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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 (May Term)
May Term 1801
State North Carolina
At a Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Begun and held for the County of Currituck at the Courthouse in Said County on the Last Monday of May Being the 25th Day of May 1801 and Continued By Adjournments Till Friday the 29 Day May Anno Dom 1801
Present} Willis Etheridge, James Phillips, Evan Jones Esquires
Ordered that Christopher Oneal have the right of Administration on the Estate of Thomas Oneal Decd...qualified...bond with William Miller and George Scarbrough...100 pounds & Returned an Inventory...
William Miller one of the Executors named in the Last Will and Testament of Jesse Jennett Decd...qualified...Returned an Inventory...
Ordered that Penelope Meekins have the Right of Admr. on the Estate of James Meekins Decd....Administratrix qualified...bond with Christopher Oneel and George Scarbrough...200 pounds...returned an Inventory...
Ordered that James Nicholson have the Right of Administration on the Estate of John Pearson Decd...qualified...bond with William Etheridge and Isaiah Parr...200 pounds & Retd. an Inventory...
Grand Jury Empaneled and Sworn to wit William Etheridge Foreman, Lewis Cox, John Lamb, Philip Dauge, John Sears, James Dauge, Benjn. Tatum, Hilary Morse, James Poyner, Francis Morse, Mitchel Simmons, Isaiah Parr, William Brabble, Constable Caleb Etheridge
Constable Sworn to attend the Grand Jury
John Etheridge an Orphan of John P. Etheridge Decd. being upwards of fourteen years of age came into Court and Chose Samuel Langley his Guardian at the same time the Said Guardian give Bond with Joshua Simson Son of James & John Williams...100 pounds for the faithful discharge of his Guardianship.
Ordered that the Administrator of the Estate of Thos. Oneel decd. Sell the Perishable part of said Decd. Estate...
Ordered that Ezekial Hooper Esqr., Hezekiah Farrow, John Clark & Jacob Williams...audit and settle the accounts of Christopher Oneel Admr. of the Estate of Thomas Oneel Decd...
Ordered that Penelope Meekins Admx. of the Estate of James Meekins Decd. sell the Perishable Part...
Ordered that Christopher Oneel, Ezekial Hooper, Hezekiah Farrow & John Clark...audit & settle the accounts of Penelope Meekins Admx. of James Mekins Decd...
Ordered that Fanny Burton have fifteen pounds paid quarterly By Amos Gray for the maintenance of a Bastard Child Begotten on her Body By the said Amos Gray said Payment to Commence from the 20 Day of March Last Past.
Ordered that Mahor Gamewell have the right of Admr. on the Estate of John Beacham Decd....qualified...bond with John Hill & Burket Guard...300 pounds...returned an Inventory...
Ordered that Samuel Ferebee & Edward Bunnel Esq. & Gideon Marchant & Lemuel Wilson...audit and settle the accounts of James Phillips and Andrew Bates Executors of the Estate of James Bray Decd...
Ordered that David Jacobs be appointed overseer of the Morses Point Road in the room of John Jamison Decd...
Ordered that the Administrator of the Estate of John Beacham Decd. sell the Perishable Part...
Ordered that Maher Gamewell be appointed Guardian to Daniel Beacham orphan of John Beacham Decd....bond with Burket Guard and John Hill...100 pounds.
Ordered that Thomas Farrow, John Clark, Hezekiah Farrow & Jacob Williams audit and settle the accounts of William Miller & Fanny Jennett Executors of Jesse Jennett Decd. and make return to Next Court.
Ordered that Thomas Farrow, John Clark, Hezekiah Farrow and Jacob Williams appraise and divide the Estate of Jesse Jennett Decd. among his said Heirs and Make return to next Court.
Ordered that William Brumsey be appointed Constable for the ensuing year...bond with Andrew Duke and Joseph Ferebee...550 pounds.
Ordered that Nancey Wicker have the right of Admr. on the Estate of Willis Wicker Decd...administratrix gave bond with Jacob Litchfield and William Waterfield...50 pounds...returned an Inventory...
Ordered that Joseph Sanderson orphan of Joseph Sanderson Decd. of the age of [blank] Be bound an apprenctice to Edward Hardy to learn the Trade of a Cooper till he arive to the age of Twenty one years.
Ordered that Uriah Sanderson orphan of the age of 4 years and Bob Highter child of Betty Highter Junr. of the age of eight (?) years be bound apprentices to Edward Hardy to learn the Trade of a Cooper till they arive to the age of Twenty one years.
Ordered that Amey Highter Daughter of Betty Highter be bound an apprentice to Edward Hardy and wife to Learn the trade of Spinning till she arives to the age of Eighteen years.
Ordered that Nancy Wicker sell the perishable Estate of Willis Wicker Decd...
Ordered that Willis Simmons have the right of Administration on the Estate of Elizabeth Turton Decd....qualified...bond with James Phillips & Jacob Perkins...200 pounds.
Exhibited in open Court and Proved by the Oath of Sally Etheridge the Last Will and Testament of Josiah Simpson Decd.
Tuesday May the 26th 1801
Present} Willis Etheridge, Andrew Bates, Samuel Ferebee, John Northern Esquires
Ordered that William Miller Executor of Jesse Jennett Decd. sell the Perishable part...
