Duncan research files of
1790-1860 Beaufort and Pitt Cos. NC Census
No Duncans indexed
1870 Beaufort Co. NC Census
Pg.102, #106-106, DUNKINS, Stephen 52 NC BLACK farm laborer
Binnie? (f) 40 NC BLACK keeping house
John 18 NC BLACK farm laborer
Joseph 12, Nelson (m) 11 NC BLACK at home
Mary 10, Sallie 8 NC BLACK at home
Winnie? (m) 7 NC BLACK at home
Jane 10 NC BLACK at home
Pg.114, #317-317, DUNKIN, Joseph 50 NC BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
Winnie (f) 40 NC BLACK keeping house
Boston (m) 18 NC BLACK farm laborer
Joseph 13, Nelson 10 NC BLACK at home
Emeline 8, Sallie 7 NC BLACK at home
Jane 6, Susan 4 NC BLACK at home
1870 Pitt Co. NC Census
Pg.153, #104-104, DUNKEN, John 23 NC BLACK laborer on farm
Chaney (f) 18 NC BLACK laborer on farm
1910 "Abstract of North Carolina Wills [1690-1760] compiled from original and recorded wills in the office of the Secretary of State" by J. Bryan Grimes (Sacramento FHC book 975.6 P2gr, FHL fiche 6,046,876; some from Evelyn Sigler 3/1981; index & pg.104-5 from Laura Jones 7/1983)
Duncan, Abraham. February 3, 1749. June Court, 1751. Wife and Executrix: Mary (land on Kenyon's Savannah; house and storehouse in Bath Town; lot No. 65 in Bath Town). Nephews: George and Abraham Duncan, sons of John Duncan of Londonderry, New England (my plantation on the South Side of Pamplico River, land on Southside of Tar River, land on Swifts Creek). Brothers: James, William, John and Robert. Sister: Hester Cason. Witnesses: Thomas Pearson, John Simpson, Junr., James Adams, W. Ormond. Clerk of the Court: William Ormond. Coat of arms on seal. (pg.104-5, and from Marion H. Duncan 3/1983)
James Brickell. April 22, 1746. June Court, 1746. Son: James (land joining Mr. Ormond's lands). Daughters: Ann Brickell (land joining Mr. Barrow's lands). Son of Elizabeth Gray (one cow). Executors: Wyriatt Ormond, Atty.-at-Law; Abraham Duncan, Gent., and James Brickell (son). Witnesses: Mary Duncan, Mary Brickell, William Gray. Clerk of the Court: John Forbes. (pg.46)
James Brown of Bath Town, Beaufort County. November 13, 1746. Daughters: Mary Brown and Ann Brown. Wife: Dorothy. Executors: Mitchell Courtanch (?), Abraham Duncan. Witnesses: Dan'l Bliz, Richard Bassett, James Rigney. No probate. (pg.50)
Walter Davey. June 22, 1743. October 24, 1743, "late of the City of Dublin, now resident in Beaufort County." Sons: Samuell, Joseph. Daughters: Jane, Margarett and Rachell. Executor: Abraham Duncan. Witnesses: Edward Howcutt, James Brown, Saml. Bundy. Will proven before J. Montgomery, C.J. (pg.92)
Thomas Reading. January 24, 1749. March Court, 1748-1749. Niece: Margaret Caldom. Nephew: Churchill Caldom (husband of Margaret and son of sister, Ann Caldom). Executors: Abraham Duncan and Richard Evans. Witnesses: Mary Duncan, Mary Powers, John McKenny. Clerk of the Court: John Forbes. Executor qualified before Gab. Johnston. (pg.308)
Beaufort Co. NC Probate Records
Partitions and Divisions of Land - no Duncan (FHL film 234,276)
Index to wills, 1720-1867 - no Duncan (FHL film 234,280)
Craven Co. NC Deed & Record Book (FHL film 18,641 and from Roy Hall)
5-183/185: Will of Abraham Duncan of Beaufort Co. NC, merchant, 3 Feb. 1749; To wife Mary Duncan 350 acres lying at back of my said wife's land in the Savannah commonly called Kenyon's Savannah, and also 3 acres whereon my tanyard stands, one lot #12 and house in Bath Town with the Front and Storehouse thereon, likewise one other lot #65 in said town, #65, to her and assigns. To my two nephews George Duncan and Abramham Duncan (sic), sons of John Duncan of Londonderry in New England (MAD: later Rockingham Co. NH) my plantation on the south side of Pamplico River in Beaufort Co., 150 acres, and