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Records from 1816 to 1820

1816

11 March 1816—Stephen Riggs, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to Joseph Nelson as a mariner.

11 March 1816—James Sivil, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to William Caswell as a trunk maker.

11 March 1816—John Nelson, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to Gabriel M. Rains as a cabinetmaker.

12 March 1816—George Washington Dickson, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to John L. Durand as a tailor.

12 March 1816—Thomas Caleb Hussey, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Joseph Fitch as a shoemaker.

12 March 1816—Martin Howard, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to Thomas Sparrow as a ship carpenter.

13 March 1816—Jeremiah Parsons, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to Stephen Gooding as a cooper.

14 March 1816—Hardy Meswick, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Elijah Pittman as a wheelwright.

10 June 1816—Noah Joscelin, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Edward Carraway as a ship carpenter.

10 June 1816—Green Joscelyn, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to William Carraway as a ship carpenter.

13 June 1816—Grand jury present the following children require masters or mistresses: Sarah, Mariah, Cason [?] children of Mrs. Pate living in Newbern and Henry, Nancy children of Mrs. Williams living on Bay River.

September term 1816—Grand Jury presents the following persons to sell spiritous liquor by the small measure in William Wise’s district, Bay River: Mathias Henry, Nathan Slade. Also present the following who ought to be bound out: Betsy Tetterton, orphan colld. Girl about 13 years; Riley Lindsey, colld. Boy 9 or 10 years of age; Sarah Lindsey, ditto girl 8 or 9 do.; Rhody Mitchell, ditto girl 6 or 7 do.; Zacka. Prentice, white child of two years of age. Wm. Jones is willing to take the child as an apprentice. Wm. Smith, white boy about 15 years of age on Little Swift Creek. Jesse Morris, white boy about 12 years of age on Little Swift Creek, Jesse Baul, white boy about 14 years of age on Bay River—Wm. Wise Ship Carpenter is willing to take the said boy as an apprentice. Charles Holland offers to take the above mentioned Sarah Lindsey as an apprentice.

10 September 1816—Richard Pettipher, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to Donum Mumford as a "plaisterer."

10 September 1816—Lewis Pettipher, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to John C. Stanly as a planter.

10 September 1816—Elizabeth Rice, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Andrew Burgwin as a "sempstress."

10 September 1816—William Henry, an orphan aged 7 years, bound to Solomon Henry as a carpenter.

12 September 1816—Zachariah Prentiss, an orphan aged 3 years, bound to William Jones as a cooper.

12 September 1816—Riley Lindsey, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to John C. Stanly as a cooper.

12 September 1816—Sarah Linsey, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to Charles Holland as a "sempstress."

12 September 1816—Rhoda Mitchell, an orphan aged 5 years, bound to James York Green as a "sempstress."

12 September 1816—Mary, a free girl of color aged 6 years, bound to Lydia Badger as a "sempstress."

[1 December 1816]—"Green Copes was born December the first ith one thousand eight hundred and sixteen ith in the year of our Lord, Amen, 1816th. Nancy Copes, her son, free woman." [Filmed with the 1816 indentures.]

9 December 1816—Betsey Linsey, an orphan aged 8 years, bound to James Y. Green as a spinster.

9 December 1816—John Gooldstone, an orphan aged 11 years on 17 October 1816, bound to Francis Lagon as a Tailor.

9 December 1816—Isom Cahoon, an orphan aged 7 years, bound to Richard Hickman as a shoemaker.

9 December 1816—Daniel West, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to Asa Arthur as a shoemaker.

10 December 1816—James Ryal, an orphan aged 15 years 6 months, bound to Richard Carter as a sail maker.

11 December 1816—Harney Wise, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to Daniel Shackelford as a saddler.

12 December 1816—John Gardner, an orphan lad aged 18 years, bound to Gabriel M. Rains as a cabinetmaker.

16 December 1816—Polly [illegible], orphan aged 17 years, bound to John Sylvester as a spinster. [Isaac Barber relinquished his claim to his apprentice Polly Littleton and asks she be bound to John Sylvester or any other suitable person. This was signed 12 December 1816.]

