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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
November 18, 1760 - November 29, 1760
Volume 06, Pages 341-343


At a Council held at Wilmington the 18th November 1760
Present—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr and
The Honble Maurice Moore Esqr

Several Warrants and Patents for Land were read and Granted as p. Warrant and Patent Books.

Read the Petition of William Spaight setting forth That the Petitioners Brother John Spaight obtained His Excellency's Warrant for three hundred Acres of Land in Craven County One hundred and thirty five acres of which was surveyed and Returned into the Secretary's Office and the said John Spaight by means of a Fall off a tree died suddenly before a Patent could be obtained in his name for the said Land, The Petitioner therefore humbly Prays a Patent may issue to him as heir at Law of his Deceased brother, and the matter alledged in the said Petition being proved by the Oath of Christopher Neale

It is Ordered a Patent issue to William Spaight on the Lands by him petitioned for

Ordered that Disputes and Caveats about Lands be heard on Thursday next in the afternoon and that publick Notice be given thereof.


At a Council held at Wilmington the 20th day of November 1760
Present—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr and
The Honble Maurice Moore Esqr

Ordered that a Commission and Dedimus issue for Johnston County and that Needham Bryan, Needham Bryan Junr, John McCullers, Henry Harris and Isaac Bush be added to the Commission

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Ordered that a Commission and Dedimus issue to William Harris, Thomas Smith, Thomas Barrow, Richard Harvey, Edward McSwain, John Lockhart, Benjamin Mason, John Webster, Thomas Jordan, George Barrow, Samuel Smith, Robert Gilles, Richard Wilkinson, Thomas Jones and Rotheas Latham to be Justices of the Peace of Hyde County.

Ordered That a Patent issue to Joseph Wallis for one hundred acres of Land in Craven County agreeable to a Plot sworn to by Chrisr Neale.

Ordered that administration issue to John Burgwin on the Estate of Robert Reyley deceased on giving Bond with Securities, the said John Burgwin appearing to be the greatest Creditor in right of John Baldwin

On hearing the Caveat Eleanor McDowell against Barnard Howard—

Ordered that a Patent issue to Barnard Howard of the Lands Caveated; and Ordered that a Patent issue to Mrs. McDowal according to the Plot Run, and that Mrs. McDowals Patent be of prior Date.

Ordered that all Caveats be determined on or before the Court of Claims next succeeding the Court when such Caveat shall be entered and on default thereof that such Caveats be discharged unless sufficient Cause shown to the Contrary.


At a Council held at Wilmington the 22d November 1760
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr and
The Honble Maurice Moore Esqr

Ordered That a Proclamation issue for a Thanksgiving to be held on Tuesday the 23d of December next


At a Council held at Wilmington the 29th November 1760.
Present His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Rieussett Esqr and
The Honble Richard Spaight Esqr

Several Warrants and Patents for Land were Read and Granted per Warrant and Patent Book.

Upon Petition of Thomas Graves setting forth that he obtained His Excellencys Warrant for two hundred Acres of Land on Batchelors Creek in Craven and had the same surveyed and returned,

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that the Warrant by some accident has been mislaid so that the Petitioner has been thereby hindered from obtaining a Patent for the said Land, but the Plots of the Survey of said Land having been lately found, The Petitioner Prays a Patent may issue to him of the said Land agreeable to the said Plots.

Ordered that a Patent issue to Thomas Graves agreeable to the Prayer of the Petition



Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This document was enclosed with a letter from Arthur Dobbs - See Related Documents.