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George Durant (b. Eng 10/1/1632) in March 1661 Kelcocamen, great Indian chief of Yeopims deeded to him for a "valuable consideration" a tract bearing the name of Wecocomeke by a penninsula now called Durant's Neck. This is the earliest recorded deed in history of NC; with Samuel Pricklove, established the first permanent settlement in NC at Durant's Neck, 1661; attorney general, Grand Council, Albemarle Co. 1679; resided at Durant's Neck 1691; an acknowledged leader in public affairs; with Culpepper led the Culpepper Rebellion against unjust restriction of trade; m. 1/4/1658 Ann Marwood of Northumberland Co., VA (Immigrant Ancestors, A List of 2500 Immigrants to America before 1750, Edited by Frederick Adams Virkus, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980)

"Of George Durant very little is known before his arrival in Perq Co but it is an undisputed fact that he landed in VA before 1658. He made depositin in Northumberland Co VA July 1658 that he "came to VA in the ship Potomack, age 25 years" (HISTORY OF PERQUMINS CO by Winslow pg 340)

II. Ye County of Albemarle. George Durant held earliest known land grant (1661), in what became Perquimans co., and by 1663 there were 2000 persons scattered along the Chowan River (10). The environment (10-12) with a map from about 1672 (11). Tobacco and the Navigation Acts of 1660, 1661 and 1663 (12-13). Religious diversity (13-14) and the clique of early settlers: George Durant, Jenkins, Pricklove, Calleway, Harvey, Jarvis, Foster, Willoughby, Blount, and Bird (14). Sir William Berkeley, Virginia Governor, selects William Drummond in October 1664 as first governor of Albemarle (15), succeeded by Samuel Stephens in 1667 (15-16). Inequity of taxation with Virginia, and the 1668 Great Deed of Grant (16). Stephens dies before March 1670 and his widow, Frances Culpeper, becomes second wife of Berkeley by July; Peter Carteret succeeds Stephens (17). Crop failures and other disasters (17-18), with growing discontent (18) that sends Carteret to England (19-21) with a list of "instructions" (20); Carteret appoints John Jenkins to govern in his absence (21). Carteret dies without returning to Albemarle (22). Summary of ‘Upheaval in Albemarle’ from reprint of “Upheaval I nAlbemarle” (Keyed to pages of original publication)

III. Unrest in Albemarle. By 1675 there were nearly 4000 settlers in the four precincts of Perquimans, Pasquotank, Currituck and Chowan, the colonists increasingly divided between a proprietary faction and an anti-proprietary group including the most prominent persons of Albemarle County: Jenkins, Willoughby, Durant, foster, Crawford, Holden, Jarvis, Blount, Harvey and Bird, most of whom had already served on the Governor’s Council (23). Growing discontent with the distant Proprietors (23-24) and with Virginia (24). Commerce, smuggling, and the Plantation Duty Act of 1673 (24). Order by Charles II to appoint a Surveyor of Customs and a collector in each colony (25); after a two-year delay Jenkins appoints Biggs as Surveyor and Bird as Collector, but no duties are collected. Indian uprising and further discontent leads the proprietary group under Eastchurch and Miller to urge return of Albemarle to Virginia (26). Summary of ‘Upheaval in Albemarle’ from reprint of “Upheaval In Albemarle” (Keyed to pages of original publication)

"In opposition, acting Governor John Jenkins has the support not onlyof George Durant, probably the most powerful single political figure in Albemarle, but also of John Culpeper", a clever schemer (26-27). Anti-proprietors bring charges against Miller (27-28) on a formal indictment brought by Durant, then Attorney-General, but these are dismissed by Magistrate Nixon, a proprietary man.
Jenkins turns political attack to Eastchurch, who has him voted out of office and placed in confinement (28). Eastchurch tries to arrest Willoughby, who flees to Virginia (28-29) and is joined by other anti-proprietaries. Appeal to Berkeley falls on deaf ears as he is coping with rebellion led by Bacon in Virginia. Anti-proprietaries take Miller under armed guard to Virginia to Berkeley, only albemarle Proprietor in the New World (29).
Miller is acquitted and sails for England, followed by Eastchurch, so the anti-proprietary faction send Durant to tell their side. The Proprietors support Eastchurch, making him Governor and making Miller both Secretary and Collector of Customs (30). Durant threatens to "turn Rebel" if Eastchurch assumes duties in Albemarle, but the latter is enamoured of a lady in the West Indies on the return trip, so sends Miller on ahead with powers he had no authority to grant (31). Outfitting the boat Success for use as a revenue cutter, Miller sails from Bermuda in July 1677 (32). Summary of ‘Upheaval in Albemarle’ from reprint of “Upheaval In Albemarle” (Keyed to pages of original publication)

