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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 (August Term)

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State of N. Carolina
At a Court of Pleas and quarter Sessions begun and held for the County of Currituck at the Courthouse in Currituck on the last Monday in August it being the 30th day of August and continued by adjournments Untill the 3d Day of September 1802
    Present: James Phillips, Henry White, Thomas Tillett Esquires

...Last Will and Testament of Francis Williamson Deceased...Jonathan Williamson and Gaius Williamson Executors...qualified...

The Grand Jury ...to wit John Humphries Forman, Leavin Dunton, Joshua West, John Mahorney, Mitchel Gregory, Elijah Addison, Thomas Bernard, Thomas Sanderson, Thomas Ferebee, Brickhouse Bell, Jonathan West, George Poyner, Cyprian Sheppard, William Brumsey Constable sworn to attend the Grand Jury.

Ordered that Patrick White have the Right of Administration on the Estate of John Mitchel Decd. ...bond with Mathias Toler and John Gwyn...three hundred pounds & Qualified and Returned an Inventory...

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Ordered that William Austin ...exempted from the payment of a pool Tax for [his] own person for the year 1801 and that the Sheriff be allowed the same.

Ordered that James Phillips, Henry White Esquires, Jesse Taylor and Malachi Jones...appraise & divide the Personal Estate of John Mitchel Decd. among his lawfull heirs and make return...

The Last Will and Testament of Willis Gwin Deceased...proved...by the Oath of James Phillips Esquire..John Gwin Executor ...qualified and returned an Inventory...

Ordered that Samuel Salyer Esquire be appointed overseer of the Publick Road in the Narrows district in the room & stead of Edward Taylor late overseer...

Ordered that Thomas C. Ferebee, John Williams of Indiantown, John Humphries and Samuel Etheridge...audite and settle the accounts of Robert Barnard Decd. late guardian of Peter Barnard orphan of Jesse Barnard Decd. with Brickhouse Bell the Present Guardian...

Ordered that Willis Etheridge Esquire, Caleb Etheridge, William Maund & Jeremiah Land ...audite and settle the Accounts of Thomas Mercer Administrator of George Brooks Decd...

Adjourned

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Tuesday, August 31, 1802
    Present: Samuel Salyear, Edward Hardy, Andrew Duke, Thomas Tillett Esquires

Ordered that Peter Etheridge be and is appointed guardian to Matthias Etheridge orphan of Abner Etheridge agreeable to his own choice in the room of Maximillian Bowren...Peter Etheridge gave bond with James Powers and Cornelius Powers securities in the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds.

Ordered that Daniel Shannan guardian to Charles Lindsey orphan of Thomas Lindsey deceased have leave to renew his guardian bond in order that his first securities be discharged and the said Daniel Shannan gave bond with Matthias Tolar Senr. and Joyace Shannon securities in the sum of five hundred pounds...

Mary Aydelott late Mary Forbes widdow of Wm. Forbes deceased come into Court and disented from the last will and Testament of her said Deceased husband Wm. Forbes and prays that the same may be recorded.

Ordered that John Cox, George Forker, Joseph Ballentine & John Northern Esquire...audite and settle the accounts of Maxm. Bouren late guardian of Matthias Etheridge orphan of Abner Etheridge decd. with Peter Etheridge present guardian...

Ordered that the Executor of Wm. Forbes deceased sell the parishable part...

Ordered that Unice (?) Etheridge be allowed the sum of twelve pounds to commence from the time her last allowance expired for the maintinance of a Bastard child begotten on her body by John Cox Cornelius Powers the expiration of her maintinance from the 18th of March last past to be Paid in Equal Quarterly payments by the sd. Cornelius Powers.

Ordered that Simon Wilson, George Forker, Maximillian Bouren and John Northern Esquire...audite and settle the accounts of Richard Bright Executor of the Last will and testament of Willis Bright deceased and administrator of Mary Bright deceased estate and make return...

Ordered that Col. Andrew Duke be and is exempt from the payment of a Poll tax for his negro man Esex from this time forever.

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The last Will and Testament of Wm. Forbes deceased was exhibited...proved...by the oath of Zorobabell Harrison...Noah Grigory Executor therein named qualified...

The last will and Testament of Judith Grigory deceased was exhibited...proved...by the oath of Mark Gregory...Joseph Gregory executor therein named qualified...

Ordered that the executor of Judith Grigory deceased sell the parishable part...

The last will and Testament of Thomas Ferebee deceased was Exhibited...proved...by the oath of Maxm. Bouren...Elizabeth Ferebee Executrix therein named Qualified...

Ordered the Executrix of Thomas Ferebee deceased sell the parishable part...

The last will and Testament of Shadrick Gallop deceased was Exhibited...proved...by the oath of Meshack Sawyer...Nancy Gallop Executrix therein named qualified...

