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Deed Book 17 (1824-1827)

[Deed Book 17; pg. 60] Maxey (Maxamilion) FISHER and Enoch POYNER to Reuben TAYLOR. 25 Nov 1824.  All of Currituck. Two hundred dollars. Land in Currituck in Coinjock beginning at a sweet gum formerly STEPHENs corner; by Ruben TAYLOR's line; by Holloway FISHER's line; Thomas WILLIAMS. Fifty and a half acres. /s/ Maximilion (x-his mark) FISHER and Enoch (x-his mark) POYNER. Witnesses, Hosea BALL and Demsey BURTON. November Term 1824 proved in open court by oath of Hosea BALL. Registered 1 mar 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 75] Noah HOBBS Gift to Betsey BEACHAM et alis
To all person to whom these presents shall come greeting I Noah HOBBS of Currituck County and State of North Carolina Know Ye that I the said Noah HOBBS for and inconsideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bare to my present wifes children viz Bored BEACHAM Betsey BEACHAM and Necey BEACHAM and for divers other good causes and conciderations have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the above mentioned children Bored Betsey Nicey BEACHAM the following articles viz one feather bed and furniture to Boyed to ditto one yoak of oxen one steer on the Bank two sows and eight shoats, I give to Betsey BEACHAM one bed and furniture and one loom an ewe one cow and calf one Heiffer on Dues Quarter Island one yew one pair of flat irons two chest I give and grant to Nicey BEACHAM one bed and furniture one cow and calf and one young steer on the Island one little wheel one yew one pot and dutch oven two pot trammels one table one chest to have and to hold and enjoy all and singular the said good chattels and personls estate afsd unto the said Boyed and Betsey and Nicey BEACHAM there Executors Admst and assigns to the own proper use and behoof of them the said children there Executors Adms and assigns forever and I the said Noah HOBBS do and will warrant and forever defend the right of the above mentioned articles unto the above mentioned children agains all persons whatsoever shall and will and will forever defend by these presents In witness I set my hand afixed my [seal] the 14 of July 1824.  /s/ Noah [x] HOBES; Test Thos B. JARVIS

State of North Carolina Currituck ss August Term 1824
     This deed from Noah HOBBS to the wifs? BEACHAMs was proved by the oath of Thomas B JARVIS in open court and ordered to be registered.  /s/ James G. HALL

Registered April the 16 day 1825
    Attest  WD BARNARD for Dennis DOZIER  P Register

[Deed Book 17; pg. 98-99] Noah HOBBS Deed to Nancy BEACHAM
This Indenture made the 14 of July in the year of our Lord 1824 betwean Noah HOBBS of the one part and Nancy BEACHAM the daughter of Zebe BEACHAM of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Noah HOBBS as well for and in concideration of the natural love and affection he hath and beareth to the said Nancy BEACHAM my daughter in law as also for the better maintainance performed of the said Nancy BEACHAM hath given and granted alein infee offed and confirmed and by this doth give grant and alien infee off and confirm unto the said Nancy BEACHAM all the messuage or tenement situated in the County of Currituck and known by the name of Dews Quarter Island being the third part of the land belonging to Ziblon? BEACHAM with all and singular its appurtenances and houses and out houses and _____  __versions remainder? and remainders? unto and services of the said premises and all the Estate right title intrest property claim and demands whatsoever of him the said Noah HOBBS to the only proper use and behoof she the said Nancy BEACHAM her heirs and assigns forever and the [said] Noah HOBBS for himself his heirs Executors and admst doth covenant and grant to and with the said Nancy BEACHAM her heirs and assigns shall and lawfully may from henceforth forever hereafter peasably and quietly have hold ocupy possess and enjoy the said messuages tenements land and premises hereby given and granted or mentioned or intended so to be with there appurtenances free clear and discharged off and from all former gifts grants bargains and sales ____ _____ dowers estates entails rents charges arranges of rents and off and from all forms other titles troubles charges and incumberances whatsoever had made committed during? or suffered or to be had made committed during? or suffered by him the said Noah HOBBS his heirs Executors or admst or any other person or persons lawfully claiming to claim by from or under him them? any or either of them as Witness my hand and seal.  /s/ Noah [x] HOBBS   {seal}
    Test  Thos B. JARVIS

State of North Carolina Currituck ss August Term 1824
    This deed of gift from Noah HOBBS to Nancy BEACHAM was proved by the oath of Thomas B. JARVIS in due form of law and ordered registered.  /s/ James G. HALL, Clerk

Registered April the 25 day 1825
     Attest  WD BARNARD for Dennis DOZIER   P Register

