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History of Perquimans county as compiled from records found there and elsewhere

Date: 1931 | Identifier: F262.P4 W7 1931
History of Perquimans county as compiled from records found there and elsewhere; abstracts of deeds from 1681 through the revolution -petitions, divisions, and marriages found in Perquimans and adjacent counties -a brief summary of the settling of Perquimans, with the kind and manner of settlers - two maps, one of the old order, and one a present day map -illustrations of a few old residences and several more modern ones. By Mrs. Watson Winslow. Raleigh : Edwards & Broughton co., 1931. xi, 488 p. plates, ports., 2 fold maps, coat of arms. 24 cm. more...
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HISTORY OF PERQUIMANS COUNTY
WINSLOW






















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Ellen Goode Winslow.
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HISTORY OF
PERQUIMANS COUNTY

As Compiled from Records Found There
and Elsewhere

Abstracts of Deeds from 1681 through the Revolution—Petitions, Divisions, and Marriages Found in Perquimans and Adjacent Counties—A brief Summary of the Settling of Perquimans, with the kind and manner of settlers—Two Maps, One of the Old Order, and, One a Present Day Map—Illustrations of a Few Old Residences and Several More Modern Ones.

BY
MRS. WATSON WINSLOW

RALEIGHEDWARDS & BROUGHTON CO.1931



COPYRIGHT

1931 BY

MRS. WATSON WINSLOW





TO MY HUSBAND

WATSON WINSLOW

OF WHOM I HAVE NOTHING BUT SWEET MEMORIES

KIND, FAITHFUL, TRUE, HONEST

GOOD CITIZEN, AND GENTLEMAN

SON OF PERQUIMANS









ABBREVIATIONS

(Official)
Alb.Albemarle
Capt.Captain
Clk.Clerk of Court
Com.Commission (ed)
Com'dCommand (ed)
Con. (con)Consideration
Dept.Deputy
Exrs.Executors
E.East
Gen'lGeneral
Gov.Governor
Leg.Legatee
N.North
Perq.Perquimans
Pre'ctPrecinct
Pro’Province
Reg.Register of Deeds
S.South
Test’Testator
Val’Valuable
W.West
adj.adjoining
afsd.aforesaid
agstagainst
b.born
d.died
grt.grant
m.married
p.pence
p.probated
pt.part
s.shilling
sd.said









FOREWORD

In writing a history of any county, the first consideration should be the perpetuation of valuable data found in the records, of which there can be no doubt, that Perquimans County possesses one of the richest fields of investigation in the State of North Carolina.

The State of Virginia has yielded much interesting matter, leading up to the settlement of Perquimans, and many marriages between residents of that mother State and the immigrants coming to the new country of Carolina.

The Quaker records in Lower Monthly Meeting, Isle of Wight, Burleigh, and other meetings in Virginia, teem with marriages of Quakers who came to Perquimans. They also give other very important items of interest, which I have endeavored to weave into this history, thereby making a more complete record.

Much credit should be given the kind ladies in the Archives, Richmond, Va., for their patience and material aid in the undertaking; also Mrs. Nugent of the Land Office, Richmond, Va., who, through one whole week rendered her time and sweet interest to the success of my searchings, in her office, for which I feel the greatest gratitude and appreciation.

Of the county officers in Virginia, who have always been courtesy itself, I shall always have the highest esteem. Nowhere I am sure can one go and find a readier welcome, or more willing assistance in any individual, or official, undertaking.

This work represents years of untiring labor, trips to various counties in Virginia, days spent in Guilford College, for Quaker data, and over a year's work on the Perquimans records. I think I can say without egotism, that I am well acquainted with Perquimans County, from the beginning to the present day. And yet there is much more that ought to be done to make this work complete. One person could not in justice to the wonderful storehouse of information contained in the records here, make a finished job of them alone. So it is my earnest hope that a younger person, with enthusiasm and love for his, or her, native county, will take up the work where I am leaving off, and carry it through to a more satisfactory end. My work only takes these grand records to and through the Revolutionary period, and much of interest could be added.

Perquimans has sent out to the four winds, sons and daughters who have helped to make history in other parts of the world. Some have elected to remain and make history in their own little domain. Chief among these have been General William Skinner of Revolutionary fame, and Congressman T. G. Skinner, who spent a useful and efficient life





in our county, and lies buried in the Episcopal Cemetery in Hertford, beloved and honored by all.

This work is in a way a supplement to Grimes’ North Carolina Wills, a book of wide circulation and well established integrity; and Mr. J. R. B. Hathaway's grand contribution to the history of our country at large, the North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, also a work of renown, both found in all large libraries, in probably every State in the Union.

My efforts are sent out with an earnest desire to help somebody. If if does not accomplish this wish, then I have failed in the most strenuous work of a lifetime. Errors may be herein found, for which I crave leniency, but no stone has been left unturned to come at the truth, sometimes, however, not so clear as to be positively certain. In such cases I have tried to always use the doubtful phrase, “thought to be” or “probably,” so as to print nothing misleading. It is not possible to find all that is necessary to fill out everything in a work of this kind, but my efforts have been ceaseless and untiring in that direction, though sometimes without avail.

My purpose to faithfully reproduce the records of the past has forbidden me to “spell out” abbreviations. I have adhered to the rule that it is best to let the records speak for themselves.

To the Perquimans officials great credit is due, from the fact that they have given me free use of everything contained in the two offices, and turned over the “loose papers,” a very valuable collection, for my unmolested inspection, for a month or more. Those papers are now securely stored and protected by fireproof rooms in the North Carolina Hall of History, where they can be seen by any one searching for data. The custodians of this institution are all that could be wished for in courtesy and consideration.

The history of Perquimans is the child of my declining years, and when it is launched on the world, I will feel that it is my last effort, and will send it out hoping for a welcome from the public, and with a sincere desire that it may accomplish its purpose, by being of undying service to posterity.

The matter following was checked and gone over by the author many times before releasing it for publication.

Perquimans is of Indian origin, and means “Land of fair women.”

Very sincerely yours,

Hertford, March, 1931.





TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE
Early Inhabitants1
Religion and Churches28
Records of Deeds:
Deed Book A38
Deed Book B69
Deed Book C95
Deed Book D119
Deed Book E135
Deed Book F151
Deed Book G187
Deed Book H211
Deed Book I (first part)244
Petitions285
Division of Estates293
Marriages (at random)299
Clerks of Court311
Sheriffs313
Representatives314
The Family Bible of Perquimans County314
Families:
Albertson315
Arnold317
Baker318
Barrow320
Bartlett321
Bateman323
Beasley324
Bentley324
Belman325
Blanchard325
Blitchenden326
Blount326
Bundy327
Calloway330
Charles331
Chesson332
Clare333
Cox334





Families—ContinuedPAGE
Davis336
Draper338
Durant340
Elliott341
Fleetwood349
Fletcher350
Godfrey351
Gordon352
Granbery356
Gregory360
Hollowell361
Hoskins362
Jessop363
Jones364
Jordan366
Lamb373
Lawrence373
Layden374
Leigh375
Jacocks376
Lillington376
Long377
Maudlin379
McMullen380
Mayo382
Moore383
Morgan384
Morris385
Newby388
Nicholson394
Nixon396
Pearson398
Perry401
Phelps403
Pierce404
Pritlow-Pricklove406
Ratcliffe408
Scott410
Skinner411
Snoden412





Families—ContinuedPAGE
Speight413
Spivey414
Sutton415
Swann418
Toms420
Tucker424
White425
Williams432
Wilson434
Winslow437
Wood445
Woolard447
Wright448
Rent Roll449
Original Wills450
Index to Deeds452
General Index481









EARLY INHABITANTS
FROM THE SETTLEMENT OF PERQUIMANS TO THE REVOLUTIONARY
PERIOD

At what date the first white man set foot on Perquimans soil, staked a claim and erected his humble abode, no one can say with any degree of certainty. Foote in his notes claims that a band of settlers moved down on the Chowan River shortly after the Indian massacre in 1622. Where they took root he does not vouchsafe. As Chowan River has its headwaters in Virginia, with the Blackwater River as one of its tributaries, the inference may well be drawn that those early settlers followed the water courses, in their journey down to the new country instead of overland migration, as it is a well known fact that the forest and land adjoining the Dismal Swamp was at that time an impenetrable tangle of trees and undergrowth, full of danger for man and beast, with but a few Indian paths, and no man knew where they led. Therefore the immigrants fought shy of the interior, and clung to the river banks, where escape was more easy in case of attack by hostile tribes, fish could be procured for the daily fare, and houses built on high ground.

The settlement spoken of by Foote was most probably in what is now Gates County, and was then Chowan, or still in the unnamed wilderness called Carolina. Orapeak (Corapeak) in Gates County was certainly one of the first, if not the first settlement in Carolina, and the records in Perquimans prove beyond a single doubt that Perquimans County at that time ran all the way to the Virginia line, taking in this old landmark. This line was changed in 1779, and Perquimans shrank to its present boundary.

Roger Green, a clergyman from Virginia, started with a colony to settle on lower Chowan River in 1653. He came vested with power to possess lands in Carolina, but there has always been some doubt about the location of his settlement, and as the name of Green appears on the early records in Perquimans we are led to believe that some of his followers may have drifted over into the bordering county and taken up land there. As the names of his followers are not mentioned there is no authoritative way by which they can be traced, or the locality of their destination be determined. Green no doubt allowed full freedom to his countrymen, and they naturally selected land where it best suited them to “squat.” As no record remains to show where they did take up claims, the Rivers and high lands adjoining afforded the most charming sites





for homes, with the waterways as an outlet to market, a place to fish, the land less hard to clear, and last but not least, a better water supply, which was a very strong inducement, considering the health of the colony. This migration preceded the advent of George Durant by eight years, and there can be little doubt in the mind of any one versed in the early history of Albemarle, that many settlers were well established on their own land in Perquimans Precinct before said Durant decided to come to North Carolina. Among these early settlers, no doubt can be enumerated such men as Samuel Pricklove, whose land adjoined the land sold to George Durant by the Indian Chief Kilcoconewen King of Yeopim, on March 1, 1661, and Caleb Calloway, who appears as a witness to said deed. The land of said Samuel Pricklove lay around, or just below where the town of New Hope now stands. This made him a near neighbor of Durant, and they became fast friends. Pricklove was a Quaker, but it did not prevent him from following Durant in the Rebellion of 1677-79, even when his associations strictly forbade one of the sect to take up arms, and other Quakers followed his example, being also a part of the “rabble” that helped to depose acting Governor Thomas Miller. The rebellion caused a great deal of unrest in the colony and the county breathed easier, and sat more at ease when Miller finally took passage for Virginia, and later went home to England. All unwittingly George Durant struck the first note for American Independence, and routed the first unjust tax collector to appear on American soil, when he with his “rabble” drove out Miller, and stopped the unlawful Custom receipts in 1677-79.

So much has been written and said about being first that it has become somewhat a sore subject, especially when it is done without undisputed authority, therefore the writer feels it a real duty to bring before the reading public the fact that in Perquimans precinct, at the mouth of Little River came into being the first authenticated town in Albemarle, called “Little River.” This town was situated on the west side of the mouth of Little River and by act of Assembly became one of the “Ports of Entry” for Albemarle, where “ships shall laid, and unlaid.” Precinct Court was held in this town for forty years, and near this place a “Gran Court House” was built about 1701, where Court was held for only one time on October 14, 1701. The Court House stood on the Sound, and was probably burned between the time of the holding of the October Court, and the date of its next session, as it is not mentioned on any record after that date. The Precinct Courts came to order at the houses of old residents before, and afterwards, the first recorded being at the house of one Harris (Thomas Harris) who was the first Clerk of Perquimans, and later after his death at the house of Thomas White, who





had married the widow of Harris, September 4, 1694. In every precinct a court consisted of a Steward (Judge) and four justices, who were inhabitants of said precinct, owning 300 acres of land as a freehold. No man could serve on the jury unless he held a freehold of fifty acres of land in the county, and a grand juryman had to be the possessor of 300 acres, the petty jurymen having 200 acres, a constable 100 acres, and no man was called a freeman who did not acknowledge God. Divers persons in Carolina were possessed of land by reason of grants from Sir William Berkeley.

The deed to George Durant being the oldest recorded in North Carolina, has led the general public to the wrong impression that he brought into Perquimans its first settlers, and planted the first colony, while as a matter of fact many persons were well rooted, even in the neck now called “Durants” before his arrival in the colony. This deed, however, was not recorded on the deed book in Perquimans until 1716, when the then Register of Deeds, John Stepney made a copy of it, calling himself “Register of all Writings for Perquimans Precinct.” Durant, as the deed shows, took up all the land between Perquimans and Little River and immediately began to build, when one George Catchmaid arose and claimed the said land by a prior grant from Sir William Berkeley, thereupon Durant after starting his home in the new land “desisted” and quit building. George Catchmeyed was an Englishman, who at a council “At James Citty Virginia,” September 25, 1663, is styled as Gent, “coming from Treslick England,” and he received a grant from the Virginia government of 1500 acres, “in a Bay of ye River Carolina (Sound) adjoining Captain Jenkins (John) by ye River piquimins, due for transpotation of thirty persons into this Collony.” His land was either increased by purchase or other grants, as the deeds in Perquimans prove he was possessed of 3,333 acres, which descended to his niece, Elizabeth Chandler, of London, he having died in Nansemond County, Virginia, without heirs. His widow married second Timothy Biggs of Perquimans, who set up a counter claim for the land called “Birkswear” which was situated in the lower end of Durants Neck, and later became known as “Stevensons Point.”

At a Council held at St. Mary's, Maryland, October 17, 1666, the Assembly of the Province of North Carolina “sent hither William Drummond, Esq., Governor thereof and George Catchemeyed Gent Speaker of the Assembly.” George Catchmaid, who lived his last days in Virginia, and was at his death Clerk of Nansemond County in said State.

William Drummond, a sober Scotch gentleman of good repute, was appointed Governor of Albemarle in the fall of 1664, and served until 1676, when he was summarily recalled by Sir William Berkeley, who





had him executed in an hour after his arrival, for his sympathy with Bacon in the rebellion. It is a well established fact that Governor Drummond lived in Durant's Neck, Perquimans County, somewhere near the Sound and Little River, but sad to relate every vestage of the site has disappeared, old residents claiming that the land at that point caved in, and has been engulfed by the greedy waters of the Sound. He was no doubt buried in Virginia, and his wife lies sleeping the last sleep in the graveyard at Jamestown.

George Durant of whom so much has been written and said, came to America from London, and landed first in Northumberland County, Virginia. While it is admitted that he came from England, some writers claim he was of Scotch parentage, and also that he was by faith a Presbyterian, although an opinion has erroneously been spread abroad that he adhered to the Quaker faith, which can not be proven by any record, either county or Friends Church Register. He was married by an Episcopal minister (David Lindsay) in Northumberland County, Virginia, and the records in Perquimans are ample proof of the fact that he never affiliated with the Friends in a religious way, only one of his many children having married in the last named society, that being a daughter, who married Joseph Sutton. (See Sutton family in this book.)

George Durant in a deed Perquimans County, calls himself “Mariner” therefore he may have been master of some sailing vessel, which calling he probably abandoned on coming to Perquimans, where he was undoubtedly engaged in rather extensive farming operations for the time, becoming one of the most influential planters in all Albemarle. He was evidently far above the average in educational advantages, possessed of pronounced political opinions, added to other good qualities fine executive ability. He swayed the masses at his will, and according to Colonial Records “used Jenkins (John) as his property” being called by those opposed to him in the rebellion, “the most uncontrollable man in the country.” With the Indians he was just, and according to records now on file in Perquimans not one thing can be brought against him, as to honesty and fair dealing with his neighbors, or fellowmen. His home has faded from the memory of man, and not even the location of his last resting place can be found, but tradition has it that he was buried by the side of a large lead drain, in Durants Neck, and that repeated cutting of the drain caused an accumulation of soil to be heaped up on the mound, thereby obscuring it from sight, until the very place has been lost where he lies buried. Beloved of men, honored by the Indians, his memory still lives in the hearts of descendants, and those interested in the history of Perquimans.





To encourage emigration every settler was granted 100 acres for his own transportation, and fifty acres for every servant he brought in. “All persons who doe come to plant in Carolina before December 25, 1672, above the age of sixteen” were granted fifty acres of land. The Register of each precinct had to be the owner of 300 acres, and was charged to “well behave himself.” Each precinct was ordered to keep a record of all marriages, birth, and deaths, “in a book” in his own respective limitations. Such a “book” was painstakingly kept by the Register of Perquimans, which was called “Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Berkeley” being the name of the parish, which seems to have taken into its bounds the whole confines of Perquimans Precinct, as then surveyed. This “book” is still to be seen at the Hall of History, Raleigh, N. C., in a fairly good state of preservation.

Among some of those who received grants from Sir William Berkeley are to be found, John Harvey, who was granted 250 acres, on River Carolina (Sound) adjoining Roger Williams, which land was granted “att James Citty” September 5, 1663; and John Jenkins in like manner received 700 acres, “being a Neck of land, bounded on the South by River Carolina (Sound) and on the North by Pyquomons River, and on the West by land of Thomas Jarvis.” Granted at same place.

John Harvey whose land was situated in what is now called “Harveys Neck” lay on a sunny bluff, fronting on both the Sound, and the River, one of the choice possessions in the county. The founder of this illustrious family became one of the early Governors, 1678-79, lived and died in the Neck that bears his name, and was buried in the old cemetery on the Sound. This graveyard after many years caved in, and the stones were washed into the Sound. Some of them (three) were recovered, and placed in another cemetery further inland, where numerous Harveys, all of good repute lie buried. This family held every office that the county could bestow on any citizen, from Justice to Governor, and the flower of them all became Moderator at New Bern 1774, who unfortunately died just at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, thereby the county lost one of its strongest supporters, and the State a great patriot. Not a vestage is left of the old Harvey mansion, called “Harvey Hall” and the underbrush and weeds are growing where statesmen once walked. The old cemetery nearby is pitifully neglected, forsaken and desolate in the extreme, where rest the remains of Col. Thomas Harvey, and others with only the song of night birds, and a requiem of the trees to keep them company. Of all the many Harvey sons not one remains in Perquimans who bears the name, but there are still living a few collateral branches, and only one strictly speaking lineal descendant in the person of Miss Emily Skinner of Hertford. As this family has been well written up in





the North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, the writer feels that it has been fully taken care of, and that no addition made could improve that splendid contribution to posterity.

No minister being stationed in the Province of Carolina prior to January 20, 1669, an Act of Assembly was passed making it lawful for those wishing to be joined in marriage to appear before the Governor, or some Councilor, and there declare themselves as man and wife having several friends, or neighbors present as witnesses, whereupon the marriage was declared legal and the Register of the Precinct in which such marriage took place inscribed their names on the book used for that purpose.

A “Grand Councell for ye County of Albemarle” was held at the house of “Gen'l Mr George Durant November 6, 1679” at which time John Nixon, who was a member of said Council, declared his age to be fifty-four years. George Durant's house was on the Sound. (Colonial Records, Vol. I, page 355.)

Mr. Seth Sothel, a sober, moderate man, in no way concerned with the rebel factions of 1677-79 took the helm as Governor of Carolina November 20, 1680. Pirates had already begun their nefarious work in the waters of Albemarle, and the English government were cognizant of the state of affairs, ordering suppression of all sea rovers, at Whitehall February 27, 1683. One Jacob Hall came from La Vera Cruz, who “belonged not to the place, having no Inhabitants of Carolina with him sayled for Virginia” when he was questioned by the authorities in Albemarle about his sailing papers. He was sailing under orders from Van Horn with a commission from the French government, nevertheless he was indicted, found guilty and hung with two others as a privateer at the entrance of the port. Soon after this occurrence grave charges were preferred against Seth Sothel (1691) for which he was imprisoned. He was accused of seizing two persons who came from Barbados, “charging them with Pyracy” though they produced clearance papers from the government, and did “imprison unlawfully Robert Cannon, and arbitrarily detained two servants of John Stewart, and out of malice did imprison George Durant upon some reflecting words of yo self, and compelled him to give you a sum of money while in durance.” He also took from John Tomlin his plantation, and detained unlawfully cattle belonging to George Mathews, and would not deliver them even after an Order of Court was secured by said Mathews for their liberation. From John Harris (son of Thomas first Clerk of Perquimans) he took possession of a plantation, for which offence he was ordered to “come speedily to England” where the home government dealt in a lenient manner with his misdemeanors, being “unwilling to make of him a publick





shame” May 12, 1691. Finally he was accused of being in sympathy with the pirates to the limit of extending commissions to them, which accusation brought about his impeachment, and he was deposed from the governorship, taking refuge in South Carolina. In the last Province he was again lifted to the high office of governor, and again suffered impeachment for the identical nefarious practices, and returned to Perquimans where he died in shame. The records give the fact that “there was no vice known to man that he had not been guilty of.” Dying without descendants his bad nature died with him, and Anne, his wife, took for her fourth husband, John Leah, of Nansemond County, Virginia.

On November 8, 1691, instructions were received from England to “use ye uttmost endeavor to make a settm't of a Towne, remote from the Sea, as a Seat of Government in Carolina” at which date Edenton was made the seat of government for Carolina, it is supposed.

The Colonial Records of North Carolina have excellent copies of the old precinct court proceedings in Perquimans, showing the earliest extant to be that at the house of — Harris (Thomas) May, 1693. According to the same source the fact is gained that the oldest records were burned during the rebellion of 1677-79. A few old papers escaped this tragic fate by being lodged with the Secretary of State, the old wills of Perquimans having been fortunate in that respect, have been beautifully abstracted by Mr. J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, in his book, Grimes’ North Carolina Wills. All wills prior to 1762 are there found in abstract form, and the later ones Mr. J. R. B. Hathaway did the same for in his Quarterlies, now procurable in all libraries in book form. These Quarterlies are a wonderful contribution to the collection of any library, giving as they do such a fund of information about the entire history of eastern North Carolina. If a person in search of data from these counties will work this book in conjunction with the two mentioned he or she will be well repaid for the trouble.

The Court held May, 1693, shows sitting as Justices, Alexander Lillington, Caleb Calloway, and John Barrow. The will of Robert Smith was proven at this court, and Jonathan Bateman and John Durant (son of George) were appointed to appraise his estate. Mrs. Sarah Woolard secured an order of court, demanding estate due her, “now in the hands of Mr. Edward Smythrick in Chowan county.” On the grand jury are found the names of “Timo Pead, Mr Rich Evins, Mr Antho Dawson, Mr Geo Branch, Mr Israel Snelling, Mr Thomas Tondle (Toddy), Mr Jno Little, Mr Jno Stepne, Mr James Hogg. The pettit jury consisted of Mr Ralph Fletcher, Mr Christopher Butler, Mr Timo Clare, Mr James Thigpen, Mr Tho. Pierce, Mr Patrick Kenedy, Mr Ste. Mannering (Manwarring), Mr Robert Brightwell, Mr Geo





Eames, Mr Isac Wilson, Mr John Willoughby, Mr Francis Foster.” Robert and Johanna Beasley were paid for six days attending court, and Caleb Calloway received 30 shillings from the estate of “Guyles Long deceased” for what reason is not specified.

Diana (Manners) Harris, wife of Thomas, married second William Foster, 1675, hence the next precinct court came to order at the house of “Diana Foster in February 1694/4, with same justices present. The proceeding of this court show that Mr. John Davis was dead, and John Philpott withdrew an action against Richard Nowell. Rights were proven by Thomas Lepper for ten persons as follows: Thomas (twice) Ann, Sarah, Rebecca Lepper, Ann Kent, John Thomas, William Brown, William Brickstone, and Nicholas Roberson. Caleb Calloway proved rights for “Dan'll Pembroke, Tho. Merett (an Indian) and Arthur Long.” The last captain in Bacon's Rebellion. Roger Snell by gift conveyed land to Jonathan Taylor. The will of Mr. George Durant was probated during the session of this court, “by oath of Mr. John Philpott and Mr. Francis ffoster.” Seth Sothel had also passed away, and his will was proven by Col. William Wilkinson, Capt. Henderson Walker, and Sarah Woolard, all residents of Perquimans. Lawrence Arnold, deceased, his widow, Elizabeth, was sworn in as his Administratrix. Rights were proven by Thomas Pierce, for himself, John, Susanna, Ruth, Dorothy, Mary, and John Pierce. Hannah Gosby proved rights for her son, John Gosby, Jno. Anderson, Jean Anderson, Katherine Kinsey, Jeremiah White and Henry Clayton. (John Kinsey came to North Carolina from Nansemond County, Virginia, and wedded Katherine, daughter of Francis Toms, having one son, John, born 1692, his death occurring soon after, she married second John Nicholson.) John Bentley entered land for importations, Jean, Mary, and Sarah Bentley. Jenkins Williams proved rights for himself. Timothy Clare imported Edmond Rodman, and Richard Fox, Junior. Samuel Nicholson rights for Christopher Nicholson, and Hannah his wife (who came from New England) Deliverance Sutton (daughter of said Christopher, and wife of Joseph Sutton) Francis Simons, Hannah Nicholson. Thomas Harloe proved rights for himself, Mary (twice) and John Harloe, probably his son. John Durant rights for himself and wife Sarah (Jooke). William Godfrey rights for himself and Sarah Godfrey. James, Ann, Alice, and John Wilson came to Carolina as headrights of James ffewox. Edward Mayo, Senior, transported himself and children, Edward, Sarah, Ann, Elizabeth Mayo, also Em John, and Ann Nixon, and Samuel and Affica Pike. William Butler rights for himself and wife Diana. Richard Nowell rights for himself Joan, Ellinor, Alice, and Olliver Nowell, John Smith, Charles, George, and Mary Taylor. (Richard Nowell settled on Little River.) Tabitha





Haskeet (Hasket) rights for John Gray and Tabitha his wife (her daughter), John Gray, Junior, and Thomas Gray. William Lacey proved rights for himself, his father, William Lacey, Sr., Grace, and John Lacey, probably his wife and brother, and Jean Davis. James Loadman rights for himself (twice) and his mother, Jean Buyard. Stephen Manwaring rights for Edward Berry, and John Deadman (who died at the house of John Harris July 15, 1692, for whom Deadman's Swamp in Perquimans was named). The name of Manwarring appears on the records of Richmond County, Virginia, and one Stephen Manwarring came to Carolina from Surry County, Virginia, apparently.

Thomas Hassold (Hassell) came from Pennsylvania about this time bringing with him Thomas Snowden, Mary and Thomas Hassold, Jr. William Barclift proved rights for himself, Sarah Beasley, James, and Johanna Beasley, Richard and Sarah Chastone (Chesson).

The third court held in the precinct of Perquimans, convened at the same residence, with Justices present; Major Alexander Lillington, Mr. Henry White (a Quaker who came to Perquimans from Surry County, Virginia, where he purchased land from John Troy of Surry, June 9, 1655), Mr. Thomas Lepper, Mr. John Barrow, Esquires. At this sitting of court Ann Parish, formerly Jacocks (wife of Thomas of Little River), acknowledged a deed of gift to her son, John Huffton. Thomas Hassold entered land on Northeast side of Perquimans River, between the lands of Samuel Pricklove, and Thomas Attoway. During the session of the court Elizabeth Arnold petitioned the court to the effect that Lawrence Arnold her deceased husband had bequeathed his estate unto their son John, which was to be turned over to him when he reached the age of thirteen years, prayed for a guardian to be appointed in the person of Jonathan Bateman, whom she later married for her second husband. Thomas Hassold presented a petition showing that Thomas Snoden, a child, was left with him by his father-in-law, Edmund Pirkins, and that said child was bound to him until he was twenty-one years old.

Court November 6, 1694, at Mrs. Diana Fosters; same Justices present. Petition presented by Mr. John Hunt (who lived in Little River), showing that “Mrs Ann Durant held in her possession books and papers belonging to the estate of Mr William Therrill,” prayed that they be turned over to him, he being the only living Executor, which was granted. George Durant, husband of said Ann, in his life time was Executor for Mr. William Therrill, who was one of his followers during the rebellion of 1677-79. William Therrill in his will probated in Perquimans County, speaks of George Durant of “Berty Point,” and said Therrill himself lived on Little River.





Thomas Gilliam appeared in the court and accused Robert White and Vincent, his son, with grand larceny. The court ordered that a penalty be imposed upon the two of having the letter “T” branded in the hand which was duly executed. Augustine Scarbrough entered 300 acres of land on Powells Point Neck. Thomas Haskins (Hoskins) appeared in court for the first time. Elizabeth Banks of London appointed “beloved friends ffrancis Tomes and John Hawkins” attorneys to recover money and goods due from the estate of Seth Sothel, late Governor of Carolina. Thomas White, and Diana, his wife (late wife of William Foster), entered a suit against John Wilson. These two were continually in litigation with some one in the precinct. Jurors appointed for their case; William Jackson, Robert Moline (Modlin), John Belman (who immigrated to Perquimans from Surry County, Va.), Uriah Cannon, John Raper, Thomas Gilliam, and John Barrow, foreman. (Thomas Gilliam also came from Surry County, Va., to Perquimans.)

A General Court was held at the house of Mr. Thomas White (he having married Diana Foster, widow of William Foster, nee Manners), September 25, 1694, with Honorable Thomas Harvey, presiding. Major Alexander Lillington in behalf of John Wright of Virginia brought suit against Thomas Haskins (Hoskins) for debt. On September 26, Honorable Thomas Harvey, Esquire, present Deputy Governor of this Province, and Councilors; “ffrancis Tomes, Benjamin Lakar, Major Samuel Swann, Coll. Thomas Pollock, Daniel Akehurst, Esquires, and Captain Anthony Dawson, and Mr. John Durant, assistants. At this sitting of court the will of Coll. Francis Hartley was probated, and Mrs. Susanna Hartley chosen as Administratrix of his estate.

Mary Lamb, widow of Joshua, who had migrated to Perquimans from New England in court on legal business. Thomas Welch, indentured servant of Mr. Joseph Commander prayed for his freedom, which was granted.

September 28, 1694. Major Samuel Swann proved rights, himself, wife, Sarah (daughter of William Drummond), William, Samuel, Samson, Henry, and Thomas Swann, and Elizabeth Hunt; negroes Tom, Mary, Hanah, Eliza, and Jane, for transportation of which he received 650 acres of land on the Sound in Perquimans precinct.

November 29, 1694, Daniel Phillips received an appointment and became Deputy Marshall of Perquimans. A list of tithables was exhibited in court numbering 787 souls, and a levy of five shillings was imposed upon each person therein named. On February 25, 1694/5 Anne Ward petitioned the court for administration on estate of her deceased husband Francis Ward, which was granted. Elizabeth Bateman, widow of Jonathan, craved her third part of her husband's estate, his son Jonathan





being Executor. Jacob Overman proved rights for himself, Dorothy, Jacob, Junior, Tho., Ephrim, Margery, Charles, and Ann Overman. Diana White (petition) for her son, John Harris, same court, prayed for his estate.

February 27, 1695, the will of Mrs. Ann Durant was proven by oath of Jno. Clapper and Elinor Moline (Modlin), and Thomas Durant was made Executor, March 1, 1695.

James Ward and Hanah’, his wife, relict of Richard Stiball were granted Execution the estate of said Stiball. Major Samuel Swann, Surveyor, for the Province of Carolina, brought suit against Benjamin Laker for non-payment of his fee, he having surveyed 1500 acres for said Laker, which was dismissed.

In 1696 the records show that there were in Carolina sixty or seventy scattered families, settled principally along the water front for twenty miles up Little River shore, and around to Perquimans River. The inlet of Roanoke was frequented by small vessels trading to and from the West India Islands, and pirates and run-away slaves resorted to this place from Virginia. (Colonial Records, Vol. I, page 467.)

John Archdale was Governor of Carolina at this time, the only Quaker to hold such a high office. He favored his own sect, and his constituents became flush with appointments to every known position in his power to bestow, but he made a wise forbearing just reign with the colony enjoying peace and security under his benign rule. Honorable Francis Jones, Benjamin Laker, Major Samuel Swann, and Thomas Harvey, Esquires, Lords Deputies during the incumbency of Archdale.

January Court, 1696/7 was “holden” at the house of Thomas Nichols, with Justices present; Mr. John Godfrey, Caleb Calleway, Captain Ralph Fletcher, John Barrow, and Samuel Nicholson. James Oates appeared for the first time at this court. Rights were proven by Thomas Speight, for himself, John Morres (Morris), Elizabeth, John, Junior, William, and Mare Morres. Denis Maclenden proved rights for himself, Rebecca Carpenter, Elizabeth Brient, Denis Francis, and Thomas Maclenden. Abraham Williams rights for himself, wife Anne, and Edward, and John Williams. Peter Jones brought suit in this court. In March, 1696/7, John Stepney took oath as Clerk of Perquimans.

Court at the house of Mr. Thomas Blount April, 1697, with Justices present; Caleb Calleway, Judge Captain Ralph Fletcher, Mr. John Barrow, Mr. John Godfrey, Mr. John Whedby and Mr. Samuel Nicholson. Richard Nowel and Ellener, his wife, acknowledged a deed of gift to their daughter, Allis. Mr. John Whedby did the same for his two children, Richand and Deborah. John Lilly, Robert Harmon and Jonathan Tailor were appointed constables of the precinct.





Court met at the house of James Oates January, 1698, at which time Timothy Clare was appointed “Keeper of the Toole Bookes of Piquemons on West sid, and Isaack Wilson on ye East Sid.” Tolls had become necessary on account of vagrant persons pilfering cattle from the herds of their neighbors, and driving them into Virginia for sale, therefore a law was passed that each animal, cattle, hog or sheep should be marked to prevent thievery.

April, 1698, court at same place. William Bogue appointed constable “from ye Narrows of piquemons to Suttens Creek, and to Mr. Lakars Crick on ye West Side.”

Court at Mr. James Oates October, 1698, with Hon'ble Thomas Harvey, Deputy Governor, presiding. The Court of January, 1699, came to order at the same house. John Parish was appointed overseer of the highway “from the ferry to Mr Whedbys path.” It is to be deplored that the “ferry” here spoken of is not better designated. In October of the same year a “Grate brig” is mentioned over the head of Perquimans River, where James Perrisho served as overseer. This bridge was probably the same later called “Newbys Bridge” and crossed the River beyond Belvidere going to Piney Woods.

An Assembly was held at the house of Mr. James Oates January, 1699-1700. Mr. James Cole received permission to build a “Mill at the head of Indian Crick” during the sitting of this court.

Court at Mr. James Oates house April, 1700, when William Moore proved rights for transporting himself, and wife Elizabeth into this country. Court at same place October, 1700. Daniel Hall and wife Rose appeared in court. James Oates was dead October 6, 1703. His will was probated January, 1704, and names son Joseph, and wife, Elizabeth, another legatee Jonathan Evins. Elizabeth Oates was a daughter of John Wyatt and wife Rachel Calloway. The ages of their children are given in Berkeley Parish Register as follows: John, born August 7, 1697; John (first by name), born February 4, 1667; Jesse, born August 31, 1669; Mary, born November 16, 1672. Joseph Oates moved from Perquimans to Beaufort County.

Court at the house of Captain Anthony Dawson April 8, 1701, at which time Captain Ralph Fletcher had been advanced to the office of Judge of the precinct. Justices Samuel Nicholson, Francis Foster, James Cole, and Samuel Charles. The next court July 8, 1701, at same house, Robert Inkrsone “sheweth that Walter Sestion is ded Haven Made No Will” prays for administration on his estate “having married Rellock of said Sestion.” John Pricklo petitioned the court that “ffrancis Bedson (Belson) Lay Sick at His— (House). A long time, who died and was Buried At His on Cost, now prays for Custodie of his Estate.”





Court was “Holden at ye Gran Court House for ye precinct of Perquimons ye Secont tues In October 1701.” Major Samuel Swann and Elizabeth, his wife (second wife, daughter of Alexander Lillington), acknowledged a deed to Samuel Swann, Jr. John Hecklefield petitioned the court “Shewen that George Prody Is dead Haven Maide No Will” and prays for management of his estate. Samuel Philips and James Chesen petitioned the court for their share of a crop made while living with John Lilly, and it was ordered that said Samuel should have “full Sheare and Chesen a Halfe Sheare.” John Hecklefield had just arrived in Carolina and he made choice of Little River as his future home. Court was held at his house for a number of years and an Assembly in 1707. On April, 1702, court at the house of Captain James Coles. Peter Albertson “sheweth that John Lilly was indebted to Ann Jones Now his Wife, and James Oates was ordered to pay to said Albertson Tenn Shillings and six pence.” At same session of court Sarah Harris chose as her guardian her uncle, Nathaniel Albertson. Mrs. Mary Swann (wife of Samuel Swann, Jr.), proved his will in Court at Capt. James Coles’ October, 1702. The will of Albert Albertson was probated during the same Court by Mary, his widow, and sons, Albert, Peter, and Nathaniel. At this Court Thomas Winslow “Proved on Write for his freedom An Assigned it to Timothy Clar.” Soon after this date he married Elizabeth Clare, daughter of Timothy, and it seems certain he was an apprentice to said Clare, and had just come of age.

A “Gen'll Court was held at the House of Captain John Hecklefield in Little River, October 27, 1702. The function of this Court appears to have been on the same basis of our present day Supreme Court. Those of note present at this session were Honorable Samuel Swann, Esquire; Honorable William Glover, Esquire; John Jenkins, Esquire; William Duckenfield (whose home was in Bertie County), who came to prosecute a suit against Thomas Evins.

Henderson Walker was Governor of the Province, April 24, 1703. Peter Godfrey was appointed Clerk of Perquimans, January 1702/3, at which time Captain John Stepney turned over the books, while Samuel Swann administered the oath to the new Clerk, being secretary of the Court. Governor Walker had sworn in three new justices, Samuel Swann, Frances Toms, and William Glover.

Court at Captain James Coles February 2, 1703. Hannah Snellen, widow of Israel, acknowledged a deed to her “Chelldren,” Rachel and Esther. Soon after this date she became the wife of Timothy Clare, his third and last wife. Sarah Harris made choice of her grandmother, Mary Albertson, as her guardian.





Court at same place March 9, 1703, when William Turner made over a patent of land unto James Newby and wife, Sarah, and they sold it to James Foster. At the same court the orphans of Thomas and Mary Hancocke were bound to Gabriel Newby. This is the first mention of any one by the name of Newby in the court proceedings of Perquimans, and from that fact they seem to have recently arrived in Carolina.

At this court Eza (Esau) Albertson was “Sworne Constable, from the hithermost part of Little River to the lower side of Suttons Creeke.” Lawrence Arnold (2) had the embarrassing experience of having a child sworn to him out of wedlock by Jeane Richards, servant of John Hecklefield. John West, brother-in-law of the orphans of Lewis Alexander and Esther Knight, was ordered to take them with Emanuel Knight under his care.

A second General Court came to order on March 29, 1703, at the house of Captain John Hecklefield; Councilors present: Honorable William Glover, Thomas Symons, Richard Plater and William Collins, Esquires. An account of the estate of John Harvey, Esquire, was presented in Court by Mr. Christopher Gale. The will of Samuel Pricklove was probated by oath of Francis Penrice and John Anderson. Mr. Henry Baker of Virginia brought suit against William Early for debt; thereupon he appointed his “good friend” Samuel Swann, Esquire, of Carolina attorney to collect all delinquencies due him from said Early. Another General Court at Captain John Hecklefield's house on July 27, 1703, when said Hecklefield sued Captain Richard Sanderson for £10 due him. He also attached the estate of Daniel Phillips, and levied a second attachment against William Nicholson's estate. John Eavans made petition in this court. Thomas Dewham (Derham) of Bath was arraigned in Court for the murder of William Hudson, who had been slain September preceding, for which crime he was sentenced to be branded on the brawn of the left hand with the letter M, but he appears to have been released from the cruel punishment by the following Court.

Court was held on April 11, 1704, at the house of Dennis Macclenden. Some of the inhabitants of Carolina mentioned as being in Court were James Beesley (Beasley) and Mary, his wife, Francis Wells and David Harris, and wife, Elizabeth. Constance Snowden, wife of Thomas relinquished her dower right in land unto John Bateman, and Thomas Evans and Mary, his wife, acknowledged a deed made by them to Thomas Snowden. A petition was presented in Court by James Thigpen, showing the need of a road “to be cleared from the ferry out to the High Road.”

Court same house July 11, 1704. William Morgan brought suit against David Harris for “Defamacon and Aspersing words, he having said Thee art a Rogue and Ile prove itt.” This defamation of character





proving to be pure slander, the court ruled that the defendant should cast himself upon the mercy of the Court and pay all cost. John White and Alice were defendants in a case. About this time roads became a crying need and many resolutions appear on the Court records authorizing new roads or clearing and straightening old ones, therefore the old road from Lakars Creek was ordered to be cleared and Caleb Calleway was appointed overseer. William Williams proved rights for himself and at the next session of court his wife Susannah appointed friend Dennis Macclenden her attorney.

On January 1, 1704/5, Colonel William Wilkinson and Hester, his wife, by Thomas Snowden, their attorney, brought suit against Johannah Taylor, Executor of the estate of William Boyce, deceased, for two rings belonging to said Susannah. Richard Skinner became overseer of the highway “in Room of Francis Beasley.”

Court at the house of Dennis Macclenden April 1, 1705, at which date Thomas Snowden was appointed “Clearke of Court for Perquimans precinct.” The Court records name the fact that about this date Deborah Whidby (daughter of John), became the wife of Henry Bonner.

January 6, 1705. Court at Dennis Macclenden's. Isaac Wilson proved rights, for “Importacon” of Mary Brasinan (Brassuer) Elizabeth Brasman, John Morris, James White, Anne Barker, George Baite and wife, Rebeccah Ratcliffe, Joseph Canerle, Richard Turner, William Barnstable, John Hooks, Isaac and Abraham Ricks, for which he was awarded 1200 acres of land in Perquimans Precinct. Ralph Boasman, who immigrated to Perquimans from Surry County, Virginia, had rights proven for importing Samuel, Elizabeth, Mercy, and Susannah Bond, Matthew Potter, Sarah Johnson, and Luke Grace. James Nuby was allowed 300 acres of land for the transportation of John, Magdalen, Elizabeth, and James Newby. He took up land in Pasquotank County where he died. As soon as this 300 acres was entered he immediately conveyed it to Isaac Wilson of Perquimans.

Mrs. Deborah Whedbee, widow of John, married second Dennis Macclenden, and it was at her house that Court was held July 9, 1706, the presumption being admissible that she was a widow for the second time. The Justices present at this Court were James Cole, Thomas Long, Joseph Sutton, Senior, William Long, Esquires. Ezekiel Maudlin, deceased, his wife, Hannah, being Administratrix. Ralph Bosman was appointed Constable. Ordered that John Parish, Francis Beesley and Samuel Phelp be “packers” for this precinct, “John Parish from the head of Little River to the mouth thereof and soe around up Pequimins River to Lillys Creek,” and Francis Beasley and Samuel Phelps for the remainder of the precinct. Plainly this demonstrates the fact that along





the bank of Little River and the mouth of Perquimans the settlers were more thickly congregated than further up towards the interior. Samuel Phelps was ordered to “keep the Toll Booke att the Head of Pequimins River.”

Mr. James Minge appears for the first time at a Court August 8, 1696, held at the house of James Thigpen, proving rights for himself, his wife, Ruth (nee Laker), and eight negroes for which he secured 1000 acres of land. His land situated in Harveys Neck ran along the bank of what is now called “Minsie” Creek then and later named in deeds as Ming Creek. Richard Turner proved rights and had 450 acres of land turned over to him for importing himself, wife, Bridget, William Barnstable, Elizabeth Turner (who married — Newby), John Turner and John Hooks. Edward Wilson was appointed constable “in Room of John Davenport.” Among the Justices present only two, James Cole and John Stepney, could sign their own names, all the others making marks.

A letter written by John Holden March 21, 1707, to the Lords of Trade, deplores the fact that “Carolina was barred by Inlets which spoil trade, as none but small vessels from New England and Barbadoes are able to cross these obstructions.” He further asserts that “the soil of Albemarle is more lusty” than that of South Carolina, producing in abundance tobacco, corn, wheat, and that the cattle, hogs and sheep thrive in the open all winter. This could have been no exaggeration as the same is the case at the present day. Commodities such as hides, tar, furs, beaver, otter, fox, wild cat, and deer skins were plentiful. Leather, herbs and drugs were some of the exportations at quite an early date. An affidavit made by Robert Lawrence of Nansemons County, Virginia, asserted that he was 69 years old, being seated about 47 years upon a plantation on South West side of Chowan River, where he had lived for the past seven years and that he was well acquainted with the boundary lines of those rivers.

An Assembly met at the House of Captain John Hecklefield in Little River October 11, 1708, where were gathered nine representatives from Chowan, two from Pasquotank of Quaker choosing, five from Currituck, with the number from Perquimans not designated. Mr. Edward Moseley was chosen Speaker of the House. The country became torn and rent with dissatisfaction as another rebellion called the Cary Rebellion arose like a monster causing distrust and discontent among the struggling colonists. This rebellion was at its height in 1709-10, when the country had hardly recovered from the dissention of 1677-79, proved a great hardship on those peacefully minded and disrupted the governemnt.

Rev. John Rainsford who had been selected to serve the Church of England in Carolina received a letter of warning from Mr. Hyde about





this time which purported in part “that he would not have him discouraged by misrepresentations made by Mr. Urmstone (John), who will be loud in complaining, but the dissatisfaction of said person is in the greater part owing to himself, as his unfortunate temper in no way suits the natual born people of America, who were not to be won by any thing but gentle methods, and he by his railings and morose disposition had driven the people from the Church.” This dissatisfaction on the part of Church of England people had augmented the ranks of the Quakers, and numbers of Church people had gone over to the new religion.

The last Council to convene in Perquimans was held at the house of Captain John Hecklefield in Little River July 4, 1712. No date appears to justify the assertion but it was probably about this date that “Phelps Point” became the seat of Precinct Court. However the earliest authenticated sitting of Court on the Point is 1735, but the Assembly passed an Act for a Court House to be erected thereon in 1722. Many persons were summoned to Court on Phelps Point soon after this date.

A Council was held at the house of Honorable Edward Hyde, Governor, and Captain General, June 2, 1712, in Chowan County. Governor Hyde died September 8, 1712, of a violent fever. His death left the colony in a deplorable condition at a time when they were facing a barbarous enemy, confronted with a scarcity of provisions, and worst of all a divided people. A great misfortune had befallen them, with no strong hand to lead through the troubled waters.

September 12, 1712, Edward Wilson “Dead without a will,” his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Elizabeth Wiatt, nearest of kin with Daniel Jones (who had married another daughter), Executors.

For a period of nine years no precinct Court records are to be found while the precinct was readjusting its broken order into some form of stability, after recent disorders. The house of Mrs. Elizabeth French was honored by the sitting of this Court, as John Hecklefield had passed to his great reward, and her home became the regular meeting place for several years. She may have been the widow of John Hecklefield, but if so this made her fourth marriage.

The Minute books and loose papers give ample proof that a well organized ferry was in use between two points of land called Phelps Point, and Newbys Point before 1735. On Newbys Point Nathan Newby supervised the “setting over” of persons who wished to cross the River and in like manner Jonathan Phelps dispensed the same act of courtesy, both being paid a stipend by the county for their services. The town of Hertford was laid out on land sold to the county by Jonathan Phelps in 1749, which by Act of Assembly had been authorized to be called





Hertford, having as Directors of said town John Harvey, John Clayton and Nathan Newby. Jonathan Phelps had died before this date, and his son Benjamin now had charge of the “Ferry.” Nathan Newby lived at “Bear Garden on the opposite side from Hertford, and here it was that Gideon Newby in 1784 made a deed for land (75 acres) Nigh the Float Bridge Road” showing that a float bridge was in use across Perquimans River at that date.

By Act of Assembly October, 1739, a tax of 2 shillings 6 pence was levied upon each “Tythable for the purpose of building a Publick Goal” and Nathan Newby was ordered to make a “Good sufficient double Door to the Prison of Oak Planks and provide a Good Lock to be fixed in the Middle of the Door with a Good Bolt” April, 1754, and John Weeks was appointed “Keeper of the Common Goal on November 12, 1760.

Zachariah Chancey made a charge against Gabriel Newby of Perquimans in Court August 6, 1735, his petition setting forth; that said Newby had used “wicked Boastful Malitious Scanderlous and Oprobius English words” against said Chancey thereby causing him great unrest, and that he felt himself to be “in danger of much harm of his good name and Office, praying the Court to administer Punishment either Corporal or Pecuniary” that he be hereafter deterred from like libelious words.

Another Act of Assembly provided that each person in Perquimans Precinct should, be taxed for the “‘Building of a publick warehouse as by Law Directed” of the following dimensions: 12 feet high, 18 feet wide, 25 feet long, and Macrora Scarbrough and Nathaniel Caruthers were appointed to “Manage” and agree with proper persons to build said warehouse as soon as possible.

Nathan Newby (2) was deceased on October 18, 1762, when Seth Sumner was chosen in his place as one of the Directors of the town of Hertford.

An Act of Assembly July, 1755, for “Establishing a Ferry from Newbys Point to Phelps Point Whereon the Courthouse Now Stands on Perquimans River” makes plain the fact that the Court had moved from Little River to Hertford some time before this date, in fact no Court had convened in a private dwelling since the one held in the house of Mrs. Elizabeth French in 1721.

Jonathan Phelps and Nathan Newby were each allowed by the county £4 per annum for “Setting over ferry free Inhabitants of this county at Court times Elections Members of Assembly, Vestrymen and Musters in said county.” Jonathan Phelps was granted “Lycences to keep an Ordinary at his Now Dwelling house on Phelps Point on same date.”

Nathan Newby (2) was ordered by the Court to “Erect and Compleat a warehouse on the Courthouse Lot for Inspection of Tobacco on





Phelps Point” the dimensions of same to be as follows: “30 feet long, 20 feet wide with 7½ pitcht, a Squair Roof weather boarded with half Inch plank well Nailed with tenpenny Nails, well Shingled with hart Sypress Shingles two feet long Nailed with 8 penny Nails to be Completed by November 1, 17—” for which he received £37. William Skinner and James Sitterson were appointed Inspectors of tobacco. John Harvey and Joseph White were ordered to “Supply Steel yards and other Necessary Materials for said Inspectors.” (Minute book, Perquimans County, 1755.)

A motion was made by Richard Cheston in Court July 3, 1740, for laying out a road from Newbys Point to the main road leading to Morgans. Granted.

This road appears to be the same which now runs from the Causeway to Winfall. Zachariah Nixon, Richard Cheston and James Morgan, Senior, were appointed to lay off the road. On the same date Mary Newby, widow, petitioned the court that her “Tithables be taken off the main road to labour on the ferry road, it being more Convenient to me than the main road and I can better tend the ferry if any person Comes to be Set over my lands being on that road Can Set them over so shall get no Blame.” (Petition granted.) Mary Newby (nee Toms, wife of Nathan first) was required to give bond after the death of her husband in 1735 for the maintenance of the ferry between her Point and where the ferry landed on the Phelps Point side. She exhibited her husbands will in Court, July, 1735. Soon after his death she married Samuel Moore. Her son, Nathan (2), continued to operate the ferry, which was later cared for by Samuel Pretlow who married his widow. Jonathan Phelps, who had charge of the ferry on the Hertford side, died before January, 1769, when Francis Nixon in behalf of Benjamin Phelps, his son, petitioned the Court showing that about January 1, 1767, he had rented the ferry and ferry house in the town of Hertford and by Order of Court for six years on condition that the highest bidder should pay the rent yearly which had been bid off to Hatten Williams in behalf of William Newbold, now in possession, who failed to pay the rent, and said Nixon now prayed for the use of said premises for four years. This Francis Nixon had married the widow of Nathan Newby (2). She being Kesiah Pierce, daughter of Thomas, and having for her third husband Samuel Pretlow. Dorothy Phelps (nee Jordan daughter of Matthew Jordan of Isle of Wight County, Virginia), wife of Jonathan had by him son, Benjamin, and a daughter, Dorothy. The widow of Jonathan Phelps married second John Skinner, and he is found at a later date keeping the ferry.





A petition was brought in Court by Evan Skinner (no date) praying for leave to build a “House of Entertainment on the Lott and a half of ground Laid out for Publick Buildings, as are convenient and Necessary for Man or Horse,” which was granted. The location of this house is uncertain.

Thomas Nicholson, being guardian for Joseph McAdams, prayed the Court for an Order to “run a ferry over to Nixonton which might prove of great ease to the publick,” and also petitioned the Court “that said Orphans’ slaves be exempt from working on the publick road rather putting their labor on the road” that leads to Nags Head Chappel. (No date.) The “Inhabitants of Old Neck complained that they were at great hardship for want of a road, and prayed the Court to have one cleared from Francis Toms Bridge to the mouth of Suttons Creek.” The following persons were assigned to keep the road in order: Richard Sanders, Aaron Albertson, Joseph Ratcliff, Samuel Parks, Christopher Sutton, Thos. Pierce, and Joseph Newby. The records mention a “Landing” at the mouth of Suttons Creek on the south side, and it is possible that the road here spoken of is the same still traceable through the woods past the Martin Towe home straight to the Creek. The road is now impassable.

The “Inhabitants on the North side of Orepeak Swamp” prayed the Court for a road to be cleared “at the path Now going over the Swamp to the County line by James Sumners into the main road” which was granted.

Benjamin Phelps gave bond July 20, 1774 “to keep an Ordinary (Lodging house) at his now dwelling house” and pledged himself to “Constantly Provide good wholesome Cleanly Lodging and Dyet for Travellers and Stable foder and corn for horses,” for the term of one year.

Petitioners: Joseph Robinson, Thomas Newby, Nathan Newby, Cornelius Moore, John Murdaugh, Francis Newby, Merchants and traders from Perquimans to the Colony of Virginia, Sheweth: that Moses Eason, a planter obtained an order of Court for turning up the road below the Mill dam, over Bassetts Swamp on the main road leading to Virginia, claiming it would shorten the way, and said petitioners find it is at least a mile and a half further, and before the winter will be impassable, prays for an order for the road to have its former position. July, 1760. This road passed through what is now Gates County and may have been the same route taken by the present road called “the Virginia Highway.”

The Kings Quit Rents were paid at Deep Creek and Charles Denman was treasurer of Perquimans precinct. Macrora Scarbrough, one-time treasurer, was accused of being “a high criminal” by a complaint laid





before the Assembly, 1744. James Castellaw preferred the charge and the next day Scarbrough appeared in Court and resigned.

A petition from citizens of Perquimans brought before the Assembly, 1756, praying the body to lay off 100 acres on Phelps Point for a town and town common, but the town does not appear to have been really incorporated until 1759. The Point boasted a Court House long before this date which seems to have stood on the point where the warehouse was built, but no positive proof can be found to substantiate the fact. It is claimed by old citizens that in their memory a deep depression like a large ditch came up from the River as far as the business section of the town, and that a wharf built at the end of Grubb street brought and carried the commerce to and from outside cities. If this be true the “warehouse” above mentioned may very well have been located on the River back of the present Court House and still have been on the Court House lot, which public ground was not at so long a period of time ago much larger than it is at the present time, embracing all the land from the corner of Grubb Street to the corner where Blanchards store now stands. The County gradually sold off lots of the public ground, and streets and sidewalks took up more until the Court House Green became a square, surrounded by business structures as at present.

Public warehouses doing business in Perquimans in 1764 appear to have been at Cypress Bridge, Hertford, Sanders Landing, John Barrows, Yeopin Creek, Seth Sumners, Little River Bridge, Judge Barclifts (Durants Neck), and Joseph Suttons, the last at the mouth of Suttons Creek.

Col. John Harvey commanded the Militia in 1776. Rev. Charles Pettigrew writing to the Home Mission Board in England, said he was taken into Perquimans and officiated in Berkeley Parish where there were five Chapels, at which he preached and was paid by voluntary contribution. Miles Harvey was appointed Colonel of Militia by the September Congress, 1775; William Skinner, Lieutenant Colonel; Thomas Harvey and Richard Clayton, Majors. Perquimans County raised a Company of Minute Men in the Revolutionary War.

This county was a stronghold of Quakers, and was one of the four which was divided in 1672, becoming at that date Perquimans Precinct. In April, 1776, Benjamin Harvey, Junior, and Edmund Blount were appointed to gather all arms to be found in the county for the use of troops, fifty of which were sent under guard, commanded by Captain William Moore to the defense of Wilmington. John Harvey was Speaker of the Provincial Congress at New Bern, 1774, 1775, 1776. Other members from Perquimans: Andrew Knox, Thomas Harvey, John Whedbee, Junior, Joseph Jones, Miles Harvey, Benjamin Harvey, William





Skinner, Charles Blount, Charles Moore, William Hooper. Councilors: 1776-1868, John Skinner, Henry Skinner; State Treasurer, William Skinner; Superior State Judge Jonathan B. Albertson; State Senator, 1777, William Skinner; Representatives, Benjamin Harvey, John Harvey; Members of Constitutional Convention, 1788-1875, Samuel Johnson, William Skinner, Joshua Skinner, Thomas Harvey, John Skinner, Joseph Harvey, Benjamin Perry, Ashbury Sutton, Jonathan H. Jacocks. Members of the Assembly: Joseph Jessop, Thomas Speight, Charles Denman, Samuel Phelps, Macrora Scarbrough, Richard Skinner, Marmaduke Norfleet (He lived in that part of Perquimans cut off into Gates), Zebulon Clayton, Richard Sanderson, Joshua Long, Thomas Weeks, Joseph Sutton, James Sumner, Nathaniel Caruthers, William Wiatt, Tully Williams, George Durant, Luke Sumner, John Harvey, Benjamin Harvy, Francis Brown, Thomas Bonner, William Mackey, Charles Blount, Seth Sumner, Andrew Knox, John Skinner, Nathaniel Williams, John Whedbee. Before 1740.

The first Tax list found in Perquimans was one taken by Edward Hall in 1729. This list is interesting from the fact that it mentions the acreage of each person named on the list. They are given in rotation as follows: Jeremiah Sutton with 50 acres; John Leary, 100 acres; Edward Hall, Jr., —; Nathan Long, 150 acres; Zebulon Pratt, 46 acres; John Smith, 75 acres; Ann Wilson, 100 acres; Robert Roe, 50 acres; Elisha Stone, —; William Arkill, 167 acres; Thos. Thatch, 96 acres; Zebulon Calleway, 50 acres; Joseph Barrow, 300 acres; Luke White, 50 acres; Spencer Thach, 100 acres; Andrew Donaldson, 175 acres; John Wyatt, —; Mary Whidbee, 66½ acres; William Clemons, 240 acres; Benjamin Sanders, 1019 acres; William Creecy, 250 acres; William Arrington, 160 acres; John Barrow, 200 acres; Nathan Skinner, 55 acres; Thos. Simmons, 130 acres; William Stepney, 350 acres; John Sanders, 162 acres; Frederick Luten, 223½ acres; Willis Butler, 140 acres; Richard Cale, 140 acres; Bailey Forbes, 399 acres; Lemuel Forbes, —; Thomas Harmon, 209 acres; Leven Thach, 72½ acres; John Johnson, 50 acres; John Nixon, 236 acres; Jesse Bunch, 50 acres, Malachi Deal, —; James Brinkley, 507 acres; Levy Creecy, 231½ acres; William Mullen, 50 acres; James Bush, 50 acres; Nathaniel Bratton, 152 acres; Francis Sutton, 50 acres; Leven Scot, 100 acres; William Long, 466 acres; Lemuel Long, 50 acres; Richard Hatfield, 207 acres; Jeremiah Doe, —; William Jones, Jr., 113½ acres; Thos. Long, 103½ acres; Reuben Long, 143 acres; Joseph Thach, 100 acres; John Collins, 120 acres; Christopher Collins, 104 acres; Joseph Mathias, 125 acres; Isacher Branch, 50 acres; William Branch, 156½ acres; Benjamin Bratton, 210 acres; John Lumsford, 100 acres; Henry Hall, 125 acres; John Wingate, —; Richard





Skinner, 492½ acres; Thos. Stacey, 50 acres; Thos. Creecy, 337 acres; Eri Barrow, 200 acres and six negroes; Edward Wingate, 50 acres; Job Miller, 260 acres; William Jones Joiner, Thos. Whedbee, 133 acres; Frederick Halsey, 100 acres; William Standin, 286 acres; Joseph Norcom, 322 acres; Joseph Harvey, 297 acres; Peleg Lawton, 200 acres; Burton (?) Harvey, 500 acres; Robert Harvey, 300 acres; William Jones, Sr., 130 acres; Ezekeil Arrenton, 170 acres; Stephen Skinner, 15 acres; Isaac White, 133½ acres, Charles W. Miller, —; Delight Nixon, 416 acres; William Weston, 50 acres; Arodi Barrow, 25 acres; James White, 150 acres; Benjamin Smith, 139 acres; Jeremiah Collins, 100 acres; Ann Skinner, 200 acres; Gray Spruel, 226 acres; James McClenny, 50 acres; Mary Pratt, 33½ acres; William White, 477 acres; Sarah White, 800 acres; Thos. Parramore, 100 acres; Richard Hatfield, 69½ acres; John Skinner, 850 acres; Mary Harvey, 800 acres; Joshua Skinner, 550 acres; Jonathan Pearson, 52 acres; Thomas Harvey, Esquire, 379 acres and 18 town lots, 15 blacks, Thomas Harvey, 588 acres; Benjamin Harvey, 700 acres; (12 blacks each); Joseph Gilbert, 100 acres; Sarah Skillings, 2 town lots and two blacks; Charles Moore, Jr., 242 acres and six blacks; Samuel Penrice, —; Joshua Long, 621½ acres, Charles Pettigrew, 750 acres and ten blacks; William Skinner, 851½ acres; Thos. Jones Estate, 400 acres.

A list of house-holders as taken by John Perry, 1744: Francis Jones, Ralph Fletcher, Zachariah Nixon, Samuel Moore, Thomas Jessop, Thomas Pierce, Joseph Ratclift, Aaron Albertson, Richard Sanders, John Anderson, Thomas Bateman, Arthur Albertson, Josiah Boswell, Mary Newby, Moses Elliott, John Stone, Thomas Winslow, Jr., John Mardlen, Abraham Elliott, Roger Kennion (Kenyon), Joseph Elliott, John Henby, Joseph Newby, Thomas Elliott, Ezekiell Maudlen, Sr., John Lacey, Joseph and James Henby, Edward Maudlen, Robert Bogue, John Morgan, Jobe Hendrickson, John Byrom, John Gyor, Arthur Croxton, Rachell Peirson, Thos. Bagley, William Bogue, John More, Josioue Bugue, Moses Wood, Thomas Hollowell, Peter Peirson, Joseph Mayow, John Roberson, Joseph Winslow, Thomas Winslow, Sr., Thomas White, Truman Moore, John Wilson, William White, Richard Rainer, John Griffin, Francis Jones, John Hutson, Evan Jones, Timothy Winslow, Jacob Perry, John Winslow, Sr., Jacob Elliott, John White, John Lilly, Benjamin Perry, Phillip Perry, John Middleton, James Field, John Hollowell, William Hollowell.

List of Taxables taken by Thomas Weeks, J.P., 1742: Robert Cock, George Gording, and sons, William and Nathaniel, Jeremiah Hendrick, Joseph Robinson, Thos. Knoles, Samuel Moore, Francis Toms, John Morris, John Guyer, Mary Newby, widow, and son, Thomas, Ezekiel





Maudlin, Jane Morgan, widow, John Henby and son, Silvanus, Arthur Albertson, John Lacey, James Henby, Jr., Edward Maudlin, and sons, William and Ezekiel, Thos. Jessop, Jesse Newby, Thos. Barclift, John Mann, John Barclift, Sr., and son, John, Solomon Hendrick, David Huffton, Michael Murphy, Thos. Montague, Josiah Raper, Benjamin Monday, and son, Thomas, Thos. Stafford, William Tomblin, Margaret Stanton, and sons, Moses and Aaron Jackson, Charles Overman, John Robinson, William Hasket, Nathaniel Welch, Isaac Hendrick, William Colson, Phineas Nixon, John Winslow, William Knoles, Thos. Godfrey and son, Thomas, Samuel Right (Wright) William Arnold, Jno. Nixon, Jno. Moore, Thos. Sharbo, Thos. Winslow and son, Job, and six slaves (Thomas Winslow, Senior), Thos. Winslow, Jr., Joseph Ratcliff, Aaron Albertson, Jno. Anderson, Rachel Pearson, widow, and son, Jonathan, John Perrishaw, Josiah Bundy, John Wilson, William Bundy.

As has already been mentioned John Skinner, married Dorothy, widow of Jonathan Phelps, who owned the land at the ferry and operated it as long as he lived. A stipend of £5 s5 p10 was paid to said John Skinner July 18, 1763, by Andrew Knox, Sheriff, of Perquimans for maintenance of the Ferry. “Having attended the ferry Duly for the Year past over Perquimans River at Publick times According to Order of Court.” John Skinner and Keziah Newby petitioned the court for their “Sallery.”

At a Precinct Court April 18, 1754, Jacob Docton prayed the Court to exempt him from further taxation on account of “mind being impaired.” Joshua Hobart did the same thing on account of a broken Shoulder April, 1762.

The inhabitants on North East Side of the head of Vossess Creek petitioned the Court same date setting forth that they had “a long bad Road to make and maintain from the county Road by Joseph Outlands up said Creek to a branch of the Creek known by the name of Reedy Branch to be laid off from John Laceys to said Branch and all the inhabitants that are or may Settle within said Boundaries are expected to make and repair said Road, therefore they said petitioners pray to be exempt from Service on any other Road.”

No history of Eastern North Carolina could be complete without mentioning the notorious pirate Teach who frequented it is supposed every navigable River that emptied its waters into the Sound. He was an Englishman by birth and first settled in Virginia where he married a lady of quality in Alexandria of said state. He soon after began to show his brutal character and was known to have kicked this sweet lady down the stair of their home when in a white rage. His first unlawful venture proved to be blockade running, a favorite trade with him being bringing in negroes free of duty. When he had worn himself out in





these nefarious practices and incensed the Virginia authorities to such a pitch that they were ready to execute him on speedy apprehension, he fled to North Carolina and for a while conducted himself in an exemplary manner even pruning himself before the Church of England as a very pious good fellow, which caused the people of his new home to half way believe he had been much traduced and he made many strong friends in Carolina who were later to repent of the association but could not entirely shake it off from fear. On land he appeared to be like other sea-faring men and he paid religiously the dues that were levied upon him and spent with a free hand among his neighbors and cohorts. But this good behavior vanished as soon as the sails were spread to the breeze, his natural cruelty becoming rampant. Of all sea rovers he was the most brutal, gaining for himself the title of being the “thug of the sea.” Perquimans records do not show any sign of his having ever lived or done any trading in the precinct and this county does not lay claim to residence of his or to his having any buried treasure stored away in the soil of Perquimans. It is a fact, however, that two of his sons lived apparently in this county and conveyed property in Perquimans. It is also said that he has descendants still living in the district but the writer does not give much credence to the fact.

Among prominent sons of Perquimans mention must be made of General William Skinner who saved the day at Great Bridge when the Continental troops were so hard pressed by the British. This splendid man served his county as faithfully in peace as he did in war and lies buried on a farm not far from Hertford.

John Harvey, one of the early Provincial Governors, and his no less prominent son, Col. Thomas Harvey, Deputy Governor, are well established in the minds of historians.

Perquimans County has produced many representative men, one of whom was Congressman T. G. Skinner. Another, Mr. Harry Skinner of Greenville, N. C., who has distinguished himself in many fields. Also Judge Harry Whedbee, born in Perquimans, of Greenville, N. C., of whom the county is very proud. Judge Ward is another and he rose from an humble beginning which gives him that much more to be grateful for. In an old house near the Chowan line the mother of Judge Ward first saw the light of day. This house is built of boards over a foot broad and two and one-half inches thick put together without studdings, dovetailed at the corners and has withstood the weather for several generations; a most remarkable piece of workmanship in the way of architecture. There are in Perquimans many other old homes, some of them so far off the beaten path of travel that they are never seen unless they are specially sought. The history of most of these places is shrouded in





mystery and no one at the present day can give a detailed account of their age or occupants. In Durants Neck still in a livable condition is standing the old Whedbee home said to have been built in 1722. Another beautiful old home, that of Mr. James P. Whedbee, on the road to New Hope, burned not many years ago, is said to have had the loveliest woodwork on the interior to be found in the county. Just a few years ago the old Wood home near Hertford went up in flames. This house was built by a family of Cannons and there is an old burying ground near by with members of the family sleeping the long sleep.

Too much can not be said for the old County of Perquimans but space forbids enumerating all the virtues of past, present and future possibilities of this land lying between Perquimans and Little Rivers.

Out of the past arise forms long still storking before the present with dignified applause waving unlimited approval toward the growing altitude of the small corner of the earth which they formerly called home. And grateful hearts remember the stark necessity of these tillers of the soil and how they dug out of the Swamps a splendid prosperity; the brawn and sinew of the land her pioneer men, bent with heavy toil, bronzed by the sun, pinched with cold, ravaged by dread malaria, yearning over little ones and sickly wife who helped to bear and share their burdens, carving out of the bare wilderness a home where the future generations might live at ease. Truly may it be said that our forefathers in Perquimans laid the foundations of the progress that followed. Every soul with an ounce of patriotism should take off the hat in lowly reverence by the side of a grave where is silently lying the remains of one of these who labored so long and so well that coming descendents could possess the land in freedom.

Scores of these have vanished from our recollection by reason of their names ceasing to be recorded on the pages of time. Where they went and whence they came is one of the unsolved secrets of the past. Some can be traced to other parts of the world and others dropped out like a pebble dropped into the sea, but they all did their utmost to reclaim an unknown land and make it safe for us. Such names as Clare, Oates, Thigpen, Manwarring, Cheaston, Branch, Peele, Pettiver, Woolard and others too numerous to mention have long ago disappeared from the records. Some of them died out for lack of male issue, and the greater majority migrated south, west and to every part of the then known land. The trend being ever westward carried many to the middle west and not a few went with the gold rush to California in 1849. Sons of Perquimans have taken root in almost every clime, New York having claimed some of the best, with the National Capital a close runner for precedence. The tropics have swallowed up several of the most promising





of our sons, and South America has taken toll of a few, in fact every corner of the earth has claimed one or more who have distinguished themselves each in his own way. From sturdy seed has sprung good fruit, and it is a great comfort to know the sons of Perquimans wherever found have done nothing to shame a good mother.

Among those who from the beginning have elected to remain in the county can be cited such names as White, Wilson, Skinner, Whedbee, Blount, Wood, Modlin, Evans, Winslow, Jessop, Cox, Hollowell, Nixon, Toms, Newby, Leigh, Morgan, Smith, and many more whose names were first found on the page of history when Perquimans first opened its doors to settlers. For over two hundred years these people have considered the home land of their forefathers good enough for them, and they continue to bless the old fireside with their presence.





RELIGION AND CHURCHES
AS FOUND MENTIONED IN COUNTY RECORDS AND OTHER DATA

The Friends have every right to claim that it was their denomination that first flourished in Perquimans, and the Colonial records are proof of the fact. It may also be a fact that the Church of England here was established simultaneously, but no documentary proofs can be found to establish the claim, and the letters of ministers sent out by the English Church bear out the point, testifying as they do that Friends had four well appointed Churches in Perquimans before a single one of any other denomination was erected. It is claimed that Henry Phillips was the first Quaker to set foot in the precinct, coming from New England in 1665, and it is a well known fact that the first religious service held in Perquimans was that of William Edmundson in the spring of 1672. Tradition coming down through Quaker sources has it that Henry Phillips wept for joy on seeing the Quaker minister, and well he may have, had he realized how strong his society would grow in the new land. Old records show that this “meeting” of Friends was held on the banks of Perquimans River, under several large Cypress trees, two of which are still standing by the side of beautiful Perquimans. Henry Phillips, so the story goes, lived on the “Point.” His humble dwelling offered to the great preacher for the service of God being too small to accommodate the crowd of worshipers who came to hear this noted speaker, and some probably coming through curiosity, they gathered in the spring sunshine under the venerable trees to hear him expound the “truth” as he understood it, and many converts were there made. In his Journal Edmundson states that “many received the truth gladly,” chief among them being one “Tems” (Toms) who embraced the new religion on the spot and requested them to “meet” at his home the next day, which house is reported to be two miles away across the water. The records of Perquimans show that the lands of Francis Toms here mentioned were on the head of Vosses Creek, somewhere in the vicinity of the present Mount Sinai Church neighborhood, which is about two miles from Hertford and the water they had to cross was none other than Perquimans River, a rather formidable stream to get over in that day. The supposition is plausible that up to that date Francis Toms had not embraced Quakerism, but from that day he became one of the most influential in the county, his son Francis, Junior, following in his footsteps. In fact all the early Tomses were of that belief, and married into families of the same persuasion. Edmundson was followed in the






[Illustration:

A. Baptist Church, Hertford, remodeled, which replaced the church built in 1854, an offshoot from Bethel. First trustees: Charles W. Skinner and Richard Felton.
B. Episcopal Church, Hertford. Built 1859. Replaced the old one on the corner of Main and Grubb streets.
C. Methodist Episcopal Church. Built before July 23, 1838, on Lots No. 80 and 82. An offshoot of New Hope in Durant's Neck.
D. Modernized Piney Woods Friends Church, which was in use before the Revolution.

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same year by the noted Quaker minister, George Fox, who came in the fall, giving in his Journal a most interesting account of his visit to Perquimans. Four years later Edmundson returned to the precinct and wrote in his Journal afterward that he found “Friends finely settled” in the county, and “things well among them.”

From records still extant it seems certain that Little River “meeting” was the earliest to be “set up” in Perquimans, and the Virginia records are authority for the fact that Henry White built the first “Meeting House.” He, it appears, was already a resident of Perquimans Precinct as early as 1699, at which time a “meeting” was held at his house, where Quaker marriages were solemnized. Taking into consideration the fact that he lived in that part of Perquimans bordering on Little River, somewhere near the present town of Woodville just across the line from Pasquotank County, makes it all the more evident that the church he built was somewhere in the vicinity of his own home, then too records show that part of Perquimans was the earliest and most thickly settled. Hertford and its environment had not then come into prominence, although there were no doubt settlers in and around the “Point.” Deeds in Perquimans are authority for the fact that “Little River Meeting House” stood at the turn of the road going over Weeks Bridge, which is just beyond the village of Woodville, and it is spoken of as being “at the head of Little River” where today a Quaker burying ground can be seen on a small eminence on the right side of the road going toward the old Weeks home across Little River, on the Pasquotank side. A large sycamore tree marks the location and many small grave stones lift their mute testimony for all to see. Here in tranquil peace lie numbers of old residents of Quaker faith, probably in their midst the renowned Herny White, and certainly Joseph Jordan.

Why the Quaker settlers abandoned the Little River neighborhood and finally congregated in the Piney Wood section is one of the unsolved problems of the past, but it is true nevertheless that they did move, in and around Belvidere which has from early times been the stronghold of that faith. At the present date not any or very few live anywhere else in the county, and a large proportion of this once flourishing sect have moved away, some to Baltimore, others to Raldolph County, North Carolina, from which section they went west to Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and even as far as California. These good people in their new homes have made for themselves a name that makes those remaining in Perquimans proud. Among the families given in this book will be found the names of many who so migrated, who still keep up with the doings in the old State and county. Joseph Jordan, one of that splendid family of Nansemond County, Virginia, came early to Perquimans and lived





on Little River, where he taught school in the first place of learning mentioned in the precinct. He was also a Quaker minister, being named in the Quaker Records in Virginia as “that great and worthy man and Minister” according to Lower Monthly Meeting, Nansemond County, Virginia. He was a son of Thomas Jordan, a prominent Quaker of said county and state, and his wife Margaret Brasurre (French Huguenot) who took an active part in the Church and civic activities in Virginia.

Vosses Creek meeting was probably the next to be “set up” and was built on land donated by Francis Toms (second) but the location is not definitely certain, however, as his land can be traced and the location of that is proven, there is not much doubt that this chucrh was built near his home, probably near Boswell Fork. The record of Vosses Creek meeting was carried west by one of the old residents of Perquimans where it reposed for many years, finally being copied by an old gentleman in Richmond, Indiana, who sent the old record back home, but in some way it was lost and no one knows what became of it. As represented to the writer the copy made by the Richmond gentleman is a wonderful piece of recording, and posterity should and will be undyingly grateful to him for his labor in years to come.

Suttons Creek Meeting house stood on ground where Newbolds school house now stands. Just back of it in the woods is the old Quaker burying ground, and Quaker records show that numbers of their dead are buried there, among whom if stones could be found would probably be found Albertsons, Nixons, Townsends, Suttons, Tomses, Hollowells, Newbys, Morrises, Henbys, Moores, Morgans, and many more whose names appear on Suttons Creek Register, who attended and affiliated with the personnel of this particular “meeting.”

The location of Wells Meeting house is well authenticated, but the time it was built is not indicated by any record so far found in Perquimans. The place where this old house once stood remains in the memory of some of the oldest citizens of the county, being on Perquimans River across from the old Jessop residence not far from Blanchands Bridge. After a number of years for some unexplained reason the church was moved out on the road across from the Peele place, going towards Belvidere and here it still stands as part of a barn on the property of Mrs. Jack Trueblood who was before her marriage a daughter of Mr. Thomas Jessop. The old structure was for many years used as a school house, called “Jessops Schoolhouse” and here the children of the neighborhood went to study the Blue-back Speller, where formerly their ancestors came to worship God. It is claimed by old residents in Perquimans that there was at one time a “float bridge” across Perquimans River where the old Blanchard place stands, which was later





replaced by a ferry. At this time it seems that part of the county was more prosperous than it is at the present day, and Ephrim Blanchard, himself a Quaker, probably lived there and gave the place its name. A store of thriving trade did business at the crossing and Mr. Blanchard accumulated there a handy sum, from which some descendant of his laid by enough to come to the town of Hertford and set up a store, from which has emerged “Blanchard Brother since 1832” still going strong. Mr. Blair who arrived in Carolina January 24, 1704, in an epistle written later mentions the fact, “that the roads were deep and difficult in Perquimans, and that there were seven great Rivers over which no passing was possible with horses, over one of which the Quakers had settled a ferry for their own conveniency and no body but themselves had the privilege of it.” From the fact that Wells meeting house stood near this point and further that Quakers were settled on both sides of the river at that date the “ferry” here named was probably the same as that spoken of as being at Blanchards Bridge. Wells was probably a rather weak “‘meeting” and was absorbed by the stronger sister “Piney Woods” at what date can not be ascertained. As in other sections of the precinct this “Meeting” was kept up and attended by those near by and among those lifting their hearts to God in this sanctuary are to be found the names of Pritlow, Nicholson, Elliott, Lamb, Cannon, Haskit, Saint, Fletcher, Cosand, Draper, Anderson, Copeland, Albertson, Chappel, Sanders, Ratcliff, Munden Jordan, Barrow, Charles, Jessop, Guyer. It may be that this “meeting” was named for Francis Wells, an influential Quaker residing in this neighborhood.

The most staple of them all appears to have been “Piney Woods” which is the only remaining Friends meeting in the county except “Up River” a place of much less importance. This meeting was probably “set up” about the time Wells came into being, and unlike the others has kept its light burning through all the changes that have laid low the others, and up to the present time Belvidere continues to dominate the section in which it is situated. According to old deeds in Perquimans it appears that the town derived its name from an old farm belonging to Ann Scott of Nansemond County, Virginia, who left to her nephew an estate called “Belvidere” which was just across the River from the site of the town, and later became the property of Exum Newby, for whom Newby's Bridge was named. It is thought with good authority that this estate was the same as that now called “the old Lamb place” and it is said that the house thereon was built in 1767. The land of this place is said to have joined the land of Pleasant Winslow, who was the widow of Joseph (2) Winslow, son of Thomas (1) Winslow and wife, Elizabeth Clare.





Among Quakers who were imprisoned for not bearing arms, are found the names of William Bundy, John Pierce, Jonathan Phelps, James Hogg, Samuel Hill, who suffered confinement for six months. 4, 5mo, 1680. The book of suffering would add much to the history of Perquimans, but the writer has not had the good fortune to consult said book for data.

The first Episcopal Church in Perquimans was undoubtedly Nags Head Chapel which has more mention than any other on account of the deeds using it as a boundary for lands in and around its location. Every deed without exception speaks of it as “Old Nags Head Chapple” showing that it was considered “Old” even when the county was young. Mr. William Gordon in writing to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, on May 13, 1709, states that “there was in Perquimans at that date a compact little Church which was still unfinished by reason of the death of Major Samuel Swann” who was dead September, 1707. When all facts are reviewed no dubious opinion can arise to question this fact, for Major Swann labored long and dilligently to establish his faith on a firm foundation in Perquimans during his life as a citizen of the colony. The sons of Major Swann probably carried on their father's zealous work after his death but as they later moved from the county to Swann Quarter, Hyde County, their support was withdrawn. This Church was said to have been “beter contrived” than the one in Chowan County of same date, and we feel sure promoted religion “where there was none in the county.” In this small house of God worshiped the gentry of Durants Neck. Here came in stately carriages the bewigged gentlemen and the furbelowed and flounced ladies who graced their homes. Outside sat the well trained negro servant to lift down his old-fashioned mistress or do some humble service for his dignified master. From neighboring plantations gathered such men as Richard Sanderson, Charles and Edmund Blount, Thomas Jacocks, Gilbert Leigh, with his young son James (who had not thought of then the beautiful brick house he was to build and give the Neck fame), John Whidby and later his son, Richard, the Stevensons, Durants, Hecklefields, both father and son here raised up thankful hearts for liberty in the new country, Joseph and Christian Reed (brothers), who had married daughters of George Durant (2) grandson of George in all the trappings of fine gentlemen came here to worship, and here Thomas Corprew got his early training in religion, and many others of substance who lived in the Neck, or on the outer fringe of its boundary. Old citizens are agreed on the fact that Nags Head Chapel stood on ground which was conveyed by Mr. James P. Whedbee to the Methodists, and they claim the site is identical with the one where now stands New Hope Methodist Church, and it is





further stated that the Methodist Church arose on the foundations of the old Chapel. Could it be possible that this gave to the town its name? A new hope on an old foundation, a new church on crumbling walls, a new beginning out of past failure. Why Nags Head Chapel was abandoned no one knows but it may be that this church suffered the same fate of others, notably in Virginia, being left to fall into decay after the Revolutionary War. When Hertford became a town many old residents of Durants Neck flocked to the new center where educational facilities were better and others moved out of the county, thereby Nags Head Chapel lost its strongest supporters, and some others went over to the newer religion then introduced and joined either the Methodist or Baptist churches. It is a very comforting thought, however, that the sacred place is still used for a sacred purpose, and that prayer still ascends as of old from the same spot.

Land was donated by Elizabeth Mathias, daughter of Jeremiah Pratt, one-half acre for the “worship of God after the order of The Church of England” which was called Yeopim Chapel. From the deed giving this site and other records in Perquimans it is learned that the present Baptist Church at Bethel in said county occupies the exact site of old Yeopim Chapel. That also fell into disuse after the Revolution and was probably like Nags Head abandoned, when the Baptists acquired the property. Yeopim supplied the need of a place for calling on the Lord in all time of need, mothers came with infants to be baptized, the young to be wedded and many a sad funeral procession wended its way from the doors of this Chapel to the last resting place. Here worshiped dwellers in historic Harveys Neck. Statesmen and Councilors sat with silent attention riveted on the face of the Rev. Daniel Earl who served in Perquimans as well as in Chowan, while mothers nodded their disapproving heads at some wayward child and coaxed them into good behavior during the long and tedious service.

Berkeley Parish was created in 1715, and embraced every part of the present county and part of what is now Gates County extending as far north as the Virginia line.

An Act of Assembly of 1669 for the promotion of morality authorized the civil officers of each precinct to perform marriages as no ordained ministers were at that time living in Carolina. In a letter written by Governor Walker to the Bishop of London, October 21, 1703, he says in part, “we have been settled here near fifty years and for the most part of twenty-one years without priest or altar, for which cause the Quakers continued to grow very numerous.” In 1709 they constituted one-tenth of the population in Carolina. Mr. William Gordon, another Episcopal minister sent out as a missionary by the English Church in





making his report to the home station bewailed the fact that the Quakers were “constant opposers of the Church of England” which can be easily accounted for by their own persecution in other parts of the country before coming to Perquimans and as they had become well rooted in Perquimans before the church began to really assert herself, it was but natural that they should not be very hospitable to a doctrine which they had learned by ill usage to distrust.