Ordered that Peter Ballentine be and is appointed Guardian to Marchant and Joseph Ballentines orphans of Joseph Ballentine deceased in the room of Gideon Marchant late guardian agreeable to their own choice who gave bond with Lewis Cox and Maximillian Bouren securities in the sum of two hundred pounds for each orphan.

Ordered that Elizabeth Adams have the rights of Administration on the Estate of Asa Adams deceased...qualified...bond with Laban Gregory and Daniel Shannon Securities in the sum of thirty pounds & returned an Inventory...

Ordered that the administratrix of Asa Adams deceased sell the parishable part...

Ordered that Elizabeth Ferebee be...appointed Guardian to Elizabeth Purrington orphan of Hezekiah Purrington deceased agreeable to her own choice who gave bond with Andrew Duke and Simon Wilson...500 pounds...

Ordered that Mitchael Lee...is appointed Guardain to Barbara Heath orphan of Robert Heath deceased agreeable to her own choice in the room of Isles Simmons late guardian who gave bond with Lemuel Lee and Phillip Lee...eighty pounds.

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Ordered that Wm. Maund be and is exempt from the payment of a poll tax for his Negro man Cato from this time forever.

Sidney Hunt vs. Jacob Spellman} appl. wa. {Jury...Wm. Maund, Robert Poyner, Joliff Holstead, John Bell Senr., Richard Fenton, Samuel Holt, James Etheridge, Wm. Etheridge, Maximillian Bowren, Thomas Allison, Jesse Perry, James Powers...say the defendant did assume and assess the Plantiff damage to 15/ and 6d cost.

Ordered that Thomas Taylor Senr. ...is appointed Overseer of the Backwood Road in the room...of Levi Poyner late Overseer..

Elizabeth Scurrs Adm. vs. Joseph Jones Executrix} appl. wa. {Jury the same ...say the defendants testator did not assume.

Adjourned

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Wednesday, September 1, 1802
    Present, Joseph Ferebee, Wm. Tatum, Edwd. Hardy, Edwd. Bunnill Esquires

Wm. Nielson & Co. vs. Nathan Tatum} Case {Jury...Wm. Maund, Robert Poyner, Joliff Holstead, John Bell Senr., Richard Fenton, Samuel Holt, James Etheridge, Isaiah Parr, Richard Hutchings, Wm. Glasgow, James Hervey, Thomas Hervery...say the defendant is guilty in manner & form as the plantiff hath declared and assess the plantiff Damage at 50 pounds & 6d cost.

The Relinquishment of William Leigh one of the Executors and Trustees named in the Last Will and Testament of Francis Williamson Decd. was Exhibited in Open Court and Proved in due from of Law by the Oath of Frederick Dailey a subscribing Witness there to Ordered therefore that the same be certified by the Clerk and filed with the Copy of the said will as a Record of this Court.

Ordered that Daniel Midyett, Christopher Oneel, John Midyett and Sanders Pain...audite...the accounts of Paul Pugh Admr. of Francis Pugh Decd. and Make return...

Ordered Willoughby Dauge Senr., Robert Poyner Junr., John Lamb and Samuel Etheridge...audite...the accounts of Samuel Dozier Exr. of Daniel Parr Decd.

Ordered that the following persons be Recommended to the Representatives of this County for the next General Assembly as fit Persons to be added to the Commission of the Peace and that the Clerk issue a Copy of the Same to the said Representatives the Persons recommended is Zorobabel Harrison, John Hill, James Etheridge & Thos. C. Ferebee.

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Ordered that Jonathan West be appointed Constable in the Gibbs Woods District ...qualified...bond with Soloman Alcock and Saml. Salyear Esquire...Two hundred fifty pounds...

Ordered that Peter Morse be appointed overseer of the Publick Road in the room...of Davis Ballentine Late Overseer...

Ordered that Andrew Duke, Thomas Williams Esquires, Josiah Nicholson and Daniel Dunton...audit and settle the accounts of Joseph Ferebee Esquire Admr. of Loissey Ireland decd...

Adjourned

State of N. Carolina Currituck, Aug. Term 1802
The Court proceed to alter the Tavern Rates and establish them in hard Money Viz:
One Jill of West India Rum 6d, if Mixed with water 6d, if Tody & Sweetened with loaf Sugar 8d, one Jill of American or french rum or Country made brandy 4d, mixed with water 4d, if Sweetened 6d, one jill of westindia rum made into Punch 1/6, One quart of good wine 4/, Ditto inferior 3/, One quart of Cyder 4d, for a warm Breakfast 2/, Relish 1/, warm dinner 3/, Ditto Supper 2/, lodging each Night 6d, Each pattle of oats or Corn 6d, Each Bundle of blade fodder 2d, Pasturage or Stabling a horse 24 hours 6d, and that the respective Tavern Keepers Observe the Same under pain of the law.
Attest T. Baxter DyCCC

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Thursday, September 2, 1802
    Present, William Tatum, Andrew Duke, Thomas Tillett Esquires

Ordered that George P[smeared--could be Poyner] appointed Patroler in the Courthouse District in the Room ...of James Williams the Present Patroler and that the said James Williams is no longer Patroler.

