Here are some bits and pieces I’ve collected concerning the Everton surname in Craven County. I am fairly confident that John Everton (d. 1754) was the father of Ezekiel. However, proving it is a different matter. Whether or not this family connects to those of Pasquotank and/or Tyrrell Counties, I don’t know. It is also unclear on just how, or if, the James Everton (1754 militia roll) or Solomon Everton (1756 deed, see below) relates to John and Thomas.
8 Oct 1743
John Everton witnessed the will of William Camble in Beaufort County. Probate: Mar 1743/4
21 Mar 1748
A Deed of Sale from John Ackis to John Bedscot for 150 acres of land in Craven County was proved in Open Court by the oaths of
John Everton & James Conaway Evid. thereto thereupon at the prayer of the said Bedscot the same was Ordered to be Recorded. [The deed to which this refers can be found in Craven County Deed Book 4, p. 186. It bears the date 20 Mar 1749.]
3 Apr 1749
Read the following Petitions for Warrants for Land Vizt: …Thomas Everton 200 Craven
(Minutes of the North Carolina Governor’s Council, Vol. 4, p. 946).
John Everton, James Conway, Thomas Everton [Listed in that order with do. do. do. for the other columns., unsure what the means.] (“Craven County Landowevers 1750’s,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy, Vol. 17, No. 2” by William Perry Johnson, p. 2661)
1 Oct 1751
Read sundry Petitions for Patents for Land as follows Vizt:…Thomas Everton 200 Craven…
(Minutes of the North Carolina Governor’s Council, Vol. 4, p. 1250).
John Everton – admin was Thomas Everton, brother of the deceased
(“North Carolina Administrator Bonds 1680-1778,” Journal of North Carolina Genealogy, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 2736).
4 Oct 1754
James Everton a Private in “a Foot Company of Soldiers Commanded by Capt. Abner Neale…Between the Head of Slocombs Creek to the Head of Turnagain Bay.”
5 Dec 1754
Thomas Everton a Private in the “Company of the North Shore, belonging to Captn. John Shine’s District from the head of Broad Creek Down to the Mouth of the River”
11 Jan 1755
Thomas Everton sold to Benjamin Guthrie for £6 proclamation money 100 acres on the north side of Dawson’s Creek about a mile distant from said Creek and running along the pocosin beg. at a beech… Wit: Silvanus Justice, Joseph Atherly (Craven County Deed Book 9/10, p. 65).
14 May 1755
Mr. Snead moved the Court that Ezeke. Everton an Orphan of ye age of 14 be put apprentice wth the consent of his Mother to Jno. Edmondson to learn the Trade of a Cooper ordered that Indenture be thereupon prepared according to Law (Craven County Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1753-1756).
20 Oct 1755
Thomas Everton sold to Charles Chaneywolf for £10 100 acres north side of Neuse River “all the land belonging to the said Thomas Everton beg. at Benjamin Gutery’s corner tree then North West to a pine and the [?] cource recorded in the patent containing all the land I now own…” (Craven County Deed Book 9/10, p. 303).
16 Feb 1756
Whereas the several persons whose names are inserted in the schedule hereunto annexed are indebted to the said Elias Lagardue and John Williams i the respective sums of money opposite to which their names are severally in the said schedule written…debts are sold for 3,158 pounds, 19 shillings and 8 pence half penny to George Campbell of Liverpool, merchant
A Schedule containing the several debts assigned by Elias Lagardeu and John Williams by the Indenture to which the same is annexed: to wit:
John Everton £3.14.11
Thomas Everton £1.17.2
(Craven County Deed Book 9/10, p. 353).
8 Nov 1756
Solomon Everton witnessed, with John Oliver & William Vaughn, a deed between Daniel Shine and James Shine. (Craven County Deed Book 9/10, p. 301).
10 Nov 1756
Lagarde and Williams vs. Thomas Everton. Verdict that the defendant did assume and assess damages 6 pounds (10s?) proc. with costs (Craven County Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1753-1756).
10 Feb 1757
Deed of Sale from Thomas Everton to Charles Chanywolf for one hundred acres of Land in Craven County was proved in open Court by the Oath of Jos. Crispin one of the subscribing Evidence thereto and ordered to be registered (Craven County Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1757-1758).
27 Apr 1757
James Everton witnessed a deed b/w Joseph Crispen and James Roberts. Other witnesses: Thomas Little and Joseph Oliver (Craven County Deed Book 9/10, p. 422).
2 Jul 1766
Ann Bright sells to Ezekiel Everton for £6 proclamation money 20 acres adj. Ed. Gatlin near the Thorofare… (Craven County Deed Book 12, p. 176).
7 Oct 1767
Ezekiel Everington & his wife Sarah Everton sell to Anne Gaskins for £20 proclamation money, 96 acres north side of Neuse beg. at a bay tree along Linkfield’s line…granted by Patent Dated 23 Feby. 1764 to John Davis Gentl. decd. and by his last Will & Testament devised in trust to John Starkey, and by Deed dated 14 Novembr. 1755 Granted by the aforesd. John Starkey unto Fisher Gaskins [Craven County Deed Book 9/10, p. 115]…and since that time conveyed unto Susannah Needham by Deed on Record [Craven County Deed Book 9/10, p. 232], and since that time Granted by Deed on Record unto Susannah Plant Daughter of the afsd. Susannah & Walter Plant and now Wife of the aforesaid Ezekiel Everton… (Craven County Deed Book 14, p. 174).
6 October 1767
A Deed of Sale from Ezekiel Everton & Sarah Evirington his Wife to Anne Gaskins for Ninety six Acres of Land was acknowledged in open Court by the within Named Ezekiel Evernton & Sarah his Wife agreeable to Law and Ordered to be Registered (Craven County Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1767-1775, Deeds Acknowledged).
A Deed of Sale from Ann Bright to Ezekiel Everton for Twenty Acres of Land was proved in open Court by the Oath of James Arthur Evidence thereto agreeable to Law and Ordered to be Registered (Craven County Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1767-1775, Deeds Acknowledged).