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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
July 28, 1726 - August 01, 1726
Volume 02, Pages 637-639

[Council Journal.]


North Carolina—ss.
At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 28th day of July 1726

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Present
The Honoble Sir Richard Everard Barrt Govr &c
William Reed Esqr Member of Council
Chri Gale Esqr Member of Council
J Lovick Esqr Member of Council
Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council
Richard Sanderson Esqr Member of Council
Thos Harvey Esqr Member of Council
John Palin Esqr Member of Council
Robert West Esqr Member of Council
E Gale Esqr Member of Council

John Blount Esqr a member of this Board being Dead the Honoble the Governor Nominated John Worley Esqr to succeed him which the Major Part of this Council agreeing to the said Worley Qualifyed himself by taking and subscribing to the several Oaths by Law Appointed for the Qualification of Publick Officers as allso the Test and his place at the Board accordingly

Adjourned to Monday next

Monday August the first 1726 met againe

Present
The Honoble Sir Richard Everard Barrt Govr &c
William Reed Esqr Member of the Council
Chr Gale Esqr Member of the Council
John Lovick Esqr Member of the Council
Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of the Council
R Sanderson Esqr Member of the Council
Thos Harvey Esqr Member of the Council
John Palin Esqr Member of the Council
Edwd Gale Esqr Member of the Council
J Worley Esqr Member of the Council

Ordered that a New Commission of the Peace Issue for the precinct of Pasquotank Directed to John Palin Esqr John Solley Robt Lowry David Bayley Nathl Hall Gabriel Burnham William Willson William Ludford John Relph John Armour

Ordered That Evan Jones be added to the Commission of the Peace for the precint of Craven.

Ordered That the present Assembly be dissolved and that a Proclamation Issue for that purpose accordingly

Ordered That a New Commission of the Peace Issue for the General Court of this Province Directed to the old Members except Mr Lloyd and that Henry Bonner and Thos Speight Esqrs be added

Ordered that a New Commission of the Peace Issue for the precinct of Beauford and Hyde directed to James Leigh Simon Alderson Gyles Shute Robt Turner Joshua Porter Samuel Slade Robert Payton Thos Worseley Junr John Worley Junr Roger Kenyon Wm Cordent

Read the Petition of James Hamilton Shewing that some time agoe James Howard obtained a Patent for 440 acres lying in Bertie Precinct on a hotsky Ridge which is not seated as the Law Directs & Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

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A Caveat having been Entered by Mr John Bonde Admr of the Estate of Thos Boyd Esqr deced against Letters being Granted on a Writting that is now set up for the last Will of Boyd which being produced by the Persons named Executors therein It is the Opinion of this Board that the parties on each side produce their Evidence for and against the Probat of the will And that this Board veiwing the sd writing gave it as their Opinion that the sd Will or Writing was the proper hand writing of the sd Boyd

And the council for the Executors objected against the other Partys producing any Witnesses Tending to prove a Revocation thereof unless the same be to prove a Revocation in writing pursuant to the Stat of the 29th Car 2d Entituled &c

By order