August 13, 1997

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John F. Speight

5780 Renee Ct.

Lilburn, GA 30047

 

Speight Information in North Carolina --- To about 1830:

 

Bertie, Chowan, Craven, Dobbs, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Johnston, Jones, Perquimans, and Wake Counties and Tidewater Virginia

 

Primary Sources

 

Colonial Records of North Carolina. (ColRecNC)

James M. Creech, History of Greene County, North Carolina, Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1979. (Creech)

Edythe Smith Dunstan, The Bertie Index for Courthouse Records: 1720-1875, 1966, in DAR Library (BertieInd)

J. Bryan Grimes, Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, 1690-1320, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975. (Grimes)

Zae Hargett Gwynn, Abstracts of the Records of Jones County, North Carolina, 1779-1868, Vol. I, Kingsport: TN: Kingsport Press, Inc., 1963 (GwynnJ1)

J. R. B. Hathaway, Historical and Genealogical Register: Vols. I, II & III. (HathI, HathII, HathIII)

Margaret M. Hofmann, Chowan Precinct, 1696-1723: Genealogical Abstracts of Land Deeds, Weldon, NC: Roanoke News Co., 1976. (HofmannCho)

Margaret M. Hofmann, Colony of North Carolina, 1735-1764: Abstracts of Land Patents, Vol. 1, Weldon, NC: Roanoke News Co., 1986. HofmannCol1)

Margaret M. Hofmann, Colony of North Carolina, 1765-1775: Abstracts of Land Patents, Vol. 2, Weldon, NC: Roanoke News Co., 1984. (HofmannCol2)

Margaret M. Hofmann, The Granville District of North Carolina, 1748-1763: Abstracts of Land Patents, Vols. 1 & 2, Weldon, NC: Roanoke News Co., 1986. (HofmannGra1, HofmannGra2)

Margaret M. Hofmann, Province of North Carolina, 1663-1729: Abstracts of Land Patents, Weldon, NC: Roanoke News Co., 1979. (HofmannProv)

Talmage C. Johnson and Charles R. Holloman, The Story of Kinston and Lenoir Co., Raleigh, NC: Edwards Broughton Co., 1954. (TalHol)

Journal of North Carolina Genealogy. (JNCG)

Elizabeth Moore, Records of Craven Co., North Carolina, Vol. 1, Bladensburg, MD: Genealogical Recorders, 1960. (Moore)

The North Carolinian. (TNC)

North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal. (NCGSJ)

Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Vol. I, 1623-1666, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1963. (NugI)

Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Vol. II, 1666-1695, Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1977. (NugII)

Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Vol. III, 1695-1732, Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1979. (NugIII)

Fred A. Olds, Abstracts of North Carolina Wills from about 1760 to about 1800, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. (Olds)

The Quarterly Review of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society (QRENCGS)

State Records of North Carolina. (StateRecNC)

Joseph W. Watson, Kinfolks of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1784-1855, Durham, NC: Seeman Printery, 1969. (EdgeKin)

Mrs. Watson Winslow, History of Perquimans County, Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co., 1974. (WinslowPer)

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23 May 1642. Francis Speight. Transported to Virginia by sd. date. See patent of sd. date for William Eyres for 750 A. in Upper Norfolk Co. Upon an arm of the West branch of Nansamund River, adjacent John Garrett for transportation of 15 persons. (NugI, p. 129)

10 January 1649. Thomas Spake. Transported himself and 7 others to Northumberland Co., Virginia by sd. date. See his patent of sd. date for 400 A. on Nomeny Bay. (NugI, p. 189)

17 March 1654/5. Francis Spight. Patent for 300 A. in Nanzimond Co., renewed (by Francis) 3 April 1662. (NugII, p. 229)

9 February 1663. Edward Spight. Transported to Virginia by sd. date. See patent of John Lord and William Horton of sd. date for ____ A. in Westmoreland Co. (NugI, p. 484)

2 June 1663. Francis Spikes. Patent for 150 A. in Nansemond Co., adjacent John Taylor. (NugII, p. 130)

28 March 1664. Jane Spike. Transported to Virginia by sd. date. See patent of Lt. Col. Thomas Goodrich of sd. date for 2,000 A. in Rappahanock Co., Virginia. (NugI, p. 517)

8 October 1665. Hannah Spike. Transported to Virginia by sd. date. See patent of John Prosser of sd. date for 4,892 A. in Rappahanick above "Nanzatica". (NugI, p. 528)

2 June 1666. William Spite. Transported to Virginia by sd. date. See patent of Capt. Thomas Hawkins of sd. date for 812 1/4 A. on South side of Rappahanock River, beginning at lowest fall thereof. (NugI, p. 557)

7 June 1666. William Spigh. Transported to Virginia by sd. date. See patent of Capt. Joseph Bridges of sd. date for 7,800 A. in Isle of Wight Co. (NugI, p. 559)

26 October 1666. Peter Spikes. Among others, transported to Virginia by sd. date. See patent of Thomas Gouldman of sd. date for 1,134 A. (no county given) (NugII, p. 3)

17 April 1667. John Brasseur. Patent for 400 A. in Nancimond Co., butting on land of Mr. Francis Spight. (NugII, p. 21)

5 October 1667. John Cooper. Patent for 800 A. in Mancimond Co., at the head of Mill Creek falling into the southern branch of Nancimond River and adjacent Mr. Francis Spight. (NugII, p. 50)

24 February 1675/6. William Speight. Patent for 137 A. in Nanzemond Co., joyneing on N. side of his father's land, in the upper Parish, now called Tho. Speight's land; beginning on a muddy branch dividing his land and land of John Ballard, to his father's als. Brother's line; to line of John Battle, Junr. (NugII, p. 172)

May-September 1678. Richard Spight. Among others, transported to Virginia by sd. date. See patent of Arthur Allen and William Newsom of sd. date for 550 A. in Surry Co. (NugII, p. 187)

10 November 1678. William Speight. Patent for 176 A. in Upper Parish of Nanzemond Co., at a place called Barbica; adjoyning Humphrey Griffin, neer the Crosse Swamp, etc. (NugII, pp. 193-194)

24 April 1682. Francis Speight. Patent for 500 A. upper parish of Nanzemond Co., on south side of Beech Swamp, along Somerton Creek, to a little beyond the Indian path that now is ... . (NugII, p. 239)

24 April 1682. William Eason. Patent for 270 A. in the upper parish of Nanzemond, beg. in line of Francis Spight, to Francis Cambridge, to Thomas Cowler, to Col. Blake, etc. (NugII, p. 239)

21 April 1684. John Spight. Patent for 300 A. in Nanzimond Co., granted to Francis Spight, his father, 17 March 1654/5; renewed (by Francis) 3 April 1662, and given by will to sd. John. (NugII, p. 229)

26 April 1684. Bryan Oquin. Patent for 550 A. in Upper Parish of Nanzemond, on S. side of the Cypress Swamp, adj. land formerly Hugh Gauhan's, now in possession of Robert Reddock, William Speight, and the main run of Barbique Swamp, etc. (NugII, p. 280)

21 October 1684. Evan Griffin. Patent for 170 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co.; adjacent to William Poope[sic], and John Speight. (NugII, p. 284)

20 April 1686. William Spight and Elizabeth Spight. Among others, transported to Virginia by sd. date. See patent of Henry Southern of sd. date for 400 A. in Lower Norfolk Co. (NugII, p. 295)

21 April 1695. William Speight, Jr. Patent for 520 A. in upper Parish of Nansemond Co., east side of Bennet's Creek, south side of Spight's branch, down north side of Mirry Branch[Meherrin Creek?]. For importation of 11 persons. (NugII, p. 400) [Meherrin Creek branches S. E. off Bennett's Creek toward Sandy Cross in S. E. corner of Gates Co., NC - jfs]

9 February 1696. Thomas Speight. Thomas, son and heir of Captain William Speight, patent for 320 A. in Perquimans Precinct, joining the Pocoson of Perquimans River at the mouth of Horsepoole Swamp. (HofmannProv, p. 17)

25 February 1696. Thomas Speight. 210 A. in Chowan Pct., joining Benits Creek Swamp and the mouth of Middle Swamp issuing out of Benit Creek Swamp. (HofmannProv, p. 17)

28 October 1697. John Ashley. Patent for 450 A. in Nansemond Co.; adjacent land he lives on; corner of Mr. Spikes? ... (NugIII, p. 16)

31 April 1700. Thomas Speight of Nancamond Co., Va. to John Perry and James Griffin both of the county aforesd. for 2,000 pds. of tobacco, gives, grants, and sells the within patent and land (acreage and location not specified). (HofmannCho, p. 5)

25 April 1701. William Speight. Patent for 21 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co. on north wide of the Cypress Branch, a branch of Bennett's Creek. (NugIII, p. 41)

25 April 1701. John Hooks. Patent for 215 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co.; south side of Summertowne Creek; adjacent William Spight. (NugIII, p. 41)

25 April 1701. William Speight, Junior. Patent for 203 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co.; on northwest side of Beaver Dam Swamp, a branch of Somertowne Creek. (NugIII, p. 41)

25 April 1701. Henry Hill. Patent for 500 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co.; adjacent John Rice and Edward Holmes; and William Speight. (NugIII, p. 41)

April 1701. William Speight. Patent for 50 A. in Nansemond Co., Va. (Louis des Cognets, Jr., English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, Princeton, NJ, 1957, p. 68)

24 October 1701. John Spike. Among others, transported by sd. date. See patent of Francis Epps, William Epps, and Littlebury Epps of sd. date for 1,000 A. in Charles City Co. (NugIII, p. 49)

30 January 1702. Thomas Speight. List of tithables taken by James Cole in Perquimans Pct. (HathIII, p. 85) Hathaway says land(s) of Thomas Speight, inter alia, in sd. list probably were in present-day Tyrrell Co. (HathIII, p. 85)

1702. Thomas Spight. Requested patent for importing various persons to Perquimans, North Carolina from Virginia. Persons imported included Mary Speight. (ColRecNC, v. 1, p. 582)

24 April 1703. Francis Speight, Junior and William Speight, Junior, sons of Francis Speight, Senr. Patent for 161 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co., southwest side of Beaverdam Swamp, a branch of Summerton Creek. (NugIII, p. 68)

26 April 1704. Christopher Gewin. Patent for 900 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co. on the Dragon Swamp; adjacent Bryant Oquin and William Speight. (NugIII, p. 84)

1704. Nansemond Co. Francis Spight. Quit rent roll. (Gary Parks, Virginia Tax Records, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983, p. 437)

1704. Nansemond Co. William Spite. Quit rent roll. (Louis des Cognets, Jr., English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, Princeton, NJ, 1957, p. 201)

October 1706. Thomas Speight. Perquimans Pct. Had a servant, Elizabeth Fitzgarrett, who had a bastard child by John Morley. (North Carolina Historical Review, 50(1973), p. 44)

