Friday, January 15, 2021

Apprentice Bonds of Orange County

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the local courts in North Carolina would apprentice orphans to learn a trade so that they would not become wards of the state. Note that when the Court used the term orphan it meant only that the child's father was dead, not the mother.

The NC Archive has many of the records of these sorts of proceedings and digital images of the semi-sorted documents are available online via the LDS Church. I have attempted to categorize and summarize them here for the period 1782 to 1802, but there are many more of these records from later years here:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3J-833D-C?mode=g&i=23&cc=3460246&cat=684352

Here is my distillation of the records cataloged so far:

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 27.] [no date] Sally Murray aged 9 years & Holiva Johnston 6 years are bound to John Foust - he is to give the girl a good suit of clothes at the expiration of her service or when she marries & a good feather bed & furniture & to the boy a good suit of clothes, a horse, saddle & bridle when his service is ended & to both schooling, viz to read & write & cypher tot he Rule of Three (inclusive). By the court C. J.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 28.] [no date] John Cheregin, Lucy Che[torn] Deblin De Ciset and him born the Childrin go suf[f]er James Partin Being acuentid with widow Sable Children ever sence she has been a widow and he never William Rickets likewise known them to suffer. Rebeckah Rickets living & Corets the house never noing them to Suffer nor ill yused. [signed, James Payne, Mary Payne, Henry Payne, Mary Partin, Jean Johnson, Fra's Parris, James Payne junior, Jean Payne, Whedy Lowry [and another name which is torn off].

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 30.] [no date] It appearing to the Court that Mary & Peter Brewer orphans of Peter Brewer were bound out when it is suggested to the Cour that they possess and Estate

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 32.] [no date] Ordered Bryan Camell aged 8 years old who was formaly Bound to Griffin Langston be Recinded and that he be bound to Lenard H Pate.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 33.] [no date] On notice and cause shewn it is ordered that Frances Weaver a girl of colour now about eighteen years of age who was heretofore bound by this Court ot Edward Harris be and she is removed from the power and authority of the said Edward Harris, and is release and discharged from further obedience to the Orders of the said Edward Harris and of and from his service.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 34.] [no date] ordered that Mary Ann Harper free girl of colour be bound to Joseph McDaniel aged 4 years Col Stockard Security child of Nery Harper.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 35.] [no date] Leonard Artis aged 4 1/2 years, Ned Artis 3, Nancy Artis 2, Rhasberry Artis 1, free Black children of Haywood Artis to be bound to Burket Barnes [or Baines?].

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 36.] [no date] To the Worshipfull the Court of Orange, the petition of Mary Underwood Humbly Sheweth that whereas her Husband Samuel Underwood has left her about four years since without any support for herself or family and since which time she hears he is Dead therefore Humbly prayeth the said court to Bind her two Children the Eldest a Boy named Joseph Underwood of the age of twelve years next May to William Patterson who is to learn him to read, rite & sipher the four common Rules also to learn him the are of shoemaking, the other a Girl of the age of six years next may named Jeane to John Ray who will give her common freedoms learn her to read the Bible and give her a new spining wheel. And your petitioner as in duty Bound will Ever pray &c /Mary Underwood/ Test: William Ray. [on back:] petition Granted, children to be bound. Entered to ???. [OCPQS 4/408]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 38.] [no date, but apparently Nov 1800] It appearing to the Court that James Revil a Mulatto Boy about about nineteen years of age is now wandering about in this County and it being suggested that the said James was bound by the County Court of Wake to one David Melone, and that the said Malone hath sold the said James and otherwise remissed him - and this Court being moved to bind the said James to Robert Eaton, It is Order[ed] by and with the assent of the said Robert, that the said James Revel be and remain in the care and possession of the said Robert until next Term, that he may there be bound or not as the Court may adjudge - But if the said David should before that time apply for the said James and shew good and sufficient indentures, that the said Robert deliver the said James to him. [at bottom, inverted and crossed out:] Hillsborough 27th Aug.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 40.] 24 Nov 1784 John Riley orphan age 2 apprenticed to John McVinch to learn art & mistery of a planter or farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 42.] 24 Nov 1784 William Riley age 12 apprenticed to John McVinch to learn art & mistery of a planter or farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 43.] [no date] Norris Herrington who was heretofore bound apprentice to James Ward is removed from his apprenticeship by the consent of said Ward & the Indenture are cancelled and the said Norris Herrington is bound as apprentice to Wm B Vincent until he shall arive to 21 years of age to learn the trade & mystery of a Farmer. The said William B Vincent entered into Indentures according to Law. Order made /Wm Lockhart/.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 44.] [no date] John Cook the son of William ?? Cook who went off and deserted hi family about four years ago is bound to Sampson More to learn the sadlers trade &c age 14 years 7th July next.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 45.] 3 Mar 1785 Martin Murphey age 5 apprenticed to William Park to learn art & mistery of a shoemaker.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 47.] 3 Dec 1785 Jane Moore orphan age about 14 apprenticed to Stephen Hart to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 49.] 29 Nov 1785 Henry Edwards orphan age 4 years in May 1785 apprenticed to John Edwards Jr to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 51.] 28 Nov 1785 John Reeves orphan age 13 years in March 1785 apprenticed to Jennett Anderson to learn art & mistery of a tailor.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 52.] 29 Nov 1785 James Massey age 14 apprenticed to Robert Ray Sr to learn art & mistery of a wheelwright.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 53.] 3 Jun 1785 Samuel Earls orphan age 11 apprenticed to John Davis to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 55.] 22 Aug 1785 James Earls orphan age 12 years in October 1784 apprenticed to Joseph Thompson to learn art & mistery of a farming.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 57.] 28 Nov 1785 William Poe a base born child age 2 years in May 1785 apprenticed to James Guttery to learn art & mistery of a farming.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 59.] 26 Oct 1784 Jacob Kitsmiller son of John Kitsmiller age 18 years March 1784 apprenticed to James Biring carpenter to learn art & mistery of a house carpenter & joiner [note this was an agreement between John Kitzmiller and James Biring, not court ordered.].

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 61.] 7 Apr 1784 Rebecca James orphan age 6 years in Nov 1782 [when the court bound her] apprenticed to Mary Laughlan to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 63.] 10 Mar 1784 John Horton orphan age 13 years in March 1783 apprenticed to Martin Palmer to learn art & mistery of a house carpenter & joiner.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 65.] 3 Mar 1785 Thomas Rea [or Kee?] age 10 apprenticed to Mathew McCauley to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 67.] 25 Aug 1783 Isaac Morrow orphan age 2 years & 5 months apprenticed to Joseph Keys to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 69.] 27 Aug 1783 Winney Kenneday orphan age 4 years last fall apprenticed to William Tate to learn art & mistery of a spinning & sewing.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 70.] 29 Aug 1783 Catey Reeves age 4 years 25 Dec 1782 apprenticed to Elizabeth Sharp to learn art & mistery of a spinning & sewing.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 72.] 28 Aug 1783 Sampson Marlor? age 2 years in November 1782 apprenticed to John Young to learn art & mistery of a weaver.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 73.] 28 May 1783 James Linley orphan age 3 and a half apprenticed to Robert Ray to learn art & mistery of a wheelwright.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 75.] 2 Aug 1782 George Blear son of Elinor Blear age 2 apprenticed to James Freeland Sr to learn art & mistery of a weaving [note this was an agreement between Eleanor Blair and James Freeland, not court ordered.].

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 76.] 28 May 1782 Betsey Airls [Earls] orphan of James Airls age about 4 & a hald in November 1780 apprenticed to James Rutherford to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 78.] 28 May 1782 James McCalip orphan of James McCalip age 2 years in November 1777 apprenticed to John Dickey to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 80.] Aug 1782 Archibal Baldon Butler son of Lusy Washburn age [not stated] apprenticed to John Dinnen to learn art & mistery of a the calling he now useth. [Note this is agreement between Lucy Washburn and John Dinnen which states that is done with the consent of the court. The back of the indenture has a probate record for Feb Term, presumably 1783.].

