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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
September 27, 1750 - September 29, 1750
Volume 04, Pages 1046-1050


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 27th day of September 1750
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honble Roger Moor Esqr Member of Council
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member of Council
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member of Council
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member of Council

Read Sundry Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

Matthew Cloves & John Chegal 400 Anson, Samuel Howard 400 Do, Daniel Warlick 1000 Do, Peter Harphel 600 Do, Do 600 Do, Daniel Warlick 200 Do, Do 300 Do, Do 400 Do, Do 1000 Do, Do 400 Do, Peter Broyl 600 Do, Thomas Roberts 150 Carteret, Thomas Eilbank 150 Do, Shadrack Allen 200 Craven, Roger Moor Esqr 500 New Hanover, Richard Noorland 100 Johnston. Granted.

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At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 28th September 1750
Present His Excellency the Governour
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member of Council
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member of Council
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member of Council

Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

Robert Leopards 300 Anson, Do 200 Do, Thomas Williams 200 Do, Thomas Irvin 300 Do, Henry Potts 1000 Do, Alexander Osborn 600 Do, Robert Jennings 100 Do, Thomas Rennels 300 Do, John Shiarer 200 Do, Thomas Rennels 600 Do, John Cowen 300 Do, Robert Tennan 1000 Do, John Brandon 505 Do, Thomas Cook 1000 Do, Alexander Osborn 600 Do, Henry Oberry 100 Do, William Cockeran 200 Bladen, John Connerly 300 Duplin, James Oates 200 Johnston, Richard Caswell Junr 100 Do, Solomon Ward 400 Do, Thomas Brigman 300 Bladen, Joseph Cannon 300 Johnston, Edmund Knowles 200 Do, Walter Kennedy 100 Do, James Kuykendal 600 Anson, Mathew Kuykendal 300 Do, Samuel Wilkins 640 Anson, John Bravard 400 Do, James Armour 600 Do, Joseph Reid 640 Do, Cornelius Oneal 800 Do, Lawrence Snap 800 Do, Leonard Killan 300 Do, Thomas Sprot 400 Do, George Cathey 600 Do, William Barlet 500 Do, John Brevard 640 Do, Bartlet Brown 400 Do, Joseph Jones 640 Do, Samuel Allen 640 Do, William Wilkins 640 Do, Jonathan Wilkins 640 Do, John Gullet 400 Do, Samuel Wilkins 800 Do, James Carter 400 Do, John Brevard 400 Do, Zebulon Brevard 500 Do, Arthur Patten 600 Do, David Davis 640 Do, John McGuyre 640 Do, Robert McDowell 640 Do, Matthew Tool 500 Do, David McPeters 640 Do, John Thompson 1000 Do, Do 600 Do, Archibald Hamilton 640 Anson, James Gillespie 1280 Do, Do 200 Do, James Mackilwean 640 Do, Thomas Herring 400 Do, John McConnell 300 Do, James Roberts 640 Onslow, James Bonner 200 Beaufort, Jacob Millar 250 Anson, John Batey 300 Do, John Williams 100 New Hanover, William Cohorn 200 Do, Nathan Johns 160 Do, Joseph Blake 640 Do, John Smith 66 Do, Job Brooks 200 Onslow, John Brown 150 New Hanover, Roger Mason Junr 100 Hyde, Daniel Oquirn 200 Craven, James Carter 300 Anson. Granted

Jeremiah Vail 1000 Anson, John Cathey 600 Do, George Hager 400 Do Delayed

John Cathey 640 Anson Rejected.

Read the Petition of Maurice Moor setting forth that Colo William Forbes obtained the Kings Patent for One Thousand Acres of Land scituate in New Hanover County on Nesbys Creek on the North East river of Cape Fear; of whom the Petitioner purchased the said Land, Who conceiving there is not the Quantity of Land contained within the

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Courses and Distances of the said patent, as is therein specified, Humbly prays a resurvey thereof in Order to ascertain the true Quantity that thereby he may be liable only for the Land he really holds, which is Granted and Ordered that the Surveyor General do resurvey the same accordingly and make report of his doings therein to this Board at their next Meeting.

Read Sundry Petitions for Grants for Patents Vizt

Henry Best 525 Johnston, Edward Outlaw 250 New Hanover, William Smith 260 Anson, John Clark 150 Johnston, William Hines 65 Do, Mary Jones alias Saucer 100 Bladen, Thomas Rogers 300 Johnston Granted

The following Persons on Mention to the Board were admitted to prove their Rights Vizt

Abraham Busset
3 white
in Craven County
James Carter
7 Do
in Anson

Ordered that the Clerks of each and every County Court within this Province do prepare an exact List of all the Taxable persons within their respective County, for the year 1750; and transmit the same to the Secretarys Office at New Bern, on or before the fourth Tuesday in March next. And that the Secretary do give them notice thereof accordingly

Ordered that the Clerk of the House of Burgesses have notice to prepare from the Journals of that House, a particular Account of all the Sums of the Current Bills of 1734, which have been sunk and burnt, as well before the emission of the present Bills, as since; and that he lay the same before this Board in March next.


