Land Patent to William Tillet
308 acres Currituck precinct
His Excelly John Lord Carteret Palatin & the rest of the True & absoluted Lord Proprietors of Carolina. To all to whom these presents that come Greeting in Our Lord God Everlasting. Know ye that we the Lords & Absolute Proprietors according to our great Deed of Grant bearing dates the first day of May Anno Dom 1668 Given to our County of Albemarle under our hands & great Seal of owns Province Do hereby Give & Grant unto William Tillet of our said County a Tract of Land containing Three hundred and Eight Acres lying in Curratuck precinct on the North Sand banks beginning at a Live Oak at Francisís Creek E.N.E160 pole to a Pine NNW,308 pole to an Oak W.S.W:106 pole to Steels Gutt, S.S.E.308 pole to the First Station being due for the transportation of one Person for every Fifty acres appears on Record under this Patent.
To have & to hold the said Land with all the Rights and Priviledges of Hunting Hawking Fishing and Fowling with all Woods Waters & Rivers with all profits Commodities & hereditaments to the same belonging or appertaining (Except one half of all Gold & Silver Mines) unto him the sd. William Tillet his heirs & assigns for ever in as large and ample manner to all intents & purposes as in & by the said Deed is granted or Intended Yielding and Paying unto us our heirs & Successrs. 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 & Successrs: in ffree & comon Soccage Provided that if the sd. William Tillet shall not Seat & plant or cause to be Seated & planted thereon within Three Years after the Date hereof then this patent to be Void otherwise to stand & be in full force. Given Under the Seal of the Colony the 31st. Day of Augt. An. Do. 1730. Witness our Trusty & well beloved Sr. Richd. Everard Bart. Govr. of No.Carolina and the rest of our Trusty & well beloved Councellrs. who have hereunto set their hands. Lovick, Richd. Everard, C. Gale, E. Moseley, J. Worley, Rd. Sanderson, Jno Palin. Recorded in the SecRys. Office.
Source: Albemarle County Records; Vol. 2; pg. 50 [Microfilm C.002.10001]
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