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THE 

COLONIAL RECORDS 

OF THE 

STATE OF GEORGIA 



COMPILED AND PUBLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY 
OF 

THE LKGISLATURE 



ALLEN D. CANDLER 



VOLUME X 



PROCEEDINGS AND MINUTES OF THE 
GOVERNOR A ND COUNCIL 

FROM 

January 6, 1767, to December 5, 1769 

From Manuscripts in British Public Record Office, London, 

Except Minutes from February 7, 1769, to July 4, 1769, 

which are from State Archives 



\TLANTA, GA 

THE FRANKLIN-TURNER COMPANY 

PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS, BINDERS 

1907 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 6'^ January 1767 

Present 



His Excellency James Wright Esq' 



The Hon''" 



James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
James Edw* Powell 
Grey Elliott 
Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 



Esq' 



Petition of 



Read a Petition of Mordecai Sheftall setting forth that 
MoVd!°^heftaii he had been settled in the Province many Years and was 
on^Purchase^ desirous to Obtain Land for the purpose of erecting a Saw 
Mill Therefore praying for on Purchase One thousand 
Acres of Pine Land in S' George's Parish at a place called 
Friar's Branch and about four Miles from Land of 
Thomas Red — 



Granted on 
complying &c 



11 36 (} 27 



ResoIvVEd 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 on his complying with the Order 
of Council touching Lands granted on Purchase. 



Read a Petition of Joseph Jacquett setting forth that 
jajuerfor 500^^ ^^^ about crccting a Saw Mill for cutting Lumber and 
AcresonPurch. ■^v^s dcsirous to Obtain Land for that purpose Therefore 
"^^ praying for on Purchase Five hundred Acres of Pine 



4 • GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

and Land on Black Creek near the Place where ^^'"^ the Upper 
Road crosses the said Creek. 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted on , , , _ . , -it i • i • r-> 

compiyg. &c. cloth take out a Grant for the said Land withm 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 jMonths from the date thereof that his Majesty- 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted on his complying with the Order 
of Council respecting Lands granted on Purchase — 

Read a Petition of the said Joseph Jacquett setting 
fep*h jTqueM °' forth that in June last he had ordered him three hundred 
read ^^^ Acres of Land on Briar Creek which on viewing he found 
not convenient for his purpose Therefore praying for two 
hundred Acres on Briar Creek aforesaid which Tract was 
then-to-fore ordered one John Ashman the Plat whereof 
was laying in the Surveyor General's Office elapsed in 
Lieu of so much of the three hundred Acres before or- 
dered him — 



and 



Granted. 



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. 

Read a Petition of Philip Box setting forth that in Au- 
phiiip°Box for gust last he had ordered him four hundred and fifty Acres 
read ' "^*^of Land in Family Right and one hundred and fifty Acres 
on Purchase which on going to Survey was found not 
convenient and therefore humbly begged leave to resign it 
And prayed for in Lieu thereof four hundred and fifty 
Acres on the three Runs between Land of John Goldwire 



and 



Granted. 



JANUARY, 1767. 5 

Sen'' and John Golclwire Jun"" and One hundred and fifty- 
Acres on the three Runs aforesaid to join Land ordered 
the said John Goldwire Jun"" — 

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. 

Petition of Read a Petition of John Patton and Richard Thompson 

fo^^for^TOo"'"' setting forth that they had purchased a Tract of Land at 
Mount Pleasant in S' Matthew's Parish of Thomas Mor- 
gan adjoining which was some Pine Land very commodi- 
ous for their Use That they had had no Land granted 
them and was ^^''^^ possessed of ten Negroes Therefore 
praying for Seven hundred Acres of the said Pine Land 
adjoining Easterly on the said purchased. Land — 



Acres read 



and 



Granted. 



Resolved That on. Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
IMonths 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 Robert Kirkwood setting forth that 
wo^' fOT^Too he was desirous to Obtain a Tract of Land for the purpose 
reld °" ^^'^'^^- of cutting Lumber Therefore praying for oft Purchase 
Seven hundred Acres of Land near Mount Pleasant join- 
ing Land of Thomas Morgan and John Goldwire — 



Petition of 
Robt. Kirk 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

ed* in'^Fam'uy*' doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

^^^^' Months from this date and that he doth also Register the 



6 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

said Grant in the Register's Office of tlie said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents part of the prayer 
of the said Petition viz* four hundred Acres in Family 
Right is granted him to adjoin Land this day ordered Pat- 
ton and Thompson and the Land they have purchased of 
Thomas Morgan — 

Read a Petition of Peter Blyth setting forth that he had 
te*r B\nh for " thrcc huudrcd Acres of Land granted him in Family 
Right and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife and eleven Negroes Therefore praying for 
four hundred Acres in S' Matthew's Parish to adjoin 
Land there already granted him. 



and 



RusoivVED That on Condition only 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 Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is sfranted. 



fe' 



Read a Petition of James Stewart setting forth that he 

Petition of Jas. •' * 

Stewart for 300 had bccu sevcu Ycars in the Province from South Caro- 

Acres read 

lina had had no Land granted him and was desirous to 
Obtain Land for Cultivation having thirty three Negroes 
Therefore praying for three hundred Acres on the South 
and side the Alatamaha on a Branch of the Buffelo Swamp 
near to Land surveyed for Joseph Gibbons 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land withui 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 o-ranted. 



JANUARY, 1767. 7 

Read a Petition of James Spalding setting forth that in 
spSdi'^°^f5'' the Month of March 1765 he had ordered him two hun- 
200 & 150 Acre. ^^^^ Acres of Land in Family Right at a fresh Water 
Branch fronting on Marsh on the South side great Satilla 
River at a Place called Todd's Point and One hundred and 
fifty Acres adjoining the Same on Purchase which War- 
rants being expired in their date and no Survey made he 
was desirous to resign the Same and Obtain Other Land 
in Lieu thereof Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof 
three hundred and fifty Acres on the South Branch of 
Turtle River about four Miles from Arthur Carney's 
Plantation viz* Two hundred Acres in family Right and 
One hundred and fifty Acres on Purchase — 

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 Majesty 
may not be defrauded of !ms Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted. 



Petition of 
Peter Sallens 
for 250 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of Peter Sallens setting forth that he 
had been seven Years in the Province was settled on Land 
he had purchased had had no Land granted him and was 
desirous to Obtain Land Land '"'"^ having thirty Negroes 
Therefore praying for Two hundred and fifty Acres in 
S^ John's Parish to join Land of Thomas Young- 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
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. 



8 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Peter Nephew setting forth that he 

PetLr**Neihew had had three hundred Acres of Land granted him and 

r^*"' ^'^'^^ was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 

three Children and ten Negroes Therefore praying for 

and two hundred Acres in S' Andrew's Parish to join the East 

Line of Land ordered John Grant — 



Granted. 



and 



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 Registers Office of the said Province 
wuthin Six Months from the date 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 Gilbert Relict of Ephriam 
Ma^'°GUbert Gilbert dcccascd setting forth that she had in her own 
r^ cres j^jg|-^|. ^ Number of Slaves and being desirous to improve 
Land in this Province Prayed for One thousand Acres 
of Land upon Saint Mary's River within the reserve of 
Lands there made for the Bermudians to adjoin or near 
Land ordered her late Husband — 

„ . , Ordered That the Land prayed for be reserved for 

To be reserved ^ -^ 

forSixMos. 3ix Months 

. Read a Petition of Jeremiah Vallaton setting forth that 

for%oo^^Acre3 '^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^° Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 
read ^^jj-j Land for Cultivation having a Wife and five Chil- 
dren Therefore praying for four hundred Acres in S* 
Matthew's Parish which Tract was heretofore ordered 
and Surveyed for Matthew Zetler the Plat whereof was 
laying in the Surveyor General's Office elapsed — 

Resolved 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 Register the 

said Grant in the Re9:ister's Office of the said Province 



JANUARY, 1767. 9 

within Six Months from the date 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 WilHams setting forth that 
Wii&°for°' he was settled in the Province had had no Land granted 
300 Acres read ^.^^ ^^^ ^^^ desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having a Wife a Child and two Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for three hundred Acres in S' John's Parish to join 
Land heretofore granted John Lawson and Land of 
Thomas Carr — 



and 



Granted. 



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 — 

Read a Petition of Francis Brown setting forth that he 
Frans^Bfown had had thrcc hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
read """^^ was dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having Twen- 
ty- Negroes Therefore praying for two hundred Acres to 
^"•^ join the Land he then lived upon on South Newport 
River — • 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
xjranted. ^^^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 — 



Petition of 



Read a Petition of William Kilgore setting forth that 

fetition ot . , , 1 1 T 1 0. J 

)^'"oP'P'*^ he was Settled in the Provmce had had no Land granted 

lor 200 A.crGS 

■•*«** him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 



10 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

and having a Wife and Seven Children Therefore praying for 
two hundred Acres on the Mouth of the Kiokas — 



Granted. 



RESoiyVED 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 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 if within the Bound- 
ary Line Settled with the Indians — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Irwin setting forth that 
Thoa*i^in for some time Since he had ordered him One hundred and 
150 Acres read ^£^y Acrcs of Land but ou goiug to Survey it the Same 
was found to be within the Lands reserved for a Town- 
ship to be settled by some Irish Families And Therefore 
did not Survey it That he was desirous to Obtain Land in 
Lieu thereof Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof One 
and hundred and fifty Acres in the North Fork of great Oge- 
chee near Land ordered Peter Grant — 

Resolved 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 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 join Peter Grant's 
Land — • 

Read a Petition of Daniel Coleman setting forth that 
Petition of he was an Inhabitant of the Province had had no Land 

Danl. Coleman 

r^°*^ "'^*^'*^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on the 
^"*^ lower fork of the Kioka Creek within Twenty Miles of 
Augusta — 



JANUARY, 1767. 11 

Resolved 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 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 if within the Bound- 
ary Line Settled with the Indians 

Read a Petition of William Bumey setting forth that 
w.S."B"urney he had had uo Land and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for^iso Acres ^^^.^^ ^ ^.^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^ Children Therefore praying for 

One hundred and fifty Acres on Rocky Comfort near 
Land granted Peter Grant — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^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 — 

Petition of Read a Petition of William Porter setting forth that he 

To^ZvlTvtl had had two hundred Acres of Land and was desirous to 
Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife four Children 
and Five Negroes Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres joining the Land before granted him on Rosemary 
Branch in S' George's Parish — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ q^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ 5^j^ J^^j^^ withiu SCVCU 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office oi 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 



12 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Read a Petition of William Williams setting forth that 
Wm^'°wmiam8 l^e had had Five hundred and forty Acres of Land or- 
for^iso Acres j^^.^^ j^j^^^ j^^ Family Right and was desirous to Obtain 

an Additional Tract having a Wife Six Children and 
twelve Negroes Therefore praying for One hundred and 
fifty Acres to join Land he had purchased of M"" Lachlan 
M'Gillivray and to be between and adjoining Land of 
Darby Kennedy and Savannah River — 



and 



Granted. 



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 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 Witter setting forth that 
whi'tter for'^ioo be had been about three years in the Province had had no 
Acres read Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Wm Sanders 
for 150 Acres 
read 



and 



Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on 
the north Fork of Bark Camp at a place where one Rich- 
ardson formerly made an Improvement — 

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 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 Sanders setting forth that 
he had had no Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain Land for Cultivation having a Wife Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred and fifty Acres on the South side 
Briar Creek begining at the Mouth of the first small 
Branch above Buck Branch — 



JANUARY, 1767. 13 

RESOLVED Tliat on Condition only 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 o^f 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'Murran setting forth 
wScMurran that he had had no Land granted him and was desirous 
to j5o Acres ^^ Qbtaiu Land for Cultivation having a Wife and Six 

Children Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty 

Acres on Cane Creek — 



and 



Resolved 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 register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office O'f 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 Pace setting forth that he 
Thos!°?afeforhad been several 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 three Negroes 
*°"^ Therefore praying for two hundred Acres on the little 
Kioka Creek near the Hunting Path — 

Resolved 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 register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office O'f 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 if within the Boun- 
ary Line Settled with the Indians — 



14 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of 
Thomas Nash 
for 300 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted- 



Petition of 
Thos- Linsey 
for 100 Acres 
read 

and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
John Catlett 
for 200 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of Thomas Nash setting forth that he 
had been near a Year in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land having a 
Wife and five Children Therefore praying for three hun- 
dred Acres on the north side Briar Creek between Land 
ordered Robert House and James Brantley — 

Resolve^d 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 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 Linsey setting forth that 
he had had no Land granted him in the Province and was 
desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred Acres at the head of the little Beaver 
Dams about a Mile from Land of Thomas Balsh — 

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 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 Catlett setting forth that he 
had been about nine Months in the Province from South 
Carolina had had no Land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife and Child 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres joining the 
Upper Line of Land of William Moore on the north side 
Briar Creek — ■ 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



JANUARY, 1767. 



15 



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 EHzabeth Burney Widow setting 
forth that she had had three hundred Acres O'f Land or- 
dered her and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract having Six Children Therefore praying for One 
hundred Acres on Lambert's big Creek near or to adjoin 
Land run out for a- Township' — 

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 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 John Young setting forth that he 
John Young for had been about ten Months in the Province from South 
250 Acres read QavoUna had had no Land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife and eight 
Children Therefore praying for Two hundred and fifty 
Acres on Savannah River in Hallifax at a Place called 
London Bluff within a Mile of Land ordered John Penny. 



Petition of 
Eilz. Burney 
for 100 Acres 
read 



and 



Grranted. 



Petition of 



and 



Resolved 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 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 — 



16 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Read a Petition of Luke Mann setting forth that he had 
LukeMann for hccn six Ycai's in the Province had had no Land granted 
liim and was desirous to Obtain Land Therefore praying 
for Fifty Acres upon the north Fork of Coonochee below 
Land ordered David Dicks within a Mile of Coonochee 
River for a Cowpen — 



and 



Granted. 



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 — 



Petition of 
John Reeves 
for 250 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted 



Read a Petition of John Reeves setting forth that he 
was an Inhabitant of the Province had had no Land grant- 
ed him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having a Wife and two Children Therefore praying for 
Two hundred and fifty Acres on a Sandy Run near Land 
granted John Fitch deceased — 

Resoeved 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 to join Fitch's Land — 



Petition of 
Wm. Murphy 
for 100 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of William Murphy setting forth that 
Some Time Since he had ordered him One hundred Acres 
of Land which on going to Survey was found not vacant 
That he was desirous to Obtain Land in Lieu thereof 
Therefore praying for in Lieu One hundred Acres at the 
head of Ban: Camp a Branch of great Ogechee above 
Land granted Jethro Rowntree — 



JANUARY, 1767. 17 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioncr 
Granted. ^^^j^ ^^j^,^ ^^^^ ^ q^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^j^^ ^^^^ within vScvcn 

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 to join Rowntree's Land — 

Petition of, Read a Petition of Ann Moodie setting forth that she 

re^8ter°Vrant Obtained his Majcsty's Grant for two hundred Acres of 

Land but the time for registring the Same in the Regis- 

and ^^^'^ Office was elapsed Therefore praying that she might 

Obtain an Order to the Register to enter the said Grant 

in his Office notwithstanding the Lapse of time — 



Granted. 



RESOI.VED That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Register of Grants do enter the said 
Grant on Record Accordingly 

Read a Petition of Samuel Richardson and Susannah 
RfSdson t?- Richardson setting forth that they had Obtained his Maj- 
register Grant ggty's Grant for a Towu Lot Garden Lot and Farm Lot 
but the time for registring the Same in the Register's Of- 
3^^ fice was elapsed— Therefore praying that they might Ob- 
tain an Order to the Register to enter the said Grant in 
his Office notwithstanding the Lapse of time — 



Granted. 



Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted And that the Register of Grants do enter the said 
Grant on Record Accordingly — 

T> ...• ^ T R^^'^ ^ Petition of Joseph Burton setting forth that he 

Petition of Jo- . , , . ./ i o 

rSt^^Grant Obtamcd his Majesty's Grant for One hundred and 
read thirteen Acres of Land but the time for reg-istrino- the 

Same in the Register's Office was elapsed Therefore pray- 
ing that he might Obtain an Order to the Register to en- 
ter the said Grant in his Office notwithstanding the Lapse 
of time — 

2 c r— Tol 10 



and 



18 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted, 



Petition of 
Geo. Galphin 
for Grant to 
pass read 



Tind 



Granted, 



ResoIvVEd That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Register of Grants do enter the said 
Grant on Record Accordingly 

Read a Petition of George Galphin setting forth that 
he had ordered him One thousand four 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 a Grant ought 
to have been taken out 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 
Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 

Resoi^vkd 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 Francis Macartan and Martin Camp- 
M^^^n^A ^^^^^ setting forth that they had ordered them a Lot in Au- 
G^^^'^to *pass gi-^sta known by Number Twenty Six containing an Acre 
which had been surveyed and returned and a fiat for the 
Same passed by the Attorney General but the time was 
elapsed in Which a Grant ought to have been taken out 
Therefore praying that, notwithstanding the Lapse of 
time they might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Lot And that the Secretary might be 
ordered to prepare the Same — 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^jq^j-^ ^^j^.g q^^- ^ 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- 



read 



«nd 



and 



JANUARY, 1767. 19 

ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof the Prayer 
of the said Petition is o-ranted — 

„ . . Read a Petition of James Roberts setting forth that he 

Petition of Jas. ° 

G?^r\o°'' ass ordered him eight}^ two Acres of Land in S' Georges 
read 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 a Grant ought to 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, dotli 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 Elizabeth Burney setting forth that 
Eiiz. Burney shc had Ordered her three hundred Acres of Land which 

for Grant to 

pass read had been surveyed and returned and a fiat for the Same 
passed by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed 
in Which a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore 
praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time she might 
be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Secretary be ordered to prepare the 
Same — • 

RES01.VED 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 Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that she doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 



and 



20 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 Wilham Tinley Setting forth that 
wm. Tiniey for he had Ordered him a Fifty Acre Lot in Augusta in the 

Grant to pass -r-, . , ^ ^^ t-, . 

read Parish of S Paul which had been surveyed and returned 

and a Fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney general 
but the Time was elapsed in Which a Grant ought to 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 — 



and 



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 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 Burton setting forth that he 
S Ewton"^"' had ordered him twenty five Acres of Land in S' Mat- 
pass r^d thews 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 a Grant ought to have been 
taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
and 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 — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli 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- 



JANUARY, 1767. 21 

ince within Six Months from the date thereof the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Nathan Cherry setting forth that he 
Petition of had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in S*^ Georges 

Nathan Cherry t-« • 1 1 • 1 1 1 1 -^ 

for Grant to Parish which had been surveyed and returned and a Fiat 

pass read . . ^ 

for the Same passed by the Attorney General but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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, 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 — - 



and 



Read a Petition of James Bennett setting forth that he 

jlmes° Bennett ^^^*^^ Ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which had 

pass^rS!d* ^° bccu survcycd and Returned and a Fiat for the Same 

passed by the Attorney General but the Time was elapsed 

in which a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore 

praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might 

and ^^ 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^^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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 



22 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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

Read a Petition of John Germany setting forth that he 
Petitionof Jno. had Ordered him two Tracts of Land containing One hun- 

Germany for . i • i i i i r* 

Grant to pass drcd Acrcs each in S'' Paul's Parish which had been Sur- 

read 

veyed and returned and Fiats for the Same passed by the 
Attorney General but the time was elapsed in Which 
Grants ought to have been taken out Therefore praying 
that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might be per- 
and mitted to take out his Majesty's Grants for the said Land 
and that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the 
Same — 

ResoIvVHd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. j-jq^j-^ ^^j^g Qy|- Qrauts 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 Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date 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 Emanuel Jun'" setting forth 
Petitionof Jno. that he had ordered One hundred Acres of Land in S* 
for Grant to ' Gcorgc's Parish which had been surveyed and returned 

pass read . 

and a Fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney General 
but the time was elapsed in Which a Grant ought to 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 propose the Same — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. dotli 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- 



JANUARY, 1767. 23. 

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 Isaac Lewis setting forth that some 
Fs^c'rewis for ^"^^^ ^^"^^ ^^^ ^^^ Ordered him one hundred Acres of Land 
Grant to pass which had been surveyed and returned and a Fiat for the 
Same passed by the Attorney General but his Majesty's 
Grant had not been taken out for the said Land 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 propose 
the Same — 



and 



Granted. 



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 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 Joseph Lewis setting forth that he 
fep*h Lewfs for I^^d Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land which had 
jant to passj^^g^ survcycd and returned and a Fiat for the Same 
passed by the Attorney General but no Grant had been 
taken out for the Same Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
and 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, 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- 



24 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 Thomas Lewis Son of Evan Lewis 
Petition of setting forth that Some time since he had ordered him two 
Grant to pass Tracts of Land containing One hundred Acres each which 

read ° ^. . ^ 

had been Surveyed and returned and Fiats for the Same 
passed by the Attorney General but the Time was elapsed 
in which the Grants ought to have been taken out There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he 
and might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grants for 
the said Land And that the Secretary be ordered to pre- 
pare the Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^\q^\^ ^^j^g Q,yj- Qrauts 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 Ofifice 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 Howell setting forth that he 
iio^iTFor''^^' ^'^^^ ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in the Par- 
?eT(f* ^° ^^^^ ish of S' George which had been Sur\'eyed and returned 
and a fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney General 
but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 
be ordered to prepare the Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. clotli take out 3. 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- 



and 



JANUARY, 1767. 25 

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 Edward Barnard Esq'" setting forth 
Petition of that he had ordered him Five hundred Acres of Land in 

Edwd. Barnard r» 1 j 

for Grant to the Parish of S'' Thomas which had been Surveyed and a 

pass read 

Plat thereof returned but no Grant had passed for the 
Same Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse 
of time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land x\nd that the Surveyor General 
might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
Accordinglv — ■ 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^^i^ ^^j^g q^^ ^ 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 Thomas Lloyd setting forth that he 

TWLio°/d for had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land on Savan- 
Grant to pass ^^^j^ j^-^^^^. -^^ ^j^^ p^j.jgj^ ^f gt p^^^j ^^.j^j^i^ ^^ J ^^^^ Sur- 
veyed and the Plan returned but no Grant had passed for 
the Same 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 Surveyor Gen- 
eral might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan ac- 
cordingly — • 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (x\greeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 



and 



26 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 Joseph Vann setting forth that he 
Petition of Jo- had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

seph Vann for 111 t-«i 

Grant to pass in S Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and the Plat 
thereof returned but no Grant had passed for the Same 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant 
and for the said Land and that the Surveyor General might be 
ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof accord- 
ingly— 



read 



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 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 Hood setting forth that he 
Petition of Ja- had Ordered him a Lot in Augusta known bv Number 

cob Hood for ^ ?3 J 

^^T ^ ^^^^ thirty three which had been Surveyed and the Plat there- 
of returned but no Grant had passed for the Same There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he 
might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
and the said Lot and that the Surveyor General might be or- 
dered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that pur- 
pose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^i^^]^ ^^y^^ ^^^^ ^ (^x2.nt 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- 



JANUARY, 1767. 27 

ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

p tf nof Read a Petition of John Morse setting forth that he had 

John Morse for Qj-(jej-e(j \^[iy^ ^ Lot in Augusta known by Number thirty 

Grant to pass o ^ j 

four which had been surveyed and the Plat thereof re- 
turned but no Grant had passed for the Same Therefore 
praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might 
be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Lot and that the Surveyor General might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose — 



read 



and 



Granted. 



ResoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a 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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof the Prayer 
of the said Petition is orranted — 



Petition of Read a Petition of William Johnson setting forth that 

Wm. Johr 
for Grant 
pass read 



forGra°nt'*to" hc had ordcrcd him a Lot in Augusta known by Number 



thirty one which had been surveyed and the Plat thereof 
returned but no Grant had passed for the Same There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he 
^^^ might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the 
said Lot and that the Surveyor General might be ordered 
to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose — 

Granted. ResoIvVEd That ou Condition only that the Petitioner 

doth take out a 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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



28 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Abraham Lewis setting forth that 

Abram" Lewis lie had Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land which 

pass reld ° had bccn Surveyed and the Plat thereof returned into the 

Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 

which a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore 

praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might 

and 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 Accordingly — 



Granted. 



ResgIvVEd 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 Richard Milledge setting forth that 

Kichd. Miiiedge he had purcliascd of Robert Luden One hundred Acres 

pass read of Land for wdiicli the said Luden had not Obtained any 

Grant That the Petitioner had laid before his Excellency 

and Honours his Title thereto which was approved and a 

Grant ordered to pass for the Sanie but thro' Sickness he 

had no ^^'""^ taken out the Grant in due lime Therefore 

and 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 Surveyor General might be ordered 

to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that purjxDse — 

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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 



JANUARY, 1767. 



29 



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 
John McLean had Five hunch'ed Acres of Land ordered him which had 
pass read been Surveyed and the Plat thereof returned but no Grant 
had passed for the Same Therefore praying that notv^ith- 
standing the Lapse of time he 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 — 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Burgon Bord 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



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 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 Burgon Bord setting forth that he 
had One hundred Acres of Land ordered him which had 
been surveyed and the Plat thereof returned but no Grant 
had passed for the same 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 
Surveyor General might 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 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 — 



30 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of George Johnson Turner setting forth 

j.%ul°ner°for^" that he had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land on 
Grjt to pass^j^^ g^^^^j^ ^-^^ ^^ ^^^.^j^ ^-^^^^ ^^j^-^^^ j^^^ l^^^^ Survcyed 

and the Plat thereof returned but his Majesty's Grant had 
not passed for the Same Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
3nd oi^^t 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 
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 from Absolam Wells setting forth that 

Ab*ioiom°weii3 ^^^ ^'^^^ Ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which 

.pa'ss*^read* ^ had bccu Survcycd and the Plat thereof returned but no 

Grant had passed for the Same Therefore praying that 

notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might be permitted 

to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and 

gnd 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 
Granted. dotli 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 — 



JANUARY, 1767. 31 

Read a Petition of James Fletcher setting forth that 

Petition of Jas. j^^ j-^^^ ordered him One hundred Acres of Land on great 

Grant ^to p^ss Qg.g^|^gg which had been surveyed and the Plat thereof 

returned but no Grant had passed for the Same Therefore 

praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might 

be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 

«nd 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 

Granted. ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^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 Catherine Moreman setting forth 
cSMoreman that shc had ordcrcd her One hundred Acres of Land 
pass^re^ad* "^ which had bceu surveyed and the Plat thereof returned 
but no Grant had passed for the Same Therefore pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the lapse of time she might be 
permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
and Land and that the Surveyor 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 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— 



32 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Christopher Dawson setting forth 
chris.°'Dawson that he had ordered him a Tract of Land containing two 
PMs rMd ^ ° hundred Acres And also a Tract of one hundred Acres 
both which have been surveyed and the Plats thereof 
returned but no Grants had passed for the Same There- 
fore 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 Surveyor General might be 
ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that 
purpose — 



and 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (AgreeabJe to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth 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 Jesse Brasher setting forth that he 
Petition of had Ordered him some time Since two hundred and 

Jesse Brasher 

v&ss^T^ ^ ^^ty Acres of Land which had been surveyed and the 
Plat thereof returned but thro' Sickness and other un- 
avoidable Accidents he had not been able to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the Same That he was settled 
on the said Land and had made great Improvements 
thereon and had also regularly paid the Quit Rents and 
Taxes for the Same That the said Land had been lately 
been petitioned for and ordered to one Samuel Savery 
who he was informed was not Settled in the Province 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land in his own Name And that the 
Surveyor General might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof Accordingly And that the Order made to 
the said Savery might be revoked — 



and 



JANUARY, 1767. 33 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. ^^^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 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 Donelly setting forth that 
DoneUy fo/^^' ^" J""^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ Ordered him Five hundred and fifty 

G^ant to pass ^^^.^^ q£ j^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ g^^^^j^ ^jj^ ^^ jj^^j^ j^-^^^ ^^ 

Williams's 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 Surveyor General might be enabled and ordered 
to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that the Land 
might be surveyed in Order to his Obtaining his Majes- 
ty's Grant for the Same — 



and 



Granted. 



Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted And that the Surveyor General do issue a new 
Precept on the said Warrant as prayed for — 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Skillins setting forth 
E?iL\*'skimns that John Jagger deceased did by deed give unto her 
pass retd* *° by the Name of Elizabeth Wright Spinster two hundred 
and fifty Acres of Land at great Ogechee which was 
then-to-fore ordered William Wainwright and purchased 
by the said John Jagger but his Majesty's Grant for the 
said Land had not passed Therefore praying that the 
Truth of the Premisses appearing she might be permitted 
to take out a Grant for the said Land in her own Name — 



and 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that she doth also register 

3 c r— vol 10 



34 , 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 — 

Petition of Read a Petition of James Carter (postponed the i"* 

foSAc*^*'' J^^y ^^^0 setting forth that he had been favoured with 

Purchs. read j^^d in Family Right and was desirous to Obtain an 

Additional Tract Therefore praying for on Purchase One 

hundred and fifty Acres on the north side of a Creek 

^^ called Rocky Comfort about six Miles below the lower 

trading Path for a Cowpen — 



Granted. 



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 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 Nelson (postponed 2^ Sep^ 
jTeVson^for 100 tcmbcr last) setting forth that he resided in the Province 
had had no Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One 
hundred Acres joining Land granted Jonathan Mulkey 
on the lower side of Jobber's Bottom — 



and 



Granted. 



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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



JANUARY, 1767. 35 

Read a Petition of Benjamin Horn setting forth that 

filnj^Hora for he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land and was 

cres rea ^ggjj-Q^g ^^^ Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 

two Children and a Negro Therefore praying for One 

hundred Acres in S' George's Parish about three Miles 

from Land Surveyed for John Rae — 



and 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed until 
the Petitioner attends — 



land 



Read a Petition of John Dunbar Thomas Young and 
Petition of John Simpson Administrators of Captain John Gray de- 
john^ray's^** ccascd Setting forth that the said Captain John Gray had 
ordered him Two Tracts of Land each containing five 
hundred Acres on the Alatamaha and departed this life 
before he had Obtained his Majesty's Grants for the 
said Land altho' they were prepared and ready for Sign- 
ing That the personal Estate of the said John Gray fall- 
ing short of discharging his debts they therefore Prayed 
that Grants for the said Land might be ordered to pass 
in the Name of the Administrators In Trust to sell and 
dispose of the Same for the Benefit of the said Estate — 



and 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed — 4 a *~}^fs O*^ 

Read a Petition of William Shirley setting forth that 
Petition of he was Settled in the Province had had two^ hundred and 

Willm. Shirley 

for 150 Acres fifty Acrcs of Land ordcrcd him and was desirous to 

read -^ 

Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife and five 
Children Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty 
Acres on M^Bean's Swamp near the Old Chicasaw Ford 
^^^ to include a Small Improvement there made by one 
Kelly— 



Postponed- 



OrdErEd That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed — _j^ 



36 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Daniel Lot setting forth that he 
DankTLott for l^^tl had Land granted him. in family Right and was 
FurcWead desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase two hundred and fifty Acres on 
Great Ogechee between and to join if possible two Tracts 
there ordered David Cavenah — 



and 



Rejected, OrderEd That the Said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of George Johnson Turner setting 
Petition of G. forth that he had had Land granted him to the Number 

J. Turner for ^ 

Pur4??ead" ^^ ^^^ Family and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract Therefore praying for on Purchase One hundred 
and fifty Acres on the South side of Turtle River to join 
the three hundred Acres there before granted him — 



and 



Rejected. OrdEREd That the said Petition be rejected — 

Read a. Petition of Jesse Wiggins setting forth that 
Petition of he had had Land granted him in Family Right and was 

Jesse Wiggins jo 

^orHJO Acres dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase One hundred Acres on great Oge- 
chee to join or a little below Land ordered David Cave- 
nah — 



and 



Rejected. OrdErEd That the said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Burton setting forth that 
Petition of -Jo- he had had three hundred seventy five Acres g-ranted 

seph Burton "^ ° 

for 370 Acres him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 

read 

having a Wife eight Children and four Negroes There- 
fore praying for three hundred seventy five Acres on S^ 
and Mary's River two Miles back therefrom and about fifty 
Miles from the Mouth. 

Rejected. OrdEred That the Said Petition be rejected — 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 



37 



Read a Petition of Peter Randon Setting forth that 
Petition of Pe- some time Since he had ordered him three hundred 
ate!it^his°Land Acres of Land which had been surveyed and the Plat 
thereof returned but thro' Sickness and other unavoid- 
able Accidents he had not been able to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the same That he was settled on the 
said Land and had made great Improvements thereon 
and had also regularly paid the Quit Rents and Taxes 
for the Same That the said Land had been petitioned for 
and ordered to one Samuel Savery who- he was informed 
and was not settled in the Province Therefore praying that 
the Order made to the said Savery might be revoked 
and that notwithstanding the Lapse of time the Petitioner 
might be pennitted to' take out a Grant for the said Land 
in his own Name And that the Surveyor General might 
be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof accord- 
ingly— 



Rejected. 



OrdKREd That the said Petition be rejected — 



Read a Petition of Nathaniel Hawthorn Setting forth 
Petition of that somc time since he had ordered him ^^""^ 

thorn for Grant Acres of Land on S' Mary's River which had been Sur- 

to pass read 

veyed and the Plat thereof returned but nO' Grant had 
passed for the same 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 
Surveyor General be ordered to* prepare and certify a 
Plan thereof accordingly — 

Ordered That the said Petition be rejected the Land 
Rejected, prayed for being reserved for Public Use — 



Read a Petition of Doctor James Cuthbert Guardian 
Petition of of Miss Agnes Brvan settinsf forth that the said Miss 

Miss Bryan by & .? J3 

i>o^ Acres ^r°^d ^^y^" ^^^^ ^^ Inhabitant of the Province had nine Ne- 
groes therein and was desirous to Obtain Land on their 



38 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

behalf having had none yet granted her Therefore pray- 
ing for Five hundred Acres formerly petitioned for by 
Henry Myers — 



and 



Postponed. 

Petition of 
Will 
for 7 
read 

and 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed until 
the Creditors of the said Myers have Orders to attend — 

Read a Petition of William Donnam setting forth that 
J^^Ln^A**"*™ he was Settled in the Province had had one thousand 

for 750 Acres 

and fifty Acres of Land granted him. and was desirous 
to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife seven 
Children and twenty six Slaves Therefore praying for 
Seven hundred and fifty Acres near Land ordered Robert 
Nichols on the South Fork of Buffelo River — 

Postponed. Ordered That the said Petition be postponed until 
a more certain description of the Land be given in — 

Petition of Read a Petition of Palmer Golding setting forth that 

fo^r'aoo and 100 he had had ordered him Five hundred Acres of Land in 
Family Right and was desirous to Obtain an "^^'"^ Addi- 
tional Lands for Cultivation having a Wife three Chil- 
dren and twelve Negroes Therefore praying for three 
hundred Acres adjoining the Land he lived on Which 
Tract had been before ordered Sarah Golding his Mother 
who has resigned her Right therein to him and the 
and Taxes due thereon had been regularly paid ever since 
the Land was surveyed And also One hundred Acres 
adjoining the Said three hundred Acres which Tract 
was before ordered one Robert Carr the Plat whereof 
was laying in the Surveyor General's Office elapsed — 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

granted.*''^' doth take out a Grant for the One hundred Acres elapsed 

Land within Two Months from this date (Agreeable to 

an Order of Council in that Case lately made) and a 

Grant for the Other One hundred Acres within Seven 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 39 

Months from this date, and that he doth alsO' Register 
the said Grants within Six Months from the dates there- 
of that his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit 
Rents part of the Prayer of the said Petition is granted 
viz' the One hundred Acre Tract and One hundred Acres 
part of the three hundred Acre Tract ordered Sarah 
Golding his Mother — 

Read a Petition of John Golding setting forth that 
john**GoMing he had had nO' Land granted him in the Province and 
Acres'l^d' was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore 
praying for One hundred Acres in the Parish of Saint 
John being a Tract of Land heretofore ordered and Sur- 
veyed for Robert Carr the Plat whereof was laying in 
the Surveyor General's Office elapsed ever since 1757 
^^^ and also seventy Acres being part of three hundred 
Acres adjoining heretofore ordered and Surveyed for 
Sarah Golding his Mother — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^Sant^!' "^o^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 part of the 
Prayer of the said Petition, namely, two hundred Acres 
(being the Residue of his Mother Sarah Golding's Tract) 
is granted — 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants viz*^ 

Grants signed. To Robcrt Baillic 200 Acres in S' Andrew's Parish — 

Burgon Bord 100 Acres ) g, pj^.j. .^ ^^^.^^ 
Francis Parry 300 Acres ) ^ 



40 



Grants signed. 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

To George Calwell 400 Acres 

Andrew Darling- i ^ » 

^ i 500 Acres 

XT T / 1000 Acres )■ S' David's Parish 

Henry Laurens < . ' 

^ { 1000 Acres 

Winwood M'^Intosh Spinster 

500 Acres 



Henry Densler 350 Acres 1 ^^^ 
Benjamin Stirk 650 Acres / * 



Matthew's Paris. 



Dunbar Young & Simpson 1000 ^ 

Acres _ | 

James Habersham Esq'' 1400 )■ S* Mary's Parish 

Acres | 

WilHam Knox Esq'" 5CKD0 Acres j 



Thomas Moodie 500 Acres 
John Simpson Esq"" 600 Acres 

' 1200 Acres 



Jermyn Wright 

& 
Charles Wright Esq"" 



Parish 



Soo Acres o* , , , 
2000Acres } ^1^_^2' 
[600 Acres 

800 Acres 

650 Acres 
1000 Acres J 



William Elliott 100 Acres ) ^t t 1 , -r. ■ , 
Thomas Young 300 Acres \ ^ J°^^" ^ ^^"^^ 



Donald Frazer 100 Acres S' George's Parish 



George Galphin 200 Acres } S' Thomas's 

S"" Patrick Houstoun 300 Acres 3 Parish 



Catharine Mullryne 100 Acres Christ Church Parish 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 



41 



To Matthew Roche 99 Acres ^ 

<Jrant3 signed. • n, r.. 11 I ^ 5^ AcrCS | 

Levi Sheftall ^ ^^^ ^^^.^g i 

Mai7 Wife of Josiah Tatnell ' 

300 Acres 

WilHam WilHamson 35 Acres J 



Christ Church 
Parish 



James Mackay 500 Acres on the South side the Ala- 
tamaha 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 3'' February 
1767 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

' James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
Jonathan Bryan 
The Hon^'^ ] James Mackay 1^ Esq"" 

James Edw*^ Powell 
Clement Martin 
James Read 
John Graham 

Read a Petition of James Edward Powell setting forth 

Petition of Jas. that hc had had Land granted him in Family Right but 

So AcTefre'ad had twcnty Ncgrocs for whom he had Obtained no Land 

Therefore praying for One thousand Acres on great 

Ogechee River to include a Place called Bassetts Old 

Field— 



And 



Granted 



Resolvi-d That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 



42 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 — • 

- Read a Petition oi James Read Esq"" setting forth that 
Petition of somc time Since he had ordered him twelve hundred and 

James Read for 

460 Acres read f^£^y Acrcs of Land ou Coonocliee but Since the Survey 
made there appeared to be included within the said Lines 
four hundred and fifty Acres which had not a Single tree 
Standing on it and therefore quite unfit for the purpose 
intended That he was desirous to resign the Same and 
and Obtain other Land in Lieu thereof Therefore praying 
that in Lieu he might have granted him four hundred 
and fifty Acres tO' be extended on the back lines of his 
said Land or as near as may be found vacant — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (^q^j^ ^^y.^ 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded oi his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of the said James Read setting forth 
jam^s^Refdfor ^^^'^^ some Years ago he had ordered him a Wharff Lot 
G^nt to pass ^^^^(^1^^- ^\^q BlufT ou Bank of Savannah which had been 
surveyed and a Plan thereof was laying in the Surveyor 
General's Office but the time was elapsed in which a 
Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore praying 
j^pj that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might be per- 
mitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Lot 
and that the Surveyor General might be ordered to pre- 
pare and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose — 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 43 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^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 the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — • 

Read a Petition of William Simpson Esq"" setting forth 
wm*'stap8on that some time Since he had ordered him One thousand 
AcrisTei ^°" Acrcs of Pine Land on the North Branch of little Satilla 
River for the purpose of a Saw Mill which was found 
not to answer the purpose intended he therefore desired 
to resign the Same and Obtain other Land in lieu there- 
of That he was possessed of six more Negroes for whom 
and he had never Obtained any Land Therefore praying for 
twelve hundred Acres on the White Oak Branch on 
great Satilla and One hundred Acres on or near the same 
Branch for the conveniency of a Settlement — 

RES01.VED That on Condition only 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 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 the said William Simpson setting 
Petition of fQj-th that he had ordered him, One thousand Acres of 

Wm. biinpson 

p^s^reTd *° Land which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof re- 
turned into the Surveyor General's Office but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Sun^eyor General 



44 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 Edward Barnard Esq'" setting forth 
Edwd.°Barnard that hc had had Land granted him in Family Right but 

for 300 Acres 

read had yet Six Slaves for whom he had Obtained no Land 

Therefore praying for three hundred Acres at Butler's 

Creek to join Land granted Thomas Bassett and Benja- 

and min Williamson and Land before ordered him whereon 

he had a Saw Mill — 



Granted. 



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 Prov- 
ince <vithin Six Months from the Date 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 
Petition of Ph. he had had eight hundred and fifty three Acres of Land 

Delegal for 25 ^ ■' 

Acres read granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract having thirty five Persons in family Therefore 
praying for two Small Hammocks below an Island called 
and Green Island and known by the Name of Racoon Ham- 
mocks supposed to contain together twenty five Acres — 



Granted. 



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



FEBRUARY, 1767. 45 

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 the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Maxwell setting forth 
Thoa. Maxwell that he had had eleven hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

for 350 A-CTlGH 

read Ordered him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 

Tract having thirty Slaves Therefore praying for three 
hundred and fifty Acres on great Satilla River to join 
Land already ordered him — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (^q|-|-^ ^^j^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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Waters setting forth that 
Petition of he was dcsirous to improve a Lot in the Town of Au- 

Thos. Waters . 

for Lot inAu-g'usta Thcrcforc praying for Lot Number thirty twO' in 

gusta read ° ir j o j 

the said Town containing: an Acre — 



^b 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^q\\\ 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 Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted if vacant — 

Read a Petition of William Mackenzie setting forth 
Petition of that he had Obtained One thousand Acres of Land in 

Wm. Mackenzie 

^^|oo Acres family Right and was desirous to Obtain, an Additional 
Tract having thirty five Negroes Therefore praying for 
Five hundred Acres on little Satilla at a Place called 



46 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Half -Moon Bluff above Land granted his Son John Mac- 
and kenzie — 



Granted 



ResoIvVEd 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 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 Grayson (postponed the 4*'' 
Grayion for 500 November last) Setting forth that he had Settled a 
Plantation upon little Satilla having before Obtained a 
Grant of Land there from the Government of South 
Carolina and was desirous to Obtain a piece of Pine 
Barren having upwards of twenty Negroes in the Prov- 
ince Therefore praying for Five hundred Acres of Pine 
barren upon little Satilla aforesaid to adjoin the Land 
he had Settled the Land prayed for being for the con- 
veniency of erecting Buildings &'^ 



Acres read 



and 



Granted 



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 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 Lachlan Mackintosh setting forth 
M^ckui'tosh for ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ desirous to Obtain Land for the purpose of 
L^ndTea^d ^ Saw-MiU Therefore praying that he might have re- 
served for him for twelve Months One thousand Acres 
that is to say Five hundred Acres on the West side and 
and five hundred Acres on the East side Cat head Creek for 
the Use of ^he said Mill — 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 47 

Ordered That the said Land be reserved as prayed 

Granted. £_^j. 

Read a Petition of Mary Gilbert setting forth that her 

K' GiibLrt late husband Ephraim Gilbert had ordered him One thou- 

i"«L^.SS* *" sand Acres of Land on the River S* Mary's which Land 

was surveyed and the Plat thereof returned but no Grant 

had passed for the Same that she intended immediately 

to improve the Same for her Children by the said 

*""* Ephraim Gilbert Therefore praying that a Grant might 

pass to her in Trust for the said Children — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. f^Q^]^ ^^]^q Qut 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 in Trust for her 
said Children — 

Read a Petition of Le Roy Hammond setting forth 
Petition of that he had had no Land granted him and was desirous 

LeRoyHamond _ °, . ,~,r-r /-^i -i i i 

Acref rld^ to Obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife Child and 
Seven Negroes Therefore praying for two hundred and 
fifty Acres about ten Miles above Augusta upon a Branch 
of Euchee Creek at a Place called Locust Hill and two 
hundred and fifty Acres about three Miles above Augusta 
to join the Lines of Land of one Kennedy and Red to 
include three Small Islands containing thirty one Acres 
part of which said last mentioned Lands was ordered to 
William Shields deceased and the Land elapsed — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. ^^^-^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this Date and tliat he doth also register 

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



and 



48 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 Benjamin Fox setting forth that 
Benjamin Fox hc had Ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

for 250 Acres , . , „ 

read but ou gomg to SuFV'ey it the Same was found not vacant 

Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof two hundred and 
fifty Acres to join Land of James Butler Sen'" on the 
north side Coonochee — 



and 



Granted. 



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 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 Josias Dickson setting forth that 
josias Dickson hc had had four hundred Acres of Land ordered him 

for 250 & 150 

Acres read and was dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife and ten Children Therefore praying for two hun- 
dred and fifty Acres to join the upper Line of Land be- 
and fore ordered him on great Ogechee And also One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres adjoining the Same on Purchase — 



Granted, 



Resolved That on Condition only 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 Nathaniel Miller William Coulson 
Nlth.'MinerAcj Abraham Lundy and Sarah Bevill Widow setting forth 

for 1000 Acres ^, ^ ^, . „ ° 

Purch. read that they were erecting a Saw Mill on the South side 



and 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 



49 



Briar Creek below the Mouth of the Beaver Dams for 
the purpose of cutting Lumber and were desirous to 
Obtain Land for that Use Therefore praying for on 
Purchase One thousand Acres of Pine Land below the 
Mouth of the Beaver Dams aforesaid to join One hun- 
dred Acres then-to-fore ordered the said Lundy — 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only 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 on their complying 
with the Order of Council respecting Lands granted on 
Purchase — 



Read a Petition of John Gasper Griner Setting forth 
Petition of J. that he had erected a Saw Mill on M^Daniel's Creek in 

G. Griner for _,, _. j t-> • i i • /^i • r 

S George s Parish and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
the Supply of Timber for the said Mill Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase one thousand Acres of Pine Land 
on M'^Daniel's Creek aforesaid to adjoin Lands there 
laid out for a Glebe — 



1000 Acrs, 
Purch. read 



and 



Granted- 



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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded oi his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted on his complying 
with the Order of Council respecting Lands granted on 
Purchase — i , 



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50 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Zachariah Fenn setting- forth that 

ziS?F*enn for he was desirous to Obtain Land for a Saw Mill which 

Purch.'^read he purposed erecting on M'^Daniel's Creek Therefore 

praying for the use of the said Mill one thousand Acres 

on Purchase on M^Daniel's Creek aforesaid to join his 

own Land and Land ordered Philip Alston — 



and 



Granted. 



RESOI.VED 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted on his complying with 
the Order of Council respecting Lands granted on Pur- 
chase — 

Read a Petition of the said Zachariah Fenn setting forth 
zachiTenn for that ^^'""^ had had two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
ordered him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract having a Wife two Children and Six Negroes 
Therefore praying for three hundred Acres lying above 
and to join One thousand Acres this Day ordered him — 



300 Acres read 



and 



Resolved 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 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 Lee setting forth that some 

^omM Leefor timc siucc he had ordered him Five hundred Acres of 

cresrea j^^j^^ which on going to survcy was found not vacant 

Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof four hundred and 

fifty Acres in the Parish of S* Philip which Tract was 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 61 

before ordered Frederic Resta the fiat whereof was in 
and the Secretary's Office elapsed — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ 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 Grant setting forth that he 

joSc^a^ntfor^^*^ ^^^" twcnty five Years in the Province and had Ob- 

2B0 Acres read Gained his Majcsty's Grant for two hundred Acres of 

Land on Cat head Creek That on a Resurvey he found 

there was a much greater Quantity within the Lines of 

the said Land than was ordered him That he had a Wife 

two Children and a Negro and was desirous to Obtain an 

^^^ Additional Tract Therefore praying for two hundred 

and fifty Acres to include the said Surplus Measure 

within his said Lines viz* One hundred Acres in family 

Right and One hundred and fifty Acres on Purchase — 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only 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 dates 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 McDonald setting forth 
Petition of that he had had Six hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

Wm. McDonald -' 

r^^^° ^'^^^^ ordered him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract having a Wife three Children and fifteen Negroes 
Therefore praying for three hundred and fifty Acres to 



52 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



join the Upper Line of Land ordered him on Savannah 
River — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^j^^i^ ^^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 Francis Stringer setting forth that 
StehSfor^ ^^ ""^'^^ about erecting a Saw Mill in this Province for 
Aw. Purch. ^j^g purpose of cutting Lumber and was desirous to Ob- 
tain Land for that Use Therefore praying for On Pur- 
chase nine hundred Acres of Pine Land at the Mouth 
and of a Branch called Stamp Branch — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq^}^ ^^j^g q,jI- ^ Grant for the said 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 his complying 
with the Order of Council respecting Lands granted on 
purchase — 

Read a Petition of Richard Scruggs setting forth that 
Petitionof }-,£ -^yag Settled in the Province had had no Land and 

Ricnd. Scruggs 

Acres'reLf'^" was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation having a 
Wife and five Children Therefore praying for two hun- 
dred Acres on a Branch of S' Mary's River about two 
Miles back therefrom and about fifty Miles from the 
and Mouth And also two hundred Acres between Lands of 
Samuel Hudson and Charles Hudson on Savannah 
River — 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 53 

Resolved That on Conditioii only that the Petitioner 
S'am;^!' doth take out a Grant for the said 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 Part 
of the prayer of the said Petition viz' two hundred Acres 
on Savannah River is granted — 

Read a Petition of the said Richard Scruggs setting 
Petition of forth that he had purchased of William Coulson one 

Richd. Scruggs ^ . . , 

for Grants to hundred Acres of Land on horse Creek which the said 

pass read 

Coulson had ordered him and the same was Surveyed 
and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor General's 
Office Therefore praying that the truth of the Premisses 
appearing he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
and Grant for the said Land in his own Name And that the 
Surveyor General might be ordered to prepare and cer- 
tify 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 seven 
IMonths 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 King setting forth that he 
Thos.^King for l^^d been five Years in the Province had had three hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land granted him and was de- 
sirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife five 
Children and five Negroes Therefore praying for two 
3nj hundred and fifty Acres on the north side the Alatamaha 
opposite Clap board Bluff joining Land laid out for the 
Widow M'^Culloch— 



64 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted. 



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 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 Murdoc M'Cloud setting forth that 
Petitionof he had two hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered him 

Murdoc Mc- •' 

Acres /^[d^" and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 
a Wife Child and two Negroes Therefore praying for 
fifty Acres to join his own Land at the Cane Swamp Six 
Miles from Darian — ■ 



and 



Granted. 



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 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 Sherwood Bug ^^'""^ setting forth that 
Petitionof 1^^ was scttlcd iu the Province had had no Land granted 
fOT'^o^Acre^^ him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having twelve Negroes Therefore praying for fifty Acres 
on Savannah River above the Mouth of Rocky Creek to 
join Land purchased by him of Edward Barnard Esq — 



read 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^loth take out a Grant for the said 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 — 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 55 

Read a Petition of William Taylor setting forth that 
wm*Tay*iorfor he was an Inhabitant of the Province had had no Land 
100 Acres read g-j-^j^j-g^ j^j^^ ^j^^ ^^^ desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife and seven Children Therefore 
praying for One hundred Acres on Rae's Creek to join 
the Upper Line of Red's Mill Tract — 



and 



Granted. 



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 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 Hatcher setting forth that 
Robt. Hatcher he was an Inhabitant of the Province had had no Land 

for 100 Acres 

read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land having a 

Wife five Children and four Negroes There/ore praying 

for One hundred Acres on Savannah River to join the 

and upper line of Land Surveyed for Thomas Red above 

Augusta — 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted 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 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 Holloway setting forth that 

HoUoway^r' ^""^ ^""^^ ^'^^^ ^^ Land granted him and was desirous to 

50 Acres read Qbtaiu Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for a fifty 

Acre Lot N° 21 in S' Paul's Parish lying near to the 

Town of Augusta joining Land of William Clark and 

and o J o 

Crooke and Jackson — 



66 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^j^^j^ ^^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 George Upton setting forth that 
Petition of he had had two hundred Acres of Land granted him and 

George Upton _ _ ^ 

fbr^iso Acres -^yj^g desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife and four Children Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres to include the lower Fork of Upton's 
and Creek above Augusta — 

ResoevEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 Gruber setting forth that he 

johJf'cruber ^^d Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land and was 

^150 Acres ^ggij-Q^g to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 

Child and a Negro Therefore praying for One hundred 

and fifty Acres on the South Side of Ogeechee about S'x 

Miles above the Mill upon Mill Creek — 



And 



Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^-^ ^^^^^ ^^^j. ^ Qraut for the said 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 — 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 57 

Read a Petition of Moses Miilkey setting forth that 

Mosel°Mumey ^"^^ ^^"^^ ^^^^ ^^^''^ Years in the Province from North Car- 

r^d^^ ^"""^^ ohna had had no Land granted him and was desirous to 

Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One 

hundred Acres on the North side Briar Creek about a 

and Mile from one Tanehill — 



Granted. 



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 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 Israel Raser setting forth that he 
Petition of was bred up in the Province had had no Land granted 

Israel Raser . . _, . . 

for 100 Acres him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

read 

Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on the South 
Side great Ogechee about three Miles from Land of 
and John Fieri — 

Resoeved 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 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 Howell setting forth that he 

Dt*^*d°H°oweii ^^^^ heen Six Years in the Province had had no Land 

r^d^'^ ^"^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land having a 

Wife and four Children Therefore praying for One hun- 

and dred and fifty Acres to join Lands of John Rae Andrew 

Lambert and John Howell Sen'" — 



58 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 George Harnage (postponed 3* 
oS^'narLge deccmber 1765) setting forth that he had been four 
r^"^'^*^'^^ Years in the Province had had One hundred Acres of 
Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain an addi- 
tional Tract having a Wife Child and two Negroes — 
Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in Hallifax 
^°^ district at the head and on the east side of a Creek there 
called lower Rocky Creek — 



Granted. 



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 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 Bumey setting forth that he 

john*°Bu?ney ^^^ hteu lYi thc Proviucc near two Years had had no 

read^^*' ''^"^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation having Six Persons in family Therefore 

praying for One hundred and fifty Acres about a Mile 

and above Land there laid out for a Township on Ogechee — • 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, cloth take out a Grant for the said 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 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 69 

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

Read a Petition of Thomas Sims setting forth that he 
Thomas sfms had been above a Year in the Province had had one hun- 
r^d^^ ^"^"^^^ dred Acres of Land granted him and was desirous to 
Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife and two Chil- 
dren Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres 
on the South Side Briar Creek between Land of Thomas 
Whitehead and John Mackay — 



and 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^q^j^ |-^j^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 OfBce 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 Lud Williams setting forth that 
Petition of he had been near two Years in the Province from Vir- 

Lud Williams 

r^d^^° ^'^^^^ ginia had had no Land granted him and was desirous to 
Obftain Land for Cultivation having a Negro Therefore 
praying for One hundred and fifty Acres between Savan- 
nah River and Land granted Christian Fullbright which 
and Tract was ordered George Cornell in May 1765 but no 
Survey thereof made — 

ResoevEd 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 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 — 



60 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of John Bledsoe setting forth that he 

B?edsoefo/io6had been eighteen Months in the Province from North 

Acres read CaroHna had had no Land granted him and was desirous 

to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for 

One hundred Acres on IVP Bean's Swamp between Land 

ordered George Galphin and William, Davis 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, (jotli take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and tliat 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 Williams setting forth that 

johVwiiHams he had had Land granted him to the Number of his 

Purch read Family and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 

Therefore praying for on Purchase One hundred Acres 

of pine Land in S' Matthew's Parish about a Mile from 

and Land he had purchased to join Land ordered William 

Townsend — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (]q|.}-^ ^^y.^ Q,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 James M'Daniel setting forth that 

McDank? for^" ^^^ ^^^^ '^^^" "'"^ Years in the Province from South Car- 
100 Acres read q}}^^ j-^^^j |^^^I j^^ Land granted him and was desirous to 

Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One 
hundred Acres to join Land of Roderic M'Intosh and 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 61 

Land heretofore of John Gray deceased on Sapalo 
*°* River — • 



Granted. 



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 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 Reason Whitehead setting forth 

wtitehV/ for that he had been near two Years in the Province had 

200 Acres read ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain 

Land for Cultivation having a Wife and two Children 

Therefore praying for two hundred Acres at a Place 

and called Merry hill about three Miles above the Line run 

for a Township^ — • 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 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 Campbell Lester setting forth that 
Petition of he had been about two Years in the Province had had 

CampL Lester . 

f^oo^"^^ no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtam Land 
for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
on the South side great Satilla to join Land ordered 
William Mackintosh — 



and 



Resolved 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 register 



62 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 ^^^"^ Paul Fulton Setting forth that he came into 
Paui^Fuitonfor the Provincc some years ago with his Father had had 
no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Lands 
for Cultivation having a Child and two Negroes There- 
fore praying for One hundred Acres in S*" Andrew's 
Parish between Land of William Clark and James Wood- 
land — 



100 Acres read 



and 



Resolved 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 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 Powell setting forth that 
Petition of he had ordered him. One hundred and fifty Acres of 

Willm. Powell •' 

for 150 acres Land at the Mouth of Horse Creek on the north Side 

read 

Ogechee but on going to Survey it the same was not 
found convenient and therefore he desired to resign it 
And prayed for in Lieu thereof One hundred and fifty 
and Acres to join Land already ordered him on the north 
side Ogechee aforesaid — 



Granted. 



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 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 — 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 63 

Read a Petition of James Westly setting forth that he 
J^^° wfatiey had had three hundred Acres of Land ordered him and 
for^wAcrea ^,^g desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife and three Negroes Therefore praying for fifty 
Acres in S'' Andrew's Parish joining One hundred Acres 
before ordered him And further praying that the fifty 
Acres petitioned for and the said One hundred Acres 
might be inchided in one Grant — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (Jq^-^ take out a Grant for the said 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 Adam Trieutlen setting forth 
A!**Tri^uttien" that he had purchased of John Dinkins two hundred 
to register Acrcs of Land in S* Matthews Parish for which his Maj- 

Grant read , ^ <i i- r •• i 

esty s Grant had passed but the tmie for registrmg the 
Same in the Register's Office was elapsed Therefore 
praying that he might Obtain an Order to the register 
and to enter the said Grant on Record in his Office notwith- 
standing the Lapse of time — 

Resolved That the prayer of the said petition is 
Granted, granted and that the register do receive and register the 
said Grant accordingly — 

Read a Petition of George Galphin setting forth that 
Glorge'ca^iphin hc had had ordered him fourteen hundred Acres of Land 
pass ^^T* *** 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 a Grant ought 
to have been taken out Therefore praying that notwith- 
*°** standing the Lapse of time he might be permitted to take 



64 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that tie 
Secretary might be ordered to prepare the same — 



Grante 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Twa 
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 Robert Baillie setting forth that 
Robt. Baillie he had ordered him Six hundred Acres of Land which 

for for Grant , - , , , i i /~ i- i ,-( 

to pass read had bccn survcycd and returned and a fiat for the Same 
passed by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed 
in which a Grant ought to have been taken out There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he 
and 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 — 

Resolved 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 — 



Petition of 



Read a Petition of William Jones Setting forth that 
wm. Jones for lie had Ordered him Five hundred Acres of Land which 

Grant to pass 

"■^^ had been surveyed and returned and a fiat passed by the 

Attorney General but the time was elapsed in which a 
Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore praying 
that notwitiistanding the Lapse of time he might be per- 



FEBRUARY, 1767. " 65 

mitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land 
and and that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the 
Same — • 

Resol,ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (jgth take OLit 3. 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 Abigail Minis setting forth that 
Abigail Minis shc had Ordered her five hundred Acres of Land which 

for Grant to 

pass read had been surveyed and returned and a fiat for the Same 
passed by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed 
in Which a Grant ought to have been taken out There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time She 
and 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. ^q^J^ ^^y.^ ^^^^ ^ Q^^^^^ ^^^ ^j^^ g^j^ j^^^^^^ withiu TwO 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) 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 John Dobbins setting forth that he 
john'°Dobbins had Ordered him two Tracts of Land in S' Paul's Parish 

for Grants to , . . i ,■.,/-/- * 

pass read the One coutammg two hundred and fifty Acres and the 
Other two hundred Acres both which Tracts have been 
surveyed and fiats for the Same passed by the Attorney 

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and 



«6 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

General but the time was elapsed in which Grants ought 
to have been taken out Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing 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 — 

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 doth 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 Jacob Lockerman setting forth that 

L^ke'^an'^for ^"^^ ^^^^ Ordered him four hundred Acres of Land on the 

^ntto pass g^y^j^ gj^g ^^^ Alatamaha which had been Surveyed and 

returned and a Fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney 

General but the time was elapsed in Which a Grant ought 

to have been taken out Therefore praying that notwith- 

and 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 — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli 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 Andrew Griner Setting forth that 
A^ewGrinerhe had Ordered him Two Tracts of Land the one con- 
BMsrSd^ taining Five hundred Acres and the Other two hundred 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 67 

Acres both which Tracts had been Surveyed and Fiats for 
the Same passed by the Attorney General but the time 
was elapsed in which Grants ought to have been taken 
out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
and 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 — 

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 doth 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 he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Philip Jacob Griner setting forth 
j^Griner°^fo^^' ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ *^"^ hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered 
Tead^ *° ^^^^ 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 a Grant ought to^ 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, ^oth 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 — 



and 



68 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of John Heard Setting forth that he 
John H^eard for had Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land which had 
read *° ^^^^ bccn Survcycd and returned and a fiat for the Same 
passed by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed 
in Which a Grant ought to have been taken out There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he 
and 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. ^q^.|-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 he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Isaac Ford Setting forth that he 
Petition of had Ordered him two Tracts of' Land of One hundred 
Grants topassAcrcs cach whicli had b,een Surveyed and fiats for the 

read 

Same passed by the Attorney General but the time was 
elapsed in Which Grants ought to have been taken out 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
and 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 — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, clotli take out Grauts 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 Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of t'le said Petition is granted — 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 



69 



Read a Petition of Jeremiah Helvenstine setting forth 

jere*H"rven- that he had ordered him four hundred Acres of Land 

topass°read^'' which had been Surveyed and returned and a fiat for the 

Same passed by the Attorney General but the time was 

elapsed in Which a Grant ought to have been taken out 

Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 

and 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 dotli 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 he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of ]\Iark Carr Escf setting forth that 
Mark cLrf for he had had ordered him four Tracts of Land containing 
reTd ^ five hundred Acres each And Also a Tract of twO' hun- 

dred and fifty Acres and one of fifty Acres which had 
been surveyed and Plans thereof returned into the Sur- 
veyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in which 
Grants ought to have been taken out Therefore praying 
• and that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might be per- 
mitted to take out his Majesty's Grants for the said Land 
And that the Surveyor General might be ordered to 
prepare and certify' Plans thereof accordingly — 

RESOEVEd 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 doth also Regis- 
ter the said Grants in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



his Majesty may not b,e defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Fahie setting forth that he 
Petition of had Ordered him a Town Lot in Savannah with the Gar- 

John Fahie for 

Grant to pass ^jen Lot and Farm Lot thereto appertaining which had 
been Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Sur- 
veyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in Which 
a Grant ought to 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 Lots 
and that the Surveyor General might be ordered to pre- 
pare and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose — 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Rod. Mackay 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Re^SOLVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Lots 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 Roderic Mackay setting forth that 
he had had five hundred Acres of Land ordered him 
which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 
elapsed in Which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General 
might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that purpose — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. (joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 



pass read 



and 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 71 

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 Stone setting forth that he 
Petition of had five hundred Acres of Land ordered him which had 
f'or'^Gran^to^ been Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the 
Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 
Which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General might be ordered 
to prepare and certify a plan thereof for that purpose— 

ResoIvVKd 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 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 b,e defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Owen O'Daniel Setting forth that 
Petition of he had ordered him One thousand Acres of Land on 
foT^Gran? to"' Purchasc which had been surveyed and a Plan returned 
pass read ^^^ ^^^^ ^.^^^ ^^^ clapsed in Which a Grant ought to 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 Sur- 
veyor General might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that purpose — 

RES01.VKD That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^jo^h take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 



and 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



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 Michael Stewart setting forth that 
mchrstewart ^c had one hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered him 
pass read ** which had bccn surveyed and a Plan returned into the 
Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore 
praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might 
be permitted to take out his Majest3^'s Grant for the said 
Land and that the Surveyor General might be ordered 
to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose — 



and 



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 l^.Ionths from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents tbe 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of John King setting forth that he 
Petition of had two hundred and fiftv Acres of Land ordered him 

John King for ■' 

read*'^*** ^^^ which had been surveyed and a Plan returned into the 
Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 
Which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a Plan thereof Accordingly — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



and 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 73 

doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 

Granted. . /^ i r r-y 

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 he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Peter Nephew setting forth that 

pltCT°Nephew l"*^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ hundred Acres of Land ordered him 

pass^eld* *° which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 

into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 

elapsed in Which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General 

might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 

for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^|q^j^ ^^y.^ ^^^^ ^ Grant foT the said Land within Two 
IMonths 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 Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date 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 Fryer Widow setting forth 

slrih^Fr^er ^^^^ ^^^^' ^^^sband John Fryer deceased had ordered him 

pass'^etd* *° ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ iiva^ One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

which had been surveyed and returned and a Fiat passed 

by the Attorney General but the time w^as elapsed in 

which a Grant ought to have been taken out that she had 

eight Children Therefore praying that his Majesty's 

^jj^ Grant for the said Land might pass in her Name the 

tjetter to enable her to bring up and educate her said 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted- 



Children And that the Surveyor General might be or- 
dered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that pur- 
pose — 

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 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 he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Amos Cuthril setting forth that he 
had had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which 
had been surveyed and a Plat thereof returned but the 
time was elapsed in which a Grant for the Same ought 
to have been taken out 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 Surveyor 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 he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Burton Setting forth that 
josS° Burton ^^e ^^d had Ordered him One thousand Acres of Land 
pass T^d ^° on Purchase 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 ought to have been 



Petition of 
Amos Cutril 
(sic) 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 



76 



and 



granted. 



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 Surveyor 
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 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 he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



and 



Read a Petition of James Westley setting forth that 
James Westley hc had Ordered him one hundred Acres of Land which 

for Grant to 

pass read had bccu survcycd and the Plat thereof returned into 
the Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed 
in Which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General might be 
ordered to prepare and certify a plan thereof for that 
purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (^q|-|-, |-^j^g q^^^ ^^ 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 Forsyth Setting forth that 

Petition of J s> 

wm Forsjrth \^q \^^^ Ordered him five hundred Acres of Land And 

tor (jrrants to 

pass read ^jgQ ^^^^^^ hundred Acres both which Tracts had been 



76 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Surveyed and Plans thereof returned and a Fiat for the 
five hundred Acres passed by the Attorney General but 
the time was elapsed in which Grants ought to have been 
taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
Lapse of time he might be permitted tO' take out his 
and Majesty's Grants for the said Land. And that the Secre- 
tary might be ordered to prepare the one and the Sur- 
veyor General to certify a Plan of the Other for that 
purpose — 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Two 
]\Ionths 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 Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date 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 Mackenzie setting forth 
Petition of D. that lic had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land 

Mackenzie for 

Grant to pass which had bccn Surveyed and the Plat thereof returned 

read _ ■^ 

into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 
elapsed in Which a Grant ought to have been taken out 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
and Grant for the said Land And that the Surveyor General 
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 sail Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 77 

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



Read a Petition of Lawrence Clark Setting forth that 
Lawr.'ciark for he had lately reserved for him, for Six Months (his 
read family not being- in the Province) three hundred and 

fifty Acres of Land That his Family was arrived con- 
sisting of a Wife a Child and two' Negroes Therefore 
and praying that his Majesty's Grant for the said Land so 
reserved might be ordered to pass in his Name — 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd 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 — 



fc)' 



Read a Petition of George Fox Setting forth that he 

Ge^lge'Vol for ^^^'^ Ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in S' Mary's 

Grant to pass Pj^j-jgi^ which had bceu Surveyed and a Plan returned 

intO' the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 

elapsed in Which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General 

might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 

for that purpose — 

ResoIvVEd 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 Coun- 
til 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 



78 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 Mary M'Cullough Widow Setting 
MccSioch^fOT forth that in the Month of November 1762 she had or- 
a new Precept dcred her in Trust for her six Children Jennet, Ehzabeth, 
Wilham Nathaniel, John, James, and Martha M'^Cul- 
lough. One hundred and fifty Acres of Land on the east 
side of Cat head Creek between Lands granted John 
Perkins and John Holmes but the Same had been run 
out of date Meerly thro' her having a great family to 
support and not possessed of Money Sufficient to pass 
and the Same thro' the proper Offices Therefore praying ^hat 
taking the Premisses into Consideration the board would 
be pleased to grant her a new Precept on her said War- 
rant And that the Surveyor General might be ordered to 
issue a new Precept on the said Warrant Accordingly — 



Granted. 



RESOIvVEd That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyor General do^ issue a new 
Precept on the said Warrant as prayed for — 



Read a Petition of Leonard Claiborne Jun'" Setting 
Petition of forth that he had ordered him in the Month of June last 
to resign War- scvcu huudrcd Acrcs of Land on Green Briar Creek 

rant read 

about five Miles from the Kioka's tO' begin at a White 
Oak there mark'd L. C. but on the Survey there ap- 
peared to be no more than three hundred Acres fit for 
Cultivation Therefore praying that he might resign his 
and said Warrant for Seven hundred Acres and have granted 
him three hundred Acres in the Same place and four 
hundred Acres on a Branch of the Uchee Creek about 
two Miles from Moses Dicas's Land on the Same Creek — 



Rejected. OrdEREd That the said Petition be rejected — 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 



79 



Read a Petition of George Mackintosh setting- forth 
wtecki'iftosh for that he was desirous to improve a Lot in the Town of 
icare^d ' Frcderica Therefore praying for a Lot in the north Di- 
vision of the said Town known by Number Six formerly 
the Property of Michael Wilson (including the fifty 
Acres thereto belonging) who had been long dead to 
and join a Lot of Captain Mackay's or otherwise that he 
might have the Lot Number one in the South Division 
formerly belonging to Doctor Hawkins — 



Granted* 



ResoIvVKd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take 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 Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof the Prayer of 
the said Petition is granted as to the mentioned Lot if 
vacant — 



Petition of 
John Poulson 
for 50 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of John Poulson setting forth that 
he had had three hundred Acres of Land ordered him 
and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 
six Negroes Therefore praying for fifty Acres at a Place 
called Anderson's Camp on the north side of the town of 
Frederica including the Old Barrack Lot or a Lot in the 
said town called John Mason's — 



Rejected. OrdE^rEd That the said Petition be rejected- 



Petition of 

James Mur- 
phey for 100 
Acres Purch. 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of James Murphey setting forth that 
he had had one hundred Acres of Land ordered him on 
the north side Buck head and was desirous to Obtain an 
Additional Tract Therefore praying for on Purchase One 
hundred Acres to join the One hundred Acres before 
ordered him — 



Rejected. 



