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(Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minutes)

1804

No date but probably between Feb. 28, 1804 & Mar. 29, 1804
Ordered that John Chaplin guardian of Solomon Chaplin orphan of James Chaplin decd. sell the stock of cattle belonging to said orphan and make return to next court.

1804. February 28
Randolph Jones adm vs. Catherine Jones, Extr. Debt. Juror #1 John Doxie.

February 29, 1804
Lou Harrison vs. Jon Lindsey. Juror #1 John Doxie.

Ordered that Will Gray renew his ordinary bond who gave bond with James Doxie and David Grieves (?) in the sum of L100.

Ordered that James Doxie renew his ordinary bond with Will Gray and Jacob Perkins securities in the sum of one hundred pounds.

The following jurors were summoned for the May Term. #27 Will. Taylor, Sen.

Thursday, March 1, 1804
Ordered that Sam Salyear, Hosea Ball, Daniel Dunton and Thomas Sanderson Esquires or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Benjamin Taylor, Sen former guardian of Love Simmons, orphan of Asahel Simmons dec with George Howard the present guardian and make return to next court.

Friday, March 2, 1804
State vs. George (?) Assault and battery. Juror #1 John Doxie.

Bills of Sale. James White Sen to Lemuel Taylor, ack.

Bond from Will. Twiford, Sen., gulats(?) Jas and Ino (?) Poyner, jurat Jas. Nicholson

John Doxey mentioned in records examined on March 27, 1804.

May 29, 1804
Ordered that Julia Nicholson have the right of administration on the estate of William Nicholson, dec. at the same time the administratrix qualified and give bond with Andrew Duke, Esq. and John Poyner securities in the sum of five hundred pounds.

Ordered that Thomas Poyner, Spence Hall, Lemuel Taylor, Edw Hardy or any three of them divide the estate of John Sanderson dec amongst the widow Sanderson and the claimants and make return.

Anthony Douglas vs. Thomas Panedun (?). Juror #9 Will. Taylor.

May 30, 1804
Ordered that Nancy Gray be allowed the sum of eleven pounds for the maintenance of a bastard for one year which was begotten on her body by Benjm Taylor, son of Jonathan, to commence from the time of his last allowance expired to be paid by the said Benjamin Taylor in equal quarterly payments.

Ordered that William Tatum Esq, James Etheridge Esq., John Doxie, and Robert Poyner or any three of them audit and settle the accounts of John Bell Snr Administrator of John Bell Jnr decd and make return to next court.

Following summoned to take the list of taxable property in and for the County of Currituck for the year one thousand eight hundred and four: #7 Lemuel Taylor . . . Narrows District; #13 Jesse Taylor . . . Knotts Island.

Jurors called for August 1804 Term: #11 Benj Taylor, Senr.

Inventories, May 1804 Term: #6 Will. Nicholson.

Deeds Exhibited, May 1804 Term: #14 From Joseph Taylor to John Taylor, jurat Hosea Ball.

Account of Sale on the estate of Will Nicholson: 216, 17, 11.

Benj Taylor Sen one of those assigned to lay off a publick road; April 28, 1804. Jonathan Taylor one of those who attests.

May 31, 1804
Ordered that Love Parker be allowed the sum of ten pounds for the maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by Josias Nicholson to commence from the time of her last allowance expired (?) to be paid in equal payments by the said Josias.

Ordered that Josiah Nicholson have leave to keep an ordinary at his own dwelling house who gave bond with Sam Salyear Jun and Caleb Etheridge in the sum of one hundred pounds.

July 21, 1804
Property issue, late James Douglas. One of the signers was Benjamin Taylor. Mentioned in the property description is "corner of Tho. Taylor's orphans."

August 20, 1804
William Twiford came into open court and after being sworn Sayeth ____ the Mother in law of Isaac Holmes orphan of Henry Holmes Decd. aprentice Bound to Benjamin Cowel at Last Court Told him that the Said Isaac Holmes is fourteen years old the 25th day of this Recent month and no more

August 27, 1804
Ordered that Jesse Taylor Esq, Malachi Jones, William Beastey, and Samuel Etheridge or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Mary Briant Executrix of the last will and testament of John Briant decd and make return to next court.

Ordered that Lemuel Taylor Esq., Benjamin Taylor, Sen., Edward Hardy Esq., Thomas Sanderson, Esq., or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Daniel Lindsay, Executor of the last will and testament of John Sanderson dec'd and make return to next court.

Ordered that Lemuel Taylor, Esq., Benj Taylor, Sen., Edward Hardy, Esq., or any three of them divide the Estate of John Sanderson, decd among his legal representatives and make return to next court.

Ordered that Nancy Gray be allowed the sum of twelve pounds for the second year maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by Benjamin Taylor son of Jonathan to be paid in equal quarterly payments to commence from the eighteenth of March last part to be paid by the said Benjamin Taylor.