October 1706. William Speight. Patent(?) for 42 A. in Nansemond Co., Va. (Louis des Cognets, Jr., English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, Princeton, NJ, 1957, p. 68)

28 April 1711. Elias Ballard. Patent for 702 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co.; beginning on northwest side of Beaver Dam Swamp of Sumerton Creek; adjacent Hooke's land; and William Speight's line. (NugIII, p. 115)

28 April 1711. William Speight, Junior. Patent for 151 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co., 131 A. part beginning on side side of Beech Swamp, a branch of Summerton Creek; 21 A. beginning at Mr. Francis Speight's land to land of Charles Wilkens. (NugIII, p. 118)

1711-1713. Craven Pct. John Speights. Had a claim arising from the Tuscarora Indian War. (QRENCGS, IX(2), Spring 1982, p. 80)

16 June 1714. Mary Spits. Transported to Virginia by sd. date. See patent of John Barton of sd. date for 341 A. in Henrico Co., Va. (Louise Pledger Heath Foley, Early Families along the James River, Richmond, 1974, v. 1, pp. 43-44)

16 June 1714. Henry Core. Patent for 64 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co.; on south side of Summerton Creek; beginning at marsh at the Beaver Dam Swamp, to William Speight, crossing Half Moon Branch. (NugIII, p. 143)

20 October 1714. Epaplinditus Benton, of Nansemond Co., Va., to Thomas Speight of Perquimans Pct., planter. 311 A. more or less, [at Hogg Neck - jfs] joining John White, Thomas Garrett, Warrick Swamp, and the mouth of a branch. [Warrick Swamp is S. E. of Gatesville, off Catherine Creek - jfs] (HofmannCho, p. 82)

23 December 1714. John Drury. Patent for 254 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co.; on southwest side of the Beech Swamp; adjacent Mr. Francis Speight. (NugIII, p. 165)

17 January 1715/6. Andrew Barren of the Upper Parish of Nansemond Co., Va. to Henry Jernegan of the Upper Parish of Nansemond Co., VA., the son of Henry Jernagan ye elder. A lease of 235 A. more or less at Cobb's Pound at Meherrin on the southeast side of Meherrin River, joining Sessions and Slowby. Wit.: Benjamin Weston, William Speight. (HofmannCho, p. 124)

1716. Thomas Speight. Juror in Chowan Pct., Co. of Albemarle Court of Oyer and Terminer. (ColRecNC, v. 2, pp. 262-263) 20 July 1717. James Bates. 490 A. in Chowan Pct., joining Francis Priggen, John Burkett, Thomas Speight, and John Ward. (HofmannProv, p. 267)

20 July 1717. Thomas Speight. 310 A. in Perquimans Pct., joining Timothy Clear. (HofmannProv, p. 267)

25 November 1717. John Hedgepeth, Jr., and wife, Mary, of Nansemond Co., Va., to Thomas Speight, of same place. 100 A. at the Horsepen Branch, adjoining land of William Speight, it being where John Melton formerly lived. Wit.: James Holland, Culbert Hedspeth, Thomas Bissell. (HathI, p. 109) [probably near Meherrin Creek - jfs]

1 March 1718. Thomas Spight of Perquimans Pct. 538 A. at ye head of Perquimans Pct. (HofmannProv, p. 71).

1 March 1718. Thomas Spites. 114 A. at the head of Perquimans Pct., joining Thomas Docton. (HofmannProv, p. 71)

1718 or 1719. John Davison, and wife Mary, to John King of Virginia. 540 A. south side of Ahotske Swamp. Wit.: James Wingfield, William Speight, Francis Spikes. (HathI, p. 627) [this land in Bertie or Hertford - jfs]

20 January 1718/9. William Eason. Perquimans Co. Will. Wit.: Thomas Davis, Elisabeth Davis, Thomas Speight. Probated 14 July 1719. (Grimes, p. 107)

22 February 1719. John King. Patent for 640 A. in Chowan Pct., joining William Spikes, John Davis, and Henry Jornegan. (HofmannCho, p. 70)

22 February 1719. Thomas Speight. Patent for 640 A. in Craven Co. (HathIII, p. 135)

1 March 1719. John King. 400 A. in Chowan Pct., joining his own land and William Spite. (HofmannProv, p. 287)

1 March 1719. William Spite. 400 A. in Chowan Pct., joining Samuel Parker, Mare Branch, Thomas Gaugh, Edward Doughty, and John King. (HofmannProv, p. 287)

11 July 1719. William Speight. Patent for 248 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co.; on Bennet's Creek. (NugIII, p. 215)

14 July 1719. Thomas Speight. Sold land in Perquimans Co. to John Bass. (WinslowPer, p. 95)

1 March 1719/20. Thomas Spites. 640 A. in Chowan Pct., joining his own corner tree, ye Horse Pen Pocoson, Francis Spites, ye Beaver Dam Branch, Paul Pender, Richard Sanders, John Lee, and Colo. Milner. (HofmannProv, p. 282)

1 March 1719/20. William Spight. 600 A. in Chowan Pct.on ye east side of Chowan River, joining ye River Side, ye pocoson, and Ephaphr. Benton. (HofmannProv, p. 278)

1 March 1719/20. John King. 640 A. in Chowan Pct., joining William Spikes, John Davis, and Henry Janikin. (HofmannProv, p. 285)

28 March 1720. John Perry of the Upper Parish of Nansemond in Virginia, and Elizabeth his wife to Thomas Eason of Perquimans Pct. 117 A. in Perquimans Pct., joining James Spight, Thomas Davis. Wit.: George Eason, Thomas Spight. (HofmannCho, p. 158)

28 March 1720. John Perry of the Upper Parish of Nansemond in Virginia and Elizabeth his wife to George Eason of Perquimans Pct. 117 A. in Perquimans Pct., joining Thomas Spight. Wit.: Thomas Eason, Thomas Spight. (HofmannCho, p. 158)

17 August 1720. Thomas Dyass. Patent for 100 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co.; adj. William Speight and his own land. (NugIII, p. 223)

8 October 1720. Thomas Speight, Esq. Sold land in Perquimans Co. to Robert and Elizabeth Barnes. (WinslowPer, p. 76)

30 January 1720/1. Abraham Hill of the Upper Parish of Nansemond Co. to John Bass of Chowan Pct. 200 A. near the head of Horsepool Swamp[in Perquimans Co. - jfs], joining Thomas Speight, William Woodley, and Mansfield's Swamp. (HofmannCho, p. 167)

10 July 1721. Thomas Speight. Bought land in Perquimans Co. from Robert Barnes. WinslowPer, p. 76)

1721. G. Speight. Chowan Co. Tax list. 600 A. (JNCG, Fall/Winter, 1970, v. 16, p. 2557)

25 March 1723. Thomas Speight of Perquimans Pct. and Mary his wife to Jacob Hinton of Chowan Pct. 311 A. at Hogg Neck, joining John White, Thomas Garrett, the mouth of a branch, and Warrick Swamp, and is land surveyed for Edward Williams and by him sold to Epap. Benton for which the sd. Benton obtained a patent 1 October 1713 and was, by the sd. Benton, sold to the sd. Speight 20 October 1714. Wit.: Thomas Rountree, J. Hunter, William Davis. (HofmannCho, p. 191) [land in Gates Co. - jfs]

1723. Thomas Speight. Juror in Perquimans Co. (ColRecNC, v. 25, p. 186)

2 April 1724. Thomas Spite. Appointed justice of peace for Perquimans Dist.[sic]. ColRecNC, v. 2, p. 526)

9 July 1724. Daniel Pugh. Patent for 398 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co.; beginning at the mouth of Cypress Branch, near Bennett's Creek; adjacent William Speight. (NugIII, p. 274)

November 1725. Thomas Speight. In Lower House of North Carolina Assembly. From Perquimans. (ColRecNC, v. 2, p. 575)

April 1726. Thomas Speight. In Lower House of North Carolina Assembly. From Perquimans. (ColRecNC, v. 2, p. 623)

31 October 1726. John Small. Patent for 203 A. in Upper Parish of Nansemond Co.; in the Maple Pocoson; adjacent Thomas Speight; and Daniel Pugh's line, on the Timber Pocoson. (NugIII, 321)

1726. Thomas Speight. Assistant Judge, Court of Oyer and Terminer of Perquimans Co. (ColRecNC, v. 2, p. 666)

29 March 1727. Capt. William Speight. "... the [NC/VA] line was run near the main Road that leads from Perquimans to the White Marsh in Virginia cutting the sd. road about 7 or 8 miles northward[sic] of Capt. (William) Speight..." (ColRecNC, v. 2, p. 748). [The "main Road" would appear to have been between Suffolk/White Marsh and Edenton in Chowan Co. - jfs]

William Speight. 1 April 1727. "... cut [NC/VA] line through William Speight's plantation on east side of Somerton Creek..." (ColRecNC, v. 2, p. 756). Byrd survey left part of his land in Virginia and part in North Carolina. (ColRecNC, v. 2, p. 756)

1727. Thomas Speight. Assistant Judge, Court of Oyer and Terminer of Perquimans Co. (ColRecNC, v. 2, p. 704)

1727. Thomas Speight. Nancemond Co., Upper Parish. Jointly owned land with Thomas Goffe, land joining that of John Hambleton. (HathII, p. 444)

1727. Thomas Speight. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by Moses Hare. Deed Book B:437. (BertieInd, no page#)

5 March 1727/8. William Spites and William Spites, Sr. [NC/VA] line survey found them in the area around Beach Swamp, Sumerton Creek and Sumerton Chapel, Sarum, Duke's Mill, and Beaver Dam. (ColRecNC, v. 3, pp. 805 & 806)

1728. Thomas Speight. Assistant Judge, Court of Oyer and Terminer of Perquimans Co. (ColRecNC, v. 2, p. 821)

6 October 1729. James Howard. Will. Codicil 9 October 1729. No probate. Bertie Pct. Sons: Solomon, James, Edward, Samuell, John. Daughter: Sarah. Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Other legatees: Francis Speight of Chuckatuck Parish in Nansemond Co., Va., Thomas Davis, etc. (Grimes, p. 174) (Chuckatuck Parish now Chuckatuck Borough in N. W. quadrant of Suffolk Co., Virginia - jfs]

9 November 1730. Thomas Blichdon. 540 A. in Chowan Pct. on the upper end of Meherrin Neck, joining James Griffin, Widow Keeton, Thomas Spite, Moses Hill, George Spivey, and Meherrin Swamp. (HofmannProv, p. 236)

18 May 1731. Thomas Speight. Perquimans Co. Appointed justice of the peace. ( ???)

18 May 1731. Moses Speight. Perquimans Co. Appointed justice of the peace. ( ???)

26 June 1731. Samuel Smith. Patent for 147 A. Upper Parish of Nansemond Co., adjacent William Speight, in Oxley's Branch, Thomas Gewin, Francis Harrel, and John Duke's land. (NugIII, 398)

18 October 1731. William Walton to Timothy Walton. Tract of land bought of Judah Speight; Judah, husband of Frances. Wit.: Thomas Walton, Aaron Blanchard. (HathIII, p. 131) [Note: William Walton and Aaron Blanchard in Chowan Co. in 1758 - petition to form new county - see reference below for Speights on same petition.]

