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The following contains links to images of the individual pages taken from the Beaufort Co. records pertaining to those deed records of Bath Co..  Where the deed has been transcribed, there is a cross-link to that transcription.  Otherwise, there is a description of that deed, without a link.
-- A, B -- C, D -- E, F, G -- J, K -- L -- M, N, O, P -- R, S, T -- U, V, W.

Deeds & Wills of Historic Bath Co.

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 Page#    Entry#            Description/Transcript  
    "A"
002  3, Deed Thomas Arnold to William Brice - 1 Apr 1701
GCB
  Will John Baptista Ashe
ND
    "B"
  Will abst. Mose Baros
ND
 013    -- John Barros to Henry Eborn - 7 Jul 1702  
ND
 006    31 Transportation Deed to William Barrow - 1 May 1701  
ND
  Survey William Barrow 17 Nov 1701
GCB
 014    45  William Barrow to William Tomson - 25 Jul - 1702  
ND
 015    48  Cornelius Bennington Power of Attorney to Thomas Lepper - 1 Jul 1702  
  Will abst.

William Barry, 14 Dec 1721

ND
  Will abst.

Thomas Batters

ND
 003    11 George & Elizabeth Birkenhead to Francis Garganas - 1 Jul 1701
GCB
 001      2 Transportation Deed to Thomas Blount (Blunt) - 5 Mar 1697  
ND
 013    42  Transportation Deed to Ishmell Boutwork - 1 May 1702  
ND
  Will abst. Thomas Boyd Bath Co. 17 Dec 1725 - Apr 1726
ND
 008    33  Wm. Brice, Robt. Mellyew, David Dupree, & Jas. Barnard Partnership Agreement - 1 Dec 1701  
ND
  Will James Brown
RD
 001  1 John & Ellis Bunten to Capt. Nicholas Thomas Jones - 10 Aug 1700
ND
  Will abst. Richard Collins
ND
 
    "C"
  Will abst. Henry Carter - 03 Feb 1735
ND
 009    34 Transportation Deed to Nathaniel Chevin - 22 Mar 1701/2  
ND
  Will abst. Robert Coleman, 09 Jul 1721 25 Sep 1721; 29 Mar
ND
  Will abst. Richard Collins, 23 Sep 1707 - Oct 1707
ND
  Will abst. Andrew Conner, 14 Jan 1754 - Mar 1754
ND
    "D"
  Will abst. William Daniell, 31 Dec 1740 - Mar 1740
ND
 008    32 Nicholas Daw to John Nellson - 28 Oct 1700  
ND
  Will abst. Thomas Davis Bath Co. 15 Feb 1711-
ND
 010    -- Transportation Deed #1 to Thomas Dearham - 6 Jul 1701  
ND
 010    37 - Thomas Dearham Indenture Contract - 4 Nov 1700  
ND
 011    37 - (continued) T homas Dearham Indenture Contract - 4 Nov 1700  
ND
 011    38 - Transportation Deed #2 to Thomas Dearham - 11 Apr 1702  
ND
 011    -- - Transportation Deed #3 to Thomas Dearham - 11 Apr 1702  
ND
 011    -- - Transportation Deed #4 to Thomas Dearham - 11 Apr 1702
ND
  Will abst. John Deiptt Bath Co. 17 Jan 1723-
ND
  Will abst. Elizabeth Deneham Bath Co. 09 Jul 1716
ND
  Will abst. Elizabeth Derham Bath Co. 17 Jul 1716
ND
  Will abst. Henry Dias Beaufort Precinct (Bath Co.)
ND
  Will abst. John Drinkwater Bath Co. 07 Aug 1717 30 May 1718
ND
  Will abst. Abraham Duncan - Beaufort Co. - 3 Feb 1749 & Jun 1751
ND
 
    "E"
 014    46 Transportation Deed to Henry Eborn - 3 Aug 1702  
ND
    "F"
    Richard Flanakin South Dividing Creek, in Bath Co. 05 Sep 1739 - Jun 1741
ND
  Will Collumb Flyn Bath Co. 22 Aug 1721 09 Sep 1737
ND
  Will abst. Thomas Fry Bath County 18 Mar 1724- 1725 - Jan 1726
ND
    "G"
  Will abst. Francis Gilbert Bath County 30 Dec 1725 - Jul 1726
002  5 Transportation Deed to William Glover - 10 Feb 1696 
ND
 011    40 Transportation Deed to Jeremiah Goodring - 13 Apr 1702  
ND
003  13 Farnefould Green to James Hogg - 1 Jul 1701  
ND
006   28 Transportation Deed to Farnefould Green - 7 Sep 1701
ND
    Susannah Green "Bath County, in Craven Precinct."
ND
 
    "H, I"
    Anthony Hatch
ND
    Benedictus Hausington
ND
    George Hill
ND
    John Hill
ND
    Samel Hilory
ND
 014    44 Edward Hogg, will - 7 Jul 1702
ND
    Joseph Holbrook
ND
    Daniel Huckins
ND
 
    "J, K"
    Isaac Jackson
ND
    John Jackson
ND
 012    41 Capt. Nicholas Thomas Jones to William Tomson - 25 Nov 1701
ND
 013    41  (continued)  Capt. Jones to William Tomson - 25 Nov 1701
ND
 015    47 Transportation Deed to Capt. Nicholas Thomas Jones - no date  
ND
    Lewis Johnson
ND
    Sarah Jones
ND
    John Keel
ND
    John Kent
ND
    Tobias Knight
ND
    "L"
    John Lawson
ND
    James Leigh
ND
 004    24 Thomas Lepper to William Hancock - 11 Feb 1697
ND
 004    25 - Deed Thomas Lepper to Nicholas Tylor - 7 Oct 1701
ND
    Thomas Leeper - 1719
ND
    William Lewis
VC
    Eliezer Lillington
ND
    Elizabeth Lillington
ND
    William Linton
ND
    Leonard Loftin
ND
    John Luarton
ND
    "M"
    Anthony Mackeell
ND
 002      4 Richard Mallines' Property Recording for daughter Mary Mallines - 1 Jul 1701  
ND
    Elizabeth Marston
ND
    Joel Martin
ND
    William Martin
ND
    John Mattocke
ND
    Patrick Maule
ND
    Rebecca McKeel
ND
    George Mets
 007    30 Transportation Deed to Joseph Ming - 21 Jan 1702
ND
  Deed Roger Montague to Richard Silvester <Sylvester>
TS
 011    -- George Montgomery (?) - May 1702  
ND
    George Montgomery - 1723
ND
    "N"
009    36 Transportation Deed to James Nevill - 31 Mar 1702  
ND
    William Noble
ND
    "O, P"
    Isaac Ottwell
ND
    Robert Peyton
ND
 013    -- Thomas Pollock to Lyonell Reading - 22 Apr 1702
ND
    Joshua Porter
ND
    Peter Price
RD
    David Purkens
ND
    Robert Purser
ND
    "R"
 003    12, sale John Ratcliff to Ed Musson (sale of boat)- 4 Oct 1699
ND
    Churchhill Reading
ND
    Lionel Reading
ND
    John Riussett
ND
    Peter Riussett
ND
    James Robins
ND
    Joseph Rodgers
ND
    "S"
    Edward Salter
ND
    John Shaver
ND
    Gyles Shute
ND
  Will abst. Richard Silvester
TS
  Will abst. Henry Slade, Jr.
TS
009    35 Transportation Deed to Richard Smith - 28 Mar 1702  
ND
    Ann Smithwick
ND
    John Stafford
ND
    James Stevens
ND
    William Stubbs
ND
    "T"
 005    27 James & Anie [Williamson] Thirell to William Barrow - 15 Oct 1700  
ND
    Francis Thoragood
ND
    Samuel Tison
ND
    Mathis Tisson
ND
    John Tranter
ND
    Thomas Tyler
       "U, V, W"
    Thomas Unday
ND
    John Van Pelt
ND
    London Walston
ND
    Henry Warren
ND
    John Waxdale
ND
  Deed John White
GCB
    Richard Winfeld
ND
    Joseph Winter
ND
    John Woodard
ND
    Thomas Worsley
ND

 

Thomas Arnold to William Brice, Butcher

Court Record of Deeds

Know all men  by these presents that I Thomas Arnold planter in Pamtice River in the Co. of Bath do sell a makeover unto William Brice, Butcher, now belonging unto the Co. aforesaid with house and plantation with cherry trees, apple trees, nursery and all other appurtenances thereunto belonging containing three hundred acres lying upon Old Town Creek known by the name of John Blank made for and into consideration of the full value of seven pounds, ten shillings, payable unto me the aforesaid Thomas Arnold planter in the Co. aforesaid in the passable and current pay of the said Co. of bath upon the tenth day of December next ensuing the day thereof.

