Deposition of John Gay and Robert Bratan, 1741/1742 Mar. 17.
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Orange County Sc. March ye 17 - 1741/2 This Day came Before me John Buchanan one of [his?] Majestys Justices of the peace for sd. County John [Gay?] [page torn] Robert Bratan to prove what fameleys [page torn] [occupy?] that track of Land called the Calfepastur [obtained?] [by?] way of Grant from the Honourable Governour By Edward Barradet Gent and John Lewis Gent. The sd. John Gay and Robert Bratan Being Sworn [&?] Examined Declared that the persons whose nams are [page torn] anexed has Builded planted and Improved on the [aforesaid?] Granted Land, &c. Buchanan
William Elliot John Gay John Philip [jr?] [or Philipss?] Samuel Gay William Gay James Stephenson Archibald [McKee?] John Dunlap Archibald Glandenin James Burnsid James Carlile William Elliot Chistopher Graim James Carlile Robert [Graim?] Robert McCutchison William McCutchison Thomas Kirkpatrick John Buchanan Robert Bratan Robert Gay Henry Gay [Thomas?] Weems [William?] Jameson Alexander Dunlap James Gay Allso David Daves [page torn] Built a good suff[page torn] upon ye sd. Land Likwise William [page torn] John Graim and[page torn] Armstrong hath [page torn] for two years past [page torn] sd. Land and they [page torn] to the norerd [northward] for thier [page torn] famelys when the sd. [Land?] was viewed By the afore[said?] [page torn] John Gay and Robert B[rattan] [page torn] also William Smith Thomas Smith John [Ramsey?] John preston and John Thomson hath taken up Land in order to plant thereon this Spring Orange County Sc & March ye [19th?] 1741 This day John Gay [Came?] before me and made oath that twenty six persons whose Names are in [the?] first Column are settled in ye Calf pasture and a grant of Land from ye Hon. [page torn] Council Board to Edward Barradal Esqr. & John Lewis Gent Given under my hand the day & year above written [W Russell?]