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An Act, to Appoint that Part of Albemarle County, Lying on the South Side of Albemarle Sound, and Moratuck River, as High as the Rainbow Banks, to be a Precinct, by the Name of Tyrrell Precinct.

A Collection of All Public Acts of Assembly of the Province of North Carolina Now in Force and Use, 1715 to 1752.

Pages 73-74.

I. Whereas, that Part of Albemarle County, lying on the South Side of Albemarle Sound, and Moratuck River, as high as the Rainbow Banks, includes Part of the several Precincts hereafter named, viz, Chowan, Pasquotank, Bertie, and Currituck; and whereas the great weadth of the said Sound and also the great Distance from the several Precinct Courts, renders it almost impracticable for the Inhabitants of those Parts to attend their Courts as aforefaid:

II. Wherefore, Be if Enacted by his Excellency ihe Palatine, and the rest of the true and absolute Lords Proprietors of Carolina, by and with the Advice and Consent of the rest of the Members of this present General Assembly, now met at Edenton for the North East Part of the said Province, and by the Authority of the same, That that Part of Albemarle County, lying on the South Side of Albemarle Sound, and Moratuck River, being Part of the several Precincts before mentioned, bounded to the Westward by Thomas Hoskin's upper Line, beginning at his upper Corner Tree, on Rainbow Banks, on Moratuck River, and by a Line running South from his outer Corner Tree, to the Southward by the Bounds of Albemarle County, to the Eastward by the Sound, between Roanoak Island, and Croatan, and to the Northward by Albemarle Sound and Moratuck River, as high as the Rainbow Banks, in Moratuck River, shall be, and the same is hereby declared to be erected into a Precinct, by the Name of Tyrell Precinct, in Albemarle County, with all and every the Rights, Privileges, and other Benefits and Advantages whatsoever, which any other Precinct in Albemarle County can or may have, use, or enjoy.

III. And, be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Election for Representatives for the said Precinct, shall always be at the Court House for the said Precinct, or such Places as shall be appointed for the building the said Court House therein.

IV. And, whereas by an Act, intituled, An Act, for settling the Precinct Courts and Court Houses, it is therein provided in what Manner the Land should be purchased, on which to build Court Houses in the several Precincts:

V. Be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Justices to be appointed for the said Precinct of Tyrrell, shall observe the same Method prescribed by the said Act, and shall cause the Court Houfe for the said Precinct to be built on the Land of William Downing, or that of William Fraley, on Kendrick's Creek, as near as may be to the Bridge now called Fraley's Bridge.

VI. And whereas Part of the above now Precinct was formerly made a different Parish, by the Name of the South Parish of Chowan,

VII. Be it Enacted, That the whole Precinct now appointed by the Name of Tyrrell Precinct, be, and is hereby Erected into one Parish, by the Name of St. Andrew's; and that the same Vestry be continued in the said Parish of St. Andrew's, which now is appointed to the said South Parish of Chowan, with all and every the Rights and Privileges, and other Benefits and Advantages whatsoever, which any other Parish in Albemarle County can or may have, use, or enjoy.

VIII. Provided nevertheless, That it is not hereby intended, that the said Precinct shall send more than Two Burgesses at present, to sit in General Assembly, without it shall appear that there is three hundred Tythables in the said Precinct; and in such Case, it shall and may send three Burgesses; and so as it shall increase in Number of Tythables, it shall send one Burgess for every Hundred more, so as not to exceed Five Representatives in the whole.

Signed,

Sir Richard Everard, Governor
Chr. Gale,
Edmond Gale,
Rich. Sandeson,
T. Pollock,
J. Worley,
J. Lovick,
Ed. Moseley,
Robert West,
John Paulin,
Lords Proprietors Deputies,

Thomas Swann, Speaker.



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