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.
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
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.
Ordered That a Proclamation issue for a Thanksgiving to be held on Tuesday the 23d of December next
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,
Ordered that a Patent issue to Thomas Graves agreeable to the Prayer of the Petition