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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
November 19, 1744 - November 27, 1744
Volume 04, Pages 703-710

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At a Council held at Newbern 19th November 1744
Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr Governour &c
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Mathew Rowan Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
and The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble William Forbes Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants Vizt

Luke Gregory 200 Chowan, William Wyatt 300 Perquimons, Susannah Anderson 200 Edgcombe, John Haywood 300 Do, William Acock 500 No Hampton, Samuel Brock 600 Edgcombe, William Bocleau 200 Do, Robert Harriss 400 Do, William Mearns 500 Do, James Hendrick 200 Do, James Reeves 300 Do, Samuel Williams 100 Do, Montford Eclbeck 640 Do, John Becton 30 Craven, Do Do 200 Do, Abraham Sheppard 400 Do, James Tyner 100 Do, Henry Everitt 150 Do, William Hooks 200 Do, Henry Everitt 300 Do, Joseph Boon 200 Do, John Scellar 100 Craven, Richard Pierce 100 Do, John Johnson 200 Beaufort, Simon Flowers 100 Craven, Richard Barefield 500 Do, Solomon Johnson 200 Do, William Drake 100 Edgecombe, William Gurlee 200 Craven, Joseph Lamb 100 Do, Edward Bass 200 Do, Elias Fort 150 Do, Patrick Menture 100 Do, James Conner 300 Do, James Terry 400 Edgecombe, William Kennady 400 Craven, James Smith 100 Tyrrell, Thomas Hall 200 Craven, Elias Fort 400 Do, George Moore 320 Bladen, Do Do 320 Do, Do Do 320 Do, Do Do 320 Do, Leonard Loftin 200 Craven, Jos. Jno Alston 600 Edgecombe, Do Do 100 Do, Benjamin Sanderson 150 Craven, William Ferris 50 No Hampton, Wm Gillam 50 Do, John Lysle 300 Edgecombe, Thomas Dudley 300 Onslow, William Barber 300 Onslow, Andw John Febin 150 Do, John Starkey 300 Do, Do Do 300 Do, William Bush 300 Craven, Edward Stevens 200 Bladen, William Moore 200 Craven, William Stroude 200 Edgecombe, Henry Heaton 150 Craven, William Paskall 150 Edgecombe, John Barrow 400 Beaufort, Henry Gibbons 200 Craven, Robert Howell 100 Bertie, John Williams 100 N. Hanover, Neal McNeal 100 Bladen, John Grenade 300 Craven, Robert Mitchel 150 Edgecombe, John Williams 400 N. Hanover, Neal McNeal 100 Bladen, John Grenade 300 Craven, Robert

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Mitchel 150 Edgecombe, John Williams 400 N. Hanover, Martin Fruitham 400 Bladen, Evan Jones 200 N. Hanover, Do Do 200 Do, John Carrel 200 Craven, John Brooks 200 Bladen, Michael Ram 200 Craven, Phil. Mew Junr 200 Beaufort, John Worsley Junr 200 Do, John Fonville 150 Craven, Do Do 300 Do, Jacob Jernigan 300 Do, Osborne Jeffreys 400 Edgecombe, Do Do 150 No Hampton, Do Do 500 Craven, Robert Walker 320 N. Hanover, John Echolls 500 Beaufort, John Forbes 500 Beaufort, Nicholas Rutledge 400 Craven, David Dunn 100 Do, Richard Hart 100 Do, James McWain 400 Do, Sampson Underwood 200 No Hampton, Charles Jordan 200 Do, Do Do 200 Do, Charles Anderson 640 Do, Matthew Strickland 300 Do, Hopkins Lee 100 Tyrrell, John Watson 100 Edgecombe, William Williamson 200 Do, Thomas Brown 200 Do, Joshua Lee 500 Do, John Blalock 640 Craven, John Hinton 150 Craven, Robert Courtney 150 Onslow, Patrick Stancland 100 Craven, Robert Jones 200 Do, Anthony Dubois 400 N. Hanover, John Collins 150 Craven, William Taylor 300 Edgecombe, Do Do 200 Do, John Wade 640 Do, Samuel Gilbraid 500 Craven, James Collins 200 Do, William Johnson 400 New Hanover, William Gardiner 200 Do, Do Do 300 Do, John Russ 200 Bladen, John Moore 100 Craven, Robert Clark 100 Do, Edward Fitzpatrick 150 Do, Edward Fitzpatrick 450 Craven, Anthony Colbrett 200 Do, William Bush 400 Do. Granted.


