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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 29, 1718
Volume 02, Pages 301-303

[Council Journal.]

29 March 1718

North Carolina ss
Att a Council holden at the House of Coll Thos Pollock in Chowan on Saturday the 29th day of March 1718
Present the Honble Charles Eden Esqr Governor Captn Genll and Admll
Thos Pollock Esqr Lds Proprs Depty
Wm Reed Esqr Lds Proprs Depty
T Knight Esqrs Lds Propr Depty
Richd Sanderson Esqr Lds Proprs Depty

Upon Petition of Henry Speller Setting forth that John Berry Dying seized of a Certain Tract of Land lying Kesiak Neck and Leaving no Heires or any Will the same Estcheats to the Lds proprs and prayes that

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a Writt may Issue out to the Escheator to Enquire whether the said Lands do Estcheat &c

Ordered that a Writt of Estcheat do Issue

Ordered that Enquiry be made into the Bounds of a Certain Tract of Land late Alexander Goodgroomes and a Tract now belonging to Tobias Knight Esqr on or near newport River and that a Report of the same be made to the next Council whether the lines interfere with each other or not

Upon Petition of William Stephenson praying a writt of Estcheat for a Tract of Land Containing One hundred Acres lying on Deep Creek in Little River between Thomas Holloways and the Creeks Mouth called Graces.

Ordered that a writt do Issue to Enquire whether the Same land do Estcheat accordingly

Upon Petition of Laurance McGew setting forth that Thomas Murry four years agoe survey'd and patented a Tract of Land of One hundred Acres lying on the North Shoare of Chowan which land is now Elaps'd for want of being Seated and prayes the same may be Granted him

Ordered that the same be granted as pray'd for

Ordered that Henry Lysle and William West do both appeare at the next Council to answer the said West petition

Upon Petition of Thomas Bray Setting forth that a Certain Tract of Land of Six hundred and forty acres was formerly Granted to George Smyth by Pattent bearing date the first day of April 1714 which Land is Lapsed for want of Seating the same pursuant to the Tenor of such Patent therefore prayes the same may be granted him

Ordered that the same be granted as pray'd for

Upon Petition of Samuel Brown Setting forth that he survey'd and Patented Three tracks of Land lying in Catawalskee meadow in the Precinct of Chowan which Land is Elaps'd for want of Seating in due time pursuant to the Tenor of the said pattent and therefore prayes the same may be granted to him

Ordered the same be Granted as pray'd for

Upon Petition of John Bateman setting forth that John Ainsly a Free Dennizen Died Seized of a Certain Tract or parcel of Land lyeing in Scuppernung and leaveing no Heirs nor any will the same Escheat to the Lds proprs and prayes that a Writ may Issue to the Escheator to Enquire whether the said Lands do Estcheat &c

Ordered that a Writt of Estcheat do Issue

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Ordered that Thomas Stacy and Simon Privet be Summoned to answer the Moc̄on of Christian Privet at the next Council

Tobias Knight Esqr Secry of this Province haveing Offered divers Blank patents to this Board to be signed the Question was put by the Honble the Governor whether this Board should sign any Blanck patents as formerly or not and it pass'd in the affirmative Nemine Contradicente

Upon Petition of Mathew Caywell setting forth that a Tract of Land Containing four hundred and ninety Acres lyeing on the south side of Allegator Creek which was patented by his Brother William Caywell and by him Elapsd for not being seated in due time pursuant to the Tenor of the said patent and therefore prayes the same may be Granted him

Ordered that the same be Granted as prayd for

Upon Petition of William Maule therein setting forth that Robert Paterson four years agoe Surveyd and Patented a Tract of Land Lying on the South side of Potakashe in Chowan Precinct wch said Land is now laps'd for want of being seated in due time pursuant to the Tenor of the said Patent and therefore prays the same may be Granted to him

Ordered that the same be Granted as pray'd for

Upon Petition of Coll Maurice Moore therein Setting forth that some time in December 1714 Mr John Blount obtained a patent for Six hundred and Twenty Seven Acres of land Joyning to the Land whereon he now lives in Chowan precinct and that the said Blount hath not Seated the same according to the purport and Tenore of the said whereby the said Land is Lapsd and therefore prayes the same may be Granted to him

Ordered that the same be Granted as pray'd for

Upon Petition of John Bennet therein Setting forth that about the beginning of the late Unhappy Indyan Warr in this Goverment he bought of one Edward Berry a Certain peice of Land lying in Cashi where the said Berry then dwelt Containing Two hundred Acres and paid the said Berry ye full Considerac̄on money for the same after which and before the said Land was secured and Convey'd to him the said Berry was unfortunately killed so that he Could never get a Title to the said Land wherefore he praye a patent for the said Land &c

Ordered that the same be Granted as pray'd for