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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Perquimans Precinct Court
North Carolina. Precinct Court (Perquimans Precinct)
February 09, 1703
Volume 01, Pages 575-577

February 1703

Att a Court held at the house of Captt James Cole the 2d Tuesday in February for the prcinct of Pequimins being ye 9th day
Present Capt Ralph Fletcher Esqr Justice of the Peace
Mr ffrancis ffoster Esqr Justice of the Peace
Captt James Cole Esqr Justice of the Peace
Captt Jno Stepney Esqr Justice of the Peace

Hannah Snellen widd & relict of Izraell Snellen decd proves & acknowledges one Deed of gift to her Chelldren desiring ye Same to be recorded ordered that it be recorded

Coll Wm Wilkinson comes by his Attorney Thoms Snoden to prosecute his Suite agt Thoms Stevens who being returned non est Inventus, the plant. produces his bill and prays an attachmt and is refused—but praying an order agt ye Marshall tis granted.

ordered that the Marshall bring ye body of the sd Thoms Stevens to ye next Courte als Judgemt to be confirmed agt the Marshall

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James Oats comes to prosecute his Suite agt Jno Morgan the sd Jno Morgan appearing, Confesses Judgemt

Ordered that Jno Morgan pay unto James Oates nine & thirty shill wth Cost of Suite als excecution.

Coll Wm Wilkinson by his Attorney Mr Thoms Snoden comes to prosecute his Suite against David aires in an action of Dt and agrees

Mr Jno Hacklefield comes by his Attorney Mr Thoms Snoden to prosecute his Suite agt Jno Willis. The Sd Jno Willis being returned non est Inventus

Wm̄ JnoSon comes to prosecute his Suite agt Mr Jno ffaulkner The Sd Jno ffaulkner not appeareing the Plant prays an ordrs agt the Marshall

Ordered that the Marshall bring the body of the said Jno ffalkner to ye next Court als Judgemt to be Confirm'd

Samll Charles as Constable Informes agt one Jeane Richds a late Servt to Mr Jno Hacklefield that the said Jeane is lately delivered of a bastard child wthin this prcinct and being thereby guilty of the breach of the penall Laws ordered that the Sd Jeane be Summon's at ye next Courte held for the prcinct of Pequimins to answer to such things may be aleadged agt her

Ordered that Thomas Harvey be overseer of the High ways for the year Insuing from Suttons Creeke to Deep Creeke and Impowered thereunto

Upon a Petition of Mary Coffen Widd

The Sd Mary proves three rights being for the transportation of ffrancis and Mary Coffen and Jno Thursten and Assignes them to her Sonne in Law Richd Rose.

Upon a petition of Mary ffisher widd & relict of James ffisher lately dec̄d she request & prays ordr of Administration on the Estate of the Sd James ffisher ffer that the said Mary haveing Sometime Since proved a will of the Sd James ffisher wch Said will being found Insufficient and noe Executr named the will is hereby made void and it is hereby ordered that the Said Mary may administer on the Sd Estate and have a power of Administration granted for that purpose.

Ordered that Captt Jno Stepney, James Ward and Stephen Swain & Xpher Butler do appraise the Estate of the said James ffisher and bring and produce a true Inventory the Courte of the Same agt August Courte next The Sd Mary ffisher giveing bond & good Security in that Case as the Law directs.

Sarah Harris on a Petition requests that her Grand Mother Mary Allbertson may be her guardian, Natt Allbertson & hereby relinquishing his power of Guardianshipp.

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And the said Mary Allbertson accepts of the Choice and is hereby Confirmed guardian over the Said Sarah Harris and making Oath to an Inventory of the Sd Estate of the Sd Sarah Harris ordered the Same to be recorded.

Richd Rose Proves one Right to 50 acres of Land by transportation of himselfe

Mary ffisher gives bond as Adms of her late husband James ffisher to save the Court harmeless by her Securities Capt James Cole & Xpher Butler

Mary Allbertson guardian to Sarah Harris gives bond & Security by Eza Allbertson & Dennis Mackclendon for the sd orphans Estate & to save the Court harmelesse