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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 29, 1716
Volume 02, Pages 226-227

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina ss
Att a Council holden at the house of Capt. Richd Sanderson at Little River on Thursday March ye 29 1716
Present the Honble Charles Eden Esqr Governor Captn Genll & Admll
The Honble Nath Chevin Esqr Lds proprietors Depty
The Honble C Gale Esqr Lds proprietors Depty
The Honble Fras Forster Esqr Lds proprietors Depty
The Honble T Knight Esqr Lds proprietors Depty

Upon Petition of Francis Forster showing that Samuel Charles has made a Survey of a Tract of Sunken Land and Swamp Joyning upon him to his Great Prejudice and without giving him any notice thereof Contrary to ye Lawes in that behalf made

Ordered that the said Charles be summoned to appeare at the next Council to shew cause why the said Foster may not have ye first refuse of ye Said Land and that in the meane time he forbears to make any further proceedings thereon

Upon Petition of Gabriel Newby Shewing that a Tract of Land formerly settled and Inhabited by Charles MacDaniel in Perquimons River has been Disserted for this one and Twenty years and no heire appearing ye same nor any person to pay the Rents thereof the said Newby prays that a wart may Issue out to appraise ye Labor done on ye same land and that the same may be Granted him ye said Newby pursuant to ye act of Assembly in that behalfe made and provided.

Ordered that a Wart do Issue out upon the said act pursuant thereto as pray'd for in ye said Petition

Upon petition of Thos Boswell praying that a partition of a Tract of Land wherein his wife and Elizebeth Watter her sister are Joynt Tenants and that Elizebeth having sold her part in the said land prayes that

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an order may Issue out to the Surveyor for to make an Equal division thereof that each party may know their own share

Ordered that the Surveyor Genll or his Depty Do make partition of Said Lands as in ye Said partition prayd.

Upon Petition of Francis MacClendon Shewing that a Tract of Land Containing Four hundred Acres was Granted to Michael Hill by pattent dated ye 5th day of March 1711/12 Is now laps'd for want of being Seated in due time pursuant to ye said Pattent and prayes that the same may be granted to him

Ordered that the same be granted as pray'd for

Upon Petition of Thos Ashley Junior Shewing that a Certaine Tract of Land lyeing in Chowan precinct Containing One hundred and Twenty Acres was Granted to Tho Ashley Senr by Pattent bearing date is Laps'd for want of being seated in due time pursuant to ye said Pattent and prayes that the same may be granted him

Ordered that the same be granted as pray'd for

Upon Petition of James Boon Shewing that a Tract of Land Lyeing in Chowan precinct Contayning five hundred and Seventy five Acres was granted to Thos Sessims by pattent dated the fourth of Novembr 1707 is Lapsd for want of being seated in due time pursuant to ye said pattent and pray that the same may be granted him

Ordered the same be granted as pray'd for

Upon Petition of Benjn Blount Guardian to his Bror John Blount Showing that he is not Capable to discharge the trust in him reposed and prayes that Jacob Blount another Bror of ye said John may be appointed Guardian to ye said John in his stead

Ordered that Letters of Guardianship do Issue out to the said Jacob Blount as prayd for