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 82-85.] 27 May 1782 John Love orphan of Mary Love age 10 years in February 1782 apprenticed to William Anderson to learn art & mistery of a tailor.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 86.] 27 Aug 1782 Josiah Jinkins orphan of Charles Jinkins age 4 years in October 1781 apprenticed to James Bird to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 88.] 29 Nov 1785 James Edwards orphan age 7 years on 25 November 1785 apprenticed to John Edwards to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 89.] 29 Feb 1780 John Brannon age 7 years old last Christmas apprenticed to Isaac Burklow to learn art & mistery of a carpenter.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 92.] 27 Feb 1788 John Dixon age 5 apprenticed to Brice Collins to learn art & mistery of a tailor.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 94.] 29 Feb 1788 William Chapman age 12? apprenticed to Francis Wilkson to learn art & mistery of a weaver. [OCPQS 4/98]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 95.] 24 Nov 1789 Simon Beckham age 12 years last march apprenticed to Jacob Deblin to learn art & mistery of a cooper. [OCPQS 4/241]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 96.] 29 May 1788 Sarah Woods age 10 apprenticed to Francis Wilkinson to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 4/109]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 98 & 99.] 26 Aug 1789 Ebenezer Huett age 18 apprenticed to William Cooper to learn art & mistery of a weaver.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 102.] 24 Aug 1789 Samuel Gappin age 3 apprenticed to Robert Holms to learn art & mistery of a cooper. [OCPQS 4/218]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 103.] 17 Aug 1789 Barney Farmer age 18 apprenticed to Christopher Bernard to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 4/230]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 104.] 24 Nov 1789 Simon Beckham age 12 apprenticed to Jacob Deblin to learn art & mistery of a cooper , on back: Aug 1790 indenture returned because master is dead and rebound to Jno Thompson. [OCPQS 4/241]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 106.] 29 May 1789 Frances Croker base born age 3 apprenticed to John Tate to learn art & mistery of a weaver. [OCPQS 4/200]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 108.] 29 May 1789 George Lynch age 10 apprenticed to Mary Lynch to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 4/202]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 110.] 29 May 1789 William Croker base born age 1 apprenticed to John Tate to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 112.] 27 May 1789 James Pratt age 2 apprenticed to Henry Haisting Sr to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 4/200]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 114.] 29 May 1789 William Coker age 1 apprenticed to John Tate to learn art & mistery of a farmer , on back: assignment to John Kenneday Jr for value rec'd 14 Apr 1792.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 116.] faded faded age faded apprenticed to faded to learn art & mistery of a faded.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 117.] 28 May 1788 James Dixon age 16 apprenticed to James Davis to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 119.] 29 Feb 1788 James Abbot age 11 apprenticed to William Ray to learn art & mistery of a shoemaker. [OCPQS 4/98]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 120.] 26 Feb 1788 William Dickson orphan age 6 apprenticed to Robert McCracken to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 4/104]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 122.] 27 Feb 1788 John Dixon age 5 apprenticed to Brice Collins to learn art & mistery of a tailor. [OCPQS 4/105]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 124.] 27 May 1788 Jonathan Hightour age 8 years December next apprenticed to John Elliott to learn art & mistery of a [blank]. [OCPQS 4/109]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 126.] 26 May 1787 Benjamin Nicholson orphan age 13 years the 19th inst apprenticed to William Holliday to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith. [OCPQS 4/22]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 128.] 2 Sep 1787 Mary Elliott age 5 yrs in March next apprenticed to Alexander Cearson to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 4/51]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 130.] 28 May 1787 Alice Murphy age 14 apprenticed to Eli Lindsey to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 132.] 28 Aug 1787 Rebekah James age 11 apprenticed to James Thompson to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 134.] 28 Nov 1786 Richard Clifton orphan age 16 and a half apprenticed to John Caldwell to learn art & mistery of a tailor.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 136.] 28 Nov 1786 Thomas Basket orphan age 17 apprenticed to Thomas Cate Sr to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 138.] 28 Feb 1786 William Hickman age 9 apprenticed to William Smothers to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 139.] Feb 1786 - age - apprenticed to Isaac Gattes cited to appear next term & shew cause why orphan Isaac Purvin should not be bound to And McClary to learn art & mistery of a -.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 141.] 30 Aug 1786 girl Lucy age 5 years 23 Jun 1786 apprenticed to John O'Daniel to learn art & mistery of a spinstress.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 142.] 28 Nov 1786 James James orphan age 16 on 1 Jan next apprenticed to Lewis Hornday to learn art & mistery of a shoemaker.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 145.] 30 Nov 1791 John Jeane orphan age 12 yrs May last apprenticed to Lewis Kirk to learn art & mistery of a hatter. [OCPQS 4/379]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 147.] 1 Mar 1791 Abby Shiken age 5 apprenticed to David English to learn art & mistery of a spinster. [OCPQS 4/324]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 149.] 1 Mar 1791 James Mangom orphan age 7 apprenticed to Nathaniel Carrington to learn art & mistery of a husbandry. [OCPQS 4/324]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 151.] 22 Aug 1791 Mary Elliott orphan age 7 yrs Mar last apprenticed to Margaret Carson to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 4/356]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 153.] 22 Aug 1791 Nancy Acors orphan age 10 yrs Nov last apprenticed to Charles Wilson to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 4/356]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 155.] 22 Aug 1791 Samuel Campbell orphan age 14 apprenticed to William Bauldwin to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith. [OCPQS 4/358]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 157.] 23 Aug 1791 John Dixon orphan age 8 apprenticed to John Weaznor to learn art & mistery of a carpenter. [OCPQS 4/360]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 159.] 22 Aug 1791 Michael Tirmoy orphan age 10 apprenticed to James Doherty to learn art & mistery of a weaver. [OCPQS 4/356]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 161.] 23 Aug 1791 John Hague age 10 apprenticed to Abreham Davis to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith. [OCPQS 4/362]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 163.] 23 May 1791 Luderick Dronebury orphan age 12 apprenticed to Adam Smith to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 4/339]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 165.] 23 May 1791 Jane Garrison age 9 apprenticed to William Bradshaw to learn art & mistery of a spinstress.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 167.] 23 May 1791 John Williams orphan age 11 apprenticed to William Bradshaw to learn art & mistery of a weaver.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 169.] 23 Aug 1790 Simon Beckham age 14 yrs March next apprenticed to John Thompson to learn art & mistery of a cooper. [OCPQS 4/294]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 171.] 26 Aug 1790 Hugh Philips orphan age 16 apprenticed to George Madden to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith. [OCPQS 4/273]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 173.] 25 Aug 1790 Andrew Faddis boy child age 4 yrs last Feb apprenticed to William Courtny esq to learn art & mistery of a spinstress [sic].

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 175.] 28 May 1790 Vincey Woode molatto girl age 8 apprenticed to Joseph Noey to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 4/277]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 177.] 26 Aug 1790 Milley Henderson Molatto girl age 9 apprenticed to Henry Martin to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 4/277]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 179.] 27 Aug 1790 Irane Carrel age 7 apprenticed to Edward Trice to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 4/295]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 181.] no date Henry Wood orphan age 14 yrs 15 Jul last apprenticed to George Copley to learn art & mistery of a [blank].

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 181.] no date John Wood orphan age 15 yrs 8 Oct last apprenticed to Jacob Jackson to learn art & mistery of a [blank].

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 182.] 25 Feb 1790 Elizabeth Pollard age 16 yrs next Aug apprenticed to Richard Bull to learn art & mistery of a [blank]. [OCPQS 4/258]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 184.] 23 Nov 1790 Ezekiah Revil mulatto Boy age 13 apprenticed to Robert Neil to learn art & mistery of husbandry. [OCPQS 4/313]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 185.] 23 Nov 1790 Charles Dunn orphan age 3 last Aug apprenticed to Francis Jones to learn art & mistery of a shoemaker. [OCPQS 4/311]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 186.] 24 Nov 1790 Chia Revil Mulatto boy age 12 apprenticed to Robert Neil to learn art & mistery of husbandry. [OCPQS 4/313]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 188.] 27 Aug 1792 Joseph Pettigrew age 7 apprenticed to Andrew Patterson to learn art & mistery of turning.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 190.] 29 May 1792 Thomas Pettigrew age [blank] apprenticed to Andrew Patterson to learn art & mistery of a turner. [OCPQS 4/418]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 192.] 31 May 1792 William Pettigrew age 11 apprenticed to Robert Gray to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith. [OCPQS 4/420]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 194.] 27 Aug 1792 Ama Horser girl age 9 apprenticed to John Wheeler to learn art & mistery of spinning.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 196.] 30 May 1792 Joseph Underwood orphan age 12 apprenticed to William Patterson to learn art & mistery of a shoemaker. [OCPQS 4/408]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 198.] 29 May 1792 Samuel Webb orphan age 4 apprenticed to James Dickson to learn art & mistery of a cooper. [OCPQS 4/418]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 200.] __ ___ 1792 Nancy Johnston orphan age 4 apprenticed to Andrew Patterson to learn art & mistery of spinning. [OCPQS 4/418]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 202.] 3 Jun 1785 Samuel Earls orphan age 11 apprenticed to John Davis to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 204.] 27 May 1793 Levi Killion orphan age 6 years 15 Dec last apprenticed to Joseph Barber to learn art & mistery of a [blank]. [OCPQS 4/450

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 207.] 27 May 1793 Andrew Killion & Betsey Killion orphans age [blank] apprenticed to James McGraydy to learn art & mistery of a [blank]. [OCPQS 4/450]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 209.] 28 May 1793 Betsey Cearson Smith age 4 years 1st Mar last apprenticed to James Cearson esquire to learn art & mistery of a [blank]. [OCPQS 4/451]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 210.] 29 May 1793 William Woods age 15 apprenticed to James Derickson to learn art & mistery of a tailor. [OCPQS 4/456]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 212.] 29 May 1793 William Woods age 15 apprenticed to James Derickson to learn art & mistery of a tailor. [OCPQS 4/456]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 214.] 29 May 1793 Nancy Peak age [blank] apprenticed to Robert Faucet & Mary his Wife to learn art & mistery of a [blank].

