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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
December 01, 1744 - December 04, 1744
Volume 04, Pages 711-714

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At a Council held at Newbern 1st December 1744
Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr Govr &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

Joseph Anderson 400 Edgcombe, David Marlaw 270 Craven, Joseph Anderson 300 Edgecombe, Nath Rice 640 N. Hanover, John Pope 300 Edgecombe, John Demant 250 Do, William Blake 300 Do, William Peyton 300 Beaufort, Oswell Langley 200 Edgecombe, John Jones 300 Do, John Pope 200 Craven, William Coles 200 Carteret, Thomas Graves 200 N. Hanover, William Bennet 450 Edgecombe, George Stephenson 50 Do, George McCarthy 300 Craven, John Rice & Jno Potter 200 N. Hanover, Coleman Row 400 Beaufort, George Thomas 300 Edgecombe Granted.

Read the following Petitions for Patents, Vizt

John Moore 250 No Hampton, William Wilson 300 Craven, George Styring 100 Carteret, Do Do 400 Do, Ralph Mason 300 Edgecombe, George Gould 790 Do, Edmond Smithwick 100 Craven, James Permento 300 Edgecombe, Richard Sessums 200 Craven, Samuel Williams 268 Edgecombe, John Davis 500 Do, Joseph Sinns 640 Do, John Creel 500 Edgecombe, Joseph Lane 200 Do, William Cathcart 286 No Hampton, William Saucer 300 Edgecombe, Richard Jones 400 Do, Nicholas Purefoy 200 Craven, Joseph Bridgers 436 No Hampton, Robert Harris 350 Edgecombe, Jos: Jno. Alston 200 Craven, Mark Morgan 300 Do, Samuel Williams 268 Edgecombe, Montfort Eclbeck 290 Do, Sampson Williams 640 Do, Thomas Ivey 300 Craven, William Smith 200 Edgecombe, Robert Warren 350 N. Hampton, John Pope 200 Edgecombe, Michael Ransher 640 Craven. Granted


At a Council held at Newbern 4th December 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
The Honoble William Forbes Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants, Vizt

William Baron 200 Craven, William Fulcher 100 Craven, Saml Saborn Plumer 200 Curratuck, William Coleman 200 Craven, John Jones 300 Edgecombe, William Outlaw 200 Bertie, Robert Walker 200 N. Hanover, Othl Straughan 200 Do, James Burns 300 Onslow, James Hazell

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400 N. Hanover, Levi Swain 200 Do, Rice Price 200 Do, Richard Scott 250 Do, Anthony Dubois 400 Do, Joseph Winns 100 Chowan, Thomas Walker 400 Bertie, Thomas Odam 200 Do, Richard Williams 150 Craven. Granted.

Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt

Thomas Truehill 200 Craven, William Clanton 500 No Hampton, Benjamin Lane 250 Edgecombe, John Fonville 250 Craven, Jacob Sheets 200 Do, Francis Stringer 263 Do, Do Do 380 Do, Christopher Crofts 320 N. Hanover, John Bayd 48 Bladen, Timo Murphy 200 N. Hanover, Benjamin Beveret 200 Do, Do Do 200 Do, Elias Stallings 400 Bertie, Thomas Bird 245 Do, Edward Holmes 290 Do, Richard Summer 340 No Hampton, Alexander Campbell 300 Do, James Douglas 300 Do. Granted

His Excellency the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council was Pleased to Order a new Commission of the Peace to issue for Carteret County, constituting and appointing Thomas Lovick, Joseph Bell Senr, Enoch Ward Arthur Mabson, James Winright, Richard Rustill Senr, Saml Chaddock, David Shepperd Junr, Joseph Bell Junr, Charles Cogdell Cary Godly, Nicholas Hunter, John Chilherall Esqrs Justices of the Peace for and within the said County.

Ordered, That the Governours Secretary be and he is hereby Impowered to take and Receive for every Warrant issuing out of the Secretary's Office for Lands the Sum of Twenty Shillings Bill Money.

