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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(continuation of reel)

1801 (February Term)

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State of North Carolina
At a court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Begun and held for the County of Currituck at the Court house in Said County on the Last Monday of February Being the 23rd Day and Continued by Adjournments till the 28th Day of February In the year of Our Lord 1801
Present: Willis Etheridge, Andrew Bates, Andrew Duke, Abel Ashbee Esquires

Jury Empanled and Sworn to wit
Solomon Alcock Forman, William Williams, Gideon Marchant, Duke Bell, Joshua Halstead, Simon Mathias, Samuel Whitehost, Mitchel Simmons, Richard Hutchings, Caleb Gregory, Henry Ballentine, Peter Ballentine, Griffith Dauge, William Brumsey Constable Sworn to attend the Grand Jury.
Grand Jury discharged on Thursday the 26th.

Ordered that Zorobabel Harrison, John Macoy, John A. Melson and Jonathan Lindsey...audit and settle the accounts of Spence Hall Administrator of the estate of Lindsey Chandler Decd...

Came into Court Andrew Bates Esquire and Returned on Oath an Inventory of the Estate of John Dean Decd.

Ordered that Nathan Tatem have Leave to keep an Ordinary in his own Dwelling house in this County. At the same time said Tatum Give Bond with Saml. Salyear & Jacob Dunton securities in the sum of one hundred pounds agreeable to Law.

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Ordered that James Douglass have the right of Administration on the Estate of Thomas Taylor Decd. at the same time the Administrator came into Court and Qualified & give bond with Joseph Ferebee Esqr. & Nathan Poyner securities in the sum of Eight Hundred pounds and Returned an Inventory agreable to Law.

On motion ordered that Andrew Duke Esquire, Thomas Williams and Daniel Dunton allot off and set a part to Frances Taylor widdow of Thomas Taylor Decd. as Much of the Stock, Crop and Provisions of the Estate of the said Deceased as May Be sufficient for the Maintainence of the said widdow and Family for One Year agreable to law.

Ordered that the administator of the estate of Thomas Taylor Decd. sell the perishable part of said Decd. Estate and make Return to next court.

Ordered that Thomas Sanderson, Thomas Barnard, Benjamin Taylor Senr. and Daniel Lindsey or any three of them audit and settle the accounts of Nathan Poyner Administrator of the Estate of James Hill Decd. and make return to next court.

Ordered that Dolly Williamson have the right of Administr. on the Estate of James Williamson Decd. at the same time the Administratrix Qualified and give bond with Aaron Bright and Simon Wilson securities in the sum of Two Hundred pounds & returned an Inventory agreable to law.

Ordered that the administratrix of the Estate of James Williamson Decd. sell the Perishable part...

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Came into Court Samuel Holt guardian in right of his wife to Cornelius Briant and Rhoda Briant orphans of John Briant Decd. and Relinquished his guardianship. Ordered therefore that Evan Jones Esquire be appointed guardian to said orphans at the same time the guardian give bond with Samuel Salyear and Thomas Marchant...200 pounds for each orphan.

Ordered that Thomas Marchant, Andrew Bates Esqr. John Hill and Edward West...audit and settle the accounts of Samuel Holt former guardian in right of his wife to Cornelius Briant and Rhoda Briant orphans of John Briant Decd. with Evan Jones the present guardian and make return...

...adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Ten Oclock

Tuesday February the 24th 1801
   
Present: Willis Etheridge, Samuel Salyer, Thomas Williams Esquires

Ordered that Betsey Powers wife of Cornelius Powers be allowed the sum of Twelve pounds for keeping a Bastard child begotten by John Cox for one year to commence from the time that her last allowance expired to be paid by the said John Cox.

The Last Will and Testament of Jane Lee was Exhibited in open court and proved by the Oath of James Bates at the same time William Etheridge Executor named in said will Qualified and returned an Inventory on Oath agreable to Law.

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Ordered that Andrew Bates, Edward Bunnel Esqr., Samuel Etheridge audit...accounts of Andrew Duke guardian to Rebecca Ballance orphan of Caleb Ballance Decd. and make return.

The Last will and Testament of Cornelius Caves was exhibited...proved by Wallis Bray a subscribing witness...

The Last Will and Testament of Willis Bright was Exhibited...proved by John Northern Esqr. a subscribing witness...at the same time Richard Bright came into court...qualified as executor...Returned an Inventory.

Ordered that Francis Pugh have right of admin. on Estate of John Pugh Decd...admin. qualified, bond with Joseph Daniel and James Mason...400 pounds...returned inventory.

Ordered that the administratrix of the Estate of John Pugh Decd. sell the Perishable part...

The Last Will and Testament of Henry Bright was exhibited...proved by oath of David Messereau a subscribing witness thereto at the same time Mary Bright Qualified executrix thereto.

Daniel Lindsey admr. of the Estate of Joseph Lindsey Decd. came into Open Court & Returned an Inventory...

Ordered that Joseph Daniel have the right of Admr. on the Estate of Benjamin Daniel Decd...qualified...bond with Samuel Salyear and Thomas Tillett Esquires...four hundred pounds & returned an Inventory...

