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Minutes of the Perquimans Precinct Court
North Carolina. Precinct Court (Perquimans Precinct)
October 08, 1706
Volume 01, Pages 653-656


Pequimins ss att a Court held att the House of James Thickpen in Pequimins River the 8th day of Octobr Anno Dni 1706
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James Coles Esqr Justice
John Stepney Esqr Justice
Tho: Long Esqr Justice
Joseph Sutten Sen Esqr Justice
Willm̄ Long Esqr Justice

Richd Leary Deputy Marshall of this prcinct takes & Subscribes to the Oaths appointed by Law.

Upon Petic̄on of Mr James Minge praying to be admitted to prove Rights is admitted & proves Rights to one Thousand Acres of Land by

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Importac̄on of James Minge Six times Ruth Minge Thrice Robin A Negro Four times Bob: Sam: Sue: Jane: & Doll Sam & Voll

Richd Turner by his Subscripc̄on proves Rights to Four Hundred & Fifty acres of Land by the Importation of Richd Turner Thrice his wife Bridgett Turner William Barnstable 2 Elizabeth Turner John Turner and John Hooks.

Hannah Mandlin Administratrix of the Estate of Ezekiel Mandlin deced produces an Inventory of the Sd Deceds Estate & in Court makes Oath to the Same.

Saml Charles by his Subscripc̄on proves Rts to Two Hundred acres of Land by the Importac̄on of Charles Scott Mary Scott Eliz: Scott & Mary Scott

A Deed of Sale from Willm White & Anne his wife to Willm Long Assignee of Peter Baudry acknowledged in Court & Orderd to be recorded.

Richd Skinner makes oath upon the Holy Evangelist that he Stands in bodily fear of a negro calld Dick belonging to Mris Joannah Jeferyes.

Orderd That the Marshall take into his custody the sd Negro Dick untill the sd Joannah Jeffereyes become bound with good Security for the sd negroes good abearance to all her Maties Liege people & especially to Richd Skinner.

Willm Felts makes Oath That he Stands in bodily fear of A Negro Calld Dick belonginge to Mris Joannah Jefferyes.

Orderd that the marshall take into his Custody the Sd Negro Dick untill Joannah Jeferyes shall become bound with good & Sufficient Security for the Sd Negroes good abearance to all her Maties Liege people & especially to Willm Felts.

A power of Attorney from Robt Douglass & Anne his wife to Thomas Snoden prov'd in Court by the Oath of Willm Long & Orderd to be recorded

A Deed of Sale from Robt Douglass & Anne his wife by Tho: Snoden their Attorney unto Edwd Berry acknowledged & Orderd to be recorded.

A power of Attorney from Mary Berry to Edwd Berry her husband prov'd by the Oath of Willm Long & Orderd to be recorded.

An Assignmt of A Deed of Sale from Edwd Berry to Peter Jones acknowledged in Court & Orderd to be recorded.

And Edwd Berry Attorney of Mary his wife relinquishes her Right of Dower of in & to the Land Specifyed in the Sd Deed

An Inventory of the Estate of John Anderson deced prov'd in Court by the Oath of James Morgan.

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Ralph Boasman appointed Constable in this prcinct takes the Oath appointed by Law.

Elizabeth Fitz Garrett convict before this Court of the Breach of an Act of Assembly Intitled Servt women having bastard children for that she the sd Elizabeth being Servt to Thomas Speight hath in her Servitude a Bastard Child born of her Body, contrary to the tenr of the Sd Act & the Sd Elizabeth Confeses the Informac̄on.

Orderd That the sd Elizabeth Fitzgarrett Serve Thomas Speight two yeares over & above the time she is to Serve according to the Tenr of the sd act of Assembly.

Ordered that an Infant not baptised begotten by John Morly upon the Body of Elizabeth Fitz Garrett Serve Thomas Speight his Heires & assignes for & during & until he shall attain to the Age of Twenty one yeares.

Francis Beesley by a Reference from the last Court comes to prosecute his Suite agt Thomas Houghton for the Sume of Twenty two Shillings & Six pence and the Deft came not and the plt proves his acct by his Oath.

Ordered that Thomas Houghton pay to Francis Beesley the Sume of Twenty two Shillings & Six pence with Costs als Exō.

Upon Petic̄on of Saml Phelps,

Ordered That Francis Beesley pay to Saml Phelps the Sum̄e of Five Shillings as Evidence for his attendance in behalfe of the Sd Francis agt Thomas Houghton.

Saml Herst comes to prosecute his Suite agt John Flowers Jun for the Sum̄e of Twenty five Shillings And the Deft Came not.

And the plt prayes an Order agt the Marshall.

Orderd that the Marshall have the Body of the Sd John Flowers Jun to the next prcinct Court als Judmt to be Confirmed agt the Marshall

Richd Lerry Marshall prays an Attachmt agt the Estate of John Flowers Jun which is granted.

John Hopkins Comes to prosecute his Suite agt Thomas Houghton in A plea of Debt & Complaines for the Sume of three pounds four Shillings & Seven pence in good Merchantable fresh porke by Bill And the Deft Came not

And the plt prayes an Attachmt agt the Defts Estate which is granted.

John Hopkins comes to prosecute his Suite agt Thomas Houghton in A plea of the Case & Complaines for the Sume of Three pounds Nyne Shilling & four pence by acct And the Deft Came not And the plt prayes an Attachmt agt the Defts Estate which is Granted.

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A Bill from Thomas Houghton to John Hopkins for the Sume of Three pounds four Shillings & Seven pence prov'd by the Oaths of Tho: Snoden & John Bennett.

John Hopkins produces an acct agt Thomas Houghton for the Sume of Three pounds three Shillings & three pence & proves the same by his Oath.

Richd Davenport Comes to this Court & Saith he is Justly Indebted unto Tho: Snoden Sen the full & Just Sume of Twenty Six Shillings & Eight pence and Confesses judgmt for the Same.

Orderd That Richd Davenport pay unto Tho: Snoden Sen the sume of Twenty Six Shilling & Eight pence with Costs of suite als Exō.

Ordered that Thomas Norcom be overseer of the High ways in the Room of Henry Norman & that he be thereunto Impowered by a warrt to him directed.

Ordered That James Morgan Jun be Overseer of the High wayes in the Room of Walter Tanner & that he be Impowered thereto by a warrt to him directed.

Saml Phelps & Francis Beesley appointed Packers for this prcinct refuse to take the Oath appointed by Law.

Saml Phelps appointed keeper of the Toll Booke for the prcinct of pequimins takes the Oath appointed by Law.

Orderd That Edwd Wilson be constable in the Room of John Davenport for the year Ensuinge.

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