March 1732. Henry Hedgepath, of Nansemond Co., Va. to Edward Hare. 60 A. adjoining Thomas Speight's land. Wit.: John Dawson, Thomas Speight, Moses Hare. (HathI, p. 106) {Edward, Jesse, and Moses Hare in Chowan Co. in 1758 - petition to form new county - see reference below for Speights on same petition]

March 1732. Thomas Speight. With Moses Hare testators of deed of Henry Hedgepeth of 60 A. to Edward Hare on north side of Miller's Swamp. (HathII, p. 610)

27 July 1732. Francis Speight. Chowan Co. Judith Speight made administrative bond . Children: Moses and Isaac. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1974, v. 20, p. 2988)

July 1732. William Speight. Received 224 A. near head of Flat Cypress Swamp from Judith Hare. (HathII, p. 608)

14 December 1733. Thomas Spites. Testator of conveyance of 60 A. on Old Woman's Branch from Edward Hare to Moses Hare. (HathII, p. 611)

14 December 1733. John Dawson to Moses Hare. 30 A. on the Old Woman's Branch. Wit.: Thomas Spites, Charles Morris, John Clark. (HathI, p. 113)

23 March 1733/4. John Dawson to Moses Hare. 380 A. on north side of Flat Cypress Swamp, opposite William Hooks, Jr.. Wit.: Thomas Spites, Charles Morris. (HathI, p. 113)

18 August 1734. Francis Pugh to Daniel Parks. 400 A. adjacent lands of William Spites and John King, patent to Edward Pugh 29 October 1726.

Wit.: Abraham Hill, Isaac Hunter. (HathIII, p. 131)

1734. Thomas Spite. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by John Lee. Deed Book D:164. (BertieInd, no page#)

12 June 1735. Francis Speight. Quit rent in arrears on 640 A. in Chowan Co. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 257)

12 June 1735. Thomas Speight. Quit rent in arrears on 1,183 A. in Perquimans Co. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 254)

12 June 1735. Thomas Speight. Quit rent in arrears on 749 A. in Chowan Co. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 257)

26 June 1735. William Speight, of Nansemond Co., Va., to my son-in-law Moses Hare. 100 A. on Horse Pen Branch. Wit.: Edward Hare, Thomas Speight, Ann Speight. (HathIII, p. 128)

1735. Moses Speight. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by Mikel King. Deed Book D:264. (BertieInd, no page#)

21 March 1736. Thomas and Mary Speight. Sold land in Perquimans Co. to Lott Stallings. (WinslowPer, p. 111)

1736. Moses Speight. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by James Castellow. Deed Book F:18. (BertieInd, no page#)

1736. William Spikes. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by Robert Lanier. Deed Book D:285. (BertieInd, no page#)

9 April 1737. Thomas Speight. Probated 27 April 1737. Perquimans Pct. Will. Wife Mary; sons: Isaac("plantation whereupon I now dwell"), Moses; daughters: Rachel - Thomas Jordan, Ruth - married Joseph Jordan, Zilpah - married (1) Aaron Blanchard & (2) Timothy Walton. Executrix: wife Mary. Wit.: Richard Pearce, Gefery Hubbard, Thomas Rowntree. (Grimes, p. 355)

6 May 1737. Thomas Speight. Perquimans Co. Inventory of estate. (JNCG, June 1962, v. 8, p. 926)

11 June 1737. James Hedgepair, of Nansemond Co., Va., to Thomas Speight. 30 A. on east side of Chinkapin Ridge, part of a grant to John Hedgepair, adjoining land of Edward Hare. Wit.: Charles King, John Drury. (HathI, p. 116; HathIII, p. 131) [This Thomas Speight not the same one whose estate was inventoried 6 May 1737 in Perquimans Co. Land in Chowan - jfs]

10 July 1737. Lemuel Bass to John Skeeter. 175 A. granted by Alex. Spotswood, Governor of Virginia, to Joseph Thompson, 1 June 1714, on west side of Orapeeke Swamp. Wit.: John Sumner, Henry Hunter, William Speight. (HathI, p. 116) [Orapeake now in N. E. Gates Co.]

3 April 1738. William Speight. Chowan Co. St. Paul's Church, Parish of Chowan, Edenton. Elected vestryman along with Edward Hare and others. (HathI, p. 603)

17 May 1738. Moses Speight, of Bertie Co. Sold land in Perquimans Co. to Jacob Docton. Wit.: Isaac Speight. (WinslowPer, p. 115)

29 May 1738. Moses Spight. Chowan Co. Summons to John Jones and Jane his wife to answer the petition of Moses Spight. (NCGSJ, August 1981, v. 7, p. 150)

23 December 1738. William Speight. Chowan Co. Letter of Wm. Speight to Mr. Craven requesting that he send the inventory "of his part of ye estate belonging to Moses Speight." (NCGSJ, August 1981, v. 7, p. 150)

1738. Mary Spikes. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by John Mann. Deed Book E:354. (BertieInd, no page#)

1738. Moses Spight. Chowan Co. Moses Spight "has been misused by his father-in-law" and requests he may choose a guardian. (NCGSJ, Aug. 1981, z. 7, p. 150) ['stepfather'? - jfs]

20 January 1738/9. Margaret Knox and Thomas Knox to John Drury. 70 A., part of a tract granted to Charles Wicks, of Nansemond Co., Va. 25 October 1695, adjoining lands of William Speight and John Duke. Wit.: Ann Speight, Charles King, Moses Hare. (HathI, p. 116)

15 February 1739. Thomas Speight. 350 A. in Craven Co. on east side of the Upper Broad Creek, joining the back pocoson and the mouth of the Deep Run where it empties into the Creek. (HofmannCol1, p. 243(5))

15 February 1739. Thomas Speight. Patent for 353 A. in Craven Co. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 1082)

12 March 1739. Thomas Speight sold to Francis Speight 100 A. bought of John[sic] Hedgepath on 26 November 1717. Also 30 A. bought of James Hedgepeth on 11 June 1737. Also one patent of 640 A. in Craven Co. granted sd. Thomas Speight on 22 February 1719. Wit.: William Speight, David Lewis, Richard Taylor. [Thomas Speight "of Nansemond Co., Va.] 26 November 1717 - jfs] (HathIII, p. 135). [Could this be the Thomas Speight of Craven Co. 1756 will?. A David Lewis was neighbor of a William Speight in Craven Co.!!]

12 March 1739. Francis Speight. Sold ___ A. in Craven Co. to Thomas Speight. On north side of Neuse River, in fork of Upper Broad Creek, land bought of Sarah Bond, widow and relict of Robert Bond, dec'd; granted to Sarah Bond 30 June 1738. Wit.: William Speight, David Lewis, Richard Taylor. (Moore, p. 9)

22 October 1739[sic]. Sarah Bond. Craven Co. Sells to Francis Speight ___ A. on north side of Neuse River in fork of Broad Creek; patented 30 June 1738[sic]. (Moore, p. 9). Sarah Bond. 13 June 1738[sic]. 187 A. in Craven Pct. on the north side of Neuse river in the fork of upper Broad Creek. (HofmannCol1, p. 128)

1739. Francis Speight. Craven Co. Patent for ??? A. (Moore, p. 27)

1739. Mary Speight. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by John Mann. Deed Book E:485. (BertieInd, no page#)

14 February 1739/40. Thomas Spights. Patent for 640 A. in Craven Co. on east side of Upper Broad Creek. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 441) [Upper Broad Creek empties into Neuse across from New Bern - jfs]

15 February 1739/40. Thomas Speight. Patent for 353 A. in Craven Co. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 1082)

12 March 1740. Francis Speight. 573 A. in Craven Co. on the North side of Great Contentnea Creek Below Gainges[Gaines?] Plantation, joining the creek Bank and (a Point) above William Smith. (HofmannCol1, p. 164)

1739/40. William Speight. Juror in Chowan Co. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 517)

1739/40. Isaac Speight. Juror in Perquimans Co. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 518)

1740. Isaac Speight. Perquimans Co. Tax list. (TNC, Dec. 1955, p. 119)

1740. Mary Speight. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by Moses Speight. P of A Book G:108. (BertieInd, no page#)

25 February 1740/1. Mary Spight (wife of Thomas Speight, estate inventoried 6 May 1737, Perquimans Co.). Probated 7 May 1743. Bertie Co. Will. Sons: Moses, Isaac. Execs.: son Isaac and Joseph Perry. Daughters: Rachel and Ruth Jordan, Zilpah Blanchard. Granddaughters: Mary and Elizabeth Spight. Cousins: Jacob Hinton(son of Jacob), Reuben and William Hinton(sons of Jacob, Bettie and Mary Hinton(daughters of Jacob Hinton). Wit.: Guy Hill, Moses Rowntree, Thomas Rowntree. Proven before Gabriel Johnston at Edenton. (Grimes, p. 355; HathI, p. 391)

12 March 1741. Francis Speight. Patent for 573 A. in Craven Co. on north side of Contentnea Creek, below Gainges Plantation, joining the Creek bank and a point above William Smith. (HoffmanCol1, p. 264) [Now in Greene Co. This is could be the land he willed to son Moses in 1749 Chowan Co. will? - jfs]

24 March 1741. Moses Speight, of Bertie Co. Sold land in Perquimans Co. to Thomas Winslow. (WinslowPer, p. 122)

31 October 1741. Lewis Skinner. Perquimans Co. Court. Signs over to Isaac Speight right and title to his patent for 207 A. in the Upper Parish of Nansemond Co., Va. near the head of Losing Swamp, joining Charles D....., and John Powell. (HofmannCho, p. 207)

1741. Bertie Co. Mary Speight. Deeded ___ A. by Thomas Mann. Deed Book F:330. (BertieInd, no page#)

No date. William Speight, of Nansemond Co., Va., to Moses Hare. 100 A. on Horse Pen Branch, part of John Hedgepair's patent dated 26 June 1735. Wit.: Edward Hare, Thomas Speight, Ann Speight. (HathI, p. 109).

