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Source: Duplin Court Minutes Written: April 21, 1789 Recorded: April 21, 1789 21 April, 1789 OWEN KENAN ESTATE Ordered ELEANOR KENAN, Adm'x of OWEN KENAN, dec'd to sell the undivided part of said estate and report to next Court. Receipt from JAMES KINEAR to ELEANOR KENAN, Adm'x of OWEN KENAN, dec'd: I have received one Negro HANAH at 100 pounds, leaving balance of 14.0.0 coming to me out of the Negro property of the deceased and farther I promise to be answerable for my proportionable part of any lawful claims that may hereafter be brought said Estate. Witness my hand Duplin, March 30, 1789, JAMES KINEAR Test.: JOSEPH DICKSON. Receipt proved by JOSEPH DICKSON and ordered registered. THOMAS ROUTLEDGE, JAMES KENAN and JOSEPH DICKSON, the Committee to settle and divide the estate of OWEN KENAN, dec'd, between Adm'x and orphans report they have rated and value the Negroes belonging to said Estate as follows: 1. MACKAY, a man 42 years old 120 2. JACK, a man 20 years old 145 3. BETTY, a woman 30 years old 120 4. CLARINDA, a girl 13 years old 100 5. HANAH, a girl 11 years old 100 6. EMANUEL, a boy 8 years old 80 7. STATUS, a girl 3 years old 50 _______ Total 710 [pounds] The Committee assigns to the Widow ELEANOR KENAN 1/3 of the above sum: 236.13.4 pounds; debt due her 22.19. 6 pounds; 2/3 we conceive to be just to allow & the other 1/3 for her contingent past 15.6.8 pounds; Balance @52 pounds, leaving a balance of 1458 pounds to divide among the four children: SUSANA; CATHARIN; OWEN; and WILEY, giving each an equal share of 114.10 pounds; the remaining consisting of suncries the Committee recommends be sold as they cannot properly ascertain the valule of them. The proportion each to receive as follows: Widow - Negro Mack at 120 pounds Negro Jack at 145 pounds _____ 265 pounds Her share being 252 pounds Balance from _____ widow to children 13 pounds JAMES KINEAR, who married SUSANA, one of the Legatees, has chosen and received his share, the Negro girl, SUSANA. The committe have left the other four Negroes: BETTY, EMANUEL, CLARINDA and STATUS to be equally divided between CATHARIN, OWEN, and WILEY, the other three orphans of the deceased. On MR. KINEARS removing HANAH, MRS. KENAN, the EXECUTRIX, paid him 14.10 pounds, being balance due him on the division of Negroes for which the Estate when sold will be indebted to her 1.10 pounds which is to be reimbursed her out of the sales. Court concurred and ordered filed.