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Muster roll for George Merrick's company of the New Hanover County militia
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1754
Volume 22, Pages 384-385

A Muster Roll of the Wilmington Company, whereof George Merrick is Captain by Commission from the Honourable Nathaniel Rice, Esq’r., President, bearing date the Twenty-seventh Day of November, 1752, the Destrict of which begins at the Bald Head of Cape Fear River, thence Bounded on the west Up the said River to a Creek Making out of the North East River Named Island Creek, thence over to the Sound to a Creek Call’d Perry’s Creek making out of the Sound, thence a Long the Sound & sea to the first station.
George Merrick, Capt.
Nath’l Moore, Lieut.
Michael Anckram, Ens.
John Walker, Sergt.
Henry Erby, Do.
Joseph Watson, Do.
1 Job How, Jun’r.
2 Joshua Grainger.
3 John McFarland.
4 Malcomb Smith.
5 Johanus Bentley.
6 Walter Simpson.
7 John Ede.
8 Andrew Mior.
9 Peter Smith.
10 Henry Tooner.
11 William Carter.
12 John Poundell.
13 Jonathan Sturges.
14 John Charlow.
15 Joseph Jones.
16 Alexander Ross.
17 Isaac Ross.
18 Arthur Mabson.
19 Iver Mackey.
20 John Ferol.
21 Thomas Cunningham.
22 William Barnes.
23 David David.
24 Ratford Charles Hillyard.
25 William Gregory.
26 Obediah Holt.
27 John Stephens.
28 Luke Bowen.
29 Hugh Murray.
30 James Duff.
31 John Carter.
32 Edward Burrage.
33 George Stemore.
34 Stephen Johnston.
35 James Price.
36 Arch’l Adamson.
37 Christian Wilson.
38 James Campbell.
39 Francis Foy.
40 John Player.
41 Stephen Player.
42 John Bloodworth.
43 Joseph Mott.
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44 Magnus Gibbin.
45 Timothy Brads.
46 Joseph Gerry.
47 David Bowen.
48 John Watson.
49 Richard Price.
50 George Crandell.
51 James Bromley.
52 Joshua Paver.
53 Stephen Johnston, Jun’r.
54 John Chalvin.
55 John Thomas.
56 John Watt.
57 John Morris.
58 Duncan Campbell.
59 John Blyth.
60 William Thompson.
61 Maurice Neven.
62 Bennony Clayton.
63 Matthew Pantland.
64 Zacheriah Bart.
65 Robert Woolbanks.
66 William White.
67 John McClamey.
68 John Rogers.
69 John Mott.
70 Richard Timpson.
71 Ezekiel Johnson.
72 Anthony Ward.
73 Thomas Goodman.
74 William Beteford.
75 John Stack.
76 Anthony Debush.
77 James Rue.
78 Richard Player.
79 Robert Fisher.

The following is a List of Persons Exempt by Law from bearing arms at private muster, but Liable in Case of an Invasion:

1 Lewis Deroset.
2 John Debois.
3 John Lyon.
4 John Davis, Jun’r.
5 William Farris.
6 Isaac Farris.
7 John McDowal.
8 Joshua Toomer.
9 Marmaduke Jones.
10 Armand Deroset.
11 Caleb Grainger.
12 Thomas Jones.
13 Joseph Blake.
14 John Campbell.
15 Edward Porter.
16 Samuel Green.
17 Cosmus Forqueharson.
18 Cornelius Harnett.
19 Moses John Deroset.
20 Caleb Mason.

In all, 138 Men.