Ordered that John Fisher have leave to renew his Ordinary Bond...bond with Jeremiah Mercer Senr. and Nathan Poyner...one hundred pounds...

Ordered that Robert Poyner be appointed Overseer of the Publick Road in the room and stead of Andrew Duke Esqr. late Overseer...

Ordered that Willoughby Cooper be appointed Patroler in the room & stead of Caleb Coats the Present Patroler...

Ordered that Frederick Dough be Continued Patroler in the Powels Point District for the Ensuing year.

State vs. Elias Williams} Indt. Petilarceny} Jury...William Maund, Robert Poyner, Joliff Holstead, John Bell, Richard Fenton, Samuel Holt, Jeremiah Mercer, Joshua Ball, James White, Benjamin Taylor, John Fisher, Samuel Poyner...say the defendant is not guilty.

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Ordered that Caleb Etheridge have leave to renew his Constable Bond for the Ensuing year...bond with James Etheridge & Robt. Poyner...Two hundred fifty pounds...

Ordered that David Warmington orphan of John Warmington of the age of fifteen years be bound an apprentice to Maxn. Bowren to Learn the Trade of a Shoe Maker till he arrives to the age of Twenty one years.

State vs. George Howard}Indt. Assl.} Jury...William Maund, Robert Poyner, Joliff Halstead, John Bell, Richard Fenton, Samuel Holt, James Etheridge, Elias Williams, Joshua Ball, James White, John Fisher, Davis Ballentine...say the Defendant is Guilty Juryor withdrawn by consent on condition that the cause stand for Trial next Court.

Ordered that Benjamin Taylor Senr., Thomas Poyner Esqr., Edward Hardy Esqr., Samuel Salyer Esqr. or any three of them audite and settle the accounts [of] Daniel Lindsey Administrator of Joseph Lindsey Decd...

Ordered that John Walmsley, Willis Simmons Esqr., Francis Morse & Davis Fancher...audite...the accounts of Joel Kinnians Executor of Sarah Slaughter Decd...

Ordered that John Walmesly, Willis Simmons Esqr., Francis Morse, Davis Fancher...audite...the accounts of Joel Kinnian Administrator of Isbell Lufman Decd...

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Ordered that John Walmesley be appointed overseer of the Publick Road from the main Road at Peter Morses to Walmesley Mill in the room and stead of James Brunt Late Overseer...

Ordered that Scirefacias issue to the Sheriff to Notify Henry West Guardian to Sally Lee orphan of John Lee Decd. to make his personal appearance at next Court and Shew Cause if any he has Why his securities Emsley Bunnel & the Admr. of Obediah Caps Decd. should not be released and he give such other Security as the Court shall appprove of for his said guardianship.

Samuel Jaspers Exr. vs. John J. White} Jury...William Maund, Robert Poyner, Joliff Holstead, John Bell Senr., Richard Fenton, Samuel Holt, James Etheridge, Joshua Ball, William Wilson, Samuel Poyner, Benjn. Taylor Son of Edward, John Fisher...say the Defendant did assume and asses the Plaintiff Damage to Twenty pounds and four pence & 6d cost.

Wm. Nelson & Co. vs. Nathan Tatum} Case} Judgement for the Plaintiff for the sum of fifty pounds & 6d cost. The Plaintiff being Dissatisfied...prayed an appeal to the Superior Court of Law & Equity...at the Courthouse in Edenton on the Sixth day of October Next...granted...Colo. John Williams & Jeremiah Land securities...One thousand pounds...Attorney William Blair filed the following reasons...

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...I am of Opinion that the Damages assessed in this cause are an Inadequate Compensation for the Injury Sustained by the Plaffs. which I conceive to be a sufficient reason for the Plaintiffs appealing.
    Will Blair Atto.

Ordered that Thomas Baxter be appointed Special Commissioner to contract with some Person to Make a Convenient writing Desk and put a good Lock and Key to it to be placed in the Clerks office and also to put ut [up?] a Convenient shelf with Proper Divisions to hold the Books of said Office Provided the Commissioner Do not agree to Give more than fifteen dollars for the above work.

Thomas Harris vs. Benjamin Saunderson} Attachment levied on a ____(?) in the hands of Elijah Adderson ________(?) to appear to Court} Judgement by default & In___(?)
Jury...say the obligation(?) is the act & deed of the deft. and asses the plt. damages at 24.6.2 Elijah Adderson garnisher called & failed to appear Judgmt. final against the garnishee.