Ordered That the said Petition be rejected — 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of 
Willm. Powell 
for 100 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of William Powell setting forth that 
he had had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land or- 
dered him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract having a Wife two Children and three Negroes 
Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on a Branch 
of S' Mary's River within eight Miles of Land this day 
petitioned for by Richard Scruggs — 



Rejected. OrderEd That the said Petition be rejected — ■ 



Petition of 
David Lewis 
for 150 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of David Lewis Setting forth that he 
had ordered him in the Month of June last three hun- 
dred Acres of Land in the fork of Spirit Creek about 
thirteen Miles below Augusta but on the Survey there 
appeared to be no more than one hundred and fifty Acres 
thereof fit for Cultivation Therefore praying that he 
might resign his said Warrant for three hundred Acres 
And have granted him One hundred and fifty Acres in 
the same Place 



Rejected. OrderEd That the said Petition be rejected — 



Whereas Alexander Wright on the fourth day of 
add^d^to 1° ^^ ^°^^"''^^^' ^7^5 ^^^*^ ^ Warrant ordered him for survey- 
dered ' Afc""' J^g Ouc thousaud Acrcs of Land on the South side Sa- 
tilla to adjoin Land now of John Graham Esq'' It is this 
day ordered on the Motion of his Excellency the Gov- 
ernor that one hundred Acres be added to the same Tract 
and be so surveyed Accordingly — 



Wright at Sa 
tilla 



His Excellency the Governour had also a Warrant 

dered^ohis ExI ou the Said day ordered him for Surveying five hundred 

Tiike ^ulntuy Acres ou the North side Satilla to adjoin Land ordered 

Wright. ^''''' one Brantford in South Carolina It is this day ordered 

on his Excellency's Motion that his Excellency be at 

Liberty to resign that Warrant and have one thousand 

Acres on the South Side the same River to join the Tract 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 81 

of One thousand Acres ordered Alexander Wright and 
that a Survey thereof be made accordingly — 

And Whereas his Excellency the Governour had on 

1000 Acres to 

be added to a the same day ordered him One thousand Acres on the 

like quantity . , _ 

his^Exc^eurthe ^^"^^^ ^^"^ Satilla to adjoiu Land ordered Charles West 

Governour. It is this day Ordered on his Excellency's Motion that 

one thousand Acres be added thereto and that the Survey 

be made Accordingly to be contained in one Plat all the 

Above Lands are on Family Right now in the Province — 

His Excellency laid before the Board an Address pre- 
SviSrwi^h ^^^^^^ to. him from the Commons House of Assembly 
an^KesT^^s^tt^^^" ^^^^^ that they having taken into Consideration 
hfrby^fhe**" that part of his Excellency's Speach at the Opening of 
As^embirre- the Scssiou rccommending a Lazaretto to be built for 
Powder Money, the rcccption of iufectcd Persons coming into this Prov- 
ince had agreed to purchase a convenient Spot of Land 
on Tybee Island and would proceed to build an House 
Suitable for the Purpose but the several other Expences 
of Government the present Inability of their Constitu- 
ents and the Scarcity of Money rendered them incapable 
of providing for the useful work by an Additional ^'''^ to 
the general Tax And further setting forth that being fully 
convinced his Excellency on all Occasions would assist 
the House in carrying into Execution every Measure 
productive of Advantage to the Province and being in- 
formed that there was in the Treasury a considerable 
Sum of Money arising by Virtue of the Act for raising a 
public Store of Gun Powder which they apprehended 
would be no Occasion to make Use of for some time 
agreeable to the directions of the said Act as there was 
a large Store of Powder in the Magazine and the Quan- 
tity daily increasing they therefore requested his Excel- 
lency to permit them to borrow from that Fund a Sum 
not exceeding three hundred Pounds for the above Pur- 
pose which the House would chearfujly repay when 

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82 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

thereunto required by his Excehency or the Commander 
in Chief for the time being — 

His Excellency also mentioned the Law of this Prov- 
ince for raising a public Store of Gun Powder agreeable 
to his Majesty's royal Instruction and desired they Avould 
take the said Law and Address into their Consideration 
give him their Oppinion and Advice thereon — 

And it appearing to this Board that there is at present 
The Board' ad- about One thousaud One hundred weight of Gun Powder 

vises his Ex- ^ 

StoXe"""" i" tl"'^ Magazine belonging to the Public and considering 
Loan requested ^j^^^ there will bc a coustant Supply coming in from the 
Shipping and that the purchasing an additional Quantity 
at present could answer no valuable End; that a large 
Quantity might be liable to Damage before it could be 
possibly expended: that the Loan proposed they were 
sensible would be of Advantage to the Public and that 
in Case of Emergency or when ever required the Sum 
Lent could be forwith ^"°^ repaid : The Board there- 
fore unanimously advised his Excellency to consent to the 
Loan requested Provided there be a Clause in the Bill 
to enable the public Treasurer to repay the said Sum 
whenever demanded by his Excellency or the Commander 
in chief for the time being out of whatever Money's 
might at that time be in the Treasury — 

Ordered That the Surveyor General have directions 

ofLan°di^"^^to cause to be reserved One hundred Acres of Land on 

fa'iJdSr"^ to Cumberland Island where Fort S* Andrew formerly 

pubficuses. Stood And also two hundred Acres on the Same Island 

where Fort William Stood for Public Uses — 

Ordered That Button Gwinnett Esq'' be inserted in 
?ett*apS)Tnted ^^^ Commission of the Peace one of his Majesty's Jus- 
?he Shefof tices for the Parishes of S* John and S' Andrew And 
It; And?ew8.^ that the Clerk of the Crown and Peace with whom the 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 



83 



said Commission is lodged do insert the said M"" Gwin- 
nett's Name therein Accordingly — 

His Excellency the Governour Signed the following 
Grants viz' 



Grants signed "^^ James Andcrson 150 Acres 
Nicholas Fisher 100 Acres 



}5oo Acres 
1^00 Acres • c>t /^ > 

1000 Acres P" |J:°'^^ ^ 
Isaac Linsey 100 Acres 
James Ogilby 100 Acres 
George Striegel 150 Acres 
Jacob Winfree 375 Acres 



James Bennett 200 Acres 
Ann Moodie for life &*= 

200 Acres 
John Oxlin 50 Acres 

T* J -D u- 1 2(x> Acres 

iownsend Robmson > . 

I 1 00^ Acres ^ 



in S* Matthew's 
Parish — 



Hugh Burns 750 Acres 
Peter Vandyke} 35° Acres 



Thomas Williams 450 Acres 
Charles West 500 Acres j 

John William & Jane Carney 
300 Acres 



1^ in S* Mary's Parish— 



^ 200 Acres 
• > I 



James Forrester V 1 50 Acres 
j 500 Acres 
George Mackintosh 150 Acres ^ 



in S* Patrick's 
Parish 



Arthur Carney 500 Acres on the South Side the 
Alatamaha — 



Richard Fox 100 Acres Christ Church Parish — 



84 



Crants signed. 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

100 Acres 



To John Germany 



S*^ Paul's Parish 



lOO Acres 
John Lastinger loo Acres in S* Philip's Parish- 



William Mackintosh 200 

Acres 
Lachlan Mackintosh 150 

Acres 

Roderic M'Leod | f ° f"' \ 
) 200 Acres j 

Lewis Mattier 200 Acres 



^s- 



Andrew's Parish — 



Joseph Williams 150 Acres /" S\David's Parish- 
Edward Way 100 Acres in S' John's Parish — 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 3^ March 1767. 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 

Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
Jonathan Bryan 
James Mackay 
The Hon*"^ ] James Edw^ Powell \ Esq' 
Grey Elliott 
Clement Martin 
Lewis Johvison 
James Read 

«vj Read a Petition of Jermyn Wright and Charles Wright 

c^*wrf hVfOT Esq"" setting forth that they had some time since Seven. 

450 Acres read thousaud scvcn hundred Acres of Land ordered them 

in Family Right but no more than Seven thousand two 

hundred and fifty Acres thereof had been laid out There- 



MARCH, 1767. 86 

fore praying that a remainder Part being four hundred 
and and fifty Acres might be granted them to adjoin their 
own Land on Crooked River and a Place called Cane's 
Old Field— 



Granted. 



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 

Read a Petition of Matthew Roche Setting forth that 
Mawlfew Roche ^6 had had six hundred and ninety nine Acres of Land 
for^55o Acres Q^-^gj-g,^ j^jj^ [^ family right and was desirous to Obtain 

an Additional Tract having a Wife Child and twenty one 
Negroes Therefore praying for five hundred and fifty 
Acres in S'' Matthew's Parish to adjoin Land he had 
purchased of John Tealr— 



and 



Resolved 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 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 Maxwell Setting forth 
fhos'°Maxweii ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ lately had two hundred Acres of Land or- 
rZr^ '^'^"'^^ dered him which having since been run by another Per- 
son he had resigned his right thereto Therefore praying 
that in Lieu thereof he might have granted him tw^o 
hundred Acres on the South Side of the Alatamaha to 
adjoin Land granted one Kennan in South Carolina — 



86 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

RESOIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out 3. 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 Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Archibald Bulloch Setting forth 
Archd.^Buiioch that he was settled in the Province had had no Land 
read*^^ "^"'^^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife a Child and Six Negroes There- 
fore praying for three hundred Acres Pine Land on 
^^^ Skidoway Island lying between Lands granted John 
Davis John Kelsall and Inigo Jones — 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd 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 — 



Read a Petition of John Stevens Setting forth that 
Petition of somc time since he had ordered him One thousand Acres 

John Stevens 

reLi^^°° ^*^"^ ^^ Land which on going to Survey was found not vacant 
Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof One thousand 
Acres on great Ogechee River to include a Place called 
Bassett's old Field — 



and 



Resolved 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 register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said. Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may net be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 



MARCH, 1767. 



87 



said Petition is granted James Edw*^ Powell Esq"" to 
whom the same was ordered the last board having re- 



signed it — 



Petition of 
Wm. Gilbert 
for 500 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Eliz. Baillie 
Wid. for Town 
Lot &c. read 



and 



■Granted. 



Read a Petition of William Gilbert Setting forth that 
he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land and 
was desirous tO' Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife four Children and ten Negroes Therefore praying 
for five hundred Acres on the South Side great Satilla 
at a Place called the Roundabout where one Richard 
Hazzard formerly made an Improvement — 

Resolve;d 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Baillie Widow Setting 
forth that William Mackay deceased was at the time of 
his death possessed of a Town Lot in Savannah N° Nine 
in eyles Tything Heathcote Ward with a Garden Lot 
thereto and died considerably indebted to her late Hus- 
band for Board and Nursing and the expence of his 
Funeral were also' paid by him That the said Mackay left 
no other Effects wherewith to Satisfy his Creditors That 
his Majesty's Grant had not then passed for the said 
Lots Therefore praying that his Majesty's Grant for the 
said Lots might be ordered to pass in her Name or other- 
wise for the purpose of Selling the Same for payment of 
the Debts of the said William Mackay — 

ResoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Lots within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 



88 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Moodie Setting forth that 
Thos*'°Mo°odie hc was Settled in the Province and was desirous of im- 
read ^^" ° proving a Lot in the Town of Savannah Therefore pray- 
ing for Lot Number nine in the Second Tything Anson 
Ward— 

RhsoIvVEd That on Condition only 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 register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Andrew Elton Wells setting forth 
Petition of that he had had no Land granted him in the Province 

And- E. Wells ^ 

reaF*^ ^'^^^^ '^"'^^ ^^'^^ dcsirous to Obtain Land whereon to Settle hav- 
ing a Wife and two Negroes Therefore praying for two 
hundred and fifty Acres on the South Side the Alatamaha 
within Six Miles of Land of Thomas Maxwell's 



and 



Granted • 



and 



Granted 



RESOI.VED 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted the nearest vacant Land 
to the white Posts the South Side of the Alatamaha 

Read a Petition of Thomas Ouarterman Setting forth 
Petition of T. that lic had lieen twelve Years in the Province had never 

Quarterman 

for 100 acres Obtained any Land therein and was desirous of Lands 

read -' 

for Cultiva*:ion havingf a Wife three Children and seven- 



and 



Granted. 



MARCH, 1767. 89 

teen Negroes Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
tO' join a Tract of three hundred Acres granted his late 
Father deceased and to be run in a long Square — • 

RESOIvVEd 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 Maj- 
est)^ may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Daniel O'Sheals setting forth that 
Dini'°o'Sheai's ^"'^ ^^^ heeu a> Year in the Province from Virginia had 
read^^"^"^^ had no' Land granted him and was desirous tO' Obtain 
Land for Cultivation having a Wife five Children and 
two Negroes Therefore praying for three hundred Acres 
on Buck head to run on both Sides between Land or- 
dered Elizabeth Burney and Lands of John Sharp — 



and 



Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. q\qi\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 Francis Jenkins Setting forth that 
Petition of Fr. in Octobcr last he had ordered him two hundred and 

Jenkins for 400 . _ , 

Acres read fifty Acrcs of Land That before that tune Peter Wynne 
had Land ordered him at the Same place and when the 
said Wynne had Surveyed his Tract there was not Suffi- 
cient vacant Land left for the Petitioner That he had had 
only two hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted him 
and had ten Children and twelve Negroes Therefore 
praying for (in Lieu of the aforesaid two hundred and 



U' 



90 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Lydia Sharp 
for 400 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted. 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

fifty Acres) four hundred Acres between Land of Henry- 
Baker and Kendred Braswell on the north side great 
Ogechee — 

ResoIvVKd 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 to join either Baker or Braswell's 
Land — 

Read a Petition of Lydia Sharp Widow Setting forth 
that she had been in this Province twelve Months from 
Virginia had had no Land granted her and was desirous 
to Obtain Land for Cultivation having six Children and 
five Slaves in this Province Therefore praying for four 
hundred Acres in S'^ George's Parish to run on both 
sides buck head and tO' join the lower line of Land of 
John Sharp — 

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 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 defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Robert Kirkwood setting forth that 
K?rkw°o"od°*fo?" ^""^ ^^^^ Obtained four hundred Acres of Land in two 
400 Acres read Tracts but ou the Survcy thereof one tract appeared to 
be not vacant the other so inconvenient that it would be 
no way serviceable he therefore begged leave to resign 
the Same and Obtain Other Land in Lieu thereof And 
praying for, in Lieu as aforesaid, four hundred Acres 



MARCH, 1767. 91 

and to join Land ordered Richard Milledge at Tuckasee 
Kings Creek — 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



t>' 



Read a Petition of Peter Nephew setting forth that 
Peter Nephew adioininQf his Land was a Small Piece oi Pine Land very 

for 100 Acres . . 

Purch. read commodious for his use Therefore praying for on Pur- 
chase One hundred Acres of the said Pine Land lying 
on the South side of his Said Land on the North side 
Cat head Creek — 

Resoi^vEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, (jotli take out a Grant for the said 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 Solomon Scent Setting forth that 
leent^for he was bred up in the Province had had no Land granted 
him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
Therefore praying for One hundred Acres to join Land 
of George Hide about three Miles below Ebenezer on 
the black Swampi — 



Petition of Sol- 
omon 
100 Acres read 



and 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd 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 



150 Acres read 



and 



92 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 Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Morer Setting forth that he 
John Xrer for '^vQS bred up in the Province had had no Land granted 
him and was desirous to Obtain Land having a Wife 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres on the South 
side great Ogechee where Indian Johnny formerly cleared 
and made an Impro^^ement — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, floth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Ofhce of the said Province 
within six IMonths 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 Nicholas Cavenah setting forth 

Petition of . ^ 

^''^JJa.*^.^^^"*^ that he had had ordered him four hundred and fifty 

for 200 Acres -' 

read Acres of Land and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 

Tract having a Wife five Children and seven Negroes 

Therefore praying for two hundred Acres on the South 

and side great Ogechee where Indian Johnny formerly cleared 

and made an Improvement — 

Resolved 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 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 Francis Wynne setting forth that 
Petition of \^q \-y2^(\ \^^(\ three hundred Acres of Land ordered him and 

Frans. Wynne 

r^d*^ "'^"^^ was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 



and 



MARCH, 1767. 93 

Child and a Negro for whom he had Obtained no Land 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres to join the 
said three hundred Acres on Buck head in S^ George's 
Parish — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^SanteT ^^^^'^ ^^^^ o^^^ ^ 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 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 viz' One hundred 
Acres — 

Read a Petition of Christian Rotenburger setting forth 
Roteiblirler^' that he was possessed of Six Garden Lots in Ebenezer 
i^ts rl^d^" but no Plat of the said Lots was annexed to his Grant 
that the same adjoined Land of M'" Lemke and John 
Smith and Old Ebenezer Creek That there were some 
vacant Lots adjoining containing about fourteen Acres 
That he had had two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
granted and had a Wife and three Children Therefore 
praying for the said vacant Lots and that the Surveyor 
General might certify a plat of the other Six Garden 
Lots he was then possessed of with the vacant Lots 
prayed for — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out a Grant for the Lots 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 Jacob Myers setting forth that he 



and 



94 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Petition of ja- had ourchased four Garden Lots northward of the Town 

cob Myers for ^ 

^ad^^" ^°*^ of Ebenezer adjoining Land of M'" Lemke adjoining 
which were other vacan ^^'"^ Lots containng about eight 
Acres That he had had two hundred and thirty Acres of 
Land granted him and had a Wife and two Negroes 
Therefore praying for the said vacant Garden Lots con- 
taining about eight Acres as aforesaid — 



and 



Granted 



Ri:sol,ve;d That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Lots 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 the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Raddick setting forth that 
johnTaddick he had had Land granted him to the number of his family 

for 100 Acres 

Purch. read and was dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract There- 
fore praying for one hundred Acres on Purchase joining 
the north Line of his Land on Ogechee River — 



and 



Resolved 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 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 Rodolph Burghalter Setting forth 
BuSiti*/ f?r that he had been thirty Years in the Province had had 
400 Acres read ^^ i^and granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having a Wife and Six Children There- 
fore praying for four hundred Acres on the South side 
great Ogechee to join Land ordered John Raddick about 
a half a Mile from a Place called Eatton's Garden — 



MARCH, 1767. 95 

Re;soIvVe;d That on Condition only 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 One hundred Acres 
this day ordered John Raddick to be first run — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Johnson setting forth that 
Petition of Jo- he had been two Years in the Province had had no Land 

seph Johnson 

read °*^ '^*''^^^ granted him, and was desirous to Obtain Land having a 
wife Six Children and three Negroes Therefore 
praying for two- hundred Acres on the South Side great 
Ogechee about a Mile and half below Eatton's Garden 
to join Land granted one Raddick — 



and 



Resolved 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 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 not interfering 
with Land this day ordered Rudolph Burghalter — 

Read a Petition of Benjamin Johnson setting forth 
johnsonfof 150 that he had been a Year in the Province had had no 
Acres read ^^^d granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land hav- 
ing a Wife and three Children Therefore praying for 
and One hundred and fifty Acres about a Mile and half below 
Land this day ordered Joseph Johnson — 

Resolved 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 register 

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



56 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 to adjoin Land this 
day ordered Joseph Johnson — 

Read a Petition of James Oberry setting forth that 
oberrTfo/206 he had been two years in the Province from North Caro- 
Hna had had no Land granted him and was desirous to 
Obtain Land having a Wife and four Children There- 
fore praying for twO' hundred Acres on the South side 
great Ogechee to- adjoin Land this day ordered Benjamin 
Johnson — 



Acres read 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only 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 James Pearce Setting forth that 
pLrce forioo' hc had bccu a Year in the Province from South Carolina 

Acres read 

had had no Land granted him and was desirous to Ob^ 
tain Land for Cultivation having Six Negroes Therefore 
praying for One hundred Acres on Savannah River in 
Hallifax district tO' join Land of John Williams and 
John Ryan — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq^j^ ^^y.^ 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 — 



MARCH, 1767. 97 

Read a Petition of John Bradshaw Setting forth that 
Bradihaw for' lie was a resident in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land having 
a Wife and two Children Therefore praying for two 
hundred and fifty Acres on Snuff Box Branch in S' 
Andrew's Parish — 



250 Acres read 
and 



RESOIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^_|^^|.|^ ^.^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 Lott setting forth that he 
Daniel Lott for had had Land ordered him in Family Right and was 

100 Acres . ^ . 

Purch. read dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract havmg a large 
Stock of Cattle and Hogs and no' Range for them the 
Land round his Settlement being all taken up Therefore 
praying for on Purchase One hundred Acres adjoining 
Lands ordered David Cavenah — 



and^ 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (^|oth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 Ziegler Setting forth that 

cSegifrforhe had had One hundred Acres of Land ordered him 

150 Acres read ^^^^^ ^^^^^ dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 

a Wife and three Children Therefore praying for One 

hundred and fifty Acres near Ebenezer to join the Land 

before ordered him and Land of John Sheraus — 

7 c r— vol 10 



98 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq|.|^ ^.^j^^ q^^ ^ Grant foi" the said 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 Howell Sen"" setting forth that 

Petition of ^ o 

ior'io^A^Tes ^^^ ^"'^^^ ^^^^ Land granted him in family right and was 
purch. read jegij-ous to Obtain an Additional Tract There- 
fore praying for on Purchase one hundred Acres to ad- 
join Easterly on One hundred Acres before granted him 
in S*" Georg-e's Parish — 



and 



'fe' 



Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (-|q^-j^ |.^j^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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Pra3'er 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Gibbons setting forth that 
Gibbons for °' hc had ordered him One thousand Acres of Land and 

Grants to pass _, i j 

read also two huudrcd Acres which had been Surveyed and 

returned and Fiats passed by the Attorney General but 
the time was elapsed in which Grants ought to have been 
taken out 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 Secre- 
tary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 



and 



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- 



MARCH. 1767. 99 

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 John Barnard setting forth that 
john'^Baraard ^^^ ^''^^^ ordcrcd him three hundred Acres of Land which 
pass^ead* *° l^'^^d becu surveycd and returned and a Fiat for the Same 
passed by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed 
in which a Grant ought to 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 — 



and 



RESOIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out a grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (x\greeable 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 Isaac Atwood setting forth that he 
Petition of had ordered him five hundred Acres of Land which had 

Isaac Atwood 

pas3*read* *° hQen surveyed and returned and a Fiat for the Same 
passed by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed 
in Which a Grant ought to 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 that the Secretary might be ordered to 
prepare the Same — • 



and 



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- 



100 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of 
David Lewis 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



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 Lewis setting forth that he 
had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres 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 a Grant ought to 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 — 



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 Joseph Dunlap setting forth that 
Petition of Jos. he had ordered him One thousand Acres of Land for 

Dunlap for 

Grant to pass ^-^e Usc of a Saw Mill which had been Surveyed and re- 
turned and a Fiat for the same passed by the Attorney 
General but the lime was elapsed in which a Grant ought 
to have been taken out 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 
Secretary might be ordered tO' prepare the Same — 



and 



Granted 



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



MARCH, 1767. 101 

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 Andrew ArCurrie Setting forth 
And. McCurrie that he had ordered him one hundred Acres of Land 

for Grant to . 

pass read which had been surveyed and returned and a Fiat for 
the Same passed by the Attorney general but the time 
was elapsed in Which a Grant ought to 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 — 



and 



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 Frederic Resta setting forth that 

Petition of . , ^11, 1 • "^ 

Fred. Resta for ni August 176^ hc had Ordered hun four hundred and 

Grant to pass ^ ' ^ 

read fifty Acrcs of Land on the South side of little Ogechee 

but his Majesty's Grant was ordered not to pass for 
the Same until he with his family removed into and vSet- 
tled in the Province That in July last he came down and 
informed the Board that he had brought his family into 
the Province and did then pay the Surveyor General and 
Attorney General's Fees in Order for the Grant to pass 
That he with his family had continued to reside on the 
said Land and had cleared and improved upwards of 



102 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

twenty five Acres That at the Last Board the Said Tract 
of Land was petitioned for and ordered to Thomas Lee 
for Want of the said Resta's having perfected his Grant 
in due time which he had omitted entirely through Ignor- 
ance 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 tlie Secretary might be 
ordered tO' prepare the Same — 



and 



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 on his paying 
the Expence Thomas Lee has been at Concerning the 
Same — 



Read a Petition of Solomon Lott settinor forth that he 

Petition of Sol- i i a <• t i • ot 

omon Lott for had Ordered hmi One hundred Acres of Land m b 

Grant to pass 

read Gcorgc'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 a Grant ought to 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 Jq^}-j ^^j^g q,j|- 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 regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 



and 



MARCH, 1767. 103 

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

Read a Petition of Neal David Setting forth that he 
Neai David for had Ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which had 

Grant to pass , , _a. ^ , r-, 

read bccn Surveyed and returned and a l^iat for the Same 

passed by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed 
in which a Grant ought to 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 
and the said Land And that the Secretary might be ordered 
to prepare the Same 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, cjotli 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 Brown setting forth that 
Petition of he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which 
Gmnt toTass had bccu Survcycd and returned and a Fiat for the Same 
passed by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed 
in Which a Grant ought to 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 
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 



read 



and 



104 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Province within Six Months from the date 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 Springle Setting forth that 
chas'°springie ^^^ ^^d Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land which 
pasfread *° had bccu survcyed and returned and a Fiat for the same 
passed by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed 
in Which a Grant ought to 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 .pre- 
pare the Same — 



and 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Mouths 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 Goodall Setting forth that 
Kiirfo/^^' l""^ had ordered him two hundred and twenty Acres of 
G^anttopass ^^^^^ which had been surveyed, and returned and a Fiat 
passed by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed 
in Which a Grant ought to 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 — 



Granted- 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
dcth 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- 



and 



MARCH, 1767. 105 

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 Absolom Wells Setting forth that 
Petition of he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which 

Absolom Wells 

for Grant .to \^^(^ heeu Surveved and returned and a Fiat for the Same 

pass read -' 

passed by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed 
in Which a Grant ought to 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 
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 Richard Milledge Setting forth 
RSMmedge that he had ordered him Six hundred and fifty Acres of 
paL?^d*^ *" Land in family Right and three hundred and fifty Acres 
on Purchase which ha\'e been surveyed but thro' the 
Neglect of the Deputy Surveyor the Plans thereof were 
not returned in due time and the time was elapsed in 
which Grants ought to have been taken out 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 Surveyor General might be or- 
dered to prepare and certify Plans thereof Accordingly — 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



106 ' GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



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 doth 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 Joseph Wood Setting forth that 
seph Wood for hc had Ordered him One thousand Acres of Land And 

Grants to pass 

read also twO' hundred Acres both which Tracts had been 

surveyed and Plans thereof returned into the Surveyor 
General's Office but the time was elapsed in Which 
Grants ought to have been taken out Therefore praying 
that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might be per- 
mitted to take out his Majesty's Grants for the said Land 
and that the Surveyor General might be ordered to pre- 
pare and certify Plans thereof Accordingly — 



and 



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 doth 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 John Martin Setting forth that he 
john'*Martin had Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land to adjoin 
pass read othcr Land of his in S' Davids Parish which had been 
surveyed and returnerl into the Surveyor General's Office 
but the time was elapsed in Which a Grant for the Land 
ought to 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 One hundred 



MARCH, 1767. 



107 



and 



Granted. 



Acres and that the Surveyor General might be ordered 
to prepare and certify a Plan thereof Accordingly — 

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 — 



Petition of 
James Butler 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of James Butler Jun'' setting forth 
that he had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land 
which had been Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to^ 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 Surveyor General 
might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
accordingly — 

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 Thomas Flyming Setting forth that 
Petitionof he had ordered him Five hundred i\cres of Land vs-hich 

Thos. Flyming 

pass^eld* **" ^"i^d been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the 
Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore 



108 . GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 Surveyor General might be ordered 
to prepare and certify a Plan thereof accordingly — 



and 



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 regis- 
ter the said Grant in the register's Office of the said 
Provirice within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Pra3^er of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Joseph Clark Setting: forth that he 

Petition of Jo- J I b 

aeph Clark for had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S' 

Grant to pass 

read 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 ought to 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 Surveyor 
General might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 
thereof Accordingly — 

Resoeved 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 Benjamin Williamson setting forth 

Petition of B. , 111 1 1 1 • /-\ 1 1 1 \ 

Williamson for that hc had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 

Grant to pass 

read which had been surveved and the Plat thereof returned 



and 



MARCH, 1767. 10& 

into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken out 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
and Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyor General 
might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
Accordingly — 

Resolved 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 Catherine Gray Widow Setting 
Petition of forth that she had ordered her three hundred Acres of 

Catharine Gray 

for Grant to Land which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof re- 
pass read -^ 

turned into the Surveyor General's Office but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken 
out Therefore pi'aying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
time She might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyor General 
and might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
Accordingly — 

Resolved 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 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 — 



110 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of 
Wm. Downey 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Read a Petition of William Downey Setting forth that 
he had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land which 
had been surveyed and the Plan thereof returned into the 
Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General might he ordered to 
prepare and certify a Plan thereof accordingly — 



Re^soIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli take out 3. 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 Solomon Boykin Setting forth that 
Boykin for hc had Ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which 

Grant to pass , , , iiit-.ii r i ■ 

read had bccu survcvcd and the Plan thereof returned nito 

the Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed 
in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General might be 
ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof accord- 
ingly— 



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 



and 



MARCH, 1767. Ill 

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

Read a Petition of Wilham Green Setting- forth that 
wiiiiim Green he had Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land which 
pass read had bccn surveycd and a Plan thereof returned into the 
Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 
Which a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore 
praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might 
be pennitted 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 Accordingly — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, (-joth 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 registers Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date 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 Lambert Setting forth that 
And.*Lambert he had had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land 
pass read which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General 
might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
Accordingly — 



and 



Granted. 



ResoevEd 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 latey made) and that he doth also regis- 



112 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 Matthias Gray setting forth that 
Matthias*' Gray he had Ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
ass read which had been Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Sun^eyor General's Office but the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General 
might be ordered to- prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
accordingly 



and 



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 
Pro'vince within Six Months from the date 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 Tanner setting forth that he 
Tanner" ?o/"'*' bad Ordered him One hundred .and fifty Acres of Land 
reTd" " ^^^^ which had been surv^eyed and returned and a Fiat for 
the Same passed by the Attorney General but the time 
was elapsed in Which a Grant ought to have been taken 
out That he had had Land in family right and was desir- 
ous to Obtain an Additional Tract 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 And also that he might have granted him one hun- 
dred Acr-is on Purchase to join his said Land on the 



MARCH, 1767. 113 

and North West side of Rocky Creek in S* George's Parish 
and to be near or adjoining Land of Andrew Lambert — 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the One hundred and fifty 
Acres elapsed Land within Two- Months from this date 
(Agreeable to an order of Council in that Case lately 
made) and for the One hundred Acres on Purchase with- 
in 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 Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Fusil setting forth that he 
Petition of had ouc hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered him 

Thos. Fusil for , , _^. , 

Grant to pass wliich had been surveyed and returned and a Fiat passed 

read ^ ^ 

by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant ought to have been taken out That he had 
a Wife three Children and three Slaves and had had only 
One hundred and fifty Acres ordered him Therefore 
praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he mfght 
be permitted to take out a Grant for the said Land and 
that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same 
And also praying that he might have granted him two 
hundred Acres on the Beaver dam Creek in S*" George's 
Parish to join the lower line of the Land already ordered 
him^ — 



and 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the One hundred and fifty 
Acres elapsed Land within Two Months from this date 
(Agreeable to an order of Council in that Case lately 
made) and for the other two hundred Acres within 
Seven Months from this date and that he doth also regis- 
ter the said Grants in the register's Ofiice of the said 
Province within Six Months from the dates thereof that 

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114 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



&c. read 



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

Read a Petition of John Penny setting forth that he 
Petition of had one hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered him 
G^St^to^pSs which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken out 
That he had a Wife and Child and had had no other 
Land granted him 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- 
veyor General might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
Plan thereof accordingly And Also that he might have 
granted him One hundred Acres on Purchase on the 
North side Briar Creek to join the Upper Line of Land 
of James Gray 

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 
part of the prayer 'of the said Petition is granted viz* 
the elapsed One hundred and fifty Acres — 

Read a Petition of Richard Wylly setting forth that 
Petition of he had ordered him in August last five hundred Acres of 

Richd. Wylly * 

*<"■» new' pre- Land the Warrant for surveying whereof was expired 
in its Term and the Land not laid out Therefore praying 
that the Surveyor General might be enabled and ordered 
to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that a Plat 
of the said Land might be returned in Order to his Ob- 
taining his Majesty's Grant for the same — 



and 



Granted, 



Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 



MARCH, 1767. 



116 



Granted granted And that the Surveyor General do issue a new 
Precept on the said Warrant as prayed for — 



Petition of 
Willm Odam 
for 200 acres 
read 



and 



Postponed. 



Read a Petition of WilHam Odam setting forth that 
he had had one hundred Acres of Land ordered him and 
was desirous tO' Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife two Children and five Negroes Therefore praying 
for two hundred Acres on the South side of Ogechee 
about two Miles below Land this day ordered Benjamin 
Johnson — 

Ordered That the said Petition be postponed until 
he produces a Certificate of his Character — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Castelaw Setting forth 
Thos.'casteiaw ^^^^ ^6 was then an Inhabitant of the Province of South 
fori5o Acres Carolina and being willing to Settle in this Province was 
desirous to Obtain Land for that purpose having a Wife 
ten Children and a NegrO' Therefore praying for one 
hundred and fifty Acres on the South Side of a Branch 
of Briar Creek about eight Miles from Land ordered 
George Walker 



and 



Rejected. OrderEd That the said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of Abraham Lamb setting forth that 
Petition of he had had twO' hundred Acres ordered him and was de- 

Abram. Lamb . ^-.1 • • • /-ta 

for 100 Acres sirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having- a Wife and 



read 



and 



Six Children Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
between Land of Edward Barnard Esq"" and Land of 
James Ogleby in S'' George's Parish on Boggy Gut — 

Rejected. OrdErEd That the said Petition be rejected — 



Petition of 
Han. Sheftall 
for 200 Acres 
read 



Read a Petition of Hannah Sheftal Widow Setting 
forth that she had some time since ordered her One hun- 
dred Acres of Land in family Right which was after- 
wards found not to be vacant That she was possessed in 
her own Right of three Negroes for which she had Ob- 
tained no Land Therefore praying for two hundred Acres 



and 



116 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

in the Parish of S' Andrew which Tract was then-to-fore 
ordered Joseph Gibbons but the time was elapsed in 
which his Majesty's Grant ought to have been taken 
out — 

Ordered That the said Petition be rejected the same 
^"'^'^ ■ being this day re-ordered the said M'" Gibbons on his 
Application for that purpose 

Lamb's 200 l^^i^ib "^ Ou a Cavcat entred by Abraham Lamb against 
veyerbe/orr ^g* > Abraham Odam's Obtaining a Grant for three 
Acrel''^^" Odam ) hundred Acres in S' George's Parish here- 
tofore ordered the Said Odam the said Lamb having had 
two hundred Acres ordered him at the Same place the 
Matter came on this day to be heard And the Board was 
pleased to Order that Lamb's two- hundred Acres be sur- 
veyed and laid out previous to the three hundred Acres 
ordered the said Odam And that the Surveyor General 
do direct the Same Accordingly — 

Ordered That his Majesty's Grant for a fifty Acre 
Ac^esTnAugi'^Lot in Augusta N° 28 heretofore ordered John Clark do 
Webster!* "' pass to and in the Name of William Webster to whom 
the said Clark has resigned his Right therein — 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants viz* 

Grants signed. '^^ Fraucis Arthur 140 Acres S' Matthews Parish — 
Jesse Brasher 250 Acres 
Hugh Kennedy 117^ Acres 
William Mills 250 Acres 
Claudia Mullryne 500 Acres 
Abraham Odam Sen'" 1 50 Acres 
Hannah Polhill Widow 11 50 

Acres 
James Stewart Esq"" 2000 Acres 
John Adam Treutlen 50 Acres 
Josiah Tatnell 500 Acres 
William YoungJ 350 Acres 
i 1 50 Acres 



S* Matthew's Parish 



MARCH, 1767. 



117 



Grants signed. 



r 300 Acres 
To Elizabeth Butler \\'idow ^^ 'HlH 

400 Acres 
Eward Barnard 500 Acres 
Israel Bird — 150 Acres 
Thomas Davis 100 Acres 
Thomas Goldsmith 300 Acres 
William Martin Johnson 700 Acres 
Joseph Ironmonger 100 Acres 
John Adam Treutlen 300 Acres 



S' Philip's 
Parish — 



Edward Barnard 500 Acres ] 
John McLean 500 Acres I 

Thomas Maxwell \ 5^ -^J^^^ \ 

William, Simpson Esq'" looo Acres] 



S' Thomas's 
Parish — 



Elizabeth Burney & Son 300 

Acres 

William Bland 100 Acres 

Sylvanus Bird 100 Acres 

Nathan Cherry 200 Acres 

Daniel Douglass 150 Acres 

David Emanuel Jun"" 100 Acres 

James Fletcher 100 Acres 

George Galphin 1400 Acres [ S' George's Parish 

James Howell 100 Acres 

^. ^ . J ICM3 Acres 

Thomas Lewis ^ ^^^ ^^^^^ 

Roger Lawson 200 Acres 
John McLean 500 Acres 
Isaac Perry 100 Acres 
James Roberts 82 Acres 
Thomas Sims 100 Acres 



Gideon Dowse 500 Acres 
Andrew Johnson 450 Acres 
William M'^Intosh 100 Acres 



S' David's Parish— 



118 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Grants Binned. I'o J ^htl DobbinS | ^^^ ^^H 

James Jackson Rob* ] 

Crooke and Alex'" |8ooAcres|-S' Paul's Parish 

Mackintosh J 

Francis Macarton & Martin 

Campbell Lot in Augusta 



George Delegal 300 Acres in Christ Church Parish- 
John Davis 400 Acres ) ,^ ^^^.^^ 
Thomas Perkins 200 Acres [ -^ 

Grey Elliott and John Gor-1 

don 250 Acres 
Samuel Lewis 100 Acres \ S' Andrew's Parish — 
Isaac Lewis 100 Acres 
Joseph Lewis 100 Acres 



John Lightenstone 200 ] 

Acres 
Roderic Mackay 500 Acres^ 



S' Andrew's Parish — 



Robert Fanshaw Esq"" 1000 Acresl 

George Fox 200 Acres VS* Mary's Parish 

William Jones 500 Acres J 

Jacob Lockerman 400 Acres South side of the Ala- 
tamaha — > 



George Johnson Turner 300 Acres S' Patrick's Par- 
ish — 



MARCH, 1767. 



119 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Friday the 27''' March 1767. 

Present 



His Excellency James Wright Esq'' 



The Hon^'^ 



James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
James Edw*^ PoAvell 
Clement Martin 
Lewis Johnson 
James Read 



Esq' 



Ordered On the Application of the Rev*^ John Alex- 
'^T^c^ ^^^ ander Missionary for the Parish of S* John in this Prov- 
to be paid Mr. iucc that twclvc Pouuds ten Shillings Sterling be paid 

Alexander Mis- . , ^^ 

sionary of St. hmi bv the Trcasurcr for half a Years Salary commenc- 

John's Parish ' "^ 

salary **'*^^'"^^ '"§^ ^^^^ ninth day of September last agreeable to an Act 
of the general Assembly intituled an Act for Stamping 
imprinting issuing and making current the Sum of Seven 
thousand four hundred and ten pounds Sterling in paper 
Bills of Credit which said Act provides the annual Sum 
of twenty five Pounds Sterling to be paid for the Main- 
tenance and convenient Support of a Minister for that 
Parish — ■ 



120 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the f^ day of April 
1767— 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Jonathan Bryan 
The Hon''''' \ James Edw' Powell \ Esq' 
Lewis Johnson 
James Read 
John Graham 

Read a Petition of James Edward Pow^ell Esq'' setting 

Petition of J. forth that Some time Since he had ordered him One 

2000 Acres read tliousaud Acres of Land on Ogechee River which he had 

Since resigned to Lieu* John Stevens and was desirous 

to Obtain Land in Lieu thereof Therefore praying for 

in Lieu as aforesaid One thousand Acres on great Satilla 

River about a Mile above Land granted Robert Fanshaw 

»"d E^sq'' And also One thousand Acres on Purchase of Marsh 

Opposite thereto — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, jgth 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 on his complying 
with the Order of Council in respect of the One thousand 
Acres granted On purchase — ■ 

Read a Petition of John Milledge Esq'' Setting forth 
Petition of Jno that he had lately purchased of one Frederic Myers Some 

Milledge for 130 -' ^ •' ^ 

Acres read Haiiimocks in Warsaw River contiguous to which were 



and 



Granted. 



APRIL, 1767. 121 

Some Hammocks and Marsh very convenient for him 
which had never been granted to any Person That he 
had had Land granted him in Family Right but had 
several Negroes for whom he had never Obtained any 
Land Therefore praying for the said vacant Hammocks 
and Marsh lying contiguous to his said purchased Lands 
Supposed to contain about One hundred and thirty 
Acres — 

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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Butler Widow Setting 

EUz.^Butter for forth that she was possessed of a number of Negroes 

500 cres rea ^^^ ^hom She had Obtained no Land Therefore praying 

and for five hundred Acres at Coonochee joining Land there 

before granted her — 

ResoIvVEd 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 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is grranted — 



&' 



Read a Petition of Thomas Vincent Esq"" setting forth 
Petition of that he had twenty Negroes in the Province for whom 

Thos. Vincent ^, . ,- • ^ t , /-tm r • n 

for 1000 Acres he had ucvcr Obtam ^'"'-' any Land Therefore praying tor 
One thousand Acres on the north Side great Ogechee 
about two Miles above the Mouth of little Ogechee to 
adjoin four hundred Acres surveyed for John Adam 



122 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

and Trieutlen on either Line that might be found conven- 
ient — 

Resolvkd 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Mullryne Setting forth that 

Petition of Jno- ii--t->'Mt->'i 

Mullryne for hc had thcu-to-forc Land granted him m Family Right 
but was possessed of many Negroes for whom he had 
Obtained no- Land Therefore praying for two hundred 
Acres at a place called the Beaver Dams which said 
Tract was then-to-fore ordered for John Conyers and 
the Plat whereof was remaining in the Surveyor Gen- 
'eral's Office elapsed in respect of the Time in which a 
Grant for the Same ought to have been taken out — 



200 Acres read 



and 



*fc>' 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^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 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 Theodore Rossell Escf set- 

Petition of Jno. -1-11111 i,- -vt -1 

T. Rossell for tiiig torth that he had upwards of twenty Negroes in the 

600 Acres read ° . ^ J b 

Province for whom he had Obtained no Land Therefore 
praying for Five hundred Acres Pine Land on the South 
Side of the Alatamaha bounding Easterly on Land laid 
out for a College and Southerly on a River called Mac- 
kay's River — 



and 



APRIL, 1767. 123 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^q-^i-^ ^akc out R Grant for the said 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 Doctor James Cuthbert Guardian 
lines Vryan of Miss Agucs Bryan (postponed the 6'^^ January last) 
read "*^ Setting forth that the said Miss Bryan was an Inhabi- 
tant of the Province and had nine Negroes therein and 
was desirous to Obtain Land on their Behalf having had 
none granted her Therefore praying for Five hundred 
and fifty Acres on little Ogechee to include four hundred 
Acres formerly petitioned for tjy Henry Myers — 

ResoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ q^^^^ ^^^ ^j^^ g^jj J^^^^ withiu SCVCU 

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 defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

„ . . , Read a Petition of John Jones setting forth that he had 

Petition 01 1 1 1 T J i. 

20? Acr°es^rid bccu many Years in the Provnice has had no Land grant- 
ed him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having a Wife and Child Therefore praying for two hun- 
dred Acres of Land at a Place called Dickinson's Neck 
to adjoin Land of William Thomas Harris which said 
and Tract was some years since ordered to Joseph Piercy but 
no Grant had been taken out for the Same — 

RES01.VED 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 



124 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

said Grant in the Registers 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 Robert Bailhe Setting forth that he 
Petition of -^yas dcsirous to Obtain a Tract of pine Land for the con- 

Robt. Baillie _ ^ 

Purch'retd''^^ veniency of cutting Lumber Therefore praying for on 
Purchase one thousand Acres of Pine Land on the South 
^""^ Side Sapalo River to join Land of Burgon Bord and Land 
of one Bates — 

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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted on his complying with the Or- 
der of Council respecting Lands granted on Purchase — 

Read a Petition of Nicholas Horton setting forth that 
in December last he had ordered him Five hundred Acres 
fil*^5o6A^r^°of Land which on going to survey appeared not vacant 
Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof five hundred Acres 
on the South Side Briar Creek to join Lands ordered 
Johnson & Wylly and Land of William Colson and Sa- 
rah Bevill in S' George's Parish — 



Granted 



Petition of 
Nichs 
for 50 
read 

and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (^Q^h take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
jMonths 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 Samuel Elbert setting forth that he 



and 



APRIL, 1767. 125 

Petition of was bom in the Province and carried on Business therein 

Saml- Elbert 

^0^50 Acres and was desirous to Obtain Land having eight Negroes 
and no Land then granted him Therefore praying for four 
hundred and fifty Acres being two adjoining tracts of 
three hundred and One hundred and fifty Acres in S' Da- 
vids Parish then-to-fore ordered Mungo Graham deceased 
and for which no Grants had passed — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only 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 Lewis Turner setting forth that 
L^wis** Turner some time since he had ordered him Five hundred Acres 
read of Land ou Ogcchcc which afterwards appeared to be in 

the Indian Boundaries That he had a Wife five Children 
and eleven Negroes and only had one hundred and twenty 
nine Acres of Land granted him Therefore praying for in 
Lieu of the said Five hundred Acres, Five hundred Acres 
on the South Side great Satilla about a Mile and half 
above the upper trading House— 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (^Qtli take out a Grant for the said 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 m.ay not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted provided the Land be within 
the Boundaries of the province — 

Read a Petition of John Barrel setting forth that he 

John B^ei for had becu eighteen Months in the Province had had no 

Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Lands for 



126 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Ordered to be 

reserved 



Petition of 
John Barrel for 
40 Acres read 



and 



Granted 



Cultivation having a Wife two Children and one Negro 
Therefore praying for three hundred Acres on the north 
side of Turtle River to adjoin Land of Robert Savage — 

Ordered That the said Land be reserved for twelve 
Months — 

Read a Petition of the said John Barrel Setting forth 
that he had had no Land granted him and was desirous to 
Obtain Land having a Wife two Children and one Negro 
Therefore praying for forty Acres bounding North and 
North East on Land of Christopher Ring South and West 
on the Barony Line and East on Nicholas Haner. — 

Resol,vED 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 regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within six Months from the Date thereof the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Hannah Sheftall Widow setting 
Hin!^she°ftaii forth that at the last Board she did petition for an elapsed 
read ^^^^ Tract of Land containing two hundred Acres which had 
been then-to-fore ordered Joseph Gibbons which Petition 
was rejected as the said Gibbons at the Same Time pre- 
ferr'd a petition for the- Grant passing in his own Name 
That she was possessed of three Negroes and had Ob- 
tained no Land Therefore praying for One hundred and 
fifty Acres in Christ Church Parish which Tract was then- 
to-fore ordered and Surveyed for William Norman the 
Fiat whereof was laying in the Secretary's Office elapsed. 



and 



Granted- 



Resoi^vED That on Condition only 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 Majes- 



Acres read 



and 



APRIL, 1767. 127 

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

Petition of Read a Petition of Robert Hatcher setting forth that 

ftwKlolioo'&loo h^ ^''^d had only one hundred Acres of Land ordered him 
and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife five Children and four Negroes as before proved 
Therefore praying for One hundred Acres to join the 
Other One hundred Acres ordered him and also two 
hundred Acres to join Land of the Widow Cashell and 
two hundred Acres at a place called Bassett's Island 
lying on each side of a Tract of Land he had purchased 
of Edward Barnard — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^y.^ ^^^ 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of John Claicler Setting forth that he 

Petition of "^ 1 1 1 1 t 1 

John Claicler was latcW comc iuto tlic Proviucc had had no Land grant- 

for 100 Acres -^ . . 

read g^j hji-^ and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having a Wife and eleven Children Therefore praying 
*^^ for One hundred Acres on Kenyon's Creek about three 
Miles above Augusta joining Land of Thomas Red — 

RES01.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 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 Robert Graves setting forth that he 



128 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Petition of had been above two Years in the Province had had na 

Robert Graves 

for 100 Acres I^and granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife and three Children Therefore 
praying for One hundred Acres on little River about 
seven or eight Miles above the Mouth and to include sl 
Small Improvement whereon he lived — • 



and 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^^j^ ^^j^g ^^^^ ^ 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Petition of Read a Petition of James Graves setting forth that he 

for 200 Acres had becu about two Years in the Province had had no 
Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife and Child Therefore praying 
for two hundred Acres about eight Miles above the Mouth 
of Little River and lying on the said River. 

ResoIvVEd 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 — 

Read a Petition of Le Roy Hammond setting forth that 
LeRoy Hamond Wood Tuckcr and Jocl Thrccwits were arrived with their 
for a Reserve Families cousistiug of Wives children and Slaves from 
Persons fm. Virginia that they went before the Magistrates at Au- 
gusta and proved their Family Rights and Obtained Cer- 
tificates which Certificates the Petitioner inclosed in a. 
Letter lately to the Clerk of the Council but the same had 
not come to hand That he was well acquainted with the 



and 



Granted. 



Granted. 



APRIL, 1767. 129 

Parties and knew they had more family rights then ^^"'^ 
the Land they asked for amounted to, but could not then 
charge his Memory with the Particulars Therefore pray- 
ing that there might be reserved for the said Wood Tuck- 
er four hundred Acres on the Waters of Euchee Creek 
about twelve Miles above Augusta and three Miles dis- 
tant from a Brick House built by one Moses Dias, and 
three hundred Acres for the said Joel Threewits about 
tw^o Miles from the said Tucker's Land only till such time 
as Petitioner could hear of his Letter or the Parties could 
get new Certificates And that Warrants might issue in the 
mean Time (in Consideration of the great distance) to 
lay out and ascertain the Same — 

Ordered That the said Land be reserved as prayed 
for— 



and 



Read a Petition of Patrick O'Bryan Setting forth that 
rick1)T^rn*' ^le had had no Land granted him in the Province and was 
for^i5o Acres ^esirous to obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife 
Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres lying 
within five Miles of Augusta to join Land granted Thom- 
as Red — 

Resoeved 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 register the 
said Grant in the Registers Office of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — • 

Read a Petition of Moody Burt setting forth that he 
Petition of had ordered him Some time Since two hundred Acres of 

Moody Burt for 

200 Acres read Land m S' Paul's Parish which had been since ordered 

and 

to Other Persons and therefore resigned his Title thereto 
and desired to Obtain Other Land in Lieu thereof There- 
fore praying for (in Lieu as aforesaid) two hundred 

9 r— Tcl 10 



130 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Acres on Euchee Creek about twelve Miles above Augus- 
ta to begin just above Savage's Mill Path and to run up 
the Creek — 

Granted. RESOLVED That ou 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Peter Wynne Sen"" setting forth that 
Petition of somc tiine Since he had ordered him One hundred and 
fOT 200 Acres fifty Acres of Land on Purchase on the north side great 
Ogechee which according to the Survey made was of no 
manner of Service to him without including more Land 
Therefore praying that he might resign the said Warrant 
for one hundred and fifty Acres and Obtain on Purchase 
as aforesaid two hundred Acres at the Same Place — 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months fronii the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted on his complying 
with the Order of Council touching Lands granted on 
Purchase — 

Read a Petition of Daniel O'Sheals setting forth that 

Petition of he had had thi-ee hundred Acres of Land ordered him and 

for°26o AcreT ' was dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 

five Childi-en and two Negroes Therefore praying for two 

hundi'ed Acres to join Land formerly ordered Paul Har- 

*"•* oldson and puixhased by Petitioner of William Ti-ewin — 



and 



APRIL, 1767. 181 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^q^j^ ^^j^^ q^^ ^ Grant foF the said 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 fronr 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 Jonathan Mulkey setting forth that 
jonat. Mulkey he was desirous to Obtain some Pine Land for the our- 

for 1000 Acres . . ^ ^ 

Purch. read pose oi cuttmg Lumber Therefore praying for on Pur- 
chase One thousand Acres to join the head and upper 
*""* Lines of his own Land and to include One hundred Acres 
before ordered him and elapsed in S* George's Parish — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (Jq^^ take out a Grant for the said 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 his complying 
with the Order of Council touching Lands granted on 
Purchase — • 

Read a Petition of Isaac Perry setting forth that he had 
is^^fTe^ toi^^^ Land ordered him in Family right and was desirous 
^^*"^^ P^^^- to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore praying for 
Fifty Acres on Purchase on Savannah River between 
Land there already ordered him and Land of James Mul- 
key in S'' George's Parish — 



and 



Granted. 



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 Maj- 



132 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted to join his other Land — 

Read a Petition of Tames Bowey Setting- forth that he 

Petition of . ' J a 

James Bowey had Ordered hmi One hundred Acres of Land which on 

for 150 Acres 

read goiug to Survcy appeared not to be vacant That he was 

possessed of a Wife four Children and a Negro and was 
desirous to Obtain Lands for Cukivation Therefore pray- 
and ing for One hundred and fifty Acres on Lambert's big 
Creek at the Mouth of Merry hill Spring Branch about 
two Miles from Land ordered Reason Whitehead — 



Granted. 



Ri;soivVED 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 oi 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 provided the Same 
be not within some Reserves made in those Parts — 

Read a Petition of James Herron setting forth that he 
Herron"fOT''^2o6 had bccn Somc Years in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultiva- 
tion having a Wife and three Negroes Therefore praying 
for two hundred Acres in S' Paul's Parish on Kenyon'? 
Creek about two Miles above Red's old Mill — 



Acres read 



and 



RES0I.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 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 Barber Setting forth that he 



APRIL, 1767. 



133 



john"°Barber ^^^^ ^^^" many Ycars in the Province had had one hun- 
for^25o Acres ^red and eleven Acres of Land granted him and was de- 
sirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife three 
Children and two Negroes Therefore praying for two 
hundred and fifty Acres of Land at a Place called Dick- 
inson's Neck to adjoin Land this day ordered John 
Jones — • 



and 



Granted. 



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 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 ori'anted — 



Read a Petition of Darby Donnovan Setting forth that 
Efr.^'Donnovan he had bccu about a Year in the Province from South 
read '^'^^^ Carolina had had no Land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife and Six 
Children Therefore praying for One hundred Acres ad- 
joining Land of John Penny on Lullin Bluff in S' 
Georee's Parish — 



and 



Granted- 



Petition of 
Hall Hudson 
for 200 Acres 
read 



and 



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 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 Hall Hudson setting forth that he 
had been above a Year in the Province had had no Lands 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land having a 
Wife and Child Therefore praying for two hundred Acres 
in S*^ George's Parish to join Land ordered David Eman- 
uel and David Lewis. 



134 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only 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 George Wyche setting forth that he 
ol^lge^wyche^^*^ been about three Months in the Province had had 
r^/*^° ^^^^^ "c> Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having a Wife three Children and 
eleven Negroes Therefore praying for two hundred Acres 
and on the north side Buck Head between Land granted Fran- 
cis Wynne and Matthias Gray — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^lotli take out a Grant for the said 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 Swiger Setting forth that he 
George" siiger had had three hundred Acres of Land ordered him and 
r^d ^^^^ was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 
three Children and Six Negroes Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres to join his own Land and Land of 
John Fieri near Ebenezer — 

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. 



and 



Granted. 



APRIL, 1767. 135 

Read a Petition of Richard Bradley setting forth that 
Rfchd°"Bfadiey he had never any Land granted him in the Province and 
for|o6 Acres ^^^^ clcsirous to Obtain Land having a Wife and three Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for three hundred Acres on the 
north Point of great Satilla fronting the Ocean between 
Cumberland Island and Jekyl Island — 



and 



Granted, 



RKSOI.VED 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 — 

Read a Petition of John Parkinson Setting forth that 
larklnson for"" he had come from Ireland into this Province on a Publi- 
100 Acres read ^^^.^^^ ^^.^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ ^ Quantity of Land being reserved 

to be laid out in a Township for Families to be brought 
from thence Therefore praying for one hundred Acres 
of the said reserved Land at Ogechee upon the Waters of 
Lambert's big Creek — 



and 



RKSoIvVEd That on Condition only 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 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 he 
DavWHoLes had come over from Ireland into this Province on a Pub- 
for^iso Acres ^j^^^j^^^ ^^-^^ ^^^^1^ of ^ Quantity of Land being re- 

. served to be laid out in a Township for Families to be 
brought from thence That he was possessed of one Slave 
and had had no Land granted him Therefore praying for 



136 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

and One hundred and fifty Acres of the said reserved Land at 
Ogechee upon the Waters of Lambert's big Creek — 



Granted. 



RESOIvVEd 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 — 

Read a Petition of William Crossley setting forth that 
I^^"o.9'"°f^^^y he came with his Family from Ireland into this Province 

for 850 Acres _ _ _ -' 

read on a Publication being made of a Quantity of Land being 

reserved to be laid out into a Township for Families from 
thence That he had a family consisting of a Wife four 
Children and ten Slaves and had had no Land granted 
him Therefore praying for eight hundred and fifty Acres 
of the said reserved Land at Ogechee, and to be laid out 
for him upon the Waters of Lambert's big Creek — 



and 



Granted. 



ResoevEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date 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 Lewis Setting forth that 

Petittontof Ben. , ,., ,,^ . ,,-, . ,,,,-. 

Lewis for 100 he had been several \ ears ni the Provmce had had fifty 

Acres read _ -^ 

Acres of Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
an Additional Tract having two Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for one hundred Acres in S*^ George's Parish part of 
a Tract then-to-fore ordered Joanna Thomas deceased and 
and long since elapsed and tO' be that Part of the said Tract 
that adjoined the fifty Acres already granted him and 
Land of Daniel Douglass — 



APRIL, 1767. 



137 



Resolved That on Condition that the Petitioner doth 
Granted, ^.^j^^ ^^^^ ^ 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 John Anderson setting forth that he 
AndCTson^for"' was bom in the Province had had no Land granted him 
150 & 150 Acres ^^^^ ^^^^ dcsirous to Obtain Land having a Negro There- 
fore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres in Family 
Right and One hundred and fifty Acres on Purchase be- 
ing- a Tract of three hundred Acres then-to-fore ordered 
and surveyed for John Sharp the Plat whereof was lay- 
ing in the Surveyor General's Office elapsed — 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Wm. Shirley 
for 150 Acres 
read 



4tnd 



ResoevEd That on Condition only 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 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 
he was Settled in the Province had had two hundred and 
fifty Acres of Land ordered him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain an Additional Tract having a Wife and five Children 
as before proved Therefore praying for One hundred and 
fifty Acres on M'Bean's Swamp near the Old Chicasaw 
Ford being part of a Tract of Land ordered to William 
Davis in December last which order was superceded at 
this Board in January following on Account of Davis's 
bad Character, and had been applied for by Petitioner ever 
since July 1 766 — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



138 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



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 — 

Petition of Read a Petition of Thomas Kesee setting forth that he 

riSste^^Grant had Obtained his Majesty's Grant for two hundred Acres 
^^^ of Land but the Time was elapsed in which the Same 

ought to have been registred Therefore praying that not- 
^^^ w^ithstanding the Lapse of time the Register might be or- 
dered to enter the said Grant on Record in his Office — 

Granted. ResoIvVEd That the prayer of the said Petition is 

granted And that the Register of Grants do enter the said 
Grant on Record in his Office Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of William Jones setting forth that he 
wliiiam °jones had Ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres which had 
pass rl^d ° been surveyed and returned and a Fiat passed by the At- 
torney General but the time was elapsed in which a Grant 
ought to 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 be ordered to prepare the Same — 



and 



Granted. 



RksoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
jNIonths 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 Abraham Booth setting forth that he 



APRIL, 1767. 



139 



Petition of had ordered him one hundred Acres which had been sur- 

Abram Booth 

*ass reld* ^ veyed and returned and a Fiat passed l^y the Attorney 
general but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought 
to have been taken out 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 
Secretary might prepare the Same — 



and 



Granted. 



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 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 Morse setting forth that he had 
John ^Morse for ordered him a Lot in Augusta which was surveyed and 
read rctumcd and a Fiat passed by the Attorney general but 

the Time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Lot and that the Secretary 
might be ordered to prepare the Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli take out 3. Grant for the said Lot within Two ]\Ionths 
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 the prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jacob Hood Setting forth that he 
Petition of had ordered him a Lot in Augusta which had been sur- 

Jacob Hood for ° 

^^^*^ *° p^^^ veyed and returned and a Fiat passed by the Attorney 
general but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought 



and 



140 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

to have been taken out Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of time he might be permitted to take 
out his Majesty's Grant for the said Lot and that the Sec- 
retary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 



and 



Granted. 



Rksoi^ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Lot 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 the prayer of the said 
Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Stephen Heard Setting forth that he 
Stephen Heard ^^*^ ordcrcd him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
pass^^d* *° which had been surveyed and returned and a Fiat passed 
by the Attorney general but the time was elapsed in which 
a Grant ought to 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 — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^oth take out a Grant for the said Lot 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 Shirley setting forth that he 
Petition of had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

Wm. Shirley -' 

which had been surveyed and returned and a Fiat passed 
by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed in which 
a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore praying 
that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might be per- 



for Grant to 
pass read 



APRIL, 1767. 141 

and mittecl to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land 
and that the Secretary be ordered to prepare the Same — 



Granted 



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 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 Owen O'Daniel setting forth that he 

owen'o'Daniei had ordcrcd him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

pass^read* **^ which had bccu surveyed and returned and a Fiat for the 

Same passed by the Attorney general but the time was 

elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken out 

Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 

time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 

and Grant for the said Land and that the Secretary might be 

ordered to prepare the Same — 

ResoevED 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 of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of Elias Miller setting forth that he 
Ef.*^*'??„^* ^ had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which had 

Elias Miller for 

r^d * *° ^^^ been Surveyed and returned and a Fiat passed by the At- 
torney general but the time was elapsed in which a Grant 
ought to have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of time he might be permitted to 



142 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

•nd take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land And that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 



Granted. 



and 



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 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 Moore John Widow setting forth 

Moore John for that shc had Ordered her One hundred and fifty Acres of 

(sie) . , . . 

Grant to pass Land in S' Gcorgc's Parish which had been surveyed and 

read "^ ■' 

returned and a Fiat passed by the Attorney general but the 
time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been 
taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
Lapse of time she might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Secretary 
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 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 David O'Bryan setting forth that he 
DavV.°o'Bryan had Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land which had 
pass read been survcycd and returned and a Fiat passed by the At- 
torney General but the time was elapsed in which a Grant 
ought to have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of time he might be permitted to 



APRIL, 1767. 



143 



«nd take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that 
the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 



Granted. 



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 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 Boykin Setting forth that 
Edwd. Boykin he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in S' 

for Grant to 

pass read Georgc's Parish which had been surveyed and returned 
and a Fiat passed by the Attorney General but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken 
and 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 



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 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 O'Bryan setting forth that 
Petitionof he had ordered him four hundred Acres of Land in S' 

T\m O Bryan 

pass^^'d *° George's Parish which had been surveyed and returned 
and a Fiat passed by the Attorney general but the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken out 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 



144 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
John Barber 
for Grant to 
pass read 



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 
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 Barber Setting forth that he 
had had ordered him One hundred and eleven 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 a Grant ought to 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 
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 Mary Ann Delegal Widow Setting 
Petuionof M. forth that she had ordered her three hundred Acres of 

A. Delegal for 

Grant to pass Land in S' Matthcw's Parish which had been surveyed- 
and returned and a Fiat passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding. 



Granted. 



APRIL, 1767. 



146 



and 



Granted- 



the Lapse of time she 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.ve;d 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 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 — 

Petition of ^^^'^ ^ Petition of <^''=> Curtis Widow Setting forth 

(sic) Widow ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^e Husband Henry Curtis deceased had ordered 
£ss''r'^"d *° him Some pine Islands in Ogechee River which were 
Surveyed and returned and a Fiat passed by the Attorney 
General but his Majesty's Grant for the Same had not 
been taken out Therefore praying that she having a large 
Family to support 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 — 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
John Rae for 
Grants to pass 
read 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only 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 Alonths from the date 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 
ordered him One hundred Acres of Land And his Son 
had also ordered him. two hundred Acres of Land both 
which Tracts had been surveyed and Plans returned into 
the Surveyor General's Office but the Time was elapsed 
in which Grants ought to have been taken out Therefore 
praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time his Maj- 

10 c i-vjI lO 



146 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

^nj esty's Grants for the said Land might be ordered to pass 
And that the Surveyor General might prepare and certify 
Plans thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (-}q^}-, ^^y.^ q^^^ 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 tTie 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 Carlton setting forth that in 
Petitton of June last he had ordered him a Town Lot in Savannah 

Edwd. Carlton -^ ^-, ^ 

^ass^r^d* *° ^^'^^^^ ^^^^ Garden and Farm Lots thereto belonging a Cer- 
tificate whereof was laying in the Surveyor General's 
Office elapsed in respect to the Time in which a Grant for 
the Same ought to 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 
Lots and that the Surveyor General might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a Certificate thereof Accordingly — 



and 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Lots 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 INIajes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Richard Hazzard Jun"" setting forth 
Petition of that he had five hundred Acres of Land ordered him in 

Kichd Hazzard 

for Gran, to gi Johu's Parish which had been surveved and returned 

pass read '-'J 

into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken out 



and 



Granted. 



APRIL, 1767. 147 

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 Surveyor 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 Leonard Claiborne setting forth that 
cfaibome^for hc had Ordered him in June last one hundred and fifty 
r^dl ° ^^^° Acres on the Kioka Creek in S*' Paul's Parish which had 
been surveyed and returned into the Surveyor General's 
Office but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 
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 Sur- 
veyor General might be ordered to prepare and certify a 
Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



Petition of L, 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. Jq^j^ ^^j^g Q^t ^ 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. 

Read a Petition of William Mackenzie Setting forth 
Petition of ^hat his Son had ordered him Some Time Since One 

Wm. McKenzie 111 

'ass^eld* ^ thousand Acres of Land on Coonochee which had been 



148 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

surveyed and a Plan returned into the Surveyor General's 
Office but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 
have been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the Lapse of time his Majesty's Grant for the said 
and Land might be ordered to pass And that the Surveyor 
General might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 
thereof for that Purpose — 

Granted Rksolv^d That ou 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 Thomas Lewis Son of Evan Lewis 

Petition of 

Thos Lewis for deceased setting forth that his Father in his Life time had 

Grant to pass ° 

read ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land in S* 

George's Parish and died before a Grant was taken out 
altho' the Attorney General's Fiat had passed for the 
Same That the deceased by his last Will and Testament 
duly proved and recorded in the Secretary's Office did 
devise the said Tract of Land to the Petitioner Therefore 
praying that the Truth of the Premisses appearing his 
and Majesty's Grant for the said Tract might pass in his 
Name and that the Surveyor General be ordered to pre- 
pare and certify a plan thereof Accordingly — 



Granted 



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 — 



APRIL, 1767. 



149 



Petition of 
John Raddick 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of John Raddick Setting forth that he 
had then to fore had ordered him three hundred Acres of 
Land which had heen surveyed and a Plat thereof re- 
turned into the Surve3^or general's Office hut the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor 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 — 

Read a Petition of Frederic Odam Setting forth that he 
Fred, odam for had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which had 

Grant to pass 1 i~ii 

been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Sur- 
veyor general's Office but the time was elapsed in which 
a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General might be ordered to pre- 
pare and certify a plan thereof for that Purpose — 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out 3. 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 



and 



150 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of 
John Roberts 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of John Roberts Setting forth that he 
had ordered him three hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
which had been Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Surveyor general's Office but the Time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General 
might be ordered to prepare a Plan thereof for that Pur- 
pose — • 

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 — ■ 

Read a Petition of David Green setting forth that he 
vid Green for had had ordcrcd him two hundred Acres of Land which 

Grant to pass 

read had bccu Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned mto the 

Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General might be ordered to 
prepare a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



and 



Granted. 



RKSOI.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. 



APRIL, 1767. 151 

Read a Petition of Isaac Wimberly setting forth that 

wfmberiffJr ^G had had ordered him one hundred Acres of Land which 

Grant to pass j^^^j ^^^^^^ survcyed and a Plan thereof returned into the 

Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 

which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General might be ordered to 

prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

RksoIvVi-d 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 Francis Wynne setting forth that 
Petition of i-je i-,a(^ had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land 

Francis Wynne 

Stss^rlad*" which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General might be 
^'^^ ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that 
Puroose — ■ 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^q^\.^ ^^y.^ Qut 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 — 



152 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Thomas Graham Setting forth that 

Thomas Gra- he had had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of 

to pasTreld" Land which had been surveyed and a Plat thereof returned 

into the Surveyor general's Office but the time was elapsed 

in which a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore 

praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might 

and 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 
Granted. (^jo^h 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 Hans Hendrick Setting forth that 

HMs^Hendrick he had had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land 

pass read which had bccu surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into 

the Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed 

in which a Grant ought to 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 

and Land and that the Surveyor General might be ordered to 

prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



Granted. 



Resoeved 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 — 



APRIL, 1767. 153 

Read a Petition of David Calliham Setting forth that 
rlvd °camham yoT-^i" Petitioner preferred a Petition for One hundred 
pass read ° Acrcs of Land at Butler's Creek to be read on the first 
Tuesday in May last but there was no Council on that day 
— That the said Petition was read in June and postponed 
until a Certificate was produced of his Character, at the 
same Board Richard Womack petitioned for the same 
Piece of Land and had it ordered him That in July follow- 
ing your Petitioner Sent down a Satisfactory Certificate 
of his Character and the Same Land was ordered him 
not knowing it was the Land ordered Womack That the 
Deputy Surveyor, accordingly took out the Warrant and 
in Vertue thereof made the Survey for your Petitioner 
That some Months after James Anderson Deputy Sur- 
veyor, by Vertue of a Warrant made a Survey of the same 
Land for Womack altho' he was informed that the Land 
had been before surveyed for your Petitioner Therefore 
praying that in regard his was the first Application and 
^^^ the Survey was first made for him that his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land might be ordered to pass in his 
Name — • 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 Richard Womack setting forth that 
Rfchd? Womack he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
pass read whicli had bccu survcycd and a Plan thereof returned into 
the Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant ought to 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 



154 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

and Land and that the Surveyor General might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Rejected. OrderEd That the Said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of Luke Dean Setting forth that he had 
Luke D^ean for ^^^ Ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which had 
Grant to pass i^ggj^ Surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Sur- 
veyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in which 
a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General might be ordered to pre- 
pare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

ResoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq^j^ ^^j^g q^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two^ 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of the- 
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 Cade Setting forth that 
Robert Cade he had had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land in 

for Grant to i -i-> • i i • i i i i • tii 

pass read S Gcorgc s Parisli which had been surveyed and a Plat 
returned into the Surveyor general's Office but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken out 
Therefore pra} ing that notwithstanding the Lapse of time 
he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
and the said Land and that the Surveyor 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- 



and 



APRIL, 1767. 155 

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 Moses Linsey setting forth that he 
fef&fto'had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S' 
Grant to pass Q^^j-g^'g 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 ought to 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 Surveyor Gen- 
eral might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan there- 
of 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 James M'Henry setting forth that he 
Petition of Jas. had had ordered him five hundred Acres of Land on Pur- 
Grant to pass chase which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof re- 
turned into the Surveyor general's Office but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken 
out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
and Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyor general 
might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for 
that Purpose — 



and 



156 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

ResoIvVEd 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 John Wetherspoon Setting forth 

f etition of Jno i i i ,, ,.,.-,,, , • 

Wetherspoon that he had had One hundred Acres of Land ordered him 

for Grant to 

pass read which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into 
the Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed 
in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, jo^h 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 Thomas Brantley setting forth that 
Thos.'B'rantiey he had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres 
pass read of Land in S'^ Gcorgc'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 ought to 
have been taken out 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 
Surveyor General do prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
Accordingly — 



APRIL, 1767. 



157 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
d(jth 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 — 



Petition of 
Joel Walker 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Read a Petition of Joel Walker Setting forth that he 
had had ordered him four hundred Acres of Land which 
had been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the 
Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor 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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
JVIajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Wannell setting forth that in 
Petition of Jo- Julv Last he had Obtained a Warrant for laying out One 

seph Wannell -^ ■' r^f ^ . -r^ • 1 1 r« 

for a new War- hundred Acrcs of Land m S George s Parish the Survey 

rant read " 

whereof the Deputy Surveyor had neglected to return m 
due time Therefore praying that the Surveyor general 
might be enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on 
and his said Warrant that the Deputy might make a Return 
of the Surv^ey — 



158 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted. 



Petition of 
James Brown 
for 150 Acres 
Purch. read 



and 



Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyor General do issue a new 
Precept on his said Warrant Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of James Brown setting forth that he 
was lately come into the Province from the West Indies 
had had no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for on Purchase 
One hundred and fifty Acres being an Island in S* An- 
drew's Parish in the Inlet of Darian River which Island 
was heretofore ordered Christopher De Brahe and elapsed 
in the Surveyor general's Office — 



Postponed. Ordered That the said Petition be postponed — 



Petition of 
Shem Butler fl 
■for Grant to 
pass read 



Read a Petition of Shem Butler Setting forth that 
some time since he had had ordered him five hundred 
Acres of Land between Ogechee and Coonochee the War- 
rant for surveying whereof was expired in its Tenn and 
the Land not laid out Therefore praying that the Sur- 
veyor General might be enabled and ordered to issue a 
new Precept on his said Warrant that the Land 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 Surveyor General do issue a new Pre- 
cept on his said Warrant Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of John Wilson Setting forth that 
john'wiison Christian Reidelsperger late of the Parish of S' Matthew 
sper^r^sLand. dcceascd was posscssed at his death of Two hundred Acres 
of Land in the said Parish by Virtue of a Grant from his 
late Majesty, That in the Year 1760 the said Christian 
Reidelsperger died Intestate leaving a Widow and four 
Children which said Children are since also dead without 
Issue That your Petitioner married the Widow of the 
said Christian Reidelsperger and some time Since in her 



and 



Granted. 



APRIL, 1767. 



159 



right applied for Administration of the Effects of the said 
Christian Reidelsperger which was ordered to the Peti- 
tioner and his said Wife after dismissing a Caveat entred 
against such Administration being Obtained by one I. M. 
Greiner who pretended to be heir at Law to the deceased 
that the said Christian Reidelsperger being Illigitamate 
^^''■^ he was advised the Land granted him as aforesaid is 
thereby Escheated and reverted to the Crown and was 
liable to be regranted, That your Petitioner's Wife had 
paid a Considerable Sum of Money more than the personal 
Estate of the said deceased x\mounted to as well in pay- 
ment of his debts as for the Maintenance and Education 
of the Children and had also added Several Improvements 
on the said Land Therefore praying that his said Wife 
might be allow^ed upon Consideration of the premisses to 
apply for a Grant for the said Land to her and her Heirs — 

Postponed. ORDERED That the said Petition be postponed — 

On the Governour putting the Question Whether it was 
Govr. advised absolutclv uccessary to Garrison Fort George with an 

to Garrison -^ "^ . . 

Fort George. Officer and ten Men the Gentlemen were unanimous ni 
Opinion that it was so and advised his Excellency to the 
Measure — 

Ordered Tliat three thousand Acres of Land hereto- 
johnson'^r^ fore ordcrcd Mess^^ Johnson & Wylly and lately run in 
to be^a°d ouTfn two Tracts bc cei'tified by the Surveyor General the one 
Tract to the said Johnson and the Other to Wylly — 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants viz"^ 



Grants signed. 



To Isaac Atwood soo Acres S' Paul's Parish — 



John Herd 100 Acres 
John King 250 Acres 
Thomas Waters Lot 
John HoUoway Lot 



S' Paul's Parish— 



160 



Grants signed. 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



To Robert Baillie 600 Acres ] 



Jonathan Bryan 



J1500 Acres I 
I 600 Acres 
His Excellency f 1000 Acres' 
James Wright Esq''l2000 Acres 
Alexander Wright 11 00 AcresJ 



S' Mary's Parish 



Henry Baker 400 Acres 
John Brantley 100 Acres 
Amos Cutrel— 200 Acres 
George Galphin 50 Acres 
Henry Godbey 150 Acres 1 

( 200 Acres | 
Andrew Gremer 1 500 Acres | 
Philip Jacob Greiner 150 Acres S^ George's Parish- 
Oliver Martin 150 Acres 
James Martin 100 Acres 
John & Thomas Nelson 150 

Acres 
James Ogleby 150 Acres 
John Tanehill 200 Acres 
George Walker 200 Acres 

John Barnard 300 Acres 
John Fahie Lots 

Richard Milledge 100 Acres ^^^^^..^^ Church Parish- 
James Read Esq-|^°^^^^^ | 
John Joachim Zubly Lot— J. 

