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l^arbarli College IttiTars 



FROM THF. 



BRIOHT LKOACY. 



Descendants of Henrj Bright, jr., who died at Water- 
town, Mass., in i6S6, are entitled to hold scholarships in 
Harvard College, established in iSSo under the will of 



JONATHAN BROWN BRIGHT 

of Waltham, Mass., with one half the income of this 
Legacy. Such descendants failing, other persons are 
eligible tp the scholarships. The will requires that 
this announcement shall be made in every book added 
to the Library under its provisions. 



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THE 

COLONIAL RECORDS 



OP THE 



STATE OK QEORGIA 



COMPII.BD AND FUBUSHBD UNDER AUTHORTrv 
OF 

THK LKGISLATURK 

BY 

ALLEN r>. CANDLER 



VOLUME XI 



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PROCEEDINGS AND MINUTES OF THE 
_ GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



PROM 



April 3, 1770, to July 13, 1771 
(From British Public Records Office, B. T.) 



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PRJNTEB3, FOBUSHHRS, BINDERS 

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GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 3* April 1770. 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

James Habersham. 
Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
James Mackay 
The Hon^** i Grey Elliott \ Esquires 

Clement Martin Jun' 
Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 
James Read 



Junr. for 80 
Acres 



Read a Petition of Clement Martin Jun' setting forth 
o?emrM*rttii *hat there was a small piece of Land) adjoining the head 
line of his lot at Abercom containing not more than 
eighty Acres which he was desirous to Obtain as Con- 
venient to his Settlement Therefore praying for the said 
vacant piece of Land he having more than two Negroes 
for whom he had Obtained no Land. 



R^SOLV^ That on Condition that the Petiti(Mier 
Granted joth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the saici Grant in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Mary Douglass Widow setting 

Ma ^i)iu7a88 ^^^^ *^^ ^^^ lately had a Warrant for a Quantity of 

su^^ius Lind Surplus land included within the lines of a Tract of Land 

up Savannah River purchased by her husband which 

Surplus land at the ^***'^ of Petitioning was supposed to 



granted 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIU 

contain six hiindred Acres : but by an Actual Survey was 
found to be only three hundred and Sixty five Acres and 
three Roads ^■**'^ Therefore praying that the Surveyer 
general might be ordered to receive and certify to her 
the said Surplus land agreeable to the plan thereof ex- 
hibited. 

R^oi^vKD That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do receive and 
certify the same Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Prink C"" setting forth that 
ot\he Eevd. he had Obtained no land in the Province and was desir- 
for 500 Acres ous of Land for Cultivation having eight Negroes There- 
fore praying for five hundred Acres in S* John's Parish 
upon the head of the Spring branch two Miles from Land 
of James Tanby to be laid out in an Oblong the Swamp 
being narrow. 

R^soi^vED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
. Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Wright setting forth that 
Joseph wri^t be had five hundred Acres of Land ordered him at the 
last board and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract having a Wife three Children and forty five Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for five hundred Acres in S* 
Mary's Parish to adjoin the said five hundred Acres or- 
dered him at the last board. 

RESOI.VED That c«i Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 



O ranted 



APRIL, 1770. 6 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
6f the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Miller setting forth that he 
ofsanfi.Mmerhad had four hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
cres ^^^ desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife two Children and thirty eight Negroes Therefore 
praying for four hundred Acres in S* John's Parish to 
adjoin land there ordered Palmer Golding which Peti- 
tioner had purchased to be laid out Oblong, it being for a 
" Conveniency of back water Also one hundred Acres about 
two Miles from the same land for a Cowpen also Ob- 
long. 



Granted 



RESOLVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Graham Esq' setting forth 
o?jnof*^*^^^ that he was possessed of forty two Negroes for whora 
toTiSwISeshe had Obtained no Land and was desirous to Obtain 
land on their behalf Therefore praying for One thousand 
Acres in S* John's Parish on a Swamp about three miles 
from Land of James Taylor on Coonochee and alsp five 
hundred Acres in the same parish upon little Coonochee 
to join land granted Nathaniel Hall and near the Indian 
line. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within seven 



6 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 

the said Petition is granted — 

^ ^ , Read a Petition of John Forbes setting forth that he 

the Petn. of _^ ^ 

iwioo Acres ^^^ ^^ '^^^ granted him in Family Right but had since 
six Negroes in the Province for whom he Obtained no 
Land Therefore praying for three hundred Acres of 
Marsh Land adjoining his own land and Mars on Mid- 
way River in S* John's and S* Philip's Parishes on a 
Creek dividing the two Parishes — 



Granted 



RESOLVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Richard Scruggs setting forth that 
Richd!^"* ^^ he had been many years settled in the Province had had 
Acres^ ^' ^^ two hundred Acres of land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife four Chil- 
dren and two Negroes Tlierefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres in S* Matthew's Parish up a Creek called 
Black Creek about Seven Miles from Land ordered 
Charles Hudson — 

R^SOi^VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^j^q q^^ g. Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



APRIL, 1770. 7 

Read a Petition of Jane Russdl Widow setting forth 
j^e^]^^n that she by the Will of her late Husband was possessed 
ores ^ sixteen Farm Lots lying in Jekyl and Frederic Tythr 
ings Darby Ward and in the fourth Tything Reyonlds 
Ward between which said lots was some vacant Land 
Originally designed and set apart for Roads between 
each lot That she was desirous to Obtain a Grant of the 
said vacant land having three N^^roes for whom she had 
Obtained no Land Therefore praying for the said vacant 
land containing One hundred and Sixteen Acres. 

R^soi^v^ That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Tamer Oates setting forth that she 
the Petn. of had from her Infancy been settled in the Province had 

Tftmer Dates -^ 

for 800 Acres never yet any land granted her and was possessed of four 
Negroes Therefore praying for three hundred Acres 00 
Oswald's Swamp near or adjoining Lands of John Oates. 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Cutler Braddock setting forth 

So.^cutie?' ^^* ^^ ^^^ *^^^^ brought up in the Province had had 

S?Awe? '*^' ^^ Land granted him and) was desirous to Obtain land for 

Cultivation having a Wife and two Negroes Therefore 



8 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL; 

praying for two hundred and fifty Acres in S' Matthew's 
Parish on the back and near land granted his Father 
deceased. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^j^th take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Ro- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Edmond Bugg setting forth that he 
Btoun^Bugg was lately come into the Province had had Two hundred 
Acres of Land ordered him at the last board and was 
desirous to Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife 
Ten Children and thirteen Negroes Therefore praying 
for two himdred and fifty Acres in S* Paul's Parish to 
be laid out near the two hundred Acres before ordered 
him. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
oranted ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Francis Stringer setting forth that 
i?fni!®'°' ^' hie had been seven years in the Province had had two 
IwaSbs'^^ hundred Acres of Land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife two Chil- 
dren and four Negroes Therefore praying for two hun- 
dred Acres in S* George's Parish to adjoin Land there 
laid out for John Friar and Peter Torquinnett. 



APRIL, 1770. 



9 



"Granted 



RESOI.VHD That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Benja. 
Williamson 
for 200 Aores 



Qranted 



Read a Petition of Benjamin Williamson setting forth 
that he had been many years in the Province had had 
Six hundred Acres of Land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife eight Chil- 
dren and nine Negroes Therefore pra)ring for two hun- 
dred Acres in S* George's Parish to adjoin the head lines 
of BeviU's and Edward Barnard Land which Petitioner 
had purchased — 

Resoi^v^ That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of. his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



^be Petn. of 
Paal Fulton 
for 250 Acres 



Read a Petition of Paul Fulton setting forth that he 
had had no Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain Land having a Wife a Child and three Negroes 
Therefore praying for One hundred Acres upon Branch 
of the Buffelo Swamp for the settling of a Stock and 
being within a Mile and half of Land ordered Moses 
Way. And also to grant him One hundred and fifty 
Acres in S* Andrew's Parish for the Conveniency of 
back water to adjoin the land whereon- he lived which 
had been granted his Father. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 



10 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Grai4ted. ^q^j^ ^j^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
. esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Nevell setting forth that he 
^o. Neveinco had been in the Province near five years had had no 
Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife and Child Therefore praying 
for one hundred Acres upon Briar Creek adjoining of 
Gilsh Thomas 



Granted. 



R^oi^vED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Ras- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Sir Patrick Houstoun setting forth 
the petn. of that he had lately ordered him five hundred Acres of 
Hon8toiin°for Land in S* Philip's Parish which had been Surveyed but 
the Surveyor general Objected to receiving the plan on 
account of some difference in the Soundings Therefore 
praying that the said five hundred Acres might be or- 
dered him in S* Philips Parish to adjoin the Lands of 
Thomas Ross John Mann and Susannah Wylly. 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



APRIL, 1770. 11 

Read a Petition of Joseph Ottolenghe setting forth 
the^etn. of ^j^^ j^^ j^^ lately ordered him three hundred Acres of 
aw Acres * ^"^Land which on Survey was found not proper for a Set- 
tlement. That he had Twelve Negroes for whom he had 
Obtained no Land Therefore praying for Six himdred 
Acres in S* Philip's Parish near or to adjoin Land there 
ordered Adam Ortner. 



Granted. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Lee Jun' setting forth that 
Thos^^Si o' he had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
Acr^ '^' **^ ^^ ^^^ '^t board which proved not to be vacant and was 
desirous to Obtain another Tract in Lieu thereof There- 
fore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres on the 
South side of Coonochee about four Miles from the 
River and two Miles from land ordered John Bamaby 
or Bams. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. (Joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty ir.ay not be defrauded of his Quit Rents tlie 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Patrick Dennison setting forth 

the Peto of that he was lately come into the Province had had no 

Dennigon for Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

°^^ Cultivation having a Wife and seven Children Therefore 



12 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

praying for three hundred and fifty Acres in S* George's 
Parish to adjoin Land there ordered John Galphin. 

Resolve That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Winn setting forth that he 
jno. winn*for ^^^ ^^^ ^^^S ^^ ^^c Province had had no Land granted 
200 Acres j^jj^ ^^^ ^^g desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having a Wife a Child and Twelve Negroes Therefore 
praying for two hundred Acres in S* Andrew's Parish 
to adjoin land of Thomas Kelly partly on two sides the 
Comer being in the Swamp and to be laid out in an 
Oblong the Swamp being very narrow. 

Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^jQ^h take out a Grant for the said Land ^within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Wilson setting forth that he 
jm wiuon tor ^^ ^^^^ Stephen Smith purchased O'Daniel's Saw Mill 
200 Acres jj^ gt Qeorge's Parish and was desirous to Obtain a piece 
of Land Contiguous for the use of the said Mill having 
a Wife and three Children and had Obtained no Land 
in the province Therefore praying for three hundred 
Acres on the South Side of the Beaver Dam in S* 
George's Parish adjoining the saw Mill l^^nd — being 



APRIL, 1770. 13 

part of a Tract Sometime since ordered Morgan and 
Dunlap and by them given up and Elapsed. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted on doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Parobase. 

Months from this date and that he doth also raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — on Purchase be- 
ing Pine barren for the use of the Mill. 

Read a Petition of David Baldwin setting forth that 
Dald^w^n ^^ h^ '^^^^ ^^^^ years in the Province had had no Land 
for 200 Acres gnmted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and five Children Therefore pray- 
ing for two hundred Acres in Wrightsborough Town- 
ship S* Paul's Parish on the north Fork of Upton's Creek 
whereon he was now Settled. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Ras- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Shaw setting forth that he 

the Petn. of was Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 

«o Acrea^ ^' him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having a Wife and Six Children Therefore praying for 

two hundred Acres at the Waggon Ford on Green Briar 

where he was then settled 

Resoi^v^ That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^"^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 



14 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Months from this date and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from -the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Brinkley Corbet setting forth that 

of Brtnkiir he was settled in Wrightsborough Township S* Paul's 

Acres ^' Parish had had no Land granted him and was desirous 

to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for 

One hundred Acres on Sweet Water Branch of Briar 

Creek in the said Township. 



Onnted. 



R^soi/VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of tlie said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Rock setting forth that he 
the Petn. of was settled in the province had had no Land granted 

J no. Rook for ^ ° , 

100 Acres )^\^ gild was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
Therefore praying for one hundred Acres to adjoin Land 
there ordered William Davis at or near M*" Bean's 
Swamp. 



Granted. 



R^soi^v^ That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may" not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is orranted — 



tiM FMiuof 
Inae Cooper 
te 0)0 AerM 



APRIL, 1770. 16 

Read a Petition of Isaac Cooper setting forth that he 
was settled at Wrightsborough in S* Paul's Parish had 
had no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
Land for Cultivation having a Wife and Child There- 
fore praying for two hundred Acres in the said Town- 
ship on the Waters of Upton's Creek. 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in th^ Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Patrick Butler setting forth that he 
Sftk*Bitier ^^^ Settled in the province had had no Land granted 
forifiOAem him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres to 

adjoin Land granted Patrick Hallagan. 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^^•"^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



thePetn. of 
Jacob MeOurty 



Read a Petition of Jacob M^'Carty setting forth that 
he was settled in the Province had had no Land gfranted 
for aoo Acne ^im and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having a Wife and one Child Therefore pra)ring for two 
htmdred Acres on the Uchee Creek in S* Paul's Parish 
where he then lived. 

R^oi^v^D That on Condition that the Petitioner 
**" doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 



16 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Higginbotham setting 

iftePeto.^ forth that he was settled in the Province had had land 

b^^ fer 100 granted him but was possessed of four Negroes for 

whom he had Obtained no land Therefore praying for 

two hundred Acres on Old Mill Creek to adjoin Land 

there before granted him 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^''*»***- doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joshua Bradley setting forth that 
^S^E'riStyhe was settled in the Province and had two Children for 
forioo Aerw ^jjom he had Obtained no Land Therefore praying for 

One hundred Acres upon the great Kioka to adjoin land 

there laid out for Ebenezer Smith. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Stanley setting forth that he 
^^^[i^ was settled in the Province had had no Land granted 
for200AerM j^j^ ^^ ^^^ dcsirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 



APRIL, 1770. 17 

having a Wife and a Negro Therefore praying for two 
hundred Acres near the Uchee Credc in S* Paul's Parish 
where he then lived. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of David Stanley setting forth that he 

the Petn. of was Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 

fo/200 Ae^B^ him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having a Wife and six Children Therefore praying for 

two hundred Acres on Uchee Creek in S* Paul's Parish 

where he then lived. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. j^^ ^^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Lands within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Philip Elphinston setting forth that 
toe Petn. of he was Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 

Philip 

?i?Sfl*^ him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

for 800 Acres 

having a Wife and three Children Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres on the north side of Briar Creek 
to adjoin Land of George Galphin and lands purchased 
of John Higdon whereon Petitioner then lived. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
aranted. j^j^ ^^^ ^^ ^ Qj^^^^^ f^j. ^^ ^^ j^j; within Seven 

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16 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Higginbotham setting 

mT^rngSn- ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^ settled in the Province had had land 

5^^Jf"»*»*» granted him but was possessed of four Negroes for 

whom he had Obtained no land Therefore praying for 

two hundred Acres on Old Mill Creek to adjoin Land 

there before granted him 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^''*»***- doth -take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joshua Bradley setting forth that 
^u'^i^ he was settled in the Province and had two Children for 
forioo AerM ^Jjqj^ j^^ j^j^^ Obtained no Land Therefore praying for 

One hundred Acres upon the great Kioka to adjoin land 

there laid out for Ebenezer Smith. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grwited. j^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Stanley setting forth that he 
^^^Ii& was settled in the Province had had no Land granted 
for2oo Acres j^.^ ^^^ ^^^ dcskous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 



APRIL, 1770. 17 

having a Wife and a Negro Therefore praying for two 
hundred Acres near the Uchee Credc in S* Paul's Parish 
where he then lived. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
ermnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of David Stanley setting forth that he 

the petn. of was settled in the Province had had no Land granted 

for2ooAoreB*^him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having a Wife and six Children Therefore praying for 

two hundred Acres on Uchee Creek in S* Paul's Parish 

where he then lived. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^j^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Lands within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Philip Elphinston setting forth that 
toe Petn. of he was Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 
S^StoaSSs *^™ ^^ ^^ desirous to Obtain Lajnd for Cultivation 
having a Wife and three Children Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres on the north side of Briar Creek 
to adjoin Land of George Galphin and lands purchased 
of John Higdon whereon Petitioner then lived. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
aimnted. j^j^ ^^^ ^^ ^ Qj^^^ £^ ^^^ g^j j^j. Within Seven 

2 c r— vol 11 



18 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this date and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Robert Rae, George Whitefield & 
Robt^l& ""' C^ setting forth that they had heretofore ordei^ed them 
wStlfleid & five hundred Acres of Land in S^ George's Parish which 
siapsed ^' had been surveyed and a plan thereof returned into the 
Surveyor general's Office but the time was Elapsed in 
which a Grant for the same should have passed There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time they 
might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
the said land and that the Surveyor general might be 
ordered to prepare and certify a plan thereof for that 
purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
©ranted j^^j^ ^^j^^ q„|. ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date ("Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that they do also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Stewart setting forth that he 
ttie petn. of had had two hundred Acres of Land ordered him which 

Jno. Stewart , , , , , , , r , • , 

Eu ^d*^^'^ heen surveyed and a plan thereof retumted mto the 

Surveyer general's Office but the time was Elapsed in 
which a Grant for the same should have passed There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time he 
might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
the said Land and that the Surveyer general might be 
ordered to prepare and certify a plan thereof for that 
purpose. 



APRIL, 1770. 



19 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
8aml. Payne 
for 200 Acres 
Blapsed. 



Read a Petition of Samuel Payne setting forth that 
he had ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land in 
S* Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 



R^oi^v^ That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
.Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
inthatCase'lately made) and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Jonan. 
Oochran for 
1000 Acres 
Elapsed 



Read a Petition of Jonathan Cocliran setting forth that 
he had ordered him One thousand Acres of Land in S* 
Philip's Parish which was afterwards Caveated by Mar- 
tin Fenton deceased whose Executor had relinquished 
all right and Claim thereto Therefore praying that a 
Grant for the said Tract might be ordered to pass in his 
Name. 



18 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from thfs date and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Robert Rae, George Whitefield & 
SS>t^SS^ ""' C^ setting forth that they had heretofore ordered them 
whi^eid & five hundred Acres of Land in S* George's Parish which 
sifti^ed °'^ had been surveyed and a plan thereof returned into the 
Surveyor general's Office but the time was Elapsed in 
which a Grant for the same should have passed There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time they 
might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
the said land and that the Surveyor general might be 
ordered to prepare and certify a plan thereof for that 
purpose. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
©ranted j^^]^ ^^^ Qy|. ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (" Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that they do also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Stewart setting forth that he 
ttie petn. of had had two hundred Acres of Land ordered him which 
tor 200 Acres had been surveyed and a plan thereof retumted into the 

Elapsed -^ *^ ^ _^ , . 

Surveyer general's Office but the time was Elapsed m 
which a Grant for the same should have passed There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time he 
might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
the said Land and that the Surveyer general might be 
ordered to prepare and certify a plan thereof for that 
purpose. 



APRIL, 1770. 



19 



Oranted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
8aml. Payne 
for 200 Acres 
Blapsed. 



Read a Petition of Samuel Pa5me setting forth that 
he had ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land in 
S* Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 



Resoi^v^ That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
^Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
inthatCase'lately made) and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Jonan. 
Oocbran for 
1000 Acres 
Elapsed 



Read a Petition of Jonathan Cochran setting forth that 
he had ordered him One thousand Acres of Land in S* 
Philip's Parish which was afterwards Caveated by Mar- 
tin Fentom deceased whose Executor had relinquished 
all right and Claim thereto Therefore praying that a 
Grant for the said Tract might be ordered to pass in his 
Name. 



20 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^^^ ^^ ^ q^.^^ f^^ ^j^ ^^ ^^^ within Seven 

Montlis from this date and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Jackson setting forth that 
SS. ^u^l he had ordered him two Tracts of One hundred and fifty 
j£p^ Acres ^^j-^g ^^^j^^i in S^ Paul's Parish which had been surveyed 
and plans thereof returned into the Surveyer genend's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which Grants for the 
same should have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grants for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer General might be ordered to prepare and 
certify plans thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register the 
said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read) a Petition of William Candler setting forth that 
w* ^n*"u?' he had ordtered him Two hundired Acres of Land in S* 
Su^^'*" Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan there- 
of returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the 
time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should 
have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time h)e might be pennitted' to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 



Granted 



APRIL, 1770. 



21 



veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



for 400 Acres 
Elapsed 



Read a Petition of Charles Jordan setting forth that 
of ch^ jor°in ^^ ^ad Ordered him four hundred Acres of Land in S* 
Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and a claim there- 
of returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the 
time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should 
have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his Maj- 
esty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surv^eyer 
general might be ordered to prepare and certify a plan 
thereof for that purpose. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition ^'^^'^ John Joachim Zubly setting forth 
the Petn. of that he had had Six hundred Acres of Land ordered him 
znbiy for 600 on S^ Marv's River which had been surveyed and a plan 

Acres Elapd ^ / " 

thereof returned into the Surveyer general s Office but the 
time w^as Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should 



-Granted 



22 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be permiitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer 
general might be ordered to prepare and certify a plan 
J thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Robert Bolton setting forth that 
Sfbtf^B^iton he had ordered him five hundred Acres of Land in S* 
BiAiwed^*'^' Thomas's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 

RES0I.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date ( Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition . of Deveroux Gerard setting forth 
the Petn. of that he had ordered him Two hundred' Acres of land 

Deverz. 

A^JS^iaiiSa i" S* Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 



APRIL, 1770. 23 

thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Patrick O'brian setting forth that 
the petD. of he had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

P»tk. 0*brtan "^ 

g>^i«>^ Acres in S' Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and re- 
turned and a Fiat for the same passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the same. 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petition 
Granted (»»c) Jq^j^ take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



24 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Read a Petition of William Finley setting forth that 
wm-^Fioiey' he had ordered him a fifty Acre lot in the Township of 
iStNo.j? Augusta N** 37 which had been surveyed and returned 
and a Fiat for the same passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant should have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said land and that the Secretary 
might be ordered to prepare the same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Williams setting forth that he 
jno/wmiam8 l^a-d Ordered him five hundred Acres of Land in S^ 
Eia^d^'** Philip's Parish which had been surveyed and returned and 
a fiat for the same passed by the Attorney general but the 
time was Elapsed in which the Grant should have been 
taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his Maj- 
esty's Grant for the said land and that the Secretary 
might be ordered to prepare the same. 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



APRIL, 1770. 25 

Read a Petition of Daniel Ryan setting: forth that he 
Dani. Rvan had lately ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 
^^ Land in S* Patrick's Parish which had been surveyed 
but not Agreeable to the Tenor of the Warrant There- 
fore praying that th^e Surveyer general might be ordered 
to receive and certify the said Tract to him Agreeable to 
a plan thereof then Exhibited. 



<3nnted 



Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do receive and 
certify a plan thereof Accordingly. 

Read a Petition of James Douglass setting forth that 
the P«to. of he was settled' in the Province these four years past had 
for 800 Acres had three hundred Acres of Land ordered him in S^ 
Geoi^'s Parish but the same becoming Elapsed in the 
Surveyer general's Office was petitioned for and taken 
from him by another person Therefore praying for three 
hundred Acres in S* Andrew's Parish heretofore ordered 
Roger Kelsall and Simon Munro and Elapsed in the Sur- 
veyer general's Office in respect of the time in which a 
Grant for the same should have passed. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
'Granted doth take out a Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months frcwn the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Philip Dell setting forth that he 

4hiup Mifir ^'^^^ lately come into the Province had had One hundred 

:26o Acres ^^^j, f^f^y Acres of Land ordered him and was desirous 

to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife Seven 

Children and Seven Negroes Therefore praying for two 

hundred and fifty Acres of Land in S^ George's Parish 



Granted 



26 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

heretofore ordered James Nesmith and One hundred 
Acres in the same Parish liieretofore ordered' William 
Linden — \vhich lands were Expired in the Surveyer gen- 
eral's Office. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of LeRoy Hammond setting forth that 
the petn. of in the Second Ride^e of Falls in the River Savannah 

Le Roy ^ 

f lci?oi Rock ^'^^^ Augusta there was a large Quantity of Rock a 
piece of which the Petitioner was desirous to Obtain a 
Grant for Therefore praying for an Acre of the said 
Rock for the purpose of securing the Dam of a Saw Mill 
he had erected where he lived 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Acre of Rock with- 
in Seven Months from this date and tliat he doth also 
register the said grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted upon proof being 
produced at this board that it not Obstruct the Naviga- 
tion of the River 



ayn 

Wright Esqr. 

for 200 Acres 



Read a Petition of Jermyn Wright Esq*" setting forth 
the Petn. of that he had had lands granted him^ in Family Right but 
was ix>ssessed of five Negroes for whom he had had no 
Land Therefore praying for two hundred Acres on the 
north side of S^ Mary's River to adjoin the Indian Line. 

postponed ORDERED That the Said Petition be postponed 



APRIL, 1770. 27 

Read a Petition of Luke Dean setting forth that he 
&keiS2?fo?' had been six years in the Province had had Two hun- 
aGran7?op»M dxed and Seventy five Acres of Land granted him and 
h*dprepd.but was dcsirous to Obtain an additional Tract having: a 

ordered to be ^ 

Btoped Wife three Children and and three Negroes Therefore 

praying for One hundred and Twenty five Acres in S* 
George's Parish on the north west side of Briar Creek 
to adjoin Land there ordered John Mulkey and the Peti- 
tioner further prayed that he might be permitted to take 
out a Grant for land which had been prepared but was 
ordered to be Stopped. 



pofltponed 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed on 
Accoimt of his Character notwithstanding the within 
Certificate. 



Read a Petition of Ann M'^Queen Widow setting 
tt»e Petn. of forth that she was settled in the Province had had no 

Ann McQueen 

Ac?e8^'**'^ Land granted her and being desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having^ six Negroes Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres on the South side of the Alatamaha 
about two Miles above Sancta Sevela to adjoin land this 
day petitioned for by Charles Francis Chevalier 

Ordered That the said Petition be postponed the 

postponed , . t^ . , . < -r^ . 

petitioner not being a Resident in the Province — 

Read a Petition of John Graham Esq' setting forth 
So ^Siiam ^^^* ^^ ^^^ Obtained a Warrant for laying out One 
Jj^^^'*^^ thousand Acres of landi on Turkey Branch great Satilla 
which was Expired in its Term and the land not yet 
Surveyed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might Obtain a new Precept for laying 
out the said land and that the Surveyer general might 
be ordered to issue the same. 



28 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Qranted 



Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 



Read a Petition of John Fox setting forth that he had 
jno.^oxfo/a Obtained a Warrant for laying out One hundred and 
new reoep ^^^^ Acres and two hundred Acres of Land on great 
Satilla which Warrants were expired in the Term and 
the land not yet surveyed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might Obtain new 
Precepts for laying out the said Land arfld that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to issue the same. 



Granted 



Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue new Pre- 
cepts Accordingly. 



Br^^nhiu Thomas Brownhill appointed keeper of the Lazaretto 

LsMretto ^^ ^^ ^^^ Room of John Stanhope who resigned 

Ordered That the Surveyer general do certify on 
^ni.'dJk'eVp *^ ^^ ^f ^^^h plat annexed to the Grants prepared for 
thl To'*^'' lJ)\ the Settlers of Wrightsborough and Queensborough the 
m his office jj^^^i^r of the town Lots in his Office with a Memoran- 
dum when such Certificate passed. 

M'Carty ag* Walton On a Caveat heard M*" Walton 

Jnd^the^nd ^PP^^^^ ^ ^^ M'^Carty Ordered that M^Carty have 

Mcowfy 200 Two hundred Acres of Land on Uchee Creek being the 

^"' land in Contest to include the said M'^Carty's Buildings 

and Improvements. 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants Viz^ 

To Benjamin Andrew 150 Acres 1 

David Dicks 500 Acres > In S^ John's Parish 

Andrew Darling 24 Acres J 



APRIL, 1770. 

Moody Burt 200 Acres 
James Graves 200 Acres 

Elisha Butler Purchase 500 

Acres 
Elisha Butler Purchase 500 

Acres 
John Gruber 200 Acres 
Thomas Ross 200 Acres 
John WilHams 200 Acres 



i. 



2» 

S' Paul's Parish 



In S* Philip's Parish 



George Gray 500 Acres I t ot ivyr » 

Lachlan M^Gillivray 600 Acres] ^^ ^ ^^^ ■ 



s Parish 



Abraham Lamb 200 Acres 
John Mercer 200 Acres 
Joshua Odam 100 Acres 

Josiah Osgood 300 Acres 
Charles OdensaJl 350 Acres 
Charles OdensaJl 300 Acres 
William Williams 100 Acres 



I In S* 



George's Parish 



In S^ Andrew's Parish 



Lachlan M^'Gillivray 1000 Acres In S* David's Parish 

Jacob Gasper Walthour 250 Acres In S^ Matthew^s 
Parish 



80 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the i"^ day of May 
1770. 

Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq' 



J James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
James Mackay 
John Graham 
James Read 



Esq", 



Reaid a Petition of Thomas Moreman setting forth 
Siof.^^^°' ^^^ Andrew Moreman late of S* Mathew's Parish in 
?a?Ji*'^/o' this Province had in the year 1761 Two hundred and 
For ^60 Acres fifty Acres of Land ordered him whereon he lived and 
had been Cultivated and Improved the same to the time of his 

ordered to his ^ 

brother Andw. death That the said Andrew departed this life intestate 

Moreman, ^ 

letA^t^d^ht I^2iving a Wife and Children who are also since dead 
Sin^lhe^hSf; (the Children in their Infancy) whereby the Premisses 
at Law descended and came to the Petitioner his Eldest brother 

and heir at law. That the Petitioner being settled with 
his family in North Carolina was induced to dispose of 
the said land to a Purchaser who had taken possession 
and lived thereon and the Petitioner gave his Bond for 
making a good Title thereto not doubting but that his 
brother's Title thereto was Compleat but on the Offices 
being Searched he found to his very great Surprize that 
no Grant had been taken out for the said Lanid and only 
a Survey thereof returned into the Office Therefore pray- 
ing that the Truth of the Premisses appearing and his 
particular Situation considered his Majesty's Grant for 
the said land might be ordered to pass in his Name as 
Eldest brother and heir of the deceased to enable him to 
discharge his Obligation. 



MAY, 1770. 31- 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^j^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Anthony Stokes Esq' setting forth 
Anthy. stoijeB that in March last the Petitioner had land ordered him 

Bsqr. for 800 

Acres jn Family Right but had since purchased Six Negroes 

for whom he had taken up no Land Therefore praying 
for three hundred Acres on the north side of great Oge- 
chee in S^ George's Parish to adjoin the land there be- 
fore ordered him. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of John Bowman setting forth that" 
the Pe*»o'^ he had lately purchased a Quantity of Swamp land at 
?n i???chMe " ^^^ ^^^^ Creek on the Alatamaha on the back whereof 
was some pinj land which the Petitioner was very de- 
sirous to Obtain but was not at present Possessed of a 
Sufficient family right Therefore praying for On Pur- 
chase Eight hundred Acres of the said Land adjoining 
his purchased Swamp land at Cat head Creek aforesaid 
to include two htmdred Acres Surplus Measure in the 
said Tract. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said land within Seven 



32 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is gtianited it appearing that the land 
prayed for was unfit for any Cultivation and absolutely 
necessary for a Settlement and Timber for the use of 
thie Swamp land which Petitioner had purchased 

Read a Petition of John Wand setting forth that he. 
jno. Wand tor piirposed to Settle in the Province and was desirous to 
2000 Acres Obtain Land for Cultivation being possessed of thirty 
seven Negroes most of whom had been in the Province 
three years and had had no Land yet granted, him There- 
fore praying for two thousandi Acres on the South side 
of the Alatamaha River in Finhalloway Swanr^ about 
five Miles from' the River and fifteen Miles from' Fort 
Barrington 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^qii\^ take out a Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Doctor James Cuthhert setting forth 
the Petn. of that he had had land granted him in Family Right but 
cuthbert for was yet possessed of ten Negroes for whom he had Ob- 
M?^'on*^* tained no Land Therefore praying for five hundred Acres 
PBrch»ge Q^ ti^^ north siidte of the Alatamaha to adjoin Land of 

one Sherrard in Family Right and also five himdred 

Acres adjoining the same on Purchase. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
000 Aeres on j^^ ^^^ ^^ ^ Grant foT the said Land within Sevens 



MAY, 1770. 38 

JSSJ^GniinSd Months ffom this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents part of 
the prayer of the saliki Petition is granted five hundred 
Acres on family Right. 

Read a Petition of John Irvine setting forth that he 

So.^rvinS' had a Wife and two Children and was possessed of five 

cres jj^jij-^g f^j. ^hom he had Obtained no Land Therefore 

praying for five hundred Acres in S* John's Parish upon 

a Cane flat a Mile below Collins's Trading House 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^j^^j^ ^^^ q^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Luicena setting forth 
jm. Lncena that had lately sent a Vessel to Jamadca by the return 
gf rwerre for whcreof he expocted a Parcell of iiegroes for the use of 
a Plantation he was intending* to settle if he Could Ob- 
tained a Reserve of Land for that purpose Therefore 
pra)ring for a Reserve for Twelve Months One thousand 
Acres of Land on the Alatamaha to adjoin Land there 
ordered James Maxwell and Joseph Butler. 



Qimnted 



RESOI.VED That the said Land be reserved for 
Twelve Months as prayed for 



Read a Petition of John Stirk setting fortK that he 

jno.^ftk?or had lately ordered him Five hundred Acres of Land 00 

floo^rei Briar Creek which had been surveyed but on the plan 

thereof being laid before the board the same was disal- 

P c r— Tol 1^ 



34 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

lowed of as not being Agreeable to Instructions There- 
fore praying for the said Five hundred Acres at the same 
place on Briar Creek aforesaid, that he might Cause a 
Survey to be made that might be approved but to be laid 
out in an Oblong 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^y^ ^^^ ^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this d:ate and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Richard Bradley setting forth that 
g« p«tn. of hie had been many years in the Province had had no Land 
J^^«y'®'*^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife a Child and three Negroes There- 
fore praying for three hundred' Acres on great Ogechee 
about five Miles below the flat Ford near land there 
surveyed for Frederic Fahm in S* Matthew Parish be- 
ing land heretofore ordered John Teale but not surveyed. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^j^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Forrester setting forth that 
the Petn. of he had a family Consisting of three Children and Eleven 
forioo Ao?e8 NcgToes for whom he had Obtained no Land Therefore 
praying for six hundred Acres in S^ Mar/s Parish be- 
tween great Satilla and Crooked River within five Miles 
of the head of Todd's Creek. 



MAY, 1770. 36 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
oranM j^^ ^^^ ^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the said Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Thomas Stevens setting forth that 
Thos. Stevens he was Settled in the Province had had One hundred and 

for 800 Acres 

fifty Acres of Land granted him and was desirous to 
Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife and Seven 
Negroes Therefore praying for three hundred Acres on 
a branch of Bull Town Swamp about two Miles frwn 
Land of Thomas Kelly in S* Andrew's Parish to be laid 
out Oblong. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^ ^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months frcmi the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Osgood setting forth that he 
thePeiD. of had lately ordered him- One hundred and fifty Acres of 

Jno. Osgood "^ •' 

iorifio Acres Land whjch proved not to be vacant and was desirous 
to Obtain Land in Lieu thereof Therefore praying for One 
hundred and fifty Acres on a Branch of the Mortar Swamp 
about three Miles from the land before ordered him. 



%»ZJ 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
-Granted ^j^th take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 



36 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petn. of 
V&tlil. 
Plnmmer 
for 460 Aeret 



Granted 



Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Nathaniel Plummer setting forth 
that he had been Twenty two Years in the Province had 
had no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
Land for Cultivation having a Wife and Six Children 
Therefore praying for four hundred and fifty Acres on 
the head of Midway to adjoin the north side of Land 
heretofore ordered Grey Elliott. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is gpranted. 



Read a Petition of William Peacock setting forth that 
wm.^^oSk he had been long in the Province had had One hundred 
for 200 Acres ^q-^ ^ Lanid granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
an additional Tract having a Wife two Children and a 
N^fro Therefore praying for two hundred Acres on a 
branch of Bull town Swamp to adjoin Land which he 
had purchased of Thomas Kelly. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months irom this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jacob Illy setting forth that he had 
jiSob nSy fo'r '^^^^ many years settled in the Province had had six hun- 
^^^ dred and fifty Acres of Land granted him and was desir- 



MAY, 1770. 37 

ous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife Seven 
Children and eight Negroes Therefore praying for 
for ^■'"'^ two hundred and fifty Acres to adjoin Land here- 
tofore granted him at Black Creek. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
oranted j,^^j^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Tomlinson setting forth 
simL*'^' ^' ^* h^ ^^ been many years settled in the Province had 
Toi^i^nfor j^^ ^^^ hundred Acres of Land granted him and was 
desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 
two Children and four Slaves Therefore praying for One 
hundred and fifty Acres on Ogechee near Queensborough 
Township to aldjoini the land there already ordered him. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
a»nted ^th take out a Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Hugh Sym setting forth that he 
th€ p«tn. of haid been six years in the Province had had no Land 

Hngh 87m for -^ 

iooAflres granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife a Child and two n^;roes Therefore 
praying for three hundred Acres on a Branch of little 
Ogechee in Christ Church Parish about two Miles irom 
land ordered Benjamin Fox and near Land called Sach- 
everaJ's — ^to be laid out in an Oblong the Swamp bping 
very narrow. 



38 



Onnt«d 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCILw 

Resolved That an Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the the ^"^^^ said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months frcwtn the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of John Collins De Butts setting forth 
jno.^riini that he had been ten years in the Province had had One 
200 Acres °' hundred Acres of Land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife and three 
Children Therefore pra)ring for two himdred Acres in S* 
George's Parish on Duharts Creek to adjoin Land there 
Surveyed for Isaac Eatton 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnnted ^Qth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
▲ndwr 
Goann for 100 
Acres 



Read a Petition of Andrew Gnaim setting forth that 
he had been nineteen years in the Province had had no 
Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in 
Bethany district to adjoin Land there ordtered Urban 
Buntz. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnnted y^^j^ ^j^g Q^j. ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the Date thereof that his 



MAY, 1770. 39 

Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Martin Rylander setting forth 
jno5S5n?n that he was bom in the Province had had no Land 
iiJAoreB ^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and a Child Therefore praying 
for One hundred Acres in S^ Matthew's Parish at the 
first Bridge Branch Old Ebenezer lying between land of 
John Mullryne and Martin Dasher to be laid out Oblong 
the branch being narrow. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is g^nted — 

Read a Petition of Moses Fusill setting forth that he 
Moflee plism ^ad beiu about three Months in the Province from- North 
Carolina had had no Land granted him anid was desirous 
to Obtain land for Cultivation Therefore praying for 
One hundred Acres on the Beaver Dam in S* George's 
Parish near or adjoinii^ Land there Surveyed for Dan- 
iel OSheal's— 



for 100 Acres 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not b^ defrauded of his quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



40 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petp. of 
Manh. 
YarboTongh 
for 101 
Aona 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Thoa. Taryer 
for 100 AoreB 



Granted 



Read a Petition of Manoah Yarborough setting forth 
that he had been Eight Months in the Province from 
North Carolina had had no Land granted him and was 
desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred Acres on Ogechee at a place called 
Case's Camp in S* George's Parish about three Miles 
below the lower Trading path. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Tarver setting forth that 
he had been in the Province about Twelve Months had 
had no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres on the north side of Briar Creek in S* 
George's Parish at or near a place called Blanket Pond 
about two Miles and an half above land surveyed for 
Richard Carrington. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of William Wall setting forth that he 
wm^wSiuor ^^^ '^^^^ ^^ *^^ province these five years had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and six Children Therefore pray- 



800Aorea 



MAY, 1770. 41 

ing for three himdred Acres on Bark Camp to adjoin 
Land there ordered Robert Brasswell in S^ George's Par- 
ish. ^^^^^ 

Resoi<ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Sullivan setting forth that 
Thoa. "' ^* he was settled in the Province had had four hundred 
260 Acres Acrcs of Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
an Additional Quantity having Two Children and Twen- 
ty one Slaves Therefore praying for Two hundred and 
fifty Acres on the South side of the Alatamaha to adjoin 
Land of Stephen Williams and George Colwell And also 
One hundred and fifty Acres on a Branch of Bull town 
Swamp about a Mile from Land of William Williams — 
the last tract to be run oblong — 



aranted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted the whole Quantity 
at either place in one Tract. 

ReaJd a Petition of Adam Reser setting forth that he 

juLmi^T ^^^ ^^^ ^^ years in the Province from Pennsylvania 

for 100 Acres j^^^ j^^^ ^^ hand granted him and was desirous to Obtain 

Land for Cultivation having a Wife and three Children 

Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in S* Mat- 



42 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted 



theVs Parish being a Tract heretofore ordered and Sur- 
veyed for one John Tilley and Elapsed in respect of the 
time in which a Grant for the same should have passed. 

Resoi<ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Raines setting forth that he 
the Petn. o had lately ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land in 

Joseph 

Awer'^'^ S* David's Parish which had been surveyed but the plan 
Agreebie. to a ^^^^^ ^ot be admitted being- out Oblong Therefore pray- 
ing that the said land might be ordered him Agreeable 
to the plan exhibited. 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Samson Ball 
for 150 Acres 



Resoi<ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Samson Ball setting forth that he 
was settled in the province had had two hundred Acres 
of Lanid ordered him and was desirous to Obtain an ad- 
ditional an ^■^''^ additional Tract having five negroes 
Therefore praying for one hundred and fifty Acres in S^ 
Mary's Parish to adjoin Land ordered his Brother Ed- 
wand Ball. 



Orante 



R^soi^VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 



MAY, 1770. 43 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Nicholas Horton setting forth that 
Nichofs!"' °' he had ordered him five hundred Acres of Land in S^ 
600Aore«^ Matthew's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Deveaux setting forth that 
ge petn. of h^ had Ordered him Five hundred Acres of Land in S^ 
Ku^d^'*" Andrew's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose — 



44 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regfis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the prayer of the said Petition is granted 



Granted 



Read a Petition of William Wylly setting forth that 
. he had ordered him* Five hundred Acres of Land in S* 
Philip's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan therof for that purpose. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Fletcher setting forth that 
he had ordered him One hundred Acres of land in S' 
BiL^d^^'^ George's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said land and that the Sur- 



the Petn. of 
Ja8. Fletcher 



MAY, 1770. 



4& 



Gnated 



the P« tn. of 
8aml UadfiOQ 
for loo Acrf 8 
Blftpsed 



veyer general might be ardered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months frcMn the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Hudison setting forth that 
he had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S* 
Matthew's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majest/s Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Woodland setting' forth that 

the p»tn. of he had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land on Skid*- 

|M^iooAorif oiway Island which had been surveyed and returned and 

a fiat for the same passed by the Attorney general but 

the time was Elapsed in which the Grant should have 



Granted 



46 



Granted 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said land and that the Secretary 
might be ordered to prepare the same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land withn Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



for 200 Acres 
Elapsed 



Read a Petition of John Hervey setting iorth that he 
jno.^e?iey' had ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land in S* 
Matthew's Parish which had been surveyed and returned 
and a Fiat for the same passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant should have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said land and that the Secretary 
might he ordered to prepare the same. 



Oimnted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also reg- 
ister the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of John Rae setting forth that he had 
jno Ea^fo? a Obtained a Warrant for Surveying Two hundred Acres 
new Precept ^f ^a^j [^ gt (jeoTge's Parish which Warrant was ex- 
pired in its Term and the land not laid out Therefore 



Granted 



MAY, 1770. 47 

praying that the Sunreyer general might be enabled' and 
ordered to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that 
the land might be Surveyed. 

RES01.VED That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer General do issue a New 
Precept Accordingly—^ 

His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants Viz^ 



To Andrew Bird (Purchase) . . . "j 
50' Acres 
Jonathan Cole . . 100 Acres 



50' Acres V In S* Philip's Parish 



John Graham Esq' 50 Acres' 
Clement Martin Jun'. . 1000 

Acres 
John M'^Donald.. 150 Acres 
Alexander Sherrard. ..200 

Acres 
Richard Williamson. ..200 

Acres 



In S* Andrew's Parish 



Joseph Gersham 200 Acresl 

Roger Lawson . . 150 Acres V In S* George's Parish 

William Lord . . . 100 AcresJ 



Jacob Illy 400 Acres 



} 



In S* Matthew's Parish 



John Williams. .100 Acres 
William Baker Jun' 250 Acres In S' John's Parish 
Thomas Quarterman 300 Acres In S^ David's Parish 
Richard Williamson 700 Acres In S^ Paul's Parish 



48 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Monday 7^ May 1770 

Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq' 



The Hon^** 



James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
John Graham 
James Read — 



Esquires 



a petn. of Jno. R^^ 3- Petition of John Greirson respecting a Number 
w«i5ec«°8ome ^^ Armed Men came to his Gate at Augusta and told him 
wMUng^to** that they would not Suffer a Gang of horses which he the 
h^Ses with said Jdin Greirson then had ready packed in his Yard 

thePackAgefl, , . ,^ ,^,xt' « «• 

which wM with goods for the Creek Nation to proceed on their 

Supported by ° '^ 

oJIfJ^n's Journey or in Case the horses did go, that they would 
wSrante first take away all the Ammunition contained in the 
WM ordered to packages, which Complaint was also supported by the 
Sfem ^^ °*^ said Grierson's affidavit — ^the Matter being duely Con- 
sidered and M' Chief Justice present was desired to issue 
his Warrant immediately for apprehending the Offenders 
and bring them to Savannah to be dealt with According 
to Law. 



JUNE, 1770. 40 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 5"* June 1770. 

Present 
His Excellency Janfies Wright Esq' 

{Francis Harris 
James Mackay ^ Esquires 

John Graham 
Janaes Read 

Read a Petition of Israel and Abraharp Bird setting 
SSJ AAbi. forth that they l^d lately ordered them Four hundred 
Aore/tS^ Acres of Land in S* Philip's Parish which had been sur- 
of i8i ^BwT^** veyed and returned but no Grant had yet passed for the 
Hugh Bryan same Therefore praying for ^■**'' the said Land might 
be ordered to pass in the names of Israel Bird Abra- 
ham Bird and Hugh Bryan 



Oranted 



Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out z Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Peter Grant setting forth that he 
the Petal, of had ordered him Four hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

Peter Qrant , . , . _ , , • < .rx* • t 

for 460 Acres In which on view was found not vacant and had Obtained 
no Other land in Lieu thereof Therefore praying for in 
lieu thereof four hundred and fifty Acres in S* Andrew's 
. Parish to join Land there laid out for one Bradshaw. 

RES01.VKD That on Condition that the Petitioner 

Granted j^^j^ ^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also Register 

the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 

4 r— TOl 11 



60 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Willson setting forth that he 
Jno. wiTiion had been thirty years in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife and three Children Therefore 
praying for three hundred Acres in S' Andrew's Parish 
to adjoin Land of George M*^Donald on the East side of 
BuffcJo Swamp. Oblong 

RESOI.VKD That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Lambright setting forth that 
jio ^^^^' ^' ^^ ^^'^^ horn in the Province had had no land granted 
forioo!Spes ^^"^ ^^ ^^^^^ desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
Therefore praying for One htmdred Acres on black Creek 
Christ Church Parish to adjoin Land of Jacob Cusmould 
and to include fifty Acres there ordered- his Father de- 
ceased for which no Grant had yet passed. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmnted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Raster 
the ?aid Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



JUNE, 1770. 61 

Read a Petition of Thomas Sillavant setting forth that 
toe^p^tn. of j^^ ^^^^ settled in the Province had had four hundred 
2M A^ °' Acres of Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
an Additional Tract having Tw^enty Slaves Therefore 
praying for two hundred' and fifty Acres on the South 
side of Alatamaha to adjoin Land there ordered Stephen 
Williams. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from, this Date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Hall & George Hamage set- 

jnofHaUA'^'ting forth that John Hall had had three hundred and 

H*?nagefor fifty Acres of Land granted him and was desirous to 

^^^ Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife five Children 

and one Slave and the Petitioner George Hamage had 

two hundred Acres granted him and was desirous to 

Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife a Child and 

two N^froes Therefore praying for One hundred and 

fifty Acres in S* Matthew's Parish to adjoin Land of 

Thomas Noble, John Adam Trieutlen and John Hall. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
oimnted ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Gr^nt for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that they doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted^ — 



62 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petn. of 



Read a Petition, of Nicholas Horton setting forth that 
NiohofB*"* ^^ he had had land granted him in Family Right but was 
Acres possessed of a Childl and five Negroes for whom he had 

Obtained no land Therefore praying for three hundred 
Acres upon Buckhead to adjolin Hand there ordered 
Patrick Brady. 



Granted 



Resoi^vbd That on Cbnaition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also raster the 
said Grant in the regiister's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

the Petn. of Read a Petition of Thomas Peacock setting forth that 
forSwAcSw he had had fifteen hundlred and fifty Acres of Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract having a Wife four Children and thirty Slaves 
Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on a Branch 
of Bull Town Swamp about two Miles from Land there 
ordered William Williams to be laid out Oblong the 
Swamp being narrow. 

Granted R^soi^vED That on Condition that the Petitioner 

doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven- 
Months from htis date and that he doth also regis- 
. ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Bacon setting forth that 

the peto. of he was Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 

forsooAows y^i^ ^^ ^35 desirous to Obtain land for Cultivation 

having a Wife a Child and two Negroes Therefore pray- 



JUNE, 177a 63 

ing for three hundred Acres in S* John's Parish to adjoin 
land of Joseph Stevens, Joseph Oswell, Benjamin An- 
drew and the Estate of Kenneth Baillie. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
ennted j^^j^ ^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

R^d a Petition of Joseph Oswell setting forth that he 
joSej^^iwiu was settled in the Province had had three hundred Acres 
Aeres ^j j^^ granted him' and was desirous to Obtain an Ad- 
ditional Tract having a Wife three Children and six 
Slaves Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in S* 
John's Parish to adjoin Eastward the three hundred 
Acres before ordered him — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also raster the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date ther.eof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Charles Watson setting forth that 
Si/ wktBon some time since was ordered him Four hundred Acres 
iSwJS^'^ of Land to be laid out for James Tebeau and his Chil- 
dren and to be vested in a Trustee or Trustees for that 
purpose which land Could not be found! vacant at the 
place described and no other application had since t^een 
made Therefore praying for in lieu thereof four himdred 
Acres upon Dohart's Creek or a branch thereof in S* 



64 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

George's Parish within Two Miles of Land there or- 
dered Jcrfin Collin's De Butt 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Francis Williams setting forth 
jno^pSmcV ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ many years settled in the Province and 
Si^aow Acres ^^ possessed of forty Negroes for whom he haid Ob- 
in 4-600 Tracts ^jjjj^ no Land Therefore praying for two thousand 
Acres as follows, that is to say Five hundred Acres in 
S* Andrews Parish to adjoin land ordered John Oates. 
Five hundred Acres between Coonochee and great Oge- 
chee River in S* Philip's Parish about three or four 
Miles from Land of Elizabeth Butler Widow Five hun- 
dred Acres about a Mile from that Tract and Five hun- 
dred Acres about a Mile also from the last Tract. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

Granted (he 

last 8 Tracts to doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 

be in 2 a. mile 

SS?r***^ Months from this Date and that he doth also xegister 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted the last Three 
Tracts to be in two and a Mile between each other. 

Read a Petition of David Huguenin setting setting 
g^^Petitionof (dc) f^h that he had had Seven hundred and fifty Acres 
SoK*^" ^^ of Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Ad- 
ditional Tract having a Wife four Children and thirteen 
N^^oes Therefore praying for three hundred Acres in 



JUNE, 1770. 



55 



•ruitod260 
AATMonly 



S* Philip's Parish to adjoin a Tract of four hundred and 
fifty Acres there before ordered him. 

Resoi^ved That on Cbndition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months frcwn this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months irom the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents part 
of the prayer of the said Petition is granted viz* Two 
hundred and fifty Acres the Amount of his family Right 
as set forth. 



the Petn. of 
Jno. Winn 
Jnnr for 8Q0 
Aeree 



Qnnted 



ttie Petn. of 
Peter SalJlne 
tor 1604950 
Aoref 



Read a Petition of John Winn Jun' setting forth that 
he was settled in the Province had had two htmdred 
Acres of Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
an Additional Tract having a Wife a Child and Twelve 
Negroes Therefore praying for three hundred Acres in 
S* Andrew's Parish to adjoin Land of John Martin to 
be laid out Oblong the Swamp being very narrow. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Peter Sallens setting forth that he 
had had two hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 
him and was desirous to Obtain an additional Tract 
having fifty Negroes Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres on Southnewport about four Miles 
from Land ordered Moses Way and. also Two hundred 
and fifty Acres between the Alatamaha and Finhallo- 
way to adjoin Land ordered James Papot. 



66 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIU 



Granted 



Resoi^ved That on Cbndition that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Wright setting forth that 
josh^^ight he had had! fifteen himdred Acres of Land ordered him 
Acres and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 

a Wife three Children and forty five Negroes Therefore 
praying for two himdred Acres in S^ Mary's Parish to 
be laid out in an Oblong and adjoin five htmdred Acres 
ordered him in March last and also three hundred Acres 
to adjoin five hundred Acres in the same Parish ordered 
him in April last. 



Qranted 



RESOLVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grants in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

^ ^ , , Read a Petition of Sarah Spencer Widow setting: forth 

the Petn. of jr -& 

widow%" 20O ^^^ ^^^ ^^ settled in the province had a family Con- 
^®'®" sisting of five Children and Twelve Slaves for whom no 

more than four hundred and Seventy seven Acres of 
Land had been granted her Therefore praying for four 
hundred Acres in S^ Andrew's Parish upon Bull Town 
Swamp to adjoin Land heretofore ordered her late hus- 
band Richard Spencer deceased. 

RES0I.V12D That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^^j^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 



JUNE, 1770. 67 

Months from this date and that she doth also register the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof, that his Maj- 
esty nmy not be defrauded of his Quit Rents Rents ^■*''^ 
the prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Graham Esq' setting forth 
jno. or^hain that he had lately a Warrant to survey two hundred and 
Acres In Lieu fifty Acres of Land on the Alatsunaha including two 
Small Islands which said Island she ^■**'^ desired leave to 
resign as they were not Contiguous to his other land as 
hie then imagined Therefore praying for in lieu of the 
said Islands Fifty Acres lying between land purchased 
by him of William Mackintosh on the Alatamaha and 
land laid out for William Hervey by a Carolina War- 
rant — 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Michael Muckenfuss setting forth 
Mteu!*"* ^' that he purposed immediately to settle in the province 
lor Mo^Aores with his Family having a Wife four Children and four 
Negroes Could he Obtain the Reserve of a piece of Land 
for a Settlement Therefore praying that he might have 
reserved for him for six Months Five hundred Acres 
on great Ogechee to adjoin Land there ordered Waflfe 
Rand and all other sides vacant. 

Ordered That the said land be reserved as prayed 

Grated fQj._ 



58 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Read a Petition of Thomas Shruider setting forth that 
1^*08^ shrodtr he had lately five hundred Acres of land and One hun- 
iSs^forioo ^ dred Acres adjoining the same reserved for him he not 
having then a Sufficient Family Right that he had since 
purchased Negroes to make up the Deficiency Therefore 
praying that his Majesty's Grant might be ordered to 
pass to him for the said land so as aforesaid reserved. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also roister the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Jas. Lucena 
for 750 A.ore8 
Blapsed 



Qranted 



Read a Petition of James Lucena setting forth that 
he had ordered him Seven hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land in Christ Church Parish which had been surveyed 
and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
same should have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he nwght be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a plan thereof for that purpose 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



JUNE, 1770. 



59 



the Petn. of 
Tho0. 

Crawford for 
100 Acres 
Blapsed 



Granted 



Read a Petition of Thomas Crawford setting forth 
that he had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
in S^ Matthew's Parish which had been surveyed and a 
plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Gi-ant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might t|e permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Mary M^Cleland Widow setting 
the Petn. of forth that she had three hundred Acres of Land ordered 

Marf 

widow*f<?r3oo^^ in S* Andrew's Parish which had been surveyed and 
Acres Biapd. ^ p|g^ thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time she might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 

ResoI/VEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 



60 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIIj. 

his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Stephen Williams setting forth that 
the Petn. of he had ordered him Two himdred and fifty Acres of Land 

Stephen *^ 

wiliumB for on the South side of the Alatamaha which had been sur- 

ooo Acres 

Elapsed veyed and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer 
General's Office but the time ws^s Elapsed in which a 
Grant for the same should have passed Therefore pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be 
permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Burgon Bird setting forth that he 
B5?wS*Bi?d ^^ ordered! him Six hundred Acres of Land and One 
EiaS^ed^'''^ hundred Acres both Tracts in S^ Philip's Parish which 
had been surveyed and plans thereof returned into the 
Surveyer general's Office but the time was Elapsed in 
which Grants for the same should have passed Therefore 
praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might 
be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grants for the 
said land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered 
to prepare and certify plans thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 



JUNE, 1770. 61 

in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reigfister 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Maxwell setting forth that 
wm. mS'wSu ^^ h^ ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land in S* 
SujJSJd^**'** Philip's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer General might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a plan thereof for that purpose. 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Qr^iited doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also 
Register the said Grant in the Register's Office of the 
said Province within Six Months from the date thereof 
that his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Robert Hawthorn setting forth 
ttifi Pt tn. of that he had ordiered him* Two himdred Acres of Land 

Robt. 

SoaSSJ"'^' m S* George's Parish which had] been surveyed and re- 
Biapsed turned and a Fiat for the same passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Secretary might be ordered to prepare the same. 



62 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Resoi^ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted j^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ q^^^ j^^. ^j^^ ^^ j^^^ within TwO 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Ras- 
ter the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the of the ^•**'^ said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Sapp setting forth that he 
the Pctn. of had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S* 

Wm. Sapp for 

^Aores George's Parish which had been surveyed and returned 
and a fiat for the samie passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant should have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Secre- 
tary might be ordered to prepare the Same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of James Martin setting forth that he 
the Petn. ef had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 

Jas. Martin for 

K?a^8ed' ^" ^^ George's Parish which had been surveyed and re- 
turned and a Fiat for the same passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majest/s Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary mdght be ordered to prepare the same. 



JUNE, 1770. 



63 



Oranted 



R^oi<vED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Regfister*s Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted 



the Petn. of 
Jno. 

Williams for 
MOAerei on 
rtserve 



Read a Petition of John Williams setting forth that 
he was at present settled in South Carolina but purposed 
to remove into this province with his Family consisting 
of a Mother and fourteen Slaves could he Obtain a Re- 
serve of Land for a Settlement Therefore praying for 
(•**^> that he might have reserved for him for Twelve 
Months Five hundred Axres of Land on the South side of 
the Alatamaha between Ellic's Creek and the Indian line 
and that a Warrant might issue in the Meantime to as- 
certain the same. 



poatpoDed 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed Ques- 
tion how near the Indian Line. 



the P.'tn. of 
Jno. 



Keserye 



Read a Petition of John Fitzgerald setting forth that 

he was at present settled in South Carolina but intended 

FiteKeraid for soon to removc into this province with his family Con- 
coo Acres on rn * rt 

sisting of a Wife a Child and nine Slaves could he 
Obtain a reserve of land for a settlement Therefore pray- 
ing that he might have reserved for him for twelve 
Months five hundred Acres on the South side of the 
Alatamaha between Ellic's Creek and the Indian line 
and that a Warrant might issue in the meantime to ascer- 
tain the same. 



postponed 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed Ques- 
tion how near the Indian Line. 



64 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Read a Petition of John Montgomery setting forth 
thePetn,of ^j^^ j^^ ^^ ^^ present settled in South Carolina but in- 

fo?sw jSSS tended to remove in this Province with his family Con- 
on reserve for . . - ^ ^, ., ^ ^ ^ 
i2moDtii8 sistmg of three Children and two Slaves could he Obtain 

a reserve of land for a Settlement Therefore praying that 
he might have reserved for him for twelve Months three 
hundred and fifty Acres of Land on the north side of the 
Alatamaha between land of Thomas Carter and the In- 
dian line — and that a Warrant might issue in the mean- 
time to ascertain the same. 



postponed 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed Ques- 
tion how near the Indian Line. 

Read a Petition of William Cantey setting forth that 
wm^cfnto' he had been lately favoured with a reserve of five hun- 
on'^Sr^e'fSr ^^^ Acres of Land which afterwards was found not 
19 months vacant and was desirous to Obtain a reserve of a like 
Quantity in another place Therefore praying that he 
might have reserved for him for twelve Months Five 
hundred Acres on the South side of the Alatamaha be- 
tween Ellic*s Creek and the Indian Line. 



postponed 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed Ques- 
tion how near the Indian Line. 