His Excellency the Governour by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council was pleased to order a New Commission of the Peace to issue for Craven County, Constituting and appointing John Powell, John Bryan, John Carruthers, Edward Bryan, Thomas Masters, John Williams, Walter Lane Christopher Gregory Hobbs Esqrs Justices of the Peace for and within the said County

His Excellency the Governour by and with the advice and consent of His Majestys Council was Pleased to Order a new Commission of the Peace to issue for Hyde County constituting and appointing Samuel Sinclare, Joseph Tart, John Smith Senr, Richard Leirmount, William Harris, John Smith Junr, Foster Jarvis, William Martin, Aaron Tyce, Francis Kepps, Benjamin Martin Esqrs Justices of the Peace for the said County

Ordered that George Gould Esqr Surveyor General do for the future take, demand and receive for all Surveys hereafter to be made by himself or his Deputys for six hundred and forty Acres and under the sum of Ten Pounds in Publick Bills of Credit and no more.

His Excellency was pleased to acquaint the Council that he was informed Sundry Persons Intending to Remove into the remote Parts of

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this Province were deterred from such their Intentions by the difficulty of attending the Governour and Council at so great distance both of time and place when and where the Governour and Council usually meet for such Purposes, Whereby a great Encrease of his Majesty's Revenue is obstructed as well as the Spedier settlement of the Province.

It is the Opinion of the Council that as there will be a great Interval of time between this and the next Council to be held for Granting of Lands. His Excellency the Governour, may himself admit of the Proof of Rights issue Warrants, and Grants for Lands in the remote Parts of the Province.

Ordered That Edward Cartledge be added to the Commission of the Peace for Bladen County

Ordered That a Dedimus issue directed to the Justices of Northampton County to Qualifie John Watts, John Moore, John Dew and Nathan Williams Esqrs Justices of the Peace for the said County

Ordered that a Didimus issue directed to the Justices of Onslow County to Qualify Theophilus Williams, Lewis Jenkins and Edward Ward Senr Esqrs Justices of the Peace for said County.

Ordered that a Dedimus issue directed to the Justices of Tyrrel County to Qualify Thomas Corprew, John Mam Senr James Blount, Benjamin Alexander, Gyles Long, Joseph Alexander, Joseph Spruel, William Kennaday Junr William Everet Esqrs Justices of the Peace for the said County.

Upon Representation of Mr Chief Justice Moseley, That he had been informed of many irregularities committed by Isaac Buck Esqr one of the Justices in Commission of the Peace for Beaufort County in the Execution of His Office

Ordered that the said Buck be struck out the said Commission and that the same be Certified to the Chairman and the Rest of the Justices of the said County.

His Excellency the Governour by and with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Council was Pleased to Order a New Commission of the Peace to issue for Currituck County Constituting and appointing Henry White, Stephen Williams, William Mackey, Henry Gibbs, John Caron, Thomas Williams, Caleb Wilson, William Shergold, Andrew Duke, George Powers, Ralph Mathan, Hillary White, Thomas Sanderson and Woodhouse Junr Esqrs

Ordered that a Dedimus issue to the Justices of Beaufort County to Qualify Cornelius Tyson Esqr Justice of the Peace for the said County

His Excellency the Governor acquainting the Board that the Great men of the Chowan Indians had appeared before him and acknowledged

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that they had Received the full consideration mentioned in the Deed now produced by Henry Hill to whom they had sold the Land mentioned in the said Deed containing six hundred and forty Acres of Land; it is thereupon Ordered by His Excellency the Governour with the Advice and consent of the Council that the said Deed be admitted to Record, and the same is hereby Ordered to be Recorded

Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt

John Rice 200 New Hanover, Mary Veale 640 Do, Thomas Merrick 600 Do, Grace Merrick 300 Do, John Rice 200 New Hanover, Edward Moseley 500 Do, Do Do 500 Do, William Lithgow 700 Do, Do Do 1,000 Do. Granted