1742. Mary Speight. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by John Mann. Deed Book F:332. (BertieInd, no page#)

25 March 1743. Theophilus Pugh. 200 A. in Chowan Co., joining the river and Francis Speight. (HofmannCol1, p. 162)

26 July 1743. Francis Spight. Patent for 200 A. in Chowan Co. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 636)

27 July 1743. Francis Speight. 640 A. in Chowan Co. on west side of Gum Swamp, joining the river pocoson and sd. swamp. (HofmannCol1, p. 177)

27 July 1743. Francis Speight. 200 A. in Chowan Co., joining his own line and Laurence's corner. (HofmannCol1, p. 177)

19 September 1743. Richard Peirce. Perquimans Co. Will. Wit.: Isaac Speight. (HathIII, p. 182)

15 April 1744. Mary Speight. Court session at Windsor, N.C.(Bertie Co.). "Account sales estate of Mary Speight were rendered and ordered recorded." (HathII, p. 623) [widow, deceased, of Thomas Speight of Perquimans 1737 will - jfs]

14 December 1745. Thomas Davis. Perquimans Co. Will. Wit.: William Eason, Thomas Eason, Isaac Speight. Probated April 1746. (Grimes, p. 94)

3 August 1745. Moses Speight. Bertie Co. Court held at Cashy Bridge. Dec'd husband of Mary and father of Thomas. Sd. Moses already dead. Wife Mary administered on his estate. HathII, p. 626)

3 August 1745. Thomas Speight. Bertie Co. Court held at Cashy Bridge. Son of Moses, dec'd, petitioned court to make Mary, his mother, his guardian. (HathII, p. 626)

27 June 1746. David Lewis. 50 A. in Craven Co., joining John Marshall, the creek, and Thomas Spikes' Plantation on Upper Broad Creek on the East side thereof and the North side of Neuse river. (HofmannCol1, p. 204)

22 November 1746. Francis Speight. Patent for 300 A. in Craven Co., joining the east side of Beaverdam Swamp at the mouth of Bull Branch near Smith's line. (HofmannCol1, p. 217) [Was this in Dobbs Co.? See patent to Fracis Speight 12 March 1741 - jfs]

13 September 1747. William Powell. November 12, 1747. Will. Isle of Wight Co., Va. Leg.- to William Speight, son of John Speigt, with reversion of the request to his brother John; to my brother Nathaniel's son Nathaniel; to James Davis; to Elizabeth Speight, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Speight; to Ann, the daughter of James Davis. Execs. John and William Speight. (Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, Book II, 1938, p. 131)

9 February 1747/8. Joseph Jordan. Bertie Co. Court held at Cashy Bridge. Administered on the estate of Mary Speight, dec'd. (HathII, p. 631)

12 March 1749. William Speight witnessed deed with David Lewis; on north side of Neuse River and east side of Broad Creek in Craven Co. (Moore, p. 16)

16 October 1749. Francis Speight. January Court 1750. Chowan Co. Will. Sons: Moses ("plantation at Contenteny and four negroes"), John and Joseph ("land on Wolfpit Valley"). Brother: William Speight. Wife Kathern. Son Joseph executor. Wit.: John Sanders, Frances Mack Sanders, Daniel March. Clerk of the Court: Will. Means. (Grimes, p. 353; HathI, p. 391)

18 December 1749. William Speight. Craven Co. Witnessed deed with David Lewis. Land on North side of Neuse River, in fork of Upper Broad Creek. (Moore, p. 16)

26 April 1750. Thomas Spight witnessed deed with David Lewis in Craven Co. (Moore, 16)

10 July 1750. William Speight. Appointed justice of peace for Johnston Co. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 1046)

25 December 1750. William Taylor. Edgecombe Co. Inquest into death of sd. Taylor. William Spike on jury. (NCGSJ, Jan. 19?5, v. 1, p. 28)

2 April 1751. William Speight. Patent for 300 A. in Craven Co. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 1244)

30 September 1751. William Speight, of Craven Co. Was sargeant-at-arms, House of Burgesses of State Assembly. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 1278)

30 September 1751. William Speight. Patent for 300 A. in Craven Co. (ColRecNC, v. 4, p. 1249)

1 October 1751. William Spight. 300 A. in Craven Co., joining the west side of Upper Broad on Morgan Swamp. (HofmannCol1, p. 254)

1751. Isaac Speight. Co.??? Administrative bond. Mary Speight his widow and administratix. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1974, v. 20, p. 2988)

1751. William Speight. Johnston Co. Bought land from John Gainey. (TNC, Sept. 1955, p. 86)

3 March 1752. Joseph Speight. Chowan Co. Marriage bond. Anne King. (HathI, p. 238)

20 March 1752. Thomas Woodley. Pasquotank Co. Will. Probated January 1753. Mary Speight as his daughter. (Grimes, p. 422)

1752. Moses Speight. Johnston Co. Bought land from Dennis McClendon. (TNC, Sept. 1955, p. 86)

January 1753. William Speight. Chowan Co. Admin. bond by Mary Speight his widow and administratix. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1974, v. 20, p. 2988)

13 October 1753. John Spight. Received grant of ___ A. in Edgecombe Co. (EdgeKin, p. 47)

17 October 1753. John Spight. Received grant of ___ A. in Edgecombe Co. (EdgeKin, p. 78)

30 October 1753. John Spight. 242 A. in Edgecombe Co. on both sides of Compass Creek. Sign.: John Speight. Chaincarriers: Benjamin Sellars, John Spight. (HofmannGra1, p. 121 [Note: Compass Creek empties into the Tar River from the northwest. This property would be somewhat east of a line between Rocky Mount and Battleboro].

29 December 1753. John Payne. Craven Co. Will. Payne's wife was Ann. Wit.: John Speight. (Grimes, p. 276)

15 June 1754. Thomas Yeddim. Craven Co. Inquest into the death of sd. Yeddim. Jury included John Speight. (NCGSJ, Jan. 1975, v. 1, p. 24)

28 October 1754. William Dortch. 144 A. in Edgecombe Co. in the Parish of Edgecombe on the north side of Compass Creek, joining John Speight. Chaincarriers: John Speight, William Speight. (HofmannGra1, p. 70)

25 November 1754. Moses Speights. In militia in Perquimans Co. (ColRecNC, v. 22, p. 355)

25 November 1754. William Speight. In militia in Perquimans Co. (ColRecNC, v. 22, p. 360)

25 November 1754. John Speights. In militia in Perquimans Co. (ColRecNC, v. 22, p. 360) [Moses Hare, Sr. & Moses Hare, Jr. in Perquimans Militia on same date - jfs]

25 November 1754. Henry Speight. In militia in Chowan Co. (ColRecNC, v. 22, p. 327)

1754. Joseph Speight. In militia in Chowan Co. (ColRecNC, v. 22, p. 327)

1754. Thomas Spites. Johnston Co. Bought land from Robert Fellows. (TNC, June 1956, v. 2, p. 176)

1754/5. William Speight. Captain, militia in Johnston Co. (ColRecNC, v. 22, p. 309)

1754/5. William Speight, Jr. Ensign, militia in Johnston Co. (ColRecNC, v. 22, p. 310)

1755. William Speight. Johnston Co. Grant from Lord Granville. (TNC, June 1956, v. 2, p. 176)

1755. William Speight. Johnston Co. Sold land to John Rench. (TNC, June 1956, v. 2, p. 176)

1755. William Speight. Johnston Co. Sold land to William Utley. (TNC, June 1956, v. 2, p. 177)

27 August 1756. Edward Hare. October court 1757. Chowan Co. Will. Wife Mary; Sons: Edward(lands in Chowan), John(lands in Bertie), Thomas, Bryan, etc. Wit.: William Skinner, Joseph Rooks, Joseph Speight. (Grimes, p. 151)

3 October 1756. Thomas Speight. November 1756 court. Craven Co. A noncupative will. Proven before John Clitherall by John Speight, Phrusan Speight and Ann Payn. Wife: Elizabeth ("one negro"). Sister: Prudence Speight. Other legatees: John and Simon Spight. Clerk of the Court: William Powell. (Grimes, p. 355; HathI, p. 391) [note: Phrusan Speight appears to have married Frederick Becton in Craven Co., NC - DAR Patriot List, Index of Spouses - not sure of exact title or date of publication - jfs - 4/5/90]

5 December 1757. William Speight. 120 A. in Craven Co. on the west side of Upper Broad Creek back of his own land, joining the swamp near the run side, Barrington's corner, and John Edmundson. (HofmannCol1, p. 72)

5 December 1757. David Lewis. 108 A. in Craven Co. on the east side of Upper Broad Creek, joining James Whiting, Marshall's line, the swamp side near his own corner, the upper side of Fork swamp, and Purify's corner. (HofmannCol1, p. 72)

30 January 1758. Leah Speight. Chowan Co. Marriage bond. Everard Garrett. (HathI, p. 240)

13 October 1758. John Spight. Received grant of 242 A. in Edgecombe Co. (EdgeKin, p. 47)

21 November 1758. Frederick Jones. Craven Co. Will. Wit.: Elizabeth Spaight. (HathI, p. 325)

1758. Isaac Speight. Chowan Co. Had children: Mary, Isaac, and Elizabeth; Isaac's father was Thomas Speight. Thomas had: Isaac, Ruth m. Joseph Jordan of Hertford Co., Zilpha married (1) Aaron Blanchard & (2) Timothy Walton, Priscilla married Thomas Jordan of Va. (HathII, p. 471)

1758. Isaac Speight. Perquimans Co.? Will. Source ???

1758. Moses Speight. Johnston Co. Sold land to Jacob Mincey[Minshew - jfs]. (Creech, p. 102)

1758. John Speight. Chowan Co. Petitioner to form new county from western 2/3's of what became Gates Co. in 1779. (JNCG, Fall 1968, v. 14, p. 2164)

1758. Joseph Speight. Chowan Co. Petitioner to form new county from western 2/3's of what became Gates Co. in 1779. (JNCG, Fall 1968, v. 14, p. 2164)

1758. William Speight. Chowan Co. Petitioner to form new county from western 2/3's of what became Gates Co. in 1779. (JNCG, Fall 1968, v. 14, p. 2164)

1758. William Speight. Chowan Co. Petitioner to form new county from western 2/3's of what became Gates Co. in 1779. (JNCG, Fall 1968, v. 14, p. 2164)

1758-61. William Speight, Sr. Johnston Co. Sold land to William Speight, Jr. (JNCG, Winter 1967, v. 13, p. 1994)

21 April 1759. William Speight. Dobbs Co. Justice of the peace. (Creech, p. 108)

1759. Craven Co. John Speight. Administrative bond. William Speight and David Lewis, administrators. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1974, v. 20, p. 2988)

1759. John Speight. Craven Co. Sale of part of estate. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1974, v. 20, p. 2977)

1759. Craven Co. Adminstrators' bonds posted by William Speight and David Lewis on estate of John Speight. (JNCG, vol. 10, Fall/Winter 1974, p. 2983)

15 January 1760. Samuel Granberry. No probate. Craven Co. Will. Sons: John, William; Wife and Executrix: Frances. Executor: William Speight. Wit.: David Lewis, William West, Joell King. (Grimes, p. 139)

10 May 1760. Richard Speight. 570 A. in Craven Co. on the west side of the Neuse River on both sides of Goose Creek, joining Ballahack Swamp, the Road, the ______ Branch, Cason Brinson, Junior, and Cason Brinson, Senior. (HofmannCol1, p. 388).

27 May 1760. Richard Speight. 200 A. in Craven Co. at the head of Brice's Creek at the Great Pocoson, joining James Davis. (HofmannCol1, p. 388) [Brice's Creek is S. E. of New Bern & empties into Neuse - jfs].