IV. Rebellion in Albemarle. Resistance to Miller (33), who begins collecting customs (35). Anti-proprietary forces appear to acquiesce, awaiting Durant’s return from London (35-36). In December 1677 Gillam’s vessel Carolina arrives with Durant and a large load of firearms, later claimed by Gillam as wares to be sold to settlers for protection against Indians (36). Miller arrests Gillam ashore for evading customs, despite Gillam’s protestations that his ship’s books show that the legal duty was paid in England. Miller rows to the Carolina and thrusts two cocked pistols into Durant’s chest, arresting him as a "traytour." The ship’s crew overpowers Miller; foster and Crawford come to the ship to confer with Durant (37).
Miller was apparently released but the next morning Culpeper draws up a "Remonstrance," quickly circulated in the colony, and anti-proprietary forces using guns from the Carolina round up Miller and his allies (38-39). After two weeks Miller and his deputies are taken to Durant’s house (39), while a search of Miller’s house reveals papers showing he had no legal authority to govern the colony (40). The rebels elect a government (40-41) with Jenkins as "Generalissome" (to become Governor), Culpeper as Collector and Durant as Attorney-General, his former post (41).
Miller is indicted on various charges (42), and probably would have been convicted and hanged were it not for the arrival of a proclamation from Governor Eastchurch, who had arrived in Virginia (42-43). Miller is clapped in irons, and the Albemarle settlers send militia to the border to prevent invasion by Eastchurch, supported by Berkeley (43). After seven weeks, Biggs escapes to Virginia. It appears that Willoughby, and possibly Durant, go briefly to England to present the rebels’ case (44). V. The Echoes of Rebellion. Biggs denounces Culpeper and especially Durant, who (Biggs asserts) "was the real promoter of the rebellion." The Proprietors in London send Biggs back to Albemarle as Comptroller and Surveyor-General in September 1678 (45). Proprietor Seth Sothel is dispatched to Albemarle to hear arguments, devise a solution and take control, but he is captured at sea by Turkish pirates (46). Harvey, a moderate anti-proprietary, is appointed interim Governor (46-47). Meanwhile, Biggs arrives in Albemarle and the rebels meet at Durant’s house; Culpeper challenges Biggs, who thereafter sleeps with a loaded musket and establishes a constant guard (47). Miller, all the while in custody, is finally tried by Durant and others, but escapes to Virginia (48). Biggs calls for a warship from England (never sent), then flees to Virginia (49). Interim Governor Harvey dies and the settlers elect Jenkins as President of the Council, so that he once again assumes the role of acting Governor (49-50).
Culpeper goes to England, but Biggs had preceded him, so Culpeper is arrested (50). Miller then arrives in England and presses charges against Culpeper, who is indicted for treason (51-52). In an extraordinary move Lord Shaftesbury, representing the Proprietors, testifies that Miller had not been empowered to rule in Albemarle, and that Culpeper had some basis for claiming popular support (53-54). John Culpeper is acquitted (54). Summary of ‘Upheaval in Albemarle’ from reprint of “Upheaval In Albemarle” (Keyed to pages of original publication)

George Durant, called “outstanding leader of the faction supporting” John Jenkins as governor, went to London to present their views to the proprietors, but failed to win their support. John & Thomas Harvey also Jenkins men. Proprietors apponted Thomas Eastchurch governor. He married en route in the East Indies and sent a deputy in his place (Thomas Miller) to govern Albemarle. On 15 July 1677 Miller was opposed by force, but gained control via militia. George Durant returned from England on Zachariah Gillam’s 5-gun ship out of New England (Colonial Records I 287, 292,294-5), according to Biggs narrative. Miller tried to arrest Durant on board; colonists rose in arms and imprisoned Miller, reminiscent of (John C.) Culpeper’s Rebellion, who in 1680 was tried and acquitted of treason charges in England. (Preceding is paraphrased, not verbatim.)(NC Higher-Court Records 1670-96, N.E.E. Parker, Ed. State Dept, Archives and History, 1968, Introduction - xliv-1676.)

