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(Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minutes)


February 24, 1807
Ordered that Hosea Ball has the right of administration on the estate of Joshua Taylor, Sen., dec who qualified as such and gave bond with John Jarvis and Benj Cox securities in the sum of five hundred pounds and returned an inventory.

Ordered that Samuel Ferebee, Thomas C. Ferebee, Thomas Baxter, and Daniel Dunton or any three of them audite and settle the accounts of Benjamin Taylor, Sen. the former guardian of Benjamin Barnes orphan of Jonathan Barnes dec with Thomas Williams the present guardian of said orphan and make return to next court.

The last will and testament of Josiah Nicholson, dec was exhibited in open court and proved by the oath of Joseph Ferebee esquire a subscribing evidence to the same at the time Penelope Nicholson executrix therein named qualified as such.

February 25, 1807
David Tatum vs. James Etheridge, Jr. Juror #3: Josias Nicholson.

Ordered that Thomas Sanderson, administrator of Benjamin Taylor, dec, sell at public auction a part of the negroes belonging to the Estate at his intestate in order to satisfy and pay the debts of the said intestate and make return of such sale to next court.

February 26, 1807. Ordered that William Brabbell have leave to keep an ordinary at his own dwelling home who gave bond with James Doxie and John Campbell securities in the sum of one hundred pounds.

Ordered that James Doxie have leave to renew his ordinary bond for the ensuing year who gave bond with William Brabbell and John Campbell securities in the sum of one hundred pounds agreeable to law in such cases made and provided.

Ordered that John Doxie be discharged from any obligatory indenture of a certain Sandford Moor who was formerly bound an apprentice to the said John Doxie the same apprentice Sandford Moor having run away or absconded from the service of the said John Doxie his master and that the proceeding be void as if no indenture had ever been made.

On motion it is ordered that Edward Hardy, guardian of John Taylor orphan of John Taylor, dec have liberty to sell so much of the timber on his said ward's land as shall be of value to pay the taxes of said land and gather expenses evident (?) thereto.

Sheriff to summon jurors to the May term, including #6. James Doxie.

February 1807 Term
#20. Deed from Josias Nicholson to Chas. Y. Herbert jurat S. Ferebee.

Deeds of gift
#2. Josiah Nicholson to Josias Nicholson jurat Armd Seals.

Bills of sale
#5 William Etheridge to James Doxie jurat John Doxie
#7 Lamb Taylor (stats? estate?) to William Taylor jurat Jesse Perry.

#5. Inventory of the estate of Joshua Taylor, dec. Account of the sale of the estate of Joshua Taylor, $169.47.

Monday, March 1, 1807
Ordered that Susan West have the right of Adm. with the will annexed on the estate of Edw. West her husband dec. who gave bonds with Wallis Bray & M. Bell of 3000 pounds,  returned an inventory

March 18, 1807
William Tatum, Willoby White, and George Howard divide the estate of John Poyner, deceased. Among the legatees are Mary Poyner, Julia Nicholson, Thomas Poyner, and Lydia Poyner.

same page. November 8, 1806
Divide the estate of John Taylor, deceased. Sarah Taylor, widow; Mary Taylor, daughter; Courtenia (?) daughter; Joseph Taylor, son; Bettina Taylor, daughter. Recorded March 18, 1807.

Wednesday, May 27, 1807
Thomas (?) Hervey vs. David Jones. Juror #4: James Doxie.

William Brumsey one of the executors named in the last will and testament of Josiah Nicholson deceased, came into court and qualified as such agreeable to law.

Ordered that the executors of Josiah Nicholson, dec., sell the perishable part of the estate of the said deceased and make return to next court.

May 28 (?), 1807
Present for the appointment of the Sheriff: #13. Jesse Taylor.

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