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(Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minutes)

1806

February 27, 1806
Will. Taylor witnesses a bill of sale of negroes.

Ordered that Thomas Sanderson have the right of adm on the estate of Benj Taylor Senior, deceased who qualified as such and gave bond with Will Gray and Will Lunn securities in the sum of five thousand pounds agreeable to law.

Ordered that the adm of Benjamin Taylor, Sen decd sell the remainder of the perishable estate of said dec also one wind mill and make return to next court.

On motion it is ordered that Thomas Poyner, Edw Hardy, Daniel Lindsay and Jesse Barnard be appointed comm. to lay off and allot and set apart unto Ann Taylor widow of Benj Taylor Senr dec so much of the stock crop and provision of the said dec as will be sufficient for the maintenance of said widow and family a year under act of assembly in such cases and make return to next court.

Ordered that Th Poyner Esq., Daniel Lindsay, Jesse Bernard, and Colo(?). Thomas Sanderson or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Benj Taylor Sen deceased guardian of Love Simmons orphan of Colo. (?) Asahel Simmons dec and make return to next court. (next item) same except Julian Simmons. (next item) same except will annexed of John Taylor, dec.

Wednesday, February 26, 1806
Ordered that Edward Hardy be appointed guardian to Mary, John, Joseph, and Bethiar Taylor orphans of John Taylor dec who gave bond with Benj Taylor Sen and Enoch Brock (?) securities in the sum of one hundred pounds for each orphan.

Ordered that Thos. Poyner, Daniel Lindsay, Jesse Bernard and Colo (?) Thomas Sanderson or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of the estate of John Taylor, dec, equally among his lawful representatives and make return to next court.

On the part of the Sheriff holding property of James Nicholson. In this hand and on the part of Lemuel Taylor having a judgment against James Nicholson ant(?) at Aug 1805. My confession (?) of the said Nicholson and sundry attachments having thereafter gave and it is ordered on consideration that (?) do in the first place. The (?) judgment of execution as binding the property and that the judgment laid before the court be satisfied of said (?) in the office.

Thursday, February 27, 1806 - Lemuel Taylor, Esq. named at top of page.

Ordered that James Doxie renew his ordinary bond for the ensuing year who give bond with Mitchell Simmons and Will. Gray securities in the sum of L100.

Ordered that Samuel Salyear be appointed guardian to Sarah Thomson orphan of John Thompson Frenchman (?) dec who gave bond with Edward Bunnell and Lemuel Taylor securities in the sum of two hundred pounds.

Jurors summoned for May. #24 Josias Nicholson.

Feb Term 1806
Deeds
#13 Josiah Nicholson to Nathan Robertson, jurat Jno. Taylor
#14 Josiah Nicholson to Ing (?) Ballance, jurat Dory Dauge.

Bills of Sale
Willis Etheridge to Jeremiah Land. The have write of subscribing witness Will Taylor dec was proved by Th Baxter and Thom Sanderson Esq.
#8 Edw Taylor to Leml Taylor jurat C White
#9 Leml Taylor to Edw Taylor jurat C White
#10 Leml Taylor to James Taylor, jurat C. White
#11 Edw Taylor to Leml Taylor, jurat C White.

Deed of gifts
#2 Josiah Nicholson to Penelope Nicholson, jurat C. Etheridge.

Account of sales
Estate of Benj Taylor, Sen. 1285,5,4(4).

January 11, 1806
Lemb Taylor witnesses item of estate of Dem (?) Williams, deceased.

May 26, 1806
Grand Juror #6 Josias Nicholson.

Next day. Ordered that Thomas Poyner, Daniel Lindsay, Will Lunn and Colo. Thomas Sanderson or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Benjamin Taylor Sen dec former guardian of Julia Poyner orphan of Lemuel Poyner dec with Benjamin Poyner the present guardian(?). (next item) same except for Samuel Poyner, orphan of Lemuel. (next item) same for Joseph Simmons, orphan of Asahel.

Ordered that Malachi Jones, Jesse Taylor, Sam Etheridge Sen and John White or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of John Green (?) adm of the estate of Willis Green (?) Jun dec and make report to next court.

