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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
November 10, 1743 - November 18, 1743
Volume 04, Pages 639-651


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 10th day of November 1743.
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moor Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Will Forbes Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council

His Excellency was pleased to lay before the Board a Letter from the Duke of Newcastle in relation to my Lord Carteret's Eighth part of South and North Carolina with his Majestys order in Council touching the same and certain Instructions under his Majestys royal sign manual for setting out to his Lordship, his Lordships said eighth part of South and North Carolina in North Carolina in one entire District Which order and Instructions were read at the Board and in persuance of the same, His Excellency with the advice of His Majesty's Council appointed Robert Halton, Eleazer Allen, Mathew Rowan, and William Forbes Esqrs Members of His Majesty's Council and George Gould Esqr Surveyor Generals of Land to be Commissioners for the said Service, and a Commission was ordered to be made out accordingly

Read the Opinion of Sir Edward Northey and other Judges upon the Act for impressing Seamen in America which had been sent to his Excellency by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, which was ordered to be recorded.

Read an Instruction to Captain Ashby Uthing for the Protection of this Province by Sea from Spanish Privateers by extending his Cruize as far as Cape Hatteras which was ordered to be registered

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The following Persons were admitted to their Rights which are as followeth Vizt

White
Black
White
Mathew Rowan
New Hanover
6
1
James Hamilton
Beaufort
2
Joseph Bradley
Edgcombe
1
James Dudley
Do
2
John Simons
Do
9
1
Wm Charon
Do
2
Thos Long
Craven
4
James Cook
Craven
8
Jno Thomas
Do
9
Jno Blackman
Do
4
Henry Davis
Do
6
Jno Martin
Edgcombe
9
Sam Harding
Do
5
Thos Zackra
Do
4
James Bennett
Do
6
Jno Cruckshanks
Do
7
William Taylor
Do
4
Benjamin Thompson
Do
6
Richard Wiggins
Do
6
Joseph Kymbal
Do
4
Fras Dickison
Do
3
Wm Kymbal
Do
10
Robt Beard
Do
7
Benja Kymbal
Do
11
Jno Whitley
Do
3
Richd Jones
Do
4
Elias Bargeroon
Do
3
Wm Saser
Do
3
Peter Batson
Onslow
2
Jno Skelton
Do
2
Jas Alkin
Do
1
Wm Johnston
Do
3
Christo Dudley
Do
2
Saml Duke
Do
4


At a Council held at Edenton the 11th day November 1743
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council

Read the petition of Henry McCulloh Esqr in relation to a Tract of Land of 72,000 Acres to the said McCulloh, on the head of the North East river at Cape fear setting forth, sundry Errors in the survey and Patent and praying to be relieved, And further desiring by the Secretary that a day might be appointed for him to produce his Proofs and Vouchers.

Ordered that Wednesday next Mr McCulloh have leave to lay his Proofs before this Board.

His Excellency proposed to the Board the opening of the Court of Chancery upon the Chief Justices informing him that several Persons who had Suits depending at common Law—wanted to take out Injunctions; which being considered by the Board they were all of opinion that as the Court of Chancery was established at Cape Fear, it ought not to be held at this Place

Read the following Petitions for Grants for Patents Vizt

William Williams 200 acres Onslow County, Duncan Cowan 640 N. Hanover, Saml Williams 640 Edgcombe, Jno Parks 150 Do, Joseph Goodson