The Court Vizt. Samuel Ferebee, Abel Ashbee, Jonathan Lindsey, Thomas Farrow, Andrew Bates, Willis Etheridge, Thomas Garrett, Edward Hardy, Thomas Williams, Samuel Salyer, Andrew Duke, Evan Jones Esquires on the Bench Proceeded to the appointment of a Sheriff for the Ensuing Year when Solomon Alcock Esqr. was unanimusly chosen...said Solomon Alcock give bond with Thomas Williams & Joseph Ferebee & Isaiah Parr...5,000 pounds for his faithfully Performing and Executing the office of Sheriff for the County...and for his faithfull Collection Accounting for and paying into the Publick treasury of this State the Publick Tax Due from this County...bond with the same...1,000 pounds for his faithfull collection accounting for & Payment of the County Tax...likewise the same securities...1,000 pounds for his faithfull Collection & Accounting for & Payment of the Parish Tax agreable to Law.
Ordered that Christopher Oneel Junr. be appointed Overseer of the Hatteras Road in the Room of Edward Farrow Late Overseer...
The Last Will and Testament of Mordica Beasley was Exhibited...Proved by the oath of Malachi Jones at the same time William Beasley and Henry Beasley Executors named in said will Qualified and Returned an Inventory.
Ordered that the Executor of Mordica Beasley Decd. sell the perishable part...
The Last will and Testament of Samuel Jasper was Exhibited...proved by oath of John Hammon at the same time Andrew Duke Executor named in said will Qualified & returned an Inventory.
Ordered that the Executor of Samuel Jasper Decd. sell the perishable part...
Ordered that Sarah Jamison have the right of administration on the Estate of John Jamison Decd....qualified...bond with John Mackie and John Williams...2,000 pounds.
Ordered that Sarah Jamison Administratrix of the Estate of John Jamison Decd. Sell the Perishable part...
Ordered that the Sheriff Collect three shillings on the Poll and one Shilling on Each Hundred acres of Land in the County of Currituck for the year 1800 as a County Tax.
Ordered that Samuel Simmons Executor of the Last will and Testament of John Simmons Decd. sell the Perishable part...
The Last Noncupative will of Sally Lee was Exhibited...proved by oath of Margret Perkins & Fanny Lee subscribing witnesses to the same. Ordered...recorded.
Ordered that Edward Bunnel Esqr., Lemuel Wilson, Joseph Ballentine & Davis Ballentine...audit...accounts of Henry West Administrator of Sally Lee decd. who was Administrator of John Lee decd...
Ordered that the fifty Dollars assessed to be paid by Samuel Miller to Doxey Jones in the Division of the Lands of Zadock Jones Deceased between the said Samuel Miller and his Wife and Doxey Jones as the Difference of the Value Be Remitted it appearing to the Court that the wife of the Said Samuel Died without issue shortly after the said Division and that Edward West the guardian of the said Doxey Jones have Credit in his accounts for the said sum of fifty Dollars so Remitted.
Ordered that Permelia Caps have the Right of Administration on the Estate of Obediah Caps Decd....qualified...bond with Davis Fancher and Thomas Ferebee...400 pounds.
Ordered that Thomas Sanderson son of Jesse be appointed overseer of the Publick Road in the Room...of Brickhouse Bell late overseer...
Ordered that Subpeona issue for Ezekial Hooper Esqr. to appear at next Court to prove the Last will & Testament of Edward Scarbrough Decd. he being a Subscribing witness thereto.
Ordered that Willima Simmons Esquire & Thomas Ferebee & William Jarves lay off and allot to Permelia Caps widow of Obediah Caps as Much of the Stock, Crop and Provisions...[year's provisions]...
Ordered that the Administratrix of Obediah Caps Decd. sell the Perishable part...
Ordered that Andrew Duke Esquire be reappointed Trustee of the Publick Buildings of this County for the Ensuing year...
Peter Barnard orphan of Jesse Barnard Decd. being upwards of fourteen years of age...chose Brickhouse Bell his guardian...bond with Thomas C. Ferebee and Philip Dauge...4,000 pounds for the faithful discharge of his guardianship.
Ordered that John Church be appointed guardian to Elizabeth Caves orphan of Evan Caves Decd...bond with Simon Mathias and Embley Bunnel...50 pounds...
Ordered that George Howard be appointed Constable in the Cowenjock District...bond with William Simmons and Thomas Williams Esqrs....200 pounds.
Ordered that Jane Richards child of Dianna Richards be bound an apprentice to Lydia Jarvis to learn the art of Spinning Till she arrives to the age of Eighteen Years.
Ordered that Rachel Patterson orphan be bound an apprentice to Lydia Jarvis to learn the art of Spinning till she arrives to the age of Eighteen Years.
Polly Bright orphan of [blank] Bright Decd. ...chose Peter Ballentine her guardian...bond with Willoughby West and Thomas Allison...200 pounds...
Ordered that Peter Ballentine Guardian of Polly Bright orphan sell the perishable part of said orphans Estate and make return.
Ordered that John Tatum Junr. be appointed overseer of the Publick Road from the Courthouse to Caps Path in the room...of George Poyner late overseer...
George Howard executor of Catherine Jones Decd. ...returned an Inventory...
Ordered that Samuel Simmons be appointed overseer of the Publick Road in the Room... of Robert Poyner late overseer...
Ordered that the Hand to the Northward of the Salt Bridge near Lemuel Wilsons work on the Road from the Salt Bridge to the Virginia line under Peter Ballentine overseer.
