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Currituck County Miscellaneous Estates

 Daniel Parr (1803)

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State of North Carolina}     Superior Court of Law
     Edenton District      }     April term 1803
    
The Jurors for the State upon their Oath present that Caleb PARR late of the County of Currituck planter being an wel? disposes pursuant devising & intending fraudulently & unjustly to cheat & defraud one Samuel DAUGE Executor of the last Will & Testament of Daniel PARR deceased of divers Sums of money on the ninth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & two & in the twenty sixth year of the Independence of the State unlawfully fraudulently & deceitfully did make out & draw up a certain false amount against the said Daniel PARR deceased in which it is stated among other things that there was the Balance of Seven pounds twelve shillings & two pence due by the Estate of the said Daniel PARR to him the said Caleb PARR And the said Caleb PARR the better to protect his wicked devises & intentions on the said ninth day of February in the year aforesaid at the County & in the District aforesaid falsely & wickedly did depose & swear upon his corporal oath before Samuel FEREBEE Esquire Him being one of the Justices of the peace of the said County of Currituck, that the said account so made out

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By him as aforesaid was just & true & that the balance aforesaid was justly due to him by the Estate of the said Daniel PARR deceased.  Whereas the said amount was not just & true & the said Balance was not justly due to him the said Caleb PARR by the Estate of the said Daniel PARR deceased and the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid do further present that the said Caleb PARR afterwards to wit on the twenty seventh day of February in the year aforesaid at the County & in the district aforesaid under the false pretence that the said amount was just & true unlawfully fraudulently & deceitfully did receive & obtain of & from the said Samuel DAUGE the Executor aforesaid the said Balance of Seven pounds twelve shillings & two pence.  And so the Juror aforesaid upon the Oath aforesaid do say that the said Caleb PARR in manner & form aforesaid did fraudulently & deceitfully deceive & defraud the said Samuel DAUGE the Executor of the said sum of Seven pounds twelve shillings & two pence, to the great courgage the said Samuel DAUGE an wil example to all others in the like case expending & against the peace & dignity of the State.
     /s/ Blake BAKER  Atto Genl

[on the back of this page is written:]
      State
        vs               Judgt
Caleb PARR

Edenton Apl Term 1803

Thos MERCER SENr Prosr
Witnesses: Jesse PARR Henry PARR Ephraim JARVIS

Test
     /s/ Will BLAIR Clk

No Bill So Says Mordecai  MORRIS Forman?

Recd from the prosecutor My own & the Atto Generals Fees
     /s/ W. BLAIR

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State of North-Carolina
     To the Sheriff of Currituck County, Greeting:  You are hereby commanded to summon Samuel DAUGE & Ephraim JARVIS personally to be and appear before the Judges of the Superior Court of Law at Edenton, on the Sixth day of April next; then and there to testify and the truth to say in behalf of the State in a certain matter of controversy in the said Court depending, and then and there to be tried, wherein the State is plaintiff, and Caleb PARR defendant. And this you shall in no wise omit, under the penalty by law enjoined. Witness William BLAIR, Clerk of the said court, at Edenton, the XXth day of October in the XXVIIth year of our Independence, Anno Dom 1802.
     /s/ Will BLAIR Clk

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James PARR in account with Caleb PARR

August 1800 To 1 days work of my self beeting Cider   5 shillings  
August 1801 To 3 days work of my Self beeting Cider   15 shillings  
  To cash lent him paid to Jesse HOLSTEADs Wife   2 shillings 6 pence
  To one peck of Homany Beens   2 shillings 6 pence 
  To one peek of Sifted Meel   2 shillings 6 pence 
  To one pound shugar   1 shilling 10 pence 
  To three gils rum   1 shilling 10 pence 
  To one bushel of Oysters   2 shillings 6 pence 
  To one Days work of My Self cutting wood   5 shillings  
  To fetching one Bushel Oysters from the Shore   2 shillings 6 pence
  To one Days work husking Corn   3 shillings 9 pence
  To Braking and Swinglin flax Past of two days   5 shillings 6 pence
  To Two Days work of my Wife cleaning up after the Death   5 shillings 6 pence
  To twelve Days taking Care of the things £1 10 shillings  
  To half Pound of butter   1 shilling 3 pence
  To keeping of the Colt and feeding it one month   10 shillings  
 

To My Daughter Elizabeth attending on the sick three}
months At thirty Shillings per Month                            }

