ORPHAN'S INDENTURES & GUARDIANSHIP RECORDS IN COURT MINUTES
                        Taken from Chatham Co. Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions- 1774-1800
                                                NC State Archives film # C.022.30001
               Updated 11-21 2000                                                                                           Copyright 2000 - Sue Ashby
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PLEASE NOTE: These indentures were called "apprentice bonds".
There were many reasons for a child to be indentured, none of them of a happy nature. But, the 'powers that be',  in those days would not be responsible for the care and support of a child, whose Father and/or Mother were not longer living. Nor, would they take on an illegitimate child to support. The "public dole, or welfare" was non-existent. Everyone raised or hunted, their own food and if they didn't have the cash to pay their taxes, they could ask, for exemption, due to old age or poverty.
If a child's Father or Mother died and the surviving parent could not or would not support the child, then he/she was indentured (bound out) to some person/s who would sign a contract with the commissioners of the county to teach the child a trade, feed and clothe them (very poorly, usually) and then give them some material token ( a suit of clothes and a little money, usually) at the end of their service. Always, until they reached legal age. 
During the term of indenture, the bound person did not usually receive money  and they were NOT allowed to marry unless given permission to do so, by their master.

The child could petition the courts for a new master, if he could prove that the present one was not fulfilling the contract, or was mistreated. And the master could ask the court to break the contract and a new person be named guardian, if they could not fulfil the bargain.
An orphan child 'could' (not all did) ask, for a certain person to be their guardian, IF, they were over 14 years of age, when orphaned.  (Remember, "orphaned" did NOT mean that BOTH  parents were dead) Many times, the Mother just could not support all her children, alone and if she remarried, sometimes the new stepfather didn't want to, especially once they had been bound out. You will see, in some cases where, the Mother WAS given custody, as guardian, when she (meaning the estate of her deceased husband) could support her family.
AND if you find a document saying that a child was an "orphan" and a guardian was named for them, but NO indenture, then it is likely that, the child had either Mother or Father, or both, still living.
The courts were required, to name a guardian in the instances, of a child inheriting property, from another person. Grandparents, for instance, who died and left a legacy to a child.  To insure that the inheritance was honestly administered, there had to be an impartial trustee or guardian.
LASTLY, not all indentured servants WERE orphans. However, I have extracted ONLY the orphans in this case.
P.S. The spelling and terminology is NOT MINE, in these documents !!

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VOL. 1 - 1774-1779

PG. 4- May, 1774
THOMAS WOOD, orphan of BRACKETT WOOD, be bound to WILLIAM DILLARD 'til lawfull age, being now fourteen years old, to learn the trade of a Carpenter.

pg. 5 - May, 1774
MARY DRAKE, an orphan be bound to RICHARD CLARK, until lawfull age being now fourteen years old to learn the business of housewifery.

pg. 11 - May, 1774
MARY COPLAND, be bound to WILLIAM PETTY SR. 'til she arrives at the age of 18 years, being now 12 years old.

pg. 13 - May, 1774
MARY TRIPLETT to be bound to JOHN COOK, JR. untill lawfull age being now, five years old.

pg. 23 - Aug., 1774
SARAH WOOD, orphan of BRAKETT WOOD be bound to MARY HOLDEN  'till lawfull age being now Eleven Years and Eight months old, to learn the Trade of a Spinstress.

pg. 23 - Aug., 1774
WILLIAM GRIFFEN, orphan of DAVID GRIFFEN, be bound to ZACHARIAH HARMAN 'till lawfull age, being now nine years and Eight months old to learn the business of a planter.

pg. 26 - Aug., 1774
SARAH JONES and JEMIMAH JONES, Orphans of WILLIAM JONES, be bound to SAMUEL STEWART  'till lawfull age, SARAH JONES being now fourteen years old and JEMIMA,  Eight years old.

pg. 28 - Aug. 1774
PHEBY JONES, orphan of WILLIAM JONES be bound to WILLIAM BILSTONE 'till lawfull age being now Eight years old to learn the trade of a spinstress.
MY NOTE:  Either Pheby and Jemima were twins OR the court was  estimating their ages. I don't think there would have been two William Jones, dec'd  and indentures being done on their children, at the same time, in spite of the common name.

