[Deed Book 27; pg. 34-35] Samuel N. MIDGETT and his wife Elizabeth of Currituck County sold to Alexander DIXON of Edenton, Chowan County, NC, for $50.00, a tract of land at or near Nags Head, joining a hill east of Roanoke Sound, the lands of Alexander DIXON & Capt. Edward FARRAR, containing 1 1/2 acres. This indenture was made August 27, 1853. Wit: E.C. HINES. /s/ Sam'l. N. MIDGETT, Elizabeth [x] MIDGETT.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 58-59] This Indenture made on the first of Nov. A.D. 1853 between Clement F. DOZIER of the County of Currituck & State of North Carolina on the one part & Henry W. LEE of the County of Currituck & State of North Carolina on the other part, witnesseth that the said Clement F. DOZIER, for in consideration of the sum of Five hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said Henry W. LEE, hath granted, sold, a certain tract or parcel of land in the County of Currituck & State of North Carolina—Bounded as follows: Beginning at New Bridge, thence W. 18 degs. W. 3 ch. Thence W. 43 degs. W. 25 chs. Up the main road to a cedar post thence W. 47 degs. E. down a line of marked trees to New Bridge Creek, thence up the said Creek various to the first station containing Fifty acres. Witnesses: D.B. MORSE, Thos. F. AYDLOTT. Registered Dec. 30th, 1853.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 59] This Indenture made this 9th day of Nov. A.D. 1853. Between Dorsey SANDERLIN party of the first part, & John BARNARD party of the second …for & in consideration of the sum of Two Thousand dollars, to the said Dorsey SANDERLIN in hand paid by the said John BARNARD, bargained sold & said Dorsey SANDERLIN which is the life right of Mrs. Maria BARNES, wife of Willoughby BARNES which he has into the following piece, parcel of land or tract of land, situate, lying & being in the County of Currituck aforesaid, & bounded by the lands of Alfred PERKINS, the heirs of Joseph DOZIER, decd. & other containing Three hundred acres more or less being the same lands which were formerly owned by Eldred ETHERIDGE, now decd, which said lands descended to his child & his widow of the said Eldred ETHERIDGE, decd. for & during the natural life of the said Maria now the wife of the said Willo. BARNES. The same having been conveyed by said Willo. BARNES & wife Maria to the said Dorsay SANDERLIN by deed dated the 18th day of Oct. A.D. 1850, as on reference will more fully appear. said Dorsey SANDERLIN have hereunto set my hand & seal, the day & date first above written. Witnesses: J.P. DEY, Jno. B. JARVIS. Registered Dec. 30th, 1853.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 126-127] This indenture made on the 30th of July, 1852 between Oliver H. P. LEE of the County of Currituck & State of North Carolina of the first part & Tully DOZIER SEN. Of the same County & State of the second part, for & in consideration of the sum of Twenty five doler to me in hand paid by the said Tully DOZIER SEN. hath granted, bargained & sold, unto the said Tully DOZIER, a certain piece or parcel of land as follows: Beginning at a pine on the edge of the main road, running a northwestwardly course to the said Oliver H.P. LEE’s line, thence a northeastwardly coarse down said Oliver H.P. LEEs line to a corner pine across the main road, thence down the main road to the beginning containing Two & a half acres more or less. Witness: Israel FANSHAW, J. L. DOZIER. Registered: June 15th 1854.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 135-136] This Indenture made on the 30th day of July 1852. between Tully DOZIER SR. of the County of Currituck & State of North Carolina of the first part & Oliver H.P. LEE of the same County & State of the second part, witnesseth that for & in consideration of the sum of Twenty-Five doles to me in hand paid, by the said Oliver H.P. LEE, hath granted bargained & unto the said Oliver H.P. LEE a certain piece or parcel of land bounded as follows: beginning at a sweet gum a known line tree between the said Tully DOZIER SR. & the said Oliver H.P. LEE running a northeastwardly course to the said Oliver H.P. LEEs line, thence a north westwardly course to the corner between the said Tully DOZIER SR. & the said Oliver H.P. LEE, thense a southwardly course down the said Oliver H.P. LEEs line to the beginning, containing two & a half acres more or less. Witness: Israel FANSHAW, J. L. DOZIER. Registered: June 15th 1854.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 147] March 2, 1854 - I Mahala BALLANCE for and in consideration of the sum of $11.00 paid to me by John SIMMONS for a 1/9 part of a parcel of land containing 50 acres known as land belonging Levin BALLANCE heirs lying on the Eastward side of Mackies Island adjoining the land belong to MACKIEs heirs. Witness: Lycurgus M. BELL, Leven BALLANCE; Registered: September 15, 1854