Josiah Dickson 200 Acres 
John Forbes 200 Acres 
Ann Parker Widow 500 Acreslgt pj-^jiip's Parish- 
Frederic Resta 450 Acres i- 
Elizabeth Skillins 250 Acres 
Joseph Wood 200 Acres 



APRIL, 1767. 



161 



Grants signed, ^o Joseph Biirtoii looo Acres 
Lawrence Clark 250 Acres 
Thomas Fleming (500 Acres 
^ (500 Acres 

Isaac Ford 1 100 Acres 

3 100 Acres 
John Goldwire 100 Acres 
Abigail Minis 500 Acres 

Joseph Parker j^So Acres 
(150 Acres 



S' Matthew's Parish — 



Mark Carr 
W" Forsyth 



500 Acres 
250 Acres 

50 Acres IS' Patrick's Parish- 
500 Acres | 
200 AcresJ 



Gideon Dowse — 200 Acres ] 

Joseph Gibbons 1000 Acres [ S' David's Parish — 

Michael Stewart 150 Acres J 

Joseph Gibbons 200 Acres ] 

William Jones 250 Acres I S* Andrew's Parish — 

Donald Mackenzie 200 Acres J 

John Mullryne Esq"" 500 Acres ] S' Matthews 

Catherine Mullryne 550 Acres > & 

Josiah Tatnell 500 Acres J S' George's Parish — 

Jeremiah Helvenstine 400 Acres S' Thomas's Parish 



Mark Carr 5oo-5cx)-5oo Acres South side Alatamaha. 

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162 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah On Tuesday 5'^ May 1767 — 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq'" — 

James Habersham 
Francis Harris 
Jonathan Bryan 
James Edw*^ Powell 
The Hon^'" \ Clement Martin j- Esq"" 
Grey Elliott 
Lewis Johnson 
James Read 
John Graham 

Read a Petition of John Graham Esq"" setting forth 

Grahim'for °°* ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^"^^ thousaud Acrcs of Land grant- 
1350 Acres read g^ him^ and was dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife five Children and fifty nine Slaves There- 
fore praying for thirteen hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
and on the North side of great Satilla River about half a 
Mile below Maxton's Bluff — 



1000 Acres 
granted. 



Petition of 
Alexr. Wylly 
for 30 Acres 
read 



and 



RESOIvVEd 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 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 said Petition viz' One thousand 
Acres is granted — 

Read a Petition of Alexander Wylly Esq"" setting forth 
that Adjacent to his Land on Onslow Island are two 
Small Islands of Marsli in Savannah River very Com- 
modious for his use Therefore praying for the said two 
Islands supposed to contain together Thirty Acres — 



MAY, 1767. 163 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 withing Six Months from the date thereof the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Elisha Butler setting forth that 
EffehL°Bu«er he had had Land granted him in family Right and was 
Purch. read (Icsirous to Obtain an additional quantity on Purchase 
Therefore praying for on Purchase One thousand Acres 
of Land on Coonochee adjoining Land of James Read 
^"^ to be run in two five hundred Acre Tracts to the West- 
ward — 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 Province 
within Six 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 before 
the Tract this day ordered William Wright — Complying 
with the order of Council touching- Lands granted on 
Purchase. 

Read a Petition of Button Gwinnett Esq"" setting forth 
Gwinnett^for" tliat he liad purchased the Island S' Catherine's whereon 

100 Acres read , 111/^ • 1 -1x111 

he was settled that Opposite to the said Island there are 
some Small Hammocks of Land of very little value 
lying on Newport Marshes but might be injurious to the 
Petitioner if granted to any other Person Therefore 
and praying for the said vacant Hammocks supposed to con- 
tain in the whole not more than One hundred Acres. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^j^^j^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^ Grant for this 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 — 

Read a Petition of WilHam Wright setting forth tliat 
v^ii."w^ht he was possessed of four Negroes for whom he had 
read Obtained no Land and was desirous to Obtain Land 

Therefore praying for two hundred Acres to join Land 

of Joseph Wood in S' Philip's Parish — 



Petition of 



Granted. 



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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months fro-m the date thereof that his 
Majesty inay not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Thomas Netherclift setting forth 
Ne*ther"lSt^for that he was lately come into the Province and purposed 
250& 750 Acres g^^^ljj^g, j^^j-^^jg within the Same, as soon as he can pro- 
cure Slaves for the purpose. That his family now con- 
sists of a Wife and two Slaves his own property There- 
fore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres in family 
Right and Seven hundred and fifty Acres on Purchase 
on the River great Satilla to adjoin Land lately ordered 
the Honourable James Edward Powell Esq"" — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (^JQ^h take out Grants for the said Lands 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 on his complying 



MAY, 1767. 165 

with the order of Council in respect of the Seven hiin- 
ch-ed and fifty Acres granted on Purchase- 
Read a Petition of John Simpson setting- forth that 
John'simpson '^c was Settled in the ProA-ince had had no Land o-ranted 

for 400 Acres 1 ■ 1 1 • ^ 

read liim and was desn-ous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having Six Negroes Therefore praying for four hun- 
dred Acres on \\aiite Oak Creek a Branch of great Sa- 
tilla to join Land granted his Father William Simpson 
Esq^— 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date 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 Mackintosh setting forth 
Mackintosh for that he had had Lands granted him on the north side 

503 A.crc3 

Purch. read Sapalo Rivcr near to which was some Pine Barren very 
commodious for the Petitioner's Use Therefore praying 
for on Purchase Fi\-e hundred Acres of the said Pine 
Land to join Land of John Mackintosh John Gray and 
Roderic M^Cloud— 



and 



Granted 



and 



Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitione 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
r^Ionths from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
once within Six 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 his complying 
with the Order of Council touching Lands granted on 
Purchase. 



166 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Douglass setting forth that 
SamL Douiias he was Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 
Kres^reaf*^ him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having five Negroes Therefore praying for three hun- 
dred and fifty Acres on the South side and near the head 
^"■^ of Crooked River and also three hundred and fifty Acres 
on Purchase to adjoin the said Tract. 

RESOIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^|q,|-j^ |.^]^.g ^^^^ 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 
IMajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted on his complying 
with the Order of Council touching the three hundred 
and fifty Acres of Land granted on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of Jane Barnard Widow setting forth 
Petition of Jane |-{^o|- qh the death of her late husband John Barnard the 

Barnard for •' 

1000 Acres read ]\jggj.Qgg ^j-j^j Lauds (whcreon she was now Settled) were 
Seized and Sold under an Execution and were purchased 
by her and she was possessed of twenty Negroes includ- 
ing those she purchased belonging to- her Said late hus- 
bands Estate for whom she had obtained no Land There- 
fore praying for one thousand Acres on the South side 
and great Satilla to adjoin Land there lately ordered William 
Gilbert— 

RESOIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. fjoth 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 luay not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



and 



MAY, 1767. 167 

Read a Petition of Abigail Minis Widow setting forth 
£*mhiiff^5'that she had had One thousand Acres of Land granted 
r^if ^^^ ''^'^'^^^ her in family right and was desirous to Obtain an Ad- 
ditional Tract having Eight Children and nineteen Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for four hundred and fifty 
Acres on a Branch of Crooked River on the North side 
and near the head thereof (in family Right) and also 
four hundred and fifty Acres adjoining the Same on 
Purchase — 

RKSOIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
s^^^^^oAcr. ^^^1^ ^^i^.g Q^^^ 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 viz^ three hundred 
and fifty Acres in family Right and five hundred and 
fifty Acres on Purchase on her complying with the order 
of Council in respect of the five hundred and fifty Acres 
granted on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of Preserved Alger setting forth that 

p?e'served^ Ai- ^^^ ^'^^^ lately ordcrcd him two hundred and fifty Acres 

Ac'r/s°read° of Land which had Since appeared to be not convenient 

as not having a Spot upon it Suitable for Buildings he 

therefore desired to resign the Same and Obtain other 

Land in Lieu thereof Therefore praying for in Lieu 

thereof two hundred and fifty Acres on the north side 

an<i great Ogechee to join Land of John Hall and Josiah 

Dickson — 



Granted- 



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 o-f the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 



168 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Majesty may not be defrauded of liis Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Peter Grenier setting forth that he 
ter^Grenter ^or had been some years in the Province had had no Land 
450 Acres read g.j.^j^|^g(j j-^ji-f-, j^^jj ^yas desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife a Child and five Negroes There- 
fore praying for four hundred and fifty Acres on the 
and north side of great Ogechee to join Land of Josiah Dick- 
son and William Powell — 



Granted. 



Petition of 
David Lewis 
for 150 Acres 
read 



and 



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 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 Lewis Setting forth that he 
was long Settled in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty 
Acres on Spirit Creek Surrounded on all sides by vacant 
Land — 



100 Acres 
granted. 



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 Prov- 
ince within Six T^Ionths from the date thereof that his 
IMajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents part 
of the prayer of the said Petition viz' One hundred 
Acres is granted — 

Read a Petition of Sherwood Bug setting forth that 



MAY, 1767. 



169 



Petition of in February Last he had fifty Acres of Land ordered him 
^ov'^^frir on Savannah River above the Mouth of Rocky Creek 
to adjoin Land lately purchased by him of Edward Bar- 
nard and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having Twelve Negroes Therefore praying for Six hun- 
dred and fifty Acres at Rocky Creek aforesaid to adjoin 
also the Land he had purchased of M' Barnard— 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^^^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^ ^ q^.^j^^ f^^- ^hc said 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 Green Jun"" setting forth that 
Petitionof Jno. he had had no Land granted him and was desirous to 
aocf^Acrefread Qi^taij-^ i^^^cl for Cultivation having a Wife a Child 
and twenty Six Slaves Therefore praying for two hun- 
dred Acres of Marsh and Hammocks at Acton to join 
and Land heretofore Burghalter's and purchased by him of 
John Joachim Zubly — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^(^^^ ^akc out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
the said Gi'ant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six ^lonths from the date 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 Davis setting forth that he 

Petition of Jno. had had Eighteen hundred Acres of Land and was de- 

SSlr'^d''' sirous to Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife five 

Children and Thirty four Negroes Therefore praying 

for One hundred and fifty Acres of ^larsh lying on the 



170 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

South end of the Tract of Land whereon he was settled 
upon the head of Midway River — 



Granted. 



Petition of 



and 



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 Prov- 
ince Vvithin Six Months from the date 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 Hubbard setting forth 
Richd. Hubbard that he had been some years in the Province had had 

for 250 Acres ■' 

read three hundred Acres of Land granted him and was 

desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 
seven Children and a Negro Therefore praying for two 
hundred and fifty Acres on the great Kioka Creek about 
twenty Miles from Augusta for the Use of a Stock of 
Cattle and horses now ranging thereon — 

Resolved 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 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 

William Clark he had been some years in the Province had liad no 

read Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land he 

being possessed of a Stock of Cattle Therefore praying 

for One hundred Acres on S' Mary's River whereon he 

lived for a Cowpen — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted, doth take out a Grant for the saifl Land within Seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also register 



MAY, 1767. 171 

ihe said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
r\Iajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Barnard R man.s setting- forth 
Ifrn!" Romans tliat he \v:i.s Settled in the Province and was desirous 

for 100 Acres . ^ , , ■ tr^, r • r /~\ i 

read to 01)taui Land tlierem Therefore praying for One hun- 

and dred Acres being tv/o Lots in Highgate knov>ii by Num- 
bers ten and eleven in the Parisli of Christ Church. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dcth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register 
tlie 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 Blackman Setting forth 
Petition of tiiat he then resided in the Province of South Carolina 

Wm. Blackman 

for|oo Acres ,j^, j intended coming immediately into this Province in 
Order to Settle and take up Lands for Cultivation having 
a Wife Child and four Negroes Therefore praying for 
two hundred Acres on Buck Creek on the Road leading 
to Briar Creek about two Miles from Land of Thomas 
Howell— 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, cjoth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 
]\.[ajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted but no Grant to 
pass until Proof of his family being in the Province and 
a Certificate of his Character — 



572 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Israel Bird and Abraham Bird Set- 

& Abram°Bh-d ting forth that they were Settled in the Province some 

Purch. rwd^ years and were desirous to Obtain Land for the purpose 

of a saw Mill Therefore praying for on Purchase four 

«nd hundred Acres "on Black Creek the South side of great 

Ogechee about three miles from Land of their Father's — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petition- 
Granted. gj.g Jq |.^j^^ q^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that they do also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Oflice of the said Province 
within Six 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 their complv- 
ing with the order of Council touching Lands granted 
on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of ^^'"^ Rolland Widow setting forth 
widowVcUand that shc was settled in the Province had had no Land 
r^d "^ granted her and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having two Children Therefore praying for two 
and hundred Acres on Stralachlan Swamp near the head of 
Sapalo River near to Lands granted George Mackintosh 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli take out 3. 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 Solomon Boykin setting forth that 

Boykin"for^i5o ^^^ "^^'^ ^^'^^^ ^'*'^'*^ hundred Acres of Land granted him and 

fead^ ^"''^^ was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 

Wife and Eight Children Therefore praying for One 

hundred and fifty Acres on a Branch of Rocky Creek 



MAY, 1767. 



173 



and 



160 Acres 
granted- 



near Land lately ordered William Downes and also one 
hundred and fifty Acres on a Creek called Beaver Dam 
at a Place called Howell's Cabin between Land of David 
Leiwis and Paul Haroldson — 

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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
^lajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents Part 
of the prayer of the said Petition viz' One hundred and 
fifty Acres at Howell's Cabin is granted. 



Read a Petition of Mary Manly setting forth that she 

Petition of -r^ . , , , , t 1 1 

Mary Maniey ^y^s bred UD m the Provmcc had had no Land granted 

for 300 Acres, ^ " 

'***^ her and was desirous to Obtain Land having four Ne- 



and 



Granted. 



groes Therefore praying for three hundred Acres to join 
Land of William Le Conte in S' Philip's Parish — 

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 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 th.e 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas O'Bryan setting forth that 
T^os^J^o'Eryan he had been four Months in the Province from South 
for 100 Acres ^^^.^^j^^^ j^^^j j^^^j ^^^ ^aud granted him and was desirous 

to Obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife and three 
Children Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in 
and S' George's Parish to join the Line of Land he had pur- 
chased of Elias Miller 



Postponed > 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed the 
Petitioner not attending — 



174 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Peter Hughes setting forth that he 

Peter^Huihes liacl lately come into the Province from South Carolina 

Acrls'^reaT^ had had no Land granted him and was desirous tO' Obtain 

Land for Cultivation having a Wife and three Children 

Therefore praying for One Hundred Acres on the north 

^"^ side Briar Creek to join Land ordered Andrew M^Corrie 

and William Brown — 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed the 
Petitioner not attending — 



Read a Petition of Moses Mulkey setting forth that 
Moses Mulkey he had had One hundred Acres of Land ordered him 

for 100 Acres 

purch. read, ^aid was dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract There- 



and 



fore praying for on Purchase One hundred Acres to join 
tlie One hundred Acres already ordered him on the north 
side of Briar Creek — 



Rejected. OrdEREd That the said Petition be rejected. 

Read a Petition of Shem Butler setting forth that he 

shem°Butier ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^'^ hundred Acres of Land ordered him and 

for wo Acres ^^^^^ dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having Six- 

and teen Negroes Therefore praying for One hundred A.cres 

on great Ogechee to join Land of Moses Nunes — 



Rejected. 



Ordered That the said Petition be rejected the Land 
supposed to be a part of Lands reserved at Fort Argyle — 



Read a Petition of Michael Rietter setting forth that 
Michi^^Rietter ^^^ ^^^^^ bccu in the Proviuce these thirty Years had had 
r^d'' ^^^^^ only One hundred and ele\-en Acres of Land granted him 
and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 
a Wife two Children and two Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for a Lot on Skidoway Island known by Number 
^^^ Six containing fifty Acres joining the Lot he had Some 
time since ordered him whereon he then li\ed — 



Rejected. 



MAY, 1767. 175 

Ordered That the said Petition be rejected the Land 
prayed for being- not \'acant — 



Petition of 
Johr 
for 5 
read 



fetmonof ^^^^ ^ Petition of John Blanch setting- forth that he 

for^'so AcTef ''^^^ faithfully served his Majesty as a private Soldier 
in his Majesty's Second Troops of Rangers commanded 
by Captain James Edward Powell and horn which he 
had been lately discharged in Virtue of Instructions from 
his Majesty for disbanding the said Troop as by his dis- 
charge will appear and Apprehended himself intituled to 
Land in Virtue of the Royal Proclamation granting a 
Bounty in Lands to disbanded Soldiers in America per- 
sonally applying for the Same Therefore praying for 
fifty Acres about Six Miles above Augusta to join Land 
of one Higginbottom — 



and 



Rejected. 



Ordered That the said Petition be rejected as not 
being within his Majesty's Royal Proclamation- 



Read a Petition of Robert Munford setting fortli thrit 
Robt!°Munford ^^^ ^^^'^ faithfully served his Majesty as a Captain in the 
for^3ooo Acres 3g^Q,^^ Virginia Regiment in the Year 1758 in the Ex- 
pedition against Fort Du Quesne, whereby he Appre- 
hended himself intituled to a certain Portion of Land in 
Virtue of his Majesty's Royal Proclamation in that be- 
half published Therefore praying for three thousand 
Acres of Land lying between the north Fork of great 
Kioka Creek and Cane Creek about thirty Miles above 
Augusta — 



and 



Rejected' 



Ordered That the said Petition be rejected as not 
being within the Meaning of the King's Proclamation — 



Read a Petition of William Telfair setting forth that 

wliL'^Teiflir ^^^ ^^'^^ Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 

AcreTretd"°^him ^ud was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having two Negroes Therefore praying for two hundred 

Acres in S* George's Parish which Land was heretofore 



176 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

ordered to Aaron Jackson the Fiat whereof was layings 
in the Secretary's Office elapsed and also One thousand 
Acres on Purchase viz* Five hundred Acres on the South 
Side of great Satilla River to join Land granted Govem- 
our Bull in South Carolina and five hundred Acres on 

and 

the same side Satilla about four ]\Iiles back from the 
Other five hundred Acres — 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only 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 viz* two hundred 
Acres in family Right and one thousand Acres in one 
Tract on Purchase on his complying with the order of 
Council in respect of the one thousand Acres granted on 
Purchase — 



Read a Petition of William Love setting forth that 
wm^mLove he had faithfully Served his Majesty as a private Soldier 
read ^ in liis Majesty's Second Troop of Rangers commanded 
by Captain James Edward Powell and from which he 
had been lately discharged pursuant to Instructions from 
his Majesty for disbanding the said Troop as by his 
discharge will appear and Apprehended himself intituled 
to Lands in Virtue of the Royal Proclamation granting 
a Bounty in Lands to disbanded Soldiers in America 
personally applying for the same Therefore praying for 
fifty Acres on little River above Augusta to join Land 
ordered Loveless Savage — 



and 



Rejected. 



Ordered That the said Petition be rejected as not 
being within his Majesty's royal Proclamation — 

Read a Petition of John Milledge Esq"" setting forth 



MAY, 1767. 177 

Petition of that he had faithfully Served his Maiestv as Captain of 

John Milledge "^ j j r 

for^soo*^ Acres his Majesty's first Troop of Rangers in this Province 
lately disbanded and Apprehended himself entituled to 
Land under his Majesty's Royal Proclamation granting 
a Bounty in Land to reduced Officers in America person- 
ally applying for the Same Therefore praying for three 
thousand Acres of Land on the South Side great Satilla 
^'"^ River between Todd's Point and Crooked River to in- 
clude Pompey's Island and the Hammocks thereof — 



Rejected- 



Ordered That the said Petition be rejected as not 
being within his Majesty's royal Proclamation — • 



Read a Petition of Abraham Williams setting forth 
A.b*ram" wii- that he had had granted him on purchase 5*" IMarch 1765 
hfa'"wa°rranT^ One thousaud Acrcs of Land on the South Side Newport 
River at or near a Bluff called Keilers for the Purpose 
of a Saw Mill but the time was elapsed before the Sur- 
vey was made Therefore praying that the Surveyor Gen- 
eral might be ordered to issue a new Precept on his said 
and Warrant that the Land 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 Surveyor general do issue a new 
Precept on his said Warrant Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of Button Gwinnett Esq"" setting forth 
Petition of that he had a family of a Wife a Child and fourteen 

Button Gwin- 

nett for 800 Negrocs f or whom he had Obtained no Land Therefore 

Acres read _ 

praying for eight hundred Acres between Midway and 
Ogechee Rivers in S' Philip's Parish which Tract was 
heretofore ordered to and surveyed for Samuel Miller 
and the Plat whereof was laying in the Surveyor General's 
Office elapsed — 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

12cr— vol 10 



178 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 Lamb setting forth that 
Thos^ifamb for hc had bccn between two and three years in the Province 
i^& 100 Acres ^^^^ North CaroHna had had no Land granted him and 
was desirous to Obtain. Land for Cultivation having a 
Wife and three Children Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres in S' George's Parish on Briar 
Creek vdiich Tract v/as heretofore ordered Benjamin 
Moore and lay elapsed in the Surveyor General's Office 
and also One hundred Acres on Sandy Run a Branch 

and 

of Briar Creek about three Quarters of a Mile above Land 
of William Green for a Mill— 

ResoIwVEd That on Condition only 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 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 Abraham Lamb setting forth that 
Petition of lie had ordered him in October last two hundred Acres 

Abram. Lamb 

rLfS ■^'^''" *^^ Land on Briar Creek the Warrant for Surveying 
whereof was expired in its Term and the Land not laid 
out Therefore praying that the Surveyor general might 
be enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on his said 
and Warrant that the Land might be Surveyed in Order to 
his Obtaining his Majesty's Grant for the Same — 



Granted. 



MAY, 1767. 179 

ResoIvVEd That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyor general do issue a new 
Precept on the said Warrant Accorchngly — 



Read a Petition of Mordecai and Levi Sheftall setting 
& L^^sheftin" ^^^^^^ ^^^^^ Benjamin Sheftall in his life time had ordered 
Jass^eld' *° ^^i"^ ^ Farm Lot Number five in Eyles Tything Heathcote 
Ward as a Purchaser from One John Mackay deceased 
that the Plan thereof was accordingly prepared and cer- 
tified by the Surveyor general in Order for a Grant to 
pass to him for the Same, but he died before it was per- 
fected leaving the Petitioners his Executors and having 
directed by his will that his Lands should be sold There- 
fore praying that the Surveyor general might be ordered 
to make out a new Plan of the said Lot in their Names 
^^^ for his Majesty's Grant to pass whereby they may be 
enabled to execute the Purposes of the Testator's Will — 

Resolved That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted, granted and that the Surveyor General do make out a 
New plan Accordingly — 



Read a Petition of James Grierson setting forth that 
Petition of jas. he had had ordered him One thousand Acres of Land 

Gnerson for 

rea^cf* ^ p^s which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken out 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
time he mi^fht 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 — 



and 



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 



180 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof of ^^""^ that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Conyers setting forth that 
„ . . ^ he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 

Petition of 

for^Grant^tr ^" ^'^ Matthew's Parish which had been surveyed and 
pass read ^ pj^j^ thereof returned into the Surveyor General's 
Office but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought 
to have been taken out 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 
and Surveyor general might be ordered to prepare the 
Same — • 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli 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 — 

Read a Petition of William. Pendry setting forth that 
Petition of he had had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of 

Will Pendrey 

(sic) Land which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof return- 

for Grant to ^ r-\rr ^ 

pass read ed iiito the Survcyor General's Office but the time was. 
elapsed in which a Grant ought tO' 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 Surveyor general 
and might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition onlv that the Petitioner 



MAY, 1767. 



181 



Granted. (loth take oitt a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Alonths from this date (Agreeahle 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 — 



for Grant to 
pass read 



Read a Petition of Samuel Miller and W^illiam Graves 
K°Gr'aS" setting forth that they had ordered them five hundred 
Acres of Land in S' Philip's Parish which had been sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor 
general's Office but the time was elapsed in which a Grant 
ought to have been taken out Therefore praying that 
notwithstanding the Lapse of time they might be per- 
mitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land 
and that the Surveyor General might be ordered to pre- 
pare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioners 
Granted, do 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 do also register the said 
Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province with- 
in Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Aaron Penson Setting forth that 
Petition of he had had ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land 
for Grant to in S' Gcorgc's Parish which had been surveyed and a 

pass read 

Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor General's Office 
but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor 



182 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

*°^ General might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 
thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^q^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 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 ArFarlein setting forth that 
Petitionof Jno. he had had ordered him Five hundred Acres of Land in 

McFarlein for 

SaT* *° ^^^^ S' Matthew'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 a Grant ought 
to have been taken out 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 
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 
Province within Six Months from the date 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 De Veaux Esq'' Setting forth 
Petition of jas. that some time Since he had had ordered him fourteen 

DeVeaux for 

Grant to pass Acrcs of Marsh which had been surveyed and returned 

read -^ 

and Fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was elapsed m which a Grant ought to have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 



MAY, 1767. 183 

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 Council 
in that Case latel}i made) and that he doth also- register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince w^ithin Six Months from the date 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 



f5 



Petitionof i-,g i^j^d ]-i^f| ordered him three hundred Acres of Land 

Wm. Williams 

pass^^d* *° which had been surveyed and returned and a Fiat passed 
by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant ought to 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 — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Gh-anted. 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 — 

Read a Petition of John Barnaby setting forth that he 
Petition of had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land on 

John Barnaby 

for Grant to Sapalo Rivcr in S' Andrew's Parish which had been Sur- 
pass read ^ 

veyed and returned and a Fiat passed by the Attorney 
General but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought 



184 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Geo. Ducker 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



to have been taken out 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 
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 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 Ducker setting forth that he 
had had five hundred Acres of Land ordered him in S* 
Philip's Parish which had been Surv^eyed and returned 
and a Fiat passed by the Attorney General but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 — 



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 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 Benjamin Andrew Setting forth 
Petition of tliat he had ordered him Fifty Acres of Land in S' John's 

Ben. Andrew ■ ^. 

for Grant to Parish which had been surveyed and returned and a i^iat 

pass read -^ 

passed by the Attorney general but the time was elapsed 



and 



Granted. 



MAY, 1767. 185 

in which a Grant oiig-ht to have been taken ont Therefore 
praying- that notwithstanding- the La])se of time lie 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 — 



Resou'Ed That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land wdthin Two 
Months from this date (agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that he doth also regis- 
ter tlie 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 — 



Petition of Read a Petition of Thomas Westcoat Setting forth 

Thos Westcoat 

for Grant to that he had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 

pass read , . , , .^. 

wdiich had been surveyed and returned and a Fiat passed 
by the Attorney general but the time was elapsed in which 
a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore praying 
that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might be per- 
mitted to to '^'"'"^ take out his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land and that the Secretary might be ordered to pre- 
pare the Same — 



and 



Granted. 



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

Read a Petition of John Sapp setting forth that he 



186 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

John" skpj for '"'^^ ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
G^nt to pass i^ gt George's Parish which had been Surveyed and re- 
turned and a Fiat passed by the Attorney general but 
the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have 
been taken out Therefor 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^ — 



•Dd 



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 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 Levi Sheftall Setting forth that 
Levi's'ifeftaii to Jie had purchascd of John Hamm the half of a Town 
rlld ' ^^^ Lot in Savannah frontmg to the Eastward on the Square 
of Heathcote Ward for which his Majesty's Grant had 
been Obtained ever since the Year 1755 but the Same 
had been Omitted tO' be registered Therefore praying 
that notwithstanding the Lapse of time the Register of 
Grants might be ordered to enter the said Grant on 
Record in his Office — 



and 



Granted. 



Ordered That the Register of Grants do enter the 
said Grant on Record in his Office accordingly — 



Ordered That Five hundred Acres of Land on the 
Simon's isid. ' South cast Poiut of S' Simon's Island be laid out where 

reserved for 

public Uses. It shall be found most convenient for the Public Use. 
A Caveat entered by Thomas Young against John 



MAY, 1767. 



187 



Young Cubbeclge Obtaining a Grant for Five hundred Acres of 

cubbedare. Land adjoining Land ordered Said Young was this day 

heard — Ordered that Two hundred and fifty Acres of 

Land orfer°ed t^g Land in Disoutc be granted to Cubbedge next ad- 

to be divided ^ ^ 1 t 1 • 1 

&*cubbedge°'' joining the said Cubbedge's other Land, and the residue 
of the said disputed Tract is ordered to M"" Young in 
Part of one thousand Acres heretofore ordered 

His Excehency the Governor signed the following 
Grants viz^ 

Grants signed. To Edward Boykin 200 Acres ] 
Solomon Boykin 200 Acres 
William Brown 200 Acres 
John Duhart 100 Acres 
Neal David 200 Acres 
William Downey 300 Acres 
Thomas Fusil 150 Acres 
Catherine Gray Widow 300 

Acres 
Matthias Gray 250 Acres 
Moore John Widow 150 Acres 
Solomon Lott 100 Acres 
David Lewis 150 Acres 
Thomas Lewis 150 Acres 
William Moore 250 Acres 
John Mackay 200 Acres 
Andrew M'Currie 100 Acres 
Timothy O'Bryan 400 Acres 
David O'Bryan 100 Acres 
Frederic Odam 200 Acres 
John Tanner 1 50 Acres 
Peter Wynne 250 Acres 
Francis Wynne 200 Acres 
Peter Wynne Jun' 200 Acres 
Absolum Wells 200 Acres 

John Barber 1 1 1 Acres 
Daniel Donnom 500 Acres 
John Golding 200 Acres 
Richard Hazzard Jun"" 500 

Acres 
Joseph Stevens 300 Acres 



[ S' George's Parish 



S* John's Parish 



S* Matthew's Parish 



188 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Grants signed. Elizabeth BailHe Lot 5 Acres| ^, • ^ ^, 1.7^., 
Margaret Curtis Widow 100 j ^^^'^^ Church Parish 

Thomas Bell 150 Acres 
Robert House 350 Acres 
Herman Henry Lemke 12 Acres 
Richard Milledge (350 Acres 
1 650 Acres 
Andrew Stone 500 Acres 
Thomas Swigheffer 50 Acres 

Le Roy Hammond 2^0 Acres ] c^, ^ ,, _, . , 
John West 350 Acres \ ^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^^^ 

Thomas King 250 Acres ] 

Murdoc M'Cloud 50 Acres }■ S* Andrew's Parish 

George Mackintosh 200 Acres J 

To Adrian Loyer 550 Acres 1 ct pu^i.Vc Parish 

Joseph Wood 1000 Acres j ^ Phihps Parish 



John Martin 100 Acres S' David's Parish 

John Smith Esq"" 2000 Acres S*' Mary's Parish 

Some Accounts of contingent. Expences and Accounts 
particularly provided for by the Tax Law were laid be- 
fore the Board audited entred in the Book of Accounts 
kept for that Purpose and ordered for Payment — 



JUNE 1767. 



189 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday y^ 2^ day of June 
1767 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
Jonathan Bryan 
James Mackay 
The Hon^'® \ James Edw'' Powell \ Esq"" 
Clement Martin 
Grey Elliott 
John Graham 
James Read 
Lewis Johnson — 



Read a Petition of Jonathan Bryan Esq"" setting forth 
Bryan^Esq'l""" ^^''^^ ^''^ ^"^^ \it.tn favourcd with Lauds in family Right 
Acres°4r" and had Yet Six Negroes for whom he had Obtained no 
Land Therefore praying for three hundred Acres on 
great Cumberland Island to join eight hundred Acres 
hertofore ordered him and also One thousand Acres on 
Purchase to join the above said three hundred Acres both 
which said Tracts are part of two thousand Acres here- 
and tofore reserved for James Bulloch Esq"" and now ex- 
pired — 

ResoIvVED That on Condition only 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 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 on his comply- 



190 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



for 250 & 250 
Acres read 



ing with the order of Council in respect of the One thou- 
sand Acres granted On Purchase — 

Read a Petition of Daniel Wallicon setting forth that 
D^nf "wauicon ^c had had two hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered 
him which had heen since nui out by Another Person 
and being desirous to prevent Altercation was willing to 
resign the Same and Obtain other Land in Lieu thereof 
having a Wife two Children and twelve Negroes There- 
fore praying for in Lieu aforesaid two hundred and fifty 
Acres on M'' Bean's Swamp on the South Side the Road 
leading from Savannah to Augusta and also two hun- 
dred and fifty Acres upon Upton's Creek above Au- 
gusta — 



and 



Granted 



l*etition of 
Josiah Bryan 
for 700 Acres 
Purch. read 



and 



Granted- 



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 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 said Petition viz* Two hundred and 
fifty Acres at M'^Bean's Swamp is granted — 

Read a Petition of Josiah Bryan setting forth that he 
was Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 
him and was desirous tO' Obtain Land for Cultivation 
Therfore praying for on Purchase Seven hundred Acres 
on great Cumberland Island being the residue of two 
thousand Acres heretofore reserved for James Bulloch 
Esq"" and elapsed — 

Resoi^ved 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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 



JUNE 1767. 191 

Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted on his complying 
with the order of Council touching Lands granted on 
Purchase — 

Read a Petition of Mark Carr setting forth that he 

Mark°cafr for ^la^l crccted a Saw Mill upon a Branch of Turtle River 

purcitread and was about to erect another on the Same Branch 

Therefore praying for on Purchase One thousand Acres 

of Pine Land adjoining the Land already granted him 

*"^ and one thousand Acres to be reserved for him for the 

supplying his Mills with Timber — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out 3. Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Registei 
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 his complying 
with the order of Council touching Lands granted on 
Purchase — 

Read a Petition of John Morel Setting forth that he 
Petition of was brought up in the Province and was Settled therein 

John Morel for 01 

2000 Acres read ^j;i(^ had One huudrcd and twenty Negroes for whom he 
had Obtained no Land Therefore praying for two thou- 
sand Acres in Manner following (viz*) five hundred 
Acres at little Ogechee a little above Land granted James 
Mc Henry And One thousand Acres to be run in two 
Tracts on the north side great Satilla at a Place called 
Crow harbour Creek and also five hundred Acres on the 
South Side of the Alatamaha about five Miles from the 
River surrounded entirely with vacant Land — 



and 



,,„„ , Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

loOO Acts. "^ 

granted. j^^j-^ j-^j^g ^^^^ Grauts for the said Land within se\-en 



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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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents Part of the 
prayer of the said Petition viz*^ five hundred Acres to 
adjoin James M' Henry in his own name, five hundred 
Acres at Crow harbour Creek North side of great Satilla 
in the Name of his Son Peter Henry, and five hundred 
Acres at the same place in the Name of his Son John is 
granted — 



Petition of 
John Martin 
for 500 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of John Martin setting forth that he 
had had fourteen hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract having a Wife two Children and thirty one Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for five hundred Acres upon- 
the Branches of the Buffelo Swamp to adjoin Land 
granted in Carolina to Thomas Hutchinson, that is to 
say, three hundred and fifty Acres in family Right and 
One hundred and fifty Acres on Purchase — 



Granted. 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is g-ranted — 



Petition of 
James Stewart 
for 400 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of James Stewart setting forth that he 
had had thi-ee hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife three Children and twenty eight Negroes There- 
fore praying for four hundred Acres on the Branches of 
the Buffelo Swamp to adjoin Land this day petitioned 
for by Jchn Martin — 



JUNE 1767. 



193 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Isaac Young 
for 600 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
George Gray 
for 500 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
IMonths 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 Isaac Young setting forth that he 
had had only three hundred and eighty Acres of Land 
ordered him and was desirous tO' Obtain an Additional 
Tract having a Wife four Children and thirty one Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for Six hundred Acres on the 
north side great Ogechee on the North West Side of 
Land ordered John Adam Treutlen — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth tal<e out a Grant for the said 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 George Gray Setting forth that he 
had had five hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 
eighteen Negroes had formerly proved Therefore pray- 
ing for five hundred Acres in S*" Mary's River between 
a Place called Clark's Bluff and the Ferry — 

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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of 

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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



the said Petition is granted if not interfering with an 
Order of Land to William Clark or any other order be- 
fore made — 

Read a Petition of Nathaniel Hall setting forth that 

EtthL Han for he was Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 

Purch'^read him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

Therefore praying for on Purchase One thousand Acres 

that is to say five hundred Acres on great Satilla River 

heretofore ordered and Surveyed for Benjamin Farley 

*°* who was long since dead and no Grant taken out and five 

hundred Acres adjoining thereto on the Same River 

Ordered That the said Land be reserved for the 

Ordered to be . . 

reserved. Petitioner for twelve Months — 



Petition of 
William Lord 
for 350 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of William Lord Setting forth that he 
was lately come intO' the Province from South Carolina 
had had no Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain Land for Cultivation having a Wife four Children 
and five Negroes Therefore praying for three hundred 
and fifty Acres in the Fork of Rocky Creek a Branch 
of Briar Creek about three Miles from the Mouth 
thereof — ■ 



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 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 Rae Esq"" setting forth that 

Petition of he had Settled a Cattle Pen on the head of a Spring of 

m Acresread Buck head about two Miles below the Township Line 

and was desirous to Obtain a Piece of Land there There- 



JUNE 1767. 



195 



and 



Granted. 



fore praying for One hundred Acres of the said Land 
at the head Spring of Buck head aforesaid — 

ResoIvVEd 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 jMonths from the Date 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 Brantley setting forth that he 
john'°Brantiey ^i^<^ bccu in the Proviucc near two Years had had no 
read*°° ^"''^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land hav- 
ing a Wife and five Children Therefore praying for four 
hundred Acres on the South Side of Buck head to join 
Land heretofore ordered Nicholas Cavenah — 

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 ]\Iaj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Rod- Mackin- 
tosh for 50 
Acres read 



and 



Read a Petition of Roderic M'' Intosh setting forth 
that he had had Land granted him but had yet Several 
Negroes for whom he had Obtained no Land Therefore 
praying for fifty Acres on the North side of Sapalo 
River joining Land granted his Brother John Mackin- 
tosh. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted, doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 



196 



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 Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of WilHam Mackintosh Setting forth 
that he was desirous of Obtaining some Pine Land for 
the conveniency of erecting Buildings Therefore praying 
for on Purchase four hundred Acres of Pine Land on 
the North side of Cat head Creek between Lands of 
Murdoc M''Cloud and Nathaniel M'^Culloch and to join 
Land of S"" Patrick Houstoun — 

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 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 Lachlan M^'Intosh Setting forth 
Petition of L. that he had had Lands granted him at various times but 

Mackintosh for 

100 Acres ^y^s desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Tli ere fore 

Purch. read 

praying for on Purchase one hundred Acres upon the 
head of Cat head Creek between Lands laid cut for 
George Kidd and Isaac Lines — 



Petition of 
Wm. Mackin- 
tosh for 400 
Acres Purch. 
read 



and 



Granted 



and 



Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (Joth take out 3. Grant for the said Land within Seven 
jMonths 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 Scruggs setting forth that 
Richd^scruggs he had had Lands granted him in Family Right and was 
p°urch.read^^ dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore pray- 



JUNE 1767. 



197 



and 



ing- for on Purchase two hundred Acres on the South 
side of Ogechee about eight Miles from Perry's saw 



Granted. 



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 on his complying w^ith the order 
of Council touchino; Lands granted on Purchase^ — 



Read a Petition of Abraham Motte setting forth that 
IS^Motte he was brought up in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation Therefore praying for one hundred Acres on 
the South Side of great Ogechee to join Land this day 
petitioned for by Richard Scruggs — 



for 100 Acres 
read 



and 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq^i-j ^^\^q 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 Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 



Petition of 
Chr. Steiner 
for 100 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of Christian Steiner Setting forth that 
he had been many years in the Province had had no 
Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife a Child and a Negro There- 
fore praying for One hundred Acres b.elow Ebenezer to 
join South on Land of John Remshurst West on Land 
of John Sneider East on Land of the Widow Polhill and 
North on Christian Rabenhurst 



198 



Granted. 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 — 



and 



Read a Petition of Thomas Reddy setting forth that 
Thol'^Reddy he was an Inhabitant of the Province had had no Land 
read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 

vation having a Wife Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres on the South Side of Sapalo River 
near to Lands run out for John Mackintosh D at a 
place called Turkey Camp Swamp — 

ResoevED 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 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 Stevens setting forth that 
Steven" for 150 ^e had had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land 
in S' John's Parish and had then proved his family Right 
for four hundred and fifty Acres of Land Therefore 
praying for One hundred and fifty Acres of Pine Land 
joining the Land already ordered him in S' John's Parish 
and to be run in a long Sc[uare — 

Resoeved 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 register the 

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

within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 



Acres read 



and 



JUNE 1767. 199 

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

Read a Petition of Mordecai Sheftall Setting" forth 
Mor"°sheftaii that hc had already been favoured with three hundred 
read '^^^^ Acres of Land in family right and was desirous to Ob- 
tain an Additional Tract having a Wife two Children 
and Seven Slaves Therefore praying for three hundred 
Acres joining Land granted Benjamin Sheftall at a Place 
called the hooping Islands in Christ Church Parish — 



and 



Resolved 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 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 Graves setting forth that 
Petition of he had been may Years in the Province had had fourteen 

Will. Graves ■' 

Sd"°° ^"^^ hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered him and was 
desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 
four Children and forty six Negroes Therefore praying 
for twelve hundred Acres upon the Branches of the 
Buffelo Swamp that is to say, Six hundred Acres to 
adjoin Land heretofore ordered Gideon Dowse and Six 
and hundred Acres to adjoin Land this day petitioned for by 
John Martin and Zachariah Smith — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted to be doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
ract. j^^j^j^^j^g £j.^j^ ^j^lg Y)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 to be run in one Tract — 



200 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Thomas Peacock setting forth that 
Thok'°peacock he had had Seven hundred Acres of Land ordered him 
r^d' """^^ and was desirous to Obtain An Additional Tract having 
a Wife three Children and twenty Six Negroes There- 
fore praying for Seventy eight Acres in S* John's Parish 
joining his own Land which Tract was heretofore or- 
dered to and Surveyed for his Brother William Peacock 
(who had Since left the Province) and was laying in 
the Surveyor general's Office elapsed — 



and 



Granted. 



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 may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 

(sic) 

of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Lachlan M'^Gillivray setting forth 
McGnthnrayfor ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ piirchascd Suudry vacant Garden Lots to 
Garden Lots ^1-,^ ^Yest of Savauuah late the Estate of William Smith 
deceased amongst which said Lots there was one known 
by Number forty one for which his Majesty's Grant had 
not passed That there was another Garden Lot Number 
Twenty seven also to the West of Savannah for which 
no Grant had passed and the Same appears a vacant 
Lot in the Township Plan lodged in the Surveyor Gen- 
eral's Office which last mentioned Lot he was desirous 
to purchase Therefore praying that his Majesty's Grant 
for the said two Lots might be ordered to pass in his 
Name And that the Surveyor General might certify a 
Plan of them for that Purpose — 



and 



ResoevEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. (\Qf\-^ ^ake out Grants for the said Lots ^^•ithin seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 



JUNE 1767. - 201 

said Grants in the Register's Ofilce of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof the prayer 
of tlie said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Roger Kelsall and Simon Munro 
KeVsa°&Munro setting forth that they had lately purchased a Tract of 
forTiiesurvey Land of Philip Alston in which Survey there was Sup- 
posed to be contained twO' hundred Acres Surplus Meas- 
ure Therefore praying that a Resurvey of the said Land 
might be ordered to be made And that his Majesty's 
Grant for the Surplus Measure Supposed to contain two 
hundred Acres as aforesaid might be ordered to- pass in 
their Names — 



read 



and 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioners 
do take out a Grant for the said 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 Grant setting forth that he 
Petition of had lono^ since ordered him two hundred Acres of Land 

John Grant for ^ 

surplus Land [y^ gt ^udrcw's Parish for which his Majesty's Grant 
passed That it being suggested afterwards that within 
the Lines of the Plan annexed to the Grant were con- 
tained four hundred and fifty Acres And the Petitioner 
having a Family Right for one hundred Acres more than 
he had had granted him did petition for the said One 
hundred Acres in family right And one hundred and 
fifty Acres on Purchase and prayed that a Resurvey of 
the said Land might be made in Order to ascertain the 
Same which was also granted and the Resurvey lately 
made and the whole Tract was then found to contain 
within the Old Lines Six hundred and fifty Acres There- 



202 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

and fore praying for on Purchase the Residue of the said 
Tract being two hundred Acres — •, 

Re;soi.vi;d 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 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 his Comp'lying with the Order 
of Council touching Lands granted on Purchase — 

Read a Petition of John Barrel Setting forth that in 
John Barrel for ^^^P^'^^ ^^^t he had had ordered him a piece of Land Sup- 
Grajit to pass pQgg^-j ^q j^g forty Acrcs but on the Survey there appeared 
to be fifty Seven i\cres Therefore praying that his Maj- 
esty's Grant might pass for the said fifty Seven Acres 
^"•^ And that the Surveyor General might certify a Plat 
thereof accordingly — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, (jotli take out a Grant for the said 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 Maxwell Setting forth that 
Maxwen°for^^' ^^'^ S°" Jamcs i\laxwell during the Administration of 
Grajit to pass ^he late Trustccs had ordered him five hundred Acres 
of Land And that the Petitioner also purchased fifty 
Acres adjoining the Same of one William Ashly to 
whom the same was allotted on the South Side of Mid- 
way River that no Grant had passed for the said Land 
and on a Resurvey made by order of the Surveyor Gen- 
eral and a Plat thereof returned there appeared to be 



JUNE 1767. 203 

within the Lines Six hundred and ninety Acres There- 
fore praying; that his Majesty's Grant might pass to and 
in the Name of James Maxweh Jiin"" for the said Six 
hundred and ninety Acres and that the Surveyor gen- 
»"<i eral might be ordered to certify a Plan tliereof Accord- 
ingly— 

Resolved 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 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 Edmund Pierse setting forth that 
Petition of hc had been favoured with Lands in family Right 1 ut 

Edmund Pierse ■' ° 

for 300 Acres ji^d three Ncgrocs for whom he had Obtained no Land 

read t5 

Therefore praying for three hundred Acres in S' George's 
Parish viz*^ One hundred and fifty Acres in family Right 
and One hundred and fifty Acres on Purchase which 
said three hundred Acres was a part of a Tract of three 
hundred and fifty Acres heretofore surveyed for Arthur 
and Wall the Plat whereof was laying in the Surveyor Gen- 
eral's Office elapsed — 

Resolved 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 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 
chas. McDon- that he was bred up in the Province had had no Land 

aid for 100 . /-M • T 1 r /^ 1 

Acres read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land tor Lul- 



204 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

tivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres viz* 
fifty Acres heretofore ordered and Surveyed for Nor- 
man M^'Donald in S* Andrew's Parish on Turkey Camp 
Swamp and was lying in the Surveyor General's Office 
elapsed and fifty x^cres ordered and Surveyed for Donald 
and Ross joining the Above fifty Acres and was also lying 
elapsed in the Surveyor General's Office — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (Jq^-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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the piayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Young setting forth that he 
John Young for had had two hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered 

250 Acres T&Sid 

him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife and eight Children Therefore praying 
for Two hundred and fifty Acres in S* George's Parish 
One hundred and fifty Acres of which was heretofore 
ordered and Surveyed for John Penny the Plat whereof 
was lying in the Surveyor General's Office elapsed and 
the residue being One hundred Acres was vacant Land 
joining thereto — ■ 

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 — 

Read a Petition of Barrot Montgomery setting forth 



and 



JUNE 1767. 205 

Petition of B. that lie had had two hundred Acres of Land ordered 

Montgomery 

r^d^"*^ ^"^^ ^^"^^ ^^^ ^^^^ desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife and Eight Children Therefore praying 
and for three hundred Acres on Rocky Creek a Branch of 
Buckhead joining Land of one Downey — ■ 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted adjoining his other 
Tract — 

Read a Petition of George Noddings setting forth 
Petition of ■ that he then resided in the Province of South Carolina 

Geo. Noddings 

J^^^oo Acres ]^^^^ intended Coming immediately into this Province in 
Order to Settle and take up Lands for Cultivation hav- 
ing already ten Negroes in the Province and four in 
Carolina who would be in the Province by three Months 
at farthest Therefore praying for eight hundred Acres 
of Pine Land on the South Side of little Satilla at a 
and Place called vSpring Bluff for the purpose of Plank for 
Ship Building — 

Ordered That four hundred Acres be reserved for 

Ordered to be 

reserved. gix Months. 

Read a Petition of Bartlett Brown setting forth that 
Petition of he then resided in the Province of South Carolina but 

Bartlett Brown 

for 150 Acres intended coming into this Province in Order to Settle 

read => 

and take up Lands for Cultivation having a Wife five 
Children and Eleven Negroes Therefore praying for One 
and hundred and fifty Acres on Briar Creek about eight or 
nine Miles from Rae's Cowpen 



206 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Ordered to be OrderEd That the Said Land be reserved for Six 
Months, on it's being more certainly described — 



reserved. 



Read a Petition of Joseph Brantley setting forth he 
Brantley °for°" ^^d Ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
read" ° ^^^^ in S' Gcorge's Parish which had been Surveyed and 
returned and a Fiat passed by the Attorney General but 
the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 be ordered to prepare the Same — 



and 



Postponed. OrderEd That the said Petition be postponed — 

Read a Petition of Roderic Mackay Setting forth that 
Petition of he was Settled in the Province had had only five hun- 

Rod. Mackay -^ 

for 1000 Acres drcd Acrcs of Land granted him and was desirous to 

read ° 

Obtain an Additional Tract having Twenty Eight Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for One thousand Acres to be 
run in two Tracts above the Forks of S' Mary's River 
being part of Lands reserved for the Bermudian Fami- 
and lies the time for which the said Lands were reserved 
being elapsed — 



PoBtponed. 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed 'till 
next Land day and the Land must be more particularly 
described — ' 



Read a Petition of Thomas Red setting forth that 
Petition of somc time since he had ordered him Seven hundred and 

Thos. Red for ^. ,.,,.__. ,/-a 

200 Acres read bixty four Acrcs of Land for which his Majesty s Grant 
had passed tO' him, that when the Survey thereof was 
made one of the Lines was left Unfinished by M*" De 
Brahm who run the Land. That the Petitioner had 
made considerable Improvements thereon. And it ap- 
pear'd by a late Survey made for Francis Stringer of 



JUNE 1767. 



207 



and 



Ordd to be 
heard on a 
Caveat. 



nine hundred Acres ordered him on Purchase adjoining 
the Petitioners Land That his buildings are without his 
Line and are erected on the Land laid out for the said 
Stringer a Circumstance he was till then totally Ignor- 
ant of That the Petitioner had a Wife Six Children and 
twenty Six Negroes and had had no more than fifteen 
hundred Acres Land granted him Therefore praying for 
two hundred Acres adjoining his aforesaid Tract to 
include his Buildings and Improvements aforesaid — 

Ordered That the Matter be heard on a Caveat 
already entered by the Petitioner against the said Strin- 
ger obtaining a Grant — 



Read a Petition of Caleb Howell Setting forth that 
cllebHoweii Joscpli Burtou Somc time Since had ordered him One 
be^ea^rd^read" tliousaud Acres of Pine Land adjoining a Tract of three 
hundred Acres Surveyed for the Petitioner whereby the 
Petitioner was excluded from any Lands adjoining his 
own Tract proper for erecting Buildings his three hun- 
dred Acres being entirely Swamp That the Petitioner 
had entred a Caveat in the Secretary's Office against 
the said Joseph Burton's Obtaining his Majesty's Grant 
for the said One thousand Acres and was desirous that 
he might be heard thereon Therefore praying that a day 
be appointed for the hearing of his said Caveat and that 
the said Joseph Burton might have Notice to attend 
accordingly — 



and 



Granted, 



Ordered That a day be fixed for the hearing of the 
said Caveat and in the mean time that notice be giving 



(sic) 



to the Parties to Attend — 



Read a Petition of Archibald Bulloch setting forth 

Petition of that he had had ordered him a Tract of Land on Skido- 

{Jt 2000 Acres way Island which he desired to resign as it appeard on 

the Survey to be not convenient That he had never 



208 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Obtained any other Land and was possessed of forty- 
Negroes Therefore praying- for two thousand Acres on 
Cumberland Island which Tract was heretofore reserved 
and laid out for James Bulloch Esq"" who had resigned 
his right in the Petitioner's favour — 



and 



Rejected. OrdEREd That the Said Petition be rejected the Land 

prayed for being this day ordered to M"" Bryan and Son — 



Petition of 



Read a Petition of John Graves setting forth that he 
john^Graves had a Warrant Some time Since for surveying Eleven 
rant"reld ^^' hundred and fifty Acres of Land on the Buffelo- Swamp 
on the South Side of the Alatamaha which was expired 
in its Term and the Land not laid out Therefore praying 
that he might be permitted to resign the said Warrant 
and to have granted him the gaid Eleven hundred and 
fifty Acres on the Buffelo Swamp aforesaid to join Land 
ordered in South Carolina to Gideon Dupont and to be 
and run in three Seperate Tracts of two four hundred Acres 
and three hundred and fifty Acres — 

Rejected. OrdEREd That the said Petition be rejected but the 

Old Warrant might be renewed tO' be run in one Tract — ■ 

Read a Petition of Zachariah Smith setting forth that 

zlch'sm^thfor he had been in the Province Sixteen Months and was 

ores rea (jggjj-ous to Obtain Land in Order for Settling therein 

having a Wife two Children and one Negro Therefore 

praying for three hundred Acres on the Branches of the 

^"•^ Buffelo Swamp to adjoin Land this day petitioned for 

by John Martin — 

Ordered That the said Petition be postponed until 
Postponed. ^1^^ Petitioner attends— 

„ . . , Read a Petition of William Moore setting forth that 

Petition of ^ 

loooAcTe? ^"'^ h^ ^'^'^^ Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 
Purch. read -^xxn and was desirous to Obtain Lands for Sawing Lum- 



JUNE 1767. 



209 



and 



Postponed. 



ber Therefore praying for on Purchase One thousand 
Acres of Pine Land on Savannah River being part of 
two Tracts of One thousand Acres each heretofore or- 
dered and Surveyed for Owen O'Daniel and Joseph Dun- 
lap and was then lying in the Surveyor General's Office 
elapsed — 

Ordered That the said Petition be postponed until 
Owen O'Daniel has Notice — 



Petition of 
John McFatlien 
for 150 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of John ^M'Farlin setting forth that he 
had been favoured with five hundred Acres of Land and 
was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife four Children and Six Negroes Therefore praying 
for One hundred and fifty Acres on little Ogechee viz* 
One hundred Acres heretofore surveyed for Christopher 
Dawson and elapsed in the Surveyor General's Office and 
fifty Acres of vacant Land adjoining — 



Rejected. OrderEd That the said Petition be rejected- 



Petition of 

Saml. Fulton 
for ICO Acres 
Purch. read 



and 



Read a Petition of Samuel Fulton Setting forth that 
he had been long in the Province had had Land granted 
him and was desirous to- Obtain an Additional Tract 
Therefore praying for on Purchase One hundred Acres 
upon the head of Cat head Creek between Lands laid 
out for George Kidd and Isaac Lines — 



Rejected. 



Ordered That the said Petition be rejected the Same 



being granted to Lachlan Alackintosli- 



Read a Petition of Aaron Jackson setting forth that 
Aaron^ackson ^^ ^^^^^ ^^'^ Ordered him twoi hundred Acres of Land in 
pa^ss^read" *° S' Gcorge's Parish which had been surveyed and re- 
turned and a Fiat passed by the :\ttorney general but 
the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 

U c r— vol 10 



210 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

the Lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
and Majesty's Grant for the said Land And that the Secre- 
tary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 

ResoIvVKd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out 3. Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months form 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 Catherine Grant setting forth that 
Petition of her Husband Gilbert Grant had ordered him in his life 
Grant to pass time two hundred Acres of Land in S*" Andrew's Parish 
for which his Majesty's Grant has not yet passed There- 
fore praying that his Majesty's Grant for the Sand ^^^"^ 
Land might be ordered to pass in her Name And that the 
and Surveyor General might be ordered to prepare and cer- 
tify a Plan thereof Accordingly — 

RESOIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^q^]^ 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 John Christian setting forth that 
Petitionof jno. he had bccn in the Province near two Years and had 

Christian for ,_..,,,, , 

Grant: to pass i^^^cly Purchascd a Tract of Land (as he was ready to 
prove) containing One hundred Acres of one Richard 
Sutherton the Grant for which hath not been passed 
Therefore praying that the Truth of the Premisses ap- 
pearing he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 



JUNE 1767. 211 

Grant for the said land in his own Name And that the 
Surveyor General might be ordered to prepare and cer- 
tify a Plan thereof for that purpose, 

RES01.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq^j-^ ^^j^g ^^^^ ^ 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. 

Read a Petition of William Powell Setting forth that 

wiiL Powell for ^^^ ^^^ Ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

Grant to pass 5^^ gt Matthcw's Parish which had been surveyed and a 

Plan returned into the Surveyor General's Office but the 

time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Sur- 

and veyor General might l>e ordered to prepare and certify 

■a Plan thereof Accordingly — 

. 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 William Webb setting forth tliat 
Petition lof he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which 

Will. Webb for 

Granf^to pass had been surveved and a Plan thereof returned into the 

read •' , , . 

Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant oue^ht to have been taken out Therefore 



and 



212 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 Surveyor General might be 
ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof Accord- 
ingly— 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petiiioner 
Granted. ^j^-,^}^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
I\Ionths, 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 ]\Ionths from the date thereof that 
his IMajesty ma}' not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of ^Villiam Woodland setting forth 
Petition of that he had ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres 

Wm. Woodland -' 

pass^^read* *° ^^ Land in S' Andrew's Parish which had been surveyed 
but thro' the Neglect of the Deputy Surveyor the plan 
thereof was omitted to be returned into the proper Office 
in due time 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 Surveyor 
and General might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 
thereof Accordingly — 

ResoevEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. Jotli 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 Mcintosh Setting forth 



JUNE 1767. 



213 



Petition of that he had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land 

Wm- Mackin- ^ 

Prw/pt rtiS^^ on the South Side of great Satilla the Warrant for sur- 
veying whereof was expired in its Term and the Land 
not laid out Therefore praying that the Surveyor gen- 
eral might be enabled and ordered to issue a new Pre- 
cept on his said Warrant that the Land might be Sur- 
veyed in Order to his Obtaining his Majesty's Grant for 
the Same — 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
James Bruce 
for new Pre- 
cept read 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Robt. Hudson 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



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

Read a Petition of James Bruce Setting forth that in 
December last he had ordered him a Small Hammock 
Supposed to contain One hundred Acres two Miles South 
East of Frederica the Warrant for surveying whereof 
was expired in its Term and the Land not Surveyed 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
time the Surveyor General might be enabled and or- 
dered to issue a new Precept on his said Warrant that 
the Land might be surveyed in Order to his Obtaining 
his Alajesty's Grant for the Same — 

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

Read a Petition of Robert Hudson setting forth that 
he had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in S' 
Matthews Parish which had been surveyed and returned 
into the Surveyor general's Office but the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to have heen 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 Surveyor General 
might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
Accordingly — 



214 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



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 Graves setting forth that 

wuiiim Graves l""^ had Ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 

p'^ss^ead*' *° Land at Newport which had been surveyed and a Plan 

returned into the Surveyor General's Office but the time 

was elapsed in which a Grant ought to- 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 Surveyor General 

and might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 

Accordingly — 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. dotli take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in the 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 — 

Ordered That the two hundred and fifty Acres of 
250 Acres or- j^aud ou Suuff Box Brauch in S' Andrew's Parish lately 

>n ro he run -^ 



m an oblong ordered John Bradshaw be run in an Oblong Square and 



dered to be run 
in an ( 
Square, 

that the Surveyor General do give directions Accord 
ingly— 



Ordered That his Majesty's Grant for One thousand 
Acres o?dd. to Acrcs of Land on S^ Mary's River heretofore ordered 

pass toE. Gil- ..^,. /~\^^■, it^ 

bert's Widow, and Surveyed for Ephriam Gilbert deceased Do pass to 



JUNE 1767. 215 

and in the Name of his Widow In trust for her Children 
by him and that the Sun^eyor General do prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof Accordingly — 

Ordered That a Reserve of Land be made for a 
K'reserv^ Town at Darian where the Old Town formerly Stood, 
at^sLTi^ '^' And that the Lots be of the Dimensions laid down in a 
Plan thereof already prepared And also that two hun- 
dred Acres of Land adjoining the said Town be in like 
Manner reserved for the Public And that the said Town 
be Accordingly laid out — 

Ordered That a Grant do pass to his Excellency the 
to theGo°vr!'for Govcmor of tcu Garden Lots to the east of the Town 
East of Darian. of Dariau from Number one tO' Number ten: And also 

of One hundred Acres of Pine Land on the back of the 

said Lots — 



Ordered That the Point called Walley's Point at 
Land called the Eutraucc of S' Marv's River to the Southward of 

Walley's Point •; ^,,.^^ 

reserved for this Proviucc be rcscrvcd for Public Use : And that on 

public Use &c. 

Mess""^ Jermyn and Charles Wrights conveying four hun- 
dred Acres on a Place called Butter Milk Bluff about 
four Miles up the said River (the Land having been 
already granted them) in Such Manner as shall be di- 
rected for like public Use : Then twelve hundred Acres 
to be ordered to the said Jermyn and Charles Wrights 
alzjout three Miles above Mills's Ferry in Lieu of the 
Land so by them to be conveyed — 

Ordered That a List of the Caveats entred and un- 
tern^fned^to be dcrtermiued be publish'd in the Gazette and Notice given 
Gazette!"^ '" to the Partics that the first Wednesday in August is 
appointed for hearing them when all Parties are to At- 
tend — 



216 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Justices for St. Ordered That the Present Justices for S' Paul's 

Pauls Parish •' 

tSes'"to it^ ^^ ^^^^ appointed Justices for the Parishes of S' George 
MTtihoVsPiir-ancl S' Matthew's— 

iahes. 

Ordered That Lewis Turner be paid for his Work 
at the Light House pursuant tO' Agreement — 

Ordered That a Warrant do issue for laying out 
deredtobliaid""^^ Jcrmyu Wright and Charles Wright Esq^^ twelve 
Wrilht "Estr^; hundred Acres of Land on the North Side of S' Mary's 
leu &c f^iygj- about three or four Miles above what is called the 
fording Place or Mills's Ferry in Lieu of four hundred 
Acres at a place called Butter Milk Bluff about four 
Miles up the said River (being part of a Tract of Land 
granted them) and which is to be laid out by Warrant, 
and afterwards conveyed by them for the Use of the 
Public- 
s' -■- 

His Excellency the Governor Signed the following 
Grants viz' 



Grants sigrned, 



To James Brantley — 150 Acres 
Robert Cade — 300 Acres 
Hans Hendick — 300 Acres 
Moses Lindsey — 100 Acres 
Elias Miller — 200 Acres 
John Rae Escf — 100 Acres 
John Rae Jun'' — 200 Acres 
John Roberts — 350 Acres 
Abraham Sapp — 150 Acres 
Thomas Wimberley — 150 Acres 



S' Philip's Parish 



Ulrick Kegar — 300 Acres ] 
Samuel Miller— 1 



& 

John Graves — 
George Mackenzie- 
Acres 



-500 Acres 



1000 



S' Georee's Parish 



JULY, 1767. 



217 



-Grants signed. Thomas Flyming — 200 

Acres 
James M'^Henry — 50x3 

Acres 
Abraham Odam Jnn'' — 250}- S' Matthew's 

Acres Parish — 

William Townsend — 200 

Acres 
John Adam Treutlen — 400 

Acres 

Benjamin Andrews 50 Acres S' John's Parish — 
James Deveaux 18 Acres Christ Church Parish — 
George Mackintosh 500 Acres S' Andrew's Parish- 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday y® 7'^ July 1767 — 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq'' 

James Habersham 
Francis Harris — 
Jonathan Bryan — 
James Mackay 
The Hon^'"* i Clement Martin [ Esq"" 
Grey Elliott — 
Lew^is Johnson 
John Graham 



Petition of 
Wm. Kennedy 
for 150 Acres 
Purch. read 



Read a Petition of William Kennedy setting forth that 
he had Obtained his Majesty's Grant for a fifty Acre 
Tract but on a Resurvey thereof there appeared to be 
included within the Lines of the Plan annexed to his 
said Grant One hundred and forty five Acres Surplus 
Measure That adjoining his said Tract was also a Small 



218 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Granted. 



piece of land supposed to contain not more than five Acres 
Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres on 
Purchase lying and being as aforesaid — 

ResoIvVEd 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Clay one of the Acting Ex- 
Petition of Jo. ecutors of the Last Will and Testiment of Beniamin Far- 

Clay Execr.&c. . •' . 

for Grant to ley dcccascd scttiug forth that the said Beniamin Farley 

pass read jo j j 

in his life time had ordered him five hundred Acres of 
Land on great Satilla River which had been surveyed 
and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor General's 
Office l>ut the said Benjamin died without having taken 
out his Majesty's Grant for the Same Therefore praying 
that a Grant for the Premisses might be ordered to pass 
and in the Name of the Executors for the benefit of the said 
deceased's Estate — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (\cA\\ take out a grant for the said Land within Seven 
]\Ionths 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 Majesty 
May not be detrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is o^ranted — 



Read a Petition of Samuel Douglass setting forth that 

Sam*^^*Dou|iass sometime siucc he had ordered him Seven hundred Acres 

read ^"^ ^""^^^^ of Land but on the Survey it appears that if the same 

was run According to general Instructions there would 

be included within the Lines too great a Quantity of bad 



and 



JULY, 1767. 219 

Land Therefore praying- that he might be permitted to 
have the said Seven hunch-ed Acres surveyed Agreeable 
to a plat thereunto annexed and that the Surveyor Gen- 
eral might receive Orders accordingly — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. clotli take out a Grant for the said 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 th.e 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 Lachlan APGillivray Escf setting 
F/^*n" °^ f^ forth that he had latelv purchased a Tract of Land to the 

McGillivray for ^ ^ 

fead^" ^°*^ West and near the Town of Savannah consisting of Sun- 
dry Garden Lots adjoining which are two other Lots one 
of the property of James Habersham Escf knowing by 
Number fifty two who had resigned his Right thereunto 
in Favour of the Petitioner and the other a vacant Lot 
and known by Number forty nine Therefore praying that he 
might Obtain his Majesty's Grant for the said Lots — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out a Grant for the said Lots within Seven 
iMonths 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 the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Philip Hughes setting forth that he 

HuSrfOT^o6l''a<^l sometime since ordered him two hundred and fifty 
Acres read ^^^^.^^ _^^ ^^^^^-^ -^^ gt j^^j^^^-g p^j-j^i^ ^^.j^ich he desircd to 

resign and Obtain other Land in Lieu thereof having a 
Wife and three Negroes Therefore praying for in Lieu 
thereof three hundred Acres in S' John's Parish being 
a Tract heretofore ordered and Surveved for George God- 



220 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

and frey the Plat whereof was laying elapsed in the Survey- 
or's Office — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq|.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 Charles Weatherford setting forth 
chas.' Weather- that he had had one hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
Acres read Ordered him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract having a Wife and eight Children Therefore pray- 
ing for four hundred Acres lying on the north Fork of 
the Kioka Creek 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only 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 be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Sherwood Bugg setting forth that 
sherwTodBugghe was Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 

for 300 Acres , . . _^ . /-« i • 

read him and was desn^ous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having a Wife Eight Children and three Slaves Therefore 

praying for three hundred Acres lying on the Waters of 

and Kioka Creek and Cane Cieek to begin at a Beach Tree 

there marked S. B. — 

Resolved 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 register the 



JULY, 1767. 221 

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 — 

Reatl a Petition of Isaac O'Daniel setting forth that 
o'Dani^i °foJ^" l^^ was an. Inhabitant of the Province had had no Land 
100 Acres re^d ^.^.^^^^^^^j j^j^^^ ^^^j ^^.^^ desirous to 01>tain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and four Children Therefore pray- 
and ing for One hundred Acres on little Ri\-er to join the 
upper line of Land of Samuel Payne — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
(ranted, 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 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 Pierce setting forth th.at he 
Petitionof had had One hundred Acres of Land ordered him and 

James r^ierce 

for 100 Acres ^y^g dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having four 

read * 

NegToes Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on 
the Beaver Dams in S'' George's Parish about a ^.IWe and 
half from Land of Ann Aloodie at a place called the 
Cove — 



and 



Granted. 



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 ]\Iaj- 
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 he 
had had no Land granted him in the ProA'ince and was 
desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore pray- 



222 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Granted. 



ing for One hundred Acres on the North side great 
Ogechee joining Land of Charles Watson — 

RESOIvVEd 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted on his, Producing a proper 
Certificate of his Character — 



Petition" of 
Fran. Bigbie 
for 1000 Acres 
Purch. read 



and 



Read a petition of Doctor Francis Bigbie setting forth 
that he was settled in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for on Purchase One thousand 
Acres on S' Mary's River to join Lands there surveyed 
for John Francis Williams — 



ResoIvVED 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 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 on his complying with the 
Order of the Council touching' Lands granted on Pur- 
chase — 



Petition of 
Francis Pugh 
for 100 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of Francis Pugh setting forth that he 
had been ten Years in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land having a 
Negro Therefore praying for One hundred Acres to join 
Land of one Ducker on Buck head a Branch of great 
Oeechee — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



JULY, 1767. 223 

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 be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Henry Crumb setting forth that he 
Petition of rcsidcd in the Province on Land he had purchased had 

Henry Crumb 

l°lF'^ ^^^^^ had no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
Land having a Wife seven Children and two Slaves 
Therefore praying for five hundred Acres joining his 
own Land on Buck head in S' George's Parish — 



read 

and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 lis Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted on producing a proper 
Certificate of his Character — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Subdrien setting forth that 
Petition of Jo. j-jg i^2i(^ \^^(^ ordered him three hundred Acres of Land and 

Suborien for 

250 Acres read ^^.,^g desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife five Children and Seven Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for two hundred and fifty Acres to join Land of John 
and Gruber Ulric Neidlinger George Wiess and the j\Iill 
Land — 

ResoIvVEd 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 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 — 



224 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of David Steiner setting forth that he 

Sd"stSner^orhad had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of 

creirea j^^^^ ^j^^ ^^^ desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 

having a Wife two Children and three Negroes Therefore 

and praying for One hundred and fifty Acres to join Land 

granted George Surger and John Gru1>er — 

RESOiyVED 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 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 Matthew Marshall setting forth 
Petition of that he had been twelve Years in the Province from Vir- 

Matt. Marshall 

f^oo Acres ginia had had no Land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife and a Child 
Therefore praying- for two hundred Acres in S' Paul's 
Parish between and to join Land of John Fitch deceased 
and Daniel Durozeaux — 



and 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only 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 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 Hehenstine setting forth that 

Heivenstrne'^*'^!^ had had Land granted him in family Right and was 

pu'i-ch.^refd'^^^ desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract for the purpose 

of Sawing Lumber Therefore praying for on Purchase 

four hundred Acres of Pine Land on Lambeth's Creek 

and a Branch of Turtle River to join Land there already 

eranted him — 



JULY, 1767. 



225 



Granted. 



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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted if not interferingwith Land 
ordered Mark Carr and complying with the Order of 
Council touching Lands granted on Purchase — 



Read a Petition of Robert Baillie setting forth that he 
Robt.'°Bamie had had Land in family Right and \yas desirous to Obtain 
puW r^^ an Additional Tract Therefore praying for on Purchase 
One hundred and fifty Acres in S' Andrews Parish ad- 
joining Lands granted his Wife on Jacket Camp Branch 
«"<^ for a Reservoir of Water and to be run in an Oblong- 
Square — 

Resoeved 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 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 be run agreeable to the 
Order of Council in Such Cases — 



Read a Petition of William Dunham setting forth that 
Petition of he had had Ele^'cn hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

Wm. Dunham 

for 500 Acres ordered him and was desirous to Obtain an additional 

read 

Tract having a Wife Six Children and twenty-eight 
Negroes as his Certificate annexed thereto could testify 
Therefore praying for five hundred Acres on Buffelo 
Swamp near or to join Land granted ^^'illiam Main in 
South Carolina — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

15 c r— vol 10 



and 



226 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Granted. ^0^^"^ ^^^^ o^*^ ^ Grant for the said 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 Petition is granted the Land ordered John Martin 
Martin and Graves at the last board to be first run out 
and this Land to adjoin their Tracts — 

Read a Petition of John Milledge Esq'' setting forth 
that he was possessed of twenty two Negroes for whom 

Petition of ^ ^ ° . . 