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Ordered that James Mason, Morris Baum Senr. & Stephen Wesket appraise and divide the estate of Benjamin Daniel Decd. which is not sold among his Lawfull heirs and make return to next court.

Ordered that James Mason, Morris Baum Senr. & Stephen Wesket audit and settle the accounts of Joseph Daniel Admr. of the Estate of Benjamin Daniel Decd....

Ordered that Frances Williamson have the right of Administration on the Estate of Henry Williamson decd...the administratrix qualified...bond with Joel Ayles and Saml. Poyner...six hundred pounds.

Ordered that the administratrix of Henry Williamson Decd. sell the perishable part of the estate...

The Last Will and Testament of Catherine Jones was exhibited...proved by oath of Thomas Jarvis...George Howard qualified as executor...

Ordered that Samuel Tillett Guardian in right of his wife to the orphans of Jesse Etheridge Decd. sell the perishable part of the said orphans Estate...

Ordered that George Forker be appointed Constable in the room of Joseph Ballentine Resigned...qualified and gave bond with Maxn. Bowren and Joseph Ballentine...200 pounds...

The Last Will and Testament of Sarah Slaughter Decd. was exhibited...proved by oath of James Brunt...Joel Kinnian appeared in Court and qualified Executor thereto...returned an Inventory...

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Ordered that Mary Gregory be allowed Ten Pounds a year for keeping a Bastard Child begotten on her body by William Hutchings to commence the second day of August Last past to be paid by the said William Hutchings in Equal Quarterly payments.

Ordered that Thomas Jarvis be exempt from the Payment of Twelve Pounds of the Hire of a negro Man Menus that Mathias Toler Bid of the year 1800 for thirty pounds which Negro Man Belongs to Mary Sanderson orphan of Jesse Sanderson decd. on account of his Being sick & under the Doctor.

Ordered that William Luts orphan of Jacob Luts Decd. be Bound an apprentice to Jonathan Kemp till he arrives to the age of Twenty one years to learn the Trade of a house Carpenter & the said Kemp is to give him Schooling as the Law Directs said orphn. Being now about fifteeen years old.

Ordered that George Forker, Joseph Ballentine, William Simmons & Aaron Bright...appraise and Divide the Estate of Peggy Nichols Decd. orphan of Frances Nichols Decd. among her lawfull heirs and Make return to next court.

Ordered that Jonathan Kemp be appointed guardian to William Luts orphan of Jacob Luts Decd...bond with Jacob Sawyer and Levi W. Hall...fifty pounds...

Ordered that Davis Ballentine be appointed overseer of the Publick Road in the room of James Brunt...

The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Dough Decd. was Exhibited in Open Court...proved by oath of William Carter one of the subscribing witnesses...Mary Dought (sic) appeared in Court as Executrix thereto.

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Ordered that Samuel Gregory take from Elizabeth Greer the child which she bore to him.

Ordered that Moses Ballentine be appointed guardian to Elizabeth Ballentine orphan of Daniel Ballentine Decd....bond with Peter Culpepper & Cornelius Powers...150 pounds...

Ordered that Nancy Cooper be bound an apprentice to William Gray & wife till she is eighteen years of age to learn the Trade of Spinning she being now about the age of Nine years.

Ordered that Daniel Lindsey be appointed guardian to Polley Lindsey orphan of Joseph Lindsey Decd....bond with Thomas Poyner and Jonathan Lindsey...1000 pounds...

Ordered that Samuel Ferebee Esqr., Thomas C. Ferebee, Samuel Etheridge and Philip Dauge...audit and settle the accounts of Thomas Burges Esquire with the Estate of Maryan White Decd. who was Executor of Evan Standley Decd. who was the Executor of the said Maryan White Decd. and make return to Next Court.

Ordered that Thomas Garrett Esqr., James Best, Nathan Walker & Joseph Humphries...audit and settle the accounts of John Perry Admr. of the Estate of Samuel Perry Decd...

Ordered that James Bowen be appointed Constable in the Gibbs Woods District...qualified...gave bond with Edward West and Dorey Dauge...250 pounds.

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Ordered that Daniel Shannon be appointed Constable in the Powells Point District...qualified...gave bond with Daniel Lindsey and Levi W. Hall...250 pounds...

Ordered that Brickhouse Bell, Philip Dauge, Solomon Alcock & John Williams be appointed Patrolers for the Indian Ridge District...

Ordered that James Scott & James Brent be appointed Patrolers for Tulls Creek District...

Ordered that Demcey Northern and Joel Ayles be appointed Patrolers in Moyock District...

Ordered that Griffeth Gray be appointed Overseer of the Publick Road in the room & stead of Samuel Eady late Overseer...

The Last Will and Testament of Henry Holoway was Exhibited...proved by oath of William Williams a subscribing witness...Mary Holoway qualified as Executrix...

Ordered that Malachi Jones, Samuel Etheridge, Caleb Caps & John Simmons...audit & settle the accounts of Jesse Simmons Former Guardn. of Dennis Simmons orphan with John Ansell the Present guardian...

Ordered that James Hughs & Jeremiah Perkins be appointed patrolers in the Court House District as far as Willoughby Whites...

