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Heirs of John BIGGS, d 1754 Pasquotank Co NC

Heirs of John BIGGS, d 1754 Pasquotank Co NC

Posted: 16 Jul 2005 2:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Aug 2005 1:14AM GMT
According to a posted query, John Biggs [b ca 1679] died 8 Apr 1754 in Pasquotank Co NC at the age of 75, and an estate settlement paper names heirs Mirah? (widow?), John Hufe [Huse, for Hughes?] in right of his wife, John Biggs, Jo. Biggs, Jacob Gregory in right of his wife, Margaret Willoughbee and Sarah Biggs.

Does anyone have a photocopy of this document that they could photocopy and send to me?

Re: Heirs of John BIGGS, d 1754 Pasquotank Co NC

Posted: 18 Jul 2005 11:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Aug 2005 1:14AM GMT
John Biggs
Pasquotank County, North Carolina, Estate Papers
LDS Microfilm #1986792

NOTE: The three unnumbered pages of this record are transcribed using
modern spelling, but name spellings are as they appear in the original. The
columns on the first page showing the pounds, shillings and pence of the
appraisal amounts have not been copied.

First page:

North Carolina}
Pasquotank County}
the 8th of April 1754

We, the subscribers, being first qualified, do appraise and divide the
estate of John Biggs, deceased, pursuant to an order of court to us
directed, in sterling money as follows:

THE WIDOW'S PART AS DIVIDED:
2 sows and 19 shoats
2 cows 1 yearling 1 calf
1 old bed and furniture
6 old chairs
2 old wheels
1 mare
a parcel of old pewter
6 pewter plates
1 frying pan
4 glass bottles
1 tin funnel

JOHN HUSE*, IN RIGHT OF HIS WIFE:
1 heifer
1 mill
1 pair cartwheels
1 grubbing hoe
1 iron pestle

JOHN BIGGS' PART:
1 gun
2 cattle kind

JOS.** BIGGS' PART
1 cow and calf ("Calf" may have been changed to "colt".)
1 bridle and saddle
1 iron skillet and flax brake

JACOB GREGORY IN RIGHT OF HIS WIFE:
1 young cow and calf
1 razor
1 small chest
1 old bedstead
1 old table
1 pair flesh forks and some knives and forks
2 old hilling hoes
1 earthen jug

MARGRET WILLOUGHBEE, WIDOW***:
1 cow and calf
2 iron wedges
1 old chest
1 pair pot trammels
1 old loom

KEZIAH**** BIGGS' PART:
1 heifer
old bed and furniture
2 old axes

SARAH BIGGS:
2 sheep
1 iron pot and some trifles
3 weeding hoes
2 old books
some knives and forks

(Appraisers:)
/s/WM. BURGES
/s/ABELL GALLUP
/s/JOHN BURGES

*The s of Huse is the same s as in Pasquotank and other words on this page.
The name could be a spelling of Hughes.

**The s of Jos. is raised, with a comma or flourish below it.

***The word has been transcribed as "widow" although it looks like "Bidow".

****The z of Keziah resembles a modern r but is the old style z intended to
look like a typewritten z.

Second page:

Pasquotank County

A true and perfect inventory of all the goods and chattels, rights and
credits of John Biggs, deceased.

4 cows and calves
1 cow and yearling
2 heifers and 1 bull
5 sheep
1 mare
2 sows and 19 shoats
a parcel of old pewter
6 pewter plates
1 tin funnel
2 iron wedges
3 weeding hoes
2 hilling hoes
1 grubbing hoe
2 old axes
1 iron pestle
4 glass bottles
1 earthen jug
2 old chests
1 old table
2 beds and furniture
2 old books
4 case knives and forks
1 razor
1 pair flesh forks
some old knives and forks
6 old chairs
1 iron skillet
1 frying pan
1 pair pot trammels
1 old flax brake
1 pair cartwheels
1 old mill
2 old wheels
1 old bedstead
1 small iron pot
a small parcel of old trumpery
1 old loom
1 saddle and bridle
1 old gun
1 mare and colt
1 cooper's ax
1 hackle
1 sow*
2 1/2 pair of hinges
2 vials*
2 awls
1 old wheel
leather for 2 pair of shoes
2 tra..* (Word ends at edge of page. Possibly "trammels".)
1 bowl
1 earthen pan
1 cow* kine
1 clap knife
1 old pair shears*
3 shillings cash
1 sword
1 bridle
2 hoodbeds*
4 yards of Casey*
1 stock* of mohair
some buttons*
5 shillings cash due

*Word was hard to decipher.

Third page:

May the 6th day 1754 came Sarah Biggs before me and made oath on the Holy
Evangels that this inventory of the estate of John Biggs, her deceased
husband, is just and true. Sworn before me, Wm. Burges, (?.) P.*

*Possibly abbreviation for Justice of the Peace or Notary Public, or the P
might stand for Prothonotary. Perhaps Burgess was the county probate clerk.
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