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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
August 05, 1728 - August 06, 1728
Volume 02, Pages 770-773

[Council Journal.]


North Carolina—ss.
At a Council Held At the Council Chamber in Edenton the 5th day of August Anno Dom 1728

Present
Sir Richard Everard Bart Govr &c
Christopher Gale Esq Member of the Council
J Lovick Esq Member of the Council
E Moseley Esq Member of the Council
R Sanderson Esq Member of the Council
T Harvey Esq Member of the Council
E Gale Esq Member of the Council
J Worley Esq Member of the Council
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The Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Pricklove was Produced before the Honoble the Governor and was proved by the affirmation of Elizabeth Elliot one of the People called Quakers and referred for consideration till to morrow morning

August the 6th the Govr and Council met again Present as before.

And upon the Debate of this Will it appearing that Administration is already granted to all the Daughters of the said Elizabeth Pricklove the said Paper or Will having been concealed Thereupon It is ordered that the said Paper lye in the Office and that Sum̄ons Issue requiring the Adminrs to attend the next Setting and bring with them the Admic̄on granted on the said Estate and Shew cause if they have any why the said Will should not be allowed of and Letters Testamentary accordingly granted thereon to the Exr therein named.

Upon a Caveat Entered by Mr Pugh against William Whiteheads obtaining a patent for a Tract of Land in Bertie precinct The same is continued till next council

Upon a Caveat Entered by Nathaniel Martin against John Martins obtaining a Patent for a Tract of Land of one hundred and Fifty acres lying in Pasquotank Lapsed in May Last And the Parties appearing and several Evidences on both sides Sworn and the Matter being fully debated This Board is of Opinion Nathaniel has not Seated and planted the Land pursuant to the Tenure of the Patent granted for the same It is thereupon Ordered that a patent Issue to the sd John Martin as prayed for

Read the Petition of Richard Odam shewing that in the year 1704 he Entered four hundred acres of Land on the Honey pot swamp as by a copy of said entry appears and that Joseph Daniel knowing the said Entry procured a Verginia Survey and patent for the same Land calling it Two hundred and five acres altho the said Land then and now is part of this Province Praying a Caveat may be Entered against the said Joseph Daniels obtaining a Patent for the sd Land and that he be permitted to proceed and survey his entry and Patent the same.

Thereupon it is ordered That Sum̄ons Issue to the Parties requiring them to attend next Board

Read the Petition of William Gray shewing that John Bryant in the year 1723 obtained a patent for 640 acres of Land lying in Bertie precinct 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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Read the Petition of John Gray Shewing that William Gray in the year 1723 obtained a Patent for 640 acres of Land lying in Bertie precinct on Stone house Creek which is not seated as the Law directs Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Read the Petition of Julia Swain Shewing that Jacob Blount sometime agoe obtained a Patent for Two hundred and fifty acres of Land lying in Chowan which is not seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse may be granted him for the same

Ordd that a Patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of John Bond Shewing That Thomas Busby in the year 1719-20 obtained a Patent for 640 Acres of Land wch is not seated &c 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 Pope Shewing That William Gray sometime agoe obtained a patent for Two hundred and ffifty acres of Land wch is not seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a Patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Edward Lillington shewing that a Tract of Land patented by George Lillington sometime agoe lying at Allegator called the White Oak Land which not being seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of George Lillington shewing that Edward Lillington some time agoe obtained a patent for a Tract of Land called the Back Land in Allegator which is not seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same.

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of William Turner shewing that Saml Northey sometime agoe took up and Patented 160 acres of Land lying on the North side of Little River which is not seated &c Therefore prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the same.

Ordered that a Patent Issue as prayed for

Read the Petition of Ephriam Overman Shewing that John Pegg sometime agoe obtained a Patent for 40 acres of Land which is not seated & planted thereon as the Law directs Therefore Prays a Lapse patent may be granted him for the said Land

Ordered that a patent Issue as prayed for

Ordered that a New Com̄ission of the Peace Issue for Beauford and Hyde Precincts directed to the old Members and Thomas Smith and Thomas Bonner

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Ordered that a New Comission Issue for Chowan precinct directed to the old Members and Richard Parker and John Somner

Ordered that a New Com̄ission Issue for Pasquotank precinct directed to the old members and Charles West Gabriel Burnham Robt Morgan and Mack Scarborough

Ordered that a New Com̄ission of the Peace Issue for Perquims Precinct Directed to the old members and Joseph Jessop and Charles Perry

By order
J LOVICK Secty