[Deed Book 26; pg. 17-18] This Indenture made this 28th day of August in the year of our Lord 1849 between Jesse B. LEE & wife Judith LEE of the one part and Israel FANSHAW of the other part all of the County of Currituck and state of North Carolina, the said Jesse B. LEE and wife Judith for and in consideration of the sum of Eighteen hundred dollars to them in hand paid by the said Israel FANSHAW ….do give grant bargain and sell unto the said Israel FANSHAW ….a certain tract of land lying and being in County and State aforesaid bounded by the lands of Thos. L. SANDERSON and Tully DOZIER containing One hundred and twenty acres more or less. Witnesses: D.L. DOZIER, Olicer H.P. LEE.
To Tully WILLIAMS, John FANSHAW and Wallis BRAY Esqrs. Greeting Whereas Israel FANSHAW hath produced a Deed of conveyance made to him from Jesse B. LEE and Judith his wife of a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Currituck in our State and procured the same to be proved in the Court of our said County of Currituck and it being represented to our said Court that Judith the wife of the said Jesse B. LEE is so infirm that she cannot travel to the Court of our said County of Currituck, to be privately examined as to her free consent in executing said conveyance, Know ye that we in confidence of your prudence and fidelity, have appointed you and by these presents do give unto you or any two of you, full power and authority to take the private examination of the said Judith wife of the said Jesse B. LEE, concerning her free consent in her executing the said conveyance, therefore we command you or any two of you that, it such certain day and place as you shall think fit, you go to the said Judith, if she cannot conveniently come to you and privately and apart from her husband examine her the said Judith whether she executed the said conveyance freely and of her own record, without fear or compulsion of the said Jesse B. LEE her husband, the examination being distinctly and plainly wrote on the said Deed or on some paper annexed there to and when you shall have so taken the said examination you are to send the same closed up under the seals of you or any two of you, together with this writ, unto our said Court to be held for the said County at the Court House on the last Monday of August next. Witness Benjamin T. SIMMONS Clerk of our said Court at the Court House the last Monday of May A.D. 1850. Issued this the 20 day of June 1850.
[Deed Book 26; pg. 25-27] This Indenture made and entered into this the (blank) day of August A.D. 1850 between Israel FANSHAW of the first part and Jesse B. LEE and wife Judith of the second part all of the State and County aforesaid. Witnesseth that whereas the said Jesse B. LEE & wife Judith have by deed bearing date August 21st A.D. 1850 sold and conveyed to said Israel FANSHAW ….a certain piece and parcel of land containing by estimation One hundred and twenty acres more or less which land was maiden land being the land of said Judith wife of said Jesse and whereas said Judith joined in said convey and from her husband and herself on condition that in consideration of her so joining and conveying her rights in said land & title should be made to her husband, herself and the children between them begotten or that my be begotten between them of the land to be hereafter described in manner to be hereinafter named. Therefore for and in consideration of the premises and the further consideration of the sum of Two hundred dollars to him the said FANSHAW in hand paid by the said Jesse B. LEE and wife Judith which money is part of the consideration of the sale of said land spoken of above. The said FANSHAW hath given granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell unto the said Jesse B. LEE and wife Judith their children between them begotten or that may be begotten a certain piece or parcel of land situate and being in the County and State aforesaid butted and bounded as follows: Beginning at a marked poplar in Caleb WILLIAMS line, running thence down said Israel FANSHAW’s line to Thos. L. SANDERSON’s line, thence down SANDERSON’s line to Robert POYNERs line thence along POYNER line to Jonathan LINDSEY’s line thence to Caleb WILLIAMS line to a marked corner thence along said line to the first station containing by estimation One Hundred and twenty five acres more or less. To have and to hold said piece or parcel of land to said Jesse B. LEE and his wife Judith for life and the life of the longest liver of them, remainder to their children begotten between them living at the death of the longest liver of the said Jesse or wife Judith or the legal representative of their children should any of them die before said Jesse & wife leaving lawful issue living at the death of the longest liver of said JESSE & wife share and share alike to each child or their representatives one share to said children their heirs and assigns as tenants in common forever. Witness: Wm. F. MARTIN. Registered September 15th day 1850.
[Deed Book 26; pg. 27] This Indenture of agreement made and entered into this the third day of December A.D. One thousand Eight hundred and forty Nine between Eugen MORTON of the one part and Nathan L. WALKER of the other part all of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina. Witnesseth that the said E. MORTON for and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said N.L. WALKER bargained and sold Sixteen and two thirds acres of land lying and situated in the district of Coinjock and bounded as follows: beginning at DOLLISON’s running Westwardly with Dempsey BURTON’s line to SIMMON’s & WALKERs new entry, thence northwardly to Mary EDYs line thence Eastardly to DOLLISONs patent thence Southardly to the first station containing Sixteen and two third acres more or less. Witnesses: Levi WALKER, Franklin JARVES. Registered September 15th day 1850.