pg. 30 - Nov. 1774
JESSE MILES and JOHN MILES, orphans of THOMAS MILES, dec'd be bound to CHARLES MILES untill lawfull age to learn the Trade of planters JESSE MILES being now four years old and JOHN MILES, three years old.

pg. 32 - Nov., 1774
JUDY MAY came into open Court and made choice of STEPHEN PACE for her Guardian, who entered into Bond with ROBERT RUTHERFORD & BALAM THOMPSON,  in the amount of 500 pounds.

pg. 32 - Nov., 1774
STEPHEN PACE, appointed Guardian to ANN MAY orphan of WILLIAM MAY, dec'd  he giving Bond with ROBERT RUTHERFORD and BALAM THOMPSON, in the amount of 500 pounds.

pg. 46 - Feb. 1775
AARON TERRELL, orphan of TIMOTHY TERRELL came into court and made choice of ISAAC BROOKS as his Guardian, who entered into bond with JOAB BROOKS, in the amount of 500 pounds.

pg. 47 - Feb., 1775
JOAB BROOKS appointed Guardian to MOSES TERRELL, orphan of TIMOTHY TERRELL, he having given bond with ISAAC BROOKS, in the amount of 500 pounds.

pg. 47 - Feb., 1775
An entry be recorded at the request of MOSES TERRELL that the marks on his back unjustly received from his Brother SOLOMON TERRELL to prevent any report of a Scandalous  nature on himself or his master, WM. GRAVES on that account, hereafter.
MY NOTE: Even though this isn't an actual indenture, it mentions the master, so we know he was an apprentice and Moses' brother is given.

pg. 57 - Feb., 1775
ABNER HILL appointed Guardian to JAMES WHITMELL LAWRENCE he having given bond with CHARLES MATHIS, in the amount of 100 pounds.

pg. 59 - May, 1775
MILLY COKER be summoned, to bring ISAAC COKER & the orphans of JOSEPH COKER to the next court to be provided for as shall then be adjudged.

pg. 61 - May, 1775
MARY GRIFFEN, a poor child, be bound to ROBERT CULLILE & MARY, his wife, to learn the business of Housewifery, untill lawfull age being now six years and four months old.

pg. 62 - May, 1775
MARY COPLAND, an orphan be bound to ZACH'A HARMAN and REBECCA, his wife to learn the same business & serve the same term for which she was bound, some time past, to ELIZABETH PETTY. (actually, it was William Petty, see above)

pg. 64 - May, 1775
OWEN SMITH, an orphan be bound to WILLIAM DILLARD 'till lawfull age he being now Seventeen Years old to learn the Trade of a Carpenter.

pg. 79 - Aug., 1775
ISAAC, JACOB, ABRAHAM and MALACHI COOKER (was COKER in earlier record) orphans of JOSEPH COOKER be brought by the Sheriff to the next court to be held for this county to be dealt with as shall then be adjudged.

pg. 82 - Nov. 1775
HENRY TERRELL, orphan of SOLOMON TERRELL be bound to JOSEPH MOORE 'till lawfull age to learn the Trade of a wheelwright being now Ten years old.

pg. 82 - Nov., 1775
SARAH CREED, orphan of  MARY CREED be bound to JAMES EMMERSON and PEGGY, his wife to learn the business of HOUSEWIFERY untill lawfull age, being now, fourteen years old

pg. 87 - May, 1776
UPSHAW ROBERSON MASSEY be bound to THOMAS ROBERSON, SR., 'till lawfull age to learn the Business of a planter he being now Sixteen years old.
(This record DOES NOT say that Upshaw Roberson Massey, is an orphan but, he may be. He is old enough to have chosen his own guardian and might have indentured himself to a relative-- note the middle name)

pg. 88 0 May, 1776
BENJAMIN BRANTLEY appointed Guardian to JAMES PAGE, ANN PAGE, WM. PAGE and SALLY PAGE ( Sally Page is then, marked out)  orphans of NATHAN'L PAGE he having given bond with JOHN BRANTLEY, SR and JOSEPH BRANTLEY, in the amount of 100 pounds.

pg. 89 - May, 1776
BENJAMIN BRANTLEY appointed Guardian to NANCY and TABBY STEWART orphans of  JAMES STEWART, dec'd he having given bond with JOHN BRANTLEY, SR and JOSEPH BRANTLEY in the amount of 100 pounds.

pg. 89 - May, 1776
CINTHEY STEWART orphan of JAMES STEWART dec'd came into court and made choice of MIAL SCURLOCK her guardian who entered into bond in 100 pounds.

pg. 90 - May, 1776
WILLIAM BROWN, orphan of JOHN BROWN, dec'd be bound to LEWIS KIRK, to learn the Trade of a HATTER, 'till lawfull age being now Sixteen years old.

