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Return to Currituck Co.

Currituck County, North Carolina
Letter Book 1
[Letter Book 1 appears to be deeds which are also found in Deed Book 1.  The book was 198 pages in length and some deeds were very long and redundant so many of them are partial extracts.]

[Pgs. 1-4]  John, EARL GRANVILLE to Evan MILLER the younger.  May 20, 1761.  This Indenture made this Twentieth day of May in the year of Our Lord, 1761, between the Right Honorable John EARL GRANVILLE, Viscount Carteret & Baron Carteret of Harones in the County of Bedfore in the Kingdom of Great Britain Lord President of his Majesty’s Most Honorable Privy Council & Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter of the one part--& Evan MILLER, the younger of the County of Currituck, in the Province of North Carolina, Planter, of the other part. Whereas his Most Excellent Majesty King George the Second in & by a certain Indenture bearing date the 17th day of Sept. in 18 years of his reign, & in the year of our Lord 1744 & made between his said Most Excellent Majesty of the one part & the said John EARL GRANVILLE by the name, style & title Right-Honorable of John Lord Carteret of the other part –did for considerations wherein mentioned given & granted release, ratify & confirm unto the said Earl by the name, style & title of John Lord Carteret as aforesaid & his heirs & assigns forever a certain district territory or parcel of land lying in the Province of North Carolina in America & all the sounds Creeks, havens, ports, rivers, streams, & other franchises, privileges & immunities within the same as they are therein set-out or described allotted, granted & confirmed, to the said John EARL GRANVILLE as aforesaid for one eighth part of the Charter granted by King Charles the second, in the 15th & 17th years of his reign to eight(?) Lord Proprietors of Carolina as by the said Indenture duly enrolled in the High Court of Chancery in Great Britain & in the Secretary’s Office of the Province of North Carolina refi [tape blacked out rest of word] being thereto had will more fully appear. This Indenture witnesseth, that as well for & in consideration of the sum of Ten dollors shillings sterling money to the said John EARL GRANVILLE in hand paid by the said Evan MILLER at or before the sealing & delivery of these presents the [blacked out by tape] whereof he the said Earl, doth hereby acknowledge as a [blacked out] & in Consideration of the rent covenants exceptions pro [blacked out] the part & behalf of the said Evan MILLER, his heirs & assigns to be paid, kept & performed, he the said EARL, hath given, granted, bargained, sold & confirmed & by these presents doth give, grant, bargain, sell & confirm unto the said Evan MILLER, his heirs & assigns forever all that tract or parcel of vacant land, situate, lying & being in the parish of [blank] in the county of Currituck, in the said province, on the north east side of the North River swamp, southward 35 chs, then S. 45 W 17 ch, then S. 65 W 8 ch to pine - THOMSON’s corner, then along his line S. 26 E. 49 ch to pine at the swamp, then N. 45 E. 20 chs to poplar, then S. 35 E. 17 ½ chs to line—then 60 E, 10 chs to three marked trees, then S. 10 E. 20 chs to red oak, then S. 45 W. 10 ½ chs to holley, then S. 65 W. 3 ½ chs to a red oak, then S. 35 W. 6 chs to pine then S. 33 W. 5 ½ chs then to pine, then N. 32 W. 98 chs, then W. 9 chs W. 48 chs to the first station, containing in the whole, Two hundred & fifty acres of land, all which premises are more particularly described & set forth in the plan or map thereof hereunto annexed together with all woods, underwoods, timber & timber trees, water courses, & the privilege of hunting hawking, fishing & fowling in & upon the premises & all mines & minerals whatsoever wherein to be found excepting & always reserving out of these present grant, unto the Kings Most Excellent Majesty His heirs & successors, one fourth part of all the gold & silver mines to be found in & upon the premises, also excepting & always reserving unto the said John EARL GRANVILLE, his heirs & assigns one moiety of half part of the remaining three & fourth of all such gold & silver mines. To have & to hold the said tract or parcel of vacant land & all & singular other the premises with their appurtenances except before excepted unto the said Evan MILLER, his heirs & assigns forever yielding & paing therefore yearly & every year unto the said John EARL GRANVILLE, his heirs or assigns, the yearly rent or sum of ten shillings which is the rate of three shillings sterling for every hundred [blacked out by tape] & so in proposition for a less quantity at or upon the 25th day of March & the 29th day of September in every year by him & equal portions, & to be paid at the Court-House of the said County of Currituck unto the said Earl, his heirs or assigns or to his or their lawful attorney or receiver for the sum being the first payment thereof to be made on such of the aforementioned days of payment as shall first happen after the date hereof. And the said Evan MILLER, the younger, for himself, his heirs, assigns & for either & every of them doth hereby warrant, promise & agree to & with the said EARL, his heirs & assigns & to & with either & every of them by these presents in manner & form following, that is to say, that Evan MILLER, younger, his heirs & assigns shall & will yearly & for every year forever well & truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said EARL, his heirs or assigns or unto his or their lawful attorney or receiver for the time being on the days, & at the places aforesaid, the aforesaid yearly rent or sum of ten shillings by half yearly payments as aforesaid provided—always, & this present grant is hereby expressly declared & agreed by & between the said parties to be nevertheless, upon this condition, viz: That if it shall happen, that the said yearly rent of ten shillings or any part thereof shall at any time here after be behind or unpaid for the space of six months next over or after either of the afore mentioned days of payment & no sufficient distress can be found on the premises whereon, it shall be lawful to levy such rent & assess with the full costs, changes & expenses in making the same, that then this present grant & all assignments, thereof shall be utterly void & of none effect, Anot it shall be lawful for the said EARL his heirs or assigns to vendor in to the said lands & to regrant the same to any other person or persons whomsoever as if this grant & such as assignments had never been made. In witness whereof the said parties above named have to these presents interchangeably set their hands & seals the day & year herein first above written.  /s/ GRANVILLE by Thomas CHILD.  Witness: W. LUCAS, W. CHESSON.  Proved May 22, 1762 by the oath of Wm. CHESSON taken at Edenton.  Registered: July 16, 1763.  Fran. BROWN, Reg.

[Pgs. 5-6]  Nathaniel Spence WEST to Kedar MARCHANT.  Jan. 4, 1761.  Nath. Spence WEST of the county of Currituck & in the Province of North Carolina of the one part & Kedar MERCHANT of the County & Province aforesaid of the other part.  Whereas the said Nath. Spence WEST for the consideration of 50 pounds current money of Virginia do by these presents grant bargain sell to the said Kedar MARCHANT his heirs, extrs, admis, & assigns, one parcel or tract of land, containing one hundred acres be the same more or sum less, lying & being in the County & province aforesaid & boundeth as follows: that is to say, beginning at a white oak on Tobacco Bed Point & running up Drapers Creek the several courses of the said creek to Drapers Point & thence westwardly the narrow courses of the procousson to the Alphins Branch to a beach thence by aline of marked trees to a white oak a corner tree & from thence a south-eastwardly course by a line of marked trees including all the land whereon Thos. TURTEN now lives to the first mentioned station.  /s/ Nath. Spence WEST, Rebecca [her x mark] WEST relinquishes her dower.  Witnesses:  John JONES, Joshua WEST.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 6-7]  John ACKISS to John CORNICK.  Jan. 6, 1762.  John ACKISS of Princess Anne County of Virginia of the one part & John CORNICK of the other part.  Witnesseth that for & in consideration of the sum of Ten pounds current money of Virginia to the said John ACKISS in hand paid by the said John CORNICK at or before the sealing & delivering of these presents the receipt whereof the said John ACKISS doth hereby acknowledge have given, granted, bargained & sold alined, conveyed & confirmed by these presents do fully clearly & absolutely give grant bargain, sell, aline convey & confirm unto the said John CORNICK a certain tract or parcel of land containing Fifty acres of land more or less, lying in Currituck County bounded at the North with the Province of Virginia Line, & on the east with the land of Kedar MERCHANT & on the West with the Northwest River marshes.  /s/ John ACKISS.  Witness: Thos PARKER.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.   Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 8-9]  John MOIY to John ACKISS.  Sept. 9, 1761.  John MOIY of the County of Bleauford [sic Beaufort] & province North Carolina of the one part & John ACKISS of the County of Princess Anne, Virginia of the other part, witnesseth that for & in consideration of the sum of Five pounds current money of North Carolina to the said MOIY in hand paid by the said John ACKISS at or before the sealing & delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof the said John MOIY doth hereby acknowledge, have given, granted, bargained, sold, alined, conveyed & confirmed, & by these presents do fully, freely, clearly & absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, aline, convey & confirm unto the said John ACKISS a certain tract or parcel of land containing Fifty acres more or less bounded on the north side with the line that divides North Carolina & Virginia & on the eastward side with the land of Mr. Kader MERCHANT & on the westward with the Northwest River, according to the most known & reputed bounds with all houses, orchards, ways, waters, water courses, profits, commodities, hereditaments & appurtenance Whatsoever thereunto belonging to have & to hold the said tract or parcel of land together with all & singular rights, profits privileges & appurtinances to him, the said John ACKISS his heirs, extrs. Admns, or assigns, forever, In Witness whereof the said John MOIY hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day & year first above written.  /s/ John [his x mark] MOIY.  Witnesses:  Solomon [x] HEATHE, Thos. [x] HEATHE, Henry [x] SHERARD.  Proved January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 9-10]  Evan MILLER, SR. to Thomas MILLER.  Nov. 13, 1761.  Evan MILLER of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina, gent. Of the one part, & Thos. MILLER, son of the aforesaid Evan MILLER, SEN. of the other part of the County & province afsd, witnesseth ---That the said Evan MILLER for & in consideration of the natural love & affection which I have & do bear unto my well beloved Son, Thos. MILLER, hath given, granted & confirmed unto my son Thos. MILLER-to his heirs extrs. Admrs. & assigns forever after my decease, half the plantation & tract of land whereon I formerly lived containing one hundred & fifty acres of land, bounded as followeth: Beginning at marked pine standing by the side of a large swamp, thence along the sd swamp S. 120 poles, thence E.S.E. 26 poles to a hickory, thence E. by W. 24 poles thence W.N.W. 2 chains,  N.E. 30 poles to the first station containing one hundred & fifty acres of land as afsd.  And I, the said Evan MILLER do give grant, & confirm unto my sd. Son Thos. MILLER, unto him, his heirs, extrs, admrs, & assigns forever, after my decease-half that above mentioned plantation, tract, or parcel of land, tenements, hereditaments & premises with all the appartinances thereto belonging & the half I give unto my son Thos. MILLER, is laid of the southward part of the plantation tract or parcel of land, & divided by a line of marked trees-Beginning at a red oak, marked running east through the said plantation & tract of land, To have & to hold & enjoy the above demised premises with all the appartinances therein so belonging unto the said Thos. MILLER unto him, his heirs & assigns extrs, admirs, & assigns, deceased forever. /s/ Evan [his M mark] MILLER.  Witnesses: Jonah NICHOLSON, Mel. DOUGLESS.  Proved: 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 10-11]  Robt. JONES, JR. to Robt. WHITEHALL.  July 1, 1761.  Robt. JONES JR. of the County of Northampton in the province of North Carolina, one of the agents & Receiver General of the Quit rents of the Right Honorable the EARL GRANVILLE do by virtue of the power & authorties to me given & granted by the said John, EARL of GRANVILLE by a certain Letter of Attorney under the hand & seal of arms of the said EARL GRANVILLE, bearing date the sixth day of April 1761, & duly recorded in the Secretary’s Office of the said province have substitute, ordain & appoint Robt. WHITEHALL gent. of the County of Currituck during my pleasure Deputy Collector & Receiver of all quit rents escheat, fines, revenues, issues & profits of what nature so ever arising or accruing to the said EARL GRANVILLE or which have accured or arisen for land situate in the said County of Currituck, with full power & authority to ask, demand, sue for & recover & receive the same to the use of the said EARL GRANVILLE & in case of default of payment by any person chargeable to the said EARL GRANVILLE for quit rent arreurages of quit rents or other rent or duty to make distress & to use all other lawful ways & means for recovery of the same, & to compound & agree for the same. And upon receiving the same good & lawful acquittance or discharge for the said EARL GRANVILLE & on his behalf to sign seal & execute, & to do all & every act & acts, thing & things whatsoever touching the premises aforesaid as fully in every respect, as I, myself might or could do, by virtue of the aforesaid letters of Attorney, were I personally present hereby allowing ratifying & confirming all & whatsoever the said Robt WHITEHALL shall lawfully do or cause to be done in the said premises by virtue of these presents. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this first day of July 1761.  /s/ Robin [sic] JONES, JR.  Witnesses:  Allen JONES, Thos. MACKNIGHT.  Proved 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 11-13]  Nathaniel Spence & Rebecca WEST to Thomas MULDER.  Oct. 11, 1761.  Nathaniel Spence WEST of the County of Currituck & in the province of North Carolina of the one part & Thomas MULDER of the County and province of the other part.  Witnesseth that he the said Nathaniel Spence WEST for and in consideration of the Sum of thirty pounds current Money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Thomas MULDER on or before the Ensealing and delivering of these presents the receipt hereof he the said Nathaniel Spence WEST does hereby acknowledge to be satisfied contented & do give grant alleviate Bargained & sell unto the said Thomas MULDER his heirs or assigns Eighty acres of Land which is known by the name of Hardens Bridge & Millers Island the same lying being in the County & province aforesaid as also divided from the lands of Richard FENTONs by a line of marked trees to East 8 to the west ajoing to a Neck of land known by the of the Ready Branch Neck, the same containing Eighty acres be the same sum more or sum less. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal the day & year above written.  /s/ Nathaniel Spence WEST; Reabaca [Hir x mark] WEST.  Witnesses:  Kedar MERCHANT, John JONES, Richard [his x mark] FENTON.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 13-15]  Solomon & Elizabeth TUCKER to William WARD.  Jan. 6, 1762.  William WARD of Currituck County in the Province of North Carolina of the one part & Solomon TUCKER of the other part. Witnesseth the sd. Solomon TUCKER for and in Consideration of fifty pounds current money of the County afsd in hand paid by said Wm. WARD at & before the Insealing & delivering of these presents the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & myself therewith fully satisfied Contented & paid & thereof Execute acquit & discharge Sd. William WARD his heirs Exrs. Admr. Forever by these presents have given granted Bargained Sold & convey & confirmed & by these presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargon sell & convey and confirmed unto the sd. William WARD him his heirs & assigns forever one certain piece or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County afsd being part of a tract of land surveyed by Samuel SIMMONS Late of Currituck deceased by sd. Patten bearing date the Eleventh day of September one Thousand Seven hundred & fifty-six [forty-six?] Beginning at a pine a corner tree of John WHEATHYs Land upon the South Side of his Plantation it being a line tree in the Patten then Northurly with the Courses of the Patten to a line at corner tree of the sd. Patten then an Easterly course with the Courses of the Patten to a Gum at TOMSONs line then a Westwardly Course with the Courses of the sd. Patten to the first Station the same being for one hundred & eighty two acres of Land to have & to hold this granted Premises afsd. With all woods water houses orchards and appurtenances priviledges & commodities to the same belonging in any ways appertaining unto him the said Wm. WARD him his heirs & assigns forever and I the sd. Solomon TUCKER with Elizabeth my Wife for ourselves our heirs Exrs. Admrs. Do covenant-Promise & agree to & with the sd. William WARD his heirs & assigns that before the Sealing & delivering hereof that I am the true Sole & lawful owner of the above bargon premises and am lawfully seized & possed of the same in fee simple & have good power and lawfully authority to grant-bargain sell & convey afsd. Premises afsd.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & affixed our seals day & date above.  /s/ Solomon TUCKER, Elizabeth [hir x mark] TUCKER.  Witnesses:  Joseph MORISET, Hilary SIMMONS, Joseph SAWYER.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 15-16]  Nathaniel Spence & Rebecca WEST to Joshua WEST.  Jan. 5, 1762.  Nathaniel Spence WEST & Rebecca WEST his Wife of the County of Currituck in the province of North Carolina for and in consideration of the Sum of five shillings Currant money of North Carolina to him in hand paid and Secured to be paid by Joshua WEST of the Same county of North Carolina the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge ourselves fully satisfied Contented before ensealing hereof & of every part and parcel thereof do execute acquit & discharge the said Joshua WEST his Executors administrators forever by these presents have given granted bargained sold alined conveyed & confirmed and by these presents do freely & absolutely give grant Bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto him the said Joshua WEST his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County-Carolina in the province aforesaid containing by Estimation fifty acres of Land be the same more or less & bounded as followeth beginning on the North River pocosin running up the Gum Branch ajoining George PLUMMERs line beginning at a pine thence running to a black gum a corner tree on John JONES running on the said JONES line to the road thence down to William EIREs line running to first station.  /s/ Nathaniel Spence WEST. Witnesses:  John JONES, Thomas MILLER.  Proved 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 17-19]  Samuel SWAN, JUR. to Daniel SWENEY.  Jan. 9, 1760.  Samuel SWAN JUNOR of Pasquotank County of the one part and Daniel SWENEY of Currituck County in the province aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Samuel SWAN for & in consideration of the Sum of two hundred pounds proclamation money to him in hand paid by the said Daniel SWENY the receipt whereof the said Samuel SWANN JUNR. doth hereby confess & acknowledge divers others good causes & considerations him thereunto moving he the said Samuel SWANN hath granted bargained & sold aliened released & confirmed & by these presents doth fully freely & absolutely grant bargain & sell unto the sd. Daniel SWENY & to his heirs & assigns forever all that messuage Tenement commonly called or known by the name of NICHOLes Plantation being part of a Tract of Land out of a patent bearing date the Second day of April in the year 1715 granted to William LUFMAN & desended from him to his son Daniel LUFMAN who conveyed it to William WILLIAMS by deed bearing date the seventh day of 7 April 1730 and by him conveyed by deed of bargain & Sale to James NICHOLS bearing date the 3 day of July 1731 who gave the same to his Son James NICHOLS in and by his last Will & Testament—in writing who died in his Minority-which said land desended to the sd. Frances NICHOLS as in & by the last Will and Testament of the sd. James NICHOLS relation being thereunto and will more fully & at large appear lying & being on the South side Moyock Creek issuing out of the North West River one hundred & Sixty five acres to have and to hold the said piece or parcel of Land & plantation together with all houses orchards clear ground & woodland & all the appurtenances thereunto belonging in as large & ample manner as by paten expressed or declared unto the said Daniel SWENY his heirs & assigns forever.  /s/ Samuel SWANN.  Witnesses:  Absalom LEGGETT, Solomon JARVIS, Duren HALSTEAD.