one other tract of 300 acres on the south side of Tar River granted me by patent dated 28 Feb. 1743 to be equally divided between them. I also give my nephews my right and title in two surveys of land made on Swift Creek containing about 300 acres each, yet my will is that provided John Rice pay the expences I have born at about one of the said tracts & is willing to take out a patent for that tract on the south side of the North Branch of Swifts Creek near the cowtun? Meadow, John Price shall have the preference to take out a patent for the tract, otherwise I desire my nephews to patent both tracts for their own use. To my nephews six cows and calves, two breeding mares and one horse called Shaver which are at my plantation, & the tools of husbandry & utensils belonging to the plantation. To my brother James Duncan my silver watch, to my brother William Duncan my silver shoe buckels & horse? (horn?) buckles, to my brother John Duncan my walking cane, to my brother Robert Duncan 20 pounds in bills, & to my sister Hester Cason 10 pounds bills to buy them rings to perpetuate my memory. To my brother George as a token only of my affection my non? great coat. All my negroes, horses, stock of cattle, & goods & chattels whatsoever, to my wife Mary Duncan and appoint her sole executrix. I leave my daughter in law Mary Parver (?Power?) a suit of mourning. Abrahm. Duncan. Wit. Thomas Pearson, John Simpson Junr, James Adams, Wy. Ormond. Proved First June court 1751, by oath of Wyiatt? (Wyristt?) Ormond, Thos. Pearson, who saw John Simpson and James Adams subscribe; Mary Duncan, Relict, qualified as exec. /s/ William Ormond Clerk.
Land records, North Carolina and Tennessee; indexes, 1600-1959; by NC Secretary of State, Land Grant Office (Placerville FHC on loan 1/4-5/2012)
Land warrants are documents issued at local land offices to purchasers of public lands. When these warrants are surrendered, the buyers are issued conveyances (deeds). The land warrants (and other miscellaneous records) are organized by file numbers in alphabetical sequences of counties. Some of the counties are now Tennessee counties. These records are in packets. On each packet cover are spaces for the following information: file number, county, purchaser's name(s), number of acres, grant number, date issued, entry number, date entered, book number, page number & location. ... The key to finding the related packets are the file numbers.
Land grant index cards, 1693-1959, Archibald Caddell (Richmond) - William Durram (Buncombe Co.) (FHL Film 1,942,614)
Duncan, Abraham, File No.0270, Beaufort Co., 89? acres surplus, Grant No.---- issued ----, Entry No.---- entered 10 Apr. 1745, Book No.--, page no.--, Location: N. side Pamplico River on Ridge Creek
Duncan, Abraham, File No.159, Beaufort Co., 300 acres, Grant No.---- issued 28 Feb. 1743, Entry No.---- entered ----, Book No.5, page no.178, Location: S. side of Tar River
Duncan, Abraham & George, File No.265, Beaufort Co., 320 acres, Grant No.---- issued 10 April 1752, Entry No.---- entered ----, Book No.2, page no.12, Location: S. side of N. prong of Swifts Creek
Duncan, Abraham & George, File No.266, Beaufort Co., 271 acres, Grant No.---- issued 10 April 1752, Entry No.---- entered ----, Book No.2, page no.12, Location: N. side of S. branch of Swifts Creek
Duncan, Abraham, File No.342, Beaufort Co., 300 acres, Grant No.---- issued 28 Feb. 1743, Entry No.---- entered ----, Book No.10, page no.26, Location: On the S. of Tar River
Duncan, Abraham & George, File No.448, Beaufort Co., 320 acres, Grant No.---- issued 10 April 1752, Entry No.---- entered ----, Book No.10, page no.314, Location: On the S. side of the N. prong of Swifts Creek