Ordered that Nancy (?) Gray be allowed the sum of five pounds for the fourth year keeping and maintenance of a bastard child begotten off her body by Benj Taylor Jun to be paid in equal quarterly payments by the said Benj Taylor, Jun.

Present for the election of a sheriff #15 Jesse Taylor.

Wed., May 28, 1806 - Jesse Taylor one of the esquires.

Ordered that Love Parker be allowed the sum of five pounds for the fourth years maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by Josias Nicholson to commence from the time her last allowance expired to be (?) paid in equal quarterly amounts by said Josias.

Ordered that Levi Poyner, Joel Poyner, Josiah Taylor, Isaac Casey (?), Isaiah Poyner, (?) Poyner and Max Taylor, James Taylor, hands that formerly belonged to the overseers of the Great Swamp Road from the sign post of their bounds on the Great Swamp and work under Hezekiah Walker the present (?) as formerly (?).

Thursday, May 29, 1806
Ordered that Caleb Parr renew his ordinary bond for the ensuing year who gave bond with Isaiah Parr and James Doxie securities in the sum of one hundred pounds agreeable to law.

Sheriff summon the following to take the list of taxable property in the General districts for the County for the year 1806: #7 Jesse Taylor for Knotts Island. #9 Lemuel Taylor for Narrows.

Ordered that the Sheriff summon jurors. #15 William Twiford.

Persons appointed to establish all lines and boundaries: #8 Coinjock - Jona. Taylor and Sam O'Neel.

May 1806
Deeds
 #10 Christian Taylor to Ephraim Powers jurat Jos. Powers.

June 12, 1806
Jurors review cleared land of Benj Taylor Sen Dec. They refer to Ann Taylor, widow and her "right of dower in the rest estate of her intestate . . ." Refers to "bay plantation" next to bay and "mill road". Malachi --- line mentioned. Also mentions the line (property) of Benj Taylor Jnr. Signed John Dowdie, Joshua Simpson, Will Humming (?), Thos White, Thos White Jr., Will Lunn, Daniel Lindsay, Will Gray, S. Dowdre, Tho. Whitehall, Tho Jervise (?), and Jacob Dowdie.

August 28, 1806
Ordered that Mary Gregory be allowed the sum of eight pounds for the third year maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by Josiah Taylor to be paid in equal quarterly payments by the said Josiah Taylor.

Tuesday, August 29, 1806
Ordered that Jesse Taylor Esq., Malachi Jones, David Jones, and Peter Whitehead or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Rhoda Dudley as administrator of Stephen Dudley, dec and make return to next court.

Wed., August 29, 1806
Ordered that Hosea Ball be appointed guardian to Thos. Poyner orphan of Dinah Poyner, dec agreeable to her own choice who gave bond with John Jarvis and William Taylor securities in the sum of one hundred pounds agreeable to law.

Thursday, August 28, 1806

Bonds/Bills of Sale    August 1806 Term
#1 Bond from Th Jerves (?) to Lamb Taylor, jurat S. Salyear.

Deeds - August 1806
#20 Jesse Taylor Jun to Danl Lindsay, jurat Th. Poyner.

Inventories Exhibited
#3 Inventory of the estate of Benj Taylor, Sen, dec.

Tues, Nov -- 1806
Jurors called for the last Monday in Feb, 1807: #14 Josias Nicholson.

Wed, Nov 29(?) 1806
Ordered that Malachi Jones, Jesse Taylor, Esq John White and William Beasley or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Ben Waterfield as administrator of the estate of Abraham Waterfield Sen dec with said dec estate and make return to next court.

Ordered that John Campbell (?) and James Doxie be allowed the sum of forty shillings for acting as patrollers for the year 1805 to be paid out of the negro tax.

Deeds Exhibited, Nov 1806 Term. #9 Tho Everton deed to Edward Hallowell, jurat Lamb Taylor.

Recorded item, December 18, 1806
Benj Taylor, dec/land divided to "lawful representatives". Refers to "Taylor's new patent". Parts of the divided land went to Sally, Julia, Jesse, Benjamin, Barbara, and Mary Taylor.

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