The Honōble Board met and adjourned till tomorrow at 2 of the Clock in the Afternoon.
18th Met according to adjournment Present His Excellency the Governour
Read the Petitions of the following persons praying Patents on the following Lands Vizt
Jas Campbell 300 Bladen, Do 640 Do, Jno Porter 640 N. Hanover, Saml Swann 400 Do, Do 640 Do, Jno Porter 640 N. Hanover, James Simes 160 Bladen, Jno Clayton 600 Do, Jas. Simes 200 Do
Ordered that the Patents issue accordingly.
N. B.—These were granted of 20 of this month as by Indorsement on the Petitions.
Thursday the 19th day of February 173⅚ Present His Excellency the Governour
Ordered That Mr William Gray in the absence of The Surveyor General do demand of the several Deputy Surveyors all such Warrants as have been to them directed by the Surveyor General which have been executed with the respective Plats and that he return all such Warrants unto the Secretary.
Ordered that for the future transferrs of Warrants shall be allowed of and that no Patent issue in consequence of such Warrants
Fryday the 20th February 173⅚ Present as before
The Honōble Edward Moseley Esqr one of the Members of this Board represented to his Excellency that the exceeding bad weather this Winter with the great number of Warrants with [in] the Deputy Surveyons hands had rendered it impossible for them to make return of said Warrants within the time Limited by this Honōble Board at their last sitting in Newton.
It is therefore considered and ordered that a further time be given for the return of such Warrants as have been granted by his Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr and are now in the hands of the Deputy Surveyors Vizt to the 10 of June next.
Read the Petition of Thomas Mace for 320 Acres of Land on Dutchen Creek Whereupon Joseph Shelburn appeared before this Board and prayed that the said Maces petition might not be granted for that he apprehended he had run into his Land.
Whereupon it is considered and Ordered and it is hereby directed that the Surveyor General resurvey the Lands of the aforesaid Shelburn and Mace and that he report his doings thereon to the next Court.
Note—Sundry Petitions granted this day are thro' mistake put under the 18th day of Feby 173⅚
James Innes Esqr informed this Board that he had his Excellency's Warrant for 400ac of land lying between the Lands of John McKnights and being unwilling to interfere with the Lands of the aforesaid McKnights prays a resurvey of the aforesaid McKnights upper and middle Bluff Lands.
Ordered that the Surveyor General do resurvey the aforesaid Lands and make report of his doings thereon to the next Court
Read the Petitions of the following Persons setting forth that they had obtained Land Warrants which has been duly Executed and returned and praying Patents for the same vizt
Hugh Campbel 640 Bladen, Willm James 400 Do, Jno Swann 400 N. Hanover, Phil Hanson 320 Bladen, Thos. Gillet 140 Do, Gray & French 640 Do, Arch Nicholas 580 N. Hanover, William Gray 600 Bladen, Evan Ellis 160 Do, Richd Lindy 120 N. Hanover, Evan Thomas 400 Bladen, Thos Devan 400 N. Hanover, Jno Bell 640 Do, Jas Trotter 640 Do, Stephen Motte 640 Do, Edward Hynne 640 Do, Joshua Gabourel 1920 N. Hanover, Job How 560 Bladen, Jos Morgan 640 Carteret, Alex Legg 350 Bladen, Thos Robinson 130 Bladen, Sampson Wood 350 Do, James Espy 640 Do, George Ackland 160 Do, Joseph Hall 640 Onslow, Thos Leck 250 Bladen, Wm Small 320 Do, Hannah Winning 350 Do, Richd Lovel 640 Onslow, Edwd Hyrne 640 N. Hanover, Eliz Hill 323 Bladen, Do 423 Do, Nath Platt 350 Bladen, Evan Ellis 450 Do, Will Lewis 640 N. Hanover, Benja Sowl 50 Bladen, Jacob Moore 640 N. Hanover, Jno Bell 640 Do, James Espy 100 Do, Job How 300 Bladen, Jos Meredith 150 N. Hanover, Eph. Owen 130 Bladen, Jos Pye 100 Do, Agnes Robinson 640 N. Hanover, Jos Bigfurd 150 Do,o 320 Do, Jno Davis 500 Bladen, Jos Meredith 150 N. Hanover, Benj Sowl 100 Bladen, Jno Linscomb 640 N. Hanover, Jno Sol Ogden 640 Do, Wm Norton 640 Bladen, David Burchard 500 N. Hanover, George Ronald 300 Bladen, Chas Hepburn 300 Do, Roger Moore 2 tracts 640 each Acres N. Hanover in trust for Mr Ashes Heirs, Do 2 tracts 400 each as heir to Edward Smith, Robert Halton 175 N. Hanover, Archibald Nicols 640 Do, John Swann 300 N. Hanover, Saml Bointram 350 Do, Jno Cook 640 Bladen, Thos Devarn 300 N. Hanover, Jonathan Calkins 1100 Do, Jos Morgan 640 Onslow, Thos Lock 640 Bladen, Jas Hasell 300 N. Hanover, Jno Larkins 640 Bladen, Caleb Copland 640 N. Hanover, Agatha Blaning 320 N. Hanover, Hugh Blaning 320 Do, Sara Rooden 640 Bladen Granted
Then the Court adjourned [to] the 2d Tuesday in May next