Captain William Seale

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  • Name William Seale 
    Title Captain 
    Born 3 Dec 1722 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1766, Aug 19 -- Deed Book 3 Page 27, Cumberland County, NC
      Charles Seale deeded James Muse 150 acres located on both sides of McLendons Creek. Richard Grove and William Seale were witnesses.

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      William Seal listed 2 white polls

      1767, May 2 -- Deed Book 3 Page 116, Cumberland County, NC
      Thomas Minard and wife Mary deeded Joseph Carr 200 acres located west of Richland Creek. William Seale and James Muse were witnesses.

      1767, Jul 3 -- Deed Book 3 Page 131, Cumberland County, NC
      Thomas McClendon deeded James Caddell 150 acres located on both sides of McLendons Creek. Witnesses were William Seale, George Feagin Sr. and Edward Feagin.

      1767, Aug 13 -- Land Grant #1513, Cumberland County, NC
      Jacob McClendon received 150 acres located below the mouth of Juniper Branch of McLendons Creek. Jacob McClendon and William Seale were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: deeded to Obediah Sowell 1772 --> Thomas Armstrong, Sheriff deeded to John Cox 1782]

      1768, Sep 27 -- Land Grant #862, Cumberland County, NC
      Robert Edwards received 250 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Thomas McClendon and James Muse. William Seale and George Feagin Senr. were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Moses Edwards (of Cumberland County) deeded to Asa Sowell 1806]

      1769, May 4 -- Land Grant #886, Cumberland County, NC
      William Seale received 250 acres located on Juniper Branch. [Editor's Note: deeded to Christian Jackson 1774].

      1769, Jul 24 -- Deed Book 3 Page 411, Cumberland County, NC
      John Overton deeded Elijah Bettis 200 acres located on McLendons Creek. Patented to Moses Tomlin and sold to Overton 1758. William Seale and John Hunnicutt were witnesses.

      1769, Jul 24 -- Deed Book 3 Page 411, Cumberland County, NC
      John Overton deeded Elijah Bettis 200 acres located on McLendons Creek. Patented to Moses Tomlin and sold to Overton 1758. William Seale and John Hunnicutt were witnesses.

      1769, Nov 16 -- Land Grant #996, Cumberland County, NC
      Anthony Seale Junr. [son of Anthony Seale] received 200 acres located on Cox's Mill Creek of McLendons Creek 3/4 mile above the mouth. William Seale and Robert Edwards were chain carriers.

      1770, Jul 4 -- Land Grant #1058, Cumberland County, NC
      William Seale received 50 acres located on Juniper of McLendons Creek. George Feagin Senr. and George Whitley were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: deeded to Christian Jackson 1774]

      1770, Jul 4 -- Land Grant #1057, Cumberland County, NC
      William Seale received 150 acres located on Dunhams Creek. William Seale and Robt. Edwards were chain carriers.

      1770, Jul 5 -- Land Grant #1059, Cumberland County, NC
      Anthony Seale Junr. [son of Anthony Seale] received 100 acres located west of Governors Creek adjoining Sterlin Carroll. William Seale and Robt. Edwards were chain carriers.

      1770, Aug 4 -- Deed Book 4 Page 128, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Smith and Sarah Smith deeded 100 acres to Josiah Williamson located on both sides of the south Fork of Crains Creek. William Seale, George Feagin and William Manes were witnesses.

      1772, Jan -- Deed Book 4 Page 432, Cumberland County, NC
      William Mears deeded James Muse 100 acres located on McLendons Creek including William Mears' plantation adjoining Francis Stribling at the ford of Anderson's path, John Weir and John Weaver. Patent to James Muse 1756. Thomas Rutherford and William Seale were witnesses.

      1772, May 16 -- Civil Actions, Cumberland County, NC
      Phillip Alston claimed that James Collins has taken up a stray mare owned by Alston. Elisha Hunter summons Alston and Collins to appear. Conner Dowd is security for Collins. Wm. Seale, James Muse, William Harden, John May, Josep Furr, Charles Shearin, Clem Hancock, Willis Dickerson, John Carrell, Starlin Carrell, James Phillips, James Russell and Phillip Colling are also listed. Unclear if they were witnesses, jury or other.

