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Deed Book 16 (1822-1824)

[Deed Book 16; pg. 14] Elisha GIBBS to Reubin TAYLOR. 2 Jan 1819. Both of Currituck. Two hundred and ninety five dollars and fifty cents. Land in the neighborhood of Coinjock by Spence ONEAL, Benjamin TAYLOR, Elisha GIBBS, Joseph SIMMONS. Fifty acres. /s/ Elish(sic) GIBBS. Witnesses, Thos. WILLIAMS, Robert WHITE, Andw. DUKE. February Term 1822. Registered 13 Jul 1822.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 23] John HEATH to Julia HEATH. 2 Feb 1822. Both of Currituck. Eight hundred dollars. Land bordered by Daniel LINDSAY. One hundred acres. /s/ John HEATH. Witnesses, JESSE Barnard, Barnard TAYLOR. February Term 1822. Registered 22 Jul 1822.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 46] John M. ROBERTS to Hillary BELL. 29 Jul 1816. John M. ROBERTS and Dorothy his wife of County of Cowan(sic) and State of North Carolina and Hillary BELL of Currituck. One thousand six hundred and fifty dollars. Land in Currituck by James TAYLORs corner..."binding on the said line agreeable to Thomas TAYLORs last will", Samuel SALYEAR, John ALLEN, widow WILLIAMs line, Thomas IVES(?) line. Fifty acres. Also one other track of land commonly called swamp land bounded by William WOODHOUSE, heirs of Thomas TAYLOR, patent of Nathan ONEAL. Seventy-five acres "together wit hall the rights rents and privileges which Lamb TAYLOR his heirs and assigns??? entitled to in virtue of the last will and testament of Thomas TAYLOR which said tract of land and appurtenances were conveyed by Lamb TAYLOR to the aforesaid Dorothy then Dorothy SKINNER by two several deeds of conveyance being dated the 22 day of July in the year 1810 to have and to hold the said two tracts . ..."/s/ John M. ROBERTS Dolly ROBERTS. Witnesses, Wm. NORFLEET, Max(?) HOUGHTON. Malachi HOUGHTON examines Dolly ROBERTS separate and apart from her husband. John Lewis TAYLOR , Ch. Jus.(Chair of Justices?) Registered 1 Aug 1822.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 61] Major WHITEHURST to Dennis SIMMONS 20 Sep 1820. Both of Currituck. Fifteen dollars. Land, one half acre on Knotts Island being part of the tract of land that I live on at this time. By Thomas BRAY. /s/ Major WHITEHURST. Witness, John W. BOWEN, Caleb DUDLEY. May Term 1822. 11 Jan 1823.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 64] William THOMPSON to Benjamin TAYLOR. Both of Currituck. Three hundred and sixty dollars. Negro man Lam. 1 Apr 1822. /s/ William THOMPSON. Witness, E. BALL. May Term 1822. Registered 17 Jan 1823.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 65] E.L. STEVENS to Tremegan TAYLOR. 25 may 1822. Both of Currituck. ?? Hundred dollars. Land in the back woods by Hollowell BEASLEY's plantation, twenty (?) five acres. /s/ E.L. STEVENS. Witness, James TAYLOR. May Term 1822. Registered 17 Jan 1823.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 75] Major WHITEHURST to Luke WHITEHURST. One dollar. Major of Currituck. One horse called by the name of Lightfoot. 22 Apr 1822. /s/ Major WHITEHURST. Witnesses, Joel WATERFIELD, James WICKINGS(?). May Term 1822. Registered, 30 Jan 1823

[Deed Book 16; pg. 81]  March 10, 1822 - Jeremiah LAND for the natural love & affection which I bare to my beloved Daughter & the sum of 5 Shillings paid by my Daughter Melisa GOULD have granted unto her a parcel of land near the Court House. Beginning at the main road opposite the Store House owned by the orphans of John SCURR Esqr. dec’d along by the Store House now occupied by Emerson GOULD various courses by the grave yard to the MAUN plantation to the Sound side to the first containing 11 ½ acres.  Witness S. HALL; Registered Jan. 31, 1823.  [submitted by Judy Brickhouse on May 8, 2015 who says "We now have proof that Jeremiah Land was the Father to Melissa Gould wife of Emerson Gould, & the description of this deed puts them almost exactly in the spot that they are buried. in the Walker-Scurr Cemetery.]

