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Minutes of the Perquimans Precinct Court
North Carolina. Precinct Court (Perquimans Precinct)
October 09, 1705 - October 10, 1705
Volume 01, Pages 624-627


Pequimins ss:
Att A Court held att the House of Mr Dennis Macclendon the 9th Day of Octobr Anno Dni 1705

Prsent The Worpll
Francis Foster Esqre Justice
John Stepney Esqre Justice
Dennis Macclendon Esqre Justice
Willm̄ Stevens Esqre Justice
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Upon Petic̄on of Jane Anderson praying an order for Lres of Aministrac̄on on the Estate of John Anderson Decd as nearest of Kinn to the Deced

Orderd that Jane Anderson have Lres of Administrac̄on on the Estate of John Anderson Deced And that Isaac Wilson Dennis Macclendon & Andrew Reed apprise the aforesd Estate & that the sd Jane Anderson bring in an Inventory of the Deceds Estate to the next prcinct Court.

Thomas Houghton prsents John Norcom overseer of the High wayes in his Room for the year Ensuinge.

Orderd That the Sd John Norcom be thereunto Impowered by A warrt to him directed.

Upon Petic̄on of Captn John Hecklefield praying lres of Administration de bonis non Administratis of the Estate of Simon Trumbull deced.

Orderd that John Hecklefield have fresh lres of Administrac̄on of the Estate of Simon Trumbull Dec̄ed & That Mr Willm Bartlett John Willoughby & Francis Penrice apprise the Aforesd Estate if any be to be found.

Thomas Mercer prsents Walter Tanner Overseer of the High Wayes in his Room for the year Ensuing.

Orderd That the Sd Walter Tanner be thereunto Impowered by A Warrt to him directed.

A Deed of Sale from Willm̄ White to Willm̄ Targiter acknowledged in Court & Ordered to be Recorded.

A Power of Attorney from Anne White to Willm̄ White her husband provd by the Oaths of Thomas Snoden & Patrick Eggerton & Orderd to be recorded.

Orderd that Thomas Wenslow Daniel Snooke & Thomas Lilly Severally appear att the next prcinct Court.

John Hopkins comes to prosecute his Suite agt Andrew Rosse & Richd Leary Executrs of Cornelius Leary Dec̄ed in A Plea of Debt & Complaines for four pounds & ten Shillings in Clean drest fresh porke & the plts came not & John Norcom produces A Power of Attorney prov'd from the Sd Leary to the Sd Norcom

Orderd that the matter be referrd to the next prcinct Court.

A Bill from Andrew Rosse & Richd Leary Executr of Cornelius Leary dec̄ed for the Sume of Four pounds & Tenne Shillings prov'd by the Oath of Thomas Norcom & left for further proof

A Deed of Sale from John Hare to John Bennett acknowledged in Court & Orderd to be recorded.

An Assignmt of A Deed of Sale from John Hare to John Bennett acknowledged in Court & Orderd to be recorded.

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A Power of Attorney from Sarah Hare to John Hare her Husband provd by the Oath of John Falconr & Orderd to be recorded

A Deed of Sale from John Falconr to John Gray Acknowledged in Court & Orderd to be recorded

By an Informacon of Elizabeth Exhibited agt Ellinor Mearle by Thomas Snoden her Maties Attorney Generall & Procuratr for the Lords Proprietrs agt Ellinor Mearle for breach of an Act Entituled an Act agt Fornicac̄on & Adultery And the Sd Ellinor appeard & Confesses the Informac̄on.

Orderd That Ellinor Mearle be punished by receiving Ten Stripes on her Back well laid on & pay Costs als Exō

And then the Court adjourns till tomorrow Morning 7 of clock.

Att 7 of Clock on Wednesday the Court meets.

Complt being made to this Court by the orphans of George Sutten dec̄ed That Abraham Warren their Guardian hath given them Imoderate Correcc̄on & deprived them of Competent Sustenance,

Orderd That Dennis Macclendon take into his Custody Elizabeth & Deborah Sutten two of the aforesd Orphans & all their reall & personall Estate whatsoever & be accountable for the same when thereunto legally called.