      1772, Oct 29 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      The road from Caster's to Wm. Seals', whereof Henry Caster was overseer, to be discontinued.

      1772, Oct 29 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Seal granted a tavern license with security James Muse.

      1773, Apr 27 -- Deed Book 6 Page 262, Cumberland County, NC
      Laurence Strother Jr. (of Chatham County, NC) deeded William Seal 80 acres located on Dunhams Creek. Settled by Saml. Lorimer and purchased from Aaron Burleson; patented by Joseph Dunham. Thos. Tucker and Elizabeth Strother were witnesses.

      1773, Sep 24 -- Deed Book 6 Page 230, Cumberland County, NC
      John Stevens deeded Donald Shaw 70 acres located on McLendons Creek. Part of 150 acres patented to John Stevens 1770 excepting 80 acres of Damsy Watson. Wm. Seale and James Muse were witnesses.

      1773, Nov 27 -- Land Grant #1410, Cumberland County, NC
      William Seale received 75 acres located on Dunhams Creek adjoining his own line, William Killet, Cox and Dunham. Stephen Herd and Dann Thornton were chain carriers.

      1774, Jul 14 -- Deed Book 6 Page 270, Cumberland County, NC
      William Seale deeded Christian Jackson 50 acres located on Juniper Creek. Frans. Stribling, William Jackson and Archibald McDonald were witnesses.

      1774, Jul 14 -- Deed Book 6 Page 271, Cumberland County, NC
      William Seale deeded Christian Jackson 250 acres located on Juniper Creek. Frans. Stribling, William Jackson and Archibald McDonald were witnesses.

      1774, Oct 25 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Two deeds from Wm. Seal to Christian Jackson proven by Wm. Jackson

      1775, Mar 22 -- Deed Book 6 Page 341, Cumberland County, NC
      Francis Stribling deeded James McDonald two tracts [1] 200 acres located on drains of McLendons Creek [2] 300 acres located on Killets Creek adjoining first tract and Andrew Killet. Wm. Seale and Thos. Mathews were witnesses.

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Captain William Seale listed $482 of taxable property in Captain William Seale's District

      1777, Jan 6 -- Deed Book 7 Page 311, Cumberland County, NC
      William Seale deeded [by gift] Dundan McCray 100 acres located on Governors Creek adjoining Sterlin Carrol. Dunhams Creek. Courses taken for Anthy. Seale. John McKay and Malcolm McDuffie were witnesses.

      1777, Nov 1 -- 1777-1778 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      The following were appointed in Capt. Wm. Seale's District: [Assessors] John Howel, Edward Cox and james McDonald [Justice] Wm. Seale Esq. [Constable] Thos. Elliot.
      The following were appointed in Capt. Jacob Duckworth's District: [Assessors] John Overton, Jacob Duckworth and Willis Dickerson [Justice] Wm. Seale Esq. [Constable] John Weightat.
      The following were appointed in Capt. John Cox's District: [Assessors] John Cox, Nichelas Newton and John Williamson [Justice] Wm. Seale Esq. [Constable] William Manus.

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Capt. William Seale listed $825 of taxable property in Captain William Seale's District

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Seale listed $1497 of taxable property in Captain Hunnicutt's District

      1779, Mar 1 -- Land Grant #1832, Cumberland County, NC
      William Seale received 50 acres located on Dunhams Creek adjoining McMullen. Ralf Davis and Charles Seals were chain carriers.

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Seal listed $579 of taxable property (horses, cattle and money) including 230 acres valued at $225 in Captain Seal's District

      1780, Apr 29 -- 1779-1782 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      The following were appointed: Capt. Hunnicutt's District -- [Justice] Wm. Seale; [constable] Chs. Seale.

      1782, Jan 29 -- 1779-1782 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      The following were appointed: Capt. Hunnicutt's District -- [Justice] Wm. Seale; [constable] Willis Dickerson. Capt. Cox's District -- [Justice] Thos. Matthews; [constable] Wm. Cox. Capt. Seale's District -- [Justice] Wm. Seale; [constable] Jonathan Cadwell.

