Acording to North Carolina law:
Records from 1770-1785
Bonds Dated 1770s
[June 1775].Isaac Clarke, 13 years old the 3rd of February 1775, bound to
James Arrentz as a barber.
19 June 1775.Thomas, a free Negro, bound for 6 years to Edward Francks as a
15 March 1777.Thomas Lynaugh, 16 years on 22 July 1776, bound to Robert
Burney as a joiner.
15 March 1777.Abigail, a free Negro aged 11 years, bound to Peter Rhem to
learn to spin and house work.
10 December 1777.Valentine Richardson, 16 years next 14th February, bound to
John Stevenson as a silversmith.
13 December 1777.Bond Vail, 16 years on 8 January 1777, bound to William
Tisdale as a silversmith.
15 September 1778.Jeremiah Cullen [Cullin], aged 10 years, bound to John
Martin as a ditcher.
14 March 1778.Robert Gurley, adjudged to be 13 years, bound to Richard Ellis
in the "art of Navigation."
11 June 1778.John Williamson, 16 years the 9th of March last, bound to
Francis Sparrow to the trade of a ship carpenter.
13 June 1778.Solomon Carter, a free Negro boy aged 5 years, bound to Richard
Neale as a cooper.
9 March 1779.Thomas Smith, son of Richard Smith, bound for 10 years to
Thomas Parsons as a blacksmith.
[No bonds found for 1780.]
14 September 1781.John Dunn, orphan of Samuel Reese [Russ?] Dunn, aged 8
years in November last, bound to Jonathan Bailey as a shoemaker.
14 September 1781.Matthew Dunn, orphan of Samuel Russ Dunn, aged 6 years in
January last, bound to Jonathan Bailey as a shoemaker.
13 June 1782.Solomon Carter, aged 12 years, bound to Evan Jones as a cooper.
14 June 1782.Nancy Holland, aged 14 years, bound to Lawrence Demsey as a
14 September 1782.Ann Cutherill, aged 12 years of 2 February last, bound
until 18 to Abraham Vendrick in the business of spinning and weaving.
14 September 1782.Daniel Cutherill, aged 6 years last 6th February, bound to
Amos Squires as a turner.
14 September 1782.Roger Cutherill, aged 10 years last 11th May, bound to
Chosewell Dickson as a cooper.
14 December 1782.Joseph Burney, aged 16 last 13th April, bound to Thomas
Sparrow as a ship carpenter.
14 December 1782.Thomas Mallison, aged 18 years next March, bound to Thomas
Sparrow as a ship carpenter.
14 December 1782.Richard Lewis, aged 10 years next March, bound to Levin
Dickinson as a shoemaker.
13 March 1783.Frederick Banks, aged 10 years, bound to Phillip Turner as a
13 March 1783.George Carter, free Negro boy aged 6 years, bound to Thomas
McLin, Esq., as a cooper.
13 March 1783.John Seavern, aged 15 years, bound to Thomas McLin, Esq., as a
14 March 1783.Robert Hartley, aged [blank], bound to Thomas King as a
14 March 1783.Samuel Smith, aged 16 years last December, bound to Charles
James as a blacksmith.
15 March 1783.Dorcas Messer, aged 10 years, bound to James Taylor as a
seamstress and in housework.
13 June 1783.Curtis Merritt, aged 14 years, bound to James Royall as a
14 June 1783.John Venters, aged 16 years in December last, bound to Abraham
Comron as a sail maker.
10 September 1783.John Gregg, aged 16 years, bound to Isaac Guion as a
12 September 1783.Edward Black, freeborn Negro boy aged 6 years, bound to
Thomas Heath as a shoemaker.
12 September 1783.Hannah Tingle, aged 13 years, bound to James Hollis as a
13 December 1783.George Sparrow, aged 14 years, bound to John Jones as a
13 December 1783.Betty Spellman, free Negro girl aged 4 years next January,
bound to John Tillman for spinning, weaving, and housework.
13 December 1783.George Darby, aged 10 years, bound to Abraham Comron as a
13 December 1783.Shadrach Lindsay, a free mulatto boy aged 10 years, bound
to John Avery as a house carpenter.
13 December 1783.Robert Wallis, aged [blank], bound to James Biddle as a
13 March 1784.Jonathan Carmady, aged 18 years the 13 of February last, bound
to Joseph Clark of New Bern, block maker, as a block maker.
18 December 1784.Hagar Black, a free Negro girl aged 4 years next May, bound
to Mary Heath, widow, "in the necessary Business Incident to House Wifery."
18 December 1784.John Arnell, orphan aged 13 years the 9th July last, bound
to Charles Johnson, shoemaker, as a cordwainer.
18 December 1784.James Moor, orphan aged 8 years, bound to Jacob Johnson as
18 December 1784.Hannah Tingle, orphan aged 14 years in July last, bound to
James Taylor in the business of housewifery.
18 December 1784.William Sawyer, orphan aged 9 years next March, bound to
Sylvester Pendleton, mariner, as a seaman.
16 March 1785.Demsey Justice [also named as Demsey Burgess], orphan aged 13
years, bound to Henry Tillman as a ship carpenter.
19 March 1785.Joshua Drigas, orphan [no age listed], bound to Thomas Clayton
as a blacksmith.
19 March 1785.Steven Lewis, orphan aged 14 years the 12th June next, bond to
Henry Vanderburgh as a mariner.
19 March 1785.William Lavender, orphan aged 11 years, bound to Thomas Davis
as a printer.
19 March 1785.James Ashbury, orphan aged 13 years, bound to David Murdock as
19 March 1785.Peter M.Coy, orphan aged 18 years in May next, bound to James
Sandy as a mariner.
19 March 1785.Nathan Forgason, orphan aged 9 years on 10 April next, bound
to Benjamin Mason as a house carpenter.
19 March 1785.John Hollon, orphan aged 14 years, bound to Andrew Richardson
as a house carpenter.
19 March 1785.Mary Evans, orphan aged 11 years the 2nd June next, bound to
Margaret Hardee in housewifery.
19 March 1785.John Creekman, orphan aged 14 years and 6 months, bound to
Thomas Clayton as a ship carpenter.
18 June 1785.John Accis [?], orphan aged 9 years 6 months, bound to William
Capps as a barber.
18 June 1785.James Muks, orphan aged 14 years, bound to James McManis as a
18 June 1785.Benjamin Bush, orphan aged 10 years the 4th of last March,
bound to Henry Tillman as a ship builder.
18 June 1785.Jesse Fulsher, orphan aged 11 years last November, bound to
Amos Squires as a turner.
12 September 1785.Robert Wallis, orphan aged 16 years, bound to Thomas
Clayton as a ship builder.
12 September 1785.Ann Ward, orphan aged 8 years, bound to James Sandy as a