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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Board of Trade of England
England. Board of Trade
April 19, 1706
Volume 01, Page 641

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Va. 56.]

Aprill 19th 1706.

Whereas this Board are informed that one John Lynington who pretends to be Deputy Surveyor of North Carolina hath lately surveyed & laid out severall parcells of Land on the Southside of Nottoway river and that severall persons Inhabitants of this Colony have made Entry with the said surveyor for divers tracts of land as if the same were in the province of North Carolina It is ordered that the Sheriff of Prince George, Surry Isle of Wight & Nansemond County make publication throughout their respective Countys that whoever hath or shall presume to make any Entrys with the said surveyor for any lands on the Confines of this Government shall receive no Benifitt by any such Entrys and shall be further liable to be prosecuted with the utmost severity for disowning her Majesties title to the said lands and ordered that a letter be prepared to be sent to the Deputy Governor of Carolina desiring him to cause his surveyor to desist from surveying any land on or near the Frontiers of this Governmt untill the Bounds betwixt the two Governmts be ascertained and that the like Directions will be given to the Surveyors here.