[Deed Book 16; pg. 94] Brickhouse BELL to John MACKIE and John B. JONES. 29 Nov 1820. Brickhouse BELL, guardian to Caleb, Lovey, and Thomas BRAY, orphans of Thomas BRAY deceased. Parcel of marsh, patent to Thomas BRAY dated 21 Dec 1814. One hundred twenty one acres. /s/ B. BELL. Witnesses, E. BELL, Henry WHITEHURST. Unclear Term. Registered 8 Feb 1823.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 95] Josiah TAYLOR to William THOMPSON. 27 Mar 1822. Both of Currituck. Five hundred dollars. Land being the south part of the tract that Reuben TAYLOR formerly lived on now Isaac CASEY. Thirty acres. Witnesses, Enoch L. STEVENS, Adam POYNER. /s/ Josiah (x-his mark) TAYLOR Frances (x-her mark) TAYLOR. May Term 1822. Registered 11 Feb 1823. Second transaction follows, same amount, same people, same witnesses.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 103] Major WHITEHURST to Leven WHITEHURST. Bill of sale. Both of Currituck. Three dollars. Horse by the name of Teague. 22 Apr 1822. /s/ Major WHITEHURST. Witnesses, James WICKER, Joel WATERFIELD, Benjamin WATERFIELD. May Term 1822. Registered 13 Feb 1823.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 125] Major WHITEHURST deed to Leven WHITEHURST. 25 Aug 1822. Both of Currituck. One thousand dollars. Land on Knotts Island bounded by Cornelius JONES, William BONNEY, Edward HARDY, Dennis SIMMONS. Fifty and one half acres. /s/ Major WHITEHURST. Witnesses, Jas(?) WILLIAMS, James GORRETS(?). August Term 1822. Registered 21 Feb 1823.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 128] Tulley DOZIER to James COWELL. 6 Sep 1820. Both of Currituck. Fifteen (?) dollars. Land near the head of the Buckskin Creek by James COWELL, Tulley DOZIER, William PERKINS patent. Five and one fourth acres. /s/ Tulley DOZIER. Witness, M.(?) SIMMONS. August Term 1822. Registered, 21 Feb 1823.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 140] March 27, 1802 - Elizabeth ELKE, native Indian for the natural love & affection I bare towards my well known trusty friend Nath PINKHAM, & me moving have granted & forever quit claim unto him a tract of land known by name of the Indian lands. Beginning on Westermost corner on the Sound along the line towards the Sea to the extent of line then the length of all the lines so as to include the whole of the Indian right to the first. To occupy & enjoy all profits of land & timber without any molestation of any white person whatsoever during his natural life. Provided my Son should live to age of 21 then in that case the land shall be at my Sons disposal & use but in case he should not live to that age then above granted land shall belong to my beloved friend Nath PINKHAM.  Witness: George PINKHAM, William SHARPE

Currituck County - March 3, 1823 Personly appeared before me Richard CHAPELL, School Master, who being duly sworn deposeth that he was well acquainted with the hand writing of George PINKHAM whose signature is annexed to within deed as a subscribing witness & that the signature is of the proper hand writing of PINKHAM to the best of this deponent knowledge, the deponant further sayeth that George PINKHAM & William SHARPE the other subscribing witness to the deed & Elizabeth ELK whose name is subscribed as granter of deed are all dead let the deed be registered.  Signed Jn. DONNELL JSC Sec.   Registered May 27, 1823