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 216.] no date Elizabeth Winfield maketh oath her child Amy Winfield was bound out by the County Court of Caswell about fie or six years ago to one John Elison of said County, that Elison sold sd child to Cornelius Fogerty of Orange County, and that sd Fogerty being ran away the child is now detained [by] William Chizenhall of Orange County aforesaid. The said Elizabeth Winfield therefore prays this worshipful court for a writ of habeas Corpus directed to the Sherriff od Orange County to bring immediatly the body of said Amy before them to be further examined respecting the premises and be further dealt by as this worshipful shall seem fit. /Elizabeth Winfield/ Sworn to Abner B Bruce C C.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 218.] Aug 1793 Order to Sheriff to bring in orphan in possession of Robert Wilson to be bound to some trade. On back: not found. Nov 1793. [OCPQS 4/491]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 220.] 26 Jul 1793 Petition re above - orphan in possession of Robert Wilson. [OCPQS 4/491]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 222.] 25 Aug 1793 Petition of George Maddin that a boy Hugh Philips apprenticed to him in 1790, apprentice has a pain in his leg which increased in 18 months after he was bound so to render him incapable of any service, petitioner emplyed physicians but without success. The bone of his leg is intirely rotten and John Umpstead & John Pile is openion it must be curt off. Petitioner seeks to release him. [OCPQS 4/479]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 225.] 24 Aug 1795 Jane Smith orphan age 14 apprenticed to John Minnis to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 5/26]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 226.] 26 Feb 1795 This is to certify that I have given Isaack Lint leve to get a child by the names of Charlot now living at his house bound to him at the corts directions. /Rob't Ray/. [OCPQS 4/555]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 227.] 28 Feb 1795 Charlotte James infant age 8 apprenticed to Isaac Lint to learn art & mistery of the necessary duties of a house wife. [OCPQS 4/555]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 229.] 28 Feb 1795 James Hughs age 10 apprenticed to William Campbell to learn art & mistery of a mason. [OCPQS 4/556]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 230.] 27 May 1795 Jesse Nelson age 15 apprenticed to James McDannel to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/16]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 232.] 25 May 1795 Joseph Ridge age 16 years 21 Aug next apprenticed to Nathan Horniday to learn art & mistery of wagon making. [OCPQS 5/2]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 234.] 25 May 1795 Robert Pendergrass age 4 years 7 May 1795 apprenticed to Thomas Gwinn to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/4]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 236.] 29 May 1795 Allen Huskey age 8 apprenticed to William Elliott to learn art & mistery of a millwright. [OCPQS 5/14]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 238.] 27 May 1795 Thomas Nelson age 17 apprenticed to James McDaniel to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/16]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 240.] 29 May 1795 William Huskey age 12 apprenticed to William Elliott to learn art & mistery of a millwright. [OCPQS 5/14]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 242.] 28 Feb 1794 Gabby Cate age 6 apprenticed to Robert Cate to learn art & mistery of spinning & weaving. [OCPQS 4/536]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 244.] 28 Feb 1794 Peggy Cate age 10 apprenticed to Robert Cate to learn art & mistery of spinning & weaving. [OCPQS 4/536]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 246.] 28 Feb 1794 William Simmons age 14 apprenticed to John Clark to learn art & mistery of weaving. [OCPQS 4/531]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 248.] 28 Aug 1794 Lewis Desern age 7 years last June apprenticed to John Ackles to learn art & mistery of a shoemaker. [OCPQS 4/603]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 250.] 24 Nov 1794 Sterling Hilton orphan age 13 years last Aug apprenticed to Daniel Cockland to learn art & mistery of a house joiner. [OCPQS 4/611]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 252.] 13 May 1794 Alexander Roxborough Kinchen age 18 apprenticed to Martin Palmer to learn art & mistery of a house joiner. [OCPQS 4/578]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 254.] 26 Aug 1794 William Patten age 13 apprenticed to John McDaniel to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 4/595]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 257.] 26 May 1797 Thomas Pettigrew son of Ede Pettigrew age 14 apprenticed to Wyatt Fuzzel to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 259.] 26 May 1797 John Hatley Ascue son of Nancy Ascue age 3 years 10th June next apprenticed to Sterling Moore to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 261.] 1 Sep 1797 William Peake son of Mary Peake age 10 apprenticed to William Rider to learn art & mistery of a tailor.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 263.] 25 May 1797 Theophilus Hays age 6 apprenticed to William Turner to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/234]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 265.] 13 Nov 1797 Green Richards age 5 apprenticed to Hamilton Allison to learn art & mistery of a shoemaker. [OCPQS 5/329]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 267.] 3 Sep 1797 William Cooker age 9 apprenticed to James Tinnen to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 269.] 25 May 1797 Eliz[ab]eth Peak age 12 apprenticed to Samuel McCrackin to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 5/233]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 271.] 3 Sep 1797 William Cooker age 9 apprenticed to James Turner to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/297]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 273.] 1 Sep 1797 Betsy Giffis daughter of Mason Griffis age 9 years March next apprenticed to John Armstrong to learn art & mistery of a weaver. [OCPQS 5/300]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 275.] 1 Sep 1797 Salley Griffis age 3 apprenticed to John Armstrong to learn art & mistery of a weaving. [OCPQS 5/300]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 277.] 25 May 1797 Elitha daughter of Isbel Gibbs age 2 years 2 Feb last apprenticed to Francis Dunn to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 5/230]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 278.] 25 May 1797 Tempe Hargroves daughter of Nancy Hargroves age 13 years this month apprenticed to Eli Harvey to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 5/233]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 280.] 25 May 1797 Samuel Rose age 14 the 5th of present month apprenticed to Allen Sykes to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/230]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 281.] 4 Mar 1797 Sally Grimes age 7 years the 23 Apr next apprenticed to Joseph Haistings Sr to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 5/74]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 283.] Feb 1797 Ordered that Andrew Brooks appear immediately & shew cause wherefore Jonathan Johnston who stands bound to him should not be removed. [OCPQS 5/179]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 285.] 2 Mar 1797 Sarah Jones age 15 on 25th instant apprenticed to John Marshall to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 5/180]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 287.] 4 Mar 1797 John Bailey age 15 apprenticed to Thomas Bane blacksmith to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 289.] 25 May 1797 Joseph Pettigrew age 11 apprenticed to Robert Hall to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/232]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 291.] Feb 1797 Order to make known to Andrew Patterson to appear at May 1797 Term re Thomas Pettigrew, Joseph Pettigrew & Nancy Pettigrew orphans bound to him, why they should not be removed; also to bring the children. [OCPQS 5/178]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 293.] 1 Dec 1797 John Passmore age 6 apprenticed to John McDaniel to learn art & mistery of a [blank]. [OCPQS 5/334]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 295.] Nov 1796 Hannah Jones affirmeth that John Marshal has in his custody the faughter of this deponent named Sarah Jones who is an orphan, that John Marshall has no right to the custody or servitudes of Sarah but by indenture made without the order imprimis of this worshipful Court, said John refuses to let said Sarah depart our of his Custody. This deponent therefore prays this worshipful Court will issue a writ of Habeas Corpus to be directed to the said John Marshall thereby requiring him at a Certain day therein to be named to produce to this Court the body of the said Sarah and then and there to abide by and perform the order of this Court ot be made in the premises. Affirmed in open Court Nov Term 1796. /Hannah Jones/.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 297.] 22 Aug 1796 James C Pannel age 7 years Jan next apprenticed to Samuel Box to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/110]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 299.] 29 Nov 1796 William Ray orphan age 17 apprenticed to William Crutchfield to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith. [OCPQS 5/141]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 301.] 29 Nov 1796 James Lindsey age 4 apprenticed to Matthew Lindsey to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/141]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 303.] 23 Aug 1796 Simpson Garner orphan age 5 apprenticed to Michael Charles to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 305.] 25 Aug 1796 William Freeman orphan age 12 apprenticed to Richard Thompson to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith. [OCPQS 5/111]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 307.] 13 Nov 1796 Charity Revel age 3 years 1 March next apprenticed to Andrew Brooks to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 5/150.]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 309.] 27 May 1796 Leah Pollard age 7 years 28 Feb last apprenticed to Abreham Whittaker to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 5/97]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 311.] 26 May 1796 John Cole age 4 years 27th February last apprenticed to Charles King to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/96]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 314.] 31 Aug 1798 problem? Negroe Moses age 16 apprenticed to John Bullock to learn art & mistery of a potter. [OCPQS 5/459]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 316.] 10 Mar 1799 Jacob Deblin age 15 apprenticed to John Chapman to learn art & mistery of a tailor. [OCPQS 5/526]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 318.] 2 Mar 1799 Joseph Wilkinson age 7 apprenticed to James Mason to learn art & mistery of a manufacturing gunpowder. [OCPQS 5/537]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 320.] 27 May 1799 Robert Lytle age 17 years last October apprenticed to James Child alias Floyd to learn art & mistery of a sadler. [OCPQS 5/543]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 322.] 31 May 1799 James son of Free Mary age 8 years August next apprenticed to Andrew Brooks to learn art & mistery of a carpenter. [OCPQS 5/564]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 324.] 31 May 1799 John son of free Mary age 12 years August next apprenticed to William Horton to learn art & mistery of a carpenter. [OCPQS 5/564]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 326.] 30 Aug 1799 Mary Hudson age 8 years 2 March next apprenticed to James Moore to learn art & mistery of a spinster. [OCPQS 5/611]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 328.] 20 Aug 1799 William Rickets age 8 years 27 May last apprenticed to Valentine Moore to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/611]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 329.] 30 Aug 1799 Mary Rickets age 5 years 17 Oct last apprenticed to Valentine Moore to learn art & mistery of a spinster. [OCPQS 5/611]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 331.] 31 May 1798 Solomon McGee age 7 years 6 October next apprenticed to James Dunnagan to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/410]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 333.] 31 Aug 1798 Elizabeth Morrow age 11 years 3 April last apprenticed to John Morrow to learn art & mistery of a spinster. [OCPQS 5/456]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 335.] 1 Jun 1798 John Laurence age 9 apprenticed to William Partin to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/415]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 337.] 31 Aug 1798 Rachel Morrow age 9 years 23 May last apprenticed to Andrew Morrow to learn art & mistery of a spinster. [OCPQS 5/456]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 339.] 31 May 1798 Order to Sheriff to bring into this Court tomorrow the Children of William Jackson now living with their mother int his Town that the children may be dispoed of as the Law in cases like theirs does direct And that the Sheriff also give notice to Mrs Jackson the mother of said Childre of this measure. Not on back: Not found. The within names Mrs Jackson having shut the door of her house and declared that nobody should take her Children. /Sa'l Turrentine/ D S.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 341.] 31 Aug 1798 Nancy Jackson age 8 apprenticed to Levi Whithead to learn art & mistery of a spinstress.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 343.] 31 May 1798 Sarah Jackson age 7 apprenticed to Samuel Chambers to learn art & mistery of a spinster. [OCPQS 5/411]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 345.] 31 May 1798 Elizabeth Jackson age [blank] apprenticed to Samuel Chambers to learn art & mistery of a spinster. [OCPQS 5/410]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 347.] [no date but Alsey Murphey married William Dodd in 1805] Ordered that a female child call'd Dulconia of the age of [blank] and a boy call'd Calvin of the age of [blank] both born of Alcey Dodd who was Alcey Murphey be bound to Samuel Benton who is the reputed father of the said children. [OCPQS 4/22]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 348.] 31 May 1798 Pierson Jackson age 9 apprenticed to William Brooks to learn art & mistery of a house carpenter. [OCPQS 5/410]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 350.] 1 Mar 1798 Isaah Horniday age 5 years the 7th Nov next apprenticed to Richard Thompson to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith. [OCPQS 5/362]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 352.] 1 Mar 1798 Drewry Roach age 9 years 21 Nov next apprenticed to Absalom Roach to learn art & mistery of a [blank]. [OCPQS 5/361]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 354.] 1 Mar 1798 Drewry Roach age 9 years 21 Nov next apprenticed to Absalom Roach to learn art & mistery of a [blank]. [OCPQS 5/361]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 355.] 1 Mar 1798 James Roach age 14 apprenticed to William Morrow to learn art & mistery of a [blank]. [OCPQS 5/361]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 357.] 1 Mar 1798 Nancy Roach age 10 years 16 Nov next apprenticed to William Bradshaw Sr to learn art & mistery of a spinster. [OCPQS 5/361]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 359.] 1 Mar 1798 Elisabeth Roach age 12 years 15 February last apprenticed to Samuel Stewart to learn art & mistery of a spinster. [OCPQS 5/361]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 360.] 28 Nov 1798 Mary Baskett age 6 apprenticed to Joseph Weeks to learn art & mistery of a spinstress. [OCPQS 5/490]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 362.] 29 Nov 1798 James Dablin age 14 apprenticed to John Chapman to learn art & mistery of a tailor. [OCPQS 5/492]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 364.] 1 Mar 1798 Green Roach son of James Roach dec'd age 6 apprenticed to William Roach to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/362]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 366.] 1 Mar 1798 John Deblin age 11 years July next apprenticed to Robert Thompson to learn art & mistery of a farmer. [OCPQS 5/362]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 368.] 28 Feb 1798 State vs Wm Fosset} Sci Fa. Wm Fosset the Dep't mketh Oath that his failing to appear at last Court arose from a mistake, and not from Contempt of this Court by conceiving himself bound to his good beavior for the space of one year and not three months only, that he is now here and ready to be bound again if the Corut shall think proper. /William Fosset/.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 370.] 13 Nov 1799 Goodwin Watson age 17 apprenticed to Bennett Watson to learn art & mistery of a carpenter. [OCPQS 5/639]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 371.] 13 Nov 1799 William Watson age 18 apprenticed to Bennett Watson to learn art & mistery of a carpenter. [OCPQS 5/639]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 372.] 1 Mar 1799 James Massey age 5 apprenticed to Isaac Harvey to learn art & mistery of a miller. [OCPQS 5/540]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 373.] 13 Nov 1799 Pleasant Roberts age 16 apprenticed to William Palmer to learn art & mistery of a joiner. [OCPQS 5/638]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 376.] 27 Aug 1801 William Fossett age 3 years 2nd inst apprenticed to Hugh McCaddam to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 378.] [no date] William Peake an orphan boy heretofore bound to William Ryder to learn the trade of a Taylor being before the Court and it appearing to the Court that the Capacity of said William is better adapted to learnt he rade of a House Carpenter and Joiner and the Court being desirous of binding him an Apprentice to the trade in which he may be most Useful, by and with the Consent of the siad William Ryder rescind and make said the order binding the said William Peake to the said William Rider, and the Indentures executed in that behalf, and it is now ordered that the said William Peake aged 15 years be bound an apprentice to James Patterson to learn the trade of a House Carpenter and Joiner.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 379.] 27 Aug 1801 Anderson Thompson age 15 years the 9th July last apprenticed to Isaac Holden to learn art & mistery of a sadler.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 381.] 27 Aug 1801 William Ashley age 11 years 26 February last apprenticed to William Mangum to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 383.] 25 May 1801 Margret Crayton age 3 years 8th December next apprenticed to Levi Gifford to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 385.] 26 Feb 1801 Abner Pettigrew age 11 apprenticed to Caleb Wilson to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 387.] 27 Aug 1801 Uriah Crabtree age 10 apprenticed to James Crabtree to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 389.] 27 Aug 1801 Uriah Crabtree age 10 apprenticed to James Crabtree to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 390.] 28 May 1801 Charles Rhodes age 5 years 24 Marh last apprenticed to James Rainey to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 392 & 393.] 27 Aug 1801 Archibald Crabtree age 12 apprenticed to James Crabtree to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 395 & 396.] 27 Aug 1801 Andrew Crabtree age 15 apprenticed to William Crabtree Sr to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 397.] 25 Nov 1802 Amy Hargess age 13 apprenticed to John Breeze to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 399.] 30 Nov 1802 Brooks Howell age 16 apprenticed to Andrew Brooks to learn art & mistery of a carpenter.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 401.] 12 Jan 1802 Maclin Revill age 4 years July last apprenticed to Jesse Rice to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 403.] 12 Jan 1802 Nathaniel Revill age 6 years July last apprenticed to Jesse Rice to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 404.] 12 Jan 1802 Carey Revill [girl] age 2 years July last apprenticed to Jesse Rice to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 405.] 25 Nov 1802 James Warren age 5 years 15 January next apprenticed to Josiah Warren to learn art & mistery of a cooper.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 407.] 23 Nov 1802 Elizabeth Copeland age 9 years 22 Mar next apprenticed to Thomas Lindley to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 409.] 26 Aug 1802 Nancy Sharp age 14 apprenticed to William Pickett to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 411.] 26 Aug 1802 Ezekiel Horniday age 6 years 26 Feb 1802 apprenticed to Isaac Harvey to learn art & mistery of a miller.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 413.] 26 Aug 1802 Allen Lamb age 4 years 3 December next apprenticed to William Pickett to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 415.] 26 Aug 1802 William Lamb age 6 years 28 July last apprenticed to William Pickett to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 417.] 13 Aug 1802 Jonathan Mincey age 10 apprenticed to John Hall to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 418.] 26 Aug 1802 Rhody Izzard age 3 years 5 July last apprenticed to Rebecca Chapman to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 420.] 25 Nov 1802 Sarah daughter of Rachel Jones age 5 years 27 February next apprenticed to Samuel Bon to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 422.] Feb 1801 The Grand Jury of the said County present that Uriah Crabtree otherwise called Uriah Pruett an Infant under the age of twenty one years and Archibald Crabtree otherwise called Archibald Pruett likewise and infant under the age of twenty one, natural children of Elizabeth Crabtree are poor & unemployed & likely to become chargeable to the Parish, and the said Jurors do say that they are proper objrcts to be taken notice of by this Court and to be bound Apprentice. They also present the following roads vizt from Bakers Old Field to the big Mradows, from Second Creek tot he road leading to Raleigh, from John Reeves to Sheppards road below Faucets Mille, from Bentons Mill to the road leading to Woodies Ferry and from Mount Willing to Cain Creek on the road leading to Fayette. /R Bennehan/ Formean /J Lindly/ /John Bragg/. On back: other signatures of grand jurors as well as order to Sheriff to bring the children to next court.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 424.] May 1801 Ordered that Sheriff bring into the next Court to be held for this County the following orphan Children, viz't: David McDade, Charles McDade, Andrew Crabtree, Uriah Crabtree otherwise called Uriah Pruett and Archibald Crabtree otherwise called Archibald Pruitt to be deisposed of by the COurt as the Law provides. Test Jno Taylor C C.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 426.] [no date] Ordered that the Sheriff bring to the next Court he children of Jinny Boggs, Elizabeth Underwood, Nancy Helton [crossed out] the base born Children of Nancy Hilton, that the Cout may bind out the said Children to useful employments. Ordered that the Sheriff bring to the next Court a Boy of Colour now living with John Artis that the said Boy may be bound out to some useful employment. [See Boggs orphans at OCPQS 4/426 & 427?]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 427.] 23 May 1800 To the County Court of orang greeting gentlemen of the Court your humble petitioner is desirous to bind his son to Rich'd Cope of the above County taylor who bind himself to learn my sont eh Art & mistery of the taylor trade & also to give him one years scooling or lern him as far as the rule of three & also two suats of twenty dollars on the expiration of his time. NB It is out of my power to attend my Sun is desirous to live with the above Cope & also Choose him to raise my child & prays your worships to act as tho I was thare the boyd is thirteen years of age Next Febuary he is to be bound unstill twenty one. So Concludes your Veary humble Sarvant /Sary Powel/. Test: John Barnhill.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 428.] 27 Nov 1800 Samuel McMullen age 3 years 12 February next apprenticed to John McDaniel to learn art & mistery of a planter.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 430.] 28 Feb 1800 Jane Manos child of John Manos age 5 apprenticed to Charles Stout to learn art & mistery of a spinster. [OCPQS 5/668]

