goose
Return to Currituck Co.

Quitrent was a fixed sum, payable in money or in kind (produce or commodities), owed by a freeholder to his feudal superior.  In colonial North Carolina quitrents were often collected mainly to symbolize the authority of the Lords Proprietors or the Crown.  Twelve pence or pennies (symbolized by "d" for denarius) made one shilling (symbolized by "s").  Twenty shillings made a pound (symbolized by "").

CURRITUCK PRECINCT

ACCOUNT OF THE RECEIPT OF ONE-HALF OF THE ARREARS OF HIS MAJESTY'S QUIT RENTS FOR ALBEMARLE COUNTY FROM 29 SEPTEMBER 1729 TO MARCH 1732, COMPUTED AT THE DIFFERENCE OF SEVEN FOR ONE POUND STERLING IN THE CURRENCY OF THIS PROVINCE -- 12 JUNE 1735.

By Whom Paid No. of Yrs. Pd. No. of Acres Quit Rent Res'd. Currency at 7 for 1 Total
of Currency
. . . Shill. S D S D
Baker, Samuel 2 1/2 100 2 1 15 0      
Bray, Wallais   520   9 2 1 3/4      
Barret, Margaret   20   0 7 3 1/2      
Bennet, Benjamin   938   16 8 1 1/2      
Baum, Peter   256   4 9 8      
Carron, John   366   6 8 4      
Deal, Joshua   89 1/2   1 11 6      
Dadley, Thomas   421   7 9 11      
Duke, Andrew   180   3 3 0      
Dauge, Peter   50   0 17 6      
............................................ .......... ................... ..................... .......... .......... ......... 51 12 5 3/4
Etheridge, John   770   13 9 9 1/2      
Etheridge, Marmad'ke   50   0 17 6      
Etheridge, Henry   162   2 16 10 1/2      
Etheridge, Andrew, Jun'r.   150   2 12 6      
Etheridge, Christian (part)   150   1 0 0      
Ervin, Robert   134   2 7 1 1/4      
Ferreby, John   30   0 10 6      
Gregory, Richard   366   6 8 4      
Hodges, Richard   320   5 12 3 1/2      
Heat, Nathaniel (part)   450   3 0 0      
............................................. .......... ................... ..................... .......... .......... ......... 38 14 10 3/4
Jervis, Jonathan   256   4 9 8 1/4      
Jervis, Samuel   100   1 15 0      
Jervis, Foster (in part)   721   5 7 6      
Lowther, Thomas   586   10 4 10 3/4      
Legat, David   100   1 15 0      
Lenton, Moses   62   1 1 1 3/4      
Lee, Samuel   175   3 1 3      
Moncrief, Thomas   213   3 13 6      
Miller, Evan   150   2 12 6      
Mercer, John   50   0 17 6      
............................................. .......... ................... ..................... .......... .......... ......... 34 17 11 3/4
Math, Ralph   149   2 12 6      
Mereday, Thomas   350   6 2 6      
............................................. .......... ................... ..................... .......... .......... ......... 8 15 0
Mereday, Thomas 2 1/2 350 2 6 2 6      
Marshall, Nicholas   200   3 10 0      
Norton, John   480   8 4 0      
Northen, Philip   315   5 10 4 3/4      
............................................. .......... ................... ..................... .......... .......... ......... 32 1 10 3/4
Nicholson, Josiah   304   5 6 5 1/2      
Pyner, William (minor)   250   4 7 6      
Parker, William (his widow)   105   1 16 10 3/4      
Pyner, Peter   438   7 7 0      
Pell, John
ditto for his wife
  50
240
  .
4
.
15
.
1
     
Parker, John   100   1 15 0      
Parker, William   110   1 18 9 1/4      
Parker, Azariah (in part)   480   2 9 0      
Parker, Peter   110   1 18 9 1/4      
............................................. .......... ................... ..................... .......... .......... ......... 31 14 5 3/4
Parker, Wicker   70   1 4 9 1/2      
Parkins, John   119   2 1 6 3/4      
Parr, William   50   0 17 6      
Powers, George   425   7 8 9      
Pyner, James   100   1 15 0      
Saunderson, Thomas   375   6 11 3      
Simmons, Samuel   532   9 2 0      
Slake, Nicholas (whole acres)   490   20 12 1 1/2      
Stevans, John   100   1 15 0      
Saunderson, Joseph   2498   43 14 6 1/2      
............................................. .......... ................... ..................... .......... .......... ......... 95 1 6 1/4
Scott, William   50   0 17 6      
Stafford, William   500   8 15 0      
Shappord, Sampson   100   1 18 7 3/4      
Saunderson, Ric'h. and Tull Williams   1756   30 14 8 1/4      
Swindel, Parker   200   3 10 0      
Taylor, Thomas   492   8 12 1      
Taylor, Thomas Jun'r.
ditto for Thomas Taylor, Jun'r
.
2
487
150
  8
2
10
2
7 1/2
0
     
Vince, Humphrey 2 1/2 416   7 5 10      
Walker, John   75   1 9 9      
............................................. .......... ................... ..................... .......... .......... ......... 73 16 1 1/2
White, Luke   340   5 19 0      
Williams, Stephen   166   2 18 4      
Williams, Samuel   904   15 16 10 1/2      
Williams, Thomas   420   7 7 3 1/2      
............................................. .......... ................... ..................... .......... .......... ......... 390 0 10 1/2

Source: The State Records of North Carolina by Walter Clark; Vol. 22 (Miscellaneous); pgs. 246-247.  Originally published in 1907 and reprinted in 1994 by Broadfoot Publishing Co., Wilmington, NC.

Copyright 2004
Kay Midgett Sheppard

No part of these records may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything here that pertains to your families, I would strongly suggest that you look at the record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information.

USGenWeb

NCGenWeb

Return to USGenWeb

Return to NCGenWeb