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Minutes of the General Court of North Carolina
North Carolina. General Court
July 28, 1720
Volume 02, Pages 402-407


North Carolina—ss
Att a Genll Court of Oyer & Terminer continued and held for the sd Province at the Genll Court House in Chowan Precinct the 28 July 1720
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Present
Jno Blount Eqrs
Jno Worley Eqrs
Rt West Eqrs

Charles Wilks being call'd to answer a Presentment of the Grand Jury for living in open adultery fail'd to appear & Thos Henman offerd to appear & plead as his Attorney the Court will not admitt thereof. Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that further process do issue to compell him to answer the sd Presentmt at the next Court

Mary Brinn being call'd to answer a presentmt of the Grand Jury for keeping Company with Chas Wilks fail'd to appear Thomas Henman offor'd to appear and plead as her attorney the Court will not admitt thereof. Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Order'd that further process do issue out against the sd Mary Brinn to compell her to appear &c at the next Court

John White Senr being call'd to answer a presentmt of the Grand Jury for selling Liquor without Lycence fail'd to appear. Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Order'd that further process do issue to compell him to appear &c at the next Court

Thomas Spivy being call'd to answer a presentmt of the Grand Jury for hog stealing fail'd to appear Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Order'd that further process do issue to compell him to appear &c at the next Court.

Abraham Spivy being call'd to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for Hoggstealing fail'd to appear, Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Order'd further process do issue to compell him to appear &c at the next Court.

Benjn Spivy being call'd to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for Hoggstealing appear'd according to his Recognizance last Court Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Order'd that he be continued upon the same Recognizance to answer at the next Court with which the sd Benjn is Content

Jacob Spivy being call'd to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for Hoggstealing appear'd according to his Recognizance last Court Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Order'd that he be continued upon the same Recognizance to answer at the next Court with which the sd Jacob is Content

Abraham Spivy being call'd to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for mismarking hoggs fail'd to appear Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Order'd that further process do issue to Compell him to appear &c at the next Court.

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Thomas Spivy being calld to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for breaking the Sabbath appeard and acknowledged himself to be Indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of ffive Pounds to be levyd upon his Land & tenemts goods and chattells with condition that he appear &c at the next Court. Jacob Spivy being calld to answer Presentmts of the Grand jury for breaking the Sabbath appeard according to his Recognizance last Court. Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that he be continued upon the same Recognizance to appear at the next Court with which the sd Jacob is content

Benjn Spivy being called to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for breaking the sabbath appeard according to his Recognizance last Court Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that he be continued upon the same Recognizance to appear and answer at the next Court with which the said Benjn is Content

Abraham Spivy being calld to answer a presentmt of the Grand Jury for breaking the Sabbath faild to appear Upon Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that further process do issue agst him for his appearance here at the next Court

Henry Pendleton being called to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for breaking the Sabbath failed to appear Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd yt farther process do issue agst him for his appearance at the next Court.

Emanll Low being calld to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for breaking the Sabbath faild to appear Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd yt further process do issue agst him for his appearance at the next Court

Benjn West being calld to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for breaking the Sabbath, failed to appear Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd yt farther process do issue agst him for his appearance at the next Court.

Jeremiah Vail being called to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for abusing John Blount Esqr one of the Justices of this Court appeard upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that the said Jeremiah be taken & be in Custody of the Marshall till he enter into Recognizance to appear here the 3d day of the next Court and answer the said Presentmt & be of his good behaviour in the mean time.

Thomas Bray being call'd to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for abusing Thomas Betterley Esqr a Justice of the Peace for Chowan Precinct appeard Upon motion of the Attorney Genll & by the Opinion & Consent of the Court a nolle prosequi is Orderd theron

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James ffleming being calld to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for abusing Thos Rountree Esqr a Justice of the Peace for Chowan Precinct fail'd to appear Upon motion of the Attorney Genll order, yt further process do issue agst him to appear at the next Court and be of his good behaviour in the mean time

Wm Smith being calld to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for not mending and repairing the Highways faild to appear. Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that further process do issue agst him for his appearance at the next Court.

