It being certified to this Board that William Forbes Esqr who has been disabled by sickness and old age for these two years past lay at the point of Death, and that Nathaniel Rice Esqr was so bad with the Gout that it was impossible for him to attend the Assembly at this time His Excellency demanded the Opinion of the Board what was proper to be done in Order to carry on the business of the present session there being but four Members capable of attending It was the unanimous opinion that in consequence of his Majestys Royal Instruction the Council ought to be filled into the number seven.
Whereupon his Excellency the Governour was pleased by and with the advice and assent to nominate constitute and appoint, John Rutherford, Francis Corbin and John Swann Esqrs Members of his Majestys Council for and within this Province who being acquainted therewith severally appeared and took and subscribed the several Oaths by Law appointed to be taken for the Qualification of Public Officers, together with the Oath of a Councillor, and their places at the Board accordingly
Then the Council adjourned till 3 o'Clock in the afternoon.
The Council met pursuant to Adjournment
Read sundry Petitions for warrants for Land Vizt
James Stringhams for 100 acres in Craven Bartholomew Bern 200 New Hanover, David Huston 600 Anson, John Andrews 320 N Hanover, John Nelon 50 Carteret, Willoughby Richards 100 Hyde, Johnr Francis Mackilwean 600 Anson, William Price 400 Anson, Thomas Trewins 200 Anson Granted
Judeth Coburn for 400 acres of Land in Anson, William Watson 400 Anson, Charles Battey 800 Anson, James Wilson 600 Anson, Mathias Dick 400 Anson, Peter Boomgarner 200 Anson, George Rennick James Good Fellow 300 Anson, Alexr McCowan 150 Anson, Alexr McCowan 300 Anson, Saml Miller 300 Anson, Peter Arack 400 Anson, Robert Guthage 400 Anson, Blancy Mills 400 Anson, Conrad Peva 400 Anson, Gabriel Brown 200 Anson, Jno Armstrong 350 Anson, John Doghart 300 Anson, William Drew 300 Anson, Andrew Downs 300 Anson, Edward Griffins 400 Anson, Nathl Alexander 600 Anson, David Huston 400 Anson, Robert Harris for 600 Acres in Anson. Granted
Andrew Nott 200 acres in Anson, William Knott 600 Anson, Robert Tenan 300 Anson, William Aday 600 Anson, Samuel Dunlaps 300 Anson, Robt Ramsey 300 Anson, John Locker 400 Anson, William Moore 300 Anson, Thomas McHoney 300 Anson, Robert Ramsey 400 Anson, William Moore 600 Anson, Thomas McHoney 600 Anson, John Hayward 300 Anson, William Love 600 Anson, William Love 800 Anson, William Love 600 Anson, William Whight 600 Anson, William Whight 600 Anson, William Whight 600 Anson, William Whight 600 Anson, Greggan Moore 600 Anson, Gregan Moore 600 Anson, Gregan Moore 600 Anson, Gregan Moore 600 Anson, Gregan Moore 600 Anson, Nathl Alexander 600 Anson, David Templeton 600 Anson, Francis Allison 300 Anson. Granted
David Templeton 600 Anson, James Moore 400 Anson, William Robinson 400 Anson, Robert Ramsey 300 Anson, Thomas McHoney 300 Anson, William —— 400 Anson. Granted
Read sundry Petitions for Grants for Patents Vizt