Between 13 line from the top on the other side the word following were inter lined to wit: of April 1730 & by him conveyed by Deed of bargain & sale to James NICHOLS bearing date the 3 day of between 18 & 19 line was also interlined the word one hundred & thirty five acres before signing sealing & delivery.

Know all men by these presents that I Daniel SWENY lately of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina for and in Consideration of the Sum of fifty Pounds current money of Virginia have assigned made over and confirmed unto Frederick BOUSH of the County of Princess Ann and Colony of Virginia to the said BOUSH his heirs and assigns forever all my estate right, title interest claim and demand of and in the messuage Tenement Tract or plantation of land in the within Deed mentioned. As witness my hand and seal this twenty Sixth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & Sixty one.  /s/ Daniel SWENEY.  Witnesses:  Nath. GODFREY, Tully BROWREN [sic].  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in Jan. 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 20-21]  Silvester & Anna/Joanna WARDEN to William BRIGHT; Nov. 26, 1761.  Sylvester VARDEN with Anna his Wife of the County of Currituck in the province of North Carolina of the one part and William BRIGHT of the County and province afsd of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Silvester VARDEN and Joanna his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Six Pounds current money of the province of North Carolina, to him in hand paid by the said William BRIGHT, the receipt whereof the sd. Silvester VARDEN with Joanna his wife do hereby acknowledge ourselves therewith fully satisfied content and paid and by these presents have given granted conveyed & confirmed and by these presents do freely fully and absolutely give grant bargain alien convey and confirm unto the said William BRIGHT his heirs and assigns forever all our right and title to a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being situate in Currituck County Containing by estimation one hundred & fifty acres be the same more or less it being the tract or parcel of land whereon the aforesaid William BRIGHT now lives on likewise it is Binding on a branch Called Posimmion tree Branch and on the light Swamp relation being thereunto had will more fully and at large appear. In witness whereof we have both set our hands and affixed our Seals the day & year first above written.  /s/ Silvester VARDEN, Joanna [her x mark] VARDEN who relinquishes her dower.  Witnesses:  Edmun BOWREN, Samuel [x] BRIGHT, James BURNHAM.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.  [NOTE:  The caption at the top of this deed distinctly was written Silvester WARDEN but within the body of the deed and the signatures the name appeared to be VARDEN.]

[Pgs. 22-23]  William CHITTUM to John CHITTIM; Oct 7, 1761.  William CHITTIM of Currituck County in North Carolina of the one part and John CHITTIM of the other part. Witnesseth that the sd. William CHITTIM at and before the Insealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself fully wherewith satisfied contented and paid & therefore do exonerate aquit and discharge myself to the sd. John CHITTUM him his heirs Executors adms. Assigns by these presents have given granted bargained sold, aliened conveyed & confirmed by these presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant Bargain sell and confirm unto the aforesaid John CHITTIM to him his heirs executors adminis. or assigns forever one certain parcel of land being part of a tract of Land Surveyed Capt. Thos. LOWTHER sold by the aforesaid LOWTHER to James CHITTIM and from him to the afsd. Wm. CHITTIM from me I do bargain sell unto the aforesaid John CHITTIM the easternmost part of my deed of Land Beginning at Jonathan POWERS line then running a South Course to Charles PRESCOTTs line, then Vears courses to the first station containing by estimation thirty six acres of Land to the afsd. John CHITTIM.  /s/ William [x] CHITTUM.  Witnesses:  Willis ETHERIDGE, Josiah NICHOLSON.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 23-25]  John & Margaret ETHERIDGE to William ETHERIDGE.  Dec. 19, 1761.  John ETHERIDGE with Margaret my wife of North Carolina in Currituck County, Planter, for and in consideration of ten pounds Proclamation Money to us in hand paid before the signing and ensealing of these presents by William ETHERIDGE of the same County and province aforesaid the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge and ourselves therewith fully Satisfied and contented and thereof & of every part & parcel thereof do exonorate aquit and discharge the said Wm. ETHERIDGE his heirs Executors adminis. or assigns forever and by these presents have given granted Bargained & aliened Conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do freely fully and absolutely give grant Bargain Sell Convey & Confirm unto him the said William ETHERIDGE his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of Land lying in County of Currituck & in the province of North Carolina containing by estimation fifty acres more or less lying and being on the west side of Tulls Creek being part of a patent granted to John ETHERIDGE bearing date the 20th day of May Anno Dom 1761 and bounded as follows beginning at a beech on Wm. SCOTTs line it being the Beginning Tree of the aforesaid patent & so running veres courses as the afsd Patent Mentions to a path & a slab marked line to Dennis ROYORDANs line and thence joining upon the afsd ROYORDANs line the courses of the patent to a poplar it being a corner tree of the afsd ROYORDANs line & a corner of the afsd land and then to the first Station Beech.  /s/ John ETHERIDGE.  Witnesses: Caleb ETHERIDGE, John HALSTEAD.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 25-26]  Nathaniel Spence & Rebecca WEST to John JONES.  Oct. 11, 1761.  Nathaniel Spence WEST of the County of Currituck & in the province of North Carolina of the one part & John JONES of the County & province aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Nathaniel Spence WEST for & in consideration of the sum of fifty Pounds Current money of the Colony of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said John JONES the receipt whereof doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained & sold & by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said John JONES one certain tract or parcel of Land containing fifty acres be the same sum more or less lying & being in the county & province aforesaid and bounded as follows that is to say beginning at a beech a line tree of Caleb MARCHANTs and running the said MARCHANT line to the hed(?) thereof & on the line of Bur’d BEARTONs to water oak a corner tree from thence a northerdly course to a line of marked trees marked out by the said John JONES & Joshua WEST & so on the said line to a white gum & from thence on a line of marked trees to ???? beam & thence a due north Course to a popler standing in the branch & thence several courses of the said Branch to the north end of an Iland known by the name of Orphans Island & thence a north east Course to a creek known by the name of Drapur Creek & running down the sd. Creek the several Courses thereof til the same comes against the first mentioned beach as nigh as could be & so running through the marsh & purcoson to the before mentioned beach standing on the branch known by the name of the Orphants branch with the reversion and reversions of the said land hereditraments to and premises with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to have and to hold the said land and tenements & premises unto the said John JONES his heirs executors administrators & assigns forever to the Intent that by virtue thereof & of the statute of transferring uses in to porssion the said John JONES may be in actual possession thereof and be enabled to take & except of a grant & release of the said Premises to him his heirs and assigns forever.  In witness whereof the said Nathaniel Spence WEST hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written.  /s/ Nathaniel Spence WEST, Rebecca [her x mark] WEST relinquishes her dower.  Witnesses: Joshua WEST, Sarah [x] WEST, Ked. MARCHANT.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 27-28]  Evan MILLER, SR. to Evan MILLER, JR.  Dec. 25, 1761.  Evan MILLER SENR.of the one part and of the County of  Currituck of the one part and Evan MILLER JUNR. of the said County of the other.  Witnesseth that the said Evan MILLER SEN. for & in Consideration of the Sum of ten pounds Proclamation currency to me in hand paid by Even MILLER JUR. before the ensealing & delivery hereof the receipt of which he hereby acknowledges himself to be fully Satisfied contented and paid and therefore for every part & parcel thereof doth exonerate aquit discharge the said Evan MILLER JUR. his heirs and assigns etc. and every of them by these presents have given granted sold alinated Conveyed & Confirmed and by these presents do fully freely & absolutely give grant Bargain & sell confirm unto the said Evan MILLER JUN. his heirs executors admin. & assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land situated lying on the south side of Coynjock Beginning in the middle of Sam BARNES line then down the said line to the swamp then along the said swamp to the first station being for one hundred acres of Land more or less the said bargained premises being that parcel of land as Thomas PARKER Bought of Mary ONEAL daughter of Michael ONEAL the older Decd.  /s/ Evan [his x mark] MILLER.  Received of Evan MILLER JUN. the within mentioned sum of ten pounds proclamation money.  /s/ Evan [his x mark] MILLER.  Witnesses: Elender [her x mark] ETHERIDGE, Josiah NICHOLSON, Grace [her x mark] POYNER.  Proved: 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 29-30]  John & Rebecca FORBES to Benjamin EVANS.  March 1759.  John FORBES & Rebecca my wife of the County of Pasquotank and province of North Carolina for divers Causes and consideration as also for sum of four pounds ten shillings Proclamation money to us paid before the Sealing & delivery hereof by Benjamin EVANS of Currituck County in the province aforesaid Planter the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge and ourselves therewith fully satisfied contented & paid and of every part & parcel thereof do aquit exonerate and discharge the said Benjamin EVANS his heirs executors admin. And assigns forever & by these presents have given granted bargained sold alined conveyed Confirmed unto the said Benjamin and his heirs as afsd one certain tract or parcel of land in Currituck County afsd. Being the same tract that sd. Benjn. Bot of Elexender WATSON and Executor together of the last will and Testament of Samuel WILLIAMS Dec’d. being also the same tract that was granted by Patent to Tho. WILLIAMS Dec’d. Brother of sd. Sam'l. WILLIAMS which by Right of Inheritance fell to sd. EVANS in the sd purchase made of WATSON . I the said John FORBES with my being also extr. together to the will of the sd. decd. Sam'l. WILLIAMS do make this  deed to confirm the title thereof for the whole of sd. Patent which bares date the 6th Day of December 1720 which contains three hundred & fifty acres as is bounded by the several lines courses & boundaries therein mentioned.  /s/ John FORBES, Rebecca FORBES relinquishes her dower.  Witnesses:  Henry EVANS, John WACHUSS(?), Zekel EVANS.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 31-32]  Nathaniel Spence & Rebecca WEST to Richard FENTON.  Oct. 10, 1761.   Nathaniel Spence WEST of Corituck County of the province of North Carolina of the one part & Richard FENTON of the County and province aforesaid of the other part—Witnesseth that the said Nathaniel Spence WEST for and in consideration of the sum of thirty Pounds Current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Richard FENTON the receipt whereof doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained & sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Richard FENTON one certain tract or parcel of Land containing one hundred acres be the same more or less of Land & lying & being situate in Currituck County Joining on the North west side of the North West River also a north west course by a line of marked trees already marked ground the said land being formerly laid off for the aforesaid Richard FENTON which said land is situate in the County aforesaid with the reversion and reversions of the said land hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to have and to hold the said land and Tenements premises unto the said Richard FENTON his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever to the intent that by virtue thereof and of the statute of transferring uses into possession the said Richard FENTON may be in actual possession thereof and be enabled to take and except of a grant and release of the said premises to him his heirs and assigns forever.  In witness whereof the said Nathaniel Spence WEST hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day and year above written.  /s/ Nathaniel Spence WEST, Rebecca [hir x mark] WEST relinquishes her dower; Witnesses: Ked’r. MARCHANT, John JONES, Tho. MILLER.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 33-34]  Nathaniel Spence & Rebecca WEST to Richard FENTON.  Oct. 10, 1761. [Appears to be the exact same deed as above except the witnesses are Ked’r. MARCHANT, John JONES, Thomas WILLIAMS.]

[Pgs. 35-37]  John & Rebecca FORBES to John DAVIS.  August 29, 1761.  John FORBES of the County of Pasquotank in the province of North Carolina and Rebecca his wife of the one part and John DAVIS of the County of Currituck & province aforesaid of the other part—Witnesseth that the said John FORBES & Rebecca his wife for an in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds Carolina currency to them in hand paid by the said John DAVIS at & before the ensealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged they the said John FORBES & Rebecca his wife have given granted bargained sold alined & confirmed by these presents do give grant Bargain sell alien confirm unto the said JOHN DAVIS his heirs & assigns forever all that piece or parcel of land containing by estimation four hundred & ninety-two acres be the same more or less situate lying & being in the sd. County of Currituck & bounded as followeth beginning at a red oak sapling standing by a river at Pig Point on the mouth of a creek running up a cutting sege marsh then up the said Cutting Sege marsh creek by various Courses to a Pine thence north 11 degrees West four hundred & forty Pole to a red oak then East forty one degrees South Six hundred & eighty Pole to the mouth of a small creek from the mouth of the said creek along Currituck Sound by various Courses to the first Station together with all houses edifices fences & appurtenances whatsoever to the sd. Piece or parcel of land belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land and premises with their & every of their appurtenances unto the sd John DAVIS his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof the parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seal the day & year above written.  /s/ John FORBES, Rebecca FORBES relinquishes her dower.  Witnesses: Benjamin EVANS, Caleb FORBES.

