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Indictment of Nathan MAYO for murder of Thomas CLARK., 1777 North Carolina

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Indictment of Nathan MAYO for murder of Thomas CLARK., 1777 North Carolina

Lisa Mayo (View posts)
Posted: 3 Apr 2004 1:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
NC, Craven, Court Records, New Bern District Court Records :
Folder: Oyer & Terminer, New Bern, Sept. 1777
Information: Order to imprison Nathan MAYO planter for murder of Thomas CLARK.
Date: 22 Aug 1777 (date of order)County: Pitt

Folder: Oyer & Terminer, New Bern, Sept. 1777
Information: Indictment of Nathan MAYO for murder of Thomas CLARK. Says that he took a smooth bore gun loaded with buck shott of the value of five shillings sterling money of Great Britain and twelve shillings & six pence money of the state of NC and discharged the gun at Thomas CLARKE, giving him a mortal wound in the left shoulder, of which said mortal wound the said Thomas CLARKE, languished for the space of half an hour and so languishing died.
Date: 22 Aug 1777 County: Pitt

Folder: Oyer & Terminer, New Bern, Sept. 1777
Information: List of following names Jury Men: Samuel WARREN, Britain EDWARDS, William AVERET, William PERRY, Green WINDHAM, Cornelius CHURCH, David HATNEY, Thomas HATNEY, David AVERET, Senr., Parker LASY, James LITTLE, Joseph LITTLE. Then says, For the order of the jury of inquest is that Nathan MAYO hath murded Thos CLARK of Pitt County and that wilfully on August 22 1777 so says the jurors. s/Samuel WARREN [Note: This was a scrap of paper. sbg]Date: None
County: None (assume to be Pitt)

Folder: Oyer & Terminer, New Bern, Sept. 1777
Information: Deposition of Nathan MAYO given to A. CONGLETON, JP of Craven Co.:
States that he & Thomas CLARKE of Pitt Co. had a dispute respecting the Disturbance and War between Great Britain and America and that Thomas CLARKE said that he would stand up for King George, and that no person who would not support him was fit to live. MAYO replied that any person who would not stand by and defend his country ought to be taken up. CLARKE then shot at MAYO, but the gun misfired. He tried again once or twice more. MAYO ran into his house and brought out his own shotgun loaded with buckshot and shot CLARKE. CLARKE did not speak after he was shott, but died in about half an hour. MAYO stated that they always before that time lived in Peace as neighbors and that he shot CLARKE in self-defense. That at the time when this happened the said Thomas CLARKE and this examinant [MAYO] were both in liquor & that no person was by when this happened. Date: 22 August 1777 (date of event); Sept 1777 (date of deposition) County: Pitt
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Lisa Mayo 3 Apr 2004 8:54PM GMT 
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