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 432.] 29 May 1800 Harmon Johnston age 8 years 20 April last apprenticed to Christian Peeler to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 433.] 28 Aug 1800 Owen Tudor son of Lucy Tudor age 14 years 14 February next apprenticed to William Crutchfield to learn art & mistery of a blacksmith.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 434.] 26 Feb 1801 Thomas Burrows son of Frederick Burrows age 14 apprenticed to Absalom Wilhoit to learn art & mistery of a shoemaker & farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 435.] 27 Feb 1801 Thomas Faucett age 9 years 11 Aug last apprenticed to Thomas Cate to learn art & mistery of a farmer & hatter.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 436.] [no date] Nancy daughter of Nelley Revel a free woman of colour age about 6 years June next apprenticed to William F Strudwick Esq to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 436.] [no date] Peggy daughter of Nelley Revel age about 4 apprenticed to William F Strudwick Esq to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 436.] [no date] William son of Nelly Revel age about 2 years 1st Feb last apprenticed to William F Strudwick Esq to learn art & mistery of a farmer.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 436.] [no date] Fathey[?] daughter of Nelly Revel a freewoman of colour age about 3 months apprenticed to William F Strudwick Esq to learn art & mistery of a spinster.

[See Apprentice Bonds, image 437.] [no date] Ordered that the Clerk of this Court give notice by advertisement at the Market House in Hillsbo & at some public place in each District within this COunty that all persons within our said County to whom any orphan of colour or bas born child of colour may have been bound by the County Cour tof Orange to come into this COur ton the fourth day of the next Term & enter into Bond with Sec'y in the sum of L250 conditioned that such master of mistress will not remove such apprentice our of this County & that they will produce such their apprentices before this Court at any time when the said Court may require it agreably to an act of the General assembly of this State passed in the year 1801.

 


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Records of Births out of Wedlock

 Up until about a century ago, the local courts in North Carolina would summon and interrogate an unwed mother as to the identity of the man who had gotten her pregnant. Once identified, the putative father would be arrested, fined and required to post a bond (a so-called 'Bastardy Bond') to indemnify the county against the future cost of their child becoming a ward of the state.

The NC Archive has many of the records of these sorts of proceedings and digital images of the semi-sorted documents are available online via the LDS Church. I have attempted to categorize and summarize them here for the period 1782 to 1808, but there are many more of these records from later years here:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSYD-2SLD-G?mode=g&cat=766391

Free login required. Orange County records begin with image 251.

Here is my distillation of the records cataloged so far. Also note that I have included occasional cross references to the Orange County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes (OCPQS):

NEED TO ADD TO THIS A BUNCH OF OCPQS REFERENCES! ALSO A TINY BIT OF CCWM INFO

 

Albert, Peggy – Peggy Albertis child was born 7 Apr 1806 and she identified Joseph Beason as the father on 22 May 1806. See image 1105.

Albrid, Mary - Mary Albird refused to identify the father and signed a bond on 16 Feb 1784. See image 354.

Allen, Lovey – Lovey Allen identified Samuel Bartley as the father on 8 Oct 1808. He signed the bond on 30 Nov 1808. See images 1191 & 1193.

Allen, Mary - Mary Allen was the mother of a child for which Israel Standifer Jr signed a bond on 23 Nov 1784. See image 331.

Allen, Rebecca - Rebecca Allen was pregnant when she identified Benjamin Rhodes (son of William) as the father on 14 Mar 1800. He signed the bond on 28 Aug 1800 by which time the child had been delivered. See images 816, 843 & 845. See also OCPQS 6/60.

Allen, Sally - Salley Allen was the mother of a child for which Hugh Cain in Sep 1809 promised to appear in court. See image 804.

Allison, Grizzle - Grizzle Allison was the mother of a child for which John Porterfield signed a bond on 2 Mar 1797. See image 688.

Allison, Margaret - Margaret Allison identified Hugh Catchum as the father on 31 Oct 1783. He signed the bond on 28 Nov 1783. See images 288, 318 & 320.

Ashcew, Ann - Ann Aschew was still pregnant when she identified John Justice as the father on 31 Mar 1798. He signed the bond sometime in 1798. See images 738, 739, 741 & 761.