Ordered that James Dauge be appointed overseer of the Publick Road in the room of Philip Dauge late overseer.
Ordered that Thomas P. Williams, Thomas C. Ferebee, and John Williams audit...accounts of Robert Barnard Decd. Late guardian to Peter Barnard orphan of Jesse Barnard Decd. with Brickhouse Bell the present guardian...
Ordered that Batson (?) Ballance orphan of Caleb Ballance Decd. be bound an apprentice to Obediah Caps to learn the Trade of a Blacksmith till he arrives to the age of twenty one years.
The last will and Testament of Willis Walker was exhibited...and proved by the oath of Josiah Nicholson...Elizabeth Walker and William Walker Executors named in the will qualified.
The Last noncupative will of James Cherry decd. was Exhibited...proved...by oath of Willis Cherry a subscribing witness thereto. Ordd. to be recorded.
Ordered that Willis Cherry have the right of administration on the Estate of James Cherry decd. with his noncupative will Enexed...bond with Davis Ballentine & Willoughby West...150 pounds...returned Inventory.
The Last Will and Testament of Robert Barnard Decd. was exhibited...proved...by oath of Samuel Ferebee Esqr. & Willoughby Dozier Junr. subscribing witnesses thereto... at the same time Samuel Ferebee Esqr. and Samuel Dauge Executors named in the said will qualified...
Ordered that Richard Bright have the right of administration on the estate of Mary Bright Decd...Isaac Bright & Maximilian Bowren securities...100 pounds...Returned an Inventory...
Ordered that Willis Cherry Administrator of the Estate of James Cherry Decd. sell the perishable part...
Ordered that Richard Bright administrator of Mary Bright Decd. sell the Perishable part...
Ordered that Thomas Ferebee have leave to renew his Ordinary Bond...bond with Richard Bright & Maximilian Bowren...100 pounds...
Ordered that William Bowser, Betsey Bowser children of Rachel Bowser be bound apprentices to Jacob Sawyer & wife the Boy to Learn the art of a Cooper till he arrives to the age of Twenty One years and the Gairl to Learn the art of Spining till she arives to the age of Eighteen years the said William being now about five years of age and Betsey about three years of age.
Ordered that Proceedings Respecting James Etheridge Being charged of Being the Father of a Bastard Born of Sarah Parr be stopped till November Court next.
Ordered that Daniel Dunton have leave to renew his Ordinary [bond] and offers for Security Andrew Duke and Thomas Williams...100 pounds.
Ordered that William Barrott orphan of Richard Barrott Decd. be bound an apprentice to John Morris to learn the Trade of a Blacksmith till he arrives to the age of Twenty one years said Morris is to give the said apprentice six months schooling.
Ordered that William Fulford have the right of Administration on the Estate of Daniel Fulford Decd....bond with Davis Fancher & William Simmons Esqr... 350 pounds.
The last Will and Testament of Benjamin Portwood was Exhibited...proved...by oath of William Fisher at the same time Thomas Williams Esqr. Executor named in the said will...qualified...Returned Inventory...
The Last Will and Testament of John Barrott Decd. was Exhibited...proved by the oath of George Fisher...George Howard Executor named in said will qualified...
The Last Will and Testament of Egnatious Scarbrough Decd. was Exhibited...proved by the oath of Hezekiah Farrow...Thomas Farrow executor named in said will...qualified....
Samuel Simmons one of the Executors named in the Last Will and Testament of John Simmons Decd...qualified...
On motion ordered that the Clerk...issue a warrant of survey on an Entry made in the Entry Takers office on the 3rd day of June 1798 and Number 67 by Isaac Gregory as appears on the Entry Takers books in this office Pursuant to an Act of General Assembly in such case made...in order that a Patent may be obtained for the same.
Wednesday, May 27, 1801
Present: Andrew Bates, Thomas Williams, Samuel Ferebee, Andrew Duke Esquires
Ordered that Peter Gordon son of Sarah Gordon about the age of nine years be bound an apprentice to John Weskett to learn the Trade of a Mariner till he arrives to the age of Twenty one years and the said Wesket is to give him schooling as the Law Directs.
Ordered that Thomas Sanderson be appointed entry taker for the county of Currituck in the room...of Benjamin Taylor late Entry Taker...bond with Benjn. Taylor and Thomas Williams...5,000 pounds...
Ordered that Jacob Perkins Sheriff be allowed out the the County tax the sum of Thirty five pounds for his extra services for the year 1800.
Ordered that Spence Hall clerk of this court be allowed the sum of Ten pounds for his Extra Services for the year 1800 and that the Sheriff pay the same which shall be a Voucher in the Settlement of his County Taxes.
Jesse Taylor Admr. of Mary Taylor vs. Benjamin Taylor Admr. of Randolph Jones} Pettn.} [No details given].
Thomas Mercer vs. Isaiah Parr} Covt.} Jury to wit Thomas Allison, Dennis Dauge, Samuel Dauge, Josiah Etheridge, Wallis Bray, Daniel Lee, Davis Ballentine, Maxn. Bowren, Jonathan Taylor, Samuel Oneel, Zachariah Morse, William Poyner Empaneled and Sworn Say the obligation Declared on is the Deed of the Defendant that he hath Broke & not performed his covenant and that he hath not been always ready and assess for the Plaintif 160 pounds damage and 6d cost.
