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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 (November 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 of November it being the 29th day of November and Contind. by Adjournments Untill the 2nd day of December 1802
    Present Willis Etheridge, Andrew Bates, Edward Bunnell Esquires

Ordered that Elizabeth Dolbie have the Right of Administration on the Estate of Absalom Dolbie deceased at the same time the Administratrix Came into Court who gave bond with Daniel Padrick and Laban Gregory Securities in the Sum of two hundred Pounds who Quallified and Returned an Inventory on oath &c.

Ordered that the Administratrix of the Estate of Absalom Dolbie Deceased sell the parishable Estate of Said deceased & Make return.

Ordered that Edward Hardy Esquire William Gray Tho. Jervise and Lemuel Russell lay off and set appart unto Elizabeth Dolbie widow of Absalom Dolbie deceased so much of the Stock, Crop and provision of said decd. as shall be sufficient for the maintainance of said widow and family for one year Agreeable to act of assembly in Such cases made & provided.

The Grand July Inpannelled & Sworn to Wit
Joseph Baxter foreman, Zachariah Morse, Armstead Soals, Benjamin Tatum, Wm. Brabbell, Francis Morse, Hillary Morse, Caleb Sears, Samuel Phillips, Burrus Matthias, Caleb Parr, Zachariah Taylor, Richard Williams

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Ordered that Louis Thomson be allowed the sum of Sixteen pounds for the first year to be paid in equal quarterly payments for the Maintinance of a bastard Child begotten on her body by Tulley Robertson to Commence from the Ninth day of July Last past.

The Last will and Testament of Embley Bunnill deceased was Exhibited in open Court and proved by the Oath of Moses Bunnill A Subscribing evidence thereto at the same time Edward Bunnill Executor therein Named qualified According to Law.

Ordered that the Executor of the last will and Testament of Embley Bunnill deceased sell the perishable part of said decd. Estate and make Return to Next Court.

The last will and Testament of Wm. Bernard deceased was Exhibited and proved in open Court by the Oath of Samuel Baxter a Subscribing evidence thereto ...John Stanley and Luke Bernard Executors...quallified...and returned an Inventory...

Ordered that the Executors of the last will and Testament of Wm. Bernard deceased sell the perishable estate...

Ordered that Isaac Lunsford be and is appointed guardian to Sarah and James Brays agreeable to their own choice and also William Bray, Mary Phillips Bray, Richard Bray and Elizabeth Brays orphans of James Bray deceased at the same time the said guardian appeared in Court and gave bond with Edward Bunnill and William Brumsey Securities in the sum of one thousand pounds for Each Orphan.

Ordered that Mary Bates have the Rights of Administration on the estate of James Bates deceased who quallified...bond with Colo. John Williams and Edward Bunnill securities in the sum of One thousand Pounds.

Ordered that the Administratrix of the estate of James Bates deceased sell the perishable part...

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Ordered that Edward Bunnill Esquire Colo. John Williams Jeremiah Land and Lemuel Willson Lay off and Set appart unto Mary Bates widow of James Bates deceased so much of the stock Crop and provision of said deceased as will be Sufficient for the Maintinance of said widow and family for one year...

Ordered that Willis Simmons be and is appointed Guardian to Tatum Etheridge Orphan of Amos Etheridge deceased in the room and Stead of Samuel Simmons late Guardian...bond with John Dailey & Davis Fansher ...one hundred pounds.

Ordered that Davis Fansher Joel Kinnion Tho. Ferebee and Hillary Morse or any three of them audite and Settle the Accounts of Nehemiah Lee Administrator of Rasha Lee deceased...

Ordered that Thomas Baxter be and is appointed guardian [to] William and Alexander Lindsey Orphans of Alexander Lindsey deceased In the Room and Stead of Isles Simmons late guardian...bond with Doctor David Jones and James Cowel...fifty pounds for each orphan.

