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Acording to North Carolina law:


Records from 1821-1825

1821

[n.d. but filed in the 1821 folder]."John Hutchinson, a steady sober and
industrious man wishes to have Jane Nichols aged about 14 years bound to
him. Stephn. B. Forbes."

[n.d. but filed in the 1821 folder]."6 years old. Joshua Kinzy the son of
Susanna Kinzy was born July 11th 1821. 5 Years. Jonson Kinzy the son of
Lenorah Kinzy was born January 25th 1822. The above were bound to Saml. S.
Simpson. 12/ paid."

13 March 1821.Willie Daw, an orphan aged 6 years, bound to William Bennett
as a cooper.

13 March 1821.James Daw, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to William Daw as a
cooper.

14 March 1821.Jane Nichols, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to John
Hutchinson as a spinster.

12 June 1821.Mary Crawford, an orphan aged 7 years, bound to Bacchus Simmons
as a spinster.

12 June 1821.Virgil Crawford, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Bacchus
Simmons as a carpenter.

14 June 1821.Lewis Dove, a boy of color aged 11 years, bound to Abraham
Allen as a plaisterer and mason.

14 June 1821.Peter George, an orphan aged 3 years, bound to Peter George as
a cooper.

11 September 1821.Kitty Gaskins, an orphan aged 4 years, bound to Penny
Gaskins as a spinstress.

11 September 1821.William Williams, an orphan aged 5 years and 4 months,
bound to Reuben Calloway as a cooper.

13 September 1821.Jacob Copes, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Robert
Woods as a farmer.

14 September 1821.Elijah Moore, an orphan aged 17 years and 6 months, bound
to Uriah Sandy as a carpenter.

10 December 1821.James Gaskins, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to Nathan
Barrington as a shoemaker.

10 December 1821.Robert Gaskins, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Nathan
Barrington as a shoemaker.

11 December 1821.Amos Cutrell, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to Frederick
P. Latham as a cooper.

11 December 1821.James Banks, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to Charles W.
Ernul as a shoemaker.

12 December 1821.Thomas Delamar, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to John L.
Durand as a tailor.

12 December 1821.Sukey George, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to Robert
Woods as a sempstress.

12 December 1821.Eliza George, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to Robert
Woods as a sempstress.

1822

11 February 1822.William West, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to David B.
Gibson as a cooper.

12 February 1822.Amos Cutrell, an orphan aged 10 years the 10th of September
last, bound to Thomas Tingle as a carpenter.

12 February 1822.Amos Cutrell, an orphan aged 10 years last 10 September,
bound to Thomas Tingle as a carpenter.

12 February 1822.James Cutrell, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to Thomas
Tingle as a carpenter.

14 February 1822.Louisa Wright, an orphan aged 9 years next June, bound to
Jacob Gooding as a spinster. [Accompanying paper reads: "Louisa Wright, a
free mulatto girl will be 9 yrs. Old in June next. Daughter of Jenny Lewis,
decd. Granted till 21 years old. E.C. King, JP."]

27 May 1822."To the sheriff or to any constable of Craven County: Whereas
complaint is made to me on oath by Gabriel M. Rains that on the 25th May
instant in Craven County, Thomas Nelson did abuse & threaten to assault &
strikehim & that he stands in fear of the said Thomas Nelson doing him some
bodily harm; these are therefore to command you to have the said Thomas
Nelson before me or some Justice of said County to be dealt with on said
charge as the law directs. Given under my hand & seal at Newbern this 27th
May 1822. Ed. C. King, JP." [Endorsements on the back read: "Wm. G. Tayler &
Thomas Nelson acknowledge themselves indebted to the state of No. Carolina
in the sum of fifty pounds to be levied of their goods, chattels, lands &
tenements. To be void upon condition that the sd. Thomas Nelson make his
appearance at the next term of Craven County Court on second Monday of
August next to answer the within complaint. Acknowledged before me 27 May
1822. Ed. C. King, JP." "To the jailor of Craven County.Commit to & confine
in your jail the within accused Thomas Nelson until he finds surities for
his appearance at the next County Court. May 27th 1822. Ed. C. King, JP."]