J^^^a^'a^^® lie had never Obtained any Land Therefore praymg for 

tor XuOy Acres ■" 

read q^q thousaud Acrcs on the north side great Ogechee 

River about two Miles above Land of Abraham O'darn 

and 

Jun' 

Re;solved 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Henry Younge setting forth that 

Petition of the 2^ day of December 1766 he did Obtain a Warrant 

(sic) , of Survey for Seven hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

for 750 Acres 

"^^^ on Satilla River That the Situation of the Land intended 

to be petitioned for was Mistaken by the Petitioner and 
thereby the Warrant Remains unexecuted Therefore 
praying for in Lieu thereof Seven hundred and fifty 
Acres on the South Branch of Turtle River at or near 
Helvenstine's Old Cowpen — ■ 



Granted. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

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

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 



JULY, 1767. 227 

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 Haljersham Esq"" setting 

nSham'^f^r ^^^'^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ granted him fi\e thousand nine 
665 Acres read hundred Acrcs of Land and was desirous to Obtain an 
Additional Tract having One hundred and thirty nine 
Persons in family Therefore praying for Six hundred 
and sixty five Acres on the north side Satilla River in S' 
and Mai-y's Parish to adjoin the back lines of Seven hundred 
and fifty Acres there already granted him — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Henry Sharp setting fortli that he 
Petition of had been in the province three years from Virginia had 

Henry Sharpe r ^ o 

^^j.ggoA^.j.gg'^Miad no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
'^^ Land for Cultivation having a W^ife three Children and 

nine Negroes Therefore praying for two hundred and 
fifty Acres to include One hundred Acres on Bark Camp 
Creek the north Side of great Ogechee heretofore ordered 
Thomas Wimberly the Plat whereof was laying in the 
Surveyor general's Office elapsed — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. doth take out <i Grant for the said 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- 



228 GOVERNOR AK\) COUNCIL 

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



Petition of 



Read a Petition of WilHam Jones setting forth that 
^r"i50 Acres ^^ ^^^^ purchased a Tract of Land of Josiah Powell on 
'^^^ a Branch of North Newport adjoining which was some 

Land very commodious for the Petitioner's Improvement 
That he had three Negroes for whom he had Obtained 
nO' Land Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty 
and Acres adjoining his said purchased Land at North New- 
port aforesaid — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Donald Mackay setting forth that 
Don^Mackay ^^^ ^^^^ purchascd of Hcury Caldwell fifty Acres of Land 
forjoo Acres ^^,^^^ ^j^ jy[|jgg ^^^^^ Frederica on a Bluff known by the 

name of Gascoin's Bluff for which his Majesty's Grant 
had not yet been taken out That the Petitioner had yet 
several Negroes for whom he had Obtained no Land 
Therefore praying for One hundred Acres upon the north 
and end of Gascoin's Bluff aforesaid to include the said fifty 
Acres purchased by him as aforesaid — 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 



JULY, 1767. 229 

Read a Petition of David Green setting- forth that he 
ElvW^Green had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land which had 
pass retd* *° been Surveyed and a Plan returned into the Surveyor 
General's Office but the time was elapsed in which a 
Grant ought to 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 Surveyor general 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 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 James Goodall setting forth that 
Goodi°rfo/^^' be had had ordered him two hundred and Eleven Acres 
^^i^ *° ^^^^ of Land which had been surveyed and returned and a 
Fiat passed by the Attorney General but the time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 be or- 
dered to prepare the Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
]^.Ionths 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 — 



and 



230 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of James Brantley setting forth that 
Brantiey°*fJr' he had had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in 
read S' George's Parish which had been surveyed and returned 

and a Fiat passed by the Attorney general but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 



and 



Resol,ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Goode setting forth that he 
John Google for had had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land in S' 
read Gcorgc's Parish which had been sur\'eyed and returned 

and a Fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney General 
but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have 
been taken ont Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the Lapse of time he m.ight be permitted to take out his 
and Majesty's Grant for the said Land And that the Secre- 
tary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 

ResoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date f 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 — 



JULY, 1767. 231 

Read a Petition of Robert Savage setting forth that 
slvage"ffr^°'lie had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 
re^^" ° ^^^^ Land in S'^ David'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 a Grant 
ought to 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 — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ j^jg Grant for the said Land within Two 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Council 
in that Case Jately 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 — 

Read a Petition of William Gambell setting forth that 
wm**°G4mbeii ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ Ordered him four hundred and fifty Acres 
pa'ss^read* ^ ^f Land in S' George's Parish which had been surveyed 
and returned into the Surveyor General's Office but the 
time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor 
General be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
Accordingly — 

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 Maj- 



and 



232 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



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

Read a Petition of John Radick, setting forth that he 
Rldick'^for ^°' had had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land which 

Grant to pass ,,, ,, ,,-_v..,_, 

read had been surveyed and returned and a Fiat for the bame 

passed by the Attorney general but the time was elapsed 
in which a Grant ought to 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 
and Land and that the Secretary be ordered tO' prepare the 
Same — 



Granted 



Petition of 
Eliz. Valaton 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — • 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Valaton setting forth that 
her Brother Stephen Landree died intituled to (under 
the Will of Stephen Tarian deceased) a Lot in the town 
of Savannah known by Number in Tything 

Ward for which his Majesty's Grant had not yet passed 
and left the Petitioner and Mary the Wife of William 
Thomas Plarris and Jean the Wife of Abraham Walcutt 
his Sisters and Coheiresses that the said Mary and Jean 
have since resigned their Right and Title to the Premises 
in her favour Therefore praying that a Grant for the said 
Lot might be ordered to pass in her Name and that the 
Surveyor General might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a plan thereof for that purpose — 



Resoeved That the prayer of the said Petition is 



JULY, 1767. 233 

Granted. granted and that the Surveyor General do prepare a plan 
of th.e said Lot Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of Lcrnard Claiborne setting- forth 
Leon! Claiborne that he had had ordered him Se\-en hundred Acres and 
psTss read ^ ° One hundred and fifty Acres of Land in S' Paul's Parish 
both which Tracts had been surveyed and Plans returned 
into the Surveyor General's Office and a Fiat for the 
Seven hundred Acres was passed by the Attorney general 
but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the Lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
I^.Iajesty's Grants for the said Land and that the Surveyor 
*"*^ general and Secretary might receive Orders Ac- 
cordingly — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. |_|^^^j^ ^^|^g ^^^^^ Grants for the said Tracts within Two 
Months from this date (xA.greeable to an order of Council 
in that Case lately made) andtliat 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 Peter Rietter setting forth that 
ter* Rfeue^r for soi^'Je time siucc he did Petition on the behalf of Paula 
Grant to pass g^^ier au lufaut for two fifty Acre Lots in Highgate 
laiown b}' Number five and Six the Fiat whereof was 
laying in the Secretary's Offi.ce elapsed in Respect to the 
time in which a Grant ought to have passed That he did 
also on his own behalf petition at the same time for a 
vacant fifty Acre Lot in Highgate aforesaid known by 
Num'oer twelve a Plan thereof was laying in the Survey- 
or generals Office but the time was elapsed in which a 
Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore praying 
that his Majesty's Grants notwithstanding the Lapse of 



234 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



time might be ordered to pass to^ the said Paula Sunier 
and the Petitioner and that the Secretary and Surveyor 
general might receive Orders Accordingly — 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. f^Q^\^ ^akc 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 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 Orr setting forth that 

Blnj.°o°r for he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 

read S' Gcorge's Parish which had been sui*veyed and a Plan 

returned into the Surveyor General's Office but the time 

was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken 

out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 

time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 

and Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyor general do 

prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^.^j^^ ^^^j. ^ Qraut 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 Isaac Wimberly setting forth that 

fsliac wimberiy ^''^ ^'^^^^ ^ad Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 

pass^read* ^ which had becu surveyed and a plan returned into the 

Surveyor general's Office but the time was elapsed in 

which a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore 



and 



JULY, 1767. 235 

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 Surveyor general be ordered to pre- 
pare and certify a plan thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^\q^\-^ ^^\^q q^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 M'Culloch setting forth that 
Petitionof jno. he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 

McCuUoch for 

^wit to pass A^yi^icJ^ iiad been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was 
elapsed in which a grant ought to 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 Sui-vxyor General 
be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for 
that purpose — 



and 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^oth 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 Innes setting forth that he 
Petitionof jas had had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in S^ 

Innes for Grant 

to pass read David's Parish which had been surveyed and a plan re- 
turned into the Surveyor general's Office but the time 



236 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor general 
be ordered to prepare and certify a plan thereof for that 
purpose — 



and 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
IMonths 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 Offxe 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 Brunson setting forth that 
john'*Branson he had had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land 
pass read whicli had been surveyed and a plan thereof returned into 
the Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed 
in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General be ordered 
to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. j-|q^|-, ^^y.^ ^^^^ ^ Grant fof 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 John Street setting forth that he 



and 



and 



JULY, 1767. 237 

Petition of liad had ordered him in July 1766 two hundred Acres 
Grant to pass of Land which had been sur\'eyed but thro' the Neglect 
of the Deputy Sur\-eyor the Plat thereof was omitted 
to be returned into the Surveyor General's Office within 
the time prescribed Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the Lapse of time the Surveyor General might be 
ordered to receive and certify the Plat of the said Land 
in Order to his Obtaining his ^^lajesty's Grant for 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 Prov- 
ince W'ithin Six Months from the date 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 Butler setting forth that he 
Petitionof Jas. had had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land which 

Butler for i • i o r^ 

Grant to pass had been sui*veved and returned mto the purveyor oen- 

read ■' , 

eral's Office but the time was elapsed in which a Grant 
ought to 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 
and the Surveyor 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 — 



238 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of 
David Jervey 
lor Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted- 



Read a Petition of David Jervey setting forth that 
he had had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land 
joining a Tract of One hundred and fifty acres before 
granted him which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof 
returned into the Surveyor General's Office but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General 
be ordered to prepare and certify a plan thereof Accord- 
ingly— 

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 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 Absolom Wells Sen'" setting forth 
AbsS^weiis that he had purchased all the Right and Title of William 
Davis in and to two hundred Acres of Land on M'^Beans 
Swamp in S' George's Parish for which his Majesty's 
Grant had not yet passed That the Petitioner had been 
about three Months from North Carolina had had no 
Land granted him having a Child and three Slaves 
Therefore praying that the Truth of the Premisses ap- 
pearing his Majesty's Grant might be ordered to pass 
for the said Land in his Name and that the Surveyor 
General might be ordered to prepare and certify a plan 
thereof for that purpose — 



Petition of 



for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Oranted. (Jq^j-j ^akc out a Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 



JULY, 1767. 239 

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 Dorothy Raiser setting forth that 
Dorothy Raiser her Father George Raiser Obtained his Majesty's Grant 

for Grant to ® •' -' 

pass read for fifty Acrcs of Land in S' Matthew's Parish joining 
Land of John Sheraus That the Petitioner had been in- 
formed that her said Father had ordered him other fifty 
Acres joining his said fifty Acres for which the Grant 
had not yet been taken out That he was since dead and 
left the Petitioner his Daughter and only heir at Law 
Therefore praying for the Adjoining fifty Acres and 
that the Surveyor General be ordered to prepare and 
certify a plan thereof for that purpose — 



and 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be Postponed — 



Read a Petition of John Stacey setting forth that he 
john°st°acey had had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of 

for 250 & 500 T ,,.,,, , ■' 

Acres read U2X\Q. which had bceu survcycd and a Plan thereof re- 
turned into the Surveyor General's Office but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have l3een taken 
out That the Petitioner had had ordered him in the 
whole three hundred Acres and was desirous to Obtain 
an additional Tract having a Wife four Children and 
thirteen Slaves Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the Lapse of time his Majesty's Grant might pass for 
the said two hundred and fifty Acres and that the Sur- 
veyor General might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that purpose And also that he might 
and have granted him five hundred Acres joining Land this 
day petitioned for by William Dunham — 

Resoeved That on Condition onlv that the Petitioner 



240 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Thomas Mor- 
gan for Grant 
to pass read 



doth take out a Grant for the two hundred and fifty 
Acres elapsed Land within Two Months from this date 
(Agreeable to^ an order of Council in that Case lately 
made) and also a Grant for the five hundred Acres with- 
in 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 dates 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 Morgan setting forth that 
he had had ordered him One hundred 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 a Grant ought 
to have been taken out 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 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 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 Weatherspoon setting forth 
Petition of jno. that he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 

Weatherspoon 

^ass^ead* *° whicli .had been surveyed and returned and a Fiat passed 
by the Attorney General but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant ought to 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 pre- 
pare the Same — 



and 



Granted. 



JULY, 1767. 241 

Resolved That on Condition only that the I'etitioner 
Granted, ^^^^j^ ^^j^,^ ^^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land \\ithin 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 Ofi^ce of the said 
ProA-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 Habersham Esq'' setting 
Slbei-°sham"^fo; ^o^'t^i that he had lately ordered him Seven hundred and 
fifty Acres of Land on the South side of Satilla River 
in S' Mary's Parish and was desirous to Obtain an Ad- 
ditional Tract having many Negroes for whom he had 
hitherto Obtained no Land Therefore praying for Six 
hundred and Sixty Acres on the said South Side of 
Satilla River to adjoin the back lines of the aforesaid 
Tract there already ordered him — 



660 Acres read 



and 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land w^ithin seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Ot^ce of the said Province 
within six Months from the Date 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 Box setting forth that he 
Phiiip°Box for had had ordered him in January last four hundred and 
read fifty Acrcs of Land in Family Right and One hundred 

and fifty Acres on Purchase the Warrants for Survey- 
ing whereof were expired in their Term and the Land 
not laid out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
Lapse of time the Surveyor General might be enabled 
and ordered to issue new Precepts on his said Warrants 
"^ that the Land might be surveyed in Order to his Ob- 
taining his Majesty's Grants for the same 

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242 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted • 



Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyor General do issue new Pre- 
cepts accordingly — 

Read a Petition of John Howard setting forth that he 
Howard for a**' li^d a family consisting of twelve Children and Eleven 
Landl'ead Slavcs at present residing in the Province of Maryland 
whom he intended to bring in directly and was desirous 
to Obtain Land whereon to settle Therefore praying that 
lie might have reserved for him for twelve Months five 
hundred Acres upon a Branch of little River about 
twenty five Miles above Augusta about three Miles back 
from the River near the second Settlement on the Path 
leading from Augusta to little River after leaving the 
Cherokee Path — 



and 



Granted. OrdErEd That the Said Land be reserved for twelve 

Months as prayed for. 

Read a Petition of Henry Preston setting forth that 

Petition of . ^ 

Hen^ Preston ^g ^y^s dcsirous of improving a Lot in the Town of 

for Lot in Sa- ^ * 

vanh.read Savauuah Therefore praying for a Lot known by Num- 
g^j ber ten in Belitha Tything Heathcote Ward for which 
no Claim had been entred — 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the said Petition he postponed 'till 
next Land Day — 



Read a Petition of James Massman setting forth that 

Ma*isman*f 0^3 Opposite oi his Plantation on Hutchinson's Island in 

Acres rea Savaunah Rivcr was a Small Hammock containing not 

more than three Acres which if granted to any other 

person might prove hurtful to him Therefore praying 

and for the said Hammock supposed to contain not more than 

three Acres — 

Ordered That the said Petition be rejected the Land 
Rejected, pj-^ye,^! for bciug reserved for Public Uses — 



JULY, 1767. 243 

Read a Petition of Timothy Barnard setting- forth 

Petition of , 1 , i t • . t t-» • . 

Tim. Barnard tliat he was bom HI the Provmce had had no Land erant- 

lor 700 Acres 1 1 • 1 , • 

read cd lum and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having two Negroes Therefore praying for Seven hun- 
dred Acres on Cumbedand Island joining Land there 
ordered Jonathan Bryan Esq"" viz two hundred Acres in 
family Right and five hundred Acres on Purchase — 



and 



Rejected. 



Ordered That the said Petition be rejected the Land 
not being vacant 



Read a Petition of Samuel Small setting forth that he 
Samuel" Small had bccu seveu Years in the Province from South Caro- 
read liua had had no Land granted him and was desirous to 

Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for fifty 
Acres on the north side of great Ogechee about two Miles 
from the River — 



and 



Rejected. ORDERED That the Said Petition be rejected the Land 
not being Sufiiciently described — 

Ordered That when the time shall be fixed for run- 

A Survr. to be . it-) 

mnthe^Boun- ""'^ Boundaiy line between us and the Indians one 
daryLine. Survcyor or more with proper Assistance be appointed 
to execute that Business — 



Grant for 125 



Ordered That his ^^lajesty's Grant for One hundred 
Acr^ ordd. to and twenty five Acres adjoining Land of lonas Mick 

pass to Wm. 1 tv r • 1 1 -n 

Knox^the Pur- and Michacl Bourman and heretofore ordered to and 
Surveyed for Christopher Wisenbacher do pass to and in 
the Name of William Knox Esq"" who has purchased the 
Same — 

r 

. His Excellency the Governor signed the following 
Grants viz' 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



r, ^ . ^ To Richard Currino-ton 2^0 Acres 

Grants signed. r a 

o 1 T^ ^1 1 ) 100 Acres 

baniuel Eastlake ) ,^^ a 

( 150 Acres 

William Hobbs. . . 150 Acres 1 
Owen Jenkins .... 200 Acres}- S' George's Parish- 
James Peirce .... 100 Acres 
William Pendry. . . .200 Acres 

Thomas Red 150 Acres 

John Sapp 150 Acres 

William W^ebb. . . . 200 Acres 
William Williams .300 Acres 



T-, -^ T-,- 1 i 200 Acres] 

David Dicks Y a ot t 1 » -n • 1 

( 100 Acres }■ S John s Parish- 
William Graves 150 Acres 

Sylvanus Robinson. .100 Acres 



William Conyers 100 Acres] 

John McFarlen . 500 Acres [ S' Matthew's Parish- 

Conrade Rahn . .250 Acres J 



William Coombs 50 Acres | 

Jair.es Grierson looo Acres ) 



Lewis Johnson Esq"" 1500 Acres] S' Matthews 

[ & 

Alex'" Wylly Esq'" . . 1500 Acres J S' George's Parish 



John Brantley— 100 Acres — S' Andrew's Parish — 
George Dncker — 500 Acres — S' Philip's Parish — 



JULY, 1767. 



245 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Wednesday the 29*'' July 
1767 

Present 



His Excellency James Wright Esq*" 



James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
James Edw*^ Powell 
The Hon^'^ i Grey Elliott 

Lewis Johnson 
James Read 
John Graham 



Esq"" 



Petitions of 
Malefactors 



Two Petitions addressed to his Excellency from Lundy 
Hurst and Obediah Greenage the Malefactors under Sen- 
of KrStence of death for Horse Stealing Humbly Praying for a 
Reprieve And a Letter from the Rev*^ John Joachim Zubly 
on the same Subject and particularly recommending the 
said Hurst to his Excellency for Mercy: were at this 
Board read And his Excellency desired that the Gentle- 
men would give him their Sentiments thereon, who hav- 
ing duly considered the Matter were of Opinion that 
Lundy Hurst was rather an Object of Mercy and recom- 
mended him Accordingly Whereupon his Excellency pro- 
posed to Suspend the Sentence for some time until he 
could more fully inform himself of the Mans real Charac- 
ter And ordered that M"" Attorney general should prepare 
a Reprieve for the said Hurst for one Month, And in Re- 
spect of Obediah Greenage the Board were Unanimously 
of Opinion that no favourable Circumstances whatever 
Attended his Case — 



The Boards 
Opinion there^ 
on. 



His Excellency also laid before the Board a Petition 



246 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of the 
Master of a 
Slave under 
Sentence of 
Death read 



The Boards 

Opinion 

thereon. 



addressed to him for William Mackenzie concerning a 
Negroe of his under Sentence of Death for Robbery 
which Petition being read his Excellency desired the 
Gentlemen would give him their Opinion in Respect 
thereof and wether they thought it Advisable for him to 
pardon or Reprieve the said Negroe The Board having 
duely considered the Matter were Unanimous in Opinion 
that the Sentence of Death passed on the said Negro 
ought to be executed — 

His Excellency likewise desired the Opinion of the 
Board upon a Petition addressed to him from the Inhabi- 
tants and Settlers on little River and parts adjacent above 
Augusta complaining of great Plunder and Depredations 
committed on their Stock of Horses and Cattle by a 
Party of Creek Indians lately settled on the Oconee River 
which said Petition and a Letter from the Magistrates of 
S*^ Paul's Parish on the Same Subject was read and are 
as follows viz'' 



Copy of Petition 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq'" Captain General 
Governor and Commander in chief in and over his Majes- 
ty's Province of Georgia 

The Humble Petition of the Inhabitants of little River 

||«tion of^ the and Adjacent Waters, Humbly sheweth that the Creek 

Exceirto^ch-"^ ■'•^^^^"^ have Stolen horses from the Inhabitants several 

r^d.^^ ^"^**°^ times, this last Spring and present Summer and have 

lately taken a Quantity of horses and were pursued by five 

of the Inhabitants as far as Oconey River where they 

came in Sight of the Indian Camp late in the Evening,and 

seeing there was a large body of Indians, were afraid to 

go to their Camp to demand their horses but waited in 

Order to take them at Dark : and as they lay concealed one 

of their dogs Yelpt which alarmed the Indians who set up 



JULY, 1767. 247 

their War hoop and discharged a Number of Guns and 
the Bullets were heard to strike Trees and Canes near 
where those five white Men were waiting which Ol^hged 
them to quit their Station and make the best of their way 
to the Settlement : Since which Time we have promiscu- 
ously assembled at the Strongest and most convenient 
Houses in the Settlement with what of our Stock we had 
remaining on Account of hearing that there was an Ex- 
press come from their Nation that twenty or upwards of 
that Nation set out with an Intent to kill all the Stocks 
in little River Settlement, and well knowing how barbar- 
ous the Indians have oft times behaved in different Parts 
of this and the Neighbouring Provinces We your Excel- 
lencys most humble Petitioners are so terrified at the 
thoughts of loosing our Stock and very possibly our Lives 
as we are but a Small Settlement and not able to defend 
ourselves against a considerable number of Savages with- 
out assistance We therefore most humbly pray your Ex- 
cellency in your great Wisdom, and Clemency will take 
this our deplorable present Circumstance under your im- 
mediate Wise Consideration and if your Excellency 
would think proper to afford us some Assistance to be a 
Means of preserving both our Lives and properties as 
your Excellency in your great Wisdom shall think proper 
rather than leaving us to the ^Mercy of Savage Fury 
Your Excellency's agreeable Compliance to your Peti- 
tioners humble Request will Oblige them for ever in duty 
bound to pray 

Signed by Thirty one Persons 
The — July 1767 

Copy of Letter from the Justices 

Augusta the 20"" July i y^'j 
S' 

You'l receive this by John Herd one of the Settlers on 



248 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Copy of Letter li^^^^ Rivcr wlio waits Oil your Excellency with a Petition 
tfci^ 'at ^aIj"^' Signed by the Settlers on that River setting forth their 
^^^ disagreeable Situation with Respect tO' the Creek Indians 

this has been their Complaint for many Months past and 
arises intirely from a Party of Rascals who have made a 
Small Settlement on the Oconee River to which Place 
they convey the horses which they Steal as well from 
these Settlers as from other Settled in and about Augusta 
Bryan Creek &'' a Party lately Stole and carried off two 
from M'" Barnard and four from M'' Grierson which were 
seen in their Possession on the Path — 

The Settlers of little River had determined to go off 
as this day to the Oconees where these Indians are Settled : 
but we apprehending that ill Consequences may arise from 
those People's Going without proper Authority, or a 
proper Person among them: to conduct the Matter pre- 
vailed on them tO' defer the thing till such time as your 
Excellency is made acquainted with it, We are much of 
Opinion that some ill Consequences will arise between 
the Inhabitants and Indians unless some Measures, more 
prudent than what they intend tO' follow are taken ; and 
if somethig is not done, at all Events, the Settlemjent 
must break up — the Bearer goes down on Purpose to 
present the Matter to your Excellency 

We are with Respect 

Your Excellency's most Obedient Serv*^ 

Edward Barnard 
James Jackson 
Peter Walsh 
Thomas Waters 

Whereupon his Excellency proposed to send a Talk to 
His Exceiiy. the Natiou or Towns in the Nation to which these Indians 
send°a\aik to beloup" complainingf of their Insults and Robberies and 

Creek Nation. o i o 

requiring that these Indians be called home to their Na- 



AUGUST, 1767. 



249 



tion or Towns to prevent the bad Consequences that may 
otherwise happen: And that they do in future Strictly 
Observe the Terms of the Treaty settled at Augusta in 
November 1763 and that a Copy of the said Talk is trans- 
mitted to the Superintendant of Indian Affairs that he 
Approved by may coopcratc with his Excellency therein All which was 
approved of by the Board — 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 4'*^ August 1767 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

James Habersam 
Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
James Mackay 
The Hon'''^ ^ James Edw*^ Powell |- Esq' 
Grey Elliott 
Clement Martin 
John Graham 
James Read 
[ Lewis Johnson 

Read a Petition of John Jackson setting forth that he 

Petition of jno. ^^^g Settled in the Province had had no Land granted him 

& 25oTresread ^^^ ^^^^^ dcsirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation having 

a Wife and two Negroes Therefore praying for in family 

Right Two hundred, and fifty Acres at Midway to adjoin 

Lands heretofore allotted Peter M'Hugh deceased and 

^""^ Land granted John Parker and also Two hundred and 

fifty Acres adjoining the Same on Purchase — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted, doth take out Grauts for the said Land within Seven 

Months from this date and that he doth also register the 



and 



250 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 on his complying with the order 
of Council in Respect of the two hundred and fifty Acres 
granted on Purchase — • 

Read a Petition of John Bradford setting forth that he 
jotif Bradford ^ad bceu twenty Years in the Province had had no Land 
for 250 acres gj-^nted 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 the Parish of S* 
Andrew bounded Easterly by a Creek and Salt Marshes 
and Westerly by Land formerly ordered Robert Johnson 
Which Tract was in July 1766 ordered John Green the 
Survey whereof was then lying in the Surveyor general's 
Office elapsed in Respect of the time wherein a Grant for 
the Same ought to have been taken out — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^q^j-^ ^j^j^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 granted — 

Read a Petition of James Brewer setting forth that he 
john**Brewer ^^^'^s lately couic jnto this Province from South Carolina 
for^soo Acres ^^.-^i^ ^^^ intent to Settle and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for that purpose having a Wife and three Children There- 
fore praying for three hundred Acres on Kenion's Creek 
and about two Miles from M"" John Rae's House in Augusta 
to adjoin Land this day petitioned for b}^ John Benson — 

ResoevEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^q^j-^ ^^j^g ^^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Seven 



Petition of 



and 



AUGUST, 1767. 251 

Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register ^^"^ Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date 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 Limbacker setting forth 
chr.Timbacker that he was lately come into this Province from South 
read Carolina with an intent to Settle and was desirous to Ob- 

tain Land for that purpose having a Wife a Child and a 
Negro Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty 
Acres on Kenion's Creek about one Mile from M"" John 
Rae's and to join Land of George Galphin and Land 
purchased by the Petitioner — 

ResoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. ^^^l^ ^^^.^ q,^^^ ^ Qj-^j^^ f^^. £q,j. (sic) ^j^^ g^j^| i^^^^ witlllU 

Seven Alonths 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 John Mann setting forth that he 
Petition of h^j settled a Plantation on the Beaver Dams in S* 

John Mann for 

soacresPurch. Qeorgc's Parish and had also purchased a Tract of Henry 

Sapp a Small distance therefrom between which there 

lies a Piece of vacant Land Therefore praying for on 

and Purchase One hundred and fifty Acres lying between the 

said Two Tracts at the Beaver Dams aforesaid — 

RES01.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 register the 

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

within Six Alonths from the date thereof that his Majesty 



252 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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

Read a Petition of Abraham Lamb setting forth that he 
AbVam^Lamb ^^^ ^^^^ Two hundred Acres of Land granted him at 
read*^° "^'^'^^^ Briar Creek and was desirous tO' Obtain an Additional 
Tract having a Wife and Six Children Therefore praying 
for two hundred Acres at Briar Creek aforesaid to be- 
gin at the Line of his other Tract and extend to the 
^"•^ Creek and run up the Creek it being the Front of his other 
Land — 

Resolved 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 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 Margaret M^'Bride Widow setting 
Petitionof forth that she with her husband since deceased came into 

MargtMcBride 

read^*^ ^'^^^^ the Proviucc from Pensylvania with several other Fami- 
lies that her husband in his life time had had no Land 
granted him and she was desirous to Obtain Land for 
herself and family having six Children Therefore pray- 
ing for four hundred Acres upon the South side of little 
River to adjoin Land ordered James Donelly — 



and 



Resolved 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 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 on proving her family Right — 



AUGUST, 1767. 



253 



Read a Petition of James Woodland setting forth that 
Petitipnof Jas. J j | | ^^l f(3^„- hunch'ed Acres of Land granted him 

Woodland for ^'^ ii<-i\^i- nci^i 

100 Acres read ^^^^j ^^.^^ desirous to Obtain an Adchtional Tract havmg 
a Wife Eight Children and a Negro Therefore praying 
for One hundred Acres between Sapalo and Darian about 
a half a U\\e from his Plantation— 



and 



Granted. 



RESOIvVED 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 — 

Read a Petition of Daniel Mozoe setting forth that he 
Petition of u^A Kpen manv Years in the Province had had no Land 

Danl. Mozoe for "'^'-^ utv.11 ; /-m • x 1 j: r* ,1 

400 Acres read ^^.^^-^^Qf^ him and was desu'ous to Obtaui Land tor eui- 
dvation having a Wife and five Children Therefore pray- 
ing for four hundred Acres at the head of Satilla river 
near the Plantation of James Grierson — 

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 ni the Register's Office of the said Provmce 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Gerard Vanzant setting forth that 
he had been in the Province two years from South Caro- 
lina had had no Land granted him and was desn'ous to 
Obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife and and 
a Child Therefore praying for two hundred Acres upon 
the Alatamaha half a Mile above S^ Sevela Bluff and 
about a ^lile and half from Stephen Williams Planta- 
tion — 



and 



Granted 



Petition of 
Ger. Vanzant 
for 200 Acres 
read 



and 



254 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted. 



ResoivVKD 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 if not interfering with the Re- 
serve there made for the Public — 



Read a Petition of George Wyche setting forth that 

gIo' wyche for ""^ April last he had had ordered him Two hundred Acres 

cresrea ^£ Land ou the uorth side of Buckhead and was desirous 

to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife three 

Children and Eleven Slaves as then proved Therefore 

praying for two hundred Acres on Rocky Creek between 

Lands granted Peter Wynne and Lands ordered one 

Dunlap to include One hundred Acres heretofore ordered 

George Clark which was elapsed in Respect of the time 

and in which a Grant for the Same ought to have been taken 

out — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. Jq^j^ ^^j^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 granted — 

Read a Petition of John Teale setting forth that he 
jlfhn Tea°ie for ^^'^^ Settled in the Province had had One hundred Acres 
850 Acres read q£ Land Ordered him and was desirous to Obtain an Ad- 
ditional Tract having a Wife and Six Children There- 
fore praying for three hundred and fifty Acres upon the 
north side great Ogechee about ten ]\Iiles below the In- 
dian Bluff upon a Bold Branch supposed to run through 
^"^^ Land heretofore ordered David Murray or Thomas 
Greene — 



AUGUST, 1767. 265 

Resoi^ved That on Condition only 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 Maj- 
esty 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 
Fretch"r forioo hc was scttlcd in the Province had had two hundred Acres 
of Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Ad- 
ditional Tract having a Wife and three Children There- 
fore praying for One hundred Acres on the north side 
of great Ogechee in S' George's Parish to adjoin the 
Land there already ordered him — 



Acres read 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 Horn setting forth that 

Petition of , . r t 1 1 1 • j 

Benj. Horn for he had had two hundred Acres of Land granted him and 

150 Acres read Z. ,^ . 

was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore 
praying for on Purchase On hundred and fifty Acres in 
S' George's Parish about three Aliles from Land Sur- 
veyed for John Rae upon Boggy Gut — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only 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 Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents Part of the 



256 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

prayer of the said Petition viz' One hundred Acres in 
family Right is granted 

Read a Petition of Aaron Overton setting forth that 

iSon ovirton he had been above a Year in the Province had had no 

w '^"^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cuhivation having a Wife and three Children Therefore 

praying for two hundred Acres on the South side of 

^""^ Buckhead at a Place known by the Name of Duke's Pond 

to include his own Improvement — 

RksoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 but no Grant to pass until 
he produces a Certificate of his Character — 

Read a Petition of John Coburn setting forth that he 
Coburn"fo"io6 l^ad bccn nine Years in the Province had had no Land 
Acres read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on 
the North side of great Ogechee in S' George's Parish 
to join Land there ordered Henry Cavenah — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out E Grant for the said 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 1>e defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

„ . . , Read a Petition of Lewis Turner setting forth that he 

Petition of * 

for^'soo* Acres ^^'^'^ ^'^^^^ ^^""'^ hundred and twenty nine Acres of Land 
read granted him and v/as desirous to Obtain an Additional 



and 



AUGUST, 1767. 267 

Tract having- a Wife five Children and Eleven Negroes 
Therefore praying for five hundred Acres on the north 
'■^^' side of great Satilla between Land lately ordered William 
Gilbert and Crowharbour Creek — 



Granted. 



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 Prov- 
ince within six ]\Ionths from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty nlay not be defrauded of his Ouit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted if not part of the 
Land reserved as heretofore ordered Several Persons — 

Read a Petition of John Smith setting forth that some 
john'smifh for time siucc he had had ordered him One hundred and 

260 Acres read ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ j^^^^^^ ^^ ^ pj^^^^ ^^U^j Hickcry Bluff On 

little Satilla which had been surveyed and returned but 
no Grant taken out That he having an Addition to his 
Family of a Child and a Negro was desirous to resign 
that Warrant and to Obtain a larger tract of Land in 
the same place Therefore praying for two hundred and 
fifty Acres at Hickery Bluff aforesaid on the little Satilla 
a'ld where the One hundred and fifty Acres were before laid 
out — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out 3. Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Ofifice of the said Prov- 
ince within Six ^lonths from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents tiie 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Lee setting forth that he 

17 c r— vol IC 



and 



Granted. 



258 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Petition of "^'^'^^ ^^ O^*^ Inhabitant of the Province had had Land 
^Tcre^^ ^""^ granted him in family right and was desirons to Obtain 
^*^ ■ ^^^ un Additional Tract Therefore praying for on Purchase 
five hundred Acres on the north side great Ogechee at 
a place called the Indian Bluff to adjoin Land there or- 
dered Thomas Flyming — 

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 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 his complying 
with the Order of Council touching Lands granted on 
Purchase^ — 

c**wriL-h"'*^ Read a Petition of Jermyn and Charles Wright Esq"" 
&I^resrS^ setting forth that they lately Obtained Warrants for 
laying out in family right five hundred Acres of Land 
on S' Mary's River and four hundred and fifty Acres 
on Crooked River which Two' Tracts they desired Leave 
to exchange for other Lands Therefore praying for in 
Lieu of the aforesaid two Tracts Nine hundred and fifty 
Acres and also to grant them further in family Right 
Eight hundred and fifty Acres more in the whole One 
thousand Eight hundred Acres on the north side of S' 
Mary's River about three or four Miles above the Ford- 
ing Place or Mills's Ferr>' — 



and 



960 Acres 



Resolved That on Condition onlv that the Petitioner 
'^^^^ doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that they do 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 Part of the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted viz' Nine hundred 



AUGUST, 1767. 259 

and fifty Acres in Lieu of Nine hnndred and fifty Acres 
heretofore ordered them to adjoin Twelve hundred Acres 
ordered them in June last in Lieu of four hundred Acres 
on Butter Milk BlufT resigned by them for the Use of 
the Public- 
Read a Petition of John Gibbons setting forth that he 
Gfb^nsfo/iTO^''^d a family of eighteen Negroes for whom he had Ob- 
cresrea taiucd no Land Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres in Christ Church Parish bounding North on Land 
and granted Matthew ]\Iauve AA'est on Land of David Mon- 
taigut and on all other sides by vacant Land — 

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

Read a Petition of John Benson setting forth that he 

john^'Benson ^'^^^ lately come into the Province from South Carolina 

r^*^° ^"^^ with an Intent to Settle and was desirous to Obtain Land 

for that purpose Therefore praying for One hundred 

Acres of Land on Kenion's Creek about two Miles from 

and the house of John Rae Esq"" in Augusta to adjoin Land 

this day petitioned for by James Brewer 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (Jotli take out a Grant for the said 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 — 



260 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

% - 

Read a Petition of Clement Martin Sen"" setting forth 

cfemt°° Martin that he vvith his family was lately arrived in the Province 

r^d '''"^^and was desirous to Obtain a Tract of Land Therefore 

praying for Six hundred Acres upon or near the South 

and side of Turtle River to join two Tracts there lately laid 

out for Donald Mackay — 

Re;soi.ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^q^j^ ^^j^g q^^ ^ 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 bis Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Stevens setting forth that he 
Petition of had had ordered him at two Several times one thousand 

John Stevens 

^°^iooo Acres Acrcs of Land the first whereof was caveated by, and on 
an hearing allowed to, a former Petitioner ; and the other 
Stood caveated and he desired to relinquish the same 
Therefore praying* for in Lieu thereof two Tracts of five 
hundred Acres each the one Tract to be at the head 
of Lambert's Creek about two Miles from Jacob Helven- 
stine's present Plantation on the north side of Turtle River 
and the other Tract to be about two Ivliles from the said 
and Jacob Helvenstine's Old Cowpen at the head of the said 
Turtle River — 

Re;solved That on condition only 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 dates 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 Jane Barnard Widow setting forth 



Granted. 



AUGUST, 1767. 281 

Petition of '^^'^^^ ^^^^ ""^'^^ lately favoured with One thousand Acres of 
fOT^iooo"" Acres Land on Satilla but the Quantity was not to be found va- 
''^'^ cant at the Place where ordered Therefore praying for in 

Lieu thereof One thousand Acres on great Satilla at a 
Place called Barber Pole Bluff a Mile and half below the 
Cattle Ford to be laid out in two adjoining Tracts as she 
intended it for two of her Children — 



and 



Resolved 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 she 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 Thomas Maxwell setting forth that 
Thoi"°MaLeii he had had Lands granted him' in family Right but was 
rS/ '"''^^ desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase One hundred and fifty Acres on the 
*o* South Side of the Alatamaha River to adjoin Land there 
of William Mackintosh which he had purchased 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted ^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 IMonths from the Date tliereof 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 Douglass setting forth that he 

John' Douglass h^d had ordered him a Lot in Augusta a Fiat for which 

p^s^eld* *° had passed the Attorney general but the time was elapsed 

in Which a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore 

praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might 

be permitted to take out his JMajesty's Grant for the said 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Willm. Odam 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



Lot 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 Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Odam setting forth that he 
had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in the 
Parish of S*" George which had been surveyed and a Fiat 
for the Same passed by the Attorney general but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 
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 — 



Petition of 
Wm. McDonald 



Read a Petition of William M'^Donald setting forth that 
he had had two hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered 
pass ?ead* ^ ^'^^^'^ ^" S*' Gcorge's Parish which had been surveyed and a 
Fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney General but the 
time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been 
- taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
Lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his Maj- 



AUGUST, 1767. 263 

and 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, (joth 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 Coulson setting forth that 
Petition of he had had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of 

Thos. Coulson -' 

pTss^^f ^ L^"<^ ""^ ^he Parishes of S* George and S* Matthew which 
had been surveyed and a Fiat for the Same passed by the 
Attorney general but the time was elapsed in which a 
Grant ought to 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 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 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 Owen O'Daniel setting forth that 

owin°o'Daniei ^*^™^ ^^"""^ siucc he had had ordered him One thousand 

Sssretd*^ Acres of Land on Purchase on Savannah River in S* 

George's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plat 

thereof returned into the Surveyor General's Office but the 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Granted- 



time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor 
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 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 — 



Petition of 
John Nelson 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of John Nelson setting forth that he 
had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in the 
Parish of S' George which had been surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyor General's Office but the 
time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor 
General might be ordered to prepare 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 Morris setting forth that he 



and 



AUGUST, 1767. 265 

■Petition of had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land which 
Grant to pass had bccn surveycd and a Plan thereof returned into the 
Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor general might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (JQ^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 Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Alonths from the date 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 Williamson setting forth 
Petition of B. that he had had ordered him Some time Since One hun- 

Williamson for 

^^nt to pass (\i-Q.(\ Acres of Land in ^^'"^ Parish which had been sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor Gen- 
eral's Office but the time was elapsed in which a Grant 
ought to 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 
and the Surveyor 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 (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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Read a Petition of Thomas Peacock setting forth that 

Thol.'pUcock he had had heretofore ordered him two hundred Acres of 

pass read Land in S' John'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 ought to 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 Surveyor 

and' 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 (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 Thomas Howell setting forth that 
Thos.*°Howeii ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ heretofore ordered him One hundred and fifty 
passS* ^"^ Acres of Land in S' Matthew's Parish which had been 
surveyed and a Plat thereof returned into the Surveyor 
General's Office but the time was elapsed in which a Grant 
ought to 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 
and the Surveyor General might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



Granted. 



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 



AUGUST, 1767. 267 

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

Read a Petition of Aaron Pinson setting forth that he 

Atron'pinson ^^^^ ^^^<^ ^^^'o huudrcd Acres of Land in S' George's Parish 

pass^^d* ^ ordered him which had been surveyed and a fiat for the 

same passed by the Attorney General but the time was 

elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been taken out 

Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time 

he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 

a"d the said Land And that the Secretary might be ordered to 

prepare the Same — • 



Granted. 



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 — • 

Read a Petition of William Shirley setting forth that 
£f.ti*^°"o°L^. , he had had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land 

Willm. Shirley 

for Grant to -^yhereon he was settled in the Parishes of S' Paul and S*^ 

pass read 

George which had been surveyed and a fiat for the Same 
passed by the Attorney general but the time was elapsed 
in which a Grant ought to 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 — 

Resoeved That on Condition only 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 



268 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 Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Micajah Plummer setting forth that 
MichTiummer l^e had Obtained his Majesty's Grant for One hun- 
Gra^nf re^d dred and fifty Acres of Land in S' George's Parish but the 
Same had been Omitted to be register'd in due time There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of time the 
and Register might be ordered to enter the said Grant on rec- 
ord in his Office — 

Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted. granted and that the Register of Grants do' receive and 
Register the Same Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of John Gordon setting forth that long 
Petition of Since he had had ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres 

John Gordon 

for a new Pre- of Land ou S' Simou's Islaud at a Place called Gascoin's 

cept read 

Bluff which Warrant was expired in its Term and the 
Land not laid out Therefore praying that the Surveyor 
General might be enabled and ordered to issue a new Pre- 
and cept on the said Warrant that the Land might be surveyed 
and his Majesty's Grant taken out for the same — 

Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted, granted and that the Surveyor General do issue a new 
Precept on his said Warrant Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of James Mackay Esq'' setting forth 
Petition of that long since he Obtained a Warrant for an Island near 
for 400 & 500 Frcdcrica called lone Island then supposed to contain only 

Acres read '^ 

fifty iVcres And a few Months then after did also Obtam 
a Warrant for three hundred and fifty Acres of Land on 
S' Simon's Island both which Warrants were expired in 
their Term unexecuted Since which it appeared that long 
Island alone contains four hundred Acres That he had 
also a Warrant for five hundred Acres on the Buffelo 



AUGUST, 1767. 269 

Swamp which was expired and the Land not laid out 
Therefore praying for in Lien of the said three hundred 
and fifty Acres before ordered him and the fifty Acres on 
long Island he might Obtain a new Warrant for four hun- 
dred Acres on long Island aforesaid And that the Sur- 
and veyor General might be ordered to issue a new Precept on 
his Warrant for five hundred Acres on the Buffelo Swamp 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the pray- 
er of the said Petition is granted in Respect of the four 
hundred Acres on long Island And it is also ordered that 
the Surveyor General do issue a new Precept on the War- 
rant for surveying five hundred Acres on the Buffelo 
Swamp — • 

Read a Petition of James Spalding setting forth that 
l^tHion of^jsi. ii-, January last he Obtained Warrants for Surveying two 
r^ Precept hundred Acres of Land in family Right and One hundred 
and fifty Acres adjoining on Purchase which Warrants by 
unavoidable Incidents were expired in their Term and the 
Land not yet laid out Therefore praying that the Surveyor 
General might be enabled and ordered to issue new Pre- 
cepts on the said Warrants that the Land so ordered him 
and might be surveyed and a return thereof made that his 
Majesty's Grants for the Same may be Obtained — 

Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted, granted and that the Surveyor General do issue new Pre- 
cepts on the said Warrants Accordingly — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Morgan setting forth that 

Petition of -,■,,• /-m_ j_ • 

Tho8. Morgan hg had erected a Saw Mill and was desirous to Obtain a 

for Reserve of ~ ^ta ^tai r 

Land read Reserve of Land for a Supply of Timber Therefore pray- 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Granted. 



ing that he might have reserved for him for twelve 
Months five hundred Acres of Land on the South side of 
Briar Creek between the lower Ford and Land granted 
Richard Bagley — 

Ordered That the said Land be reserved for twelve 
Months as prayed for — 



Read a Petition of Kenred Braswell setting forth that 
Ken/°Brasweii heretofore he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of 
pass read Land iu S' Gcorgc's Parish which had been surveyed and 
a fiat for the same passed by the Attorney general but the 
time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 — 



and 



Postponed. OrderEd That the said Petition be postponed — 

Read a Petition of John Lynn setting forth that some 
Petition of ^^^ time ago his Son (who was since dead) had had ordered 
r^*''''^ ^*°^ himi three hundred Acres of Land in S*' David's Parish 
which Land had been surveyed and a Plat thereof returned 
into the Surveyor General's Office but the time was elapsed 
in which a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore 
praying that a Grant for the said Land might pass in the 
Petitioner's name And that the Surveyor General might 
be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that 
Purpose — ■ 



and 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed 'till the 
heir at Law has Notice — 



Petition of 
Wm. Gilbert 
for 200 Acres 
read 



Read a Petition of William Gilbert setting forth that 
he had Obtained a Warrant for running five hundred 
Acres of Land but only three hundred Acres thereof was 
found vacant Therefore praying for two hundred Acres 



AUGUST, 1767. 271 

being Hammocks of Oak Land adjoining the aforesaid 
and Tract of Land so ordered him at a Place called the Round- 
about on the north side great Satilla — 

Postponed. Ordered That the said Petition be postponed until 
George M'lntosh can be spoke with — 

Read a Petition of Jacob Hienley setting forth that he 

Petition of Ja- - , _-^, t « , • ' 

cob Hienley for was oue of the Ebeuezcr Inhabitants had had One hun- 
Purch. read drcd Acrcs of Land ordered him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain an Additional Tract Therefore praying for on Pur- 
chase One hundred and fifty Acres at Ebenezer to adjoin 
the one hundred Acres before ordered him — 



Rejected. OrderEd That the said Petition be rejected — 
. Read a Petition of Henry Cavenah setting forth that he 

Petition of , 1 , ^ 

Sriso^Ac'S ^^^^ "^ Years in the Province had had One hundred 

Purch. read Acrcs of Land granted him whereon he was settled and 
was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore 
praying for One hundred and fifty Acres on Purchase on 
the north side of Ogechee to adjoin the One hundred 
Acres before ordered him — 



and 



and 



Rejected. OrderHd That the Said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of Robert Kirkwood setting forth that 
Robt.Kirkwood he had been favoured with Land in family Right and was 
Purch. read dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase five hundred Acres of Pine Land on 
the South Side of little Satilla opposite the Mouth of 
Clarks Creek — 



Rejected. OrderEd That the said Petition be rejected — 



and 



272 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Letter from the Magistrates of Augusta touch- 
ing the Settlers on Httle River and the Indians in those 
parts, which Letter is as follows viz* 



Augusta 30*^ July 1767 



We are just now favoured with Yours of the 24^^ In- 
istratesof Au- staot in Auswcr to ours of the 20*'' it has ever been the 

gusta touching . ri/^iTi- • , r^ - 

the little River Jr'rectice of the Creek Indians coming to the Settlements 

Settlers and the •=■ 

Indians. to Steal and carry back horses of late they have gone 

greater Lengths and in an Open Manner drove off whole 
Stocks of the horses of Some of the People up the River 
killed their Cattle and Hogs before their Faces and desired 
them to remove off the Lands on little River — It was not 
till we were informed of this, and the Petition of the little 
River People was shown Us that we thought it necessary 
to trouble Your Excellency — 

The very next day after they dispatched the Messenger 
with their Petition thirteen of them went to the Indian 
Settlement on the Oconees and Yesterday we were in- 
formed that they had burnt the Settlement consisting of 
seven houses and brought off a few old Blankets some 
Kittles and Skins which they found in the houses and that 
they saw but one Indian who immediately made off — 

The Inconsistency of these People's behaviour an ^^'"^ 
the Consequences that may Attend it has given us not a 
little Uneasiness: we had no Opportunity of preventing- 
it as they were gone several days before we were ac- 
quainted with it, and we never imagined they would have 
thought of going till the Return of their Messenger when 
we would not have neglected taking proper Steps to pre- 
vent them — 

An oi^pertunity offering we thought it necessary to Ac- 



AUGUST, 1767. 273 

quaint you of this we shall Send for Some of the People 
that have been out and examine them further And by the 
next Opportunity ('''"^ shall transmit you their Names — 

We are Sir, Your Most Obed' humble Serv" 

Jamds Jackson 
Peter Waesh 
Edward Barnard 
Thomas Waters 

Whereupon his Excellency Acquainted the Board that 
prepare I Let- he had prepared a Letter to the Magistrates at Augusta 
ordering them directly to issue their Warrants for the Ap- 
prehending as many as possible of the People who had 
been guilty of the Above Outrage, and that they do com- 
mit to Jail three or four of the principal of them against 
whom the clearest Evidence can be Obtained, which the 
Board approved off — 

His Excellency also Communicated to the Board the 
Talk Avhich he had prepared to be sent to the Creek Na- 
tion in Respect of the Above affair which said Talk was 
read approved and is as follows — 

Copy of Talk to the Creek Nation 

Friends & Brothers 

Since writing my Talk of the 30"' of last Month I have 
Also a Talk to received an Account from M"" Barnard and other beloved 

the Creek Na- 
tion. Men at Augusta that some of the Straggling White Peo- 
ple above Augusta being provoked by having their horses 
Cattle and hogs Stolen and carried away by Some of your 
People went to the Oconees to the Settlement I have men- 
tioned in the following Talk, and finding no body there 
but one Indian who went away immediately on their com- 
ing, they burnt the Indian Huts or Houses, but as I have 
heard nothing of this Matter 'till Yesterday and dont 

18 c r— Tol 10 



274 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

yet know whether I have been told the whole truth, all 
I can say is that I am very sorry any of the white people 
within my Government should behave in Such a Manner : 
and that I have Sent orders to M"" Barnard and the Other 
beloved Men at Augusta to apprehend the people who it 
is Suspected have been guilty of this Misbehaviour and 
Breach of the Treaty Subsisting between us. and to send 
them here to Savannah and you may depend upon it that 
they shall be strictly prosecuted and punished with the 
Utmost Severity that the Laws of the \\^hite People will 
admit O'f It gives me much Concern that this rash Action 
has been committed but you must well know that it was 
not in my Power, at this great distance from the Place 
were ^^'"^ those people live, and the Oconee, to prevent an 
Injury being done especially one that was Actually com- 
mitted eight or ten days before I know ^^""^ or heard any 
thing of it : and you may be assured I will punish them 
for it, and that you shall have full Justice done you on 
this Occasion Agreeable to^ the Treaty — I hope you will 
have due regard tO' my Talk of the 30*'' July and as much 
as possible prevent your people coming down amongst 
the white People as you see the Inconvenience and Dan- 
ger of their doing so and taking away the white people's 
Horses Cattle and Hogs — 

Savannah in Georgia 5'^ Aug* 1767 

Ja: Wright 

The talk also which his Excellency at a Council held 
on the 29'*" July last had proposed to send to the Creek 
Nation upon the Complaint of the Settlers on little River 
and parts Adjacent was read at the same time and in- 
tirely approved of and is as follows viz* 



AUGUST, 1767. 275 

Talk to the Creek Nation 

Friends and Brothers 

On the 24'" of this Month I received a Complaint in 
c^l^k'NaTio^^^'riti^g from thirty five of the Inhabitants between 
on mh July ^^g^^g^^ ^j-,^ littlg j^j^.gj. setting forth that some of your 

People have made a Small Settlement on the Oconee River 
from whence they come into the Settlement aforesaid 
and also to the Settlements on Bryar Creek and that they 
or some other Indians have at Several times and for 
some ]\Ionths past Stolen many horses &' from the white 
people and carried them to the Indian Settlement at the 
Oconee River aforesaid : That lately five of the White 
People went after the Indians to that Settlement in Order 
to get their horses back again, and not getting near the 
Settlement 'till Night they lay by at a Small distance, 
that in the Night one of their dogs barked and immedi- 
ately the Indians set up the War-hoop and fired Several 
Guns, the Bullets from which were heard to Strike the 
Trees and Canes where the White Men were, on which 
they returned home again without going to the said 
Settlement to demand their horses or Speaking to any 
of the Indians— And the said White People in their Com- 
plaint further set forth that they have been informed 
that upwards of twenty more Indians were to set out 
from your Nation in Order to kill and destroy all the 
Stocks on the little River Settlement and disturb the In- 
habitants in that Part of this Province in their Settle- 
ments and Plantations — 

Friends and Brothers 

I am very sorry I have any Occasion to make any 
Complaint to you on this Account, but you very well know 
that by the fourth Article of the Treaty made by me 
with the Other three Governours and Superintendent 



276 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

and all your head Men that were at Ans^usta in Novem- 

Indian Talk "^ , ^ 

continued, ^gj- 1 763, and which has been since Solemnly approved 
and confirmed by your Whole Nation, It was agreed 
that the Boundary between the English Settlement and 
your Hunting Grounds in that Part of the Countrey 
should be known and Settled by a Line extending up 
Savannah River to little River and back tO' the fork 
of little River, and from the fork O'f little River to 
the Ends of the South Branch of Briar Creek, and 
down that Branch to the lower Creek Path, and 
along the lower Creek Path tO' the main stream of 
Ogechee River and so on as in the said Treaty is 
mentioned and expressed, And you also- very well 
know that by the third Article of the said Treaty 
it is expressly agreed, on your Part "That the In- 
dians belonging to your Nation would in all Cases and 
upon all Occasions do full and ample Justice to the Eng- 
lish, and that you would do your utmost to prevent any 
of your People from giving any disturbance or doing 
any damage to them in their Settlements or elsewhere — 
either by Stealing their horses killing their Cattle or 
otherwise, or by doing' them any personal hurt or Injury 
and that if any damage be done Satisfaction shall be made 
for the same to the Party injured." — I know perfectly 
well that I have taken the Utmost Care and pains that 
all the White people should conform and conduct them- 
selves agreeable to the said Treaty, and that none of them 
Should Settle over the Bounds on your hunting Ground, 
and have sent Parties to- see that none did ; and if any 
had been found there, I should have destroyed their 
houses and punished them for so doing: And I have 
taken great Care that no abuses in the Settlements or 
damage whatever should be committed or done to any of 
the Indians : And when one of your People was killed 
near Satilla by three run away Negroes from Carolina I 
immediately set out after the Negroes apprehended them,. 



Indian Talk 
continued. 



AUGUST, 1767. 277 

and tliey were all put to death, as I acquainted you in 
my Talk sent up by ^.P Mackintosh in January last: and 
all these things you must very well know and be sensi- 
ble are true, and that I have always been ready to do you 
full Justice and will do so on all Occasions — The white 
people about little River and Briar Creek, as far as I 
know or ha\-e heard, live peaceably and quietly and em- 
ploy themselves in planting- and taking Care of their 
Stocks of horses and Cattle, and whicli they have a 
Right to do in all Places within the Bounds agreed upon 
by the Treaty aforesaid: And I must not Suffer any 
Indians to disturb them or their Plantations or to Steal 
their horses an<l Cattle if any white people were to Steal 
the hores and Cattle of Other white People by our Laws 
they would be hanged, and a White Man is to be hanged 
here at Savannah to Morrow for Stealing an horse — ■ 
But with respect to your People I now make my Com- 
plaint to you Agreeable to the Treaty and shall expect 
that you immediately inquire into it and make them 
deliver back the horses they have Stolen, and that you 
take Care to prevent their Stealing any more, or giving 
the White People who are Settled on little River and 
Briar Creek any further disturbance, or doing them any 
Injury or damage wdiatever I do not Charge the whole 
Nation with this Injury and Breach of the Treaty as I 
am informed it was done by a Party that was settled in 
the Oconees, or some Other straggling Indians : but I 
apply to the \Miole Nation or Head Men to restrain the 
Offenders and thereby to keep the Path strait and White 
between us, and not let our Peace and Friendship be in- 
terrupted and broke by some fe\y bad Man ^'"^ Amongst 
you, and the better to effect this I would Strongly recom- 
mend it to you not to Suffer any of your People to Settle 
on the Oconee River, or have any Scattering Settlements 
about in the \\'oods, especially near the White people, 
but to keep together in your Towns in the Nation and 



278 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



indianTaik ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^°^ great a distance to go Often Amongst 
continued, the White People to disturb or do them any damage — 
What I require of you you must see and be well con- 
vinced is only common Justice, and what the White 
People have an absolute and indisputable Right to de- 
mand and Obtain and you must also Clearly See and be 
convinced that it is for your own Benefit and Advantage 
to comply with my demand for the terms of the Treaty 
are that on your performing it on your Part the Great 
King's Subjects shall furnish you with goods of all kinds 
to Supply your Wants, and without having Guns and Am- 
munition what deer could you kill? and how could you 
cloath your Selves and your Women and Children if you 
had not goods from us, for where can you now get these 
things but from the great King George's Subjects the 
White People ? Seeing therefore that my demand is not 
only intirely just and reasonable, but also clearly for 
your own Interest and Welfare, I have not the least 
doubt but you will immediately and cheerfully inquire 
into the Matters I complain of and order your People to 
break up the Settlement on the Oconees and return to 
the Nation, and prevent Mischief being b|e be ^^^"^ done by 
any of your People for the future, and you may depend 
on being well Supplied with Goods and receiving every 
other Mark of Friendship from me — 

J A : Wright 
Savannah in Georgia 
30*^^ July 1767 

Ordered That a further Reserve of two hundred 
200 acres re- Acrcs of Land, by continuing the back Lines of three 
oFport Argyll! hundred Acres already laid out, be made On Ogechee for 

Slid 1000 £Lci*6S 

granted his Ex- the usc of Fort Arg^de ; and that his Excellency the 

celly. adjoining 

thereto. Govcmour might have One thousand Acres of vacant 

Land granted him in family Right on Ogechee between 
the said reserved Land for the Use of the Fort and Land 
of Moses Nunes — 



AUGUST, 1767. 



279 



appoifte"^ju3- Ordered That James Forrester be appointed one of 
john's'pfrish. liis Majesty's Justices for the Parish of S' John — 

Ordered That a Warrani do issue for surveying- 
totay 00*^1^400 four hundred Acres of Land for the Use of the PubHc 
Miik'liuff for at Butter Milk Bhiff out of a Tract of Land there already 

public Uses. 

granted Jermyn and Charles Wright Escf — 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Sfrants viz* 



Grants signed. 



To John Barber 250 Acres ] 

John Jones 200 Acres 
James Brantley 150 Acres J 



[ S' Andrew's Parish — 



William Burney 150 Aci"es 
John Cattlet 200 Acres 
Thomas Lamb 150 Acres 
Benjamin Orr 100 Acres 
William Porter 100 Acres 
John Reeves 250 Acres | 

Mordecai Sheftall i,coo Acres | 
Isaac \A^imberly 100 Acres J 



>■ S' George's Parish- 



T • 1 T^- 1 \ -50 Acres 

Josiah Dickson | j^^ Acres 

John Patten ^ 

& V 700 Acres 

Rich*^* Thompson ) 
Robert Hudson 200 Acres 
William Powell 150 Acres 
Richard vScruggs 200 Acres 



> S' Matthew's Parish 



J 



Benjamin Johnson 150 Acres 
Joseph Johnson 200 Acres 

James Read Esq' 1250 Acres }^ S' Philip's Parish- 
Israel Raser 100 Acres J 



Wilhani Simp- |i200 AcresJ ^,^^^,,3,3 p^^^^^ 
son Esci"^ ICO Acres 



280 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Grants signed. 



Accounts 
audited. 



Hannah Sheftall Widow 

150 Acres 
Mordecai & Levi Sheftall \ Christ Church Parish — 

45 Acres J 

To Mary Gilbert Widow 1000 Acres S' Mary's Parish — 

James Stewart 300 Acres S' David's Parish — 

Sundry Accounts relative to Contingent Expenses of 
the General Assembly were laid before the Board audited 
entred in the Book of Accounts kept for that Purpose and 
ordered for Payment — 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Wednesday the 5^*" August 
1767 



Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

James Habersham 

Noble Jones 

Francis Harris 

James Mackay 
The Hon^'^ { James Edw' Powell |- Esq'" 
I Grey Elliott ' 
I Clement Martin 
I James Read 
i John Graham 



Caveat's heard and determined as follows viz' 



On a Caveat this day heard It is Ordered that the Sur- 

Presbeterian 

(s>«=) ^. , veyor General do cause a Resurvey to be made of a Tract 

congregation of •^ •' 

PoViiv.'^*^^^'^ of Land said to contain Seven hundred Acres in S' An- 



Pariah 



the^raow drew's Parish and heretofore reserved for the Rev*^ 
Archibald Simpson ; and on return thereof that a Grant 



Spry & 
others. 



AUGUST, 1767. 281 

for the same do pass In Trust for ttie Use of the said Con- 
gregation of S' Andrew's Parish — 

On a Caveat this day heard It is Ordered tliat his 
Daniel Dere- Majcstv's Grant for One hundred and fifty Acres at New 



zeaux 



Chari^^Pace Savannah, heretofore ordered and Surveyed for Charles 
Pace do pass to George Galphin In Trust for the Children 
of the said Derezeaux and that the Surveyor General do 
prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 

On a Caveat this day heard It is Ordered that his 
ThoBias^Nash :\Iajest}''s Grant for two hundred and fifty Acres on 
Joseph Brant- ^j^g j^^^j.^j^ gj^jg ^f gj-j^j. (;^j.ggj^ ^^^^^. j^^j^^ q£ j^mes Brant- 
ley and heretofore ordered the said Joseph Brantley do 
pass to and in the Name of the said Thomas Nash and 
that the Surveyor General do prepare and certify a Plan 
thereof for that purpose 

On a Caveat this day heard It is Ordered that his 
^^^""A^t!"^"" Majesty's Grant for three hundred Acres heretofore 
Sami. savery. ordered tlic Said Savery on great Ogechee River as an 
elapsed Plat, but before that time laid out for the said 
Randon ; do pass to and in the Name of the said Samuel 
Savery and that the Secretary do prepare the Grant 
Accordingly from a Fiat already lodged in his Ofiice — 

On a Caveat this day heard It is Ordered that his 
Darby Donno- Majcsty's Grant for two hundred and fifty Acres at Lon- 

van -^ 

T V -t^ don Bluff heretofore ordered and Surveyed for lohn 

John Young. ' -' 

Young do pass to and in the Name of the said Young 
and that the Secretary do prepare the same — 

On a Caveat this day heard It is Ordered that his 
John Conyers Alajestv's Grant for Two hundred Acres heretofore 

Agt. 

John Muiiryne ordered and Sur\-eyed for the said John Conyers do pass 
to and in the Name of John Muiiryne and that the Sec- 
retary do prepare the Same — 



282 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

On a Caveat this day heard It is Ordered that his 
Tonde^&others Majcsty's Grant for a fifty Acre Lot on Shidoway (^'^> 
m. or on. jgj^j^^^ Originally allotted Thomas Mouse long since de- 
ceased do pass to and in the Name of William' Norton 
Jun"" and that the Surveyor general do' prepare and cer- 
tify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



On a Caveat this day heard It is Ordered that his 
James Wood- Majesty's Grant for One hundred Acres lying between 
Paui^li^iton. Land of the said Woodland and William Clark and 
lately ordered the said Fulton do pass to and in the Name 
of the said James Woodland on his reimburseing the 
said Fulton by the i^^ Septem"" next all the Expenses 
he has been at concerning the Same Otherwise the Grant 
of the said Land then to pass to and in the Name of 
the said Paul Fulton and that the Surveyor General do 
prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose — 

On reading again a Petition of Samuel Fulton preferred 
Wart. issued2d. on the t"" dav of luly last and postponed It is Ordered" 

June last for ' .'.'.; i i 

A^ef to^Lack! ^'""^^ ^ Warrant do issue for laying out to the said Sam- 
^ued!"a°nd t'he ^^^1 Fultou Ouc huudrcd Acrcs of Land on Purchase at 
dered irmi."^' Cat head Creek between Land granted George Kidd and 
Isaac Lines the said Land being the Same Piece for 
which a Warrant of Survey was ordered to issue on 
the Second of June last to Lachlan Mackintosh which 
Warrant is hereby recalled — 



Fulton. 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 283 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the i'' of Sept^ 
1767— 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

f James Habersham ] 
I Noble Jones | 

I Francis Harris | 

The Hon^" \ Jonathan Bryan \ Esq" 
I Tames Edw^ Powell 
I Grey Elliott 
[ James Read 

Read a Petition of Pryde Williams setting forth tb.at 
Sydtwimams he had been about two Years in the Province had had 
for^ioo Acres ^^^ ^^^^^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres of Pine Land in S' Matthew's Parish to adjoin 
Land of Robert Hudson and Richard Scruggs on Savan- 
nah Ri\'er — 



and 



Granted. 



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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Matthew Mauve setting forth that 

Petition of he had had granted him three hundred Acres of Land 

Mtuve^'for 500 ^^(^ ^y^s desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 

a Wife and fourteen Negroes Therefore praymg for m 

family Right five hundred and fifty Acres on little Sa- 



284 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

and tilla Opposite to Lands of Lockerman a little above 
Clark's Creek — 

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 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 — 

Petition of Read a Petition of William Johnson setting forth that 

for 200 Acres he had becu in the Province about four Years had had 
no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having a Wife and one Negro Therefore 
praying for two hundred Acres on Brushy Creek near 
Lands ordered David Emanuel Jun"" 



read 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted to join Land of David 
Emanuel Jun"" — 

Read a Petition of William Burney setting forth that 
wiiim°"B°urney ^^ ^^^ ^^^ granted him One hundred and fifty Acres 
r^d^^° ^"^^ of Land and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife and three Children Therefore praying 
for One hundred and fifty Acres on Walker's big Creek 
at the Mouth of the Hickory Branch about three Miles 
from Land ordered Reason Whitehead — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. fjotli take out 3. Grant for the sadd Land within seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also- reg^ister the 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 285 

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 Joachim Zubly Clerk setting 
j^*zubiy^foT' ^o^th that he had a Wife three Children and thirty nine 
600 Acres read gi^ygs j^j^j \^^^ ]^^(i j^g^j- twelve hundred Acres of Land 

granted him and was desirous to^ Obtain an Additional 
Tract Therefore praying for six hundred Acres on 
Spanish Creek about twelve ]^-Iiles from great Satilla 
Cattle Ford — 



and 



ResoIvVEd 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' 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 provided the same is not above 
the Indian Line — 

Read a Petition of James Beckham setting forth that 
Petition of Jas. he had bccu in the Province about Six Months had had 

Beckham for 

400 Acres read j^o Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having a Wife and five Children There- 
and fore praying for four himdred Acres on a Branch of 
Brushy Creek within two Aliles of David Emanuel — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
I^Ionths 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 to join Land this day ordered 
John Wells — 



286 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Catherine Pool setting forth that 

cltharinePooie she had been three Years in the Province had had no 

r^d ^^^^ Land granted her and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation having four Children Therefore praying for 

One hundred and fifty Acres lying between Land of 

and James Gray and John Thornhill on the north side of 

Briar Creek — 



Granted. 



ResoIvVKd That on Condition only 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 to join either of the Lines — 



Read a Petition of Isaac Wood setting forth that he 
Petition of h^d had granted him One hundred Acres of Land and 
loricres re^d was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife a Child and four Negroes Therefore praying for 
One hundred Acres lying On M^Bean's Swamp adjoin- 
ing M'^Bean's Creek — 



and 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 Solomon Boykin setting forth that 
Petition of Sol. he had had ordered him in May last One hundred and 

Boykin for 800 "^ 

^resread f^fty Acrcs ou the Bcaver Dam which he desired to re- 
sign and Obtain other Land in lieu thereof having a 
Wife seven Children and one Negro Therefore praying 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 287 

for in Lieu thereof three hundred Acres on the South 
Side Briar Creek adjoining his own Land and Land of 
John Wells— 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^\q^\^ ^^\^q 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 — 

Read a Petition of John Howell Sen"" setting forth that 

john^°Howeii ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ granted him in March Last One hundred 

read^^° "^"^^ Acrcs of Land on Purchase adjoining partly east on his 

own Land but when he came to Sui*vey it found that the 

Quantity was not Sufficient to take in what Land he 

wanted Therefore praying that he might Resign the old 

and Warrant and Obtain a new One for One hundred and 

fifty Acres to adjoin his own Land — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted j^^j^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from 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 Josiah Tatnell setting forth that 

filhTa'tnefiforl'ie had had Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 

500 Acres read ^^^.^^ ^^ Additional Tract Therefore praying for in family 

and Right five hundred Acres of Land and Marsh on great 

Tybee Island — 

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



288 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition O'f Peter Grienier setting forth that he 
ter*Grienterfor ^^^^ ^^^ Ordered him in May last five hundred Acres of" 
460 Acres read j^^^d which was fouud uot to be vacaut Therefore pray- 
ing for in Lieu thereof four hundred and fifty Acres on 
horse Creek on the north side of Ogechee lying between 
and 3^ Matthew's and S*" George's Parish including the Set- 
tlement of one William Powell — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of James Cooke setting forth that he 
Petition of was lately come into the Province had had no Land 

James Cooke •' 

reld^*^° -^•^'^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having two Sons Therefore praying for two 
hundred Acres lying on the South Side of Ogechee be- 
and low the Waluut Level joining the Lower Line of one 
Dickson — 

Resolved 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 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 — 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 289 

Read a Petition of Joseph Humphries setting forth 
nShreys for that he had been ten Months in the Province had had 
250 Acres read ^^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having a Wife and two Children There- 
fore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres on Briar 
*"•* Creek about three quarters of a Mile above Land of 
Gilshott Thomas — 

Resolved 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 register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
^- ithin 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 John Wells setting forth that he 
john'weUs for ^^^'^ ^^^ ^""^^^ hundrcd 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 a Branch of Brushy Creek within 
three Miles of David Emanuel Jun'' 



100 Acres read 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted (jgth take out 3. Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also resrister 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 to join Land this day ordered 
William Johnson — 

Read a Petition of James Johnston setting forth that 

Johnston for he had a Wife a Child and five Negroes for whom he 

never had Obtained any Land Therefore praying for 

and four hundred and fifty Acres on the North side of great 

Ogechee adjoining Land of Abraham Odam Jun' 

19 c r -vol 10 



290 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

ResoIvVKd That on Condition only 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 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 Lamon setting forth that 

Petition of he had been some time in the Province had had Land 

(sic) granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 

far 100 Acres ^ 

»«ad Tract having a Wife three Children and one Negro 

Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on the South 
and side of great Satilla where to be found vacant in Saint 
Mary's Parish — 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd 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 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 at Buf- 
felo Ford four Miles from where he then lived — 

Read a Petition of John Steffard setting forth that 
Petitionof jno. he had been twelve Months in the Province had had no 

steffard for 150 

Acres read Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having a Wife and Eight Children There- 
fore praying for in family Right One hundred and fifty 
and Acres lying on the South Side of great Ogechee River 
between Land of James Fordice and one Williamson — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petition- 
Granted, er doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Montns from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grants in the Resfisters Office of the said Province 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 291 

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 WilHam Saunders setting forth 
Wm*'saSnders ^'^'^^ ^^^ ^^^*^^ been in the Province two Years and a half 
for^oo acres ^^^ j-^^^j ^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain Land for Cultivation having a Wife and one Negro 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres on the South 
side of great Satilla at or a little below Lands granted 
^^^ Kelsall Darling and Munro to include a Hammock there 
being 

ResoIvVED 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 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 to join Land of Kelsall 
Darling and Munro — 

Read a Petition of John Remshart setting forth that 

Rlmihart for ■ l"*^ was One of the Ebenezer Inhabitants had had One 

150 Acres read ]-,yj^(^|j-g(i Acrcs of Land granted him and was desirous 

to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife and two 

Children Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty 

»n<^ Acres at Ebenezer to adjoin the Mill Land and Land of 

John George Swiger — 

ResgIvVED 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 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. 



