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Currituck County Court Records
(Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minutes)
N.C. State Archives Microfilm Reel #C.030.30001(beginning of reel)

1799


[Note: This reel apparently begins toward the end of the minutes of the court session which took place on Monday the 26th of August 1799. What happened to all the Currituck County court minutes prior to this date is unknown].

[1]
Deed from William Etheridge to Thos. Roberts, Willm. Best Jurat.
Deed from Willo. White to Levin Ballance, Jurat Josiah Nicholson.
Deed from Jesse Taylor, Nathan Hall & William Bocus to William & John Dowdy, Jurat Spence Hall.
Acct. sale of the Estate of Sabra Etheridge retd. by Morris Baum, guard. Amount 47 - 12 - 6.
Acct. sale of the Estate of Thos. Ruark retd. by Sally Ruark, Admx. Amount 29 - 2 - 0.
The Court Then Adjourned till Tomorrow 10 Oclock.

Tuesday, the 27th of August 1799

Present: Willis Etheridge, Nathan Hall, Ezekiel Hooper, Esquires

Ordered that Nathan Hall, Spence Hall, Saml. Salyear Esq. and Jonathan Lindsey...settle the accounts of Jean Melson Adminx of the Estate of Wm. Melson Decd....and make return to next Court.

Ordered that Nathan Hall, Spence Hall, Saml. Salyear Esq. and Jonathan Lindsey...appraise and divide the Negroes belonging to the Estate of William Melson Decd. among the legal representatives and make return to next court.

Ordered that Jean Melson be and is appointed Guardian to Polley Melson orphan of Wm. Melson Decd. and offers Nathan Hall and Thos. Jarvis securities in the sum of two hundred pounds.

[2]    [This page is very difficult to read]
Ordered that William Simmons (?) Esq. be continued Coroner (?) For the County of Currituck for the ensuing year.

[This item appears to be about working on a road...Joseph Ballentine...the Great Swamp...Simon Wilson's lands...the house where George Parr formerly lived to the Shingle Landing...Joseph Ballentine overseer (?) of said road and hands....]

Ordered that Joseph Ferebee, Saml. Ferebee, Willoughby Dauge & Dennis Dauge...appraise and set apart one fifth part of the value of a Negro woman by the name of Rose and her two children by name Dennis & Pheobee...the property of the heirs of Elias Dauge Decd. so that the heirs of Seth Halstead Decd. may receive their fifth part of the value of the said Negroes in cash from the aforesaid heirs of Elias Dauge.

Ordered that Samuel Jasper, Henry White & Malacha Dudley settle the account between Elias Williams former guardian to William Bonner (?) orphan of Jonathan Bonner (?) & Malacha Jones the present guardian to said orphan & make return.

Ordered that Aron Bright have leave to keep an ordinary at his now dwelling house...Joseph Ballentine and Jesse Simmons securities...100 pounds...

Ordered that James Powers be...appointed overseer of the Backwoods Road in Moyock District in the room of Peter Culpeper former overseer...

Ordered that Nathan Hall, Jonathan Lindsey, John Simmons & Levi W. Hall ... audit and settle the accounts of Susanah Simmons admx. of the estate of Saml. Simmons decd...

Ordered that Thos. Garrott Esqr. be appointed guardian to Thomas Curls and John Curls orphans of John Curls decd. and offers Majr. John Williams and William Dunston securities...200 pounds.

The last will and testament of Randolf Jones decd. was exhibited in open court and proved by the oath of Saml. Jones. Ordered that Love Jones have the rights of admin...offers Saml. Salyear and Jesse Perry securities...100 pounds...

Zorababel Harrison vs. Thos. Gregory, John Grant & Ann Lawder (?) } Debt. {Jury to wit:
Joseph Gray, Robert Barnard, Branson Bell, Armstead Soals, Wallis Bray, Saml. Lee, William Lunn, Tully Smith, William Wheatly, Enoch Gregory, Caleb Bell, Maxn. Miller...say the defendants [difficult to read]...

The last will and testament of Peter Dauge was exhibited in open court and proved by the oath of James Dauge at the same time Samuel Ferebee [illegible]...

[2a]  [Top of page nearly illegible. Appears to be about John Dean who is being hired to build a jail near the courthouse].

Ordered that Elizabeth Scurr have leave to renew her ordinary bond, offers Nathan Hall and ____(?) Simmons securities...100 pounds.

Edward Walker vs. William W. Creadle} Jury to wit: John Dean, Thomas Sanderson, Holowell Etheridge, William Lunn, Saml. Gregory, Benjn. Poyner, Branson Bell, Leven Dunton, Robert Barnard, Wallis Bray, Joel Ailes (?), Saml. Etheridge.

Ordered that John Cox be appointed constable for the head of Moyock District...offers Jesse Simmons and Willis Simmons...250 pounds...
Deed from Levi W. Hall & wife to Willoughby Dauge acknowledged, feme covert being privately examined by Willis Etheridge.
Deed from Andrew Bates to John Gray acknowledged.
Deed from Benjamin Taylor Sr. to Malachia Mercer ack.
Acct. of sale of the estate of Carter Barnard decd...proved by Jos. Ballentine.