Likewise I the said Thomas Arnold do quit all the right title and properties to me,  my heirs, executors, administrators or assigns shall forever have in the plantation aforesaid with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, confirming, ratifying, allowing and acknowledging the aforesaid William Brace Butcher the sole and true owner thereof as witness my hand and seal the first day of April in the year of Ardmore 1701 and in the thirteenth year of his Majesty's reign William, by the grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland defender of the faith.

Thomas Arnold

1701

Test: Nic Davis and Nic Taylor

hac sic vera copia scriptii per me

Levi Truewhitt CC

Acknowledged at a court held at the house of Mr. James Neville the 10th of April 1701.

Bath Co. North Carolina Record of Deeds, Volume 1 - 1695 to 1729, p. 2, 3.

John Baptista Ashe - Bath Co. - 02 Nov 1731 & 15 Nov 1734

Will of John Baptista Ashe

In The Name Of God, Amen. I, John Baptista Ashe , of Bath Co. , in the Province of North Carolina , Gent., being thro' the mercy of Almighty God, of Sound Mind and Memory, Do make, appoint, Declare and ordain this and this only to be my last will and Testament, revoking and making void all former Wills by me heretofore made. The Lord have Mercy on my Soul for Christs Sake.

Imprimis. I will that all my Just and lawfull Debts be duely paid by My Executors hereafter named; particularly that one hundred pounds, North Carolina Money, or the Value thereof be remitted or paid to the heirs, Exors. or Admins. of James Nolan , of Boston , Mariner, deceased; the Sum of Sixty pounds of thereabouts having laid in my hands for some years, the Widow who claimed not Complying with the Statute (in that Case provided) for giving Security to Admtors: but I now direct that if they cannot Comply Strictly with the Law, Yet rather than faile, their own bonds to whom the money is payable, may be taken when the money is paid, to indemnify my Estate against any Creditors which may claim in this Province. Also, I will that there be paid as of Debt, to Daniel Hendrick , of South Carolina , Shoemaker, his Exors. or assigns, the Sum of fourty pounds, Current money of this Province. Furthermore, I will that there be paid to the Exce. or heirs of Robert Gamsby , of Boston , Mariner, deceased, if such be to be found, the sum of fourty pounds, Current money of this province.

Item. I give, bequeath and devise (after payment of debts & legacies) to my three Children, John , Samuel , and Mary , all my personal Estate, to be Equally Devided amoungst them.

Item. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my Son, Samuel , and unto my daughter, Mary , my Lands up the north west branch of Cape Fair River , called Ashwood , which are scituate lying and being on the South side of the Said River between the lands of John Porter , of Virginia , Mercht., and the Plantation whereon Daniel Donaho , lately deceased, dwelt, Together with my other Lands on the north Side of the River directly opposite to those aforementioned, to be equally divided betwixt them, the Said Samuel and Mary , to them, their heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my Son, Samuel , a tract of land containing six hundred and fourty Acres lying on Stumpy Sound, called Turkey Point ; also one other tract Containing one thousand Acres, called Stump Island or New River Banks, to him, his heirs or assigns for ever.

Item. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my Son, Samuel , four hundred Acres of Land lying above William Lewis 's plantation on the Main Branch of Old Towne Creek , to him, his heirs and assigns forever: unless John Russell shall personally come and demand of My Exors. a Bill of Sale for the last mentioned four hundred acres of Land, and Shall pay the ballance of Accounts betwixt us, amounting be about fourty pounds money of South Carolina , Then my Exors. are hereby directed and empowered to Convey the said four hundred Acres of land to the said John Russell , to him, his heirs and Assigns for ever.

Item. It is my will that my Sons have their Estates delivered to them as they severally arrive to the age of twenty and one years, and that my daughter have her Estate at the day of Marriage, or age of Twenty and one Years, which shall first happen.

Item. I will that my Slaves be kept to work on my lands, and that my Estate may be managed to the best advantage, so as my sons may have as liberal an Education as the profits thereof will afford; and in their Education I pray my Exers. to observe this method: Let them be taught to read and write, and be introduced into the practical part of Arithmetick, not too hastily hurrying them to Latin or Grammar, but after they are pretty well versed in these let them be taught Latin & Greek. I propose this may be done in Virginia ; After which let them learn French, perhaps Some French man at Santee wile undertake this; when they are arrived to years of discretion Let them Study the Mathematicks. To my Sons when they arrive at age I recommend the pursuit & Study of Some profession or business (I could wish one to ye Law, the other to Merchandize), in which Let them follow their own inclinations.

Item. I will that my daughter be taught to write and read & some femanine accomplishments which may render her agreable; And that she be not kept ignorant as to what appertains to a good house wife in the management of household affairs.

Item. I give to each of my Exors. a Gold Ring as a token of the respect which In my life I bore them.

Item. I will that a Brick Vault may be built at Groveley , and my Dear Wifes body taken up out of the Earth & brought and laid therein; and if it should be my fortune to die in Carolina so as my Corpse may be Conveyed thither, I desire that one large Coffin may be made, and both our body's laid together therein and lodged in the said Vault.

Item. I give, devise and bequeath unto my honoured friend, Edward Mosley, Esqr. , the one half or moiety of my Lands, lying near Rock Fish Creek, on the North West branch of Cape fair River , being twenty five hundred and Sixty Acres, to be equally divided between him and my heir, to him, his heirs & Assigns forever.

Item. I give, devise and bequeath unto my Loving Brother, John Swann , Six hundred and fourty Acres of land lying on the North East Branch of Cape Fair River , which he bought of, and of which I have not as yet made him any Conveyance, it being land adjoining below that whereon my Brother, Samuel Swann , dwells, to him the sd. John Swann , his heirs & assigns forever.

Lastly, I nominate, Constitute and appoint my honour'd friends, Edward Moseley & Nathaniel Rice, Esqrs. , my good friend Mr. Roger Moore , my loving Brothers, Samuel Swann and John Swann , my good friends, Messers. William Downing and Edward Smith , to be Executors of this my last will, Testament, hereby desiring & praying them to see the same duly Executed.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & Seal, this second day of November, Anno Dom., 1731 .

Jno. Bapta. Ashe. (Seal)

Signed, Sealed and Published in the Presence of us: Mehittobde Rutter John Hawkins Cornelius Dargan Mich. Rutter .

No. Carolina , ss.

I do hereby make a Codicil to be annexed to this my last will and Testament, and do hereby appoint my Loving friend, Job Hows and Thomas Jones , Executors to my last will and Testament, and this codicil thereunto annext, together with the several persons before named in my said last will and Testament as my Exors. And whereas their is a certain Saw Mill in Building between Mr. Mathew Rowan and my Self, It is my will that my part of the Said Mill together with my part of the lands thereunto belonging be sold by my said Exors. for the use of my three children and the money arising by the Sale thereof to be Equally divided amongst them.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto Set my hand and seal this Sixteenth Day of October, 1734 .

Jno. Bapta. Ashe. (Seal)

Signed & Sealed In the Presence of, and annext: James Innes , Joseph Walters , Ed'd Smith .

North Carolina .

Before his Excelly., Gabriel Johnston, Esq. , Captain General, Governor in Chief of the Province of North Carolina , and Ordinary of the Same.

Personally came before me Michael Rutter , one of the Witnesses to the within Instrument, being the last Will and Testament of John Baptista Ashe, Esq. , who being duely sworn on the Holy Evangelists, declared that he was present and saw the said John Baptista Ashe, Esq. , Sign, Seal, publish and declare the same to be his last will; and that he was at the same time of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding, to the best of this deponents knowledge; and that he saw John Hawkins , Cornelius Dargan & Mihitobade Rutter , three other signing witnesses, present at the execution of the said Instrument and sign their names or mark thereunto.

Likewise, Personally appeared James Innis, Esq. , one of the witnesses to the Codicil annexed to the said Instrument or Last Will and Testament Afforsd, who being duely sworn on the holy Evangelists, saith, that he saw the Said John Baptista Ashe, Esq. , duely execute and publish the said Codicil as the codicil of his last Will and Testament, and that he was at the same time of sound mind and memory to the best of this deponents knowledge, and that he saw Joseph Waters and Edward Smith , the two other signing Witnesses present at the Execution of * * *

Given under my hand at Brunswick, the 15th day of November, Anno Dom., 1734 .

Gab. Johnston

November ye 30th, 1734 .

Personally appeared before me Edward Moseley , Roger Moore , Samuel & John Swann, Esqrs. , & took ye oath appointed by law to be taken by Executors.