Know all men by these presents that John DAVIS of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina am holding and bound to Samuel WILLIAMS of the County aforesaid under the penalty of fifty pounds ten shillings proc. Money to be paid to him or his heirs or assigns by me the said John DAVIS my heirs or assigns to which payment well & truly to be made and I bind myself my heirs exors and adr. And assigns firmly by these presents as witness my hand this condition of this above obligation is such that if the afsd John DAVIS shall assign a deed of Sail for the half of the within mentioned tract or parcel of land and acknowledge in of open Court to William WILLIAMS then this obligation to be void and of our effect otherwise to stand and remain in full force and virtue as witness my hand this enterline before signed.  /s/ John [his x mark] DAVIS.  Witnesses: John FORBES, Benjamin EVANS, Caleb FORBES.

Received the day of the date of the within written Indenture of and from the within named John DAVIS the sum of thirty pounds Current money of the province of North Carolina being the consideration within mentioned to be paid to me & my wife Rebecca FORBES.

Memorandum that on the day of the within written Indenture aquit & peaceably possession & seizen of the within mentioned four hundred & ninety two acres of land & premises was given by the delivery of the Latch of the door of the mansion House as also of turf & twig from the within named John FORBES & Rebecca his wife unto the within named John DAVIS on the said lands premises & appurtinances within conveyed in the presence of us.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 38-39]  Nathaniel Spence & Rebecca WEST to John JONES.  October 11, 1761.  Nathaniel Spence WEST of Currituck County & in the province of North Carolina of the one part and John JONES of the County & province aforesaid of the other part—Whereas the said Nathaniel Spence WEST do by these presents grant bargain & sell unto the said John JONES one parcel or tract of Land Containing fifty acres be the same Sum more or less lying & being in the County & province aforesaid and bounded as follows that is to say beginning at a beach a line tree of Caleb MARCHANTs and running up the said MARCHANTs line to the back thereof and on the line of Richar'd FENTONs to a water oak a corner tree & from thence a northerdly course to a line of marked trees by the said John JONES & Joshua WEST & so on the said line to a white gum & from thence on a line of marked trees to a hornbeam and thence a due north course to a poplar standing in a branch and thence the several courses of the said branch to the northend of the Island known by the name of the Orphans Island thence a north east course to a creek known by the name of Danfries creek and running down the said creek the several courses thereof till the same come against the first mentioned beach as could be & so running through the marsh & purcosin to the before mentioned back standing on the branch known by the name of the Orphans Branch witnesseth that the said Nathaniel Spence WEST for and in consideration of the sum of fifty Pounds current money of the money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said JOHN JONES have bargained granted & sold unto the said John JONES his heirs Exrs adrs & assigns the aforesaid land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging.  /s/ Nathaniel Spence WEST, Rebecca [her x mark] WEST relinquishes her dower.  Witnesses: Joshua WEST, Sarah [her x mark] WEST, Ked’r MARCHANTAcknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 40-41]  Hilary & Jean SIMMONS to Caleb GLASGOW.  August 1, 1761.  Hilary SIMMONS & Jean his wife of Currituck County & in the province of North Carolina of the one part & Caleb GLASGOW of the Same County and province afsd of the other part. Witnesseth that I the said Hilary SIMMONS for and in consideration  of four Pounds Proclamation money to me in hand Paid by the afsd Caleb GLASGOW do freely fully and absolutely give grant bargain sell & confirm unto the afsd Caleb GLASGOW to him his heirs & assigns forever one certain piece or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County afsd Containing by estimation fifty acres of Swamp land more or less being part of a tract of land surveyed & patented by the afsd SIMMONS the afsd Patten bearing date the twentieth day of May in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one & bounded as followeth viz beginning at a white oak James DAUGE corner tree then No. 75 E1-26 chains to a cyprus thence Southerly Courses by a line of marked trees to a white oak corner tree then a westerly Course by a line of marked trees to the first station.  In witness whereof the afsd hath hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this day & date afsd.  /s/ Hilary SIMMONS.  Witnesses: Grace PHILIPS, Abner TURTNE [sic].  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in January 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pg. 42]  Richard SIMMONS to Hugh MORCROFT.  April 9, 1762.  Know all men by these presents that I Richard SIMINS late Commander of the Schooner Garland cast away at Currituck Inlet have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appoint Hugh MORCROFT of the County aforesaid Esqr. my true & lawful attorney for me and in my place & stead to ask demand recover & receive any part of the Schooners cargo or her tackling & apparel of & from any person or persons whatsoever hereby giving my said attorney to act in my behalf as if I myself ware personally present   In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 9th day of April 1762.  /s/ Richard SIMMONS.  Witness:  Henry DELONG.

These may certify that the above letter of attorney from Richard SIMINS Mariner to Hugh MORCROFT Esq was then and there in open court proved by the oath of Wm. Henry DELONG the subscribing witness present and on motion ordered to be registered.  1st Tuesday in April 1762.  Witness: Wm. MEARNS C.C.C.

[Pgs. 43-44]  Sarah RICHARDS to Thomas SIMMONS.  October 23, 1761.  Sarah RICHARDS of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina Widow do for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds to me in hand paid before the ensealing and deliver of these presents by Thomas SIMMONS of the County & province aforesaid gent. give grant bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto the said Thomas SIMMONS his heirs and assigns forever one certain messuage or tenement of Land situate lying and being in the county of Currituck on the North River Swamp and on the Northwest Corner of William READs Patent beginning at the said READs corner on the said swamp then along Thomas SIMMONS line formerly known by the name of DRAPERs line North seventy two degrees East twenty six & a half chains to a pine tree South twenty degrees east forty one chains to Joseph EVENS line then along his line south fifty two degrees west twenty one chains to the said North River Swamp then along the said Swamp bounded there by to the first station containing ninety three acres surveyed and laid out by John CLATON Sworn Surveyor and conveyed to Sarah RICHARDS from William READ to have & to hold the said granted and bargained premises with the plantation houses orchards fences trees and timber trees water and water courses and all the appurtenances and priviledges to the same belonging or in anyways appertaining to him the said Thomas SIMMONS.  In witness whereof I the said Sarah RICHARDS has hereunto set my hand and seal this 23 day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one & the first year of his majestys reign George the 3rd by the grace of God of Great Brittane France and Ireland Kind & defender of the faith etc.  /s/  Sarah [her x mark] RICHARDS.  Witnesses: Thos. SANDERSON JUN., Asakel ( or Essabel?) SIMMONS, John [his x mark] LINDSEY.  Proved 1st Tuesday in January 1768 [sic] Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 45-47]  Samuel & Sabrina [or Leticia?] SIMMONS to Samuel SWAN.  January 7, 1762.  Samuel SIMMONS & Sabrina his wife of Norfolk County in Virginia of the one part and Samuel SWAN of Pasquotank County in the province of North Carolina of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Samuel S. SIMMONS & Leticia his wife for and in consideration the sum of ten pounds proclamation money to him in hand paid by the said Samuel SWAN at & before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge & myself fully satisfied contented & paid & there of do exonerate acquit and discharge the sd Samuel SWAN granted bargained & sold unto him the said Samuel SWAN his heirs & assigns forever one lot or acre of land being part of a tract of land willed to one Mary PARKER by her husband William PARKER deceased, and by her sold to my father Samuel SIMMONS deceased by deed of Bargain & sale bearing date the eighth day of July 1744 which said land descended to my Brother Josiah SIMMONS deceased & from the said Josiah SIMMONS to me Samuel SIMMONS beginning at the river side on William ELLISs land which land now belongs to the sd. Samuel SWAN thence running up the sd SWANs line thirty two chains to a great pine marked being near a southwest course thence near a north west course five chains thence about east thirty two chains to the Waller on river thence along the sd River to the first station containing one acre of Land.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals the day & year above mentioned.  /s/  Sam’l SIMMONS, Letecia SIMMONS relinquishes her dower.  Witnesses: Stephen WILLIAMS, Wm. WILLIAMS, John [his x mark] CHITTIM.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in April 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 48-49]  John ACKISS to Daniel GRIMSTEAD.  April 6, 1762.  John ACKISS of the County of Princess Ann Virginia of the one part and Daniel GRIMSTEAD of the County of Currituck of the other part.  Witnesseth that for & in Consideration of the Sum of thirty Shillings to the said John ACKISS in hand paid by the said Daniel GRIMSTEAD at or before the sealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said John ACKISS doth hereby acknowledge have given granted bargan sold & by these presents do grant Bargain sell aline convey & confirm unto the said Daniel GRIMSTEAD a piece of marsh containing fifty acres adjoining fifty acres that adjoins the province line near the back bay.  In testimony whereof the said John ACKISS hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day & year first above written.  /s/ John ACKISS.  Witness: Joshua LUDLAM.  Acknowledged April Court 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 49-50]  Evan MILLER to William MUN CREEF [sic].  March 22, 1762.  Evan MILLER of precinct of Currituck in the province of North Carolina for and in consideration of five pounds proclamation money of North Carolina to me in hand paid and secured and paid by William MUN CREEF the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself therewith fully satisfied contended and paid before the ensealing and delivery of these presents by William MUN CREEF of the said precinct do set over bargain and sell one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the precinct aforesaid containing by estimation fifty acres being at a pine standing in John THOMPSONs line on the norwest side of the great Swamp Road then to Evan MILLERs back line then down the said line a southly Course then Eastley Course to a pine standing in William MUN CREEFs corner then down William MUN CREEFS line a northedly Course to the first station.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22d day of March 1762.  /s/ Evan MILLER.  Witnesses: William MUN CREEF JUN., William [his x mark] WILLIAMS JUN.  Proved April Court 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 51-52]  Malachi & Lidia WILSON to Thomas MACKNIGHT.  April 4, 1763.  Malachy WILSON and Lidia his wife of Norfolk County in Virginia of the one part and Thomas MACKNIGHT of Pasquotank County in the province of North Carolina Merchant of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Malachy and Lidia for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds money to them in hand paid the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge themselves fully contented with and thereof do forever acquit the said Thomas his heirs Executors and administrators have given granted bargained Sold aliened & conveyed and by these presents do fully and absolutely give grant bargain sell aline convey and confirm unto him the said Thomas MACKNIGHT all that piece or parcel of Land which belonged to Jacob CARRON deceased and on the death of his son John fell to and was allotted for the share of Lidia aforementioned wife of Malachy and Sister of the said Jacob CARRON deceased aforementioned on the division that was made amongst the Coheiresses and their husbands and in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty three which land is conveyed as follows and beginning at marked Beach tree standing in the old Indian line on the west side of the road near Timothy EVERIDGE his house and from thence running down the said old Indian line to the land belonging to William TERRICES and William LURRY and joining their land and the land that was allotted to John LURRY and Mary his wife sister to the said Jacob CARRON deceased in the aforementioned division and joining to the land of William SNOWDEN JUN. to a marked red oak at the glade path and from thence joining the land sold by Caleb CHURCH and Elizabeth his wife unto the said Thomas MACKNIGHT unto the first station at the Beech tree containing four hundred acres more or less.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals day & date as above written.  /s/  Malachi WILSON, Lidia [x] WILSON relinquishes her dower.  Witnesses: William BAY(?), William BRAY.  Acknowledged 1st Tuesday in April 1763.   Test: Willm. MEARNS C.C.  Registered September 29, 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register.

[Pgs. 53-54]  Caleb & Elizabeth CHURCH to Thomas MACKNIGHT.  March 25, 1763.  Caleb CHURCH of the County of Currituck and Elizabeth his wife of the one part and Thomas MACKNIGHT of the County of Pasquotank Merchant of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Caleb and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred Pounds proclamation money to the in hand well and truly paid, the receipt to whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said Thomas MACKNIGHT his heirs and assigns all the peace and parcel of land situate lying and being on on adjoining to the Indian Ridge in the County of Currituck in the province of North Carolina being bounded as follows: Beginning on the North River & running from thence North one degree West to a marked walnut thence the same course along SNOWDENs and CHURCHs dividing line being a line of marked trees running No. 1 W. to a red oak standing on the road at the entrance of the glade path thence along the road to a marked beech tree standing in the Indian patent line next to Timothy AVERIDGEs thence up the course of said Indian line and along the said Indian line to the main branch of the Cypress run thence down the various courses of said main branch to the little fork branch that binds the Land called Beech Neck thence along the various courses of said branch to its head thence across to the head of Beach Neck branch thence down said branch to the river and along the river to the first station containing four hundred acres be the same more or less.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals.  /s/ Caleb CHURCH, Elizabeth [the mark x of] CHURCH.  Witness: Mich'l. CUNIF.  Acknowledged April 1763.   Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.  Registered September 30, 1763.  Fran. BROWN, Register.

[Pgs. 55-56]  Capt. Francis BROWN to William FEREBEE.  March 15, 1761.  Capt. Francis BROWN of Perquimians County and Providence of  North Carolina of the one part and William FEREBEE of Currituck County and province aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that the sd. Francis BROWN for and in consideration of forty two Barrels of Pork Ten pounds Virginia Currency & ten pounds proclamation money to him in hand by the said William FEREBEE the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself therewith to be fully satisfied paid and contented and thereof and of every part and parcel thereof do Exonerate acquit and discharge him the said William FEREBEE a certain plantation tract or parcel of Land situating and lying in Currituck County being part of the Indian land and known by the name of Indian Culong and bounding as followeth viz. Beginning at a beach on the east side of the Indian Ridge on the low ground near Malaca WILSONs old field formerly known by name of GARRETs old field from thence by a line of marked trees to the main road near the glades path from thence down the said road to a white oak from thence easterly across the said Ridge to a gum on the said low grounds then along the said ground to the first station containing one hundred and sixty acres.  In witness hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this day and date above writing.  /s/ Fran. BROWN.  Witnesses: John BARNS JUN., Andrew KNOX.  Proved April 1762.   Test: Wm. MEARNS C.C.  Registered October 10, 1762.  Francis BROWN, Register.