Sally Gibb widow of Giles Gibbs Decd. came into Open Court in her Own Proper person and Prayed that she Might Dissent from her said Husbands Last will & Testament...
Ordered that Mary Tillett have leave to renew her Ordinary Bond ...bond with Benjamin Taylor and Samuel Barnard...100 pounds.
[My note: of interest is this entry in the book Place Names of the Outer Banks by Roger L. Payne, 1985. "MARY TILLETT PLACE. An area in Dare County, Atlantic Township...located but not named on the Kitty Hawk map. The area is situated on the east shore of Currituck Sound, 2 mi. (3.2 km) southwest of Southern Shores and 2.5 mi. (4 km) northwest of Kitty Hawk. Historical Note: The feature is of historical significance primarily and lingers today basically as a reference point. The origin of the name seems obvious, but is somewhat obscure today." I wonder if this was the same Mary Tillett who ran an Ordinary? MBH].
Odered that Elizabeth Wicker Renew her Ordinary Bond...Bond with William Wicker & William Waterfield...100 pounds...
Thomas Mercer vs. Isaiah Parr} Verdict for the Plaintiff. The Plaintif Craved an appeal to the Superior Court of Law & Equity to be held for District of Edenton at the Town of Edenton at the Court House on the sixth day of October next which was granted on his Attorney filing the following reasons Vizt.
Thomas Mercer vs. Isaiah Parr} Action Covenant. The Jury Gave Judgement Contrary to Law and Evidence. Filed by Willoughby Dozier Attey. for the Defendant.
Samuel Barnard vs. Joseph Gray} Appl. Warrt.} Jury the same...
The Defendant being disatisfied with the Verdict of the Jury Craved an appeal...Superior Court...Edenton...Sixth day of October Next...granted on his filing the following reasons Vizt.
Samuel Barnard vs. Joseph Gray} Reasons in appeal
For that the Judgement of the Court is Contrary to law which I conceive to be sufficient.
Will Blair Atto.
Joshua Culpepper vs. Peter Culpepper}TVA} Jury the same...say the defendant is not guilty.
Mitchel Simmons vs. Philip Dauge} Jury to wit Thos. Allison, Danl. Lee, Davis Ballentine, Maxn. Bowren, Jonathan Taylor, Saml. Oneel, Zachh. Morse, William Poyner, Thomas C. Ferebee, Christopher Williams, George Poyner, Elijah Addison Empaneled and sworn say the Defendant did assume and assess 2/6 Damage & six pence cost.
The Account of Caleb Etheridge Constable for moving the Property of Elias Davis Taken by attachment at the Suit of Willoughby White -- amounting to six Pounds three shillings & four pence was allowed by the Court & ordered to be Entered on these Minutes.
Jeremiah Mercer vs. Mitchel Dauge & Son} TVA} Jury the same...except Leavin Dunton & Elijah Addison in room of Saml. Dauge & Wallis Bray Empaneled & Sworn say the Defendant is Guilty and assess the Pltff Damage to 2 - 0 - 10 & 6d cost.
Thos. Jarvis vs. William Chaplain} T.V.A} Jury the same...Empaneled and Sworn say the Defendant is not guilty.
Ordered that the following Justices take the Lists of Taxable Property in their Respective Districts in the County of Currituck for the Present Year...
Moyock District...John Northern
Tulls Creek District...Andrew Bates
Courthouse District...Edward Bunnel
Gibbs Woods...Thomas Marchant
Knots Island & Morses Point...Evan Jones
Indian Ridge...Samuel Ferebee
Head of the Creek...William Simmons
North Banks...Thomas Tillett
Roanoke Island...Joseph Daniel
Poplar Branch...Thomas Poyner
Powels Point...Jonathan Lindsey
In the Suit Samuel Barnard vs. Joseph Gray appl. granted and the said Joseph Gray came into court & give Bond with Nathan Oneal & Thomas Gray securities in the sum of one hundred pounds for prosecution (?) of the appeal.
Thos. Jarvis vs. Wm. Chaplin}TV.A} Verdict of the Jury for the Defendant the Plaintif Being dissatisfied...craved an appeal to the superior Court...Edenton...sixth day of October next...granted...bond with Zorobabel Harrison and Nathan Poyner...one hundred pounds and his attorney Thomas Johnson filed the Following Reasons to wit
Thos. Jarvis vs. William Chaplin} Tresps. vi et armis. Reasons in appeal -- The Plaintiff in the above Suit says the Verdict of the Jury is contrary to Law & Evidence. Thos. Johnson Pltfs. Atto.
Thursday, May 28, 1801
Present: Andrew Bates, Thos. Williams, Saml. Ferebee, William Simmons Esquires
Ordered that Saml. Ferebee, Joseph Ferebee, William Simmons & Willis Simmons...audit...accounts of Samuel Dauge Executor of Tully Dauge Decd. and Administrator of the Estate of Elizabeth Dauge Decd. and Administrator of Hulda Dauge Decd. and Make Return to Next Court and that the same Men appraise and Divide the Estate of Elizabeth Dauge Decd. among her Lawfull heirs.
Ordered that James Dauge be appointed Patroler in the Indian Ridge District in the room...of Solomon Alcock late Patroler.