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Source:
North Carolina Wills and Inventories. compiled by J. Bryan Grimes, North Carolina Wills and Inventories: Copied From Original and Recorded Wills and Inventories in the Office of the Secretary of State. Raleigh, NC: 1912

Moses Baros 14 Mar 1733

Will Extraction

Devisee: Mary Leson. Executor: Robert Peyton. Witnesses: William Lane, Tobe Lane, Robert Peyton, Henry Crafton and Edward Hadley, Justices of Bath Court. John Collison, Clerk of Bath Court.

North Carolina State

To the Survey General or his Deputy.

These in are the name of his Excellency the Palatine and Lord proprietors; to will and require you to survey and lay off for Mr. William Barrow 900 acres of land which is due to him for the transportation of eighteen persons whose names are underwritten, and return this warrant with the survey into the secretaries office fail not as you will answer the contrary. Given under our hands and seal of the Colony the first day of May 1701.

Henderson Walker, Samuel Swann, Francis Tomes and William Glover

(vic) by asst. James Danville:

Thomas Newman, Elizabeth Newman, Jane Newman, William Bush, Martha his wife, Martha his daughter, William Bush Jr., Sarah Bush, Elloner Bush, William Collins, Abraham Batson, Elis Batson, Rose Batson, John Hopkins, Mary Read, Hannah Morrison, Richard Morrison and Rosanna Morrison.

Know all men that I William Barrow do lay this foregoing warrant and rites upon an entry of land by me made November the 10th 1701: and also upon the land whereon I now live.

Test: Levi Truewhitt C C

Bath Co. North Carolina Record of Deeds Volume 1 1695 to 1729, p. 6, 31

 

William Barry Bath Co. 14 Dec 1721

Will Abstraction

Brothers: David Barry, Marion Barry. Executor: Thomas Morris. Witnesses: Richard Harvey, Ann Green. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.

Thomas Batters 29 Nov 1733 11 Jun 1734

Will Abstraction

Daughters: Mary and Diana Batters ("my manor plantation"). Wife and Executrix: Darkers. Witnesses: Elizabeth Coupper, Philo. Williams, Samuell Coupper. Will proven at Bath town. Justices: Robt. Peyton, Benj'n Peyton, Roger Kenyon, Edwd. Hadley. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison.

To know all men by these presents that [I George] Birkenhead and Elizabeth my wife bargain, sell and makeover unto [Francis Garganas] his heirs and executors, administrators and assigns [the] land lying and being on the east side of Creek [called Old] Creek on the north side of Pameco River, beginning at the headline of William Rive (?) deceased so runing up the said Creek, containing three hundred acres with all houses, orchards, fences, fencing stuff and all other appurtenances thereof belonging or appertaining.  Now further we the George Birkenhead and Elizabeth my wife do warrant the entry of the aforesaid land with the appurtenances aforesaid unto Francis Garganas (?) his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever, from [any] persons whatsoever, that shall or may have all or at any time hereafter they might claim, right, title or interest as witness our hands and seals.

George Birkenhead

Elizabeth Birkenhead

Test: Thomas Lepper and Nicholas Dan

Acknowledged a court held at the house of William James Nevill July the first 1701.

Vera copia per me  L. T., C C [Levi Truewhitt]

Bath Co. North Carolina record of deeds volume 1 1695 to 1729 p. 3, 11.

To the Surveyor or his Deputy

These are in the name of his Excellency ye Pallatine and Lords Pretopriston: who require you to survey and lay out for Mr. Thomas Blount, 266 acres of land for the transportation of the persons whose names are underwritten and returned this warrant with the survey into the Secretary's offense given under our hands and the seal of colony the 5th day of March AD 1697.

Thomas Harry

D. Ahehurst

Fran Gornes

Harry Walker

William Hancock, Elizabeth his wife using by Nic Crisp assignees of William Hancock and one Negro asked by David Halsey and land Negro and 66 acres of Dubai a former warrant dated the first of June 1695

June 23rd 1701

The said Thomas Blunt lying this warrant and rites upon entry  --- by hand-on May 21st --- A. D. 1701

Vera Rec'd pr me Levi Truwhitt, Co. Clerk

Bath Co. North Carolina Record of Deeds Volume 1 1695 to 1729, p. 1, 2.

Thomas Boyd Bath Co. 17 Dec 1725 - Apr 1726

Will Abstraction

Son: John. Wife: Katherine (use of plantation on Broad Creek, "where I now dwell"). Friends: Col. Edward Moseley, Robert Turner (five pounds for ring), Capt. Simon Alderson. Executors: Edward Moseley, Simon Alderson. This is a holograph will and a caveat was entered thereto by one John Bond. Several affidavits, together with portions of briefs and argument of counsel are filed with the original.

James. Brown Bath Town, Beaufort Co.

Will Abstraction

November 13, 1746.  Daughters:  Mary Brown and Ann Brown.  Wife:  Dorothy.   Executors:  Mitchell Courtanch (?), Abraham Duncan.   Witnesses:  Dan’l Bliz, Richard Bassett, and James Rigney.  No probate.

Source:  Grimes, J. Bryan.  Abstract of North Carolina Wills.  Raleigh, NC – 1910

 

John & Ellis Buntento Capt. Nicholas Thomas Jones

Court Record of Deeds

Co. of Bath, North Carolina

Know all men by these presents that I John Bunten and Ellis my wife habitants in the Co. aforesaid in the presence of North Carolina for and and consideration of 35 pounds current money paid to sell, alien, make over and deliver unto Capt. Nicholas Thomas Jones his heirs or assigns all are bright, title and interest to 640 acres of land lying and being on the west side of the creek called the old town Creek the said land lying at the mouth of the said Creek on the north side of Pamtice River according to an entry of Capt. Richardson have as appears upon record, with all houses --- that says cleared land Ward's Underwood's and all other after 10 says thereto belonging in full and ample matter foraging the said land unto the said Capt. Nicholas Thomas Jones and his heirs and assigns forever from my heirs or assigns to happen to hold the aforesaid tract of land for ever, as a witness our hands and seal this 10th day of August A D 1700.

Vera copia pr me L. [Levi] Truewhitt, Co. Clerk

The Assignment

know all men by these presents that I John Bunten and Ellis my wife to assign over all of our right title and interest of the aforesaid tract of land unto Capt. Douglas Thomas Jones to Cam and his heirs for ever as a witness our hands and seal this 29th day of October 80 1700.

John Bunten

Ellis Bunten

Test: Nicholas Draw and Charles Smith

Acknowledged at a court held at the house of Mr. James Nevills October 29

Test for me Charles Smith, Co. Clerk

hac sic vera copia pr me L. Truewhitt Clerk

Bath Co. North Carolina record of deeds volume 1 1695 to 1729 p. 1, 1. (See: 001 entry 1d)

Henry Carter Bath, Beaufort and Hyde 03 Feb 1735- 1736 09 Mar 1735

Will Abstraction

Sons: John ("plantation I now live on"), Henry, Solomon, Walter. Wife and Executrix: Margret. Executor: John Carter (son). Witnesses: Edw'd Hadley, Gilbert McNeary, Gild Silverthorn. Justices: Robt. Turner, Simon Alderson, Seth Pilkinton. Clerk of the Court: John Collison.

Robert Coleman Bath Co. 09 Jul 1721 25 Sep 1721; 29 Mar 1722

Will Abstraction

Wife and Executrix: Mary. Daughters: Elizabeth Isler, Mary White. Granddaughter: Mary Isler. Grandson: David Dupuise. Wife's son: Dennis Odier. Son-in-law and Executor: Christopher Runnills. Witnesses: Richard Cary, John Butler, Peter Green. Clerk of the Court of Isle of Wight Co., Virginia: W. Bridgers. C. Gale, C. J.

Richard Collins Bath Co. 23 Sep 1707 - Oct 1707

Will Abstraction

Legatees and devisees: Edmon Parse, Ann Nolson, John Bunting. Executor: Roger Mountery. Witnesses: Edward Pitt, Joseph Halebrook, James Peirce. Clerk of the Court: Levi Emewhitt.

Andrew Conner Bath Town 14 Jan 1754 - Mar 1754

Will Abstraction

Friends: Roger and Henry Ormond, sons of Wyriott Ormond (972 acres of land on North side of Pamplico River). Daughter: Sarah Conner. Executor: Wyriott Ormond. Witnesses: Willm. More, Will Ormond, Jas. Ellison, Thomas Williams. Clerk of Craven Co. Court: Jno. Snead.

William Daniell Bath Town, Beaufort

Co. 31 Dec 1740 - Mar 1740

Will Abstraction

Wife and Executrix: Frances. Wife's Grandson: William Daniell Penket. Witnesses: Jas. Caleps, Thomas Owen, Wm. Foreman, Roger Jones. Clerk of the Court: Roger Jones.

