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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
July 25, 1743 - July 28, 1743
Volume 04, Pages 635-639

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At a Council held at Edenton 25 day of July Anno Dom 1743
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Cullen Pollock Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

John Lee 400 Craven, William Williams 200 Onslow, William Williams 100 Ditto, Luke Whitefield 200 N. Hanover, John Howard 300 Onslow, John Greganus, 300 Do, George Paul 600 Do, Zacha Field 200 Do, Peter Dough 400 Currituck, William Seargeant 200 Edgcombe, Theops Goodwin 250 Ditto, Oza Jeffries 150 Ditto, Solomon Fullar 300 Northampton, John Terrell 200 Edgcombe, Ditto 300 Ditto, Thomas Kerby 200 Ditto, Ditto 200 Ditto, Isaac Ricks 150 Ditto, Samuel Williams 300 Ditto, Saml Peacock 500 Craven, John Smith Jur 500 Hide, Wy Ormond 150 Beaufort, Lodowick Martin 150 Hide, John Smith Jur 300 Ditto, John Smith Jur 100 Hide, Richard Alligood 150 Beaufort, William Webster 200 Hide, James Kelly 200 Ditto, Ditto 200 Ditto, John White 150 Ditto, John White 300 Ditto, John Collins 200 Ditto, William Williamson 150 Craven, Charles Cavenah 200 Edgcombe, William Pugh 200 Craven, James Popeland 550 Chowan, Nath Everet 300 Onslow, Daniel Marshburn 300 Ditto, Alexander Clark 200 Bladen, Thomas Martin 200 Carteret, David Shephard 640 Ditto, Joseph Pitman 500 Craven, George Read 300 Carteret, Colo Wm Wilson 300 Craven, Ditto 400 Do, Colo Wm Wilson 400 Craven. Granted

Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt

William Price 200 Hyde, Thomas Goeler 300 Hide, John Findall 200 Beaufort, Timothy Harris 165 Ditto, William Maxon 200 Hide, William Martin 200 Beaufort, Isaac Rich 150 Edgcombe, Thomas Kerby 300 Craven, John Carrell 300 Northampton, Ozh Jeffreys 400 Craven, Robert Mitchell 350 Edgcombe, Epam Moore 300 Ditto, William Hobby 150 Ditto, Isaac Ricks 400 Ditto, Ozh Jeffreys 350 Edgcombe, Thomas Wall 500 Ditto, Nathl Cooper 400 Ditto, William Taylor 1000 Ditto, John Wallis 300 Onslow, Thomas Brown 300 Edgcombe, John Bass 300 Ditto, Robert Hudwall 150 Ditto, John Singleton 300 Craven, John Ballard 600 Ditto, Richard Johnston 200 Ditto, Corns Lynch 170 Ditto, George Kernegy 50 N. Hanover, Jona Bangs 170 Craven, Winder Blyler 200 Ditto, John Boyd 300 Ditto, Thomas McClendon 350 Craven, Robert Refords 100 Do, Edward Jones 200 Edgcombe, Hugh Stainland 100 Craven, George Wimberly 640 Edgcombe, William Lasseter 300 Do, Edward Jones 640 Do, William Hawkins 187 Onslow, William Lester 137 Do, Richard Kimp 300 Edgcombe, Edward Boykin 200 Do, James McKlewean 600 Craven, Nathaniel Jones 300 Edgcombe, Robert Green

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400 Do, George Kenegy 100 Craven, David Williams 300 N. Hanover, Stephen Ganey 200 Edgcombe, Stephen Howard 250 Onslow, Jno Smithwick for a resurvey of a tract in Tyrrel, Jas Waine for Ditto in Craven, Seth Pilkington for a resurvey for a tract in Beaufort. Granted

Read sundry Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

Arthur Pearce 100 Craven, James Bourman 200 Edgcombe, Ignas Smallwood 356 Craven, James Spier 100 Ditto, Benjamin Wall 100 Ditto, William Bun 500 N. Hanover, John Blunt 100 Craven, John Waid 500 Beaufort, Henry Rhodes, 300 Onslow, John Heays 300 Pasquotank, Thomas Thel 600 N. Hanover Granted

