At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the —— day of July Anno Dom 1724
The Governor produced to this Board a Lre from the Honoble the Govr of Verginia relating to the Boundaries Which having been duly considered of It is ordered that the Commissionrs (now appointed) for running the lines between the Two Governments do forbear to act therein till their Ldps pleasure be further known
Ordered that the Exrs of Daniel Richardson late Reciever Genl do make out the accots of what he hath recieved of the Lords Proprs moneys and lay them before this Board as soon as they possibly can.
Ordered that Mr Lovick and Mr Moseley be apointed to Examine the Records and make out an abstract of the Lands in order to form a Rent Roll pursuant to the 16th Instruction to Govr
Ordered That Mr Chief Justice return a List of the fines &c pursuant to the 17th Instruction to the Govr
Adjourned to Tuesday 10 of the Clock.
Tuesday 10 of the Clock
The above Orders being read to the Gent. of the Council that were absent yesterday they concurrd therein
John Trip being recomended to this Board for Provost Marshal of Bath County Ordered that the said John Trip be and he is hereby appointed Provost Marshal for the County of Bath till further order
At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 31st day of July Anno Dom 1724
This day the Honoble the Govr was pleased to lay before this Board the Memorial of Roderick Lloyd Esqr Anne his wife and Margaret Pugh her Daughter presented to the Lords Proprs of Carolina and by their Ldps order sent unto them by their Secretary with direction to proceed on the Subject matter of the said Memorial according to the prayer of the Memorialists The Govr also laid before this Board the petition of the said Memorialists presented by Robert Lloyd their Agent and Attorney directed unto the Honoble George Burrington Esqr Governor and Ordinary in these words vizt
The Petition of Roderick Lloyd Esq Anne his wife who is the only sister and heir of Charles Eden Esqr dec̄ed late Govr of this Province of City of London in the County of Middlesex in the Kingdom of Great Britain by Robert Lloyd of Edenton of this Province Gent. their Agent & Attry Humbly showeth That about Two years since the said Govr dyed in North Carolina Seized and possessed of a very considerable Estate both real and personal to the Value of Eight Thousand pounds sterling and upward and whereas one John Lovick of Chowan Prect Esqr Secretary of the said Province hath possessed himself of the said estate by pretext of a pretended Will made by the said Govr wch your Petitioners have been Informed and have great Cause to Suspect the same hath been procured after some unlawful and Indirect manner and that the same will was not Signed and Executed by the sd Govr after such due manner and form as by Law is required nor doth the same will appear to be Lawfully proved nor hath the said Lovick made or Exhibited any Inventory of the said Estate into the proper office all which actings and doings of the said Lovick in the Premissess as well as the pretended Will procured and obtained as aforesaid are Contrary to Law as your Petrs have been advised and tend to the great Detriment and prejudice of your Petrs your petitioners therefore must humbly pray your Honr will be pleased to Compell and Oblidge the said Lovick to Exhihitrs Estate & Effects as it stood at the time of his Death and how the same hath been applyed and the particular value thereof in sterling money and that the said Lovick do give sufficient Security to be answerable for the same to your Petitrs pursuant to the Judgemt & Decree of any of the Courts of Justice in this Province or any of the courts or or proper Authoritys in Great Britain that Justice may be done to your Petitrs and such other persons who are Legally intituled to the said Govrs Estate & Effects so as the same may be answered and applyed according to the Determination of the Validity of the dec̄eds Will (in case any such shall appear to be) or otherwise that your Petr Anne may be permitted to take out Lres of administration of the said Governors Estate &c and your Petrs shall pray &cROBt LLOYD for Petitirs
And the Govr declaring in council that he would proceed in the said cause in Council only It is thereof ordered by the Govr in Council that the said memorial and directions together with the Letter of Attorney from the Memorialists and the petition presented by Robt Lloyd Agent and attorney of the Memorialists be entred upon record in the Office of the General Court of this Province and the said John Lovick was cited to put in his answer to the said Petition on Monday next
Read the Petition of John Petiver which being considered of Ordered that the Petitionr be referred to the Common Law for his Remedy
Read the Petition of Coll William Maule Shewing That an Indian man Slave of his was now at King Blounts Towne and there detained from his Master by the Indians
This Board taking the same into Consideration does order that the said King Blount deliver up the said slave according to his articles of Agreement with this Government to the said Coll Maule otherwise to attend this Board at the next General Court in October to shew cause why he detains the said slave from his said Master
Monday August ye 3d The Council met againe Mr Lovick having filled his answer to the Petition of Roderick Lloyd &c according to order It is further ordered That the attoney of the said Roderick Lloyd have a Copy of the said answer and at his instance time to consider thereof untill the Council to be held at October Court.