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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
April 04, 1748 - April 06, 1748
Volume 04, Pages 885-887


At a Council held at New Bern 4th April 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
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council

Read the following petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

Joseph Pitman 100 Craven, Henry Smith 250 Do, Hope Willet 100 New Hanover, George Eiland 150 Johnston, Jno Mead 100 Onslow, James Conner 200 Craven, Ditto 400 Johnston. Granted.

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Read the Petition of Horatio Woodhouse Shewing he is in possession of part of a Tract of Land granted to Thomas Johnston the 25 September 1741 Scituate in Onslow County. And the Petitioner conceiving there's more Land comprized within the Lines of the Patent than is therein specified humbly prays a Resurvey thereon. Granted.

Ordered that the Surveyor General cause a resurvey thereof to be made accordingly and make report of his doings to the Council at their next Meeting.

Read the Petition of Benjamin Wheatley Esqr setting forth that in Governour Burrington's Administration he obtained a Warrant for 640 Acres of Land lying in Bath Town as then called, but now Craven, Scituate on the South side of Trent River which was duly surveyed and returned into the Secretarys Office. That he also obtained his Excellencys Grant for a Patent in Consequence, but the said Warrant and Grant being either Mislaid or lost. He produced to this Board a plott attested and sworn to by the Surveyor in pursuance whereof he humbly prayed a Grant. Whereupon it was Ordered that a Grant pass to the said Benjamin Wheatley agreeable to the aforesaid plat and that the same bear date from the first Court His Excellency held in this Province.

Read the following Petitions for patents for Land Vizt

Robert Hatcher 250 Craven, Abraham Boyd 300 Bladen, Thomas Hobbey 300 Johnston, Jno Fitzgerald 200 Craven, Thos Graves 100 Do, Joseph Carruthers 125 Johnston, Martin Futch 100 Craven, Andrew Morgan 250 Do. Granted.

Read the Petition of Peter Cliff Setting forth that about five or six years since he obtained a Warrant for 300 Acres of Land lying in New Hanover County on Smiths Creek which had been surveyed by the late William Gray Depy Surveyor as appears by the affidavit produced to this Board of James Henney one of the Chain Carriers, That on many applications for a Grant he hath often received from the Secretary for Answer, that either the return of the said Warrant was never made into his Office or the same was so mislaid that it could not be found. And the Petitioner further shewing that he has sold the said Land and given his Bond for a considerable sum to make a title thereto therefore humbly prayed that upon returning an Attested Plot thereof into the Secretarys Office a Grant might pass in Consequence

Ordered that on the filing such Plot as aforesaid a Grant pass to the said Peter Cliff accordingly

Ordered that George Gould Esqr Surveyor General do make a return into the Secretary's Office of all the Warrants and Plot of Land surveyed by the late William Gray Deputy Surveyor between this and the next Sitting of the Council.

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At a Council held at New Bern 6th day April 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
The Honoble Wm Forbes Esqr Member of Council

Read the following petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

Robert Ryley 250 Johnston, Ditto 300 Do, Henry Bishop 100 Onslow, Bryan Cannor 200 Bladen. Granted.

Read Sundry Petitions for Patents for Land as follows Vizt

Richd Johnston 100 Craven, Jno Stringer 100 Do, Wm Gray 300 Do, Jno Chapman 200 Do, George Moore 640 New Hanover, Ditto 640 Do, Malcolm McNeal 200 Bladen. Granted

Read the Petition of Edmund Pearce Shewing that a patent which was the other day corrected at this Board appeared to be further Erroneous in as much as the Land is said to Lye in Beaufort, whereas it is in Craven praying that the said Patent as well as the record thereof might be rectified which was accordingly done in Council the word Beaufort being erased out of the same, and the word Craven being inserted in the room thereof.

By order

JNO RICE C. C.