[Pgs. 57-58]  Evan MILLER, SEN. to Thomas MILLER.  December 20, 1762.  Evan MILLER SEN. of one part and of the Province of North Carolina and County of Currituck Gent. and Thomas MILLER Son of the aforesaid Evan MILLER of the other part of the County & province afsd.  Witnesseth that the sd. Evan MILLER for and in consideration of the Natural Love and Effection which I have and also Bear unto my beloved Son Thomas MILLER hath given granted and confirmed unto my Son Thomas MILLER to his heirs Exr. Admr. and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of Land the whole tract Bounded as followeth: Beginning at a gum John BALLANCEs corner So. 30 degrees W. 12 chains to a water oak then No. 55 W ½ chain to S West gum in his own line then No. 25 W. 12 ½ chains to a gum on his own line then W 16 chain to a red oak at the Swamp thence along the Swamp No. 27 ½ chain to a gum PRESCOATs corner thence along the sd. Line So. 75 Et. 14 chains to a pine his other corner then along his head line N. 19 Et. 30 chains to a white oak corner afsd in CHITTEMs then along his sd. Line No. 83 Et. 10 chain to a Spanish oak his corner then the line combined 13 chain to a pine the So. 10 W 79 chain to the first station containing 238 acres Land and I the said Evan MILLER do give grant and confirm unto my Son Thomas MILLER unto him his heirs and Exr. Adm. and assigns forever half the above mentioned tract of land.  In Witness hereof I the said Evan MILLER hath hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of December in the day & year above written.  /s/ Evan [his M mark] MILLER.  Witnesses: Josiah NICHOLSON, Thos. PARKER.  Proved April Court 1763.   Witness: Wm. MEARNS.  Registered October 10, 1763.  Fran. BROWN, Register.

[Pgs. 59-60]  Keder MARCHANT to Gideon MARCHANT.  July 1, 1763.  Keder MARCHANT merchant of the County of Currituck & province of North Carolina of the one part & Gideon MERCHANT of the County & province aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that he the said Keder MARCHANT for and in consideration of the Sum of fifteen Pounds Current money Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Gideon MERCHANT do sell one hundred acres of Land, it being part of that tract granted to him the said Kedar MERCHANT in and by a certain Indenture hearing date the twentieth day of May & in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one & beginning at a poplar on the main rode and running on line of marked trees a South Eastardly Course to the Redey branch & thence a South Westerdly on the Said branch to a line of marked trees thence with the said line a westerdly Course to the before mentioned rode & so on the said Rode to the first mentioned beginning it being all the lands on the east of the afore said rode according to the bounds hearin specified with all and every part and parcel thereof unto him the said Gideon MERCHANT his heirs and assigns forever.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & fixed my seal the day & year above written.  /s/ Keder MERCHANT.  Witnesses: Thomas MILLER, Keder MILLERProved 1st Tuesday in October 1763.   Test: Wm. MEARNS, CC.  Registered October 26, 1763.  Francis BROWN, Register.

 [Pgs. 61-62]  Evan & Dina MILLER, JUN. to Thomas PARKER.  May 3, 1762.  Evan MILLER of the province of North Carolina and in the County of Currituck of the one part and Thomas PARKER of the province and County afsd. Of the other part.  Witnesseth that the afsd Evan MILLER JUN. and his wife Dina do for and In consideration of the sum of twenty pounds proclamation money to me in hand paid do sell alien convey and confirm unto the said Thos. PARKER his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract of Land Situate lying and being in the precinct of Currituck County and province of North Carolina lying on the Great Swamp containing by Estamation Sixty acres of Land more or less Beginning at a gum in the Swamp then No. 55 Et chain to a pine then No 70 E 18 chain to the high land then binding the said high land and swamp southward 35 chain then So 45 W 5.17 chain then So 65 W 8 chain to a pine THOMPSONs corner thence a west Course to the back line then along the back line to the first station.  In witness whereof we the said Evan MILLER & Dina his wife have hereunto set our hands and seals in the day and date above written.  /s/ Evan MILLER, Dina [her x mark] MILLER.  Witnesses: Josiah NICHOLSON JUNR., Solomon [his “I” mark] ETHERIDGE.  Proved May 1762.  Test: Wm. MEARNS.  Registered October 12, 1763.  Francis BROWN, Register.

[Pgs. 63-66]  John EARL GRANVILLE to Thomas ALLEN.  November 24, 1762.  The Right Honorable John EARL GRANVILLE Viscount Carteret and Baron Carteret of Harrnes in the County of Bedford in the kingdom of Great Britain Lord President of his Majestys most Honourable privy Council and Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter of the one part and Thomas ALLEN of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina planter of the other part.  Whereas his most Excellent Majestys King George the Second in and by a Certain Indenture bearing date the Seventh day of September in the eighteenth year of his Reign and in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and forty four and made between his said most excellent majesty of the one part and the said John EARL GRANVILLE by the name Stile and title of the right Honourable John Lord Carteret of the other part did for the consideration therein mentioned give and grant release ratify and confirm unto the said EARL by the name Stile and title of John Lord Carteret as aforesaid and his heirs and assigns forever a certain District Territory or parcel of Land lying in the province of North Carolina in America and all the Sounds Creeks ports Rivers Streams other Royalties Franchises priviledges and Immunities within the same as they are therein set out or described allotted granted and confirmed to the said John EARL GRANVILLE as aforesaid for one eight part of the charters the second in the fifteenth and Seventeenth years of his Reign to eight Lords propritors of Carolina as by the said Indenture duly enrolled in the high Court of Chancery in Great Britain and in the Secretarys office of the province of North Carolina reference being thereto had will more fully apeare now this Indenture witnesseth that as well for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings sterling money to the said John EARL GRANVILLE in hand paid by the said Thomas ALLEN at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he the said EARL doth hereby acknowledge as also for and in consideration of the rent covenants Exceptions provisions and agreements hereinafter mentioned reserved and contained and by and in the part and behalf of the said Thomas ALLEN Sold and confirmed by these presents doth give grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Thomas ALLEN his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of vacant Land situate lying and being in the parish of in the county of Currituck in the said province on Currituck Sound beginning at Azaricom PARKERs patent corner, then along said Sound side Southerwardly 2 chains to Foster JARVESes patent corner then along his line south 80 West 55 chains to a Sowerwood at the Cypress Swamp then along said swamp North 8 ½ chain to a pine stump said PARKERs corner then along his line North 60 East 45 chain to the first station containing in the whole Eighty three acres of Land all which premises are more particularly described and set forth in the planor map thereof hereunto annexed together with all woods under woods timber and timber trees water courses and the priveledges of hunting hawking fishing and fowling in and upon the premises and mines and mineral whatsoever thereunto be found excepting and always reserve and out of this present grant unto the Kings Most excellent Majestys his heirs and successors one fourth part of all the gold and silver mines to be found in and upon the premises and also excepting and always reserving unto the said John EARL GRANVILLE his heirs and assigns one moirty or half part of the remaining three fourths of all such gold and silver mines to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of vacant land and all and singular other the premises with their appurtenances except unto the said Thomas ALLEN his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying therefore yearly and every year unto the said John EARL GRANVILL his heirs or assigns the yearly rent or sum of three shillings and four pence which is at the rate of three shillings sterling for every hundred acres and so in proportion for a less quantity at or upon the Twenty fifth day of March and the twenty ninth day of September in every year by even and equal portions and to be paid at the Court house of the said County of Currituck unto the said EARL his heirs or assigns or to his or their lawful attorney or receiver for the time being the first payment thereof to be made on such of the aforementioned days of payments as shall first happen after the date here of and the said Thomas ALLEN for himself his heirs and assigns and for either and every of them doth hereby covenant promise and agree to and with the said EARL his heirs and assigns and to and with either and every of them by these presents in manner and form following that is to say that Thomas ALLEN his heirs and assigns shall and will yearly and every year forever will and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said EARL his heirs or assigns or unto his or their lawful attorney or receiver for the time being on the days and at the places aforesaid the aforesaid yearly rent or sum of Three shillings and four pence by half yearly payments as aforesaid provided always and this present grant is hereby expressly declared and agreed by and between the said parties to be nevertheless upon this condition that if it shall happen that the said yearly rent of three shillings and four pence or any part thereof shall at any time hereafter be behind or unpaid for the space of six months next over or after either of the afore mentioned days of payments and no sufficient distress can be found on the premises whereon it shall be lawful to levy such lent and arrears with the full costs charges and expenses in making the same that then this present grant and all assignments thereof shall be utterly void and of non effect and it shall be lawful for the EARL his heirs or assigns to reenter into the said Lands and to regrant the same to any other person or persons whomsoever as if this grant and such assignments had never been made. In witness whereof the parties above named have to these presents Interchangeably Set their hands and seals the day and year herein above written.  /s/  GRANVILLE by Thos. CHILD.  Witnesses: W. CHURTON, Wm. McCLELLAN Proved by the oath of Wm. CHURTON.  Registered: October 12, 1763.  Francis BROWN, Register.

[Pgs. 66-68]  Caleb & Mary POWERS to  Willis SIMMONS.  January 5, 1763.  Caleb POWERS with Mary my wife of Currituck County for and in consideration of forty Pounds Proclamation money to us in hand paid before the signing and ensealing of these presents by Willis SIMMONS of the County & province afsd the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge and ourselves therewith fully satisfied contended and paid, have sold unto him the sd Willis SIMMONS his heirs and assigns forever a certain Piece or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County & Province of sd containing by estimation one hundred acres of Land more or less beginning at a Cypress Standing on the side of the water a branch of Tulleys Creek then running a northerly Course by line of marked trees to a red oak standing on the head of Wards(?) Branch then an Easterly Course across the sd Land to a Beach a dividing Corner tree between Amos ETHERIDGE afsd land then with the said line about a south Course to the creek or branch thence with ye sd creek or branch to the first station.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixt our Seals this fifth day of January one thousand Seven hundred & Sixty three.  /s/ Caleb POWERS, Mary [her x mark] POWERS.  Witnesses: Absalom LEGGET, Hillary SIMMONS.  Acknowledged January Court 1763.  Registered: July 12, 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register.

[Pgs. 68-69]  Manadon & Rody PHILLIPS to James WILKINS.  November 19, 1762.  MANADON PHILLIPS Planter of Currituck in the province of North Carolina of the one part and Jeames WILKINS the Planter of Norfolk County in the colony of Virginia the other party.  Witnesseth that the said Manadon PHILLIPS and Rody his wife for the valuable consideration of twenty six pounds twelve shillings currant and lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Jeames WILKINS the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge for to be good and ourselves therewith to be fully Satisfied contented and paid and doth by these presents exonerate and discharge the said Jeames WILKINS his heirs and assigns forever and hath by these presents given granted bargained and Sold unto Jeames WILKINS his heirs and assigns forever a tract and parsel of land and plantation containing thirty five acres more or less it being part of a large tract of Land formerly held and Patented to McCOY baring date October the ninth 1716 which the said thirty five acres for bounds as followeth:  Begning at a Beatch and from thence a Norewest Cors along Richard ETHERIDGEs line to a black gum and from thence a South west to a Sweet gum and from thence to a Sourwood and thence a South east Course to a holey and from thence to a beatch and from thence to another beatch binding on William POWERS and SLACK line and so running along the said POWERS line to the first stand beach.  As witness our hands and seals the day and year above written.  /s/ Manadon PHILLIPPS, Rody [her x mark] PHILLIPPS.  Witnesses: Willis ETHERIDGE, Joshua WILKINS, William WILKINS, Grace ETHERIDGE.  Proved January Court 1763.  Registered: July 13, 1763.  Fran. BROWN, Register.

[Pgs. 70-71]  William WARD to Joseph POYNER.  January 3, 1763.  William WARD of Currituck County and in the Province of North Carolina of the one part & Joseph POYNER of the County & Province afsd of the other part witnesseth that I the sd William WARD for and in consideration of one hundred pounds proclamation money to me in hand paid by the said Joseph POYNER, absolutely give grant bargon Sell confirm unto the aforesaid Joseph POYNER a certain piece or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County afsd containing by estimation ninety one acres of Land more or less being Part of a tract Surveyed and Patented by Samuel SIMMONS late of Currituck deceased the sd Patten bearing date the eleventh day of September one thousand Seven hundred and fifty Six and bounded as followeth beginning at a beatch a corner tree of the sd POYNERs land upon THOMPSONs line in the sd Patten then running a Southerly Course by a line of marked trees to a gum a corner tree In sd Patten then a Westerly Curse Streight Course to a pine a corner tree of WHEALBYs land then a northerly Course to a poplar a corner tree of the said POYNER land then by a line of marked tree to the first station the same being for Ninety one acres of Land more or less.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this day & date afsd.  /s/ William WARD.  Witnesses: Josiah NICHOLSON, Hilary SIMMONS.  Acknowledged January Court 1763.  Test: Wm. MEARNS, C.C.  Registered July 16, 1763.  Frank BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 72-73]  Simon & Elizabeth WILSON to Henry WILSON.  October 1, 1762.  Simon WILSON & Elizabeth his wife of Norfolk County of the one part & Henry WILSON of the same County.  Witnesseth that the sd Simon WILSON & Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty pounds Currant money of Virginia to them In hand paid at the Insealing & deliver of these presents By the sd Henry WILSON the receipt whereof they doth hereby acknowledge themselves therewith fully satisfied contented and paid, Bargain Sell alien convey and confirm unto him the sd Henry WILSON a certain piece or parcel of Land containing Ninety four acres be same more or less within the sd Bounds as follows the said land is adjoining to the sd WILSONs land & is part of Patent or tract of land Solomon WILSON formerly held the sd Ninety four acres bounded as followeth beginning at a bay tree and thence running down Providence Swamp to Jeames GARRETs line then along his line to a holley GARRETTs other corner thence to the first station & So Included for ninety four acres be the same more or less.   Witnesseth whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and year above written.  /s/ Simon WILSON.  Witnesses: Jeames WILKINS SENR., Joshua WILKINS, William WILKINS.  Proved 1st Tuesday in January 1763.  Test: Wm. MEARNS, C.C.  Registered July 12, 1763.

