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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)

1802 (February Term)

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State of N. Carolina Currituck County Feby. Term 1802
At a Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions begun & held for the County of Currituck at the Courthouse in Currituck On the last Monday of February It Being the 22d day of February 1802 & Continued by Adjournments Untill the 27th day of Feby. 1802.
    Present: Andrew Bates, Joseph Ferebee, Thomas Garrott Esquires

Ordered that Benjamin Persons Orphan of John Persons deceased be bound an apprentice to James Nicholson to learn the art of a Marriner he Giving said apprentice Education as the law directs.

Ordered that Thomas Curles orphan of John Curles deceased be bound an apprentice to Thomas Garrott Esquire to learn the art of a Marriner he giving said apprentice Education as the law directs.

Ordered that William Tatum Esquire, Edward Bunnell Esquire and Thomas Garrott Esquire be appointed Commissioners to Inspect the work done on the Goal [sic: Gaol] of Currituck County by Marchant and Scurr & Co. according to their own Contract and to receive the same if in their opinion it be Compleat.

Ordered that Edward Bunnell Esquire, Simon Matthias and James Bates be appointed Commissioners to Inspect and Receive the bridge over Tulls Creek done by Joel Kinnian and report to Next Court on the same.

Court Adjourned Till Tomorrow 10 OClock

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Tuesday, February 23, 1802
    Present: Andrew Bates, Thomas Garrott, Benjamin Dough Esquires

Ordered that Cornelius Powers husband of Elizabeth Powers late Elizabeth Linton be allowed the sum of Ten pounds for keeping and maintaining a Bastard child begotten on her body by John Cox to be paid by the said John Cox when her last allowance shall Expire.

Came into Court Tulley Robertson one of the Executors named in the Last will and Testament of William Robertson deceased and qualifyed as Executor thereto agreeable to law.

Ordered that Daniel Williams Executor of Charles Williams deceased sell the parishable part of said Estate...

Grand Jury Sworn and impannelled...to wit:
John Land Foreman, James Dauge Senr., James Dauge Junior, Francis Morse, John Poyner, Zachariah Morse, James Powers, Peter Ballentine, Thomas Allison, Robert Bell, Samuel Phillips, Samuel Dozier, Lemuel Wilson. George Howard sworn as Constable to attend the Grand Jury.

Warrens Administrator vs. Samuel Weskitt} Case} Jury to wit Josiah Etheridge, Branson Bell, Phillip Dauge, Benjamin Cox, Simon Wilson, Samuel Whitehurst, James Bates, Joseph Grigory, Thomas Ferebee, Jeremiah Mercer Junr., Thomas Hervey, Thomas Sanderson Impannelled and sworn say the defendant did assume and assess 6d damage and 6d Cost.

Court Adjourned Till Tomorrow 9 OClock

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Wednesday, February 24, 1802
    Present: Willis Etheridge, Thomas Tillitt, John Northern Esquires

Ordered that James Cowel be appointed Constable for the Head of Tulls Creek district in the room...of Willis Simmons Esquire...bond with Solomon Alcock and Nathan ONeel ...two hundred and fifty pounds...

Samuel Salyear Esquire vs. Benjamin Poyner} Warrant} Jury to wit Josiah Etheridge, Branson Bell, Phillip Dauge, Ben. Cox, Simon Wilson, Samuel Whitehurst, James Bates, Isaiah Parr, John Weskitt, Josiah Nicholson, John Doxey, Thomas Cox Senr. Impannelled and sworn say [no further details].

Samuel Salyear Senr. vs. Ben. Taylor admr. of Mary Jones deceased} Warrant} Jury to wit Josiah Etheridge, Branson Bell, Phillip Dauge, Ben. Cox, Simon Wilson, Samuel Whitehurst, James Bates, Isaiah Parr, John Weskitt, Josiah Nicholson, John Doxey, Thomas Cox Senr. Impannelled and sworn say [no further details].

Ordered that James Hawkins have the rights of adminitration on the Estate of Wm. Hawkins deceased...bond with Peter Culpepper & Henery Culpepper...one hundred pounds...

Ordered that the administrator of the Estate of Wm. Hawkins deceased sell the Parishable part of said deceased estate...

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State of N. Carolina Currituck County February Term 1802
    We William Tatum, Edward Bunnell & Thomas Garrott being appointed by the Worshipful Court to Examine and receive the Goal [Gaol] or such part thereof as comes within the Contract of Gideon Marchant and John Scurr Goalers and we do report & say that the said Gideon Marchant and John Scurr have fully complied with the Contract made by them in ample order. Ordered by the court that their Bond be and is Cancelled and Null from this Time forward so far as respects the repairs of the Goal done by them.