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400 Do, Jos. John Alston 150 Do, Richd Wall 300 No Hampton, Joseph Bradley 72 Edgcombe, Charles Jordan 154 Bertie, Saml Peacock 333 Craven, Jno Gainey 300 Do, Benjamin Parsons 200 Edgcombe, Nicholas Bourk 200 Do, Jno Bryan 200 Craven, Do 93 Do, Jno Sellers Junr 400 Do, Thos McClendon 320 Do, Jno Creel 300 Do, Jno Teal 100 Do, Thos Long 200 Do, Edwd Webber 200 Beaufort, Wm Norwood 138 Craven, Frans Clark 100 Onslow, Jonathan Woodall 172 Do, Benja Weeks 200 Carteret, George Paul 600 Onslow, Moses Saunders 300 Do, Jno Hinton 138 Craven, Samuel Cherry 200 Beaufort, Simon Jones 200 Do, Jno Maudual 150 Hyde, Isaac Buck 640 Beaufort, Wm Taylor 160 Edgcombe, Ditto 100 Do, James Conner 100 Craven, Wm Adams 320 Beaufort, Simon Bright 540 Craven, Wm Nivens 300 Do, Thos Smith 100 Do, John Filliau 100 Do, Lazarus Kenny 200 Onslow, James Rooke 200 Do, Wm Wickliff 350 Craven, Edmd Pearse 200 Beaufort, Thos Williams 240 Do, Isaac Buck 160 Hyde, Wm Martin 100 Beaufort, Thos Little 400 Do, Isaac Buck 200 Do, Thos Giddings 300 Do, Thos Gralor 300 Hyde, Thos Jewell 75 Do, Wyriot Ormond 150 Beaufort, Wm Deloack 300 Edgcombe Granted

Read the following petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

Joseph Bradley 100 Edgcombe, James Smith 250 Tyrrel, Solo Wofort 250 Craven, Jno Powel 100 Do, James Wiley 100 Tyrrel, James Connor 200 Craven, Thos Mercer 200 Do, Jas Conner 150 Do, Robt Warren 350 No Hampton, Jno Simons (Colo) 640 Craven, Margaret Haynes 200 N. Hanover, Simon Holmes 200 Craven, Benja Thompson 600 Edgcombe, Wm Kymbal 500 Do, Jno Martin 200 Do, Wm Sasser 300 Do, Jno Cruckslanks 300 Do, Benjamin Kymbal 200 Do, Andw Jno Febbin 150 Onslow, George Cubbage 200 Bladen, Ditto 100 Do, Math Rowan Esqr 640 Bladen, George Jordan 100 Edgcombe, Stephen Williams 200 Onslow, Wm Williams 200 Do, Jno Bobbit 400 Edgcombe, Jno Simons 2,400 Do, Thos Jackson 400 Chowan, Joseph Hymbal 500 Edgcombe, Richard Jones 400 Do, Thos Zackerry 300 Do, John Starkey 200 Onslow, Owen Jones 50 Do, Theophs Weeks 100 Do, Christo Dudley 200 Do, Jas Alkin 100 Do, Peter Batson 100 Carteret, James Hamilton 150 Beaufort. Granted.

Read the Petition of James Castellaw for a Resurvey of certain Lands in Tyrrel County for which he has a Patent and praying if the Tract contains more acres than the Patent is for, that He may have the Preference in taking up such surplusage Granted for the Survey, and accordingly it was Ordered that the Surveyor General do cause a resurvey to be made of the said Lands and return the same to this Board.

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At a Council held at Edenton the 15th day of November 1743
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moor Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council

The following Persons were admitted to prove their Right Vizt

White
White
Hugh Blaning
New Hanover
4
Ralph Mason
Edgcombe
6
Wallace Jones
Edgcombe
4
Jno Wilkinson
Chowan
4
Wm Williams
Do
7
Richard Holland
Edgcombe
2
George Nicholson
Do
7

Read the Petitions of the following Persons for Warrants for Land Vizt

Jacob Lewis 640 Onslow, Hugh Blaning 320 N. Hanover, Roger Moore 300 Do, Martin Gardnier Senr 300 Bertie, Wm Cannon 400 Beaufort, Jno Tuly 50 Hyde, Wm Linniear 200 Beaufort, Henry Snoad 300 Do, Simon Jones 200 Beaufort, Wm Caron 100 Do, James Dudley 200 Do, Chas Gavin 600 Craven, Edward Jones 640 Edgcombe, Martin Gardiner Junr 400 Bertie, Jonathan Parker 600 Chowan, Jno Davis 300 Edgcombe. Granted

