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Deed Book 25

[Deed Book 25; pg. 85] Thomas M. MIDGETT of Tyrrell County "...for & in consideration of love & affection which I have & do bare towards my daughter Nancy ETHERIDGE & Thos. ETHERIDGE, her husband & as well as receiving the sum of $500.00..." granted a tract of land in Currituck County on Roanoak Ialsn and joining Samuel  N. MIDGETT, the Cypress Swamp, I.B. ETHERIDGE and Wateman BEASLEY, containing 75 2/3 acres, "...it being the land I bought of Nancy ETHERIDGE, wife of Wm. ETHERIDGE and all the land I possess on Roanoak Island..".  This indenture was made June 24, 1847.  Wit: A. TWINE, John B. ETHERIDGE.  /s/ Thomas M. MIDGETT.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 87] William ROLLINS of Hyde County sold to Samuel N. MIDGETT of Currituck County, for $80.00, a tract of land on Roanoak Island running the width of Thos. ETHERIDGE's, dec'd., land to make 60 acres, it being the land William ROLLINS bought from Benj. H. ETHERIDGE, son of Thos, ETHERIDGE, dec'd.  This indenture was made August 19, 1847.  Wit:  Adam D. ETHERIDGE, Jesse ETHERIDGE.  /s/ William ROLLINS.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 123-124] Joseph OWENS sold to Joseph F. MIDGET, for $500.00, a tract of land on Powells Point adjoining Samuel OWENS, OLDS, and HARDY lines, containing 200 acres.  This indenture was made July 24, 1847.  Wit:  Gilbert LOWRY, Richard GRAY.  /s/ Joseph OWENS.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 151] Joshua HARRISON of Currituck County, by virtue of an order from Nov. Term 1847 court, sold at auction the negroes of Isaac DAVIS, dec'd., at which time Samuel MIDGETT of Tyrrell County became the highest bidder on a Negro girl named Sally Ann for $341.00.  This bill of sale was made January 4, 1848.  Wit: J.L. DEY (Joseph).  /s/ J. HARRISON, adm'r.  Registered: March 15, 1848.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 234-235] Joseph F. MIDGETT of Currituck County sold to Richard GRAY of Currituck County, for $250.00, a tract of land in Currituck County on Powells Point joining Samuel OWENS' land, Willoughby OLDS and HARDY's line, containing 100 acres.  This indenture was mane January 30, 1848.  Wit: Thomas GRIGGS, W.A. JARVIS.  /s/ Joseph F. [x] MIDGETT.  Registered: March 15, 1849.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 300-301] Solomon A. BAUM of Currituck County sold to Elizabeth MIDGETT of Currituck County, for $20.00, a tract of land on Roanoak Island joining Esther MEEKINS, Hugh GAYLORD, and others, "...it being the land I bought of George Anah ETHERIDGE and Phias ETHERIDGE...", containing 8 acres.  This indenture was made January 29, 1848.  Wit: Arthur ETHERIDGE.  /s/ Solomon A. BAUM.  Registered: June 15, 1849.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 378-379] Nathan O'NEAL of Currituck County sold to William A. PAINE of Currituck County, for $275.00, a tract of land in Currituck County in the Poplar Branch Dist. on North River and joining the land that Isaiah IVES sold to Thos. WOODHOUSE, containing 50 acres.  This indenture was made January 29, 1850.  Wit: Richard GRAY, Caleb J. SAWYER.  /s/ Nathan O'NEAL.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 387]  Jan. 31, 1849 - John B. JONES of Currituck Co. sold to John GORNTO & Ransom BROCK of the state of Virginia County of Princess Anne, for $80, three certain piece of marsh & beach land lying in Currituck County, 50 acres on Frank’s Island, 50 acres on Walk’s Island & 100 acres on the beach opposite Great Fish Pond adjoining the land of Jno. C. HETFIELD on the south and Dennis SIMMONS on the west—patented by Thomas PERRY dec. the 50 acres on Walk’s Island and 50 acres on Frank’s Island patented by John B. JONES and Dennis SIMMONS.  Proved Feb. Term 1850 by John J. WATERFIEND & E.W. JONES.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 387]  Hodges GALLOP & C.L. SAWYER, executor of Willis GALLOP, dec'd. - Bill of Sale to William WOODHOUSE.  "...By virtue of an order of the worshipful Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions held for the County of Currituck at the Courthouse at Currituck on the last Monday in November 1848, after lawful notice given by advertisement, did on the 19th day of December 1848, at the late residence of Willis GALLOP, dec, expose to Public Sale, negro Thomas, child of Salley when & where William WOODHOUSE came forward & bid the sum of $31 which was the highest & best bid.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 388]  August 1849 - Know All men by these presents that I William WOODHOUSE of the County of Currituck, do for and in consideration of the sum of $41.00 to me in hand paid by Hodges GALLOP  for a certain negro girl Caroline, being the same negro Caroline, I purchased at the sale of Willis GALLOP, deceased.  Witnesses: W.S. HARRISON, C.L. SAWYER.  Feb. Term 1850.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 388]  Nov. 5, 1849 - Thomas J. ETHERIDGE's wife May?/Mary? sold to Wm. FEREBEE, SR., for $25.00, a certain piece of land containing 1 ˝ acres more or less. Bounded by a ditch near Samuel BANKS house.  No witnesses listed.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 390]  Aug. __, 1849 - Wm. WOODHOUSE sold to Hodges GALLOP, for $31.00, for a certain negro boy Thomas, that I purchased at the sale of Willis GALLOP dec'd.  Witnesses: W.L. HARRISON, C.L. SAWYER.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 393-394] Joseph MANN of Tyrrell County sold to Edward B. MIDGETT of Currituck County, for $124.66, a tract of land on Body's Island beginning on the Sound on the N. side of the first deep Creek on the N. side of Patrick's Hammock and running to Jos. DANIELS line, then running to the sea, then to John M. WISE's, containing 96 acres.  This indenture was made August 27, 1849.  Wit: Wm. E. ETHERIDGE, Thos. GRIGGS.  /s/ Jos. MANN.  Registered: June 15, 1850.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 402] Edward B. MIDGETT of Currituck County sold to John M. MIDGETT of Currituck County, for $500.00, a tract of land on Body's Island beginning at the Sound at John M. WISE's north line and running to the sea, then to Solomon MANN's line, then to the Sound, containing 250 acres.  This indentures was made November 27, 1849.  Wit:  E. MORTON, H.J.S. WILLIAMS.  /s/ E.B. MIDGETT.  Registered: June 15, 1850.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 402-403] John M. MIDGETT of Currituck County sold to E.B. MIDGETT of Currituck County, for $1500.00, a tract of land in Currituck County on Churches Island joining James BERRY's land on the Sound and running to Jona TAYLOR's heirs line, then running to Coinjock Bay, containing 350 acres.  This indenture was made November 27, 1849.  Wit: E. MORTON, H.J.S. WILLIAMS.  /s/ John M. MIDGETT.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 404] Joseph BAUM of Currituck County sold to Thomas PAINE of Currituck County, for $325.00, a tract of land in Currituck County on Bodies Island near the Eagle Nest Bay, "it being the same which I purchased at the sale of John MIDYET, dec'd., the place whereon I now live, containing 50 acres together with the dwelling house & all other out houses..."  This indenture was made March 30, 1850.  Wit: Amos SIDDIN, Sol. A. BAUM.  /s/ Joseph [x] BAUM.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 412] Lancelot POYNER of Currituck County & guardian to Nancy GRAY, lunatic, sold at auction 1/2 of the lands of Nancy GRAY adjoining Jno. M. MIDYETT on Churches Island in Currituck County and containing 100 acres at which time Jno. M. MIDYETT became the highest bidder at $500.00.  The sale was made May 29, 1849.  Wit: J.S. DEY, J. HARDISON.  /s/ Lancelot POYNER.  Registered: June 15, 1850.

[Deed Book 25; pg. 413] Wilson R. SUTTON of Currituck County sold to John M. MIDGETT of Tyrrell County, for $1000.00, a tract of land in Currituck County that Nancy GRAY bought from Daniel LINDSEY lying on Churches Island and joining the Sound, then to John W. GRAY, dec'd., line formerly, but at present Nancy GRAY's , dec'd., line, then to Coinjock Bay, then to Jona TAYLOR's, containing 200 acres.  This indenture was made February 2, 1847.  Wit: Stephen B. CASEY, Stephen WESKETT.  /s/ W.R. SUTTON.  Registered: June 15, 1850.

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