Ordered that Edward Walker be and is appointed Guardian to Sarah Gibbs and Elisha Gibbs Orphans of Giles Gibbs deceased who gave bond with Nathan O Neel and Samuel O Neel securities in the sum of Two Hundred and fifty pounds for each Orphan.

Ordered that Jacob Sawyear be...appointed Quardian to James, Dorcas, Milbery (?) & Salley Simmons orphans of John Simmons deceased...bond with Daniel Lindsey and Thomas Bernard ...fifty pounds for each Orphan.

Ordered that Samuel Jervise Junr. be and is appointed Guardian to Jonathan, Thomas & Susanna Jervise Orphans of Thomas Jervise Junr. deceased...bond with John Williams Indian Town and Thomas Bernard...one Thousand pounds for each Orphan.

Ordered that Joseph Grigory be and is appointed Guardian to John, Cornelius, Luke, Richard, Josiah & Rebeca Grigory Orphans of Richard Grigory deceased ...bond with Brickhouse Bell and Benjamin Taylor Senr....Five hundred pounds for each Orphan.

Ordered that Samuel Tillitt renew his Guardian Bonds as Guardian to the orphans of Jesse Etheridge deceased names of said orphans Lemuel, Nancy & Jemima Etheridges ...bond with Thomas Tillitt Esquire and Thomas Bernard ...one thousand pounds for each Orphan.

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Ordered that James Nicholson be and is appointed Guardian to Ben Persons Orphan of John Persons deceased...bond with Josiah Nicholson and Thomas Williams Esquire...Two hundred and fifty pounds.

Ordered that a Sciri facias issue Against Daniel Shannon Guardian to Thomas Simmons orphan of Lemuel Simmons deceased to appear at next Court and give Other securities in the room and stead of Samuel Jervise One of his Securities.

The Last Will and Testament of Samuel Bernard deceased was Exhibited & proved...by the Oath of Thomas Poyner Esquire at the same time Jesse Bernard and John Bernard Executors Therein Named Qualified...& Returned an Inventory.

Ordered that James Phillips Esquire, Elias Williams, Samuel Salyear and Caleb Capps...audite and Settle the accounts of William & Henery Beseleys Executors of the last Will and Testament of Mordica Beseley deceased and make Return to Next Court.

Ordered that Nehemiah Lee have the rights of administration on the Estate of Rasha Lee deceased...bond with Thomas Ferebee [inserted initials, H. C.(?), probably a geographic or occupational identifier for this Thomas Ferebee] and William Fulford...fifty pounds...

Ordered that Thomas Bernard...is appointed overseer of the Publick Roads in the room...of Thomas Sanderson late overseer.

On Motion of Andrew Bates and Edward Bunnill Esquires ordered that a Scirefacias issue against Thomas Marchant Esquire Guardian to the orphans of Hollowell Williams deceased to come forward to Next Court and Shew cause if any he has why he Should not Give other securities in the room and stead of the said Andrew Bates and Edward Bunnill Esquires his present Securities.

Ordered that William Slaughter orphan of William Slaughter deceased Formerly bound to John Poyner be now bound an apprentice to Daniel Dunton to learn the trade of a mariner Till he is Twenty one years of age he Being now between fifteen and Sixteen years of age.

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Ordered that the Clerk be Instructed to Provide for the use of the Court a copy of Haywa__ Manual and that the County Treasurer Make Advance thereof which Shall be allowed in the Settlements of his accounts &c.

Ordered that Thomas Williams, Andrew Duke Esquire, Joseph Ballentine, George Howard...audit and settle the accounts of Frances Williamson Administratrix of Henry Williamson deceased...

Ordered that the hands belonging to Bells Island be and is Exempt from working On any Publick Road On Account of their keeping their own Road off &c.

Ordered that Davis Fancher be and is appointed overseer of the Main Road From Solomon Cowels bridge to Walmsleys Mill in the Room and Stead of Thomas Ferebee late overseer...

Came into Court John Wright one of the Executors named in the last Will and Testament of Gamiel Wright and Qualified thereto...

Court adjourned.

Thursday, February 25, 1802
    Present: Abel Ashbee, Joseph Ferebee, Thomas Garrott Esquires

Ordered that Merritt Taft have leave to keep an ordinary at his own Dwelling house...bond with Nathan Poyner and Nathan O.Neel...one hundred pounds.

Ordered that the Commissioners of the Publick building sell the at Publick Vandue the Shed that is now at the end of the Courthouse with Condition that it shall be Removed from the Courthouse before Next Succeeding Term.

Ordered that Dorastus Dauge be and is appointed overseer of the Great Swam_ Road in the room and Stead of Leven Dunton late overseer...and Leven Dunton Continued.