Court Adjourned

Tuesday, November 30, 1802
    Present Andrew Duke, William Tatum, Andrew Bates, Samuel Salyear Esquires

Ordered that Wilson Woodhouse be reappointed Constable at the same time the said Wilson Woodhouse appeared in Court & give bond with James White & Daniel Lindsey securitys in the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds agreeable to Law

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Ordered that Nelly Dixon an orphan Molatto Gairl of the age of fourteen years be bound an apprentice to Rebeca Holoway wife of William Holoway to Learn the Trade of Spinning to She arives to the age of Eighteen years at the same Time the said Rebecca Holoway appeared in open Court & give bond with Joseph Taylor & Hosea Ball securities in the sum of Two Hundred pound for the return of the said Molatto Gairl when she arives to the age of Eighteen years agreeable to Law...

Ordered that Jordan Turner a Negro Boy of the age of fourteen years be and is bound an apprentice to Jesper Pickett to learn the trade of a mariner untill he arives to the age of twenty one years at the Same time the said Jasper Pickett came into Court and Gave bond with Jehu Hall and Wilson Woodhouse Securities in the Sum of two hundred pounds for the return of the said negro boy when free agreeable to act of the general assembly...

Ordred that Stephen Dudley be and is appointed Constable for Knotts Island and Morses Point district in the Room and Stead of John Gwin late Constable who quallified in open Court and gave bond with John Gwin and James Hervey Securities in the Sum of two hundred and fifty pounds...

Ordered that Grace Hall be allowed the Sum of ten pounds for the last years maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by George Brooks deceased to be paid in equal quarterly payments out of the Estate of the said George Brooks deceased to Commence from the time her last allowance expired.

Ordered that Jehu Hall have the rights of administration on the Estate of Jacob Curling deceased who quallified...bond with Daniel Shannon and Laban Gregory ...one hundred pounds...and returned an Inventory

Ordered that Jeremiah Land have leave to renew his ordinary license who appeared and gave bond with William Brumsey and Solomon Alcock...one hundred pounds.

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Ordered that Gideon Mackie orphan of William Mackie Senr. deceased Formerly bound an aprentice to William Ward be and he is hereby discharged from his apprentice Ship and that he be recommended to the care of the wardens of the poor to procure relief for him and to employ a Surgeon for the cure of said orphan in taking of his leg if requisite so to be done he being verry infirm with a sore leg.

Ordered that Samuel Ferebee Esquire Samuel Etheridge Jacob Perkins and Samuel Dozier or any three of them audite the Accounts of Mitchall Simmons Executor of the last will of John Sears deceased...

Ordered that Samuel Salyear Esquire James Etheridge Son of Willis Willis Etheridge Esquire Willis Etheridge Esquire [sic] and Armstead Soals ...reaudite and Settle the accounts of John Scurr administrator of the Estate of Elizabeth Scurr deceased with said deceased estate...

Ordered that Thomas Baxter provide for the Court an Ink Stand To be appropriated to the use of the Bench at large to be ready by the ensuing term and that the Sheriff pay for the same out of the County Tax.

Ordered that Evan Jones Esquire Malachi Jones Caleb Capps and Caleb Burkitt ...audite and Settle the accounts of Sarah Jamison alias Cason administratix of John Jamison Deceased with said decd.

Ordered that John Northern Esquire Joseph Ballentine Simon Wilson and Maximillian Bowren...audite and Settle the accounts of Willis Cherry administrator with the noncupative will annexed of James Cherry deceased with said decd. Estate...

The last will and Testament of Thomas Heath deceased was exhibited...proved by oaths of Thomas Poyner and Jesse Bernard Subscribing evidences...Thomas Poyner Esquire Executor therein named quallified...

Ordered that the Executor of Thomas Heath deceased Sell all the Residue part of said decd. estate in order for a division agreeable to the last will of the Testator.

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Ordered that John Cason be and is appointed Guardian to Elizabeth and Sarah Jamisons Orphans of John Jamison deceased...bond with Evan Jones Esquire and Colo. John Williams... one thousand pounds for each orphan...