At a Council held at Newbern 20th November 1744
Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston, Esqr Gov &c
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Mathew Rowan Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Cullen Pollock Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble William Forbes Esqr Member of His Majestys Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants Vizt

Matthew Whitfield 100 N. Hanover, William Prescott 100 Do, Edward Malchett 200 Do, Anthony Williams 200 Do, Robert Forster 640 Edgecombe, Robert Jones 200 Craven, Robert Forster 300 Edgecombe, Darby McCarty 640 Hyde, Anthony Cock 400 N. Hanover, William Wyatt 200 Perquimons, John Richards 200 Edgecombe, Jos. Jno Alston 500 Chowan. Granted

Read the following Petitions for Patents, to wit

Andrew Symmons 300 Beaufort, James Breckle 150 Do, William Bocus 25 Hyde, Nathaniel Powells 200 Edgecombe, Richard Powell 200 Do, James Homes 550 Beaufort, John Williams 100 N. Hanover, Do Do 150 Craven, Samuel Smith 100 Do, Thomas Every 300 Do, John Vernam 600 Beaufort. Granted

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The following Persons were admitted to prove their Rights Vizt

County.
Whites.
Blacks.
John Starkee for John Burnett
Onslow
6
Hopkin Wilder
Edgecombe
4
2
John Pope
Do
6
20
Henry Smith by John Forbes
Beaufort
10
4
John Pope for John Jones
Edgecombe
5
Arthur Johnson
Craven
2
2
Joseph King
Edgecombe
5
John Pope for John Langston
Do
6
2
William Burton
Craven
3
2
John Pope for Thos Merritt
Edgecombe
8
James Castelloe for James Sanders
Bertie
6
Robert Savage
Craven
13
1
John Wade
N. Hampn
8
1
William Ham
Beaufort
7
John Murfey
Craven
1
1
Colo Jno Forbes for Hope Willetts
N. Hanover
6
Robert Clarey
Edgecombe
6
1
Jos. Jno Alston
Do
5
3
John Smith
Hyde
6
Martin Pender
Craven
4
Thomas Crew
Bertie
5
Frederick Hones
Edgecombe
2
Thomas Pierce
Bertie
1
Thomas Barefield
Do
3
James Mulkey
Craven
1
William Kendrick
Edgecombe
3
George Stevens
Do
1
5
Thomas Price
Do
4
Humphrey Lawrence
Craven
1
James Deerham
Do
8
Roger Moore for Frans Thomas
N. Hanover
5
Roger Moore for Henry Simons
Do
5
32
Benjamin Fordham
Craven
5
1
The following Proved by John Forbes
Anthony Wheny
Beaufort
6
1
John Wean
Craven
4
Joseph Saterthwhite
Hyde
8
William Taylor
Beaufort
12
Roger Hodges
Do
3
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Richard Basset
Do
2
1
Luke Forteskue
Hyde
4
Christopher Guinn
Beaufort
2
9
Mrs Eliza Snoad Wido
Do
5
12
William Gildings
Hyde
5
Isaac Buck
Beaufort
7
11
John Linkfield
Do
7
Villaby Adams
Do
4
William Cooper
Beaufort
4
William Phipps
Do
5
2
John Morphie
Craven
5
Samuel Tindall
Beaufort
10
John Hardy
Do
7
Colo Edward Moseley
N. Hanover
11
90
John Howell
Craven
9
George Rochell
Tyrrell
3
William McLeroy
Craven
3
John Clark
Do
3
James McLeroy
Do
4
Benjamin Peyton
Beaufort
7
24
William Peyton
Do
3
7
Stephen Clayton
Craven
8
Michael French
Do
7
John Oases
N. Hanover
5
1
Mark Morgan
Bladen
3
3
John Richards
Edgecombe
5

Ordered That the Caveat Entered by Henry McCulloh Esqr against Sundry Persons obtaining Grants for Land Lying in Bladen County be fully heard and Determined at the next Council.


