Midgett Family of Hatteras Village


Notes for Matthew Midyett, Sr.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: SPECULATION OF ALTON WARREN PAYNE OF NEW YORK

MATTHEW MIDYETT TOOK UP THE TRADE OF HIS FATHER AND WENT TO WORK AS BOATWRIGHT
IN THE SHIPYARD OF LONDON TOWN, ANN ARUNDEL CO., MARYLAND PRIOR TO 1699.
(I'm not at all sure of this statement. kms)

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: ANNE ARUNDEL CO., MARYLAND JUDGMENTS
VOL. G/278-279

JANUARY COURT 1703
"COMES HEREUNTO COURT MR. CHARLES KILLBURNE AND RACHEL FREEBORNE AND BRING
WILLIAM KILLBURNE, SON-IN-LAW TO SAID RACHEL AND NEPHEW TO SAID CHARLES, INTO COURT AND BINDS THE SAID WILLIAM, WITH HIS CONSENT, TO ONE, MATTHEW MIDIATE, SHIPCARPENTER, TO SERVE THE SAID MATTHEW TILL HE COMES TO THE AGE OF ONE AND TWENTY YEARS, BEING NOW BY THE COURT ADJUDGED TO BE SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE THE NINETEENTH DAY OF MARCH NEXT. IN CONSIDERATION WHEREOF THE SAID MATTHEW UNDERTAKES AND BINDETH HIMSELF TO DO HIS UTMOST ENDEAVOUR TO TEACH THE SAID WILLIAM KILLBURNE THE ART OR MASTERY OF A SHIP CARPENTER AND BOATWRIGHT AND ALSO TO TEACH HIM TO READ AND WRITE SO WELL AS HE CAN TEACH HIM, AND IN ALL OTHER THINGS TO DO BY THE SAID WILLIAM AS IT IS USUAL FOR SUCH MASTERS TO DO BY ORPHANS IN THE COUNTY OF ANN ARUNDEL."

A BRAND WAS ISSUED FOR MATTHEW MIDGET IN THE JUNE COURT 1703. "THE MARK OF MATTHEW MIDGET FOR HIS CATTLE IS A CROP AND TWO SLITS IN THE LEFT EAR."

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: ANNE ARUNDEL CO., MD. JUDGMENTS
VOL. G/474-475

MARCH COURT 1704
WILLIAM BATEMAN
VS
MATTHEW MIDIATE
COMMAND WAS GIVEN TO THE SHERIFF OF ANN ARUNDEL COUNTY THAT HE SHOULD TAKE
MATTHEW MIDIATE, LATE OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, SHIPWRIGHT, IF HE SHOULD BE FOUND
IN THIS BAILIWICK AND SHOULD HIM SAFEKEEP SO THAT HE SHOULD HAVE HIS BODY BEFORE THE JUSTICES OF HER MAJESTIES COUNTY COURT TO BE HELD AT ANNAPOLIS, THE SECOND TUESDAY OF MARCH THEN NEXT, TO ANSWER UNTO WILLIAM BATEMAN OF A PLEA OF TRESPASS UPON THE CASE ETC.
ON WHICH SECOND TUESDAY OF MARCH VIZ.--THE FOURTEENTH OF THE SAME MONTH A.D. 1704 COMES THE SAID SHERIFF AND MAKES RETURN THAT HE HAS TAKEN THE BODY OF THE SAID MATTHEW AS COMMANDED ETC.
WHEREON THE SAID WILLIAM COMPLAINS AS FOLLOWS VIZ.--MATTHEW MIDIATE OF ANN ARUNDEL COUNTY, SHIPWRIGHT, WAS ATTACHED TO ANSWER UNTO WILLIAM BATEMAN OF A PLEA OF TRESPASS UPON THE CASE.
WHEREUPON THE SAID WILLIAM BY CLEMENT DAVIES, HIS ATTORNEY, COMPLAINED THAT WHEREAS THE SAID MATTHEW MIDIATE AT LONDON TOWN IN ANN ARUNDEL COUNTY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THIS COURT, THE 24th DAY OF FEBRUARY IN THE YEAR 1699 STOOD INDEBTED TO THE SAID WILLIAM BATEMAN IN THE SUM OF ONE POUND AND TEN SHILLINGS OF LAWFUL MONEY, BY THE PARTICULAR ACCOUNT HEREWITH BROUGHT INTO COURT MAY APPEAR, AND THE SAID MATTHEW BEING SO INDEBTED AFTERWARDS, THAT IS TO SAY, THE 24th DAY OF FEBRUARY IN THE YEAR AFORESAID, AT THE COUNTY AFORESAID, IN CONSIDERATION THEREOF, DID ASSUME UPON HIMSELF AND TO THE SAID WILLIAM BATEMAN, DID THEN AND NOW, FAITHFULLY PROMISE, THAT HE, THE SAID MATTHEW MIDIATE, THE SAID SUM OF ONE POUND AND TEN SHILLINGS TO THE SAID WILLIAM BATEMAN WHEN THEREUNTO REQUIRED WOULD WELL AND TRULY CONSENT AND PAY,
NEVERTHELESS THE SAID MATTHEW MIDIATE HIS PROMISE AND ASSUMPTION AFORESAID NOT
AT ALL REGARDING BUT CONTRIVING AND FRAUDENTALLY INTENDING HIM, THE SAID WILLIAM BATEMAN IN THIS BEHALF CRAFTILY AND SUBTLEY TO DEVISE AND DEFRAUD THE AFORESAID SUM OF ONE POUND AND TEN SHILLINGS TO THE SAID WILLIAM BATEMAN ALTHOUGH OFTEN KNEW UNTO REQUIRED VIZ.-- THE DAY, YEAR AND PLACE LAST MENTIONED AND AT DIVERS TIMES AND PLACES KNEW HE HATH NOT PAID BUT THE SAME TO PAY AND CONTENT OR SATISFY TO THE SAID WILLIAM BATEMAN HATH DENIED AND REFUSED AND WILL AND DOTH DENY AND REFUSE TO THE DAMAGE OF THE SAID WILLIAM BATEMAN THERE PAID AND SENT OF LAWFUL MONEY AND THEREOF HE BRINGS THIS SUIT.
PLEDGE & JOHN DOE & RICHARD ROE

