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Source: Duplin Court Minutes Written: July 20, 1791 JULY 20, 1791 Court met at 9:00 a. m. Present: Worshipfuls WILLIAM BECK, THEOPHILUS WILLIAMS, THOMAS JAMES, ESQS Granted Adm'n to DANIEL CLARK on Estate of JOHN CLARK, dec'd; he gave bond of 2,000 pounds, took Oath of Adm'n. Inventory of Estate of JOHN CLARK, dec'd, exhibited by adm'r & ordered filed. Appointed WILLIAM SOUTHERLAND a Constable for ensuing year; he gave bond and qualified. As at July Termy BETSEY SMITH, then about 10, was bound apprentice to JOHN CARLETON till she attain age 18 & said JOHN CARLETON being since dead, ordered said BETSEY SMITH continue by same Indentures apprentices to ELISABETH CARLETON, widow and Adm'r of said JOHN CARLETON. THOMAS ROUTLEDGE, SHADRACK STALLINGS & THOMAS JAMES, a Committee last Term to divide estate of OWEN KENAN, dec'd rendered their report in writing: They find in hands of BENJAMIN LEDDEN, Adm'r in right of his wife, 4 Negroes: BETTY valued at 110-0-0 CLARINDA valued at 110-0-0 EMANUEL valued at 90-0-0 SATIRA valued at 50-0-0 _________ 360-0-0 pounds Also in the account of sales we find 42-18-4 pounds. MRS. LEDDENS share of above sale to be 14-6-1 pounds which leaves a balance due the children of 28- 12-3 pounds. It appears to the Committee that MR. LEDDEN has paid MR. KINNEAR his share of the vendue money being 6-15-l6 pounds & also paying MRS. LEDDEEN 1-10-0 pounds which appears to be due her at the last division, we find a balance of 20-7-1 pounds due the three children -- CATHERINE, OWEN & WILLIE, 3/4 each share. CATHARIN KENAN'S Guardian chooses for her the Negro girl CLARINA, valued at 110 pounds. We then find that there remains 17-11-11 3/4 due CATHARIN which MR. LEDDEN has settled with her Guardian. Then there will remain in MR. LEDDENS possession the other 3 Negroes & a balance of 5-3-11 1/2 due to the other 2 children, OWEN & WILLIE. Court concurred & Ordered recorded and filed. WILLIAM DICKSON, SAMUEL HOUSTON, THOMAS HOOKS, DAVID MURDOCK & JOSEPH DICKSON, being a Committee to divide the lands of JOSEPH GRIMES, dec'd, between the several Claimants of said dec'd agreeable to the vallue thereof, have rendered their report in writing as follows: Lott #1 to JOHN GRIMES including the Gavin Plantation & the old Mill, etc. Small piney woods Patent Part of back woods Patent joining 180 acres 43 acres 70 acres _______ 293 acres This Lott to pay #2 10 pounds to Lott #3 20 pounds, that is to say to Lott #2 two years after date with one year's interest & to Lott #4 one year after date & no interest. Lott #2 to JAMES GRIMES including the 166 acres forks of Mill branch & the Indian Old Field 76 acres part of piney woods survey back of it 60 acres part Swamp survey above mouth of Maple __________ 302 acres This Lott to receive from Lott #1 10 pouns two years after this date with interest. Lott #3 to JOSEPH GRIMES, including land between the Mill & Manor Plantation & running back 200 acres Part of Piney Woods survey back of it 52 acres Part of Swamp survey in front of it 100 acres ________ 352 acres This Lott to receive from Lott #1 20 pounds one year after this date Lott # 4 to THOMAS GRIMES, including Manor Plantation 235 acres Part of first Swamp survey 190 acres Part of second Swamp survey 200 acres One piece of land on Hall's Marsh 100 acres _________ 725 acres In this Lott is considered the Widow's Dower, exclusive of the 100 acres on Hall's Marsh. Lott #5 to CHARLES GRIMES, including all the lands in sundry Grants on the East side of Northeast River supposed in all abouot 1100 or 1200 acres. Which report is signed & submitted to the Court and concurred with & Ordered recorded and filed. Ordered JAMES WILLIAMS, JR., be Overseer of Northeast