      1783, Nov 2 -- Land Grant #2049, Cumberland County, NC
      William Seal received 50 acres located on Dunhams Creek including the plantation where he now lives adjoining John Kinney and Charles Seal. Thomas Gilmore and William Seal Junr. were chain carriers.

      1785, Nov 23 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 69
      Molly Seal, wife of William Seal came into court and took the oath of peace against him and William gave William Seal Junr. and Josiah Maples as security for good behavior.

      1786, May 17-Aug 23 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 103, 111
      Ordered that John Overton, Thos. Overton, William Seale and Jos. Robson be appointed to divide the estate of Martin Johnston, Dec'd. between widow Sarah Johnston and children Mary Johnston and Catharine Johnston.

      1786, May 18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 104
      Ordered that justice William Seale be appointed to take the list of taxes in District 5

      1788, May 20 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 195
      Bill of sale from John Overton Senr. to Thomas Collins was proven by Wm. Seal Senr.

      1788, Nov 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 209
      Deed from William Seal to John McDuffie was proven John Black

      1790, Nov 16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 288
      Deed from William Seal to James Hogg was proven by Ralph Davis

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 153
      William Seale
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 3M
      4F

      1791, Nov 23 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 325
      Bill of Sale from Ralph Davis to Wm. Seal's children

      1792, Nov 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 373
      Deed from Anthony Seal to William Seal was proven by Charles Seal
    Person ID I39732  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2020 

    Father Anthony Seale, II,   b. 1695-1702,   d. 1781, Prince William County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Anne Bristow,   b. 1695-1705,   d. c1787  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1720 
    Family ID F12841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sophia Pope Muse,   b. 1738,   d. Aft 2 May 1808  (Age 70 years)  [1
    Children 
     1. William Seale Muse,   b. 1751
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F12869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Christian Seale,   d. Bef Aug 1812
     2. Charles Seale,   b. c1755,   d. c1824  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F12840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Molly,   b. Bef 1755 
    Notes 
    • It is unclear if Molly was the mother of Charles and Christian or if she was a later wife of William Seale.

      1785, Nov 23 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 69
      Molly Seal, wife of William Seal came into court and took the oath of peace against him and William gave William Seal Junr. and Josiah Maples as security for good behavior.

      1787, Nov 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 179
      [Bill of Sale] Charles Seal to Betsy Seal, Molly Seal and John Seal was proven by Thomas Gilmore, Esq.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 61
      Mollay Seal
      (45+) 1F
      (16-25) 1F
      (10-16) 1F
      (0-10) 1M 2F
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F17018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.
    1787 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Mathews
    1787 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Mathews
    1787, Dec 16 Petition, Nov 1787-Dec 1787 General Assembly Session Records
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for reinstatement of Colonel Thomas Mathews as a Justice of the Peace. Mathews was removed by the General Assembly based on false and accusations made by Duncan Campbell. Signers: [selected signers] Wm. Seale JP, Thomas Graham, Neil McLeod, Reuben Shields, Jno., Jackson, Richardson Feagin, Corn. Dowd, John Blanchett, Patrick Dowd, William Martin, W. Barrett, Jac. Caddell, John Dunlap, Samuel Elkins, Stephen Collins, Thomas Collins Junr., Wm. Seal, Jesse Muse, John Bethune Murdo Bethune, Allan Morison, George Graham, Robert Grimes, Robert Graham, Jno. McLeod, Bartholomew Dunn, William Newton, Nicolas Newton, Neil Matheson, Normand Matheson, Nathaniel Melton, Nicolas Newton and William Smith. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected]
    1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
    1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
    Apr 1784 - Jun 1784 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 41

    A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties and for the other purposes therein mentioned.

    In H. Commons 3 May 1785. Read for the first time and passed by order. 13 May 1784 read the second time amended and passed.

    In Senate May 3rd 1784. Read the first time and passed by order. 4th May 1784 read the second time amended by consent of the Commons passed and order to be engrossed.