Read the following petitions for Patents Vizt

Robt West (Colo) 640 Bertie, Wm Bentley 400 Edgcombe, Mary Patterson 300 Do, Thos Lane 400 Craven, David Davis 200 Onslow, Saml Brown 150 Edgcombe, Saml Thomas 450 Bertie, Jno Askue 266 Edgcombe, Peter West 80 Bertie, Luke Slaughter 250 Do, Danl Vanpelt 400 Do, Thos Morrice 320 N. Hanover, Jno Perry 600 Bertie, Saml Saban Plumer 144 Pasquotank, Jno Thomas 300 Craven, Edwd Tyson 50 Hyde, Robt Sanders 640 Edgcombe, Richd Grandon 640 Do, Frans Parker Junr 640 Do, Ditto 640 Do, Jno Howel 100 Bertie, Thos Smith 100 Craven, Henry Everitt 100 Beaufort, Abra Whitehead 164 Edgcombe. Granted.

P. M. Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

David George 40 Craven, Do 60 Do, John Herring Junr 300 Craven, Archibald Mcilroy 250 Do, Henry Morris 200 N. Hanover, Andrew Wallace 200 Do, Jno Keen 100 Do, Wm Thomas 150 Do, George Nicholson 640 Edgcombe, Wallace Jones 350 Do, Wm Williams 640 Craven, Ralph Mason 300 Edgcombe. Granted

Read the Petition of Robert Walker setting forth that one Thomas Kennon had obtained a Warrant for two hundred Acres of Land, for which the Petitioner has prior Warrant, by surprize and knowing the Petitioner had such a Warrant the time for surveying which is not yet elapsed; Praying therefore that the Grant to the said Thomas Kennon,

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may be set aside, That so he may be at Liberty to apply in proper manner for a Grant upon return of the Warrant and Survey for the Petitioner

His Majesty's and my Lord Carterets Commissioners for setting out his Lordships eighth part of North and South Carolina in that part of North Carolina which lyes next adjoining and contiguous to Virginia by runing a line of Division between such Eighth part and the rest of North Carolina to the Southward, being met in a body in the Council Chamber did there represent to his Excellency the Governor That the business of the Assembly now setting could not be carried on without interfering with his Majesty's Instructions in that behalf (which they observed required the greatest dispatch) most of the Commissioners being of His Majesty's Council

They therefore humbly offered it as their opinion and desired for as much as the time limitted for running the said Line would expire by the second of January next and the season of the year being so far advanced that unless the work was undertaken immediately there was danger least the same might be obstructed by bad weather so as to prevent His Majestys orders from being carried into Execution, That his Excellency would be pleased to prorogue the Assembly that they might enter without loss of time upon the Execution of their Commissions which they cannot do while the Assembly sits, as their Absence would not leave a sufficient number to make an Upper House.

To which his Excellency was pleased to return for Answer, that he would consider of it.


At a Council held at Edenton the 16th day of November 1743 Present as before

The following Persons applyed for Grants for Land as follows Vizt

Wm Mace 100 Beaufort, Wm Pearce 600 Bertie, Rice Price 375 Craven, Wm Mace 640 Beaufort, Thos Bonner 400 Beaufort, Do 300 Do, Saml Boutwel 400 Do, Richard & Wm Silvester 300 Currituck, Jno Rassberry 200 Bertie, Jno Mills 500 Beaufort, Elisha Ballard 60 Perquimons, Danl Dimbibin 260 N. Hanover, Edward Griffith 640 Craven Granted

The following Persons applyed for Warrants for Land Vizt

Joseph Thomas 300 Edgcombe, Richd Sumner 350 No Hampton, Wm Chevers 200 Edgcombe, Nehemiah Joiner 200 Do, Wm Bentley 200 Do, Robt Ruffin 200 Do, Wm Kinchin 100 Do, Edwd Jones 640 Do, Joseph Lane 400 Do, Jno Williams 400 N. Hanover, Thos Walton 700 Chowan, Mich Boon 300 No Hampton, Alex Campbell 400 Do, Wm Hinning 150 Craven, Thos Farmer 300 Do, Wm Kinchin 540 Do, Nathl

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Barnes 100 Edgcombe, Joseph Barnes 100 Do, Joseph Lane 200 Do, John Wynns 200 Craven, Thos McClendon 250 Do, Thos Bird 250 Bertie, David Evans 300 N. Hanover, Wm Gourney 200 Craven, Richard Holland 200 Edgcombe, Wm Kinchin 200 Craven. Granted.