[Deed Book 16; pg. 166] Thomas WALSTON to Joseph SIMMONS. 28 Dec 1822. 28 Dec 1822. Both of Currituck. One thousand five hundred dollars. Land in Currituck beginning at the head of the Bay Road at the main road and bounded by Amos GRAY, Thomas POYNER, WOODHOUSE Patent, Lemuel SANDERSON. One hundred and seventeen acres. /s/ Thomas (x-his mark) WALSTON. Witnesses, Benjamin SIMMONS, Thomas TAYLOR. February Term 1823. Registered "the 8 day 1823". Second transaction, same parties and witnesses follows, registered 8 Aug 1823.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 170] Samuel SALYEAR, executor to Samuel MCHONEY, dec'd.  29(?) 1822. All of Currituck. Twenty dollars. Land in Currituck lying in the backwoods(?) by William LUTT. One hundred acres. /s/ S. SALYEAR. Witnesses, Benjamin TAYLOR. W.G. (?) MERCER   February Term 1823. Registered 10 Aug 1823.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 180] Joseph SIMMONS to Benjamin SIMMONS. 20 Jan 1823. Both of Currituck. Eight hundred dollars. Land in Currituck bounded at the head of the Bay Road at the main road by Amos GRAY, Thomas POYNER, WOODHOUSE Patent, Lemuel SANDERSON. One hundred seventeen acres. /s/ Joseph SIMMONS Witnesses, Thomas TAYLOR, Asa SIMMONS. February Term 1823. Registered 11 Aug 1823.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 220] For and in consideration of the sum of Ten Dollars for every 100 acres hereby granted paid in to our Treasury by William WOODHOUSE to said William WOODHOUSE JUNR. A tract of land containing 80 acres laying and being in the County of Currituck an Island of Marsh by the name of Long Point beginning at West point on the sound side to Taylors Creek then binding said Creek various chains to Foster Creek. Entered August the 27, 1822.  Great seal to be affixed.  Witness Gabriel HOLMES Esquire our Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Raleigh the 19 day of December in 47 year of our Independence and the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Two by command Wm. HILL, Secretary.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 242] Jonathan TAYLOR to Jesse and Samuel TAYLOR   20 May 1822(?). All of Currituck. Twenty dollars. Parcel of cypress and juniper swamp lying and being in the County and state aforesaid containing fifty acres in an undivided tract that Jonathan TAYLOR dec. left in his last will to me and my four brothers and I the said Jonathan TAYLOR doth hereby sell all my right title...in the said swamp land to the aforesaid Jesse and Samuel TAYLOR. /s/ Jonathan TAYLOR. Witnesses, John EDY, Wm. BALL, May Term 1823. Registered 21 Jan 1824.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 261] Joseph SIMMONS to Asa SIMMONS 23 Jul 1823. Both of Currituck. one hundred pounds . Land in Currituck bounded by Benjamin TAYLOR's line. Fifty acres. /s/ Joseph SIMMONS. Witnesses, E. BALL, Thos. TAYLOR. August Term 1823. Registered 5 Feb 1824.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 266] John MACKIE Lease to Henry WHITEHURST. 21 Oct 1822. Both of Currituck. Cost was "consideration of the improvement herein after contained" . Land in Currituck by Jeremiah PERKINS, Robert BELL, Francis MORSE. Term of seven years. /s/ John MACKIE. Witness, G.C. MARCHANT. August Term 1823. Registered 7 Feb 1824.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 268] William BRUMSEY to George A. HERBERT. 3 Mar 1822. Both of Currituck. Fifteen dollars and fifty cents. No apparent adjoining landowners named. Sixty two acres. /s/ Will BRUMSEY  Witnesses, Dennis DUNTON, Bartholomew THOMPSON. Proved in open court by the oath of Bartholomew THOMPSON. August Term 1823. Registered 12 Feb 1824.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 281] Samuel ONEAL to Spence ONEAL. 23 Jul 1823. Both of Currituck. One hundred pounds(?) Land in Currituck by Samuel ONEAL, STEPHENS line. Fifty acres. /s/ Samuel ONEAL  Witnesses, E. BALL, Thos. TAYLOR. August Term 1823. Registered 16 Feb 1824.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 298] Waitman BEASLEY et ux. to Reuben TAYLOR. 31 Jan 1823. Waitman BEASLEY and Milbery BEASLEY, all of Currituck. Ten dollars. Land in Currituck in coinjock by Andrew DUKE. Two and a half acres. /s/ Waitman BEASLY, Melbury(?) (x-her mark) BEASLEY. Witnesses, C. TAYLOR, Jeleky (?)(x-his mark) BARLET. Private examination of Milbery BEASLY wife of Waitman BEASLEY. Witness, Spence HALL on 28 May 1823. August Term 1823 proved in open court by the oath of Charles TAYLOR. Registered 11 may 1824.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 309] This indenture made this September 8, 1823 between William and Polly HOLLOWAY and Rebeca HOLLOWAY his Daughters. William HOLLOWAY for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and beareth for his Two Daughters and for the beter maintainance and preferment of the said Polly & Rebeca HOLLOWAY hath given and granted and by these presents doth give and grant unto the said Polly & Rebeca HOLLOWAY and their heirs forever all my estate or property of what kind or nature soever both within doors and without to have and to hold the said property free and clear unto the said two daughters.  Witnesses: Thos. POYNER SEN., William CASON  Registered May 24, 1824.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 309-310] This indenture made this November 25, 1823, we John MORSE and my wife Elenor MORSE for and in consideration of the sum of $60.00 paid to us by Dennis FLORA for a certain parsel of land bounded on the North by Joseph BALLENTINE land, on East Dennis FLORA land, on the South Isaac SNOWDENs land on the West Brantson BELL land containing 6 ¼ acres.  Witness: Stephen BARCLIFT, John N. WILSON  Registered May 24, 1824.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 310-311] This indenture made November 10, 1823 between James G. HALL Clerk and Master in Equity for Currituck County, and Caleb ETHERIDGE witnesseth that for and by virtue of a decree of the Superior Court of Equity William BAXTER, Thomas BAXTER, Mary BAXTER, Sarah BAXTER, Edmund BAXTER, Hilliard BAXTER, Joseph and Ann BAXTER by their Gardien Grace BAXTER Petition to the court to sell land Spring term 1823 ordered Clerk and Master expose the lands to sale and a credit of 6 and 12 months credit, after given due and legal notice did expose to public sale on July 4, 1823, the above land containing 6 acres. Caleb ETHEREDGE Esq. bid the sum of $20.665/6 which amounted to the sum of $124.01 and gave his notes for the purchase money, it being the best bid.  Said land lyes near Currituck Court House joining the land of Burnus MATHIAS? and John WILLIAMS containing 6 Acres.  Registered May 24, 1824

