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James Doxey - 1896
[This was a lengthy estate and not all items are abstracted here]

19 June 1896 - Petition for Division of Property.  H.J. DOXEY, Mattie HUMPHRIES and her husband John, Mamie GOODMAN, John GOODMAN, & Howard WALKER, by their next friend H.J. DOXEY, Elizabeth CULPEPPER and her husband G.B. CULPEPPER, Grandy DOXEY, Matilda GRAY and her husband J.F. GRAY, Lydia BELL and her husband C.M. BELL, James MATHIAS, Florence DOWDY and her husband Enoch, Emma [or Erma?] SAWYER and her husband David, Mary Ann GEORGE and her husband P.A. GEORGE, plaintiffs, against Leon WHITE and the Swan Island Shooting Club, defendants.

Plaintiffs state that:
First - James DOXEY died seized of a tract of land in Currituck County beginning at Currituck Inlet lying between the South Channel & Betsy's Marsh, known by the name of Eagle Shoal.
Second - That he left 5 children or representative of same who were his only heirs at law and upon whom the real estate descended.  That his only heirs at law are:
    1) Grandy DOXEY, Ann Matilda who married J.F. GRAY, Lydia who married C.M. BELL, Jennie MATHIAS who died leaving surviving her James MATHIAS, Florence who married Enoch DOWDY, James DOXEY who died leaving surviving him Emma who married David SAWYER, Mary Ann who married P.A. GEORGE
    2) Sophia THOMPSON who died leaving Christopher THOMPSON who has conveyed his interest to Leon WHITE
    3) Henry DOXEY who died leaving J.B. DOXEY who conveyed his interest to Swan Island Shooting Club
    4) William DOXEY who died leaving H.J. DOXEY and M.F. GOODMAN, and that M.F. GOODMAN died leaving Mattie who married John HUMPHRIES, Emma GOODMAN, John GOODMAN & Howard WALKER
    5) Jasper DOXEY who died leaving David DOXEY who died leaving Elizabeth CULPEPPER who married G.B. CULPEPPER.
Third - That said parties set out in the second section are tenants in common and whose interest in said property is as follows:
    1) Grandy DOXEY - 1/25
    2) Ann Matilda GRAY and Lydia BELL 1/25 each
    3) James MATHIAS and Florence DOWDY 1/50 each
    4) Emma SAWYER and Mary Ann GEORGE 1/50 each
    5) Leon WHITE, Swan Island Shooting Club and Elizabeth CULPEPPER 1/5 each
    6) H.J. DOXEY 1/10
    7) Mattie HUMPHRIES, Mamie GOODMAN, John GOODMAN, and Howard WALKER 1/40 each
Fourth - That Mamie GOODMAN age 14, John GOODMAN age 12 and Howard WALKER age 10, are minors without guardian.
Fifth - That the Swan Island Shooting Club and petitioners show that owing to the number of parties with an interest in the lands, that it is impossible to have actual partition.
Sixth - Petitioners desire that sale of land should be made and paid over in severalty to said tenants in common.
    /s/ E.F. AYDLETT, Atty for Defts.
H.J. DOXEY states that the facts set forth in above petition are true to the best of his knowledge.  /s/ H.J. DOXEY

7 Sept 1896 - Summons for Relief.  H.J. DOXEY and others vs. J.B. WHITE, Richard & Ruth WHITE, J.C. CARTER, W.H. FORBES and Wm. MINOT, Trustees of Swan Island Shooting Club.  You are to appear in Court on Oct. 27, 1896 to answer complaint.  /s/ EW. ANSELL, Clerk of Superior Court.
    This summons was returned on Oct. 1, 1896 by Sheriff, Edward TILLETT, who stated "The parties named within are not to be found in the state after making a diligent search".  This notice ran in the Elizabeth City News from Sept. 17, 1896-Oct. 22, 1896.

8 Sept 1896 - Order for Guardian.  It appearing that Richard & Ruth WHITE are infants of tender years and without guardian, it is ordered that H.B. ANSELL be appointed guardian ad litem.

11 Sept 1896 - H.J. DOXEY states that after a diligent search, the defendants can not be found in the state of North Carolina.  It is ordered that they are to appear in Court on Oct. 27, 1896 or judgment shall be rendered against the defendants.  /s/ E.W. ANSELL, CSC

12 Dec 1896 - Notice of Sale of Land at Currituck Court House on Feb. 1, 1897.  /s/ E.F. AYDLETT, Commissioner

1 Feb 1897 - Sale of land for $210.00 bought by Wm. MINOT, J.C. CARTER and W.H. FORBES, Trustees of Swan Island Shooting Club.  /s/ E.F. AYDLETT, Commissioner

10 Feb 1897 - L.R. WHITE objects to the confirmation of the sale of said land sold by E.F. AYDLETT on Feb. 1, 1897 for the sum of $210.00 and deposits 10% of the amount bid to raise the bid and have a resale.  /s/ L.R. WHITE.  I certify that I received $21.00 from L.R. WHITE to raise the bid on the lands sold on Feb. 1, 1897.  /s/ E.W. ANSELL, CSC

1 Mar 1897 - Land Sale confirmed by the Court.  /s/ E.W. ANSELL, CSC

[Source: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Brumsey-Ferebee (Microfilm G.030.1862909)]

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