25 July 1760. Joseph Jordan. Bertie Co. Executor of estate of _______ Speight. (Source ????)

30 September 1760. Joseph Lane. 560 A. in Johnston Co. in the Parish of St. Patrick, joining William Spight, on the north side of Swift creek, Joel Lashley, a branch and Lane's line. (HofmannGra2, p. 204)

[Swift Creek runs off Neuse River near Smithfield NW through Johnston Co. and toward Garner in Wake Co. - jfs]

18 November 1760. William Speight. Requested his brother John's patent of 300 A. be transferred to him, since John had recently been killed by a falling tree and the grant had not been formally given to John prior to his death. William's request was granted. (ColRecNC, v. 6, p. 341)

29 November 1760. William Speight. 135 A. in Craven Co. on the north side of Neuse River, joining his Plantation at the mouth of Upper Broad Creek, the side of Northwest Branch, Spring Creek pocoson, and Speight's old line. (HofmannCol1, p. 396)

1760. William Speight. Dobbs Co. Justice of the peace. (Creech, p. 124)

2 March 1761. Thomas Axum. 255 A. in Edgecombe Co. in St. Mary Parish on Compass Creek, joining Spight's line. Chaincarriers: Benjamin Sellars, John Speight. (HofmannGra1, p. 53)

11 March 1761. Francis Speight. Dobbs Co. Ensign in militia. (TalHol, p. 360)

11 March 1761. William Speight, Jr. Dobbs Co. Lieutenant in militia. (TalHol, p. 360)

11 March 1761. William Speight, Sr. Dobbs Co. Lieutenant in militia. (TalHol, p. 360)

21 July 1761. William Speight. 360 A. in Johnston Co. on both sides of Walnut Creek - including Jesse Lane's improvement. Sign.: William Speight. (HofmannGra2, p. 212) [Walnut Creek runs into Neuse River from SE and E of Raleigh - jfs]

2 November 1761. William Speight. 582 A. in Edgecombe Co., joining Thomas Exum, Jacob Whitehead, John Woodard, John Speight, and John Speight, Sr. Chaincarriers: James Speight, James Thomas. (HofmannGra1, p. 121)

3 November 1761. Henry Horn. 652 A. in Edgecombe Co., joining Thomas Exum and John Speight. Chaincarriers: James Spight, James Thomas. (HofmannGra1, p. 85)

3 November 1761. William Spite. Received grant of ___ A. in Edgecombe Co. (EdgeKin, p. 78)

25 November 1761. Mary Gregorie. Chowan Co. Will. Wit.: Mary Speight. (HathI, p. 545)

25 January 1762. Moses Speight. Chowan Co. Petitioned for administration on estate of Moses Hambleton. (NCGSJ, May 1981, v. 7, p. 84)

26 January 1762. Moses Speight. Chowan Co. Gave bond as administrator of estate of Moses Hambleton. (NCGSJ, May 1981, v. 7, p. 84)

January 1762. Isaac Speight. Chowan Co. Probate. Order to divide the estate of Isaac Speight. (NCGSJ, August 1981, v. 7, p. 150)

2 February 1762. Francis Langston. 369 A. in Dobbs Co. on the north side of Great Contentnia Creek, including part of Langston's Plantation, joining Langston's line and William Speight, Jr. Chainbearers: William Speight, Jr., Francis Speight. (HofmannGra1, p. 49)

2 February 1762. William Speight. 700 A. in Dobbs Co. on the south side of Little Contentnia and on both sides of Thompson's Branch, including John Thompson's improvement, joining a Small Branch above the Plantation. Sign.: William Speight, Jr. Chainbearers: Francis Speight, Thomas Speight. (HoffmanGra1, p. 51)

2 February 1762. William Speight. 72 A. in Dobbs Co. on north side of Great Contentnea Creek, joining Speight's Father's line and Leonard Langston. Sign.: William Speight, Jr. (HofmannGra1, p. 50)

1 May 1762. Arthur Whitehead. 630 A. in Edgecombe Co., joining Whitehead's corner, Mill Swamp, and the mouth and side of Farewell Branch. Chaincarriers: William Spight, Thomas Spight. (HofmannGra1, p. 127)

5 July 1762. William Spight. Craven Co. Witnessed deed at same site as 18 December 1749 above. (Moore, p. 21)

27 July 1762. Isaac Speight. Chowan Co. Division of his estate. To: Isaac Speight, Mills Riddick, and William Boyd. (NCGSJ, August 1981, v. 7, p. 150)

10 August 1762. Charles Norris. 638 A. in Edgecombe Co., joining Francis Jenkins, George Harrod, Exum's line, William Spight, and William Whitehead. Chaincarriers: George Harrell, William Speight. (HofmannGra1, p. 105)

21 February 1763. Moses Speight. Received 174 A. from Abraham Hill. Land patented by sd. Hill in 1759. (HathII, p. 476)

23 March 1763. James Spikes. Edgecombe Co. Marriage bond. Jinny Whittenton. (Ruth Smith Williams, Marriages in Early Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, 1733-1868, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Press, 1958, p. ???)

7 November 1763. William Speight. Received 150 A. in Cypress Swamp, in Chowan Co., from Theophilus Hill of Dobbs Co. Land purchased (no date) by Abraham Hill from Daniel Pugh. (HathII, pp. 473 & 475)

23 December 1763. William Speight. 90 A. in Craven Co. on Upper Broad Creek, joining the Creek swamp, the land where he now lives, Samuel Roberts, his old corner, Edmondson's line, Isaac Barrington, Sr., and his Island Survey [sic]. (HofmannCol1, p. 493)

21 April 1764. William Spaight. 150 A. in Craven Co. near Wiggins' Landing, joining Wiggins line, the Glade, a Branch, Brinson's line, and both sides of the Road. (HofmannCol1, p. 507)

21 April 1764. Cason Brinson, Junior. 85 A. in Craven Co. on the north side of Neuse River, on Goose Creek, including the swamp between his own line and his father's line, joining Cason Brinson, senior, Speight's corner, both sides of the Creek, and both sides of the Swamp. (HofmannCol1, p. 507)

18 June 1764. Moses Spaight. Mentioned as cousin of Gabriel Lassiter (brothers Robert, George, William, Moses, Aaron, Jonathan) in will of sd. Lassiter in Chowan Co. (HathII, p. 7)

24 July 1764. Isaac Speight. Chowan Co. Marriage bond. Ann Montford. (HathI, p. 241)

27 August 1764. William Speight, of Edgecombe Co. to Thomas Speight of same. For 5 pds. money a tract of 80 A. on Compass Creek, adjoining John Woodard and sd. William Speight, it being part of a tract taken up and deed granted to William Speight 3 November 1761. Wit.: John Speight, Sarah Speight, and Gary Harrell. (Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of Early Edgecombe Co., 1759-1772, p. 170)

9 November 1764. Simon Speight. 140 A. in Craven Co., joining his own land on Beaver Creek and Melcher Rhem. (HofmannCol1, p. 522) [on north side of Trent River and north side of Beaver Creek - jfs]

9 November 1764. William Speight, of Craven Co. Petitioned Council for resurvey of his land, as received by his father Thomas Speight, a patent of 353 A. in Craven Co., on the east side of Upper Broad Creek, dated 15 February 1739/40. (ColRecNC, v. 6, p. 1082)

23 December 1764. William Speight. Craven Co. Patent for 90 A. on Upper Broad Creek, joining the land 'where he now lives'... (Source: ???)

1764. William Speight. Dobbs Co. Justice of the peace. (Creech, p. 124)

2 October 1765. Samuel Sumner. Chowan Co. Will. Wit.: James Speight. (HathII, pp. 27-28)

30 October 1765. William Speight. 100 A. in Craven on the west side of Upper Broad Creek above Speight's old Plantation, joining the Creek at Speight's Timber Landing nearly opposite James Whiting's house. (HofmannCol2, p. 43)

26 September 1766. Simon Spight. 100 A. in Craven Co. on the north side of Beaver Creek, joining (a Point) near the great pond, Adam Moore, Patrick Standley, & the Horse Pen Branch. (HofmannCol2, p. 71)

1 January 1767. Isaac Speight and wife Ann Speight. Sold land to Mills Riddick. Land part of grant to Thomas(1718), grandfather of sd. Isaac and left by Thomas to son Isaac and by sd. Isaac, deceased, to sd. Isaac in his will. (WinslowPer, p. 212)

---- Thus: Thomas(will 1737) ---> Isaac(will 1758) ---> Isaac married Ann ______.

11 March 1767. Isaac Speight. Sold land in Perquimans Co. to John Gordon, Sr. (WinslowPer, p. 208)

4 May 1767. Frederick Beckton. 136 A. in Craven Co. on the north side of the Trent River and the south side of Beaver Creek, joining Frederick Harget and Simon Spight. (HofmannCol2, p. 117)

26 October 1767. Simon Spikes. 100 A. in Craven Co. on the north side of Beaver Creek, joining Adam Moore, Melchor Rhem, and the sd. creek. (HofmannCol2, p. 460)

26 October 1767. Bazel Smith. 100 A. in Craven Co. joining Slocumb's Creek, William Herritage, and Richard Spight. (HofmannCol2, p. 450)

22 December 1768. John Edmundson. 300 A. in Craven Co. on the north side of Neuse River and the west side of Upper Broad Creek, joining the Spring Creek Swamp, Thomas Speight, Goose Pond, and a Cypress pond. (HofmannCol2, p. 542)

22 December 1768. John Harrington. 200 A. in Craven Co. on north side of Neuse River and east side of Goose Creek and joining (a point) near Scot's line, the Savannah, the main road, James Brinson, and Richard Speight. (HofmannCol2, p. 543)

1768. William Speight. Dobbs Co. Justice of the peace. (Creech, p. 124)

1768. Thomas Speight. Bertie Co. Tax list. (NCGSJ, Nov. 1979, v. 4, p. 231)

1768. Henry Speight. Bertie Co. Tax list. (NCGSJ, Nov. 1979, v. 4, p. 231)

16 December 1769. Simon Spight. 134 A. in Craven Co. on the north side of Trent River on the west side of John Johns' Branch, joining Patrick Standley and Reynolds line. (HofmannCol2, p. 155)

16 December 1769. Simon Spight. 13 A. in Craven Co. on north side of Trent River(near patent for 100 A. on 26 September 1766). (Source: ???)

