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Currituck County Miscellaneous Estates

Benjamin Cox - 1783
[see the 1772 Benjamin Cox will here]

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State of No Carolina
Currituck County

     The Deposition of John KENYON taken before a Justice of the Peace for the County aforesaid by Consent of William GRIMSTEAD Plantiffe & Asael LEE Defendt saith that he and William GRIMSTEAD was at the Court House he said he wanted to live in Peace with Mr. LEE and the Deponent told him then he had better take it out of Court and put it to Arbitration & he said if he would Mr. TURTON would not because he said Mr. TURTON was his wifes Guardian and Did her Business for her, I told him that if it went against him it would hurt him as he was a young beginner he said it could not hurt him for he said Mr. TURTON was to stand the suit and have half.
     /s/ John KINNEON

28 April 1783
Sworn to before Jesse SIMMONS JP

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State of No Carolina
Currituck County

     The Deposition of Hilary SIMMONS taken before a Justice of the Peace for the said County by consent of William GRIMSTEAD Plantiffe & Aseell LEE defindt
    
That I this Deponant sayeth that some short time before Aseel LEE marrid Mrs. Ann COX Widow of Benjamin COX he the sd Deponant was at the house of the sd Ann COX & she shewed him a feather bed and said she had given that feather bed to her Daughter Ann COX and that she had likewise given her fifteen pound Silver money and lodged it in the hands of one Jonathan BONNEY and this Deponant Further saith that he was at the said Aseell LEEs some time in the Fall of the year 1781 and Ann LEE the Wife of the sd Aseel LEE told him the sd Deponant that she have gave a bill of sale for Sundry things to her Daughters Ann & Sarah COX but that she did not expect when she gave them things her Daughters would a Called for them in her lifetime. Cross examined by the Defendt Saith that he the said Deponant was called upon as a Witness one day before Josias SLACK & Kedar MULDAR elected and Chosen as arbitrators by Abner TURTON Guardian of Ann COX & Aseel LEE concerning a feather bed that the said TURTON did obtain and the said LEE told his Wife if she would Give all her beds away she should ly on the floor for she should not ly on one of his beds.

[SOURCE: Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS); Edenton District Superior Court Estates Records 1756-1806; MARS ID: 398.6.158 (Box)]

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