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Records from 1791 to 1799

1791

14 March 1791—[William Howell] bound to Nicholas Cary. [Apprentice bond appears blank on the microfilm, information taken from endorsements on the reverse.]

13 June 1791—John Wallace, orphan aged 14 years on 1 June instant, bound to Jesse Lister, blacksmith of Craven County, as a blacksmith.

15 September 1791—William Probart [Robart?], orphan aged 14 years on 28 November next, bound to William Hawley of New Bern as a Taylor.

16 September 1791—James Dodson, orphan aged 9 years next November, bound to James Coleman as a shoemaker or cordwainer.

12 [?] December 1791—Clarissa Lambert, orphan girl aged 12 years in October last, bound to Moses Lambert as a spinster.

1792

12 March 1792—Stephen Whitehead Dunn, orphan aged 8 years last 29 January, bound to John Whitehead as a cooper.

15 March 1792—James McCallop, orphan aged 14 years, bound to Archibald McCallop as a Taylor.

16 June 1792—Charles Hardy, orphan aged 15 years next 17 August, bound to Thomas Cox of New Bern as a house carpenter.

13 December 1792—Suke Moore, a certain [unreadable] girl aged three years, bound to William Dudley as a spinster.

15 December 1792—Elijah Pope, orphan aged 15 years, bound to John Hay, shoemaker of New Bern, as a shoemaker. [Signature is John Hayes.]

1793

20 July 1793—Susannah Dove, a free Negro woman, binds her son Isaac Dove, an orphan aged 6 years old the 4th of April last, to John Brown [no trade listed, witnessed by Richard Triglith and William Orme. Proved in court in December 1793].

20 July 1793—Susannah Dove, a free Negro woman, binds her son Thomas Dove, an orphan aged three years the 4th of May last, to John Brown as a farmer. [Witnessed by Richard Trigligh and William Orme. Proved in court in December 1793.]

13 December 1793—James Ruff, free Negro boy aged 18 years, bound to William Bartlett, mariner, as a mariner.

1794

10 March 1794—Jacob Carter, free Negro boy aged 10 years or thereabouts, bound to William Jones as a cooper.

11 March 1794—James Powell, orphan aged 9 years the 2nd inst., bound to John Hayes, shoemaker of New Bern, as a shoemaker. [Endorsed on the back "surrendered."]

11 September 1794—Beverly Wallace, orphan lad aged 16 in December next, bound to William Tignor, block maker of New Bern, as a block maker.

13 September 1794—Gilbert Collins, orphan aged 14 years, bound to John Burt, mariner of New Bern, as a mariner.

8 December 1794—Counsel Lambert, orphan aged 14 years next March, bound to Moses Lambert as a cooper.

9 December 1794—George Carter, free Negro boy aged 17 years last September, bound to Harding Ives as a turner.

1795

6 March 1795—William Mitchell, orphan aged 12 years, bound to Joel King as a cooper.

9 March 1795—Betty Copes, free mulatto girl aged 9 years next 2 May, bound to James Houston, Sr., as a spinster.

14 [March] 1795—Ned Lewis, a free Negro boy aged 10 years, bound to Amos Wade as a mariner.

14 March 1795—William Derick, orphan aged 12 years, bound to Amos Joseph [stricken in the original], mariner, as a mariner.

8 June 1795—Peggy Copes, aged 14 years, and Pleasant Copes, 7 years, free Negro girls, bound to Mark Forguson as spinsters.

13 June 1795—Samuel Carlton, orphan aged 14 years the 18th inst., bound to Edward Bowen as a wheelwright.

17 December 1795—John McDaniel, orphan aged 16 years next May, bound to Thomas Steel, hatter of New Bern, as a hatter?

19 December 1795—Betsy Murphy, orphan girl aged [blank], bound to Henry Herman Harris and Hannah his wife of New Bern, as a spinster.

1796

17 June 1796—John Purifoy, orphan aged 16 years, bound to James McKinley, merchant of New Bern, as a mariner.

1797

15 March 1797—James Holder, orphan aged 17 years, bound to Stephen West, mariner of New Bern, as a mariner.

15 March 1797—William Dawson Bryan, orphan aged 18 years next October, bound to John Devereaux, merchant of New Bern, as a mariner.

16 March 1797—Richard Palmer, orphan aged 13 years last 7 October, bound to James Harker, mariner, as a mariner.

14 June 1797—Ann Maria, free person of color aged 3 years in September next, bound to Euphamia Tinker, Widow, as a spinster.

16 June 1797—Lucy, a free person of color aged 7 years, bound to Patsy Gaynor [Gainer], widow of New Bern, as a spinster.

17 June 1797—Samuel McKinnin, a "certain lad of colour" aged 4 years the 25th of December last, bound to Isaac Markel, mariner of New Bern, as a mariner.

1798

16 March 1798—Reading Moore, a base born free Negro boy, bound to Francis Lowthorp, Esq., of New Bern, as a tobacconist.

10 December 1798—Sampson Wilson, free black boy aged 7 years, bound to William Tignor of New Bern as a block maker.

10 December 1798—Sylvia Phelps, orphan girl aged 13 years February next, bound to Samuel Fisher of New Bern as a spinster.

10 December 1798—Levi Clash, orphan aged 16 years, bound to William Tignor of New Bern as a block maker. [In June 1799, the indentures were "violated" [?] and Levi Clash was bound to James McKinley as a mariner.]

10 December 1798—Amy Wilson, a free black girl aged 11 years, bound to William Tignor as a spinster.

1799

11 March 1799—William Blount, orphan aged 17 years, bound to Stephen Minor, mariner of New Bern, as a mariner.

14 March 1799—Major Ernul, orphan aged 17 years, bound to Henry Butler, mariner of New Bern, as a mariner.

10 June 1799—Jesse Vincent, orphan aged 13 years, bound to Adam Scott, shoemaker of New Bern, as a shoemaker.

10 June 1799—Polly Harris, a free black girl aged 16 years, bound to William Laurence, merchant of New Bern, as a spinster.

10 June 1799—Thomas Harris, a free black boy aged 11 years, bound to William Laurence, merchant of New Bern, as a cooper.

10 June 1799—Levi Clark, orphan aged 16 years last December, bound to James McKinley, merchant of New Bern, as a mariner. [Possibly the Levi Clash mentioned on 10 December 1798.]

10 June 1799—Notlis Williamson Cartwright, orphan aged 15 years, bound to Samuel Fisher of New Bern as a mariner.

9 December 1799—John Doughty, orphan aged [blank], bound to John Clark as a chair maker.

10 December 1799—John Charlotte, orphan aged 13 years, bound to John Sheffield as a sail maker.

 


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