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Records from 1821 to 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.

 


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