[Deed Book 17; pg. 112] Josiah ETHEREDGE to William HUMPHRIES. 30 Nov 1824. Both of Currituck. One thousand ninety six dollars. Land in Currituck bounded by James and Josiah ETHEREDGE. Witnesses, James BELL, James COWELL. November Term 1824. Registered 7 May 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 118] James WHITEHURST to Willis WILKINS. 26 OCT 1824. Both of Currituck. Five hundred and fifty dollars. Land in Indian Ridge District bounded by Richard(?) PARR, SR., William PARR deceased heirs; Tully DOZIER. Fifty acres. A second tract of land by Tully DOZIER; HUTCHINGs Patent; twenty five acres. All that land that the said James now lives on which was purchased by his father Samuel WHITEHURST of Caleb PARR deceased. the latter parcel all the land which the said James holds which his father Samuel WHITEHURST deceased purchased from Gideon GREGORY. /s/ James WHITEHURST. Witnesses, Dennis DOZIER and Philip DOZIER. November Term 1824. Registered 10 May 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 124] David MORSE to Samuel THOMPSON. 30 Nov 1824. No residence of the parties listed. Forty two dollars and fifty cents. Land in Currituck bounded by a black gum near the Landing Gap to include two piney (?) islands then south to the mouth of the creek at the River thence up the creek to the head and so as to include all the high land there to the first station being the piece of land that William SIMMONS willed to be sold and is part of the said land that he the said William SIMMONS bought of Kedar MULDER and laying in Gibbs' woods being the land that fell to John LEE the son of Philip LEE, deceased, and I the same David MORSE purchased from him the said John LEE all his right and title of him said John being one half of the above bounded land and premises with the appertenances thereunto belonging being called eight acres of land more or less.../s/ David MORSE. Witnesss, Sam FEREBEE, John HUMPHRIES. November Term 1824. Registered 11 May 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 141] Alexander WHITE to Caleb MILLER. 14 Jan 1825. Both of Currituck. One thousand dollars. Land in Currituck laying on Bells Island by David JONES; James WHITE. Fifty acres. /s/ Alexander W.(?) WHITE. Witnesses, George (A?) HERBERT(?) and John TAYLOR. February Term 1825, proved by oath of John TAYLOR. Registered 16 May 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 142] Thomas JARVIS to Nancy KELLAM bill of sale. Ninety dollars. Both of Currituck. One fifth part and the one half of a fifth part of a negro women and child called by the name of Soffe and the boy child named Jesse. 23 Feb 1825. /s/ Thomas JARVIS. Witnesses, Levi WALKER and Jesse TAYLOR. February Term 1825. Registered 16 May 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 147] Isaac BAXTER, Sheriff to Caleb MILLER. 24 Feb 1820. Mentioned " a certain writ of five facias of the State spend(?) out of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions held for the County of Currituck at the Courthouse in Currituck on the last Monday in November 1819 and to me directed as sheriff of Currituck County whereby I was commanded in the following words. Viz. State of North Carolina to the Sheriff of Currituck County greeting we command to that of the goods and chattles land and tenements of James NICHOLSON and Cyprean(?) SHEPHERD if to be found in your balliwick you cause to be made the sum of twenty nine pounds with interest thereon & (?) which lately in our county court of pleas and quarter sessions held for Currituck County at the court house in Currituck of John LEURR(?) assignee recount (?) of him for debt and as also the sum of eleven pounds eleven shilling and nine pence for cost and charges in the said suit expended whereof the same James NICHOLSON and Cyprean are liable as appears to us of record and have you the said cononces(?) besides your fees for this services before our said court on the last Monday in February next thru and there to render the said John SCURR assignee his debt damage cost and charges aforesaid herein fail not and have sace(?) there and there this write witnesses Thos. BAXTER clerk of the said court at his office at Currituck the 1 day of December in the XLIV year of the Independence of America Anno Domini 1819. Also four other Executions one Hezekiah WALKER vs. James NICHOLSON et alis; judgment five pounds, two shillings, one pence, cost eight pounds, seven shillings, nine pence, once the officers vs. James NICHOLSON judgment and cost sixteen pounds, seventeen shillings, and five pence one Perry DOZIER recd plaintiff James NICHOLSON amount judgment and cost thirty three pounds, no shillings, four pence and I the said Isaac BAXTER sheriff in obedience to the writ Five Faces to me directed did enter upon and take possession of a certain track or parcel of land whereon the said James NICHOLSON lived sufficient property being not to be found which land is situated laying and lying in the County of Currituck in Coinjock bounded as follows by the land of Josiah NICHOLSON JUN. on the east and on the North and on the West by the land of Hannah TWIFORD containing twenty eight(?) acres with all the appertenances thereto belonging with all notice by advertising according to law did expose the same to sale by the way of public vendue the purpose aforesaid on the premises on the 24th day of February 1820 when and where Caleb MILLER appeared and bid the sum of seven dollars and one cent per acre and was the highest bidder now this indenture witnesseth that I the said Isaac BAXTER Sheriff by virtue of the said writs to me directed and the law in such cases is considered of the sum of one hundred and ninety six dollars and twenty eight centers as aforesaid to me in hand paid by the said Caleb MILLER the receipt thereof I hereby acknowledge hath gained sold alience infee offed(?) and confirmed unto the said Caleb MILLER his heirs and assigned forever as fair and I the said Isaac BAXTER sheriff of the County of Currituck aforesaid can convey in (?) of the law inforces made for the recovery of debts by which law &(?) proceedings herein mentioned are well and sufficiently warranted and defended in witness where of I the said Isaac BAXTER sheriff of Currituck County aforesaid hath hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date above written signed sealed and delivered in the presents of Thos L. LAND and James G. HALL /s/ Isaac BAXTER sheriff. February Term 1825. Registered 17 May 1825.