Richard James's for 200 Acres in New Hanover, Richard James's 200 Duplin, Richard James 200 Duplin, Samuel Wilson 600 Anson, John Brandon 585 Anson, Christopher Dawson 100 Craven, Amos Cuthrel 274 Craven, Lewis Trott 200 Carteret, Richard Curtis 150 Onslow, Robert Courtney 320 Onslow, James Allison 127 Beaufort, William Rogers 200 Craven, John Pair 207 Craven, Thomas Austin 236 Carteret. Granted
On motion to the Board the following persons were admitted to prove their own and others Rights Vizt
John Bradley 10 Whites in Craven, Joseph Slade 1 White 1 Black Johnston, Michael King 5 Whites 5 Black Duplin, George Bell 9 White 3 Blacks Duplin, Frans Pugh by William Pugh 1 White 2 Blacks Bladen
Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt
James Carroway for 200 acres in Craven, Thomas Goulding 300 Cartt, George Cogdale 300 Cartt, Benjamin Adams 170 Duplin, Wm Pugh 200 Johnston, Francis Pugh 200 Duplin Granted
Isaac Odam for 200 Anson, James Pugh 100 Bladen, Jacob Pagett & Wm Brice 300 Jnoston, Daniel Melvin 100 Bladen, Wm Odam 300 Bladen, Wm Hall 300 Bladen, Robt Sweet 100 Anson, Wm Wilkinson 200 Anson, Wm Pugh 500 Bladen, Joseph Elkins 300 Bladen, Thomas Odam 100 Anson, Alexander Rounce 100 Duplin, Michl King 640 Duplin, Cornelius Taylor 100 Jnoston, Thomas Taylor 100 Jnoston, Wm Williamson 340 Jnoston, Thos Hogg Senior 250 Jnoston, William Bridger 200 Jnoston, Henry Jernegan 100 Bladn, Isham Hatcher 150 Jnoston, David Reynolds 200 Jnoston, George Bell 640 Duplin, Allen Sloan 300 N Hanr, Arthur Johnston 100 Craven, Stephen Emery 300 Hyde. Granted
Joseph Lock 150 Bladen, Robt Hays 200 Duplin, Jno Franch 640 Craven, John Sloan 100 Bladen, Thomas Kennan 200 Duplin, John Goff 250 Duplin, John Perrit 400 Duplin, Thomas Corbett 300 Bladen, Jno James 300 N Hanr Maurice Moore Junr 170 N. Hanr, Abraham Bailey 100 Craven, Jno James 640 N Hanr, Jno James 250 N Hanr, Shandrack Allen 600 Craven. Granted
Read the following Petitions for Patents for Land Vizt
Thomas Startimes for 200 acres in Craven, Henry Sumerland 100 Anson, John Williams 300 Beaufort, William Dickie 600 Anson, Charles & Thomas Battey 800 Anson, Thomas Rennels 600 Anson, George Cathey 800 Anson, James Robinson 400 Anson, Samuel Wilkins 1000 Anson, Henry Kendry 300 Anson, Thomas Rennels 300 Anson, Jno Large 300 Anson. Granted.
Upon the Complaint of Thomas Boyet setting forth that John West a Justice in the Commission of the peace for the County of Johnston had been guilty of sundry illegal Proceedings toward him in the Execution of his Office,
Mr. Samuel Swann appeared and informed the Board that the said John West was in Council and ready to answer to the Charge of the said Boyet who thereupon Being called and failed to appear to support the said Complaint, tis Ordered that the same be dismist
Read sundry Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt
John Ashes for 1280 acres in N. Hanr, Saml —— 150 N. Hanr, Jeremiah Smith 100 Beauft, Adoniram Treadwell 400 Bladen, Jno Holley 300 Bladen, Jno Holley 100 Bladen, Moses Tyler 400 Duplin, Gregan Moor 800 Anson, John Holley 100 Duplin, Jno Rutherford 320 Bladen, Jno Rutherford 320 Bladen, Alexander Steel 200 Craven, Wm Keyes 300 Bladn, Thomas Devaughn 300 Bladn, Richd Helley 640 Duplin, Bryan Lee 100 Bladen, Wm McGee 350 Bladen. Granted.
