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Records from 1800 to 1804

1800

10 March 1800—Samuel Willis, a free Negro aged 19 years, son of Dorcas Moore, bound to Francis Lowthrop, Esq., as a mariner.

9 June 1800—Jean Louis Baptiste Harman, a free mulatto orphan aged 14 years, bound to Thomas Marshall as a Merchant.

8 September 1800—David Moore, a free Negro boy aged 11 years, bound to Ebenezer Slade as a cooper.

9 September 1800—Sally Pittman, daughter of Jourdan Pittman who is deserted by her father, bound to Nathan Tisdale as a spinster.

9 September 1800—Council Kemp, orphan aged about 17 years, bound to William Fulshire as a Taylor.

10 September 1800—John Harris, orphan aged 13 years, bound to Taggert and Torrans as a mariner.

10 September 1800—Lewis Durong, orphan aged about 14 years, bound to Reuben Bell as a Taylor.

8 December 1800—David Moore, a free Negro boy aged 10 years, bound to John Moore as a cooper.

10 December 1800—William Jones, orphan aged 16 years next March, bound to Elijah Clark, of New Bern, as a chair maker and wheelwright.

1801

10 March 1801—Jerry Powers, a Negro boy aged 18 years last December, bound to Thomas Oliver, of New Bern, as a baker.

11 March 1801—James Powell, an orphan aged [blank], bound to Adam Scott, shoemaker of New Bern, as a shoemaker.

8 June 1801—Polly Hagle, a free mulatto girl aged 13 years in March last, bound to Elizabeth Bartlett, of New Bern, as a spinster.

17 September 1801—Sally Henry, a free Negro girl aged 7 years, bound to Richard Forbes, of New Bern, as a spinster.

17 September 1801—Rhoda Dove, a free person of color aged 13 years, bound to William Dudley as a spinster.

17 September 1801—Ferebe Lewis, a free Negro girl aged [blank], bound to Richard Forbes of New Bern, as a spinster.

14 December 1801—Thomas Young, orphan aged 16 years, bound to John Sheffield as a sail maker.

14 December 1801—Ricor Carter, a free person of color aged 7 years, bound to Abel Carter as a cooper.

14 December 1801—John Carter, a free person of color aged 7 years, bound to Isaac Perkins as a cooper.

14 December 1801—Nancy Carter, a free person of color aged 8 years, bound to Benjamin Mitchell as a spinster.

14 December 1801—Leonard Carter, a free person of color aged 7 years, bound to Isaac Perkins as a cooper.

14 December 1801—William Carter, a free person of color aged 15 years, bound to Isaac Perkins as a cooper.

14 December 1801—Mary Carter, a free person of color aged 9 years, bound to Abel Carter as a spinster.

14 December 1801—William Parker, orphan aged about 14 years, bound to Jacob Cook, mariner of New Bern, as a mariner.

14 December 1801—William Godett, a free person of color aged 12 years, bound to Isaac Perkins, as a cooper.

14 December 1801—Stephen Dove, free person of color aged 12 years, bound to Frederick Jones as a cooper.

15 December 1801—Ezekiel Chance, "a certain person of colour" aged 4 years, bound to John Jones, Esq., of New Bern, as a cooper.

15 December 1801—Proseply Chance, "a certain person of colour" [female] aged 6 years, bound to John Jones, Esq., of New Bern, as a spinster.

15 December 1801—Betsy Chance, "a certain person of colour" aged 2 years, bound to John Jones, Esq., of New Bern, as a spinster.

15 December 1801—Hannah Carter, a free person of color aged 10 years, bound to Abel Moore as a spinster.

15 December 1801—Nelly Lindsay, a free person of color aged 2 years, bound to Thomas Lovick as a spinster.

16 December 1801—John Dove, a free person of color aged 12 years, bound to William Jones as a cooper.

18 December 1801—James Lewis, a free person of color aged 11 years, bound to Henry Butler, mariner of New Bern, as a mariner.

18 December 1801—John Marchant, orphan aged 14 years, bound to Henry Butler, mariner of New Bern, as a mariner.

19 December 1801—Sally Emmerson, orphan girl aged 12 years the 13th of November last, bound to Sarah Hawley, of New Bern, as a spinster.

1802

12 March 1802—Francis Hilbert, orphan aged 12 years the 15 June next, bound to Stephen Minor, mariner of New Bern, as a mariner.

14 June 1802—Edward Lane, orphan aged 14 years the 15th of February last, bound to Thomas Austin as a shoemaker.

14 June 1802—Thomas Maples, orphan aged 13 years, bound to John Brinson in the art and mystery of hewing and frowing?

14 June 1802—Isaiah Godett, a free person of color aged 1 year the 19 October next, bound to George Godett as a shoemaker.