NOTE:  THERE ARE NO COURT MINUTES FROM MAY 1776 UNTIL MAY 1777.
I imagine there was no court held because of the beginning of the Revolution and the Regulators were very active in disrupting the court.

pg. 94 - May, 1777
SIMON POE orphan of SIMON POE, dec'd be bound to SIMON POE SR. 'till lawfull age being Twelve years old to learn the business of a planter.
(Evidently Simon Poe Jr. died and his father ?? took the grandson Simon in)

pg. 99 - Aug., 1777
CHARLES HIGDON, orphan of DANIEL HIGDON, dec'd be bound to LEWIS KIRK to learn the Trade of a Hatter being Eleven Years old the 1st August, last past.

pg 99 - Aug., 1777
The Sheriff summons ANNE COPLAND to bring WILLIAM COPLAND her son, orphan of RICHARD COPLAND dec'd to the next Court to be dealt with as the law directs.

pg. 111 - Nov., 1777
JAMES WATTS, orphan of THOMAS WATTS dec'd be bound to BENJAMIN WATTS 'till lawfull age being now 16 years old to learn the business of a planter.

pg. 112 - Nov., 1777
MARGARET BROOKS appointed Guardian to ISAAC BROOKS and LARKIN TRIPLETT, orphans of JOAB BROOKS dec'd she giving bond with JOHN MONTGOMRY and RICHARD LANE in 500 pounds.

pg. 128 - Feb. 1778
The Sheriff summons ROBERT CULLILE to bring -----------(blank) GRIFFEN, orphan of SARAH GRIFFEN, now in his possession, before the court tomorrow to be dealt with as the court shall judge.
(This may be the Mary Griffen indentured to Robert Cullile, in May, 1775, above)

pg. 132 - Feb., 1778
DAVID POE, orphan of SIMON POE dec'd, came into court and made choice of JAMES MASSEY as his Guardian, who entered into bond with GEORGE HERNDON and WILLIAM HOWARD in the among ot 1000 pounds.

pg. 132 - Feb., 1778
WILLIAM HOWARD appointed Guardian to HASTIN POE, LARKIN POE and JAMES POE, he giving bond with ROB'T RUTHERFORD, Esq. in the amount of 1000 pounds each.

pg. 132 - Feb. 1778
ELIZABETH CULPEPPER JACKSON be bound to JAMES SELLERS, Esq. untill she arrives to the age of Eighteen Years being now fourteen years old, to learn the business of a Spinstress.

pg. 135 - May, 1778
MILLY COOK, orphan of JOHN COOK, dec'd came into court and made choice of PETER SINCLAIR as her Guardian who entered into bond with ZACH'A HARMAN and HENRY COOK in the amount of 1000 pounds
(This entry was then, marked out , maybe she wasn't fourteen yet, to make the choice, or else she changed her mind, OR she got married, if she was older than fourteen)

pg. 135 - May, 1778
ABRAHAM COOK, orphan of JOHN COOK, dec'd came into court and made choice of PETER SINCLAIR as his Guardian who entered into Bond with ZACHARIAH HARMAN and HENRY COOK in the amount of 1000 pounds.

pg. 149 - Aug., 1778
ANN MANN orphan of ANN MANN be bound to MARY DILLARD, wife of JOHN DILLARD 'till lawfull age to learn the business of a Spinstress she being now six years and four months old.

pg. 153 - Aug. 1788
On suggestion of CONNER DOWD on behalf of BENJAMIN LEVY AND ELY DOTY, orphans, that a certain JOSEPH EDMONDSON has entered a certain parcel of vacant and unappropriated land in this county. It is ordered that all further proceedings stop untill the said CONNER DOWD, on behalf of the said orphans and the said JOSEPH EDMONDSONS claims be heard and determined by a jury so that the sid CONNER DOWD prosecutes his claims by the first day of January, next.

