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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council
North Carolina. Council
May 08, 1713
Volume 02, Pages 41-44

[Council Journal.]

North Carolina—ss
Att a councill holden at ye house of the Capt Thos Lee in Chowan on ye 8th day of May Ano Dni 1713
Present the Honble Coll Thos Pollock Esqr presidt &c
The Honble Thos Boyd Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
The Honble Wm Reed Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
The Honble Christo Gale Esqr Lds proptrs Depty
The Honble T Knight Esqr Lds proptrs Depty

Daniell Richardson Esqr The Lds proptrs Receiver Genll moveing to this Board for Advice Concerning Lands formerly purchased and not yett pattented by reason of the troubles and Confusions this Country has long since layne undr It is ye Oppinion of this board that Whereas Severall persons have taken up and Survey'd Lands according to ye usuall maner after ye rate of ten pounds per thousand acres before the arivall of ye Lds proptrs Instructions Signifying that noe more Lands should be sold at that rate It is farther oppinion of this Board that ye Said Daniell Richardson may receive of all such persons Whose Surveys are returned upon purchase before an order of Councill Dated ye 27th Day of March 1711 persuant to their Ldsps Instructions for that purpose after the rate of ten pounds for every thousand acres and that upon produceing the sd Richardson rect or Certifficate for ye same or ye rect or Certifficate of ye Receiver Genll for ye tyme being as also for ye arrearage of ye Quit Rents Due thereon from the Date of ye Survey at ye rate Six pence per hundred acres Pattents may & ought to be made out & Granted for ye Same

Whereas Daniell Richardson Esqr is Directed in his Instructions to pay unto ye Attoey Genll of this Province ye Sume of fforty pounds per

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Anno for his support in ye Said Office out of their Ldsps Revenues and Edward Bonwicke Esqr haveing Executed that Office from ye first day of June last past and Still Continues in ye Same therefore It is ye oppinion of this Board that ye Said Sallery of fforty pounds per Anno Doe of right belong and ought to be paid to ye Said Edwd Bonwicke from ye afsd first day of June untill he shall be superseeded in that Office.

Upon motion of Thos Robertson by Edwd Moseley his Attony agt Stephen Scott Showing that ye Said Scott had been bound to him ye Said Robertson as an apprentice to Serve him for five yeares to learne ye trade and mistery of a Carpenter & house Joiner & that ye said Scott has absented himselfe from his said masters service and his Indentures are lost either by ye said Scott or otherwise and ye matter being duely heard on both sides And there appearing to this board that there was Indentures Drawn between them by which ye said Scott was bound to ye Said Robertson for ye space of ffive years as afsd

It is Ordered by this Board that ye said Scott doe returne to his sd master againe and that there be new Indrs drawne between them for ye remainder of ye five Yeares yet to Come there being one yeare and two months past and that security be given for ye performance thereof on both sides the said Robertson assumeing before this Board that for ye future he will not Imoderately correct or abuse ye sd Scott dureing ye Said Services.

Upon Petition of Benja Pritchard being Summoned as an Evidence by Thos Robertson agt Stephen Scott.

Ordered that he be allowed for two days Comeing & Two days going & two attendence pursuant to an Act of Assembly for that purpose

The last will and Testamt of Jno Jones of Coshoke Creek decd was produced before and proved by ye oath of John Bird—who being sworne said that he saw ye sd Jno Jones Signe Seale & declare ye same to be his last Will & Testamt and also that he likewise saw Thos Arnold & Jno Holbrook signe ye same as evidence. And farther (being Interogated thereto) Said that the Legacy of Land in ye said Will mentioned to be given to Eliza Lewerton was given by ye Testator to her and her Heyrs for ever that ye word (Heyres for ever) was by him neglected or forgotten to be set down he being ye person that wrote ye same

The last will & Testamt of Thos Jones decd was produced before this Board and proved by ye Oath of David Henderson one of ye witnesses thereto.

It is Ordered by this board that Capt Robert West Wm Walston Martin Griffin and Charles Barber or any three of them being first sworne

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thereto Doe appraise ye Estate of Thomas Jones decd and make returne thereof accordingly.

It is Ordered by this Board that Capt David Henderson Capt Robert West, Jno Hawkeings and Richd Pickering or any three of them (being first sworne thereto) doe appraise ye Estate of John Jones Decd and make returne thereof accordingly.

Upon Petition of Symon Alderson praying Letters of Administration on ye Estate of Symon Alderson his Decd father as being his Edest Sone

Ordered that ye same be granted as prayd

Upon Petition of ye Honble Richard Sanderson Esqr showing that Mr James Addams is Dead Without Will and that he is indebted to your petitionr and therefore prays Administration on his Estate as Greatest Creditor

Ordered that ye same be Granted as pray'd

Upon Petition of Capt. Richard Sanderson Junr showing that Bartho Wolfe is dead without will and considerably Indebted to him ye sd Sanderson and thereupon prays Admtion on his Estate as Greatest Creditor

Ordered that ye Same be Granted as pray'd

Ordered that Mr Wm Barrow ffra Garganus Henry Warren & David Perkins or any three of them (being first sworne thereto) doe appraise such of ye Estate of Robert ffendall in ye County of Bath as Shall be presented to them & make returne thereof accordingly.

Evan Lewis Admtr of ye Goods & Chattles of George Birkenhead decd produced an account to this Board & proved ye same by his Oath by which it appeares that he has paid the sume of 05£ 18 05d more than all ye Estate of ye said Birkenhead that ever Came to hands doth amount to and therefore prays a quietus est which is Granted.

Upon Petition of the Honble Richd Sanderson Esqr praying appraisors may be appointed to appraise the Estate of Mr James Adams decd whereof he is Administr

Ordered that Wm Leary Thos Taylor ffoster Jarvis and Izarccum Parker or any three of them being first sworne thereto doe appraise ye said Estate & make returne thereof accordingly

Upon Petition of Capt Richard Sanderson Junr praying appraisors may be appointed to appraise ye Estate of Bartho Wolfe Decd whereof he is Admtr

Ordered that Wm Leary John Jones Henry Slade and John Jones Junr or any three of them being first sworne thereto doe appraise ye said Estate and make returnes thereof accordingly

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Capt Richard Sanderson Junr pressented an account agt ye Estate of ye Honble Edward Hyde Esqr Dec'd amounting to ye Sume of £13 03s 00 and as his petition was admitted to prove ye Sume by his Oath which he did accordingly

Upon Petition of Mrs Mary Lee by and with ye Consent of her husband Capt Thos Lee praying that she may have the tuition and keeping of her Grandchild Catha Tyler and Infant ye father and mother of it being both dead

It is Ordered by this Board that the said Mrs Mary Lee have ye Guardianship of ye said Catha Tyler untill she shall come to the age of twelve years

Upon Petition of Jno Bird praying that appraisors may be appointed to appraise ye Estates of Peter Avelin and Wm Rawleson dec'd of both which he is Exectr

Ordered that Capt David Henderson Capt Robert West Thos West and Richard Pickering or any three of them doe appraise ye said Estates being first Sworne thereto before Some magistrate and make returne thereof accordingly

It is Ordered by this Board that ye Honble the presidt be Impowered of himselfe to negotiate any affair relateing to ye Warr either with Coll Moore or any others and to send into Verga and ordr Soe much of ye Money given to this Governmt by them to be layed out in provissions or other nessessarys as he shall think fitt