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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
March 26, 1751 - March 30, 1751
Volume 04, Pages 1237-1242

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


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 26th day of March 1751
Present his Excelly the Governour
The Honble Nath Rice Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member of his Majestys Council
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member of his Majestys Council

The following persons on motion to the Board were admitted to prove their own and others Rights

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James Buck 9 whites 12 Blacks in Beaufort, William Dunbar 12 whites 12 Blacks in Beaufort, Robert McKee 3 whites 2 Blacks in Duplin, James Dickson 3 whites Duplin, Samuel Davis 9 whites 1 Black Anson, Richard James 1 white 1 Black Duplin, Cason Brinson Junior 5 whites Craven, Joseph Williams by Fras Brice 6 whites 2 Blacks Duplin, William Taylor by Isaac Buck 6 whites 1 Black Beaufort, Richard Wallis by John Starkey 5 whites 6 Blacks Onslow, John Gillet by John Starkey 3 whites 3 Blacks Carteret, Thomas Evans 6 whites Craven.

Read sundry petitions for warrants for Land Vizt

Joseph Williams for 640 acres in Duplin, William Thomas for 100 acres in Duplin, Benjamin Griffen for 50 acres in Craven, Robert McKee for 1000 acres in Duplin, Joshua Roe for 200 acres in Beaufort, Francis Brice & Jno Evans for 300 acres in N Hanr, Benjamin Blackburn for 100 in Duplin, Newman Dunn for 100 in Craven, Jno Gatling Junior for 200 acres Craven, John Gatling Junior for 200 acres in Craven, Granted


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 27th Day of March 1751
Present his Excy the Governour
The Honble Nath Rice 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 of Land Vizt

Richard James's for 150 acres in N Hanr, George Kernegee 100 acres in Craven, Joseph Blake for 640 acres in N Hanr, Joseph Blake for 250 acres in N Hanr, James Armstrong for 300 acres in Anson, James Armstrong for 300 acres in Anson, Samuel Cubum for 100 acres in Anson, John Devis for 100 acres in Craven, Thomas Dudley for 300 Onslow, John Gillet 250 Carteret, Richard Wallis 100 Onslow, John Staley 200 Onslow, John Starley 100 Onslow, Samuel Davis 200 Anson. Granted

William Ferry 100 Anson, Joseph Blake 360 New Hanr, Isaac Odam 300 Anson, Samuel Wilson 640 Anson, Samuel Wilson 400 Anson, Jno McGee 300 Anson, Samuel Young 400 Anson, George Carthey 800 Anson, Henry Hendry 300 Anson, Samuel Moor 250 Anson, Samuel Wilson 600 Anson, William Dickey 600 Anson, William Dickey 1000 Anson, William Dickey 400 Anson, Preston Goforth 300 Anson, Samuel Swann 320 N Hanr, Benjamin Evans 300 N Hanr, William Taylor 100 Beaufort, Isaac Buck 600 Anson Granted

The following Persons, on Motion were Admitted to prove their own and others Rights.

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David Morgan by Colo Innes 3 Blacks in N Hanr, Thomas Routledge 1 white N Hanr, Benjamin Martin by Thomas Bonner 1 White Hyde, Jno Anderson by Henry Skibbons 4 Whites 2 Blacks N Hanr, Elizabeth Meredith by Henry Skibbon 3 Whites 1 Black N Hanr, Jno Simpson per Henry Skibbon 5 Whites N Hanr, William Oldfield per Henry Skibbon 6 Whites Onslow, Johnston Griggers per Wm Carruthers 7 Blacks Beauft, Richard Allen per Jno Dickson 1 White Duplin, James Adair 5 Whites 8 Blacks Johnston.

Ordered that a Commission of the peace and Dedimus issue to Onslow County Constituting and appointing Samuel Johnston, John Starkey, James Toyles, John Howard, Edward Ward Senior, Lewis Jenkins, Thomas Jenkins, Benjamin Wheatley, Stephen Lee, John Spooner Eward Junior, Richard Wallace and Mathew Whitfield Esqrs Justices of the peace for and within the same.

Ordered that Thomas Child Attorney General and Francis Corbin Esqrs Agents of the Right Honourable John Earl Granville and the agents of the said Earl Granville for the time being be and they are hereby [appointed] justices of the peace in each and every County court within this Province and that the names of the said Thomas Child, and Francis Corbin Agents, as aforesaid, or the agents of the said Earl Granville for the time being be inserted in all Commissions of the peace to be issued for the future next and immediately after the names of the Members of his Majestys Council and the sd Thomas Child and Francis Corbin being acquainted therewith appeared and took the several Oaths appointed by Law for the Qualification of Public Officers together with the Oath of a Justice and Subscribed the Test


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 28th day of March 1751
Present his Excy the Governour
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

Benjamin W Carlins for 150 acres in Hyde, Henry Potts for 600 acres in Anson, Edward Salter 200 Beauft, James Bonner 200 Beauft, John Courtney 150 Onslow, William and Thomas Routledge 250 N Hanr, Saml Wilkins 1000 Anson, Thomas Potts 150 Anson, John Learge 300 Anson, John Clark 600 Anson, John & Thomas Battey 800 Anson, James Roberson 400 Anson, Joseph Samzell 600 Anson, Solomon Rew 100 Craven, Alexander Samzel 600 Anson. Granted

Joseph Clark 640 Anson, John Read 400 Anson, William Shirril 200 Anson, Joseph White 200 Anson, William Rickle 100 Anson, Andrew