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Friday, September 3, 1802
    Present, Willis Etheridge, Andew Bates, Wm. Tatum Esquires

State of N. Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting
    You are hereby Commanded to Summons Thomas Sanderson Esquire, James Dauge Junr., Edward West, Zorobabel Harrison, John Lamb to be and appear at the Next Superior Court of law and equity to Be held at the Courthouse in Edenton on the Sixth day of October Next as Juriors &c....

James Linton pr. Guardn. vs. Thomas Tillett Esqr.} Jury...William Maund, Robert Poyner, Joliff Holstead, Richard Fenton, James Etheridge, Samuel Holt, Gideon Marchant, Jeremiah Land, Charles Bradley, Jeremiah Perkins, Jacob Perkins, Caleb Parr...say the defendant [no further information]

Ordered that the sheriff summons Powers Poyner, John Fisher, Armistead Soles, Benjamin Tatum, James Doxey, William Shergold, Willoughby Morris, William Wilson, Francis Morse, Zachariah Morse, Hillery Morse, Jack Kinnian, Thomas Ferebee, Jacob Perkins, Richard Williams, Davis Ballentine, Zachariah Taylor, Jonathan Taylor, Moses Caps, William Brabble, Samuel Phillips, Wallis Bray, William Poyner, James Harvey, Foster Jarvis, Thomas Gray, Caleb Sears, Joseph Baxter, Burrus Mathias, Caleb Parr to attend as Juriors to Next Term & James Cowel & Dennis Dauge Constables.

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Ordered that William Maund, Thomas Baxter, Caleb Etheridge and Samuel Ferebee...audite...accounts of John Scurr administrator of Elizabeth Scurr deceased...

Ordered that Dennis Dauge have the rights of Administration on the Estate of Dinah Hutchings deceased...qualified...bond with Samuel Ferebee and Davis Fancher...sixty pounds...

Ordered that all the hands that work on the road from Daniel Duntons to Joel Poyners be taken off the said road and return to the Great Swamp road where they are to work

Ordered that Thomas Mercer have leave to renew his Ordinary Bond...bond with Davis Fancher & Jacob Perkins...one hundred pounds...

Ordered that Davis Fancher be reappointed Constable...bond with Jacob Perkins & Samuel Etheridge...Two hundred and fifty pounds...

Ordered that Samuel Etheridge be reappointed Constable...bond with Jacob Perkins, Solo. Alcock...Two hundred and fifty pounds...

Orderd that all former Orders for auditing and settling deceased Persons Estates be and is Continued for report to Next Court.

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Ordered that Joseph Ferebee Esquire have the rights of administration on the estate of Thomas Mills deceased...qualified...bond with Solomon Alcock and Samuel Salyear Esquire...one hundred pounds...

Ordered that Samuel Ferebee Esquire have the rights of administration on the estate of Robert Reed Right deceased...qualified...bond with Jacob Perkins and Davis Fancher...one Hundred pounds...

Ordered that the administrator of Robert Reed Right deceased sell the parishable part...

Ordered that Jacob Perkins be and is appointed Overseer of the Publick Road leading from Indian Town Bridge to an holley and oak Stump the old boundaries and that all the hands subject to work on said road work under him as if there were no Division in said Road and that Joseph Gregory be Considered as No Overseer From this time...

Ordered that the Administrator of the estate of Thomas Mills deceased sell the Parishable part...

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[Contains only the following signatures]:
    Saml. Salyear
    Andrew Bates
    Joseph Ferebee
    S. Ferebee
    Andw. Duke
Then Court Adjourned Untill Court in Course
    Attest: T. Baxter DyCCC

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Deeds, deeds of Gifts & Bills of Sales proved & acknowledged Aug. Term 1802
Deed from...

Solomon Alcock Shff. to Thomas P. Williams, Acknowledged
Solomon Alcock Shff. to Joseph Ballentine, Ack.
Malachi Dudley to Thomas Dudley, Jurat Daniel Dudley
John White to Jesse Taylor Senr., Ack.
Christopher O Neel to Jacob Midyett, Ack.
John Aydelott to William Lindsey, Jurat Solomon Alcock
Lemuel Gregory to John Aydelott, Ack.
Matthias Tolar Senr. to James Ruark, Ack.
Cornelius Davis & wife to William Williamson, Ack.
Josiah Bell to John Stanley, Ack.
Matthias Tolar Senr. to Matthias Tolar Junr., Ack.
James Brent to Richard Fenton, Jurat Wm. Brickhouse
John Evans Junr. to Lemuel Gregory, Jurat John Aydelott
Thomas Brown to Laban Thomas, Jurat Thomas Dowdy
William O Neel to Daniel Tollson, Jurat Thomas Quidley
William Beseley to Vinson White, Jurat Malachi Jones
Joseph Simmons to John Fisher, Jurat Ben. Taylor Senr.
Benjamin Scurr to Jeremiah Land, Jurat John Scurr
Joel Ayles & wife to Doctr. David Jones, Jurat Jos. Hamon(?)
Jonathan & Gaius Williamson to Gideon Marchant, Ack.
Matthias Tolar Senr. to George M. Cave, Jurat Spence Hall
William McLeave(?) to Samuel Tillitt, Jurat Spence Hall

Power of Attorney from...
Eustace O Brien to Matthias Tolar Senr., Jurat Saml. Salyear Junr.
Geo. Mcleave to William Mcleave admitted to registration by the Court.