Baldridge, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Baldridge refused to identify the father and signed a bond on 19 Jan 1793. See image 579 & 581.

Baldridge, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Baldridge identified James Clendenin as the father on 14 Apr 1796. He signed the bond on 22 Aug 1796. See images 584, 607 & 609.

Barton, Leana - Leana Barton was still pregnant when she identified James Campbell son of William Campbell as the father on 7 Feb 1800. He signed the bond on 28 May 1800. See images 818, 847 & 849.

Barton, Linnie – Linnie Barton apparently had two children with Robert Burnside, as she identified him twice on 13 Mar 1805 and on 24 Aug 1806, both times ‘now with child.’ He signed a bond on 26 Feb 1807, but she notified him of a suit for child support in 1808. See images 1071, 1098, 1099, 1178 & 1253.

Berry, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Berry identified William Riley as the father on 19 Aug 1791. See images 515 & 517.

Berry, Elizabeth – Elizabeth Berry was pregnant when identified Joseph Woody as the father on 22 Oct 1805. The child had been born by the time he signed the bond in 28 May 1806. See images 1074 & 1084. See also OCPQS 7/151.

Bird, Catherine - Catherine Bird identified Robert Faucett (of George) as the father on 15 May 1797. He signed the bond on 1 Sep 1797. See image 690, 698 & 700.

Blake, Nancy – Nancy Blake was pregnant when she identified Archibald Reeves as the father on 15 Oct 1808. She commenced suit against Archibald Reeves to collect child support in 1809. See images 260, 1216 & 1218. See also OCPQS 7/540 & OCPQS 7/586.

Blake, Polly – Polly Blake was pregnant when she identified John O’Kelly planter as the father on 28 Mar 1808. See images 1235, 1237, 1239 & 1241.

Blalock, Mary - Mary Blalock identified John Leathers as the father in the summer of 1791. He signed the bond on 23 Aug 1791. See images 488 & 502. See also OCPQS 4/403.

Boggs, Susannah - Susannah Boggs was the mother of a child for which Martin Isely signed a bond on 25 Nov 1801. See images 882 & 883. See also OCPQS 6/450.

Boswell, Charlotte – Charlotte Boswell was pregnant when she identified James Moore as the father on 20 Jul 1802. The child had been born by the time he signed the bond on        25 Aug 1802. See images 944 & 966-968.

Bradford, Frances – Frances Bradford was pregnant when she identified that father as George Campbell on 8 Aug 1808. The child had been born by the time he signed the bond on 1 Nov 1808. See images 1189, 1219 & 1221.

Brewer, Delilah - Delilah Brewer identified Henry Merriday as the father on 4 Jun 1783. He signed the bond on 7 Aug 178. See images 294, 316 & 317.

Brittain, Phebe - Phebe Britain was the mother of a child for which Harrison Woods signed a bond on 25 Feb 1783. See images 296 & 298.

Brown, Jane - Jane Brown identified Richard Doherty as the father on 4 Jul 1791. He signed the bond on 2 Feb 1793. See images 484, 485, 509 & 539.

Burroughs, Lucy - Lucy Burroughs identified Merimon Cole as the father on 5 Aug 1789. See Images 280 & 444.

Burroughs, Lucy - Lucy Buroughs second son Temperus Burroughs was born in Jan 1791 and she identified Merrimon Cole as the father on 30 Dec 1791. He signed the bond on 1 Mar 1792. See image 498, 499, 553. See also OCPQS 4/403.

Burroughs, Reuben - Rubin Borroughs signed a bond for an illegitimate child with the mother’s name blank on 1 Sep 1797. See image 676.

Cain, Judah – Judah Cain was pregnant when she identified James Robertson as the father on 18 Apr 1807. He signed the bond on 20 Apr 1807. See images 1151, 1153, 1180 & 1182. See also OCPQS 7/349.

Carrigan, Nancy - Nancy Carrigan’s daughter was already born when she identified Christopher Stubbins as the father on 11 May 1799. He signed the bond on 31 May 1799, but was sued for child support in 1800. See images 789, 797, 802 & 879. See also OCPQS 5/567, OCPQS 6/144, OCPQS 6/18 & OCPQS 6/20.

Carrington, James - James Carrington signed a bond for an illegitimate child with the mother’s name blank on 2 Jun 1792. See image 551.

Carroll, Irana – Irana Carroll was pregnant when she identified John Rhodes son of carpenter John Rhodes as the father on 24 Mar 1804. He signed the bond on 29 Aug 1804 by which time the child had been bord. See images 1018 & 1034.

Caruthers, Elizabeth – Elizabeth Caruthers was the mother of a child for which Henry Lloyd promised on 7 Feb 1807 to appear in court. He signed the bond 28 Feb 1807. See images 1145 & 1177.

Cates, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Cates was the mother of a child for which Jno McDanald signed a bond on 28 Feb 1788. See image 438. See also OCPQS 4/87.

Cates, Francis - Francis Cates was the mother of a child for which Andrew Bradshaw signed an undated bond. See image 258.

Cates, Rebecca – Rebecca Cates’s child was already born when she identified John Cate as the father on 7 May 1808. See images 1212 & 1214.

Cates, Winnea - Winnea Cates’s daughter had already been born on 16 Feb 1800 when she identified John Cates Jr as the father on 19 Mar 1800. He signed the bond on 28 Aug 1800. See image 814, 868 & 870.

Chaffin, Jemima - Jemima Chaffing was the mother of a child for which Robert Chaffing signed a bond on 25 May 1784. See image 327.

Chance, Catharine – Catherine Chance was pregnant when she identified Kennon/Cannon Coope as the father on 19 Sep 1803. The child was born by the time he signed the bond on 1 Dec 1803. See images 991 & 1001.

Charles, Catharine - Catharine Charles was the mother of a child for which John Hawkins signed a bond on 24 Aug 1796. See image 586. See also OCPQS 5/123 & OCPQS 5/459.

Clark, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Clark identified Alexander Moore as the father on 31 Mar 1786. He signed the bond on 23 May 1786. See images 397, 401, 402.

Clendenin, Mary - Mary Clendenin refused to identify the father and signed a bond on 17 Jan 1789. See image 442.

Coble, Mary - Mary Coble was the mother of a child for which Benjamin Burnsides signed a bond on 31 Aug 1798. See image 774.

Cole, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Cole was the mother of a child for which George Horner signed a bond on 25 May 1784. See image 348.

Collins, Polly – Polley Collins was pregnant when she identified the father as James Roney on 25 May 1808. The child had been born by the time he signed the bond on 29 Feb 1808. See images 1195 & 1225.

Combs, Mary - Mary Combs identified James Miller as the father on 4 Aug 1789. He signed the bond on 23 Feb 1790. See images 456, 460, 469 & 481.

Compton, Priscilla - Priscilla Compton’s child had already been born by 16 Apr 1800 when she identified Absalom Knight as the father. See image 872.

Crabtree, Elizabeth – Elizabeth Crabtree’s child had already been born by the time she identified William Picket as the father on 21 Mar 1807. He signed the bond on 23 May 1807. See images 1141, 1147 & 1149. See also OCPQS 7/294.

Crabtree, Hetty – Hetty Crabtree was pregnant when she identified William Chambers as the father on 15 Jun 1807. He signed the bond on 25 May 1808. See images 1160 & 1257.

Crabtree, Milley – Milley Crabtree’s son was already born when she identified Thomas Ross as the father on 31 Dec 1805. He signed the bond on 26 Feb 1806. See images 1101, 1103 & 1138. See also OCPQS 7/122.

Crabtree, Nancy – Nancy Crabtree was pregnant when she identified Edward McDade as the father on 15 Jun 1805. On 31 Jul 1805 he promised to appear in court. See images 1064 & 1068.

Crabtree, Peggy – Peggy Crabtree’s child was already born when she identified Asyl Barton [Asa Burton?] as the father on 4 May 1803. He signed the bond 24 Aug 1803. See images 983 & 1003. See also OCPQS 7/40 where he is held responsible for two of her children, one born 19 Oct and the other 16 May.

Craft, Rebecca - Rebecca Craft was pregnant when she identified Moses Carroll (son of Michael Carroll) as the father on 16 Nov 1805. He signed an undated bond. See images 255, 1060 & 1062.

Crowder, Patsey – Patsey Crowder child had already been born when she was summoned on 28 Jun 1806, but she refused to identify the father and signed her own bond on 12 Jul 1806. See images 1128 & 1133.

Curtis, Mary - Mary Curtis was the mother of a child for which John Breeze on 17 Mar 1787 promised to appear in court. See image 421.

Davis, Nelly - Nelley Davis was the mother of a child for which George Carrington signed a bond on 25 Nov 1783. See image 278.

Dollar, Lucy - Lucy Dollar was the mother of a child for which William Riley signed a bond on 25 May 1797. See images 654 & 668.

Dilson, Lucy - Lucy Dilson was the mother of a child for which William Moreland on 28 Aug 1791 promised to appear in court. See image 490.

Dixon, Margret – Margaret Dixon was pregnant when she identified William Lindsey as the father on 12 Mar 1803. The child was born by the time he signed the bond on 30 Nov 1803. See images 987 & 1005. See also OCPQS 7/37.

Dixon, Mary - Mary Dixon’s child was already born by 15 Aug 1798 when Bolling Jolley signed a promise to appear. He signed the bond on 31 Aug 1798, but she was pursuing further legal action by 1800. See images 757, 776 & 929. See also OCPQS 6/140.

Dunnagan, Judith - Judith Dunnagan identified Tyre Duke as the father on 4 Jan 1793. He signed the bond on 27 Feb 1793. See images 555, 557, 563 & 565.

Dunnagan, Nancy - Nancy Dunnagan’s child was already born when she made a promise to appear on 7 Aug 1801. She refused to identify the father and signed an undated bond. See image 896 & 923.

Durham, Sarah - Sarah Durham was the mother of a child for which Allen Edwards on 25 Nov 1783 promised to appear in court. See image 284.

Forrest, Ann - Ann Forrest identified Samuel Fulton as the father on 22 Nov 1784. See image 335.

Forrest, Sarah - Sarah Forrest was the mother of a child for which Samuel Fulton signed a bond on 1 Mar 1785. See image 375.

Gannage, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Gannage was the mother of a child for which Jeremiah Dixon signed a bond on 26 Aug 1790. See images 475 & 479.

Gappins, Agnes/Nancy - Agnes/Nancy Gappins identified William Webb as the father on 6 May 1786. He signed the bond on 30 Aug 1786. See images 393, 395, 396 & 399.