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The last Will and Testament of Pricillar Walker deceased was exhibited...proved by the oath of Lewis Cox at the same time Peter Ballentine Executor therein named...qualified...and Returned an Inventory...

Thomas Tillett vs. John Ruark} Sci. Facs. vs. Linton & Gard {Jury to wit Josiah Etheridge, Branson Bell, Benjamin Cox, Samuel Whitehurst, Simon Wilson, James Bates, Thomas Cox Senr., Phillip Dauge, Elijah Adderson, John Jervise, Benjamin Taylor Senr., George Rowland Impannelled and Sworn say the defendant [no further details given].

Ordered that the Sheriff open and hold an Election at the Courthouse on Easter Monday to Elect Seven persons to act as wardens of the poor for the County of Currituck for the Succeeding three years agreeable to Law.

Ordered that Benjamin Poyner be and is appointed Guardian to Samuel Poyner and Julia Poyner orphans of Lemuel Poyner deceased who gave bond with Benjamin Taylor Senr. and Thomas Sanderson Esquire ...one thousand pounds for each orphan.

Ordered that Euphan Burton be allowed the sum of Twelve pounds for the Keeping and Maintaining a bastard begotten on her body by Amos Gray and Said allowance to Commence the 20th day of March Next for one year To come to be Paid by the Said Amos Gray in equal quarterly payments.

Ordered that Mary Grigory be Allowed the sum of Eight pounds for keeping and maintaining a bastard child begotten on her body by William Hutchings The Reputed father to Commence from the time her last allowance Expired to be paid by the said Wm. Hutchings in equal quarterly payments.

Ordered that John Hill, Malachi Read, Andrew Bates Esquire and John Bell Senr. or any three of them audite and settle the Accounts of Edward West Administrator of John Jones deceased and Make Return to Next Court.

Ordered that Aaron Bright be and is appointed Guardian to Catharine Sexton orphan of Wm. Sexton deceased who gave bond with Simon Wilson and Davis Fancher...Three hundred pounds.

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Ordered that Mitchael Simmons have the Rights of Administration on the Estate of Cornilius Butt deceased who gave bond with Caleb Sears and Davis Fancher Securities in the Sum of three Hundred Pounds.

Ordered that John Church Guardian to Elizabeth Caves orphan of Evan Caves Deceased sell the parishable property belonging to said orphan and Make Return to Next Court.

Ordered that Hillary Morse have leave to Renew his Ordinary Bond who Gave bond with Joseph Grigory and Jesse Holstead...one hundred pounds.

Ordered that Edward Hardy, Samuel Jervise Junr., Josiah Perry and James Best...audite and Settle the Accounts of Thomas Garrott Esquire Executor of the last will and Testament of Mary Allen deceased...

Ordered that Robert Bell be and is appointed overseer of the Road from Capps Path to the Sign Post in the Room...of John Church late overseer...

Ordered that Samuel Salyear Esquire, Edward Hardy Esquire, Thomas Jervise B. Smith [blacksmith] and Thomas Heath...audite and Settle the accounts of Thomas Poyner Esquire Administrator of the Estate of Nancy Sanderson deceased...

Ordered that Samuel Salyear Esquire, Edward Hardy Esquire, Thomas Jervise B. Smith and Thomas Heath...audite and Settle the accounts of Thomas Poyner Esquire Administrator of the Estate of Samuel Stevans deceased...

Ordered that Thomas Poyner Esquire be and is appointed Guardian to Enoch Stephans orphan of Samuel Stephens deceased who gave bond with Daniel Lindsey and Andrew Duke Esquire Securities in the Sum of Two hundred pounds.

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Ordered that Christopher Williams, Joseph Grigory, Solomon Alcock and Jacob Perkins ...audite and Settle the accounts of Samuel Ferebee Esquire Administrator of the Estate of James Spellman Deceased...

Ordered that Edward Hardy Esquire be and is Released from the hire of Negro Fann the Property of Lemuel Sanderson orphan of Jesse Sanderson deceased for the year Eighteen hundred and that Thomas Poyner Guardian to said Orphan pay to Edward Hardy Esquire the sum of Eighteen Dollars and Twenty Nine Cents for boarding and Nursing said Negro Fann during said year in Consequence of her Being Indisposed with the Venereal Complaint.