All persons by Act of Assembly were charged to enter the births, deaths and marriages of their families in the county register kept for the express benefit of such unregistered persons and a fine was imposed upon such careless residents as failed to comply with the regulations laid down.

Henderson Walker wrote to the Bishop of London April 24, 1703, deploring the fact that “Mr Brett after a half year of modest manner had broken out in a way shameful to all of the faith, which gave the dissenters much to charge us with.” He also stated that one church had been built and another was in course of construction, Francis Nicholson of Virginia having contributed to the building of same £10 to each. Mr. Blair who came to Carolina in January, 1704, said “‘he married no one that seeming to be the perquisite of the Magistrate.” There were in Carolina at this date three Glebes and a fund of £30 per annum was appropriated by the Assembly for the support of a minister.

The church people were few in number but were said to be of the “better sort.” The ministers complained that the people were “planted only on the Rivers” and that it took the greater part of twelve weeks to make the rounds of any minister's parish. Far the greater inhabitants were dissenters and, according to all reports, lived in great peace, being willing to give to even the Church of England some support. Carolina gave to every man the freedom of religious belief, under the great Charter given the Earl of Clarendon March 24, 1663, when toleration and indulgence to all Christians in the free exercise of their opinions were made into one clause of the Constitution, and no person could be excluded from the Assembly on account of his faith.

The Rev. Richard Marsden, on his way to South Carolina, passed through the province of North Carolina, and on September 25, 1708, administered the “Holy Supper on Trinity Sunday for the first time in Carolina, when forty five persons were baptized.” Soon after this (1709) the records show there were twelve vestrymen in Perquimans but, according to Rev. William Gordon, “very ignorant loose in life and unconcerned about religion and their ill example caused many to stray from the mother Church” and become affiliated with the Friends who appear to be more circumspect. The country was described to be at that date “wild and imperfect in circumstances with here and there





a gentleman of sunstance” whose methods and managing qualities lifted them far above the ordinary settler.

The first school mentioned is that established at Sarum under the management of Mr. Mashburn July, 1712, which school Perquimans can not rightfully lay any claim to, it being in Chowan County, but no doubt the youth of the precinct sought knowledge there under the tutelage of said Mashburn. Sarum is now in Gates County since the division in 1779.

Vestrymen as appointed by Act of Assembly in 1715 were as follows: Francis Foster, Maurice Moore, John Hecklefield, Thomas Hardy, Richard Sanderson, James Minge, Samuel Phelps, Rich. Whedbee, William Kitching (Kitchin) and John Stepney. Three of these were residents of Durants Neck, probably affiliated with “Old Nags Head Chapel” and the others with the exception of Maurice Moore were all land owners and members of the little “Chapel” called Yeopim. William Kitchin lived in what is now Gates County, his land being well up in said county near the Virginia line. The Tithables taken in 1739 numbered 755. Church wardens in Perquimans at different periods of time were found in the loose papers, and a list as far as resurrected shows that Benjamin Perry and Nathaniel Caruthers had that honor, serving January 20, 1741, for what length of time the record did not specify, most probably for six years as they were followed by Thomas Weeks and John Harvey in April, 1747, and they in like manner were superseded by Jesse Eason; Thomas Weeks continuing to serve, November 2, 1753. Several vestry meetings are recorded on the deed books of Perquimans, giving the then Vestrymen. It seems a little strange to see the name of Benjamin Perry as one of the Church Wardens from the fact that that family adhered strongly to the Quaker faith. This shows that the Church augmented its ranks from the Friends equally as often as the Friends from other denominations. Friends were extremely strict and they churched their men and women for every trivial offense and no doubt this habit drove out some of rebellious nature. If a man happened to be of a convivial nature and attended a dance or took one drink too much he had to give reason why to the next Friends monthly meeting and women also came in for their share of chastisement by being called before the woman's monthly meeting where she was required to give a strict account of her shortcomings. At a day like that when all men were breaking away from restraint of every kind, it is not to be supposed that free thinkers would long submit to punishment submissively when an outlet stood right at the door.

Tradition gives the fact that the first Episcopal Church in Hertford at one time stood on the corner diagonally across from the Post Office,





where a funeral parlor and Service Station now stand. This church so it is claimed, stood on ground now in the street, and the cemetery came across the street and extended into the yards of several residents. When the church occupied this location the records do not mention, but there must be truth in the old story for not many years ago while having a flower pit dug a human skull was unearthed in the back yard of Mrs. G. D. Newby who owned the home directly in front of the supposed location of the old church, and in the yard next door no depth can be penetrated without digging up bricks. Two large stones, one on each side of the sidewalk, mark the spot where it is claimed an Indian chief lies buried, and they have been ever thus without molestation as long as the memory of man can reach. It has been suggested by some imaginarily inclined that this might be the resting place of Kilcoconen, King of Yeopim Indians, who made the deed to George Durant but of course it can not be verified. Since he was a proven friend to the whites in the colony it would not be such a bad guess that they in return wished to repay him for his loyalty and naturally in first line of endeavor along that line would want to make a Christian of him. If that effort had proved to be a success and he had embraced Christianity as many did, the church people would have gone further and honored him by having his remains given a Christian burial in consecrated ground. Furthermore as the family of George Durant were Episcopalians they would most surely wish to put away this chief in their own churchyard, seeing that he had so abundantly favored their father. The present Episcopal Church was built in 1855, Benjamin Skinner making a deed for land for that purpose in that year and the Rev. Mr. Snowden offered his services to the Church Wardens of Holy Trinity parish for the stipend of $300 per annum, which was accepted.

The Baptist Church at Bethel is the oldest church now in use in Perquimans, being built about 1806. One of the early deacons of this church was Joshua Skinner who had come up in a Quaker family and he married Martha Ann Blount who was raised an Episcopalian so they both compromised by becoming Baptists. He with his numerous family sleeps the sleep that knows no waking close beside Bethel Church. Except for the deed conveying land for the church to the trustees by William Creecy and the fact that Martin Ross was the first preacher who officiated in the new church we have no knowledge of when the church was really built. A celebration was held here in 1906 commemorating the founding of Bethel Church and it is known that such men as Charles Skinner, Job Pettijohn and the family of Richard Felton were instrumental in bringing about a building for the worship of God according to the doctrine of the Baptist faith at this spot. The Church





stood in a community of strong Baptist persuasion and still makes its appeal to the brethren congregated about. This church was built on land given by Elizabeth Mathias, nee Pratt, daughter of Jeremiah Pratt, and wife of John Mathias, the deed bearing date of July 17, 1732, and reads in part “To the Parish of Perquimans ½ acre square of land for the Worship called the Church of England by Yawpim Creek bridge where a Chapple is now built, land formerly belonging to my father, Jeremiah Pratt.” The Chapel was still standing and in use for said “worship” in 1745. Yeopim Chapel was named as a boundary many times for land lying in that neighborhood. The bridge here mentioned probably fell into decay or was replaced by a new and modern one as the roads grew to be improved and new ones were constantly being made. Probably Yeopim Chapel continued to do its work of service for the good to the surrounding country until the Revolutionary War when the Church of England became taboo. Having done the work appointed for it to do the little structure either became too small or the congregation moved away or changed with the times whichever was the case, in some way, the land fell into the hands of private citizens who sold it to the trustees for the erection of Bethel Church in 1806.

William Creecy of Perquimans conveyed to Joshua Skinner of Perquimans and Job Pettyjohn of Chowan, Deacons of the Baptist Church, “out of Respect goodwill and affection which he hath toward the Baptist Society whereof Martin Ross, Joshua Skinner and said Pettyjohn are members do grant to them land called Creecy's Mill tract formerly called Yoppim Chapel” for the use of a church called Bethel. Martin Ross, first minister so far as records prove, made his home on a farm near Hertford now owned by Mr. John O. White, a prosperous farmer, and he, with his good wife, lie buried on the land not far from Mr. White's house.

The Methodist Church in Hertford came into being about 1838 and records are extant showing the Hertford Baptist Church was of much later date than Bethel and was a child of Bethel. It was built in 1854.





RECORDS OF DEEDS
ABSTRACTS COMPILED FROM BOOKS IN THE COUNTY REGISTER'S
OFFICE

DEED BOOK A

No. 1. Albemarle Co of Berkley. John Chesson within said Co, to William Wilkson. 100a on the Sound, adj Thomas Hart, for 10,000 Lbs of Tobacco. June 10, 1681. Test’ John Lewis, Jonathan Ashford.

No. 2. Robert Marlow, “Warrants, & makes good the above Sale of Land unto William Wilkerson when he shall come of age.” Jan 12, 1681. Test’ Jonathan Ashford, Robert Marlow.

No. 3. Albemarle. William Wilkerson, “Warrents above sale of Land” unto Cornelius Lerre (Leary). July 15, 1682. Test’ Francis Hartley, Peter Simpson, Emanuel Alberry.

No. 4. April 7, 1686. Henderson Walker (Clerk of Albemarle Co) & John Philpots of Yeopim, to Alexander Moore, “Land in Yeopim,” formerly belonging to James Long. Test’ Lawrence Gonsolvo, Charles Prows.

No. 5. July 2, 1686. Thomas Harvey of Perq Pre'ct, Co of Albemarle, Esq’ & Joanna his wife, to Wm Hughes of afore’ 700a “a Neck of Land” adj Land of Richard Bentley. Test’ Charles Jones, Richard Bentley, Henderson Walker.

No. 6. Albemarle Co. June 12, 1686. Valentine Barton of Yeopim River, Planter- sold Land on Yeopim River.

No. 7. John Hipkins, joint deed with Valentine Barton. Oct. 7, 1686. Test’ John Philpots, Richard Fountain.

“Personally there appeared before me one George Foredice Exor of the last will, & test’ of Valentine Barton, & Ack’ said bill of Sale.” Edward Mayo, Clk.

No. 8. Feb. 2, 1688. Wm Stephens of Perq, planter- to Stephen Manwaring of same, Carpenter—a plan’ on West-side of Perishos Creek,” with Entry, & right of said Stephens, & Joanna his wife,” for 650 lbs of Merchantable Tobacco. His trusty friend Alexander Lillington, of Yeopim Gent- to present this Deed in Court. Test’ Wm Stewart, Wm Chapman. Edward Mayo, Reg'r.

No. 9. Nov. 15, 1684. Thomas Atoway of Albemarle, unto William Chapman, “Plan’ on the North-side of Perq River. 150a, with Labour done upon it.” Test’ Henderson Walker, Nicholas Cropp.

No. 10. William Chapman, unto Roger White, Land. Oct. 2, 1685. Test’ Thos Godrom (probably Gordon) Ed Norwood.

No. 11. Joane White assigns “Right, of Bill of Sale,” to John Hallum. Dec. 1, 1686. Test’ Sam'l Pricklove, Charles Jones.

No. 12. Albemarle. Richard Bentley, of Perq Pre'ct, & Co afore’ Lawyer—for £10 pd by Richard Williams, of said Co, Mill Wright—“doth sell plan’ on Deep Creek, where Richard Bentley now lives.” Dec. 1, 1686. Test’ Thomas Harvey, Henderson Walker. Henderson Walker Clk.

No. 13. John Lilly of Perq, in Co of Albemarle, Province of N. C. planter—for 1940 lbs of Pork pd by Wm. Foster of Afore’ Planter—“do sell my plan’





150a on North-side of the mouth of Perq River.” Jan. 31, 1682. Test’ Samuel Woodrove, Alex Speed, John Thurstone.

No. 14. William Foster, “do give unto my son Francis Foster, within mentioned title, to him, & his heirs forever.” Dec. 24, 1683.

Dec 2, 1686. Wm Foster, & Dianah his wife, sold Land unto Jonathan Bateman. Test’ Wm Wilkinson, Alex Lillington, Edward Mayo.

No. 15. Wm Morrison, assigned all right, of a Plan’ unto “Right Hon'ble Seth Sothel Esq. Gov of this Province” Nov 17, 1696.

No. 16. Timothy Burton, of the City of London, “doth sell 3333a. English Measure, late Mr George Catchmaids, in poss’ of Timothy Biggs, & Mary his wife, granted by the Lords Pro’ to sd Mary, on North side of Roanoke Sound, & Katherine River, now called Little River,” con’ 5 shillings. Test’ Obadiah Kendall, Edward Loe, Sam Slight, Edward Smith, Wm Collings.

No. 17. Timothy Burton, to Seth Sothel of Albemarle Co, for £50 sold 3333a on North side of Roanoke Sound (Albemarle Sound), & westerly side of Katherines River, which was grt to Mary Biggs by the Lords Pro’. April 26, 1686. Test’ Jonathan Kendall, Obadiah Kendall, Edward Lee, Sam Slight, Edward Smith, Wm Collins.

No. 18. John Kellum, & Prudence his wife, for “5 shillings, & one Bay Mare,” pd by Richard Williamson of same, Carpenter-sold plantation at the upper end of Tylers Creek. Dec 2, 1686. Test’ Henderson Walker, John Hurt.

No. 19. Charles Prows of Pasquotank, planter-Ex of the last will of Ann Prows, late of sd precinct, widow; relict of Henry Prows Dec'd, sold unto Francis Toms of Perq 260a, adj Wm Vosses, & Wm Charles. June 11, 1683. Test’ Henderson Walker, Josiah Slocum, Wm Charles.

No. 20. Grant from Lords Pro’ unto Francis Toms, planter-478a on West side of Perq River, adj Robert Wilson, “due sd Toms for Trans’ of eleven persons into the Country.” Feb 6, 1687. Seth Sothel Gov, & Comd-in-Chief. Councillors; Thomas Miller, Anthony Slocum, James Blount, Thomas Harvey.

No. 21. Wm Charles of Yeopim, “in con’ of a plan’ where I now live, 300a up Perq River, now in poss’ of my brother Daniel (formerly John Lacys) delivered to us by our father-in-law Francis Toms, do assign to sd Francis 140a on East side of Perq River.” April 11, 1687. Test’ John Stepney, Anthony Heathcott, Edward Mayo Sen'r.

No. 22. Francis Toms of Perq River, in con’ of a plan’ on East side of sd River delivered to me by Wm Charles, do covey to sd Daniel, & Samuel Charles, Brother of sd William, 300a on West side of Perq River, “taken out of my Dividend of 580a,” adj land of Robert Wilson. Mar 26, 1687. Test’ John Stepney, Anthony Heathcoatt. Edward Mayo Sec'r.

No. 23. June 6, 1683. Francis Toms, with consent of Abigail my wife, (John Lacy Dec'd, her former husband) do give right of land at the head of Yeopim Creek, 300a called “John Lacys Plantation” unto William Charles. Test’ Joseph Goodman, Samuel Pricklove.

No. 24. William Vose of Perq River, planter-sold to Thomas Kent of Albemarle Co, parcel of land in Perquimans, on East side of the River, adj William Charles. 100a by an assignment of a Pattent from Wm West. Mar





11, 1668. Test’ Herman —wick, Arnold White. Thomas Harris Clk Court.

No. 25. Thomas Kent of Perq, Planter—“do assign all right to Land mentioned in Bill of Sale unto Ralph Fletcher.” June 27, 1672. Test’ Samuel Pricklove. Thomas Harris Clerk Court.

No. 26. Samuel Pricklove of Perq River, Planter—in con’ of £45 pd by John Durant of same, sold a patent of land given from Thomas Lepper to John Davis, from him to sd Durant, & from him to myself. April 25, 1687. Test’ Wm Chapman, Richard Eivens.

No. 27. Wm Earl of Craven, one of the Lords Pro’ grant unto Josiah Fendall, 100a in Perq Precinct, on N. Side of Albemarle River, “At Mr George Durants house,” under Seal of the Co of Albemarle, 3d of May 1684. Seth Sothel Gov. Councellors; Anthony Slocum, Thomas Harvey, James Blount.

No. 28. Lords Pro’ unto Josiah Fendall 100a on N. side of Albemarle River, in Perq Precinct, “due for trans’ two persons.” At Mr George Durants house, same date. May 3, 1684. (Court at Mr. Durant's house.)

No. 29. Tabitha Gray, widow of John Gray Dec’ bound as an apprentice her son Robert, one year old, to Daniel Snuke, for 20 years, “to do all manner of work his said Master Shall Employ him in, Said Snuke to be dilligent in bringing up said Robert Gray, & to maintain him in sickness, & health, & to find him good Wholesome meat, drink, Washing, lodging, & apparel, & at age of 21 years to pay sd apprentice 2000 lbs of Tobacco.” Aug 22, 1687. Test’ Peter Gray, Thomas Long.

No. 30. Tabitha Gray, widow of John, bound two children, Thomas, & Elizabeth, 1st seven, 2d four years old, unto Thomas Long of sd County. Thomas to serve until he is 21 years old, & Elizabeth until she be 16, or marries. Aug 22, 1687. Test’ Peter Gray, Daniel Snuke.

No. 31. “I Jean Loadman, do give to my son James, one cow & calf.” Test’ Peter Gray, Richard Buyer.

No. 32. Grant from Lords Pro’ unto Joseph Sutton of Albemarle, planter—300a on east side of Perq River, adj Debora Sutton, “due sd Sutton for trans’ six persons into the Country.” Seth Sothel Gov. Councillors; Anthony Slocum, Thomas Harvey, James Blount.

No. 33. George Castleton, to Richard Evins 150a “upon a Creek out of Perq River, called Perishoes Creek, adj James Perisho, & William Steward, sd land Surveyed by Wm James, Deputy Surveyor for the Co.” Entered May 24, 1688. Test’ Dan'l Snuke, Wm Chapman.

No. 34. Grant from Lords Pro’ to Thomas Long, planter—168a English Measure, on West side of Perq River, adj Lands of Lawrence Noggins, due sd Long for Trans’ three persons into said Co. At Mr George Durants House Feb 6, 1668.

No. 35. Thomas Long, & Alce my wife, for £60 Sterling pd by Edward Mayo, have assigned sd Patent. Feb 18, 1689. Test’ Em Nixon, Sarah Mayo.

No. 36. Grant from Lords Pro’ to Richard Eavans, of Carolina, planter—240a on west side of Perq River, “by a small Swamp, & the River Side,” adj Thomas Long, due sd Eavans for Trans’ five persons. Feb 5, 1678.

No. 37. Richard Evans, & Elizabeth his wife, for £26 pd by Edward Mayo, “assigns within mentioned Patent.” Mar 27, 1684.





No. 38. Grant from Lords Pro’ to Lawrence Noggins, planter—230a, on West side of Perq River, in Pre'ct of Perq, adj Joshua Scott. Due said Noggins for Trans of five persons into said Co. At Mr George Durants house, Feb 6, 1678.

No. 39. Jeane Nogell, Widow & relict of Lawrence, Dec'd, for the sum of £18 pd by Edward Mayo, of Perq River, “assigned my right to said Patent.” May 20, 1686.

No. 40. Elizabeth Hews, of Perq precinct, widow—late wife of Wm Hews dec'd to Thomas Harvey Esq of same, 700a English Measure. “A Neck of Land” bounded on South by River, on West by a great Swamp, which parteth this land from Richard Bentleys, & on East by mouth of Perq River.” Ack in Court June 6, 1688. Test’ Benj Laker, Cornelius Leary, Jonathan Ashford, John Spellman, Henderson Walker.

No. 41. Thomas Jacocks of the Co of Albemarle, “do give to Walter Senicer, & his heirs, a plan’ at the head of Deep Creek, on south side of Swamp.” Dec 20, 1688. Thomas & Ann Jacocks. Test’ James Davis, Henry White.

No. 42. Albemarle. June 17, 1688. Samuel Pricklove, of Perq, to Thomas Jacocks, “all right to Land, on the head of Deep Creek” 600a. Test’ Richard Craigg, Thomas Downs. Samuel Pricklove, Clerk, & Reg.

No. 43. Albemarle. Feb 15, 1689. Patrick Kenedy planter—assigns to Timothy Clare, of same Co, planter—right to Plan’ on Franks Creek. Patrick & Elizabeth Kenedy. Test’ Peter Gray, James Loadman.

No. 44. John Bellman of Albemarle, assigns to Richard Byar “houses, clear Ground on Franks Creek, on North side of River.” 25day 8mo 1687. Test’ Peter Gray, Robert Wilson.

No. 45. Thomas Sanford of Perq, to Wm Bogue, his right to Land in the “Narrows” of Perq River, on Northeast side thereof—adj lands of Richard Byar. June 29, 1689. Test’ Sam'l Pricklove, Israel Snellin.

No. 46. Cornelius Leary, of Perq precinct, & Mary his wife, to Benj Laker of same 200a on the Sound, “on West side of Wm Tettertons line.” April 22, 1689. Test’ John Bentley, Edward Mayo Senior. “Samuel Pricklove, Reg of writings.”

No. 47. John Bentley of Perq precinct, “for a sum in hand” pd by Cornelius Leary of same, sold 200a, being part of Land I live on, in lieu of 200a given him by my father Richard Bentley, as a dowry with his wife; which land was sold by my father, to Mr Benj Laker, whereon he now liveth, fronting on the Sound, adj Land whereon I now live.” April 22, 1689. Test’ Benj Laker, Edward Mayo Sen'r.

No. 48. John Eldin, to Wm Steward, & Samuel Green, “a parcel of Land adj Lands of James Perisho, with two sows, & five shoats, now running on said Land.” Feb 27, 1678/9. Test’ Sam'l Pricklove, Geo Harris.

No. 49. Albemarle. 21—3 Mo 1689. “I Francis Toms, do sell my right to Land, adj Joshua Lamb, & Wm Lawrence,” to line of Anthony Haskit. Test’ John Harlow, Mary Toms.

No. 50. David Blake of Perq, sold to Robert Beasley of same, all right to a Tract of Land—adj Peter Gray, on North side of Perq River. Mar 5, 1687. Test’ Peter Gray, Stephen Mannering.





No. 51. Wm Vose of Albemarle, planter—for £30 pd by Israel Snellin, sold 100a on North side of Perq River, between land of Ralph Fletcher, & Wm Lawrence. William & Joan Vose. Nov—1663. Test’ Wm Bundy, John Whedbee, Robert Wilson.

No. 52. Wm Vose, “for love I bear my dau’ Margaret,” wife of Jonathan Jones, do give 100a where I now live, on the “Point” of the River. Wm Vose, & Joan Vose. Aug 20, 1690. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, James Morgan.

No. 53. Daniel Snooke, & Margaret his wife, of Perq Pre'ct, “for a sum of money” pd by Cornelius Leary, & Jonathan Ashford, of same-sold plan’ on Castletons Creek, adj Wm Steward,” where we now live,” 150a. Sept 16, 1690. Test’ Wm Steward, John Bentley, Walter Cassell.

No. 54. Hannah Edge, for a valuable con’ pd by James Johnson, sold 200a, “which was entered by John Taylor dec'd.” Nov 2, 1690. Richard Plater Clerk. Test’ Richard Pope, Jonathan Bateman.

No. 55. Oct 5, 1690. James Johnson, & Rachel his wife, to Robert Beasley, Land. Test’ Charles Macdaniel, Samuel Nicholson Sen'r.

No. 56. Thomas Jacocks, & Ann his wife, of the Co of Albemarle, “assigned within mentioned Sale of land” unto Wm Bartlett. 29-11mo 1689. Test’ Henry White, James Davis. (Wm Bartlett above, married Elizabeth Durant, dau of George, & Ann Moorwood.)

No. 57. Charles Prows of Pasq, Precinct, sold to John Hodgson, all right to land on South side of Deep Creek, adj Richard Bentley. 4, 8mo 1686. Test’ Judith Sprie, —Mether.

No. 58. John Hodgson, assigns right to land, unto Robert Smith. Oct 30, 1688. Test’ Henry White.

No. 59. Robert Smith assigns right to within mentioned “bill of Sale” to Wm Bartlett. April 18, 1689. Robert, & Ann Smith. Test’ Henry White. Samuel Pricklove Reg of writings for Perq Pre'ct.

No. 60. Richard Evans, assigned Land, unto Stephen Manoring, “for the use of James Perrishaw, & his heirs.” Ack in Court July 7, 1690. Test’ Richard Dorman, Stephen Manoring.

No. 61. Edward Mayo of Perq River, for £40 pd by Anthony Dawson, of same-sold 590a, on South west side of Perq River, “as by three Patents,” under Seal of the Hon'ble Seth Sothel Esq, Gov of this Province. Aug 20, 1690. Ack at a “Grand Counsel” at the house of Mr John Harris, Feb 5, 1690-1. Test’ John Stepney, John Taylor. Richard Playtor Clerk.

No. 62. Humphrey Willis of Albemarle, Carpenter—for a con’ pd by Henry Jenkins, of sd Co, sold tract of Land on North side of Yeopim River, adj Thomas Houghton Nov 4, 1789. Henderson Walker Clerk. Test’ Henderson Walker, Thomas Houghton.

No. 63. Henry Jenkins, assigned “bill of Sale unto George Mathews, of Yeopim River.” Oct 7, 1690. Richard Plater Clerk. Test’ John Tormey, John Harlow.

No. 64. Thomas Attoway of Perq, in Co of Albemarle, for a con’ pd by Patrick Kenedy, of same-sold plan’ “bequeathed to me by Thomas Long Dec'd” Oct 2, 1690. Thomas, & Elizabeth Attoway. Test’ Stephen Manoring, Jos Hollford.

No. 65. Samuel Nicholson, for love I bear my brother, Joseph, do give 200a on North east side of Perq River, adj land formerly Joseph Scotts.





called “Log house Land” when it shall come into my hands by the death of Ann Dorman, the Relict of Christopher Nicholson Dec'd. Oct 5, 1691. Test’ Peter Gray, John Kinse, John Lawrence.

No. 66. Grant from Lords Pro’ unto Samuel Stephens Esq, Gov of Albemarle, as by “our instructions, & Commission, Annexed, wherein he is given Authority to Convey, & grant Land.” Oct A,D. 1667.

No. 67. John Bentley, Cooper—(son of Richard, of Perq Pre'ct, Cooper, Dec'd) sold 100a (part of a grt unto his father Richard Bentley, 15000a, Mar 29, 1680) unto Joyas (Josiah) Fendall, adj Cornelius Leary, & Henry Norman. Feb 4, 1691. Test’ John Harvey, John Philpotts, Alexander Lillington.

No. 68. Julianna Taylor, “hath engaged to deliver unto Capt Anthony Dawson, one heifer, in Ballance of all account between sd Parties, which Heifer sd Dawson freely gives to Jone Taylor.” Aug 29, 1692. John Stepney Reg, & Clerk. Test’ Stephen Manwarring, John Hollford.

No. 69. James Loadman of Perq, sold to Charles Macdaniel a plan’ adj Patrick Kenedy. June 21, 1692. Test’ Peter Gray, Patrick Kenedy.

No. 70. Articles of agreement; between John Foster, of Perq Pre'ct, planter—& Stephen Paine of afsd—“Joint Partners from henceforth, during their natual lives” each binds himself unto the other, in the sum of £50 Sterling. Test’ Peter Gray, Richard Davenport. Ack in Court Aug 7, 1693.

No. 71. *George Durant of Albemarle, Mariner-assigned to Hon'ble Seth Sothel right of Land, “at a Creek called Lilleys Creek, which issueth out of Perq River,” down sd River to Perq Point, & along Sound side, “Eastward of his now Cleared Ground, by virtue of a certain writing of George Catchmeyd, dated Mar 13, 1662, now upon Record” 200a. Dec 20, 1687. At a Court at Capt Woolards, Jan 6, 1689-90. John Wingate Clerk. Test’ Wm Wilkerson, John Hartley, John Davis, Henderson Walker.

No. 72. James Johnson of Perq, assigned right of within mentioned “Bill of Sale” unto Ralph Fletcher. April 17, 1693. Rachel Johnson Ack'her dower right. Test’ John Whedbee, Elizabeth Fletcher, Jun, Ralph Fletcher Jr. Edward Mayo Clerk.

No. 73. Caleb Bundy, & Jean his wife, sold to Timothy Clare a plan’ on North side of Perq River “towards the head thereof.” John Stepney Clerk. 25-2 mo 1692-3. Test’ Henry White, Thomas Symonds.

No. 74. John Foster, & Stephen Paine, in Co of Albemarle, Planters—for £27½ s10 pd by Alex Lillington of same—sold 150a on Yeopim Creek, adj John Barrow. Sept 2, 1693. Test’ Henderson Walker, John Blount, John Spelman.

No. 75. Wm Turner of “Little River” do give to my son-in-law (step-son) John Kinsie, two thirds of a Plan’ which did belong to my Predecessor John Kinsie father of sd John, on North side of Perq River, when he comes of age, “after Decease of my wife Catherine,” 150a. 6-2 mo 1694. Test’ Francis Toms, Joseph Nicholson.

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No. 76. Wm Turner, “binds himself” to pay to son-in-law John Kinse (son of wife Catherine) a “debt due him from me,” £20 Sterling, at age of 21 years. April 9, 1694. Test’ Francis Toms, Joseph Nicholson.

No. 77. Francis Toms assigned right of within mentioned Patent, to Gabriel Newby. 278a. 22-5 mo 1693. Test’ Israel Snellen, Samuel Nicholson.

No. 78. *Thomas Lepper, of Albemarle, for £20 pd by James Hogg of same-sold 166a on Yeopim Creek, “being Wester-most side of Land grt to me by Lords Pro’ April 1, 1694.” Thomas, & Ann Lepper. Test’ Robert Beasley, Elizabeth Cook, Wm Glover.

No. 79. Joseph Trowel of Perq precinct, to Thomas Horton, 640a adj James Long, on North East side of Yeopim River. Jan 1, 1693-4. Test’ John Stepney, Peter Gray.

No. 80. John Flowers, & Susanna his wife, sold a plan’ to Timothy Clare, on North side of Perq River, adj Wm Bundy, & sd Flowers. Nov 2, 1693. Test’ Patrick Kenedy, Wm Bogue. Edward Mayo Clerk.

No. 81. Timothy Clare assigned sd “Bill of Sale, within Specified” unto Robert Fraser. June 25, 1694. Test’ Peter Gray, Charles Macdaniel.

No. 82. Wm Godfrey of Albemarle, sold unto Wm Bentley 150a on West side of Little River, adj John Hawkins, & Lawrence Arnold. April 6, 1693. Test’ Henry White, Robert White, Arnold White.

No. 83. John Hawkins, doth “Engage myself never to molest, nor trouble Wm Bentley Sen'r, of a seat of Land, sd Bentley hath now bought of Wm Godfrey.” April 6, 1693. Test’ Henry White, Robert White.

No. 84. John Tomlin of Little River, planter—for “love I bear my sons: John, & William Tomlin, do give unto them, six cows each, with increase” when they are of age. To dau’ Elizabeth “six cows, two pewter dishes, & to my sd sons, & dau’ one Mare.” 20-11mo 1693-94. Test’ Thomas Twede, John Baker.

No. 85. Hannah Gosby, for Natural love I bear my son John Gosby, & dau’ Sarah Gosby, do give £30 when they are 16 years of age.” Aug 13, 1694. Test’ Stephen Manwarring, Jonathan Bateman, John Stepney.

(Note, Sarah Gosby above married Joshua Toms, son of Francis, & Priscilla.)

No. 86. Elizabeth Evans, of Perq precinct, widow—for “love I bear my youngest dau Sarah, to make her equal with her Brothers, & sisters do give 20 lbs of Pork, to be paid the 20 day of Dec after sd Sarah be married, or at 18 years of age.” Aug 23, 1694. Test’ Elizabeth Davis, Wm Glover.

No. 87. Peter Foure of Albemarle, sold to John Flowers a plan’ on North side of Alligator Creek, adj James Caron. Reg Oct 11, 1694. Test’ Francis Delamare, Patrick Kenedy.

No. 88. John Flowers, assigned right of “Bill of Sale” unto Cornelius Giles. Sept 28, 1694. John Stepney Clerk, & Reg of writings for Perq Pre'ct.

No. 89. Cornelius Giles of Perq, assigned right of a certain tract of Land, bought of Jonathan Jones, on East side of Voses Creek, at a place called

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“Doctors Plaines.” Cornelius, & Hannah Giles. Test’ Richard Flowers, Jonathan Jones.

No. 90. John Wallis of Albemarle, sold 400a to Thomas Phillips, “by Entry of sd Phillips” June 1, 1693-4. Test’ Anthony Dawson, James Fisher.

No. 91. Thomas Phillips of Perq River, sold unto Daniel Snooke right of “within bill of Saile with Consent of my wife Mary.” Oct 8, 1694. Test’ Anthony Dawson, John Lille.

No. 92. Samuel Nicholson of Albemarle, for £20 pd by Joseph Nicholson of same—sold 300a West side of Suttons Creek, “to me grt by the Lords Pro’ May 22, 1694. Seal Aug 13, 1694. Test’ John Whedbee, John Stepney.

No. 93. Wm Bundy of Albemarle, Cordwainer—for £25 pd by Timothy Clare of same, planter—sold 100a on North side of Perq River, adj Joseph Sutton Dec'd, called “Finkles Point.” Ack in Gen'l Court Nov, 1694. Test’ George Deare, Wm Glover, Richard Craigg.

No. 94. Richard Chaston of Albemarle, for a con’ pd to me by Anthony Haskit, of same—sold land called “Canoe Landing.” Ack’ April 8, 1695. Test’ Peter Gray, Gabriel Newby, Mary Newby.

No. 95. Jan 7, 1694. Charles Tailor of N. C. Cordwainer—to Jacob Overman, Bricklayer—of same, 132a “abutting on Land of John Tomlin, & Wm Jackson, & East side of Little River.” Ack’ in Gen'l Court Feb 26, 1694. Test’ Henry Whitr, Arnold White.

N. 96. Cuthbert Philps of Albemarle, planter—unto Roger Snell of same, Cooper all “my labour upon a tract of Land, on Alligator Creek, called Cedar Land.” Cuthbert, & Frances Philps. Test’ Richard Ward, Samuel Payen, Jacq lu Caron. Jan 22, 1694.

(Note, This land was in what is now Dare Co N. C.)

No. 97. Jenkins Williams, & Joanna his wife, for £5 pd by Joseph Sutton, sold 158a, & one half, (pt of a patent recorded May 15, 1694) on Perq River, adj said Sutton. Feb 7, 1694. Test’ Stephen Manwarring, James Perishow.

No. 98. Articles of agreement; between Alex Lillington, & Anthony, “Alias Tony” a Negro Slave of sd Lillington, sd negro to serve for ten years (to Dec 1705) & sd Lillington “doth oblige himself to set sd negro free at the Expiration of sd time, provided sd negro shall truely serve sd Lillington.” Aug 20, 1794. Test’ John Luigger, John Stepney.

No. 99. John Lilly of Albemarle, for £16 pd by John Godfrey of Little River, “conveyed ten cows, & five calves, being all the cattle that doth belong to me, & my Brother William Lilly, running between Little River, & Perq River.” Sept 3, 1695. Test’ Anthony Dawson, Francis Foster, John Whedbee.

No. 100. Wm Tetarton, (son of William, planter Dec'd, & Margaret Peavall his mother, Spinster) “doth bind himself an apprentice, to Benj Laker of Albemarle, precinct of Perq, planter—with Consent of his Natual Mother, Margaret Peavall, to serve sd Laker, & his wife Jane, for the term of 9 years.” Reg Nov 1, 1695. Test’ William Gardner.

No. 101. Peter Gray, sold to Anthony Haskit, a “Piece of cleared ground,” 1a adj a Plan’ called David Blakes. Oct 14, 1695. Test’ Alex Lillington, Wm Glover.

No. 102. Stephen Manwaring, for £16 pd by Jonathan Jones, sold land in Perq. Ack’ Oct 14, 1695. Test’ Elizabeth Thigpen, Mary Bolles.





No. 103. Jonathan Bateman of Perq, Planter, sold unto Samuel Parsons, of afsd planter—300a on “Beaver Cove” adj Ralph Fletcher, & sd Parsons. Sept 22, 1695. Test’ Richard Bayle. John Stepney Reg of all writings for Perq Pre'ct.

No. 104. John Bentley, (son of Richard Dec'd), with “consent of his Natual Mother Lede Hare, doth bind himself, an apprentice to Anthony Dawson, Carpenter—for five years (to Dec 3, 1700) to learn the Art, & Mistery of his Trade.” Dec 3, 1695. Test’ John Hare, John Stepney.

No. 105. Richard Bentley, sold to Wm Ray 640a “at the Bottom of the bay of Perq River” Mar 11, 1696. Test’ John Peirs, James F—nox.

No. 106. Wm Collings, of Pasquotank Precinct, for £22 s18 p8 pd by Samuel Swann, of Perq precinct, sold half of 300a “Late the property of Joshua Lamb Dec'd, called Finkleys Point.” Feb 25, 1695-6. Test’ Daniel Akehurst, Thos Pollock. Wm Glover Clerk.

No. 107. Jeane Byer of Perq, “for love I bear my son Wm Moore, do give 150a out of my Patent” adj Timothy Clare, & Wm Bogue, on South west side of “Narrows of Perq River.” July 13, 1696. Test’ Thos Abington, John Stepney.

No. 108. Jeane Byer of Albemarle, sold to Wm Butler 50a on North side of Perq River, “part of a pat for 266a taken up by me, (widow) May 1, 1694.” Seal 1—5mo 1696. Test’ Isaac Wilson, Gabriel Newby, Richard Cheston.

No. 109. Peter Gray, & Mary my wife, for £26 pd by Charles Macdaniel, sold land in Perq, “Excepting a small parcel, sold to Anthony Haskit.” Oct 13, 1696. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, John Stepney.

No. 110. Charles Macdaniel, & Elizabeth his wife, sold to Peter Gray Plan’ in Perq. Oct 13, 1696. Test’ John Stepney, Clerk of all writings for Perq Pre'ct.

No. 111. Joseph Pierce of Albemarle, for £10 pd by Peter Gray of same—sold 150a, adj 300a grt to my Brother Thomas Pierce by the Lords Pro’ Oct 12, 1696. Test’ Caleb Calloway, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 112. Oct 12, 1696. James Oates of Albemarle, “Mary Stroud doth bind to sd Oates, her Eldest dau, Easter Stroud, for 15 years.” Test’ Anthony Dawson, Cornelius Leary.

No. 113. Lords Pro’ to “our trusty, & well beloved Samuel Swann Esq, Gov of Albemarle, do give to him full Authority, by consent of Counsel, to grant Lands, as by Instructions annexed, A.D. 1667.” Given under our hand, & Seal May 1, 1668. John Archdale.

No. 114. Hon'ble Francis Toms Esq, Dept to Thomas Amy Esq, one of the Lords Pro’, “deposed that about 1669 he did see the Lords Pro’ grant to the Co of Albemarle Authority for holding Lands, with their Lordships great Seal affixed” & Hon'ble Thomas Harvey Esq Dept to John Earle of Bath, one of the Lords Pro’, deposed that “about 1670 he did see the Lords Pro’ grant to the Co of Albemarle Authority for holding Lands.” Before John Archdale Gov. (1696-7.)

No. 115. Stephen Manwarring of Perq, “Entitled to a tract of Land, 640a as by Patent, May 1, 1695, in con’ of a bill of Sale under the hand of James Perishow of same—assigns 240a, pt of sd tract, in possession of sd Stephen, at the lower End of Bear Garden along the Swamp to the Creek.” (Vosses





Creek) Jan 9, 1696-7. Test’ Anthony Dawson, Patrick Kenedy, Cullum Flyn.

No. 116. James Perishow of Perq, planter-in con’ of a Deed of Sale, from Stephen Manwaring of same—do assign unto sd Manwaring, plan’ on South west side of Perq River, down to a Creek called “Perishows” adj Wm Steward. Jan 9, 1696. Test’ Anthony Dawson, Patrick Kenedy, Cullum Flyn.

No. 117. Jonathan Jones of Pasquotank Co, for £15 pd by Stephen Manwaring, sold “Land formerly purchased from sd Manwaring, with his assignment on back of sd Patent, formerly belonging to Charles Macdaniel.” Oct 13, 1696. Test’ James Parishow, Cullum Flyn, Nicholas Johnson.

No. 118. John Haughkins (Hawkins) of Perq, planter—for 1200lbs of Sound Merchan-table Pork, do sell to John Godfrey of same 300a on South side of Little River. Sept 25, 1693. Test’ John Pell, Francis Penrice.

No. 119. Thomas Lepper, & Ann his wife, “do Alienate from us, our plan’ on Yeopim Creek where we now live,” 304a, unto Thomas Long. Jan 13, 1696/7. Test’ James Hogg, Alex Lillington, Robert Harmon.

No. 120. Richard Nowell of Little River, Perq precinct, for £9 pd by Albert Albertson Jun, assigned a patent dated Sept 1, 1694. Seal Dec 20, 1694. Test’ Richard Rooke, John Tomlin, Richard & Eleanor Nowell. John Stepney Clerk.

No. 121. Wm Vose, & Johannah his wife, for a valuable con’ pd by Stephen Manwaring, do assign our right to a plan’ whereon I now live, 50a on North side of Perq River. June 6, 1696. Test’ Wm Stewars, Edward Woodhara, Mary Long.

No. 122. April 6, 1697. Wm Chebsey of Albemarle, “doth Covenant with Robert Auston, to bind his son Francis Auston to sd Chebsey, for 12 years.” Test’ Thomas Norcom, John Stepney.

No. 123. John Whedby of Albemarle, for “Natual love, I bear my son Richard, do give to him a Plan’ on North side of Suttons Creek—stock of Hoggs, & 3 negroes, belonging to sd plantation, 4 cows, & calves, 4 ewes, & lambs, one feather bed boulster, & 2 blankets, one ring, 29 lbs of pewter, & one iron pott.” To dau Debro “one woman named Sarah, 3 cows, & calves, 6 ewes, & lambs, one feather bed & boulster, two blankets, & one ring, 20lbs of pewter, one iron Porrage pott, & an oval table. To sd son & dau; two mares, & colts, & one horse, with their increase, to be divided between them when dau Debro is 16 years of age, but if they die in Minority, to sons of my Brother George Whedby.” Ack’ April 13, 1697. Test’ Caleb Calaway, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 124. Richard Nowell of Perq; in “Lawfull possession of a plan’ on South west side of Little River, by a patent Sept 1, 1694, for love I beare my dau Alis, do give, with consent of my wife Elenor, 200a of sd Land.” April 12, 1697. Test’ Stephen Manwaring, John Stepney.

No. 125. Richard Batchler, & Katherine my now wife, (Admix of John Spellman Dec'd) for a valuable con’ sold to John Jenkins a plantation. April 12, 1697. Test’ John Barrow, Stephen Manwaring.

No. 126. Patrick Beasley, “of the upper part of Little River,” sold to John King 400a “where I now live, on South west side of Little River,”





upon Little Creeks Mouth, for £50 in hand. Jan 13, 1693. Test’ Richard Craigg, Charles Tellow.

Little River was the first town settled in Perquimans, & was for many years the seat of all the precinct Courts. Here were held many General Courts, and an Assembly met in said place in 1713, at the house of John Hecklefield. This Town was situated on the South west side of the mouth of the River, & is named as one of “four Ports of Entry” for the Province of N. C. In its confines dwelt all the early notables of the Colony, such as Wm Glover, Richard Sanderson, John Hecklefield, & Thomas Jacocks. Near or in Little River lived the redoubtable George Durant, & Court was held at his house, 1677-79 during the trial of acting Gov Thomas Miller. James Oates in whose house numerous Courts were held probably lived near, as also Thomas Blount where Court met.

No. 127. 10, 3-mo 1697. Lawrence Hunt, & Elizabeth his wife, unto John Morgan, a Patent of Land of Perq. Test’ James Perishow, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 128. James Hibens, & Eleanor his wife, & Jane Harbort, widow—doth sell a Plan’ 280a, at the mouth of Indian Creek, & Yeopim River, adj James Fisher, & Sarah Johnson. July 12, 1697. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, John Stepney.

No. 129. Daniel Snuke of Albemarle, for a Con’ pd by John Lilly of afsd-sold 200a at the head of John Pricklos Land, adj Samuel Phelps, & David Sharwood. A patent to me Feb 25, 1696. Seal Aug 7, 1697. John Stepney Clerk, & Reg. Test’ Caleb Caleway, John Whedbee.

No. 130. Jenkins Williams, assigns right of 150a unto Joseph Bennett. Oct 18, 1697. Test’ Caleb Caleway, John Whedby.

No. 131. John Hancock of Perq, sold tract of Land unto Richard Woolard of same, adj sd Woolard. Sept 8, 1697. Test’ Arthur Charlton; John Foster.

No. 132. William Butler, unto Wm Moore, all right “of within Bill of Sale” for 50a of Land, which was purchased by me of Jane Byer. July 30, 1697. Test’ Richard Cheston, Mary Newby, Gabriel Newby.

No. 133. David Sharwood of Carolina, for a Valuable Con’ pd by John Prickloe, Weaver—of same, sold 100a “on Wide of Perq River” adj Samuel Phelps & sd John Prickloe, taken up by me Jan 1, 1698. Jane Sharwood Ack’ her Dower right. Ack’ Jan 10, 1697/8. Test’ Samuel Charles, Charles Scott, Gabriel Newby.

No. 134. 14-10mo 1697. Wm Edwards, with Consent of wife Elizabeth, doth assign 200a “upon the Wide of Little River, up Deep Creek” to a Branch called “Sheltons Gut” adj Arnold White, & John Cartrite. Test’ Henry White, Robert White.

No. 135. John Fisher of Albemarle, for a Con’ pd by Wm White of same—sold 400a on North side of Yeopim River, adj Land formerly Richard Williams. Jan 12, 1693. Test’ Thomas Hassold, John Long.

No. 136. Samuel Charles of Car, Planter—to Charles Scott, planter of same—60a purchased by sd Charles of “my father” (step father) Francis Toms, as per Deed Mar 27, 1687, “on Wide of Perq River,” adj West Land of Gabriel Newby, & sd Samuel. Jan 1, 1698-9. Test’ John Pricklove, David Sharwood. Gabriel Newby.






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No. 137. Charles Scott of Car, planter—for a con’ pd by Gabriel Newby of same—Wheelwright; sold 10a on North west side of sd Newbys line. Ack Jan 10, 1698/9. Test’ John James, Wm Rivers.

No. 138. Gabriel Newby of Car, to Charles Scott of same—10a adj sd Newby, & Scott. Jan 8, 1698. Test’ John James, Wm Rivers, Thomas Nicholson.

No. 139. Samuel Nicholson, & John Nicholson, (Ex of Joseph Nicholson Dec'd) assign right of a Conveyance, unto Andrew Reed, “for a con’ pd by Joseph Nicholson, before his death.” Jan 11, 1698. Test’ Caleb Caleway, John Barrow.

No. 140. Mary Peterson, of Perq precinct, widow—to my dau Ann, “New feather bed, & Boulster, 2 Blankets, & a Rugg, 1 doz Pewter plates, & 2 Pewter Dishes, & 1 Iron Pott.” At 16 years of age “1 negro man, £40, & 4 young Sows, as a gift from me.” July 9, 1698. Test’ Caleb Calleway, John Barrow.

No. 141. Caleb Callaway, by power of Att’ from James Hogg, & Ann his wife, sold Land to Thomas Long. Oct 10, 1698. John Stepney Clk, & Reg of writings, Perq.

No. 142. James Coles Jun'r. of Nanseymond Co, in Virginia, “am firmly bound to Ann Peterson, of the Precinct of Perq, for the sum of £200 Lawful Money of Eng, & bind my self to deliver every thing mentioned in a deed of Gift made by her Mother, Miss Mary Paterson, Widow—whom I intend to marry this day.” July 16, 1698. Test’ John Whedby, John Watts, Wm Hall, James Fugett.

No. 143. May 18, 1698. Samuel Swann of Perq precinct Esq, to Henderson Walker of Chowan precinct; Whereas “a marriage is shortly to be Solemnized, between Samuel Swann, & Elizabeth Fendall, widow”—to Henderson Walker a plan’ whereon said Samuel Swann now lives, for the use of said Elizabeth, her natual life & two negroes. Ack Oct 10, 1698. Test’ Samuel Swann, Mary Lillington, Robert Harmon, Robert Fendall. (Elizabeth Fendall widow of Johnnee Lillington.)

No. 144. John Watts, Ship Carpenter—of N. C., “Thomas Cockery, doth bind himself unto said Watts, as an apprentice, to learn his trade,” for the term of four years. Sept 14, 1698. Test’ James Coles, Samuel Payen.

No. 145. N. C. James Hogg, & Ann my wife, Thomas Pierce, & Mary my wife, Fornyfield Green, & Hannah my wife, for £40 s8 pd by Wm Long, “do jointly sell a tract of Land, formerly belonging to Lawrence Consellver, lately dec'd” 250a on Indian Creek, & Yeopim River. Aug 15, 1698. Test’ James Long, Thomas Long, Wm Keeter.

No. 146. Roger Snell, for a Val’ Con’ pd by Hon'ble Thomas Harvey Esq, assigned a “Patent.” Nov 17, 1694. Test’ John Fendall, Robert Fendall, Wm Garner.

No. 147. N. C. At a Counsel Holden June 6, 1698, at the house of Mrs Elizabeth Godfrey, Present; Hon'ble Thomas Harvey Esq, Dept Governor; Hon'ble Daniel Akehurst, Francis Toms, Major Samuel Swann, Capt Henderson Walker, Lords Pro’ Dept’ “Benj Laker Esq came before this Board, & conveyed to his dau Ruth Laker 538a of Land, on the Sound side, adj a Creek





that parteth this Land from Edward Wilson,” said Land being now in poss’ of John Watts. Wm Glover Cleark of Court.

No. 148. James Cole, & Mary his wife, for £30 in hand pd by John Stepney, assigns a Patent. April 11, 1699. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, John Whedby, John Barrow Justice.

No. 149. Anthony Hasket of Perq, to John Henby, a small parcel of Land, adj plan’ formerly Richard Attkins, & along Peter Grays line, next to the “Canoe Landing.” Reg Apl 15, 1699. Anthony, & Tabytha Haskett. Test’ Peter Gray, Robert Beasley, Mary Gough.

No. 150. George Deare, & Elizabeth my wife, for £5 paid by Richard Davenport, assigns a Patent of Land. April 11, 1699. Test’ Richard Plater, James Fisher.

No. 151. Samuel Charles, & Elizabeth his wife, of the Co of Albemarle for a Val’ Con’ pd by Gabriel Newby, of same, sold 240a on West-side of Perq River, adj Robert Wilson. “Land purchased by me of my father (step father) Toms.” Mar 26, 1699. Test’ John Stepney, John Nicholson.

No. 152. “We the subscribers at the house of Richard Williams Nov 26, 1692. Said Williams being very sick,” said how he would “settle his Estate Giving all to his wife, except the Plan’, which he gave to his Dau Ruth,” after the decease of his wife. He left to Dau Jane one heifer, with all increase, given her by Richard Bentley. (Richard Williams died suddenly after the 26 of Nov 1692.) Test’ John Foster, Richard Williams, Elizabeth Brooke.

No. 153. John Pierce, for a Val’ Con’ unto Jacob Peterson Senior, of Perq. Land “Patent to me granted” Feb 25, 1696. Wm. Glover Clerk. Test’ Alex Lillingon, Caleb Callaway.

No. 154. John Stepney, & Marcy his wife, for £40 pd by James Coles, sold 300a on West-side of Perq River—“a patent granted to John Pierce Sept 1, 1694.” Seal July 11, 1699. Test’ Isaac Wilson, Daniel Phillips.

No. 155. Wm Hall of Perq precinct, assigns right of an Estate, (given to Ann Peterson, by Jacob Peterson her father Dec'd)—to James Coles of same, Con £10 to be paid to said Hall Oct 10, 1699. Test’ Daniel Phillips, Robert Fendall.

No. 156. Thomas Norcom, & Mary my wife, assigns right of within deed, to William Long. Nov 20, 1699. Test’ Mary Chew, Margaret Pafelm, John Stepney.

No. 157. Edward Holmes of Car, sold 200a “for a Val’ Con’ pd by John Lilly” Said Land taken up by Daniel Snoke, & sold to said Lilly by said Snuke, Feb 25, 1696, on lines of John Pricklove, Phelps, & David Sharwood. Elizabeth Holmes Ack her dower right. Test’ Callum Flin, Peter Gray.

No. 158. James Thigpen Att’ to Stephen Manwaring, late of N. C. sold to John Lilly of same, 30a formerly belonging to Wm Voss, purchased of said Wm Voss by Stephen Manwaring, Jan 16, 1696, on line of Francis Toms & Jonathan Jones. Oct 1, 1700. Test’ Gabriel Newby, Mary Newby.

No. 159. Robert Fendall of Perq precinct, for a Val’ Con’ pd by John Bennett of same, 300a, “part of tract granted to me by Hon'ble Henderson Walker, formerly granted to John Fendall dec'd, & lapsed for want of settling,” on West-side of Perq River, adj James Coles. Aug 30, 1700. Test’ Francis Beasley, Wm Pargiter.





No. 160. John Bennett, “assigns right of within mentioned Contents,” unto Wm Hall. Oct 8, 1700. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, John Barrow.

No. 161. Robert Fendall of Perq precinct, to Francis Beasley of same, 340a “to me granted by Hon'ble Henderson Walker Esq.” Formerly patented by John Fendall & Lapsed for want of settling, adj Lands of Mr Anthony Alexander, on South-west side of Perq River. Oct 8, 1700. Test’ James Fugett, John Yates.

No. 162. Daniel Hall assigns to John Bennett, my Plan’ & House, on my Entry of 200a of Land. Sept 30, 1700. Test’ William White, James Coles.

No. 163. John Lilly, & Hannah his wife, for a sum of Money pd by James Thigpen sold a “plan’ formerly belonging to Wm Voss,” & sold unto me by James Thigpen, Att for Stephen Manwaring. Oct 1, 1700. Nath'l Chevin Clk Court. Test’ Gabriel Newby, Mary Newby.

No. 164. Wm Glover of Pasquotank Pre'ct, in Albemarle Co, Gent; for £5 pd by Isaac Wilson, of same, 490a in Perquimans percinct, adj Robert Wilson. Nov 20, 1699. Test’ John Porter, Daniel Akehurst, Thos Abington.

No. 165. George Matthews of Perq precinct, unto Wm Wilkerson, “my whole Estate both real, & Personal.” Nov 18, 1699. In the Eleventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William III, King of England. Jan 14, 1700. Test’ Argell Simons, Thos Houghton, Samuel Heeree.

No. 166. William Long of Perq precinct, assigns right of Land on Northside of Yeopim River, called “Bennets” on lines of James Fisher, & Peter Jones. Jan 9, 1700. Test’ Christ’ Butler, Peter Gray, Thos Long.

No. 167. Anthony Alexander, & Ann his wife of Perq, to Thomas Harvey of afsd, 75a “on Southwest side of Perq River, adj Francis Beasley, & Jonathan Taylors Survey.” Ack’ July 8, 1701. Test’ Wm Pargits, James Coles.

No. 168. Anothony Alexander, & Ann his wife, sold to Frances Beasley of Perq, 275a on Southwest side of Perq River, adj sd Francis. Ack July 8, 1701. Test’ Wm Pargiter, John Falconer.

No. 169. Wm Fryly of Perq precinct, Joiner—& Grace his wife; Thomas Blount, & Mary his wife of Chowan precinct, to Edmond Peirce of Chowan Gent, sold 1050a called “Old Scotts” on North side of Perq River, formerly Joshua Scotts Land. June 6, 1701. Test’ Daniel Bret, Richard Smith, Henderson Walker.

No. 170. Wm Barrow, & Elizabeth his wife of Albemarle, for £20 pd by John Hopkins of same—sold 140a on North side of the Sound, & Cypress Swamp, adj Gov Harvey, & Cornelius Learle, “Land Surveyed for John Bentley, & by him given to his wife, which by Inheritance came to me.” Mar 20, 1699. Test’ Sarah Long, John Stepney.

No. 171. Edmond Peirce of Chowan & Sarah his wife, for a con’ pd by Wm Farly of Perq, sold Plantation called “Old Scotts” 1050a on North side of Perq River. Test’ James Blount, Kathran Taylor. June 8, 1701.

No. 172. Joshua Lamb of Roxborough, Co of Suffolk, province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, Yeoman—Eldest son of Joshua Lamb of same, Merchant Dec'd, for £27 s10 pd by Samuel Swann Esq of Perq. sold 300a on North east side of Perq River, adj Timothy Clare, & John Lawrence. Nath'l Chevin Clek. Ack’ in Gen'l Court July 30, 1701. Test’ John Tucker, Moses Abott, Simon Daniel, Eliezer Moody.





No. 173. Jeane Bier, widow—“do give to my son Wm Moore a Patent of Land, from me and my Now husband William Newby, after the death of both of us.” Aug 12, 1701. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, John Barrow, Isaac Wilson.

No. 174. James Thigpen Att’ to Stephen Manwaring of Perq, for a Valuable con’ pd by John Flowers of same—sold 80a on Western side of “Long Reach, in the Narrows of Perq River” adj Francis Toms Sr. Aug 12, 1701. Test’ John Barrow, Francis Foster.

No. 175. Samuel Swann Esq, & Elizabeth his wife, to our son Samuel Swann, 100a bounded on the South by the Sound, on West by Henry Normans land, & on East by land of Cornelius Leary. Aug 28, 1701.

No. 176. Oct 14, 1701. John Anderson, unto James Laeton (Layden) Land. Jane Anderson Ack’ her dower. John Stepney Clk.

No. 177. Robert Latton of Perq, planter—for a con’ sold 200a adj Arthur Carlton,” & plan’ where Mary Rucks Now dwelleth” upon the head of Deep Creek. Feb 13, 1701. Test’ Richard Plater, Hugh Campbell.

No. 178. Ann Wilson, widow, & Relict of Robert Wilson Dec'd,* doth assign “my Interest in Estate, both Real, & Personal unto John Belman, & Isaac Wilson, (her son, & son-in-law) jointly to possess, & Enjoy.” 11-5mo 1701. Test’ David Sherwood, Joseph Smith, George Bion.

No. 179. Christopher Butler, Att’ to Stephen Manwaring, sold to John Anderson Land on North-east side of Perq River, called “Pricklows plan’ ” adj Thomas Atterway, & Francis Foster, formerly Edward Norwoods land—209a. Reg Oct 16, 1701. Test’ James Ward, Joannah Ward.

No. 180. Wm Godfrey of Perq precinct, “Released unto John Arnold, of same, all right to Land—150a on Little River.” Aug 26, 1701. Test’ Wm Glover, Robert White, Joseph Glover. Hon'ble Wm Glover Esq Governor.

No. 181. John Stepney of Albemarle, Att’ to John Slocum of Pamlico River, Co of Beath (Bath) province of N. C. for £25 pd by Thomas Norcum of Albemarle, assigned Patent to said Norcum. Jan 13, 1701/2. Test’ Ralph Fletcher.

No. 182. Richard Davenport of Perq, Carpenter—with “Consent of my wife Joanna, but more Especially for the Love we bear our Dau, wife of John Foster, of said place”—do give to said John & Elizabeth Foster—170a, “between the great Marsh,” & Land of Archibald Holmes. Ack At Genl. Court July 20, 1701. Test’ John Stepney, Caleb Callaway. Nath'l Chevin Clk.

No. 183. Richard Fox assigns all Right to above mentioned Patent, unto Daniel Oneel. Nov 1, 1700. Test’ Timotry Cleare, Francis James.

No. 184. Daniel Oneel doth Assign my Right of this Patent, unto William Bogue. Mar 12, 1702. Test’ David Elder, Daniel Jones, Richard Cheston.

No. 185. Samuel Swann Jun'r, for a Val’ Sum of Money, pd by Major Samuel Swann, assigned a Plantation. Reg April 16, 1702. Test’ Francis Foster, James Coles.

No. 186. “Thomas Harvey, & Margaret my wife,” assigns right of Land, to Mary Coffin. April 14, 1702. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, John Stepney.

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No. 187. Robert Fendall of Perq precinct, for £5 pd by Samuel Swann Esq of said precinct, do “Release 100a on North-side of Roanoak Sound,” in said Precinct, adj Lands of Henry Norman, & Cornelius Leary. April 14, 1702. Test’ Samuel Swann Jun'r, Francis Beasley.

No. 188. James Coles, & Mary my wife, of Perq precinct, Carpenter—for £30 pd by Lewis Alex Knight, & Emanuel Knight, (Brother, of afore) planters; sold plan’ bought of Wm Hall, heir to Ann Peterson Dec'd, on North-east side of Perq River—100a, adj Land of Christopher Nicholson, into the woods to “Mile End,” & on South adj Land of John Kinsey. Bill of Sale dated Mar 14, 1672, & was sold to Thomas Kent by Wm Voss, being part of 200a Patent from his Majesty, & signed by Sir William Berkeley, Sept 26, 1663, April 4, 1702. Test’ Samuel Swann, Jun'r, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 189. Wm Godfrey of Perq precinct, to Thomas Bartlet of same, for £30 pd by said Bartlett, assigns plan’ upon the Banks of Little River, now in poss’ of said Godfrey, adj lands of said Bartlet on the North, & on the South the Dower Lands of Mrs. Elizabeth Hecklefield—300a. Test’ John Falconer, Wm Barclift, Wm Glover, Joseph Glover. Ack in Gen'l Court Mar 3, 1702. Nath'l Chevin Clk.

No. 190. Jenkins Williams, & Joanna his wife, for a Val’ Con’ pd by Mr John Bire (Bier assigns “our Plan’ between lands of Mr Ralph Fletcher, & Joseph Sutton,” 150a. Ack in Gen'l Court Aug 2, 1700. Test’ John Wiloby, Lenard Lafton.

No. 191. Thomas Bird, assigns Right to within Conveyance, to Thomas Harvey. Feb 10, 1701. Test’ Samuel Persons, Geo Fletcher.

No. 192. Ralph Fletcher Sr, of Perq, to dau Margaret 170a on North west side of land seated by Jenkins Williams, & South west side of “Grassy Point Gut.” Mar 21, 1702. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, Jane Fletcher, Orphans Court Aug 11, 1702.

No. 193. July 23, 1701. Wm Friley, & Grace his wife, dau of Joshua Scott Dec'd, for £15 pd by Ezekiel Moadley (Modlin) sold 66a on North side of Perq River, being one third of 200a formerly belonging to sd Joshua Scott. Test’ Daniel Hall, Joseph Sutton, John Bird.

No. 194. Richard Woolard, & Ann his wife, for a con’ pd by Thomas Haires (Hare) sold 150a on North side of the head of Yeopim River. July 24, 1702. Test’ Christopher Butler, Joanna Ward. Peter Godfrey Clk.

No. 195. Patrick Kanidy, (Kenedy) doth assign Right of a Patent, unto James Fugett, for £14. Oct 29, 1700.

No. 196. “Parties to this Indenture, have set their hands, day, & year written.” In presence of Thomas Snoden, Francis Foster, Jan 14, 1702-3. Thomas Snoden Reg of Perq.

No. 197. Francis Beasley, & Hannah his wife of Perq, for a con’ sold to Thomas Gray of afsd—190a adj South east side of Wm Halls land, on South west side of Perq River. Sept 2, 1702. Test’ John Anderson, Richard Ross. Peter Gray Clk.

No. 198. Hannah Snelling,* widow of Israel, of Perq Pre'ct, “for Love I bear my Daughters; Richel, & Esther Snelling, do give part of my Estate

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one young mare bought of Samuel Nicholson, with her increase,” To dau Rachel one cow, named “Tulip” to dau Esther one cow, & calf named “Meele,” to Rachel my great Bible, & to each “one Iron Pot.” 8-12mo 1702. Test’ Francis Toms, Timothy Clare.

No. 199. July 13, 1702. John Hufton of Perq, for £20 pd by John Parish, sold 524a on Little River, at the mouth of Deep Creek, adj sd Parish, & Wm Man. Land grt to me Sept 1, 1694. Seal Aug 1, 1702. Test’ James Newby, Wm Glover.

No. 200. William Turner of Perq, & Ann his wife, assigned a Patent, to James Newby of Pasquotank precinct. Reg Mar 10, 1702-3. Test’ Wm Barclift, Peter Godfrey.

No. 201. James Newby of Pasq, sold within Patent unto James Foster of Perq. Mar 9, 1702-3 Sarah Newby Ack’ her Dower right. Test’ Wm Barclift, Peter Godfrey.

No. 202. John Hopkins of Perq, for £3 to be pd in Pork, by John Hare Jr. sold 10a on North east side of Yeopim River, adj John Hare Sr, & John Hopkins. Nov 26, 1702. Test’ James Coles, John Stepney.

No. 203. Mar 23, 1703. Robert Hosea of Perq, & Mary Rooks of same—assigned to “Robert Hosea, & heirs of his body, by my dau his wife, 150a on North west side of Deep Creek, formerly Surveyed by Richard Rooks.” Test’ John Anderson, John Foster.

No. 204. Isaac Wilson of Perq Pre'ct, planter—for £5 pd by Ralph Bosman, sold 150a “on East-side of great Pond, to the small Ponds, & the head of Robert Wilsons Creek, & down said Branch to Horse Bridge, being line between Isaac Wilson & Samuel Phelps.” Mar 9, 1702/3. Isaac Wilson, & Ann Wilson. Test’ James Coles, Peter Godfrey.

No. 205. Mar 9, 1702/3. “In the first year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne, of England.” Peter Gray of Chowan Pre'ct, planter—& Peter Godfrey of Perq Pre'ct, Merchant—for £3 paid by said Peter Gray, “all my Tenement” 144a on North-side of the “Narrows” of Perq River, adj on one side Plan’ formerly Patrick Kenedies, & on the other, land of Wm Bogue, said land lately in the tenure of Peter Gray, father of said Peter Gray, since Dec'd, of which Peter Gray now hath part there-of. At a Court held at the house of Capt James Coles — 1702/3. Test’ John Falconer, Thomas Snoden.

No. 206. Oct 28, 1702. John Willoby of Perq precinct, to John Anderson, of same, for £19 11 pence, pd by said Anderson, assigns Plan’ on Banks of Perq River—248a, now in poss’ of said Willoby. Ack in Gen'l Court Oct 20, 1702. Test’ Thomas Twedie, Wm Stephens, George Kinzerly.

207. Mary Coffin, Widow—of Perq Pre'ct, for £3 Sterling, pd by James Anderson, of Same, assigns Land. Court at Capt James Coles, Mar. 1702. Test’ James Coles, Peter Godfrey.





No. 208. Richard Davenport, of the Precinct of Perq, for “Natual Love & Aff’ I bear to my son John Davenport, of same,” assigns plan’ on Yeopim Creek, where said Richard now lives—300a. Also one small Island, called “Bats grave,” by Estimation 27a. July 3, 1703. Test’ John Stepney, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 209. John Davenport of Perq Pre'ct, planter—for the “Yearly Rent of one ear of Indian, payable at the feast of pentecost, have sold to Richard Davenport, my father, all that plan’ whereon said Richard now lives,” with the Island called “Batts Grave,” 317a. July 13, 1703. Test’ John Stepney, Peter Godfrey.

No. 210. July 13, 1703. Anthony Alexander, & Anne his wife, of Perq Pre'ct, to Thomas Evans of same, Boatright—for £26 assigned 359a, on Perq River. Test’ James Foster, Peter Gray.

No. 211. Richard Burtonshall, & Priscilla my wife, of N. C. for £12 pd by John Yates, of same—220a on West-side of Perq River. July 13, 1703. Test’ John Stepney, Peter Godfrey.

No. 212. Ralph Fletcher Sen'r of Perq Pre'ct, for “Love, & Natual Aff’ that I do bear to my Son Ralph Fletcher Jun'r, Bequeath to said son all my plan’ lying betwixt land of Francis Toms Sen'r, & Land of Rachel Snelling,” dau of Israel Dec'd. Jan 12, 1703/4. Thomas Snoden Clerk of Court. Test’ Francis Foster, James Coles.

No. 213. Ralph Fletcher Jun'r of Perq Pre'ct, for Love & Aff’ I bear My father Ralph Fletcher Sen'r, “do give to him half of that plan’, between land of Francis Toms Sen'r, & Rachel Snelling,” dau of Israel Dec'd. Jany 14, 1703/4. Test’ Francis Foster, James Coles.

No. 214. Jan 10, 1703. Capt Ralph Fletcher of Perq Pre'ct, for £20 to Richard Burtonshall, Planter—assigns plan’, now in poss’ of said Burtonshall, 300a. Reg Jan 13, 1703/4. Test’ Thomas Snoden, Thomas Houghton.

No. 215. Jan 10, 1703/4. Francis Foster of Perq precinct, Gent—& Hannah his wife; to Thomas Snoden of same, Planter—for £8, assigns Land, ”at the head of Thomas Atteways Land,” on Pocoson, & Lillys Creek. Reg Jan 13, 1703/4. Test’ Denis Macklenden, Thos Houghton, John Stepney.

No. 216. Wm Fryley of the Precinct of Chowan, Carpenter—& Grace his wife, to Capt James Coles of Perq Pre'ct, Carpenter—& Mary his wife—640a on Wide of Perq River. Con’ £70 Sterling. Reg Jan 13, 1703/4. Test’ Richard French, Henry Sprig, Jno Brown.

No. 217. Aug 13, 1730. Bartholomew Phelps, & Elizabeth his wife, of Scuppennong, in Perq Pre'ct, Co of Albemarle, to Anthony Alexander of same, for £12 pd by said Anthony—380a in Scuppennong, on the Sound, formerly owned by Benj Massagay. Reg Jan 13, 1703/4. Test’ Thos Snoden, John Falconer.

No. 218. John Shaw assigns all Right to “within Contents,” to James Newby. April 11, 1704. Test’ Thos Snowden, John Stepney.

No. 219. April 11, 1704. James Morgan Sen'r of Perq Pre'ct, Planter—“for Love & Aff’ I have to my son Williiam Morgan,” hath given 100a to him, on Vosses Creek, adj James Thigpen, & Thomas Harveys plan’. Test’ Anthony Haskins Sen'r (Haskit), Peter Gray.

No. 220. Jan 9, 1703. Peter Godfrey of Perq Pre'ct, Merchant—to Anthony Haskins Sen'r of same, planter—for £3 s5—pd by said Haskins, 140a on North





side of Narrows of Perq River, adj plan’ formerly Patrick Kennedies, & Wm Bogue, lately in tenue of Peter Gray dec'd. Test’ John Brown, Richard Grey.

No. 221. July 13, 1702. John Anderson, & Jeane his wife, of Perq precinct, to John Hawkins of same, planter—150a on North-east side of Perquimans River, called “Norwoods Old field” Test’ John Willoughbee, Robert White.

No. 222. Feb 22, 1703/4. Thomas Evins of Perq precinct, to Jeremiah Goodridge of same, for £30 in hand, assigned plan’ purchased of Anthony Alexander—359a late in the tenue of Thomas Evans. Test’ Caleb Calleway, Thomas Snoden.

No. 223. Ralph Fletcher “the Elder,” of Perq, “for Love & Aff, I do bear by Dau Margaret Harvey, wife of Thomas Harvey,” of afore’ have given Land, adj that seated by Jenkins Williams, & East by Grassy point Gut. 170a. April 11, 1704. Test’ John Stepney, Tho Snoden.

No. 224. David Harris, & Elizabeth his wife, to Thomas Harvey, 200a on Vosses Creek, adj John Morgan, Wm Morgan, & Francis Toms. Jan 2, 1703/4. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, John Flowers.

No. 225. Thomas Harvey & Margaret his wife, for a Val’ Con’ in hand, pd by David Harris, assigns whole plan’ (328a) on Grassy Point, on North-west side, “with all things there-unto, Except my Stock, & Movables.” Jan 22, 1703/4. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, John Flowers.

No. 226. James Beasley of Chowan Pre'ct, for a Val’ Con’ pd by Francis Wells of same, 282a upon Perq River, adj Pete Gray—a patent Granted Robert Beasley dec'd may 1, 1694. With Consent of my Wife Mary Beasley. April 10, 1704. Test’ John Anderson, Peter Godfrey.

No. 227. Archibald Holmes Att’ to Wm Barrow, assigns “all right of within premises,” to Anthony Wherry. April 11, 1704. Test’ John Anderson.

No. 228. Wm Jackson assigns all Right of 208a, part of 312a named in Patent to Richard Nowell. July 11, 1704. Test’ Tho Snoden, Denis Macklenden, John Anderson.

No. 229. John Winbury, by virtue of a Power, given me by Richard Nowell, assined Right of 200a part of 400a in Patent to Wm Jackson. July 11, 1704. Test’ Tho Snoden, Denis Macklenden, John Anderson.

No. 230. Thomas Cartright Sen'r, to Samuel Right—95a on South-side of Deep Creek, adj Wm Godfrey, & Wm Hunt, “belonging to me Wm Terrell, in New England.” April 25, 1704. Test’ Thomas Twedie, Wm Twedie.

No. 231. Thomas Ayres, assigns “Right of within mentioned Deed of Sale,” to Wm Williams. July 14, 1704. Test’ John Stepney Reg of Perq.

No. 232. Anthony Haskit Sen'r, of Perq, assigns “all Right, wife Tabitha Joining with me” to land, unto son Anthony Haskitt Jun'r. July 11, 1704.

No. 233. James Anderson & Debrow, my wife, to John Volloway, both of Perq precinct, 275a, surveyed by Samuel Swann Jr, for Anthony Alexander, & sold by him to Thomas Harvey, by him unto Mary Coffin, & by said Mary to me. Land on South-west side of Perq River, adj Francis Beasley. May 9, 1704. Test’ John Anderson.

No. 234. Wm Williams of Chowan Pre'ct, Carpenter—for £10 s7 pd by Thomas Norcom, of same, planter—sold 150a in Perq precinct, Surveyed in the name of Richard Woolard, & sold by him to Thomes Ayres, & by said Ayres to me. Oct 7, 1704. Test’ Thos Snoden, Aughter (Arthur) Carlton, Richard Woolard.





No. 235. Thomas Norcom of Perq precinct, planter—for a sum of money pd by Thos. Snoden of same, “assigns within mentioned Deed of Sale.” Oct 7, 1704. Test’ Arthur Carlton, Smethwick Warburton.

No. 236. *Wm Bogue of Albemarle, for a Val’ Con’ pd by Wm Newby, conveyed to said Newby, Isaac Wilson, John Prickloe, & Wm Moore, one a of Land, to belong to a Society of Protestant Desenters; Vulgarly called “Quakers” living in Perq precinct, “upon which a House of Worship has already been Built.” Land formerly belonging to James Lodman, & now leased to Anthony Haskit, on Perq River. 2 day 6 mo 1704. Test’ Francis Toms, Francis Wells, Francis Toms, Jr.

No. 237. John Davenport of Perq Pre'ct, planter—for a Val’ Sum pd by Alexander Ray, assigned 100a “on Albemarle Sound, Opposite Batts Grave.” Reg Oct 12, 1704. Test’ Archibald Holmes, John Anderson.

No. 238. John Foster, with Consent of my wife Elizabeth, assigns Right of within mentioned Deed of gift to John Davenport. Oct 10, 1704. Test’ Dennis Macklenden, John Yates.

No. 239. Richard Burtonshall, assigns “Right to within Bill of Sale,” to David Harris. 11 of 7 mo 1704. Test’ Francis Toms, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 240. Jan 8, 1704/5. James Coles of Perq precinct, to John Pettiver of same, for £60 assigns “Dividend of Land Granted to John Peire, under the hand of Phillip Ludwell Gov; & Thomas Harvey, Francis Toms, Benj Laker, & Thomas Pollock, of the Counsel. By said John Peairee “Conveyed to Jacob Peterson, & said Peterson Dying left it to Mary wife of James Coles, she being widow of said Peterson.” Test’ John Falconer, John Foster.

No. 241. John Vollway & Jean my wife, for a Val’ Con’ assigns Land to David Right 50a. Surveyed by Samuel Swann Jr, for Anthony Alexander, & sold by him to Thomas Harvey, & by him to Mary Coffin, on South-west side of Perq River. Dec 27, 1704. Test’ John Vallway, Jan Vallway.

No. 242. John Yates & Elizabeth my wife, assigns “Bill of Sale,” to Richard Burtonshall. Jan 5, 1704/5.

No. 243. John Norcom, & Elizabeth his wife of Perq precinct, for a Sum of Money pd by Henry Warring of same, sold Land on Sound side, adj Henry Norman, & Mr Mins (Ming) called the “Gore” 122a. Jan 6, 1704/5. Test’ George Kinisle, Richard Leary.

No. 244. Henry Warring, & Elizabeth his wife, sold 400a on Yeopim Creek, to John Norcom, adj Land of Robert Harmon, & Anthony Wherry, known as “Walter Greens Plantation,” on West-side of Creek. Reg April 11, 1705.

No. 245. Richard Burtonshall of Perq Pre'ct, for a Val’ Con’ pd by Andrew Reed of same, assigned Plantation. April 9, 1705. Test’ Dennis Macklenden, Tho Snoden.

No. 246. John N. Norcom, assigned unto Richard Skinner all Right to within Patent. April 10, 1705. Test’ Wm Hall, Jno Falconer.

No. 247. Archibald Holmes, assigns within Patent, unto Edward Wilson. April 9, 1705.

No. 248. Alexander Ray, assigns “Right of within Deed of Sale” unto Archibald Holmes. April 10, 1705.

No. 249. Ezekiel Mauldin, for £7 s10 to me pd by Timothy Clear, assigns Land. April 26, 1705.

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No. 250. Oct 26, 1704. Esau Albertson of Perq Pre'ct, planter—to Mary Rooks, Widow of Richard Rooks, for £5 pd by said Mary, assigns 150a at the head of Deep Creek, “now in Occupation of Me” by order of Counsel, Mar 29, 1701. Test’ Samuel Norton, Tho Snoden, Geo Harris.

No. 251. Henry Warren, & Elizabeth his wife, for £10 s10 pd by James Minge, sold Land called the “Gore” 122a, adj Henry Norman, & James Minges own Land. Mar 27, 1705. Test’ Richard Leary, Jeremiah Banns.

No. 252. John Haire, assigns “Right of within Bill of Sale,” to John Bennett Sen'r. Aug 29, 1705. Test’ Jno Falconer, Samuel Hearse.

No. 253. John Hair, for £14 pd by John Bennett Sen'r, assigns 100a on North-east side of Yeopim River, adj Geo Matthews, & Hopkins plantations. “Except a Nursery growing in my Corn field, & all my Corn, Peas, beans, & Cotton* growing in my fields.” Aug 29, 1705. Test’ Jno Falconer, Samuel Hearse.

No. 254. Wm White of Perq Pre'ct, for a Sum of Money, pd by Wm Pargeter, of same, sold “my Dividend of Land,” on North-east side of Yeopim River—200a adj Lands Surveyed for the Dau of Richard Williams Dec'd, at a place called “Deep Branch.” Oct 6, 1705. Test’ Tho Snoden, Tho Houghton.

No. 255. John Falconer, of Chowan Pre'ct, for a Sum of Money, pd by John Gray of Perq Pre'ct—assigns Land, “in the Narrows of Perq River,” formerly property of Patrick Kenedy. Sept 3, 1705. Test’ Tho Snoden, Tho Houghton.

No. 256. Arnold White, & Parthene his wife, to John Cartrett (Cartright) of Albemarle Co, for £6 pd by Aughter (Arthur) Carlton, of same, sold 200a on West-side of Little River, up Deep Creek, on a Branch called “Sheltons Gut.” Reg Jan 10, 1705. Test’ Tho Snoden, John Stepney.

No. 257. The “Subscribers assign Right of within Deed of Sale,” to Gilbert Goodale. Jan 8, 1705/6. Aughter (Arthur) Carlton. Test’ John Stepney, Tho Snoden.

No. 258. Arther Carlton, of Chowan precinct, Wheelmaker—for £7 pd by Gilbert Goodale, of Perq Pre'ct, planter—sold 60a of Land called “Dogwood Neck.” Jan 5, 1705/6. Arthur Carlton. Test’ John Stepney, Tho Snoden.

No. 259. John Parish of Perq, for a “Val’ sum of Money” pd by John Newby, of the Pre'ct of Pasquotank, sold Land. Jan 8, 1705. Test’ Christopher Nichols, Samson Swann.

No. 260. Francis Toms of Albemarle, to Thomas Pierce, Wm Bogue, Isaac Wilson, & Gabriel Newby, one acre of Land, “to belong to a Society of Protestant Desenters, Vulgarly called Quakers, living in Perq Precinct” where on a “house is there built to Worship God in.” Jan 11, 1705. Francis Toms Sen'r. Test’ Mary Toms, John Stepney, James Coles.

No. 261. David Harris of Perq River, to Daniel Jones—180a on Voss's Creek, & Long Branch, adj John Morgan, & Francis Toms. June 10, 1706. Test’ Francis Toms Jun'r, Margaret Toms.

No. 262. Francis Wells of Albemarle, for a Val’ Con’ pd by Gabriel Newby—sold 50a of Land, adj Peter Gray, “part of Tract formerly belonging to Robert Beasley, & left to his son James Beasley.” 17 d 7 mo 1706. Test’ Richard Cheston, Wm Moore.

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No. 263. John Bennett of Perq precinct, planter—for £13 pd by Daniel Hall of afore’, planter—“Plantation on Wide of Indian Creek”—120a. July 5, 1706.

No. 264. Thomas Pollock of Chowan precinct, to Samuel Bond of Perq, planter—“Right of Land on Perq River—128a, where said Samuel now lives.” July 2, 1706. Test’ Wm Johnson, John Yates.

No. 265. Peter Baudrey of Perq precinct, Millwright—& Rachel my wife. for £13 p8 paid by Wm Long of afore’. sold a Plantation. Sept 17, 1706. Test’ Ann Stiball, Tho Snoden.

No. 266. Feb 6, 1705/6. Wm White of Perq precinct, planter—& Anne his wife. to Peter Baudry of same, Millwright—for £10 pd by said Baudry sold Land “on East-side of Indian Creek, in Yeopim River”—200a adj Land of Wm Parqittor, & Maj Alex. Lillington, now in poss’ of said Wm White. Test’ John Falconer, Tho. Snoden.

No. 267. Robert Douglas of Chowan precinct, planter—& Anne my wife, for a sum of money pd by Edward Berry, of Perq precinct,” assigns plan’ on North-east side of Yawpim River,” adj Land belonging to dau of Richard Williams Dec'd, & John Hopkins—200a. Surveyed in the name of Robert Inkinson dec'd, & now in the tenure of Edward Berry. Jan 15, 1705/6. Test’ Tho's Clark, Tho Snoden.

No. 268. Edward Berry, for a Val’ Con’ sold to Peter Jones of Perq Pre'ct, “all right to within mentioned Deed,” At a Court held for Perquimans Feb 1, 1705/6. Test’ Wm Long, Tho. Snoden.

No. 269. Wm Glover of Perq precinct, Esq—for £28 pd by Jonathan Stanley, of same, Mariner—“all my Plan” 316a on South-west side of Little River, between Lands of John Arnold, & Thomas Holloway. Reg April 15, 1707. Test’ Robert Hosea, John Arnold, Joseph Glover, John Willoughby.

No. 270. Samuel Bond of Perq precinct, unto Susanna Robinson of same, part of Tract of Land where I now live, called “cuthrs” (Cruthers) 640a April 3, 1707. Test’ Wm Carman, Timothy Winslo.

No. 271. Edward Phelps of Chowan precinct sold to Wm Stevens of Perquimans, 264a of Land. Jan 4, 1705/6. Test’ Godfrey Spruiel, Geo Durant. Thomas Abington C. C. (Pasq Pre'ct).

No. 272. Edward Phelps of Albemarle, appoints Mr. James Fox of same, Att to this Court, in a sale of Land to Mr. Wm Stevens, of same, called “Whiteoak Land” on South-side of Albemarle Sound, “between Scupernong, & Alegater.” Aug 26, 1706. Frances Phelps, her dower right.

No. 273. Richard Leary, for a Val’ Con’ assigns a Patent, taken in the name of Jane Charles, lately in poss’ of Tho's Norcom, & now in my possession. Aug 22, 1707. Test’ John Stepney, Wm Long.

No. 274. Thomas & Mary Norcom doth make over unto Richard Leary, our right in Lands, in the Neck, between Yawpim Creek, & River. April 8, 1707. Test’ John Lillington, Thomas Snoden. (Harveys Neck.)

