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Currituck County Court Records
(Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minutes)

1820

Monday, February 18th, 1820
    
Ordered that Norris Rogers orphan of Wm. Rogers dec'd be placed & bound as an apprentice to Zachariah Best until he arrives to the age of 21 years he being now about 10 years of age to learn the trade of a shoemaker.

Monday, May 29, 1820
   
The Last will and Testament of Caleb Toler senr. . . . . was . . . in open court & proved by the oath of Polly Johnston & Nathaniel Toler two of the subscribing witnesses thereto at the same time Mathias Toler one of the exers. therein named & qualified as . . . the heirs at law of said C. Toler decd. did by . . . as to the probate of said will wherein it was . . .  to Law  [very difficult to read]
    Ordered that Edmund Dowdy orphan of Thomas Dowdy decd. be placed & bound as an apprentice to Charles Griggs unto he arrives to the age of 21 years he being now about 13 to learn the trade of  a ships carpenter.
    Ordered that Sally Benson orphan of Samuel Benson decd. be placed & bound as an apprentice unto Spence Hall & wife Dorcas until she arrives to the age of 18 years she being now about 12 years of age to learn the art of a spinster.
    Ordered that John Patridge Esqr., Willis Gallop, Jesse Padrick and Matthew Toler be appointed commissioners to lay off allot & set apart  (blank space) Hill widow of Wm. Hill decd. so much of the crop stock & provision which were of said decd. as should be sufficient for maintenance of said widow and family.
    Ordered that Joab Forbes Esqr. Spence H. Gregory, Luke Gregory & Spence Hall be appointed commissioners to layoff allot and set apart unto Angelico Dowdy widow of Isaac Dowdy decd. so much of the stock crop & provisions which were of said decd. as shall be sufficient for maintenance of said widow family for one year

Tuesday May 30th 1820
Justices             Enoch L. Forbes            Esquires
                        Joseph Farrow
                        Thomas Poyner
                        Spence Hall
                        Samuel Etheridge
                       
Thomas Douglas
                        Josiah Jolleff    

     Ordered that Thomas Poyner have the Right of admin on the Estate of Solomon Ashbee decd. who qualified as adm & entered into bond with Daniel Lindsey . . . and Caleb Sanderson securities in the sum of $10,000  the widow Elizabeth Ashbee having relinquished her right of administration.
    The Last Will and Testament of George Griggs, decd. was exhibited in open court approved by the oath of Anthony Simmons & Willo. Morse subscribing witnesses thereto at the same time Charles Griggs the Exor. Therein named qualified.
   
Ordered that Jessee Coffee have leave to renew his ordinary house for the present year who enters into bond with John B. Jarves and Edward Hardy securities in the sum of 100.
    Ordered that Jessee Coffee be appointed a commissioner of wrecks for the county of Currituck in the first district for the present year who entered into bond with John B. Jarves and Edward Hardy securities in the sum of $1500.
    Ordered that a commission . . . Thomas Poyner Esqr to take the private Examination of Peggy Woodhouse wife of Hezekiah Woodhouse & Nancy Mercer wife of John Mercer on a deed made by them & husbands to Daniel Lindsey Senr.
    Ordered that Edward Farrow be appointed Guardian of Nathaniel Ashbee, Mary Ashbee orphans of Wm. Ashbee decd. who Entered into bond with Wm. S. Etheridge & Thomas Tillett securities in the sum of $400 per each Bond.
    Came into open court Marten R. Casey & Chode Daniel Patrick guardian who appeared in open court & entered into Bond with Thomas C. Casey & Dency Northern securities in the sum of $200.
    Ordered that Frederick Dough have the Right of administration on the Estate of Isaac Dowdy decd. who qualified as such & entered into bond with Thomas Tillett and Wm. S. Etheridge securities in the sum of $100.
    Ordered that Benjamin Simmons be appointed constable in the Coinjock District for the present who qualified.
    Ordered that Mary McPherson wife of Joseph McPherson be allowed the sum of $8 for the first year maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by Nicholas Allison to be paid in equal quarterly payments.
    Ordered that Samuel Dowdy have leave to renew his bond as an Ordinary Keeper for the present year who entered into bond with Daniel Lindsey Junr. & Matthew Tolor securities.
   