Article of agreement...
between Eustace OBrien & George Mcleave, Jurat Samuel Salyear Junr.

Bill of Sale from...
Jacob Perkins Shff. to William Williamson, Ack.
Laban Gregory to John Aydelott, Ack.

Deed of Gift from...
Wm. O.Neel to Daniel Tollson(?), Jurat Demsey Quidley

Discharge from...
Wm. Lunn & wife to Joyace Shannon Executrix of Wm. Chandler, Jurat Spence Hall

Receipt from...
Eustace OBrien to George Mcleave the hand write proved by Samuel Salyear Junr. to be the hand write of Eustace O.Brien

Power of Attorney from...
Moses Creekmur to Ephraim Jervise, Jurat James Hutchings

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Account of Sales Exhibited & proved Aug. Term 1802
Account of Sale of the Estate of...

John Gray deceased...305.8.1
Spencer Walker deceased...251.4.0
William Dunstan decd...322.15.5
Daniel Parr decd...188.18.4 1/2
John Pugh decd...$65.88 1/2
Thomas O.Neel decd...147.39 1/2
George Brooks decd...67.6.2
James Bowen decd...106.9.3 1/2
Frances Pugh decd...$131.20
James Spellman decd...15.18.6
Joseph Burkitt decd...77.10.11
Isabel Luffman decd...1.5.0

Account of Sale of the land of...
Richd. Sanderson Orphan...6.0.0

Inventories exhibited & proved August Term 1802
Inventory of the Estate of...

Willis Gwin decd.
John Gray decd.
Nathan Hall decd.
John Sawyear decd.
Asa Adams decd.
John Mitchael decd.
William Dunstan decd.

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Executors & Administrators Audited Accounts exhibited Aug. Term 1802
Andrew Bates Ex. Audited Account with the Estate of John Dean decd. Ballance due estate 809.19.8
Samuel Ferebee Ex...Peter Dauge decd...due estate...533.18.9
Samuel Ferebee Ad...James Spellman decd...due Admr...11.14.11
Thos. C. Ferebee Ad...Samuel Berry decd...due estate...1.10.5
Jesse Dough Ad...John Dough decd...due estate...77.12.10
Samuel Dough Ad...Jesse Dough decd...due estate...230.12.10
Rachel Etheridge Ad...Thorogood Etheridge decd...due estate...206.7.3
Elias Williams Ad...Elias Williams decd...due estate...308.14.9
Nancy Beseley Ad...Ambros Beseley decd...due estate...15.7.10
Division of the Estate of Ambros Beseley decd. among his lawful heirs each heir...2.11.3

State of N. Carolina Currituck Ss. May Term 1802
    On hearing the petition of Polley Gray relict of John Gray deceased, Ordered that Edward Bunnill Esquire, Wallas Bray, Samuel Phillips and Jacob Perkins lay off and set apart unto said widdow so much of the Stock, Crop and provision of John Gray Deceased as will be Sufficient for the maintainance of said widdow and family for one year agreeable to act of assembly in Such Cases made provided &c.
Copy Test T. Baxter DyCCC

Agreeable to the above Order...we the Subscribers having met and qualified then proceed and say that the above mentioned widdow have for her use and family till the first day of January that is to say what poark and Bacon there is Supposed to be two Barrells of poark and what Corn and Wheat there is on hand we suppose to be to the Value of five Barrells and one half of Corn and what small quantity of fatt there is and for want of there being more provisions on Hand do give his Stock in the room thereof that is to say three Cows and Calves and fifteen Shoats the first choice as witness our hands and seals this 22d day of June 1802
    Edwd. Bunnell
    Wallis Bray
    Samuel Phillips
    Jacob Perkins
Recorded & examined the 5th Octr. 1802 pr. T. Baxter DyCCC

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State of N. Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting:
    You are hereby Commanded to Summons Brickhouse Bell, Joseph Gregory, Anthony Simmons, William Lurry and Samuel Etheridge commissioners together with the County Surveyor to meet at a day by you appointed on the premises that Thomas P. Williams bought of the Sheriff by virtue of a writ of Sci Fa. against the lands of John Sawyear late deceased against the lands of Thomas C. Ferebee and establish a line between the parties agreeable to the prayer of the petitioner, and agreeable to act of the general assembly in such cases made and provided and you the said Commissioners are required to make due return of your proceedings had thereon to our next Court...on the last Monday in August Next witness Spence Hall clerk of our said Court at office at Currituck the 3d day of June and in the XXVIth year of our Independance Anno Dom 1802
T. Baxter DyCCC