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

Whites
Blacks
Isaac Farmer
Edgcombe
3
Joseph Thomas
Do
5
5
Wm Gourney
Do
5
Wm Herring
Do
2
Nehemiah Joiner
Do
2

The Representation of Henry McCulloh Esqr which was presented the 11th instant and was now again read being in the following words

To His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr in Council

The humble Representation of Henry McCulloh Sheweth

That his Majesty by his order in Council bearing date the 29th day of April 1736 Directed the Surveyor General or his Deputy to lay out and admeasure seventy two thousand Acres of Land upon the North East Branch of Cape Fear river from the second high Bluff upwards leading towards the point of Trent river on the East side and on the West towards the head of black river and further directs that the Land shall be within the Limits described in the said order

That although his Majesty's said order of Council in a very particular manner directed at what place the Survey was to begin and in what manner the Surveyor was to proceed afterwards, Capt Rowan who then acted as Surveyor General was pleased to begin the Survey upon a branch of Black river; at above thirty miles distant from the second high Bluff, and in the whole of the survey by him made he has not taken into the amount of four thousand acres of the Lands described in his Majesty's said Order of Council. Which extraordinary proceeding of the Surveyor General could not have been warranted if the Grantee himself had been consenting thereunto.

That his Majesty having been graciously pleased to direct that the Grantee should only be liable to the settlement of one white Person for every four hundred and forty acres contained in his Grant. The Secretary in making out said Grant Subjects the Grantee to the Settlement of one white person for every two hundred acres contained in the same, And further makes the Grantee liable to several conditions of forfeiture that are not directed by his Majesty in the said order of Council.

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That your Memorialist being fully determined immediately to comply with the conditions upon which he obtained his Majesty's said Order of Council. He at great expence employed several Persons to procure him foreign Protestants to settle upon the Lands that were to be granted; and accordingly before he had any notice of said survey transported into this Province by one Capt Ure one hundred and fifty three Persons and by a Sloop from South Carolina forty two Swiss making in the whole one hundred and ninety five Persons who were mostly supported by him for above twelve months after their Arrival in this Province.

That although at the time those persons were Shipt he had not any notice of the survey being made or that the Lands could be prepared to receive them yet he thought himself very secure in that particular, as your Excellency in 1735 was pleased to order a survey to be made for him of four thousand acres of Land at Golden Grove in which place he intended to seat the persons he had transported untill the former Grant was made out But by what authority the surveyor took in those Lands into the Survey that he made upon black river, Your Memorialist is at a loss to judge

That when your Excellency ordered the Grant and plot annexed thereunto to be transmitted Your Memorialist appeals to your Excellency whether he did not very soon after object both to the Survey and to the Grant as issued and if He did not since his arrival in this Province apply upon Several Occasions to your Excellency to have a new Grant made out agreeable to the terms and Contained in his Majesty's said Order of Council

That his Majesty by that said Order of Council having been pleased to direct that a saving Clause as to the right of such as may have a lawful claim to any of the said Lands by virtue of Grants made and authenticated to them before your Excellency shall be apprised of his Majestys pleasure signified for passing the said Grant to the Petitioner

Your Memorialist is therefore humbly of opinion that no warrant or Grant is or ought to issue to any Persons who have seated themselves upon the Lands which of right belongs to him, by virtue of his Majestys said order of Council your Excellency having been for many years apprized of his Majestys intentions therein

Your Memorialist therefore humbly prays that your Excellency would take the premises into consideration and that your Excellency will be pleased to grant such Relief as the nature of the case requires.