[Deed Book 26; pg. 102] March 10, 1851 - I Benjamin T. SIMMONS for and in consideration of the sum of $200.00 paid to me by Patrick PARKER for a parcel of land containing 10 acres more or less. Beginning at a post in the old Powers POYNERs line thence Southwardly course various courses to Cowinjock Bay thence Westardly course binding said Bay to Dempsey DOXEY dec. line, North & Westardly course binding said line to the aforesaid PARKERs line thence Westwardly course to the first station, reserving Fifteen feet to be used as a lane passage by said SIMMONS & PARKER. Witness: S.? L.? DEY, E. MORTON; Registered: June 15, 1851
[Deed Book 26; pg. 176-178] January 11, 1851 - For the sum of $10.00 for every 100 acres, hereby granted paid into our Treasury by Benjamin T. SIMMONS & Edmund SIMMONS and by these presents have granted a tract of land containing 330 acres. Beginning at the head of Doctors Creek and binding said Creek on the West side of said Doctors Creek various chains & links opposite a small Island in the Creek on Taylors Bay South various chains to a bunch of cypress then South & West various chains to the fork and the main River that leads to Indian Town thence binding said river various courses along River to a place called Currituck Creek various chains & links to first station. Witness: David L. REID, Governor at Raleigh by Command Wm. HILL, Secretary of State; Registered: March 5, 1851
[Deed Book 26; pg. 211] December 12, 1851 - For and in consideration of the sum of $100.00 paid to M.W. SIMMONS by Eliza Ann SIMMONS for a parcel of land commencing at a white oak at the bridge ???? gate, thence running Westerly course binding J.D. BRIGHTs land to the main road thence crossing the said road thence binding J.E. REEDs land by a line of marked trees to the said road to a bridge thence running East course binding Samuel B. RODGERSs line to the pocouson binding pocouson to John R. BRIGHTs land thence bind his land to the first station, it being my right into my Fathers land. Witness: E.B. SIMMONS, Lovey SIMMONS; Registered: March 15, 1852
[Deed Book 26; pg. 294] Samuel MIDGETT and his wife Elizabeth of Currituck County sold to P.W. WRIGHT of Chowan County, for $26.20, 1/2 acre of land on Nags Head. This indenture was made August 21, 1852. /s/ Sam'l. [x] MIDGETT, Elizabeth [x] MIDGETT.
[Deed Book 26; pg. 296-297] August 26, 1852 – I, J. EDMUND SIMMONS for and in consideration of the sum of $363.00 paid to me by Thomas POOL a parcel of land lying & being in the District of Cowinjock beginning at the main road thence running a Westardly course binding Joshua TAYLORs line to Silas TAYLORs line, thence a Southwardly course binding Silas TAYLORs line to Andrew DUKEs line, thence an Eastwardly course to the main road thence binding main road to the first station containing 51 acres more or less. Witness: C. MILLER, J. FORBES; Registered September 15, 1852
[Deed Book 26; pg. 307-308] Samuel N. MIDGETT and his wife Elizabeth of Currituck County sold to Solomon L. MOORE of Currituck County, for $1.00, a tract of land in Currituck County on the North Banks and bounded all around by the lands of Samuel N. MIDGETT, containing 2 acres so as to enclose the buildings placed on said land by Henry MOORE, father of said Solomon. This indenture was made August 30, 1852. /s/ Sam'l. N. MIDGETT, Elizabeth [x] MIDGETT.
[Deed Book 26; pg. 309-310] Samuel N. MIDGETT and his wife Elizabeth of Currituck County sold to Emily HARVEY of Chowan County, for $40.00, 1/2 acre on Nags Head, it being the lot now occupied by said Emily and formerly sold by Edwin MOORE to Thomas HARVEY. This indenture was made August 15, 1852. /s/ Sam'l. N. MIDGETT, Elizabeth [x] MIDGETT.
[Deed Book 26; pg. 448] March 1, 1853 - Benjamin P. DEY sold to Thomas F. BAXTER, for $125.00, one certain piece or parcel or tract of woodland ling in the County of Currituck, Court House District, bounded as follows-on the north by Buckskin road, on the east by the lands of James SNOWDEN, deceased, on the South by the land of the said Thos. F. BAXTER & the west by the land of Wm. R. GORDON, containing 38 acres. Witness: J.W. BAXTER. Registered: Aug. 22, 1853.
[Deed Book 26; pgs. 448-449] June 1, 1853 - Wm. WOODHOUSE, JR. sold to Wm. WOODHOUSE, SR., for $5.00, 30 acres of marsh land lying on Taylor’s Island in Currituck Sound reserving to myself & my heirs the privilege of ????? in making off stock at all times. Registered: Aug. 22, 1853.
[Deed Book 26; pg. 449] May 26, 1852 - Caleb ANSELL sold to Malachi ANSELL, for $50, a certain piece or parcel of land on Knotts Island bounded on West by the land of said Caleb ANSELL , on South by the land of Joseph MANN, on East of land of said Malachi ANSELL containing 4 acres. Witnesses: Jno. B. JONES, Jesse M. CAFFEE. May Term 1853.
[Deed Book 26; pg. 450] May 27, 1853 - Willoughby WILSON & wife Annie M. WILSON sold to Edwin DOXEY, for $450.00, a certain tract or parcel of land situated on the main road leading from Currituck Court House to Powells Point adjoining the lands of Wm. CAHOON, Wilson CORPREW, & others bounded as follows, on North by James WILLIAMS & WM. CAHOON’s lines or land, on East by Wm. CAHOON & Wilson CORPREW lands, on South by Wilson CORPREW, Ephraim BALLANCE & others, on the West by the North River Swamp or in other words all our rights titles in the Ridge or Run Plantation heired from Daniel LINDSEY dec., containing 110 acres more or less. No witnesses.
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