pg. 154 - Aug., 1788
MARY ELLIS, an orphan be bound to RICHARD HALEY untill she arrives to the age of Eighteen years being thirteen years old and 22d. day of September next.

pg. 166 - Nov., 1778
Ordered that, THOMAS BROOKS deliver unto MARGARET BROOKS, who was appointed Guardian to ISAAC BROOKS and LARKIN TRIPLET, orphans of JOAB BROOKS, all the Estate of the said orphans which he has in his possession.

pg. 172 - Feb. 1779
An account of guardianship of ABRAHAM COOKE, returned by PETER SINCLARE, Guardian.

pg. 177 - Feb. 1779
JEREMIAH ROLAND & REBECCA ROLAND two children of WILLIAM ROLAND dec'd be bound unto JOHN ROE until the boy arrives to the age of Twenty one Years & the Girl to the age of Eighteen. He, the said Roe first entering into bond with security. The boy being 10 years old at this time and the girl 8 years.

pg. 185 - May, 1779
STERLING JONES be bound to WILLIAM ALLEN 'tll he arrives to lawfull age being born the 5th day of March 1770, to learn the business of planter.

pg. 185 - May, 1779
JOHN HEADEN, orphan of JOHN HEADEN dec'd came into court and made choice of ISAAC BROOKS his guardian who entered into bond with ROB'T MASH in 2000 pounds. Also ISAAC BROOKS appointed guardian to AARON HEADEN, he giving bond with ROB'T MASH, his sec'ty in 2000 pounds.

pg. 188 - May, 1779
NANCY ROLAND, orphan of WM. ROLAND dec'd be bound to JOSEPH HACKNEY 'till lawfull age of 18 years being now 12 years old to learn the business of Housewifery.

pg. 191 - May, 1779
ABRAHAM ROLAND, orphan of WM. ROLAND dec'd be bound to RICHARD MINTER 'till the age of 21 years, he being now Six years old, to learn the business of a planter.

pg. 195 - Aug., 1779
JESSE BROWN, orphan of JOHN Brown dec'd being formerly bound to JEDUTHAN HARPER, Esq.  being now brought into court, ordered that he be bound to LEWIS KIRK to learn the Trade of a Hatter 'till lawfull age being now Sixteen years old.
(There was evidently a indenture not, recorded or, it was made before the Chatham Co. records were kept.)

pg. 200 - Aug., 1779
SARAH ROLAND orphan of WILLIAM ROLAND dec'd be bound to THOMAS ROBINSON and ELIZABETH, his wife 'till she arrives to the age of 18 years being three Years old last March, to learn the business of a Spinstress.
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Vol. 2- 1781 - 1785

Pg.3B - Nov., 1781
WILLIAM AVANT, son of JOSEPH AVANT came into court and made choice of JOHN AVANT as Guardian to his Estate.

Pg. 4A - Nov., 1781
JOHN AVANT appointed as Guardian  to the Estate of JOHN AVANT, son of JOHN AVANT, that he give security.

Pg. 9A - May, 1782
HENRY HADDOCK, orphan of EZEKIAL SHADDOCK be bound unto ISUM DANIEL  untill he come to the age
of twenty one years, he being twelve years of age, now.

Pg. 12A - May, 1782
ABELL ROLAND be bound unto WILLIAM HOWARD untill he comes to the age of twenty One years, he being now Nine years of age.

Pg. 12B - May, 1782
COMFORT POWELL appointed Guardian to NATHANIEL POWEL, BENJA. POWEL, and JACOB POWEL, orphans of NATHANIEL POWEL, dec'd on her giving bond with WM. DANIEL & JEREMIAH MELTON, securities.

Pg. 20B - Nov., 1782
WILLIAM LYN, on a motion is permitted to come in and defend his ward, VOLENTINE BRAZWELL, at the suit of JAMES WILLIAMS, Esqr. on entry on caveat, 640 acres of land on Haw River.

Pg. 29A - Feb., 1783
TERRY POE, the Orphan of Simon Poe dec'd be bound unto WILLIAM DOUGLASS, Esq. to learn the trade of Joiner untill he comes to the age of twenty One he now being Sixteen years Old..