I am your Excellencys
Most obedient and most humble servant
HENRY McCULLOH
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Mr McCulloh having spoke to several Points in his Memorial offered the return of a view that had been made of his Lands on the NoEast by the direction of the Surveyor General in pursuance of an Order of His Excellency the Governour which was objected to by Mr Rowan who Surveyed the Land in regard that he had not notice to be present at the said view and therefore desired the same might not be received or any evidence offered by Mr McCulloh thereupon till he should be prepared to make his defence which the Council thought reasonable. Then Mr McCulloh produced a Copy of the Patent or Grant that was made out to him for one of the Tracts of Land therein mentioned Vizt that for 72,000 acres attested by one of the Clerks of the Secretary's Office as taken by him from the record of Patents but he could not be certain whether it had been examined and the record Book from whence the same was taken being at Cape Fear it could not now be compared therewith. Then the Question being put to the Council by the Governour whether admitting the said Copy as Evidence they could form a Judgment from the Courses there laid down whether the Survey was agreeable to the Kings order of Council now read to them, They were all of opinion that it was impossible to form Judgment from such great number of courses, without a scheme or plot of the Lands described by those courses. Whereupon Mr McCulloh was desired to produce his patent with the plot of the Land annexed, who affirmed upon Oath, that neither the Patent nor plot was in the province, but left by him in London.

Whereupon the following Expedient was proposed, that is to say, That the Surveyor General should be directed to resurvey the Land in dispute by and according to a copy of the courses from the Patent Book, attested by the Secretary himself and return a perfect plot or plan of the Land so to be resurveyed to this Board, at their next sitting Accordingly it was Ordered that the Secretary deliver an attested Copy of Mr McCullohs Patent for 72,000 Acres, as recorded in the Patent book and that the Surveyor General cause a resurvey to be made agreeable thereto, and report the same to the Board

Henry McCulloh Esqr presented a Representation in behalf of Murray Crymbal, James Huey, and their Associates, in the following words Vizt

To His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr in Council

The Humble Representation of Henry McCulloh in behalf of Murray Crymbal, James Huey and their associates Sheweth

That his Majesty by his order in Council bearing date the 19th day of May 1737 ordered and directed that the said Murray Crymbal James Huey and their Associates shall be allowed one million two hundred

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thousand Acres of Land to be surveyed upon the heads Pee Dee Cape Fear and Nuse rivers and that when the Surveys were returned that the Governour do grant the same to the Petitioners and their Associates in such proportion as shall be required by them But no Grant to contain less than twelve thousand Acres

That as the said Grants were to be made out to Murray Crymble, James Huey and their Associates in severalty and that each of the Associates were only subject to the Conditions contained in the Grants to be made out to each of them respectively the Surveyor General could not in pursuance of said order make any survey untill the parties concerned had first informed him in what proportion and in whose names the Surveys and plats were to be returned and further the said order directing that those twelve different parcells shal be surveyed upon the heads of Pedee Cape Fear and Nuce rivers, the Surveyor General could not determine for the parties what proportions of Land should be surveyed to them upon the heads of these rivers respectively nor would this be consistent with such agreement as Murray Crymble, James Huey and their Associates came under in relation to their respective shares or proportions of the lands to be allotted them as by private agreement was determined previous to the survey, upon what rivers their shares were to be laid out to them

That not only by the constant practice of this province but also of all other his Majesty's Provinces upon the main of America no Surveyor General or Deputy is to lay out or admeasure any Lands upon a General Warrant without first having notice from the party parties, or some person authorized by them where such Lands lye that he is to survey and make return of the plan or plot. And further to remedy the frequent abuses that were committed by the Surveyors in this Province in the year 1715. It was Enacted that all Warrants shall be delivered to the Surveyor General or his Deputy together with an account where the land lyes which he intends to take up by that warrant and by the said Law there are penalties inflicted on the Surveyor if he doth not do his Duty

That as there was a special direction in his Majestys said order to take care of the rights of such, who had Grants made out to them previous to those that were to be made out to Murray Crymble, James Huey and their Associates it was thought proper by the Gentlemen concerned to desire me to send over to your Excellency a Duplicate, of his Majestys said order of Council that you might be informed of his Majestys intentions therein and at same time I was desired to inform your Excellency that the Gentlemen concerned intended to send over an Agent to