[Pgs. 74-75]  Willis & Jean SIMMONS to Absolom LEGGETT. January 4, 1763.  Willis SIMMONS & Jean his wife of Currituck County and in the province of North Carolina of the one part and Absolom LEGET of the same county & province afsd of the other part.  Witnesseth that I the said Willis SIMMONS for and in consideration of forty one pounds Proclamation money to me in hand paid by the sd Absolom LEGGET at and before the ensealing and delivering of these presents the receipt Whereof I do hereby acknowledge & myself there with fully Satisfied, do freely truly and absolutely give grant bargon Sell & confirm unto the afsd Absolom LEGGETT to him his heirs and assigns forever on certain piece or parcel of Land Situate lying and being in the County afsd Containing by estimation fifty acres of Land more or less being part of two Pattens the first surveyed & Pattened by Wallis BRAY the said Patten bearing date the Nineteenth day of March one thousand Seven hundred & thirteen/fourteen the rest being part of a tract of Land surveyed & pattend by Absalom LEGGET the said Patten bearing date the thirteenth day of April one thousand and Seven hundred & fifty eight Beginning at a maple a corner tree that parts Abner LEGGETTs & the sd land then running a southerly Course by a line of marked trees to a gum a corner tree of SWANs land then an easterly Course along his line to a lightwood post then along the rode by a line of marked trees to a black gum a corner tree of William PARRs land then along his line to a pine a corner tree there by a line of marked trees to the first station being a piece of land I the said Willis bought of Abner LEGGETT the same being for Fifty acres of land more or less.  In witness whereof we the sd Willis & Jean hath hereunto set our hands and affixt our seal this day & date afsd.  /s/ Willis SIMMONS, Jean SIMMONS.  Witnesses: Moses BUNNILL, Hilary SIMMONS.  Acknowledged January Court 1763.  Test: Wm. MEARNS, C.C.  Registered July 16, 1763.  Fran. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 76-77]  Solomon & Kesiah MILLER to Thomas BURGESS.  December 20, 1762.  Solomon MILLER of the County of Currituck & in the province of North Carolina Planter of the one part and Thomas BURGESS of the County & province of the other part.  Witnesseth that I the sd Solomon MILLER for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds proclamation money to me in hand paid by the said Thos. BURGESS the receipt to whereof I the said Solomon MILLER and Kesiah his wife do hereby acknowledge ourselves there with fully satisfied contented and paid and by these presents have given granted bargoned alined & confirmed and by these presents do freely fully and absolutely give grant bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto him the sd Thos. BURGESS one certain piece or parcel of Land lying and being situate in Currituck County & in the province afsd containing one hundred & seventy five acres & bounded as follows viz: Beginning at a pine on Moyock Creek running East 10 degrees South three hundred and eighty two poles to a corner Beach thence NE Seventy two poles thence West 10 degree No to Moyock Creek & along the sd Creek to the first Station. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand affixt our Seals the day and year above written.  /s/ Solomon MILLER.  Witnesses:  Francis WILLIAMSON, Saml. SIMMONS, Elizabeth [her x mark]  JONES.  Proved January Court 1763.  Test: Wm. MEARNS, C.C.  Registered July 18, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pg. 78]  William NORTON to Richard SILVESTER.  April 6, 1763.  William NORTON of the County of Currituck in the province of North Carolina Blacksmith for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & thirty pounds Proclamation money to me in hand paid before the ensealing and delivering of these presents by Rich’d. SILVESTER of the County of Norfolk and Colony of Virginia Planter the receipt I do hereby acknowledge and thereof do fully acquit and discharge the said Rich’d SILVESTER his heirs executors and by these presents have given granted Bargained and sold allened and confirmed and by these presents do dully freely and absolutely give grant sell convey and confirm unto the said Roch. SILVESTER a sartain Parsil of Land situate near the end of Poel Pint [Powells Point] upon Currituck Sound Beginning at a pine Standing by the side of the bay so running the Courses as the Paten directs containing four hundred & eighty acres with all profits and Hereditaments to the same belonging and in any wise appertaining to have and to hold the said four hundred eighty acres of Land together with all singular the premises herein before granted Bargained or sold unto the said Rich’d SILVESTER his heirs and assigns forever and I the said William NORTON have granted for myself or my heirs executors & admin that I and every of us my heirs the per Bargined Land and premise unto the said Richard SILVESTER his heirs will warrant by these presents forever freely & clearly discharged of and from all Incuberances whatsoever the annual rents herafter payable unto the right Honorable the EARL of GRANVILLE and his heirs hereafter due.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this Sixth day of April one thousand seven hundred and sixty three.  /s/ Wm. NORTON.  Witnesses:  Lemuel SANDERSON, Joseph SANDERSON.  Acknowledged April Court 1763.  Witness Wm. MEARNS.  Registered May 27, 1763.  Fran. BROWN,  Register

[Pg. 79]  John ACKISS to John BERRY, SENR..  April 6, 1763.  John ACKISS of the County of Princess Anne Virginia of the one part and John BERRY SENR. of Currituck County of the other part.  Witnesseth that for & in consideration of the sum of fifty shillings Current money in hand paid by John BERRY to the said John ACKISS the receipt whereof the said John ACKISS doth hereby acknowledge & have granted Bargained & sold by these presents do grant Bargain & sell unto the said John BERRY SENR. fifty acres of marsh Land lying in the Great Marsh adjoining Daniel (Samuel?) GRIMSTEAD & the reversion & reversions remainder & remainders rents Issue & profits thereof to have & to hold the said percel  marsh unto him the said John BERRY his heirs & assigns forever the said John ACKISS do covenant to and with the said John BERRY & his heirs that the said Bargained premises now and so forever remain & be free & clear of & from all former gifts grants and lastly the sd John ACKISS & his heirs do warrant & forever defend the said bargained premises unto the said John BERRY & his heirs and assigns against him the said John ACKISS & all & every person or persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof the said John ACKISS hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day & year above written.  /s/ John ACKISS.  Witness: Azrikam PARKERAcknowledged April Court 1763.  Witness Wm. MEARNS.  Registered June 27, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 80-81]  William MEEKINS to Jacob MEEKINS.  March 28, 1763.  In our Lord God everlasting know ye that I William MEEKINS of Currituck County In the province of North Carolina Planter for and in consideration of the love and effection and divers other good causes and consideration Me therefore unto moving have given granted made over and confirmed and by these presents have given granted made over and confirmed and by this presents Deed of Gift do fully freely and absolutely give grant set over and confirm unto my well beloved Son Jacob MEEKINS to him his heirs and assigns forever one certain piece or parcel of land situate lying and being on Chicknacomack Banks In Currituck County containing fifty acres be the same more or less it being one half of the land that I the said Wm. MEEKINS Purchased of Christopher BUTLER son of Jacob BUTLER who purchased the said land of Thomas ONEAL and this fifty acres hereby given is the Northermost of the said land hereafter at any time to be equally divided and laid of to have and to hold the said given and granted premises to him the said Jacob MEEKINS his heirs and assigns forever with all the appurtenances and priviledges thereunto belonging freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged of and from all manner of former gifts grants Bargains sales leases mortgages wills Joynter dowrys judgments executions and Incumberances of what kind soever and I the said William MEEKINS do further bind myself my heirs Executors and administrators that the said Jacob MEEKINS shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter lawfully Peaeably and quietly have hold use occupy Percess and Injoy the above given and granted premises without hindrance or molestation of any persons whatsoever and I the William MEEKINS do hereby further warrant and defend the said fifty acres of Land heretofore expressed the quit rents thereof by the said Jacob MEEKINS being duly pay’d from the lawful claimes or demands of all manner of persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof I the said William MEEKINS have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 28th day of March and in the year of our lord God one thousand and Seven hundred and Sixty three 1763.  /s/ William  [the mark "W" of ] MEEKINS.  Witnesses: Josa. CAMPBELL, Jemima [her x mark] MEEKINS.  Proved by Joshua CAMPBELL April Court 1763.  Witness: Wm. MEARNS.  Registered June 27, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 82-83]  Nathaniel Spence WEST to William IVES.  April 6, 1762.  Know all men by these presents that I Nathaniel Spence WEST of the County of Currituck and province of North Carolina for and in consideration of the sum of one pound currant money of Virginia to me in hand paid by William IVES of the County & province afsd the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself fully satisfied and contented before the ensealing hereof,  have granted bargain’d & sold alined convey and confirmed & by these presents do freely fully and absolutely grant bargain and sell unto him the sd William IVES his heirs & assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of Land situate lying & being in the County afsd containing one hundred acres be the same more or less and bounded as followeth lying on the North River pocoson beginning at a white oak standing on the sd pocosin  running on the line of Joshua WESTs land to the head of the sd land to a line of marked trees which Nathaniel WEST & William IVES made to decide the said land to a branch known by the name of Redey Branch & so down the sd branch to the said purcosin & on the sd purcosin to the first mentioned station.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & Sixty & two.  /s/ Nathaniel Spence WEST.  Witnesses: John ACKISS, Joshua LUDLAM.  Acknowledged April Court 1782.  Wm. MEARNS.  Registered March 12, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 83-85]  Thomas & Bridget PERKINS to James DAUGE.  April 6, 1763.  Thomas PARKER PERKINS & BRIDGET his wife of Currituck County and in the province of North Carolina of the one part and Jeames DAUGE of same County & province afsd of the other part.  Witnesseth that I the said Thomas PARKER PERKINS for and in consideration of three hundred Pounds Proclamation money to me in hand Paid by the afsd. Jeames DAUGE at & before the ensealing and delivering of these presents have given granted bargained sell & confirm unto the afsd. Jeames DAUGE one certain piece or Percel of Land Situate lying & being in the County afsd containing by estimation three hundred acres of Land more or less being part of a tract of Land Surveyed & patented by John PERKINS SEIGNOR [sic] the sd Patten bearing date the Seventh day of April one thousand and seven hundred & forty eight it being the Plantation the sd PERKINS lived on and bounded as followeth viz. Beginning at a Beach standing on the eastward side of the sd Plantation then running a southerly course by a line of marked trees to a Popular corner tree that parts Cornelius GREGORY & the sd Land then a westerly course by a line of marked trees to an ash then a southerly course by a line of marked trees to a Beach a corner tree that parts the sd Land & the sd GREGORY then a south westerly Course by a line of marked trees to a oak standing on Richard GREGORYs line then a westerly Course to a sweet gum then down Stephen LANGERs line Northerly course to a poplar then a westerly along Thomas HATCHERs [Hutchens?] line to a oak then a northerly course along the sd HUTCHENS line to a gum then a westerly course along the sd line to a poplar then a southerly course to the first station the same being for three hundred acres of Land more or less.  I the sd Thomas PERKINS with Bridget my wife for us our heirs Exors admrs do covenant Promise & grant to ye sd Jeames DAUGE him his heirs and assigns that before the ensealing and delivering of these presents that we are the true sole & lawful owners of the above Bargoned premises and are Lawfully Seized & possessed of the same & now own proper right as a good Perfect & absolute estate of Inheritance in fee simple.  In witness whereof  I have hereunto set my hand & affixt my seal this day & date afsd.  /s/ Thomas PERKINS.  Witnesses: Hilary SIMMONS, Willoughby DAUGE.  Acknowledged April Court 1763.  Witness: Wm MEARNS.  Registered July 29, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 86-87]  Solly MASON to Joseph MORISET.  August 1, 1762.  Solly MASON of Pasquotank County and province of North Carolina of the one part & Joseph MORISET of Currituck County of the province afsd of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Solly MASON for and in consideration of seventy seven pounds ten shillings proclamation money to him his by or before the tenth day of January in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty four by the said Joseph MORISET the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself therewith fully satisfied paid and contented and have given granted bargained Sold alined conveyed and confirmed unto him the said Joseph MORISET his heirs and assigns forever a Sarten plantation tract or parsel of land situating and lying in Currituck County being in the county aforesaid containing Seventy acres more or less beginning at a corner gum at the northwest corner of Samuel BARNARDs land running another course to a gum then to a poplar and running to a gum that stands in Samuel FERRILLs line marked on two sides then running a Easterly course to a poplar stump so on to a branch there to a sweet gum then to a beach to a corner tree then running a southerly course to a Beach in George BARYs [sic]  line then to a beach that stands for a corner tree Samuel BARNARDs and George BRAYs line running a westwardly course to a beach then to the corner Black gum at the first station containing Seventy acres of Land more or less.  As witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixt my seal this day and date first above written.  /s/ Solly [his x mark] MASON.  Witnesses: Hilary SIMMONS, Solomon PERKINS.  Proved by Solomon PERKINS April Court 1763.  Witness: Wm. MEARNS.  Registered July 29, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 88-89]  Absolom & Elizabeth LEGGETT to John SIMMONS.  December 24, 1762.  Absalom LEGGETT and Elizabeth his wife of Currituck County and in the province of North Carolina of the one part and John SIMMONS of the Same County and Province afsd of the other Part.  Witnesseth that I the said Absalom LEGGETT for and in consideration of thirty Pounds Proclamation money to me in hand Paid by the afsd John SIMMONS at and before the ensealing and delivering of these presents the receipts whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and thereof exonerate acquit and discharge the afsd John SIMMONS and by these presents have given granted  sold conveyed and confirmed one certain piece or percel of situate lying and being in the County afsd containing Seventy five acres of Land more or less being part of a tract of Land Surveyed and Pattened by the afsd LEGGETT. Beginning at a chestnut oak being a corner tree of the pattern being a corner tree which parts the afsd Land and the land whereon the afsd John SIMMONS now lives thence running along the line of pattern to a beach which stands between the afsd land and the land that William PARR Bought of the afsd LEGGETT then running by a line of marked to the herrin run then running up the run to a live oak which parts the afsd Land and the land which James BIGGS bought of the afsd. LEGGETT then along that line to John SIMMONS line then along his line to the first station being for seventy five acres more or less.  In witness whereof we hath hereunto set our hands and affixt our seal this day & date afsd.  /s/ Absalom LEGGETT, Elizabeth [her x mark] LEGGETT.  Witnesses: Alex. [his x mark] MATHIAS, Samuel SIMMONS.  Acknowledged April Court 1763.  Witness: Wm. MEARNS.  Registered July 26, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 90-91]  Thomas SIMMONS to Thomas JARVES.  April 6, 1762.  Know ye that I Thomas SIMMONS of the County of Currituck in the Province of North Carolina for and in consideration of the sum of fifty Pounds Proclamation money to me in hand paid before the ensealing & delivering hereof By Thomas JARVES of the County of Currituck and Province aforesaid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself therewith fully satisfied and contented and thereof and of  every part and Percel thereof do exonerate aquit and discharge the said Thomas JARVIS his heirs & forever by these presents have given granted Bargained Sold alienated Conveyed & confirmed and by these presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell alienate convey and confirm unto the said Thomas JARVES his heirs & assigns forever and certain percel of land situate on North River Beginning at a sweet gum thence along the silver run Branch to the head thence an easterly Course to a black gum thence an northeasterly course to a corner pine thence a northwesterly course to a corner sweet gum thence a souwesterly course to a corner pine thence a noatherly course to a corner pine thence a south westerly course down to the river thence to the first station containing two hundred & fifty acres to have and to hold the sd granted bargained Premises with all the appartanances priviledges and commodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said Thomas JARVES.  In witness whereof I the sd Thomas SIMMONS have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty two.  /s/ Thomas SIMMONS.  Witnesses: Butler COWELL, Asahel SIMMONS.  Acknowledged April Court 1762.  Witness: Wm. MEARNS.  Registered July 26, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 92-93]  William JAMES to Capt. James KEMP.  August 12, 1762.  William JAMES of the Parish Linhaven & County of Princess Ann of the one part and Capt. James KEMP of the said Parish and County of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said William JAMES for and in consideration of the sum of two Pounds Thirteen shillings and seven pence to him in hand paid by the said Capt. James KEMP the receipt whereof the said William JAMES doth hereby acknowledge he the said William JAMES hath granted Bargained and sold alined and conveyed by these presents doth grant Bargain and sell aline and confirm unto the said Capt. James KEMP his heirs & assigns in Trust for Thomas WALKE an Infant under the age of Twenty one years his heirs and assigns which said Thomas WALKE his son and heir of Major Thomas WALKE of the county aforesaid deceased all that piece parcel or tract of marsh Land containing one hundred & forty acres situate lying and being in the County of Currituck in the province North Carolina the said one hundred and forty acres of marsh Land being Part of a Patten of seven hundred acres of Land granted by the right Honorable John EARL of GRANVILLE to the aforesaid William JAMES as by Patent bearing date the twentieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one relation being thereunto had more fully and at large will appear and also all the Trees woods underwoods commons Common of Pasture Profits commodities advantages emolumints and heridiments whatsoever to the said one hundred & forty acres of land as above mentioned belonging or in any wise appertaining or in or upon the same growing happening or arising and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits of the said one hundred and forty acres of marsh land and every part thereof and also the estate right title interest claime and demand whatsoever of him the said William JAMES of and to the said one hundred and forty acres of marsh land and every part thereof.  To have and to hold all and Singular the said Premises above mentioned and every part and purcel thereof unto the said Capt. James KEMP his heirs and assigns in trust for Thomas WALKE only son and heir of Maj. Thomas WALKE aforesaid deceased his heirs assigns forever and the said William JAMES for himself and his heirs the aforesaid tract of one hundred and forty acres of marsh land with every part thereof against him and his heirs and against all and every other Person and persons whatsoever to the said Capt. James KEMP his heirs and assigns in Trust for the aforesaid Thomas WALKE Infant his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.  In witness whereof I the said William JAMES have hereunto set my hand and seal the day & year first above written.  /s/ William JAMES.  Witnesses: Thomas WESHART, George COX, John TRUOLEN?, Edw’d. [his “V” mark] DAVIS, John ACKISS, James [his “N” mark] BATTEN, Robert HUGGINS.  Proved April Court 1763 by the oaths of John ACKISS and James BATTEN.  /s/ Wm. MEARNS.  Registered July 26, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 94-95]  Truman GARRETT to James HALSTEAD.  February 8, 1763.  Truman GARROT of the County Currituck Planter and the one part and Jeames HALSTEAD of the same County and province of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Truman GARRETT for and in consideration of the valuable sum of twenty pounds proclamation money to him in hand paid by  the said James HALSTEAD receipt whereof the said Truman GARRET doth hereby acknowledge and therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and this person have given granted Bargained Sold conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do freely fully and absolutely give grant Bargain sell aline convey and confirm unto the said Jeames HALSTEAD one certain piece or percel of Land Situate lying and being in Currituck County the which tract of Land being part of a tract of Land containing by estimation forty acres by the same beginning upon Henry WILSON line running up Providence Swamp to a corner Sasfrus tree and thence running along Docke CORKs line as far as will contain forty acres of Land being the Land that formerly Belong to Jeames GARRET SEN. Deceased it being the Same piece or parcel of land that the Said Trumon GARROT acknowledged to the said Jeames HALSTEAD in open Court by a deed of sale bearing date 1763.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixt our seals the day and year first above written.  /s/ Truman [his x mark] GARRETT.  Witnesses: Andrew [his x mark] McPHERSON, Edward [his x mark] NICKSON.  Proved April Court 1763.  Witness: Wm. MEARNS, CC.  Registered July 27, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 96-98]  Thomas BARLOW to Thomas Reynolds WALKER.  March 21, 1763.  Thomas BARLOW of the County of Northhampton & Colony of Virginia of the one part and Thomas Reynolds WALKER of Princess Ann County & Colony aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Thomas BARLOW for and in consideration of the sum of twenty Pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid before the ensealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge & thereof & Hath granted bargained sold & aliend unto the said Thomas Reynolds WALKER one certain Island of marsh land situate lying and being in the precinct of Currituck in the province of North Carolina and known by the name of Cedar Island and being part of a tract granted to Capt. Francis MORSELY Patten under the Colony seal of Virginia bearing date April the 28th 1711 and containing by estimation two hundred & one acres be the same more or less.  In witness the said Thomas BARLOW hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day & year first above written.  /s/ Thomas BARLOW.  Witnesses: Edward CARMON(?), William COX, Robt. PATERSON, Henry HARRISON.  Proved: April Court 1763.  Test: Wm. MEARNS, CC.  Registered July 27, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 99-101]  Lam & Elizabeth LINTON to Willis ETHERIDGE.  March 8. 1763.  Lam LINTON of Currituck County in the Province of North Carolina of the one party and Willis ETHERIDGE Blacksmith of the same County and Province aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that I the said Lam LINTON for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds proclamation money of the said County and province aforesaid to me in hand paid by the said Willis ETHERIDGE the receipt I do hereby acknowledge for to be good and myself therewith to be fully satisfied contented and paid and doth by these presents hereby exonerate and discharge the said Willis ETHERIDGE his heirs and assigns forever and hath by these presents given granted bargained and sold unto the said Willis ETHERIDGE one certain Plantation or tenement of Land containing one hundred and twelve acres lying and being the graitest part in the County and province aforesaid and the leser part Norfolk County in the Colony of Virginia and butted and Bounded as followeth beginning at a corner Ash standing in Stirup Branch and from along CREDELs line thence to a marked Beatch and from thence to a corner Beatch maide by Francis WILLIAMSONs Srvay and from thence to a corner White Oak maid by the same Sirvay and from thence along Methyas ETHERIDGEs line to a corner Beatch and from thence along the above said Willis ETHERIDGE line to a corner Beatch standing between him and Samuel HOPPER and from thence along the said HOPPER line to the first stationed Ash which land being part of a large tract of land formerly held and Pattened to William BALLANCE the said Paten bearing date in the year of our Lord one thousand Sixteen hundred and Sixty eight.  As witness our hands & seals this day and year above written.  /s/ Lam LINTON, Elizabeth [her x mark]  LINTON.  Witnesses: Willis MARSHALL, George POWERS, Ephrum BALLANCE.  Acknowledged April Court 1763.  Witness: Wm. MEARNS, CC.  Registered July 27, 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 102-103]  James O'DOWDY SR. to Robert WHITEHALL Collector of his majesties Customs.  Oct. 8, 1762.  Both of the Parish of Currituck in the County of Currituck.  Jeames DOWDY for and in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds doth grant Bargain & sell unto the said Robert WHITEHALL SEN. Heirs & assigns all that tract or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County of Currituck in the grant of EARL GRANVILLE heretofore given granted to Robert WHITEHALL Sen. Heretofore & consigned to the said JAMES ODOWDEE SEN. By the said Robert WHITEHALL by a deed of Bargain & Sail March 10, 1762 containing two hundred acres of Land.  In witness whereof the said Parties have hereunto set their hands & affixed their seals the day & year first above mentioned.  /s/ JAMES [the "O" mark of] DOWDY.  Witnesses:  Robert WHITEHALL JUN., Joseph [his mark] BURNET, Thos. JARVES.  Proved April Court 1763 by Thomas JARVES.  Witness: Wm. MEARNS C.C.