[Deed Book 27; pg. 153-154] February 2, 1854 - For and in consideration of the sum of $1.00 paid to me Benjamin T. SIMMONS by James B. DOXEY for 50 acres of Swamp land on the East side of East Creek, adjoining the lands I sold unto Nath. HAMPTON & els it being a part of the swamp land I bought of the heirs of John SLEIGHT dec. known as the Slack Swamp, reserving to myself, my heirs, & assigns all timber of all kinds the privilege of working the same & cutting canals, making roads etc. for the purpose of making the same. Witness: H.P. HINES; Registered: September 29, 1854
[Deed Book 27; pg. 193] This Indenture made & entered into on this the 6th of June One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Four between Sarah HUMPHRIES of the City of Charleston South Carolina of the first part & Willoughby McBRIDE of the County of Currituck & State of North Carolina of the second part witnesseth that for & in consideration of the sum of One Hundred Dollars to her in hand paid by the said Willoughby McBRIDE have bargain sold & delivered to the said Willoughby McBRIDE all of her right title claim & interest in the lands belonging to her father Tully C. DOZIER it being her right in the lands upon which her father resided at his death. Attest C.F. DOZIER. Registered June 12th 1855.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 193-194] This Indenture made the Tenth day of January One Thousand Eight Hundred & Thirty Eight Between Joseph LEE & Henry LEE both of the County of Currituck & State of North Carolina. Witnesseth I the said Joseph LEE for in consideration of the sum of Thirty Six Dollars in hand paid by Henry have granted Bargained & sold Henry W. LEE a certain piece or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Currituck. Bounded as follows Beginning at a cypress Tree standing on the Run & thense to the mouth of Lane thense along said Lane to a line of marked trees binding Joab DOZIERs line of marked trees Thense a long line to a corner gum thense along Lazarous FLONKs(?) line to an oak thence along the branch to the first station containing two acres more or less being the land my Father Amos LEE give me. Witnesses: J.B. FANSHAW., M.W. LEE. Registered Jan. 12 1855.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 197-198] Nov. 25, 1854 - Samuel MURRILL sold to Zachariah DOXEY, for and in consideration of the sum of $300.00, a tract of land lying on the road going to Poplar Branch and binding on the land of Edwin DOXEY and South by Nathaniel POINER & on East by Sampson ETHERIDGE & by West by William WOODHOUSE containing 75 acres. Witnesses: Benjamin N. BRAY, Danl. MOORE. Registered Jan 17, 1855.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 296] Thomas PAINE of Hyde County sold to Cornelius PAINE of Hyde County, for $8.00, a tract of land on Body's Island Beach joining Jesse ETHERIDGE's north line on the Sea Side, containing 77 acres. This indenture was made May 7, 1855. Wit: William PAINE, John B. ETHERIDGE. /s/ Thos. PAINE.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 299] May 26, 1855 - For and in consideration of the sum of $2000.00 paid to Edmund SIMMONS by Sallie SIMMONS for his entire interest in a tract of land in the Cowinjock District bounded on the North by the lands of John SIMMONS on the East by Cowinjock Bay on the South by the lands of (Blank) WALKER, and the heirs of Benj. TAYLOR Dec. and the West by the lands of Benj. T. SIMMONS and others it being the lands left to me in the Last Will & Testament of my Father Joseph SIMMONS together with the lands & inheritance from my Mother Ann SIMMONS deceased and purchased of John SIMMONS and others, also my entire interest in negro man Jo and other property belonging to the estate of my Father Joseph SIMMONS and Mother Ann SIMMONS of every nature & kind whosoever to the only proper use benefit and behoof her the aforesaid Sally SIMMONS. Registered: October 25, 1855
[Deed Book 27; pg. 300-301] Jesse ETHERIDGE of Currituck County sold to Thomas PAINE of Hyde County, for $16.00, a tract of land in Currituck County on Body's Island Beach beginning on the Sound side near the Eaglenest Pond & running to the Creek on Lyles Bays, then to the sea, containing 154 acres. This indenture made May 7, 1855. Wit: Cornelius PAINE, John B. ETHERIDGE. /s/ Jesse ETHERIDGE.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 301] May 24, 1855 - For and in consideration of the sum of $180.00 paid to me, John SIMMONS by Sally SIMMONS all my right title interest or claim of every kind or nature I have in any could have in the Estate of my Mother Ann SIMMONS in either realty or personally of every kind or nature whatsoever either as an heir or legatee. Registered: October 26, 1855
