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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
October 20, 1761 - October 24, 1761
Volume 06, Pages 634-636


At a Council held at Wilmington the 20th October 1761—
Present—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr and
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr

Several Warrants for Land were read and Granted as p Warrant Book.


At a Council held at Wilmington the 21st day of October 1761
Present—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble Charles Berry Esqr and
The Honble Maurice Moore Esqr

His Excellency and Council sat in Chancery and went through part of the Docket

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At a Council held at Wilmington the 23d October 1761
Present—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr &
The Honble Maurice Moore Esqr

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

Upon hearing the Caveat John Browning agt James Herbert—It is Ordered that a Patent issue to James Herbert for the Land in dispute

Upon Petition of Hezekiah Farrow setting forth that he is in possession of a piece of Land said to contain 202 Acres and 20 square poles at Cape Hatteress Point Patented by Wm Read the 9th day of October 1716 and that the Bounds of the said Patent is at present in dispute. The petitioner therefore prays that an Order of Resurvey may be Granted so as he may ascertain the Bounds and Quantity of Land he is possessed of which was Granted.

Present in the Afternoon—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Lewis DeRossett Esqr
The Honble Charles Berry Esqr and
The Honble Maurice Moore Esqr

His Excellency and Council sat in chancery and went through the Docket


At a Council held at Wilmington the 24th October 1761
Present—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble John Swann Esqr
The Honble Lewis DeRossett Esqr
The Honble Charles Berry Esqr and
The Honble Maurice Moore Esqr

On motion of Thomas McGuire Esqr in behalf of Caleb Grainger

Ordered That a Warrant of Resurvey issue to the surveyor General to Resurvey 520 Acres of Land on the Sound commonly known by the name of Holtons Land in New Hanover County and that he make a Return thereof to his Excellency and Council at their next meeting.

Upon hearing the Caveat John Newberry against John Walsh,

Ordered That the Line of Thomas Brook's Patent So 88 Wt 215 poles be altered to So 88 Et 215 poles and that the Record of said Patent be also altered.

On hearing the Caveat Wm Jordan agt Peter Lord

Ordered That a Patent issue to Peter Lord

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