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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 12, 1746 - March 15, 1746
Volume 04, Pages 798-803

[From the MSS. Records of North Carolina Council Journals.]
COUNCIL JOURNALS.

North Carolina.

At a Council at Bath Town 12th day of March 174⅚
Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston, Esqr Gov. &c.
The Honoble Mathew Rowan Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Wm. Forbes Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants Vizt

Bryan Conner 200 Bladen, Robert Parks 450 Craven, Hugh Brown 100 Bladen, James Burns 200 Do, Anthony Herring 600 Craven, Henry Osberry 350 Do, Samuel Smith 100 Do, John Hornbeck 400 Bladen, John McCoy 300 Do, William Kemp 640 Do, Thomas Red 350 Do, Do Do 200 Do, John Gyles 300 Do, Joseph Bryan 250 Craven, Gartram Benboe 200 Do, Do Do 150 Bladen, Matthew Allen 300 Craven, Daniel Herring 100 New Hanover, Robert Fellows 50 Craven, Robert Park 200 Do, Edmund Park 300 Bladen, Felix Kennon 240 New Hanover, John Ratcliffe 50 Craven, Thomas Armstrong 300 Bladen. Granted

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Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt

David Gellet 400 Bladen, William Bartrim 150 Do, John Brooks 194 Do. Granted

The following Persons were admitted to prove their Rights

Whites. Blacks.
County.
John Benson
3
4
Craven
James Burns
7
1
Onslow

North Carolina.

At a Council held at Bath Town 13th day of March 1745 [1746]
Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston, Esqr Gov. &c.
The Honoble Mathew Rowan Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Wm. Forbes Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants Vizt

Thomas Hall 100 Onslow, Benjamin Fuzz 300 Bladen, James Cook 300 New Hanover, James Hassell 100 Do, Phebe & Mary Lisher 300 Craven, Thomas West 130 Do, John Speir 150 Do, John Edwards 300 Bladen, Robert Byley 200 Craven, Do Do 250 Do, Francis Stringer 150 Do, James Keith 320 Do, Martin Bender 100 Do, Samuel Pacey 300 Do, Mary Peyton 640 Beaufort, George Kerneagee 50 New Hanover, Francis Stringer 200 Craven, Daniel Sullivan 200 New Hanover, Jonathan Sanderson 100 Craven, Francis Stringer 300 Do, Armwell Howard 200 Do, Daniel Quellen 100 Do, Jacob Ispack 150 Do, Joshua Sarsnett 100 Do, William Wilkinson 100 Do, Robert Park 300 Bladen, William Cook 100 Craven, John Harris 100 Do, Benoni Loftin 50 Do, William Whitford 400 Do, William Ferriss 200 New Hanover, Joseph Harper 320 Craven. Granted

Read the Petition of David and Isaac Fonville Orphans of John Fonville Dec̄ed. Praying to have two hundred and fifty Acres of Marsh Land and fronting John Fonvilles Land, Beginning at the Mouth of a little Creek between the said Fonvilles and Peter Handus and that the Warrant may issue in the Name of the said Orphans.

Ordered that a Warrant be Granted to the said David and Isaac Fonville for so much of the front of the said Marsh in Proportion to their Lands joining on the said Marsh, and that the Surveyors Return a Plat thereof to this Board at their next sitting

Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt

James McLewean 200 Craven, Darby McCarty 600 Hyde, Matthis Tyson 100 Do, John Forbes 320 Beaufort. Granted

Ordered That Robert Halton, Eleazer Allen, Mathew Rowan, and William Forbes Esqrs Members of His Majesty's Council, and George

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Gould Esqr Surveyor General be and they are hereby continued Commissioners on His Majestys behalf for running the Dividing Line between His Majesty and Lord Granville

His Excellency was Pleased by and with the advice of His Majestys Council to Order that Writs forthwith issue for Electing Members of Assembly by the Freeholders of the Several and respective Countys and Towns within this Province on Tuesday the 29th of April next to meet and set in General Assembly for the dispatch of Business at New Bern the 29th of May following.

