Ordered that all persons who have taken out Warrants for Land before December 1754 and have neglected to compleat their Titles Do take out New Warrants for the same at or before the next Court of Claims Otherwise Warrants for such lands will be granted to any Person and Persons applying for the same and that this Order be made Publick.
At a Council held at Newbern the 2nd day of October 1756
His Excellency and the Council sat in Chancery and went through part of the Docket
At a Council held at New Bern the 7th Day of October 1756
Read and Granted Warrants for Land as per Warrant Book.
His Excellency and the Council being acquainted that some patents had been delivered into the Secretarys Office to be Recorded which patents had been signed by the late Governor Johnston but had never been entered on Record or Audited And the Governor and Council being Informed that in obedience to their Orders search had been made in the Patent Books of the several Days when the said Patents bear date and that Minutes of the same having been Granted were found in the said Books. It was whereupon Ordered that the said Patents be Audited and Recorded Vizt To John Creel 300 Acres in Craven, Thomas Graves 100 Craven, the same 200 New Hanover and to William Henderson 150 Craven.
At a Council held at New Bern the 23d Day of October 1756
Ordered that a Commission and Dedimus issue to appoint James McIlwain, Simon Bright, John Herring, Gilbert Kerr, Thomas Edwards, William Speight, Stephen Cade, Joshua Houghton, Richard Cogdell, Abraham Sheppherd Junior, Martin Caswell, William Wilson, William Williamson, James Oats, John Raiford, William Bryan, Robert Cade and John Giles Thomas Justices of the Peace for Johnston County.
At a Council held at New Bern the 25th Day of October 1756
Ordered that John Lockhart, Henry Gibbs Junr and Benjamin Mason be added to the Commission of the Peace for Hyde County, And that a New Commission and Dedimus Issue. Ordered that Thomas Robinson, Robert Rowan, Robt Howes, William McCree, —— Turner and Robert Johnston be added to the Commission of the Peace for Bladen County and that New Commission and Dedimus issue for the said County