McCords in Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1779

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TRYON COUNTY

NORTH CAROLINA

MINUTES OF THE

COURT OF PLEASE

AND QUARTER SESSIONS

1769-1779

BY

BRENT H. HOLCOMB

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TRYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS

1769-1779

[April term 1769]

Pursuant to an Act of Assembly of the Province aforesaid, bearing date of the fifth of December, One thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight, and, in the ninth year of his Majesty’s reign, for dividing Mecklenburg County into two distinct counties by the Name of Mecklenburg county and Tryon County, and other purposes in the said Act mentioned.

His Majesty’s commission under the Great Seale of the Province aforesaid, appointing Thomas Neil Ju’r, William Moore, William Watson, William Twitty, John Retzhoupt, James Mcilwean, Henry Clark, Jonas Bedford, John Gordon, John Walker, Henry Holman, Robert Harris Jr, and David Anderson, Esqrs., Justices, assigned to keep the peace for the county of Tryon aforesaid was read in open court, and also  Commission and Dedimus Potestatum empowering the said justices to administer all oaths, appointed by Act of Parliament for the qualifications of all public officers, and also such other oaths as are appointed by the Act of Assembly for the qualification of all officers, according to their several commissions.

Agreeable to the above Commissioners, Thomas Neil Jr., William Moore, William Watson, and John Retzhoupt, came into open Court and took the oaths appointed by Law for the qualification of Public Officers and also the Oath of Justices of the Peace for the County of Tryon afsd., made and subscribed the declaration and took their seats on the bench accordingly.

Ezekial Polk came into court and produced his commissions [page torn] and took the oath…

At the same time came Alexander Martin into court and produced a license appointed him Attorney for the Crown in said county, who took the oaths by Law appointed for the qualification of public officers, subscribed the test, took the oath of an Attorney and took his place accordingly.

At the same time came Waightstill Avery produced a license appointed him Attorney for the Crown in said county, who took the oaths by Law appointed for the qualification of public officers, subscribed the test, took the oath of an Attorney and took his place accordingly.

At the same time John Dunn, Samuel Spencer, and James Forsyth appeared in court and took the oaths by Law appointed for the qualification of public officers, subscribed the test, took the oath of an Attorney and took their places accordingly.

Ordered by the Court that David Byers & John Brandon serve as Constables in room of John Black and he [sic] swear in before William Watson.

Court adjourned for One Hour. Met according to adjournment. Present: Thomas Neil Jr., William Moore, William Watson, and John Retzhoupt, Esquires.

John Walker and David Anderson came into court and took the oaths by Law appointed for the qualification of public officers, subscribed the test, took the oath … [torn] their place accordingly.

 

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The Grand Jury

1  James Campbell, foreman

2 Alex’r Campbell

3 Jabez Evans

4 David Davies

5 James Thompson

6 Saml Gray

7 And’w McNabb

8 James McCord

9 John Foster

10 Sam’l Simpson

11 Thomas Black

12 Wiliam Henry

13 John Manner [?]

14 John McFaddon

15 Wm. McElwee

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Rich’d Jones vs Phillip Henson. Case.

The Petty Jury

1 Robert Loony

2 Wm Lusk

3 Benj’a Rice

4 Sam’l Gray

5 John Potts

6 Robert Robertson

7 Rob’t Gordon

8 James McCord

9 Gilbert Watson

10 John Hampton

11 Wm Aken

12 James Moore

Jury Impanneled & Sworn the Plantiff being solemnly Called failed to prosecute and Suffered a Non pross.

Charles Purvians[?] vs Richd & Wm. Farr. Case. Same Jury. Jury Impanneled & sworn find for the Plff and assess his Damages to (pound sterling) 11 2 8 and /6 Costs.

 

Rich’d Price vs Ab’m Bogard. Case.

The Petty Jury

1 Robert Loony

2 Wm Lusk

3 Benj’a Rice

4 John Potts

5 Robert Robertson

6 Robert Gordon

7 James McCord

8 John Lewis

9 Gilbert Watson

10 John Hampton

11 James Moore

12 Nicholas Fisher

Jury Impanneled & sworn find for the Plff and assess his Damages to (pound sterling) 10 16 and /6 Costs.

Gasper Clute vs George Pariss. Case. Same Jury. Jury Impanneled & sworn find for the Plff and assess his Damages to (pound sterling)– 1d and /6 Costs.

 

Nicholas Fisher vs John Conner. Case.

The Petty Jury

1 Robert Loony

2 Wm Lusk

3 Benj’a Rice

4 John Potts

5 Robert Robinson

6 Robert Gordon

7 James McCord

8 John Lewis

9 Gilbert Watson

10 John Hampton

11 James Moore

12 John Davison

Jury Impanneled & Sworn find for the Plff and assess his Damages to (pound sterling)  9 & /6 Costs.

Francis Beaty vs John Elder. Case. Same Jury. Jury Impanneled & sworn find for the Plff and assess his Damages to (pound sterling) 8 12 10 & /6 Costs.

Francis Adams vs Henry Turner. Case. Same Jury. Jury Impanneled & sworn find for the Plff and assess his Damages to (pound sterling) 4 3 4 & /6 Costs.

 

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April term 1771

The King vs George Ison.

The Petty Jury

1 John Patton

2 James Witherow

3 Joseph Neel

4 Nath’l Clark

5 James Wilson

6 James Coburn

7 James Clinton

8 Garvin Black

9 James McCord

10 Jno Lusk

11 James Duff

12 Jno Woods

Jury Impanneled and Sworn find the Defendant Guilty in Manner & Form Charged in Bill of Indictment and Fine Forty Shillings prock.

 

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A Deed of Sale from James McCord to Francis Gaskins for 150 Acres of land Dated the sixteenth Day of February 1773 proved by Wm. Alston Evidence thereto. Ordered to be Registered.

 

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McCord, James 26,46,47,64,124. McCord, John 172.

If this James McCord was found in Tryon County at its formation from Mecklenburg County, does this mean that he will be found in the Mecklenburg records prior to 1769? I will presume that he had been in the area for a while since he was frequently on a jury list, and was a recognized member of the community.

And if nothing else, perhaps I can disprove that he is a member of my family, which would decrease the available pool of candidates…

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