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take care of their Interest and that as soon as they could conveniently meet to determine in what proportion the Grants should be made out they would give no delay but transmitt the same to your Excellency. When I received this notice from the Gentlemen concerned, there was no opportunity of writing to your Excellency from London, but as I knew of two Ships going from Ireland, I took that Opportunity of writing to your Excellency, to the Effect and purport I have above set forth, for the truth of which I appeal to your Excellency

That when I returned from Ireland to London, the Gentlemen concerned in a little time after, had a meeting, and agreed amongst themselves, upon what rivers each of them should have their shares or proportion of the Lands laid out to them and at that meeting give directions to Murray Crymble and James Huey to vest the Lands in me as Trustee for the rest, and upon that occasion took obligations from me as far as in me lay to perform the conditions upon which the Trust was vested

That by the first opportunity that offered for this province afterwards, I wrote your Excellency in what manner the Gentlemen had agreed to have the said Lands Surveyed, but Capt Rowan being then Provisionally appointed Surveyor General, by your Excellency untill the Lords of the Treasury should appoint another went hastily upon the Survey without any notice or direction from any Person authorized so to do, and returned plats for a million of Acres in one Tract upon Pedee and some other rivers not far distant therefrom.

That I am credibly informed Capt Rowan was to pay Samuel Woodward Esqr then Collector, at Cape Fear a moiety of what he was to receive by his said Commission of Surveyor General and that he and Capt Woodward being apprehensive that a Surveyor would soon be appointed from home prevailed at last with your Excellency to deliver them his Majesty's said Order of Council as a matter properly belonging to them and to be in their Custody.

That Captain Rowan having made a Survey before the direction above referred to came to hand and also by entering a Caveat has to the great loss and damage of the gentlemen concerned, prevented the Execution of his Majestys said order of Council.

That your Memorialist as agent from Murray Crymble James Huey and their Associates, is at last laid under an indispensible necessity humbly to insist that your Excellency will be pleased to allow, and direct that his Majesty's said Order of Council shall operate in the manner and upon the Terms and directions therein contained, and as a justification of your memorialist that you will allow him to offer such evidence as may be

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necessary to support the alligations set forth in this representation. And that your Excellency will be pleased to order that the proceedings in relation to this affair may be entered at large by the Secretary and a Copy of them delivered to me under the Seal of this province, that the Gentlemen concerned may not be barred from taking such measures, as may be necessary to support their claim at this Juncture. I am

Your Excellencys most obedient and most humble Servant
HENRY MoCULLOH.

Which being read Mathew Rowan Esqr mentioned in the said Representation prayed that he might have time to make answer thereto which was granted him till the next meeting of the Council.


At a Council held at Edenton the 17th November 1743. Present as before

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

White
Black
White
Black
Thomas Rawlings
Craven
2
Wm Boyd
Craven
1
Joseph Sassnot
Do
1
Robt Halton
N. Hanover
20

His Excellency was pleased with the consent of his Majesty's Council to order a Proclamation for all Persons that have publick monies in their hands, or any ways indebted to the Publick to appear and lay their Accounts before the Committee of Publick Accounts next February at Bath

His Excellency was likewise pleased with the consent of his Majestys Council, to order a Proclamation for all his Majesty's Tenants to pay in their Quit rents due from them to his Majesty, into the hands of his Majestys Receiver General, by the 25th of March at the usual Places and to give notice that they will be distrained upon in case of default

