I can’t count the number of times I have looked over the deed abstracts for these Andersons… somehow I just never made this connection… hand meet glove:
Edge. Co (Halifax) Db 1, page 54, deed date 15 Feb 1732/3, recorded
(Feb Ct 1733), (John Scot), Edgecombe Precinct to Henry Goff and Mary,
his wife, same place for 4 pds, a tract on the south side of Conoconary
Swamp beginning at a red oak and running (westwardly) 100 poles to
another red oak and then northerly (76) poles to another red oak then
eastwardly 200 poles to a hickory then south a straight line to the
first tree, containing 100 acres being part of a tract of 450 acres
which said John Scot had ( ), signed John Scot, Elizabeth Scot,
Wm Anderson, George ( ). “The above deed from John and Elizabeth
Scot to Henry Goff” was proved by the oath of Wm Anderson. (NOTE: Mary
may have been wife of John Scot, not Henry Goff, deed hard to read and
confusing.) Abstracted Jan 07, NCA film C.037.40001, CTC.
pg. 54 JOHN SCOT and ELIZABETH SCOT of Edge. Prect. to HENRY GOFF of Edge. Prect. 15 Feb. 1732/3 4 pounds in cash 100 acres more or less on the south side of Conocanary swamp, being part of 450 acres the sd. JOHN had formerly taken up Wit: WILLIAM ANDERSON, GEORGE NORRIS Reg. Edge. Prect. Nov. Ct. 1733 Robert Forster C. Ct.
pg. 154 WILLIAM GILL of Edge. Co., planter to JOHN STEELE of Edge. Co., merchant 6 Aug. 1754 35 pounds current money of Va. 360 acres on Beaverdam swamp, joining BENJAMIN NEVILLE, THOMAS GILL, HARMON REED, AARON PENRIGHT and the swamp Wit: ELIZABETH JONES, WILLIAM ANDERSON, GILBERT HAYS Reg. Edge. Co. Nov. Ct. 1754 B. Wynns C. Ct.
pg. 263 Inventory of the household goods, furniture, stock and other goods and chattles of JOHN STEELE of Edge. Co. merchant which is being sold by the sd. STEELE to JOHN WATSON of Suffolk Town, Va. merchant this 15 July 1755 Wit: JOHN GILCHRIST, WILLIAM ANDERSON Reg. Edge. Co. Aug Ct. 1755 J. Montfort C. Ct.
pg. 308 JOHN STEELE of Edge. Co. merchant to JOHN WATSON of Suffolk Town, Va. merchant the — day of July 1755 35 pounds current money of Va. 360 acres on Beaverdam, joining BENJAMIN NEVILLE, THOMAS GILL and HARMON REED all houses, buildings etc. land lately purchased by the sd. STEELE of WILLIAM GILL and is a grant to the sd. GILL 1 May 1754 Wit: CHARLES ELIOTT, WILLIAM ANDERSON Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1755 J. Montfort C. Ct.
pg. 320 JOHN LEE of Edge. Co. to THOMAS KNITE of Edge. Co. 26 Jan. 1744 7 pounds Va. currency 400 acres on the south side of Morratuck river, joining CHARITY CARNOLES, the pocosin and WILLIAM ANDERSON Wit: WILLIAM TAYLOR, WILLIAM REDDON, THOMAS PRICE Reg. Edge. Co. Feb. Ct. 1744 Robert Forster C. Ct.
2 pages (front and back) digital images
source: NC Archives…online, search: William Anderson
Transcribed, Marc Anderson, 2010
George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To the Sheriff of the County of Halifax Greeting. We command you———–
that you take the body of Daniel Duncan and Ann his wife late of Chowan County in the Province above said Administratrix of all and Singular the goods and Chattles, Rights and Credits of William Anderson late Deceased —————- (if to be found in your Bailiwick) and Him safely keep, so that you have Him before our Chief Justice, and his Associate Justice of our Superior Court of Justice to be held for the District of Edenton at the Court-House in Edenton on the Twentyth Day of November next; then and there to Answer Samuel Riddick of a plea of Trespass on the Case Damage Twenty Pounds Proclamation Money——–
Herein fail not, and have you there this Writ. Witness Charles Berns? Esq; Chief Justice of our Province, at Edenton the Twentyth Day of May in the ? Year of our Reign, Anno Dom. 1763
B Becher Saml Johnston ?C
Adm tx } ?? Writ?
