President Thomas Pollock's Executive Council

Dates: 1712 to 1714 (See below for 1722)

Locations Met: See Below

On September 12, 1712, the Executive Council met at the home of Maj. Gen. Thomas Pollock in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Maj. Gen. Thomas Pollock
- Thomas Boyd
- Nathaniel Chevin
- William Reed
- Tobias Knight

Pollock, Boyd, Chevin, Reed, and Knight were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and member of this Executive Council.

It was announced that Governor Edward Hyde had died on September 8th. Thomas Pollock was elected as President of the Executive Council and was now the Acting Governor of North Carolina until the Lords Proprietors appointed a new governor. He took the oaths of office.

Maj. Christopher Gale presented his Deputation from Elizabeth Blake, mother and guardian of Joseph Blake, Jr, one of the Lords Proprietors. He took the oaths of office and his seat on this Executive Council.

The Executive Council appointed Thomas Pollock, Jr. as Surveyor General, and he took the oaths of office.

On October 22, 1712, the Executive Council met at the home of Thomas Pollock in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Nathaniel Chevin
- Christopher Gale
- Tobias Knight
- Thomas Boyd

Chevin, Gale, Knight, and Boyd were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

On November 5, 1712, the Executive Council met at the home of Capt. John Hecklefield in Little River in Perquimans Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Nathaniel Chevin
- Thomas Boyd
- Christopher Gale
- William Reed
- Tobias Knight

Chevin, Boyd, Gale, Reed, and Knight were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and member of this Executive Council.

This Executive Council mostly focused on resolving Land Patent issues and Land Survey issues.

On January 9 (Friday) and January 12 (Monday) of 1712/13, the Executive Council met at the home of Thomas Pollock in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Thomas Boyd
- Nathaniel Chevin
- William Reed
- Christopher Gale
- Tobias Knight

Boyd, Chevin, Reed, Gale, and Knight were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

It was noted that Richard Sanderson - Deputy for the heirs of Seth Sothel - had not attended one of these Executive Council meetings in a long while. This Executive Council asked Secretary Tobias Knight to send a letter to Mr. Sanderson to either come to these meetings or send a good reason why he cannot attend - or - he will be dismissed from the Executve Council.

On April 14, 1713, the Executive Council met at the home of Thomas Pollock in Chowan Precint. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Thomas Boyd
- Nathaniel Chevin
- Christopher Gale
- Tobias Knight

Boyd, Chevin, Gale, and Knight were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

Daniel Richardson presented his commission as Receiver General and took the oaths of office.

It was recorded in this meeting that Christopher Gale has been Chief Justice since July 1, 1712 and he gets £60 per year as a salary.

On May 8, 1713, the Executive Council met at the home of Capt. Thomas Lee in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Col. Thomas Pollock - President
- Thomas Boyd
- William Reed
- Christopher Gale
- Tobias Knight

Boyd, Reed, Gale, and Knight were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

It was recorded in the meeting that Edward Bonwick was Attorney General since June 1, 1712, and he gets £40 per year as a salary.

On June 25, 1713, the Executive Council met at the home of Thomas Pollock in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Thomas Boyd
- Nathaniel Chevin
- Christopher Gale
- Tobias Knight

Boyd, Chevin, Gale, and Knight were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

King Tom Blount of the Tuscarora Indians appeared at this Executive Council and asked for 8 Indian prisoners. The Executive Council granted his request.

On August 7, 1713, the Executive Council met at the home of Col. Thomas Pollock in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Col. Thomas Pollock - President
- Thomas Boyd
- Nathaniel Chevin
- Christopher Gale
- Tobias Knight

Boyd, Chevin, Gale, and Knight were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

At this meeting, they openly read a letter recently received from the Lords Proprietors directing them to cease any further prosecutions of Thomas Cary or his adherents, and that Col. Francis Nicholson was on his way to mediate things to a peaceful resolution.