Ordered that Joshua Simpson be and is appointed Guardian to Richard Sanderson orphan of Richard Sanderson deceased agreeable to his own choice ...bond with Thomas Bernard and Elijah Adderson ... fifty pounds...

Jemima Gwin relict of Willis Gwin deceased came into Court In her own proper person and decented from her [sic] the last will and Testament of of [sic] her deceased husband Willis Gwin and claims her right in dower...

Ordered that John Hall orphan of John Hall deceased now fourteen years of age be and is bound an aprentice to Peter Whitehurst untill he arrives to the age of twenty one years to learn the trade of Shoemaking.

Ordered that John Bell Junr. and Jonathan West be and is appointed Patterollers in Gibbs Woods district and that they act therein agreeable to law at their own peril.

Ordered that Cornelius Jones and Jacob Litchfield be and is appointed Patterollers for Knotts Island and that they act therein agreeable to law at their own peril.

Ordered that Thomas Jervise Black Smith be and is appointed Patteroller in the Powels Point district and that he act therein Agreeable to law at his own peril.

Ordered that the Executor of Willis Gwin deceased sell the perishable part of said deceased estate...

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Ordered that Samuel Ferebee Esquire William Brumsey Caleb Etheridge and Thomas Baxter...audite and Settle the accounts of the Executors of the last will and Testament of William Robertson decd. ...

Ordered that Mary Gregory be allowed the sum of Six Pounds to be paid in equal quarterly payments for the maintinance of a bastard child begotten on her body by William Hutchings to commence from the time her last allowance expired it being the second day of August last past.

State of North Carolina Currituck November Term 1802
Ordered that Andrew Duke William Tatum Esquires and Wm. Maund be appointed commissioners of the Courthouse or publick Grounds in Sizable lots if they think that the lot is now laid out is not Sufficient and that the said commissioners rent out said lotts to The highest bidder for one year for the purpose of defraying the contigent charges of said county and that the other part of the Publick Ground not let out be for the use of the Publick at large to sell any kind of provision but not to sell any liquor Cyder or beer &c.

Jas. Phillips J. P. Edwd. Hardy J. P. Andew Bates Edwd. Bunnill Andrew Duke Wm. Tatum Saml. Salyear Thos. Sanderson S. Ferebee Evan Jones Thomas Poyner
    Attest: T. Baxter DyCCC

Ordered that the overseer of the Road that is to Say the overseer of the Road by the Courthouse begin to Mile mark the Road from the Courthouse Each way & as fare as his distance reaches then the next to begin where the last ended and So to Continue on every road as fare as the County or the main land extends to be Compleated by Next Court and also that Each overseer put up sign posts Lettered at the cross roads in his district if any

Ordered that Samuel Powers be and is appointed Overseer of the Backwoods Road in Moyouck district in the room and stead of Henery Culpepper late overseer...

Court Adjourned...

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Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1802
    Present Samuel Salyear, Joseph Ferebee, William Tatum Esquires

Ordered that Levi W. Hall Samuel Jarves Jonathan Camp and William Lindsey ...audite and Settle the Accounts of Elizabeth Adams Executrix of John Adams decd....

Ordered that Levi W. Hall Samuel Jarves Jonathan Camp and William Lindsey ...audite and Settle the Accounts of Elizabeth Adams Administratrix of Asa Adams Decd. ...

Ordered that the Executrix of John Adams Decd. sell the Perishable part of said Decd. Estate...

Ordered that Edward Bunnel Zachariah Morse Samuel Ferebee & Francis Morse...appraise and Divide the Personal Estate of James Bray Decd. Among his Lawfull Heirs & Legatees agreeable to the Last will and Testament of the said James Bray deceased.

Ordered that a Negro Man Frank apprehended and Committed to Gail by Samuel Salyear Esquire be sold at Publick Auction this Present Day by the Sheriff to satisfy the Gail fees and other Expenses and that the amount of the Gail fees & other expenses be ready money and that the remainder of what the said negro may sell for be for Six month credit the Purchaser Giving Bond with approved security Payable to the Chareman of the Court and that the said Bond be Deposited with the Clerk of this Court Till the Money is paid and then the Money to be Deposited with the said Clerk subject to the further order of the Court.

