Land Patent to James Brodgen
400 acres Bertie precinct
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 James Brodgen of our sd. County a Tract of Land containing four hundred Acres lying in Bertie precinct in the ffork of the great Creek beginning at a hickory in the Joyning Creek then S20 W.54 pole to a poplar. Then N.85 W.254 pole to the center of three hickorys then N.20 Et. 254 pole to a white Oak on the South side of the great Creek then S.85 W.254 pole to the first station being due for the Importation of one person for every ffifty acres as appears on Record under this Patent
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 Heriditaments to the Same belonging or appertaining (Except one half of all Gold & Silver Mines) unto him the Said James Brodgen 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 & common Soccage, Provided that if the said James Brodgen 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 & be of full force Given Under the Seal of the Colony the 30th. Day of September Anno. Dom: 1730. Witness our trusty and well beloved Sir Richard Everhard Barronet Govr. Of North Carolina. And our trusty and well beloved Councellors who have hereunto Set their Hands. C.Gale, J.Worley (no other signatures)
Source: Albemarle County Records; Vol. 2; pg. 52 [Microfilm C.002.10001]
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