Linner Bray vs. Cuddy Dunn}Appl. Warrt.} Jury to wit Thomas Allison, Josiah Etheridge, Daniel Lee, Davis Ballentine, Maxn. Bowren, Jonathan Taylor, Samuel Oneal, Zachariah Morse, William Poyner, Thomas C. Ferebee, Jacob Williams, Emsley Bunnel Empaneled and Sworn say [no further details].
In the Suit that was Tried yesterday Thomas Jarvis against William Chaplin and the Jury gave a verdict for the Defendant the Plantif by his Attorney Thomas Johnson came into court and craved an appeal to the Superior Court...Edenton...Sixth day of October next...granted on his giving bond with Zorobabel Harrison and Nathan Poyner securities in the sum of one hundred pounds for the Prosecution of the same agreeable to law.
Ordered that Levi Poyner have the right of administration on Abia Poyner Decd....bond with Thomas Williams and Andrew Duke Esqrs...one hundred pounds.
Ordered that the admr. of the Estate of Abia Poyner sell the perishable part...
Michl. Lawless Admr. vs. Nathan Poyner} Jury to wit Thomas Allison, Dennis Dauge, Samuel Dauge, Josiah Etheridge, Daniel Lee, Levie Poyner, Thomas Ferebee, Johnathan Taylor, Samuel Oneal, Zachariah Morse, William Poyner, John Poyner Empaneled and Sworn say the Obligation Declared on is the Deed of the Defendt. and that there is no payment or Set of.
Thomas Barnard and Thomas Sanderson witnesses in Behalf of Lawlesses Admr. in the suit which said admr. brought against Nathan Poyner who failed to appear when called was fined by the court nisi agreeable to Act of Assembly -- Scire facias issue accordingly.
Ordered that Andrew Duke, Jonathan Taylor, Nathl. Brock & Daniel Dunton ...appraise and divide the Estate of Samuel Barnes Decd. Among his lawful heirs...
Ordered that Willo. Dauge Senr., Samuel Dauge, Dennis Dauge & William Glasgow ...audit...accounts of Samuel Simmons Exr. of Joseph Poyner Decd...
Thomas Williams vs. Thomas Vanname (?)} TV.A} Jury to wit Thomas Allison, Dennis Dauge, Sameul Dauge, Josiah Etheridge, Daniel Lee, Davis Ballentine, Maxn. Bowren, Levi Poyner, Saml. Oneal, Zachariah [Morse], William Poyner, Peter Culpepper Empaneled and Sworn say the Defendant is guilty and that the ______________(?) assess for the plaintiff _______________________(?)
Ordered that Samuel Etheridge be appointed Constable in the Indian Ridge District...bond with Saml. Ferebee and Andrew Duke...two hundred pounds.
Ordered that Andy Thomson have leave to renew his ordinary bond...Bond with Samuel Salyer & Joseph Ferebee...one hundred pounds...
[Note: In other court records, Andy Thomson renews her ordinary bond. MBH].
Ordered that Thomas Williams have the right of Administration on the Estate of Samuel Barns Decd....bond with Nathan Poyner and Samuel Oneal...200 pounds.
Ordered that Gidion Marchant & John Scurr be appointed Gailors [Jailors] for the County of Currituck and that they Take the Gail of said county Amediately into Possession and that they have the use of the Lower Part of the same for and During the Term of fourteen years On Their complying with the law Respecting the Duty of Goalers and the Proposals they Made which is in the following words to wit
To the worshipful the Justices of the County Court of Currituck Gentlemen we Whose Names is hereunto Subscribed will Take the Goal [Gaol] House of said County and will act as Goalers will seal the aforesaid Goal Below will Run a Petition [partition] across said Goal cut an End Door in frunt also an End window of Twelve Lights with a Lined Shutter Bar and Bolts of Iron the end door to be Lined in the same manner as the shutter the frunt room to be countered and shelved in the Most Convenient manner to Contain Dry Goods to Build a Twelve feet shed to...
...the west side of said house put a Brick Chimney to said shed with a Door and a Twelve light window on the End of said Shed Lined and Barred as above Mentioned and we will obligate our selves to Compleat said work by the first day of January next for the use of the under part and Shed of Said Goal for and during the Term of fourteen years at the End of which time to be compleated and Ended & will keep and return said house in Good repair
May 28th 1801
Ordered that Aaron Bright Esqr. have leave to renew his Ordinary Bond...Bond with Joseph Ferebee and William Simmons...100 pounds...
Spence Hall one of the Executors of Josiah Simson Decd. came into Court and Qualified Executor to the Last will and Testament of the said Deceased and Returned an Inventory...
In a Suit Tryed wherein Mitchall Simmons is Plantiff and Phillip Dauge was defendant the Jury gave a Verdict in favour of Plantiff the defendant in this Suit being disatisfied...prayed an appeal...Superior Court...Edenton...Sixth day of October next...granted...bond with Thomas C. Ferebee & Solomon Alcock...100 pounds...Reasons in appeal that the Verdict of the Jury is Contrary to Law & evidence &c. Thos. Johnson defts. atto.
Friday, May 29, 1801
Present: Andrew Bates, Thomas Poyner, Aaron Bright, Samuel Ferebee Esquires
Ordered that Thomas Baxter have leave to qualify as Deputy Clerk of this Court...qualified by Taking the Oath for the Qualification of Publick Officers and also an Oath of Office.