Pg. 29A - Feb., 1783
WILLIAM PETTY Sr.. appointed guardian to DEVINA DILLARD, orphan of WILLIAM DILLARD, dec'd, he giving JAMES PETTY  security

Pg. 31B - May, 1783
MARY DENNES and Orphan of CATHARINE DENNES, be bound unto JOSEPH GRIFFIN untill she arrives to lawfull age she being now Eleven Years old.

Pg. 33B - May, 1783
NANCY JAMES be bond unto JOHN NULAND untill she arrives to lawfull age, she now being fourteen Years of Age.

Pg. 33B - May,, 1783
HANNAH SUTTON be bound unto BENJAMEN WATTS and wife until she arrives to lawfull age to learn the business of Housewifery she now being fifteen years of age.

Pg. 34B - May, 1783
WILLIAM POE, Orphan of SIMON POE, dec'd be bound unto WILLIAM BURNS untill he comes to lawfull age, he now being Fourteen years of age, to learn the trade of Blacksmith.

Pg. 36A- May, 1783
JOSEPH GRIFFIN to take the daughter of CATHARINE DENNIS, wherever he shall find her, the same being bound to him.
( This must be the Mary Dennes, above , who was bound to Joseph. She was Eleven years old and has evidently run away)

Pg. 39A - Aug., 1783
JOSIAH DURDEN and ELISHA DURDEN, Orphans of MOSES DURDEN, dec'd came into court and made choice of STEPHEN DURDEN their Guardian he giving MOSES DURDEN and ----------(unreadable) DURDEN securitys.

Pg. 40B- Aug., 1783
PATRICK ST. LAURENCE appointed Guardian to THO'S McCARRELL Orphan of JAMES McCARRELL, dec'd he giving bond with WILLIAM JOHNSON, Esq. and JAMES WILLIAMS, Esq., securities in the sum of 1000 pounds.

Pg. 48B - Nov., 1783
------------- (blotted) EDWARDS Orphan of RICH'D EDWARDS, be bound to HENRY PICKART, untill she come to lawfull age she now being adjudged to be twelve years old.

Pg. 50A - Nov., 1783
SPIRES SMITH Orphan of THOS. MOORE, be bound to ADOM MOSEY, to learn the trade of Blacksmith untill
he arrives to lawfull age, he now being judged to be Eight years of age.
(MY NOTE: Spires may have been, the step son of Thomas Moore?)

Pg. 52B - Nov., 1783
NANCY GOING, O_______ (probably Orphan), of WILLIAM GOING be bound to WILLIAM CAPE, untill she comes to lawfull age to learn the business of House Wifery she now being adjudg'd to be thirteen years of age.
Pg. 52B - Nov., 1783
WILLIAM GOING, Orphan of WILLIAM GOING be bound to GEORGE DISMUKES untill he come of lawfull age to learn the Art of farming, he now being adjudged Eight Years of age.

pg. 53A - Nov., 1783
JOHN GOING Orphan of WILLIAM GOING, dec'd be bound to WILLIAM RIDDLE to learn the art of farming untill he come to lawful age, he now being adjudged to be Twelve Years of age.

Pg. 55B- Feb., 1784
JOSHUA LINDLEY, Orphan of JAMES LINDLEY be bound unto CATHARINE WHITE (SIMON is written over Catherine)  To learn the trade of farming untill he comes of lawfull age, he now being adjudged Ten Years of age.

Pg. 55B - Feb., 1784
THOMAS MORRIS, Orphan of GEORGE MORRIS, be bound to CATHARINE WHITE ( SIMON is written over Catharine) untill he come of lawfull age he now being adjudged to be Eight years of age - to learn the trade of Farming.

Pg. 58B - Feb., 1784
DELILA CURLILE, daughter of AMY CURLILE be bound to PHILLIP HARRINGTON and Wife, untill she arrives to lawfull age, she now being six years of age to learn the business of House Wifery.

Pg. 59B - Feb., 1784
SARAH SLAUGHTER be appointed Guardian to WILLIAM SLAUGHTER, Orphan of JACOB SLAUGHTER, she given MOSES TERRELL and JOHN KENDRICK, securitys.

Pg. 60A - Feb., 1784
AMBROSE BROWN be bound to LEWIS KIRK, to learn the trade of Hatter, untill he comes to lawfull age, he now being adjudged to be Seventeen years of age.