1817

[N.D. but filed in the 1817 folder]—Levi Bush an orphan aged about 8 or 9 years old, Nancy Bush [an orphan aged about] 9 or 10 [years old] orphans of Levi Bush. James Moor a free person of color aged 13 years orphan of [stricken in the original] a child of Polly Moor.

[N.D. but filed in the 1817 folder]—Grand jury presentment of orphans—"A boy and girl of Mr. Pate’s in Newbern, a boy and girl of Mr. T. Morris in Newbern, a boy and girl Mrs. Lizzy Walace, a boy. a eligitemate child of Mrs. Ives (Nancy Tyer). Mary Fraiziur, two daughters. Marry Simons one girl, Nancy Black two girls, Kisiah Stringer, a girl and boy. Ruth Cahoon two boys and one girl, Bay River, Sarah Lewis, one boy, Do. Gemima Muse two boys, do. Mrs. Wuill, one boy. Do Sarah Maples, one daughter, uper Broad Creek. Sydney D. Everington, one daughter, do. Mrs. David Gatlin, two sons, one daughter, Goose Creek. Sarah Hull, one son (Samuel Hull)."

15 February 1817—[Letter to the Court] "as I am bound in the Sd. Court for the raising, edecating & larning benjamin Powers the trade of a ship carpenter I have concluded to return him to the Sd. Court and if the court wil please retake Benjamin Powers and bind him to some other man I make know kind of oporsition but giv him up with grattifycation. Should he be persented this insuing March Court by his mother & if hi She shld neglect to persent him this court I concidder this complience of know affect but for his servis to stand good to my bonds after as before as I do this mearly to grattify her as she wishes to have him in Newbern." Signed by Jos. B. Sparrow. [Noted that he was bound to Isaac Pipkin]

10 March 1817—Robert Jenkins Henry, aged 13 years, bound to Morris Muse as a shoemaker. [On film with the 1807 bonds]

10 March 1817—Lemuel Dove, aged 6 years, bound to Abner Whitehead as a cooper.

10 March 1817—Elijah Dove, a boy of color aged 9 years, bound to Thomas Austin as a cooper.

10 March 1817—Philip Dowdee, aged 10 years, bound to John Dowdee as a shoemaker.

10 March 1817—Christopher Cummins, an orphan aged about 17 years, bound to William R. Street as a shoemaker.

10 March 1817—Mary Copes, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to William G. Taylor as a sempstress.

11 March 1817—Betsy Conner, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to Elizabeth Clark as a sempstress.

12 March 1817—Benjamin Brinson Powers, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Isaac Pipkin as a cooper.

13 March 1817—William Dove Hazzle, an orphan and free boy of color aged 13 years, bound to Asa Jones as a cooper.

9 June 1817—Isaac Lewis, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to John Neale as a blacksmith.

9 June 1817—Green Joscelyn, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Thomas Brown as a carpenter.

12 June 1817—Polly Hawkins, orphan aged 8 years, bound to Job Meadows as a spinster. [Filmed with 1814 bonds]

8 September 1817—Reuben Grant, an orphan aged 17 years, bound to Joseph Fitch and Augustus Barker as a boot and shoemaker.

8 September 1817—Philpeny Moore, an orphan aged 17 years, bound to Richard Brown as a spinster.

9 September 1817—Anselana Johnston, an orphan aged 3 years, bound to Reuben Calloway as a spinster.

9 September 1817—Tom Long, an orphan aged 16 years the 25th this month, bound to John Dewey as a carpenter and joiner.

11 September 1817—Lewis Kinsey, an orphan aged 15 years the 24th December 1817, bound to Adam Scott as a shoe and boot maker.

8 December 1817—Lovey Ryall, an orphan aged 11 years, bound to John Hall as a spinster.

8 December 1817—Richard Hickman, an orphan aged 16 years next April, bound to John Templeton as a harness maker.

8 December 1817—Guilford Dunn, an orphan aged 6 years, bound to John Hall as a cooper and shoemaker.

8 December 1817—Stephen Dunn, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to John Hall as a cooper and shoemaker.

8 December 1817—Daniel G. Brinkley, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to Francis P. Munson as a boot and shoemaker. [Endorsed on the back "cancelled"]

9 December 1817—Richard Jennings, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to John Harvey as a rope maker.

11 December 1817—Richard Wright, a colored an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Joseph Fitch as a boot and shoemaker.