Ordered that Jacob Perkins, Solomon Alcock, Joseph Gregory & Christopher Williams...audit...accounts of Samuel Ferebee Executor of Peter Dauge Decd...
Ordered that all orders for Auditing and Settling Decd. Persons Estate that have not Been complied with Be continued for Return to Next court.
Ordered that the Sheriff summon the following Persons as Juriors to attend at August Term Next Vizt.
Javan Cox, Henry McParson, Cornelius Powers, Richd. Florey, Jonathan Bright, Richard Bright, Wm. Florey, Thomas Simmons, Hillary Lee, Linton Lee, John Wheatly, Caleb Cox, William Powers, Frederick Dailey, Willo. West, Thomas Jarvis B. S., Thomas Heath, Thomas Sanderson, Samuel Barnard, Benjamin Poyner, Samuel Poyner, Joshua Ball, Malachi Mercer, Charles Griggs, Peter Parker, Nathan Oneal, Jesse Taylor, Edward Taylor, Lemuel Sanderson. Samuel Etheridge & Davis Fancher Constables...
Ordered that Thomas Lee Continue to Work on the Indian Ridge Road under Willo. Dauge Overseer till further Orders.
Ordered that James Whitehost be appointed Overseer of the Road Leading from Anthony Simmons to Indian Ridge in the room of Jeremiah Mercer Junr. late Overseer...
Exhibited in Open Court a writing containing the division of the Lands of Tully Dauge Decd. Between his sons Samuel Dauge & James Dauge said Division made by William Simmons & Brickhouse Bell Arbitrators Chosen by the Parties to Settle the same and the same was Acknowledged...registered.
Ordered that Dennis Dauge be appointed Coroner of the County of Currituck for the ensuing year...Bond with William Simmons & Samuel Ferebee 1,000 pounds.
Court Ajourned Untill Court in Course
Test: S. Hall C.C.C.
Acct. of Sales exhibited & proved May Term 1801
Acct. of Sale of the estate of...
...Giles Gibbs decd. Amount 23-10-62
...Thomas Taylor decd. Amount 44-8-10
...Lazrus Linton Esqr. decd. amt. 3993-8-9
...Elizabeth Dauge decd. amt. 525-1-6
...John Pearson decd. amt. 132-11-10
...Henery Williamson decd. amt. 115-11-5
...Jos. Poyner decd. amt. 112-1-7
...Benjamin Daniel decd. amt. 65-10-0
...John Pugh decd. amt. 41-16-3
...Daniel Fulford decd. amt. 168-3-0
...James Williamson decd. amt. 25-0-3
...James Meekins decd. 96-15-0
...Thomas ONeel decd. 40-12-0
...John Sanderson decd. 303-7-8
...John Brown Atto. decd. 50-18-6
1st acct. of sale of the estate of Peter Dauge decd. 521-12-6
1 year Rent of lands & Hire of Negroes 69-14-1
2 do Ditto..................Ditto..............67-5-0
Acct. of Sale of the estate of Josiah Simpson decd. 617-10-4
Inventories exhibited & proved May Term 1801
Inventory of the estate of...
Nancy Sanderson decd.
John Brown decd.
Willis Wicker decd.
Josiah Simpson decd.
Willis & Mary Bright decd.
Fanny Jennett decd.
John Pearson decd.
John Beacham decd.
Giles Gibbs decd.
Samuel Jasper decd.
Ignatious Scarborough decd.
James Meekins decd.
Thomas ONeel decd.
Cornelius Caves decd.
Elizabeth Dauge decd.
Henery Bright decd.
James Cherry decd.
Henery Williamson decd.
Catherine Jones decd.
Lazrus Linton Esqr. decd.
Benjamin Portwood decd.
Henery Hollowell decd.
Mordica Beesley decd.
Inventory of the Property of Thomas G. Soward taken by attachment.
Audited Accts. & divisions &c. May term 1801
Thomas O Dowdays Audited Acct. with the estate of Jacob Lutts decd.
Ballance due the estate...27-15-7 3/4
Appraisment & division of the estate of Benjamin Daniel decd. By amount...62-16-0.
Evan Stanleys Exors. A. Current with the estate of Mary Ann White decd. by ballance due said M. A. White decd...72-3-10 1/2.
Appraisement & division of the estate of Nancy Nichoals decd. By amount...156-11-11 3/4.
Appraisement & division of the estate of Phebe Pharoah decd. by amount...99-18-2
Samuel Holts (?) audited acct. with the orphans of John Bryant decd. By ballance due said orphans...142-3-10 1/2
Appraisement & division of the estate of John Pugh decd. by amount $196.25...98-2-6 pounds.
Audited acct. of the estate of Benjamin Daniel decd. Ballance due the Administrtor...19-5-0.
State of North Carolina
Currituck County} We the subscribers being indefferently Chosen to lay of and set apart to Rachael Fulford widow of Daniel Fulford decd. who it appears is dead and hath left will we Consider the widdow is to have what Poark and bacon & corn that is now in hand and as much money to be Raised Out of the Estate as will pay for two barrells of Corn more.
Given under our hands this 9th of April 1801
Wm. Simmons J.P.
Recorded & examined this 9th day of June 1801 per T. Baxter Dy. C.C.C.