“. . . by reason of an Insurrection and (as the deponent humbly conceives) a rebellion which violently broke out in that Country (Albemarle) 10ber 77 (December 1677) and hath to this day continued without any effectuall restraint and suppression, notwithstanding all the endeav’rs of the Lords Prop’rs in commissionating and appointing Seth Sothel Esq’r to be Gov’r and to reduce the same, w’ch was contrived and carried on then and since by Richard Foster, John Jenkins, George Durant {4}, John Willoughby, Wm. Craford, Patricke White, James Blunt, Capt. Zach. Gillam, John Culpeper, with other their . . . {4} George Durant, whose house was the rendezvous of the insurgents, was one of the most influential planters in Albemarle County. He had extensive dealings with the New Englanders and was one of the chief instigators of the rebellion. While in England in 1677 he told the Lords Proprietors that Eastchurch never should be governor. Arriving in the colony about December 1, 1677, in the Carolina, with Captain Gillam, he set on foot the insurrection that broke out two days afterward.” (Narratives of the Insurrections - Scribner’s, New York, 1915, Auspices of American Historical Assn., J.R. Jameson, Ed. p.151)

Knowe all men by these presents that I George Durant of Albemarle aforesaid for divers good Cuases and Consid[erations] mee heerunto mooving doe Consitute and apointe and [torn] by these presents have Authorized and put my loving [wife]] Ann Durant to bee my true and lawfull Attornie [irrevo]cable for mee and in my name and to my proper use [torn] benefitt and behoofe To aske demaund sue for [leavy] Recover and Receive of all and every maner of person or persons whatsoever with in the Countie of Albemarle or any other place or places whatsoever all manner of debit or debits either by bill bond or acount and likewise all other maner of goods ware or Chattles that are or properly may belonge to mee or lawfully may apeare to bee mine or due unto mee and likewise I doe give and graunt to my Said Attorney full power to Arest Atach Imprison and Condemne and out of prison to Release and Compound and up on Receipt of any the premisses to aquitt and discharge and all other act [and] acts Thing or Things device or devices that My Said attornie shall lawfully doe or Cause to be donne in my name [shall] bee confirmed and allowed of by mee as I myselfe were personally present one Attorney or more if need require my said Attornie may apoynte under hir and againe at hir pleasure to Revoke And whatsoever my said Attornie or Attornies Shall act in the premises Shall bee Rattified and Confirme by mee in as large and Ample maner as Can bee required in law In witnesse wherof I have herunto sett my hand and Seale This seventeeth day of May on thousand six hundred seaventy and five.
Singed Sealed and delivered in presents of Joseph Counell, William Still mark. Geo. Durant
Will Still Appeared before mee and testyfied that as hee was a witness to this above Instrument he saw Mr George Durant signe seal and deliver the same as his act and deed to Mrs Anne Durante his wife.
Sworne before me this ninth of 8br 1677 T Miller
Recorded this 9th day of 8br 1677 per me Paul Lathum Deputy Register Public. (Higher-Court Records [CCR 192] Albemarle, Item #4, p8)

George Durant speaker of House of burgesses in 1679; attorney general in 1676 - Culpepper Rebellion. Aged 49 “or thereabouts: when he deposed in Jan. 1680-1 (NC Historical & Genealogical Register, J.R.B. Hathaway, Editor, Vol.3, P.40)

In 1683, Seth Sothel arrived at Albemarle as Governor. In five years of misrule over Albemarle, he proved himself one of the dirtiest knaves that ever held office in America. A few specimens of his conduct may be cited. On arrival of two ships from Barbados on legitimate business, Sothel seized them as pirates and threw their Captains into jail, where one of them died of ill treatment. The dying man made a will in which he named Thomas Pollack as his Executor; but Sothel refused to let the will go to probate and seized the dead mans effects; the Executor threatened to carry the story to England, whereupon Sothel lodged him in jail and kept him there. George Durant called such proceedings unlawful whereupon Sothel straightway imprisoned him and confiscated his whole estate. (Old Virginia and the Neighbors, John Fiske, vol. II, 975.5 1897, p.286)