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Ordered that William Tatum Esquire Armstead Soals James Etheridge Son of Willis Etheridge and Thomas Baxter...audite and Settle the accounts of James Nicholson Administrator of John Persons deceased with said Deceased estate...

Ordered that Thomas Poyner Thomas Sanderson Esquires Daniel Lindsey and Nathan Poyner...audite and Settle the Accounts of Benjamin Taylor Senr. Executor of the last will and Testament of John Sanderson deceased with said decd. Estate...

Ordered that Thomas Baxter be and is appointed Guardian to Francis Heath and Enoch Heath Orphans of Robert Heath deceased... bond with Benjamin Taylor Senr. and Thomas Bernard... one hundred pounds for each orphan...

Ordered that the Executors of the last will and Testatment of James Bray deceased sell the Personal estate of said Deceased for six months credit in order for a division Among the heirs agreeable to his last will and Testament.

Ordered that a Scirfacias issue against Daniel Shannon Guardian to Charles Lindsey Orphan of Thomas Lindsey deceased to come forward at next Term and Shew Cause if any he have why Matthias Tolar Senr. shall not be released from His Securityship and provide new securities in the room of said Matthias Tolar Senr. agreeable to his request &c.

Ordered that John Cox be reappointed Constable for the Ensuing year... bond with Davis Fansher and Peter Ballentine... two hundred and fifty pounds...

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Whereas it is represented to the Court that Negro woman called Nelley and boy Child Called Phillip committed to Goal [sic: Gaol] as run Aways is in a verry bad state of health insomuch that if She Is kept in Goal it is Suggested She can not live Ordered therefore That the Goaler Gideon Marchant take the said Negro woman Nelley and Child Phillip out of goal and keep them in his Own Kitchen or some other house where she can be kept warm and from the inclemency of the weather and that The goaler shall not be liable for damage in case of an Escape or other accidents and the goaler take all [unclear word] care to prevent an escape of said Negro Nelley and Child. [Written across the above order is the word "Recended"].

Ordered that Joel Kinnion have the rights of administration on the Estate of Isabel Luffman deceased... bond with Davis Fansher and Daniel Kinnion... one hundred pounds.

...Court Adjourned...

Thursday, December 2, 1802
    Present Willis Etheridge, Saml. Salyear, John Northern Esquires

Ordered that William Maund Caleb Etheridge & Thomas Baxter audite and Settle the accounts of Jeremiah Land Administrator of John Brown Decd.

Ordered that John Brabble renew his Ordinary Bond... bond with John Williams & Willo. White... one Hundred pounds.

[57a]
The Last Will and Testament of George Fisher deceased was exhibited in open court and proved by the the oath of Caleb Walker a subscribing witness thereto at the same time William W. Gregory Executor named in the said will appeared in Court and Qualified...

Ordd. John Northern Esqr. Joseph Ballentine Aaron Bright & Simon Willson...audite and Settle the Accounts of Robert McPherson Exr. of the Estate of Daniel Ballance Decd. ...

Ordered that the Sheriff pay unto Thomas Baxter the sum of fifteen Dollars out of the County Tax for furnishing The office with a Convenient writing Desk and Boxes for the Convenience and use of the Clerk and this shall be a sufficient Voucher in his settlement with the County treasurer &c.

Ordered that the Publick Gailor of this County Hire out a Negro woman Nilly and Boy child Phillip Committed to Gail as Runaways -- Till next court if not claimed by her Master sooner agreeable to an act of assembly in Such case Made and Provided.

Ordered that Andy Thomason have Leave to renew her Ordinary Bond at the same Time the said Andy Thomson appeared in open Court & give bond with William Brumsey & Willis Etheridge Esqr. Securities in the sum of one hundred pounds &c.

