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James Minnis

Male Abt 1730 - Aft 1788  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name James Minnis 
    Born Abt 1730  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 10 Jun 1761  Prince Frederick Parish, Craven, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Appointed Sexton of the parish on this date, an office he held through at least 13 May 1762 
    Died Aft 1788 
    Notes 
    • 1756 DEED: Craven Co, SC, 16 Oct, admeasured 100 acres of land on NE side of Peedee River bounded on all sides by vacant land that was surveyed on 7 Sep 1756.

      Frederick Winyaw, SC; 18 Jun, the Vestry appointed Mr. Minness to clean out the church for which the Vestry was to pay him five pounds. This was the old church on the Black River, about 20 miles SW of the present building (1916) in Plantersville, SC, on the Great Pee Dee River. A two acre graveyard there was well kept and cared for. (Elizabeth W. Allston Pringle, The Register Book for the Parish Prince Frederick Winyaw, The National Society of the Colonial dames of America; Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins Company, 1916). This was probably the James Minnis who follows.

      Court Minutes 1752-1761, Book 1, p 136. Abstraction from Book 1-245 reads: A Deed of sale from John JOHNSON to James MINNES for 346 acres of Land was proved in open Court by the oath of James Watson and was ordered to be registered. This tract was originally granted to James Dickie, planter, on 11 May 1757 (See Granville Proprietary Deeds and Surveys,Bennett Vol V, p 69) and the plat shows it straddling Seven Mile Creek. Dickey conveyed to John Johnson as registered Dec 1758 and title was cleared as a Granville deed of sale to Dickey which was registered Jun 1759. (See Haun, Book I, pp 96 and 104).

      Records, Vol I, p 46. Raleigh, NC: By the Editor, 1987. A Warrant for James A. MCGOWEN for 700 acres on McGowen's Cr., waters of Eno River), adjoins MINNIS & MITCHELL.

      Vestry of Parish Church of Prince Frederick: James Minzes paid as Sexton on 13 May 1762. By 4 Apr 1763, these duties had been taken over by others.

      30 Dec 1761 of James McGown for 360 acres on waters of Eno adjoining Minnis and Mitchel.
      1761 of Robert Witty for 700 acres on Seven Mile Cr waters of Eno adjoining Minnis and Churton.

      Records, Vol III, DB-3, p 124 (618). Raleigh, NC: By the Editor, 1990. John McGowen sold the 360 acres adjoining Minnis & Mitchel to Thomas Wilson, weaver.

      Book 57, p 101, entry for survey on 4 Nov in Orange Co, NC, No. 994. Land to be surveyed lies on the Seven Mile Branch of Eno bounded on the north by his own land and adjoining that of William Johnston running for complement.

      Records, Vol III, DB-3, p 13 (59). Raleigh, NC: By the Editor, 1990. James Minnis of Orange sold to William Tapp of Caswell for 350 pounds, two tracts of 346 acres and 154 acres. These are the same as the above. James Minnis signed but with no wife mentioned. The larger tract has its approximate center one mile south of Efland on the road to Buckhorn. The smaller tract is to the southeast and can be reached (in 1981) from a building in the center on the Efland road to an unimproved road past one building and on to a second near its center.

      Bill of Sale: James Minnis of Chester CO., SC, to Nathan Jaggers one negro woman named Juda, one Sorrel horse named Ball, one Bay Mare named Bonney, Gabriel Brown's note, bed & household furniture & plantation tools & my chest;

      Sale from James Menniss to Nathan Jaggers was acknowledged in Open Court & Ordered to be Recorded.

      (Holcomb's page 225) Court date ?, James Minnis, Plaintiff against Gabriel Brown, Defendant: Debt. Came the Defendant into Open Court and Confessed a Judgement according to Mote and costs of suit which is Ordered accordingly. Ordered that James Minnis pay John Roney fifty Shillings for twenty days attendance as a witness for him against Brown, also the sum of thirty shillings for Mileage. Ordered that James Minnis pay Nathan Jaggers forty shillings for his attendance as a witness for him against Brown also the sum of Thirty Shillings for mileage. NB:Union County was adjacent to Chester County on the west at this time(1791-1799).

      Jaggers. It seems that Margaret was a daughter of James Minnis; that James came to Chester Co, SC, after selling his land holdings in Orange Co., NC; and then he sold his personal belongings on which he had paid tax in 1781 in Orange to his son-in-law. The notes for his sons, James and William, indicate that they came from NC with him. At this time there was a George Minnis family in Chester with son James among others. This family was only recently from Ireland and not the same James as that one was a minor while the other was appearing in court as an adult. There may have been some relationship but not in this country.

      ...who says he came to Orange at the age of eight in 1763. That John named his first son James suggests that James was his father. The birth place in VA of John in 1755 is essential to resolving this question.
    • Not found in index to Chester Co., South Carolina probate records (1787-1950) (4 Feb 2014)
      Not found in index to Fairfield Co., South Carolina wills (1785-1865) (4 Feb 2014)
      Not found in index to Kershaw Co., South Carolina wills (1782-1868) (4 Feb 2014)
      Not found in index to York Co., South Carolina wills & estates (1787- ) (4 Feb 2014)
      Not found in index to Orange Co., North Carolina wills (1752-1820) (5 Feb 2014)
    Person ID I588  Wm L Gann Ancestors
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2014 

    Family Susanna,   b. Abt 1730 
    Children 
     1. John Minnis,   b. 11 Feb 1755, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1836, Orange Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Jean Minnis,   b. Abt 1758
     3. Son Minnis,   b. Abt 1760,   d. Abt 1790, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     4. Catherine Minnis,   b. 23 Jan 1761, Prince Frederick Parish, Craven, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Margaret Minnis,   b. Abt 1763, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James Minnis,   b. Abt 1765, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. William Minnis,   b. Abt 1767, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S40268] The Register Book for the Parish Prince Frederick Winyaw, Elizabeth W. A. Pringle, (Baltimore, MD, USA: Williams & Wilkins Co., 1916), 169 (Reliability: 2), 5 Feb 2014.