Pg. 68B- May, 1784
JOHN BACKER, Orphan of JOHN BACKER, dec'd be bound unto BENJAMEN WILSON untill he comes of lawfull age to learn the trade of Blacksmith, he now being adjudged to be Fourteen Years of age.

Pg. 68B - May, 1784
MARY GOING, Orphan of WILLIAM GOING being heretofore bound to WILLIAM CAPE be removed from the said CAPE.

Pg. 77A - Aug., 1784
JAMES WEBSTER, Orphan of CHAS. WEBSTER, dec'd be bound unto JAMES YOUNGER, to learn the trade of Cooper or a Trimer untill he arrives to the age to Twenty One, now being Seven years of age.

Pg. 77B - Aug., 1784
PHEBEA WEBSTER, Orphan of CHAS. WEBSTER, dec'd, be bound unto JAMES YOUNGER untill she comes of lawfull age, to learn the mistery of Housewifery, she now being twelve years of age.

Pg. 85B - Nov.,1784
JOSEPH ROSSER appointed Guardian to ELIZABETH ROPER/ROSSER, Orphan of BENJAMIN ROPER/ROSSER, he entering into bond with JOHN THOMPSON, Esq.

Pg., 86B - Nov., 1784
RICHARD WEBSTER, Orphan of CHARLES WEBSTER, dec'd be bound unto THOMAS STONE untill he come to the age of twenty one years to learn the trade of a Taylor, he being now judged to be Eleven years.

Pg. 86B - Nov., 1784
JOHN WEBSTER, Orphan of CHARLES WEBSTER, dec'd be bound unto THOMAS STONE, untill he come to the age of Twenty One years to learn the trade of a Taylor, he being now judged to be Eleven years.

Pg. 87A - Nov., 1784
SUSANNA THOMPSON, Orphan of CHARLES THOMPSON be bound to ELIZABETH RIDDLE untill she arrives to lawfull age to learn the Mistry of houswifery, she now being twelve years of age.

Pg. 87B - Nov., 1784
PHERRIBY DENIS, an orphan of CATHERINE DENNIS, be bound unto JOHN BOOKER untill she come to lawfull age being now about 10 years to learn the mistry of house wifery.

Pg. 87 B - Nov. 1784
SARAH GLASSON appointed Guardian to all her children (to wit) HUGH, WILLIAM, JAMES, MARY, SAMUEL, SARAH, JOHN, JOSEPH, DAVID & JAMES GLASSON, Orphans of JOSEPH GLOSSON, dec'd, her giving bond with VACHEL CLARK.

Pg. 89A - Nov., 1784
 SARAH BOOKER, Orphan of DANIEL BOOKER, dec'd be bound unto DAVID HOGAN untill she arrive to age of Eighteen being now Nine years of age.

Pg. 90A - Nov., 1784
ELIZABETH GOWING, and orphan of WILLIAM GOWING, dec'd be bound to WILLIAM DOUGLASS, Esq., untill she come to lawfull age, she being now about twelve years to learn the mistry of housewifery.

Pg. 90A - Nov., 1784
ANN GOWIN, an orphan of WILLIAM GOWING  be bound unto JAMES HOWARD, untill she come to lawfull age to learn the mistry of housewifery. She being on or about 10 years of age.

Pg. 90A - Nov., 1784
ABRAM COOKER, orphan of ___________ (blank) COOKER (may be COKER), dec'd, be bound unto WILLIAM DOUGLASS, untill he arrives to lawfull age, to learn the trade of a Joyner, he now being judged to be 14 years of age.

Pg. 90A - Nov., 1784
CLOEY MORTON, orphan of WILLIAM MORTON, be bound unto ROBERT POE, to learn the mistry of housewifery untill she arrives to lawfull age, she being judged now to be about Eleven years.

Pg. 95B- Feb., 1785
WILLIAM GRIFFEN appointed guardian to MARY LEDBETTER having given bond with JAMES SELLARS.

Pg. 96A - Feb., 1785
MARY LEDBETTER be bound unto WILLIAM GRIFFIN 'til she come to lawfull age. She being judged fourteen now.

Pg. 96A - Feb., 1785
SARAH BRASWELL appointed Guardian to all her children (viz) CYNTHIA BRASWELL, BLEAK WILLIAM BRASWELL & give bond with ELISHA CAIN  & ARH'D CAIN.

