Currituck

Currituck County, NC Wills & Estates
Some Early Administrators' Bonds

From N. C. Office of Archives and History
Secretary of State Series XIX Record Keeping: Probate
Administrators' Bonds 1685-1779

    Note: This group consists of twenty boxes of records filed alphabetically by last name of decedent, and includes records from various precincts and counties which existed in North Carolina between 1685 and 1779. Included in the abstracts below are administrators' bonds for those decedents whose folders are labeled "Currituck County." The dates of these bonds range from 1713-1759.
    There are also quite a few folders in this group labeled "unknown county." Where I am reasonably certain that a decedent whose county or precinct was not stated did live in Currituck, I have included the abstract here with the note "no county given." There are very likely others from Currituck whom I did not include because I didn't feel knowledgeable enough about them to make the call. By the same token, I could be mistaken about some that I did include, so please use the "no county" entries with caution.
    A number of these estates were administered by women. In some cases it is explicitly stated that the administratrix was the widow of the decedent. In these cases, I have made a note to this effect.
    These are original records which contain original signatures and as such can be very helpful when trying to distinguish between two individuals of the same name. Many people signed with marks. I have represented signature marks with a generic "(x)" because I am unable here to reproduce many of the unique marks used at the time.

Name Administrator/
-trix
Sureties Witnesses Date of Bond Date Letters
Issued
Amt.
in Pounds
Notes
Thomas Austin Margret (x) Austin John Scarbrough,
Mathias (x) Towler
Alexander Doyle,
Edmd. Hatch
July 2, 1752 July 2, 1752 500  
John Barrat Richard (x) Barrat Benjamin Prescoat,
Samuel Salyear
William Shergold,
Joshua Skinner
  Sept. 20, 1756 20  
William Bell Senr. Benjn. Payton Thos. Swann (illegible) Dep. Secty.   April 8, 1725 200 "Payton" is also spelled "Peyton"
Benjn. Bennet Esbel (x) Bennet Moses Linton,
George Powers
Andrew Duke,
Levi Stewart,
John Bennet
July 14, 1742 Aug. 28, 1742 2,000 Esbel is widow of Benjn. Bennet.
John Bennit Sarah Bennit   William Shergold C.C. April Court 1753   200 Sarah is widow of John Bennit.
William Boucus William Boucus William (x) ODowdy,
James (x) Towler
William Shergold C.C.,
Lamll. Holstead
June 20, 1755   60 Admin. William Boucus is "next of kin."
Admin. appointed March Court 1755.
Lamuel Bright Naomi (x) Bright John West,
Samuel (x) Bearey
Andrew Duke,
John Bennett,
Levi Stewart,
John Lurry, Clerk of Ct.
____ 14th 17__ Aug. 28, 1742 1,000 Admin. apptd. July 6, 1742.
Naomi (also spelled "Naomy") is widow.
Bearey is also spelled "Bery."
Solloman Bright Richard (x) Fanshaw Isles Cooper,
Salley (his x mark) Mason
William Shergold,
Thomas Shergold
  Sept. 20, 1756 60  
John Brent Dinah (x) Brent Thos. Muncreef,
Nehemiah Heath
Mr. Lowther April 2, 1735   300 Filed as John "Brunt."
No county given.
Christor. Bustian Mary (x) Bustian John (x) Perkins,
Samuell Simmons
John Etheridge,
______(?)
July 10, 1728   100  


Name Administrator/
-trix
Sureties Witnesses Date of
Bond
Date
Letters
Issued
Amt.
in
Pounds
Notes
Christopher Bustion John Cox John Tillet,
Richard Eiland
________(?)
Jno. Herbert
April 15, 1731   100  
Alexander Chaplen Thomas Robb Esqr. Petter (?) Payne,
Jos. Blount Esqr.
(Torn) Halsey,
(Torn) Craven
April 23, 1751   500 Chaplen is "late of the County of Currituck."
Robb, Payne and Blount are "of the County of Chowan."
William Chaplin Elizabeth (x) Chaplin William (x) O'Dowdy,
William Boucus,
James (x) Towler
William Shergold,
Robt. Whitehall
June 13, 1755   60 Elizabeth is widow of William Chaplin.
Solomon Cowell Lydia (x) Poyner Jonathan (x) Poyner,
Peter Poyner
William Shergold,
Edwin (or Edmun?) (x) Cowell
Sept. 9, 1756   200  
John Credock Philip Northren   Richd. McClure, Clerk Oct. 11, 1746 March 1749 10 Note says "Ltrs. issd. by Craven at Edenton Lowther told me Mar. 1749."
Wm. Dawson William Luton Joseph Anderson,
John Halsey
James Campbell July 6, 1750 Nov. 29, 1750 3,000 Dawson of Currituck.
Luton, Anderson, Halsey of Chowan.
Morrall Dibbs William Roberts Keder Merchant,
William Williams Esqr.
William Shergold,
Thomas Miller
May 13, 1755   600 Roberts is of Norfolk Co., Virginia.
Michael Doe Dinah (x) Doe William (x) MacCoy,
John Savils
Jos. Blount,
Edmund Hatch
Nov. 14, 1751 Nov. 14, 1751 1,000  
Henry Edey Theodocia (x) Edey Luke White,
Thos. Taylor Jur.
J. Pell,
J. Martyn
Oct. 8, 1728   50  
Thomas Elliot Thos. Tayler Jr. Thos. Tayler "ye elder",
Cornelius Jones
John Etheridge,
J. Martyn
Jan. 5, 1730/31   500  