Ordered that Thomas Luffman be appointed Guardian to Wilson & Kadar Ballentine orphans of Joseph Ballentine Senior decd. who entered into bond with Thomas Morse & Augustus Linton securities in the sum of $50 for each orphan

Tuesday May 31st 1820
   
Joab Dozier one of the Exers . . . in the Last will & testament of Demcy Etheridge came forward & qualified as such.
    Ordered that John Simmons be appointed constable in the Knotts Island District for the present year who qualified as such and entered into bond with.
    Leonard Martin, Esqr the late Solicitor for this county came into open court & resigned his station as solicitor for the County of Currituck wherein Alfred W. Galtin Esqr. Agreed to take the appointment as solicitor for the County aforesaid and is appointed as such who have taken an oath of office in open court.
    Ordered that Enoch S. Forbes have the Right of admin on the Estate of John Daniel Junr decd. who entered into bond with Joseph Farrow and Caleb Etheridge securities in the sum of 100
   
Ordered that Spence Hall, Caleb Forbes, Spence H. Gregory and Daniel Lindsey Junr. Or any two of them audit & settle the a/c vouchers of Dorcas Sawyer as admin on the Estate of Simeon Sawyer dec'd  . . . with said decd. Estate & make report thereof to next court.

Thursday June 1, 1820
   
Mathias Toler vs. Daniel Lindsey Junr. Guardian of Maria & Harriett Toler orphans of Mathias Toler decd. commanding him to appear & show cause why division shall not be made in the . . . . . .  the said Mathias Tolor decd. . . .  therein . . . let the parties be heard

Monday  August 28, 1820
    On motion of A. M. Gatlin Stated attorney let a Rule be served on Thomas Jarvis and wife to show cause why Anna Gordon a mullato Gerld bound as an apprentice to them by this court shall not be released from her Indenture for missuage
    Ordered that Benjamin Taylor renew his constable bond for the ensuing year who entered into bond with David Morse and ___y Dozier securities in the sum of $500.
    Ordered that Julia Daniel widow of John Daniel Junr deceased which was administered by E. S. Forbes at the last term which is now recalled and rendered by the court the said E. S. Forbes being present at the same time the said Julia Daniel appeared & gave bond with Rueben Etheridge and W. S. Etheridge securities in the sum of one Hundred Pounds.
    Ordered that Willis Gallop have the right of administration on the Estate of Benjamin Dough decd. who qualified as such & entered into bond with Eliha Hall & Daniel Sanderson securities in the sum of $600.
    Ordered that the administer of Benjm. Dough decd. sell
    Ordered that John Patridge Esqr Avery Tillett James Twiford and Caleb Tolor be appointed patrollers in the North Banks district for the present year and that they act therein according to Law in such  _____ made & provided.
   
On hearing the petition of Margaret Dough by Willis Gallop admin Ordered that Spence Hall Esqr, Spence H. Gregory Caleb Forbes  and John Patridge be appointed commissioners to lay off allot & set apart unto Margaret Dough widow of Benjamin Dough decd. so much of the crop (this section of the microfilm is unreadable)
   
Ordered that Thomas White be appointed overseer of the public road on Churches Island from the North End to the Great ditch for the present year in the room & stead of James Ballance the late overseer resigned & that he act therein according to our law in such cases made & provided.

Tuesday August 29th 1820
    Elizabeth Etheridge Executrix named in the last will & testament of Ruben Etheridge deceased _____ last term court in due form of Law
    Ordered that Thomas Poyner as administrator of Solomon Ashbee deceased pay over out of the Estate of his intestate the sum of $155 to Elizabeth Ashbee widow of the said deceased for an a/c of her year provision which the commissioners report that the stock & crop are not sufficient for the said widows years provision & under an act of ________.
    The Last will & testament of Luke Brown decd. was Exhibited in open court & proved by the oath of Isaac Cartwright a subscribing witness thereto at the same time Kesiah Brown Executrix therein named qualified as such.
    Ordered that Abraham Baum Senr have the Right of Admin on the Estate of Mary T. Baum his dau. Of whom is deceased & who qualified as such & Entered into bond with Joseph Daniel & Spence Hall securities in the sum of one thousand dollars.
    Ordered that Joseph White have leave to keep an ordinary at his residence who appeared & Entered into bond with Nathan ONeal and Samuel Sawyer Junr & securities in the sum of 100
    Ordered that Caleb Simmons be appointed Guardian to Mary Simmons orphan of Wm. Simmons decd. who entered into bond with Gideon Jones & Jeremiah Plummer securities in the sum of $600.
    The last will & Testament of Griffith Mulder decd. was Exhibited in open court and proved by the oath of Davis Francher one of the subscribing witnesses thereto at the same time Thomas Mulder Exor. therein named qualified as such.
    Ordered that John Etheridge orphan of Samuel Etheridge decd. about or near 9 years of age be placed & bound as an apprentice unto Nathan H. Gregory until he arrives to the age of 21 years & learn the art of a farmer.
    Ordered that Susanna Owens alias Murrell by allowed the sum of $24 for the year $20 for the 2nd year $16 for the 3rd $12 for the 4th $8 for the 5th $4 for the 6th for the years maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by Bowen Green to be paid the representative of the said     Bowen Green deceased.