Ordered that Moses Bunnel be appointed Constable...qualified...bond with Davis Fancher and Embly Bunnel...250 pounds...

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The Last Will and Testament of Giles Gibbs Decd. was Exhibited...proved by oath of George Howard a subscribing witness...Jonathan Taylor qualified as executor...

Ordered that Jonathan Taylor Executor of the Estate of Giles Gibbs Decd. sell the perishable part of said Decd. estate...

Benjamin Sanderson orphan of Benjamin Sanderson Decd. came into Court and chose Thomas Barnard his guardian ordered that Thomas Barnard be appointed accordingly...bond with Thomas Poyner & Thomas Heath...200 pounds...

Ordered that Charles Ballance have the right of Admr. on the Estate of Bethany Ballance Decd. ...bond with Demsey Ballance and Thomas Ballance ...50 pounds...qualified & returned an Inventory...

The Legatees & Divisees of Lazs. Linton vs. The Heirs of Lazarus Linton} Disputed Will
Jury to wit Thomas Cox, Simon Wilson, Jesse Halstead, James Cowel, William Ward, Joseph Gregory, Mitchel Gregory, James Etheridge, Nathl. Hutchins, Holowell Etheridge, Obediah Caps, Josiah Parr Empaneled and Sworn Say the paper writing Exhibited Porporting to be the noncupative Last Will and Testament of Lazarus Linton Decd. does not contain the Last will and Testament of the said Lazarus Linton Deceased.

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The Divisees of Lazarus Linton vs. The Heirs of Lazarus Linton} Disputed Will
Jury the Same as the last Except Holowell Etheridge -- Embly Bunnil in his Stead Empaneled and sworn say the writing Produced to them contains the last will & Testament of Lazarus Linton Decd.

Court Adjourned

Wednesday, February the 25th 1801
    Present: Samuel Salyear, Andrew Bates, Samuel Ferebee, Edward Bunnel Esquires

The Last Will and Testament of Lazrus Linton was Exhibited in Open Court...proved by oath of George Clark a subscribing witness...the said George Clark relinquished his Right of Executorship to the same. Ordered that Abel Ashbee Esqr. have the right of administration on the Estate of the said Lazarus Linton Decd. with the will Enexed...administrator qualified...bond with Willoughby White and Thomas Tillett...6,000 pounds.

Ordered that Charlotte White have the right of administration on the Estate of Solomon White...administrator qualified...bond with Malachi Jones and Elias Williams...500 pounds...Returned an inventory...

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Ordered that Hillary Morse have leave to Keep an Ordinary at his own Dwelling house...bond with Jeremiah Perkins & Mitchel Gregory...100 pounds.

Came into Court Henry Sanderson orphan of John Sanderson Decd. he Being upwards of fourteen years of age and chose Hadley Woodhouse his guardian. Ordered therefore that the said Hadley Woodhouse be appointed guardian to the said Henry Sanderson...bond with Thomas Poyner & James Phillips...300 pounds.

Ordered that Willoughby Dauge, Samuel Ferebee Esqr., Thomas Cooper Ferebee audit and settle the accounts of Christopher Williams administrator of the Estate of Thomas Robertson...

John Sneeden (?) vs. John Humpries Executors} Debt } Jury to wit Thomas Cox, Simon Willson, Jesse Halstead, James Cowel, Joseph Gregory, Mitchel Gregory, James Etheridge, John Dailey, William Etheridge, Thomas Heath, Armstead Soales, William Brabble Empaneled and Sworn say the Obligation Declared on is the Deed of the Defendants Testator and that there is no payment or Set of and assess for the Plaintiff Six pence Damage & Six pence Cost.

John Sneeden (?) vs. John Humphries Executors} Debt} Jury the same as the last Empaneled and Sworn say the Obligation Declared on is the Deed of the Defendants Testator and that there is no payment or set off and assess for the Plaintif Six pence Damage and 6d Cost.

Doe on the Demise of Charles V. Herbert vs. Roe & Clemment Hill Tennents in Possession} Ejectment} Jury the Same as the last Empaneled and Sworn say the Defendant is Guilty and assess Six pence Damage and Six pence Cost.

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Ordered that Edward Bunnel Esqr., Duke Bell, Davis Ballentine and Obediah Caps...audit and settle the accounts of Henry West Administrator of the Estate of Sarah Lee Decd. and Administrator of the Estate of John Lee Decd...

Ordered that Thomas Jones on the North Banks be Exempt from the Payment of any Pool Tax in futer.

Mrs. Sarah Linton widow of Lazarus Linton Esqr. Decd. came into Court in her own Person and Desented from the Last Will and Testament of the said Lazarus Linton Decd....Claims Dower in the Real and Personal Estate of the Deceased agreable to the Directions of the Acts of Assembly in Such Cases made and Provided.

Ordered that Nathan Hall, Thomas Garrett, Thomas Tillitt and James Best...audit and settle the accounts of Samuel Dough Admr. of the Estate of Jesse Dough Decd. who was Admr. of John Dough Decd...