[Deed Book 27; pg. 302] January 9, 1855 - For and in consideration of the sum of $66.00 paid to Edmund SIMMONS and Sarah his wife by Caleb MILLER for a parcel of land containing 50 acres more or less. The parcel of land being in Cowinjock District bounded at the mouth of Cowinjock Creek thence up said creek to the fork thence South East fork to the dividing line between E.T. COWELL and Washington COWELL thence and Easterly course with dividing line to Cowinjock Bay to the first station, it being the piece of land that B.S. DEY bought of E.T. COWELL & Sally MILLER bought of B.S. DEY. Witness: C.T. SAWYER, H. GALLOP
[Deed Book 27; pg. 316] I Z.M. DOXEY for and in consideration of the sum of $150.00 to me paid by Eunice MURRILL for a parcel of land situated as follows binding at the main road Eastwardly course to the swamp thence northwardly course to S.E. DOXEY line thence westwardly course to the main road thence Southwardly course binding the main road to the first station containing70 acres more or less. My hand and seal this 27th day of August 1855.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 317] Sept. 4, 1855 - Thos. CRANK sold to Solomon BAUM, for $55.00, a tract of land it being lot #5 in the division of the lands of Lydia FORBES Dec’d. beginning on lot #4 on the Bay at a post thence NE to the Sea thence to Jesse PARTRIDGE line thence down PARTRIDGE line to the Bay thence to first station. Witness: John T. CRANK. Registered Nov. 14, 1855.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 318-319] May 28, 1855 - Joseph PARKER, Major PARKER, Mason PARKER, Andrew PARKER, Fanny PARKER, Isaac HAMPTON and wife Masia and WILLIAM Hampton and wife Elizabeth sold to Peter PARKER, JUN., for $800.00, a tract of land on Narrow Shore beginning at John WILLIAMS line and the sound side, thence a Northwardly course along the sound side to Alexander DUNTONs line thence a westardly course with the aforesaid A. DUNTONs line to the swamp thence Southwardly course along the said swamp to John WILLIAMS line thence an Eastwardly course along said John WILLIAMS line to the first station, containing 90 acres. also one other tract of land called Swamp beginning at the North East corner of the aforesaid high land thence running to Westwardly course binding A. DUNTONs line in the swamp to the back line thence various courses to the North West corner of John WILLIAMS line the old patent thence course along the said high land to the first station containing 40 acres. Witnesses: ? Z. HARRELL, Jno. BUNNEL, John WILLIAMS
[Deed Book 27; pg. 396] 2nd October 1834, I Matterson EVANS for and in consideration of the sum of $82.00 paid by I.T. AYDELETT for a certain tract of land lying on Powels Point beginning at a marked pine standing on the edge of the road that leads to Broad Neck adjoining Wm. H. CHADDIC ……to the corner of Samuel LOMANS and others thence Northerly & Westerly along Joseph ETHERIDGE dec’d, line, east along a line of marked trees to Charloty DOWDYs line thence Eastwardly course along said Charloty DOWDYs line to a sour wood tree corner tree adjoining Wm. H. CHADDIC line to first station containing 15 acres. Witness: Hiram GALLOP, Thomas AYDELETT. Registered May 9th 1856
[Deed Book 27; pg. 483-484] This Indenture made this day of (faded out) A.D. 1856 between Jesse B. LEE, party of the first part and John BARNARD party of the second part both of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina. Witnesseth that I the said Jesse B. LEE for and in consideration of the sum of Twelve Hundred and Fifty dollars to me in hand paid by the said John BARNARD. I the said Jesse B. LEE have given granted bargained, sold unto the said John BARNARD the following piece parcel or tract of land situate lying & being in the county of Currituck aforesaid and bounded as follows to wit. Beginning at a black gum a corner tree of the tract of belonging to John GRAY running south eight degrees west forty chains to three white oaks near the mill lock thence South Fifty three East Forty one chains binding the lands of Josiah P. ETHERIDGE, thence South Seventy degrees west Eighty chains to the burch Swamp thence north fourteen degrees East Thirty two chains to Caleb I. ETHERIDGEs corner, thence north Thirty Seven chains binding said ETHERIDGEs line to William GALLOPs line thence south Seventy one degrees East Forty chains to the aforesaid John GRAYs line thence binding said GRAYs line South Forty Five degrees West Eight chains to the first station containing Four Hundred and Ninety Six acres (496) It being the same land conveyed from the President & Directors of the Literary ???? of North Carolina to the said Jesse B. LEE bearing date 18th January 1855 for reference of which see Book No. 64 page 248 in Registers Office of Currituck County. Witness: W. Geo(?) GRANBERY. Registered 21st day of November A.D. 1856.
