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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
April 01, 1743 - April 02, 1743
Volume 04, Page 634

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At a Council held at Edenton the 1st of April 1743
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Cullen Pollock Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Mathew Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council

Mr John Rieussett presented a Petition complaining of some undue practices to his prejudice in the Clerk of the General Court and others in the Exercise of their respective Offices which being read. It was the opinion of this board that things of that nature dont properly lye before this board but that the said John Rieusset be referred to the General Court for redress of the injuries complained of whether by the said Clerk the Sheriff or any other Person.

Read Sundry Petitions for Patents for land as follows Vizt

William Barrett 50ac Tyrrel, Jeremiah Murden 310 Pasquotank, Nath Norwood 400 Edgcombe, Richard Peirce 320 Perquimons, Owen Reese 503 Pasquotank, Anthony Webb 87 Bertie Granted

Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

William Allen 100ac No Hampton, James Jones 300 Edgecombe, Thos Pendleton 400 Pasquotank Granted


At a Council held at Edenton the 2d April 1743
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Cullen Pollock Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council

The following Persons were admitted to prove their rights in order to their taking up of Land Vizt

Black
White
Black
Joseph Wimberly
Pasquotank
1
James Craven
Chowan
1
14

Read the following Petitions for Patents for land Vizt

Mary Egerton 200 Tyrril, Richd Hardygrove 100 Edgcombe, Stephen Hall 108 Pasquotank, Epaph Moor 300 Edgcombe, Math Norwood 400 Do, James Spiere 500 Craven

His Excellency the Governour being moved in behalf of Daniel McKiken That his Fine imposed upon him last Court of Assize at Cape Fear for certain misdemeanors might be remitted in consideration of several circumstances of mitigation that were urged in his favor. His Excellency was pleased to ask the opinion of the Council who advised his Excellency to grant the same, and His Excellency ordered the said Fine to be remitted accordingly

Read sundry Petitions for warrants for Land as follows Viz

William Lighgon 900ac N. Hanover, Ditto 320 Do, Jos Wimberly 150 Tyrrel Granted