Thomas Amy, NC; 1701
I am not related to this family; just entering information from my July, 2004 issue of "Carolina Trees & Branches."
"Order from Gov. Henderson Walker relating to Bay River Indians, N. Carolina, May 14th, 1701.Whereas Mr. Thomas Amy hath made information to my yt he with some other men being in Indian Canoe with five Inidans who pretended to carry them to ye English butt gooing a shoare they took up a gun and a boy and arrow and presented it at ye said Mr. Amy butt he having one of ye Indians in ye canoe who could not readily leap out he secured him and pretended to kill him with his sword upon wch they run away.Wherefore in his majies name I doe impowe the said Mr. Thos. Amy, Capt. Thos. Luten, Mr. Nicho's Tyler, Capt. Nicho Daw and Mr. Wm. Barrow or any three of them to go to ye Matchepungo or Bear River Indians and there to demand the aforesaid Indians to be delivered up to them who made ye assault as alsoe the arms they conveyed away."(the letter goes on)
This was quoted from the NC Hist & Gen Reg-Vol 1-No 4-Oct 1900-J.R.B. Hathaway.