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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
June 16, 1736 - June 19, 1736
Volume 04, Pages 218-222


At a Council held at Newton the 16th day of June 1736
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honōble Wm Smith Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honōble Math Rowan Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honōble Nath Rice Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honōble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honōble Robt Halton Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honōble Roger Moore Esqr Member of His Majestys Council

Read the Petitions of Sundry Persons for Patents Surveys returned Vizt

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Wm Smith 1000ac Craven, Jno Davis 320 Do, Jno Smith 229 Bladen, Henry Lewis 100 Do, Edwd Davis 300 N. Hanover, George Bishop 500 Do, Jos Clarck 500 Bladen, Nath Rice 300 N. Hanover, Do 200 Do, Jno Websters 208 Carteret, Jno Lamb 350 N. Hanover, Do 550 Do, Jno Brown 160 Bladen, Jno Cook 320 N. Hanover, Jim Clansey 300 Onslow, Jas Carver 300 Bladen, Thos Fullwood 640 Onslow Granted

N. B.—the same with 291 granted the 19th following

Read the Petition of Joshua Gabourel in behalf of Clement Machon praying a Patent for 510 Acres of Land in New Hanover precinct known by the name of Patridges Bluff

Ordered that a patent issue for the said Land in the name of the said Gabourel in trust for the Heirs of Moses Machon

Read the petition of Jno Perry for 600ac fronting New Topsail Sound Col: Moore alledging He has a Patent for the said Land

Ordered that he produce the same to the Secretary in two months otherwise a Patent to issue to the said Perry


The 17th of June 1736 Present as before

Read the Petitions of Sundry Persons for patents Surveys returned Vizt

E Allens 750 N. Hanover, Nics Bryan 327 Carteret, Jos Howard 640 Onslow, Phin Stevens 500 Do, Jno Dairs 300 Bladen, C. Metcalf 400 Craven, Thos Rowan 320 Bladen, Laz Turner 640 Craven, Mich. Clark 500 Onslow, Richd Whitehurst 636 Do, Francis Thomas 350 Bladen, Mich Clark 400 Onslow, Do 320 Ditto, Dan Shines 200 Craven, Tull Williams (Granted to Rd Saunders) 250 Do, Sam Johnston 640 Bladen, Alex Nesbit 640 N. Hanover, Thos Bell 500 Do, Rees Evans 320 N. Hanover, Saml Thos Neal 500 Do, Jas Greganns 450 Onslow, Jno Sekipper 160 Bladen, Rees Evans 640 N. Hanover, Edwd Marsh 640 Ditto, Hugh Campbel 640 Bladen, Adam Luten 640 Onslow Granted

Read the Petition of Peter Boyard for a tract of Land on the N. West river which R. Moore Esqr alledging to be within a Patent of his, the same is rejected


The 18th day of June

Col Moseley representing that thro' badness of the weather the time limitted for surveying certain Lands for himself and Mrs Sara Porter warranted in the time of the late Governour is elapsed and praying further time the same is accordingly granted not exceeding three months

Read sundry Petitions for Patents Surveys returned Viz

Richd Frenchs 300 Bladen, John McKnights 640 Do, Moses Plumer 440 Bladen, Do 440 Ditto Granted

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Read the Petition of Col Moore for a Patent for 600ac of Land on Bernards Creek survey returned The Bounds not being ascertained in the Warrant Rejected

Read the Petition of Rd Evans for 300 Acres on Barnard's Creek survey returned

Col Moore alledging he has a right for the said Land

Ordered That He produce the same to the Secretary in two Months otherwise a Patent to issue to the said Evans.

Read the Petition of Fra. Veal praying a Patent for 640 Acres on the So side of Old Town Creek Survey returned Roger Moore Esqr alledging the same is already patented

Ordered That the Patents or an Authentic Copy thereof be produced at this Board the next Council otherwise a Patent to issue to the said Veal

Whereas several Persons-Petitioners for Lands Surveys whereof have been regularly made and returned in pursuance of Warrants directed to the Surveyor General are notwithstanting prevented from obtaining Patents compleating their Titles to such Land by others pretending to have Patents of a prior Date to such Warrants To obviate such Disputes and delays for the future His Excellency is pleased to declare by and with the advice and consent of His Majestys Council That all persons so opposing such Petitions as aforesaid shall be obliged to produce their Patents or Authentic Copies thereof at the time of making such objection otherwise Patents to issue to the Petitioners

Read the Petition of Mic Brewer relating to a contract between Col Halton and Him Rejected as Scandalous and for as much as (tho' the Allegations were true) the same is not cognizable by this Board

Read the Petition of Cors Harnet and others shewing that the Petitioners are possessed of Certain Mill Lands which by the terms of their respective patents they are obliged to cultivate in like manner and proportion as other Lands are to be cultivated altho the said Lands being for the most Pine Barren are not capable of the same Improvements or will answer the Charge of Cultivation Wherefore they humbly pray that in lieu of such Cultivation as is now required the Erecting a Saw Mill (from whence so great advantage accrues to this Settlement) may be declared sufficient.