[Pgs. 104-105]  Christopher NEAL of Craven Co. to Henry CLARK of Currituck Co.  February 15, 1763.  Witnesseth that the said Christopher NEAL for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds proclamation money to him in hand paid by the aforesaid Henry CLARK doth hereby sell convay and confirm unto him the said Henry CLARK and his heirs and assigns a certain parcel of land containing by estimation fifty acres situate in Currituck County on Haterass Banks Bounded on the east by the line of James WAKAL(?) and on the west by the line of the land sold by the said NEAL to Stephen BROOKS being part of a patent for two hundred acres Land formerly granted to the said NEALE.  /s/ Christopher NEAL.  Witnesses: Stephen BROOKS, Jacob FARROW.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 27th day of July Anno Domi 1763. Frans. BROWN,  Register.

[Pgs. 106-107]  Willis MARSHALL to George POWERS.  June 15, 1763.  Willis MARSHALL planter of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina the one part and George POWERS planter of the same County and province aforesaid the other part Witnesseth that the said Willis MARSHAL for the valuable consideration of Seventy Pounds lawful money of the same County and province afsd to him in hand paid by the said George POWERS the receipt thereof I do make over and confirm unto the said GEORGE POWERS to him his heirs executors administrators or assigns one tract and Percel of Land containing fifty acres lying and being in the same County & province aforesaid which the said fifty acres for bounds as follows beginning at a corner gum and running South to a Beach and from thence to a gum and from thence to a corner Beach and from thence to an oak and thence to a poplar and thence to a corner maple from thence North to a gum and then to a water oak and then to a Poin and then to a holley and from thence to a corner maple joining Nicholas MARSHALs and thence Southwest along the said MARSHALs line to the first mentioned gum. /s/ Willis MARSHALL.  Witnesses: Willis ETHERIDGE, William [x] POWERS, Mary [x] POWERS.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 12th day of October Anno Domi 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 108-109]  Willis MARSHAL to William POWERS.  June 28, 1763.  Willis MARSHALL Planter of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina the one part and William POWERS Planter of the same County and province aforesaid the other part Witnesseth that the said Willis MARSHALL the valuable consideration of fifty four Pounds lawful money of the same County and province aforesaid to him in hand paid by the said William POWERS hath by these presents given granted bargained and sold unto the said William POWERS a tract and percel of land containing fifty acres lying and being in the same county and Province aforesaid which the said fifty acres beginning at a gum running west thence to a gum thence to a beach thence to a corner gum joining Willis MARSHALs line then south to a gum thence to a beach joining William ETHERIDGE line thence east to a oak then to a corner beach joining Parker SWINDLEs line then North to a beach from thence to the first mentioned gum.  /s/ Willis MARSHALL.  Witnesses: George POWERS, Willis ETHERIDGE, Ephraim BALANCE.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 12th day of Oct. Anno Domi 1763Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pg. 110]  Henry PERKINS, SEN. to Solomon PERKINS.  July 6, 1763.  To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come Henry PERKINS SEN. Of the County of Currituck and province North Carolina for and in consideration of the love and effection which I do bear to m Son Solomon PERKINS have given one certain Percel of land containing Sixty acres be the same more or less that is beginning at John BARKERs line at a holley running westerly along a line of Seal marked trees to a popler a corner tree then a northerly to the westerd to the dividing line of John PERKINS and Henry PERKINS new patten then easterly to John BARKERs line to three trees the corner of the said Henry PERKINS land and John PERKINS patten then so along the line to the beginning holley.  /s/ Henry PERKINS.  [no witnesses].  Acknowledged July Court 1763.  Registered the 12th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN,  Register

