From "The Colonial Records of North Carolina"; p. 425; by Henderson Walker: "Thomas Evans declares against William Prigen in a plea of the case for that the Defendant stands indebted and doth owe to the Plaintif twelve shillings and six pence which the plaintif haveing severall times demanned the Defendant still refuseth to pay wherefore the plantif brings this suite and Craves Judgment and for his costs." Entered the 18 October 1689, Albemarle District of NC.
From Bertie Co, NC Court Records: Will of John Godley, 22 Jan
1731/32, May Ct 1732, Bertie Co, NC Wit. by Ann W. Williams, Samuel
(S) Henley, William Pridgen
From Bertie Co, NC Court Minutes: 13 Aug 1734 - Ordd. That a New Jury Vizt: Jno. Sherrod, Wm. Hayse, John Moroe, Thos. Vincent, Jas. Lassiter, Fras. Pridgon, Andrew Collins, Thos. Tulley, Danll. OQuinn, Jno. Maynor, Wm. Wilson(Nelson), Jno. Tulley, Rt. Sherrod, Robt. House & Jno. Sellers or ____12 Do Lay out a Road from Wm. Kanes to the Road _______ Swamp leading to Maherring River And that James Lasis__ be & he is hereby appd. overseer of sd. Road &c And that all ye Inhabitants from ye Mouth of ? Swamp & Pottycasey Swamp and up ye Swamp as high as ye Parcoson Branch do Clear & maintain ye sd. Road &c.
NOTICE: That Letters of Administration hath been granted to the subscriber on the estate of Jesse Pridgen, dec'd of the County of Greene, and this is to notify all those who have any claims against said estate to come forward and authenticate them within the time prescribed by the Assembly, or they will be forever barred. THO'S PRIDGEN, Adm'r. Nov. 25. 3-41--pr.51
Nash county , NC Estate Records Patrick H. Pridgen 1832 Drewry Joyner-adm. Turner, Vick, Joyner, Cullen Pridgen, Jesse Dixson State of NC Court of Pleas and Quarter sessions, Nash Co. Feb. Term 1832 Ordered that Jesse Battle, John Wills, Sr., Levi Edwards, James Viverette, and Willie Turner or a majority of them appointed commissioners to lay off and allot to Creasy Pridgen one years provision out of the estate of Patrick H. Pridgen, dec'd agreebly to law. Att. Benj. W. Blount.
From Chowan Co, NC Tax List: page 744. 1717 - fra. Pridgin, 200 Acres.