Read the following Petitions for Warrants Vizt

Henry Sims 400 Edgcombe, Thomas Jermain 100 Craven, Hector McAlister 200 Bladen, Joseph Sessnot 100 Craven, Thos Rawlings 100 Do, Wm Boyd 100 Do, Edmund Murphy 300 Do, Jno Wilkins 200 Chowan, Timothy Winslow 540 Perquimons, Ephriam Vernon 300 Bladen, Jno Wilkins 200 Perquimons, Jno Davis 400 Bladen, Robt Colley 200 Do, Wm Chambers 200 Craven, Nichs Bacon 300 Do, Needham Bryant 50 Do, Abra Odam 500 N. Hanover, James Norris 300 Craven, Wm Mills 150 Onslow, John Smith (Senr) 200 Hyde, Thos Sasser 250 Craven, Frans Stringer 400 Craven, Hector McAlister 240 Bladen, Thos Devaughan 200 N. Hanover, John Keteral 500 Bertie, Danl Mashburne

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100 Onslow, Needham Bryant 100 Bertie, Joseph Edmonson 150 Craven, Jos. Portevont 300 N. Hanover, Jas Wright 300 Onslow, Jno Cockrane 200 N. Hanover, Jno Roberts 20C Craven, Ditto 100 Do, Levie Fruhitt 300 Do, Jas McLeweane 200 Do, Jno Stanerland 150 Do, Edward Williams 300 Do. Granted

Read the following Petitions for Patents for Land Vizt

Saml Chadwick 175 Carteret, Do 400 Do, Peter Dougher 400 Currituck, John Etheridge 300 Do, Ditto 600 Do, Ditto 400 Do, Thos Tiney 138 N. Hanover, Jno. Hill 100 Craven, Do 200 Do, Saml Johnston 400 Onslow, Richd Lovet 66 Craven, John Campbell 300 Chowan, James Copeland 550 Do, Richd Lovet 320 Craven, Danl Mashburne 300 Onslow, Roger Moor 600 N. Hanover, Marmaduke Norfleet 200 Edgcombe, Isaac Ricks 150 Do, Henry Roads 150 Onslow, Math Rowan 640 Bladen, Caleb Williams 100 Currituck Granted


At a Council held at Edenton 18th November 1743.
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moor Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble James Murray Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council

His Excellency having commanded the attendance of the lower house of Assembly was pleased to prorogue the Assembly to the third Tuesday of February next then to meet at Bath.

Upon the Secretary's Application, it was Ordered that such Publick papers as he thinks may be wanted at Bath when the Council meets there be removed to that place

The following Persons were admitted to prove their Rights Vizt

White.
Black.
White.
Black.
Samuel Martin
Craven
1
Moses Tilman
Craven
1
Jno Carraway
Do
2
Thos Robinson
Bladen
5
1

Read the Petition of Richard Lovit complaining of several undue Proceedings in the Justices of Craven County with respect to himself in the course of his Practice as a Lawyer

Ordered that the Justices be served with a Copy of his Petition and that they be summoned to appear before the Council at Bath next February.

His Majesty's Commissioners for setting out my Lord Carterets part of the two Provinces having made their Application to his Excellency for settling their ways and allowances for the said service it was agreed and Ordered that they be allowed and paid the Sum of £1 Sterling per diem and reasonable charges for so long as they shall be upon the said

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service. And that accordingly they have a claim for the same on his Majesty's Quitrents pursuant to his Majestys Instructions [to] his Excellency in reference to the said Division.

It was also agreed and allowed that the Surveyors upon the said Service should be entitled to the Sum of 12sh and 6d per diem to be paid in like manner as the Commissioners are allowed and Ordered to be paid as aforesaid

Read the following petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

Thomas Davis 100 Bladen, William Harbert 700 Tyrrel, Neale Shaw 200 Bladen, Duncan McCoulsky 200 Do, Thos Vince 200 Edgcombe, Thos Roberson 50 Bladen, Thomas Devanahan 320 N. Hanover, Robt Halton 1000 Craven, Saml Martin 100 Do, Jno Carroway 200 Do, Moses Tilman 100 Do Granted

Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt

William Roberts 300 Bladen, Thos Finch 60 Bertie, Mary McLewaine 200 Craven, Hugh Stanley 150 Do, Thomas Howel 150 N Hampton, James Pitman 200 Edgcombe, Thomas Walker 320 Bladen, Jno Bryan 93 Craven, Ditto 200 Do, John Raney 200 Edgcombe, Jno Holton 100 Bladen Granted