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1741 New Bern "Census"

The following "census" is taken from the Craven County Court Minutes, December 1741 Term.

1741 New Bern list of inhabitants

"Read the Pet. of Mr.William Heritage in these Words &c praying concerning Hoggs Runing at Large in Newbern town & that the Numbr of Inhabitants be Recorded as by the Sd Pet. more fully doth appear for upon which the Court orders that a List of the Sd. Inhabitants be taken as follows, To wit

Hardy Bryan William Heritage
Wm. Norwood Charles Adams
Lemuel Copes [?*] Andrew Mansfield
James Core Mallachi Johnson
Geor. Bould John Reed
John Pindar Eliza. Reed
Edwd. Carter Walter Lane
Johnathan Bangs James Durham
John Bryan John Lapiere
Nichs. Routledge Rachall Bexley
John Irons [?*]  

& Called upon Edwd. Carter Town Constable to prove the truth of the same who Declares upon oath that the Inhabitants aforesd. do Dwell within the Limits of the said town to the best of his knowledge."

*Some researchers have read Lemuel's last name as Coke others as Core; John's last name has also been read as Jones. [Heritage of Craven County, p. 7; Weynette Haun, Craven County Court Minutes, Book 2, page 150]