August 28, 1804
Thos. P. Williams Adm. vs. Samuel Salyear. Juror #5: John Doxie.

George Howard, Ex. vs Benjamin Taylor, Adm. Twelve jurors called.

Ordered that William Lunn guardian to Thomas Simmons orphan of Lemuel Simmons decd renew his guardian bond at the same time the said William Lunn came into court and give bond with William Taylor and Thomas Taylor securities in the sum of five hundred pounds.

Ordered that Benjamin Taylor Senr be appointed guardian to Charles Ballance an insane so deemed by the jury of inquire who gave bond with Will. Lunn and Will. Taylor securities in the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds.

Ordered that Andrew Duke, Saml O'Neel, Will. Brumsey and Daniel Dunton lay off attall(?) and set apart unto Julia Nicholson widow of Willm Nicholson dec so much of the stack crop and provision of said dec as may be sufficient for the maintenance of said widow and family for one year agreeable to act of family in such case made and provided.

Ordered that Chas Ballance an insane be let out to the lowest (?) for six months and that Benj Taylor Sen his guardian sell the now remaining property of the said Chas Ballance for six mo. on act ertiring (?) ten days (?) and make return to next court.

Wed., August 29, 1804
Ordered that John Fisher have leave to renew his ordinary bond at the same time the said John Fisher gave bond with Benj Taylor Sen and Solomon Alcock securities in the sum of L100 agreeable to law.

Ordered that Armistead Soals, Thomas Baxter, John Doxey and James Hughs be allowed ten shillings each and James Hugh seven shillings and six pence for a bay of his for saving the iron nails of the old court house.

Ordered that Thomas Sanderson, Esq., Benjamin Taylor, Sen., Jesse Barnard and Edward Taylor, or any three of them audite and settle the account of Nathan Poyner adm of the estate of James Sill, dec and make return to next court.

Ordered that Dorey Dauge, George Poyner, and Josias Nicholson be appointed patrolers in the Courthouse District and that they act therein agreeable to law.

Thursday, August 30, 1804
George Howard, Ex vs. Benj Taylor, Adm. Appeal granted.

Jurors summoned for the last Monday in November: #6 Benj Taylor, son of Edward; #7 Leml Taylor; #8 Benj Taylor, son of Jonathan.

Friday, August 31, 1804
Ordered that Will. Lunn, Edw. Taylor, Will. Woodhouse, and Nathan O'Neel be appointed patroller in the Narrows District and that they act therein according to law.

Lease, August Term. From John Taylor to Edward Taylor, jurat Hosea Ball.

November 26, 1804
Ordered that Benjamin Taylor son of Edward be appointed overseer of the publick road on the ridge in the room and stead of Lemuel (Samuel? ) Poyner late overseer and that he act agreeable to law.

Ordered that Malachi Jones, Jesse Taylor, Esq., Will Beasley and David Jones, or any three of them, audite and settle the accounts of Jack Wicker (?) administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Wicker deceased and make return to next court.

Tuesday, November 27, 1804
Ordered that Benjamin Taylor one of the grand jury be discharged during this term.

Ordered that Jesse Taylor, Esq., Thomas Bray, Jacob Litchfield and John Gevin (?) be appointed to lay off Rhoda Dudley widow of Stephen Dudley dec so much of the stock crop and provisions of said dec as may be sufficient for the maintenance of said widow and family for one year.

Jesse Taylor one of five men summoned by the Sheriff to divide the lands of John Litchfield, deceased.

Wednesday, November 28, 1804
Ordered that Thomas Sanderson, Esq., Edward Hardy, Esq., Benjamin Taylor, Sen., and Daniel Lindsay or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Thomas Poyner Executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Heath, decd and make return to next court. (next item) same group or any three divide the estate of Thomas Heath, dec among his lawful representatives agreeable to his last will and testament and make return to court.

Grand Jury impanneled: #10 Benj Taylor, son of Edward.

Ordered that Andrew Duke Esq., Thomas Williams, Esq., William Brumsey and Samuel O'Neel or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Julian Nicholson as adm of William Nicholson, dec and make return to next court.

Thursday, November 29, 1804
Ordered that Samuel Ferebee, Thos. C. Ferebee, John Williams, Indian Town and Th. (?) Baxter or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Benjamin Taylor, Sen guardian to Charles Ballance a person of insanity so deemed and make return.

Deeds Ack., November Term. #17 Benj Taylor, Sen to Th. White, Sen, ack. #18 Reuben Taylor, Sen to Max Taylor, jurat Hosea Ball.

Accounts of Sales. #6 Supplementary acct sale of the estate of Will Nicholson, dec, 12, 14.

A land division of November, 1804, apparently on Crabbs Island, refers to "Taylors Patent". Later refers to two old (odd?) patents of Thomas Taylor.

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