No. 275. Richard Leary of Perq precinct, appoints Mr. James Ming, of same place, merchant—Att’ to sell Land to John Wyatt, on west-side of Yawpim Creek—288a adj John Barrows line. Sept 22, 1707. Test’ Edward Wilson, Wm Wilson.

No. 276. John Wyatt, & Rachel my wife, assign our right of within patent unto Richard Leary. Aug 22, 1707. Test’ John Stepney, Wm Long.





No. 277. John Bennet, assigns right to within deed of sale of John Bennet Sen'r. Aug 13, 1707. Test’ Tho. Horton, Wm Houghton. George Lumley Clk Court.

No. 278. John Benet, assigns right to John Yelverton. Aug 13, 1707.

No. 279. John Bennet assigns right to within Deed, to John Yelverton. Aug 13, 1707. Test’ Tho Houghton, Wm Houghton.

No. 280. Daniel Guthry of Perq precinct, assigns Right of a Patent of Land, to Edward Ellston, of Gloster Co in Virginia. Jan 12, 1708/9. Test’ Richard French, Isaac Wilson.

No. 281. John Flowers Sen'r assigns Right, to David Harris. Jan 12, 1708. Test’ Timothy Clare, John Stepney.

No. 282. David Harris, assigns Right, to Peter Howerd. Jan 10, 1708/9. Test’ Timothy Clare, John Stepney.

No. 283. Daniel Jones of Albemarle, for a Val’ Con’ sold unto Timothy Clare, 180a in Perq Pre'ct, “upon Vosses Creek, adj Land of John Morgan, & Francis Toms. Land purchased by me of David Harris.” June 10, 1706. Seal Jan 8, 1708. Test’ Gab'l Newby, Wm Newby Jun'r.

No. 284. “Samuel Bond, & Elizabeth my wife of Perq precinct, to John Pricklowe of same, all Right in a Tract of Land on Cypress Swamp—625a, adj land of Gabriel, & Nathan Newby.” 13d, mo 1708. Test’ Wm Bogue, Peter Albertson.

No. 285. Samuel Nicholson of Perq River, “in Con’ of the Love I bear my Dau Abigal Albertson, do give to her my Plan’ at the River side, next to Ezekiel Modlins line, the other part being possessed by Ann Dorman. Said Dau to have one half of said Land—200a, & if she die without issue, to dau Hannah Nicholson.” 12d, 2mo 1708. Samuel & Elizabeth Nicholson.

No. 286. John Hallum of Perq Pre'ct, for a Val’ Con’ in hand, to Thomas Bartlett, “Right of Land at the head of Lilleys Creek,” adj Wm Godfrey—150a. Mar 10, 1709. Test’ Harris Willoughby, I. Darm.

No. 287. John Hopkins, with Consent of Sarah his wife, deed to Thomas Long. Con’ £27 pd by said Long. Jan 6, 1708/9. Test’ John stepney, Richard Leary.

No. 288. Christopher Nicholson, & Mary his wife, “of the North-side of Suttons Creek, on the Road of Perq,” assigns Right of a Patent to Nathaniel Albertson. May 3, 1709. Test’ Orlando Payne, Nathaniel Nicholson.

No. 289. Charles Wilkins planter—& Elizabeth my wife to Patrick Eggerton, 15a on North-east side of Yeopim River, Pattented in the name of James Fisher dec'd, & since in Occupation of Patrick Eggerton, planter. Feb 1, 1708/9. Test’ Nicholas Crisp, Daniel Cox.

No. 290. John Lillington of Chowan Pre'ct, Gent—for £35 pd by John Bennett of Perq precinct, 170a of Land in Perq, upon Yeopim Creek. Surveyed in the name of Maj Alex Lillington. April 1, 1709. Test’ Thomas Snowden, Mary Jackson.

No. 291. John Yelverton, & Elizabeth my wife, “do assign our Right of within Pattent to Patrick Eggerton.” July 12, 1709. Richard Leary Clk.

No. 292. John Yelverton & Elizabeth my wife. (To same) July 12, 1709. Test’ Lemuel Taylor, Peter Hord.

No. 293. John Yelverton & wife Elizabeth. (Same Parties) July 14, 1709.





No. 294. Thomas Harvey of Perq Pre'ct, Planter—for £25 pd by Timothy Clare of same, sold Land on Upper Vosses Creek, adj Land of John Morgan, William Morgan, & Francis Toms— 200a. “An Estate of Inheritance.” Test’ Wm Moore, Joseph Jessop. Thomas & Margaret Harvey. Samuel Nicholson, Att to Margaret Harvey. Ack in Gen'l Court Mar 31, 1709. Go Lumly Clk.

No. 295. John Newby assigns “Right to within Bill of Sale”—333a purchased by me of John Parish,” unto Barneba Nixon, 9d 2mo 1707. Test’ Christopher Nicholson, John Flower.

No. 296. Daniel Right, “in behalf of Mysel, heirs, & Exors sold Land, as to me granted” 14 of 8 mo 1707. Daniel, & Anne Right.

No. 297. Sept 3, 1707. Anthony Rawlings, & Katherine his wife, John Peirson & Rebeckah his wife, & Rachel Dawson of the Co of Dawchester, in Maryland, to Isaac Wilson of Albemarle, for 15,000 lbs of Tobacco Land called “Dawsons” on South-west side of Perq River, adj Capt James Coles, & Jonathan Evens, 600a. Test’ John Rawlings, Joseph Kennerly, Thomas Taylor.

No. 298. Maryland. Dorchester Co. Sept 3, 1707. “Before her Magesties Justices. Sitting, the within Named Anthony Rawlings, & Katherine his wife, John Peirson & Rebeckah his wife, and Rachel Dawson did Ack deed, unto said Isaac Wilson.” Reg Oct 11, 1709. John Stepney Reg of Perq. Her Enleston Clk.

No. 299. Anthony Rawlings, & Catherine his wife, John Peirson & Rebeckah his wife, & Rachel Dawson, of Dorchester Co, in the Pro’ of Maryland, appoints our Friend James Thigpen, & John Stepney, Lawful Att. Sept 3, 1707. Test’ John Rawlings, Thos Taylor, Joseph Kennerly. Thomas Evenden. Reg Oct 14, 1709. Her Eventon Clk.

No. 300. Peter Jones, assigns “Right of within Deed of Gift, to Henry Coggwell,” for £4 s5. Jan 10, 1709. Peter, & Anne Jones. Test’ John Falconer, Sam'l Philps. Richard Leary Clk.

No. 301. John Woolard of Perq Pre'ct, Labourer—for £25 pd by Wm Eggerton, of afore’ Planter—200a part of Tract, (300a) “Pattented in the name of Rich'd Woolard, my dec'd Father,” now in the tenure of said Eggerton. April 6, 1710. Test’ Anne Stiball, Thomas Snoden. Edward Bonwick Clk.

No. 302. Dec 18, 1707. Thomas Houghton of Perq Pre'ct, Taylor—to Thomas Snowden Sen'r of afore’ Gentleman—for £25 assigns 196a on North-side of Yawpim River, called “Philpotts old field.” Cavey Houghton, her dower rights. Test’ Wm Brethett, Thomas Legrave. Go Lumley Clk.

No. 303. Thomas Snowden, assigns “Right of Within Deed of Sale” to Wm Phillips. Jan 5, 1709/10. Test’ Rich'd Morris, Wm Brethett. Edward Bonwick Clk.

No. 304. Wm Phillips assigns “Right of within Deed of Sale unto John Wiatt.” Dec 15, 1711. Test’ Joseph Sutton, John Stepney. Richard Leary Clk.

No. 305. John Hopkins, & Sarah his wife, for £100 sold to Joshua Calloway Right to Land, “except 10a” sold to John Hare. Feb 15, 1710. Test’ Henry Cookson, John Stepney.

No. 306. May 22, 1711. Peter Horde of Perq Pre'ct, Carpenter—to James Coles of same, Carpenter—for £30 pd by said Coles (with Consent of his wife Elizabeth) sold 200a on North-east side of Perq River, adj Grassy Point,





purchased by said Peter of David Harris. Test’ Francis Beasley, Thomas Grayling, John Vallaway.

No. 307. Aug 13, 1711. Anthony Dawson of Newton in the Co of Glocester, & Providence of New Jersey, Yeoman—to Isaac Wilson of Perq Pre'ct in N. C. for £25 pd by said Wilson 590a of Land on South-side of Perq River, now in poss’ of said Isaac Wilson. Test’ Joseph Jessop, John Kay Jun'r, John Kay.

No. 308. Anthony Dawson of Newton New Jersey, appoints beloved friend Francis Toms, the Elder; & Francis Toms, the Younger both of Perq River, in N. C. Lawful Att, to ack deed in open Court unto Isaac Wilson, for 590a of Land. Test’ Joseph Jessop, John Kay Jun, John Kay. Reg Jan 14, 1712/13.

No. 309. We the Subscribers do make over within deed of Sale unto Thomas Blitchenden. Test’ John Norcom. Samuel Taylor. Ack in open Court Jan 13, 1712.

No. 310. James Coles of Perq, assigns “Rite” of a Patent, to James Perishoe, of afore’. Aug 12, 1712.

No. 311. Daniel Garrant, & Jane his wife, assigns Right of Land, to Daniel Hall. April 14, 1712/13. Test’ Mathias Giles, John Bennet. Henry Clayton Clk.

No. 312. Wm Tetterton, assigns his Right of Land to James Sitterson, for £9. William & Sarah Tetterton. Test’ Thomas Blitchenden, John Stepney. Reg Apl 15, 1713.

No. 313. John Bennet Sen'r & “Rose my wife,” for a Val’ Con’ unto Peter Jones; a tract of Land. Sept 20, 1709. Test’ Thomas Snoden, Robert Jones.

No. 314. Edward Arvingdile, & Comfort his wife of Chowan precinct, for £8 “doth convey unto Rich'd Morris of same, Land Surveyed & Entered for Jesterling Petite”—264a in Perq Pre'ct, at the head of Maj Lillingtons Creek. Oct 3, 1712. Test’ Wm Breathwaile, Robert Jones.

No. 315. Richard Cheston of Perq precinct, Cooper—Atty of George Fox, of Isle of Wight Co, Virginia, planter—” Whereas the Lords Pro’ of N. C. did Grant unto Richard Fox father of said George, 200a in Perq precinct on Perq River,” adj Land of Joseph Jessop, formerly Land of Timothy Clear, as by pattent upon record, Richard Cheston Att’ for George Fox the Elder, son & heir of Richard Fox, Con’ £5 pd by Wm Bogue of Perq precinct, sold plan’ on Perq River, now in poss’ of Wm Moore, & Thomas Winslow. April 10, 1713. Test’ Thomas Pierce, Francis Toms, John Barrow.

No. 316. George Fox of Isle of Wight, in Virginia, Appoints friend Richard Cheston of N. C. Lawfull Att’ to Ack’ to Wm Bogue of Perq, sale of land, pattented by my father Richard Fox, in the “Narrows” of Perq River. Test’ Thomas Perry, Joseph Jessop. Mar 1, 1711. Henry Clayton Clk.

No. 317. George Fox of Isle of Wight Co in Vir’, am firmly bound unto Wm Bogue of N. C. for the sum of £100, in Con’ of a plan’ on the “Narrows” of Perq River, now in poss’ of said Bogue. Mar 1, 1710/11. Test’ Thomas Perry, Joseph Jessop.

No. 318. “I do assign right of within Bond” to Wm Moore. April 14, 1713. Test’ Francis Toms, Joseph Jessop. William Bogue.

No. 319. Wm Bogue assigns Right of within mentioned Deed of Sale, to Wm Moore for a valuable Con.’ July 14, 1713. Test’ John Stepney, Joseph Jessop.





No. 320. Timothy Clear, for the sum £40 “Silver Money,” pd by Joseph Jessop, sold Land mentioned in Pattent. 9 day of June, 1713. Test’ Wm Carman, Elizabeth Carman. Hannah Clear, her dower Right.

No. 321. John Johnson of Perq Pre'ct, for a Con’ pd by James Anderson of same, 15a, being “part of a tract” belonging to John Thurston, (63a) at the mouth of Suttons Creek, adj Joseph Sutton Jun'r, & John Kinsey. Dec. 12, 1711. Test’ Edward Sweeney, Joseph Sutton.

No. 322. Timothy Clear of Albemarle, Planter—for a Con’ assigns unto Wm Carman, of ye same Co, Planter—265a on North-side of Perq River “adj Timothy Clears own Land,” on North-side of “Brambly Branch,” the line of Wm Butler, called “Round House.” July 8, 1713. Test’ Sarah Clear, Joseph Jessop.

No. 323. John Lillington of the Per'ct of Chowan; Whereas the Lords Pro’ of Carolina (by Grant Mar 31, 1691) “did give to Alex. Lillington Esq, Father of said John 640a On eastermost side of Indian Creek, in Perq precinct,” do sell to John Banks, for £56 said Land, “now in his possession.” Apl 10, 1713. Test’ Jonathan Ashford, Thomas Cook.

No. 324. Aug 11, 1713. Robert Moore of Perquimans, & Hannah my wife, assign “our Right of within Patent,” to William Lacy. Test’ Henry Clayton.

No. 325. Thomas Meriday & Elizabeth my wife, dau of John Larance (Lawrence) Dec'd “son of Old William Larence, the first in the Co of Albemarle, N. C.” for £35 pd by Francis Toms, assign our Right of ½ acre of Land on North-side of Perq River,” on line formerly Thomas Finkles, now in Possession of Elizabeth Goodlet.” Reg Aug 13, 1713. Test’ Caleb Bundy, Edward Mayo, John Henly.

No. 326. April 1, 1713. Jonathan Stanley of Perq Pre'ct, & Elizabeth his wife, to Cornelius Ratcliff, of same, for £35 sold a Plan’, which “I purchased of Hon'ble Wm Glover Esq”—313a between lands of John Arnold & Thomas Holloway. Reg Aug 13, 1713. Test’ T Knight, Richard Sanderson.

No. 327. John Norcom, & “Elizabeth my wife” of Perquimans, for £40 pd by Samuel Wiatt, Planter—do Sell Plan’ 440a on West-side of Yawpim Creek, adj Robert Harmon, & Anthony Wherry, called “John Norcom Plantation,” an Est’ of Inheritance. Reg Oct 20, 1713. Test’ Richard Leary, John Wiatt.

No. 328. William Moore of Perquimans, assigns Right of within Patent, to Timothy Clar. Jan 12, 1713. Reg Jan 20, 1713.

No. 329. Daniel Hall & Rose “ye wife of said Daniel,” of Perq Pre'ct, for £8 pd by Daniel Garrant, Late of the Pre'ct of Chowan, Weaver—conveyed 100a, where said Hall now lives, adj John Hopkins. An Est’ of Inheritance. Oct 10, 1712. Test’ John Falconer, George Land.

No. 330. I do assign my Right of within mentioned Deed of Sale to Francis Carpenter Jun'r. Jan 12, 1713/14. Test’ James Minge, Joshua Calleway.

Daniel Hall.

No. 331. Nov 9, 1709. John Lillington of Chowan Pre'ct, Abraham Warren, Mary Evens of Perq Pre'ct, for £55 pd by said Warren, & Mary, Sold 301a upon Little River, adj Lands of Capt John Hecklefield, & George Kinsley, said land formerly Capt. George Cleerke's of afore’, & was Surveyed for George Lillington Nov 26, 1697, Wm Swann being Dept Surveyor, but now in the tenure of said Warren, Mary Evans, & Francis Pennis (Penrice), said Mary being widow of George Clerke. Test’ George Lumley, John Hecklefield.





No. 332. Albert Albertson for £14 pd by William Jackson Jun'r, of Perq Pre'ct, Planter—assigns Land. April 8, 1712. Test’ Richard French, Edward Bonwick.

No. 333. Elizabeth Scott, (dau of Charles Scott, Late of Albemarle,) for £8 pd by Gabriel Newby of same, 60a, on said Newbys line, purchased by my father Samuel Charles (father-in-law) Jan 1, 1696/7. Seal April 13, 1714. Test’ Richard French, Jno Middleton, Richard Skinner.

No. 334. Peter Jones of the Pre'ct of Perq. Planter—to Wm Tetterton of afore’ for £15 sold 200a on North-side of Yeopim River. “Land belonging to the Daus of Richard Williams Dec'd,” lately in poss’ of John Hopkins. Surveyed in the name of Robert Inkinson, Dec'd, and now in the tenure of Peter Jones. Mar 8, 1711-12. Test’ Anne Stiball, Thomas Snoden.

No. 335. Richard Sanderson Jun'r of Currituck Pre'ct Gent—to Thomas Robinson of Perq Pre'ct, Carpenter—400a on Little River, formerly Land of John King, & lately land of William Glover Esq, Con’ £50. Reg July 15, 1714. Test’ Benia West, J. Palin.

No. 336. Perq Pre'ct. Wm Tetterton, & “Sarah my wife,” for a Con’ pd by John Norcom of same, assigns Plantation. Reg. July 15, 1714. Test’ Henry Clayton, Margaret Pevell.

No. 337. Wm Tetterton & Sarah my wife, James Cittison & Hannah my wife of Perq Pre'ct: Whereas; John Lilly in his life time did for a sum due from Charles Macdaniel, Late of afore’ obtained a Judgement against said Macdaniel, “on a Moyrty of Land” belonging to said Macdaniel on North-side of the Narrows” of Perq River—500a to Thomas Blitchenden for £3 pd by said Blitchenden, our Right in aforesaid Land, “Entered by said John Lilly. April 14, 1713. Test’ John Stepney, Tho Snowden. Court at the house of Mr Richard French. (Thomas Blitchenden assigned said Land to Anthony Haskitt.)

No. 388. Samuel Bond of Perq Pre'ct, for £25 s5 pd by Henry Grace, of afore’ sold 640a on South-west side of Perq River, adj Francis Toms. Reg July 15, 1714. Test’ Joseph Jessop, Wm Kitching.

No. 339. Henry Grace of Perq, for £20 sold Tract of Land in said Co to Thomas Blitchenden, “of ye said place”—on South-side of “Mulberry Branch,” by joint Consent of Samuel Bond, & Henry Grace. Reback Grace her dower right. Reg Aug 12, 1714. Test’ Richard French, John Stepney.

No. 340. Wm Kitching & Margaret Snook of Perq, for £4 s10 pd by Wm Carman of afore’ 100a adj the Bridge, on Isaac Wilsons line, called “Cabin Point Except Ground Sufficient, for a House 20 foot square at Bridge Landing.” Our Right as by Patent April 1, 1713. Seal Aug 17 1714. Test’ Wm Brem, Samuel Bond, Thomas Lilly.

No. 341. Wm Moore assigns Land to Richard Gray for £16. June 11, 1714. Test’ Anthony Haskit, Joseph Jessop. John Lillington Clk.

No. 342. Ruth Parieter, widow, “for Love, doth give a Plan’ formerly belonging to my father Richard Williams,” & given by him to me, & my husband Wm Parieter, to his son William, Also four head of cattle, two cows, that his father gave him, & the other given by Wm White, also one Young mare, negroes & Land—one pair of Mill Stones, bought of John Falconer, one great Chest, one Iron Pot, & Pot-Hooks, to my son Wm Parieter when he comes of age.” Aug 27, 1714. Test’ Lemuel Taylor, John Stepney.






[Illustration:

RIVER VIEWS
A. Float bridge. First one built in 1784.
B. Iron bridge. Built in 1898. Gave place to present concrete bridge.
C. View of Perquimans River. Crow Point to the right.
D. New concrete bridge. Built in 1928-29. Showing part of the causeway.

]









No. 343. Ann Wilson Widow—of Perq Pre'ct do Give unto Ralph Boseman of same—for £50 900a on South-west side of Perq River, adj Samuel Bond & Henry Grace, & the line of Joseph Smith. Another Parcell of Land 300a on said Bosemans line, & the line of Benj Wilson, called “Little Neck,” given to said Benj by his father, on Robert Wilsons line. Oct 12, 1714. Test’ John Falconer, Thomas Blitchenden.

No. 344. James Foster doth sell to Samuel Right (Wright) Land, adj Thomas Robeson. Reg 13 — 1714. Test’ Thomas Snoden, George Lo.

No. 345. Oct 12, 1714. James Foster to Wm Jackson, 290a of Land. Test’ Edward Jackson, Samuel S. Wright. Richard Leary Clk.

No. 346. Ralph Bosman for £50, assigns Right unto Ann Wilson widow. Jan. 14, 1714. Test’ John Pettiver, Henry Clayton.

No. 347. John Pettiver of Perq Pre'ct, Gent—in consideration of a Negro Girl Named Philis, delivered by Thomas Pierce of same, Planter—doth give & grant to him 300a on Wide of Perq River. Said Land purchased of the late Mr James Coles Dec'd, Now in the tenure of John Mason. “Except ten-foot square, where Jacob Peterson, & James Cole lies intered.” Reg Jan 25, 1714/15. Test’ Thomas Long, Henry Clayton.

No. 348. Archibald Holmes of the Co of Bath, Cooper—in Con’ of the Love I bear Sarah Jones, late wife of Daniel Jones dec'd do give Tract of Land on South-side of Perq River, adj Land said Holmes sold to Edward Wilson Dec'd, known by the name of “Rays Old field.” James Minge Att to Archibald Homes. Reg June 25, 1714.

No. 349. Richard Gray for £10 received of Wm Carman, assigns “Within Patent of Land.” Feb 25, 1714. Test’ Joseph Jessop.

No. 350. Mary Spellman, (dau of John Spellman, of Perq River, Dec'd) for “12 Barrels of Pitch, Received of John Pettiver,” sold 300a in the fork of Lakers Creek, adj to Capt Guttery & Land of Andrew Reed. Mary Spellman 21 years of age Aug 2, 1715. Deed Aug 9, 1715. Test’ Jno Falconer, James Williamson. At an Orphans Court at the House of Mr. Richard French, on Perq River.

No. 351. Mary Spellman a single woman, is firmly bound to John Pettiver, for the sum of £30. Sale of Land. Aug 9, 1715. Test’ Jno Falconer, James Williamson.

No. 352. Samuel Wiatt of Perq Pre'ct, Planter—to his brother Thomas Wiatt of same, For £12 have “given a Tract of Land on ye mouth of Yeopim River, & Creek,” adj Land of John Wiatt, left me by my father William Wiatt, dec'd. April 6, 1714. Elizabeth Wiatt, her dower right. Test’ John Stepney, John Wiatt.

No. 353. Wm Kitching for £10 pd by — Harell, assigns “Right to Remaining part of within mentioned Tract of Land.” Oct 10, 1715. Margaret Kitching her dower right. Test’ Thomas Blitchenden, Joseph Jessop.

No. 354. Wm Carman of Perq Pre'ct, for Love & good will I bear to my — George Simons of same, & Susanna his wife, and their Dau Elizabeth, do give 90a of Land called “Butlers Neck.” A Patent from Lords Pro’ to George Simons, & wife Susanna, & at their Decease to their dau Elizabeth. Oct 10, 1715. Test’ Wm Kitching, Joseph —.

No. 355. Ann Wilson Sen'r, Widow—of Perq Pre'ct for Love I bear my son Isaac Wilson, do give to him 900a on West-side of Perq River, adj Samuel





Bond, & Henry Grace, on line of Joseph Smith. Another Parcell of Land 300a on South-west side of Perq River, adj Benj Wilson, called “The Little House Neck” being upon Robert Wilsons line, running to Cypress Swamp. At a Court at Mr. Richard French, Perq River Oct 11, 1715. Test’ John Falconer, Wm Kitching.

No. 356. Timothy Clear, of Albemarle, for £15 s5 pd by Francis Smith, of afore’ sold 300a in the “Narrows” of Perq River, commonly called “Sanders Dock” Patented in the name of Ezekiel Maudlin, & assigned by him to me July 10, 1705. Seal Aug 25, 1715. Court at Mr Richard French Oct 11, 1715.

No 357. “I Charles Overman & Ann my wife, for £9 pd by Ephrim Overman, “our brother,” assigns Right of a Patent. Jan 10, 1715/16. John Mackey Att’ for Ann Overman. Test’ Jno Falconer, Richard Leary. At a Court held at the House of Elizabeth French, in Perquimans Jan 10, 1715/16.

No. 358. Thomas Williams & Sarah my wife, for £37 pd by Richard Bound 500a on the Sound, called “Homes.” Feb 1, 1715/16. Test’ James Minge, John Barrow.

No. 359. Oct 1, 1715. Richard Ratcliffe, Planter—of Perq Pre'ct, to Wm Hall, Blacksmith—by order of my Brother Cornelius Ratcliffe, Carpenter—Late of Perq Pre'ct for £40 pd by said Hall assigns Plan’ which my Brother Cornelius bought of Jonathan Stanley, & Elizabeth his wife—313a on Westside of Little River, between Lands of John Arnold, & Thomas Holloway. Test’ Daniel Guthrie, Christopher Dudley.

No. 360. John Pettiver, of Perq Pre'ct, Merch't—am firmly bound unto Daniel Richardson Esq, of ye afore’ in the Penal Sum of £500 to be pd in “either good Pitch, or Pork,” sealed with my Seal, & dated Jan ye 2, 1715/16. In Con’ of a Marriage to be Solumnized between said John Pettiver, & Ann Wilson (Widow, & Relict of Isaac Wilson Late of Perquimans Dec'd) “said Marriage has been Solumnized.” Test’ John Lovick, Francis James. Reg May 4, 1716.

No. 361. Thomas Blitchenden of Perq Pre'ct for £20 pd by Charles Denman, of afore’, Merchant—Convey to said Denman 100a called the “Gore” adj Henry Norman, James Minge, & the Sound side. April 10, 1716.

No. 362. Nathaniel Nicholson, & Sarah his wife, assigns Right of Land to Abraham Warren. Mar 31, 1709. Test’ George Lumley.

No. 363. Abraham Warren, & Mary his wife assigns Right of within mentioned Land to Benjamin Nicholson. Mar 31, 1709. Entered by George Lumley Clk Of Gen'l Court.

No. 364. Nathaniel Nicholson, assigns “Right of said Patent” to Abraham Mullen, 210½a April 10, 1716. Test’ Jo Jessop, Rich'd Whidby.

No. 365. Harris Willoby, & “Mary my now wife,” for a valuable Con’ pd by Francis Layden, assigned Land, which belonged to George Kinserly Dec'd, of which said Harris is now possessed. Reg May 4, 1716. Henry Palin Clk Of Gen'l Court. Test’ Thomas Collins, Roger Middleton.

No. 366. Richard Bound of Perq pre'ct for the sum of £16 s15 pd by Francis Beasley of same, sold 200a, which I bought of Richard Morris, of said Pre'ct, on East-side of Maj Lillingtons Land, on Yeopim Creek, where said Beasley now lives, “with Consent of Abigall my wife.” April 10, 1716. Test’ Jo Oalst (Oats), Timothy Truelove.

No. 367. Joshua Calleway of Perq Pre'ct, for £36 pd by John Davis of same, conveyed Right to one half of Plan’ on Lillies Creek, in the mouth of Perq River, Patented in the name of Ann, & Elizabeth Walker, 350a, now in the





tenure of said John Davis. Aug 14, 1711. Test’ Thomas Harvey, Richard Leary.

No. 368. May 7, 1716. I do hereby assign all my Right of the within Deed of Sale, to Wm Archdeacon. John Davis, & Mary Davis. Test’ Callum Flyn.

No. 369. John Davis of Bath Co, for £30 s10 pd by Wm Archdeacon, of ye Co of Albemarle, in the mouth of Perq River, on a Creek called “Lillys Creek” 175a purchased by me of Joshua Calleway, being part of 350a Patent to Ann & Elizabeth Walker. June 12, 1716. Test’ Jo Drinkwater, Ellener Melloyn, Arthur Harris.

No. 370. Wm Carman of Perq in N. C. for a sum of Money, pd by Joseph Jessop, “do Convey Land in the Narrows of Perq River,” 318a on South-west side, on line of Ann Wilson, at the head of Indian Creek. July 5, 1716. Test’ Jonathan Evens, Joseph Oates.

No. 371. Henry Hill “of ye upper Parish of Nansemond Co” for 5,000 lbs of Tobacco, to me pd by William Eason, assigns Right of 600a on ye main desert of Perq River, on line of Christopher Givens. Patented by me Aug 30, 1714. Deed Feb 16, 1714/15. Henry Hill & Mary Hill. Test’ John Sutton, Farlow Quinn, Henry Hill.

No. 372. Sept 1, 1715. Thomas Long, & Elizabeth his wife of ye Pre'ct of Chowan, to Richard Widby of Perq Pre'ct for £20 Tract of Land 125a, called “ye Rich Land,” adj said Whidby. Test’ Joseph Sutton Sen'r, Wm Havett.

No. 373. Thomas Williams & Sarah his wife, for £5 sold to John Stepney, & Joshua Callaway, of Perq Pre'ct, 100a on ye Sound side, fronting “Batts Grave,” & joining Land where Matthew Giles formerly lived, also where Archibald Holmes formerly lived, & sold to Edward Wilson Dec'd. Feb 21, 1715. Test’ John Falconer, James Stepney.

No. 374. “Know all men that I Kilcocanen King of Yeopim, for a Val’ Con’ Received, with the Consent of my People, have sold to George Durant, a parcell of Land on Roanoke Sound, on a River called Perquimans, which issueth out of the North side of the Sound,” adj Land formerly sold to Samuel Pricklove. 1 day of March, 1661. Kilcocanen or Kistotanew. Test’ Thomas Weamouth, Caleb Calleway. Reg Oct 24, 1716.

No. 375. “I Kiskitando King of Yeopim, do sell to George Durant, a Parcell of Land on Perquimans River, Aug 4, 1661. Cuscutenew. Test’ Thomas Weamouth, Caleb Calleway. Reg Oct 24, 1716. John Stepney Reg.

No. 376. Whereas George Durant hath Seated a Plan’ on Roanoke Sound, “on a Point” known by name of “Wicocombe” between two Rivers, called Perquimans & Kototine, (Indian name for Little River) & George Catchminy has obtained a Grant of the Hon'ble Gov of Va, for the whole Neck of Land, betwixt the two Rivers, part of which is claimed by said George Durant, George Catchmany assigns Land “on ye Neck,” on a small Creek which divideth Land from Neck called “Langleys” to a small “Piece of Ground where said Durant did begin to Clear, but desisted, George Catchmany doth assign Pattyn.” Mar 13, 1662. Test’ John Jenkins, Edward Remington.

*No. 377. Albemarle. 1673/4. Have settled with Mr. George Durant, & “there is not any thing Else betwixt us” Mar ye 11, 1673. Timo Biggs.

No. 378. “At a Court Holden ye 26 of Nov 1679;” present, John Harvey Esq Gov'r, John Willoughby Esq, Richard Foster Esq, John Jenkins Esq,

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Anthony Slocum Esq, Robert Holden Esq, Lords Dept’ Wm Cracofard Esq, James Blount Esq, John Varnham Esq, Assistants; ordered that Mr. George Durants Land “Comprehended in said Catchmanys Pattyn, be Surveyed, & his Rights in his own name drawn to effect same.” A true copy of the Original. Henderson Walker Clk. Edward Mayor Register. Reg ye 24 Oct, 1716. John Stepney Reg.

No. 379. Grant from Lords Pro’ to Mr George Durant, “that Parcell of Land in a certain Neck Betwixt two Rivers, called Perquimans, & Katatine,” which divideth land from a Neck called “Langleys.” Dec 26, 1673. Reg Oct 24, 1716. John Stepney, Reg of Writings for Perq Pre'ct.

No. 380. Deposition of Richard Watrey, age 51 years, “designed to go Southwards about 1662, to see how he might like the Place” At which time Mr. George Catchmany desired the Dept’ to go to the Place, where Mr. George Durant was Seated, & was shown the Land, Intended by him for Mr. Catchmany, & returned to Va. About a Month later Mr. Catchmany employed the Dept’ to go with three hands, to settle, & Seat said Land, & went with us himself. Coming to the House of Mr George Durant, he heard, & saw them conclude A line, dividing Between them, at a pine on the Sound, extending toward Land Seated by Coll Caltropp, & agreed that Catchmany have Land East-ward, & Durant Land on the West-ward. Also heard that Sir William Berkeley lately arrived from England had resolved that the Inhabitance of the South should hold no longer by Indian Titles. Dec 5, 1687. Richard Watrey appeared Before me & made Oath. Jno. Leary.

No. 381. (Deposition) Dep. of John Barrow “aged 50 years, saith; to his knowledge George Durant was Seated upon the Neck of Land, where his widow now lives, on or before George Catchmaid came into the Country for to Seat, & that Catchmaid did obtain A Pattent from Sir Wm Berkeley, for the Whole Tract.” July 8, 1693.

No. 382. Dep. of Caleb Caloway aged 48, “that George Durant was Seated upon ye Neck of Land where his Widow now lives,” before George Catchmaid; & the Dept was a witness to the Bill of Sale, by which Durant bought it of the King of Yawpim Indians, & that he had been informed that Mr. Catchmaid had a Pattent from Sir Wm Berkeley for the Whole Tract. July 13, 1693. Before us, Wm Wilkinson, Henderson Walker. Reg Oct 24, 1716. John Stepney Reg.

No. 383. Robert Harman of Perq Pre'ct, “do Revoke a deed of Gift from me to my son-in-law Anthony Wherry,” bearing date April 10, 1715, “we both being well agreed it should be so.” Seal May 24, 1716. Test’ — Smith, Samuel Wiatt.

No. 384. Richard Wedby “Doe assign Right of Pattent,” with my wife (Sarah) to John Arnold. Sarah Whedbee her dower right. Test’ Wm Hill, Richard Whedbee. Court at the House of Mrs. Elizabeth French.

No. 385. Perquimans. Wm Godfrey of afore’ for £30 s10 pd by Thomas Holloway, of same, “assigns Pattent, with all appurtenances belonging” to William Godfrey “as heir of John Godfrey.” Aug 28, 1712. Test’ Wm. Norris, Susanna Norris.

No. 386. Lewis Alex Knight of Pasquotank Pre'ct, for £30 pd by Joseph Sutton Jun'r, of Perq Pre'ct, “assigns Right of within Deed of Sale.” Oct 9, 1716. Test’ Francis Toms, Richard Leary. Court at the House of Mrs Eliz. French.





No. 387. Thomas Elliott of N. C. “for Love I bear my son Wm Elliott of Afore’ Have given, Part of Tract, Granted to me Aug 27, 1714, in Perq Pre'ct, on Nathan Newbys line, & the line of James Thigpen—200a “with all appurtenances.” 8d 8mo 1716. Test’ Jo. Jessop, Richard Leary. Margaret Elliott her dower right.

No. 388. Wm Kitching of Perq Pre'ct, “to fulfill the will of Daniel Snook Dec'd “do give to Thomas Lilly of afore’ “Parcell of Land, in the Narrows of Perq River, Above ye Bridge,” adj Isaac Wilsons Land, whereon Thomas Lilly now liveth—100a, in poss’ of said Lilly. Reg Oct 24, 1716. Test’ Jo. Jessop, Richard Whedbee.

No. 389. James Thigpen Sen'r, & Margaret his wife of Perq Pre'ct, Planter—for £11, to be pd by Richard Morris of same, Planter—sold 100a “taken out of Pattent” of 300a granted 1696, at a Place called “Chinquopin Orchard” up the Branch of Cypress Swamp, adj Ann Wilson. Oct 9, 1716. Test’ Wm Havett, Elizabeth Nixon.

“A true Copy made by order of Court, of Deed book A, from the Originals.” Nov 8, 1808. By William Jones, Benjamin Albertson.

DEED BOOK B

No. 1. Thomas Bagley of Perq for £3 pd by Peter Pearson, of Nansemond Co Va, assigns 50a, Part of Tract in Perq Pre'ct, adj John Burkehead, on “Burnt Pocoson” granted to me by Lords Pro’ Aug 12, 1716. Seal Jan 7, 1716.

No. 2. Joseph Jessop “Doe assign within Pattent,” unto John Sampson. Jan 8, 1716. At a Court at Mrs. Elizabeth French. Margaret Jessop her Dower right. Joshua Calleway her Att’.

No. 3. Richard Morris, & “Hannah my wife” assigns Right, to James Thigpen Jun'r. Jan 8, 1716.

No. 4. Wm Therell Sen'r “of the Town of Albington in New Eng, Pro’ of Mass Bay” for £65 pd by Anthony Hatch, of Albemarle, Planter—Tract of Land in Perquimans, adj Cap'n Rich'd Sandersons. 277a. Mar 31, 1716. Test’ John Gray, Sam'l Therall, Will Brothers.

No. 5. Richard Chaston of Perq, for ye sum of £40 pd by Thomas Bagley of afore’ sold Land on North-side of Cypress Swamp,” whereon I now live.” 4a. Jan 7, 1716.

No. 6. Thomas Bagley of Perq, for a sum of Money pd by Richard Cheaston of same, “do sell Parcell of Land” in Perq—30a on “Burnt Pocoson,” on line of Thomas Blitchenden. Granted to me Aug 16, 1716. Seal Jan 8, 1716/17.

No. 7. Robert Barnes of Perq Pre'ct, for a Con’ “pd by Charles Wilkes of ye said Place”—sold a Parcell of Land, on Thomas Brooks line. A patent from the Lords Pro’ Jan 19, 1715/16. Elizabeth Barnes her dower right. Test’ Francis Toms, Peter Denman. Seal Jan 7, 1716/17.

No. 8. Joshua Toms of Perq Pre'ct, Planter—& Sarah his wife for £5 pd by Francis Foster Esq, of same, assigns 50a “now in Occupation of said Foster,” by the side of Bull Branch; Tract laid out for John Gosby, “being part of his Land, on Suttons Creek, which came by will, & descent unto my wife, only surviving Dau of said Gosby.” Jan 8, 1716/17. Test’ Wm Havett, Sam'l Phelps.

No. 9. Richard Leary, & Sarah my wife, assign Right of Pattent, unto John Barrow Jun'r. Aug 12, 1712.





No. 10. 15 day of Mar 1716. Elizabeth Angly of Chowan Pre'ct, Widow—to John Falconer of same, for £10, sold Land on North-side of Yeopim River, “an Est’ of Inheritance.” Test’ Richard Trant, John Hopkins. John Norcom Att’ for Elizabeth Angley. April 9, 1719.

No. 11. Samuel Charles of Perq Pre'ct, Planter—for £5 pd by Hon'ble Francis Foster Esq, “do Sell a Parcell of Land, on N. E. side of Perq River,” adj Lands of said Foster, 40a. April 9, 1717. Test’ John Stepney, Richard Leary.

No. 12. Sarah Long Widow—of Perq for ye sum of £20 pd by Jonathan Taylor, of afore’ 184a adj Land where said Sarah now Doth live, on ye W-side of Indian Creek,” called “The old field,” an Est’ of Inheritance. April 6, 1717. Test’ Sam'l Taylor, John Stepney.

No. 13. Jonathan Taylor, of Perq Pre'ct, for “Love & good will I do bear, unto Sarah Long, of same, Widow—& £10 pd by said Sarah; Sold Plan on W-side of Indian Creek, which I purchased of said Sarah—220a for “the time of her Natual Life.” April 9, 1717.

No. 14. John Hopkins, for £55 pd by Samuel Taylor, of afore—assigned “Right of ye Within Patent.” Jan 6, 1713. Test’ Richard Leary, Alex Oliver, Daniel Hall. John Falconer Att’ for John Hopkins.

No. 15. John Hopkins of Perq, Planter—for £55 pd by Samuel Taylor of same, Carpenter—sold 300a on S. W. side of Indian Creek, “to a Creek which divides said Land from the Land of Sarah Long.” An Est’ of Inheritance. Jan 11, 1714. Test’ John Stepney, John Lillington.

No. 16. John Flowers, Cordwainer, of Perq Pre'ct, for “Natual Love I bear unto Wm Steward, & Joseph Steward,” assigns to them Land upon Vosses Creek. April 9, 1717. Test’ Richard Leary, James Williamson.

No. 17. Abraham Hobs Jun'r, of Perq Pre'ct, for £25 pd by Richard Leary, of same—Sold 400a called “Hobs Plantation” on N. E. side of Mill Swamp, adj Thomas Long, an Est’ of Inheritance. Test’ Francis Carpenter, John Norcom. Apl 12, 1715.

No. 18. Richard Leary of Perq Pre'ct, for £30 pd by Mrs. Joanner Peterson of same, assigns “Right of within Deed of Sale,” Except 50a, already sold to my father-in-law Thomas Long, below “Horse-pen Branch.” Feb 16, 1716/17. Test’ John Falconer, Elizabeth Longlader.

No. 19. Richard Leary, Planter—for £60 pd by Miss Johanna Peterson of Perq, Widow—“Sold Dividend of Land, Surveyed for Abraham Hobs,” also a parcel of Land which was given me by my father-in-law Thomas Long, as a Dowry with his Dau, being part of a greater Tract Surveyed in the name of said Thos Long—(500a) on Eastern side of “Mill Swamp,” beginning on the upper side of “Horse Pen Branch,” now in the tenure of said Richard Leary. April 9, 1717. Test’ John Falconer, Jonathan Evens.

No. 20. John Porter of N. C. Merchant for £10 paid by Francis Toms of Perq. Planter—“do Sell 100a, on said Toms line,” & the Line of James Thigpen, to me from my father John Porter Dec'd. Said Porter being “Compelled to Travail abroad Twelve English Miles, from the Place of his Usual abode.” Aug 1, 1716. Test’ Jon'r (Jonathan) Jacocks, Joseph Jessop. C. Gale. C. C.

No. 21. Joseph Smith of Perq, “for a certain sum” pd by Thomas Ellitt, of afore’ 200a, being part of Tract, Granted by Patent to Joseph Smith April 1, 1713. (The whole Patent 1000a.) Seal April 7, 1717. Joseph Smith. Leah Smith. Test’ Joseph Jessop, John Stepney.





No. 22. Joseph Smith “for a sum of Money” pd by Samuel Phelps, of Perq, sold part of a Grant, to me April 1713, (for 1000a) from my line to line of Samuel Bond, along lines of Thomas Blitchenden, Henry Grace, Francis Toms, Isaac Wilson, & Thomas Ellit, 400a. April 11, 1717. Leah Smith her dower right. Test’ Jo. Jessop, Jo. Stepney.

No. 23. April 20, 1716. *Robert Moore, & Hannah his wife in the Pre'ct of Perq for £14, pd by James Thigpen, assigns Land, “on Which said Thigpen now lives,” on the Perq River, (200a) which did formerly belong to Stephen Manwaring, Late of N. C. Purchased by said Stephens of Wm Vose, Jan 16, 1696, upon lines of Francis Toms, & Jonathan Jones. Test’ Jno. Falconer, Jonathan Evens.

No. 24. Wm Archdeacon, assigns “All Right of ye Within Deed” to Simon Trombal. Dec 31, 1716. Test’ Rich'd Sanderson, Anthony Hatch.

No. 25. Zachariah Nixon of Perq Pre'ct, Planter—for £13 s10 pd by Thomas Montague, of same, 133a of Land. Part of 504a on South-side of Little River “as by Patent unto said Zachariah.” July 9, 1717. Test’ Sam'l Nichols, Christo Nichols, George Lumley.

No. 26. John Morris assigns “Right to my Part of Within mentioned Tract of Land, Granted to Zachariah Nixon.” Reg July 10, 1717.

No. 27. Wm Bogue of Perq Pre'ct, for £29 pd by Joseph Jessop, of afore’ sold 143a, Surveyed for James Loadman, & “Bequeathed to me by said James Loadman, in his will, “on ye Banks of Perq River. (Granted May 1, 1694.) Seal July 6, 1717. William & Elliner Bogue. Test’ William Moore.

No. 28. Charles Denman, Merchant—for £16 Received of John Pettiver, do Sell 100a. July 2, 1717. Test’ John Cake, Will Hall.

No. 29. Richard Morris, “for Good causes & £30 Received, do assign Within Land.” Test’ Wm Dowers, Jno Falconer. Reg July 10, 1717. Henry Clayton, Mary Clayton.

No. 30. Jonathan Jones, of Pasquotank, for £16 Paid by Wm Moore of Perq, Sold 100a, on ye N. E. side of Perquimans River, called “Voses Point.” April 6, 1717. Test’ Marg’ Jessop, Joseph Jessop.

No. 31. Zachariah Nixon, of Perq, Planter—for £3 10s pd by Christopher Nichols of same, sold 50a (Part of Tract for 504a) on South-side of Little River. July 9, 1717. Test’ Sam'l Nichols, George Lumley.

No. 32. Harris Willougby of Albemarle, for £16 pd by Thomas Collinge, of afore’ Planter—sold half of Tract of Land, on North-side of Perq River, 203a adj Land of John Bateman, & Elliner Atteway, dau of Thomas Dec'd, as by Patent assigned, 104a. an Est of Inheritance. Reg Sept 22, 1717. Test’ Elizabeth Gale, Elizabeth Armer.

No. 33. Elleaner Attaway of Perq, Spinster—Whereas “my father Thomas Attaway Dyed Seized of a Tract of Land” 208a on North-side of Perq River, on lines of John Bateman, & James Perishow, “which fell to me & my Sister Mary, as coheirs of said Thomas,” in Con’ of £15 pd to me by Harris Willoby, Planter—have sold half of said Tract, adj other half, “now in possession of my mother Elizabeth,” which belonged to my sister Mary. May 27, 1716. Test’ Rich Smith, Dan'l Guthrie.

No. 34. Thomas Harvey of Perq, yeoman—& Elizabeth my wife, for £18 pd by Jonathan Evens, of afore’ Planter—sold 275a “On ye S. W. side of Perq

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River,” adj Henry Clayton, Elizabeth French, & John Pettiver. Jan 15, 1717/18. Court at the House of Mrs. Elizabeth French.

No. 35. Elliner Attaway of Perq, assigns Pattent unto Richard Gray. April 8, 1718.

No. 36. Thomas Collins for the Sum of £6 pd by Peter Dovewiner, assigns “Right of Pattent.” April 8, 1718. Test’ Wm Havett, Rich'd Leary.

No. 37. Jonathan Evens of Perq, Gent—for £16 pd by Wm Dowers of afore’ Blacksmith—sold 100a called “Benjamin Giddins old field” on S. W. side of Req River, adj Mr. Henry Clayton, & John Pettiver. April 8, 1718. Test’ Wm Havet, John Falconer.

No. 38. April 8, 1718. Timothy Clear of Albemarle, Pre'ct of Perq, & Hannah my wife, to Thomas Rountree of Chowan* for £15 pd by Wm. Moore, of the Co & Pre'ct above, “doth Acquitt said Rountree, & sold 101a on North side of Perq River, at the Mouth of Cypress Swamp” being part of Tract Granted to Timothy Clare (203a), Sept 4, 1714. Reg April 10, 1718. Test’ J. Jessop, Jacob Hill, Luke Hollowell.

No. 39. Thomas Rountree of Chowan Pre'ct, & Elizabeth his wife, & Francis Rountree Sen'r of afore’ other part’ for £7 s10, sold 50a on N. E. side of Perq River, “part of Tract Granted to Timothy Clare Sept 4, 1714.” Seal April 8, 1718. Test’ James Griffin, Will Hill, Luke Hollowell.

No. 40. Gabriel Newby, & Mary my wife, of Albemarle, for the Sum of £25 pd by Ralph Bufkin, of same, conveyed 300a on West-side of Cypress Swamp, & West-side of Perq River. 13 day 6 mo 1717. Test’ John Henly, Benjamin Sanders. Wm Newby.

No. 41. Timothy Clare assigns unto Luke Hollowell, one half of “Within Mentioned Pattent,” of 203a, for £13. April 3, 1718.

No. 42. Wm White of Chowan, Planter—unto Thomas Snoden of Perq, Planter—“Right of Within Pattent.” April 8, 1718. Test’ Jno Falconer, Francis Layden.

No. 43. Wm White of Chowan, unto Thomas Snoden, of Perq, Right of Pattent, & “oblige myself that my wife shall Relinquish her Dower Right.” April 8, 1718. Test’ Jno Falconer, Francis Layden.

No. 44. Francis Smith assigns Land unto James Griffin. April 8, 1718.

No. 45. John Sampson, & Isaac Sampson, “of Charles City Co in Virginia,” for £14 pd by Timothy Cleare of Perq in N. C. sold 200a (willed to us by our father Stephen Sampson Dec'd) in Perq Pre'ct. Reg April 11, 1718. Test’ Jo Jessop, Arthur Croxton.

No. 46. Timothy Cleare of Perq, assigns “Within Pattent” to John Winslow, “Having Received £20 as full satisfaction for same.” April 7, 1718.

No. 47. Thomas Rucks, “of Nansemum In Virginia,” for £15 pd by John Parish of Perq Pre'ct, N. C. 150a on the Head of Deep Creek, in said Co. June 25, 1718. Test’ George Gordon, Wm Colson, Wm Knowles.

No. 48. Nathaniel Nicholson, “For a Con’ Received by me, do let over unto Abraham Jewett,” my Right of Patent. July 8, 1718.

No. 49. Francis Beasley for £75 pd by Charles Denman, assigns 605a bought of Mr. Robert Fendall, & Mr Anthony Ellexander, on S. W. side of Perq River. Feb 19, 1718. Test’ William Kenedy, William Hall.

No. 50. Benjamin Wilson of Perq, for £10 pd by William Bastable of afore’ sold 60a, part of Tract on S. W. side of Perq River. July 8, 1718. Test’ Will Kitching, Jonathan Evens.





No. 51. Edward Mauldin of Perq, for a “Val’ Con’ pd by John Henby” of afore’ sold 104a, & ½, being “one half of the Land of my wife Mary, & the said John Henbys wife Hannah” on Gum Swamp, Perq River, & Suttons Creek. Test’ Rich'd Ratlif, Rich'd Cheston, Ezekiel Maudlin. Reg July 12, 1718.

No. 52. James Thigpen of Perq, for £80 pd by Francis Toms of afore’ sold 200a on N. E. side of Perq River, adj line of said Toms. Jan, 1717/18. Test’ William Moore, Joseph Jessop. “At a Court at the House of Mrs. Elizabeth French on Jan 15, 1717.18. came James Thigpen, & Margarett his wife, & Ack said deed.”

No. 53. Lemuel Taylor of Perq, Carpenter—for £45 pd by Jeremiah Pratt of afore’ sold 100a on N. E. side of Indian Creek, between Land of John Wiatt, & John Banks, “including Land on each side of stream.” Jan 15 1717/18. Test’ William Low, Rich'd Leary.

No. 54. Wm Hall of Perq Pre'ct, Cooper—for £40, “& one Negro woman,” to me in hand by Henry Clayton of same, sold 640a on So West side of Perq River, said “Land Granted unto Joseph Scott,” & later (Sept 17, 1703) was conveyed by Wm Frilie, & Grace his wife, (dau of Joshua Scott) to James Coles & Mary his wife, & their heirs. Wm Hall “only proper heir” of Mary late wife of said Henry Clayton. Feb 19, 1718/18. Test’ Zachariah Ellson, Charles Denman. Deed ack by Ann wife of Wm Hall at a Court at Mrs. Elizabeth French 1719.

No. 55. Henry Grace of Perq for £27 pd by John Hudler (Hurdle) of afore’ sold 300a “part of Tract Granted to Samuel Bond,” on Francis Toms line, now in possession of Maurice Walker. Sept in the 4th year of the Reign of King George 1718.

No. 56. Richard Cheston of Perquimans, for £15 in hand, sold—and — (torn)

No. 57. John Banks, & Sarah my wife, of Perq, for £15 pd by Samuel Taylor of same, sold “our Right in a Parcell of Land” on North-side of Indian Creek, “where the Water-Mill now stands,” & where the said Banks now lives. Oct 11, 1709. —st’ John Stepney, Isaac Wilson.

No. 58. Sarah Banks Appoints “Friend Richard Leary” Att’ to Ack her Dower Rights. Sept 10, 1709. Test’ John Hare, Henry Cokson.

No. 59. —Flowsers Jun'r of Perq, assignment to Sa— — & his heirs forever. Mar 8, 1707. Test’ William Horton, Thomas Horton.

No. 60. Thomas Snoden of Perq, for £6 pd by Samuel Cretchington of afore’ “assigns Right of 210a on the Narrows of Perq River,” Pattented in the name of Patrick Canidy, & now in the tenure of said Samuel. April 8, 1707. Test’ John Lillington, Richard Leary.

No. 61. Samuel Cretchington of Perq, assigns Right to within Deed unto Abraham Mullen, of same, for £10. April 8, 1707.

No. 62. — unto John Bass 300a, in the Pre'ct of Perq, July 14, 1709. Thomas Spigh (Probably Speight). Test’ Thomas Blitchenden, Richard Leary.

No. 63. Robert Barnes — of Albemarle, in Con’ — to Lewis Skinner Land adj Land — which I — of Charles Wilkes — Running along line “towards the Dwelling House of me Robert Barnes”—£35 — as ample Manner — 15 day of July in the Reign of — George —. Test’ J. Jessop —. Court at the House of Mrs. —. July 14, 1719.





No. 64. Timo— — of Perq, for £6 pd by John Hudson of afore’ sold “part of Tract,” adj Timothy Clear's line, 20a Granted — June 20, 1703, & assigned to me 1704 — & that said John — July 1719. Timothy Clear.

No. 65. Richard Bounds of Perq, Taylor—one pt & Humphrey Felt (Phelps) of afore’ Carpenter—other pt, for £6, assigns 50a of Land. Sept 2, 1718. Test’ Francis Smith, Elizabeth Horner.

No. 66. Feb 20, 1719. — Pettiver (John) & Ann his wife of N. C. to James Smith, Cordwainer—of same, for £58, “Received” sold 300a, known by the name of “Davenports Plan’ ” on Roanoke Sound, (Albemarle) Running up the Mouth of Yeopim Creek. Mar 4, 1719/20. Test’ Thomas Parris, Henry Clayton. Will Havet Cl Co.

No. 67. Thomas Bagley in Albemarle, for £40, pd by William Bogue of afore’ sold 250a, part of “Tract, on North-side of Cypress Swamp, whereon I now live,” to a Place called “Little Ridge.” Susan Bagley her dower right. Reg April 13, 1720.

No. 68. Thomas Bagle of Perq, to Anthony Haskitt Jun'r of afore’, “Part of Tract” 200a on Peter Pearsons line, & lines of Thomas Blitchenden, & Rich'd Cheston.” Oct 12, 1720. Test’ Gabriel Newby, Thomas Peters. (Peirce) West-side of Perq River. 12-10 mo, 1719. Test’ Tho Harvey, Joseph Newby.

No. 69. Edward Moseley, of Chowan Pre'ct, Gent—“for affection I have for Samuel Swann, (Grand-son of Maj Samuel Swann, late of N. C. Dec'd) have given my Plan’ in Perq, on the Sound-side, between Perq and Little Rivers, called “Moseleys Gut Plantation” 400a, which was purchased by me of Mr. Thomas Swann, April 1, 1715, & “for want of heirs” of said Samuel Swann, to come to Moseley Vail, half brother of said Samuel, for “want of heirs” of said Moseley Vail, to come to John Vail, brother of said Moseley Vail. Dec 25, 1718. Test’ Elizabeth Swann, Richard Wilson, Tho Swann.

No. 70. Richard Skinner Sen'r, “in Con’ of Natrill aff’ I Bear unto my Dau’ Margarett Wattson, have given, A Tract of Land at the Punch Bowel” 100a, adj Mr. Henry Hill. Nov 6, 1718. Test’ Ja Oates, Richard Skinner Jun'r.

No. 71. Wm Dowers, late of Perq, assigns “Right of Within Deed of Sale,” of Land, unto Thomas Bagley. April 12, 1720. Test’ Thomas Herman, Joseph Jessop.

No. 72. Anthony Harkins (Hawkins) Sen'r of Perq, for £30 pd by Joseph Newby, of afore’ sold 143a of Land. Jan 23, 1719/20. Test’ Rich'd Cheston, Wm Bogue.

No. 73. James Thigpen of Perq, for £13 pd by James Thigpen, of afore’, sold to him “Half a Tract of Land,” 640a in Chowan Pre'ct, adj Richard Skinner, Nathan Newby, Thomas Ellit, & Thomas Bray, (320a being half of said Land) Granted to me Aug 16, 1716. Seal Oct 12, 1719. Test’ Tho Harvey, Francis Smith.

No. 74. Thomas Bagley of Perq, assigns “Right of Within Patent,” to Anthony Haskitt Jun'r, “save a small quantity passed to Peter Pearson, & Rich'd Cheston.” Oct 12, 1720. Test’ Gabriel Newby, Thomas Peiers. (Peirce)

No. 75. Thomas Bagley, assigns “Right of Within Deed of Sale,” to Rich'd Cheston. July 12, 1720. Test’ Jo Jessop, Jacob Hill.

No. 76. James Newby assigns “Right of Within Contents,” unto Christopher Nicholson. Jan 10, 1720/21. Test’ Tho Blitchenden, Joseph Barrow, George Lumley.





No. 77. James Perishew, for £44 pd by Timothy Clear, sold Land, “with Appurtenances.” Oct 12, 1710. Test’ Edward Mayo, Jos Jessop.

No. 78. Joseph Jessop, for £9 pd by Timothy Clear, assigns “Right of Patent, to me Granted.” Jan 10, 1720.

No. 79. Francis Toms, of Perq, in Con’ of a “Plan’ adj one where Arthur Jones Lately lived,” (now in my possession) secured to me by Stephen Gibson, & Jane his wife, sold to said Gibson, “Part of said Tract,” 128a, on N. E. side of Voses Creek, beg’ at “Bull Branch,” & running to lower “Great Pond,” on James Henbys line, to me Grt by Pat’. 11 of 9 mo 1719. Test’ Wm Moore, Jos Jessop.

No. 80. Richard Turner, of Perq, for “Love I do bear my son-in-law William Bairstable, do give to him part of my Tract of Land, whereon I now live”—50a next to “Bull Branch.” Oct 13, 1714. Test’ Mary Jessop, Joseph Jessop.

No. 81. Thomas Penrice, of Perq, in Con’ of a “Sum of money” paid by Francis Lading (Layden) of same, sold 6a, taken out of Patent for 165a, adj said “Laydens Corner Tree.” April 7, 1721. Thomas & Sarah Penrice. Test’ Thomas Snoden, John Bateman, Anthony Hatch.

No. 82. Thomas Penrice, Planter—assigns unto Francis Layden, of afore’ weaver—“Right of Patent.” April 10, 1721. Test’ Jno Bateman, Thomas Snoden.

No. 83. I assign my “Right of within Patent” to James Henby of Perquimans. April 11, 1721. Thomas Boswell. Test’ Richard Leary Clk Co.

No. 84. Thomas Penrice of Perq, Planter—assigns unto Thomas Snoden of afore’, Planter—“Right of Patent.” April 10, 1721. Test’ John Bateman, Francis Layden.

No. 85. James Thigpen Jun, for £50 pd by Abraham Sanders, assigns Right to Land. April 10, 1721. Test’ Samuel Phelps, Rich'd Leary.

No. 86. James Thigpen Sen'r of Perq, for £15 pd by may son James Jun'r, sold Part of Tract, beg’ at Nathan Newbys Corner. 100a, same to me Grt, Aug 16, 1716. Seal April 6, 1721. Test’ Jo Jessop, Pave Palmer.

No. 87. Thomas Bagley of Perq, for £40 pd by Wm More of afore’ 100a called “Benjamin Giddings old field” on S. W. side of Perq River, adj Henry Clayton, & Capt Jno Pettiver, & Jonathan Evens, April 10, 1721. Test’ Jo Jessop, Joseph Oates.

No. 88. Wm Moore, of Perq, for £30 pd by Thomas Lilly of afore’ sold 50a at a Place called “Hills,” Betwixt it & a Place called “Great Neck.” April 10, 1721. Test’ Rich'd Leary, Sam'l Phelps.

No. 89. Francis Toms of Perq, for £5 pd by Wm Moore Sen'r of afore’ “Sold Part of Tract,” adj his own line, 2a. April 10, 1721. Test’ Jo Jessop, Jo Oates.

No. 90. James Thigpen Sen'r, to John Edwards, “Part of Tract,” on Branch called “Homes Branch,” to Chinquapin Orchard Branch, for £20 Sterling. 50a April 11, 1719. Test’ Samuel Branch, Jo Jessop.

No. 91. Nathanell Albertson, of Perq, in Con’ of a “Certain Covenant Between me & Samuel Sherer of same, “assigned Part of Tract, of my father Albert Albertson,” 95a on S. W. side of Suttons Creek, adj Andrew Reads, “Swamp side,” being Peter Albertsons line. April 10, 1721. Test’ Ezekiel Maulding, James Newby.

No. 92. Wm Moore Sen'r of Perq, for £50, Sold to Thomas Bagley 150a on N. E. side of Perq River, on Lines of Timothy Cleare, & Wm Booge, down





said line to “Cypress Swamp,” a Grt to me. April 10, 1721. Test’ J. Jessop, Paul Palmer.

No. 93. James Thigpen Jun'r of Perq, Planter—for £10 pd by Gabriel Newby, of same, Wheelright—320a on lines of Richard Skinner, Nathan Newby, Thomas Elletts, & Thomas Brays Land, “One half of which was taken up by my father James Thigpen Aug 16, 1716.” Seal April 6, 1721. Test’ Wm Trotter Jun'r, Jesse Newby.

No. 94. I do assign “Right of this Deed of Sale,” unto Mr Thomas Speight. July 11, 1721. Test’ Jo Jessop, Sam'l Phelps. Robert Barnes.

No. 95. Robert Barnes for £25 pd by Tho Speight, assigns Patent. July 10, 1721. Test’ Jos Jessop, Sam'l Phelps. Court at the House of Mrs. Elizabeth French.

No. 96. I do assign unto Mr. Thomas Commander “Right of Patent.” July 11, 1721. Test’ Thos Harvey, James Henby, William Jackson.

No. 97. Thomas Collins, & wife Alexandris, assigns “Right of Patent,” unto John Gibson. July 12, 1721. Test’ Albert Albertson, Richard Whedby. Received of John Gibson £10 for said Land.

No. 98. Wm Ellett, & Elizabeth my wife, for £11 pd by Thomas Elliott, 200a “in fork of Cypress Swamp,” on John Prickloes line, granted to me Oct 19, 1716. This deed Ack July 11, 1721. Test’ James Henby, Wm Bogue.

No. 99. Oct 8, 1720. Robert Barnes of Perq, & Elizabeth my wife, to Thomas Speight Esq, of afore’ 200a “on a Place called Sandy Ridge” adj Middle Swamp, that issueth out of “Catherines Creek Swamp,” part of Land conveyed by Wm Citchen “to John Hurdle of Nansemond Co Va,” on line of Thomas Docton. Which Survey was Grt to Thomas Speight Esq, being “part of two Patents, one to Citchen (Kitchen), & the other to Snook (Daniel),” & left by will of Wm Citchen, & Margaret Snook, by Deed of Gift. Test’ J. Jessop, Sam'l Phelps.*

No. 100. July 14, 1719. Francis Toms of Perq, for £20 Received of James Henby of afore’ assigns Right of Patent. Test’ Henry Clayton.

No. 101. John Lillington, of Bath Co, Gent; for £70 pd by Thomas Cary, of Bath, Esq—Sold Tract of Land in Perq, “whereon my father lately Dwelt” on a Branch of Yeopim Creek, 640a adj land of Mr. Calloway, & Peter Jones. April 9, 1715. Test’ Cha Gale, Edward Moseley, Edmund Porter, John Moor. C. Gale, Ch Just.

No. 102. Thomas Cary Esq for £90 pd by James Williamson, “Sold Plan’ in Perq 640a on Branch of Yeopim Creek, purchased of Mr. John Lillington.” Feb 17, 1716. Test’ Thomas Cooke, James Ward, Edward Moseley.

No. 103. James Williamson of Perq, for £62 s10 pd by Richard Leary, of afore’ Sold 640a on a Branch of Yeopim Creek, “Surveyed, & Patented in the name of Mr. Alexander Lillington.” April 11, 1717. Test’ John Shailer, Thomas Long, Thomas Wiatt.

No. 104. John Woolard of Perq, for £22, pd by John Welch of Afore’ Planter—Sold 110a on N. E. side of Yawpim River, adj Joshua Calloway, & John Wiatt. 10 day 8 mo 1721. Test’ Rich'd Leary, Jos Oates.

No. 105. Sept 7, 1722. John Williams of Perq, Planter—to Nicholas Crisp of Chowan, Gent—for £100, Sold 200a in Perq on Albemarle Sound, by the “Great Swamp,” adj Lands of Maj Thomas Harvey, & Mary Norman (Widow

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of Henry) part of 340a “Patent to said John Williams.” Nov 11, 1719. Test’ Thomas Parris, Will'm Badham.

No. 106. Lewis Scinner (Skinner) of Perq, for the Sum of — pd by “Lott Stallings of the Co Of Nansemond in Virginia,” 35a adj Land of Charles Wilks. Oct 10, 1721. Test’ Daniel Smith, Joseph Gibson.

No. 107. Charles Wilks, of Perq, Planter—for £20 pd By Lott Stallings of Va, Planter—100a on Thomas Brooks line. Oct 10, 1721. Test’ Daniel Brooks, Joseph Gibson.

No. 108. Jan 9, 1721. Albert Albertson Sen'r, assigns “Right of within deed,” to son Albert Albertson Jun'r.

No. 109. James Thigpen Jun'r of Albemarle, for £12 pd by John Edwards, 50a of Land, at a Branch called “Homes Branch” up “Chinquapin Orchard Branch.” Dec 27, 1721. Test’ Joseph Newby, Gabriel Newby.

No. 110. John Edwards, & Elizabeth my wife, for £10 pd by Benjamin Sanders —. Dec 28, 1721. Test’ James Thigpen, Gabriel Newby.

No. 111. Ralf Bufkin for £50 pd by Francis Newby —. 9th 11mo 1721. Test’ Zachariah Elton, Richard Cheston.

No. 112. Gabriel Newby for £12 pd by James Thigpen Jun'r, assigns 320a of Land. Jan 9, 1721. Test’ Richard Cheaston, Timothy Clare.

No. 113. Thomas Collings, of Albemarle, Planter—for £33 pd by Ralph Fletcher, of afore’ Weaver—Sold 203a on No side of Perq River, adj John Bateman, & John Flowers. Jan, 1722. Test’ Charles Denman, Jeremiah Symons.

No. 114. John Woolard of Perq, “with Consent of Alce my wife,” for £15 pd by Wm Eggerton, of afore’ Planter”—100a Given by Richard Woolard unto his son Richard, & he Dying in Minority, fell to said John Woolard,” adj Land of Thomas Snoden Dec'd. Test’ John Woolard, John Falconer. Reg April 16, 1722.

No. 115. Lords Pro’ of N. C. Grant unto Capt Stepney 293a on “Yawpim Creek,” in Perq Pre'ct, by a Branch in Jeane Charles line, to a pine in Maj Alex. Lillingtons line. Seal of Colony Feb 13, 1696. Wit’ our Well beloved John Archdale Esq, Gov of Carolina, & our Councillors; Daniel Akehurst, Francis Toms, Thomas Pollick, Samuel Swann, Henderson Walker. Reg May 17, 1722.

No. 116. John Stepney Sen'r of Perq, “appoints friend Jonathan Evens” of afore’ Att’ to Ack’ unto my son John Stepney the “Assignment of a Patent of Land, where I now live.” April 19, 1722. Test’ Wm Tederton, John Hare.

No. 117. John Stepney Sen'r, “for Natual Love I do bear unto my son John, & his wife Sarah, in Consideration that they live on my Plan’ & assist me in my affairs During my life, do assign Patent to him, to me Grt, as his proper Estate & Birthright.” April 4, 1722.

No. 118. John Stepney Sen'r, to his son John. Ack by Jonathan Evens Att’ to John Stepney Sen'r. April 14, 1722.

No. 119. Jonathan Taylor, of the Pre'ct of Perq, Planter for £50 pd by James Cheson, of Afore’ sold 184a, “where said Cheson now doth live,” on west side if Indian Creek; being “Dividend of Land” purchased by said Taylor of Sarah Long Dec'd. Oct 11, 1721. Test’ Paul Palmer, Richard Leary.

No. 120. Richard Leary, of Perq, Planter—for £39 pd by Nicholas Crisp, of Chowan, Sold 27a called “Batts Grave Island” at the “Mouth of Yawpim





River,” in Albemarle Sound. April 10, 1722. Test’ Richard Whedby, Thomas Peirce.

No. 121. John Pettiver of Perq, for £50 pd by Capt Nicholas Crisp, of Chowan., Sold 200a. “Original Patent from Lords Pro’ May 8, 1684 to William Tetterton.” Test’ Thomas Beterly, Henry Speller, Wm Older. C. Gale Ch Just.

No. 122. Joseph Jessop, of Perq, for £10 pd by Capt Allston, of Chowan, sold to said Capt John Alston, 200a in Perquimans, on N. E. side of the River, adj Land of John Gooding. “Part of 400a Grt to me April 4, 1720.” Seal July 9, 1722.

No. 123. Benjamin Willson, & Judith My Wife, of Perq, for “Natual Aff” we bear to our Sister Ann Elliott (wife of Thomas afore’) do Give to said Thomas part of Tract given me by my Dec'd father Isaac Willson, where John White lived, 100a to him for life, & at his Dec’ to his son Joseph, that he had by my Sister Ann, & to his son Thomas also son of Ann, & for want of heirs back of me.” April 9, 1722. Test’ Gabriel Newby, Wm Barstable.

No. 124. Lords Pro’ grant unto Richard Gray of Perq 45a, in fork of “Beaver Cove Swamp,” adj John Tomlin. Which Land was “granted Jan 8, 1714 to Elinder Atteway & lapsed for want of Seating.” April 4, 1721. Councillors; Wm Reed, C. Eden, Tho Pollock, Rich'd Sanderson, John Hackelfield. Reg Sept 20, 1722.

No. 125. Richard Leary assigns “Right of this Patent” unto Alber—Albertson. Feb 3, 1721/2. Richard Gray R. G.

No. 126. July 2, 1722. Thomas Davis of Perq, & Elizabeth his wife, to John Bogue of afore’ for £213, sold 80a on the “Great Pocoson,” where Perq River Heads, at a tree on Henry Hills Land, to line of Thomas Docton, “being part of Patent to said Docton,” & conveyed by him to Thomas Davis, 550a. Test’ Thomas Docton, Paul Phillips.

No. 127. April 9, 1722. Thomas Docton of Perq, & Elizabeth his wife, to Thomas Davis of afore’ for £10 Sold 275a, adj the “Great Pocoson,” & Henry Hill. Test’ John Falconer, Richard Leary.

No. 128. Joseph Sutton, Jun'r of Perq, for £5 pd by Richard Wedby, of afore’ sold 235a adj said “Whedbys own Land,” formerly Benjamin Nichilsons, “one half of Tract Surveyed Jan 25, 1719/20.” Seal Oct 10, 1721. Test’ Jo Jessop, Rich’ Leary.

No. 129. Gabriel Newby, of Albemarle, Conveyed unto Anthony Haskitt 50a of Land, “formerly Peter Grays,” Land Grt to me Nov 11, 1720. Seal July 9, 1722. Test’ Thos Harvey, Richard Ratlif.

No. 130. James Coles, Carpenter, & Mary my wife, of Perq—for £30 to Lewis Alexander Knight, & Emanuel Knight (his brother) of Afore’ Planters—sold Plan’ (bought of Wm Hall, heir to Ann Peterson Dec'd) on N. E. side of Perq River, 100a adj Land of Christopher Nicholson, & the land of John Kinsey, “which was sold Mar 14, 1672 to Thos Kent, by one Wm Vose of said Pre'ct, being part of 200a Granted Sept 25, 1663, & signed by Sir William Berkeley.” Seal April 14, 1702. Test’ Samuel Swann Jun'r, Ralf Fletcher.

No. 131. Lewis Alex. Knight, of Pasquotank, for £30 pd by Joseph Sutton Jun'r of Perq, assigned “Right of Within Deed.” Oct 9, 1716. Test’ Francis Toms, Richard Leary.

No. 132. Joseph Sutton Jun'r of Perq, for £45 pd by Richard Ratlif, assigned “Right of within Deed of Sale.” July 10, 1722. Test’ Tho Speight, Rich'd Whedbee.





No. 133. Henry Norman, of Chowan, Planter—for £100 pd by John Crisp of same, Gent—assigned 200a on N. side of Albemarle Sound, “In Perq Per'ct,” adj Land formerly Capt Fendals, but now belonging to John Swann, son of Maj Samuel Swann. Jan 16, 1722. Test’ E. Moseley, Chris'er Heidlbery, Wm Coward.

No. 134. Lords Pro’ Grant to Thomas Bozell (Boswell) 51a on N. side of “Long Branch” in Perq, adj Samuel Nicholson, & Nathaniel Albertson. Said Land was Surveyed for Peter Albertson, & assigned by him to said Bizell. Councillors; Fran’ Foster, Charles Eden, Richard Sanderson, Thomas Pollock, Wm Reed.

No. 135. I do assign “Right of Patent,” to James Henby of Perquimans. April 9, 1721. Thomas Bosell.

No. 136. I assign my “Right of Patent,” unto Thomas Bozell of Perquimans. April 9, 1723. Test’ Arthur Croxton, J. Jessop. James Henby.

No. 137. Samuel Wiatt, & Elizabeth my wife of Perq, for £111 pd by Richard Sutton of same, Planter—Sold our Plan’ on the Sound, near “Batts, his grave,” on a small Creek called “Benby Creek,” on line of Abigail Bounds. 250a, said “Land Grt to Edward Wilson Feb 17, 1696,” an Estate of Inheritance. Oct 3, 1722.

No. 138. Richard Sutton of Perq, Planter—for £200 pd by Joseph Sutton Jun'r, of afore’ Sold 344a on N. E. side if Suttons Creek, “a Patent in the name of George Sutton my father, June 20, 1703.” Seal Oct 9, 1722. Test’ T. Sweeney, Richard Ratlif. Richard & Mary Sutton.

No. 139. Lords Pro’ unto George Sutton, of Albemarle Co N. C.—344a in the Precinct of Perquimans, on S. west side of Suttons Creek, “due said Sutton for Trans’ of persons in the Colony,” June 20, 1703. Test’ Our well beloved Henderson Walker Esq, President, of our Councell; & Com'd in Chief, of our Province; & Councellors, Samuel Swann, Francis Toms, Thomas Pollock.

No. 140. Richard Sutton of Perq, Planter—for the Sum of £200 pd by Joseph Sutton, do assign “Right of the Within mentioned Patent.” Aug 28, 1722. Test’ Charles Denman, Rich'd Leary.

No. 141. Richard Sutton of Perq, Planter—for £10 pd by Joseph Sutton Jun'r, sold “half of Tract,” on N. east side of Perq River—107a adj Land of said Joseph Richard Whedby, & Wm Wood, “same being Grt to me, & Nathaniel Sutton Oct 8, 1717, I the Sole, & lawful owner in mine own proper Right. April 9, 1723. Richard & Mary Sutton.

No. 142. Edward Maudlin of Perq, for £20 pd by Richard Ratlif of afore’ Sold part of Tract, 60a on N. east side of Perq River, adj said Richard, it being the third part of 200a, of which said Richard hath the other two thirds. Test’ Ezekiel Mauldin, Francis Croxton. Edward & Mary Maudlin. Reg May 20, 1723.

No. 143. Mary Evens of Perq, Spinster—for £50 pd by Abraham Warren of same—Sold 150a, adj Land I now live on, “whereon Abraham Warren father of said Abraham dwelt.” Half of 300a Grt to me April 3, 1719. Seal Oct 3, 1722. Test’ Charles Denman, Danbey Briant.

No. 144. Oct 8, 1723. Daniel Smith of Perq, & Sarah his wife, “to John Powell of upper parish of Nansemond Co in Va,” for £23, assigned 250a on S. W. side of Perq River, adj Timothy Clare, on River Pocoson, to Thomas Roundtrees line, “to me Grt April 1, 1720.” Test’ Ezekiel Maudling, Wm Bastable.





No. 145. Richard Davenport of Perq, planter—with consent of Joanah my wife “for tender love which we have for our Dau Elizabeth, now wife of John Foster of said place, do give to them 270a between the great marsh, & Land now in possession of Archibald Holmes.” July 20, 1700. Test’ John Stepney, Caleb Calloway.

No. 146. John Foster, “with the consent if Elizabeth my wife,” assigns right of this deed of gift unto John Davenport. Oct 10, 1704. Test’ Dennis Macklenden, John Yates.

No. 147. John Davenport, of Chowan precinct, & Anne my wife, for £12 pd by Hugh Davis, of Perq, conveyed 150a in Perq, on Albemarle Sound, opposite “Batts Grave” formerly belonging to Richard Davenport, in line of Archibald Holmes. Aug 1, 1717. Test’ John Falconer, William Winson.

No. 148. Nathaniel Albertson, of Perq, planter—for £36 pd by Nathaniel Nicholson, of afore’ sold “part of tract on west-side of Suttons Creek,” to a dividing line between me & my brother Albert,” Land granted to my father Albert Albertson dec'd, by patent May 22, 1694.” Seal Aug 24, 1722. Test’ Cornelius Leary, Richard Leary.

No. 149. Lords Pro’ Grant to Gabriel Newby, 374a in Perquimans, on N. E. side of the River, on lines of Peter Gray, & Francis Wells. Nov. 20, 1720. Charles Eden Esq, Gov; Councellors; Richard Sanderson, Fred'k Jones, John Heckelfield, Tho Pollock. J. Lovick Sec'y

No. 150. Gabriel Newby, wheelwright—“doth assign” 324a of this patent, unto Peter Person, of same place, shoemaker—for £40 in hand, “the other 50a I have sold to Anthony Haskitt.” 8 day 6 mo 1723. Test Wm Trotter, Wm Bogue

No. 151. Nov 1, 1722. Robert Wilson of Albemarle, to Francis Newby 300a, on lines of Sam'l Phelps, Gabriel Newby, Ben J Wilson, & the River of Perq, as by patent to said Gabriel Oct 16, 1722 (450a) for £50 with “house buildings, & all appurtenances.” Test’ Wm Little, Roger Hager.

No. 152. Francis Newby of Perq, planter—for £40 in hand, sold 300a unto Robert Wilson. 9 day 5 mo 1723. Test’ Timothy Clare, Richard Whedbee.

No. 153. Nathaniel Nicholson, of Perq, planter—to George Sutton Jun'r of afore’, for £20 s10 sold 105a, adj Joseph Sutton Sen'r, & Richard Whedbee, “patented in my name July 20, 1703.” Seal July 10, 1722. Test’ Joseph Jessop, Sam'l Phelps.

No. 154. Richard Whedbee, of Perq, Gent—for £10 pd by John Anderson, (son of James of said precinct) planter—assigns 50a on N. E. side of Perq River, part of “350a granted to me Oct 20, 1716.” Reg Aug 20, 1723. Test’ Richard Leary, John Arnell Jun'r.

No. 155. Lords Pro’ grant unto John Norcom, 450a on S. W. Side of Yeopim Creek, at the “mouth of a small gutt,” which parts the said Land from Anthony Wherry, adj Robert Harmon, Nov 22, 1714. Charles Eden Esq Gov; Francis Foster, T. Knight, Wm Reed. Wit’ N. Chevin, C. Gale. Recorded Nov 29, 1714. T. Knight Sec.

No. 156. John Norcom for £45 pd by Samuel Wiatt of Perq precinct, sold right of within pattent. Jan 10, 1720. Test’ Joseph Oates, John Banks.

No. 157. John Williams, of Perq, for £25 pd by Thomas Long, Planter, sold 140a on N. east side of Cypress Swamp, adj Maj Thomas Harvey, & Thomas Norcom, being “Land given by John Bentley, to Wm Barrow,” & now patented





in the name of John Williams. Sept 2, 1721. Test’ Cornelius Leary, David Lewellin.

No. 158. Robert Moore, & Hannah his wife, of Perq, for “love we bear our friend Joseph Jessop” of afore’ do give a plan’ which “our father Stephen Manwaring dec'd purchased of Charles Mackdaniel, on the “Narrows” of Perquimans, S. W. side, & “willed to his Dau Hannah Manwaring, now Hannah Moore.” April 9, 1723. Test’ Thomas Jessop, James Newby.

No. 159. Abraham Sanders, of Perq, for £60 pd by Benjamin Sanders, of afore’ sold 100a on S. W. side of the “Narrows” of Perq River, & Cypress Swamp, at the mouth of “Chinquepin Orchard” branch, to Ralph Bosmans line. Aug 19, 1723. Test’ Robert Wilson, Nathan Newby.

No. 160. Mary Evens of Perq, Spinster—for £50 pd by Abraham Warren, of same—sold 150 adj “Land I now live on” where the late “Abraham Warren, father of said Abraham lately dwelt,” granted to said Mary April 3, 1719. Seal Oct 3, 1722. Test’ Charles Denman, Darby O. Briant.

No. 161. Perquimans. Abraham Warren, for the Sum of £100 pd by Mr William Stevens, assigns Land. April 23, 1723. Test’ William Jones.

No. 162. Abraham Warren, of Perq, Planter—for £100 pd by Wm Stevens of same, joiner—do sell part of Tract of (300a) granted to Mary Evens. “Land on which my father lived.” April 3, 1724. Test’ Richard Whedbee, George Sutton.

No. 163. Gabriel Newby, of Albemarle, “for a con’ in hand,” sold unto Francis Newby, of same, 50a at the mouth of “Holy branch swamp,” to head line of my 640a reserving 100 yards breadth, “to begin at a Valley next to Toms House.” 14 day 11 mo 1723/24. Test’ Thomas Trotter, Ralf Bufkin.

No. 164. Francis Newby, of Albemarle, sold to Gabriel Newby 300a, on east side of Perq River, at the head of “Vosses Creek Swamp,” on lines of John Flowers, & Francis Toms, “Land given me by my Grand-father Francis Toms in his will.” 7 day 11 mo 1723/24.

No. 165. Joshua Calloway, of Perq, Gent—for £30 pd by Abraham Warren, of afore’ planter—290a on N. side of Yeopim River, “by pattent Feb 7, 1698 unto John Hopkins.” Seal Sept 15, 1723.

No. 166. John Pettiver, of Perq, until Thomas Blitchenden of same—60a adj Henry Norman dec'd, which was his home Plan’ at the head of “Spelmans Creek,” part of a Pattent to me 1720/21. Seal April 10, 1722. (Called “Gore Land.”) Test’ Jo Jessop, Jonathan Evens.

No. 167. Robert Wilson, of Perq, for 2100-lbs of Tobacco in hand, by Benjamin Sanders, of afore’ sold 200a on “Wilsons Creek,” up Ralph Boozmans line to Cypress Swamp, “along a division line between said Sanders & Isaac Wilson.” Rachel Wilson “doth surrender her right of dower.” Test’ Joseph Oates, John Williams. June 23, 1724.

No. 168. George Durant, of Perq, Joiner—for £5 pd by Thomas Snoden, of afore’ do sell 36,&½a, “part of 73a pattented Nov 2, 1723,” on west-side of Little River, to a pine on Thomas Bartlifs line. April 22, 1724. Test’ Richard Whedbee, George Sutton.

No. 169. Isaac Wilson, of Perq; “my father Isaac Wilson left unto my brother Robert Wilson, 200a, by his will, my mother making it fee simple in my Minority, I now being Twenty years, & past,” to perform my Fathers will have given, unto my brother Robert, said Land on east-side of Cypress





Swamp, adj Robert Wilson, & Ralf Boazman. 9 day of Mar 1723/24. Test’ Benj Willson, Abraham Sanders.

No. 170. Joseph Oates, of Perq, for £10 pd by William Houghton, of Chowan, Planter—Sold 200a on S. side of “Mill Swamp.” Ack April 23, 1724. Test’ Wm Peirce, Mary Havett.

No. 171. Oct 3, 1723. Thomas Commander, of Pasquotank, for £22 pd by Robert Hosea, of Perq, “doth Sell 260a on S. side of Deep Creek, in Little River.” Test’ Edm'd Gale, Anna Skings.

No. 172. Lords Pro’ grant to Thomas Roberts, 566a in Chowan, & Perq precincts, on line of Mr. Garrett, Mitchell Bentley, & Christopher Dudley; formerly Grt to John Petiver, & lapsed for want of seating.” Nov 11, 1720. Charles Eden Gov; Councellors; Thomas Pollock, Wm. Reed, Rich'd Sanderson, Francis Foster. J. Lovick Secty.