To Edenton Nov ?
Sup. Ct? 1763
Daniel Duncan no inhabitant
lives in Orange County Thos. Langley Ds
George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To the Sheriff of the County of Orange Greeting. We command you as before that you take the Body of Daniel Duncan and Ann his wife late of Chowan County in the Province above said Administratrix of all & Singular the Goods & Chattles, Rights & Credits of William Anderson late Deceased——-
(if to be found in your Bailiwick) and him safely keep, so that you have him before our Chief Justice, and his Assistant, at the next Superior Court of Justice, to be held for the District of Edenton at the Court-House in Edenton on the XXth Day of May next; then and there to answer Samuel Riddick of a Plea of Trespass on the Case Damage Twenty Pounds Proclamation Money
Herein fail not, and have you there this Writ. Witness Charles Berry Esq. Chief Justice of our said Province, at Edenton the first Day of December in the fourth Year of our Reign, Anno Dom 1763
Anderson’s Ad r} ?
Not to be found
Thos Hart Sher
There is one Danl Duncan in Our County late from Halifax, but
denys that his wife is of the Name of Ann, but I think inform’d my
Deputy her name was Mary
Samuel Riddick appears to be the Clerk of the Court as this random document shows…
MCKINZIE, JOHN Nansemond County, Va.
March 2, 1754. April Court, 1754. Sons: JOHN (795 acres of land at Skeehawkee in Tyrrell County and 305 acres in the Island of Carolina in Bertie County), KENNETH (1000 acres of land at Skeehawkee), WILLIAM (300 acres of land on Ronoke River in Bartie County). Daughters: JANIT and ANN. Executors: WM. GRAY (brother-in-law), CAPT. JOHN HILL of Bertie County and JAMES PUGH and PASCO TURNER of Nansemond County. Witnesses: JAMES PUGH, JAMES WRIGHT, CHRISTIAN GOOD. Clerk of the Court: SAMUEL RIDDICK. This is taken from a copy of the will of the above named MCKINZIE certified to North Carolina by the Court of Nansemond County, Va. Provision in will directs executors to provide for the removal of family to North Carolina.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 234)
Halifax Co. NC Deeds
5 June 1756, Barnaby Melton of Northampton Co. NC, gent., to Daniel Duncan of Edgecomb Co. NC, £25 VA money, 220 acres in Edgecomb Co. on south side great Quartly? Creek, together with houses, etc. Wit. Thomas Barrett, Thomas Chappell, Wm. Evatt.
5 May 1760, David Mims/Mimms and wife Judith of Johnston Co. NC to Daniel Duncan in Halifax Co., £50 VA money, 120 acres corner John Cotton. Wit. Joshua Latom, John Cotton.
5 May 1760, John Cotton of Northampton Co. NC to Daniel Duncan of Halifax Co., £20, 100 acres on south side Quankey? Creek joining lands of Daniel Duncan aforesaid and Beaver Pond. Wit. Joshua Latom, Mary Cotton.
All these references above are near William Anderson of Halifax. I have no idea how Duncan wound up in Chowan County and got the LAW on his trail… but within a year after Wm. Anderson’s death he was in Orange County…
9 Jan. 1765, Daniel Duncan of Orange Co. NC to Richard Bishop of Halifax Co. NC, £130, 540 acres on south side Quankey Creek. Wit. Mark Killingsworth, Jarrard Wallis.
Orange Co NC Ct Min May 1763 ordered that the following persons work on the road whereof Daniel Duncan is overseer to wit: Wm Bustard, Jacob Roberson, Thos Whitton, John Oakes, Daniel Smith, Isaac Allen, Wm Chambers Sr, Adam Lackey, Jonathan Allen, Francis Wright, Daniel Duncan, Leonard Huff and Alexander Roberson.