Ordered that a New Commission of the Peace issue for Bertie County Directed to George Gould, William Cathcart, James Castellaw, Benjamin Hill, John Harrell, Needham Bryan, George Lockhart, John Brown, Samuel Scolley, Samuel Ormes, George Patterson, Robert Hunter, and Edward Bryan Esqrs Justices of the Peace for and within the said County

The following Persons were admitted to Prove their Rights

Whites. Blacks.
County.
John McCoy
5
3
Bladen
Jno McCoy for Wm McCoy
3
Do
William Kemp
8
Do
John Hornbeck
4
Do

North Carolina

At a Council held at Bath Town 14th day March 1745 [1746]
Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston, Esqr Gov. &c.
The Honoble Mathew Rowan Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Willm Forbes Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants Vizt

Joseph Bishop 50 New Hanover, Henry Eborn 100 Hyde, William Davis 150 Do, Edmund Price Jur 300 Beaufort, Samuel Johnston 640 Onslow, Alexander McCullock 640 New Hanover, John Warner 300 Beaufort, William Williams 200 Onslow, John Williams 200 Do, Joseph Blake 200 New Hanover, William Houston 150 Do, William McCoy 300 Bladen, Richard Lovit 150 Craven, James Brickles 200 Beaufort, James McCoy 300 Bladen, George Kernage 100 New Hanover, Anthony Cox 180 Craven, John Crouse 250 Do, Francis Nunn 150 Do, Thomas Hilliard 200 Beaufort, Anthony Cox 180 Do, Henry Barlow 200 Craven, John Brooks 200 Do, James Burns 400 Bladen, Solomon Grant 400 Do, Joseph Bishop 50 New Hanover, John Hardy 640 Bladen, George Burgess 290 Craven. Granted

Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt

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Thomas Champion 100 Beaufort, John Bryan 640 Craven, John Nelson 319 Do, Caleb Howell 400 Bladen, Luke Forteskue 100 Hyde, Thomas Armstrong 200 Bladen, John Sanderson 350 Hyde, William Forteskue 100 Do, Thomas Davis 100 Bladen, Robert Champain 100 Beaufort, William Giddings 100 Hyde, Foster Gervis 150 Do, Thomas Devaughan 320 New Hanover, William Ridgway 300 Do, John Ellaby 650 Bladen, Hugh Larrimoore 300 Do, William Smith 300 Do, Williss Ship 100 Craven, John Wynn 170 Do, Edward Powers 300 Do, John Higdon 100 Do, John Gyles 200 New Hanover, John Echols 200 Beaufort, John Gyles 200 Craven, William Hall 200 Do, Robert Parkes 300 Bladen, Robert Parks 300 Do. Granted

Ordered That the Surveyor General cause a Resurvey to be made of Peter Prevats Land in Craven County Joining the Land of Mr. Herritage agreeable to the Warrant formerly granted to the said Prevat for the same and a Return thereof to this Board at their next sitting

Read this day at the Board the Petition of Simon Forteskue, Shewing That he had a patent Granted him for 470 Acres of Land lying in Hyde County in the year 170⅘ That soon after the Indian Warr Broke out, and your Petitioner was shot in the Head his wife and children taken Prisoners and carryed away, his House burnt down to the Ground all that he had lost together with the Patent for the said Land, That he has continued ever since to pay the Quit Rents to the Lords Proprietors Receiver, as also His Majesty's Receiver General since His Majesty's Purchase of the soil at six Pence Quit Rents being the Rent Mentioned in his Patent as appears by all the Receipts now produced to the Board, Praying to be relieved in the Premises. This Board on Examining the Several Receipts both of the late Lords Proprietors Receiver, as also of His Majestys Receiver General for the Quit Rents of the said Land. And it also appearing that the allegations set forth in the said Petition were true

It is thereupon Ordered in Council that the said Land be Enrolled in the Auditors Office at the Quit Rent of six Pence per 100 Acres agreeable to the Quit Rent assertained in the said Forteskues old Grant and his Receipts now produced to this Board.

