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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
June 04, 1717 - June 05, 1717
Volume 02, Pages 282-283

[Council Journal.]


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Att a Council holden at the House of the Honble Coll Thomas Pollock in Chowan on Tuseday the 4th day of June Anno Dom̄ 1717

Present the Honble Charles Eden Governor Captn Genll & Adll
The Honble Thos Pollock Esqr Lds Proptrs Depty
The Honble Fredk Jones Esqr Lds Proptrs Depty
The Honble Fras Foster Esqr Lds Proptrs Depty
The Honble T Knight Esqr Lds Proptrs Depty
The Honble N Chevin Esqr Lds Proptrs Depty

Upon Petition of John Gray setting forth that a Tract of Land lying in Chowan Containing acres was formerly granted by Patent to Wm Fulk is now Lapsed for want of being Seated in due time pursuant to the Tenor of the said Patent and prayes the same may be Granted to him

Ordered that the same be Granted as pray'd for

Upon Petition of John Nairne shewing that a Tract of Land formerly Granted by Patent to Edward Howard is lapsed for want of Seating and prays the same may be Granted to him

Ordered that the same be Granted as pray'd for

Upon Petition of John Nairn Shewing that a Tract of Land formerly Granted by Patent to John Miner is Laps'd for want of being Seated in due time and prayes ye same may be granted to him

Ordered that the same be granted as pray'd for

Then this Board Adjourned till to morrow morning 9 of the Clock

Wenesday morning June the fifth 1717 this board mett again

Present Ut Supra together with Coll Reed

Upon Petition of Catherine Morby shewing that her late Husband George Morby is Dead and hath left no Heires in this Govermt by which means a Tract of Land on the Head of Cashoke Creek whereon he lived is become Escheatable and prayes the same may be granted to her

Ordered that the same be granted as prayd for and that a Warrt be directed to the Escheat master accordingly

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Upon Petition of Henry Bonner showing that a Tract of Land Lying on Morratock River was formerly Granted to Thos Hoskins by Patent and is now lapsd for want of being seated in Due time pursuant to the purport of the said Patent and prayes the same may be Granted to him

Ordered that the same be granted as prayed for

Upon Petition of Henry Lysle Junior shewing that a Tract of Land on Cashoke Creek formerly Granted to Henry Lysle Senior by Patent is Elapsed for want of being seated in due time pursuant to the Purport of the said Patent and prayes that the same may be Granted to him

Ordered that the same be granted as prayed for


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Whereas the Tuscarora Indians by their articles of peace with this Governmt were bounded and Limited for their future Settlement to a certain Tract of Land lying between Onion quits-tah Creek on Pamplico River and Nuse river to which settlement they were to repaire so soon as the Warr should be over But for as much as the Indyan Warr is since broken out in South Carolina the aforesaid Tuscarore Indyans have Signified to this Government that they are in Danger of being Attacked and destroyed by those Indyans and therefore has prayed to be allowed a Settlement on Morratock River for their further Security Now be it known that it is hereby mutually agreed on between the Honble Charles Eden Governor Capt Genll and Admll of this Province by and with the Advice and Consent of the Council for and on behalfe of himselfe and the Inhabitants of this Governmt and King Blount for and on behalfe of himselfe and ye rest of the Tuscarora Indyans that for as much as the said Blount and his Indyans have been very Servicable to this Government and still Continues so to be And as a particular mark of Favor from this Government They do hereby Give unto him the said Blount for his further and better support of himselfe and his Indyans all the Land lying between Mr Jones's Lower land on the northside of the Morratock river to Quitmak Swamp And the said King Blount doth hereby agree to remove all his Indyans from off the other Lands down to Roovosskee by Chrismas next And that they shall not molest nor disturb the Inhabitants nor their stocks in Hunting in any of the adjacent Grounds but that they shall take all the due Care therein they can and that they shall not nor will not Claim any Right or property to any Other Lands hereafter on Either side of Morratock River

In Witness whereof the said Parties have Interchanably Set their hands and Seals this fifth day of June 1717