Thomas Davis Bath Co. 15 Feb 1711 - 1712 04 Jan 1714

Will Abstraction

Son: Phillip ("my manner plantation on Oyster Creek, West side of Pamlico River"), Thomas (land on Matchepungo River). Daughters: Sarah, Rachell, Charity and Mary Davis. Wife and Executrix: Thomeson. Witnesses: none given. No signature. Will proven by Gyles Shute and Thomasin Davis. Clerk of the Court: John Drinkwater.

John Deiptt Bath Co. 17 Jan 1723 - 1724 17 Jun 1724

Will Abstraction

Sons: Petter Deiptt (plantation in Machapongo containing two hundred acres), John (200 acres of land). Wife and Executrix: Penon. Daughter and Executrix: Ann Deiptt. Witnesses: Peter Hand, John Fonvielle. Clerk of the Court: John Cornick. Clerk of the Court at Newbern: C. Metcalfe.

Elizabeth Deneham Bath Co. 09 Jul 1716

Will Abstraction

Legatees: Ann Clewes, Elizabeth Leigh, Joseph Trewett, Elezabeth Deneham, John Leigh, John Deneham. Witnesses: Elizabeth Lee and James Lee, Junr. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Drinkwater.

Elizabeth Derham Bath Co. 17 Jul 1716

Will Abstraction

Legatees: Anne Clows, Katherine Derham, Elizabeth Leigh, Joseph Truwitt, Elizabeth Derham, Joseph Derham, John Leigh, James Leigh. Brother: John Derham. Father-in-law and Executor: James Leigh. Witnesses: names not given. Clerk of the Court: John Drinkwater. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1712- 22, page 125.

Henry Dias Beaufort Precinct (Bath Co.) 08 Dec 1737 - Mar 1737

Will Abstraction

Sons: Richard (plantation on Blounts Creek), John (land called Forke neck), Thomas (land on Wallases Creek), Henry ("plantation whereon I now live"). Daughter: Ann Dias. Wife and Executrix: Rebecca. Executor: John Pursell. Witnesses: Richard Evans, James Perdue, Mary Perkins, Clerk of the Court: Roger Jones.

John Drinkwater Bath Co. 07 Aug 1717 30 May 1718

Will Abstraction

Devisees: Phillip Shute, son of Gyles and Charity Shute (plantation containing 820 acres, lying between Mallard Creek and Goose Creek; 320 acres on South Dividing Creek; house and lot in Bath Town; money and plate on hand), Gyles Shute (wearing apparel), Charity Shute (all lands in event of death of Phillip. Executors: Gyles and Charity Shute. Witnesses: Patrick Cavan, Elizabeth Ellebar. Will proven before Chas. Eden, at Bath Town.

Abraham Duncan - Bath/Beaufort Co. - 3 Feb 1749 & Jun 1751

Will Abstraction

Wife and Executrix: Mary (land on Kenyon's Savannah; house and storehouse in Bath Town; lot No. 65 in Bath Town). Nephews: George and Abraham Duncan, sons of John Duncan of Londonderry, New England (my plantation on the South Side of Pamplico River, land on Southside of Tar River, land on Swifts Creek).

Brothers: James, William, John and Robert. Sister: Hester Cason. Witnesses: Thomas Pearson, John Simpson, Junr., James Adams, W. Ormond, Clerk of the Court: William Ormond. Coat of arms on seal.

Richard Flanakin South Dividing Creek, in Bath Co 05 Sep 1739 - Jun 1741

Will Abstraction

Sons: James ("the mannour plantation"), Thomas, Richard, William. Daughter: Leah Flanakin. Wife:Katherine. Executors: Abrm. Pritchett (brother), James Flanakin (son). Witnesses: Porter Finch, Dorothy Finch, Samuel Goodin. Clerk of Beaufort Court: Rog. Jones.

Collumb Flyn Bath Co. 22 Aug 1721 09 Sep 1737

Son and Executor: Collumb ("all my real estate"). Daughters: Mary Smith, Margaret Pritchard. Witnesses: Martin Franck, Andrew Balleau, Thos. Boyd. Will proven before Gab. Johnston at Newton.

North Carolina state to this survey or general or his deputy

These are in the name of his Excellency Palatine and the rest of the true and absolute boards proprietors to will and require you to survey and layout for William Glover five hundred and fifty acres of land which is due to him for the importation of the persons whose names are underwritten and returned this warrant with a survey into the Secretary's office.  Given under our hand and the seal of the colony the 10th day February AD 1696.

James Fenox, Robert Fenox, An Fenox, Ed Batchaler, John Willson, Ann Willson, Will Bartlett, Jonathan Willson, Thomas Bartlett, Elis. Bartlett.

[signed]  Thomas Harvey, Daniel Akehurst, George Jones, and Benjamin Walker.

Vera copia per me  L. Truewhitt CC

Bath Co. North Carolina Record of Deeds Volume 1 1695 to 1729, p. 2, 5.

Thomas Fry Bath County 18 Mar 1724- 1725 - Jan 1726

Will Abstraction

"Late of London in Great Britain, now of Bath County in N. C." Mother: Elizabeth Fry of Milton in Southton. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Witnesses: Patrick Maule, Thomas Harding, Sarah Swann, Jno. Bapta. Ashe. Clerk of the Court: Thomas Jones.

Francis Gilbert Bath County 30 Dec 1725 - Jul 1726

Will Abstraction

Sons: Francis and Henry Gilbert. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Witnesses: Wm. Sparry, Samuel Peek, William Moor. Clerk of the Court: Tho. Jones (Clerk of Beaufort and Hyde prect. court).

North Carolina State

To the Survey General or his Deputy.

These in are the name of his Excellency the Palatine and Lord proprietors; to will and require you to survey and lay off for Farnefould Green 550 acres of land which is due to the transportation of eleven persons whose names are underwritten and return this warrant with the survey into the Secretaries Office; hereof fail not as you will answer the contrary. Given under our hands and the seal of the Colony the 9th day of September 1701.

Henderson Walker, Samuel Swann, Francis Tomes and William Glover

Witness of N. Chevis

Abraham Leeds, Elizabeth Leeds, Elizabeth Leeds Jr., Sarah Leeds, Martha Leeds, Nathaniel Hall, Mary Garrett, Jane Leeds, William Hosea, John Grimes and William Leeds.

Know all me that I Farnefould Green do lay six of the fore mentioned rites upon the land I now an settled upon and the other five I do lay upon an entry made by Sonn Thomas November the 17th 1701.

Test Levi Truewhitt C C

Recorded the 9th February 1701/2

Bath Co. North Carolina record of deeds volume 1 1695 to 1729, p. 6, 28.

Gamefould Green doth give, sell, alien, makeover unto James Hogg a fourth part of an entry of land by him made the second of April 1698 with all and singular its rights, members, jurisdictions and appurtenances together with all woods, underwoods ways, profits and commodities whatsoever unto the James Hogg aforesaid has also by agreement and divide these presents agreed and bargain a pine tree standing and growing by the door --- marked with these marks shall be the dividing tree between the land of aforesaid Farnefould Green and the land of the said James Hogg and further the said Thomas Lepper Esquire and the aforesaid Farnefould Green the said tract of land unto to aforesaid James Hogg against all people, shall and will warrant, acquit and forever defendant, and divide these presents acquit exonerate and forever clear all right title, interest and property unto the aforesaid tract of land bounded as afore specified, as witness our hands and seal this first day of July AD 1701.

Thomas Lepper

Gamefould Green

test: Nicholas Daw

William Barrow

Vera Recorded per me Levi Truewhitt CC

Bath Co. North Carolina record of deeds volume 1 1695 to 1729 p. 3 13.

Susannah Green "Bath County, in Craven Precinct." 29 Jun 1732 17 Sep 1735

Will

Son: John Biggs. Granddaughter: Mary Biggs. Executors: John Biggs and Robert Bond. Witnesses: William Bright, Robert Bond. Clerk of the Court: Caleb Metcalfe.

Anthony Hatch Perquimans Precinct 01 Aug 1726 18 Nov 1726

Will

Sons: Edmund and Lamb (lands lying in Neuse in the County of Bath), Anthony ("my plantation). Lands in Alligator held in common with George Durant (brother-in-law) ordered sold. Wife and Executrix: Elisabeth. Daughter: Elisabeth Hatch. Executors: Richd. Whidby and George Durant (brothers-in-law). Witnesses: J. Sweeny, Thomas Penrice, John Stevens, Parthenia Stevens. Proven before Richard Everard

Benedictus Hausington Bath County 16 Nov 1729 16 Dec 1730

Will

Daughters: Cattern, Elisebeth, Dinah, Mary, Sarah. Wife and Executrix: Dinah. Witnesses: Robert Bond, Anne Norwood.

George Hill Bath County 17 Apr 1722 30 Mar 1723

Will

Sons: John, George, Harman, Wife and Executrix: Mary. Daughter: Rachel. Executors: John and George Hill. Witnesses: Thomas Goodin, John Leath, John Procter. Clerk: John Cornick.

