Estate Record of Constantine Luton







To the worshipful the County Court of Common Pleas and quarter sessions for the County of Pasquotank your petitioner humbly sheweth that whereas my father Constantine Luton died without will or testament and left - different tracts of lands undisposed of your petitioner prays that men may be appointed to divide said land among the lawfull representatives ? your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. 9th Sept. 1807 /s/ Hervey Luton Copy ? Will. T. Muse, Clk (clerk) State of North Carolina Pasquotank County September Term 1807 On Petition of Hervey Luton (a copy thereof is above) Ordered that Thaddeus Freshwater, John A. Brasher, Joseph S. Brasher, Thomas Jordan (?) Senr. & Benjamin Lowry be appointed commissioners to divide by proper metes and bounds between each heir, their parts or proportion of the lands of which Constantine Luton died seized and posserssed and that they make a return of their proceedings under their hands and seals to the next Term of this Count. Test. Will. T. Muse Clk. State of No. Carolina Pasquotank County Sept. Term 1806 Ordered that William Banks Esq. A Justice of the Peace, Hugh Knox, John L. Brasher and Stephen Banks(?) freeholders, be appointed to lay off ? to Miriam Luten widow of Constantine Luten, deceased, a part of the provisions, crop and stock agreeable to act of assembly and that they make a report of their proceedings to the next Term of this Court. Test. Will. T. Muse, Clk. September Term 1807 Miriam Luton widow of Constantine Luton ? petition and pray your Honorable Worships now sitting in court at Elizabeth to grant unto hr the said Miriam order of Court to lay of(f) her thirds of the lands belonging to the said Constant and agreeable to Law and also humbly pray that your Worships will order and appoint that it may be done at the time of the dividing the said lands between the lawfull representatives given under my hand. Test John Brasher Miriam (her mark) Luten State of North Carolina To the sheriff of Pasquotank County, greetings. You are hereby commanded to summon a jury of freeholders in pursance to an Order of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for your said County, connected with the party neither by consanguinity or affinity and entirely disinterested to meet on certain lands of which Constantine Luton died seized and possessed first giving ten days notice to the appointed party for the purpose of allotting and laying off to Miriam Luton widow of the said Constantine Luton deceased, her dower in the said lands (a copy thereof is hereunto annexed) . Herein fail not and of their proceedings therein, you are to cause a distribution to be made at the next Court to be held for the County aforesaid at the Court House in Elizabetrh City on the first Monday in December and have them there this writ. Witness: Wm. T. Muse, Clerk of the said Court at Elizabeth City the 10th day of September anno domino 07 and in the 32rd year of our Independence. 29th Sept. 1807 /s/ Will. T. Muse Clerk State N Carolina Pasquotank County In obedience to the annexed writ I John A. Freshwater Deputy Sheriff of the County aforesaid on the 28th November 1807 and in the XII year of the Independence said State aforesaid attended by William Chalk (?), Stephen Barnes (?), William Keaton, Christopher Cartwright, Lemuel Snowden, Nathan Overman, Henry Overman, Enoch Nichols, Charles Brite, William Gaskins, Demsey Jennings and James Jackson, freeholders, unconnected with Miriam Luten widow of Constantine Luton or the heirs or devisees of said Constantine Luton by