Garrard, Delany – Delany Garrard was pregnant when James Fulton promised on 7 Oct 1803 to appear in court. He signed the bond 1 Dec 1803 by which time the child had been born.

Gott, Hannah - Hannah Galt was the mother of a child for which Thomas Strain signed a bond on 24 Aug 1784. See image 352.

Green, Mary - Mary Green was the mother of a child for which John Cook signed a bond on 29 Nov 1793. See imaged 561 & 567.

Hargis, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Harges identified Thomas Riggin as the father on 13 Jul 1790. He signed the bond on 3 Mar 1791. See images 471, 472 & 496.

Hargis, Fanny - Fanney Harges’s child was already born when she identified David Raney as the father on 11 Oct 1800. He signed the bond on 24 Nov 1802. See images 833, 940 & 955.

Hargis, Sarah - Sarah Hargess’s child was born 9 Sep 1796 and she identified Jonathan Jones as the father on 14 Oct 1797. He signed the bond on 30 Nov 1797. See images 681-685.

Harris, Elizabeth – Elizabeth Harris was the mother of a child for which George Clancy promised on 17 Dec 1807 to appear in court. George Glenn tendered partial child support payment on 28 Apr 1808 to the Clerk of Court. See images 1251 & 1265.

Harris, Priscilla – Priscilla Harris’s child was already born when she identified Mark Harris as the father on 5 Apr 1806. See images 1125 & 1127. See also OCPQS 7/181. Mark Harris is also identified as the father of a child of Priscilla Wood (q.v.) – are these two different women?

Harris, Sarah - Sarah Harris’s child was already born when Samuel Evans signed a bond on 26 Aug 1801. See images 895 & 925.

Harrod, Lucy - Lucy Harwood/Harrod was the mother of a child for which John Husk signed a bond on 19 May 1794. See images 623, 635 & 637.

Hastings, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Hastings identified James Pratt as the father on 9 Aug 1787. See images 414 & 415.

Hastings, Martha - Martha Hastings was the mother of a child for which James Pratt signed a bond on 28 Feb 1788. See image 434.

Hastings, Mary - Mary Hastings identified Richard Cate as the father on 1 May 1799. He signed the bond on 31 May 1799, but she soon sent him a series of letters regarding suing for child support. See image 787, 793, 795, 874, 1012 & 1037. See also OCPQS 5/567 & OCPQS 6/61.

Hatwood, Jane - Jane Hatwood identified Sylvanus Brewer as the father on 21 Mar 1791. He signed the bond on 22 Aug 1791. See images 494 & 511-513

Hatwood, Jane - Jane Atwood refused to identify the father of her daughter Anne on 24 Aug 1795. See image 617. See also OCPQS 5/28.

Hays, Mary Prine - Mary Prine Hays was pregnant with a child for which James Glen on 18 Oct 1798 promised to appear in court. See image 736.

Hendrick, Amy - Amy Hendrick was still pregnant when she was summoned to identify the father on 2 Mar 1798. When she appeared in Jul 1798 she identified Henry Horn as the father. He failed to appear in court and in 1799 his bail Jonathan Clower was held responsible for Horn’s failure to appear, but Horn apparently eventually did sign a bond (though it was not dated). See images 710, 712 & 714, 732-734.

Hill, Hannah - Hannah Hill identified James Ross as the father on 23 Feb 1788. He signed the bond on 24 Nov 1788. See images 430 & 435.

Holt, Barbara – The Orange County Grand Jury charged Felty Farmer with resisting the constables in connection with serving papers on him concerning Farmer being identified as the father of a child of which Barbara Holt spinster identified him as the father on 14 Aug 1801. See image 918.

Holt, Rachel - Rachel Holt refused to identify the father and signed a bond on 4 Aug 1787. See image 412.

Horn, Eleanor - Eleanor/Nelly Horn’s daughter was born 19 Oct 1796 and she identified John Holden as the father on 28 Jan 1797. He signed the bond on 3 Mar 1797. See images 650, 652, 664, 666

Horn, Eleanor - Eleanor/Nelly Horn identified John Holden as the father of another of her children on 10 May 1800. He signed the bond on 27 May 1800. See images 808 & 857.

Horn, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Horn was the mother of a child for which James Nelson on 1 Sep 1797 promised to appear in court. See image 656 & 706.

Horn, Elizabeth – Elizabeth Horn was pregnant when she identified Asa Barton as the father on 1 Jan 1801. The child was born by the time he signed the bond on 25 Feb 1802. See images 909, 912 & 914. See also OCPQS 6/186 which implies that the child was born 1 Feb 1801.

Horton, Ann - Ann Horton identified James Walker as the father on 14 Aug 1789. He signed the bond on 24 Nov 1789. See images 450 & 458.

Hunt, Celia - Celia Hunt gave birth to a boy on 30 Aug 1795 and identified Thomas Hunt as the father on 25 May 1797. He signed the bond on 4 Sep 1797. See images 670, 694, 696 & 1080. Not found in OCPQS.

Hunt, Celia – Celia Hunt’s second child was already born when she again identified Thomas Hunt as the father on 5 Apr 1806. See image 1123. See also OCPQS 7/181.

Hunt, Celia – Celia Hunt’s third child was already born when she again identified Thomas Hunt as the father on 14 Oct 1808. Thomas Hunt signed a bond on 29 Nov 1808. See images 1205 & 1268. See also OCPQS 7/473.

Hunt, Mary - Mary Hunt identified George Horner Jr as the father on 20 Jun 1790. But despite his promise to appear, he evidently did not. See images 473 & 532.

Hunt, Mary - Mary Hunt identified George Horner Jr as the father of a second child on 23 Apr 1792, and the elusive George Horner finally signed both bond on 30 May 1793, two days after he was arrested. See images 530, 531, 532, 569 & 571.

Hurdle, Sally – Sally Hurdle’s child was already born by the time she identified James Mason as the father on 24 Jun 1803. He signed the bond on 24 Aug 1803. See images 994 & 1010. See also OCPQS 6/583.

Jackson, Mary - Mary Jackson’s child was already born when she identified Levi Whitted as the father on 4 Feb 1796. She had apparently already given birth to Nancy Jackson 10 Apr 1790 whose father was also Levi Whitted. See images 590 & 591. See also OCPQS 5/72 & OCPQS 5/459.

Jackson, Rachel - Rachel Jackson gave birth to a boy on 3 Feb 1800 and identified Joshua Thompson as the father on 28 Mar 1800. He signed the bond on 28 May 1800. See images 806, 851 & 855.

James, Elizabeth - Elizabeth James identified Robert Ray as the father on 26 Mar 1790. See images 463, 465 & 466.

James, Elizabeth - Elizabeth James identified Lazarus Tilley as the father on 26 Mar 1790. He signed the bond on 31 Aug 1792. See images 483, 541 & 545. See also OCPQS 4/461.

Johnston, Abishai - Abishai Johnston identified Herman Harold as the father on 20 Jun 1792. See image 535.

Johnston, Catherine – Catherine Johnston was pregnant when she identified Jesse Peck as the father on 23 Jul 1808. See images 1243 & 1245.

Johnston, Leviny/Vicey - Vicey Johnston’s child was already born when she identified William Dossett Jr son of William Dossett as the father on 28 Oct 1797. He signed the bond on 31 May 1798. See images 658-660 & 720.

Johnston, Leviny/Vicey - Leviny Johnston’s child was already born when she identified William Dossett Jr as the father on 4 Aug 1800. He signed the bond on 27 May 1801. See images 820, 887 &897.

Johnston, Petty - Pettey Johnston was the mother of a child for which Josiah Forrest signed a bond on 31 May 1798. See image 718.

Jones, Rachel – Rachel Jones’s child was already born when she identified John Crawford as the father on 19 Jun 1802. He signed the bond on 25 Aug 1802. See images 945, 947 & 948.

Kidd, Rebecca - Rebecca Kidd was the mother of a child for which Benjamin Barbee on 25 Feb 1783 promised to appear in court. See image 300

King, Biddy – Biddy King’s child was already born when she identified George Reeves as the father on 14 Sep 1807. See image 1155.

King, Mary – Mary King identified Benjamin Ponds as the father of her child in Feb 1808. He signed the bond on 24 Aug 1808. See images 1187, 1247 & 1249. See also OCPQS 7/316.

King, Rebecca - Rebecca King identified Archibald Reeves as the father on 14 Sep 1783. See image 324.

Kirby, Eleanor - Elinor Curbey identified James Derickson as the father on 28 Sep 1784. He signed a bond on 22 Nov 1784. See images 333 & 358

Kirby, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Kirby was pregnant on 2 Jun 1800 when John Baldridge promised to appear in court.  He signed a bond on 28 Aug 1800 by which time the child had been born. She sued for child support in 1803. See images 811, 862 & 1011. See also OCPQS 6/60.

Lamb, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Lamb identified William Riley as the father on 24 Sep 1791. He signed the bond on 26 Aug 1793. See imaged 504, 506 & 575.

Latta, Jane - Jane Latta identified William Cabe as the father on 5 Nov 1788. He signed the bond on 28 May 1789. See images 439, 440, 446 & 448. See also OCPQS 4/209.

Laycock, Nelley/Milley – Nelley or Milley Laycock was summoned on 28 Jun 1806 to identify the father of her recently born child, but she refused to name him and signed her own bond on 12 Jul 1806. See images 1128 & 1131.

Lloyd, Catherine - Catharine Loyd was the mother of a child for which William Buckner signed a bond on 23 May 1785. See image 365.

Lytle, Catherine - Catherine Lytle identified William Norwood lawyer as the father on 13 Dec 1797. See image 674.

Lytle, Sarah - Sarah Lytle was the mother of a child for which John Nichols signed a bond on 30 May 1783. See images 304 & 306.

Mahon, Caty - Catey Mahin was the mother of a child for which James Blare on 12 Jul 1788 promised to appear in court. See image 432.

Mangum, Chancy - Chancy Mangum was the mother of a child for which Taylor Duke signed a bond on 27 May 1801. She sued him for child support soon after. See images 893 & 980. See also OCPQS 6/191.

Matters, Sarah - Sarah Matters identified George Teasley as the father on 6 Nov 1798. He signed the bond on 18 Jan 1798. See images 724, 745 & 749.

McAdams, Elizabeth - Elizabeth McAdams identified Edward Fauset as the father on 27 Jul 1798. He signed the bond on 1 Dec 1798. See images 722, 751 &753.

McCarver, Margaret - Margaret McCearver was the mother of a child for which John McCanles on 25 Jul 1783 promised to appear in court. See image 290.