1 August 1822."Mr. Gabriel M. Rains, Take notice that I shall apply to
Craven County Court in August to be discharged from my apprenticeship to you
on these grounds. Vz.: 1st That you have treated me ill in not giving me
proper cloathing & provisions & in placing me at meals after your family as
if I was unworthy of eating at the same table & set me to labor not
belonging to the trade of a cabinet maker. 2ndly That you have not
instructed me properly in the trade of a Cabinet Maker & that from want of
attention and want of skill you cannot properly instruct me. 3rd That you
have permitted your wife falsely to charge me with theft without protecting
me or silenceing her abuse as you ought to have done. Newbern August 1, 1822
John W. Nelson." [Executed by delivering a copy to G.M. Rains, 6th August
1822. TH Daves, Sheriff.]

12 August 1822.Gideon Vendrick, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to Willie M.
Nelson as a cooper.

14 August 1822.Mary York, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to John Parker as a
sempstress.

14 August 1822.Alfred Gatlin, an orphan aged 11 years, bound to Samuel
Bishop as a wheelwright.

15 August 1822.Thomas Jennings, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to Zacheus
Slade as a chairmaker.

15 August 1822.Alfred Kease, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to Thomas Jerkins
as a caulker & seaman. [Accompanying paper reads: "Captain Thomas Jerkins
Master seaman & caulker apprentice a free black boy named Alfred Kease 9 or
10."]

16 August 1822.John W. Nelson, an orphan aged 20 years, bound to Thomas
Nelson as a carpenter.

[November 1822]."Sate of North Carolina. To the Sheriff of Craven County,
Greeting. You are hereby commanded to notify Nathan Chapman, that he
personally be and appear before the Worshipful the Justices of the Court of
Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Craven County at the Court to be held for
Craven County at the Court-house in Newbern on the second Monday in February
next; then and there to show cause if any he has, why the Indentures of
William Herritage son of Betsey Herritage should not be rescinded and said
apprentice bound to some other person. Herein fail not & have you then and
there this writ. Witness James G. Stanly, Clerk of Said Court at Newbern the
second Monday of November A.D. 1822. J.G. Stanly." [Endorsed "executed Thom.
H. Daves, Shff. By John S. Morris, DShff."]

13 November 1822.William Hollis, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to Jacob
Paquinett as a cooper.

13 November 1822.Richard Hill, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to Jacob
Paquinett as a shoemaker.

14 November 1822.Edward Griffith, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to William
Fife as a cart wright.

1823

[frame 1599.an indenture filed in the 1823 folder is unreadable.]

[n.d. but filed in 1823].Jerry Martin.11 years. Dick Martin.7 children of
Eliz. Martin bound to Wm. B. Masters ship carpenter.

10 February 1823.Eli Smith, an orphan aged 8 years, bound to James Saunders
as a bookkeeper.

10 February 1823.John McQuinn, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to William P.
Biddle as a farmer.

11 February 1823.Benjamin White, an orphan aged 8 years, bound to Wiley
Stuart as a blacksmith.

12 February 1823.Alfred Gatlin, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Isaac
Pipkin as a cooper.

12 February 1823.Elijah Copes, an orphan aged 15 years last 25th December,
bound to James Y. Green as a carpenter.

12 February 1823.James Carmady, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to Roger
Jones as a farmer.

12 February 1823.Benajah Cayton [also Caton], an orphan aged 16 years, bound
to Benjamin Brinson as a shoemaker.

13 May 1823.John Peterson, an orphan aged 19 years, bound to Richard N.
Oliver as a cabinetmaker.

14 May 1823.Thomas Norwood, an orphan aged 8 years, bound to James Y. Green
as a taylor.

12 August 1823.James Miller, an orphan aged 11 years, bound to Isaac Pipkin,
Jr., as a cooper.

12 August 1823.Samuel Miller, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to Isaac
Pipkin, Jr., as a cooper.

13 August 1823.Jerry Martin, an orphan aged 11 years, bound to William B.
Masters as a ship carpenter.

13 August 1823.Dick Martin, an orphan aged 7 years, bound to William B.
Masters as a ship carpenter.

14 August 1823.James Williams, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Lucas B.
Herritage as a sail maker.

15 August 1823."Whereas complaint on oath has been made on Oath to me one of
the Justices of the Peace of the County aforesaid, by Nathan L. Chapman that
Betsey Braddocks did on the present day threaten to take the said N.L.
Chapman.s life. These are therefore to command in name of the State to bring
said Betsey Braddock before me or any other Justice of the Peace of this
county to be dealt with as the law directs. Newbern, 15th day of August
1823. Jno. T. Smith. Summons for the state Mary Barget[?]." [Endorsed: The
defendant is found guilty of the within charge & is judged to give bond &
surety of $100 to keep the peace to the within Nathan L. Chapman & for
appearance to the next County Court."]