Orange Co NC Ct Min Feb 1765 ordered that Geo Black, Gresham Allen, Isaac Fitzwood, Jacob Robinson Sr, Phillips Phillips and Hugh Dobbin work on the road whereof Daniel Duncan besides those that formerly worked under him.
Minutes of the Upper House of the North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina. General Assembly
January 01, 1771 – January 26, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 347-384
Gentlemen of His Majestys Honble Council,
This House having been informed that Danl Duncan of Orange County was strongly suspected and charged with making and uttering the counterfeit Bills of this Province, directed the said Danl Duncan to be brought to the Bar of House, who being brought accordingly, and on examination no proof appearing against him, This House have Resolved he be discharged and that he be allowed ten pounds for his expenses in coming to and returning from the Assembly to be paid by the Treasurers or one of them out of the contingent fund, and desire you Honors concurrence thereto
R. CASWELL, Speaker.
Jas. Green, Junr Clk.
Then on motion the said Resolve was concurred with
J. HASELL, P.
J. B., Clk.
Gentlemen of His Majesty’s Honble Council,
This House have Resolved that Dorcas Bathurst be allowed the sum of two pounds ten shillings; she having made it appear that in the storm of 7th September 1769 she lost a sum equal to that in proclamation money which we have directed to be paid her out of the sinking fund and desire your Honors concurrence.
So let me get this straight….Duncan beats the rap on counterfeiting and the lovely and gracious Dorcas claims an Act of God and nets £2 10s.
Rd CASWELL, Speaker.
In the Assembly the 5th Jany 1771.
Volume 08, Pages 385-479
The Sergeant at Arms having returned on the Speakers Warrant to him directed as follows, Vizt,
“By virtue of the within precept, I have taken into my custody the body of Daniel Duncan, of Orange County, whom I have ready to deliver at the Bar of the House; John Alston not to be found. I also took into custody the body of the within named George Martin, who was laboring under an indisposition which rendered him incapable of traveling, so that it was not in my power to remove him without manifest danger of his life.”
Whereupon the said Daniel Duncan was brought to the Bar of the House, and being examined and no proof appearing against him, Resolved the said Daniel Duncan be discharged, and that he be allowed ten pounds for his expences in coming to and returning from the Assembly.
On motion ordered the following message be sent to the Council,
Gentlemen of His Majestys Honble Council,
This House having been informed that Daniel Duncan of Orange County was strongly suspected and charged with making and uttering the counterfeit Bills of this Province, directed the said Daniel Duncan to be brought to the Bar of the House; who being brought accordingly, and on examination no proof appearing against him, This House have Resolved he be discharged, and that he be allowed ten pounds for his expence in coming to and returning from the Assembly, to be paid by the public Treasurers or one of them out of the contingent fund, and desire your Honors concurrence thereto.
R. CASWELL, Speaker.
Sent by Mr Dunn and Mr Locke.
Recd from the Council the Resolve of this House regarding an allowance to Daniel Duncan, In the upper House concurred with.
J. HASELL, P. C.
Sent by Mr Dunn and Mr Locke.
Received from His Excellency the Governor the two Resolves of this House, for allowing Daniel Duncan £10 and Dorcas Bathurst £2 10s.
Also the following Message, Vizt,
Mr Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly
I return your Resolves for allowing Daniel Duncan the sum of £10 and Dorcas Bathurst the sum of £2 10s. both concurred with.
January 7th 1771.
Was Ann the wife of William Anderson? The Duncan researchers claim his wife was Mary.
Why did the warrant (writ) use the term “administratrix”?
I’m not even going to ask who in hell was Dorcas Bathurst …
update: not sure what to make of this?
Marriages of Early Edgecombe County N.C. 1733-1868 by Williams & Griffin
Anderson, William – Ann McDonald, 2 Nov 1762, James McDonald, John Spendelow [I’m pretty sure Spendelow was the Court clerk]