Davis Esquire came into Court & took his Seat. Then were the Grand Jury called
and Sworn as follows: 1. James Coor Foreman, 2. Jeremiah Pritchard, 3. Henry Purse?, 4.
Adam Tooly, 5. Frederick Fonville, 6. Jon Bedscot, 7. William Dixon, 8. Samuel Lawson, 9.
Solomon Caton, 10. James Hancock, Jr., 11. William Tisdale, 12. Jeremiah King, 13. Peter
Physioc, 14. Ros_? Bratcher, 15. William Isler who being
for a Writ of Error granted the said Brasher? giving Thos. Bracker Junr. and James McDaniel Secy. in the Sum of Forty
Pounds Proc. money motion for Writ of Error with drawn.
Last Will and Testament of Thomas Martin Deceased was Exhibited into Court and proved by
the Oath of Thomas Bracher one of the Subscribing Evidences
thereto agreeable to Law, Sarah Martin Executrix therein Named Qualified as Such.
Ordered that Mr. Secretary have Notice thereof that Letters of Testamentary Issue thereon
||The last Will and
Testament of Thomas Bradshaw Deceased was duly Proved by the
Oath of John Gunter One of the subscribing Witnesses thereto agreeable to Law, At the same
time Mrs. (blank) Bradshaw Widow and Excutrix took the Oath by Law appointed for her
Ordered that William Simmons an Orphan Boy Aged Thirteen Years to be Bound apprentice to Thomas Bratcher until he attain to Twenty One Years to learn the
Read the Petition of George Hays praying that he may be Admitted to the Benefit of Act for
the Relief of Insolvent Debtors Ordered that the Creditors of the Said George be Summoned
to shew Cause &c. why the said George should not be Admitted to the Benefit
aforesaid. George Hays a. Jone Jones: Inquiry. 1. John Fonvielle Jr. 2.
Timothy Clear, 3. Willo. Bartlet, 4. Rigdon Brice, 5. Charles Rew, 6. Joseph Pittman, 7.
Peter Physioc, 8. Joseph Hall, 9. John McKay, 10. John Griffin, 11.
Thomas Bratcher, 12. Daniel Holland. The above Jury Impannelled and Sworn
find their Verdict for Plaintiff and assess 1d. Damages and 6d. Costs
Pindar Senr. Guarn. to F. Brice Jr. a. Francis Brice: Issue. 1. Obadiah Always, 2.Robert
Reynolds, 3. Joseph Loftin, 4. Thomas Bratcher, 5. Robert
Wallis, 6. Frederick Acreman, 7. Samuel Roberts, 8. William Dunn, 9. Francis Dawson, 10.
Joseph Rhem, 11. William Wickliffe, 12. Thomas Parsons. The above Jury Impanelled
and Sworn Plaintiff Called not appearing. Non Suit.
Davis & Thomas C. Howe Esqrs. Came into Court and took their Seats on the Bench.
Thomas Clifford Howe a. Kiah Johnson: Inquiry. 1. William Bryan, 2. Jacob
Miller, 3. James Pearce, 4. Benjamin Sutton, 5. Ezekiel Adams, 6. Harris Yeomans, 7. Bazil
Smith, 8. Robert Reynolds, 9. Joseph Loftin, 10. Thomas Bratcher,
11. Robert Wallis, 12. Frederick Acreman. The above Jury Impannelled and Sworn to
find for Plaintiff £15:7:6 & 6d. Costs. Plaintiff Remits £10:8:6.
Execution to Issue for £4:19:0.
McLin a. John, Joseph & Thomas Pittman: Issue. 1. Jacob Miller, 2. Obadiah
Always, 3. James Pearce, 4. Ezekiel Adams, 5. John Knox, 6. Richd. Graves, 7. Elihu Hall,
8. Joseph Loftin, 9. Thomas Rowe, 10. Thomas Bratcher, 11.
Bernard Parkinson, 12. Josiah Ridgway. The above Jury Impanneleld and Sworn find
their Verdict that the Defendants did assume and assess £20 proclamation Money Damages
and 6. Costs.
||3/15/1771: Thomas Bratcher as next of kin to Benjamin Riggs Deceased prayed
administration on said Estate which was Granted. At the same time he Entered into
Bond with James Conway and George Carpentar Securitys in the Sum of £150 and Qualified as
Administrator as agreeable to Law.
John McGraw who &c. a. Thomas Kent: Issue in Debt upon the Act of Assembly for
concealing Taxables. 1. Timothy Clear, 2. Michael Koonce, 3. John Smith, 4. Joseph Loftin,
5. Thomas Heath, 6. Thomas Bratcher, 7. Charles Johnston, 8.
Simon Speight, 9. Frederick Hargett, 10. Solomon Vickers, 11. Silas Stevenson, 12.
Beverley Rew. The above Jury impannelled and Sworn find their Verdict that the
Defendant is Indebted in Manner and form as set forth in the Plaintiffs Declaration ans
assess 6d. Damages & 6d. Costs. Mr. Caswell on behalf of the Defendant Moved in
Arrest of Judgment and filed Reasons &c. Ordered that the same lye over for Argument
||9/10/1771: Thomas Bratcher came into Court and agreed to Surrender his Right
to the Service of His Apprentice William Simmons, Soloman Vickers appeared and Agreed to
accept of the said Apprentice and to Comply with the Covenants made on the part of
Bratcher in the Indenture aforesaid, to which the Court Consented.
Speight who as well for himself as the Church Wardens of Christs Church Parish for the use
of the Parish who Sues in this behalf a. Philip McQuillen: Issue Debt on Act of Assembly
for £20 for fire? Huntin &c. 1. Michael Koonce, 2. John Smith, 3. Joseph Loftin, 4.
Thomas Heath, 5. Thomas Bratcher, 6. Charles Johnston, 7.
Frederick Hargett, 8. Solomon Vickers, 9. Silas Stevenson, 10. Beverly Rew, 11. Richard
Graves, 12. John Green. The above Jury impannelled and Sworn find their Verdict that
the Defendant is Indebted in manner set forth in the Plaintiffs Declaration and assess 6d.
Damages and 6d. Costs. Judgment.
that Thomas Roe have adminstration on the Estate of John Acreman Decd. a Minor giving
Securitys Wm. Wynn & Thomas Bratcher in the sum of £500
at the same time he Qualified agreeable to Law
||Craven County, North Carolina: Court Minutes: 1764-1771, Book VI, Weynette Parks
243 Argonne Drive, Durham, N.C. 27704-1423
||Craven County, North Carolina: Court Minutes: 1767-1778, Book VII, Weynette Parks
Haun, 243 Argonne Drive, Durham, N.C. 27704-1423