12 November 1823.Myers Keas, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to Thomas
Jerkins as a mariner.

12 November 1823.Polly Daw, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Sarah Banks as
a spinster.

1824

9 February 1824.Henry Duncan, an orphan aged 11 years, bound to Donum
Montford as a bricklayer.

9 February 1824.Suckey Edwards, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Nathaniel
Street as a spinster & weaver.

9 February 1824.Thomas Neale, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to James Jones,
Jr., as a branch pilot.

10 February 1824.Zachariah Daw, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Thomas
Cutrell as a shoemaker.

10 February 1824.Wiley Daw, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to David Cutrell
as a shoemaker.

10 February 1824.Vester Carter, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to Silas
Richards as a cooper.

10 February 1824.Samuel Nicholson, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to John
Siner as a rope maker.

12 February 1824.Wise Alexander Patrick, an orphan aged 5 years, bound to
Spencer Wise as a shoemaker.

13 February 1824.Edward Phelps, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to William R.
Street as a shoemaker.

11 May 1824.Brandham Edwards, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to John C.
Stanly as a calker.

11 May 1824.Dinah Edwards, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to John C. Stanly
as a spinster.

11 May 1824.Susan Moor, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to John C. Stanly as
a spinster.

11 May 1824.Wright McCoy, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Andrew H.
Richardson as a farmer.

11 May 1824.Zilpha Moor, an orphan aged 8 years, bound to John C. Stanly as
a spinster.

12 May 1824.William Gaudette, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to John Neale
as a farmer.

12 May 1824.Edward Griffith, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to John R. Green
as a taylor.

12 May 1824.William Wade, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to John W. Nelson
as a cabinetmaker.

12 May 1824.Thomas Hollis, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to John Neale as a
cooper.

12 May 1824.Edward G. Joyce, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to John W.
Nelson as a cabinetmaker.

10 August 1824.George M. Collins, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to John L.
Durand as a taylor.

10 August 1824.Benajah Caton, an orphan aged 19 years, bound to James Caton
as a cooper.

10 August 1824.Washington, a free boy of color aged 16 years, bound to John
Gildersleeve as a tanner.

8 November 1824.Mary Ann Rew, an orphan aged 5 years, bound to Nancy Norton
as a spinster.

8 November 1824.Zachariah Johnson, an orphan aged 6 years, bound to Reuben
Callaway as a cooper.

8 November 1824.Lydia M. Johnson, an orphan aged 2 years, bound to Reuben
Callaway as a spinster.

9 November 1824.Charles Joscelyn, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Green
Joscelyn as a carpenter.

9 November 1824.Oliver Clark, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to William P.
Morris as a mariner.

9 November 1824.John Crutchfield alias Morris, an orphan aged 13 years,
bound to Charles Stewart as a taylor.

9 November 1824."Know all men by these presents, that we, William Mitchell &
James C. Cole are held and firmly bound unto the Worshipful George Willson,
Claiborn Ivey & John Whitfield, Esquires, Justices of the Court of Pleas and
Quarter Sessions of Craven County in the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds
currency, to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made to the said
Justices, their successors in office, or assigns, we bind ourselves, and our
respective heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally,
firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 9th day of
November A.D. 1824. The Condition of the above obligation is such that
Whereas the Court aforesaid, have, on the day of the date of these presents,
apprenticed to the above bounden William Mitchell a free Girl of colour,
called Betty Harris. Now if the above bounden William Mitchell shall not
remove said apprentice out of Craven County; and shall produce said
apprentice before said Court at any time when the said Court may require it,
and shall also produce said apprentice at the expiration of the time of her
service, then the above obligation to be void."