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

White
Black
White
Black
Arthur Pearce
1
Ozh Jeffries
1
1
Benja Wall
1
William Bupps
6
Jno Spier
1
Ignatius Smallwood
6
John Blunt
1
John Smith
3
John Ward
5
John Castellaw
2
Abram Duncan
7
15
James Basman
3


At a Council held at Edenton July the 26th 1743
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Cullen Pollock Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council

Read the following petitions for Warrants for Lands Vizt

Thomas Jones 100, 200 Bladen, Benja Williams 250 Craven, Abraham Duncan 300 Beaufort, Thos Brooks 50 Bladen, Thomas Teal 100 Craven, William Hall 200 Ditto, William Hall 200 Ditto, Henry Best 200 Ditto, Ditto 200 Ditto, Henry Best 200 Craven, Thomas Page 300 Ditto, Ditto 300 Ditto, Phillip Pearce 200 Craven, Solomon Johnston 350 Ditto, James Conner 500 Tyrell, Thomas Pendleton 395 Pasquotank, Robert Edney 150 Ditto Granted

Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt

Francis Spight 200 Chowan, James Swain 200 Craven, Samuel Smithwick 500 Bertie, John Dugging 500 Ditto, William Moor 400 Edgcombe, George Gould 640 Bertie, James Copland 600 Chowan, Thomas Mackey 200 Pasquotank, Daniel Osheal 640 Edgcombe, Charles Jenkins 600 Chowan, Joseph Norris 350 Pasquotank, Joseph Midgett 100 Currotuck, Henry Gibbs 1150 Ditto, Francis Parker 200 Edgcomb, John Lee 400 Craven, Robert Warren 170 Edgcombe, Thomas Bridgman 400 Tyrrel, Jasper Cox, 400 N. Hanover, David Coltrain, 330 Edgcombe, Richard Lee, 400 Edgcombe, John Sharrard 300 Craven, John Wood

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400 Ditto, John Pope 200 Ditto, Ditto 300 Edgcombe, Thomas Williams 400 Ditto, John Lee 100 Craven, Isaac Williams 100 Ditto, John Wood 100 Ditto, Benjamin Edwards 150 Edgcombe Granted.

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

Whites
Blacks
Whites
Blacks
Humphray Robinson
6
2
William Arkell
2
3
James Killey
5
9
Richard William Salvester
1
Samuel Jasper
10
5

The Office of Chief Justice being become vacant by the death of William Smith Esqr his Excellency was pleased to ask the advice of his Majestys Council in relation to the filling the said Post with some Person till his Majestys pleasure shall be known Who being divided thereupon his Excellency was pleased to appoint John Montgomery Esqr his Majestys Attorney General to be Chief Justice of the province in the room of the said William Smith, As also to appoint Joseph Anderson Esqr Attorney General in the room of the said John Montgomery and Edward Moseley Esqr was appointed Chief Baron of the Exchequor

Ordered that commissions be forthwith prepared and issued accordingly under the Great Seal of the Province—It was also Ordered by and with the advice and consent of His Majestys Council That Robert Halton James Innes Macrora Scarbrough and Thomas Hunter Esqrs be assistant Justices of the General Court and that a Commission be made out and issued accordingly

Then the Council adjourned till the Afternoon 3 oClock

The Council met according to adjournment Present as before

John Montgomery Esqr produced a Commission appointing him Chief Justice of North Carolina and thereupon was duly qualified by taking the several Oaths by Law appointed for the Qualification of Publick Officers subscribing the Test and taking the Oath of a Chief Justice

Edward Moseley Esqr produced a Commission appointing him Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer of North Carolina and was thereupon duly qualified by taking the several Oaths by Law appointed for the qualification of Publick Officers subscribing the Test and taking the Oath of a Chief Baron