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Ordered that Thomas Dowdy have leave to keep an ordinary at his own house...gave bond with John Macoy & Thomas Gregory securities in the sum of 100 pounds.

Ordered that Susanna Hunt & Polly Hunt children [of] Sidney Hunt be bound apprentices to John Weskett & wife to learn the trade of spinning till they are 18 years old Susanna being now 6 years old and Polly 3 years old.

Ordered that Hulduh Slaughter be released from her former Indenture to Sally Lee and that she be bound an apprentice to Unis Williamson to learn the trade of spinning till she is 18 years old.

Ordered that the Sheriff summons a jury of good and lawful men to examine and straighten the Publick road from the mouth of Mitchel Dauges lane to the lane between Samuel Whitehosts and ________ (?) Dauges and make return to next Court.

Ordered that the Executor of the Estate [of] Tully Dauge Decd. sell the Hoggs belonging to said Estate and make return to next Court.

Ordered that Solo. Alcock late sheriff be exempt from paying 2 - 19 - 8 acct. of the County tax for the year 1797.

Ordered that Colo. A. Duke and James Etheridge be and is appointed by majority to examine the [R]egisters Books & make return in what order they are in to next Court.

Ordered that T. C. Ferebee Guardn. to Nancy Humphries have liberty to sell a yearling in her stock on Churches Island...

[3a]
Ordered that [this item is too faded to read properly] James Philips (?) ... Caleb Caps ...the accounts of Solomon White and ______ ________ (?) administrators of the estate of Letitia (?) White Decd...

Ordered that Joshua Brown (?) son of Nancy Brown (?) be bound an apprentice to Spencer Walker to learn the trade of a house carpenter till he is 21 years of age he being 13 years of age. Said Walker agrees to give the said apprentice four months schooling.

Ordered that Jacob Perkins Esq. Sheriff be allowed 25 pounds for his extra services for the year 1798 to be paid out of the County Tax.

Ordered that James Ansell be exempt from a pole tax for the year 1798.

Ordered that William Fisher be appointed guardian to Joshua Taylor, Lydia Taylor, Levinna (?) Taylor and George Taylor orphans of Ebenezar Taylor Decd. and offers Benjamin Taylor Sr. and Demcey Ballance securities...50 pounds each.

John Sleight (Kight?) vs. Griffith Dauge} [Unable to read the abbreviation which describes the case]}. Jury to wit:
Joseph Gray, Robert Barnard, Branson Bell, Saml. Gregory, Benjn. Taylor, Thomas Sanderson, Levin Dunton, Joel Ayles, William Lunn, Burrus Mathias, John Ballance, George Roland...Plaintiff called a non suit.

[4]
Ordered that William Dunston be appointed guardian to Dorcas Lutts orphan of Jacob Lutts decd. and offers John Williams and Thos. Garrett securities...50 pounds.

Ordered that William Dunston be appointed guardian to Philips Williams orphan of Philips Williams and offers John Williams and Thos. Garrett Esq. securities...20 pounds.

Ordered that William Dunston be appointed constable for the North Banks District and offers Majr. John Williams and Thos. Garrett Esq. securities...250 pounds.

Ordered that Jacob Perkins Sheriff be allowed 40 shillings for summoning the jury and laying off the road from Court house to Willoughby Whites Lane.

Ordered that Mitchell Simmons, Jacob Perkins, William Simmons, John Seers (?)...audit and settle the accounts of Solomon Jarvis Exetor of the estate of Malachia Jarvis Decd. with said estate and make return to next Court.

Division of the estate of Lemuel Halstead decd. balance of amount 251 - 3 - 5 3/4.
Divided amongst eight children each one part 31 - 8 - 0.
Account current of the estate of Lemuel Halstead decd.
Balance due the estate 251 - 3 - 5 3/4.

Deed from Joseph Gray & wife to Thomas Gray acknowledged.

Deed from Joseph Gray & wife to Joseph Gray Jr. ack

[4a]    [part of writing in right margin cut off]
Deeds, Bills of Sale, and Power of Attorney &c.
    POA to Jesse Simmons (?) Joshua Halstead Jura_
    Bill of sale from Richard Jarvis to John Robinson ack_
    Deed from Thos. Stanley to John Robinson acknowledged.
    Ditto from Reuben Holstead to John Spann (?) Jurat Wm. Sim____.
    Ditto from Joel Ales & wife & Miles Perkins & wife to S. Ferebee a____.
    Ditto from Randolph Jones & Rebekah Gibson to Jesse Taylor Ju[rat] William Taylor.
    Ditto from William Dowdy, Jno. (?) Dowdy, Wm. Bocus, Nathan Hall [and?] Jesse Taylor to Laban Thomas Jurat Spence Hall.
    Ditto Randolph Jones and Rebekah Gibson to Jesse Taylor Jurat W. Tayl__.
    Ditto from Nathan Hall to Jesse Taylor Jurat Spence Hall.
    Ditto from Wm. Dowday & John Dowday to N. Hall, J. Taylor and Wm. Bocus Jurat Spence Hall.
    Ditto from Wm. Bocus, Randolph Jones, Rebekah Gibson, Wm. Dowdy, Jno. Dowdy to Jesse Taylor Jurat Spence Hall, W. Tay___.
    Ditto from Andrew Bates to Caleb Sears Acknowledged.
    Ditto from Joel Ales & wife to James Ballentine Acknowledged.
    Ditto from Elizabeth Ball & others to Thomas McHorney acknowledged by all but Nathan Oneel Jurat B. Taylor.
    Deed from Richard Jarvis to Spencer Walker Acknowledged.