292 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Bartholomew Farrow setting forth 

slrt^'Tarrer that he had had granted him two hundred Acres of Land 

for 100 Acres and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 

a Wife and three Children Therefore praying for in 

family Right One hundred Acres lying on the South 

^^^ branch of Sapalo joining the north Line of John 

Bameby — " 

Re;soi.ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 Majes- 
ty 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 

GUshoTThomas ^""^ ^'''^^ ^^^" Somc Years in the Province had had Land 

r^^'^ ^'^^^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 

Tract having a Wife five Children and two Negroes 

Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres upon 

Briar Creek joining Land heretofore ordered him which 

and Land was ordered to Matthew Mushan who since had 

left the Province and was elapsed — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, (^gtli take out a Grant for the said 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 M'Currie setting forth 

And*^McCurrie that he had had Land granted him and was desirous to 

for|oo Acres Qbtaiu au Additional Tract having Six Negroes for 

whom he had Obtained no Land Therefore praying for 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 



293 



and 



in family Rig-ht three luindred Acres in Hallifax dis- 
trict joining Land of William W'ehb and John Gasper 
Griner — 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd 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 — 



Petition of 
Thos. Blake- 
man for 150 
Acres read 



and 



Read a Petition of Thomas Blakeman setting forth 
that he was settled in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife a Child and four Negroes There- 
fore praying for in family Right One hundred and fifty 
Acres upon the South side of Ogechee about two IMiles 
above Land of one Batcher — 



Resolved 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 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 Todd setting forth that he 
john*°Todd for ^^^^^ ^^^^ granted him One hundred Acres of Land and 
150 Acres read ^^^^ dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife three Children and two Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred and fifty Acres in S'' Andrew's 
and Parish to join the One hundred Acres already granted 
him upon a Bluff called Keeler's Bluff — 



ResgIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



294 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



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 Crawford setting forth 

Thos!c>awford ^^^^^ ^^ ^"^^^ lately come into the Province had had no 

i^d^ ^"""^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation having one Son Therefore praying for One 

hundred and fifty Acres Lying on a big Creek on the 

*nd South side of Ogechee River and the South Side of the 

said Creek joining the trading Path — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 Provided it be not on the Indian 
Line and that he produces a Certificate of his Charac- 
ter- 
Read a Petition of William' Gilbert setting forth that 
Petition of he had heretofore Obtained a \\^arrant of Survey for 

Wm. Gilbert for 

200 Acres read five hundred Acres of Land at a Place called the Round 
about were ^"''^ Richard Hazzard formerly made an Im- 
provement that three hundred Acres only were found va- 
cant except Some Small Pieces of Hamocky Land ad- 
joining the east Line and some vacant Hammocks near 
the Same which would make up the first ordered Quan- 
and tity or near it Therefore praying for the said vacant Land 
to compleat the Warrant within one plat — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 295 

Granted. "^^"^^^^ ^akc out a Grant for tlie said 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 Adam Trientlen setting forth 

j.^A/Trieutien that he had had Land granted him and was desirous to 

read """^^ Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore praying for in 

family Right One hundred Acres lying on the South side 

^^^ of Ogechee River between Land of Benjamin Johnson 

and Land of Joseph Johnson — 

Resolved 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 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 join either of the John- 
son's — 

Read a Petition of Andrew Whitefield setting forth 
Petition of that hc had been near fifteen Years in the Province had 

And.Whitefield 

for 100 Acres \^^^\ j-^q Land orranted him and was desirous to Obtain 

read d 

Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres in S^ George's Parish on Great Ogechee 
and River at a place called the Ash Spring being Land here- 
tofore ordered David Cavenah and w^as elapsed — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted ^oth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 



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Petition of 
Eliz. Burney 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Rob- Bras well 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted, 



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

Read a Petition of EHzabeth Burney setting forth that 
she had had ordered her One hundred Acres of Land in 
S' George's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plat 
thereof returned into the Surveyor General's Office but 
the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor 
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 she 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 Robert Braswell setting forth that 
he had had heretofore ordered him One hundred Acres 
of Land in S' George's Parish which had been surveyed 
and a fiat for the Same passed' by the Attorney general 
but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Ihat 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- 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 297 

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 Ludwig Erntz setting forth that 
Petition of heretofore he had liad ordered him fifty Acres of Land 

Ludwig Erntz 

pass^rSd* *° ""^ S^ Matthew's Parish which had l^een surveyed and a 
Fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney general but 
the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 — 



and 



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 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 Blyth setting forth that here- 
PeterBiythfor tofore hc had had ordered him four hundred Acres of 

Grant to pass ■ r\ 

Land in S' Matthew's Parish which had been surveyed 
and a Fiat passed by the Attorney general but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to- 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 — ■ 



read 



and 



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- 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



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 David Montgomery setting forth 
Montgome^^* ^^^^^ heretofore he had had ordered him two hundred 
pass^Sd* ^^ Acres of Land in S' George's Parish which had been 
surveyed and a Fiat for the Same passed by the Attor- 
ney general but the time was elapsed in which a Grant 
ought to have been taken out Therefore praying that 
notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might be permit- 
ted 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. ^^^^ ^^^.^ ^^^^ ^ 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 Peter Sliterman setting forth that 
Petition of p. heretofore he had had ordered him One hundred Acres 
Grant to pass of Land near Cherokee hill between Lands of Ambras 

read 

Barr and Lewis Johnson which had been surveyed and 
returned into the Surveyor General's Office but the time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General 
and might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that purpose — 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 299 

Resolved 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 James Lamon setting forth that 
Petition of heretofore he had had ordered him One hundred Acres 

James Lemon 

. ^ .¥'^^ of Land in S' Mary's Parish which had been surveyed 

for Grant to -' -' 

pass read ^^^ ^ pj^l- £qj- ^^q Same passcd by the Attorney general 
but the time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 
have been taken out 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 tlie 
Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. dotli 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 Nash setting forth that 
Petition of , heretofore he had had ordered him three hundred Acres 

Thos. Nesh for, 

r^r ^^'""*"* of Land on the South Side Briar Creek adjoining Land 
of Robert House and near Land of James Brantley for 
wdiich he had a Warrant in January Last but before he 
had time to Survey it Joseph Brantley surveyed it by an 
Older Warrant and took in a piece of Robert Houses 
Land That the said Nash entred a Caveat against the 
said Joseph Brantley and got the Land Therefore pray- 



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and 



ing for a new Warrant for the said Land as the Old one 
being out of date and not Suiting to take it out on 
Brantley's Works as he had Sun^eyed ahnost One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres of Land of RolDert House — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli take out a Grant 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 Thomas Flyming setting forth that 
Petition of he had had Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 

Thos Flyming "" b 

Land^r?aT''°^ an Additional Tract for the Use of a Saw Mill There- 
fore praying that One thousand Acres near Mount Pleas- 
and ant to adjoin Land already granted him might be re- 
served for Eighteen Months — 

Ordered That five hundred Acres of Land be re- 

500 acres re- 
served, served for tweh^e Months 



Petition of 
Geo. Delegal 
for 500 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of George Delegal setting forth that 
he had had five hundred Acres of Land granted him 
and was desirous to Obtain an additional Tract having 
a Wife and Sixteen Slaves Therefore praying for five 
hundred x^cres at the head of Turtle River near Land 
granted at th.e last Board to John Stevens — 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed the 
Petitioner not Attendinsf 



Read a Petition of Richard Fitzpatrick setting forth 
pftzpatHc^k for ^bat he was settled in the Province had had no Land 
150 Acres read g.j-^i-,|-ej i-^jj-j-j ^j-^,^ ^^,^5 desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife and four Children Therefore 



and 



Postponed. 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 301 

praying for One hundred and fifty Acres upon the South 
side of great Ogechee butting and bouncHng Ijetween 
Land of Ehsha Butler and JNToses Nunes — 

Ordered That the said Petition be postponed the 
Petitioner not attending 

Read a Petition of John Morris setting forth that he 
Petition of 'vvas Settled in the Province and was desirous to Obtain 

John Moms for 

p^rch^r^d Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for on Purchase 
for a Cowpen One hundred Acres in S' George's Parish 
anj between Lands granted David Cavenah and Charles Wat- 
son Escf and between the great Pond on Ogechee River — 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed the 
Petitioner not attending — 



Read a Petition of William Taylor setting forth that 

Petition of . ■' ^ 

^■'^A J^y'o^* he had been sometime in the Province and was desirous 

for 200 Acres 

read ^q Obtain Land for Cultivation having a ^^'ife and a 

Child Therefore praying for two hundred Acres lying on 
the Beaver dams joining Land of one John Mercer — 



and 



Postponed. OrderEd That the said Petition be postponed the 
Petitioner not Attending — 



Read a Petition of Mordecai Sheftall and Levi Shef- 
Petition of M. tall Setting forth that they were the Prior Tudo-ment 

&L Sheftall . ° ■' ^ & 

for Barrel's Creditors of John Barrel late of Savannah deceased and 

Land read -' 

that the said deceased had had a Warrant for about Sev- 
enty Acres of Land at or near Acton the Plat whereof 
was returned but the said John Barrel died before the 
grant for tlie Same was perfected Therefore praying that 
a Grant for the same might pass to them or to grant 
such other Relief in the Premisses as should be tought 



and 



PoBtponed. OrderEd That the said Petition bje postponed — 



302 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Thomas Smart setting forth that 
Thomas Smart he had been Six Months in the Province had had no Land 

for 200 Acres . . /-ni • t r ^ i 

read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 

tivation having a Wife and one Negroe Therefore pray- 
ing for in family Right two hundred Acres lying on the 
and Beaver dams joining the Upper Line of Thomas Coul- 

son — 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the said Petition be postponed the 
Petitioner not attending — 

Read a Petition of Mark Ratliff setting forth that he 

Mlrk°Ratdiff was Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 

for 150 Acres him and was desirous tO' Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having a Wife and two Children Therefore praying for 

and One hundred and fifty Acres upon the White Mares 

pond joining M"" M'^Daniel's Land — 

Postponed," OrdEREd That the said Petition be postponed the 
Petitioner not Attending — 

Read a Petition of Richard Mims setting forth that 
Petition of hc was lately come into the Province had had nO' Land 

Richd. Mims -^ 

r^^°° ^"®^ granted him and was desirous tO' Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife and a Child Therefore praying 
for in family Right One hundred Acres upon the South 
side of Ogechee upon a Branch called Jumping Gully 
about a Mile below Land petitioned for this day by 
Thomas Blakeman — 



and 



Rejected. OrdEREd That the said Petition be rejected — 

His Excellency the Governour laid before the Board 
A Letter read a Letter of M"" Gcorge Galphin Relating to the Indians 

fm Mr. Galphin --, , , ^~ -^ . -r-r •, , 

relative to the Settled upou Ocouce Rivcr whose Hutts were lately 

Indians whose 

Hute^were burnt by the Settlers' on little River And also inclosing 
.a talk sent by those Indians to the Nation a List of the 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 303 

gcKDcls lost by them on this Occasion was also Inclosed 
and a demand was made of a Cagg- of Rum for each of 
Recompense or- the Indian Houscs Burnt, the Board taking- into Con- 
dfans. sideration the friendly appearance of the Talk Sent by 

them to the Nation Unanimously advised his Excellency 
to ha\e the Quantity of Rum demanded by them fur- 
nished by M"" Galphin on the Governments Ace' — 

Mention, being also made in the Same Letter that the 
propSesllhat Inc^i^ns Understood the line proposed to be run in pur- 
disiSd^to" issuance of the Treaty at Augusta in 1763 should go from 
boundary "Line the Fork of Uptou's Creek upon little River instead of 

is settled be^ 

tween us and (w^hcre is geucraly understood) the Fork about twentv 

the Indians. ^ . ° ^ . ^ 

five Miles further up the said River by which Means 
]\Iany of the Tracts of Land already Granted will be on 
the Indian Side of the Line His Excellency proposed to 
the Board that M"" Galphin and some other Gentlemen 
should be desired to attend when the said Line is Run 
in Order if possible to Convince the Indians that the 
upper fork was understood at the Treaty to be the place 
from whence the said Line should begin and to have the 
said Line Run Accordingly which the Board Unani- 
mously approved of — 

A Petition of Sundry Families to prevent Residents 

ikmic^sof^^ in Orange County in the Province of North Carolina 

ktver ordered^ '^'-it lately from Pensylvania w-as presented to the Board 

for^sund^^*^ and read setting forth that they were desirous to remove 

North Carolina, into and bccomc Settlers in this Province and praying 

that a Reserve of Land for that purpose might be made 

for a certain time from the trading Path on Briar Creek 

(the Indian Line) to the Mouth of the Kioca from 

thence up Savannah River to the iVIouth of little River 

and then to continue along the Indian Line to the Place 

of beginning And Joseph Stubbs one of the Petitioners 

being present was heard on the Subject Matter of the 

said Petition Whereupon It is Ordered that a Reserve 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Grants signed. 



be made for the Petitioners until the first day of Feb- 
ruary next of twelve thousand Acres of Land adjoining 
the Indian Line from little River and in Case ten Fam- 
ilies of them shall by that time come in apply for and 
settle upon the said Lands Then a further Reserve shall 
be made of the Residue of the said twelve thousand 
Acres for the Space of Eleven Months then next follow- 
ing that is to say until the first day of January 1769 — 

Ordered That Cap'' Thomas Goldsmith be directed 
to give an Account which of his Majesty's Officers have 
made any demand upon him on Account of the Grant 
made to him of Lands upon his Majesty's Proclamation 
and that if he has any Complaint to make against any 
of the Officers of the Crown for not paying due Obedi- 
ence to the said Proclamation that he make such Com- 
plaint in Writing — 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants viz'' 

To James Brantley 200 Acres 
David Greene 200 Acres 
James Goodall 211 Acres 
David Howell 150 Acres 
George Harnage 100 Acres 
Abraham Lamb 200 Acres 
Thomas Maxwell 350 Acres. 
W" McDonald 250 Acres 
Thomas Morgan 100 Acres 
James Roberts 150 Acres 
Reason Whitehead 200 Acres 
John Young 250 Acres 

John Bradford 250 Acres 

Paul Fulton 100 Acres 

J . ^ (100 Acres 

John (^rant |^^^ ^^^.^^ y gt Andrew's Parish 

Charles M'^Donald 100 Acres 
John Wetherspoon 100 Acres 
Abraham Williams 1000 Acres 



• S*^ George's Parish 



SEPTEMBER, 1767. 



306 



Grants signed. To Jamcs Butler 300 Acrcs 
Benjamin Fox 250 Acres 
John Raddick 300 Acres 
Thomas Young 662 Acres 



S* Phihp's Parish 



James Jones 200 Acres 

Thomas Maxwell 200 Acres 

T , Tvr ^- I350 Acres [- S' David's Parish 

John Martm ^f^^ ^f 

Robert Savage 150 Acres J 



Lachlan AI^'Gillivray Garden 

Lots 
Peter Reitter 50 Acres 
Paula Sunier 100 Acres J 



>■ Christ Church Parish 



Lenoard Claiborne Jun"" ]q^_ a [S* Paul's Parish 

Thomas Peacock y * [ S' John's Parish 

William Gambell 450 Acres S' Thomas Parish 

John Mullryne 200 Acres S' George & S* Matthew's 
Parish 



James Bruce 100 Acres S' James's Parish 

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GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Thursday the 17*^ day of 
Sepf 1767 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 

r James Habersham ] 
The Hon^'*^ \ Noble Jones— [ Esq" 

Lewis Johnson 
James Read — 

The Commissary's Account of Contingent Expences 

^ntingent Ex- from Midsummer 1766 to Midsummer 1767 and the 

the Silk Culture Accouut of Expeuccs of the Silk Culture for the present 

Year were laid before the Board Audited and passed — 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 6'*' October 
1767 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq'" 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
James Mackay 
The Hon^'^ \ James Edw^ Powell j- Esq^ 
Grey Elliott 
Clement Martin 
John Graham — 
Lewis Johnson 



Read a Petition of Elisha Butler setting forth that in 



OCTOBER, 1767. 307 

Petition of May last he had ordei^ed him One thousand Acres of 

tornn hfsLLnd Land in the Parish of S' Philip for the Purpose of a 

Manner"read Saw Mill. That upon Surveying the Same upwards of 

three hundred Acres appear to have been totally Stript 

of Timber by a Hurricane Therefore praying that he 

and might be permitted to run the said Tract of Land in 

Such Manner as to Leave out the useless Land — 

RiiSoivVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 oi 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 Wertsch setting forth that he 
Petition of had had granted him Two hundred Acres of Land and 

John Wertsch ° 

r^d^^*^ ■'^'^'■^^ was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife and three Negroes Therefore praying for One hun- 
and dred Acres Over great Ogechee on black Creek a Quar- 
ter of a Mile above Land of John Fieri Jun'" 

Resolved 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 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 Reily setting forth that he 
Patrick Reily ^^'^^ lately arrived in the Province in Order to become a 
for^iooo Acre* 0^^^^]^^ ^^^ ^^^s dcsirous to Obtain Land for that pur- 
pose having twenty Negroes Therefore praying for One 
and thousand Acres on great Satilla River at a Place there 
called Bull's Head Blufif— 



308 GOVERNOR AND COUNCli. 

RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, (^oth 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 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 WiUiam O' Brian setting forth that 

^etition^^of ^^ j-,g -^y^g settled in the Province and was desirous to Ob- 

for^eoo Acres ^^jj^ Land for Cultivation having Seventeen Negroes 

and no Land yet granted him Therefore praying for 

Six hundred Acres of Pine Land for Lumber to be upon 

and the head Lines of Land ordered Matthew Roche and 

John Patten about thirty five Miles up Savannah River — 

Resolved 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 register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Ivlonths from the Date 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 Moore setting forth that 

Petition of he was settled in the Province had had no Land granted 

350 Acres read him and was dcsirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having a Wife and four Negroes Therefore praying for 

three hundred and fifty /\cres on little Satilla to adjoin 

Land there lately ordered Matthew Mauve — 



and 



Resolved 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 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, 1767. 



309 



Read a Petition of Benjamin Fox setting forth that 
Fox'fTio^o^& lie had had five hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 
150 Acres read j^-^^ ^^^^ ^^.^^ desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 

having a Wife two Children and Eight Negroes There- 
fore praving for One hundred Acres in Family Right 
and One hundred and fifty Acres adjoining on Purchase 
bounding South westerly and Part Easterly on Lands 
and purchased by the Petitioner at a Place called the two 
holes upon little Ogechee — 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only 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 Ofifice 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 — 



Petition of 
Matthias Ash 
for 400 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of ^Matthias Ash setting forth that he 
had heretofore Obtained a Grant for four hundred Acres 
of Land which was since deemed a Part of the Province 
of South Carolina and was desirous to Obtain Land in 
Lieu thereof having a Wiie and five Negroes Therefore 
praying for four hundred Acres on the South Side great 
Satilla near a Place called the old Town — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, (^q)-}-, ^^j^g Q^t a Grant for the said Land within seven 
I^Ionths 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 \\'aters setting forth that he 
jolhn'wat^ers had bccu some Years in the Province had had no Land 
r^ '^^^^ e^ranted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 



310 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



vation having a Wife Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres in HalHfax District to join Land 
'of James Roberts on a Branch called crooked Branch — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^qi\-[ take otit a Grant for the said 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 Garvey setting forth that 

jamel°Garvey ^^ ^ad faithfully scrvcd his Majesty as a Non-commis- 

for 200 Acres ^[^^^^ Ofi^ccr in his Majcsty's royal Regiment of Foot 

commanded by Lieutenant general James S' Clair and 

was desirous to Obtain Land in Virtue of his Majesty's 

royal Proclamation being regularly discharged There- 

and fore praying for Two hundred Acres upon the head of 

Rocky Creek to adjoin Land granted William Downey — • 

Resolved 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 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 Eason setting forth that he 
G^o.^Eason for had bccu uiue Months in the Province had had no Land 
cres rea g.j.^j^^g^ ^^im and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife and six Children Therefore pray- 
and ing for One hundred and fifty Acres upon David's Spring 
to adjoin Land of John Lott Jun"" and James Fletcher — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



and 



OCTOBER, 1767. 311 

Granted tloth take oiit H Grant for the said 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 Burford setting forth that 

Petition of . ° 

Richd. Burford hc was lately come nito the Province had had no Land 

for 150 Acres "^ 

read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 

vation having a ^Vife Child and Negroe Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred and fifty Acres upon the North 
Side Ogechee about a Mile above John Goldwire's Line — ■ 

Resolved 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 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 Solomon Prethro setting forth that 

Prethrofor^iso ^""^ ^^^ ^^^" Many Ycars in the Province had had no 

Acres read Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation having a Negroe Therefore praying for One 

and hundred and fifty Acres upon the upper Beaver Dams at 

a Place called Howell's Cabin — 

Resolved 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 Register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
jMajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



312 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Peter Stedler setting forth that he 
tef^st'^ier ^or had been some Years in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cuhi- 
vation having a Wife three Children and one Negroe 
Therefore praying for two hundred Acres in S' George's 
Parish lying near the Kings Road to include the Bay 
joining the front upper Corner of Land whereon he was 
settled — 



100 Acres read 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^loth take out a Grant for the said 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 Land to be 
laid out Agreeable to the Instructions given by the Sur- 
veyor general to his Deputies — 

Read a Petition of Hugh Matthewson setting forth 

Ma«hewson^' that he had had ordered him three hundred Acres of 

r^d '^^^^ Land which on going to Survey was found not to be 

vacant Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof Three hun- 

and dred Acres on the North side great Satilla River to join 

Land of David Palmer — 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted (Jotli take out a Grant for the said 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 Westley setting forth that 

wStieyfor'^ioo he had had Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 

an Additional Tract having a Wife and Six Negroes 



OCTOBER, 1767. 



313 



and 



Granted 



Petition of 
Henry Sharp 
for 200 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Robt. Hudson 
for 400 Acres 
read 



and 



Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on the back 
of the Canes within Six Miles from Darian to adjoin 
Land of the Widow Grant and one Houstonn — 

RksolvED 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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may nut l)e defrauded of his Quit Rents' the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Henry Sharp setting forth that 
he had had ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land on Bark Camp Creek on a Branch of Ogechee 
which on going to Survey was found not to be vacant 
Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof Two hundred 
Acres on Ogechee to join Land ordered Eisom Roberts — 

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 Prov- 
ince within Six jMonths from the Date thereof that his 
^lajestv mav not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Robert Hudson setting forth that 
he had had four hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 
him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a W'ife five Children and Twelve Slaves There- 
fore praying for four hundred Acres on Briar Creek 
joining Land of Richard Begley to be nm in a long 
Square down the Creek to include One hundred Acres 
before ordered James Stewart but since elapsed in the 
Surveyor general's Office — 



Resolve^d That on Condition onlv that the Petitioner 



314 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted. 



and 



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 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 Land neverthe- 
less to be laid out Agreeable to the Instructions given by 
the Surveyor General to his Deputies — 

Read a Petition of Charles Hudson setting forth that 
cha?°Hudson ^^ ^^^^ ^^^ granted him One hundred Acres of Land and 
r^d^°*^ ■'^"^^ was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife three Children and two Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred Acres upon Barton's Branch to 
adjoin Land of Robert Hudson and Richard Scruggs — 

Ri;soIvVe:d That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. 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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof thnt his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Ludwig Wertman setting forth 

wertman°for^" ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ huudred Acres of Land granted 
250 Acres read j-^jj^^ ^^^ ^^g (Jesirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 

having a Wife four Children and two Negroes There- 
fore praying for Two hundred and fifty Acres in S' Mat- 
and thew's Parish in the Fork of Townsends Spring 
Branch — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ,^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. 



OCTOBER, 1767. 316 

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

Read a Petition of David Cavenah setting forth that 

Svenahfo^riso^^ ^'^^^ ^^^^^ ^"^ hundred Acres of Land granted him 
Acres read ^^^^ ^^^^^ dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract There- 
fore praying for on Purchase One hundred and fifty 
and Acres on the Turkey Pond near Ogechee for the use of 
a Cowpen — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted cloth take out a Grant for the said 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 Dickson setting forth that 
Hen^Dkkson he had been a Year in the Province had had no Land 
(Purch.) r'Sid granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for on Purchase One hundred 
and fifty Acres upon Ogechee about a Alile above Ford's 
Cowpen — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (Jq^|-, ^^\^q 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 part 
of the Prayer of the said Petition is granted viz* One 
hundred Acres in Family Right — 

Read a Petition of James Briggs setting forth that he 

Briggrfor"^256 had been Twelve Months in the Province had had no 

cresread Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 



316 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Cultivation having- a Wife and two Children Therefore 
praying for two hundred and fifty Acres at the Mouth 
of Bark Camp on the north side of Ogechee — 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out R Grant for the said 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 Odam setting forth that 
wm*'odam for ^''^ ^^"^^^ ^'^^^^ O^^ hundred Acres of Land granted him 
300 Acres read ^^^ ^^^^^ dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 
a Wife two Children and four Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for three hundred Acres upon the South Side Oge- 
and chee Swamp in S' Philip's Parish about a Mile and half 
below Land of Benjamin Johnson — 

ResoIvVEd 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 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 Shand setting forth that he 

?ef shand* for" had bccu twelve Months in the Province had had no 

Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 

and ill Hallifax District to adjoin Land of James Gray 

Sen^— 

ResoevEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^1q^|-^ ^^j^^ ^^^|. ^ Qraut for the said Land within seven 



OCTOBER, 1767. 317 

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 liis 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Charles Maran setting forth that 
chas. Maran he had had One hundred Acres of Land granted him 

for 350 Acres . ^-m • a 1 1 • • 1 /tv 1 • 

read and was desirous to Obtani an Additional i ract having 

Seven Slaves Therefore praying for Three hundred and 
^^^ fifty Acres upon little Coonochee to adjoin Land he had 
purchased there — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 — 

Read a Petition of William Jones setting forth that 
wm** TonL for ^""^ '^'^'^^ lately come into the Province had had no Land 
150 Acrea read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and four Children Therefore pray- 
and ing for One hundred and fifty Acres upon the South Side 
Ogechee about a Mile and half above the Walnut Levels 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^l^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 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 Luke Mann setting forth that he 



318 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Petition of ^'^^^ ^^^ ^^^y Acres of Land granted him on Purchase 
Sl^ts^read and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract There- 
fore praying for One hundred Acres upon a South 
and Branch of Coonochee to adjoin Land granted Sylvanus 
Robinson and David Dicks — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli take out 3. Grant for the said 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 Moses Cressup setting forth that 
Mol^es°'cressup he had bccu three Years in the Province had had no 
read Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation having a Wife and Seven Children There- 
fore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres between 
an<i Land originally ordered Charles Gee and Land of Wil- 
liam Downey — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted (Jqj-]^ take out 3. Grant for the said 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 
grayer of the said Petition is granted, but the Land is 
to be laid out to join either Gee's or Downey's Line — 

Read a Petition of William Evans setting forth that 

wm* Eva°ns for ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ about Six Months in the Province had had 

looiAcres read jj^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 

for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred 

^""^ Acres upon Savannah River near Augusta upon the Side 

of Rocky Creek — 



OCTOBER, 1767. 319 

Resolved That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed. Petition be postponed until he brings his Family into the 
Province and a Certificate of his Character — 

Read a Petition of David Anderson setting forth that 

Dlv.^Anderson lie had removcd his Stock and four Negroes into this 

for^iso Acres p,.Q^,j,-,(,g ^^^i intended shortly to remove the rest of his 

Family hither Therefore praying for One hundred and 

and fifty Acres of Land in S^ David's Parish at a Place called 

the two Runs on S' Mary's River — 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed. Petition be postponed — 

Read a Petition of Benjamin Roberts setting forth 
Roberts fi^ioo that he had been two Years in the Province had had no 
Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres upon Coonochee on a Branch called Peat Oak 
and Branch about a Mile and half below Land of David 
Dicks — 



Acres read 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed — 

Read a Petition of Samuel Saunders setting forth that 

Sam*'°sanders he had had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 

read """^ him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 

having a Wife and two Children Therefore praying for 

One hundred Acres about one Mile below the Ash 

Spring — 



and 



Rejected. OrderEd That the said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of Richard Mims setting forth that 
Rf^hd°"Mfms he was lately come into the Province had had no Land 
read "^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 



320 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



vation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on a 
Branch called jumping Gully on the South side Oge- 
chee — 



Rejected. OrdEREd That the said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Perry setting forth that he 

pIr'*'°"for 15*6 ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife a Child and a Slave Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres upon Briar Creek near Arthur 
Wall's Line^ — 



Acres read 



and 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed — ■ 



Read a Petition of John L}ain Sen'" setting forth that 

Lynn slnr.'^for ^c had had Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 

ilfread^*^' ^'' an Additional Tract Therefore praying for three hundred 

Acres in S* David's Parish heretofore ordered John Lynn 

'and Jun"" deceased and elapsed in the Surveyor General's 

Office— 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed — 

Read a Petition of Matthew Tettler setting forth that 

Mat.Tettierfor he had had Three hundred Acres of Land ordered him 

upon great Ogechee which had since been run out by 

one Keeger Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof Three 

and hundred Acres on this Side Ogechee where the same 

might be found vacant — 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed. Petition be postponed the Land prayed for not being 
sufficiently ascertained — 

Read a Petition of Nathan Harris setting forth that 



OCTOBER, 1767. S21 

Petition of '^^ ^^^^ '^^^^'^ seven Months in the Province had had no 

forwoA^res*^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 

and above Augusta upon Savage's Mill Creek to join Robert 

Hatcher's Line — 

Rejected. OrdEREd That the said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of William Ducker setting forth that 

Wm^'olicker '^^ ^^^^ ^^^ granted him One hundred and fifty Acres of 

reld ^^° ^'^^^^ Land and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 

liaving a Wife two Children and three Negroes There- 

^"■^ fore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres upon little 

Coonochee to adjoin Land of James Ducker — 

Rejected. OrdErEd That the said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of Daniel Ryan setting forth that he 
Petition of had Ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land on 

Danl. Ryan for -^ 

S* *° P^^^ittle Satilla River which had been surveyed and a Plat 
thereof returned into the Surveyor General's Office but 
the Time was elapsed in which his Majesty's Grant for 
the same ought to have been passed Therefore praying 
that notwithstanding the Lapse of Time he might be 
permitted to take out a Grant for the said Land and that 
the Surveyor general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose — 



and 



RESOEVed 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 of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

21 c r— vol 10 



322 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petiticn of Daiiiel Westcote setting- forth tliat 
otnl^westcote he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 
pass read S' Paiil'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 
ought to 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 
an** the Surveyor general might be ordered tO' prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that purpose — 

RKSOIvVKD 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 Abraham Lewis setting forth that 
Abram° ^Lewis hc had had Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 
paM read S' Audrcw's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plat 
thereof returned into^ the Surveyor General's Office but 
the time was elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
ought to 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 Surveyor General might be ordered to prepare a plan 
thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out 3. 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 



OCTOBER, 1767. 



323 



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

Read a Petition of Abraham Lundy Nathaniel Miller 
Petition of William Coulson and Sarah Bevill Widow Settingf forth 

Abram, Lundy ° 

&c. for Grant to that they had ordered them One thousand Acres of 

to pass read ^ 

Land in S* George's Parish for the Use of a Saw Mill 
which had been surveyed but the time was elapsed in 
which a Grant for the Same ought to 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 receive and certify a plan thereof for that 
purpose — 



and 



Granted, 



PetitioniTof 
Wm. Coulson 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



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 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 William Coulson setting forth that 
he had had ordered him Six hundred Acres of Land in 
S' George's Parish which had been suiweyed 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 be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land And that the Sur- 
veyor General might be ordered to receive 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- 



324 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 Afajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Pra}-er of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Murphey setting forth 
wm. Murphey that Jonathan Witter had had ordered him One hundred 

for Grant to .^^^^ 't~i'i 

pass read Acrcs of Land m S George s Parish which had been 
surveyed and a Fiat for the same passed by the Attor- 
ney general but the Grant had not been taken out That 
the said Witter had sold all his Right and Title thereia 
to the Petitioner for a Valuable Consideration as ap- 
peared by a Writing ready to bje produced Therefore 
praying that his Majesty's Grant for the said Land 
might be ordered to pass in the Petitioner's Name and 
that the Surveyor general might prepare and certify a 
plan thereof for that purpose — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted dotli 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 Mary Ann Delegal Widow setting 
A^*De°egaf fw ^orth that she had had ordered her Three hundred Acres 
G^ant to pass ^£ j^^^ ^^ ^j^^ ^^^^^ g-^^ ^^^ Ogcchec Rivef which 

haid been Surveyed and a fiat for the Same passed by 
the Attorney general but the Time was elapsed in which 
a Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the Lapse of Time she 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 — 



OCTOBER, 1767. 325 

Rksolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, j^^-j^ ^^j^.g q^^^ ^ Grant foi" thc said Land within Two 
:Months from this date (Agreea])le to an order of Coun- 
cil 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 may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Kelly setting forth that 
Petition of he had had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land 

Thos. Kelly for t 1 1 r-t 1 -kt 

Grant to pass upou Harris's Creek between North and South Newport 

read ^ 

which had been sur\'eyed and a Plan thereof returned into 
the Surveyor 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 be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyor General 
and 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 3. 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 Zachariah Fenn setting forth that 
Petition of he had had Ordered him One thousand Acres of Land 
Grant to"°pas3 ou Puixhase and three hundred Acres in Family Right 
which had been surveyed and Plans returned into the 
Surveyor General's Office but the Time was elapsed in 
Which Grants ought to have passed Therefore pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the Lapse of time he might be 



326 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Sarah Bevill 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



permitted to take out his Majesty's Grants for the said 
Lands and that the Surveyor General might be ordered 
to prepare and certify Plans thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Lands within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil in that Case lately made) and that she 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 on his 
Complying with the order of Council in respect of the 
One thousand Acres granted on Purchase — 

Read a Petition of Sarah Bevill Widow setting forth 
that she had had ordered her three hundred Acres of 
Land in S' George's Parish which had been surv^eyed 
and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor General's 
Ofiice but the Time was elapsed in which a Grant for the 
same ought to have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of Time she might l:)e 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 
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 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 John Rae Executor of the last 



OCTOBER, 1767. 



327 



Petition of 
John Rae Ex 
ecr. &c 
Grant to pass 
read 



and 



W^il! and Testament of John Pettygrew deceased set- 
f^/" ting forth that the said Pettygrew in his hfe time had 
ordered him a Tract of Land in S' George's Parish 
which Land was surveyed and a Survey returned but 
the said Pettygrew died before a Grant had passed There- 
fore praying that his Majesty's Grant for the said Land 
might be ordered to pass in the Name of Jean Petty- 
grew Daughter of the said deceased — 



Rejected. 



Ordered That the said Petition be rejected the Land 
prayed for being some Years since granted to John 
Talley as vacant Land — 



Petition of 
Davd. Lewis 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Read a Petition of David Lewis setting forth that 
he had had ordered him a Town Lot in Augusta N° 37 
which had been surveyed and a Plat thereof returned 
into the Surveyor 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 be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Lot and that the Surveyor general 
might be ordered to prepare and give a Certificate there- 
of for that purpose — - 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Richd. Suther- 
ton for Grant 
to pass read 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Lot 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 the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Richard Sutherton setting forth 
_ that he had had ordered him a Town Lot in Augusta 
N° 38 which had been surveyed and a Plat thereof re- 
turned into the Surveyor general's Office but the Time 
was elapsed in which a Grant for the Same ought to 



328 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

have passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
Lapse of time he might be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Lot and that the Surveyor 
and general might be ordered to prepare and give a Certifi- 
cate thereof for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
•Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Lot 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 vrithin Six Months from the date thereof the Prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Luke Mann setting forth that he 
Petition of had had fifty Acres of Land ordered him on Purchase 

Luke Mann for 

Grant to pass upou a Branch of the north Side of Coonochee which 

read ^ 

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 ought to 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 Surveyor 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 Alonths from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read p Petition of Christopher Creimer setting forth 



OCTOBER, 1767. 



329 



for Grant to 
pass read 



„ .... , that he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of 

Petition of 

fil'/Granf'tr Land in S' Matthew's Parish which had l>een surveyed 
and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor general's 
Office hut the Time was elapsed in which a Grant oug-ht 
to 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 Sur- 
veyor General might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that purpose — 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^j^^]^ ^^|,g q^^^ ^ 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 James Anderson deputy Surveyor 

Petition of setting forth that he had two Precepts lodged with him 

for new pre- for lavins: out Land to M'" Philip Box which would ex- 
cept read jo j- 

pire in the Term thereby given for executing the Same 
before he could possibly survey the Land, Sickness of 
himself and Family and the Wetness of the Season 
having hitherto prevented him Therefore praying that 
the Surveyor general might be enabled and ordered to 
and prolong the said Precepts for the further Term of three 
Months — 



Ordered That the Surveyor general do prolong the 
Granted. said Preccpts for the further Term of Two Months from 
their Expiration — 

Read a Petition of Richard Wylly setting forth that 
RS'wyiiy in ^larch last he Obtained a Warrant for surveying five 
cepf reld ^'^" huudrcd Acrcs of Land Which Warrant was expired in 



330 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

its Term and the Land not laid out Therefore praying' 
that the Surveyor general might be enabled and ordered" 
to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that the Land 
and might be surveyed in Order to his Majesty's Grant pass- 
ing for the Same — 



Granted. 



OrdivREd That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyor general do issue a new 
Precept on the said Warrant of Survey to be in force 
for the further Term of Two Months — 



Read a Petition of Tames Grierson setting- forth that 

Petition of Jas. '' ° 

GrinTto ^pLs under the Will of one John Pettygrew late of Augusta 
^^^ deceased bearing date the fifteenth day of February One 

thousand Seven hundred and fifty Eight Katharine the 
Wife of the Petitioner (who- was the Widow and Relict 
of the said John Pettygrew) and one Jean Pettygrew 
daughter of the said John and Katharine were equally 
intituled as Tenants in Common to all and Singular the 
real Estate of the said John That at the Time of the 
death of the said John Pettygrew and for a long Time 
before a certain Lot known by N° 20 in the Plan of the 
Township of Augusta was occupied and enjoyed by the 
said John as a Part of his real Estate but on searching 
the several Offices the said Lot appeared to be vacant 
and that no Grant had ever passed for the same There- 
fore praying that his Majesty's Grant for the said Lot 
might be ordered to pass in the Name of the Petitioner 
and and of Jane Pettygrew as Tenants in Common subject 
to the Powers and Limitations of the Testator's said 

Will- 
Granted. Resgi^ved That on Condition only 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 Register's Office of the said Province 



OCTOBER, 1767. 331 

within Six Months from the date thereof the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted, the Facts therein set forth 
Sufficiently appearing — 

Read a Petition of Phihp Delegal Executor of the 
SSarExe?r:last Will and Testament of his Father Philip Delegal 
to^'pfssr^ad"* Sen'" late of the Island of Guernsey deceased setting forth 
that his said Father was possessed of a Tract of Land 
at little Ogechee by Warrant of the President and As- 
sistants under the late Trustees for establishing the Prov- 
ince of Georgia which said Land was improved by the 
Petitioner's two Brothers George Delegal and Edw^ard 
Delegal by Virtue of a Power from their said Father: 
That their Father in and by his last Will and Testament 
duely proved an authentic Copy whereof had been trans- 
mitted to the Petitioner (thereby appointed Executor) 
had given and bequeathed to the said George and Edward 
and the said Tract of Land to be divided between them or the 
Surviving Heir of either of them and to descend from 
Heir to Heir in firm Intail for ever That the said Ed- 
ward Delegal v.-as since dead lea\ing Issue two Daughters 
whowere thereby intituled to a?\Ioiety of the said Tractof 
Land in Right of Their Father and no Grant having yet 
passed for the said Land Therefore praying that his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land might pass in Man- 
ner following that is to say, One Moiety thereof to the 
said George Delegal, and the Other ^loiety thereof to 
Marshalla and Mary Ann Delegal the Daughters of 
Edward Delegal deceased Agreeable to the Intention of 
the Testator in his said Will declared and under the 
Intail therein mentioned and limited — 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 Majes- 



^32 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

His Excellency laid before the Board an Affidavit 
to^heMufdirlof Christian Kegle relative to the Murders said to be 
mitted on*'*s^' Committed on the South Side of S'' Mary's River, and 

side of St. ^-^ • /-A IX r 1 • 

Mary's. Captaui George Macknitosh also attended to give some 

Account of the same; Whereby it appeared that only 
two Men were killed and one wounded, and that upon 
a private Quarrel between one Mills and an Indian named 
Saucy Jack : That a Number of Indians to the Amount, 
as supposed, of forty or fifty had possessed themselves 
of the Houses and Plantations of one Leman and one 
Helvenstine on Satilla River which had been abandoned 
by the Inhabitants, and that in Leman's House the In- 
dians, having found Some Rum and other Goods, had 
taken them away — Captain Mackintosh tendring his 
Sei*vice to go with a Party of Men to the said Leman's 
House and get what Intelligence he could of the Indians 
Intentions, and of the depredations they had committed. 
His Excellency by the unanimous Advice of the Board, 
gave Orders to Captain l^.I^Intosh to proceed to Satilla 
with a Detachment of fifty Men of the Southern Com- 
panies of Militia, and in Case he found any Indians there 
to endeavor by all possible fair Means to induce them 
to return such Goods as they might have belonging to 
the said Leman : and to x\cquaint them that in Pursu- 
ance of the Treaty at Augusta Satisfaction would cer- 
tainly be demanded of the Nation but should the Indians 
refuse to return Such goods by no Means to use force, 
and to be very careful in avoiding any Steps being taken 
that might produce a Disturbance or Rupture with those 
Indians — 

One Thomas Davis also attended who had Yesterday 



OCTOBER, 1767. 333 

made an Affidavit before Charles Watson Esq'' and which 
he this Day confirmed and is as follows viz' 

Georgia Personally appeared before me Charles Wat- 
th^thr^ln^n"! ■'''^'^ -^^'^l'^ °"^ °^ ^'^^^ ]^.Iajesty's Justices assigned to keep the 
of ye Indians. Pgace in the Parish of Clirist Church Thomas Davis who 
l^eing" duly Sworn made Oath that at Several Times since 
last Spring- the Creek Indians came to him and ordered 
him off their Lands and said it was Indian Ground and 
not given up in the Treaty, and if the Settlers on the 
South Side Ogechee did not remove from off their 
Grounds that they would take their horses and Cattle 
and kill the Inhabitants : And that on Friday last being 
the second day of October the said Davis with a Party, 
went to the Indian Camp and was told \\y the Indians 
that they had better move from off their Lands, as there 
was an Head Warriour gone up to the Nation and in- 
tended to be down soon again with a Party of Indians, 
and if by that time the Settlers had not removed from 
oft' their Grounds that they intended to take their Horses 
and Cattle and kill the People — the Mark of 

Sworn the s^^ October 1767 + 

before me Cha' Watson Thomas Davis 

\Miereupon his Excellency proposed Sending up M"" 
HisExceiiy AIoscs Nuucs attended by an Officer and ten Men of the 

Proposals how 

to proceed in Ebcuezer Compauics of Militia to Acc[uaint the Indians 

Xxl6 £111 Su* 

on the South side of Ogechee that the Line as settled by 
the Treaty at Augusta would Shortly be run — and if it 
then appeared any Settlements were beyond that Line 
they should be removed : And to Represent to them in 
tlie Strongest Light tlie ill Consequences that may attend 
any Attempts being made in the Mean Time to dis- 
possess the Inhabitants or drive off or destroy their Cat- 
tle or Horses. — ^And his Excellency likewise proposed 
giving Orders that a Detachment of the Ebenezer Com- 



334 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Approved by 
the Board. 



panics of Twenty five or Thirty Men upon any Information 
from the Inhabitants of those parts that they are really 
in Danger should march to their Assistance, and prevent 
their Stocks being driven off or destroyed; the Officer 
Commanding such Detachment being particularly cau- 
tioned to avoid every rash Means that might tend to 
imbroil the Province or produce a Rupture with the In- 
dians — And that twelve Pounds and an half of Powder 
and Twenty five Pounds of Ball should be delivered the 
said Davis for the Defence of the Settlement. — All 
which the Board unanimously approved of 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants viz* 



Grants signed. 



To Robert Braswell loo Acres 
Thomas Fusill .... 200 Acres 
Francis Jackson. . . .400 Acres 
Daniel Lott (Purchase) . . 100 

Acres 
George M'^Daniel . . 250 Acres 
John Morris (Purchase) . . 100 }■ S* George's Parish 

Acres 

Wiliam Odam 100 Acres 

Aaron Penson 200 Acres 

Lydia Sharp Widow 400 

Acres 
John Tanner (Purchase) . 100 

Acres 



Thomas Coulson . 
William Knox. . . 
Robert Kirkwood. 

John Mercer 

Matthew Roche. . 
George Ziegier . . . 
Solomon Scent . . . 



.250 Acres 
. 125 Acres 
.400 Acres 
. 150 Acres 
.550 Acres 
. 1 50 Acres 
. 100 Acres 



^ S* Matthew's Parish 



Thomas Quarterman 100] 

Acres 
William Woodland 250! 

Acres J 



S' Andrew's Parish 



NOVEMBER, 1767. 335 

Grants signed. To Johii Douglass 50 Acres S' Paul's Parish 

Samuel Elbert 450 Acres S' David's Parish 

Thomas Mooclie a Town Lot in Savannah 

James O'Berry 200 Acres in S' Philip's Parish 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday f November 
1767— 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq^ 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
The Hon"" \ Jonathan Bryan [ Esq' 
Francis Harris 
Grey Elliott 
Clement Martin 
John Graham 
^ Lewis Johnson 

Read a Petition of John Wertsch setting forth that he 
P^tvtkmof jno^ j^g^j i^^^i Land granted him in Family Right and was de- 
sirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore praying 
for on Purchase Eighty five Acres in S' George's Parish 
which Land was heretofore ordered Charles Springle 
and elapsed in Respect of the Time in which a Grant for 
the same ought to have passed — 



Acres read 



and 



Granted. 



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 Prov- 



336 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 James Cochran setting forth that 
Petition of jas. he had been four Years in the Province had had no Land 

Cochran for 800 

Acres read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having fourteen Negroes Therefore praying for 
Eight hundred Acres upon a Branch of P)lack Creek a 
httle above Land granted George Ducker to include a 
Savannah about a Mile and half long and about sixteen 
or eighteen Chains wide And as the Land lay fourteen 
or fifteen Miles from where the River Ogechee was nav- 
igable further praying that the Land might be run out 
and in a long Square that he might not take in more of the 
Pine Land than would serve for Plantation Use — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted 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 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 Land tO' be 
laid out in a Square double the length of the Breadth — 

Read a Petition of Arthur Carney setting forth that 
Arth!°carney ^c h^d Settled a Stock of Cattle on Turtle River and had 
foyoo Acres ^^^^^ ^-^^^^ ^^ /pj^^^^ intended to Petition for a Piece of 

Land there but had hitherto^ been prevented by Sickness 
Therefore praying for on Purchase One hundred Acres 
^^^ Pine Land upon the Head Branch of Turtle River for 
the Use of the said Stock of Cattle — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted, doth take out 3. Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 



NOVEMBER. 1767. 



337 



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 



Petition of 
Adam Ordner 
for 150 Acres 
read 



and 



100 Acres 
granted. 



of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Adam Ordner setting forth that he 
had been thirty Years in the Province had had fifty Acres 
of Land granted him at White Bhiff and was desirous to 
Obtain an Additional Tract having one Child Therefore 
praying for One hundred and fifty xA.cres upon Ogechee 
to join Land of Moses Nunes and Land this day peti- 
tioned for by his Son Henry Ordner — 

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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents part of the 
prayer of the said Petition namely One hundred Acres 
is granted if not interfering with Land lately ordered his 
Excellency — 

Read a Petition of Henry Ordner setting forth that he 



and 



was bred up in the Province had had no Land granted 
him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having a Wife Therefore praying for One hundred and 
fifty Acres upon Ogechee to adjoin Land of Moses 
Nunes — 



Granted. 



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 Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 

22 c r-vol 10 



338 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



prayer of the said Petition is granted if not interfering- 
with Land lately ordered his Excellency the Governour — • 

Read a Petition of Barnard Romans setting forth that 
he was settled in the Province and was desirous to Ob- 



Petition of 
Bar. Romans 

(Purch.) re^ tain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for on Pur- 



and 



Granted com- 
plying' &c. 



chase five hundred Acres upon Ogechee near Land there 
ordered Isaac Young — 

ResoIvVEd 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted the Petitioner Complying 
with the Order of Council touching Lands granted on 
Purchase — 



Read a Petition of John Emanuel setting forth that 
E^nuef for"' he had been long in the Province and was desirous to 
Obtain a Piece of Land whereon tO' Settle a Stock of 
Cattle that he was possessed of Therefore praying for 
on Purchase One hundred and fifty Acres at a Place 
called Rocky Comfort about three Miles above Land of 
Thomas Irwin — 



and 



Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within «?even 
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 Gray setting forth that he 
Gray °fof isT" had had no Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 
Acres read ^^jj^ -^^^^ ^^^ Cultivation having a Wife Therefore pray- 



NOVEMBER, 1767. 



339 



and 



Granted. 



ing for One hundred and fifty Acres about Eight Miles 
from the Mouth of the South Side Httle River — 

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 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 if not interfering 
with with ^^'"^ a Reserve of Twelve thousand Acres there 
lately made — 



Read a Petition of George Heislear setting forth that 
Heisiearfor2B6 he had had ordered him one hundred Acres of Land at 
Blue Bluff which afterwards proved to be in the Prov- 
ince of South Carolina and was desirous to Obtain Land 
in Lieu thereof having a Wife and two Children There- 
fore praying for Two hundred and fifty Acres in S' 
George's Parish to include One hundred Acres before 
ordered Thomas Comins and elapsed in Respect of the 
"d Time in which a Grant for the same ought to have 
passed — 



Resolved 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 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 Alice Mackay Widow setting forth 
Petition of that she had been nine Years in the Province had had 

Alice Mackay 

read^^'^ ^"^^ "^ Land granted her and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having two Children and a Negro There- 
fore praying for Two hundred and fifty Acres in M'- 



340 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

and Bean's Swamp to adjoin the upper Line of Zachariah 
Fenn's Land — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^q^]^ ^^j^g q^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
jMonths 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 m:iy not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

P.ead a Petition of John Rotlen setting forth that he 
jno! Rotlen for had been nine Months in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land There- 
fore praying for One hundred Acres below the Fork of 
Buck head upon a Stream of Water called Buck Head 
and to run on both Sides the said Stream for the Use of 
a Grist Mill— 



and 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 oi his Quit Rents the prayer of- 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Matthias Zettler setting forth that 
Matt'^'zettier ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ Ordered him Three hundred Acres of Land 
r^°°^*^''^^ which was afterwards run out by another Person and 
was desirous to Obtain Land in Lieu thereof Therefore 
praying for Three hundred Acres on the north side Oge- 
*iid chee about four Miles below the Indian Bluff and be- 
tween the third and fourth Branch — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^■^^ ^^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 



NOVEMBER. 1767. 3-Jl 

Montlis 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 Large setting forth that he 
John Large for had been five Months in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and Six Children Therefore pray- 
ing for three hundred Acres in the Parish of S' George 
at a Place called the dry Branch within two Miles of 
Aligator Lake wherein John Higden had settled him- 
self — 



and 



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 — ■ 

Read a Petition of Jesse Brasher setting forth that 

jlsse°Brasher he had had two hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 

read "^^ him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 

having a Wife Six Children and a Negroe Therefore 

praying for One hundred Acres upon the North side 

*°^ Ogechee at the Mouth of the Mile Branch about three 

Miles below Land of Richard Scruggs upon the River — 

Resolved 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 register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 



and 



342 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 
w1iiiims°^for' he had been some Time in the Province had had no Land 
100 Acres rea gj-^j^^-g^ j^jj-j-, ^j^^j ^y^g desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on 
Ogechee to adjoin the West Line of Land ordered John 
Ironmonger — • 

ResoIvVED 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 dcth 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 Martin Dasher setting forth 
M^*Dashe/ for that he was born in the Province had had no Land 
100 Acres read g^^.nted. him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres upon 
and Turkey Branch within a Mile and half of Land ordered 
Lambert Lean — 

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



Read a Petition of Miles Brewton setting forth that 
Petition of he was possessed of Land within four Miles of the Town 

Miles Brewton 

Mars^r^a^d surrouudiug a Small vacant Piece of Marsh Land which 
he was desirous to Obtain Therefore praying for the 



NOVEMBER, 1767. 313 

and said Piece of vacant Marsh containing about One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres — 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed, pei-ition be postponed as the Land prayed for appears 
to be in dispute — 



Read a Petition of Stephen Forster setting forth that 
steph°"FOTster he had resided Several Years in the Province had had 
for3oo Acres ^^^ i^^yi(\ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having a Child and three Negroes There- 
fore praying for three hundred Acres on M'' Bean's 
Swamp to include one hundred Acres ordered John 
Bletsoe for which a Grant had passed — 



and 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed until M' George Galphin attends — 



Read a Petition of Samuel Saunders setting forth that 
Petition of lie had been some Years in the Province had had no 

Sam. Saunders 

reld^°° ^"^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 

for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 

in S' George's Parish on the north side great Ogechee 

and between Land granted Peter W^ynne Sen'' and the Mouth 

of the Ash Spring — 



Postponed, 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed the Petitioner not attending — 

Read a Petition of John, William, and Jane, Carney 
Petitionof jno setting- forth that thev had had granted them Three 

Carney &c. for * ' ;_. ... , . - 

300 Acres read hundred Acrcs of Land upon Turtle River jommg wmich 
was some vacant Pine Land very convenient for the Use 
of their Plantation Therefore praying for on Purchase 
three hundred Acres of the said Pine Land on Turtle 
and River to adjoin the three hundred Acres heretofore 
granted them — 



344 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed for Reasons entred on the back 
thereof — 



Read a Petition of David Anderson setting forth that 

Allder^on^^oJ' ^^^ ^'^^^ ^^^" ^ Resident in South Carolina and purposed 

150 Acres read ^^ bring his Family into this Pro\ance had already 

brought a Stock of Cattle with one white Man and four 

Negroes and was desirous to Obtain Land whereon to 

settle Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres 

*^^ at a Place called the Two Runs on S' Mary's River about 

ten Miles above the Cattle Ford — 

Ordered That the said Petition be rejected as it is 
Postponed, supposcd the Land prayed for will be above the Boundary 
Line — 

Read a Petition of Christopher Ring setting forth that 
Petition of he had been many Years in the Province and was de- 

Chris. Ring for -^ . 

soo Acres read sirous to Obtain an Additional Tract of Land having a 
Family Right of Seven Slaves which he had purchased 
Since the last Land was ordered him Therefore praying 
for three hundred Acres in S* David's Parish which 
Land was heretofore ordered John Lynn Jun'" deceased 
the Plat whereof was in the Surveyor General's Office 
and elapsed in respect of the Time in which a Grant ought 
to have passed — 

Ordered That the said Petition be rejected the Land 
Rejected, prayed for being this day ordered to Moses Lynn Brother 
of the said John Lynn Jun'" to whom the said Land was 
first ordered — 

Read a Petition of Hannah Vincent setting forth that 
Petition of her late Husband Thomas Vincent had ordered him One 

Han. Vincent 

pa^ss^read* *° thousaud Acres of Land on the River great Ogechee the 
Survey of which had been returned but the Grant not 



NOVEMBER, 1767. 34 

perfected That her said husband by his last Will and 
Testament devised to the Petitioner all his real and 
personal Estate Therefore praying that the Surveyor 
general might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 
*""^ of the said Land in her Name in Order to his Majesty's 
Grant passing to her for the same — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Montlis fr' .m tin's 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 Irwin setting forth that 

Thos.Twfn for ^c had had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land or- 

reid ° ^^^^ dered him which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof 

returned into the Surveyor general's Office but the Time 

was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor general 

and might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 

for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted ^j^^}^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ Gvaut 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 — 

Read a Petition of Peter Wynne Sen"" setting forth 



and 



346 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Petition of Pe- ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^ Oiic hundrccl and fifty Acres of Land 
Gra^^Tpass ordcrcd him in S* George's Parish which had been sur- 
"^"^ veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor 

General's Office but the Time was elapsed in which a 
Grant ought to 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 Surveyor 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 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 James Jones setting forth that he 

joneifor°Gra^nt had had ordcrcd him One hundred and fifty Acres of 

to pass read j^^^^^ jj-, gt Qgorge'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 ought 

to 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. Sur- 

and veyor general might be ordered to prepare and certify a 

Plan thereof for that purpose — 

ResoevED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli 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 — 



NOVEMBER, 1767. 347 

Read a Petition of Francis Wynne setting forth that 
w^nnTfor^"^' he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
r^d" ° ^^^ which had been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned 
into the Surveyor General's Ofifiice but the Time was 
elapsed in which a Grant ought to^ 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 Surveyor General might be 
*nd ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that 
purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. ^j^^j^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^ q^.^^^^^ f^j. ^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 Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof t'-at 
his IMajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Simon Beekham setting forth that 
steJ.'^'Blekham ^^^ ^^'^'^^ '^^^ Ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in" 
pa's^'r^^d*! S' George's Parish which had been surveyed and re- 
turned and Fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney 
general but the Time was elapsed in which a Grant 
ought to 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 
Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same — 



and 



Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, (jq^j-, ^^j^g q^^(- ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
IMonths 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 



348 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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

Read a Petition of Lambeth Lean setting forth that 

Elm'^Tean for he had had ordered him f^fty Acres of Land in S* Mat- 

read"* ° ^^^^ thew'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 a Grant ought to have 

passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse 

of Time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 

and 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. (-|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 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 Gold wire Jun'' setting forth 
Petition of Jno that he had had One hundred Acres of Land ordered 

Goldwire Junr. . i • i i i i j 

for Grant to hjni in S' Matthcw s Parish which had been surveyed 

pass read 

and returned and a Fiat for the Same passed by the 
Attorney general but the Time was elapsed in which a 
Grant ought to 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 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 



NOVEMBER, 1767. 349 

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 Lyon setting forth that 
Samf L* on for ^^ ^^*^ ^'^^^ Ordered him Twenty five Acres of Hammocks 
Grant to pass jj^ Skidoway River which had been surveyed and re- 
turned into the Surveyor general's Office but the Time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor General 
might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that purpose — 



and 



RKSoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^oth 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 George Wyche setting forth that 
Petition of he had had ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land 

Geo. Wyche for . ,-. . . 

^nt to pass in S' 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 ought to 
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 Surveyor 
and General might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 
thereof for that Purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



350 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



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 — . 

Upon a Petition of John Dunbar, Thomas Young and 
of^^Ca^tSn"''^' John Simpson Administrators of Captain John Gray de- 
SweredTo Sfi ccascd Praying that Grant for Two Tracts of Land, or- 
dered the deceased in his life time, might pass in the 
Name of the Petitioners In Trust tO' sell and dispose 
thereof for the Benefit of the said Estate which Petition 
was preferred on the Sixth day of January last and 
postponed And this day being again taken under Con- 
sideration It is Ordered that the Petitioners be permitted 
to sell the said Two Tracts of Land at public Sale and 
that the Proceeds thereof be divided amongst the Cred- 
itors of the said John Gray agreeable to the Act 
of General Assembly of this Province And that his 
Majesty's Grants for the said Lands do pass in the Name 
of the Purchaser or Purchasers — 

Upon a Memorial of William Brown Searcher of his 

OTdS"^be^ta! Majesty's- Customs at the Port of Savannah Praying 

s^riifer of the that he might be allowed sundry Fees for Business in 

us oms. j^.^ Office not provided for in the Establishment of Fees 

by Order of the Governour and Council in the Year 

1755 It is Ordered that the following Fees be demanded 

and taken by him, viz' 

For indorsing a Sufferance for Shipping or 

loading Goods 1/4 

Gauging Wine, .by the Pipe £o..o..4 

Gauging Melasses 0..0..5 

Weighing foreign Sugars p"" Cask 0..0..4 



NOVEMBER, 1767. 351 

Upon a Caveat entred by the Administrators of Cap- 
Admfnrs^^ of"^ tain Joliii Gray deceased against Roger Kelsal and Simon 
Sf. KeisS &c. Munroe's Obtaining his Majesty's Grant for three hun- 
temined. ^' dred Acres of Land in S' Andrew's Parish heretofore 
ordered Durham Hancock deceased which Caveat was 
this day heard It is Ordered that the said Administra- 
tors be permitted to sell the Land in Question, as Part 
of the Estate of the said John Gray at public Sale and 
that the Proceeds thereof be divided among the Creditors 
of the said Gray agreeable to the Act of the General 
Assembly of this Province And that his Majesty's Grant 
for the said Land do pass in the Name of the Purchaser 
thereof — 

Upon the Application of John Wertsch It is Ordered 
to pass fo?S That his Majesty's Grant for a Town Lot in Ebenezer 
Ebenezer^^and" Containing Sixty Feet by one hundred and Twenty Feet 
the Ministers. Originally allotted for, and whereon the Church now 
Stands : And for Two Acres of Land there also allotted, 
and now used for a Cemetrey or burying Ground: Do 
pass (notwithstanding the Lapse of Time) to and in 
the Name of the Reverend Henry Harman Lemke and 
Christian Rabenhurst Clerks, the present Ministers, In 
Trust only for the Use and Purpose aforesaid And that 
the Surveyor General do prepare and certify a Plan Ac- 
cordingly from the Records in his Office — 

And likewise that his Majesty's Grant or Grants for 
JofnS forest '^^^'^ Town Lots in Ebenezer each Lot containing sixty 
George's Par- p^^^ |^^. ^^^ hundred and Twenty Feet originally allotted 
for two Ministers of the Gospel Do pass (notwithstand- 
ing the Lapse of Time) to and in the Names of John 
F'erl and John Wertsch of Ebenezer aforesaid In Trust 
for the Use of the Reverend Henry Harman Lemke and 
Christian Rabenhurst the present Ministers resident there 
and their Successors for ever And that the Sur\^eyor 



- S' George's Parish 



352 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

general do prepare and certify a Plan or Plans accord- 
ingly from the Records in his Office — 

Ordered That John Thomas and James Pugh be- 

two of his A'lajesty's Justices /Vssigned to keep the Peace 
in and for the Parish of S* George; And that the Clerk 
of the Crown with whom the Commission of the Peace 
is lodged do insert their Names accordingly — 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants viz* 

Grants signed. To Henry Baker 150 Acres 

Hall Hudson 200 Acres 

Nicholas Horton. . . .500 Acres 
Benjamin Lewis. . . . 100 Acres 
Barrot Montgomery . 200 Acres 

John Street 200 Acres 

Benjamin Williamson 100 

Acres 

John Bradshaw. . . .250 Acres] 

Robert Baillie (Purch^) . . iooo}>S' Andrew's Parish 

Acres 
John IVrCullock. . . . 100 Acres 

Mary Ann Delegal 300] 

Acres [- S' Matthew's Parish 

George Swiger .... 300 AcresJ 

Barnard Romans. ...... 100 Acres] ^, . ^, 

Elizabeth Valaton a Lot in Sa-^ 1^' -u '^ 
vannah J P^"^^ . 

Nicholas Cavenah 200 Acres S' Philip's Parish 

James Heron 2cxd Acres S* Paul's Parish 

Donald Mackay 100 Acres S* James's Parish 

Joseph Stevens 150 Acres S* John's Parish- 



DECEMBER, 1767. 353 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the i^' December 
1767— 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 



Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
The Hon'"'^ ] James Mackay 

James Edw*^ Powell 
James Read 
Lewis Johnson 



' Esq^ 



Read a Petition of Charles West setting forth that he 

cS we°st for had had granted him three thousand Acres of Land and 

600 Acres read ^^^g dcsirous to Obtain au Additional Tract having 

Eighty Negroes Therefore praying for Six hundred 

and Acres upon a Neck of Land of Turtle River to adjoin 

Land of Arthur Carney and Morgan Sabb — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 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. 

Read a Petition of the said Charles West setting- forth 

Petition of . ° 

So^Acrefr^efd'* ^^ ^" aforegomg Petition And praying for four hun- 
dred Acres upon a Branch of Turtle River to adjoin 
Land of Isaac Haynes — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. ^q^\-^ ^^kc out a Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register 

23 c r— vol 10 



354 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 John Stacey setting forth that he 
john^stacy for had had ordered him Five hundred and fifty Acres of 
300 Acres read Land and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 
having a Wife four Children and thirteen Slaves There- 
fore praying for three hundred Acres to include two 
hundred and fifty Acres before ordered him but no Grant 
had passed for it as the Land was at that Time thought 
and to be within the Indian Boundaries but was now known 
to be a Part of the Province — 

Resolved. That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth talcc out a Grant for the said 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 Roderic Mackay setting forth that 
Petition of he had had granted him five hundred Acres of Land and 

Rod. Mackay . . . , ,. . , /^a 

for 1000 Acres was dcsirous to Obtam an Additional Tract having- a 

read _ _ ° 

Family Right of Twenty Six Negroes as proved in June 
1766 and four Negroes born since Therefore praying- for 
and One thousand Acres on the South Side of great Satilla 
River joining Land there ordered Captain Rogers — 

RESOEVEd 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 register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Date thereof that his 



Petition of 
John 



DECEMBER, 1767. 355 

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

Read a Petition of John Hall setting forth that he 

'Ha°ii for had been six years in the Province had had granted him 

50 Acres read ^j^^.^^ hundred Acres of Land and was desirous to Obtain 

an Additional Tract having a Wife five Children and 

one Negroe Therefore praying for fifty Acres upon the 

^"•^ three Runs in S' Matthew's Parish two Miles from Land 

run out for John Goldwire — ■ 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^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 Province 
within Six ?\'Onths from the date therecn" 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 Ford setting forth that he 

johifp'ord for h^^ h^^" three Years in the Province had had no Land 

40 acres read granted him and was settled on Land he had purchased 

at Pallachocolas before granted one M'^Clary adjoining 

the head Lines of which was a Small vacant Piece of 

and Land containing not more than forty Acres Therefore 

praying for the said vacant Piece — 

Resolved 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 register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six ]\Ionths from the date thereof that his ^,Iaj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Oswell setting forth that 



356 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Petition of Jo. he had becii about twelve Years in the Province had had 
Ac7e^sread no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having a Wife two Children and three 
Negroes Therefore praying for four hundred Acres viz* 
three hundred Acres heretofore ordered Samuel Richard- 
son in S* Andrew's Parish and One hundred Acres here- 
tofore ordered Thomas Elliott in S' John's Parish both 
which Plats were elapsed in the Surveyor General's 
Office— 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Sinted!' doth take out a Grant for the said 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 
witliin Six Months from the date tliereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents Part of the 
prayer of the said Petition namely the three hundred 
Acre Tract is granted — ■ 

Read a Petition of William Jones setting forth that 
m^Vl Jones for hc had bccu five Years in the Province had had no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and three Children Therefore 
praying for three hundred Acres in S'' Andrew's Parish 
and upon a Place called the black Bluff between the Lines of 
Land ordered Poulson and Homer — 

Resolved 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 register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
Avithin 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 Reddy setting forth that 



DECEMBER, 1767. 357 

Petition of ^"'^ li^'^ ^^'^'^ ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 
fo'i^iso ^crljs Land on the South side of Sapalo which was found not 
to be convenient and therefore he did not survey it And 
praying for in Lieu thereof One hundred and fifty Acres 
near Windy Hih to adjoin Land of Sir Patrick Hous- 
toun — 



and 



Resolved 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 register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six I^.Ionths 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 Absolom Wells setting forth that 
fof Weill ^fo; ^^ ^^^^ ^^^" ^^S^'^^ Months in the Province had had or- 
150 Acres read rfered him Two huudrcd Acres of Land and was de- 
sirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife four 
Children and three Negroes Therefore praying for One 
and hundred and fifty Acres upon Briar Creek to join Land 
of George Walker — 



Granted. 



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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Ryan setting forth that he 
Petition of jno. had bccn twelve Months in the Province had had no 

Kyan tor 100 

Acres read Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
and Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
in S' Andrew's Parish at a Place called white Creek — 



358 ' GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^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 Giles Moore setting forth that he 
Petition of ]^^^ |3gen some Years in the Province had had no Land 

Giles Moore for 

150 acres read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife Therefore praying for One hun- 
and dred and fifty Acres at a Place called Horse Creek about 
a Mile from Darian — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 Jean Ponshear setting forth that he 
Petition of jno. j^g^^^ j^gg^^ about two Ycars in the Province had had no 
foT Acres /eTd Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
and upon the fourth Swamp to adjoin Land of John Mc- 
Donald and Hugh Clark — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 e:ranted — 



DECEMBER, 1767- ^^^ 

Read a Petition of John Knobeloch setting forth that 

Petition o^ jno. i^g l^^^ j^ggj^ Eight Ycafs in the Province had had no 

loSYcres read ^^^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 

and in Halhfax District about half a Mile from Land granted 

George Heisler — 

Resolved 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 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 Robert Hudson Christopher Hud- 
Petitionof ^,.,, njifl Tames Xolebav setting forth that the Petitioners 

Robt. Hudson -^^^ ci . , . ^ , o . 

a«es^°reaT were intending to erect a Saw Mill and were desirous 
to Obtain Land for a Supply of Timber Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase and as Tenants in common Six 
hundred Acres upon the three Runs for the Use of the 
said Mill— 

Resolved Tliat on Condition only that the Petition- 
Granted, gi-s cloth 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted on the Petitioners com- 
plying with the Order of Council made touching Lands 
granted on Purchase — 

Read a Petition of David Anderson setting forth that 
Petition of he had been in the Province seven years had had no 

Davd. Ander- . _^, . -p -i r - 

son for 100 .N. 150 T^j-,^^! orantcd him and was desirous to Obtain Land tor 

Acres read ^-' to i i i \ 

Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 



and 



360 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

in Family Right and One hundred and fifty Acres on 
and Purchase which was before ordered Owen Sullavant and 
elapsed — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^q,|-j^ ^^ke out a Grant for the said 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 namely one hundred Acres 
in family Right is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Brantley setting forth that 
Petitionof Jno. he had had Land granted him in Family Right and was 
150 Acres read desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase One hundred and fifty Acres to ad- 
and join one hundred Acres already granted him on Brant- 
ley's Creek — 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. dotli take out 3. Grant for the said 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, so much 
of the Land prayed for as may be Sufficient to reach 
from his other Tract (being all Swamp) to the high 
Land, to enable him to make a Settlement — 

Read a Petition of James Brantley setting forth that 
Petition of Jas. he had had Land granted him in Familv Right and was 

Brantley for 200 =* _ ^ to 

Acres read dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase two hundred Acres upon Brantley's 
Branch lying on a Branch of Briar Creek — 

ResoevEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



DECEMBER, 1767. 361 

doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 

Granted. 

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 he defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted on the Petitioner's making 
it appear that the Land formerly ordered him wants 

Read a Petition of Moses Mulkey setting forth that 
Petition of i^e had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 

Moses Mulkey 

^«^]oo Acres ^j-j^ ^^.^^s dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract There- 
fore praying for on Purchase One hundred Acres in S' 
Matthew's Parish at the Three Runs the Mouth of Cow- 
and pen Branch about a Mile and half from Land of John 
Goldwire 

Rejected. OrderKd That the said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition oi Arthur Ryal setting forth that he 
Petition of had been two Years in the Province had had no Land 

Arth. Ryal for 

50 Acres read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivatiini having a Wife and five Children Therefore pray- 
ing for fifty Acres at Tuckasee Kings to adjoin Land of 
and Richard Milledge and Thomas Ball and Land he had 
purchased of Aaron Moore — 

Rejected. OrdErEd That the said Petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Butler Widow setting 
Petition of forth that she had had ordered her five hundred Acres 

Eliz. Butler for . i-^i i r 

Grant to pass of Land whicli had been surveved and a Plan thereof 

read _ ' ^^ 

returned into the Surveyor General's Office but the Time 
was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have passed 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
Time she might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyor General 



362 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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



Granted. 



ResoIvVKD 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 she 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 Jones setting forth that he 

jlmes"jones ^^^ had Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S* 

pass^^d*^ *^° 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 a Grant ought to have 

passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse 

of Time he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's 

and 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 of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Burton setting forth that he 

^^*^*j°"f°^'J°-had had ordered him tv.-cnty five Acres of Land in S' ^lat- 

Grant to pass ^|^g^^,'g 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 a Grant ought to have 

been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 



DECEMBER, 1767 



/U/. 



363 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Eliz. Burney 
for Grant to 
pass read 



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 — 

ResolvHd 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 the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Burney Widow setting 
forth that she had had One hundred Acres of Land or- 
dered her in S' George's Parish which had been sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor 
General's Office but the Time was elapsed in which a 
Grant ought to have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of Time she might be permitted 
to take out his Alajesty's Grant for the said Land and 
that the Surveyor general might be ordered to prepare 
and certify a Plan of the said Land Accordingly — 

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 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 Rodolph Burghalter setting forth 
Petition of that he had had ordered him four hundred Acres of Land 

Ro. Burghalter /-^ i ■ i 

for Grant to upou great Ogcchce which had been surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyor general's Office but 
the Time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have 



and 



Granted. 



364 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



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 Surveyor 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 — 



Petition of 
Chr. Dawson 
for Grants to 
pass read 



and 



Read a Petition of Christopher Dawson setting forth 
that he had had Two Tracts of Land ordered him on 
little Ogechee both which Tracts had been surveyed and 
Plans thereof returned into the Surveyor general's Office 
but the Time was elapsed in which Grants for the Same 
ought to have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of Time he might be permitted to 
take out his Alajesty's Grants for the said Land 
and that the Surveyor General might be ordered to pre- 
pare and certify Plans thereof- for that purpose — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out Grauts 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 Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date 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 Lamlzjert setting forth that 



DECEMBER, 1767. 365 

T, *•*• * T lie had had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in 

Petition of Jas. 

Grrn^to *pls3 S' 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 ought to 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 Surveyor general 
*"'' might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that purpose — • 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jqj.|^ ^^]^^ q^^^ ^ 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 Lott setting forth that he had 
fohn'TotJ for had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S' 
Grant to pass q^^^^^, ^ p^j.jgl^ ^^^j^j^l^ j^^^l b^gn survcyed and a Plan 

thereof returned into the Surveyor General's Office but 
the Time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Sun^eyor general 
^""^ might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof 
for that purpose — 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^oth 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 



366 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 Roger Kelsal and Simon Munro 
RoKe^KeLi Setting forth that they had ordered them on their Petition 
w^rr^antT^d of September 1766 One hundred Acres of Land but the 
Warrant of Survey was never executed That they had 
also ordered them on their Petition of 2.^ June last Two 
hundred Acres which was Land that had been surveyed 
and was elapsed and an order issued from the Surveyor 
general to resurvey the Same which order if executed 
and was never returned Therefore praying that the said War- 
rant and Order mie'ht be reserved — 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioners 
Granted. dotli 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 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 the said Roger Kelsal and Simon 
Roger°Ke*sai Muuro Setting forth that they had had ordered them Two 
to%iss ?Jad* hundred Acres of Land on the Alatamaha which had 
been surveyed and a Pl.-^n theic'of returnerl -into the Sur- 
veyor 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 they 
might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
the said Land and that tbe Surveyor ("ieneral might be 
and ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that 
purpose — 



Granted. 