    To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now setting. The petition pf the Inhabitants of Cumberland County have now showeth. Whereas your petitioners living in the Upper End of the said County do labour under great hardship in attending on Courts and Other Public meetings from their remote situation from the Court House, many of whom being upwards of sixty miles there from, do Humbly pray that the said County may be Divided To Wit: Beginning on the South Side of Cape Fare River, at Chatham County line where it crosses sd. River running from thence a direct course to Coles Bridge on Drowning Creek, And so to be bounded by the lines of the Adjacent Countys as to make a Distinct County, Nevertheless on to the Boundaries your petitioners most Humbly Submiths to your great Wisdom to which they ever think themselves in duty bound to pray.

    Jas. Burges, Thos. Armstrong, James Dyer, Wm. Armstrong, John Armstrong, Michl. King, Charles Crawford [Capt.], Wm. Cox [Capt.], Wm. Seale, John Overton, John Overton Junr., John Phillips, Wm. Harden, John James, Elijah Bettis, Isaac Hardain, Joseph Furr, Nathl. Norwood, [torn] Hunnicutt, [torn] Dickinson, [torn] Collins, Theopilus Petty, John Hunnicutt, James Maples, Burrel Maples, Daniel Munk, Thos. Collins Jur., Ralph Davis, John Goldston, Martin Dye, Stephen Collons, George Nelson, Abraham Cole, Duncan Johnson, John Camron, Kenneth Camron, Archibald Munk, Thos. Gilmore, Kinchin Kitching, Stephen King [? very faded], Josiah Maples, Matthew Kitching, John Evans, William Kitching, John Cox, Joseph Fry, Johnathan Caddell, Richardson Feagin, John Jackson, Neil McLeod, Danl. Jones, Solomon Cox, James Wadsworth, James Hill, Jac. Caddell, Donald Makensey, George Grimes, Thomas Graham, John Ritter, Jacob Stuts, John Stuts, Eleck Autry, Frederick Autry, John Minyerd, Ritcherd Burd, Robert Burd, James Autray, Christopher Yow, John Leech, Angush Cambell, William Barrett Junior, Colin McLain, John Shufeild Junier, John Hair, Reubin Fremon, William Elmore, James Morgan, Peter (looks more like Frances) Hair, Lues Fels [Lewis Fields?], Donald McLeod, Norman McLeod, Normand McLean, Hector McLain, John Bohanan, Kenneth McDonald, Wm. Cox, Danold McKinnon [?], William Dunn, Thomas Dunn, John Keys, Moses Keyes, William [torn], Henry [torn], Bartholomew Dunn [torn but listed twice in a row ? likely Sr. and Jr.], Allan [torn ? likely Morrison], Norman [torn], Hart. Hunnicutt, John Dunlap, Benjamin Sheales, John Blanchet, William Dunn, Adam Keeling, John Blachett Junr., Robt. Davis, Willm. Martin Junr., Thos Tyson, John Carrell, Anthony Street, James Thorton, Charles Seale, Collins Hardy, Jacob Hardy, Jun., John Kenney, William Cockerham, Solomon Jones, Jacob Hardy, John Hunnicutt Ser., Thos. Maples, Jeremiah Collon, Thos. Agerton, Wm. McKinzie, Wm. Hodges, Edmon Hodges, Joseph Duckworth, Charles Campbell, Drurey Hodges, Anguish McDugal, Jason Wadsworth, James Morgin, James Caddell, Aaron Fagens, John Paitt, James Wadworth, James Muse, Duncan McIntosh, Alexr. McDonald, Anthony Mears, James Simmons, Jhon Warner, Jesse Muse, John Hurley, Thomas Seale, William Morgan, John Morgin, William Morgan Senr., Jesse Ritter, Robert Stephens, Samuel Tidwell, Ansil Melton, Nathaniel Melton, John Adkins, William Barrett, Solomon Barrett, Archibald McDonald, William Ashaly, [Jesse?] Bates, William Smith, John McLane, Richard [Nales?], Peter Shamburger, Wm. McLean, Thomas Grimes, Donald McLeod, Allan Martin, Donald McDonald, Donald McLeod, Murdock Betheun, Alexender Mckeever, John McCauly, Angush McAuly, John Kagel, Gorge Kagel, Nathan Maner, William Maner, Seth Maner, George Keringer, William Williamson, John Williamson, Robert Grimes, Nichlos Newton, Francis Tedwell, Samuel Barrett, William Smith, Nichlos Wallas, Lannard Furr, Nathan Smith, Everet Smith, Isum Smith, Henry Jackson, James Ledlow, Adam Comer, Leonard Cagel, Roger Cagel, William Constable and Peter Garner.

