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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
June 05, 1739 - June 08, 1739
Volume 04, Pages 347-350


At a Council held at Newton the 5th June 1739.
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council

Read Sundry Petitions for Patents Vizt

Jane Husbands for 320 Acres in New Hanover, George Roberts 1,000 Craven, Jas Murray 640 N. Hanover

Hugh Blaning for a resurvey of Land opposite to where he lives

Read the Petition of Robert Walker for 640ac referred to Thursday

Of Thos Clark for 640 referred to Thursday


June 6th 1739 Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council

Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt

Wm Ford for a resurvey of Virginia Porters Land in Bladen to Ascertain his lines, Granted; Sam Harring for 547 Bertie County, Granted; Chas Ratcliff 300 Onslow, Granted; Joseph Reese son of David Reese dec̄ed for 300 Acres New Hanover

Ordered Warrant being to his Father the Patent to issue to the heir at Law

Morgan Morgan 320 above Burgaw New Hanover

Opposed by Col Moseley and delayed till the 2d Tuesday in July

Nath Rice Esqr 300ac New Hanover, Granted; Wm Everit 300ac

Edgcombe, Granted; Chas Stevenson for a resurvey, Granted.

Upon Mr Forbes Resignation of the Sheriffs office and his Excellencys nomination of Mr Jno Clayton It is Ordered that notice be given to Mr Clayton to provide his Security and that a Commission do accordingly

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issue appointing him Sheriff of Bladen for the remaining part of the two years agreeable to Law

Ordered that the former order on John Creels Petition be made out

Adjourned till

4 O'Clock P. M. Present His Excellency the Governour

The Honoble {Edwd Moseley Robt Halton Roger Moore} Esqrs Members of Council

Read the following Petitions

John Halley 200ac Edgcombe, Wm White 300 Bladen, Robt Forster 300 Bertie, Wm Eaton 640 Edgcomb, Alex. McCulloch 100 N. Hanover, Do 640 Do, Wm Short 100 Bertie, Thos Kearney 300 Edgcombe, Wm Shorter 200 Bertie, Wm Moore 640 Do, Edwd Dillon 640 Edgcombe, Sol Alston 400 Do, Edwd Robertson 200 Do, Flan Arthur Smith 350 Bertie, Wm. Williamson 640 Edgcombe, Jos Step 400 Bertie, Thos Lane 200 Edgcombe, Thos Avent (400 retd) 350 Bertie, Andrew Burds 320 N. Hanover. Granted.

Ordered that Chas Harrison and James Minor Esqrs be added as Justices to the Commission of the Peace for New Hanover County


The 7th June 1739. Present His Excellency
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council

Read the Petitions of Thomas Clark for 640 acres on Maxwells Creek A Caveat being entered against a grant passing to the Petitioner by Eleazer Allen Esqr and it appearing to interfere with a prior Warrant to Mr Allen and that the said Warrant was delivered in due time to the Surveyor It was the opinion of the Board that a Patent for the said Land ought to issue to Mr Allen and not to Mr Clark on account of the Indirrection and Irregularity of the return to the apparent prejudice of the said Allen's right

And accordingly a Patent was ordered to Mr Allen for the said controverted Land

Read Sundry Petitions for Patents as follows Vizt

Griffith Jones 320ac Bladen, Wm Dean 100 Craven, Robt Walker 640 N. Hanover, Thos Bell 500 Do, Thos Bryan 200 Bladen, Jno Bauldwin 100 Do, Henry Roberts 640 Craven, Jonathan Swain 300 N. Hanover, Roger Adams 4,231 Bladen (a formr plot and Warrt cancelled), Corns Tyson 640 Beaufort, Wm Faulks 500 Bertie, Epenetus Griffins 300 Tyrril, Frans Hobson 320 Do, Marmaduke Norfleet 200 Edgcombe, Thos Nixon 500 N. Hanover, Jno Jacksons 300 Edgcombe, Wm Brown 160

