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A bit of reality of colonial North Carolina…

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Below is a deed of William Boon… 1720ish. Forget the deed… taking off my genealogy cap and putting on my Historian cap, lets look at the “Court” at about this time. Note the asterisk and where the court was held. Queen Ann’s “? what is that word”. There just happens to be a record of some goings on at about this time in history.

Minutes of the General Court of North CarolinaNorth Carolina. General CourtJuly 27, 1721Volume 02, Pages 441-446


North Carolina—ss.
Att a Genll Court of Oyer & Terminer Continud & held for the sd Province at the Genll Court House at Queen Ann’s Creek in Chowan Precinct the 27th July 1721——————– page 442 ——————–

Prest the Honble ffredk Jones Esqr Chief Justice John Blount & Robt West Esqrs Justices.

The Grand Jury are Impannelld & Sworn Viz.Josph Jessop fforeman

Josph Wicker, Henry Bonner, Jams Williamson, Jno Pettiver, Wm Jones, Samll Spruill, Wm Stewart Samll Pagett, Jos Spruill, Jams Ming, Jno Swain Johna Evans, Thos Blitchenden, Coll. Maur. Moore, Aaron Oliver, Thos Harding, Thos Roundtree, Nics Hunter, Wm Lattimer, Patrk Maule

The Grand Jury Exhibit the following Bill of Indictment to the Court.

To the Honble ffredk Jones Esqr Chief Justice & to the rest of the Justices for holding the Genll Court for this Province

The Jurors for our Sovereign Lord the King Present that Christopher Butler of Chowan Precinct in the County of Albemarle in the Province of North Carolina Marrinr not having the fear of God before his Eyes but being moved and seduced by the Instigation of the Devil on or about the Seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord 1720/1 at Chowan afsd by force & Armes &c. in and upon Mary Haughton the wife of Wm Haughton of Chowan afsd in the Peace of God & our Lord the King then & there being an assault did make & the afsd Xphr Butler the afsd Mary Haughton by force & Armes and Contrary to the will of the sd Mary Haughton did then & there Violently & ffelloniously Ravish And the said Mary Haughton then & there Violently and ffelloniously agst her will Carnally know, Contrary to the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King his Crown & Dignity & Statutes in that case made & Provided &c.DANll RICHARDSON P Duo Rege.

Which Bill is returned Ignoramus.JAS. JESSOP fforeman.

And the sd Christophr Butler being calld appeard & acknowledged himself himself to be indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of ffifty Pounds and Jams Ward & Timo Truelove in the sum of twenty five pounds each to be Levyed upon their severall lands & Tenemts Goods & Chattells with condition that the sd Xphr Buttler well behave himself to all his Majes Leige people more especially to the sd Wm & Mary Haughton six months from hence coming then this Recog. to be void else to be & remain in full force.

Danll Richardson Esqr Attorney Genll came to Prosecute an Indictmt found by the Grand Jury agst Paul Palmer for a Misdemeanour. To which Indictmt the sd Paul Pleaded Not Guilty——————– page 443 ——————–

It is Comanded the Marshall that he cause to come twelve &c. by whom &c. who neither &c. And there came Thos Spires, Rd Skinner, Thos Hoskins, Wm Sadler, Edwd Howcott, Matt Gum̄s, Wm Wattson, Jno Harlow, Geo. Turnedge Wm Bonner, Wm Jones, John Johnson who being sworn say. We of the Jury do find the Deft Guilty of a Misdemeaner. Upon which Verdict the Deft moves in Arrest of Judgmt which is Granted & Ordered that he file his Errors ffifteen days before the next

The Grand Jury Presents Mr Thos Harvey, Mr Wm Little, Mr Wm Charleton Junr, Mr Roger Hazard, Christian Heidleburg, Jse Hill Wm ffallaugh by the Information of John Evans one of the Jurors for swearing one oath a Piece.

Grace Morgan for having two husbands & Living in Adultery

Chas Hopton for ffornication

Mary Haughton for Adultery comitted per Curr

Christopher Butler for ffornication.

The Grand Jury being askd if they had any further presentmts to offer to the Court answerd No.

Orderd that they be Dischargd

Jno Holmes being bound by an order of the Precinct Court of Chowan to appear &c. at this Court. Appeard & nothing being found agst him by the Grand Jury Orderd that he be dischargd.

Josa Spivey being bound by an Ordr of the Precinct Court of Chowan to appear &c at this Court appeared & nothing being found agst him by the Grand Jury. Ordered that he be Discharged.