At a Council held at Newbern 22d November 1744
Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr Govr
The Honoble Robert Halton Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Mathew Rowan Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Cullen Pollock Member of His Majesty's Council&
The Honoble William Forbes Member of His Majesty's Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants, Vizt

William Cooper 300 Beaufort, William Felps 100 Do, Mary Edwards 300 Craven, John Langston 300 Edgecombe, Mark Morgan 400 Bladen, John Plur White 250 Craven, Hopkin Wilder 300 Edgecombe, Berry Nelson 200 Craven, John Murfey 150 Do, Samuel Griffiths 300 Do,

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Nicholas Culbert 250 Do, William Burton 200 Do, Do Do 50 Do, Henry Smith 200 Do, John Matthews, 200 Do, John Hilliard 250 Do, Phil Miller 200 Do, John Smith 500 Do, Thomas Truchitte 200 Do, John Bussit 200 Do, James Deerham 100 Do, William Bullen 100 Do, Geo. Mich Wolf 160 Do, Richard Johnson 100 Craven, Henry Owen 100 Do, John Murphy 100 Do, Thomas Davis 250 Do, Martin Frank 300 Do, Benjamin Cooper Senr 250 Do, John Wayne 200 Do, Roger Moore Esqr 320 New Hanover, Theophilus Williams 150 Do, Roger Moore Esqr 200 Do, Henry Simons 600 Bladen, James Mulkey 100 Bladen, James Dawson 500 Do, Theophilus Peirce 100 Bertie, Thomas Lewis 100 Carteret, John Simpson 300 Do, John Johnson 100 Onslow, Robert Hooks 100 Do, John Burnaph 200 Do, Richard McClure 300 Curratuck, Jos John Alston 300 Edgecombe, Christopher Guinn 200 Do, Thomas Barefield 300 Do, Robert Clarey 200 Do, Benjamin Rush 300 Do, Hopkin Wilder 640 Do, Frederick Holmes 200 Do, Benjamin Peyton 200 Beaufort, Jno Hardy 400 Do, Roger Hodges 300 Do, William Foreman 100 Do, Elizabeth Snoad 300 Do, Anthony Wherry 200 Do, William Taylor 200 Do, Isaac Buck 200 Do, Richard Basset 150 Do, Christopher Guinn 200 Do, Samuel Tindall 400 Do, William Giddins, 100 Hyde, Roger Mason 100 Hyde, Joshua Saterwhite 100 Do, Luke Forteskue, 100 Do, Willowby Adams 200 Do, William Bartram 150 Bladen, John Rice 200 Craven

Eleazer Allen Esqr His Majesty's Receiver General of this Province Exhibited his Accounts of the Receipts of his Majesty's Quit Rents within the same from the 29th day of September 1735 to the 29th day of September 1744 and made Oath thereto before His Excellency the Governour in Council which is Ordered to be Certified.

Read the following Petitionrs Patents

Samuel Ormes 500 Bertie, Do Do 500 Tyrrell, Aaron Spring 100 Beaufort, James Ballance 200 Curratuck, Thomas Dudley 100 Do, John Perkins 600 Do, William White 100 Do, Thomas Nickolson 125 Perquimons, Bullock Simons 200 Currituck, William Ham 640 Beaufort, William Carruthers 300 Do, Do Do 270 Do, David Morley 80 Bladen, William Carruthers 200 Beaufort, John Smith 200 Tyrrell, James Smith 405 Do, John Ward 640 Beaufort, Henry Best 200 Craven, Arthur Pierce 100 Do, Warren Andrews 150 Edgecombe, William Hall 200 Craven, Solomon Johnson 350 Do, John Johnson 300 Tyrrell, James Speir 100 Craven, Henry Best 200 Do, William Best 200 Do, Benjamin Wall 100 Do, Marmaduke Norfleet 200 Edgecombe, John Glover 640 Do, Abraham Boyd 200 Craven, Marmaduke Norfleet 129 Edgecombe, John Blount 100 Craven, Thomas Page 300 Do, James Boseman 200 Edgecombe, Patrick Montant 160 Tyrrell, James Conner

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100 Do, Philomon Pierce 200 Craven, John Powell 100 Do, David Morley 79 Bladen Granted