No. 173. Thomas Roberts, of N. C. “for a valuable Con’ “pd by John Pettiver of this Province, “do sell to him my right of within Pattent.” May 20, 1722.

No. 174. John Pettiver, of N. C. “for a valuable con’ ” pd by John Rice, of Chowan, “do sell my right of Land granted to Thomas Roberts, & made over to me.” May 10, 1722. Test’ Samuel Wigins, Edward Rice.

No. 175. Perquimans. John Rice, assigns “Pattent, unto Richard Berriman,” 220a that I have sold “out of this pattent to John Burkett.” April 23, 1724. Test’ Rich'd Leary, Joseph Oates.

No. 176. John Winberry, of Pasquotank, planter—for £50 pd by Elijah Stanton, 208a on S. W. side of Little River, “on which I lately lived,” bounded by George Gordins, Thomas Robinson, & Robert Cox. May 13, 1724.

No. 177. Francis Wells of Perq, for £100 pd by Joseph Jessop, of afore’ sold 282a, “surveyed by Robert Beezley, & James Beezley his son, & sold to me.” Oct 13, 1724. Test’ Thomas White, Robert Moore.

No. 178. Luke Hollowell, of Perq, & Elizabeth my wife, “for a sum of money in hand, & also for love to Joseph & John Allston of Chowan, do assign our Right of a Pattent,” to us granted (400a), 200a on Jessops, & 200a on Allstons line. July 13, 1724. Test’ Jacob Perry, John Stepney.

No. 179. Wm Moore, of Perq, for £40 pd by Jacob Perry, of afore’ sold 400a on north East side of the River, adj Thomas Lilly, “to me granted Aug 6, 1719.” Seal July 14, 1724. Test’ Joseph Jessop, John Stepney.

No. 180. Mary Lacy, of “Isle of Wight Co in Va” for £15 pd by Smith Kelly, “late of Va,” Sold 100a called “Huckeltout” on North side of Vosses Creek, adj “Land willed to my Brother Francis, & Brother William,” & Land of my sister Elizabeth, “which was Pattented by Stephen Manwaring,” & sold by his “heirs to my Father Wm Lacy, & given to me in his will.” Sept 19, 1724. Test’ Thom White, John Williams.

No. 181. Wm Tomlin of Perq, Planter—for £15 Pd by Solomon Henry, of afore’ sold 50a on S. W. side of Little River, binding on Land of Robert Cox. Pattented July 3, 1694.

No. 182. Lords Pro’ grant to Timothy Clare, of Perq, 330a, adj said Timothys, & Wm Moores lines. April 15, 1720. Charles Eden Gov; Counsellors Richard Sanderson, Thomas Pollock, John Hecklefield, Fred Jones. John Lovick Sec'y.

No. 183. Thomas Winsloe, & Elizabeth his wife for £30 pd by Thomas White, “all inhabitants of Perq,” do assign our right of patent, “within granted, April 5, 1720, to our Father Timothy Clare dec'd, & by his will to us,” 330a. Jan 10, 1724. Test’ Thomas Walsh, Jos Jessop.





No. 184. Lords Pro’ grant to Joseph Jessop, of Albemarle, 190a in Perq, on Newbegun Creek, “running up to Timothy Clares line.” Feb 4, 1713/14. Thomas Pollock Esq President of Councill; & Commander in Chief. Councellors; Thos Boyd, T. Knight, Na Chevin, C. Gale. T. Knight, Sec.

No. 185. Joseph Jessop, assigns “Pattent to John Sampson.” Jan 8, 1716. Court at the House of Mrs Elizabeth French, “Margaret wife of Joseph Jessop Esq” Ack’ deed. John Stepney Reg.

No. 186. John Sampson, & Isaac Sampson “both of Westover Parish Charles City Co Va” assigns unto Wm Moore of N. C. “our Right of within Pattent.” Nov 15, 1720. Test’ Thomas Bagley, Wm Moore Jun'r.

No. 187. James Perisho, of Perq, for £15 pd by “my Brother John Perisho” of afore’ sold half of Tract Grt to John Anderson 29 — 1703 (Whole tract 209a) “assigned by said Anderson, to James Layton, & by Layton, to Daniel Guthrie, who assigned same to Edward Ellson, by him to James Coles, & said Coles to me.” Land on N. side of Perq River. Dec 11, 1714/15. Test’ J. Jessop, John Morgan.

No. 188. Ephrim Overman, Yeoman, & Sarah his wife, for £100 pd by Henry, & Arnold White Jun'r, of afore’ sold 245a on S. W. Side of Little River Swamp, adj Wm Jackson. Dec 26, 1724. Test’ Sam'l Charles, Robert Cox Jun'r, Jeremiah Symonds.

No. 189. Lemuel Taylor, of Perq, Glazier—for £80 pd by Joshua Long, of afore’ planter—sold 300a on S. W. side of Indian Creek, adj Land of James Chesson, & Daniel Hall. Pattent dated Feb 17, 1696. Seal Nov 22, 1723.

No. 190. Joshua Long, of Perq for £50 pd by Jeremiah Pratt, of same, “Jentleman” sold 100a “Purchased of Lemuel Taylor,” on W. side of said “Pratts Mill Pond,” adj Daniel Hall. Dec. 23, 1723. Test’ Zach Fields, John Pratt, Samuel Taylor.

No. 191. Ruth Minge, of Perq, “Widow, & relict of Mr. James Minge, late of this precinct dec'd,” for £100 pd by John Wiatt, of afore’ sold 300a on Eastermost side of Bentleys Creek, known as “Mr James Minges quarter plan’ “part of Tract” on which I now live, Land granted to my father Benjamin Lakhare (Laker).” April 29, 1724. Test’ Humphrey Phelts (Phelps), Samuel Wiatt.

No. 192. John Morgan Sen'r, of Perq, for “aff’ I bear unto my dau Mary Elliott wife of Thomas Jun'r,” of afore’ do give to said Thomas, Land “on which I now dwell, 50a on a branch coming out of Vosses Creek, through a Neck known as broad Neck.” Jan 12, 1724/25. Test’ Thomas Elliott Sen'r, Francis Newby.

No. 193. Thomas Norcom, & Mary his wife, sold to Richard Leary, of afore’ 287a, a “pattent to Jean Charles, & now in the Tenure of said Richard,” on W. Side of Yeopim Creek, called “Jane Charles Land.” April 8, 1707. Test’ Robert Fendal, Thomas Long.

No. 194. Richard Leary, for £15 pd by John Wiatt, assigns “right of within deed of sale.” April 12, 1725. Test’ Joshua Long, Thomas Long.

No. 195. John Hudler (Hurdle), of Perquimans, for £50 pd by Thomas Blitchenden, of afore’ sold 299a on S. W. side of Perq River, adj Francis Toms, “down said River to Reedy Branch,” Land granted to Samuel Bond, & “conveyed by him to Henry Grace, & by said Grace to me.” Dec 9, 1724. Ann Hudler Ack her dower. Test’ Thomas Harvey, John Stepney.





No. 196. Lords Pro’ of N. C. to Thomas Blitchenden, 200a in Perq Pre'ct, on Thomas Lillys line, to Timothy Taylors corner, & Wm Brinns line. Grt Aug 16, 1716 to Benj Willson, & by him “elapsed for want of seating.” Seal of Colony Dec 6, 1720. Charles Eden Esq Gov; Councellors; Fred. Jones, Tho. Pollock, Rich'd Sanderson, J. Lovick.

No. 197. Thomas Blitchenden, assigns “right of said patent,” unto Martin Asbille. April 14, 1725. Test’ James Smith, John Stepney.

No. 198. Thomas Stafford, of Perq, for £25 pd by Edward Turner of afore’ sold 115a on S. West side of Little River, & on N. W. side of Deep Creek, “near the head thereof,” formerly Thomas Collins. Mar 16, 1723. Test’ Henry Raper, Wm Turner. Thomas & Amey Stafford.

No. 199. Thomas Harvey, of Perq Esq, & Elizabeth his wife, “dau & heir of Maj James Cole dec'd” for £180 pd by Richard Sciner of afore’, Planter—sold plan’ on Perq River, 216a part of “Larger parcell of Land formerly James Coles, father of said Elizabeth, laid out Jan 15 last, by Edward Moseley Esq Surveyor Gen'l for N. C.” adj Peter Jones, & Henry Clayton. Test’ Sam’ Phelps, Charles Denman. July 24, 1725.

No. 200. Thomas Commander, of Albemarle, Yeoman—for £16 pd by John Parish, of the precinct of Perq, yeoman sold 290a on S. W. side of Little River. Sept 14, 1704. Test’ Edward Evens, Anne Bartlift, Jonathan Hobbs.

No. 201. Wm Boswell, of Albemarle, for £30 pd by Thomas Trowbell, of afore’ sold 175a in the “mouth of Perq River,” on a Creek called “Lillys” half of Tract “pat’ by Anne, & Elizabeth Walker,” in the year 1694, the other half belonging to Joshua Calloway. April 13, 1725. Test’ John Perishoe, William Wood.

No. 202. Lords Pro’ of N. C., to Joseph Sutton Sen'r, 175a in Perq precinct, adj James Newby, & Thomas Boswell. Seal of the Colony 1 day of Sept 1712. Thomas Pollock Esq President of the Councill, & commander in Chief; Councellors; N. Chevin, Thomas Boyde, T. Knight, C. Gale. Rec in Sec office Sept 4, 1713.

No. 203. George Sutton, Eldest son of Joseph: for £20 pd by Edward Maudlin, of same, assigns “right of Land in said Pattent.” Test’ Robert Hicks, Jo— Oates. Jan 12, 1724.

No. 204. Wm Tomlin of Perq, for £15 rec'd sold unto Dennis Collings, of same, 80a on Little River, adj Wm Jackson; part of “grant to me 1694.” April 10, 1722. Test’ Jonathan Evens, John Pettiver.

No. 205. July 13, 1725. “I do assign right of within Deed of Sale,” unto William Davis. Dennis Collings. Test’ John Falconer, Wm Wood, Wm Bogue.

No. 206. Francis Newby, for £50 pd by Wm Moore Sen'r, of Perq, conveyed 300a on W. side of Perq River, to Samuel Bons corner (formerly Gabriel Newbys), & conveyed by him to Ralf Bufkin, & by him to said Francis. July 13, 1725. Test’ Jo Jessop, Paull Phillips.

No. 207. James Smith, Cordwinder—& “Ann my wife” of Perq, appoints John Pettiver Att’ to “make Sale of our Lands in Perq, also Cattle, All our Right to properties, truely invested in said Pettiver.” Aug 4, 1725. Test’ Thomas Peirce, Jun'r, Thomas Collins, Thomas Horton.

No. 208. James Smith, of Perq, Cordwinder—appoints Thomas Peirce Jun'r, Att’ to “Ack deed for Land in Perq, & also to collect debts.” Aug 10, 1725. Test’ Wm Smith, Thomas Horten, Thomas Bennett.





No. 209. James Smith, of Perq for £60 pd by Anthony Alexander Sen'r, of Chowan, planter—sold 300a part of larger Tract—570a, formerly called “Devenports” of which 250a is now “in possession of the Orphans of Hugh Davis dec'd,” bounding on Land of Wm Long, “down Franks Creek, to the mouth of Yeopim Creek,” along the Sound side, purchased by me of John Pettiver. Aug 17, 1725. Test’ Thomas Pierce, Wm Smith, Thomas Horton.

No. 210. Wm Moore, for £50 pd by Francis Newby, of Perq, sold 100a on S. W. side of Perq River, called “Benjamin Gideons old field,” adj Henry Clayton, Isaac Willson, & John Williams, “now in possession of John Pettiver,” July 13, 1725. Test’ Paul Phillips, J. Jessop.

No. 211. John Flowers, Shoemaker, & wife Mary, of Perq—for £30 pd by John Pettiver, of same, sold 200a—100a on N. E. side of the River, adj Ralph Fletcher & 100a adj Land of Wm Lacy dec'd, near a Mill Dam, called “Isaac Willsons” upon Vosses Creek, now in possession of Thomas Sharbo, a planter. July 30, 1725. Test’ Charles Denman, John Falconer.

No. 212. “We appoint Mr John Falconer, our Att’ to ack’ deed of Sale before the Hon'ble Christopher Gale Esq, unto Mr. John Pettiver of Perquimans.” July 30, 1725. Test’ Charles Denman, John Lockey. John & Mary Flowers.

No. 213. Jan 9, 1724/25. John Parish of Perq, for “love I bear my dau’ Ann, do give to her 200a where she now dwelleth,” on Deep Creek, adj Wm Manns, between Wm Godfreys, & Robrt Hoseas lines. “If she die to fall to my son John.”

No. 214. James Smith, & Ann his wife, of Perq, for £10 pd by Richard Cheston of afore’ 100a on N. E. side of Perq River, called “Grassy Point” the “manner plan’ on which David Harris lived, & left to me Ann Smith, dau’ of said Harris in his will,” between Lands of Sarah, & Elizabeth Harris, sisters of said Ann. Oct 12, 1725.

No. 215. Wm Harris, & Sarah his wife, of Chowan precinct, for £8 pd by Richard Cheston of Perq, “the receipt whereof we do hereby”—

No. 216. — Oct 12, 1725. Richard Cheston. Test’ Paul Palmer, Zach Elton.

No. 217. July 22, 1725. John Dudley, & Elizabeth his wife, of Bath, to Stephen Gibbons of Perq, planter—for £15, do convey 300a pattented by David Harris dec'd, on N. E. side of Perq River, adj “Grassy Point” now in possession of Richard Cheston, & Land of Joseph Sutton, on Cypress Swamp. 100a. Reg Nov 4, 1725. Test’ Richard Cheston, Christopher Dudley, John Pettiver.

No. 218. John Dudley of Bath, & Elizabeth, his wife, Apts’ John Williams of Perq Att’ to ack’ “Conveyance unto Stephens Gibbins of Perq.” July 22, 1725. Test’ Richard Cheston, Christopher Dudley, John Pettiver.

No. 219. Lords Pro’ of N. C. unto Thomas Collins, 280a in Perquimans, adj Esau Albertson, to Deep Creek, & John Tomlins line. July 20, 1717. Hon'ble Charles Eden Capt Gen'l, & Admix of our province; Councellors; Thomas Pollock, Wm. Reed, Nath Chevin, T. Knight.

No. 220. Thomas Collins, for £65 pd by Peter Dovewiner, assigns pattent. April 8, 1718. Test’ Wm Havett, Richard Leary.

No. 221. Peter Dovewiner, for £6 pd by Thomas Stafford, assigns “right of within pattent.” Test’ Jeremiah Pratt, Lemuel Taylor.

No. 222. Thomas Stafford, assigns “one half of Pattent” unto Edward Turner. Test’ Peter Jones, Jeremiah Barnes.





No. 223. Oct 26, 1724. Henry Clayton Esq of Perq, & Col Thomas Harvey of afore’ & Elizabeth his wife; Whereas Wm Fryley late of Perq, & Grace his wife sold for £70, 640a, on West-side of Perq River Dec 17, 1703, to James Cole, & Mary his wife; (Wm Hall heir of said Mary) “& Elizabeth only child of James Cole,” now wife of said Thomas Harvey: “Henry Clayton claiming under said Wm Hall, heir of said Mary Cole, by Survivorship,” hereby agreed between parties—one third to Thomas Harvey, & Elizabeth his wife, & Henry Clayton, & his heirs the other 2 thirds, “in Con’ of 5 shillings pd by said Harvey, hath sold unto him one third of afore’.” Test’ Wm Little, Ro Forster. C. Gale Ch Just.

No. 224. Thomas Winsloe, of Perq, for £3 pd by John Hudson, of same, sold 2a “part of a grant to me from Lords Pro’ of Car.” Nov 4, 1707. Test’ J. Jessop, Robert Willson, Jacob Hill.

No. 225. Lords Pro’ of N. C. grant to Richard Scinner (Skinner), 170a “where he now lives,” adj Wm Steward, & Samuel Phelps (due for trans’), “50a for each person” imported into the Colony. Sept 22, 1714. Charles Eden Esq Gov, & Commander in Chief; Councellors; N. Chevin, C. Gale, W. Reed, Francis Foster, To Knight.

No. 226. Richard Skinner, “with my wife Sarah,” assigns right of pattent, unto Mrs Juliannah Lakers. Mar 2, 1724/25. Test’ John Pettiver, Jonathan Evens, John Falconer.

No. 227. Richard Skinner of Perq, Planter—for £80 pd by Mrs Laker of afore’ Widow—sold 27a, adj John Flowers, John Simpson, Samuel Phelps, & Paul Palmer. Mar 2, 1724. Test’ John Pettiver, Jonathan Evens, John Falconer.

No. 228. Wm Coleston, of Perq, Cooper—conveyed unto Robert Hosea, of same, planter—58a on N. side of Deep Creek, adj Land of said Hosea, & John Arnold, “willed by Gibert Goodale unto said Colestons father.” Jan 11, 1725. Test’ Richard Whidbee, Thomas Weeks.

No. 229. Charles Denman, of Perq, “Jentleman” for £40 pd by Daniel Huntwagger of afore’ planter—sold part of “Land whereon I now live,” on S. W. side of Perq River, granted to Francis Beasley May 9, 1713. Seal Jan 11, 1725/26. Test’ Richard Leary, Joseph Oates.

No. 230. Lords Pro’ of N. C. grant to William Tomlin, 540a in Perquimans, adj Thomas Robinson, on River line, of Wm Jackson. April 4, 1720. C. Eden, Thomas Pollock, Richard Sanderson, John Hecklefield.

No. 231. “I assign right of within pattent, unto Thomas Weeks.” Jan 11, 1725/26. William Tomlin. Test’ Joseph Oates, Richard Cheston.

No. 232. Mary Evens, of Perq, for “love I do bear my son William Evens, of same, have given plan’ 150a “where I now live,” adj William Godfreys Land. Jan 4, 1723/4. Test’ George Durant, William Stevens, Joseph Pette.

No. 233. Ann Pettiver, of Perq for £20 “to us in hand” from Wm Moore, of afore’ (my husband John Pettiver) convey part of Tract on S. W. side of Perq River, on Joseph Smiths line, to lines of Thomas Blitchenden, & Francis Toms, “on uppermost Branch of Paley Bridge,” 1380a, granted to Isaac Wilson Jan 5, 1712/13, & willed to his wife Ann Wilson, now Ann Pettiver. July 5, 1726.

No. 234. Wm Moore, of Perq, for £30 pd by John White, of afore’ sold 30a “on New Begun Creek,” part of 190a Grt to Joseph Jessop, Feb 14, 1713/14,





& “assigned by said Jessop to John Sampson, & by said Sampson to me.” April —, 1726.

No. 235. Wm Moore, of Perq, for £30 pd by John White, of same, sold two Tracts of Land, “joining on said Whites own Land, & Bounds of Thomas Lilly,” & Perq River Swamp, being part of two patents to Wm Moore (1st) Aug 6, 1719. Other part joining Thomas Lilly, John White, & Jacob Perry, being part of Pattent Mar 30, 1721., both parts 116a to him John White. July, 1726. Test’ Jos Jessop, Tho Roundtree.

No. 236. Ann, & John Pettiver, of Perq, for £5 pd by Joseph Jessop, of afore’ sold 50a on S. west side of Perq River, on Isaac Wilsons line, & said Jessops corner. Part of 1380a Grt to Isaac Wilson (Sr) Jan 5, 1712/13, & “willed to Ann his wife, now wife of said Pettiver.” July 7, 1726.

No. 237. Jan 10, 1725/6. Joseph Jessop, Gent, of Perq, & Margaret his wife, to Thomas Rountree of Chowan, for £10 sold 200a “on N. east side of the Head of Perq River Swamp,” adj Land formerly Timothy Clares, & now Luke Hollowells. Test’ John White, Wm Moore, John Stepney.

No. 238. Jacob Hill, of Perq, & Elizabeth his wife, for £60 pd by Thomas Hollowell of same, sold 100a on N. east side of Perq River, at the mouth of Wolf Pit Branch; said Land was “Patented for our father William Bogue Dec'd Nov 22, 1714.” The whole of which was willed to his Dau’ Elizabeth Bogue. July 11, 1726. Test’ Wm Moore, Edmond Hollowell.

No. 239. Benjamin Wilson, of Perq, for £70 pd by Robert Wilson, of same, Conveyed to him 150a on S. west side of the River, adj Samuel Phelps, & along said Wilsons line, called “Little House Neck land.” July 2, 1724. Test’ Jesse Newby, Thomas Hollowell.

No. 240. Christopher Gale, John Lovick, & William Little, Esquires; Exors, & Trustees Apt’ in the last will of Henry Clayton, late of Chowan Pre'ct, Esq; said will Jan 20, 1725/6, “did bequeath to them” his Plan’ in Perq, called the “Vineyard” for the use of his Dau’ Sarah Clayton, & did empower them to sell same: One Abraham Sanders being the Highest Bidder, do sell same for £400 “where Henry Clayton formerly lived,” being two thirds of 640a Patented Feb 6 — One half bought by Maj James Coles Dec'd, of Wm Fryley, & Grace his wife, & by said James Coles in his will “divided between his dau’ Elizabeth, & his wife Mary,” & was by Henry Clayton purchased of Wm Hall of Perq, Planter—“also heir of said Mary Dec'd.” July 12, 1726. Test’ Jo Jenure, Robert Foster, Wm Badham.

No. 241. Lords Pro’ of Car. Grant unto Francis Toms, 200a on Perq River, at the mouth of “Reedy Branch,” formerly Surveyed for Samuel Bond, & by him sold to said Francis, “due for transportations.” C. Eden, T. Knight, N. Chevin, Francis Foster, Wm Reed. Nov 25, 1714.

No. 242. Francis Toms of Perq, for £50 pd by Thomas Winslow, of afore’ sold 200a, Pattented Nov 25, 1714. Seal July 12, 1726.

No. 243. Mary Mayo, Relict of Edward, of Albemarle, for Love which I bear towards my Children, do Give, Goods, Chattels, & Real Estate.” To son Joseph half of my “Land where I now Dwell,” 100a when he comes of age. The rest of Plan’ I give the use of same to “Joseph Newby my Intended Husband,” his Natual life, then to my son. Bequest to daughters, Ann, Elizabeth, & Sarah Mayo, “each a negro girl.” 8 da 5 mo 1726. Test’ Nathan Newby, William Moore.





No. 244. Thomas Blitchenden, of Perq, for £7 pd by Thomas Gray, of afore’ sold Tract of Land on S. west side of Perq River, on line of Thomas Bagley, & — Newby, to Ann Pettivers line, 100a. April 30, 1726. Test’ J. Jessop, Thomas Roundtree.

No. 245. Thomas Blitchenden, of Perq, for £25 pd by Edward Hollowell, of same, conveyed 200a, on S. W. side of Perq River, adj Thomas Lilly, Thomas Gray & Ann Pettivers line. Oct 11, 1726. Test’ William Moor, Chas Wilks.

No. 246. William Man, of Perq, Planter—sold unto John Bartlet of same, Planter—“An Island known by the name of William Mans old Plan’ ” on S. W. side of Little River, part of 120a “Due said Man for Trans” three persons, by Patent May 1, 1694. Seal Feb 20, 1724. Test’ Tho. Weeks, Anne Weeks.

No. 247. John Bartlet, of “Little River,” in Perq Pre'ct, Planter—for £25 pd by John Parish, of same, sold 599a, adj John Newby, & Jacob Overman, a patent from Lords Pro’ of N. C. Oct 11, 1726. Test’ Jo. Oates, William Man.

No. 248. John Parish, of Perq, Planter—for £25 pd by John Barelift, assigns Land, “on the Head” of Deep Creek. 150a. Oct 11, 1726.

No. 249. Oct 10, 1726. William Godfrey, of Perq, Planter—to Thomas Godfrey, of afore’ for a “certain sum of money,” sold 175a, on S. side of Deep Creek, whereon he “now Dwelleth,” being one half of Tract taken up by William Godfrey Dec'd, in 1694. Said Wm Godfrey being “Seized in fee Simple” of said Parcell of Land. Richard Leary Clk.

No. 250. William Godfrey, of Albemarle, for a sum of money pd by John Godfrey, of Perq, Planter—sold 175a on S. side of Deep Creek, known by name of “New Ground,” “one half of Patent taken up by Wm Godfrey Dec'd in the year 1694.” Seal Oct 10, 1726. Test’ Jeremiah Sweeney.

No. 251. William Moor, of Perq, for £10 pd by Nathan Newby, of “Place afore’ ” sold 100a on N. east side of River of Perq, on said Newbys own line, “fronting on the River,” also 2a adj same, which I purchased of Francis Toms, April 10, 1721. Seal Jan 9, 1726. Test’ John Hudson.

No. 252. Lords Pro’ of Car, Grant unto Jonathan Evens, 194a in Perq, on S. east side of Castletons Creek. (No date.)

No. 253. — unto said John Williams, 300a in Perq, on the — side of Castletons Creek, adj Isaac Wilson Dec'd, “now in possession of John Pettiver,” on lines of Francis Newby, Henry Clayton, & Peter Jones Sen'r. “I the said Jonathan Evens, & Mary his wife —” Seal— (torn)

No. 254. Francis Newby, for £50 pd by William Moor Sen'r, of Perq, sold 300a on West side of Perq River, & west side of Cypress Swamp, adj Samuel Bond, said Land “formerly Gabriel Newbys,” & was sold by him to Ralf Bufkin, & by said “Bufkin to me.” July 13, 1725. Test’ J. Jessop, Paul Phillips.

No. 255. “I assign within mentioned Land, to Caleb Elliott.” April 17, 1732. William Moore. Test’ Joseph Oates, Joshua Elliott.

No. 256. Wm Boswell of Perq, Planter—for 30lbs “in good Pork,” pd by Wm Bundy of same, Merchant—sold 75a, on So Wt side of Little River. Land Grt May 16, 1702 to John Shaw, & by him sold to James Newby, by said Newby sold to Christopher Nicholson, & by said Nicholson “in his will given to Margaret his dau’ now wife of said Wm Boswell,” April 17, 1732. Test’ Jacob Chancy, Thos Weeks.





No. 257. Elijah Stanton, of Perq, Planter—for £28 pd by Solomon Hendrick, of same, Planter—sold 200a, on S. W. side of Little River, “where said Elijah now liveth,” part of 312a Grt to Wm Jackson Jun'r; 208 of which “was sold to Richard Nowells July 11, 1704, & by said Nowell given to his dau Alice, since which time the said Alice became the wife of John Winberry, & said Land was sold by them to me May 13, 1724.” Sa of which said Elijah hath sold to George Gooding. July 4, 1727. Test’ David Baley, Nath'l Hall.

No. 258. John & Ann Pettiver, of Perq, for £100 pd by James Griffin, of Chowan, Sold 600a at the mouth of a small “branch out of Perq River, dividing him & Thomas Winslow,” to Wm Moores Land, along back line to Joseph Jessop, & down Perq River. Part of 1380a “Grt to Isaac Wilson Jan 5, 1712/13.” Seal April 10, 1727. Test’ Tho Harvey, Sam'l Phelps.

No. 259. Thomas Gray, of Perq, for £4 pd by John Lacky, of same, sold 100a, on So West side of River, adj Thomas Bagley, (to Ann Pettivers line) part of 528a “Grt to Thomas Blitchenden July 14, 1725.” Seal July 9, 1727. Test’ R. Wilson, John Williams.

No. 260. Rich'd Cheston, of Perq, for £4 pd by Charles Wilks, of afore’ sold 30a on So West side of Perq, adj “Burnt Pocoson,” & line of Isaac Willson. Patented by Thos Bagley. July 8, 1727.

No. 261. Thomas Blitchenden, of Perq, for “32 Barrels of Tarr,” pd by Charles Wilks, of afore’ sold 150a on So West side of Perq River, adj Nath'l Williams, John Arline, & Martin Asbell. Grt to Thomas Blitchenden July 14, 1725. Test’ Francis Newby, Nathan Newby.

No. 262. April 5, 1727. Wm Godfrey, of Perq, & Mary his wife, to Joseph Godfrey, of afore’, for a “certain Plan’ Delivered” by said Joseph, “Ack’ ourselves Paid,” & sold to said Joseph, a plan’ on So Wt Side of Little River, 300a Patented by John Godfrey 1694, “to us said William & Mary Godfrey.” Test’ F. Sweeny, Nath'l Welch.

No. 263. Thomas Winslow, of Perq, For £15 pd by James Field of afore’ sold part of Tract, on No East side of Perq River, adj Sarah Robinson, & Luke Hollowell; Part of 400a Grt to Thomas Winslow Nov 11, 1719, “next the River,” & the said Tho Winslows Land. 100a. Oct 9, 1727. Test’ Wm Moore, James Morgan.

No. 264. April 8, 1718. Thomas Rountree, of Chowan, & Elizabeth his wife, to Francis Rountree Sen'r, 50a on No West side of Perq River, on a Swamp called “Cypress” to River Pocoson. “Grt to Timothy Clear of Perq, 203a—Sept 4, 1714. Sold by said Timothy to Thomas Rountree party of these presents.” Test’ James Griffin, Wm Hill, Luke Hollowell.

No. 265. Francis Rountree, of Chowan, for £7 11s pd by James Field of Perq, assigns “Right of within Deed of Sale.” Oct 10, 1727. Test’ Jno Brasier, J. Jessop.

No. 266. John Lackee, of Perq, for £20 pd by Joseph Jessop, sold 100a on So West side of River, adj Thomas Bagley, to a pine on Ann Pettivers. Part of Tract Pat’ by Thomas Blitchenden, & sold by him to Thomas Gray. Oct 9, 1727. Test’ Matthew Gums, John Simson.

No. 267. Joseph Jessop, am firmly bound unto John Lackee, of Perq, for the Sum of £100, “do bind myself” to the payment. Obligation: “Joseph Jessop to John Lackee, & Mary his wife, to hold, & enjoy During thier natual lives a Plan’ in the Narrows of Perq River, whereon said Lacky, & Mary





his wife did formerly live, for the yearly Rent of 5 shillings.” Test’ Tho Bell, Ralf Bufkin.

No. 268. Wm Moore, of Perq, for £20 pd by James Morgan, of afore’ sold 100a on No East side of Perq River, adj Timothy Clears dec'd, & Wm Morgans line, “Grt to Wm Bogue, & by him Elapsed,” now Grt to me on June 8, 1725. Oct 9, 1727. Test’ Jos Jessop, John Falconer.

No. 269. John Alston, of Chowan, for £10 pd by Thos Norfleet, of “upper Pre'ct of Nansemond Co in Virginia,” 200a on No East side of the head of Perq River, adj John Gooding, now in possession of Thomas Rountree, 400a “to be divided by joint contract” by said Thos Norfleet, & Thos Rountree, according to a sale July 9, 1722. Seal Jan 9, 1727/8. Test’ Gabriel Newby, R. Everard.

No. 270. Ralf Bufkin, of Perq Prec't, for £40 pd by Thomas Jessop, of afore’ sold 100a on Southwest side of Perq River, on line of Wm Moore, “Grt to Isaac Wilson Mar 9, 1718, & willed by said — to Ralf Boseman, & assigned by said Boseman to said Bufkin,” Mar 1, 1726. Seal Oct 9, 172—. Test’ J. Jessop, Jno Brasier.

No. 271. John Henby, of Perq, for £5 pd by Peter Pearson, of afore’ 10a on No E side of Perq River, on line formerly Peter Grays, now in possession of Anthony Haskitt, “where my father formerly lived.” Jan 9, 17—(27). Test’ R. Wilson, Nicholas Rawlins.

No. 272. Jan 8, 1727/8. Thomas Blitchenden, of Perq, & Mary his wife, to Moses Rountree, of Chowan, for £20 sold 182a on S. W. side of the head of Perq River, by the River Pocoson, adj James Field, & Thos Rountree. Test’ James Pagit, Rebeccah Phillips.

No. 273. Lords Pro’ of N. C. to Wm Moore Jun'r, of Perq Co, 300a on No East Side of Perq River, adj Wm Moore Sen'r, “for the importation of one person for every 50a, he paying yearly on the 29 day of Sept the fee Rent of 1 shilling for every 50a.” Seal of the Colony Feb 25, 1725. Richard Everard, Wm Reed, C. Gale, Rd Sanderson, E. Moseley, Francis Foster (Sec'y), Thomas Harvey, Edm'd Gale.

No. 274. Wm Moore Jun'r for £25 pd by Benj Perry, assigns 300a “as by patent dated Feb 25, 1725.” Seal July 5, 1727. Test’ Wm Moore Sen, J. Jessop.

No. 275. Jacob Perry of Perq, for £50 pd by Benj Perry of afore’ sold 200a “part of two tracts Patented by Wm Moore, & sold by him to me,” adj Thomas Lilly, John White, & Wm Moore, Jun. April 11, 1727. Test’ — Brasier, Jo. Jessop.

No. 276. John Lackke, of Perq, for £20 pd by Joseph Jessop, of afore’ sold 100a on So Wt Side of the River, adj Thomas Bagley, & Ann Pettiver. Pattented by Thomas Blitchenden, & sold by him to Thos Gray July 19, 1727, passed by said Gray to said Lackky Oct 9, 1727. Test’ Matthew Gums, John Simson.

No. 277. Joseph Jessop of Perq, for £20 pd by Charles Wilkes of afore’ assigns Right in within Plan’. Jan 8, 1727.

No. 278. Ralf Bufkin of Albemarle, for — sold 130a to Wm Foster, (on Cypress Swamp) adj Gabriel Newby. “Divided by a Branch on the lower side of the Virginia Road,” from James Packets land, to Holmes Branch. Nov 23, 1727. Test’ Gabriel Newby, Francis Newby, Ralph Bufkin, Mary Bufkin.





No. 279. John Minge, Att’ to my “Coz Valentine Minge, of Charles City Co Vir’ Gent'm”—for £30 pd by Thos Blitchenden of N. C. in Perq Planter—sold 100a “on east side of Mr James Minge dec'd,” & west side of Henry Norman dec'd called “Gore Land,” Grt to Capt John Pettiver 1720/21, said John Minge doth bind my self to Defend said Thos Blitchenden in above assignment. Sept 30, 1727. Test’ Thomas Harvey, John Harloe.

No. 280. Joshua Calleway, of Perq, Gent—for £12 pd by Francis Penrice, of Chowan, sold “Parcell of land on No side of Albemarle Sound,” in Perq, 50a, adj John Stepney. Test’ Joseph Oates, John Falconer.

No. 281. Valentine Minge, of Westover Parish in Charles City, Co Vir’ Planter—appoints John Minge of same Att’ in the “Estate of my uncle James Minge Dec'd late of N. C.” of which he “Died Possessed in said Province.” Sept 20, 1727. Test’ Thomas Blitchenden, John Minge Jun'r.

No. 282. Samuel Warner, of Chowan, for £20 pd by Wm Standing, of Perq, Planter—sold 400a which was “Grt to Thomas Pierce Nov 11, 1719,” adj James Cheston, John Barrow, & Spelmans Corner, “on fork of Bentleys Creek,” to Edward Wilson, & John Davenports lines. Sept 28, 1725. Test’ Geo Allen, John Pettiver, John Harloe.

No. 283. James Thigpen Sen'r, in Albemarle, for £45 pd by Ralph Bufkin, of same, sold 200a “at River Pocoson,” adj Gabriel Newby, to Holmes Branch. Test’ Jesse Newby, Thomas Trotter. Oct 10, 1722.

No. 284. Lords Pro’ of N. C. unto Isaac Wilson, 640a in Chowan Precinct, on lines of Wm Carman, Col Edward Moseley, John Jordan, John Exum, James Thigpen, Thos. Elliott, & Josiah Smith. “Due for Importations.” Mar 9, 1717/18. Hon'ble Charles Eden Gov; Test’ Wm Reed, Fred Jones, Rich'd Sanderson.

No. 285. Ralph Boseman, for £20 pd by Ralph Bufkin of Perq, assigns 640a “in the within Pattent.” Mar 9, 1726. Test’ Francis Foster, Ann Pettiver.

No. 286. Thomas Penrice, of Perq, for £30 pd by Richd Sanderson, of afore’ Esq—“sold my Manner Plan’ ” 400a on a small creek, “issuing out of Lillys Creek,” down to the mouth of the Creek. Nov 22, 1727. Test’ Tho Betterley, Tho Lovick.

No. 287. John Pettiver of Perq, for 25 Sheep to me pd by Capt Rich Sanderson Jun'r Esq, of afore’ sold to said Sanderson, a certain Island at the mouth of Yeopim, in Albemarle Sound, called “Battes Grave” 27a a Patent to George Deer (Odear) & assigned by him to Richd Davenport, by him given to his son John Davenport, & by said John sold to me. April 9, 1728. Test’ Thomas Harvey, Charles Denman, Terence Sweeney.

No. 288. Terence Sweeney, of Perq, Sadler—for £28 pd by Col Richd Sanderson Esq, of same, sold 100a on S. W. side of Little River, adj Thomas Holloway, & Thos. Collins, to the River, called “Graces Point.” April 9, 1728. Test’ C. Clayton, Thomas Morgan.

No. 289. Eliz'b Carman, of Perq, for “love I bear my Cousen James Smith of afore’ do Give 218a in the Pine Woods, on So W. side of Perq River, a Grt to my Dec Husband Wm Carman, Jan 19, 1715/16, & given to me in his will,” Aug 1725. Seal Nov 2, 1727. Test’ Edm'd Gale.

No. 290. Thomas Winslow, & Elizabeth his wife, John White & Sarah his wife, of Perq, for love we have to our Cousin Joseph Mayo, of afore’ have given our Right of 50a adj Land of Thomas Jessop, & Joseph Newby. April 6, 1728. Test’ Joseph Newby, Joseph Winslow.





No. 291. James Ward, & Timothy Trulove, of Chowan, (agreement) “said Ward will give a Plan’ ” called “Bridge Neck” 120a, & Timothy Trulove to give 120a, adj same unto James Minge, the son of Joseph Minge, & Rachel his wife, & “we do bind ourselves,” in the Penal sum of £20. Dec 21, 1727. Test’ David Butler, Thomas Penrice.

No. 292. April 5, 1728. Richd Sanderson Esq, of Perq, Gent—to Mr. Zebulon Clayton, for £14 sold 50a on S. W. side of Little River, taken up by Terence Sweeney in the year 1724. Seal April 9, 1728. Test’ T. Sweeney, Thomas Morgan.

No. 293. Aug 28, 1725. Joshua Callaway of Perq, for £60 received of John Pettiver of afore’ Planter—300a on N. side of Albemarle Sound, at the mouth of Yeopim Creek, adj “Battis Grave Island” lately belonging to James Smith, & his wife Ann, with 13 head of cattle, & 1 horse. Test’ Richd Leard, Caleb Calleway.

No. 294. John Pettiver of Perq, to James Smith of same, assigns land sold to me by Joshua Calleway. May 12, 1727. Test’ Ann Hall, Emme Jones.

No. 295. John Pettiver of Perq, Planter—for £123 pd by Mary Gilbert, Josiah Gilbert, & Joseph Gilbert of Perq, sold 240a, on Perq River, adj John Spelman, a Patent to me Dec 10, 1712, “to said Mary her natural life, & at her Decease to Josiah, & Joseph Gilbert equally.” Dec 23, 1727. Test’ John Charlton, Thos Pierce.

No. 296. Arthur Croxton, of Perq, for £27 pd by Thomas White, of afore’ sold Land on Newbegun Creek, adj said Thomas, & Daniel Smith, to me Grt Nov 7, 1723. Seal July 9, 1728. Test’ Wm Trotter, John Moore.

No. 297. April 8, 1728. Charles Wilkes, of Perq, to John Rice, of Chowan, for £20 assigns 150a, near a Swamp called “Warrick Swamp” adj Nath'l Williams, a Patent to Thomas Blitchenden (528a) July 14, 1725, & conveyed by him to Charles Wilkes. Test’ Thos Blitchenden, John Winslow.

No. 298. James Beasley, of Bertie precinct, Cooper—for £12 pd by Tho. Pierce, Jun'r of Chowan, Planter—sold 435a on So Wt Side of Perq River, adj Wm Hall, Henry Clayton, & John Hancock, & Maj Lillingtons corner, called “Morris's.” Nov 6, 1727. Test’ John Bentley, John Barten.

No. 299. Francis Pettit, of Chowan, Planter—for £10 pd by Thos Pierce, Jun of same, sold 200a on S. W. side of Perq River, adj Thos Commander, Wm Jones, Charles Denman, & Francis Beasley, “which came to said Francis from his uncle Jesse Pettit by death,” called “Morrises.” Jan 2, 1727. Test’ Edward Orindell, Wm Smith, Cornelius Leary.

No. 300. Jan 1, 1715/16. Wm Evens, of Perq, Planter—to Joseph Pottle, of afore’ Tayler—“Devised Land” called “Mary Evens Old field,” adj John Stevens, “for his natual life, for the annual Rent of one ear of Indian Corn.” Test’ Ter Sweeney, Joseph Godfrey.

No. 301. Wm Moore, of Perq, for £20 pd by Nicholas Stallings, of Nansemond Co in Vir, do sell 100a part of tract Pat’ for Joseph Jessop, & sold by him, to John Sampson, & by said Sampson to said Moore. On Newbegun Creek, adj John White, Thos. Jessop, & said Moore. Oct 8, 1728. Test’ Arthur Croxton, J. Jessop.

No. 302. Thomas Norcom (son of John), of Chowan, Planter—to Paul Palmer, of Perq, 150a adj Wm Steward, & Paul Palmer, on No side of Castletons Creek. July 8, 1728. Test’ Jno Falconer, Charles Denman.





No. 303. Antego. 8 ber 5, 1719 (Letter from Dan Mackinen) Sirs: “I wrote you by way of Boston. Having no opportunity for your Country Directly, to inform you that I had Rec'd part of our Money, & I should have Shipped it to you by this opportunity, but ye orders Bound me up in Such a manner that I could not, unless I had transgressed, or acted contrary, if you Shall give me orders to ship it to you when any opportunity Presents, either for ye Country, or Boston I Shall not fail, either in Cotton, Rum, Sugar, or Molasses; it so falls out Sometimes, that Negro Ships are not here when Passage do Present, but if you are for negroes, I will buy them, keep them till Passage do offer. Another thing is that the power of Att’ you Sent me is of no force, because I could not prove it. You must get a power new Drawn. And get the master, & one of the men Belonging to the Sloop, to be Witnesses to it, that they may prove it When it comes here, that I may have it in my power to oblige him if he Should scruple to pay the Exchange, & Charges. I have received £32, the rest he promises, but I doubt Whether he would, or not, if he knew the Defect of the Power, that the Sloop that you Wrote to me by, when to St. Christophers, & never came near this Island, And I do not hear Whether Tof, Designs to your Country, or not, tho he told me he Should go hence last June, but was not so good as his promise.

I am Sr your most Humble Serv't.

Reg Jan 2, 1728.

Dan Mackiner.

No. 304. John, & Jane Padgett, of Scuppernong & Chowan, Planter—for £12 s10 pd by Thomas Bell of afore’ sold 125a in Yawpim. Mar 27, 1725. Test’ John Padgett, Jos Turner, Susanner Phelps.

No. 305. Jan 20, 1728/9. Joseph Godfrey, of Perq, to Eziekiel Maudlin, of afore’ Merc't—for £30, with Wm Godfrey, my brother, “Confirm unto said Maudlin, 100a on So West side of Little River, on line of Wm Evens, taken up by John Godfrey year 1694.” Test’ Richd Sanderson, Jun'r, Nathan Newby. Thos Crew Clk.

No. 306. Francis Toms, of Perq, for £25 pd by Jonathan Phelps, of afore’ sold 100a on No E. side of Perq River, adj Samuel Swann. Jan 18, 1728. Test’ Will'm Moore, J. Jessop.

No. 307. Jan 20, 1728/9. Joseph Godfrey, of Perq, to Wm Evens, of afore’ for a “certain sum,” Assigned 50a, on So West side of Little River, adj said Wm Evens, “taken up by John Godfrey year 1694.” Test’ Richd Sanderson Jr, Ezekiel Maudlin.

No. 308. Stephen Gibson, of Perq sold Plan “secured to me by Francis Toms,” of afore’ do “Ack’ myself fully Satisfied, also to the Satisfaction of my wife Jane Gibson,” land on No E side of Perq River, adj Arthur Jones line, to “Bridge Branch,” along Branch to John Lawrence, & along his line to the River. 75a. 11mo 9ber, 1719. Test’ Wm Moore, Jos Jessop.

No. 309. Wm Bogue, of Perq, Planter—for £17 s10, sold to Sam'l Phelps of afore’ 443a on East side of Cypress Swamp, known by name of “Ballihack,” an Estate of Inheritance. Test’ Wm Havett, Peter Denman.

No. 310. Grant to Wm Kichen, & Margarett Snooks, Widow—300a on the head of Perq River, adj Thomas Doctons, “surveyed for Daniel Snook, & devised to said William & Margarett.” Seal of Colony July 1, 1713. Thos Pollock Esq Pres, of Councill.





No. 311. Benj Newby, of Perq, Planter—for £110 pd by Thomas Ratcliff, of same, “do set over” unto Joseph Rattiff 215a on So W. side of Little River, on lines of Mr. Joseph Sutton, & Jacob Overman, “an Est of Inheritance.” July 19, 1727. Test’ Thos Hollowell, Nathan Newby.

No. 312. June 27, 1729. Edward Maudlin, of Perq, Planter—to Arnold White, of afore’ for £30 “doth sell 175a,” on James Newbys line, “by a forked Branch,” & Swamp, adj Thomas Boswell. Test’ Ezekiel Maudlin, Wm —.

No. 313. John White, & Sarah his wife (née Clear), for £25 pd by Thos Price, of Nansemond Co, Vir, “do sell 50a on S. W. side of Perq River, at the mouth of a “Crooked Branch,” adj John Powell. “A Grt from the Lords Pro’ to our Father Timothy Clear Dec'd. Dec 1, 1712. & by our said Father willed to us.” Oct 25, 1729. Test’ Joseph Jessop, Joseph Riddick.

No. 314. Wm Godfrey, of Albemarle, for a Certain sum pd by Joseph Godfrey, of afore’ Planter—do set over 50a of land in Perq, between Wm Evens, & line Run by John Anderson, “taken up by Mr. John Godfrey 1694.” July 12, 1728. Test’ Ter Sweeney, Antho Hatch.

No. 315. Joseph Godfrey, of Perq, for £180 pd by Ezekiel Maudlin, of afore’ “Doth sell 150a,” All that said Joseph now holds, called “Hacklefield land” surveyed by John Godfrey 1694, on So W. side of Little River, by a Small Creek Issuing out of Little River, adj Thos Bartlets, & Maudlins. April 21, 1729. Test’ Thos Weeks, Henry Wise.

No. 316. John White, & Sarah his wife, for £25 pd by Joseph Riddick, & Robert Riddick, of Nansemond Co Vir, sold 125a, on So W. side of Perq River, to line of Thos Price, “Grt to Timothy Clear Dec 1, 1712, & willed to us.” Oct 20, 1729. Test’ J. Jessop, Thos Pris (Price).

No. 317. July 28, 1729. Thomas Rountree, of Chowan, & Elizabeth his wife, to Robert Chapple, of afore’ for “love we bear our Friend Robert Chaple, Have Given” 84a on So Wt. side of the head of Perq River. Test’ John Freeman, Sen, George White Jr.

No. 318. Robert Cock, of Perq, for £4 pd by Zachariah Nixon, of Afore’ sold 100a, adj land “where he now lives.” Robert Cock, & Elizabeth my wife. July 9, 1722. Test’ Robt Cock Jr, Ann Cocks.

No. 319. — Grant — (torn).

No. 320. John Harrell, of Upper Parish of Nansemond Co. in Vir, unto Richd Harrell, of afore’ for £10 “Right, as by Assignment, of Wm Kitchen, to whom the Pattent was Grt.” — 1728.

No. 321. Aug 5, 1728. Joseph Godfrey, of Perq, to Thos Barclift, of same, for £50, sold 50a on So Wt side of Little River, adj land where said Barclift, now lives. Test’ Elizth Clayton, Chas Conwall.

No. 322. Oct 27, 1728. John Keaton Jr, of Chowan, & Hannah his wife, to John Perry, & Sarah Bond (late wife of Richd, Dec'd), of afore’ for £15 sold 158a, on So East side of Perq River, adj Nath'l Sutton, “Granted by deed of Gift from John Stepney to Joseph Sutton, late father of said Hannah, & left by will of said Joseph to his dau.” Test’ Tho Rountree, Jun, Wm Ashley Jun.

No. 323. Thos Blitchenden of Perq, for £10 pd by Moses Rountree, of Chowan, sold 50a on No Wt Side of Perq River, “remaining part of Land I sold to Thos. Hobbs.” Jan 20, 1728. Test’ Edward Howcott, Thos Weeks.





DEED BOOK C

No. 1. Richd Leary, of Perq, Planter—for £300 pd by Thos Commander, late of Pasquotank, Gent—sold 640a on a branch of Yawpim Creek, adj Joshua Calloway, & Wm Jones, “where Maj Alex Lillington formerly dwelt.” Mar 7, 1726/7. Test’ Thos Harvey, Thos Suton (Sutton).

No. 2. John Bass, of Bertie, for £25 pd by James Field, of Perq, sold 310a bought of Thos Speight, July 14, 1719, adj Timothy Clare. Jan 13, 1728. Test’ Wm Little, Thos Jones.

No. 3. Wm Moore Sen, of Perq, for “love I do bear my son John Moore” of afore’ have given 216a now in possession of said John, “a Pat’ to Jane Beyard 1694,” adj Wm Bogue, Timothy Clare, & Thomas Bagley, & binding on the River. Jan 20, 1729/30. Test’ J. Jessop, Thos. Jessop.

No. 4. John Swann, of New Hanover, in Bathe Co, Gent—for £100 pd by Geo Durant, of Perq, sold 100a on Albemarle Sound, adj “Land formerly Henry Normans, & where Thos Norcom Now dwelleth, willed, to me by my father Samuel Swann Esq.” Nov 8, 1729. Test’ Thos Ashley, Giles Hicks, E. Moseley.

No. 5. Wm. Evens, of Albemarle, for £29 s10 pd by John Stephens, sold 25a of Land “patented by my mother Mary Evens April 20, 1719.” Seal Nov 5, 1729.

No. 6. John Simpson, of Perq, for £25 pd by Wm Townsend, sold 50a on Southwest side of River, on main Road, adj Phelps line. Elizabeth Simpson “her dower Right.” Mar 2, 1729/30. Test’ Wm Sanders, Robt Willson.

No. 7. Joseph Glison, of Perq, for £10 pd by Wm Rountree, sold 100a, adj John White, said Joseph & Wm Rountree. April 19, 1729. Test’ Christ Arrington, Gilbert Scott.

No. 8. Joseph Newby, Mary Newby, Thos Winslow, Elizabeth Winslow, Thomas Jessop, Jane Jessop, John White, Sarah White & Hannah Bunday, “all of Perq,” for £10 pd by Nicholas Stallings, late of Vir, assigns 169a “granted to Timothy Clare Dec 1, 1712, & given to his children Parties in these present.” July 21, 1729. Test’ R. Cheason, James Parishoe.

No. 9. Joseph Jessop, of Perq. for £150 pd by Arthur Croxton, of afore’ sold 260a in the “Narrows of Perq River,” adj Abraham Mullen “betwixt this & the old field on which the Meeting house now Standeth.” Jan 26, 1729. Test’ Thos Jessop, Nathan Newby.

No. 10. Thos Commander, “for a Con” pd by Joshua Calloway, of Perq, planter—sold “all my Plan” on a branch of Yawpim Creek, adj Wm Jones, “where Richd Leary formerly dwelt.” Dec 17, 1728. Test’ Charles Denman, Thos Callaway.

No. 11. Thos Blitchenden, of Perq, for £10 pd by Thos Hobbs, of Chowan, sold 50a on N. W. side of Perq River, adj James Field, & Moses Rountree. Jan 20, 1728. Test’ Edm'd Howcott, Thomas Waters.

No. 12. Jan 20, 1728/29. Joseph Godfrey, of Perq, to Wm Evins, of afore’ a parcel of Land, on So West side of Little River (50a), adj Said Wm Evins, “taken up by John Godfrey in year 1694.” Test’ Richd Sanderson Jr, Ezekiel Maudlin.

No. 13. Wm Evens, for £100 pd by Coln'l Richd Sanderson, assigns “right of within Mentioned Tract.” Nov 8, 1729. Test’ E. Maudlin, Tho Weeks.





No. 14. Wm Tetterton, of Perq, planter—for £130 pd by Thomas Long, of same, planter—sold 580a on the “Swamp of Yawpim Creek,” adj Thomas Pierce Jr. Jan 6, 1729/30. Test’ Samuel Warner, Samuel Standin.

No. 15. April 8, 1707. “We the Subscribers do assign the within deed of the late Thomas Norcom, & his heirs forever.” Richard Leary. Test’ John Lillington, James Cole, Thomas Snoden.

No. 16. Wm Jackson Jr of Perq, Planter—“do swap a Plan’ of Joseph Robinsons,” on So Wt side of Little River, 200a, on a Long branch, that “lies between Plan’ ” where the above said Wm Jacksons “Father now lives,” Richd Nowell the first Pattentee. Feb 17, 1729. Test’ Tho Weeks, John Nixon. William & Margaret Jackson.

No. 17. Grant, unto John Falconer, 200a on N. side of Yawpim River, at the mouth of a Creek, which “divides this land from Robert Inkerson,” formerly Elizabeth Angley's, & by her assigned to said Falconer; due for importations. Seal of Colony Dec 6, 1720. Charles Eden Esq Gov; Councillors; Fred'k Jones, Richd Sanderson, Tho Pollock, J. Lovick Secty.

No. 18. John Falconer of Chowan, assigns unto John Norcom, of Perq, all “right in within Pattent.” Dec 13, 1721. Test’ Thos Harvey, Chris'r Butler, David Butler.

No. 19. John Norcom of Chowan, for £55 assigns “title of the within Pattent,” unto John Stepney of Perq. Feb 10, 1725/6. Test’ John Falconer, Thomas Falconer.

No. 20. Wm Evens, of Perq, planter—for £200 pd by Col Richard Sanderson of afore’ sold 225a, adj “Lands of Col Hecklefield dec'd.” Nov 8, 1729. Test’ E. Maudlin, Tho Weeks.

No. 21. Feb 16, 1727. Wm Draper, of Pasquotank, to Able Ross, of same, for £100 220a in Perq, on the east side of Cuppernong River, “betwixt Riders, & the second Creek,” Grt to Geo Cooper June 24, 1704, & assigned by said Cooper to my Father Charles Draper. Nov 2, 1705. Test’ Wm Stephens, John Wallies.

No. 22. Mar 15, 1716. Elizabeth Angley, of Chowan, widdow—to John Falconer, of same, for £10 sold 200a on No side of Yawpim River, “at the mouth of a Creek that divides said Land from Robert Inkerson.” Test’ Richd Trant, John Hopkins.

No. 23. John Falconer, of Chowan, unto John Norcom, of Perq, “assigns within deed.” Jan 9, 1721. Test’ Thos Rountree, Richd Leary.

No. 24. John Norcom, of Chowan, for £55 pd by John Stepney, of Perq, “assigns deed of Sale.” Feb 10, 1725/6. Test’ John Falconer, Thomas Falconer.

No. 25. Wm Morgan Sen, of Perq, Planter—“For love I bear my son James Morgan of same,” do give 200a out of a Tract (328a), “now in possession of said William,” on Voses Creek, adj Francis Toms. Jan 20, 1728/9. Test’ James Morgan Jr, Wm Morgan Jr.

No. 26. Ralph Fletcher, of Perq, for £24 pd by Richd Cheston, of afore’ sold 30a on So East side of Perq River, “in middle Swamp,” known by the name of “Frog Hall” down said Swamp to a Branch, to line of Francis Toms, along his line to Wm Jones 6a, between me, & Wm Jones, to line of Francis Toms Jun. April 20, 1730. Test’ — Oates, —bert (Gilbert) Scot.





No. 27. William Jones, of Perq, for £30 pd by Richd Cheaston, of afore’ sold 20a “in the middle of a Swamp” called “Frog Hall” at a line which divides him, & Ralph Fletcher. April 20, 1730. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, Isaac Elliott.

No. 28. At a Gen'l Biennial Assembly, Held at Edenton, Nov 4, 1723, An Act was passed, to empower Robert West, of Bertie, Gent—to make sale of “Sundry Lands in Perq, entailed on Mary his wife, the mother of Martha, Sarah, & Mary West.” Whereas; Robert West should have full power to sell said lands (540a at Faulks point, Perq precinct, on West side of Perq River) formerly belonging to Thomas Harvey, late of Perq dec'd, “who by his will divised same to Mary, wife of said Robert West, & her heirs, doth sell same to Col Thomas Harvey of Perq Esq,” for £150. Dec 2, 1727. Test’ Edm'd Gale, Thos. Pollock.

No. 29. Inventory, of all goods, & chattels belonging to the Estate of Coln'l John Hecklefield, dec'd, as produced by the Exors; Mr Edmund Gale, & George Durant. Among said effects, “1 Silver hilted Sword, ditto buckles” Sold at Publick Vendure. Reg June 1, 1721.

No. 30. June 4, 1730. Robt Cock Sr, of Perq, planter—to Thomas Weeks, of same, schoolmaster—for £110 assigned plan’ on So Wt side of Little River. “Where I now dwell,” by pattent, Sept 1, 1694, to Charles Taylor, 132a, & sold by him to Jacob Overman, & by said Overman to me, adj Wm Jackson. Test’ Solomon Hendrick, Job Hendrick.

No. 31. Joshua Elliott, of Perq, planter—for £50 pd by Benj Sanders, of same, planter—assigns 200a in “Little house Neck,” along lines of Joseph, & Francis Newby, at a place called “body of reeds.” July 20, 1731. Test’ Zachariah Nixon, Francis Newby.

No. 32. July 20, 1731. John Goodwin, of Chowan, to John Pettiver of Perq, for “48 barrels of Tarr” pd by said Goodwin, sold 100a on So Wt side of Perq River on line of Coln'l Thomas Harvey, along River to a small Cove, by a field called “Fosters Old field,” part of tract granted to me, Dec 20, 1720. Test’ Thomas Garrett, John Goodwin Jr.

No. 33. July 20, 1731. Thomas Garrett, of Chowan, Gent—to John Pettiver, of Perq, for “90 barrels of Tarr,” sold 200a on So Wt side of Perq River, “adj the widow Gilbert,” down the River taking in an old field called “Yates old field” granted to me, Dec 20, 1720. Test’ John Goodwin, sen'r, John Goodwin Jr.

No. 34. Stephen Gibbens, of Perq, planter—for £45 pd by James Henby, of same do sell 42a “by the lower pond,” adj former line of Francis Toms Sen'r, up “Reedy Branch.” July 19, 1731. Test’ Thos Jessop, Thos Weeks, John Henby.

No. 35. Stephen Gibbens, & Jane his wife, of Currituck, for £35 pd by Dan'l Smith, of Perq sold 100a, on No Est side of River, adj “Land where said Daniel now lives,” & John Perry, to line of James Anderson. April 19, 1731. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, James Fletcher.

No. 36. Stephen Gibbens, of Perq, for £60 pd by Sarah Morgan Jun, of afore’ sold “part of two Tracts,” on No Et side of River, & lower side of Voses Creek, & on “upper side of Horse branch,” adj Francis Toms, called “James Henby's” 100a to me “granted, as well as by a deed of sale from Francis Toms,” Mar 1, 1719. Seal 11 of 9br 1731. Test’ Jonathan Phelps, Ralph Fletcher.





No. 37. Stephen Gibbens, of Perq, for £20 pd by John Henby, of afore’ sold 100a “at the mouth of long branch, up the Creek to Horse branch.” Jane Gibbons her dower right. Oct 12, 1727. Test’ Richard Cheaston, Richd Skinner, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 38. John Stepney, of Perq, planter—for £90 pd by Nathaniel Carruthers, sold plan’ purchased of John Norcom, on No Est side of Yawpim River. Oct 18, 1731. Test’ Charles Denman.

No. 39. Thomas Winslow, of N. C. planter—for “great love I bear to my son Thomas, do give 150a” at the mouth of Reedy branch, upon the pocoson of the River. 18th 8br 1731. Test’ Francis Newby, Joshua Elliott.

No. 40. Abraham Jennet, of Perq, for £40 s10 pd by Richd Whedbee, of afore’ do sell 380a on Suttons Creek, “on said Whedbees own line, & the head of lower gum Swamp,” to line of Joseph Sutton. Jan 11, 1730/1. Test’ Wm Williams, Chas Denman.

No. 41. Thomas Docton, of Perq Esq, for “love I bear my son-in-law Samuel Perry” of same, planter—have given 180a on S. side of Indian branch, “where he now dwells” to a line between him & Benj Willson, at his death to gr-child Rachell Perry. Oct 18, 1731. Test’ Thomas Davis, Eliz'b Davis.

No. 42. Thomas Docton, of Perq, for “love to my son-in-law Benj Willson, & to Judith his wife (my Daughter)” of same, planter—do give unto him 180a on South Side of Indian branch, running to Wm Kitchings line, “where they now dwell.” I give unto my Dau’ Elizabeth Price the 4th part of said Land, during her natual life, after her death to my said son-in-law & dau Judith, & at their death to Gr-son Jacob Willson. Oct 15, 1731. Test’ Sarah Docton, Gilbert Scott.

No. 43. James Perishoe, of Perq, planter—for £40 pd by Clement Hall, of afore’ assigns 104a on No East side of Perq River” being the manner Plan’ on which my Father James Perishoe formerly dwelt” adj Land where Jon'a. Bateman formerly lived, along John Andersons line. Oct 18, 1731. Test’ Richard Whedbee, John Bateman.

No. 44. Samuel Wiatt, of Perq, planter—for “Natual love I bear unto my brother Thomas Wiatt” of same, planter—for £12 paid “have given 450a on the mouth of Yawpim River, & Creek, adj Land of John Wiatt, Land left me by my dec Father William Wiatt, with consent of Elizabeth my wife.” April 6, 1714. Test’ John Stepney, John Wiatt.

No. 45. Thomas Wiatt, for £150 pd by Mackrora Scarborough Gent, assigned right of “within deed of Sale,” except part given by “old James Longs father, Thomas Long, unto Andrew Wolard” Jan 29, 1729. Test’ John Stepney, Thomas Long, Mangus Ploman.

No. 46. Grant unto Isaac Wilson, of Perq, 138a at the mouth of a small branch, out of Perq River, said Branch dividing him, & Samuel Bond, adj Joseph Smith, to River, on Snooks corner. Jan 5, 1712. T. Knight Sec'y. Hon'ble Thomas Pollack Esq, president of the councill, & Com'd in Chief, & the Councillors; Thomas Boyd, N. Chevin, C. Gale, Wm Reed, T. Knight.

No. 47. John Pettiver, & Ann my wife, for “a val’ con” pd by Jacob Perry, of Perq, “assigns right of within Pattent” 480a, to Wm Moore Sen'r, & Joseph Jessop, said “land given by Isaac Willson Sr, to his dau Ann Willson. July 19, 1731. Test’ Joseph Haynes, Payrance Steward, Elizabeth Flowers.

No. 48. John White, of Perq, for £20 pd by Robert Rountree, of Nansemound Co in Vir, assigns 100a on W. Side of the River, adj Daniel Snooks,





now in possession of Wm Kitchen. “A Patent to Timothy Clare Dec 1, 1712, & by said Clare given to me in his will.” July 20, 1730.

No. 49. Wm Moore, of Perq, for £20 pd by Nicholas Stallings, of Nansemond Co in Va, sold 100a “Pattented by Joseph Jessop,” & assigned by him to John Simpson, & by said Simpson to me, on Newbegun Creek, adj John White, & Thomas Jessop. Oct 8, 1728. Test’ Arthur Croxton. J. Jessop.

No. 50. Nicholas Stallings, for £20 pd by James Stallings, assigns right of 100a. Oct 19, 1731. Test’ Thomas White, Jacob Perry.

No. 51. At a Vestry held at the House of Mr Wm Hall, Mar 8, 1730/31. Present: Mr Samuel Swann, Mr. James Sitterson, Francis Foster Esq, Colln'l Richard Sanderson, Esq, Mr Richard Whedbee, Charles Denman, Mr Robert Moore, Mr Joshua Calloway, Mr Albert Alderson, Mr Joshua Long, Mr John Stevens. Charles Denman Clk.

No. 52. July 28, 1730. John Byrd, of Bertie, planter—to George Sutton, of Perq, for one negro male slave, & £10 in Publick bills of credit, sold 135a on No Et side of Perq River, & on east of Suttons Creek, adj “Land where said Sutton now liveth.” Test’ Thos Weeks, George Boswell. Edward Byrd Att’ of John Byrd.

No. 53. John Flowers, & Mary his wife, for £100 pd by David Sherwood, of Perq, sold 104a on N. E. side of Perq River, adj Land of John Perishoe, George Fletcher, & John Bateman, “land left me by my Father Thomas Attoway.” July 27, 1732. Test’ Wm Suton, Samuel Swann.

No. 54. Jan 17, 1731. Wm Houghton, of Chowan, & Mary his wife, to John Brinkley, of afore’ for £50 sold 200a, on S. side of Mill Swamp, adj Daniel Hall, “by a branch that parts the said Land from deadmans Neck.” Test’ Paul Palmer, John Goodwin, Zach'y Chancey.

No. 55. Jacob Perry, of Perq, for £22 pd by Phillip Perry, of afore’ sold 200a on Perq River, adj Benj Perry. Land pattented for Wm Moore, & sold by him to me, July 14, 1724. Seal July 17, 1732. Test’ Frances James, Thos Parker.

No. 56. Wm Taylor, “late from Boston in New Eng, but now Resident in Durants Neck, upon Little River, labourer, of his own free will, with consent of Jedidath Heggins of Boston, Mariner—his former Master—doth bind himself to be a servant unto Zebulon Clayton of Little River Gent—to dwell, & to serve, for the Term of Four years, & the said Zebulon will find, & Provide said servant good, Sifficient meat, drink, & aparrel, with lodging, according to Custom of the Country.” Jan 18, 1731. Test’ Charles Malone, Oliver Satter.

No. 57. Thomas Godfrey, of Perq, for £50 pd by Terrence Macardel, of same, Taylor—sold 50a on So Wt side of Little River, & on So side of deep Creek, along James Gibsons line, part of 350a Grt to Wm Godfrey Jan 1, 1694. Elinor Godfrey wife of said Thomas, her dower right. Nov 26, 1731. Test’ Wm Hall, John Barclift, John Godfrey.

No. 58. John Pettiver, of Perq, to Mr. Jeremiah Pratt, Miller, of same, 275a on S. W. side of Perq River, adj Benj Sanders, Benj Willson, & Francis Newby, surveyed for “old Isaac Willson” by Richd Leary. Mar 1, 173½. Test’ Robert Boman.

No. 59. John Pettiver, of Perq, Gent—& Ann his wife, for £20 pd by Wm Moore, of same, planter—sold 900a on So West side of Perq River, on lines of Samuel Bond, Henry Grace, & Joseph Smith. Called “Little house Neck” Jan 8, 1724. Test’ R. Hicks, Geo Sharrow.





No. 60. Wm Moore, for £50 pd by Joseph Haynes, assigns right of Land, “Except 150a according to deed I have for same.” Feb 19, 1731. Test’ Joseph Jessop, Jun'r, R. Hicks.

No. 61. Christopher Snoden, of Bertie, for £225 pd by Samuel Gregory, of Chowan sold 325a in Perq, on James Eggertons line, to the head of Yawpim Swamp, adj Joseph Minges line. April 3, 1732. Test’ Samuel Warren, Thomas Ming.

No. 62. Thomas Plato, of Pasquotank for £8 pd by Thomas Wright, of Perq, “released forever right I had in Land” 100a—adj Land of Samiel Right, & John Robinson, on the River called “Little River.” Feb 10, 1731. Test’ Wm Tappan, Wm Keel.

No. 63. I William Hall, “do discharge my Mulatto man Andrew, of all service to me, or any one that shall lay Claim after my death.” July 3, 1731. Test’ James Foster, Terence Cardell.

No. 64. Charles Wilks, of Perq, for £30 pd by James Collins, of Pasquotank, sold 100a, “in the Pine Woods, near the burnt pocoson.” Pattented by Thos Blitchenden, & sold by him to Thos Gray, by said Gray, to John Lackey, & by said Lackey, to Joseph Jessop, & by him to said Wilks, also 30a passed from Thomas Bagle to Richd Cheaston, & by said Cheaston to me. Jan 26, 1729. Test’ Thos Blitchenden, James Thigpen.

No. 65. Daniel Hall, of Perq, planter—for “good will I have towards Wm Aden, Elizabeth, Samuel, Aden & Jacob Hall, sons & daus of my dec'd wife Jane Hall,” to give unto them, my dwelling plan” 20a of Land. The rest of my Land to be equally divided between Samuel Aden, & Jacob Hall, To Elizabeth Aden, all “Cattle, Hoggs, & Sheep of her recorded mark.” Aug 3, 1732. Test’ Charles Denman, John Powell, John Felt.

No. 66. Isaac Elliott, of Perq, for £50 pd by Wm Elliott of afore’ sold 220a at “Chinquepin Orchard Branch” adj Land of Francis Newby, & Benj Sanders. Margaret Elliott her dower right. Jan 17, 1731/2. Test’ Zach'y Chancy, Joshua Elliott.

No. 67. Samuel Bond, of Perq, for £20 pd by Henry Grace, of afore, sold 640a on So Wt side of Perq River, “at the head of Bull Branch,” adj Francis Toms, by Pattent to said Samuel, 1714. Seal June 24, 1714. Test’ Jo Jessop, Wm Kitching.

No. 68. Henry Grace, of Craven precinct, son of Henry Grace, of Perq dec'd, for £75 pd by Thomas Blitchenden, of Perq, assigns “right of remaining part of Land, 190a.” Nov 11, 1731. Test’ Arthur Croxton, Thomas Winslow, Jos Jossop.

No. 69. April 17, 1732. Thomas Blitchenden, of Perq, for “30 barrels of Tarr, pd by Wm Hurdle, of afore’ ” sold 150a on line of Edward Holloway, & John Rue, part of Tract called “Luckett.” Aprill 17, 1732. Test’ J. Jessop, J Perry, Zeb Clayton.

No. 70. Grant, unto James Thigpen 542a, adj Richard Skinner, to Bear Swamp, down said Swamp to line of Gabriel Newby, thence to Joseph Newbys line. Nov 8, 1728. Sir Richard Everard Bart, Gov. Councillors; Thomas Pollock, Edm'd. Gale, J. Lovick, E. J. Worley, C. Gale, E. Moseley, Rich'd. Sanderson.

No. 71. James Thigpen Jun'r, for £50 sold unto Thomas Newby, of Vir’ 440a in Perq Pre'ct, “a Pattent of 542a to me,” 100a being already sold to





Marthew Gews (probably Gums). Jan 17, 1731. Test’ John Pettiver, Joshua Elliott.

No. 72. Peter Albertson, planter—for “love which I have for my son Arthur Albertson have given 145a on Suttons Creek,” adj Nath'l Nicholson, & Wm Sherwood, now in possession of Alex Steward. July 5, 1732. Test’ R. Cheaston, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 73. Thomas Jessop, of Perq, for £8 pd by James Stallings, of Afore’ sold 250a on No Wt side, of Newbegun Creek, “a grant to me Nov 19, 1728.” Seal April 16, 1732. Test’ Chas Denman, John Pettiver, Joshua Moore.

No. 74. Edward Salter, of Beaufort precinct, Merch't—“Am firmly bound unto John Lovick Esq, & Capt Miles Gale, of Edenton,” for the sum of £2000 & that said Edw Salter, shall pay unto Thomas, John, Benj, & Miles Harvey, as they come of age, (21 years) “one likely negro boy,” & assign 3d part of Plan’ whereon Elizabeth Harvey, now liveth, left by her dec'd husband Col Thos Harvey, said Elizabeth (Alias, Elizabeth Salter) shall sell, or give to Miles Gale (son of Capt Miles Gale), one Young mare, & colt, & two Young cows, & calves before Aprill 1st, 1732. Prover July 15, 1734. Test’ Thomas Norcom, Chas Denman.

No. 75. July 15, 1732. Caleb Elliott, of Perq, & Mary His Wife, to Thomas Parker, of afore’ for £60 assigns 50a at the mouth of “gum Branch,” to line formerly, Thomas Elliotts. Test’ Joshua Elliott, Ann Eliott.

No. 76. John Woolard, of Perq, for £22 pd by John Welch, of same, planter—sold 110a upon No Et side of Yawpim River, adj Joshua Calloway, & John Wiatt. 10th 8br 1721. Test’ Richard Leary, Joseph Oates.

No. 77. John Arnold, for £40 pd by Elisha Stevens, assigns right—to Land, “due me by the will of my Father-in-law John Welch dec'd.” May 8, 1732. Test’ Charles Denman, Sarah Denman.

No. 78. Solomon Hendricks of Perq, planter—for £60 pd by Thomas Sharbo, of same, planter—“doth sell 200a on So Wt side of Little River, where Elijah Stanton formerly lived,” adj on So Et George Gording, on So Wt by Thos Robinson dec'd, & on No Wt by Robert Cock, “Grt to Wm Jackson Jun Jan 1, 1694.” 208a sold by said Jackson to Richd Novel (Nowell), July 11, 1704, & by said Novel, given to his dau Alee, who mar John Winberry, & by said Winberry, sold to said Stanton, by said Stanton, sold to Solomon Hendrick (Elijah Stanton & Elizabeth his wife). July 4, 1727, 200a. Seal Aprill 20, 1732. Test’ Thomas Weeks, Wm Jackson, John Keaton Jun.

No. 79. John Mathias, & Elizabeth his wife, for “love we have for that Worship called the church of England do give to the Parish of Perq, a Moyety of Land ½ acre square, by Yawpim Creek bridge, on So Wt side of the Road, whereon a new chapel is now built” Land given me by my Father Jeremiah Pratt, Mar 4, 1730/1, “for the use & benefit of the said Chapple” July 17, 1732. Test’ Charles Denman, John Stepney.

No. 80. Anthony Haskitt of Perq, assigns “right of within deed,” unto Thomas Grey. July 18, 1732. Charles Denman Clk, & Reg.

No. 81. Anthony Haskitt, assigns “right of within pattent” to Thomas Grey, save a small quantity passed to Peter Person, & Richard Cheaston. July 18, 1732. Test’ Clement Hall, Ralph Doe.

No. 82. Jeremiah Pratt of Perq, for “love I do bear my dau’ Elizabeth do give 3a on S. side of the bridge, & Creek.” Mar 4, 1730. Test’ Joshua Long, John Pratt.





No. 83. Grant, unto Francis Smith, 92a in Chowan precinct, “at Yawpim River,” along Edward Doringtons line, to line of Francis Pettit, down his line to a small Creek, “said Land formerly granted to John Pettiver, & by him lapsed,” to said Francis. Dec 6, 1720. Charles Eden Esq Gov: Councillors: Fred Jones, Tho Pollock, Richd Sanderson.

No. 84. Francis Smith, assigns “Pattent unto me John Aymes.” Dec 23, 1720. Test’ Thomas Penrice, Jun'r, John Bennet.

No. 85. John Aymes assigns “within pattent unto Francis Penrice.” Feb 17, 1722. Test’ Thomas Pierce Jun'r, John Bennet.

No. 86. Sept 16, 1725. Francis Penrice assigns “unto John Ames the within Pattent.” Test’ William Smith.

No. 87. Nov 2, 1732. Joseph Haynes, of Perq, to Wm Mackey of Edenton, Gent—for £100 sold 300a on South side of Perq River, called “Little House.” Test’ Jno. Lacky Jun, Anderson Jugg, Jun. Wm Little Clk C.

No. 88. Samuel Swann, of New Hanover, for £800 pd by Joshua Moore, sold plan’ on Perq River, “whereon my father Maj Samuel Swann dwelt,” bounded on S. west by the River, on No Et by Land of Pargiter, & on So Et by Land lately Mr. Timothy Clares, 300a. Said Samuel “doth reserve one half acre where his Father lyes buried.” Oct 24, 1732.

No. 89. Francis Newby, sold unto Samuel Newby, 50a on N. side of Cypress Swamp “in the pine woods,” adj Buckets, & Bufkins lines. Jan 16, 1732. Test’ Jesse Newby, Joshua Elliott.

No. 90. Peter Jones Sen'r, of Perq, “Att’ to Cary Godbee, & Elizabeth his wife,” for £25 pd by said Cary, & John Mathias, of said precinct, 100a called “Bennetts” on Yawpim River, adj James Cheston, which Land became due said Elizabeth by the death of her Father Henry Coddell. Jan 16, 1732/3.

No. 91. Joseph Bucket, of Perq, for £60 pd by Humphrey Griffin, of afore’ sold 120a “on Minges Creek,” at the mouth of a branch, “below a settlement which Epafraditus Brinkley hath made, said Land given me by my Father John Burket dec'd.” Aprill 15, 1733. Test’ Zachariah Elton, Thomas Blitchenden.

No. 92. Joshua Moore, of Perq, for £450 pd by Robert Willson, of same, planter—sold 150a on So Wt by Perq River, & on No Wt by Land “in occupation of Elizabeth Phelps.” Aprill 16, 1733. Test’ Charles Denman, Zach'h Elton.

No. 93. Abraham Warren, of Perq, for £1 s10 pd by Elisha Stephens, of afore’ sold 2a of Swamp land. Feb 20, 1732. Test’ Nath'll Caruthers, Jos Oates.

No. 94. Aprill 14, 1733. Nicholas Stallings, of Perq, for £6 pd by Elias Stallings, assigned 50a part of a pattent to Thimothy Clare Dec 1, 1712. 169a by his will descended to Joseph Newby, & Mary his wife, Thomas Winslow & Elizabeth his wife, John White & Sarah his wife, & Hannah Bundy, “heirs of said Timothy, & by them sold to said Nicholas.” July 21, 1729. Test’ Thos White, John Riddick.

No. 95. Aprill 14, 1733. Nicholas Stallings, of upper parish of Nansemond Co, in Vir, & Christian his wife, & Henry Stallings of Perq, for £4 sold to Jesse Riddick, of “same parish & Co.” 50a near the So West side of the head of Perq River; “part of a pattent to Timothy Clare dec'd, 169a Dec 1, 1712,” & willed to Joseph & Mary Newby, Thomas & Elizabeth Winslow, John & Sarah White, & Hannah Bundy his heirs, & sold by them to said Stallings. July 21, 1729. Test’ Thomas White, John Riddick.





No. 96. Aprill 14, 1733. Nicholas Stallings, of Upper Parish Nansemond Co, Va & Christian his wife, to Simon Stallings, of Perq, for £3 pd by said Simon, sold 69a on So Wt side of Perq River, “part of a pattent to Timothy Clare 196a, & sold by his heirs to said Nicholas.” Test’ Thomas White, John Riddick.

No. 97. John Henby, of Perq, planter—for £20 pd by Zachariah Nixon, of same, farmer—sold 300a between Samuel Nicholson, & Wm Morgan, “formerly Surveyed by his brother James Henby.” July 16, 1733. Test’ Thos Weeks, R. Cheaston.

No. 98. John Gilbert, & Elizabeth his wife, for £35 pd by Elixander Steward, of Perq, Hatter; sold 60a joining “his now plan.” Oct 16, 1733. Test’ Charles Denman, Zach Chancy.

No. 99. Grant, unto Mary Evens, of Perq, 300a adj to the lands of Cor'll John Hecklefield, “in Little River,” surveyed “for George Lillington, & by him Assigned to Mary Evens.” Charles Eden Esq Gov: Councillors: Wm Reed, Richd Sanderson, Fred Jones, T. Knight.

No. 100. Col Richards Sanderson, for £64 pd by Tully Williams, of afore’ Gent—“do sell my right of within Patent.” Mar 27, 1733. Test’ Sam'll Hall, James Carithers.

*No. 101. Ruth Ming (Minge) of Perq, Widow, for £70 pd by Col Richard Sanderson, of same, assigns “right of a Plan” on No East side of Albemarle Sound, & on lower side of Bentleys Creek, commonly called “Gore land” 200a whereon “I now live.” Dec 21, 1726. Test’ Ralf Doe, Richd Leary.

No. 102. Col Richard Sanderson, for £55 pd by Tully Williams, of Perq Gent—“sold my right of Land within mentioned.” Mar 27, 1733. Test’ Sam'll Hall, James Caruthers.

No. 103. George the Second, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain: To the Provost Marshall; (or Deputy) Whereas “Joseph Haines late of Perq, at our Gen'l Court, Held at Edenton on Oct last, was Convicted of the Murder of John Pettiver, & for the same was Executed on the Gallows at Edenton, by which Conviction his Goods & Est were forfeited.” Test’ Wm Little Esq, our Chief Justice. April 14, 1733.

No. 104. Wm Mackey, Esq Deputy Mars'll of the Co of Albemarle, appointed Robt Hatton Esq; Provost Marshall of said Province. Mar 9, 1730. Whereas; Joseph Haynes late of Perq, Labourer—“as by Proceedings of Gen'l Court was Convicted, & Executed, at Edenton, said Wm Mackey hath received from Wm Little Esq, C. J. of afore’ April 14 last orders declaring said Haynes Est forfeited, & Commanding the Provost Marshall, to Seize Same, in Obedience the afore’ did Seize one Tract of Land in Perq, which one Wm Moore, planter—sold to said Haynes in 1732, & the same was sold by outcry at the Court House in Perq 16 April last. Joshua Elliott of Perq being the highest Bidder,” £165 pd for 270a called “Little House Neck” adj Jonathan Sherwood, Benj Willson, Benj Sanders, on E. side of Cypress Swamp Bridge. May 18, 1733. Test’ Zach Chancy, W. Badham, Jos Anderson.

No. 105. Oct 19, 1733. John Goodwin, of Chowan, to Charles Jordan, of afore’ for £60 conveyed 100a on So Wt Side of Perq River, adj Thomas Harvey, “to a Small Cove, called Fosters old Field part of a Grt to John Pettiver,

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Dec 10, 1720,” & sold to said Goodwin. July 2, 1731. John & Mary Goodwin. Test’ John Burkett, Rich'd Goodwin.

No. 106. James Sitterson, of Perq, Planter—for £20 pd by Wm Moore, of afore’ sold 61a on Southside of Perq River. July 16, 1733. Test’ Charles Denman, Nathan Newby, Joshua Moor.

No. 107. James Sitterson, of Perq, for £10 pd by Wm Townsend, of afore, assigned 50a “whereon” I now live, on No Et Side of main Road, that leads from Cypress to Castletons Creek Bridge.” Pattented by Daniel Snook. Feb 25, 1694, & sold by him to Edw'd Homes, & John Lilly, by the Death of said Lilly, Descended to his Dau Sarah Tedderton, & Hannah Sitterson, & by said Tedderton, sold to James Sitterson. July 15, 1734. Test’ J. Jessop, Thomas Jessop.

No. 108. Robert Hosea Junior, of Perq, Planter—for “5 barrels of Pork pd by Abraham Riggs” of same, Planter—sold 521a on No east Side of Perq, called “Hill levels” part of Pattent (for 421a) Grt to Nathniel Nichols, & Joseph Sutton, June 20, 1703, & since “divided between them by Samuel Swann Surveyor.” 110a “given by Joseph Sutton to his Daus Sarah, & Elizabeth in his will,” 52a being said Sarahs part. Sarah Hosea her dower right. April 15, 1734. Test’ John Bartlet, Thomas White, Thomas Weeks.

No. 109. Grant, unto John Norcomb, 200a, on Yawpim River, formerly Surveyed for Robert Inkerson, & assigned by him to said John Norcomb. Nov. 23, 1723. Wm Reed Esq, President of Councell, & Com'd in Chief.

No. 110. John Norcomb, for £100 pd by Joseph Oates, “assigns Pattent.” Jan 12, 1724. Test’ Abraham Warren.

No. 111. Joseph Oates, for £100 pd by Nath'l Curruthers, assigns “Right of said Land.” April 15, 1734. Test’ Tully Williams, John Moor.