consanguinity or affinity nd entirely disinterested by me duly summoned, came in proper person to a certain plantation whereof the said Constantine Luten, dec'd, died seized and possessed mentioned in the annexed writ, lying on Great Flatty Creek in the County aforesaid, containing twenty acres, more or less and the freeholders aforesaid being duly sworn and required to allot and set off to the said Meriam Luten one third part of the plantation aforesaid and comprised within the following limits and bounds, to wit: beginning at the ? bush running S 40 chains S 49 chains ? N 41 chains 8 ˝ ? N ? to the first Station and including the dwelling House of said Constantine Luton, dec'd in which he most generally dwelt ? before his decease and all the buildings thereunto belonging which being done I the said Deputy Sheriff and freeholders aforesaid put the said Meriam Luten in possession of the ? and further more we give and grant to the aforesaid Meriam Luton all priviledge of the wood land (viz) the use of fire wood and rail timber for the benefit of her aforesaid ?and ? way or lane to the main road and ?Test: ? Freshwater (followed by the signatures of the above named freeholders.) SUSANAH LUTEN ORPHAN OF CONSTANTINE LUTEN, DEC’D IN ACCOUNT WITH HERVEY LUTEN, GUARDIAN [left hand column] 1807 September To guardian bond 1817 February To expence in dividing land To 10 ? taxes paid sheriff for land May 25 cost paid clerk & master court of equity for sale of said Land Your part of the expense of keeping Negro George Guardian commissioin on L21-12-3 2/3 Cash paid clerk for recording Due the orphan [right hand column] 1808 February By this amt. Rec’d from Wm. Wilson, Administrator By ? years interest on ditto By rec’d of Rich’d Muse clk. & Master Court of Equity this sum For the sale of the land fell to her by the death of her Father ? 12 months credit(?) /s/ H. Luten, Guardian WILLIAM LUTEN ORPHAN OF CONSTANTINE LUTEN ACCOUNT WITH HERVEY LUTEN, GUARDIAN. [left hand column] 1817 September To Guardian Bond To expence in dividing Land 1818 February To paid Thomas Adams account To ? taxes paid sheriff on land May 25 To cash paid to clerk & Master Court of Equity for sale of land To your parte of the expence of keeping Negro George To guardian commission on 21 lbs 12 shilliungs 2 ˝ pence To cash paid the clerk To Balance due the orphan [right hand column] 1808 February By the amount received from William McGruder(?) 1817 May By amt. Received of Richard Muse, Clerk & Master Court of Equity the sum for the Sale of the Land fell to her by the Death of her father ? 12 months credit 10 years interest on 4 pounds 18 shillings 11 pence /s/ H. Luten, Guard(ian) POLLY M. LUTEN ORPHAN OF CONSTANTINE LIUTEN, DEC'D. IN ACCOUNT WITH HERVEY LUTEN GUARDIAN [left hand column] 1807 September To guardian bond 1808 To expense in dividing land To 10 ? taxes paid sheriff for land Cash paid to clerk & Master Court of Equity for Sale of said land Cash paid clerk for this account Your part of the expense of keeping Negro George Guardian Commission Due the Orphan [rught hand column] 1808 By the amount rec'd from Wm. Wilson, Admnr. By the amount rec'd of Rich'd. Muse Clerk Master Of the Court of Equity the sum For the sale of the land fell to her by the death Of her father and 12 month credit By 10 years interest on 4 lbs 18 sh 11 pence /s/ H. Luten, Guardian WILLIAM SNOWDEN ORPHAN OF THADDEUS SNOWDEN IN ACCCOUNT WITH HERVEY LUTEN, GUARDIAN [left column]] To guardian bond To cash paid clerk for this account Due the orphan [right column] 1810 By rec'd of Richard Muse Clk & Master of Equity