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Account of quit rents due in North Carolina
No Author
January 01, 1773
Volume 09, Pages 368-370

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[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind.: No. Carolina. No. 220.]
State of the Crown Revenue in Nc Carolina.

1st January 1773.
Lands patented before 1730-”1 and 12d per 100 acres
42,000
Do Do at 6d
165,000
Octr 1734 to July 1752
Lands granted by Govr Johnston at 4s per 100 acres
1,880,000
Do. to Henry McCulloh Esqre and Associates concerned in Interest with him
472,003
Do. to Do. and Associates not concerned in Interest with him
327,500
Quit Rents payable from March 1756
2,679,503
To Febry 1753 by President Rice
48,125
To November 1754 by President Rowan
284,752
To April 1765 by Governor Dobbs
696,767
To June 1771 by Governor Tryon
1,208,269
To January 1773 including His Excellency Governor Martin's first Land Office
95,302
No of Acres Granted at 4s per 100 Acres
5,012,718

The Arrears of Quit Rents on all the Lands above mentioned if the Quit Rents had to be paid agreeable to the Grants would have amounted to upwards of £50,000 procn.

The Deductions allowed off as on the other side to the best of my Judgment of these Matters on the 1st January 1773, the Crown Revenue in No Carolina may stand as follows,

To Annual Quit Rents of
42,000 at 12d
per 100 acres
£21
0
0
Do.
165,000 at 6d
do
41
5
0
Do.
3,500,000 at 4s
do
7,000
0
0
£7062
5
0

Arrears due to the Crown after all the above Deductions may for all probability amount to about £25,000 Proclamation Money.

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Casual Revenue altogether trifling hitherto and uncertain, much the same rather worse than as set forth in the Memorial to His Excellency Governor Dobbs A. D. 1762.

It is submitted to His Excellency Governor Martin in Council to take into Consideration that part of the Revenue.

To be Deducted.
Lands patented twice some thrice at least
70,000
Lands taken up in fictitious names for the sake of Lightwood
40,000
Lands fal'n into So. Carolina on running that Boundary Line September 1764
60,000
On running the Boundary Line June 1772 in Mecklenburg County
10,000
Besides ⅘ of 144,000 the Catawba Indian Lands fal'n into So. Carolina a great deal taken up in this Province 17 years ago
115,000
Do Lands in Tryon County fal'n into So. Carolina running Boundary Line June 1772
400,000
Lands surrendered by Henry McCulloh Esqre & Associates concerned in interest with him
339,325
The Quit Rents of which at this time would have been upwards of £10,850, this has been foreign to the Crown and no charges to be made of any Quit Rents upon this Land.
Lands now holden by H. McCulloh Esqre and Associates concerned in Interest with him is 129,335 on which no Quit Rents will be due 'till after June 1774 when the debt due to him will be extinguished. All Quit Rents received on account of the 129,335 to 9th July 1773 to be paid to the said Mr McCulloh and Associates concerned in Interest with him.
Surrendered by Alexander McCulloch Esqre & Do William Houston
25,000
Sold upon Execution for Quit Rents 112,500 Acres all for £649 11s. 6d. Currency of which in all probability no Quit Rents will ever be paid for
75,000
Of Governor Dobbs 200,000 Acres in all probability no Quit Rents will ever be paid for
150,000
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Lost to the Crown on Account of these Associates not concerned in Interest with H. McCulloh Esqre above £10,000.
Lands fal'n into Earl Granville's District on running that Boundary Line in September last, some of this Land taken up 15 years ago
200,000
1,484,325