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Currituck County Court Records
(Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minutes)
February 28, 1803
Ordered that William Wroten be and is appointed guardian to Susanna, Diana, and Keziah Sikes, orphans of Walter Sikes, deceased, agreeable to their own choice who gave bond with Benjamin Taylor, Sen. and William Gray securities in the sum of fifty pounds for each orphan.
Ordered that William Gray have leave to keep an ordinary at his own dwelling house who gave bond with Benjamin Taylor, sen and James Doxey securities in the sum of one hundred pounds agreeable to act of assembly in such cases.
Ordered that James Doxey have leave to keep an ordinary at his own dwelling house who gave bond with Wm. Gray and Caleb Walker securities in the sum of one hundred pounds agreeable to act of assembly in such cases.
March 1, 1803
Ordered that Malachi Jones, Jesse Taylor, Henry White, and John White or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of John Gavin (?) next court.
John Whiteheads, Exec. vs. Samuel Jaspers, Exe. Juror #6. Benj Taylor, Sen.
William Mound (?), assignee of James Wills vs. John Williams of JF estate /debt. Juror #6. Benjamin Taylor, Jr.
March 2, 1803
Wm. Wilson, merchant of N. York vs. Thomas P. Williams. Juror #5: Benjamin Taylor, Jr.
Ordered that Samuel Ferebee Esq, Levi W. Hall and Benj Taylor Senr audit and settle the accounts of Thomas Poyner Extr of George Coffee and Nancy Sanderson (two separate entries) and report to next court.
Th (?) Harrison vs. L. Walkers Adm. Juror #4: Benj Taylor, Jr.
March 4, 1803
Ordered that Edward Harday, Thomas Poyner and Thomas Sanderson and Daniel Lindsay or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Benjamin Taylor, Sen. administrator of Randolph (?) Jones deceased and make return to next court. (next item). Same for Joseph Jones, dec. (next item) same for Mary Jones, dec. (next item) Same for will of John Sanderson, dec. (next items ) same Samuel Poyner, orphan of Leml Poyner; Julia Poyner, orphan of Leml.
Andrew Bates vs. Wm. Williams/assault and battery. Juror #3 Benj Taylor, Jr. #7 Jonathan Taylor. #9 Benj Taylor, Senr.
Grand Juror sworn and impanneled. Juror #8: Benj Taylor, Sr.
Jurors called for May Court. #20 John Doxey.
Feb Term 1803
#1 Deed from Miriam Taylor and four sons and daughter(s?) to Caleb Sanderson, jurat Samuel Salyear.
#2 From Caleb Sanderson to Lemuel Taylor, jurat Samuel Salyear.
#3 Caleb Sanderson to Miriam Taylor, jurat Samuel Salyear.
#5 John White and wife to Jesse Taylor, ack.
#30. Benj Taylor Sen to Joseph Simmons, ack.
#34. Cornelius Bailey and wife --- Jones, jurat Malachi Jones and Jesse Taylor.
Bond from Josiah Nicholson to Andy L. Thomason, jurat M. ?
James Nicholson, adm audited with the estate of John Pearson deceased. Balance due estate: 66, 14, 7.
May 30, 1803
Grand Jury sworn and impanneled. #6 John Doxey, Sen.
Ordered that Love Parker be and is allowed the sum of thirteen pounds ten shillings for one years maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by Josias Nicholson to commence from the first day of April last part to be paid in equal quarterly payments by the said Josias Nicholson.
May 31, 1803. The last will and testament of William Mound deceased was exhibited in open court and proved by the oath of John Doxey and Henry Doxey subscribing witnesses thereto at the same time Angelius (?) Mound the executor named herein qualified thereto agreeable to law.
Ordered that Thomas Sanderson, Thomas Poyner, Daniel Lindsay and Edward Hardy or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Benjamin Taylor administrator of Joseph Jones with Lemuel Taylor the present guardian of said deceased orphans and make return to next court.
Ordered that Nancy Gray is allowed the sum of fifteen pounds for the first year maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by Benjamin Taylor, son of Jonathan, to be paid in equal quarterly payments by the said Benjamin Taylor aforesaid.
Friday, June 3, 1803
Ordered that Wm Woodhouse, Edward Taylor, Daniel Lindsay, Wm Lumm, and Jesse Barnard be and is appointed pattrollers in the narrows district for the ensuing year and that they act therein according to law.
Jurors summoned to last Monday in August: #5 James Doxey; #20 Edward Taylor.
May 1803 Term
#24. Deed from S. Ferebee and A. Bright Co. (?) W. to Josiah Nicholson, ack.
[ends this record book on microfilm; no apparent microfilm record of August Term, 1803. Next book begins November 28, 1803]
November 28, 1803
Ordered that Mary Gregory be and is allowed the sum of thirteen pounds for the first years keeping and maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by Josiah Taylor.
Ordered that Thomas Walker be and is appointed guardian to John and Simment (?) Walker, orphans of Spencer Walker deceased who appeared and gave unto bond Solomon (?) and Benj Taylor, Sen. securities in the sum of fifty pounds for each orphan agreeable to law.
Wednesday, November 29, 1803
Ordered that William Taylor (?) (Saylor?) be and is appointed overseer of the publick road in the narrows district from Parkers Creek to Poplar Branch and one half the Laurel (?) Swamp in the room and stead of Samuel Salyear, the later overseer.
December 1, 1803
Following jurors called for February Term: #1 John Doxie #6 Jonathan Taylor.
November Term, 1803
#1 Deed from Josiah Nicholson to Andy L. Thompson, jurat Jos. Ferebee
#7 Deed from Maher Gamewell to Samuel Benson Jurat T. Baxter
#8 Deed from Th. McHorney and wife to Joseph Taylor, jurat Hosea Ball.
Ordered William Wroten appointed guardian to Susanna, Dianna, and Heziah Sykes, orphans of Walter Sykes.
The last will and testament of Charles Hunt was exhibited in open court and proved by the oath of Thomas Garrett, esquire in open court that the Lucy Hunt therein named qualified as administrator agreeable to law.
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