McDade, Mary - Polly McDade identified John Fairman as the father on 25 Nov 1794. He signed the bond on 27 Nov 1794. See images 619, 641 &643. See also OCPQS 4/552.

McDade, Mary - Mary McDade’s child was already born when she identified Thomas Watts as the father on 17 Feb 1798. He signed the bond on 11 Mar 1798. See images 731, 764 & 766.

McDade, Mary – Mary McDade’s child was already born when she identified James Rainey as the father on 13 Apr 1805. He signed the bond on 29 May 1805. See images 1050, 1051 & 1077.

McDaniel, Margaret - Margret McDaniel identified Allen Edwards as the father on 22 Aug 1786. See image 403.

McDaniel, Susannah - Susanah McDaniel identified Lewis Woody as the father on 3 Nov 1800. He signed the bond 25 Feb 1801. See images 829, 830 & 910.

McDaniel, Susannah – Susannah McDaniel’s child was already born when she identified John McVeigh as the father on 14 May 1803. He signed the bond on 24 Aug 1803. See images 997, 998 & 1009.

McMahon, Elizabeth - Elizabeth McMahon refused to identify the father on and signed a bond on 14 Apr 1794. See image 627.

McMullen, Ann - Ann McMullen’s child was already born when she identified William Roark as the father on 1 Sep 1800. He signed the bond on 26 Nov 1800. See images 826 & 828.

McMullen, Nancy – Nancy McMullen send Theophilus Thompson Jr a letter demanding he pay his child support on 23 Jun 1807. See image 1184. See also OCPQS 7/303.

McMullen, Rebecca - Rebecca McMullen was the mother of a child for which John Woody signed a bond on 1 Mar 1798. She later pursued legal channels to enforce her child support. See images 662, 730 & 877.

McMunn, MAry - Mary McMunn was the mother of a child for which William Kelley on 13 Aug 1785 promised to appear in court. See image 382.

Middleton, Hannah - Hannah Middleton identified Andrew Faddis as the father on 27 Mar 1786. He signed the bond on 2 Sep 1786. See images 389-391.

Moore, Ann - Ann Moore refused to identify the father on 18 Jun 1796. See image 606.

Moore, Mary – Mary Moore’s child was already born by the time James Moore signed a bond for the child on 26 Nov 1806. See images 1092 & 1107.

Moore, Nancy - Nancy Moore was summoned to identify the father on 12 Feb 1796, but when she appeared on 23 Aug 1796, she refused to identify him. See images 588 & 605.

Morgan, Nancy – Nancy Morgan’s child was already born by the time she identified Henry Bunch as the father on 28 Apr 1806. He signed the bond on 28 May 1806. See images 1094, 1117 & 1119.

Morris, Nancy – Nancy Morris was pregnant when she identified George Reeves at the father on 9 Feb 1805. See images 1043, 1045 & 1076.

Murdock, MAry - Mary Murdock was the mother of a child for which Thomas Buchanan signed a bond on 2 Mar 1786. See images 384 & 405.

Murphy, Alsey - Alice/Alsey/Elsey Murphy was the mother on a bond William Nash signed on 26 Nov 1795. See image 615.

Murphy, Alsey - Alice/Alsey/Elsey Murphy identified Samuel Benton as the father on 1 Sep 1798 and he signed the bond the same day. See images 770 & 772.

Murray, Rebecca – Rebecca Murray refused to identify the father of her recently born child at her examination on 29 May 1804 and signed her own bond on 29 Aug 1804. See images 1021, 1038 & 1039.

Neeley, Hannah – Hannah Neeley was pregnant when she identified the father as John Jameson on 5 Jan 1808. The child had been born by 25 May 1808 when Jameson signed a promise to appear in court. See images 1199, 1260 & 1266.

Newton, Elizabeth – Elizabeth Newton’s child had been born by the time William Baldwin signed the bond on 26 Feb 1807. See image 1179. See also OCPQS 7/253.

Newton, Leticia - Letticia Newton identified Joseph Woods as the father on 14 Sep 1789. He signed the bond on 23 Feb 1790. See images 452, 454 & 467.

Nichols, Mary – May Nicholas was pregnant when she identified the father as William McDaniel on 9 Jan 1802. He signed the bond on 24 Feb 1802 by which time the child had been born. See images 916, 951& 977.

Nichols, Nancy – Nancy Nichols was pregnant when she identified Thomas Woods as the father on 24 Jul 1802. By the time Thomas Wood signed the bond on 24 Nov 1802 the child had been born. See images 938, 961 & 962. See also OCPQS 6/365.

Nicholson, Susanna – Susanna Nicholson’s child was already born by the time she identified John Artis as the father on 27 Jan 1805. See images 1052 & 1054.

Pannel, Mary - Mary Pannel identified James Pickard as the father on 9 Aug 1783. He signed the bond on 28 Aug 1783. See images 276, 322 & 323.

Parker, Eleanor - Ellenor Parker was the mother of a child for which David McCanlis signed the bond on 25 May 1791. See image 500.

Parker, Marj - Mary Parker was the mother of a child for which John Waggoner signed a bond on 27 Aug 1790. See image 477. See also OCPQS 5/55.

Parker, Polly - Polly Parker was the mother of a child for which Joseph Neeley signed a bond on 25 Nov 1795. See image 647.

Pasmore, Rebecca - Rebeccah Pasmore was the mother of a child for which James Stoneman? signed a bond on 10 Nov 1783. See image 292.

Patton, Sarah - Sarah Paton was the mother of a child for which James McDaniel signed a bond on 26 May 1794. See image 633. See also OCPQS 4/559.

Peek, Mary - Mary Peek upon examination identified Abner Tapp as the father on 22 Nov 1787 and he signed a bastardy bond on 26 Feb 1788. See images 416, 417, 428 & OCPQS 4/105.

Peek, Mary – Mary Peek’s child was already born when William Wilson signed the bond on 2 Mar 1803. She began legal proceedings for child support in 1806. See images 982, 995 & 1137.

Peeler, Susannah – Susannah Peeler was pregnant when she identified James Rainey as the father on 8 Jul 1802. The child had been born by the time he signed the bond on 25 Aug 1802. See images 934, 973 & 974.

Pender, Lucretia – Lucretia Pender’s child was already born when she identified Michael Pickard as the father on 11 Jul 1805. He signed two undated bonds, so perhaps there were two children? See images 932, 1065 & 1066. See also OCPQS 7/480

Pinkerton, Elizabeth – Elizabeth Pinkerton’s son Robert Alves Berry was already born by the time she identified Henry Berry as the father on 27 Jul 1808. By Aug 1808, the Orange County Grand Jury declared that the child was in a suffering condition at the home of Ann Jordan. At the Nov 1808 Term, the court ordered that Henry Berry pay Anne Jordan for her costs and bound the child as an apprentice to Captain Robert Morrow and ordered the father to pay the balance of his child support to Morrow. See images 1158, 1201, 1227 & 1233. See also OCPQS 7/481.

Pendergrass, Frances - Frances Pendergrass identified Thomas Hogan as the father on 2 May 1792. See images 526 & 527.

Petty, Nancy - Nancy Petty’s child was already born when she refused to identify the father and signed a bond on 28 Feb 1799. See image 791.

Picket, Margaret - Margaret Picket was the mother of a child for which Samuel Shepperd on 22 Nov 1784 promised to appear in court. See image 329.

Psalten, Violet - Violet Psalten identified Isaiah Browning as the father on 26 Aug 1794. He signed the bond on 27 Nov 1794. See images 621 & 629. See also OCPQS 4/621.

Pugh, Hannah - Hannah Pugh was the mother of a child for which Jason McDannel signed a bond on 24 Nov 1788. See images 424 & 426.

Pugh, Nancy – Nancy Pugh’s daughter was already born when she identified John Lashley as the father on 23 Jul 1806. See image 1108.

Randless, Jane - Jane Randless identified Samuel Scarlet son of John Scarlet as the father in the fall of 1791. See image 486.

Randless, Jane - Jane Randles identified Samuel Scarlet son of John Scarlet as the father on 23 Aug 1791. See image 519.

Ray, Keziah/Christian - Keziah/Christian Ray was the mother of a child for which Thomas Robinson signed a bond on 24 Aug 1784. See images 350 & 360.

Ray, Lydia - Lydia Ray refused to identify the father and signed a bond on 25 Aug 1791. See image 492.

Ray, Margret – Margaret Ray was the mother of a child for which Jenning Rickets signed an undated bond. See image 1082.

Ray, Martha - Martha Ray was the mother of a child for which John Ray signed a bond on 25 May 1784. See images 314, 339, 346.

Ray, Sarah – Sarah Ray’s child had already been born when she identified Moses Gwinn as the father on 13 Mar 1806. He signed the bond on 28 May 1806. She sued him for child support in 1807. See images 1086, 1121 & 1174. See also OCPQS 7/151.

Redman, Elizabeth – Elizabeth Redman refused to identify the father on 28 Jun 1806 by which time her child had already been born. She signed her own bond on 12 Jul 1806. See images 1128 & 1135.

Reeves, Catherine - Catharine Reeves was the mother of a child for which William Norwood signed a bond on 13 Dec 1797. See image 672.

Rhodes, Casander - Casander Rhodes was the mother of a child for which Samuel Peeler signed a bond on 31 May 1798. See images 726 & 747.

Rhodes, Charlotte – Charlotte Rhodes’s child was already born when she identified James Horner as the father on 5 Feb 1802. He signed the bond on 24 Feb 1802. See images 942 & 975.

Rhodes, Sarah - Sarah Rhodes was pregnant on 28 Jul 1800 when she identified Abraham Whitaker Jr as the father. By the time he signed the bond in 28 Aug 1800 the child had been delivered, but a year later she was pursuing legal action. See images 864, 866, 810 & 927. See also OCPQS 6/146 which says the child was born 25 Sep 1799. OCPQS 6/254 implies that these two had another child presumably this one which was born in Aug 1800?

Rickets, Sarah - Sarah Rickets and Absalom Roach were ordered to bring their illegitimate daughter Polly Rickets to court in Aug 1795. See image 613. See also OCPQS 5/33

Ridge, Susanna - Susanna Ridge was the mother of a child for which William Rodgers signed a bond on 29 Aug 1783. See images 267 & 269.

Riggs, Ann - Ann Riggs identified Elihu Woods as the father on 10 May 1784. He signed the bond on 25 May 1785. See images 356 & 373.

Roach, Anne - Anne Roach identified John Reading schoolmaster as the father on 2 Jun 1796. He signed the bond on 26 Nov 1796. See images 592, 601 & 603.