State of N. Carolina
Currituck County} Pursuant to the annexed order of Court we the Subscribers having met on the premises and after being duly Sworn agreeable to law have proceeded to establish a line between the lands which Thomas P. Williams bought of the Sheriff of said County as the property of John Sawyear deceased and the lands of Thomas C. Ferebee as follows Begining at a persimon tree in Sams Run or Mill dam Branch...above the Bridge then down a branch that Makes out of Said Mill dam Branch...to a beach...to a Red Oak...Persimmon tree...a Small Sweet Gum...to a Bridge called Neds Run Bridge which courses makes down the best Stream or running water that makes out of the mill dam branch to Neds Run bridge being the place where the deed to Thomas Sawyear begins.
Given under our hands and Seals this 19th day of June 1802.
    B.h. Bell
    Joseph Grigory
    Anthony Simmons
    S. Etheridge
Test: S. Ferebee DyC. Survr.
Sur. 1 day...1
4 Comm. no charge
Sheriff fee...1
Clerks fee...1.12.8
Recorded and examined this 20th day of Oct. 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 Joseph Ferebee Esquire, Willoughby Dauge Senr., James Dauge Senr., Phillip Dauge and Brickhouse Bell commissioners together with the County surveyor to meet on the premises disputed by Nathaniel Hutchings against Rachael Gregory Executrix of Griffith Grigory Junr. deceased and Settle the boundaries in dispute and establish a line between the parties agreeable to Act of the general Assembly in such ases made and provided and that you the said Commissioners make due return of your procedings had theron to our Next Court...the last Monday in August Next witness Spence Hall Clerk of the said court...3rd day of June...1802
T. Baxter DyCCC

State of North Carolina
Currituck County} Persuant to the annexed order of Court we the subscribers have met on the premises and after being sworn agreeable to law in disputed line between Nathaniel Hutchings and the heirs of Griffith Gregory Junr. deceased Have proceeded to establish the line between them as follows begining at a holly Nathaniel Hutchings Corner on the south side of the Connell [canal?] and we say that the Connell shall in futer be the line between the Contending parties the courses of the Connell are as follows from the Holly...to a maple Nathaniel Hutchings Corner and we say that Nathaniel Hutchings pay all lawful costs. Given under our hands and Seals this 18th day of June 1802.
    Joseph Ferebee
    Willo. Dauge Senr.
    James Dauge
    Phillip Dauge
    B.h. Bell
Test: S. Ferebee DySur. & possession Master
Surveyor 1 day...1
Clerks fee...1.12
5 Commissioners at 8/...2
S. A. Sheriff...1.12
[Total]...6.4
Recorded and Examined this 20th day of October 1802 pr. T. Baxter DyCCC

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State of N. Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting: You are hereby Commanded to Summons Thomas Tillett Esquire, Willis Gallop, Samuel Tillett, Thomas Best and James Best Commissioners together with the County Surveyor to meet at a day by you appointed on the premises of John Dough deceased and divide the real estate of said John Dough decd. equally among the lawful representatives of said decd...according to the prayer of the Petitioner and...make due return...to our Next Court...on the last Monday in August Next. Witness Spence Hall Clerk...3d day of June...1802
T. Baxter DyCCC

[Here there is a small plat of the land, which is shown next to Northers Gutt and Cowpen Ridge and is described in the following]:

State of N. Carolina Currituck County
This plan represents 275 acres of land situate on the North Banks begining at a Creek near Isaac Tilletts land thence...binding on Isaac Tillitts to William Bests line thence east...to a corner Sweet Gum thence South...to a Corner Pine thence west to the beginning.
Surveyed July 22d 1802 per Tho. Poyner Surv.

State of N. Carolina
Currituck County} In Obedience to an order of Court to us directed we the subscribers being summoned by the Sheriff having met on the premises and after being quallified proceed to divide the real estate of John Dough decd. amoung the lawful representatives that is to say unto Keziah Dough Daughter of the said John Dough decd. Sixty acres of land agreeable to a Deed from Nathan & Spence Hall unto the said John Dough decd. also about 18 acres of marsh near Panthers Creek also about 5 acres of Marsh as a priviledge her part of marsh over Robertsons Creek.
Unto Benjamin Dough 50 acres of land as discribed in the above plat also 8 acres of marsh near Panthers Creek also about 5 acres of marsh as a priviledge his part of the marsh over Robertsons Creek.
Unto Sabra Dough about 75 acres of land as discribed in the above plat also about 8 acres of marsh near Panthers Creek also about 5 acres of marsh as a priviledge her part of the marsh over Robertsons Creek.
Unto Ann Dough about 37 1/2 acres of land as discribed in the above plat also 20 acres southward of Cowpen Ridge also about 8 acres of marsh near Panthers Creek also about 5 acres of marsh over Robertsons Creek as a priviledge.
Unto John Dough about 39 1/2 acres of land as discribed in the above plat also about 20 acres North part of Cowpen Ridge also about 8 acres of marsh near Panthers Creek also about 5 acres of marsh over Robertsons Creek as a priviledge.
Unto Samuel Dough about 55 acres of land as discribed in the above plan also about 8 acres of marsh near Panthers Creek also about 5 acres of land over Robertsons Creek as a priviledge.