£4 10 shillings  
£9 7 shillings 21 pence
  Credit to the above account 4/2 yards of wooling cloth at 5/ £1 2 shillings 6 pence
  Credit by one pare of shoes at 12/6   12 shillings 6 pence
  Balance Due me to £7 12 shillings 2 pence

Currituck County.  Personally appeared Caleb PARR before me.  I proved the above acct a balance of Seven pounds twelve shillings & two pence against the Estate of Daniel PARR & wife is Just & true in due form of Law. Feby 9th 1802.  Sworn to before me
     /s/ S. FEREBEE Js

[on the back of this page is written:]

Recd February 27th day 1802 on the within proved account the sum of Seven Pound twelve shillings and two pence it being in full of the within.
     /s/ Caleb [his C mark] PARR

Test
     /s/ J. PERKINS

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       State
        vs              
Caleb PARR
of Currituck Planter
     Jugt for swearing to a false acct & receiving the Bal. of the Exor Samuel DAUGE where he was to have had only 15/ pr. month for his daughter's labor & she didnít labor quite 3 mo. & was pd for Shoes for 1 acc. & cloth for another & also the 2 bushels of Oysters had been pd for _____ ____ & ____ & draw  an Ints for the false swearing & Deceit.  The Testator was Daniel PARR.

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State of No. Carolina}
   Currituck County   }
     Be it Remembered that on the fifth Day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two Jesse PARR SENER Bethany PARR & Thos MERCER JUNER came before me Willis ETHERIDGE one of the State Justices of said County and acknowledged them selves to be indebted to the State of No. Carolina in the sum of one Hundred pounds each Current Money of the State under condition that if they shall personly appeare Before the Judges of the Superior Court of Law at the Next Superior Court of Law to be held for the District of Edenton at the Courthouse in Edenton on the Sixth Day of this present Month an as the Justices shall hearafter Direct what Day of the said Term in Behalf of the State against Caleb PARR of Currituck County Who being arristed and Suspected of False Swering and is now Bailed then this Recognisence to Be void other wise to be of force. Taken Before me the Date above written.  The above Witness to appear on the Eighth Day of the Term at Edenton.
     /s/ Willis ETHERIDGE J.P.    seal

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State of No. Carolina}
   Currituck County   }
     To
any Lawful Officer to Execute &c. Whereas Complaint hath been made to me Samuel FEREBEE one of the Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid by Thomas MERCER SENr of sd County that a certain Caleb PARR of sd County hath been Guilty of Perjury in giving in false Testimony etc. In the county afsd Contrary to the Laws of the State in such case provided.  These are therefore to authorize & Require you to apprehend & bring before some Justice or Justices of the Peace for the County afsd The said Caleb PARR then & there to answer to such Matters as shall be alledged against him on the above complaint. & be further Dealt with as the Law directs fail not & make Due return given under my hand & seal this 23d Day of September A.D. 1802.
     /s/ S. FERRBEE Js

Summons  Jesse PARR SENr                                                                                          }
Jesse PARR JUr & Thana? PARR his Wife                                             }
Thomas LEE & Thos MERCER JUr to Samuel DAUGE for Prosecution}

Wm PARSONS & Ephram JARVIS for the Defendant

[next two lines are nearly obliterated but appear to be the names of the jurors]

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State of North Carolina
     Know all men by these Presents that we Caleb PARR Epheram JARVIS & Richard BERRY are held and firmly bounden to His Excellency the Governor of the State of North Carolina in the Final sum of One hundred Pounds Currency to which Payment will and truly to be and we bind our heirs Extrs Administrators & assigns firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this fifth day of October 1802.
    The Condition of the above obligation in such that if the above Bounden Caleb PARR do make his Personal appearance Before the Honorable the Judge of the Superior Court for the District of Edenton at the Courthouse in Edenton on the Eighth Day of this Present Term to answer to the State of & concerning an Accusation Brought by Thomas MERCER SENr for fals swearing and not Depart without Liberty first had and obtained then the above obligation to be void otherwise to Remain in full force & virtue in Law.
     /s/ Caleb [his C mark] PARR   Seal
     /s/
Epharim JARVIS                Seal
     /s/ Richd BERRY                     Seal

Signed sealed & Delivered in the Presents of
     /s/ Solo ALCOCK

[SOURCE: Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS); Edenton District Superior Court Estates Records 1756-1806; MARS ID: 398.6.525 (Box); Microfilm C.201.1905674]

Transcribed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse, September 2006

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