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

1821

Monday, February 26th 1821
   
Ordered Ana Gordon (12), daughter of Clack Gordon, bound to Spence Hall to learn the trade of spinstress.
    Ordered that Harriett Tolor orphan of Mathias Tolor decd. be placed and bound as an apprentice to Julia Harrison until she arrives to the age of 21 years she being now about 10 years of age to learn the _______ business.
    Ordered that Andrew Duke have the right of admr. on the Estate of Willis Etheridge decd. who qualified as such and entered into bond with Caleb Etheridge and Thomas Poyner securities in the sum of $1200
    Ordered that Sally Capps have the right of admr. on the Estate of John Capps decd. who qualified as such and Entered into bond with Solomon Bright and Tully Poyner Junr. securities in the sum of $400
    Ordered that Michael Simmons Esqr. James Cowell Dennis Dozier and Robert Etheridge be appointed commissioners to lay off allot and set apart unto Sally Capps widow of John Capps decd. so much of the stock crop and provisions which were of the said deceased as shall be sufficient for the maintenance of said widow and family for one year under an act of assembly in such cases made provided and make report thereof under your hands and seals to next term
Transcribed this the 18
th day of Jany 1830
   
 ____ S. Ashbee

Tuesday, February 27th 1821
    Ordered that John Murrell be appointed Guardian to Smith Murrell orphan of John Murrell decd. who entered into bond with Charles Griggs and Benjamin Parker securities in the sum of $500.
    Ordered that George Griggs be appointed Guardian to Thomas & Jarvis Griggs orphans of Thomas Griggs deceased who entered into bond with [nothing else is written]

    Ordered that Wm. Bonney renew his ordinary bond for the present year who entered into bond with Wm. Capps and Thomas Williams securities in the sum of $100
    The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Ferebee Esqr. Decd. was exhibited in open court and proven by the oath of Caleb Sears one of the subscribing witnesses at the same time George Ferebee & Mitchael Simmons Esqr. Therein named qualified thereto in open court.
    The Last will and Testament of James White senr. Decd. Was exhibited in open court & proved by the oath of Enoch Ball one of the witnesses thereto at the same time Thomas and Hosea Ball Exors. Therein named qualified as such.
    Ordered that Caleb Sanderson have leave until May Term next to make his Guardian report to his own children
    Ordered that Spence Neal have leave to renew his ordinary bond for the present year who entered into bond with Mitchael Simmons and Robert White.
    Ordered that Daniel Sanderson have leave until May Term next to make his Guardian report to his wards estate.
    Ordered that Luke Brown be appointed Guardian to Caleb, Thomas and Samuel Brown orphans of Thos. Brown decd. who entered into bond with John Patridge and Benjamin Parker securities in the sum of $600 for each orphan
    Ordered that Daniel Patrick have leave to keep an Ordinary at his own dwelling house for the present year who entered into bond with Willis Sikes and Joseph G. Ballentine securities in the sum of £100
    Ordered that Willis Sikes have the Right of admr. on the Estate of Robert B. Poyner decd. who qualified and entered into bond with Demcy Northern and John.
N. Wilson securities in the sum of £600
    Ordered that Philip Northern have the right of admr. on the Estate of James Harris decd. who entered into bond and qualified as such and entered into bond with Demcy Northern and John M. Wilson and Jno. N. Wilson
securities in the sum of £50 [I think he must have been getting tired of writing, it looks like he entered John N. Wilsonís name twice.]
    Ordered that Josiah Etheridge be appointed Guard. To James, Rhoda, William, Josiah and Jacob Etheridge orphans of Willis Etheridge decd. who Entered into bond with Brickhouse Bell and Wm. Etheridge securities in the sum of £200 for each orphan.
    Ordered that Ann Gordon daughter of Clark Gordon be placed and bound as an apprentice to Mason W. Parker in the Room of Thomas B. Jarves in Right of his wife Sally who were removed at November Term until she arrives to the age of 20 years she being about 15 years of age to learn the art of a spinster and at the same time the said Mason W. Parker appeared and entered into bond with Thomas Whitehall and Enoch Bell as securities in the sum of £500 for the safe keeping and return of the said apprentice.
    Ordered the John Cox have leave to renew his ordinary for the present year who entered into bond with Thomas C. Casey and Philip Northern securities in the sum of £100
    Ordered that Jacob Aydelett renew his constable bond for the present year who entered into bond with Thomas Jarves Junr. and Wilson G. Nash securities in the sum of £500
    Ordered that Edmund Best be appointed overseer of the public Road on the North Banks district for the present from Currituck sound at John Patrick to the Main Road and Auth. Act therein according to Law.