Read a Petition of Samuel Stevens setting forth that 
8iSi^.*8te?ln8 ^^ ^^ ordered him Six hundred Acres of Land in the 
p?e<JJ*^ Alatamaha Swamp bounded by the South side of Land 
granted Thomas King and others and north by the River 
the Warrant of Siuvey whereof was Expired in its Term 
and the Land not laid out owing to a Mistake therein 
Therefore praying that the Surveyer general might be 
enabled an ordered to issue a new precept on the said 
Warrant that the land might be surveyed and that it 
might be therein mientioned bounded by the South line 
of land laid out for instead of granted to Thomas King 

postponed Ordered That the said Petition be postponed 



JUNE, 1770. 65 

Orders That a Survey be made of the Glebe land 
SiSSroYthl in St Andrew's Parish and all the vacant land adjoining 
st^Andrew'B by the poxties applying! for those lands and that the Ex- 
pence thereof to be finally paid ^•**'^ who shall Obtain 
Grants for the same. 



On application of the Chuch Commissioners it is or- 
raSeTorioo* dcred that a Warrant do issue in the Name of the Church 
sciSro/ft * Commissioners for the time being for Surveying One 
Mfttths. Parish hundred Acres at a place called Spring Hill near or 
adjoining Rocky Branch in S* Matthew's Parish to ad- 
join Lands of Thomas Davis In Trust for the • Scite of 
a Church Cemetery and Parsonage House, for the said 
Parish — 

Also for five hundred Acres within a Mile of the One 
ftQitS^or^the hundred Acres upon Spring Hill aforesaid for a Glebe 
Parish to be in Trust to the Church Commissioners for the time 

being for the aforesaid uses. 

Also a Warrant for five hundred Acres in S^ Philip's 
G?eb?f?r the* Parish to adjoin Lands Originally allotted Hugh and 
phiiipe^ * William Stering to be in Trust to the Church Commis- 
sioners for the use of a Glebe for the said Parish 

Michael Illy ag* W* M^ntpsh On a Caveat entered 
oSto^in ^y ^^^ said Illy ag^ W" Mcintosh Obtaining a Grant of 
laTT.ofiuy Land in S* Paul's t>arish for which the said Illy had 
lately Obtained a Warrant of Survey. The Cavtot was 
admitted and allowed it appearing to the Board that the 
said Mcintosh had caused the said land claimed by Illy 
to be laid out without having any Warrant of Survey 
to Authorise such Proceedings — 

His Excellency the Govemour signed the following 
Grants Viz* 

5 c p— vol n 



66 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



In S' Paul's Parish 



In S* George's Parish 



To John Anderson 500 Acres 

Devereux Gerrard. .200 Acres 
Patrick Obryan. ... 150 Acres 
James Ross 150 Acres 

To James Bewie 200 Acres 

Patrick Brady. .. .200 Acres 

William Boit 250 Acres 

Robert Bewling. . . .200 Acres 
Christopher Clark. .250 Acres 

Philip Dill 250 Acres 

Philip Dill 100 Acres 

Philip Lightfood. ..200 Acres 

Robert Pier 200 Acres 

Edward Pennington 100 Acres 
Edward Weathers . . 200 Acres 
William Underwood 100 Acres 
Jesse Womack 100 Acres 



fe^« Micki.i; aSSI In S.Ma«h,„.s Parish 

Charles O'densell. 1000 Acres! 

Charles O'densell . . 500 Acres > In S* David's Parish 

James Screven .... 300 AcresJ 

Charles O'densell . . 200 Acres) t ot t u » -n • u 
John Stevens lOo Acres} ^^ ^ J^^n s Pansh 

James Lemen 250 Acres In S* Patrick's Parish 

John M^^Lean 500 Acres In S^ Mary's Parish 

Richard Williamson 1000 Acres in S* Andrew's Par- 
ish 



Richard Wiliamson 1000 Acres In S* Philip's Parish 



JULY, 1770. 



67 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 3* July 1770 

Present — 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' — 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
The Hon*"** \ James Mackay \ Esquires 

James Edw^ Powell 
John Graham 
James Read 



the Petn.of 
James 

MoKewen for 
100 Acres 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Nathi. 
Langley for 
250 Acres 



Read a Petition of James M^'Kewen setting forth that 
he had been two years in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain a piece for Cul- 
tivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in 
S* Matthew's Parish being part of a Tract of Six hun- 
dred Acres heretofore ordered and Surveyed for Moses 
Mulkey and now Elapsed. 

RhsoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Nathaniel Langley setting forth 
that he had been a year in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife a Child and a Negroe Therefore 
praying for two hundred and fifty Acres in S^ Matthew's 
Parish l.eing jxirt of a Tract of Six liiindred /\cres here- 
tofore ordered and purveyed for Moses Mulkey and 
Elapsed. 



68 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



the F^tn. of 
Jno. Tinkler 
for 100 Acres 



Read a Petition of John Tinkler setting forth that he 
had had land granted him in Family Right but was pos- 
sessed of more than two Negroes for whom he had Ob- 
tained no Land Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres in S' Paul's Parish which land was heretofore or- 
dered and Surveyed for Robert Hatcher and was Elapsed 
in respect of the time in which a Grant for the same 
should have been taken out. 



Gimnted 



the Pptn. of 
Rlchd. 
WlUl&mson 
for 460 Acres 



Granted 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Richard Williamson setting forth 
that he had had lands at Several times granted him in 
Family Right but was possessed of Eight N^froes for 
whom he had Obtained no Land Therefore praying for 
four himdred and fifty Acres in S^ Philip's Parish being 
a Tract heretofore ordered and Surveyed for John Park- 
inson but was then Elapsed in the Surveyer general's 
Office in respect of the Time in which a Grant for the 
same should have passed. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 



JULY, 1770. 



69 



th^ Petn. of 
Noble 
Wimberley 
Jones for a 
new Precept 



Granted 



Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Noble Wimberly Jones Esq' setting 
forth that he had Obtained a Warrant for laying out 
Eighteen hundred Acres of Land in three Tracts within 
fifteen Miles of Rocky Comfort in S* George's Parish 
which Warrant was Expired in its Term and the land 
not surveyed Therefore ^■**'^ that the Surveyer general 
might be enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on 
the said Warrant that the land might be admeasured and 
run out in three Tracts as near to each other as the nature 
of the of the ^■'''^ land will admit, and within fifteen Miles 
of Rocky Comfort aforesaid 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of William Skinner setting forth that 
wmfsSiSer ^^ ^^^ ^^^ **^^ years in the Province had had no Land 
for 100 Acres granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in S' 
George's Parish at a place called Dohart's Creek to ad- 
join Land there laid out for Jesse Womack 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

Granted j^^h take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also register the 

said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 



70 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Redding setting forth that 
wm^*BlJ*dding l^^ had been a year in the Province had had no Land 
for 100 Acres g^^^^^ j^jj^ gjid was desirous to Obtain land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and two Children Therefore pray- 
ing for One himdred Acres in S' George's Parish to ad- 
join Land of Peter Randon William M'^Daniel and 
Thomas Maubly at a place called the White Mare's 
Pond— 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^.^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition Zebulon Cock setting forth that he 
zebuio'ncSck was lately come into the Province from South Carolina 
for »H) Acres ^^ order to settle and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife and one Child Therefore 
praying for two himdred Acres in S' George's Parish at 
a place called Bark Camp to adjoin Land there Surveyed 
for Jethro Roundtree 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 



JULY, 1770. 



71 



Read a Petition of Lucy Clark Widow setting forth 
Lucfcur*' that she had been four years in the Province had had 
Acr^'*''**'^ no Land granted her and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having six Children Therefore praying 
for One hundred and fifty Acres in S* George's Parish 
about half a Mile from Land there surveyed for George 
Walker— 



Granted 



thePeln. of 
Jonn. Kamp 
for 110 Acres 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Jacob LewlB 
for 250 Acres 



RESOiyVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jonathan Kamp setting forth 
that he Iiad been settled in the Province about sixteen 
Months from North Carolina and was desirous to Obtain 
Land for Cultivation having had none yet granted him 
Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in S^ George's 
Parish on Rocky Creek a Small distance below land there 
surveyed for William Underwood. 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the register's office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Jacob Lewis setting forth that he 
had been long in the Province had had One himdred and 
fifty Acres of Land granted him and he was desirous to 
Obtain an additional Tract having Six N^roes There- 
fore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres in S^ John's 



72 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Parish Originally ordered and Surveyed for James Ba- 
ker and Elapsed in Respect of the time in which a Grant 
for the same should have been taken out. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Green setting forth that he 
jno^Qreen for had bjecu four years in the province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife three Children and Six Negroes 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres in S^ George's 
Parish near land of Andrew M^'Currie and land whereon 
Petitioner lived. 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also roister the 
said Grant in the registers Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayei 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Robert Ford setting forth that he 
SfbrFord'for had been Eighteen Months in the Province had had no 
^"^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain land for 
Cultivation Having a Wife and three Children There- 
fore praying for three hundred Acres on an inland 
Swamp between the Alatamaha and Turtle River near 
Helvenstine's Cowpen. 

Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^^.j^ ^^j^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 



JULY, 1770. 



73 



the Peln. of 
Jacob Witter 
for 20O^Aore8 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Matthw. 
Marahal for 
100 Acres 



Granted 



Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the registers Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Jacob Witter setting forth that he 
had been many years in the Province had had One him- 
dred Acres of Land granted him and was desirous to 
Otjtain an Additional Tract having a Wife a Child and 
three Negroes Therefore praying for Two himdred and 
fifty Acres upon the South End of S* Simon's Island 
facing the Sound and i^ar land of Peter Grant. 

RKS01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the registers Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not he defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Matthew Marshall setting forth 
that he was one of those who lately come from Ireland 
to settle at Queensborough in this Province and had not 
yet Obtained any land on his own behalf Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred Acres in the said Settlement about 
two Miles from the Old Town at a large Pond which he 
desired might be included in the Survey. 

Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



74 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petn. of 
Jno. Marl In 
fur 150 Acres 



Granted 



Read a Petition of John Martin setting forth that he 
had had two thousand Acres of Land ordered him and 
was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife a Child and thirty nine Negroes Therefore praying 
for One hundred and fifty Acres in S* John's Parish to 
adjoin Land whereon he then lived. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Thos. Pilson 
forlUO Acres 



Qranted 



Read a Petition of Thomas Pilson setting forth that 
he was lately come from' Ireland and was desirous to 
become a settler in Queensborough and to Obtain Land 
for that purpose Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres in the said Settlement to adjoin Land there granted 
John Dillons, James Haddon and Lambert's big Creek. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Andw. 
McCorrle for 
60 Acres 



Read a Petition of Andrew M'^Currie setting forth 
that he had had nine hundred Acres of Land ordered 
him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife a Child and fifteen Negroes Therefore 
praying for fifty Acres on a Branch of Horse Creek about 
Two Miles from Land there ordered John Tillie in S^ 
Matthew's Parish. 



Granted 



the Petn. of 



JULY, 1770. 76 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and tliat he doth also register 
the said Grant ii> the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Benjamin Andrew setting forth 
Benjn.'""/' that he had been long settled in the Province had had 

Andiew for ° ^ 

850 Acres fifteen hundred Acres of Land granted him and was 
desirous to Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife 
six Children and Twenty Eight Slaves Therefore pray- 
ing for three hundred and fifty Acres in S' John's Parish 
on the north Branch of new port Swamp adjoining his 
own land to be laid out Oblong the Swamp being very 
narrow. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^h take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Mary Dimham Widow and John 
the Petn. oi Saudiford Executors of the Will of William Dunham 

Mary Dunham 

widw. for deceased setting- forth that the said William Dunham in 

a Grant to pass ^ 

his life time had ordered him- three hundred Acres of 
Land on a Branch of the Buffelo Swamp in S^ David's 
Parish which had been surveyed and the Grant made out 
for Signing at the tim/e of his Death That the deceased 
bjy his Will gave all his Lands to be equally divided be- 
tween his four Sons Therefore praying that a Grant for 
the Premisses might be ordered to pass Agreeable to the 
Will of the said deceased and that the Surveyer general 



76 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Benjn. Stirk 
for500A700 
Acres in Lien 



Granted 



might be ordered to prepare and certify a plan thereof 
for that purpose 

Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that they do also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Benjamin Stiric setting forth that 
he had had Twelve hundred Acres of Land lately ordered 
him which on going to Survey the Quantity could not be 
found vacant Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof five 
hundred Acres in S^ Matthew's Parish to adjoin Land 
thereof Philip Box and to run up to the Mouth of Bark 
Camp from thence across Cowpen Branch to Little Buck 
branch Also Seven hundred Acres in S^ George's Parish 
on the Beaver Dam between land of George Hamage 
and land where Nathaniel Miller heretofore lived on at 
the Beaver Dam Bridge 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted the one Tract to 
begin at Box's line and to be run agreeable to the King's 
Instructions — ^the other to b^n at Hamage's line and 
to be run the same. 



the Petn of R^^-d a Petition of William Harding setting forth that 
to?»?SSS«* ^^ ^^' ^^^ ^^^d granted him in Queensborough Town- 
onPurohe. gj^jp j^^ gt Qccwge's Parish and was desirous to Obtain 



JULY, 1770. 



77 



an Additional Tract few Cultivation Therefore praying 
(for on Purchase) Two hundred Acres in the said Set- 
tlement to adjoin the Tract there already granted him. 



, ^ ^ Resolved 

to be reserved '-^^^^■^'^ » '-^ 
for 12 months MouthSr— 



That the said land be reserved for twelve 



Je. Petn. of 
[lehael 
Haverln for 
100 Acres 
Elapsed^ 



Granted 



(he Petn. of 
Wm. Candler 
for 50 Aorea 
Blapaed 



Granted 



Read a Petition of Michael Haverin setting forth that 
he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 
S* James's Parish which had been surveyed and returned 
and a fiat for the same passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant should have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said land and that and that ^"^^'^ 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the same. 

Resoi^ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Candler setting forth that 
he had had ordered him fifty Acres of land in S* Paul's 
Parish which had been surveyed and returned and a fiat 
for the same passed by the Attorney general but the time 
was Elapsed in which the Grant should have been taken 
out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said land and that the Secretary might be 
ordered to prepare the same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 



78 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Johnston setting forth that 
wmTjohns't n he had ordered him a Town lot in Augusta which had 
Kiapsed been surveyed and returned and a fiat for the same passed 
by the Attorney general but the time was Elapsed in 
which the Grant should have been taken out Therefore 
praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might 
be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Secretary might be orderd to prepare 
the Same. 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Lot within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Patrick Brady setting forth that he 
fchePein oi had had ordered him Two himdred and fifty Acres of 
m ^^ ^^^^^ Land in S^ George's Parish which had been surveyed and 
returned and a fiat for the same passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the same. 

ResoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 



JULY, 1770. 79 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Muckenfuss setting forth 
jSS.ph ''•*'' that he had had ordered him three hundred and fifty 
fo?®.5o Acres Acres of Land in S' Philip's Parish which had been sur- 
veyed and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer gen- 
eral's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant 
for the same should have passed Therefore praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare 
and certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Alexander Wylly setting forth that 
Ai!-x?.%?iiy l^is three Children William Campbell and Susannah 
Children for Wylly had ordered them each a Tract of Land in S' 
EuJs^Lind Philip's Parish which had been surveyed and plans there- 
of returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the 
time was Elapsed in which Grants for the same should 
have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be pennitted to take out his Maj- 
esty's Grants for the said land and^ that the Surveyer 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted 



general might be ordered to prepare and certify plans 
thereof for that purpose. 

R^soi^vED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coim- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also 
Register the said Grants in the Register's Office of the 
said Province within Six Months frc«n the date thereof 
that his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Daniel Thomas Sen' setting forth 
SinKThimaB that he had had ordered him Two himdred Acres of Land 
in S^ George's Parish which had been surveyed and a 
jJan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 



Senr. for 200 

Acres 

BUiwed 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Jm. Mix for 

100 Acres 
Blapsed 



RES0I.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within six Months from the Date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read k Petition of James Mix setting forth that he 
had had ordered him One himdred Acres of Land in S^ 
Matthew^s P^sh which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 



JULY, 1770. 



81 



should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Stu"- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 



Granted 



RES0I.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. oC 

Chrisn. 

Zlppererfor 

SMloret 

Blapeed 



Read a Petition of Christian Zipprer setting ^■*''^ that 
he had had ordered him Two hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land in S* Matthew's Parish which had been 
surveyed and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer 
general's Office but the tinne was Elapsed in which a 
Grant for the same should have passed Therefore pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be 
permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered 
to prepare and certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

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82 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petn. of 

BllM 

Ltndfey 
for 100 Acres 
SUpsed 



Granted 



Read a Petition of Elias Lindsay setting* forth that he 
had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S^ 
George's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that piupose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coimcil 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months. from the date thereoit that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Danl. Ryan 
for 160 Acies 
Slapsed 



Granted 



Read a Petition of Daniel Ryan setting forth that he 
had had ordered him One himdred and fifty Acres of 
Land in S* Patrick's Parish which had been surveyed and 
a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coimcil 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 



JULY, 1770. 



83 



the Fetn. of 
Fredo. 
Francis for 
160 Acres 
Blapsed 



Granted 



may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Frederic Francis setting forth that 
he had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land in S^ Psiul's Parish which- had been surveyed and 
a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Thos. Ayres 
for 600 Acres 
Blapsed 



Granted 



Read a Petition of Thomas Ayres setting forth that 
he had had ordered him- Five hundred Acres of Land in 
S^ Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 

Resoi^ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 



84 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petn. of 
Thos. Dixon 
for new 
Preoepts 



Granted 



in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted— 

Read a Petition of Thomas Dixon setting forth that 
he had Obtained Warrants for laying out Two Tracts 
of Land of One hundred and fifty Acres each Tract 
which Warrants were expired in their Term and the 
land not surveyed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time the Surveyer general might be en- 
abled and ordered to issue new precepts on the said War- 
rants, that the land so ordered him might be siu-veyed. 

Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue new pre- 
cepts Accordingly — 



His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants viz* 

To Robert Bolton 500 Acres In S* Thomas Parish. 



Jesse Brasher 100 Acres 
Thomas Fulker 200 Acres} 
John Harvey 200 Acres 
Adam Reser 100 Acres 



In S' Matthew's Parish. 



Cowper & Telfairs 1000 Acres 
James Graham 1000 Acres 
James Graham 1000 Acres 
Thomas Shruder 600 Acres 



In S' John's Parish. 



Jonathan Cochran 1000 Acres 
Telemen Cuyler 500 Acres 
Christopher Ring 250 Acres 
Christopher Frederick Trieb- 
ner (Purchase) 500 Acres 



In S* Philip's Parish 



JULY, 1770. 



85 



To William Candler 200 Acres 
James Jackson 150 Acres 
James Jajckson 150 Acres 
Samuel Payne 200 Acres 
Edward Telfair 500 Acres 



^ In S' Paul's Parish. 



James Doug-lass 300 Acres) t o» a j > t> • 1 
Peter Nephm 200 Acres } ^" ^ ^"^"^^ ^ ^^"^^ 



John Graham 500 Acres 
James Papot 200 Acres 



I In S' David's Parish. 

) In Chri: 
) Paris 

John Joachim Zubly 600 Acres In S' Mary's Parish 



James Read Esq' 200 Acres 
James Woodland 100 Acres 



Christ Church 
Parish. 



Lots Granted to the Settlers of Queensborough in S* 



George's Parish Viz^ 



Namet of Penoiu. 



No. of Lots. 



Thomas Beatty 
Alexander Bags 
John Bartholomew 
John Brown 
James Blair 
Samuel Fleming 
David Greer 
Robert Gervin 
William Harding 
James Haden . 
John Kennedy . 
Matthew Lysle . 
John Martin 
Adam Morison . 



16 

68 

69 

46 

47 
66 

52 
29 

56 
8 

7 

14 
30 
32 



Nameeof Persons. 



No. of Lots. 



John Morison . . 
Adam McLervy 
William McConkey 
James McCalvey . 
Matthew Moore . 
Clothworthy Robson 
David Russel . . 
Joseph Saunders . 
Walker Stevens . 
William Skelly . 
James Thompson . 
Robert Warnock . 
John Gary . . . 
Alexander Chesnut 



15 
45 

72 

31 

5 
II 

13 
17 
34 
48 

51 
50 

a 

3 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Lots Granted to the Settlers of Wrightsborough. 
Paul's Parish Viz* 



NuMs of Penonc No. of Lota 

Henry Ashfield . . 70 


Namee of Paraona. No. 

Alexander Oliver . . 


of Lota 
60 


Richard Austin . 


• 3 


Samuel Oliver . , 


91 


George Beck . . 


• 59 


John Oliver . . . 


II 


Cornelius Cochran 


. 78 


James Oliver . . . 


36 


John Carson . . 


• 95 


Ephraim Owen . , 


34 


Joel Cloud . . . 


• 19 


John Perkins . . . 


14 


Stephen Day . . 


. 61 


JohnStubbs . . . 


2 


Benjamin Dunn . 


• 75 


John Slater . . . , 


67 


Abraham Dennis . 


• 29 


Jonathan Sail . . . 


23 


Jacob Dennis . . 


• 19 


John Sidewell . . , 


59 


John Dennis . . 


. 16 


Jonathan Sail . . , 


24 


William Ellam . 


• 25 


Richard Smith . . 


33 


James Emitt . . 


. 26 


Amos Vernon . . 


. 18 


Edward Eakles . 


. 96 


Isaac Vernon . . 


10 


William Tanner . 


. 21 


John Whitsett . . , 


73 


James Hart ... 


. 76 


Samuel Wilson . 


• 13 


John Howard . . 


• 45 


Thomas Watson . 


• 3« 


John Hodgin . . 


• 85 


John Welsh . . , 


62 


William Hixxon . 


• 30 


Thomas Ansley . 


. 28 


Absolum Jackson . 


• 17 


Peter Hart . . . 


I 


Isaac Jackson . . 


. 89 


Samuel Hart . . 


• 52 


Thomas Jackson . 


• 31 


John Hunter . . 


• 15 


Isaac Low . . . 


. 68 


Benjamin Jackson 


• 51 


Robert Lockridge . 


. 20 


William Miles 


• 71 


Joseph Maddock . 


. 66 


Richard Moore . . 


. 42 


Edward Murphy . 


• 41 


Peter Perkins . . 


. 48 


William Mitchell . 


• 43 


Jacob Watson . . 


. 63 


Robert McClean . 


, 64 


John Watson . . 


. 87 


Joseph Mooney 


. 27 


Robert Walden . 


. 12 


John Moore . . . 


• 5 


Samuel Winslete . 


. 94 


Holland Middleton Junr.38 


Thomas Moore 


• 72 


James McFarlin . 


• 50 


Richard Moore 


. 46 


Mordecai Moore . 


• 7 


Henry Sail . . • 


• 8 


Samuel Samson . 


. . Lot No. 83 





AUGUST, 1770. 



87 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 7^^ August 1770 

Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq*" 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
The Hon*'* \ Francis Harris \ Esq" 

James Edw* Powell 
John Graham 
James Read 

,^ „ ^ , Read a Petition of William Le Conte setting forth that 

thePetn. of ^ 

Tofm£i^B^ he had had land granted him but was possessed of Ten 
Negroes for whom he had had no Land Therefore pray- 
ing for five hundred Acres on a South Branch of Coon- 
ochee Swamp about two Miles from the head of Newport 
Swamp in S* John's Parish. 



Qranted 



the Petn. of 
Wm. BarneB 
for 500 Acrea 



Granted 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of William Barnes setting forth that 
he was settled in the Province had had no Land granted 
him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having a Wife and thirty four Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for five hundred Acres in S^ Andrew's Parish to ad- 
join the East side of Land granted Clement Martin 
Esq^ 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a grant for the said Land within Seven 



88 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIU 

Months from this date and that he doth also Ras- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Smith setting forth that he 
•jno. 8mith*for had heretofore granted him two hundred Acres of Land 
and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 
a Wife four Children and six Negroes Therefore praying 
for four hundred Acres on the Waters of great Ogechee 
near or adjoining William Roundtree's I^and and Land 
belonging to Petitioner. 

Resolved Tliat on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — ^to adjoin Roundtree's 
Land. 

Read a Petition of James M^Kewen setting forth that 
jas. ilcKe^en he had ordered him One himdred Acres of Land which 
in Lien was fouud to be run by another person and had had no 

other land in Lieu thereof Therefore praying for in Lieu 
aforesaid One hundred Acres on Duart's Creek S* 
George's Parish near or adjoining Land of William 
Skinner. 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^qj-Jj ^-jJ^^ Q^t a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 



AUGUST, 1770. 89 

prayer of the said Petition is granted to adjoin Skinner's 
Land. 



Read a Petition of Hugh Bennett setting forth that he 
Hu^*Benn'ett had been near two years \m the province had had no Land 
ores g.j.^j^|.^ jjjj^ gj^^. ^^^g^ desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and a Negroe Therefore praying 
for two hundred Acres in S' Andrew's Parish bounded 
Eastwardly on Land of Nicholas Smith, Westwardly and 
Southwardly on Peter Grant's Land north westwardly 
on John Martin's Land on a branch of the Buffelo and 
second Swamp the north side of the Alatamaha, 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^^.j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of James Pritchard setting forth that 
Jas. j^rttohard some time since he had ordered him Three hundred and 
ores ^j^y Acres of Land which was afterwards taken from 
him by another person and he had never yet Obtained 
any Land in Lieu thereof Therefore praying for three 
hundred and fifty Acres jin the Fork of Ellic's Creek on 
the South side of the Alatamaha 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted Jq|.}^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 



90 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of Thomas Galphin setting forth that 
TS!i!®G^phin he lived in the Province had had no land granted him 
^^^ and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation There- 
fore praying for One hundred Acres at the head of the 
Branch running by the new Cowpen. 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also raster the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of George Galphin Jun*" setting forth 

&oMe*°'^' that he lived in the province had had no Land granted 

S?fw AcreJ him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on M^'Bean's 

Swamp joining the upper line of land run out for him 

at the new Cowpen. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from, the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of James Brown setting forth that he 
ja8.^*rown'for was Settled in the province had had no Land granted him 
and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation There- 
fore praying for One hundred Acres in S* George's Par- 
ish joining on two Sides Land ordered John Harvey — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Qj.^^ f^j. ^j^^ g^^jj j^^j within Seven 



AUGUST, 1770. 91 

Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Montlis from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Sarah Spencer Widow setting forth 
siSah^ 8*pe?oer ^^^^ she had ordered her four hundred Acres of Land 
iSS/^r*^ upon Bull town Swamp in S* Andrew's Parish which 
SmjSS one for Quantity could not be laid out agreeable to Instructions 
Therefore praymg for leave to resign the precept for the 
said four hundred Acres and to grant her One hundred 
and fifty Acres at Bull Town Swamp aforesaid to ad- 
join land of her late husband Richard Spencer deceased 
to be laid out agreeable to a Sketch therewith — 



Granted 



the Pf tn. of 



Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Wylly setting forth that 
^m^wyiJy he had heretofore land granted him and was desirous to 

for 300 Acres j^. . * , *. • « tr\ , • » -kt r 

Obtam an Additional Tract having six Negroes for 
whom he had Obtained no Land Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres near or adjoining land lately granted 
Nicholas Horton on Buck head. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted joth take out a Grant for the ^aid Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



92 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIU. 



Read a Petition of James Pritchard setting forth that 
thePetn.of j^^ j^j ordered him Three hundred and fifty Acres of 
860 Acres In Land which was afterwards taken from him by another 

Lieu 

person and he had never yet Obtained any other land in 
Lieu thereof — Therefore praying for three hundred and 
fifty Acres upon the Mortar Swamp in S' Andrew's 
Parish to be run in an Oblong the Swamp being very 
narrow — 

Resolved Tliat on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of James Andrew setting forth that 
jaiTAndrew he had had Six himdred Acres of Land granted him and 
^^^ was desirous to Obtain an additional Tract having a 
Wife two Children and thirteen Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for two hundred Acres in S' Andrew's Parish on 
lake Swamp to adjoin Joseph Butler and Joseph Gib- 
bons. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted Jqij^ ^^\^^ q^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of William Obryan setting forth tliat 
the petn. of he had been three years in the Province had had no Land 
foMibo Acrw granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife a Child and Seven Negroes There- 



AUGUST, 1770. 



93 



Granted 



fore praying for four hundred Acres between Samuel and 
Christopher Hudson in the Back Swamp on Briar Creek 
near poor Robin — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Jno. Adam 
Trleatlen for 
100 Acres 



Read a Petition of John Adam Trieutlen setting forth 
that he had had land granted him and was desirous to 
Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore praying for One 
hundred Acres to join Northwest a Comer of a Tract 
already granted him between Savannah River and the 
three rims to be laid out in an Oblong for a reserve of 
water — 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the PetD. of 
James 
Dereauz for 
IM Acres 
Surplus 



Read a Petition of James Deveaux setting forth that 
he had granted him in the late Govemour Reynold's 
Time One Tract of Land on the Southermost End of 
Argyle Island in Christ Church Parish within the lines 
of which said Tract by a Survey lately made there was 
found to be One hundred and fifty four Acres surplus 
Measure Therefore praying that as he was possessed of 
Sixteen Negroes foi whom he had Obtained no Land 



94 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Wm. Peacock 
for 200 Acres 



for the said One hundred and fifty four Acres surplus 
Measure as aforesaid — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitictfier 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Peacock setting forth that 
he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land on a 
Branch of Bull Town Swamp to adjoin Land purchased 
by him of Kelly which was surveyed hut the plan thereof 
was not agreeable to Instructions Therefore praying for 
the said Two hundred Acres agreeable to a Sketch there- 
with. 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Rodolph 
Strawhager 
for 160 Acres 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date theireof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Rodolph Strawhager setting forth 
that he had had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres 
at Turkey Branch between great Ogechee and Savannah 
River laying below a like Quantity before ordered him 
Agreeable to a Sketch therewith 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 



AUGUST, 1770. 95 

Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Charles Jordan setting forth that 
the Petn. of he had had land often granted him but was possessed of 
Jordan for eififht NesToes for whom he had Obtained no Land There- 

400 Acres ^ ^ ° ^ ^ , , , * - n,* ^ ,, t^ • t 

fore praymg for four hundred Acres m S Paul s Pansh 
heretofore ordered and Surveyed for himself but was 
Elapsed in respect of the time in which a Grant for the 
same ought to have been taken out. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^Q^h take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that lie doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Stirk setting forth that he 
jnor^^iik'for '^ ^^ ^® hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 
600 Acres j^jj^ j^^^j ^^3 desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife six Children and four Negroes Therefore 
praying for five hundred Acres in S* Paul s Parish which 
had been Surveyed for Thomas Ayres and was Elapsed 
in respect of the time a Grant for the same ought to have 
been taken out. 

Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 



96 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Basil Cooper William Telfair and 
BMH^oowr Edward Telfair setting forth that they had three Negroes 
Teifairs for ' for whom they had Obtained no Land and were desirous 
of a Tract for Cultivation Therefore praying for One 
hundred and fifty Acres in S* George's Parish being a 
Tract of Land heretofore surveyed for William Pennel 
and elapsed in the Surveyer general's Office as to the 
time in which a Grant for the same should have passed. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioners 
Granted ^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that they do also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from/ the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Clement Martin Jun*" Esq' setting 
aemt Martin ^OTth that John Stcveus late of this Province had ordered 
i'^pian* to'i)W8 him while here Two Tracts of five hundred Acres of 
Smd^ordered' Land, and did take up and borrow of the Commissioners 
Sit now^to ^"^ of the Loan a Sum of Money for which the land (when 
Rtttionerin the Titles were perfected) was to be a Security, and in 

TrufitforBale , V x^ . . ^ r> • • , i 

the mean time the Petitioner became Secunty with the 
said Stevens for the payment thereof with interest. That 
the said Stevens left the Province without perfecting his 
Title or any way enabling the Petitioner to discharge the 
Debt That on a former Application an order was made 
for Grants to pass to the Petitioner to enable him to sell 
the said Lands for the purpose aforesaid — but on Search- 
ing the Office only one of the said Tracts could be found 
vacant, and no other application — Therefore praying 
that the Surveyer general might be enabled and ordered 
to prepare and certify a plan of the said five hundred 



AUGUST, 1770. 97 

Acres tmto and in the name of the Petitioner that a Grant 
might pass to him of the same In Trust for Sale thereof 
for the purpose aforesaid. 

Resolvkd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^(S§* ^^^ *^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Raster's OflSce of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of James Johnston setting forth that 
Smei*"*^' ^^ had had two hundred Acres of land ordered him in 
johjQEjon for gt Matthew^s Parish joining Land of Philip Box the 
plan of which was not agreeable to Instructions There- 
fore praying for two hundred Acres as aforesaid agree- 
able to a Sketch therewith. 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Wright setting forth that 
thePetn.of he had ordered him Five hundred Acres of Land in S* 

Joseph Wright ^^ 

for 600 Acres Mar/s Parish which was Surveyed but the plan thereof 
was not agreeable to Instructions Therefore praying for 
five hundred Acres in S' Mar/s Parish about half a Mile 
from Land theretofore ordered him and near Land laid 
out for John M'^lean on a Branch of Satilla to be laid 
out in an Oblong the Swamp being very narrow — agree- 
able to a Sketch therewith. 

7 c r— vol 11 



98 



GOVE5RN0R AND COUNCIL. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted-^but not agreeable 
to the plan but may be run in a Square agreeable to the 
Dotted lines — 



the Petn. of 
Jas. Jackson 
for 800 Acres 
In Lieu 



Granted 



Read a Petition of James Jackson setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him in the name of Crooke Mack- 
intosh and Jackson Eight hundred Acres of Land in 
Family Right which land was taken away by running 
the Indian Line That the Petitioner had the same family 
Right yet subsisting now in his own right Therefore 
praying for in Lieu thereof Eight hundred Ajcres on the 
South Side of the Alatamaha about two Miles above 
Sancta Sevela to adjoin four hundred Acres this day 
petitioned for by them. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Acres 



Read a Petition of James Jackson & C* setting forth 
the Petn. of that they had been long settled in the Province and were 
Coy for 400° possessed of six Negroes therein for whom they had 
Obtained no Land That Andrew M'^lean was also become 
one of the said Company and had had no Land yet 
granted him Therefore praying for four hundred Acres 
on the South side of the Alatamaha about two Miles 



AUGUST. 1770. 



99 



Orantod 



above Sancta Sevela to adjoin Land this day petitioned 
for by Eizabeth Simpson Widow 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioners 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that they do also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of Elizabeth Simpson Widow set- 
Bu«?h!^* ^' ting forth that she had had no Land gp-anted her in the 
w^w tor I860 proviuce and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having thirty Seven negroes Therefore praying for 
Eighteen hundred and fifty Ajcres on the South side of 
the Alatamaha about two Miles above Sancta Sevela to 
adjoin Land there this day petitioned for by William 
Telfair 



Qimnted 



thePetiK of 
Wm Teualr 
for 600 Aorei 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of William Telfair setting forth that 
he was settled in the Province and was possessed of ten 
n^^roes for whom he had had no Land and was desirous 
to Obtain a Tract for Cultivation Therefore praying for 
five hundred Acres on the South side of the Alatamaha 
about two Miles above Sancta Sevela to adjoin Land this 
day petitioned for by Ann M^'Queen 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 



100 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the R^ister's OflSce of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is g^ranted to adjoin M" 
Elizabeth Didcott — 

Read a Petition of Charles Francis Chevalier setting 
ch8?FSii?! forth that he was settled in the Province had had Land 
?TOo AoiS '^' ordered him but did not Survey it and was desirous to 
Obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife three Chil- 
dren and Twenty Eight Negroes Therefore praying for 
Seventeen hundred Acres on the South side of the Ala- 
tamaha about two Miles above Sancta Sevela to adjoin 
Land this day petitioned for by John Gordon and Thomas 
Netherclift— 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^Aofes^tS^ye ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
SootoThe* Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
fn S-w^KiSth the said Grant in the R^ister's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted in the following 
Manner viz* three hundred Acres to Charles Francis 
Chevalier and fourteen hundred Acres to his Mother in 
Law Elizabeth Didcott with respect to M' Chevalier to 
be left to M' Attorney general he being an Alien bom, 3 
years in Virginia 5 years in Sc?uth Carolina and 3 years 
in Georgia 

Read a Petition of John Gordon and Thomas Nether- 
jno ^Gordon ft ^'^^^ Setting forth that they were possessed of Eight Ne- 
wSihirciiftforS^^^^ ^^ ^^^ Province for whom they had Obtained no 
400 Acres Land and were desirous to Obtain a Tract for Cultiva- 
tion Therefore praying for four hundred Acres on the 
South Side of the Alatamaha about two Miles from 



Granted 



AUGUST, 1770. 101 

Sancta Sevda to adjoin Land this day petitioned for by 
Thomas Netherclift. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioners 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that they do also Register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Thomas Netherclift setting* forth 
thePetn.of ^j^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^ j^^^ granted him in Family Right but 

4ooAcpe8 ^'had a Child and Seven Negroes for whom he had Ob- 
tained no Land Therefore praying for four hundred 
Acres on the South side of the Alatamaha about two 
Miles above Sancta Sevela. 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted N° i & 2 to be first 
nm out. 

Read a Petition of Collin Raddock setting forth that 
the Petal, of he was settled in the province had had no Land granted 
Raddock for him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

400 Acres on 

if 4M^i5ei*oii having a Wife and fourteen Negroes Therefore praying 
m^uS'"*'^ for Six hundred Acres on the South side of the Alata- 
maha to adjoin the upper line of Land there laid out for 
Thomas Carter And also that he might have reserved for 
him for Six Months four hundred Acres on the north side 
the Alatamaha Opposite the said Six hundred Acres at 



102 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

a place called the long Warrior's Bluff also to adjoin 
land of the said Carter 

REsoiyVKD That on Condition that the Petitioner 
whSewi*^* doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
* ^ * Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grants in the Register's OflSce of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted Six hundred Acres 
on the South Side also four hundred Acres on the north 
side having proved family Rights for the whole. 

Read a Petition of Mary Tannatt Spinster setting forth 
Mary^Simett ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ lately Ordered her One thousand Acres of 
ifioASU^"^ Land in Family Right which she desired to resign as not 
being convenient for her purpose and to Obtain other 
land in lieu thereof Therefore praying for One thousand 
Acres on the South side of the Alatamaha about two 
Miles above Sancta Sevela to adjoin Land this day peti- 
tioned for by James Jackson. 

RESOLVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Poison setting forth that 
the Petn. of Mark CaiT Esq' deceased being possessed in his lifetime 

Jno. Poison ^ _ ^ ; . . ^* ,-v . f, -r^ . , 

for a Grant to. of a Tract of Land m S* David s Pansh whereon at a 

pass for 9000 

t^^jSduh^'*** Considerable Expence he had erected a large Saw Mill, 
Su«hte?of did petition for and ordered him two thousand Acres in 
iteqr.SoJased two Tracts of Pine barren land, for the use of the said 
«aidu2^ was Mill in Supplying it with Timber, but died before grants 



AUGUST, 1770. 



103 



JJ^J^o" for the same were taken out That on the death of the 
said Mark Carr the Petitioner (who married Judith Carr 
his daughter) became the Purchaser of the Tract where- 
on the said Saw Mill was erected (from the Executors 
of his Will) and hath paid Taxes for the whole of the 
land for these two years past in the name of Judith Pol- 
son Therefore praying that Grants might be ordered to 
pass for the said Two thousand Acres elapsed Land in 
the name of Judith Poison. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the Fetn. of 



If oBride for 

SOOAeres 

Blapsed 



Read a Petition of Samuel M^Bride setting forth that 
he had ordered him Three hundred Acres of Land in 
Queensborough Township S* George's Parish which had 
been surveyed and a plan thereof returned into the Sur- 
veyer general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which 
a Grant for the same should have passed Therefore pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be 
permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months irom the date thereof that 



104 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petn. of 
Giles Moore 
for 160 Acres 
Blapfled 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
DayldBrydle 
for 500 Acres 
Elapsed. 



Granted 



his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Giles Moore setting forth that he 
had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
in S^ Andrew's Parish which had been surveyed and a 
plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's OflSce 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the sanie 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Ag^reeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of David Brydie setting forth that he 
had ordered him Five himdred Acres of Land in S* 
John's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan there- 
of returned into the Surveyor general's Office but the 
time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should 
have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his Maj- 
esty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer 
general might be ordered to prepare and certify a plan 
thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 



AUGUST, 1770. 



106 



dl in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the P6tn. of 
Danl. 

Matthias A 
Nathl. 
Zetler'8 for 
SOOAores 
X lapsed 



Read a Petition of Daniel Zetler Matthias Zetler and 
Nathaniel Zetler setting forth that they had three hun- 
dred Acres of Land prdered them which had been sur- 
veyed and a ^■**'^ thereof returned into the Surveyer Gen- 
eral's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant 
for the same should have passed Therefore praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time they might be permit- 
ted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare 
and certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 



RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioners 
oranted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that they do also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 

Jermy-n 

& Chi. Wrtg] 

Bsqrs. foroo 

450.150AU0 

Acres all 

Blapsed. 



Read a Petition of Jermyn and Charles Wright Esq" 
setting forth that they had ordered them four Tracts of 
)^ Land in S* Mary's Parish Viz* One of five hundred Acres 
one of four hundred and fifty Acres and two of One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres each which had bieen surveyed and 
plans thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which Grants for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time they might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grants for the said land and that the 



106 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Qranted 



Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
plans thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioners 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (AgreeaUe to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that they do also Regis- 
ter the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Jermyn Wright Esq' setting forth 
jerayn ""^ "" that hc had ordered him Two Tracts of Land in S' Mary's 
for&oA.4S)' Parish one Containing* five hundred Acres and the other 

▲ores Blapeed 

four hundred Acres which had been surveyed and plans 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which Grants for the same should 
have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his Maj- 
esty's Grants for the said Land and that the Surveyer 
general might be ordered to prepare and certify plans 
thereof for that purpose. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grants in the Raster's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Cromley setting forth that 
the Petn. of he had ordered him Three hundred Acres of Land in S* 

George 

SoAores '°' Jame's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan there- 
Biapsed ^f j-etumed into the Surveyer general's Office but the 



AUGUST, 1770. 107 

time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should 
have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his Maj- 
esty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer 
general might be ordered to prepare and certify a plan 
thereof for that purpose — 

Rkolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted Jq^j^ take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this Date (Agreeable to an Order of Cotm- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the Date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Andrew Knife setting forth that 
Andwf Knife ^^ ^^^ Ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
Biapwd^^*^®' in S* Jame's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer 
general might be ordered to prepare and certify a plan 
thereof for that purpose. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



108 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIU 

Read a Petition of Frederic Helvenstine setting forth 
thej^etn. of ^j^^^ j^^ j^^ ^^ ^^^^ hundred Acres of Land ordered 

for 800 Aores him in S* Matthew's Parish which had been surveyed and 
returned and a fiat for the same passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might bie pemuitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the same. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Green Jun' setting forth that 

the Petn. of he had ordered him One thousand Acres of Land in S^ 

unV. for ino Philip s Parish which had been surveyed and returned 

Acres Blapsed , /< r i t , i a i 

and a fiat for the same passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant should have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Secre- 
tary might be ordered to prepare the same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted j^th take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty m?iy not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



AUGUST, 1770. 



109 



Read a Petition of John Hall setting forth that he had 
So.^h2ii tor ordered him fifty Acres of Land in S* Matthew's Parish 
Si^i which had been siirveyed and returned and a fiat for the 
same passed by the Attorney general but the time was 
Elapsed in which the Grant should have been taken out 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 
he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant 
for the said Land and that the Secretary might be ordered 
to prepare the same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^h take out a grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Ras- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Darby setting forth that he 
?^® ^^"vJiLhad had One himdred Acres of Land ordered him in 

Jno. PftrDjior 

^^d' Queensborough Township S* George's Parish which had 
been surveyed and a plan thereof returned into the Sur- 
veyer general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which 
a Grant for the same ought to have passed Therefore 
praying that Notwithstanding the lapse of time he might 
bp permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Grftnted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted. 



110 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of John Askins setting forth that he 
jno Akins tor had a Warrant ordered him for laying* out three hundred 
arran ^^^ ^^^^ Acres of Land upon the Brakish Marshes bdow 
Broughton Island which Warrant had been elapsed in 
its Termi and the Survey not returned Therefore praying 
that a new Warrant might be ordered to issue in respect 
of the said Land 



Oranted 



' Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Clark setting forth that he 
jno.cia?k?or ^^^ Ordered him a Warrant for laying out three hundred 
wa?nuit Acres of Land in S* James's Parish lying at the South 
end of S* Simon's Island which warrant had been elapsed 
in its Term and the Survey not returned Therefore pray- 
ing that a new Warrant might be ordered to issue in re- 
spect of the aforesaid Land 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of David Murray setting forth that he 
the Petn. of had a Warrant ordered him for layingf out a Tract of 

David r. ^ 

Jlew'WmkSt ^^^ hundred Acres of Land upon Todd's Creek South 
side great Satilla to adjoin Land there ordered Alexander 
Inglis which Warrant was expired in its Term and the 



AUGUST, 1770. 



Ill 



Survey not returned Therefore praying that a new War- 
rant might be ordered to issue in respect of the said 
Land 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



the Petn. of 
Bobt.BAlllle 
for a new 
warrant 



Read a Petition of Robert Baillie setting forth that he 
had a Warrant ordered him for laying out two hundred 
Acres of Land on the South side of great Satilla to ad- 
join One thousand Acre there lately ordered. him to be 
laid out in an Oblong being for a Reservoir of water 
which warrant had been expired in its Term and the Sur- 
vey not returned Therefore praying that a new Warrant 
might be ordered to issue in respect of the said Land. 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Ordered That Jonathan Cochran Esq' be added to 
^pointing the Commission of the Peace for the Parishes of S* John 
thS**p7riB'he8 and S' Andrew and James Butler Sen' for the Parish of 
Sl®Phu5?8*°'* S* Philip and that the Clark of the Crown and peace 

with whom the said Commission is lodged do insert their 

names therein Accordingly. 



112 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

A List of Fees being drawn up and certified by the 

by^hSf'*"^*^ Chief Justice and Senior Assistant Justice of the general 

agt!juro« Court of PlcES as regular and necessary to be taken on 

defauu In any Copias to be issued against Jurors makings Default 

SSmmo^l in attendance on the Courts when duly summoned laid 

t^fore this Board for Approbation and allowance and 

the same being taken under Consideration Are ordered 

to be Established and entred in the Minutes of Council. 



His Excellency the Govemour moved that he might 

LSd*G»nted have granted him in further port of his family Right 

to the Govt, q^^ thousand Acres on the Alatamaha River near Sancta 

Sevela Bluff And also two thousand Acres in two Tracts 

also 2000 Acres ^. . ,. ^ , , , /^ , ^ 

on Finhalloway Swamp near the head or Source thereof. 

Ordered That the same be granted to His Excd- 
suiTeSr to ^' lency and that Warrants of Survey do Issue Accord- 
issue ingly— 

Ordered That the general Assembly be prorogued 
untill Monday 22* October next then to meet for the 
dispatch of Business and that the Secretary do prepare 
a Proclamation Accordingly 

Commissary's Account of Contingent Expences from 
the 25'** June 1769 to 24"* June 1770 both days inclusive 
were laid before the Board Audited and passed. 

His Excellency the Govemour signed the following 
Grants Viz* 



To John Bowles 200 Acres 
Bourgon Bord 600 Acres 
Shem Butler 250 Acres 
William Wylly 500 Acres 



In S' Philip's Parish 



AUGUST, 1770. 



113 



To William Candler 50 Acres 
John Dodds 100 Acres 
Sanmel Getson 100 Acres 
Samuel Lyon 229 Acres 

James Fletcher 100 Acres 
James Martin 100 Acres 
John Wertsch 85 Acres 

Nicholas Horton 500 Acres 
Samuel Hudson 100 Acres 
John Hall 50 Acres 



In S* Paul's Parish 



In S* George's Parish 



In S* Matthew's Parish 



Joseph Raines 200 Acres 
James Screven 300 Acres 



I In S' David's Parish 

Michael Haverin 100 Acres In S* James's Parish 
Peter Nephew 250 Acres In S* Andrew's Parish 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 21'* Aug' ^77^* 

Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq' 



{James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
James Edw* Powell 
John Graham 



Esq" 



A Petition of Driggers the Prisoner under Sentence 
of death was taken into Consideration and it was the 



a Petn. of 
Drlggen for 
a repiiere bat 

SSlSardhe''' Unanimous Opinion of the Board that he should Suffer 
gdj^^erhif j^greeable to his Sentence 

8 r— TOl 11 



114 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

GEORGIA At a Council held at his Excellency's house 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 4"" Sepf 1770 

/ Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq' 
James Habersham 



Noble Jones 
John Graham 
The Hon**** { Clement Martin Jun' 
James Edw* Powell 
James Read 
Francis Harris 



■ Esquires 



The Minutes of August last was Read and approved — 

Read a Petition of Nathaniel Miller setting forth that 
Natw*Miiier ^^ ^^^ ^^^ hundred and Seventy Acres of Land granted 
SoAcreii""*^*"^ and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having three Children and thirteen Negroes Therefore 
praying for One hundred Acres in S* George's Parish 
joining Land Surveyed for William Champ And also 
Two hundred Acres about a Mile from Land surveyed 
for John Brunson in said Parish 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^"S^TiSSo^ doth take out a Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted to be run in one 
Tract at either place. 

Read a Petition of Moses Nunes setting forth that he 

^£i«?Nime8 ^^^ lately ordered him Seven hundred and fifty Acres of 

in'^n^*''^' Land which on going to survey the same was found unfit 

for a Settlement Therefore praying for in lieu thereof 



Granted 



SEPTEMBER, 1770. 115 

Seven hundred and fifty Acres on the South side of the 
Alaiamaha near Sancta Sevela Bluff near or to adjoin 
Land there petitioned for by James Jackson 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted to adjoin Mary Tannett. 

Read a Petition of Isaac Wimberly setting forth that 
the Petn. of he had been above four years in the Province had had 
tor^'ifores '^^ hundred and fifty Acres and was desirous to Obtain 
an Additional Tract having six N^joes for whom he 
had had no Land Therefore praying for three hundred 
Acres on the Aligator Pond in S^ George's Parish join- 
ing One hundred Acres there already ordered him. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is g^ranted 

Read a Petition of William Bennett setting forth that 
wm.^B^nnett ^^ ^ad One hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered 
foriiwAoreB ^^ ^j ^^ dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife a Child and two Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred and fifty Acres in S* Andrew's Par- 
ish to adjoin the One hundred and fifty Acres before 
ordered him. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^ ^ Grant for the said land within Seven 



116 GOVERNOR AND COUNCILw 

Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Nathaniel M'^Culloch setting forth 
Natwf*°* ^' ^^^^ ^^ came into the Province with his parents eight 
So^Jre?^ ^^^ years ago had had no Land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for 
One hundred Acres in S^ Andrew's Parish upon the Black 
Gall on the north side of Sapalo River near land of 
George Gray to t|e laid out Oblong. 

RESOiyVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^^^ ^^ ^ Qj.^^ £^ ^j^^ g^j l^^j within Seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of John Paul Miller Jun' setting forth 
inn pSSJi* ®' ^^^^ ^^ *^^ ordered him One hundred and thirty Acres 
^mS aSSb ^f La^d but was possessed of a Wife two Children and 
One Negroe for whom he had had no Land Therefore 
praying for Two hundred Acres in S' Matthew's Parish 
on the River Swanip joining Land there granted John 
Paul Miller Senior 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said land within Seven 
' Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of thle said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



SEPTEMBER, 1770. 



117 



the Petn. of 



Read a Petition of John Mitchell setting forth that he 
So, MiSsheii had One thousand and forty six Acres of Land granted 
Acres him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 

having a Wife three Children and twenty four Negroes 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres of Pine Bar- 
ren to adjoin his plantation And also Two hundred Acres 
on a Branch called Gotian about three Miles from his 
said Plantation both in S^ John's Parish to be. run in an 
Oblong the Swamp being narrow. 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is ^granted Regard to be had 
with respect to Oblong land — • 



Read a Petition of Charles Hudson setting forth that 
ohV^^'son he had One hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
®^ was desirous to Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife 
three Children and two N^roes Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres in S' George's Parish (One hundred 
Acres of which was ordered to Samuel Jordan and 
elapsed in the Surveyer general's Office in respect of the 
time a Grant for the same should have been taken out. 



Oranted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



118 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of William Belcher setting forth that 
wm^lifohw he had ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
p/eoept^ about four Miles from great Ogechee River and about 
two Miles from Paris's Mill upon the Mill Creek sur- 
rounded by vacant land which by reason of Disappoint- 
ments from the Surveyer had not been surveyed There- 
fore praying that the Surveyer general might be enabled 
and ordered to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant 
in order that the land so ordered him might be surveyed. 

RESOI.VED That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
precept Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of Esa Emanuel setting forth that .he 
^Emanuel ^^ Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S' 
SipeSd*^'*" George's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyor general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a plan thereof for that purpose. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Houlton setting forth that 
fi£mL H^ouuLn ^e had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
BuJ2id°'^ in S* George's Parish which had been surveyed and a 



SEPTEMBER, 1770. 119 

plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose. 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted ^^j^ ^^^ ^^ ^ Qj.^^ £^j. ^j^^ g^j j^^j within TwO 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Thomas Pussell setting forth that 
the peto. of he had ordered him One hundred and Seventy five Acres 
for 175 Acres of Land in S* George's Parish which had been surveyed 
and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
same should have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
•a plan thereof for that purpose. 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted j^th take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Ras- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



120 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Read a Petition of John Green setting forth that he 
jno.arMiifor had Ordered him three hundred Acres of Land in S' 
Elapsed Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan there- 

of returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the 
time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should 
have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his Maj- 
esty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer 
general might be ordered to prepare and certify a plan 
thereof for that purpose. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition^ only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Upton setting forth that he 
thePetn. of had orderd him One hundred Acres of Land in S^ Paul's 

Jno. Upton for 

EUpaed* Parish which had been surveyed and a plan thereof re- 
turned into the Surveyer general's Office but the time was 
Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should have passed 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 
he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant 
for the said Land 'and that the Surveyer general might 
be ordered to prepare and certify a plan thereof for that 
purpose. 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Ras- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 



SEPTEMBER, 1770. 



121 



his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Refad a Petition of Urban Buntz setting forth that he 
urban^untz had had Five hundred Acres of Land in S^ Philip's Par- 
Eiapeed ish which had been surveyed and a plan thereof returned 

into the Surveyer general's Office but the time was 
Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should have passed 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 
he might l^e permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant 
for the said Land and that the Surveyer might be ordered 
to prepare and certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Thomas Crawford setting forth 
ttePetn.^ that he had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 

Thoa. Crawford 

EUp8«f^*^ S' Matthew's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the 
time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should 
have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be permitted to- take out his Maj- 
esty's Grant for the said land and that the Surveyer gen- 
eral might be ordered to prepare and certify a plan there- 
of for that purpose. 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 



122 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petn. of 
Josh. BaiUie for 
100 Acres 
Elapsed 



Granted. 



the Petn. of 
Wm. Bennett 
for 160 Acres 



Granted. 



ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted'. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Baillie setting forth that he 
had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in Queens- 
borough Township which had been surveyed and re- 
turned and a fiat for the same passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of William Bennett setting forth that 
he had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
in S' Andrew's Parish which had been surveyed and 
returned and a fiat for the same passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the same 

RiSSOi^VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 



SEPTEMBER, 1770. 



123 



cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of James Gordon setting forth that he 
the Pete, of ^ was onc of the Irish Settlers that came with Captain Ash 

Jas. Qoraon for 

lopACTw and had had One hundred Acres of Land ordered him 
in Queensborough Township which had been surveyed 
and returned and a fiat for the same passed by the Attor- 
ney general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the same. 



RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Gimnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not bp defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Public Acta. Two PuWick Aocouuts where this day Audited-— 

certificatefrom A Certificate from the Church Wardens of S* Paul's 
wwdens of St Parish of M' Ellington's Officiating as Rector there — 

^j^^^^ The Order was this day issued for Marshal and Finlay 

^^to^a^th* i-Q attend y* Land day in November to be heard on the 
^^* Caveat. 



the Case of '^^^ ^^^^ ^^ Drfggers the Prisoner under Sentence of 

j^gStfd death for Cattle Stealing was again taken under Consid- 



124 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

eration-: when the Board advised his Excellency to grant 
him a further Reprieve until the 12^ day of next Month. 

His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants Viz* 



To John Helvenstine 100 Acres 
Frederic Helvenstine . . 300 

Acres 
Thomas Moreman. . .250 

Acres 



-In S* Matthew's Parish 



James Lucena. . .750 Acresi 

David Snook & others Lotl-InChrist Church Parish 
& 45 Acres] 

Stephen Williams. .250 Acres In S* David's Parish 



cx:tober, 1770. 



125 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 2* October 
1770. 

Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
James Mackay 
TheHon^^* -I Francis Harris ► Esquires 

Francis Edw* Powell 
Jcrfin Graham 
Clement Martin Jun' 

Read a Petition of John Martin Zetler setting forth 
tiieP6tn.of that Lucas Moser deceased had ordered him forty Seven 

Jno. Msrtin ^ 

^r^iio^ Acres Twelve thousand Eight hundred Links of Land in 
S* Matthew's Parish which by his last Will and Testa- 
ment he devised to his Daughter the Wife of the Peti- 
tioner but died before the Grant for the same was taken 
out Therefore praying that the Truth of the Premisses 
appearing a Grant might pass to and in the name of the 
Petitioner. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^S£wSm^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — on the Facts 
first appearing. 



tfaePetii.o(f 
forSOAczee 



Read a Petition of John Hickey setting forth that he 
had Served his Majesty as a private Sential in one of 
the Independant Companys in South Carolina for the 
Space of thirteen years Therefore praying for fifty Acres 



126 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



of Land on M^'Bean's Swamp in the Parish of S* Paul 
joining the upper Tract granted to Zachariah Fann be- 
ing his Majesty's Royal Bounty Granted to disbanded 
Soldier in America. 



Granted on 
Certifieateof 
his belnff Solder 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
^ the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted on producing a 
Certificate of his being a Soldier as sett forth in his Peti- 
tion. 



theP«tn.of 
Dftvid 

FitBgermld f or 
200 Acres 



Read a Petition of David Fitzgerald setting forth that 
he had been a year and an half in the Province had had 
no Land and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultiva- 
tion Therefore praying for two hundred Acres in S* 
Andrew's Parish on a Branch of the little Mortar Ala- 
tamaha to join Jacob Lewis's Line. 



Granted on 
Prodncinffa 
Cerdflcate 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted on producing a Certificate 
of his Character. 



tliePetn. ot 
Wm. Austin 
for 600 Acres 



Read a Petition of William Austin setting forth that 
he had had one hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
was desirous to Obtain an additional Tract having 
Twenty negroes Therefore praying for five hundred 
Acres in S' Andrew's Parish to adjoin Land of Joseph 



OCTOBER, 1770. 



127 



Gibbons And also Five hundred Acres in the same Par- 
ish on the Cross Swamp surroimded by vacant Land. 

Gimntadtobe ORDERED That the land to be run out in one Tract 
m fa 1 Tact at either place and reservedi for Six Months or untill he 



tflConths 



for 



becomes an Inhabitant of this Province — 



thePetn.of 
Realm. FieldB 
for 100 Acres 



Read a Petition of Reuben Fields setting forth that 
he had been three years in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and five Children Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred Acres on a Branch the South Side 
of Briar Creek. 



Granted 



Resolved That cm Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 



Read a Petition of George Newman setting forth that 
Gmge^ he had been three years in the province had had no Land 
Acres granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 

vation having a Wife and a Child Therefore praying 
for One himdred Acres at Hallifax on Savannah River 
to adjoin Francis Stringer and Peter Turquenot. 

ResoItVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gimntad doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from, this date and that he doth also Raster the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 



128 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of Jesse Williams setting forth that 
^BPetn.of j^^ i^j jj^j^ Seven years in the Province had had no Land 
100 Acres ^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for One himdred Acres on the 
waters of Black Creek in Christ Church Parish near or 
adjoining Land of John Graham Esq*" 



Grmnted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Patrick M^^Cormidc setting forth 

gj5^' ^ that he_had been near two years in the Province had had 

iwaSS^^^ ^o Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 

for Cultivation having a Wife Therefore praying for one 

hundred Acres on great Ogechee within a Mile of Land 

lately ordered there to Henry Sharp.. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land* within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not l^e defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John M^'Cormick setting forth that 
tii«p«tn.<tf he had been three years in the Province had had no Land 
fteiooAcws granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres near gfreat Ogechee River within a Mile of 
* Land granted there to one James Briggs. 