Warrens Administrator vs. Samuel Weskitt} Case {This Suit Tried Tuesday the 25 of Feby. 1802. The plantiff in this Suit being disatisfyed with The Verdict of the Jury by his Attorney Thomas Johnson Craves an appeal to the Edenton Superior Court of law and Equity Held for the District of Edenton at the Courthouse in Edenton on the Sixth day of April Next, Which was Granted on His Giving bond with Thomas Johnson, Willoughby Dozier and Isaiah Parr...four hundred pounds and his attorney filing the Following Reasons, I.E.
Warrens Administrator vs. Samuel Weskitt} Reasons in Appeal by the Plantiff
That the Verdict of the Jury is Contrary to law and Evidence
Thomas Johnson Attorney

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State of N. Carolina
Currituck County} February Term 1802
    It is Ordered by the Court that the probate of Wills, Deeds &c. granting letters of Administration Settling Guardian Accounts And all other Business Not Requiring the Intervention of a Jury except as herein after Mentioned And the State business Shall be herd And determined on Monday the first day of the Term only or Not Untill the Remaining of the Term Shall be gone thro.
That the causes on the Civil Docket Requiring the Intervention of a Jury Shall be Taken Up on Tuesday Morning the Second day of the Term when the said docket Shall be Regularly Proceeded on And the Jury Causes thereon Tried Continued in Course Untill Tuesday (sic) Night the fourth day of the Term Unless they Shall Sooner be gone Thro. The Remaining of the Term Shall be Confined to the hearing and determining Petitions for dowers, legacies, Filial Proportions, distributive Shares of Intestate estates Not Requiring the Intervention of a Jury, all demurers, Motions for new Trial and Motions in Arrest of Judgement, And other Argument Causes Untill they Shall be Gone thro. before the end of the Term then and in that case, the residue of the term Shall be devoted to the Completion of the business Assigned for the first day.  State Causes Excepted, it is further Ordered that the Clerk Pay Strict attention To these rules by not engaging in any Other business In the absence of the Jury and that in Case at any Moment of Leisure he should have engaged in Any Business Other than that assigned to the Particular rule Imediatly upon Stirring the business of this Rule he Shall diret (?) therefrom and that the Sheriff by Himself or his deputies See that these Rules are inforced in Admitting any Persons Except the Juriors parties to and Witness in the Cause Imediately before the Court Within the Bar.  And it is further ordered that the Clerk give Notice of the foregoing Rules by Advertising in the Most Convenient and Publick Places of the Cournty a Sufficient length of Time before the Next Term.  The Juriors Summoned unto attend the Courts are Strictly enjoined to Give due attendance on the first day of every Term by Ten OClock in the Morning of the said day Under Pain of being fined According to Acts of Assembly.
Attested T. Baxter DyCCC

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Friday, Feb. 26, 1802
    Present: Andrew Bates, Samuel Salyear, Thomas Poyner Esquires

James Hughes vs. James Phillips} Petto. {Jury to wit Josiah Etheridge, Branson Bell, Benjamin Cox, Samuel Whitehurst, Simon Wilson, James Bates(?), Thomas Cox Senr., Phillip Dauge, Caleb Bell, Hollowell Etheridge, Tatum Brabbell, Caleb Parr Impannelled & Sworn Say the defendant did [no additional details].

In this Suit the Defendant beging disatisfied with the Verdict...By his atto. Thomas Johnson...craved an appeal to the Edenton Superior Court...Sixth day of Appril Next...Granted...bond with Samuel Salyear and Andrew Bates Esquires... One Thousand pounds...Reasons in appeal...Verdict of the Jury is contrary to law and evidence...
Thomas Johnson defts. Atto.

Ordered that Jesse Bernard be appointed overseer of the Publick Road from Poplar Branch to deep Branch, and over the Head of the Swamp to the Narrows road in the room...of Wm. Lunn Late overseer...

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Ordered that Samuel Salyear Esquire, Edward Hardy Esquire, Thomas Jervise B. S. and Thomas Heath...audite and Settle the accounts of Thomas Poyner Esquire Executor of the last Will and Testament of George Caffee deceased...

Ordered that Samuel Ferebee Esquire, James Dozier Junr., Christopher Williams & Samuel Etheridge...audite and Settle the Accounts of John Lamb Administrator of the Estate of Christopher Hutchings deceased...

Ordered that Levi W. Hall, Jonathan Lindsey Esquire, Zorobabel Harrison and Wm. Lindsey ...audite and Settle the Accounts of Spence Hall Executor of the last Will and Testament of Josiah Simpson deceased...

Ordered that the Trustee of the Publick buildings make a window thro. the inner Doors And Necesary Pieces to be Made over the doors And Straps and bolts to the three out Side doors and the Steps altered so as to Make them Convenient And an end Window with Two Iron Grates &c. to the Goal of Currituck County.

Ordered that James Hughes...appointed overseer of the Publick Roads through Buck Skins In the room...of Burrus Matthias late overseer...

Saturday, Feb. 27, 1802
    Present: Samuel Salyear, James Phillips, Andrew Bates Esquires

Ordered that the Sheriff pay out of the County Tax to Thomas Baxter the Sum of fifteen Shillings for a bound book to be apropriated to the Use of an Orphan docket there being one wanting for that purpose.