John Hill Bath County 27 Mar 1731 - Sep 1731

Will

Sons: Joshua, John. Friend: Thomas Tison. Executors: Wife (not named) and Edmund Pears. Witnesses: Thomas Tison, Harman Hill, William Nichols. Clerk of the Court: Fre. Goolde.

Samel Hilory Bath County 20 Mar 1712-1713

Will

Executor and sole legatee: Samuel Woodard. Witnesses: Ellicksander Oliver, Henerrey Turner. No probate.

Joseph Holbrook (or Holebrough) Bath County and "Pamlicoth Precinct." 18 Oct 1711

Will

Legatees: Alexander and Elizabeth Avera, Swan Swanson. Brother and Executor: John Holebrough. Witnesses: Daniel Hallsey, James Leig. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1712-1722, page 16.

Daniel Huckins Bath County 26 Mar 1733 - Jun 1733

Will

Sons and Executors: Solomon and Vallinty. Wife and Executrix: Ann. Witnesses: John Jacob Honor, Richard Scott. Clerk of the Court of Craven County: Caleb Metcalfe.

Isaac Jackson Bath County 07 Sep 1716 02 Apr 1718

Will

Son: Thomas ("my plantation"). Daughters: Elizabeth Chester, Rachell Adams, Margrit. Friend: John Jordan. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Witnesses: John Jordan, Tho. Morris, Elizabeth Morris. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Drinkwater.

John Jackson Bath County 30 Jul 1728 - Mar 1728

Will

Legatees: John Chester (Executor), Edward Poyner (Executor), Nicholass Smith, Elizabeth Chester, William Whitford. Witnesses: Nicholas Smith, William Whitford, Jean Smith. Clerk of the Court: John Mattocke.

Lewis Johnson Bath County 09 Oct 1711

Will

Sons: Richard and William. Executor: Farnifold Green. Witnesses: Christopher Dauson, George Grave, Elizabeth Hog. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1712-1722, page 53.

Sarah Jones Bath County - May 1722

Will

Daughters: Moning Mitem, Charity Shute, Elizabeth Carney, Mary Smith (Executrix). Grandson: James Smith. Witnesses: Francis Delamare, John Martin, Thomas Davis. No probate.

John Keel Bath County 18 Nov 1736

Will

Legatees: John Mainner, William Mainner (sons of Wm. and Sarah Mainner). Brother and Executor: Nathaniel Keel. Witnesses: Job Brooks, William Mainner. No probate.

John Kent Bath County 28 Sep 1719

Will

Wife and Executrix: Mary. Executor: Richard Harvey. Witnesses: Anthony Markham, John McKeel and John Harvey. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1712-1722, page 219.

Tobias Knight Bath County 11 Jun 1719 - Jul 1719

Will

Wife and Executrix: Catherine. All lands, etc., conveyed to wife and daughter-in-law: Elizabeth Glover. Witnesses: Jno. Halton, Edwd. Chamberlayne, Peter Hand. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Halton.

John Lawson Bath County 12 Aug 1708

Will

"To my dearly beloved Hannah Smith the house I now live in * * * *." "Remainder of my estate real and personal to my daughter, Isabella, of Bath County, * * * * *." Property to be divided among daughter, Isabella, and any other child or children of her mother, Hannah Smith, "by me." Executrix: Hannah Smith. Witnesses: Richard Smith and James Leigh. Original missing. Recorded in Will Book 1712-1722, page 39.

James Leigh Bath County 23 Sep 1728 - Oct 1728

Will

Sons: James ("part of the tract of land I now live on"), John (land called the Accomack Entry), Lyonall (land adjoining the Accomack Entry). Daughters: Sarah Leigh, Patience Purser, Elizabeth Underwood and Milly Durham. Wife: Ann. Grandson: Peter Leigh. Executors: James and John Leigh (sons). Trustee: Robert Rurner. Witnesses: Robert Peyton, Robert Peyton, Benja. Peyton. Clerk of the Court: John Mattocke.

Know all men by these presence I Thomas Lepper of Pamteco Co. of Bath, Esquire for and in a nullable consideration before the sealing and delivery of these presents in hand received, have forever given, granted, aliened, bargained, sould, --- and confirmed and do by these presents fully clearly and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, enfeoff, alien and confirm unto William Handcock of the Co. aforesaid Esquire, his heirs and executors, administrators and assigns forever , Part of an entry of land by me made the 11th of February 1697/8 as appears upon record and which I am now in full possession of with all and singular, its rights, members and jurisdictions and appurtenances, together with all fielding, pastures, woods, underwoods, ways, profits, commodities, hereditaments, and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises belonging, or in any wise appertaining with all and singular, lying as bound by  agreement, interest the aforesaid Thomas Lepper, Esquire, and William Handcock, Esquire, aforesaid with a hickory tree marked with four marks beginning at the said tree and so running down the river appertains unto the said William Handcock Esquire, and further I the said Thomas Lepper Esquire the said tract of land unto the said William Hancock against all --- shall and will warrant acquit  forever and do . . . see folio 23. for balance of the above.

[note that I find no document #23, ND]

Bath Co. North Carolina record of deeds volume 1 1695 to 1729 p. 4, 24.

Know all men by these presence I Thomas Lepper of  Pamteco in the Co. of Bath as Attorney unto William Duckingfield Esquire in the Precinct of Chowan, for a nullable consideration in hand already received and paid wherewith I acknowledge myself to be fully satisfied and paid, have bargained, alienate, bargained, alienated and sould, and do by these presents fully, clearly, and absolutely alienate, bargain and sell unto Mr. Nicholas Tylor of the Co. aforesaid all my right, title, interest, and property of six hundred and forty acres of land lying and being over against the house of the aforesaid Nicholas Tylor upon the west side of Tony Calin Creek, as appears by entry upon record, together with all woods, underwoods, fences, clear lands, marshes, profits, commodities and advantages, with all other appurtenances, whatsoever unto the said land belonging or appertaining, further I the said Thomas Lepper Esquire as an Attorney until William Dickingfield Esquire of the Precinct of Chowan aforesaid shall and will forever warrant, acquit and defend my right, title, interest and property unto the said land, appertaining or belonging against all profit that shall --- any claim or right thereunto, and do by these presents acquit, exonerate and release, alienate and assign my right, title, interest, and property that me my heirs executors, administrators or assigns shall or may forever have unto the said tract of land unto the above said Nicholas Tylor him his heirs executors administrators or assigns forever, as witness my hand and seal the 7 day October in the year of our Lord 1701.

Thomas Lepper

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us:

Test: William Barrow

Levi Turewhitt

Acknowledged at the house of Mr. James Nevill Oct. 7th.

Vera copy per me Levi Turewhitt.

Bath Co. North Carolina record of deeds volume 1 1695 to 1729 p. 4, 25.

Thomas Lepper Bath County, in Craven Precinct 23 Oct 1715 22 Jul 1719

Will Abstraction

Legatees: Anne and Katherine Nuss. Wife and Executrix: Anne. Executors: Daniel McFarlane and Richard Graves. Witnesses: John Nelson, Elizabeth Ferguson, Mary Jones and Mary Riding. Clerk of the Court: C. Metcalfe.

Know all men by these presence I Thomas Lepper of ______ Co. of Bath, Esquire for and in a considerable consideration before the sealing and delivery of these presents in hand received, have forever given, granted, aliened, bargained, sould, --- and confirmed and do by these presents fully clearly and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, enfeoff, alien and confirm unto William Handcock of the Co. aforesaid Esquire, his heirs and executors, administrators and assigns forever

Bath Co. North Carolina record of deeds volume 1, 1695 to 1729, p. 2 14.

Thomas Lepper Bath County, in Craven Precinct 23 Oct 1715 22 Jul 1719

Will Abstraction

Legatees: Anne and Katherine Nuss. Wife and Executrix: Anne. Executors: Daniel McFarlane and Richard Graves. Witnesses: John Nelson, Elizabeth Ferguson, Mary Jones and Mary Riding. Clerk of the Court: C. Metcalfe.

William Lewis Bath County 11 Dec 1731 05 Aug 1732

Will of William Lewis of Bath County

North Carolina

In the name of God amen.

The eleventh day of December in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand
seven hundred thirty one, I William Lewis of Bath County in the Province
aforesaid, Planter, being in health of body of of good and perfency
memory (illegible) but calling to mind my unc***** (illegible) in honor
of this transitory (?) life, do make and ordain this my last Will and
Testiment in manner and form follows.

That is to say:

Imprimis I commend my Soul unto the honor of God my Maker knowing
assuredly for everlasting Salvation though the merit of my God, the
Redeemer Christ Jesus, and my body may be interred in (illegible) of
Christian manner in the Earth.