Ordered that Jeremiah Perkins have leave to renew his ordinary Bond who appeared and gave Bond with Davis Ballentine and William Williams...one hundred pounds...

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Ordered that all former orders for auditing and settling Deceased persons Estates be and is Continued for Returns.

State of N. Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting:
    You are hereby Commanded to Summons Benjamin Taylor Son of Edward, Lamuel Walker, Caleb Walker, Nathan O Neel, Charles Griggs, Peter Parker, Joseph Gray, Benjamin Taylor Senr., Josiah Dowday, Thomas Sanderson, Simon Wilson, Peter Ballentine, Lemuel Wilson, Lewis Cox, George Forker, James Etheridge, George Rowland, John Bell, Robert Bell, John Humphries, Phillip Dauge, Joshua Halstead, Josiah Bell, John Williams Indian Town, William Wilson Senr., Mitchael Simmons, Saml. Dauge, Wm. Glasgow, Wm. Williams T. Creek, Daniel Dunton Juriors to the Next Term in February 1803.
James Cowell and Caleb Etheridge Constables to attend.
Attest T. Baxter DyCCC

State of N. Carolina Currituck Ss November Term 1802.
The Court proceed again to alter the Tavern rates and to Establish them in hard money Viz.
One jill of West India Rum 8d. if mixed with water 8d. if Sweetened with loaf sugar 1/. One jill of amerian [sic] or french rum or Country made brandy 6d. if mixed with water 6d. if Sweetened 6d. One jill of West India rum made into punch1/6. One quart of good wine 4/. Ditto inferior 3/. One quart of Cyder 6d. for a warm Breakfast 2/. Relish 1/. Warm dinner 3/. warm supper 2/. Lodging each Night 6d. Each pattle of oats or corn 6d. each bundle of blade fodder 3d. Pasturage or Stabling a horse 24 hours 6d. And that the respective tavern keepers keep and Observe the same under penalty of the Law. Attest T. Baxter DyCCC
Joseph Ferebee
S. Ferebee
Saml. Salyear

The Court then adjourned Untill Court in Course
Attest: T. Baxter DyCCC

Deeds Exhibited Acknowledged & proved Nov. Term 1802
1. Zacheus Cooper to William Wilson Senr. Jurat Wm. Glasgow
2. William Ward to Wallis Bray Jurat Samuel Holt
3. George Forquear to Aaron Bright Acknowledged
4. George McPherson to Jesse Etheridge Acknowledged
5. George McPherson to Peter Culpepper Acknowledged
6. Peter Culpepper to George McPherson Jurat Tho. Linton
7. Hugh McPherson to Edward Garrott Jurat G. Forquear
8. David Gibson to Edward Taylor Jurat Jno. Heath
9. Joshua Ballance to Rhueben Burrus Jurat Jno. Clark
10. Jervis Allen to Thomas Everton Jurat Jno. Jervise
11. Caleb Cox & wife to Caleb Etheridge Acknowledged
12. Caleb Cox & wife to James Etheridge Ack.
13. Thomas Bernard to Tho. Sanderson Ack.
14. Thomas Bernard to Tho. Sanderson Ack.
15. Tho. Sanderson to Tho. Bernard Ack.
16. Tho. Sanderson to Tho. Bernard Ack.
17. Tho. Sanderson to Tho. Bernard Ack.
18. John Sanderson to Tho. Bernard Jurat Tho. Sanderson
19. Hosea Ball & wife to Joseph Taylor Ack.
20. Nathan Green to Mesick Sawyer Jurat Rhuben Sawyer
21. John Aydelott to Jonathan Kemp Jurat M. Barco
22. David Jones Doct. to Joseph Ballentine Jurat D. Northern
23. William Simmons to Luke Lamb Jurat S. Ferebee
24. Gideon Bonney to Elias Williams Jurat W. Williams
25. William Dudley to John Gwin Jurat Jos. Dudley
26. Hadley Woodhouse to Thos. Jervise Jurat Tho. Poyner
27. Tulley Sorey to Tho. Banks Jurat Joab Dauge
28. William Dudley Senr. to James Dudley Jurat Jno. Gwin
29. William O Neel Junr. to Robert Barnett Jurat Jno. Clark
30. Jacob Perkins Shff. to Mary Lee Acknowledged.