[Deed Book 16; pg. 311-312] Know all men by these presents that I John DANIEL for and in consideration of the sum of $325.00 paid to me by Caleb TOLER for a certain negro woman and her child named Patience and Eliza. September 15, 1823.  Witness: Nancy FORBES, S. HALL; Registered May 24, 1824
[Deed Book 16; pg. 312] This indenture made March 23, 1823, I Daniel BAUM for and in consideration of the sum o$100.00 paid to me by John MIDGETT SEN. for all right of land that is divised to me by my Father to the North West of Morris BAUMs line to contain 100 acres more or less with what I have heired from my Brother Alpheus BAUM the line unknown.  Witness:  Samuel MIDGETT, Stephen WESKETT.  Registered May 24, 1824

[Deed Book 16; pg. 312-313]  December 7, 1818 - We Isom HETER and Sarah HEITER his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of $30.00 paid to them by William WOLLOWAY mariner, for a certain tract of land formerly belonged to Joseph CASE Eastly Hadley WOODHOUSE land South by Thomas WHITE land Westly Charles GRIGGS land containing 40 acres.  Witness: Thos. JARVIS, D. SANDERSON.  Registered May 24, 1824  November Term 1823 Sarah HITER personly appeared in open court and acknowledged that she was at this time fully satisfied and that she did assign the within deed.