Wednesday, August 28, 1799

Present: Willis Etheridge, Andrew Duke, Saml. Salyear Esquires

Isiah Parr vs. Andrew Duke}Writ & C. F. (?)} Jury:
Joseph Gray, Thomas Sanderson, Benj. Taylor, William Lunn, Wallis Bray, Saml. Gregory, Joel Ales, Benjn. Taylor Sr., Branson Bell, Thos. _____, Jno. McHorney, Demcy Williams...say the freehold is in the Defendant and he is not guilty of the Trespass charged in the Plaintiffs Declaration.

[5]
Account current of Joseph Toxey & wife in the Estate of William Ferebee Decd. balance due the Estate as per the account filed in office... 591-11- 6

Account current of Susannah Taylor in the Estate of Ebenezar Taylor decd. Ball. Due orphans as per account filed in office... 73 - 16 - 0.

Account of sale of William Wicker decd. amt. 28 - 14 - 3.

Thursday, August 29, 1799

Present: Willis Etheridge, John Northern, Andrew Bates, Henery White Esquires

Ordered that Mary Lutts be allowed 16 pounds for one years keeping a Bastard child begotten on her body by Matthias Toler Jun. To commence from the 7 day of Jan. 1799 to be paid in equal quarterly payments.

Henery White vs. Patrick White }[unsure of abbreviation]} Jury to wit:
Joseph Gray, Thomas Sanderson orphn., Benjamin Taylor, William Lunn, Samuel Gregory, Benjamin Poyner, Branson Bell, Leven Dunton, Robert Barnard, Wallis Bray, Joel Ales, Foster Jarvis say plaintiff Cal'd & nonsuited.

[5a]
Ordered that Benjamin Taylor Sr, Thomas Sanderson and Daniel Lindsey have leave to straighten the road across the said Taylors, Sandersons and Lindseys land so that they make the new road sufficient & that Samuel Salyear, Thomas Poyner & the Overseer of said road think that the new road is fit for the afsd. men to Revue the same and become a Publick road agreeable to the plat presented to court.

Ordered that the sheriff summons Jonathan Lindsey, John Hill, Joseph Ballentine, Stephen Weskitt & John Humphries to attend as Juriors at the Superior Court on the 6th day of October next.

Nathl. Hutchings vs. John Hutchings} Appl. on a Warrt.} Jury the same as before...[no details given].

Ordered that the Sheriff summons the following men to attend as Juriors next November Court. Viz...
Samuel Jarvis son of Thos., Jonathan Lindsey, Leml. Sanderson, John Poyner son of Robt., Joshua West, Wm. Tatum, John Tatum, John Bell, James White, Foster Jarvis, John Doxey, James Doxey, John Lee, James Hughs, John Dailey, Burrus Matthias, Wm. Poyner, Zorababell Harrison, Leml. Gregory, Gideon Merchant, Theos. Kellam, Josiah Nicholson, Saml. Etheridge, Mitchell Dozier, Aron Bright, Peter Ballentine, Armstead ______(?), Daniel Dunton, Thos. Parker, Edwd. Bunnell, James Etheridge & William Sheargold to attend as Constable.

Ordered that Caleb Parr be exempt from a pole tax for the year 1797.

Ordered that Levi Poyner be appointed Overseer of the Backwood Road in the room of John Ballentine (or Pallin?) the former Overseer...

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Ordered that Jeremiah Land have leave to renew his Ordinary bond and offers Majr. John Williams and Thos. Simmons securities...100 pounds.

Ordered that Lamuel Taylor and Demcy Williams have leave to straighten the road between them across their land they making the road good.

Ordered that John Northern Esq., Simon Wilson, Joseph Ballentine and Maxmillian Bowren audit and settle the accounts of James Wilson admr. of the Estate of Tatum Wilson decd. and Charity Wilson decd. with said Estate and make return to next Term.

Ordered that William Bowser child of Rachel Bowser of the age of two years be bound an apprentice to Joseph Lindsey till he is twenty years old to learn the trade of a cordwiner.

Ordered that Betsey Bowser child of Rachel Bowser be bound an apprentice to Joseph Lindsey and wife till she is eighteen years old to learn the trade of spinning she being now about eighteen months old.

Ordered that Uriah Sanderson child of Lurey (?) Sanderson of the age of two years be bound an apprentice to Joseph Lindsey to learn the trade of a cordwiner till he is twenty one years of age he complying with the law in such cases.

Ordered that Malechi Jones, Robinson Cator, Henry White Esq. & James Philips Esq...audit and settle the accounts of Malicha Caps Admr. of the estate of ________(?) Mason with said estate and make return to next Court.