Item: I will that all of such (illegible) Debtors as I owe of right or
Conscience to any person or persons whatsoever be whole and fully
compensated(?) and paid by my Executors herafter named.

Item: After my just debts are paid, I give and bequeath to my loving wife
Mary the full half part off all my Personal Estate to her and her heirs
and assigns for ever.

Item: To my Daughter Elizabeth Sinclair and to my daughter Mary Dudley
having already advance each of these I give to each one shilling.

Item: All of (illegible phrase) of my Personal Estate I give and bequeath
to be equally divided between my two sons William Lewis and Solomon Lewis
on condition that my son William pays to my daughter Magdalen Bigford the
Sum of thirty pounds to her and her heirs forever in four months after my
Decease and also on the same condition that my son Solomon so pay unto my
daughter Edy Benson or her heirs or assigns the Sum of Twenty Pounds in
four months after my decease.

Item: The Said Sum thirty pounds which my son William is to pay to my
Daughter Magdalen I so give and bequeath to her her and heirs forever.

Item: The said Sum of twenty pounds which my son Solomon is to pay my
daughter Edy I do give and bequeath to her and her heirs forever.

Item: Of this my last will and Testament I make my loving wife Mary and
my dutyful son William Lewis aforesaid my Executors and I hereby utterly
revoke and null to marks all former wills and testaments by me heretofore
make and do publish and declare this only to be my last will and testament
for witness of whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal.

William Lewis (his mark)