No. 112. Robert Barnes, of Perq, Planter—for “love I do bear my son Joseph, & my Dau Mary Barnes, do Give Bed, & furniture, Pot & pot Hooks, Small pewter Dish, 1 Pewter Bason, 3 Pewter Plates, 6 new pewter Spoons, & 1 Pewter Tankard, & all the Rest of my Goods & Chattels, Hogs, Cattle, Sheep, & Household Goods now in my Dwelling, on plan’ known by name of “Anthony Wharys Plan’.” April 16, 1733. Test’ Thomas Callaway, Abra'm Warren.

No. 113. Ephroditus Boyce, of Perq, assigns “part of Tract,” on No East Side of the Narrows of Perq River, & on No Wt side of “Bramley Branch,” by joint consent of Timothy Clare, & Wm Carman, Dividing this part from part belonging to Joseph Jessop, on upper side the land of John Brasier, 260a said land Pattented by Timothy Clear, & by said Clear, sold to Wm Carman July 8, 1713, & said Wm Carman, our Gr-father Willed to us.” July 29, 1732. Test’ John Waters, Abraham Odom, John Waters Jun.

No. 114. Wm Kitching of Perq, for “love I bear my friend Daniel Rogerson” of same, Have Given, 50a Upon Northside of Perq, called “Mount Mesery” part of 400a. Jan 10, 1733. Test’ Thomas Docton, Gilbert Scott.

No. 115. Daniel Rogerson, assigns unto Martin Assple (Asbell) of Perq “within 50a according to Deed of Gift.” Jan 15, 1732/3. Test’ Gilbert Scott, Joseph Glitons.

No. 116. Ann Harrington, of Perq; Whereas “my Father Humphrey Harrington, by his Will did give me 300a on Perq River,” adj Land of Ralph Doe, & Josiah Gilbert, sold said Land to Abraham Jennet, Oct 1, 1733.






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No. 117. Mary Hunley, for 30 Shillings, pd by Francis Lacy of afore’ to be paid “in Indian Corn, & Pork each year,” sold 120a being my third of the “Long Reach Land.” Sept 8, 1733. Test’ Charles Denman Clk.

No. 118. July 14, 1733. James Stallings, of Perq, Planter—for £13 pd by William Rountree, sold 190a on east Side of Newbegun Creek, laid off for Joseph Jessop, & 50a adj it, being part of land, taken up by Thomas Jessop. July 16, 1733. Test’ Daniell Rogerson, Gilbert Scott.

No. 119. Charles Denman, of Perq, for “good will, & aff’ I bear my Dau Ann Moor,” do assign 100a, adj land “I now live on,” upon the Pocoson, & the River. April 15, 1734. Test’ Nath'll Caruthers, Tulle Williams.

No. 120. Joseph Oates, of Perq, Cordwinder—for £20 pd by Nath'l Caruthers, of same, assigns Land, “Granted to me by John Norcom,” 20a. July 21, 1733. Test’ C. Hall, John Powel.

No. 121. Isaac Elliott, of Perq, “in Exchange for a parcell of Land with James Morgan, I do ack’ myself Contented,” “assigned 15a before the said Morgans Door” between that, & Isaac Elliotts Land. Margaret Elliott her dower Right. Oct 15, 1733.

No. 122. Caleb Stevens, age about 40, saith “about 20 years past, before Wm Stewarts Death (Sen'r) said Stewart, took several of his Neighbors, John Bennet, & Rose his wife, John Bennet his son & your Deponent being present, we went from said Stewarts, up his Swamp that leads to “Frogg Hall,” & marked off land, for his daus Elizabeth, & Patience, on Frogg Hall land.” Oct 15, 1733. Test’ Charles Denman Clk.

No. 123. James Morgan (son of Wm), of Perq, “in Exchange for a small parcell of land, from Isaac Elliott, do ack’ myself contented,” & do confirm unto said Isaac, 15a next to John Henbys. Oct 15, 1733. Test’ Nathan Newby, W. Sanders.

No. 124. Francis James, & Sarah his wife, of Perq, in Con’ of a feather bed & furniture, to us pd by James Field of afore’ Ack’ ourselves “Contented,” & sold 40a in Cypress Swamp, on said James Fields, Back line, same Grt by Deed April 8, 1723, from Thomas Winslow to Sarah Roberson, now Sarah James.” Oct 15, 1733. Test’ J. Jessop, Zach Nixon.

No. 125. Joseph Robertson, of Perq, Planter—in Con’ of an “Exchange of a Plan’ on So Wt side of Little River, with Wm Jackson Jun,” of same, planter—do Ack’ myself Contented, & Assigns Plan’ 210a on line of George Gording & John Robinson. Feb 17, 1729. Test’ Zachariah Nixon, Edw'd Maudlin.

No. 126. Mar 28, 1720. Cap'n John Pettiver, of Perq, & Ann, his wife, to John Burket Sen'r, of Chowan, for £50 pd, sold 350a “upon a point, where Mr. Lakures (Lakers) Creek Divides, up little Creek,” on No Wt side of the Great Creek, 350a being “Land Grt to John Spellman April 20, 1694, & by Mary Spellman, dau of said John conveyed to John Pettiver.” Test’ Thos Herman, James Bates.

No. 127. James Smith, of Perq, “by power of Att’ ” to me, assigns right to within Deed, to Joseph Bucket Sen'r, & Joseph Oates. Jan 22, 1733. Test’ Paul Palmer, John Pratt.

No. 128. Wm Jones, of Perq, Planter—for £140 pd by Elizabeth Phelps, of Mass Bay, in Boston, “widow of Jonathan Phelps Dec'd, of place afore’ ” Confirm to her 100a, part of a tract, on No East Side of the River, & down the River to Wm Lawrence, “Saving a Reserve as by Deed to Richard Cheaston.” Aug 8, 1733. Test’ Zach'ry Nixon, John Moor, Nathan Newby.





No. 129. John Willoby, of No Car, for £75 pd by Tully Williams, “do Confirm” unto said Williams 147a, a pattent to said Willoby Nov 27, 1727. Seal April 12, 1734. Test’ Peleg Rogers, Job Rogers.

No. 130. Richard Sanderson, & Tully Williams, of Perq, for £30 pd by James Gibson, of same, sold 50a on So Wt Side of Little River, called “Graces point.” April 15, 1734/3. Test’ R. Cheaston, Joshua White.

No. 131. April 15, 1734. John Wimberly, & Elizabeth his wife of Perq, to Nicholas Stallings of Afore’ (with Consent of John Powell of same)—for a “Val’ Con” assigns 125a on So Wt Side of the head of Perq River, now in occupation of Thomas Rountree, to River Swamp, or Pocoson. Test’ Benj Perry, Simon Stallion (Stallings).

No. 132. John Ward Jun'r, & Mary his wife, of Perq, Planter—for £19 pd by Jesse Newby, of afore’ Wheelwright; assigns 30a adj lands of Robert Willson, & said Jesse, on Perq River. April —, 1734. Test’ Mac Scearbrough, Paul Palmer.

No. 133. John Bartlet, Sen'r, of Perq, “for 13 Barrels of Pork, & a half Barrel of Hoggs fatt” pd by Jacob Mullen, of same, Planter—sold 150a on head of Deep Creek, “Pattented by Richard Rooks, & became due to his son Thomas, & of him purchased by John Parish, of whom I purchased said land.” July 23, 1733. Test’ John Parish, Charles Denman.

No. 134. Julianna Lakers, of Perq, for “love I bear my Friends Macrora Scarbrough & Anna his wife, (my Gr-Dau of afore’) Have Given part of tract whereon I now dwell, bounded by “Barn Bridge Swamp,” the path to Indian Creek, & Logghousè Land, at the head of Perishaws Creek, a pattent to me April 10, 1704.” Seal July 20, 1731. Test’ Zachariah Nixon, Thomas Weeks, Zachariah Elton.

No. 135. Grant, unto Thomas Wyatt, 286a at Yawpim. Seal of the Colony April 5, 1720. Charles Eden Esq Gov, & Com'd in Chief: Wm Reed, Richard Sanderson, Thos. Pollock, John Hecklefield, J. Lovick Sec'y.

No. 136. Thomas Wyatt, for £150 pd by Macrora Scarbrough, Gent—assigned within Pattent, “except part Given by old James Long, Father to Thomas Long, unto Andrew Wolard.” Jan 29, 1729/30. Test’ Thomas Long, Madgness Plowman.

No. 137. Thomas Godfrey, of Perq, Planter—for £50 pd by Wm Turner, of Pasquotank, Planter—sold 60a on So West Side of Little River. Ellinor Godfrey “Doth give all her Right of Dowry.” Aug 5, 1732. Test’ Thomas Weeks, John Parish, William Godfrey.

No. 138. William Stevenson, of Perq, yeoman—for £100 pd by John Willcocks, of afore’ sold 50a at the “So Et Corner of land formerly belonging to George Durant, Dec'd, on the No Side of Albemarle Sound.” Mar 20, 1732/3. Test’ John Stevenson, Jeremiah Willcox, Ter Sweeney.

No. 139. Abraham Warren, “Personally came before me, and hath taken Corporal Oath that he never knew any thing of Mr. Thomas Norcoms killing, or Stealing, a Ram of Capt John Pettiver, nor any thing of any bodys Else.” Sept 16, 1734. “Before me Mac Scarbrough, J. P.”

No. 140. Feb 24, 1733/4. Received of James Smith, “full Satisfaction Conserning A Bond I have of his,” Ack’ a title to land of Jos Burkets, “whereon I now live.” Jos Oates. Test’ Mac Scarborough.

No. 141. Richard Whedbee, of Perq, for 30 Barrels of Pork, pd by Samuel Parsons of same, assigns 153a on No east Side of Perq River, adj said Parson,





& James Anderson. “Pattented by me Oct 19, 1716, & Divided between said Parson, & Abraham Mullen by a line of marked trees.” Oct 19, 1734. Test’ Abraham Moulin, Charles Denman.

No. 142. Richard Whedbee, of Perq, for 30 Barrels of Pork, pd by Abraham Moulin, (Modlin) of said Precinct, 153a on No east Side of Perq River, Called “Beaver Cove,” adj land “he now lives on. a pattent to me Oct 19, 1716.” Seal Oct 19, 1734. Test’ Charles Denman, Samuel Parsons.

No. 143. Peter Albertson, of Perq, for £40 pd by Martin Parsons, of afore’ sold 200a on a small Branch, “out of the Side of the Ponds, belonging to Voses Creek,” adj Wm Lacys, & Francis —, along Toms line, to Francis Newby, & John Flowers line. Jan 20, 1734. Test’ Richd Cheaston, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 144. Grant, unto John Norcomb, of our said Co, 200a at Yawpim River, surveyed for Robert Inkerson, & by him assigned to said John Norcomb. Seal of the Colony Nov 23, 1723. Wm Reed, President of the Councell; & Com'd in Chief of our said province. Councillors; Richard Sanderson, T. Pollock, C. Gale, J. Lovick Sec.

No. 145. John Norcome, for £100 pd by Joseph Oates, assigns “Right to land in the within Pattent.” Jan 12, 1724. Test’ Abraham Warren.

No. 146. Joseph Oates, for £100 pd by Nathaniel Caruthers, assigns right of said land. April 15, 1734. Test’ Tully Williams, John Moore.

No. 147. Joseph Oates, of Perq, Cordwiner, for £100 pd by Nathaniel Curruthers, of same, sold Plan’ on Yawpim River, “whereon I lived,” 200a. April 15, 1734. Test’ Tully Williams, John Moor.

No. 148. “I Mary Caly do give to my son Nicholas Caly, 1 Iron pot holding 5 gallons.” June 18, 1734. Test’ John Stone, Roger Kenyon.

No. 149. Joseph Glisson, of Perq, Cordwiner—for £40 pd by Joseph, & Robert Riddick of N. C. sold 269a on North Side of Perq River, adj Wm Kitchen, James Field, & Timothy Clear. July 11, 1734. Test’ William Rountree, Elias Stallings.

No. 150. James Stallings, of Perq, for £30 pd by Francis Rountree, of Nansemond Co in Vir’, sold 100a, “Pattented by Joseph Jessop,” & sold by him to John Sampson, & by him to Wm Moore Sen'r; on Newbegun Creek, adj John White, Thomas Jessop, & Wm Rountree. Oct 21, 1734. Test’ Thos Rountree, Benj Perry.

No. 151. Wm Moore, of Perq, Planter—for £80 pd by Wm Sanders, of afore’ Planter—assigned 80a on “No East Side of Ballahack Swamp,” bought of James Sitterson, part of tract taken up by said Moore, adj Samuel Phelps, & Wm Moore. Ack July 15, 1734. Test’ Paul Palmer, Jos Jordan, Zach Chancey.

No. 152. Thomas Flowers, of Perq (son & heir of John), for £200 pd to “my Father before his Decease in land,” now assigns unto Elixander Steward of said precinct, Hatter—tract of land on East Side of Perq River, adj John Flowers Sen'r, “Gave by Will to Elizabeth Flowers Dau of said John” Dec'd. 175a. June 8, 1734. Test’ Joshua Moore, Josiah Bundy.

No. 153. Francis James, & Sarah his wife, of Perq, for £20 pd by James Field, above said—sold 400a “near the head of Perq River, on South side of same, adj Thomas Rountree, part of a Pattent unto Thomas Winslow,” half of same made over unto Sarah Roberson, now wife of Francis James. Oct 20, 1734. Test’ Thomas Rountree, Francis Rountree.





No. 154. Wm Bundy, of Perq, Merc't for £30 pd by Henry Raper of same, Planter—assigns 50a on S. W. Side of Little River, “whereon said Wm Bundy now lives,” along his line to Joseph Robinson, part of a Pattent May 16, 1702. Seal Mar 4, 1733. Test’ Thomas Weeks, David Huffton.

No. 155. Joshua Moore, of Perq, for £100 pd by John Wilson, of afore’ sold 100a on No East Side of the River, adj Joseph Jessop, up “Camp Branch” to Wm Moore's old line. Sept 18, 1734. Test’ Zachariah Nixon Jun, Samuel Chandler, Francis Toms.

No. 156. Oct 19, 1734. John Simson of Perq, & Elizabeth his wife. for £25 pd by John Harris, sold 150a on “No East Side of the main Road, that leads from Cypress Swamp to Skinners Bridge,” adj Wm Townsend, along line of Zach'y Chancey, to Jon'a. Phelps, & along his line to Robt. Moore, which land “Descended to said John Simpson by Marriage, his wife being Dau of Wm Steward.” Test’ Thos Rountree, Francis James.

No. 157. James Morgan, of Perq, for £120 pd by Samuel Moore of same, sold 50a at the mouth of “Reedy Branch,” on Wm Morgans line, adj Moses Elliott, to line of Thomas Jessop, “along the old path called Stephen Gibbens.” Jan 20, 1734/5.

No. 158. Thomas Montigue, of Perq, “out of love I bear my friend Joseph Winslow,” of the above-said, Planter—Have given 100a surveyed by Michall Morfohey (Murphey), on So West Side of Little River. Oct 1, 1734. Test’ Jacob Docton, Moses Davis.

No. 159. Paul Palmer, & Joshua Palmer, of Perq, for “love we do bear toward our Children, Our son Samuel Palmer, our Dau Martham Palmer.” To Samuel lands on Castletons Creek, reserving the maner Plan’ to ourselves our natural lives. Land bought of Richard Leary to our Dau Martham Palmer, on No East Side of Indian Creek, called “Mill Swamp.” If both die without issue, to Descend to Anna Scarbrough.” July 13, 1734. Test’ T. Callaway, Sam'l Gregory, Joseph Steward.

No. 160. Eliz'th Phelps, of Perq, Widow—for “aff” I do bear my Dau Morning Phelps, do give 80 odd a bought of Wm Jones last year,” between land I now live on & Ralph Fletcher, if my Intended Husband Zachariah Nixon Jun'r, shall see meet to live there during his Natual life, he shall by no means be molested, but if he see not meet to live thereon, this Deed of Gift to take place.” July 9, 1734. Test’ Chas Denman, Joshua Moore.

No. 161. Terence Maccardel, of Pasquotank, Taylor—“am firmly bound” unto Thomas Godfrey of same, Planter—for £100 July 14, 1732. Whereas; said Maccardel did purchase 50a of land from said Godfrey, Nov 20, 1731, & Ack’ the same before Hon'ble John Palin Esq, Chief Justice of province, “now said Maccardel do Disannul & make Void said Deed, his Right to said 50a. Reg Feb 5, 1734/35. Test’ Thos Weeks, Wm Turner.

No. 162. John Parish, of Perq, in “Con’ of Paternal aff’ I bear my Dau Anne Barclift Have given one Negro Wench, called Kate, & One Negro Child, called Phillis, one Negro Child called Hagar, one Negro Child, called Nanny with all said Kates increase,” & one Negro Wench, called Old Sue.” Mar 18, 1734. Test’ Thos Weeks, John Parish.

No. 163. James Smith, of Perq, for £10 pd by Thomas Blitchenden, Planter—“in Merchantable Barrel Pork, assigns 50a at the head of “Spellmans Creek,” bought of Henry Norman Aug 5, 1732. Seal July 21, 1735. Test’ Mac Scarbrough, Charles Denman, Geo Sharrow.





No. 164. John Parish Sen'r, of Perq, “in Con’ of Paternal aff’ I bear my son John do give, one Negro called Robin, one Negro called Bess, one Negro boy called Robin, one Negro Child called Priscilla, & one Negro child called Quomine.” Mar 18, 1734. Test’ Thos Weeks, John Barclift.

No. 165. Francis Newby, for £150 pd by Josiah Gilbert, of Perq, sold 125a on So Wt Side of Perq River, called “Benj Gidings Old Field” adj Abraham Sanders, & Isaac Wilson, “now in possession of John Pettiver.” Dec 6, 1736. Test’ Thomas Gilbert, Wm Townsend.

No. 166. John Hawkins, of Perq, for £105 pd by John Anderson, of afore’ sold 150a on No East Side of Perq River, “which fell to said Hawkins from his Father John Hawkins.” Jan 17, 1736/7. Test’ Arthur Albertson, Joseph Perisho, Chas Denman.

No. 167. We Mary, & Josiah Gilbert, of Perq, Planters—for £150 pd by Joseph Barrow, Planter—assigns plan’ (240) on No Side of Albemarle Sound, by the side of Perq River, adj Spellman's line, on So Wt side of River, Jan Court, 1736. Test’ John Millard, Thomas Callaway, Zachariah Chancey.

No. 168. John Pettiver, of Perq, Planter—sold to Zachariah Chancey, of same, Planter—4 Negroes, named Tom, Buck, Princess, & “a girl now at Hannah Phelpses,” for “Love Respect, & good Will I owe & received.” April 19, 1732. Test’ Wm Moore, John Powell. Mac Scarbrough Reg.

No. 169. His Excell'y, Gabriel Johnson, Esq Gov, & Comd’ in Chief: to James Craven, Do hereby appoint you Publick Reg, of the Precinct of Perquimans, “to Reg all Deeds, & other Conveyances, for land in said Precinct.” Seal of Colony Mar 29, 1735.

No. 170. Jonathan Sherwood, in Perq, Planter—in “Con’ of a parcel of land in the fork of Cypress Creek Swamp, on Southwest side of Perq River, adj Samuel Phelps, up each side of Ballahack Swamp, to Wm Moore's 63a which I sold to Wm Moore.” April 22, 1735. Test’ Joshua Elliott, John Townsend, Samuel Newby.

No. 171. Wm Moore, in Perq, Planter—in “Con’ of a parcell of land of Jonathan Sherwoods, in Ballehak, Ack’ all my Right” to 370a in fork of Cypress Swamp, adj Joseph Newby, & Nathan Newby. April 22, 1735. Test’ Joshua Elliott, John Townsan, Samuel Newby. James Craven Clk, & Reg.

No. 172. Thomas Jones, & Sarah his wife, for £100 pd by Thomas White, of same, sold 265a on Northwest Side of the River, & west side of “Brambly Branch,” which divides tract from Joseph Jessop, adj land lately John Brasiers, “same willed to us by Wm Carman, & his gr-Dau Ann Boice, & passed by Epohroditus Boice, & Ann his wife, to said White.” April 15, 1732. A patent from Lords Pro’ to Timothy Clear, Oct 1, 1712, & was by said Clear assigned to Joseph Jessop. April 21, 1735. Test’ Zach Elton, Christo Jefferys.

No. 173. Joseph Jessop, of Perq, for “10 Barrels of Tarr, pd by James Smith, Brickmaker—of afore’ Conveyed 100a, adj land now in possession of said Smith, to a Branch called Sweet Creek part of a Patent to Wm Carman Jan 19, 1715/16, & by him conveyed to Joseph Jessop.” April 20, 1735. Test’ Zachariah Elton, Christo'r Jeffry.

No. 174. James Boswell, of Perq, Planter—for £15 pd by Charles Overman, of Afore’ Planter—“in Merchantable pork,” sold 50a on Southwest of Little River, part of tract given by Thomas Boswell to his son James. April 4, 1735. Test’ John Overman, Thomas Overman, Joseph Robinson.





No. 175. Robert Hosea Sen'r, of Perq, Cordwinder—in “Con’ of Aff’ I do bear to my son Robert Hosea Jun'r, do give 130a on Deep Creek,” part of tract bought of Mr Thomas Commander, binding on Mr. Albert Albertsons land. April 21, 1735. Test’ Wm Heritage, Charles Denman.

No. 176. Anthony Hatch, & Elizabeth Dickson, “was Joined together in Holy Estate of Matrimony, on the 12 day of June, by Joseph Sutton, one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace—1735.” Test’ James Craven Reg.

No. 177. Inventory, of William Barclift, Jun'r Dec'd, June 5, 1734. Negroes 5, six pewter plates, 1 pewter dish, 1 Doz pewter spoons, &c. Appraised by John Arnell, Thomas Holloway, John Barclift. April 15 1735. “This day came Sarah Barclift before me & proved above account.” Simon Bryan. He had in Specie £272 s18 p11. In Bills £1091 s12.

No. 178. Martin Parsons of Perq, for £25 pd by Roger Keny, of afore’ sold 200a on a small Branch “out of the South Side of Ponds of Voses Creek, nigh Francis Toms line,” to Francis Newby, & John Flowers line. A Patent to Peter Albertson. July 21, 1735. Test’ R. Chestin, Jos Oates.

No. 179. Thomas White, of Perq, for £21 s15 pd by Wm White, of afore’ sold 165a, on No east Side of the River, & No West Side of “Brambley Branch.” to line of Joseph Jessop, “lately in possession of John Brasiers, to me Indented by a Deed from Ephroditus Boyce, & Ann his wife, Oct 15, 1722,” & a deed from Thomas Jones & Sarah his wife, Ack April 21, 1735. Seal, July 21, 1735. Test’ Arthur Croxton, J. Jessop.

No. 180. June 18, 1735. “I do here assign my whole right of within Deed” to Edward Turner. Test’ Sam'l Swann, Albert Albertson. John Hufton.

No. 181. Robert Boyce, of Perq, Planter—for £45 pd by James Morgan, of afore’ sold 140a, on No east Side of the River, “part of a Patent to Wm Moore Sen'r, June 8, 1725, & sold by him to James Morgan Sen, Oct 9, 1727. An Est of Inheritance.” July 1, 1735. Test’ Wm Bogue, R. Cheston.

No. 182. Foster Toms, of Perq, for 40 Barrels of pork, pd by Joseph Perishoe, of afore’ Sold 250a, on No east Side of Perq River, adj “Beaver Cove Swamp,” part of a larger “Survey to my Gr-father Francis Toms Esq,” by a pattent grt by John Archdel (Archdale) Esq, Gov, & Com’ in Chief, of No Car, “with advice of Lords Pro’ at six pence per hundred quit Rents, Dated Feb 25, 1695.” Seal June 25, 1735. Test’ Richd Cheaston, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 183. James Morgan, of Perq, for £50 pd by John Henbe Jun, of afore’ Conveyed 50a at the head of “Dirty Branch” to James Morgans line, along his line to Isaac Elliott, & Thomas Jessop lines. Oct 20, 1735. Test’ Zach Nixon, Jun, J. Jessop.

No. 184. John Godfrey, of Deep Creek Perq Pre'ct, for £120, & “300 lbs of Pork pd by Thomas Godfrey, my Brother,” sold 125a (one half of land) a Patent to my Father William Godfrey, Jan 1, 1694, & “assigned by my Brother Wm Godfrey to me, & My Brother Thomas, on Deep Creek,” adj John Barclift. Nov 1, 1732. Test’ Jer Symonds, Wm Bracke.

No. 185. James Morgan Jun, of Perq, for £25 pd by Mary Newby, widow of Nathan Dec'd, of afore’ Sold 90a part of tract “at the main Road, of the path formerly Called Stephen Gibsons” along Wm Morgans line, to Francis Toms. Jan 19, 1735/6. Test’ R. Cheaston, R. Fletcher.

No. 186. Peter Albertson, of Perq, Planter—for £45 pd by John Morgan Jun, of afore’ sold 40a on No east Side of Vosses Creek Swamp, adj said Morgan. Jan 19, 1735/6. Test’ Wm Ambler, James Morgan Jun.





No. 187. Thomas Blichenden, of Perq, for £200 pd by Edward Rice of afore’ sold 200a on South west Side of Perq River, at the mouth of “Reedy Branch,” along Pocoson to Gum Swamp, & Perq River, “Pattented by Samuel Bond Dec'd, & lapsed to Henry Gray, & by said Gray sold to John Hurdle, & by said Hurdle to me.” Jan 19, 1735. Test’ Jos Jessop, John Powell, James Dickey.

No. 188. Wm Sanders, of Perq, for £80 pd by John Townsend, Assigns “Right to the within Deed.” Jan 19, 1735. Test’ Paul Palmer, Wm Townsend, Moses Elliott.

No. 189. Zebulon Clayton, of Perq, Esq, for £30 pd by James Gibson, of same, Planter—sold “Right to 50a mentioned in Deed.” Jan. 19, 1735. Test’ Samiel Dowding, James Craven.

No. 190. Jan 15, 1735. Martin Aspell (Asbell), & Richard Felton, for £10 pd by said Felton, “doth acquit, & sell Plan’ with all appurtenances Belonging,” 200a Plan’ called “Sandy Ridge,” adj Thomas Lilly, & Thomas Blitchenden, Timothy Taylor, & Wm Brinns. “Sarah Asbell wife of Martin her dower.” Test’ Charles Denman, Thos Hobbs.

No. 191. Jan 19, 1735/6. Foster Toms, of Perq to Joseph Perishoe, of afore’ 250a on lower Side of Suttons Creek, “where said Toms now lives.” A Pattent to John Gosby, son of Hannah Gosby, for 300a “50a of which belongs to Francis Foster, & 8a to Joseph Sutton Esq,” dated Mar 1, 1693/4. “An Est of Inheritance.” Test’ R. Cheston, Ra. Fletcher.

No. 192. Feb 26, 1735/6. Christopher Jackson, of Upper Parish of Nansemond Co, in Vir’ “Clerk of said Co”—to John Gourden (Gorden), of Perq, for £12 assigns 169a “part of a greater parcell taken up by Charles Drury in 1700,” adj Pattent Grt to William Jones, to John Powells Corner, & mouth of a Branch by line of Marmaduke Norfleet. Mary, wife of said Chris'r, her dower. Test’ Thomas Pugh, Wm Hughs, John Powell, Wm Taylor.

No. 193. Mar 21, 1736. Thomas Speight Esq, of Perq, & Mary his wife, sold to Lott Sterlings (Stallings) of afore’ for £30 235a, a plan’ called “Sandy Ridge” adj “middle Swamp” that issueth out of “Carerene” (Katherine), Creek Swamp, to a dividing line of Charles Wilks, & Robert Barnes, on line of Kitchen & Snooks. “A Survey made for Thomas Blitchenden, as by Pattent, to Robert Barnes, Jan 19, 1715 & sold by him to said Speight.” Test’ Elias Stallings, Lewis Skinner.

No. 194. John Pratt Esq, for £100 pd by Jobe Pratt, of Perq, Wheelright—sold 100a “part of tract which my Father Jeremiah, purchased of Joshua Long, on South west of the Mill pond.” April 16, 1736. Test’ James Eggerton, Richard Skinner.

No. 195. John Pratt, of Perq, Carpenter—for £100 pd by my Brother Jeremiah Pratt, Planter—of same, sold 120a “part of tract that my Father Jer. Pratt Purchased of Lemuel Taylor, (where John Banks now lives) on North side of Indian Creek, adj land where the Water Mill now Stands.” April 16, 1736. Test’ Richard Skinner, James Eggerton.

No. 196. John Pratt, for £100 pd by my Brother, Joshua Pratt, sold 150a called “Hargans” Grt to my Father Jer. Pratt, Planter—Aug 10, 1720. Seal April 16, 1736. Test’ James Eggerton, Richard Skinner

No. 197. Mar 8, 1736. Robert Chappel, of Chowan, & Elizabeth his wife for £10 pd by Elias Stallings, of Perq, assigns 84a on Southwest Side, of the head of Perq River, “part of tract Grt to Thomas Rountree of Chowan (250a)





Aug 10, 1720,” & by said Rountree given to Robert Chappel, & Elizabeth, wife of same. July 28, 1720. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Thomas Rountree.

No. 198. Elisha Stevens, of Perq, Carpenter—for £80 pd by John Wiatt, of afore’ Cooper—sold 112a on Northeast Side of Yeopim River. Bought by said Stevens, of Abraham Warring. Jan 19, 1735/6. Test’ Joshua Long, Abraham Warrin, Sarah Warrin.

No. 199. James Henby Sen'r, of Perq, for £23 pd by Edward Maudlin, of same, sold 150a part of land “whereon I now Dwell,” near the head of Vosses Creek, by the Side of “Goose Pond,” adj John Morgan Jun. Elizabeth Henby, her dower right. Jan 24, 1735. Test’ Thos Weeks, Anne Weeks.

No. 200. Wm Elliott, of Perq, for £80 pd by Francis Newby, of same, sold 220a at the “Chinquapin Orchard Branch along land where said Newby Dwells, adj land that Benj Sanders Dwells upon,” April 17, 1736. Test’ Jesse Newby, Joseph Newby, Sam'l Newby.

No. 201. John Parish Sen, for £23 pd by Wm Arnold, of Perq, sold land on Southwest side of Little River, on line of John Perishoe. Feb 28, 1735. Test’ James Gibson, James Foster.

No. 202. John Parish Sen, of Perq, Plan'r—for £1 pd by Edward Dowdy, Plan'r—of afore’ sold 500a, adj Esau Albertson. June 6, 1735. Test’ Tho Weeks, Sam'l Bundy.

No. 203. Tully Williams, of Perq, Gent—for 50 Barrels of Pork, & 4 Barrels of Hoggs lard, pd by Thomas Norcomb, of same, Gent—Sold Plan’ on Sound Side, & on lower side of Bentleys Creek, called “Gore land” 200a being Plan’ I bought of “my Father-in-law Col Richard Sanderson,” Aug 25, 1733. Seal June 2, 1736. Test’ Sam'l Swann, Mathew Divit.

No. 204. April 5, 1726. John Parish, of Perq, sold to Thomas Weeks of same, “Plan’ on Little River,” 599a by Patent April 1, 1723. Test’ John Parish, Elinor Godfrey.

No. 205. Nov 13, 1736. Michael Lawrence, of Upper Parish of Nansemond Co Vir, & Susannah his wife, to Thomas Wiggins of Perq, for £25 “doth assign part of tract granted unto Henry Plumpton April 16, 1683, & by said Henry sold to Michael Lawrence, by a Deed of Gift (in Perq Pre'ct) on the east Side of “Orepeak Swamp,” adj John Lear, & John Powell. Test’ John Powell, John Norfleet.

No. 206. Truman Moore, of Perq, Plan'r for a “Val’ Con’ received” of John Wilson, sold 100a on South West by Perq River, adj Joseph Jessop, to “Camp Branch,” & Wm Moores old line. July 19, 1736. Test’ Timothy Winslow, Francis James.

No. 207. Jesse Newby, of Perq, for £50 pd by Francis Newby, of afore’ Conveyed 40a on a Branch Called “Ralph Bosmans Cow Branch,” up said Branch to Francis Newbys line, & down the Branch on So Wt Side of “Scotts old field” & the “Mill Pond.” May 19, 1736. Test’ Joseph Wilson, Wm Newby.

No. 208. Nov 10, 1735. Michael Lawrence, of Nansemond Co in Vir, to John Powell, of Perq, for £50 “Doth assign land granted by Pattent unto Henry Plumpton April 16, 1680, & by said Plumpton Conveyed unto Said Lawrence by Deed of Gift, at a place called Ore-Peak on Eastern side of said Swamp, to John Leahs Pattent.” Test’ Thomas Wiggins, John Norfleet.

No. 209. Henry Norman, of Tyrrel Pre'ct, assigns “right of this Pattent,” unto Richd Wallis. Sept 4, 1736. Test’ Joseph Spruill, Samuel Bounds.





No. 210. July 18, 1737. James Stallings, assigns “within Deed” to Francis Rountree, for £8 paid. Test’ Lemuel Riddick, Thomas White.

No. 211. Joseph Oates, of Perq, Planter—for £190 pd by Richard Skinner Sener, of afore’ Planter—sold 450a called “Mr Lacorses” (Lakers) Creek,” a grant to John Spelman, April 20, 1694, & by Mary Spelman Dau of said John, sold to John Pettiver, Mar 20, 1720, & Ack by said Pettiver, “for the use of John Burket before Frederick Jones Chief Justice, Mar 30, 1720,” & sold by said Burket to me. May 21, 1737. Test’ Richd Cheaston, James Skinner.

No. 212. Wm Moore of Perq, to James Thomas, late of afore’ 50a on So west Side of Balahack Swamp, on line of John Townsend, through a Branch called “Deep Branch” a Pattent to Wm Moore. Mar 14, 1737. Test’ Zachariah Chancey, Zachariah Allson, John Townson.

No. 213. Wm Turner, of Pasquotank, Planter—For 9 Barrels of Pork, pd by Joshua Barclift of Perq, sold 60a on Southwest Side of Little River. April C. 1737. Test’ James Gibson, John Barclift, Noah Bishop.

No. 214. Wm Mann of Perq, Planter—for £5 pd by Elizabeth Knoles, Widow—sold 25a on South west Side of Little River, “unto William Knoles, son of said Elizabeth, & his assigns forever.” April 16, 1737. Test’ Thos Weeks, Ann Weeks.

No. 215. Lott Stallings, of Perq, Planter—for £10 22 Barrels of Tarr, pd the 25 Dec next, by Richard Harrel of afore’ Planter—sold 170a, adj John Harrel. “Now in possession of said Richard,” formerly Wm Kitchens, as by Deed July 15, 1719, sold by Robert Barnes to Lewis Skinner, & by him to Lott Stallings. July 9, 1737. Test’ Gilbert Scot, James Scot.

No. 216. Patience Creasey, widow of Perq, for £40 pd by Macrora Scarbrough, of afore’ assigned Right of Plan’ “given unto me by my Father Wm Stewart in his will,” 230a on west Side of Lakers Creek, “where John Simson now lives as a tenant.” Dec 24, 1735. Test’ Paul Palmer, Samuel Palmer.

No. 217. John Pettiver, late of London, now in N. C. “Heir-at-law of John Pettiver of Perq Co Dec'd” for £50 pd by Mackrora Scarbrough, sold 310a on Perq River, adj Thomas Garret, John Gooding, & Joseph Burket.” “Part of 610a a Pattent to my uncle John Pettiver Dec 20, 1720,” out of which he sold 200a to Thomas Garrat, & 100a to John Gooding, “an Est in fee Simpple.” Nov 17, 1735. Test’ Paul Palmer, Patience Creasey.

No. 218. Feb. 20, 1733. Elizabeth Chandler, of the parish of St George, Bloomsberry, in Co of Middlesex, Widow—“only surviving Dau of Edward Catchmaid Dec'd, who was the Eldest son, of Thomas Catchmaid Dec'd, who was the Brother, & Devisee in the will of Geo Catchmaid of Nanciman (Va) in Carolina Dec'd,” one pt, & John Humpage, of Gravesend, Co Kent, Marriner—& Ann Hinds, of the parish of Great St Hellens, London, Widow—of the other pt, for 5 Shillings pd to said Elizabeth, sold Seat of land called “Birkswear” in Car, to said John & Ann. Reg Aug 20, 1737. James Craven, P. R.

No. 219. Feb 20, 1733. Elizabeth Chandler (to same parties), for £10 “doth Release (in their actual possession) all her Seat of land Called “Birkswear” in Car. Sealed, & Delivered (the parchment being first duly Stampt) in presence of us: Archibald Wynne, Thos Wensley.” Reg in Office of Perq Aug 20, 1737. James Craven P. Reg'r.





No. 220. John Humpage, & Ann Hinds, for £10 s10 “Rec'd by us.” Elizabeth Chandler. Test’ Archibald Wynn, Thos Wensley.

No. 221. “I Sir Edward Bellamy, Knt, Lord Mayor of London, Do hereby Certify that on the Date Hereof—appeared before me Archibald Wynne of the parish of St Hellens, London, Gent—being a person of good Credit, & by Oath did Solemnly Declare things in affidavit annexed.” I said Lord Mayor of London “Caused the Seal of Office of said City, to be affixed to Deed of Release.” London Mar 25, 1735.

No. 222. Archibald Wynne, of St. Hellens, London Gent—“did see Elizabeth Chandler duly Execute, Seal, & Deliver Deeds of Release.” Sworn Mar 25, 1735. Edward Bellamy Mayor.

No. 223. Whereas; release bearing date Feb 20, 1733, & Release dated Feb 20, 1733 made between Elizabeth Chandler (and same parties) sold same land in Car. Feb 3, 1735. Test’ Archibald Wynne, Gamaliel Gardner.

No. 224. “I Sir John Williams, Knight, Lord Mayor of London—Certifie that, on date affixed, appeared before me Archibald Wynne, Gent—& by Solemn oath Depos'd to be true, things in affixed deed.” Feb 3, 1735.

No. 225. Archibald Wynne, of London Gent—“maketh oath on Feb 3, that he did see John Humpage of London & Ann Hinds, widow—Execute, Seal & Deliver the letter of Att’ Hereunto annexed.” Witness to same in his own proper hand writing.

No. 226. Wm Moore, of Perq, “for a Sum” pd by James Thomas, late of same, sold 50a on South west “Side of Balhacke Swamp,” on John Townsens line, to Deep Branch. Mar 14, 1737. Test’ Zach Chancey, Zach Elton, John Townsen.

No. 227. John Morris, of Pasquotank, Planter—for £110 pd by Thomas Lands, of same, Planter—sold 200a on North east Side of Perq River, on line of David Smith. Oct 17, 1737. Test’ Joseph Oates, Francis Harris.

No. 228. Joseph Steward, for £20 pd by Macrora Scarbrough, Gent—Sold right of plan’ whereof “my Father was in his life time Seized, & at his Death gave to his Daus, Patience & Elizabeth, & now doth Descend unto me as heir-at-law, to said Patience, & Elizabeth.” Oct 16, 1737. Test’ Nicholas Rawlins, Sarah Toxcety.

No. 229. Richard Walless, of Perq, Cupper—for 32 Barrels of Pork pd by John Wiatt, of afore’ Planter—assigned 150a on north Side of Albemarle Sound, by the Head of “Spellmans Creek Swamp,” to Roger Snells corner, adj John Bentley, & Mrs Laker. May 10, 1737. Test’ Thomas Pierce, Joshua Long, Abraham Warring.

No. 230. James Eggerton do give 1a unto John Pratt. Oct 17, 1737. Test’ Joseph Oates, Richard Skinner.

No. 231. Jesse Newby, of Albemarle, for £81 pd by Francis Newby, of same, sold 50a “on South Side of the Mill Pond,” to said Francis line. Oct 15, 1737. Test’ Samuel Newby, Wm. Townsen, Joseph Wilson.

No. 232. John Robenson of Perq, Farmer—for £35 pd by Jeremiah Hendrick, of Pasq, Assigned 150a on S. W. Side of Little River, adj Solomon Hendricks, & “Heirs of Wm Jackson Jun.” Jan 16, 1737. Test’ Thos Weeks, Joseph Robinson.

No. 233. John Robinson, of Perq, for £35 pd by Solomon Hendrick, of same, farmer—sold 105a on South west Side of Little River, at the lower





end of “Doctors Branch” along said side to River Pocoson. Jan 16, 1737. Test’ Thomas Weeks, Joseph Robinson.

No. 234. Edward Dowdy, of Perq, Planter—for £5 s12 pd, “being sum due his Majesty at Michalmas past, for 8 years quit rent, for 100a of land, pd by Robert Hall,” of afore’ Planter—assigned 100a,” South west part of 500a formerly belonging to John Parish Sen'r, near the Gut Branch of Deep Creek, on line of Esau Albertson (now John Huffton) along line of John Arnold, & John Perishoe. Jan 13, 1737. Test’ John Huffton, Comfort Dowdy.

No. 235. Robert Hosea, of Perq, Planter—& Sarah his wife, for £42 pd by Potsefull Pierce, of same, Sold 50a, adj Abraham Mullen Sen'r, Abraham Riggs, & Isaac Mullens. April 17, 1738. Test’ Wm Wood, Wm Townsen.

No. 236. Moses Speight, of Bartee (Bertie) Gent—for £90 pd by Mr Jacob Docton, of Perq, sold 114a “at the Head of Perq River, adj said Docton. Land Surveyed for Thos Blitchenden, & by him assigned to said Speight. May 17, 1738. Test’ Isaac Speight, Gilbert Scott.

No. 237. Alex. Steward, of Perq, Hatter—“in Con’ of the Exchange of 100a Wood land & Clear ground to me,” by Thos Sharbo of same, farmer—“do acquit said Sharbo, & assign Plan’ on Upper Side of Vosses Creek,” on Joseph Newbys line, to Branch called “deep bottom” where said Steward formerly lived. Feb 17, 1738. Test’ Thos Weeks, Anne Weeks.

No. 283. Anthony Wherry, of the Co of Bathe, Cooper—for £128 pd by John Stepney, of Perq, Planter—sold 300a that was “given me by my Brother Joshua,” on South west Side of Yawpim Creek, at the mouth of “Greens Swamp,” called “Wherrys Old field” Granted to John Cooke May 1, 1695. Seal Jan 24, 1737/8. Test’ Thomas Price, Thomas Long.

No. 239. Samuel Right, of Perq, farmer—for 17 Barrels of Pork pd by Nathaniel Welch, of Pasq, farmer—Sold 100a on South West Side of Little River. Feb 13, 1738. Test’ Thos Weeks, Anne Weeks.

No. 240. Thomas Lands, of Perq, planter—for £100 pd by Wm Ambler, of same, Gent—Conveyed 200a on north east Side of Perq River, adj Daniel Smith. Jan —, 1738. Test’ Tulle Williams, Sam'l Swann, Chris'r Reed.

No. 241. Moses Elliott, & Hannah his wife, of Perq, for £250 pd by Joseph Newby, of afore’ Sold 100a “upon Vosses Creek,” adj John Morgan Sen, along the dividing line of Moses Elliott, & Joseph Winslow. Year 1738. Test’ Thos Pierce, Robt Willson, Zachariah Nixon.

No. 242. Gabriel Johnson Esq, Gov, & Com'd in chief, over the Pro’ of N. C. To Coll'o Macrora Scarbrough, “Out of knowledge I have of you, said Macrora Scarbrough—do hereby appoint you publick Reg of the precinct of Perquimans.” Seal of the Colony at Newton, Sept 10, 1737. Edenton Sept 30, 1737, “Macrora Scarbrough appeared before me, & took the Oaths by law appointed.” J. Montgomery.

No. 243. “Ann Newby, Relict of Wm Newby Dec'd, do give unto my son William Newby, “what was willed to him by his Father.” 1 Negro called Jouah, 20 lbs Pewter, 2 Silver Spoons, 2 Cows, & Calves, also 1 Negro Girl called Judah, with increase, but if he die without issue, then said Negro Girl shall return to me.” 23d 1mo 1720. Test’ Benj Pritchard, Francis Newby. April C. 1739.

No. 244. Jan 22, 1738. Jesse Newby, of Perq, Wheelright—& Benj Pritchard, of Pasq for £100 sold 50a on Robert Wilsons line, to County Road, along said





Road “to Samuel Newbys New Road,” to a tract formerly sold to my Brother Francis Newby, called “Scottsfield,” at the head of Deep Branch. Test’ Sam'l Newby, Francis Newby, Richd McClure.

No. 245. Wm Standing, of Chowan, Planter—for £160 pd by Joseph Barrow, of Perq, Weaver—assigned 240a, on the head of Minzes Creek (Minge) & on South west side of Perq River, & the North side of Albemarle Sound, adj Abraham Gennett, along said line to John Felts, & Samuel Bond. April 16, 1739. Test’ Thos Peirce, Thos Harvey, Francis Wells.

No. 246. Jesse Newby, of Perq, Planter—for £150 pd by Samuel Newby, of same, planter—sold 100a at the Road, on Robt Wilsons line, up the Road to Jesse, & Francis Newby. Dec 10, 1736.

No. 247. Andrew Davis, of Perq, planter—for £8 pd by John Parish, of afore’ sold 100a on Deep Creek, Pattented in the name of Joseph Commander, April 1, 1708. Test’ Wm Jackson, Thos Snoden.

No. 248. John Barclift, & Anne my wife, of Perq, for 12 Barrels of Pork to us pd by James Foster, of afore’ assigns “our right of within Deed.” April 17, 1739. Test’ James Gibson, John Parish.

No. 249. Henry White, of the Co of Onslow, “upon Nuse River,” planter—for £300 pd by Josiah Bundy, of Perq, planter—sold 122a part of Tract granted to Ephrim, & Charles Overman, in 1709, on South west Side of Little River, adj Wm Jackson, & a line between “my Brother Arnold White, & myself,” to a Branch called “Overmans great Branch.” Feb 12, 1738/9. Test’ Wm Bundy, Thos Nicholson.

No. 250. John Davenport, of Chowan, & Ann his wife, for £12 pd by Hugh Davis, of Perq, sold 150a on Albemarle Sound, Opposite “Batts Grave” part of a tract, “belonging to Rich'd Davenport.” Aug 1, 1716. Test’ John Falconer, Wm Winson.

No. 251. John Harmon, of Perq, Weaver—for £120 pd by Rich'd Walless, of same—Cooper, sold 150a unto Joshua Deal, of Currituck, planter. Feb 14, 1737/8. Test’ Jno Falconer, Abraham Warren.

No. 252. Wm Haskit, of Perq, for £150 pd by Francis James, of afsd—sold 435a on North East Side of Perq River, which was grt to Anthony Haskit, by two deed, 30a from Richard Cheston, May 3, 1694, & the other from Gabriel Newby, 50a July 9, 1722, the whole 80a. Jan 11, 1736/7. Test’ Thomas Jessop, Thomas Hollowell, Richard Cheston.

No. 253. Thomas Pierce, of Chowan, for £100 pd by Joseph Pierce of Perq, planter, sold 435a on South west Side of Perq River, adj Wm Hall, John Pierce, & Henry Clayton, from his line to John Hancock, & Maj Lillington lines, due sd Thomas from James Beasley, & Francis Pettitt. Mar 7, 1736. Test’ Joseph Barrow, Sam'l Wiatt, Peter Jones Jr.

No. 254. James Smith, of Perq, for £20 pd by Wm White, planter—sold 50a now “in possession of Stephen Thomas,” & land sd Smith bought of Joseph Jessop, purchased by sd Jessop of Wm Carman. July 16, 1739. Test’ R. Cheston, Thos Hill.

No. 255. John Phelps, of Perq, planter—for £150 pd by Joseph Smith, of same, sold 200a on “Ballahack Swamp” adj Elizabeth Phelps. July 16, 1739. Test’ R. Cherston, Jos Ratliff.

No. 256. John Phelps, for £100 pd by Elizabeth Phelps, of Perq, sold 200a, on Cypress Swamp, adj Joseph Smith, which “Land was Pattented by Samuel





Phelps, dec'd, in behalf of himself, Jonathan Phelps, dec'd, & Joseph Smith, dec'd to be equally divided between them, & “this part was given by Jonathan Phelps, to his dau’ Elizabeth.” July 16, 1739. Test’ R. Cheston, Joseph Ratliff,

No. 257. John Charles, of Perq, for 14 Barrels of Pork, pd by Edw'd Maudlin, of same—sold 200a on N.East Side of Suttons Creek, adj Francis Foster, & Nathaniel Nicholson, thence to Gum Swamp, down sd Swamp to line of John Henby, & Samuel Charles, dec'd. July 6, 1734. Test’ William Bogue, Thos Weeks.

No. 258. April 14, 1733. Nicholas Stallings, of Upper Parish of Nansemond Co, in Vir’ & Christian his wife, for £4 pd by Henry Stallings of Perq, & Jesse Riddick of sd Parish in Vir’ “doth assign to sd Stallings 50a, on Southwest Side of the head of Perq River,” being part of a Patent to Timothy Clare (late of Perq, dec'd), Dec 1, 1712, & by his will descended to Joseph Newby, & Mary his wife, Thos Winslow, & Elizabeth his wife, Thos Jossop, & Jane his wife, John White, & Sarah his wife, & Hannah Bundy (wife of Benj), by them sold to sd Nicholas. July 21, 1729. Test’ Thos White, John Riddick.

No. 259. Wm Taylor, of the Co of Bath, precinct of Cartaret, planter—for £110 pd by Joshua Long, of Perq Gent, sold 150a, “by the Mill Pond” on line of Daniel Hall, & sd Joshua. “Land willed to my father Samuel Taylor.” Feb 13, 1739.

No. 260. Grace Frayley (Friley), for £60 pd by Thomas Pierce, of Chowan, sold 133a, on North East Side of Perq River, between land of Thomas Jessop, & Richard Ratliff. Feb 22, 1738. Test’ John Worley, Josh Worley, Thos Leary.

No. 261. Samuel Hall of Perq, Planter—for £150 pd by Abraham Warren of afsd—sold 300a adj Mr Charles Denman Dec'd, on South Side of Perq River. Oct 8, 1739. Test’ Narh'l Caruthers, Jacob Caruthers.

No. 262. John Banks, of Perq, for £200 pd by Joshua Long, planter, of afsd—sold 185a on East Side of Indian Creek, adj Wm Long. Oct 11, 1739.

No. 263. Arnold White, of Perq, for £130 pd by Wm Haskit, of afsd—sold 50a on South West Side of Little River. Mar 2, 1736.7.

No. 264. Samuel Moore, of Perq, for $120 pd by Abraham Elliott of same—sold 50a adj Wm Morgan, & Moses Elliott, along sd lines to “Reedy Branch.” Jan 17, 1736/7. Test’ James Morgan, Abram Sanders.

No. 265. Edward Maudlin, of Perq, planter—for “love I bear my Cousin Thomas Nicholson,” of Pasquotank, planter—have given 183a, on Fork Swamp, called “Passimon tree land,” as per Patent. Oct 15, 1739. Test’ Zach. Nixon, R. Cheston.

No. 266. Moses Ellott, of Perq, planter—for £100 pd by James Morgan, of same, sold 50a on South west Side of Perq River, called “Camponds” adj Ralph Bufkin now Caleb Elliotts, to “Union Road,” & the head line of John Smith. Oct 15, 1739. Test’ R. Cheston, Joshua Elliott.

No. 267. Wm Moore, of Perq, planter—for £10 pd by Benjamin Sanders of afsd—sold 50a on North Side of “Ballihack Swamp” adj John Townsing, & James Thomas, across Swamp to Samuel Phelps line. Aug 2, 1739. Test’ Zach. Elton, John Phelps, J. Pearson.

No. 268. Edward Maudlin, of Perq, for 7 Barrels of Pork pd by Wm Bogue, of afsd—sold 100a, on North East Side of Suttons Creek, & South Side of





Gum Swamp, adj Nathaniel Nicholson, part of 200a sold to sd Maudlin by John Charles, July 6, 1734. Seal Jan 5, 1734/5. Test’ Joseph Riddick, Wm Hasket, Thos. Jessop.

No. 269. Ephroditus Boice, & Ann his wife, Thomas Jones, & Sarah his wife, of N. C. for a Val’ Con’ pd by James Smith of Perq, Brick-maker—sold to sd Smith, & Susanna his wife, (during their Natual lives, & at their Decease, to their son Thomas Smith) 109a on South west Side of Perq River, adj Joseph Jessop, & Wm Simmons, “part of a Patent to Wm Carman, Jan 19, 1715/16, & by sd Carman in his will bequeathed to us.” April 25, 1735. Test’ Zach. Elton, Jos. Jessop.

No. 270. Thomas Nicholson, of Pasquotank Co, for £100 pd by Thomas Hollowell, of Perq, sold 91a adj Joseph Ratliff, & Arnold White, being ½ of land grt to my father, Christ'r Nicholson, Nov 22, 1714. Seal Oct 16, 1739. Test’ John Nixon, R. Cheaston, Jeremiah Barns.

No. 271. Feb 25, 1721. John Moseley, of Upper Parish of Nansemond Co, Vir’ for £5 pd by Joseph Radden of afsd—sold 50a on the “Main Desert” on the South side of “Loosing Swamp” adj John Glissom, part of a tract, grt unto John Harris, & John Larkum, & by them conveyed to me. Feb 12, 1700. Test’ Wm. Sumner, Wm. Sumner Jr, Elizabeth Sumner Jr.

No. 272. Feb 26, 1721. John Moseley, to Joseph Radden, for 350 lbs of Tobacco, sold 50a on “Main Desert” & South Side of “Loosing Swamp.” (Same Testators)

No. 273. May 18, 1713. John Moseley, for £5, pd by Joseph Radden, sold 50a in Upper Parish of Nansemound Co Vir’ (Patented by same parties, 888a April 21, 1695), 100a of which was conveyed to sd Moseley Feb 12, 1701, sd land adj lines of Wm Woodley, & Dennis Glissom. Test’ Wm. Sumner, J. Sumner, Will. Sumner Jr.

No. 274. May 19, 1713, for 2000 lbs of Tobacco, pd by John Radden, sold 50a in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co, Vir’ (part of 888a grt to John Harris, & John Larkum, April 21, 1695) 100a of which was conveyed to sd Moseley Feb 12, 1701. Test’ Wm. Sumner, J. Sumner, Wm. Sumner Jr.

No. 275. Macrora Scarbrough, Treasurer of Perq Co; for £200 pd by John Stone, of afsd—Carpenter—sold 100a on Vosses Creek, “which was Mortgaged by Smith Cella, Late of sd Co dec'd,” & for want of several payments in Public Bills of Credit, land adj Moses Elliott, & Roger Kinyon, “where sd Cella did Dwell.” Jan 21, 1739/40. Test’ James Morgan, James Craven.

No. 276. John, & Joshua Pratt, of Perq, for £180 pd by William Wyatt, of afsd—sold 400a on North side of Yeopim River, adj George Mathews, “land given us by our father Jeremiah Pratt, known by the name of Sturgins Point.” Jan 21, 1739/40. Test’ Robt Harmon, Caleb Calloway, Jeremiah, Pratt, John Creecy.

No. 277. Jan 29, 1739. Thomas Bagley, of Perq, planter—for £300 pd by Theophilus Pugh, of Nansemond Co, Va, Merchant—sold 100a formerly Wm Moores, & sold by sd Moore to sd Bagley, & by sd Bagley to his son Thomas, “according to the most Ancient Bounds.” Test’ Ja. Everard, William Pugh. Ack’ before W. Smith C. J.

No. 278. John Low, & Hannah his wife, of Pasquotank, Planter—for £16 pd by Moses Wood of Perq, Planter—sold 260a adj Josiah Bogue, & Thomas





Hollowell, in Perq Co. 2-6mo 1739. James Craven Clk. Test’ Samuel Bundy, James Bundy, Josiah Bundy, Thomas Nicholson. Macrora Scarbrough Reg.

DEED BOOK D

No. 1. James Thigpen, of Perq, planter—for £150 pd by Zachariah Nixon, of same, planter—sold 450a next to Thomas Elliott. Jan 22, 1729. Test’ William Townsen, Joseph Willson.

No. 2. James Boswell, of Pasquotank, planter—for a con’ sold 50a, near the head of Little River, “part of tract, Thomas Boswell Dec'd gave his son James,” on the back line of Charles Boswell, & Joseph Overman, adj John Boswell, & George Boswell. July 14, 1737. Test’ Joseph Robinson, John Robinson.

No. 3. Thomas Nicholson, of Pasquotank, planter—for an Exchange of a Plan’ in the fork of Little River, on North East side of same, sold unto William Bundy of Perq, planter 134a on South west side of Little River, adj James Newby, River swamp, & John Nixon. A patent to Christopher Nicholson, 1716 & bequeathed to his son Thomas. Mary Nicholson “doth Surrender her Dower.” April 8, 1740. Test’ Thomas Overman, Joseph Robinson.

No. 4. Foster Toms, of Perq, for £225 pd by Samuel Barclift, of afsd—sold 125a on “Beaver Cove Swamp, & Dirt Bridge Branch” part of tract Surveyed for Francis Toms Esq, Oct 2, 1698, on North East side of Perq River, adj Joseph Perishoe called “Beaver Cove Land.” April 21, 1740. Test’ James Gibson, Joseph Sutton.

No. 5. Joseph Oates of Perq, Cordwinder—for £100 pd by Nathaniel Caruthers, of same—sold 200a “whereon I lived.” April 15, 1734. Test’ Charles Denman Clk.

No. 6. Nathaniel Caruthers Esq, for “Natual love I bear my son Jacob, of Perq Co, planter have Transferred within Deed.” April 20, 1740. Test’ Zach Chancey, Samuel Barclift.

No. 7. Grant unto Nath'l Caruthers, 156a in Perq, on Deep Branch, adj John Wyatt, & the Side of Indian Creek. Gabriel Johnson Esq, Gov, at Newton. Feb 16, 1737. Nath Rice Sec.

No. 8. Nath'l Caruthers, for “love I bear my son James” of Perq, Blacksmith—have “transferred Within Patent” April 21, 1740. Test Zach Chancey, Samuel Barclift.

No. 9. Jan 2, 1738, Mary Pierce (Widow of Thomas Dec'd), Thomas Pierce, and Peter Jones, “Exors of sd Dec'd Will” sold to Thomas Norcom Jr. “one Negro boy named Sam, for 20 Barrells of Pork.” Test’ Geo. Sharrow, Jos. & Sarah Barrow.

No. 10. William Tomlin, of Perq, for £200 pd by Albert Albertson of same—sold 200a on West side of land, whereon sd Albertson now lives, near the mouth of “Tomlins Branch” part of 300a, grt unto John Tomlin, father of sd William, 1694. Feb 23, 1739. Test’ Jas Pierce, Joseph Perisho, William Tomlin.

No. 11. Arnold White, of Perq, planter—for £35 pd by William Haskit, of afsd—sold 11a adj sd Arnold, & William White. Elizabeth White “doth Surrender her right of Dowery.” Feb 1, 1739/40. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, Josiah Bundy, Benjamin Mundin.





No. 12. James Griffin Sr, of Chowan, for “love I bear my son John” of Perq, do give 150a on North East side of Perq River, at the mouth of a Branch, called “Plum Tree Branch” part of a Patent to Ezekiel Maudlin, 300a, June 20, 1703, by sd Maudlin assigned to Timothy Clare, dec'd, by sd Clare sold to Francis Smith late of Perq, & by him assigned to sd Griffin. July 19, 1740. Test’ Tho Rountree Sr, Charles Rountree, Thomas Rountree Jr.

No. 13. William Barrow, of the Co of Hyde, for £5 pd by John Barrow, of Perq, sold 100a on East side of Yopim Creek, adj John Barrow Jr, dec'd, “part of 525a pattented by Joseph Barrow.” June 26, 1740. Test’ Thomas Peirce, Ann Barrow, Joseph Barrow.

No. 14. William Barrow, of Hyde Co, for £10 pd by Joseph Barrow, of Perq, Planter—sold 200a on East side of Yopim Creek, adj John Barrow, part of 300a, one hundred of which, was conveyed to sd John. June 26, 1740. Test’ Thomas Peirce, Ann Barrow, John Barrow.

No. 15. Jane Davis, of Perq Widow—“being aged, & unable to get my own living, and especially, for Christian-like Maintenance, during my Natual life, by my Son-in-law, John Boyse, & his wife Susanna, have delivered unto my sd Son-in-law, all part, & parcel, given me by my late husband, Thomas Davis of Upper Parish Nansemond Co Vir’ dec'd, in his will, Jan 28, 1705. The following now in actual possession of sd Boyse; 3 pewter dishes, 1 pewter tankard, 1 feather bed, & bedstead, 1 Iron pot, 1 Iron pestle, 2 Iron wedges, 6 chairs, & a Round Table, also 10 Barrels of Tar, due from my son Thomas Davis, over Orapeak Swamp, upon demand.” April 4, 1739. Test’ William Townsend, Elias Stallings.

No. 16. Isaac Stallings, of Perq, Planter—for £10 pd by Jacob Docton, of afsd—sold unto Elizabeth Price, 50a, part of a patent to Timothy Clare, dec'd, Dec 1, 1712, & by his will descended to Joseph Newby, & Mary his wife, Thos Winslow, & Elizabeth his wife, which was sold by them, to Nicholas Stallings, July 21, 1729. Seal Sept 20, 1740. Test’ Isaac Speight, Lewis Bond.

No. 17. Abraham Mullen Sr, of Perq, for £150 pd by John Gohyer (Guyer), sold 210a adj Atthur Croxton, on the River side, & the supper side of land, belonging to Orphans of William Lacey. Oct 20, 1740. Test’ Alb't Albertson, Jas Pierce.

No. 18. Joseph Ellitt, of Perq, for £27 pd by Jacob Perry, of afsd—sold 480a on South west side of Perq River, at a Branch called “Elder Branch,” formerly land of Daniel Snooke, part of a patent to Isaac Wilson, Jan 5, 1712, & by sd Mary to her dau’ Elizabeth, “now wife of John Wilson.” Oct 20, of sd Joseph. Oct 20, 1740. Test’ Robt Wilson, John Wilson.

No. 19. Abraham Mullen, of Perq, Planter—for “love I bear my son Isaac Mullen of same—do give 105a on North side of Beaver Cove Swamp, adj Foster Thomas, Christopher Sutton, & Abraham Rigs, where we now live.” Oct 17, 1740. Test’ Abraham Moullen, Jr, Abraham Hosea, Jos Sutton.

No. 20. John Willson, of Perq, for £13 pd by Jacob Perry, of afsd—sold 200a on North Side of Perq River, adj Jacob, & John Winslow, sd land grt to Timothy Clare, dec'd, Dec 1, 1712, & given by him to his dau’ Mary Mayo, & by sd Mary to her dau’ Elizabeth, “now wife of John Wilson.” Oct 20, 1740. Test’ Rt Willson, Joseph Elliott.

No. 21. Thomas Collins (son of James dec'd), of Chowan Co, for £6 pd by John Reddick, of Perq, sold 100a in the “Pine Woods” near the “burnt





pocoson” which was patented by Thomas Blitchenden, & sold to Thomas Gray, by sd Gray to John Lackey, & by sd Lackey to Joseph Jessop, by sd Jessop, to Charles Wilkes, with 30a adj purchased of Thomas Bagley, & sold to Richard Cheston, who sold all the sd land, 130a to Charles Wilkes. Oct 20, 1740. Test’ Jacob Perry, Zach'h Chancey.

No. 22. Sarah Elliott, & Jacob Elliott, Planters—of Perq, for £50 pd by John Perry, of afsd—Sadler; sold 50a on Vosses Creek, adj Joseph Newby, John Morgan Sr, Thomas Jessop, & Samuel Moore, to line of Francis Toms, “Land given me sd Sarah by my father Timothy Clare, my husband Jacob Elliott, having good authority to sell same.” Oct 20, 1740. Test’ Rt Wilson, Jacob Perry.

No. 23. Samuel Newby, of Perq, planter—for £25 pd by Henry Lamb, of afsd—sold 100a “at the Country Road, thence to Cypress Swamp, up Deep Branch, to Thigpens line.” 12—8mo 1740. Test’ Francis Newby, Huldah Newby.

No. 24. April 14, 1733. Nicholas Stallings, of Upper Parish of Nansemond Co, Vir’, & wife Christian, for £4 pd by Henry Stallings of Perq. to Jesse Reddick of same Parish & Co, sold 50a near the South Westward side of the head of Perq River, “part of a patent to Timothy Clare late of Perq, dec'd, Dec 1, 1712—169a, which by the will of sd Clare, descended to Joseph Newby, & Mary his wife, Thomas Winslow, & Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Jessup & Jane his wife, John White, & Sarah his wife, & Hannah Bundy, heirs of sd Clare, & sold by them to sd Nicholas.” July 21, 1729. Test’ Thos White, John Reddick.

No. 25. July 16, 1739. Henry Stallings, “doth assign, within deed” unto Isaac Stallings. Test’ James Scott, William Ambler.

No. 26. Jesse Newby, of Perq, Wheelright, or planter—for £73 pd by Samuel Newby of same, planter, sold 50a “where I now dwell, on a branch, running out of sd Samuel Newbys Mill Pond, that divides land of Francis, & Jesse Newby, to Sam'l Newbys New Road to Deep branch, along sd branch to Perq River, & up the sd River to Samuel Newbys Mill Creek.” Jan 6, 1740. Test’ Zach Chancey, Zach Elton, Jos Willson.

No. 27. Margaret Barrow, Spinster, of Perq—for a “Sum pd to my Mother,” by Jonathan Phelps, Merchant—sold to Henry Phelps, son of afsd, 20a, adj land formerly belonging to William Lawrence, on North East of land taken up by Francis Toms, now in possession of Zachariah Nixon. Jan 19, 1740/1. Test’ Joseph Wilson, Joseph Ratliff.

No. 28. Ann Hall of Perq, for £65 pd by John Creasy of same, planter—sold 100a on North East side of Yopim River, part of land formerly belonging to George Matthews, father of sd Ann, adj William Wyatt. April 20, 1741.

No. 29. Thomas Nicholson of Pasq Co, planter—for £100 pd by Thomas Hollowell, of Perq, sold 91a, adj James Newby, & Joseph Sutton. Nov 22, 1740. Test’ John Perry, Will'm Haskitt, Michael Murphy.

No. 30. James Henby of Perq, for £120 pd by Edward Maudlin of afsd—sold 100a on “Bee Tree ponds” at the head of Vasies (Vosses) Creek, adj Upper part of sd Henbys land, a patent to Francis Toms Jr, 1716. Seal July 16, 1740.





No. 31. Arnold White of Perq, planter—for an “Exchange of land, with George Boswell,” on South west side of Little River, doth acquit sd Boswell, & sold 61a, where sd White now dwells, adj Joseph Ratliff, & William Haskett, to River Pocoson, Elizabeth wife of sd White her dower right. Sept 13, 1740. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, Stephen Hall, Michael Murphy.

No. 32. George Boswell of Perq, planter—for an “exchange of land, with Arnold White” on South west side of Little River, sold 100a on a division line, of sd Boswell, & James Boswell, to River Pocoson. Jane Boswell wife of George. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, Stephen Hall, Michael Murphy. Sept 13, 1740.

No. 33. Francis Rountree of Vir, Planter—for £25 pd by John Smith of Perq, Planter—sold “near 100a” on Newbys Creek, formerly land of John White, adj Thomas Jessop, to a branch called “Great Branch” being bounds between sd land, & William Rountree. Test’ Thomas White, Joshua White, Jacob Elliott. Apl Court 1741.

No. 34. Francis James of Perq, for £180 pd by William Moore, “of the Co of Isle of Wight, parish of Newport, in Vir,” sold 80a on North East side of Perq River, same granted to Anthony Hasket, by two deeds, one from Richard Cheaston, May 3, 1694, & the other from Gabriel Newby, July 9, 1722, adj River Pocoson, formerly Peter Grays. Test’ Jos Barnes, Richd Cheaston. May 14, 1741.

No. 35. Moses Speight of Bertie Co, planter—for a con’ pd by Thomas Winslow of Perq, planter—sold 230a on Little River, adj Thomas Weeks, & Solomon Henry, on one side, & Dennis Collins, on the other, part of a patent to William Tomlin, July 23, 1724, due for transportations. April 25, 1741. Test’ Will'm Litgram, Truman Moore, Thos Bagley.

No. 36. John Banks of Perq, planter—for £265 pd by Joshua Long of afsd, planter—sold 355a on East side of Indian Creek, or Mill Pond, down sd Creek to a small Gut, near Jeremiah Pratts house, adj William Wyatt. May 21, 1741. Test’ Nath'l Carathers, Thos Long, Robert Harmon.

No. 37. Surveyor Genl’, or his Dept; You are to lay out to Colonel Edward Moseley 640a in Chowan, “by virtue of within warrent.” (No date) Wm Maule Surveyor Gen'l.

No. 38. Lords Pro’ of N. C. grt to Col Edward Moseley 40a in Chowan Co, adj John Jackson, John Jordan, & William Carman, on Indian Creek, up sd Creek, Nov 20, 1716. Cha. Eden, Tho. Pollock, N. Chevin, Fras. Foster, T. Knight.

No. 39. Edward Moseley Esq, of N. C. for s5 pd by Francis Newby, of Perq, sold 640a in Chowan, on Indian Creek, a grt to me by Lords Pro’ Nov 2, 1716. Seal Mar 13, 1741. Test’ Sam'l James, Robert Wilson.

No. 40. Thomas Overman, of Perq, Planter—for £15 pd by Jonathan Sharwood, of afsd—sold 100a which Richard Turner “gave in his will to his Gr-son Samuel Newby, & sd Newby in his will bequeathed to his kinsman, Thomas Overman.” On North East side of Cypress Swamp, adj Benj Wilson, & William Phillips. 19—8mo 1741.

No. 41. William Wyatt, of Perq, Planter—for £125 pd by Joseph Creasy, of afsd—Shoemaker—sold 200a, purchased by sd Wyatt, of John, & Joshua Pratt, on North side of Yopim River, adj George Matthews, called “Sturgeons Point.” Oct 19, 1741. Test’ Samuel Standin, Henderson Standin.





No. 42. Thomas Jessop, Sr of Perq, planter—to his son Thomas Jessop Jr, of afsd—100a, on West side of Perq River, adj William Moore. Oct 19, 1741. Test’ Evan Jones, Nathan Pearson.

No. 43. James Morgan, Esq, of Perq, for £300 pd by Thomas Winslow, of afsd—sold 150a, adj William Morgan, on “Morgans Swamp.” Sept 29, 1741. Test’ Richard Cheaston, John Henby.

No. 44. Thomas Nicholson, of Pasq, planter—for £12 pd by John Moore, of Perq, planter—sold 183a, called “Persimon tree land” adj Joshua Boswell, & Thomas Hollowell. “John Moore to have the upper half, 90a & Thomas Hollowell to have the other Moytey thereof.” Oct 19, 1741. Test’ Francis Toms, Thomas Winslow, Nathan Pearson.

No. 45. John Lacy, of Perq, for £100 pd by John Maudling, of afsd—sold 50a on Voices, (Vosses) Creek. May 10, 1741. Test’ Joseph Barnes, R. Cheston.

No. 46. Stephen Thomas, of Perq, for £60 pd by Robert Redick, sold 150a on the “Narrows” of Perq River, on South west side, 100a formerly William Carmans, & by him sold to Joseph Jessop, 50a of which sd Jessop, sold to Ann Pettiver, sd 50a part of 1380a grt unto Isaac Wilson, Jan 5, 1712. 100a bequeathed by said Jessop in his will. Oct 19, 1741. Test’ Zach Elton, Wm Moore, Edward Rice.

No. 47. Jacob Perry, of Perq, Planter—for a con’ sold to John Winslow of same, 90a on Perq River, “binding on land formerly Timothy Clares dec'd,” unto sd John Winslow Sr. Oct 19, 1741. Test’ Joseph Reddick, Thomas Calloway.

No. 48. Joseph Winslow, of Perq, planter—for £200 pd by Ezekiel Maudlin, of same—sold 125a, on Voices (Vosses) Creek, adj Gabriel Newby. Oct 19, 1741. Test’ Zachariah Nixon, Nathan Pearson.

No. 49. William Wiat, of Perq, planter—for £75 pd by John Banks, of afsd—sold 100a on Yopim River, part of 400a called “Stergeons point,” at the mouth of “Broad Creek,” on North side of Albemarle Sound. Nov 3, 1741. Test’ Joseph Oats, Thomas Pierce, Joseph Ashley.

No. 50. Edmund Jackson, of Pasq Co, planter—for £280 pd by John Robinson, of afore’ planter—sold 200a, on South west side of Little River, adj William Tomblin, Joseph, & said John Robinson, a patent bearing date May 1, 1694. Seal Jan 19, 1741/2. Test’ Thomas Pierce, Richard Skinner, Joseph Robinson.

No. 51. Thomas Hollowell, of Perq, planter—in Con’ of “love I do bear unto my dau Elizabeth Barclift” of afore’ have given 100a, on Wallers Line. Aug 26, 1738. Test’ James Gibson, William Arnold.

No. 52. Elizabeth Simson, of Perq, for £104 pd by Robert Moore, sold 100a on South west by the “County road,” on line of Jonathan Phelps, now in possession of Zach Nixon, adj Zach Chancey, & William Townsend. Mar 12, 1742. Test’ Mc Scarbrough, Samuel Moore, William Townsend.

No. 53. Christopher Jackson, of Nancimund Co, in Va, “do grant unto my trusty friend Nicholas Stallings,” power to Ack’ unto John Hollowell, a tract of land, devised to said John, this 25 Oct, 1741. Test’ Elias Stallings Jr, Wm Price.





No. 54. Christ Jackson, of Vir, Gent—for £10 pd by John Hollowell, of Perq Co, sold land on west side of Perq River, “left to me by the will of Wm Jackson.” Oct 28, 1741. Test’ Elias Stallings Jr, William Price.

No. 55. William Moore, of Perq, for £150 pd by Thomas Bagley, of afore’ sold 88a, “granted to Anthony Haskett by two deeds,” one from Richd Cheaston, for 30a May 3, 1694, & “ye other from Gabriel Newby” for 50a July 9, 1722. Seal Dec 10, 1741. Test’ William Bogue, Moses Wood, Sarah Bogue.

No. 56. John Brinkley, of Chowan planter—for £25 pd by William Foxworth, of Perq, planter—sold 50a on West side of a Plan’ belonging to “heirs of Daniel Hall dec.” Jan 18, 1741. Test’ Nathan L. Crothers, John Stepney, John Pratt.

No. 57. James Boswell, of Pasq, for £11 s 15 pd by George Boswell, of Perq, sold 50a on S. W. side of Little River, “near the head thereof,” adj Charles Overman; to line of Jacob Overman, along his line to Arnold White, & from his line to River pocoson. Nov 21, 1741. Test’ John Overman James Overman, Joseph Robinson.

No. 58. Zachariah Chancey, of Perq, “for a sum” pd by William Townsend, of afore’ sold 100a on S. W. side of Perq River, “near Balehak swamp,” over said Swamp to Phelps line. Jan 16, 1741. Test’ Robert Wilson, Samuel Newby.

No. 59. Elizabeth Simpson, of Perq, for £14 pd by William Townsend, of afsd’ sold 100a on South West side of Perq River, called “Frog Hall” part of 450a “patented by Edward Holmes Feb 25, 1696,” adj James Sitterson, & Phillips, to land of Paul Palmer. Along his line to Wm Stewarts, “ye old plan” now belonging to Mac Scarbrough, along his line to Robert Moore. Mar 12, 1741/2. Test’ Mc Scarbrough, Zach'h Chancey, Samuel Moore.

No. 60. Zachariah Chancey, of Perq, for £150 pd by William Moore of afore’ sold 79a in Ballahak “on ye South west side of ye swamp, on ye branch called ye great branch” down said branch to Wm Townsends line, along said line to William Bogue. Jan 15, 1741/2. Test’ Robert Wilson, Samuel Newby.

No. 61. Richard Cheaston, of Perq, for £400 pd by Zachariah Nixon of afore’ sold 330a on ye No East side of Perq River, in a swamp called “Frog Hall” to lines of Francis Toms, Ralph Fletcher, & William Jones. 13d 1mo 1742. Test’ Samuel Moore, Joshua Davis, John Wilson.

No. 62. Robert Wilson, for an “Exchange of land” of Joseph Newbys, on S. W. side of Perq River, at the head of Cypress Creek, sold unto said Newby, Mill wright—50a on N. E. side of Perq River, adj Robert & Samuel Moore, formerly land of Jonathan Phelps. April, 1742. Test’ Thomas Hollowell, John Anderson.

No. 63. Thomas Elliott, of Perq, planter—for £55 pd by Joseph Newby, of same, Millwright—sold 30a, adj Thomas Newby “in ye fork of Cypress Swamp, called “Aarons old field.” Reg April Court, 1742. Test’ Edmund Hatch, Richard McClure.

No. 64. Joseph Newby, Millwright; in con’ of an “exchange” of land, with Robert Wilson, of Perq, planter—sold 200a on Gum Branch, “which runs out of Cypress Swamp,” on each side of Mill Swamp, adj Thomas





Newby, & 130a “at ye head of sd land” adj William Elliott, John Pearson, & land called “Aarons old field” 7—2mo 1742.

No. 65. Caleb Elliott, of Perq, Planter—for £50 pd by Joseph Smith, of ye same—planter, sold 250a, on ye north side of Cypress Swamp, to “bounds of Luke Hollowell, by ye head of Liles branch.” July 19, 1742. Test’ Joseph Wilson, Abram Sanders, Nathan Pearson.

No. 66. Francis Penrice, & Elizabeth his wife, Christopher Arrington, & Abigail his wife, for £50 pd by William Long, all of Perq—sold 100a, adj Samuel Standin, Joseph Barrow, & John Felt. (Phelps) April 18, 1742. Test’ John Callaway, Thomas Callaway.

No. 67. William Phelps, of Perq, for £50 pd by Richard Goodwin, of afsd—sold 50a on South west side of Perq River, & North side of Ballahak Swamp, adj Wm Townsend. July 19, 1742. Test’ Joshua Hobart, Thomas Herreandeen, William Moore.

No. 68. Joseph Smith, of Perq, Planter—for an “exchange” unto me by Caleb Elliott, conveyed 150a, “three quarters of a tract, made over to me by John Phelps, because it belonged to my Father, & Samuel Phelps, both dying, before a division was made, this part came to me as heir of sd Father, “on East side of Ballahack Swamp, adj sd Phelps, & Elizabeth Phelps. July 19, 1742. Test’ Joseph Wilson, Abram Sanders, Nathan Pearson.

No. 69. April 29, 1742. Thomas Sharbo, of Perq, planter—for £30 pd by Thomas Weeks, of same—sold 100a on South west side of Little River, “where said Thos. Weeks, now dwells” adj Alexander Steward, part of land sd Sharbo, bought of Solomon Hendricks. Rebecca Shrabo, assigns her Dower. Test’ William Ward, Anne Harrison.

No. 70. Grant. Unto William Stewart, of Perq. planter—230a, “due for Trans’, & for a” yearly rent of s1 for each 50a, “every 29 day of Sept, sd land lying on Perishaws Creek,” adj James Perishaw. Co of Albemarle, Jan 1, 1694.

Phillip Ludwell Esq, Gov, & Capt Gen'l, & Councellors: Daniel Akehurst, Francis Toms, Thomas Pollock, Thos —. Rec by Wm Glover, Clk of Sec Office.

No. 71. Joseph Stewart, of Perq, for £20 pd by Macrora Scarbrough, Esq of afsd—“conveyed said patent,” 230a, granted to my Father William Stewart, Jan 1, 1694. Seal Nov 31, 1741. Test’ Lemuel Hatch, Elizabeth Rud.

No. 72. Robert Hosea, of Pasq, for “12 barrels of Pork,” pd by my brother William Hosea, of Perk, sold 130a on Deep Creek, binding on Mr Albert Albertsons land, part my father bought of Thomas Commander. Jan 17, 1742. Test’ Robert Hosea, Thomas Hosea.

No. 73. William Moore, of Perq, planter—for £110 pd by Benjamin Sanders, of afsd—sold 50a on north side of Ballahack Swamp, adj John Townsend, & James Thomas, across Swamp to line of Samuel Phelps. Aug 2, 1739. Test’ Zach Elton, John Pearson, John Phelps.

No. 74. Benjamin Sanders, planter—for £35 pd by William Moore, sold 50a, in Perq Co. Sept 5, 1741. Test’ Zach Elton, John Pearson, John Phelps.

No. 75. Samuel Bond, of Perq, for £200 pd by James Pagitt, of afsd—sold 104a on South west side of Perq River, adj Thomas Blitchenden, which





was given me, by my father. Oct 18, 1742. Test’ Mac Scar—, Thomas Weeks, Edmund Hatch.

No. 76. Dec 18, 1741/2. Daniel Rogerson, of Perq, & Hannah his wife, for £96 pd by John Reddick of afsd—sold 50a on South west side of Perq River, on a branch Called “Willifords,” now in the tenure of Thomas Foones, dec'd, adj Martin Asbell, & Swamp, part of a grt to Wm Kitching dec'd, April 1, 1713, 450a, & by sd Kitching “given to me” June 19, 1735. Test’ Jacob Perry, Thomas Lilly.

No. 77. Mar 18, 1740. Mary Hall, widow—of Perq, for £71 s17 p9, sold land, “being full satisfaction, of the Est belonging to Anne Bedgood.” William, & Ann Bedgood. Test’ James Gibson.

No. 78. Thomas Parker, of Perq, for a con’ sold unto Caleb Elliott, of afsd—20 head of cattle—36 hogs—1 white horse (bought of Zachariah Chancey) 1 gray mare—& colt—1 bay horse—3 sheep—2 ewes—1 ram—2 beds—& furniture—3 Iron pots—2 kettles, & 1 skillet—4 pewter dishes—2 basons—2 plates—, his corn, & meat, & all House-hold goods.” Feb 11, 1742/3. Test’ Peter Parker, John Parker.

No. 79. William Wyatt, of Perq, for £65 pd by Peter Jones Jr, of afsd—sold 50a on North side of Albemarle Sound, & South west side of Perq River, “which was given me by my father John Wyatt” adj Anthony Alexander, & Thomas Blitchenden, at the head of “Spellmans Creek.” Jan 17, 1742. Test’ Sam'l Swann, Silv'r Sweet, John Pierce.

No. 80. John Morgan Sr, of Perq, for £400 pd by Joseph Newby of afsd—sold 150a on East side of Bosses (Vosses) Creek, “according to Lawrence Hunts Patent 1696” by the side of the Swamp, “50a of which I gave to my dau’ Mary Elliott.” Feb 25, 1741/2. Test’ Jos Robinson, Samuel Jackson Jr, Mary Robensin.

No. 81. Elizabeth Anderson, & John Anderson, Sarah, & John Jones, Sarah, & Jacob Mullen, & Thomas Nicholson, for £236 pd by Richard Sanders, of Perq, sold 100a on North east side of Perq River, “land that Samuel Nicholson, at the request of his father Christopher Nicholson, made over to his brother Joseph,” & sd Joseph in his will gave to his brother John, who died without heirs, “in like manner,” left it to Nathaniel Nicholson, he also having no heirs, left it to Benjamin Nicholson, “all failing of heirs” sd Joseph in his will, gave sd land to his five brothers, (Sam'l, John, Nath'l, & Christopher) called “Log house” land. Jan 17, 1742/3. Test’ Joseph Robinson, Joseph Ratliff, Abram Sanders.

No. 82. Edward Modlin, of Perq, for £31 s10 pd by George Eason, of afsd—sold 100a on North east side of Suttons Creek, adj Nath'l Nichols, & Wm Bogue. Jan 14, 1742/3. Test’ John Sumner, Christopher Sutton, Lott Stallings.

No. 83. William Elliott, of Perq, for £50 pd by Jules Bunch, of Chowan, planter—sold 200a on South west of Nathan Newbys line in Perq, adj James Thigpen. Dec 13, 1742. Test’ Robert Wilson, Isaac Wilson, Joseph Newby.

No. 84. Joseph Newby of Perq, Millwright; for £10 pd by Lott Stallings, of afsd—sold 150a, part of 300a grt to sd Newby Jan 1, 1730, on N. E. side of Cypress Swamp, & “Balls branch” adj Nathan Newby. Jan 17, 1742. Test’ Benj Perry, George Eason.





No. 85. Joseph Newby, for £10 pd by John Boyce, sold 150a on North east side of Cypress Swamp, on a branch called “Duck ponds.” Jan 17, 1742. Test’ Benjamin Perry, George Eason.