9 November 1824.Betty Harris, a girl of color aged 16 years 30 March 1824,
bound to William Mitchell as a spinster.

9 November 1824.Betty Harris, an orphan aged 16 years last March 30th, bound
to William Mitchell as a spinster.

10 November 1824.Joseph Dizer, an orphan aged 11 years last May 5th, bound
to William Bailey as a cooper.

1825

14 February 1825.Bartholomew G. Howard, an orphan aged 8 years, bound to
John Dowdee, Jr., as a shoemaker.

14 February 1825.William Herritage, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to John
Siner as a rope maker.

14 February 1825.Suckey Edwards, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Sally
Rice as a spinster.

14 February 1825.John Carpenter, an orphan aged 11 years, bound to John
Dowdee, Snr., as a farmer.

14 February 1825.Isam Howard, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to John Dowdee,
Jr., as a shoemaker.

15 February 1825."Know all men by these presents, that we, John R Green &
William G. Taylor are held and firmly bound unto the Worshipful George
Wilson, Seth Chapman, & Thomas H. Daves Esquires, Justices of the Court of
Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Craven County in the sum of two hundred and
fifty pounds currency, to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made to
the said Justices, their successors in office, or assigns, we bind
ourselves, and our respective heirs, executors and administrators, jointly
and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated
this 15th day of February A.D. 1825. The Condition of the above obligation
is such that Whereas the Court aforesaid, have, on the day of the date of
these presents, apprenticed to the above bounden John R. Green a free boy of
colour, called Thomas Marshall. Now if the above bounden John R. Green shall
not remove said apprentice out of Craven County; and shall produce said
apprentice before said Court at any time when the said Court may require it,
and shall also produce said apprentice at the expiration of the time of her
service, then the above obligation to be void."

16 February 1825.Frederick Merrick, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to Hardy
B. Lane as a carpenter.

17 February 1825.William Dove, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to John C.
Stanly as a farmer.

17 February 1825.Washington Davis, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to William
Palmer as a farmer.

9 May 1825.Samuel Miller, an orphan aged 17 years, bound to Silas Miller as
a [blank].

9 May 1825.James Miller, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to John Miller as a
cooper.

9 May 1825.Harriet Gatlin, an orphan aged 10 [or 2] years, bound to Joshua
Rice as a spinster.

11 May 1825.Washington Davis, an orphan aged [blank] years, bound to John C.
Stanly as a farmer.

12 May 1825.Bartee Howard, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to Bryan [also
Bryant] C. Wood as a shoemaker.

12 May 1825.Isam Howard, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Bryan [also
Bryant] C. Wood as a shoemaker.

6 August 1825."Mime Michel being a free cullard person having a son by the
name of William going in ten years old desire that the cort wold pleese to
bind him to James Mackelroy. Mime her mark M Michel. Attest Richard x
Curtis."

8 August 1825.Joseph Hoover, an orphan aged 5 years, bound to Josias
Vendrick as a farmer.

8 August 1825.Nelson Mitchell, an orphan aged 7 years, bound to James Y.
Green as a carpenter.

8 August 1825.William R. Mitchell, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to James
McIlroy [signed as Mackilroy] as a farmer.

8 August 1825.Joseph Hardwick, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Thomas Brew
as a sail maker.

9 August 1825.Bartee Howard, an orphan aged 8 years, bound to John Dowdee as
a shoemaker. [Appears to be a duplicate of the 14 February 1825 bond of
Bartholomew G. Howard and John Dowdee, Jr., with a nickname for Bartholomew
being Bartee.]

9 August 1825.Isam Howard, an orphan aged 14 years last April, bound to John
Dowdee as a shoemaker.

7 October 1825.Subpoena for John Neale to appear at November Court term "to
answer Joseph Physioc, presiding magistrate of Craven County Court of Pleas
& Quarter Sessions (to the use of Isaac Lewis) of a plea of covenants broken
and not performed to his damage two hundred and fifty dollars." John Neale
and Abner W. Seabrook posted a bond of five hundred dollars on 10 November
1825. On 14 August 1827 John Street and Abner Green "having been called on
by Isaac Lewis and John Neale to settle a dispute between them relative to
the sd. John Neale.s not having learned him the sd. Isaac the Blacksmith.s
trade and giving him the necessary schooling having heard the witnesses do
award that John Neale shall pay the said Isaac twenty five dollars and each
pay his own cost." Various court documents concerning the case between Neale
and Lewis are included in this file including a summons for James Jackson
and Richard Oliver [May 1827], an affidavit of Isaac Lewis [5 Sept 1825]
stating he was bound in June 1817 to John Neale and that he is "not worth
five pounds.& is not able to give security to prosecute said suit. He prays
that he may be permitted to take out & to prosecute a suit in former
pauperis agreeably to law," which was granted by the court.

14 November 1825.David Miller, an orphan aged 17 years, bound to James S.
Woods as a shoemaker.

14 November 1825.Durant Woods, an orphan aged 5 years, bound to Washington
Sanford as a carpenter.

15 November 1825.Mary Herritage, an orphan aged 13 years and 7 months, bound
to John C. Stanly as a spinster.

15 November 1825.Betsey Herritage, an orphan aged 10 years and 9 months,
bound to John C. Stanly as a spinster.