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Ordered that James Bates be...appointed Guardian to Stephen Lee orphan of Sarah Lee...bond with Simon Wilson and Andrew Bates Esquire...Two hundred and fifty pounds.

Ordered that all former Orders for Auditing and Settling deceased Estates be and is Continued for Return &c.

Ordered that Aaron Bright Esquire Open the Toll gate leading through the great Swamp to any person or persons on application Untill the Swamp Road That he Keeps be in Order according to Law.

Currituck February Term 1802
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting
    You are hereby Commanded to Summons the following persons to attend as Juriors at May Term Next To Wit: James Etheridge B. Y., Caleb Cox Senr., Henery Mcpherson, Cornelius Powers, Richd. Florey, Jonathan Bright, Richard Bright, William Florey, Anthoney Simmons, John Wheatley, William Powers, Frederick Dailey, Thomas Jervise B. S., Thomas Heath, Thomas Sanderson, Jesse Bernard, Benjamin Poyner, Samuel Poyner, Joshua Ball, Malachi Mercer, Charles Griggs, Peter Parker, Nathan O. Neel, Jesse Taylor, Edward Taylor, Lemuel Sanders, John White, Caleb Capps Senr., Samuel Etheridge, Jacob Litchfield,Davis Fancher & William Brumsey Constables to attend.

State of N. Carolina Currituck Feby. Term 1802
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting.
    You are hereby Commanded to summons the following persons to attend as Juriors to the Edenton Superior Court on the Sixth of April Next.. Joseph Ballentine, William Maund, Willis Simmons, Aaron Bright, Jonathan Lindsey.

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[Signatures]:
    Saml Salyear
    J. S.(?) Phillips
    Andrew Bates
    Attested: T. Baxter DyCCC

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Deeds Proved & Acknowledged February Term 1802
Deed from...
Nathan Poyner to Samuel Jervise Acknowledged
Jesse Miller to Benjamin Cox Jurat Caleb Etheridge
Thomas Garrett to Anthony Fenters Ack.
Jesse Perry to John Sanderson Jurat Daniel Lindsey
James Banks & wife to Tulley Soary Jurat Thomas Banks
Mattias Toalar to Clement Hill Jurat Thomas Garrett Esquire
James Ayles to William Wilson Senr. Jurat Joseph Ballentine
Wm. Simmons to Willis Simmons Ack.
Stephen Weskitt to Winifred Etheridge Jurat Ben Dough
William Carter to Bowen Green Jurat John MCoy
Joshua Gibbins to Zorobabel Harrison Jurat John MCoy
John Evans to Anthony Fenters Jurat John Mcoy
Bowen Green to William Carter Jurat John MCoy
Jacob Cartwright to Jonathan Parker Jurat John MCoy
Samuel Benson to Avery Tillitt Jurat Thomas Garrett
Josiah Curling to Zorobabel Harrison Jurat Spence Hall
William Thomson to William Twiford Senr. Jurat Thomas Baxter
Ben. Morris to Ben. Taylor Senr. Jurat Thomas Sanderson
Isaac Thomas & Samuel Tillitt & William Etheridge to Frederick Dough. John Beacham the Subscribing witness being dead his hand write was proved By the oath of Thomas Tillitt Esquire in open Court.

Deed of Gift from...
David T. W. Cook to David Cook Bright Jurat Ben. Northern
Willo. White to Levin Ballance Ack.
Sarah Bennitt to Elizabeth Bennitt Jurat Thomas Ferebee

Audited Accounts Exhibited & filed February Term 1802
Susanna Simmons former Guar. to Thomas Simmons Audited Acct. With Danl. Shannon P. G.
Robert Mcpherson Exr. Audited acct. with the Estate of Daniel Ballance deceased
Levi W. Hall former Guar. with Thos. Jervises orphs., audited acct. with Jno. Williams Present Guardian
Samuel Benson Adm. Audited acct. with the Estate of Jacob Caffee deceased
Jonathan Taylor Exr. Audited account with the Estate of Giles Gibbs deceased
Joyace Shannon Exrx. Audited account with the Estate of William Chandler deceased

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Bills of Sales proved & Acknowledged February Term 1802
Bill of Sale from...
Jno. Bernard Exr. of Samuel Bernard decd. to John Sanderson Senr. Acknowledged
Thomas Poyner Esquire to Asa Etheridge Ack.
Thomas Poyner Esquire to Samuel Brown Ack.
Thomas Poyner Esquire to Daniel Lindsey Ack.
Thomas Poyner Esquire to Willis Gallop Ack.
Spence Hall Clerk to Asa Etheridge Ack.
Jacob Perkins Sheriff to Jonathan Lindsey Ack.
Solomon Alcock Sheriff to Jonathan Lindsey Ack.
Nathan Poyner Constable to Jonathan Lindsey Ack.
Wm. Ballance of Edgecomb to Wm. Maund Jurat John Scurr
John Snowden of Camden to Thomas Mercer Senr. Jurat Thomas Mercer Junr.

