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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
April 03, 1725 - April 07, 1725
Volume 02, Pages 562-565

[Council Journal.]


North Carolina—ss.
At a council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 3d day of April Anno Dom 1725

Present
The Honoble George Burrington Esqr Govr &c
Will Reed
J Lovick
E Moseley
R Sanderson
Thos Pollock
Thos Harvey
Ar Goffe
Wm Maule
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The Honoble the Governor declaring to this Board his Intentions of going within a short time to Cape Fare and from thence designs for South Carolina for the service of the Lords Proprietors Nominated Edward Moseley Esqr to preside in Council and to transact the publick business of the Government during his absence from the County of Albemarle which the council concurred with

Ordered That a Proclamation Issue for proroguing the General Assembly till the first Tuesday after the General Court in July next

Read the petition of Thomas Willson Shewing that in Aprl 1722 Eliza Whitfield took up & patented a Tract of Land in Bertie prect wch is not Cultivated as the Law directs therefore praying a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered That a patent be granted the Petr as prayed for

Read the petition of David Steward Shewing that in the year 1722 Coll Robt West obtained a patent for 550 Acres of Land lying in Bertie precinct which is not Cultivated according to Law Praying a Lapse patent may granted him for the same &c

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of John Lovick Shewing that John Blount Esqr took up and patented 560 Acres of Land lying in Chowan prect in the year 1721 which is not Cultivated as the Law directs Therefore prays a Lapse patent may Issue for the same

Ordered that a Patent Issue for the sd Land as prayed for.

Read the Petition of Simon Bryan Shewing that in March 1721 John Bryan took up and patented 640 Acres of Land in Bertie prect which is not Cultivated as the Law directs therefore prays a Lapse patent may be Granted granted him for the same &c

Ordered that a patent issue for sd Land as prayed for

Read the Petition of Lewis Bryan Shewing that in the year 1721 Micheal Ricker obtained a patent for 88 acres of Land in Bertie prect which not Cultivated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent for the same &c

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the petition of Thomas Willson Shewing that William Whitfield took up & patented in the year 1721. 280 Acres of Land in Bertie precinct which is not Cultivated as the Law directs therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of John Alston Shewing that William Daniel sometime agoe took up and patented a Tract of Land of 450 Acres lying in Chowan which is not Cultivated as the Law directs therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

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Ordered That a Patent Issue as prayed for.

Read the Petition of Simon Jeffries Shewing That Elizebeth Jeffries and Osbernne Jeffries took up and patented two several Tracts of Land in the year 1721 in Bertie prect which is not Cultivated as the Law directs Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him &c

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of John Gray Shewing that William Gray in April 1722 obtained a patent for 250 Acres of Land in Bert. prect which is not seated as Law directs therefore prays a Lapse pat &c

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Arthur Croxton who entered a Caveat against Ralf Bufkins obtaining a Lapse patent for a Tract of Land patented by Wm Lacy making it appear to this Board that the Land belongs to an Orphan

Ordered that a patent Issue in the Orphans name pursuant to the Law of this Country

Adjourned to monday the 5th of Apl 1725

Monday Apl the 5th 1725 Met againe

John Mackeel having obtained a Citation from the Honoble the Governor requiring Levi Markham and Elizabeth his Wife who had obtained Letters of Admic̄on on the Estate of William Smith deced to appear before him in Council and to bring the said admic̄on with them and the said Mackeel having since proved a Will of the said William Smith dec̄ed and obtained Letters Testary upon it and the said Citation bein returned Executed and the parties not appearing

It is ordered by the Govr in Council that the Admic̄on granted to the said Levi Markham and Eliza his wife be Null and Void and that the said Admrs forbear to intermeddle further in the said Estate.

Upon a Caveat of Mr James Winright

A Caveat being entered by Mr James Maglanghan which is referred to the next Council

Adjourned to Wednesday the 7th of April 1725

Wednesday April 7th 1725 met again

The Caveat between James Maglanghan and William Yates being argued It is Ordered that the Petition of the sd Yates be rejected

Edward Williams appearing before this Board upon a Citation obtained by Mary Roe from the Honoble the Governor in which he was Commanded to bring the Letters of Admic̄on he had taken out on the Estate of William Roe deced as Greatest Creditor and she alleadging the said Roe had made a will wherein the sd Mary is appointed and the said Mary

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Roe producing only a Coppy of the said Will attested by a Clerk of a Court of Verginia It is Ordered That upon the said Mary Roes producing to the Secretary Letters Testamentory from the Colony of Verginia on the said Will that he make out Letters upon the same here And it is further Ordered that the said Edward Williams in the mean while forbear to meddle further in the sd Estate.

Ordered that Mr James Winright do assist Mr Goffe in making up the accot of Danl Richardson Esqr late Rect Genl & that they make report thereof to this Board

By Order
J LOVICK Secty