[Deed Book 16; pg. 313-314]  November 23 (no year given), Know You that I John MIDGETT of the County of Currituck have given my Son John M. MIDGETT of the County of Tyrel the one third part of the land on Boddis Island divided to me by my Father to contain 100 acres more or less the timber only excepted if caled for.  Witness:  Samuel MIDGETT, Benjamin PAINE.  Registered May 24, 1824

[Deed Book 16; pg. 314] March 23, 1823 - I Daniel BAUM for and in consideration of the sum of $300.00 paid to me by John MIDGETT SEN. For all the land divised to me by my Father and my Brother Alpheus BAUM on the South East side of Morris BAUMs line and known by the name of the BAUM and DALLEY?/DOLLEY? land to contain 200 acres.  Witness Samuel MIDGETT, Stephen WESKETT.  Registered May 24, 1824

[Deed Book 16; pg. 340] Samuel LITTLETON to William THOMSON. 16 Dec 1823. LITTLETON of State of North Carolina and Onslow County acting as agent for the heirs of William STEPHEN, dec. William THOMSON of Currituck. One hundred and twenty five dollars. Land in Currituck by Samuel ONEAL, William THOMPSON, John FISHER. Eleven acres. /s/ Samuel T. LITTLETON. Witnesses, Trimegal (sic) TAYLOR., James (x-his mark) TAYLOR. February Term 1824. Proved in open court by the oath of T. TAYLOR. Registered 16 Aug 1824.

[Deed Book 16, pg. 347] Caleb CAPPS Lease To Caleb WHITE...Caleb CAPPS, JUN. of Currituck unto Caleb WHITE of the afs. county all of my land that I possess for the term of Ten Years. The said WHITE is to till the cleard land in Indian Corn accept such a part as bothe parties shall agree to till in potatoes such as potutoes (sic)and Cotton and the said Caleb WHITE to have three fifth of the corn that is raised on the said land and the said Caleb CAPPS or heirs is to have the other two fifths. The said WHITE is to clear a certain piece of land squar across the tract as fare as a place caled the Branch the said WHITE is to have all that he raises(?)on the land that he clears for one year at the expiration of the term of ten years or on the first day of the ensuing January the said Caleb WHITE or his lawfull representatives is to deliver up the said land peacably and quietly to the proper person claiming the same the said CAPPS is not to be interrupted or dis???? in his quiet possession of his houses and in witness whareof we have hereunto set our hands and caused our seals to be affixed this 21st day of July 1823. /s/ Caleb CAPPS (seal), Caleb WHITE (seal); Wit: William SMITH, Feby Term 1824. Proved in open court by the oath of William SMITH and ordered to be registered, James HALL. Registered March the 4 day 1824 Dennis DOZIER Register(?)

[Deed Book 16?, p. ?] Nathanial MURRELL bill of sale to Jesse SAWYER, Dec. 10, 1823...negro girl by the name of Matilda and a child by the name of Betsy for and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred dollars. /s/ Nathan MURRELL (seal). Wit: Caleb FORBES, T. JARVIS. Proved Feb. Term 1824 by oath of C. FORBES. Reg. Aug. 17, 1824 Dennis DOZIER, James G. HALL Register

[Deed Book 16; pg. 348] Edward ONEAL to John ALLEN. 26 Jan 1824. Both of Currituck. Ten dollars. Land in Currituck bounded by said ALLEN, Elizabeth WILLIAMS. One acre. /s/ Edward (x-his mark) ONEAL Witnesses, William GRIGGS, Benjamin TAYLOR. February Term 1824. Proved in open court by the oath of Benjamin TAYLOR. Registered 11 Aug 1824,
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