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Records, No Date-1769

[Begin first reel G.028.2028002: Craven County Apprentice Bonds, 1748-1835]

Bonds with no dates

No date—Richard Daves, orphan of Richard Daves, aged 9 years apprenticed to Joseph Jones until 21 years as a Mariner.

No date—Orphans presented: Henry Brown in New Berne, William Henry Slade on Bay River, Widow Stone Son, Widow Barber Son.

No date—Presentment: Daniel Williams son and daughter Eizure; Sarah Jane Rue son Edward; Mary Richardson 2 sons Joseph and Sam; Zilpha Davis son John; Nelly Murphry sons Edward and James; William Bowen son of Mahala Bowen.

No date—Alexander Price, orphan; Eliza Biggs, Mary Bigs orphans in the neighborhood of Mr. Hyman and Holton on Hancocks Creek. [Note: Alexander Price was apprenticed to Noah Price on 15 November 1842.]

No date—Grand Jury notice that the following boys be bound out: James Williams living on Otter Creek, south side of Neuse River; George Hodge son of Marthey Hodge free person of color living on the Head of Bay River. Jos. Carter, Foreman.

No date—Moner McWayne son Thomas; Kisziah Letta daughter of the same; Apha daughter; Amy and Margaret; Phillis Godfrey-Lewis and Lawrence; Sena a colored woman estate Steward Moses and Brother; Adam Smith son Bill.

No date—Orphan Boys: George Chace; James Hobb; Wiley Barrett; Curtis Barrett; David Sivils; William Sevils; Ezekiel Clark; Percil Heath; Samuel Hull (and a free Negro woman called Free Poll that has six children: girl Betsey, girl Sally, Boy Jim, the rest unknown living in Capt. Cambell’s District.) The following living in adultery: Benjamin Watson and Polly Carmack and Richard Watson to a Miss Carmack; Hezekiah Waters and a woman living with him; Wm Moore and a woman unknown; Orphans to be bound out J. Henry, Robert Henry, and William Henry sons of Robert Henry, decd.

No date—Willie Vendrick son of Jesse Vendrick in the neighborhood of Wilkinson’s Point; Caleb Broughton and Saml. Howland of [New Bern]; William H. Slade, north side of Bay River; and Ellis, a Boy of Colour son of Patsey Laughinghouse, a white woman near Swifts Creek (Bryans) Bridge.

No date—Orphan boy named Charles Joscelin aged 8 years or thereabouts is in the care of Edw. Carraway, Jr., of Adams Creek.

No date—Orphans Chas. Lamar [Laman?] about 7 years. Jas. W. Gaskins wants him bound to him.

No date—Jas. Williams, Obed Williams, Shadk. Pait, and Henry Smith orphans living in New Bern.

No date—Henry Smith orphan aged 10 years on Lower Broad Creek.

No date—Orphan children: George Chace; a young girl living with Betsy Chace; David Styron; John West; William West; James Price; Henry Griffin; William Daw; Lewis Griffin; Joseph son of Polly Long; Simon, son of Free Cate; William Smith; William Friou; John Friou; Thomas Harris; James Hobbs; James McMains; Thomas, eldest son of Polly Smith; John Sheffield; Easter Everington.

No date—Sally Hill and Richard Hill, orphans of James Hill; 4 or 5 children of Lany Tire are at present troublesome to the town.

No date—The Wardens of the Poor recommend that Polly Hawkins, a poor girl, be bound to Mr. Meadows.

No date—Gemima Michel requests her son, William Mitchell about 14 years old, be bound to Benajah Caton. Witnessed by William R. Caton.

Bonds Dated 1740s to 1760s

March 1748—Charles B-----, aged 2 years on the 10th of last June, bound to Ebenezer Hall as a shoemaker. [Court minutes indicates Charles Bullard was bound to Ebenezer Hall.]

10 August 1754—John Carney, son of Mary Carney, binds himself to Zebulon Rice, shoemaker, to learn his trade for the term of 6 years.

12 August 1757[?]—Joseph Fulsher[?], with the consent of his mother, bound to Richard Etheridge as a house carpenter.

19 May 1759—Thomas Harris, orphan, bound as a tanner to Dr. Thomas Haslin for 7 years from date when Harris arrives at 21.

10 October 1760—Toney Spellman, orphan of the age of 2 years, son to Sarah Spelman a free Negro wench, bound to Joseph Leech in the plantation business.

10 October 1760—Jacob Steelman [Spellman?] an orphan of the age 4 years 9 months son to Sarah, bound to Joseph Leech in the plantation business.

7 April 1761—Lydia, a free Negro girl aged 13 years, bound to Mrs. Anna Bryan until 18 in the house and plantation business.

9 April 1761—David Evans, orphan aged 11 years 4 months, bound to Thomas Swafford as a cord winder.

9 April 1761—Charles Roach, orphan son of John Roach, decd., aged 15 years and [?] months, bound to Thomas Swafford as a cord winder.

8 July 1761—Thomas Smith, orphan son of John Smith, decd., aged 13 years, bound to Peter Duke, weaver, as a weaver.

7 [missing] 1762—Aaron, a free Negro boy aged 9 years, bound to Mrs. Anna Bryan in the plantation business.

7 April 176? [2?]—David, a free base born Negro aged 7 years, bound to Mrs. Anna Bryan in the plantation business. [A second copy with the date 1762 names David, a free Negro boy]

7 April 1762—Acey, a free Negro boy aged 11 years, bound to Mrs. Anna Bryan in the plantation business.

July 1762—David Goddard, orphan aged 13 years 6 months bound to Abner Neale, Jr. as a cooper.

7 July 1762—Enos Simpkins, an orphan boy aged 11 years, bound to Garrett Hyman as a cord winder.

8 July 1763—John Meavis, orphan of Mark Meavis, decd., aged 14 years, bound to James Cunningham until 21 as a Taylor.

8 July 1763—Jacob Fulsher, orphan of Joseph Fulsher, decd., aged 15 years, bound to Robert Burney as a shop joiner.

5 July 1764—Ball, a baseborn Negro child 3 years and 10 months, bound to Peter Rhem as a servant.

6 January 1764—Esmey Beasley, orphan aged 7 years, bound to Philip Miller until 18.

4 April 1764—Daniel Bush, orphan of Levi Bush, decd., aged 7 years, bound to Frederick Acreman as a cooper.

7 April 1764—Arthur Butler, orphan aged 16 years, bound to Thomas Swafford as a cord winder.

4 April 1764—William Bush, orphan of Levi Bush, decd., aged 18 years, bound to Frederick Acreman as a cooper.

7 January 1764—Richard Daves, orphan of Richard Daves, decd., aged 9 years, bound to Joseph Jones, merchant, as a mariner.

6 January 1764—Lafley Beesley, orphan of [Oxford?] and Nancy Beesley, decd., aged 10 years, bound until 21 years old to George Koonce as a cooper.

4 April 1764—Daniel Bush, orphan of Levi Bush, decd., aged 7 years, bound to Frederick Acreman as a cooper.

5 July 1764—Hannah, a base born Negro child aged 1 year 4 months, bound to Peter Rhem as a servant until 21 years old.

5 January 1765—Thomas Scott, orphan aged 13 years, bound to Dr. Thomas Hasline as a mariner.

June 1768—Arthur Butler complains that Thomas Swaffer [Swafford?] is keeping him at servile labor and not teaching him to be a cordwinder.

 


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