Soloman Jordian being bound by Recog. to appear at this Court. appeared & Nothing being found agst him by the Grand Jury Ordered that he be Discharged

Charles Wilks being called to answer to an Indictmt found agtt him by the Grand Jury failed to appear last Court. And now also failing to appear. Ordered that Execution do issue agst him for his appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court.

Mary Brinn being called to answer to an Indictmt found against her by the Grand Jury failed to appear last Court. And now also failing to appear Orderd that Execution do issue against her for her appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court

Thoms Spivey, Abrm Spivey, Benjn Spivey and Jacob Spivey being bound by Recog. to appear at this Court to answer an Indictmt found agst them by the Grand Jury for Hoggstealing, Appeared, And the Attorney Genll having absconded from Court & refusing to Prosecute on behalf of our Sovereign Lord the King. Ordered that they be contd upon the——————– page 444 ——————–same Recog. to appear here the 3d day of the next Genll Court to answer the sd Indictmt

John Hassell being bound by Recog. to appear to appear at this Court having moved in arrest of judgmt on a Verdict of the Jury found agst him last Court and filed his Reasons: Appeared and the Attorney Genll having absconded from the Court & refusing to Prosecute on the behalf of our Sovereign Lord the King Orderd that he be contd upon the same Recog. to appear here the 3d day of the next Genll Court.

Wm Alexander being called to answer an Indictment found agst him by the Grand Jury appeared and the Attorney Genll refusing to Prosecute on behalf of our Sovereigne Lord the King. Upon the Courts Order the sd Wm Alexander acknowledged himself to be indebted to our said Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of Two hundred pounds to be Levyed upon his Land & Tenemts goods and Chattells with condition that the sd Wm Alexander personally appear here the 3d day of the next Genll Court & not depart the Court untill Discharged therefrom and that in the mean time he be of his good behaviour then the above Recog to be Void else to remain in full force.

Danll McDaniel & Robt Attkins being calld to answer to their Recog, but they having they having absconded & withdrawn themselves & Effects out of this Governmt Ordd that the same be Dismist

I’ve studied a bit on one Daniel McDaniel who I think is this guy… use my search button)

Paul Palmer & Joanna his wife being calld to answer to an Indictmt found agst them by the Grand Jury Appd by their Attorney & Pleaded Not Guilty but the Attorney Genll having absconded the Court & refusing to Prosecute on behalf of our Sovereign Lord the King. Orderd that the Tryall therof be referrd till the next Court and that the sd Paul Palmer Enter into Recog for his appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court.

Whereupon the sd Paul Palmer acknowledged himself to be indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of one hundred Pound & Joseph Jessop & John Pettiver in the sum of fifty Pounds each to be Levyed upon their severall Lands and Tenemts goods and Chattells with Condition that ye sd Paul Palmer & Joanna his wife appear here the 3d day of the next Genll Court and not Depart the Court untill Discharged therefrom then this Recog. to be Void Else to be & Remain in full force.

Joanna Palmer being calld to answer to an Indictmt found agst her by the Grand Jury Appeard by her Attorney & Pleaded Not Guilty, but the Attorney Genll having absented from Court and refusing to prosecute on behalf of our Sovereign Lord the King, Orderd that the Tryall thereof be referrd till the next Court & she enter into Recognizance for her appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court——————– page 445 ——————–

Whereupon Joseph Jessop & Jno Pettiver acknowledged themselves to be indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of one hundred Pounds each to be Levyed upon their severall Lands & Tenemts, goods & Chattells with Condition. That the sd Joanna Palmer appear here the 3d day of the next Genll Court & not Depart the Court untill Discharged therefrom then the above Recog to be void else to be & Remain in full force

Charles Hopton being bound by Recog: to Appear at this Court & nothing being alleadged against him. Ordered that he be Discharged

Edward Howcott being bound by Recog: to appear at ys Court to answer to an Indictmt found agst him by the Grand Jury appeard. but the Attorney Genll Having absented himself from Court & refusing to Prosecute on behalf of our Sovereign Lord the King, Orderd that he be continued upon the same Recog: to the 3d day of the next Genll Court with which the said Howcott is Content.

North Carolina—ss.

To the Honble ffredk Jones Esqr Ch. Just & to the rest of the Justices for holding the Genll Court of this Province.