Doe on the Demise of Chas. V. Herbert vs. Roe & Clemment Hill Tennents in Possession} Ejectment} Judgement against the Defendant.
The Defendant craved an appeal to the Superior Court of Law and Equity to be held for the District of Edenton at the Courthouse in Edenton on the Sixth Day of October Next which was granted...bond with Mathias Toler and Thomas Jones...300 pounds...Atty. Thomas Johnson Esqr. filed the Following reason for said appeal
Charles V. Herbert vs. Clemment Hill} Ejectment} Reason in appeal -- that the verdict of the Jury is Contrary to Law and Evidence
Signed Thomas Johnson
The Defendent Clemment Hill came into Court and Relinquished this appeal in the Suit Charles V. Herbert Brought against him. Test S. Hall C.C.C.

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Thursday the 26th February 1801
    Present: William Simmons, Willis Etheridge, Andrew Duke Esquires

Ordered that Abel Ashbee Esqr. administrator with the will Enexd. of the Estate of Lazarus Linton Decd. sell the Perishable part of said Deceased Estate...

Ordered that Jeremiah Mercer Junr. be appointed Overseer of the Publick Road in the Room & Stead of James Whitehost late overseer...

Ordered that James Etheridge & William Tatum Tatum (sic) be appointed Commissioners of the Publick Ground on which the Court house Stands...for the ensuing year.

Ordered that Philip Williams Orphan of Philip Williams Decd. be Bound an apprentice to Thomas Roberts to learn the Trade and Mistery of a Cordwainer and the said Roberts is to Give him Schooling as the Law directs said Orphan Being about thirteen years of Age and is to serve till he arrives to the age of Twenty One years.

Ordered that Thomas Poyner have the right of Administration on the Estate of Nancy Sanderson Decd. Orphan of Jesse Sanderson Decd...administrator Qualified...bond with Samuel Salyer and Andrew Duke Esquires...500 pounds.

State vs. Doctr. John Robertson} Indt. Nusance} Jury to wit Thomas Cox, Jesse Halstead, James Cowel, Benjamin Poyner, James Powers, James Etheridge, Joel Kinnian, William Poyner, Jesse Taylor, John Sears, Samuel Powers, Saml. Baxter Empaneled and Sworn say the Defendant is Not Guilty. Ordered by the Court that the Prosecutor pay Cost.

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The Last Will and Testament of John Sanderson Decd. was Exhibited...proved by oath of John Read and William Lunn...Benjamin Taylor named Executor Qualified...

The Petition of Silah Sanderson widow of John Sanderson Decd. Praying for Dower in the said Decd. estate...Ordered therefore that a Venire Facias Issue to the Sheriff to Lay of Said Dower agreable to the prayer of the said Petioner...

Ordered that Thomas Poyner Esqr., Thomas Sanderson, Daniel Lindsey and Benjamin Taylor...audit...accounts of Jacob Gibson Administrator of the Estate of John Gibson Decd...

Ordered Thomas Poyner Esqr., Thomas Sanderson, Daniel Lindsey & Nathan Poyner...audit... the accounts of Benjamin Taylor Administrator of the Estate of Reuben Land Decd....

The Petition of Silah Sanderson widow of John Sanderson Decd. Dissenting from her said Husbands Last Will & Testament Praying that She May have Dower Laid off to her off the Personal Estate of the said Deceased Ordered therefore that a Venire facias Issue...

Ordered that Samuel Salyer, Edward Hardy Esqr., Thomas Barnard & Thomas Jarvis...audit...accounts of Thomas Poyner Executor of the Last Will and Testament of George Caffee Decd...

Ordered that Leaven Dunton be appointed Overseer of the Great Swamp Road in the room and stead of Lemuel Walker late overseer...

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Ordered that the following be the rates of all the Tavern Keepers in this County Vizt. for every Jill of Westindia Rum 1/ Do. Mixed with water 1/ Sweetened with Loaf Sugar 1/3 One Jill of American or French Rum 8d if Swetned with Loaf sugar 1/ For Country Made Brandy pr. Jill 8d if Swetned 1/ One Jill of West India Rum made into punch 1/10 One Quart of good wine 5/ Do. Inferior 4/ one Quart of Cyder 6d for a warm Breckfast 2/6 Lodging Each Night 6d Each Pottle (?) of Oats or Corn 1/ Each Bundle of Blade Fodder 4d Pasturage or Stableing a horse Twenty four Hours 6d -- and that the respective Tavern Keepers Keep and Observe the Same.
[Note: One gill or jill equals 1/4 pint]

Samuel Baxter vs. Robert Barnard} Case} Jury to wit Thomas Cox, Jesse Halstead, James Cowel, Joseph Gregory, Mitchel Gregory, John Wesket, Simon Wilson, Benjamin Tatum, Jesse Taylor, John Sears, Holowell Etheridge, John Perry Empaneled & Sworn say the Defendant did Assume and that they did assume within three years and assess the Plaintiff damages to thirty pounds & Cost.