1769. Simon Speight. Craven Co. Taxables list. (JNCG, Winter 1965, v. 11, p. 1556)

1769. William Speight. Craven Co. Taxables list. (JNCG, Winter 1965, v. 11, p. 1557)

1769. Jesse Wegnes(later changed to Speight). Dobbs Co. Taxables list(with William Speight, Jr.) (Creech, p. 121)

1769. John Spight. Dobbs Co. Taxables list. (Creech, p. 121)

1769. Joseph Speight. Dobbs Co. Taxables list(with William Speight, Senior). (Creech, p. 121)

1769. Moses Speight. Dobbs Co. Taxables list. (Creech, p. 121)

1769. William Speight ("and two sons", ages 16-21). Dobbs Co. Taxables list. (Creech, p. 121)

1769. William Speight, Jr. (& Jesse Wegnes, age 16-21). Dobbs Co. Taxables list. (Creech, p. 121)

1769. William Speight, Sr. (& Joseph Speight, age 16-21). Dobbs Co. Taxables list. (Creech, p. 121)

22 December 1768. John Harrington. 200 A. in Craven Co. on north side of Neuse River and east side of Goose Creek and joining (a point) near Scot's line, the Savannah, the main road, James Brinson, and Richard Speight. (HofmannCol2, p. 543)

22 December 1768. John Edmundson. Patent for 300 A. in Craven Co. on the north side of Neuse River and the west side of Upper Broad Creek, joining the Spring Creek Swamp, Thomas Speight, Goose Pond, and a Cypress pond. (HofmannCol2, p. 542)

16 December 1769. Simon Spight. 134 A. in Craven Co. on the north side of Trent River on the west side of John Johns' Branch, joining Patrick Standley and Reynolds line. (HofmannCol2, p. 155)

16 December 1769. Simon Spight. Patent for 13 A. in Craven Co. on north side of Trent River (near patent for 100 A. on 26 September 1766). (Source: ???)

1769. Simon Speight. Craven Co. Tax list. (Source: ???)

1769. William Speight. Craven Co. Tax list. (Source: ???)

19 February 1771. William Spikes. Paid 15 shillings for expenses. In the Craven Regiment, New Bern, NC, Col. Joseph Leech, Commanding. (StateRecNC, v. 22, p. 427)

1771. Eliza Speight. Wake Co. Marriage bond. James Turner. (TNC, Dec. 1959, v. 5, p. 629)

16 May 1772. Edward Hare. Probated 22 April 1777. Hertford Co. Will. Legatees: included Francis Speight and Henry Speight mentioned as heirs of Joseph Speight. Executor: Brother Thomas Hare. (Grimes, p. 151; HathI, p. 231)

28 May 1772. John Speight. Lieutenant, Regiment of Militia for Hertford Co., at General Muster. Edward Hare was Captain same regiment. Col. Benjamin Wynn, Commanding. (ColRecNC, v. 9, 296)

8 August 1772. William Speight. Chowan Co. Marriage bond. Ann Phelps. (HathI, p. 242)

1772. Mary Spikes. Wake Co. Marriage bond. Mark Myatt. (TNC, Sept. 1958, v. 4, p. 464)

February 1773. John Bowden. Hertford Co. Will. Security: Joseph Speight. Elisha Parker administrator. (TNC, June 1758, p. 436)

1 April 1773. Robert Powell. Chowan Co. Will. Mentions Felicia, wife of Moses Speight, as daughter of sd. Powell. (HathII, p. 18)

17 February 1774. John Spight. Edgecombe Co. Deeded 242 A. to William Spight; patented 13 October 1753. Wit.: Joseph Exum, John Exum, and Thomas Spight. (EdgeKin, p. 47)

June 1774. William Speight. Wake Co. Will recorded. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1970, v. 16, p. 2694)

June 1774. William Speight. Wake Co. Inventory of estate. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1970, v. 16, p. 2694)

1 August 1774. Jones Co. Christopher Reynolds of Dobbs Co., NC to Simon Spight of Craven Co., NC for 50 pds. land in Jones Co. on North side of Beaver Creek... Wits.: Sharp Reynolds, William Turner. (GwynnJ1, p. 102)

September 1774. William Speight. Wake Co. Account of sale of estate. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1970, v. 16, p. 2694)

1774. William Speight. Wake Co. Will. Wife Abigail; William, Winifred, Patience, Sarah Hunter, Lydia Lane, Charity Green, Betty Turner, Mary Mintz. (Olds, p. 309)

1774. Thomas Speight. Edgecombe Co. "In a state of defiance of all law"[sic]. (North Carolina Historical Review, 53(1976), p. 393n)

1 January 1775. Josiah Speight. Chowan Co. Marriage bond. Mrs. Elenora Bond, widow. (HathI, p. 244) [Josiah Speight's will written 1783 - jfs]

17 March 1775. Mary Spaight. Jones Co. Mentioned in will of Christopher Reynolds. (Source: ???)

June 1775. William Speight. Craven Co. With William Speight, Jr., David Lewis, and others living in the "Upper Broad Creek area", petitioned the inferior court to clear the Creek. (Moore, p. 46)

4 January 1775. Thomas Spight. Edgecombe Co. Deeded ___ A. to Solomon Edwards. (EdgeKin, p. 78)

27 January 1775. William Speight. Edgecombe Co. Sold "all my land" (300 A.) to Jacob Underwood. (EdgeKin, p. 78)

17 September 1777. Joseph Spikes. Private, 'deserted', 1st Regiment, Thompson's Company, N. C. Line, Army of the U. S. (StateRecNC, v. 16, p. 1152)

November 1777. Joseph Spikes. Private, 'at muster', 1st Regiment, Thompson's Company, N. C. Line, Army of the U. S. (StateRecNC, v. 16, p. 1152)

8 September 1778. Joseph Spights. Artificer. Muster roll of Capt. James Reed's Company, 1st N. C. Battalion, Col. Thomas Leach, Commanding. (StateRecNC, v. 15, p. 731)

28 July 1778. Simon Spight. Craven Co. Petition of inhabitants of upper part of Craven Co. regarding formation of a new county [Jones County - jfs]. Petitioners include Simon Spight and Simon Reynolds but not William Speight. (JNCG, Summer 1966, v. 12, p. 1680)

1778. Simon Speight. "upper Co." of Craven Co. With others, including Simon Reynolds, petitioned to form a new county. [Notes: William Speight not on this petition. Jones Co. formed from Craven Co. in 1778.]

March 1779. Joseph Speight. Dobbs Co. Voters list. (source??)

March 1779. Samuel Speight. Dobbs Co. Voters list. (source??)

March 1779. Seth Speight. Dobbs Co. Voters list. (source??)

March 1779. William Speight, Esq. Dobbs Co. Voters list. (source??)

20 October 1779. Jones Co. Simon Spight. 200 A on north side of Trent joining my own... (GwynnJ1, p. 4)

20 November 1779. Jones Co. Simon Spight and Simon Edwards. 50 A. on the Sand Ridge...head of Gum Swamp. (GwynnJ1, p. 4)

20 November 1779. Jones Co. Simon Spight and Simon Edwards. 50 A. on the first Chincapin Ridge...head of Gum Swamp. (GwynnJ1, p. 4)

1779. Gates Co. created from Chowan, Hertford and Perquimans Cos. Western border was the Chowan River.

1779. Jones Co. Simon Spight. Taxable property - 356 A., 320 A., 150 A., 50 A., 316 A., 11 negroes, 8 horses, 60 cattle. (GwynnJ1, p. 85)

1780. Francis Speight. Dobbs Co. Taxables list for Walstonburg and Speight's Bridge area. (Creech, pp. 127-8)

1780. John Speight. Dobbs Co. Taxables list for Walstonburg and Speight's Bridge area. (Creech, pp. 127-8)

1780. Samuel Speight. Dobbs Co. Taxables list for Walstonburg and Speight's Bridge area. (Creech, pp. 127-8)

1780. Seth Speight. Dobbs Co. Taxables list for Walstonburg and Speight's Bridge area. (Creech, pp. 127-8)

1780. William Speight(tow head). Dobbs Co. Taxables list for Walstonburg and Speight's Bridge area. (Creech, pp. 127-8)

William Speight, Jr.(son of Capt. William Speight). 1780. Dobbs Co. Taxables list for Walstonburg and Speight's Bridge area. (Creech, pp. 127-8)

1780. William Speight, Sr.(Capt.). Dobbs Co. Taxables list for Walstonburg and Speight's Bridge area. (Creech, pp. 127-8)

September 1781. Abigail Speight. Wake Co. Will recorded. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1970, v. 16, p. 2696)

1781?. Abigail Speight. Wake Co. Will. Mentions: William Speight, Mary Myatt, Lydia Lane, Charity Green, Patience Green, Mary Mintz, Sarah Hunter. (Olds, p. 9)

September 1781. Abigail Speight. Wake Co. Inventory of estate. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1970, v. 16, p. 2696)

September 1781. William Speight. Wake Co. Inventory of estate. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1970, v. 16, p. 2696)

1781. William Speight. Gates Co. Inventory of estate. (JNCG, Fall 1969, v. 15, p. 2413)

23 January 1782. Henry King. Gates Co. Wit.: Francis Speight. (Hath II, p. 58)

13 July 1782. Craven Co. Thomas Spight to Mary Brinson. Marriage bond. Bondsman: Joseph Brinson. (QRENCGS, XV(4), December 1988, p. 159)

1782. William Spight. Nash Co. Tax list. (JNCG, Fall 1964, v. 10, p. 1322)

1782. Abigail Speight. Wake Co. Account of sale of estate. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1970, v. 16, p. 2696)

15 February 1783. William Speight and wife Sarah Speight of Nash Co., to Lewis Trevathan of Edgecombe, for 39 pds. Virginia money 263 A. on the north side of Compass Creek, adjoining the tracts of John Exum, Lewis Hines, Ruben Taylor, and William Speight, it being a tract of land granted to sd. Speight by deed in 1761. (Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of Early Deeds of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1818, p. 32). [Are these the Speights that kept the 's' on the name and moved south and west to Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas? - jfs]

1 August 1783. Elizabeth Dwyer. Bertie Co. Will. Ann Speight mentioned as daughter of sd. Dwyer. (HathII, p. 332)

25 November 1783. Josiah Speight. Chowan Co. Will. Cousin Josiah Freeman(son of William), brother-in-law Everard Garrett, David Welch, son-in-law James Roberts, brother William's orphans, cousin Charity Ellis, Ellender Spooner, brother Jeremiah, Nicholas Stallings. (HathII, p. 25)

1783. Henry Speight. Gates Co. Deeded land by Francis Saunders. (TNC, Dec. 1959, v. 5, p. 624)

1783. Henry Speight. Gates Co. Deeded land by Sarah and Benjamin Saunders. (TNC, Dec. 1959, v. 5, p. 624)

1783. Jeremiah Speight. Gates Co. Deeded land by Samuel Smith. (TNC, Dec. 1959, v. 5, p. 624)

1783. Josiah Speight. Gates Co. Received land grant. (TNC, Dec. 1959, v. 5, p. 624)

7 February 1784. Jones Co. Vincent Chance and Sarah, his wife, and Mason Brown and wife, Rachel, of Dobbs Co., NC, to Simon Spight of Jones Co., NC, ...for 50 pds. 100 A. on North side of Beaver Creek. (GwynnJ1, p. 110)