JUNE COURT 1704
MATHEW MIDIATE DUE TO WILLIAM BATEMAN--------------1 POUND 10 SHILLINGS
FOR CAKES & BEER & PUNCH & WINE

MATTHEW MIDIATE HAS HIS ATTORNEY, W. BLADEN, DEFEND THE CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST
HIM BY WILLIAM BATEMAN. THE JUSTICES OF THE COURT AWARD MATHEW MIDIATE THE SUM OF_____(NOT SPECIFIED)______ POUNDS OF TOBACCO FOR HIS COSTS & CHARGES BECAUSE
WILLIAM BATEMAN'S CHARGES PROVED FALSE.

AUGUST COURT 1705
MATTHEW MIDIATE
VS
CHARLES LINTHICUM
THIS WRIT AND ONE OTHER "COUNTERMANDED BY THE PLAINTIFFS"

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: "A LIST OF ORPHANS IN MIDDLENECK HUNDRED"; PAGE 352

WITH MATTHEW MIDDIATE WAS A WILLIAM KILBOURNE

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: ANNE ARUNDEL CO., MD. JUDGMENTS; PAGE 459

JANUARY COURT 1707
MATTHEW MIDIATE APPEARED IN COURT ALONG WITH THOMAS MacNAMARA, BOTH ACCUSED OF
SHEEP STEALING. THEY APPEARED FIRST DECEMBER 7, 1706. HE WAS DISCHARGED FROM THIS RECOGNITION. HE APPEARS AGAIN JANUARY 14, 1707. THIS DOCUMENT STATES THAT "ALONG WITH THOMAS MacNAMARA, MATTHEW MIDIATE STOOD ACCUSED OF SHEEP STEALING, HAVING BEEN DISCHARGED FROM ONE RECOGNITION, HE MUST ENTER ANOTHER AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HE OWES HER MAJESTY 50 POUNDS LAWFUL MONEY. MacNAMARA OWES 22.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: ANNE ARUNDEL CO., MD. JUDGMENTS; PAGE 495-497

MARCH COURT 1707
HER MAJESTY
VS
MATTHEW MIDIATE, BOATWRIGHT
JOHN MERCER
MATTHEW MIDIATE AND JOHN MERCER ARE CHARGED WITH BREAKING INTO A TOBACCO BARN AND STEALING "ONE WELTRER SHEEP" WORTH 12 SHILLINGS, FROM MERCER'S EMPLOYER, JOHN EDWARDS, PLANTER IN SOUTH RIVER HUNDRED, AND IN ALL SOULS PARISH.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: ANNE ARUNDEL CO., MD. JUDGMENTS; PAGE 537

JUNE 10, 1707
MATTHEW MIDIATE BEING BOUND BY RECOGNIZANCE FOR FIFTY POUNDS. ROBERT AND
FRANCIS HARDISTY AND JOHN DURAND, HIS SURITIES, AT 25 POUNDS STERLING EACH, FOR THE SAID MATTHEW MIDIATE'S APPEARANCE AT THIS COURT. MATTHEW MEDIATE DID NOT APPEAR AND THE BOND WAS ORDERED FORFEITED TO THE CROWN.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: ANNE ARUNDEL CO., MD. JUDGMENTS; PAGES 741-743

JUNE COURT 1708
5 JUNE 1708. CHARLES KILBURNE COMPLAINS THAT MATTHEW MEDIATE OWES HIM 2 POUNDS, 13 SHILLINGS, & 4 PENCE FOR VARIOUS WARES, AND AS A RESULT OF THIS NOT BEING PAID IS DAMAGED TO THE EXTENT OF 5 POUNDS, SIX SHILLINGS, AND 8 PENCE (TWICE THE DEBT).
KILBURNE'S ATTORNEY IS JOSIAH WILSON, GENTLEMAN, WHO APPEARS AND SAYS MATTHEW MEDIATE "IS NOT TO BE FOUND IN THIS BALIWICK." WHEREUPON THE COURT ORDERS AN ATTACHMENT TO MATTHEW MIDIATE'S GOODS TO SATISFY KILBURNE'S CLAIM OF DEBT AND DAMAGES.
MATTHEW MIDYETT WAS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND APPOINTED CAPTAIN RICHARD JOHNSON & WILLIAM NICHOLSON TO REPRESENT HIM IN THE KILBURNE SUIT. KILBURNE THEN FILES A SUIT AGAINST THEM.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: ANNE ARUNDEL CO., MD. JUDGMENTS; PAGES 788-789