Wednesday August 30th 1820
    Ordered that Isaac Davis have the right of admin on the estate of Nancy Etheridge decd. who qualified as such & Entered into bond with Thomas Tillett & Enoch S. Forbes securities in the sum of 1,000
    Ordered that a commission to Josiah Joliff Esqr. to take the private Examination of Lydia Morse (?) wife of Wm. Ballard on a deed of conveyance made by then to Stephen M Dailey.
    Ordered that Mason Sanderlin be appointed Guardian to Mary & Margaret Campbill orphans of John Campbill decd. who entered into bond with John Forbes & Samuel Salyer, Junr. Securities in the sum of  500 for each orphan.
    Personally appeared Hugh ________ a foreigner and a native of the Kingdom of Great Britian in Staffordshire being by profession a cabinet maker aged 26 years or thereabouts & took the oath of Allegiance and oath to support the Constitution of the United States subscribed his name and duly _____ on the ______.
    Came into open Court Kader Marchant Guardian of William Marchant and resigned his Guardianship to the said orphan.
    Ordered that Nancy Cambill be allowed the sum of $24. for the maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by Alexander Thompson to be paid in equal quarterly payments by the said Thompson.

November Term - Monday 27th 1820
Present             Caleb Etheridge
                        Samuel Salyer
                        Mathias Bell

Grand Jury Sworn & Drawn To Wit:
1.      Jno. B. Jones                     6.  Nathan Robinson                    11. ___ Mathias
2.      Thomas Simmons              7. Joshua Bash(?)                         12.  James Wilson
3.      Jos. Simmons                    8.  James Cowell                          13.  Caleb Morse
4.      Jno. B. Brabbell                9.  W. Ferebee                             14.  Jonathan Woodhouse
5.      David Morse                   10.  Wm. Bunnell                           15. Wm. W. Read

    Ordered that the admin. on the Estate of John Mills decd. be committed to Charles Griggs who qualified as such & entered into bond with Elijah Hunnings and Jesse Mercer securities in the sum of 100
    Ordered that the admin. of John Mills decd. sell the perishable Estate of the said decd. & make report at the reg(?)
    Ordered that Daniel Lindsey Junr, Spence H. Gregory, Spence Hall & Willis Gallop or any 3 of them audit & settle the a/c of Euphan Etheridge as admin of Thos. Etheridge decd. with the said decd. Estate also to appraise & divide the negroes belonging to the said Estate.
    Ordered that Caleb Etheridge, Samuel Salyer Junr. John W. Hughes and Mathias Bell or any 3 of them audit & settle the a/c & vouchers of Hosea Ball as Exor. of the will & Testament of George Howard decd. with the said deceased Estate & make report thereof to next court.
Anna Gordon vs Thomas Jarvis _____ _____ _____this case it is ordered adjudged & decreed that the said Anna Gordon be released from her Indenture from the said Jarvis & wife & that she be bound to ____ _____  person who the Court may ____ appoint in lieu of the former master & mistress.
    Ordered that Willoughby West be appointed overseer of the public Road from Wa____ly Mill to Peter Morses in the room & stead of John Bayswood(?)

1820 (These 2 items sent by another abstractor but no month or day was given)
Ordered Nancy Wicker (9), mulatto daughter of Edith Wicker, bound to Mariah Allen to learn female employment.
Ordered Lydia Bowser (3) and Gordon Bowser (1), children of Betts Bowser, bound to Daniel Lindsey.

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