General Court of North Carolina
26 Feb 1694
Richard Pope arrested to answer ye sute of Lawrence Mageo and Mary his wife Guardians of Wm̄ Battle son and heir of John Battle decd in a plea of trespas of ye case And ye Plantf by their Attorn Mr.
Andrew Ros saith yt ye sd Richard Pope in or about ye year 1691 into one plantac̄on and two hundred and twenty seven acres of land to ye said Wm Battle belonging lying and being in Pascotanck prct in Newbegun Creeke unlawfully hath entered and the said Wm Battle hath desseized and many Injurys thereon hath done and still doth Comit to ye damage of ye sd Wm Battle one hundred pounds And ye said Rich Pope by Mr Jno Porter his Attorney Defends ye Injury and saith yt ye said land is not ye land of ye said Wm̄ Battle as ye Plaintfs have aleged and in this he casteth himselfe upon ye Country and ye Plaintifs likewise. Wherefore ye Marshall is required to cause to come here twelve true and lawfull men of ye vicinage and who to neither party are related by whom ye truth of ye matter may be known who Impanelled and sworne. viz
Mr Caleb Calloway
Mr Jno Godfrey,
Evidence for plaintf
Apparently, William Battle, son and heir of John Battle, sold land in North Carolina. In Court on 1 Mar 1694, Andrew Ros, Attorney of Lawrence Mageo and Mary his wife, acknowledged his deed of Sale to Rich Pope.