11 December 1817—Elijah Cowper, a boy of color and an orphan aged 18 years, bound to John C. Stanly as a carpenter.

11 December 1817—Michael Hukins, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Joseph Fitch as a boot and shoemaker.

11 or 12 December 1817—Daniel Kitteral, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to William Palmer as a cooper. [Filmed with 1814 bonds]

1818

March Term 1818—List of free born coloured persons—males: Minor Howard, 14 years; Edward Howard, 10 years; Arnett Dove, 12 years; David Spellman, 14 years; Church Spellman, 10 years; James Cully, 15 years; Willm. Cully, 13 years; Rossa [?] Chance, 10 years; Isaac Carter, 10 years; Willm. Hollis, 9 years; Jacob Lewis, 15 years; George Lewis, 7 years; Isaac Lewis, 7 years; Martin Carter, 16 years. Females: Esther Richards, 15 years; Bethea Richds., 12 years; Susan Lewis, 12 years; Eliza Lewis, 10 years. [Filed in the no dates folder.]

10 March 1818—Elijah Driggers, an orphan aged 15 in August last, bound to John Forlaw as a blacksmith. [The endorsement on the back reads March 1817]

11 March 1818—John Lewis, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to James Riggs as a hatter.

11 March 1818—Benjamin Chaney, an orphan aged 15 years last October, bound to John Justice as a merchant.

11 March 1818—Elisha Wise, an orphan aged 19 years, bound to James Riggs as a hatter.

13 March 1818—Jacob Copes, an orphan aged 18 years, bound to Thomas Sparrow, Jr., as a ship carpenter.

13 March 1818—John Copes, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to Thomas Sparrow, Jr., as a ship carpenter.

10 June 1818—Levi Wharton, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to Adam Scott as a shoemaker.

11 June 1818—Washington, a boy of color aged 12 years, bound to Thomas H. Daves as a tanner and currier.

11 June 1818—Robin Powers, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to Thomas H. Daves as a tanner and currier.

11 June 1818—Thomas Jones, an orphan aged 13 years in August next, bound to Francis L. Dawson as a sail maker.

11 June 1818—Ephraim Clarke, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to Charles Stewart as a taylor.

14 September 1818—John Godette, an orphan aged 19 years, bound to Abraham Johnson as a shoemaker.

15 September 1818—Emanuel Power, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to Emanuel Hails [Hale] as a carpenter.

16 September 1818—James Carmady [Cannady?], an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Roger Cutrell as a cooper.

17 September 1818—"Mr. Holland, Take notice that I shall apply to the court of Craven now sitting to remove from apprenticeship to you, Mary Lindsay on account of your ill usage. Mary Lindsay, her grandmother." [Endorsed: "Executed by serving a copy of the within to Charles Holland, 17 Sepr. 1818"

December 1818—Grand Jury presentment—"We the Grand Jurors…present the following children which we consider should be bound out to some trade or cal[l]ing to prevent their becoming an expense to the County, viz. John Caton and Levi Bush, residing on Goose Creek in Capt. Wm. B. Perkins’s district—also William Austin, Edmund Austin, and John Austin in Capt. John S. Smith’s district on Neuse River (south side)." A second presentment for the same term names orphans "Wm. Teer, Richard Gatlin, Jesse Morris, and William West residing at or near Swift Creek in the county."

15 December 1818—Nancy Reed, a girl of color aged 3 years, bound to Elizabeth Howell as a spinster.

16 December 1818—Isaac Patridge, an orphan aged 11 years in November last, bound to John J. Pasteur as a printer.

17 December 1818—Mary, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Peregrine Holton as a spinster. [Endorsement on back reads formerly bound to Charles Holland.]

17 December 1818—Simon Kees, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to Robert Lisbon [Liston?] as a carpenter.