Miller, as proprietary Governor and Kings Collector found his popularity quickly waning. He tried to suppress trade with Massacusetts and thus arrayed against himself the Yankee Skippers, aided by a “party within” at the head of which was the wealthy George Durant, the earliest settler of Perquimmons. (Old Virginia and the Neighbors, John Fiske, vol. II, 975.5 1897, p.283) No. 380. Despostition of Richard Watrey, age 51 years, “designed to go Southwards about 1662, to see how he might like the Place”. At which time Mr. George Catchmany desire the Dept’ to go to the Place, where Mr. George Durant was Seated, & was shown the Land, Intended by him for Mr. Catchmany, & returned to Va. About a Month later Mr. Catchmany employed the Dept’ to go with three hands, to settle, & Seat said Land, & wnet with us himself. Coming to the House of Mr. George Durant, he heard, & saw them conclude a line, dividing Between them, at a pine on the Sound, extending toward Land Seated by Coll Caltropp & agreed that Catchmany hav Land East-ward & Durant Land on the West-ward. also heard that Sir William Berkeley lately arrived from England had resolved that the Inhabitance of the South should hold no longer by Indian Titles. Dec 5, 1687. Richard Watrey appeared before me & amde Oath. Jno. Leary. (History of Perquimans County, Records of Deeds p.68)

No. 381. (Desposition) Dep. of John Barrow “aged 50 years, saith; to his knowledge George Durant was Seated upon the Neck of Land, where his widow now lives, on or before George Catchmaid came into the Country for the Seat, & that Catchmaid did obtain A Pattent from Sir Wm Berkeley,for the Whole Tract.” July 8, 1693. (History of Perquimans County, Records of Deeds p.68)

No. 382. Dep. of Caleb Caloway aged 48, “that George Durant was Seated upon ye Neck of Land where his Widow now lives,” before George Catchmaid: & the Dept was a witness to the Bill of Sale, by which Durant bought it of the King of Yawpim Indians, & that he had been infromed that Mr. Catchmaid had a Pattent from Sir Wm. Berkeley for the Whole Tract. July 13, 1693. before us, Wm Wilkinson, Henderson Walker, Reg Oct 24, 1716. John Stepney Reg. (History of Perquimans County, Records of Deeds p.68)

No. 378 ... Anthony Slocum Esq. Robert Holden Esq. Lords Dept’ Wm Cracofard Esq. James Blount Esq. John Varnham Esq. Assistants; ordered that Mr. George Durants Land “Comprehended in said Catchmanys Pattyn, be Surveyed, & his Rights in his own name drawn to effect same.” A true copy of the Original. Henerson Walker Clk. Edward mayor Register. Reg ye 24 Oct 1716. John Stepney Reg. (History of Perquimans County, Records of Deeds p.68)

No. 379. grant from Lords Pro’ to Mr. George Durant, “that Parcell of Land in a certain Neck Betwixt two Rivers, call Perquimans, & Katatine,” which dividith land from a Neck called “Langleys.” Dec 26, 1673. Reg Oct 24, 1716. John Stepney, Reg of Writings for Perq Pre’ct. (History of Perquimans County, Records of Deeds p.68)

George Durant was born in England August 1, 1632, as was probably the son of John Durant who was appointed a lecturer by the House of Commons in the Long Parliament. In his will of October 9, 1688, George mentions his brother, John Durant of London, England, George calls himself a mariner in his will. Durant came to Virginia in the ship “Potomack” at the age of 25, in the year 1658 or before. He married Ann Marwood in Northumberland Co., VA, on Jan. 4, 1658/9. Their children were John, (b.12/26/1662 - d.1/15/1699), to whom he willed “one half of the plantation whereon I now live”, Thomas, “the other half,” Sarah, Matytya, Pertyenia and Ann. Ann (d.22 Jan., 1694), his wife, and the daughters were also legatees.
George Durant held a deed from the Indian King Cuscutenew for the oldest recorded document in NC. This land is located between “two Rivers, Perquimans and Kototine (Little River)”. Our highway maps of today continue to show this section of the NC Coast in Perquimans Co. as “Durant’s Neck.” Durant became Attorney General of NC in 1676, and Speaker of the House of Burgesses of NC in 1678. He was one of NC’s first known settlers and continued to be one of the most influential and prominent men until his death in 1691 in Albermarle Province.
At the University of NC at Chapel Hill, George Durant’s Bible, printed in London, England in 1599, is displayed in a locked cabinet. He brought this Bible with him when he came to Colonial America. It is one of the oldest English Bibles in America. (Heritage of Onslow Co., NC, George Durant and Descendants 144, Dorothy Atkinson Stripling)