Luke Lawless exhibited in Open Court a power of attorney from Bridget Lawless, Susanna Ternan otherwise Lawless, Elizabeth Lawless and Elinor Lawless and Edmond Dugan of the City of Dublin in the Kingdom of Ireland and also an affidavit of Michael Turnan Proving the above said Persons to be the Lawfull heirs of Michael Lawless of this County Decd. which was sworn to and Subscribed Before Henry Bowan (?) one of the Alderman of the said City of Dublin whose Certificate and assesment was Counter signed by Joseph Wilson Consul of the United States of America for the said City of Dublin which said writing is adjudged by the Court to be sufficiently authenticated and attested ordered therefore that the Clerk of this Court certify the same and that the above said writings be Registered in the Publick Registers Office of this County agreable to an Act of Assembly in such Case Made and Provided.

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John Sneeden vs. The Heirs of Thos. Humphries Decd.} Scire facias} Jury to wit
Thomas Cox, Jesse Halstead, James Cowel, Joseph Gregory, Mitchel Gregory, James Etheridge, Simon Wilson, Saml. Baxter, Jesse Taylor, John Sears, Holowell Etheridge Empaneled and Sworn say that there are no assets in the Hands of John Humphries who was Executor of John Humphries Judgement according to Record against the Heirs.

John Sneeden vs. The Heirs of Thomas Humphries} Scire facias} Jury the same as the Last Empaneled and Sworn Say that there are no assets in the hands of John Humphries who was Executor of Thomas Humphries Judgement according to Record against the Heirs -- in this and the Preceeding Cause the Plaintiffs Claims but Eight Hundred Pounds.

Joseph Ferebee vs. Joseph Ballance } TV. A} Jury to wit Thomas Cox, Jesse Halstead, Jeremiah Mercer, Joseph Gregory, Mitchel Gregory, John Wesket, Simon Wilson, Samuel Baxter, Jesse Taylor, John Sears, John Perry, Benjamin Tatum Empaneled and Sworn say the Defendant is not Guilty the Plaintiff Craved an appeal which was Granted on his giving Thomas Merser Senr. & James Cowel & John Williams securities in the sum of 300 pounds...

Benjamin Taylor Assignee of Mary Tillett vs. Samuel Salyer Jr.} Debt} Jury the same as the last Empaneled and Sworn say there is no payment or Set of and assess the Plaintiff Damage to 1 pound 10 shillings 2 pence & 6d Cost.

John Sneeden vs. John Humphries Executors} Debt} Jury the Same as the last Empaneled and Sworn say the obligation Declared on is the Deed of the Defendants Testator that there is no payment or set of and assess 6d Damage and 6d Cost.

John Sneeden vs. John Humphries Executors} Debt} Jury Empaneled and Sworn say the Obligation Declared on is the Deed of the Defendants Testator and that there is no payment or set of and assess 6d Damage & 6d Cost.
Receipt from Saml. Salyer to the Executor to be Deducted from the Judgemt.

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Court Adjourned
Friday February the 27th 1801
    Present: Willis Etheridge, Samuel Ferebee, Thomas Garrett Esquires

Ordered that Thomas Garrett Esquire be Permitted to Keep an Ordinary at his Own Dweling house...bond with Thomas Barnard and Jacob Perkins...100 pounds...

Ordered that the Sheriff Summons Caleb Etheridge, Thomas Garrett Esqr., Abel Ashbee Esqr., Brickhouse Bell and John Mackie as Juriors to attend the next Superior Court to be held for the District of Edenton on the sixth Day of April Next at the Courthouse in the Town of Edenton.

Ordered that the Sheriff summons Thomas Alison, Lewis Cox, John Lamb, Phillip Dauge, John Sears, Dennis Dauge, Samuel Dauge, Josiah Etheridge, James Etheridge Son of Amous, James Dauge, Daniel Lee, Davis Ballentine, Maxn. Bowren, Benjamin Tatum, Hillary Morse, Jonathan Taylor, James Poyner, Samuel Oneel, Nathan Tatum, John Church, Francis Morse, Zack. Morse, Mitchel Simmons, Mitchel Scott, John Womsley, William Poyner, Isaiah Parr, Francis Snoden, William Etheridge, William Brabble, Caleb Etheridge to attend as Juriors at Currituck May court Next. Davis Fansher Constable.

Jesse Simmons vs. Holowell Etheridge} Cavt. (?)} Jury to wit Thomas Cox, Jesse Halstead, James Cowel, Joseph Gregory, Mitchel Gregory, Simon Wilson, Maxn. Bowren, Thomas Lee, Philip Dauge, George Poyner, Thomas Cox, Christopher Williams Empaneled and Sworn say the obligatory writing on the deed of the defendant [faded] he hath broke his covenant and hath not performed the same [faded] that there is no payment nor set of and assess for [faded] & eighty five pounds Six Shillings & 4d.

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Maxn. Bowren guardn. of Ballentines Orphans vs. Holowell Etheridge & Jesse Simmons} Jury to wit Thos. Cox, Jesse Halstead, James Cowell, Joseph Gregory, Mitchel Gregory, Simon Wilson, William Maund, Thos. Lee, Caleb Sears, Solomon Alcock, Solomon Cox, Christopher Williams Empaneled & sworn say the Defendt. did assume and that there is no paymt. or set of and assess the Plaintiff Damage to Thirty six pounds thirtheen shillings & 7 & 6d cost.

