Land Patent to Henry Nichols
194 acres on Pasquotank River
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 Ever lasting 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 and grant unto Henry Nickoles of our sd. County a Tract of Land containing one hundred and ninety four acres lying on the south West side of Pasquotank River beginning at a Holly on the main Swamp then S45 W80 pole to a Gum binding on the sd. Swamp N35 W40 pole to a red oak N75 W80 pole to a pine N57 W80 pole to a pine N35 E140 pole to a maple S57 E116 pole to a Pine N45 E160 pole to a pine N45 E160 pole to pine binding on various courses of the main Swamp 205 pole to the first station being due for the Importation of one person for every 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 Profitts Commoditys and Hereditaments to the same belonging or appertaining (Except one half of all Gold & Silver Mines) unto him the said Henry Nicholes 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 Henry Nichols 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 12th Day of November Anno Dom: 1730. Witness our trusty and well beloved Sir Richard Everard Barot. GovR. of North Carolina And our trusty and well beloved Councellors. who have hereunto Sett their Hands. Richd. Everard, J. Lovick, Jno. Palin, C. Gale
Source: Albemarle County Records; Vol. 2, pg. 62 [Microfilm C.002.10001]
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