Read several Warrants for Land from No 1 to No 116 inclusive which were granted excepting No 29 postponed
His Excellency the Governor took the Oath required and enjoined to be taken by him by the Act of the 4th year of the reign of his present Majesty Chap: 15. for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies &c. this being the first meeting of the Council since the said Act was ratified here.
Read sundry Warrants for land from No 117 to No 175 inclusive which were Granted.
Read several Caveats which were ordered to be continued, excepting, F. Corbin against E. Morgan, and E Buntin on which a patent was ordered to issue in favour of the defendants.
Read the Several Petitions,
Ordered that Warrants of Resurvey issue, Viz
The Petition of Jacob Durdin praying a Warrant of Resurvey on a tract of Land in Beaufort County Patented by John Lovick Esq the 18th November 1723 said to contain three hundred and twenty five acres, on the West side of Bath Town Creek, Granted
The Petition of Ephraim Lane praying a Resurvey on a Tract of Land lying in Craven County called the Flatt Swamp, Patented by James McIlwean the 1st May 1738 Granted
And the Petition of James Clayton praying a Warrant of Resurvey on the Tracts of Land in Hyde County on Mattamuskeet Lake Granted.
The Honble William Tryon Esqr came into Council, and produced his Majestys Commission Constituting him Lieutenant Governor, in and over this Province, which Commission was read, and the said William Tryon took the Oath by law appointed to be taken by Publick Officers made and subscribed the Declaration called the Test, and took the Oath of Office
Ordered the said Commission be recorded in the Secretarys Office.
John Smith } Caveat to a Pat
On hearing the Caveat Ordered that a Patent issue to Jacob Harrol.
Read Sundry Warants from No 176 to No 225 which were Granted.
Read the Petition of William Williams of Onslow County Junr setting forth that he obtained a Warrant for Acres of Land in Onslow County on the So Wt branch of New River on Gravelly run which was duly surveyed and the Lines marked but the courses returned by the Surveyor, and with which the patent of the said Land if filled up varieth from the Lines actually run and marked And praying a Warrant of Resurvey may be granted to him and that the Courses of the marked lines as well as the lines mentioned in the Patent may be returned by the surveyor and that the truth of the fact appearing thereby may be made agreeable to the lines Actually run.
Granted, as to the Resurvey.
Read the Petition ot William Herritage setting forth that he is possessed of a tract of Land containing 200 Acres Granted by the Late Gov. Johnston unto George Roberts lying in Craven County. That upon examining the same the Courses in the said Patent and those in the plan are not alike whereby he is deprived of near half of the said 200 Acres and praying that the said Patent, and the Record thereof may be made agreeable to the Plan annexed to said Patent—Which Record and Patent was produced in Council, and the words (Then So 45 Wt 50 poles) between the first and second course in said Patent was ordered to be inserted.