Duncan, Abraham & George, File No.449, Beaufort Co., 271 acres, Grant No.---- issued 10 April 1752, Entry No.---- entered ----, Book No.10, pg.314, Location: On the N. side of the S. branch of Swifts Creek
Duncan, Fergus & Alex. Mills, File No.0278, Beaufort Co., 600 acres, Grant No.---- issued ----, Entry 102 entered ----, Book No.--, page no.--, Location: On N. side of Bay River
Duncan, George & Abraham, File No.265, Beaufort Co., 320 acres, Grant No.---- issued 10 April 1752, Entry No.---- entered ----, Book No.2, page no.12, Location: S. side of N. prong of Swifts Creek
Duncan, George & Abraham, File No.266, Beaufort Co., 271 acres, Grant No.---- issued 10 April 1752, Entry No.---- entered ----, Book No.2, page no.12, Location: N. side of S. branch of Swifts Creek
Duncan, George & Abraham, File No.448, Beaufort Co., 320 acres, Grant No.---- issued 10 April 1752, Entry No.---- entered ----, Book No.10, page no.314, Location: On the S. side of the N. prong of Swifts Creek
Duncan, George & Abraham, File No.449, Beaufort Co., 271 acres, Grant No.---- issued 10 April 1752, Entry No.---- entered ----, Book No.10, pg.314, Location: On the N. side of the S. branch of Swifts Creek
Documents in NC Secretary of State's Office; NC Land Grants, Various Counties, 1735-1804 (FHL film 18,083)
(1735-1740?) Index to No. 2 Alphabet to No. 1 & 2 - no Duncan
1735-1741 - no Duncan
1740-1750 - Patentees, acres, Precinct, date of grant, comment?
Duncan, Abrm., 300 acres, Beaufort, 28 Feb. 1743/4
Duncan, Abram, 350 acres Beaufort, 8 June 1746
Beaufort Co. NC Deed Indexes 1696-1917 (grantors C-E, on FHL film 416,378; grantees A-E, on FHL film 416,391)
2-3 pg.63, 221, Samuel & Lucy C. Dunscomb 4/16/1796 Power of attorney and 6/1801 deed.
3-421: Jos. C?... from Mary Duncan, 6/1759, bill of sale (index)
Beaufort Co. NC Deed (FHL film 416,404)
Deed 3-421: 11 June 1759, Mary Adams wife of Joseph Adams of Beaufort Co. NC, to John Blair of same, for £40 proc. money, the lot in Bath Town in Beaufort Co. containing half an acre, & the front thereunto belonging, known as lot 12, which was conveyed by James Brown to Abraham Duncan by deed 12 Dec. 1741 and was willed by Abraham Duncan to his wife Mary who has the said lot & other things made & conveyed by jointure or marriage articles to herself by the aforementioned Joseph Adams, who afterwards intermarried with the said Mary Duncan as by the afsd. deed & jointure on record, will at large appear. /s/ Mary Adams & a seal. Wit. Wyiot? Osmond, Sarah Adams. Rec. on oath of Wyriot Osmond at June court 1759. (MAD: wanted to know what happened to the Bath Town lot still in Beaufort Co. in Abraham Duncan's will 1749 prob. 1751; the land he left his nephews was in Pitt Co. formed 1760)
Beaufort Co. NC Patent Record, from deed index (FHL film 419,198)
Vol.2&3 pg.63: 16 April 1796, Saml. Dunscomb of City & State of New York, Gent., and Lucy Clayborne Dunscomb, his wife, appoint Jordan Shepherd of Beaufort Co. NC, Gent., our attorney to make deed to our lands in NC or VA. Wit. William Philip, Edward Dunscomb (Notary Public); ack. in NY before Edward Dunscomb.
Vol.2&3 pg.221: 30 May 1800, Lucy Claiborn Dunscomb of City and State of NY to Jordan Shepherd of Beaufort Co. NC, $333-1/3, land, messuage, etc. in Nansemond Co. VA, 25 acres being 1/6 part of 2 tracts formerly held by Solomon Shepherd Sr., one of 100 acres from Millissent Shepherd and the other of 50 acres from Thomas Jordan to afsd. Solomon Shepherd, the whole of the two tracts adj. James Burton, Christopher Benn and Bennet's pasture (which Solomon Shepherd devised by his will to his son Thomas Shepherd who died intestate). Wit. Wm. Robinson, Edward Dunscomb; proven by oath of Wm. Robinson.