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Do, Jno Everet (but 214 retd) 300 Do, Wm Bryant 400 Do, Jno Doyle 640 Beaufort, Richd James 640 N. Hanover, Jno Spier 160 Edgcombe, Wm Faris 640 N. Hanover, Jno Davis 640 Bladen, Mar Holt 640 N. Hanover, Sam Bridgen 640 Do, Wm Everit 99 Edgcombe, Usher Espy 300 N. Hanover, Wm Reaves 400 Edgcombe, Edwd Brown 100 Do, Wm Stanley 560 Craven, Jno Gatlin 300 Do, Dan Streen 480 Do, Jno Ealdom 500 Do, Edwd Scot 500 N. Hanover, Sam Taylor 400 Tyrril, Peter Cone 300 Do, Wm Reeves 400 Edgcombe, Jno Collins 550 Bertie, Jas Herbert 132 Craven, Christo Mercer 200 Do, Jno Scott 640 N. Hanover, Jno Rouse 190 Craven, Do 300 Do, Thos Harolds 390 Do, Jas Boon 200 Do, Wm Goodmans 600 Tyrril, Peter Moreton 640 Onslow, Thos Beasley 250 Do, Andrew Bass 630 Craven, Chas Hopton 640 Do, Rich Johnston 300 Do, Henry Owens 300 Do, Martin Fryar 175 Do, Wm Storry 200 Do, Rich Bass 400 Do, Simon Bright 640 Do, Joseph Dawson 114 Do, Wendle Blythe 139 Do, Jas Boon 200 Do, Rice Price 200 Do, Isaac Odams 100 Do, Geo Mich Wolf 400 Do, Wm Pate 195 Do, Jno Harring Senior 200 Do, Sam Harring Junior 320 Do, Bradberry Cock 100 Carteret, George Bishop 190 Onslow, Jas Conner 160 Tyrril


At a Council held at Newton the 8th day of June 1739
Present his Excellency
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazr Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council

Upon Application of Roger Adams Esqr

Ordered that a Patent be made out for 4,230 Acres to the said Adams according to a return now made by the Surveyor General instead of 3233 Acres formerly returned and granted and that the said Grant be null and the said return accordingly Cancelled

Read the Petition of Robt Walker for 640 acres in New Hanover Read the Petition of Col Maurice Moore for a resurvey on Lands in N. Hanover County and that he may have the surplus if any which is ordered

Read the Petition of James Portevint praying that the Surveyor may resurvey his late Warrants

Read Sundry Petitions Vizt

Jno Porter Esqr 640 N. Hanover, Warrin Baldurn 600 Do, Jas Turhite 100 Craven, Wm Mayner 300 Onslow, Jas Minor 320 N. Hanover, Jno Taylor 400 Do, Wm Dry 640 N. Hanover, Abraham Odam 400 Craven, Jacob Sellers 250 Do, Henry Cooper 200 Bladen, Ronalds Hepburn 640 Do, Rd Mullington 200 Do. Granted

Adjourned to 4 P.M.

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June 8th P. M. Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council

A Patent of Seth Pilkington being produced in Court the Plot of which after sealing but before recording having been torn off the Secretary deferred the opinion of the Governour of the Council whether he might record the same without the plot who were of opinion he might

Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt

John Cahoon 300 Edgecombe, John Barker 300 Do, Ja. Turner 300 Do, Moses Colman 200 Do, Jno Richards 300 Craven, Jno Howard 640 Onslow, Frans Grice 400 Edgecombe, Do 350 Do, Jno Mills 640 Beaufort, Jos Jno Alston 300 Edgecombe, Wm Kenchen 640 Do, Lewis Perry 300 Do, Jno Howard 640 Onslow, George Cooper 100 Do, George Stevens 240 Edgecombe, Josiah Thomas 640 N. Hanover, Chas Harrison 640 Do

Man Moore for a resurvey of Sundry tracts on the Sound in New Hanover by patent 3500 Acres and the Surplus if any Granted