August 19, 1713, the Executive Council met at the home of Thomas Pollock in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Thomas Boyd
- Christopher Gale
- Tobias Knight

Boyd, Gale, and Knight were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

On October 22, 1713, the Executive Council met at the home of Thomas Pollock in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Nathaniel Chevin
- Christopher Gale
- Tobias Knight
- Thomas Boyd

Chevin, Gale, Knight, and Boyd were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

On November 4th (Wednesday) and Novembrer 5th (Thursday) of 1713, the Executive Council met at the home of Capt. Thomas Lee in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Thomas Boyd
- Nathaniel Chevin
- William Reed
- Christopher Gale
- Tobias Knight

Boyd, Chevin, Reed, Gale, and Knight were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

On January 23, 1713/14, the Executive Council met at the home of Thomas Pollock in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Nathaniel Chevin
- William Reed
- Tobias Knight

Chevin, Reed, and Knight were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

King Tom Blount of the Tuscaroras appeared and complained that the Meherrin Indians had taken two children belonging to the Tuscaroras, and he wanted help to get them back. This Executive Council agreed to help and to provide 150 bushels of corn for their previous service to the colony.

On April 7, 1714, the Executive Council met at the home of Capt. John Hecklefield in Little River in Perquimans Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Thomas Boyd
- Nathaniel Chevin
- William Reed
- Tobias Knight

Boyd, Chevin, Reed, and Knight were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

The records of this meeting include a note that Daniel Richardson was Receiver General of the colony at this time.

Dates: 1722

Locations Met: See Below

On March 30, 1722, the Executive Council met at Eden House. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- William Reed
- Francis Foster
- Richard Sanderson
- John Lovick

Reed, Foster, Sanderson, and Lovick were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

It was noted that Governor Charles Eden had died on March 26th. Thomas Pollock was unanimously elected as the new President of the Executive Council and Acting Governor of North Carolina. The Executive Council directed the Receiver General to pay him £300 annually.

Christopher Gale presented his old commission as the Deputy for the minor, Joseph Blake, Jr., and retook his seat on this Executive Council.

On April 4th (Wednesday) and April 5th (Thursday) of 1722, the Executive Council met in Edenton. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- William Reed
- Richard Sanderson
- John Lovick
- Christopher Gale

Reed, Sanderson, Lovick, and Gale were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

Thomas Pollick resigned as the Deputy to Henry Somerset, 3rd Duke of Beaufort since he was now the official Deputy to the Palatine, which was Sir John Carteret, 2nd Baron Carteret (later 2nd Earl of Granville). The Executive Council unanimously elected Thomas Pollock, Jr. as the new Deputy to Henry Somerset, 3rd Duke of Beaufort until Somerset made his wishes known.

John Lovick presented his recently-received commission, dated March 21, 1720/21, as the new Secretary of the province. He took the oaths of office.

On June 14, 1722, the Executive Council met at the home of Thomas Pollock in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Francis Foster
- Christopher Gale
- John Lovick
- Thomas Pollock, Jr.

Foster, Gale, Lovick, and Pollock Jr. were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

Christopher Gale presented his recently-received new commission (dated August 1, 1721) as Deputy of James Bertie, one of the Lords Proprietors.

John Blount presented his recently-received commission as Deputy of Joseph Blake, Jr, one of the Lords Proprietors. He took the oaths of office and his seat on this Executive Council.

This Executive Council noted that William Maule was the Surveyor General at this point in time.

On August 8, 1722, the Executive Council met at the home of Thomas Pollock in Chowan Precinct. Those in attendance were:
- Thomas Pollock - President
- Christopher Gale
- John Lovick
- Thomas Pollock, Jr.

Gale, Lovick, and Pollock Jr. were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies and members of this Executive Council.

This Executive Council announced the formation of Carteret Precinct and named the Justices of the Peace for said precinct.

Thomas Pollock died on August 30, 1722.
If more information comes available it will be added herein.

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