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Brought over from other side
    We order that Sabra Dough pay unto Kezia Dough one dollar, also that Sabra Dough pay unto Benjamin Dough Nineteen Dollars, also that Sabra Dough pay unto Ann Dough Sixty three dollars, also that Sabra Dough pay unto John Dough the sum of two dollars. Also that Sabra Dough pay unto Samuel Dough the sum of fifty one dollars. Given under our hands and seals this 23d day of July 1802
    Willis Gallop
    Samuel Tillett
    Tho. Best
3 Commissioners 2 days...3
2 Chain bearers 2 days...2
Surveyor...3
Sheriff...3.12
Clerk...1.12.6
Drink...1.7.6
Victuals...3
[Total]...17.12
Witness Tho. Poyner Surv.
Recorded and examined this 22d day of October 1802 pr. T. Baxter DyCCC

State of N. Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting:
    You are hereby Commanded to summons Edward Hardy Esquire, Thomas Garrott Esquire, William Best Senr., Nathan Walker and William Best Sailor commissioners together with the County Surveyor ...to meet on the Premises of John Beacham deceased and lay off and divide unto the lawful Representatives of said deceased their equitable Share of their intestate fathers Real Estate...according to the prayer of the Petitioner and you...are requested to make due return...to our Next Court...on the last Monday of August Next. Witness Spence Hall Clerk...3d day of June...1802.
T. Baxter DyCCC

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[Here there is a small plat of the land which is shown located between Fresh Pond Run and Colleton Creek and on Lamaires Bay. In the upper right of the page is a list of surveying expenses, which names Tho. Best and Jno. Padrick as chain bearers].
State of N. Carolina
Currituck County
    The above plan represents 150 acres of land situate ...on the North banks Formerly belonging unto John Beacham deceased and Bounded as follows. Begining on the fresh pond run at the land formerly belonging to Thomas Jones decd. thence runing [SW] to Colleton Creek thence [various courses] to a dead Beach on fresh pond run thence Northwardly with the said run to the begining.
Surveyed and divided July 1802 per Tho. Poyner Surveyor

State of N. Carolina
Currituck County} In obedience to an order of Court...we the subscribers...having met on the premises...proceed to divide the Real estate of John Beacham in the following that is to say unto Lurana Hill daughter of said Beacham decd. the North part of said tract of land containing about forty acres of Land runing from the said run fresh pond run to the dotted line as represented in the above plat also about ten acres of marsh in the piece laying joining Colleton Creek and Lemaires Bay.
Unto Daniel Beacham son of said Beacham decd. the middle part of said tract of Land from the fresh pond run to the dotted line as discribed in the above plat containing about forty acres of land also about ten acres of marsh in the piece lying between Colleton Creek and Lamaires bay.
Unto Elizabeth Gamewell daughter of said Beacham decd. the South part of said tract of Land from fresh Pond run to the dotted line in the above plat containing about forty acres of land also about ten acres of marsh in the piece lying between Colleton Creek and Laimaires Bay. Given under our hands and seals this 21st day of July 1802
    Thomas Garrett
    William Best
    Nathan Walker
    William Best Sailor
Recorded and examined this 22d day of Octr. 1802 By T. Baxter DyCCC

[50a]
State of N. Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting:
    You are hereby Commanded to Summons Lemuel Wilson, Simon Wilson, Joseph Ballentine, Thomas Cox Senr. and Peter Ballentine commissioners together with the County Surveyor...to meet on the premises of Phillip Northern deceased [to] lay off and assign unto the petitioner and the lawful representatives of Phillip Northern Their equitable share or part of their intestate fathers real estate which aught of right to be allotted them... And you the said commissioners are hereby requested to make due return of your proceedings thereon to our Next Court...on the Last monday in August Next. witness Spence Hall Clerk of our said Court...3d day of June...1802.
T. Baxter DyCCC

[Here there is a small plat of the land showing division between Phillip Northern and [Benjamin] Northern which is described in the following]:
State of N. Carolina Currituck County} Persuant to the annexed order of Court we the subscribers have met on the premises whereon Phillip Northern decd. being quallified agreeable to law have proceeded with the Surveyor to run round the manner Plantation as follows begining at a persimmon tree in the lain John Northerns line then [SE] to Swamp side then along the Swamp side [SW]...to a White oake John Northerns Corner [NW] to a Sweet Gum in place of a Poplar corner [various courses] to a White oak a Corner at the mouth of the lain then down the lain...to the beginning to divide the same begining at the persimmon tree...to the gate post then...to a pine the Southward side No. 1...containing 36 acres 3 rods and 15 poles to be equal with the Northward side No. 2 Containing 47 acres 2 rods and no pole.
Test: S. Ferebee DySurv.
[Included here are surveyors fees, naming Wm. Northern and Stephen Northern as chain bearers and S. Alcock as Sheriff].