Joseph Anderson Esqr produced a Commission appointing him Attorney General of the same Province and was duly qualified by taking the several Oaths by Law appointed to be taken by Publick Offices and subscribing the Test

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At a Council held at Edenton the 27th day of July 1743
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Collin Pollock Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

Peter West 100 Bertie, John Swandall 900 Currituck, Job Wilder 400 Edgcombe, William Bentley 400 Ditto, Thomas Lane 400 Craven, Israel Lambert 150 Pasquotank, Elisha Ballard 640 Perquimons, Benjamin Colpepper 200 Edgcombe, Thomas Keppon 300 N. Hanover, Ditto 200 Ditto, John Bird 100 Bladen, Elisha Hunter 200 Chowan, James Hasel 640 N. Hanover, Truman Moor 250 Perquimons, William Walker 300 Edgcombe, Elias Fort 200 Ditto, Joseph John Alston 150 Ditto, Richard Hardgrove 200 Edgcombe, Nath Maccaw 300 N. Hanover, Nath Martin 297 Carteret, John Miller 400 N. Hanover, Francis Sumner 300 Onslow, Gibbon Jening 250 Ditto, Edward Hard Junr 640 Ditto, Moses Saunders 300 Ditto, Stephen Howard 300 Ditto, Garsham Howard 450 Ditto, Elias Stallings 400 Bertie, Ditto 600 Ditto, Edward Homes 300 Ditto, Peter West 100 Ditto, Edward Homes 300 Ditto, Richard Lovit Junr 100 Hyde, Mary McKonky 200 Bladen, John Lannier 640 Bladen, William Whilleff 640 Craven, John Campbell 300 Chowan, Richard Silvester 300 Hide, Macrora Scarbrough 256 Perquimons, Elias Stallings 600 Bertie, Ditto 400 Ditto. Granted.

Read the following Petitions for patents Vizt

Joseph Barredel 200 Bertie, Zachr Chancey 950 Perquimons, Arthur Whitehead 400 Edgcombe, William West 200 Ditto, John Seold 150 Ditto, James Jones 300 Ditto, William Edens 250 No Hampton, John Moore 156 Perquimons, Thomas Nicholson 100 Ditto, Aaron Hill 300 Pasquotank, John Matchatt 430 N. Hanover, Edward Arnold 85 Chowan, Francis Spight 640 Ditto, William Moore 400 Edgcombe, Joseph Howell 156 Craven, Ditto 150 Ditto, Latham Pursell 200 Pasquotank, Joseph Wensley 200 Perquimons, James Parnenter 500 Edgcombe, Alie Bryan 300 Craven, John Beaton 640 Ditto, John Holbrook 250 Bertie, William West 100 Edgcombe, Jacob Rogers 200 Ditto, Joseph Hosea 204 Perquimons, Samuel Williams 640 Edgcombe, Ditto 100 Ditto, James Minekin 200 Beaufort, Abrm Salterthwite 130 Hide, Richard Warnor 250 Beaufort, Jane Jennett 150 Tyrrel, John Wilcox 30 Perquimons, Thomas Hill 500 Edgcombe, Solomon Hughs 74 Bladen, James Craven for a resurvey of Certain Land in Chowan Granted

The following Persons were admitted to prove their rights in Order to their Taking up of Land Vizt

White
Black
John Cambell
12
5
Macrora Scarborough
3

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At a Council held at Edention the 28th day of July 1743
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Collin Pollock Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Lands Vizt

Joseph Harran 300 Chowan, Thomas Yeats 300 Bertie Granted

Read the following Petitions for Patents Viz

Samuel Green 350 N. Hanover, John Cox 200 Onslow, Samuel James 216 Ditto, Francis Surcan 640 N. Hanover, William Jones 400 Edgcombe, Henry Roads 150 Onslow Granted

Read the Petition of James Lipsey setting forth that the Clerk had committed an error in the filling up of his Warrants, the name of John being put when it should have been James praying the same might be rectified which was accordingly done in Council

Joseph Herran was admitted to prove his right in order to his taking up of Land which are White 3, black 21.