    [Editor's Note: Many of the names are faded, torn and hard to read. Some are actual signatures or marks and clearly multiple names have been signed by one individual]

    A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties.
    Whereas the County of Cumberland is so extensive that it is extremely inconvenient for the inhabitants to attends courts and public meetings. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same that from and after fourth day of July next the County of Cumberland shall be divided into two distinct Counties by a line beginning at Coles Bridge on drowning creek thence a direct line to the corner of Wake and Johnston Counties in Cumberland line and all that part of Cumberland laying to the north west of the new line shall be a separate and distinct county by the name of Moor County and [be it enacted by the authority afore said] hat the lower part of Cumberland County laying south east of said line shall be a separate and distinct county and known by the name of Fayette County and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that nothing herein contained shall be construed to debar the sheriff and Collector of taxes or other officers or any of them in the said county of Cumberland as it stood undivided from levying any collections or making districts for any taxes fees or other duties that may be due from the inhabitants thereof on or before the fourth day of July next in the same manner as if this act had never been made any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

    And be enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Courts for the County of Fayette be held at the place where the courts of Cumberland County are at present established on the fourth Monday in January April July and October in every year and that the Courts for the County of Moore hereafter shall be held at such place within the said County as the Commissioner herein after named shall appoint on the fourth Monday in February May August November in every year and that all causes please writs actions suits plaints process precepts recognizances and other matters and things in the Court of Cumberland depending from and immediately after the first day of August next shall stand adjourned and continued from the present Court House of the said County to such place as the said Commissioners or a majority of them shall direct and appoint as aforesaid and all appearances and returns which shall be made on the days appointed by law for holding in the said court of Cumberland shall hereafter be made to the first Court that shall be held for that county wherein the cause of action arose and all suitors and witnesses bound to appear there of in the same manner as if the said court had not been removed from the present Court House any law usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

    And be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid that Thomas Matthews, John Roberson, Willis Dickerson, Philip Alston and John Jackson or the majority of them shall be and hereby appointed Commissioner and impowered and directed to agree with workmen for erecting and building a Courthouse prison and stocks for the use of said County of Moor and for purchasing materials for that purpose and for enabling the said Commissioners to defray the expenses of said building a tax of one Shilling on every hundred pounds of taxable property within the said County of Moor as the same is established by this act and an equal sum on every unmarried man not possessed of the value of one Hundred pounds shall be levied and collected in the same manner as public taxes are or shall be levied and collected and all person who shall refuse or neglect to pay the taxes, by this Act impose upon them at the time and in the manner which is or shall be appointed by law for the payment of public taxes shall be liable to disthis [?] and sale of their property in the same manner as for non payment of public taxes and it is further declared that the said tax shall be collected by the officer or officers who is or may be appointed to collect the public taxes and such officer or officers shall give security to the said Commissioners for the faithfull discharge of his or their duty and shall be intitled to the same Commissions and liable to the same penalties restrictions process and remedy for enforcing the payment thereof as by law my be had against collectors or receivers of public monies.

    And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the County Courts of Moore and Fayette shall nominate the following number of freeholders to serve as jurors of the Superior County for the District of Wilmington of which district the said Counties are hereby declared to be part that is to say for County of Boston [should be Moore] and for the County of Fayette any law or statute to the contrary notwithstanding and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that for running the dividing line Thomas Matthews & Jno Adkins be and they are duly appointed commissioners and imposed to lay off run and make the said dividing line agreeable to the direction of this act which said line when run by the Commissioners herein named shall be by them entered of record in the courts of the counties of which the said lines to be boundary and shall hereafter be deemed the dividing line between said counties.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S144] A Southern Legacy: Descendants of John Muse of Virginia, Dr Roger David Chambers, (2012).