[Deed Book 27; pg. 493-494] June 2, 1856 - Wm. C. SAWYER, Maxey SAWYER, Mary SAWYER, and Isaac SAWYER of the County of Camden for and in consideration of the sum of $40.00 paid to us by Isaac T. AYDLETT for all our entire interest of a tract of land situated on Powells Point said interest being 4/5 of a tract of land that we inherited from our Mother wife of Dempsey SAWYER formerly Fanney EVANS adjoining the lands of said Isaac T. AYDLETT, Capt. W. Chaddock & others. Witnesses: Wilson D. WILLIAMS, Z. HAMILTON. Registered November 22, 1856
[Deed Book 27; pg. 494] December 11, 1855 - Peter DOZIER of County of Currituck of the first part and Jno. I. OLD of the Commonwealth of Virginia and of the County of Norfolk of the second part. For and in consideration of the sum of $10.00 to him Peter DOZIER paid by Jno. I. OLD for a tract of land containing 45 acres beginning at a beach in the line that divides the State of Va. And North Carolina various courses to the City of St. Branch until it intersects the state line thence a East along the state line to the beginning. Registered November 22, 1856
[Deed Book 27; pg. 610-611] This Deed made this the 22nd day of October 1857 by and Between Henrey W. LEE of the first part and Isriel FANSHAW of the other part bouth parties of the county and State aforesaid, Witnesseth that for and inconsideration of the sum of $5.00 to the said H.W. LEE in hand paid by the said Isriel FANSHAW doth grant bargain sell FANSHAW the following property to wit: All of the Tract of Land I bought of C.F. DOZIER which land is occupied by myself and Son Daniel LEE at the signing of this instrument and bounded as follows (Viz) Beginning at New Bridge, thence a westerly course adjoining the main road, thence and Eastwardly course to New Bridge Creek, thence a Southerly course binding said Creek to the first station, reference to the Deed of C.F. DOZIER to said LEE will more fully explane, Containing 100 acres more or less. Secondly all of my stock of goods wares and merchandise, all discriptions, Thirdly all of my stock of Hogs, Horses, Sheep and Cattle of all description, Fourthly all of my Black Smith worke and Iron new and old and the use of my Smith by the name of Jim and the blacksmith tools the balance of the year. Fifthly and lastly all of my Notes Book accounts and all other property on interest I have not heretofore mentioned. All the above described property and interest I do and have hereby conveyed to said FANSHAW as trustee in Trust to secure certain debts (Viz) the first Class debts is one I owe to John JAMES of Norfolk, Va. as follows four notes made payable to said James amounting to about Sixteen hundred dollars ($1600) with sum Interest to be added thereto, they are all of different dates and executed by said LEE and four executions in the hand of J.B. LEE Shiff said executions is assigned to said John JAMES and is bound for them amounting to about Sixteen Hundred Dollars ($1600) Debt Interest and costs, the above named debts to be of the first class debts. The second Class debts is as follows (Viz) one Debt due to Bloodgood & Co. to the amount of Twelve hundred dollars or there abouts one Debt due F.H. SEABURY the amount of about Five hundred dollars payable to said SEABURY. One debt due R.H. STEPHENS the amount of one hundred and eighty dollars, and made payable to said STEPHENS, One due to Wm. T. HARISON of the sum of Seventy dollars, One debt due to E.P. TABB the amount of One hundred and Fifty dollars, One debt due Schwarty ROSS the amount of one hundred and fifty dollars. One debt due M.A. SANTOS for Fifty dollars. Never the less if the above described debts is not paid off on or before the first day of January 18 Fifty Eight shall be the duty then and upon such defalt being made in the payment of the several debts given to the said Isriel FANSHAW to sell the property real and personal, conveyed in Trust in this privitly or at public Auction upon such credit and notice as he may deam best. And shall apply the proceeds of such sales or sales first to the payment of the expences attending the execution of this Trust and then to the payment of John JAMES clames as above mentioned first. Then prorate to the payment of second class creditors as named in this deal with all interest may be due thereon, and shall pay the surplus if any after paying said expenses of this trust and the said bonds as described to the said H.W. LEE his heirs or assignes. In witness whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals day and date above written. Witness: C.J. ETHERIDGE. Registered 23rd of October 1857.
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