These following items (scroll down) are transcriptions of
copies found in the Balfour file in the Randolph room of the Asheboro Library.
Colonial and State Records of N. C.
Vol. XVII - 1781-85
by Walter Clark
We agree that the Message and papers from His Excellency the Governor
this day laid before the General Assembly be referred to the Committee, to whom
were referred his other Message and the public dispatches accompanying it.
Received likewise a Resolution of the Senate for allowing Robert
Hightower fourteen shillings and nine pence, which being read was concurred
Received from the Senate the report of the Committee of Propositions and
Grievances on the Petition of Margaret Balfour concurred with by that House.
being made and seconded that the said Report be concurred with by this House,
was objected to. The question being
put, was carried in the affirmative, whereupon the yeas and Nays were required
by Mr. Blount.
On motion of Mr. Blount, seconded by Mr. Oliver, Ordered that the
Petition of Margaret Balfour, and the report thereon be entered on the Journal
previous to the Yeas and Nays.
State of North Carolina,
To the Honourable General Assembly of said State to be held at Newbern on
the seventh Day of November, 1785. The
Petition of Margaret Balfour humbly sheweth, That her Brother Colo. Andrew
Balfour, (to whose Estate she Administered) attened for a long time in the
Assembly at Wake, for which service he received a certificate, which certificate
was plundered by the Tories among their other papers at the same time that they
Now Your Petitiioner humbly prayeth that your Honors would cause a new
certificate to be given her as her Brotherís Administrator, and the prosperity
of the State shall ever be the constant prayer of your Honours
Most obedient servant,
Randolph County, State of North
Personally appeared before me the above named Margaret Balfour, and made
oath that the certificate for her Brotherís service in the Assembly at Wake,
was lost, and that he never received any thing for said service.
Subscribed before me this 5 Day of November, 1785.
AARON HILL, J. P.
Your Committee to whom was referred
the Petition of Margaret Balfour, Administratrix of Andrew Balfour, deed., Decr.
Report. That after considering the
premises, are of opinion that she be allowed a sum equal to what was contained
in the Former certificate agreeable to the Scale of Depreciation, all which is
JAMES GILLESPIE, Ch.
On the question does the House concur with this report, the Yeas and Nays
are as follows, vizt:
Yeas - - Messrs. Collins, Avery, Sawyer, Dickens, White, Sanders,
Coleman, Stewart, Griffith, E. Robinson, D. Hall, Person, Ashe, Hamilton, S.
Riddick, McKissick, Isler, Sloan, Symons, Cain, J. Taylor, W. Hawkins, Hayes,
Martin, Williams, Bryan, C. Robertson, R. Riddick, Hinton, Dodd, Moore, Tisdale,
Franklin Lewis, Hill McDowall, Whitaker, Hay, Bloodworth, Phillips, Diggs,
Courtney, Gardner, Rowan, Smithwick, Carroll, Lock, Berger, Lewis, Junr.,
Sherrod, Phifer, Alexander, Richardson, C. Hall, & Terry.
Nays - - Messrs. Blount, Smaw, Oliver, Williamson, Harney, Rhodes,
Montgomery, Manney, Cabarrus, Tho. Jordan, McDowall, Thomas & S. Williams.
Mr. Person from the Committee of Privileges and Elections delivered in a
Report on the Petition of James Jasper, which being read the consideration
thereof was postponed until Tomorrow.
Ordered that Mr. Smith have leave to absent himself from the service of
this house for a few days.
The House adjourned til Tomorrow
Morning 10 OíClock.
Artikkles of agrement betwean Mis
Peggey Belford and Joel Parrott this said Peggey has rented or least hor land
and plantashon whare she now lives to the said Joel Parrott for the turmes of
three years this Parrott is to giv one thousand waight of merchentabble
tobackker priest in to a good hogs head a year it to be carred to the nearrest
landen if the said Parrott has a mind to leave the place before the three year
is out he is to go but he is to give the said Peggey nottis be fore it is to
late to enter in for a crop the said Parrot is to leave the place in as good
order as he find it the said Parrot may clear and tend but he is not to destroy
no timber onelay for the euse of the plantation.
Sienned sealled and delivered in the
present of us
Margt. Balfour (Seal)
John (x) Scarlet
Joel Parrot (Seal)
signed: MARGET BELFORD (Seal)
WM. LEWELLING (Seal)
State of No Carolina
) This day MARGET
BELFORD Came before me WILLIAM BAILEY
Randolph County )
ONE OF THE Justices for the County of Randolph and made oath that JOEL
PARROTT is Justley indebeted to her the sum of one Thousand pounds weight of
Inspected Tobaco to be Delivered at the neares Inspection and that she hath just
reason to Beleve that the sd PARROTT is a Boute to Remove him self out of this
County and have given Security as the Law Directs than or tharefore in the name
of the State to Command you to atach as much of the property of the sd. PARROTT
as shall be of value sufficiant to Satisfy the sd. Debet and all Cost and you
are to secure such property so attached in your hands so that within proceedings
may be had thanson ond you are to make noon to our next Court of Pleas and
Quarter Sessions how you have Executed this presest. Given under my hand this
November the first day 1797. WM.
To any Lawfull officer to Execute
State of No Carolina - This Day
MARGET BELFORD Came before me and maid oath that JOEL PARROTT is Indebted to hir
the sum of one Thousand Weigh of Inspected tobaco Swore to and Subscribed before
me this November the First Day 1797.
WILLIAM LEWALLING is Security
By virtue of the Within Ateachment I
Ateached Nine head of hogs and one truck waggen and one bell and some corn
fodder the property of JOAL PARROT
December the 6 day 1797 by me WM.
February Term 1826
sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Andrew Balfour to be his
last will and testament in our presence who in the presence of the testator and
of each other have signed the same as witnesses
Andrew Balfour (seal)
the third A. D. 1825 I Andrew
Balfour do hereby publish pronounce and declare the following as a codicil to
the foregoing last will and testament viz The
part of my real estate given to my wife in case she should change her situation
is to be considered as belonging to her during her natural life and at her death
to revert to and be equally devided amongst my children
It is also my will that if any of my children should arrive at the age of
twenty one years or marry so that a
division of the Estate becomes necessary my Executrix and Executor before named
and the child or children so arriving at age or marrying should each choose one
indifferent person who when chosen shall have power to examine the Estate and
lay off to such child or children as equal portion thereof regard being have to
the part bequeathed to their mother and the number of children witness my hand
and seal the date above
presence of J. Troy (Jurat)
Andrew Balfour (seal)
the fifth A.D. 1825 A Second
codicil which I have thought proper to make to the foregoing last will and
testament is as follows that as it was my intention to convey to Samuel Newby
the Tract of Land on which he lives on his paying me the sum of four hundred
dollars together with such other sum or sums as I might lay out in improving
said place so it is my wish and desire that my Executrix and Executor heretofore
named should perform that intention of mine
But it is to be understood that nothing herein contained shall be so
construed as to bind me my Executors or heirs to keep the said land any deferad?
Length of time but if it should be found necessary at my time to sell the
said land he the said Samuel Newby shall have the preference as a purchaser and
if he then pays the aforesaid sum I
recommend that he should have the land Witness
my hand and seal the date above
Andrew Balfour (seal)
of North Carolina
Court of Pleas and quarter sessions
The execution of this last will and the two codicils of Andrew Balfour
deceased was proven in open court by John Troy one of the subscribing witnesses
thereto & ordain to be recorded