Inventories Proved February Term 1802
Inventory of the Estate of...
Samuel Bernard deceased
James Ferebee deceased
Joseph Burkett deceased
Grace Sheargold deceased
Pricillar Walker deceased
Daniel Parr deceased
Rasha Lee deceased

Inventory Suplementory of the Estate of...
Giles Gibbs deceased
George Caffee deceased
Nancy Sanderson deceased
Elizabeth Turton deceased

Appraisement & divisions Exhibited & filed
Appraisement & division of...
the Estate of John & Sally Lees deceased
the Estate of Grace Sheargold deceased
the Negroes belonging to the Estate of John Jamison deceased
Negro Taluan (?) & five Children belonging to the Estate of Nancy Sanderson deceased
the Negroes belonging to the Estate of Thomas Jervise Junr. deceased

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Accounts of Sales Exhibited & proved Feby. Term 1802
Account of Sale of the Estate of...
Wm. Robertson deceased...288.15.9 [pounds shillings pence]
Ditto...86.6.7
Ditto...23.5.9
Ditto Suplementory...36.10.6
Pricillar Walker deceased...247.8.8 1/4
Richard Grigory deceased...233.18.1
Samuel Bernard deceased...923.9.7
Thomas Jones deceased...151.13.1
Nancy Sanderson deceased...730.12.0
James Ferebee deceased...55.9.7
Joseph Bowren deceased...32.2.9
Rasha Lee deceased...20.6.6
John Beacham deceased...13.11.3
[Blank; possibly meant to be ditto for John Beacham]...5.13.17
[Blank; ditto for John Beaham?]...4.3.6
William Sexton deceased... $339.49
Account of sale of...
the land & Negroes belonging to the Estate of John Sanderson deceased...22.16.0
the land & Negroes belonging to the Estate of Alexr. L. Whitehall deceased...40.10.0
the land & Negroes belonging to the Estate of Joseph Lindsey deceased...30.2.0
the Rent of Land belonging to Mary Litchfield orphan...5.16.0
the Estate in Part of George Caffee deceased...2.0.0

State of N. Carolina
Currituck County Ss November Term 1801
    Ordered that John Hill and Malachi Read be Appointed to Adjudge what rent Samuel Miller Shall pay per year for the plantation formerly Occupied and belonging to Zadock Jones deceased, that said Miller Obtained by his wife Rebeckah Miller decd. to be paid to the Surviving heirs of said Zadock Jones decd. and that you Make due return thereof to Next Court.
Copy Test T. Baxter DyCCC

In Obedience to the Order of the worshipful Court we the Subscribers have Met and Considered that Samuel Miller Shall pay the sum of Ten Pounds for the Rent of land Mentioned in the Order of Court February 13th 1802.
Recorded & examined this 6th day of April 1802
per T. Baxter DyCCC

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State of N. 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 either by affinity or Consanguinity to meet at a day by you appointed Upon the Premises of Robert Bernard deceased and lay of and Set appart Unto Cyprian Sheppard in Right of his wife her dower of the Said lands of Robert Bernard deceased agreeable to the Act of the General Assembly in such Cases Made and Provided and agreeable to the prayer of the petitioner, and that you the Said Jury make due Return of your Proceedings thereon to our Next Court of Pleas and quarter sessions held for the county of Currituck at the Courthouse in Currituck on the last Monday in February Next Witness Spence Hall Clerk of the Said Court at office at Currituck the 8th Day of December in the XXVI th year of Our Independence Anno Dom 1801
T. Baxter DyCCC

[A small plat of the land is included here].
Currituck County. This plan represents the Manner Plantation whereon Robert Bernard decd. formerly lived, the Cleared land as follows begining at the Road opposite the Steps that leads to the dwelling house then along the Road ...to the division ditch between Grandy & Edmond Bernard...along the Road to an Arch...to Main Road then to the begining in Grandy Bernards part is 65 acres Cleared land and in Edmond Bernards part is 41a 3r 33p--
For the widows dowery begining at the Road opposite the Mouth of a ditch ...to the Southward of the Steps then up said ditch...to a Sasafras then...to the division Ditch then Continued...to a Stake then...to a Stake at the Road then to the begining which Includes the widows dowery in Grandy & Edmonds parts Say 21a 2r 26p in Grandys part and 13a 3r 38p in Edmonds part on which thirds Stand the Dwelling house and all the other houses Given under our hands and Seals this 30th day of December 1801
    Christo. Williams
    S.(?) Etheridge
    Joseph Grigory
    Anthony Simmons
    Jeremiah Mercer Senr.
    Nathaniel Hutchings
    Thomas C. Ferebee
    Jeremiah Mercer Junr.
    Phillip Dauge
    James Dauge
    Mitchael Grigory
    John Lamb
    Test: S. Ferebee Dy. Co. Sur. 1 day @ 20/

