This is a list of names that accompanied a petition (now missing) from Archibald McKissock to the December 1773 Colonial General Assembly. The petition stated that this group of people, described as all “Negroes and mulattoes,” were “annoying” the inhabitants of Bladen county. Apparently, no action was taken on the petition because it was described as “tabled.” (Filed in General Assembly Session Records, Colonial, Box 7, Folder 26, Petitions rejected, tabled, or not acted on)
December 18, 1773
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly.
I send herewith for your consideration, a representation of Mr. Archibald McKissock, a Magistrate of the County of Bladen, relative to a number of free Negroes and Mullatoes, who infect that County and annoy its inhabitants.
New Bern, December 18, 1773
List of the Mob Raitously? Assembled Together in Bladen County, October 13, 1773.
1. Captain James Jarey?
2. Joseph Ivey
3. Ephraim Sweat
4. William Chavouse Clark, Commonly Called Boson Chevens [Chavis?]
6. Strongman Deet(?)
7. Willm Sweat
8. George Sweat
9. Benjamin Sweat
10. Willm Groom Sr.
11. Willm Groom Junr
12 Gedion (Gideon?) Grant
13 Thos Groom
14. James Grace?
15. Isaac Vann
16 [illigible] Stapbleton [Stapleton?]
17. Edward Locklear
18. Tieby Locklear
Harborers of the rogues also follow
The above list of Rogus is all free Negors & Mullatus living upon the Kings Land.
Submitted by Jason Bordeaux.
Transcribed by Sarah Edmondson. Some of the names were very difficult to read. The ? denotes guesses.