[6a]
Thomas Tillitt vs. John Ruark} TVA} Jury to wit:
Joseph Gray, James White, Benjn. Poyner, William Lunn, Wallis Bray, Saml. Gregory, Joel Ayles, Benjn. Taylor Sr., Branson Bell, Leven Dunton, Thomas Heath, Demsey Williams [no details given].

Ordered that Isles Simmons be appointed in the room of Peter Dauge decd. with the other Commissioners to appraise and divide the Real & Personal Estate of William Ferebee decd. among the lawful heirs of the said decd. and make return &c.

On motion of James Philips Esq. for himself & wife ordered that Malachi Jones, Caleb Caps, John Williams & Saml. Etheridge...appraise and divide a Negro woman called Nance & her three children amongst the legal heirs of John Simmons decd. agreeable to his Last will and Testament & make return to next Court.

Ordered that Malachi Jones, Caleb Caps, John Williams & Samuel Etheridge...divide and settle the accounts of Henry White former guardian of William Smith orphn. of Eli Smith with James Phillips the present guardian and make return &c.

Deed from Joseph Gray and wife to Thos. Gray acknowledged.
Deed from Joseph Gray and wife to Joseph Gray Jr. ack.
Deed from James Mason to James Pugh Jurat Jno. Weskitt.
Deed from Saml. Mann to Morris Baum Jurat Solo. Alcock.
Power of Attorney from Jno. Slaughter to Solo. Alcock Jurat Jno. Williams.
Inventory of the Estate of James Bray returned on oath by Bates exec. thereto.

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Monday, November 25, 1799

Present: Willis Etheridge, Andrew Duke, Thos. Garrett, Thos. Tillitt Esquires.

Ordered that Nancy Beesley have the Rights of Administration on the Estate of Ambrose Beesley decd. and offers Zorababel Harrison and John Macoy securities...200 pounds. At the same time the admix. qualified and returned an inventory.

Ordered that Nathan Hall Esq., Levi Hall, John Weskit, John Chaplin...audit and settle the accounts of Spencer Walker admr. of the Estate of Simon Taylor decd. with said estate and make return to next Court.

Ordered that the admix. of the estate of Ambrose Beesley decd. sell the perishable estate and make return to next Court.

Ordered that William Lunn be appointed guardian to Thomas Simmons orphan of Lemuel Simmons decd. and offers Thomas Barrot & Lemuel Sanderson securities...300 pounds.

Ordered that Elizabeth Spellman orphan of James Spellman decd. about the age of seven years be bound an apprentice to Elizabeth Jarvis until she is 18 years of age to learn the trade of spinning.

Ordered that Mary Burton have the right of administration on the estate of John Burton decd. with his noncupative will annexed and offers Jonathan Taylor and Lemuel Sanderson securities...60 pounds. At the same time admx. gave bond and qualified and returned an inventory.

Ordered that James Etheridge Admr. in right of his wife have leave to sell the perishable estate of James Umphrey decd. and make return &c.

[7a]
Ordered that Caleb Toler be appointed guardian to Kadar Beacham orphan of Edmund Beacham decd. and offers Thomas Barrot and Samuel Dough securities...30 pounds.

Grand Jury Impannelled and sworn to wit:
William Tatum Sr. foreman, John Poyner, John Bell Sr., Foster Jarvis, John Lee, John Daily, Burrus Matthias, Zorb. Harrison, Lemuel Gregory, Theophilus Kallam, Armstead Soals, Daniel Dunton, Thomas Parker, Edward Bunnill.

Ordered that John Northern, Maxm. Bowren, Lewis Cox and Aaron Bright...audit and settle the accounts of Joseph Ballentine exr. of the estate of Carter Bennett decd. with said estate and make return to next court.

Ordered that Lovey Etheridge be appointed guardian to Samuel Etheridge, Nancy Etheridge and Jamimah Etheridge orphans of Jesse Etheridge decd. and offers Thomas Tillitt Esq. and Lemuel Russell securities...800 pounds for each orphan &c.

Ordered that Thomas Tillitt, Joseph Daniel, Lazrus Linton, Abel Ashbee Esq. appraise and divide the estate of Jesse Etheridge decd. among the lawful representatives and make return to next Court.

Ordered that William Simmons, Samuel Simmons, Christohper Williams and John Humphries...appraise and divide the hoggs belonging to the estate of Tully Dauge decd. and make return.

On hearing the petition of Susanna Simmons praying that her right of dower be laid off &c.
Ordered that the sheriff summons a jury of good and lawful men together with the county surveyor to meet on the premises of Samuel Simmons decd. and lay off and set apart unto Susanna Simmons widow her right of dower in said land...