[Pgs. 111-112]  Jeames FURBEE to James FURBEE JUNR.  July 5, 1763.  Witnesseth that for & in consideration of the Paternal esteem and love which the said Jeames FURBEE hath for his said Son James FURBEE JUNR. He hath granted bargained given aliened infeoffed and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain give alienate feoffed and confirm unto the said Jeames FERBEE JUNR. one certain tract or percel of land with the appurtenances situate lying and being in the County of Currituck aforesaid containing Seventy five acres be the same more or less and bounded as followeth viz: beginning at the mouth of Swan Branch so up the said branch to an ash thence by a line of marked trees to a large pine in the line thence down the head of a small branch to an ash thence by a line of marked trees to a large pine in the line thence down the head of a small branch to a gum and so down the said branch into the creek and thence to the first Station.  /s/ James FERBEE.  Witnesses: William MACKIE SEN., James BURNHAM.  Acknowledged July Court 1763.  Registered the 12th day of Oct. Anno Domi 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 113-114]  Jeames FERBEE, SR. to Robert FERBEE JUNR.  July 5, 1763.  Witnesseth that for & in consideration of the Paternal esteem and love which the said Jeames FURBEE hath for his said Son Robt. FERBEE he hath given granted bargained and by these presents doth give one certain tract or Percel of land with the appurtenances situate lying and being in County of Currituck aforesaid containing Seventy five acres be the same more or less the said Land to the westward of a piece of Land joining it which I have by deed bearing the same date of these presents to my Son Jeams FERBEE.  /s/ JAMES FEREBEE.  Witnesses: Wm. MACKIE, James BURNHAM.  Acknowledged July Court 1763.  Registered the 12th day of Oct. Anno Domi 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 115-116]  James FEREBEE to Thomas FEREBEE.  July 5, 1763.  Jeames FEREBEE of the County of Currituck of the one part and Thomas FEREBEE Son of the said Jeames FEREBEE of the same County of the other part.  Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the paternal esteem and Love which the said Jeames FEREBEE hath for his said Son Thomas FEREBEE he hath given granted bargained and by these presents confirm unto the said Thomas FEREBEE during the life of Jeames BURNHAM of the County of Currituck aforesaid one certain Water grist mill and two acres of land laid out by virtue of an order of Court for the use of the said mill the one lying on one side of the same of the said mill and the other on the other side situate lying and being at Moyock in the County of Currituck aforesaid and the dam waters Stones and every thing else appertaining or belonging to the said mill and also all the estate right title claim Interest and demand of him the said Jeames FEREBEE unto or out of the said land and mill with the appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the said mill and two acres of land and all other the premises hereby granted bargained given or mentioned or intended to be hereby bargained and given unto the said Thomas FEREBEE during the life of  Jeams BURNHAM and in case he should dye before the said James BURNHAM then to fall to my Daughter Abbe during the life of the said James BURNHAM to the only proper use and behoof of the said Thomas FEREBEE.  /s/ Jeames FEREBEE.  Witnesses: William MACKIE, SEN., James BURNHAM.  Acknowledged July Court 1763.  Registered the 12th day of Oct. Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 116-118]  Daniel McPHERSON to Moses McPHERSON.  April 1, 1763.  Daniel McPHERSON Cooper of the County of Norfolk and Colony of Virginia of the one part and Moses McPHERSON of the County of Pasquotank Cooper of the other part. Witnesseth as well for and in consideration of the sum of five Pounds Proclamation money to me in hand paid by the said Moses McPHERSON the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself therewith fully satisfied contented and Paid and doth by these presents acquit and discharge the said Moses McPHERSON and by these presents have given conveyed parcel of land situated lying and being in the County of Currituck butted and bounded as followeth beginning at a dividing line between Daniel McCOY and Daniel McPHERSON beginning at a beach then to a sweet gum then along the line that Mr. Daniel McPHERSON made to divide the land then continue that course to the Patten line then the various Courses of the Patten line to the dividing line then the dividing line to the first station containing Seventy five acres be the same more or less.  /s/ Daniel [his mark] McPHERSON.  Witnesses:  Jacob DAMERON, Malachi MARDASON, Samuel HOPPER.  Acknowledged July Court 1763.  Registered 13th day of Oct. Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 118-120]  Jacob GOODMAN to Josiah [says Frederick in the body of the deed] BOUSH.  April 22, 1763.  Jacob GOODMAN of Currituck County North Carolina Planter of the one part and Frederick BOUSH of the other County of Princess Ann in the Colony of Virginia Planter of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Jacob GOODMAN for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings Current money of Virginia to him in hand Paid by the said Frederick BOUSH doth grant bargain & sell unto the said Frederick BOUSH one certain tract or parcel of Land containing by common estimation one hundred & fifty acres of Land be the same more or less situate lying and being in the said County of Currituck near the head of Josires LEEs Mill Dam and ajoining to the westward side of Robert HEATHs land and being part of the lands contained in a patent granted Nehemiah HEATH deceased and therein particularly described beginning at a pine tree and running South from thence to a water oak and from thence Several Courses till it reaches the said first mentioned pine tree.  /s/ Jacob [I] GOODMAN, Rachel GOODMAN.  Witnesses to the signature of Rachel [x] GOODMAN: Edward BON [sic], Batson SHIPP.  Witnesses to the signature of Jacob GOODMAN: Thomas S. HALL, Batson SHIPP, Love WILSON.  Acknowledged July Court 1763.  Registered 13th day of Oct. Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 120-123]  Jacob GOODMAN to Frederick BOUSH.  April 23, 1763.  Jacob GOODMAN of Currituck County North Carolina Planter of the one part and Frederick BOUSH of the other County of Princess Ann in the Colony of Virginia Planter of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Jacob GOODMAN for and in consideration of the sum of thirty four Pounds ten shillings current money of Virginia Paid by the said Frederick BOUSH he the said Jacob GOODMAN hath bargained and confirmed and by these presents doth grant unto the said Frederick BOUSH in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made by the said Jacob GOODMAN for one whole year by indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents and by force of the Statute for Transfering uses unto possession and to his heirs one certain tract or parcel of Land containing by common estimation one hundred and fifty acres of land be the same more or less situate lying and being in the said County of Currituck near the head of Josire LEEs Mill Dam and joining the westward side of Robert HEATH land and being part of the land contained in a patent granted Nehemiah HEATH deceased & therein described beginning at a pine tree and running South from thence to a water oak and from thence by several courses till it reaches the first mentioned pine tree.  /s/ Jacob [I] GOODMAN, Rachel [x] GOODMAN.  Witnesses to the signature of Rachel [x] GOODMAN: Edward BOWRAN, Batson SHIPP.  Witnesses to the signature of Jacob GOODMAN: Thomas S. HALL, Batson SHIPP, Lovey WILSON.  Acknowledged July Court 1763.  Registered 13th day of Oct. Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 124-127]  John, EARLGRANVILLE & Thomas CHILD to THOS. SIMMONS.  Nov. 9, 1761.  The right Honorable John EARL GRANVILLE Viscount Carteret of Harones in the County of Bedord in the kingdom of Great Brittain Lord President of his majestys most honorable privy Council Knight of the most noble order of the Garter of the one part and Thomas SIMMONS in Currituck County in the province of North Carolina Planter of the other part.  Whereas John EARL GRANVILLE by the name and title of the right honorable John LORD CARTERET of the other part did for the consideration therin mentioned give and grant release ratify and confirm unto the said EARL a certain district territory or parcel of Land lying in the province of North Carolina in America and all the sounds creeks havens ports rivers streams and other royalties Franchises priviledges and immunities within the same as they are therein set out or described all other granted and confirmed to the said John EARL GRANVILLE as aforesaid for one eight of the chartered granted by King Charles the Second in the fifteenth and Seventeenth year of his reign to eight lord proprietors of Carolina as by the said Indenture duly enrolled in the high court of Chancery in Great Brittain and in the Secretarys office of the province of North Carolina reference being thereto had will more fully appear now this indenture witnesseth that as well for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings sterling money to the said EARL GRANVILLE  in hand paid by the said Thomas SIMMONS and also for and in consideration of the rent covenants exceptions provisos and agreements hereinafter mentioned reserved & contained and by and on the part and behalf of the said Thomas SIMMONS his heirs and assigns to be paid kept and performed he the said EARL hath given granted bargained Sold & confirmed unto the said Thomas SIMMONS all that tract or parcel of vacant Land Situate lying and being in the parish of in the County of Currituck In the Said province beginning at a Sypress near the mouth of No. River then along SANDERSONs line No 12 E 10 ½ chain then No 37 E 15 ½ chain to a water oak then So 75 E 13 chain 75 links to 3 marked trees then No 50 E 27 chain 75 links to a gum then So. 45 E 30 chains to a water oak then So. 15 E 19 ½ chains then 45 W 13 ½ chains to a red oak then So. 15 E 17 chain to REIDs line thence along his line South 72 W 52 chain to pocoson then the same course continued 22 chains to sd No. River then along Said River to the first Station containing in the whole four hundred & forty two acres of Land.  Thomas SIMMONS his heirs and assigns shall and will yearly and every year forever well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said EARL his heirs or assigns or unto his or their attorney or receiver for the time being on the days and at the place aforesaid the aforesaid yearly rent or sum of Seventeen shillings and eight pence ½ by half yearly payments as aforesaid provided always and this present grant is hereby expressly declared between the said parties to be nevertheless upon this condition viz: that if it shall happen that the said yearly rent of Seventeen shillings & eight pence ½ or any part thereof shall at any time hereafter be behind or unpaid for the space of six months next over or after either of the aforementioned days of payment and no sufficient distress can be found on the premises thereon it shall be lawful levy such rent and arrears with the full cost charges & expences in making the same that then this present grant and all assignments thereof shall be utterly void.  Thomas CHILD Esqr. by virtue of a Special Letter of attorney and commission under the hand and seal /s/ GRANVILLE, Thomas CHILD.  Exam'd by: Wm. CHARTON, Jno. SAVAGE.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 14th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Francis BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 128-129]  William CHAPLIN to William McCOYE.  Jan. 3, 1763.  William CHAPLAIN captain of the County of Currituck & province of North Carolina Mariner of the one part and William McCOYE Planter of the County and province aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Wm. CHAPLAIN for and in consideration of ten pounds Proclamation money to him in hand paid by the said William McCOYE doth fully clearly and absolutely acquit release & discharge the said William McCOYE and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto the said Wm. McCOYE a parcel of land & marsh beginning at Stephen GIBBINS north line on Albemarl Sound so running up the said line to the Great Swamp so along the said Swamp to the said Wm CHAPLAINs Plantation so by a line of marked trees to the sound side and so along the sound to the first station being fifty acres more or less.  /s/ William CHAPLEN.  Witnesses: Daniel LINDSEY, Joseph LINDSEY.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 14th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 130-131]  John & Mary MUNCRIEF to Philip NORTHERN.  Feb. 26, 1763.  John MONCREEF and Mary his wife of the County of Currituck in the province of North Carolina for and in the consideration of thirty Pounds Proclamation money to me in hand paid by Philip NORTHERN of the County aforesaid do by these presents bargain and sell to Philip NORTHERN one certain parcel of Land containing fifty acres more or less beginning at a black gum in the mouth of a branch then up the said Branch to a Beach at the road then along the road to a holly thence along the line to a sweet gum thence along the line to a  corner gum then along Daniel PHILIPS line to a poplar thence across the branch to ARMSTRONGs line thence along said ARMSTRONGs line to the first Station.  /s/  John [his x mark] MONCREEF, Mary [her x mark] MONCREEF.  Witnesses: Moses BUNNILL, Richard BALANCE, Benjamin NORTHERN.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 14th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 132-133]  Truman GARROTT to Joseph HAYMAN.  Feb. 8, 1763.  Truman GARROTT of thee County of Currituck in the province of North Carolina Planter of the one part and JOSEPH HAMAN of the County and province afsd of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Truman GARRETT for and in consideration of the valuable sum of five pounds current money of the province of North Carolina to me in hand paid by the afsd Joseph HAMAN do therewith acknowledge myself fully satisfied contented & paid and by these presents have given and Sold one certain piece or parcel of woodland ground situate lying and being in the County and province afsd it being part of the land that James GARRETT SEN. Devised to his Cousin James GARRET JUN. containing by estimation ten acres and bounded as followeth beginning at a pine standing in the dividing line between the aforesaid Joseph HAMAN & Truman GARRET then running a straight course northerly to COXs line then along COXes line to a pine thence across by a line marked trees to the first station for ten acres more or less.  /s/ TRUMAN [his x mark] GARRETT.  Witnesses: James BURNHAM, gent; Amey [her B mark] BURNAHAM.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 15th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 134-136]  John & Mary WILSON to JOSIAH SLACK.  July 7, 1763.  John WILSON and Mary his wife of the County of Norfolk Virginia and Josias SLACK of the same County witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of thirty Pounds Current money of Virginia to the said John WILSON hath bargained granted sold released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Josiah SLACK a certain tract of land situate and lying on the east side of the North West River in Currituck County containing fifty acres the said land lying between Doct William HOPPERs and John MOYs.  Quit rents hereafter to grow due and payable to our soverign Lord the king his heirs and successors for and in respect of the said premises.  /s/ John WILSON, Mary WILSON.  Witness: Wm. MEARNS.  Acknowledged July Court 1763.  Registered 15th day of Oct. Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 137-138]  Thomas & Amy HUTCHENS to James DOUGE.  Oct. 4, 1762.  Thomas HUTCHENS and Amy his wife of Currituck County and in the province of North Carolina of the one part and James DAUGE of the County & province aforesaid of the other.  Witnesseth that the said Thomas HUTCHENS and Amy his wife for and in consideration of ten pounds proclamation money paid by the aforesaid James DAUGE have given granted bargained sold alienated and confirmed and by these presents do truly and absolutely give grant bargain sell and confirm to the aforesaid James DAUGE one certain piece or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County aforesaid containing one hundred and twenty five acres of Land more or less being part of a tract of Land Surveyed and pattened by the aforesaid Thomas HUTCHENS beginning a oak between Buckhorn Ridge and Burnt Ridge running northerdly course to a gum on Thomas HUTCHENS line running a westerly course to the Juniper Swamp then running Southerly to Henry PERKINS corner then running along his line to the first Station containing one hundred & twenty five.  /s/ Thomas [his H mark] HUTCHENS.  Witnesses:  Hillary SIMMONS, Joseph SANDERSON.  Acknowledged July Court 1763.  Registered 15th day Oct A.D. 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 139-141]  William HOPKINS to URIAH ANGEL.  Feb. 14, 1763.  William HOPKINS of the County of Currituck and province of North Carolina of the one part and Uriah ANGEL of the County and province aforesaid of the other.  Witness that the said William HOPKINS for and in consideration of the sum of twenty six pounds thirteen shillings and eight pence proclamation moneypaid by the said Uriah HOPKINS doth bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto him the said Uriah ANGEL all that plantation or parcel of Land situate on Powells Point the County & province and County afsd beginning at a cypress tree by the sound side running back by a line of marked trees to a gum tree from thence across to William NORTONs line then running down and binding on the said NORTONs line to Sampson ETHERIDGEs line thence down his line to Albemarl Sound then running the various courses of the Sound to the first Station containing by estimation two hundred and forty six acres more or less.  /s/ William HOPKINS.  Witnesses: Isaack EVANS, Wm. [his x mark] MOY, John WILLIAMS, Luke [his x mark] SALVESTER.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 15th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 142-143]  William & Jonathan NORTON to Thomas HILL, JUN.  Feb. 3, 1763.   William NORTON and Jonathan NORTON of the County of Currituck and province of North Carolina gentleman of the one part and Thomas HILL JUN. of the County aforesaid province of North Carolina Planter of the other part.  Witnesseth that we the said William NORTON & Jonathan NORTON for and in consideration of the just sum of two pounds proclamation money as in hand paid and to be paid by Thomas HILL JUN. we have given granted bargained sold unto the said Thomas HILL one certain piece or parcel of Land situated lying and being in the County of Currituck being two hundred acres of land lying on the banks on the north side of Kittehawk Bay beginning at a hickory by the sound side So. E. 200 poles thence to a beach S. 321 poles thence W. 200 poles to the sound side to the first station.  /s/ William NORTON, Jonathan NORTON.  Witnesses: Thomas [his x mark] HILL, SENR., Saml. GRAY, Thos. PERRY.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 15th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 144-146]  Francis CLARK to William HOPKINS.  Feb. 8, 1763.  Francis CLARK Merchant of the County of Princess Ann and Colony of Virginia of the one part and William HOPKINS of the County of Currituck and province of North Carolina of the other. Witness that the said Francis CLARK for and in consideration of the sum of Sixty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said William HOPKINS doth acquit and discharge the said William HOPKINS all that plantation tract or parcel of Land situate on Powels Point County of Currituck and province of North Carolina beginning at a cypress tree by the sound side running back into the woods by a line of marked trees binding on Peter PEWs land on the west side and on the north side binding Wm. NORTONs line and on the east side on Sampson ETHERIDGEs line running down his line to Albemarl Sound thence up the sound various courses to the first station containing by estimation five hundred acres be the same more or less.  /s/ Francis CLARKE.  Witnesses: Sampson ETHERIDGE, Robert ELLIOT, Uriah ANGEL.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 16th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 147-148]  Tully WILLIAMS to Benjamin PADRICK.  April 13, 1763.  I Tully WILLIAMS of the County of Perquimans on the one province of North Carolina yeoman for the consideration of the sum of six pounds to me in hand paid before the sealing and delivery here of by Benjn. PADDRICK of the County of Pasquotank have given granted Bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed unto him the said Benjamin one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Currituck in the province of aforesaid containing by Estimation one hundred & fifty acres being or supposed one half of a large Quantity of land holden by & between the afsd Tully & Richard SANDERSON called Bank Land on Kitty Hawk Bay commonly known by the name of Blind Ridge & Smiths Ridge beginning at Cedar Hammock Gut thence the said gut the various courses of it to the head thereof then a westerdly course & southerdly in Such a manner as shall include one half or Quantity of afsaid & then to the first Station.  /s/ Tully WILLIAMS.  Witnesses: Hugh MOORCROFT, John FORBS, Isaac GREGORY.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 16th day of October Anno Domini 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 149-150]  Thomas ROOB [Robb] to Stephen BROOKS.  June 16, 1763.  Thomas ROOB of the province of North Carolina Currituck County Planter of the one part and Stephen BROOKS of the same plase of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Thomas ROOB for and in consideration of the sum of fifty Pounds Proclamation money have granted bargained and sold unto said Stephen BROOKS eighty acres of Land situated in Currituck County on Hatteras Banks beginning at the Bank Marsh Joining of the land of Henry CLARK then running North five degrees West to the Sound then running easterly along the sound side to include the compliment and then South five degrees east to the back marsh Land and then running along the Marsh to the first station.  /s/ Thomas ROOB.  Witnesses: Henry [his H mark] CLARKE, George CLARKE.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 16th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 151-152]  Thomas ROOB [sic] to George CLARK.  June 14, 1763.  Thomas ROOB of the province of North Carolina and Currituck County and Hatters Banks of the one part and George CLARK of the same County and province Son of Henry CLARK of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Thomas ROOB for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and bears the unto the said George CLARKE and for the better maintainance and livelihood of the said George CLARK hath given granted and confirmed unto the said George CLARK fifty acres of Land situate lying on Hatteras Banks and joining Isaac FARROWs line.  /s/ Thomas ROOB.  Witnesses: Stephen BROOKS, Henry [his H mark] CLARKE.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 16th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pg. 153]  Joseph WILLIAMS to James WILLIAMS.  July 2, 1763.  Joseph WILLIAMS of Cape Hatteras County of Currituck and province of North Carolina for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds Lawful money of this province to me in hand paid by James WILLIAMS do grant and confirm to the said James WILLIAMS one hundred acres of Land as was patented by Robert BURROS and my father James WILLIAMS lying and being in Currituck County as afsd Chickemocomoco Banks joining of Thomas WALLIS his line as appears by the patton together with all edifices and all appurtenances belonging to the said piece or parcel of land to have and to hold the above granted land and all the said premises to him said James WILLIAMS his heirs exors adm or assigns against me my heirs exec adm or assigns except the qualt priviledge for myself for to keep upon said land one Breeding mare and all other rights.  /s/ Joseph WILLIAMS.  Witnesses: Isaac FARROW, John CLARK.  Proved July Court 1763.  Registered the 17th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 154-155]  Benjamin DOUGE to Tulle DOUGE.  Oct. 4, 1763.  Benjamin DOUGE of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina for & in consideration of the Great love & pure affection that I have & do bear unto my well beloved Son Tulle DAUGE and for sundry considerations & divers respects especially his gentle & tender behaviour constantly moving my earnest desires of him have by these presents given granted & confirmed unto my well beloved Son Tulle DAUGE as afsd fifty acres of Land it being the remainder part of the land I bought of Richard FANSHAW beginning at a corner Beach in Jeames JENKINS line so along JENKINS line to Absalom LEGGETTs line so along LEGGETTs line to Moses FANSHAWs line so along FANSHAWs line to John BOLTs line so along BOLTs line to a corner gum the dividing tree between my two Sons Elias & Tulle thence across to a beach in Jeams JENKINS line a corner tree the same being for fifty acres more or less.  I the afsd Benjamin DAUGE doe by these presents freely fully & absolutely give grant and make over unto my well beloved Son Tulle DAUGE after my decease only excepted that my afsd Son should die before my death that the afsd Land should return to me as before to be at my own disposal but In case my well beloved Son should outlive me then the above mentioned Land to be quietly Injoyed by my well beloved Son Tully DAUGE.  /s/ Benjamin [his x mark] DAUGE.  Witnesses: Absolom LEGGETT, Caleb GLASSGOW.  Acknowledged Oct. Court 1763.  Registered the 17th day of October Anno Dom 1763.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 156-159]  GRANVILLE & Thomas CHILD to Charles SMITH.  Nov. 9, 1761.  The right Honorable John EARL GRANVILLE Viscount Carteret Baron Carteret of Harones In the County of Bedford in the kingdom of Great Brittain lord president of his Majestys most honorable Privy Council and Knight of the most noble Order of Garter of the one part and Charles SMITH of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina Planter of the other part.  Whereas his most excellent majesty King George the second in and by a certain indenture bearing date the 20th day of September in the eighteenth year of his reign in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & forty four and made between his said most excellent majesty of the one part and the said John EARL GRANVILLE a certain district Teritory or parcel of Land lying in the province of North Carolina in America all the sounds creeks harbors ports rivers streams and other royalties franchises priveledges and imunites in the same as they are therein set out or described allotted granted and confirmed to the said John EARL GRANVILL as aforesaid for one eight part of the charters granted by King Charles the Seccond in the fifteenth and twenitieth years of his reign to eight Lords proprietors of Carolina as by the said Indenture duly enrolled in the High Court of Chancery in Great Brittain and in the Secretarys Office of the province of North Carolina reference being thereto had will more fully appear now this Indenture witnesseth that as well for and In consideration of the sum of ten shillings to the said John EARL GRANVILL in hand paid by the said Charles SMITH at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt thereof the said EARL doth hereby give grant bargain sell and confirm to the said Charles SMITH all that tract or parcel of vacant Land Situated lying and being in the parish of in the County of Currituck in the said province on the Sou. W. side the bay beginning at a pine on the bay side in DUKEs line then along his line No. 75 W. 90 chains to a gum in Buckskins Swamp then So. 5 E. 35 chains to a gum then North 80 E. 38 chains NENDIMARY? Pattent line then along his line North 30 W. 35 chains then No. 75 E. 80 chains to the bay then along said bay to the first station containing in the whole two hundred and fifteen acres.  One fourth part of all the gold and silver mines to be found in and upon the premises and also excepting and always reserving unto the said John EARL GRANVILL his heirs and assigns one moiety or half part of the remaining three fourths of all gold & silver mines to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of vacant land and all and Singular other the premises with their appurtenances except before excepted unto the said Charles SMITH his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying therefore yearly and every year unto the said John EARL GRANVILL the yearly rent or sum of eight shillings and seven pence farthing which is at the rate of three shillings sterling for every hundred acres so in proportion for a less quantity at or upon the twenty fifth day of March and the 29th day of September in every year by even & equal proportions and to be paid at the Court House of the said County of Currituck unto the said EARL.  /s/ GRANVILLEThos. CHILD.  Be it remembered that on the day and year first above written Thomas CHILD Esq. by virtue of a special letter of attorney and commission under the hand & seal of the above mentioned John EARL GRANVILLE to him made for this purpose and duly entered in the Secretarys Office of the province of North Carolina did in the name of the said EARL subscribe this grant with the said EARLs title and then seal and deliver the same as his said EARLs act and deed in the presents of us.  /s/ JA. GIBSON, Wm. CHURTON.  Proved Nov. 23, 1763.  Registered May 27 Anno Dom 1764.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 160-163]  John EARL GRANVILL to Solomon SMITH.  Dec. 6, 1762.  The right Honorable John EARL GRANVILLE Viscount Carteret Baron Carteret of Harones In the County of Bedford in the kingdom of Great Brittain lord president of his Majestys most honorable Privy Council and Knight of the most noble Order of Garter of the one part and Solomon SMITH of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina a planter of the other part whereas his most excellent majesty King George the Seccond in and by a certain Indenture bearing date the seventeenth day of September in the eighteenth year of his reign and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & forty four and made between his most excellent majesty of the one part and the said John EARL GRANVILLE of the other part did for the consideration therein mentioned give and grant release ratify and confirm unto the said EARL a certain district territory or parcel of land lying in the province of North Carolina in America and all the sounds creeks havens ports rivers streams and other royalties from his priviledges and imunities within the same as they are herein set out or described allotted granted and confirmed to the said John EARL GRANVILLE as approved for one eight part of the charters granted by King Charles the second in the fifteenth and seventeenth years of his reign eight Lords proprietors of Carolina as by the said Indenture in the High Court of Chancery in Great Brittain and in the Secretarys Office of the province of North Carolina reference being there to had will more fully appear now this Indenture witnesseth that as well for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings sterling money to the said John EARL GRANVILLE paid by the said Solomon SMITH doth give grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Solomon SMITH all that tract or parcel of vacant land situtated lying and being in the parish of in the County of Currituck in the said province beginning at Charles SMITHs corner on the bay then along his line South 75 West eighty Six chains to the center of three trees in BARKERs line then along his line north six east 11 chain 75 links to the centre of three marked trees in Auth. WEAKENs line thence along his line north eighty East 77 chain to the bay then along said bay to the first station containing in the whole fifty acres of Land.  One fourth part of all the gold and silver mines to be found in and upon the premises and also excepting and always reserving unto the said John EARL GRANVILLE his heirs and assigns one moiety or half part of the remaining three fourths of all gold & silver mines to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of vacant land and all and Singular other the premises with their appurtenances except before excepted unto the said Solomon SMITH his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying therefore yearly and every year unto the said John EARL GRANVILLE the yearly rent or sum of eight shillings and seven pence farthing which is at the rate of three shillings sterling for every hundred acres so in proportion for a less quantity at or upon the twenty fifth day of March and the 29th day of September in every year by even & equal proportions and to be paid at the Court House of the said County of Currituck unto the said EARL.  /s/ GRANVILLEThos. CHILD.  Be it remembered that on the day and year first above written Thomas CHILD Esq. by virtue of a special letter of attorney and commission under the hand & seal of the above mentioned John EARL GRANVILLE to him made for this purpose and duly entered in the Secretarys Office of the province of North Carolina did in the name of the said EARL subscribe this grant with the said EARLs title and then seal and deliver the same as his said EARLs act and deed in the presents of us.  /s/ Wm. CHURTON, Wm. McCLELLAN.  Proved Nov. 23, 1763.  Registered May 17 Anno Dom 1764.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 164-165]  John NICHOLS [sic] to Reuben BALL.  Sept. 9, 1763.  John NICHOLS of the parish of Currituck County in the Colony of North Carolina of one part & Reuben BAUL of the parish County & Colony afsd of eh other part.  Witnesseth that the said John NICHOLS for and In consideration of the yearly rents of one ear of Corn a year to be paid him every year during the space of time hereafter mentioned doth by these presents demise grant bargain leased sold and to farm let unto Reuben BAUL his heirs & assigns for and during the full and term of Ninety nine years fully to be completed & ended a certain tract or parcel of Land binding Northerdly upon John EADYs line westly upon Nathan POYNERs line Southerdly upon Joel POYNERs line containing one hundred & fifty acres of land during the term to come with free liberty to cut cart & hue on any part of the sd land from time to time & at all times.  /s/ John NICHOLSON, Reuben BALL.  Witnesses: Josiah NICHOLSON, Bethiah NICHOLSON.  Proved October Court 1763.  Registered the 12th May Anno Dom 1764.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 166-167]  Benjamin DAUGE to Elias DAUGE.  Oct. 4, 1763.  Benjamin DAUGE of Currituck County & in the province of North Carolina for and in consideration of the great love and pure affection that I have and do bear unto my well beloved Son Elias DAUGE and for sundry considerations & divers respects especially his gentle & tender behavior constantly moving my earnest desires of him have by these presents given granted & confirmed unto my well beloved Son Elias DAUGE fifty acres of Land whereon I now live being part of a tract of Land I Bought of Richard FANSHAW beginning at a gum a corner tree in Jno. BOLTs line so running along the sd line to Malachi LEEs line along LEEs line to Jeames JENKINS line so along the sd line to a corner Beach then across to the gum In BOLTs line containing fifty acres more or less.  I doe Asolutely give grant and make over unto my well beloved Son Elias DAUGE after my decease only excepted that my afsd Son should die before my death that the afsd Land should return to me as before to be at my own disposal but in case my well beloved son should outlive me then the above Land to be quietly enjoyed by my well beloved Son Elias DAUGE.  /s/ Benjamin [his x mark] DAUGE.  Witnesses: Absalom LEGGETT, Caleb GLASGOW.  Acknowledged October Court 1763.  Registered the 12th May Anno Dom 1764.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 168-169]  Caleb & Elizabeth MARCHANT to Gideon MARCHANT.  [no month or day 1763] Caleb MARCHANT and Elizabeth MARCHANT his wife of the County of Currituck in the province of North Carolina for and in Consideration of the sum of twenty five Pounds current money of Virginia to me in hand paid & Secured to be paid by Gideon MERCHANT of the same County do freely fully & absolutely give grant Bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto him the said Gideon MERCHANT a certain tract percel or plantation of Land situated lying and being in the County of Currituck in the province aforesaid containing by estimation fifty acres be the same sum more or less butted & bounded as follows beginning at a poplar on the head of the branch known by the name of Spring Branch & running a northeasterly course to a beach by the main road and thence by a line of marked trees on the sd Road the several courses thereof to the head of the said land and thence a south east course to the gum branch dividing same from John MERCHANTs land.  /s/ Caleb MARCHANT, Elizabeth [her x mark] MARCHANT.  Witnesses: Ked’r MERCHANT, Thos. PINER, Kedar MILLER.  Proved October Court 1763.  Registered the 12th May Anno Dom 1764.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 170-171]  Joseph & Mehetable EVANS to Isaac EVANS.  Oct. 2, 1763.  Joseph EVANS of the County of Currituck and province of No. Carolina Planter & Mehetable his wife of the one part & Isaac EVANS of the County & province afsd of the other part.  Joseph EVANS & Mehetabell His wife for & in consideration of the sum of five pounds proclamation money doth grant Bargain sell aline convey and confirm unto the sd Isaac EVANS his heirs & assigns forever a parsel of land situate lying & being in Currituck County & province aforesaid being the southard part of the sd Joseph EVANS Land beginning at a certain Branch commonly called or known by the Spring Branch so running up the sd Branch to a marked pine so along a line of marked trees to a Savanner to the sd Joseph head line.  /s/ Joseph EVINS, Mahitable [her x mark] EVINS.  Witnesses: Benjamin EVINS, Williams [x] MAKCOYE.  Acknowledged October Court 1763.  Registered the 12th May Anno Dom 1764.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 172-173]  Stephen SAWYER to John SAWYER.  July 30, 1763.  Witnesseth that I the said Stephen SAWYER for divers good Causes & Consideration hereunto moving but more especially for the valuable consideration of the sum of fifty pounds starting money of Great Britain to me in hand paid down by him the afsd John SAWYER I do fully freely absolutely give grant Bargain sell convay and confirm unto the aforesaid John SAWYER one certain messuage and tract of Land lying and being situated in the County of Currituck and in the province of North Carolina containing by estimation one hundred acres of Land already laid out to the said Stephen SAWYER by John PERKINS commonly called Ridge Perkins and binding on Thomas HUTCHINSON the one side and the land of Thomas PERKINS sold to James DOUGE now by the name of Sawyer Ridge the father to the said Stephen SAWYER.  /s/ Stephen SAWYER.  Witnesses: Thomas PERKINS, Macke MORGAN.  Proved October Court 1763.  Registered the 13th May Anno Dom 1764.  Frans. BROWN, Register