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



DECEMBER, 1767. 367 

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 
Province within Six Months from the date 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 Roger Kelsal and Simon 
Petition of said Muuroe settiugf forth that some Time since they had re- 

Kelsal &c. for » -^ 

Grants to pass servcd for them One thousand Acres of Land and also 

read 

One hundred Acres both Tracts being in Hallifax dis- 
trict And praying that his Majesty's Grants for the said 
Land might be ordered to pass in their Names they hav- 
and ing complied with the Conditions on which the same was 
reserved for them — • 

RESOIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioners 
Granted. doth take out Grauts for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that they do 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 Kenred Braswell setting forth that 
Petition of he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 

Ken- Braswell 

PMs'^r^d *° '^' George's Parish \Nhich had been surveyed and re- 
turned and a Fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney 
general but the Time was elapsed in which a Grant for 
the Same ought to 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 
and Land and that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare 
the Same — 

Rksolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 



368 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 th.e date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
-prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Mordecai Sheftall setting forth that 

Mor^sheftaiito ^''^ Obtained a Warrant for laying out three hundred 

renew Warrant j^^y^^ Qf j^^^d which Warrant was expired in its Term 

and the Land not surveyed Therefore praying that the 

Surveyor general might be enabled and ordered to issue 

a new Precept on the said Warrant that the Land might 

and be reserved 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 Surveyor general do issue a new 
Precept as prayed for — 

Read a Petition of Philip Delegal setting forth that 

Deiegaiforn^w ^''^ Obtained 3. Warrant for laying out some Small Isl- 

warrantread ^^^^ called Racoou Kcys which Warrant was expired in 

its Term and no Survey made Therefore praying that 

the Surveyor general might be enabled and ordered to 

issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that the Sur- 

and vey might be made in Order to his Majesty's Grant. 

passing for the said Islands — 



Grantedi 



ResoIvVEd That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Sui*veyor general do issue a new 
Precept as prayed for — 

Read a Petition of Daniel Douglas setting forth that 
Petition of he Obtained a Warrant for laying out one hundred and 

Dan. Douglass -' <= 

rantreld ^^'" ^% Acrcs of Land at Beach Bottom which Warrant was 
expired in its Term and the Land not surveyed There- 



and 



Granted. 



termined. 



DECEMBER, 1767. 369 

fore praying that the Surveyor general might be enabled 
and ordered to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant 
that the Survey might be made in Order to his Obtain- 
ing his Majesty's Grant for the said Land — 

RES01.VED That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted And that the Surveyor general do issue a new 
Precept as prayed for — 

On a Caveat entred by the said Cornel against Wil- 

a^.'"^ud.°wit liams's Obtaining his Majesty's Grant for One hundred 

and fifty Acres of Land in S' George's Parish which said 

Caveat be- Land had been heretofore ordered the said Cornel ; the 

tween Cornel ' 

I^Xanrie- P^rtics this day were heard in Council and it clearly 
appeared that the Land had been surveyed for and pos- 
sessed by Cornel for more than a Year past and that he 
had regularly paid Taxes for the Same And it also ap- 
peared by a Precept produced at the Board that he had 
paid the Deputy Surveyor the Money to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land which the said Sur- 
veyor had neglected to do Whereupon it was ordered 
that a Grant for the said Land should pass to and in the 
Name of the said George Cornel on his reimbursing the 
said Williams the Expence he had been at about the 
Same And that the said Williams on Application might 
have a like Quantity in another Place — 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants viz' 

To William Blackman 200 Acres 1 

John Goldwire Jun' 100 Acres I S* Matthew's Parish 
Hannah Vincent 1000 Acres J 

Bartholomew Farrow 100 Acres] 

Abraham Lewis 100 Acres j- S' Andrew's Parish 

John Todd 150 Acres J 

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370 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

1- S' George's Parish 



Zachariah Fenn 300 Acres 
John Rae 100 Acres 
Wilham Telfair 200 Acres 



John Green Jun' 200 Acres 
Peter Sliterman loa Acres 
Josiah Tatnell 380 Acres 
Alexander Wylly 24 Acres 



Christ Church Parish 



John Grierson & Jane Petty- "I 

grew 50 Acres [ S* Paul's Parish 

Daniel Westcoat 100 Acres J 

John Club (Bounty) 200 Acres S* James's Parish 

John Graham 1000 Acres S' Thomas's Parish 

William Telfair 1000 Acres S'^ Mary's Parish 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the ^^^ January 
1768. 



Present 



His Excellency James Wright Esq'' 



The Hon*^'^ ^ 



Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
Jonathan Bryan 
Grey Elliott 
Lewis Johnson 
James Read 



' Esq"- 



Read a Petition of Elizabeth Butler Widow setting 

petition of forth that she was possessed of many Sla\^es in the Prov- 

nottL^dm °' ince for whom she had Obtained no Land Therefore 

"^'^ praying for two hundred Acres of Land in S* Philip's 

Parish to join Southward on Lands by her purchased 



JANUARY, 1768. 



371 



and 



Granted 



of Jonathan Br^^an Esq"" and easterly on Lands granted 
her self Also three hundred Acres in the same Parish to 
join South west on Lands granted her and Easterly on 
Lands by her purchased of Robert Houstoun — 

Resol,ved That on Condition only 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 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 Clement Martin Sen"" setting forth 



cfemt°"Mitin ^^^^ '""^ ^^^^^ ^""^^^ Ordered him Six hundred Acres of Land 

for 300 Acres 
read 



and 



upon the South side of Turtle River which had been 
surveyed and there was found on the Survey a Piece of 
Swamp Land which would render the said Tract much 
more beneficial and Which the Surveyor could not take 
in agreeable to his Instructions Therefore praying for 
the said Swamp Land containing not more than three 
hundred Acres to be laid out in an Oblong and to adjoin 
the Six hundred Acres Tract and the whole to be in- 
cluded in one Grant. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^q^j^ ^^y.^ 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 John M'^lean setting forth that he 
Petition of had had granted him fourteen hundred and sixty Acres 

John McLean . . a 1 1 • • 1 at^ 

for 500 Acres of Land and was desirous to Obtam an Additional Tract 

read 

having a Wife Eight Children and thirty nine Slaves 



372 GOVERNOR AND COUNCII^ 



and 



Therefore praying for five hundred Acres on the north 
Side of great Satilla to adjoin Land of Branford in 
Carolina. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq^j-^ |.^|,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 granted — 

Read a Petition of John Simpson setting forth that 

Simpson for 700 hc had twelvc Slavcs for whom or himself he had never 

Olijtained any Land in the Province Therefore praying 

and for Seven hundred Acres on the South side of great 

Satilla about seven Miles below Leman's Ferry. 

RESOEVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^^ ^^^^ 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 — 

Read a Petition of William Mackintosh setting forth 

wm**Ma°ckin- ^^^^^ ^''^ ^^^^ ^^^^ Land granted himi at Lime Kiln Bluff 

AcresTfurch.) i". S' Audrcw's Parish' and was desirous tO' Obtain an 

^^^ Additional Tract Therefore praying for, on Purchase, 

and fifty Acres at Lime Kiln Bluff aforesaid tO' adjoin Land 

there before ordered him. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted, dotli take out B. 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 Majesty 



JANUARY, 1768. 373 

may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — One hundred Acres of Land 
there about ordered his Excellency the Governour to be 
first laid out. 

Read a Petition of William Clark setting forth that 
Petition of he had Obtained a Warrant for laying out One hundred 

Wm. Clark for ^11 

50 Acres &c. Acrcs of Land on S' ]\Iary's River for a Cowpen but the 

read •' 

Quantity could not be found vacant, that he desired to 
resign the said Warrant and Obtain another for laying 
out fifty Acres. Therefore praying for fifty Acres on the 
said River for a Cowpen to include the Settlement there 
'*"'^ made And also to grant him two hundred Acres about 
Two Miles therefrom he having two Negroes. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Mouths 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 Sarzedas setting forth 
Petition of that he had been near four Years in the Province 

Abram. Sarze- 

Acres^'read ^^^ ^""^^ ^*^ Land grautcd him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain Land for Cultivation having a Wife four Children 
and three Negroes. Therefore praying for fi\'e hundred 
and Acres on the South Side of great Satilla Ri\'er between 
Todd's Point and Cawston's Bluff on a back Swamp. 

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. 



Granted. 



374 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Donald Mackay and James Spald- 
Mlcka°y *& ^^S setting forth that they were possessed of Sixteen 
Acresriad'^ Negrocs for whom they have Obtained no Land There- 
fore praying for Eight hundred Acres about three Miles 
and back from Cawston's Bluff on the South Side of great 
Satilla River tjeing Inland Swamp. 

Resolved That en Condition only that the Petitioners 
Granted ^^q^^ ^g^j^g q^^ g^ 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 on their proving their Family 
Right. 



Read a Petition of Thomas Sulivant settinsf forth that 



Petition of 



& 



Thos.°suiivant he had been twelve Months in the Province had had no 
read Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation having a Wife twO' Children and twelve Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for four hundred Acres in S* 
Andrew's Parish to be laid out in an Oblong and adjoin 
and two Tracts he had there purchased of three hundred, 
and one hundred, Acres. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^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 Joseph Perry setting forth that 

joslph" Perry ^^^ ^^^^^ '""^^^ granted him One hundred Acres of Land 

for|50 Acres ^^^^ ^^,^g dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 

a Wife two Children and two Slaves Therefore praying 



JANUARY, 1768. 375 

for two hundred and fifty Acres at Bryar Creek upon 
*°* dry Branch to adjoin Land of Margaret Johnson and 
Arthur Wall. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. cloth take out a Grant for the said 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 IMonths from the Date 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 Cronenburger setting forth 
croninwge/' that he was born in the Pro\'ince had had no Land 
Kcw^r^d granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation Therefore praying for on Purchase, three hun- 
and dred Acres upon great Ogechee between Land granted 
Isaac Ford and the River Ogechee. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted ^j^^j^ ^^y.^ ^^^^ ^ 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 Province 
within six ^.lonths 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 the Petitioner's com- 
plying with the order of Council t(Uiching Lands granted 
on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of John Martin Greiner settinp; forth 
M^*'G?"iner for tl^st he had bccu fifteen Years in the Province had had 
250 Acres read ^^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having a \\^ife and two Children There- 
fore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres at Halli- 
an<i fax to adjoin Land of George Streigel Nicholas Fisher 
John Tanner and Michael Beamer. 



376 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Jacob Odam 
for 100 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Wm. Sanders 
for 100 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted. 



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 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 Odam setting forth that he 
Obtained a Warrant for laying out One hundred Acres 
of Land near Land of James Brantley but on going to 
Survey it the same was found to have been run out by 
another Person Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof 
One hundred Acres on the upper side and near the Mouth 
of Buck head where it runs into Ogechee River. 

ResoIvVEd 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Sanders setting forth that 
he had had two hundred Acres of Land granted him 
and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 
a Wife and three Negroes Therefore praying for One 
hundred Acres at Todd's Creek on the South Side of 
the Mouth of great Satilla. 

ResoIvVEd 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 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 — 



JANUARY, 1768. 377 

Read a Petition of Preserved Alger setting forth that 
Preserved* Ai- hc had had Ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres 
ACTe3°read° of Land but through the Neglect of the Deputy Surveyor 
the Land was not laid out within the Time prescribed 
by the Warrant and was become elapsed That the Peti- 
tioner desired tO' resign the said Warrant And prayed 
for in Lieu thereof Two hundred and fifty Acres on 
and Briar Creek to adjoin the lower Line of Robert Hudson's 
Land. 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out 3. Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Ofiice 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 Fox setting forth that he 

john*^*'Fox for Obtained a Warrant for laying out One hundred and 
150 Acres read ^^^^ ^^^.^^ ^^ j^^^^^j ^^^ ^j^^ ^^^-^ Oppositc Frederica 

which Warrant he desired to resign and Obtain a new 
one for other Land Therefore praying for One hundred 
an<i and fifty Acres upon great Satilla to adjoin Land there 
ordered William Mackintosh. 

Resoeved 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 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 Niess setting forth that he 
jifhn'NieL for ^^''^'^^ ^^^^" fifteen Years in the Province had had no Land 
150 Acres read g-j-anted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 



378 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



tivation having a Wife Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres at Ogechee to adjoin Land there 
ordered John Teale. , 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 Wilham Pannell setting forth that 
wm. *Panneii he had been Eight Months in the Province had had no 
read Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cuhivation having a Wife five Children and two Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty 
Acres on the North Side great Ogechee between Land 
and of Peter Wynne Sen'" and Land of Andrew Whitefield 
in S' George's Parish. 

Resolved 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 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 — 

Read a Petition of Jacob Harnage setting forth that 

jfcob°Harnage ^^^ had been about a Year and four Months in tlie Prov- 

r^d "^^ ince had had no Land granted him and was desirous 

to Obtain Land for Cultivation having a Wife and five 

Children Therefore praying for One hundred Acres in 

S* George's Parish on the North Side of the Beaver 

and dams about a Quarter of a Mile below Land granted his 

Father George Harnage. 



read 



JANUARY, 1768. 379 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^kc out a Grant for the said 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 Solomon Shrimph setting forth that 
Petition of Sol- Ug ,,,^5 j^q^i in the Province had had no Land granted 

omen Shrimph r-( i.- j.* 

for 100 Acres j^j^ ^^^^ ^^^g desirous^to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
Therefore praying for One hundred Acres about a Mile 
and and half from Ogechee River and a Mile above the Path 
leading from Ebenezer to the flat Ford at Ogechee. 

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 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 — 

Read a Petition of Hugh Kennedy setting forth that 
Petition of he had had Land g-ranted him in Family Right and was 

Hugh Kennedy ° . , , . . , tr\ n^i r 

for 300 Acres dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore pray- 

(Purch.)reaa ivr-i 

in 2- for on Purchase, Three hundred Acres about a Mile 
above Land this Day ordered Solomon Shrimph upon 
and the first bold Branch and about a ^vlile and half from 
Oeechee River. 



Granted- 



Granted. 



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 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 Petitioner's 



380 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

complying with the Order of Council touching Lands 
granted on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of John Jacob Kieffer setting forth 
Kieffer for 200 that lic was boHi in the Province had had no' Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife and a Negro Therefore praying 
and fQj- fy^Q hundred Acres at Ogechee near Land this Day 
ordered Solomon Shrimph and Hugh Kennedy. 



Granted. 



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 Majes- 
tv may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Paul Austin setting forth that he 
plurAustinfor^^^^ ^'^^^ ^"^^ Land granted him And praying for One 

100 Acres read j^^^j^^^.^^j ^^^^^ ^^^ g^j^j^ j^^^^ j^^jj^g. p^^t of a Tract of 

Three hundred Acres before ordered Daniel O'Sheals 
and and was elapsed in Respect of the Time in which a Grant 
for the same ought to have passed. 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Drury Austin setting forth that he 
Petition of liad had no Land granted hi;ii And pravin^- for One 

Drury Austin "^ i . & 

Ifad^ ^'^^^^ hundred Acres on Buck head being part of a Tract ci 
three hundred Acres before ordered Daniel O'Sheals and 



JANUARY, 1768. 



381 



and 



Granted 



was elapsed in Respect of the Time in whic'i a Cirant 
for the Same ought to have passed. 

ResoIvVEd 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Davis Austin setting forth that 
he had had no Land granted him And praying for One 
hundred Acres on Buck head being Part of a Tract of 
three hundred Acres before ordered Daniel O'Sheal's 
and was elapsed in Respect of the Time in which a Grant 
for the same ought to have passed. 

ResoIvVEd 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 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 Middleton setting forth 
Petition of that he had Obtained his Majesty's Grant in South Caro- 

Wm. Middleton ,^ t t ^1 ■ /-\ 1 

for 100 Acres Im for two i housauci Acres of Land upon White Oak 
Creek Satilla River and was desirous to Obtain an Ad- 
ditional Tract having fifty Slaves in the Province There- 
and fore praying for One hundred Acres to adjoin the Two 
thousand Acres already granted him. 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed. Petition be postponed. 



Petition of 
Davis Austin 
for 100 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted . 



read 



Read a Petition of Christian Perkins setting forth 



382 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of 
Chr. Perkins 
for Lot in Fred- 
erica read 



and 



that there was a Lot in Frederica known by the Name 
of Doctor Hawkins's which was left in the Care and 
Possession of the Petitioner's late Husband by John 
Hawkins the said Doctors Brother who was supposed 
to be entituled thereto That her said Husband from the 
Time the said Lot was so left with him to the Time of 
his Death (being- many Years) had the Possession there- 
of and constantly accounted for the Taxes and Other 
provincial Duties That no Claim had been made to the 
said Lot by any Person within the Time limited for 
that Purpose by the provincial Law or any Time since 
as the Petitioner was informed Therefore praying that 
the Premisses considered she might be favoured with a 
Grant for the said Lot. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out a Grant for the said Lot 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 the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Petition of 
John Sellers 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of John Sellers setting forth that he 
had had ordered three hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
in S' George's Parish which had been surveyed and a 
Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor genei-ars Office 
but the Time was elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
ought to have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of Time he might be permitted to 
take out his Alajesty's Grant for the said Land And that 
the Surveyor general might be ordei-ed 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- 



JANUARY, 1768. S83 

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 Joseph Wannell setting forth that 
Petition of Jo- he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 

seph Wannell „, „ , 

for Grant to S Georgc s Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan 

pass read "^ -' 

thereof returned into the Surveyor 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 be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyor 
and General might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 
thereof for that purpose. 

ResO'LtVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
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 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 he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of William Crossley setting forth 
wm^crosLy ^^^^^ ^e had had ordered him Eight hundred and fifty 
iass^'reTd'" Acrcs 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 ought to have been taken out There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of Time 
he might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant 
and for the said Land And that the Secretary might be 
ordered to prepare the San.e. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



384 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



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 Parkinson setting forth that 
plrkinso^n'^for^^ '^^"^^ ^ad Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 
G^nt to pass gt Qgorgc'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 
ought to 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 Secretaiy might be 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 — 

Read a Petition of David Holmes setting forth that 
Divid°Ho°imes ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ Ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres 
pass^rl^d *° 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 ought to 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 pre- 
pare the Same. 



JANUARY, 1768. 



386 



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 Grants in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not b,e defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of Thomas Graham setting forth that 



Thos!°Graham ^^ had had ordcrcd him One hundred and fifty Acres 
pass read ^ of Land in S*" Gcorgc'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 a 
Grant ought to 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 
and Land And that the Secretary might be ordered to pre- 
pare the Same. 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Thomas Lamb 
for Grant to 
pass read 



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 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 Thomas Lamb setting forth that 
he had had ordered him One hundred 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 
ought to have been taken out Therefore praying that 
notwithstanding the Lapse of Time he might be per- 

25 c r— Tcl 10 



386 i GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



mitted 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. ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant foT 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 Margaret Johnson setting forth 
Mli*r^° jo°hnson ^^^'^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ Ordered her Three hundred Acres of 
pass^ead* ^ Land on Bryar Creek 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 
ought to have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of Time she might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land And that 
and the Surveyor General might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. fJQth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
]\Ionths from this date (Agreeable to an order of Coun- 
cil 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 may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the Prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Abraham Lundy Nathaniel Miller 
Petition of AMlliam Colson and Sarah Bevill Widow setting forth 

Abram. Lundy "^ 

&c. for Grant ^|;,^|- ^].Qy ]-j^^^| ordered them One thousand Acres of Land 

to pass read 

in S' George's Parish joining which they had erected and 
finished a Saw Mill; which Land had been surveyed and 



JANUARY, 1768. 



387 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
John Nelson 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted- 



a Plan returned into the Surveyor general's Office but 
relying on the Deputy Surveyor to pass the Grant, who 
had Money in his hands for that Purpose, through his 
Neglect the Time was elapsed in which the Same ought 
to have been taken out Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing 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 Petitioners 
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 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 Nelson setting forth that he 
had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 
Hallifax district which had been surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyor general's Office but 
the Time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Sur- 
veyor general might 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 
iMonths from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
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 
INIajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 



388 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Read a Petition of Christian Steiner setting- forth 



Petition of 



t> 



chrisn" Steiner that he had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land 
pass rerd ° in S* Matthew's Parish which had been surveyed and 
a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor genera'ls Office 
but the Time was elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
ought to 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 
and the Surveyor general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose. 

ResoIvVEd 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 Coun- 
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 Jonathan Mulkey setting forth that 

Muikey °fo''°"' ^6 had had ordered him One Thousand Acres of Land 
^a^ttopass (^Qj-j Purchase) which had been surveyed and a Plan 

thereof returned into the Surveyor general's Office but 

the Time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have 

passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse 

of Time he might be permitted to take out his ]\Iajesty's 

Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyor general 

and 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 
IMonths from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
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 



JANUARY, 1768. 389 

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

Read a Petition of Isaac Perry setting forth that he 
istaVper°ry for had had Ordered him Forty Seven Acres of Land in S' 

Grant to pass 1 • » i 1 1 1 1 t->i 

read Georgc 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 
ought to 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 
and that the Surveyor general might be ordered to prepare 
and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose. 

Ri;soLVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^j^^j-^ ^^j^g q,^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
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 Peter Sallens setting forth that he 
Petition of Pe- had had ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres of 

ter Sallens for -^ 

reTd"* ^° ^^^^ Land in S' John'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 
ought to have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of Time he might be permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant Grant ^'^'^ for the said Land 
and And that the Surveyor general might be ordered to pre- 
pare 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- 



390 GOVERNOR AND 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 Daniel Ryan setting forth that he 
Danf°Ryan for ^^^ ^^^ Ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 
G^nt to passj^^j^^j q^ lj|-|-lg Satilla which had been surveyed and a 

Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor general's Office 
but the Time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 
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 Surveyor 
and general might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 
thereof for that Purpose. 

RESoiyVED 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- 
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 Christian Rolland Widow setting 
Petition of forth that she had Obtained a Warrant for laving out 

Chr. Rolland ' ° 

cept'r"ea'd ^''^" two hundred Acres of Land near the head of Sapalo 
River but the Deputy Surveyor being sick the said War- 
rant was expired in its Term and the Land not surveyed 
Therefore praying that the Surveyor general might be 
enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on the said 
and Warrant that the Land so ordered her might be sur- 
veyed. 

RES0I.VED That the prayer of the said Petition is 



JANUARY, 1768. 391 

Granted, granted and that the Surveyor general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly. 

Read a Petition of Francis Begbie setting forth that 
Petition of lie had Obtained a Warrant for laying out One thousand 

Frans. Begbie ■^ * 

cepfr^d ^''^' Acres of Land (on Purchase) on S' Mary's River which 
Warrant was expired in its Term and the Land not sur- 
veyed Therefore praying that the Surveyor general might 
be enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on the 
a°<i said Warrant that the Land so ordered him might be 
surveyed. 



Granted. 



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



Read a Petition of John Fox setting forth that he had 
johf Foxfor a Obtained a Warrant for laying out Two hundred Acres 
n^ Precept ^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^j^^ g^^^^^ g-^^ ^^^^^ Satilla which Warrant 

was expired in its Term and the Land not Surveyed 
Therefore praying that the Surveyor general might be 
enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on the said 
and Warrant that the Land so ordered him might be sur- 
veyed. 

RESOIvVEd That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted, granted and that the Surveyor general do issue a new 
Precept Accordingly. 

Read a Petition of Abigail ]\Iinis \\'idow setting forth 
Petition of Ab- that shc had Obtained Warrants for laving out Three 

igail Minis for 

new Precept hundred and fifty Acres in Family right and five hundred 
and fifty Acres on Purchase Which Warrants were ex- 
pired in their Terms and the Land not surveyed There- 
fore praying that the Surveyor general might be enabled 
and and ordered to issue new Precepts upon the said War- 
rants that the Land so ordered her might be surveyed. 



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Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
<!ranted. granted and that the Surveyor general do issue new 
Precepts Accordingly. 

Read a Petition of William Mackintosh setting forth 
Wm.**Mackin- ^^^^^ ^c had Obtained a Warrant for laying out three 
PrecepTread^ hundred Acres of Land upon great Satilla which War- 
rant was expired in its Term and the Land not Surveyed 
Therefore praying that the Surveyor general might be 
enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on the said 
sad Warrant that the Land so ordered him might be sur- 
veyed. 



Granted. 



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

Read a Petition of Mary Wilson late Mary Reidel- 
Petition of spergcr and Widow of Christian Reidelsperg-er late of 

Mary Wilson , ?v • i r <-«t tv i^ & 

for Land grant- the Parish of S Matthew s in the Province of Georgia 

ed her late ^ 

^^^^and^ Ried- deceased setting forth that her late Husband the said 
Christian Reidelsperger Obtained his Majesty's Grant 
for Two hundred Acres of Land in the said Parish of 
S' Matthew's and died Intestate leaving several Children 
all of whom were since deceased That the said Reidel- 
sperger being illegitimate had.no Heir at Law to inherit 
the said Land That the Petitioner Obtained Administra- 
tion of the Personal Estate of her said Husband which 
was insufficient to pay his just Debts much less to main- 
tain the Children both of which she had done Therefore 
praying (she being advised that the said Land was es- 
cheated and reverted to the Crown) that she might 
either by taking out a Grant in her own Name or other- 
wise have the Land granted to her. 

Ordered That the said Petition be rejected his 
Rejected, Excellency having Instructions not to grant any Es- 
cheated Land without first representing the Matter to 



JANUARY, 1768. 393 

the Lands Commissioners for Trade and Plantations 
and Leave Obtained for so doing. 

His Excellency the Governour moA-ed that he might 
Lan^^n^st. have granted him in further part of his Family Right 
ordered his Ex- Five hundred Acres of Land on S' Mary's River to ad- 

celly. in Family .. ,.r-\<'/-vMi 1 iai 

Right. jom Land there ordered Ephraim Gilbert deceased, And 

that his Majesty's Grant for the Premisses might pass to 
and in the Name of Thomas Moodie: which was 
resolved and ordered Accordingly. 



Petition of 



Read a Petition of George Walker setting forth that 



George Walker lie 1''3<^1 bccu many Ycars in the Province had had three 
Acres read^°° hundred Acres of Land granted him and was desirous to 
Obtain a further Quantity having a Wife seven Children 
and three Slaves Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres for the benefit of Timber to adjoin Land before 
granted him on Briar Creek whereon he was Settled 
And One hundred Acres about a half a Mile from his 
and Settlement to adjoin a Tract Granted Daniel Underwood 
which the Petitioner had purchased. 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed. Petition be postponed until the Petitioner proves his 
family Right. 

Read a Petition of Moses Mulkey setting forth that 
Petition of Jie had been some years in the Province with his Father 

Moses Mulkey •' 

for^ioo Acres Jonathan Mulkey, had had no Land granted him and was 
desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore pray- 
and ing for One hundred Acres upon Briar Creek to adjoin 
Land there of James Gray deceased. 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed until the Petitioner Attends. 

Read a Memorial of the Provost Marshal of this Prov- 



394 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Memorials of '"^^ addresscd to the chief Justice and the rest of the 
chref*justke°^ Justices of the Bench setting forth the very great In- 
jan*re^*° ^ Sufficiency and Inconvenience of the Present Place 
allotted for the Confinement of Prisoners — That the 
same for want of Room did not admit his Making a 
proper Distinction between the Felon and the unfortunate 
Debtor — That by Reason of the Number at Times 
Obliged to be confined together great Sickness had en- 
sued and several had died That the Hardships suffered 
in general were too tedious and melancholly to relate. 
Nor was it in his Power to remedy the Evil, or redress 
the Case of the unhappy Sufferers And therefore humbly 
a°<* applied to the honourable Court for Relief in the Prem- 
isses. 

Read also a Memorial of the chief Justice of the 
Province addressed to his lExcellency the Governour 
Humbly recommending to him the Merits of the Provost 
Marshal's said Memorial. 

Both which said Memorials being duly considered It 
consideratn. of is Ordered that the Same be laid before and recommended 
sembiy. to the general Assembly of the Province for their Con- 

sideration. 

On a Caveat entred by Absolom Wells against Wil- 
Two hundred ham Davis's Obtaining a Grant of two hundred Acres 

Acres of Land, ca 

weut*onh4r-0^ Land ou M= Bean's Swamp heretofore ordered the 
mg:^ ordered to g^^i^ Davis It is Ordered (both Parties being present and 
heard) that his Majesty's Grant for the said Land do 
pass to and in the Name of the said Davis on his reim- 
bursing the Expence Wells had been at, and paying what- 
ever other Money may be due from Davis to Wells. 
The Matter to be settled between them by M'" John Rae 
and certified. 



JANUARY, 1768. 



395 



His Excellency the Governour Signed the following 
Grants viz'' 

Grants sigmed. To Thomas Irwin 150 Acres 
William Lord 350 Acres 
James Lambert 200 Acres 
Andrew M^Currie 300 Acres 
Sarah Bevill Widow 300 [■ In S' George's Parish. 

Acres 
Kendred Bras well 100 Acres 
Elizabeth Burney Widow 100 

Acres 

Christopher Cremer 100 

Acres 
Lambert Lean 50 Acres 

John Milledge 1000 Acres [- In S' Matthew's Parish. 
Joseph Subdrien 250 Acres 
Isaac Young 600 Acres 



Samuel Fulton 74 Acres ] 
Catharine Grant 200 Acres \ 



In S' Andrew's Parish. 



Peter Grinier 450 Acres In S' Matthew's & S' George's 
Parishes 

W" Gibbons & Joseph Clay In trust &" 500 Acres In 
S' Thomas's Parish. 

Philip Hughes 300 Acres In S* John's Parish, 

Samuel Lyon 21 Acres In Christ Church Parish. 

James Mackay Esq"" 400 Acres In S' James's Parish. 

Luke Mann 50 Acres In S' Philip's Parish. 

James Stewart 400 Acres In S' David's Parish. 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Monday the Eleventh day of 
January 1768. 

Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq'' 
James Habersham 



The Hon"^ 



Noble Jones 
Grey Elliott 
Lewis Johnson 
James Read 



Esq' 



„ . ^ , An Estimate of the necessary Chargfes of Government 

Estimate of ^ o 

Govefmt.°for ^^'^^ the 29*^ of September 1767 to the 29'" of September 
1768 settled. 1^58 was taken under Consideration and Settled. 

Henry Yonge Esq"" Surveyor General of this Province 
The survr. representing to the Board that Many of his Deputies had 

genl. to order . y r 

his Deputies becu applied to, and, he had Reason to believe, some of 

not to resurvey i i. ' ' ^ 

ciLta^"under ^^^^^^'' ^^'^^ made (without any order from him) Resur- 
cara.*^^ *""■ ^° veys of Lands to the Southward of the River Alatamaha 
for Persons claiming under Grants from the Province of 
South Carolina, and desiring the Directions of this Board 
therein : His Excellency acquainted the Gentlemen that 
he understood the Governour of South Carolina would 
soon have an Instruction from England to transmit hither 
authentic Copies of the Grants and Surveys of all the 
Lands granted to the Southward of the Alatamaha, And 
that his Excellency also daily expected an Instruction to 
examine such Grants and Surveys and give Directions 
respecting the Same to the proper Officers in this Prov- 
ince It is therefore Ordered and due Consideration had in 
the Premisses that the Surveyor General do positively in- 
join his Deputies and every of them that they do not pre- 
sume to make any Resurvey of Lands claimed under 
Grants from the said Province of South Carolina until 
further Directions therein from this Board. 



JANUARY, 1768. 397 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Wednesday the 20'" January 
1768. 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq*" 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Grey Elliott 
[ James Read 

An Account for an Express from the Superintendent 
counts'audited. of Indian Affairs to his Excellency the Governour was 
audited and ordered to be paid also a Bill of the Attorney 
general was audited amounting to £50.. si 9.. d5^ and 
£20 : Ordered to be paid being the Sum provided by the 
Tax Law. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of S' Paul 

hlbitonts°ofst'P^^y'"^ ^^^^^ ^ Country ^^'"'^ Court might be established 

George for a ^^^ ^^^^^ Parish and the Parish of S'' George Also a Peti- 

^nty Court ^j^^^ ^j ^j^^ Inhabitants of S' George to the same Effect 

were at this Board read : And his Excellency desired the 

Opinion of the Board in Respect thereof, who were of 

Opinion that the prayer of the said Petitions were a ]\Ieas- 

ure very necessary to be granted. 

A Petition of the Church wardens and Vestry of the 
Petition of Said Parish of S'' Paul was also read respecting six hun- 

Church war- r , i • » • • 11 i • i 1 

dens and Ves- dred acrcs of land ni Augusta orignially laid out and re- 
try of stPaurs ^ ^ J 
touchg Land scrvcd for a Common And praying that a Part of it might 

laid out for a r j o o 

conmion read, i^g ggj- q^^^ ^^^^^ granted for a Glebe for the Use of a Min- 
ister for the Time being, and that the Residue thereof 
might be vested in the said Church-wardens and Vestry to 
be by them sold and the Moneys thereby arising to be laid 



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and 



out in the Purchase of Negroes for the Use of a Minister ; 
And a Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of Augusta ap- 
proving the aforesaid Petition And praying that the said 
Land might be appropriated and disposed of, as prayed 
Both Petitions by the Said Church-Wardens and Vestry, was Hkewise 

postponed for -' -^ ' 

lraticm^°°^'^"^^^*^' ^^*^ ^°^^ ^^^ ^^^^ Petitions were postponed for 
further Consideration. 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Thursday the 28*'' January 
1768. 



Present 



His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 



The Hon^ 



James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Jonathan Bryan 
James Edw^ Powell 
Grey Elliott 
Lewis Johnson 
James Read 



Esq' 



His Excellency acquainted the Board that he had re- 
Boundary of ceived from the chief Justice &° a Report relating to the 
county^cfourt Circuit Courts proposed to be held at Augusta, which be- 
ing read. And his Excellency proposing that the District 
in which such Court should hold Jurisdiction be settled as 
the first Step necessary therein. 

Resolved That from the \\'estern Boundary of the 
Province as mentioned and described in his Excellency's 
Commission, to the ^^'estern Side of the Mouth of Bryar 
Creek on Savannah River, and up the said Creek and the 
Beaver Dam Creek, to include the western Side of the said 
Creeks, and all Creeks leading from such western Side; 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 



399 



and from the head of the Beaver Dam Creek in a direct 
Line to the Mouth of Horse Creek upon great Ogechee 
River, and to inckide the North Side of the said River : 
be the District in which such Court shall hold Jurisdic- 
tion. 

His Excellency acquainted the Board that the Laza- 
retto being finished and the Key delivered to him. It 
Kelper^'propos- ^^^5 ncccssary in Consequence of the Act of Assembly 
ed to_be ap- _^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ appoiut 2. Kccpef thereof, and to 

give such orders and Directions to such Keeper as should 
appear proper to Answer the Purposes intended. 



Lazaretto fin 
ished and 



pointed. 



Postponed. 



Resolved That a Person be sent down for the pres- 
ent to take Care of the Buildings &^ until a proper Keeper 
be appointed. 



GEORGL\ At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Monday the i^' February 
1768. 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 



The Hon"^ - 



James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Jonathan Bryan 
James Edward Powell 
Grey Elliott 
Lewis Johnson 



Esq" 



His Excellency read to the Board an Address of the 

His Exceiiy^s Commous Housc of Asscuibly presented to him on Fri- 

tililVo." day last, together with his Reply to the Address, on which 

proved""^ ^^- he desired the Gentlemen's Opinion : who approved of 

the same as a true State of the Case, and proper Reply. 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 2^ February 
1768. 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
James Edward Powell 
The Hon'''' ^ Grey Elliott \ Esq' 

Clement Martin Jun' 
Lewis Johnson — 
James Read 

Read a Petition of Noble Jones Esq'" setting forth that 
NtbflTonesfor ^""^ ^'^^^^ ^^^^ Land granted him in Family Right but was 
possessed of Seventeen Negroes for which he had Ob- 
tained noi Land Therefore praying for an Island of 
Marsh lying below an Island heretofore granted James 
Whitefield, and above the Black Oyster Bank and bounded 
Northerly by the North Branch of Savannah River. 



an Island read 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Island 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 Jonathan Bn^an Esq"" setting forth 
Petition of Jon. that he was desirous to Obtain a Small Tract of Land 

Bryan for 150 & 

100 Acres read ^^ the Alatamalia contiguous to Land already ordered 
him there and which he was then settling Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred and fifty Acres on the South Side 
of the Alatamaha lying between Lands granted to John 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 401 

Cohvell and a Tract said to be granted in Carolina to 

M"" Cannon And also for a small Island in the River 

and Alatamaha lying near and abo\'e the head of Cambers 

Island and containing not more than One hundred Acres. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^j^g q^^- Qrants 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 Elisha Butler Escf setting forth 
Petition of Eli- that he had a Family Right of Negroes for which he 

sha Butler for .7 & & 

300 Acres read ^^d Obtained uo Land Therefore praying for three hun- 
dred Acres in S*^ John's Parish toi adjoin a Tract there 
and already granted him and to be run agreeable to- a Plan 
exhibited. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^q^|^ ^^^j^^ ^^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 
jMonths from this Date and that he doth also reg-ister 
the said Grant in the Register's Office O'f 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 Grey Elliott and John Gordon 

HoS"r(^*rd^on Setting forth that they had purchased of William Norton 

(Purch.) read and Robcrt Stewart two Tracts of Land upon South 

Newport where there was a Creek convenient for a Saw 

Mill Therefore praying for five hundred Acres of Pine 

and Land (on Purchase) to adjoin the same on the back for 

the Use of Timber. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the petitioners 

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402 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted. 



doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and tliat he dotli 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 Complying with 
the Order of Council touching Lands granted on Pur- 
chase. 

Read a Petition of Ann Fitch Widow setting forth 
Fitih°wid'^for ^^^^ s^^^ ^^^ settled on Land granted her deceased Hus- 
300 Acres read |3^nd John Fitch in the Front whereof and between the 
Several Tracts was some vacant Land which if granted 
any Other Person would be very hurtful to the Settle- 
ment Therefore praying for three hundred Acres being 
the supposed Surplus line in front and between the Lines 
of her said Land. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (Jq^^ 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 Petitioai of Clemeiit Martin Sen'' setting forth 

Petition of . i -r-> • • i i • -r^ -i 

Giemt. Martin that he was lately come mto the Provmce with his Family 

for Jekyl Island 

read j^ Order to settle and take up Lands Therefore praying 

and for ^n Island called Jekyl lying to^ the Southward of the 
Province he having One hundred Negroes. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
^^ding&c"^"" doth take out a Grant for the said Island 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 
niav not be defrauded of 'ms Quit Rents the Prayer of the 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 403 

said Petition is granted Provided nevertheless that the 
Petitioner within ^^'''^ Months do Obtain five hundred 
Acres of Land to be laid out and granted unto Thomas 
Horton in Lieu of a Settlement long since made on the 
said Island by his Father the late Major Horton deceased 
or the Matter otherwise to be adjusted. 

Read a Petition of Lachlan M^'Gillivray setting forth 

McGiui^rfy for that he had many Negroes in the Province for which he 

had Obtained noi Land Therefore praying for five luin- 

and dred Acres on the Beaver Dams tO' include an Island 

about seven Miles from Thomas Morgan's Saw Mill. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (Joth take cut a Grant for the said 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 O'f Charles West setting forth that he 

chas."we°t for bad had ordered him Six hundred Acres of Land at the 

head of Turtle River adjoining which was a vacant Piece 

containing five hundred Acres Therefore praying for the 

and salid five hundred Acres and that both Tracts might be 

included in one Grant. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^-^f-i, ^^y.^ ^^^ ^ 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 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 Carter setting forth that 



404 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of 
Thos. Carter 
for 300 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted. 



he had had One thousand Acres of Land granted him 
and was desirous toi Obtain an Additional Tract having 
a Wife five Children and twenty three Negroes There- 
fore praying for three hundred Acres lying Northward 
of Stephen Clark and tO' adjoin his North Line upon a 
Branch of North Newport and the Grant for the said 
Land to pass in the Name of Joseph Oswald. 

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 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 Lachlan Mackintosh setting forth 
Ma^kiSo^h for ^'""^^ ^^^ ^^^^ suudry Negroes for which he had Obtained 
100 Acres read ^^^ Laiid And praying for one hundred Acres at a Place 
called the Old Fort joining Land of Jonathan Bryan and 



and" 



Granted. 



Land of his Excellency the Governour. 

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 Prov- 
ince within Six IMonths from the Date thereof that his 
Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition )is granted the Land there 
ordered his Excellency the Governour to be first laid 
out. 



Petition of 
Geo. Mackin- 
tosh for 200 
Acres read 



Read a Petition of George Mackintosh setting forth 
that he had had Land granted him and was desirous to 
Obtain an Additional Tract Thei'efore praying for two 
hundred Acres on the North Side great Satilla joining 
Lands of John Graham and Hugh Matthewson. 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 



405 



ResoLtVeID That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. j^^}^ ^^j^g ^^^^ ^ 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 de/rauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Alexander Inglis setting forth that 
iS^inliis he was settled in the Province and was desirous to Ob- 
(pVrTf'rJad tain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for on Pur- 
chase, One thousand Acres on the South Side great 
Satilla about three Miles below Cawston's Bluff. 



Granted. 



RKSOLVED 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 ]\Ionths from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the 
said Petition is granted complying nevertheless with the 
Order of Council touching Lands granted on Purchase. 



Read a Petition of Edward Telfair setting forth that 
he was settled in the Province and desirous to Obtain 
(Pur^h.fread Land having had none yet granted him Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase Five hundred Acres between great 
Satilla and crooked River and near Lands granted Wil- 
liam Knox. 



Petition of 
Edwd. Telfair 



and 



Rksolved 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 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 complying never- 



406 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

theless with the Order of Council made touching Lands 
granted on Purchase. 

Read a Petrition of Francis Brown setting forth that 

Frans^'fifown hc had purchascd a Tract of Land of Samuel Bacon 

r^d°*^ ^'^''^^ near which was some vacant Pine Land which he was 

desirous toi Obtain having a Wife two' Children and 

Thirty two Slaves Therefore praying for two hundred 

and Acres oi the said Pine Land to ad j din the Land he had 

purchased in vS' John's Parish. 

Resolved 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 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 Basil Cowper William Telfair and 
Ba8ii'°cowier Edward Telfair setting forth that they were settled in 
Acrefread°° ^hc Province and had a family Right for five hundred 
Acres of Land which they were desirous to. Obtain hav- 
ing had none yet granted them Therefore praying for 
and Five hundred Acres -on the North Side of Ogechee near 
or to adjoin Lands of James Bulloch 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioners 
Granted. 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Philip Alman setting forth that he 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 407 

„ ,.^. , had been some Years in the Province had had no Land 

Fetition 01 

Fo^r 200 AweT granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land having a 

read \\^ife and a Negro Therefore praying for two hundred 

Acres upon the North side of great Ogechee between 

a°<i Lands heretofore ordered John M'Farhen and James 

Bulloch. 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 Maj- 
esty may not he defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
oi the said Petition is granted the Land this Day or- 
dered Cowper and Telfairs to be first laid out. 

Read a Petition of IXIoses Way setting forth that he 
Petitionof {^qJ heretofore ordered him three hundred x\cres of Land 

Moses Way for 

200 Acres read ^^^ ^^le South side of the Alatamaha joining Land said 
to be granted to John North which he desired to resign 
and Obtain Other Land in Lieu thereof Therefore pray- 
ing for two hundred Acres upon South Newport a Branch 
*"^ of Bull Town Swamp near or to adjoin Captain James 
Mackay's Cotwpen. 

RksolvEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (^Q^h take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Mouths 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 ]\Laj- 
esty may not be defrauded of, his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Edward Pilsher setting forth that 
Edwd°''p'ifsher ^"^^ ^^'^^ lately come into the Province had had no Land 
r^d^*^ ^"^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife and a Child Therefore praying 



408 



and 



Granted. 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

for two hundred Acres on a Branch of M'Bean's Swamp 
about a Mile above Land ordered William Davis. 

Resol,vEd 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 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 John Gibbons setting forth that he 

john'°Gibbons ^ad had one hundred Acres of Land granted him and 

for^soo Acres ^^.^^ dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 

Wife six Children and twenty Slaves Therefore praying 

and for five hundred Acres on little Satilla about five Miles 

from the head of Clark's Creek. 



Resolved 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^ 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 Edmund Bugg setting forth that 
Petition of Ed- he was Comc into tlie Province to take up Land for 

mund Bagg for 

400 Acres read Cultivation having had none yet granted hnn and hav- 
ing a Wife nine Children and twelve Negroes Therefore 
and praying for four hundred Acres on the Sonth Side of 
the north Kioka Creek above Augusta. 



ResoevED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. 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 registers Office of the said Province 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 409 

within Six Months from the date thereof that his ^Taj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the pra)-er 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Wilham Burgamy setting f-rth 

petition^of^^ that he had been some Time in the Province had had no 

ToTmA^r^^^ j^^j-i^j o-ranted him and was desirous to 01)tain Land for 

Cultivation having a Wife six Children and" one 

Slaves (^"=) Therefore praying for f^ve hundred Acres on 

the Branches of Kioka Creek about thirty Miles above 

and Augusta and three or four Miles from Land setUe.l b/ 

Jacob Coulson. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^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 registers Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not l^e^ defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayet 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Peter Young setting forth that he 
Petition of had been bred up in the Province had had no Land 
fofTooAcr"! o-ranted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
Tivaticm having a Wife a Child and two Negroes There- 
fore praying for three hundred Acres upon Briar Creek 
to adjoin Land of Arthur Wall. 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 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 Bulloch setting forth that 



read 



and 



410 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Petition of jas. ^c had had four hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 

Acrwreld^ ^^^ him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 

having a Wife and Eight Children Therefore praying 

for One hundred Acres upon the South side great Oge- 

and chee about a Mile or two' below black Creek to adjoin 

Lands of Elisha. Butler and Moses Nunes. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth 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 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 Benjamin Johnson setting forth 
johnsonfo^2o6 that he had had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 
Tract having a Wife three Children and; one Slave 
Therefore praying for twO' hundred Acres upon the South 
Side great Ogechee to adjoin Land granted Thomas 
Blakeman. 



Acres read 



and 



RhsoIvVEd 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- 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 if the Land be within the 
Boundary Line. 

Read a Petition of Christopher Chappie setting forth 
Petition of that he had been twenty six Years in tlie Province had 

Chrisr. Chappie -^ 

read°^ ^'"''^^ had no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain 
Land for Cultivation having- a Wife two Children and 



and 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 411 

one Slave Therefore praying for three hundred Acres 
upon the South Side of Ogechee to- adjoin Land granted 
Benjamin Johnson. 

Resolved That on ConcHtion only 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 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 Jarnegan \\'idow setting forth 

jlrnlgan^'for''^" ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ been in the Province about two Years had 

150 Acres read j^^^| ^^ Land granted her and was desirous to Obtain 

Land for Cultivation having a Slave Therefore praying 

and for One hundred and fifty Acres on Buck head to adjoin 

Land of John Warnack. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (^qi-]-, ^^\^q q^j- g^ 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 IMonths 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 Bud Cade setting forth that he had 

clde'^fof ?oo^ been three Years in the Province had had no Land 

granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 

and tivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on 

Buck head to adjoin Land granted James Murphey. 

Resolved 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 register the 

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



412 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. 

Road a Petition of Frederic Closeman setting forth 
ciosemanforfo that hc had been many Years in the Province had had 
cres rea ^^^j^ ^ ^^j^^ Acrc Lot in Augusta granted him and was 
desirous to Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife 
Therefore praying for fifty Acres lying between Land of 
^^^ the Widow Anderson and Peter Steidler in hallifax Dis- 
trict about four Miles from Briar Creek Bridge. 

Resolved 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 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 Edward Barnard setting forth that 
Edwd°Baniard J^cob Hood (siuce deccased) had in his life time a Town 
Si'steread ^"" Lot in Augusta ordered him for v/hich no Grant had 
passed whereby the Lot was become vacant And praying 
for the said Town Lot being Number Thirty Three. 



and 



ResoevEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. dotli take out a grant for th.e said Town 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 the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Tliomas Peacock setting forth that 

ftoi"°Peacock ^^ had had granted himi Seven hundred and Seventy 

^^d^"'' ^'"'■^^ Acres oi Land and was desirous to Obtain an Additional 

Tract having a Wife three Children and Twenty five 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 



413 



and 



Granted. 



Slaves Therefore praying for three hundred Acres which 
Land had been before ordered Moses Lynn and was 
elapsed in Respect of The Time in which a Grant for the 

same ought to have passed. 

Resolved That on Condition cmly 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 oi 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 ^"anted. 

Read a Petition of Moses Lynn setting forth that he 
Petition of \^^(i iiad ordered him three hundred Acres of Land in 

Moses I^ynnfor 

300 Acres read gt john's Parish which Land he desired to resign and 
Obtain another Tract in Lieu thereof Therefore praying 
for Three hundred Acres upon Midway heretofore or- 
dered Joseph Williams but no Return of the Survey was 
ever made. 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Chrisr. Ring 
for 400 Acres 
read 



and 



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 ^lonths from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the pra\-er 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Christopher Ring setting forth 
that some Time since he did petition for three hundred 
Acres of Land but the Board w^ere pleased to order the 
Same to John Lynn That Petitioner was desirous to Ob- 
tain other Land Therefore praying for Four hundred 
Acres in the Parish of S' Paul which Tract was formerly 
ordered Wood Tucker and was elapsed in the Surveyor 
general's Oi^ce ever since the Year 1766. 



414 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted ^^^^j^ ^^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 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. 



Petition of 
Barn. Romans 



Read a Petition of Barnard Romans setting forth that 
he had lately ordered him a fifty Acre Lot in Highgate 
read^^ ^^""^^ wliich afterwards proved tO' have been granted James 
Jansacke, and was desirous to Obtain other Land in Lieu 
thereof Therefore praying for fifty Seven Acres in Christ 
and Church Parish heretofore ordered and laid out for John 
Barrel since deceased and for which no Grant had passed. 

RESOIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioue'r 
Granted. (^q,j^\^ ^^j^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 Maj- 
esty 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 he 

Mltiherrfor""' had four hundred Acres of Land ordered him in S* John's 

pass^read *° Parish which had been surveyed and a ^^'''^ returned and a 

Fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney general but the 

Time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to have been 

taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding tie 

Lapse of Time he might be permitted to take out his 

and Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that ihe 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 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 415 

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

Read a Petition of John Morse setting forth that he had 
John Morse for had ordcrcd him a Town Lot in Augusta which had been 

Grant to pass ,_,.., . , 

read survcycd and returned and a b lat tor the same passed by 

the Attorney general but the Time was elapsed in which 
the Grant ought to 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 Lot 
and and that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the 
Same. 

RksoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli take out a Grant for the said Lot 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 the prayer of the said 
Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of George W'yche setting forth that he 

GTOrge°wyche Obtained a Warrant for laying out two hundred Acres of 

cepfreal '"■^" Land in S' George's Parish which by Mistake had not 

been taken out of the Secretary's office and the time was 

expired m which the same ought to have been executed 

Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 

Vime the Surveyor general might be ordered f" issue a 

and Precept on on ^^*°^ the said Warrant that the Land might 

be surveyed. 

Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted, granted and that the Surveyor general do issue a New 
Precept Accordingly. 



416 ^ GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Edward Carlton setting forth that 
Edwd°Variton ^^ had been in Possession many Years of a Town Lot in 
vL%"^ *° Savannah with the Garden and Farm Lots thereto be- 
longing which Premisses 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 ought to have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the Lapse of Time be might be permitted to take out his 
and Majesty's Grant for the said Lots 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 Lots 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 the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Philip Box setting forth that he had 
PhHip "bo^'x for had ordered him two Tracts of Land in S'^ Matthew's 
Grants to p^ss p^j.-gj^ containing four hundred and fifty and One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres both which Tracts had been surveyed 
and returned and Fiats for the same passed by the Attor- 
ney general but the Time was elapsed in which the Grants 
ought to have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of Time he might be permitted to 
and take out his Majesty's Grants 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. dotli 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 Ofiice 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. 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 417 

Read a Petition of Samuel Douglass setting forth that 
slmi!"Dougia8s he had had ordered him three hundred and fifty Acres of 
PM3 re^ ° Land in family Right and the like Quantity on Purchase 
in S' Mary's Parish both which Tracts had been surveyed 
and Returned and Fiats for the Same passed by the Attor- 
ney general but the Time was elapsed in which the Grants 
ought to have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of Time he might be permitted to 
and 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 Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out Grauts 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 William M'^Donald setting forth 
wm^McDonaid ^''^^^ ^^ ^ad had ordered him three hundred and fifty Acres 
p^s^read* ^ o^ Land in S' George's Parish 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 
ought to have been taken out Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of Time he might be permitted 
and 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 of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

27 r-Tol 10 



418 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Mordecai and Levi Sheftall setting 

1*1':^'* shefteii forth that Andrew Lambert who had Obtained a Warrant 

Land'^^'^'^ for four hundred Acres of Land (in Lieu of Land by 

him given upon Ogechee) had lately clandestinely left 

the Province justly indebted the Petitioners in a large 

Sum of Money for securing which they had a Mortgage 

of the said Lambert's Land and other Things That on 

searching the Offices it appeared that no Grant had passed 

for the said Land Therefore praying that, the Truth of 

the Premisses appearing, they might Obtain an Order for 

his Majesty's Grant to pass in their Name for the said 

and Land lying between Boggy Gut and Rocky Creek about 

a Mile below Alexander's Settlement. 

ResoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petition- 
Granted, ers 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 Province 
within Six Months from the date 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 Wynne setting forth that he 
Petition of had had ordered him- One hundred Acres of Land in S'' 

Francis Wynne 

»Ma^^* ^ George's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plat 
thereof returned into the Surveyor general's Office but the 
Time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 Surveyor general 
and 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 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 419 

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 Christian setting forth that he 
john'^Vtetian ^^'"^^ posscsscd of One hundred Acres of Land in S' Paul's 
pas^r^d*" Parish heretofore ordered one Richard Sutherton and 
purchased from him by the Petitioner which Land had 
been surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Sur- 
veyor general's Office but the Time was elapsed in which 
a Grant ought to have passed for the same 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 Surveyor general might be ordered to 
prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose. 



and 



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 John Brunson setting forth that he 

B^nion^^for' ^ad had oMered him two hundred Acres of Land in S^ 

r^"* *° ^*^' 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 ought 

to 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 Surveyor 

*""* general might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 

thereof for that Purpose. 



420 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted. 



RKSOLVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
cloth 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 



Petition of 
James Jones 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of James Jones setting forth that he 
had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
at Briar Creek 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 ought 
to 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 Secretary 
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 sfranted. 



Petition of 
Wm. Powell for 



Read a Petition of William Powell setting forth that he 
had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 

VV III. i UWCII J.VX 

Grant to pass j_^3j^^ jj-j gt Matthcw'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 ought to 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 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 421 

and the Surveyor general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^q^)^ ^^]^q 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 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 Francis Brown setting forth that 
Petition of lie had had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in 

Frans. Brown 

pTss^/^d^ *° S* John's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyor general's Office but the 
Timie was elapsed in which a Grant for the Same ought to 
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 Surveyor 
^"^^ General might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 
thereof for that Purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli 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 Andrew Greiner setting forth that 
Petition of he had had ordered him five hundred Acres of Land in 

And. Greiner 

pass^'ISi *^ S" 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 



422 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

ought to 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 
^^^ Surveyor general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that Purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. eloth 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 Lynn setting forth that he had 
Petition of iiad ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land in 

John Lynn for -^ 

?Iad^ ^° ^^^^ S' John'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 
ought to 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 
and Surveyor 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 3. Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
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 Bowie setting forth that he 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 



423 



- had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 

Petition of ^ 

£or%fa°:^'*to Land in S' George's Parish which had l>een surveyed 
pass read ^^_^^^ ^ pj^^^^ thereof returned into the Surveyor general's 
Ofiice but the Time was elapsed in which a Grant for the 
Same ought to 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 Surveyor general miglit be ordered to prepare 
and certify a Plan for that Purpose 



and 



REvSOLVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
jMonths 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 
vvithin Six ^lonths from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted. 



Read a Petition of Shem Butler setting forth that he 
Petition of \^^(\ iiji(-| ordered him five hundred Acres of Land in S* 

Sliem Butler 

pass^e^d *° Philip's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan there- 
of returned into the Surveyor General's Office but the 
Time Vs^as elapsed in which a Grant for the same ought 
to have passed Therefore praying that notv/ithstanding 
the Lapse of Time he irjght be permitted to take out his 
:\Iajesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyor 
"^^ 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 tlie said Land within Two 
^.lonths 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 



424 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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

Read a Petition of Francis Macartin and Martin 
Petition of Campbell settingf forth that Tames Smith of Aiig-tista had 

Macartan <fe i o -' o 

Gr^S^ to ^pass heretofore ordered him a Town Lot in Augusta known 
■^®*^ by Number twenty three which was afterwards seized 

and sold under an Execution and purchased l>y the Peti- 
tioners but on searching the Offices it appeared that no 
Grant had been taken out for the same Therefore praying 
an<i that his Majesty's Grant for the Lot might be ordered to 
pass in their Names 

RdsoIvV^ That on Condition only that the Petitioners 
Granted. (Jq take out a Grant for the said Lot 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 I\Ionths from the date thereof the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Peter \\'alsh setting forth that he 
Petition of had had ordered him three hundred Acres of Land upon 

Peter Walsh ^ 

for Grant tol |-}-,g gouth Fork of the o-reat Kioka which had been sur- 
pass read <-> 

veyed and a Plan thereof returned 'into the Surveyor 
general's Office but the Time was elapsed in which a 
Grant for the Same ought to have passed Therefore pray- 
ing tliat notwithstanding the Lapse of Time he 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. 



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 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 425 

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

Read a Petition of Thomas Lee setting- forth that he 
l^tittonof ^ j-^j^j Obtained his Majesty's Grant for a town Lot in 
regwter Grant /^^^^g^^g^^^ ]j^^i the sauie had been omitted to be registred 
within the Time hmited for that Purpose Therefore pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the Lapse of Time the register 
and might be ordered to receive and record the said Grant in 
his Ofifice. 

Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted, ^^.^j^^g^ ^^^(_i that the Register do record the said Grant 
Accordingly. 

Read the Petitions of Samuel Frink clerk, Edward 
fundTpe/sons Bamard, John Tinkler, William Eraser and John Shick, 

for Lands part '' , ^ r t i . r ^.1 T „ ., ^1 

of reserved scverallv Pravme for Tracts of Land out ot the Lanci 

Lands for a j j cy i t • i ^ 

Township readj^j^ ^^^^ ^^^ reserved on Ogechee for the Irish iown- 
^"^^ ship. 

Ordered That the said Petitions be postponed until 
Postponed, the next Land Day. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Walker setting forth that 
Petition of Jo. he was latelv come into the Province had had no Land 

Walker for 550 -' . /-m • t j r r^ U" 

Acres read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land tor Culti- 
vation having a Wife and Eight Children Therefore 
and praying for five hundred and fifty Acres upon the north 
Side of great Ogechee to adjoin Land of Daniel Douglas 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed. Petition be postponed until a Certificate appears of his 
Character from proper Persons in this Province. 

Read a Petition of Abraham Lundy setting forth that 
ibram^Lundyhe had had two hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 
for wo Acres ^^.^^^^ .^ Rallifax district ou which he was settled adjoin- 



426 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

ing which was One hundred Acres (being the Front of 
his said Land) and should the same be granted to any 
other Person it would greatly injure him That he had a 
Family Right of a Wife three Children and seven Slaves 
Therefor praying for the aforesaid One hundred Acres 
and to be laid out from the lower Corner of the Land already 
granted him. 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed. Petition be postponed the Petitioner not Attending to 
prove his Family Rights. ' 

Read a Petition of Richard Scruggs setting forth that 
R!chd°scruggs ^^ ^'^^^^ ^'^^^^ Land granted him in Family Right and was 
(Purch.)^reld^ desirous to Obtain an additional Tract Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase One hundred Acres on Black Creek 
and Savannah River about five Miles from Samuel Hudson's 
Settlement. 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed. Petition be postponed the Petitioner not attending prop- 
erly to ascertain the Land. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Fry setting forth that he 

slmf°Fry for ^^^*^ ^^^^ ^'^^^S ii^ the Proviucc had had no Land granted 

200 Acres read j^jj^ ^^^ ^^,g^g (Jesirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 

having a Wife and a Child Therefore praying for two 

and hundred Acres at Horse Creek Fort ou the north side 

great Ogechee. 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed. Petition be postponed the Petitioner not Attending to 
prove his Family Right and produce a Certificate of his 
Character. 

Read a Petition of David Anderson setting forth that 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 427 

Petition of '^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ Laiul granted him in Family Right and was 
Sm'foA'50^''' desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore pray- 
Acres (Purch.) j^^g. ^^^.^ ^^^ Purchasc, one hundred and fifty Acres being 

the Remainder of an elapsed Plat of Land heretofore 
and ordered Owen Sulivant and to adjoin the Land already 
granted the Petitioner. 

Rejected. Orde;re;d That the said Petition be rejected. 

Read a Petition of Thomas Whitehead setting forth 
Petition of that he had been some time in the Province had had no 

Thos. White- 
head for 100 Land granted liim and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Acres read * 

Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
and on the South Side of Briar Creek to adjoin Land he had 
Purchased of John Mackay. 



Rejected. 



Ordered That the said Petition be rejected. 

Read a Petition of Thomas Grey setting forth that he 
Petition of was bom in the Province had had no Land granted him 

Thos Grey for * 

260 Acres read and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation having 

a Wife and two Children Therefore praying for Two 

^"^ hundred and fifty Acres upon great Ogechee about five 

Miles above Fort Argyle joining Land of Elisha Butler. 

Rejected. OrdEREd That the Said Petition be rejected. 

Read the Petitions of John Stanhope, Samuel Savery, 
fe^^rSerLns and James Caldoe, severally Praying to be appointed 
Lazlretto!^'' ° Keeper of the Lazaretto upon Tybee Island: Which Peti- 
tions being taken under Consideration It was resolved 

John Stanhope ^ 

appointed, that John Stanhope be appointed Keeper thereof. 

Whereas at a Council held on the second Day of June 
Former Order last It was Ordered that a Reserve of Land be made for a 

touching the 1 r« j 

TowTiatDarianXown at Dariau where the Old Town formerlv Stood. 

etc &c. ordered 

^^J'l^toEx'^ -"^"d ^^""^t the Lots should be of the Dimensions laid down 
ecution. -j^ ^ pj^j^ thereof then prepared And that tw^o hundred 



428 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Acres of Land adjoining the said Town should be in hke 
Manner reserved for the Pubhc And that the said Town 
should be accordingly laid out And at the same Board 
it was also ordered that a Grant should pass to his Excel- 
lency the Governour of ten Garden Lots to the East of 
the said Town of Darian from Number one to Number 
ten : And also of One hundred Acres of Pine Land on 
the back of the said Lots Which orders severally remain 
unexecuted It is therefore this Day Ordered that the 
Reserve of Land to be made for the said Town of Darian 
be further continued And that a Grant do pass to his 
Excellency the Governour for the ten Garden Lots and 
One hundred Acres of Land as before ordered And that 
the Surveys thereof be made accordingly. 

New commis- OrderEd That a ucw Commissiou of the Peace do 

sion of the . - ,, . ^ 

Peace ordered ISSUe aS lOllOWS VIZ 
to issue. 

James Habersham, Noble Jones, Francis Harris, Jona- 
than Bryan, James Mackay, James Edward Powell, Grey 
Elliott, Clement Martin Jun"" Lewis Johnson, James Read 
and John Graham Escf^ ]Men:bers of Council 

Also William Simpson Esq"" chief Justice, James De 
Veaux and Elisha Butler Escf^ Assistant Judges, Charles 
Pryce Escf Attorney General and John Stewart Esq"" 
Superintendent of Indian Affairs: Justices of the 
Province. 

Joseph Ottolenghe. Charles Watson, Flenry Yong'e, 
Noble Wimberly Jones, David Montaigut, Alexander 
Wylly, William Spencer, Philip Delegal, James White- 
field, James Bulloch, John Milledge, Lachlan McGilliv- 
ray, George Baillie Commissary, Thomas Moodie, Henry 
Preston, John M'lean, John Mullryne, Josiah Tatnell, 
John Green and Clement Martin Esq""^ Samuel Frink and 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 429 

John Joachim Zubly Clerks. Justices for the Parish of 
Christ Church. 

Christian Rabenhurst Clerk, John Fieri, John Gold- 
wire, Caleb Howell, Richard Scruggs, John Gasper 
Wertsch John Adams Treutlen and Isaac Ford Esq" 
Justices for the Parish of S' Matthew. 

John Rae, Edward Barnard, John Francis Williams, 
Edmund Cartlidge, James Jackson, James Jackson, Leon- 
ard Claiborne and Edward Keaton Justices for the Par- 
ishes of S' Paul S' George and S* Matthew. 

David Emanuel, David Lewis, Andrew Griener, John 
Thomas James Pugh and Isaac Ford Esq''^ Justices for 
the Parish of S' George. 



fe^ 



Joseph Butler Jun"" Jonathan Cochran and William Le 
Conte Esq'"^ Justices for the Parish of S'' Philip. 

Audley Maxwell, John Dunbar, John Simpson, John 
Irwin, Andrew Darling John Martin, William Donnam, 
Parmenas Way, Button Gwinnett and James Forrester 
Escf'' Justices for the Parish of S' John. 

John Poison and Donald Mackay Escj'''' Justices for the 
Parish of S' James 

Robert Baillie, Lachlan Mackintosh, George Mackin- 
tosh, Jermyn Wright, Charles Wright, Donald Mackay 
and Button Gwinnett Esq'"^ Justices of the Parish of S' 
Andrew and as far Southward as the River S'' Mary. 

Ordered That the Secretary do prepare the said 
Commissions accordingly. 



430 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants viz* 



Grants signed. To Henry Crumb 500 Acres 
Benjamin Horn 100 Acres 
Roger Kelsall & Simon Miin- 

roe 1000 Acres 
Roger Kelsall & Simon ]\Iun- [ In S'' George's Parish 

roe 100 Acres 
Francis Pugh 100 Acres 
George Wyche 200 Acres 
Peter Wynne (Purch^) 200 

Acres 

Joseph Burton 25 Acres ] 

William Kennedy (Purch") In S' Matthew's Parish 

150 Acres }■ 

David Steiner 150 Acres J 

David Anderson 100 Acres 1 -, ^. -r. ,, t-, . , 
David Calliham 100 Acres J ^" ^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^^^ 

Elizabeth Butler Widow 500 ] 

Acres j-In S' Philip's Parish. 

Rodolph Burghalter 400 Acres J 



James Habersham 665 Acres In S'' Mary's Parish 

Roger Kelsall & Simon ^Nlunroe 200 Acres, In S'^ 
Andrew's Parish 

Richard Wylly (Purch^) 500 Acres, In Christ Church 
Parish 

Henry Yonge 750 Acres, In S' Patrick's Parish 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 



431 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Wednesday the lo*^^ Febru- 
ary 1768 



Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq' 



The Hon*""^ 



Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
Grey Elliott 
Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 



- Esq' 



His Excellency proposed that the following Gentlemen 
po"Jd^to*be^^n- t>e added in the New Commission of the Peace, viz^ 
*'^''*^coSmfe3^ Edward Barnard Esq' for the Province, John Simpson 
Esq' for Christ Church Parish John Walton Esq' for S' 
Paul's Parish, Roger Kelsal Esq' for S' John's Parish, 
Lachlan Mackintosh and George Mackintosh Escf^ for S*" 
Jame's Parish: and John Davis Sen' for S' Philip's 
Parish ; Which was accordingly done, and his Excellen- 
cy signed the said Commission. 



new 

of the Peace 

approved 



Commission 
signed. 



432 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Thursday the iS**" February 
1768. 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq' 

James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
James Edw*^ Powell 
The Hon^'^ ^ Grey Elliott ]■ Esq'" 

Clement Martin 
Lewis Johnson 
James Read 
John Graham' 

Read a Memorial of Mess" John Rae and George 

Rar& cUhin Galphin in Respect of the fifty Thousand Acres of Land 

Land ' rese^^ed on the Brauchcs of Ogechee heretofore laid out and re- 

estantFammes served for a Township for Protestant Families to be 

brought from the North of Ireland. 

Ordered to be Ori>^R^d That the Said Memorial be laid before the 

Snhissibiy General Assembly. 

Read also a Letter from Le Roy Hammond acquaint- 

dry"J/thfQuaI ^"§" ^^^ Excellcncy that in Consequence of a Reserve of 

for wh^omale- I'welve Thousand Acres of Land on little River for sun- 

walmade.'"^''*^ dry Families (Quakers) in North Carolina: ten Families 

of those People were arrived in the Province to take up 

and Settle Part of the Lands sO' reserved: Agreeable 

to the Stipulation made by the Board on the first day of 

September last, with the Person then presenting their 

Petition. 

Reserve of the OrdErEd That a further Reserve of the Residue of 
Land contfnucd the Said Twelvc thousaud Acres be made for these 
ary'i769. *""' Families until the first day of January 1769. 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 433 

The Clerk present ^'''''^ to his Excellency an Account 
enTT'thr" intituled "The Public D-" to Charles Garth Esq--' "For 
audfted° ^ his Salary commencing- the first Day of June last and 

provided for by the Tax Bill passed 26'" March last 

£100" 

Savannah 15"' February 1768 

Up'U which his Excellency ordered the Tax Bill to be 
Opinion of the sent for, where the Article Stands as follows "To Charles 

Board in Re- ^^ , -pA a r i ■ t^ ■ r-t 

spect of the Garth Esq'' Assent for this Provmce his Salarv f 100' 

same being , 

paid. ^^'hereupon the Clerk was desired by his Excellency to 

produce the Appointment of Ar Garth as A.eent for that 
his Excellency knew of no such Appointment: and was 
also asked whether he had any Power of Attorney to de- 
mand and receive that Sum? to which the Clerk answered 
that he was not possessed of M'" Garth's Appointment as 
Agent, nor did he know of any such Appointment, nor 
had he any Power of Attorney from him to demand and 
receive the said £100. His Excellency observed that even 
if their had been a regular Appointment by the Govem- 
our Council and Assembly yet the Money would not be 
due till June Next : and then Stated the Matter to the 
Gentlemen of the Council for their Opinion and Resolu- 
tion thereon, Whether any order should or could issue to 
the Treasurer for the Payment of the same. Who unani- 
mously declared that they know of no Agent for this 
Province, and that they were of Opinion no order could 
issue for the Payment of the said £100 to M"" Garth for 
the Reason given by his Excellency: And to (-In-iate any 
seeming Impropriety in such an Article standing in the 
Tax Bill, they desired to refer to the Reasons given by 
them on the 20"^ of March 1767 when convened in gen- 
eral Assembly, and which were entred on their Journals 
for that Day. 

28 c r -vol 10 



434 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday i^* March 1768. 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 

f James Habersham 
I Noble Jones 
I Jonathan Bryan 
The Hon^'^ j Clement Martin Jun'" j^ Esq"" 
. I Grey Elliott 
I Lewis Johnson 
[ John Graham 



The Minutes of Council of the 5"" 11'^ 20''' and 28"^ 

&ap?rovlf l^ays of January and of the i'' 2^ lo*"^ and iS''' Days 

of February last were at this Board read and approved. 



Read a Petition of Clement Martin Jun' Esq' setting 
ciemt?" Martin forth that he had heretofore ordered him Eighteen hun- 
Ac?es read ^^ drcd Acrcs of Land on Jekyl Island which he had since 



and 



Granted. 



resigned And praying for in part thereof five hundred 
Acres upon the three Runs to adjoin Land there ordered 
John Milledge and Thomas Fleming. 

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 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 Escf setting forth 

jo^hir°Graham that he was possessed of fourteen Negroes for which he 

had Obtained no Land And praying for in Family Right 

Seven hundred Acres, and three hundred xA.cres adjoin- 



for 700 & 300 
Acres read 



and 



Granted. 



MARCH, 1768. 435 

ing on Purchase, being Pine barren l}'ing opposite to 
One thousand Acres of fresh Water Marsh heretofore 
granted him below Maxton's Bluff on Satilla River. 

ResgIvVKd That on Condition only 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, on his Complying with 
the order of Council in Respect of the three hundred 
Acres granted on Purchase. 

Petition of ^^^^ ^ Petition of John Rae and George Galphin 

^or^t furthir ^^^^^"^fe ^^^^^ ^^^^^ °" ^" Application by them made they 
illTt^d oul'^ad had reserved on the Branches of Ogechee Fifty 
for a Township ^i^Q^^g^j^^j Acrcs of Land for three Years which Reserve 
was intended for the Benefit of Families from the North 
of Ireland to be brought into the Province by their Means 
and was expired Therefore praying that a further Re- 
serve of the said Land for the Purposes aforesaid might 
be made for the Term; of three Years to come in which 
Time they were no Way doubtful but that they should 
be able to effect the Settlement intended. 

Ordered That the Reserve be continued for one 
^'^^i^^^o'^aYear next coming But should the Quakers, for whom a 
Reserve is made of Twelve thousand Acres on little 
River, choose to Settle on the said fifty thousand Acres 
they are to be accommodated — Nevertheless Lambtons 
big Creek is to be reserved intirely for the Irish Settle- 
ment. 

Read a Petition of Jonathan Cochran setting forth that 
cochranfor""' ^^^ ^^^^ had uo Land granted him being Settled on Lands 
1000 acres read j^^ j^^^ purchascd aud was desirous to Obtain Land for 



436 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Cultivation having thirty Negroes Therefore praying for 
*°* One thousand Acres in S' Phihp's Parish to adjoin Land 
there ordered Janies Cochran. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^i take out Grants for the said Land within seven 
Llonths 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 
IMajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
pra3^er of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Martin setting forth that he 

johi^'Martin ^^^^l been about Ten Months in the Province from Rhode 

(purch*^? feli^ Island had had no Land granted hini and was desirous 

to Obtain Land \\ hereon to settle Therefore praying for, 

and on Purchase, One thousand Acres in S' Philip's Parish 

near Lands there granted or ordered James Cochran. 

Resolved 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 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 Land prayed for 
to adjoin this Day ordered Jonathan Cochran, Neverthe- 
less the Petitioner Complying with the Order of Coun- 
cil touching Lands granted on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Farley setting forth that 
Petition of he was settled in the Province had had no Land granted 

Saml. Farley . ^i ■ t i n^i r 

for 500 Acres him and was desn'ous to Obtam Land iheretore praymg 

(Purch.) read .... 

for on Purchase Five hundred Acres near or adjoninig 
and Land ordered Barnard Romans on a Branch of great 
Ogechee. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



MARCH, 1768. 



