powered by google
Documenting the American South Logo
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Advanced Search Options
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
October 18, 1722 - October 29, 1722
Volume 02, Pages 460-463

[Council Journal.]


North Carolina—ss.
At a council held at Edenton the 18th day of Octor 1722

Present The Honoble William Reed Esqr Presidt &c
Christ Gale Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
Richd Sanderson Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
John Lovick Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
Thos Pollock Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
-------------------- page 461 --------------------

Read the Partition of James Mack Daniel Shewing that Abel Ross above three years ago obtained a Patent for 300 acres of Land lying in Pasquotank and not being seated and planted as the Law direct is become Lapsable therefore prays he may have a Lapse patent for the same

Ordered that the same be granted as prayed for

Read the Petition of James Mack Daniel Shewing That the Honoble the President Lapsed a peice of Land above three years agoe lying in Pasquotanque containing 800 acres of Land which is become Lapsable for want of due seating and planting thereon praying That a patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that the same be granted as prayed for

Read the petition of Richard Dange shewing that in the year 1715 William Swann obtained a patent for 300 Acres of Land lying in Curratuck and for want of being duly seated and planted as the Law directs is become Lapsable therefor prays a patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a Patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Mathew Caswell Shewing that John Petiver obtained a patent in the year 1718 for Acres of Land lying on Pineknot Ridge at Scupernung wch not being seated and planted as the Law directs is become Lapsable therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that the same be granted as prayed for

Read the Petition of Daniel Ogwin Shewing that Lewis William obtained a patent in the year 1714 for a Tract of Land but not seating and planting thereon as the Law directs is become Lapsable for want of seating and planting therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a Patent Issue as pray'd for

Read the Petition of William Barelet Shewing That Thomas Robinson above five years ago obtained a patent for 500 Acres of Land lying on Pasquotanke the head of Little River wch not being seated and planted as the Law directs is become lapsable for want of seating and planting as the Law directs is become Lapsable therefore prays that a Lapse patent may be granted him

Ordered That a patent be granted as prayed for

Read The Petition of Thomas Ashley Junr shewing That in the year 1718 his father obtained a patent for 300 Acres of Land lying on the west shore which for want of seating and planting is become lapsable praying a patent may be granted him for ye same

Ordered the same be granted as prayed for

-------------------- page 462 --------------------

This Board having in March last Ordered John Scott Father to James Took Scott Thomas Scott Mary Scott Elizebeth Scott and Sarah Scott Legatees in the will of James Took dec̄ed to attend this Board which order was made upon the Protest of Daniel Richardson Esqr advocate for Thomas Comander and William Efferingham Execrs of the said James Tooks will against the proceeding of the said John Scot because he was not legally allowed Curator to the said Children and Christopher Gale Esqr Chief Justice producing to this Board a Certificate dated in July last shewing that the said John Scot did come before him and that in his presence Mary Scot Elizabeth Scot Sarah Scot Thomas Scot and James Took Scot the Legatees aforsd did chose the said John Scot their Curator or Guardian which this Board having duly considered of and knowing that the Judge or Ordinary was at the time very ill in his Bed and not capable to take their acknowledgmt are satisfyed with the sd John Scot's proceedings and do allow and appoint him the said John Scot Curator to the Children Legatees as aforsd

And the advocates to both partys appearing and having argued whether the Libel should stand good which was taken out by the said John Scot in behalf of his Children before he was allowed to be curator

This Board having duly weighed the matter argued on both sides are of opinion that the Libel is not well supported and doe therefore order that the same be signifyed

By order
J LOVICK Secty

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss.
At a General Biannual Assembly held at Edenton Octo the 29th 1722 The following Lawe was made and Ratifyed

An Act for Naturalizing Abraham Blewlet Native of Switserland having for many years past been Resident in this Government and behaving himself upon all occassions with Great Loyalty and readiness to leave the Goverment and humbly prays to be naturalized and having taken the Oaths as by Law appointed

Be it Enacted by his Excelly etc and by the authority of the same

It is hereby Enacted that the sd Abraham Blewlet be reputed Deemed and taken as one of her Majestys natural born subjects in this Government with full power to have take and purchase and enjoy any goods and

-------------------- page 463 --------------------
Chattles Land Tenements and Hereditaments and the same as well what he is now possessed off as what he shall hereafter purchase or Lawfully possess to give Grant Bargian sell and dispose of in as full and ample a manner to all intent and purposes as any his Majesty Natural born subjects can or may

WILLIAM REED
C GALE
R SANDESON
J LOVICK
T POLLOCK
E MOSELY Speakr