Deeds Proved & acknowledged May term 1801
Thomas Glasgow to Davis Ballentine Jurat John Dailey
Edward Scarborough to Henery Price Jurat William Miller
William Lindsey to Jonathan Lindsey Jurat Thomas Poyner
Samuel Dauge to James Dauge Acknowledged
Jacob Williams to Ignatious Scarborough Ack.
Jacob Sawyer to Bowen Green Ack.
John Bell [or Bill?] & wife to James White Senr. Jurat Wm. Tatum Senr.
Josiah Bell [or Bill?] to Andrew Bates Ack.
Anthony Gallop to Maha Gamewell Jurat T. Garrott
John Jarvis to Joseph Taylor Jurat Hosea Ball
Joseph Taylor to Thomas MChorney Jurat T. [or F.?] Jarvis
William Lindsey to Jonathan Lindsey Jurat Leml. Gregory
John Morris & wife to Samuel Salyear Junr. Jurat N. Tatum
Thomas MChorney to Joseph Taylor Jurat Hosea Ball
Thomas MChorney to Joseph Taylor Jurat Hosea Ball
John & Foster Jarvis to Joseph Taylor Jurat Hosea Ball
Daniel Lindsey to Caleb Sanderson Jurat T. Sanderson
Joseph Williams Senr. to Joseph Williams Junr. jurat Thomas Farrow
Mordica Beesley to Taylor Beesley Jurat Ma. Jones
Foster Jarvis to Joseph Taylor Jurat Hosea Ball
Joel Ayles & wife to Joseph Ballentine Ack.
Mahar Gamewell to Anthony Gallop Ack.
Josiah Bell to William Poyner Ack.
William Fintis (?) to Josiah Perry Jurat T. Garrott
Little Jno. Pugh to Nathan ONeel Jurat Christopher ONeel
Jacob Guilford & wife & Rhoda Hutchings to Nathaniel Hutchings Jurat Thomas Hutchings
The feme Covert Sally
Hutchings Guilford was privately examined by Thomas Williams Esqr. who Reporteth that she did make over and convey her dower of the within mentioned tract of Land of her own free will and consent.
Little Jno. Pugh to Christopher ONeel Ack.
Bills of sale & deeds of Gifts exhibited May Term 1801
Deed of Gift from Saml. Tillett to Thomas Tillett Jurat T. Garrott
Bill of Sale from...
John Sanderson to Willis Gallop Jurat T. Barnard
Abel Ashbee to Thomas Tillett Acknowledged
James Toler to Samuel Tillett Jurat T. Garrott
Anna Williams to Andrew Bates Jurat Lydia Williams
Deed of Gift from...
Elizabeth Caves to Elizabeth Caves Jurat Simon Mattias
Rachel Fulford to Griffith Mulder Jurat Solo. Alcock
Release from Wallas Bray to Linnard Bray Ack.
Division of the lands belonging to Tully Dauge decd. estate between his Lawful heirs Samuel & James Dauge Ack.
State of North Carolina
Currituck County} We the Subscribers being indifferently Chosen By Samuel Dauge & James Dauge heirs of Tully Dauge decd. They the said Samuel and James Dauge being first duly Sworn on the holy evenjelist of almighty God, to Stand to and abide by the Award arbitriment of Us William Simmons and Brickhouse Bell Arbitrators as above Chosen to lay of and set appart unto the said Samuel and James Dauge all the lands and Plantations which their father Tully Dauge decd. left them to be divided between them We the Arbitrators above mentioned in Consequence of our being Indifferently Chosen and the trust reposed in us by the heirs aforesaid do proceed to lay off and set apart unto each heir his proportion of said lands and plantations in the following manner to wit
We lay off and Set appart unto Samuel Dauge the Land and Plantation whereon Tully Dauge formerly lived Bounded as follows beginning at a Corner Gum at the fork Road In Willoughby Dauges line thence Running with the pattent line to William Simmons line thence with his line to Samuel Simmons line thence with his line to Willoughby Dauges line thence with his line to the first Station Containing...[amount not stated here]...
...Then we proceed to lay off and set apart unto James Dauge one tract of land and Plantation Called Long Ridge in the North River Swamp adjoining the land of the heirs of Benjamin Chittim decd. by deed from General Peter Dauge said to Contain one hundred and fifty four acres be the same more or less and all the lands thereunto belonging. Also one tract of land called the White Oake Glade bought of Peter Parr said to Contain one hundred Acres more or less. Also all the land that belonged to the said Tully Dauge to eastward of the Glade land said to Contain Seventy Acres more or less Also one tract of Land Called Juniper Ridge binding on Willoughby Dauge Containing eighty Acres more or less.
And we whose Names are hereunto Subscribed do further Arbitrate that Samuel Dauge Pay unto James Dauge Seventy two Pounds ten Shillings that sum appearing to Us to be the difference between the lands divided between the Said heirs of Tully Dauge decd.
Given under our hands and Seals this the 27th Day of October 1800
Recorded & examined this 8th Day of June 1801 Per Me T. Baxter Dy.C.C.C.
Currituck County February term 1801
Ordered that Jonathan Lindsey Esqr., Nathan Hall, Stephan Wesket & George Clark set off and Allot to Sarah Linton widow of Lazrus Linton decd. so much of the Stock, Crop and Provision of the deceased Estate as may be sufficient for the maintenance of the said Sarah Linton & family for one year agreeable to Law.