Wednesday, February 28th 1821
    Ordered that Spence H. Gregory as admor. of Nathan Hall deceased orphan of Jehu Hall deceased advertise and sell at public . . .
    Ordered that John Heath, Daniel B. Lindsey William Caffee and Daniel Sanderson be appointed patrollers in the Poplar Branch District for the present year and that he act therein accordance to Law
    Ordered that Joseph Tatum & Charles Sawyer be allowed the sum of 40 shilling  ea for their services as patrollers in the Tulls Creek District for the year 1820 to be paid out of the County
    Ordered that Thomas Poyner, Thomas Whitehall, Wm. Caffee & Wm. White or any 3 of them aduit and settle the a/c & vouchers of Charles Griggs as admr. of John Mills deceased . . .

Deeds of Gift, Bills of Sale . . .
    15.  Do Charles Griggs to W. Everton _ Thomas Poyner
    16.  Do Wm. Wroten Junr. to Thomas Sanderson
    17.  Do John Taylor to Spence ONeal Junr & Issac Casey
    18.  Do James White Junr. Robert White & Hosea Bal_
    19.  Do Mary & John Taylor to Isaac Casey Jurat Spence ONeal
    21.  Do John Dowdy to Thomas Sanderson Jurst. John Sanderson
    22.  Do Spence Hall to Nathan H. Gregory Do. Saml. Salyear
    23.  Do Benjamin Parker to Daniel Lindsey Jurat John Owens
    24.  Do John Owens to
Co. Do Acknowledged
    25.  John Tollor to Benjamin Parker Jurat Mathias Tolor

Bill of Sale &c proved & Ack Feb Term 1821
    2.  Bill of Sale from Abraham Baum Senr. to  Edw. Baum Jurat  Thos Tillett
    3.  Ditto Do Wm. White to Zachariah Bray Jurat Thomas Poyner
    4.  Ditto Do Abraham Baum Senr Edw. Baum Jurat  Thos Tillett
    5.  Ditto to Henry Sanderson admr to George Griggs Ack.
   16.  Coventh(?) Samuel Everton, Charles Griggs and Peter Parker to each other ____ Jurat Thos. Poyner
   17.  Deed of Gift Julia Harrison to Spence Harrison Acknowledged
   18.  Deed of Gift Davis Ballentine Senr. to Joseph Ballentine Jurat. Thomas Davis