Elizabeth Durant (b. Jan. 28, 1681 in Perquimans Co.) was the daughter of John and Sarah Jooke Durant and granddaughter of George and Ann Marwood Durant. She married Anthony Hatch who was the son of Anthony and Elizabeth Hatch. Both Elizabeth Durant Hatch (d.1745) and Anthony Hatch (d.1726) died in Perquimans Co. (Heritage of Onslow Co., NC, George Durant and Descendants 144, Dorothy Atkinson Stripling)

The following items are taken from his Family Bible, printed in 1599, now in the possession of the University of NC: George Durant was born April, 1682. Sarah Stevens departed this life Augt. 16, 17171, in the 49th year of her age. John Durant departed this life Jany, 15, 1699, Ann Durant died Jany. 12(? bjh) 1694, Hagar Durant died Jany. 14, 1723. Geo. Durant died Sept. 12, 1730. Elizabeth Clayton died 14 Jany., 1737. Sarah Durant died in 1695, Mch. 29. Mary Durant died May, 1698, John Barclift, son of Thomas and Ann his wife, was born Augt. 9, 1711. Mary Reed, wife of Christian Reed, died Dec. 10, 1746, aged 28 years and 8 days. Chritian Reed and wife Mary give the Bible to William Reed (their eldest son). Ann Durant, daughter of George and Sarah, was born July 8, 1714. John Durant was born Sept. 13, 1716. Mary and Sarah Durant (twins) were born Dec. 2, 1718. Elizabeth was born Mch. 12, 1720. John Durant departed this life Oct. 8, 1721. George Durant was born Augt. 20, 1723. William Reed, son of Christian and Mary his wife, was born Oct., 12, 1740. Penelope Reed, daughter of Tulle Williams and Elizabeth his wife, was born Nov. 3 (?bjh), 1745. William Reed and Penelpe Williams were married Sept. 10, 1761. Ann Reed, daughter of William and Penelope, was born Nov. 20, 1764. Joseph Reed died May 7, 1765. Rebecca Reed, daughter of William Reed and Alice his wife, was born June 29, 1794. Rebecca Reed and Joseph Sutton were married July 21(?bjh) 1810; she died Dec. 28, 1815, leaving an infant. Richard Reed son of Wilson Frances was born Oct. 7, 1817. Frances Reed died Nov. 12, 1817. Ann Durant was born Jany. 10, 1689. Elizabeth Durant was born Jany. 28, 1692. Sarah Durant was born Mch. 29, 1695. Mary Durant was born May 19, 1698. Wilson Reed, his Book, Jany. 1, 1800, given to him by his father, William Reed. “William Reed, his Bible, given to him by his father Christian Reed, and he will give it to his daughter Rebecca.”(The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, J.R.B. Hathaway, Vol. I, No. 1 January, 1900, pp.203-204)