OCTOBER, 1770. 



129 



Ckantod 



thePetiLof 
Jno. Smith for 
too Acres 



Qrant«d 



tbePetiLof 
SarnL BurseM 
forlOO.Acrw 



Gimnted 



Resolved That on: Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Smith setting forth that he 
had two hundred Acres of Land granted him and was 
desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 
four Children and Six Negroes Therefore praying for 
two hundred Acres joining Land of William Jones and 
also fifty Acres joining his own Land both in S^ George's 
Parish. 

Resolved That on Conditioii that the Petitic«ier 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Burgess setting forth that 
he had been Several years in the Province had had no 
Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in 
S*. George's Parish on a Fork of Duhart's Creek. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

9 c r— vol 11 



130 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of James Fox setting forth that he 

Sl^wSr MO was settled in the Province had had no land granted him 

^^'^ and was desirous to Obtain Land for Ctiltivation having 

a Wife three Children and a Negroe Therefore praying 

for three hundred Acres in S^ George's Parish on Rocky 

Comfort within a Mile of Land of Thomas Irwin 

RESOLVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gruited j^^tj^ ^^^ Q^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Peter Stewart setting forth that 

th«p«tiLo« he was bom in the province had had no Land granted 

fOTiwAcpea him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having a Negroe Therefore praying for one himdred 

and fifty Acres at the head of Grant's Creek S' George's 

Parish — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmnted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Regiser 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Gretion setting forth that he 
thePetiLof had been in the Province about three years had had no 
iwAoSiB ^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife and a Child Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred Acres in S' George's Parish at a 
place called the Bull pond joining Land Surveyed for 
James Brown. 



OCTOBER, 1770. 



131 



Grantod 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



tliePetn. <tf 
0«rr»rd 
AncUeyfor 
860 Acres 



Gimntod 



Read a Petition of Gerrard Andly setting forth that 
he had been in the Province about a year had had no 
Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife and five Children Therefore 
praying for three hundred and fifty Acres joining Land 
surveyed for William Jordan and Jlames Hiall in S* 
George's Parish — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his* Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Charles Churchwill setting forth 
tbePetn-of that he had been long in the Province had had no Land 
for 100 Acrw granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on 
Buck head to adjoin Land lately granted William Wylly. 



Gimntod. 



ResoItVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 



132 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



the Petn. of 
David Mesell 
forlOOAowB 



Read a Petition of David Mezell setting forth that 
he had been about two Months in the Province had had 
no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain land 
for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
in S^ George's Parish on a Branch of Buck head about a 
Mile from Samuel Cooper's 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gmntod. joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from' the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



the Petn. of 
Frmns. Davis 
for 60 Acres 



Read a Petition of Francis Davis setting forth that 
he had been in the Province about nine Months had had 
no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain I^and 
for Cultivation having a Wife and five Children There- 
fore praying for fifty Acres on Beaver Dam Swamp 
joining Land of George Harnage. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



the Petn.. of 
Robt DusUss 
for 100 Acres 



Read a Petition of Robert Dugliss setting forth that 
he had been about nine Months in the Province had had 
no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
in S^ George's Parish joining Land there granted one 
Sharp— 



OCTOBER, 1770. 133 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant fot the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Darcey setting forth that 
tiiePegLof he had been six years in the Province had had no Land 

Josh. Dare«y *^ 

fori50Acr«e granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres on Reedy Creek to include One 
hundred Acres surveyed for John Williams and since 
elapsed in respect of the time a Grant for the said Land 
should have been taken out 

Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^^ j-^g ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Michael M'^Infuss setting forth 
thePetn. of that he had ordered him 'Five himdred Acres of Land 
McinfuBsfor on great Ogechee which on going to Survey was found 

BOO Acres ^^ . _ . ^ en 

not vacant Therefore praymg for in Lieu thereof nve 
hundred Acres on great Ogechee in S^ Matthew's Parish 
about a Mile and a half from where Matthew Small was 
Settled to be run in an Oblong the Swamp being narrow. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Se\^en 

Months from this date and that he doth also Register 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 



134 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted complying with 
the order in that Case provided — 



thePctiLof 



Tlionitonfor 
ISOAena 



Gnunted. 



Read a Petition of Samuel Thornton setting forth that 
he was settled in the Province had had no Land granted 
him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having a negro Therefore praying for One hundred and 
fifty Acres at Bruce Neck in S* Andrew's Parish which 
was formerly ordered and Surveyed for William Ryan 
and Elapsed in respect of the time a Grant for the same 
should have passed. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



thePetn.of 



Mcintosh for 
600 Aerea 



Gnuntad 



Read a Petition of Lachlan M^'Intosh setting forth 
that he had ordered him five hundred Acres of Land upon 
an Island in the River Alatamaha between Harrington 
and Finhalloway which on going to Survey was found 
to be run by another person and had Obtained no Land 
in Lieu thereof Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof 
five hundred Acres to join George Cromley and Gov- 
ernour Ellis's in S* James's parish — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 



CX:T0BER, 1770. 135 

Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Edward Barnard setting forth that 
mJ5l*^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ granted him at various times in Family 
SSdi50^*° Right but was possessed of three head rights for which 
^^"^ he had Obtained no land. Therefore praying for a 

Small Island in Savannah River not exceeding One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres about five Miles above the Mouth 
of little River within a few paces of the Carolina Side 
and Contiguous to a Plantation the Petitioner had in 
that Province, as little River was the Boundary line be- 
tween us and the Indians the said Island might be sup- 
prosed to lay withm it but the Indians claiming no farther 
than the Banks of Savannah River the Petitioner imag- 
ined the land was not within their Claim. 

Resoi^ved That on Condition that the, Petitioner 
^^'^^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Rae setting forth that he had 
tiie Petn. of had Land granted him Several times but was yet pos- 

Jno. Rae for 800 ^ -^ '^ 

sessed of more than six Negroes for whom he had had 
no Land Therefore praying for three hundred Acres on 
Briar Creek joining Northeast on Land there already 
granted him — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmnted dotb take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months froni this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 



Aereo 



136 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Philip Dill setting forth that he had 
ra^*Dii?far had granted him three hundred Acres of Land and was 
** ^^'^ desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 
seven Children and Seven Negroes Therefore praying 
for two hundred Aa'es in S' Matthew's Parish to adjoin 
Land ordered Christopher Hudson which Petitioner had 
purchased and to be laid out in an Oblong the land being 
Chiefly Pine Barren — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^^ ^^y^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of David Anderson setting forth that 
SavM*^**""**' he had had two hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
tmmAenB was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having up- 
wards of forty Negroes Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres to join Land he had purchased of Joseph 
Goodby in S^ Andrew's Parish and to run the Length of 
Goodby's north Line. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Granted 



OCTOBER, 1770. 



137 



•ihePetn^of 
Bobt 

Smallwood for 
60AerM 



Read a Petition of Robert Smallwood setting forth 
that he had had One thousand Acres of Land granted 
him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife four Children and fourteen Negroes 
Therefore praying for fifty Acres in S^ John's Parish to 
adjoin Eighty Acres granted him on one side and John 
Sullivan on the other. 



^imnted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date' and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



thePetn.of 
Jonan. Peat 
for 250 Aereo 



Ocanted 



Read a Petition of Jonathan Peat setting forth that 
he had had land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
an Additional Tract having Seven Negroes for whom- he 
had Obtained no Land Therefore praying for two hun- 
dred and fifty Acres on Smith's line joining John Mil- 
ledge on great Ogechee S^ Philip's Parish — 

Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Baker setting forth that he 
jo!h*B&e?for ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 
BooAeree j^jj^ ^^^ ^3^ desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife four Children and Seven Negroes There- 
fore praying for three himdred Acres in S^ Andrew's 
Parish on a branch of Bull Town Swamp to adjoin 



138 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIU 

Lands said to be the property of Grey Elliott and Wil- 
liam Peacock. 



Gnuntad 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Roister 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of William Brown setting forth that 
S* ^5lii?# h^ had b^cn sometime in the Province had had no Land 

Wm> Brown for 

^AcresAieo granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife two Children and two negroes 
Therefore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres in 
S^ Paul's Parish heretofore ordered Nicholas Murphy 
and also one hundred and fifty Acres adjoining being 
the remaining Part of a Tract of Two hundred and fifty 
one Acres ordered to Owen Sullivan both which were 
elapsed in the Surveyer general's Office in respect of the 
time in which Grants for the same ought to have passed. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is g^ranted. 

Read a Petition of James Houstoun setting forth that 

Sl^HOT^un ^^ ^^^ '^'^^^ ^^^S ^" ^^^ Province had' had no Land grant- 

for 160 Acwe ^j ^im and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having a N^roe Therefore praying for One hundred 

and fifty Acres in S' Matthew's Parish being a Tract 

heretofore ordered to Michael Joyce and Elapsed in the 



OCTOBER, 1770. 



139 



Gnmtad 



thdPotn. of 
Thos. Shmder 
EsQT. for 160 
Aereo 



Granted 



thePetn. of 
SiunLMUler 
for 100 Acres 



Granted 



Surveyer generars Office in respect of the time in which 
a Grant for the same should have passed — 

ResoItVEd That on Condition that the, Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Shruder E^q' setting forth 
that he was possessed of three n^roes for whom he had 
Obtained no Land Therefore praying for One hundred 
and fifty Acres in S^ Matthew's Parish being a Tract 
heretofore ordered and Surveyed for Robert Sutherland 
and elapsed in the Surveyer general's Office. 

Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Miller setting forth that 
he had had Land granted him in Family Right but was 
possessed of three Negroes for whom he had Obtained 
no Land Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in 
S^ Matthew's Parish within a Mile of Land heretofore 
granted Robert Homer. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 



140 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



th6 Potn. of 
Wm. Williams 
for200 Aereo 



Read a Petition of William Williams setting forth 
that he was settled in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and w^s desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife seven Children and eight Negroes 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres joining 
Thomas Carter's lower line and land granted John Mid- 
dleton And also three hundred Acres joining land granted 
said Middleton both in S' Andrew's Parish — 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out Grants for the said Land within ' Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six^ Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



thePetiLof 
Wm. O'Bryan 
for 100 Acres 



Read a Petition of William O'Bryan setting forth that 
he had had Land granted him in S' Matthew's Parish and 
was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife a Child and Seven negroes Thereft>re praying for 
One hundred Acres to adjoin the four hundred Acres 
already granted him to begin at the Swamp at the north 
Corner of the westward line. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Oimnted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May^ not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



OCTOBER, 1770. 



141 



Read a Petition of William Mackintosh setting forth 
w^ MdS»8h that he had had land granted him in family Right but 
foriooAcree ^^^ ^^^ possessed of two Negroes for whom he had had 
no Land Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in 
S' Andrew's Parish upon a Branch called Cowpen branch 
about five Miles from Barrington to be run in an Oblong 
the Branch being narrow. 



Granted 



Resolved That oh Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Registers Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



tliePetiLof 
Jno. Cioldwire 
for 400 Acres 



Granted 



Read a Petition of John Goldwire setting forth that 
he had had four hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 
Twenty five Negroes Therefore praying for four hun- 
dred Acres in S^ Matthew's Parish at the back of a Tract 
of three hundred Acres granted to Peter Tondee. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months fromi the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted! 



Read a Petition of George Mackintosh setting forth 
the Pctn of that he had lately purchased twelve Negroes for whom 
Mcintosh for he had Obtained no Land Therefore ^^'''^ for five hundred 

800 A 200 Acree . ^f * 1 » -r^ • < 1 r< t 1 

Acres m S Andrew s Parish that is to Say, three hun- 
dred Acres to adjoin Land of Christian Rolland Widow, 
westward which land the Petitioner had purchased, and 



142 GOVERNOR AND COUNCII.. 

two hundred Acres to adjoin Land of Jennet Graham 
and the said Christian Rolland and Land of the Peti- 
tioner Eastward and circumjacent the Land he then 
lived on. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Qnnted doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Absolum Wells setting forth that 
thePetn.of he had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
for 260 Acres in S^ Gcorgc's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into Surveyer general's Office but the 
time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should 
have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his Maj- 
esty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer 
general might be ordered to prepare and certify a plan 
thereof for that purpose. 

Resol,vEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^*'"**^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Ro- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Charles Golightly setting forth that 
^foS^tiy ^^ ^^^ ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in S' 
George's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 



for^OOAeres 



<ji!ant«d 



CX:T0BER, 1770. 143 

the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose — 

Rj^soi^vED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Ro- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Edward Barnard setting forth that 
the Petn. of ^ he had ordered him One hundred Acres of ^■**'^ on Boegy 
f^mAaeB Gut near Briar Creek in S* George's Parish which had 
been surveyed and a plan returned into the Surveyer 
general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a 
Grant for the Same should have passed Therefore pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be 
permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 

RESOI.VED' That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Ro- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months -from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Read a Petition of John Sharp setting forth that he 
j^^shi^for had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land in S* 
SiwSr* George's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have been passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the Said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a plan thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted cloth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetiLof 



Wychee for 
20O AcTM 
Elapeed 



Read a Petition of George Wychee setting forth that 
he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in S* 
George's Parish which had been surveyed and returned 
and a fiat for the same passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant should have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the lai>se of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Secretary 
might be ordered to prepare the Same. 



Resoi^ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Gnmtod doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 



cx:tober, 1770, 



145 



his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetiLof 
Frade.Brlert 
for 800 Acree 
Elftpaed 



Read a Petition of Frederic Driest setting forth that 
he had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land in S* 
Philip's Parish which had been Surveyed and returned 
and a fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant should have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Secretary 
might be ordered to prepare the same — 



RES01.VKD That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Ro- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetiLof 
Jno. Hodeden 
fortheSelUiiff 
of aTractof 
Land 



Read a Petition of John Hodsden of Charles Town 
Setting forth that he was a large if not a principle 
Creditor of the late John Gray Esq' the Administration 
of which Estate had been Transmitted to Mess" Simp- 
son Ruebar and Young who had promised to pay the 
Petitioner as far as the Effects of the deceased should 
reach, the Petitioner not yet having received any pay- 
ment and being uncertain where or whether ever he shall 
receive any Therefore praying that a piece of Land said 
to be run out (but not granted) to the Said John Gray 
Esq' might be Sold and in Case Petitioner shall not re- 
ceive Satisfaction from the Administrators that the 
Money arising from the Sale be employed in payment 
of what to him is most Justly due. 

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146 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Grmnted 



thePetiL«f 



Ordered That a Copy of the former order made in 
Respect of these lands be Sent to the Petitioner for his 
Information And it is also ordered that the Clerk of the 
Council inclose the Administrators a Copy of the order 
and requiring them Immediately to Comply with the 
Same — 

Read a Petition of Lachlan Mackintosh setting forth 
that he had had Land granted him but was desirous to 
1000 AewBtobe Obtain an Additional Quantity for the use of a Saw 
Mill for a Supply of Timber Therefore praying that he 
might have reserved for him twelve or Eighteen Months 
One thousand Acres of Pine Land in S^ Andrew's Parish 
adjoining or near horse Creek for the use of the Saw 
Mill aforesaid. 

Ordered That the said Land be reserved for Eigh- 
teen Mcwiths as prayed for. 

Read a Petition of Lachlan Mackintosh setting forth 
gjjg^*' that he was desirous of Obtaining a Tract of Land re- 
%DA^fOTa served as a Glebe for the use of the Presbyterian Con- 
gregation in S* Andrew's Parish Therefore praying that 
Seven hundred Acres might be reserved as a Glebe for 
the uses aforesaid. 



Glabe 



Grmnted 



Resoi^ved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted 



Read a Petition of John Stirk setting forth that he 
Um Petal, of had ordered him five hundred Acres of Land in S^ 

Jno. Stinc the 

gjs^GwiL^ George's Parish on Briar Creek to be laid out in an 
Oblong but by Mistake the word Oblong had been 
Omitted to be mentioned in the order to the Secretary 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Said Omis- 
sion the Surveyer general might be ordered to receive 
and certify the said five hundred Acres agreeable to a 
plan therewith exhibited. 



OCTOBER, 1770. 



147 



Giaiitad 



Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do receive and 
certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 



ih« Petn. of 
th«H(mble. 
Anthony 
Stokes Ssqr. 
for new 
Warrants 



Read a Petition of Anthony Stokes Esq' setting forth 
that Some time last year he had ordered him eight hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land in S^ George's Parish in 
this Province in Family Right which had been run out 
and return thereof made into the Surveyer general's 
Offiqe. That since that time he had ordered him Six 
hundred and fifty Acres of Land on Purchase and three 
hundred Acres in Family Right in the Said Parish of 
S^ George and the Petitioner had Obtained Warrants for 
the Same with ^■**'^ respectively direct that such Six hun- 
dred and fifty Acres and three hundred Acres of Land 
Should adjoin the eight hundred and fifty Acres before 
ordered him That the Petitioner apprehends there was 
little or no Land adjoining the said eight hundred and 
fifty Acres which was not run out already, and that if he 
delivers the Warrant he had then to a Surveyer it would 
be Attended with a Needless Expence to him- There- 
fore praying for new Warrants for the said Six hundred 
and fifty Acres on Purchase and the said three hundred 
Acres in Family Right and that Such Warrants respect- 
ively might direct that the Lands therein ordered the 
Petitioner might be run out adjoining or near to the 
Said eight hundred and fifty Acres already run out by the 
Petitioner. 



<3ranted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Roister 
the said Grants in the Register's .Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



148 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



tbePtttiLof 
Jno* PonlBon 
for a new 
Pnoept 



Read a Petition of John Poulson Setting forth that 
he had five hundred Acres of Land ordered him on Turtle 
River in S^ David's Parish a part of which was for to 
be run on an Old Carolina Survey Therefore praying 
that the Surveyer general might be enabled and ordered 
to issue a new Precept to Survey the said five hundred 
Acres so as to run upon the back Line — 



Gxanted 



RESOI.VED That the prayer of the Said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly. 



the Petn. of 
Jno. Graham 
Esq. for a new 
Precept 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Thoe.Morsan 
for a new 
Precept. 



Read a Petition of John Graham Esq' setting forth 
that he had Obtained a Warrant for One thousand Acres 
of Land on Turkey Branch on the South Side of great 
Satilla four Miles back from Cawston's Bluff to be laid 
out in an Oblong which Warrant was Expired in its 
Term and the land not Surveyed Therefore praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time the Surveyer general 
might be enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on 
the said Warrant that the land so ordered him might be 
Surveyed. 

Resoi^ved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Morgan Setting forth that 
he had ordered him a Warrant for Surveying three hun- 
dred Acres of Land in S' George's Parish which War- 
rant was Expired in its Term and the land not Surveyed 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 
the Surveyer general might be enabled and ordered to 
issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that the land so 
ordered him might be Surveyed. 



Granted RESOI.VED That the prayer of the said Petition is 



OCTOBER, 1770. 149 

granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 



Read a Petition of William Clark setting- forth that 

tiiA Pate. <rf 

Wm.ck»kfor he had Obtained Warrants for Surveying Two hundred 
Acres of Land in a narrow Swamp two Miles back from 
S* Mary's River and within a Mile of Land ordered 
Samuel Douglass to be in an Oblong And also Two hun- 
dred Acres to adjoin the Said two hundred Acres to be 
reserved for Six Months both which Warrants were ex- 
pired in their Terms and the Said Tracts not Surveyed 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 
the Surveyer general might be enabled and ordered to 
issue new Precepts on the said Warrants of Survey to 
Continue in force for Six Months next ensuing. 



Granted 



tlM PtttlLOf 

Jno. F6z for a 



Granted 



R^soi^vED That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue new Pre- 
cepts Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of John Fox setting forth that he had 
Obtained a Warrant for Surveying One hundred and 
fifty Acres of Land upon great Satilla adjoining Land 
there ordered William Mackintosh in Lieu of the like 
Quantity heretofore ordered him which Warrant was 
Expired in its Term and the land not Surveyed There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time the 
Surveyer general might be enabled and ordered to issue 
a new Precept on the said Warrant that the Land so or- 
dered him might he Surveyed. 

RESOLVED That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Siureyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 



160 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



thePetiLOif 



Gruit0d 



Read a Petition of Lachlan Mackintosh setting forth 
that he had Obtained a Warrant for Surve3ang' One hun- 
iiewPreo«>?*dred Acres of Land (c«i Purchase) in Lieu of a like 
Quantity before ordered him upon the head of Cat head 
Creek by Mistake and now altered to S* Simons Island 
to adjoin Land of George Crumley and John Clubb 
which warrant was Expired in its Term and the Land 
not Surveyed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time the Surveyer general might be enabled and 
ordered to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that 
the land so ordered him might be Surveyed. 

Rjesoi^vED That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of William Mackintosh Setting forth 
Wm^^tatodi ^^^^ ^^ ^^ Obtained a Warrant for Surveying three 
hundred Acres of Land on the South Side of great Sa- 
tilla about Six Miles from Cawston's Bluff which war- 
rant was Expired in its Term and the land not Surveyed 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 
the Surveyer general might be enabled and ordered to 
issue a new precept on the said Warrant that the Land 
so ordered him might be Surveyed — 

RESOI.VED That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 



for a new 
Precept 



Granted 



thePetn.of 
Peter Grant 
for a new 
Warrt 



Read a Petition of Peter Grant Setting forth that he 
had Obtained a Warrant for four hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land in S^ Andrew's Parish which Says to join Land 
there laid out for one Bradshaw in Lieu of the like Quan- 
tity before ordered him and not found vacant Therefore 
praying that a warrant might issue to join or above land 
there laid out for one Bradshaw in Lieu of the like Quan- 
tity before ordered him and not found vacant. 



C^Mted 



cx:tober, 1770. 



151 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the isaid Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of William Mackintosh setting forth 
wSJSStntorii that he had ordered him fifty Acres of Land in S^ An^ 
warrt drew's Parish to adjoin Land of Thomas Reddy and 

George Threadcraft at Turkey Camp Swamp, which 
Land had not been Surveyed Therefore praying that a 
new Warrant of Survey might issue for laying* out the 
said fifty Acres to adjoin Minis Minis the said Thomas 
Reddy and George Threadcraft at Turkey Camp Swamp 
aforesaid — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmnted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



thePetiLof 
Biphraim 
Ledbetter 
for 800 Acres 



Read a Petition of Ephraim Ledbetter Setting forth 
that he had been about four Months in the Province had 
had no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
Land for Cultivation having a Wife and three Children 
Therefore praying for three hundred Acres near Turtle 
River below white Post Creek — 



(sic) 



Ordered That the said Petition is rejected — 



152 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



thePeta-of 
Wm. Gibbon 



Read a Petition of William Gibbons Executor of 
Joseph Gibbons deceased setting forth that the Testator 
SaGUvrnT*^ in his life time had ordered him five hundred Acres of 
Land to the Southward of the Province which was after- 
wards found to be part of a Tract of One thousand Acres 
there ordered John Wereat and a Caveat having been 
entered against a Grant passing for the said Land, the 
Same yet remains undetermined Therefore praying that 
a day might be set for the hearing of the said Caveat and 
that all Parties might be ordered to attend — 



Gnnted: 



Ordered That William Gibbons Attend next Land 
day and that Notice be given M*" Wereatt's Attorney 



theP«tn.of 
Tboe. Sullivan 
for lOO^Acres 



Reald a Petition of Thomas Sullivan (Postponed the 
7^** August 1770) setting forth that he had had Six hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land granted him and was de- 
sirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having two Chil- 
dren and Sixteen Negroes Therefore praying for One 
hundred Acres in S^ Andrew's Parish on a Branch of 
Bull Town Swamp about two Miles frc«n Land granted 
William Williams to be laid out in an Oblong the Swamp 
being narrow — 



Resoi^vEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^"^'"^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of Ezekiel Williams setting forth that 
the Petn. of he Hved in South Carolina but had in this province twelve 
wniiMMfto Negroes working upon Land he had purchased and had 
'~^ had no Land granted him Therefore praying for One 



OCTOBER, 1770. 



153 



hundred Acres in S* Georges Parish at a place called 
Long Pond joining Land Surveyed for one Brown — 

Ordered That the Said Petition be postponed till 
he Comes to reside in the Province — 



tlMPetn.of 
TluML Wiloon 
for 100 Acres 



postpoiMd 



Read a Petition of Thomas Wilson setting forth that 
he had been three years in the province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in 
S' Matthew's Parish being a Tract ordered to Cathrine 
Mooreman and elapsed in the Surveyer general's Office 
in respect of the time a Grant for the Same ought to have 
passed — 

Ordered That the said Petition be postponed till he 
Attends and produces a Certificate of his Character 



Read a Petition of John Baker Postponed 4"* Sepf 

tiiePeto^of Last Setting forth that he had been a year in the Prov- 

too Acres ince had had no Land granted him and was desirous to 

Obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife and four 

Children Therefore praying for two hundred Acres ^■**'^ 

great C^echee within a Mile of Isaac Ford's Cowpen — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the Said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the Said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Daniel Stiver Postponed 4"" Sep- 
&• P?SL_^. tember last Setting forth that he had been about a Month 

Danl* stiver for 

iooAci«s in the Province had had no Land granted him and was 
desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore pray- 



154 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Postponed 



ing for One hundred Acres on Johnston's Bay within 
one Mile of Briar Creek — 

Ordered That the Said Petiticwi be Postponed the 
Petitioner not Attending or Sending a Certificate of his 
Character — 



the Peta. of 
Cha. Gftvenah 
for 100 Acres 



Postponed 



Read a Petition of Charles Cavenah setting forth that 
he had been Some time in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to CM>tain Land for Cul- 
tivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in 
S^ George's Parish the land Petitioned for was ordered 
to John Sallens and was Elapsed in the Surveyer gen- 
eral's Office in respect of the time in which a Grant for 
the Same should have passed — 

Ordered That the Said Petition be postponed till he 
produces a Character — 



Read a Petition of Lawrence Clark (Postponed 7*^ 
Sfw^ciSk August last) Setting forth that he had had Land granted 
or200Aeres j^j^ ^^^ ^^ desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract hav- 
ing Seven Negroes for whom he had Obtained no Land 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres on an Island 
in the Alatamaha River about two Miles above the long 
Warriors Bluff — 

Postponed Ordered That the Petition be further postponed — 



the Petn. of 
Robt Savage 
for 100 Acres 



Read a Petition of Robert Savage Setting forth that 
he was Settled in the province had had Land granted him 
but had yet Family Rights (for One hundred and fifty 
Acres) having a Wife and two Children Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred Acres to adjoin the lower Corner 
of Colonel Lawrence's Line on Turtle River S^ David's 
Parish — 



Postponed 



Ordered That the Said Petition be postponed 



OCTOBER, 1770. 165 

Read a Petition of William Moore Setting forth that 
wSJTiSiSf for he had been three years in the Province had had no Land 
**^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in S* 
David's Parish between Land of Jacob Moore Robert 
Savage on the Back River of Frederica — 

Postponed Ordered That the Said Petition be postponed — 

Read a Petition of Adam Nester Setting forth that 

A^^^Bter George Rentz had ordered him a Lot in Ebenezer where- 

foraLot on he lived hut the said Rentz was dead and the Land 

elapsed Therefore praying for the Said Lot in Ebenezer — 



Postponed 



Ordered That the Said Petition be postponed till 
the Surveyer general's Certificate is produced — 

Resoi^ved That a Town be forthwith laid out at 
wdTtQuSid Carr's Fields on Turtle River in the Parish of S' David 
Brunswick heretofore Reserved for that purpose and that the Said 
Town to be called Brunswick 

Read his Majesty's Warrant dated 4"* March 1770 
directing Five thousand Acres of Land for Henry Yonge 
Esq'. 

Ordered That a Warrant do issue for laying out 
i^^wtswo Five thousand Acres of Land (Agreeable to the above 
Instructions) in a place called the Middle Ground be- 
tween the Middle Ground ^"^''^ between the Buck head Set- 
tlement and Galphin's Cowpen in S* George's Parish — 

That an Advertisement be published in the Georgia 

S^ta^ Gazette giving Notice that all Caveats respecting Lands 

^Jhl^frtt now entered in the Secretary's Office and not determined 

Srn^d ^ will be finally heard and determined, or dismissed on the 

first Tuesday in December next in the Council Chamber 

at Savannah when and where all Parties concerned are 



156 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

required to Attend: and that the Secretary do publish 
the Same — 

On Reading a Petition of Sundry Passengers who 
Sundry Persons Arrived from Ireland in the Ship Hopewell Cap^ Ash in 
Und Elapsed December 1769 who had Lands ordered them in Queens- 
borough Township and the Usual time allowed for Sur- 
veying the Same having elapsed — 

Ordered That the Warrants for laying out the Said 
Piroionffiied j^j^ jg j^ prolonged for the further Term- of Six Months— 

His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants Viz^ 



To John Bowman 1600 Acres 
Patrick Brady 250 Acres 
John Harvey 150 Acres 
Anthony Stokes 850 Acres 



In S* George's Parish 



William Bennet . 150 Acres) i^ 3* Andrew's Parish 
Mary M^'Cleland . 300 Acres) 

Frederick Briest.300 Acres) y ot nu-r > n • i. 
John Green Jun'. looo Acres^" ^^ Ph.hp s Pansh 

John Askin 200 Acres In S* James's Parish 

Frederick Francis 150 Acres In S* Paul's Parish 

Daniel Ryan 150 Acres In S* Patrick's Parish 

Hannah Vincent. .20 Acres In S* Matthew's Parish 



NOVEMBER, 1770, 167 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 6^ November 
1770 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

Noble Jones 
James Mackay 
James Edw* Powell 
The Hon^** \ James Read - Esquires 

Clement Martin 
John Graham 

Read a Petition of Benjamin Warren Setting forth 
SSiSwran that he had lived in the Province about Six Months and 
was desirous to Obtain a Grant of Land having a family 
Consisting of a Wife and Seven Children and had never 
Obtained any land in the province Therefore praying 
for four himdredi Acres of Land adjoining Ephraim 
Odam's Land in the Parish of S* George — 

RESOiyVHD That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnnted j^^j^ ^j^^ q^^ ^ Grant for th€ said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also raster the 
Said Grant in the register's office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Galphin setting forth that 
qS^^^ he had ordered him One himdred Acres of land which 
paSat had been run out Agreeable to Instruction Therefore 



praying that the Surveyer general might be enabled an 
ordered to pass, the plat then exhibited — 

RES01.VKD That the prayer of the Said Petition is 
Granted granted and that the Surveyer general do receive and 
certify a plan thereof for thsLt purpose — 



158 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition 6f Thomas Kelly setting forth that 
t£im^k^ for he had been Sometime in the province had had two hun- 
iooAeres ^^^ AcTes of Land ordered him and was desirous to 
Obtain an Additional Tract having Eleven persons in 
family Therefore praying for four hundred Acres on the 
North Side of the Alatamaha about four or five Miles 
from the Indian Line — 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the Said Petition be postponed till 
Petitioner attends and gives Accoimt of his Character 

Read a Petition of Frederick Odam Setting forth that 
F^dk^^waS? ^^ had ordered him One himdred Acres of Land in S' 
Etatp^^*^^ George's Parish which had been Surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
Should have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a plan thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^^*'*^*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted-r- 

Read a Petition of George Galphin Jun' Setting forth 
thePetn. of that he had had no Land granted him and was desirous 
junr. for 100 to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for 

One himdred Acres to be laid out According to a Survey 

then Exhibited— 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 169 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
<}z»ited. ^^^Yi take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Miller Setting forth that 
Samuel ifuier he had Ordered him One himdred Acres of Land at the 
last board which on going to Survey was found to be 
already run out Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof 
One hundred Acres on a Branch of Bull Town Swamp 
S' Andrew's Parish joining Land there granted him- 
self— 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Williams Setting forth 
wL^TOUiuL ^^^^ ^^ *^® '^^ Board he did petition for and had or- 
JSreS^ * ^ dered him five himdred Acres of Land in Two Tracts 
adjoining a Settlement of three himdred and fifty Acres 
of James Pritchett That the Petitioner was desirous to 
Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife Seven Chil- 
dren and eight Negroes Therefore praying for four hun- 
dred Acres as follows viz* One hundred Acres to adjoin 
the upper line of Land there ordered James Spalding near 
Land heretofore ordered or granted one Andrew Hamp- 
ton and three hundred Acres to adjoin the upper line of 
the said Hampton's Land which Land the Petitioner had 
purchased — 



160 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

RESOI.VKD That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gzsnted. j^^ ^^ ^^^ Gnuits foT the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Gersham Setting forth that 
jolf *Sri£un he had had two hundred Acres of Land granted him- and 
for 200 AcNs ^^g possessed of a Wife a Child and four N^froes for 
whom he was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres in S* George's 
Parish on the north Side of Briar Creek near John Cart- 
ledge or Permeto branch 

RESOiyVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnnted, j^^ ^^j^^ ^^ ^ q^^^ f^^ ^j^^ ^^^ ^^^ within Scveu 

Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Benjamin Fox Setting forth that 
^P«*^<rf^ he had been long in the Province had had only One thou- 
iBO Acres gaud and fifty Acres of Land granted him and had -a 
Wife four Children and Seventeen Slaves and was de- 
sirous to Obtain more land for Cultivation Therefore 
praying for One himdred and fifty Acres in S* Paul's 
Parish on a Branch of little Satilla about a Mile from 
Land granted to Daniel Rian to be laid out in an Oblong 
the Swamp being narrow — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

^^*'*"*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also register 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 161 

the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of WilHam Fox setting forth that he 
ifei.^1&*for had been long in the Province had had only One thousand 
100 Acres Acres of Land granted him and had a Wife Seven Chil- 
dren and Seventeen Negroes and was desirous to Obtain 
more land for Cultivation Therefore praying for three 
hundred Acres in S' Thomas's Parish on a branch of 
little Satilla joining Lands Granted to Thomas Max- 
well — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. Jq^j^ ^^j^^ Qy|- ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Stacey Setting forth that he 
?* sSiy'for ^^^ '^^^^ about Ten years in the Province had had Eight 
100 Acres hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted him and was 
desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 
five Children ^^"^^ having a Wife five Children and fifteen 
Negroes Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres in 
S' John's Parish to adjoin Lands of John Baker and 
Lands granted John Shave and his own Land — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also raster 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince vdthin Six Months from the date thereof that his 

Ucr-yolU ^ 



162 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Cantey Setting forth that he 
SlalSijforh3.d ordered him Two hundred Ajcres of Land to be 
^ ^^'^ reserved 3* October 1769 and since had brought his rights 
into the Province being two Negroes Therefore Praying 
for One hundred and Twenty Acres in S* Andrew's 
Parish on a Bay Gall joining Land ordered John Jones 
and others — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^*^*"*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePebL'of 
Geocge Ifbore 



Read a Petition of George Moore Setting forth that 
he had been long in the Province had had two hundred 
for 100 Acres Acres of Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
an Additional Tract having a Wife and three Children 
Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres on the head 
of M' M^^Cleland's Branch on Triangle Bay Gall within 
three Quarters of a Mile of his own Land — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty -May not be defrauded of his Quit .Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of John (the Son of William Mack- 
intosh) Setting forth that he was bom in the Province 
Sr4?^^ had had no Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 



tlM PebLof 
Jno Sonof 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 



163 



Granted. 



thePctiLof 
Ai«hibald 
McDonald for 
260Aerai 



tain Land for Cultivation Therefore Praying for forty 
Acres Ijeing a Small Piece of Pine Hammock Patter- 
son's Island Fronting Sapalo Island — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Archibald M^'Donald Setting forth 
that he had had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract having a Wife four Children and one Negroe 
Therefore Praying for two himdred and fifty Acres in 
S^ Andrew's Parish on Snuff Box Gall to join the east 
line of his own land to be run Oblong — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Banister setting forth that 
^Potn. of he had been sometime in the Province had had no Land 

Wm. Banister 

for 260 Aci«e granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife and two Children Therefore 
Praying for two hundred and fifty Acres in S* Andrew's 
Parish on Brary Neck to join William Jones and Samuel 
Thornton — 



Gfantod 



Gnuitod. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 



164 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetiLof 
TI1O0. Noble 



Read a Petition of Thomas Noble Setting forth that 
he had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 
for 200 Acres j^^^ ^j ^^ dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife and four Children Therefore Praying for 
two hundred Acres on Belcher's Mill Creek in S^ Mat- 
thew's Parish — 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Thoe.Wood 
for 250 Acres 



Read a Petition of Thomas Wood Setting forth that 
he had been four years in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and two Children Therefore Pray- 
ing for two hundred and fifty Acres in S^ George's 
Parish on the north Side of Briar Creek at a Place 
called the Dog Pond — 



Grmnted. 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



NOVEMBER, 1770. ^ 165 

Read a Petition of James Castalow setting forth that 
jm.^^1^ he had had One hundred Acres of Land granted him 
for 800 AcwB ^^^ ^^ desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 
a Wife three Children and five Negroes Therefore Pray- 
ing for three hundred Acres in S' George's Parish on the 
north side of Briar Creek joining Joel Walker's Line — 

. RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnnted. j^^j^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Prov^ 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the Said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of David Holmes Setting forth that 
ttePeto. of he had been long in the Province had had no Land grant- 
for 100 AcNs ed him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having two Negroes Therefore Praying for One hun- 
dred Acres on M'^Bean's Swamp to be run in an Oblong — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grwited. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Amos Emanuel Setting forth that 
aI^^^uoi he had Obtained a Warrant last March for One hundred 
for 200 Aere. ^^^^ ^j j^^^ .^ gt Qeorge's Parish on the South Side 

of Briar Creek to adjoin Land there granted John Eman- 
uel deceased but finding the Quantity not Sufficient to 
take in the vacancy, and the Conveniency of Building 
thereon was desirous of Obtaining a larger Quantity 
having a Wife and two Children Therefore Praying for 



166 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

two hundred Acres of Land in S* George's Parish in Lieu 
of the aforesaid One hundred Acres to adjoin Land of 
John Emanuel deceased and Land of Solomon Boykin — 



Gtanted. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Josiah Roberts Setting forth that 
rfSSS'Rob- ^^ ^^ ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in the 
«^ori5o Parish of S* George and was desirous of Obtaining an 
Additional Tract having a Family Consisting of a Wife 
and four Children Therefore Praying for One hundred 
and fifty Acres of Land on Reuben in the Parish afore- 
said adjoining the land formerly ordered him — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. Jq^j^ ^j^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Brown Setting forth that 
wi^^ovm ^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ board ordered him four hundred Acres 
for 400 Acres ^f i^.and but was since found to be granted to another 
Person and was desirous to Obtain Land in Lieu thereof 
Therefore Praying for four hundred Acres of Land (in 
Lieu aforesaid) being Part of a Tract heretofore ordered 
to Robert Watts and elapsed in the Surveyer general's 
Office in respect of the time in which a Grant should have 
Passed — 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 



167 



Gzsnted. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetiLof 
Thos. Shnid«r 
Ebot. forlfiO 
Aer«8 



Read a Petition of Thomas Shruder Esq' setting forth 
that he had ordered him at the last board One hundred 
and fifty Acres of Land but was since foimd to be granted 
to another Person and was desirous to Obtain Land in 
Lieu thereof Therefore Praying for (in Lieu aforesaid) 
One hundred and fifty Acres in S* Paul's Parish hereto- 
fore ordered Owen O'Daniel and elapsed in the Surveyer 
general's Office in respect of the time in which a Grant 
should have Passed — 



Gzsnted. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



tfaePetn. of 
VietUetner 



Read a Petition of Viet Lietner Setting forth that he 
had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land in S' Mat- 
H»p^ Acr«« thew's Parish which had been Surveyed and a Plan there- 
of returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the 
time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same Should 
have Passed Therefore Praying that notwithstang ^'^''^ 
the lapse of time he might be Permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer 
general might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 
thereof for that Purpose — 



168 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Gnmtod. 



tfaePetn. of 
Peter Parii 
for 260 Acres 
Elapd 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this. date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Ro- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Peter Paris setting forth that he 
had ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
in S' Paul's Parish which had been Surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore Praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose. — 

Resolve That on Condition only that the PetiticMier 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
' Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Stephen Forrester setting forth 
tiiePetn. of that he had ordered him three himdred Acres of Land in 

otepD* Forres* 

twtewo S* George's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
Should have Passed Therefore Praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might b^ Permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 



Granted 



Gnntod. 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 169 

Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coim- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Stephen Smith Setting forth that 
aSp^Ja^tti he had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land in S* 
XS^ ^"^ George's Parish which had been Surveyed and a Ran 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
Should have Passed Therefore Praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



Oranted. 



RESOiyVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from- this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Teleman Cuyler setting forth 
!??2*% *? that he had heretofore ordered him- Five hundred Acres 

Tatob. C uyler 

imMAetm ^f j^nd which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof 
returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the time 
was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same Should have 



170 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Passed Therefore Praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the Said Land and that the Surveyer general 
might be ordered to Prepare and certify a Ran thereof 
for that Purpos 



Resoi^vEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coim- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the PetD. of 
Ja8.SpaIdinff 
for 160 A 200 
Acree elapsed 



Read a Petition of James Spalding Setting forth that 
he had ordered him Two Tracts of land the one of One 
hundred and fifty Acres and the other Two hundred 
Acres in S^ David's Parish both which Tracts had been 
Surveyed and plans thereof returned into the Surveyer 
general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which Grants 
for the Same should have Passed Therefore Praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be Permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grants for the said Land and 
that the Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare 
and certify Plans thereof for that Purpose — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he dotli also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 



171 



thePetn. of 
Jna FoKf«r 
600Acr«B 
elapsed 



Read a Petition of John Fox Setting forth that he had 
ordered him Five hundred Acres of Land in S' David's 
Parish which had been Surveyed and a Plan thereof re- 
turned into the Surveyer general's Office but the time 
was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same Should have 
passed Therefore Praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be Permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said land and that the Surveyer general 
might be ordered to Prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that Purpose — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetn. of 
Thoe. Ayres 
for 600 Aerea 
elapsed 



Read a Petition of Thomas Ayres Setting forth that 
he had ordered him Five hundred Acres of Land in S' 
Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof 
returned into the Surveyer general's office but the time 
was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same should have 
Passed Therefore Praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be Permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer general 
miight be ordered to Prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that Purpose — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Graated. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 

Months from this ^"^""^ and that he doth also register the 

said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 

within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 



172 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jacob Yakley setting forth that he 
jMobTakkj had Ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in Christ 

for 200 JiCMM 

•i*p««i Church Parish which had been Surveyed and a plan 

thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore Praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



Qnntea 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Stephen Forrester settng forth that 
*5?,E!?^«_ he had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land in S' 
A^X^ George's Parish which had been Surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore Praying- that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be Permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

GrMited. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Cotm- 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 



173 



cil in that Case lately made) and that he dcth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Gilshot Thomas setting forth that 
S^S^TboniM ^^ had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
tor^^ Acres j^^ gt Qeorge's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore Praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



Granted 



thePetn. of 
Jno. A Wm. 
Fox for 700 
Aerei Elapsed 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John and William Fox Executors 
of the last Will and Testament of David Fox deceased 
setting forth that they had ordered them Seven hundred 
Acres of Land in S^ David's Parish which had been Sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer 
general's Office but the tinie was Elapsed in which a 
Grant for the Same should have Passed Therefore Pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time they might be 
Permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered to 
Prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



174 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petition- 
ers doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two • 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that they do also Ro- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetiLof 
Robt 

Hawthorn for 
600 AeiM 
Elapd. 



Read a Petition of Robert Hawthorn Setting forth 
that he had ordered him Five hundred Acres of Land in 
S' George's Parish which had been Surveyed and returned 
and a fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant should have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Secretary 
might be ordered to prepare the Same — 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



the Peta. of 
J«m.&Cli8. 
Wriffht EaqrB. 
for 160-160 ft 
150 Acres 
Elapsed 



Read a Petition of Jermyn and Charles Wright Esq" 
Setting forth that they had ordered them three Tracts of 
Land of One hundred and fifty Acres each in S' Mary's 
Parish which had been surveyed and returned and Fiats 
for the Same Passed by the Attorney general but the 
time was Elapsed in which Grants should have .been taken 
out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of 
time they might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 



175 



Granted. 



thePetn. of 
Qnintin Pooler 
for 160 Acres 
Elapsed 



Granted. 



wiePetn« of 
Andw. 
BerryhlDfor 
lOOAoes 



Grants for the said Land and that the Secretary might 
be ordered to prepare the Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Quintin Pooler Setting forth that 
he had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
in S' George's Parish which had been Surveyed and re- 
turned and a fiat for the same Passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permittd to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the. Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 

Resoi^ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months frcMn this date (Agreeable to an order of Cotmcil 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Andrew Berryhill setting forth that 
he had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S* 
George's Parish which had Past into a Grant but (thro' 
a Mistake of the Surveyer) had since be found to be 
measured in another Tract Granted to George Galphin 
Esq*" Therefore praying that he might be permitted to 



176 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

resign his said Grant and that he might have granted 
him in Lieu thereof One hundred Acres in S* George's 
Parish aforesaid on a branch of M*^Bean's Swamp to 
adjoin a Tract there granted to Said M*" Galphin — 

Ordered That he Procures a Certificate from the 
Gnikt^ Deputy Surveyer of the fact and an Indorsement to be 
made on the Grant &*" the Warrant to issue for the land 
Petitioned for — 

^ Read a Petition of David Fleming setting forth that 

SSooaSma'^^ had been sometime in the Province had had no Land 
looAciM granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on Ger- 
many's Creek (on Purchase) and One hundred Acres on 
head Right in S* Paul's Parish where Jacob Poison 
lived — 

Ordered That the One hundred Acres on Purchase 
^^^00 on be rejected the Other One hundred Acres on head Right 
to be Postponed till he Sends a Certificate when a War- 
rant for the said One hundred Acres is to be issued — 

Read a Petition of John Dunman Setting forth that 
SaD^hMi he^had been some time in the Province had had no Land 
for 100 Aerei granted and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultiva- 
tion Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in S' 
Andrew's Parish five Miles below the Indian Line — 



Postponed 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed untill 
he Produces a Certificate of his Character — 

Read a Petition of William Burney and Reason White- 

theP««iLof head setting forth that they had made preparation for 

Reiuion building a Saw Mill and was desirous tp Obtain a Grant 

500 Aeres of Land for said Purpose on Purchase Therefore praying 

for on Purchase as aforesaid five hundred Acres of Land 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 



177 



PostpoiMd 



in Joint Tennants in the Parish of S* George on the Big 
Creek to adjoin Land of the aforesaid William Bumey- 

Ordered That the said Petition be Postponed until 
he produces a Certificate of his Character — 



tbePetiLof 
Alexr. Carey 
forlOOAerea 



PoBtponed 



Read a Petition of Alexander Carey Setting forth that 
he was one of the Settlers in Queensborough Township 
had had no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres in Queensborough Township — 

Ordered That the said Petition be Postponed till he 
Produces a Certificate of his Character — 



tbePetiLof 
Robt 

Blanehard f or 
ISO AeiM 



Postpoiied 



Read a Petition of Robert Blanehard Setting forth that 
he had been some time in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife three Children and three Negroes 
Therefore praying for four hundred and fifty Acres in 
S* George's Parish on the north Side of Briar Creek — 

i 

Ordered That the said Petition be Postponed^ — 



Read a Petition of Thomas Castalow Setting forth 

tiMPetiLof ' that he had been sometime in the Province had had no 

faraooAoM Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation having Six Negroes Therefore Praying for 

three hundred Acres ^•**'^ S* George's Parish on the north 

Side of Briar Creek joining Arthur Wall's Land — 



PoftpoDtd 



Ordered That the said Petition be Postponed- 



Read a Petition of John Stirk setting forth that he 

^^Sk^cr ^^^ ^^^ "^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 

*^^«^ Land for Cultivation having a Wife Seven Children and 

four Negroes Therefore praying for three hundred and 

ISor-TOlU 



178 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Sej6ct0d 



fifty Acres in S* Paul's Parish heretofore ordered Rali^i 
Kilgore and elapsed in the Siirveyer general's Office — 

Ordered That the said Petition be rejected — 



Read a Petition of Thomas Lynch and Alexander Rose 
T&f^^ & setting forth that they had purchased the Island of Cum- 
t^SetB <m '* berland which they intended to Cultivate and there being 
Island reserved a Tract of Land on the South end of the Island 

on which Fort William was built and also one other 
Tract of Land on the north west Part of the said Island 
on which Fort S* Andrew Stood, but which Forts are 
abandon'd and Totally destroyed the Proprietors of the 
Island would be greatly injured by those Tracts remain- 
ing in their Present Situation as they would prove a 
harbour for loose and disorderly Persons who might 
destroy the Stock of the Proprietors Therefore praying 
for ^■*''^ that Thomas Lynch might Obtain a Grant of the 
Tract on which Fort S^ Andrew Stood. And Alexander 
Rose might likewise Obtain a Grant for the Tract on 
which Fort William Stood, and they are Content if an 
Absolute Grant of those Tracts Can't be Passed to take 
it Subject to either or both those Tracts or any others 
being Haced on any part of the said Tracts whenever his 
Majesty's Service might require it — 

Rejected ORDERED That the Said Petition be rejected — 



imierafft 
Peftoock 



This day was heard a Caveat entred by Samuel Miller 
against Thomas Peacock's Obtaining a Tract of Land 
for which the said Miller had heretofore Obtained a 
Warrant, but had not Caused it to be executed the said 
aC^vei^heMed Miller Personally appeared upon Summons but the said 
U7r.dnSSLt Peacock made default, altho' Solemnly called and due 
Proof made of his having been Summotfi'd to answer 
whereupon the Board Proceeded to examine the Matter 
Exparte and Ordered the land in dispute to pass to 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 179 

Miller and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept for that Purpose — 

Ordered That the Mistake in the Grant to John 
Sectifled Mann 7*** March 1769 be rectified by the Secretary and 
rectified in the other Offices — 

Granted to Miles Brewton Esq*" a Garden Lot of five 
Mi£%£^ Acres N** 156 adjoining a lot of Hamilton's lately Pur- 
chased by the Said Miles Brewton — 

The determination on Caveats between M^ M°Kay M' 
Gftveatpostpd. Jamcisou and others be Postponed till first Wednesday 
in December — 



Higdon not Attending tho' duely Summoned the Mat- 
StJ^Sto - tcr was heard on the Part of Elphenstone and the land 
^^*** in dispute ordered Elphenstone and his Warrant renewed 

on his Sending an Affidavit that Higdon was Served with 

the Order to Attend — 

Ordered That Samuel Jones and John Jones Esq" 
fOT^ToS*^ be added to the Commission of the Peace for the Parish 
^^^ of S' John— 

His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants viz* 



To David Brydie 500 Acres 
Paul Fulton 150 Acres 
Paul Fulton 150 Acres 
Gila Moore 150 Acres 
John Winn 200 Acres 



In S' Andrew's Parish- 



George Cromley 300 Acres | j^ g* James's Parish- 
Andrew Knife 150 Acres ) -^ 



180 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



To Sir Patrick Houstouin 500 
Acres 
William Wyllyjun' 500 Acres 
Campbell Wylly 5CX) Acres 
Susannah Wylly 400 Acres 



In S' Philip's Parish- 



Thomas Higgenbotham 200 

Acres 
Charles Jordan 400 Acres 
Daniel M^'Carty 200 Acres 



]• In S* Paul's Parish- 



Dorothy Reiser 33 Acres \j Qt 



Matthew's Parish — 



Christian Zipperer 250 Acres) 

Patrick Dennison — 350 Acres In S' George's Parish — 

Clement Martin Jun' in Trust 500 Acres In S* Pat- 
rick's Parish — 



Jane Russell Widow — 116 Acres In Christ Church 
Parish — 



DECEMBER, 1770. 



181 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 



at Savannah on Tuesday 
1770— 

Present — 



the 4*** Decern^ 



His Excellency James Wright Esquire 



The Hon"" ^ 



James Habersham 
James Mackay 
James Edw"* Powell 
James Read 
Noble Jones 
Lewis Johnson 
Francis Harris 
Clement Martin 
John Graham 



- Esquires 



thePetiLof 
Jna Graham 
Eaqr. for 1600 
Aeres 



Chanted. 



Read a Petition of John Graham Esq"" Setting forth 
that he had had Land Often granted him but was Pos- 
sessed of Forty eight Negroes for whom he had had no 
Land Therefore praying for fifteen hundred Acres about 
four Miles from Land Surveyed for Jesse Williams last 
Month, in Christ Church Parish to be laid out in two 
equal Tracts — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grants in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of said Petition is granted — 



thePeta.of 
Jno. Graham 
EMir.forSOO 
Acres 



Read a Petition of John Graham Esq' Setting forth 
that he had had Land often granted him but was yet 
Possessed of Forty eight Negroes for whom he had had 
no Land Therefore praying for three hundred Acres c«i 



182 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCHj. 



Giantad. 



tha P«tii. of 



Helntoihfor 
100 AoM 



the three Runs, S' Matthew's Parish to join Land there 
ordered James Johnston — 

R^OLVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that Ms Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the Said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Roderic Mcintosh setting forth 
that he had had land granted him but was Possessed of 
more than two Negroes for whom he had had no Land 
Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres joining a 
Tract of Land granted him called Mallow — 

RESoirVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the Said Petition is granted — 

■Read a Petition of William Mackintosh Setting forth 
ft*^S"T^v that he had ordered him Fifty Acres of Land in S' 

Wm. Mcintosh -^ 

for 100 Acre* Andrew's Parish which would not answer the end of the 
Petitioner Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof One 
hundred Acres of Land in S' Andrew's Parish agreeable 
to the Sketch therewith Produced — 



Gmntod. 



Granted 



RESoirVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the Said Petition is granted — 



DECEMBER, 1770. 183 

Read a Petition of John Williams Setting forth that 
Slo^^^iMw he had been many Years in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for fifty Acres in Christ Church 
Parish joining Land he then lived on — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^"^^^^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven. 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the Said Petition is granted — 



theP«tn.of 
Qninton Poolar 
for 860 Acres 



Read a Petition of Quinton Pooler setting forth that 
he had had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered 
him but was desirous of Obtaining more for Cultivation 
he being Possessed of Seven Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for three hundred and fifty Acres of Land on buck 
head within two Miles of Land of Henry Sharp — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the Said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Roan Guin Setting forth that he 
the Petal, of had been many Years in the Province had had no Land 
200 Acres ^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and a Child Therefore praying for 
two hundred Acres in S' George's Parish on the Beaver 
Dam about three Miles below George Hamidge — 



Onmted 



RESOLVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
dcth take out a Grant for the said Land withifi seven 



184 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the Said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Nehemiah Wade Setting forth that 
N«iMh.w«de he had been long in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife five Children and one Negro 
Therefore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres in 
S' George's Parish near land granted Thomas Bolch — 



Gimnted 



ResoItVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the Said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Christian Bell Setting forth that 

^^^^^^he had been many Years in the Province had had no 

aooAcTM Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation having five Negroes Therefore praying for 

three hundred Acres^ in S^ George's Parish near Land 

granted Henry Yonge Esq' 



Grmnted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the Said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the Said Petition is granted — 



DECEMBER, 1770: 186 

Read a Petition of William Hobbs setting forth that 
w^^bSforhe had been in the Province about five years had had 

ISO At^rtm 

One hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted him and 
was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife and three Children Therefore Praying for One 
hundred and fifty Acres joining Land granted Richard 
Scruggs and Roger Lawson — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted (j^^^h take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in ^he Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the Said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Ussilly Brinnier setting forth that 
u^SSitoaier she had been about four years in the Province had had 
no Land granted her and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having two Children Therefore praying 
for two hundred Acres on Rocky Creek joining Land 
granted Matthew Gray — 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date. thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Gray setting forth that 
ttePetn.of he had been five Years in the Province had had no Land 

ThoB. Gray for , ^« . t i i- ^ i • 

100 AerM granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on the 
north Side of Briar Creek joining Land Surveyed for 
Joseph Brantley — 



186 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL.' 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petiticmer 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the Said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Henry Cavenah Setting forth that 
HMiyfoiTOah he had been Some time in the Province had had One 
eree j^^^^^jj.^ Acres of Land ordered him and was desirous 
to Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife and one 
Child Therefore praying for One hundred Acres at a 
Place called the Turkey Pond joining Land of David 
Cavenah — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted jQ^h ^ake out a Grant for the said Land with Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Sarah Underwood Setting forth 

tte]^tn.of that she had been about five years in the Province had 

^^^'^had no Land panted her and was desirous to Obtain 

Land for Cultivation having three Children Therefore 

praying for One hundred and fifty Acres on Rocky 

Creek joining Land granted William Underwood — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^jj ^ake out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



DECEMBER, 1770. 



187 



tfaeP eto.af 
Wm. Stovttns 
for800 Aeree 



Granted 



Read a Petition of William Stevens Setting forth that 
he had been near Twelve Months in the Province had 
had no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
Land for Cultivation having a Wife and five Children 
Therefore praying for three hundred Acres on Rocky 
Creek joining Land granted William Downey and Moses 
Cressup — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his. Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Edward Pennington Setting forth 
tfaePetBuof that he had been sometime in the Province had had One 

Edwd* 

Pwmiiifftoii foar hundred Acres of Land granted him an was desirous to 

160 Acres >t* /-h • 

Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife and two Chil- 
dren Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres 
on the north Side of Briar Creek joining Land granted 
Arthur Wall and Edmund Pierce — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
<^~"*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

•Read a Petition of Timothy Lemke Setting forth that 

^^j^^L^*'^^ ^^^ ^^^^ *^^S ^^ *^ Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having four Negroes Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres in S* Philip's Parish on the Second 
Black Credc— 



for 800 Acres 



188 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^'"*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Tilley Setting forth that he 
joJh. Tiueyforhad been Some time in the Province had had no Land 

160 Aene 

granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife two Children and one Negro There- 
fore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres on the 
South Side of Briar Creek about a Mile below land 
granted William Todd — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Qrmnted j^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Daniel M^^Daniel setting forth that 
^e Peto.^ he had been about three years in the Province had had 

Daal. MeDaniel -^ 

foriooAcreB no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
on the Beaver Dam about two Miles below M*" Curries 
Cowpen — 



Gimnted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



tho Pdtn. of 
Haah, 

BradweUfor 
600 Acres 



DECEMBER, 1770. 



189 



Read a Petition of Hannah Bradwell setting forth that 
he had been in the Province about two Months and was 
desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation having four 
Children and thirty eight Negroes Therefore praying for 
five hundred Acres of Land in S' Andrew's Parish on 
a Branch of the little Mortar joining the Sand hill about 
three miles from Lands ordered Thomas Stevens — 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a- Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from, this date and that she doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
}»lajesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Andrew Lietner Setting forth that 
And5i?Ltoier be had been some time in the Province had had no Land 
£op 160 Acres gj-g^^-^d hfj^ and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land in S* Matthew's Parish 
joining north to Land of Jacob Gasper Walthour — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnuited doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of James Fitzgerald setting forth that 

tiiePeta.of ^^he had had eranted him Two hundred Acres of Land 

ianaoActm ^nd was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 

a Wife and three Children Therefore praying for One 

hundred Acres at a place called London's hole at the head 



190 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL^ 



Gimnted 



th«Petmof 
Wm. Bennett 
for 800 Acres 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Tlu)e.TRrTer 
for 100 Acres 



Gnmted 



of the Beaver Dam in S* George's Parish Surrounded 
on all Sides by Vacant Land — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Bennett Setting forth that 
he had been about Twelve Months in the Province had 
had no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
Land for Cultivation having a Wife and five Children 
Therefore praying for three himdred Acres on Buck head 
to include One hundred Acres ordered Mark Lott and 
elapsed in the Secretary's office which Sold to the said 
Bennett and was gone off the Province without Making 
him a Title to the Same 

Resoi^ved That on Conditic«i that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Tarver setting forth that 
he had had One hundred Acres of land ordered him which 
on going to Survey was foimd not vacant Therefore 
praying for One hundred Acres on the north Side of Briar 
Creek joining the upper line of Land granted Richard 
Carrigton (in Lieu of the Same) 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 



DECEMBER, 1770. 



