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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 05, 1747 - March 24, 1747
Volume 04, Pages 850-855

[From the MSS. Records of North Carolina Council Journals.]
COUNCIL JOURNALS.
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At a Council held at Newton 5th March 1746 [1747]
Present His Excellency the Governor
N. Rice
R. Moore
M. Rowan and
E. Moseley
Wm Forbes
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Warrants—Magr Cowan 200 N. Hanover, Joseph Mason 200 Craven, Elias Ligardere 150 Do, Jno Russell 200 Do, Levi Frint 200 Do, Josias Jones 100 Beaufort, Nathaniel Everet 200 Onslow, Jonathan Taylor 200 N. Hanover, Elias Ligardere 150 Craven, Majr Cowan 200 Johnston, John Windows 200 Do, Geo Kernegee 100 Craven, Do 50 N. Hanover, Saml Selby 600 Hyde, David Dunn 200 Craven, Jno Lingfield 200 Do, Edwd Wiggons 200 Do, Moses Fagg 300 Craven, Thos Dudley 100 Onslow, Antho: Charles Craft 100 Do, Wm Stevens 200 Johnston, Jas Perkins 200 Beaufort, Jno Willison 200 Carteret, Wm Sheppard 300 Craven, Gilbert Clark 150 Bladen, John Limpson 200 Carteret

Whites.
Blacks.
Joshua Johnston
6
Jas Alston
2
14

Grants—Berry Vellson 166 Craven, John Wellison 100 Carteret, William Kellet 400 Onslow, Richard Scott 200 N. Hanover, Jno Bryant & Jno Rice 640 Craven, Nichs Purifoy 200 Do, Henry Bradley 100 Bladen, Mary Edwards 263 Craven, Robert Beverley 320 N. Hanover, John Worsley 400 Beaufort, Valentine Wallace 100 Carteret, Thos McClendon 180 Craven, Wm Stevens 400 Do, Henry Smith 200 Do, Michl Rem 200 Do, Thos Matchett 100 Do, John Swindall 900 Currituck, Benja Mason 125 Hyde, Jno Smith 500 Beaufort, Wm Webster 130 Hyde, Henry Elom 100 Do, Abra Easter 100 Do

Roger Moore Esqr acquainting the Board that Sir Richard Ever ard Barrt dec̄ed, sometime before his death made and passed a Deed of Sale to him for 1980 Acres of Land lying on both sides of Core Creek i n Craven County the said Sir Richard having a Purchase plat for the same Dated the 17th day of Dec 1730. And that on the Arrival of Just Burrington with His Majestys Commission for Governor of this Province on some Dispute about Blank patents Mr Smith then Chief Justice produced Sir Richd Patent of this Land which appeared before the Board to be no Blank plat before the Governor and Council and that by some Neglect of Mr Smith the said Patent was either lost or mislaid praying that a patent may be granted him for the said Land at the Quit rent mentioned in said Patent which is Granted and Ordered that a patent issue in the Name of the said Roger Moore Esq for the said 1980 Acres of Land according to the Platt thereof now produced Surveyed by James Wininight the 23d Sep 1730 at the highest Quitrents then reserved on Purchase patents Vizt

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At a Council held at Newbern 7th March 1746
Present His Excellency the Governor
N. Rice
C. Pollock
M. Rowan
R. Moore,
E. Moseley
W. Forbes

Warrants—John Hicks 100 Carteret, Seren Wallis 200 Craven, James Alston 300 Do, Edwd Frank 640 Do, James Marshall 200 Do, Joseph Carruthers 100 Johnston, John Bell 200 N. Hanover, John Slocomb for a Resurvey. Granted

Grants—Edward Matchett 200 N. Hanover, Thos Graves 200 Do, Thos Wyer 100 Bladen, Archd McNeal 8 Do


At a Council held at New Bern 21st March 1747
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
and The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of His Majestys Council

Read the following petitions for Warrants Vizt

Mark Harefoot 200 Beaufort, John Hoard 300 Do, Cason Brinson 200 Currituck, Wm Carruthers 300 Craven, Benjamin Blount 300 Johnson, Abraham Taylor 100 Do Granted

Read the Petition of Isaac Simons setting forth that in right of his Wife he is possessed of a Tract by patent granted by the late Lords Proprietors to Williams Harefoot lying in Craven County on the North side of Neuse River and on the Wt side of lower Broad Creek, and conceiving there is more Land within the Courses and Distances of the said Patent than the same Specifies humbly prays a Resurvey Granted and Ordered that the Surveyor General do cause a resurvey to be made of the said Land and return the same to this Board.

Read the Petition of John Smith Shewing that he is Grantee of a Tract of Land lying in Hyde County on the South side of Matchapungo river and upper side of Slades Creek which was formerly Conveyed from Colo Carey deceased to Benjamin Dutlon Cleves Deceased by Deed as appears on Record in this Government. But the bounds of the said Tract being somewhat doubtfull and uncertain He humbly prayed a resurvey agreeable to the aforesaid Deceased. Granted and Ordered that the Surveyor General do cause a resurvey to be made accordingly and return the same to this Board

Read the Petition of Mary Perkins setting forth that she obtained his Excellencys Pat for 375 Acres of Land scituate in Beaufort County and being Apprehensive that thro means of the ignorance or unskillfullness

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of the Deputy Surveyor She does not hold anigh the Quantity of Land Specified in the Patent aforesaid The Petitioner humbly prays a Resurvey thereon. Granted and Ordered that the Surveyor General cause the same to be resurveyed accordingly and make report thereof to this Board at their next Sitting

Then the Council Adjourned till the Afternoon 3 oClock

The Council met pursuant to Adjournment Present as before.