this sum for the sale of the land formerly The property of Mary Keaton dec'd as William Snowden son of Thaddeus Snowden dec'd which Payment was due 12 & 18 months credit. /s/ H. Luten, Guardian THE ESTATE OF CONSTANTINE LUTON DEC'D IN ACCOUNT WITH WILLIAM WILSON ADMINISTRATOR 1806 Dec. To Clerks fees for administration To paid John Poole account for making coffin To Ditto Joseph S. Bechen (?) proved account To Ditto Joseph Poole To Ditto John Hanking To Ditto William Gordons ??? To Ditto Thaddus Freshwater proved account To Ditto Anthony Butler for ditto To Ditto paid for sundry articles for the widows year Provision and support of the family principal To paid Henry Luton proved account To ditto the printer for publishing the qualification of the Admnor. To Ditto Henry Lton for Grain part (?) To Ditto McDonald & Wilson account To Ditto John Robertsons proved account To Ditto Gabriel Bailey sheriff for tax for 1806 To Ditto James L. Shannonhouse's proved account To Ditto Joseph Banks commission (/) on L184.4.4 2/3? To Ditto paid Hervey Luton for Coffin for Millicent Luton To Adminor commission(?) on L191.? To Auditors Charge To Balance due the Estate. [right column] 1806 Sept. By amount of sales By rent of land By balance of John L. Brashear Account By received By Ditto of Jonathan Banks Ditto Meriam Luton, widow Fanny Palmer's heirs Phoebe Luton Henry Luton Constantine Luton Nancy Luton John Luton William Luton Susannah Luton Polly Luton each received 4 lbs 18 shillings 11 pence In pursuance to the annexed order of Court to us directed, we have audited and settled the above account of William Wilson Admtor of Constantine Luton, Dec'd and find a blance due said Estate of fifty four pounds eight shillings and four pence which we have divided amongst the respective representatives of said deceased as above. Given under our hands the 28th December 1808 /s/ T. Freshwater/Hugh Knox/Will T. Muse/ ? Clerk STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA Pasquotank County December Term 1807 On Petition of Harvey Luton (a copy thereof is annexed) ordered that John McDonald, Joseph S. Brasher,m Benjamin Lowry, Jonathan Banks and Charles Brite be appointed commissioners to divide by proper metes and bounds between each heirs their part or proportions of the lands of which Constantine Luton died seized and possessed and that they make a return of their proceedings under their hands and seals to the next Term of this Court. Test. /s/ Wm. T. Muse, Clerk (sketch showing division of property by nears names) In obedience to the annext Order of Court to us Directed we the Subscribers have divided the lands here directed to to be divided in the following manner. To viz: Constantine Luton part #1 as the plat describes - Fanny's heirs #2 - Susanna Luton #3 - Henry Luton #4 - Phoebe Luton #5 - Harvey Luton #6 - Nancy Luton #7 - William Luton #8 - Polly Luton #9 - John Luton #10--- The above Dividing Lines is all parallel to each other. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA Pasquotank County March Term 1808 Ordered that William S. Muse, Hugh Knox, Thaddus Freshwater and William Spence, or any three of them be appointed to audit and settle the Accounts of William Wilson Admnor of Constantine Luton deceased and that they also make a division of the balance among the legal representatives and make report. Teste Wm. Spence DC To the worshipfull the County Court of Common pleas and quarter Sessions for the County of Pasquotank your Petitioner humbly sheweth That whereas my father Constantine Luton died without will or testament and left different tracts of lands undisposed of your Petioner prays that men may be appointed to divide said land among the lawfull representatives and your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. 