Monday, May 28th 1821
     The Last Will and Testament of Hezekiah Woodhouse deceased as exhibited in open court and Proved by the Oath of Thomas Poyner one of the subscribing witnesses thereto the same time Peggy Woodhouse executor there named qualified as such.
    Ordered that Jacob Midgett have leave to renew his constable bond for the present year who entered into bond with Peter Brady and John Whedbee securities in the sum of £2000
    Ordered that Amelia Quidley be appointed Guardian to William, James, Levi, John, and Mary Ann Quidley orphans of William Quidley deceased at the same time she entered into bond with Levi and Valentine
Cazied(??) securities in the sum of $600.
    Ordered that James Daniel have the right of admir. of admr. debones non on the Estate of Benjamin Daniel deceased who qualified and entered into bond with John Patridge and Spence H. Gregory securities in the sum of £1000.
    Ordered that the admr. on the Estate debones non of Benjamin Daniel deceased sell the perishable Estate of said deceased.
    The Last Will and Testament of Archibald Banett decd. exhibited in open court and proven by the oath of Charles Foster one of the subscribing witnesses thereto at the same time Elizabeth Basnett Executor therein named qualified as such.
    Ordered that the Executor of Archibald Basnett deceased sell the perishable Estate of the said deceased.
    Ordered that John Bracham have the Right of admr. on the Estate of John Bracham _____ decd. who qualified as such and entered into bond with Zachariah Burroughs and Valentine Toleson as securities in the sum of £400
    Ordered that the admr. of John Bracham deceased sell the perishable Estate of said decd.
    Ordered that Peter Brady have leave to renew his bond as a constable for the present year on
Cape Hatteras who entered into bond with Silas Farrow and Valentine Toleston securities in the sum of two Thousand
    Ordered that Volatine Toleson be appointed Guardian to Mary Burrough orphan of William Burrough deceased who gave bond with Peter Brady & Elisha Scarborough securities in the sum of £(?) in discharge of Silas Farrow one of the former securities to the Guardian to the widow Catherine Quidley.
    Ordered that Robert Styron be appointed Guardian to Rosemon, Christin, Margaret, Courtne and Barbara Burroughs orphans of Robert Burroughs deceased who entered into bond with Wallace(?) Styron and John Bracham securities in the sum of £200

Tuesday, May 29th 1821
    Ordered that David Jones, Thomas C. Casey, John Cox and Jerimiah Land or any three of them audit and settle the a/c and vouchers of Edward C. Wilson as the admr. of Samuel Wilson deceased with the said deceased Estate and make report  thereof to next  _____
    The Last will and Testament of Lydia Greggs was exhibited in Open court and proven by the Oaths of Tully & Wm. Morse the subscribing witnesses at the same time Charlotte Greggs the executor therein named Qualified as such.
    The Last will and Testament of Edmond S. Dozier deceased was exhibited in open court with Joseph W. Downs and Hester Gregory subscribing witnesses at the same time H. D. Barnard and Philip Dozier Exors therein named qualified as such &c Barnard only qualified as Exor &c
    Ordered that Amey Haynes have leave to keep an ordinary at his dwelling house for the present year who entered into bond with Andrew Bates and Thomas Williams securities in the sum of £100
    Came into open court Elizabeth Dozier widow of Edmund S. Dozier decd. and entered her descent from the last will and Testament of her decd. Husband and pray the same may be entered ___ Record.
    Ordered that Spence Hall, Willis Gallop be appointed to take the Private Examination of Mary Forbes on an instrument of writing made by Cornelius Forbes and Mary to Caleb Forbes.

Wednesday, May 30th 1821
    Ordered that Olive Jarvis orphan of Solomon Jarvis deceased be placed and bound as an apprentice to William Etheridge and wife until she arrives at the age of 18 years she being now about 9 years of age the 16th day of May 1821 to learn the Spinster business
    Ordered that James Taylor be appointed overseer of the public road from the Cowenjock road to Joel Poyner in the Backwood for the present year and that he act therein according to Law
    Ordered that Mariam Burgess be allowed the sum of $24 for the 1
st year maintenance of a bastard child begotton on her body John C. Dough to be paid in equal Quarterly Payments.
    Ordered that Penelope Perry be allowed the sum of $24 for the 1
st year maintenance of a bastard child begotten on her body by Joshua Guard to be paid in Equal Quarterly payments.
    Ordered that William Ball be appointed overseer of the public road from Thomas Williams Gate to deep Branch and half the laurel swamp road for the present year in the room and stead of Thomas Simmons the late overseer resigned and that he act therein according to Law.
    Ordered that Spence ONeal, Thomas Poyner and Thomas Simmons be allowed the sum of 40 each for their services as patrollers in the Cowenjock district for the year to be paid out of the ____ Law.
    Ordered that Spence Hall, Spence H. Gregory, Nathan H. Gregory audit and settle the accounts and vouchers of Thomas Poyner as Executor of the last will and Testament of Thomas Garrett deceased

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