John Hassell being calld to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for speaking prophane words faild to appear Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that further process do issue agst him for his appearance here at the next Court

John Relf & Edward ffaircloth being calld to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for not repairing the roads failed to appear Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd yt further process do issue agst him for his appearance here at the next Court

Wm Alexander being calld to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for forgery faild to appear Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that further process do issue agst him for his appearance here at the next Court

David Ambross being calld to answer a presentmt of the Grand Jury for retailing Liquor without Lycence appeard and acknowledged himself to be Indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of Tenn pounds to be levyd upon his Lands & Tenemts Goods & Chattells with condition that he appear here at the next Court and answer the sd Presentmt

ffrancis Branch being calld upon to answer Presentmt of the Grand Jury for retailing Liquor without Lycence appeard and acknowledged himself to be indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of Tenn pounds to be levy'd upon his lands & Tenemts Goods & Chattells with Condition yt he appear here at the next Court to answer the sd Presentment

Robert Barnes being called to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for conveying away Charles Wilks presented by the Grand Jury for living in open Adultery appeared and acknowledged himself indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of one hundred pounds and Thos Blitchendon in the like sum of one hundred pounds with condition that the sd Robt Barnes appear here at the next Court and answer the sd Presentmt and be of his good behaviour in the mean time

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Jno Price being called to answer a Presentmt of the Grand Jury for conveying away Chas Wilks presented by the Grand Jury for living in open Adultery appeared and acknowledged himself to be indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of one hundred pounds and Thomas Blitchendon in the like sum of one hundred pounds with condition that the sd John Price appear here at ye next Court to answer the sd presentmt and be of his good behaviour in the mean time

Danll McDaniel & Robert Attkins being bound by Recognizance to appear at this Court being called they failed to appear. Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Ordered that process do issue against the same

Caleb Spephens being bound to appear at this Court appeared and acknowledged himself to be indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of twenty pounds to be Levyed upon his Lands & Tenemts goods and Chattells with condition that he appear here at the next Court and answer to the complaint of Archabd campbell for felloniously taking away the boxes or knaves of a pair of cartwheels belonging to Archabd Campbell.

Paul Palmer being called to answer for suspicion of ffelloniously takeing a negro man named Sambo with divers goods the estate of Nichol Crisp, Appeared, Upon motion of the Attorney General Ordered that he be continued in Custody of the marshall he refusing to enter into Recognizance to appear at the next Court and answer the same

Joseph Darden being charged with uttering fforged Bills of this Province was Orderd by this Court to appear here and give sufficient proofs how he came by the same Appeared and having fully satisfyd the Court of the same is Discharged therefrom paying Costs

Joseph Jessop being bound to appear at this Court to answer his abuse to a constable in the Execution of his office Appeared

Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that he be in Custody of the Marshall till he enter into Recognizance to appear at the next Court & answer the same

Joseph Jessop being bound to appear at ys Court to answer for Rescue by him made Appeard Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that he be in Custody of the Marshall till he enter into Recognizance to appear here at the next Court and answer the same.

Jno Relf being bound by Recognizance to appear at this Court to answer the complaint of Mr Edmd Gale appeard Upon motion of the Attorney Genll and by consent of the sd Relf Orderd that he be continued upon the same Recognisance till next Court

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Wm Braswell being bound by Recognizance to appear at this Court to answer his abuse to a constable in the execution of his office Appeard. Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that he be in Custody of the Marshall till he enter into Recognizance to appear & answer at the next Court the sd complaint and that he be of his good behaviour in the mean time.

Thomas Stoneham being bound by Recognizance to appear at this Court to answer his abuse to a Constable in the Execution of his office, Appeard, Upon motion of the Attorney Genll Orderd that he be in custody of the Marshall till he enter into Recognizance to appear and anwer the same at the next Court and that in the meantime he be of his good behaviour.

Jno Birkett Senr and Jno Birkett Junr Appeard in Custody by a process from Thos Rountree Esqr a Justice of the Peace for Chowan Precinct on a complaint of Jenkin Williams for Trespass & fforcible Entry by ym made on the plantation of the sd Jenkin Williams

Orderd that the sd Jno Birkett Senr & Jno Birkett Junr be in Custody of the Marshall till they enter into Recognizance with two sufficient securitys in the sum of five hundred pounds to appear at the next Court to answer the sd Complaint & that in the meantime they be of their good behaviour

Jno Birkett Junr appeard in Custody by a Precept from Thomas Rountree Esqr a Justice of the Peace for Chowan Precinct on a complaint of Jenkin Williams for a Trespass & fforcible Entry by him made on the plantation of the Jenkin Williams. Orderd yt the sd John Birkett be in Custody of the Marshall till he enter into Recognizance with two sufficient securitys in the sum of ffive hundred pounds to appear at the next Court and answer ye sd Complaint & yt in the meantime he be of his good behaviour

Orderd yt Martin ffredk Razom be taken into Custody till he give security to be of his good behaviour till next Court for his misbehaviour in this Court

Martin ffredk Razom & Arthur Dugall acknowledge themselves to be indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of twenty pounds each to be Levyed upon their Lands & Tenements goods & Chattells with Condition that the sd Martin ffredk Razom appear here at the next Court and that in the mean time he be of his good behaviour.

Adjourned to the Court in Course.