9th Sepr 1807 /s/ Hervey Luton Agreeable to the annexed Order of Court-writ the Subscribers being duly qualified, do allot and sett of unto Miriam Luten, widow of Constantine Luten, such provisions crop and stock as is in such case provided by law, to via- To 20 barrels corn To 3 ditto pork To 25 lb sugar To 5 gallons molasses To 15 lb coffee To 2 bushels yeopon * To ? ditto salt To 5 ditto wheat To 30 lbs hogs lard And the potatoe patch. We the Subscribers have allotted and sett of(f) unto Mirriam Luten widow of Constantine Luten the articles above mentioned this 16th Sepr. 1806. /s/ Wm. Banks/Hugh Knox/Jon'th Brashear/Stephen Barns(?) AN INVENTORY OF ALL THE GOODS & CHATTELS OF CONSTANTINE LUTON, DEC'D. 2 linen wheels - 1 loom and harnis - 2 sifters 1 disk - 1 tub 1 ? tooth drawers - 1 hone & straps - lott trumpery - a disk 1 che=ist 1 case - 1 Tray of meal barrel - 3 beds of furniture - 1 gun - a quantity of books of different kinds - Crockery ware & some chairs - some wooden ware - 1 saddle 2 potts 1 kittle -2 pott trammels - 1 hand mill - 2 empty casks - 5 ? wheat which was allotted to the wido - 2 grind stones - 1 wood saw 1 ? ditto - 2 saws 2 ditto 1 lott tools - 1 saw & auger 1 ditto - 1 lott chisels 1 ditto tools - 1 vise 1 paint stone - 6 ? - 17 lotts carpenters tools of different kind - 1 paint knife 1 glue bottle & kittle - 1 lott wood screws - 1 center (?) bitt - 1 saw 1 Turkey Stone - 1 ? chair ? - some vindigury (?) - 2 lott screws 1 mawl - 2 iron wiges (wedges?) - 1 frow - 1 Stilyard - 1 new linen wheel - sundry patterns 1 chist - 7 lott of old trumpery - 1 do timber 2 work benches - 2 benches 1 cut saw - 1turnings lott of tools - 1 wheel bench and rim - timber in the shops - some ash timber - some chairs shassis and plank - chair timber in the horse stable - 3 chair benches - 1 fish gig 3 axes - plows & ? 1 ox yoke - 1 scyth 1 grass (?) hook - 1 riding chair & harness - 1 ramrod bower (?) - 1 horse 1 silver watch - 3 stack hives 4 empty hives - 1 lott shingles - 1 yoke steers - 3 head dry cattle - 2 cows and calfs - the corn field on the plantation - one do in the wood - 19 head hogs - 4 do sheep - 1 ox cart - 1 hold fast(?) - 1 schales - an account rec'd of John L. Brasher to the amount of 4 lbs 5 sh 9 pence. Some other a/c on the books but not collected if they should prove to be due. /s/ Wm. Wilson, Administrator Agreeable to the annexed Order of Court-writ the Subscribers being duly qualified, do allot and sett of unto Miriam Luten, widow of Constantine Luten, such provisions crop and stock as is in such case provided by law, to via- To 20 barrels corn To 3 ditto pork To 25 lb sugar To 5 gallons molasses To 15 lb coffee To 2 bushels yeopon * To ? ditto salt To 5 ditto wheat To 30 lbs hogs lard And the potatoe patch. We the Subscribers have allotted and sett of(f) unto Mirriam Luten widow of Constantine Luten the articles above mentioned this 16th Sepr. 1806. /s/ Wm. Banks/Hugh Knox/Jon'th Brashear/Stephen Barns(?) AMOUNT OF THE SALES OF THE ESTATE OF CONSTANTINE LUTON DEC'D SOLD THE 16th SEPT 1806 BY JOSEPH BANKS, DEPT. SHERIFF [item description and buyers name] 1 linen wheel - widow 1 ditto - ditto 1 loom & harness - ditto 2 sifters - ditto 1 disk - John Brown 1 tub - George Fox 1 ? tooth drawers - George Fox 1 norn(?) of straps - Wm. Wilson lott trumpery - ditto [trumpery is odds and ends of no particular value] 1 dictionary - George Fox 1 large bible - Nehemiah Pendleton 1 disk (desk?) - George Fox 1 chist (chest) - widow 1 case of bottles - John Brown Tray of meal barrel - widow 1 bed of furniture - ditto 1 ditto - ditto 1 ditto - ditto 1 gun - Harvey Luton 1 lott books - John ? 