Land Patent to Arthur Melson
635 acres Currituck Precinct
His Excelly John Lord Carteret Palatine and the Rest of the true and absolute Lords Proprs. of Carolina To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting Know ye that We the said Lords and 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 and Grant unto Arthur Melson of our sd. County a Tract of Land containing Six hundred and thirty five Acres lying on the Northern Cove in Curratuck precinct beginning at the Sea Side binding on Feilds line S70 W300 pole a pine in Cotton bay Marsh then Various Courses running or binding on Williams line Abingtons line, Fowlers line various Courses binding on all lines from the Northward as farr as Burtonís line 710 pole then N70 E100 pole to the Sea Side So binding on the Various Courses 550 pole to the first Station being due for the Importation of one person for evey fifty acres as appears upon 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 Hereditaments to the same belonging or appertaining (Except one half of all Gold & Silver Mines) unto him the said Arthur Melson 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 September 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 Arthur Melson 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 the Twelth Day of November Anno Dom 1730.
Witness our trusty and well beloved Sir. Richd. Everard Baronet Govr. of No. Carolina and our trusty and well beloved Councellrs. who have hereunto Sett their Hands. Richd. Everard, J. Lovick, Jno. Palin, C.Gale.
Source: Albemarle County Records; Vol. 2, pg. 60 [Microfilm C.002.10001]
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