437 



Granted. 



doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and th.at he dotli also register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the Dale thereof that liis 
Majesty may not he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted the Land prayed 
for to adjoin Barnard Roman's Land. Nevertheless the 
Petitioner Complying- with the Order of Council touch- 
ing Lands granted on Purchase. 



Read a Petition of George Galphin setting forth that 
Geo. Galphin he had had two thousand Eight hundred and fifty x\cres 

for 300 Acres ^ "^ 

read of Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain an 

Additional Tract having Eighty Negroes for which he 
paid Tax in this Province Therefore praying for three 
hundred Acres between M'' Bean's Swamp and Briar 
^^^ Creek to include the Place where one M'"Cleod was set- 
tled who fled from Justice. 



Granted . 



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 Prov- 
ince Adthin Six Months from the Date 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 

johii'^^e to ^■'S*^^ iiear two Thousand Acres of Land granted him and 

rea ^^.^^ desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having 

Eighty Negroes Therefore praying for two hundred 

Acres to adjoin Land oi the Petitioner on the South side 

of Briar Creek called Rae's Ferry to include One hun- 

*°^ dred and fifty Acres surveyed for Thomas Whitehead 

and afterwards recalled. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



438 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 
v^ithin 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 Mahby Clerk setting forth 
johifMaitby tl'i^t he purposed settling in the Province and erecting 
-(PurS reaf a Saw Mill ou a Tract of Land on S' Mary's River ad- 
joining which was some Timber very commodious for 
the Use of the said Mill Therefore praying for on Pur- 
chase, One Thousand Acres on the head of Spanish Creek 
S* Mary's River to adjoin the lower line of Land there 
ordered John Joachim Zubly. 



and 



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 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 his Complying 
with the Order of Council touching Lands granted on 
Purchase. 

Read a Petition of Hug-h Bryan setting forth that he 
Hugh°BSan had had no Land granted him and was desirous to 
for^iooo Acres q|^^^^jj^ j;^^j^^| £qj. Cultivation having Twenty five Negroes 

Therefore praying for One thousand Acres on the 
Branches of black Creek three or four Miles back of AP 
and Jonathan Bryan's Plantation — the Land prayed for to 
be run in an oblong if necessary. 



Resolved 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 register 



MARCH, 1768. 439 

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 Morel setting forth that he 

John MJ)rei for ^'^^^ lately Ordered him for his Two Sons One thousand 

500 & 500 Acres ^^j.^g of Land to the Southward of the Province which 

Lands were afterwards found to be included in Grants 

passed in Carolina Therefore praying for One thousand 

Acres a little above Land granted James Cochran on a 

Branch of black Creek great Ogechee River (that is to 

say) five hundred Acres in the Name of his Son Peter 

and Henry Morel and the like Quantity in the Name of John 

Morel Jun"". 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 Prov- 
ince within six IMonths from the Date 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 
R^bt!'°Bo°ton he had had four hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 
for^ 500 Acres j^jj^^ and was desirous to 01)tain an Additional Tract 
having Six Children and Eight Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for five hundred Acres between the two Satilla's at 
the head of ALaxwell's Creek and near the Head of White 
Oak and M"" Middleton's Plantation surrounded on all 
sides by vacant Land. 



and 



Resolved 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 register 

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



440 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 James Muter setting forth that he 

MiSlr°foi''^4o6li^d been long settled in the Province had had three 

Acres read hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted him and was 

desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having thirteen 

Negroes Therefore praying for four hundred Acres in 

and gt Philip's Parish on a Branch of Black Creek to adjoin 

Land petitioned for by John Bishop. 

Resolved 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 register the 
said Grant in the Register's Of^ce 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 Gibbons setting forth that 
Petition of he had had ordered him six hundred Acres of Land and 

John Gibbons , 

read°° ^'^^^^ ^^'^^ dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife six Children and Twenty Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for Two hundred Acres in Christ Church Parish to 
adjoin Land of David Montaigut, Alexander Wylly and 
vacant Land — 



and 



Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Alonths 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 Edmund Pierce setting forth that 



MARCH, 1768. 



441 



• ^, he had lately ordered him Part in Family Right and 
Effi"p?erce ^^Li'tW OH Pufchase three hundred Acres of Land then- 

for 400 Acres p<ai >-^;' "--^ ■>■ td-,;,,*. 

(purch.) read ^^.f^^-e ordered Arthur Wall which was elapsed ui Point 
of Time wherein a Grant ought to have passed Tl:at 
Petitioner had resigned his Right to that Land to the 
said \\^all Therefore praying that (in Lieu of the Land 
so resigned) he might Ohtain four hundred Acres on 
Purchase at the head of watery Branch upon the Waters 
of Briar Creek ou the North side about half a Mile from 
the said Arthur \\'airs Land. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted ^(^^j^ take out a Grant for the said 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 Burton setting forth that 

josiph" Burton be had been many Years Settled in the Province had had 

for|oo Ac"es°"^j^j^ ^j^^^^ huudrcd and fifty Acres of Land granted him 

and was desirous to Obtain an additional Tract having 

a Wife Eight Children and Seven Negroes Therefore 

praying for One hundred Acres about a Mile and half 

and back from Savannah River to adjoin Land of Christopher 

Hudson in S' Matthew's Parish. 



Granted. 



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 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 



442 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Petition of Ja«. C^ook Mackintosh and Jackson some Time since Ob- 
& i5o°ASes^^^ tained a Warrant for three hundred Acres of Land in 
^^ S' George's Parish — which afterwards proved not to 

be vacant so that the Warrant could not be executed 
and the said Company was since dissolved Therefore 
praying that in Lieu thereof he might have granted to 
himself One hundred and fifty Acres on a Fork of the 
Euchee Creek near a Place called Locust Hill and One 
hundred and fifty Acres on a Branch of the Euchee Creek 
called the long Branch or back Creek. 



Postponed, 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed until the Land be more clearly 
described. And the Petitioner shows that the Negroes 
of the late Partnership are vested in him. 

Read a Petition of John Cochrun setting forth that 
john'°cochrun ^G had had two hundred Acres of Land granted him and 
J^d^°° '^"^Svas desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife and three Children Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres in Hallifax to adjoin Land of Benjamin Orr 
and on Briar Creek to include a Settlement there made by 

Peter Grant deceased. 

I 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^^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 Peter Blyth setting forth that he 

pIter Bi °th for ^'^^^ desirous to Obtain a Tract of Land upon Purchase 

500 Acres read ^j^^ praying for five hundred Acres in S'^ Philip's Parish 

and Upon a Branch of Black Creek above Land of EHsha 

Butler Esq^ 



read 



and 



MARCH, 1768. 443 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq^j^ take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
I\Ionths 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 
Alajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted on the Petitioner's 
Complying with the order of Council touching Lands 
granted on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of Peter Randon setting forth that he 
Petition of had been many Years in the Province had had five hun- 
Ko Acrt" dred and fifty Acres granted him and was desirous to 
Obtain an Additional Tract having Nineteen Negroes 
Therefore praying for five hundred Acres in S' Matthew's 
Parish about four Allies below the flat Ford and to adjoin 
Land there of John Teale. 

Resolved 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 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 Caleb Cox setting forth that he 
Petition of ^vas lately come into the Province from South Carolina 
loo^creTre^d ^^^ ^^s dcsirous to Obtain Land whereon to Settle hav- 
ing a Wife Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 
and on'' Brushy Branch to adjoin Land there granted or or- 
dered James Bickham in S' George's Parish. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
I^Ionths 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 



and 



444 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

i\Iajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of James Douglass setting forth that 
Douglass for he had hved in the Province near three Years had had 

250 Acres read . 

no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cidtivation having a Wife and six Children There- 
fore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres on Rocky 
Creek in S' George's Parish to adjoin Land this Day 
" ordered David Howell and near Land of John Tanner. 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^|^ ^^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 Howell setting forth that 
EivS" Howell he had had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 
read "''^^ him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract hav- 
ing a Wife and four Children Therefore praying for One 
^nd hundred Acres on Rocky Creek S' George's Parish to 
adjoin the Land before granted him. 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 John Club setting forth that he 
Petition of v>as an old Inhabitant of the Province had had no Land 
450 Acres read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 



MARCH, 1768. 445 

tivatiuii having a Wife and six Children Therefore pray- 

""•^ ing- for four hundred and fifty Acres at tlie head of 

Todd's Creek on the South Side of great Satilla River. 

Resolved That on Conchtion only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^|,.^^i^ ^^]^q out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth als,o 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 l7nseKl setting forth that 
Petition of }^e had been long settled in the Province had had tv,o 

David Unseld '^ 

read^*^ '^'^'"^^ hundred Acres of Land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife and Six 
Negroes Therefore praying for two hundred and fifty 
Acres on a Branch called Bassett's Cowpen Branch emp- 
tying it self into the three Runs in S* Matthew's Parish 
and about four or five Miles from Land there granted Stephen 
Millen. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. 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 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 Metzger setting forth that 
Petition of he had been thirty three Years in the Province had had 

Jacob Metzger 1 1 • 1 • 

for 450 Acres quIv fiftv Acres of Land granted hnn and was desirous 

read - - '^ 

to Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife and seven 
Children Therefore praying for four hundred and fifty 
Acres on a Branch called Bassett's Branch emptying 
and itself into the three Runs in S' Matthew's Parish about 
a half a Mile below Land this dav ordered David Unseld. 



446 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^■^ ^^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 ol 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 Land prayed 
for to adjoin L^nscld's Land. 

Read a Petition of Jesse Brasher setting forth that 
Petition of he was settled in the Province had had three hundred 

Jesse Brasher . . 

for 100 Acres and fifty Acres of Land granted him and was desu'ous 
to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife six Chil- 
dren and a Negro Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres in S' Matthew's Parish to adjoin Land there 
already granted him at a Place called Horse Creek. 

ResoIvVEd 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 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 Nix setting forth that he 
jaS'Nil for ^'^'^s lately come into the Province from South Carolina 
100 & 150 Acres ^^^ j^^^ ^^ j^^^^^j gj-^nted him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain Land whereon to settle Therefore praying for One 
hundred Acres in Family Right and One hundred and 
fifty Acres adjoining on Purchase to adjoin Land of 
an<i John Adam Trieutlen W^estward Land of John Hall 
Eastward and vacant Land Southward. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out 3. Grant for the said 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 



and 



Granted. 



MARCH, 1768. 447 

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

Read a Petition of Matthew Anderson setting forth 

Mttt.*A^nderson that he had been some Years in the Province had had 

read no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 

for Cuhivation having a Wife and two Negroes There- 

fcre praying for two hundred /\cres on a Creek called 

'"*'* Bcrrier's Creek about half a Mile from Ogechee River 

and Seven Miles from M"" Bryan's Cowpen. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. Jq^}^ ^^j^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 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 Adams setting forth that 
Robt. Adams he was Settled in the Province had had no Land grantecf 

for 400 AcresI . . . . -ijr-r 

read huii and was desirous to Obtani Land havmg a VVife 

three Children and a Negro Therefore praying for four 
""* hundred Acres to adjoin the upper line of Land granted 
Philip Pox upon the three Runs up Savannah River. 



Granted. 



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 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 One thousand Acres 
this Day ordered Clement IMartin Jun"" to be first run 
out. 

Read a Petition of George I\PDonald setting forth that 



448 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Petition of ^^^ ^'^^^ hceu favoiirecl with two hundred and fifty Acres 
to isrAcre?*^ of Land in Family Right at a Place called the dry 
Purch.) read p)j-^^-|p',-, qj^ Ogcchee whercon he was settled and had made 
Improvements and was desirous to Obtain an additional 
Tract his Land being very poor Therefore praying for 
on Purchase One hundred and fifty Acres at the Dry 
Branch aforesaid to adjoin the Tract already granted 
him. 



and 



RESOiyVED 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 register 
the said Grant in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty m.ay not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Andrew Berryhill setting forth 

And*'°Berrihiii ^hat hc had been some Years in the Pi'ovince had had no 

read '^^^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres 

and upon M^Bcan's Swamp between Land of George Galphin 

and Land where one Bletsoe lived. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted ^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 
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 
lteph°Vo^rres- that lic had been many years in the Province had had 
Acres°read uo Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
for Cultivation having a Child and three Slaves There- 
fore praying for three hundred Acres upon M'^Bean's 



MARCH, 1768. 



449 



and 



Granted. 



Swamp to include the Place where one Higdon lived 
who fled from Justice. 

ResoIvVEd 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 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 Windes setting forth that 
Petition of he had been in the Province a few Months from Pedee 

Saml. Windes 

for^ioo Acres jj-^ gouth Carolina and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife and a Child Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred Acres in S' Matthew's Parish which 
said Tract in December 1764 was ordered to and sur- 
veyed for Carter Crawford but his Majesty's Grant had 
not passed for the same. 

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 Ofiice of the said Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
]\Iajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted on the Petitioner's 
producing a Cei'tificate of his Character. 

Read a Petition of George Rollinson setting forth that 
Petition of he had been four Years in the Province had had no 

lieo. KolUnson 

for^3oo Acres ^aud granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife a Child and two Negroes 
Therefore praying for three hundred Acres upon a 
Branch called the Watering or Devil's Branch about five 
and Miles from Mount Pleasant on the Path leading from 
thence to the Indian Bluff. 



and 



Granted. 



29cr-vol. 10 



450 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Britton Wil- 
liams for 200 
Acres read 



and 



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 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 Britten Williams setting forth that 
he had been about a Year in the Province had had no 
Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife and two Negroes Therefore 
praying for Two hundred Acres in S' George's Parish 
being a Tract • heretofore surveyed for John Gasper 
Hertshman and elapsed in Respect of the Time in which 
a Grant ought to have passed. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
i^Jonths 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 Mordecai and Levi Sheftall setting 
L**shefteii*for ^'-'^^^^ ^^^^^ Audrcw Lambert had lately clandestinely left 
Lambert's |.|^g Proviuce justly indebted unto them in a large Sum 
of Money for securing which they had a Mortgage of 
the said Lamberts Land and other Things That on 
searching the Offices it appeared that the said Andrew 
Lambert had laid out to him by Warant two hundred ^^^"^ 
of Land in S'' George's Parish which had been sur- 
veyed for him and the Survey returned but no Grant had 
passed Therefore praying that the Premisses considered 
his Majesty's Grant for the said two hundred Acres 
might pass in the Name of the Petitioners and that the 



L. Sheftall for 
Lambert's 
Land read 



MARCH, 1768. 



451 



and 



Granted 



Petition of 
Artiiur Wall 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



Surveyor general might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioners 

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

Read a Petition of Arthur Wall setting forth that he 
had had ordered and surveyed for him three hundred 
and fifty Acres of Land upon Briar Creek, three hun- 
dred xA.cres of which was afterwards petitioned for and 
ordered Edmund Pierce, the Petitioner having omitted 
to take out his Grant for the same in due time — That 
the said Edmund Pierce had resigned his Right in and 
to the said Land 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- 
veyor General might he 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 liis Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of ]\Iark Lett setting forth that he 

MaVkTotf for had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 

^^n o pass gt Qeorge's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan 

thereof returned into the Surveyor general's Office but 



452 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

the Time was elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
ought to 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 
and the Surveyor 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 Grayson setting forth that 
Grayion°fOT°°' ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^-'^ Ordered him five hundred 'Acres of Land 
r^d* ^ P^^^in S' Thomas'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 
ought to 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 Surveyor General might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose. 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^qj-j^ ^akc 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 Charles Anderson setting forth 



Petition of 



and 



MARCH, 1768. 453 

that he had had ordered him four hunch-ed Acres of 
fo^r%ra"nt^to°" Land ill S' Paiil's Parish which had been surveyed and 
pass lea ^ Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor 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 be per- 
mitted to take out his jMajesty's Grant for the said Land 
and that the Sur\'eyor General might be ordered to pre- 
pare and certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^q^|^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^ 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 John Bradley setting forth that 
Bradley °for"°' he had had ordered him four hundred Acres of Land 
read whicli had been sur\'eyed and a Plan thereof returned 

into the Surveyor general's Office but the Time was 
elapsed in which a Grant for the same ought to have 
passed Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lap.-^e 
of Time he 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. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dotli 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 — 



454 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Christopher De Brahe setting forth 
chriS^Df- that he had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres 
to pals°re^?°* of Land in S' Andrew'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 ought to have passed 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 and that the Surveyor general might be ordered to pre- 
pare 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 (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 John Davis setting forth that he 
John' Davis for had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 
Gr^ant to Pass j^^^^ j -^ gt phjiip'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 
ought to 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 Surveyor general might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose. 

Resoeved 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 



MARCH, 1768. 455 

Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the • 
Prayer of the said Petition is g-ranted — 

Read a Petition of Owen O'Daniel setting forth that 
owen°o'Daniei hc had had Ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres 
pass read ^ ° of Land, and One thousand Acres of Land on Purchase, 
in the Parish of S* George both which Tracts had been 
surveyed and returned and Fiats for the same passed by 
the Attorney general but the Time was elapsed in which 
Grants ought to have been taken out Therefore praying 
that notwithstanding the Lapse of Time he might be 
permitted to take out his Majesty's Grants for the said 
and Land And that the Secretary might be ordered to pre- 
pare the same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^q^|^ ^^j^.^ ^^^^ 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 Register's Oflice of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date 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 Lewis setting forth that he 
Davd!°Leiis bad had ordered him a Town Lot in Augusta which had 
pass reld ° bccu sur\'eyed and certified and a Fiat for the same 
passed by the Attorney general but the Time was elapsed 
in which the Grant ought to have been taken out There- 
fore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of Time 
he might be permitted to take out his ]\Iajesty's Grant 
and fQj- ^i^Q 5^j(j ]^q|. j^j^^| |.p-,^^ |.|-,g Secretary might be ordered 

to prepare the Same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted, doth takc out a Grant for the said Lot within Two 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 



456 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 Jacob Helvenstine setting forth that 
Hef^n°tine ''' ^6 had Obtained a Warrant for surveying four hundred 
cep^r'^d ^'^^' Acres of Land on Purchase to adjoin Land before 
granted him which Warrant was expired in its Term and 
the Land not laid out Therefore praying that the Sur- 
veyor general might be enabled and ordered to issue a 
new Precept on his said Warrant that the Land might 
^^^ be surveyed in Order for his Majesty's Grant passing 
for the same. 



Granted. 



Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Surveyor general do issue a new 
Precept as prayed for. 



Read a Petition of Robert Baillie setting forth that in 
Robt^^Bafiiie J'-^^X ^^^^' ^^ ^ad Ordered him One hundred and fifty 
cept ?e^ ^''®" Acres of Land in S* Andrew's Parish the Survey whereof 
had not been made through Neglect of the Deputy Sur- 
veyor and the Warrant was now out of date Therefore 
praying that the Surveyor general might be enabled and 
ordered to issue a ijew Precept on the said Warrant that 
*"<* the Land might be surveyed in Order for his Majesty's 
Grant passing for the Same. 

Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted, granted and that the Surveyor general do issue a new 
Precept as prayed for. 

Read a Petition of Francis Wynne setting forth that he 
Frands winne liad had Land granted him but was possessed of Rights 
f^wo Acres ^_^^, ^^^^ hundred and fiftv Acres more than he had Ob- 



MARCH, 1768. ^ 457 

tained Therefore praying for One hundred Acres to ad- 
*"* join the Land whereon he lived and Land of Peter 
Wynne. 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed. Petition be postponed until the Petitioner's Family bq 
more particularly described. 

Read a Petition of James Ho^^'ell setting* forth that he 

How*iii"fo/r56'^'i<^^ had One hundred Acres of Land granted him in 

A^es (Purch ) j-j^,-,^iiy Rjojit and was desirous to Obtain an additional 

Tract Therefore praying for on Purchase One hun'h^ed 

and fifty Acres to join the One hundrerl Acres bef-^re 

ordered him and Land of James Anderson, for the Bene- 

*°^ fit of Rail Timl^er and the Conveniency of inclosing a 

Pasture on Bowie's Branch. 

Rejected. Ordkred That the said Petition be rejected — 



Read a Petition of Mary Douglass Widow setting 
-Petition of forth that during the Administration of the late Trus- 

Mary Douglass o 

inotted*'\)ne''^' ^^^^ for establishing this Province George Johnson had 
r«id " "^°" allotted him a Town Lot in Savannah wdth the Lands 
appertaining and departed this Life (without having Ob- 
tained his Majesty's Grant for the Premisses) considera- 
bly indebted to the Petitioner's late Husband who Ob- 
tained Administration of the said Johnson's Estate which 
proved greatly deficient in discharging his Debt There^ 
and fore praying that the Premisses considered she might Ob- 
tain his Majesty's Grant for the said Lot and Lands. 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed. 



Read a Petition of George Walker setting forth that 
Geo. Walker he was Settled in the Province had had three hundred 

for 200 Acres 1 1 • 1 ■ ,-m_ 

read Acres of Land ordered hmi and was desn^ous to Obtam 

an Additional Tract having a Wife seven Children and 



458 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



three Slaves Therefore praying for twO' hundred Acres 
upon Ogechee. Part of the Lands reserved for a Town- 
ship, to be run on Town Creek at a Place called Hickrey 
Flat two Miles above Lambert's Old Trading Path. 



OrderKd That the said Petition be rejected the Land 
prayed for being further reserved for a Township-. 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants viz* 

Grants signed. To Johu Cobom lOO AcreS 

William Crossley.850 Acres 

Thomas Graham ..150 Acres 

George Hiesler. . .250 Acres 

David Holmes ....150 Acres 

Thomas Lamb. . . . 100 Acres }► In S' George's Parish 

Roger Kelsal & Simon ]\Iun- 

ro' (200 Acres 

1 100 Acres 
Isaac Perry ( Purch :).... 47 

Acres 
John Parkinson. .100 Acres 

Jonathan Bryan Esq"" . . . 300] 
Acres | 

Jonathan Bryan ( Purch : ) . . 

870 Acres f 

Josiah Bryan (Purch:) . .70oy 
Acres 

580 Acres 

^420 Acres 

Lewis Turner. . . 300 Acres 



Jane Barnard 



In S' Mary's Parish 



Christopher Dawson, j^^^ Acres [^^^ Christ Church 
John Gibbons 100 AcresJ ^^^'sh. 

Hugh Matthewsou. . . .300 Acres] . ^^ Thn^^^^ 

William Moore 350 Acres [^^^^^^.^^j^^"^^^ ^ 

John Smith 250 AcresJ 



MARCH, 1768. 459 

Grants signed. "^^ His Excelleiicy Jamcs Wright] 

Esq"" 550 Acres > In S* Philip's Parish. 

James Crooke 200 AcresJ 

Matthew Mauve. .550 Acres) j_^ ^^.^^ ^^^.^^ 
John Stacy 500 Acres) 

Phihp Box. . . .{|5q Acres! ^^^ ^' Matthews Parish. 

George Cornel 125 Acres In S' Paul's Parish. 

Daniel Mozoe. . . .400 Acres In S^ Patrick's Parish. 
Joseph Oswald .... 300 Acres In S* Andrew's Parish. 
Peter Sallens 250 Acres In S* John's Parish. 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Wednesday the 9*^ March 
1768 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq'" 

James Habersham ] 

James Mackay | 

The Hon'^''^ \ Grey Elliott \- Esq" 

Lewis Johnson [ 

John Graham J 

Read an Order of his Majesty in Council dated at S' 
^yai dSoC- J^^'"^s's the 26"' Juue 1767 declaring his royal Disallow- 
^^AitfJ!d' ence of an Act passed the general Assembly of this Prov- 
ince in the Year 1765 intituled "An Act for the better or- 
dering and governing Negroes and other Slaves in this 
Province and to prevent the inveigling or carrying away 
Slaves from their Masters or Employers." 



460 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



His Majesty's 



Read also an order of his Majesty in Council dated at 
royal Dfiafiow- S* Jamcs's the 26*^ August 1767 declaring his royal Dis- 
for the encour- ence of an Act passed the general Assembly of this Prov- 

agins Settlers 

&C. ince in March 1766 intituled "An Act for encouraging 

Settlers to come into the Province and for granting to his 
Majesty the Sum of One thousand Eight hundred and 
fifteen Pounds Sterling to be issued on Certificates by the 
Commissioners herein named for the said Purpose ; And 
also for the rebuilding the Court House in Savannah in 
Consequence of an Act of the general Assembly passed 
the 29*'' Day of February 1764." 



Read also an Order of his Majesty in Council dated at 
royai^Dis^lnoi- S' Jamcs's the 26'^ August 1767 declaring his royal Dis- 
passed^ toucli-* allo^vence of an Act passed the general Assembly of this 
to?heSouthw(L Province in March 1765 intituled "An Act for the better 
maha claimed Strengthening and settling of this Province by compelling 
Grants read the scvcral Pcrsons who claim to hold Lands within the 
same under any Grant or Grants from his Majesty wit- 
nessed by the Governour of South Carolina to bring or 
send into this Province a Number of white Persons or 
Negroes in Proportion to the Lands they claim to hold 
Agreeable to his Majesty's royal Instructions for granting 
Lands and to cultivate and improve the same: And for 
th^ better ascertaining the several Tracts of Land by reg- 
ulating the Surveys and Making the Lines thereof and 
recording the several Plats in the Surveyer general's 
Office, also for registring and docketing such Grants in the 
other Proper Offices in this Province." 

Read likewise an Additional Instruction to his Excel- 
^uc*tk)Ttothe^^^'"^y from his Majesty relative to the Lands to the South- 
hig'^the'^ A?ata- ward of the Alatamaha settled or claimed under Grants 
maha Lands. ^^^^ ^^^ Govemour of South CaroHna. 



APRIL, 1768. 



461 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamher 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 5'*^ April 1768 

Present 



His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 



'James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Jonathan Bryan 
The Hon*"" ] James Edw** Powell 
Clement Martin 
John Graham. 
Lewis Johnson 
James Read 



■ Esq' 



Read a Petition of Lachlan M'Gillivray Esq'" setting- 
Petition of L. forth that Amongst the many Garden Lots he had pur- 

McGillivray for =' -^ 

a Garden Lot cliascd there was one Lot supposed tO' be Number forty 

two that appeared to be the Property of the Public and 

as it adjoined his Other Lots would necessarily be of 

and Use to him Therefore praying for the said Lot Number 

forty two containing five Acres be the same more or less. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^|q|-j^ ^^y.^ q^^^ ^ Grant for the said 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 the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Francis Brown setting forth that 
FraM?°Brown in February last he had ordered him two hundred Acres 
read '^^^^ of Land in S*^ John's Parish adjoining Land he had pur- 
chased of Samuel Bacon which Warrant had not been 
executed Therefore praying that he might resign that 
Warrant and have granted him at the same Place three 



462 . GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

hundred Acres he having thirty two Negroes — the Land 
*°^ prayed for to be laid out in an Oblong the Swamp being 
very Narrow. 

RDSOIvVEd That on Condition only thnt the Petitioner 
Granted. (Jq^j^ ^^j^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 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 
Ma^tin"for 500 had been about ten Months in the Province from Rhode 
r^d^^ "'''' " Island had had no Land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain Land whereon to Settle Therefore praying for 
on Purchase five hundred Acres in S' Philip's Parish to 
adjoin Land at the last Board ordered his Brother John 
Martin, and to be run in a Square double the length of 
the Breadth. 



and 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (Jq|-j-|, ^^j^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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted, on the Petitioner's com- 
plying with the order of Council made touching Land 
granted on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Stevens setting forth that 

samL^stevens ^^^ ^ad becu Settled five Years in the Province had had 

reid ^^^ ^^^^^ no Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 

having Eighteen Negroes Therefore praying for One 

hundred and fifty Acres at Midway to adjoin Land he 



and 



Granted. 



APRIL, 1768. 463 

had purchased Westerly; Land of John and Pahiier 
Golding Northerly, and Land of Keneth Baillie South- 
Easterly and Soiith-westerly. 

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 — 

Read a Petition of Doctor James Cuthbert setting forth 

cuthw^fof ■ that he had had two thousand Acres of Land granted 

1500 Acres read y^ and was dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract 

having One hundred Negroes Therefore praying for 

and fifteen hundred Acres to adjoin or near Land granted 

Thomas Van Munch, 

RESoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted nisi &c. ^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 Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted if the Land be vacant or not 
reserved for some Person or Persons. 

Read a Petition of Hugh Bryan setting forth that he 

mi*'h%ryan I'ltcly had One thousand Acres of Land ordered him but 

read°*' ^^""^^ could uot find more than five hundred Acres in the Place 

petitioned for Therefore praying for five hundred Acres 

and in S' Philip's Parish tO' adjoin Land lately run out by 

James Muter. 

Resolved 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 register the 



464 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

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 Land this Day- 
ordered Francis Arwin. 

Reald a Petition of Francis Arwin setting forth that 
Frani^^A^win ^e was Settled in the Province had had no Land granted 
Acres^r^/^° him and was desirous to^ Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having a Wife a Child and a Negro Therefore praying 
foir One thousand Acres at the head of Calf Pen Branch 
about three Miles and an half from M"" Bryan's old Cow- 
pen Two hundred and fifty Acres of the Land prayed for 
to be in family right and Seven hundred and fifty Acres 
*"^ adjoining on Purchase; to be laid out in an Oblong the 
Swamp being very narrow. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out Grauts 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 on the Petitioner's corur 
plying with the Order of Council made touching Lands 
granted on Purchase — No order, nevertheless to issue 
in Respect of laying out the Land in an. Oblong until a. 
rough Sketch thei-eof is exhibited. 

Read a Petition of James Jackson setting forth that 
Petition of jas. he had been many Years in the Province had had no Land 

Jackson for 150 ■' 

feaf^ ^"^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having Six Negroes. Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres, that is toi say. One hundred and 
fifty Acres on a Fork of Euchee Creek above Augusta 
at a Place called Locust Hill, and One hundred and fifty 
Acres on a Branch O'f the same Creek called long Branch : 



APRIL, 1768. 



465 



and 



about ten Miles from Savannah River (nearly in a South 
West Line) and about the Same Distance from the upper 
Creek Path. 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only 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 Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of James Muter setting forth that at 
the last Board he had ordered him in family right four 
hundred Acres of Land in S' Philip's Parish, adjoining 
Land, at the Same board ordered John Martin, and was 
desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase Six hundred Acres to adjoin the 
four hundred already ordered him and to be laid out 
agreeable to a Plan then exhibited. 

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 regi<:!:er 
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 Petitioner's 
complying with the order of Council made touching 
Lands granted on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of John Bishop setting forth that he 

jna^Bi^hop for ^^'^^ Settled in the Province and was desirous to Obtain 

pl^rdi'lTead ^^ud for Cultivation Therefore praying for on Purchase 

five hundred Acres in S* Philip's Parish upon a Branch 

and of Black Creek near Land at the last Board ordered John 

Martin. 

30 c r— vol 10 



Petition of 
James Muter 
for 600 Acres 
Purch. read 



and 



Granted. 



466 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

RESOIvVEd That on Condition only 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 on the Petitioner's 
complying with the Order of Council made touching 
Lands granted on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of Randal Bracey setting forth that 
Randal Bracy he had bccn about Sixteen Months from South Carolina 

for 300 Acres 

read j-^^,^ i-,ad no Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 

tain Land for Cultivation having a Wife two Children 
and Six Negroes Therefore praying for three hundred 
^"^ Acres at Buck Head lying between Lands granted Jethro 
Roundtree and Land ordered one Murphey. 

Resolved 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 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 Daniel M^Iurphey setting forth 
Petition of D. that he had been some Time in the Province and in M"" 

McMurphey for 

200 Acres read Qalphiu's Employ, but was desirous to Obtain a Piece of 
Land whereon to Settle Therefo-re praying for two hun- 
dred Acres on McBean's Swamp (viz*) One hundred 
Acres in family right and One hundred Acres on Pur- 
and chase to adjoin the upper Line of Land ordered one 
Davis. 

; Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

granted, dotli take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 



APRIL, 1768. 467 

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 namely One hundred Acres is 
granted. 

Read a Petition of Matthias /\sh setting forth that he 
Matthias^Ash was an old Setler in the Province had had no Land 

for 250 Acres , , • 1 • y^i • t 1 - /^ 1 ■ 

read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land tor Culti- 

vation having a Wife and five Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for two hundred and fifty Acres at great Ogechee 
heretofore ordered and surveyed for Christian Rumph 
and near Land of John Davis, and One hundred and fifty 
Acres at great Ogechee aforesaid to adjoin Land ordered 
Jacob Gould. 



and 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only 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 Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Andrew Bird setting forth thai he 
Andrew Bird had becii Eight Years in the Province had had Land 

for 100 Acres . . . 

read granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 

vation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres upon 
Black Creek about five Miles from M"" Bryan's Cowpen. 



and 



Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (|,-,j-|-, ^^\^q 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 gfranted — 



468 . GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Martin Fenton setting forth that he 
Martin" Fenton was an oM Sctlcr in the Province and was desirous to 
for^soo Acres Q^^^^^^ j^^^,^ f^^j. Cultivation having Eleven Negroes 

Therefore praying for five hundred Acres in S* Philip's 
^""^ Parish to adjoin South-easterly Land this Day ordered 
James Muter. 



Granted. 



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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is sfranted — 



Read a Petition of Loveless Savage setting forth that 
Petition of he had had Land granted him whereon he was settled 

Lovel. Savage "^ 

Purrf? ^^^d^ ^^^^ ^^^^ improved the same and was desirous to Obtain 

an Additional Tract Therefore praying for on Purchase, 

One hundred Acres to adjoin the Land whereon he lived 

about Seven Miles above Augusta, and about four Miles 

and back from Savannah River, as a Reservour of Water for 

^ a Grist Mill that he had erected there. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, (jq^-^ ^^j^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 thr.t his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Agnes Bryan Spinster setting forth 
Petition of! that she had had ordered her five hundred and fiftv Acres 

Agnes Bryan -' 

pass read* *° ^^ Land in Christ Church 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 



APRIL, 1768. 



469 



&fii 



Granted. 



the Grant ought to have been taken out Therefore pray- 
ing that notwithstanding the Lapse of Time she 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 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 Peter Blyth setting forth that he 
ter***Biytif for ^^*^ ^^^*^ Ordered him four hundred Acres of Land in S* 
^nt to pass iviatthew'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 ought to 
have been taken out. 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 Secretary might be ordered to prepare the Same. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (^loth 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 
woodia"nd fo^' lie had had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 
read S' Andrew's Parish which had been surveyed and re- 



470 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

turned and a Fiat for the same passed by the Attorney 
general but the Time was elapsed in which the Grant 
ought to have been taken out Therefore praying tliat 
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. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted (Jq^Ji take out 3. 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 Aaron Overton setting forth that 
Overton °ior^' ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ Ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in 
Grant to pass gt Georgc'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 
ought to 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 and that the Secretary might be ordered to prepare the 
Same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. dotli 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 b,e defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



for Grant to 
pass read 



APRIL, 1768.. 471 

Read a Petition of Loveless Savage setting forth that 
Ki^saUe lie had luid ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in 
S' Paul's Parish which had l>een surveyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 
the Time was elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
ought to 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. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ 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 wnthin 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 George Cuthbert setting forth that 

clo'^cSthbert ^^ ^^^^^ l^^"? since purchased of Frederic Augustine five 

p^s^/^d" *° hundred Acres of Land on Savannah River for which the 

said Augustine had before Obtained his Majesty's Grant 

but the same had been omitted to be registred Therefore 

praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of Time he 

might be permitted to register the said Grant and that 

*"•* the Register of Grants might l^e ordered to enter the 

same on Record accordingly. 

Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted. granted and that the Register of Grants do record the 
said Grant accordingly. 

Read a Petition of Judith Carr Spinster setting forth 



472 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of 
Judith Carr 
Spinsr. for 
Wart, of Sur- 
vey in her 
Name read 



and 



that her late Father Mark Carr Esq"" had ordered him 
Two thousand Acres of Pine Land on Turtle River 
which liad been run out but the Time for returning- the 
Plats into the Surveyer general's Office was elapsed There- 
fore praying that the Warrant of Survey might be re- 
newed in her Name in Order that a Grant might pass for 
the same accordingly she being residuary Legatee named 
in her said Father's Will. 



Granted- 



Resolvkd That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that a new Warrant do issue on the Fact 
appearing as set forth in the said Petition — 



Read a Petition of Tames Cherry setting forth that 

Petition of . . 

James Cherry he had been four Years in the Provmce had had no Land 

for 200 Acres 

read granted him and was desirous to Obtained ^^'"^ Land for 

Cultivation having a Wife and a Child Therefore pray- 
ing for two hundred Acres on great Ogechee in S' 
Philip's Parish to adjoin Land of Jacob Gould and Wil- 
liam Hearn. 

Rejected. OrderEd That the said Petition be rejected. 

Read a Petition of Townsend Robinson setting forth 
Town^.°Rob- ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ '^^^^^ favoured with Laiid in Family Right 
Acres Purch^" and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract There- 
fore praying for on Purcliase One hundred and fifty 
and Acres in the Fork between House Creek and the River 
Ogechee foi the use of a Cowpen. 

Granted. OrderEd That the said Petition be rejected. 



Sundi"}' public Accounts relating to contingent Ex- 
Accounts pences, the Exigence of the Courts of Over and Terminer, 
and the general Assembly laid before the Board audited 
and ordered for Payment. 



APRIL, 1768. 



473 



His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants, viz^ 



Grants aisrned. To James Buckham 400 Aci'es 

Solomon Boykin 300 Acres 

William Burney 1 50 Acres 

Andrew Greiner 500 Acres 

William Johnson 200 Acres 

William Murphey 100 .\cres 

William AFDonald 350 Acres 

John Sellers 350 Acres 

Joseph Warnell 100 Acres 

John Wells 100 x\cres 



In S' George's 
Parish. 



Samuel Douglass. . .350 Acres 
Samuel Douglass Purch\.350 

Acres 
William Gilbert .... 500 Acres 
William Saunders. .200 Acres 



\ In S' Mary's Parish. 



James Johnston 450 Acres] 

Thomas Lee 500 Acres [►In S' Matthew's 

John Remshart 150 Acres] Parish. 

Pride Williams 100 AcresJ 

Shem Butler 500 Acres In S' Philip's Parish. 

Edward Carlton. .50 Acres In Christ Church Parish. 

John Lynn 150 Acres In S' John's Parish. 

Christopher Ring. . . .400 Acres In S' Paul's Parish. 

Thomas Peacock. . . .300 Acres In S' David's Parish. 

Clement Martin. . . .2450 Acres In S' James's Parish. 

Clement Martin. . .900 Acres In S' Patrick's Parish. 

John Morse A Town Lot in Augusta. 



474 



GOVERI^OR AND COUNCIL 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Monday the ii**' April 1768- 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 

Noble Jones 
Francis Harris 
James Edw^ Powell 
The Hon'''" ^ Clement Martin [ Esq'' 

John Graham | 

Lewis Johnson j 

James Read J 



The general Assembly being dissolved his Excellency 
Jembiy^dL'*'^" ^^ ^^^ Advicc of the Council ordered Writs to issue for 



solved. 



calling a new Assembly. 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 3'' May 1768. 



Present 



His Excellency James Wright Esq'' 

James Habersham ] 
Noble Jones j 

Francis Harris | 

The Hon"'" i James Edw^ Powell [ Esq" 
Clement Martin Jim'' | 
John Graham j 

James Read J 

Read a Petition of Jermyn Wright Esq'' setting forth 

myn' wrfght""" ^^^^ ^^^ ^""'^^ dcsirous to Obtain a Tract of Land on Pur- 

Pu'rth! reX cJ^^se Anrl praying for, on Purchase, four hundred Acres 

between Crooked River and S' Mary's River adjacent 



MAY, 1768. 



475 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Chas. Pryce 
Esqr. for 500 
Acres read 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Ben. Andrew 
for 400 Acres 
read 



and 



Land there ordered the Petitioner and Charles Wright 
Esq'. 

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 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 Petitioner's 
complying with the order of Council made touching 
Lands granted on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of Charles Pryce Esq'" setting forth 
that he had been many Years in the Province had had no 
Land granted him in Family Right and was desirous to 
Obtain Land having twenty Negroes Therefore praying 
for five hundred Acres on a Branch of .great Ogechee 
near Lands there ordered Samuel Farley and Barnard 
Romans. 

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 tlie 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 
that he had been many Years in the Province had had 
nine hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted him and 
was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife five Children and nineteen Negroes Therefore pray- 
ing for four hundred Acres lying at the Head of the Mid- 
dle Branch of North New^wrt joining Eastward on Land 
of Lydia Sanders. 



476 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^i take otit a Grant for the said 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 Jackson setting forth that he 
johnTacksoH had had no Land granted him (the Land before ordered 

for 100 Acrss 

read him uot being vacant) and was desirous to Obtain Land 

Therefore praying for One hundred Acres S* John's Par- 
ish lying between Land originally granted Peter M^Hugh 
and since become the Property of the Petitioner by Mar- 
*"* riage, and Land he had purchased of Painter Dickinson, 
and a Tract of Lamd originally granted James Butler. 

ResoevEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, fjotli take out a Grant for the said 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 Hatcher setting forth that 

Robt."Ha*tcher '""^ ^ad lately ordered him two hundred and fifty Eight 
for|b8 Acres; ^^^.^^ ^£ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^-^^^ ^j^^ Surplus Meas- 
ure of a Tract of Land he had purchased of Edward 
Barnard the Warrant for surveying whereof remained 
unexecuted That there was since found to be adjoining 
another Part of the Petitioner's said Land a small vacant 
Piece containing not more than fifty Acres That he had 
a Wife six Children and fourteen Negroes and had Ob- 
tained only six hundred Acres of Land Therefore pray- 
ing to resign the aforesaid Warrant and have granted 
him Three hundred and Eight Acres at Rocky Creek 



MAY, 1768. 



477 



and 



Granted. 



aforesaid to iiichule tlie two hundred and fifty Eight 
Acres surphis Measure of the Tract purchased of M"" 
Barnard. 

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 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 Adam Eirich setting forth that he 
had been five Years in the Province had haid no Land 
granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife tw^o Children and five Negroes 
Therefore praying for five hundred Acres on great Oge- 
chee at a Place called Eatton's Gardens, near Land there 
ordered Sylvanus Bird. 

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 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 adjoin Sylvanus 
Bird's Land. 

Read a Petition of Frederic Famm setting forth that 
Petition of he had been settled in the Province manv Years had had 

Frederic Famm ^^ . ir^rt -ti^ 

for 3C0 Acres (Jnc huudrcd anid fifty Acres ot Land granted hmi and 

read . •'. => 

was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 
Wife a Child and four Negroes Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres four Miles below the flat Ford on 
great Ogechee. and about a Mile from the said River to 
and include an elapsed Tract of One hundred Acres before 
ordered one Teale. 



Petition of 
Adam Eirich 
for 500 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted. 



478 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 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 Walker setting forth that 
Geo. waikerfor hc had beeu many Years in the Province had had three 
read* ^''^ ^""""^Miund red Acres oif Land granted him and was desirous 
to Obtain a further Quantity having a Wife seven Chil- 
dren and three Slaves Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred Acres for the Benefit of Timber to adjoin Land 
before granted him on Briar Creek and whereon he w^as 
settled : and also One hundred Acres about half a Mile 
from his Settlement to adjoin a Tract of Land granted 
Daniel L^nderwood which the Petitioner had purchased. 



and 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Richard Womack setting forth that 

womaTk°for^' ^^^ ^'^'^^^ heeu souic Time in the Province settled on Land 

150 Acres read ^^^ j^^^^j purchased had liad no Land granted him and was 

desirous to Obtain Land having five Children and Seven 

Negroes Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty 

and Acres on the North side of great Ogechee between Lands 

there surveyed for Peter Grant and John Emanuel. 

Resoeved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. (-|q^}-, ^^j^-g q^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within seven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 



MAY, 1768. 479 

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 to adjoin either Grant's or 
Emanuel's Land. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Houlton setting forth that 
Sm^nfuiton '1^ ^^^^^ ^^^^" ^ Year in the Province from North Carolina 
for^so Acres |^^| j^^^| ^^^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain Land for Cultivation having a Wife and four Chil- 
dren Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres 
and on Bark Camp about two Miles above Land granted 
Jethro Roundtree in S' George's Parish. 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of John Gruber setting forth that he 
john'°Gruber ^^'^^ bom in the Province had had One hundred Acres of 
rSd^'^^"*'^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Addi- 
tional Tract having a Wife a Child and a Negro There- 
for praying for One hundred and fifty Acres at a Place 
and called the Cowpen Branch about five }^Iiles above Land 
there granted Martin Dasher. 

Resoeved 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 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 s^ranted — 



480 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of 
Gotlieb Lang 
for 150 Acres 
read 



«nd 



Granted. 



Read a Petition of Gotlieb Lang setting forth that he 
was brought up in the Province had had no Land granted 
him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having a Wife Therefore praying for One hundred and 
fifty Acres near Rocky Creek on the South Side of great 
Ogechee about two Miles below Parry's Mill and to ad- 
join Parry's Land. 

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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
th2 said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Fusil setting forth that 
Petition of he was settled in the Province had had three himdred 

Tnos. Fusil for 

75 Acres read ^^j f^f^y Acrcs of Land granted him' and was desirous 
to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife four Chil- 
dren and three Negroes Therefore praying for Seventy 
five Acres on the big Creek a Branch of Briar Creek for 
the Purpose of erecting a Grist Mill, lying about half a 
Mile above Land granted David Emanuel Jun^ 



and 



Resolved 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 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 Moxley setting forth that 
wm*'°Moxiey ^^^ ^'^^^^ bccu two Ycars in the Province had had no Land 
reld'*"° '^"^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife and fiv* Children Therefore pray- 



MAY, 1768. 481 

and ing for four hundred Acres on Buck Head to adjoin Land 
of Luke Deane Thomas Graham and Wilham, Pendrey. 



Granted- 



ResoIvVKd 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Moses Cressup setting forth that 

MoseL°cre38up ^e had been three Years in the Province had haid two 

for|5o Acres ^m^dred and fifty Acres of Land Granted him and was 

desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 

and seven Children Therefore praying for two hundred 

and and fifty Acres at Briar Creek originally ordered Evan 

Lewis deceased but since granted his Son Thomas Lewis. 

RES01.VED 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 Majes- 
ty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of 
the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jared Irwin setting forth that he 
Petition of had been Several Years in the Province had had no 

Jared Irwin for y , 1 1 • , . 

150 Acres read Land granted hnn and was desirous to Obtain Land 

having one Slave Therefore praying for one hundred 

and fifty Acres on Rocky Comfort about half a Mile 

and above the Mouth of Dohart's Creek and two Miles from 

Land ordered John Emanuel. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

31 c r— vol 10 



482 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



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 Robert Oran setting forth that he 

Petition of ... t i • 

Robertoranfor \vas lately come mto' the Provnice from the west Indies 

100 Acres read ■' 

had had no Land granted him and was desirous to Ob- 
tain Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One 
^^^ hundred Acres on the long Branch running into Boggy 
Gut to adjoin Land there granted Abraham Sapp. 

Resolved That on Condition only 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- 
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 Richard Marks setting forth that 
R?chd°Marks ^^^ ^^^^^ bccu two ycars in the Province had had no Land 
for^ioo Acres gj-gnted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife Therefore praying for One hun- 
and dred Acres upon London Bluff Savannah River lying 
betv,-een Land of William Bland and Joseph \\'annell. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (\,q\\x 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 ]\Ionths from the date thereof that 
his INIajesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



MAY, 1768. 483 

Read a Petition of Daniel Jones setting forth that he 
Dlnie?''jo°nes had been in the Province near three Years had had no 

for 200 A.cr63 

read Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation having five Slaves Therefore praying for two 
hundred Acres on Rocky Comfort joining Land there 
ordered Thomas Irwin and to adjoin the Line of Land 
laid out for a Township. 



and 



Granted. 



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 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 Moses Mulkey setting forth that he 

tionot Mo- t J 1 -5 7- • 

Mulkey for liad been some Years m the Province with his Father 
Jonathan Mulkey had had no Land granted him and was 
desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred Acres upon Briar Creek to adjoin 
Land thereof of James Gray deceased. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
IMonths 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 Thomas Dunnagan setting forth 
Thos"nna- ^^^^^ ^"^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ "^ ^^^ Provincc about Eight Months 
icrefread' ^^^"^ ^""''^^^ Carolina had had no Land granted him and 
was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation having a 
Wife and two Children Therefore praying for One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres on Savannah River at the upper 



Petition of Mo 

ses 

100 Acres read 



and 



Granted. 



484 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of Jas, 
Maxwell Jun. 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Part of a Place there called London Bluff before sur- 
veyed for John Youn^ but elapsed in Respect of the Time 
in which a Grant for the Same ought to have passed. 

RESOI.VED 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 — 

Read a Petition of James Maxwell Jun"" setting forth 
■ that he had hald ordered him Six hundred and ninety 
Acres of Land in S* John's Parish which had been sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surv^eyer 
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 
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- 



Petition of 
John Graves 
for Grant to 
pass read 



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 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 John Graves setting forth that he 
had had fifty Acres of Land ordered him in S' John'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 ought tO' have 



MAY, 1768. 485 

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 
and 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 b,e defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jonathan Mulkey setting forth that 
Petitionof Jon. he had had ordered him on Purchase One thousand Acres 

Mulkey for . 

Gj^nt to pass 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 ought to 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 
»nd 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 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 Basset setting forth that he 



486 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Petition of 
Thos. Basset 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Granted. 



had had ordered him five hundred and thirty 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 ought to 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. 

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 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 Crawford setting forth that 
Thos.'cra°^ord he had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 
pass^^* *° 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 
ought to have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of Time he be permitted to take out 
his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sur- 
and 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 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 he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



MAY, 1768. 487 

Read a Petition of George Upton setting forth that he 

gS" Upton had had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of 

pM8?Sd* *° 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 ought to 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 

and might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for 

that Purpose. 

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 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 — 



Petition of J, 
& C. Wright for 



Read a Petition of Jermyn Wright and Charles Wright 

Esq''^ setting forth that they had Obtained a Warrant for 

a^ew Precept }j^yjj-,g. q^,^ ^q ^|-,gj^-, twelve huudrcd Acres of Land on the 

North side of S' jMary's River which Land had not yet 
been surveyed Therefore praying that the Surveyer gen- 
and eral might be ordered to issue a new Precept on the said 
Warrant that the Land 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 the said Jermyn Wright and Charles 
Petitionof J. & Wright setting forth that in August last they Obtained 

C. Wright to ° ° . . ° -^ 

res^ Warrant a Warrant for laying out nine hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land on the North side of S* Mary's River to adjoin 
twelve hundred Acres there before ordered them which 



Bnd 



488 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Warrant was expired in its Term and the Land not laid 
out Therefore praying for leave to resign that Warrant 
and to have the said Land granted him in Two Tracts 
at the same Race, that is to say, One Tract to contain 
five hundred Acres and the other Tract four hundred and 
fifty Acres. 

Granted RESOLVED That on Condition only 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 Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Petition of Read a Petition of Thomas Flyming setting forth that 

torlneiTpre-he had Obtained a Warrant for laying out five hundred 
cep rea Acrcs of Land which was to be reserved for him for 
twelve Months but the Deputy Surveyer, with whom the 
Precept was lodged lost the same and no Survey had been 
yet made Therefore praying that the Surveyer general 
might be enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on 
the said Warrant that the Land might be ascertained. 



and 



Crranted. 



ResoevEd That the Prayer of the said Petition is 
granted And that the Surveyer general doi issue a new 
Precept accordingly. 

Read a Petition of Lachlan M'^Gillivray Esq'" setting 
Petition of L. forth that in the Month of November 1766 he did pur- 
conceming a chasc suudry Garden Lots Iving- to the West of Savannah 

Garden Lot • , , i ^ 

lately ordered togcthcr With the dwcllingf Housc Buildingfs and Im- 

himread ° ^^ * ^ 

provements thereon erected and being, which Premisses 
were the Property of William Smith Tanner deceased : 
And had since purchased of several Persons other Garden 
Lots adjoining, the Cost of the whole amounting to five 
hundred Pounds Sterling or there about — That the 
dwelling House and Improvements made by Smith and 



and 



MAY, 1768. 489 

purchased by Memorialist were said to be and were in- 
tended to be erected on Lot Number 41. but the Lot being 
divided from Lot Number 42 only by a diagonal Line 
(the two Lots making a Square) it was apprehended that, 
possibly, some of the said Buildings, by their Situation 
might extend across the Line: and to prevent future 
Contests, as well as to Secure his Just property, Memo- 
rialist made early Application to become Purchaser of the 
said Lot Number 42 but finding it impracticable the said 
Lot, as then said being the Property of a Minor who 
could make no Title, Memorialist proposed, as an Expe- 
dient to lodge a Sum of Money in the Guardian's Hands, 
equivalent to the Value of the said Lot, to be for the 
use of the Minor, when of Age, on the said Lot being 
conveyed to him — That upon Search lately made in the 
proper offices it was found that no Grant had passed to 
the Person, under whom the present Minor claimed, for 
the Lot Number 42, but that the Lot inserted in the said 
Grant was Number 50 ; therefore the Memorialist at the 
last Board did exhibit his Petition for the said Lot Num- 
ber 42 as a vacant Lot, which was accordingly ordered 
him, but the Guardian of the aforementioned Minor had 
since entered a Caveat against the Grant passing — That 
on a Resurvey of the front Lines of the said Lots, lately 
made at Memorialist's Expence by Henry Yonge Esq"" 
Surveyer general and M"" Romans his Deputy, it was 
found that all the Buildings made by Smith were on the 
said Lot Number 42 claimed by the aforesaid Minor — 
That after the great Expense Memorialist had been at it 
would be an extreme Hardship on him to have his Build- 
ings taken from him by far the most valuable Part of 
his Purchase, Therefore hoping his Case being taking 
under serious Consideration, and it not appearing in the 
Public Plan of Garden Lots (remaining in the Surveyer 
general's Office) that any Grant had yet passed for the 
said Lot Number 42. that the order made in his Favour 



490 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

at the last Board touching the same Lot might be con- 
firmed. 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Memorial be postponed until all Parties can attend. 



Read a Petition of Nicholas Tiess setting forth that he 
NichXs^Tiess was an old settler in the Province had had no Land 
read granted him and was desirous to Obtain a Piece for Cul- 

tivation Therefore praying for a Lot containing fifty 
^^^ Acres in Vemonburgh known in the Plan of the Town- 
ship by Number twenty two. 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed the Petitioner not attending. 



150 Acres read 



Read a Petition of John Frost setting forth that he 
john'rvost for ^^^^ bccn three 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 One hundred and fifty Acres on the South side 
and of great Ogechee River in S*' Philip's Parish about seven 
Miles above a Place there called Eatton's Gardens. 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed the Petitioner not attending. 



Read a Petition of John Bishop setting forth that he 
john'°Bi3hop ^^^ ^^^ ^^ Land granted him in Family right and was 
read^^° ^"^° desirous to Obtain Land having three Negroes Therefore 
praying for two hundred and fifty Acres about ten Miles 
South West of Savannah and to adjoin Land of Alexan- 
der Wylly. 



and 



Rejected. OrderEd That the Said Petition be rejected. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Eastlake setting forth that 



MAY, 1768. 491 

Petition of ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^" favoured with Land in Family right and 

for°iBo^A^ref ^ was dcsirous to Obtain a Tract upon Purchase There- 

purch. read ^^^^ praying for on Purchase, One hundred and fifty 

and Acres on the South Side of great Ogechee in S' PhiHp's 

Parish to adjoin Land there ordered Joseph Johnson. 

Rejected. Orde^rEd That the said petition be rejected — 

Read a Petition of Henry Cavenah setting forth that 

Hen"cavenah ^6 had had granted him Oiie hundred Acres of Land and 

forjoo Acres ^^.^^ dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a 

Wife and a Child Therefore praying for One hundred 

and Acres on Dohart's Creek a Branch of Rocky Comfort 

about a Mile and half above Land granted John Emanuel. 

Rejected. OrdErEd That the said Petition be rejected. 

His Excellency communicated to the Board a Letter 
His Exceiiy. be had received from Colonel Jackson, oi Augusta ac- 
LeTtr"to?he'" quainting him that a Party of Indians going through 
fomeTndians^ the Settlements towards the Creek Nation had robbed 
a^Man in the one Tamcs Carter of all he had and that the rest of the 
Inhabitants were so apprehensive of suffering the Same 
Injury that they prevailed on Cap' Thomas (who with 
some of the Militia under his Command had gone after 
the Indians and recovered a Part of the Stolen Goods) ta 
leave some of his People for their Protection, which 
Captain Thomas had done under Promise of being paid 
for their Service: And requesting to be informed how 
those People were to be paid, and what Orders he might 
give in such Cases for the future The Board on consid- 
opinionof the^^i"? ^^6 Matter were of Opinion that whatever the De- 
Board thereon. ^^^^ might be should be given into the Treasurer to be 
laid before the Assembly at their Next Meeting, there 
being no Fund appropriated for that Service — That the 
People in the Settlements ought to take every prudent 
Step to defend and protect their Properties from Depre- 



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GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



dation, but that the late Treaty settled with the Indians 
at Augusta and the Laws of the Province were to be 
duely Observed and great Care taken that no Acts of 
Violence be committed that might in their Consequence 
involve the Province in a Rupture with the Indians. 

Ordered That Captain Powell and Mess" John 
Persons named Smith and Basil Cooper be requested to meet and adjust 

-to adjust the ,01 r t-> r i^-ii 1 r -r-«i 

Salvage of some the balvage oi two Boxcs of Silk saved from on Board 

Silk. ° 

the Ship Hawk lately cast away on the southern Coast 
of this Province. 

His Excellency the Governour signed the following 
Grants viz' 



"Grants signed. 



To James Bridges 250 Acres 
James Bowie 150 Acres 
John Brunson 200 Acres 
James Garvey (Bounty) 200 

Acres 
Solomon Prethro 150 Acres 
Peter Shand 100 Acres 
Arthur Wall 350 Acres 
John Waters 150 Acres 



y In S* George's Parish. 



Richard Burford 150 Acres ^ 

Basil Cooper & C° 500 Acres | 

Robert Hudson 4C0 Acres |^ In S' Matthew's Parish. 

William Powell 150 Acres j 

Ludwig Weitman 250 AcresJ 



William Jones 150 Acres 
James Muter 400 Acres 
William Odam 300 Acres 
John Wertsch 100 Acres 



In S' Philip's Parish. 



John Christian 100 Acres | 

Peter Walsh 300 Acres J 



In S' Paul's Parish. 



JUNE, 1768. 



49S 



Grants signed. 'To Benjamin Fox 100 Acres ] 

Benjamin Fox (Purch^) ^ In Christ's Church Parish. 
150 Acres J 

John Grayson 500 Acres In S' Thomas's Parish. • 

Wilham Mackintosh 300 Acres In S* Mary's Parish. 

Christian Rolland (Widow) 200 Acres In S' An- 
drew's Parish. 

Edward Barnard a Town Lot in Augusta. 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 7"" June 1768. 



Present 
His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 

f James Habersham 
I Francis Harris 
I James Mackay 
The Hon'"^ \ James Edw*^ Powell [ Escf 

Clement ]\Iartin Jun' 

Lewis Johnson 

James Read 



Petition of 
Lieut. White 
Outerbrldge 
for Bounty 
Land read 



Read a Petition of Lieutenant White Outerbridge set- 
ting forth that under his Majesty's royal Proclamation 
granting Lands to reduced Officers in America he A\as 
intituled to Two Thousand Acres of Land as an Ensign 
in General Oglethorpe's late Regiment and afterwards a 
Lieutenant in one of the late Independent Companies of 
South Carolina which Portion of Land he was desirous 
to Obtain and take up in this Province Therefore praying 



494 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



for Two Thousand Acres on the South side of great Sa- 
tilla near Land there ordered Alexander Inghs and oppo- 
site a Small Hammock called Crow Harbor. 



RESOI^vdd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq^}^ ^^j^g 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 — 

Read a Petition of Jonathan Cochran setting forth that 
Petitionof Jon. he had had ordered him One thousand Acres of Land in 

Cochran for _ . 

1000 & 500 J^"^ Philip s Parish which on going to- burvey was found 
not fit for Cultivation that he was possessed of Upwards 
of thirty Negroes Therefore praying for One thousand 
Acres upon Black Creek Swamp in S' Philip's Parish to 
adjoin four hundred Acres there ordered James Muter 
and to be run out in an Oblong and also' for five hundred 
Acres in the same Parish about twenty Miles above 
Perry's Mill to join upon Ogechee River at a small 
Branch about three Miles above a Creek called Crawford's 
and and to be laid out nearly square as the good Land did not 
extend more than thirty Chains from the River. 



Granted. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out Grants for the said Land within Seven 
]\Ionths 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 but the five hundred Acre Tract 
is not to be laid out 'till the Boundary Line is fixed. 

Read a Petition of John Wereat setting forth that he 



JUNE, 1768. 



495 



Petition of 
John Wereat 
for 1000 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted. 



had had only three hundred and sixty Acres of Land 
granted him in family Right and was desirous to Obtain 
an additional Tract having a Wife a Child and twenty 
six Negroes Therefore praying for One thousand Acres 
on the North side great Satilla to adjoin the Upper Line 
of Land said to be granted in Carolina to Benjamin 
Singleton. 

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 — 

Read a Petition of William Coulson setting forth that 
he had had Eight hundred Acres of Land granted him 
and was desirous to Obtain an additional Tract having a 
Wife a Child and twenty one Slaves Therefore praying 
for One hundred and fifty Acres in S' George's Parish 
to adjoin Land there granted Abraham Lundy. 

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 — • 

Read a Petition of Samuel Jones setting forth that he 
sfmLTonesfor^vas Settled iu the Province had had two hundred Acres 
400 Acres read ^£ ^^^^^ granted him and was desirous to Obtain an addi- 
tional Tract having a Wife two Children and twenty 
Negroes Therefore praying for four Hundred Acres on a 
and Branch of Newport lying between Land of James Andrew 
and Lydia Saunders and to be laid out in an Oblong. 



Petition of 
Will. Coulson 
for 150 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted 



496 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^-^ ^^j^^ q^^. ^ Qrant for the said 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 Shem Butler setting forth that he 

shem°BuHer ^^^'^ ^^^*^ ^"^^ hundred Acres of Land granted him and was 

for^75o Acres (j^gjj.Qyg ^^ Obtain an additional Tract having a Child 

and Twenty two Negroes Therefore praying for Seven 

hundred and fifty Acres between Ogechee and Coonochee 

and near the Land before granted him to be laid out in an 

Oblong it being intended for a Reservoir of Water. 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, (^oth take out a Grant for the said 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 Baker setting forth that he 
Petition of had had granted him One thousand Acres of Land and 

Richd. Baker =' ^ . .- 

llld^^ Acres ^vas dcsirous to Obtain an additional Tract having a Wife 
five Children and Twenty Negroes Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres in S' Andrew's Parish (as appeared 
by the Parish Line lately run) to adjoin Land there 
already granted him and to include One hundred Acres 
heretofore ordered Benjamin Baker and elapsed — The 
and Land prayed for to be laid out in an Oblong on Account 
of the Narrowness of the Swamp. 

Resoeved 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 register the 



JUNE, 1768. 497 

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 Spalding setting forth that 
spawfn/^for' '^^ with Donald Mackay had ordered them in January 
800 Acres read ^^^^ gig-^j. hundred Acrcs of Land about three Miles back 
from Cawston's Blufif on the Soutli side of great Satilla 
being Inland Swamp they having Sixteen Negroes That 
no grant had passed for the said Land and that the said 
Mackay was dead and the Negroes become the Property 
of the Petitioner Therefore praying that the aforesaid 
Eight hundred Acres be granted to him in Family Right. 



and 



ResgIvVEd 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 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 Pett)- setting forth that he 

Henl^°Vetty ^^^"^^ heeu Eighteen Months in the Pro\'ince had had no 

r^<f ° ^"^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 

Cultivation having a Wife and two Negroes Therefore 

praying for two hundred and fifty Acres in S^ Andrew's 

Parish to adjoin three hundred Acres this Day ordered 

*"** Richard Baker and to be laid out in an Oblong the Swamp 

being very narrow. 

Resolved 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 register the 

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

within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majes- 

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and 



498 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

ty 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 he 
Andrew for 150 had not obtained Land to the Number of his Family 

Acres read 

having a Wife two Children and seven Slaves and was 
desirous to 01>tain an additional Tract Therefore pray- 
ing for One hundred and fifty Acres on a Branch of 
Newport lying to the West of and adjoining Land there 
already granted him. 

Resolved 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 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 Lemon setting forth that he 
Petition of "^"^'^^ Settled in the ProA'ince had had two hundred Acres 
f^loo^A^rfg of Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Ad- 
ditional Tract having a Wife three Children and three 
Negroes Therefore praying for four hundred Acres on 
the Head of Lambert's Creek a Branch of Turtle River 
^n^ within a Quarter of a Mile of Land ordered John Lynn ; 
to be run in an Oblong the Swamp being narrow. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted 250 doth take out Grauts for the said Land w^ithin seven 

Acres in Fad" 

oy Right a:.d Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 

150 Acrs. on ° 

Purchase. ^^ Grants in the Register's Office Oif the said Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 

said Petition is granted viz' two hundred and fifty Acres 
in Family right and One hundred and fifty Acres on Pur- 
chase. 



JUNE, 1768. 



499 



Petition of J. 



Read a Petition of Jacob Helvenstine setting forth that 
aeYvenstineforlie Had had Land granted him in Family right and four 
Purch^'^rlad hundred Acres on Purchase And that he was building a 
Saw Mill upon the said Land Therefore praying for on 
Purchase, for the Use of the said INIill Five hundred 
Acres of Pine Land upon Turtle River in S' David's 
Parish to adjoin the Land there already granted him and 
also Eighty Acres to adjoin other Part of his said Land — 



Granted- 



Resolved That on Condition only 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 on complying with the 
order of Council touching Lands granted on Purchase. 



Petition of 
James Hearn 



Read a Petition of James Hearn setting forth that he 
had been in the Province from his Childhood had had no 
r^d^°*^ ■'^"^^Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land for 
Cultivation having two Negroes Therefore praying for 
two hundred Acres upon Cypress Branch about five Miles 
back from great Ogechee River near Land ordered John 
Barnaby to be laid out in an Oblong the Swamp being 
extremely narrow. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 — 



Read a Petition of vSamuel Hudson setting forth that 



read 



and 



600 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Petition of ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ seven hundred Acres of Land granted him 
foTibo^Aires ^^d was posscssed of two Negroes for whom he had 
Obtained no Land Therefore praying for One hundred 
Acres about a Mile above Barton's Branch in S' Mat- 
thew's Parish to adjoin Land of the Petitioner's and Land 
of Charles Hudson and Richard Scruggs. 

ResoIvVED 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 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 Waffe Rand setting forth that he 
Petition of had been some Years in the Province had had no Lands 

Waflfe Rand for 

550 Acres read gj-^j^|-g J hij-,-^ ^^(\ ^y^s dcsirous to Obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having seven Negroes Therefore praying for five 
hundred and fifty Acres on the Soutli Side of great 
Ogechee River above Parry's Mill and nearly opposite 
and Land ordered Isaac Young on the north side of the said 
River. 



Granted. 



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

Read a Petition of IMatthias Ash setting forth that he 
Petition of h^^i |-,^f| ordered him four hundred Acres of Land but 

Matt. Ash tor 

250 Acres read ^Q^^i^ (sic) ^^.^jy Qj^g hundred and fifty Acres vacant That 
he had a Wife and four Negroes Therefore praying for 
and two hundred and fifty Acres on Black Creek three Miles 
above Land ordered James ]\Iuter. 



JUNE, 1768. 501 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 Register's Office of the said Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted 

Read a Petition of Barnard Romans setting forth that 
Barnard Ro- lie had L'ltelv Ordered him fi\'e b.undred Acres of Land 

mans for 150 ^-r-.,",^, i-iiii ij 

150 Acres read on Purchase at Ogechee which he had not surveyed and 
desired to resign That he had three Negroes for whom 
he had Obtained no Land Therefore praying for One 
hundred and fifty Acres in Family right and One hun- 
dred and fifty Acres adjoining on Purchase at Ogechee 
^^^ aforesaid at the Place where he had the five hundred 
Acres ordered him. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. (jQ^h 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 William^ Pinnell setting forth that 
wiiim°"pfnneii ^c had had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 
read^^° ^"^""^^ him aiid was desirous to obtain an Additional Tract hav- 
ing a Wife six Children and two Negroes Therefore 
praying for One hundred and fifty Acres between great 
and Ogechee and Buck head at a Place called the Aligator 
Pond. 

Resolved 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 register the 



602 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



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 Cherry setting forth that he 

Petition of i i • , -r-, • 

James Cherry was Settled m the Provmcc had had no Land granted 

for 200 Acres _ o 

him and was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation 
having a Wife and a Child Therefore praying for two 
hundred Acres in S' Philip's Parish to adjoin Southerly 
Land there ordered Peter Knight and near Land ordered 
George Gardiner deceased. 



for 200 Acres 
read 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Loveless Sav- 
age for 50 
Acres read 



and 



Granted. 



Resoi^vEd 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 Maj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Loveless Savage setting forth that 
he had had ordered him three hundred Acixs of Land 
and' was desii-ous to Obtain an additional Tract having 
a Wife three Children and one Negro, Thei^efore pray- 
ing for fifty Acres above Augusta in S^ Paul's Parish 
which he had some Time improved and Settled with a 
Stock of Cattle and Hogs. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Gi*ant for the said 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 Barnaby setting forth that he 



JUNE, 1768. 603 

Petition of ^'^^^^ ^^^^" ''^".? i" tlie Province had had Land gi'anted 
fOT^iso^Aifreshim in Family Right and was desirous to Obtain an Ad- 
ditional Tract Therefore praying for on Purchase One 
hundred and fifty Acres on the north side of the north 
Prong of Sapalo to adjoin the East Line of Land there 
before ordered him. 



(Purch) read 



and 



Resolved 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 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 



Read a Petition of John Ilervey setting" forth that he 
Petition of had been three Years in the Province had had no Land 

John Hervey 

read^°° '^'^'^^^^^"^"^^'^^ ^""'"^ ^"'"' ^^''^^ dcsirous to Obtain Land for Cul- 
tivation having a Wife and three Children Therefore 
praying for Two hundred Acres in S' Matthew's Parish 
just below black Creek a Place called the bisr Ponds 
within a Mile of Land ordered James M^'Henry. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Mo'Uths 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 Grubbs setting forth that 

Thos"°Grubbs he was desirous to Obtain Land for Cultivation having 

r^d ^""^^ had none yet ordered him Therefore praying for One 

and hundred Acres on Ogechee at a Spring Branch called the 

Cool Spring bounded on every Side by vacant Land. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



504 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Granted when '^o^^'' ^^^6 out a 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 on his Character 
being certified by M"" Telfair. 

Read a Petition of James Brantley setting forth that 
Brantley for ' he liad had Land granted him in Family ria-ht and was 

200 Acres »' c^ 

Purch. read dcsirous to Obtain an Additional Tract Therefore pray- 
ing for on Purchase, two hundred Acres upon Brantley's 
Branch lying on a Branch of Briar Creek. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only 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 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 Petitioner's 
complying with the Order of Council made touching 
Lands granted on Purchase. 

Read a Petition of LeRoy Hammond setting forth that 

L^Roy nlmond ^'^^ ^^^^ Ordered him two hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

for Grant^to in S' Paul's Parish which had been Surveyed and a Plan 

pass read thereof retuHied into the Surveyer 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 be permitted to take out his 

Majesty's Grant for the said Land and tliat the Surveyer 

and general might be ordered to prepare aiid 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 



JUNE, 1768. 605 

Months from this date (Agreeable to an Order of Coun- 
cil in that Ca;:e lately made) and that he doth also Regis- 
ter tiic 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 greuited — 



Read a Petition of Hugh Clark setting forth that he 
Hu*gh aark for l^^d Ordered him One hundred and ninety Acres of Land 
Grant, to pass j^^ g^ ^^,l^^y^ pj^j-jg}^ ^^^l^j^,]^ l^^d bceu survcycd and a Plan 

thereof returned into the Surv^eyer general's Office but 
the Time was elapsed in which a Grant ought to 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 
and 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 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 grarited — 

Read a Petition of Abigail Minis Widow setting forth 
Petition of that she had two Tracts of Land ordered her in S' Mary's 

Abigail Minis ^ 

for Grants to Parish containing together nine hundred Acres which 

pass read >s * 

Tracts were sun-eyed in due Time but not returned into 
the Surveyer general's Office within the Time allctted 
for that Purpose Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the Lapse of Time the Surveyer general might be ordered 
and to receive the plans of the said Land and certif}' the Same 
in Order that his Majesty's Grants might pass. 



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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 she 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 John Howell setting forth that he 
john*°Howeii had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered him 
pass read in S* 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 
ought to 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. 



and 



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 Mordecai Sheftall setting '•"''"^ that 
Mo*rd.°'sheftaii '""^ 1''^^ Ordered him Three hundred Acres of Land in 
pass^/^d* ^^ 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 
ought to 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 



JUNE, 1768. 