AUGUST COURT 1708
CHARLES KILBURNE COMMAND WAS GIVEN TO ATTACH MATTHEW MIDIETT'S GOODS
VS TO THE EXTENT OF 2 POUNDS, 13 SHILLINGS, AND 4 PENCE
CAPT. RICHARD JOHNSON AND 1200 POUNDS OF TOBACCO AND THE COURT AWARDS TO
WILLIAM NICHOLSON KILLBURNE HIS 2 POUNDS, 13 SHILLINGS, AND 4 PENCE
PLUS 544 POUNDS OF TOBACCO.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: ALTON WARREN PAYNE; NEW YORK

"THOUGH MATTHEW MIDYETT ESCAPED TO NORTH CAROLINA HIS TROUBLES IN MARYLAND SEEM TO CONTINUE. A COURT JUDGMENT, SEPTEMBER COURT 1716, L. VD #2, PAGE 228.
WILLIAM BLADEN FOR THE CROWN VERSUS JOHN GRESHAM, JR. IN WHICH MATTHEW MIDIATE
WAS ORDERED TO CONTRIBUTE 24 POUNDS OF TOBACCO. BLADEN HAD SERVED AS MATTHEW'S ATTORNEY IN 1704. THUS ENDS MATTHEW MIDYETT'S MARYLAND RECORD!"

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: NORTH CAROLINA COLONIAL RECORDS (OLD SERIES);
VOLUME 1; PAGE 855
Also SPECULATION OF ALTON WARREN PAYNE

A STUDY OF THE MARYLAND RECORDS CONCERNING MATTHEW MIDYETT INDICATE HE WAS ABSENT FROM ANN ARUNDEL COUNTY AFTER MARCH 1707. DID HE ESCAPE THE QUEEN'S JURISDICTION AND REMOVE TO NORTH CAROLINA WHERE HE WOULD BE UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE LORDS PROPRIETORS? THIS APPEARS TO BE THE CASE. HE PROBABLY TOOK UP HIS TRADE IN THE SHIPYARD ON SCUPPERNONG RIVER OR THE ONE THEN BEING OPERATED ON THE PASQUOTANK. HE WAS CERTAINLY IN CHOWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON JUNE 30, 1711 AND WITH GOVERNOR EDWARD HYDE AND THE ALBEMARLE COUNTY MILITIA, AT WHICH TIME HE BECAME THE HERO OF THE DAY WHEN HE APPREHENDED A BRIGANTINE BELONGING TO EMANUEL LOW WHO HAD FIRED UPON GOVERNOR EDWARD HYDE AND HIS SUPPORTERS.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: CURRITUCK CO., N.C. LAND PATENT BOOK 1; PAGE 199

#569 MATHEW MIDGETT 7 FEBRUARY 1712--341 ACRES ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ALBEMARLE SOUND, COMMONLY KNOWN BY THE NAME OF WHITE OAK ISLAND, JOINING THE SOUND, THE SWAMP AND THE POCOSON, AND THE GREAT SWAMP.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: TYRRELL CO., N.C. DEED BOOK 10; PG. 302

THE LORDS PROPRIETORS OF NORTH CAROLINA GRANTED UNTO MATHEW MIDGET A TRACT OF LAND CONTAINING 341 ACRES LYING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ALBEMARLE SOUND AND COMMONLY KNOWN BY THE NAME OF WHITE OAK ISLAND, WHICH LAND WAS SURVEYED FOR JOHNATHAN BATEMAN AND BY HIM ASSIGNED OVER TO THE AFORESAID MATHEW MIDGETT AS BY THE ASSIGNMENT UPON AND DATED FEBRUARY 7, 1712/3.
WIT: WM. REID THOS. POLLOCK
RECORDED: MARCH 8, 1712/3 THOS. BOYD
REGISTERED: OCTOBER 25, 1788

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: CURRITUCK CO., N.C. LAND PATENT BOOK 1; PAGE 183

#516 MATTHEW MIDGETT 16 APRIL 1712 360 ACRES ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF ALLIGATOR
CREEK IN CHOWAN PRECINCT, JOINING WILLIAM RAPHELL AND THE CREEK MARSH.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: PASQUOTANK CO., N.C. DEED BOOK A; PG. 384

APRIL 16, 1712
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, N.C., HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM LD. CRAVEN PALATINE &c...GAVE AND GRANT UNTO MATTHEW MIDGET A TRACT OF LAND CONTAINING 360 ACRES LYING ON THE N.W. SIDE OF ALLIGATOR CREEK IN CHOWAN PRECINCT...WILLIAM RAPHELL'S CORNER TREE...FOR 2 SHILLINGS AND 6 PENCE PAID TO THE HONORABLE GOVERNOR FOR EVERY 50 ACRES.
WIT: N. CHEVIN, SECY. EDWARD HYDE
N. CHEVIN
THO. BOYD
THO. PATTERSON

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: NORTH CAROLINA COLONIAL RECORDS (OLD SERIES);
VOLUME 1; PAGE 855

PRESENT AT A COUNCIL AT THE HOUSE OF CAPTAIN JOHN HECKLEFIELD IN LITTLE RIVER ON THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1712 WERE THE HONORABLE EDWARD HYDE, GOVERNOR, THOMAS POLLOCK, NATHANIEL CHEVIN, WILLIAM REED, AND THOMAS PETERSON. "UPON PETITION OF MATHEW MIDGETT, PRAYING THAT HE MAY BE ALLOWED FIFTY POUNDS, PERSUANT TO PROCLAMATION, FOR APPREHENDING EMANUEL LOW, WHICH IS TO BE ALLOWED OUT OF HIS ESTATE IF CONVICTED. EMANUEL LOW, BEING APPREHENDED AND BROUGHT BEFORE THIS BOARD FOR STIRRING UP SEDITION & REBELLION AFTER THIS GOVERNMENT AND ENDEVORING TO SUBVERT THE SAME, WAS COMMITED TO CUSTODY OF THE PROVOST MARSHALL."