Signed Seal Publish and Declare in witness:
E.S. Smith
Jn Herbert
~~~~~~~

Will

Daughters: Elizabeth Sinclare, Mary Dudley, Magdalen Bigford, Edy Benson. Sons: William and Solomon. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Executor: William Lewis (son). Witnesses: Ed. Smith, John Herbert. Proven before George Burrington.

Eliezer Lillington Bath County 28 Apr 1729 - Dec 1729

Will

Wife: Elizabeth (also appointed Executrix). Witnesses: John Brock, John Clifford, Gilbert Haliday. Clerk of the Court: John Mattock. The testator bequeathed the following books: To Nathan Archbald, "one come and welcome to Jesus Christ by John Bunyan, Mr. Baxters directions of Geting and attaining peace of Conscience, Measons Hymne Book an old sermon book by several divines called the farewell sermons." To John Clifford: "Allens call to the unconverted and Lees Triumphs of Mercy with a New England Psalm Book." To Gilbert Haliday: "Mathers remarkable Providences and an English Dictionary."

Elizabeth Lillington Bath County 08 Jul 1734

Will

Sons: Richard Barrow, Joseph Barrow, James Barrow, William, John and Samuel Barrow (1 shilling each). Daughters: Mary Barrow and Sarah Harris. Executors: Richard and Joseph Barrow (sons). Witnesses: Deliverance Lathan, Eleanor Howard, Robert Howard. Clerk of Hyde County Court: Wm. Barrow. Five negro slaves are bequeathed.

William Linton Bath County 12 Jan 1725-1726 20 Jun 1727

Will

Wife and Executrix: Margaret. Sons and Daughters: mentioned, but not named. Witnesses: Robert Watson, Francis Hill. Executor: Thomas Mistres. Clerk of the Court: Caleb Metcalfe.

Leonard Loftin Craven Precinct, Bath County 11 Apr 1720 21 Jun 1721

Will

Sons: Cornelius (220 acres of land where "he now lives"), Leonard ("plantation I now live on"), Benoniea. Daughters: Percelly, Jane and Joyce. Executors: Cornelius and Leonard Loftin (sons). Witnesses: Wm. Handcock, Ann Metcalfe, Caleb Metcalfe. Clerk of the Court: Caleb Metcalfe.

John Luarton 28 Aug 1722 - Jul 1723

Will

Bath Town Creek. Wife and Executrix: Anne. Witnesses: John Buck, Thos. Cooke, Eliezr. Lillington. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Bapt. Ashe.

Anthony Mackeell Bath County 28 Nov 1723 - Jan 1723-1724

Will

Parish of St. Thomas. Sons: Anthony (1 shilling), Thomas (plantation), John (plantation), Joseph (plantation). Daughters: Ann and Sarah Mackeell. Wife and Executrix: Rabackey. Witnesses: William Price, John South, Philip Baynard. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Bapt. Ashe.

July the 1st A D 1701

Richard Mallines records for his daughter Mary Mallines three cows and calves and all their increased one called pretty maid one called god look and one called daray.

Vera recorded per me L. Truewhitt, CC

Source: Bath Co. North Carolina Record of Deeds Volume 1 1695 to 1729, p. 2, #4.

Elizabeth Marston Bath County 02 Jan 1732 11 Sep 1733

Will

Daughters: Mary, Ann and Mourning Marston. Executors: Ann and Mourning Marston. Witnesses: Jno. Collison, James Adams, Roger Jones. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison. Justices of Beaufort and Hyde Precincts: Robert Turner, Benj. Peyton, Henery Cropton.

Joel Martin Bath County 24 Oct 1715 03 Jul 1716

Will

Sons: John (land on Matchapungo Creek), William (land in Newport Sound). Daughters: Ann Martin (320 acres of land), Elizabeth Penny, Mary Woodard, Frances Jarvis. Son-in-law: John Penny. Executors: Elizabeth Penny, John Porter. Witnesses: John Deon, Henry Smith, Jno. Drinkwater. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Drinkwater.

William Martin Hyde County 12 Nov 1744 04 Dec 1744

Will

Daughter: Elizabeth Martin. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Executors: Daniel Blin (merchant in Bath) and Alexander Foreman. Other legatees: Edne and Richard Martin. Witnesses: Jos. Tart, Jos. Hollowell, Thomas Partree. Clerk of the Court: Thos. Loack.

John Mattocke Bath County 12 Oct 1732 04 Sep 1733

Will

Daughters: Ann and Elizabeth Mattocke. Wife: Mary. No executor named. Witnesses: Ben Wheatley, Wm. Owen. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison.

Patrick Maule Bath County 19 Apr 1736

Will

Beaufort Precinct. Wife: Elizabeth (five negroes "to be delivered after the tar kilns are off and the crop finished"; also plantation at Rumney Marsh with a dwelling house to be built "twenty foot long and sixteen foot wide"). Son: John (five negroes, lands at Smiths Point and Blunts Creek and lot in Bath town). Daughters: Sarah (five negroes and land at Tranters Creek), Barbara (four negroes and the land on Matchapungo Swamp), Mary (four negroes and lands on north dividing and Jacks Creeks). Guardians for children: John and William Gray. Executors: John and William Gray, John Caldom and Robert Boyd. Witnesses: Bart. Fleming, Elizabeth Montgomery, Nehemiah Monk. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison. Letters issued June, 1736. Probate not dated.

Rebecca McKeel Bath County 07 May 1729 - Dec 1729

Will

Sons: Anthony, Thomas, Joseph and John. Executor: John Barrow. Witnesses: Rich'd Harvey, Lam'll Harvey, Peter McDoule (McDowell). Clerk of the Court: John Mattocke.

George Mets Bath County, Craven Precinct 15 Sep 1727 19 Sep 1727

Will

Son: George. Daughter: Anne Curtisse Mets. Wife: Susannah. Executors: Adam Moore and Mathias Rissonover. Witnesses: Joshua Platt, Peter Ballard. Clerk of the Court: C. Metcalfe.

On January 2, 1704/05, Roger Montague, a planter of what was then Bath Co., conveyed a deed to Richard Silvester for an unspecified amount of land by the Matchapongo River in what was called King Charles' Town.

Source: 1700-1706 Deed Book of Beaufort Co., cited by Journal of North Carolina

Genealogy; XII, 3; Fall, 1966.


Richard Silvester: His will was recorded at Bath in 1729. The original is in the state archives at Raleigh.

Source: North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900; Rev. Thornton W. Mitchell;

Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, 1992.\

Richard Wm. Silvester was witness to the will of Henry Slade, Jr. in Bath Co., October 27, 1718. Slade had
children on a plantation in Virginia.

Source: Colonists of Carolina in the Lineage of Honorable W.D. Humphrey; by Abee; 1938.

George Montgomery Bath County 19 Jan 1722- 1723 02 Jul 1723

Will

Daughter: Elizabeth. Other legatees: James, Josias and George Montgomery. Executor: Robt. Turner. Witnesses: Joseph English, Edwd. Dodd, Jno. Brook. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Baptiste Ashe

William Noble Bath County 22 Oct 1723 - Jun 1724

Will

Sons: Samuel and William (land to be divided between them), Joseph (land on White Oak River), James. Daughter: Hanah Noble. Wife and Executrix: Elisabeth. Witnesses: Robert Smith, John Starkey, Thomas Holston. Clerk of the Court: John Baptiste Ashe.

Isaac Ottwell Bath County 28 Oct 1732

Will

Town Creek. Daughters: Elizabeth and Mary Ottwell. Friends: Edward Salter and John Odeon. Witnesses: Patrick Maule, Abraham Adams, Roger Jones, Ann Warren. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison.

Robert Peyton Bath County 08 Jan 1733 10 Sep 1754

Will

Sons: Thomas, Robert, William (lands up Derhams Creek), Ambrose. To each of sons is given a plantation. Daughters: Sarah Peyton, Dorothy Porter. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Thomas Gains, Elizabeth Bell, Bryant Kelly, Solomon Robson. Clerk of the Court: John Snead.

Joshua Porter Bath County 17 Jan 1733 14 Sep 1734

Will

Son: John Peyton Porter (land "whereon I now live on Derhams Creek"). Daughter: Elizabeth (1,000 acres of land on Derhams Creek, together with negro slaves). Cousin: John Fry. Other legatees: Ann Lillington and Elizabeth Fry (cousins of testator), William Trippe, Philip Cremer. Wife: Dorothy. Executors: Edmund Porter (brother), Patrick Maule and Seth Pilkington (brothers-in-law), Edward Moseley and John Trippe. Witnesses: Churchill Reading, John Caldom, William Whitford. Proven before George Burrington. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1722-1735, page 329.

Price, Peter. Beaufort County

February 3, 1734-35.  March 11, 1735.  Legatees:  Martha Dickinson, Elizabeth, Alin, John, Sarah, Martha, Mary and Ezekial Dickinson, James McKeel, Francis Knight (Executrix).  Witnesses:  Bar. Fleming, Thos. Lewis, Sarah Lewis.  Clerk of the Court:  John Collison.

Source:  Grimes, J. Bryan.  Abstract of North Carolina Wills.  Raleigh, NC – 1910.  Page 301.

Will Abstract

David Purkens Bath County 26 Apr 1733 15 Mar 1734

Will

Sons: James, Jonathan. Daughters: Elisabeth Worley, Mary Puttnell, Affereca Harvey, Ann Jones, Rebeckah and Sarah Purkens. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Simon Alderson, Joel Martin, James Pirkins. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison

Robert Purser Bath County 10 May 1733 11 Sep 1733

Will

Sons: Richard ("plantation I now live on called Ecrepint," on South Dividing Creek), James and Benjamin. Daughter: Mary Purser. Executors: William Daw and Jacob Pritchett. Witnesses: John Lee, Jacob Pritchett, Humphry Hawkins. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison

The "Princes Ann"

Know all men by these presents that I John Ratcliff of Boston in New England merriman have bargained and lawfully sold into Ed Musson of Comstock in North Carolina one boat seventeen foot or there about by the keel with all appurtenances theirwrite belonging with her against tackling signing sailes and --- absolutely and freely from any, right heirs and assigns into Ed Musson in plain and opened maskett in person of one of his Majesty's Justices of the peace of this Co. without any action  --- or any mental reservation and also for a valuable consideration to me the said Ratcliff from the said Musson on hand already received and all the aforesaid premises firmly and absolutely confessed as the law of --- allowed in said cases have provided, as witness my hand seal this 4th day of October 1699.

Signed: John Ratcliff

Test: Richard R. Jones

Evan Jones

Versa copia per me Levi Truewhitt cc

Bath Co. North Carolina record of deeds volume 1 1695 to 1729 p. 3, 12.

Churchill Reading Bath County 19 Sep 1734 14 Feb 1734

Will

Nephews: Churchill Caldom, John and Jacob Blount. Brother-in-law: John Caldom. Wife and Executrix: Martha (four negroes). Executors: Robert West, Thomas Worsley and John Caldom. Witnesses: Edw. Travis, Harman Hill and Edward Salter. Proven before Gab. Johnston.

Lionel Reading Bath County 12 Jul 1708 18 Feb 1725

Will

Sons: Nathaniel, Churchill. Daughters: Sarah Dupuis and Mary Reading, Ann Reading. Negroes bequeathed to sons and daughters. Wife: not named. Executors: Davis Dupuis and Humphrey Legg. Witnesses: James Leigh, Henry Brook, John Lawson. Proven before Richd. Everard.

John Riussett 11 Oct 1737 17 Jan 1737

Will

Bath Town. "Late of the city of London." Sons: John and David Riussett. Executors: John Montgomery, Thomas Jones and Peter Randon. Witnesses: John Garzia, Peter Randon. Proven before W. Smith, C. J.

Peter Riussett Bath County 14 Jan 1734 21 Feb 1734

Will

Nieces: Ann Galaber, Jane Caila, Mary Covee. Nephew: Petter Randown. Son: John Bell. Brother: John Riussett. Executors: Edward Salter and Oliver Blackburn. Other legatee: Church of Bath. Witnesses: Oliver Blackburn, Peter Randon, Mathias Collier. Proven before Gab. Johnston.

James Robins 27 Nov 1725 11 Jan 1725

Will

Bath Town. Brother: Frances Robins (one saddle horse). Wife and Executrix: Margaret. Executor: Thomas Boyd. Witnesses: Charles Holyday, Richard French, Wm. Sparry. Proven before Richard Everard.

Joseph Rodgers Bath County 02 Jan 1704-1705

Will

Granddaughters: Elizabeth Dearam, Lydia Cockerum. Grandsons: Joseph Cockerum and Charles Hopton. Indian slave freed. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Henery Lockey, John Procter. Clerk of the Court: Levi Truewhitt.