[Deed Book 17?; p. ?] Zachariah OWENS deed of gift to Munro MURRELL. Dec. 20, 1822. "One Sorrel mair having a blaze fase for the love and Good will I have for the said child. I do give and bequeath unto the said child the said mare and her increase to the said Munro him or his heirs forever."  /s/ Zacherier OWENS. Wit: Chas. H. COOPER, Abel OWENS. Proved Feb. Term 1825 by oath of Abel OWENS. Registered May 17, 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 167] James POYNER to Spence ONEAL. 26 Feb 1825. James POYNER JUN. Both of Currituck. Thirty dollars. Land in Coinjock District one fifth part of a lot in the land of John STEPHENS, deceased that fell to my mother Sally STEPHENS, wife of James POYNER, SEN. adjoining the lot of Enoch STEPHENS on the south and Willoughby STEPHENS on the north. Eight acres. /s/ James (x-his mark) POYNER. Witnesses. Thos. TAYLOR, M. SIMMONS. Proved in February Term 1825 by oath of Thomas TAYLOR. Registered 20 May 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 173] Polly WHITEHURST (WHEATLEY is crossed out and WHITEHURST written in) to Jesse LEE. 24 Feb 1825. Both of Currituck. Eight dollars. Land that feel to me by the death of John LEE and his daughter Sally LEE which land is lying in Moyock District. /s/ Polly (x-her mark) WHITLEY (sic). Witnesses, Wm. DOXEY, James BRABBELL. February Term 1825. Registered 27 May 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 207] Levin WHITEHURST to Hilary WHITE. Seven dollars. Both of Currituck. One negro boy by the name of Toney. /s/ Levin WHITEHURST. Witnesses, Henry WHITE, William BONNY, May Term 1825. Registered 18 Aug 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 219] Robert POYNER to Peter WHITEHURST. Three hundred and seventy five dollars. Both of Currituck. Negro man Ezekiel aged about twenty one. 5 Apr 1825. /s/ Robert (x-his mark) POYNER. Witnesses, J.(?) FORBES and Philip DOZIER. May Term 1825. Registered 24 Aug 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 226] Thomas ROBERTS et ux deed to Demcy BALLANCE 4 Apr 1825. Thomas ROBERTS and Nancy his wife. All of Currituck. Fifty dollars Land bounded by James DOUGLAS; said BALLANCE's line; Caleb WALKER. Ten acres. /s/ Thomas (x-his mark) ROBERTS Nancy (x-her mark) ROBERTS. Witnesses, M. SIMMONS, Joseph G. FOSTER. May Term 1825. Registered 24 Aug 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 227] Jehu PARKER to Sandford DOXEY. 17 Mar 1825. Both of Currituck. Twenty dollars. Land in Currituck by John L,(T.?) HAMPTON. Two acres (?). /s/ Jehu (x-his mark) PARKER. Witness, Hosea BALL. May Term 1825. Registered 25 Aug 1825.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 242] John KENION to James COWELL (SEN.?) 25 May 1825. Both of Currituck Nine three dollars. Land in Currituck in the district of Tulls Creek bounded by LUFFMAN's heirs line; Thomas MILLS. Sixty two acres. /s/ John (x-his mark) KENYON Witness, Richard DOZIER. May Term 1825. Registered 10 Feb 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 247] James POYNER deed of gift to Polly KINSEY. Love and good will I have...to my sister Polly KINSEY. Both of Currituck. Five acres. Bounded by Thomas MILLER, DUKE's line; Lamuel KINSEY. /s/ James (x-his mark) POYNER. Witnesses, James NICHOLSON, Nancy NICHOLSON. August Term 1825. Registered 10 May 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 271] Enock POYNER to Clarinda FISHER. Three hundred and thirty three dollars. Land in Currituck by James DOUGLAS, Charles TAYLOR, Samuel ONEAL, Mitchael SIMMONS. Thirty five acres. /s/ Enock (x-his mark) POYNER. Witnesses, Edward TAYLOR, James NICHOLSON. August Term 1825. Registered 18 May 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 313] Jonathan MCCOY and Mary his wife to Edward POWERS. All of Currituck. Twenty dollars. Land and Plantation belonging to Cornelius POWERS deceased being the land where Cornelius POWERS deceased lived last before his death. /s/ Jonathan (x-his mark) MCCOY. Mary (x-her mark) MCCOY. Witnesses, Thomas LUFFMAN, Robert (s-his mark) POWERS. November Term 1825. Registered 10 Jun 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 319] Grandy BELL to James COWELL. 