Beaufort Co. NC Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Petitions and Divisions, 1736-1878 (FHL film 234,276, from Louis Boone 6/1991)
No Duncan through 1800, quit
"The Colonial and State Records of NC" pub. 1886 by William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, index by Stephen B. Weeks (FHL books 975.6 N2n from index from Evelyn Sigler 1/1984; some from Evelyn Sigler; some from SUTRO book F251 N6, CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
Volumes 1-10 are titled "The Colonial Records of North Carolina, 1662-1776" and volumes 11-26 are titled "The State Records of North Carolina, 1776-1790" (Vol.1-25 on FHL fiche 6,078,231; Vol.27 index, vol.28-30 FHL book 975.6 N2n; Vol.17 missing in microfiche set)
4:635: 25 July 1743, following were admitted to prove their rights in order to take up land: Abram. Duncan, 7 whites, 15 blacks.
4:636: 25 July 1743, Edenton, following were admitted to prove their rights in order to take up land: Abram. Duncan.
4:636: 25 July 1743, at council held at Edenton, read the following petitions for patents: Abraham Duncan, 300 acres, Beaufort.
4:652: 15 March 1742, at Edenton, read petition of Abraham Duncan complaining of the undue election for Bath Town.
4:653: 26 July 1743, read the petition of Abraham Duncan complaining of undue election for a member of Bath Town.
4:675: Council Journals, held at Bath Town, 28 Feb. 1743/4; read the following Petitions for Patents, Vizt.: ... Abraham Duncan 300 Do. (Beaufort).: Granted. (CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
4:743: 29 Nov. 1744, Mr. Abraham Duncan was allowed the sum of 25 lbs for house rent from the council Feb. Session of Assembly of Bath Town, 1743
4:796-7: 4 Nov. 1746, Wilmington, Church Wardens of Parish of St. Thomas NC concerning getting a minister. Danl. Blin, Abraham Duncan church wardens.
4:801-2: 14 March 1745, read this day at the board the petition of Abraham Duncan, showing that he obtained an order from this board in April for resurveying 2 old patents ... granted to Wm. Barrow 1705 ... to correct survey lines.
4:804: 18 June 1746, at Newbern, read the following for patents: Abraham Duncan, 350 acres, Beaufort.
4:945: 3 April 1749, at New Bern, read the following petitions for warrants for land: Abraham Duncan, 300 acres, Beaufort.
4:1092: Mention of Mr. Duncan of Bath. (Indexed Abraham Duncan)
4:1119: The deposition of John Campbel of Bertie Co. on the 28th Sept. 1745, near Bath Town at the house of Mr. Abram. Duncan in Mr. Edwd Griffith's and this deponents lodging room there were a considerable no. of warrants patent blanks signed by the Gov. ...
4:1121: Mr. Ed. Griffith at the house of Mr. Abraham Duncan near Bath.
4:1178: The examination of Abrahm. Duncan, inn holder, at Bath taken before Enoch Hall Esq. Chief Justice of NC and Joseph Anderson Esq. Judge of the Admiralty Court, taken 13 April 1749. Said that his excellency Gabriel Johnston Gov. of this provence put up at this deponent's house on his return from Wilmington Dec. 1746 for 10 or 11 days because of bad weather.
1911 "Sketches of Pitt Co. (NC) 1704-1910" by Henry T. King (Los Angeles Public Library book R975.61 P68Ki)
No Duncan biographical sketch
1919 "History of NC" by Lewis Publ. Co., incl. index at back of Vol.1-3 and Vol.6; various authors, Vol.I to VI (FHL fiche 6,052,207)
Vol.VI, pg.251: JULIUS FLETCHER DUNCAN is a lawyer at Beaufort [Carteret Co.], his native city. Though one of the younger members of the bar he has attained professional success. ... Mr. Duncan was born at Beaufort Sept. 26, 1881, a son of William Benjamin and Emily Frances (Jones) Duncan. His father has for many years been well known as a merchant and steamship agent at Beaufort. Mr. Duncan ... April 23, 1912, married Miss Fannie Dudley, of Washington [Beaufort Co.], NC; they have a son Julius Fletcher Jr., who was born Jan. 22, 1914.
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