Read this day at the Board the Petition of Abraham Duncan, Shewing That he obtained an Order from this Board in April last for resurveying two old Patents that the surveyor in running the Lines of One of the said Patents for 700 Acres Granted to William Barrow Esqr and in the year 1705 find a mistake in the first Course of the said Patent which he demonstrates by the Resurvey thereof now before the Board the first Course mentioned in said Patent being Et Northerly 78° 354

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Pole by which Course the Line goes into Bath Town Creek and leaves no Land for him, but that instead thereof it ought to be No 78 Et 354 Pole by which the Surveyor on running that Course finds all the other Courses of the Patent to answer. Praying the said Course to be altered in the old Patent agreeable to the said Resurvey in the name of William Barrow Esqr for seven hundred Acres of Land

Ordered that the said Duncans Patent be in manner following (that is to say) the first Course of the Patent to be N 70 d: Et 354 Pole now altered at the Board which was accordingly done and that the Sectary make the Record of the said Patent agreeable thereto

Ordered that the Surveyor General cause a Resurvey to be made of Richard Birds Land in Craven County on the N side of Nuse River on the Et side of falling Creek, agreeable to the Warrant formerly granted to the said Richard Bird for the same and a Return thereof to make to this Board at their next Sitting

Ordered That a Resurvey be made of John Worsleys Land, And That the Surveyor distinguish in his Plat the Surplus Land belonging to each of the Parties Vizt Worsley, Brickle, Duncan, and Barrow and that a Return thereof be made to this Board next sitting.

Read the Petition of William Farris setting forth that he obtained a Warrant for six hundred and Forty Acres of Land on Panter Swamp in New Hanover County which Warrant was returned by John Williams a Deputy Surveyor who at the same time returned a Platt as he apprehended of the Land and a patent was made out agreeable to the Return but that the Petitioner had often Endeavoured to find the said Land but no such Land could be found and believe that the said Williams returned the said Platt only to amuse and deceive the Petitioner Praying to be discharged from said Patent

Ordered that the Auditor strike out of the Rent Roll the said Patent there appearing to be no such Land

Read the Petition of James Bennett a Chowan Indian complaining of one Henry Hills having obtained a Deed of Sale for some of the Chowan Indian Land from some Indians who had no Right to sell the same.

Ordered that Henry Hill be summoned to attend this Board at their their next Sitting, And that Thomas Hoyster and John Robin the two Indians who sold the Land to the said Hill to [be] summoned to attend at the same time

North Carolina

At a Council held at Bath Town 15th March 1745. [1746]
Present His Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr Gov &c.
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Edward Moseley Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Mathew Rowan Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
The Honoble William Forbes Esqr Member of His Majesty's Council
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Ordered that the Commissioners now appointed for running the Division Line between His Majesty and Lord Granville be allowed the same Wages for themselves, Surveyors and Servants that was Ordered to be allowed them by this Board on the 18th of Nov. 1743. And that the same be paid out of the Quit Rents, pursuant to His Majesty's Instructions to His Excellency the Governor for that Purpose.

Read the following Petitions for Warrants Vizt

William Williams 300 Onslow, Anthony Lewis 640 Do, William Driggers 200 Craven, George Norriss 200 Do, John Beverly 100 Do, John Hamer 100 Bladen, Henry Garret 100 Craven, Nicolas Smith 200 Bladen, James Bentley 200 Do, Do Do 400 Do, Nicolas Smith 400 Do, William Phillips 300 Bladen, William Phillips 200 Do, William Blewett 200 Do, Thomas Larrimoor 400 Craven, Jeremiah Ram 200 Do. Granted

Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt

Samuel Johnson 640 Onslow, John Bryan 100 Craven, Catharine Hanniss 463 Do, Robert Parks 450 Do, Do Do 500 Bladen, David Miles 300 Do, John Smith Junr 100 Hyde, David Miles 300 Bladen, John Walliss 150 Beaufort, John Walliss 100 Do. Granted