1(?) Ma 1823(?), Both of Currituck. Thirty six dollars. Land in Currituck on East Ridge bounded by Thomas BELL, Frances JARVIS, Robert BELL. Twelve acres. /s/ Grandy (x-his mark) BELL. Witness, Nancy MANNING. February Term 1826. Registered 6(?) Jul 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 321] Samuel BELL to James COWELL. 26 May 1820. Samuel BELL of Camden County. James COWELL of Currituck. Four hundred dollars. Fifty acres in Currituck adjoining the land of said James COWELL bounded by Willoughby DOZIER. /s/ Samuel BELL. Witness, Joseph DOZIER. February Term 1826. Registered 7 Jul 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 355] James WHITEHURST to John B. JONES. 5 Jan 1826. Both of Currituck. Five acres. On Knots Island in the Great Swamp by John B. JONES, the heirs of Benjamin WATERFIELD, deceased, Thomas DUDLEY. Twenty dollars. /s/ James W. WHITEHURST. Witnesses. William LITCHFIELD, William BONNEY.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 367] Benjamin TAYLOR to Ann SIMMONS. 12 Mar 1826. Both of Currituck. Five hundred and twenty five dollars. Land in Currituck known by the name of Walker Tract bounded by Joseph SIMMONS, Caleb WALKER. Fifty acres. /s/ Benjamin TAYLOR. Witnesses, E. BALL, Jesse HOLLOWAY. May Term 1826. Registered 15 August 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 418] Samuel THOMPSON to James C. HALL 29 Aug 1826. One hundred dollars. No residence for either listed. Land in Currituck by James G. HALL, Samuel THOMPSON, Currituck Sound. Sixteen and a quarter acres. /s/ S. THOMPSON. Witness, S. FEREBEE, August Term 1826. Registered 16 Nov 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 452] James WHITEHURST,SEN. to James WHITEHURST. 8 Jun 1826. Both of Currituck. Thirty dollars. Land that descended to me by the death of Enoch WHITEHURST, deceased being part of the manner plantation on East Ridge in said County. Twenty acres that I bought of Henry and William WHITEHURST which is part of the said tract being in the whole three(sic) acres. /s/ James WHITEHURST. Witnesses, Philip DOZIER, Peter WHITEHURST. August Term 1826. Registered, 24 Nov 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 453] Samuel WHITEHURST et alis to James WHITHURST. 8 Jun 1826. Transaction lists James WHITEHURST and Sally, Samuel WHITEHURST and Nathan ONEAL and Polly his wife, John LEE, Nancy WHITEHURST, and Samuel WHITEHURST, JUN. Land upon the East Ridge being one part of the Plantation that descended to us by the death of Enoch WHITEHURST being part of the manner plantation which formerly belonged to Samuel WHITHURST, SENR. deceased. Thirty acres bounded by Caleb SEARS, William BELL, Nathan ONEAL, Peter WHITEHURST. /s/ Sally (x-her mark) WHITEHURST, Samuel WHITEHURST, Petr WHITEHURST, Nathan ONEAL, Polly (x-her mark) NEAL (sic), John (x-his mark) SEARS, Nancy (x-her mark) WHITEHURST, Samuel (x-his mark) WHITEHURST. Witnesses, Philip DOZIER, William SEARS. Sep (?) Term 1826. Registered 24 Nov 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 459] Charles TAYLOR to Caleb MILLER. 