1784. Joseph Speight. Halifax. Accounts of the N. C. Line settled at Halifax. (StateRecNC, v. 17, p. 246)

1784. Thomas Spikes. Johnston Co. Tax list for Capt. John Bryan's Company. (JNCG, Fall 1968, v. 15, p. 2384)

14 March 1785. Thomas Fullington. Gates Co. Will. Mentions Rachel Speight as daughter of sd. Fullington. (HathII, p. 47)

25 December 1785. Thomas Hare. Bertie Co. Will. Mentions Penelope Spikes as wife of Francis Spikes and daughter of Thomas and Penelope Hare of sd. Thomas Hare. (HathII, p. 341)

1785. Joseph Speight. Halifax. Accounts of the N. C. Line settled at Halifax. (StateRecNC, v. 17, p. 246)

26 September 1786. Jones Co. Sharp Reynolds. 100 A. joining Simon Edwards, Walter McQuillen and Simon Spight on Beaver Creek. (GwynnJ1, p. 15)

1786. Joseph Speight. Warrenton. Accounts of the N. C. Line settled at Warrenton. (StateRecNC, v. 17, p. 246)

P1786. Thomas Jordan Speight. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by Lucretia Crickett. Deed Book N:214. (BertieInd, no page#)

1786. Thomas Speight. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by Benjamin Bryan. B of S Book N:313. (BertieInd, no page#)

1787. Thomas Speight. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by Thomas Boyd. B of S Book O:184. (BertieInd, no page#)

1787. Elizabeth Speight. Bertie Co. Deeded ___ A. by William P. Hardy. Deed Book R:118. (BertieInd, no page#)

26 April 1788. William Gatling. Gates Co. Will. Tests.: Joseph Speight, Henry Speight and Anna Speight. (HathII, p. 50)

September 1788. Craven Co. Thomas Spight. Inferior Court records. Confined to gaol for supposed [sic] murder of John Brothers. (QRENCGS, VII(2), Spring 1980, p. 90)

20 January 1789. Jones Co. Simon Spight to Richard Reynolds for 100 pds. 100 A. being part of grant to Simon Spight 26 October 1767, on North side of Beaver Creek and Melchior Rhem;s line, Moore's line. (GwynnJ1, p. 154)

29 March 1789. Penelope Hare. Bertie Co. Will. Penelope Speight mentioned as daughter of sd. Hare. (HathII, p. 341)

17 May 1789. Thomas Speight. Bertie Co.?? Will. Probated 1 February 1796. (HathII, p. ???)

1 June 1789. Jones Co. Abraham Bailey to Simon Spight for 80 pds. Two tracts of land on North side of Beaver Creek and Gilberts Spring. (GwynnJ1, p. 149)

1790. Thomas Spikes. Craven Co. Census.

24 January 1791. Craven Co. John Spight to Eunice Brinson. Marriage bond. (QRENCGS, XV(4), December 1988, p. 159)

9 August 1791. Jones Co. Simon Spight. 150 A. on north side of Beaver Creek, joining his own and Sharp Reynolds' back of the great pond on the pocoson. (GwynnJ1, p. 36)

1 April 1792. Joseph Speight. Gates Co. Will. Mentions: wife Anne, sons Francis and Henry, daughter Susanne Dun, grandson Joseph Freeman and his son John, grandson David Freeman, granddaughter Anne Freeman, grandson Joseph Speight Darden. (HathII, p. 74)

24 April 1792. Rachel Speight. Bertie Co. Marriage bond. Joseph Garrett. (HathII, p. 366)

2 December 1792. Moses Speight. Gates Co. Will. Sons Moses and Aaron. "no other living children". (HathII, p. 74)

1792. Joseph Speight. Gates Co. Will. Wife Anna; Francis and Henry Speight. (Olds, p. 123)

11 May 1793. Sarah Speight. Bertie Co. Marriage bond. Amos Lassiter. (HathII, p. 368)

18 October 1793. Jones Co. Simon Spight. 200 A. on north side of Beaverdam Creek joining his own and Richard Reynolds' line on the Cow path. (GwynnJ1, p. 42)

4 March 1794. Jones Co. Town Commissioners of Trenton, NC, deed to Simon Spight lot #41 in Trenton at Jones and Webber streets. (GwynnJ1, p. 175)

10 December 1794. Jones Co. John Spight. 300 A. on east side of Beaver Creek, joining Simon Spight, Sharp Reynolds and including the Great Pond. (GwynnJ1, p. 45)

18 March 1796. Jones Co. John Fern to John Spights[sic] for 100 pds. 100 A. on north side of Trent River, north side of Beaver Creek,... Wits.: Sharpe Spight, Lewis Humphrey. (GwynnJ1, p. 204)

10 August 1796. Mary Spight. Jones Co. Mentioned in will of William Harrison as daughter of William and Elizabeth Harrison. (Source: ???)

10 August 1796. John Spight. Jones Co. Witnessed will of William Harrison. (Source: ???)

10 August 1796. Simon Spight. Jones Co. Witnessed will of William Harrison. (Source: ???)

21 December 1796. Mary Speight. Perquimans Co. Marriage bond. Henry Scott. (HathIII, p. 422)

1796. Thomas Speight. Bertie Co. Will. Wife Elizabeth; Sons: William Hardy Speight and James Speight; Daughters: Winifred, Sarah, Lydia, and Frances. (HathII, p. 357) William H. Speight in 1820 census for Bertie Co. [may have moved to Tennessee later - jfs].

18 February 1797. Jones Co. John Fern and Elizabeth Fern to Simon Spight for 25 pds. 40 A. on North side of Beaver Creek at Cahoon Old Spring... (GwunnJ1, p. 212)

12 September 1797. Craven Co. John Powers to Nancy Daw. Marriage bond. Bondsman: Thomas (X) Speight. (QRENCGS, XIV(4), December 1987, p. 161)

1797. William Speight. Craven Co. Will. Mentions: John Speight. (Olds, p. 79).

1797. William Harrison. Hyde Co. (Craven Co.?) Will. Wife Elizabeth; daughters: Elizabeth Bryan, Susanna Bryan, Rebecca Isler, Mary Speight. (Olds, p. 165)

1797. William Speight. Craven Co. Will. John Speight. (Olds, p. 79)

11 September 1798. Jones Co. William Tice and Elizabeth Tice to John Fern for 15 pds., 40 A. on east side of Beaver Creek...including...that whereon Sharp Spight now dwells... Wits.: William Isler, Sharp Spight. (GwynneJ1, p. 226) [Sharp Spight was a 'tenant'? - jfs]

16 June 1799. Tristam Rogers. Edgecombe Co. Will. Wit.: Mathew Speight. (Ruth Smith Williams, Abstracts of the Wills of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1733-1856, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Press, 1956, p. 281)

29 June 1801. Craven Co. William Hartley to Betsey Boxley. Marriage bond. Bondsman: John Spight. (QRENCGS. XI(2), June 1984, p. 66)

1 December 1801. Thomas A. Green, Jeremiah Martin, Green Bryan, Thomas Armstrong, and Ann I ann[sic] of Craven Co., NC, to William Spight, for 24 pds., 316 A. in Jones Co. Wits.: George Lane, Jr., Thos. Spight. (GwynnJ1, p. 280)

30 October 1803. John Speight. Robeson Co. Will. Probated. (JNCG, Fall/Winter 1974, v. 20, p. 3000)

15 January 1804. Jones Co. Simon Spight to Benjamin Koonce for 50 pds., tract on north side of Beaver Creek on Gilbert's Spring Branch and another tract at Jacob Rhem's line..., and another tract at Gillard's line... Wits.: Daniel Humphrey, Thomas Spight, Jr. (GwynnJ1, p. 274)

4 September 1805. Ann Speight. Gates Co. Will. Daughter Pleasant. (HathII, p. 74)

23 April 1806. Jones Co. Benjamin Harrison to Thomas Spight for 300 pds. land joining sd. Spight's own land, at Harper's and Gershom Stanland's line, containing 160 A. Wit.: Simon Spight. (GwynnJ1, p. 287)

5 June 1806. Judah Phelps. Gates Co. Pleasant Speight mentioned as daughter of sd. Phelps. (HathII, p. 66)

26 July 1806. Jones Co. Simon Spight gave to the children of his son, John E. Spight, deceased, a negro man called Sam. (GwynnJ1, p. 298)

October 1808. Luton Lewis. Gates Co. Will. Wit.: Joseph Speight. (HathII, p. 59)

4 September 1809. James Barnes. Gates Co. Will. Wit.: Moses Speight. (HathII, p. 41)

16 January 1810. Jones Co. Simon Spight to Thomas Spight for 25 pds., 1/2 A lot in Trenton, NC - lot #41. (GwynnJ1, p. 315)

31 January 1810. Jones Co. S. Spight to John Green for $530.00, a negro. (GwynnJ1, p. 315)

12 March 1811. Craven Co. Roger Kirk to Mary Spikes. Marriage bond. Bondsman: William S. Brinson. (QRENCGS, XII(2), June 1985, p. 76)

8 August 1811. Jesse Sanders. Gates Co. Will. Wit.: W. H. Speight and Joseph Speight. (HathII, p. 73)

11 September 1813. McClendal Jarman to Thomas Spight for $2,500.00, land on north side of Trent River above the New Bridge... Wits.: L. Simmons, Sharp Spight. (GwynnJ1, p. 551)

15 February 1814. Jones Co. Thomas Spight. "When this you see remember me, tho' many miles in distance be." [Entered in county records by sd. Spight] [Is this the Thomas Spight that moved to NW Tennessee and then to Tippah Co, MS? - jfs]. (GwynneJ1, p. 551)

14 May 1814. Craven Co. Asa Purefoy to Ann Spight. Marriage bond. Bondsman: Levi Gaskins. (QRENCGS, XIV(4), December 1987, p. 164)

23 May 1814. Craven Co. William Spight to Rachel King. Marriage bond. (QRENCGS, XV(4), December 1988, p. 159)

5 August 1815. Mordicai Elliott. Perquimans Co. Will. Jemima Speight mentioned as daughter of sd. Elliott. (HathIII, p. 331)

1815. Isaac Spikes. Franklin Co. Capt. Jones' tax list. (JNCG, November 1988, v. 14, p. 240)

15 June 1817. Jones Co. Sharp R. Spight [gave land] to his daughter, Elizabeth, who married Thomas Harrison... (GwynnJ1, p. 565)

6 August 1817. Sally Brinkley. Gates Co. Will. Children of Moses Speight mentioned in will of sd. Brinkley. (HathII, p. 40)

4 May 1819. Jones Co. Sharp R. Spight gave to his grandson, Sharp Reynolds Spight Harrison, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Harrison, land on north side of Trent River...at line belonging to the heirs of John E. Spight...to the line of the 316 A. given me by my father Simon Spight, ... Wit.: Simon E. Spight, Thos. B. Harrison. (GwynnJ1, p. 568)

25 September 1819. Jones Co. Sharp R. Spight to Peter Harget for $500.00 pds, a negro named Frank. (GwynnJ1, p. 561)

September 1819. Craven Co. Eunice Speight. Inferior Court records. "Benjamin Brinson vs Eunice Speight, admx. of Joseph [sic] Speight. In favor of defendant, assess plaintiff $50 and Costs." (QRENCGS, IX(4), Fall 1982, p. ???)