[8]
Account Sales and Inventories Ret. Nov. Term 1799
   
Acct. of sale of Jacob Lutts Decd. amount 12-17-11
    Acct. of sale of the estate of Lavinah Taylor decd. 16-12-6
    Acct of sale of the estate of Lemuel Simmons decd. 1-6-0
    Acct. of sale of the estate of John Burton decd. 11-3-7
    Acct. of sale of the estate of William Purdie decd. 25-10-6
    Acct. of sale of the estate of Mary Beacham decd. 26-14-0
    Inventory of the estate of Mary Beacham decd.
    Inventory of the estate of John Burton decd.
    Inventory of the estate of William Purdie decd.
    Inventory of the estate of Ambros Beesley decd.
    Audited accounts of Lydia Jarvis executrix with the estate of Thos. Jarvis decd.
    Audited acct. of Henery White with James Phillips, ballance due the orphan to the amount of 80-10-11 3/4.
    Audited acct. of Malachi Caps with the estate of Adam Mason decd., ballance due the estate 9-5-4.
    Audited acct. of Sol. White & Robinson Cator with the estate of Letisha White decd., ballance due the estate amount 116-5-10.
    Acct. current of Jane Melson with the estate of William Melson.
    Appraisement and division of the estate of John Simmons decd., amount of each child's part 55-12-6.
    Appraisement and division of the negroes belonging to the estate of William Melson decd., each child's part 72-10-0.
    Inventory of the estate of Luke Cherry decd. retd. by Josiah Cherry Admr.
    Inventory of the estate of Thomas Robinson decd. Rtd. by Chas. Williams.
    Audited acct. of Thomas Ballance with the estate of John O'Neel decd., amount ballance due 25-13-10.
    Audited acct. of Solomon Jarvis with the estate of Malachi Jarvis decd., ballance due amount 21-15-5.
    Audited acct. of Thomas Ferebee admr. of the estate of John Townsend decd., ballance 73-8-6.
    Inventory of the estate of Lavinah Taylor decd., cash in hand 38-17-2.
    Appraisement and division of negroes belonging to the heirs of Elias Dauge decd. and Seth Halstead decd. one fifth part 35-0-0.
    Deed from William Dowdy to Elijah Addison ack.
    Deed Moses Shewcroft to Andrew Bates Esq. ack.

[8a]  [Date is not readable, but is probably Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1799]
Present: Willis Etheridge, John Northern, Saml. Ferebee Esquires

State vs. John Williams} Indt.    Jury to wit:  Samuel Jarvis, John Tatum Sr., James White, John Doxey, James Doxey, Richd. Gregory, William Poyner, Josiah Nicholson, Thos. Ferebee, Caleb Sears, John Burton.  Impaneled and sworn say the defendant is guilty.

Ordered that Josiah Cherry have the right of adminr. on the estate of Luke Cherry decd. and offers for securities Samuel Ferebee & John Northern Esqrs....six hundred pounds. At the same time the administrator qualified, returned an inventory &c.

Ordered that Stephen Beasley be appointed overseer of the public Road on Roanoke Island from the Ready Branch to John Mans and that he act therein agreeable to law.

Came into Court Sinney (?) Robinson widow of Thomas Robinson decd. and relinquished her right of administration of the estate of the said deceased in favor of Christopher Williams.

Ordered therefore that Christopher Williams have the right of administration on the estate of Thomas Robinson decd. and offers for securities Jacob Perkins and Samuel Ferebee...200 pounds...administrator qualified and returned an inventory &c.

Ordered that the administrator of the estate of Luke Cherry decd. sell the perishable part of said estate and make return to next Court.

Ordered that John Jimmison be appointed overseer of the More's Point Road in the room of Evan Jones Esq.

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Ordered that Josiah Cherry (?) have leave to keep an ordinary at his own dwelling house...bond in the sum of 100 pounds...Solomon Alcock and Henry Mackpherson securities &c.

Ordered that Samuel Ferebee Esq. have the right of administration on the estate of James Spellman decd....Jacob Perkins and Christopher Williams securities...50 pounds.

Ordered that the administrator of the estate of Thomas Robinson decd. sell the perishable part of said estate...

Ordered that the administrator of the estate of James Spellman decd. sell the perishable part of said estate...

Ordered that John Northern Esq., Lemuel Wilson, Maxn. Boren and Simon Wilson... audit and settle the accounts of Peter Ballentine admr. of the estate of John Brooks decd...

Ordered that Davis (?) Ballentine be appointed guardian to Nancy Brooks orphan of Isaac Brooks decd....securities Peter Ballentine and Joseph Ballentine...150 pounds.

On hearing the petition of Sinney (?) Robinson praying for maintenance &c.

Ordered that Samuel Ferebee Esq., Samuel Etheridge, Solomon Alcock and Brickhouse Bell be appointed to allot and set off so much of the stock crop and provisions of Thomas Robinson decd. as may be sufficient for the maintenance of the said Sinney (?) Robinson widow of said deceased and family for one year...

Ordered that Mary Gregory be allowed twelve pounds a year to commence the second day of August last for the maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by William Hutchins...

Ordered that Willis Etheridge Esq. provide books and transcribe the registers books in his office agreeable to the report of the commissioners who was appointed to examine said books and that he return them to next Court for examination.

On hearing the petition of Sarah Cherry praying for maintenance ordered that John Northern Esq., Thomas Cox, Joseph Ballentine and Maxm. Boren set apart such part of the stock crop and provisions belonging to the estate of Luke Cherry decd. as may be sufficient for the support of herself and family for one year...

[9a]  [First item is too faded to read]

Ordered that Mary Tillett have leave to renew her ordinary bond and offers for securities Benjamin Taylor Sr. and Thomas Gray...100 pounds.

