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Currituck County Miscellaneous Estates

   John H. Slight (1794)

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State of North Carolina
     To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting.  You are hereby commanded to take the Body of Andrew DUKE if to be found in your Bailiwick & him safely keep so that you have him before the Justices of the County Court of pleas & Quarter Sessions to be held for the County of Currituck at the Courthouse in Currituck on the last Monday in February next then & there to answer John SLIGHT & John SLIGHT Admr of all & singular the goods & chattels of John H. SLIGHT of a plea whereof with force etc. then & there & then & there broke and entered into the Lands of said John SLIGHT &c. & then & there did cut down take & carry away & other Injuryes to the said John SLIGHT & John SLIGHT Admr of John H. SLIGHT, then and there did the great damage of said John SLIGHT & agt the Peace & Damage Five Hundred Pounds & Herein fail not & have you then & there this Writ.  Witness Hollowell WILLIAMS Clerk of sd Court at Currituck the XXVIII day of November in the XVIII year of our Independence Anno Domini 1793.
     /s/ Hollo WILLIAMS C.C.C.

 John SLIGHT}     Writ Trespas
         vs             }     Not Executed Saml SALYEAR Shiff
Andrew DUKE}

State of North Carolina
     To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting.  You
are hereby commanded as before to take the Body of Andrew DUKE if to be found in your Bailiwick & safely keep so that you have him before the Justices of the County

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Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions to be held for the County of Currituck at the Court House in Currituck on the last Monday in May next then & there to answer unto John SLIGHT Henry SLIGHT Cornelius SLIGHT of a plea of Trespas by force of Arms Damage Five Hundred Pounds herein fail not & have you then & there this Writ.  Witness Hollowell WILLIAMS Clerk of the sd Court at Currituck the 28th day Feb. in the XVIII year of our Independence Anno Domini 1794.
     /s/ Hollo WILLIAMS C.C.C.

 John SLIGHT etal }     Executed & baild Saml SALYEAR, Shiff
            vs                 }     Currituck County May Term 1795   
    Andrew DUKE   }

 John SLIGHT etal }     Liberum Ten Mentum & Issue
            vs                 }     Trespass
    Andrew DUKE   }     Not Guilty

Jury to Wit:
Benjamin TAYLOR Thomas BARNARD Nathaniel HUTCHENS Peter DAUGE Lemuel SANDERSON James PARKER John McHORNEY Willis SIMMONS Elijah ADDISON John DOXEY Hollowell ETHERIDGE Caleb GREGORY

Jury Empannel & sworn say the Defendant is not guilty Plaintiffs by Thos.. VAIL their Atto Say that the Verdict in this cause is Contrary to Evidence this Reason I consider to be sufficient for an appeal to the Supr Court of the District of Edenton.
     T. VAIL plff Atto

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State North Carolina  }     February Term 1794
Currituck County Court}
     Andrew DUKE planter was attached to answer to John SLIGHT Henry SLIGHT and Cornelius SLIGHT in a plea of Trespass vi et annis for that whereas the said Andrew DUKE on Tenth day of February in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and ninety two at the County of Currituck with force and arms did enter the cl__ of the said John SLIGHT Henry SLIGHT and Cornelius SLIGHT and then and there did cut down take and carry away Twenty Cypress and Twenty Junipers to the great damage of them the said John SLIGHT and Henry SLIGHT and Cornelius SLIGHT and other injuries to them the said John H. SLIGHT Henry SLIGHT Cornelius SLIGHT did then & there commit wherefore the said John H. SLIGHT Henry SLIGHT & Cornelius SLIGHT saith that they have sustained dam. to the value of five hundred pounds and therefore they bring this suit.
     /s/ T. VAIL plff. Atto

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These plans Represents two Patents Evan MILLERs and William FEREBEEs, The beginning of Evan MILLERs Patent is a pine and running agreeable to the marked line which is the Black line and the dotted line agreeable to the courses and distances of said Patent.
     William BALLANCE}
            
Hosea DAVIS   }         Cha. Bearers

Thos. POYNER Snr   }
Josiah NICHOLSON}              Surveyors

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Appeal Granted     Will MAUND}   Securitys
                              John DOXEY}

I do Certify this to be a true Transcript of the aforesaid Suit.
     Test. Wm TAYLOR Dy C.C.C

 John SLIGHT etal }
            vs                 }     Cost  
    Andrew DUKE   }

1794 Febry Term Writ Dock & bond &c.   14 shillings  
May Term Contd 3/ Augt Term Contd 3/ Novr Term 3/     9 shillings  
1795 Febry Term Contd 3/ May Term Determn 7/6     10 shillings 6 pence
7 Subpas 10/6 Transcript of record 8/     18 shillings 6 pence 
Clk   2 11 shillings  
Atto   5    
Sheff   2 16 shillings 4 pence 
Witness Tickets:
   Benjamin PORTWOOD
   Josiah NICHOLSON
   James WILLIAMSON
   William TAYLOR
   William BRABBLE
   Jonathan TAYLOR
   Thomas POYNER
   John BURTON
   John FISHER
   Joseph BAXTER
   Theophilus KELLAM
   Joel POYNER
   John WILLIAMS
   James DOUGLES
   Hillary SIMMONS
   William BALLANCE


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3
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2

1
2

15 shillings
9 shillings
13 shillings

14 shillings
16 shillings
16 shillings
9 shillings
15 shillings
7 shillings
14 shillings
16 shillings
14 shillings
11 shillings
7 shillings
14 shillings

4 pence

4 pence

8 pence
8 pence
8 pence
8 pence
4 pence
6 pence
8 pence
8 pence
8 pence
10 pence

10 pence
Carried forward 36 5 shillings 2 pence
Brought forward 36 5 shillings 2 pence
   Isiah PARR   16 shillings 8 pence
  37 1 shilling 10 pence

[SOURCE: Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS); Edenton District Superior Court Estates Records 1756-1806; MARS ID: 398.6.624 (Box); Microfilm C.201.1905674]

Transcribed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse, September 2006

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