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 29th September 1750
Present His Excellency the Governour.
The Honble Roger Moor Esqr Member of Council
The Honble James Murray Esqr Member of Council
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member of Council

Read the several Petitions of James Armour, George Rennick for certain Land in contest between the parties Scituate in Anson County. The Arguments on both sides and the Evidences produced on the part of the Petitioner Rennick being duly heard and considered. Tis Ordered that a Warrant issue for the said George Rennick for the Land in Question that is to say for three Hundred Acres of Land in Anson County agreeable to the prayer of this Petition

Read the several Petitions of James Bezeau and William Larkins for certain Land in contest between the parties lying in New Hanover County which are Ordered to lye over till the next Council

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Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

John Allen 600 Anson, Adam Platt 200 Craven, William Webb 200 Johnston, Abraham Busset 150 Craven, Benjamin Wheatley 640 Onslow, Henry Snoad 50 Do, Richard Keen 200 N. Hanover, Robert Wallace 100 Do, James Williams 300 Do, Joshua Fewhauks 100 Do, Richard Daves 640 Craven, Henry Hover 200 Do, Jacob Millar 200 Do, Do 200 Do, William Wickliffe per Glovers Consent 200 Craven, John Nelson 50 Carteret, Stephen Clap 300 Do, Isabella Keith 640 Johnston, John Famlin 100 Carteret, Cornelius Lynch 300 Johnston, John Peters 500 Craven, John Smith 200 Do, John Anderson 100 Do, John Williams 200 Carteret, William Carruthers Junr 200 Beaufort, John Williams 640 Craven, John Philips 640 Anson, George Rennick 400 Do. Granted

The Petition of John Cathey which was presented the 28th instant for six hundred Acres of Land in Anson County being again read to the Board and considered is allowed.

Read Sundry Petitions for Grants for Patents Vizt

Robert Jones 282 New Hanover, John Philips 300 Craven, Andrew Cathey 200 Anson, William Stewart 100 Duplin, John Cook 400 New Hanover, David David 100 Do, Charles Ryall 420 Duplin, James Cook 300 New Hanover, Henry Skibbow alias 100 Do, William Taylor 200 Do, Joseph Blake 200 Do, William Houston 50 Do, James Thomas 150 Do, Patrick Stewart 200 Do, Henry Whitner 1000 Anson, William Teague 200 N. Hanover, Aaron Wood 213 Johnston, John Batey 400 Anson, Samuel Coburn 260 Do, John Hamer 170 Do, Thomas Potts & Samuel Beasam 400 Do, Preston Goforth 400 Do, John McConnell 300 Do, John Leath 100 Do, Thomas Potts 400 Do, James Hamer 300 Do Granted.

Read the Petition of Stephen Clap setting forth that Thomas Nelson deceased in his life time obtained the Kings patent for one hundred Acres of Land scituate in Carteret County adjoining to the South side of Occacock Inlet, Beginning at a small Creek that parts the Banks from an Island of Marsh in Pamplico Sound. And conceiving there is more Land comprized within the Courses and Distances of the said Patent than is therein specified. The petitioner humbly prays a Resurvey thereof which is Granted and Ordered that the Surveyor General do accordingly resurvey the same, and make report of his doings therein to this Board at their next meeting.

Read the Petition of Robert Courtney shewing certain Errors in his patent and plat for the Land he lives on; praying to have the same rectified, as well as the record thereof

Ordered that the affair lye over till there is a full Council, and that the Secretary do then produce the Record Book.

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The Petition of George Hagar which was presented the 28th Instant for four hundred Acres of Land in Anson County, being again read to the Board, is further Delayed till next Council

Read the petition of Bastuan Best for a Grant for three hundred Acres of Land in Anson County; which being opposed is deferred till the next Council

Whereas upon the Petition of John Freeman of Beaufort exhibited to the Board in March last, setting forth that John Rieussett, Gentleman, one of the Justices of the said County, had behaved unworthily in his Office, and inconsistent with the duty of a Majistrate. It was considered and Ordered that the said John Rieusett, appear before the Council, at the present Meeting, to answer to the said Complaint: Which Order the said John Rieusett having contemptiously disobeyed. His Excellency was therefore pleased, by and with the advice and consent of his Majesty's Council to Order the said John Rieusett's name to be struck out of the Commission of the Peace for Beaufort County, and that accordingly the Chairman do strike out the same at the next County Court