Wednesday, November 27 [1799]

Present: Willis Etheridge, Andrew Bates, Thos. Poyner Esquires.

Ordered that Wilson Woodhouse renew his constable bond for the ensuing year and offeres James White and Edward Hardy securities...250 pounds.

On the suit that was tried yesterday State vs. John Williams the defendant came into court and prayed an appeal to the Superior Court of law and Equity to be held for the District of Edenton at the Town of Edenton on the Sixth Day of April next which was granted on his giving bond with Saml. Ferebee & Thos. Mercer securities...250 pounds.

David Mersereau vs. Edward West Exr. of Saml. Wallis decd. Jury to wit:
Saml. Jarvis, John Tatum, James White, John Doxey, James Doxey, James Hughs, Josiah Nicholson, Leml. Sanderson, William Poyner, Benjn. Poyner, Nathan Oneel, Char. Grigs Impaneled & sworn say the Defd. is not Exr. or Admr. & never qualified as such.

[10]
Deeds, Account Currents, Account Sales & Inventorys &c.
Deed from Thomas Ferebee and wife to Demcy Duglass Jurat Demcy Casey.
Deed from Demcy Duglass to Demcy Casey Jurat Jos. Ballentine.
Deed from John Mann to John Sanderson Sr. Jurat Thos. Poyner.
Deed from Anthony Simmons & wife to Elisha Cason Ack.
Deed from Willoughby Dauge to Daniel Lee Acknowledged.
Deed from Thos. Ballance & wife to James Etheridge Acknowledged.
Deed from James Benett & wife to Leml. Mitchell Jurat Saml. _____
Deed from Willoughby Dauge to Daniel Lee Acknowledged.
Deed from Joseph Ballentine & wife to Demcy Duglass Demcy Casey Jurat.
Deed of gift from William Reed to Mallachi Reed Jurat
Deed from John Sanderson to Abraham Litchfield Jurat Samuel Gregory.

Ordered that John Northern, Joseph Ballentine, Maxm. Boren and Thomas Cox...audit and settle the accounts of Josiah Cherry Executor of the estate of James Nichols decd....

Ordered that Daniel Dunton to be discharged from any obligation of an Indenture of an apprentice Boy by the name of Joseph Highter son of Billy [or Betty?] Highter and that the said Joseph Highter be bound an apprentice to Edward Hardy to learn the trade of a cooper til he arrives to the age of twenty one years.

Ordered that Gideon Marchant be and is appointed guardian to Joseph Ballentine and Marchant Ballentine orphans of Joseph Ballentine decd. and in the room and stead of Maximillian Bowren former guardian and offers Thomas Ferebee and Davis Ballentine securities ...200 pounds each.

Ordered that William Fisher have the rights of administration on the estate of Levina Taylor orphan of Ebenezar Taylor decd. and offers securities...150 pounds Charles Griggs and James Etheridge &c.

[10a]
On hearing the petition of Nancy Beasley praying for maintenance &c.
Ordered that Nathan Hall Esq., Josiah Simson, John Macoy & Zorl. Harrison set apart and allot to Nancy Beasley widow of Ambros Beasely decd. so much of the stock, crop and provisions of the estate of the said Ambros Beasley decd. as may be sufficient for the maintenance of herself and family for one year...

Ordered that Thomas Ferebee be appointed guardian to Betsy Purlington orphan of Hezekiah Purlington decd. and offers Samuel Lee and Davis Ballentine in the sum of 100 pounds &c.

[Paragraph too faded to read from microfilm]

Thursday, November 28, 1799

Present: Willis Etheridge, John Northern, Andrew Bates and Saml. Ferebee Esquires.

Caleb Caps vs. James Sprats Exr.}Jury to wit: Samuel Jarvis, John Tatum, John Doxey, James Doxey, James Hughs, William Poyner, Josiah Nicholson, Leml. Sanderson, Nathaniel Hutchins, Davis Ballentine, James Poyner, Edward West Empaneled & sworn say there is no payment or set off and assess for the plaintif 3-12-0 [several more words faded].

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Ordered that Davis Ballentine have leave to keep an Ordinary at his own dwelling house...Joseph Ballentine and Jacob Perkins securities...100 pounds...

Ordered that Joseph Ballentine have leave to renew his Ordinary bond...Davis Ballentine and Jacob Perkins securities...100 pounds...

Zorobl. Harrison vs. Ann Lawther} Writ Case} Jury to wit: Samuel Jarvis, John Tatum, John Doxey, James Doxey, James Hughs, William Poyner, Josiah Nicholson, Leml. Sanderson, Nathaniel Hutchins, Davis Ballentine, Benjn. Taylor, John Jarvis Empaneled & Sworn say the Defendt. is not guilty.

