Deposition of Richard Davenport

Relative to Ownership of Land in 1665

(Original in Court House at Edenton, NC)

Reprinted in Records of Albemarle County, NC; vol 3 # 1 pg 106

 

 

No Carolina, Ss; November 27, 1708

Whereas Richard Davenporte was Lawfully Summoned to answer att a Councill Board Now held att the house of James Thickpen as an Evidence for Nath'l Nicholson and being aged about Sixty Sixe years & very unable and uncapable of Travelling Do begg leave to give my Deposition. And I do now Sweare upon the holy Evangelist That I never did know that Thomas Harriss of this Province Deceased was ever a Tennant, So far as I know but Enjoyed his Land That Nathl Nicholson now Lives upon peaceably & quietly dureing his life. And further this Deponent Saith Nott.

Richard R Davenport (x) his mark

Jurat Corem me the day within written; Fran Foster

 

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