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: NORTH CAROLINA COLONIAL RECORDS; VOLUME 1; PAGE 857

SATURDAY. JULY 12, 1712. "UPON PETITION OF THE INHABITANTS OF ALLIGATOR, PRAYING THAT THEY MAY BE REMOVED INTO THE PRECINCT OF PASQUOTANK AND NO LONGER BE IN THE PRECINCT OF CHOWAN. IT WAS ORDERED THAT ALL LANDS IN AND ABOUT ALLIGATOR AND THE INHABITANTS AS FAR UP AS THE WHITE OAK LANDS WHERE MATHEW MIDGETT NOW LIVES, BE FROM HENCE FORWARD DEEMED TO BE IN THE PRECINCT OF PASQUOTANK AND THE INHABITANTS PAYING ALL SUCH LEVIES AS ARE NOW DUE & ENGAGED FOR THE PRECINCT OF CHOWAN..."

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: NORTH CAROLINA COLONIAL RECORDS; VOLUME 1; PAGE 866

AT A COUNCIL HELD IN THE HOUSE OF CAPTAIN THOMAS LEE ON THE 31st DAY OF JULY 1712 IT IS ORDERED BY THE BOARD THAT A SHALLOP (A SHIP PROPELLED MAINLY BY OARS OR SAILS USED CHIEFLY IN SHALLOW WATERS; SOURCE: WEBSTER'S COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY) BELONGING TO RICHARD SILVESTER OF VIRGINIA, WHEREOF RICHARD JASPER IS AT PRESENT MASTER, BE FORTHWITH IMPRESSED INTO THE COUNTRY'S SERVICE AND DANIEL LEWIS AND MATTHEW MIDGETT DO APPRAISE THE SAME WITH ALL HER TACKLE FURNITURE AND APPAREL AND MAKE RETURN THEREOF TO THIS BOARD."

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: N.C. ARCHIVES; COLONIAL COURT RECORDS
ESTATE OF EDWARD HYDE

N. CAROLINA
DAME CATHERINE HYDE WIDD'W. ADMIN'X. OF THE GOODS & CHATTELS WHICH WERE OF THE HONORABLE EDWARD HYDE ESQ. WHO DIED INTESTATE IS PET'R. AND MATHEW MIDGETT OF ALBEMARLE COUNTY, CARPENTTER, IS DEF'T. IN A PLEA OF THE CASE.
AND THE SAID PET. BY EDWARD MOSELEY, HER ATTORNEY, DEMANDS OF THE DEF'T. THAT HE DELIVER UNTO HER THE SUM OF TWELVE POUNDS SIXTEEN SHILLINGS AND TWO PENCE WHICH HE UNJUSTLY DETAINS FROM HER. FOR THAT WHEREAS THE SAID DEF'T. THE THIRD DAY OF JUNE ANNO DOM. 1711 IN THE COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE & WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THIS COURT IN CONSIDERATION THAT THE AFORES'D. EDWARD HYDE AT SPECIAL INSTANCE & REQUEST OF THE AFORES'D. DEF'T. HAD BARGAINED & SOLD TO HIM THE SAID DEF'T. TO THE PROPER USE AND SERVICE OF HIM THE SAID DEFT. FORTY? YARDS OF BLEW LINNEN AT THE RATE & PRICE OF EIGHTEEN SHILLINGS, TWO ISMAHAUKS? AT YE RATE & PRICE OF SIX SHILLINGS & TEN BUSHELS OF INDIAN CORN AT YE RATE & PRICE OF SIXTEEN SHILLINGS & EIGHT PENCE, DID ASSINE UPON HIMSELF THAT HE THE SAID DEF'T. THE AFORE'D. SEVERALL SUMS OF MONEY TO HIM THE SAID EDWARD HYDE WOULD WELL & FAITHFULLY PRAY & CONSENT. AND WHEREAS THE AFORES'D. DEF'T. IN CONSIDERATION THAT THE AFORES'D. EDW'D. HYDE AT THE LIKE INSTANCE REQUEST OF
THE AFORES'D. DEF'T. WOULD LEND UNTO THE AFORES'D. DEF'T. & PAY UNTO MAJ'R. WM. REED OF PASQUOTANK PREC'T. THE SUMS OF TEN POUNDS FIFTEEN SHILLINGS & SIX PENCE WHICH THE SAID DEF'T. OWED TO YE S'D. MAJ'R. REED UPON HIMSELF DID ASSINE AND TO THE S'D. EDW'D. HYDE FAITHFULLY PROMISED THAT YE S'D. SUM OF TEN POUNDS FIFTEEN SHILLINGS & SIX PENCE TO AFS'D. EDW'D. HYDE HE WOULD LIKE WISE FAITHFULLY CONSENT & PAY. WHICH SAID SEVERAL SUMS OF MONEY DO AMOUNT IN THE WHOLE UNTO YE SUM OF TWELVE POUNDS SIXTEEN SHILLINGS & TWO PENCE YET THE AFORES'D. DEF'T. THE AFORES'D. TWELVE POUNDS SIXTEEN SHILLINGS & TWO PENCE TO AFS'D. EDWARD HYDE IN HIS LIFETIME. ______ TO YE PET'R. AFTER HIS DEATH TO WHOME YE ADMINISTRATION OF ALL OF GOODS & CHATTELS WHICH WERE OF AFORES'D. EDW'D. HYDES AT HIS DEATH BY YE HONS. THO'S. POLLOCK ESQ. PRESID'T OF THE
COUNCILL COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF NO. CAROLINA THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMB'R. ANNO DOM. 1712 TO WHOM YE RIGHT OF GRANTING ADMINISTRATION BELONGETH , WAS COMMITTED HATH NOT RENDERED BUT OF SAME TO RENDER HATH DENIED AND OF SAME TO HER AFOR'D. PET'R. ACEPT TO RENDER DOTH ____ DIS____LEY DETAIN. WHEREUON WE SAITH THE DAMAGES ____ HATH DAMAGE TO YE SUM OF FIFTEEN POUNDS AND THEREUPON SHE BRINGS HE____ _____ AND __ BRINGS HERE ITO COURT YE PET'R.S CONSIDERATION WHICH TESTIFY & SHEW THAT AFRS'D. DAME CATHERINE HYDE ADMIN'X. OF THE GOODS & CHATTLES WHICH WERE OF THE HON. EDW'D. HYDE ESQ. WHO DIED INTESTATE.
MOSELEY FOR THE PET'R.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: PASQUOTANK CO., N.C. DEED BOOK A; PG. 131

