Land Patent to Thomas Ashley Jr.
120 acres Cashouke Creek
His Excelly John Lord Carteret Palatin and the Rest of the true & absolute Lord PropRs. of Carolina To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting Know Ye that We the said Lords and absolute PropRs: according to our Great Deed of Grant bearing date the first Day of May Anno Dom: 1668
Given to our County of Albemarle under our Hands and Great Seal of our said Province Do hereby Give & Grant unto Thomas Ashley Junr. a Tract of Land containing one hundred and Twenty acres lying upon the Head of Cashouke Creek
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To have and to hold the said Land with all Rights & Priviledges of hunting hawking, fishing and fowling with all Woods Waters & Rivers with all Profits Commoditys and Hereditaments to the Same belonging or appertaining (Except one half of all Gold & Silver Mines) unto him the Said Thomas Ashley his Heirs and assigns for Ever, in as large and ample Manner to all Intents and Purposes as in and by the said Deed is granted or Intented, Yielding and paying unto Us our Heirs and Successors Yearly every twenty Ninth day of Septmeber the ffee Rent of One Shilling for every fifty Acres hereby Granted to be holden of us Our Heirs & Successors in free and Common Soccage, Provided that if the said Thomas Ashley shall not Seat & plant or Cause to be Seated and planted thereon within three Years after the Date hereof then this patent to be void otherwise to stand and be of full Force. Given under the Seal of the Colony thes the 30th Day of October Anno Dom: 1730. Witness our trusty and well beloved Sir Richard Everard Barronet GovR: of North Carolina and our trusty and well beloved Councellors who have hereunto Set their Hands. Richd. Everard, J. Lovick, Jno. Palin, C. Gale, J. Worley.
Source: Albemarle County Records; Vol. 2; pg. 57 [Microfilm C.002.10001]
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