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Deeds of Gifts exhibited proved & Acknowledged Nov. Term 1802
Deed of Gift from Mary Lee to Jonathan Wright Acknowledged
Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto
Deed of Gift from John Sanderson to Daniel & John Sanderson Jurat Daniel Lindsey
Deed of Gift from Jas. Etheridge & wife to Caleb Etheridge Acknowledged
Bill of Sale from Willoughby White to Jas. Etheridge & Geo. Poyner Ack.

Administrators & Executors Audited accounts Nov. Term 1802
Samuel Dauge Executor audited act. with Danl. Parrs Estate
Ball. due Estate 179.6.7 1/2 pounds
Maxm. Bowren guar. audited acct. with P. Etheridge P. guar.
Ball. due orphan 118.13.9
Maher Gamewell admr. audited acct. with Jno. Beacham Estate
Ball. due Estate 277.9.2

Inventories Exhibited & proved Nov. Term 1802
Inventory of the Estate of...
Jacob Curling deceased
Judith Gregory deceased
Robert R. Wright deceased
Absalom Dolbie deceased
William Bernard deceased

Account of Sales Exhibited & proved Nov. Term 1802
Account of Sale of...
the Estate of Robert R. Wright amt. 39.0.4 pounds
the Estate of Judith Gregory decd. 33.0.1
Asa Adams Estate 7.10.6
Appraisement of the Estate of John Mitchael decd. 103.3.6

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State of N. Carolina Currituck Ss May Term 1802
    Ordered that Joseph Daniel Stephen Weskett Solomon Ashbee John Mann lay of and Set appart to Crissey Daniel widow of David Daniel decd. So much of the crop Stock and provision of The said deceased Estate as may be Sufficient for the maintenance of the said widow and family for one year agreeable to an Act of assembly in Such Cases made and provided
Test S. Hall CCC

State of North Carolina
Currituck County)
    We the Subcribers being appointed by the worshipful court of afsd. to lay of the maintenance of Christian Daniel widow of David Daniel Decd. For one year do proceed as follows that is to Say
One beef steer...6.5 pounds
To eight head of hogs at 50/...20 pounds
Whole amount...26.5 pounds
Witness our hands and Seals this the 6th day of August 1802
Recorded and examined this XXX1st Day of Jany. 1803
Joseph Daniel
John Mann
Stephen Weskett
Solomon Ashbee
Attest T. Baxter DyCCC

State of N. Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greetings:
    You are hereby Commanded to Summons a Jury of lawful men to meet At a day by you appointed and lay off a road from John Catons to the Main Road according to the prayer of the petitioner and agreeable to act of the General assembly in Such Cases made and provided and that you the said Jury make due return of your proceedings had thereon to the Next Court of please and quarter Sessions held for the County of Currituck at the Courthouse in Currituck on the last Monday of November Next. Witness Spence Hall Clerk of the said County at office at Currituck the third day of September and the XXVIIth year of our Independence Anno Dom 1802
T. Baxter DyCCC

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We the Subscribers being Summoned and Sworn by the Sheriff to lay off a road in Obediance to the order of Court hereunto annexed from John Catons to the main road Say beginning at Sweet Gum on Catons Ridge, on the line with Willoughby Dauge, and from thence with Willo. Dauges line to Jacob Perkins line, and with Perkins line to Parrs Road thence with Parrs road to the high Ground & from thence by Two Gums So as to make a road on the line between Jacob Perkins and Dennis Dauge to the main road at the Barn of Jacob Perkins and assess to Jacob Perkins two hundred and fifty one Dollars and thirty Cents. Given under our hands and Seals this 9th day of November 1802
    Phillip Dauge
    S. Etheridge
    C. Sheppard
    Samuel Dozier
    Thos. Bernard
    Joshua Halstead
    James Dozier
    Gideon Gregory (his x mark)
    Caleb (his x mark) Gregory
    Saml. (his x mark) Whitehurst
    James Dauge
    Laban Gregory
8 Juriors at 8/ ... 3.4
S. A. Shff ...2.
Clk ... 1.12.8
6.16.8
Recorded & examined this XXXIst day of January 1803
Attest T. Baxter DyCCC