ON OCTOBER 29, 1712 ANDREW WILSON SIGNED OVER A PATENT TO MATHEW MIDGETT AND HIS HEIRS.
WIT: CORN'S. FITZPATRICK
FRAN. F. CASEWELL
EBEN WHITE
PROVED: APRIL 17, 1716

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: PASQUOTANK CO., N.C. DEED BOOK A; PG. 130

ON OCTOBER 30, 1712 THOMAS HOLLOWAY APPOINTS MATTHEW MIDGET, HIS LAWFUL ATTORNEY, TO MAKE OVER TWO TRACTS OF LAND. ONE TO JOHN WHITLY, THE OTHER TO ANDREW WILSON. LYING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ALBEMARLE SOUND IN THE PRECINCT OF PASQUOTANK.
WIT: FRA. F. CASWELL THOS. H. HOLLOWAY

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: NORTH CAROLINA COLONIAL COURT RECORDS;
TITHABLES (1702-1722)


MATHEW MIDYETT WAS LISTED IN THE TITHABLES ON 21 DEC. 1712. HE HAD TWO (2)
TITHABLES.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: NORTH CAROLINA COLONIAL COURT RECORDS; VOLUME 2;
PAGE 80

AT GENERAL COURT HELD ON MARCH 31 1713, MATTHEW MIDGETT IS LISTED AND SWORN IN AS A GENTLEMAN OF THE GRAND JURY.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: NORTH CAROLINA COLONIAL RECORDS; VOLUME 2;
PAGES 69-70

HELD AT THE HOUSE OF CAPTAIN HECKLEFIELD IN LITTLE RIVER ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1713 WERE THOMAS POLLOCK, ESQ.; PRESIDENT, NATHANIEL CHEVIN, THOMAS BOYD, WILLIAM REED, & TOBIAS KNIGHT, LORDS PROPRIETOR'S DEPUTIES. UPON PETITION OF ANTHONY ALEXANDER SETTING FORTH THAT ON THE 20th DAY OF AUGUST 1702, JOHN BURKETT TOOK UP AND SURVEYED BY JOHN ANDERSON, DEPUTY SURVEYOR, A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND CONTANING 154 ACRES IN ALLIGATOR CREEK BEGINNING AT A GUM BY THE SIDE OF A GREAT SWAMP COMMONLY CALLED OR KNOWN BY THE NAME OF FIFTY TREE SWAMP.....SAID BURKETT DID MAKE OVER AND COMFIRM UNTO ALEXANDER THIS TRACT OF LAND AND HE HELD THE DEED BEARING THE DATE JUNE 12, 1705. THIS DEED WAS ACKNOWLEDGED IN OPEN COURT & REGISTERED. HE, HIMSELF, HAD POSSESSION OF THIS LAND, EITHER BY HIMSELF OR TENANT ASSIGNS AND DULY PAID QUIT RENTS FOR THIS PROPERTY BUT BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT WAS IN SUCH A TURMOIL HE HAD NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET A PATENT. MATHEW MIDGETT HAD UNDERHANDEDLY MADE A PATENT ON THE SAME PROPERTY AND ANTHONY ALEXANDER IS ASKING THE COUNCIL TO FORFEIT
MIDGETT'S RIGHT TO THE LAND. IT WAS ORDERED BY THE COUNCIL THAT ANTHONY ALEXANDER HAVE A PATENT FOR THE LAND ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY AND MATHEW MIDGETT'S PATENT BE DECLARED INVALID. IF WAS FURTHER ORDERED THAT ANTHONY ALEXANDER LAY OUT HIS LAND ACCORDING TO THE FORMER SURVEY AND THAT MATHEW MIDGETT HAVE LIBERTY TO TAKE UP THE VACANT LAND IF THERE IS ANY LEFT.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: NORTH CAROLINA COLONIAL RECORDS (1713-1728)
VOLUME 2; PAGE 173

AT A COUNCIL HELD AT THE HOUSE OF CAPTAIN RICHARD SANDERSON AT LITTLE RIVER THE 18th DAY OF MARCH 1714. "MR. EMANUEL LOW PREFERRING A PETITION TO THIS BOARD AFTER MATHEW MIDGETT, THEREIN SETTING FORTH THAT THE SAID MIDGETT FELONIOUSLY, BROKE INTO MR. EMANUEL LOW'S STOREHOUSE IN THE TIME WHEN THE HONORABLE EDWARD HYDE WAS GOVERNOR HERE, AND HAD TAKEN OUT A QUANTITY OF RUM AND SUGAR AND PREYS THAT THE GOVERNOR WOULD APPREHEND HIM. THEREFORE AND IT APPEARING TO THIS BOARD THAT SAID MIDGETT DID THIS BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THAT SAID LOW HAS BEEN COWARDLY AND SATISFIED FOR THE SAME. THEREFORE IT IS THE OPINION OF THE BOARD THAT THE PETITION IS ALL TOGETHER SCANDALOUS, INJURIOUS, SEDITIOUS, AND FALSE AND THEREFORE IT IS ORDERED THAT THE SAME BE AND IS THEREBY REJECTED AS SUCH."