The following items are taken from Records of Perquimans Co; “George Durant and Ann Marwood were married 4th Jany., 1658-59, by Rev. David Lindsey, in Northumberland Co., VA. and signed by Geo. Cowbough, Majistrate.” George Durant, son of George and Ann was born Dec. 24, 1659. Elizabeth Durant, daughter of George and Ann, was born Feby., 15, 1660-61. John Durant, son of George and Ann, was born Dec. 26, 1662. Mary Durant, daughter of George and Ann, was born Feby., 11, 1665. Thomas Durant, son of George and Ann, was born Augt. 28, 1668. Sarah Durant, daughter of George and Ann, was born Jany., 16, 1670. Martha Durant, daughter of George and Ann, was born August 28, 1673. Parthenia Durant, daughter of George and Ann, was born August 1, 1675. John Durant, son of George and Ann, and Sarah Jooke daughter of Thomas and Ann his wife, were married April 9, 1684. George Durant, son of John and Sarah, was born last of September, 1685. Ann Durant, daughter of John and Sarah, was born February 16, 1688. Elizabeth Durant, daughter of John and Sarah, was born Jany. 28, 1691. George Durant, son of George and Ann, died Sept. 13, 1671. Mary Durant, daughter of Jno. and Sarah, was born May 19, 1698. George, son of Thomas and Elizabeth, was born Nov. 25, 1696. Ann, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, was born Feby. 16, 17002-3. William Stephens was married to Mrs. Sarah Durant, widow of John, Jany. 1703-4. Richard Whedbee married Sarah Durant, daughter of John and Sarah, Feby. 4, 1709. John Whedbee, son of Richard and Sarah was born April 23, 1715. Sarah Whedbee, daughter of Richard and Sarah, was born Jany. 23, 1717. Joseph Whedbee, son of Richard and Sarah, was born Mch. 12, 1725-26. John Durant, son of George and Hagar, died Oct. 8, 1721. Mrs Sarah Whedbee, wife of Richard, died Apl. 4, 1728; Hezekiah, their son, was born April 1, 1728. Geo. Durant, son of John and Sarah, married about 1714 Hagar Crisp, daughter of Capt. Nicholas Crisp and his wife _____ Wilkins. Issue, John Durant, born Sept. 13,1716, died July 8, 1721; Mary and Sarah (twins) born Dec. 2, 1717. Mary married Christian Reed, son of Gov. William Reed. Sarah married Joseph Blount, son of John Blount and his wife, Elizabeth Davis. Issue, only one daughter Sarah, who married William Littlejohn of Edenton, NC. Issue, Thomas Blount Littlejohn, Joseph Blount Littlejohn, John Wilson Littlejohn, and Mrs. John Little. William A. Littlejohn died unmarried in 1802. William Littlejohn Sr., died in 1817. Ann Durant, born 1719, daughter of George and Hagar, married Thomas Corprew and died leaving two children, John and Geo. Durant Corprew. Thomas Corprew married 2nd Sarah Vail; in his will he speaks of his daughter-in-law Mary Buncombe, the daughter of his 1st wife, Ann Durant, who first married Joseph Buncombe of Tyrrell Precinct, a nephew of Col. Edward Buncombe. Elizabeth Durant, daughter of George and Hagar, married Joseph Reed, brother of Christian. Issue, daughter Mary, married Spencer Ridley July 27, 1770; sons Joseph and John; son Christian, married Margaret Jordan, daughter of Joseph and Ruth Jordan, of Bertie Co., NC (the Peace family of Kittrells, NC, are descendants of Christian Reed and Margaret Jordan.); Mrs. Thomas and Benjamin Reed. Mrs. Elizabeth Reed married for her 2nd husband Thomas Jacocks; no issue by last marriage. Thomas Jacocks married first Rebecca Scolley, of Boston. Mrs Rebecca F. Dorrance of Middleboro, Mass. is a descendant of Thomas Jacocks and his wife Rebecca Scolley, through their daughter Rebecca Jacocks; one other daughter _______ constitutes the issue of Thomas Jacocks. Would be glad to have a copy of all the records now in existence relating to Geo. Durant and his descendants; would like to give later a full record of the family. (The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, J.R.B. Hathaway, Vol. I, No. 1 January, 1900, pp.203-204)

Geo. Durant was the son of John Durant and Sarah Jooke, and grandson of Geo. Durant and wife Ann Marwood. His son George seemed to have died without issue, as we find no trace of him, nor any mention made of him in the deeds made by the other heirs executed for the real estate of the testator. Sarah Durant married Joseph Blount I. Sarah Married Christian Reed. Elizabeth married Joseph Reed, brother of Christian. Ann Durant married 1st Joseph Buncombe of Tyrrell Precinct; (was the uncle of Col. Edward Buncombe;) issue by 1st marriage only one daughter, Mary Buncombe, who married ______ Sutton. Married 2nd Thomas Corprew; issue, John Durant and George Durant Corprew, one of who moved with his uncle Joshua Corprew to Princess Anne Co., VA. Thomas Corprew married 2nd Sarah Vail. (The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, J.R.B. Hathaway, Vol. I, No. 1 January, 1900, p.205)

Jacub Mollton Departed (crossed out) of new England Departed this Life the 30th: of Septembr: 1680 at the house of Mr. George Durant. (Perquimans Precinct North Carolina, Births, Marriages, Deaths and Flesh Marks 1659-1820, Weynette Parks Haun, p.25)

Bartlett, William (son of William & Elizabeth) & Ann Duren (daugh of George & Ann) were m. Oct 6, 1698. Issue: 1. Thomas b. Sept 25, 1699; 2. William b. Feb 17/1700-1; 3. John b. Feb 15, 1703-4; 4. Samuel b. May 18, 1706. (“History of Perquimans County” by Winslow p.321)

Williams, Tulle married Elizabeth, the widow of Anthony Hatch, and she was Elizabeth Durant, daughter of John and grdaughter of George Durant, the elder and his wife Ann; Hatch died in 1726 --- he md Elizabeth Hatch in 1742 with Edmund Hatch sec. on the mg. bond. He md Grace Sanderson in 1733. (Index & Digest to Hathaway’s NC Historical & Genelogical Register by Worth S. Ray, p.186)

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