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[A small plat of the land of Cloe Bernard is included here].
Currituck County This plan Represents the Cleared land of the place called Hughes belonging to Cloe Bernard begining at a Corner of the New Ground...to an Old Gap...then to the begining Containing 28a 0r 32p.
Then for the widows dowery begining at the Corner of the New ground...to old Gap then continued ...as the fence runs to the Swamp then Round as the fence runs to the begining Containing 9a 1r 18 p.
Given under our hands and Seals this 2d day of January 1802
    Christo. Williams
    S. (?) Etheridge
    Joseph Grigory
    Anthony Simmons
    Jeremiah Mercer Senr.
    Nathaniel Hutchings
    Tho. C. Ferebee
    Jeremiah Mercer Junr.
    Phillip Dauge
    James Dauge
    Mitchael Grigory
    John Lamb
    Test:  S. Ferebee Dy Sur. 1 day 20/

[A small plat of "Bells Clearing" is included here].
Currituck County This plan Represents the Cleared land of a tract Commonly Called bells Clearing belonging to Willo. Bernard orphan of Robert Bernard decd. Begining at a Stake by the branch Side...to a ditch...to Bernards Cannill...to the branch then up the branch to the begining Containing 12a 1r 31p.
For the widows dowery we Run from the place where S16E6 1/2 Chain ...then across the field...to a Small burch beach then Round to the begining Containing 4a 0r 18p Given Under Our hands and Seals this 2d January 1802
Christo. Williams...[same names as above]
Recorded & examined this 30th day of April 1802 per T. Baxter DyCCC

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State of N. Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting:
    You are hereby Commanded to Summons a Jury of Good and lawful Men...[same verbiage as on p. 26a above]...to meet on the premises of Thomas Taylor Deceased, and lay off and assign Unto Francis Taylor her Right of dower in the Real Estate of said deceased which Ought of Right to be Awarded her Agreeable to Act of the General Assembly...Witness Spence Hall Clerk of the Said Court at office at Currituck the 8th Day of December in the XXVI th year of Our Independence Anno Dom 1801
T. Baxter DyCCC

State of N. Carolina
Currituck County} In Obedience to an Order of Court We the Subscribers...Proceed to Lay off Unto Francis Taylor widdow her Right of dower in her deceased husbands Thomas Taylor lands...One third of the Cleared land where the Said Thomas Taylor decd. formerly lived begining at a Stake at the North East Corner of the fence thence ...to a Stake Near the Gap thence...to the South Part of the Cleared land to a Marked Pine thence North...East to the South East Corner of the cleared land thence with the Cleared Northerly to the begining Containing about Six Acres of land including the dwelling Houses Out houses &c. Also Unto the said widdow one third part of her deceased husbands Cleared land Joining where James Douglass lives bounded as follows begining at the South East Corner of Said Cleared land at James Douglass line...a marked pine...across to the West side of the Cleared land to a Marked pine thence Southerly Course to James Douglass line thence...to the begining Containing about five Acres of land together with a priviledge of Rail Timber and Fire wood to Support said third part of Cleared land &c.
Given under our hands and seals this 15 day of January 1802
    James Poyner
    Daniel Dunton
    John Fisher
    John Poyner
    Andw. Duke
    Theophilus Kallam
    Joseph Ferebee
    Thomas Williams
    Joseph Baxter
    James Etheridge
    George Howard
Surveyor 10/ paid Mr. Thomas Poyner
12 Juriors Charge Nothing
Solomon Alcock 40/ pr. set
Witness: Thos. Poyner Survr.
Recorded & examined this 30th day of April 1802 pr. T. Baxter DyCCC

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State of N. Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greetings
    You are hereby commanded to Summons Joseph Ferebee Esquire, Joseph Baxter, Thos. Williams, George Howard and James Etheridge Senr. together with the County Surveyor Commissioners to meet at a day appointed on the premises of Thomas Taylor deceased and lay off and divide the Real Estate of said decd. among his lawful Representatives ...make return...on the last Monday in February next witness Spence Hall Clerk...8th day of December...1801
    T. Baxter DyCCC

[Included here is a small plat of the land of Thomas Taylor decd.]
The above Plan Represents 123 acres of land Situate in the County Aforesaid formerly belonging Unto Thomas Taylor decd. back woods and bounded as follows Begining at a beach Samuel O. Neels line then ...to a hickory...to a Corner Gum at James Douglass land...to a burch beach Corner tree...to a corner Bay tree...to a Corner Red Oak...to a Corner Stump...thence to the begining Surveyed January 14 1802
pr. Thos. Poyner Sur.

