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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 25, 1748 - March 29, 1748
Volume 04, Pages 884-885

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


At a Council held at New Bern 25 March 1748
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Eleazer Allen Esqr Member of Council and
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

Robert Lee 200 Johnston, Jno Rogers 200 Craven, Robt Taylor 100 Johnston, Wm Teague 100 Do, Wm Islar 100 Craven, Joseph Carruthers 125 Johnston Granted

Read the following Petitions for Patents for Land Vizt

Jno Hilliard 100 Craven, Benoni Lofton 50 Do, James Batchelor 100 Onslow, Stephen Howard 300 Do, Benjamin Adams 150 New Hanover, Anthy & George Miller 240 Do, Othniel Strahan 200 Do, Edward Vann 300 Do, Jacob Powell 100 Johnston, Wm Killet 300 Do, Thomas Castellaw 200 New Hanover, John Arrington 200 Bladen, Abraham Powell 400 Johnstone Granted


At a Council held at New Bern 26th March 1748
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honoble Robert Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council

Read the Petitions of the following Persons for Patents Vizt

Southey Rew 219 Craven, John Linkfield 200 Do, George Gould 640 Bladen, Do 640 Do, Nathan Smith 400 Carteret, Thomas Nelson 640 Do Granted


At a Council held at New Bern 29th March 1748
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honoble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Edwd Moseley Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Robt Halton Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Roger Moore Esqr Member of Council
The Honoble Math Rowan Esqr Member of Council and
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

Mary Musgrove 640 New Hanover, Isaac Overman 200 Bladen, Saml Pikes 350 Do, Thomas Holmes 200 Do, Saml Blackshire 100 Onslow Granted

Read Sundry Petitions for Patents for Land as follows Vizt

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Edmund Barnecastle 103 Craven, Wm Williams 360 Onslow, Thomas Johns 150 New Hanover, James Mackilwean 400 Craven Granted

Read the petition of Edward Griffith Esq setting forth that he is in possession of a Tract of Land of 640 Acres Scituate on the North side of Neuse river bearing date the 18th of Novr 1723 granted unto John Lovick under whom the Petitioner claimeth and that he hath settled and greatly improved the same. That the Surveyor in his return thereof hath committed a mistake by laying down the Courses of part of the Survey No 47 Wt 320 pole to a Pine thence So 70 Wt 320 to a pine when it ought to have been No 47 Et & No 29 Wt praying that the Secretary be Ordered to amend the Courses of the Lines as above expressed in the Patent and the record thereof.

Ordered that the Secretary do alter the Courses as prayed for and that he cause a minute of this Order to be entered with the record of said Patent

Read the petition of Edward Griffith shewing that he obtained a grant for 640 Acres of Land in Bladen County. Upon Shewing but having since found the Land is four miles within the Lines of Land of Henry McCulloh Esqr humbly prays that the said Grant be expunged the Record that so he might not be liable to pay Quit rents for the same. Ordered that the same be expunged the record accordingly

Read the Petition of Edmond Pierce shewing that a Patent granted to him in November 1735 was erroneous the word Creek mentioned in the plat thereto annexed being Omitted to be inserted in the Patent praying the same might be rectified as well as the record thereof which the patent being produced was accordingly done in Council

His Excellency was pleased with the Assent of his Majestys Council to nominate and appoint Eleazer Allen, Edward Moseley and Roger Moor Esqrs to be Associate Justices of this Province and to Order a Commission to be made out for that purpose accordingly.