Orderd that Nathaniel Sutton take into his Care & Custody Richd Sutten one of the aforesd Orphans & all his reall & personall Estate whatsoever & be accountable for the Same when thereunto legally called.

Orderd that A Bond past by Abraham Warren, Samuel Nicholson & James Oats for the aforesd Orphans Estate be null & void to all intents & purposes.

Upon Petic̄on of Charles Craddock Shewing That Henry Norman detains from the petic̄onr one Trunk one Chest an Inkhorn & a Bible

Orderd that Henry Norman render unto the petic̄onr the aforesd Chest Trunk Bible & Inkhorn with Costs als Exō.

Alexander the Indyan by a Reference from the last Court comes to prosecute his suite agt Juliana Lakar in A Plea of the Case & Complains That he the plt Sometime in the Month of May in the year of our Lord God 1692 in & by A certaine writing obligations contracted to & with the Deft to Serve her the Deft the full time & terme of twelve yeares from the Date of the Sd Contract And the plt Sayth that att the end or Expirac̄on of the Sd terme of Twelve yeares he the plt was to be free & att Liberty And that the plt hath Servd the aforesd terme & time according to contract. And that the Deft hath detained the plt a Servt one year over and above the time Specifyed in the aforesd Contract to his Damage Tenne pounds And prays an Order for his freedom And for Plea the

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Deft Cometh forth & Sayth that She never did by any writing obligac̄on or Contract to nor with Saunders her Indyan for any terme of years nor never did assigne to any writing attained to his Freedom Soe putts him to prove that She did & throws herself upon the Country And the plt likewise And the Marshall was Comanded to Cause to Come twelve true & lawfull men of the vicinage who neither &c. To whom &c By whom the matter may be found And there came Mr Isaac Wilson Mr Timothy Clare Mr Willm̄ White Mr Patrick Eggerton Mr Richd Davenport Mr Peter Jones Mr Willm̄ Pargiter Mr Ralph Boatman Mr Willm̄ Bogue Mr John Hopkins Mr Thomas Pierce & Mr Willm̄ Moore who Impannell'd & Sworn Say wee of the Jury find for the plaintiffe with Costs of Sute.

Orderd that the plaintiffe be free from the Deft and that the Deft pay Costs als Exs. And in Barr of all further proceedings the Deft prays an Appeal in to the next Honble Court of Chancery which is granted.

Mrs Juliana Lakar assumes to be indebted unto his Excellency the palatine & the Lords Proprietrs in the full & Just Sum̄e of Twenty pounds & Thomas Norcom assumes in behalfe of the sd Juliana Lakar in the sume of Ten pounds That She the sd Juliana Lakar shall prosecute her appeal agt Alexander the Indyan to the next Honble Court of Chancery

Upon petic̄on of Captn James Coles

Orderd That Thomas Snoden pay unto Captn James Coles for his attendance as Evidence for Alexander the Indyan v Juliana Lakar with Costs als Exo

Upon Peticon of John Old

Ordered that Alexander the Indyan pay unto the Peticonr Seven Shillings & Six pence with Costs as an Evidence agt Juliana Lakarals Exo.

Upon Peticon of Richd Skinner

Ordered that Alexander the Indyan pay unto Richd Skinner Seven Shillings & Six pence as an Evidence agt Mrs Juliana Lakar with Costs als Exo

Upon Peticon of Ralph Fletcher Jun

Orderd that Alexander the Indyan pay unto the peticonr Seven Shillings & Six pence as Evidence agt Juliana Lakar with Costs als Exo.

Upon peticon of Thomas Houghton

Orderd that Alexander the Indyan pay unto the Peticonr Seven Shillings & Six pence as Evidence agt Mrs Juliana Lakar with Costs als Exo.

Ellinor Mearle Comes voluntarily before this Court & makes oath upon the Holy Evangelist that Saml Padgett of Chowan prcinct is the only Father of a Bastard child born of her Body & further Sayth not.

FFRANCIS FFOSTER
JOHN STEPNEY
DENIS MACKLENDIN
WILLIAM STIVINS.