1819

8 March 1819—John Powers, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to Charles Holland as a shoemaker.

8 March 1819—Sarah Copes, an orphan aged 5 years, bound to Agatha Bryan as a spinster.

8 March 1819—Mary Copes, an orphan aged 7 years, bound to Patience Harris as a spinster.

8 March 1819—Paul Curtis, an orphan aged 8 years, bound to Major Tingle as a bricklayer.

8 March 1819—Charles Moore, an orphan aged 4 years, bound to John Jones as a cooper.

8 March 1819—John Holland, an orphan aged 18 years, bound to Charles Holland as a shoemaker.

9 March 1819—Keziah Lewis, an orphan aged 5 years, bound to Margaret Lewis as a spinster.

9 March 1819—Margaret Lewis, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to Willis Lewis as a shoemaker. [Is this a girl learning a trade or a boy named Margaret?]

9 March 1819—John Lewis, an orphan aged 7 years, bound to Willis Lewis as a shoemaker.

10 March 1819—Edward Kees, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to John Merrit as a cooper.

10 March 1819—Jacob Jessop, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to Thomas Parsons as a blacksmith.

14 June 1819—Joseph West, an orphan aged 14 years next 2nd October, bound to Willis Rawles as a wheelwright.

15 June 1819—Edward Outlaw, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Jeremiah Heath as a farmer.

16 September 1819—Eliza Dubie, an orphan aged 17 years, bound to John [B] Neel and Catherine his wife as a sempstress.

16 September 1819—Mary William, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to John [B] Neel as a sempstress. [March 1820, surrendered and ordered to be cancelled.]

16 September 1819—Serena Watson, an orphan aged 15 years 6 months, bound to John [B] Neel and Catherine his wife as a sempstress. [Surrendered and accepted.]

18 September 1819—Adam Culley, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Caesar Fulshire as a carpenter.

13 December 1819—Elijah Whitehurst, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to James Caton as a shoemaker.

14 December 1819—Kelsey, a boy of color aged 14 years, bound to William Powers as a shoemaker.

1820

[n.d. but filed in the 1820 folder]—"Ordered that all Orphans of every description presented by the Grand Jury be brought by the Sheriff or one of the deputies to the next Court, that they may be bound to suitable persons."

[March 1820]—"A Report of the Grand Jury of March Term 1820 the Following Orphans who ought to be bound out to masters the following is the Orphins. Daniel Fulsher, Andrew Tingle, Shadrick Stoks, James Morris, James Wade, John Chesnutt. [What follows is the signatures of the Grand Jurors] Elijah Scott, Form. James Nelson, Smith Delamar, H. Marrett, Jno. Broten, James Lovick, Evean Jones, Enoch Gatlin, Thos. Daniels. Lott Holton, Perry Holton, [illegible], Joseph Carruthers."

14 March 1820—Mary York, an orphan aged 6 years, bound to James Kennedy as a sempstress. [Endorsement reads "bind to Rebecca Kennedy."]

17 March 1820—James Ryal, an orphan aged 18 years, bound to Lucas B. Herritage as a sail maker.

June 1820—"From the representation of Mr. Cason Scott the grand jury are of an opinion that Jno. Caton minor aged about 14 years should be bound out. The said Jno Caton is in the neighbourhood of Bayriver in the employ of James Howard. Jno. Oliver."

June 1820—"From the representation of Mr. Fredrick Carney the grand jury are of an opinion that George Collins aged 9 or 10 years should be bound out. The said George Collins lives in the neighbourhood of Swift Creek. Jno. Oliver, foreman."

June 1820—"From the representation of Mr. Adam Gaskins the grand jury are of an opinion that two persons of colour, one by the name of Morning Moor aged 12 years, & the other by the name of Nancy Moor aged 8 or 9 years should be bound out. The said Morning & Nancy Moor live in the neighbourhood of Big Swift Creek near Bear Branch. Jno. Oliver, form."

10 June 1820—Thomas Owens, an orphan aged 16 years 6 months, bound to Adam Scott as a shoemaker.

13 June 1820—William Herritage, an orphan aged 11 years, bound to Nathan L. Chapman as a carpenter.

11 September 1820—Mary York, an orphan aged 7 years, bound to Rebecca Kennedy as a sempstress.

12 December 1820—James Banks, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to Levi Gaskins as a cooper.

12 December 1820—Julia Ann Latshaffe, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Jeremiah Heath as a spinstress.

13 December 1820—Charles Chase, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Charles Stewart as a tailor.

 


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