Michael Lawless Admr. vs. Nathan Poyner} Case} Jury to wit Thos. Cox, Jesse Halstead, James Cowel, Joseph Gregory, Mitchl. Gregory, James Etheridge, Simon Wilson, Maxn. Bowren, Thos. Lee, Caleb Sears, Edward West, Christopher Williams Empaneled & Sworn say --Jury withdrawn.

Ordered that Malachi Mercer have leave to straighten & Turn the Road against his Plantation so that he Does not shut up the Old Road untill the New Road is compleated...

Read the Petition of Sarah Linton Widow of Lazarus Linton Decd. Praying that her maintenance for one year be laid off to her...

Ordered therefore that Jonathan Lindsey Esqr., Nathan Hall, Stephen Wesket & George Clark Set of and allot to the said Sarah Linton Relict of Lazarus Linton Deceased [year's provisions]...

Jacob Perkins vs. Isaac Guilford} Case} Jury the Same as the Last Empaneled & sworn say the -- Jury Withdrawn.

Ordered that Samuel Salyear Esquire Privately Examine Zilpha Mulder who assigned a Deed with her husband for a Tract of Land to Daniel Kinnian and that he Make Report there of to the Court

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James Cowell vs. Thomas Lee} Appl. Warrt.} Jury to wit Thos. Cox, Jesse Halstead, Daniel Kinnian, Joseph Gregory, Mitchel Gregory, James Etheridge, Simon Wilson, John Dailey, Isaiah Parr, Caleb Sears, Philip Dauge, Christopher Williams ...say the Defendent -- non suit ordered by the Court.

Saturday, February 28, 1801
    Present: Willis Etheridge, Samuel Salyer, Andrew Duke Esquires

Ordered that Nathan Shannon Orphan of John Shannon Decd. who was bound formerly to Samuel Salyer Senr. Be now Bound an apprentice to Samuel Salyer Esquire to learn the trade of a Black Smith till he arrives to the age of Twenty one years said Samuel Salyer Esqr. is to give him schooling...

Exhibited and Read in Court the Petition of Abia Poyner widow of Peter Poyner Deceased...to wit
Currituck Feby. Term 1801
To the worshipfull the County Court now sitting The Petition of Abia Poyner widow of Peter Poyner Decd. Humbly Sheweth that your Petitioners late Husband Deceased about three years past and possessed & seized of a small peice of Juniper Swamp Supposed to be about four acres and your Petitioner Being in Indigent Circumstances with three small children and your Petitioner herself Being very Infirm and upon sufference and your Petitioner is informed that the Timber on the said four acres of Swamp Land is Likely to be cut and Carried off by other Peoples Hands who works ajacent To the same. Your Petitioner therefore prays that your worships will Grant an order to Impower your Petitioner to Employ hands to...

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...Work the above Mentioned Timber so that she and her children May be supported thereby and not become a County charge
and your Petitioner as in Duty bound will Ever pray &c.
Abia (her x mark) Poyner

Ordered that Abia Poyner widow of Peter Poyner Decd. have Permission to Employ hands to work and Take off of the four Acres of Swamp Land which the said Deceased Died Seized or Possessed of the Juniper Timber which Stands on the same and that the said widdow apply the Profits of the same to the Support of herself and children agreable to the Prayer of her Petition.

John Browns Admr. vs. Talls. Shergolds Admr.} Jury to wit Thos. Cox, Jesse Halstead, James Cowell, Joseph Gregory, Mitchel Gregory, James Etheridge, Simon Wilson, Isaiah Parr, Thos. Mercer Senr., Jolif Halstead, John Doxey, Willis Simmons...[no further information given].

Ordered that Willis Simmons be appointed Constable for the Ensuing year...Bond with William Simmons & Mitchel Gregory...250 pounds...

Ordered that all Orders for Auditing & Dividing Deceased Persons Estates...be Continued...to Next Term.

Ordered that the Sheriff pay William Blair Esquire three Dollars for one of Haywoods Justices and that he be allowed the same in the Settle of the County Taxes.

Joseph Ferebee vs. Joseph Ballance}T.V.A.} Currituck Feby. Term 1801
Reasons in appeal
Because the verdict of the Jury is Contrary to law and Evidence which I think is Sufficient.
Signed Joseph Ferebee
his Atty. W. Dozier being Absent

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State North Carolina
Currituck County} A Minute of the Proceedings of Edward Hardy, Jonathan Lindsey and Benjamin Taylor Senr. & William Gray Being commissioners chosen by Daniel Lindsey Administrator of Joseph Lindsey Decd. and widow to Set a part such part of the crop and Stock as may be By them Judged Sufficient and necessary for the Support of the said decd.['s] widow and family being four in Number for One year agreable to the Act of Assembly in such case Made and Provided
Ten Barrels of corn, two small Tubs of fat, 2 barrels of Pork, about one Bushel of Wheat The benefit of Turnup Patch and Garden 1 Bushel of Peas
Signed Edward Hardy J. P.
Jonathan Lindsey
Benjn. Taylor
William Gray