The Jurors for our Sovereign Lord the King on their oaths Present Wm Norris of Pasquotank Precinct within this Province that on the 24th day of July Anno. Dom 1717 having not the fear of God before his Eyes, by the Instigation of the Devil & evil disposed Inclinations he the sd Wm Norris at Pasquotank afsd did forge a Deed from Alice & John Billett to Samll Willson with an intent & Designe to alter the freehold of the Land therein granted might be defeated contrary to the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King that now is his Royall Crown & Dignity & against a Statute in that Case made & Provided &c.DANll RICHARDSON P Duo Rege

Which Indictmt being Read and the sd Wm Norris calld appeard but the Attorney Genll having absented from the Court & refusing to Prosecute on behalf of our Sovereign Lord the King. Orderd that the sd Wm Norris do enter into Recog: for his appearance here the 3d day of the next Court to answer the said Indictmt

Whereupon the sd Wm Norris acknowledged himself to be indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of three hundred Pounds & Thos Comander in the sum of two hundred pounds to be Levyed upon their Lands & Tenemts Goods & Chattells with Condition that the sd Wm Norris do personally appear here the 3d day of the next Genll Court &——————– page 446 ——————–not Depart the Court untill discharged therefrom And that in the mean time he be of his good behaviour then this Recog. to be void Else to be & Remain in full force

George Griffin being bound by Recog. to appear at this Court to answer for a contempt in not obeying a Precept from a Magistrate appeard and acknowledged himself to be indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of twenty pound & George Turnedge in the sum of ten Pounds to be Levyed upon their severall Lands & Tenemts Goods & Chattells with Condition that the sd Geo. Griffin do personally appear here the third day of the next Genll Court & answer for the sd Contempt & not Depart the Court untill discharged thereform & that in the mean time he be of his good behaviour then this Recog to be Void else to be & remain in full force.

Adjourned till the next Court in CourseFFRED. JONES Ch. Just

Some of the boys must have been overwhelmed with an air of morality that day… but I tend to think they probably washed down the day’s witch hunt with a few ales or perhaps some Madeira wine later that night.

A few of “the boys” hailed from Bath County. Note that they liked to deal in Real Estate when they were not holding Court.

This is the entry list for Bath County from one of my favorite websites.

NCLandgrants.com

Searching Bath County (158 total subjects)

158 subjects found. All are shown in the pages below regardless of the first letter

      