[60a]
State of N. Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greetings:
    You are hereby Commanded to Summons a Jury of good and Lawful men Unconected with the parties either by affinity or Consanguinity on a day by you appointed, to meet on the premises of William Forbes deceased And lay off and allot and assign unto John Aydelot and Mary his wife, Late Mary Forbes, her right of dower in the real estate of William Forbes deceased, her late husband which aught of right to be assigned them according to the prayer of the petitioner and agreeable to act of the General assembly in Such Cases made and provided and that you the said Jury make due return of your proceedings had thereon to the Next Court of please and quarter sessions held for the County of Currituck at the Courthouse in Currituck on the last Monday of November Next. Witness Spence Hall Clerk of the said Court at Office at Currituck the third day of September and in the XXVII year of our Independance, anno Dom 1802
T. Baxter DyCCC

The Sheriff to Summon a Jury we the subscribers being Summoned By the Sheriff having met on the premises and after being quallified Proceed to lay off unto John Aydelot in right of his wife Mary, late wife of William Forbes decd. her right of dower in her deceased husbands land In the following manner. Beginning at the North West part of the Clared Land at the oven [?] thence So. E. ... thence N. E. to a dead gum marked Gum near the gate at the fence, thence with the Clared land northwardly and westwardly with said Cleared land a round to the beginning Containing about ten Acres of land with all the houses on said land and a priviledge of rail Timber and fire wood to support said third part of land Given under our Hands and Seals this 26th day of October 1802.
    Caleb Padrick
    John MCoy
    Richard Dough
    Bowen Green
    John Davis
    Laban Thomas
    Jonathan Lindsey
    William Lindsey
    Laban Gregory
    Leml. Gregory
    J. A. Melson
    Daniel Padrick
[Surveryor's and jurors fees]
Recorded & examined this XXX1st day of Jany. 1803.
T. Baxter DyCCC

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State of N. Carolina
To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greetings:
    You are hereby Commanded to Summons a Jury of good and lawful men Unconected with the parties either by affinity or Consanguinity on a day By you appointed to meet on the premises of William Forbes deceased and lay off and alot unto John Aydelot and Mary his wife late Mary Forbes their equitable or proportionable share of her late decd. Husband William Forbes personal estate, according to the decent from the will and according to the prayer of the petitioners and agreeable to act of the general asembly in such cases made and provided and that you the said Jury make due return of your proceedings had thereon to our next Court of please and quarter sessions held for the County of Currituck at the Courthouse In Currituck on the last Monday in November Next. Witness Spence Hall Clerk of the said Court at office at Currituck the third day of September and in the XXVII th year of our Independance anno Dom 1802
T. Baxter DyCCC

State of N. Carolina
Currituck County}
    We the subscribers being sworn by the Sheriff to lay off and set apart to John Aydelott & wife their Proportionable part of William Forbes deceased personal estate we say that said William Forbes died possessed of one Negro Wench by the name of Silve and one boy Child by the name of Sampson and Sundry goods and Chattles. Say that the one seventh part of said negroes and personal estate after the Just Debts are paid belonging to Mary Aydelot late widow of William Forbes & now wife of Aydelot. Given under our Hands and Seals 26th of October 1802
    Caleb Padrick
    John Macoy
    Richard Dough
    Bowen Green
    John Davis
    Laban Thomas
    Jonathan Lindsey
    William Lindsey
    Laban Gregory
    Leml. Gregory
    J. A. Melson
    Daniel Padrick
Recorded & examined this XXXIst day of Jany. 1803. T. Baxter DyCCC


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