191 



thePetELOf 
Robt 

forSOOAcNt 



Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted^ — 

Read a Petition of Robert Quarterman Setting forth 
that he had ordered him five hundred Acres of Land in 
S* David's Parish on a Branch of the Buffelo Swamp 
but upon a Survey it was found not to be vacant There- 
fore praying for in Lieu thereof three hundred Acres 
in S* David's Parish on the Alatamaha about a Mile 
from Land ordered Lewis Mattier — 



Granted 



tlieP ctn. of 
Win. Bkvwb 
EflQir. for 400 
Aam, 



Gnmted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Brown Esq' setting forth 
that he had ordered him four hundred Acres of Land 
which was found to be already granted to another Per- 
son Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof four hundred 
Acres in Christ Church Parish about Six or Seven Miles 
from Land of Michael Boreman to be laid out in an 
Oblong the Swamp being very narrow — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov^ 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of Isaac Antrobus Setting forth that 
^c*£;^bu»he had had two hundred Acres of Land ordered him 
foriMAeres ^^^ ^^ desirous of Obtaining More having a Wife two 
Children and one Negroe Therefore praying for One 
hundred and fifty Acres in S* John's Parish and joining 
to the Southeast by Land of Thomas Carr and to the 
north east by Midway River — 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven- 
Months from this date and that he doth also* Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Sarah Spencer Widow Setting forth 
Si55fs^°cer ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ hundred and fifty Acres already 
aowT'**'^*^ ordered her and was desirous of Obtaining more having 
Family Rigfhts for the Same Therefore praying for three 
hundred Acres upon a Branch of the little Mortar about 
half a Mile from land of Thomas Stevens to be run in 
an Oblong — 

Resolved That on Condition /that the Petitioner 
Gianted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Charles Mahanahan Setting forth- 

&. **^ *** that he had been two years in the Province had had no 

100 AcNe Land granted him and was desirous of Obtaining Land 

for Cultivaticxi Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 

on a Branch of the little Mortar Swamp to be run OMong: 

the Swamp being narrow — 



DECEMBER, 1770. 



198 



Granted 



tfaeP«te. of 
Jno. Donean 
foratzmctto 
bemnoblonff 



Granted. 



tfaePetn.of 
Joseph 
Wmmff for 
COOAeroa 



Granted 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted Observing the 
order of Council in respect to Oblong Lands — 

Read a Petition of John Duncan Setting forth that he 
he ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
upon the South Branch of Turtle River to adjoin Land 
heretofore ordered John William and Jane Carney but 
upon a Survey thereof it was found not to be Convenient 
Therefore praying that the said Tract might be run in 
an Oblong the Swamp being Narrow 

RESOItVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — Observing the 
order of Council in respect to Oblong Lands — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Woodruff setting forth that 
he had had Land granted him but was possessed of a 
Family Right for five hundred Acres of Land having a 
Wife three Children and four Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for five hundred Acres in S* Andrew's Parish former- 
ly ordered William Bams who was out of the Province — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 

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194 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — Observing the 
order of Council respecting Oblong Lands — 

Read a Petition of Benjamin Lanier Setting forth that 
BSi5*LjSier he had been Six Months in the Province had had no 
orsoo ens j^j granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife three Children and two Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for two hundred Acres in S* 
Matthew's Parish joining Land granted Jesse Bo^er — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnmtwi. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Shruder Esq' Setting forth 
th« Petal, of that he had had Land ordered him and was desirous to 

Thos. Shruder 

Ew for 260 Obtain an Additional Tract having two N^^oes for 
whom he had had no Land Therefore praying for two 
hundred and fifty Acres in Christ Church Parish near 
or adjoining Land Surveyed for Jesse Williams last 
Month to be laid out in an Oblong the Swamp being very 
narrow — One hundred and fifty Acres of the above 
being in Lieu of that Quantity ordered him in October 
last Since found to be already granted and the Additional 
hundred Acres on Family Right — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gimnted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



DECEMBER, 1770. 



196 



Read a Petition of Christian Dasher setting forth that 
ai£*DJi«rhe had had no Land gfranted him and was desirous of 
Obtaining Land for Cultivation having been long in the 
Province Therefore praying for One hundred Acres of 
Land in S* Matthew's Parish on the head of little Ogechee 
joining Lands of ^■*''^ Father — 



Granted 



the Potn* of 
Joah. JonM 
for 800 Acres 



Granted. 



tbePetn.of 
Jno. Johnston 
for 460 Acres 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Jones setting forth that he 
had been long in the Province had had no Land granted 
him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having Six Negroes for whom he had Obtained no Land 
Therefore praying for three hundred Acres in S* Mat- 
thew's Parish near Land of Isaac Ford Esq' on little 
Ogechee 

Resoi^ved That <mi Condition that the Petitic«ier 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Johnston Setting forth that he 
had been long in the Province had had no Land granted 
him and was desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation 
having a Wife two Children and four Negroes Therefore 
praying for four hundred and fifty Acres of Land in S^ 
Andrew's Parish to adjoin on the Western line of Land 
ordered the Hon'''' Clement Martin Esq' 



196 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^'*'*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Stirk Setting forth that Ben- 

^w^s^^ jamin Stirk had ordered him in his life time five 

tob?^^S? hundred Acres of Land in S^ Matthew's Parish at present 

bS^sS^ in the Surveyer general's Office Therefore praying that 

the Land so granted might be reserved to the Petitioner 

for Eighteen Months for the said Benjamin's heir at 

Law — 

Gnntod. ORDERED That the Land be reserved as Prayed for — 

Read a Petition of William Deveaux Setting forth that 
tfaeP«tB. of he had had five hundred Acres of Land ordered him and 
forsooAcTM* that the time Allotted for the taking out of a Grant for 

olipiKn 

the said land was Elapsed Therefore praying that the 
time for taking out the Grant for the said Land might 
be Prolongued 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted' in Case the Petitioner returns 
to the Province — 



tfacPetiuof 

■toff for 260 
AereeolMMd 



Read a Petition of George Mingestoff Setting forth 
that he had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land in S* Philip's Parish which had been Surveyed 



GoorsoMinge- 

■tofffor260 . T o«^ ,« Qt 



DECEMBER, 1770. 197 

and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
Same should have Passed Therefore Praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resoi^ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^^i^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Martin Weatherford Setting forth 
thePetn. of that he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in 
«rfordforaoo S' Paul's Parish which had been Surveyed and a Plan 

Acres elapsed 

thereof returned into tlie Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be Permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



Granted. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of - 
the said Petition is granted. 



198 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Read a Petition of Jacob M'Carty Setting forth that 
SSSrSiSrtjhe had had two hundred Acres of Land ordered him in 
for 200 Acresgt p^^i's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general mi^ht be ordered to prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that purpose — 



Qtmnted. 



ResoLtVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



th«P«te. of 
WoEkBariMtt 
isiT 200 Acres 



Ckanted. 



Read a Petition of William Bamett Setting forth that 
he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in S* 
Paul's Parish which had been Surveyed and a Plan there- 
of returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the time 
was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should have 
Passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer general 
might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that Purpose — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 



DECEMBER, 1770. 199 

may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Nathan Bamett Setting forth that 
Ni^SljsarLtt he had ordered him two hudred Acres of Land inS* Paul's 

Mf^ Oftft A AMIS 

•upaed Parish which had been Surveyed and a Plan thereof re- 

turned into the Surveyer general's Office but the time was 
Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same should have 
Passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer general 
might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for 
that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
®'*"*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of David Baldwin Setting forth that 
tte Petal. «f he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in S* 

imvd. oaklwm 

•£S!^ ^"** Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and a Ran there- 
of returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the time 
was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same should have 
Passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer general 
might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that Purpose — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 

Months from this date ( Agfeeable to an order of Council 

in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 



200 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL^ 

the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Isaac Lows Setting forth that he 
Sil lS*w*? had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
te^^Acre. jj^ gt p^yj^g Parish which had been Surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the ^Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said- Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Elias Lindesay setting forth that 
giePetn.of he had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S' 

EUas Lindesay ^ 

toi^ Acres Gcorge's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



DECEMBER, 1770. 



201 



'Gnuited. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



the Petn. of 
DanL Thomas 
for for 100 
Acres elapsed 



Gnuited. 



Read a Petition of Daniel Thomas Setting forth that 
he had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S' 
George's Parish which had been Surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have PiLssed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



the Petn. of 
Jna Cutler 
Braddoekfor 
250Aeres 



Read a Petition of John Cutler Braddock Setting forth 
that he had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land which had been Surveyed and a Plan thereof re- 
turned into the Surveyer general's Office but the time 
was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same should have 
Passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse 
of time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer general 



202 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Gnntsd* 



might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that Purpose — 

RESOiyVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



thePetn. of 
Davd. Brydle 
for 160 Acres 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of David Brydie setting forth that he 
had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
in S* John's Parish which had been Surveyed and re- 
turned and a fiat for the Same Passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
Should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



thePetn. of 
Francis Push 
for 160 Acree 
elapsed 



Read a Petition of Francis Pugh Setting forth that he 
had had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered him 
which had been Surveyed and returned and a fiat for the 
Same Passed by the Attorney general but the time was 
Elapsed in which the Grant should have been taken out 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 



DECEMBER, 1770. 203 

he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant 
for the said Land and that the Secretary might be ordered 
to prepare the Same — 

RBS01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Gxanted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coimcil 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of Elijah Braziel Setting forth that 
miMTB^^ he had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
in S* George's Parish which had been Surveyed and re- 
turned and a fiat for the Same Passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Edmund Bugg Setting forth that 
^PetiLof he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in S* 

Bdmq. Sugg 

to^Aere* Paul's Parish which had been Surveyed and returned 
and a fiat for the Same Passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant Should 



204 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

have been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sec- 
retary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 

RES0I.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted d^th take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the R^ister's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit ^■**'^ the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Graham Esq"" setting forth that 
tiie Petn. of he had heretofore ordered him a Warrant for laying out 
gquteanew Que thousand Acres of Land in Christ Church Parish 
but the Warrant was expired in its Term and the Land 
not laid out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time the Surveyer general might be ordered to 
issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that the land 
so ordered him might be Surveyed in order to his Obtain- 
ing his Majesty's Grant for the Same 



Granted. 



Ordered That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly 



Read a Petition of Moses Nunes setting forth that 

mmwTnu^ there was a vacant Lot of Ground at Yamacraw joining 

iorayacantLotj^o g and Q where he then lived which would be very 

Convenient to his Lot Therefore praying for the said 

vacant Lot so adjoining his own Land — 

Ordered That the said Petiticm be referred to the 
Surveyer general untill he makes a Report — 



DECEMBER, 1770. 



206 



Ordered That Joseph Johnson be added in 
Commission of the Peace for the Parish of S* Philip 



the 



Ordered That M' Watson do search all the Minutes 
mnatMof of Council and report what orders had been made re- 
gains oieiM specting the Glebe land at S* Andrew's Parish and that 
he lay it before this Board at the next Council day — 



lOateke 
fled 



Ordered That the Mistake be rectified in the order 
to Peter Paris and that the Clerk do alter the Same from 
200 to 250 Acres — 

His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants Viz* 



To Josiah Alday 150 Acres 
Joseph Bailey 150 Acres 
Moses Fusill 100 Acres 
Thomas Fusill 175 Acres 
Samuel Houlton 150 Acres 



In S* George's Parish — 



Edmund Bugg 200 Acres ) j 
John Rae Esq' 200 Acres ) 



S* Paul's Parish- 



Jacob Illy 250 Acres 
Hugh Sym 300 Acres 
Anthony Stokes Esq' 94 
Acres 

John & William Fox in 

Trust 700 Acres 
Collin Raddock 600 Acres 

Jaco'* Lewis 250 Acres 
Nathaniel Plummer 450 
Acres 



•In Christ Church Parish 



► In S* David's Parish— 



. In S* John's Parish- 



John Osgood 1 50 Acres 1 
Collin Raddock 400 Acres [in S* 
William Peacock 200 AcresJ 



Andrew's Parish — 



206 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



To John Martin Rylander 
lOO Acres 
Daniel Matthew's & Na- 
thaniel Zetler 300 
Acres 



1 



In S* Matthew's Parish- 



Urban Buntz 500 Acres In S* Philip's Parish — 

William Le Conte 500 Acres in S^ Andrew's and S* 
John's Parish — 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Wednesday the 5"" Decem*" 
1770 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq*" 

James Habersham 
James Mackay 
James Edw** Powell 
The Hon***® ^ James Read - Esquires 

Clement Martin 
Francis Harris 
Lewis Johnson 
Noble Jones 



Oftveats Deter- 
mln'd 



W°* Shirley A«* Ebsolum Wells. Caveat discharged 
Shirley not appearing — 

Baillie A** Westly .... discharged Baillie not ap^ 
pearing — 

Darby Dungsent A** John Young discharged ^'^^^ not 
appearing — 



DECEMBER, 1770. 207 

Kelsall A** Fenn . . Caveat heard and determined and 
to^^d^^'^^land ordered Kelsall Fenn not appea* 

Henry L. Bourquin A** Tinkler & others, discharged 
Bourquin not appearing — 

Samuel Saunders A** W"* Pinion discharged Saunders 
not appearing — 

John Young A** Tho* Tunnagan — discharged Young 
not appearing — , 

Owen O'Daniel A"* Any Person — discharged O'Daniel 
not appearing — 

John Jorahson A"* John Graves— discharged Jorahson 
not appearing — 

James Jackson A"* John Cleaker— discharged Jackson 
not appearing — 

Jonathan Anderson A** W"* Ryan — discharged Ander- 
son not appearing — 

Clark Baillie A"* M°Intosh — discharged the parties not 
appearing — 

W" Jackson A^ W°* Joiner — discharged Jackson not 
appearing — 

Thomas Lamb A** Michael Myers — discharged Lamb 
not appearing — 

Frederic Closeman A** James Creswell — ^Land ordered 
Closeman, Creswell not appearing — 

Bryce M'leland A«^ Tho» Thrf Quarterman— dis- 
charged M^'leland not appearing 



208 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Lewin Muttear A^ Joseph Rains — Enquire whether 
og«t»Det»-|j^jg Caveat had not been determined Land heretofore 
ordered Muttear 

Arthur Carney A"* W°* Graves — Caveat heard and 
Land ordered Graves — 

Joseph Maddocks A** John Red — Examine the Min- 
utes of Council about this Matter — 

Edward Upton A"* Mordecai Sheftall— discharged 
Upton not appearing — 

James Lucena A^ Josiah Ward— discharged Lucena 
not appearing — 

John Clubb Price Ag* Francis Harris — ^heard and de- 
termined and Land ordered Clubb & Price 

Josejrfi Maddocks Ag* John Murray — discharged — 

James Findley Ag* Joseph Marshal — Postponed — 

Michael Illy Ag* Mackay & others — discharged — 

James Bullock Ag* Mary Douglass — ordered to be 
heard on the first Tuesday in Jan'' next 

John Simpson Ag* Lewis's — ^heard and determined in 
favour of Simpson he paying the Expense that Lewis- 
had been at upon the Occasion — 

Drury Scruggs Ag* Rich* Moreman — ^Discharged 
Scruggs not appearing — 

W"* Le Conte Ag* Sarah Spencer — ^heard and deter-^ 
mined in fav*" of W"* Le Conte the Land adjoining Thom- 
as Smith Including the branch and the remainder to Sarah 
Spencer — 



DECEMBER, 1770. 209 

oaveats Deterw Robert M'Intosh Ag^ John M'Cullough discharged M* 
■'**^^' Intosh not appearing — 

Ordered That for the future that the List of the 
p^^^^tff. names of all Persons entering Caveats be Published every 

pnbHflhedevery SlX Months 

6 Months 

M*" Povveirs Ace' laid before the Govemour & Council 
and ordered to be passed 

Read a Memorial of William Gibbons an Acting Ex- 
GflSS to?"^ ecutor of Joseph Gibbons deceased Setting forth that the 
^i^Qffona Testator in his life time had ordered him a Tract of 
Land to the Southward of the Province and M' John 
Wereatt afterwards entered a Caveat ag* his Majest/s 
Grant passing for the Same, That the Testator in and by 
his Will had given the said Land to one of his Children 
altho' the Caveat Still remains Undertermined the Me- 
morialist Therefore requests that a day might be appoint- 
ed for the hearing and dejtermining the said Matter — 

14 c r-Tol u 



tio 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the first day of 
Jan^ 1771 

Present 



His Excellency James Wright Esq' 



(Noble Jones 1 

James Read I 

James Edw* Powell V 
Clement Martin 
John Graham 



Esq" 



His Excellency informed the Board that he had ap- 
Wyiiy pointed Alexander WyHy Clerk of the Council in the 
th« place of Charles Watson deceased Accordingly the said 
Alexander Wylly attended took all the State Oaths ap- 
pointed by Law and declared and Subscribed the Test 
and also took the usual Oath of Fidelity and Secresy — 



The Minutes of the Board of the fourth and fifth de- 
* approved cembcr were read and approved — 



«liePetii.of 
jM.Rod«eri 
forSOOAcTM 



Read a Petition of James Rodgers Setting forth that 
he was lately arrived from Ireland with his Family Con- 
sisting of a Wife and one Child with Intention to Settle 
in the Province Therefore praying for two hundred Acres 
of Land out of the Tract Reserved for Irish Settlers — 



RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gfmnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within sev^ 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



thttPetikof 
BobtRodswB 
for 460Acrea 



JANUARY, 1771. 211 

Read a Petition of Robert Rodgers Setting forth that 
he was lately arrived from Ireland with his family Con- 
sisting of a' Wife and Six Children with an Intention 
to Settle in the Province Therefore praying for four 
hundred and fifty Acres of Land out of the Tract Re- 
served for Irish Settlers — 



RHS01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
<'«n*^- doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Skelly Setting forth that 
wm*s£ih? ^® ^^ lately arrived from Ireland with his family Con- 
sisting of a Wife one Child and one Servant with Inten- 
tion to Settle in the Province Therefore praying for two 
hundred and fifty Acres of Land out of the Tract Re- 
served for Irish Settlers — 



fbr 260 Aerw 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Qzmnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Reeister the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
witliin Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted. 



tlMPctn.of 

BMtl 

Aerw 



«1^^ 



Read a Petition of Joseph- Beatty setting forth that 
he was lately arrived from Ireland with his family Con- 
sisting of a Wife Six Children and one Servant with In- 
tention to Settle in the Province Therefore praying for 
five hundred Acres out of the Tract Reserved for Irish 
Settlers— 



212 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^^^i take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



ThePetD. of 
John Allen 
for 400 Acres 



Read a Petition of John Allen Setting forth that he 
was lately arrived from Ireland with his family Con- 
sisting of a Wife and five Children with Intention to 
Settle in the Province Therefore praying for four hun- 
dred Acres of Land out of the Tract Reserved for Irish 
Settlers — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrai^ded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of David Alexander setting forth that 
thePetn.of he was lately arrived from Ireland with his family Con- 
fer 560 Acrea sisting of a Wife and Eight Children with Intention of 
Settling in the Province Therefore praying for five hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land out of the Tract Reserved 
for Irish Settlers — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within* Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 



thePetiLof 
Wm. Sampson 
for 860 Acres 



JANUARY, 1771. 213 

Read a Petition of William Samson Setting forth that 
he was lately arrived frorri Ireland with his family Con- 
sisting of one Son and that he had three other Sons and 
one Daughter in the Province of South Carolina and East 
Florida whom he dailey Expected in this Province with 
an intention to Settle Therefore praying for three hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land out of the Tract Reserved 
for Irish Settlers — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Ac!i*^n^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents Part of the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted namely One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres 

Read a Petition of Patrick iPGee setting forth that he 
Sftridf'**' was lately arrived from Ireland with Intention to Settle 
Aci«8 ^' in the Province Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
of Land out of the Tract Reserved for Irish Settlers — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Robert M^'Cormick Setting forth 
ttePetn.of ^j^^^ |^g j^^j ^^^ Settled in the Province for some Years 
te2WAaU having a Wife and two Negroes and was desirous of Cul- 
tivating Some land if he Could Obtain the Same There- 
fore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres of Land in 
the Parish of S^ Matthew adjoining Land laid out for 
Michael M^'Infuss 



214 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
^^^'"^^ take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty may 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Timmens setting forth that he 
th« PetiL <rf had a family in the Province and was desirous of taking 
for 200 Acres up Two hundred Acres of Land in the Parish of S An- 
drew on a branch of the Mortar Therefore Praying for 
the said Two hundred Acres of Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be directed to lay it out in an Oblong 
Form — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
Granted, take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted on Observing the order of Council in 
Such Cases — 

Read a Petition of the Said John Timmens Setting 
jSo^^^db forth that he had a family in the Province and was desir- 
forsoo Acre« ^^^ ^£ taking Up Two hundred Acres of Land in the Par- 
ish of S' Andrew within a Mile of Samuel Jones Cowpen 
Therefore praying for the said Two hundred Acres of 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be directed to 
lay it out in an Oblong Form — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 

Gnmted^ take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 

from this date and that he doth also Register the said 

Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 



JANUARY, 1771. 



21s 



Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty Maj, 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — Observing the order of CouncS 
in Such cases — 



tli0P«tn.of 
JohnCktlett 
for 100 Acres 



Grsntsd 



Read a Petition of John Catlett Setting forth that he 
had Resided in this Province for four years last Past 
and that hitherto Jie had no Land granted him Therefore 
Praying for One hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for 
him in the Parish of S* George adjoining Lands whereon 
he then lived near Bryer Creek. 

R^soi^vJ^D That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Bobt 

Quartonnan 
for 200 Acres 



Read a Petition of Robert Quarterman Setting forth 
that he had ordered him five hundred Acres of Land in 
S* David's Parish on a Branch of the Buffelo Swamp hvt 
on a Survey thereof the Same was found not to be vacant 
Therefore Praying for two hundred Acres of Land in the 
Parish of S^ Andrew adjoining Lands of William Dun- 
nam deceased in Lieu of so much of the five hundred 
Acres heretofore ordered him 



RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
Granted, take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty may 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 



216 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of John Simpson of Sunbury Setting 
jfe^^SSn ^^^^ *^t h^ h^d entered a Caveat in the Secretary's Office 
toaGrwit to against a Grant Passing to Jacob Lewis for One hundred 
and fifty Acres of Land in the Parish of S* Andrew and on 
a hearing thereon the said Lands was ordered to the Peti- 
tioner Therefore Praying that a Grant might Pass for the 
Same Land in his own Name — 

Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
Granted, ^ake out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also register the said 
Grant in the Register's office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Irvine Setting forth that he 
the Peto. of had in May last apply'd for and had ordered him a Tract 
F^nstufftiie of five hundred Acres of Land in the Parish of S* John 
which he had not yet been able to have laid out the Deputy 
Surveyer to whom he gave the Precept having been Some- 
time Sick Therefore Praying that he might be allowed the 
further Term of three Months to have the said Land 
Surveyed — 

Ordered That the Prayer of the said Petition be 
Granted, granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept on the said Warrant Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Frink Setting forth that he 
the Petn. of had on the third day of April last Obtained a Warrant for 
a new Prooep? Running out Five hundred Acres of Land in S^ John's 
Parish which Warrant was expired in its Term and the 
land not yet laid out Therefore Praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time the Surveyer general might be en- 
abled and ordered to issue a new Precept on the said War- 
rant that the land so ordered him might be Surveyed 



Tract of 



Grmntod. 



JANUARY, 1771. 217 

Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new Pre- 
cept Accordingly 



Read a Petition of Richard Brown Setting forth that he 
Sdil bJU? had on the Second day of January last Obtained a War- 
.SJiSeSr' rant for Running out one Tract of Two hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land in S^ Philip's Parish which Warrant was 
Expired in its Term and the land not yet laid out There- 
fore Praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time the 
Surveyer general might be enabled and ordered to issue 
a new Precept on the said Warrant that the land so or- 
dered him might be Surveyed — 

Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted, granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of John Francis Williams Setting forth 
the Petn. of that he had On the fifth day of June last Obtained a War- 
wiiiiamfl for rant for Running out One Tract of fifteen hundred Acres 
of Land in S^ Philip's Parish which Warrant was Expired 
in its Term and the land not yet laid out Therefore Pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time the Surveyer 
general might be enabled and ordered to issue a new 
Precept on the said Warrant that the land so ordered him 
might be Surveyed — 

Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
Gnmted. granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept on the said Warrant Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of John Francis Wiliams Setting forth 
tiM Peta. of that he had On the fifth day of June last Obtained a War- 
J™^*™j««f • rant for Running out One Tract of Land of Five hundred 
Acres in S' Andrew's Parish which from his Remote Sit- 
uation he had not been able to have Surveyed within the 



218 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Customery time and the Warrant Expired Therefore 
Praying that notwithstanding the lapse of Time the Sur- 
veyer general might be enabled and ordered to issue a 
new Precept on the said Warrant that the Land so ordered 
him might be Surveyed — 

Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
Gruted. granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of John Bacon Setting forth that he 
jSLsilconfor ^^^ ^ Wife and Eighteen Slaves and that he had no more 
than five hundred Acres of Land granted him on the said 
Rights Therefore Praying for Two hundred Acres of 
Land in S^ Andrew's Parish on a Branch of the Mortar 
within three Miles of Moses Way. Vacant on all sides, to 
be run in an Oblong Form 



200 ACTM 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted Observing the Order of Council in 
Such Cases — 

Read a Petition of Moses Way setting forth that he 
MwJwvfOT ^^^ formerly apply'd for and had ordered him One hun- 
eSi^^ dred and fifty Acres of Land in S' Andrew's Parish the 
Plat of which was Elapsed in the Surveyer general's 
Office Therefore Praying that he might be allowed a fur- 
ther time to Pass the said Piatt — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
, Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 



JANUARY, 1771. 



219 



the Petn. of 
Jiia Simpton 
foranew 
Precept 



Gnuited. 



the Petn. of 
Tboe. Stevens 
forSOO Aeree 



Onmted. 



ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted— 

Read a Petition of John Simpson Setting forth that he 
had on the Second day of January last Obtained a War- 
rant for Running out Six hundred Acres of Land in S* 
John's Parish which Warrant was Expired in its Term 
and the land not yet laid out Therefore Praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time the Surveyer general might 
be enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on the said 
Warrant that the land so ordered him might be Sur- 
veyed* — 

Resoi^ved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Stevens Setting forth that 
he had formerly ordered him three hundred Acres of 
Land in S' Andrew's Parish which had been Surveyed and 
a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
Should have Passed Therefore Praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer 
general might be ordered to Prepare and certify a Plan 
thereof for that Purpose — 

ResoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted 



220 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petn. of 
Jno. Upton 
for 100 Acres 
elapsed 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of John Upton Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
in S^ Paul's Parish which had been Surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the 
time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same Should 
have Passed Therefore Praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his Maj- 
esty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer gen- 
eral might be ordered to Prepare and certify a Plan there- 
of for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Jna Green 
Jnnr. forSOO 
Acres elapsed 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of John Green Jun' Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him three hundred Acres of 
Land in S' Paul's Parish which had been Surveyed and a 
Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
Should have Passed Therefore Praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be Permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and certi- 
fy a plan thereof for that Purpose — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 



JANUARY, 1 77 1. 221 

May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted 



Read a Petition of Frederick Odam Setting forth that 
tte peta. of he was Possessed of a deed of Gift from William Green 

Frek. Odaxn for 

iSSJlrfL^ for a Tract of Land Containing One hundred Acres in 
the Parish of S^ George formerly ordered to be laid out to 
the said William Green the Grant whereof was Elapsed 
in the Secretary's Office Therefore Praying that in Con- 
sideration of the deed aforesaid he might be Permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land in his 
Own Name — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Richard Cooper Setting forth that he 
the Petn. of had f our Negroes in the Province and had never any Land 
towb^ASSi granted him Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres 
of Land in the Parish of S* Andrew Adjoining Land 
originally Granted to John Stacey to be laid out Ob- 
long— 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
Gnmted. take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant, in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 



222 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of David Fitzgerald Setting forth that 
STvm RteJer. he had formerly ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land 
aidforiooAcr«ij^ gt Patrick's Parish. That he was desirous of Resign- 
ing One hundred Acres thereof the Same being unfit for 
Cultivation Therefore praying to have the Remaining One 
hundred Acres laid out to him in an Oblong the Swamp 
being narrow — 



Grantod. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Rodolph Strawhager Setting forth 
SdSihs^w-that he had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 
hi^foriM j^^j^j j^ gt George's Parish which when laid out not be- 
ing in Right Angles with land of the Petitioner adjoining 
the Same the Surveyer general Refused to Pass the Plat 
thereof thro* his Office Therefore Praying that the Sur- 
veyer general might be Permitted and directed to Certify 
and Pass a Piatt of the said One hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land Agreeable to a Sketch Annexed 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
^^^'*"*^' take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Peter Nephew Setting forth that he 

tii«Peta.«E had been many years in the Province and had Several 

fMWAam Family Rights for which he had not yet Obtained any 

Land Therefore Praying for fifty Acres of Land in S* 



JANUARY, 1771. 223 

Andrew's Parish to adjoin Lands whereon he was Set- 
tled and Land of Daniel and Murdoc M'^Cloud — 

ResoIvV^d That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
^^'^*^' take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 



tlMP6tll.«f 

PMerNephciw 



Read a Petition of the said Peter Nephew Setting forth 
that he had Several Family Rights for which he had yet 
injoAcnB Obtained no Land Therefore Pra)ring for fifty Acres of 
Land in S* Andrew's Parish adjoining the land whereon 
he was Settled to be laid out on three Lines — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
^*«»*^ take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Christopher Blanton Setting forth 
tfaeP«tii.of 9 that he had formerly ordered him One himdred and fifty 
tewSSST Acres of Land in the Parish of S* David which had been 
Surveyed and a Plat thereof returned into the Surveyer 
, general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant 
for the Same Should have Passed Therefore Praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be Permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose— 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^**"*^- doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 



224 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



tlMPetn-of 
Jiia Bowman 
for 100 Acres 



Read a Petition of John Bowman Setting forth that he 
was desirous of taking up One hundred Acres of Land on 
Skidoway Island adjoining Lands of the Petitioner but 
not having at Present Family Rights to entitule him to 
the Same Therefore Praying for a Reserve of the said 
One hundred Acres of Land for twelve Months in which 
time he had Reason to Expect a Sufficient addition of 
Slaves to Stock the Same 



Gnuited. 



Ordered That the said Land be reserved for twelve 
Months as Prayed for — 



thePetn. of 
Jno. BowniAik 
for 400 AcroB 



Read a Petition of the Said John Bowman Setting forth 
that he was desirous of taking up five hundred Acres of 
Land in the Parish of S^ Andrew adjoining land of the 
Petitioner and land granted James Wobdland but not 
having at Present Family Rights to intitule him to the 
Same Therefore Praying for a Reserve of the said four 
hundred Acres of Land for twelve Months in which time 
he had Sufficient Reason to Expect an addition of Slaves 
to Stocks the Same — 



Granted. 



Ordered That the said Land be reserved for twelve 
Months as Prayed for — 



«hePetn.of 

Ju»BrmtelMr 

forMAcrw 



Read a Petition of James Bratcher Setting forth that he 
had had no Land granted him and was desirous of Ob- 
taining Land for Cultivation Therefore Praying for fifty 
Acres of Land in S' Philip's Parish on little Coonochee-^ 
about a Mile above James Taylor's — 



JANUARY, 1771. 



225 



postponed 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed untill 
he produces a Certificate of his Character — 



Read a Petition of Robert Mackintosh Setting forth 

M>t M^iStoBh that he was desirous of Obtaining land for Cultivation 

or crea. 'pj^^^^fQ^^ Praying for One hundred and fifty Acres of 

Land in the Parish of Christ Church on the Branches of 

little Ogeeche about two Miles above Ogechee Bridges — 

rejected ORDERED That the Said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of Janies Brown Setting forth that he 
the Petn. of had Some time ago entered a Caveat in the Secretary's 
aheMPinffona Office against a Grant passing to John Grearson for One 
hundred Acres of Land in the Parish of S* George ordered 
him Therefore praying that a day might be appointed 
when he might be heard in Support of his said Caveat 
the Petitioner hopeing to give Sufficient Reasons why the 
said John Grearson should not Obtain a Grant for the 
said Land — 



Granted. 



Ordered That the Parties do appear on Next Land 
day and that notice be given by Brown to Grearson to at- 
tend — 



anftffidt.of 
Davd. Green 



Read an Affidavit of David Green Setting forth that 
John Higdon was served with an Order of Council for 
Attending the first Tuesday in November to be heard on 
a Caveat Entred against him by Philip Elphinstone — 



Ordered That as Higdon tho' Served with Notice 
ESwnrtlS? did not Attend that the Land in Question be ordered El- 
phinstone — 

Read the Presentments made by the Grand Jury at the 
the Present- l^st Sessious and the Same being taking into Considera- 
GiSSid'jw tion Resolved that the Subject Matter of the first Present- 
ment be Recommended to the Commons house of Assem- 

l5cr— vol n 



226 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

bly and that the other Presentments do Come properly 
within the Authority of the Judpes of the general Court 
and the private Majestrates 

Ordered That the Clerk do Carry a Copy of this Res- 
olution to the Commons house of Assembly — 

Read a Report of Thomas Shruder Deputy Surveyer 
gSSJ^SS** general Re^)ecting a lots of Land at Yamacraw between 
CoocwTLrt ^j^^ ^j^^ j^^^g Number Eight and Nine formerly Petitioned 
for by Moses Nunes : and the Same being taken into Con- 
sideration — 

^ ^ Resoi^ved That the Petition of the said Moses Nunes 

oraared to 

MoBM Nun«« for the said Lott of Land be granted — 

Read a Letter of James Bullock to his Excellency and 
BuSiSftoifi*' ^^^ ^ Memorial of the said James Bullock to his Excellen- 
Exoriiy. cy and their honors in Support of a Caveat entered by him 
against a Grant passing to Mary Douglass for Six hun- 
dred Acres of Land in the Parish of Christ Church for- 
merly ordered to her and the said Mary Douglass and 
John Douglass her Son being heard in Answer to the 
Memorial of the said James Bullock. 



tli6600 Aeres 



ResoIvVED That the grant for the said Six hundred 
nottopMato ^^^^ ^^ Land do not pass to the said Mary Douglass. It 
Mny KoffiMs being the Opinion of the Board that the Matter in Dispute 
between the said Mary Douglass and James Bullock Re- 
specting the said Land Should be determined by a differ- 
ent Jurisdiction 

Read a Petition of William Greemes Setting forth that 
^ Petn. of During: the late Warr with France he had the honor to 
for 8000 AcfOB 5^ Master of one of his Majesty's Ships of Warr at the 
Reduction of Louisbourg the Certificate of which the Peti- 
tioner did Sometime Since Committ to the Care of M' 
William Telfair, who Could not then find the Same 



pos^Doned 



JANUARY, 1771. 227 

Therefore Praying for two thousand Acres of Land 
within three Miles of the River Alatamaha — on a Reserve 
for Twelve Months or untill the Petitioner Could lay 
before the Board Sufficient Vouchers of his having Served 
in the Station aforesaid — 

Ordered That the said Petition be Postponed untill 
he Produces a Certificate of his having Served his Majesty 
in America during the late Warr and that he is a reduced 
Officer and what Rank he bears as Master of a Ship of 
Warr with Officers in the Land Service — 

«jiutioeappd. Ordered That Elijah Brazill be appointed a Justice 
It S^'^'^'of the Peace for the Parish of S^ George— 

On Reading the Petitiones of Sundry Persons Just Ar- 
^s^SS^Ki. rived in the Province in the Ship Hopewell Thomas Ash 
1^^^ Master from Belfast in Ireland in behalf of themselves and 
^S^*""** Families Praying that Tracts of Land might be ordered 
them in the Township of Queensborough and Lots of 
Land in the Town of Queensborough — And the said Pe- 
titiones being taken into Consideration Resolved that the 
Several Tracts and lots of Land in the Town and Town- 
ship of Queensborough be laid out as follows Viz' 

To Robert Rodgers 450 Acres and one Town Lott— 

James Rodgers 200 one ditto — 

William Skelly . . .250 one ditto- 
John Allen .400 one ditto- 
David Alexander . . 500 one ditto- 
William Sampson. . 150 one ditto- 
Joseph Beatty 500 ^ne ditto- 
Patrick M'Gee 100 one ditto— 



228 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants Viz' 



To Saniuel 
David 



luel Bacon. . . .300 Acres) j„ g. John's Parish- 
id Brydie . . . . 150 Acres) -^ 



Charles Golightly 200 Acres] 

Noble Wimberly Jones Esq'J-In S* George's Parish — 
1800 AcresJ 

John Hall & George Har-1 

nage 150 Acres j- In S* Matthew's Parish — 

John Stirk .... 500 AcresJ 



Michael Illy . . ... 300 Acres 
David Lewis . . . . 100 Acres 
Rob* Rae George) 500 Acres 
Whitefield & O] 



In S' Paul's Parish- 



Thomas Peacock i5oAcres}T ot a j > n • 1. 
Peter Sallens . . 150 AcresJ S' Andrew s Parish- 

William Brown Esq' 400 Acres In Christ Church Par** 

Israel Bird Ab° Bird & Hugh Bryan 400 Acres In 
S* Philip's Parish 



JANUARY, 1771. 229 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber at 
Savannah on Friday the 11*^ January 1771 

Present — 
His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 



rj3 

Ija 



fames Habersham 
James Edw** Powell 
The Hon****' ^ James Read 

^ Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 




A Memorial of the Principal Merchants of the Town of 
Savannah, the Inhabitants and Land holders of the said 
Town and the Captain's of Merchant Ships and other Ves- 
sels thereunto belonging and Trading thereto was Pre- 
sented to his Excellency. And Read in the words following 
Viz* 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq' Captain General 
and Commander in Chief in an over his Majesty's Prov- 
ince of Georgia. The Members of his Majesty's honora- 
ble Council and the Honorable the Commons House of 
Assembly in General Assembly met. 

The humble Memorial of the Principal Merchants of 
the Town of Savannah the Inhabitants and Land holders 
of the said Town and the Captains of Merchant Ships and 
other Vessels thereunto belonging and Trading thereto — 

Sheweth That your Memorialists having Observed in 
a Memorial &c Your ExccUeucy's Speech at the Opening of the Present 

«oncer]iflr« new -^ *^ x- o 

SSJm^^" Session that you was Pleased to recommend to the Con- 
sideration of the honorable Commons house of Assembly, 
the ruinous Condition of Fort George and the necessity 
there appeared to be of having a Fort upon Cockspur 
Island, for the Security of the navigation of this River 



230 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

and to Prevent Malignant distempers being brought inta 
this Province and to enforce the execution of other Salu- 
tary Laws thereof and having farther Observed, by your 
Excellencys Message Subsequent to your Speech, that you 
again urge and recommend to their Consideration, the 
expediency of having a Fort built on Some Convenient 
Spot at the Entrance of this River ; and having also seen 
that in Consequence of your Excellency's Speech and 
Message, the hon***' the Commons house of Assembly 
appointed a Committee of their hon**^* house to go down 
and fix upon a proper Spot of Ground for that Purpose 
which they having Accordingly done, and reported the 
Same and the Sum which in their Opinion, it will take to 
erect a respectable Fort thereon — We therefore with the 
greatest deference beg leave to lay before you, our appre- 
hensions and fears, lest the the Present fluctuating and 
uncertain State of Affairs in Europe, should be Produc- 
tive of a War between Great Britain and Some of the 
Maritime Powers, which Event may Prove of very Per- 
nicious Consequences to the Trade and Navigation of this 
Province in its Present Difenceless Condition and Per- 
haps to the ruin of the Inhabitants of the Principal Towns 
and the Neighbouring Plantations And to humbly Pray 
that such a Fort might be Erected as might answer the 
Salutary Purposes beifore mentioned, and also be able to 
Repell the Attempts of Privateers, and to Secure the Navi- 
gation of this River from them, and other Sea Rovers. 
All which we hope and even assure ourselves (from the 
Experience, we have had of the Wisdom and Publick 
Spirit of every Branch of the Legislature) will be Speedily 
done — 

And your Memorialists Shall ever Pray 

Signed by 70. of the Merchants. Inhabitants. Land- 
holdes and Captains of Vessels — 



JANUARY, 1771. 281 

GEORGIA At a Council in the Council Chamber at 
Savannah on Friday the 25"* January 1771 

Present — 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
James Mackay 
The Hon"* -I James Read \ Esquires 

James Edw^ Powell 
Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 

A Memorial of Cornelius M^'Carty Carpenter was read 
in the Words following Viz* 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq"" Captain General 
Governor & Commander in Chief in and Over his Majes- 
ty's Province of Georgia the Members of the hon"* Coun- 
cil and Commons house of Assembly in General Assembly 
met— 

The Memorial of Cornelius M^'Carty Carpenter — 

Humbly Sheweth 

That your Memorialist being informed that the Sum 
of £3000 was Some time Since Granted by an Act of As- 
sembly of this Province for Building a new Light house 
upon Tybey Island and that a Bill was now under Consid- 
eration of the hon"* Commons house of Assembly for An- 
nulling and making Void the Same from an Opinion as 
your Memorialist humbly Conceives, "that the Present 
Old Light House with. Small Repairs, would Stand 
for many Years, and the Public thereby freed from the 
Expense of building a new one for a Considerable time. 
Your Memorialist therefore begs leave to represent to 



232 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

your Excellency and the Members of the hon**** houses of 
cSSS^"^ Assembly "That about the year 1759 the Commissioners 
o^erK.y« appointed for keeping in repair the Light house on Tybey 
onTybeeWand Island did Employ your Memorialist to repair the Same, 
which he did as fully as was in his Power" That by the 
many Violent Gales of Wind which have since happened 
(as he presumes) the Additional Base which your Memo- 
rialist then gave to the house, was now in a great Measure 
rendered Useless. Especially to the North West! the 
Principal Timbers and Frame of the Original Building 
much decayed, And the whole (as your Memorialist hum- 
bly Conceives from a very late Examination which he per- 
sonally made of the Same) in a ruinous Condition and 
Incapable of Standing long, Your Memorialist from these 
Considerations was therefore Induced to lay before your 
Excellency and the hon^*® Members of both houses of As- 
sembly. The following Proposals for your Considera- 
tion 

!•* That he will at his own Proper Cost — Charge and 
Expense, Build or Cause to be built (on such Part of the 
Island of Tybee as he might be directed by Commission- 
ers appointed for that Purpose) a Light house of the 
Same height, form and Shape, of the Present light house 
the Frame to be made of good and Sufficient Pine Tim- 
ber, Placed on a brick foundation well Secured under- 
neath with Piles or Plank, and Shingled on the out Side 
from bottom to top with good Cypruss Shingles (which 
will best Secure the Frame) for the Sum of Twelve hun- 
dred Pounds Current Money of Georgia — 

2^ He will (tho* he thinks the Undertaking might be 
Attended with Some Danger to the People Employed in 
the Work) undertake to repair the Present Light house 
in the most Effectual Manner it can be done. By Splicing 
the defective Parts of the Frame, or Putting in New 
Pieces where it may be done with Safety. Putting on new 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 



233 



Weather Boards where Wanted Glazing, or Closing up 
the Windows to Prevent Rain beating in repairing the 
floors and Stairs making the roof tight and Improving 
the foundation in the fullest Manner in his Power, for 
the Sum of Six hundred Pounds Current Money of 
Georgia — 

Your Memorialist humbly Submits the Premises to 
your Excellency & honors Consideration & is &"" 

Cornelius M^'Carty 



thePetiLCxf 
Jno Smith 
for 100 Acres 



Granted. 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 5'** February 
1771 

Present 

» 
His Excellency James Wright Esq' 



f James Habersham 
The Hon»*'« ^ Noble Jones 

[ James Edw^ Powell 
[Lewis Johnson j 



I 



Esq" 



Read a Petition of John Smith Setting forth that he 
had been Some time in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres of 
Land in S* George*s Parish near Land of James Fitz- 
gerald — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 



234 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL^ 



thePetiLof 
Jno. Smith fcr 
100 AeiM 



Granted. 



Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Smith Setting forth that he 
had been sometime Resident in the Province had had no 
Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres of 
Land in S' George's Parish near Duke's Pond — 

RESOI.VED That oh Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Andrew Hamilton Setting forth that 
he was lately arrived from Ireland had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres of Land 
in Queensborough Settlement and one Town Lot in 
Queensborough 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Simpson Setting forth that 

jm. sSwot ^^ ^^^ ^^^ some time in the Province and was desirous 

for»o Acres to obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife and a Child 

Therefore praying for two hundred Acres of Land on a 



thePetn. of 
Andw. 
Hamilton fcr 
100 Acres 



Granted 



Granted 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 235 

Branch of Buck head in S' George's Parish to be run Ob- 
long 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Hickey setting forth that he 
tije Petn. of had Served as a private Soldier for the Space of thirteen 

Jno. Hick«y for '^ '^ 

soAcrw Years (Ending the 19^** day of January 1764) in One of 
his Majesty's Independant Cortipanies Under the Com- 
mand of Captain James Coldar doeing duty in South Car- 
olina Therefore praying for fifty Acres of Land adjoin- 
ing the upper Tract of land of Zechariah Fann on M""- 
Bean's Swamp in the Parish of S* Paul — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
Granted, take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Beasley Setting forth that he 
&wS«riJy^^ desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore 
for 100 AcTM Praying for One hundred Acres of Land in S* Matthew's 

Parish near Land ordered the Hon*'* John Graham Esq'' 

to be laid out Oblong — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 

^''■"*^ take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 

from this date and that he doth also Register the said 

Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 



286 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petn. cxf 
Mathw. 
Anderson for 
150 Acres 



Granted 



Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted but the Grant not to be signed until 
Petitioner bring his Family into the Province 

Read a Petition of Matthew Anderson Setting forth 
that he had been some time a Resident in the Province 
and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation There- 
fore Praying for One hundred and fifty Acres of Land in 
S* George's Parish adjoining Land of William Pinder 
on a Branch of Buck head to be laid out in an Oblong the 
Swamp being narrow — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of James Welsh setting forth that he 
^e P«tn. of had been some time Resident in the Province and was de- 

Jas. Welsh for 

100 Acres sirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore Praying 
for One hundred Acres of Land in S' Matthew's Parish 
on the Waters of Turkey Branch near John Maynard's — 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Jones Setting forth that he 
TfeT^esfor^*^^ ^^" somctime Resident in the Province had had no 
100 Acres Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 



237 



Granted. 



Cultivation Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres of 
Land in S* Matthew's Parish on the three Runs — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Georffe Frasier 
for 1000 Acres 



Granted 



Read a Petition of George Frasier setting forth that 
during the late Warr with France and Spain he had the 
honor to serve as Lieu* in his Majesty's 78"* Regiment of 
foot Commanded by CoP Simon Frasier at the Reduction 
of Louisbourg and Quebeck Therefore praying for One 
thousand Acres of Land in S* John's Parish about eight 
Miles from Land of James Taylor and one Mile from 
Land of his Excellency James Wright Esq*" 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 



the Petn- of 
Thoe. Yonnff 
for 460 Acres 



rejected 



Read a Petition of Thomas Young setting forth that 
he had been many years Settled in the Province with his 
Family Consisting of a Wife and Six Children and had 
hitherto no Land granted him Therefore Praying for four 
hundred and fifty Acres of vacant Land adjoining Land 
of the Petitioner in the district of white Bluff — 

Ordered That the said Petition be rejected the land 
being in the Barony 



236 



<,^ 



^V£^ jg} Hawthorn Setting forth 

yv pttid'^'' "^^'ffrs Resident in the Province 

■*'• * fif^d ' ^^ wjaw/ ^.^ gnd ivas desirous to Obtain 

• t/>^( "j^ol^'^^Lyiiig a \Vife and three Children 

gf^f^ '""^J'%r Colt''^^""lor two Small Points of Land on 

*" ^refof^ ^"^^"fand two Small Hammocks Opposite 

^yftit'"^'^'' ning '" ^^^ whole about One hundred 

thereto' Co"t^ 

v£D 'That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
t^ out a GrsLnt for the said Land within 'Seven Months 
I tn this date and that he doth also Register the said 
rrant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
cfx Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
jj^t be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
petition is granted — 



of 



Read a Petition of Richard Wylly setting forth that he 
had been Several years Resident in the Province and was 
*g/^2 Possessed of four Negroe Slaves Therefore praying for 
'** three hundred Acres of Land in the Parish of Christ 

Church adjoining Land of Alexander Wylly — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
o«««*^ take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Alexander Carey setting forth that 

the Petn. of he had been some time Resident in the Province and was 

fOTWo Acres & desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore 

Praying for One hundred Acres of Land and one Lott in 

the town of Queensborough on Reserve — 

Ordered That the said Land be reserved as prayed 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 239 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Simpson Setting forth that 

^K^Tstai^ she had sometime since ordered her Eighteen hundred and 
lor I860 Ac*, gf^^ ^^^.^ ^^ j^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ p^j^j^ ^^ g, pj^jjjp^g ^^ Family 

Right which upon Examination was found not to be va- 
cant Therefore praying for Eighteen hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land about three Miles back from the River Ala- 
tamaha in Lieu of the Land formerly ordered her — 



Granted. 



the Petn. cxf 
Wm. TelfAir 
for 600 Acres 



<}nuitocl 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that she doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Telfair Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him five hundred Acres of Land 
on Family Right which Land on Examination y/as found 
not to be vacant Therefore praying for five htmdred Acres 
of Land between the River Alatamaha and Middleton's 
Cowpen about three Miles from the said River in Lieu 
of the land formerly ordered him. 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of John Brydie Setting forth that he 
the Petn. of had been many years an Inhabitant of the province and 
iMAeiee "'had never apply 'd for or had any land granted him There- 
fore praying for One hundred Acres of Land adjoining 



238 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petn. of 
NathL 

Hawthorn for 
H)0 Acres 



Gimnted. 



Read a Petition of Nathaniel Hawthorn Setting forth 
that he had been many Years Resident in the Province 
had had no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
Land for Cultivation having a Wife and three Children 
Therefore praying for two Small Points of Land on 
Whitmarsh Island and two Small Hammocks Opposite 
thereto Containing in the whole about One himdred 
Acres. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within 'Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Richard Wylly setting forth that he 
had been Several years Resident in the Province and was 
Possessed of four Negroe Slaves Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres of Land in the Parish of Christ 
Church adjoining Land of Alexander Wylly — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Alexander Carey setting forth that 

the Petn. of he had been some time Resident in the Province and was 

fOTio6Aeiei& desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore 

Praying for One hundred Acres of Land and one Lott in 

the town of Queensborough on Reserve — 

Ordered That the said Land be reserved as prayed 

Gx»nt«d. |qj._ 



the Petn. of 
IUehd.WyI]y 
foraoOAem 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 239 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Simpson Setting forth that 
^K^Tstai^ she had sometime since ordered her Eighteen hundred and 
i6ri860Aci«. gj^^ ^^^^ ^^ j^^^^^ j^ ^j^^ p^^.^j^ ^^ gt phiHp's on Family 

Right which upon Examination was found not to be va- 
cant Therefore praying for Eighteen hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land about three Miles back from the River Ala- 
tamaha in Lieu of the Land formerly ordered her — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
Granted, ^.^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that she doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Telfair Setting forth that 
wn/lSfi^ he had heretofore ordered him five hundred Acres of Land 
lor 600 Acres ^j^ Family Right which Land on Examination )vas found 
not to be vacant Therefore praying for five hundred Acres 
of Land between the River Alatamaha and Middleton's 
Cowpen about three Miles from the said River in Lieu 
of the land formerly ordered him. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
<^'^ttd take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Brydie Setting forth that he 
the Petn. of had been many years an Inhabitant of the province and 
iMAerw "'had ncver apply'd for or had any land granted him There- 
fore praying for One hundred Acres of Land adjoining 



240 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted. 



th« Petn. cxf 
SirPatk. 
Soastounfor 
400 Acr«8 



Grmnted. 



the Petn. of 
George 
Strobardt for 
100 Acres 



Granted. 



Land of his Father and Luke Dean and William Moxel 
in- the Parish of S* George for Cultivation — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Sir Patrick Houstoun Baron* setting 
forth that he was possessed of Sundry Slaves now in tlie 
Province for whom he had not yet had any land granted 
him Therefore praying for four hundred Acres of Land 
adjoining his Plantation in S* Andrew's Parish — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Strobardt setting forth that 
he was desirous of taking up One hundred Acres of vacant 
Land adjoining Westerly a Tract of Land Originally 
granted Jacob Hansler and Goshen Creek now the prop- 
erty of the Petitioner Therefore praying that the said One 
hundred Acres of Land might be ordered to be laid out 
to him — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 



241 



not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
G«orse 
Stzobwrdt f or 
160 Aciw 



Read a Petition of George Strobardt setting forth that 
he was desirous of taking up One hundred and fifty Acres 
of vacant Land adjoining to the Eastward a Tract of Land 
Originally granted Jacob Hansler on Goschen Creek now 
the Property of the Petitioner Therefore praying that the 
said One hundred and fifty Acres of Land might be or- 
dered to be laid out to him — 



RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
Granted, take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the; said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
George Fraeier 
for 600 Acres 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of George Frasier Setting forth that 
during the late Warr with France and Spain he had the 
honor to Serve as Lieu* in his Majesty's 78*** Regiment of 
foot Commanded by CoP Simon Frazier at the Reduction 
of Louisbourgh and Quebeck Therefore Praying for five 
hundred Acres of Land in S* Philip's Parish upon the 
South Branch of black Creek about three Miles from Land 
granted to the Children of Alexander Wylly — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

16cr— TolU 



342 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Read a Petition of George Frasier Setting forth that 
Geor^?]5«rM:« during the late Warr with France and Spain he had the 
^ ***■ honor to serve as Lieu* in his Majesty's 78"* Regiment of 
foot Commanded by Col* Simon Frazier at the Reduction 
of Louisbourgh and Quebeck Therefore Praying for five 
hundred Acres of Land to join a Tract of five hundred 
Acres of Land already apply'd for in the Parish of S* 
Philip's— 



Granted. 



tfaePetii.of 
George 
Strobudtfcr 
2G0|Acies 



Gzmnted. 



the Petn. of 
Georse 
Strobftidtfov 
260 Aoee 



R^soi^VED That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Strobardt setting forth that 
he was Settled with his family in the Province Consisting 
of a Wife three Children and thirty eight Slaves for whom 
he had not had any Land granted him Therefore Praying 
for two hundred and fifty Acres of Land in S^ Matthew's 
Parish adjoining Land of William Ewen and Henly — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Strobardt Setting forth that 
he was desirous of taking up Two hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land in the Parish of Christ Church adjoining Lands 
of John Cheick Therefore Praying that the said Two hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land might be ordered to be laid 
out to him — 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 



243 



Gnwted. 



the Petn. of 
Dftvid Ftanen 
for 100 Acres 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of David Flemen Setting forth that he 
had been an Inhabitant of this Province for some years 
and had had no Land granted him and was desirous to 
Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One 
hundred Acres of Land within the Tract Reserved for the 
People Called Quakers Commonly called Wrightsbor- 
ough — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jane Bourquin setting forth that her 
ttiePeto. of husband Benedict Bourquin deceased had some time Since 
Ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land in the 
Parish of Christ Church the Grant for which was not 
Perfected dureing his life time Therefore Praying that a 
Grant might Pass for the said Land in her Name but in 
Trust for her Son Benedict Bourquin a Minor the Child 
of her late husband — 



Granted. 



Jane Boaxqain 
Widw.forlfiO 
Acres the 
Cfcant to Pass 
to her in Trust 
forlier Son 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 

Granted, take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 

from this date and that she doth also Roister the said 

Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 

Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 



244 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



tiMPetn. of 
ChcGavenah 
for 100 Aer«B 



Granted 



not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Charles Cavenah Setting forth that 
he had been some time An Inhabitant of this Province 
had had no Land granted him Therefore Praying for One 
hundred Acres of Land in S* George's Parish to take in 
Part of the whole formerly ordered John Sellers — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Frasier setting forth that he 
was lately arrived with his family Consisting of a Wife 
fSrSoAcres three Children and Six Negroes with an Intention of Set- 
tling in the Province Therefore Praying for Six hundred 
Acres in S* John's Parish adjoining Land of Jesse Stalling 
on Family Right for Cultivation — 



thoPetn* of 



Granted. 



the Petn. of 
ThoB. Sullivan 
for 250 Aerea 
Elapsed 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also Register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within 
Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May 
not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Sullivan Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land in S* David's Parish which had been Sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer gen- 
eral's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for 
the Same should have Passed Therefore Praying that not- 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 



245 



Granted. 



thePetii.of 
SethSlocumb 
for 100 Acres 
Elapsed 



withstanding the lapse of time he might be Permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and cer- 
tify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Rt^d a Petition of Seth Slocumb setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
in S* George's Parish which had been Surveyed and a 
Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore Praying that notwithstand- 
ing the Lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to Prepare and certify a 
Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Perry Setting forth that he 

thePetn. of had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres 

^^oaSS of Land in S' George's Parish which had been Surveyed 

and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 



Granted. 



246 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
Same should have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Roister 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. 'of 
Peter Sallens 
for 260 Acres 
Elapsed 



Read a Petition of Peter Sallens Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land in S* David's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
Same should have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 



247 



Read a Petition of Mary Dunham & John Sandiford 
iuJu^hSL Executors of the last Will of William Dunham deceased 
Sandiford Setting forth that they had Some time Since apply'd for a 
wm. Dtmiuun Grant to Pass m their Names but in Trust for the Sons of 

xor 800 Acres 1 1 v • « « • t-n, 

EUpaed William Dunham deceased for a Tract of three hundred 

. Acres of Land in the Parish of S* David which was Or- 
dered Accordingly but the Piatt thereof was Elapsed ii| 
the Surveyer general's Office Therefore praying that not^ 
withstanding the lapse of time they might be permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



Granted. 



