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Ordered Nancy (7) and Demsey Highter (5), children of Betsy Highter, bound apprentices to Charles Griggs.
    Whereas it is supported that by the overture of an act of the General Assembly passed last session emancipating Hannah, wife of Jacob Spellman, and two free daughters by the names of Hannah, Peggy, and Sally Spellman. On a motion, it is ordered that Jacob Spellman, a person of color, enter into bond to indemnify the County of Currituck from any charge whatsoever might arise on account of Hannah, Peggy, and Sally.
    Ordered Little Robbins, son of Betts Dennis, bound to William Wroten.
    Ordered Bannister Gordon, mulatto boy child of Betts Gordon bound to Grundy Barnard.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1813
The Last will and Testament of Sarah Padrick dec'd. was exhibited in open court and proved by the oath of Zebulon Kemp a subscribing witness ____ at the same time Simeon Sawyer qualified as adm'r. with the will of sd. dec'd. annexed the Exer of the said will having dec'd. since &c the making said will and Zebulon Kemp who were entitled to adm. on said dec' and relinquish the same ____ in favor of Simeon Sawyer.
    Ordered that Simeon Sawyer have the right of administration on the estate of Sarah Padrick dec'd. with the will annexed who entered into bond with Jesse Sawyer and Daniel Lindsey securities in the sum of 200 pounds.
    Ordered that Simeon Sawyer be appointed Guardian to Daniel Padrick orphan of Daniel Padrick dec'd. who entered into bond with Jesse Sawyer and Daniel Lindsey securities in the sum of _______

Monday, May 31, 1813
Ordered that Sally Aleaunder wife of Isaac Aleaunder be allowed the sum of 15.100 pounds for the maintenance of a Bastard child begotten her body by William Forbes.  To commence from the birth of the child to be paid on Equal payments by William Forbes &c.
    Ordered that Pilidge Hollowell child of Polley Hollowell be placed and bound an apprentice to Thomas Griggs until he arrives at the age of 21 years he being now about 3 years old the 15th day of July next 1813 to learn the trade of a Shipbuilder &c.

Wednesday June 2, 1813
    The Last Will and Testament of William Twiford, Senr. dec'd. was exhibited in open court and proven by the oath of Josiah Perry a subscribing witness thereto at the same time Hannah Twiford came forward personaly in open court and entered her discent therefrom & prayed that the same may be recorded and claims dower on the estate of the said dec'd Twiford as to under an act of assembly on _______  ________ made and proved and relinquished her right of Executor ship thereto to Simeon Sawyer with the will annexed thereof &c.

Thursday June 3, 1813
    Ordered that Simeon Sawyer have the right of adm'r. on the Estate of William Twiford deceased with his Last Will annexed who qualified and entered into bond with Caleb Etheridge and Mathias Bell securities in the sum of 500 pounds &c

31 August 1813
Ordered that Sally Beasley be allowed maintenance of bastard child begotten on her body by William Wicker.
    Ordered James Case, a mulatto son of William Case, bound to H. Woodhouse.

Friday, 3 Dec. 1813
Ordered that Rosamond Etheridge the Executive named in the Last of Adam Etheridge Sen'r. dec'd. came into court and qualified as Executive thereunto with Benjamin Dough the Exor. who qualified May Term 1813.

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