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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 06, 1741 - March 24, 1741
Volume 04, Pages 587-592

[From the MSS. Records of North Carolina Council Journals.]
COUNCIL JOURNALS.


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 6th day of March 1740/1
Present His Excellency the Governour.
The Honoble Will Smith Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazr Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble William Forbes Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Cullen Pollock Esqr Member of Council

Read Sundry Petitions for Land Vizt &c

Robt Burrows 200 Currituck, Sam Bond 100 Perquimons, William Bryant 600 Edgcombe, William Cotten 250 Do, Zach Chancey 179 Perquimons, James Ellison 200 Beaufort, Robt Hilliard 350 Edgcombe, Do 350 Do, Do 500 Do, William Hilliard 300 Do, John Harmon 100 Perquimons, Aaron Hill 100 Pasquotank, Oz Jeffries 250 Edgcombe, Thos

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Lovick 400 Carteret, Jno Mago 100 Beaufort, Jno Norfleet (but 633 returned) 640 Perquimons, Jno Perry 600 Bertie, Thos Peirce 320 Tyrril, James Sumner 300 Perquimons, George Smith 1200 Currituck, Jno Thomas 300 Craven, Wm Wilson 300 Edgcombe, Jno Winns 150 Bertie, Do 500 Do, Jos Winslow 225 Perquimons. Granted.


At a Council held at Edenton the 10th day of March 1740/1
Present His Excellency the Governour.
The Honoble Will Smith Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazr Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Will: Forbes Esqr Member of Council

Read Sundry Petitions for Land Vizt

Wm Arkill 250 Chowan, Wm Bell 500 Edgcombe, Wm Blithe 500 Bertie, Henry Crawford 200 Do, Stephen Clayton 100 Edgcombe, Jno Danson 300 Bertie, Jas Hamilton 100 Beaufort, Willm Houston 300 Carteret, Tho Hart 200 Edgcombe, Robert Inman 400 Do, Wallace Jones 640 Do, Roger Jones 150 Beaufort, Do 600 Do, Wm McKoy 600 Edgcombe, Pat Ognin 640 Bertie, Wm Pace 130 Do, Jos Pearson 640 Do, Jno Pope 400 Edgcombe, Thos Rawlings 596 Craven, Jno Roberts 400 Carteret, Jno Sherar 190 Bertie, Tim. Truelove 250 Chowan, Wm Wilson 100 Bertie, Jno Do 300 Beaufort, Jno Ward 400 Chowan. Granted


At a Council held at Edenton the 11th of March 1740/1
Present His Excellency the Governour.
The Honoble Will Smith Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazr Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council

Read Sundry Petitions as follows Vizt

Francis Allways 300 Carteret, Willm Adams 436 Beaufort, Jas Ball 100 Carteret, Jos Barrow 600 Beaufort, Wm Bly 560 Bertie, Jno Bond 100 Beaufort, Wm Cannon 150 Do, Wm Casson 200 Do, Do 200 Do, David Cannon 500 Do, Wm Davis & Geo Bold 100 Carteret, Ralph Evere 160 Do, Joseph Fulford 400 Do, Richd Ogden 150 N. Hanover, Michl Pasquornett 400 Carteret, Thos Page 144 Bertie, Peter Parker 640 Chowan, Henry Stanton 640 Carteret, Jno Small 300 Do, Wm Skinner 600 Chowan, Richard Whitehouse 250 Onslow, Jno Forbes 300 Beaufort, Tho Haufford 200 Bertie, Sam Holliman 210 Edgcombe, Jno Hodgson 350 Carteret, Abra Hill 185 Chowan, Oz Jeffries 300 Edgcombe, Henry Kings 400 Chowan, James Leggit 250 Tyrril, Jeremiah

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Mitchin (143 retd) 350 Chowan, Ja Manney 640 Do, Jno Nelson 320 Carteret, Do 100 Do, Thos Do 100 Craven, Geo Revit 500 Chowan, Rd Sanderson for a resurvey pt of a tract 3333, 408 Perquimons, Sam Swanns Do Do 408 Do, David Shepard 100 Carteret, Wm Taylors 200 Do, Jno Vanpelt 150 Bertie, Tho Whitmall 640 Tyrrill Granted

Henry Winslow for a resurvey of a tract of 3333 Acres in Perquimons—Granted for a resurvey only only Ordered that the several parts be laid off in the Plot to be returned ascertained by the different owners or Pretenders respectively agreeable to each persons particular Title or conveyance


At a Council held at Edenton the 12th day of March 1741
Present His Excellency the Governour.
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Cullen Pollock Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Will Smith Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleaz Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council

Read Sundry Petitions as follows Vizt

Richd Atkinson 300 Bertie, Jas Castelaw 300 Craven, Jos Dawson 200 Do, Wm Brice & Fra for a resurvey of a tract in Craven, Geo E Land, 250 Do, Jno Fort 150 Do, Robt Hines 200 Do, Jno Rouse 150 Do, Jas Simons 319 Do, Wm Staford 128 Beaufort, Jas Taylor 100 Craven, Wm Wallis 200 Beaufort, Do 300 Do, Wm Hancock for a resurvey Craven, Bonus Loftin 230 Do, Jno Marshal 270 Do, Zach Nixon 84ac 3 rods Pasquotank, Edwd Phelps 83 Do, Geo Pool 100 Craven, George Roberts 640 Do, Edmund Smithwick 100 Tyrril, Fra. Stringer 640 Craven, Fra Speight 573 Do, Jno West 250 Do, Rowland Williams 300 Bertie. Granted

Read the Petition of Wm Wilson for a Patent for 350ac in Craven joining the Plantation whereon he lives Ordered that it lye over till a Resurvey be made and returned persuant to a Petition of Francis and Wm Brice.