1 book - ditto 1 lott books - Thomas Jordan 1 book - Hugh Knox 1 lott books - Wm. Banks 1 ditto - John McDonald 1 bible & hymn book - Wm. Wilson 1 book - John S. Brasher 1 distto - John Robinson 1 ditto - Nehimiah Pendleton all the crockey & the chairs - widow 1 saddle - Harvey Luton 2 potts - widow 1 kittle - Wm. Wilson 1 ptt trammel - widow 1 ditto ditto - Harvey Luton 1 hand mill - ditto 2 empty casks - widow 1 grind stone - Wm. Keaton 1 ditto - ditto 1 wood saw - John Pool son Jas turnant(?) ditto - John McDonald 2 saws - Wm. Wilson 2 lott ? Saws - John Pool son Jas 1 lott tools - John McDonald 1 saw & auger - Wm. Chack(?) 1 auger - George Fox 1 lot chisels - John Brown 1 lott tools - John McDonald 1 vise - ditto 2 plains (planes) - Wm. Wilson 1 lott tools - Harvey Luton 1 paint stone - John Pool son Jas[to grind raw pigment for paint] 4 plains - John McDonald 1 lott tools - John Pool son jas 1 ditto - ditto 1 ditto - ditto 1 ditto - John McDonald 1 ditto - John Pool son Jas 1 ditto - Wm. Chock 1 paint knife - John Pool son Jas 1 glew pot & kittle - ditto 1 lott tools - James Jackson 1 wood screw - John McDonald 1 lott tools - John Pool son Jas 1 ditto - Samuel Ferril 1 ditto - James Jackson 1 lott center bit - John Pool son Jas 1 lott tools - John Brown 1 box trumpery - Wm. Chalk(?) 1 ditto - John McDoanld 1 screw - Nehimiah Pendleton 1 lott trumpery - Joseph Newby 1 do do - Harvey Luton 1 do do - John McDonald 1 turkey stone - ditto 1 lott tools - Wm. Wilson 1 do do - Harvey Luton 1 ? chair ?- John McDonald 1 lott tools - Samuel Ferrell (Terrel?) 1 do do - John McDonald 1 do do - Nehimiah Pendleton verdigrass (?) - Thomas Jordan 1 lott screws - John McDonald 1 do trumpery - James Jackson 1 do do - do 1 mall & widge - widow 1 widge - Wm. Wilson 1 frow - do 1 / Stilyard - George S Honner(?) 1 linen wheel - Joseph Pool sundry patterns - John Pool son Jas 1 chist - Wm Wilson 1 lott trumpery - John Pool son Jas 1 work binch - John McDonald 1 do do - John Pool son Jas 2 binchies - ditto 1 X[cross] cut saw - Harvey Luton 1 turning lath & tools - John McDonald 1 lott screws - ditto 1 wheel bench & rim - Joshua Pendleton the remainder of timber - John McDonald ash timber - John Pool son Jas chair / & planks - ditto chair timber - Joseph Banks 3 chair benches - Joseph Newby timber in the stable - John McDonald 1 fish gig - Wm. Palmer 1 broad ax - Wm. Wilson 2 axes - widow plows & harness (?) - ditto 1 ox yoke - Harvey Luton 1 scyth - Wm. Keaton 1 grass(?) scyth - Wm. Gaskins 1 riding chair & harness - Wm. Gordon 1 ram rod ? - Nehimiah Pendleton 1 horse - widow 1 silver watch - Harvey Luton 1 bee hive with bees - Wm. Palmer 1 do do - Harvey Luton 1 do do - Wm. Chock 1 lott shingles - Joseph Brasher 2 empty bee hives - Wm. Chock 2 do do - Harvey Luton 1 yoke steers(?) - Wm. Wilson 1 white heffer - george fox 1 cow and calf - widow 1 do do - do 1 white cow - Harvey Luton 1 bool (bull) - ditto the corn on plantation - widow the corn in the wood - John S. Broghan(?) 3 hogs - Thomas P. Shannonhouse 4 black shoats - Nehimiah Pendleton 1 ditto sow & 3 shoats - widow 4 shotes -Ransom Pendleton 4 sheep - Stephen Barny 1 sow & 2 shoats - widow 1 sow in the wood - Harvey Luton 1 ox carte - Benoni Keaton 1 hold fast - John McDonald 1 pr(?) schales - Harvey Luton

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