Akins, Thomas1 grant; 1000 acres, 1728
Alderson, Simon1 grant; 200 acres, 1719
Allen, Eleazer3 grants; 1920 acres, 1725
Alligator Bay1 grant; 485 acres, 1728
Alligator Creek1 grant; 485 acres, 1728
Ashe, John Baptista, 1748-18024 grants; 3840 acres, 1730
Atkins, Robert1 grant; 640 acres, 1729
Barnards Creek1 grant; 1500 acres, 1730
Barrow, William1 grant; 460 acres, 1714
Bear Creek2 grants; 540 acres, 1720-1726
Beaufort Inlet2 grants; 16461 acres, 1713-1720
Bell, Cornelius1 grant; 360 acres, 1720
Bell, John1 grant; 640 acres, 1728
Bill, John1 grant; 720 acres, 1728
Blounts Creek1 grant; 770 acres, 1719
Bogue Banks1 grant; 9461 acres, 1720
Bogue Sound1 grant; 20 acres, 1723
Booth, William1 grant; 380 acres, 1716
Boyd, John2 grants; 990 acres, 1727
Brice, William1 grant; 285 acres, 1708
Brier, William1 grant; 0 acres
Bunington, George1 grant; 0 acres
Burnington, George6 grants; 15000 acres, 1730
Cape Fear River40 grants; 36724 acres, 1725-1730
Carone, James1 grant; 1280 acres, 1716
Carone, John1 grant; 1280 acres, 1716
Carteret Precinct1 grant; 640 acres, 1728
Cheese Cake Creek1 grant; 500 acres, 1728
Clayton, Zebulon1 grant; 500 acres, 1730
Clubfoot Creek1 grant; 380 acres, 1716
Conner, Lewis3 grants; 20860 acres, 1730-1794
Contentnea Creek1 grant; 640 acres, 1730
Copper River2 grants; 2000 acres, 1728
Cordin, William1 grant; 135 acres, 1729
Core Sound4 grants; 930 acres, 1713-1723
Crocks, Seth1 grant; 640 acres
Davis, John3 grants; 1280 acres, 1728
Drum Inlet1 grant; 7000 acres, 1713
Duck Island1 grant; 20 acres, 1723
Dudley, Christopher1 grant; 510 acres, 1729
Everard, Richard1 grant; 420 acres, 1726
Forster, Robert1 grant; 2425 acres, 1728
Gale, Christopher4 grants; 10324 acres, 1715-1720
Gardner, John1 grant; 400 acres, 1727
Gary, John1 grant; 640 acres, 1705
Glover, Charlesworth4 grants; 550 acres, 1723
Godfrey, John2 grants; 375 acres
Goose Creek2 grants; 1150 acres, 1728
Green, Anthony1 grant; 540 acres, 1729
Hamilton, Archibald1 grant; 1000 acres, 1728
Harris, John1 grant; 640 acres, 1730
Harrison, Charles3 grants; 1540 acres, 1726-1728
Harrisons Creek1 grant; 500 acres, 1728
Haw Fields1 grant; 10000 acres, 1728
Haw River5 grants; 29225 acres, 1728
Hyrne, Edward1 grant; 3000 acres, 1728
Indian Wells4 grants; 2820 acres, 1727-1730
Jackson, Thomas1 grant; 800 acres, 1723
Jacobs, Isaac1 grant; 230 acres, 1708
Jasper, Jonathan1 grant; 770 acres, 1730
Jasper, Richard1 grant; 305 acres, 1717
John, Lewis1 grant; 1000 acres, 1730
Johnson, William1 grant; 240 acres, 1720
Jones Neck2 grants; 2630 acres, 1707
Jones, Fred7 grants; 8975 acres, 1707-1715
Jones, Frederick5 grants; 8035 acres, 1707
Jones, Thomas1 grant; 2540 acres, 1729
Jones, William Harding1 grant; 474 acres, 1731
Jowel, Richard2 grants; 375 acres
Jowell, Richard1 grant; 0 acres
Keith, James1 grant; 90 acres, 1720
Kingman, Robert1 grant; 510 acres, 1707
Lane, Walter1 grant; 0 acres
Law, Benjamin1 grant; 0 acres
Linfield, Francis1 grant; 180 acres, 1726
Little, William1 grant; 4200 acres, 1728
Lockwoods Folly1 grant; 720 acres, 1728
Lockwoods Folly Inlet1 grant; 1000 acres, 1727
Lockwoods Folly River1 grant; 640 acres, 1728
Lovick, John2 grants; 5550 acres, 1727-1728
MacKey, John1 grant; 300 acres, 1716
MacKnight, John3 grants; 1280 acres, 1729
Mason Inlet1 grant; 2000 acres, 1725
Maule, Patrick5 grants; 3930 acres, 1719-1726
McDowls, Peter1 grant; 300 acres, 1730
McLeviers, Edward1 grant; 370 acres, 1720
Mitchell, William1 grant; 150 acres, 1720
Moeley, Edwards1 grant; 375 acres
Moore, Maurice13 grants; 11835 acres, 1720-1730
Moore, Nathan1 grant; 1000 acres, 1728
Moore, Nathaniel4 grants; 3140 acres, 1728-1729
Moore, Roger14 grants; 16935 acres, 1726-1728
Moseley, Edward7 grants; 21325 acres, 1728-1730
Moseley, Edwards1 grant; 640 acres, 1730
Mount Pleasant2 grants; 960 acres, 1729
Naplons, Richard1 grant; 500 acres, 1729
Neuse River12 grants; 26110 acres, 1707-1794
New Currituck Inlet1 grant; 305 acres, 1717
New River4 grants; 830 acres, 1723-1726
New Topsail Inlet1 grant; 640 acres, 1728

Note:

Edward Moseley…. 21,325 acres (which probably explains why he drew that map in 1733)

Patrick Maule… 3,930 acres

William Little… 4,200 acres

Frederick Jones… 8,035 acres… remember him from above?

To the Honble ffredk Jones Esqr Ch. Just & to the rest of the Justices for holding the Genll Court of this Province.

The Jurors for our Sovereign Lord the King on their oaths Present Wm Norris of Pasquotank Precinct within this Province that on the 24th day of July Anno. Dom 1717 having not the fear of God before his Eyes, by the Instigation of the Devil & evil disposed Inclinations he the sd Wm Norris at Pasquotank afsd did forge a Deed from Alice & John Billett to Samll Willson with an intent & Designe to alter the freehold of the Land therein granted might be defeated contrary to the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King that now is his Royall Crown & Dignity & against a Statute in that Case made & Provided &c.DANll RICHARDSON P Duo Rege

I could go on with some other of “the boys” shenanigans… but I think you get my drift.