Name Administrator/
-trix
Sureties Witnesses Date of
Bond
Date
Letters
Issued
Amt.
in
Pounds
Notes
Robert Fletcher Peggy Fletcher William Williams,
William Bray
  Sept. Court 1759   100 Peggy Fletcher, widow of Robert, is requesting letters of admin. after delay of three years.
James Heath Eustis (x) Stripes Nehemiah Heath,
Joshua (x) Croson (?)
Andrew (x) Prewett,
Otho Holland,
John Connyer
June 2, 1734   200  
Robt. Heath Ann (x) Heath John Etheridge,
Richd. Bright
George Powers,
Jno. Martyn
April 9, 1728   200   
Timothy Ives Timothy (x) Ives Azricam (x) Parker,
Peter (x) Pyner
Thos. Lowther,
J. Martyn,
James Craven
Sept. 4, 1735 Nov. 10, 1735 500  
Henry Jarvis David Linsey & Ann (x) Linsey John Woodhouse,
Thos. Sanderson
Jonathan Jarvise
Danll. Grandin (?) Oct. 4, 1744 Dec. 17, 1744 500 Jarvis is also spelled "Jarrvis" and "Jarvise."
Ann Linsey is the widow of Henry Jarvis.
Admins. apptd. April Court 1744.
Martyn Jarvis Mary (x) Jarvis William (x) ODowdy,
James (x) ODowdy
Robt. Whitehall,
William Shergold
May 3, 1756   60 No county given.
Cornelius Jones John Ansell William Mackie,
Patrick Jones
Robt. Whitehall,
W. Williams
Sept. 10, 1755   60  
Hezekiah Jones Zachariah Jones Thomas Lowther,
Thomas Davis
James Craven,
John Woodhouse
Oct. 7, 1735 Nov. 5, 1735 500  
David Legett Mrs. Sarah (x) Legett Absolom Legett,
Hilary Simmons
William Shergold,
Thomas Parker
Sept. 9, 1755   200  
Elizabeth Luffman Peter (x) Poyner Capt. Thomas Lowther,
John Martyn
James Craven Sept. 4, 1735 Nov. 10, 1735 500 No county given.
Poyner is also spelled "Pyner."


Name Administrator/
-trix
Sureties Witnesses Date of
Bond
Date
Letters
Issued
Amt.
in
Pound
Notes
Mann, John Jr. Morris (x) Baum & Martha Baum Miles Gale,
Jos. Blount
Jno. Craven,
John Flood
June 7, 1743 June 7, 1743 2,000 Mann also spelled "Man."
Morris also spelled "Maurice."
Mann & Baum of Currituck, Gale & Blount of Edenton.
Martha is wife of Morris Baum.
Christr. Merchant Courtney (her x mark) Merchant Wm. Leary,
Mr. Andrew Duke
John Etheridge,
Jno. Martyn
July 7, 1730   600  
John Midyet Sarah Midyet Job Kerr,
Michael Slaughter
R. Barker,
Jos. Smith
June 24, 1735   1,000 County not given.
Kerr also spelled "Carr."
Samuel Midyett Joseph Midyett Jacob Sawyer,
Thomas (x) Ludford
James Craven,
Jos. Anderson
May 7, 1735   500 County not given.
Willis Miller Benjamin Northern Phillip Northern,
Johnathan (x) Poyner
William Shergold,
Daniel Swiny (?)
Sept. 10, 1755   300  
Francis Morce Ffrancis Morce   Wm. Shergold Clk. Ct. Oct. Court 1737   1,000 Ffrancis is widow of Francis Morce.
Richard ODowdy William (x) ODowdy Joshua Campbell,
William Boucus
Jasper Charlton,
William Shergold
April 7, 1753   120  
Charles ONeal Sarah Oneal Azricam Parker,
Thomas Parker
Wm. Gray,
Jno. Martyn
Jan. 7, 1729/30   500  
George Paine Josias (x) Nicholson John Martyn,
Andrew Duke
Thos. Lowther,
Otho Holland
Aug. 23, 1734   100  
Webley Pavey Sibilla Pavey (admx.) Thomas Swann, Gent. John Galland,
J. Lovick(?)
July 28, 1727   50 County not given.