Pg. 97B - Feb., 1785
WILLIAM DOUGLASS, Esq.  appointed guardian to JOHN QUEEN, orphan of JOHN QUEEN, dec'd, having given bond with IGNATIOUS WEST & GEORGE DISMUKES.

Pg. 99B - Feb., 1785
Any further proceeding to be stopped as to binding out ELIZABETH GOWING to WILLIAM DOUGLASS & that WILLIAM DOUGLASS have notice to show cause why the order should not be discharged.

Pg. 110A - May, 1785
JOHN GOWING, orphan of WILLIAM GOWING, be bound unto JAMES SUTTEN, the said GOWIN being given up by WM. RIDDLE, to whom he was formerly bound, untill lawfull age he being judged twelve years now, to learn the trade of a planter.

Pg. 114A - May, 1785
An account of the settlement of depreciation of the money rec'd by BENJAMIN BRANTLEY, guardian to the orphans of JAMES STEWART, dec'd, returned. (Names of orphans not given)
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VOL. 3 -  1790-1794
NOTE- There are no minutes found for the years 1785 1790
I have used the page numbers assigned by the Poe sisters in their books since, the numbering in the actual film is impossible to follow.

Pg. 3 - May, 1790
ALSTON WILLIS MASSEY, be bound unto GRIFFIN TUGLE untill he arrives to lawfull age, he being six years old the ninth day of February last past, to learn the trade of a Cooper.

Pg. 11 - May, 1790
LEWIS KIRK moved this court for two orphans, children to be bound to him, of the names of WILLIAM JEAN & JOHN JEAN, of the ages ot ten and fifteen years, but as said Kirk is an inhabitant of ORANGE CO., this court is willing that said Kirk may remove said orphans to Orange and to have them bound to him the County Court of Orange.

Pg. 12 - May, 1790
MARY JEAN be bound unto SOLOMON SEYMOUR till she arrive at a lawful age. She be twelve years of age now, to learn the business of a house wife.

Pg. 26 - Aug., 1790
JOHN SMART be bound unto SAMUEL STEWART, Esqr. untill he arrive to lawfull age he being twelve years old now, to learn the trade of a Weaver.

Pg. 28 - Aug., 1790
Miss POLLY STEDMAN comes into court and made choice of her Brother, NATHAN STEDMAN, her guardian who enters into bond with WINSHIP STEDMAND & SPENCER STEWART in sum of 500 pounds.

Pg. 98 - Aug., 1791
JAMES COLLINS, an orphan of WILLIAM COLLINS, be bound unto DANIEL HACKNEY, untill he arrive to lawfull age, to learn him the business of a farmer.

Pg. 101 - Aug., 1791
ABNER GREENHEARN (could be a misspelling of GREENHAM) , orphan of ABRHAM GREENHEARN, be bound unto JAMES SELLARS, Esqr. untill he arrive to lawfull age, he being 17 years of age, the 17th ?  day of September next, to learn the trade of a Blacksmith.

Pg. 104 - Aug., 1791
FIELDIN STRAUGHN, an orphan of JOHN STRAUGHAN, be bound unto JAMES STEWART, untill he arrive to lawfull age, he being about seven years of age now, to learn the trade of a (farmer?).

Pg. 119 - Nov., 1791
PHEBE KEELING be bound unto JOHN GUNTER, untill she arrives to lawfull age, she being adjudged Nine years now, to learn the business of house Wifery.

Pg. 133 - Nov., 1791
JOHN THOMPSON, Esqr. appointed guardian to ELIZABETH HILL BRINKLEY, SARAH BRINKLEY, & WILLIAM BRINKLEY, orphans of ROB'T BRINKLEY, dec'd to take care of their persons & estates and to defend a suit by way of petition brought by MARY BRINKLEY, their Mother, ~  who gives bond with ______. (nothing else  written)

Pg. 139 - Feb., 1792
RICHARD PARK, Jr. appointed guardian for JOHN ALLEN & ELIZABETH ALLEN, orphans of WILLIAM ALLEN, dec'd who gives bond with RICHARD PARK, Sr. & JEDUTHAN HARPER, in the sum of two Thousand pounds.