Read the petition of Francis and William Brice for a Resurvey of a Tract of land in Craven bequeathed them by their Father in relation to which a dispute has arisen between them and Col Wilson which latter has bo't a part thereof Granted and Ordered that the Land sold out of the said Tract to said Wilson be distinguished in the Plot of the whole.

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At a Council held at Edenton 17th day of March Anno Dom 1740 [1741]
Present His Excellency the Governour.
The Honoble Will Smith Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazr Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council

Read Sundry Petitions for Land Vizt

Jno Alston 200 Edgcombe, Jno Avent 300 Bertie, Jno Arnold 180 Edgcombe, Wm Bush 300 Craven, Jno Blackman 100, Do, Richard Bird 150 Do, Richd Bennet 200 Edgcombe, Wm Cohnne 250 Do, Richard Coverton 640 Do, Jos Crenshaw 640 Do, Jno Ferrill 300 Do, Jno Marloe 450 Bertie, Richard Moore 300 Bertie, Do 200 Do, Do 200 Do, Seth Pilkington 300 Beaufort, Do 400 Do, Rice Price 133 Craven, Parker Pierce 300 Beaufort, Thos Page 300 Craven, Francis Parkers 200 Edgcombe, Do 400 Do, Tim Pelrod 100 Do, Alexe Rouse 134 Craven, Jno Rackley 640 Bertie, Arthur Fort 640 Craven, John Gatlin 400 Do, Elias Hodges 177 Edgcombe, Herman Hill 300 Do, Wm Hart 300 Bertie, Hopkin Howel, 200 Do, Jno Henly 527 Perquimans, Peter Jolly 250 Edgcombe, Richd Johnson 300 Craven, Corns Jones 640 Currituck, James Mc Lewain 300 Craven, Jno Melton 500 Edgcombe, James Mauney 300 Bertie, Jacob Odam for a resurvey 350 Chowan, Jacob Do for the improvements he paying the widdow 150 Do, Gabriel Pickering 200 Edgcombe, Jno Parum 300 Bertie, Geo Pace 100 Edgcombe, Edwd Poore 500 Do, Francis Parker 640 Do, Jno Smith 200 Craven, Do 150 Do, Jas Stallkings 313 Do, Nichs Smith 280 Bertie, Drew Do 200 Edgcombe, Drew Smith 200 Do, Lawrence Do 200 Bertie, Joshua Sikes 200 Edgcombe, Sam Taylor 150 Bertie, Sam Williams 400 Edgcombe, Jno White 640 Currituck, Caleb Wilson 300 Do. Granted


At a Council held at Edenton the 18th day of March Anno Dom 1740/1
Present His Excellency the Governour.
The Honoble Will Smith Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazr Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Cullen Pollock Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council

Read Sundry Petitions as follows Vizt

Will Alston 150 Edgcombe, Richd Bailey 191 Bertie, Jno Campbel 404 Do, Wm Vaughan for a resurvey 300 Beaufort, George Williams 150 Bertie, Thos Haufford provided Belfor Bertie, William Kinchin 230 Bertie, Wm Gregory 200 Bertie, Wm Smith Esqr 2000 Craven, Do not C. justice 150 Bertie, Gab Parker 400 Bertie, Do 300 Do, Sam Taylor 100 Do, George Williams 150 Do. Granted

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At a Council held at Edenton 24th day of March 1740/1
Present His Excellency the Governour.
The Honoble Will Smith Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazr Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council

William Smith Esqr Chief Justice moved for leave to go to England on his private affairs Granted And ordered That John Montgomery Esqr Attorney General be appointed by Commission under the Great Seal to Execute the Office of Chief Justice during the absence of the said William Smith Esqr and That Thomas Hunter and Mcrora Scabro be joined with him in the quality of Associate or Assistant Justice

Ordered That Joseph Anderson Esqr be appointed to act as Attorney General in the room of Jno Montgomery Esqr for and during the space or Term that the said Montgomery shall Act as Chief Justice and that a Commission issue accordingly

Read a Memorial of Edward Moseley Esqr in reference to my Lord Carterets Rents and other dues delayed till there be a full Council

Read a Letter from William Bull Esqr Governour of South Carolina to his Excellency desiring his Excellency to recommend the miserable condition of many unfortunate Persons sufferers by the late dreadful fire at Charleston to the consideration of the Inhabitants of this Province for the Contribution of all well disposed Christians within the same who are of Ability to minister some charitable relief to the said unhappy Sufferers

Whereupon the Council were of opinion That in regard of the great Poverty of this Province any recommendations of that kind would be ineffectual not being likely to answer the End proposed in raising any Sum worth sending to their Assistance.

Read Sundry Petitions for Patents as follows Vizt

Thos Ashburn 340 Bertie, Wm Brown 150 Edgcombe, Wm Everit 200 Do, Do 300 Do, Peter Garland 172 Bertie, Mary Howell 340 Do, Jno Henby 587 Perquimons, Moses Moore 200 Beaufort, Thos Ryan 60 Bertie, Wm Smith Esq 450 Craven, James Smith 600 Edgcombe, Jno Wiggins 320 Do, Do 450 Do, Wm Williams 200 Perq., Luke White 400 Bertie, Benja Peyton for a resurvey Beaufort, Do Do. Granted

His Excellency Representing to the Board that many of the Kings Tenants have a long time neglected to pay the resurvey Rents issuing from the Lands by them held

Ordered That the Receiver General issue his Warrant to distrain upon such Defaulters as shall not forthwith comply with the Law in that case made and provided and that Proclamation issue accordingly—as also to

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give Notice that such Persons as have Patents lying in the Office and neglect to take them out shall notwithstanding be distrained on for the Rents due on the Land thereby granted in like manner as if they had taken out such Patents