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: NORTH CAROLINA COLONIAL RECORDS (1709-1723
2nd SERIES; VOL. 5; PG. 481

UPON COMPLAINT OF JNO. DURANT, A YAWPIM INDIAN, SETTING FORTH THAT WHEN HE WAS OUT AGAINST THE INDIAN ENEMY UNDER THE COMMAND OF MATHEW MIDGETT, HE THE SAID DURANT, TOOKE AN INDIAN SLAVE WOMAN AND THE SAID MATHEW MIDGETT TOOK HER AWAY FROM HIM WITHOUT ANY SATTISFACTION: AND THE MATTER BEING HEARD IT IS THE OPINION OF THIS COURT THAT THE SAID SLAVE WOMAN DID BELONG TO THE SAID DURANT, WHEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AND DECREED THAT THE SAID MAT. MIDGET DOE PAY UNTO THE SAID DURANT, TEN POUNDS IN CONSIDERATION OF THE SAID SLAVE.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: LAND GRANT OFFICE OF ALBEMARLE; SECRETARY OF STATE

JANUARY 15, 1715. 1500 ACRES ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF ALBEMARLE SOUND

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: CHOWAN CO., N.C. DEED BOOK 1; PG. 580

MIDGETT TO MIXON. ASSIGNMENT OF A PATENT FOR 360 ACRES OF LAND ON THE NORTH SIDE OF ALLIGATOR CREEK. ORIGINAL PATENT DATED 16 APRIL 1712. "KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT I, CAPTAIN MATHEW MIDGETT & JUDETH, HIS WIFE, DO ASSIGN AND MAKE OVER ALL RIGHTS, TITLES AND INTEREST OF THIS PATENT WITHIN MENTIONED, TO JOHN MIXON, HIS HEIRS OR ASSIGNS FOREVER. IT BEING FOR THE LIKE VALUE AND CONSIDERATION ALREADY IN HAND RECEIVED FROM THE SAID MIXON, AND DO OWN OURSELVES FULLY AND JUSTLY SATISFIED FOR THE SAME, AS WITNESS OUR HAND AND SEAL THE 30th DAY OF OCTOBER 1715.
MATTHEW MIDGETT
JUDETH MIDGETT
TEST: WILLIAM LUDFORD
J. WATKINS
(John Mixon transferred this patent to Anthony Alexander June 13, 1718.)

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: PASQUOTANK CO., N.C. DEED BOOK A; PG. 164-165

MATTHEW MIDGET, CARPENTER OF PASQUOTANK PRECINCT, FOR 50 POUNDS STERLING, SOLD
TO WILLIAM BARCLIFT OF PERQUIMANS PRECINCT, 540 ACRES OF LAND LYING UPON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ALLIGATOR CREEK BEING PART OF A 640 ACRE PATENT ISSUED TO MATTHEW MIDGET FEBRUARY 4, 1714. THE OTHER 100 ACRES HAD BEEN SOLD TO RICHARD BURTENSHALL. MATTHEW MIDGET GIVES SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW THIS DIVISION OF THE PATENT IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED. THIS INDENTURE WAS MADE MARCH 27, 1716.
WIT: B. HICKS
JOHN MIXON MATTHEW MIDGET

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: 1718 TAX LIST OF PASQUOTANK CO., N.C.
by RAYMOND A. WINSLOW, JR.
found in "THE N.C. GENEALOGICAL SOC. JOURNAL; FEB 1993

IN #9 ALLIGATOR DISTRICT:
MATHEW MIDGITT WAS LISTED WITH 1 TITHABLE | 15 SHILLINGS AND 661 ACRES OF LAND | 2 SHILLINGS AND 6 PENCE PER 100 ACRES.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: PASQUOTANK CO., N.C. RECORD OF DEEDS
VOLUME A; PG. 257

JULY 12, 1721
CORNELIUS FITZPATRICK DO HEREBY ORDAIN MY FRIEND TO BE MY TRUE & LAWFUL DEPUTY & ATTORNEY FOR ME & IN MY NAME A TRACT OF LAND TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED TO THOMAS PEARTREE BY JOHN FITZPATRICK WHO IS MY LAWFUL ATTORNEY.
WIT: MATH. MIDGET
SAMUEL M. x MIDGET CORNELIUS FITZPATRICK
PROVED & ACKNOWLEDGED: JULY 18, 1721

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: PASQUOTANK CO., N.C. RECORD OF DEEDS
VOLUME A; PG. 249

JULY 18, 1721. "FOR A VALUABLE CONSIDERATION IN HAND PAID, DO ASSIGN OVER UNTO CAPTAIN RICHARD SANDERSON, ALL MY RIGHT, TITLE & INTEREST OF THE WITHIN MENTIONED, UNTO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER, FROM ME AND MY HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER.
MATTHEW MIDGET
TEST: JESSE JONES
JOS. GIBSON
(This Pasquotank record does not state what it is that's being transferred to Richard Sanderson.)