Pg. 140 - Feb., 1792
PETER QUALLS, be appointed guardian to MARY, WILLIAM, LUICY, JOHN & PETER BURT, orphans of RICHARD BURT, dec'd, who enters into bond with JOSEPH BRANTLY, Esqr. in the sum of 1000 pounds.

Pg. 146 - Feb., 1792
JAMES WALDEN and THOMAS WALDEN, orphans of PAT WALDEN be bound to WILLIAM HEADEN, till they arrive to lawfull age, the said JAMES being Nine years and THOMAS, seven years, to learn the trade of Waggon Makers.

Pg. Ordered that, EPHRAIM MILLINER, be bound unto UMPHRY BAKER, untill he arrives to lawfull age, he being adjudged fifteen years now, to learn the trade of a Blacksmith.

Pg. 154 - Feb., 1792
On motion of JOHN WILLIAMS, Att. for THO'S GLOVER, ordered that, the order for binding out two children, this Session, to WILLIAM HEADEN to wit, JAMES and THOMAS WALDEN be rescinded and that the said JAMES, of the age of nine and THOMAS, of the age of seven years be bound to THOMAS GLOVER.
(MY NOTE: Is the Thomas Glover, they are bound to, the same as the Thomas Glover, whose attorney is making this motion?)

Pg. 200 - May, 1792
PATCEY HALL & GARLAND HALL, orphans of AMOS HALL, dec'd be bound unto THOMAS GRIGORY, untill they arrive to lawfull age, they being adjudged, the girl, thirteen and the boy Eleven years now,   to learn the trade of a planter to learn the boy... ( sentence incomplete)

Pg. 197 - Aug. 1792 (film page) The Poe books do not go this far.
HUGH DICKSON be discharged from any further servitude, as an apprentice bound by this court, formerly to THOMAS STONE & that the said Thomas be released from any further obligation on his part.

Pg. 208 - Nov., 1792
FANNY LITTLE  be bound unto JAMES SELLARS, Esqr. untill she arrives to lawfull age, she being adjudged six years the 1st of last October, to learn the business of house wifery.

(MY NOTE:  There may be other indentures in these pages but, the film is almost impossible to read, so until I can get to the original books this will be the best I can do)

Pg. 213 - Nov., 1792
ALEXANDER GRIFFEN, son of ELIZABETH GRIFFEN, be bound unto ELIJAH TEAUGE (this is usually spelled TEAGUE), untill he arrive to lawfull age, he being four years of age now to learn the, to be a farmer(sic).

Pg. 224 - Feb?., 1793?  (cannot read date)
NATHANIEL POWELL be appointed guardian to BENJAMIN POWELL, who give bond with JOHN RECORD and RICHARD WILKINGS, for three hundred pounds. COMFORT BOSTICK, late widow of NATHANIEL POWELL, late? guardian, returns into court, her account?,  against BENJAMIN POWELL, her ward of 58 pounds, 10 shillings which the court admits and ordered to be awarded.

Pg. 226 - Feb?, 1793?
Ordered that SIMON, the son of ANN M. or W. DANIEL, be bound unto JAMES? COX 'till he comes to the age of twenty one, he being 6 years old next June?, to learn the trade of shoe maker.

(From  page 227 to page 282 is too dim to read in most places but the pages that were readable did not have orphans listed so, will continue with the next clear pages.

PG. 282 - Aug.,? 1793
JOSEPH HARMON be appointed guardian to BARNY & THENNY LINN, orphans of WILLIAM LINN, dec'd, who gives bond with GEORGE LUCAS, Esquire, in the sum of one Thousand five hundred pounds.

Pg. 288 - Aug.?, 1793
Ordered that THOMAS GREGORY be appointed guardian for GARLAND HALE, & PATSEY HALE, who has entered into bond with WM. GREGORY according to law.

Pg. 289 - Aug., 1793
Ordered that HENRY WEBSTER, son of TABBY WEBSTER, aged five years last August be bound to ALEXANDER WILKINS until he arrive to lawful age to learn the art of a cooper.

Pg. 299 - Nov., 1793
THOMAS CHRISTIAN, orphan of JESSE CHRISTIAN dec'd be bound to THOMAS SNIPES, for the term of four years, to learn the art of a farmer. http://rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/orphan.htm