In Obedience to the Order of court to us directed -- Met at the House of Elias William senr. of Deceased [?] have the Negroes of Elias Williams Decd. as follows Negro Sarah to One hundred pounds and negro Lamb to one hundred pounds currency of the State No. Carolina and have set apart Negro Kader to the widow of Elias William Jur. Decd. Being one third part of Sd. Negroes given under Our hands this 8th Day January 1801
Signed Samuel Etheridge
Caleb Capts
James Phillips

The Court then Adjourned untill Court in Course
    Test: S. Hall CCC
    Saml. Salyear
    Joseph Ferebee
    Wm. Simmons

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Record of the Dower of Sarah Cherry widow of Luke Cherry Decd. late of this County which is as Follows Vizt.
[Two plats included here].
Currituck County} ...we the Subscribers have met on the Premises whereon Luke Cherry formerly lived...have proceeded to lay off for Sarah Cherry widow of Luke Cherry Decd. her Dower in her Decd. Husbands lands. The Large Plat the Manner Plantation Beg'ing at the foot of Culpeppers Road & allong the same...Main Road...containing 15a - 1r - 38p for the widows thirds or dower...Begin'g at the Beg'g...to the Road then along the Road towards the Beg'g...cont'g. 5a - 0r - 26p it being the Northward Side of the Road & the Westward End of the Other Side on which is the whole of the Buildings, the widow to have one third of the apple Trees the Other Piece or small Plat Beg'g. at the Division line between the Premises & Josiah Cherry at the Road Side along the Road...to the Division line of Josiah Cherry and along the same to the Beg'g. cont'g. 2a - 2r - 35p for the widows thirds or Dowery Beg'g. at the Road side the Division line up the Same...to a Gum...to the Road up the Road to the Beg'g. cont'g. 0a - 3r - 25p no buildings.
Given under our hands & Seals this 6th day of December 1800
    Tully Smith
    Thos. Allison
    Caleb Cox
    Peter Ballentine
    Aaron Bright
    James (his x mark) Powers
    Leml. Wilson
    Wm. Wilson Senr.
    Maxn. Bowren
    Lewis Cox
    Carey (?) Spence
    Henry Ballentine
    Test: S. Ferebee DY Surveyor 1 day 20/ paid
The Juriors did not charge anything
Recorded & Examined this 3rd day of March 1801
    Test: S. Hall CCC

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Deeds Bonds Leeses and Powers of Attorneys Acknowledged and Proved in due form of law Feby. Term 1801
Deed from...
...John Robertson to Samuel Ferebee Jurat Jacob Perkins
...Gideon Daniel to Sparrow Midyett Jurat Frances Pugh
...Isaac Mason to John Davis Jurat Thos. Poyner Esqr.
...William Sexton to John Grays Heirs Jurat Daniel Cartwright
...Jeremiah Meekins to Daniel Meekins Jurat Frances Pugh
...Thomas Dowdy to Leml. Gregory Jurat Levi W. Hall
...Caleb Cox to George Forker Acknowledged
...Joynce Shannon to Daniel Shannon Jurat Levi W. Hall
...Elias Harris to Leml. Everton Jurat Thomas Garrett
Deed of Gift from Mitchel Simmons to Peggy Brown Acknowledged
Deed from...
...Abraham Waterfield to John Waterfield Jurat Wm. Waterfield
...John Popperwell & wife to Burket Guard Jurat Thos. Jones
...Jacob Perkins Shrff. to Peter Ballentine Acknowledged
...Andrew Duke to Demsey Walker Jurat Thos. Garrett
...Thomas Best to William Pugh Senr. Jurat John Perry
...Joseph Humphries to John Walker Jurat John Perry
...James Camble (sic) to James Mason Jurat Joseph Rollings
Assignment on the sd. Deed from Campbell to Mason
from Mason to Lazrus Linton} Jurat Joseph Rollings
...John Aydelott to Leml. Gregory Jurat Jonathan Lindsey
Deed of Gift from John Sanderson to his sons Daniel & John Jurat Danl. Lindsey
Deed from...
...Jeremiah Meekins to William Meekins Jurat Frances Pugh
...Jeremiah Meekins to Lemuel Meekins Jurat Frances Pugh
...Peter Culpepper to Jesse Etheridge Acknowledged
...Leml. Tillett to Robert Harris Jurat Thos. Garrett
...Thomas Jarvis' Heirs to Joyce Shannon Jurat Levi W. Hall
...Robert Barnard to Samuel Ferebee Jurat Willo. Dozier Junr.
...Mathias Toler Senr. to Stephen Rodgers Jurat Thomas Garrett
...Thomas Garrett to Josiah Perry Acknowledged
...Cornelius Gregory & wife to Joseph Gregory Jurat Joseph Gregory
...Cornelius White & wife to Charles Bradley Jurat Marshl. Woodard
...John Weskett to Abel Ashbee Acknowledged
Deed of Gift from Lazarus Linton to Archd. Mason & Others Jurat George Clark
Deed from...
...Embley Bunnel & wife to Daniel Kinnian Acknowledged & the feme Covert Privately Examined by Andrew Bates Esquire who Reported that she did assign & convey the Right of the Land Contained in said Deed of her Own free will & accord
...Thomas Mulder to Daniel Kinnian...the feme covert who assigned the said deed was Privately examined by Samuel Salyer Esqr....
...Azariah Baum to Morris Baum Junr. Jurat Thomas Tillett
...Joshua Gard to John Dough Jurat Thos. Jones
...Thomas Cox to George Forker Acknowledged
Deed of Gift from Robert Barnard to his sons Willoughby Barnard Grandy Barnard Edmond Barnard & Chloe Barnard Jurat Samuel Ferebee