16 June 1802—Southy Padrick, orphan aged 15 years in November last, bound to Joseph Rowe, Taylor of New Bern, as a Taylor.

18 June 1802—William Montfort, orphan aged 15 years, bound to Henry Bettner, Junr., of New Bern as a mariner.

18 June 1802—William Carter, a free Negro boy aged 12 years, bound to Asa Jones as a cooper.

18 June 1802—John Carter, a free person of color aged 6 years, bound to Frederick Jones as a cooper.

13 September 1802—Abraham Cox, orphan aged 10 years last August, bound to Charles Stewart, Taylor of New Bern, as a Taylor.

16 September 1802—Mitchell Justin, orphan aged 19 years, bound to Peter Rodmon [Rodwon?], as a rigger.

15 December 1802—John Clements, orphan aged 17 years next January, bound to Elijah Clark, chair maker of New Bern, as a chair maker.

17 December 1802—Levi Muckelroy, a base begotten boy the child of Rhoda Muckelroy aged 14 years, bound to Robert Hunt as a mariner.

1803

13 June 1803—James McQueen, orphan aged 16 years last February, bound to Elijah Scott, shoemaker of New Bern, as a shoemaker.

13 June 1803—William Hampton, orphan aged 7 years, bound to James Dickson as a farmer.

13 June 1803—Henry Creekman, orphan aged 13 years next 27 December, bound to Elijah Scott [signed as Elige Scott], shoemaker of New Bern, as a shoemaker.

13 June 1803—John Creekman, orphan aged 17 years next 1 December, bound to Elijah Scott [signed as Elige Scott], shoemaker of New Bern, as a shoemaker.

14 June 1803—Barbara Lovett, orphan girl aged 13 years, bound to Thomas G. Holt as a spinster.

18 July 1803—Francis Lowthorp Dawson, aged 13 years last June, bound to Samuel Fairbanks, mariner, as a mariner and to teach him navigation, etc. [Samuel binds "his son" Francis. Court Clerk S. Chapman notes that this was left with him by C.V. Dawson.]

12 December 1803—Abel McBay, an orphan lad, bound to James Cannon as a blacksmith.

13 December 1803—Alcy Keep [Keef?], orphan girl agd 11 years next March, bound to Ann Bogey as a spinster.

15 December 1803—John M. Wiliams, orphan aged 16 years the 9 January last, bound to Robert Ogden as a printer.

17 December 1803—John Carney, an orphan, bound to Francois X. Martin as a printer.

17 December 1803—William Wyatt, orphan aged 14 years the 10 March last, bound to Richard D. Stanly, merchant of New Bern, as a mariner.

17 December 1803—Solomon Dunn, orphan aged 17 years the 11 March next, bound to Adam Scott as a shoemaker.

17 December 1803—James W. Murdock, orphan boy, bound to Robert Ogden as a printer.

1804

2 March 1804—Christopher Neale, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to Francois X. Martin as a printer.

12 March 1804—Wiley Heath, orphan aged eleven years, bound to Joseph White as a blacksmith.

12 March 1804—George Donaldson, an orphan or person of colour aged 10 years, bound to Nathan Tisdale of the Town of New Bern as a brick maker.

12 March 1804—Jesse Bryan, an orphan aged 6 years, bound to Joshua Rice as a shoemaker. [Filmed with the 1809 bonds]

13 March 1804—Abner West, an orphan aged 15 years last December, bound to John Devereux as a merchant.

16 March 1804—John Charlotte, orphan aged 16 years, bound to Richard Carter as a sail maker.

16 March 1804—Joseph Gaskins, orphan aged 12 years, bound to Richard Carter as a sail maker.

16 March 1804—Isaac Gaskins, orphan aged 13 years, bound to Richard Carter as a sail maker.

26 March 1804—"William Gutrey to William Mitchell, Dr. / To 18 weeks and too days Bead @ 35/ = £32.0.0 / To four months washing @ 15/ = £3.0.0 / £35.0.0 / Deduct £4.10.0 for [illegible]. £30.10.0. Received payment paid £18.17.6 William Mitchell."

23 April 1804—"Wm Guttrie complains that Abner Pasteur justly owes him the sum of twenty pounds by account…Summon Wm Mitchell, Glanore [?] Sheppard." Also other summonses in the cases involving Abner Pasteur.