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: CURRITUCK CO., N.C. LAND PATENT BOOK 8; PAGE 157

#2854 MATHEW MIDGETT 20 JULY 1717 200 ACRES IN CURRITUCK PRECINCT ON THE SAND BANKS TO THE SOUTHWARD OF ROAKOKE INLET, JOINING THE SOUND SIDE, THE SEABOARD, AND THE SEA SHORE.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: CURRITUCK CO., N.C. LAND PATENT BOOK 3; PAGE 113

#1989 MATHEW MIDGETT 18 OCTOBER 1722 80 ACRES, AN ISLAND COMMONLY CALLED BODYES ISLAND, BETWEEN ROANOKE INLET AND HIS FORMER SURVEY, JOINING THE MOUTH OF THE DUGG CREEK, THE SEABOARD, THE SEASIDE HILL, AND THE SOUND SIDE.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: CURRITUCK CO., N.C. LAND PATENT BOOK 3; PAGE 239

#2512 MATHEW MIDGET 23 AUGUST 1727 1900 ACRES, BEING THE SEA BANK WITH ALL THE MARSH ADJOINING TO IT, COMMONLY CALLED COW & BODYES ISLAND, JOINING THE SOUTH SIDE OF ROANOKE INLET AND RUNNING ALONG THE SHORE TO THE END OF WHAT CAN BE CALLED LAND NEAR A SMALL INLET CALLED SCOTTS NECK, WHICH PARTS THIS FROM CHICAMACAMICO, THE LENGTH OF THE WHOLE 9 1/2 MILES, THE MEAN BREADTH 100 POLES.

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: ALTON WARREN PAYNE FILES

"...AFTER THE DEATH OF OWEN GRIFFEN, HIS WIDOW, MARY (HUNT) GRIFFEN, DAUGHTER, OF WILLIAM HUNT, WHO, IN 1635, PATENTED LANDS ON THE WESTERN BRANCH OF NANSEMOND RIVER, MARRIED WILLIAM BODDIE, FOR WHOM BODIES ISLAND WAS NAMED, IT BEING A SMALL ISLAND AT THE TIME MATTHEW MIDYETT TOOK OUT HIS PATENT, THERE ALSO BEING 2 OTHER SMALL ISLANDS, WHICH THROUGH CLOSING OF INLETS HAS AND DID WHILE HE OWNED IT, FORMED ONE CONTINUOUS ISLAND, KNOWN TODAY AS BODIES ISLAND, DARE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. SAID ISLAND TODAY BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY JOCKEYS RIDGE..."THE SOUTHERNMOST ISLAND IN MATTHEW MIDYETT'S FINAL PATENT WHICH CONSOLIDATED ALL OF WHAT IS NOW BODIES ISLAND WAS TERMINATED AT WHAT IS NOW OREGON INLET. THIS WAS KNOWN IN MATTHEW MIDYETT'S PATENT AS SCOTT'S WRECK.

ABSTRACT OF MATTHEW MIDYETT WILL

DECEMBER 31, 1734. JULY COURT, 1735. BODY ISLAND. SONS: SAMUEL (LAND ON ALBERMARLE SOUND), JOHN ("ONE GREAT PERIAUGAR AND SAILS"), JOSEPH, MATTHEW AND THOMAS. DAUGHTERS: ANN, CATERAN, DINA. EXECUTORS: JOHN AND JOSEPH MIDYETT. WITNESSES: TULLE WILLIAMS, JOSEPH OLOVER, MARY HUNTER. CLERK OF THE COURT: JAMES CRAVEN.

MATTHEW MIDYETT WILL

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: YE 21st DAY OF DECEMBER ANNO 1734.

