2 June 1735 – The property of Thomas Draper is inventoried, but the Will Book is damaged and almost nothing can be clearly identified. 11
2 June 1735 – Sarah Draper’s bond as administratrix of Thomas Draper’s estate is recorded. Obligee: Richmond County JPs; Securities: Henry Miskell and William Stone of Richmond County 12
7 July 1735 – Thomas Draper’s Will was recorded. 13
7 July 1735 - Thomas Draper’s inventory was recorded. 14
30 November 1736 - William Draper, the son of Thomas, and Sarah Draper, Thomas’ widow, deeded to Jonathan Lyell for 6,000 pounds of “good, sound, merchantable tobacco to be paid at the rate of 1,000 pounds per year until paid”, a water mill with all the appurtenances and utensils, together with all its land. The mill and land was formerly built by Christopher Petty and sold by Petty to Mr. William Downman, and sold by Downman to William Stone, and sold by Stone to Thomas Draper, deceased. Signed William Draper, Sarah(S her mark) Draper. Witnesses: Charles Dodson, Metcalfe Dickenson, and Henry Miskell. 15
6 December 1736 - The mill was delivered to Jonathan Lyell by William Draper & Sarah Draper, when they entered the mill house, and seeing no other person being there, came out and delivered the handle of the mill door to Jonathan Lyell.
6 December 1736 - Sarah Draper presented to the Court in the court for inspection into his age, Tom, a Negro boy, who was judged to be thirteen years old.
7 February 1746 - Joseph Gibson and Sarah Draper, his grandmother, made an indenture with Luke Williams to bind Joseph, with his grandmother’s consent, to Williams for five years to learn the art of a Carpenter, and not to work at any other trade except to help Williams tend corn every summer during which time Joseph will not absent himself from William’s service. Luke Williams is obliged to teach Joseph Gibson the art & skill of the trade, “during the whole time to find for him sufficient Meat, Drink washing and Lodging and apparrell fitting for apprentices during the whole term and at the Expiration of his Service one new suit of Cloaths Viz one new Druggett Coat Vest and Britches two Shirt a pair of shoes and stockings and a new Hatt and one Sett of Carpenters tools.” Witness: George Miskell, Samuel Williams, and Cathron Walker. Acknowledged in Richmond County the Second day of March 1746 and ordered to be recorded.
2 March 1746 - Solomon Draper and Sarah Draper, his mother, made an indenture with John Harford to bind Solomon, with his mother’s consent, for five years to learn the art of a Carpenter and Cooper, except to assist Harford in tending corn every summer. John Harford is obliged to instruct and teach Solomon the art & skill of the trade, “and find for the said Solomon sufficient meat drink washing and Lodging during the whole time of his service and at the expiration of his Service to give unto said Solomon Draper one New suit of Cloaths Viz. One New Drugget Coat Vest and Breeches two new Shirts [one to be made of fine white Linnen] a pair of shoes and Stockings and one new hat and one Sett of good sufficient Carpenters tools.” Witnesses: H. Miskell and Harris Tune. 16
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