11 June 1804—James Lewis, a free person of color aged 2 years, bound to Gideon Sparrow as a ship carpenter.

11 June 1804—Sall Lewis, a free person of color [girl] aged 5 years, bound to Gideon Sparrow as a spinster.

11 June 1804—Jeremiah Sparman, orphan aged 9 years, bound to Joseph Smellage as a cooper.

11 June 1804—William Hollowell, orphan aged 12 years, bound to Walter Jones of Beaufort County, as a cooper.

11 June 1804—John Good, orphan [no age listed], bound to John M. Oliver as a house carpenter.

12 June 1804—Peg Duncan, a free person of colour aged 6 years, bound to Noah Champion of the town of New Bern as a spinster.

13 June 1804—John Denny, an orphan aged 17 years or thereabouts, bound to Philip Neale as a ship carpenter.

14 June 1804—Jim Dove, a free person of colour [no age listed], bound to John C. Stanly as a barber.

14 June 1804—Jim Dove, a free person of colour [no age listed], bound to John C. Stanly as a barber. Endorsement on the back of the bond indicated "James Dove" born Feby. 2nd, 1794 and is 10 years and 4 months and has 10 years and 8 months to serve.

14 June 1804—Elijah Dove, a free person of colour, bound to John C. Stanly as a house carpenter.

14 June 1804—John Petitt [?], orphan aged 6 years, bound to Roger Jones as a cooper.

14 June 1804—Peter Durand, an orphan [no age listed], bound to Thomas Oliver as a baker.

15 June 1804—Israel Harris, free person of color aged 12 years, bound to James Carney, Esq., as a cooper.

15 June 1804—Rachel Harris, a free person of color aged 14 years, bound to James Carney, Esq., of New Bern, as a spinster.

16 June 180[4]—William Charlotte, orphan aged 17 years, bound to Archaleus Lipsey as a painter.

10 September 1804—Mary Harvey, orphan girl aged 10 years the 27th April next, bound to Mary Woods as a Taylor and sempstress.

10 September 1804—Elisha Gregory, a free person of color aged 20 years, bound to John C. Stanly as a house carpenter.

10 September 1804—Macksey Gregory, a free person of color aged 18 years 6 months, bound to John C. Stanly as a house carpenter.

10 September 1804—Nancy Potter, an orphan girl aged 10 years, bound to John Smith as a seamstress.

10 September 1804—James Willouby, a free person of colour aged 15 years, bound to John C. Stanly as a house carpenter.

10 September 1804—Christopher Wallace, an orphan aged 17 years, bound to John Smith as a blacksmith.

11 September 1804—Barbara Pearce, an orphan aged about 10 years, bound to Benjamin Beasley as a spinster.

11 September 1804—Lizzy Driggers, aged about 15 years, and Ana Driggers, aged about 18 years, two free base born orphans of color, bound to Thomas Mahon until 21 years as spinsters.

12 September 1804—John Parks, an orphan aged 12 years in October next, bound to John Dewey as a house carpenter.

12 September 1804—Miles Wilder, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to John Dewey as a house carpenter. Also includes a power of attorney dated 1 August 1804 from Stephen Cabarrus of Chowan County, N.C., guardian of Miles Wilder, to John Louis Taylor of New Bern asking the court of Craven County to bind Miles Wilder to Mr. Dewey a house carpenter. Court certification by the clerk of Chowan County notes that Miles Wilder is the orphan of Michael Wilder, Decd.

13 September 1804—Major Parris, an orphan lad aged 12 years, bound to John Clark as a chair maker.

13 September 1804—Thomas Hambleton, an orphan aged 11 years, bound to Elijah Clark as a chair maker.

14 September 1804—Peter Braddork, a free person of color aged 17 years, bound to John C. Stanly as a house carpenter.

14 September 1804—Keziah Phelps, an orphan girl aged 12 years, bound to Nicholas Peterson [signature appears to be Nicholas Peters] as a spinster.

11 December 1804—Barbara Pearce, orphan girl aged 12 years, bound to Peter Wingate as a spinster.

12 [December] 1804—William Perkins, orphan aged 16 years the 13 October last, bound to Philip Neale as a ship carpenter.

14 December 1804—John Custis, orphan aged 17 years, bound to Elijah Clark as a house carpenter and joiner (stricken in the original) chair maker.

14 December 1804—James Reese, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Joseph Dowdee as a block maker.

15 December 1804—Rachel Donaldson, a free person of colour, bound to Edward Pasteur as a spinster.

15 December 1804—"To the Worshipful County Court of Craven. This may certify that it is my desier that my son John Custice be bound to Mr. E. Clark. He was seventeen the 9th of Octr. 1804 for Mary Custice, Jno. C. Bryan."

 


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