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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 28, 1750 - March 31, 1750
Volume 04, Pages 1032-1033

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


At a Council begun and held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 28th day of March Anno Domini 1750.
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honble Nath Rice Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council
The Honble Math Rowan Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council

Read the Petition of John Freeman charging John Rieusett a justice in the Commission of the Peace for the County of Beaufort with divers abuses and Extra judicial proceedings in the said Office

Ordered that the said John Rieusett be served with a Copy of the said Petition and that he appear before this Board on Tuesday next being the 3d day of April, to answer to the said Complaint

Henry Snoad moved the Board for leave to prove his rights which was granted and he accordingly swore to 5 white and 16 Black Persons in Beaufort county


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 29th day of March 1750
Present His Excellency the Governour.
The Honble Nath Rice Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council
The Honble Math Rowan Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council and
The Honble Roger Moore Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council

The following Persons moved for leave to prove their own and others Rights which was Granted.

Whites.
Counties.
John Dunn
2
Craven
David Williams by John Edwards
2
New Hanvover
Job Merrix
5
Bladen
Lewis Powell by Math Whitfield
2
Onslow
William Stanley
6
Johnston

Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

Samuel Huffhams 150 Bladen, John Dunn 150 Craven, Job Merrix 320 Bladen, David Smith 100 Do, James Calef 640 Beaufort, David Smith 200 Bladen, Do 150 Do, Alexander Clark 300 Do, Archibald Clark 100 Do, John Fry 100 Beaufort, Henry Snoad 640 Do, John Faw 150 Onslow, David Hicks 50 Carteret, Thomas Austin 400 Do, Thomas Bell 50 Do, John Edwards 500 Johnston, David Williams 150 New Hanover, John Norman 300 Onslow, James Crauford 200 Do, Nathaniel Everitt 100 Do. Granted.

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At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 31st day of March 1750.
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honble Nath Rice Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council
The Honble Math Rowan Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council and
The Honble Roger Moore Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member of his Majesty's Council

Read Sundry Petitions for Warrants for Land as follows, Vizt

Roger Mason 150 Craven, Lewis Powell 100 New Hanover, Samuel Uxford 100 Craven, Robert Courtney 320 Onslow, Edward Griffith 100 Craven Granted

The following Persons on Motion were Admitted to prove their Rights, Vizt

Whites. Blacks.
County.
Jacob Paul
4
Anson
William Forbes
13
Do

Read the following Petitions for Grants for Patents Vizt

John Russ 200 Bladen, Jean Adams 300 Anson, William Bedingfield 130 Do, Henry Bedingfield 200 Do, Jurden Gibson 100 Do, Peter Gustaves & Joseph Nobles 250 Do, John Holly 300 New Hanover, Tyree Harris 450 Anson, Andrew Lambert 600 Do, Robert Lepper 375 Do, Joseph McDowall 375 Do, Rachel Price 400 Do, Abenton Shirrell 200 Do, Joseph White Junr 250 Do Granted

Read the Petition of William Shirrell for a Grant for six hundred Acres of Land in Anson County and Delayed.