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Ellison 640 Anson, Andrew Ellison 640 Anson, Andrew Ellison 640 Anson, John Barr 640 Anson, Jno Barr 640 Anson, George Davidson 640 Anson, Thomas Davidson 640 Anson, Johnston Greggers 150 Beauft, William Ramsey 100 Cartt, James Roberts 300 Onslow, James Roberts 2000 Onslow, James Roberts 800 Onslow, James Roberts 1000 Onslow, James Roberts 500 Onslow, James Roberts 1000 Onslow, James Roberts 1000 Onslow, James Roberts 2000 Onslow, James Roberts 2000 Onslow, James Roberts 250 N Hanr Granted

Read sundry Petitions for Grants for patents Vizt

James Mackilweans for 640 acres in Anson, Daniel Warlick for 1000 in Anson, Daniel Warlick 200 Anson, Peter Harphet 600 Anson, Robert Brevard 640 Anson, Daniel Warlick 1000 Anson, Thomas Trewan 300 Anson, John Allen 600 Anson, Math Cloves and John Cheyle 100 Anson, Daniel Warlick 260 Anson, Thomas Thompkins 200 Anson, Alexander Dobben 350 Anson, George Rennick 200 Anson, Peter Harphel 600 Anson, Henry Whitner 640 Anson, Henry Whitner 500 Anson, Jno Cowen 300 Anson, Ephraim Lysles 200 Anson, John McGee 216 Anson, Thomas Lovick 100 acres in Anson. Granted

His Excellency the Governour was pleased by and with the Advice and assent of his Majesty's Council to Order that a Dedimus issue to Bladen County directed to the Chairman and the rest of the Justices to Qualify Alexander Dickey Justice of the peace for and within the same


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 29th Day of March 1751
Present his Excy the Governour
The Honble Nath Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honble Ja Hasell Esqr Member of Council
The Honble Ja Innes Esqr Member of Council

Read sundry Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt

James Adair's for 400 acres in Johnston, George Rennick 350 Anson, William Faris 250 N Hanr, Thomas Johns 420 Duplin, Richard Miller 400 Duplin, John Simpson 200 Duplin. Granted

Jacob Wells for 100 acres Duplin, Benjamin Fuzzle 275 N Hanr, William Williams 640 Onslow, John Andrews & Elizabeth Merideth 640 Bladen, William Wickliffe 640 Craven, William Teague 100 N Hanr. Granted

Read the Petition of James Henry for a Warrant for One Hundred Acres of Land in Bladen County which being opposed by Mr. Murray is Ordered to Ly over till the next Council

Read the following Petitions for Grants for Patents Vizt

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Arthur Bryan for 150 acres in Johnston, John Williams 400 N Hanr, Thomas Smith 200 Craven, Lancelot Lovett 200 Carteret, Francis Mackilwean 600 Anson. Granted

Ordered that the Fee allowed to the Attorney General on Grants, and Patents, by a former order of Council be revived and that he do recieve the same for the future


At a Council held at the Council Chamber in New Bern the 30th March 1751
Present his Excy the Governour
The Honble Nath. Rice Esqr Member of Council
The Honble James Hasell Esqr Member of Council
The Honble Math. Rowan Esqr Member of Council
The Honble James Innes Esqr Member of Council

Read Sundry Petitions for Warrants for Lands Vizt

Samuel Griffis's for 100 acres in Craven, Samuel Slade 200 Craven, Willis Prescot 400 Carteret, William Beasley 200 Craven, Jno Ogesby 100 Cartt, Paul Trapiere 640 Anson, Andrew Pressly 400 Anson, William Brown 200 Anson, William Brown 300 Anson, Thomas Underwood 400 Anderson, Thomas Underwood 300 Anson, Jno Hall 200 Anson, Townsend Robinson 300 Anson, Andrew Moorman 200 Anson, Joseph Hall for 150 Acres in Anson, Granted

Jno Moorman for 250 Acres in Anson, Evan Lewis 640 Acres in Anson, Rachel Lewis 400 Anson, Alexander Lewis 500 Anson, Alexander Lewis 300 acres in Anson, Granted.

Read the Petitions of William Larkins and James Rezeau for Land in Contest between the Parties Situate In New Hanover County Which being fully argued heard and Considered tis Ordered that a Warrant Issue to the said William Larkins for the Land in Question that is to say for three Hundred Acres on the North East branch of Long Creek joining Daniel Dunbibin.

Read the Petition of John Newman for a Warrant for Six hundred and forty acres of Land in Anson County on the South side of the Catawba River Delayed till better ascertained

Read the several Petitions of Thomas Evans and Cason Brinson for Land in contest between the parties Situate in Craven County On a full shewing of the arguments on both sides tis considered and Ordered that a Warrant issue to the Petitioner Evans for the premisses that is to say for four Hundred Acres joining James Sipsays and Carson Brinsons lines next Trent River

Read sundry Petitions for Grants for Patents Vizt

John Crawfords for 640 Acres in Anson, William Barnett 600 Anson, George Nickolas 640 Bladen, John Vernon 150 Duplin, Major Croom 100 Johnston, David Smith 200 Bladen, William Forbes 577 Anson,

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Alexander Clark 127 Bladen, Benjamin Williams 640 Beauft, —— Williams 200 Craven, Evan Lewis 615 Anson, John Crawford Alexander Lewis 640 Anson. Granted

David Lewis for 640 Acres in Anson, John Crawford 640 in Anson, James Hasell Esqr 850 N Hanr Granted

Read the petition of Charles Hart for a Grant for Five hundred Acres of Land in Anson County which being opposed on Consideration of the Board is Rejected

Grigg Yarborough Deputy Surveyor exhibited in Council a return of an Order of Council granted to James Shackelford, for the resurveying of his own as well as a Tract of Arthur Mabson, and Swore to truth of said Returns.