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Account of quit rents collected and expenses paid in North Carolina from March 1770 to March 1772
Rutherford, John, 1724-1782
March 09, 1773
Volume 09, Pages 647-651

John Rutherford Esquire, Receiver General of No. Carolina, his general Account for His Majesty's Quit rents, Arrears of Quit rents, Fines, Forfeitures and other Incomes, received and paid by him from the 25th March 1770, to the 25th March 1772.

Charges himself as follows vizt
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Received for Craven County
196
9
4
112
5
4
ditto
493
8
7
281
19
2 2/7
Received for Carteret
24
5
2
13
17
2 6/7
ditto
50
10
6
28
17
5 1/7
Received for Onslow
61
8
10
35
2
2 2/7
Received for Dobbs
157
11
3
90
0
8 4/7
Received for Hyde
61
8
11
35
2
2 6/7
Received for Beaufort
22
9
9
12
17
––
Received for Tryon
190
8
3
108
16
1 5/7
Received for Duplin
28
10
4
16
5
10 6/7
Received for New Hanover
48
2
27
9
9 3/7
Received for Brunswick
210
13
120
7
5 3/7
Mecklenburg before the Division—too much entered in the last account not before received or accounted for
139
2
8
79
10
1 1/7
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Received for Anson County
195
7
11
111
13
1 1/7
Received for Cumberland
75
9
7
43
2
7 3/7
Sundrys for New Hanover, Bladen and Brunswick, not accounted for in the above
124
10
71
2
11 2/7
Quit rents received by William Hooper Esquire per Account
61
17
7
35
7
2 2/7
Fines and forfeitures as per Acct rendered
185
8
105
18
11 5/7
Mecklenburg County
135
12
77
9
11 5/7
2462
14
1407
5
5 3/7
Deduct Commns at 10 per Cent
246
5
140
14
6⅓
2216
9
1266
10
11
Balance of Acct ending March 1770
25
18
14
16
4 4/7
2242
7
1281
7
3 4/7
Discharges himself as follows vizt,
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Paid James Hasell Esquire, late Chief Justice and Chief Baron of the Exchequer in part of a Debenture granted by Benjamin Heron Dep. Audr, for the sum of £582.16. Sterl dated 2d June 1768
420
2
8
240
1
Paid ditto as Administrator to the Estate Nathaniel Rice, late President & Secretary in part of a Debenture for the sum of £1238.13.7 Sterll, dated 21st December 1762
472
19
5
270
5
Paid John Burgwin for Services & fees on Account of the Crown as Clerk of Wilmington Superior Court done as per Account and receipt
82
3
¾
46
18
10 5/7
Paid Robert Howe Chief Baron of the Exchequer in full of a Debenture granted by Benjamin Heron for Services done as Chief Baron from 1st Jany 1776 to 1st Jany 1767
70
––
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40
––
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Paid Colol Fanning in behalf of Coll Gray, Representative of his Father in part for running South Carolina Line in 1737 and Earl Granville's line in 1746 agreeable to the Royal Instructions by order of the Governor in Council
25
––
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14
5
8 4/7
Paid for making out Tryon Rent Roll by order of His Excellency Governor Tryon
12
10
––
7
2
10 1/7
Paid Thomas Rutherford for services on account of the Crown as Clerk of the Inferior Court of Cumberland County per Account and Receipt
74
10
––
42
11
5 2/7
Paid Colol James Sampson Clerk of Inferior Court of Duplin per Account and Receipt
28
10
4
16
5
10 6/7
Paid Robert Fenner in part for above 3400 Extracts of Patents from the Secretary's office, which ought to have been rendered by the late Benjamin Heron, Secretary of the Province
15
––
––
8
11
5 1/7
Paid Marmaduke Jones for services when Attorney General for fees on Account of the Crown paid him by John Burgwin as per Receipt
30
––
––
17
2
10 2/7
Paid Ann Goldwin for services done by her late husband in the Rent Rolls
15
––
––
8
11
5 1/7
Paid the Administrators of Charles Elliot late Attorney General in full as per Debenture of Benjamin Heron Dep. Auditor dated 26th February 1763
42
2
6
24
1
5 3/7
Paid the administrators of Robert Hatton in part as one of the Representatives of the late Willm Smith Chief Justice and Chief Baron of the Exchequer as per Debenture of Benjn Heron Dep. Audr dated 26th Februry 1763
413
12
3
236
7
––
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Paid Robert Jones late Attorney Genl in part of his Salary
216
16
6
123
18
––
Paid William Hooper Esquire for services done in behalf of the Crown as formerly Attorney General
61
17
7
35
7
2 2/7
Paid Jean Corbin, Executrice to the late Colol James Innes in part of a Debenture granted by Benjamin Heron Esqre December 1762 for the sum of £252.11.11 Sterl. for services as Assistant Baron of the Exchequer
138
––
½
78
17
2
£2118
4
1210
8
2 3/7
Paid Isaac Edwards Esqre Deputy Auditor for auditing this acct
123
2
8
70
7
3
£2241
7
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1280
15
5

I have examined the above Account of His Majesty's Revenue of Quit Rents from the 25th day of March 1770, to the 25th day of March 1772, the charge whereof as appears from the Account amounts to £2242.7.9½ Proclamation money equal to £1281.7.3½ sterling and the Discharge to £2241.7.0 Proclamation money equal to £1280.15.5 sterling, and I have compared the articles with the vouchers produced by John Rutherford Esquire Receiver General, but the said vouchers not appearing to me to be such as ought to be produced, nor some of the Disbursements such as can be admitted of, I cannot pass the accounts, but do humbly submit the same with the vouchers to the Inspection and examination of the honourable and Reverend Robt Cholmondeley Esqre, Auditor General of America for his Determination thereon.

ISAAC EDWARDS,
Dep. Audr.

John Rutherford Esquire Receiver General of His Majesty's Revenues in North Carolina appeared before me this day, and being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God maketh oath, that the Account within stated is a true Charge and Discharge of His Majesty's Revenues therein mentioned and that the same contains

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a just and true account of all Quit Rents whatsoever received by him during the time within mentioned.

Given under my hand at New Bern this 9th day of March Anno Dom 1773.

JNO. RUTHERFORD.
Witness
Jo. Martin.