No. 86. Richard Wood, Farmer—for £160 pd by Aaron Wood, planter—sold 100a adj Thomas Hollowell, & John Perishoe, along said line to Wm Bogue, & Josiah Bogue. Jan 10, 1742/3. Test’ Thomas Hollowell, Josiah Bogue, John Guyer.

No. 87. Elizabeth Simpson, for £104 pd by Zachariah Chancey, sold 100a, on South west side of Perq River, on Robert Moore, & Jonathan Phelps lines, to Zach Chancey, & up his line to Wm Townsend, commonly called “Frog Hall.” Mar 11, 1741. Test’ James Morgan, Thomas Carte, Zach Elton.

No. 88. George Snoden, of Perq, farmer—for £200 pd by Joshua Barclift, of afore’ sold 73a at the head of “Lilies Creek,” betwixt land formerly held by Thomas Boswell, & Samuel Pritlow. Jane Snoden her Dower right. Jan 17, 1742/3. Test’ James Gibson, John Barclift.

No. 89. Robert Rountree, of Nancemund Co, Vir, for £29 pd by Benjamin Perry, of Perq Co, sold part of tract, on West side of Perq River, adj Daniel Snooks line, (now in possession of John Riddick) to a Swamp called “Dennises” pattented by Timothy “Hare” (Clare) Dec 1, 1712 & given by him in his will to his dau Sarah White, & sold by said Sarah, & John White (her husband) to said Rountree. July 20, 1730. Robert Rountree & Elizabeth his wife “do bind ourselves to defend said deed.” Jan 17, 1742. Test’ Jacob Perry, Thomas White.

No. 90. Jacob Perry, of Perq, “have given” to Thomas White of afore’ (his Nephew) 40a “which I took from him, by cources of an Old Patent,” said land adj John Winslow, “pattented by Timothy Clare April 5, 1720, & given in his will to his dau Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Winslow,” & by said Winslow sold to said White. Jan 17, 1742. Test’ Benj Perry, Robert Rountree, Phillip Perry.

No. 91. Jeremiah Barne, of Perq, for £200 pd by Joseph Perishoe, of afore’ sold 286a on N. E. side of Perq River, between Clement Hall, & Joseph Anderson, adj John Tomlin, Albert Albertson, & John Barclift, thence to John Batemans line. April 15, 1742. Test’ John Anderson, William Wood, John Whidbee.

No. 92. Pierce Ashball (Asbell), for £95 pd by John Reddick, assigned 50a, part of a grant to Wm Kitching 1716, & by said Kitching made over to Daniel Rogerson, by deed of gift Jan 10, 1732/3, & by said Daniel sold to Martin Ashball Jan 15, 1732/3, “from said Martin to his son Pierce Ashball.” Jan 3, 1742. Test’ James Morgan, James Sumner, William Lacey.

No. 93. Andrew Woodley, of Perq, planter—for £100 pd by Samuel Moore, of afore’ sold 100a on Sharrows line, to Arthur Albertsons, along said line, to the head land in Old Neck, thence to Ralph Fletcher. Jan 17, 1742/3. Test’ Zachariah Nixon, Thomas White.

No. 94. Aaron Wood, of Perq, for £40 pd by Thomas Hollowell, of afore’ Farmer—sold 5a at the mouth of a branch running down Cypress Swamp,





to Josiah Bogues line. Jan 17, 1742/3. Test’ Joseph Robinson, Josiah Bogue, Thomas Nicholson.

No. 95. Elizabeth Simson, of Perq, for £200 pd by Zachariah Chancey, of afore’ sold 200a on West side of Perq River, upon a Creek running out of said River, called “Castletons Creek” said plan’ formerly William Stewards, adj Robert Moore, & Wm Townsend, down said Creek to “Skinners bridge.” Mar 31, 1742. Test’ William Phelps, Thos Carte, Zach Elton.

No. 96. Zachariah Chancey, of Perq, planter for £20 pd by Mac Scarbrough, Esq, of afore’—sold 230a, conveyed to me “by Elizabeth Simson late of said Co,” her whole right to the “Old plan” on Castletons Creek, “formerly William Stewarts,” granted to said Stewart Jan 1, 1694. Seal Jan 17, 1742

*No. 97. April 1, 1743. Henry Wensley, formerly of London, gent—“but now of Perq Co,” to Christian Reed, of afore’ 500a, on Albemarle Sound, by the great swamp between said land, & “Harveys landing,” adj Thomas Narcom, “down Sound to Thomas Blithenden,” & also 200a, formerly “in possession of George Durant.” April 1, 1743. “Whereas; Elizabeth Chandler, of St Marys parish, at Lambert, Co of Surry, in Great Britain, Widow”—only surviving dau, of Edward Catchmeyd, heretofore of St Clements, Danes, Co of Middlesex, fishmonger dec—who was the son of Thomas Catchmayd dec, who was brother, & devisee, of George Catchmayd, late of N. C. dec, who did appoint said Wensley Att’, to dispose of land in Perq called “Tullick” 1500a, to which said Elizabeth hath claim, as heir-at-law of said George,” & hath agreed to sell same to said Reed. Test’ J. Montgomery, Joseph Anderson.

No. 98. April 1, 1743. Henry Wensley Gent, Att’, for Elizabeth Chandler, to Samuel Standing 300a, (part of 1500a) for £300 on Eastermost side of Bentleys Creek, issuing out of the Sound, at a branch which issueth out of “Bridge Creek,” on Thomas Norcoms line. Test’ Christian Reed, Zach Chancey.

No. 99. Henry Wensley Att’, for Elizabeth Chandler, sold Plan’ called “Trillick” (part of 1500a) to Thomas Norcom, 500a for £100, “300a of which was bought of John Bentley, by Cornelius Larry (Leary), & was conveyed by Cornelius, son of said Larry, to Thomas Norcom, father of said Thomas,” & 200a was sold by Tulle Williams, to said Thomas last mentioned, on northside of Albemarle Sound & Bentley, & Bridge Creeks, called “Goor Land.” Test’ Christian Reed, Zach Chancey.

No. 100. April 2, 1743. Henry Wensley, gent, Att’, for Elizabeth Chandler, agreed to sell 425a part of a plan’ called “Berkswear” in Perq Co (the whole 1700a) for £450 pd by Samuel Swann, of N. C. gent—near the mouth of Perq River, on Albemarle Sound, along Thomas Durants line, adj land formerly Richard Sandersons. Test’ J. Montgomery, Christian Reed, Jos Anderson.

No. 101. Thomas Houghton, of Chowan, & Elizabeth, his wife, dau of Jonathan Evans dec, for £100 pd by Richard Skinner, Abram Sanders &

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QUAKER ENVIRONMENT
A. Piney Wood Quaker Meeting House. In use before the Revolutionary War.
B. First Friends Academy in Belvidere, where Dr. Thomas Nicholson taught school. Now a private residence.
C. Present High School building. Formerly Belvidere Academy. Built about 1824.
D. A corner of the “old Lamb place” just across the river from Belvidere, showing the hand-carved woodwork. This house was built in 1767 by Exum Newby.

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Zachariah Nixon, (all of Perq), planter—, & John Wilcocks, of said Co, Millwright—sold 150a on Southeast side of “Castletons Creek,” up Creek Swamp, between said Thomas, & his brother William Houghton, “a dividing line between Peter Jones Jun, & the Orphans of John Williams dec,” over a Branch called “Beaver Dam Swamp” formerly belonging to “Jonathan Evans, father of said Elizabeth,” April 18, 1743. Test’ Samuel Swann, Samuel Standin.

No. 102. John White, of Perq, for £5 pd by Thomas White, of afore’ “do sell 150a on mill swamp, out of a tract formerly belonging to Timothy Clerr (Clare)” patented 1707, from Lords Pro’ of N. C. April 18, 1743. Test’ Joshua White, John Winslow, Joseph Winslow.

No. 103. Daniel Rogerson, of Perq, planter—for £18 s10, pd by John Hollowell of afore’ sold “part of tract,” a patent to Wm Kitchen, & Margaret Snuke in 1713. 50a on North side of River pocoson, “on ye east side of a branch at the mouth of Willifords Branch.” April 18, 1743. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Thomas White.

No. 104. William Bedgood, & Ann his wife, of Perq, for £300 pd by John Barclift, of afore’ farmer—sold 100a on South west side of Little River, on line of John Arnold dec. April 15, 1743. Test’ James Gibson, Thomas Noles, John Barclift Jr.

No. 105. Richard Whidbee, of Perq, gent—for £73 pd by John Whidbee, of afore’ sold 417a, adj Joseph Sutton, along his own line to William Woods, thence to Benj Nicholson, & “Rattle Snake Ridge,” as by patent. July 30, 1724. Test’ Samuel Swann, Aaron Moses, William Collins. Richard & Hannah Whidbee.

No. 106. Thomas Parker, of Perq, planter—for £30 pd by John Boyce, sold 50a at the mouth of Gum branch, thence to Cypress Swamp. Feb 2, 1742/3. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Isaac Bogue, Sarah Parker.

No. 107. James Anderson, of Craven Co, planter—for £60 pd by John Anderson, sold 15a, near Suttons Creek, adj said John Anderson. Mar 29, 1743. Test’ Thomas Hosea, Joseph Ratliff.

No. 108. Joshua Barclift, of Perq, farmer—for “15 barrels of pork,” pd by James Gibson, of afore’ sold 60a on South west side of Little River, adj said Gibsons line. Mar 28, 1743. Test’ Peter Wren, John Barclift, Elizabeth Barclift, Joshua & Sarah Barclift.

No. 109. John Henby, of Perq, farmer—for £50 pd by Thomas Montague, of afore’ farmer—assigned 200a, adj Thomas Overman, said John Henby, Thomas Hollowell, & Joseph Ratliffe, on N. E. of Francis Newbys land. April 14, 1743. Test’ John Nixon, Dorothy Nixon, Thomas Nicholson.

No. 110. John, & Ann Barclift, of Perq, for £250 pd by Sarah Mc Adams, of Pasq, sold 200a, on South West side of Little River, adj William Mann, toward “Deep Creek,” on line of John Parishoes land. April 12, 1743. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, John Parish, Joshua White.

No. 111. Francis Laden, of Perq, planter—for £125 pd by William Layden, of afore’ conveyed 100a, adj Samuel Pritlow, & Harry Willoughby, “to Mary Evans, & Godfreys bounds.” Jan 5, 1743. Test’ Benj Baptist, Anthony Hatch, Lemuel Hatch.





No. 112. John Riddick (son of Thomas), of Perq, for £7 pd by Timothy Lilly, of same, sold 100a, “in the pine Woods,” near the burnt pocoson. Part of a patent to Thomas Blitchenden, & sold by him to Thomas Gray, by said Gray conveyed to John Lackey, & by said Lackey to Thomas Jessop, by said Jessop to Charles Wilkes. July 18, 1743. Test’ Joseph Morris, Gideon Bundy.

No. 113. Samuel Snoden, of Perq, farmer—for £125 pd by Joshua Barclift, of afore’ farmer—sold 65a, on Lillies Creek, “part of George Snodens patent.” July 18, 1743. Test’ James Gibson, Sarah Barclift.

No. 114. July 15, 1743. Andrew Woodley, of Perq, to William Hunter, of Chowan, for £30 sold 131a, on “north side of horse pool swamp.” Test’ James Sumner, John Wilcock.

No. 115. June 1, 1743. Henry Wensley, Att’ for Elizabeth Chandler, widow—to Jeremiah Pratt, of Perq, Planter—for £50 sold 150a on North East side of Cypress Swamp, adj lands of “the late Thomas Harvey,” Thomas Norcom, William Barrow, & John Williams. “Whereas; Joshua Long of Perq died possessed of 140a, (15000a, belonging to said Elizabeth) & devised the same to his son Thomas Long Junior, “under care & tuition of said Jeremiah, who intermarried with Elizabeth widow of said Joshua, & mother of said minor,” & said Jeremiah “hath agreed to purchase all the Estate of the heirs of George Catchmayd.” June 1, 1743. Test’ Joseph Anderson, Richard Mc Clure.

No. 116. Andrew Woodley, & Ann his wife, of Perq. to Alex Ross, of afore’, for £20 assigned 185a on North side of “Basses Creek Swamp,” adj Joseph Reading, John Gordan, & John Harrison. July 16, 1743. Test’ Jos Wilcock, John Wilcock.

No. 117. John Brinkley of Chowan, planter—for £200 pd by Zachariah Nixon, of afore’ sold 100a on South West side of Perq River, adj Robert Moore, Jonathan Phelps, Zach Chancey, & Wm Townsend, called “Frog Hall.” Mar 11, 1741. Test’ James Morgan, Thomas Carte, Zach Elton.

No. 118. William Foxworth of Perq, planter—for £35 pd by Michael Brinkley of Bertie Co, planter—assigned 50a of land in Perq. Jan 6, 1742. Test’ Mac Scarbrough, Elizabeth Scarbrough.

No. 119. James Henby of Perq, planter—for £200 pd by Zachariah Nixon, of afore sold 132a on North East side of “Voices Creek” (Vosses). Oct 17, 1743. Test’ William Ambler, Joshua Davis.

No. 120. Elizabeth Simson of Perq, for £104 pd by Zach Chancey, of afore’ sold 100a on South West side of Perq River, adj Robert Moore, Jonathan Phelps, & sd Chancey, to line of William Townsend, called “Frog Hall.” Test’ James Morgan, Thomas Carte, Zach Elton. Mar 11, 1741.

No. 121. Zachariah Chancey, for £15 pd by Daniel Rogerson, assigned “within contents.” Aug 3, 1743. Test’ Thomas Lilly, William Moore.

No. 122. Elizabeth Brasier, (Relict of John) of Perq, & Susannah Smith, (Relict of James) in con’ of £45 pd by John Griffin, of afore’ doth ack’ myself satisfied, & sold, with consent of my mother sd Susannah, 40a on North East side of Perq River, part of 90a patented by William Moore first, & assigned by him to Richard Gray, & sold by sd Gray to William Carman, who made a deed of gift of sd land to George Simmons, “who bequeathed





same to his dau Elizabeth Brazier, whereon I now dwell.” Oct 17, 1743. Test’ Truman Moore, Josiah Bogue, Luke Bond.

No. 123. John Pratt of Perq, Millwright conveyed to Jeremiah Pratt, a “Grist Mill, with utensils belonging.” Oct 4, 1743. Test’ Robert Beasley, David Butler.

No. 124. Christopher Sutton of Perq, farmer—for £240 pd by Edward Turner, of same—sold 200a, at the head of “Rattle Snake Ridge” part of which was granted to George Sutton Nov 11, 1719, & 36a out of a survey, for 260a belonging to me. Test’ Thomas Weeks, Anne Weeks. Aug 6, 1743.

No. 125. Peter Jones Sr. of Perq, planter—for love I bear my son Peter Jones Jr, do give 150a whereon I now dwell, adj Thomas Pierce dec'd, & Richard Skinner, on Perq River, “which land came to me by the will of Richard Standrick dec'd, & became due to him out of a patent of 300a, by Thomas Pierce dec'd, & by him conveyed.” July 18, 1743. Test’ Thomas Pierce, James Sitterson.

No. 126. Oct 11, 1742. Timothy Lilly of Perq, for £7 s 10 pd by Richard Felton Jr of same—sold 125a on west side of the County road, which road parts land of sd Lilly, & his brother William Lilly, a grant to Thomas Lilly, father of sd Timothy, 500a Oct 9, 1712/13, & came by will to sd party. Test’ Thomas Rountree Sr, James Scott.

No. 127. Thomas Jessop Jr, of Perq, for s 10 pd by John Lilly of same, sold 100a on South west side of Perq River, adj William Moses, part of a patent to Isaac Wilson, Mar 9, 1717/18, & willed to Ralph Bozman, & sold by sd Bozman to Ralph Bufkin, Mar 1, 1726. Seal Oct 20, 1742. Test’ Evan Jones, Benj Perry, William Price.

No. 128. Aug 15, 1743. Samuel Gregory, of Edenton, Innholder; to Benj Simson, of Perq, planter—for £100 sold 107a, on north side of Yeopim River, one half, of 115a, by a patent. Mar 25, 1743, Test’ John Wobatten, Richard Mc Clure.

No. 129. Zachariah Chancey, gent—to Truman Moore, for £100 sold 100a, in Ballahack, on Phillips line, thence to Creek Neck, called “Beefscull neck.” Aug 9, 1743. Test’ William Moore, John Chancey, Joshua Hobard.

No. 130. Abraham Mullen, of Perq, planter—for “Parental love I bear my son Abraham, have given 105a, on north east side of Perq River, near the head of beaver cove swamp,” part of land taken up by Nathan'l Nicholson, & Joseph Sutton, June 20, 1703, for 421a, being the “manner plan’ whereon said Abraham Mullen Sen now dwells,” also another tract, adj 153a, called “beaver cove,” part of place “Richard Whidbee Surveyed Oct 19, 1716,” & sold by him to me, Oct 19, 1734. Seal Sept 30, 1743. Test’ John Anderson, William Wood, Abraham Riggs.

No. 131. James Padget, of Perq, planter—for £10 pd by Henry Lamb, of afore’ planter—sold 50a, on South Side of Cypress Creek, part of 400a, granted to James Thigpen. Aug 24, 1743. Test’ James Sumner, Thomas Wiggens.

No. 132. Joseph Winslow, of Perq, for £100 pd by Robert Bogue, of ye afore’, sold 100a, on “ye North west side of Vasses Creek,” adj Ezekiel Maudlin. 17d 11mo 1743. Test’ Henry Phelps, Nathan Pearson.

No. 133. Zachariah Chancey, of Perq, for £50 pd by Jacob Doctor, of afore’ sold 50a in Balahak, adj Turner, John Goodwin, & Benj Wilson, to the





line of Sherwood. Oct 8, 1743. Test’ William Cullin, William Moore, Francis Jones, John Chancey.

No. 134. Josiah Bogue, of Perq, planter—for a “parcel of land made over to me by Moses Wood of afore planter—do sell 50a on ye North east side of ye River, & on South side of Cypress Swamp, up beaver dam, & down Swamp to a dividing line between my brother Wm Bogue, & me.” June 17, 1743. Test’ Thomas Hollowell, Joseph Winslow, Joseph Mayo.

No. 135. Thomas Jessop Sen, of Perq, for £100 pd by John Lacey, of afore’ sold 100a, adj Joseph Newby, John Henby, & “his son Thomas Jessop.” Jan 16, 1743/4. Test’ Thomas Jessop Jun, Mary Jessop.

No. 136. Thomas Norfleet, of Perq, for £10 pd by Samuel Powell, of afore’ sold 200a, on North East side, near the head, of Perq River, part of a grant of Luke Hollowell, Aug 4, 1720, for 400a, said 200a, now in possession of Thomas Rountree, “to be divided by Joint consent of ye said Samuel,” as per deed Jan 9, 1727. Seal Oct 28, 1743. Test’ James Sumner, Luke Sumner.

No. 137. Joseph Newby, Millright—of Perq, for “a piece of land to me sold by John Morgan Jun” of same—sold part of tract on North west side of Vosses Creek swamp, “being the upper part,” next to Ezekiel Modlings. 70a. 16d 4mo 1743/4. Test’ Henry Phelps, Nathan Pearson.

No. 138. Isaac Wilson, of Perq, planter—for a plan’, & “Water Mill, to me made over in Open Court, by my Father Robert Wilson,” have conveyed 590a on North East by Perq River, adj Josiah Gilbert, & by a Creek up to the bridge, to John Wilcocks, land. Jan 16, 1743/4. Test’ Samuel Newby, William White.

No. 139. Robert Wilson, of Perq, planter—in Exchange of a plan’ from Isaac Wilson of afore’ planter—“do convey two parcels of land,” a survey called “Aarons Old field” 195a on Gum branch, adj Thomas Newby, & 130a on the head of above, adj William Elliott, & John Pearson. 16d 11mo 1743/4.

No. 140. Thomas Jessop, of Cartrite Co (Cartaret) planter—for £40 pd by William White, of Perq, planter—sold 200a, on South west side of Perq River, adj said White, & John Wilson. Jan 16, 1743/4. Test’ Zachariah Nixon, Thomas Newby, Josiah Bogue.

*No. 141. Jan 14, 1743. John Norfleet, of Chowan, to John Powel, of Perq, for £10 assigned 636a “at a place called Corepeak.” Test’ Lemuel Powell, Dinah Simson.

No. 142. Moses Wood, of Perq, planter—for an “exchange of land” by Josiah Bogue, sold land running along said Josiahs line, 200a next to Thomas Hollowell. June 17, 1743. Test’ Thomas Hollowell, Joseph Winslow, Joseph Mayo.

No. 143. Abraham Saunders, Zachariah Nixon, of Perq, planters—& John Wilcocks, of same, Millright—to Richard Skinner, of said Co, planter—for £75 assigned “our right in a plan” on Southeast side of Castletons Creek, which we bought of Thomas, & Elizabeth Haughton, adj Peter Jones Jun, &

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John Williams dec, 150a part of a tract “formerly Jonathan Evans.” Jan 17, 1743. Test’ Nathan Pearson, Malichi Salter Jun, John Pierce.

No. 144. April 14, 1744. Zachariah Chancey, of Perq, for £30 pd by John Goodwin, of Chowan, sold 150a on North west side of Perq River, commonly called “Balla-Hack,” near land in the tenure of Jonathan Sherwood, & Benj Wilson, to line of Richard Goodwin. Test’ Richard Goodwin, Isaac Wilson, William Moore.

No. 145. April 14, 1744. Thomas Winslow, of Perq, for £25 pd by Robert Chappel, of afore’ sold 100a, on North West side of Perq River, at the mouth of “Reedy branch” a grant to Francis Toms late of said Co, and by him conveyed unto said Winslow. July 20, 1726. Test’ William White, Simon Stallings.

No. 146. Thomas Blitchenden, of Perq, planter—for “love I bear my son John,” Planter—have given 60a bought of John Pettiver, April 10, 1722, & 122a bought of John Norcomb, & Samuel Taylor Jan 13, 1712/13, (on the Sound) adj Thomas Norcomb Sen, called “Gore Land.” April 16, 1744. Test’ Nath'l Courthers, Zachariah Chancey.

*No. 147. Thomas Overman, “for the love I have for ye Truth professed by the people called Quakers, do give a parcel of land around the Meeting house on ye head of Little River, on lower side of River pocoson” to Phinehas Nixon, Thomas Nicholson, & Joseph Robinson, “for the promotion of Truth, & ye Religious worship of God do give above land to peacefully hold, & enjoy, & do warrant & secure same granted premises.” 15d 2mo 1744. Test’ Francis Mace, Josiah Bundy, Michael Murphrey.

No. 148. Josiah Bogue, & Deborah, his wife, of Perq, for £30 pd by William Haskit, of afore’ sold 50a, which “Christopher Nicholson purchased, of Zach Nixon, & gave to his dau Deborah, wife of said Josiah, on North side of land where Phinehas Nixon now dwells.” Feb 22, 1743/4. Test’ Thomas Hollowell, Joseph Munden, Samuel Bagley.

No. 149. Christopher Sutton, of Perq, for £20 pd by Samuel Barclift, of afore’ assigned 100a, on North East side of Perq River, part of tract surveyed for George Sutton Sen, Nov 15, 1722, called “Rattle Snake Ridge.” Dec 5, 1743. Test’ Abraham Rigs, Joseph Perisho.

No. 150. Feb 16, 1743. Joseph Creecy, of Chowan Co, cordwinder—to William Standing, of Perq, planter—for £200 assigned “parcel of land” that William Wyatt purchased of John Pratt, on North side of Yeopim River, adj George Mathews, & said Creecy purchased of said Wyatt. Test’ Henderson Standing, Levi Creecy.

No. 151. William Moore, of Perq, for £16 s17 p6 pd by Joseph Reddick, of Perq, sold plan’ on “ye South west side of Ballahack Swamp, granted unto Zachariah Chancey Mar 6, 1740,” on a branch called “great branch” adj William Townsend. April 16, 1744. Test’ John Morgan, Joseph Wilson.

No. 152. David Huffton, of Perq, planter—for “six barrels of Pork, & 65 bushels of Indian corn to me,” by Thomas Hosea of same, bricklayer—sold 75a, on South west side of Little River, at the mouth of a branch, issuing out of Deep Creek Swamp, part of a patent Aug 6, 1719 to Esau Albertson,

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& by him sold to John Huffton Jan 17, 1722/3, “plan’ whereon I now live.” Jan 4, 1743/4.

No. 153. Thomas Blitchenden, of Perq, “in con’ that it is every ones duty to Worship his Great Creator, ye maker of Heaven, & Earth, for conveniency thereof must have a place to meet in: I have given 1a of land on ye South west side of Perq River, near a mile from the bridge, on ye North side of the road, close in ye fork of Gum Swamp, to their use, & benefit, unto Thomas Winslow, John Hudson, Thomas White, Ephrim Blanchard, & Benjamin Wilson.” (Trustees) April 13, 1743. Test’ Abraham Blitchenden, William Blitchenden, Pritlow Elliott. (Piney Woods Meeting).

No. 154. William Bundy, of Perq, farmer—for £20 pd by Thomas Nicholson, of Pasq, farmer—sold a parcel of land in Perq, “near Little River bridge,” between Wm Bundy & Thomas Overman, “on the main road, above the Meeting house,” at the head of a branch, by said Bundy, to River pocoson. Feb 24, 1743/4. Test’ Phinehas Nixon, Josiah Bogue, Josiah Bundy.

No. 155. Samuel Gregory, of Chowan, “Ordanary keeper” for £600 pd by Joseph Creecy, of afore’ cordwinder—sold 325a on North side of Yopim Swamp, in Perq Co, adj James Eggerton, & up Swamp to Joseph Mings line. May 2, 1744. Test’ James Egerton, Caleb Caloway.

No. 156. Francis Newby, of Perq, farmer—for an “exchange of land with Thomas Montague, on ye S. W. side of Little River,” have sold 100a, adj Thomas Overmans land, on head of said Montagues line, adj Josiah Bogue, Christ. Nicholson; said land purchased of Zachariah Nixon. 22d 8mo 1743. Test’ Joseph Ratliff, Aaron Hill, Thomas Nicholson.

No. 157. William Bundy, & Mary his wife, of Perq, for “30 lbs of pork,” pd by Thomas Overman, of afore’ planter—sold 50a, & half where said “Overman now dwells,” & 25a out of tract I now dwell on, “according to Christopher Nicholson ye first patentee,” (Oct 1716) 134a on S. W. side of Little River, adj Rapers line, near said Bundys line, & the line of Joseph Robinson. April 14, 1744. Test’ Jeremiah Symons, Joseph Robinson.

No. 158. John Henby, of Perq, planter—for £30 pd by Francis Newby, of same—sold 100a, on line of Joseph Ratliff, and sd Francis Newby. Nov 8, 1742. Test’ Zach Nixon, Joseph Ratlif.

No. 159. Thomas Monticue, of Perq, for £100 pd by Francis Newby, of afore’ sold 100a, on S. W. side of Little River, adj Thomas Overman, John Henby, & Thomas Hollowells lines. 20d 8mo 1743. Test’ Zach Nixon, Joseph Ratlif.

No. 160. Thomas Blitchenden, of Perq, planter—for £15 pd by Evan Jones, of same—sold 100a on Southwest side of Perq River, to the mouth of Gum Branch, adj Thomas Leane. (Lane probably.) June 5, 1744. Test’ Jacob Perry, William Blitchenden.

No. 161. Zachariah Chancey, of Perq, planter—sold unto John, & Joseph Winslow, of same—100a in Ballahack, adj place called “the Island” Sept 5, 1743. Test’ Evan Jones, William White.

No. 162. Aug 1, 1744. Thomas Weeks Gent, of Perq, & Anne his wife, to Joseph Robenson of same, farmer—for £5 pd by said Joseph, sold 546a on S. W. side of Little River, called “Pine Glade” adj Thomas Robinson, &





Robert Cox. “Part of a grant to William Tomblin, & by him assigned to said Weeks.” Test’ Thomas Stafford, Josiah Raper.

No. 163. Sept 21, 1744. James Wanrite, of “Cour” (Core) Sound, to Samuel Moore, of Perq, for £90, pd by said Moore, assigned 70a, in Perq Co, on Westermost side of Suttons Creek, adj Nathan Nichols, “commonly called Nath'l Albertsons corner” to a beech, on Albert Albertsons line, along Timothy Clares line to survey on River. Test’ William Symons, William Bundy, Peter Symons.

No. 164. John Morgan Jun, & James Henby, of Perq, Cooper—for an “exchange, delivered by Joseph Newby of same, Mill wright”—do convey 70a on North East side of Vosses Creek, called “bepon fork.” 15d 10mo 1743. Test’ Zach Nixon, Elizabeth Hudson.

No. 165. William Elliott, of Perq, for £400 pd by John Pearson, & Pritlow Elliott, of afore’ sold 200a, on Cypress Swamp, on North west side, adj Nathan Newby. 16d 5mo 1744.

No. 166. George Durant, of Perq, planter—& Christian Reed, of afore’ planter—for £200 pd by said Reed, sold 300a, on Albemarle Sound, adj Thomas Norcom, by John Harveys line, (formerly belonging to Mr Nicholas Crisp) Mr Swann, & the Westermost corner, commonly called “Petefers,” & by said Crisp, left to said Durant. The Eastermost part called “Findals” was sold to George Durant by Samuel Swann. Oct 10, 1744. Test’ John Stephenson, Sam Hatch.

No. 167. George Durant, of Perq Gent—for £11 s2 p5 pd by John Barclift Jun’ of afore’ sold 187a on west side of Little River, adj William Godfrey. Oct 15, 1744. Test’ James Gibson, Samuel Barclift, Christopher Sutton.

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No. 1. We Zachariah Chancey, & William Townsend, of Perq, for £125 pd by William Wingett, of same—sold 100a, on North East side of Ballahack swamp, adj Goodwins line, over swamp to line of Zach Chanceys new pattent, down middle of swamp to William Moores line. April 28, 1744. Test’ Richard Gooding, Zach Chancey.

No. 2. Potsfull Pierce, of Currituck, planter—for £70 pd by Abraham Riggs, of Perq, planter—“doth assign unto said Riggs 50a adj William Wood, Abraham Mullen, Isaac Mullen, & Abraham Riggs, part bought of Robert, & Sarah Hosea, which Joseph Sutton left by will to his two daus Sarah Hosea, & Elizabeth, wife of Isaac Mullen, to be equally divided between the two Sisters,” & was conveyed by them to Posefull Pierce. Oct 15, 1744. Test’ James Gibson, John Parish.

No. 3. William Townsen, & Zachariah Chancey, of Perq, for £100 pd by William Wilson, of afore’ sold 100a, in Ballahack, at the mouth of “ye great branch” adj William Moores line, to Chanceys back line on Ballahack Swamp, & Wingetts line. Jan 25, 1744/5. Test’ Moses Elliott, John Stone, Robert Harmon.

No. 4. John Maudlin, & Abraham Elliott, “came before me, & declared on Oath that Hannah Charles Jun, ye 15 day of Nov last dec'd, before her departure, in her right & Proper Senses, gave all her worldly goods, &





chattels, to her mother Hannah Charles, except one year Old hiefer, to John Maudlens dau Mary.” Perq Nov 14, 1744. Reg May 8, 1745. Before John Whidbee.

No. 5. (Marriage contract) Thomas Winslow, & Leah Smith Widow) both of Perq, doth agree that said Leah “shall reserve to her own proper use at all times, goods, & Chattels, and do hereby bind myself, in the sum of 1000 to be paid Sept 9, 1734. Test’ Zach'h Chancey, Hannah Sitterson.

No. 6. Leah Winslow of Perq, “by virtue of within agreement, unto me by my husband Thomas Winslow, before our marriage, do assign unto my son John Smith 100a of land. To Samuel Smith (son) a negro boy named Job, 6 cows, & calves, 3 pewter dishes, & plates, 1 feather bed, & furniture, 1 Iron pot, 1 young mare. To dau Huldah Smith, 5 cows & calves, 1 feather bed, & furniture, 1 young mare, 3 pewter dishes, & plates, 1 Iron pot, for love I bear my children.” Feb 20, 1742/3. Test’ Mc Scarbrough, Zach. Chancey.

No. 7. Thomas Nicholson of Pasq, farmer—for 42 pd by Phillip Perry of Perq, sol 174a “upon the head of Little River, called Sandy Hook, on the upper side of gum Swamp, where ye sd Swamp makes out of the River” adj sd Nicholson. Test’ Aaron Hill, Barnabe Nixon, Samuel Scott. 27, 9mo 1744.

No. 8. Thomas Pierce of Chowan, for “love I bear my Nephew Thomas Pierce of Perq have given 133a, bought of Grace Fryley, on North east side of Perq River, adj Thomas, Jessop, & Joseph Ratlif. Aug 15, 1744. Test’ Phineas Nixon, John Pierce, Robert Davis.

No. 9. Ezekiel Maudlin, & Mary his wife of Perq, for 100 pd by Joseph Arnold, sold “part of land that Daniel Hall formerly lived on, 100a called carpenters old field,” adj John Hoskins, Oct 16, 1744. Test’ Zach Nixon, Joshua Jones.

No. 10. Zachariah Chancey, & William Phelps of Perq, for 45 pd by Richard Gooding of afore’ sold 55a “at the mouth of a branch over Ballahack Swamp, below where William Moore now dwells” down the Swamp to Phillips line. Dec 11, 1744. Test’ James Sitterson, William Wingate, William Moore.

No. 11. (Will of Timothy Clear) “Sick & weak of body, but of sound mind, & memory do make this my last will, in manner as follows: To wife Hannah, what was hers before I married her, one negro man named Sibbe, household goods, & furniture. To dau Mary Mayo 200a, whereon I now live, the upper part thereof, where J. Perry lives, and 200a next to John Winslow.* To John Winslow plan’ whereon his father & mothr now live, after their decease. To son-in-law Thomas Winslow, 154a in long Branch. To his two sons: Timothy, & Jesse, part of tract, adj their father. To Elizabeth Winslow, land back of John Winslow. To dau Jane Jessop, & husband Thomas, plan’ in old neck, bought of my bro-in-law William Bundy (brother

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of his first wife Mary Bundy.) To dau Sarah White, plan’ whereon she now lives, on ye creek, and a tract on the River called “Passing Hall” To dau Hepzibah Perry, (thought to be step-dau,) land formerly Simpsons, 200a whereon she now lives. To dau Hannah (by 3d wife) plan’ on Vosses Creek, on lower side of same, 200a bought of Thomas Harvey, and 130a at “Snodens dock.” To dau Jane, & son-in-law Thomas Jessop, 100a adj Stephen Gibson. To gr-son John Robinson, land given him by his father Joseph Robinson, 200a on Mill Creek. To each dau a negro, “ye Meeting to value same out of remaining Estate.” My five children: Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Sarah, & Hannah. Gr-son & gr-dau John, & Sarah Robinson £20. To gr-son Thomas Winslow, my beaver hat. “Exrs: Son-in-laws Thomas Winslow, & Thos, Jessop. Probated Nov 10, 1724, before E, Moseley. Test’ Thos. Bagley, Smith Cale.

No. 12. Timothy Clear. late of this province dec'd, hath appointed Thomas Jessop, & Thomas Winslow Exrs of his will. Nov 17, 1724. George Burington.

No. 13. Wm Bogue of Perq, for £110 pd by Zach Chancey, of afsd—sold 443a, “ye whole pattent of sd Bogue, in Ballahack” Jan 10, 1744/5. Test’ Joshua Hobart, Thomas Bagley, William Moore.

No. 14. William Hosea, of Perq, for “8 barrels of pork,” pd by my brother Abraham Hosea, of afsd—sold 20a on Deep Creek, “below horse bridge” part of a tract formerly Mr Thomas Commanders. April 10, 1745. Test’ Joseph Hosea, Jeremiah Hendricks.

No. 15. Abraham Mullen, of Perq, for “Paternal love I bear my son Abraham, of afsd—do give one negro man named Samson, & goods, & chattels.” Mar 17, 1744/5. Test’ Abraham Hosea, Joseph Sutton.

No. 16. Thomas Norcom, of Perq, for “love I have for my mother, Susannah Norcom, Widow of same, do “give six negroes, which fell to me by the will of my father” & goods, & chattels. April 15, 1745. Test’ James Caruthers, Henry Hall, David Hufton.

No. 17. July 10, 1745. John Reddick, of Perq, & Margaret my wife, to Elickander Machlenden, for £14, sold 50a on North west side of Perq River, at the mouth of a branch called, Deep branch, adj Solomon Wyatt, Jacob Perry, & Thomas Lilly. Part of a survey for Daniel Snook, “& by his will descended to Margaret Lilly, now Reddick,” June 1, 1712. Test’ Thomas Lilly, Daniel Rogerson.

No. 18. John Jordan Jr. of Chowan, planter—for £15 pd by James Pagett, of Perq, planter—sold 250a adj John Burkett, & Francis Toms. May 25, 1729. Test’ John Burket, Samuel Bond.

No. 19. James Pagett, Cooper—for £65 pd by Thom's Lamb, of Perq, assigned 250a in Chowan Co, bought of John Jordan Jr. Feb 9, 1744. Test’ Mc Scarbrough, Eliza Scarbrough.

No. 20. Thomas Jessop, of Perq, for £40 pd by Joseph Winslow, of afsd—sold 640a on North East side of Perq River, adj William Moore Sr. Mar 5. 1744/5. Test’ Zach Nixon, Henry Phelps.

No. 21. Nathaniel Caruthers, of Perq, Blacksmith, for “Natual love I bear my son John, have given, part of land I now live on,” 60a, adj William Wyatt, & John Stepney. May —, 1745. Test’ James Caruthers, Jacob Caruthers.

No. 22. Foster Toms, of Perq, planter, & Martha his wife, for £300 pd by Joseph Sutton, of afsd—sold 37a on East side of Suttons Creek, (part of a





grt unto Hannah Gosby, 500a, for her son, & dau John, & Sarah Gosby) adj sd Sutton. Granted Mar 1, 169¾. Seal April 25, 1745. Test’ Isaac Roberts, Jno. Clayton.

No. 23. April 26, 1745. Foster Toms, of Perq, for £100 pd by Joseph Perishoe, of afsd—sold 250a, on East side of Suttons Creek, (granted to John Gosby Mar 1, 1693/4) between Joseph Sutton, & sd Toms, “near Nags head Chapple.” Test’ James Henby, Joseph Anderson.

No. 24. John Blitchenden, of Perq, planter—for £70 pd by William Blitchenden, sold 60a, “at ye Sound side, which was conveyed by my Father Thomas Blitchenden, to Christian Reed,” called “Gore land.” July 15, 1745. Test’ R. Wilson, Evan Jones.

No. 25. Sarah Ashley, Widow, of Perq, in Con’ of “Love I bear my two sons, John, & Joseph, have given, a plan’ on east side of Yoppim Creek, which was given me by my brother John Barrow dec'd,” adj David Saint. If my two sons die without issue, to my sons, Amarius, & William, or Aaron. May 18, 1745. Test’ Daniel Saint, Jacob, Wyatt.

No. 26. Abraham Saunders, Sr, & Abraham Saunders Jr, of Perq, for £10 pd by Wm Townsen, of afsd—sold 10a adj sd Townsen, & Phelps, part of a tract I had of my “father-in-law John Pritlow” of same. Jan 25, 1744/5. Test’ William Phelps, Samuel Sitterson, James Sitterson.

No. 27. April 25, 1745. Joseph Perishoe, of Perq, Sadler—for £5 pd by Joseph Sutton Esq, assigned 37a, on East side of Suttons Creek, part of 300a conveyed by Foster Toms to sd Sutton, a grt unto Hannah Gosby Mar 1, 1693. Jan 19, 1745/6. Test’ Foster Toms, John Clayton.

No. 28. Zach Chancey, of Perq, for £100 pd by John Wilson, of afsd—sold 900a in Ballahack, which was grt me July 27, 1743. Mar 18, 1744/5. Test’ Jesse Newby, Samuel Newby, William Moore.

No. 29. Edward Rice, of Perq, for £12 pd by John Davis, of afsd—sold 75a on South west side of Perq River, “at ye mouth of Ready branch” which was grt to Samuel Bond dec'd, & sold by him to Henry Grace, & by sd Grace, to John Hudler (Hurdle), & by sd Hudler to Thomas Blitchenden, & from sd Thomas to me. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Zach Chancey, Evan Jones. July 11, 1745.

No. 30. William Blitchenden, of Perq, for 60a of land “down the Sound side” do ack’ my self pd, by John Blitchenden, of same—sold 70a on South west side of Perq River, “on ye edge of Mulberry Swamp” adj William Phelps, which was grt unto Samuel Bond, & sold by him to Henry Grace, & by sd Grace to “my Father, Thomas Blitchenden, & by him bequeathed to me in his will.” July 15, 1745. Test’ Richard Skinner, Evan Jones.

No. 31. John Smith, & Rachel his wife, of Perq, for £35 pd by David Reddick, of afsd—sold 150a on Newbegun Creek, adj John White, along “great branch” to patent of Joseph Jessop, 190a, Feb 14, 1713/14. 80a of which John White dec'd, purchased of William Moore, & gave to his dau Rachel, now Rachel Smith.” Test’ Robert Reddick, Elias Stallings, Henry Griffin. (No date)

No. 32. Samuel Wyatt, planter—of Perq, for “love I bear my son Jacob, of same—have given 250a on the Southermost part of my plan’ near my house. Test’ Elizabeth Wyatt, Daniel Saint. Sept 2, 1745.

No. 33. Joseph Winslow, of Perq, planter—for “ye half charges of taking up, & surveying 200a, to me pd by Timothy Winslow (his brother), of afsd—sold





100a part of sd tract, adj Jacob Overman. Patented July 17, 1743. Seal July 15, 1745.

No. 34. William Wyatt, of Perq, planter—for £30 pd by Jeremiah Pratt, of afsd—planter—sold 75a, known by the name of “Felts” on the side of Pratts Mill Swamp known by name of “Dead Mans Swamp.” Sept 14, 1745. Test’ Joshua Worley, Daniel Saint, John Stepney.

No. 35. William Hosea, of Perq, for £20 s10 pd by my brother Abraham, of afsd sold 110a on Deep Creek, adj Albert Albertson, “at the mouth of a Creek.” Test’ Joseph Hosea, William Davis. Oct 20, 1745.

No. 36. Oct 21, 1745. Abraham Blitchenden, planter, & Samuel Standing, of Perq for “12 barrels of pork,” pd by Christian Reed, sold 50a, commonly called “ye folly land,” lately surveyed by Richard McClure, Dept Suveyor. Test’ John Harvey, Joshua Skinner.

No. 37. Oct 21, 1745. William Davis Sr, (heir of William Davis, of Pasq Co, dec) Carpenter—“for one negro boy, & two barrels of Pork,” pd by Thomas Winslow Sr, of Perq Co, sold 238a, on South west side of Little River, adj Thomas Weeks, Mary Hendricks, & John Robinson, part of a patent to William Tomblin July 23, 1694, “on ye upper side of the River, at a place called, ye pine glade” which was sold by sd Tomblin to Dennis Collings. Test’ Samuel Newby, Joseph Ratcliff.

No. 38. Arnold White of Perq, for £100 pd by Thomas Elliott Sr, of afsd—sold 87a on South West side of Little River, adj William Boswell, & Radcliff.” at ye head of Long branch.” Test’ Isaac Wilson, Edward Maudlin. —1745.

No. 39. Oct 8, 1745. Lemuel Powell of Perq, for £3 pd by George Eason, of afsd—sold 25a “part of an Elapsed patent to Luke Hollowell dec'd, which became Elapsed by Joseph Jessop, dec'd, for want to seating,” by sd Hollowell sold to sd Jessop, & by sd Jessop, to John Alston, & by him to Thomas Norfleet, who sold sd land to me. Test’ John Powel, Jesse Eason.

No. 40. Thomas Price of Nansemond Co Vir’ planter—for £5 pd by Robert Reddick, of Perq, sold 75a, adj John White, Joseph Glisson, & sd Reddick, a patent to sd Powel 1729. Seal Oct 16, 1745. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Elias Stallings, William Hollowell.

No. 41. Christian Reed of Chowan Co, for £800 pd by Richard Skinner, of Perq, sold 300a, on Albemarle Sound, adj Thomas Norcomb, John Harvey, & John Blitchenden, formerly belonging to Mr. Nicholas Crisp, & Mr. Swann, called “Pettifers” which 200a was left by Nicholas Crisp to George Durant, & the other part called “Findals” (Fendalls) was sold to sd Durant by sd Swann, & later descended to George Durant, son of afsd George, & was by him sold to sd Reed. Test’ Edmund Hatch, John Harvey. Oct 25, 1745.

No. 42. Christian Reed, & Mary his wife, of Chowan—for £1000, pd by Eliz'a Caldom of Perq, sold unto Miles Harvey (a minor) 200a, on Albemarle Sound, “East by ye great Swamp, between lands of Thomas Harvey, & Thomas Norcom” part of a pat’ to John Williams Nov 11, 1719, 340a which sd Williams sold to Nicholas Crisp, & was given by sd Crisp in his will, to his Gr-dau Mary Durant now wife of sd Reed. Test’ Richard Skinner, John Harvey. Oct 20, 1745.

No. 43. Sept 21, 1745. Moses Jackson, of Perq, planter—for £170 pd by John Robinson, of same—sold 200a on ye South West side of Little River, “where sd Jackson dwells,” adj Joseph Winslow, part of 400a granted to





Richard Nowell, & descended to sd Jackson, “by virtue of my Gr-father William Jacksons will.” Test’ Henry Reynolds, Moses Barber, Joseph Robinson.

No. 44. Sept 21, 1745. Received this day £170. Moses Jackson. Test’ Joseph Robinson, Henry Reynolds.

No. 45. John Moore of Perq, planter—for £16 pd by Thomas Winslow Jr, planter—of afsd, sold “ye half tract, known by name of Persimmon tree land” adj Joshua Boswell, & Thomas Hollowell, sd Hollowells land being the “other moiety,” of 183a. Nov 15, 1745. Test’ Samuel Moore, Francis Newby, Joseph Ratliff.

No. 46. Mary Hawkins of Perq, for “love I bear my dau Mary, now an infant, for £5 pd by her, do confirm unto her, 1 feather bed, & furniture, 6 pewter dishes, & 6 plates, 2 pots, 2 basons. 1 young cow, & calf, 1 ewe, & lamb, 1 sow, & pigs when she is of age, or marries.” Oct 26, 1745. Test’ Foster Toms, Martha Toms, Robert Hedges.

No. 47. Isaac Wilson, of Perq, planter—for £25 pd by Jacob Perry, of same—sold 100a on East side of Cypress run, to mouth of Mill Swamp, & gum branch. Test’ William Roberts, Israel Perry. Jan 20, 1745/6.

No. 48. William Wyatt of Perq, yeoman, for £27 s10 pd by Edward Maudlin, weaver; of same—sold 150a, “part of tract I now live on,” adj John Stepney, & Banks. Which was grt to sd Wyatt April 15, 1745. Seal Dec 16, 1745. Test’ John Stepney, John Carruthers.

No. 49. Joseph Perishoe of Perq, farmer—for £9 s16 pd by John Barclift Jr, of afore, farmer—sold 78¾a “on ye North side of ye main Road” adj Albert Albertson & sd Barclift. Test’ Jno Clayton, Rebecca Clayton. Jan 20, 1745/6.

No. 50. William Wyatt of Perq, for £205 pd by John Stepney of afsd—sold 156a on North East side of Indian Creek, “part of a grant to sd Wyatt 1745.” Test’ John Carruthers, Edward Maudlin. Oct 29, 1745.

No. 51. Richard Harrell Sr, of Perq, planter—for £15 pd by James Scott, (his son-in-law) planter, of same—sold 210a, purchased by sd Harrell of Lott Stallings, sd land bought by sd Stallings of Lewis Skinner, who purchased sd land of Robert Barnes, & sd Barnes of Wm Kitchen July 19, 1719,” “toward ye dwelling house of sd Stallings, where sd Scott now Dwells.” Jan 13, 1745/6. Test’ Richard Felton, Gilbert Scott.

No. 52. John Chesson of Terrell Co, planter—for £230 pd by Isachar Branch planter, of Perq, sold 184a which James Chesson purchased of Jothan Taler, on Indian Creek, “to ye mouth of Mattis Creek.” Dec 20, 1745. Test’ Isaac Davenport, Eliza Davenport, Thomas Ming.

No. 53. April 8, 1746. John, & William Blitchenden, (brothers) for £240 pd by Luke Sumner, sold parcel of land known by name of “Gore land” 182a on the Sound, adj Richard Skinner, & Lemuel Standing, where “it Joins the land of Thomas Norcom dec'd” 122a thereof sold by Henry Warren, to James Ming — 1705, & was by sd Ming (Minge) sold to Thomas Norcom, who sold sd land to Thomas Blitchenden, (father of sd John, & William) & 60a of same was granted to John Pettiver 1720, & sold to sd Thomas Blitchenden 1722, which was bequeathed to his sd sons in his will, & sd 60a was sold by sd John Blitchenden to his brother Wm. Test’ George Eason, Joshua Skinner, Thomas Calloway.

No. 54. Joseph Newby Sr, for £195 pd by Thomas Elliott Sr, conveyed 50a, on Voices (Vosses) Creek, “by the name of Broad Neck, upon a branch called





bee branch” & up sd branch to line of John Lacy. April 16, 1746. Test’ Joseph Wilson, Joseph Newby Jr, James Elliott.

No. 55. John Nixon of Perq, farmer—for £60 pd by Thomas Nicholson, farmer of afsd—sold 50a adj Wm Bundy, “& my own land.” 11-7mo 1745. Test’ Michael Murphy, Jesse Henly, Jemmima Pierce.

No. 56. James Anderson of Craven Co N. C. planter, for £125 pd by Christopher Sutton of Perq, sold 62a on North East side of Perq River, & North West side of Suttons Creek, “formerly the property of my brother John Anderson dec'd late of Perq Co.” Mar 18, 1746. Test’ Henry Smith, Jemmima Smith, Josiah Hart.

No. 57. James Morgan of Perq, Esq—for £20 pd by Ben'jn Elliott, of afsd—sold 50a called “Crain Ponds,” on ye South West Side of Perq River, adj the main Road, & Ralph Bufkin “now in possession of Caleb Elliott, betwixt Moses Elliott & James Morgan, at ye head of John Smiths line.” April 1, 1746. Test’ John Perry, James Parker.

No. 58. Susanna Norcom of Perq, widow, for “love I bear my son Thomas, of same—have given 7 negroes, given me by my sd son April last past, I do hereby relinquish all claim to same.” Dec 19, 1745. Test’ Mac Scarbrough, Cornelius Leary Jr.

No. 59. Robert Hosea of Pasq Co, farmer, “in Con’ of 30 lbs in pork, at s45 per barrel,” pd by David Hufton of Perq, farmer—sold 75a on South Side of Little River, at the mouth of a branch, out of Deep Creek Swamp, part of a grt to Isaac Albertson, Aug 19, 1719, & sold by him to John Hufton, Jan 17, 1722/3. Test’ Elihu Albertson. Joseph Hosea. April 19, 1746.

No. 60. David Hufton of Perq, for £50 pd by Elihu Albertson of afsd, farmer—sold 175a on South West side of Deep Creek, which land was surveyed for Robert Layton (Layden). Test’ James Gibson, Joseph Hosea. April 19, 1746.

No. 61. Moses Rountree of Chowan, planter—for £5 pd by Simon Stallings of Perq, sold 232a which was grt unto Thomas Blitchenden, by two patents, on lines of Thomas Hobbs, James Fields, & Thomas Rountree, to River pocoson. Nov 30, 1745. Test’ Nicholas Stallings Jr, William Price Jr.

No. 62. April 1, 1746. John Man of Pasq Co, for £85 pd by Thomas Weeks of Perq gent—sold 50a on South West side of Little River, part of a grt Jan 1, 1694, to William Man, gr-father of sd John, bounded with an Island, called “William Mans old plan’ adj John Hufton, to ye head of a branch, on ye side of which a house stands, within which Elizabeth Knols, widow dwells” & was assigned to Thomas Knols July 7, 1744, sd Weeks having purchased sd Knols title to sd land. Test’ Edmund Hatch, Abraham Hosea.

No. 63. Foster Toms, planter—for £50 pd by Thomas Winslow, conveyed 95a on South West side of Suttons Creek, adj Andrew Woodley, & Arthur Albertson. Test’ Abraham Elliott, Joseph Ratliff. Feb 20, 1745.

No. 64. April 21, 1746. John Perry of Perq, Sadler—for £120 pd by Peter Parker planter—sold 102a on Southwest side of Little River, near the head, on Gum Swamp, adj Thomas Boswell, “John Perry being the first patentee.” Mar 21, 1742/3. Test’ James Parker, James Morgan.

No. 65. Zachariah Chancey of Perq, for £100 pd by Zachariah Elton of same—sold 200a on South west side of Perq River, “a patent to me July 27, 1743 adj Abraham Saunders, including an Island in ye Swamp” 100a part





of sd patent. Test’ William Townsen, Joseph Wilson, Isaac Wilson. July 16, 1746.

No. 66. Zachariah Chancey, for £180 pd by Macrora Scarbrough of Perq, Gent—sold “one negro woman, named Joane, about 22 years of age, & a negro boy Seven years old named Pomp.” Test’ William Moore, Lemuel Hatch. Oct 22, 1740.

No. 67. Zachariah Chancey, Gent—for £50 pd by Samuel Newby of Perq, husbandman—sold 250a in Balahack, adj Joseph Winslow, & Truman Moore, John & William Moore, & William Wilson, down to the Creek. Jan 3, 1745/6. Test’ Zachariah Elton, William Phelps, James Sitterson.

No. 68. John Wilcocks of Perq, Millwright—for £29 s8 p6 pd by Andrew Woodley, of afsd, planter—sold “28 head of cattle, in Durants Neck, also 3 feather beds, & all other household goods.” Aug 8, 1745. Test’ Joseph Sutton Jr, Jno Clayton.

No. 69. John Wilcocks, “am firmly bound unto Andrew Woodley, in ye sum of £58 s17, bounded to deliver unto sd Woodley, a likely negro of ye value of £29 s8 p6 before Nov 1, next, without further delay.” Aug 8, 1745. Test’ Joseph Sutton Jr, John Clayton.

No. 70. March 29, 1746. “I Joseph Hosea have Rec'd of Robert Hosea, my full part of Thomas Hoseas Estate, both real, & personal.” Joseph Hosea. Test’ Joseph Robinson.

Mar 29, 1746. “Rec'd of Robert Hosea, Admis of Estate of Thomas Hosea, dec'd my own, & my sister Eliz'h Gimonesons full part, both Real, & personal. John Hosea. Test’ Joseph Robinson.

Mar 29, 1746. “Rec'd of Robert Hosea, Admix of Est of Thomas Hosea dec'd, my full part, both Real, & personal.” Thomas Meedes. July Court, 1746. Test’ Joseph Robinson.

No. 71. James Caruthers of Chowan, for £150 pd by John Rousham of same, bricklayer—sold 156a on North side of Yeopim River, & the mouth of Mill Creek, down Deep branch to John Wyatts land, “88a of which was grt my father Nathaniel Caruthers, & by him assigned to me.” July 22, 1746. Test’ William Wyatt, Richard Skinner Jr.

No. 72. Richard Banks of Perq, planter—for £30 pd by William Standing of afsd—planter, sold 40a on North side of Yeopim River. July 18, 1746. Test’ John Pierce, John Rowsham, John Cresey.

No. 73. Zachariah Chancey, for £50 pd by William Moore, sold 100a adj William Phelps, part of a survey, 950a for sd Chancey. Mar 7, 1745/6. Test’ —

No. 74. Simon Perishoe of Perq, planter—for an “Exchange agreed upon by sd Simon & Joseph Perishoe of afsd, Sadler—sold 100a near “Naggs head Chappel” adj Thomas Stafford, Elihu Albertson, & William Tomblin, part of a Grt unto James Perishoe Dec'd, 50a in sd Co. April 21, 1746. Test’ Richard Wood, John Clayton.

No. 75. Joseph Perishoe, Sadler—for an “Exchange with Simon Perishoe, do grant to sd Simon 50a “on ye South East side of a branch which parts this land, & land of Samuel Barclift, for a parcel of land I hold in Exchange, at ye head of Long Branch.” Test’ Richard Wood Jr, John Clayton. April 21, 1746.





No. 76. Simon Perishoe, for “Love I bear my brother James, have given 100a on ye North side of ye Road,” adj Thomas Stafford, & Samuel Barclift. April 21, 1746. Test’ Richard Wood, John Clayton.

No. 77. James Chesson of Terrel Co, for £340 pd by Jeremiah Pratt of Perq, sold 260a on West side of Indian Creek, in Perq Co, adj Samuel, & Jonathan Taylor. Test’ D. Butler, Thomas Ming Jr. Sept 8, 1746.

No. 78. Richard Chesson of Onslow Co, planter—for £10 pd by Thomas Hollowell of Perq, sold 50a adj Thomas, & Moses Wood, across “Racoon Ridge,” a patent to sd Chesson Feb 22, 1719. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, Phineas Nixon, Zach Nixon. 19-4mo 1746.

No. 79. “We William Snoden, Samuel Snoden, & Solomon Snoden, of Perq, farmers”—for £17 pd by John Barclift Jr of afsd, farmer—sold 36½a part of 73a patented Nov 2, 1723, on “ye west side of Little River” adj sd Barclift. Jan 20, 1745/6. Test’ Edmund Hatch, Samuel Barclift Jr, William Trumbull.

No. 80. Ralph Bosman of Perq, for “love I bear my Nephew Thomas Bullock of afsd do give 75a, part of a tract pat by sd Bosman in 1718, adj Isaac Wilson, to southermost fork of Robert Wilsons Creek, & down ye branch to Horse bridge” sd Creek being line between Isaac Wilson, & Samuel Phelps. Aug 8, 1746. Test’ Joshua Hubart, Samuel Sitterson, Joseph Wilson.

No. 81. Arnold White of Perq, farmer—for £110 pd by John Wallis of Chowan, farmer—sold 87a “upon ye Swamp side, out of ye head of Little River, called Fork Swamp below ye plan’ of James Parker,” to Thomas Hollowells line, on Little Long branch. Test’ James Parker, Peter Parker. July 1, 1746.

No. 82. John Lilly of Perq, planter—for £10 pd by Thomas Lilly of afsd—sold 50a “in ye mouth of a small branch, issuing out of River Pocoson, called Poplar Branch,” on line of Isaac Wilson, part of a grt unto William Kitchen, & Margaret Snuke in 1713, down sd branch to percoson. Oct 18, 1746. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Elias Stallings.

No. 83. Nov 25, 1746. Richard Brothers, & Mary his wife, “of ye upper parish of Nancenund in Vir” for £30 pd by James Sumner of Perq Co N. C. sold 343a in Perq known by the name of “Orapeak Marsh” sd land grt Richard Brothers, father of sd Richard, Oct 23, 1728, & given in his will to his son, party to these presents. Test’ Joseph Leadger, Abraham Brinkley, Luke Sumner.

No. 84. Dec 12, 1746. Samuel Gregory of Edenton, Chowan Co, Innholder—for £113 s10 pd by James Eggerton of Perq, sold 215a on North side of Yoppim River. Test’ Charles Dent Jr, Benj Simpson Jr.

No. 85. Joseph Pritchard of Perq, for “brotherly love I have for my brother Mathew, have given 50a on ye South East side of Perq River” adj Robert Wilson, up County Road to Samuel Newbys new Road, “& down sd road to land Jesse Newby sold his brother Francis, called “Scotts old field,” at the head of Deep branch. Test’ Zach Nixon, Francis Toms, Joseph Wilson. 27-12mo 1745/6.

No. 86. Zach Chancey of Perq, planter—for £300 pd by Macrora Scarbrough, sold one negro woman, named Joan, & also agrees to pay to sd Scarbrough, “ye just sum afsd, upon ye 25 Dec next, with interest.” Dec 26, 1746. Test’ Joseph Wilson, Pritlaw Elliott.





No. 87. Robert Wilson, & Joseph his son, of Perq—for £20 pd by Thomas Bullock, Sr of afsd—sold 30a, “part of a patent to Robert Wilson, gr-father of sd Robert, in 1684, on a branch called ye Pond branch, down ye run to horse bridge Creek.” Aug 18, 1746. Test’ Joshua Hobart, James Sitterson, Samuel Sitterson.

No. 88. Richard Skinner of Perq, for £28 pd by Robert Reddick of afsd—sold 150a on South East side of Castletons Creek, adj William Haughton, Peter Jones Jr, & orphans of John Williams. Jan 19, 1746. Test’ Joseph Reddick, William Standin, Joshua Deal.

No. 89. Joseph Winslow of Perq, for £40 pd by John Griffin of afsd—sold 160a adj — Hudson, land bought by sd Winslow, of Thomas Jessop. Jan Court, 1746. Test’ Henry Phelps, Daniel Saint.

No. 90. Aaron Wood of Perq, farmer—for £190 pd by Samuel Bagley of same, planter sold 100a, adj Thomas Hollowell, Peter Pearson, Gideon Bundy, Moses Wood. Test’ Thomas Bagley, John Moore. Dec 1, 1746.

No. 91. Aaron Wood, for £15 pd by Moses Wood, of Perq, planter—sold 10a on ye North East side of Perq River, & South side of Cypress Swamp, on line of Gideon Bundy, along Bogues line, to said Moses. Nov 6, 1746. Test’ John Moore, Samuel Bagley, Joseph Ratliff.

No. 92. Mary Moore, formerly Mary Newby, widow of Nathan dec'd, by “ye advice of Samuel Moore my husband, in Con’ of love we do bear unto Francis, & Nathan Newby, sons of said Nathan, & Mary afore’, his then wife,” have given ye within mentioned land, to be equally divided between them. Jan 20, 1746. Test’ Daniel Grandin, Jno Stevenson.

No. 93. Feb 5, 1746/7. Alexander Ross, of Perq, for £40 pd by George Eason, sold 185a “in ye mouth of Basses Swamp at ye Vineyard point” adj Land of John Harris, John Gordon, & Joseph Redding. A grant in Vir to John Harris, & John Larcum April 21, 1695, for 888a, & by said Harris, & Larcum sold to William Woodley, & was Ack’ in Nansemond Co by said Woodleys son Andrew, & sold by him to said Alex Ross, July 16, 1743. Test’ James Sumner, Luke Sumner, Seth Sumner.

No. 94. Samuel Wyatt, of Perq, for “love I owe my son-in-law John Swain, & my dau Elizabeth Swain, have given 300a in Perq, on ye west side of Yoppim Creek,” adj my son Jacob Wyatt, up the Creek to Robert Harmons. Mar 2, 1747. Test’ Daniel Saint, Joseph Barrow, Sarah Barrow.

No. 95. Jan 26, 1746. William Standin, of Perq, & Henderson Standin, of Chowan, for £40, pd by Samuel Standin, of Perq, sold 200a on East of land now in possession of Humphrey Griffin, on West side of Joseph Barrows land, & South of William Long. Part of 400a patented by Thomas Pierce, & by him sold to “Sarah Standin, now invested in us by deed.” Test’ Samuel Skinner, John Harvey Jun.

No. 96. Abraham Elliott, of Perq farmer—for £27 pd by Moses Field, of same, sold 50a on William Morgans line, to Moses Elliott line, & the mouth of “Reedy branch.” April 20, 1747. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, John Perry, Joshua Elliott.

No. 97. Thomas Rountree Sen, of Chowan, for “love I bear towards my gr-son William Wallis of Perq, have given plan’ whereon I now live 50a, which said Rountree had of Timothy Clare late of Perq,” provided said Wallis does not sell any part of said land without consent of my sons, Charles, & Thomas Rountree.” April 9, 1747. Test’ Elias Stallings Jun, John Lilly Jun.





No. 98. Samuel Standin, of Perq, for £20 pd by William Standin, of same, sold 200a, adj Wilson, & Davenports line, to line of Joseph Barrow, now in possession of said Barrow. April 21, 1747. Test’ Jos Oates, Joseph Crecy.

No. 99. Joseph Winslow, farmer—for £10, pd by Moses Field, of ye same, Farmer—sold 10a on line of Francis Toms, adj Abraham Elliott, & Moses Elliott, & “ye main Co Road, part of 50a given my mother, & by me possessed.” April 20, 1747.

No. 100. Jacob Docton, of Perq, for £6 pd by William Wilson, of same, sold 50a in Ballahack, on lines of Turner, & Benj Wilson, to “Sharwoods old plan.” Feb 7, 1746. Test’ Zach Elton, Hannah Elton, William Phelps.

No. 101. Zachariah Chancey, of Perq, sold unto Stephen Chancey, of Pasq Co, two horses, aged about 10, & 12 years, for £50, Jan 17, 1746/7. Test’ Pritlow Elliott, Joseph Smith.

No. 102. James Smith, of Perq, for £50 pd by Joshua Deal, of afore’ sold 50a, on North west side of Albemarle Sound, “part of ye manner plan’ belonging to James Sitterson dec'd,” adj said Deals line. Jan 22, 1747. Test’ John Felt, Joshua Skinner, Thomas Roberts.

No. 103. Zachariah Chancey of Perq, sold unto Charles Jordan of Chowan, 45 head of cattle, & two young cows, for £150. Dec 15, 1746. Test’ Pritlow Elliott, Joseph Smith.

No. 104. Zachariah Chancey, unto Charles Jordan, planter—for £50 “one negro man 28 years of age, named Peter.” Jan 13, 1746. Test’ Stephen Chancey, Joseph Smith, Pritlow Elliott.

No. 105. Samuel Newby of Perq, for £20 pd by Thomas Lamb of afsd—sold 150a on a branch called “ye Islands” adj Cypress Swamp, “including ye sd Island, & up ye Creek to Hugh Lambs line.” Aug 25, 1746. Test’ Robert Newby, Wm Moore, Demsey Conner.

No. 106. James Smith of Perq, for £80 pd by William Long of afsd—sold 50a adj Joshua Deal, on Albemarle Sound, up sd Sound to the mouth of Yoppim Creek, called “Smiths old plan’.” July 10, 1747. Test’ Daniel Saint, Edward Penrice, Wm Long Jr.

No. 107. Lords Pro’ unto Thomas Pierce, grt 400a at the head of Bentley's Creek, adj James Chesson, John Barrow, & John Davenport. Granted Dec 19, 1712, unto John Pettiver, & by him Elapsed, April 5, 1720. Test’ Wm Reed, John Hecklefield.

Thomas Pierce assigned sd land to Samuel Standing, Feb 21, 1746. Test’ Joseph Barrow, Wm Standing, Joseph Barrow, Jr.

No. 108. Sarah Winslow, Zachariah Nixon, & Francis Toms of Perq, Exors of the will of Thomas Winslow, dec'd, in con’ of £16 pd by John Moore of afsd—conveyed “according to the Express words of sd will” half of tract, known by name of “ye persimmon tree land, the whole 183a, Thomas Hallowells land being the other moiety thereof” sd John Moore to have the upper part, adj Joshua Boswell. Oct 14, 1747.

No. 109. James Sitterson Sr of Perq, for £110 pd by John Harmon of afsd, planter—sold 100a called “Pond land” patented by sd Sitterson 1736, adj Ralph Bozman, Jonathan Sherwood, & Benj Wilson. May 2, 1747. Test’ Samuel Sitterson, William Townsen, Jas Sitterson.

No. 110. Oct 1, 1747. James Packitt of Onslow Co, Carpenter—for £100 pd by Samuel Bond of Perq, sold 104a on Perq River, adj William Blitchenden. Test’ John Packett, James Henderson, Lewis Jenkins.





No. 111. John Moore of Perq, for £16 pd by Thomas Eason of afsd, planter—sold 91a part of a “molety called Persimmon tree land” adj Joshua Boswell. Test’ Ralph Fletcher, Josiah Bogue, Joseph Ratliff. Oct 19, 1747.

No. 112. Thomas Newby Sr, of Nancemund in Vir, for £25 pd by John Pearson, of Perq Co N. C. sold 320a “in ye fork of Isaac Wilsons Mill pond, & up ye Swamp to Indian Branch” adj Zachariah Nixon. Thomas, & Mary Newby. Test’ John Smith, Caleb Elliott, Joseph Smith. 19-8mo 1747.

No. 113. William Winslow of Perq, for £17 pd by Joseph Redding of afsd—sold 50a adj Jonathan Sherrod, Richard Gooding, & Benj'n Wilson, “part of a grant to Zachariah Chancey July 27, 1743, & conveyed by him to Jacob Docton, who sold sd land to me.” Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Moses Eason, James Reading. Oct 16, 1747.

No. 114. Joseph Hosea of Perq, for £50 pd by Abraham Hosea (brother) of afsd—sold 65a on Deep Creek, “part of land formerly, Mr. Thomas Commanders, dec'd, & given to me by my father Joseph Hosea dec'd.” April 22, 1747. Test’ William Hosea, William Trumball.

No. 115. Gideon Bundy, & Miriam his wife, of Pasq Co, for £80 pd by Aaron Wood of Perq, sold 50a, on ye North East side of Perq River, adj Peter Gray, part of 200a patented by Richard Chesson Sr, & conveyed by his son Richard, to William Bogue, & given by sd Bogue to his dau Miriam Bundy. Dec 10, 1746. Test’ Josiah Bundy, Michael Murphy, Abraham Bundy.

No. 116. David Houghton & Mary his wife of Chowan Co, for £100 pd by Henry Hall Mariner; of Perq, sold 62½a, which fell to sd Mary as heir of Richard Sutton dec'd. Jan 18, 1747. Test’ Francis Penrice, Jonathan Skinner, Thomas Calloway.

No. 117. Edward Maudlin of Perq, for £200 pd by Zach Nixon of afsd, sold 100a “on ye North East side of Voices (Vosses) Creek Swamp, adj James Henby Sr, being ye upper part of land formerly sd Henbeys.” Jan 19, 1746/7.

No. 118. April 1, 1745. Joseph Blount, & Sarah his wife, Thomas Corprew, & Ann his wife, Christian Reed, & Mary his wife, Joseph Reed, & Elizabeth his wife, all of Perq, for £100 pd by John Hall Esq, of Chowan, sold an Island called “Batts grave” 30a, at the mouth of Yeopim River. E. Moseley C. Just. Test’ George Reed Jr, Edmund Hatch, Benjamin Pickett, Jesse Brenn, Robert Harmon.

No. 119. “We do ack’ having rec'd within mentioned money.” Thomas Corprew, Joseph Blount, Christian Reed, Joseph Reed. April 6, 1745.

No. 120. Feb 8, 1747. James Egerton of Perq, planter—for £1150 pd by Charles Blount, of Chowan Co, planter—sold 300a in Perq, adj William Halsey, & Joseph Crecy, on Yeopim pocoson, sold by John Woolard to William Egerton, “except ye burying place, 60 feet square.” Test’ Jacob Carruthers, Isachar Branch.

No. 121. Edward Maudlin of Perq, weaver; for £250 pd by Levi Creecy of afsd—cordwinder, sold plan’ bought of William Wyatt Aprill 15, 1745, “in ye mouth of Yoppim Neck, near Bucks Branch.” Oct 30, 1747. Test’ William Wyatt, Jos Oates.

No. 122. John Stepney of Perq, planter—for £90 pd by Nathaniel Carruthers, of afore’ farrier; sold plan’ bought of John Norcom, on North side of Yoppim River. Test’ Charles Denman, Thomas Weeks, Nicholas Rawlins. Oct 18, 1731.

No. 123. Nathaniel Carruthers of Edgecombe Co, blacksmith—in con’ of “love I do bear my son John of Perq Co, planter, do give all right of land in





Perq Co,” bought Oct 18, 1731. Seal May 22, 1747. Test’ Jacob Carruthers, Ann Carruthers.

No. 124. Joseph Hosea of Perq, bricklayer—for £6 pd by James Pierce, of afsd—planter—sold 204a on North side of Deep Creek, adj widow Arnold. Apl 16, 1748. Test’ James Gibson, William Trumball, Isaac Cox. Joseph, & Mary Hosea.

No. 125. Mar 5, 1747/8. Christopher Sutton of Perq, for £50 pd by James Sumner of afsd—sold 121a on North East side of Perq River, to a Creek called Suttons, & down sd Creek to Perq River. Test’ Willie Reddick, John Gordon Sr, Timothy Lilly, Luke Sumner.

No. 126. April 19, 1748. Charles Blount of Perq, planter—for £600 pd by Edmund Hatch of afsd, planter—sold 150a, adj William Halsey, half of land sd Blount purchased of James Egerton, “with all appurtenances, except the Burying place, 60 feet square.” Test’ Mac Scarbrough, William Wood, Elizabeth Scarbrough.

No. 127. John Maudlin of Perq, for £120 pd by Joseph Newby of afsd, sold 54a on Voices Creek, an Elapsed patent, to John Lacey April 2, 1725. Test’ John Perry, Joseph Hosea, Joseph Newby Jr. May 30, 1748.

No. 128. William Hollowell of Perp, planter—for £1 s8 p1, pd by Joel Hollowell, of afore’ sold 130a in the mouth of Juniper Swamp, adj James Field, on Cypress Swamp. July 16, 1748. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Moses Field, Elias Stallings.

No. 129. Foster Toms of Perq, planter—for £500 pd by Joseph Perishoe, cooper—sold 250a, to be paid “before Dec 25, 1739, & sealed with my seal.” June 23, 1735. Test’ Richard Cheaston, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 130. William Bagley of Perq, for £40 pd by Josiah Bogue of same, sold 5a, on said Bogues line, to Cypress branch. 16d 2mo 1748.

No. 131. William Hollowell of Perq, for £1 s8 p1 pd by James Field, of afore’ sold 130a on North East side of River pocoson, called Cypress Swamp. July 16, 1748. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Elias Stallings, Humphrey Griffin.

No. 132. William Hollowell of Perq, for £1 s8 p1 pd by William Wallis of Perq, sold 110a, on North east side of River pocoson called “Reedy branch.” July 16, 1748. Test’ Moses Field, Nicholas Stallings, Elias Stallings.

No. 133. Zachariah Chancey of Perq, sold unto Abraham Saunders, of afore’ one negro boy named Cato, aged two years, for £100 “in open market.” Jan 7, 1746. Test’ Rt Wilson, Stephen Chancey.

No. 134. N. C. July Court 1748. Present his Majesties Justices. “Bill of sale of a negro boy Cato was assigned over by Abraham Saunders, to Mr Luke Sumner.” Edmund Hatch Clk Ct.

No. 135. Abraham Saunders, assigns right of one negro boy Cato, unto Luke Sumner. April 19, 1748. Test’ Samuel Moore, Jeremiah Pratt, John Parish.

No. 136. Samuel Wyatt of Perq, planter—“for love I bear unto my son Jacob of same—do give all my estate, of what sort or kind, reserving my said estate during my life, as if this deed had never been made, meaning that my son shall have no power to trouble, or hinder me from using said estate for my support duing my life, he to have the whole, at my death.” April 9, 1748. Test’ J. Halsey, Thomas Falconer.





No. 137. Joshua Deal of Perq, planter—for £35 pd by John Smith of same, planter—sold 200a on ye Sound, adj Archibald Holmes. Oct 6, 1748. Test’ William Saunders, Samuel Smith.

No. 138. Jacob Caruthers of Perq, for £50 pd by Thomas Hicks of Chowan, sold 190a “where said Jacob now lives,” on Yoppim River, Sept 28, 1748. Test’ Joseph Dear, J. Halsey, Sarah Dear.

No. 139. Sept 29, 1748. David Huffton of Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, planter—for a “5 year old mare, & £7 pd by my Father John Huffton dec'd, to Edward Turner of same, planter—all that plan’ 115a in said Parish, on the head of Deep Creek, that issueth out of the South West side of Little River, adj Esau Albertson. Granted unto Thomas Collins July 20, 1717, & by him sold to Peter Dove, & by said Dove sold to Esau Albertson, & by him assigned to my Father.” Test’ James Pierce, — Turner.

No. 140. John Ashley of Perq, for £300 pd by Joseph Newby, of ye same—sold 144a adj land of Mr. Daniel Saint. Dec 28, 1748. Test’ Thomas Calloway, Thomas Biggs.

No. 141. John Hollowell of Norfolk Co Vir, for £6 pd by Raniel Rogerson of Perq Co N. C. sold 200a on South west side of Perq River, adj Timothy Lilly, a patent to Thomas Blitchenden, July 14, 1725, & by him sold to Edmund Hallowell, & was given by him to John Bacon, & he “being dead, falls to me by kinship.” Aug 30, 1748. Test’ John Perishoe, Jun, Thomas Hollowell.

No. 142. Edward Rice of Perq, planter—for £55 pd by Robert Wilson, of same—sold 125a on South west side of Perq River, between John Davis, & Gum Swamp, a “grant to Samuel Bond, & Elapsed to Henry Grace,” sold by said Grace to John Hudler (Hurdle) & by said Hudler, sold to Thomas Blitchenden, & by said Thomas conveyed to me. Dec 28, 1748. Test’ Timothy Winslow, Amos Wood.

No. 143. William Trumball of Perq, planter—for £50 pd by Joseph Hosea, bricklayer—sold 50a, “whereon said Trumball now lives,” on Lillies Creek. Dec —, 1748. Test’ Jas Gibson, William Hosea.

No. 144. Robert Wilson of Perq, planter—for £60 pd by Joseph White of “ye Collony of Vir,” sold 200a on ye North East by Perq River, & on North west by “Tanks Creek,” to line of Ann Wilson, South to line of Josiah Gilbert. Nov 28, 1748. Test’ William White, Isaac Wilson.

No. 145. Joseph Mayo, planter—for £25 pd by John Robinson, carpenter—sold 3a out of a patent to Timothy Clear, April 21, 1694, & was a “division of land by said Clears will.” Jan —, 1748. Test’ Francis Toms, Josiah Bundy.

No. 146. Robert Wilson of Perq, for £30 pd by Macrora Scarbrough, of afore’ sold 30a “on ye Eastermost side of Lakers Creek, formerly called Perishoes Creek, near Skinners bridge” a survey made by John Wilcocks, who took up same, but “now appears to be within patent for 240a granted to Richard Evans in the year 1684,” & by him assigned to Edward Mayo, & by him transferred to Anthony Dawson, & by said Dawson in 1711, conveyed to Isaac Wilson, “who by will devised same to his Nephew Isaac,” son of said Robert. April 9, 1748. Test’ Joseph Wilson, Sylvanus Wilson.

No. 147. Joseph Winslow of Perq, planter—for £12 s10 pd by Robert Evans Jr, of ye same—sold 60a called New Neck, a patent to Thomas Jessop. Jan 16, 1748/9. Test’ Daniel Saint, William Hollowell.





No. 148. John Rousham of Chowan, for £25 pd by Jacob Caruthers, of Perq, sold 156a & 88a on Deep branch, formerly John Wyatts. Oct 15, 1748. Test’ Wm Standin, John Carruthers.

No. 149. Robert Wilson of Perq, planter—for £18 pd by Joshua Deal, of same—conveyed 145a, adj John Griffin, a “grant from John Earle of Granville,” to said Robert Wilson, Dec 20, 1748. Seal Jan 16, 1748/9. Test’ Daniel Saint, Josiah Bundy.

No. 150. Robert Wilson, for £110 pd by Thomas Newby of Perq, planter—sold 390a of “up land, & 100a marsh land on ye North East side of Perq River, & west side of Tanks Creek,” on Ann Wilsons line, called “Wilcocks,” the marsh between that & Castletons Creek. Oct 19, 1748. Test’ Dempsey Conner, Francis Newby.

No. 151. Joseph Winslow of Perq, for £3 pd by Timothy Winslow, planter—of same, sold 100a, at “ye lower end of Hickory Neck,” adj John Griffin, being land patented by Thomas Jessop. Jan 16, 1748/9. Test’ Daniel Saint, Wm Hollowell.

No. 152. Aug 4, 1748. William Wallis of Perq, for £30 by Moses Rountree of Chowan, sold 110a, near the head of Perq River, adj James Field, “at the mouth of Reedy branch.” Test’ Davenport Gooding, John Hobs.

No. 153. Charles Blount of Perq, for £550 pd by James Eggerton of same, sold 150a, adj Mr Joseph Creecy, & land of Mr Edmund Hatch, “in the mouth of Deep branch.” Feb 22, 1748/9. Test’ Thomas Calloway, Joseph Creecy.

No. 154. Evan Jones of Perq, Glover—for “good will I have towards my neighbor Robert Chappel” of same, planter—have given 40a on west side of Perq River, a grant unto me. April 18, 1749. Test’ Jos Blount, Edmund Hatch.

No. 155. John Ghyer of Perq, planter—for £50 pd by William Newby of same, Tarner—sold 10a on North East side of Perq River, on line of William Lacey. April 17, 1749. Test’ Joseph Ratcliff, Joseph Mayo, Joshua Davis.

No. 156. James Field of Perq, for “love I bear my son Moses” have made over 100a, on north side of Cypress Swamp, & north west of Juniper Swamp. Feb 18, 1748/9. Test’ Davenport Gooding, Reubin Field.

No. 157. William Moore of Perq, planter—for a val’ con’ pd by Lott Stallings, sold 98a, on South West side of Perq River, on line of Elizabeth Symons, in Balahack, commonly called “the Elbow” taken out of a grant to Edward Moseley, & Robert Hatton, surveyed by John Clayton. April 17, 1749. Test’ Isaac Hill, William Wilson, Samuel Sitterson.

No. 158. Joseph Newby, Millright; for “love I bear my son Joseph” of afore’ have given 150a, on North East side of Perq River, betwixt Sam'l Moore, & Henry Phelps. 17- 2mo 1749. Test’ Thomas White, Henry Phelps.

No. 159. James Griffin of Chowan, for “natural aff’ I bear unto my brother John because my Father James Griffin made a deed of gift unto said John for a parcel of land in Perq, on North east side of Perq River, I do assign all the land on North side of ‘plum tree branch,’ to said John Griffin where he now lives.” April 17, 1749. Test’ Robert Wilson, Truman Moore.

No. 160. Thomas Smith of Perq, planter—for £6 pd by Michael Smith, of ye same, Planter—sold 50a, adj Thomas & William White, “to ye head of Sewell Creek, part of land that James Smith father of said Thomas bought of Joseph Jessop.” Jan 14, 1748/9. Test’ William Saunders, James Goodin.





No. 161. Joseph Sanders of Perq, for “good will, & aff’ I owe unto my brother John Sanders of afore’ have given 183a, on ye East side of Cypress Swamp at ye mouth of “ye Holly branch” running to line of Samuel Newby, & Robert Newby.” April 15, 1749. Test’ Thomas White, Samuel Moore, Thomas Newby.

No. 162. Joseph Sanders, for “love I have for my brother Benj Sanders” of Perq, Have given 183a on ye east side of Cypress Swamp, Joining Samuel Newby, to Joshua Elliotts line, & along his line to said Swamp. April 15, 1749. Test’ Thomas White, Samuel Moore, Thomas Newby.

No. 163. John Perry of Perq, sadler—for £200 pd by John Lacey, of same, planter—sold 100a on “ye South East side of Voices Creek,” being part of 414a granted to said Perry Dec 20, 1748 binding on Thomas Elliotts line. April 17, 1749. Test’ Joseph Newby, Jun, Moses Field, Jos Wilson.

No. 164. William Wyatt of Perq, for 5s pd by Jacob Carruthers, of afore’ assigned “all right of land on South side of Pratts Mill Swamp” 10a. July 17, 1749. Test’ Thomas Calloway, John Stepney.

No. 165. Elias Stallings of Perq, for “love & aff’ I have for my Friends, Nicholas Stallings, Robert Reddick, Joseph Reddick, John Reddick, John Hollowell, Daniel Rogerson, Thomas Lilly, William Lilly, Timothy Lilly, Joseph Lilly, Simon Stallings, & James Pierce, of afore’ Co, have given to them land on North East side of head of Perq River, 50a without any manner of condition.” July 15, 1749. Test’ Samuel Powell, William Weeks.

No. 166. Mar 1, 1748. John Hull Esq, for £50 pd by Charles Blount of Perq, sold “an Island of 30a known as “Batts Grave” at ye mouth of Yoppim River. Test’ Geo Gould, Issachar Branch.

No. 167. “We Jacob, & Hepsibeth Perry of Perq, for love we bear our son Israel Perry of same, have given 150a bounded on ye North by ye River, & on ye East by line of John Winslow.” Oct 16, 1749. Test’ Jacob Perry Jun, Reuben Perry.