Roach, Eleanor - Ellinor Roach was the mother of a child for which Richard Pickard signed a bond on 1 Mar 1798. See images 709 & 768.

Roberts, Ruth - Ruth Roberts was the mother of a child for which Benjamin Barbee signed an undated bond. See image 253.

Roberts, Ruth – Ruth Roberts’s child was already born when she identified Benjamin Barbee as the father on 12 Dec 1807. See images 1167, 1168, 1169 & 1171.

Roberts, Sally - Salley Roberts identified Francis Nash as the father on 26 Dec 1796. He signed the bond on 12 Mar 1797. See images 594, 596, 598, 692 & 953. See also OCPQS 6/232.

Robertson, Ann - Ann Robertson was the mother of a child for which William Cumming signed a bond on 29 May 1785. See images 367, 378 & 380.

Robinson, Jinney – Jinney Robinson’s child was already born when she identified Andrew Gray as the father on 30 Apr 1808. He signed the bond on 25 May 1808. See images 1203, 1229 & 1231.

Roney, Anne - Anne Roney was the mother of a child for which John King signed a bond on 25 May 1784. See images 337 & 341.

Roney, Mary – Mary Roney was pregnant when she identified Benjamin Ponds as the father on 21 Jul 1807. See images 1163 & 1165.

Russell, Jane - Jane Russel was still pregnant when Joseph Thompson promised on 10 Jan 1800 to appear in court, but her child had been born by the time he signed a bond on 28 Aug 1800. See images 812 & 853. See also OCPQS 6/19 which seems to imply that the child was born 1 May 1800.

Scarlett, Mary - Mary Scarlett identified James Carrington as the father on 2 Aug 1783. He signed the bond on 29 Aug 1783. See images 286 & 312.

Sheradin, Edith - Edeth Sheardon was the mother of a child for which Molton Eubanks signed a bond on 14 Sep 1782. See image 265.

Smith, Eleanor – Eleanor Smith was pregnant when she identified Thomas Woods as the father on 9 Jul 1804. He signed the bond on 29 Aug 1804 by which time the child had been born. See images 1022, 1026 & 1027.

Smith, Rebecca - Rebeccah Smith was the mother of a child for which Charles Christmas signed a bond on 28 Feb 1793. See image 577.

Sparks, Polly - Polly Sparks identified Hugh Kennedy as the father on 28 Mar 1801. He signed the bond on 27 May 1801. See images 885, 899 & 901.

Stagg, Celia - Celia Stagg identified Robert Marris as the father on 24 Jul 1792. See image 524.

Stagg, Celia – Celia Stagg’s child had already been born when she identidied Willis Roberts as the father on 27 Feb 1805. He signed the bond on 29 May 1805. See images 1042 & 1048. See also OCPQS 7/36.

Stagg, Judy - Judey Stagg was the mother of a child for which Hardiman Duke signed a bond on 26 Nov 1782. See images 271 & 273.

Sutton, Elizabeth/Mary - Elizabeth/Mary Sutton was still pregnant when she identified John Vaughan as the father on 24 Feb 1800. See images 835 & 841.

Thirston, Eliza - Eliza Thirston was the mother of a child for which Fred Taylor signed a bond on 30 Nov 1785. See image 370.

Thomas, Rebecca - Rebecca Thomas was the pregnant mother on 10 Mar 1799 when Fredrick Smith promised to appear in court. He signed a bond on 31 May 1799 by which time the child had been born. See images 783 & 785.

Thompson, Frances - Frances Thompson was the mother of a child for which Wm Railey signed a bond on 27 Aug 1787. See image 410.

Thompson, Frances - Frances Thompson was the mother of a child for which Joseph Moore signed a bond on 28 Aug 1787. See image 419.

Thompson, Grace - Grace Thompson was the mother of a child for which James Clark signed a bond on 27 Aug 1787. See image 408

Tudor, Lucy – Lucy Tudor was pregnant when she identified Hugh Mulhollan Jr as the father on 6 Aug 1802. He signed the bond on 25 Aug 1802. Apparently, Samuel Mulhollan was born 9 Sep 1802. By 1809, Lucy had married Conrad Ringstaff and Samuel was apprenticed by the court. See images 949 & 964. See also OCPQS 6/357 & OCPQS 7/571.

Tudor, Rebecca - Rebecca Tudor was summoned on 18 Aug 1796 to inform who the father was. See image 611.

Tudor, Rebecca – Rebecca Tudor was pregnant again when she identified David Douglass as the father on 1 May 1802. The child was born by the time he signed the bond on 25 Aug 1802. See images 936, 969 & 971.

Tulloch, Frances - Frances Tulloch identified Thomas Farmer as the father on 27 May 1783. See images 282 & 308-310.

Vaughan, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Vaughan identified Hubbard Sims as the father on 26 Aug 1800. He signed the bond on 28 Nov 1800. See images 815 & 822.

Vaughan, Sarah - Sarah Vaughan’s child was already born when she identified Jared Rhew as the father on 10 Feb 1798. See image 759.

Vickers, Mary - Mary Vickers was the mother of a child for which Jonathan Dollar on 24 Feb 1783 promised to appear in court. See image 302.

Vickers, Mary - Mary Vickers was the mother of a child for which Ferdinand Grisson signed a bond on 24 Aug 1785. See image 371.

Wade, Priscilla – Priscilla Wade’s son was already born when she identified David Hearn [Herndon] as the father on 26 May 1807. See image 1143. See also OCPQS 7/319.

Waggoner, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Waggoner’s daughter was born 25 Aug 1799 and she identified Nathaniel Harris as the father on 29 May 1800. He signed the bond on 25 Feb 1801. See images 831, 860, 859, 903, 905, 907 & 911. See also OCPQS 6/194 where he is held responsible for two of her children – one born 25 May 1800 and the other 1 Aug 1801. See also OCPQS 6/41 & OCPQS 6/115

Wallace, Susanna - Susanna Wallace was pregnant when she identified John Baldwin as the father on 3 Apr 1800. He signed the bond on 28 Aug 1800 by which time the child had been born. See images 813, 837 & 839.

Watson, Nancy – Nancy Watson was pregnant when she identified James Comb as the father on 22 Jul 1806. See image 1111.

Watson, Rebecca – Rebecca Watson’s child was already born when William Riley signed the bond on 25 May 1808. See images 1255 & 1258.

Watson, Sarah - Sarah Watson identified William Dunnagan as the father on 23 Feb 1792. See images 543 & 544.

Weeks, Elizabeth - Elisabeth Weeks identified Thomas Baskett as the father on 15 Oct 1792. He signed the bond on 27 Nov 1792. See images 528 & 547-549.

Wells, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Wells identified Thomas Crayton of Randolph County as the father on 12 Oct 1798. See images 716 & 921. Elizabeth was disowned by Cane Creek Women’s Meeting on 2 Mar 1799 for having this child, but was readmitted to Cane Creek Meeting in Apr 1803. Elizabeth’s daughter Margaret Crayton was apprenticed at OCPQS 6/178 giving her birthdate as 8 Dec 1798.

Whitted, Celah - Celah Whitehead was already born when she identified Charles Christmas as the father on 20 Nov 1801. He signed the bond on 23 Nov 1801. See images 889 & 891.

Whitted, Mary - Mary Whithead was the mother of a child for which Robert Simmons signed a bond on 31 Aug 1798. See images 755 & 779.

Whitted, Polly - Polley Whithead was the mother of a child for which Thomas Atkins signed a bond on 26 May 1794. See images 629 & 631. See also OCPQS 4/559.

Whitted, Sarah - Sara Whited refused to identify the father and signed an undated bond. See image 256.

Wilkerson, Mary – Mary Wilkerson’s baby boy was already born when she identified John McCaleb as the father on 26 Nov 1805. He signed an undated bond. See images 1055, 1056, 1058 & 1096.

Williams, Patty - Patty Williams identified Thomas Nelson as the father on 15 Jul 1793. In early 1794, he forcibly took the child from its mother, but was summoned to court where the child was put back into the mother’s hands. He signed the bond the next day on 29 May 1794. See images 537, 625 & 645. See also OCPQS 4/561, OCPQS 4/566 & OCPQS 4/575.

Williams, Rebecca - Becky Williams identified John Davis as the father on 26 Nov 1791. See image 507.

Wilson, Anne - Anne Wilson refused to identify the father and signed a bond on 25 Feb 1784. See image 344.

Wilson, Drady – Drady Wilson’s child was already born when John Jameson signed the bond on 25 May 1808. See image 1197.

Woods, Amelia – Amelia Woods’s baby boy was already born when she identified Samuel Riggs as the father on 28 Feb 1804. He signed the bond on 29 Feb 1804, but he failed to appear in court in May 1805 and his surety Isaac Woods was summoned to pay his bond. See images 1016, 1024, 1029 & 1078.

Woods, Charity – Charity Woods’s child was already born by 9 Oct 1802 when John Perry was held in custody. He signed the bond on 3 Mar 1803. See images 957, 958 & 989.

Woods, Elizabeth – Elizabeth Woods was pregnant when she identified the father as William Baldwin on 7 Nov 1806. See images 1113 & 1115.

Woods, Mary - Mary Wood refused to identify the father and signed a bond on 24 Aug 1785. See image 386

Woods, Mary - Mary Woods’s child was already born by 2 Mar 1798 when Burwell Chisenhall signed a promise to appear. He signed the bond on 31 May 1798. See images 743 & 728.

Woods, Nancy – Nancy Woods’s child was already born when she identified the father as James Leathers on 24 May 1804. He signed the bond on 29 Aug 1804. See images 1019 & 1031.

Woods, Nancy – Nancy Woods’s child was pregnant when she identified the father as Joseph Woods of Enoe son of Joseph Woods Sr on 10 Nov 1808. He signed an undated bond. See images 1207 & 1209.

Woods, Patsy - Patsy Wood was the mother of a child for which Henry Hill signed a bond on 24 Aug 1785. See image 363.

Woods, Priscilla – Priscilla Wood’s child had already been born when Mark Harris signed the bond on 28 May 1806. She sued him for child support in 1807. See images 1088, 1090 & 1176. In 1809, the court apprenticed Priscilla Wood’s daughter Levily Woods whose date of birth is given as 3 May 1805. See also OCPQS 7/181 & OCPQS 7/601.

Woods, Sarah - Sarah Wood identified Robert Faucett (of George) as the father on 6 May 1797. He signed the bond on 30 Nov 1797. See images 679, 702 & 704.

Workman, Roady – Roady Workman’s child was already born when she identified Joshua O’Daniel as the father on 5 Mar 1808. See image 1223.