[51]
[Here there is a small plat of land lying on Mill Branch and showing the division between Frederick Northern and Patrick Northern]:
The other piece of land Joining Simon Wilsons boundaries as follows begining at a branch Wilsons Line where it empties into the mill pond Branch or Stream then up the Stream [NW] to Javan Coxes line up his line [SW] to a holley Javan Coxes and John Northerns Corner along Northerns line [SE] to a beach on road Side [SE] to a Sweet Gum Maxm. Bowren and Lewis Coxes Corner along Lewis Coxes line [NE] to a Sowerwood on road side Simon Wilsons Corner along his line [NE] to a beach and white Oak [NE] to the head of a branch, down the branch Simon Wilsons line [NE] to a gum then to the begining Containing 118 acres 1 rod 16 poles to divide into two equal parts begining at the gum [NW] an ash in Mill branch Stream [SW] to a horn beam [SW] to a maple in head line and No. 3 Containing 59 acres 0 rods and 28 poles is to receive from No. 1 and No. 2 one hundred silver dollars and No. 4 containing 59a. 0r. 28p. is to receive from No. 1 and No. 2 two hundred silver dollars and we further say that Phillip Northern draw No. 1 Benjamin Northern No. 2 Frederick Northern No. 3 Patrick Northern No. 4 and we further say that each have an equal priviledge and right to the cypress Swamp which John Northern Esqr. is to give them a deed for...Given from under our hands and seals this 28th day of July 1802
    Simon Wilson
    Jos. Ballentine
    Tho. Cox Senr.
    Peter Ballentine
Recorded and examined this 22d day of Octr. 1802 per T. Baxter DyCCC

[51a]
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 Consnguinity to meet at a Certain day By you appointed on the premises of Phillip Northern deceased and lay off and Allott unto Charity Northern widdow of said deceased her right of dower of her Intestate husbands real Estate...according to the prayer of the petitioner and you...are requested to make due return...to our Next Court...on the last Monday in August next, witness Spence Hall Clerk of our said Court...3d day of June...1802.
T. Baxter DyCCC

[Here there are two small plats showing the following]:
State of N. Carolina
Currituck County} Persuant to an order of Court we the Subscribers being summoned and met on the premises to lay off and set apart to Charity Northern widow of Phillip Northern decd. her thirds or dowery in her deceased husbands lands...have proceeded to lay them off as follows the Manner Plantation the largest plot. Begining at a persimmon tree in the lain [SE] to a Swamp along the Side [SW and various courses] to the begining containing 56 acres 1 rod & 25 poles for the widows dowery. We begin at the Persimmon tree the begining up the lain [NW] to a Stake then [SW] across the Plantation by a line of Stakes to a Shoe make bush (?) on Swamp side then along the Swamp to the begining containing 18a. 3r. 8p. on which stands the whole of the buildings which we think is not more then is necessary for the widow. We also have divided and set apart to the widow one Third of the apple trees which is 49 adjoining the lain the Cleared land of the other Clearing we have laid off as follows begining at the corner of the Cleared land Next the Mill Run by Simon Wilsons thence [various courses] to Javan Coxes line along his line...to a Persimmon tree on the Swamp side then along the Swamp side to the Begining containing 14 acres 2 rods and 6 poles for the widows dowery or thirds.

[52]
Begining at a persimmon tree on the Swamp Side in Javan Coxes line along his line [SW] to two Gums then [SE] by a line of marked trees ...to a pine...to the corner of field then along the Swamp to the beginning containing 4 acres 3 rods 15 poles on which there is no houses nor Orchards & She the said widow is to have priviledge of fire wood and rail timber &c. for plantation use.
Given under our hands and Seals this 27th day of July 1802.
    Jos. Ballentine
    Peter Ballentine
    Simon Wilson
    Tho. Cox Senr.
    Lewis Cox
    Caleb Cox
    G. Forker
    Henery Ballentine
    Isaac Bright
    James Ballentine
    Cornelius Davis
    Jonathan Bright
Test: S. Ferebee DyCo.Surv.

[Included is a list of surveyor's fees, naming Wm. Northern and Stephen Northern chain bearers and S. Alcock Sheriff].
Recorded and examined this 22d Day of October 1802 per T. Baxter DyCCC


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