I, MARTHEW MIDYETT, OF BODY ISLAND, THAT IS, COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE, BEING VERY SICK AND WEAK OF BODY BUT OF TRUE AND PERFECT MIND AND MEMORY, THANKS BE TO THE ALMIGHTY GOD FOR IT: AND CALLING TO MIND THE MORTALITY OF MY BODY THAT IT IS APPOINTED FOR ALL MEN ONCE TO DIE AND DO THEREFORE PUT MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN WRITING: THEREFORE AND FIRST OF ALL, I GIVE AND RECOMMEND MY SOUL INTO THE HAND OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD THAT GAVE IT: AND FOR MY BODY, I COMMEND UNTO THE EARTH TO BE BURIED IN A CHRISTIANLIKE MANNER AT THE DISCRETION OF MY EXECUTORS, NOTHING DOUBTING BUT AT THE GENERAL RESURRECTION I SHALL RECEIVE THE SAME AGAIN, AND FIRST OF MY DESIRES IS THAT ALL MY LAWFUL DEBTS BE PAID AND AS TOUCHING OF MY WORDLY ESTATE. I GIVE AS IN MANNER AND FORM FOLLOWING:
IMPRIMIS: ITEM: I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY ELDEST SON SAMUEL MIDYETT, ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND LYING AND BEING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ALBEMARLE SOUND, ALWAYS CALLED HIS OWN, TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER. AND FUTHERMORE, I GIVE UNTO MY SON SAMUEL, SAIL CLOTH, ENOUGH TO FURNISH HIS CANOE WITH ONE SUIT OF SAILS, TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER.
ITEM: I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY SON, JOHN MIDYETT, ONE GREAT PEREOARGER (SHIP) AND SAILS THAT BELONG TO HER AND A SMALL CANOE THAT TOWS AFTER HER, TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER. AND FURTHERMORE, I GIVE MY SON JOHN, ONE HAMMOCK ON THIS ISLAND THAT HAS ALWAYS GONE BY THE NAME OF "JOHN'S HAMMOCK", FOR A PRILAVAGE OF A STOCK, TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS.
ITEM: I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY SON, JOSEPH MIDYETT, THAT PART OF THE ISLAND WHEREON HE NOW LIVES, TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS OR ASSIGNS FOREVER. AND LIKEWISE, I GIVE TO MY SON, JOSEPH, ONE OLD CANOE CALLED "THE SEAFLOWER", TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS OR ASSIGNS.
ITEM: I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY DAUGHTERS, ANN MIDYETT, CATHERINE MIDYETT, JUDY MIDYETT, AND DINAH MIDYETT, EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM, A FEATHER BED, TO THEM AND THEIR HEIRS OR ASSIGNS FOREVER.
ITEM: I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY SON, SAMUEL MIDYETT, THAT PART OF THE ISLAND WHEREON HE NOW LIVES, TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS OR ASSIGNS FOREVER, AND I GIVE TO MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTERS, EACH OF THEM, THE FIRST TWO MARE COLTS THAT IS RAISED OUT OF MY STOCK, TO THEM AND THEIR HEIRS FOREVER.
ITEM: I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY SONS, MATTHEW MIDYETT AND THOMAS MIDYETT, THIS PART OF THE ISLAND WHEREON I NOW LIVE, FROM THE DUGS (?) SOUTHERLY, TO THEM AND THEIR HEIRS OR THEIR ASSIGNS FOREVER.
ITEM: I GIVE UNTO MY WELL BELOVED WIFE AND MY TWO SONS, MATTHEW AND THOMAS, AND MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, DINAH, THE PRIVILEDGE OF THE SEASIDE, LIKEWISE MY WILL AND DESIRE IS THAT MY SON, MATTHEW, SHALL NOT HAVE THE LIBERTY OF SELLING ANY PART OF THE LAND WITHOUT HE SHOULD COME TO HIS SENSES, LIKEWISE, I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY WELL BELOVED WIFE AND MY TWO SONS, MATTHEW AND THOMAS AND MY DAUGHTER, DINAH, ALL THE REST OF MY MOVABLE ESTATE IN THE HOUSE AND THE REST OF MY STOCK WITHOUT, TO THEIR USE AND BEHALF, TO THEIR HEIRS FOREVER, AND I LIKEWISE, MY WILL AND DESIRE IS THAT ALL THE REST OF MY LAND ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ALBEMARLE SOUND MAY BE SOLD ACCORDING AS MY EXECUTORS SEE FIT AND THE MONEY TO BE CONVERTED TO THE USE OF MY WELL BELOVED WIFE AND TWO SONS, MATTHEW AND THOMAS, AND MY DAUGHTER, DINAH, TO THEIR USE FOREVER, AND LIKEWISE, MY WILL AND DESIRE IS ALL MY PORK AND PITCH TARS SHOULD FIRST BE SOLD TO PURCHASE A NEGRO, AND FUTHERMORE I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY TWO SONS, MATTHEW AND THOMAS, MY TWO NEGROS THAT I HAVE ALREADY AND THAT I LEAVE TO BE PURCHASED, TO THEM AND THEIR HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER. BUT MY DESIRE IS THAT IF MY SONS, MATTHEW AND THOMAS, SHOULD DIE WITHOUT HEIRS THEN THIS PART OF DUGS(?) SOUTHERLY TO BE EQUALLY DIVIDED AMONGST MY THREE SONS, SAMUEL, JOHN, AND JOSEPH, TO THEM AND THEIR HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER AND AS TO THE PERSONAL ESTATE, IF THEY SHOULD DIE, MY DESIRE IS THAT MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS SHOULD HAVE IT EQUALLY DIVIDED AMONGST THEM. I DO HERE APPOINT MY WELL BELOVED WIFE, JUDEA MIDYETT, AND MY THREE ELDEST SONS, SAMUEL, JOHN, AND JOSEPH, TO BE MY SOLE AND LAWFUL EXECUTRIX AND EXECUTORS.
AND I DO HERE ACKNOWLEDGE THIS TO BE MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT AND DO MAKE VOID AND DISANNUL ALL OTHERS WHERESOMEVER THEY SHALL APPEAR, AS WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL.

TEST BEFORE US THE SUBSCRIBERS MATTHEW MIDYETT

TULLE WILLIAMS LETTERS OF THE 7th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1738 ISSUED
JOSEPH J. OLIVER HIS MARK TO JUDITH MIDYETT & JOSEPH MIDYETT, EXRS.
MARY X HUNTER HER MARK

SOURCE FOR THE FOLLOWING: THE DEEDS OF TYRRELL CO., N.C. (1760-1770)
by DR. STEPHEN E. BRADLEY, JR.; DEED BOOK 4

THOMAS ADKINSON, PLANTER OF TYRRELL CO. SOLD TO WILLIAM BARNES, PLANTER OF TYRRELL CO., FOR 15 POUNDS, 220 ACRES CALLED "...MIGEYTS EYSLAND..." WHICH WAS A PART OF A PATENT TO MATHEY MIGEYT. THIS INDENTURE WAS MADE DECEMBER 29, 1756.
WIT: THOMAS SPENCER THOMAS x ADKINSON
WILLIAM HUNNING
REG: AUGUST 19, 1761

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