...We the Subscribers...proceed to divide the Real Estate of Thomas Taylor deceased Amongst his Sons and daughters in the following Manner. That is to Say Unto Nancy Taylor No. 3 as described in the above plat, Begining at a Stake in James Douglass line...across the plantation to a Stake at the ditch...to a Corner Red Oak...to a Corner bay tree at James Douglass land thence binding on said Douglass land to the begining Containing about 27 1/2 acres...Unto Mary Taylor No. 2 as described in the above Plat begining in James Douglass line at a Stake thence...binding on Nancy Taylors line to a pine and stake at a ditch thence...to an Oak...the Center of three...

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...Marked Trees Oaks...to a small hickory...to a corner beach James Douglass Corner thence binding on said Douglass line Westwardly to the first station containing about 20 1/2 acres...Unto Sarah Taylor No. 5 as described in the above plat begining at a Stake on the East Side of the plantation In John Simmons line...Northwardly from a large white Oak...to a Small Gum at James Douglass land, thence binding on said Douglass line Southwardly to a Corner gum thence an Easterly Course by a line to a Marked Pine in John Simmons line thence binding on said Simmons land Northerly to the begining Containing about 20 1/2 Acres...Unto David Taylor No. 4 ...begining at a small burch beach James Douglass Corner ...to a small hickory...to a Stake at Sarah Taylors line...to a gum at James Douglass line thence with said Douglass line Northerly to the first Station Containing about 20 1/2 acres...Unto Euphan Taylor No. 6...begining at a beach in Samuel O. Neels line thence westwardly by a line of marked Trees to a Corner Gum at James Douglass land thence Northwardly To a Marked Gum at Sarah Taylors line thence Eastwardly by a line binding on Sarah Taylors land to a marked Pine in John Simmons line thence Southwardly by a line of marked trees to the begining Containing about 20 1/2 acres...Unto Charles Taylor No. 1 ...begining at a Small Hickory ...to the Center of three marked Oaks thence ...to a Corner Stump N. E. Corner of the land formerly Belonging Unto Thomas Taylor decd. thence Southwardly by a line of Marked trees to a Small hickory at David Taylors line thence...binding on David Taylors land by a line of Marked trees to the begining Containing about 20 1/2 acres...Also we order that David Taylor that drew No. 4 or his Guardian pay unto Nancy Taylor that drew No. 3 the Sum of four Pounds five Shillings & five pence. Also we order that David Taylor or his Guardian pay unto Mary Taylor or her guardian the Sum of four pounds five shillings & five pence. Also we Order that David Taylor or his Guardian pay unto Charles Taylor that drew No. 1 or his Guardian the sum of Nine pounds Seven Shillings & eleven pence. Also we order that David Taylor that drew No. 4 or his Guardian pay unto Sarah Taylor that drew No. 5 or her Guardian the Sum of three pounds Eight Shillings & Four pence. Also we order that Euphan Taylor that drew No. 6 or her Guardian pay unto Sarah Taylor that drew No. 5 or her Guardian the Sum of five pounds Nineteen Shillings and Seven pence. Given under our hands and Seals this 15th day of January 1802
Witness: Thos. Poyner Sur.
Bill of Cost & Commissioners assignment carried up

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Brought up...
    5 Commissioners 1 1/2 days at 10s per day...3.15.0
    Surveyor 1 1/2 day at 20s & 10s for Making out Rule...2.0.0
    2 Chain bearers 1 1/2 days...1.0.0
    S. Alcock Sheriff...3.9.4
    Clerks fee...1.12.8
[Total]...11 [pounds] 17 [shillings]
    Joseph Ferebee
    Thomas Williams
    George Howard
    Joseph Baxter
    James Etheridge
Recorded & examined this 30th day of April 1802
Per. T. Baxter DyCCC

Agreeable to Order of Court we the Subscribers have Met and Set apart So Much of the Crop and Provision as we deem Necessary for One year for widow and family of James Banks decd. To all the Corn, and Wheat thats Growing 21 dollars to purchase Poark & five do. for Corn 10s to purchase Salt &c.
$21 dollars for Corn
5 Ditto for poark
1 1/4 ditto for Salt
[Total] $27 1/4
Thos. Marchant
Leml. Wilson
Peter Ballentine
Davis Ballentine
Recorded & examined this 30th day of April 1802
Per. T. Baxter DyCCC


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