R^OLVED That on Condition only that the Petitioners 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that they doth also Roister 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Jacob Whitters Setting forth thai 
ttie Peto. of he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and fifty 

Jacob Whitters '' 

tor^Aciee Acres of Land in S* Jame's Parish which had been Sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer gen- 
eral's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant 
for the Same Should have Passed Therefore praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and cer- 
tify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Grmnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 

Months frohi this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 

in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 



248 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty- 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



thaPetiLOif 
Al«n. Wells 
for 260 Acrea 



Read a Petition of Absolum Wells Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land in S^ George's Parish which had been Sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer gen- 
eral's Office but the time was elapsed in which a Grant for 
the Same should have Passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Ordered That the said Petition be Postponed untill 

Postponed it be known whether the Petitioner was not the Person 

Convicted of killing Cattle the last Court of Sessions — 



llMPetn.of 
WnLPixm^ 
for 160 Acres 
Blspd. 



rejeeted 



Read a Petition of William Pinnell Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him One hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land in S' George's Parish (that the said Land 
had been Caveated by one Saunders and his Caveat dis- 
charged which had been Surveyed and a Plan thereof 
returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the time 
was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same should have 
Passed Therefore Praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be Permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer general 
might be ordered to Prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that Purpose — 

Ordered That the said Petition be rejected for Spe- 
cial Reasons the said One hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land be reserved and not granted to any Person — 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 249 

Read a Petition of John Poison Setting forth that a 
^o.pSSii"for Tract of Land of Two thousand Acres heretofore or- 
Grant to Paw dered to be laid out to Mark Carr deceased, the Grant 
for which had been Omitted to be taken out. That after 
the death of the said Mark Carr the aforesaid Tract of 
Land was on the Petition of Judith Poison Daughter of 
the said Mark Carr and then the Wife of the Petitioner 
ordered to be granted to her in her own Name the Grant 
whereof Elapsed after her death Therefore Praying that 
in Consideration of his Marriage aforesaid and also of 
the Several Exi>ences Improvements he had since the 
death of his: said Wife Caused to be made on the said 
Tract of Land that a Grant for the same might Pass in 
his own Rights — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Wycke Setting forth that 
^ww^ke he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred Acres of 
BUpSu ^*^'** Land which had been Surveyed and returned and a fiat 
for the Same Passed by the Attorney general but the 
time was Elapsed in which the Grant should have been 
taken out Therefore Praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be Permitted to take out his Maj- 
esty's Grant for the said Land and that the Secretary 
might be ordered to Prepare the Same 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (AgreeaJ)le to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 



250 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



tlM Fwtn. of 
Andw. 
HMnptonfoc 
800 Acres 



Gimntod. 



the Petn. of 
Wm. Pinnal 
for 150 Acres 
Elapssd 



ter the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Andrew Hamptc«i Setting forth 
that he had heretofore ordered him three hundred Acres 
of Land in S* David's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and returned and a fiat for the Same Passed by the At- 
torney general but the time was Elapsed in which the 
Grant should have been taken out Therefore Praying 
that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might he Per- 
mitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land 
and that the Secretary miight be ordered to Prepare the 
Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Pinndl Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him One hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land in S* George's Parish which had been Sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer gen- 
eral's Office t||Ut the time was Elapsed in which a Grant 
for the Same should have Passed Therefqre Praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be Permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare 
and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose 



Postponed. Ordered That the said Petition be Postponed untill 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 251 

the Petitioner attends to give a more Satisfactory Ac- 
count of the Situation of the Land Petitioned for — 

Read a Petition of Christopher hinds Setting forth 

cS^^bLt ^^^ ^^ ^^^ 5"* ^^y ^^ April 1757 John Michael Herst 
J^j^^«^ had fifty Acres of Land granted him in the Miln Dis- 
trict of Ebenezer, that after the death of the said John 
Michael Herst the Petitioner married his Widow that 
the Petitioner was now Called on for Payment of Sun- 
dry debts left unpaid by the said John Michael Herst and 
he had never received nor knows of any Effects left by 
the said Michael Herst were with to Pay the said Debts, 
but the said fifty Acres of Land Therefore Praying that 
he ntight have granted him Such Relief in the Premisses, 
as the Board shall Seen meet — 

»j«5ted Ordered That the said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of William Gibbons Senior Acting 
WmT^Sns Executor to Joseph Gibbons deceased Setting forth that 
&Sto^S£ the late Joseph Gibbons Some time before his death at 
aS^'S'SiI? Publick Sale bought a Piece of Land Seised and Sold 
Piovt. Marshal by the Provost Marshal containing One hundred Acres 
Originally laid out for Andrew Way butting and bound- 
ing on the West on Lands granted to John Graves now 
the Property of William Graves on the Eastward by 
Lands granted Alexander Low now the Property of 
Joseph Gibbons's Estate to the South on Lands Granted 
Isaac Geredeaux now the Property of John Martin That 
since his descease the Purchase Money was tendered to 
the Provost Marshal but it appearing that no Grant had 
ever issued, Titles for the Same CotUd not be made that 
the said deceased by his Will ordered the said Land to 
his Daughter Hannah Therefore Praying that a Grant 
for the said Land might Pass to Hannah the Daughter 
of the said deceased Accordingly — 



252 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Resolved That on Ccwidition that the Petitioner 
Granted, j^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted upon Proof of the Facts 
Ascerted — 

His Excellency the Governour Signed the following 
Grants Viz^ 

To Thomas Ayres 5CX) Acres } j^ g^ p^^,,^ p^^j^^ 
Peter Pans 250 Acres ) 

Benjamin Andrew 350 Acres Ij ot t i. » t^ • i_ 
Johi Martin 84 Acres J ^" ^ J°^" « ^^^'^ 

In S^ George's Parish 



Stephen Forrester 300 Acres 
George Galphin 100 Acres 
John Golphin 100 Acres 
John Green 200 Acres 



Matthew Marshall 100 Acres Queensborough — 

John Fox 500 Acres 1 

James Spalding 200 Acres V In S* David's Parish 

James Spalding 150 Acres J 

Viet Lietner 150 Acres \j otnir 4.4.U » td • u 
Andrew M^Currie 50 Acres} ^^ ^^ Matthew s Pansh 

William Rian 250 Acres In S^ Andrews Parish — 

Richard Williamson 450 Acres In S' Philip's Par- 
ish — 

George Galphin Jun'* 100 Acres In S' George & S* 

Paul's Parish- 
Jacob Yakely 200 Ceres In Christ Church Parish 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 



263 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 



at Savannah on 
1771 



Friday the 22* February 



Present 



His Excellency James Wright Esq' 



The Hon*^**- 



James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Jolm Graham 
James Edw** Powell 
Lewis Johnson 



Esquire 



His Excellency addressed himself to the Board in the 
following Manner Viz* 

Gentlemen 

I meet you in Council this afternoon in Order to State 
AnAddrMB and lay before you Some Proceedings of the house of 

xfOUl iu8 

^^'toSie Assembly In the Course of this Week, which I Conceive 
oSm^*^ to be of a very Extraordinary nature, and which I shall 
Concerning the <io as briefly as Possible. On my Return to town on 
of Afl8emb5°^ Wednesday and Examining the Journal of Proceedings 
of the house of Assembly I was much Surprized to See 
that a Committee appointed by that house to Examine 
the Proceedings of the Courts of Justice, and to enquire 
into the State of Publick Offices, had taken upon them 
of their Own Authority, to Resolve to examine all Per- 
sons on Oath, and did Actually tender an Oath to M'' 
Moodie the Deputy Secretary, and here I must Observe 
that this Committee had no Authority to Examine any 
Person on Oath, aftd that all Oath must be lawfull either 
allowed by Common Law, or some Statute, and required 
by Persons having legal Power so to do, and that it is 
a Rule founded on Law Reason and Justice, that no 
Man is bound or shall be Compelled to Accuse himself^ 



264 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

and that a Witness shall not be Examined, where his 
Evidence tends either to clear or Accuse himself, and 
which is also Elucidated and Supported by Act of Par- 
liament, and on M' Moodie's refusing to take the Oath 
tendered it appears that the said Committee declared 
their Opinion that such Refusal was a Presumptuous 
breach of the privilege of the house and a daring Con- 
tempt of the Authority of the said Committee: and I 
was equally Siuprized to find, that the house had Agreed 
to the Report made by the Committee and ordered the 
Speaker to issue his Warrant directed to the Messenger 
Attending the house, and the Acting Provost Marshal 
to take and Commit the Body of the said Thomas Moodie 
Immediately to the Common Goal in Savannah there to 
remain during the Pleasure of the house, and on which 
Warrant M' Moodie acquainted me he was Actually 
taken into Custody Yesterday, and I have received fur- 
ther Information, that he is now Confined in the Com- 
mon Goal in the same Room with a Man lately Con- 
victed of Perjury and who Stood on the Pillory for the 
Same, and a Negroe Prisoner, and I was also much Sur- 
prized to find by the Journal of the Assembly, that on 
Wednesday last, on the order of the day for taking into 
Consideration, the entring upon a Tax Bill being read, 
and a Motion made that the house would order in a Tax 
Bill for the Present year the Same Passed in the Nega- 
tive and it was resolved that the house would not enter 
upon a Tax Bill for the Present Year, the Parishes of 
S' David, S' Patrick S* Thomas & S' Mary's being Rep- 
resented, which Matters I should have taken Notice of 
Yesterday had they made a house While the Committee 
were merely making an Innofensive enquirey and which 
I thought might Possibly make some discovery of Abuses 
Committed by Officers, and which on a Proper Repre- 
sentation to me. I should certainly have taken due No- 
tice of. I acquiesced and had they Contented themselves 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 256 

with exerciseing moderate Powers. Possibly — I might 
have Continued Silent. But when I find the Assembly of 
Georgia and even a Committee of that Assembly, not 
only Assuming to themselves all the Powers laws and 
Custcxns of the Parliament of Great Britain, but even 
going beyond what I Conceive to be the General and 
Common Practice of the Committees of the house of 
Commons there, and when I find the house approves of. 
and endeavours to Support the Proceeding of the said 
Committee, by Arbitrarily depriving his Majesty's good 
Subjects of their Liberty, and when instead of dispatch- 
ing the necessary business of the Province and doing 
their duty to their Constituents by Providing Against 
apparent Dangers they refuse to go upon the Tax Bill 
for raising the Usual Supplies for the Support of Gov- 
ernment, and by the Reasons given for such refusal take 
upon them (to Call it no worse) in Effect to insist on his 
Majesty Complying with their request (or rather de- 
mand) Previous to their Passing a Tax Bill and that 
without Observing any degree of delicasey or even de- 
cency, in Waiting a Reascinable time for my receiving his 
Majesty's Commands on the Subject altho' I have Ac- 
quainted them that the Conduct I Observed with Respect 
to this Matter last Session had been approved by his Maj- 
esty who Considers the appointing what Places shall Send 
Representatives to the Assembly as a Matter which by 
the form and Principles of Government Established for 
this Province entirely depends upon his Royal discre- 
tion, and which his Majesty had Declared he Should 
always be ready to exercise in Such Manner as should 
be for the Interest and Welfare of this Province, when 
it should appear to be necessary either upon my Repre- 
sentation of the State of those Parishes, or on the appli- 
cation of the Inhabitants, there to be indulged in the 
Privilege of Electing Representatives, this Gentlemen is 
the answer I received on my Transmitting their Address 



256 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

and Yours on this Subject during the last Session, and 
which I received the fifth of October last : and finding that 
I was not empowered to issue those Writs of Election. 
I wrote again to his Majesty's Secretary of State on the 
eighth of October, and on the 25'** Informed the house 
that that I had Represented this Matter in Such a light, 
as I did not doubt but I should receive his Majesty's 
Permission to issue Writs for Electing Representatives 
for those Parishes and which in answer to their Message 
of the Second Instant I told them I was daily expecting 
to receive tho' there was Scarcely time for it since I wrote 
last which was by Cap^ Hall who only Sailed the 2i"' 
of October and as a Proof of the Impropriety of their 
hasty Conduct. I have now in my hands an answer to my 
last letter dated the 11^** day of december with his Maj- 
esty's Authority for issuing those very Writs. If I shall 
think fit so to do with your Advice, and this Letter I re- 
ceived the very Evening after their Resolution was en- 
tered into, a Remarkable Instance of Government At- 
tention to the affairs of this Province and to my Solicita- 
tions in its behalf. I say Gentlemen after all this, when 
I see such Resolutions entered into, and that Such a 
Spirit Prevails amongst them^ I think it a duty Incum- 
bent on me to put a Stop to such Extraordinary and in- 
temi>erate Proceedings. And as on the one hand you and 
they have ever found me Anxious to Promote and ready 
to Concur in every Proper Measure: for the Prosperity 
of the People and Province, so on the other hai^d you 
and they have good reason to believe, that I will not 
knowingly allow them to assume Powers and do things 
which I Conceive to he Improper. And I must further 
Acquaint you. that out of regard and Friendship to the 
People and Province. I this Morning Communicated my 
Sentiments on these Matters to the Speaker, and told him 
Expressly, that I would Dissolve the Assembly at One 
O'clock, unless they reconsidered their Proceeding of 



J FEBRUARY, 1771. 267 

this Week, and removed my Objections thereto and 
which I strongly recommended. I also told him. that I 
had last night received the letter above mentioned Rela- 
tive to the Southern Parishes, and on his Observing that 
the time would be too Short for Communicating what 
had Passed to the house or Members, I consented to 
defer going to the Council Chamber 'till four O'Clock 
this afternoon and as I find notwithstanding this that 
the house is adjourned till to Morrow Morning (and 
you well know not with an Intention to reconsider, or 
alter their former Proceedings) and this without giving 
me any Notice or Intimation of such adjournment and 
which is Probably with design not to meet again till 
Monday (as they Seldom Sit on Saturday Therefore I 
desire your Opinion whether from the Conduct of the 
Assembly, as now Stated and laid before you I should 
or should not Immediately dissolve them by Proclama- 
tion — And the Board having Maturely Considered of 
S^oJ^fto ^^^ Several Matters Stated were Unanimously of Opin- 
ion that the said house of Assembly ought to be Imme- 
diately dissolved by Proclamation and Advised the Same 
Accordingly. And also they Requested his Excellency to 
Permit the said State to be Published in the Gazette 
of this Province — 

His Excellency then again addressed himself to the 
Board as follows Vizt 

Honorable Gentlemen — 

I am Extremely Sorry that after you have been kept 
SS^J^' setting as an Upper house for four Months I am now. 
u^SSmSS^ from the Conduct of the house of Assembly under the 
necessity of Putting a Stop to their Proceeding's before 
the Business of the Session is finished, but Gentlemen 
in Justice to you as a branch of the l^slature. I Cannot 
Omitt returning you my thanks for the readiness you 

17 c r— TOl u 



hfa Excellency 
to dlBsoIve the 
Aseembly 



Gouncfl 



268 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

have shewn on all Occasions to discharge your duty to 
his Majesty and also to the good People of this Province, 
who if they Suffer any distress or Inconvenience, for 
want of the Several Matters recommended by me being 
Carried into Execution, or in any other manner for want 
of the L^slature they Cannot blame either Me or You 
but must Impute it wholly to the Conduct of their Repre- 
sentatives Ja Wright 

Savannah in Georgia 
Council Chamber the 
22^ February 1771 — 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq' Captain Gen- 
eral and Govemour in Chief in and over his Majesty's 
Province of Georgia — 

The Humble Address of his Majesty's Council of the 
said Province — 

May it Please your Excellency 

We the Members of his Majesty's Council of the Prov- 
£lJ^^hteMaZ ince of Georgia return your Excellency our most Sin- 
iteExSS^the cere and Cordial thanks for the very favourable Opinion 
you are Pleased to entertain of oiu* Conduct during the 
last Session of Assembly. We have ever made it out 
Study to discharge, as farr as in our Power, our duty 
to our most Gracious Sovereign, and at the Same time 
to Promote the true Interest and happiness of the good 
People of this Province — Objects which we have always 
looked up as Inseparable — It was with great Concern 
that we found our Selves Obliged from the State of the 
Proceedings of the Commons house of Assembly which 
your Excellency has been Pleased to lay before us. to 
give it as our Unanimous Opinion, that a Stop should 
be Put to their fufther Proceedings by Immediately dis- 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 269 

solving them by Proclamation. For tho' we eartiestly 
wished to have seen the Salutary and Important Matters 
recommended by your Excellency Carried into Execu- 
tion and which at this Particular Juncture: were the 
more necessary, frc«n apparent danger. Yet we Could 
not Consistent with the duty we owe our Sovereign, and 
the regard we have for the Liberties of the Inhabitants 
of this Province, give your Excellency any other Advice 
Convinced, however that whatever difficulties and dis- 
tress this County may thereby be Subjected to must, and 
Can only be Imputed to the Representatives of the Peo- 
ple and upon this Occasion we must in Justice declare that 
from the long Experience we have had of your Excel- 
lency's Administration, we ^■*'^^ well assured that as on the 
one hand you will not knowingly permit any Incroach- 
ments to be made on the Just Prerogative of the_ Crown, 
so, on the other hand, we must Testify, that you have 
always Manifested a Tender regard to the Real rights, 
and liberties of the People under your Government and 
have on all Occasions. Chearfully given your Concurence 
and Assistance to promote their Essential and permanent 
Interests — 

It is with Pleasure we learn from your Excellency that 
his Majesty has been pleased to permitt you to issue 
Writs for Electing Members to represent the Parishes 
of S' David S' Patrick S' Thomas and S' Mary's the re- 
gard and Attention paid to your Excellency's Solicita- 
tions on this Occasion, adds another Proof to the many 
we have already Experienced of his Majesty's readiness 
to grant to his faithfull Subjects in this Province what- 
ever he deems to be for their good and upon which we 
may on all future Occasions rely for he has himself as 
the True Father of his People declared from the Throne 



260 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

that he has no Interest can have none, distinct from 

his People 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
James Edw* Poweix 
Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 

Council Chamber 25'** February 1771. 

Altho we were not present when the State of the Pro- 

tiMGooneu ^^^ii^g^ of the house of Assembly was laid before the 

^J^J'JjJ^*^^ Council by his Excellency the Govemour yet we approve 

•boTeMembernj^^ Advice given by the board and Join in the above 

Address 

Francis Harris 

& 
James Read 

His Excellency's Answer to the foregoing Address 
Honorable Gentlemen 

I thank you for this Address in which you so Justly 
Express your duty and Gratitude to our most Gracious 
Sovereign, and your regard for the liberties and Wel- 
fare of the Inhabitants of this Province and for the hon- 
orable Testimony you are pleased to bear of my Conduct 

Ja: Wright 
Savannah in Georgia 
25*'' February 1771 



hisExdly's. 



MARCH, 1771. 



261 



t]MP«tO. of 

Wm. WaUaee 
for 800 Acres 



Granted. 



tlMP««ll.Of 

Hkm Notheew 

eUftforSOO 

Aeree 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday 5**" March 1771 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq*" 

r James Habersham 
I Noble Jones 

1 Lewis Johnson 
James Edw** Powell }► Esquires 
James Read I 

John Graham J 

Read a Petition of William Wallace Setting forth that 
he had resided for some time in this Province had had 
no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain a Tract 
for Cultivation having a Wife and four Children There- 
fore praying for two hundred Acres of Land in S* Pat- 
rick's Parish on the great Kioka Creek to join Abraham 
Air's Land — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Netherclift Setting forth 
that he had had Land granted him but was Possessed 
of Twenty four Negroes in the Province for whom he 
had no Land and was desirous to Obtain some on their 
Right Therefore Praying for Three hundred Acres of 
Land in S^ Matthew's Parish to adjoin Land granted 
Benjamin Stirk deceased and Land this day apply'd for 
by Petitioner — 



262 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



thePetiLof 
Geonre ICcIn- 
t(»hforl60 
Acr«ft 



Gnnted. 



Read a Petition of George Mackintosh setting forth 
that he had had Land granted him at Simdry times on 
Family Right but had now three Persons in family for 
whom he never had any land Therefore praying for 
One hundred and fifty Acres of Land to join Land 
whereon he was Settled to be run Oblong the Swamp 
being narrow — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
JxK>.Leefor 
400 Acres 



Read a Petition of John Lee Setting forth that he had 
a Wife and five Children in this Province and had never 
any Land granted himi Therefore praying for four hun- 
dred Acres of Land in the Township of Queensborough 
for Cultivation 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^ ^^j^^ q^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



MARCH, 1771. 



263 



Read a Petition of Anthony Stokes Setting forth that 
aS^!s^«b he had had Land granted him in Family Rierht but was 

f-_ OKA A^»f-Mi 

now possessed of Seven Negroes for whom he never 
had any Lands granted him' Therefore praying for three 
hundred and fifty Acres of Land on the north Side of 
the Alatamaha River adjoining on Lands Reserved for 
one Austin — 



Granted. 



the Petn. of 
Jno. Galaape 
for 500 Acres 



Granted 



the Petn. of 
Akxr.lnslis 
for 800 Acres 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner^ 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Galaspe setting forth that he 
was lately arrived in the Province from Jamaica where 
he intended Speedily to return for his Family and Ne- 
groes if he Could Obtain Land in the Province on Re- 
serve for Six Months Therefore Praying for on reserve 
for Six Months five hundred Acres of Land on the Ceader 
Pond branch about two Miles from Goshen Swamp in 
S* John's Parish which he engaged to Stock Sufficiently 
with Negroes — 

Ordered That the said Land be reserved for Six 
Months as Prayed for — 

Read a Petition of Alexander Inglis Setting forth that 
he had been many years Resident in the Province and 
was possessed of Eleven Negroes for whom he had never 
any Land granted him Therefore praying for three hun- 
dred Acres of Land on the River Satilla adjoining Lands 
of George Inglis — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 



264 GOVERNOR AND CX)UNCIL. 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted 



tliaP«tii.of 
Jiiii.lfartiii 
ior 160 Aow 



Read a Petition of John Martin Setting forth that he 
had been some years in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain a Tract on fam- 
ily Right Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land in S' Andrew's Parish to adjoin Lands 
of Jennet Graham — 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gtmnted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the E>ate thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



tiMFMB.Of 

Jm. Bfown 
forlOOAens 



Read a Petition of James Brown Setting forth that he 
had lived some years in the Province and had never ajv 
ply'd for or had any land granted him Therefore Pray- 
ing for One hundred Acres of Land in S' Philip's Parish 
adjoining Lands of George Weakly — 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnuitod doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



MARCH, 1771. 



265 



theP«tii.cll 
Jiio.H»nioU 
fbr 100 Acres 



Gnuited. 



tiieP«to. of 
CI«orseStro- 
lMffdtfor260 
AerM 



<*rmiit«d. 



-tlieP«to.of 
Tkos. FlyBdnff 
^orSOO Aem 



Reaxl a Petition of John Hamoll Setting forth that 
he had been Some time in the Province had had no Land 
Granted him and was desirous to Obtain land for Culti- 
vation Therefore Praying for Chie hundred Acres of Land 
in S* Paul's Parish bounding on Lands Surveyed for 
Thomas M*^Dowell on the Waters of the great Kioka — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Mcmths from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Strobardt Setting forth that 
he had had Lands often granted him on his family Right 
but had now Rights which he had never before Claimed 
or had granted him for two hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land Therefore Praying for Two hundred and fifty 
Acres in S* Matthew's Parish adjoining Lands of Benja- 
min Stirk — 

RES01.VED That on Conditictfi that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Flyming Setting forth that 
he had had Land granted him but was yet possessed of 
Six Negroes for whom he had never Obtained any Land 
Therefore Praying for three hundred Acres of Land on 
the three Runs in S^ George's Parish adjoining his own 
Lands to be run Oblong the Swamp being narrow— 



266 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted 



tlMPetiLaf 
Jno. Slater 
for 200 Acres 



Granted 



thePetn.of 
Jaa.McFarlin 
for 200 Acres 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Slater Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land 
in Wrightsborough Settlement near the Indian Lines 
whereon he Settled but was much disturbed by Stragling 
Indians which Obliged him to quite his Settlement There- 
fore Praying for on Purchase — ^Two hundred Acres of 
Land in Wrightsborough Township formerly Surveyed 
for James Morrow the Plat of which was Elapsed — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven ' 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents t;he 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James M'^Farlin Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred Acres of 
Land near the Indan Line in Wrightsborough Township 
whereon he Settled but was mnich disturbed by the 
Irrigularity of Stragling Indians which induced him to 
quite his Settlement Therefore Praying for on Purchase 
Two hundred Acres of Land in Wrightsborough. In- 
cluding One hundred and fifty Acres formerly Surveyed 
for Richard Jones and Elapsed in the Secretary's Office — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 



MARCH, 1771. 267 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Duke Setting forth that 
wSiTmcS' he had been some years in the Province had had no 
Lands granted him Therefore Praying for One hundred 
Acres of Land three Miles below Barrington — 



for 100 Acres 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted joth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Williamson Setting forth 
th«Petiuof that he had a laree Stock of Cattle to the Southward of 

Wm. William- ^ 

Bonforioo the River Alatamaha but had no Land there whereon to 

Acres 

make a Settlement or Plantation Therefore Praying for 
on Family Right four hundred Acres of Land between 
the River Alatamaha and S' Mary's — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is gp'anted — 

Read a Petition of Adam Nesler Setting forth that 
thePetn.of h^ had been long Resident in the Province and had a 
to^w^SSS family Consisting of a Wife and three Negroes There- 



268 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



fore Praying for three hundred Acres of Land on the 
Branches of Augustin's and black Creek adjoining Land 
of William Brown the Same being very near together — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted Joth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Netherclift Setting forth 
that he was Possessed of Twenty foiir Negroes in the 
Province in whose rights he had never Obtained any 
land Therefore Praying for three hundred Acres of Land 
in S* Matthew's Parish near Lands granted Benjamin 
Stirk deceased— 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
onmted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



tlMPetlLOf 

TlMM. NcliMr- 

ettftforaoo 

Acns 



tlieP«to.of 
P«terY<mnv- 
blood for 100 

ACTM 



Read a Petition of Peter Youngblood Setting forth 
that he had lived Some time in the Province had had no 
Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres 
of Land in S* Paul's Parish on the Euchee Creek to ad- 
join Lands this day Petitioned for by Benjamin Young- 
blood — 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

onatod. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register 



MARCH, 1771. 



269 



iPetiLof 
for 160 Acres 



Gnmted. 



tlMFetn. of 
B«njn- 
Yoansblood 
for 100 Acres 



Grmnto^ 



the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Philip Delegal Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
Land called the Racoon hammocks in Christ Church 
Parish the Warrant for Surveying whereof was lost be- 
fore the land was Surveyed since which he had reason 
to believe the said hammocks Contain One hundred and 
fifty Acres or thereabout Therefore Praying for One 
hundred and fifty Acres of Land on the said hammocks 
if they Contain So much and that the Secretary might 
be directed to Prepare the Warrant Accordingly — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
er doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Benjamin Youngblood Setting forth 
that he had lived sometime in the Province had had no 
Land granted him and was desirous of Obtaining Land 
for Cultivation Therefore Praying jfor One hundred 
Acres of Land on the Euchee Creek in S' Paul's Parish 
about a Mile from Land of George Osbum — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is g^nted — 



270 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



the Petn. of 
SamiFrlnk 
for 160 AcMB 



Granted. 



the Petn. of 
Wm. Wheat i 
for 200 Acres 



Granted- 



the Petn. of 
BfyrickDavia 
for 100 Acres 



Read a Petition of Samuel Frink Clerk Setting forth 
that he had had Land granted him but was yet Possessed 
of a family Right for One himdred and fifty Acres of 
Land more than what he had apply'd for Therefore Pray- 
ing for One hundred and fifty Acres of Land to adjoin 
five hundred Acres lately ordered him — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from tlie date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not he defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Wheat Setting forth that 
he had been some time in the Province had had no Land 
granted him having a Wife and one Child Therefore 
Praying for two hundred Acres of Land in Wrights- 
borough Township on Germany's Creek — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of this Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Myrick Davis Setting forth that 
he had been for some time an Inhabitant of the Province 
had had no Land granted him having a Wife and five 
Children Therefore Praying for One hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land in S' George's Parish to adjoin Land of 
Thomas Ford and Jacob Lewis — 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, j^^j^ ^^(^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 



:march, 1771. 



271 



Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
. within six Mctfiths from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Clement Martin Sen*' Setting forth 



ae^twtotiii ^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^ Land granted him on Family Right but 

S«nr. for 600 
Acres 



was yet Possessed of ten Negroes for whom he had never 
Obtained any Land Therefore Praying for five hundred 
* Acres of Salt Marsh in S' James's Parish between Car- 
ters Point and Egg Island 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Sev^en 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of John Powell Setting forth that 
he had been Some time in the Province had had no Land 

Wife three Children and four 
Negroes Therefore Praying for Two hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land a mile above the Mouth of horse Creek 
in S^ George's Parish — 



the Petn. of 

Jno. Powell for , . , . 

250 Acres granted him having a 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, joth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his Majes- 
tv may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



272 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Read a Petition of Abraham Winsey Setting forth 

AJbnf^^ian that he had been some time Resident in the Province had 

a Wife and one Child had had no Land granted him 

Therefore Praying for two hundred Acres of Land near 

the Mouth of horse Creek in S' George's Parish — 



QmnUd 



RESOiyVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
dotli take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Lodwiff Tan- 
ner for 200 
Acres 



Gnmted. 



Read a Petition of Ludwig Tanner Setting forth that 
he had had four hundred Acres of land granted him 
but was yet Possessed of a Family Right to intitule him 
to two hundred Acres more Therefore Praying for two 
hundred Acres of Land in S^ Matthew's Parish near 
Bryer Creek- — 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of John Vallancier Setting forth that 
Jn^vSijmcier ^^ was lately arrived in the Province with a Cargo of 
fm sooAeres Merchandize to dispose of therein and to Load a Vessel 
with Rice and other Produce for the Island of Jamaica 
from whence he Purposes soon to return here again in 
Order to Settle a Plantation if he Could Obtain Lands 
Therefore Praying that he might have on Reserve for 
Six Months five hundred Acres of Land in S* Philip's 



MARCH, 1771. 273 

Parish near land ordered to Stiric in which time he en- 
gaged to bring into the Province a Sufficient Number 
of Negroes to Entitule him thereto — 

OiojEREd That the said Land be reserved for Six 
^^*'"*^ Months as Prayed for — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Lewis Setting forth that 
almiLewisftir ^^ ^^^ lately arrived in the Province with Intention to 
M» Aewe* 1" gettlc and Cultivate Land if any he Could Obtain There- 
fore Praying for One hundred Acres of Land and one 
Town Lot in the Township of Queensborough — 

Resoi^vEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
onattd doth take out a Grant for the said Lot and Land within 
Seven Months fromi this date and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Ednwind Cartelledge Jun' Setting 
^nl^oirtoii- ^^^^ ^h^^ ^^ ^^^ "^^ ^^^S Settled in the Province had 
a Wife and one N^^oe and had had no Land granted 
him Therefore Pra.ying for One hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land on the north Side of the little Kioka's in S* 
Paul's Parish^ 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Cbranted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

l8cr-Tolll 



eds«for 160 



274 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



260 Acr«0 



Read a Petition of Edmund Hill Setting forth that 
iLd!*Hflite he had been some time Resident in the Province that 
he had a Wife and two Children and had had no Land 
granted him Therefore Praying for two hundred & fifty 
Acres of Land in S* George's Parish formerly ordered 
to Joseph Brantley the Plat of which was Elapsed in the 
Surveyer general's Office — 



Cvnuited. 



thePetiuof 
Jno. Walton 
for 800 AcreB 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Walton Setting forth that 
he had resided Some years in the Province had a Wife 
one Child and thirty four N^joes and that he had never 
apply'd for or had any Land granted him Therefore 
Praying for three hundred Acres of Land formerly or- 
dered Joseph Woodruff in the Parish of S^ Philip the 
Piatt of which was Elapsed in the Surveyer general's 
Office— 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of John Walton Setting forth that 
«i«p«tiLof he had been Resident some years in the Province and 

Jno. Walton ^ 

for floo Acrea had uevcr any land granted him had a Wife a Child 
and thirty four Negroes Therefore Praying ^'^'^^ Six hun- 



MARCH, 1771. 



275 



Granted. 



tfa«^etn. of 
J]M>. Walton 
for 600 Acres 



Granted. 



the Petn. of 
Wm. M eintoih 
for 60 Acres 



dred Acres of Land in SJ Philip's Parish formerly or- 
dered Hugh Bryan the Plat of which was Elapsed in 
the Surveyer general's Office — 

RESOLVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of the said John Walton Setting forth 
that he had been Some years Resident in the Province 
and had never any land granted him having a Wife one 
Child and thirty four Negroes Therefore Praying for 
five hundred Acres of Land formerly ordered to Robert 
Watts the Plat of which was Elapsed in the Surveyer 
general's Office — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Mackintosh Setting forth 
that he had Land heretofore granted him but had now 
Several Persons in family for whom he had not any land 
Therefore Praying for fifty Acres of Land in S* An- 
drew's Parish formerly ordered Alexander McDonald 
Sen"" deceased the Plat of which was long since Elapsed — 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^'*"*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 



276 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



tii6 Pctn* of 
Jaa. Jonas 
for 60 Acres 



Read a Petition of James Jones Setting forth that 
he had been for some time Resident in. the Province had 
had Land granted him but had now one Child for whom 
he never Obtained any Land Therefore Praying for fifty 
Acres of Land joining to or near Land granted Cap^ 
John Gray in S* Andrew's Parish — 



ResolvKd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
(Snnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



tiw PotlLOf 

Jacob L«wls 
for 100 Acres 



Read a Petition of Jacob Lewis Setting forth that 
he had lived many Years in the Province had had no 
Land granted him Therefore Praying for One hundred 
Acres of Land in S* George's Parish to adjoin Lands 
left him by his Father Evan Lewis — 



RESOLVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^*»"**'- doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetn. of 
Dayd. Holmea 
for 200 Acres 



MARCH, 1771. 



277 



Read a Petition of David Holmes Setting forth that 
he had had Some lands granted him in the Province but 
was yet Possessed of four Negroes for \yhom' he had 
never Obtained any land Therefore Praying for two 
hundred Acres of Land on M*^Bean*s Swamp in the 
Parish of S^ Paul 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
€rantod doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetn.of 
Jas. Johnston 
for 150 Acres 



Read a Petition of James Johnston Setting forth that 
he had had Land granted him but had yet three Persons 
in Family for whom he had never Obtained any Land 
Therefore Praying for One hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land in S^ Matthew's Parish to adjoin Land already 
laid out for him — ' 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted do take Qut a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of John Gasper Hershman Setting 

thePetn.of forth that he had been long Resident in the Province 

HM^hmanifor had a Wife and three Children and had never any Land 

granted him Therefore Praying for three hundred Acres 

of Land in S* George's Parish to adjoin Land of Andrew 

Griner — 



278 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Qnnted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Isaac Antrobus Setting forth that 
uaacl&^baB ^^ ^^ ^^^ Land Ordered him on Family Right but was 
for 60 Acres desirous of Obtaining a Tract of fifty Acres in S* John's 
Parish bounding to the South west on the Marsh of the 
River Midway and near Land of Thomas Carr tho' he 
had at Present no family Right thereto Therefore Pray- 
ing for the said fifty Acres of Land for which he en- 
gaged to Obtain Family Right in a very Short time — 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



tfaePeta. of 
Robt.Bid]]ie 
for 160 Acres 



Granted 



Read a Petition of Robert Baillie Setting forth that 
he had Land Often ordered him but had now three Per- 
sons in family for whom he never Obtained any Land 
Therefore Praying for One hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land on the South Side of the River Alatamaha to ad- 
join Land of Henry Lawrence and others — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 



MARCH, 1771. 279 

esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Pra)rer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Earle Setting forth that 
^^E^tefor ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ many Years in the Province had a 
Wife Six Children and Seven Negroes and had not any 
Land granted him Therefore Praying for Eight hun- 
dred Acres of Land in S* Andrew's Parish to adjoin 
Land reserved for James Lucena — 



800 Acres 



Gxantod 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Isaac Antrobus Setting forth that 
thePetiLof he had formerly ordered him on Family Right three 

laaae Antrobus . "1 . 

for 300 Acres hundred Acres of Land in the Parish of S John's which 
upon Examination he found unfit for Cultivation There 
fore Praying for in Lieu thereof three hundred Acres of 
Land in S' Andrew's Parish within three Miles of the 
River Alatamaha and about four Mile from the Goose 
Ponds — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Charles M^'Donald setting forth 
^^SudSLm *^^ ^^ ^^ '^^'^ ^"^ ^^^^ Resident in the Province had 
foriso Acres ^-j^j.^ N^^roes — and never had any Land granted him 



280 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted 



Therefor^ Praying for One hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land in S' Andrew's Parish to adjoin Land of John 
M^'Donald and to be run in an Oblong the Swamp being 
narrow — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



th« Petn. of 
Jno. Mullryn« 
for a farm lot 



Grantad 



tliePetD.of 
Thoa. Garter 
for60 Acrea 
the Grant to 
pass to Ann 
Metton 



R^id a Petition of John Mullryne Setting forth that 
he had had lands granted him on Family Right but had 
now Several Persons in family for whom he had never 
Obtained any Land Therefore Praying for a farm Lot 
in the third Tything Reynold ward which he believed to 
be vacant as on Enquirey he Could not hear of any heir 
or Claimant — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Lot within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the R^ister's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Carter Setting forth that 
he had already Land granted him in the Province but 
had family Rights to a Considerable Additional Quantity 
Therefore Praying for on Family Right fifty Acres of 
Land in S' John's Parish to adjoin Land of William 
Quarterman and Stephen Williams — ^and that the Grant 
might be ordered to Pass to and in the Name of Mary 
Ann Melton. 



MARCH, 1771. 281 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant foF the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Livingston Setting forth 
the Petn. of * that he had been Resident in the Province some years 
rtonforioo had had two hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
had a Wife three Children and two Negroes Therefore 
Praying for One hundred Acres of Land in S' George's 
Parish to adjoin the Land whereon he lived and the Land 
of Quintin Pooler — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the R^ister's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Robert Gray setting forth that he 

&^*G!i^or ^^^ '^^^^ some years settled in the Province had had no 

^^"^^ Land granted himi and had a Wife and two Children 

Therefore Praying for two hundred and fifty Acres of 

Land in S^ George's Parish within one Mile of Land 

granted Joseph Gibbons — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^^ t;ake out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



282 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of George Rollinson Setting forth that 
S<»w^fRoWii- he had been Resident for some years in the Province 
Mjnfbrioo j^^^ j^^j never Obtained any Land Therefore Praying 

for One hundred Acres of Land on the three Runs in 

S' Matthew's Parish— 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^^^i take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Stephen Day Setting forth that he 
StepntDi? ^^^ *^d '^^^ hundred Acres of Land granted him but 
for 100 Acrei j^^j ^^ ^^^ Persons in his family for whom he had not 
Obtained any land Therefore Praying for One hundred 
Acres of Land in S* Paul's Parish on the great Kioka 
Creek at a place called the Beaver Dams near William 
Barnard's Land 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmntod. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Alexander Ledger Setting forth 
tii« Petal, of that he had been long Resident in the Province had had 
for 160 Acres no Land and having now a family Right for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land Therefore Praying for One 
hundred and fifty Acres of Land adjoining to or near 
Land of John Mullryne and John Cuppage on Kilkineany 
in the Parish of S' Philip— 



MARCH, 1771. 28a 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^'"'^' doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Henry Irby Setting forth that he 
Hiw*Sby*for ^^^ been Some time in the Province had a Wife and 
400 Acres. gy^ Children and had had no Land granted him There- 
fore Praying for four hundred Acres of Land on the 
Waters of Buck head in the Parish of S^ George — 



Gnnted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Moore Widow Setting 

Khth*^w forth that he had lived many years in the Province had 

A^* '^ ^ had no Land granted her and was Possessed of one Ne- 

groe Therefore Pra)ring for Chie hundred and fifty Acres 

of Land on the three Runs near Land granted Thomas 

Flyming in S' Matthew^s Parish — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^*'*"*®^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that she doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



284 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of Andrew M^'Currie Setting forth 
xSd^ M^chSJ. that he had had Lands granted him but was yet Possessed 
AxJS!^^ of two Persons in his family for whom he never had 
Obtained any land Therefore Praying for One hundred 
Acres of Land in S' Matthew's Parish near to or ad- 
joining his own Land — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Lassiter Setting forth that 
tiie Petn.pf he had been some time in the Province had had no Land 

ThoB. Lassiter 

for 100 Acres granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres of 
Land on Dukes Pond in the Parish of S^ George — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, joth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from tliis Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jane Bourquin Widow Settings 
the Petn. of forth that her late husband Benedict Bourquin at the time 

Jane BoorQuin 

widw. for 400 of his death left to his Children eight Negroes for whom 

Acres In Trust 

her dSseoSi*' ^^ never had any Land granted him Therefore Praying 
huabo. f^j. j,^ Trust for the Sons of the said Benedict Bourquin 

(Benedict & Francis) four hundred Acres of Land near 
to or to adjoin Land reserved for William Austin — 



Granted. 



MARCH, 1771. 



285 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that she doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty- 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of John Dunman Setting forth that 
Sio. ^Li^ ^^ ^^^ "^^^^ some years in the Province had had no Land 
for 100 Acres grrantcd him Therefore Pra)ring for One hundred Acres 

of land in S* Andrew's Parish about four Miles from 

South Newport Bridge — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
GzMtad doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Regiister's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



Uie Petn. of 
Akocr. BalUie 
for 100 Aeres 



Read a Petition of Alexander Baillie Setting forth 
that he had been somsetime in the Province and had had 
no Land granted him Therefore Praying for One hun- 
dred Acres of Land on the Mortar Swamp at a Place 
called Red Castle— 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. Jq^-j^ ^^^ Q^t ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



286 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of John Stewart Setting forth that 
^ast^rt' he had heretofore One hundred Acres of Land granted 
Acres j^j^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ Possesscd of eight Persons in his 
family for whom he had never any Land granted him 
Therefore Praying for four hundred Acres of Land in 
S^ Andrew's Parish to adjoin Lands of Archibald M*"- 
Donald and others — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^]^ ^-g^i^g q^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said said ^■**'^ Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Robert M^'Kay Setting forth that 
the Petn. of he had had Land granted him but had now two Negroes 

Robt* Itf cRfty ^^ 

for 100 Acree for whom he never had any Land Therefore Praying 
for One hundred Acres of Land on a Branch of Sapalo 
River adjoining Land of Stevens in S* Andrew's Parish 
to be run Oblong 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Dat^ and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Gray Setting forth that he 
the Petn. of had a family Right for One hundred Acres of land which 
for 100 Acres he had yet never applied for Therefore Praying for One 
hundred Acres of Land joining South on Land of 
Stephen Dickison in S* Andrew's Parish to be run Ob- 
long the Swamp bping narrow — 



MARCH, 1771. 287 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
-Granted, j^^}^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Williamson Setting forth 
wSl^^bS- ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ Considerable Stocks of Cattle to 
Bo«forfloo the Southward of the Alatamaha River but had no Land 
there whereon to make Settlements or Plantations There- 
fore Praying for Six hundred Acres of Land on the 
Waters of little Satilla on Family Right he having up- 
wards of Twenty Negroes in the Province for whom he 
had never any Land granted him — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
onntod. j^th take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that Jiis Maj- 
esty May not be defraued of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Aaron Moore Setting forth that 
tfa« Petn. of he had been long Resident in the Province had had Some 
for 260 Aerm land granted him on family Right but had now five Per- 
sons in family for whom he never had any Land ordered 
him Therefore Praying for Two hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land on the three Runs in S' Matthew's Parish at a 
Place called the Cut ford— 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Sy**^ ^^2 doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

wife in Trust ^^ 

for thachfldwn Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 



288 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — ^to the Wife in Trust for 
the Children — 



tliePfltn.of 
Tlio»Oampl. 
for 100 A«ns 



Gnuited. 



the Petn. of 
Ode)CHbboiis 
aadJohn Mar- 
tin BzAcntora 
of J<Mli.Oib- 
bonsforlOO 
Acres for the 
heirs of th« sd 
Josh. Gibbons 



Read a Petition of Thomas Campbell Setting forth 
that he had been some time Resident in the Province and 
was desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation There- 
fore Praying for One hundred Acres of Land in S* Mat- 
thew's Parish near Lands of Joseph Jones — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of ^■'"'^ Gibbons and John Martin Sur- 
viving Executors of Joseph Gibbons deceased Setting 
forth that they being Authorized and directed by the 
last Will and Testament of the said Joseph Gibbons to 
. keep together and Improve the Real and Personal Estate 
left by him for the benefit of his Children untill they 
should Severally Arrive at the age of 21 years and 
thinking it of Advantage to the said Estate Therefore 
Praying for One hundred Acres of Land in S* John's 
Parish formerly ordered to Andrew Way the Plat of 
which was Elapsed in the Surveyer general's Office and 
that a Grant for the same might Pass to them in Trust 
for and to the use of the heirs of the said Joseph Gibbons 
deceased — 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioners 

^^'««*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Months from this date and that they doth also Register 



MARCH, 1771. 



289 



tiMPMn. of 
Jna Grabm. 
Biqr.forSM 
AS68AerM 



the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Graham Esq' Setting forth 
that he had heretofore him One thousand Acres of Land 
in Christ Church Parish which he hoped to have found 
vacant adjoining to or laying near to his Pantation but 
upon Examination Could only find two Small Tracts 
Vacant one Containing five hundred and forty four Acres 
the other Two hundred and Sixty eight Acres which he 
had Surveyed and the Plats thereof were thereunto an- 
nexed Therefore Praying that the Surveyer general 
might be ordered to Certify and Pass the said Platts 
thr'o his Office as Part of the One thousand Acres for- 
merly ordered him 

Resoi.vei> That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Archibald Stincey Setting forth 
^ES^tJ** that he had heretofore ordered him One hundred and 
fogriMAerM fif^y Acres of Land in S* George's Parish joining Lands 
of Love Savage and Edward Telfair which had been 
Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer 
general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a 
Grant for the Same should have Passed Therefore Pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might be 
Permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered 
to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose— 

19 c r— vol 11 



Gimted. 



290 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^^^^ doth take take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Lee Jim*" Setting forth 
the Petn. of ^^at he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and 
S^SoaLST'' fifty Acres of Land in the Parish of S^ Philip which had 
been Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the 
Surveyer general's Office but the time was Elapsed in 
which a Grant for the Same Should have Passed There- 
fore Praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time he 
might be Permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
the said Land and that the Surveyer general might be 
ordered to Prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that 
Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Grmntod. doth take take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coim- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



^ the Petn. oC 



Read a Petition of Thomas M'Dowall Setting forth 

that he liad heretofore ordered him Two hundred and 

'S^^M^" fifty Acres of Land in S' Pauls Parish which had been 
AcNB Eiapd. g^j.^^ygd and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer 
general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a 
Grant for the Same should have Passed Therefore Pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be 



MARCH, 1771. 



291 



Grmnted. 



ihePetn. of 
Jas. Gimnt 
for 100 Aeret 
Elapd. 



Grmnted 



th«Petii.Qf 
P«tar Grant 
for460Aer«B 



Permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered to 
Prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

R^soivVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province with Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Grant Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
in S^ Andrew's Parish within a Mile of the great thicket 
which had been Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Surveyer general's Office but the time was 
Elapsed in which a Grant for the same should have 
Passed Therefore Praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be Permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer general 
might be ordered to Prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that Purpose 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Peter Grant Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him four hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land in S^ Andrew's Parish to adjoin Land laid out 



292 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

for one Bradshaw which had been Surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore Praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of time he might be Permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

ResoItVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^*'^*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Donald Forbes Setting forth that 
ft?^^f^jL^ he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred Acres of 
foMBM AerM Land on the Cane Savannah in S* Andrew's Parish 
which had been Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Surveyer general's Office but the time was 
Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same should have 
Passed Therefore Praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be Permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer general 
might be ordered to Prepare and certify a Han thereof 
for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
GrsBted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coim- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months fropi the date thereof that 



MARCH, 1771. 



293 



his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetiLof 
Jo«ph« Oswald 
forlOO Aena 



Granted 



Read a Petition of Joseph Oswald Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
Land in S* John's Parish which had been Surveyed and 
a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have Passed Therefore Praying that notwith- 
standii^ the lapse of time he might be Permitted to take 
out his Majesty's grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Cotm- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from- the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is Granted — 



Read a Petition of John Willson Setting forth that 
^^vrai^ he had heretofore ordered him three hundred Acres of 
toMOAcwa La^^ ij, gt Andrew's Parish on the east Side of the 
Buffelo Swamp which had been Surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore Praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resoi^ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^^*~**^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 



294 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Samuel Cooper Setting forth that 
tiiePete.of he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 

Bum. oooper 

teMo^Acrw i^nd in S* George's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for 
the Same Should have Passed Therefore Praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be Permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare 
and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Gnnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petiticm of Leonard Claiborne Setting forth 
tii«p«tii.of that he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and 
^^"°* JS* ^ fifty Acres of Land in S* Paul's Parish whicK had been 
Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer 
general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a 
Grant for the Same should have Passed Therefore Pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be 
permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered 
to Prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose 



MARCH, 1771. 298 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted j^^j^ ^^ ^^^ ^ Q^^^^^ f^^ ^j^^ g^jj j^^j Within Two 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Raster's CMfice of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Wylly Setting forth that 
^pgn.of^ he had heretofore ordered him three hundred Acres of 

Wm. Wylly for 

g^AgPM Land in the Parish of S* George which had been Sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer 
general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a 
Grant for the Same Should have Passed Therefore 
Praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might 
be Permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the 
said Land and that the Surveyer general might be or- 
dered to Prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that 
Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be def raued of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is gfranted 

Read a Petition of Thomas Flyming Setting forth 
S6«^«St_^. that he had heretofore ordered him five hundred Acres 
tewo^Acre. of ^^nd in S' Matthew's Parish which had been Sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer 
general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a 
Grant for the same should have Passed Therefore Pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be 



Granted. 



39G GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that tlie Surveyer general might be ordered 
to Prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

RESOirVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^ ^^^^^ ^^^ Q^^ g^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Ro- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Johnston Setting forth that 
V**^?^ i he had some time since ordered him Two hundred Acres 

Jm. Johnston 

te200AcM of Land in S' Matthew's Parish which had been Sur- 
veyed and returned an ^■**'^ a fiat for the Same Passed by 
the Attorney general but the time was Elapsed in which 
the Grant should have been taken out Therefore Pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be 
Permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Secretary might bje ordered to Pre- 
pare the Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted 



tiM FMa. cf 



_ Read a Petition of Tamer Waters setting forth that 

S^^^^A^she had formerly ordered her in the Name of Tamer 
SSTnm^ Oates three hundred Acres of Land in S* Andrew's Par- 
SS«?**~** ish on Family Right which had been Surveyed and re- 



MARCH, 1771. 



297 



turned and a fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time she might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said three hundred 
Acres of Land and that it might pass to and in the Name 
of John Oates her Father in Trust for her and her heirs 
and that the Surveyer general mright Certify a plan 
thereof Accordingly — 

Resoi,ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^rsBtat. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately n^ide) and that she doth also Ras- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Pilsher Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him One himdred Acres of 
Land in S^ George's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and returned and a fiat for the Same passed by the At- 
torney general but the time was Elapsed in which the 
Grant should have been taken out Therefore praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time he might he permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
vOnatod. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



tlie P«tii. of 
"Wm. PJQflh«r 

for 100 Aeres 
-'film>md 



286 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIU 



Read a Petition of Quintin Pooler and John Parkin- 

oShS^PcSier son Setting forth that they had heretofore land granted 

■wf for%'^" them Separately on Family Right but was now possessed 

of Six Negroes their Joint Property for whom* they had 

never Obtained any Land Therefore praying for in Joint 

Tennants three hundred Acres of Land on Bryer Creek 

in S^ Paul's Parish which had been formerly Surve)red 

for Joseph Brantley the Piatt whereof had ^'^^^ laying in 

the Surveyer generars Office Elapsed Since the year 

, 1768— 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioners 
^5»^*^- doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that they doth also Register 
the said Grant in the R^ister's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Jones Setting forth that he 
um p«ta. of had been Resident in the Province for some time past 

JoQpli* Jones *■ 

for 150 Acres and was desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation 
Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land in S* Matthew's Parish near Land on which he 
then lived — 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
GtMtod. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Jones setting forth that he 
^sphT^oDss ^^^ been a Considerable time in the Province and was 
for 800 Acres j^sirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore 



MARCH, 1771. 299 

praying for three hundred Acres of Land in S^ Matthew's 
Parish to be laid out in an Oblong on little Ogechee near 
land formerly ordered hinrk — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's CMfice of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
mav not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Miller Setting forth that 

thePetn. of he had ordered him the Sixth day of November last One 

a new Precept hundred Acres of Land on a Branch of Bull Town 

Swamp in S^ John's Parish which upon Examination was 

found it would not answer any Valuable purpose to him 

unless run Oblong Therefore praying that the Surveyer 

general might be enabled and ordered to issue a new 

Precept on the said Warrant for laying out the said One 

.hundred Acres Oblong — 

Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted, granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of Charles Pryce Setting forth that 
thePetn.of he had heretofore ordered him five hundred and fifty 
a new Precept Acres of Land in S* John's Parish which had not been 
Surveyed within the time limited and the Warrant Ex- 
pired in its Term Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time the Surveyer general might be ena- 
bled and ordered to issue a new Precept on the said War- 
rant that the land so ordered him might be Surveyed in 
order to his Obtaining his Majesty's Grant for the 
Same — 



300 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted. 



RESOL.VED That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Acxordingly — 



Read a Petition of Patrick Sergison Setting forth that 

Mri^sersi. he had ordered him on Family Right Two hundred Acres 

DAM^loo^^ of Land in Wrightsborough on the Waters of Germany's 

Name. Creek but before the Warrant Could be executed the 

Land was laid out for John Jones who was then gone 

out of the Province Therefore praying that the Surveyer 

general might be ordered to certify and pass a Plat for 

the said Two hundred Acres of Land to him and that his 

Majesty's Grant might be ordered to pass in his Name 



Granted* 



ResoItVEd That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do certify and 
pass a Plan thereof Accordingly — 



Read a Petition of David Murray Setting forth that 
Davd^unay he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred Acres of 
wmtT' Land on Todd Creek on the South Side of great Satilla 
adjoining Land ordered to Alexander Inglis the Warrant 
whereof was Expired in its Term and the Land not yet 
Surveyed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time the Secretary might be ordered to issue a 
new Warrant for Surveying the said Two hundred Acres 
of Land so ordered him in Order to his Obtaining his 
Majesty's Grant for the Same — 

Resolved That the Prayer of the said ^"**'^ is granted 
Granted, and that the Secretary do issue a new Warrant Accord- 
ingly- 
Read a Petition of Benjamin Lewis Setting" forth that 
thePetn.of he had heretofore ordered him fifty Acres of Land in 
5Ste?Jir^*"the Parish of S' Geoi^e which had been Surveyed and 
"*" returned but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 

should have been r^ster'd Therefore praying that not- 



MARCH, 1771. 



301 



Gnmtod 



withstanding the lapse of time the Raster of Grants 
might be ordered to receive and Register the said Grant 
on record in his Office — 

RES01.VED That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Register of Grants do Register the 
said Grant on Record Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of Richard Sheperd Setting forth that 
thePetn.of , he had been scMne time Settled in the Province and had 

mi»>Mi Sheperd 

for 100 Acrea had no Land granted him Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres of Land in S* George's Parish to adjoin Land 
of Thomas Ford to the South West on a Branch of the 
Walnut Branch 



Postponed 



the Peta. of 
Wm. Candler 
forlOOAeree. 



Ordered That the said Petition be Postponed the ^ 
Petitioner not Attending 

Read a Petition of Williamr Candler Setting forth that 
he had had Laild already granted him on Family Right 
but was desirous of Obtaining four hundred Acres on 
the Middle Fork of Upton's Creek in the Township of 
Wrightsborough (on Purchase) for the Purpose of Es- 
tablishing a Grist Mill & Saw Mill for the Convenience 
of the said Settlement Therefore praying for the said 
four hundred Acres of Land (on Purchase) for the use 
aforesaid 



Rejected. ORDERED That the said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of George Delegal Setting forth that 
thePetn.of he had resided a Considerable time in the Province had 
to^ aST" had Land granted him on his Family Right but was now 
possessed of five persons more in family Right for whom 
he had not Obtained any Land Therefore praying for 
Two hundred and fifty Acres of Land in the Parish of 
Christ Church being the Land he then lived on adjoin- 
ing Lands of the Honorable James Habersham Esq' 



302 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, j^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant fof the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register tlie 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defended of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

His Excellency desired the Opinion of the Board 
his Exceiiy.d*- whether he should Issue Writs for CalliMf a new As- 
of the Board' scmWy and when the Writs for that purpose should issue 

whether or not /l * * 

ho BhQuid iwue bear Teste and be returnable. And the Board were Unan- 

Write xor uaii- 

wS^andASSed iniously of Opinion that Writs should issue and be tested 

taTuf'iSSh ' ^ on Wednesday the Sixth day of this Instant March and 

^^^' Returnable on Tuesday the Twenty third day of April — 

A part of a Letter from the Right Honorable the Earl 

%^2ht hSS^ ^^ Hillsborough to his Excellency dated the Seventh day 

g5j2^^^<>'of deceml)er 1770 Respecting the Election of Members 

EiSSii/Mein. ^^ represent the four Southern Parishes in Assembly was 

toS ^th^ read and his Excellency desired the Opinion of the Board 

whether he should Issue Writs for Electing Members 

to represent the said Parishes in General Assembly and 

the Board were uanimously of Opinion that writs should 

issue for Electing one Member for the Parish of S' David 

one Member for S^ Patrick one for S^ Thomas and one 

for S' Mary. 

Ordered That the Several Grants for Lands in the 
Grants to be Province to the Southward of the River Alatamaha here- 

recorded' 

tofore Signed tjy the Govemour of South Carolina be 
recorded by the Several Officers Concerned in Passing 
Grants of Lands in this Province when they shall be 
thereunto required by Persons possessed of Such Grants 

thehonUe jas. '^^ Commissioners of the General Loan Office having 
mST' *^' applied to his Excellency to appoint a Commissioner in 
.ofthe^l^^ Room of the Hon^** Francis Harris Esq' who had 



MARCH, 1771. 



303 



declined Acting his Excellency was pleased with the 
Unanimous Advice of the Board to appoint the Hon*** 
James Read E^q' a Commissioner of the Loan Office in 
the Room of M*" Harris — 

Ordered That the Secretary do prepare and issue 

^IdendtoftSrae Writs of Election for Members to Serve in General As- 

inff memban. sembly in and for this Province bearing Teste the Sixth 

day of this Instant March and be made Returnable on 

Tuesday the Sixteenth day of April next — 

His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants Viz' 



To David Baldwin. . . .200 Acres 

Isaac Low 250 Acres 

Jacob M^'Carty 200 Acres 

Martin Weatherford 200 Acres 

Elijah Brazel 150 Acres 

Cowper & Telfairs 100 Acres 
Thomas Galph^n..ioo Acres 

Elias Lindsay 100 Acres 

Francis Pugh 150 Acres 

Daniel Thomas. ... 100 Acres 



Wrightsborough 
In S' Paul's Parish- 



In S' George's Parish 



William Bennet..i50 Acresl 

Roderic Mackintosh .. 100 1- In S' Andrew's Parish 
Acres I 



John Cutler Braddock..250 

Acres 
Thomas Shruder 250 Acres 
Thomas Wilson . 100 Acres 



' In S* Matthew's Parish 



John Graham Esq*" 750 Acres 
John Graham Esq' 750 Acres 
Moses Nunes for a Piece of 
Land — 



> In Christ Church Parish 
George Mingestoff 250 Acres in S' Philip's Parish — 



304 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber- 
at Savannah on Thursday the Sixth day of 
March 1771 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
The Hon^** \ James Edw* Powell \ Esquires 
Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 
James Read 

The Board having taking into Consideration the Sev- 

JJaJSs ?^i ^^^ applications heretofore made for a Parcel or Tract of 

totoCanriderm.L^j^jg on the Alatamaha in S* Andrew's Parish Supposed 

to Contain in the whole One thousand Eight hundred and 

forty five Acres Came to the following Resolutions 

Resolved That his Majesty's Grant for Two hundred 
f^^^SoiSlB. ^"d forty five Acres of Land formerly ordered to Charles 
w«rt dMd. West deceased do pass agreeable to the desire of the said 
deceased — 

Also That five hundred Acres of the said Land adjoin- 
fSffrt^nr"/** ing the aforesaid Two himdred and fifty Acres be Sur- 
GkiM. veyed and reserved as a Glebe for the use of a Clergyman 

of the Established Church of England when one Shall be 

Settled in the said Parish 

Also That five hundred Acres of the said Land adjoin- 
■2^J«*"^JJ*^ing the aforesaid five hundred Acres be Surveyed and re- 
<*!*•• served as a Glebe for the use of a Presb3rterian Clergyman . 

when one shall be Settled in the said Parish — 



MARCH, 1771. 306 

Also That his Majesty's Grant do pass to Samuel Ste- 
d2«^ t?&SSi. vens for three hundred Acres of the aforesaid Eighteen 
^**^*"* hundred and forty five Acres of Land 



aOO Aeres or- 
dered 



Also That his Majesty's Grant for three hundred Acres 
tT j^ of the aforesaid Eighteen hundred and forty five Acres to 
and in the name of John Jameison Provided Nevertheless 
that if it Shall hereafter appear to the Board that three 
hundred Acres of Land formerly applied for by James 
Mackay Esq' is part of the Lands within Cantey's Survey 
of the aforesaid Eighteen hundred and forty five Acres 
that grants shall Pass to James Mackay Esq' Samuel Ste- 
vens and John Jameison for Two hundred Acres each 

His Excellency laid before the Board a Report made bv 
• Heport^made Joseph Ottoleughc and David Montaigut Esq" Justices 
vS^A^onui for the Parish of Christ Church Concerning the Trial of 
Ji^SfSSN^^ Certain Negroe Man Slave Convicted of breaking a 
Sriid^ j^Shop and Stealing Sundry goods thereout and also a Me- 
^^^^' morial of John Glen the Owner of the said Slave praying 

that the said Slave might be Transported and not executed 
According to the Sentence passed by th*e said Justices the 
Board took the said Report and Memorial into the Con- 
sideration and were of Opinion the Sentence of the Jus- 
tices should be carried into Execution — 

Ordered That the Clerk do deliver a Coppy of the 
above Minute to Joseph Ottolenghe and David Montaigut 
Esq" 

Ordered That the Lands in dispute between James 
^Jj{^^^ Finly and Joseph Marshal in the Township of Queens- 
toiunhai. borough which were Caveated by Finly be granted to 

Marshal and that his Majesty's Grant for the same do 

Pass Accordingly — 

20Cl^TOlll 



306 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 2* April 1771 — 

Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq' 



James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
James Mackay 
The Hon"* ^ James Edw* Powell 
Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 
James Read 



Esquires 



The Minutes of the fifth and Sixth of March were read 
approved, and approved — 

Read a Petition of John Allen Setting forth that he had 
jM^iSen for'^^" resident in the Province near twelve Months had a 
160 Acres Wife and five Children and never had any Land granted 
him and being now desirous of Obtaining Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore Praying for One hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land in the Parish of S* George adjoining Land 
Surveyed for Lucy Clark Widow — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^q^)^ |^g q^|- ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is fi:ranted — 

Read a Petition of Richard Hazard Setting forth that 

wSS^aSard^^ had lived in the Province from his infancy and was 

for 200 Acres ^^^ Posscsscd of in the Province of a Wife a Child and 

four Negroes and never had applied for or had any Land 



APRIL, 1771. 307 

granted him. Except five hundred Acres which during 
the Trustees time were ordered his Father in the Name of 
the Petitioner as a Premium to his Father for having 
brought the first boat load of Rice the Produce of Georgia 
to Savannah (as the Petitioner had been informed There- 
fore Praying for in Part of his family Right two hun- 
dred Acres of Land on great Satilla River adjoining to 
the Westward on Lands granted William Mackintosh in 
the Parish of S^ Mary— 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, j^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read) a Petition of Daniel Douglass Setting forth 
the Petn. of that he had been long in the Province had a Wife five 
tatmAeiea Children and ten Negroes and had had Seven hundred 
Acres of Land granted him and no more Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred and fifty Acres of Land adjoining 
Land Surveyed for Thomas Irvin now the Petitioners 
and Land of Peter Elliott and Thomas Ford — 



Ctemted. 



Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

,,. Read a Petition of John Boykin Setting forth that he 

jSi.^^Jto^had been upwards of Seven Years in the Province had 
lOo Aeres never applied for or had any Land granted him but was 



308 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

now desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation There- 
fore praying for One hundred Acres of Land in S* Mat- 
thew's Parish to join Land of his Father Edward Boy- 
kin — 



Gnmted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Josiah Tatnell Setting forth that 
JcSwb^riitoBU he had heretofore Land granted him on his family Right 
for 1000 Acres j^^^ ^^ ^^^ Posscssed of Twenty N^roes in the Prov- 
ince for whom he had Obtained no Land Therefore pray- 
ing for One thousand Acres of Land on the Island of 
S' Simon to be laid out in two or more Tracts if the 
whole thousand Acres Cannot be found vacant in one 
Place on the said Island 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said- Land within seven 
' Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted if to be found in one Place 
or as much of the one thousand Acres as can be so 
found — 

Read a Petition of Gerrard Audley Setting forth that 

^SS?'a^- he had ordered him three hundred and fifty Acres of 

^'^ Land in S' George's Parish the Precept of Surveying 

which had Expired the Land as applied for not Proving 

Suitable Therefore Praying for three hundred and fifty 



APRIL, 1 77 1. 



309 



Acres of Land in the Parish of S^ George to adjoin Land 
Surveyed for William Jordan and James Hall and to in- 
clude One hundred Acres of Land formerly ordered to 
James Howell the Plats of which had been some years 
Elapsed in the Surveyer general's Office — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



thePetiLof 
Geargo Stro- 
bardt for 160 
Acres 



Read a Petition of George Strobardt Setting forth that 
he had had Land granted him at different times on his 
family Right but had yet many Negroes for whom he 
had Obtained no Land Therefore Praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land adjoining Land granted 
to Joshua M^'Pherson in Christ Church Parish — 



. RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of John Newman Setting forth that he 
tiie Prtn. of was Settled in the Province on Lands Purchased by him 

Jno. Newnan "^ 

^^°^^J^*®and was Possessed of four Negroes for whom he had 
g^JJjJ^"*- never applied for or had any Land granted Therefore 
Praying for Two hundred Acres of Land bounded On 
Ogeeche on Lamberts big Creek and that a Grant for the 
Same n^ight Pass to and in the Name of William Har- 
din 



310 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Gnukted. 



Resolved That on Ccxidition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
John G«lf era 
for 100 Acres 



Gimnted 



Read a Petition of John Geffers Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
in S' Matthew's Parish but upon Examination the same , 
was found not to be vacant Therefore praying for One 
hundred Acres of Land in S^ Matthew's Parish half a 
Mile above Ford's Cowpen (in Lieu) where the Same 
might be found vacant — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of George Galphin Setting forth that 

^^GiOphfai ^^ ^v^s Possessed of four N^^oes for whom he had had 

for 200 Acre* ^^ Land Therefore praying for two hundred Acres of 

Land on the Kioka's where one Humphreys was going to 

build a Mill but had Since left the Province — 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gimnted doth take out a Grant tor the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



APRIL, 1771. 



811 



ihePetn. of 
Ja8.1Iacka3r 
Esqr.forSOO 
Aeres 



Granted. 



the Petn. of 
SamL Loek- 
hartforaOO 
Acres 



Granted. 



the Petn. of 
Saml-Loek- 
hartforlOO 
Acres 



Read a Petition of James Mackay Esq' Setting forth 
that he had often lands granted him on Family Right 
but had yet twenty Negroes for whom he had not had 
any Land Therefore praying for five hundred Acres of 
Land on the South Side of great Satilla near Lands laid 
out for James Forrester to be run in an Oblong the 
Swamp being narrow 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the R^ister's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Lockhart Setting forth that 
he had been Some time in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife and Child Therefore praying 
for two hundred Acres of Land at new Ford a Mile 
above Bud Cade's Line at Buck head 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Lockhart Setting forth that 
he had Some time since ordered him Two hundred Acres 
of Land on Buck head which he had since found was 
under a Reserve for some other Person Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred Acres of Land in the Parish of 
S* George adjoining Land now in the Possession of the 
Widow O'dams on the new Road leading to little River — 



312 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Resolved (That on Condition that the Petitioner 
ISStSS^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
tJtaT* ^"^ Months from this Daie and that he doth also register tiie 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — ) 

Read a Petition of Samuel Lockhart Setting forth that 
aSX^i? he had heretofore ordered him on his family Right Two 
iooA<a«i hundred Acres of Land at Buck head which he after- 
wards found was under a Reserve for some other Per- 
son That he Since had applied for One hundred Acres 
of Land in part of the Land ordered him but his Petition 
was ordered to be postponed untill he produced a Cer- 
tificate of his good Character Therefore praying for One 
hundred Acres lately Petitioned for Also One hundred 
Acres of Land in S^ George's Parish near James Ogelvies 
to include the dwelling house and Cleared Land whereon 
one Taylor then lived the same being vacant — 



Granted. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted this and the former 
Petition to be nm in one Tract 

Read a Petition of Michael Mickle Setting forth that 
thePetn. of he had been some years resident in the Province but had 
for 800 Aeres never any Land granted him that he had now four Ne- 
groes in the Province and was desirous of Obtaining 
Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for three hun- 
dred Acres of Land in Bethany in the Parish of S* 



APRIL, 1771. 313 

Matthew adjoining Lands of John Mickle Ludwig Buntz 
and Christian OaxHn — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gimated j^^ ^^^ ^^^ g^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defraudied of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Michael Gnanns <"*°^ Setting forth 

thePetiLof that he had been many years Resident in the Province 

for 100 Aerw had had no Land granted him Therefore praying for One 

hundred Acres of Land in Bethany in S' Matthew's 

Parish adjoining Land of Andrew Gnann — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^q^ take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of William Shirley Setting forth that 
the Petn. of he had resided many years in the Province had had Two 
SSwaSS hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted him on his 
Family Right but had now four Persons in family white 
and Black for whom he never had any Land Therefore 
praying for two hundred Acres of Land on the South 
Side of Isaac Woods land on Withers Branch S* George's 
Parish — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

chranted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 



314 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petiton is granted — 

Read a Petition of Edward Telfair Setting forth that 
^JSuMftdr he had Purchased a Tract of One hundred Acres of 
-^Sfw Land Originally granted to James Woodland in the 

Parish of Christ Church which was bounded on all Sides 
by Land Vacant that he had a family Right for three 
hundred Acres of Land which he had never before ap- 
plied for Therefore praying for on Family Right three 
hundred Acres of Land And also Two hundred Acres on 
reserve for Six Months in which time he engaged to 
purchase Slaves to intitule him thereto and that the whole 
five hundred Acres might be laid out in one -Tract to 
Surround the Tract of One hundred Acres which he had 
now in his Possession 

Resolv0> That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmntod. j^^ ^.^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted and that a reserve be made 
for the two hundred Acres for Six Months as Prayed 
for— 

Read a Petition of George Winkler Setting forth that 

^iSJwiS- he had been many years in the Province had a Wife and 

^ ^''^had never before applied for more than One hundred 

Acres of Land Therefore praying for fifty Acres of Land 

on family right to adjoin Lands of Jacob Moore and 

Jacob Tusant in S^ Matthew's Parish — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 

Gntfted. ^Q^h take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also register 



APRIL, 1771. 316 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Clement Cooke Setting forth that 

oLit^^kL he had been two years Settled in the Province but had 

topMsinthe not had any Land granted him Therefore praying for 

Oseivie One hundred Acres of Land on the Beaver Dam in S' 

George's Parish to adjoin Land of James Ogelvie and 

that his Majesty's Grant for the same might' Pass to 

and in the Name of Peter Ogelvie Son of the said James 

Ogelvie — 



Gvsnted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Sepha Watson Setting forth that 
se^h^^tBon ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ some time Resident' in the Province that 
for 200 Acres gj^g ^ad had no Land granted her and was Possessed of 
two Negroes Therefore Praying for two hundred Acres 
of Land in S^ Matthew's Parish near Land of Jesse Wil- 
liams — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitictfier 
Granted. ^Q^h t^kc out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his 'Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



316 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of Robert ^t^'Bee Setting forth that 
fiSit M^ he had: been some time in the Province had had no Land 
granted him Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
of Land on the three Runs near to Land of Philip Box 
in S^ Matthew's Parish — 



for 100 Aens 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Riter Setting forth that he 
j^ Wtoito ^^^ ^ family Consisting of a Wife and two Children 
sooAcKB ha,d been many years in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation Therefore praying for two hundred Acres of 
Land in S* Matthew's Parish to adjoin Land this day 
t^etitioned for by Gasper and Matthias Micks — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gimnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Matthew Micks Setting forth that 
the Petn. of he had been many years Settled in th^ Province had never 

Matthw. Bficks 

foriooAcsree any Land granted him and was ^desirous of Obtaining 
Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres of Land in S' Matthew's Parish near Land 
ordered Fith Lacker and Frederick Helvenstine de- 
ceased — 



Granted. 



APRIL, 1 77 1. 



317 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the PetB. of 
Ckiper Mick 
for 160 Acree 



Read a Petition of Gasper Mick Setting forth that he 
had been many years Settled in the Province had a Wife 
and one Child had had no Land granted him and was 
desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore 
jiraying for One hundred and fifty Acres of Land in S' 
Matthews Parish to adjoin Northerly on Land granted 
Fith Lackner and near Land Surveyed for Frederick 
Helvenstine — 



GrmntecL 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof tliat his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of James Sherbert Setting forth that 
the Petn. of he had been Resident in the Province upwards of four 

Jama. Sherbert , , , t , « • i 

foriooAcrea years and had never any Land granted him but was now 
desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore 
praying for One hundred Acres of Land on Bryer Creek 
adjoining Land of Elias Miller and Bryan's Land — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the date thereof that his 



318 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



the Petn. of 
Jonan. Ander- 
Botk for • new 
Warrant 



Read a Petition of Jonathan Anderson Setting forth 
that he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres 
of Land the Warrant for Surveying which was by Ac- 
cident lost before the Survey was made Therefore pray- 
ing that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare a new 
Warrant of Survey for One hundred Acres of Land in 
S' Andrew's Parish to adjoin Robert Hamers Land 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
'^^*'*"**^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



tlie Petn. of 

>Owen Jenkins 

er 200 Acres 



Read a Petition of Owen Jenkins Setting forth that 
he had been Settled in the Province for some time with 
his family Consisting of a Wife and Six Children and 
had only Two hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
was desirous of Obtaining an Additional Quantity of 
Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for two hundred 
Acres of Land in S' George's Parish to adjoin to the 
Eastward land Surveyed for John Mann on Bc^gy Gut — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
-Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



APRIL, 1771. 319 . 

Read a Petition of Benjamin Warren Setting forth 
Sojo/wirwi that he had Obtained an order for running out four hun- 
wiit*^ dred Acres of Land in the Parish of S^ George to adjoin 
Lands of Ephraim O'dam but Could not find the whole 
Quantity Vacant Therefore praying that the Secretary 
might be ordered to issue a new Warrant for Surveying 
three hundred Acres of Land in S* George's Parish on 
the north Side of Briar Creek in Part of the four hun- 
dred Acres formerly ordered him — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, joth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Gretion Setting forth that 
fSx^oon ^^ ^^^ O"^ hundred Acres of Land ordered him which 
for 100 AoPM ^2^g Surveyed but after which he found the Same had 
been ordered to James Brown Prior to his Application 
Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres of Land in 
S* George's Parish adjoining the Land whereon he lived 
in Lieu of the One hundred Acres formerly ordered* 
him — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Allen Groves Setting forth that 
AUoT^^M ^^ ^^^ "^^'^ upwards of a year Settled in the Province 
foraooAcMB ^j^j^ j^jg family Consisting of a Wife and five Negroes 



320 



Gnmted 



the Petn. of 
Jno. Mulkay 
forlBOAeres 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

but had not any land yet granted 4iim and being now 
desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore 
praying for three hundred Acres of Land in S^ George's 
Parish to adjoin Northerly on Land Surveyed for John 
Mann of Boggy Gut — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months frc«n this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Mulkey Setting forth that he 
had been some time in the Province had had One hun- 
dred Acres of Land only granted him That he had now 
a Wife and two Children in Right for whom he was 
desirous of Obtaining an Additional Quantity of Land 
for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred and 
fifty Acres of Land to adjoin Southerly and Easterly on 
land Surveyed for William Green but then the Property 
of fhe Petitioner — 



Grmnt«d 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of Mary Goodall Widow Setting forth 
ft*^*fci5't. that she had been resident in the Province about two 

Mary Gootuul 

AcSi*'***^ Years with her family Consisting of four Children had 
had no Land granted her and being now desirous of 
Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for 



APRIL, 1771. 321 

three hundred Acres of Land in S^ George's Parish on 
the north side of Bryer Creek to adjoin William Moor's 
lower line 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^^^^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defraudied of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the Petition is granted — 



the PetB .- 
Jai. Lambert 



Read a Petition of James Lambert Setting forth that 
of ^ he had been many years Settled in the Province had had 
for 100 Acrts i^nd granted him but was now Possessed of two Negroes 
for whom he had never Obtained any Land Therefore 
praying for One hundred Acres of Land to adjoin his 
own Land and Land of the Hon^^* Anthony Stokes and 
one Womack at a Place Called Rocky Comfort — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnmted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of David Russell Setting forth that 
the PetB. of he had been for Some years Settled in the Province with 
for 100 Acres his family had had four hundred Acres of Land granted 
him but had now a Wife Six Children and one Negro 
Therefore praying for One hundred Acres of Land in 
S' George's Parish about a Quarter of a Mile of the Land 
whereon he was Settled — 



Qia&ted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 

21 r— Tol 11 



322 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this date and that he doth also raster the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted but to adjoin some Part of 
his former Tract — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Rivers Setting forth that 

nSTl^rm he had been about four years in the Province had now a 

for 100 Acrts ^j£^ ^^^ never had any Land granted him Therefore 

praying for One hundred Acres of Land in S* George's 

Parish near Land Surveyed for John Fitch deceased — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
®«»*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months f rcHn this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rent the prayer^ 
of the said Petition is granted. 



tlM P«tll.Of 

Jno. Graham 
for 260*260 
Aereo 



Read a Petition of John Graham Setting forth that he 
had Purchased Lands of William Mackintosh and John 
Calwell in the River Alatamaha and that there appears to 
be vacant Land lying in two different Places between the 
said Tract Therefore praying for two hundred and fifty 
Acres joining Land t>f Petitioner Purchased of William 
Mackintosh Also Two Hundred and fifty Acres lying 
between said Land bought of the said Mackintosh and 
Land of John Calwell Also the Property of the Pe- 
titioner — 



•vMktod. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also roister the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 



APRIL, 1771. 323 

csty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of James Mackay Esq' Setting forth 
Sl^SSc!^ that he had Often lands granted him on his family Right 
Acria*" but was yet possessed of Twenty Negroes for whom he 

had never Obtained any Land Therefore praying for five 
hundred Acres of Land in S* George's Parish above horse 
Creek near Land ordered Peter Grienier to be run in a 
Square 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, joth take out a Grant for the said Land witliin Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of James Brown Setting forth that he 
jm. SlSrnto ^^^ heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
toTt^tmm^ in S* George's Parish but when he went to lay out the 
same found it had been Surveyed for one John Gretion 
by Virtue of a Subsequent Warrant whereupon he en- 
tered a Caveat against a Grant passing to the said Gretion 
for the said Land and a day had been appointed for hear- 
ing the Same of which Gretion was Served with due 
Notice but did not Attend Therefore praying that a 
Grant might Pass to him for the said One hundred Acres 
Agreeable to the Prayer of his first Petition — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
QiMited. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



324 GOVERNOR AND COUNCILw 

Read a Petition of William Blake Setting forth that 
wmf^!k^forhe had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
EiapMd. Land on the Euchee Creek which had been Surveyed and 
a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have Passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the the Lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^^^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Richard Capers Setting forth that 
Rfchd*oip« ^^ ^^^ heretofore ordered him three hundred Acres of 
Land in Christ Church Parish at the head of pipe Makers 
Credc near Land there granted Thomas Sacheveral, 
which had been surveyed and a plan thereof returned into 
the Surveyer general's Office but the time was Elapsed in 
which a Grant for the Same should have Passed There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time he 
might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
the said Land and that the Surveyer general might be 
ordered to Prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that 
Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

^*»»*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 

in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 



for 800 Acrts 
ElapMd 



APRIL, 1771. 325 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of WilHam Sapp Setting forth that he 
w^^*^? for had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
Elapsed which had been Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 

into the Surveyer general's Office but the time was 
Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same should have 
passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer general 
might be ordered to Prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that Purpose — 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within. Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Sellers Setting forth that he 
tiie Petn. of had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 

Jno. SeUenfor 

^Awee S* George's Parish which had been Surveyed and a 
Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have Passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be Permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resoi^vEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
*''*"***' doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 



326 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Stephen Murray setting forth that 
^^^rayhe had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
Etaipaed*'*" Land in S* George's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
Same should have Passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted Joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Manoah Yarborough Setting forth 
tiieP«tiLof that he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres 
bo«m«hforiooof Land in S* George's Parish which had been surveyed 
and returned and a Fiat for the Same passed by the At- 
torney general but the time was Elapsed in which the 
Grant should have been taken out Therefore praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Secretary might be ordered to Prepare the 
same — 



APRIL, 1771. 327 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^~*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Nevill setting forth that he 
^J^^^f^had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
m^^r on Bryer Creek which had been Surveyed and returned 
and a fiat for. the Same ^'*^^ by the Attorney general but 
the time was Elapsed in which the Grant Should have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for tlie said Land and that the Secretary 
might be ordered to Prepare the Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^^ take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



thePetiLof 
Nathl. Lanffley 



Read a Petition of Nathaniel Langley Setting forth 

^ that he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and 

tor^2»Acws ' flf^y ^^j.^ ^f Laj^j jj^ gt Matthew's Parish which had 

been Surveyed and returned and a fiat for the Same 
passed by the Attorney general but the time was Elapsed 
in which the Grant should have been taken out Therefore 
praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might 
be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 



328 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Land and that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare 
the Same — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Gnnted ^i^^y^ ^^ke out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of William Elliott Setting forth that 
WmTmcrttfor^^ had heretofore ordered him One hundred and fifty 
^2^^ Acres of Land in S* George's Parish which had been Sur- 
veyed and returned and a fiat for the Same passed by 
the Attorney general but the time was Elapsed in which 
the Grant should have been taken out Therefore praying 
that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be per- 
mitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land 
and that the Secretary might be ordered to Prepare the 
Same — 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this Date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the. Register's Office of the said Province, 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Angus Mackay setting forth that 

^US°i&Mj^^ had heretofore ordered him One hundred and 

ftouoAcTM fifty Acres of Land in S* Andrew's ^'^^'^ which on view 

did not answer his Purpose Therefore praying for in 

Lieu thereof One hundred and fifty Acres of Land in S' 



-Gimnted 



APRIL, 1 77 1. 329 

Andrew's Parish to adjoin Lands of Angus Mcintosh 
and George M^'Donald — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Wand Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him Five hundred Acres of Land 
• "*^ '''****** on Finhalloway Swamp tlie Warrant for Surveying 
whereof was Expired in its Term and the Land not laid 
out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse 
of time the Surveyer general might be enabled and or- 
dered to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that 
the Land so ordered him might be Surveyed in Order to 
his Obtaining his Majesty's Grant for the Same — 



thePetiLof . 
Jna Wand tat 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly. — 

Read a Petition of William Belcher Setting forth that 
^peta.of he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and fifty 

Wm. Beleher 

g^j^ Acres of Land in S* Philip's Parish upon Parry's Mill 
Creek the Warrant for Surveying whereof was Expired 
in its Term and the land not laid out Therefore praying 
that notwithstanding the lapse of time the Surveyer gen- 
eral might be enabled an ordered to issue a new Precept 
on the said Warrant that the Land so ordered him might 
be Surveyed and run Oblong in Order to his Obtaining 
his Majesty's Grant for the Same — 



-Oiantad. 



RESOI.VED That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly. — 



Granted. 



330 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of Isaac Wimberly Setting forth that 
SSS^fe^iyhe had heretofore ordered him three hundred Acres of 
otmnew L^nj ^^ ^h^ Alegator Pond in S* George's Parish which 
he Could not Possibly gitt Surveyed within the time 
usually allowed for that Purpose and the Warrant Ex- 
pired in its Term Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the lapse of time the Surveyer general might be enabled 
and ordered to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant 
that the Land so ordered him might be Surveyed in order 
to his Obtaining his Majesty's Grant for the Same — 

Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly.— 

James Mackay Esq' informed the board that he quit 

jm. MeKiy Claim to any part of the Eighteen hundred and forty five 

wS^ ^ Acres of Land on the Alatamaha which was under Con- 

t^w Jt sideration of the board on the Sixth of March Last It 

Alatamaha. jg therefore Ordered That three hundred Acres of the 

said Land be granted to James Cantey in right of Samuel 

Stevens at the particular desire of the said Stevens Also 

that the remaining three hundred Acres be granted to 

John Jameison — 

A Memorial of Thomas Shruder Esq' deputy Surveyer 
general was read in the Words following — Viz* 

That some difficulties have arisen in regard to the 
•^^»gg^ Customary and Established fees of the Surveyer general's 
gw. Concern. Office That Govemour Reynold's Order in Council for 
regulating the fees of the said Office is not in his Opinion 
Sufficiently Explicit in some respects — ^that several very 
necessary and distinct Matters of business have arisen 
for which fees ought to be taken which are not Specified 
in the above order. That in the said Order it is Ex- 
pressed that upon the application of any Officer (under 



APRIL, I7ZI. 331 

the Predicaments set forth in the foregoing Order) to 
the Govemour in Council he shall be ordered to take a 
Proper Fee in a Similar Proportion to those Specified in 
the said Order That your Memorialist had been very 
Credibly informed that the late honourable Commons 
house of Assembly came to a Resolution to Augment the 
Fees of the Publick Officers of this Province, so far as 
to make them Equal to those taken by Officers of the like 
respective denomination in South Carolina and that a 
bill was actually prepared for that Purpose which was 
read a third time and Passed that house 

Your Memorialist therefore hopes your Excellency and 
your honors will be Pleased to take into your Considera- 
tion the list of Articles of Official business which is here- 
unto annexed and order such a Fee upon each as to your 
Excellency and your honors shall seem meet all which 
is Submitted ft'^* 

RKSOI.VED That the Consideration of the S^everal 
Matters set forth in the foregoing Memorial be Postponed 
untill the next meeting of the Board Henry Yonge Esq' 
Surveyer general being daily Expected here from Eng- 
land — 



His Excellency Communicated to the Board a letter he 
jjjt-^m^jl^ received from William Belcher Esq*" Also a list of the 
^■J^^J^ names of the Male white Inhabitants Settled on the South 
^^' Side of great Ogeechee River above the Ferry Request- 

ing that they might be formed into a Company of Militia 
and Officers appointed to Command them and it appear- 
ing that there were a Sufficient Number of Man to form 
a Company of Militia the Board were unanimously of 
Opinion and gave it as their Advice that his Excellency 
should Commission Officers to Command them — 



AOB^|)OII6d 



332 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants Viz* 

To Nathan Bamett 200 Acres 1 

William Bamett 200 Acres V In S* Paul's Parish — 
John Green Esq' 300 Acres J 



Christopher Blanton 150 Acres 
Andrew Hampton 300 Acres 
John Poison 1000 Acres 
John Poison 1000 Acres 



In S' David's Parish 



John Graham Esq' 1000 

Acres 
John Irvine 500 Acres 



In S' John's Parish- 



James Johnston 200 Acres 
John Paul Miller 200 Acres 
Rodolph Strahager 150 

Acres 
John Wertsch andl 

others in Trust > Lots 
' Church J 

Moser Way 1 50 Acres 

John Walton 600 Acres 
John Walton 500 Acres 
John Walton 300 Acres J 



In S* Matthew's Parish 



[ InS* 



Philip's Parish- 



George Wyche 200 Acres 
Henry Yonge Esq' 5000 

Acres 
Robert Cooper Lot N* 4 & fin S* George's Parish 

450 Acres 
James Fleming Lot N** 6 & 

100 Acres 



Queensborough 



APRIL, 1 77 1. 



833 



To John Hill Lot N** 47 & 200" 

Acres 
James Hill Lot N** 49 & 100 

Acres 
John Stewart LotN^4& 100 

Acres 
Joseph Maddock 200 Acres 



In S' Paul's Parish 
Wrightsborough 
Purchase Public 



Thomas Stevens 300 Acres In S' Andrew's Parish 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 23* of April 
1771 



Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq' 



Th^ Hon^»« 



James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
James Edw"* Powell 
Lewis Johnson 
James Read 



Esquires 



The Several Writts bearing Teste the sixth day of 
March last for Electing Members to Serve in general 
S2*?^toSdr Assembly for this Province were this day returned in 
Council as follows viz^ 

1771 rNobleWimberlyJ^^^ 
[Jonathan Bryan. 



Christ Church 



23* Richard Wylly Vemonburg in said Parish 

25«» Philip Box Acton Village in ditto ditto 

ditto George Mcintosh S*. Mary's Parish— 



334 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

IjohnlUe ) "'^- 

ditto George Delegal. . . .Little Ogechee Christ Church Pariah 

rf* Isaac Yonng Abercom & Goshen-ditto-ditto 

ditto Jennytt Wright S*. Thoma's Parish — 

»8"|^ut?WyUy.:::::::: f H«^«*St. George'. Parish 

March 29* j ^•^"^fffimson I ^^hrf^ J^ ^* ^^^ •*' 
ditto James Spalding S*. Patrick's Parish— 

4«wi ,* J M^^o^^-.„fU„ I Ebenezer and Parish of S». 
April i-||^n^AdamT*^e«tlen J j,.^^ 

ditto Thomas Carter S^ David's Parish— 

^'^ \ %l'j^^T^ ^ ! S.. Andrew's Parish- 
6^ James Habersham Jon' S^. James's Parish— 

( Benjamin Andrew ) 
8^ < John Stevens v Snnbory & Parish of S\ John— 

( Josiah Powell J 

^-^{S^i^^'^ \ f-Hsh of S. Philip 

The foregoing Writts being Examined by the Retumt 
the writibdnjr thereon made by the Provost Marshal his Excellency or- 
impowwinff dcred the Same to be delivered to tfie Cleik of the Com- 

Mwdbsni tor 

IjToi^^^^mons house together witfi a dedimus Impowering the 

itrj9.T9§L Members returned for the Town of Savannah to Qualify 

the rest by Administering the State Oaths &• 



APRIL, 1771. 335 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Friday the 26*^ April 1771 — 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

James Habersham 
Francis Harris 
Noble Jones 
The Hon^** -! James Edw* Powell \ Esquires 
Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 
James Read 

His Excellency informed the Board that having Exam- 
iimry BmOu'^^^ ^^^ Joumal of the Proceedings of the Commons 
SjoSrSwS'^^^^ of Assembly he found, that house had entered into 
^JS^IS"^"^ ^ very Extraordinary and unprecedented Resolution yes- 
^'••"'*'^* terday which was the Reason for his Calling them to meet 
this day His Excellency then directed the Clerk to re- 
^geri^of quire the Journal of the Commons house from their 
jjjg^**^^^ Clerk which being brought up and their Resolution of 
SoS^ati*rf yesterday read also his Majesty's Royal Instruction to 
^■■^^' his Excellency touching his power of approving or dis- 
approving the Speaker that might at any time be Chosen 
by the Members of the Commons house of Assembly 
His Excellency then put the following Questions to the 
Board viz* 

First Whether this Resolution is not most indecent 
and Insolent denial of his Majesty's Autfiority To which 
the Board unanimously replied that the Resolution en- 
tered on tfie Joumal of the Commons house of yesterday 
was a most indecent and Insolent denial of his Majesty's 
Authority — 

Second Whether it is possible for me to do Businew 



386 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



with them after sucli a Resolution and whilest it remains 
on their Journals — 

To which the Board Unanimously Answered in the 
Negative — 

Third Whether they shall be dissolved or only Pro- 
rogued 

To which the Board gave it as their Unanimous Opin- 
ion and Advice, that his Excellency should Immediately 
dissolve the Assembly. 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 7"* May 1771 



Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq' 



TheHon^** \ 



James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Clement Martin 
Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 
. James Read 



• Esquires 



The Minutes of the fifth of March 23* & 26^^ of April 
•ppvotmL were read and approved. 

Read a Petition of William Mackintosh Setting forth 
iiMP«tB.of that he had heretofore ordered him three hundred Acres 

Will* Mdiktosh 

teaooAene of Land on the South Side of great Satilla about Six 
Miles from Cawston's BlufT which on view did not an- 
swer his Expectations Therefore praying for in Lieu 



MAY, 1771. 337 

thereof three hundred Acres of Land on the South Side 
of great Satilla near or to adjoin his land there 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not bie defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — to adjoin his own 
Land — 

Read a Petition of William Mackintosh Setting forth 
wSi^l&iSLih ^^^* ^^ ^^^ heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres 
foriooAciM ^^f i^and in S' Andrew's Parish upon Cowpen Branch 
which on view thereof did not answer the purpose for 
which he intended it Therefore praying for in Lieu there- 
of One hundred Acres of Land near to or adjoining the 
three hundred Acres this day Petitioned for by him on 
the South Side of great Satilla — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gimnted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Montfis from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
v/Ithin Six Months from the Date thereof that his Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the jwuyer of 
the said Petition is granted to adjoin the three hundred 
Acres — 

Read a Petition of George Baillie setting forth that 
giPijt^of^ he had a Wife a Child and Eight Negroes and was 
foraooAerM desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore 
praying for Six hundred Acres of Land in the South Side 
of great Satilla on a Branch between great Satilla and 
Crooked River to be run Oblong three hundred and fifty 
Acres of which to be in Lieu of the like Quantity former- 
ly ordered him but not Surveyed 

22or-Tolll 



338 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^'"^•^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Provin<( 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



thaPctiLof 
Jbo. MeLcui 
for 600 Aam 



Read a Petition of John M^'Lean setting forth that he 
had heretofore Land granted him on Family Right but 
was now Possessed of ten Negroes in the Province for 
whom he had never Obtained any Land Therefore pray- 
ing for five hundred Acres of Land in S* Mary's Parish 
to adjoin Lands already ordered him to be run Square — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Ormattd doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also raster the 
said Grant in tfie Raster's Office of the said Province 
witfiin Six Months from the date tfiereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted Observing the order of 
Council in such Cases 

Read a Petition of Gideon Thomas Setting forth that 
tiM FMo. ci he had heretofore Two hundred Acres of Land granted 
foriooAens him in the Province on Family Right and no more that 
he had a Wife three Children and one Negroe Therefore 
praying for One hundred Acres of Land on the west side 
of little Buck head near the Mouth of the Boggy Branch 
at a Place called the horse Pen — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

Grmnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also raster the 

said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 

within six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 



MAY, 1771. 339 

may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Phelps setting forth that 
wh^F&^for^^ now possessed in the Province a Wife two Children 
^^ ^^'^ and six Negroes and was desirous of becoming a Settler 
if he could Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred and fifty Acres of Land in S^ Paul's 
Parish to adjoin Land of Ebenezer Smith. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Oranted. ^Qth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



8oloHi» Pratop 
•n for 160. 



Read a Petition of Solomon Prothers Setting forth tfiat 
he had been long Settled in the Province but had had no 
Land granted him that he was possessed of a Wife and 
two Children and being desirous of Obtaining Land for 
Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land on horse Pen bay near Peter Blyths bade 
line in the Parish of S* Matthew 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
<*««*^ doth take oiut a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Edward Ashton Setting forth that 

gj^tn^^^he Came lately into the Province with intention to be- 

teiooAerM ^ome a Settler if he Could Obtain Land for Cultivation 

Therefore praying for One hundred Acres of Land upon 



340 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Gnuited. 



tliePetii. of 
Job Smith 
Jour, for 160 
Acrai. 



the Euchee Creek about ten Miles from the Mouth 
thereof 

RES0I.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Job Smith Jun' Setting forth that 
he Came lately into the Province with an intention to 
Settle if he Could Obtain Land for Cultivation that he 
had a Wife and had heretofore no Land granted him 
Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land on the South Side of the great Kioka's to adjoin 
Land of William Candler and Thomas Ayres — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from- the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Graham Setting forth that he 
^^Sh^-for^*^^ had Land granted him but was desirous of Obtaining 
an Additional Tract Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres joining Land of his Own Purchased of John Cal- 
well on the Alatamaha being a narrow Slip lying between 
said Land of Calwell's and Land granted to John Harvey 
in South Carolina — 



Gnuited 



100 Aene 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 



MAY, 1771. 341 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Marshall Setting forth that 
S2ff*tfi£ he had heretofore ordered him four hundred Acres of 
4^ toiwran Land in Queensborough Settlement which on view there- 
of would not answer any Valuable Purpose to him unless 
run Oblong Therefore praying that the Surveyer general 
might be directed to Cause the Same to be laid out Ob- 
long and to Certifie a Plat thereof Accordingly 



■hsU for 400 

Aercat 

Obkms 



Qnuited* 



Resolved That on Condition that tfie Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this 4.ate and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Forbes Setting forth that he 

jm.^fmm ^^ desirous of Obtaining Lands for Cultivation There- 

foruooAcNs fore praying for fifteen hundred Acres of Land being 

three Tracts heretofore ordered and Surveyed to Joseph 

Wright the Plats whereof were els^sed in the Surveyer 

general's Office — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Qfrnated jQ^th take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



342 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of John Forbes Setting forth that he 
^^bSforwas desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation and had 
upwards of forty Negroes for whom he had not Obtained 
any Land Therefore praying for five hundred Acres of 
Land in S^ Matthew's Parish about Six Miles from 
Hudson's Mill to be laid out Oblong — 



Gnuited. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Peter Durginits Setting forth that 

P^Dwinito somc time since he had purchased a Tract of Land from 

ISdJctaSTto Francis Macartin and Martin tampbell in S^ Paul's Par- 

THtct of' 600 ish heretofore granted them for five hundred Acres but 

on a Resurvey thereof he found the Same to Contain 

Seven hundred and fifty Acres and having Six Negroes 

for whom he had never Obtained any Land Therefore 

praying for Two hundred and fifty Acres, or Surplus 

Land within the lines of the said Tract and also that the 

Original Grant of the said five hundred Acres might be 

Registered — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, j^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant foT the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted^ — and that the Reg- 
ister of grants do receive and enter the said Grant of five 
hundred Acres an Record in his Office — 



thePetn. of 
George McIdf 
-to«hfor200 
Acres 



MAY, 1771. 348 

Read a Petition of George Mackintosh Setting forth 
that he had family Rights for which he had Obtained no 
Land Therefore praying for Two hundred Acres of Land 
in S' Andrew's Parish to adjoin his own Land and to 
include One hundred Acres heretofore run for Jennett 
Greme but not granted 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted Joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from tfiis date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Sarah Mizzell Widow Setting forth 
si»5r^iMeii ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ been some years in the Province and 
had never any Land granted her that she had two Chil- 
dren and was desirous of Obtaining land for Cultiva- 
tion Therefore praying for two hundred Acres of Land in 
S' Philip's Parish near James Pugh's Cowpen to be run 
Square the Swamp not extending a Sufficient depth — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land witfiin Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Boykin Setting forth that he 

jDo-^icfa for ^^^ heretofore ordered him One hundred' Acres of Land 

100 Acres jn S^ Matthew's Parish which on view thereof he had 

reason to believe it was not vacant Therefore praying for 

in Lieu thereof One hundred Acres in S^ Matthew's 

Parish to be laid out Agreeable to a Sketch Annexed if 



for200Aeree 



344 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

the same Could be found Vacant or near to Land this 
day ordered to Solomon Prothero 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
onnted ^^^y^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
^ Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted near to Prothero's 
Land 

Read a Petition of Chaplin and Pride Williams Setting 
^J^^«^^ forth that Pride Williams one of the Petitioners had 
^^Jj;;^'®' ^ heretofore One hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered 
him which on Examination was not found vacant There- 
fore praying for in Joint Tennants four hundred and 
fifty Acres of Land in S* Matthew's Parish to include 
part of five hundred Acres ordered John Waters the Hat 
of which was Elapsed (on the family Right of Chaplin 
Williams) Consisting of three Negroes for whom he had 
never Obtained any Land — 

Resolved Hiat on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that they doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty ftiay not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Isaac Mounsey Setting forth that 
^Z^Ji.^ he had resided a Considerable time in tfie Province and 
had not any Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres in S* George's Parish near Lands of James 
Pugh to be laid out Oblong — 



for lOOAerM 



MAY, 1771. 346 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^*'*°*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the Date thereof that his 
. Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Tobias Jones Setting forth that he 
«toP«tiLof had been fifteen Months in the Province and had Eight 
foraooAeMs Negroes therein but never had any Land granted him 
and being now desirous of Obtaining Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for three hundred Acres of 
Land in S^ Matthew's Parish to adjoin or near to Land 
ordered Joseph Jones to be run Oblong — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^*'*'**^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land witfiin Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



tlMPeta. ci 
Joipli. Jones 
for 200 Aeros 



Read a Petition of Joseph Jones Setting forth that he 
had had Land granted him in Part of his Family Right 
but was yet possessed of right for Two hundred Acres 
as might appear by his former Cotificate and Proof of 
right Therefore praying for two hundred Acres of Land 
to adjoin or near to the Lands already ordered him 
in S* Matthew's Parish to be run Oblong the Swamp 
being very narrow — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

onnM. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also register the 

said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 



346 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL^ 



the Petn. of 
Wm. McFar- 
landforlOO 
Acres 



Grmnted. 



within six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
of the said Petition is granted to adjoin on proof of his 
Family Right — 

Read a Petition of William M'Farland Setting forth 
that he was desirous of becoming a Settler in the Prov- 
ince if he Could Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore 
Praying for One hundred Acres of Land in Wrights- 
borough Township where the same might be found va- 
cant and one lot in the Town of Wrightsborough — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
take out a Grant for the said Land and lot within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Joshua Odam Setting forth that he 
Se£lJ"o?dmm had been some time Settled in the Province with his fam- 
ily Consisting of a Wife and two Children and had had 
only One hundred Acres of Land heretofore granted him 
Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres of Land on 
the head of Withers's Branch in S* Georges Parish — 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



XV « ^ ^ Read a Petition of Edward Barnard Setting forth that 

the Fetn. of , 

to'ii^hSSd ^^ ^^^ frequently Land granted him on Family Right 
ftbt. 4 or 600 j^^j|. ^^ g|.jjj Possessed of rights for an Additional Quan- 



MAY, 1 771. 347 

tity Therefore praying for on Family Right an Island 
in Savannah River about Twenty five Miles above Au- 
gusta Containing four or five hundred Acres in the 
whole — 

Resoi^vEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Mcwiths from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



thaPetiLQf 
Bdmnnd Curt- 



Read a Petition of Edmund Cartlidge Setting forth 
that he had heretofore five hundred Acres of land granted 
^«£or 150 him on Family Right but was yet Possessed of an Addi- 
tional right having a Wife Eight Children and three 
Negroes Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land on the great Kioka Creek about a Mile 
and half from the River — 

Resoi^ved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Buttin Gwinnett Setting forth that 
^^•ta,^ he did Some time ago apply for Fourteen hundred and 

Button Owln* * *^ •' 

ni^or 1460 fifty Acres of Land on South Newport (on family Right) 
but his Wife and Daughter being then Absent from the 
Province thirteen hundred and fifty Acres only of the 
Land Petitioned for was ordered him that being in daily 
Expectation of the Arrival of his Wife and Child he 
had not run the said thirteen hundred and fifty Acres. 



348 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Onuitod. 



And they were now Arrived Therefore praying for the 
said Fourteen hundred and fifty Acres of Land on South 
Newport formerly applied for he having Sufficient fam- 
ily Right to the Same — 

RES0I.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



the PetB. of 
Jaa. SfnipMii 
farSOOAciM 



Read a Petition of James Simpson Setting forth that 
he had already granted him Two hundred Acres of Land 
which was almost the whole of his family Right but 
being very desirous of Obtaining an Additional Tract to 
adjoin the said Two hundred Acres on two Sides which 
if allowed him would be of great Value to himself and 
Family Therefore Praying for Two hundred Acres of 
Land in S^ George's Parish to adjoin his Land there 
on two sides on a reserve for Twelve Months 
in which time he hoped and doubted not to Acquire 
Family Right to the Same and that in the Mean time 
the Secretary might issue a Warrant for Surveying the 
said two hundred Acres of Land — 



Ordered That the said Land be reserved for twelve 
Months as Prayed for — 

Read a Petition of Edward Barnard Setting forth that 
^wdutai!^ he had heretofore ordered him One hundred and fifty 
n«dfor siiew ^^^^ ^f ^a^j jj^ gt George's Parish Originally ordered 
to Edward Davidson the Warrant for Surveying which 
was lost or Mislaid before a Precept Could be Obtained 
from the Surveyer general Therefore Praying that the 
Secretary might be directed to issue a new warrant to 



MAY, 1771. 



349 



Gnmtad. 



TheP«tn. of 
Jna Keebler 
for 600 Acres 



Survey the said One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
and that his Majesty's Grant might Pass to and in the 
Name of Joseph Volentine — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Keebler Setting forth that 
he had a Wife three Children a Young brother and three 
N^joes and was desirous of Obtaining Land for Cul- 
tivation Therefore Praying for five hundred Acres of 
Land in S* George's Parish near Bear Camp — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted-— only four hun- 
dred and fifty Acres — 

Read a Petition of William Blackman Setting forth 
w^ K&a^ that he had Some time ago Two hundred Acres of Land 
forsooAoM granted him and was desirous of Obtaining more that 
he had a Wife two Children and Ten N^froes Therefore 
Praying for Two hundred Acres of Land in S' Mat- 
thew's Parish near Land of Robert Hudson to be laid 
out Oblong — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 

^■•""•^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register 



Gnmted. 



350 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Philip Yonge Setting forth that he 
^p«ta.of was desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation There- 
£oat looAm ^^^ Praying for an Island in Doboy River called Patter- 
son's Island containing about One hundred Acres of 
Land — 



Onnttd. 



for 100 Acres 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Edward Cater Setting forth that 
juwdloftttf ^^ ^^ desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation 
Therefore Praying for One himdred Acres of Land on 
Boggy Gut bounded West by land of James Ogelvie's 
and to join Stephen Miuray's and Radcliff's Land — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Hadon Setting forth that 

wSijB^for ^^ arrived in the Province in the Year 1769 in the Ship 

s^^w" Hopewell Cap' Thomas Ash frcwn Ireland and had then 

Aent&iLot q^^ hundred Acres of Land ordered him but n^lected 

taking out a Warrant to have the Same Surveyed There- 



MAY, 1771. 861 

fore Praying that the Secretary might be ordered to issue 
a Warrant to the Surveyer general for laying out to him 
One hundred Acres of Land in Queensborough Settle- 
ment and one Lott in the Town of Queensborough — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^*»»*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and tha;t he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from- the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Boyd Setting forth that he 
thePetiLof arrived in the Province in the Year 1769 in the Ship 

Jospo* Boyd 

|»*wmt for Hopewell Cap' Ash from Ireland and had then One 
AemftiLott hundred Acres of Land ordered him in Queensborough 
Settlement but Neglected taking out a Warrant to have 
the Same Surveyed Therefore Pra)ring that the Secre- 
tary might be ordered to issue a Warrant to the Surveyer 
general for laying out to him One hundred Acres of 
Land in Queensborough Settlement and also one lott in 
the Town of Queensborough — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^^'^^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Read setting forth that 

fii0P«tiLof he arrived in the Province in the Year 1769 in the ship 

• Want, for Hopcwell Cap* Ash from Ireland and had then One hun^ 

Acri A 1 Lott dred Acres of Land ordered him but Neglected taking 

out a Warrant to have the same Surveyed Therefore 



352 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Qrantod. 



tlMPetiuof 
Axkdw Snider 
for 100 Acne 



Gnmted. 



tlM Petn* of 
Jm. Flnlaj f or 
SOOAensAl 



Praying that the Secretary might be directed to issue 
a Warrant for laying out One hundred Acres of Land 
in Queensborough Township and also one lot in the 
Town of Queensborough 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the ^**^^ Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Andrew Snider setting forth that 
he had been many years Resident in the Province but 
had never any Land granted him and being now de- 
sirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore 
Praying for One hundred Acres of Land on the great Bay 
in S^ Matthew's Parish to adjoin Land of the Hon^'* 
John Graham — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Finlay Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land in Queensborough Township (on his family 
Right) but that from the Situation of the Land he found 
it would not answer his Purpose unless run Oblong That 
he had a Child more than he had at the time heretofore 
applied for Land Therefore Praying for three hundred 
Acres of Land on the great Spring in Queensborough 



MAY, 1771. 



853 



Granted. 



Township and one Lott in the Town of Queensborough 
and that the said three hundred Acres might be run Ob- 
long. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from' the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — Observing the Instruc- 
tions on Oblong Land 



tfaePetn. of 
HAiih.Stirk 
Widow for 
200 Acres 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of Hannah Stirk Widow Setting forth 
that she had been many years Settled in the Province 
and was now Possessed of Eleven Negroe Slaves for 
whom he had never any Land granted her Therefore 
Praying for Two hundred Acres of Land in S*^ Matthew's 
Parish near Land granted Nathaniel Langley in Part 
of her family Right — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also Roister 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetiLof 
Bobt I>aim 
for 860 Acres 



Read a Petition of Robert Dunn Setting forth that he 
had resided upwards of four Years in the Province that 
he had a Wife and four Children for whom he never had 
any land granted him and was desirous of taking up 
Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for three hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land adjoining or near to Mob- 
ley's Pond in S^ George's Parish 
28 c r-voi 11 



354 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted. 



thePetiLOf 
Jna Adm. 
Trientlen ifiit 
100 Acx«0 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seveii 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Adam Trieutlen Setting forth 
that he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres 
of Land which he afterwards found was not Vacant 
Therefore Praying for in Lieu thereof One hundred 
Acres of Land adjoining Land of his own and Land 
granted James Love 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Lewis Johnson Setting forth that 

L^ j^Mon ^^ ^^^ Twenty Negroes for whom he had not any Land 

tte^am?of *" granted him' Therefore Praying for five hundred Acres 

^8. JohnBiL ^f j^^^ jj^ gt Matthew's Parish near to or adjoining 

Land of James Johnston and John Patten and that his 

Majesty ^"^"^^ for the same might pass to and in the Name 

of Lewis Johnson Jun"" 



Granted 



Grftiited. 



Resolved That on Condition thait the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant^for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he dotli also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted 



MAY, 1771. 355 

Read a Petition of William Ledbetter Setting forth 
wl?iSbSttor that he had been sometime resident in the Province with 
his family Consisting* of a Wife two Children and three 
Negroes in right of whom he had never any land granted 
him Therefore Praying- for four hundred Acres of Land 
in S' Philip's Parish near Land ordered John Vallenceir 
to be run Square the Swamp not extending Sufficient 
depth from the River — 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted Observing the Instructions 
on Square Lands — 



thePetxLof 
GeoTffo Stro- 
bardt for 160 
Acres 



Read a Petition of George Strobardt Setting forth that 
he had many Negroes for whomi he had not any Land 
granted him Therefore Praying for One hundred and 
fifty Acres of Land in S*^ Philip s Parish to adjoin Land 
ordered James Brown 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from tliis date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted 



thePetiLof 
Davd,: r.^ 
Deleeall for 
100 Acres 



Read a Petition of David Delegall Setting forth that 
he expected in a Short time to have an Addition to his 
Negroes Therefore Praying for One hundred Acres of 
Land on South Newport joining Southerly on Lands of 



856 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

John Jones and Northerly on Lands of John Barber to 
be reserved for him for three Months 



Granted- 



Ordered That the said Land be reserved for three 
Months as Prayed for 



th6P«tn.of 
Jonathn. Coch' 



Read a Petition of Jonathan Cochran Setting forth 

that he had heretofore Land ei anted him but was now 
I- ° 

nmto 400 Possessed of Eight Negroes for whom he had Obtained 
no Land Therefore Praying for four hundred Acres of 
Land on great Ogechee River to adjoin Land of the 
Petitioner 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted ck)th take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Nathan Harris Setting forth that 
thePetnof he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
for 100 Acres Land in S' Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and 

Elapsed -^ 

returned and a fiat for the same Passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was elapsed in which the Grant 
should ha\e been taken out Therefore Praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be Permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the same 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^"*^- doth take otit a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also 
Register the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the 
said Province within Six Months from the date thereof 



MAY, 1771. 357 

that his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of David Lewis Setting forth that 
S^LSWtefarhc had heretofore ordered him One himdred Acres of 
SSipaST Land in S' Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and 
returned and a fiat for the same Passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore Praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to Prepare the same 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (Jq^^ take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joshua Saimders Setting forth that 
theP«tii.of he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 

Joshua Sami" 

A^^Ek^Md Land in S' Paul's Parish which had been Surveyed and 
returned and a fiat for the Same Passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore Praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be Permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Secretary might be ordered to Prepare the Same 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 



358 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



thePetiLof 

QnintinTooler 

forUOAerw 



Granted. 



the Petn. of 
Jno- Rock for 
lOOAcxee 



Granted. 



Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Quintin Pooler Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him One hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land in Queensbprough Township which had 
been surveyed and returned and a fiat for the Same 
Passed by the Attorney general but the time was Elapsed 
in which the Grant should have been taken out There- 
fore Praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he 
might be Permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
the said Land and that the Secretary might be ordered to 
Prepare the Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of John Rock Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
which had been Surveyed and returned and a fiat for the 
same Passed by the Attorney general but the time was 
Elapsed in which the Grant should have been taken out 
Therefore Praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 
he might be Permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant 
for the said Land and that the Secretary might be or- 
dered to Prepare the Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 



MAY, 1771. 359 

cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Patrick Butler Setting forth that 
STtri^Bntte ^^ ^^^ heretofore ordered him One hundred and fifty 
&i2^^^^ Acres of Land on M^'Bean's Swamp which had been Sur- 
veyed and returned and a fiat for the Same Passed by 
the Attorney general but the time was Elapsed in which 
the Grant should have been taken out Therefore Pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be 
Permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Secretary might be ordered to Pre- 
pare the Same 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jermyn Wright Setting forth that 
thePeto-of he had heretofore ordered him Two Tracts of Land the 

Jt/narn, 

AWQAm^ One Containing four hundred Acres and the other five 
hundred Acres in S' Mary's Parish both which Tracts 
had b|een Surveyed and returned and fiats for the Same 
Passed by the Attorney general but the time was Elapsed 
in which the Grants should have been taken out There- 
fore Praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time he 
might be Permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
the said Land and that the Secretary might be ordered 
to Prepare the Same 



Elapd. 



860 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Gninted. 



thcPetn-of 

Jermyn. 

Wr^t*Cbt. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jermyn Wright and Charles Wright 
Esq" Setting forth that they had heretofore ordered 
wSStfor 6*' them Seven Tracts of Land five Tracts of which Contain- 
SMfaTrmet A 2 ingf One hundred and fifty Acres each Tract and the other 

TlACtS ODO of ^ 

460 ft the oUicr Two Tracts one of four hundred and fifty Acres and the 

ouo Acres all *^ 

■"•"^^ Other five hundred Acres in S^ Mary's Parish all which 

had been Surveyed and returned and fiats for the Same 
Passed by the Attorney general but the time was Elapsed 
in which the Grants should have been taken out There- 
fore Praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time they 
might be Permitted to take out his Majesty's Grants for 
the said Land and that the Secretary might be ordered 
to Prepare the Same 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petition- 
Granted, ers doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two. 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that they do also Regis- 
ter the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted 



theP«tn.ar 
JoehA'Peaxoe 



Read a Petition of Joshua Pearce Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres 
gruoAeree ^f ^^^j j^ gt Matthew's Parish which had been Sur- 
veyed and returned and a fiat for the same Passed by the 
Attorney general but the time was Elapsed in which the 



MAY, 1771. 



361 



Granted. 



the Petn- of 
Wm. Johneon 
for one Lot 
Elapsed 



Granted 



Grant should have been taken out Therefore Praying 
that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might be Per- 
mitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land 
and that the Secretary might be ordered to Prepare the 
Same 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of William Johnson Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him One Lot in the Town 
of Augusta known by the Number thirty One which 
had been laid out to him and returned and a fiat for the 
Same passed by the Attorney general but the time was 
Elapsed in which the Grant should have been taken out 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 
he mright be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant 
for the said Lot and that the Secretary might be ordered 
to prepare the Same. 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted 



.^ « ^ ^ Read a Petition of Thomas Green Setting forth that 

the Petn. of *»* 

^"^^^ he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land in S^ Paul's Parish which had been sur- 



362 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

veyed and returned and a fiat for the Same passed by 
the Attorney general but the time was Elapsed in which 
the Grant should have been taken out Therefore praying 
that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be per- 
mitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land 
and that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the 
Same 



Grmnted. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May Hot be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn- of 
EbeiMser 
SmithforaOO 
Aerw Elapsed 



Read a Petition of Ehenezer Smith Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred Acres of 
Land in S^ Paul's Parish which liad been surveyed and 
returned and a fiat for the same passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted 



MAY, 1 771. 363 

Read a Petition of William Kilgore Setting forth that 
wm.^i»i? he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
buSSj^**^ Land in S^ Paul's Parish which had been Surveyed and 
returned and a fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney 
gieneral but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months fromi the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Robert Story Setting forth that he 
the Petn. of had heretofore ordered him four hundred Acres of Land 

Robt. Story for 

mi^ST ^^ ^^ Paul's Parish which had been Surveyed and re- 
turned and a fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
tlie Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, j^th take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



364 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Read a Petition of Henry Yonge Jun' Setting forth 
aS|*Yi^ that he had a Wife two Children and fifteen Slaves and 
iMAcnL^^^had only Two hundred Acres of Land granted him 
Therefore praying for two Tracts of Land Containing 
One hundred and fifty Acres each Tract in S^ Matthew's 
Parish formerly ordered to Barnard Romans the Fiats 
of which were Elapsed 



Gzmntod. 



Resolved Tliat on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grants in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of the said Henry Yonge Jun*" Setting 
HSiyfYoSje forth that he had a Wife two Children and fifteen Negroes 
aS'Ai^'^^and that he had only Two hundred Acres of Land grant- 
ed him Therefore praying for two Tracts of Land in S' 
Paul's Parish Containing two hundred Acres each Tract 
formerly ordered to Robert Hatcher the Fiats of which 
were elapsed 



Gnmtod. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said ^■**'^ is granted — 



the P«tiL of 
Chs. Choreh- 
w«n for 100 
Acres Elapeed 



Read a Petition of Charles Churchwell Setting forth 
that he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres 
of Land in S* George^s Parish which had been Surveyed 
and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 



MAY, 1 77 1. 



866 



Granted. 



the Petn. of 
Jno. Upton 
for 100 Acres 
Elapsed 



Granted. 



Same should h^ve passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare 
and certify a plan thereof for that purpose — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's OfTice of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Upton Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
in S' Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a plan thereof for that purpose — 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately niade) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



tiiaPetn.'of Read a Petition of David Huegunin Setting forth that 
Stofor^So^*" he had heretofore ordered him three hundred Acres of 
Acres Elapsed j^^^j j^ gt j^j^^ ^^ 31 phiHp's Parish which had been 



366 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Gnmtod. 



the Petn. of 
Jno. McLean 
for 300 Acres 
Elmpsed 



Granted. 



Surveyed and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer 
general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a 
Grant for the Same should have passed Therefore pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be 
permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a plan thereof for that purpose 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John M'^Lean Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him three hundred Acres of Land 
on Reserve for Six Months not having at that time a 
Sufficient family Right since which time he acquired a 
Considerable Number of Slaves which had been Surveyed 
and a plan thereof returned into' the Surveyer general's 
Office but tlie tiir.e was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
Same should have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare 
and certify a plan thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



MAY, 1771. 



367 



thePetn. of 
iphMar- 
1 for 100 



JoMphMar- 
■haUfc 



Read a Petition of Joseph Marshall Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
i^i^Eiil^ Land in Queensborough Settlement which had been Sur- 
veyed and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer gen- 
eral's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant 
for the Same Should have passed Therefore praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a plan thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^q^)^ take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Botton Gwin- 
nett for 1000 
Acres Elapsed 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of Button Gwinnett Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him One thousand Acres of 
Land in S' Andrew's Parisli which had been Sun^eyed 
and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
same should have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a plan thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 



368 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Michael Muckinfuss Setting forth 
mJcwTmIi^- that he had heretofore ordered him five hundred Acres 
AamEkSSted of Land in the Parish of S' Matthew which had been 
Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer 
general's Office but the time was Elapsed in which a 
Grant for the same should have passed Therefore pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be 
permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyer general might be ordered 
to prepare and certify a plan thereof for that purpose — 



Gnmtod. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



tlMPetlLOf 

Jbo. Wosnack 
for 100 AerM 
ElapMd 



Gimntod. 



Read a Petition of John Womack Setting forth that he 
had heietofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
in S' George's Parish which had been Surveyed and a 
plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the tiir.e was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this Date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 



MAY, 1771. 369 

cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the Date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jonathan Hemp Setting forth that 
SiS*K«S> ^^ ^^^ heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
BiJj22d^"** Land in S^ George's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
same should have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a plan thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^^**'**^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Zebulon Cock Setting forth that he 
zibuKJc^k had heretofore ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land 
^200 Acw. ^ gt George's Parish which had been Surveyed and a 
plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose — 

24 c r— Tol n 



870 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Granted. 



thePetn. of 
Jas- Willson 
for 800 Acres 
Elapsed 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Willson Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him three hundred Acres of 
Land in S^ George's Parish which had been Surveyed and 
a plan thereof returned into the Surve>^er general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
Should have Passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of time he might be, permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to Prepare and certi- 
fy a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Hannah Stirk Widow Setting forth 
Sllnh^Stirk that her late Husband Benjamin Stirk had Obtained an 
www. for 500 ^j.j^ f^ /p^^ Tracts of Land one of Seven hundred 
Acres and the other five hundred Acres which were Sur- 
veyed and Plans thereof returned into the Surveyer gen- 
eral's Office but the time was Elapsed in which Grants 
for the same should have passed Therefore praying that 
the Tract of five hundred Acres might pass to her and in 



Granted. 



MAY, 1771. 371 

her own Name she having Purchased the Negroes Since 
the death of her said husband in right of whom the said 
Land was Originally Ordered — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said- Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of William Clark Setting forth that 
wm^c&kfor he had heretofore ordered him Two Tracts of land on 
ffiSt^'^ the back of S' Mary's River Containing Two hundred 
Acres each (on reserve) for Six Months which term was 
Just Expired and had not yet ^"**'^ able to Procure a 
family Right thereto Therefore praying for a further 
reserve of Six Months for the said Land — 



Tract 



Granted. 