Daniel Love 100 Duplin, Dugal McMillan 300 Bladen, William Dawson 300 Bladen, William 150 Bladen, Josh Waters 400 N Hanr, Jno Waters 150 N Hanr, Jno Waters 100 N Hanr, Barbara Clark 100 N Hanr, Fras Mackilwean 300 Anson, Frans Mackilwean 400 Anson, Barbara Clark 100 N Hanr, James Marris 500 N Hanr, Elias Ligardere and John Williams 1200 Craven, John Gatling Junr 150 Craven, Jno Williams 100 Craven, James Moor, 200 Duplin, Thomas Jones 300 N Hanr, Jabeth Weeks 100 Carteret, Agerton Willis 300 N Hanover, Wm Tryer 100 Duplin, James Denson 151 Onslow, George Nicholas 200 N Hanr, Thos Brown 300 Jnoston, Charles Harrison 640 N Hanr, Thomas Goulding 400 Cartt, Thomas Matchett 100 Carteret, Joseph SladeJohnston Granted
Joseph Slade 800 Craven, Jom Bradley & Jacob Bradley 640 Johnston, Micajah Rice 200 Johnston Granted
Read the following Petitions for patents for Land Vizt
James Odom Junior for 250 acres in Bladen, Samuel Baker 200 Bladen, Thomas Brooks 100 Bladen, Isaac Odom 640 Bladen, David Lewis 120 Craven, Elias Lagadere 1000 Anson, Jacob Miller 250 Craven, Granted
Read the Petition of John Rounce shewing that on the tenth Day of March 1736 he obtained the Kings Patent for One hundred and forty acres of Land situate in Craven County as then called but now Johnston, on the north side of Neuse River, Beginning at a red Oak a corner tree of Lazarus Turners Land and running down the Petitioners and that he has all along duely paid the Quit rents of the same, But the Petitioner being lately informed that the complement of Land comprized within the causes of his Patent is only 132 Acres he in order to fully satisfy himself
Then the following Persons Rights were admitted to be proved Vizt
Charles Gavins 3 whites 2 Blacks in Duplin, Wm Jacobs by Charles Gavin 20 Blacks in Duplin.
Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt
John Cooks for 200 Acres in Duplin, Esley Kilpatrick 400 Johnston, Danl Parine 100 Duplin, Francis Griggs for 100 acres Duplin, Samuel Green 100 Duplin, Thomas Wilcoxs 200 Onslow, Jno Wilcox 200 Cartt, William Black 400 Onslow, Wm McKee 100 Duplin, Benjamin Dumas 400 Anson, Benjamin Dumas 300 Anson, Benjamin Dumas 400 Anson, Alexr Lavis 200 Anson, Benjamin Lavis 600 Anson, Reese Price 600 Anson, Reese Price 600 Anson, Granted
Joseph Clark 300 Bladen, Berringer Moor 100 Bladen, Jno Farvil Pointer 200 Bladen, Saml Lewis 100 N Hanover, Saml Johnston Esqr 2000 Duplin, Solomon Huffham 200 Duplin, Jno Yarborough 200 Onslow, Wm Basham Whitford 200 Craven, Horatio Woodhouse 640 Onslow Granted
Then read sundry Petitions for patents for Land Vizt
Jacob Wells for 100 acres in Duplin, James Fannon 400 Anson, George Charlton 200 Craven, William Wilkinson 200 Craven, Windal Blyther 200 Johnston, Jno Holland 200 New Hanover, Wm Spieght 300 Craven, Thomas Moor 200 N Hanr, Thomas Moor 70 N Hanr, Richard Millar 400 Duplin, Charles Gavin 500 Duplin, George Harnage 200 Duplin, John Smith 300 Duplin, Wm Stanley 625 Jnoston, Jno Herring 500 Duplin, James Fannon 400 Anson, Granted
Read the Petition of Peter Reel setting forth that his Father Peter Reel deceased on the thirteenth day of October 1736, obtained the Kings Patent for three hundred and fifty acres of Land situate in Craven County on the north side of Neuse and East side of Swifts Creek and the Petitioner conceiving there's more Land Contained within the courses & Distances of the said patent than the same specifies humbly prays a