Ordered that Andy Thomson have leave to renew her Ordinary bond...Benjn. Taylor & Josiah Nicholson securities...150 pounds.
Ordered that Thomas Ferebee have leave to renew his Ordinary bond...Peter Ballentine & Davis Ballentine securities...100 pounds.
Ordered that William Shergold be continued as Constable for the ensuing year...bond with Thomas Ferebee & Jeremiah Perkins...250 pounds...
Ordered that Jeremiah Perkins have leave to renew his Ordinary bond...Solomon Alcock & Thomas Ferebee securities...100 pounds...
Deed from Jesse Simmons & wife to Spence Hall ack. the feme covert being privately examined by Nathan Hall Esq.
Deed from Mary Sanderson and Kesiah Sanderson to Peter Gibson, Jurat Wm. Roten.
Bill of sale from Mary Poyner widow to Nathan Poyner, Jurat Benjamin Taylor Senr.
Account of sale of the estate of William Taylor decd. amt. 31-5-3 John Dun (?) admr.

[11a]
Friday, November 29, 1799

Present: Willis Etheridge, Thos. Poyner, Thos. Merchant Esquires

Davis Ballentine vs. John Williams} Debt } Jury Impaneled and sworn to wit:
Samuel Jarvis, John Tatum Sr., James White, John Doxey, James Doxey, James Hughs, William Poyner, Josiah Nicholson, Leml. Sanderson, John Fisher, Richard Hutching, Davis Ballentine say the writing declared on is the act and deed of the defd. That the value of the money [illegible words] that there is no payment [illegible words]...

Jurors to February Term 1800, to wit:
Jonathan Lindsey, Lamuel Wilson, Thomas Barrott, Jonathan Taylor, Thomas Barnard, Nathaniel Brock, Benjamin Taylor Junr., Cornelius Gregory, James Poyner, Samuel O Neel, Samuel Whitehurst, Samuel Poyner, Joshua Ball, Samuel Dauge, Richard Hutchings, Thos. C. Ferebee, Aaron Bright, Richard Gregory, Mitchaell Simmons, Caleb Gregory, Benjamin Poyner, Dennis Dauge, Josiah Etheridge, James Etheridge, Caleb Church, Maximillian Bowren, Thomas Ferebee Moyouck, Joel Kinnion, George Forbes (Forker?), Lewis Cox. Willis Simmons, and Davis Fancher Constables to attend next Term.

Hollo. Williams Exor. vs. Hollo. Etheridge & Jesse Simmons} Debt } Jury the same as before except James Hughs in room of Solomon Alcock & Samuel Lee in the room of Davis Ballentine. Impaneled and Sworn say that Defd. did assign (?) that they did assume (?) within three years and that there is no sets off [I can't really make out what this says, but damages were awarded].

[12]
J. Perkins vs. Sam. Baxter} Case{ Jury the same as before Empaneled and Sworn say the Defendant [That's all it says].

Ordered that the Sheriff sell the one half of a Negro man Taff the property [of] Julian Simmons orphan of Asahell Simmons decd. for six months credit the sale to be on the 4 Day of January next at the house of Daniel Dunton and that the Sheriff advertise the same agreeable to law. Provided that if Col. Duke refuse to have his part of said Negro sold at the same time and place and on the same terms the said sale not to commence.

Ordered that Samuel Ferebee Esqr. be apprentice guardian to Isaac Etheridge, Betsy Dauge, Phillip Dauge, Sally Dauge, Penelope Dauge, Charity Dauge and Samuel Dauge orphans of Peter Dauge decd. and offers Williams Simmons and Joseph Ferebee Esqr. securities...200 pounds for each orphan.

Ordered that Willoughby Dauge, Brickhouse Bell, William Simmons, Joseph Ferebee & Thomas C. Ferebee be appointed commissioners with the County Surveyor to divide the Real estate of Peter Dauge among his legal representatives agreeable to his Last Will and Testament...

On hearing the petition of Chloe Dauge widow of Peter Dauge decd. praying that her dowery may be laid off &c.
Ordered that the Sheriff summons a jury of good and lawful men together with the County Surveyor to meet on the premises of the said Peter Dauge decd. & lay off the said widows dowery...

Ordered that the Clerk issue a certificate for each respective juror and that each person [Difficult to read. Has something to do with a ticket].

Ordered that no execution for the witness ticket in the suit Joseph Ferebee vs. Joseph Ballentine (Ballance?) be issued after next court.

[12a]
Ordered that all orders for and being and Dividing Decd. persons estates therefore granted be continued for Returns &c.

Account current of the estate of Tallamachus Shergold Decd. Balance due the estate of Tallamachus Shergold decd. 23-16-8.

Deed from William Thomson to Samuel Ferebee. Jurat Joseph Ferebee Esqr.
[Signatures]:
    Joseph Ferebee
    S. Ferebee
    Wm. Simmons
    Thos. Poyner

[13]
Catherine Jones vs. Last Will & Testament of Joseph Jones decd. } Decent (?) {August Term 1799

Ordered that the sheriff summons a jury of good and lawful men unrelated either by affinity or sanguinity & lay off & alot unto Catherine Jones widow such part of the personal estate of Joseph Jones decd. as she ought of right to be possessed ...and that you the said jury make return of your proceedings to our next Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions...last Monday of Novemeber next...witness Spence Hall Clerk of the said Court at office the XXX day of August and in the XXIV year of our Independence anno Dom 1799. T. Baxter Dy. C.C.C.