Ordered That the further Term of Six Months for 
a Reser\'e be allowed as Prayed for — 



Read a Petition of George Delegal Setting forth that 
ti^«P«^j* he had lately Prefered a Petition Concerning a moiety 
ofVrSiSt oT ^^ share of a Tract of Land Containing in the whole five 
hSdi^ aS hundred and Eighty two Acres at little Ogechee whereon 
A^iSSt the Petitioner had been Settled for some years past, did 
SShew Geor«« not Sufficiently advert to a former order touching the 
said Land nor did so fully as he ought, set forth his 
Reasons for asking an Alteration on the said order There- 
fore praying that he might be allowed to more fully ex- 
plain the reasons which induced him to desire an Altera- 
tion to be made on the former order of Council, first, it 
was desired that his Majesty's Grant for one Moiety or 
share of the five hundred and Eighty two Acres of Land 
should pass to the Petitioner and his Wife Jane for their 
Joint lives and the life of the longest liver of them and 



372 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

to the heirs of their bodies — and in default of such issue 
to Marshella and Mary Ann Delegal and the Surviver of 
them (.the daughters of Edward Delegal deceased the 
Petitioners late Brother) the Petitioner would further 
Observe that since the order of Council aforesaid one of 
the said Children died and the Survivor was not only 
wholly Entitled to one Moiety of the five hundred and 
Eighty two Acres of Land Agreeable to the order of 
Council which the Petitioner by no means wishes to de- 
prive her of but had ^■*'^^ acres of land in the prov- 
ince Exclusive the Petitioner begs further leave to Ob- 
serve that a Sister of his and late Wife to John Deveaux 
left behind her a Son — Called George Delegal Deveaux 
who was entirely destitute of any Estate whatever for 
his Support, and wholly dependent on the Petitioner — 
that in Strict equity the said Child was Entitled to an 
equal share of the Lands in Question with the Surviving 
Child of Edward Delegal both being the Grand Children 
of the Petitioner's Father to whom the Lands were 
Originally Allotted, the Petitioner nevertheless only 
Craves that in Case of the death of himself and his Wife 
Jane without issue the Moiety of five hundred and Eighty 
two Acres of Land might be ordered to go to his Nephew 
George Delegal Deveaux and that his Majesty's Grant 
for the Same might Pass Accordingly — 

Ordered That the said Petition be rejected the 
z^eetod. Claim with Respect to the land being Solemnly and fully 
determined on the 4^ of July 1769 on an hearing of the 
parties — 

Read a Petition of Hannah Stirk Widow Setting forth 
niih^sSrk' that she had been many years Settled in the Province that 
www. for 800 gj^^ j^^^ ^j^^^ Eleven Negroes for whom she had never 
had any land granted her and was desirous of Obtaining 
Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for three hun- 
dred Acres of Land in S^ Matthew's Parish near Land 



for a ne^ 
precept 



MAY, 1771. 373 

Surveyed for Thomas Flyming in part of her family 
Right 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^'*"*^* doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Baillie setting forth that he 
^j^Pj^^^ had heretofore ordered him Six hundred Acres of Land 
on Crooked River near to lands granted William Knox 
the Warrant for Surveying whereof was Expired in its 
Term and the land not laid out Therefore praying that 
notwithstanding the lapse of time the Surveyer general 
might be enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on 
the said Warrant that the land so ordered him might be 
Surveyed in order to his Obtaining his Majesty's Grant 
for the Same — 

Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted, granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accprdingly — 

Read a Petition of John Graham Setting forth that 
^^G«ii^ he had heretofore ordered him One thousand Acres of 
for 1000 Acres ^a^j ^^ Turkey branch South Side of great Satilla about 
four Miles from Cawston's bluflf but not Surveyed and 
was desirous to Obtain Land in Lieu thereof Therefore 
praying for One thousand Acres of Pine Barren joining 
Land of Henry Lawrence on Plug Point near the Land 
reserved for Brunswick in Lieu of the aforesaid One 

thousand Acres — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, j^jj ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 



374 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
Jno. Grahm. 
for a new 
precept 



Read a Petition of the said John Graham Setting forth 
that he had heretofore Obtained a Warrant for laying 
out One thousand Acres of Land joining Land ordered 
his Excellency near Santa Sevela Bluff which Warrant 
was Expired in its Term and the land not yet Surveyed 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 
the Surveyer general might be enabled and ordered to 
issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that the land 
so ordered him might be Surveyed in order to his Ob- 
taining his Majesty^s Grant for the Same — 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 



Read a Petition of Philip Elphinston Setting forth that 
pwir^pwn- ^^ ^^^ heretofore ordered him three hundred and fifty 
SSS/pt*°*^ Acres of Land on the north side of Briar Creek the War- 
rant for Surveying whereof was Expired in its Term and 
the land not yet Surveyed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the the lapse of time the Surveyer general 
might be enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on 
the said Warrant that the land so ordered him might be 
Surveyed in order to his Obtaining his Majesty's Grant 
for the Same — 



Granted. 



Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 



MAY, 1771. 



376 



Read a Petition of James Graves Setting forth that 
^.toJj^forhe had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
anew precept j^^^ ^^ ^^^ jj^^^ Kioka's about four Miles above the 

Mouth to include the Improvements where he then lived 
which had not been Surveyed within the time limited 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 
the Surveyer general might be enabled and ordered to 
issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that the land 
so ordered him might be Surveyed in order to his Ob- 
taining his Majesty's Grant for the Same 



Gnmted. 



Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly — 

His Excellency Informed the Board that he had 
ordered the Attorney general to Report his Opinion with 
Respect to Sundry Laws of this Province whether they 
are expired or in force and the said Report was read 
as follow's 



May it please your Excellency 

Agreeable to your Excellency's direction that I should 
g^^Attor^ make my Report whether the Several Acts following 
S^wh^SS^ are of force to wit the Militia Act. N^^oe Act. Watch 
inforceorxurt Act and Road Act. I have taken them into Considera- 
tion and am of Opinion they are. the Militia Act passed 
in March 1765 to Continue for five years, for the last 
two Meetings were only Convention no Laws having 
passed) it Consequently Still is of force the Watch Act 
Passed in May 1770 to Continue for two years and from 
thence to the end of tlie next Session of Assembly, it 
will therefore be of force for at Least twelve Months 
to Come, both the Negroe law and Road Law are 
enumerated in the last Continuation Act which passed 
also in May 1770 to be of force for one year and from 



376 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



thence to the end of the next Session of Assembly. Con- 
sequently will not Expire until an Assembly is ag^n 
Called and a Session is held and Ended — James Hume — 



port to be pub- • 
fishedinthe 



GMett*. 



And Whereas some insidious and evil minded Person 
clJi^iS^ or Persons by a Paper Sent to the Printer and published 
"in the last Gazette, asserted that this Province was now 
without a Law to regulate the Militia, and without a 
Law for the Rule and Trial of Slaves — and also with- 
out a law Establishing a Watch or guard for the Town, 
and it is Insinuated that there is no Law for making 
or repairing Roads Therefore to the End that Militia 
Officers Magistrates and other his Majesty's good Sub- 
jects might not be misled by such Groundless and base 
insinuations his Excellency had thought fit with the 
Advice of his Majesty's honorable Council to order the 
above Report of the Attorney general to be Published 
in the Gazette 



JiutloMappd. 

foTMYenU 

ParlshM 



Resolved That Philip Howell and John Fieri be 
added to the Number of Justices for the Parish of S^ 
Matthew and that Sir Patrick Houstoun and James For- 
rester be added to the Number of Justices for S^ An- 
drew's Parish and all the Parishes to the Southward 
thereof and that Henry Downes and Ebenezer Smith 
be added to the Number of S* Paul's Parish and that 
Samuel Elbert be added to the Number of Justices for 
S* George's Parish — 



His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants viz* 



To David Anderson loo Acresi 

George Mackintosh 300 Acres [ In S* Andrew's Parish — 
George Mackintosh 200 Acres I 
William Mackintosh 50 AcresJ 



MAY, 1771. 



377 



Ta Philip Dill 200 Acres 1 

John Goldwire 400 Acres >InS' Matthew's Parish — 
Nathaniel Langley25oAcresJ 



Robert Dumvill 150 Acres 
David Marin 200 Acres 
Patrick M^'Cormick 100 Acres 
William Pilsher 100 Acres 
Seth Slocumb 100 Acres 
Anthony Stokes (Purchase) 

650 Acres 
Anthony Stokes 300 Acres 
John Smith 200 Acres 
David Wood 300 Acres 

Mary Dunham &^ in Trust ' 

300 Acres 
Thomas Sullivant 250 Acres 
Peter Sallens 250 Acres 



Queensborough 
ditto 



In S* George's Parish— 



In S* David's Parish— 



Jermyn 
Esq" 
ditto 
ditto 
ditto 
ditto 
ditto 
ditto 
Jermyn 
ditto 



& Charles Wright 

1 50 Acres 
ditto 150 Acres 

ditto 500 Acres 

ditto 150 Acres 

ditto 150 Acres 

ditto 450 Acres 

ditto 150 Acres 

Wright 500 Acres 

400 Acres 



In S' Mary's Parish- 



Samuel Frink 500 Acres In S^ John's Parish — 

Thomas Lee Jun*" 250 Acres In S' Philip's Parish — 

William M'^Intosh (Bounty) 200 Acres In S^ Paul's 
Parish — 



Jacob Witter 250 Acres In S* James's Parish — 



378 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Wednesday the 8*^ May 
1771— 

Present. 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
James Edw* Powell 
The Hon^** ^ James Read \ Esquires 

Clement Martin 
Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 

Read a Petition of David Delegal Setting forth that 
SnS^i^i ^^ h^^ "^^^ ^^^^ "P ^^ ^^ Province and being at age 
for 460Acres ^^^ Posscsscd nine Slaves in his own right was desirous 
of Obtaining Land for Cultivation which if granted he 
promises Immediately to Settle and Improve Therefore 
praying for four hundred and fifty Acres of Land on 
South New Port in S' Andrew's Parish bounded to the 
north by land of John Barber and South by land of Rod- 
erick M^^Intosh — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petiticwier 
^''^*^' doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William M'Kenzie Setting forth 
w^fSk^iethat he had heretofore Land granted to his Son 
toffis^ George M'^Kenzie a Minor on the family Right of the 
GmKeMcKen- pg^i^jQ^^^ that he had now two Negroes in the Province 



Oxmnted. 



MAY, 1771. 379 

for whom he had never any land Therefore praying for. 
his Son George M'^Kenzie One hundred Acres of Land 
on Conoochee to adjoin Land formerly granted to the 
said George M'^Kenzie 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Roger Champney's Setting forth 

^e/champ- that he had a Wife and three Negroes and was desirous 

Aa»8 of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for 

three hundred Acres of Land in S' Matthew's Parish 

near Lands ordered John Stirk and to be run Oblong — 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gimnted j^^j^ ^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Robert Blanchard Setting forth that 
RobtBian- he had formerly p>refered a Petition for four hundred 

ehard for 450 . _^ ., 

Acres and fifty Acres of Land in S^ George's Parish on Family 

Right but the Consideration of his Petition was at that 
time postponed Therefore praying for four hundred and 
fifty Acres of Land for Cultivation on the north Side 
of Bryer Creek in his Family Right Consisting of a Wife 
three Children and three Negroes — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, j^}^ ^ake out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 



380 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



thePetn. of 
James Gold- 
wire for 100 
Acres 



Granted. 



Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Goldwire Setting forth that 
he had been sometime Resident in the Province but had 
not any Land granted him and being now desirous of 
Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for 
One hundred Acres of Land on Belcher's Mill Creek 
in S' Philip's Parish— 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



the Petn. of 
John Penny 
for 260 Acres 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of John Perry Setting forth that he 
had been Six years Resident in the Province but had not 
any land granted him and was desirous of Obtaining 
Land for Cultivation having a Wife and two Children 
Therefore praying for Two hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land in S' George's Parish to adjoin Land of William 
Hudley 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also roister the 
said Grant in the register's Ofiice of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



thePetiLof 
Georse Mcin- 
tosh for GO 
Aem 



MAY, 1771. 381 

Read a Petition of George M'^Intosh Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him fifty Acres of Land which 
on Inquirey he foiind was not vacant Therefore pray- 
ing for in Lieu thereof fifty Acres of Land on S' Simons 
p.car the Town — 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^3««t^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of Edward Barnard Setting forth that 
Mwd*Biimrf^^ had heretofore ordered him Three hundred Acres of 
gr^sM Acws Land in S^ Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and 
a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Gnntod. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Lucena Setting forth that 
thePatiLof he had heretofore ordered him One thousand Acres of 
fmiiMAam Land ou the South Side of the River Alatamaha on Re- 
serve the term of which reserve was now nearly Expired 



382 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



and had not at present more than Twelve Slaves for 
whom he had not had any Land Therefore praying for 
the further term of Six Months for purchasing such an 
Additional Number of Slaves as might Intitle him to the 
said One thousand Acres of Land — 



Granted. 



Ordered That the further Term of Six Months be 
allowed for the said reserve as Prayed for — 



Read a Petition of Thomas Netherclift Setting forth 
Tw^Nether- that he had not any land granted him on his family 
A^?*^*^ Right Therefore praying for four hundred Acres of 
Land in S' Matthew's Parish near Isaac Ford's Cow- 
pen — 



Granted 



ResoIvVEd That on Condtion that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of Thomas Netherclift setting: forth 
thePetn^ that he had not any Land granted him on his Family 
«iift*for4oo Ri^ht Therefore praying for four hundred Acres of Land 
in S* Matthew's Parish near Land of Francis Jones 



Acres 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the Said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



MAY, 1771. 383 

Whereas the Several Persons whose Names are under 
tf s2SS?*pL- written had Lands ordered and Surveyed for them in the 
iS^^pJi Township of Wrightsborough and had departed the 
Province without taking out out his Majesty's Grants 
for the Lands so ordered and Surveyed for them Re- 
spectively. — It is therefore Resolved that all and every 
SeP^Xce^do^f the Said Persons who do not return into the Province 
tife m'Siy^of on or before the first day of January next and take ot't 
SSr^ndB his, her, or their Grants for the Tract or lot of Land 
feited ^^' Ordered and Surveyed for them respectively as aforesaid 
Shall forfeit the Same and that Immediately after the 
said first day of January the Same will be deemed vacant 
and disposed of Accordingly — 

Richard Bird 
Thomas Hart 
Richard Jones 
John Jones 
Francis Jones 
Benj° Jackson 
Walter Jackson 
Thomas Lynn 
Oliver Matthews 
John Murry 
George Morrow 
Debora Stubbs 
Peter Philips 
Hugh Tinner 
John Whitsett 
William Alleson 
John Rogers 
John Dover 
Joseph Hollingsworth 
Abrose Holliday 
William Lynn 
Thomas Matthew's 
Holland Middleton 
Robert Middleton 
Lawrence Thompson 



384 GOVERNOR AND COUNCILw 

Ordered That the above Resolve of the Board be 
b^JSS^^ published in the next Gazette and that the Clerk do 
furnish the Printer with a Copy thereof for that Pur- 
pose — 

Read a Memorial of Thomas Shruder Esq' deputy 
Surveyer general in the words fdlowing viz' 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq' Captain Gen- 
eral and Commander in Chief of his Majesty's 
Province of Georgia and to the Members of his 
Majesty's honorable Council of the said Province. 
The Memorial of Thomas Shruder Deputy Sur- 
veyer general — 

humbly Sheweth. 

That some difficulties had arisen in regfard to the 
Thos. Shruder Customery and Established fees of the Surveyer general's 
iofffMri* Office — that Govemour Reynold's order in Council for 
regulating the fees of the said Office was not in his ap- 
prehension Sufficiently explicit in some respects — that 
Several very necessary and distinct Matters of business 
have arisen for which fees ought to be taken whi'-h arc 
not Specified in the above mentioned order — that in the 
said Order it is Expressed that upon the application of 
any Officers under the predicaments set forth in the fore- 
going Article) to the Govemour in Council, he shall be 
ordered to take a proper fee in a Similar Proportion ro 
those Specified in the said order That your Memorialists 
had been Credibly Informed that the late honorable the 
Commons house of Assembly came to a Resolution to 
Augnwnt the fees of the Publick Officers of this Province 
so farr as to make them equal to those taken by officers 
of the like respective denomination in South Carolina 
and that a Bill was Actually prepared for that Purpose 
which was read a third time and Passed the house Your 
Memorialist therefore hopes yoiu" Excellency and your 



MAY, 1771, 



386 



honors will be pleased to take into your Consideration 
the list of Articles of Official Business which is hereunto 
annexed and order such a fee upon each as to your Ex- 
cellency and your honors shall seem meet all which is 
Submitted &" 



Resoi.ve;d That the Consideration of the Several 
PortpoMd Matters set forth in the said Memorial be postponed until 
the next Meeting of the Board Henry Yonge Esq"" the 
Surveyer general being daily expected from England 

R^soiyVED That every Person Petitioning for and 
toS^i^fa**" Obtaining a Grant for any lot of Land in the intended 
own of Town of Brunswick on Turtle River shall within three 

Brunswick to 

BoUdthepson years from the date of such Grant build or cause to be 
built and erected on every Lot so granted a good and 
Sufficient dwelling house not less than thirty foot in 
length and eighteen foot in wedth with a good brick 
Chimney thereto and in Case of neglect or failure in ^^n 
doing within three years as aforesaid — than to forfeit 
and Pay Yearly and evry year for the Term of Seven 
years after the Sum of One poimd Sterling ^ Annum 
and at the Expiration of the said Seven years if such 
such dwelling house shall not then be built the lot so 
granted and not improved as aforesaid shall revert to 
his Majesty his heirs and Successors — 



40 Lots to be 
res erve d for 
pnblick Uses 



Resoi^ved That forty lots in the aforesaid Town of 
Brunswick (that is to say ten lots beginning at the Num- 
ber 103 and ending at 112 both inclusve. Ten lots be- 
gining at the Number 117 and ending at 126 both In- 
clusive Ten lots beginning at the Number 331 and end- 
ing at 140 both inclusive Ten lots beginning at the Num- 
ber 345 and ending at 354 be all reserved for PuWick 
uses or to be ather\\^ays disposed of as might be thought 
Proper hereafter — 

25 c r— vol 11 



nesct 



386 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Resolved That Petitions for lots in the said Town 
ESSftobe'** of Brunswick will be receved and heard on Wednesday 
e^jdJmn^ the fifth day of June next from any Person or Persons 
desirous of Obtaining Lots therein — 

Ordered That notice of the same be published in the 
next Gazette — 

Resolved That the land under the Bluff of the said 
Town Opposite to each Street fronting the River and the 
full Wedth of each Street respecting be reserved for 
Publick Landing places — 



respectinfflthe 
Land v tv^ 
theBhiff 



And in Order to defray the Expence of laying out the 
said Town and ascertaining the Several Streets and lots 
therein It is ordered that every person appling for any 
lot from Number One to One hundred and from the 
Number 129 to 228 both inclusive or for any lot under 
the Bluff of the said Town shall deposit with, the Clerk 
of the Council the Sum of Twenty shillings to defray the 
jg^ecttafftiM Expense aforesaid to be returned to the person or per- 
iwrr^the g^j^g applying if the lot or lots so applied for be not 
granted Also that the Several lots in the said Town from 
the Number 229 to 328 both inclusive shall be chargeable 
with fifteen shillings each as aforesaid Also that the Sev- 
eral lots in the said Town from the Number 357 to 557 
both inclusive shall be Chargeable with Twelve shillings 
and Six pence each aforesaid the fifty Six publick lots 
and the Several Lots Opposite the ends of the Streets 
leading to the Water to be laid out and ascertained by 
M*" George Mackintosh (the deputy Surv^er appointed 
for laying out the said Town^ without any expence or 
Charge to th^ Publick — 

^ ^ ^ Ordered That the Clerk of the Council do pay to 

the Clark to pay ^ "^ 

JJ-jJJJ^Jjf M' George Mackintosh the Several Sums of Money he 
dr^mSu^^ might receive from the persons applying for and obtain- 



JUNE, 1771. 



387 



ing lots as aforesaid when the Survey's of the said lots 
shall be made by him which Sums of Money so re- 
ceived and paid shall be in full of all his Charges and de- 
mands for Surveying the said Lots from the Several 
persons Obtaining the Same — 

Ordered That the Surveyer general do issue a pre- 
fiSSJtS'iSontcept directed to George Mackintosh to Survey and lay 
BnmSwSsk out a Town to be called Bruswick and the Several lots 

therein Agreeable to a plan given him at a place called 

Carr's Old Fields on Turtle River. 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Wednesday the 5^** June 
1771. 

Present 



His Excellency James Wright Esq*" 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
James Mackay 
James Edw"* Powell 
The Hon'^'M John Graham \ Esquires 

Lewis Johnson 
Clement Martin 
James Read 

Read a Petition of Josiah Tatnell Setting forth that he 
SSS*Si^«u^^^ desirous to Obtain a Tract of Land for Cultivation 
«or260Acic8 Therefore praying for Two hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land on S^ Simons Island heretofore ordered to John 
Gordon the plat whereof was laying elapsed in the Sur- 
veyer general's Office ever since the year 1760. 



388 GOVERNOR AND COUNCILw 

Resolved That on Condition that the PetiticMier 
Granted, j^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant foF the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Raster's office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Anderson Setting forth that 

jw> ^SSimm^^ ^^^ ^^^ some years resident in the Province but had 

for 100 AcTM never any Land granted him and being now desirous of 

Obtaining Land for Culti\'ation Therefore praying for 

One hundred Acres of Land on M^'Bean's Swamp near 

M' George Galphin's Cowpen. 

RESOiyVED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jacob Blount Setting forth that he 
the Petn, of had been several years in the Province hjut never had any 

JaooD Blount 

for 100 Acres land granted him and being now desirous of Obtaining 
Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres of Land on Briar Creek near Land of O'brien 
to be run Square. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the Said Petition is granted — 



JUNE, 1771. 



389 



tha PetiLof 
Jno. Bamaby 
forSOO Aem 



Grmntod. 



Read a Petition of John Bamaby Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land in S' Andrew's Parish (on his family Right) 
which was afterwards found not to be vacant Since 
which he had one Child bom which was alive and. being 
desirous of Obtaining an Additional Quantity of Land 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres of Land on 
the east side of black Creek S' Andrew's Parish to join 
Lands of Barber and Jones on Harrs's Neck. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Alexander Berryhill Setting forth 
that he had been some time in the Province with his 
family Consisting of a Wife and Seven Children but 
never had any land granted him and being now desirous 
of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for 
two hundred Acres of Land joining Land of George Gal- 
phin on the north side of M^^Bean's Swamp in S^ Paul's 
Parish to be nm Oblong the Swamp being narrow. 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Henry Cooper Setting forth that 
^J^'cwi he Came lately in the Province with his family Consist- 
ing of a Wife and five Children in order to Settle if he 



the Petn. of 
Alexr. Berry* 
hiU f or 200 
Acres 



Granted. 



for 200 Acres 



390 GOVERNOR AND COUNCILw 

Could Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying 
for Two hundred Acres of Land on Bark Camp joining 
Land of Samuel Holton. 



Granted. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Deveaux Setting forth that 
SH^D^rmx he had heretofore Lands granted him in the Province 

Mf^m KIM iLi*MMi 

the Grant to but was now f>ossessed of more than fifty Negroes in 
frS Derenox. right of whom he had never had any land Therefore 
praying for (on Family Right) five hundred Acres of 
Land in S' John's Parish formerly Surveyed for his Son 
William Deveaux and that his Majesty's Grant for the 
Same might pass to and in the name of his said Son 
William Deveaux who would return into the Province 
with his family 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's dfice of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Michael Deverixso Setting forth 

^^gftoj^ that he had been many years in the Province but never 

t^o for 100 had any land granted him and being now desirous of 

Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for 

One hundred Acres of Land about Eight Mile from 

Bryer Creek in S' George's Parish. 



JUNE, 1771. 391 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^'^^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Peter Deverixso Setting forth that 
^;5^De?J he had been long in the Province but never had any 
2^ '^ '^ land granted him and being now desirous of Obtaining 
Land for Cultivaton Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres of Land about Eight Mile from Bryer Creek 
and near Land this day petitioned for by Michael Deve- 
rixso. 

Resoi^vEd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
GiABteC (jQth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted^ — to join Michael 
Deverixso. 

Read a Petition of Stephen Deverixso Setting forth 
^p«tn. of that he had been long in the Province but never had any 
^Mio far 100 land granted him and being now desirous of Obtaining 
Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres of Land within eight Mile of Bryer Creek near 
Land this day petitioned for by Michael and Peter 
Deverixso. 

Resolved That on Condition that the PetiticMier 

Qnntod. joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also Register 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 



892 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCILw 



within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — to join Michael 
and Peter Deverixso's Land. 



Read a Petition of John Donavan Setting forth that 
jbh^^DouTui ^ ^^^^^^ lately arrived in the Province with his Family 
foraoo Acns Consisting of a Wife and four Children with intention 
to Settle if he Could Obtain Land for Cultivation There- 
fore praying for two hundred Acres of Land on a Branch 
of Buck head to join Land of Charles Church well. 



Gnmtod. 



theP«tD. of 
BamL Elbsrt 
forlOOAcNB 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Elbert Setting forth that 
he had heretofore land granted him but had a Wife and 
Child in right of whom he never had any land and being 
desirous of Obtaining an additional Quantity of Land for 
Cultivation and for Settling a Cowpen Therefore praying 
for One hundred Acrea of Land on a Boggy Branch of 
Briar Creek in S^ George's Parish within Six Miles of 
the north side of Briar Creek. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnmtod. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Pr6vince 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



JUNE, 1 77 1. 393 

Read a Petition of John Forbes Setting forth that he 

^hnlShSiforhad heretofore Land granted him but had two Negroes 

100 Acres ^^^ whom he had never Obtained any land Therefore 

praying for One hundred Acres of land joining the 

Marshes of Midway and Contiguous to his own land.* 



Onmtad. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Ann Fitch Setting forth that she 

A^M^pfehfor ^^^ heretofore land granted her on her family Right but 

100 Aens j^ad now two NcgTocs f or whom he had Obtained no 

Land Therefore praying for One hundred Acres of Land 

on Spirit Creek near the Land whereon she lived. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
<3rantad doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also Roister 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted to join the land 
whereon she lived. 



Read a Petition of Valentine Hollingsworth Setting 
the Petal, of forth that he had been upwards of one year in the prov- 

Valeneu HoU- j r 

-ggj^fwr ince with his family Consisting of a Wife Six Children 
and one Negroe but had never any land granted him and 
being now desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres of Land on 
the Beaver Dams near the Augusta Road. 



394 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Gnmted. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Raster 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Holmes Setting forth that 
SSlnrfiSei he had been many years Settled in the Province with 
panso Quintiii his family Consisting of a Wife and ten Negroes but had 
never any Land granted him Therfore praying for Two 
hundred Acres of Land on M^'Bean's Swamp near 
Fann's land and that his Majesty's Grant for the same 
might pass to and in the name of Quintin Pooler. 



Granted. 



the PetiLOif 
Abm. Lewis 
for200 Aeras 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and' that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Abraham Lewis Setting forth that 
he had been six years in the Province with his family 
Consisting of a Wife Six Children and one Negro and 
that he had never any land granted him and being now 
desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore 
praying for two hundred Acres of Land on the north 
side of the Beaver dam to be run Oblong the Swamp 
being very narrow. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

G«»n*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also Register 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 



JUNE, 1771. 396 

ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Lemuel Leniere Setting forth that 
&iufLeiiJwe he had been long Resident in the Province with his fam- 
ily Consisting of a Wife and one Child but had never had 
any land and being now desirous of Obtaining Land for 
Cultivation Therefore praying for two hundred Acres 
of Land in S' George's Parish formerly Surveyed for 
Francis Stringer the plat long since elapsed. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmntod. ^^.j^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Moor Setting forth that he 
thePetiLof had been four years Resident in the Province with his 

Joseph Moofr 

for 200 Acne family Consisting of a Wife and Seven Children and 
that he had never any land granted him l)ut being now 
desirous of Obtainir^ Land for Cultivation Therefore 
praying for Two hundred Acres of Land on the South 
Side of Bryer Creek bleow land granted Thomas White- 
head deceased. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months fromi the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — to join the lower 
line of Whitehead's Land. 



396 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIt. 

Read a Petition of George PickhaJt Setting forth that 
^rS?*Pici5 he had a Wife and a Child in the Province that he had 
hjd^or 100 heretofore only fifty Acres of Land granted him and be- 
ii^ desirous of Obtaining an Additional Quantity of 
Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One Hun- 
dred Acres of Land on black Creek to adjoin Land of 
Michael Boreman and George Strobardt. 

Granted Re^lved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his- Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

thePetiLof Read a Petition of Benjamin Richardson Setting forth 

RkhardKm for that he had land granted him in 1769 in part of his fam- 
ily Right and being now desirous of Obtaining an Ad- 
ditional Quantity for Cultivation Therefore praying for 
fifty Acres of Land in S^ Philip's Parish near* land of 
George Weakly to be run Oblong the Swamp being very 
narrow. 



Gntntod. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Ryard Setting forth that he 
tiieP«ta.of had a Wife five Children and one negroe in the province 
860 Aeres and that he had never but one hundred Acres of Land 
granted him and being desirous of Obtaining an Addi- 
tional Quantity of Land for Cultivation Therefore pray- 
ing for three hundred and fifty Acres of Land in S^ Mat- 



JUNE, 1771. 



397 



Chrmntad. 



thePetn. of 
Wm. Spencer 
for 600 Acres 



thew's Parish to adjoin Lands of John Baker and Rod- 
erick M'^Intosh. 

• Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land in the Register's 
Office of the said Province within Six Months fromi the 
date thereof that his Majesty May not be defrauded of 
his Quit Rents the prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of William Spencer Setting forth that 
he had five hundred and forty five Acres of land granted 
him under the late Honorable the Trustees the whole of 
which he was Informed and had reason to believe was 
within the lands claimed by Sir William Baker that he 
had a family Consisting of nine Children and four 
Negroes and being desirous of Obtaining Land for Cul- 
tivation Therefore praying for Six hundred Acres, of 
Land in S^ Andrew's Parish adjoining Land Surveyed 
for William Barnes to be run Oblong if found necessary. 

Resolved That on Conditicni that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Allen and Ann Stuart Setting 
thePetn.of forth that they had been long in the Province but never 
stiwt for 460 had any land granted either of them that they had five 
Negroes and were desirous of Obtaining Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for in Joint Tenancy four hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land on the Mortar Swamp "in 
S* Andrew's Parish. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioners 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 



Granted 



Acres 



Grmated 



398 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



thePetiLof 
Dayd. Tliom 
for 200 Acne 



Granted. 



Months from this date and that they do also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not b^ defrauded of his Quit JRents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of David Thorn Setting forth that 
he had been sometime Resident in the Province with his 
family Consisting of a Wife and one Child but had never 
any Land granted him and being now desirous of Ob- 
taining Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for Two 
hundred Acres of Land in S^ George's Parish formerly 
Surveyed for John Griffiths the plat of which had been 
long elapsed in the Surveyer general's Office. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



the PetiLof 
MuT Wflb 
Widw.forlOO 
Acres 



Granted 



Read a Petition of Mary Wills Widow Setting forth 
that she had been upwards of two years in the Province 
with her family Consisting of four Children and three 
negroes and had never any land granted her and being 
now desirous of obtaining Land for Cultivation There- 
fore praying for One hundred Acres of Land on the 
north Side of Briar Creek formerly ordered Thomas 
Tarver but not Siu^eyed and Joining the upper line of 
Carrington's Land. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 



JUNE, 1771. 399 

ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of William Young Setting forth that 
wm?*ySngfar*^^ had three hundred Acres of Land already granted 
iGOAoNs j^jj^ j^ right of his Family Consisting of a Wife and 
Six Children but was desirous of Obtaining an additional 
Quantity of Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for 
One hundred' and fifty Acres of Land joining Land of 
David Lewis on the head of the Beaver dam. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Charles Frish Setting forth 
tiie Petn. of that he had been sometime Settled in the Province with 

Jno. Chft. . 

his family Consisting of a Wife four Children and Six 
Negroes and that he had never any Land granted him 
and being how desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultiva- 
tion Therefore praying for fifty Acres of Land joining 
Land ordered Benjamin Stirk deceased and Fiat Leitner 
in S* Matthew's Parish. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
ontnted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



VrUhtarSO 
Acne 



400 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Read a Petition of Henry Yonge Setting forth that he- 
HMi/^^Dff« ^^^ ^ Wife two Children and eighteen Negroes and had 
Se.^o^!toL hitherto had no more than Nine hundred Acres of Land 
granted him Therefore praying for an Island in Savajinah 
River Containing about three hundred Acres and within- 
three Miles of Collin's Island lately ordered Edward 
Barnard. 



the Petn. of 
Nathl.MIUer 
for 100 Acne 



Resolvep That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^'^*^ doth take out a Grant for the Land within seven Months 
from this date and that he doth also raster the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Nathaniel Miller Setting forth that 
three hundred Acres of Land had been ordered him 
sometime since in S* George's Parish but on Examination 
the same was found to be only One hundred Acres 
thereof suitable or Convenient for him Therefore praying 
for the said One hundred Acres of Land joining Land 
Surveyed for William Champ in part of the three hun- 
dred Acres formerly ordered him. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted d^th take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Richard Moore, Thomas Moore, 
the Petn. of Samuel Samson, and Henry Sell Setting forth that they 
Thoe. Moore had each of them a Tract of Land ordered them in the 

Beini* Seneon 

^^^tetobe Township of Wrightsborough which Tracts of Land and 
lots had been Surveyed and returned and Grants passed. 



JUNE, 1771. 



401 



Grsnted. 



the Peta. of 
Peter Spenee 
S ur geon for 
2000 Acres 



Granted. 



but the usual time allowed for R^stering the said 
Grants in the Register's Office was Elapsed Therfore 
praying that notwithstanding the lapse of tim^ the Reg- 
ister of Grants might be ordered to receive and Raster 
the said Grants on record in his Office. 

Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Register of Grants do Register the 
said Grants in his Office Accordingly. 

Read a Petition of Peter Spenee Surgeon Setting forth 
that he had the Honor to Act as a Surgeon in a Regiment 
Raised in the Colony of Virginia during the late Warr 
and apprehended he was entituled to Lands in any of his 
Majesty's Provinces Agreeable to his Royal Proclamation 
and being desirous to Settle in the Province Therefore 
praying for Two thousand Acres of Land on the South 
Side of Great Ogechee to join Land of Hugh Bryan 
above the Mouth of black Creek. 

Ordered That the said Land be reserved for Six 
Months 



thePetn.of 
Edmund Ball 
forSOOAczes 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of Edward Ball Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him three hundred Acres of Land 
in S^ Mary's Parish which had been Surveyed and a plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but the 
time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same should 
have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his Maj- 
esty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer 
general might be ordered to prepare and certify a plan 
thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 

26 r— vol 11 



402 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



IIm PMii« of 
8uB9ii.Ball 
f«rS0O AcTM 



Qnuitod 



tlMP«tll.Of 

Jna Coehraa 
forlOOAcrw 



Orsntad. 



tcr the said Grant in the Raster's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Samson Ball Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land 
in S^ Mary's Parish which had bjeen Surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Survej'er general's Office but , 
the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
should have passed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
veyer general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
{rfan therof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Cochran Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
in S^ George's Parish which had been Surveyed and a 
plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office 
but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
same should have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and cer- 
tify a plan therof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 



for 800 & 200 
Acree Elapsed 



JUNE, 1771. 403 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Williams Setting forth that 
wm-^SSua^ he had heretofore ordered him Two Tracts of Land in 
S^ Andrew's Parish the One Containing three hundred 
Acres and the other Two hundred Acres borth which 
Tract had been Surveyed and plans thereof returned into 
the Surveyer general's Office but the time was Elapsed 
in which Grants for the Same should have passed There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time he 
might be permitted to take out his Majest/s Grants for 
the said Land and that the Surveyer general might be 
ordered to prepare and certify plans thereof for that 
purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Gnntad ^joth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coim- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also 
Register the said Grants in the Register's Office of the 
said Province within Six Months from the date thereof 
that his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Cannon Setting forth that 
J** hi^Cto^ ^^ ^^^ heretofore ordered him Four hundred Acres of 
for.400AerM Land in Christ Church Parish which had been Surveyed 
and returned and a fiat for the Seme passed by the Attor- 
ney general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grant 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted 



404 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Secretary might,be ordered to prepare the Same. 

Resolved That on Condition cmly that the Petitioner 
Gnntad j^^-j^ |.^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this Date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the Date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Assa Emanuel Setting forth that he 
Awa *Ei»nuei had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
HbpSed^"** which had been survey'ed and returned and a fiat for the 
Same passed by the Attorney general but the time was 
Elapsed in which the Grant should have been taken out 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse of time 
he might be permitted to take oUt his Majesty's Grant 
for the said Land and that the Secretary might be or- 
dered to prepare the Same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Cotm- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within six Months from the Date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Henry Bourquin Setting forth that 
S>«p«£L**' u.he had heretofore orderedi him five hundred Acres of 
grMOAcMs Land in S^ David's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and returned and a fiat for the Same passed by the At- 
torney general but the time was Elapsed in which the 
Grant should have been taken out Therefore praying that 



JUNE, 1771. ^ 405 

notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded qi his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Ordered That One hundred Acres of Land in the 
\S>iffSSb<^ Township of Wrightsborough be granted to Jacob Stubbs 
SacobtoSbe?' Son of Thomas Stubbs to adjoin Land of Debora 
Stubbs Mother of the said Jacob Stubbs. 

Also That one hundred Acres of Land in Wrightsbor- 
lS«itrftoHeB-^"&h Township be granted to Hester Stubbs the daugh- 
ter stubbB. ^^j. Qf Joseph Stubbs to adjoin the One hundred Acres 
above ordered to Jacob Stubbs. 

Whereas Sundry persons did apply by Petition to his 
J^^^;^^ Excellency the Govemour in Council this day praying 
^^SfiJuS^that lots of Land might be granted them in the Town 
^ of Brunswick on Turtle River and whereas such persons 
did4iot set forth in their Petition the particular Number 
Sheet or Square on which the lot or Lots so petitioned 
for are Situate It is therefore ordered that the Clerk 
of the Council do give Notice in the Gazette to all such 
persons as did petition as aforesaid to Attend at the 
State house on the first Tuesday in July next in order 
that the Respective Numbers of the lots by them peti- 
tioned for might be ascertained and fixt on the plan of 
the said Town 



406 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants Viz* 



To Richard Brown 250 Acres 
Thomas Noble 200 Acres 



}'" 



S* Philip's Parish 



James Castillon 300 Acres 
William Elliott 150 Acres 
Amos Emanuel 200 Acres 
David Holmes 100 Acres 
John Nevill 100 Acres 
Josiah Roberts 150 Acres 
James Simpson 200 Acres 
Manoah Yarborough 100 
Acres 



In S* George's Parish 



Thomas Fleming 500 Acres! 

John Forbes 500 Acres J- In S' Matthew's Parish 

James Johnston 1 50 Acres J 



John Mcintosh Son of W" 

40 Acres 
Samuel Miller 400 Acres 
Samuel Miller 100 Acres 
John Simpson (of Sunbury) 

150 Acres 



' In S' Andrew's Parish 



Joseph Oswell 100 Acres 
John Stacey 100 Acres 

John Simpson (of Sunbury) }• In S* John's Parish 
600 Acres 



William Fox 300 Acres In S* Patrick's Parish 



JULY, 1771. 



407 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday Y** 2^ July 1771, 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
James Mackay 
The Hon"* \ James Edw'* Powell \ Esquires 
John Graham 
Lewis Johnson 
James Read 



Read a Petition of John Oates Setting forth that he 

S^'^cS^forWas desirous of Obtaining a Tract of Land for Cultiva- 

iMAezw ^j^^ Therefore praying for One hundred Acres of Land 

in the Parish of S^ Andrew bounded on all Sides by 

Vacant Land heretofore ordered to Charles Mahanahan 

and elapsed in the Secretary's Office. 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Rentz Setting forth that he* 
^^l^^^^was desirous of Obtaining a Lot in the Town of Eben- 
»Lot. ezer Therefore praying for a Lot known by the Number 

Ten in the South west Corner of the main Street in 

Ebenezer. 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

Grmnted. ^^^'^ j-^k^ qu|. ^ Grant for the said Lot within Seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also regis- 



408 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months frcmi the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Ross Setting forth that he 
ThoTl^Mfor ^^'^^ desirous of Obtaining a Tract of Land for Cultiva- 
100 Acres ^.j^j^ Therefore praying for Two hundred Acres of Land 
in S* PhiHp's Parish heretofore ordered to Jane Camp- 
bell and Elapsed in the Surveyer general's Office. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnnud. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also raster the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 



thePetn. of 
Chs Momy 
for 200/ 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of Charles Murray Setting forth that 
his late Brother David Murray had Two hundred Acres 
of Land ordered him in S' Mary's Parish but not Sur- 
veyed which Land was to have been Conveyed to the 
Petitioner by his late brother had he lived to take out 
a Grant for the Same Therefore praying for the said 
Two hundred Acres of Land as it adjoin's land of which 
he had purchased and was very necessary to him to keep 
back water on. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty May not be defrauded of his QuitrRents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted the facts set forth appear- 
ing. 



JULY, 1771. 



409 



the Petn. of 
Jno- Ryan for 
860 Aci«e 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of John Ryan Setting forth that he 
had last land day proved his Rights for three hundred 
and fifty Acres of Land which he was desirous of taking 
up Therefore praying for three hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land in S' David's Parish lying to the Southward of 
Lands of Jacob Moore. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the Date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said -Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of Hannah Bradwell Setting forth that 
Hanh. Bradweu she had heretofore Land granted her but had yet Negroes 
for whom she had ^■**'^ had any Land Therefore praying 
for three hundred Acres of Land in S' Andrew's Parish 
to adjoin her lands there already granted her and to be 
run Oblong. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not. be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



i;he Petn. of 
Chrisr. Rinff 
for 260 Acres 



Read a Petition of Christopher Ring Setting forth 
that he had had Land granted him but was yet possessed 
of five Slaves for whom he had never Obtained any land 
Therefore praying for Two hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land within four Miles of M' Bryan's Cowpen in S^ 
Philip's Parish. 



410 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Gnmted 



Resolvkd That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Hannah Stirk Setting forth that 

SuSfstfrkfarShe had Two hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered 

J/SSbLLS? her in S' Matthew's Parish which had been Surveyed 

Aam and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 

Office Therefore praying that a Grant for the said Land 

might pass to and in the Name of Nathaniel Langley. 

Resolved That on Conditicwi that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that she doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Stewart Setting forth that 
jS£!^i^Lit he had Eleven hundred Acres of Land granted him on 
for 800 Aeres p^j„j|y Rjght but was yet posscssed of Six Slaves for 
whom he had ne\'^er Obtained any Land Therefore pray- 
ing for three hundred Acres of Land on a Branch of the 
Mortar Swamp in S* Andrew's Parish within half a 
Mile of Land ordered M" Bradwell- to be run Oblong. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. Jq|;}^ ^^^ q^^ g^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted. 



JULY, 1771. 411 

Read a Petition of Joseph Low Setting forth that he 
taiphLw for resided Twelve Months in the Province had had no Land 
^^ *^ granted him and being possessed of a Wife four Chil- 
dren and thirty Six Slaves Therefore pra5ring for three 
hundred Acres of Land in S^ Andrew's Parish to take in 
a branch of the Mortar Swamp and to be run Oblong 
the Swamp being narrow. 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmnted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Raymond Demerie Setting forth 

th« Pete, of that he was bred up in the Province had had no Land 

erieforioo granted him and was now desirous of Obtaining Land 

for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred 

Acres of Land in S* Andrew's Parish to adjoin Lands 

Surveyed for John Perkins. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gmntod doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of David Unsell Setting forth that 
thePetiuof he had resided a Considerable time in the Province and 

David Unaell 

for 460 Acres was desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation having 
a Wife and Ten Negroes for whom he had only Two 
hundred Acres of Land granted him Therefore praying 
for four hundred and fifty Acres of Land in S' Matthew's 
Parish about three Miles from Martin Dasher's Cowpen. 



412 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gimnted. j^^j^ ^j^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Regpister's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Law Setting forth that he 
^Jh!*Liw«orhad resided Twelve Months in the Province that he had 
^^«« a Wife four Children and thirty Six Slaves and that 
he never had yet any land granted him on the said Rights 
Therefore praying for four hundred Acres of Land in 
the Parish of S^ Andrew to take in two Branches near 
the River Alatamaha called the two brothers. 

Resolved That on Condition that the . Petitioner 
Gimnted. joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted provided the two Branches 
lie within the Compass of four hundred Acres. 



the Petn. of 
Jamee Home 
forSOOAcree 



Read a Petition of James Hume Setting forth that he 
having many Slaves for whom he never had any lands 
granted him and being desirous of Obtaining three hun- 
dred Acres of Land to adjoin his plantation in the 
Parish of Christ Church Therefore praying for the said 
three hundred Acres of Land to adjoin the Land where- 
on he had Settled in the Parish of Christ Church. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

Gnnted joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also register the 

said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 



JULY, 1771. 413 

within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Canty Setting forth that 
wSifcanty'for ^^ had heretofore ordered him five hundred Acres of 
600 Aci«e Land on Reserve which was Suffered to ElapSe and ap- 
plication was made to M' Watson to prefer a Petition 
for a further time to Survey the said Land so Reserved 
. but no order had passed thereon Therefore praying for 
five hundred Acres of Land on S' Simon's Island being 
a palmeto hammock near Rotten Creek on reserve in 
Lieu of the land formerly reserved for him 



Granted. 



Ordered That the said Land be reserved for Six 
Months as prayed for. 

Read a Petition of Deverix Garratt Setting forth that 
the Petn,of he had resided for some time in the Province that he 
for 100 Acres had a Wife two Children and Seven Negroes for whom 
he had only Two hundred Acres of Land granted him 
Therefore praying for One hundred Acres of Land in 
the Parish of S' Paul to join Land formerly granted 
him. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grmnted. ^Qth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John M^^Intosh Setting forth that 

jno-^S^tMh ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^" *^^ Province from his Infancy but had 

for 860 Acres never had any Land granted him that he had Eight 

Negroes and was very desirous of Obtaining Land for 

Cultivation Therefore praying for three hundred and 



414 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



fifty Acres of Land on Cowpen Swamp in S* David's 
Parish. 



Granted. 



thePetn.of 
Chs. Fraas. 
Chevalier for 
800 Acies 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Charles Francis Chevalier Setting 
forth that he had sometime since ordered him_ three hun- 
dred Acres of Land on the South Side of the Alatamaha 
but the same was not to be found vacant Therefore pray- 
ing for in lieu of the aforesaid Land three hundred Acres 
in S^ Matthew's Parish near land of Davidson and Land 
said to be one Oberry's. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seveo 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Didcott Setting forth 
g^2**Sfci^ that she had ordered her in August last fourteen hundred 
So A^2^* Acres of Land on the South Side of the Alatamaha but 
the same Could not be found vacant Therefore praying 
for in Lieu of the aforesaid Land five hundred Acres 
in S* Philip's Parish within three Miles of Jonathan 
Bryan's Cowpen, and five hundred Acres in said Parish 
near Land of John Lassiner. And also four hundred 
Acres in S' Mathew's Parish near Land of Davidson and 
land said to be one Oberry's. 



Granted. 



JULY, 1771. 415 

Resoi^v^ That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^'*"*^ doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also Register 
the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Jonathan Bacon Setting forth that 
SmKL*Bwon ^^ had resided sometime in the Province and was de- 
for 160 Acne gij-ous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation that he had a 
Wife a Child and Eighteen Slaves for whom he had not 
yet Obtained any land Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land in S^ Andrew's -Parish near 
Land formerly the property of Francis Arthur to be run 
Oblong. 

RES01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
GnnteA. Jq^]^ ^^g qu^ g. Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Bacon Setting forth that 
^^Sinforhe had resided Sometime in the Province and was de- 
800 Acxw sirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation having a Wife 
and fourteen Slaves and had only Seventy one Acres of 
Land granted him Therefore praying for three hundred 
Acres of Land in S^ Andrew's Parish near land belong- 
ing to Abraham Lewis to be run Oblong the Swamp 
being narrow. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 

<^*^*^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also Register 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 



416 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of David Tubear Setting forth that 

S^kTitoi^ he had sometime since purchased fifty Acres of Land in 

SL*S^60*** the district of Vemonburg Originally laid out to Jan 

Name Bclligau who neglected to take out his Majesty's Grant 

for the Same Therefore praying that in Consideration 

of his purchased ^"*'^ aforesaid his Majesty's Grant for 

the said fifty Acres of Land might pass to him and in 

his Name. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq^Ij ^^\^^ out'a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted the Facts set forth in the 
Petition appearing. 



tikePetn. of 
Lncae SOeff ler 
forSOOAcree 



Read a Petition of Lucas Ziegler Setting forth that 
he had resided some time in the Province had a Wife 
and three Children and was desirous of Obtaining Land 
for Cultivation Therefore praying for two hundred Acres 
of Land on a Branch of Augustin's Creek in the Parish 
of S^ Matthew near lands of Andrew Sickiner to be run 
Oblong the Swamp being narrow. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within six Months from the date thereof .that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



JUI.Y, I77I. 



417 



liMP«tlLOf 

J«nL Wriffht 
lorSBOAerM 



Read a Petition of Jermyn Wright Setting forth that 
teiSSw^the had heretofore Land granted him on family Right but 
ftvMOAcras ^^ ^^^ possessed of ten N^joes for whom he had 
never Obtained any Land Therefore praying for four 
hundred Acres of Land to adjoin two lines of Land Sur- 
veyed for George Fox. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the dslte thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents Part 
of the Prayer of the said Petition is granted viz* Two 
hundred and fifty Acres. 

Read a Petition of Jermyn Wright Setting forth that 
he had had Land granted him on family Right but was 
now possessed of Ten Slaves for whom he never had 
Obtained any Land Therefore praying for Two hundred 
and fifty Acres of Land between S* Mary's and Crooked 
River to adjoin Land heretofore granted him. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Jones Setting forth that he 
had been formerly a Soldier in one of his Majesty's In- 
dependant Company's of Foot Commanded by Cap^ John 
Epay and Obtained his discharge from the Same There- 
fore praying for fifty Acres of Land on a Branch called 
Cowpen Swamp in S* David's Parish Agreeable to his 
Majesty's Roysl Bounty. 

17 c r— yol U 



Gnatti 



uMPota. of 
JamM JooM 
far 80 AerM 



418 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^"^^^ doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of William Price Setting forth that 
wm. Price for he had been many years Settled in the Province with his 

800 Acres 

family Consisting of a Wife and three Children had had 
no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation Therefore praying for three hundred 
Acres of Land on the north Side of the Buffelo Swamp 
in S' David's Parish. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gimnted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Butler Setting forth that 

SteS*B^cr ^^^ ^^^ heretofore Land granted her on Family Right 

lor 100 Acres ^^^ j^j many Negroes for whom she had not Obtained 

any Land Therefore praying for One hundred Acres of 

Land in S^ Philip's Parish to adjoin her own Land there. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that she doth also Roister 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 



JULY, 1771. 419 

Read a Petition of Thomas Shruder Setting forth that 

^>J^hrS«r he had heretofore land granted him on Family Right but 

Acrea **' had Since Obtained four Negroes for whom he had not 

had any Land Therefore praying for two hundred Acres 

of Land in S^ Philip's Parish to join the upper line of 

land ordered to Jonathan Cochran. 



Granted 



RESOI.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the register's office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
. of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Lachlan M'^Intosh Setting forth 

Slch^^Jto-: ^hat he had heretofore Land granted him but had now 

toshforsoo gj^ NcgToes for whom he never had Obtained aijy Land 

Therefore praying for three hundred Acres of Land on 

Great S^ Simon's to adjoin One hundred Acres already 

granted him there. 

Resolve;d That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Cimnted (jQ^h take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of George Rentz Setting forth that he 
^e Pat^ of had a Wife four Children and two Negroes and had but 

Georare Rente ^ 

ior 800 Acres Que hundred and fifty Acres of Land and being desirous 
of Obtaining an Additional Quantity of Land Therefore 
praying for three hundred Acres of Land in S* Philip's 
Parish to join Land of Joseph Johnson. 



420 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Gfaated 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the registers Office of the said Province 
within Six Months fnxn the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not he defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of John Green Setting forth that he 
So/BSii fcr*^^ been long Settled in the Province with his family 
Consisting of a Wife and three Children but never had 
any land and being now desirous of Obtaining Land for 
Cultivation Therefore praying for two hundred Acres of 
Land in S' Philip's Parish to join Land of Joseph John- 
ston. 

Resolved, That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the registers Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted John Rentz's Land to be 
first run. 

Read a Petition of Adam Erick Setting forth that he 
liMPtotiLof had lately added two to the Number of his Negroes 

Adam Eriek for ^-> 

looAerM . Therefore praying for One hundred Acres of Land in 
S* Philip's Parish near Land formerly Granted him. 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Gnnted doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



JULY, 1771. 421 

Read a Petition of Henry Lawrence Setting forth that 

siSr^hSL he had for some time past and at present a Considerable 

TCoee for 1000 jgr^^ij^r of Slaves Employed in planting in the province 

for whcttn he never had any land granted him Therefore 

praying for One thousand Acres of Land on Turtle 

River near or to adjoin his Lands there. 

RBS01.VED That on Condition that the Petitioner 
^^^^^>^' doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted the Warrant for Surveying 
One thousand Acres ordered M' Graham to be first ex- 
ecuted. ' 



tiiePetiLof 
Wm. Moore for 
200 Acree 



Ctouitod* 



Read a Petition of William Moore Setting forth that 
he had been long Settled in the province with his family 
Consisting of a Wife and Child had had no Land granted 
him Therefore praying for Two hundred Acres of Land 
on the South Side of the hog Crawl Credc to adjoin 
Land of Jacob Moore in S* David's Parish. 

RES01.VKD That on Condition that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. — 

Read a Petition of William Haven Setting forth that 
w^SliSSfor'^^ was lately arrived in the province to Execute the 
iMOAo^insoffice of Naval or Navy Office That he soon Expected 
his family here in order to Settle and that he also Ex- 
pected a Considerable Numtjer of Indented white Serv- 
ants Therefore praying for fifteen hundred Acres of 



422 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Gimnted. 



the PetiLof 
Wm. Haven for 
600 AcTM 



Granted. 



the Petn. of 
Jno. Womack 
for 100 Acree 
Elapsed 



Granted. 



Land in the Township of Queensborough to be laid out 
in three Tracts) or reserved for twelve Months in which 
time he engaged to Settle the said Land with white Serv- 
ants or Negroes. 

Ordered That the said Land be reserved for twelve 
Months he Settling Negroes thereon in that time. 

Read a Petition of the said William Haven Setting 
forth that he was lately arrived in the province to exercise 
the office of Naval or Navy Office to which he was ap- 
pointed that he Expected his family Consisting of a Wife 
and Six Children and Some Servants soon here and being 
desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore 
praying for on his family Right five hundred Acres of 
Land in the Township of Queensborough and one lot 
in the Town of Queensborough. 

Ordered That the said Land be surveyed and re- 
served untill his family Arrives. 

Read a Petition of John Womack Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
Land in S^ George's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and returned and a fiat for the Same passed by the At- 
torney general but the time was Elapsed in which the 
Grant should have been taking out Therefore praying 
that notwithstanding the lapse of time he might be per- 
mitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land 
and that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the 
same. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 



JULY, 1771. 



423 



thePeta of 
Richd. Wylly 
for 200 Acres 
Elapsed. 



Granted. 



his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Richard Wylly Setting forth that he 
heretofore ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land and 
three hundred Acres which had been Surveyed and re- 
turned and fiats for the Same passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was Elapsed in which the Grants 
should have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grants for the said Land and 
that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same. 

RKS01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Lucy Clark Setting forth that she 
thePeto.of had heretofore ordered her One himdred and fifty Acres 

Laey Clark for -' 

160 Acres ^f i^and in S^ George's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
same Should have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time she might be permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare 
and certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 



RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 

in that Case lately made) and that she doth also Register 



424 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCILw 



the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



tlieP0tii.of 
Immc PaefttoB 
for 100 Aeres 



Gtsntid. 



Read a Petition of Isaac Pacaton Setting forth that 
he had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
Land in S* Philip's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
Same should have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted 
to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare 
and certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 

Resoi^viBd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted— 



tlieP»tB.of 
Wm. HiK for 

tfOAeroa 



Giantad. 



Read A Petition of William Hix Setting forth that he 
had heretofore ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land in S' George's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
Same Should have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 



[Sic no Resolution] 



JULY, 1771. 426 

Read a Petition of David M^Gown Setting forth that 
STYd^cCktnhe had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres of 
SSii2d^*^ Land in S' George's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the 
Same should have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
cfafmntad. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Hannah Bradwell Setting forth 
HiuSlS^w«nthat she had heretofore ordered her five hundred Acres 
SSiSSd *^ of Land in S* Andrew's Parish which had been Surveyed 
and a plan thereof returned into the Surveyer general's 
Office but the time was elapsed in which a Grant for the 
same should have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the lapse of time she might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a plan thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, j^^j^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant foT the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) and that she doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 



426 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Mitchell Setting forth that 
the p«tn. of he had heretofore ordered him Two hundred Acres and 
^200 AcTM Two hundred Acres of Land in S^ John's Parish both 
which Tracts had been Surveyed and plans thereof re- 
turned into the-Surveyer general's Office but the time 
was Elapsed in which Grants for the Same should have 
passed therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surv^eyer general 
might be ordered to prepare and certify plans thereof for 
that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, j^^h take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Reg- 
ister the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Ann Fitch Setting forth that she 

£?n''^i/*for ^^^ desirous to Obtain a Tract of Land for Cultivation 

600 Acres Therefore praying for five hundred Acres of Land in S^ 

David's Pa^rish heretofore ordered and Surveyed to 

George Fox the plat wherof was Elapsed in the Sur- 

veyer general's Office 

Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner 
Grantad. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Mc«iths from this date and that she doth also Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



JULY, 1771. 



427 



Read a Petition of Richard Bradly Setting forth that 
SchdfBiadiflF he had heretofore three hundred Acres of land ordered 
or a new j^j^ j^ Christ ChuTch Parish which he had not been able 



Precept 



Gfsnted. 



to gitt Surveyed in the usual time allowed for that pur- 
pose Therefore praying that notwithstanding the lapse 
of time the Surveyer general might be enabled and or- 
dered to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that 
the land so ordered him might be Surveyed in order to 
his Obtaining his Majesty's Grant for the Same. 

ResoItVEd That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyer general do issue a new 
precept Accordingly. 



His Excellency laid before the Board his Majestys 
his Majesty Warrant to him directed requiring him forthwith to ad- 
Exceihf. mit Henry Yonge Esq' Member of his Majesty's Coun- 

cil in this province which was read in the Words follow- 
ing — Viz' 

George R. Trusty and well beloved we greet you 
wi^iSSoint- ^^^^ we being well Satisfied with the loyalty Integrity 
rfw^^ir. a and Ability of our Trusty and well beloved Henry Yonge 
c^rff of ^' Esq' have thought fit hereby to Signify to you our will 
and pleasure that forthwith upon receipt of these pres- 
ents you Swear and admit him the said Henry Yonge to 
be of our Council in our province of Georgia and for so 
doing this shall be your Warrant and we bid you fare- 
well. Given at our Court at S' James's the fourth day 
of March 1771 in the Eleventh year of our Reign By 
his Majesty's Command 

HlU<SBOROUGH. 



After which Henry Yonge Esq' was required to At- 
Ew' to5k*Sie tend and Attended Accordingly took the State Oath of 

Oath A his Seat ^ .„ - a ,..,,. r^ • ^ ., 

Councillor and was Admitted to his Seat in Council. 



VktwI or NftTT 
Officer in the 
B oom of Wn. 



428 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

His Excellency laid before the Board his Majesty's 
w5ttj?tehjlr Warrant to him directed requiring him forthwith to 
****"'* Cause letters patent to be passed under the great Seal of 
this province for Constituting and appointing W" Haven 
Esq"^ Clerk of the Navel or Navy Office of this province 
in the Room of W" Russel Esq' deceased which was read 
in the words following Viz* 

George R. Trusty and well beloved we greet well 
^{5J5JW^» Whereas we have taken into our Royal Consideration 
^wE^'.. the loyalty Integrity and Ability of our Trusty, and well 
beloved William Haven Esq"^ we have though 'fit hereby 
to Authorize and require you forthwith to Cause letters 
patent to be passed under the Seal of our province of 
Georgia in America for Constituting and appointing him 
the said William Haven Clerk of the Naval or Navy 
Office in our said province in the Room of W°* Russel 
Esq' deceased to have hold exercise and enjoy the Same 
by himself or his sufficient deputy or dq>uties during our 
Pleasure together with all and Singular the fees, rights 
privileges and Advantages to the said Office or place 
belonging or appurtaining with a proviso that nothing in 
the said letters patent contained shall extend or be Con- 
strued to extend to the Prejudice or disadvantage of the 
Office of our high Admiral of great Britain or of otu" 
Admiralty of our foreign Plantations for the time being 
or of any of the rights privil^^es Jurisdictions powers 
and Authorities to the Same in any wise appertaining 
and you are likewise to insert in the said letters patent 
a Clause for Ol^iging him the said William Haven to 
reside within our said Province and not to depart or be 
absent from thence for more than the Space of three 
Months without our Special leave and Licence in that 
behalf and it is our further Will and pleasure that these 
our Letters be without delay recorded Amongst the Rec- 
ords of our Council of our said Province and for so doing 



JULY, 1771. 42» 

this Shall be your Warrant and so we bid you farewell. 
Given at our Court at S' James's the 18*^ day of Feb- 
ruary 1 77 1. In the Eleventh year of our Reign. 

By his Majesty's Command 

HnXSBOROUOH 

Richard Cunningham Crooke Esq' was Called to Qual- 

^^SSkm ^^y himself to Act as Clerk of the Commons house of as- 

d^cSk^Sm^ sembly in the Room of John Simpson Esq"^ who resigned 

SSSi**'^^ the said Office and the said Richard Cunningham Crooke 

Attended Accordingly and took the State Oaths and 

Oath of Clerk of the Commons house of Assembly. 

His Excellency Commimicated to the Board a Letter 
a Letter!^ which he had received from the Rigfht honorable, the 
™j^gj«^ Earl of Hillsborough acquainting his Excellency that his 
coDdu|rtof ye Majesty had disapproved of the Conduct of the Assem- 
SJSlSd^bly which was dissolved the 22* of February last and 
So&.'to was Graciously pleased to approve of his Excellency's 
Conduct on the Occasion and that he was Commanded to 
Acquaint the Board that their behavious was highly to 
be Commended and that his Majesty recived with appro- 
bation so proper a Testimony of their Attachment to the 
Constitution and of their Zeal to Support it His Excel- 
lency also acquainted the Board that he had Obtained 
hia Majesty's Royal permission to Visit England and 
that he intended Soon to embark for that Kingdom.. 