Edward Salter Bath County 06 Jan 1734 05 Feb 1734

Will

Son: Edward. Daughters: Sarah, Mary and Susannah. Sons-in-law: Miles Harvey and John Harvey. Wife: Elizabeth. Following lands devised: 306 acres on south side of Pamlico River called Mount Colvert; land purchased of John Swann; lands on Bear Creek, Pamlico River and the Beaver Dam of Grays Creek, "whereon John Arrington now dwells." About 25 negroes, one periauger, one brigantine named The Happy Luke, one pair silver spurs, Richard Bloom's History of the Bible and other books "of Divinity, Law and History," large China Punch bowl bequeathed. Brigantine ordered laden with tar and sent to Boston, there to be sold and proceeds invested in young negroes; provision is made for insurance of said vessel with Jacob Windall & Co., in the sum of 1,200 pounds. Daughter, Sarah, is left in care of Mrs. Sarah Porter of Cape Fear. Provision is made for education of son "to make him a compleat merchant." Executors: Edward Moseley, John Odeon, John Caldam, Thomas Bonner, William Willis, William Adams. Proven before Gab. Johnston. Coat of arms on seal. Witnesses: Walley Chauncey, Benjamin Rigney, Walter Dixson, Roger Jones.

John Shaver Bath County 25 Oct 1730 - Dec 1730

Will

Friends and Executors: John Thomas, Thomas Blake, Thomas Flibus and Nicholas Routledge. Witnesses: Jacob Hoover, R. Atkins. Clerk of the Court: C. Metcalfe.

Gyles Shute Bath County 11 Feb 1729-1730 - Jun 1730

Will

Sons: Philip, Samuel ("plantation I now live on lying on the Mouth of Towne Creek"), Joseph. Daughter: Penelope Shute (gold ring). Wife and Executrix: Charity. Witnesses: Isaac Ottiwell, John Mattocke, John Lawson. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Mattocke. Device of some description on seal.

Richard Silvester: His will was recorded at Bath in 1729. The original is in the state archives at Raleigh.

Source: North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900; Rev. Thornton W. Mitchell;

Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, 1992.\

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Richard Wm. Silvester was witness to the will of Henry Slade, Jr. in Bath Co., October 27, 1718. Slade had
children on a plantation in Virginia.

Source: Colonists of Carolina in the Lineage of Honorable W.D. Humphrey; by Abee; 1938.

Ann Smithwick Bath Precinct 05 Nov 1711

Will

Executors and legatees: Brothers and sisters, not named. Witnesses: Charles Hopton, --- Gatling. No probate.

John Stafford Bath County 15 May 1733 - Mar 1735

Will

Sons: William (plantation on South side of Broad Creek), John ("my plantation I now dwell on"), Joshua (180 acres land), Edward (land on Creek Swamp), Thomas (land on Broad Creek). Daughter: Dinah Stafford. Executor: John Stafford (son). Witnesses: Mary, Darkis and Thomas Batters. Clerk of the Court: John Collison.

James Stevens Bath County 05 Sep 1739 15 Nov 1739

Will

Wife and Executrix: Jenet. Witnesses: Richard Cheek, John Quin, James Cheek. Proven before Gab. Johnston.

William Stubbs 08 Dec 1756 - Jun 1757

Will

Bath Town. Son: William. Daughter: Margaret. Wife and Executrix: Jane. Witnesses: John Aldorson, Samuel Thomson, Peter Caila. Clerk of the Court: Walley Chauncey.

Know all men by these presents that James Thirell of the Co. of Bath, renter and Anie his wife , for and in consideration of five pounds to them in hand paid, by William Barrow of the Co. aforesaid the receipt whereof they hereby acknowledge; have therefore and do by these presents bargain, sell assign over all their right, title, and interest of a certain tract of land containing three hundred acres be the same more or less lying and being on the one side of the old town creek, being bounded with a creek called James Hogg Creek on the one side, with a line of marked trees on the other side which divides the same from William Preset; land which is now in the occupation of said William Barrow and all the privileges advantages and appurtenances to the same belonging and all the right title and interest to an entry of land there made by Richard Smith and assigned by him to the said Anie then called Anie Williamson and to hold the same to the said William Barrow, his heirs or assigns forever and the said James Thirell and Anie his wife for themselves their heirs and assigns do covenant to and with the said  . . . [not readable]

Bath Co. North Carolina record of deeds volume 1 1695 to 1729, p. 6 & 27

Francis Thoragood Bath County - Jun 1714 - Apr 1716

Will

Sons: Francis, Adam and Earley. Daughters: Sarah and Ann Thoragood. Wife and Executrix: Ann. Witnesses: Joseph Fulford and Robert Turner. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Drinkwater.

Samuel Tison Bath County 01 May 1736 16 Sep 1736

Will

Buford Parish. Son: Mager. Daughter: Sarah Tison ("all cattle marked with smooth crop on ye right ear and half flower deluse on ye under side of ye left ear"). Wife and Executrix: Margera. Executors: Cornelius and Thomas Tison. Witnesses: Jno. Hardee, Edmd. Tison, Jno. King. Provision is made for land on Horn Creek or Little Contentnea to be patented for son Mager, and to daughter Sarah is devised land on Swift Creek. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison.

Mathias Tisson Bath County 05 Apr 1710

Will

Sons: John, Edward, Edmond, Thomas, Samuel (land on Slaids Creek), Mathyas. Daughter: Susanna. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Benjamin Sanderson, Benjamin Slade, Charles Smith. No probate.

John Tranter Bath County 15 Dec 1723

Will

Wife and Executrix: Anne. Other legatees: Henry and Robert Whithurst, Samuel, William and Elinor Whithurst. Witnesses: Thomas Mount, J. Bapta. Ashe. No probate.

Thomas Tyler Bath County 05 Jun 1722 - Jul 1722

Will

Executor and sole legatee: John Jordan. Witnesses: Thomas McKenny and David Blair. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster

Thomas Unday Bath County 13 Oct 1722 - Jul 1725

Will

Wife and Executrix: Martha (houses and lot in Bath town). Witnesses: Robert Forrester, James Robins, Ralph Seymour. Clerk of the Court: John Swann.

John Van Pelt 22 Nov 1734 17 Jun 1748

Will

City of New York, Mariner. Sons: John (land in Bertie known as John Swann's plantation), Daniel, (land in Bertie known as Chinckapin Neck and John Wilson's plantation). Daughters: Mary and Elslie (five lots in Bath Town). Wife: Mary. Executor: John Van Pelt (son). Witnesses: Andrew Moor, John Pratt, Henry Demeyer. Proven before Gab. Johnston.

London Walston Bath County 26 May 1728 - Apr 1728

Will

Devisees: Thomas Batters (Executor), Mary Batters, daughter of Thomas (land on "Papleco River" adjoining Blunts Town). Witnesses: James Backalder, Thomas Rigne, Mary Cording. Clerk of the Court: Thomas Jones.

Henry Warren Matchepungo Creek, in Bath County 15 Feb 1716 02 Apr 1717

Will

Son: Abraham (lands). Daughters: Mary, Elizabeth and Ann (cattle to each). Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Executor: John Porter, of Bath. Witnesses: John Martin, William Harris, Gi. Halliday. Codicil of even date and witnessed by same persons bequeaths negro to son, Abraham. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Drinkwater.

John Waxdale Bath County 12 Nov 1733 - Dec 1734

Will

Trent River. Son: John. Wife and Executrix: Walpolia. Witnesses: David Dupuis, William Dupuis, John Simons, John Parker, James Clement. Clerk of the Court: Caleb Metcalfe

Henderson Walker
Sanwell Swain
Francis Tomes
William Glover
Thomas Pollock


John White Sr., John White Jr., Sarah White, George White, Francis White, Mary White, Anne White, Luck White, Francis White, Media White __ Stephen's, Charles Reed, Mary Reed, Rod Taylor, T. Nash, Prudence Nash, Sampson Starborough, __ Goodwin, Jenkins Jones, Jenkins Sorman, __Griffin, Isaac Jormigan.


Assigned to N. Chiven
I do assign over this warrant and rites to Mr. Edmond Peirt with warranty: witness my hand October the 18th 1701: Na Chevin
Know all men that I Edmond Peirt do lay the forgoing warrant and 12 rites unto my assigned by N. Chevin upon the land I now am in possession of. February the 9th 170 1/2

 

These are in the name of his Excellency the Palatine and --- of the true and absolute Lord proprietors; to will and require you to survey and layout for John White 1200 acres of land which is due to him for the transportation of twenty four persons; whose names are underwritten and return this warrant with the survey and to the Secretary's office sale bought as you will answer the contrary. Given under our hands and seals of the colony.

 

Bath County North Carolina Record of Deeds Volume 1 1695 to 1729, p. 5, 26.
Test Levi Truewhitt C C xx These are in the name of his Excellency the Palatine and --- of the true and absolute Lord proprietors; to will and require you to survey and layout for John White 1200 acres of land which is due to him for the transportation of twenty four persons; whose names are underwritten and return this warrant with the survey and to the Secretary's office sale bought as you will answer the contrary. Given under our hands and seals of the colony.

 

Henderson Walker...Sanwell Swain...Francis Tomas...William Glover...Thomas Pollock
John White Sr., John White Jr., Sarah White, George White, Francis White, Mary White Anne White, Luck White, Francis White, Media White___
Stephen's, Charles Reed, Mary Reed, Rod Taylor, T. Nash, Prudence Nash, Sampson Starborough, __ Goodwin, Jenkins Jones, Jenkins Sorman, __Griffin, Isaac Jormigan. Assigned to N. Chiven

 

I do assign over this warrant and rites to Mr. Edmond Peirt with warranty witness my hand October the 18th 1701: N. Chevin
Know all men that I Edmond Peirt do lay the forgoing warrant and 12 rites unto my assigned by N. Chevin upon the land I now am in possession of February the 9th 170 1/2.

 

Test Levi Truewhitt C C.


Bath Co. North Carolina Record of Deeds Volume 1 1695 to 1729, p. 5, 26.

Richard Winfeld 03 Apr 1733 12 Sep 1733

Will

Daughter: Abigall, Susana, Elisabeth, Mary, Anne, Prudence. Sons: Robert and John. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Robert Spring, William Gray, Jonas Winfield. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison. Justices of the Court at Bath Town: Robert Turner, Benjamin Peyton, Henry Cropton.

Joseph Winter Bath County 01 Dec 1735 12 Dec 1735

Will

Executrix and sole legatee: Margrett Pendergest. Witnesses: Richd. Rigby, Robert Conlahane, Margrett Rigby. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison.

John Woodard Bath County 21 Nov 1734

Will

St. Thomas Parish. Sons: Henry (land "adjoining the school house"), John ("manner plantation"). Daughter: Mary Woodard (plantation on Pamplyco River). Brother: Joel Woodard. Other legatee: Elizabeth Cortney. Executors: William Martin and Henry Lucas. Witnesses: Robert Sheard, Henry Odom, Elizabeth Cortney. Overseers: Edward Salter and John Odom. No probate.

Thomas Worsley Bath County 18 Jan 1737 - Mar 1737

Will

Sons: Thomas (lands on Swift Creek), Joseph (lands on Swift Creek), John (lands on Bear Creek). Negroes divided between sons. Cousin: Richard Clemens. Wife: Sarah. Executors: John Hodgson, Thomas and Joseph Blount. Witnesses: R. Everard, Philip Williams, John Caldom. Clerk of the Court: Roger Jones. Impression of lion rampant on seal.

 
Contributors

Deed Contributors

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Richard Montague to Richard Sylvester 1704 contributed by Tony Sylvester. (TS)

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Will Contributors

William Lewis, 11 Dec 1731 contributed by Virginia Crilley in Dec. of 2002. (VC)

James Brown, 13 Nov 1736 contributed by Ron Dailey in 2006. (RD)

Peter Price, 3 Feb 1734 contributed by Ron Dailey in 2006. (RD)

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