And lest we forget, about 1718 or so… Blackbeard the Pirate hung around these parts. (smiling)

added… just noticed William Braswell did not escape the wrath of the Chown Court.

Minutes of the General Court of North CarolinaNorth Carolina. General CourtNovember 01, 1720 – November 03, 1720Volume 02, Pages 408-416

The Jurors for our Sovereign Lord the King on their oaths do Present That Wm Braswell of the Precinct of Chowan in the Province afsd Planter did on or about the 1st day of Aprill 1720 at Chowan afsd by force & Armes kick & otherwise abuse one Richard Washington yn & there a Constable in the Execution of his office & other Inormitys to him the sd Richard Washington did then and there do with like force and Armes agst the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King his Crown Dignity &cBilla VeraNICs CRISP foreman

One wonders what the “other Inormitys” refer to? (smiling)

These are from the site Colonial and State Records of North Carolina

https://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.php/document/csr02-0205

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May 24, 2021 at 4:06 am

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  1. I am trying to send message on comment – and can’t. I have tons of research on Gibsons and some of the families you are looking at.  William Boon is father of Hubbard Gibsons wife — William Boon’s wife is sister of William Brown whose daughter Mary, is married to Gideon Gibson.  The Thomas Brown you mention is brother of Patrick Brown, they are from Fort Congaree — Patrick went to Georgia

    Capt Charles Russell of Fort Congaree came from Henrico – assoc of Allenson Clark/Clarke — his mother said to be Mary Gibson  —- Allenson Clarke sued Gilbert Gibson in Henrico 1713 

    John Gibson and son Gilbert are at Fort Congaree — likely related to Roger Gibson and nephew Luke Gibson, Cherokee Trader, sister Susannah Gibson lived at Pine Tree

    Joanne

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    joannepezzullo

    May 24, 2021 at 4:15 am

  2. You are getting in the comments…
    I would like to hear more about your research of William Boon’s wife. Please keep in the comments as many people are interested and I would like to share.

    I think that Thomas Browne was the son of John Browne the Indian Trader… so I disagree about being a brother of Patrick Brown. Of course you are free to challenge my assumption. Please do.

    The Gibsons could be a Page all by themselves… but they are fairly well documented on other sites and hence not fully on my radar.

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    anderson1951

    May 24, 2021 at 4:57 am

    • I think the William Brown that I chronicle was married to Martha Braswell.
      from my notes
      “I always hunt for that “smoking gun” proof. I have not found one for any of the sons of John Browne SR. With that said though, even professional genealogists recognize that it is not always forthcoming… they will concede to the “preponderance of evidence” factor just as we sometimes do in a court of law.

      Just today I finally put the clues together concerning two sons of Bridgett (Lewis) Browne. And there staring me in the face was the one son of John Browne who I least expected to find…William. William Browne married Martha Braswell… he also had property in IOW (now Southampton, VA) near another son of Brigett (Lewis) Browne… Anthony Lewis (of Anthony’s Delight fame). William Browne and Anthony Lewis were step- brothers as it were. At this place in old IOW also shows up Thomas Browne who is associated with a property deal with his brother William.”

      John Browne (the dessert map)

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      anderson1951

      May 24, 2021 at 5:16 am

  3. An aside… below I have “unproven” that William Boon was the brother-in-law of William Brown. It is all over the web and may or may not be true. Make up your own mind.

    The earliest property record I can find is for a William Boon in 1712.

    16 July 1720 William Boon of Chowan Prect. to John Bryant of Isle of Wight Co VA 8£ current money 100 acres more or less on the north side of Menherring river, joining Matthew Rushing, the second branch and the river now in the actual possession of John Bryan all houses, orchards, gardens, etc. part of a 640 acres granted to William Browne 29 Nov 1706. Wit: Benjamin Foreman, Elias Fort

    10 July 1721 William Boon of Chowan Prect. to William Powell of the Lower Parish of Isle of Wight Co VA 11£ current money of VA 200 acres more or less on the north side of Roanoke River in Ocanocha Neck, joining the Beaver Dam branch and the Edge of a Pond now in his Peaceable possession part of a Pattent for 600 acres granted to William Boon 5 Mar 1712 Wit: Thomas Boon, Robert Hicks

    William Boon married the sister of William Browne. From that I conjecture that at least William Boon may have been around NC as early as 1706??? That seems to be the earliest “North Carolina” date that I can attribute to any of these Boons. That does not mean they were not there… it is just the earliest date I can consider.