River from GEORGE MILLER'S Lagoon up to KORNEGAY'S Bridge & that FREDERICK GRADDY, THOMAS SHELTON, FRED'K SMITH, JACOB MAINOR, MR. HUBBARD'S BOSON, JOHN WILLIAMS' ARTHUR and JACK & JAMES HERRINGS' NED & BOBB work under him. Appointed RICHARD COOPER a Constable, he gave bond and qualified. Granted Adm'n to DANIEL HICKS on Estate of JOSEPH BAKER, dec'd; he gave bond of 50 pounds & qualified. Ordered HENRY GRADDY, BENJAMIN THOMSON, JOHN THOMSON, HENRY JOHNSTON & STEPHEN GUFFORD be added to District of Road on both sides of the Northeast under ISAAC KORNEGAY, Overseer. Ordered WILLIAM MCGEE be a Constable the ensueing year, he gave bond & qualified. Ordered OWEN O'DANIEL be a Constable the ensueing year; he gave bond & qualified. In sut of Ex'ers of J. MOLTEN vs. THOMAS JOHNSTON, judgment for Principal, Interest & Costs -- Stay of execution for 18 months & the Plaintiffs to make a Title to the Land sold by JOHN MOLTEN to Defendant before Execution (signed) THOMAS JOHNSTON. Ordered ELIAS JAMES be Overseer of Road in room of DAVID HALL. Account of JAMES HOLLAND against Estate of WILLIAM DOBSON, dec'd , Exhibited, amounting to 4-13-0 pounds; Approved & Ordered. Inventory of Estate of ADAM RAINIER, dec'd, Exhibited by JAMES MAXWELL, Ex'r; Ordered filed. Last will of WILLIAM HARVILL, Exhibited, proved by FRED'K WILLIAMS; RUTH HARVILL, Ex;x named in Will, Qualified. Last will of JOHN PROUSE, Exhibited & proved by FRANCIS OLIVER & at same time, ISAAC SPENCER; Ordered filed. Inventory of Estate of JOHN PROUSE Exhibited by ISAAC SPENCER; Ordered Filed. DANIEL TEACHY, ESQ. returned his list of Taxables. THEOPHILUS WILLIAMS, ESQ. returned his list of Taxables. JOHN FARRIER, ESQ. returned his list of Taxables. Last will of LAMUEL BOYET Exhibited & proved by THOMAS PHILLIPS & EPHRAIM BOYET; Ordered filed. Granted WILLIAM WILKINSON leave to Erect a house or BARR on the Court House Lott on the same spot formerly alloted for ISAAC HUNTER to build on & that he be permitted to sell victuals & Drink in same manner as his House or Tavern at home. Bill of Sale: BARSHEBA THOMSON to ELISABETH THOMSON for sundries, proved by SAMUEL HOUSTON; Ordered registered. Bill of Sale: LOIS NEWTON to her Children for sundries, proved by ABRAHAM NEWTON: Ordered registered. Bill of Sale: THOMAS GRAY to GEORGE KORNEGAY for four Negroes, proved by DANIEL CLARK; Ordered registered. Bill of Sale: GEORGE MORRISEY to WILLIAM HUBBARD for a Negro, DICK, proved by KENAN LOVE; Ordered registered. Bill of Sale: JOHN HILL TO WILLIAM HALL for 2 Negroes, BETTY & SUE, Acknowledged; Ordered registered. Additional Comments: John Clark, Theophilus Williams,Thomas James, William Southerland, John Carleton, Betsey Smith, Thomas Routledge, Shadrack Stallings, Thomas James, Owen Kenan, Benjamin Ledden, Betty, Clarinda, Emanuel, Satira, Elizabeth Carleton,Catherine Kenan, Owen Kenan, Willie Kenan, Catherine Kenan Sr., William Dickson, Samuel Houston, Thomas Hooks, David Murdock, Joseph Dickson, John Grimes, Joseph Grimes , Thomas Grimes, Charles Grimes, James Williams Jr., George Miller, Frederick Graddy, Thomas Shelton Fred'k Smith, Jacob Mainor, Mr. Hubbard, Boson , John williams, Arthur Williams Jack Williams, James Herring, Ned Herring, Bobb Herring, Richard Cooper, Daniel Hicks, Joseph Baker, Henry Graddy, Benjamin Thomson, John Thomson, Henry Johnston, Stephen Gufford, William McGee, Owen O'Daniel , J. Molten, Thomas Johnston, Elias James, James Holland, Adam Rainier, James Maxwell, John Farrier, Lamuel boyet, Thomas Phillips, Ephraim Boyett, William Wilkinson, Isaac Hunter, Barsheba Thomson, Elizabeth Thomson, Lois Newton, Abraham Newton, Thomas Gray, George Kornegay, George Morrisey, William Hubbard, Dick, Kenan Love, John Hill, William Hall, Betty, Sue.