No. 168. “We underwritten subscribers, in con’ of a tract of land which fell to our wives as coheirs of Mr. George Durant dec'd, to divide said land, hath agreed as follows: parcel 284a on ye Sound, that divides Catchmades land, near ye old house, Joseph Reed has agreed to take in right of his wife; next 310a with houses thereon Christian Reed has agreed to take, as his wifes ¼ part; third lot on ye Sound, near “dirty swamp” called “Beaver dam” adj Samuel Swann, (whereon Foster Bryan lives, & that whereon George Laden liveth) 650a, Joseph Blount agrees to take as his ¼ part, in right of his wife; fourth 284a on “dirty swamp” to line of Samuel Swann, & ye Sound, (whereon Oliver Salter now liveth) Thomas Corprew agrees to take, in right of his wife.” June 19, 1745. Test’ Bryant Forset.

No. 169. William Newby, for £5 assigns “all right of within deed,” to John Guyer. July 17, 1749. Test’ Thomas Newby, Jonathan Phelps.

No. 170. Alice Caloway of Perq, “have bound” unto Sylvanus Wilson of same, my son Caleb Calloway; “to abide with said Sylvanus, & Rebeccah his wife, as their son, until he be 21 years of age: which will be April 22, 1763.” Nov 15, 1748. Test’ Robert Wilson, Rachel Wilson.

No. 171. Robert, & Joseph Wilson, of Perq, are firmly bound unto Thomas Bullock of afore’ in the sum of £150. Obligation; 30a conveyed by said Robert, & Joseph, Aug 18, 1746. Seal Dec 1, 1749. Test’ Mac Scarbrough, Sam'l Sitterson.





No. 172. Jan 8, 1749. John Perry, Sadler—for £19 s5, pd by Joseph Anderson, sold 100a, on Voices Creek, “part of a grant unto me” Dec 20, 174—, on lines of William Morgan, & Joseph Newby, & said Perry. Jan 8, 1749.

No. 173. Thomas Overman of Perq, farmer—for £15 pd by Charles Overman, of said Co, Blacksmith—sold 2a “at the Easterly side of a branch, running out of Little River pocoson, Just below the Meeting house.” 8d 12 mo 1748/9. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, James Henby, Mary Nicholson.

DEED BOOK F

No. 1. Samuel Stallings of Perq, Planter—for £18 s1 pd by George Eason, of afore’ sold 150a “on Middle Swamp,” to lines of James Scott, & Richd Harrell, & Thomas Docton. Mar 17, 1749/50. Test’ Luke Sumner, James Redding.

No. 2. Elizabeth Sutton of Perq, for £100 pd by Henry Hall, of afore’ Mariner—sold 12½a, “which fell to sd Elizabeth by co-heirship,” part of plan’ formerly belonging to Richd Sutton. April 16, 1750. Test’ Joshua Skinner, Wm Long Jr, Wm Skinner.

No. 3. Abraham Hosea of Perq, for £125 pd by John Hosea, of Pasquotank, sold 260a on south side of Deep Creek, adj Albert Albertson, a “patent unto Thomas Commander Dec 6, 1720.” Seal April 16, 1750. Test’ Joshua Maudling, Wm Weeks, Richd Whedbee.

No. 4. Jacob Mullen, of Berkeley Parish; Perq Co, Planter—for £30 pd by George Layden of same, sold 50a, on west side of Suttons Creek, adj Peter Albertson, part of a “patent to Albert Albertson dec'd, May 22, 1694,” which was divided & laid off to his brother Nathaniel Albertson, & by him sold to Nathaniel Nicholson, & became due sd Mullen by marriage with Sarah only dau of sd Nicholson. Aug 9, 1749. Test’ Albert Albertson, James Pierce.

No. 5. Macrora Scarbrough of Perq, Gent—for 5s pd by Joshua Hobard of afore’, School Master—sold 300a adj land whereon I now dwell, to line of Paul Palmers Oak Ridge land. Feb 3, 1745. Test’ —

No. 6. April 14, 1750. Lemuel Powell of Perq, to Thos Wiggins of same, in con’ of £3 paid, sold 150a at a place called “Orapeak.” (Now in Gates Co. N. C.) Test’ John Sumner, Richd Brothers, John Benton Jun.

No. 7. July 16, 1750. Joseph Winslow Sen, of Perq, to Guy Hill of Chowan, for £50 paid, sold 50a on North east side of Perq River, adj Elias Stallings, being part of 400a granted to Thos Winslow Nov 11, 1717. Test’ Davenport Gooding, Moses Field.

No. 8. Joseph Mayo planter—of Perq, for £15 pd by John Robinson, Carpenter—sold 30a part of a patent unto Timothy Clear April 21, 1694. Seal July 16, 1750. Test’ Jos Winslow, Thos Newby.

No. 9. John Hosea of Pasq, Cooper—for £62 pd by Joseph Hosea of Perq, Bricklayer sold 260a on south side of Deep Creek, on lines of Albert Albertson, Wm Godfrey & John Perishoe. Aug 4, 1750. Test’ Abraham Hosea, John Royal.

10. Benjamin Perry for “love I bear my son Joseph Perry,” both of Perq, do “give land whereon sd Joseph now liveth,” on West side of Perq River, adj John Reddick, on “Denny Swamp” to the River 100a. July 7, 1750. Test’ Josiah Granberry, John Murdaugh.





No. 11. Wm Long Sen, of Perq, for “love I bear my son William” of same, do give 160a adj land formerly Mr John Banks dec, on “Pratts Mill Swamp.” Sept 15, 1750. Test’ Thos Calloway, Joseph Ashley.

No. 12. Isaac Hill of Perq, planter—for £15 pd by Jonathan Sharrod, of same, planter—sold 150a on North side of Cypress Swamp, “near the Duck Pond,” & down sd Swamp to line of Thos Newby, & John Boyce. Dec 14, 1749. Test’ Thos Newby, Jos Elliott, Isaac Elliott.

No. 13. Sept 1, 1750. Robert Wilson, Merchant—to Thomas Newby, Farmer—for £60 sold 125a on south west side of Perq River, adj River bridge, to line of John Davis, & the head of Gum Branch. Test’ Joseph Robinson, John Sumner.

No. 14. John Robinson of Perq, Farmer—for £35 pd by Solomon Hendrick of same, Farmer—& his heirs, Viz; William Magnienes who married Frances dau of sd Soloman, & John Jackson who married Sarah another dau, to whom sd Solomon dec'd bequeathed sd land bought of me, & by “reason of the Patent being burnt in Zach Nixons house, sd deed could not be found,” sold 113a on South west side of Little River, on a Creek formerly called “Platters Creek” adj Nathaniel Welch & Thomas Weeks Esq. Oct 13, 1750. Test’ John Overman, Joseph Robinson.

No. 15. William Rountree of Edgecombe Co, planter—for £25 pd by Joseph Reddick of Perq, planter—sold 100a adj Jos Gibson, & John White. Dec 30, 1750. Test’ Jos Perry, Jesse Eason, Robt Reddick, Jas Peirce.

No. 16. James Griffin of Chowan, for £25 pd by Will'm Griffin of same, sold 400a being part of 600a conveyed to James Griffin Sen, by John Pettiver April 10, 1729, at the mouth of a small branch that issueth out of the west side of Perq River, which divideth sd land from that formerly Thos Winslows, & Wm Moores, to the River. Nov 3, 1750. Test’ Davenport Gooding, Francis Newby.

No. 17. Thomas Bagley of Perq, farmer—for £5 pd by Jonathan Pearson of same—planter—sold 15a adj sd Bagleys line, to the River. Jan 15, 1750. Test’ Samuel Bagley, Aaron Wood.

No. 18. Moses Elliott of Perq, for £45 pd by Caleb Elliott of same—sold 90a, on line of Thomas Elliott, & Jos Smith. Jan 21, 1750/1. Test’ Joseph Robinson, Joseph Wilson.

No. 19. Thomas Bagley of Perq, planter—for £49 pd by Aaron Wood of same—sold 15a, upon North East side of Perq River, adj Peter Gray, running to line of Jonathan Pearson. Jan 15, 1750. Test’ Samuel Bagley.

No. 20. Wm Wyatt, & Penelope his wife of Perq, for £15 pd by William Woolard, of Chowan, sold 125a on north side of “Jeremiah Pratts Mill Swamp,” a patent to us 1745. Seal Jan 22, 1750. Test’ Jacob Caruthers, Jacob Wyatt.

No. 21. John Perry sadler—of Perq, for £10 pd by Moses Field of afsd, farmer—sold 10a “near the main Road,” a survey made by Jno Clayton, for 414a to sd Perry Dec 20, 1748. Seal Oct 6, 1750. Test’ Matthew Pritchard, Davenport Gooding.

No. 22. Dec 5, 1750. Lawrence Arnold of Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, farmer—to Elihu Albertson of same, farmer—in con’ of £25 s5, sold 270a, part of 440a grt to sd Arnold June 27 “in the 22 year of the reign of King George the Second.” Test’ Thos Weeks, Thos Weeks Jun.

No. 23. John Perry of Perq, for a “Val’ sum pd by Joseph Newby” of afsd, Millwright, sold 140a on So East Side of Vosses Creek, adj Moses Elliott,





Jno Lacey, & Thos Elliott, to sd Newbys line, formerly John Morgans, a grt to sd Perry Dec 20, 1748. Seal Nov 1, 1750. Test’ Thomas Lamb, John Sanders, Dorothy Jordan.

No. 24. Dec 17, 1750. Henry Warren of Chowan Co, to James Luten of Edenton, for £70 sold plan’ on north side of Yeopim River in Perq Co, “whereon Abraham Warren father of sd Henry did live,” 300a grt’ to John Hopkins Feb 16, 1696. Test’ — Barker, Frances Newman.

No. 25. Moses Field of Perq, planter—for £26 pd by Jos Outland of same, planter—sold 50a formerly Moses Elliotts, on Jos. Andersons line to “reedy branch.” April —, 1751. Test’ Francis Toms, Nathan Newby, Jos Ratliffe.

No. 26. Richd Cheaston, of Bladen Co, Farmer—in con’ of £10 pd by Dan'l Saint of Perq, sold 100a on No East Side of Perq River, called “Grassy point” the “Manner plan” on which David Harris lived, & left to his dau Ann Smith, by will, (on the River side) between land left to Sarah, & Elizabeth Harris. April 14, 1751. Test’ Elizabeth Nixon, Ralph Fletcher Jun.

No. 27. Samuel Newby of Perq, for £10 s10 pd by William Moore, sold land adj Joseph Wilson, John Moore, & Wm Moore, to line of Zach Chancey. Sept 30, 1750. Test’ Joseph Wilson, Joseph Elliott, Francis Jones.

No. 28. John Harman of Perq, Weaver—for £5 pd by Thos Bullock, of afsd, Blacksmith, sold 20a, part of a patent Mar 6, 1740, on Boazmans line. July 15, 1751. Test’ John Harvey, Samuel Sitterson.

No. 29. John Parrish of Perq, Blacksmith, unto John Barclift Sen, of same farmer—sold 361a on “Sheltons Gut,” adj James Foster. Dec 31, 1750. Test’ —.

No. 30. John Parrish unto John Barclift Sen 324a on Little River, at the mouth of Deep Creek, near the mouth of “Sheltons Gut.” Dec 31, 1750. Test’ James Gibson, John Barclift.

No. 31. Thos Newby of Perq, for £115 pd by Jno Murdaugh, sold 390a of marsh land, on No Et side of Perq River, & on No Wt side of “Tanks Creek,” called “Wilcox” to bounds of Richd Evans patent, between that & Castletons Creek. Oct 19, 1748. Test’ Charles Blount, John Harvey.

No. 32. William Blitchenden of Perq, for £10 s2 pd by Jos Smith, of afsd, sold 50a on line of Samuel Bond, Wm. Philps, to a line between sd William & John Blitchenden. June 7, 1751. Test’ John Smith, Reubin Brasher.

No. 33. Michael Brinkley of Perq, for £12 s10 pd by James Brinkley, of afsd, sold 100a on line of Jacob Hall, & John Brinkley, down to the River Swamp. Dec 31, 1750. Test’ Joshua Hobart, Ann Hobart.

No. 34. Wm Rountree of Edgecombe Co, for £18 pd by Jno. Winslow, of Perq, planter—sold 100a on North side of Newborne (Newbegun) Creek, up the branch “to the dismal.” Feb 12, 1750. Test’ Thos Reddick, John Filar.

No. 35. Henry Warren of Perq, planter—for £18 s15 pd by Jno Jones, of afsd, sold 300a adj line of Mr Charles Denman dec, on the South side of Perq River, which my father Abraham Warren bought of Samuel Hall dec'd. Oct 8, 1739. Seal April 29, 1751. Test’ Mac Scarbrough, Ben Scarbrough.

No. 36. “We; Robert, & Isaac Wilson of Perq, are firmly bound unto Jno Murdaugh of afsd, in the sum of £500 sealed with our seal,” April 28, 1750, John Murdaugh in possession of 100a of marsh land, conveyed by said parties to sd Murdaugh Oct 18, 1748. Test’ Tho Newby, Joshua Jones.

No. 37. Robert & Isaac Wilson, to John Murdaugh for £150, “made settlement of a suit long pending.” April 28, 175—. Arbitrators: Jos. Robinson,





Jos White, Jno. Harvey, “chosen in behalf of said Wilsons.” Test’ Jacob Perry, Abraham Sanders.”

No. 38. Whereas; “divers contentions, & disputes have happened between Robert, & Isaac Wilson, & Jno Murdaugh, for making an end of sd difference, sd parties by their several bonds dated April 28, 1750 are bounden to the other in the sum of £150 to abide, & keep the final determination” of sd Jos. Robinson, Jos. White, & John Harvey.

No. 39. Jonathan Pearson of Perq, farmer—in con’ of £5 pd by Thomas Bagley, of same, planter—sold 15a on lines of sd Pearson, & Aaron Wood. Jan 13, 1750. Test’ Samuel Bagley, Aaron Wood.

No. 40. Jacob Hall of Perq, Planter—for “love I bear unto my brothers Wm & Sam'l Hall, do give to sd William my dwelling plan’ that did belong to my father Dan'l Hall, & to Sam'l the remaining part of sd land, which my father did by deed of gift divide between my brothers, & myself,” Aug 3, 1732. Seal Jan 13, 1750. Test’ J. Halsey, Wm Halsey.

No. 41. Feb 28, 1751. George Layden of Perq, Wheelright—for £30 pd by Jacob Mullen of same, sold 50a on Suttons Creek. Test’ John Martin, William Layden.

No. 42. Jacob Docton of Perq, for “love, & other causes, have given unto my son-in-law Abner Eason” 50a in Chowan, & part in Perq Co, part of 114a bought of Moses Speight May 21, 1738, the 50a being the “Westermost part of afsd, with all improvements.” Oct 21, 1751. Test’ J. Halsey, Moses Field.

No. 43. Ann Williams of Perq, in con’ of £45 pd by Jno. Harman of afsd, planter—sold 300a on East side of Coltons (Castletons) Creek, adj land of John Murdaugh, Joseph White, & Josiah Gilbert, along the Creek. Sept 7, 1751. Test’ Dan'l Saint, Joseph White.

No. 44. Elizabeth Anderson of Perq widow, in con’ of “love I bear my dau Abigail Anderson,” of same do give 50a at the mouth of Long branch, down to Suttons Creek Swamp. Oct 13, 1751. Test’ James Gibson, Joseph Perisho.

No. 45. Robt. Harman of Perq, planter—in con’ of “within mentioned grant, truly performed by me Jno. Williams” of same, Blacksmith—, sd Robt, & Elizabeth Harman sold 175a on west side of Yeopim Creek, adj John Stepney, down the branch to “Beaver Cove” swamp. Aug 13, 1751. Test’ John Callaway, John Harman.

No. 46. Thomas Lillie of Perq, for £8 & 120a of land, pd by Joseph Lillie of afsd, sold 50a in “Piney Woods,” on line of Isaac Wilson, & Dan'l Snuke, to main Co road. Sept 8, 1750. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Alex Farqaharson.

No. 47. John Harmon, Weaver—of Perq, for £40 pd by Dan'l Saint, carpenter—of afsd sold 80a called “pond land,” part of patent to sd Harmon Mar 6, 1740, adj Ralph Boazman, & Wm Phelps, to line of Jonathan Sharrad, & Benj Wilson. Sept 7, 1751.

No. 48. Elizabeth Anderson, for “love I bear my son Samuel Anderson” of Perq, do give 150a, on Suttons Creek Swamp, on upper side thereof, near the bridge, “being half of a patent to Samuel Nicholson,” adj Anderson Woodley. Oct 19, 1751. Test’ James Gibson, Joseph Perisho.

No. 49. Elizabeth Anderson, for “love I bear my son John Anderson” of Perq, do give 150a, on the “other side of Suttons Creek,” near the bridge, on Nathaniel Albertsons line, down the Swamp, on the East side, “being the upper part of land granted to Samuel Nicholson.” Oct 19, 1751. Test’ James Gibson, Joseph Perisho.





No. 50. Robert Cox, of Perq, Planter—for £10 pd by Benjamin Munden Jr. do grant to William Hasket planter, of afsd—90a in “Fork Swamp,” on line of James Parker. Dec 11, 1751. Test’ Benjamin Munden, John Weeks.

No. 51. William Moore, of Perq, for £100 pd by Dempsey Conner, of afsd, sold 50a in sd Co. Oct 19, 1748. Test’ Robt Newby, Thos Newby, Wm Wilson.

No. 52. Joel Hollowell of Perq, farmer—for £2 s7 pd by Moses Field, of same, sold 50a on sd Fields line. Dec 17, 1751. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Reubin Field, Elias Stallings.

No. 53. John Davis of Perq, for £15 pd by Thomas Newby of afsd, sold 75a on So West Side of Perq River, at the mouth of “Reedy Branch,” sd land grt to Sam'l Bond dec, & passed by sd Bond to Henry Grace, & by sd Grace to John Hudler, & by sd Hudler to Thos Blitchenden, & by him given to Edward Rice, & from sd Rice to me. Feb 19, 1752. Test’ Evan Jones, Jonathan Sherod Jun, Joseph Murdaugh.

No. 54. Oct 15, 1752. Thomas Burket, & Mary his wife, for £26 s9 pd by Joseph White, sold 141a patented Nov 22, 1714 by Jonathan Evans, father of sd Mary, in the fork of Castletons Creek 170½a. Test’ Joseph Barrow Jr. Thomas Nichols.

No. 55. Joseph Elliott of Perq, planter—& Hannah his wife, for £35 pd by James Elliott of afsd, planter—sold 50a on east side of Bosses (Vosses) Creek, adj Mary Elliotts plan’, “on Joseph Newbys Mill Pond, on sd Creek Swamp, known by the name of “Bee branch” 200a which was grt unto Susanna Hunt Oct 31, 1695.” Seal May 23, 1752. Test’ Joseph Elliott, Jacob Wilson, Penninah Wilson.

No. 56. May 28, 1752. Thomas Long of Perq, “the younger”—for £100 pd by John Harvey Planter—sold 100a on No East Side of Cypress Swamp, adj lands of sd Harvey, & Thomas Nowcome dec, formerly in possession of John Bentley, William Barrow, & John Williams, “patented by sd Williams Nov 11, 1719, & by deed Sept 2, 1721 conveyed, to Thos Long dec, gr-father of sd Thomas the younger, who by his will conveyed same to son Joshua Long, & he in his will bequeathed it to his son Thos Long.” Test’ Jeremiah Pratt, William Skinner.

No. 57. Oct 4, 1752. Charles Jordan of Chowan, planter—to Benj Harvey of Perq for £22 s10 sold 100a in Perq Co, on So-W-Side of Perq River, adj sd Harvey, up the River to a small cove, near the upper end of plan’ called “Fosters old field,” being part of tract “grt unto John Pettiver Dec 10, 1720,” & conveyed by him to John Goodwin of Chowan July 17, 1731, by sd Goodwin conveyed unto sd Jordan. Oct 19, 1732. Test’ Jno Clayton Jun, Thos Nichols.

No. 58. John Murdaugh of Perq, for £7 s10 pd by Joseph White, of afsd, sold 50a on No East side of Perq River, to Castletons Creek. June 24, 1752. Test’ Joseph Saunders, Thomas Pierce.

No. 59. Zach Nixon of Perq, for £35 s12 p6 pd by Joshua Davis of afsd, sold 190a on No East Side of Vosses Creek, at the mouth of a branch issuing out of sd Creek Swamp, & down the Creek to line of Joseph Newby, from sd line to “Bee pond Swamp.” Jan 30, 1751. Test’ Zachariah Morris, Samuel Moore.

No. 60. John Hudson of Perq, for “love I bear my brother Uriah Hudson” of afsd, do give plan’ whereon my sd brother now lives, same being” grt unto Eziekiel Maudlin June 20, 1703, & was conveyed by him to Timothy Clare April 26, 1705, & was conveyed by Hannah Bundy (his daughter) unto





my father John Hudson, July 29, 1729.” 130a. Jan 5, 1753. Test’ Davenport Goodwin, Mary Hudson.

No. 61. John Winslow Sen of Perq for “love unto my son John Jun, have given tract of land whereon I now live,” at the mouth of “Great branch” on line of Thos White, to Creek Swamp. 4d 1mo 1753. Test’ Joseph White, Jacob Elliott, Joshua White.

No. 62. Thomas Docton of Perq, for “love I bear my son Jacob” of afsd, have given 220a on my head line. July 16, 1752. Test’ Joshua Hubbard, Abner Eason.

No. 63. Benjamin Elliott, (son of Moses of Perq) for £25 pd by Benj Elliott (son of Thomas dec) of afsd, sold 75a on the mouth of Vosses Creek, part of tract “whereon Moses Elliott my father now lives,” & given by will of Timothy Clare to his dau Hannah, & descended to sd Benj Elliott, heir-at-law of sd Hannah. Jan 11, 1753. Test’ Wm Flenry, Thos Bagley.

No. 64. Moses & Benjamin Elliott (my son) of Perq, for £32 pd by Benjamin Elliot Sen of afsd, sold 125a on north side of Vosses Creek. Sept 16, 1752. Test’ Jacob Elliott, Joseph Ratliff.

No. 65. William Trumball of Perq, farmer—for £50 pd by Joshua Barclift of afsd, farmer—sold 75a adj land where sd Trumball lives. Oct 4, 1752. Test’ James Gibson, Joseph Hosea.

No. 66. Feb 13, 1752. John Hosea of Pasquotank, planter—to Francis Layden of Perq, planter—for £60 sold 210a on So East Side of Deep Creek, adj Albert Albertson, John Barclift, & James Foster, “part of 260a grt unto Thomas Commander, Dec 6, 1720, & by him conveyed to Robert Hosea Oct 8, 1723, & from sd Robert to his son Robert by deed of gift April 21, 1735, & from sd Robert to his brother William Hosea Jan 14, 1741, & from sd William to his brother Abraham Hosea Oct 20, 1745, & from sd Abraham to Joseph Hosea, & from him to sd John.” Mar 27, 1753.

No. 67. George Eason of Perq, for £33 s15 pd by Moses Barber of afsd, sold 100a, on lines of Francis Foster, Nathaniel Nicholson, Wm. Bogue, & John Henby, sd land sold to sd Eason by Edward Maudlin Jan 14, 1742, & was sold to sd Maudlin by Samuel Charles July 6, 1734. Seal Aug 15, 1752. Test’ Abner Eason Jun, James Price, Simon Stallings.

No. 68. John Blitchenden of Perq, for £30 pd by Benjamin Wilson, sold 70a “part of a grt unto Samuel Bond dec, & by deed of sd Bond to Henry Grace, & by sd Grace to my father Thomas Blitchenden, & from him to William Blitchenden, & from sd William to me.” Mar 31, 1752. Test’ Joseph Winslow, Joseph Saunders, Joseph Elliott.

No. 69. Joseph Riddick of Perq, unto Robert Riddick of afsd, plan’ whereon “he now lives, on the River Swamp, called “Hoosing pine branch,” also my right to land betwixt us brothers,” formerly patented by Thos Speight dec, to a run called Deep run, pat July 20, 1717, 275a. Jan 12, 1753. Test’ John Hollowell, Jesse Eason.

No. 70. Robt Riddick of Perq, unto Joseph Riddick of afsd, all my right to land whereon he now lives, adj a line betwixt us, Jan 12, 1753. Test’ John Hollowell, Jesse Eason.

No. 71. Thomas Knowles, & Elizabeth his Wife of Perq, for £5 pd by Adam Knowles, of afsd, sold 50a on So West Side of Little River, at the head of Sheltons Gut part of a grt unto “Richard Whedbee Sept 27, 1715.” Seal Mar 10, 1752. Test’ James Peirce, John Turner, Sarah Turner.





No. 72. Thomas White of Perq, for £20 pd by John Winslow Jr of afsd, sold 200a between sd Thomas, & John Winslow, “land that was given to sd Thomas by the will of Timothy Clare, & was granted to sd Clare April 15, 1720.” Seal 4d 1mo 1753. Test’ Joseph White, Joshua White, Joseph Murdaugh.

No. 73. Michael Smith of Perq, planter—for £12 pd by James Smith of afsd, planter—sold 50a adj Thos Smith, to a branch at the head of Sewells Creek, part of land formerly Jos. Jessops. Jan 12, 1735. Test’ William Sanders, Abraham Jordan.

74. Moses Field, & James Price of Perq, Exors of the last will of James Field dec'd, in con’ of £20 pd by Joseph Riddick & Robert Riddick, do sell 250a on the north side of Perq River, at the mouth of Deep run, a patent for 210a July 20, 1717. Seal April 18, 1752. Test’ Benjamin Wilson, Abraham Wilson.

No. 75. Zach Nixon of Perq, for £34 s7 p6 pd by Zachariah Morris of afsd, sold 190a on No East Side of Vosses Creek swamp, on line of Job Hendricks, between sd Morris, & Joshua Davis, being conveyed out of his patent by Francis Toms in year 1716 for 100a, and the other by Zach Nixon, in 1731. 13d 11mo 1751/2. Test’ Samuel Moore, Joshua Davis.

No. 76. April 21, 1752. Joseph Hosea of Pasq, to John Hosea of afsd, for £60 sold 210a in Perq, on So Side of Deep Creek, adj Albert Albertson. Test’ Francis Layden, James Peirce.

No. 77. Moses Field of Perq, for £2 s3 pd by Joel Hollowell of afsd, sold 25a on sd Moses line. Feb 21, 1752. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Reubin Field, Elias Stallings.

No. 78. Jan 10, 1752. Nicholas Stallings of Chowan Co to Hardy Hunter of same, for £18 sold 65a in Perq on So Side of “Basses Swamp,” one half of 130a Wm Hunter bought of Andrew Woodley July 15, 1743, & by him given to his son Nicholas, & by sd Nicholas Hunter was conveyed to Hardy Hunter. Test’ Elisha Hunter, Sarah Hunter, William Hunter.

No. 79. Aug 29, 1752. Edmund Hatch of Perq, planter—for £50 pd by James Houghton, of Chowan, sold 150a in Perq, adj Mr. William Halsey, & Mr Jas Eggerton dec, one half of land bought by Mr Charles Blount of sd Eggerton, & conveyed to sd Hatch. Test’ William Halsey, Joseph Champion.

No. 80. Feb 12, 1752. Samuel Wyatt, & Jacob Wyatt of Perq, Planters—for £60 pd by Robt Roe, of Chowan, Hatter—sold 250a in Perq, “land sd Samuel did give to his son Jacob.” Test’ Walter Kippen, Edmund Hatch.

No. 81. Solomon Smith, for £5 pd by Francis Penrice, of Perq, sold 100a on Yeopim Creek, adj Wm Long, & John Smith, sd land “left to me by my father James Smith.” Mar 13, 1752. Test’ Edward Penrice Jun, William Arrenton.

No. 82. Thomas Docton of Perq, for “love I do bear my gr-son James Price of afsd, do grant the privilege to cut, fall, sow, clear, where he shall see fit, on a piece of land on north side of Indian Branch, at the mouth thereof, & after my death I do give sd land to him forever.” April 11, 1752. Test’ Joshua Hubbard, Sarah Field.

No. 83. Ann Caruthers widow, in Perq, for £55 pd by John Caruthers, of afsd, sold 50a on “Roanoke Cahukey Swamp,” adj sd John. May 14, 1751. Test’ James Caruthers Jun, James Joneston.





No. 84. Sept 18, 1752. James Luten of Edenton, for £100 pd by Thomas Bonner, of Chowan Co, sold 300a on north side of Yeopim River in Perq Co, sd land purchased Dec 7, 1750, from Henry Warren. Test’ Edmund Hatch, Thomas Bonner.

No. 85. Joseph Hosea of Perq, farmer—for £10 pd by Francis Layden, of afsd, farmer—sold 50a on South side of Deep Creek, adj Jas Foster. April 16, 1753. Test’ James Gibson, Richd Clayton.

No. 86. John Winslow Jun, of Perq, planter—for £30 pd by Israel Winslow, of afsd planter—sold 100a on No East Side of Newbegun Creek, “at the mouth of a branch & running up into the dismal.” Feb 26, 1753. Test’ Thomas Winslow, Thomas White Jun, Rachel White.

No. 87. Mar 1, 1735. Charles Blount of Chowan Co, for £40 pd by Joseph Harron, of afsd, sold 30a called “Batts Grave,” at the mouth of Yeopim River, on the “No Side of Albemarle Sound, with all houses, orchards, &c.” Test’ Jos Blount, Eliz'th Blount, William Reed.

No. 88. Thomas Hollowell of Perq, Yeoman—for £3 s7 p6 pd by Peter Draper, Yeoman—of afsd, sold 150a at the “Drinking Pond,” on the mouth of “Plum Tree” branch, to the middle of Fork Swamp. April 16, 1753. Test’ —.

No. 89. John Ashley of Perq, for £50 pd by Joseph Ashley, sold 144a on the East side of Yeopim Creek, “which my mother Sarah Ashley gave me,” on line of Dan'l Saint, near a branch that comes out of “Chestons Cove,” & down the branch to the middle of the Cove, to a tree on the old Road. Nov 21, 1751. Test’ William Halsey, John Calloway.

No. 90. April 6, 1753. Alexander McClellan, of Perq, for £17 pd by Jacob Powell, sold 50a on No Side of Perq River, at the mouth of Deep branch, to a line that divides sd land from Thomas Lillies. Test’ John Hollowell, Joseph Riddick, Josiah Granberry.

No. 91. June 23, 1753. Lords Pro’ to Joseph Perisho of Perq, planter—for s3, paid by sd Perishaw, doth grant 65a, in the “Parish of Berkeley, Co of Perq,” adj John Anderson, & sd Perishaw. E. Moseley. Robt Halton.

No. 92. Joseph Perrishaw, of Berkley Parish, in Co of Perq, planter—for £9 s15 pd by William Bateman, of same, planter—assigns “so granted premises.” Nov. 3, 1752. Test’ Thomas Weeks, John Weeks, Thos Weeks Jr, Joseph Weeks.

No. 93. Thomas Jessop, of Cartright Co (Carteret) farmer—for £5 s1 pd by Joseph Winslow sen, sold 64a on Newbegun Creek, & “Thomas Whites Mill swamp, at a place called New Neck, where Joseph Winslow lately lived, to empower Pleasant Winslow relict of sd Joseph dec, to make proper conveyance, as her late husband sold part of sd land; therefore do give unto sd Pleasant land on No East side of Perq River 640a, according to patent.” 17d 3mo 1753. Test’ William White, Joseph Mayo, Joseph Winslow.

No. 94. Pleasant Winslow (widow, & relict, of Joseph), of Perq, in Con’ of a “mistake made in a deed Mar 5, 1744/5 proved to be the now piece of land sold to my late husband, by Thomas Jessop, sd Jessop for regulating sd mistake hath made proper deed, for right of land to Pleasant Winslow, my late husband having sold 160a of the right land, being the upper part to me granted, for £40 pd by John Griffin, I do hereby acquit sd Griffin, & confirm unto him sd land, conveyed by sd Jessop to me.” April 16, 1753. Test’ John Winslow, Ben'j Elliott, Joshua Perisho.





No. 95. Pleasant Winslow, in con’ of a “mistake made by my husband Jos. Winslow, & for regulating sd mistake” (he having disposed of 100a of right land, to Timothy Winslow, for £3, Jan 16, 1748/9, & by sd Timothy given to his son Obed in his will, April 26, 1752) I do hereby sell unto sd Obed Winslow 100a called “Hickory Neck,” adj John Griffin, part of land bought of Thomas Jessop.” April 16, 1753. Test’ John Winslow, Benjamin Elliott, Joshua Perisho.

No. 96. Pleasant Winslow, for “love I do bear towards my dau Miriam Winslow,” have given 200a of Woodland called “Grassy Ridge” given to her in her fathers will Sept 26, 1750, & since in my power to confirm sd gift.” April 16, 1753. Test’ John Winslow, Joshua Perisho, John Griffin.

No. 97. Joseph Elliott of Perq, planter—for “brotherly love I do bear to my brother Thos Elliott, & for just intentions of my dec'd father Thomas Elliott of afsd, have given 87a on So West side of Little River, on fork swamp, up sd swamp to Long Branch, land formerly William Boswells.” May 4, 1752. Test’ Joshua Elliott, Jos Elliott, Thos Elliott.

No. 98. George Eason Sen, of Perq, for £30 pd by George Spivey of Chowan, planter—sold 128a, surveyed by sd Eason, & patented June 28, 1748 on the River Swamp. Dec. 11, 1752. Test’ George Eason, Joshua Hobart, Sarah Field.

No. 99. April 16, 1753. Francis Penrice of Perq, planter—for £10 pd by James Sutton, of afsd, sold 100a on the Sound side, adj Wm Long, & John Smith, purchased of Soloman Smith Mar 1, 1752. His father James Smith. Test’ John Harvey, Charles Blount.

No. 100. John Chancey of Bladen Co, for £125 pd by Charles Jordan Jr, of Perq, conveyed 260a of high land, & 40a of marsh, at the mouth of “wolf pit branch” on line of Jonathan Phelps, “a patent to John Pritlow year 1668.” April 17, 1753. Test’ Joseph White, Samuel Sitterson, John Murdaugh.

No. 101. Nov 6, 1752. John Hunter of Perq, in con’ of £25 pd by John Gordon Jr, of Chowan Co, doth sell 65a in Perq on North Side of “Horse pool Swamp,” patented by William Woodley June 4, 1703, & sold by him to William Hunter, July 15, 1743, sd land bequeathed by sd William Hunter to his son John, in his will, adj his brother Nicholas Hunter, which is part of afsd patent. Test’ Josiah Granbery Jun, George Gordon.

No. 102. Hardy Hunter of Perq, planter—for £32 s55 pd by Moses Eason, of afsd, sold 65a on “Basses branch,” adj John Gordon, to line of Thomas Fullerton, crossing sd swamp, & down swamp to the main desert. Feb 2, 1753. Test’ George Eason, John Price Jr.

No. 103. Sarah Sutton of Perq, for £12 s10 pd by Henry Hall, of afsd, sold 62a which fell to sd Sarah by co-heirship from Richard Sutton dec. April 16, 1753. Test’ Joshua Skinner, John Perry.

No. 104. Susannah Sutton of Perq, for £12 s10 pd by Henry Hall, sold 62a which fell to sd Susannah, by the death of Richard Sutton. April 16, 1753. Test’ Joshua Skinner, John Perry.

No. 105. John Stepney of Perq, for £20 pd by Robert Roe, Hatter—of afsd, sold 150a “given me in my fathers will,” on the So Wt side of Yeopim Creek, at the mouth of “Greens Swamp,” adj sd Roe. May 28, 1753. Test’ William Wyatt, Jacob Wyatt, John Calloway.

No. 106. William Hall, & Jacob Hall, the one of Perq, and the other of Johnston Co, for £40, pd by Thomas Long, sold 250a on Indian Creek in





Perq Co, called “Mill Swamp,” adj Mr. Richard French, grt to Daniel Hall of Perq Aug 16, 1716, & by him “given to his three sons William, Samuel, & Jacob,” & sd William made purchase of sd Samuel 90a, the whole 160a. Mar 12, 1753. Test’ J. Halsey, Mary Halsey, John Smith Jun.

No. 107. Eliz'th Binford, & John Binford my son, of Charles City Co, in Vir, for £75, pd by Samuel Moore, of Perq Co, in N. C. planter—sold 150a on No East Side of Perq River, adj Joseph Ratliff, & on No East side of Seth Sumner, which formerly belonged to James Anderson. June 9, 1753. Test’ Aaron Morris, Joshua Perisho, Jno. Outland.

No. 108. Joseph Creecy of Perq, farmer—for £3 s4 pd by Sarah Branch, widow of Isacher dec, sold to sd Sarahs three sons, Arkil, Isacher, & Joel Branch, 150a “in the edge of a Savannah near the head of Pitch hole branch, to forked branch.” July 11, 1743. Test’ Sarah Callaway, Jos. Ming, James Eggerton.

No. 109. Joseph Hosea of Perq, Bricklayer—for £50 pd by William Trumball, of afsd, Farmer—sold 50a “where sd Trumball now lives,” on the head of Lillies Creek, adj Thos Holloway. July 10, 1753. Test’ James Gibson, Sarah Barclift.

No. 110. Elizabeth Caruthers of Perq have “after my decease given unto my cousin Nathaniel Caruthers (son of Jacob, & Ann his wife) plan’ whereon I now live” 100a on north side of Yeopim River, adj Jacob Caruthers Sen, & Mr Thos Hicks, “if sd Nathaniel should die without issue, I give same to Jacob Caruthers, or next male heir by Ann his wife.” Feb 20, 1753. Test’ Thomas Bonner, Richd Clemens, Elizabeth Wilkins.

No. 111. William Wilson of Perq, for £15 pd by Joseph Riddick, of afsd, sold 50a on South west side of Ballahack Swamp, on sd Josephs line, a patent to Zach Chancey Mar 6, 1740. Seal Oct 13, 1753.

No. 112. Elizabeth Pratt widow, of Perq Co—for “love I bear toward my children, have given. To Mary Pratt 1 negro called Will, To Deborah Pratt 1 negro called Jack, To Richd Pratt 1 negro called Welcome, To Joseph Pratt 1 negro called Tony, at the day of my death.” Sept 12, 1753. Test’ Joseph Creecy Jun, John Stepney.

No. 113. Moses Elliott, planter—of Perq, for £2 s17 p6 pd by my Brother Benj Elliott, of afsd, “convey all right of plan’ whereon I live” 75a part of 200a which has been made over to him, by deed from myself, & son Benj, on North west side of Vosses Creek. Mar 27, 1753. Test’ Joseph Ratliff, Mary Ratliff.

No. 114. Humphrey Griffin Sr, of upper Parish of Nansemond Co, Vir, for £10 pd by John Wallburton, of Chowan Co, N. C. sold land in Perq, on Ming (Minge) Creek, between settlement made by Ephraditus Brinkley, & line of Joseph Burket, sd land given sd Burket, by his father John Burket, & was conveyed by sd Joseph, to me April 15, 1733. Seal Sept. 29, 1753. Humphrey & Martha Griffin. Test’ Elizabeth Griffin, Joseph Griffin.

No. 115. May 3, 1753. George Parsons, of Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, planter—for 9 Barrels of pork, pd by Abraham Mullen, of same, planter—sold 50a on No East Side of Perq River, “part of 356a grt to Richard Whidbee, Oct 19 1716” one half of which sd Whidbee, sold to Samuel Parsons, father of sd George, John, & Mary Parsons. Test’ Thos Weeks, Abraham Riggs.

No. 116. Oct 12, 1753. Elihu Albertson, of Perq, planter—for £15 pd by Edward Turner Sr, of same—sold 125a “on branches of Deep Creek,” out of the





south-west side of Little River, surveyed by John Clayton Esq, Dept surveyor of sd Co. Test’ Thos Weeks, William Weeks.

No. 117. Sept 18, 1753. Moses Davis, in Craven Co, N. C. for £35 pd by Joseph Hurdle of Perq, sold 175a on the main desert, & Long Branch, in Perq, & Chowan Co, part of land Thomas Davis, bought of Thomas Docton, April 19, 1722, & came to sd Moses by the death of his father sd Thomas. Test’ Josiah Granbery, Jr, Hardy Hurdle, Thomas Coffield.

No. 118. Thomas Eason of Perq, for “love I bear my son William” of afsd—have given 175a on the main desert, south of my plan’ adj “patten of John Perry.” Test’ Nicholas Stallings Jr, Jas Eason, Hardy Hurdle. Oct 10, 1753.

No. 119. A. Thomas Lamb of Perq, planter—for £9 s10 pd by William Wilson, of afsd—sold 50a on So Wt side of Perq River, which runs to Cypress Creek, between Henry, & Thos Lamb. July 16, 1753. Test’ Samuel Sitterson, Ben Scarbrough.

No. 119. B. Mar 29, 1753. John Jones of Perq, planter—for £25 pd by Moses Baker, of afsd—sold 150a called “Mill branch” given me by my father Peter Jones, by him patented. Oct 19, 1716, whereon he did live.” Test’ Dan'l Barber, William White, Joseph Gilbert.

No. 120. William Middleton of Perq, farmer—& Sarah his wife, for “love we bear our son Joseph Arnold” of same—do give 110a on west side of Little River, pt of a tract, formerly belonging to Lawrence Arnold, adj Edward Dowdy, Edward Turner, & Elihu Albertson. Jan 17, 1754. Test’ Samuel Parsons, Gabriel Cosand.

No. 121. Thomas Lane of Perq, planter—for £6 pd by James Sitterson, of afsd—Carpenter—sold 52½a, on West side of the Road, adj Mary Barker. Test’ Ephrim Elliott, Samuel Sitterson. Sept 28, 1753.

No. 122. Samuel Newby of Pery, planter—for £70 pd by Francis Jones, of afsd—sold 50a on West side of Perq River, at the “old footway, going to the Island” on the edge of the Swamp, near the mouth of “Holloways Point.” June 24, 1753. Test’ Robt Newby, Wm Newby, James Townsen.

No. 123. Jan 15, 1754. William Middleton, & Sarah his wife, of Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, for £4 s13 pd by Elihu Albertson, of some—sold 440a, on line of Edward Dowdie, & Edward Turner, a grt to Lawrence Arnold. Test’ Samuel Parsons, Gabriel Cosand.

No. 124. Jan 9, 1754. William Blitchenden, for £15 pd by Abraham Wilson, sold 20a near the corner of “Edwards old field, in Mulberry Swamp” adj Joseph Smith, & sd Wilson. Test’ Joseph Murdaugh, Thomas Small.

No. 125. Aaron Wood of Pasq Co, planter—for £30 pd by Dan'l Saint, of Perq, Carpenter—sold 70a, on North East Side of Perq River, & Pocoson, patented by Rich'd Cheston Sr, year 1694, 50a of which was sold to Wm Bogue, Oct. 14, 1718, left in his will, to his dau Miriam, now wife of Gideon Bundy, who sold sd land to me. The other 20a conveyed to me by Thos Bagley. Jan 20, 1754.

No. 126. Pursuant to the will of Truman Moore, we have marked trees, on the “Manor lands,” for a division, between sons of sd Truman; adj Pleasant Winslow, & William White. 18, 7mo 1754. John Moore, Wm White, Daniel Saint.

No. 127. April 1, 1754. Michael Lawrence, & Susannah his wife, for £20 s10, pd by Lemuel Riddick, sold 200a on “Loosing Swamp” in Chowan Co, & Perq, called “Mount Jolly” sd Susannah being the dau of Susannah Larcomb,





late of Nansemond Co, in Vir, dec'd, division having been made between sd Susannah, & her sister Elizabeth, late wife of Hugh Morton dec'd. Test’ Josiah Granbery, Jethro Darden.

No. 128. William Long of Perq, planter—for £13 s10 pd by Joshua Skinner, Exor of Est of John Felt dec'd, “do sell to Job Felt (a minor) son of sd John, 240a adj Edward Wilson, a grant to John Pettiver April 1, 1723” & by him elapsed, & was grt to sd Long Aug 4, 1726, & sold by him to sd Felt, which was never pd, & deed never executed. April 15, 1754. Test’ Wm Wyatt, John Swain.

No. 129. Articles of agreement, between John Griffin, & Uriah Hudson, (over a division of land) have consented to allow William White, & Thomas Newby, to make division, & “do bind ourselves in the sum of £50, never to disturb, or molest each other, in the quiet possession of what is their side of the line laid out” Mar 4, 1754. Test’ Thomas Newby, John Murdaugh.

No. 130. Hannah Sitterson of Perq, for “love I bear my son Samuel, have given 75a whereon he now lives” formerly held by Wm Phelps, & Ralph Boazman, adj William Townsend. Aug 24, 1753. Test’ Jos White, Thos Bullock, John White.

No. 131. Henry Hall of Perq, planter—for “love I bear my son Edward,” of afsd, planter—have given 125a, called “Lazy Point” adj land whereon I now live. Test’ Joshua Skinner, Sarah Skinner. July 11, 1754.

No. 132. July 13, 1754. Samuel Charles of Perq, planter—for £14 pd by William Foster, of same, planter—sold 396a, the Southermost part of a grt to my gr-father, along Whedbees line. Test’ John Whedbee, Richd Whedbee.

No. 133. Joshua Elliott of Perq, planter—for £11 s5 pd by Joseph Winslow, of same, planter—sold 30a, adj Jonathan Sherwood, Benjamin Wilson, & Joseph White. Test’ Joseph Elliott, Thos Elliott. July 15, 1754.

No. 134. Thomas Wiggins of Chowan, & Christian his wife, for £40 pd by Willis Wilson, of Isle of Wight Co, Vir, sold 100a in Perq, according to its most “ancient bounds.” Test’ Robert Fry, John Twine. Narhan'l Field, Edmund Godwin.

No. 135. Samuel Sitterson of Perq, for £25 pd by William Townsend, of afsd, sold 75a between my brother James, & sd Townsend, patented by Daniel Snooks, Feb 25, 1696, & sold by sd Snooks to Edward Holmes, & by sd Holmes to John Lilly, & by sd Lilly dec'd, bequeathed to his daus Sarah, & Hannah Sitterson, sd land given me by my father James Sitterson, in his will. Aug 24, 1753. Test’ Will Skinner, Thos Small, Charles Jordan.

No. 136. William Hollowell of Perq, for £55 pd by Abner Hollowell, of afsd—sold 130a on No East Side of Pocoson, running to Juniper Swamp, adj Rountree, & Field. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Moses Field, Sarah Field. Sept 2, 1754.

No. 137. Joseph Griffin of Chowan, for £3 pd by Jacob Perry Sr, of Perq, sold 50a “at a Marsh on So Side of Hickory Branch.” Oct 21, 1754. Test’ Jonathan Phelps, Francis Nixon.

No. 138. Oct 19, 1754. Mary Henby of Perq, for £18 pd by Gideon Maudlin, of afsd, farmer—sold 143a near Suttons Creek, “patented by John Henby, year 1741, 587a, & was divided between my self, & brother Sylvanus Henby, by our fathers will, 5, 3mo 1752, this being the lower part of sd land.” Test’ Sylvanus Henby, Joseph Barber, John Maudlin.





No. 139. John Hollowell, of Perq, planter—for £6 pd by Joseph Perry, of afsd—sold 35a, part of a patent, to William Kitchen, 1719, adj John Hollowell, and Timothy Clare. Test’ Joseph Winslow, Mary Perry. Oct. 14, 1754.

No. 140. July 29, 1754. John Jackson, of Tyrrel Co, St Andrews Parish, planter—for £22 pd by Charles Taylor, of Perq, Berkeley Parish, planter—sold 80a, on West Side of Little River, in Perq Co, & sd Berkeley Parish, part of 437a grt to Joseph, & John Robinson, Mar 25, 1750, & sold by them to me, & my wife Sarah, & William Magorm, & wife Francis, Oct 13, 1750. Test’ William Weeks, Jeremiah Hendricks.

No. 141. John Lasey of Perq, planter—for £30 pd by John Stone, Carpenter, & his brother William Stone, planter—of afsd, sold 100a on north west side of Vosses Creek, adj Benj Elliott, Abraham Haskett, & Mary Kenyon, widow of John, “being land on which John Stone dec'd, dwelt,” & gave to his sons, John & William Stone. Test’ Jacob Elliott, James Elliott, Joseph Ratliff. Aug 17, 1754.

No. 142. Jacob Perry Sr, of Perq, for £3 pd by Israel Perry, of afsd—sold part of a tract of land, on “Tongue of Reeds” adj sd Jacob, & Joseph Griffin. Test’ Jonathan Phelps, Francis Nixon. Oct Court, 1754.

No. 143. Dec 31, 1754. John Barclift, son of William, of Perq, planter—for £70 pd by Capt Joseph Wilson, “of White Haven, in Cumberland, in Great Brittain, Mariner”—sold 100a in Perq, on So West side of Little River, adj John Arnold dec'd. Test’ Daniel Saint, Francis Nixon.

No. 144. William Trumball of Perq, farmer—for £40 pd by John Stanton, of afsd—farmer, sold 50a at the head of Lillies Creek, adj John Holloway. Test’ John Holloway, Jonathan Sharbo. Feb 15, 1754.

No. 145. Lemuel Snoden of Perq, farmer—for s17 p6 pd by John Barclift, of same, farmer—sold 36½a, on west side of Little River, adj Thos Barclift. Test’ Francis Layden, Tulle Williams. Jan 8, 1755.

No. 146. Dec 24, 1754. John Riddick of Perq, for £89 pd by John Twine, of afsd—sold 100a on So West Side of Perq River, down to River Swamp, part of 450a grt to William Kitchen, April 1, 1713, & by him given to Daniel Rogerson, June 15, 173—, & by sd Rogerson, sold to Martin Asbell, Jan 13, 1732, which descended by his death to his son Pierce Asbell, who sold sd land to sd Riddock. Test’ Jas Norfleet, Luke Sumner.

No. 147. Oct 30, 1754. Abraham Blitchenden, planter—for £5 pd by Thomas Newby, Merchant—sold 100a on So West Side of Perq River, at the mouth of Mulberry Swamp, & the edge of the woods, running to “Drinking Hole Swamp,” adj sd Newby, & Abraham Wilson. Test’ Joseph Murdaugh, Thos Small, Luke Sumner.

No. 148. Reuben Field, & Sarah his wife, for £100 pd by Joshua White, of Perq, sold 330a in the mouth of “Reedy Branch” adj Elias Stallings, & Moses Field, 500a of which was grt to William Hollowell, June 9, 1748, & 200a to Thomas Winslow, 1719. Seal Mar 6, 1755. Test’ Nichols Stallings, Josh'a White, Wm Harris.

No. 149. Moses, & Ann Field of Perq, for £50 pd by John White, (son of Thomas) of afsd—sold 50a in the mouth of a branch, issuing out of the north side of Cypress Swamp, adj Joel Hollowell. Mar 6, 1755. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Josh'a White, Wm Harris.





No. 150. Feb 28, 1755. John Holloway of Perq. planter—for £40 pd by Charles Blount, of Edenton, sold 200a in Perq, patented by my father Thos Holloway, adj Mr Jas Gibson, Mr. Thos Godfrey, & Mr John Barclift. Test’ Jas. Pierce, John Blount.

No. 151. April 21, 1755. Joshua Maudlin of Perq, planter—for £65 pd by Charles Blount, of Edenton, sold 80a, adj Tully Williams, & sd Maudlin. Test’ Ben Harvey, Jno Weeks.

No. 152. April 5, 1755. William Blitchenden, for £65 pd by Thomas Newby, Merch't sold 60a on So West side of Perq River, adj Sam'l Bond, John Smith, & Abraham Willson. Test’ Sam'l Bond, Sarah Newby.

No. 153. Phenias Nixon of Perq, farmer—for s25 pd by Thos Overman, of afsd—sold 50a on the head of his plan’ a patent to sd Nixon. 16, 4mo 1755. Test’ Thos Nicholson, Sam'l Bentley, Josiah Bundy.

No. 154. Mary Winslow (relict of John, late of Perq) for “love I do bear my children Josiah, Miriam, Thomas, Samuel, Ruth, & John Winslow, do give to each, a cow, & calf, to be delivered when them come of age, or marry.” Test’ Joseph Robinson, John Robinson, Joshua Morris. 16-4mo 1755.

No. 155. Moses Elliott, & Judith his wife, of Perq, for £20 pd by Moses Barber, of afsd—sold 98a. 47a of which was grt to Abraham Saunders dec'd, & 41a a new patent, sd land “bequeathed to sd Judah Boice.” April 22, 1755. Test’ Francis Robbins, William Skinner.

No. 156. William Blitchenden, for £3 s15 pd by Thomas Lane, of Perq, sold 30a adj Benjamin Willson, & Abraham Blitchenden. June 8, 1754. Test’ James Sitterson, Sam'l Sitterson.

No. 157. John Perry, Sadler, of Perq—for £24 s13 pd by Joseph Outland, planter—sold 64a “where I now dwell” on No east Side of Perq River, adj Jos Newby, John Lasey, Samuel Moore, Francis Toms, & sd Outland. Sept 9, 1754. Test’ Mary Williams, Joseph Ratliff.

No. 158. John Stone of Perq, planter—for £15 pd by Ben Elliott Sr, of same—sold 40a, on No West Side of Vosses Creek, adj sd Elliott “at the Bear Garden Swamp.” Mar 1, 1755. Test’ Jos Ratliff, Mary Guyer.

No. 159. Benjamin Elliott of Perq, planter—for £15 pd by John Stone, of same—sold 40a on No West Side of Vosses Creek, at the “mouth of Atkins Swamp,” where I now live. Test’ Joseph Ratliff, Mary Guyer. Mar 1, 1755.

No. 160. Joseph Blount of Chowan, & Benjamin Scarbrough, of Perq, for £7 pd by John Harvey of Perq, sold one “dwelling house, on the Court House lot, on Phelps Point” which was built, on sd lot by Col Mac Scarbrough dec'd, & in his will directed to be sold, by public Vendue, & sd Blount has since married Elizabeth widow of sd Mac Scarbrough, Benjamin Scarbrough, eldest son of afsd, did sell sd house, unto John Harvey, he being the highest bidder. July 21, 1755. Test’ Thos Bonner, Charles Moore. Miles Harvey Clk. John Harvey Reg.

No. 161. Abraham Blitchenden of Perq, for £6 pd by Richard Berryman, sold 30a on So Wt Side of Perq River, adj Evan Jones, & Thos Lane, “by the main drinking hole.” Test’ Richd Jones, John Hatfield, Wm Blitchenden. Oct 31, 1754.

No. 162. Benjamin Perry, & Elizabeth his wife, for “love we bear our son-in-law Joel Hollowell, & our dau Miriam his wife,” do give a negro girl, named Lucy 8 years of age. Mar 3, 1755. Test’ Benjamin Perry Jr, Joseph Perry, Nicholas Stallings.





No. 163. Thomas White of Perq, for “love I bear my son Thomas Jr, of afsd—do give all the land I purchased of Daniel Smith, & Arthur Croxton, adj the land whereon my sd son now lives.” 11, 4mo 1755. Test’ Joshua White, John White, Joseph Winslow.

No. 164. Thomas White, for “love I bear my son Joseph, of Perq, do give 100a whereon he now lives” 24, 4mo 1755. Test’ Joshua White, John White, Joseph Winslow.

No. 165. Thomas Overman of Perq, planter—& Miriam my wife, for “love we do bear our son John do give 75a, part of a patent to Christopher Nicholson, year 1714, & given by him to his dau Miriam, now wife of sd Overman, called “Folly land” at the mouth of Gum Swamp, on Suttons Creek,” adj Phenias Nixon. 21, 7mo 1755.

No. 166. Benjamin, & Elizabeth Perry of Perq, for “love we bear our son-in-law John Taylor, & our dau Susannah, his wife, do give one Negro girl, named Dinah 6 years of age, & goods, & chattels in their possession.” Mar 3, 1755. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Joseph Perry, Benjamin Perry.

No. 167. Moses Barber, & John Harmon of Perq, for £13 pd by Robert Avery, of afsd, sold 50a “on the main road, that goes to Edenton,” adj Moses Elliott, and Abraham Saunders. Test’ Charles Jordan, John Murdaugh. July 21, 1755.

No. 168. Jacob Caruthers of Perq, for £15 pd by John Simmons of Chowan, sold 150a on South side of “Jeremiah Pratts Mill Swamp” adj William Woolard. Test’ Robt Sumner, Timothy Truelove. July 21, 1755.

No. 169. Benjamin Simpson Sr, of Yeopim, for “love I bear my son Benjamin Jr,” do give one half of 106a on North Side of Yeopim River. Feb 17, 1755. Test’ Nicholas Williams, John Wallburton.

No. 170. July 21, 1755. Thomas Newby, Merchant, for £65 pd by James Bacon, farmer—sold 80a on So West side of Perq River, adj Samuel Bond, “on Mulberry Branch.” Test’ Joseph Jordan, Francis Newby.

No. 171. Thomas Overman, & Miriam his wife, for £20 pd by Gabriel Cosand, of afsd, sold 75a, part of a tract, called the “Folly land” a patent to Christopher Nicholson, 1714, & by him given to his dau Miriam, wife of sd Overman, at the mouth of “Horsepen branch” along the main road to Henby's line. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, Sarah Barrow, Miriam Nicholson. 21, 7mo 1755.

No. 172. Thomas Overman, for £7 pd by Joseph Jordan, Schoolmaster; of Perq, sold plan’ on which sd Overman now dwells, in the fork of the Road, called “Weeks Road” a division between sd Overman, & Williiam Bundy dec'd. 21, 7mo 1755. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, Thomas Newby, John Overman.

No. 173. Charles Overman Jr, of Perq, Blacksmith—for an exchange of a plan’ with Hannah Boswell, “Widdow of John” in Pasq Co, sold 50a where sd Hannah now lives, on River Pocosin. May 6, 1755. Test’ Thos Nicholson, Joseph Jordan, Thomas Overman.

No. 174. Lords Pro’ grt unto Robert Wilson, planter, or Perq, for s3 paid, 145a on East side of Perq River. E. Moseley, Robert Halton. Test’ William Moore, Truman Moore. Oct Court 1755.

No. 175. Thomas Lane of Perq, planter—for £5 s5 pd by James Sitterson, of afsd, Carpenter—sold 51a in Chowan Co, adj Mary Barker. Oct 14, 1755.

No. 176. Abraham Sanders of Bladen Co N. C. for £33 pd by William Lamb of Perq, sold 190a on So Wt side of Perq River, between lands of





Charles Jordan, & Col John Harvey, to line of John Pritlow. Oct 13, 1755. Test’ Joseph White, Jno Sanders, Jno White.

No. 177. George Spivey of Chowan, planter—for £7 s15 pd by Moses Rountree, of Perq, sold tract of land, “which was grt unto George Eason.” July 12, 1755. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Abraham Hill.

No. 178. Mary Kenyenon of Perq, for £10 pd by Joshua Hasket of afsd—sold 200a on Cypress Branch, adj Joseph Newby, Robt Bogue, & Edward Maudlin, to the middle of pond Swamp, a grt to Peter Albertson. Feb 19, 1755. Test’ Jno Perisho, Sarah Perisho.

No. 179. Benjamin Sanders of Perq, for £17 s15 pd by Sam'l Smith of afsd—sold 34½a adj Joseph, & Joshua Elliott, & Samuel Newby. July 28, 1755. Test’ John Smith, Joseph Smith, John Murdaugh.

No. 180. Joshua Elliott of Perq, for £22 s10 pd by Samuel Smith of afsd—sold 50a in “Little Horse Neck” adj Ben Wilson, & Ben Sanders. July 24, 1755. Test’ Joseph White, Francis Nixon, Jno Smith.

No. 181. Feb 18, 1755. Lords Pro’ grt unto John Perisho of Perq, planter; for s3 pd 235a, “in the Parish of Berkeley, Co of Perq, on No East side of Perq River” adj Joseph Scott. Granville. Francis Corbin. Test’ James Campbell, Richard Niger.

No. 182. July 8, 1749. Lords Pro’ grt unto Joseph Perisho, for s3 pd 140a on North Side of “Beaver Cove Swamp,” Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, “being the surplus land within lines of Francis Toms patent.” E. Moseley. Test’ Thos Relfe, Jno Clayton.

No. 183. Jan 19, 1753. Lords Pro’ grt unto Thomas Hollowell of Perq, 300a in Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, “at a Cypress in the Drinking Pond.” Granville. James Innes. Francis Corbin. Test’ James Campbell, Benjamin Munden.

No. 184. Jonathan Pearson of Perq, in con’ of £35 pd by Samuel Bartlett, late of New England, Mariner—sold 50a on east side of Perq River, adj Thomas Bagley. Jan 19, 1756. Test’ Joseph White, Cornelius Moore, Robert Bogue.

No. 185. Oct 14, 1755. Thos. Stafford of Perq, for £30 pd by Enoch Raper (planters) of afsd, sold 70a on branches of Deep Creek, being the “lower part of a tract,” adj Elihu Albertson, & Jacob Mullen, across to sd Stafford, near Simon Perisho. Test’ Joseph Robinson, Thos. Robinson.

No. 186. Oct 14, 1755. Enoch Raper, planter—of Perq, to Joseph Robinson, Merchant—of afsd, for £40 sold 50a on Sou't side of Little River, “where Christopher Nicholson formerly dwelt, after his death where Wm Bundy dwelt, on a large branch near sd Robinsons house.” Test’ Wm. Tomblin, Thos. Weeks, T. Roberson.

No. 187. Thos Overman of Perq, for £25 pd by Thos Nicholson of afsd, trader—sold 50a adj “Little River Bridge,” sd land sold by Wm Bundy, to sd Overman April 14, 1744, at the mouth of a branch near the Pocosin, to the main public Road, “reserving three small parcels, one for the Meeting house, a deed to my brother Charles, & a deed to Charles Jordan.” Thomas, & Miriam Overman. 27d, 11mo 1755. Test’ Charles Taylor, John Overman, Christopher Nicholson.

No. 188. Cornelius Moore of Perq, for “love I do bear my brother Gideon,” of afsd, have given 116a, adj Wm Bagley dec, “now in possession of Benjamin Maudlin, & Joseph Mayo, near the main Road, plan’ where my father John Moore dec'd did live, but if he die without issue, to my brother Joseph, provided





he deliver up land at Ballahack unto my sister Bettie Bartlett.” Oct 27, 1755. Test’ Benjamin Maudlin, Joseph Mayo, Joseph Ratliff.

No. 189. Cornelius Moore, in con’ of love I do bear my brother Joseph, have given 150a in Balahac near sd Swamp, adj William Moore, & if he die to my sister Bettie Bartlett. Oct 27, 1755. Test’ Benj Munden, Jos Mayo, Joseph Ratliff.

No. 190. Jonathan Sharbo of Perq, planter—for £25 pd by Thos Weeks of same, sold 100a on So West Side of Little River, adj George Gordon, Thos Weeks, & River Pocosin, “a grt to Wm Jackson Jan 1, 1694,” for 312a. Jan 12, 1756. Test’ Jno Weeks, Thos Weeks Jun, Rosamond Barclift.

No. 191. Robert Evans Jun, of Perq, planter—for £12 s10 pd by Pleasant Winslow, widow, of same, planter—sold 60a at the East corner of a tract patented by Thos Jessop, “being a Neck, called New Neck.” Jan 20, 1756. Test’ Jos White, Jos Murdaugh, Francis Toms.

No. 192. George Eason Sen of Perq, in con’ of “love I do bear my son George,” of afsd, have given 175a on South side of my plan’, along a patent I bought of John Perry, to a line between me, & my Brother Thos Eason, dec, & the main Desert. Jan 13, 1756. Test’ Jo Riddick, John Hollowell, Robt Riddick.

No. 193. Aug 29, 1747. Jno. Campbell of Edenton, Merchant—to John Stevenson, of Perq, planter—Whereas; Elizabeth Chandler of St Marys Parish, at Lambeth, in Co of Surry, Grt Britian, Widow—dau of Edward Catchmaid dec, only son of Thomas Catchmaid dec, who was brother, & devisee, named in the will of George Catchmaid dec, of Nancemon, in America, who died seized of land called “Birkswear,” in Perq Co, N. C. (3333a) by virtue of a “grt April 1, 1663, from Sir Wm Berkeley, Gov of Vir,” did by letter of Att’, Feb 12, 1738, appoint Henry Winslow, Gent, of London att’ to take possession of sd land who did by Gen'l Court, July 1740, recover 850a called “Stevensons point,” part of sd land, & sd Elizabeth did “some time after recovery, departed this life,” whereby it descended to William Berkeley, of St Pauls, Covent Garden, Co of Middlesex; eldest son of sd Elizabeth, by her former husband John Berkeley dec, & sd Berkeley, did release sd land unto John Humpage, of Gravesend, in Co Kent, & Ann Hinds, of St Helens London Widow—& they did sell same to George Low, of London, & sd Low did appoint John Campbell, Att’ to dispose of sd land, for a Val’ con’ unto John Stevenson, for £25. Test’ Jos. Anderson, John Nichols, Joseph Sutton.

No. 194. Joseph Sanders, & Mary his wife, in Perq, for £11 pd by Samuel Newby, of afsd, sold 52a of woodland, on Wst side of Perq River, between Benjamin, & Joseph Sanders, adj Joseph, & Samuel Standing, to line of Robt Newby, & down his line to Francis, & Samuel Newby. May 17, 1755. Test’ Edward Robbins, Robt. Newby, Benjamin Sanders.

No. 195. Samuel Charles of Perq, planter—for £17 s10 pd by John Maudlin, planter—of afsd, sold 50a on North East side of Gum Swamp, on So East side of Suttons Creek, adj orphans of James Henby, & line of William Bogue, a piece of new land patented by Foster Toms. Oct 28, 1755. Test’ William Albertson, William Maudlin, John Peirce.

No. 196. Jane Jones widow—relict of Jonathan dec’ of Perq Co, for “love I bear my son Joseph Jones, have given one negro named David—1 feather bed, bolster, & 2 pillows—1 pr of sheets—1 pr of blankets—1 Rug—1 Bedstead,





mat & cord, to be delivered to him when 21 years of age.” Nov 13, 1755. Test’ Thos Jones, John Bateman.

No. 197. Clement Hall of Chowan Co, Clerk—for £45 pd by John Perisho Sen, of Perq, planter—sold 104a on North East side of Perq River, being one pt of 208a formerly Jas. Perishos. April 15, 1756. Test’ James Gibson, Samuel Barclift.

No. 198. Caleb White of Perq, for £10 pd by Julius Bunch, sold 31½a, adj Thos Newby, Thos Elliott, & Nathan Newby, pt of a survey taken up by sd Caleb, year 1755. April 12, 1756. Test’ Reuben Perry, John Brinn.

No. 199. Thomas Godfrey, & Mary his wife of Perq, for £10 s10 pd by James Brinkley of afsd—sold 100a, being pt of land whereon Daniel Hall lived, called “Carpenters old Field” adj John Hopkins. April 19, 1756. Test’ Joseph White, James Gibson, Thos Jones.

No. 200. Hannah Boswell of Perq, widow—in con’ of a “marriage to be solemnized between George Taylor & me” have given unto him 50a in Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, on South side of Little River, near the head thereof, where Charles Overman, formerly lived, around line of John Boswell, now in possession of sd Hannah.” April 17, 1756. Test’ Thomas Weeks Jun.

No. 201. July 15, 1756. Elizabeth Calldrom, & John Harvey, of Perq, “for a con’ sold to John Morris, of afsd 200a on No East side of Perq River, adj Edward Turner, (sd land bequeathed to sd Elizabeth by the will of her father James Cole dec). Said Elizabeth, in the year 1725, (together with her then husband Thos Harvey, Esq dec) did sell unto Richd Morris, of afsd, (father of sd John) a plan who after sd sale died, & shortly after Thos Harvey died. So sd land was never sold according to law, now sd Elizabeth, with John Harvey, eldest son of sd Thomas dec, do set over unto sd John Morris, sd land whereon he now lives.” Test’ Ben Harvey, Miles Harvey.

No. 202. May 26, 1756. Thos Garrett of Chowan, for £20 pd by John Harvey, of Perq sold 200a on South side of Perq River, near sd River, adj Joseph Barrow dec, “formerly in poss’ of Widow Gilbert,” to Samuel Skinner's line, formerly Joseph Burkets, & “Yates old field” pt of a grt unto John Pettiver Dec 20, 1720, & by him sold to sd Garrett, July 20, 1731. Test’ Thos Garrett Jun, Jesse Garrett.

No. 203. Caleb Elliott of Perq, for £5 pd by Joseph Smith Sen of afsd, sold 135a out of a grt unto the said Elliott 1756. July 14, 1756. Test’ John Smith, Benjamin Sanders.

No. 204. Caleb Elliott of Perq, for £40 pd by Reuben Perry, of afsd—sold 55a on Wst side of Cypress Swamp, adj John Boyce, & Gabriel Newby, to the middle of Gum Branch. Test’ Joshua Skinner, John Boyce. July 19, 1756.

No. 205. Caleb Elliott, for £40 pd by John Boyce, of Perq, sold 63a, on sd Elliotts patent line, adj Gabriel Newby, up Gum Branch. July 19, 1756. Test’ Joshua Skinner, Reuben Perry.

No. 206. James Pierce of Perq, Planter—for £10 pd by Jacob Mullen, of afsd—sold 79a, adj Thomas Knowles. Test’ Jas Pierce, Peter Cartright. Mar 12, 1756.

No. 207. George Low of London, packer—Whereas: John Humpage, Mariner, & Ann Hinds, have made release of a plan’ called “Birkswear” in Car, July 15, 1744, “now in occupation of one Henry Winslow, it being to my advantage to sell same, do appoint John Campbell, of Edenton, N. C. Merchant—my Att’ to make suit for recovery of same, & do authorize him to sell to the highest





bidder, & deliver, proceeds to me.” Test’ Archibald Wynn, Benjamin Sharp. July 20, 1746.

No. 208. John Smith of Perq, Merchant—for £42 s13 pd by Ephrim Luten. of Chowan Co, sold 200a in Perq, adj Archibald Holmes, “at the mouth of a small gut,” thence to the Sound. Test’ Jonathan Phillips, Jas Houghton, John Hinds. Oct 19, 1756.

No. 209. Samuel Perry of Perq, Planter—for £30 pd by Samuel Bagley, of afsd—sold 180a on So Side of Indian Branch, adj Benjamin Wilson, formerly given by Thomas Docton, to Samuel Perry. Oct 16, 1756. Test’ James Hunter, Jesse Perry.

No. 210. Thomas Lane of Perq, Planter—for £6 s15 p5 pd by James Sitterson, carpenter—of afsd, sold 62½a formerly held by Wm Blitchenden, & 38a formerly the property of Wm Phelps, adj Abraham Wilson. Oct 15, 1756. Test’ Jacob Wilson, Abraham Mullen.

No. 211. Benjamin Elliott of Perq, for £4 pd by Joshua Elliott, of afsd—sold 100a on So East side of Bosses (Vosses) Creek adj Charles Morgan, Joseph Outland & Joseph Newby, down to the Creek. Oct 18, 1756. Test’ Joseph Sanders, Samuel Smith, Charles Jordan.

No. 212. William Munden of Perq, planter—for £12 pd by Joshua Perisho, Cooper, of afsd—sold 100a on So side of Little River, adj Overman & Winslow. Test’ Obadiah Small, Thomas Robinson, William Barclift, Joseph Robinson. Aug 23, 1756.

No. 213. Wm Munden, for £11 pd by Obadiah Small, of Perq, Cooper—sold 65a on So side of Little River, adj Joshua Perishoe, part of a grt to sd Munden, Feb 17, 1756. Seal Feb 17, 1756. William, & Hannah Munden. Test’ Joshua Perishoe, William Barclift, Thos Robinson, Joseph Robinson.

No. 214. Jan 22, 1756 “We, the subscribers; promise to pay unto Benjamin Weaver Jr, £13 s2 p11, one half in pork, & the other half, in Indian Corn, at market price, before Jan 1—next.” Nathan Newby. Test’ Nathan Simmons.

No. 215. Joseph Winslow of Perq, Yeoman—for £2 s10 pd by John White, son of Thomas White, of afsd—sold 50 on No East side of Perq River, adj Joshua White & Elias Stallings, part of 400a grt unto Thomas Winslow, my gr-father, Nov 11, 1719. Test’ Joshua White, Joel Hollowell, Dan'l Saint. Jan 17, 1757.

No. 216. John Parish, of Tyrrell Co, St Andrews Parish, for £48 pd by John Barclift Sr, of Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, sold 685a, “which my late father John Parish of sd Co, & Parish, did by his will 1738, give to me, his only son,” at the mouth of Deep Creek, except 100a already passed to Wm Colson, & Ann his wife, where he now lives.” Jan 3, 1757. Test’ John Weeks, Thos Weeks Jr.

No. 217. Israel Winslow of Perq, planter—for £5 s8 pd by Benjamin Winslow of afsd, planter—sold 200a, on No East side of Perq River, part of a tract, grt unto John Winslow, adj Jacob Perry, Timothy Winslow, & Thomas White. Test’ Joseph Perry, John Smith. Jan 15, 1757.

No. 218. Richard Cheaston, of Bladen Co, N. C. for £10 pd by Dan'l Saint, (in behalf of Robert Wilson, of Perq) sold to sd Wilson 100a, on No East side of Perq River, called “Grassy Point” part of land, whereon David Harris lived, & left to dau's, Sarah, & Ann Harris, in his will, now in possession of John Morris. Test’ Isaac Overman, Jno Chancey, Sam'l Saint. Nov 27, 1756.





No. 219. Daniel Saint of Perq, Carpenter—for £12 pd by Robt Wilson, of afsd—sold 100a, on No East side of Perq River, called “Grassy Point” the “Manor plan’ on which David Harris lived, & left to his dau, Ann Smith, in his will, adj land left to her sisters, Sarah, & Elizabeth Harris. Jan 18, 1757. Test’ Thos Newby, Aaron Morris, Joseph Riddick.

No. 220. Benjamin Scarbrough, of Perq, for £30 pd by John Hubbard, of afsd, sold 160a, called “Chinquapin Ridge,” adj land sold to me by Wm Arrington, pt of a grt, to Juliana Laker, April 1, 1718/19. Seal April 19, 1757. Test’ William Arrington, Charles Moore.

No. 221. Nov 9, 1755. Lords Pro’, for £10 pd by John Hubbard, doth grant, 79a in the Parish of Berkeley, Co of Perq, on the West side of Perq River, “being the surplus land within bounds, of a patent, to Nathan Newby. Granville. Francis Corbin, Ben Wheatley. Test’ Robert Kirshaw.

No. 222. Benjamin Scarbrough of Perq, for £30 pd by William Arrington, of afsd, Planter—sold 160a, on South Side of Perq River, by the side of Deep Branch, “near Castletons Creek Swamp.” April 20, 1757. Test’ John Hubbard, Charles Moore.

No. 223. April 7, 1757. Joshua Small, & Charity his wife, of Perq, for £25 pd by William Davis, of afsd—sold 50a, on “So Side of Loosing Swamp,” pt of 888a grt to John Harris, & John Lackum, April 21, 1695, & sold by them to John Moseley, who conveyed sd land to Jas. Redding, who bequeathed it in his will, to his son James, he dying intestate, it came to John Redding, his brother, who bequeathed sd land in his will, to his sisters; Rachel Davis, Mary Davis, & Charity Small, which sd lot did fall, to sd wife of sd Joshua. Test’ Henry Hill, Isaac Hill, Marmaduke Norfleet.

No. 224. Wm Woolard, & Mary his wife, of Chowan, for £30 pd by Joseph Williams, late of Vir’, sold 175a on “north side of Mr. Jeremiah Pratts, Mill Swamp,” patented by Mr Wm Wyatt, 1745, & sold by him to me. Oct 1, 1756. Test’ John Vail, Thos Williams.

No. 225. Caleb Elliott of Perq, for £5 pd by Joseph Newby, sold unto James Wilson, son of Isaac, Dec'd, (a minor) 75a, adj Pritlow Ellott, & Thomas Newby, down Mill Swamp, to line of Gabriel Newby. Jan 17, 1757. Test’ Haig Elliott, Penina Elliott.

No. 226. Sept 2, 1756. William Magound, & Frances, his wife, of Perq, for £30 pd by Aaron Jackson, of afsd, sold 52½a, on So West side of Little River, at the mouth of “Doctons Branch,” to Thos Weeks back line. Test’ John Bartlet, Isaac Sitterson, John Weeks.

No. 227. Aug 16, 1756. Joseph Harron of Chowan, Mariner—for £50 pd by Joseph Creecy, of Perq, Planter—sold 27a on North Side of Albemarle Sound, at the mouth of Yeopim River, known by the name of “Batts grave.” Test’ Andrew Knox, John Simmons, Argile Simmons.

No. 228. Thomas Bagley of Perq, Planter—for £10 s10 pd by Sam'l Bartlet, of afsd, Mariner—sold 14a on East Side of Perq River, on lines of sd Bartlet, & Bagley. Mar 31, 1757. Test’ Dan'l Saint, Jos. Ratliff.

No. 229. Samuel Bagley, Bricklayer—for £50 pd by Robt Evans, Jun, Planter—of Perq sold 100a, adj Thomas Hollowell, Peter Pierson, & Gideon Bundy, to line of Aaron Wood. Nov 9, 1756. Test’ Abner Eason, Jéremiah Bundy.





No. 230. Mar 19, 1751. Thos Lane Sen, Planter—for £4 pd by John Chappel, Planter—sold 30a, Between Richard Berryman, & James Sitterson. Test’ Thomas Newby, John Murdaugh, Jos Jordan.

No. 231. Robert Riddick of Perq, for 5s pd by John Harmon, of afsd, sold “one grist mill, in the fork of Castletons Creek, with all appurtenances.” April 19, 1757. Test’ Jos White, Jas Sitterson, Ben Scarbrough.

232. May 13, 1753. Lords Pro’ grant unto Joseph Creecy, of Chowan Co, Gent—for 3s paid “grt land in Parish of Berkeley Co of Perq,” 290a on Eggertons line, for “the yearly rent of s11 p8, for every hundred acres, to be paid before the feast of St Michael,” at the Court House of Perq. Granville, James Innes, Fra Corbin. Miles Gale, Jas Campbell.

No. 233. Abraham Wilson of Perq, Hatter—for £65 pd by Isaac Vic, Hatter—late of Craven Co, sold one Negro Wench, 15 years of age, Named Juda, & one Negro girl, Named Phillis. June 1, 1757. Test’ John Lain, Joseph Lain.

No. 234. Simon Stallings of Perq, planter—for £21 s6 p8 pd by Isaac Lilly, of afsd, sold 232a, adj Thos Hobbs, James Field, Thos. Rountree, & sd Stallings, pt of a patent unto Thomas Blitchenden Dec 6, 1728, & 182a grt to sd Blitchenden, Nov 18, 1727, “an Est of inheritance.” Mar 2, 1757. Test’ Abraham Riddick, Nicholas Stallings, Joseph Lilly.

No. 235. July 8, 1757. Joseph Creecy, of Perq, to Joseph Outland, of afsd, planter—Whereas; Thos Nicholson of Perq, had an attachment agst the Est of George Taylor, for £3 13s 4p, & Joseph Robinson of same, prosecuted another attachment agst sd Est, (for debt due him in Oct Court) & likewise Joseph Outland, for £5 4s 4p in same Co; & obtained Judgment, for sd sums due them. Joseph Creecy, Sheriff of sd Co, made return “that there was no goods, or chattels of sd Taylor to be found,” & did expose for sale a tract of land at public Vendue, which sd Joseph Outland purchased, for £25 being the highest bidder.” Test’ Jasper Charlton, Joseph Robinson.

No. 236. William Halsey, & Martha his wife, of Perq, for “love we bear our dau Christian Knox, “& in con’ of 3s pd by sd Christian, gave 51a between Eggertons Mill & Pratts Mill,” Northermost pt of plan’ where sd Halsey lives,” adj land of the late John Matthias. Aug 7, 1756. Test’ Joseph Creecy, Thomas Ward.

No. 237. Richard Wood of Perq, Tayler—for £79 pd by John Clayton, of afsd, sold 99a, on East side of Suttons Creek, adj Whidbee, & Elizabeth Riggs, grt “unto George Sutton May 22, 1694, & by him in his will bequeathed to his dau *Deborah,” & by heirship to her son Richard Wood. May 19, 1755. Test’ John Wilkins, Richard Whidbee.

No. 238. Feb 3, 1756. Lords Pro’ in con’ of 10s pd by Caleb Elliott, of Perq, “hath grt land in Berkeley Parish, Co of Perq,” 480a on the Wst Side of Perq River, adj Thos Newby, & Thomas Elliott. Granville. Frans Corbin, Ben Wheatley. Test’ Richd. Vigers.

No. 239. Sarah Modlin of Perq, for “love I bear my children; Joseph, Ashley, dau Esbill, & Jethro Modlin, do give goods & chattels.” Jan 21, 1757. Test’ John Swain, George Nichols.

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No. 240. Nov 8, 1756. Joseph Smith of Perq, planter—for £20 pd by James Bacon, of Nansemond Co, Vir’, Planter—sold 50a, adj Samuel Bond, & Abraham Wilson, to line of Mary Baker. Test’ Thomas Newby, Joseph Murdaugh.

No. 241. William Arenton of Perq, planter—for £45 pd by Edward Penrice, of afsd, planter—sold 193a, “land that fell to me from my Mother, & Uncle Samuel Bond,” on North side of Albemarle Sound, adj Henry, & Edward Hall, & along his line to Bentleys Creek, & Wm Longs line, pt of a tract “belonging to Edward Willson.” Mar 5, 1757. Test’ William Wyatt, Wm. Ashley.

No. 242. Feb 28, 1757. John Smith, of Beaufort Co, for £16 pd by Ephrim Sutton, of Perq, sold 100a, on “So Side of Franks Creek,” adj James Sutton, & John Felt. Test’ Arthur Allen, Robt. Turner.

No. 243. April 13, 1757. Peter Parker of Perq, Planter—for £16 pd by Darby Moore, of afsd, sold 50a, on Gum Swamp, adj Thos Boswell. Test’ Elisha Parker, Thos Bozwell.

No. 244. Oct. 18, 1757. John Chancey, & Miriam his wife, of Bladen Co N. C. for £50 pd by Sylvanus Willson, sold 150a, in Perq Co, on So Wst Side of Perq River, adj Thos Jones, & John Jones, “with 150a (now belonging to Thos Jones) grt unto Thos Paine, April 20, 1694, & was given to his son Joseph, in his will,” & sd Joseph, bequeathed same to his son Thomas, & sd Thomas dying intestate, sd land fell to Miriam Chancey, wife of sd John, & Rebecca Wilson, wife of sd Sylvanus, who were sisters, & co-heirs of sd Thomas Paine, dec'd. Test’ Nath'n Newby, Robt Newby, Jas Sitterson.

No. 245. Sept 19, 1757. George Fletcher, of Hide Co, for £26 pd by John Harvey, of Perq, sold 104a, on No East Side of Perq River, adj Thos Bateman, up the Branch that divides sd land from Thos Sherrods, (orphan of David dec'd) sd land “with like quantity belonging to sd Sherrad was grt to Thos Attoway, July 26, 1708,” & was sold after his death, by Elenor his dau, to Harris Willoby Mar 27, 1716, & by sd Willoby, conveyed unto Thomas Collins, April 15, 1717, & by sd Collins, to Ralph Fletcher, father of sd George, Jan 10, 1721/2, & was “bequeathed to his son in his will.” Test’ Joseph Ratliff, Joshua Fletcher.

No. 246. Joseph Lilly, of Chowan, Husbandman—for £8 pd by Daniel Rogerson, of Perq Husbandman—sold 50a, in the “Pine Woods,” pt of a patent to Thos Lilly, adj Isaac Willson, & along Daniel Snooks line, to the main Road. Oct 17, 1757. Test’ John Callaway, Solom Wyatt, Isiah Rogerson.

No. 247. John Barclift Sen, of Perq, for “love I bear my son John of same,” Farmer—have given 324a, on So Wt Side of Little River, & the “upper side of Deep Creek, where John Parish formerly lived.” Sept 17, 1757. John & Ann Barclift. Test’ James Gibson, William Barclift.