Whereupon His Excellency by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council was pleased to declare That the Erecting a Saw Mill on any Lands on Cape Fear river shall for the future be deemed and allowed sufficient for saving a tract of Land (640 Acres) without other Cultivation

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Richard Whitehurst and Jno Williams both laying Claim to the ferry Point at New River and the Matter being fully heard

Ordered That a resurvey be made of the Land formerly granted to Rich. Graves at or near the said Point and forthwith returned into the Secretarys Office and that the surplusage (if any) be granted to the said Whitehurst

The 19th Day of June 1736 Present His Excellency the Governour

The Honōble Will Smith Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honōble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honōble Robt Halton Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honōble Roger Moore Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honōble Math Rowan Esqr Member of His Majestys Council

It being made [to] appear That a great Number of Surveys with the respective Warrants returned to Mr Jenours late Surveyor General were consumed and lost by the burning of the said Jenours house. His Excellency taking the same into consideration was pleased by and with the advice and consent of His Majestys Council to Declare that all such persons as can produce the Surveys Plot of the Land He making Oath that the same is a true and genuine Copy provided it be agreeable to the description contained in the Register of Warrants belonging to the Secretarys Office shall be intituled to Grants on the same

Read the Petitions of Sundry Persons for Patents Surveys returned Vizt

Dan Lee, Wart to Thos Clerk 400 N. Hanover, Jos Sherburn 640 Do, Jno Renson 350 Do, Sara Smith 640 N. Hanover, Jno Gray 640 Do, Jas Green 640 Onslow, Jno Hodgson 640 N. Hanover, Jno Lovekin 640 Beaufort, Jno Fredric 400 N. Hanover, Dan Rees 200 Do, Richd Price 640 N. Hanover, Eleaner Sills 160 N. Hanover, Jas Hasel 210 Do, Timothy Bloodworth 443 N. Hanover, Jno Flaggins 500 Onslow, Corns Harnet 1500 N. Hanover, Evans Jones 1280 Do, Ebenzr Holmes 465 Onslow, Jno Marshal 600 N. Hanover, A. DeRousset 640 Do, Jno Williams 640 Onslow, William Grey 640 N. Hanover, Jno Davis (falls within Mr Montgomerys Lines) 100 Bladen, Do 291 Do, David Lee 300 N. Hanover, Benj Sallier 200 Onslow, Ish. Taylor 584 Do, Jno Williams 640 Onslow

Nath Everet for the Heirs of Edmd Ennet 640 Onslow, Wm Gray & Wm Carter in trust for the Grand Child of Edwd Carter deced 640 Onslow, Lewis Bryan 200 Craven, Thos. Rowan 350 N. Hanover, Jas Roe 640 Craven, Edmd Ennet 640 Onslow, Math Rowan 640 N. Hanover, Nath Everet 543 Onslow, Do 640 Do, Roger Moore 640 N. Hanover, Thos. Wardroper 900 Do, Richd Fare 640 Onslow, Do 640 Do, Jno Fare 640 Onslow, Robt Knowles 300 Bladen, Cain Allen 320 Do, Robt Lowry

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640 Do, Robt Halton 400 Do, Saml Baker (200 returned) 900 Do, Christn Heddleburgh 400 Onslow, Roger Moore 325 N. Hanover, Do 325 Do, Wm Wilson 300 Craven, Saml Johnston 300 Craven

Read the Petition of Wm Heritage for a resurvey of Glovers Land between Otter Creek and Hockams Creek on Neuse River Granted

Read the Petition of Jno Porter praying a resurvey of a Tract of Land on the No Et Branch Cape Fear River and a Grant for the Surplusage. Granted

Read the Petition of Sam Swann praying a resurvey of the late Mr Jno Bapt. Ashes Lands and a Grant of the Surplusage to his Heirs. Granted

Surveyor General delivered in Plots of certain Lands resurveyed pursuant to an order of this Board. Vizt

A Tract of Martin Franks containing according to his Patent 10175 Acres but by the Surveyor Generals report 16476ac excess 6301 The said Franks in Septr last surrendered the said Patent to the Governour in Council as invalid being issued after his Majestys Purchase as his Petition sets forth

Wherein He prays a new Warrant for such part thereof as shall be thought convenient which accordingly was granted for 5000ac under umbrage whereof it appears by the aforesaid surveys that the said Franks did fraudulently intend to hold 11301 being the excess as above added to the said 5000ac

Sundry Tracts of Cullen and George Pollock Esqrs and the Heirs of the late Thos Pollock Esqr containing by Propls patent 12700ac by the above returns of the Survyr 13646 Excess 946

Sundry Tracts of Mr Fred Jones by patent as aforesaid 6735 by the above Returns 7432 Excess 727