26 May 1825. Charles TAYLOR constable in the County of Currituck. MILLER of Currituck. Warrant dated 13 Nov 1824 signed by Jas(?) DAVENPORT Esqr. of Tyrrell Co. to serve on Miles T. TRUIT(?) to answer the complaint of Caleb MILLER. Debt in the sum of one hundred dollars. /s/ Charles TAYLOR. Witness, S. SALYEAR. November Term 1825. Registered 4 Dec 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg.478] Trimegan TAYLOR's Patent. State of North Carolina #638(?). Ten dollars for every hundred acres. A tract of land containing twenty acres of swamp land lying in Currituck County in Cowin Jock District. By Thomas TAYLOR deceased. Patent: Thomas MOLLIS (MORRIS?); Thomas TAYLOR's New Patent line. /s/ J.G. BURTON by Command, Wm. HILL, Secretary. Registered 24 Apr 1827.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 493] Peter WHITEHURST and Pemmey his wife to Solomon SPRATT. All of the County of Princess Anne in Virginia. Two hundred and fifty dollars. Land in Currituck on Knotts Island. Fifty acres. Bounded by Zachariah SIMPSON, James WHITEHURST. The same land and appurtenances which Pemmy WHITEHURST wife of the said Peter WHITEHURST derived from her brother James SIMPSON, deceased. Recorded in Court of Princess Ann County in State of Virginia. /s/ Peter WHITEHURST, Pemmy (x-her mark) WHITEHURST . Witnesses William WHITEHURST, Edward C. LAND, Z.G. FENTRESS. 11 May 1826, Princess Anne court(?). Currituck Court, November Term 1826.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 502] Samuel (Lemuel?) TAYLOR and Nancy his wife to Robert WILLIAMS. Both of Currituck. Five hundred dollars. Land in Currituck. Seventy-five acres. Bounded by POYNER's line. Michael WHITSON, John MERCER, deceased. /s/ Samuel (x-his mark) TAYLOR and Nancy (x-her mark) TAYLOR. Witnesses, Hosea BALL and John POYNER. February Term 1827. Registered 15 May 1827.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 511] James MORSE to Henry BALLENTINE. 18 Dec 1826. Thirty one and a quarter(?) dollars. Land in Currituck by Joseph BALLANCE(?); Henry BALLANTINE. /s/ James MORSE. Witnesses, Wm. DOXY, SEN(?), Joseph (x-his mark) BELL. February Term 1827. Registered 16 May 1827.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 525] Benjamin C. KELLAM to John BURBUSH. 26 Sep 1826. One hundred fifty dollars. Both of Currituck. Land in Coinjock. Sixty two acres. /s/ B.C. KALLAM. Witnesses C. TAYLOR, Alexander (x-his mark) POLE. February Term 1827. Registered 21 May 1827.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 527] Dennis DOZIER, SEN. to James COWELL. 11 Jun 1825. Both of Currituck. Two hundred seventy one dollars. sixty six and two thirds cents. Land in Currituck. Seventy acres. /s/ Dennis DOZIER, SEN. Witnesses, Joseph DOZIER, SEN. to James COWELL. 11 Jun 1825. Both of Currituck. Two hundred seventy one dollars, sixty six and two thirds cents. Land in Currituck. Seventy acres. /s/ Dennis DOZIER, SEN. Witnesses, Joseph DOZIER, C. (?)FEREBEE. February Term 1827. Registered 22 May 1827.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 535] Isaac BAXTER, Sheriff to Samuel TAYLOR. 15 Jan 1827. Both of Currituck. Land of John MERCER. For debt of sixty dollars with interest from 13 Sep 1822 . /s/ Isaac BAXTER, Sheriff. Witnesses: Robert WILLIAMS, Will BRUMSEY. February Term 1827. Registered 25 May 1827.

[Deed Book 17; pg. 537] Jeremiah PERKINS Deed of Gift to George L. and Sarah PERKINS. 27 Nov 1826. All of Currituck. George L. , son and Sarah, daughter of Jeremiah. All I purchased of John LEE in Currituck in Gibbs Woods bounded by Jessie LEE, orphan of Phillip LEE, deceased and land of Daniel MORSE. Fifty acres. /s/ J. PERKINS, Witnesses, C. BELL and Samuell THOMPSON. February Term 1827. Registered 26 May 1827.

No part of these deed abstracts may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these deeds that pertains to your families, I would strongly suggest that you either order a copy of the deed from the county or look at a copy of the microfilm on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information.

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