    …….an aside… see what I did just above… I said “William Boon married the sister of William Browne”… That may be entirely incorrect.

    The Braswell researchers started me on that idea… and it all may well be a goofy mistranslation- note William Browne’s will below:

    Will of William Browne 1718

    Dec 1718… County of arbarmarll… sick and weak…

    … to wife… bed, furniture, horse “toby”…

    —-fold—– illegible

    … fifty acres of Land belonging to yt (?) and my Riding horse “ball”… mare, cow, bed (etc)…

    … son Thomas… 150 acres joining his brother John “Siprus gutt”… horse

    … son Jacob… 150 acres… “Siprus gutt” joining brother Thomas… horse

    … daughter Ann… 150 acres at “head of brother John”

    … to John Carver… 50 acres at ye place where his father was kild…

    … daughter Martha… 150 acres… joining upon Carver

    … dau Mary… 150 acres… between Martha and head Line…

    … dau Sarah… 150 acres at ye ________? fort

    … remaining land… to be Equaly devided between her and seven children excepting 100 acres to William Boon at other side mahe/ page cut off ( maherin?) River

    … Thomas Mandeu & my wife executors

    … I desire my son John to _____? with his mother… he is of age 19… likewise “her” son Thomas live with his mother til 19… likewise “her” son Jacob… likewise her daughter Ann til 18… likewise Martha til 18… Sarah …18

    … son Thomas & Jacob a gun…

    Wm Brown (signed with a signature and a mark… seemingly both his)

    Thomas Mandeu

    Thomas Smith

    Martha (X) Brown

    abstract by Marc Anderson 2013

    Braswell researchers have concluded that the line:

    to be Equaly devided between her and seven children excepting 100 acres to William Boon at other side mahe/ page cut off ( maherin?) River

    where I have transcribed “at other side mahe”… according to their transcription is

    “excepting 100 acres to William Boon ‘a brother’”

    Obviously I disagree… and I am unsure of another so-called proof that William Boon and William Browne were brothers-in-law. But the fact that he left property to him could show a relationship. But I still contest that the will says “a brother”. …glad to get that out of my system.

    Here is the “very nicely typed” but very wrong transcription of William Brown’s will of 1718:
    Will of William Brown 15 Dec 1718 – recorded 21 July 1719 [SS 341 p 84 NC wills]
    In the name of God Amen, this 15th day of December in the year of our Lord God 1718 – I William Brown in ye county of Albermarle in ye province of North Carolina, am sick and week . . .
    I bequeath to my Lawful wife my bed and furniture and my horse Tobe and a horse Cate.
    I bequeath to my eldest son John ye Manner Plantation and one hundred and fifty acres of land;
    to my son Thomas one hundred and fifty acres of land joyning to his brother John;
    to my son Jacob one hundred and fifty acres of land up Cyprus gritt joying upon his brother Thomas;
    to my daughter Ann one hundred and fifty acres of land lying upon the head of her brother John;
    to John Carver fifty acres of land and ye place which his father was kild lying between two branches;
    to my daughter Martha one hundred and fifty acres of land joining upon Carver;
    to my daughter Mary one hundred and fifty acres of land between Martha and ye head line;
    to my daughter Sarah one hundred and fifty acres of land and ye southmost fork.
    The remaining part of ye land I leave holy and truly to my sonnes disposing. My hold desire is for my wife to have ye remaining part of my estate to be equally divided between her and my seven children excepting one hundred acres of land to William Boon a brother.
    I do make and desire choice of Thomas Manders and my wife as executors. All children under age.
    Wits: Thomas Manders [Mandue], Thomas Smith, Martha Brown.
    Another reference to William Boon in 1712:
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/surry/wills/allen36.

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    anderson1951

    May 24, 2021 at 5:48 am

  4. Re: Queen Anne’s… I believe the word is “Towne.” https://www.visitedenton.com/chowan-history.php “The seat of government was originally known as Roanoke, then the Town of Queen Anne’s Creek. In 1722, the town was incorporated and named Edenton in honor of Charles Eden, the popular royal governor of North Carolina.”

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    Traci

    May 24, 2021 at 7:56 am

    • Thank you Traci. I was thinking “Taverne” but knew better… they were brash and arrogant but not stupid. For some reason the honorable Senator Ted Kennedy comes to mind… and his Oldsmobile.

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      anderson1951

      May 24, 2021 at 8:08 am


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