[Jury's decision is faded and difficult to read] We the jury after being sworn did take unto ... last Will and Testament of John Jones decd....to his late wife Catherine Jones...her widowhood of his estate...do order that she take a childs part agreeable to Law. Given under our hands and seals the 19th Day of November ano Dom 1799 ordered that the widow pay the Cost.
    Thomas Gray
    Jarvis Allen
    Wm. Lunn
    James Parker
    Jacob Dunton
    Thos. Jarvis
    Thos. Sanderson
    Leml. Taylor
    Thos. Sanderson Junr.
    Nathan O Neel
    Richard Allen
    John Mackhorney
Recorded and Examined this 3rd Day of Dec. 1799
    T. Baxter Dy. C.C.C.

[13a]    [This page is almost completely illegible on microfilm. Appears to be related to the laying off of a road]

[14]
State of No. Carolina
[line faded]
    You are hereby commanded to summons a jury of good and lawful men to meet on the premises of Nathaniel Hutchings (?) and lay off a cart road from Gamels Bridge (?) to the road leading from the Main Road to Caleb Gregorys lane or other place where the jury may think proper and that the said jury make return of their proceedings ...the last Monday in November Next. Witness Spence Hall Clk ...XXX Day of August anno Dom 1799. T. Baxter Dy. C.C.C.
    In obedience to the above order of Court we the subscribers being summonsed and sworn to lay off the said Road proceed as follows Beginning at a Black gum on Samuel Dauges and Nathaniel Hutchings line from thence a straight course across Samuel Dauges land to a pine standing in his and William Hutchings line from thence a straight course across William Hutchings lands and the land belonging to the orphans of Thomas Hutchings decd. to the mouth of the lane between said Hutchings orphans and Caleb Gregory and assess Ten Shillings damage to Wm. Hutchings and Ten Shillings damage to the Orphans of Thomas Hutchings decd. given under our hand and seal this 21 Day of September 1799.
    Solomon Alcock
    John Humphries
    T. (?) Etheridge
    W. Simmons
    Saml. (x) Whitehurst
    Jeremiah Mercer
    John Williams
    John Daily
    Mitchael Simmons
    B.H. Bell
    Caleb Sears
    Thos. C. Ferebee
Recorded and Examined this 3rd Day of Dec. 1799 per T. Baxter Dy. C.C.C.

[14a]    [First line or two too faded to read from microfilm]
Ordered that the sheriff...good and lawful men to...the Publick road from the mouth of ...Dauges lane to lane between Samuel Whitehurst & James Dauge and make return...Test T. Baxter Dy. C.C.C.

State of North Carolina
Currituck County} In obedience to the above order of court we the subscribers being summoned and sworn to straighten the road from the mouth of Mitchaell Dauges lane to the lane between Samuel Whitehurst and James Dauge have proceeded to lay off and straighten the same as follows to extend straight on with the road between Philip Dauge and Mitchaell Dauge just over the road ditch far enought to be straight with the road between Philip Dauge and Samuel Whitehurst to the turn of the road to the northward of the trak and we assess the damage to Samuel Whitehurst to be five shillings given under our hand and seal this 4th Day of September Anno Dom 1799.
    John Robertson
    Solomon Jarvis
    Thos. C. Ferebee
    John Sawyer
    Gr. (?) Dauge
    Caleb Sears
    T. Ferebee
    Christo. Williams
    Dennis Dozier
    Solo. Alcock
    Isles Simmons
    Saml. Dozier
Recorded and examined this 3 Day of Decr. 1799 per T. Baxter Dy. C.C.C.

[15]
Edward West and Samuel Miller guardians to the orphans of Zadock Jones deceased to Court} Petition for Partition of Real Estate
Ordered that the sheriff summons Thomas Merchant, James Philips, Andrew Bates Esqr. and John Hill and Jeremiah Land together with the County Surveyor to meet on the premises and divide the Real Estate of Zadock Jones decd.agreeable to the prayer of the petitioners and agreeable to law...and make return...the last Monday in November next...witness Spence Hall Clerk of our said Court this XXX day of August in the XXIV year of our Independence Ano Dom 1799. T. Baxter Dy. C.C.C.

[A plat and description of the land of Zadock Jones appears at this point on the reel. It is a little difficult to read]. State of North Carolina, Currituck County} This Plan represents the land and plantation of Zadock Jones decd. called the mannor plantation situate in the county afsd. in Gibbs Woods bounded as followeth: Beginning at a Black Gum at the head of a Branch near John Hills House...[detailed description of the land]...Doxey Jones have the Northward side and Rebecca Miller wife of Samuel Miller have the southward side and pay to the guardian of Doxey Jones fifty silver dollars with lawful interest from the Date and further that each have a priviledge of the road leading from the Island down to the Marsh and we further say that the Marsh remains as a priviledge for each orphan that is Doxey Jones has three fourths and Rebecca Miller wife of Samuel Miller one fourth and the parties being present did not wish said Marsh to be divided only agreeable to the will reads.  Given under our hands and seals this 12th day of September 1799.
    Test T. Ferebee Dy. Surv.
[list of surveryor's fees and amount paid to Edward West "for all Victuals and drink &c."]
    Thomas Marchant
    James Philips
    Andrew Bates
    John Hill
Recorded and Examined this 3rd Day of Dec. 1799 per T. Baxter Dy. C. C. C.


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