Read the following petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

John Holleys for 300 in New Hanover, Matthew White 200 Do, Arthur Blackman 150 Do, Southey Rew 300 Craven, Robt Thompson 250 Beaufort, Joseph Gaad 300 Do, Jno Williams 200 Craven, Moses Arnold 50 Do, James Perdue 100 Do, James Adams 600 Beaufort, Wm Alligood 100 Do, Nathan Archibald 250 Do, Philip Shute 450 Do Granted


At a Council held at New Bern 23d March, 1747
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Mat Rowan Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of His Majestys Council

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

Coleman Roe 200 Beaufort, Simon Jones 400 Do, James Willis 200 Craven, Joseph Oates 100 N. Hanover, Edmund Bainecastle 300 Craven, Wm Taylor 200 New Hanover, Jonathan Taylor 200 New Hanover, Richard Caswell 200 Johnston, Ditto 200 Do, John Rouse 50 Do, Henry Oberry 640 Bladen, Abraham Colson 150 New Hanover, Edward Outlaw 200 Do, Joseph Taler 300 Johnston, Henry Oberry 350 Bladen, Owen Jones & Thomas Cummins 250 Onslow, Henry Goodman 100 New Hanover Granted

Read sundry Petitions for Patents for Land as follows Vizt

Jno Simpson 500 Onslow, Richd Chesson 300 Do, Rice Price 150 Johnston, Wm Kennedy 400 Craven, Jonathan Taylor 200 New Hanover, Moses Tiler 150 Do, Daniel Shipman 300 Bladen, Wm Dunbar 300 Beaufort, James Mackilwean 300 Bladen Granted

Read the Petition of Wiriot Ormond setting forth that he obtained an Order from this Board for resurveying a Tract of Land lying in Beaufort County which he held by Patent dated the 16th of March 174⅔ which has been duly executed and returned whereby it appers that the Lines of the aforesaid Patents are intersected by those of prior Patents granted unto Anthony McKeel and Seth Pilkington and that of the Petitioner's patent aforesaid only 410 Acres was to be found without the said McKeels and Pilkingtons tracts He therefore humbly prays that a

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Pattent might issue for the said 410 acres according to the return made into the Secretarys Office of the same date with the former Patent, that on his surrendering the same the record thereof might be amended agreeable to the aforesaid return which was granted and the old Patent brought into Council and Cancelled.


At a Council held at Newbern 24th March 1747
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of His Majestys Council and
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of His Majestys Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of His Majestys Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

James Rhodes 200 Johnston, Jno Holmes 100 Onslow, James Staniland 100 Craven, Martin Futch 100 Do, Jno Tyson 350 Bladen, Lewis Trott 200 Onslow, Saml Middleton 100 Do, Wm Williams 360 Do, Ditto 360 Do, Saml Rawlins 200 Johnston, Moses Benton 100 Do, Jno Coupland 150 Bladen, Aaron Smith 260 Johnston, Wm Palmer 100 Do, Nicholas Porter 100 Do, James Taners 400 Bladen, Jacob McClendon 300 Do, Joel McClendon 300 Do, James China 300 Craven, Moses Tiler 400 New Hanover, Jno Page 300 Johnston, Thomas Coor 300 Do, Solomon Beasley 150 Craven, Saml Rawlins 200 Johnston, Major Croom 100 Do, Jno Smith 100 N. Hanover, James McRee 200 Do, Abraham Boyd 350 Johnston Granted

Read the Petition of Jacob Sheets setting forth that on the 25 day of Sepr 1735, He obtained the Kings patent for 640 Acres of Land Scituate in Craven precinct as then called on the North side of Trent river That by the Plat thereof annexed he does not thro' mistake of the Surveyor hold that Quantity by 197 Acres who altho he has run out the Land agreeable to the Warrant that is to say beginning at a Poplar and running down to a red Oak on Beaver Creek, has returned the Plat aforesaid thus—Beginning at a red Oak on the Creek side and Runs No 40 Et 240 pole to a pine then No 70 West 640 Pole to a pine then So 40 West 240 Pole to a poplar standing on a small branch of said Creek then down the said Branch to the first Station which differs greatly from the Courses of the Petitioners Patent as appears by the resurvey thereof now before the Board. That he has paid the rents for the said 640 acres from the Date of the Patent and made Considerable Improvements thereon That one Patrick Stanley not being ignorant of the Premises obtained a Warrant for the aforementioned 197 Acres which is surveyed and returned into the Secretarys Office and for which he intends this Court to Apply for a Grant. The Petitioner humbly prays that no Grant may pass to the said Patrick Stanley for the said 197 Acres of Land till a hearing be had before this Honourable Board in the Premises

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Whereupon the parties being present and the matter debated It is Ordered that the Surveyor shall continue the shortest end Line 120 pole further out and from thence to run a Line to the Second Station mentioned in Mr Sheets patent And that Patrick Stanley be admitted to compleat the Survey out of the back Lands

Read the following Petitions for Patents for Land Vizt

Henry Goodman 200 New Hanover, Robert Mills 200 Bladen, Samuel Selby 500 Hyde, George Goulde Esqr 1000 Bladen, Do 1000 Do, Wm Smith 260 Craven, Wm Whitford 400 Do, Thos Nelson 200 Carteret, Jas Marshal 200 Craven. Granted