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Deed from...
...John Robertson to Jeremiah Mercer Junr. Jurat Jacob Perkins
...William Pugh Senr. to Paul S. Pugh Jurat Frances Pugh
...Jeremiah Meekins to George Meekins Jurat Frances Pugh
...Joseph Bowren to Maxm. Bowren Jurat Cornels. Bowren
...Thomas Harris to Davis Fancher Acknowledged
Bond from...
...John Sanderson to Benjn. Sanderson Jurat Thomas Heath
...Malachi Bright Francis Everton & Richd. Everton to Peter Culpepper Jurat Mason Culpepper
...Cornelius White to Charles Bradley Jurat Edward West
...Giles Gibbs to Samuel Taylor Jurat Jesse Taylor
...James Dauge to John Hutchins Jurat William Maund
Power of Attorney from...
...Bridget Lawless, Susanna Turnan, Elizabeth Lawless, Elenor Lawless & Edmond Dugan to Luke Lawless the authenticasy of the same admited by the court as Proof
...Luke Lawless to Thos. Barnard Acknowledged
Bill of Sale from...
...Edward West to James Bowen Acknowledged
...Thomas Barnard to Daniel Lindsey Acknowledged
Lease from...
...Susanna Simmons to Jonathan Kemp Jurat Daniel Shannon
...Wm. Lunnn to Johnathan Kemp Jurat Daniel Shannon
Deed from Isles Simmons and wife to Joseph Gregory Jurat Samuel Ferebee
The foregoing Instruments of Writing was Proved in Open Court in due form of Law & is Ordered to be Registered
Test S. Hall CCC

Account of Sales Returned on Oath to Feby. Term 1801    [Amounts given in pounds - shillings - pence].
Acct. Sale of the...
...Property of Polly Whitehall Orphn. Amt. 12 - 17- 6
...Estate of Samuel Stephens Decd. Amt. 91 - 4 - 5
...Estate of Jesse Dough Decd. Amt. 231 - 7 - 6
...Estate of Joseph Lindsey Decd. and Reuben Land Decd. Amt. 25 - 18 - 7
...Property of Sally Whitehall Orphn. Amt. 12 - 17 - 6
...Hire of Nancy Sanderson Decd. Negroes Amt. 39 - 13 - 6 [and] the one half of the Keeping of Negro Talican [?] & 3 children Amt. 9 - 19 - 6
...Estate of Sarah Slaughter Decd. Amt. 193 - 11 - 1
...Estate of Samuel Perry Decd. Amt. 135 - 15 - 6
...Rent of Chas. Rollins land Amt. 13 - 0 - 0
...Estate of Benjn. Daniel Decd. Amt. 217 - 9 - 0
...Estate of Reuben Land Decd. Amt. 39 - 8 - 6
...Estate of Thos. Taylor Decd. Amt. 262 - 5 - 9

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...Property of James Whitehall Orphn. Amt. 16 - 2 - 0
...Estate of John Dean Decd. Amt. 1261 - 12 - 0
...Estate of Solo. White Decd. Amt. 175 - 1 - 9
...Estate of Dolly Neel Decd. Amt. 12 - 0 - 0
...Estate of Joseph Lindsey Decd. Amt. 398 - 5 - 9
...Estate of Amos Buck Decd. Amt. 35 - 4 - 4
...Rent & Hire of the Land & Negroes of Joseph Lindsey Decd. Amt. 29 - 13 - 4
...Estate of Catherine Jones Decd. Amt. 165 - 14 - 2
Deduction for Commissions...4 - 9 - 10
[Total Catherine Jones' estate] 161 - 11 - 4
Entered and Examined by S. Hall CCC

Audited Accounts Returned & Examined by the Court at Feby. Term 1801
Josiah Cherry Admr. in A/C with the Estate of Luke Cherry Decd. Ballance due the Estate as per Acct. filed...331 - 18 - 1

Andrew Duke Esqr. Guardn. Audited Acct. with the Estate of Rebecca Ballance & Elizabeth Ballance Orphans of Caleb Ballance Decd. Balance due Rebecca Ballance as Per account filed...9 - 5 - 10
Balance due Elizabeth Ballance as Per account filed...13 - 0 - 9

Enoch Gregory Exr. Audited Acct. with the Estate of Griffeth Gregory Decd. Balance due the Estate as per acct. filed...113 - 10 - 9

Frances Etheridge Admx. Audited acct. with the Estate of Caleb Etheridge Decd. Balance Due the Estate as pr. acct. filed...35 - 15 - 3

Griffith Dauge Admr. in acct. with the Estate of Sarah Dauge Decd. the Estate of sd. Decd. as pr. acct. filed...1 - 10 - 6

Test: S. Hall CCC


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