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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
December 01, 1761 - December 08, 1761
Volume 06, Pages 636-638


At a Council held at Wilmington 1st day December 1761—
Present—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble Lewis DeRossett Esqr
The Honble Maurice Moore Esqr &
The Honble John Sampson Esqr

Lewis DeRosset Esqr having Resigned the office of Receiver General of His Majestys Quit Rents of this Province

His Excellency thought proper to appoint John Rutherford Esquire Receiver General of His Majestys Quit Rents the said John Rutherford appeared and took the Oaths by Law appointed for the Qualification of Publick Officers and subscribed the Test and took the Oath of office.


At a Council held at Wilmington the 2d Day December 1761
Present—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble Maurice Moore Esqr &
The Honble John Sampson Esqr

Ordered That a New Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for Hertford County and that Scasbrook Wilson, Henry King and Jesse Hare be added thereto

Ordered That a New Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the County of Bertie and that George Pollock, William Lowther David Ryan and Josiah Harrel be added thereto, and that John Brown, John Baker, Henry Hill, John Brickell, Robert Sumner and Peter West be left out of the said Commission they being in the Commission of the Peace for Hertford County.

Ordered That a New Commission of the Peace and Dedimus issue

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for Halifax County and that William Bryan, Thomas Wiggins be added thereto.

Ordered that a Patent issue to Peter Presler on his Warrant for Two hundred Acres of Land, in Anson County on Mountain Creek

Upon Petition of Henry Skibbow setting forth That he returned a Warrant of John Stantons to the Surveyor General, but by some mistake the Warrant cannot now be found the Petitioner therefore prays a Patent may issue to the said John Stanton for the said Land by him Warranted agreeable to Plotts of the said Land made by the said Petitioner the said Plotts being drawn from the Petitioners Field Book and are agreeable to the Plotts returned with the aforesaid Warrant

The Petitioner having sworn to the Contents of the said Petition, Ordered that a Patent Issue to the said John Stanton on the Land petitioned for

Upon Petition of Henry Skibbow setting forth that he obtained His Excellencys Patent for one hundred Acres of Land in the County of Bladen on South River but through some mistake it is mentioned in the Patent to be in New Hanover County, The Petitioner therefore Prays the name of the said County New Hanover be altered to Bladen and that the Record be altered accordingly which was Granted.

Ordered that a Patent issue to Benjamin Bell on Archibald Bells Warrant Brother to the said Benjamin, the Warrant being filled up in Archibalds name thro' mistake


At a Council held at Wilmington the 5th day December 1761
Present—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr
The Honble Maurice Moore Esqr &
The Honble John Sampson Esqr

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

Upon petition of Samuel Green setting forth that he obtained his Excellency's Warrant for two hundred Acres of Land lying in Carteret County on Bogue Sound but thro' a mistake in making the Entry of said Land it is said to be in Onslow County. The Petitioner therefore desires that the patent may issue for the said Land in Carteret County Which was Granted

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At a Council held at Wilmington the 8th day December 1761
Present—His Excellency the Governor
The Honble James Hasell Esqr
The Honble Lewis De Rossett Esqr and
The Honble John Sampson Esqr

Ordered That New Writs of Election issue to the several Counties and Towns in this province to be made returnable at Wilmington the Nineteenth day of January next and the day of Election be the fourteenth day of January next

Ordered That James McManus's, Frederick Becton's and James McDades Patents bearing date the Eighth day of January 1760 be Enrolled in the Auditor's Office