Quit Rent Payments, Perquimans County, North Carolina, 1735
"QUITRENT. A fixed sum, payable in money or in kind (produce or
commodities), owed by a FREEHOLDER to his feudal superior in lieu of other
services. In colonial North Carolina quitrents were often minor sums collected
mainly to symbolize the authority of the Lords Proprietors or the Crown."
[Definition from: North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History,
2nd edition, p. 593]
Scanned by Harold Colson in April 2000.
Source: The State Records of North Carolina, Volume XXII, pp. 240, 251-254
ARREARS OF QUIT RENTS
ACCOUNT of the Receipt of one-half of the arrears of His
Majesty's Quit Rents for Albemarle County (vizt) from 29 September 1729, to March
1732, Computed at the difference of Seven for one pound Sterling in the Currency
of this Province - 12 June, 1735.