11 December 1819. Craven Co. Charles R. Speight to Catherine West. Marriage bond. Bondsman: James West. (QRENCGS, XV(4), December 1988, p. 158)

May Court 1820. Jones Co. Thomas Spight. Renewed his bond as Register of Deeds. Robert Kornegay, Clerk, 15 August 1822. "This is Register Book 0 - S. E. Spight, Deputy Register". (GwynnJ1, p. 551)

1 August 1820. Jones Co. Sharp R. Spight to William H. Conner for $450.00, a negro named Tom. (GwynnJ1, p. 564)

23 September 1820. Jones Co. Sharp R. Spight gave to his grandson, Sharp Reynolds Spight Harrison, a tract of land on north side of Trent River... Wits.: Thos. B. Harrison, Simon E. Spight. (GwynnJ1, p. 566)

26 April 1821. Jones Co. Simon E. Spight to Richard Reynolds for $500.00, the land willed him by his grandfather, Simon Spight, on lower side of Mill Run, and also his share in John E. Spight's land, adj. above land. Wits.: Elizabeth Reynolds, Thomas Spight. (GwynnJ1, p. 569)

3 May 1821. Jones Co. Simon E. Spight, about to travel to the western country, appoints his uncle, Thomas Spight, attorney, 'to care for my negro man Charles, now bound to Sharp Reynolds for a year ending 10 January 1822, and at that time my uncle Thomas to hire negro and take pay for himself to reimburse him for the $80.00 I owe him...' Wit.: Simon E. Spight. (GwynnJ1, p. 571)

21 September 1821. Jones Co. Thomas Spight to James Mumford of Onslow Co., NC, a lot in Trenton know as # 21...containing 87 A. Wits.: James Harrison, Everett Spight. (GwynnJ1, p. 513)

5 October 1821. Jones Co. Sharp R. Spight to Wm. Huggins for $600.00, land on north side of Beaver Dam creek...left by will of Simon Spight, deceased, containing 261 A. (GwynnJ1, p. 571)

10 October 1822. Isaac Pearce. Gates Co. Will. Elizabeth Speight mentioned as daughter of sd. Pearce. (HathII, p. 66)

17 February 1823. Lydia Elliott. Perquimans Co. Will. Mentions nieces Grizzell Speight and Mary Ann Elizabeth Speight; brothers Noah Speight and Willis Elliott[sic]. (HathIII, p. 332)

27 June 1823. Jones Co. Sheriff Hatch sold a public auction property of Sharp R. Spight for debt owed to Susannah and Frederick L. Becton, Execs. to Wm. Becton. Benjamin Koonce bought for $152.00 land on which Sharp Spight lives. (GwynnJ1, p. 599)

14 November 1823. Jones Co. John Spight to M. W. Spight for $650.00, all my right in land devised by Simon Spight, deceased, to his four grandchildren, Evert, Miles, John, and Ira Spight. (GwynnJ1, p. 589)

14 November 1823. Jones Co. Ira and John Spight made bond to M. W. Spight for $1,300.00. Ira deeds to M. W. Spight all his right to land on Beaver Creek which was willed them by their grandfather, Simon Spight, for $650.00. Sign.: Ira and John Spight. (GwynnJ1, p. 589)

13 December 1823. Jones Co. Miles W. Spight of Onslow Co., NC to Richard Reynolds of Jones Co., NC, for $1500.00, land in Jones Co... which was devised by the will of Simon Spight, deceased, to his grandchildren, the children of John E. Spight, and two of the heirs sold their rigbt to Miles W. Spight and now he conveys the 3/4 of all land of Simon and Jno. E. Spight to Richard Reynolds. 800 A. (GwynnJ1, p. 594)

28 June 1824. Jordan Newby. Perquimans Co. Will. Jeremiah Speight as executor. (HathIII, p. 344)

18 April 1826. Henry Speight. Gates Co. Will. Wife Eliza, son John, daughters Susan and Sophie Emaline. Wit.: Charity Speight, etc. (HathII, p. 74)

23 September 1826. Christian Cross. Gates Co. Will. Elizabeth Speight mentioned as granddaughter of sd. Cross. (HathII, p. 45)

December 1826. Craven Co. Richard Richardson and wife, Susan, and Reuben Corman and wife, Hannah, to Thomas Spight for $530.00...257 A. Wits.: John S. Koonce, James M. Spight. (GwynnJ1, p. 673)

17 December 1827. Absila Ward. Gates Co. Will. Wit.: Jeremiah Speight. (HathIII, p. 362)

5 March 1829. Jones Co. Thomas Spight sold his land [all of it? - jfs] to James C. Cole. (GwynnJ1, p. 697)

7 September 1830. Elizabeth Coffield. Bertie Co. Will. Sister Nancy (daughter of William Speight). William Speight executor. (HathII, p. 507) [Elizabeth married Josiah Coffield - jfs]

7 December 1832. Henry Pugh. Gates Co. Will. Wit.: Nancy Speight. Will of Henry Pugh. (HathII, pp. 65-66)

19 November 1833. Craven Co. William Spight to Sally Wayne. Marriage bond. (QRENCGS, XV(4), December 1988, p. 159)

6 August 1837(3?). Nancy Speight. Perquimans Co. Will. Sisters Celia White, Ruth Elliott, Margaret Whitehead(married Foster Whitehead); brothers John and Jeremiah. Wit.: William Jones and John Speight. (HathIII, p. 353)

11 January 1840. Craven Co. William Spight to Lewcy Ipock. Marriage bond. (QRENCGS, XV(4), December 1988, p. 159)

26 August 1841. Ann Speight. Gates Co. Will. Grandson Joseph Speight, granddaughter Sophie Emaline Wills, William H. Allen(son of John). Executor William T. Wills. (HathII, p. 75). [Sophie married William T. Wills - jfs]

3 October 1842. Craven Co. John R. Spight to Mary Lewis. Marriage bond. (QRENCGS, XV(4), December 1988, p. 159)

27 September 1847. Craven Co. John W. Spight to Susan Ann Holton. Marriage bond. (QRENCGS, XV(4), December 1988, p. 159)

18 November 1856. Craven Co. John R. Spight to Mary A McIntosh. Marriage bond. (QRENCGS, XV(4), December 1988, p. 159)

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Census Information

 

Census - North Carolina - 1786

 

Ann Speight Gates Co.

Francies Speight Gates Co.

Henry Speight Gates Co.

Joseph Speight Gates Co.

Moses Speight Gates Co.

Simon Spikes Jones Co.

William Spikes Jones Co.

 

Census - North Carolina - 1790

 

Richard D. Spaight Craven Co.

Thomas Spikes Craven Co.

William Spikes, Sr. Craven Co.

Alice Spight Dobbs Co.

John Spight Dobbs Co.

John Spight, Jr. Dobbs Co.

Sarah Spight Dobbs Co.

Seth Spight Dobbs Co.

Seth Spight Dobbs Co.

Samuel Spright Dobbs Co.

Stephen Spight Dobbs Co.

William Spight Dobbs Co.

William Spight Dobbs Co.

Ann Spight Gates Co.

Francies Spight Gates Co.

Henry Spight Gates Co.

Jeremiah Spight Gates Co.

Joseph Spight Gates Co.

Moses Spight, Jr. Gates Co.

Moses Spight, Sr. Gates Co.

William Spight Gates Co.

Simon Spikes Jones Co.

William Sprights Wake Co.

 

Census - North Carolina - 1800

 

Richard D. Spaight Craven Co.

William Speight, Jr. Craven Co.

Mathew Speight Edgecombe Co.

Ann Speight(elder) Gates Co.

Ann Speight(younger) Gates Co.

Aron Speight Gates Co.

Elizabeth Speight Gates Co.

Fullenton Speight Gates Co.

Jeremiah Speight Gates Co.

Moses Speight Gates Co.

William Speight Gates Co.

William Speight, Jr. Gates Co.

Alice Speight Greene Co.

Elizabeth Speight Greene Co.

Orpha Speight Greene Co.

Samuel Speight Greene Co.

Sarcy Speight Greene Co.

Seth Speight Greene Co.

William Speight, Esq. Greene Co.

William Speight, Jr. Greene Co.

William Speight, Sr. Greene Co.

John Speight Jones Co.

Sharpe Speight Jones Co.

Simon Speight Jones Co.

Christian Spaight Lincoln Co.

Christopher Spaight Lincoln Co.

John Spikes Robeson Co.

William Speight Wake Co.

William Speight, Jr. Wake Co.

 

March 14, 1989

 

Deaths and Generations: Source --- Speights in North Carolina to 1800

 

Approx.

Death

Person Date Location Spouse Child/Sibs

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Francis by Apr 1684 Nansemond ? John

_______ by Feb 1676 Nansemond ? c: Wm, Thos

Capt. Wm. by Feb 1696 Perquimans ? Thomas

Francis by Jul 1732 Chowan Judith Isaac

Moses

Thomas Apr 1737 Perquimans Mary Isaac

Moses

Rachel

Ruth

Zilpah

Francis aft Apr 1703 Nansemond Francis

William

_______ by May 1738 Chowan Moses

Moses? by Dec 1738 Chowan

Mary by May 1743 Bertie Thos,dec'd Isaac

Moses

Rachel

Ruth

Zilpah

Moses by Aug 1745 Bertie Mary Thomas

Francis by Jan 1750 Chowan Kathryn Moses

John

Joseph

Bro. Wm.

Isaac by 1751 Chowan ? Mary

William by Jan 1753 Chowan Mary

Thomas by Nov 1756 Craven Elizabeth Simon

Sis. Prudence

Bro. William

G'son. John

G'dau. Phrusan

John ?

Isaac by 1758 Perq? Chow? Elizabeth

Isaac

Mary

John by 1759 Craven Bro. Wm.

Isaac by 1762 Chowan

Joseph by 1772 ? Hertford Henry

Francis

William by Jun 1774 Wake Abigail William

Betty

Charity

Lydia

Mary

Patience

Sarah

Winifred

Abigail by Sep 1781 Wake Wm, dec'd William

Charity

Lydia

Mary

Mary[sic]

Patience

Sarah

 

William by 1781 Gates

Josiah abt Nov 1783 Chowan Sis. Leah

Bro. Wm(dec'd)

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Bro.

Jeremiah

Joseph abt Apr 1792 Gates Anne Francis

Henry

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Dau.____

Dau.____

Susanne

Moses abt Dec 1792 Gates Aaron

Moses

Thomas by Feb 1796 Bertie Elizabeth Wm. Hardy

James

Francis

Lydia

Sarah

Winifred

William abt 1797 Craven William

John Speight by Oct 1803 Robeson Christian Rainey, etc.

 

 

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