The following Persons were admitted to Prove their Rights

White.
Black.
William Johnson
Craven
1
7
Adam Moore
Do
1
Robert Park
Do
1


At a Council held at Newbern 24 day November 1744
Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr Gov. &c.
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Mathew Rowan Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Cullen Pollock Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
and The Honoble William Forbes Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants—

John Howell 100 Craven, David Wardson 250 Edgecombe, James Smith 100 Tyrrel, Abraham Harring 150 Craven, John Peters 10 Do, David Mill 200 Bladen, John Everett 200 Edgecombe, John Demant 250 Do, Moses Houston 300 Carteret, Hope Willets 200 N. Hanover, George Downing 150 Edgecombe, William Faulk 100 Tyrrel, William Herritage 300 Craven, Joseph Strickland 200 Edgecombe, Joshua Davis 640 N. Hanover, Israel Robinson 600 Edgecombe, William Smith 100 Do. Granted.

William Wilder 100 Edgecombe, Moses Dean 100 Tyrrel, Samuel Henderson 100 Edgecombe, William Johnston 100 Craven, Thomas Moore 100 Do, John Stringer 100 Do, Nicholas Drench 100 Do, James Lane 100 Edgecombe, James Cheney 200 Craven, Robert Clark 200 Do, Robert Savage 600 Bladen, Thomas Turner 300 Edgecombe, Stephen Clayton 500 Craven, Philip Alston 600 Edgecombe, John Ferril 200 Craven, Thomas Nelson 300 Carteret, James Smallwood 200 Craven, Littleton Spivy 400 Edgecombe, John Rouse 200 N. Hanover, Rice Price 200 Craven, Luke Whitefield 200 Do, William Gardner 200 N. Hanover, William Hall 200 Craven, William Pool 200 Do, Dennis McClendon 300 Do, John Nelson 50 Do, John Sherwin 500 Edgecombe, William Person 350 Do, John King 300 Edgecombe, William McCroy 100 Craven, John Clark 200 Edgecombe, Robert Surle 100 Craven, John Clark 150 Do, Levi Alderson 100 Beaufort, Samuel Williams 300 Edgecombe, William Brice 100 Craven, Charles Adams 200 Do, Jos. Jno. Alston 500 Edgecombe, John Wade 500 Do, George McCartey 10 Craven, John Hamer 100 Bladen, Richard Sessmett 100 Craven, Abner Hall 200 Edgecombe, Phil: Kerkin 200 Craven, Adam Moore 200 Do, John Bryan 100 Do, Richard Barefield 200 Do, William Marmant 200

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Onslow, Henry Roberts 250 Craven, David Mills 300 Bladen, Adam Moore 200 Craven, Thomas Lynch 300 Edgecombe, Do Do 300 N. Hanover, John Oats 500 Do, John Demant 250 Edgecombe, Philip Bradford 250 Do, Joseph Clark 200 Bladen, John Hart 200 N. Hanover, James Everet 100 Bladen, George Turnage 200 Craven, Robert Hill Junr 200 Edgecombe, Richard Allen 200 Do, John Miller 100 Onslow, Thomas Parker 200 Edgecombe, Joseph Strickland 300 Do, Thomas Kearney 300 Do, Robert Parker 100 Craven, Thomas Parker 300 Edgecombe

The following Persons Petitions for Patents Vizt

John Herring 300 Craven, James Craven 494 Chowan, William Wilson 300 Craven, Nicholas Boon 300 N. Hanover, Samuel Sinclair 400 Hyde, John Gill 90 Bertie, Samuel Sinclair 490 Beaufort, Robert Dunbar 100 Do, John Smelly 200 No Hampton, Do Do 160 Do, Edward Mathers 100 Craven, John Deer 100 Edgecombe, Solomon Fuller 300 No Hampton, John Lott 100 Edgecombe, Richard Sessums 300 Do, John Jones Petition Granted, Francis Stringer 400 Craven, Levi Truehitts 800 Do, Thomas Kennon 200 N. Hanover, Francis Stringer 640 Craven, Moses Tillman 100 Do, Benjamin Williams 150 Do, William Chamlin 200 Do, Thomas Smith 500 Do, Joshua Sasnut 100 Do, Jos & Jacob Herring 300 Do, William Bonds 200 Craven, Robert Rayford 200 Craven, James McKlewean 300 Do, James Monks 300 Do, Jacob Sheets 200 Do, Edward Williams 180 Do, Priscilla Edmonson 150 Do, Geo: Michael Wolf 640 Do, Do Do 320 Do, Thomas McClendon 300 Do, John Slanalon 150 Do, James McKelwain 150 Do. Granted