No. 248. Oct 20, 1758. Luke, & Sam'l Bond, Jun, to Abraham Willson, for £40 sold 100a, on No Wst side of Cypress Creek, at the mouth of a Branch next to the Bridge, to the road, & Joseph Smiths line. Test’ Jos Jordan, Jos Lain, Thos Newby.

No. 249. Aug 1, 1757. Samuel Bond Jun, for £60 pd by Joseph Murdaugh, sold 220a, on the west side of Cypress Creek, at the mouth of “Bull Branch,” adj James Bacon, Joseph Smith, & Abraham Willson, to Branch called “Tarklin.” Test’ Thos Newby, Joshua Fletcher, John Pearson.

No. 250. Oct 18, 1757. John, & Miriam Chancey, of Bladen Co N. C. for £25 pd by John Jones, of Perq, sold 435a, on So West Side of Perq River, commonly called “Morrises” adj William Hall, “land whereon sd Jones now liveth,” sd





land purchased of James Beasley, by Thos Pain, Nov 17, 1727, & was conveyed unto Joseph Paine, Mar 7, 1736, & in his will “bequeathed unto his dau Miriam, the now wife of sd John Chancey.” Test’ Jno Harvey, John Murdaugh.

No. 251. Silvanus Henbe, of Perq, farmer—for £25 pd by Joshua Boswell, of afsd, farmer—sold 93½a, near “Long branch of Suttons Creek, pt of a tract patented in 1740, by my father John Henbe, sd land given me in his will,” adj Sam'l Charles. 18d, 8mo 1757. Test’ Gideon Modlin, Joseph Farmer, Wm Albertson.

No. 252. Sept 21, 1757. John Harvey of Perq, for £35 pd by Abraham Turner, of afsd, sold 104a, on No East Side of Perq River, adj Thomas Bateman, “sd land half of 208a grt to Thomas Attoway July 26, 1708, & was after his death sold by Ellena his dau to Harris Willoby, Mar 27, 1716,” & by sd Willoby, conveyed unto Thos Collins, April 15, 1717, & by sd Collins, sold to Ralph Fletcher, Jan 10, 1721/2, & by sd Fletcher, in his will given to his son George, & by sd George, Sept 29, 1757 deeded to me. Test’ Ben Harvey, Edward Turner.

No. 253. John Hubbard of Perq, Planter—for £12 pd by Timothy Walton, of Chowan Co, sold 60a, on So Side of Perq River, a grt unto Julianna Laker, called “Chinquepin Ridge,” adj Benj'm Scarbrough. June 20, 1757. Test’ William Arrenton, Richd Walton.

No. 254. Edward Turner of Perq, “for love I bear my son Joseph,” of afsd, do give 53a, on Deep Creek, “being the middle pt of a grt unto Thomas Collins,” July 20, 1717, adj Elisha Albertson, & Elihu Albertson. Oct 10, 1757. Test’ Wm Bedgood, Abraham Turner, Joseph Ratliff.

No. 255. Edward Turner, for “love I bear my son John,” do give 58a, on west side of Deep Creek, pt of a grt unto Thos Collins July 20, 1717, on line of Elihu Albertson. Oct 17, 1757. Test’ Wm Bedgood, Abraham Turner, Joseph Ratliff.

No. 256. Robert Wilson, for “good will, & aff’ I bear unto my gr-son William Townsen, do give one negro boy named Scipio, if he die without issue, to my gr-dau Rachel Townsend, & if she die, to any other child of William, & Rachel Townsen, & for want of such issue to de divided between children of Timothy Winslow,” 9d, 4mo 1757. Test’ Rachel Townsen, Benjamin Pike, John Mann, Wm Townsend.

No. 257. Will'm Willson of Perq, for £9 s10 pd by Thos. Lamb, of afore’ sold 50a on So Wt side of Perq River, between Henry & Thomas Lamb, running to Cypress Creek, & the main Road. May 4, 1757. Test’ Sam'l Sitterson, Thos Elliott.

No. 258. Joshua Elliott of Perq, for £80 pd by Samuel Smith, of afsd, sold 190a, plan’ “whereon I live,” on East side of Cypress Swamp, adj Benjamin Sanders, & up sd Swamp to Joseph Winslows, & along his line, to Joseph Elliotts. Oct 17, 1757. Test’ John Smith, Joseph Smith, Charles Jordan.

No. 259. John Winslow of Perq, planter—for £5 pd by Benjamin Winslow, of afsd, Planter—sold “Moiety of land patented by Wm Moore 1668,” on No East Side of Perq River, at the mouth of Great Branch, to line of sd Benjamin Winslow. Jan 17, 1758. Test’ Hannah Winslow, Elizabeth Winslow.

No. 260. Abraham Willson of Perq, for £20 pd by Benjamin Wilson, of same, sold 80a, on So Wst Side of Perq River, near “Edwards old field” in Mulberry Swamp. Jan 17, 1758. Test’ John Page, Jas. Sitterson, Elias Stallings.





No. 261. Jonathan Sharbo, of Pasquotank Co, for £23 pd by Joseph Newby, Millwright—sold 100a, on No Wst Side of Vosses Creek, adj Roger Kenynion dec'd, on line of sd Newby, which was formerly Francis Toms Sen, dec'd, & land where Thomas Sharbo formerly lived. Jan 7, 1758. Test’ Joseph Outland, Micajah Jordan.

No. 262. Nov 12, 1757. Charles Taylor Sen, of Pasquotank Co, for £30 pd by Aaron Jackson, of Perq, sold 80a, on So Wst side of Little River, “being the lowermost pt of a grt unto Joseph, & John Robinson Mar 25, 1749,” & conveyed by sd Joseph, & John, to John Jackson, & Sarah his wife, & William Magound, & Frances his wife, Oct 13, 1750, & sold by John Jackson to me, July 20, 1751. Charles & Ellender Taylor. Test’ John Douglas, John Nixon, John Nichols.

No. 263. Mar 1, 1758. Sylvanus Willson, & Rebecca his wife, of New Hanover Co, N. C. for £150 pd by Joseph White, of Perq, sold 150a, on So Wst Side of Perq River, adj Thos Jones, Thos Paine, & John Jones back lines, which (with 150a belonging to Thos Jones) was “grt to Thomas Paine, April 20, 1694,” & was given by him in his will, to his son Joseph, & by him to his son Thomas, & sd Thomas “dying intestate, did descend unto Miriam Chancey, wife of John, & Rebecca Willson, wife of sd Sylvanus.” Test’ William Bell, Hannah Bell, Edmund Chancey.

No. 264. John Mann, of Pasquotank Co, & Thomas Knoles, of Perq, for £19 pd by George Shell, of same, Tailor—sold 50a, in Perq, adj Joseph Weeks, & Samuel Wright, “where William Knoles dec'd formerly lived.” April 17, 1755. Test’ Joseph Jordan, Jesse Eason.

No. 265. John Riddick, of Tyrrel Co N. C. for 20s pd by Isaac Lilly, of Perq, sold 50a, in Perq, pt of “640a grt unto Elias Stallings, which is all the right I ever had in sd Patent.” Oct 13, 1757. Test’ Joseph Perry, Daniel Rogerson, Nicholas Stallings.

No. 266. Jan 1, 1758. Thomas Rountree, Sen, of Chowan Co, for £20 pd by Jacob Spive, of afore’ sold 50a, on North side of Perq River, “on Hickory Ridge,” pt of “land sold by Joseph Jessop, to Thos. Rountree, & by his will to sd Thomas.” Test’ Thomas Acon, Guy Hill.

No. 267. Mar 23, 1758. Edward Penrice, of Perq, for £35 pd by John Harvey, sold 200a, on West Side of Mings Creek, adj Henry Hall, sd land “patented by Edward Wilson June 24, 1704. & descended to his dau Sarah, who married Thos Williams,” & was sold by sd Sarah, & Thomas to Richard Bounds, & by “him bequeathed to his sons, Edward & Samuel, who both died under age, when sd land descended to sd Edward Penrice, & William Arrington in right of their Mothers,” & sd Arrington assigned his right to me. Test’ Andrew McHenry, John Callaway.

No. 268. April 8, 1758. Benjamin Scarbrough, of Perq, for £60 pd by John White, of afsd, sold 475a, on the head of Perishoes Creek, sd land “patented by Julianna Lakers April 10, 1704, & by her given to Macrora Scarbrough, & by his will given to his son sd Benjamin,” July —, 1731. Test’ John Hubbard, Absalom Alphin.

No. 269. Robert Cocks, of Perq, Planter—for £12 s10 pd by Thomas Boswell, of afsd, planter—sold 50a, on So west Side of Little River. — 17, 1758. Test’ Benjamin Munden, Joseph Jordan.

No. 270. Matthew Pritchard, of Perq, for £30 pd by Samuel Newby, of afsd, sold 50a of woodland on West side of Perq River, adj Robt Willson, to





sd Newbys Mill road, & Deep branch. April 18, 1758. Test’ Jos White, Geo Nichols, Wm Townsen.

No. 271. John Barclift of Perq, Planter—for £20 s5 p9, pd by Joseph Riddick, of afsd, sold 180a, on “Shitten Gut,” adj James Foster. Nov. 21, 1757.

No. 272. Dec 16, 1757. Guy Hill of Chowan Co, for £3 pd by Thomas Rountree, Sen, of afsd, sold 50a, in Perq on No east side of Perq River, adj Elias Stallings, pt of 400a pattented by Thomas Winslow, Nov. 11, 1719. Test’ Thomas Acon, Jacob Spive.

No. 273. William Lacey of Perq, Planter—for £60 pd by Joseph Newby, of afsd, millwright—sold 125a, on north east side of Perq River, being “plan whereon William Lacey Sen dec'd lived,” adj land of Jas Lacey, & John Guyer dec'd, Joseph Newby, William Lacey, & Sarah Lacey. Nov 30, 1757. Test’ George Shell, James Elliott, Matthew Jordan.

No. 274. William Eason of Perq, for £18 pd by Joshua Boswell, of afsd, sold tract, called “Persimmon tree land,” adj Thomas Hollowell, sd land the “upper half of 183a, sd Boswell to have the upper part 91½a.” Jan 23, 1758. Test’ Elias Stallings, Dempsey Perry, Nicholas Stallings.

No. 275. John Goodwin of Chowan Co, for a val’ con’ assigns “right of within” deed (from Zach Chancey in the year 1744, & Reg in Perq Co), unto Richard Goodwin. May 23, 1757. Test’ Sam'l Sitterson, Miriam Sitterson.

No. 276. Jacob Docton of Perq, for “love I bear my son-in-law Samuel Bagley,” of same, Bricklayer—do give 25a, adj James Price, Abner Eason, & sd Docton. Jan 31, 1758. Test’ Jno Page, Ben Wilson, Reuben Eason.

No. 277. April 9, 1758. Andrew Knox, of Perq, for £40 pd by William Flury, of afsd, sold 50a (which formerly belonged to William Halsey, dec'd, & was by him, & his wife Martha, given to Christian Knox, wife of sd Andrew), adj land of John Matthias, dec'd, & Thomas Halsey. Test’ John Donnelson, Thos Halsey.

No. 278. Nov 20, 1758. John Harvey of Perq, for £200 pd by Isaac Sanders, of same, sold 400a, (except cleared, & enclosed dwelling plan’ of James Sitterson, & William Townsen) on So Wst Side of Perq River, on a Creek formerly called “Robert Wilsons Creek,” (on south side of same), along River side, sd land “grt unto Jonathan Phelps, Feb 6, in the 20 year of our province of N. C. who in his will, gave sd land to his son Samuel, & was by sd Samuel, given in his will to his sons, Jonathan, & James,” sd two sons dying intestate, before they were of age, the land fell unto William Phelps, “only surviving brother of afsd,” who in his will, gave sd land unto John Harvey. Test’ Joseph White, Miles Harvey.

No. 279. July 17, 1758. Francis Toms of Perq, for £20 pd by Jacob Jacobs, of afsd, sold 100a, adj “4a, belonging to sd Jacobs.” Test’ Nicholas Collins, Nathan Newby.

No. 280. July 17, 1758. Nathan Newby of Perq, for £4 pd by Jacob Jacobs, of afsd, sold 4a, pt of land that “Mary Newby purchased of James Morgan,” adj Francis Toms. Test’ Francis Toms, Nicholas Collins.

No. 281. July 15, 1758. Wm. Flury of Perq, for £40 pd by Andrew Knox, of same, sold 50a, at the head of Yeopim Creek, adj John Matthias dec, & Thomas Halsey, “formerly belonging to William Halsey.” Test’ Joshua Skinner, John Calloway, Robert Turner.





No. 282. Joshua Maudlin of Perq, Farmer—for £19 pd by John Whedbee, of afsd, Gent, sold 170a, on “Rattle Snake Ridge” adj Turner, & Joseph Sutton Jun. May 22, 1758. Test’ Henry Williamson, Richard Whedbee.

No. 283. Samuel Barclift, for £18 pd by John Whidbee, both of Perq, conveyed 100a, on north East side of Perq River, “surveyed for George Sutton Sen, Nov 15, 1722,” adj Edward Turners new line. Oct 8, 1757. Test’ Henry Williamson, Thos Nichols, George Reed.

No. 284. Isaac Lilly of Perq, for £2 pd by Thomas Hurdle, of Chowan Co, sold 50a, in Perq, pt of a grt unto Elias Stallings, who sold sd land to John Riddick, & he by “deed of gift” assigned same to sd Lilly. May 29, 1758. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Elias Stallings.

No. 285. Joshua Elliott Sen, of Perq, for “love I bear my son Joshua,” of afsd, have given a negro boy (named Peter), 3 years old. May 13, 1758. Test’ Samuel Smith, Leah Smith.

No. 286. Joseph Winslow of Perq, schoolmaster—for £20 pd by Jonathan Sharrod, of same, sold 30a, adj Benjamin Wilson, & Joseph Elliott. Jan 23, 1758. Test’ Joshua Elliott, Sen, Joshua Elliott Jun, Isaac Elliott.

No. 287. Feb 23, 1758. Martha Ann Kippen, of Edenton, Innholder—for £100 pd by John Thatch, of Chowan Co, sold 350a, on Indian Creek, in Perq Co, (sd Creek issuing out of Yeopim River,) adj Thomas Long, 150a, of which was conveyed to Richd Leary, by sd Long as a dowery for his dau, wife of sd Leary, pt of a greater tract, surveyed for sd Long, on the “East side of Mill Swamp, & the upper branch of Horsepen branch, 500a.” Test’ Thomas Bonner, Henderson Standin.

No. 288. Isaac Lamb of Perq, for £25 pd by Pritlow Elliott, of afsd, sold 24a, on So Wst shore of Cypress Swamp, adj Gabriel Newby, & Reuben Perry. Oct 12, 1758. Test’ Reuben Perry, Joseph Smith, John Boyce.

No. 289. Edward Turner, for £30 pd by John Widbee, Gent, sold 230a, on East Side of Perq River, in the Parish of Berkeley, & on Est side of “Beaver Dam Swamp,” adj sd Whidbee, to Long Branch. Oct 16, 1758. Test’ Michael Smith, Henry Williamson.

No. 290. Oct 16, 1758. William Skinner Esq, of Perq Sheriff; Whereas: Ann Cary, Henry Stephens, & Edward Woodcoc, Exors of the Est of Robt Cary Esq, of London, Mehch't—dec'd; hath an attachment, agst the Est of Theopholus Pugh, late of sd Co, dec'd (lately in the hands of Benjamin Hill, of Bertie Co, Ex of sd Pugh, but now in hands of Robert Jones Jr, Ex of sd Benjamin Hill dec'd) for the sum of £874, s 5 p 4, and sd parties, did obtain Judgment, (for money due them), & sd Sheriff of Perq, made returns;” that there is no goods, or chattels, of sd Pugh, to be found” & in order to satisfy same, did expose for sale, at public Vendue, 100a “property of sd Pugh,” Joseph Moore being the highest bidder. Test’ N. Collins, Isaac Saunders.

No. 291. Thomas Nicholson of Perq, for £30 pd by “my father-in-law William Bundy,” of afsd, & acquit Sarah Pritchard, dau of sd William, sold 25a, one half of land bought of John Nixon by sd Thomas, adj sd Bundy. 16d, 10mo 1758. Test’ William Albertson, Joseph Outland.

No. 292. Oct 12, 1758. John Wallburton of Chowan Co, Gent—for £40 pd by Joshua Elliott, of Perq, sold land on Ming Creek, below settlement made by Ephraditus Brinkley, pt of a tract given to Joseph Burket, by his






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B. Newby's Bridge, just beyond Belvidere.
C. Perquimans High School.

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father John Burket, dec'd, & sd Joseph, conveyed unto Humphrey Griffin, April 15, 1733. Test’ Robt Fletcher, Caleb Clurely, John Huges.

No. 293. Isaac Lamb for £3 pd by Joseph Smith, sold 15a, on Wst Side of Cypress Creek, being sd Lambs new survey. Oct 12, 1758. Test’ Reu'n Perry, John Boyce, Pritlow Elliott.

No. 294. Isaac Lamb for £15 pd by John Boyce, sold land on west side of Cypress Creek, “where sd Boyce now dwells,” adj Joseph Smith, & Reuben Perry. Oct 12, 1758. Test’ Reuben Perry, Joseph Smith Pritlow Elliott.

No. 295. Timothy Lilly, of Chowan, for £35 pd by Joseph Winslow, of Perq, Schoolmaster—sold 130a, in Perq “on Burnt Pocosin,” adj Dan'l Rogerson, & Jacob Perry, pt of a “patent unto Thomas Blitchenden.” Oct 12, 1758. Test’ Jacob Powell, Ann Powell.

No. 296. Lords Pro’ grt unto Archibald Holmes, of Perq, 543a, on north side of Albemarle Sound, adj Edward Wilson, to Lakers Creek, due for trans’. June 24, 1704. Robt Daniel, Francis Toms, Thos Pollock, John Ardeme. Rec By Thos Snoden Clk of Sec office, July 21, 1704.

No. 297. Jan 16, 1759. Andrew Knox, Ex of James Haughton dec, of Perq, for £100 s 14, “doth acquit Edward Hall,” who bought 150a, of land “directed to be sold, by sd Huoghton, whereon he did live, at public Vendue,” sd land on North Side of Yeopim River. Test’ Will Skinner, Seth Sumner.

No. 298. Jan 15, 1759. John Harvey for £42 s 10, pd by Andrew Collins, sold 200a, on the Wst side of Mings Creek, adj Henry Hall, pt of a patent unto Edward Wilson, June 24, 1704, which at his death descended to Sarah (his dau), the wife of Thomas Williams, & was sold by them, to Richd Bounds, & by sd Bounds bequeathed to his sons, Edward, & Samuel, “who died under age, when sd land fell by heirship, to Edward Penrice, & William Arrington, in right of their mothers,” sd Arrington, sold his pt unto sd Penrice, & he sold same, to John Harvey. Test’ Joseph Robinson, John Wallburton.

No. 299. William Davis, & Mary his wife, of Edgecombe Co, N. C. are bound unto Marmaduke Norfleet, of Perq, in the sum of £200, June 28, 1757, & sold to sd Norfleet 60a, on South side of Loosing Swamp, adj the Desert, sd plan’ being “part of a grt which John Riddick, gave his sisters,” Rachel, Charity, & Mary, the last, wife of sd William Davis. Reg Jan 31, 1759. Test’ Arthur Bell, Marmaduke Norfleet Jun, Reuben Perry.

No. 300. Robert Riddick, of Perq, for £5 pd by James Price, of afsd, sold 95a, on west side of the head of Perq River, in the desert, adj Lemuel Powell, & “up River Swamp.” Nov 29, 1758. Test’ Samuel Bagley, Simon Stallings, Christian Reed.

No. 301. Benjamin Simpson of Perq, for “love I bear my son Samuel,” of afsd, and s1 pd, hath given 53a on No East Side of “Browns Mill Swamp,” whereon sd Benjamin now dwells, & the other half, being the property of Benjamin Simpson Jun. adj Jas Eggerton dec. Jan 9, 1759. Test’ Andrew Knox, Jas Eggerton, John Crabb.

No. 302. Josiah Perrishoe of Perq, for “love & the effectual complying, with the will, of my brother John, do give unto my brother Joseph, plan’, which sd John, purchased of Clement Hall, 104a on No East Side of Perq River, adj a parcel of land, given by my dec father, John Perrishoe, to his





sons; Joseph, & Samuel, adj “Beaver Pond,” being pt of 108a, belonging to Jas Perrishoe dec, sd Josiah the eldest son of sd John. Jan 15, 1759. Test’ John Harvey, James Eggerton.

No. 303. Sept 13, 1758. John Foans, of Chowan Co, for £5, s 10, pd by John Twine, sold 100a, in Perq on “Willifords Branch,” adj John Hollowell, & sd Twine. Test’ Jos Riddick, Joseph Perry, Thos Acon.

No. 304. Oct 21, 1758. Joshua Albertson of Perq, for £49 pd by Nath'l Albertson of afsd, sold 70a, on No East side of Perq River, & upper side of Suttons Creek, “which my dec'd father, Arthur Albertson, of Berkeley Parish, gave me in his will, his eldest son,” adj Jesse Winslow. Test’ John Harvey, Albert Albertson.

No. 305. Jacob Perry Sen, of Perq, wheelwright—for “love I bear my son John,” of afsd, have given 200a, on Deep Creek, adj Snooks line, to line of Isaac Perry. Jan 12, 1758. Test’ Jacob Perry Jun, Dempsey Perry.

No. 306. Solomon Wyatt, & Sarah his wife, of Perq, for £25 pd by Jacob Powell, of afsd, sold 100a, on So West side of Perq River, adj Isaac Wilson, to Deep Branch, pt of a grt unto William Kitchen, & Margaret Snooks, April 1, 1713, & conveyed by them to William Carman, & by him in his will, to sd Sarah Wyatt. Dec 19, 1758. Test’ John Hollowell, Daniel Rogerson, Rasiah Lilly.

No. 307. Isaac Lamb of Perq, for £25 pd by Reuben Perry, of afsd, sold 24a on West shore of Cypress Swamp, adj Gabriel Newby. Oct 12, 1758. Test’ Pritlow Elliott, Joseph Smith, John Boyce.

No. 308. Oct 14, 1758. Lemuel Riddick, of Nansemond Co, Vir, for £100, pd by Luke Sumner, of Chowan Co N. C. sold 200a, part in Chowan, & part in Perq, called “Mount Folly,” formerly Theophilus Pughs, & after his death, sold unto sd Lemuel, by William Halsey, Sheriff of Chowan Co. Test’ —Baker, Francis Brown.

No. 309. Andrew Knox; “have received of Martha Halsey relict of William late of Perq Co, one negro boy, named Jim—1 table—3 guns—, tools, & chattels, &c. Having married Christian, dau of sd dec'd, do release sd Martha, from all demands, out of sd Estate, of sd William Halsey, dec'd.” Mar 15, 1759. Test’ Thos. Bonner, Jeremiah Halsey.

No. 310. William Arrinton “have received of Martha Halsey, relict of William dec, late of Perq, one negro wench, named Phillis, chattels, &c. Having married Mary, dau of sd William Halsey, dec. Mar 15, 1759. Test’ Thomas Bonner, Jeremiah Halsey.

No. 311. Dec 2, 1758 Richard Sanderson, of Perq, for £390 pd by Charles Blount, of Chowan, sold 400a in Perq, at the mouth of a Creek, issuing out of Lillies Creek. Test’ Sarah Elbeck, Jno. Blount.

No. 312. Samuel Newby in Perq, planter—for £20 pd by Francis Jones, sold 100a in Balahac, adj Joseph Willson, & William Moore, to line of Truman Moore. Jan 1, 1759. Test’ Robt. Newby, Francis Newby, Joseph Newby.

No. 313. Francis Jones of Perq, Planter—“moved” for £20 pd by Samuel Newby, sold 50a, on West Side of Perq River, “at the old foot way.” April 16, 1759. Test’ Samuel Smith, Joseph Saunders, Francis Newby.

No. 314. Mar 8, 1759. Abraham Turner of Perq. for £40 pd by Thomas Stafford, of same, sold 104a, on No East side of Perq River, adj Thos





Bateman, “to a branch that divides sd land, from like quantity, belonging to Thos Sherrod, orphan of David, which 208a, was grt unto Thos Attoway, July 26, 1708.” Test’ James Pierce, Edward Turner, Joseph Turner.

*No. 315. Isaac Eiilott of Perq, Planter—for £75 pd by Joseph Barber, of afsd, Sadler—sold 150a, on So East side of “Bull Branch,” adj John Lacey, & Dempsey Henby, formerly belonging to James Henby, father of sd Dempsey, to Charles Morgans line. “Part of a patent unto Francis Toms dec'd, & by him willed to his dau Margaret, the mother of sd Isaac Elliott. Mar 13, 1759. Test’ Thos. Coffield, John Cale.

No. 316. April 17, 1759. John Jones for £25 pd by John Hind, sold 100a, on “a Swamp at the head of Yeopim Creek,” adj Thos Long, pt of a grt unto Peter Jones, Mar 20, 1718. Seal April 17, 1759. Test’ Joshua Skinner, Jas Dunlevy.

No. 317. Thos Stafford of Perq, for £65 pd by Abraham Turner, of afsd, sold 163a, grt to Thos Stafford April 1, 1720, & in his will given to his son Thomas. Mar 9, 1759. Test’ Jas. Pierce, Edward Turner, Joseph Turner.

No. 318. Josiah Perrishoe, for £100 pd by Mathew White, of Perq, sold 175a, at the mouth of “Wolf Pit branch,” & the head of Cypress Swamp, pt of a patent unto William Booge, Nov 22, 1714, & Thos Bagley, July 12, 1717. Seal Feb 14, 1759. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, John Hollowell, Elias Stallings.

No. 319. Joseph Lacey of Perq, for £10 pd by John Stone, Carpenter—of afsd, sold 10a, on No East side of “Adkins Swamp, formerly William Laceys all his land on this side of the Swamp.” Mar 6, 1759. Test’ Hannah Moore, Keziah Newby, Nathan Newby.

No. 320. John Brinkley of Perq, for “love I bear my son James, have given, 200a, whereon I now live on South Side of Mill Swamp, adj Thos Long (formerly Daniel Hall's) with personal Estate, negroes, cattle, hogs, & sheep in my possession.” Test’ Hannah Moore, Keziah Newby, Nathan Newby. Mar 6, 1759.

No. 321. James Brinkley, “am firmly bound unto my father John Brinkley, in the sum of £500, sd James shall not molest, sd John, & Ann his wife, in the quiet possession of sd Estate, during their natural lives.” April 2, 1759. Test’ John Harvey, John Burns.

No. 322. Lords Pro’ unto James Fisher, grt 225a, due for trans’ Land on Yeopim River. Feb 6, 1696. John Archdale Esq, Gov of Carolina. Councilors; Daniel Akehurst, Francis Toms, Thomas Pollock, Samuel Swann, Henderson Walker.

James Fisher, “doth assign sd patent,” unto William Halsey, of Chowan, April 7, 1732.

**No. 333. Thomas Halsey of Perq, for £10 pd by Andrew Knox, of same—sold 20a at the head of Yeopim River, where sd Halsey now lives. Sept 4, 1758. Test’ John Barnes, Charles Moore, Francis Toms.

No. 334. July 16, 1759. John Wilkins of Chowan, Ex of John Caruthers, late of Perq, & Timothy Truelove, (who intermarried with Elizabeth widow

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of sd John) of same—for £25 pd by Hatten Williams, of afsd, sold 60a, on North side of Yeopim River, pt of 200a grt to John Falkner, Dec 6, 1720, & conveyed by him to John Norcom, who sold sd land to John Stepney, & by him to Nath'l Caruthers, who conveyed sd land, to John Caruthers dec'd. Test’ Wm. Wyatt, Jas. Dunlevy, Seth Sumner.

No. 335. Sept 8, 1658. Lords Pro’ grt unto John Clayton, 100a in Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, for s10 paid, adj George, & Nathaniel Sutton, on “Brandy Branch.” Granville. Francis Corbin, Josh'a Bodley.

No. 336. Joseph Newby of Perq, for £80 pd by Josiah Perrishoe, of afsd, “house carpenter”—sold 124a on Vosses Creek Swamp, pt of a grt unto Francis Toms, Aug 15, 1716, & pt surveyed for Peter Albertson, Mar 10, 1720, & the other, an elapsed patent, unto John Lacey, April 2, 1725. Seal Mar 22, 1759. Test’ Joseph Ratliff, Jesse Winslow.

No. 337. John Stevenson Esq, of Perq, for “love I bear my son Thomas, have given, 360a” on west side of Little River, & Albemarle Sound, called “Stevensons Point.” Test’ John Clayton, Dan'l. Budgate, Joseph Sutton. Oct 17, 1758.

No. 338. John & Ann Brinkley, for “Love we bear our dau Rebecca Gilbert, do give one negro woman, named Cate, & a negro girl, named Rose.” May 26, 1759. Test’ Will'm Luten, Duncan Ross.

No. 339. John & Ann Brinkley, for “love we bear our Gr-son William Sherad, do give, one negro boy, named Venture, 3 years of age.” May 26, 1759. Test’ William Luten, Duncan Ross.

No. 340. July 29, 1754. Articles of agreement, between Robert Riddick, & Jacob Docton, of Perq; that Job Riddick, son of Robert, “may have liberty, to clear, build, settle, upon land that was given him, by his gr-father Thos. Docton when he comes of age, without molestation,” the Manner Plantation whereon Thomas Docton Esq, dec'd dwelt, & the use of 4 negroes, from this date.” Test’ Luke Sumner, Michael Griffin, James Price.

No. 341. Joseph Sutton, (son of Nathaniel) of Perq, for £20 pd by Edward Tatlocke, of same—sold 100a, on No East side of Perq River. 1, 12mo 1759. Test’ Joseph Price, Edward Turner, Joseph Wood.

No. 342. Thomas Hendrix of Perq, “am bound unto my father, Job Hendrix, & Sarah my mother, of afsd” in the sum of £1000, to be pd unto them, April 17, 1759. Test’ John Harvey, Samuel Parsons.

No. 343. Job Hendrix, & Sarah his wife, for “love we bear our son Thomas, have given 100a on lower side of Vosses Creek, & upper side of “Horse Pen Branch” whereon we dwell which was deeded to Sarah Morgan, before her marriage, by Stephen Gibson, now wife of sd Job. Oct 16, 1759. Test’ John Harvey, Samuel Parsons.

No. 344. William Ashley of Perq, Planter—for £50 pd by George Nichols, sold 100a on Yeopim Creek, “where Joseph Ashley dec'd, settled,” adj William Long, & John Barrow, to “Chesons Cove,” formerly William Long's. Oct 15, 1759. Test’ Joshua Skinner, John White.

No. 345. Timothy Lilly of Perq, for £1 s10 pd by Joseph Perry, of afsd—sold 50a, part of 640a grt unto Elias Stallings, Sept 20 —. Feb 14, 1759. Test’ John Perry, Daniel Rogerson.





No. 346. Joseph Lilly, & Sarah his wife, for £13 s10 pd by Nicholas Stallings, of Perq, assigned plan’ “whereon Moses Rountree dec'd did live.” Oct 5, 1759. Test’ Joel Hollowell, Benj'n Perry, Abner Hollowell.

No. 347. Samuel Smith of Perq, for £60 pd by Rachel Smith, of afsd—sold 50a, adj Benjamin Wilson, & Benjamin Sanders. Oct 15, 1759. Test’ Robert Riddick, Joseph Smith.

No. 348. Jacob Caruthers, “am firmly bound unto Hatten Williams, in the sum of £200” conveyed 150a of land, on East side of “Pratts Mill Creek.” Test’ Andrew Knox, Jas Dunlevy. Sept 29, 1758.

No. 349. Ann Caruthers, widow of Jacob, for £76 pd by Hatten Williams, “unto my dec'd husband, Sept 29, 1758, do make over, 150a of land on Deep Branch, adj land formerly John Wyatts, a grt unto Nath'l Caruthers,” 1737. Oct 15, 1759. Test’ Thos Coffield, Thos Williams.

No. 350. William Godfrey of Perq, for £50 pd by Thos Godfrey, of same—sold 50a, on So East Side of Deep Creek. Oct 13, 1759. Test’ James Foster, William Barclift.

No. 351. Thomas Godfrey of Perq, for £50 pd by William Godfrey, of same—sold 80a, on So East Side of Deep Creek, adj John Barclift. Oct 13, 1759. Test’ James Foster, William Barclift.

No. 352. Jan 21, 1760. Joseph Bullock, of Isle of Wight Co, Va, for £26 pd by Jas Sitizen, of Perq Co, N. C. sold 45a, on So West Side of Perq River, adj Wm Townsend, Isaac Saunders, & Daniel Saint, “sd land with 121a was grt unto Ralph Bosman dec'd, Feb 1, 1718, & given in his will, Jan 1, 1744/5, to sd Bullock.” Test’ John Harvey, Fras Nixon.

No. 353. Ephrim Elliott, for “love I bear my children; Keziah, & Caleb Elliott do give to sd dau, a negro girl, named Peg, & to sd son a negro girl, named Grace, reserving them for the use of my wife, her life time.” Jan 22, 1760. Test’ Joshua Skinner, James Sitterson.

No. 354. Thos Childs, Att’ Gen'l of N. C. lately appointed; by John Earl Granville, do appoint, Thomas Weeks Esq, of Berkeley Parish, Co of Perq, Receiver of all vacant lands, in sd County, & “authorize him to receive all dues, according to the table of fees.” Test’ Thos Jones, Richard Vigers. Oct 26, 1759.

No. 355. Thomas Weeks Esq, came before me, & took the oath. Oct 26, 1759. John Stevenson, Joseph Sutton; Justices.

No. 356. Thomas Weeks, Joseph Sutton, & John Stevenson, of Perq Esqrs; are bound unto Hon’ John Earl Granville, in the sum of £1000. Oct 26, 1759. Test’ Joseph Robinson, Thomas Stevenson.

No. 357. 1757. Darby Moore of Perq, for £30 pd by Benjamin Roberts, of afsd—sold 50a, on Gum Swamp, adj Thomas Boswell. Darby, & Margery Moore. Test’ John Weeks, Joseph Weeks, John Stafford.

No. 358. John Hubbard of Perq, Planter—for £40 pd by Luke Sumner, of Chowan, sold 160a on South Side of Perq River, & the head of Lakers Creek, “half of a grt unto Julianna Laker, April 1, 1718, & given by her, to Benjamin Scarbrough, her Gr-son, who sold sd land to sd Hubbard.” Nov 19, 1759. Test’ John Bridger, William Arrinton, Josiah Sumner.





No. 359. Benjamin Wilson of Perq, for £75 pd by Thomas Newby of afsd, sold 90a on So West Side of Perq River, Jan 21, 1760. Test’ Miles Harvey, Joseph Murdaugh.

No. 360. Dec 18, 1759. Caleb Elliott of Perq, for £90 pd by William Wilson, of same—sold 150a on Balahac Swamp, adj sd Elliott, & Elizabeth Nixon. Test’ Cornelius Moore, Thos. Coffield, Abraham Wilson.

No. 361. John Perry of Perq, for £50 pd by Israel Perry, of afsd—sold 200a at the mouth of Deep Branch, adj sd Israel. Aug 13, 1759. Test’ Benjamin Small, Jos Winslow.

No. 362. William Wilson of Perq, for £47 pd by John Stone, of same—sold 75a on South side of Cypress Creek Swamp, adj Caleb Elliott, & Elizabeth Nixon. Test’ Samuel Newby, William Newby, Sam'l. Sitterson. Dec 24, 1759.

No. 363. April 19, 1758. Joseph Creecy, of Chowan, Planter—for £250 pd by Francis Brown, of Perq, Merch't—sold 325a adj James Eggerton, near Yeopim Swamp, on line of Joseph Ming, which was sold by Christopher Snoden, to Samuel Gregory, April 3, 1732, & conveyed by sd Samuel to sd Creecy, May 1744, & 150a, pt of another grt, May 30, 1753. Test’ Will'm. Boyd, John Mann.

No. 364. May 17, 1759. Lords Pro’ for s10, pd by Jacob Hall, hath granted 212a in Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, on west side of “Hopkins Pattent.” Granville. Frans Corbin, Josh'a Bodley.

No. 365. Feb 6, 1760. Joseph Barber of Perq, Sadler—for £12 s10 pd by John Maudlin, of afsd—sold 25a near Vosses Creek, on each side of Long Branch, on sd Creek, adj Wm Albertson. Test’ Charles Morgan, Wm Albertson.

No. 366. Rachel Smith of Perq, for £60 pd by John Smith, of afsd—sold 51a, adj Benjamin Wilson, & Benjamin Sanders, also 34½a pt of land formerly sd Sanders, & sold to Samuel Smith, adj sd land. April 21, 1760. Test’ Miles Harvey, Thos Newby.

No. 367. John Pearson of Perq, for “love I bear my younger Brother Joseph” (a Minor) of afsd, have given 100a on the fork of Cypress Swamp, half of a patent to John Pearson dec'd, & Pritlow Elliott, called “Aarons Ridge.” Test’ Reuben Perry, Isaac Elliott. April 1, 1760.

No. 368. John Pearson, for “love I have to my younger Brother Eleazer Pearson,” (a Minor), of afsd do give Plan’ whereon my father dwelt, 120a. April 21, 1760. Test’ Reuben Perry, Isaac Elliott.

No. 369. Cornelius Ratliff, of Isle of Wight Co, Vir, for “love I have unto my cousin Mary Ratliff, widow of Joseph, of N. C. (Perq Co) have given one negro man, named Auger.” April 11, 1760. Test’ Thos. Newby, Nathan Newby.

No. 370. Cornelius Ratliff, for “love I bear my cousin Mary Moore, widow of John, of N. C. (Perq Co), do give one negro woman, named Molly.” April 12, 1760. Test’ Thos. Newby, Nathan Newby.

No. 371. Cornelius Ratliff, for “love I bear Children of Joseph Ratliff,” of N. C., have given, “one negro woman, named Judah, & all her children, now in possession of Mary, the widow of sd Joseph, to be divided between them when the eldest comes of age, of 21 years.” April 11, 1760. Test’ Thos. Newby, Nathan Newby.





No. 372. Thomas Boswell of Perq, Planter—for £47 pd by Benjamin Mundy, of afsd, sold 50a on Little River Swamp, adj Ichabod Boswell, sd land taken up by Thomas Boswell Sen, “of late belonging to John Boswell, who died without issue, his brother Thomas Boswell, his lawful heir.” April 21, 1760. Test’ Matthew Jordan, Frans. Newby. Elizabeth Boswell, widow of John, makes over her right. Test’ Matthew Jordan, Peter Pearson, Frans. Newby.

No. 373. April 21, 1760. Samuel Stallings of Chowan, for £42 pd by Caleb Elliott, of Perq, sold 98a, on So West Side of Perq River, adj Elizabeth Simons, in Balahack, called “the elbow,” pt of land grt Wm Moore. Test’ Haig Elliott William Willson.

No. 374. James Elliott of Perq, for £50 pd by Isaac Elliott, of afsd, sold 64a on No East of Cypress Swamp, at a branch which issueth out of sd Swamp, called “Homes branch,” which divides sd land, from a survey whereon Isaac Lamb dwells, pt of a tract patented by James Thigpen, 1668. April 21, 1760. Test’ Joshua Elliott, Zach Toms, Jas Barber.

No. 375. June 14, 1760. John Holloway, & Hannah his wife, of Perq, for £150 pd by Vivion Brooking, in Pasquotank Co, sold 200a, of which sd John was seized, under the will of Thomas Holloway dec, on the West side of Perq River, adj James Gibson, & William Bedgood. Test’ William Tomblin, Durant Barclift.

No. 376. Samuel White of Perq, for £35 pd by Jacob Overman, of afsd, Planter—sold 4a, pt of land Arnold White dec, gave his son Samuel, adj William Munden. July 19, 1760. Test’ Thom's Boswell, Elisha Parker, Morgan Overman.

No. 377. Feb 6, 1760. Charles Morgan of Perq, in con’ of £20 s 10, pd by John Maudlin, of afsd, sold 100a, near Vosses Creek, on East side of same, adj Sylvanus Henby, Joseph Barber, & Wm Albertson. Test’ Joseph Barber, John Sanders, Wm Albertson.

No. 378. Feb 9, 1760. William Matthias for £50 pd by Andrew Knox, (both of Perq) sold 100a, called “Bennets,” on the head of Yeopim River, “formerly conveyed by Peter Jones Sen, to one Coddel, & by his death, became property of his dau Elizabeth, wife of Cary Godbee, who sold sd land to John Matthias dec, who devised it to his son William, in his will.” Test’ Frans. Brown, Ed. Hall.

No. 379. Feb 9, 1760. William Matthias for £40 pd by Andrew Knox, sold 2½a on North Side of Yeopim River, “being pt of 3a, conveyed by deed of gift, from Jeremiah Pratt Sen, to John Matthias dec, one half of which, sd John gave for the use of a Chappell” & sd land became property of sd William, by the death of his father. Test’ Frans Brown, Ed Hall.

No. 380. William Matthias “am bound unto Andrew Knox, in the sum of £200” sd William, did execute a deed, for 100a on the head of Yeopim River, unto sd Knox. Feb 9, 1760. Test’ Francis Brown, Ed Hall.

No. 381. Peter Jones Sen, of Perq, “Att’ of Cary Godbee, & Elizabeth his wife,” for £75 pd by John Matthias, sold to him 100a, called “Bennets” on Yeopim River, which came due sd Elizabeth, by the death of her father Henry Coddell. Jan 16, 1732/3. Test’ Samuel Swann, Moses Speight, Chas Denman.





No. 382. Sept 19, 1760. Lords Pro’ for £10, pd by Samuel Sutton, hath grt 340a, in the Parish of Berkeley, Co of Perq, on East side of Suttons Creek, at the mouth of Fork Creek, to line of Richd & Nath'l Sutton, on Bridge Branch. Granville; by Thos. Child.

No. 383. Aug 6, 1759. Lords Pro’ for s10 pd by Benjamin Elliott, hath grt 66a, in Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, on east side of Perq River, binding on Pocosin. Granville; by Frans. Corbin, Josh'a Bodly.

No. 384. John Stone of Perq, for £90 pd by Joseph Moore, of same, sold 60a, on No West Side of Vosses Creek, at the mouth of Adkins Swamp, adj Abraham Hasket, & Joseph Lacey, to line of Joseph Newby. Dec 22, 1759. Test’ Cornelius Moore, Benjamin Munden, Moses Stone.

No. 385. Abraham Mullen of Perq, planter—for “love I bear my Dau Tamer Hassell,” of Tyrrell Co, have given 135a, on No East Side of Perq River, near the head of Beaver Cove Swamp, (on So side of sd Swamp), being pt of a grt unto Richd Whidbee, (356a) Oct 19, 1716. Isaac Hassell, husband of sd Tamer. Oct 21, 1760. Test’ James Pierce, Abram Hassell, Benj. Hassell.

No. 386. George Shell of Perq, for £25 pd by Francis Toms, of afsd, sold 50a, adj Thomas Weeks, & William Turner, “land where Thomas Wright lives, & where Wm Noles dec, formerly lived.” Aug 25, 1760. Test’ Thos. Ray, Frans. Nixon, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 387. Oct 20, 1760. Joseph, & Cornelius Moore, Merchants—Ann Cary, Henry Stephens, & Edward Woodcocke, Exors of Robt Cary Esq, of London, Merch't—by Attchment, agst Theophilus Pugh, lately in hands of Benj. Hill, of Bertie Co, (Ex of sd Pugh), now in hands of John Jones Jr, (Ex of sd Hill dec) for the sum of £877 s5, 4p (also £4 1s 9p, for their cost) sd parties obtained Judgment, 1758, for sum due, & William Skinner, Sheriff of Perq, made return “that no goods, & chattels, of sd Pugh are to be found, & did expose land for sale at public Vendue, property of sd Pugh dec'd, which Joseph Moore being the highest bidder bought for £87,” sd Joseph, sold sd land to sd Cornelius, 100a. Test’ Phenias Nixon, Nicholas Collins.

No. 388. Abraham Wilson of Perq, for £30 pd by “my father Benjamin Wilson, assigned right to a negro man, named Coffee, after the death of my father, & Mother Judith Wilson, by the will of my gr-father, Thomas Docton dec.” Oct 5, 1759. Test’ Ruth Willson, Jacob Willson.

No. 389. Oct 4, 1760. Samuel Sutton of Perq Esq, for £3 pd by John Clayton, Planter—sold 8a adj George Sutton, & Nathaniel Sutton. Test’ Sarah Sutton. William Robins.

No. 390. Edward Turner of Perq for “love I bear my son Edward, do give 164a on Deep Creek, being a grt unto George Sutton, May 1, 1668.” Seal Joseph Turner, Dempsey Turner, Abraham Hasket. Oct 15, 1760.

No. 391. William Wilson of Perq, for £5 s10 pd by William Townsen, of afsd, sold 50a on So West side of Wm Phelps, now in poss’ of Jas. Siterson, on line of Paul Palmer, & Zach Chancey, A grt to sd Chancey, & sold by him to Wm Moore, & by sd Moore to sd Wilson. Aug 29, 1760. Test’ Huldah Moore, Edward Wingate, William Wingate.

No. 392. Thomas Lamb, & Sarah his wife, of Perq, for £80 pd by Benjamin Wilson, of afsd, sold 150a, on West side of Perq River, adj Henry





Lamb, & Samuel Newby. Sept 10, 1760. Test’ Joshua Elliott, John Sanders, Jacob Wilson.

No. 393. Henry Lamb of Perq, for £100 pd by Caleb White, of afsd, sold 150a, on south side of Cypress Creek. July 29, 1760. Test’ Zachariah Nixon, Joshua Fletcher, Thomas Newby.

No. 394. Jan 7, 1760. Thomas Halsey of Perq, Planter—for £19 s1 p8, pd by Edward Hall, of afsd, sold 50a, formerly belonging to William Halsey, father of sd Thos. Test’ Thomas Burket, Jonathan Houghton.

No. 395. Feb 14, 1741. Mr Joseph Perishoe, “deposed on oath that he was riding with Mr Francis Foster, & heard him say, he could take two negroes he had given his dau Hannah dec, from his son-in-law, John Barclift, but he would not show himself so little.” Justice Joseph Sutton.

No. 396. Mr Samuel Barclift, “deposed on oath Feb 14, 1741, he heard his father-in-law, Mr Francis Foster, say a negro girl named Jane, belonged to his dau Hannah, & her husband John Barclift.” Justice, Joseph Sutton.

No. 397. Thomas Biggs of Chowan, for £20 pd by John Whidbee, of Perq, sold 97a, in Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, on So Wst side of “Dead mans Swamp.” Dec 9, 1760. Test’ Caleb Benbridge, Michael Smith.

No. 398. Dec 19, 1760. Joshua Maudlin of Perq, for £19 pd by Charles Blount, of afsd, sold 20a, adj Tully Williams. Test’ Tulle Williams, Anderson Gillet.

No. 399. Jan 20, 1761. John Bartlet of Perq, for £200 pd by Jarvis Jones, of same, Merchant—sold 180a, whereon sd Bartlet now lives, pt of 386a patented by John Parish, Nov 22, 1714, & by him sold to John Bartlet, “on Shitten Gut.” Test’ Will. Cumins, Mathew Jordan, Samuel Smith.

No. 400. John Turner of Perq, & Sarah his wife, for £75 pd by John Barclift, sold 75a on So west Side of Little River. Jan 20, 1761. Test’ Jas Gibson, John Barclift.

No. 401. Jan 20, 1761. Jarvis Jones of Perq, for £20 pd by William Colson, of same, sold 50a “by Shitten Gut.” Test’ John Roberts, John Barclift.

No. 402. Thomas Jessop, of Carteret Co, Shoemaker—for £2 pd by John White, of Perq, sold 100a, on “Bee tree Swamp.” Dec 8, 1760. Test’ Benjamin Perry, Joel Hollowell.

No. 403. Benjamin Winslow of Perq, planter—for £6 s7, pd by Jacob Winslow, of same, Planter—sold 8a on No East Side of Perq River, patented by John Winslow, between Israel & Benj Winslow, to sd Jacobs line. Jan 20, 1761. Test’ John Winslow, Elizabeth Winslow.

No. 404. Joel Hollowell, of Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, for £8 s16 p8, pd by Joshua White, of same, sold 80a, on East side of Perq River, adj Moses Rountree. Jan 7, 1761. Test’ Thos Weeks, Thos Weeks Jun.

No. 405. Sept 3, 1760. Francis Toms, Planter—of Perq, for £47 s10, pd by William Wood, of afsd, sold 50a, on So West side of Little River, adj William Turner, & Thomas Wright, “where William Knowles formerly lived, & at his death fell to his brother Thomas.” Test’ Joseph Robinson, Thomas Robinson, Mark Newby.

No. 406. Dec 9, 1752. Lords Pro’ for s3 pd by Phenias Nixon, of Perq, grt 280a, in Pasquotank Co, “on a branch that parts this land from John Nixon.” Granville; by James Innes, Frans. Corbin.





No. 407. Feb 7, 1755. Lords Pro’ for 3s, pd by Phenias Nixon, Planter—grt 80a, in Perq Co, adj John Nixon. Granville; by Frans. Corbin.

No. 408. Feb 7, 1761. Lords Pro’ for 10s pd by Phenias Nixon, grt Land in Perq, in Parish of Berkeley, on line of Wm Arnold, & Foster Toms. (421a) Granville; by Thos. Child.

No. 409. Jan 7, 1761. Lords Pro’ for 10s, pd by David Riddick, grt land in Birkeley Parish, Perq Co, on East side of Perq River. (252a.) Granville, by Thos. Child.

No. 410. Feb 7, 1761. Lords Pro’ grt unto Luke Sumner, of Perq, Planter—for 10s land in Birkeley Parish, on north side of “Orepeak Swamp,” 300a. Granville; by Thos. Child.

No. 411. Abram Mullen of Perq, for “love I have for my son-in-law (& dau) Isaac, & Tamer Hassell,” of Tyrrell Co, have given, 135a in Perq, at the mouth of “Tarr Kills Branch,” adj John Parson. Jan 21, 1761. Test’ Edward Turner, Joseph Mullen, Benjamin Hassell.

No. 412. Abraham Wilson, for £60 s13, pd by Joseph Murdaugh (both of Perq) sold 100a, on No Wst Side of Cypress Creek. Mar 3, 1761. Test’ Thomas Newby, Jos. Smith.

No. 413. John Stone of Perq, for £60, pd by William Wilson, of same, sold 75a, on South side of Cypress Creek. Mar 14, 1761. Test’ Jacob Willson, Samuel Willson.

No. 414. Lords Pro’ grt unto John Godfrey, of Perq, Gent—640a on Little River, for trans’. Jan 1, 1694. Phillip Ludwell Gov; Councellors: Thomas Harvey, Daniel Akehurst, Francis Toms, Thos. Pollock.

No. 415. Benjamin Scarbrough, of Perq, for £200 sold 380a, on west side of Castletons Creek Swamp, “called in some of the writings, Perrishoes Creek Swamp” a patent unto Benjamin Lakers, May 15, 1697, & by will of Julianna Lakers, was bequeathed to sd Benjamin. Mar 14, 1761. Test’ Joshua Hobart, John White, John Skinner.

No. 416. Joseph Sutton Esq, of Perq, for £100 pd by Charles Morgan, of afsd, sold 200a, on Wst side of Little River, in Perq Co, adj Peter Parker. April 21, 1761. Test’ Robert Cox, Foster Toms.

No. 417. Joseph Saunders of Perq, for £80 pd by Abraham Wilson, of afsd, sold 133a, on So West Side of Perq River, & North east side of Cypress Creek Swamp. Mar 4, 1761. Test’ John Perry, Caleb Benbridge.

No. 418. April 23, 1761. William Gooding, of Berkeley Parish, Perq Co, for a con’ pd by Thomas Weeks, of same, sold 50a, on Southmost side of Little River, “given me by my dec father George Gooding.” Aug 11, 1748.

No. 419. June 9, 1761. Richard Berryman, for £5 s10, pd by Thomas Newby, sold 30a, on “the Sinking hole on the Pocosin.” Test’ Millicent Murdaugh, John Trotter.

No. 420. June 2, 1761. Evan Jones of Perq, for 8s, pd by Robert Chappel, sold 40a, on West Side of Perq River, adj sd Chappel. Test’ Thos Newby, Joseph Murdaugh.

No. 421. Feb 28, 1761. Simon Perrishoe, of Perq, Planter—for £100 pd by Joseph Perrishoe, of afsd, sold 50a, adj “Perrishoes Grave yard, on Dirt Bridge branch.” Test’ John Clayton, Wm Bidgood.

No. 422. Moses Boyce of Perq, planter—for £31 pd by Thomas Small, of Chowan, sold 80a in Perq, adj Henry Hill, & Joseph Hurdell, to a line of





Thomas Docton, & Thomas Davis, part of a patent, unto sd Docton, Mar 13, 172—, & conveyed by him to Thomas Davis, & from him to John Boyce, who bequeathed it, in his will to his son Moses. Feb 13, 1761. Test’ Elias Stallings, Moses Rountree, Nicholas Stallings.

No. 423. Mar 8, 1760. James Eggerton of Perq, planter—for £85 pd by Francis Brown, of afsd, Merchant—sold 150a on Yeopim Creek, adj Richard Hall, Arkill Branch, & sd Brown, pt of 300a grt to Richard Woolard, Feb 10, 1669, & transferred by sd Woolard, Nov 16, 1721, to William Eggerton, father of sd James. Test’ Ed Hall, Ann Pomerry.

No. 424. John Brinkley of Perq, “give unto James Brinkley, of afsd, all my goods, chattels, & house-hold Stuff, as may be found.” Oct 19, 1761. Test’ John Thatch, Green Thatch.

No. 425. Daniel Rogerson of Perq, Planter—for £6 pd by John Hollowell, of afsd—sold 10a on No Side of the River Pocosin, pt of a patent, to William Kitchen, & Margaret Snooks, 1713. Test’ Nicholas Stallings, Jacob Powell. Oct 17, 1761.

No. 426. Sept 10, 1761. Thos. Halsey of Perq, for £100 s10 p4, pd by Edward Hall, of afsd—sold 104a on the head of Yeopim River, adj Andrew Knox, “pt of 205a patented by one Fisher, & conveyed to William Halsey, who gave 50a of sd land, to his dau Christian Knox, a sd William dying intestate, the remainder, descended to sd Thomas.” Test’ Andrew Knox, Christian Knox.

No. 427. John Harriss of Tyrell Co, N. C. for £102 pd by Elijah Harriss, of same, sold 200a on Loosing Swamp, in Perq, adj John Gordon, Jesse Eason, & Luke Sumner. Test’ Sam'l. Holaday, Sam'l Harriss, Mary Harriss. Sept 7, 1761.

No. 428. Phenias Nixon of Perq, Gent—for £8 pd by John Whedbee of same—sold 163a, on North East Side of Perq River, adj Richard Whedbee, & Lawrence Arnold, in Lower Gum Swamp.” Feb 7, 1761. Test’ Thos. Weeks, John Calloway.

No. 429. Joseph Godfrey of Perq, Farmer—for £20 pd by Thomas Stanton, of same, Farmer—sold 50a, adj James Gibson, & Charles Blount. Mar 14, 1761. Test’ James Gibson, John Gibson.

DEED BOOK G

No. 1. Benjamin Wilson, & Judith his wife, of Perq, for £90 pd by Nathan Cullens, of Chowan—sold “a negro man, named Coffee, given us by our father Thomas Docton, in his will, at our death to our son Abraham.” Dec 20, 1761. Test’ Jacob Wilson, Sam'l Bagley.

No. 2. Benjamin Scarbrough of Perq, Farmer—for £220 pd by Joshua Skinner, of afsd, Farmer—sold two tracts of land, adj each other, “on west side of Castletons Creek, patented by Benjamin Laker, May 15, 1697, 137a on Deep Branch in the “Patent called Castletons Creek Swamp,” land patented by Johanna Taylor, (mother of Julianna Laker) May 15, 1697, who gave sd land to her gr-son Benj Scarbrough, & 165a which was given to Macrora Scarbrough, July 20, 1731, & was by him bequeathed to his son Benjamin, in his will.” Jan 19, 1761. Test’ Charles Moore, Thomas Paine.

No. 3. Joshua Hubbard, Schoolmaster—for £40 pd by Joshua Skinner, sold 100a, formerly belonging to Benj Laker, where Macrora Scarbrough formerly





lived, pt of 300a, belonging to said Scarbrough. Dec 12, 1761. Test’ James Sanders, Robert Jones.

No. 4. Aug 26, 1761. John White, to William Arrenton, for £39, sold 160a, in the fork of Castletons Creek Swamp (where Deep branch issueth out of the Swamp) pt of 475a, on the head of Perrishows Creek, “which was a grant unto Julianna Laker, April 10, 1704, & by her given in her will, to Macrora Scarbrough, who by gift to his son Benjamin, & said Benj sold same to me.” April 8, 1758. Test’ Benj Scarbrough, Phillip Mason.

No. 5. Robert Avery, for £25 pd by Zachariah Jones, sold 50a, on “the main Road that goeth to Edenton” along line of land bought by Moses Baker, of Moses Elliott, & land formerly Abraham Sanders. Jan 20, 1761. Test’ Joshua Skinner, Sam'l Standin, Zepaniah Jones.

No. 6. Christopher Nicholson, farmer—for £5 pd by Thomas Nicholson, Trader—sold 3 parcels of land, on the So west Side of Little River, 57a, adj sd Thomas Nicholsons Mill, & Little River Bridge—50a, given by John Nixon, to said Thomas, & 20a, on lines of Barrow, & Robinson, “pt of a gt to me Sept 7, 1761.” 5d, 12mo 1761. Test’ Charles Overman, Joseph McAdams, Chs. Overman Jr.

No. 7. Thomas Nicholson, for £40 pd by Charles Overman, sold land on So west Side of Little River, “across the main Road, just below the Meeting House.” 5d, 12mo 1761. Test’ John Morriss, Nicholas Nicholson, Joseph McAdams.

No. 8. Christopher Nicholson, for £5 pd by Ellis, & Joshua Bundy, sold 85a, on South Wt side of Little River, at the mouth of a branch, adj Francis Nixon, “where Josiah Bundy formerly lived,” on line of William Hasket. 13d, 12mo 1761. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, Phineas Nixon, Thomas Robinson.

No. 9. Christopher Nicholson, for £16 pd by Phineas Nixon, Farmer—sold a “parcel of woodland,” on So West Side of Little River 22a, pt of 700a, gt “to me by Earl Granville Sept 7, 1761.” 20d, 12mo 1761. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, Thomas Robinson, Ellis Bundy.

No. 10. Christopher Nicholson, Farmer—for £12 pd by John Nixon, farmer—sold 27a, on South west Side of Little River, pt of 700a. 13d, 12mo 1761. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, Phineas Nixon, Thomas Robinson.

No. 11. Christopher Nicholson, for £2 pd by William Hasket, Farmer—sold 27a, on South west Side of Little River, pt of 700a. 30d, 12m 1762. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, Phineas Nixon, Thomas Robinson.

No. 12. July 30, 1760. Earl Granville, gt unto William Arnold of Perq, Planter—“a parcel of Vacant land in the Parish of Berkeley,” on South Side of Little River, adj John Nichols, & Lawrence Arnold, 265a. Granville; by Tho. Child. Sept 17, 1744.

No. 13. John Jones of Perq, Planter—for £237 pd by Miles Harvey Esq, of afsd—sold 300a, on Perq River, adj Chas Moore, John White, & said Jones, “sd land conveyed to me by Henry Warren, April 29, 1751.” Seal Jan 13, 1762.

No. 14. Joseph Perrishoe of Perq, Planter—for £30 pd by William Bateman, Planter—sold 2a, adj said Bateman. Jan 16, 1762. Test’ James Paine, William Barclift, Benjamin Bateman.

No. 15. Martha Flewmen of Perq, for “love I bear my brother James, do give to him, one Negro girl named Nell, to be enjoyed by him forever.” Aug 16, 1761. Test’ Joshua Skinner.





No. 16. Benjamin Wilson of Perq, for “love I bear my son Jacob,” of afsd—have given, pt of a tract on Wst Side of Perq River, in the fork of Wilsons Creek, 100a, where he now lives, adj Joseph Elliott, Moses & Thomas Wilson. Jan 18, 1761. Test’ Benj. Wilson, Jon. Newby, Robt. Newby, Fras. Newby.

No. 17. Dec 12, 1761. Joshua Maudlin of Perq, Planter—for £98 pd by Charles Blount, of afsd—sold 97¾a on the North side of Tully Williams line, adj said Blount, & Little River, a gt unto Joseph Godfrey. Test’ Jno. Clayton, Stokes Norment.

No. 18. Oct 24, 1761. Benjamin Simpson of Perq, for £55 pd by John Nixon, of Chowan, sold 53½a “where I now live, on the North Side of Browns Mill Swamp, adj Francis Brown, half of which my father (Benj Simpson) bought of Samuel Gregory, Aug 15, 1743, & by him given me.” Feb 17, 1755. Test’ Thomas Ming, Delight Nixon.

No. 19. Sept 12, 1761. Vivian Brooking of Perq, for £150 pd by John Stevenson, of same, sold 200a, on West Side of Little River, granted Feb 25, 1696 to Thos. Holloway dec'd, who “divised same to his son, John Hollowell.” Test’ Joseph Reed, Joseph Barclift, Andrew Miller.

No. 20. Joshua Elliott Jr, of Perq, for £50 pd by Joseph Outland, of afsd—sold tract of land on Mings Creek, “below a settlement made by Ephraditus Brinkley,” adj land given by Joseph Burket, to his father John Burket dec. April 23, 1761. Test’ Thomas Small, Ann Outland.

No. 21. Mar 17, 1762. Francis Newby of Perq, for £400 pd by John Murdaugh, Joseph Smith, & Andrew Knox; all of same—sold “4 negroes, 4 horses, 20 head of cattle, a quantity of hogs, 5 feather beds, & furniture, 1 Desk 1 table, chairs, pots, pewter, all household goods, & a quantity of European goods in his Store house.” Test’ Ed Hall, John Smith.

No. 22. John Lancaster, & Mary his wife, of Pasquotank Co, Merchant—for £5 pd by William Townsend, sold 50a, on South west Side of Perq River, pt of a tract pat’ by Zachariah Chancey, & by him sold to William Moore, & by him sold to Dempsey Conner, which by his will fell to his widow, adj William Phelps, now in possession of James Sitterson. 20d, 1mo 1762. Test’ Joshua Skinner, John Skinner.

No. 23. Sept 7, 1761. Earl Granville, for 10s pd by Andrew Knox, do grt 100a, “in the Parish of Berkeley, Co of Perq,” at a place in the Desert, called “Oakland.” Ja. Gibson, W. Cheston. Granville, by Tho. Child. May 3, 1762.

No. 24. John Simons of Chowan, for £25 pd by Joseph Williams, of Perq, sold 150a, on So Side of “Pratts Mill Swamp,” bought of Jacob Caruthers, & pat by him, adj William Wyatt. May 4, 1762. Test’ Jer Halsey, Hatten Williams, Ann Williams.

No. 25. Peter Cartright of Perq, Planter—for £400 pd by Jarvis Jones, Merchant—of Pasquotank Co, “doth sell 30a in Perq,” on the head of Deep Creek, patented by Albert Albertson Sen, Jan 1, 1694, & Jan 7, 1721, assigned to Albert Albertson Jr (son of sd Albert), & by will of Albert Albertson Jr, given to said Cartright. Nov 12, 1760. Test’ Jacob Madon, Daniel Koen, Edward Halstead.

No. 26. Peter Cartright, for £3 pd by Col Jarvis Jones, sold 200a, in Perq, “where said Peter now lives,” near the mouth of Tomblins Branch, being pt of 300a, grt to John Tomblin, July 1694. April Court, 1762. Test’ Jacob Madren (Madre), Daniel Roen, Edward Halstead.





No. 27. George Boswell of Perq, for £10 pd by Joseph Boswell of afsd—sold 120a on So west Side of Perq River. Dec 13, 1761. Test’ Isaac Boswell, John Clayton.

No. 28. James Morgan of Pasquotank, for £5 pd by Betty Maudlin, of Perq. Widow—sold “parcel of Swamp,” on So-west Side of Little River—30a, at the mouth of Fork Swamp. Feb 7, 1762. Test’ Peter Maudlin, Mary Maudlin.

No. 29. James Morgan, for £5 pd by Peter Maudlin, of Perq, Planter—sold 25a, of Swamp land, on So-west Side of Little River, adj Joseph Boswell. Jan 20, 1762. Test’ Thomas Boswell, George Boswell.

No. 30. James Morgan, for £10 pd by Thomas Boswell, of Perq, sold 96a, of Swamp land, on So Wt side of Little River, in Perq Co. Dec 13, 1761. Test’ Joseph Boswell, Isaac Boswell.

No. 31. George Boswell of Perq, for £10 pd by James Morgan, of Pasquotank, sold 76a, on So-west Side of Little River, adj Joseph Boswell. Dec 13, 1761. Test’ Joseph Outland, Jno Clayton.

No. 32. James Morgan of Pasq, for £10 pd by Samuel White, & Arnold White, of Perq, sold tract of Swamp land, on So Wst Side of Little River—52a, adj Isaac Boswell, “up the Swamp to George Boswells Grt.” Dec 13, 1761. Test’ John Hasket, Jno Clayton.

No. 33. George Boswell of Perq, for £10 pd by Thomas Boswell, of afsd—sold 65a on the So Wst Side of Little River, adj Robert Cox, near Fork branch. “In trust for heirs of Benj, Munden, & Elisha his son.” Feb 22, 1762.

No. 34. George Boswell, for £10 pd by Peter Munden, sold 51a, on So Wst side of Little River, “in trust for an orphan, Lidah Boswell,” dau of Thomas (now an infant), adj Joseph Boswell. Jan 13, 1762. Test’ John Hasket, Thomas Boswell.

No. 35. George Boswell, for £10 pd by Jacob Overman, sold 118a, on So-wst side of Little River, adj Isaac Boswell, to line of George Boswell. Oct 13, 1761. Test’ Jno. Clayton, Joseph Boswell.

No. 36. James Morgan, for £10 pd by Joseph Boswell, sold 53a, on So-Wst side of Little River, adj George Boswell. Dec 13, 1761. Test’ Jno. Clayton, Isaac Boswell.

No. 37. Mar 20, 1762. Samuel Parsons of Perq, for £90 pd by Roger Kinyon, sold 190a on No side of Perq River, “along Beaver Cove Swamp, patented by Samuel Parsons, gr-father of said Samuel, July 6, 1721, who dying intestate, said land descended to Sam'l Parsons, father of said Sam'l, who by his will did bequeath same to me.” Test’ John Harvey, Joseph Kinyon.

No. 38. Joseph Moore of Perq, Merchant—for £76 pd by Benj Elliott, of afsd—sold 60a at the mouth of Atkins Swamp, adj Abraham Hasket, & Joseph Lacey, down the Swamp to the Creek. Jan 20, 1762.

No. 39. Joseph Robinson of Perq, Planter—“exchanged a tract of land,” on So-wst Side of Little River—210a with Moses, & Aaron Jackson; adj George Gording, & John Robinsons lines. Mar 3, 1762. Test’ Thomas Robinson, Reed Durant.

No. 40. Dec 12, 1761. William Gording of Perq, Planter—for £70 pd by Jarvis Jones, of same, Merch't—sold plan’ 52a, where said Gording now lives, “by the side of Little River, to the head of Spring branch, & the old horse bridge.” Test’ Edward Halstead, John Turner.





No. 41. Mar 27, 1762. Jarvis Jones of Perq, for £50 pd by William Arnold, of same, sold 100a, of “Woodland whereon I now live,” pt of 361a patented by John Parish, Nov 22, 1714, & left by him to his son, & said son sold same to John Barclift, who sold the land to me—180a, adj Wm Coleson, on “Shitten Gut.” Test’ Samuel Newby, Henry Bailey.

No. 42. Benjamin Perry Sr, of Perq, for “love I bear my son Benjamin, of afsd—do give a tract of land, bought of William Moore Jr, 300a, adj land where I now dwell. April 19, 1762. Test’ Robert Riddick, Nicholas Stallings, Joseph Perry.

No. 43. Mar 24, 1763. Jarvis Jones of Perq, for £70 pd by Edward Holstead, of same—sold 52a bought of William Gording, on Little River Swamp, adj Aaron Jackson, to the head of Spring branch, & “old horse bridge.” Test’ John Roberts, Israel Scarfe (Scaff).

No. 44. Mar 20, 1762. John Barclift Jr, of Perq, planter—for £10 pd by Edward Holstead, of same, sold 100a, whereon sd Holstead now lives, adj William Godfrey, by the side of Deep Creek. Test’ Jarvis Jones, Thomas Barclift.

No. 45. Nov 12, 1761. James Foster Sr, of Pasq, for £75 pd by John Barclift Jr, of Perq—“doth sell plan’ where Edward Holstead now lives,” on Deep Creek, 100a, a patent to Joseph Commander, adj Thomas, & William Godfreys lines. Test’ Jarvis Jones, Joseph Reed, Caleb Roen.

No. 46. May 1, 1762. George Hendrickson, late of Perq, (son of Jeremiah) for £30 pd by John Campbell, of Bertie Co N. C. sold 105a on South west side of Little River, adj Moses Jackson. Test’ John Davidson, Alex Ford.

No. 47. Jeremiah Bundy of Perq, for £75 pd by Cornelius Moore, Merch't—sold 50a on North Side of Perq River, & South Side of Cypress Swamp, to lines of Gideon Bundy, & William Bogue. Jeremiah & Susannah Bundy. Test’ Duke Bogue, William Bogue, Matthew Jordan.

No. 48. Francis Newby of Perq, Trader—for £400 pd by Josiah Jordan, of Isle of Wight Co, Vir’, & Matthew Jordan, of Perq Co N. C. “sold 105a in Piney Woods,” 25a on Little River, one house, & lot in the Town of Hertford,* (No. 93) one sail boat, one canoe, all my books, bonds, bills, Notes, & Money, (if any in the hands of Joseph Outland), on account of a Partnership, between him, & said Newby.” May 11, 1762. Test’ Thos Wilson, Joseph Newby, Mary Elliott.

No. 49. John Barclift Jr, for £20 pd by Robert Wilson, of Nixonton, sold pt of tract, 100a, on the East by Little River. Sarah Barclift, wife of said John, relinquishes her dower right. Mar —, 1758. Test’ Joseph Overman, John Overman.

No. 50. Abraham Riggs of Pasq, “doth forever release 100a, on the main Road in Perq Co, unto Capt Joseph Turner, whereon my uncle Abraham Riggs lived, & by will did bequeath to me.” Dec 31, 1761. Test’ Rebeccah Clayton, John Clayton.

No. 51. July 16, 1762. Joseph Perrishoe Jr of Perq, for £51 pd by William Bateman, of afsd—sold 102a on No East side of Perq River, “according to the most ancient, & reputed bounds.” Said land purchased by John Perrishoe father of said Joseph, of Mr. Clement Hall, at whose death sd land descended to

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Josiah Perrisho, who conveyed same to sd Joseph Jr. Test’ Thomas Bateman, John Harvey.

No. 52. John Hawkins of Bertie Co, Planter—for £16 pd by Joseph Newby, of Perq, Millwright—sold 160a, adj John Kinions line, which he bought of William Lacey, & was formerly John Flowers. July 16, 1762. Test’ Joseph Moore, John Leah, Joshua Sutton.

No. 53. April 3, 1762. John Raper, planter—for £30 pd by Thomas Bateman Jr (both of Perq), “doth sell land on No Wst side of Muddy Creek,” 50a, adj William, & Thomas Bateman, pt of land taken up by Thomas Snoden, (280a) May 1, 1768. Test’ Thomas Robinson, Aaron Jackson.

No. 54. James Morgan of Pasq, for £10 pd by Isaac Boswell, of Perq, sold 34a of Swamp land, on So Wst Side of Little River. Dec 30, 1761. Test’ Joseph Boswell, Jno Clayton.

No. 55. Jarvis Jones of Pasq, Esq—for £150 pd by Samuel Sutton, of Perq, sold part of two patents, one called “Gut patent” to John Parish, Nov 22, 1714, & the other 500a, called “Glades Patent” Oct 10, 1725, taken out of the whole, 400a, on “Shitten Gut,” adj Thomas Weeks, & William Arnold near the head of “Turkey Ridge.” July 20, 1762. Test’ Joseph Sutton, Thomas Stevenson.

No. 56. July 20, 1762. Jarvis Jones, for £175 pd by Joseph Sutton, sold 300a, grt unto Albert Albertson Jr, Jan 1, 1694, also 200a grt unto John Tomblin, July 3, 1694, purchased by Albert Albertson, of William Tomblin, July 23, 1739, “he being the only surviving son of his father dec, land on So Side of Deep Creek, near Nags Head Chappel,” on the head of Tomblins branch. Test’ Sam'l Sutton, Joseph Sutton, Thomas Stevenson.

No. 57. June 8, 1762. Joseph Boswell, for £14 pd by James Morgan, sold 24a on So Wst Side of Little River, “where said Joseph now dwells,” sd land taken up by Thomas Boswell. Test’ Christopher Nicholson, Thomas Robinson, William Hill.

No. 58. George Boswell, for £10 pd by Isaac Boswell, both of Perq, sold 67a on So Wst Side of Little River. July Court, 1762. Test’ Joseph Boswell, John Clayton.

No. 59. Feb 5, 1762. Thomas Bagley Sen, of Perq, for £55 s2 p4 ½ penny, sold 60a on No Est side of Perq River, to Samuel Bartlet, adj Daniel Saint, & Jonathan Pearson, “with all houses, & appurtenances.” Test’ Jonathan Pearson, Benjamin Bagley, Thomas Bagley Jr.

No. 60. July 19, 1762. John Nichols, & wife Jemmima, of Perq, Planter—for £100 pd by Jarvis Jones, of Pasq Co, sold part of 500a, a patent to John Parish, 1722, & sold by him to Edward Dowdy, June 6, 1735 (100a, sold to Robert Hall). The remaining 400a, fell to sd Jemmima, only dau of sd Dowdy, land near the end of “Turkey Ridge,” adj William Coleson. Test’ Thomas Nicholson, Joseph Sutton, Edward Holstead.

No. 61. Dec 9, 1761. William Wilson, & Jonathan Shared, for £115 pd by said Sharod, sold 150a on So Wst Side of Balahack Swamp, adj Caleb Elliott, & Elizabeth Nixon. Test’ Joseph Elliott, To Bullock, Jacob Wilson.

No. 62. Joseph Lilly of Chowan, Planter—for 20s pd by Jacob Powell, of afsd—sold 50a on East Side of Perq River, part of a patent to Elias Stallings, for 640a. Feb 23, 1762. Test’ John Hollowell, Samuel Farler.





No. 63. James Perrishoe Jr, of Perq, for £25 pd by Robert Evans, of afsd—sold 148a, adj Joseph Scott, & Peter Pearsons line. June 29, 1762. Test’ Matthew Jordan, George Metcalf.

No. 64. Jarvis Jones Esq, for £25 pd by William Arnold, of Perq, sold 50a, called “Glade patent” pt of 500a, patented by John Parish, Oct 10, 1725, on Suttons line. July 20, 1762. Test’ Joseph Sutton, Tho Nichols, Edw'd Holstead.

No. 65. Jan 25, 1762. William Albertson of Perq, for £8 pd by Samuel Anderson, of afsd—sold 70a on Henbys line, to Barbers corner. Test’ John Anderson, Joshua Boswell, Jonathan Sherod.

No. 66. Joshua Maudlin of Perq, planter—for £50 pd by Joseph Outland, Merch't—of afsd, sold 80a adj Dempsey Barclift, & Charles Blount, to the head of Little River. Jan 30, 1762. Test’ Joshua Fletcher, Foster Toms.

No. 67. Jan 25, 1762. Timothy Walton Esq, of Chowan Co, for £12 s10, pd by Andrew Knox, of Perq, sold 60a on South Side of Perq River, pt of a tract grt Julianna Laker, April 1, 1718/19 called “Chinqupin Ridge,” binding on lands of Joshua Skinner, William Arrington, & the desert. Test’ Ed Hall, Peter Bretton.

No. 68. Obadiah Small of Pasq Co, Cooper—for £16 pd by William Munden, of same, sold 65a on the side of Little River, & Spring Swamp, adj Joshua Perrishoe. Feb 22, 1762. Test’ Thomas Boswell, Elisha Parker, William Lowe.

No. 69. Benjamin Scarbrough of Perq, Farmer—for £100 pd by John Thatch, of same, sold 500a, “where sd Thatch now lives,” formerly the property of Richard Leary, by conveyance became the property of Paul Palmer, & Joanna his wife, given by them to Samuel, & Martha Ann Palmer, their Heirs by Deed, July 13, 1734, both dying without heirs, sd land descended to Anna Scarbrough, & from my mother, to me, son of sd Anna Scarbrough. July 1, 1762. Test’ Thos Bonner, Hatten Williams.

No. 70. Rachel Smith of Perq, for “love I bear my son John, do give one negro boy, named Ishmael, & in case he die, to be equally divided between my dau's Rachel, & Penninah.” July 21, 1761. Test’ Thos. Newby, Joseph Murdaugh.

No. 71. Francis Toms of Perq, for £30 pd by Joseph Smith Jr, sold 100a “near a ditch called Samuel Newby's,” in Balahack, adj Truman Moore's line. Jan 7, 1762. Test’ Samuel Snith, Jonathan Sherod, Thomas Elliott.

No. 72. Joseph Smith Jr of Perq, for £159 pd by Haig Elliott, of Pasq Co, sold 200a “at the Mirey branch, & Chowan Road, to the Holy bridge,” on line of Mary Barker, & Caleb Elliott. Sept 27, 1762. Test’ Joseph Smith, Jeremiah Carmon, John Trotten.

No. 73. Sept 6, 1762. Jesse Newby, for £5 pd by Robert Newby, sold land “at the Mill Pond” next to land where Mark Newby formerly dwelt, on lines of Samuel, Robert, & Francis Newby, to the mouth of a branch, running out of the Mill Pond, “on the north side of Francis Newby's house.” Test’ Cornelius Moore, Fras. Nixon, Joshua Fletcher.

No. 74. Aug 25, 1762. Francis Newby for £107 pd by Robert Newby, sold “right in 60a of land at the Mill Pond, next to Mark Newby's house, where he formerly lived,” to line of Samuel Newby, & the mouth of a branch, running





out of the Mill Pond, “on the north side of the house where Francis Newby now lives.” Test’ Matthew Jordan, Frederick Norcom, Abraham Bennett.

No. 75. Joseph Outland, Merch't—for £220 pd by Zachariah Nixon, sold 124a “where I now dwell,” on No Est Side of Perq River, adj Charles Morgan, Joseph Anderson, Samuel Moore, & Francis Toms. Aug 7, 1762. Joseph & Mary Outland. Test’ Zach Toms, Mark Newby.

No. 76. Sept 9, 1762. Joseph Outland, for £110 pd by Charles Blount, sold 80a on So wst Side of Little River, adj Dempsey Barclift, & sd Blount, “land formerly Joshua Maudlin's dec'd, a grt to John Godfrey, 1694.” Test’ Tully William, Joseph Whedbee.

No. 77. Jan 17, 1763. Edward Penrice, & Francis Penrice, of Perq for £288 s15, pd by Joseph Creecy, of Chowan Co, sold 170a, part of 543a, patented by Archibald Holmes, June 24, 1704, by him sold to Edward Wilson, April 7, 1705 which by sd Wilsons death fell to his dau Sarah, and was conveyed by sd Sarah & her husband Thomas Williams, to Richard Bond, by his death became the property of his brother Sam'l Bond, he dying without issue, sd land descended to his sister Elizabeth Penrice, & Abigail Arrenton, & from them to sd Edward, & William Arrenton, sons of sd Abagail, said William Arrenton, on Mar 5, 1757 sold his right to sd Penrice, 75a on North Side of Albemarle Sound, opposite “Battes Grave Island” belonging to Francis Penrice, dec'd father of sd Francis. Test’ Joshua Skinner, John Hall, Christ Moore.

No. 78. Earle Granville, gt unto Joe. Sutton Sen, 300a, on Suttons Creek, (a grt to Deborah Sutton, Nov 4, 1707, for 1s for every 50a). Wm Glover Esq President. Councillors; John Hawkins, Spear Foster. Test’ John Porter, Gabriel Newby.

No. 79. Aug 26, 1762. John Jones of Perq, for £80 pd by Miles Harvey, sold 200a, adj Moses Barker, pt of a tract, (435a) purchased by sd Jones, of John, & Miriam Chancey. Oct 10, 1757. Test’ Thomas Long, Zepaniah Jones.

No. 80. 1763. Benjamin Scarbrough of Perq, for £25 pd by Joshua Skinner, of same—sold plan’ on West Side of Castletons Creek, north-ward from “Skinners Bridge” formerly belonging to William Stewart, up the Creek to sd Skinner, & a line formerly Samuel Phelps, now William Townsends, pat by Richard Skinner, Nov 22, 1714, & by him sold to Julianna Laker, by descent from her to me. Jan 3, 1763. Test’ William Arrenton, Wm Townsend, Robert Jones, Henry Moore.

No. 81. Samuel Standin of Perq, Planter—for £100 pd by William Standin. sold 150a on Mings Creek, “whereon my dec'd father Sam'l Standin did live.” April 5, 1762. Test’ Joshua Skinner, Hatten Williams.

No. 82. “Samuel Standin dec'd Mar 28, 1752.” To divide a “bequest of land to his two sons, Sam'l, & William, on upper side of dividing branch, from Mings Creek to the head of sd branch, 150a the property of sd Samuel with 150a below the dividing branch, to William Standin; we here-unto divide same.” Jan 10, 1763. John Skinner, Benjamin Harvey.

No. 83. William Standin, for £100 pd by Samuel Standin, sold 150a, at the mouth of “dividing branch” to Ming Creek, adj land of “my dec father Samuel Standin.” April 5, 1763. Test’ Joshua Skinner, Hatten Williams.

No. 84. Jesse Henley, Farmer—for £12 pd by Mary Ratclift, (widow & relict of Joseph of Perq dec), sold unto Joseph Ratclift (her son) 225a, on So East Side of Little River, near Fork Swamp, adj land formerly Joseph





Sutton's, now Elliotts “by a grt from Earl Granville to me,” Nov 28, 1760. Seal 5d, 2mo 1763. Test’ Jesse Newby, And'n Wilson, Ralph Fletcher.

No. 85. April 19, 1763. William Standin of Perq, Planter—for £25 pd by Joshua Skinner of same, sold 50a, adj Luke Sumner, “to a Mirey branch,” down the branch to Bridge Creek, pt of land formerly Samuel Standin's. Test’ Samuel Penrice, John Cale.

No. 86. Sept 13, 1762. Thomas Ming of Chowan, Richard Rogers, & Delight Nixon, of same, for £310 sold to sd Rogers, & Nixon 120a, a grt to James Ward, Sept 29, 1706, who conveyed same to his gr-son James Ming, he dying without issue, sd land became the property of his brother Thomas Ming, Joseph Ming dec, (land at the bridge Neck, on the head of Yeopim River) sd land devised to sd Thomas by the will of his father Joseph Ming, 258a, in the fork of Eggertons Mill Swamp, called “Bridge Neck” adj James Eggerton dec, Francis Penrice dec, & John Wilkins. Thomas & Ann Ming. Test’ Thomas Ming, Thomas Pallarten.

No. 87. Joseph Perrishoe of Perq, for “love I bear my brother Samuel of afsd—do give all that plan’ on No Est Side of Perq River, 100a, which was given me by the will of my dec father, John Perrishoe, Dec 17, 1755, land grt unto John Anderson dec, July 26, 1703 (200a), & purchased by my father of him.” April 16, 1762. Test’ John Harvey, Tho Jones.

No. 88. Frans Penrice, late of Perq, did give to us Francis, & Samuel Penrice, a plan’ whereon he then lived, “with directions of division, by which we bind ourselves to abide.” Jan 16, 1763. Test’ Joshua Skinner, Charles Moore.

No. 89. Josiah Perrishoe of Perq, for £55, pd by James Perrishoe Jr, of afsd—sold 54a by the Pond side, a pat unto John Lacey, 1725. Seal June 26, 1762. Test’ Joseph Perrishoe, Joshua Davis.

No. 90. Oct 17, 1762. Andrew Knox E