Test: S. Hall CCC
In obediance to an Order from Currituck County Court directed to the Subscribers we have this day Proceeded to lay off provisions for Sarah Linton widdow of Lazas. Linton decd. for the year of eighteen hundred and one done this 16th day of March 1801. Vizt.
Poark and bacon by estimation 900 weight
50 weight of hogs lard
5 Bushels Salt
88 dollars in money to Purchase 22 Barrells Corn
7 1/2 ditto for....ditto...ditto Coffee
7 1/2 ditto for....ditto...ditto Sugar
3 Bushels of peas by estimation
6 Bushels of potatoes
10 dollars in cash to purchase 1 Barrell of flour.
The Above is a Statement of Provisions laid off by the Subscribers this 17th of March 1801
Sarah Linton widdow of Lazrus Linton has five in family for which we have laid off provisions
As witness our hands and seals
Recorded & examined this 9th day of June 1801.
per T. Baxter Dy.CCC
State of North Carolina
Currituck County} The petition of Selah Sanderson Widow of John Sanderson Junr. late decd. to the worshipful Court now sitting whereas the afsd. departed this life on the 12th or 13th January last past and being in possession of a tract of land Situate in the County aforesaid and bounded as follows Begining at the Road side that leads from Poplar branch to Parkers Creek Near or at a Small branch in George Caffees line thence westerdly with said line to the land that was formerly Ambrose Mitchells thence Southerly with said line to Joseph Odowdys thence Easterly with the said line to the main Road thence northerly with the main Road to the first Station and on the above mentioned tract of land is three small plantations and four houses and the same is divised to Sons Richard & Henry Sanderson by his last will and your petitioner humbly prays that you will order the Sheriff to summons a Jury and the County surveyor and allot and set off to her her Right of dower agreeable to law and make Return to Next Court and she will be in duty bound ever pray &c. &c. Exhibited to February term 1801
Selah (her x mark) Sanderson
State of North Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting,
You are hereby commanded to summons a Jury of good and lawful Men Unconnected with the parties by affinity or Consanguinity together with County Surveyor to meet on the premises above described and lay off to Selah Sanderson widdow of John Sanderson decd. her dowery in the said lands agreeable to an Act of Assembly in such Case made & provided and the prayer of the above petitioner and this you Shall in no wise Omit and make Return thereof to next Court Witness Spence Hall Clerk of the said court at Office at Currituck the XXVIII day of February in the XXVth year of the independance of the said States Anno domini 1801
S. Hall CCC
State of North Carolina
Currituck County} In obediance to an Order of Court of the County afsd. We the subscribers being summoned by the Sheriff having met on the Premises and after being qualifyed proceed to lay off & set appart Unto Selah Sanderson widdow of John Sanderson decd. her Right of dower in her decd. husbands real estate in the following Manner That is to Say One thirid part of the land whereon the decd. lived Beginning at a peach tree Standing to the westward of the house thence Running So. about 14 degrees E 64 links thence So. 36 degrees E 5 Chain to near the Main Road thence N 14 degrees W 8 Chain & 61 links to a Stake near the gap thence a straight course to the aforesaid mentioned peach tree Containing about Six Acres of land including the dwelling house Also Unto said Selah Sanderson one thirid part of the other two Clearings joining on the main Road one the land formerly Ambrous Mitchall decd. in the following manner begining on the west side of the main Road at a Stake thence Running N46 W about nine Chain thence So 56 W 4 Chain & 2 links thence So. 22 E About eleven Chain to a Stake thence to the beginning Containing about five acres of Land. NB also the said Selah Sanderson Widdow to have the one half of the Yopon the south part & the Orphan the other half Given under our hands and Seals this 7th day of May 1801.
David (his x mark) Gibson
[Included are fees paid to Jurors, Surveyor, Chain bearers, and Deputy Sheriff]
Recorded & examined this 12th day of June 1801 per T. Baxter Dy. CCC
State of North Carolina}
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting.
Whereas Selah Sanderson widdow of John Sanderson decd. by Petition Exhibited in the Court of pleas & quarter Sessions held for the County of Currituck February term 1801 disenting from the last will and testament of her deceased husband and praying that dowery may be assigned her in her said husbands personal estate agreeable to an Act of Assembly in such Case made and Provided
You are therefore Commanded to summons a Jury of good and lawful men free holders of your County Unconnected with the parties by affinity or Consanguinity to meet at the late dwelling house of the said John Sanderson decd. and allot off and set appart to the said widdow her part which she is entitled to by law of the personal estate of the said John Sanderson decd. due Regard be had to the provisions made her in the last will and testament of the said deceased and the law in such Cases Made and provided herein fail not and have you this writ and how you have executed the same before the Justices of our Next Court of pleas and quarter sessions to be held for the County of Currituck at the Courthouse in said County on the Last Monday of may Next witness Spence Hall Clerk of the said Court at office at Currituck the XXVIIIth day of February in the XXVth year of the Independance of the said State Anno domini 1801.
S. Hall CCC
In Obediance to the within writ we the subscribers after being sworn Proceeded to examine the last will and testament of John Sanderson decd. and considering the Gift made to his wife Selah Sanderson not to be Adequit as the law directs and for her to share in the personal property as the law directs made and provided in such Cases Given Under our hands and seals at the house of the aforesaid decd the 7th Day of may 1801.
David (his x mark) Gibson
Recorded & examined this 12th day of June 1801 per T. Baxter Dy. CCC
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