The following Persons were Admitted to Prove their Rights

Whites.
Blacks.
Robert Walker
N. Hanover
4
5
John Simpson
Carteret
3
The following Proved by John Lane
John Noy
Edgecombe
3
John Bishop
Do
4
William Southerland
Do
5
William Eaves
Do
2
David Bales
Do
2
John Patterson
Do
2
Lawrence Bankson
Do
2
Thomas Mason
Do
4
William Smith
Do
2
James Pace
Do
5
John Ray
Do
2

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At a Council held at Newbern 27th November 1744
Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston, Esqr, Govr &c
Eleazer Allen
Roger Moore
Mathew Rowan
Cullen Pollock
Edward Moseley
William Forbes.

Read the following Petitions for Warrants Vizt

William Carruthers 200 Beaufort, Edward Bryant 100 Craven, Do Do 50 Do, Isaac Henter 150 Bertie, Thomas Taylor 300 Pasquotank, John Halsey 400 Chowan, Peter Adams 500 Do, James Blount 300 Tyrrel, Francis McClendon 600 Craven, John Clark 640 Bladen, Do Do 200 Do, Do Do 300 Do, John Simpson 200 Onslow, John Edward 600 Bladen, William Jones 400 Edgecombe, William Chavers 400 Do, Walter Gibson 100 Do, William Jones 600 Do, John Gay 400 Do, Joseph Howell 300 Do, Thomas Gwaltney 400 Beaufort, David Bunn 100 Edgecombe, Walter Lane 400 Craven, William Herring 300 Edgecombe, Jacob Strickland 100 Do, William Douglass 300 Do, Henry Ivey 300 Do, Theophilus Pugh 2,000 Chowan, William Eves 200 Edgecombe, James Pace 450 Do, Joseph Lane 500 Do, James Ard 400 Craven, Thomas Howell 200 Do, Francis Jones 200 Edgecombe, Joseph Brantley 200 Do, John Lott 300 Do, Solomon Joyner 200 Do, John Hennard 150 Do, Peleg Rogers 400 Do, Thomas Bradley 600 Do, Richard Bayley 600 Do, David Kelley 400 Do, Francis Patterson 200 Do, William Bentley 100 Craven, Joseph Kimball 200 Edgecombe, Theophilus Goodwin 200 Do, Joseph Sims 150 Craven, Anthony Rackley 250 Edgecombe, Joseph Philips 250 Do, Thomas Ray 200 Do, Robert Humphrey 200 Craven, Wm & Robt Sutherland 300 Edgecombe, John Bishop 400 Do, Thomas Mason 400 Do, John Moore 200 Do, William Sims 300 Do, David Bales 300 Do, John Patterson 200 Do, William West 300 Do, Thomas Nellson 640 Carteret Granted

Read the following Petitions for Patents

Robert Halton 1000 Craven, Martin Gardiner 400 Bertie, Benjamin Weeks 200 Carteret, Thomas Shepherd 200 Onslow, John Sterkee 300 Do, William Betsworth 195 Beaufort, Francis Sumner 300 Onslow, James Kelly 200 Edgecombe, Elisha Hunter 297 Chowan, James Skipper 300 Craven, John Ballard 200 Edgecombe, Thomas Lewis 75 Craven, Richard Pace 200 No Hampton, Joseph Skipper 300 Craven, Joshua Lamb 300 Do, John Williams 96 Do, Edward Griffith 480 Tyrrel, Joseph Strickland 500 Edgecombe, Martin Gardiner Senr 300 Bertie, Solomon Fuller 300 No Hampton, William Bunn 640 Do, Thomas Jones 400 Do, Robert Williams 300 Do, James Kelley 200 Edgecombe, Samuel Ramsey 300 Onslow, Phineas Stephens 400 Do, Thomas German 100 Craven, Jacob Lewis 640 Onslow, Sarah Anderson 300 Do, John Gatlin 400 Craven, John Rouse 200 Do Granted