607 



and 



Granted 



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 Lanid 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 Praver of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of John Burncy setting forth that b.e 
john'Burney had Ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
J^s^read* *° in S' George's Parish 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 sar-.e 
ought to have passed Therefore praying tliat 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. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^^^^i 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 s?.id 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents tlie 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Sherwood Bugg setting forth that 
Petition of he had ordered him fifty Acres of Land in S^ Paul s 

Sherwood Bugg ' , 1 -r>i 1.1 r ^^ 

for Grant to Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan tnereot re- 
pass read " ' , .^^ /•/- 1 1 ata • 

turned into the Surveyer general's Office but the iime 
Vv-as elapsed in which a Grant for the Same ought to have 



508 



and 



Granted. 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

passed — Therefore praying that notwithstanding the 
Lapse of Tiire he might be permitted to take oiit 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 — 



P_ead a Petition of James Carter setting forth that he 
jImeTcarter had Ordered him on Purchase One hundred and fifty 
pass read Acres of Land in S* George's Parish which had been sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereo'f returned intO' the Surveyer 
general's Office but the Time was elapsed in which a 
Grant for the same ought to have passed Therefore 
praying that notwithstanding tlie Lapse of Time he 
might be permitted to take out his Majesty's Graiit for 
the said Land and that the Surveyer general might be 
and 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 I\Iann setting forth that he 



and 



JUNE, 1768. 509 

Petition of ^'^^^ ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
Grant^tT pSa in S' Gcorg-e's Parish wliich 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 
oug-ht to 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 3. 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 Mitchell setting forth that he 

john^Mitcheii had Ordered him four hundred Acres of Land in S' John's 
pass read Parish which had been surveyed and returned and a 
Fiat for the same passed by the Attorney general but the 
Time was ^""'"'^ in which a Grant for the Same ought to 
have been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the Lapse of Time he might be pemiitted tO' take out 
^"** his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sec- 
retary 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 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents 
the prayer of the said Petition is granted — 



510 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Read a Petition of Henry Dickson setting forth that 
Henry Dickson he had Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S' 
pass read Matthews 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 
ought to 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 
and 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 — 



Petition of 
Lawrence 



Read a Petition of Lawrence Clark setting forth that 
he had purchased a Tov/n Lot in Savannah N° 7 in tlie 
to^pas*s°^^ad''*fii'st Tything Reynolds Ward which Lot was allotted 
Robert Williams by the late Trustees for establishing the 
Province, and his Claim thereto allowed by the Govem- 
our in Council, but on searching the Offices no grant had 
yet passed for the said Lot That the Petitioner had sold 
the same and was to convey his Right thereto unto Noble 
Wimberly Jones Therefore praying that his Majesty's 
Grant for the said Lot might be ordered to pass to and in 
the Name of the said Noble Wimberly Jones And the 
Surveyer general might be ordered to prepare and give 
a Certificate thereof for that Purpose. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only ^^''^ the' said Noble 

E Granted. W'imbcrly Jones doth take out a Grant for the said Lot 

within Seven Months from this date and that he doth 



JUNE, 1768. 611 

also register the said Grant in the register's Office of the 
said Province within Six Months from the date thereof 
the prayer of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Richard Baker John Stewart and 
Execi-Tof Steplien W'illiams Executors of the last Will and Testa- 
Grants to ^pass nient of Charles West deceased, setting forth that the 
said deceased in his life time Obtained Warrants for Six 
hundred and five hundred Acres of Land to be laid out 
to him which were accordingly surveyed, and the Plans 
ready to be returned into the Surveyer general's Office at 
the said West's death That he also Obtained a Warrant 
of Survey for four hundred Acres in the Parish of S*" 
David which Warrant was not executed That the said 
Charles West having in his said last Will directed certain 
Divisions to be made of his Lands Therefore praying 
that the Surveyer general might be ordered to receive 
and certify the Plans of the said two Tracts already sur- 
veyed that his Majesty's Grants might pass to the Peti- 
tioners in Trust for the Purposes and Uses directed in 
and by the said Will And that the Surveyer general might 
be enabled and ordered to issue a new Precept on the said 
Warrant for four hundred Acres that the same might be 
surveyed in order for his Majesty's Grant passing to 
them for the same Purposes. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioners 
Granted, j^^j^ (sic) ^^^^ ^^^^ Grants for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that they doth also register 
the said Grants in the register's Office of the said Prov- 
ince within Six iMonths from the date thereof that his 
Majesty rhay not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Sherwood Bugg setting forth that 

Petition of ... 

Sherwood Bugg cii^i-les W^eathcrford deceased had ordered him in his 

for Grant to 

orfe?^^chas ^^^^ Time four hundred Acres of Land, and being ex- 
weatherford.' tremcly sick and Pennyless was Obliged to Sell his Right 



512 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

therein to raise jMoney for his Support That Petitioner 
became the Purchaser thereof and took the said Weather- 
ford's Bond to make a good Title of the said land to him 
That the Land was surveyed but the Plan thereof n ot 
returned the said Weatherford's dying in the Mean Time 
Therefore praying that the Truth of the Premisses ap- 
pearing he might Obtain his Majesty's Grant for the said 
Land And that the Surveyer general might be ordered 
to receive prepare and certify a Plan of the said Land 
accordingly. 

Ordered That the Petitioner do give Notice to the 
The Heir of Hcir at Law of the said Charles Weatherford to Attend 

We itherford to 

attend^°*^*^* *° ^^^^ claim the said Land on the first Tuesday in August 
next and in Default of such Attendance and Claim, and 
Proof on Oath being made of Notice given, Then a Grant 
for the said Land to pass to and in the Name of the 
Petitioner. 

Read a Petition of John Teale setting forth that he 
Petition of had Obtained a Warrant for laying out Three hundred 

John Teale for •' ° 

read^ ^''^^^^p^aud fifty Acres of Land on Ogechee which Warrant was 
expired in its Term and the Land not surveyed Therefore 
praying that the Surveyer general might be enabled and 
ordered to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that 
the Land might be surveyed (One hundred Acres of 
and which said Tract was at the last Board ordered Frederic 
Famm who had since resigned the same) . 

Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted. Granted And that the Surveyer general do issue a new- 
Precept as prayed for. 

Read a Petition of John Ford setting forth that he 
Petition of had Obtained a Warrant for laying out forty Acres of 

John Ford for a . 

rl^ ^'■^'^^p* Land at Pallachocolas which Warrant was expired in its 
Term and the Land not Surveyed Therefore praying that 
the Surveyer general might be enabled and ordered to 



and 



JUNE, 1768. 513 

issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that the Land 
so ordered him might be surveyed in Order to his 
Majesty's Grant passing for the Same. 



Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted granted and that the Surveyor general do issue a new 
Precept accordingly. 

Read a Petition of Jacob Harnage setting forth that 

jf?ob°Harnage ^c had had ordefcd him One hundred Acres of Land at 

cept S ^''*'' the Beaver Dams the Warrant for surveying whereof had 

been omitted to be taken out of the Office and was ex- 

1>ired in its Term Therefore praying that notwithstanding 

the Lapse of Time the Surveyer general might be enabled* 

and to issue a Precept on the said Warrant that the Land so 

ordered him might be laid out. 

ResoIvVEd 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 Thomas Lamb setting forth that 

Petition of he had had One hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted 

for°5o Acres^fir him in S'' George's Parish and was desirous to Obtain 

an Additional Tract Therefore praying for fifty Acres 

at Briar Creek to adjoin the Tract before ordered him 

^°^ and that his Alajesty's Grant for the Same might pass 

in the Name of his Son Thomas Lamb Jun'". 



PoBtponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed the Petitioner not attending. 



Read a Petition of John Wereat setting forth that he 
werS^t'fir'^500 ^i^cl Under his Care Thomas Burrington an Infant (Son 
Young ^Bur- of Thooias Burrington Esq"" deceased) for whose Benefit 
nngton j^^ would gladly Obtain a Tract of Land Therefore pray- 

ing for five hundred Acres In Trust for the said Infant 

33 c r— vol 10 



514 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

to be laid out on the north side great Satilla to adjoin 
the upper Line of Land said to be granted in Carohna 
to Jonathan Belton. 

Rejected. OrdEREd That the said Petition be rejected. 

Petition of In- t-. • • - i t i i • r r^t a i 

habitants of St. Read a Petition ot the Inhabitants of S Andrews 

Andrew's 

touching the Parish relative to the Roads in their Parish. 

Roads. 

ResoIvVEd That the Board has no Power to interfere 

them thereon^ therein the Same being by the present Road Law entirely 

vested in the several Commissioners thereby appointed : 

therefore the Application for Redress must be to the 

Legislature of the Province. 

Ordered That the Clerk by Letter do acquaint the 
Petitioner's therewith. 

Ordered That William Greene Esq"" be inserted in 

New Justices the Commission of the Peace a Justice for the Province : 

appoin . Benjamin Stirk Esq"" for the Parish of S' Matthew's: 

John Simpson John Dunbar James Forrester and Roger 

Kelsal Esq"" Justices for the Parish of S^ Philip. 

Whereas John Stevens did borrow of the Commis- 
Grants for sioncrs of the Loan Office the Sum of fifty Pounds Ster- 
fore ordered" Hug tlic Payment whereof with Interest was to be secured 

John Stevens ^^ ^^ i- t i i i i 11 

to pass to Clem- bv Mortp-asTe of Two Tracts of Land then lately ordered 

ent Martin,. In ^ o es J 

Trust &c. the said Stevens by the Governour and Council, but the 
said Stevens left the Province without perfecting the 
Security proposed Nor have his Majesty's Grants yet 
passed for the said Land It is therefore Ordered 'hat 
Grants for the same do pass unto Clement Martin Esq'' 
In Trust to sell and dispose of the said Land to Discharge 
the said Debt : M'" Martin having become bound with 
the said John Stevens for the Payment thereof to the 
Loan Office until such Time as the Security above men- 
tioned should be compleated. 



JUNE, 1768. ''>lf> 

OrdKRKd That Lieutenant Frederic Winter be ap- 

Peracms ap-^^ pointed to Feceivc the Pay due for Barrack Necessaries 

for^'^i'irac^k*^ to the Garrisou at Augusta consisting of twenty Privates: 

Necessities. ^^^ ^j^^^ p^p Jamcs Graham be appointed to receive the 

Pay due for Barrack Necessaries to the Garrison at 

• Frederica consisting of Eight Privates. 

His Excellency acquainted the Board that he had re- 
His Exceiiy ac- ceived Infomiation that sundry of the Inhabitants in S' 

quaints the 

BoardofanAs- QgQj.p.g'g jJarish had entred into an Association to assist 

sociation v^v-v^i^v, ^ ^ ^ ^^ 

GeoTgt's Parish one another in attacking or even killing any Indians who 
i^dS&c.^^ should come into their Settlement and kill or carry away 
their Cattle or Horses or do any kind of Injury to the 
white People; His Excellency observed that such Pro- 
ceedings were in Contempt of all Law and Government, 
an Infringement of the Treaties entred into with the 
Indians, and should at all Events be discountenanced, as, 
in their Consequences, the Safety of every innocent Per- 
son in the Province might be endangered : To put a Stop 

And the steps j-^ g^ch Unwarrantable Proceedings his Excellency pro- 
he proposed to 1 r^ • i 

take therein. pQgg,^ immediately sending a Letter to the Captains ot 
the several Companies of Militia to which most of these 
Associators may belong desiring them to have a Meeting 
with the Justices and principal Inhabitants, and then to 
order the said Companies under Arms, and represent to 
the People the Danger that must inevitably attend their 
presuming to take their own Revenge and Satisfaction 
against any Indian whatever^to assure them of all pos- 
sible Protection on their behaving in a Manner becoming 
good Colonists— but that if they persisted in such illegal 
'schemes they would be prosecuted to the Utmost Rigour 
of the Law. And also to recommend it to the said Offi- 
cers and Gentlemen who might l^e present there to use 
Approved by cvcry Meaus in their Power to convince the People of 
the Board. ^^^^.^ j?^,-^,^— All wliich the Board entirely approved of. 



516 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Sundry Accounts particularly provided for by the 
^Sd^ present Tax Law were laid before the Board audited and 
ordered for Payment. 

His Excellency the Governor signed the following 
Grants viz* 

Grants signed. '^^ ^^^SCS CrCSSUp . . . . 25O Acres ' 

John Martin Greiner250 Acres 

James Jones 150 Acres 

Aaron Overton . . . 200 Acres 

Mord: & Le^n Sheftall 400 [-In S' George's Parish 

Acres 

Mord: & Levi Sheftall 200 

Acres 

Francis Wynne . . . 100 Acres 

Matthias Ash .. -i 50 Acres K^^,^.^^ 
Henry Ordner .... 150 Acres \ * 

Agnes Bryan Spinster 550 1 

Acres > In Christ Church Parish. 

Noble Jones Esq"" 800 Acres J 

Jesse Brasher. . . 100 Acres] 

John Martin Dasher 100 [■ In S' Matthew's Parish. 
Acres J 

Thomas Bassett 530 Acres In S* Paul's Parish. 

^^'illiam Sanders. . . . 100 Acres In S' Mary's Parish. 
James Woodland . . 100 Acres In S' Andrew's Parish. 



JULY, 1768. 



517 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the fifth Day of 

July 1768 

Present 



His Excellency James Wright Esq''. 

James Habersham 

Noble Jones 
The Hon*"'® \ Francis Harris [ Esq'' 

I John Graham 
I Lewis Johnson 
[ James Read 

Read a Petition of Samuel Frink Clerk setting forth 
s^fFrink for that l:e v/:is desirous to obtain a Tract of Land for Cul- 
S^c^^'rlid tivation And praying for on purchase five hundred Acres 
in S* Phillip's Parish on Black Creek about three Miles 
from Land there ordered John Lastinger. 

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 this Province 
^\■it^,in 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 the Petitioner's 
co.i'.plv^iig v.-ilh tlie Oi"dcr of Council made touching 
Lands granted on Purchase. 



and 



Granted. 



Read a petition of James Mackay Esq'' setting forth 
Petition of ja^. that he had had Land granted him at South Newport 

Mackay for 150 * '■ 

Acres read whercou he had settled a Cow-penn and was desirous to 

obtain a Vacant Piece adjoining thereto. Therefore 

praying for One hundred and fifty Acres at South New- 

and port aforesaid to adjoin the Tract there already Granted 

Him. 



618. GOVKRXOR AND COUNCIL 

Rksolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Jq^-j^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^ Grant foi" 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 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 Jonathan Cochran setting forth that 
c^Sfcrioohe had had two Tracts of Land lately ordered him con- 
taining tosrether fifteen Hundred Acres and was desirous 
to obtain an additional Tract having Thirty four Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for one hundred Acres to adjoin 
West a Tract of Five hundred Acres lately ordered him 
in S* Philips Parish about Twenty Miles above PaiTy's 
Mill. 



Acres read 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^JQ^h take out s. Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the register's Office oi this Province within 
six Months from the Date 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 William M'^Kinnen setting 
Petition of c. forth that from a Confidence of immediate Encourage- 
for 1000 Acres ment hc was come into the Province from the West Indies 
in order to settle and take up Land for Cultivation have- 
ing a Wife a Child and Thirty Eight Negroes Therefore 
praying for Two Thousand Acres being a Tract hereto- 
fore reserved for S"" Charles Burdett for a certain Term 
expired which Land is granted the Petitioner purposed 
and directly to place his Negroes thereon and Cultivate and 
Improve the Same. 

RESOEVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



JULY, 1768. 619 

^ , , doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 

within six Months from the Date 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 Belsher setting forth that 
he was settled in the Province had had no Land granted 
wm**B"isher him uud was desirous to obtain Land for Cultivation 
Acres°reJ° having four Negroes Therefore praying for Three Hun- 
dred Acres in Family Right lying upon great Ogechee 
also Seven hundred Acres adjoining the same on Pur- 
chase to be laid out in a Square the Swamp being very 
and Narrow. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. ^^^^j^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^ q^^^^ ^^^. ^j^^ g^^j^| j^,^j^^| ^yithin Scven 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in the Register's office of this Province 
within Six 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 complying with 
the Order of Council touching Lands granted on Pur- 
chase. 

Read a Petition of Nicholas Nielson setting forth that 
Petition of N. he had been some Years in the Province had had no Land 

Nielsen for 350 . 1 • t j r r~> 1 *. " 

Acres read granted him and was desirous to obtam Land tor Culti- 
vation having five Negroes Therefore praying for three 
hundred and fifty Acres on S* Simons Island to the East 
of Land there granted the late Governour Ellis and to 
include what are called the Rainbow Hammocks lying 
North of an Island called Long Island. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 



520 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted. 



and 



doth take out a Grant for 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 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 Butler Son of Joseph Butler 
Petition of Jas. setting forth that lie had a Wife and Twenty Nine Slaves 

Butler for 600 & ° ■' 

400 Acres read ^^^ \^^^ i^^^j Qj-jjy fQ^^j- hundred Acres of Land granted 
him Therefore praying for Six Hundred Acres in S* 
Phillips Parish to adjoin the Lines and lying partly round 
the Land whereon he was settled And also four hundred 
Acres in the samei Parish near the aforesaid Land. 

ResoLtVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

600 A.cr6S 

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 this Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
esty ma}'^ not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition namely the Six hundred Acres is 
granted the other Tract not being sufficiently described. 

Read a Petition of John Jackson setting forth that in 
jacklon fo/400 '^'^g'^st last lie had ordered him TwO' hundred and fifty 
Acres read Acrcs of Land at Midway in Family Right and the like 
Quantity adjoining on Purchase which Land was not 
found Vacant Therefore praying that in Lieu thereof he 
might have granted him four hundred Acres in Family 
Right he haveing a Wife and five Negroes and also Two 
Hundred and fifty Acres adjoining the same on Purchase 
to be laid out on both sides of the great Satilla between 
Lands ordered Captain Fansbaw and ^''''''^ Rogers. 



and 



Granted. 



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



JULY, 1768. 521 

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 on the Petitioners com- 
plying with the Order of Council made in respect of 
Land granted on Purchase. 

Read a petition of Nicholas Horton setting forth that 
Nfchl^Horton he had l:^en some Years in the Province and was pos- 
for|oo Acres ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ Ncgroes for whom he had obtained no 

Land Therefore praying for five hundred Acres in the 
a'^d Parish of S' ]\Iatthew about Two Miles l>elow Land there 
ordered Isaac Young. 

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

Read a Petition of Stephen Millen setting forth that 

MiiienVrSoohe had had four hundred Acres of Land granted him and 

Acres read ^^^^^ dcsirous of obtaining an additional Tract having 

a Wife three Children dnd Thirty Negroes Therefore 

praying for three hundred Acres on the South Side of 

great Ogechee River about four T^Iiles above a Place 

*"** called Eattons Gardens to adjoin Land tliere ordered 

William Jones. 

Resolved 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 lie (ioth. also register ihe 

said Grant in the Register's Office of this Province 

within Six Month.s from the date thereof that his }ilaj- 



522 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

esty 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 he 

fubelrfor 500 ^^^ somc Time since ordered him five hundred Acres of 

Acres read Land which was afterwards run out by another Person 

Therefore praying for in Heu thereof Five hundred Acres 

^""* on Black Creek in S' Phillips Parish about Two Miles 

and a Half from Land granted John Lastinger. 



Granted. 



Re:sol,ved 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 this Province 
within Six Months from tlie 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 Matthias Ash setting forth that at 
mIu.' °Ash for ^'le last Board he was favoured with Two Hundred and 
read ^^^ "" ' Fifty Acres of Land in Family Right at Black Creek 
about Three Miles from Land ordered James Muter 
which Tract was too small for a Settlement intended by 
him as he had some relations lately come from Germany 
whom he was desirous to settle upon Land near him 
Therefore praying for on Purchase five hundred Acres 
at Black Creek aforesaid to adjoin the two hundred and 
fifty Acres there already ordered him. 



and 



Granted. 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
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 this 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 the Petitioners com- 



JULY, 1768. 62S 

plying witli the Order (vf C(ninci1 touching Lands granted 
(HI Purchase. 

Read a Petition of Nathaniel Miller setting forth that 

NaSiien for he had had no Land granted him in Family Right and 

80 Acres read ^^^^^^ ^esirous to obtain Land for Cultivation having 

Eleven Negroes Therefore praying for Eighty Acres in 

S' George's Parish being a vacant piece adjoining Land 

*««^ purchased by him of Bryan Kelly Deceased and whereon 

he lived. 

Resoi^vivD That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^Q^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 this Province 
within Six Months fromi 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 Christopher Rotenburgher setting 
Petition of c. forth that he had had Two hundred and fifty Acres of 
for 26 Acres Land granted him and was desirous to obtain an addi- 
tional Tract having a Wife Three Children and two Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for sundry vacant Garden Lots 
in Ebenezer adjoining Garden Lots he was then possessed 
of and containing not more than Tw^enty six Acres. 



read 



and 



RESOI.VED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^|^^^ ^^j^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 this Province 
wathin 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 Joshua Pierce setting forth that he 
F^*hua"pferce had been about four Months in the Province from North 
for^iBo Acres ^^^^y^^^^ j^^^l j^^^j ^^ L^^d granted him and was desirous 



524 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

to obtain Land for Cultivation having- a Wife Six Chil- 
dren and a Negro Therefore praying for one hundred and 
fifty Acres on Buck Creek in S* IMatthews Parish to run 
on both sides the same Creek and to adjoin Land of Amos 
Cutril. 



and 



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 this Province 
within Six Months from t!:e dr.te tl.ereuf tiiat his ]\,Iaj- 
esty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is Granted. 

Read A Petition of Laurence Clark setting forth that 
Lau.^ciark^for ^e was Settled in the Province had had two hundred and 
cres r ^^^^ Acrcs of Land granted him and was desirous to 
obtain an additional Tract haveing a Wife a Child and 
Six Negroes Therefore praying for Tw^o hundred and 
fifty Acres on great Satilla lying between the Lines of 
Land there granted Jane Barnard Widow and James 
Leman. 



and 



Resolved 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 register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this 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 Phillip Singleton setting forth that 
sfn^Veton°fo/' ^""^^ ^" ■" ^^^^" souic Alouths in the Province had had no 
250 Acres read i^^jifj granted him and was desirous to obtain Land for 
Cultivation having a Wife a Child and a Negroe There- 
fore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres on the 
and North side great Ogechee to adjoin Land there lately 
ordered Randal Bracy. 



JULY, 1768. 626 

Resolved That on Condition only tliat the Petitioner 
Granted. ^|qj.|^ ^^j^^ ^^^^ ^ Grant foT the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date and that he dotli also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this 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 Atkinson setting forth that 
Atkhison fo/* '^'s Father Joshua Atkinson deceased has granted him in 
surplus Land j^|g j^-^^^ ^5,^^^ ^^^.^ hundred Acres of Land in S' George's 

Parish which Land on his Death came to the Petitioner 
and was possessed by him That on a rough Resurvey 
lately taken it appeared that more than two hundred 
Acres were contained within the Limits of the said Tract 
but the exact Quantity was not known That the Petitioner 
had a Wife a Child and a Negroe Therefore praying for 
the Vacant Land within the aforesaid Tract laid out for 
his Father provided the same did not exceed Two hundred 
and fifty Acres and that the Surveyor General might 
order a regular Resurvey thereof in order to ascertain 
the Ouantitv. 



and 



Resolved 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 register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this Province 
within Six Months from the date th.ereof 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 Large setting forth that he 
Petition of |-,afi iij^fl Three hundred Acres of Land ordered him and 

John Large for 

150 Acres read ^r^^ dcsirous to obtain an additional Tract haveing a Wife 
and Six Children Therefore praying for one hundred and 
iifry Acres in S' George's Parish lying between Land he 



523 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Granted 



had purchased of Solomon Lott and Land of Henry 
Sharp. 

Re^SOI^vEd 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 this Province 
within Six Months from the date thereot 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 Peacock setting forth that 
p|^*^k for 100 'le had had granted him One thousand and seventy Acres 
Acres read ^^ l^aud and was desirous to obtain an additional Tract 
haveing a Wife three Children and Twenty-five Negroes 
Therefore praying for one hundred Acres upon the 
Branches of Midway about Two Miles from the Planta- 
tion whereon Robert IMiller lived. 



and 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Gas. Switzer 
for 150 Acres 
read 



and 



RiJsoivVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land v/ithin Seven 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this 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 Gasper Sv.'itzer setting forth that he 
was born in the Province had had no Land granted him 
and was desirous to obtain Land for Cultivation haveing 
a Wife Therefore praying for one hundred and fifty 
Acres in S' Matthew's Parish to adjoin Land of Isaac 
Young Abraham Odam and James Johnson. 



RESOIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 

"NTonfhs from this date and thnt he doth also register the 



JULY, 1768. 527 

said Grant in the Register's office of this 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 Mabley setting forth that 
Mabiiy"for 800 '""^ ^^^^^ '^^^'^ some IMonths in the Province from North 
Acres read Carolina had had no Land Granted him and was desirous 
to obtain Land for Cultivation haveing a Wife Eight 
Children and two Negroes Therefore praying for three 
hundred Acres in S' George's Parish to adjoin Land 
granted Thomas Caudry which the Petitioner had pur- 
chased. 



and 



RESOIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out aGraut for 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 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 Sanders Colson setting forth that 
Petition of \^Q ii^d been Three Years in the Province had had no 

Sanders Colson 

fw-^50 .Acres i^^LTid granted him and was desirous to obtain Land for 

Cultivation haveing a Wife a Child and four Negroes 

Therefore praying for one hundred and fifty Acres at 

and Ogechee to adjoin Land there granted George Upton 

which the Petitioner had purchased. 

RESoevEd 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 register the 
said Grant in the Register's ofifice of this 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. 



528 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of Luther Holwell setting forth that 
LuVh!*"Hoi,veii'^^ lia<^J been near three Years in the Province had had no 
r^ *'*"®^ Land granted him and was desirous to obtain Land for 
Cultivation haveing a Wife Therefore praying for one 
hundred and fifty Acres upon Rocky Comfort about a 
Mile and a half above Land granted Roger Lawson. 



and 



Resol\'Ed That on Condition only 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 this 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 Richard Fitzpatrick setting forth 

F?tzpa?rkk fOT that he had been Eight Years in the Province had had no 

350 Acres re j_^^j-jj granted him and was desirous to obtain Land for 

Cultivation haveing" a Wife and four Children Therefore 

praying for three hundred and fifty Acres in the Fork 

»"•* between Ogechee and Conochee near or to adjoin Land 

of the Widow Butler. 

RksoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, dgth 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 Register's Office of this 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 Gray setting forth that he 
Petition of had becu manv Years in the Province had had no Land 

Thos. Gray for ■' i ■ t i r /-« i 

250 Acres read granted him and was desirous to obtam Land for Cul- 
tivation having a \Y)ie and two Children Therefore 
praying for two hundred and fifty Acres in the Fork be- 
*"*^ tween Ogechee and Conochee near Land there ordered 
Shem Butler. 



JULY, 1768. 529 

Resolved That on Condition only 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 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of this 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 Simon Beckham setting forth that 
Sim. Beckham hc had Ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land in S* 
pass rei.d Paul's Parisli 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. (Joth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's office of this 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 Smith setting forth that he 
Petition of had ordered him two hundred Acres of Land in S' Pauls 

Chas. Smith for „.,,.,,,, r^ 1 t-^- 

Grant to pass Parisli wliich had been Surveyed and returned and a Fiat 

read ^ 

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 
and Grant for the said Land and that the Secretary might 
be ordered to prepare the same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

34 c r— vol 10 



530 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Granted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's office of this Province 
within Six Months from the date thereof that his Maj- 
'Csty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer 
of the said Petition is granted. 

Read a Petition of Wilham Jones setting forth that he 
-Petition of ;' ]-^3(j ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land in 

Wm- Jones for -' 

g^nt tojpassgt Pauls 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 
and Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Secretary 
might be ordered to prepare the same. 

RksoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
iGranted. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's office of this 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 Stephen Heard setting forth that 
Petition of he had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 
for^GranT'^to ill S' Pauls Parish which had been Surveyed and returned 

pass read __. . ' i i i a /-v i 

and a Fiat for the same passed by the Attorney General 
but the Time was elapsed in which the Grant ought to 
have been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstand- 
ing the Lapse of Time he might be permitted to take out 
«"d iiis Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sec- 
retary might be ordered to prepare the same. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

iGranteri. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 

IMonths from this date and that he doth also register the 



JULY, 1768. ' 531 

said Grant in the Register's office of this Province 
within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty- 
may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the 
said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Barnard Heard setting forth that 

Blrn^'^Helrd ^6 had Ordered him Two hundred Acres of Land in S' 

iZa^d *° Pauls 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 

and 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 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's office of this 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 Anderson setting forth that 
Petitionof jno. he had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land 

Anderson for ... 1,^ 1 r r \ j 

Grant to pass m Family Rieht and One hundred and nfty Acres ad- 

read J' t> . • j 1 

joining on Purchase in S'' George's Parish which had been 
surveyed and Plans thereof returned into the Surveyor 
General's Office but the Time was Elapsed in which 
Grants for the same ought to have passed Therefore 
praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of Time he might 
be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grants for the said 
a"d Land and that the Surveyor General might be ordered 
to prepare and Certify Plans thereof for that Purpose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, (jotli takc out 3. Grant for the said Land within Two 



532 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's office of this 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 Abrahami Booth setting forth that 
Abram" Booth ^c had Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S' 
pasa^ead* *° 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 Secre- 
tary 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 and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's office of this 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 John Goode setting forth that he 
johnGoode for had Ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres and three 

Grants to pass . • r->t /~v ' 

read hundrcd Acres of Land both Tracts lynig m S George s 

Parish and the Time was elapsed in which Grants for the 
same ought to 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 Tracts of 
Land and that the Surveyor General might be ordered to 
prepare anid Certify a Plan of the said Two hundred and 
fifty Acres for that Purpose and that the Secretary with 
^""^ whom a Fiat for the said three hundred Acres is Lodged 
might be ordered to prepare the Grant. 



Granted. 



JULY, 1768. 533 

Resolved That on Condition only tliat the Petitioner 
doth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
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 Joseph Humphrys setting forth 
■Petition of Jo. that he had ordered him Two hundred and fifty Acres of 

Humphreys for 

&^^nt to pass L^nd in S* George's Parish which had been surveyed and 
a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor General's Of- 
fice but the Time was elapsed in which a Grant for the 
same ought to have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstand^ the Lapse of Time he might l>e permitted to 
take out his Majesty's Grant for the said Land And that 
and the Surveyor 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 and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this Province 
within six Months from the Date 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 
Petition of G. (^''^) had Ordered him one hundred and fifty Acres of 

Thomas for 

?^d°* *** p^^^Land in S^ George's Parish which had been surv^eyed and 
a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor General's Office 
but the Time was Elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
ought to 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 Surveyor General might be ordered to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that purpose. 



634 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Resoi^ved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Register the- 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this 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 Margaret Johnson setting forth that 
Petition of ghe had ordered her Three hundred Acres of Land in 

Margt. Johnson 

pass^^* *° ^' 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 
ought to have passed Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of Time She 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. 



and 



Resoi^vkd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

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

Months from this Date and that she doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this Province 
within six Months from the Date 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 Large setting forth that he 
Large"for °°' had Ordered him three hundred Acres of Land in S^ 
read George's Parish which had been Surveved and a Plan 

thereof returned into the Surveyor General's Office 
but the Time was elapsed in which a Grant for the 
same ought to have passed Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of Time he might be permittd 
to tal-e 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. 



JULY, 1768. 53^ 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^|q^j^ ^^j^^ ^^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this Province 
within six Months from the Date 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 thnt 
wm.^McKenzie ^""^ ^'^^^ Ordered him five hundred Acres of Land in the: 
i^s^/^'d *° Parish of S' Patrick 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 
ought to 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 Surveyor General might be order ^^^"^ to prepare and 
certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^q^^ ^^]^q q^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this 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 Thomas Hickombottom setting- 
Petition of T. forth that he had had ordered him One hundred and fifty 

Higginbotham -f 

JmsSS"* **' Acres of Land in S' Paul's Parish which had been sur- 
veyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyor 
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 be permitted to take out his Majesty's Grant for 
rtie said Land and that the Surveyor General might be 
"^ ordered to prepare and certify a Plan thereof for that 
purpose. 



636 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

RESOiyVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this Date and that he doth also Register the 
said Grant in the Efegister's Office of this 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 Henry Downes setting forth that 
Hen. rJownes he had three hundred and fifty Acres of Land ordered 
pass read him in S* PauI'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 
ought to 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 
and Surveyor General might be ordered to prepare and certify 
a Plan thereof for that purpose. 

ResoIvVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted ^q^]^ ^^^q q^^j- ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this Province 
within six Months from the Date 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 Leman setting forth that ^^"^ 
Petitionof Jas. had Ordered him Two Tracts of Land containing One 

Leman for • i i • i i i i 

Grants to pass hundred Acrcs Each in S Mary s Parish which had been 
sun^eyed and Plans returned into the Surveyor General's 
Office but the Time was elapsed wherein Grants for the 
same ought to 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 tracts of Land 
and and that the Surveyor General might be ordered to pre- 
pare and certify a Plan thereof for that purpose. 



read 



JULY, 1768. 537 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
■Granted, ^^^j^ ^^j^,^ ^^^^ ^ Grant for the said Land within Two 

Months from this Date and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this 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 Cuthbert and Alexander 
Execrs"o°/Geo. I"g"lis Executors of the last Will andTestament of George 
^''^ter* Grant Cuthbert deceased setting forth that the said GeorgeCuth- 
bert in his Life time purchased a Tract of Land upon 
Savannah River of Frederick Augustin in whose Name a 
Grant for the same passed in the Year 1761. That the 
said Grant by Neglect had not been entered in the Reg- 
ister's and Auditor's Offices Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of Time, the register may be 
ordered to Receive & Record the said Grant in his Office. 



Granted. 



Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
granted and that the Register do receive and record the 
said Grant accordingly. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Gibbons setting forth that 

G?biiJns °ior°' ^^^ ^^^^ obtained a W^arrant for laying out five hundred 

re^ ^'^"^* Acres on the South side of Satilla River which Warrant 

was expired in its Term unexecuted Therefore praying 

that the Surveyor General might be enabled and ordered 

and to Issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that the Land 

prayed for might be surveyed. 

Resolved That the prayer of the said Petition is 
Granted, granted and that the Surveyor general do issue a new 
Precept accordingly. 

Read a Petition of Lachlan Mackintosh setting forth 
McGHUhTay for that iu February 1767 he obtained a Warrant for five 
reced.: hundred Acres of Land to be laid out on the South side 



538 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

of Cathead Creek which Warrant was executed in May 
following but the Survey had not been returned into the 
Surveyor General's Ofifice Therefore praying that not- 
withstanding the Lapse of Time the Surveyor General 
might be directed and ordered to receive the said Survey 
and certify a Plan thereof in order that his Majesty's 
Grant might pass to him for 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 and that he doth also register the 
said Grant in the Register's Office of this 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 Powell setting forth that he 

wm^Pow^eH for ^^^^ ^^^^^ Land granted him in Family Right and was 

purch^'read <^lesirous to obtain a Piece of Lance ^^''^^ whereon to put 

a Stock of Cattle Therefore praying for on Purchase two 

hundred Acres on the South Side great Ogechee on a 

Creek about five Miles below the Indian Line to include 

One hundred and fifty Acres there laid out for one Shef- 

and fard and elapsed in respect of the Time wherein a Grant 

for the same ought to have been taken out. 

Rejected. ResoevEd That the Said Petition be rejected. 

His Excellency acquainted the Board that M' Carr the 
Opinion of Collector at Sunbury had wrote to him respecting the 
ing the secu- Sccurity whicli the Commissioners of the Customs at 

rity proposed 

l'ectOTof'°sun- Boston had required of him, to be given for the due Ex- 
bury, ecution of his Office whom they expected should be per- 
sons that his Excellency could certify to be of sufficient 
Ability ; That M"" Carr had nominated two Persons Viz' 
Button Gwinnett and Samuel Miller for that Purpose 
desiring his Excellency's Approbation : The Board were 



JULY, 1768. 539- 

of Opinion that the Persons nominated by M"" Carr were 
of sufficient Ability. 

His Excellency the Governoiir signed the following 
Grants Viz' 

Grante Bi»ned. 'I^o Davis Austin 100 Acres 
Drury Austin 100 Acres 
Paul Austin 100 Acres 
John Knobelock 100 Acres )■ In S' George's Parish, 
Owen O Daniel (Purchase) 

1 000 Acres 
Owen O Daniel 150 Acres 

Hugh Clark 190 Acres ] 

Abraham Sarzedas 500 Acres [ In S' Mary's Parish 

John Simpson 700 Acres J 

John Stacey 300 Acres ] 

His Excellency fioo Acres !► In S' Andrew's Parish 

James Wright^ | 

Esq'' [44 AcresJ 

Peter Blyth 400 Acres in S' Matthew's Parish 

Sherwood Bugg 50 Acres In S* Paul's Parish.- 

Donald Forbes (Bounty) . . . .200 Acres In S' Jame's 
Parish 

James Maxwell Jun^ .690 Acres In S' John's Parish 



MO GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

GEORGIA At a Council held in in (^'=> the Council 
Chamber at Savannah on Monday the 25*'' 
July 1768 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq"" 

f James Habersham 
I Noble Jones 
The Hon^"' ^ Grey Elliott [ Esq' 

Lewis Johnson 

John Graham 

James Read 

His Excellency acquainted the Board he had received 
Resolution of InfoTmation that the Brisfantine Gambia John Keast 

Council touch- "-^ •' 

frfm^A^rfca^^ Mastcr who arrived at Tybee on Saturday last with Ne- 
Pox^on^^oS groes from the Coast of Africa was infected with the 
Small Pox ; and desired the advice of the Board thereon 
in pursuance of and agreeable to the several Acts of the 
general Assembly now in force and in such Cases pro- 
vided : upon which the Board unanimously advised his 
Excellency to give the following Orders Viz*. 

That the said Vessel be carried into, and moored in, 
Tybee Creek and together with the Slaves and Persons 
therein do remain there at least Forty Days after the last 
Person infected shall have recovered ; and that the Slaves 
and Persons put on Shore be prohibited and restrained 
from going beyond the Marsh on Tybee, which divides 
the Public Land from the other part of the Island; and 
that the Master be strictly enjoined that such Slaves or 
Persons who may die on Board or on shore during the 
Quarantine be buried in some convenient place on the 
public Land at least five Feet beneath the Surface: and 
that no Person or Persons whatever be permitted to go 



! JULY, 1768. 541 

on Board the said Vessel, or to the Lazaretto, or Keeper's 
house or to land within the Space or limits above de- 
scribed under the pain of being obliged to remain and 
to perform the same Quarantine as the said Vessel and 
the Slaves and Persons therein shall perform and also 
of the Penalties by Law in such Cases inflicted : That 
all Provisions and Necessarys that ma}^ be wanted by 
the said Vessel Slaves and Persons therein and on shore 
be landed at the Oyster Bank below the Lazaretto ; and 
that when any Boat shall be sent down therewith that the 
Commanding Officer at Fort George be directed to ap- 
point a proper Person to go with such Boat with Orders 
to prevent any Person therein from Landing or haveing 
any intercourse with those on Shore; and that the com- 
manding Officer at Fort George the Commander of the 
Scout Boat and the Keeper of the Lazaretto be appointed 
to enforce these Orders pursuant to the Ouarantine Act. 
M'' Graham to whom the above Vessel is consigned 
applied to his Excellency for permission to have such 
Slaves and Persons on Board the same inoculated as 
should appear necessary in order that the Difficulties & 
Inconveniencies of a long Ouarantine and the DanQ-er 
and the Dager ^"'"^ of spreading the disorder may be^the 
more easily avoided : His Excellency requiring the Opin- 
ion of the Board thereon they unanimously advised to 
permit such Inoculation should it appear necessary. 

And it appearing that the Snow Fortune Captain Baird 
with 'Negroes from the Coast of Africa was also arrived 
at Tybee and as the Persons infected would occupy the 
Lazaretto and thereby render it impracticable to Land 
and Air the Slaves on Board the said Vessel as by Law 
required:' the Board advised his Excellency to give 
Directions that the said Slaves should be Landed and 
Aired on the East End of Cockspur Island. 



542 • GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

GEORGIA At a Council held at the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Tuesday the 2'^ Aug' 1768 

Present 



f James Habersham 
I Noble Jones 
The Hon'''^^ Jonathan Bryan 
I Grey Elliott 
I James Read 
[ John Graham 



Esq"- 



and 



Read a Petition of Miles Brewton setting- forth he 
Mu*es'°Brewton had had two thousaud five hundred Acres of Land grant- 
read "^ ed him and was desirous to obtain an additional Tract, 
having seventy Negroes in the Province Therefore pray- 
ing for four hundred Acres of Pine Land in S* Matthew's 
Parish to adjoin or near Land this Day ordered Arthur 
Middleton. 

Re;soIvVEd 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 register 
the said Grant in the register's Office in 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 Arthur Middleton setting forth that 
Petition of A. he had purchased Land in this Province upon Argyle 
4C0 Acres read jgi^i-i(-j j^i-,(-| -^y^g dcsirous to obtain some Pine Land for 
Plantation Use having thirty Negroes in the Province 
Therefore praying for four hundred Acres of Pine Land 
sad in S* ]\Iatthew's Parish to adjoin or near Land there or- 
dered Benjamin Stirk. 

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



AUGUST, 1768. 543 

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 Archibald Bulloch setting forth that 
Petition of he had had no Land granted him and was desirous to 

Arch. Bulloch ° 

reld^'^°*'^"^^^^^^tain Land for Cultivation having a Wife a Child and 

sixteen Negroes Therefore praying for one thousand 

and Acres in S' John's Parish at a Place called Tayler's Creek 

on little Conochee within three Miles of Land of William 

Taylor. 

ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Grante<'. ^-j^^j^ ^^y.^ ^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 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 William Deveaux setting forth that 
wm^^D'eVeaux ^"i^ ^^^"^ comc to scttlc in this Proviucc and was desirous 
r^d^^°° ^"""^^ to obtain Land for Cultivation having had none granted 
him and having a Wife two Children and twenty five 
Slaves in the Province Therefore praying for fifteen hun- 
dred Acres in S' John's Parish at a Place called Tayler's 
^"•^ Creek or little Coonoche to adjoin Land this Day order'd 
Archibald Bullock 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted.' ^Qth take out a Grant for the said Land Avithin 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. 



644 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Read a Petition of David Brydie setting forth that he 
Dlvd^Bmiie h^d been some years in the Proivince had had no Land 
read granted him and was desirous to obtain Land for Culti- 

vation having eight Negroes Therefore praying for five 
an«* hundred Acres in the Parish of S'' John near Land there 
granted John Mitchell 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted. 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 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 Grey Elliott and John Gordon set- 
Hott'& Gordra" ^^^S forth that they had before applied for and obtained 
Purcw^^'^^five hundred Acres of Pine Land on North Newport sup- 
posing no more was then vacant, but finding that there 
was yet a Quantity remaining Therefore praying for on 
Purchase one thousand Acres of Pine Land to adjoin the 
Tract there before ordered them for the Use of a Saw 
Mill 



and 



ResoIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petition- 
Granted, ers do take out a. Grant for the said Land within Seven 
Months from this date arid that they do alsoi register 
the said Grant in the register's Office in 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 Stephen Millen setting forth that 
Petition of hc had scvcu hundred Acres oi Land granted him and 

Steph. Millen . . i,-- , n\ iir-r 

for 300 Acres \vas dcsirous to obtaiu an additional Tract having a VViie 

read 

three Children and thirty Negroes Therefore praying for 
three hundred Acres on the South Side of Great Ogechee 



AUGUST, 1768. 



545 



end 



about four Miles above a Place called Eattpn's Gardens 
to adjoin a like Quantity of Land there ordered him at 
the last Board 



Granted. 



Petition of 
Ben. Andrew 
for 400 Acres 
read 



and 



ResoIvVEd 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 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 Benjamin Andrew setting forth that 
he had lately ordered him four hundred Acres of Land 
at Newport which on going to survey was found not suit- 
able Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof four hundred 
Acres on a Branch of Newport to adjoin Land of Lydia 
Saunders and John Stevens and to be laid out in an 
Oblone. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitionev 
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 this Prov- 
ince within Six Months from the date thereof that his 
Majesty may not 1>e defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted but the Land to be 
laid out agreeable to the general Instructions given by the 
Surveyor General to his Deputies. 



Read a Petition of James Butler setting forth that at 
Petition of jas. the last Board he petitioned for two Tracts of Land of 

Butler for 400 . 

Acres read SIX hundred and four Acres in S* Philip's Parish the first 
of which said Tracts was ordered him but the four hun- 
dred Acre Tract was postponed it not being sufficiently 
described Therefore praying for four hundred Acres in 

35 e r— Tol 10 



546 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

and S' Philip's Parish to join the six hundred Acres and Land 
of Sarah Boddie and Thomas Camber, 

RESOIvVEd That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^jpth take out a Grant for 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 ; but four hundred 
Acres this Day order'd his Excellency the Governor to be 
first run out. 

Read a Petition of the said James Butler setting forth 

Butier^fo^/lw ^^^^^ "^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ thousand Acres of Land granted 
Acres read |^jj^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ dcsirous to obtain an additional Tract hav- 
ing a wife and thirty two Negroes Therefore praying 
for three hunidred and fifty Acres about six miles South 
and of Coonochee Ford and about a Mile from a Tract of 
three hundred Acres there before ordered him. 

ResoIvVEd 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 this 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 Richard Baker setting forth that he 

Wdh* Bavfr for had lately ordered him three hundred Acres of Land on 

w^ *" a Branch of Newport but on going- to Survey it the same 

was found inconvenient for so large a Tract Therefore 

praying that he might resign the said Warrant and obtain 

a new one for- two hundred Acres at the same place to 

*°** adjoin his own Land and Land there lately ordered 

Hen/y Petty. 



Granted. 



AUGUST, 1768. 547 

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 this 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 Thomas Peacock setting forth tliat 
Thos.'*Peacock he had had Eleven hundred and Seventy Acres of Land 
read Granted him and was desirous to obtain an Additional 

Tract having a Wife three Children and twenty five Ne- 
groes Therefore praying for two hundred Acres in S' 
David's Parish to adjoin Land Granted him on Turtle 
River. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, doth take out 3. Grant for the said Land within seven 
i^.Ionths 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 — 

J\ead a Petition of Benjamin Fox setting forth that he 
Ren*^F"ox"for ^^^^^ ^^^ huudred and fifty Acres of Land granted him in 
300 Acres read family right and was desirous to obtain an additional 
Tract having a Wife three Children and sixteen Negroes 
Therefore praying for three hundred Acres on a Branch 
of little Ogechee to adjoin one hundred and fifty Acres 
there granted him on purchase — the Land prayed for to 
be run in an Oblong. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted. dotli take out 3. Grant for 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- 



and 



548 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 Andrew M'Currie setting forth that 
And. Mccarriehe had had five hundred Acres of Land granted him in 

for 400 Acres . . , , . . , 

road Family Right and was desirous to obtain an additional 

Tract having a Wife Child and fourteen Negroes There- 
fore praying for four hundred Acrts on the South side 
and great Ogechee to adjoin the lower Line of Land there 
laid out for William Jones. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted.: ^oth take out a Grant for 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 — 



Petition of 
Michl. Stutz for 



Read a Petition of Michael Stutz setting forth that he 
had been many Years in this Province had had no Land 
350 & 150 Acres grj-anted him an^l was desirous to obtain Land for Culti- 
vation having a Wife two Children and two Negroes 
Therefore praying for three hundred and fifty Acres on 
a Branch of the Buffelo Swamp on the south side of the 
Alatamaha about three A-Iiles from Lands there granted 
Lewis Mattier to be laid out in an Oblong; and also for 
One hundred and fifty Acres on Purchase on the same 
and Swamp between the said Mattier's Land and Land laid 
out for the Endowment of a Colledge. 

Resolved 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 register 
the said Grant in the Register's Office of this Prov- 
ince within six Months from the Date thereof that his 



AUGUST, 1768. 649 

Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents Part of 
the Prayer of the said Petition namely three hundred and 
fifty Acres is Granted. 

Read a Petition of Gideon Thomas setting forth that he 
ThomMftfr 260 'i^d been long in the Province had had no Land granted 
Acres read j^j^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ desirous to obtaiu Land for Cultivation 

having a Wife three Children and one Slave Therefore 

and ])raying for two hundred Acres on the South side of 

Buck Head to adjoin Land there granted Nathan Hooker. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Grafted ^^^j^ ^^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 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 Joseph Maddox setting forth that 
M^ddoxfOT 2o6he was one of the Families of the Quakers lately settled 
crea rea -^ ^j^.^ Proviuce and was desirous to obtain a piece of 
Land for the Conveniency of building a Grist Mill There- 
fore praying for two hundred Acres on the North fork of 
■"^ Briar Creek called Sweet Water about a Mile from the 
upper Creek Path he having a Wife & Children. 

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 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 John Alartin Griener setting forth 
Martin for 150 that he had some time since two hundred and fifty Acres 
Acres read of Land Ordered him in S* George's Parish adjoin- 



550 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



ing Land of Nicholas Fisher That before the Sur- 
vey made he settled thereon and improved the same 
but when the Surveyor laid it out the Quantity 
was not sufficient to include his improvement There- 
fore praying for one hundred and fifty Acres on 
Purchase in S*' George's Parish aforesaid to adjoin 
the said two hundred and fifty Acres before or- 
dered him that he miglit take in the improvements he had 
there made. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 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 — 



Petition of 
Abram. Bird 
for 150 Acres 
read 



and 



Read a Petition of Abraham Bird setting forth that 
he had been many Years in the Province and had had no 
Land granted him in Family Right and was desirous to 
obtain a piece for Cultivation having two Negroes There- 
foi'e praying for One hundred and fifty Acres on great 
Ogechee about four miles above a place called Eatton's 
Gardens and to adjoin Land there ordered Josias 
Dickson. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, 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 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 John Mann setting forth that he 



AUGUST, 1768. .551 

Petition of ^'^^^^ ^""^^^ Land granted him in Family Right and was de- 

fw aSs" ^"^ sirous to obtain an additional Tract for the benefit of a 

urc .rea gtock of Cattle Therefore praying' for on Purchase One 

hundred and fifty Acres for a Cowpen on the South Side 

and Great Ogechee in S' Philip's Parish near Land there 

g"ranted Nicholas Cavenah 

Rf.solvcd 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 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 Rol>ert Morgan setting forth that 

Robt" Moian ^e was lately come into the Province from North Carolina 

r^ "^ had had no Land granted him and was desirous to obtain 

Land for Cultivation having a Wife and two Children 

Therefore praying for two hundred and fifty Acres on 

and Ogechee at a Branch called the cool spring about two 

Miles from Land granted David Cavenah. 



Granted. 



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 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 Christopher Hinds setting forth that 

chrisr" nfnds ^c had been nine Years in the Province had had no Land 

reU "^° granted him and was desirous to obtain a piece of Land 

for Cultivation Therefore praying for fifty Acres at Eb- 

and enezer to adjoin Land of Christian Ral>enhurst, John 

Fieri, Sebastian Fetzer and George Snider. 



S52 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Re:soIvVEd That on Condition only 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 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 Blassingame Hervey setting forth 
Petitioncf fj^^^ j^g j-jg^^^ been six weeks in the Province had had no 

Blass. Hervey 

IZl^^ ^^^^^ Land granted him and was desirous to obtain a piece of 

Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for one hundred 

Acres on the South side of Buck Head in S' George's 

and Parish about half a Mile from Land of John Thomas 

Senior. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, ^q^^i take out B. Grant for 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 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 Gresham setting forth that 
Petition of Jo. he had bceu two Years in the Province had had no Land 

Gresham for . i • t j r /~* i • 

200 Acrts read granted hmi and was desn^ous to obtani Land for Lulti- 
\'ation haveing a Wife a Child and three Slaves There- 
fore praying for two hundred Acres in S' George's 
Parish to adjoin Land granted John Waters which Peti- 
""'"^ ■ tioner had purchased and lived on anrl Land granted 
Phillip Alston and Roger Kelsal 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 

Granted, doth takc out a Grant for the said Land within seven 

Monihs from this Date and that he doth also register 

the said Grant in the Resfister's Office of this Prov- 



AUGUST, 1768. 553 

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 W'ilHam Pilsher setting forth that 
Petitionof hc had been some Months in the Province had had no 

Wm. Pilsbe; 

Itld^ ^"''^ Land granted him and was desirous to obtain Land for 
Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres on 
""** a Branch of M^'Beans Swamp in S' George's Parish to 
adjoin Land there ordered Wilham Davis. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted (]oth take out a Grant for 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 John Asbell setting forth that he 

.Tohn'Albiiifor ■J^^'^'i'^^*^ ^ Warrant for laying out to him on his Maj- 

200 Acres read ^g^y's Bouuty, two hundred Acres of Land on S' Simons 

Island as a reduced non-commissioned Oifficer ; which 

Land was not found Vacant Therefore praying for Two 

^"<^ hundred Acres on the East ]\Iarsh of Frederica near Land 

there ordered Donald Mackay deceased. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Grantfd. doth take out a Grant for the said Land within seven 
Months from this Date and that he doth also register 
the said Grant in tlie 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 Joseph Maddox setting forth that 



654 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Petition of Jo. ^^^ Quaker Familys lately settled in this Province were 

half o°Ahe^^" desirous to obtain a piece of Land whereon to Settle a 

Stock of Cattle Therefore praying for two hundred Acres 

upon the North Fork of Briar Creek about a Mile above 

^"^^ Land this day ordered him whereon to erect a Grist 

Mill. 



Granted . 



and 



Resoi^ved That on Condition that a Grant be taken 
out for the said Land within seven Months from this 
Date and that the said Grant be registered in the Regis- 
ter's Office of this Province within six 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 their giving directions in whose name the Grant is to 
pass. 

Read a Petition of James Watson setting forth that he 

Petition of Jas. ,.^ 

Watson for 200 had been Two^ Years in the Province had had no Land 

Acres read 

granted him and was desirous to obtain a piece for Cul- 
tivation Therefore praying for a Vacant Piece at Rocky 
Creek in S' George's Parish containing not more than 
two hundred Acres and lying between Land there ordered 
Moses Cressup and William Downey. 

RiiSOLVKD That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
100 Acrs. doth take out a Grant for the. said Land within seven 

srranted on 

bond. 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 Part 
of the Prayer of the said Petition namely One hundred 
Acres granted on his first producing a Certificate of his 
Character. 

Read a Petition of Loveless Savage setting forth that 
w'^'savige be had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S* 
pa'ss /4d ° Paul's Parish which had been surveved and returned 



AUGUST, 1768. 556 

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 notwithstand- 
ing the Lapse of Time he might be permitted to take out 
and his Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Sec- 
retary might be ordered to prepare the same. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted, cloth take out a Grant for the said Land within Two 
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 Charles Anderson setting forth that 
Petition of he had ordered him four hundred Acres of Land in S' 

Chas. Anderson 

for Grant to Paul's Parish which had been surveyed and returned and 

pass read ' -^ 

a Fiat for the Same passed by the Attorney general but 
the Time was elapsed in which the Grant ought to have 
been taken out Therefore praying that notwithstanding 
the Lapse of Time he might be permitted to take out his 
and 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 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof that 
his Majesty may not l:>e defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
Praver of the said Petition is granted — 



Read a Petition of James Weston setting forth that he 
Petition of had ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S' 

James Weston 

PMs^r^* ^ Matthew's Parish which had been surv^eyed and a Plan 
thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Oflfice but 



556 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

the Time was elapsed in which a Grant for the same 
ought to 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. 



and 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted ^q^|^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^ Q^^^^ ^^^ ^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 therepf that 
his Majesty may not he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Lachlan M^Gillivray setting forth 
Petition of L. that uiauy Years since he and John Spencer deceased had 
Grant to pass Ordered them jointly three hundred Acres of Land at 
Sogg}^ Gut in S' George's Parish for the use of a Cowpen 
which they Accordingly Settled That on the Death of 
the said Spencer a Caveat was entred by his Heir at Law 
Against a Grant for the said Land passing to the Peti- 
tioner: On the hearing of which Caveat in March 1763 
the Board thouglit fit to order a Moiety of the said Tract 
to the Petitioner and the other Moiety to the said Spen- 
cer's Heir but his Majesty's Grants for the Premisses had 
not passed nor had the said Tract been divided That the 
Petitioner from that Time hitherto had been seated on 
and continued in the Improvement of a Moiety of the said 
Tract of Land being that part thereof which lay next to 
Boggy Gut aforesaid Therefore praying that notwith- 
standing the Lapse of Time a Grant for One hundred and 
fifty Acres being his Part of the said Tract (to include the 
Improvements thereon) lying next to Bogg}'' Gut afore- 
said niight be ordered to pass to and in the Name of John 



and 



AUGUST, 1768. 



657 



Mann to whoin the Petitioner had disposed thereof And 
that the Surveyer general might also cause a Division 
Line to be run. 



Resolved That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
Granted dotli 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 Francis Macartan and Martin 
Petition of Campbell setting forth that they poirchased from John 

Macartan & 

Campbell for Fitch dcceascd and Ann his Wife a Town Lot in Augusta 

Grant to pesb ^ _ 

read Numbcr seven as by the Conveyance on Record might 

appear: which Lot in the Plan of Township was called 
Bryan Kelly's but no Grant had passed for the same 
Therefore praying that notwithstanding the Lapse of 
Time his Majesty's Grant for the said Lot might be 
ordered to pass in their Name And that the Surveyer 
and general might be ordered to prepare a Certificate for that 
Puqoose. 

Resolved That on Condition only that the Petition- 
Granted ers do take out a 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 they do also Regis- 
ter the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said 
Province within Six Months from the date thereof the 
Prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Robert Baillie setting forth that he 
Petition of had ordered him One hundred and fifty Acres of Land in 

Robt Baillie , . . 

for Grant to gt Ancb'cw's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan 

pass read -^ 

thereof returned into the Surveyer general's Office but 



558 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

the Time was elapsed in which a Grant for the Same 
ought to 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 

Resolvkd 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 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 P.ents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of Jean Penshear setting forth that he 
petitiunof jno. had Ordered him One hundred Acres of Land in S^ An- 

Penshear for 

Grant to pass drew's Parish which had been surveyed and a Plan there- 
read -^ 

of returned into the Surveyer 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 be permitted to take out his 
Majesty's Grant for the said Land and that the Surveyer 
ani general might be ordered to prepare and certify a Plan 
tliereof for that purpose. 

RESOLVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner 
-Granted dotli 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 he defrauded of his Quit Rents the 
prayer of the said Petition is granted — 

Read a Petition of W^ilham Kilgore setting forth that 



AUGUST, 1768. 669 

Petition of lie Obtained a Warrant for laying out two hundred Acres 
fornew^Pre- of Land on Savannah River at the Mouth of great 
Kioka Creek which Warrant was expired in its Term 
and no Survey made Therefore praying that the Sun^eyer 
general might 1d€ enabled and ordered to issue a new 
Precept upon the said Warrant that the Land so ordered 
him might be laid out. 



and 



Granted. 



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

Read a Petition of Abraham and Israel Bird setting 
Petition of A. fortli that they had ordered them four hundred Acres 

& I. Bird for 

Grant to pass of Land ou PurcliHse in S' Philip's Parish which had been 

read ^ 

surveyed and a Plan thereof returned into the Surveyer 

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 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. 



and 



RESOi^vKd That on Condition only that the Petition- 
Grante<i. ers dotli 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 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 Alice Mackay Widow setting forth 
Petition of that she Obtained a Warrant for surveying two hundred 
for*" Grant to^ and fiftv Acrcs of Land on M'^Bean's Swamp which 

pass read "" _, . j 

through Neglect of the Deputy Surveyer was expired 



560 



GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



and 



Granted. 



in its Term and the Land not laid out Therefore praying 
that the Surveyer general might be enabled and ordered 
to issue a new Precept on the said Warrant that the Land 
might be surveyed. 

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 Joseph Farley setting forth that he 
Petition of Jo. had been some Time in the Province and was desirous to 

Farley for 1000 

settle therein and Obtain Lands for Cultivation having 
none yet granted him Therefore praying for on Purchase 
One thousand Acres near Augustin's Swamp in Christ's 
Church Parish between Lands of the Rev*^ John Joachim 
Zubly James Muter and Alexander Wylly: which Tract 
was ordered in 1763 to John Wereat but no Grant had 
been taken out for the Same. 



Acres Purch. 
read 



and 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed untill the said John Wereat be 
heard thereon. 



Petition of 
John Wereat 
for Grant to 
pass read 



and 



Postponed. 



Read a Petition of John Wereat setting forth that he 
had ordered him One thousand Acres of Land near Au- 
gustin's Swamp in Christ Church Parish whereon he had 
made a considerable Settlement but through a Blunder 
made in the Surv^ey the Grant for the same had been 
omitted to be taken out 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 b,e ordered to prepare and and 
^^'•^^ certify a Plan thereof for that Purpose. 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed until M"" Joseph Farley is heard 
thereon. 



AUGUST, 1768. 661 

Read a Petilicjii uf George Baillie setting- forth that he 
Geo.*^Baiuie ^I'l^J Ordered him in Fannly Riglit and on Purchase seven 
fore granted hundred and fifty Acres of Land on the north side great 
Satilla which had been surveyed and his Majesty's Grants 
jmssed for the Same That by an accurate Siirvey lately 
made of the Lands laid out in that Part it was found 
that the aforesaid Seven hundred and fifty Acres were in- 
cluded in a larger Tract there surveyed and said to be 
granted in Carolina to James Parsons : so that the Peti- 
tioner in fact had no Land granted him and was possessed 
of more than Twenty Negroes Therefore praying for one 
thousand Acres on the north side of great Satilla afore- 
said between the Lines of Land there ordered John 
Wereat and Lands said to be granted in Carolina to Jon- 
athan Belton and the said James Parsons. 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed. 



read 



Read a Petition of Edward Barnard setting forth that 
Petition of he had Eighteen hundred and fifty Acres of Land o-ranted 

Edwd. Barnard 1 • , 

for^iooo Acres hun and was desirous to Obtain an additional Tract 
having a Wife three Children and fifty Six Negroes 
Therefore praying for one thousand Acres being two 
Tracts of five hundred acres Each on great Satilla River 
and reserved in 1766 for one James Rogers for twelve 
Months. 



Rejected. 



Ordered That said Petition be rejected the Land 
lirayed for being supposed to be already granted. 



Read a Petition of Alexander M'Donald setting forth 

iSVcDon- ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ "^"y y^^s in the Province had had one 

Acres' i^ead hiuidrcd and fifty Acres of Land granted him and was 

desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife 

and a Child Therefore praying for fifty Acres to adjoin 

and Land of John Gray deceased where Roderic MXeod 

formerly lived. 



5G2 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 



Postponed. 



Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Petition be postponed until it appears v/hether he has 
settled the Land before granted hiir. 



Read a Petition of John Gibbons setting forth that he 
Petitionofjno. lately had ordered him five hundred Acres of Land at 

Gibbons for 500 •' 

Acres read Satilla which ou going to survey was found not to be 
vacant Therefore praying for in Lieu thereof five hun- 
dred Acres upon a Branch of Saddle Swamp on the 
and South side great Ogechee near Land lately ordered 
James Cherry. 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Postponed. Petition be postponed the Land not being sufificiently 
described and least the same should be too near the 
Boundar}^ Line. 

Read a Petition of John Eatton Le Conte setting forth 
Petition of J. that he had been many Years in the Province had had 

B. LeConte for •' 

300 Acres read ^^ Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain Land 
having thirty five Negroes Therefore praying- for three 
hundred Acres on the South side great Ogechee in S' 
Philip's Parish for the Conveniency of a Reservoir of 
Water; to run South along a Tract of Land at the last 
Board ordered; James Butler and to adjoin a Tract here- 
*"•* tofore granted Thomas Camber which the Petitioner 
had purchased and cultivated. 

Rejected. OrdErEd That the said Petition be rejected. 

Read a Petition of Elizabeth Butler Widow setting 

E?fi*^*Butfer fo^'^h that shc had many Negroes for whom she had 

x^*''^ '^*"^*^ Obtained no Land and was desirous to Obtain a further 

Grant of Land Therefore praying for four hundred Acres 

in S' Philip's Parish to adjoin Land granted her de- 

and ceased husband and Land of Sarah Boddie to be laid out 

in an Oblong for a Reservoir o<i Water. 

Rejected. OrderEd That the said Petition be rejected. 



Petition of 



AUGUST, 1768. 563 

Read a Petition of David Murray setting forth that 

Dl""Murray hc had OHe thousaiid Acres of Land granted him and 

read was posscsscd of a Family consisting of a Wife two 

Children and forty Slaves Therefore praying" for twelve 

hundred Acres on the South side Todd's Creek Satilla 

and River near Land O'f Roger Kelsall and to adjoin Land 

of William Saunders. 

Rejected. OrdkrEd That the said Petition be rejected. 

His Excellency the Governour set forth to the Board 
3400 Acres of that he had two hundred and ninetv five Neefroes in the 

Land Granted -' ^ 

to his Exceiiy. Provincc and had taken up only Seven thousand seven 
hundred and seventy five Acres of Land And made Ap- 
plication ior the fo'llowing Tracts, namely, for four 
hundred Acres of Pine Land on the South side of great 
Ogechee to adjoin partly on the Widow Butler's and 
James Butler's Land and about three Miles from the 
Land his Excellency purchased of Elisha Butler. 

Also for One thousand Acres on great Satilla River 
heretofore reserved for Captain Fanshaw. 

Also for two Thousand Acres in two Tracts at or near 
a Creek called Rock}^ Comfort within three Miles of 
Land settled by Thomas Irwin. 

Resolved That the several Tracts of Land be ac- 
cordingly surveyed for and granted to his Excellency 
the Governour. 

Whereas at a Council held on the fifth Day of April 
Grant of Gar- last Lachlau M^'Gillivray Esq"" did petition for a Garden 

den Lot Num- -^ ^ '■ 

ber 42 ordered Lot Numbcr forty two West of Savannah which was at 

to Lach. Mc- -^ 

Guiivray. f|^g g^j^^ Board accordingly ordered him as vacant Lot : 
whereupon Alexander Wylly in Behalf of and as Guar- 
dian to Ann Cary a Minor did enter a Caveat against a 



564 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Grant passing to the said Lachlan ^rGillivray for the 
said Garden Lot Number forty two claiming the same as 
the Property of the said Ann Gary : which Caveat came 
on this Day to be determined both Parties attending, 
and being fully heard thereon And the Grant under 
which the said Ann Carry claimed being produced at the 
Board, it appeared that the Garden Lot therein mention- 
ed is described by Number fifty and not Number forty 
two; nor was there any satisfactory Proof given in 
Support of the said Ann Carry's Claim tO' the said Lot 
Number forty two It is therefore ordered that a Grant 
for the said Garden Lot forty twO' Do pass to and in the 
Name of the said Lachlan M^Gillivray as before orayed 
for And that the Surveyer general do prepare and give 
a Certificate thereof for that Purpose. 

Whereas the Brigantine Gambia John Keast Master 
Leave given to ^vhich lately arrived at Tybee with Negroes from the 

Inoculate on -' j & 

Gambia"^ Coast of Afoca, being infected with the Small Pox, M' 
John Graham, to- whom the said Vessel is consigned did 
apply tO' his Excellency the Governour in Council on the 
25'^ July last for Permission tO' inoculate such Slaves 
and Persons on Board the said Vessel as should appear 
necessary in Order that the Inconveniencies of a long 
Quarantain and the Danger of Spreading the disorder 
might the more easily be avoided It is this Day ordered 
that Leave be given to' the Master oi the said Vessel to 
inoculate all such Slaves and other Persons on Board 
the same or belonging" thereto as he shall think Expe- 
dient And that a Proclamation do issue tO' notify the 
same. 



to issue. 



Proclamation OrderEd That the Secretary do prepare such Proc- 
lamation accordingly. 

Ordered That M'' Graham be at Liberty to send 



AUGUST, 1768. 566 

Ship carpen- fl^w" to Tybcc ^'""^ Ship Carpenters in Order to repair 
B^rd^^upon'' the Brigantinc Gaml^ia : the Persons so sent down to be 

Condition Ac. c> l • ,- 1 /~\ i -. ^r 

bubject to pertorm the same Quarantani as the Master 

and Persons now on Board are or liereafter may be 
subjected to. 

Plis Excellency the GoYernour signed the following 
Grants viz 



Grants signed. To Johti Jacob Kieffer .... 200 Acres] 

John Niess 150 Acres}- 

Solomon Shrimph 100 AcresJ 



In S' Matthews 
Parish 



T , K ■, (150 Acres ] 

ohn Anderson, i z. \ r, ^ \ 

•' 1 1^0 Acres Furch j ^, 

T^i,„ o A In S 



George's 



Parish. 



In S' Paul's 
Parish 



John Burney 1 50 Acres [ 

John Howell Sen"" . 1 50 Acres Purch' j 
John Mann 150 AcresJ 

Abram Booth 1 00 Acres 

LeRoy Hammond 250 Acres 

Thomas Higginbottom . ... 150 Acres 

Stephen Heard 150 Acres 

Barnard Heard 200 Acres}- 

William Jones 150 Acres | 

Francis Macartan ] | 

& ^Lot in Augusta I 

Martin Campbell J ' J 

Charles Smith 200 Acres) ^ of i-, i- t-. •, 

George Upton 150 Acres} ^" ^ Paul s Parish 

Matthias Ash. . . . 250 Acres In S' Philip's Parish. 

Thomas Goldsmith (Bounty) . . . .2700 Acres In S' 
Mary's & S' Thomas's Par^ 

Noble Wimberly Jones a Town Lot] j r\ ■ t^ 
c« 1 I tn v-Urist 

m bavannah V^. , p . . 

Mordecai Sheftall 300 AcresJ 



566 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

Grants signed To Johii A'PLcan 500 Acrcs In S' Thomas's Parish. 

Nicholas Nielson..350 Acres In S' James's Parish. 
Thomas Siinivant.400 Acres In S' Andrew's Parish. 



GEORGIA At a Council held in the Council Chamber 
at Savannah on Saturday the 3^ September 
1768 

Present 

His Excellency James Wright Esq'' 

I James Habersham ] 
I Noble Jones j 

The Hon'^'^ \ James Mackay \ Esq^^ 

I Grey Elliott 
[ James Read 

Tv^n^-11- -> fThe Talk of Emisteseeeroe one 
Lachlan^M^Gilhvray I ^- the principal Head Men of 
Esq^ Interpreter $ |^^^ ^^.^^^ Countrey. 

After being told that his Excellency was come with 
Indian Talk, his belovcd Mcu to hear all he had to say, Emisteseegoe 
said, that whatever Men might propose it depended in- 
tirely upon Providence to perfect it ; — That originally 
all the Lands belonged to their People, but that in Proc- 
ess of Time they became acquainted with the white Peo- 
ple, and that he is glad tO' see them here this Day as 
Brothers — That, however, these Lands being originally 
their Inheritance they are bound to regard them as such, 
but that, whatever might happen, they should always 
pay due Regard to the Treaties luade with the white 
People concerning them, and look on them as their 
Brothers — That they looked upon the Road between the 



SEPTEMBER, 1768. 667 

white People and them as a white Road free from, Bushes 
Stains or other Impediments, and hoped it always would 
remain so, and in tliat Confidence he came now along- it 
— ^That should any Impediment be there, it would, he 
hoped, be no more than what the Wind by blowing 
would remove, and the Whiteness of the Road itself still 
continue — That this was what their Forefathers hoped 
and meant, and what the several Treaties were intended 
to preserve -^ That the white People being skilfull in 
maritime Affairs discovered many Countries unknown 
to them, and among others this also — That they amie 
to their Land and made a Fire there, and the red People 
received them as Brothers and sat at one Fire with them 
— That the Method of the red Peoples travelling is dif- 
ferent from oiirs. they never regarding the length of 
Way when they mean to see their Friends which they 
are now come to do — That therefore he came down in 
a friendly Manner to see the beloved Men of the white 
People who live upon the Coast sensible that an Inter- 
course of that Sort tends to keep up a Remembrance of 
old Treaties — And that he, on that Account, had visited 
the Governour of Pensacola, and presented him vv^ith the 
Tail of a white Eagle— That he then told the Govern- 
our of Pensacola and now repeats it here, (as he looks 
on the white People of Pensacola and here to be all one) 
that he would always use his utmost Endeavours that the 
Road between the white and red People should be kept 
white and they be as Brothers — That the Superintend- 
ant had told him that the great King over the great 
^^'ater looked upon the red People as his Children, that 
he had therefore taken himi by the Hand and by a firm 
linked Chain in Order to hold him fast — That although 
they had no Iron in their Country, yet as a Vine twines 
itself round a young Tree and becomes fastened to it by 
so many Fibres that it could not be loosed, and would 
grow up with it ; so he meant to hold as fast as that, and 



568 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 

hoped these Sentiments would always remain. — That 
the Govemour of Pensacola told him they had borrowed 
a Piece of Ground of them near the Water which he 
wanted to have enlarged, and though it was attended 
with some Difficulty on the Part of the lower and upper 
Creeks, yet he got it done and remembers it still — That 
when that Boundary was settled he hoped the Transac- 
tion of that Day would not be confined to the Knowl- 
edge of the present Generation but would be remem- 
bered by the Posterity of both white and red People ; 
and he hopes that the Trees marked on that Line will 
stand as a great Stone Wall to mark the Partition be- 
tween them, and that not one Tree shall be cut down be- 
yond it — That the Govemour of Pensacola then as- 
sured him that if any white People should inadvertently 
settle beyond their Line he would immediately remove 
them — That he has not in his Way down here observed 
or heard of any Settlements made beyond the Line stipu- 
lated with this Province — ^ That it often happened two 
or three of the head Men of their Nation without any 
general Authority would come down and talk with the 
Governours of the white People and transact Matters 
with them which if the Nation did not agree to they 
would afterwards deny, from whence many Inconvenien- 
cies happened — for his Part, v^'hat he has to say he is 
authorized to do by a general Meeting oi Head Men of 
both upper and lower Creeks — That just before he came 
away he heard a white Man had settled beyond the 
Boundary Line in west Florida ; that he had not Time 
to examine into the Matter but supposes him to be one 
who does not regard the Directions of the beloved Men 
of the white People or the Authority of the Governour 
— That he supposes this will not be the only Time he 
shall be with his Elder Brethren the white People, but 
for fear of being tiresome would conclude for the Pres- 
ent, — On being desired to proceed if not disagreeable 



SEPTEMBER, 1768. 569 

to him, He said the Superintendant told him he was to 
give Talks from the great King to the red People and to 
preserve, if possible, Peace not only between the white 
People and them but among themselves — That he the 
Superintendant was very sorry to find the Choctaws and 
their Nation were at War and destroying one Another, 
but that he could not interfere in