His Excellency also Acquainted the Board ^■'"^ a Talk 

tjjjjttjjM* he had lately received from Emistesego and the Gun 

Merchant two head Men of the Creek Nation which was 

read as also his ExceK'* answer thereto and the latter was 

highly approved by the Board. 



430 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



His Excellency informed the Board that the Office of 
SJ^p^toSd Collector and Comptroller of the Country duties at the 
comptroMerat Dort of Sunburv was become vacant by the departure of 

thePortofSun- ^ 

bury James Kitchen the late Collector and Comptroller from 

this province and that he thought William Mackenzie 
Esq"" a proper person to execute that Office and the Board 
Unanimously advised his Excellency to appoint the said 
William Mackenzie Collector and Comptroller of the 
Country duties at the port of Sunbury — Ordered that 
the Clerk do furnish the Secretary with a Copy of the 
above Minute and that the Secretary do prepare a Conv 
mission appointing William Mackenzie Collector and 
Comptroller of the port of Sunbury. The Board took 
under Consideration a Memorial of Thomas Shruder 
Esq"" deputy Surveyer general of the 2^ April Respecting 
the fees of the Surveyer general's Office and after some 
time Resolved that the Surveyer general and deputy 

forthes.o & Surv^cycr's may hereafter demand and take the following 
fees and no more for business done by them respectively. 

Surveyer 

Surveyer Generars fees. 

For a Copy of every Warrant and Precept 

thereon £.. i.. 4 

Every hundred Acres of Land Surveyed 2.. 3 

A new Precept or prolonging an Old one i.. 4 

Each plat record of that plat and Certificate 6.. 9 

Survey of a Town Lot 3.. .• 

Plat of a Town Lot record and Certificate of the 

same 6.. 9 

For an Attested Copy of a plat 4.. .. 

For a Search that is every diflferen Name 8 

For a Certificate i.. •• 

For business done by Special order of the Coun- 
cil and not herein provided for i.. 4 

For a Copy of a Warrant without a Precept and 

Certifying the Same i.. 4 



JULY, 1771. 431 

N. B. If a Tract of Land or Town Lot is ordered and 

^* ^' Surveyed for any person and afterwards ordered to be 

passed to another person, the latter is to pay all fees 

due thereon by the person or persons to whom it was 

before ordered. 

Deputy Surveyer's Fees. 

For every Survey under Twenty Miles distant 

from the place of abode £..16.. 9 

For every Survey p*" 100 Acres 2.. 3 

For a plat of each Survey certified and returned 

to the Surveyer general's Office 6.. 9 

For every Survey above Twenty Miles from] 

his place of abode > 

For every Twenty Miles exceeding that distance] 6.. 9 

For running out a Town lot if Cleared 3.. .. 

For the Same if not Cleared 6.. .. 

For a Certificate of. the Same returned to the 

Surveyer general's Office 6.. 9 

Ordered That the Clerk deliver M' Attorney Gen- 
Condftionsof eral a Copy of the Conditions on which the lots in the 

the Lots on ^•' 

4o^gSSted* Town of Brunswick are to be granted as entered on the 
Minutes of the Eight of May last and that M*" Attorney 
general do prepare a draft agreeable thereto and then 
the following lots were ordered to be laid out and granted 
to the perscMis whose Names will be hereafter menticMied. 

His Excellency the Govemour Signed the following 
Grants Viz^ 

To Patrick Butler 150 Acres) j^ s' Paul's Parish 

John Roch loo Acres) 



Roam Guin 200 Acres - 
Stephen Murray 100 Acres 
Quintin Pooler 350 Acres 
Quintin Pooler 150 Acres 



In S* George's Parish 



432 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



To John Graham Esq' 300' 

Acres 
Benjamin Lanier 200 Acres 
Robert M'Cormick 250 [ In S^ Matthew's Parish 

Acres 
Joshua Pierce 150 Acres 
Hannah Stirk 500 Acres 

William Mcintosh 100 Acres! 

Sarah Spencer 300 Acres Vin S* Andrew's Parish 

Joseph Woodruff 500 Acres J 

™^ Wijjiamson lOO Acres) j^ g' David's'fesh 
William Williamson 300 Acres) 

John Duncan 250 Acres In S* Patrick's Parish 

William Deveaux 500 Acres In S* John's Parish 

Timothy Lemke 300 Acres In S* Philip's Parish 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Saturday the 13*^ July 1771 

Present 

The Honourable James Habersham Esq' 
President 



The Hon"- 



Noble Jones 
James Edw* Powell 
James Read 
Henry Yonge 



Esq" 



His honour the president infonned the Board that as 
his Excellency Janaes Wright had lately departed this 
province in order to proceed to Great Britain, having 



JULY, 1771. 438 

Obtained his Majesty's leave of absence and the Govern- 
ment thereof had devolved upon him he had called them 
together that he might take the usual Oaths to Qualify 
him to take upon him the Administration — Accordingly 
his honour took the Oaths for Administering the Gov- 
ernment and for securing the Acts of Trade and Naviga- 
tion, which Oaths are as follows viz* 

You do Swear that you will faith and True Allegiance 
bear unto his most Sacred Majesty King George the 
third and to his Heirs and Successors and will well and 
Truly execute the Office and Trust of Commander in 
Chief of the province of Georgia according to the best 
of your Skill and Knowledge and According to the pow- 
ers wherewith you are vested. So help you God — 

Oath relatii^ to the Acts of Trade and Navigation 
You do Swear that you will to the best of your Skill and 
power so long as you shall Continue in the Government 
and Command of his Majesty's province of Georgia well 
and Truly execute and perform all Matters and things 
which by the Statute made in the Twelfth Year of the 
reign of King Charles the Second Intituled an Act for 
the Encouragement and increasing of Shipping and Navi- 
gation and the other Statute made in the fifteenth Year 
of his said Majesty's Reign intituled An Act for the 
Encouragement of Trade and also the Acts made in the 
Seventh and eight years of the Reig^ of his late Majesty 
King William intituled an Act for preventing fraudes 
and Abuses in the plantation Trade and also all other 
Acts which have been made and are in force for the bet- 
ter Regulating and Securing the plantation Trade, you 
are required as Commander in Chief of the said Province 
to be Sworn to the performance of So help you God 

After which the Hon"* Noble Jones, James Edw* 
28 e r-Toi 11 



434 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Powell James Read and Henry Yongei Esquires Severally 
took the Oaths^ appointed for a Councellor — 

His honor informed the Board that William Ryan 
Davis, who was Convicted of horse stealing at the last 
Sessions and had Sentence of death passed upon him, had 
been recommended to him as an Object worthy of Mercy 
and many favourable Circumstances appearing, the Board 
UnaninKmsly advised his Honour to g^rant him the said 
William Ryan a full and free pardctfi — 

Then a proclamation for Continuing all officer's Civil 
and Military in their Respective places, untill his honours 
pleasure be further known, was ordered to be issued — 
That the Secretary do prepare such Proclamation Ac- 
cordingly Sundry publick Accounts respecting Contin- 
gent expences from the 25*^ day of June 1770 to 24*^ day 
of June 1771 Inclusive Amounting to £i95..7..3 were 
laid before the Board by M' Baillie the Commissary, 
audited passed and ordered for payment — 



INDEX. 



Alexander, David, petition for land, 212; land and town lot in Queensboro 
granted to, 227. 

Alday, Josiah, grant for signed by the Governor, 205. 

Allen, John, petition for land, 212, 306; land and town lot in Queensboro grant- 
ed to, 227. 

Anderson, David, petition for land, 136; grant for signed by the Governor, 376. 

Anderson, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 66 ; petition for land, 388. 

Anderson, Jonathan, petition for new warrant, 318. 

Anderson, Matthew, petition for land, 236. 

Andly, Gerrard, petition for land, 131. ** 

Andrew, Benjamin, grants for signed by the Governor, 28, 252; petition for 
land, 75; returned to legislature, 334. 

Andrew, James, petition for land, 92. 

Ansley, Thomas, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Antrobus, Isaac, petition for land, 192, 278, 279. 

Ashfield, Henry, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Ashton, Edward, petition for land, 339. 

Askins, John, petition for new warrant, no. 

Askin, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 156. 

Attorney-General, opinion of as to certain laws, 375; report of to be published 
in gazette, 376. 

Audley, Gerrard, petition for land, 308. 

Austin, William, petition for land, 126. 

Austin, Richard, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Ayres, Thomas, petition for grant, 83, 171 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 252. 

B 

Bacon, John, petition for land, 218. 
Bacon, Jonathan, petition for land, 415. 

Bacon, Samuel, petition for land, 52; grant for signed by the Governor, 228. 
Bacon, William, petition for land, 415. 
Bags, Alexander, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 
Bailey, Joseph, grant for signed by the Governor, 205. 
Baillie, Alexander, petition for land, 285. 

(485) 



486 INDEX. 

Baillie, George, petition for land, 337 ; petition for new precept, 373. 

Baillie, Joseph, petition for grant, 122. 

Baillie, Robert, petition for new warrant, iii; petition for land, 378. 

Baillie against Mcintosh, caveat, 207. 

Baillie against Westly, caveat, 206. 

Baker, John, petition for land, 153. 

Baker, Joseph, petition for land, 137. 

Baker, William, Jr., grant for signed by the Governor, 47. 

Baldwin, David, petition for land, 13; petition for grant, 199; grant for signed 
by the Governor, 303. 

Ball, Edward, petition for grant, 401. 

Ball, Samson, petition for land, 42; petition for grant, 402. 

Banister, William, petition for land, 163. 

Barnaby, John, petition for land, 389. 

Barnard, Edward, petition for land, 135 ; petition for grants, 143, 381 ; returned 
to legislature, 334; petition for island, 346; petition for new warrant, 348. 

Barnes, William, petition for land, 87. 

Barnett, Nathan, petition for grant, 199; grant for signed by the Governor, 332. 

Bamett, William, petition for grant, 198; grant for signed by the Governor, 332. 

Bartholomew, John, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Beatty, Joseph, petition for land, 211; land and town lot in Queensboro laid 
out for, 227. 

Beatty, Thomas, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Beasley, George, petition for land, 235. 

Beck, George, lot in Wrij^tsboro granted to, 86. 

Belcher, William, petition for new precept, 118, 329; letter from concerning new 

military company, 331. 
Bell, Christian, petition for land, 184. 

Bennet, William, grants for signed by the Governor, 156, 303. 
Bennett, Hugh, petition for land, 89. 
Bennett, William, petition for land, 115, 122, 190. 
Berryhill, Alexander, petition for land, 389. 
Berryhill, Andrew, petition for land, 175. 
Bewie, James, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 
Bewling, Robert, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 
Bird, Andrew, grant for signed by the Governor, 47. 
Bird, Burgon, petition for grants, 60. 
Bird, Israel & Abraham, petition for grant, 49. 
Bird, Israel, Abraham Bird & Hugh Bryan, grant for signed by the Governor,. 

22a 
Blackman, William, petition for land, 349. 
Blair, James, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 
Blake, William, petition for grant, 324. 
Blanchard, Robert, petition for land postponed, 177 ; petition for knd, 379. 



INDEX. 437 

Blanton, Christopher, petition for grant, 223; grant for signed by the Governor, 

332. 

Blount, Jacob, petition for land, 388. 

Boit, William, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Bolton, Robert, petition for grant, 22; grant for signed by the Governor, 84. 

Bord, Burgeon, grant for signed by the Governor, ii2.- 

Bourquin, Henry, petition for grant, 404. 

Bourquin, Jane, petition for land in tr^st, 243, 284. 

Bourquin, against Tinkler, caveat, 207. 

Bowles, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 112. 

Bowman, John, petition for grant, 31; grant for signed by the Governor, 156; 
petition for reserve, 224. 

Box, Philip, returned to the legislature, 333. 

Boyd, Joseph, petition for .warrant, 351. 

Boykin, John, petition for land, 307, 343- 

Braddock, John Cutler, petition for land, 7; petition for grant, 201; grant for 
signed by the Governor, 303. 

Bradley, Joshua, petition for land, 16. 

Bradley, Richard, petition for land, 34; petition for new precept, 427. 

Bradwell, Hannah, petition for land, 189, 409; petition for grant, 425. 

Brady, Patrick, grants for signed by the Governor, 66, 156 ; petition for grant, 78. 

Brasher, Jesse, grant for signed by the Governor, 84. 

Bratcher, James, petition for land, 224. 

Brazel, Elijah, grant for signed by the Governor, 303. 

Braziel, Elijah, petition for grant, 203. 

Brazill, Elijah, appointed justice of the peace, 227. 

Brewton, Miles, garden lot granted to, 179. 

Briest, Frederic, petition for grant, 145; grant for signed by the Governor, 156. 

Brinnier, Ussilly, petition for land, 185. 

Brown, James, petition for land, 90, 264, 323 ; petition for hearing caveat, 225. 

Brown, John, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Brown, Richard, petition for new precept, 217; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 406. 

Brown, William, petition for land, 138, 166, 191 ; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 228. 

Brownhill, Thomas, appointed keeper of lazaretto, 28. 

Brunswick, town of laid out, 155 ; persons obtaining lots in must build on them, 
38s; forty lots in reserved for public uses, 385; lots under bluff reserved 
386 ; expense of laying out town, how paid, 386 ; George Mackintosh direct- 
ed to lay out town of, 387; persons applying for lots in to attend at State 
House, 405 ; conditions on which lots are to be granted, 431. 

Bryan, Hu£^, Israel Bird and Abraham Bird, grant for signed by the Governor, 

228. 



438 INDEX. 

Bryan, Jonathan, returned to legislature, 333. 

Brydie, David, petition for grants, 104, 202; grants for signed by the Governor, 

179, 238. 
Brydie, John, petition for land, 239. 
Bugg, Edmond, petition for land, 8. 

Bugg, Edmund, petition for grant, 203 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 205. 
Bulloch, Archibald, returned to legislature, 333. 
Bullock, James, memorial of, 226. 
Bullock against Douglass, caveat, 208. 

Buntz, Urban, petition for grant, 121 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 206. 
Burgess, Samuel, petition for land, 129. 

Burney, William, and Reason Whitehead, petition for land postponed, 176. 
Burt, Moody, grant for signed by the Governor, 29. 
Butler, Elisha, grants for signed by the Governor, 29. 
Butler, Elizabeth, petition for land, 418. 
Butler, James, Sr., appointed justice of peace, iii. 
Butler, Patrick, petition for land, 15. 
Butler, Shem, grant for signed by the Governor, 112. 



Campbell, Thomas, petition for land, 288. 

Candler, William, petition for grants, 20, ^^\ grants for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 85, 113; petition to purchase land for grist and saw mill rejected, 301. 
Cannon, Joseph, petition for land, 403. 

Cantey, James, petition for land, 162; land ordered for, 330. 
Canty, William, petition for reserve postponed, 413. 
Capers, Richard, petition for grant, 324. 
Carney, against Graves, caveat, 208. 
Carson, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Carey, Alexander, petition for land postponed, 177; petition for reserve, 238. 
Cary, John, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 
Cartelledge, Edmund, Jr., petition for land, 273. 
Cartlidge, Edmund, petition for land, 347. 

Carter, Thomas, petition for land, 280; returned to legislature, 334. 
Castalow, James, petition for land, 165. 
Castalow, Thomas, petition for land postponed, 177. 
Castillon, James, grant for signed by the Governor, 406. 
Cater, Edward, petition for land, 35a 
Catlett, John, petition for land, 215. 

Cavenah, Charles, petition for land postponed, 154; petition for land, 244. 
Cavenah, Henry, petition for land, 186. 



INDEX. 439 

Champneys, Roger, petition for land, 379. 

Chestnut, Alexander, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Chevalier, Charles Francis, petition for land, 100, 414. 

Churchwell, Charles, petition for grant, 364. 

Church will, Charles, petition for land, 131. 

Claiborne, Leonard, petition for grant, 294. 

Clark, Christopher, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Clark, John, petition for new warrant, no. 

Clark, Lawrence, petition for land postponed, 154. 

Clark, Lucy, petition for land, 71;. petition for grant, 423. 

Clark, William, petition for new precept, 149; petition for land, 371. 

Clerk of Council to demand Journal of the House of Assembly, 335. 

Closeman against Creswell, 207. 

Cloud, Joel, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Cochran, Cornelius, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Cochran, John, petition for grant, 402. 

Cochran, Jonathan, petition for grant, 19, 356; grant for signed by the Governor,, 

84; appointed justice of peace, in. 
Cock, Zebulon, petition for land, 70, 369. 
Cole, Jonathan, grant for signed by the Governor, 47. 
Cooke, Clement, petition for grant, 315. 
Cooper, Basil, and others, petition for land, 96. 
Cooper, Henry, petition for land, 389. 
Cooper, Isaac, petition for land, 15. 
Cooper, Richard, petition for land, 221. 
Cooper, Robert, grant for signed by the Governor, 332. 
Cooper, Samuel, petition for grant, 294. 
Commissary's accounts audited, 112. 
Corbet, Brinkley, petition for land, 14. 
Council, the, advises the Governor to dissolve the Assembly, 257 ; address of the 

Governor to, 257; advise the Governor to issue writs of election for new 

Assembly, 302. 
Cowper, Basil and others, petition for land, 96. 
Cowper & Telfairs, grant for signed by the Governor, 303. 
Crawford, Thomas, petition for grant, 59, 121. 
Crooke, Richard Cunningham, returned to legislature, 334; takes oath as Clerk 

of Commons House of Assembly, 429. 
Cromley, George, petition for land, 106 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 179. 
Cuthbert, James, Dr., petition for land on purchase, 32. 
Cuyler, Telemen, grant for signed by the Governor, 84. 
Cuyler, Teleman, petition for grant, 169. 



440 INDEX. 

D 

Darby, John, petition for grant, 109. 
Darcey, Joseph, petition for land, 133. 

Darling, Andrew, grant for signed by the Governor, 28. 

Dasher, Christian, petition for land, 195. 

Davis, Francis, petition for land, 132. 

Davis, Myrick, petition for land, 270. 

Davis, William Ryan, under sentence of death for horse stealing, pardoned, 434. 

Day, Stephen, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86; petition for land, 282. 

Dean, Luke, petition for land, 27; petition for grant, 27. 

DeButts, John Collins, petition for land, 38. 

Defaulting jurors, 112. 

Delegal, David, petition for land, 378. 

Delegall, David, petition for land, 355. 

Delegal, George, petition for land, 301 ; returned to legislature, 334 ; petition for 
land for nephew rejected, 371. 

Delegal, Philip, petition for land, 269. 

Dell, Philip, petition for land, 25. 

Demerie, Raymond, petition for land, 411. 

Dennis, Abraham, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Dennis, Jacob, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Dennis, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Dennison, Patrick, petition for land, 11; grant for signed by the Governor, i8a 

Deputy Surveyor's fees, 431. 

Deveaux, James, petition for land, 93; petition for land for son, 390. 

Deveaux, William, petition for grant, 43, 196 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 
432. 

Deverixso, Michael, petition for land, 390. 

Deverixso, Peter, petition, for land, 391. 

Deverixso, Stephen, petition for land, 391. 

Dicks, David, grant for signed by the Governor, 28. 

Didcott, Elizabeth, petition for land, 100, 414. 

Dill, Philip, grants for signed by the Governor, 66, 377 ; petition for land, 136. 

Dixon, Thomas, petition for 4iew precept, 84. 

Dodds, John, grant for signed by the Governor, U3. 

Donavan, John, petition for land, 392. 

Douglass, Daniel, petition for land, 307. 

Douglass, James, petition for land, 25 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 85. 

Douglass, Mary, petition for land, 3. 

Downes, Henry, appointed justice, 376. 

Driggers, a prisoner under sentence of death, clemency refused, 113; further re- 
prieved, 123. 



INDEX. 441 

Dugliss, Robert, petition for land, 132. 

Duke, William, petition for land, 267. 

Duncan, John, petition for land, 193 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 432. 

Dungsent against Young, caveat, 206. 

Dunham, John, petition for land postponed, 176. 

Dunham, Mary & John Sandiford, executors, petition for grant, 75, 247. 

Dunham, Mary, in trust, grant for signed by the Governor, 377. 

Dunman, John, petition for land, 176, 285. 

Dumvill, Robert, grant for signed by the Governor, 377. 

Dunn, Benjamin, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Dunn, Robert, petition for land, 353- 

Durginits, Peter, petition for land, 342. 

E 

Eakles, Edward, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Karl, John, petition for land, 279. 

Elbert, Samuel, appointed justice, 376; petition for land, 392. 

Ellam, William, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Elliott, William, petition for grant, 328; grant for signed by the Governor, 406. 

Elphenstone against Hegdon, caveat, 179. 

Elphinston, Philip, petition for land, 17; petition for new precept, 374. 

Emanuel, Amos, petition for land, 165 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 406. 

Emanuel, Assa, petition for grant, 404, 

Emanuel, Esa, petition for land, 118. 

Emitt, James, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Erick, Adam, petition for land, 420. 

Ewen, William, returned to legislature, 334. 



Farley, Samuel, returned to legislature, 334- 

Fields, Reuben, petition for land, 127. 

Findlay, James, petition for land, 352. 

Findley, William, petition for lot, 24. 

Findley against Marshall, caveat, 208. 

Finly, James, caveat of against Joseph Marshall, 305. 

Fitch, Ann, petition for land, 393, 426. 

Fitzgerald, David, petition for land, 126, 222. 

Fitzgerald, James, petition for land, 189. 

Fitzgerald, John, petition for reserve postponed, 63. 

Flemen, David, petition for land, 243. 



442 INDEX. 

Fleming, David, petition for land, 176. 

Fleming, James, grant for signed by the Governor, 332* 

Fleming, Samuel, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Fleming, Thomas, grant for signed by the Governor, 406. 

Fieri, John, appointed justice, 376. 

Fletcher, James, petition for grant, 44; grant for signed by the Covcmor, 113. 

Flyming, Thomas, petition for land, 265 ; petition for grant, 295. 

Forbes, Donald, petition for grant, 292. 

Forbes, John, petition for land, 6, 341, 342, 393; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 406. 

Ford, Robert, petition for land, 'jz. 

Fort George, ruinous condition of, 229. 

Forrester, James, petition for land, 34; appointed justice, 376. 

Forrester, Stephen, petition for grant, 168, 172; grant /or signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 252. 

Fox, Benjamin, petition for land, 160. 

Fox, James, petition for land, 130. 

Fox, John, petition for new precept, 28, 149 ; petition for grant, 171 ; grant for 
signed by the Governor, 252. 

Fox, William, petition for land, 161 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 406. 

Fox, John and William, executors, petition for grant, 173; grant for signed by 
the Governor, 205. 

Francis, Frederic, petition for grant, 83 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 156. 

Frasier, George, petition for land, 237, 241, 242, 244. 

Frink, Samuel, petition for land, 270; petition for new precept, 216; grant for 
signed by the Governor, 377. 

Frish, John Charles, petition for land, 399. 

Fulker, Thomas, grant for signed by the Governor, 84. 

Fulton, Paul, petition for land, 9; grant for signed by the Governor, 179. 

Fusill, Moses, petition for land, 39; grant for sig^ned by the Governor, 205. 

Fusill, Thomas, grant for signed by the Governor, 205. 

Fussell, Thomas, petition for grant, 119. 



Galaspe, John, petition for land, 263. 

Galphin, George, petition for plat, 157; grant for signed by the Governor, 252; 
petition for land, 310. 

Galphin, George, Jr., petition for land, 90, 158; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 252. 

Galphin, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 252, 

Galphin, Thomas, petition for land, 90 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 303. 

Garratt, Deverix, petition for land, 413. 



INDEX. 443 

Geffers, John, petition for land, 310. 

General Assembly prorogued, 112. 

Georgia Gazette, notice of caveat to be published in, 155. 

Gerard, Deveroux, petition for grant, 22. 

Gerrard, Devereux, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Gersham, Joseph, grant for signed by the Governor, 47 ; petition for land, 160. 

Gervin, Robert, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Getson, Samuel, grant for signed by the Governor, 113. 

Gibbons, William, executor, petition for hearing caveat, 152; memorial of, 209; 
petition for grant, 251. 

Gibbons & Martin, executors, petition for land for heirs of Joseph Gibbons, 288. 

Glebe, land reserved for clergyman, of Established Church for a, 304; land re^ 
served for Presbyterian clergyman for a glebe, 304. 

Gnann, Andrew, petition for land, 38. 

Gnanns, Michael, petition for land, 313. 

Goldwire, James, petition for land, 380. 

Goldwire, John, petition for land, 141 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 377. 

Golightly, Charles, petition for land, 142 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 228. 

Goodall, Mary, petition for land, 320. 

Gordon, James, petition for grant, 123. 

Gordon, John, petition for land, 100. 

Governor Wright, land granted to, 112; address of to Council concerning House 
of Assembly, 253; reply of to the Council, 257; thanks Council, 260; sub- 
mits questions concerning House of Assembly to the Board, 335; granted 
leave to visit England, 429; receives talk from Emistesego and replies to 
same, 429. 

Graham, James, grants for signed by the Governor, 84. 

Graham, John, petition for land, 5, 57, 181, 289, 322, 340, 373; petition for new 
precept, 27, 148, 204, 374; grants for signed by the Governor, 47, 85, 303 
332, 432. 

Grand jury, presentments of, 225. 

Grants of land in this province signed by Governor of South Carolina recorded, 
^02. 

Grant, James, petition for grant, 291. 

Grant, Peter, petition for land, 49; petition for new warrant, 150; petition for 
grant, 291. 

Graves, James, grant for signed by the Governor, 29; petition for new precept, 
375- 

Gray, George, grant for signed by the Governor, 29; petition for land, 286. 

Gray, Robert, petition for land, 281. 

Gray, Thomas, petition for land, 185. 

Grcemes, William, petition for reserve, 226. 

Green, David, affidavit of, 225. 



444 INDEX. 

Green, John, petition for land, 72, 420 ; petition for grant, 120 ; grants for signed 

by the Governor, 252, 332. 
Green, John, Jr., petition for grant,' 108, 220 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 

156. 
Green, Thomas, petition for grant, 361. 
Greer, David, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 
Gretion, John, petition for land, 130, 319. 
Grierson, John, complaint concerning band of armed men, 48. 
Groves, Allen, petition for land, 319. 
Gruber, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 29. 
Guin, Roam, grant for signed by the Governor, 431. 
Guin, Roan, petition for land, 183. 
Gwinnett, Buttin, petition for land, 347. 
Gwinnett, Button, petition for land, 367. 

H 

Habersham, James, qualifies for administering the government, 432. 

Habersham, James, Jr., returned to legislature, 334. 

Haden, James, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Hadon, William, petition for warrant, 350. 

Hall, John, petition for land, 51 ; petition for grant, 109; grant for signed by the 

Governor, 113. 
Hall, John, and George Harnage, petition for land, 51 ; grant for signed by the 

Governor, 228. 
Hamilton, Andrew, petition for land, 234. 
Hammond, LeRoy, petition for acre of rock, 26. 

Hampton, Andrew, petition for grant, 250; grant for signed by the Governor, 332. 
Hardin, William, petition of John Newman for grant for, 309. 
Harding, William, petition for land, 76; lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 
Harnage, George, petition for land, 51. 

Harnage, George and John Hall, grant for signed by the Governor, 228. 
Hamoll, John, petition for land, 265. 
Harris, Francis, concurs with Council, 260. 
Harris, Nathan, petition for grant, 356. 
Hart, James, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 
Hart, Peter, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 
Hart, Samuel, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 
Harvey, John, grants for signed by the Governor, 84, 156. 
Haven, William, land reserved for, 421 ; appointed naval officer, 428. 
Haverin, Michael, petition for grant, ^7; grant for signed by the Governor, 113. 
Hawthorn, Nathaniel, petition for land, 238. 
Hawthorn, Robert, petition for grant, 61, 174. 



INDEX. 446 

Hazard, Richard, petition for land, 306. 

Hegdon, , caveat against, 179. 

Helvenstine, Frederic, petition for grant, 108; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 124. 

Helvenstine, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 124. 

Hemp, Jonathan, petition for land, 369. 

Hershman, John Gasper, petition for land, 277. 

Hervey, John, petition for grant, 46. 

Hickey, John, petition for bounty, 125 ; petition for land, 235. 

Higgenbotham, Thomas, grant for signed by the Governor, 180. 

Higginbotham, Thomas, petition for land, 16. 

Hill, Edmund, petition for land, 274. 

Hill, James, grant for signed by the Governor, 333. 

Hill, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 333. 

Hillsboro, Earl of, letter from to the Governor, 302; letter from concerning 
conduct of House of Assembly, 429. 

Hinds, Christopher, petition for land rejected, 251. 

Hix, William, petition for grant, 424. 

Hixxon, William, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Hobbs, William, petition for land, 185. 

Hodgin, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Hodsden, John, petition of to sell land of John Gray, 145. 

Hollingsworth, Valentine, petition for land, 393. 

Holmes, David, petition for land, 165, 277; grant for signed by the Governor^ 
406. 

Holmes, Samuel, petition for grant for Quintin Pooler, 394. 

Horton, Nicholas, petition for land, 43, 52; grant for signed by the Governor,. 
113. 

Houlton, Samuel, petition for grant, 118; grant for signed by the Governor, 205. 

House of Assembly, address of Governor concerning the, 253. 

Houstoun, James, petition for land, 138. 

Houstoun, Sir Patrick, petition for land, 10, 240; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 180; returned to legislature, 334; appointed justice, 376. 

Howard, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Howell, Philip, appointed justice, 376. 

Hudson, Charles, petition for land, 117. 

Hudson, Samuel, petition for grant, 45 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 1 13. 

Huguenin, David, petition for land, 54 ; petition for grant, 365. 

Huegunin, David, petition for grant, 365. 

Hume, James, petition for land, 412. 

Hunter, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 



446 INDEX. 

I 

Illy, Jacob, petition for land, 36; grants for signed by the Governor, 47, 205; 

caveat against Wm. Mackintosh, 65. 
Illy, Michael, grant for signed by the Governor, 228. 
Illy against Mackay, caveat, 208. 
Inglis, Alexander, petition for land, 263. 
Irby, Henry, petition for land, 283. 

Ireland, petition of sundry persons from that warrants be prolonged, 156. 
Irvine, John, petition for land, 33; petition to prolong time for surveying land, 

216; grant for signed by the Governor, 332. 



Jackson, Absolum, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Jackson, Benjamin, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Jackson, Isaac, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Jackson, James, petition for grant, 20; grants for signed by the Governor, 85; 

petition for land, 98. 
Jackson, James & Co., petition for land, 98. 
Jackson, Thomas, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 
Jackson against Cleaker, caveat, 207. 
Jackson against Joiner, caveat, 207. 
Jameison, John, grant ordered for, 305, 330. 
Jamieson, John, returned to legislature, 334. 
Jenkins, Owen, petition for land, 318. 
Johnson, Joseph, appointed justice of peace, 205. 
Johnson, Lewis, petition for land, 354. 
Johnson, William, petition for land, 361. 
Johnston, James, petition for land, 97, 277; petition for grant, 296; grants for 

signed by the Governor, 332, 406. 
Johnston, John, petition for land, 195. 
Johnston, William, petition for grant, 78. 
Jones, James, petition for land, 276, 417. 
Jones, John, appointed justice of peace, 179. 
Jones, Joseph, petition for land, 195, 298, 345. 
Jones, Noble, takes oaths as Councelor, 433. 
Jones, Noble Wimberly, petition for new precept, 69; grant for signed by the 

Governor, 228; returned to legislature, 333. 
Jones, Samuel, appointed justice of peace, 179. 
Jones, Thomas, petition for land, 236. 
Jones, Tobias, petition for land, 345. 



INDEX. 447 

Jorahson against Graves, caveat, 207. 

Jordan, Charles, petition for grant, 21 ; petition for land, 95 ; grant for signed 
by the Governor, 180. 



Kamp, Jonathan, petition for land, 71. 

Keebler, John, petition for land, 349. 

Kelly, Thomas, petition for land, 158. 

Kelsall against Fenn, caveat, 207. 

Kennedy, John, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Kilgore, William, petition for grant, 364. 

Knife, Andrew, petition for grant, 107 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 179. 



Lamb, Abraham, grant for signed by the Governor, 29. 

Lamb against Myers, caveat, 207. 

Lambert, James, petition for land, 321. 

Lambright, John, petition for land, 50. 

Langley, Nathaniel, petition for land, 67; petition for grants, 327; grant for 

signed by the Governor, 377. 
Lanier, Benjamin, petition for land, 194; grant for signed by the Governor, 432^ 
Lassiter, Thomas, petition for land, 284. 
Law, Joseph, petition for land, 412. 
Lawson, Roger, grant for signed by the Governor, 47. 
Lawrence, Henry, petition for land, 421. 
LeConte, William, petition for land, 87; grant for signed by the Governor, 206; 

returned to legislature, 334. 
LeConte against Spencer, caveat, 208. 
Ledbetter, Ephraim, petition for land, 151. 
Ledbetter, William, petition for land, 355. 
Ledger, Alexander, petition for land, 282. 
Lee, John, petition for land, 262. 

Lee, Thomas, Sr., grant for signed by the Governor, 124. 
Lee, Thomas, Jr., petition for land, 11, 290; grant for signed by the Governor, 

37;. 
Lemen, James, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Lemke, Timothy, petition for land, 187; grant for signed by the Governor, 432. 
Leniere, Lemuel, petition for land, 395. 
Lewis, Abraham, petition for land, 394. 
Lewis, Benjamin, petition to register grant, 300. 
Lewis, David, grant for signed by the Governor, 228; petition for grant, 357. 



448 INDEX. 

Lewis, Jacob, petition for land, 71, 276; grant for signed by the Governor, 20$^ 

Lewis, Samuel; petition for land and lot in Queensboro, 273. 

Lietner, Andrew, petition for land, 189. 

Lietner, Viet, petition for grant, 167; grant for signed by the Governor, 252. 

Lightfood, Philip, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Livingston, William, petition for land, 281. 

Lindesay, Elias, petition for grant, 200. 

Lindsay, Elias, petition for grant, 82; grant for signed by the Governor, 303. 

Lockhart, Samuel, petition for land, 311, 312. 

Lockridge, Robert, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Lord, William, grant for signed by the Governor, 47. 

Low, Isaac, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 303. 

Low, Joseph, petition for land, 411. 

Lows, Isaac, petition for grant, 200. 

Lucena, James, land reserved for, 33; petition for grant, 58; grant for signed by 
the Governor, 124; petition for land, 381. 

Lucena against Ward, caveat, 208. 

Lynch, Thomas and Alexander Rose, petition for land on Cumberland Island re- 
jected, 178. 

Lyon, Samuel, grant for signed by the Governor, 113. 

Lysle, Matthew, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

M 

Mackay, Angus, petition for land, 328. 

Mackay, James, petition for land, 323; renounces claim to land, 330. 

Mackintosh, George, petition for land, 141, 262, 343; grant for signed by the 

Governor, 376; directed to survey and lay out town of Brunswick, 387. 
Mackintosh, John, petition for land, 162. 

Mackintosh, Lachlan, petitions for land, 146; petition for new precept, 150. 
Mackintosh, Robert, petition for land rejected, 225. 
Mackintosh, Roderic, grant for signed by the Governor, 303. 
Mackintosh, William," caveat against, 65;. petition for land, 141, 182, 336, 337; 

petition for new precept, 150; petition for new warrant, 151; petition for 

Alexander McDonald's land, 275 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 376. 
Maddock, Joseph, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86; grant for signed by the 

Governor, 333. 
Maddocks against Red, caveat, 208. 
Maddocks against Murray, caveat, 208. 
Mahanahan, Charles, petition for land, 192. 
Mann, John, mistake in grant corrected, 179. 
Marin, David, grant for signed by the Governor, 377. 



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INDEX. 449 

Marshal, Joseph, disputed land granted to, 305. 

Marshall, Joseph, petition for land, 341*; petition for grant, 367. 

Marshall, Matthew, petition for land, 73 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 252. 

Marshall and Finlay, caveat of, 123. 

Martin, Clement, Sr., petition for land, 271. 

Martin, Clement, Jr., petition for land, 3 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 47, 
180; petition for plat and grant, 96. 

Martin, James, petition for grant, 62; grant for signed by the Governor, 113. 

Martin, John, petition for land, 74, 264; lot in Queensboro granted to, 85; 
grant for signed by the Governor, 252. 

Matthews, Daniel, grant for signed by the Governor, 206. 

Maxwell, William, petition for grant, 61 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 124. 

McBee, Robert, petition for land, 316. 

McBride, Samuel, petition for grant, 103. 

McCalvey, James, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

McCarty, Cornelius, memorial of, 231. 

McCarty, Daniel, grant for signed by the Governor, i8a 

McCarty, Jacob, petition for land, 15; petition for grant, 198; grant for signed 
by the Governor, 303. 

McCarty, Mr., caveat against Walton heard, 28. 

McClean, Robert, lot in Wrightsboro, granted to, 86. 

McCleland, Mary, petition for grant, 59; grant for signed by the Governor, 156. 

McConkey, William, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

McCormick, John, petition for land, 128. 

McCormick, Patrick, petition for land, 128 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 377. 

McCormick, Robert, petition for land, 213; grant for signed by the Governor, 
432. 

McCulloch, Nathaniel, petition for land, 116. 

McCurrie, Andrew, petition for land, 74, 284; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 252. 

McDaniel, Daniel, petition for land, 188. 

McDonald, Archibald, petition for land, 163. 

McDonald, Charles, petition for land, 279. 

McDonald, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 47. '\ 

McDowall, Thomas, petition for grant, 290. 

McFarland, William, petition for land, 346. 

McFarlin, James, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86; petition for land, 266. 

McGee, Patrick, petition for land, 213; land and town lot in Queensboro laid 
out for, 227. 

McGillivray, Lachlan, grants for signed by the Governor, 29. 

McGowan, David, petition for grant, 425. 

Mclnfuss, Michael, petition for land, 133. 

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450 INDEX. 

Mcintosh, George, returned to legislature, 333 ; petition for land, 381. 

Mcintosh, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 406; petition for land, 413. 

Mcintosh, Lachlan, petition for land, 134, 419. 

Mcintosh, Roderic, petition for land, 182. 

Mcintosh, William, grants for signed by the Governor, 377, 432. 

Mcintosh against McCullough, caveat, 209. 

McKay, Robert, petition for land, 286. 

McKenzie, William, petition for land for George McKenzie, 378; appointed Col- 
lector at Sunbury, 430. 

McKewen, James, petition for land, 67, 88. 

McLeim, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 66; petition for land, 338; pe- 
tition for grant, 366. 

Mdeland against Quarterman, caveat, 207. 

McLervy, Adam, lot in Quecnsboro granted to, 85. 

McQueen, Ann, petition for land postponed, ttj. 

Mercer, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 29. 

Merchants of Savannah, memorial of, 229. 

Mezell, David,. petition for land, 132. 

Mick, Frederic, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Mick, Gasper, petition for land, 317. 

Mickle, Matthew, petition for land, 312, 316. 

Middleton, Holland, Jr., lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Miles, William, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Millen, Stephen, returned to legislature, 334. 

Miller, John Paul, Jr., petition for land, 116; grant for signed by the Governor, 
33a. 

Miller, Nathaniel, petition for land, 114, 400. 

Miller, Samuel, petition for land, 5, 139, 159; caveat of against Thomas Pea- 
cock, 178; petition for new precept, 299; grant for signed by the Governor, 
406. 

Mingestoff, George, petition for grant, 196; grant for signed by th^ Governor, 
303. 

Mitchell, John, petition for land, 117; petition for grant, 426. 

Mitchell, William, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Mizzell, Sarah, petition for land, 343. 

Mix, James, petition for grant, 80. 

Montaigut, David and Joseph Ottolenghe, justices, report of concerning negro 
convict, 305. 

Montgomery, John, petition for reserve postponed, 64. 

Mooney, Joseph, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Moor, Joseph, petition for land, 395. 

Moore, Aaron, petition for land, 287. 

Moore, Elizabeth, petition for land, 283. 



INDEX. 461 

Moore, George, petition for land, 162. 

Moore, Gila, grant for signed by the Governor, 179. 

Moore, Giles, petition for grant, 104. 

Moore, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Moore, Matthew, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Moore, Mordecai, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Moore, Richard, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86 ; petition to register grant, 400. 

Moore, Thomas, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86; petition to register grant, 

400. 
Moore, William, petition for land postponed, 155; petition for land, 421. 
Moreman, Thomas, petition for grant formerly ordered brother, 30; grant for 

signed by the Governor, 124. 
Morer, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 
Morgan, Thomas, petition for new precept, 148. 
Morison, Adam, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 
Morison, John, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 
Mounsey, Isaac, petition for land, 344. 
Muckenfuss, Joseph, petition for grant, 79. 
Muckenfuss, Michael, petition for reserve, 57. 
Muckinfuss, Michael, petition for grant, 368. 
Mulkey, John, petition for land, 320. 
Mullryne, John, petiton for farm lot, 28a 

Mullryne, John and Richard Williamson, tied in election for legislature, 334. 
Murphy, Edward, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 
Murray, Charles, petition for land, 408. 
Murray, David, petition for new warrant, no, 300. 

Murray, Stephen, petition for grant, 326; grant for signed by the Governor, 431. 
Muttear against Rains, caveat, 208. 

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Nephew, Peter, grants for signed by the Governor, 85, 113; petition for land, 

222, 223. 
Nesler, Adam, petition for land, 267. 
Nester, Adam, petition for lot postponed, 155. 
Netherclift, Thomas, petition for land, 100, loi, 261, 268, 382. 
Nevell, John, petition for land, 10. 

Nevill, John, petition for grant, 327 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 406. 
Newman, George, petition for land, 127. 
Newman, John, petition for grant for William Harden, 309. 
Noble, Thomas, petition for land, 164; grant for signed by the Governor, 406. 
Nunes, Moses, petition for land, 114; petition for vacant lot, 204; grant for 

signed by the Governor, 303. 



452 INDEX. 



Oates, John, pedtion for land, 407. 

Oates, Tamer, petition for land, 7. 

Cbryan, Patrick, petition for grant, 23. 

Obryan, Patrick, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Obryan, William, petition for land, 92. 

O'Bryan, William, petition for land, 140. 

Odam, Frederick, petition for grant, 158, 221. 

Odam, Joshua, grant for signed by the Governor, 29 ; petition for land, 346. 

O'Daniel, against any person, caveat, 207. 

Odensall, Charles, grants for signed by the Governor, 29. 

O'densell, Charles, grants for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Oliver, Alexander, lot in WrightsborO granted to, 86. 

Oliver, James, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Oliver, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Oliver, Samuel, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Osgood, John, petition for land, 35; grant for signed by the Governor, 205. 

Osgood, Josiah, grant for signed by the Governor, 29. 

Oswald, Joseph, petition for grant, 293. 

Oswell, Joseph, petition for land, 53 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 406. 

Ottoleng^e, Joseph, petition for land, 11. 

Ottolenghe, Joseph and David Montaigut, justices, report of concerning negro 

convict, 3Q5. 
Owen, Ephraim, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 



Pacaton, Isaac, petition for grant, 424. 

Papot, James, grant for signed by the Governor, 85. 

Paris, Peter, petition for grant, 168; mistake in order to be rectified, 205; grant 

for signed by the Governor, 252. 
Parkinson, John, petition for land, 298. 

Payne, Samuel, petition for grant, 19; grant for signed by the Governor, 85. 
Peacock, Thomas, petition for land, 52; caveat against, 178; grant for signed by 

the Governor, 228. 
Peacock, William, petition for land, 36, 94; grant for signed by the Governor, 

20s. 
Pearce, Joshua, petition for grant, 360. 
Peat, Jonathan, petition for land, 137. 

Pennington, Edward, grant for signed by the Governor, 66; petition for land, 187. 
Perkins, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 
Perkins, Peter, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 



INDEX. 458 

Perry, John, petition for land, 380. 

Perry, Joseph, petition lor grant, 245. 

Phelps, William, petition for land, 339. 

Pickhalt, George, petition for land, 396. 

Pier, Robert, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Pierce, Joshua, grant for signed by the Governor, 432. 

Pilsher, William, petition for grant, 297; grant for signed by the Governor, m. 

Pilson, Thomas, petition for land, 74. 

Pinnell, William, petition for grant rejected, 248; petition for grant, 250. 

Plummer, Nathaniel, petition for land, 36 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 205. 

Poison, John, petition for land for Judith Poison, 102; petition for grant, 249; 
grant for signed by the Governor, 332. 

Pooler, Quintin, petition for grant, 175, 358; petition for land, 298; petition of 
Samuel Holmes for grant to pass to, 394; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 431. 

Pooler, Quinton, petition for land, 183. 

Poulson, John, petition for new precept, 148. 

Powell^ James Edward, takes oaths as Councilor, 434. 

Powell, John, petition for land, 271. 

Powell, Josiah, returned to legislature, 334. 

Price, William, petition for land, 418. 

Price against Harris, caveat, 208. 

Pritchard, James, petition for land, 89, 92. 

Proclamation continuing all officers in their places, 434. 

Prothers, Solomon, petition for land, 339. 

Pryce, Charles, petition for new precept, 299. 

Public accounts audited, 123, 434. 

Pugh, Francis, petition for grant, 202; grant for signed by the Governor, 303. 



Quarterman, Robert, petition for land, 215. 

Quarterman, Thomas, grant for signed by the Governor, 47; petition for land, 

191. 
Queensboro, lots granted to settlers of, 85. 
Queensboro and Wrightsboro, instructions to Surveyor General concerning 

grants prepared for settlers in, 28. 



Rae, John, petition for new precept, 46; petition for land, 135; grant for 
signed by the Governor, 205; returned to legislature, 334. 

Rae, Robert, George Whitfield & Co., petition for grant, 18; grant for 
signed by the Governor, 228. 



454 INDEX. 

Raddock, Collin, petition for land, loi; grants for signed by the Governor, 
205; returned to legislature, 334. 

Raines, Joseph, petition for land, 42; grant for signed by the Governor, 113. 

Read, James, grant for signed by the Governor, 85; concurs with Council, 
260; appointed Commissioner of Loan Office, 303; takes oath as Coun- 
cilor, 434. 

Read, William, petition for warrant, 351. 

Redding, William, petition for land, 70. 

Rentz, George, petition for land, 419. 

Rentz, John, petition for lot, 407. 

Reiser, Dorothy, grant for signed by the Governor, 180. 

Reser, Adam, petition for land, 41; grant for signed by the Governor, 84. 

Rian, William, grant for signed by the Governor, 252. 

Richardson, Benjamin, petition for land, 396. 

Ring, Christopher, grant for signed by the Governor, 84. 

Riter, John, petition for land, 316. 

Rivers, Thomas, petition for land, 322. 

Roberts, Josiah, petition for land, 166; grant for signed by the Governor, 406. 

Robson, Chothworthy, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 85. 

Rock, John, petition for land, 14; petition for grant, 358. 

Roch, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 431. 

Rodgers, James, petition for land, 210; land and town lot laid out for in 
Queensboro, 227. 

Rodgers, Robert, petition for land, 211; land and town lot laid out for in 
Queensboro, 227. 

Rollinson, George, petition for land, 282. 

Rose, Alexander and Thomas Lynch, petition for land on Cumberland 
Island rejected, 178. 

Ross, ^ames, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Ross, Thomas, grant for signed by the Governor, 29; petition for land, 408. 

Russell, David, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85; petition for land, 321. 

Russell, Jane, petition for land, 7; grant for signed by the Governor, 180. 

Ryan, Daniel, petition for land, 25; petition for grant, 82; grant for signed 
by the Governor, 156. 

Ryan, John, petition for land, 409. 

Ryard, John, petition for land, 396. 

Rylander, John Martin, petition for land, 39; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 206. 



Sail, Henry, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 
Sail, Jonathan, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 



INDEX. 466 

Sallens, Peter, petition for land, 55; grants for signed by the Governor, 228, 
n7\ petition for grant, 246. 

Sampson, Samuel, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86; petition to register 
grant, 400. 

Sampson, William, land and town lot in Queensboro laid out for, 227. 

Samson, William, petition for land, 213. 

Sapp, William, petition for grant, 62, 325. 

Saunders, Joseph, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Saunders, Joshua, petition for grant, 357. 

Saunders against Pinion, caveat, 207. 

Savage, Robert, petition for land postponed, 154. 

Screven, James, grants for signed by the Governor, 66, 113. 

Scruggs, Richard, petition for land, 6. 

Scruggs against Moreman, caveat, 208. 

Sell, Henry, petition to register grant, 400. 

Sellers, John, petition for grant, 325. 

Sergison, Patrick, petition for grant, 300. 

Sharp, John, petition for grant, 144. 

Shaw, John, petition for land, 13. 

Sheperd, Richard, petition for land postponed, 301. 

Sherbert, James, petition for land, 317. 

Sherrard, Alexander, grant for signed by the Governor, 47. 

Shirley, William, petition for land, 313. 

Shirley against Wells, caveat, 206. 

Shruder, Thomas, petition for grant, 58; grants for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 84, 303; petition for land, 139, 167, 194, 419. 

Shruder, Thomas, Deputy Surveyor, report of, 226; memorial of, 330; 
memorial of respecting fees, 384. 

Sidewell, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Sillavant, Thomas, petition for land, 51. 

Simpson, Elizabeth, petition for land, 99, 239. 

Simpson, James, petition for land, ^34, 348; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 406. 

Simpson, John, petition for grant, 216; petition for new precept, 219; grant 
for signed by the Governor, 406. 

Simpson against Lewis, caveat, 208. 

Skelly, William, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85; petition for land, 211; 
land and town lot in Queensboro laid out for, 227. 

Skinner, William, petition for land, 69. 

Slater, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86; petition for land, 266. 

Slocumb, Seth, petition for grant, 245; grant for signed by the Governor, 

377. 
Smallwood, Robert, petition for land, 137. 



456 INDEX. 

Smith, Ebenezer, petition for grant, 362. 

Smith, Job, Jr., petition for land, 340. 

Smith, John, petition for land, 88, 129, 233, 234; grant for signed by the 
Governor, 377. 

Smith, Richard, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Smith, Stephen, petition for grant, 169. 

Snider, Andrew, petition for land, 352. 

Snook, David and others, grant for signed by the Governor, 124. 

Spalding, James, petition for grant, 170; grants for signed by the Gover- 
nor, 252; returned to legislature, 334. 

Spence, Peter, Surgeon, petition for land, 401. 

Spencer, Sarah, petition for land, 56, 192; petition to resign precept, 91; 
grant for signed by the Governor, 432. 

Spencer, William, petition for land, 397. 

Spring Hill, cemetery at, 65; glebe at, 65. 

Stacey, John, petition for land, 161; grant for signed by the Governor, 
406. 

St. Andrew's Parish, glebe land in surveyed, 65. 

Stanley, David, petition for land, 17. 

Stanley, John, petition for land, 16. 

Stevens, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 66; returned to legisla- 
ture, 334. 

Stevens, Samuel, petition for new precept, 64; land granted to, 305. 

.Stevens, Thomas, petition for land, 35; petition for grant, 219; grant for 
signed by the Governor, 333. 

Stevens, Walker, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Stevens, William, petition for land, 187. 

Stuart, Allen and Ann, petition for land, 397. 

Stewart, James, petition for land, 410. 

Stewart, John, petition for land, 18, 286; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 333. f 

Stewart, Peter, petition for land, 130. 

Stincey, Archibald, petition for grant, 289. 

Stirk, Benjamin, petition for land, 76. 

Stirk, Hannah, petition for land, 353, 370, 372; petition for grant, 410; 
grant for signed by the Governor, 432. 

Stirk, John, petition for land, 33, 95; petition that Surveyor General sur- 
vey plat, 146; petition for land rejected, 177; petition for reserve, 196; 
grant for signed by the governor, 228. 

Stiver, Daniel, petition for land postponed, 153- 

Story, Robert, petition for grant, 363. 

Stokes, Anthony, petition for land, 31, 263; petition for new warrant, 147; 
grants for signed by the Governor, 156, 205, 377. 



INDEX. 467 

Strahager, Rodolph, grant for signed by the Governor, 332. 

Strawhager, Rodolph, petition for land, 94, 222. 

Stringer, Francis, petition for land, 8. 

Strobardt, George, petition for land, 240, 241, 242, 265, 309, 355. 

Stubbs, Jacob, land in Wrightsboro granted to, 405. 

Stubbs, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Sullivan, Thomas, petition for land, 41, 152; petition for grant, 244. 

Sullivant, Thomas, grant for signed by the Governor, 377. 

Surveyor General, to keep the numbers of town lots granted in his office, 

28; fees of, 430. 
Sym, Hugh, petition for land, 37; grant for signed by the Governor, 205. 



Tannatt, Mary, petition to exchange land, 102. 

Tanner, Ludwig, petition for land, 272. 

Tanner, William, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Tarvcr, Thomas, petition for land, 40, 190. 

Tatnell, Josiah, petition for land, 308; petition for land on St. Simon's 

Island, 387. 
Telfair, Edward, grant for signed by the Governor, 85 ; petition for land, 314. 
Telfair, William, petition for land, 99, 239. 
Telfair & Cowper, grant for signed by the Governor, 84. 
Thomas, Deniel, Sr., petition for grant, 80. 
Thomas, Daniel, Sr., petition for grant, 80. 

Thomas, Daniel, petition for land, 201 ; grant for signed by the Governor, 303. 
Thomas, Gideon, petition for land, 338. 
Thomas, Gilshot, petition for grant, 173. 
Thompson, James, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 
Thorn, David, petition for land, 398. 
Thornton, Samuel, petition for land, 134. 
Tilley, Joseph, petition for land, 188. 
Timmens, John, petition for land, 214. . 
Tinkler, John, petition for land, 68. 
Tomlinson, Samuel, petition for land, 37. 

Triebner, Christopher Frederick, grant for signed by the Governor, 84. 
Trieutlen, John Adam, petition for land, 93» 354; returned to legislature, 

334. 
Tubear, David, petition for grant. 416. 



468 INDEX. 

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Underwood, Sarah, petition for land, i86. 

Underwood, William, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Unsell, David, petition for land, 411. 

Upton, John, petition for grant, 120, 220, 365. 

Upton against Sheftall, caveat, 208. 



Vallancier, John, petition for reserve, 272. 
Vernon, Amos, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 
Vernon, Isaac, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 
Vincent, Hannah, grant for signed by the Governor, 156. 

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Wade, Nehemiah, petition for land, 184. 

Walden, Robert, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Wall, William, petition for land, 40. 

Wallace, William, petition for land, 261. 

Walthour, Jacob Gasper, grant for signed by the Governor, 29. 

Walton, John, petition for land, 274; petition for Woodruff land, 274; 
petition for Watts' land, 275; grants for signed by the Governor, 332. 

Walton, Mr., caveat against heard, 28. 

Wand, John, petition for land, 32; petition for new precept, 327. 

Warnock, Robert, lot in Queensboro granted to, 85. 

Warren, Benjamin, petition for land, 157; petition for new precept, 319. 

Waters, Tamer, petition for grant, 296. 

Watson, Charles, petition for 'land, 53. 

Watson, Jacob, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Watson, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Watson, Sepha, petition for land, 315. 

Watson, Thomas, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Watts, Robert, land formerly ordered for granted John Walton, 275. 

Way, Moser, grant for signed by the Governor, 332. 

Way, Moses, petition for grant, 218. 

Weatherford, Martin, petition for grant, 197; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 303. 

Weathers, Edward, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Wells, Absolum, petition for land, 142; petition for grant postponed, 248. 

Welsh, James, petition for land, 236. 



INDEX. 469 

Welsh, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Wertsch, John, grant for signed by the Governor, 113. 

Wertsch, John and others, grant for signed by the Governor, 332. 

West, Charles, deceased, land ordered to, 304. 

Wheat, William, petition for land, 270. 

Whitsett, John, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Whitters, Jacob, petition for grant, 247. 

Williams, John Francis, petition for new precept, 217. 

Williams, Chaplin and Pride, petition for land, 344. 

Williams, Ezekiel, petition for land, 152. 

Williams, Jesse, petition for land, 128. 

Williams, John Francis, petition for land, 54; petition for new precept,. 
217. 

Williams, John, petition for grant, 24; grant for signed by the Governor, 
29, 47; petition for a reserve postponed, 63; petition for land, 183. 

Williams, Stephen, petition for grant, 60; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 124. 

Williams, William, grant for signed by the Governor, 29; petition for land, 140^ 
159; petition for grant, 403. 

Williamson, Benjamin, petition for land, 9. 

Williamson, Richard, grants for signed by the Governor, 47, 66, 252; peti- 
tion for land, 68. 

Williamson, Richard and John MuUryne, tied in election for legislature^ 

334- 

Williamson, William, petition for land, 267, 287; grant for signed by the 
Governor, 432. 

Wills, Mary, petition for land, 398. 

Willson, James, petition for grant, 370. 

Willson, John, petition for land, 50; petition for grant, 293. 

Wilson, James, petition for land, 12. 

Wilson, Samuel, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Wilson, Thomas, petition for land, 153; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 303. 

Wimberly, Isaac, petition for land, 115; petition for new precept, 330. 

Winkler, George, petition for land, 314. 

Winn, John, petition for land, 12; grant for signed by the Governor, 179. 

Winn, John, Jr., petition for land, 55. 

Winsey, Abraham, petition for land, 272. 

Winslete, Samuel, lot in Wrightsboro granted to, 86. 

Witter, Jacob, petition for land, 73; grant for signed by the Governor, 377. 

Womack, Jesse, grant for signed by the Governor, 66. 

Womack, John, petition for land, 368, 422. 



460 INDEX. 

Wood, David, grant for signed by the Governor, 377. 
Wood, Thomas, petition for land, 164. 

Woodland, James, petition for grant, 45; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 85. 
WoodruflF, Joseph, petition for land, 193; land formerly ordered to granted 

to John Walton, 274; grant for signed by the Governor, 432. 
Wright, Sir James, see Governor Wright. 
Wright, Jermyn and Charles, petition for land, 105; petition for grant, 

174, 360; grants for signed by the Governor, 377. 
Wright, Jermyn, petition for land postponed, 26; petition for grant, 106, 

359; returned to the legislature, 334; grant for signed by the Governor, 

377; petition for land, 417. 
Wright, Joseph, petition for land, 4, 56, 97. 
Wrightsboro and Queensboro, see Queensboro. 
Wrightsboro, lots granted to settlers of, 86; land ordered certain persons 

on forfeited, 383. 
Writs of election. Secretary ordered to issue, 303. 
Wyche, George, grant for signed by the Governor, 332. 
Wychec, George, petition for grant, 144. 
Wycke, George, petition for grant, 249. 

Wylly, Alexander, petition for grant, 79; appointed Clerk of Council, 210. 
Wylly, Campbell, grant for signed by the Governor, 180. 
Wylly, Richard, petition for land, 238; returned to legislature, 333; petition 

for land, 423. 
Wylly, Susannah, grant for signed by the Governor, 180. 
Wylly, William, petition for grant, 44, 295; petition for land, 91; grant for 

signed by the Governor, 112. 
Wylly, William, Jr., grant for sig^ned by the Governor, 180. 



Yakely, Jacob, grant for signed by the Governor, 252. 

Yakley, Jacob, petition for grant, 172. 

Yarbrough, Manoah, petition for land, 40; petition for grant, 326; grant 
for signed by the Governor, 406. 

Yonge, Henry, Jr., petition for land, 364. 

Yonge, Henry, warrant issued to for five thousand acres, 155; grant for 
signed by the Governor, 332; petition for island, 400; appointed mem- 
ber of Council, 427; sworn as member of Council, 427; takes oath as 
CoT'nrilor, 434. 

Yonge, Philip, petition for an island, 350. 

Younjf, Isaac, returned to legislature. 334. 



INDEX. 461 

Young, Thomas, petition for land, 2^7* 

Young, William, returned to legislature, 333; petition for land, 399. 

Young against Tunnagan, caveat, 207. 

Youngblood, Benjamin, petition for land, 269. 

Youngblood, Peter, petition for land, 268. 



Zetler, Daniel, petition for grant, 105. 

Zetler, John Martin, petition for land ordered Lucas Moser, 125. 

Zetler, Matthias, petition for grant, 105. 

Zetler, Nathaniel, petitioir for grant, 105; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 2Q6. 

Ziegler, Lucas, petition for land, 416. 

Zipperer, Christian, grant for signed by the Governor, 180. 

Zipprer, Christian, petition for grant, 81. 

Zubly, John Joachim, petition for grant, 21; grant for signed by the Gov- 
ernor, 85. 



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