Name Administrator/
-trix
Sureties Witnesses Date of
Bond
Date
Letters
Issued
Amt.
in
Pounds
Notes
John Penny Sarah (x) Penny John (x) Robinson,
William Percy(?)
John Rice,
James Craven
March 7, 1734   1,000 County not given.
Sarah is widow of John Penny.
Henry Perkins Moses Ramsey Thos. (x) Gregory,
Jno. Perkins
Joseph Jorden,
T. Knight
Jan. 3, 1716/17   200 Henry & Jno. Perkins and Moses Ramsey of Corratuck Precinct.
Thos. Gregory of Pasquotank Precinct.
James Poyner Johnathan (x) Poiner Peter Poyner,
Humphrey (x) Poyner
William Shergold,
William Boucus
May 19, 1755   100  
Elizabeth Pyner Joseph (x) Pyner John (x) Hughs,
Robert (x) Ervin
J. Martyn,
James Craven
Oct. 9, 1735 Nov. 10, 1735 500 Pyner also spelled "Piner."
James Rickets Thos. (x) Cox Samll. Simons,
John Griffeth
T. Markum(?),
Richd. Church
July 10, 1726   30 Simons also spelled "Simmons."
Thos. Russell Jno. Whitby John Byrd ____Gale,
T. Knight
Nov. 12, 1713   50 No county given.
Joseph Sanderson Thomas & Joseph Sanderson John Woodhouse,
Wallis Bray
Danll. Grandin(?),
Richd. McClure Clk. Ct.
Oct. 7, 1746   1,000 The decedent was the father of the administrators.
Samuel Simmons Hannah (x) Simmons Henry Simmons,
Samll. Simmons
James Craven,
Stephen Williams
Sept. 4, 1735 Nov. 10, 1735 500  
Richd. Stone Wm. Roads Richd. Williamson,
Danl. Barrat
J. Lovick Oct. 5, 1719   500  
Thos. Suggs William (x) West Andrew (x) Makefashon Jnr.,
Henry (x) Etheridge
Thos. Swann,
Jno. Martyn
Oct. 7, 1729  

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Name Administrator/
-trix
Sureties Witnesses Date of
Bond
Date
Letters
Issued
Amt.
in
Pounds
Notes
Robert Temple Joshua (x) Creeson Evan Jones,
Wm. Lurry
Wm. Mackie,
Wm. Shergold,
Thos. Lowther
Aug. 31, 1734 Sept. 20, 1734 40 Lurry is also spelled "Leary."
Joshua Creeson is greatest creditor. Temple's widow, Susana (x) Temple desires that he have administration, Aug. 31, 1734.
William Tillet Sarah (x) Tillet Capt. John Norton,
Charles (x) Scarborough
Otho Holland,
Jno. Martyn
July 4, 1732   150 Scarborough is of Pasquotank Precinct.
Matthias Towler James (x) Towler William (x) ODowdy,
William Boucus
William Shergold,
Lamll. Holstead
June 18, 1755   60 March Court 1755, James Towler "next of kin to Matthias Towler decd."
Mrs. Abiah Trevathan Capt. Richd. Church Esqr. Jno. Etheridge Esqr.,
Capt. Thos. Lowther
(illegible),
J. Martyn
July 8, 1730   100  
Joshua Walls Joshua (x) Walls John (x) Whitbee,
Thos. (x) Davis
Jas. Craven,
Edmd. Hatch
June 11, 1745 June 11, 1745 200 Whitbee is also spelled "Whedbee."
Davis is a carpenter of Chowan Co.
"Joshua Walls admr. bond on his father's estate...Letters issued with the will annexed June 11, 1745."
William Weeb John Hughes Thomas Williams,
Josias Nicholson
Wm. Shergold Clk. Court Jan. 3, 1737   500 Weeb is also spelled "Webb."
Hughes is greatest creditor.
John Whetbee John (x) Whetbee Jur. Thos. (x) Williams,
Joseph (x) Williams
Wm. McKie,
Richd. McClure
April 3, 1745 June 1, 1745 150 Decedent was father of administrator.
Capt. Solon. White Henry White Capt. Richd. Church,
Mr. Azricam Parker Senr.
Wm. Gray,
J. Martyn
April 8, 1729   1,000  

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