[Pgs. 174-175]  Richard SANDERSON to Stephen WESCOTT.  Nov. 29, 1764.  I Richard SANDERSON of Perquimans County for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds lawful money of said province to me in hand paid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have given granted bargained and sold unto Stephen WAISOT of Currituck County all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being on Roan Oak Island in the County of Currituck Joyning in Back line of Padrick WESCOT, DEY, MIDGETT and FULKERs line southwardly to the south then along said sound to WESCOTs line and along WESCOTs line to Banersters line and along his line to said PADRICKs line including all the land within the said mentioned Lines by estimation two hundred and fifty acres the same be more or less.  /s/ Richard SANDERSON.  Witnesses: John CLATON, B. SUTTON.  Acknowledged in Edenton on Nov. 28?, 1764.  Registered the 4th day of November [sic] 1764 by N.P. WILLIAMS.

[Pgs. 176-177]  James HALSTEAD to SNODGRASS & TEMPLEMAN.  Oct. 6, 1766.  James HALSTEAD of the County of Norfolk and Colony of Virginia of the one part and SNODGRASS and TEMPLEMAN which is of the County of the aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said James HALSTEAD for and in consideration of the valuable sum of twenty two pounds ten shillings Virginia Currency to him in hand paid by said SNODGRASS & TEMPLEMAN the receipt whereof the said James HALSTEAD doth hereby acknowledge and therewith fully satisfied and contented paid & to these presents have granted bargained sold delivered and confirmed unto the said SNODGRASS & TEMPLEMAN one certain tract or parcel of Land situated lying and being in the County of Currituck North Carolina containing forty acres of Land beginning on Henry WILSONs line running up Providence Swamp to a corner Sasafras tree and thence running along Duke COXs line as far as will contain the said forty acres of Land it being the land that formerly belonged to James GARRETT deceased.  /s/ James HALSTEAD.  Witnesses: Thomas BRESSIE, Simon WILSON.  Proved Oct Court 1766.  Registered the 20th December 1766 by Thos. WILLIAMS.

[Pgs. 178-179]  John ACKISS to Sarah M. CASELTON.  Oct. 4, 1766.  John ACKISS Exor of the last will and Testament of Samuel M. CASELTON Dec’d. of the one part & Sarah M. CASELTON of the other part.   Witnesseth that the said John ACKISS for and in consideration of the sum of thirty Pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Sarah M. CASELTON hath granted bargained and sold part of the tract of Land whereon Samuel M. CASELTON Dec’d formerly lived containing two acres more or less and bounded as follows beginning at a great pine standing in the Patten line on the Southeast side near the percosine thence running North No. 35 degrees West along the percosin to a small pine 42 poles thence No 52 degrees Es. to the province line thence along the province line to the main road or Patten line also fifty acres of marsh lying on the back bay adjoining the province line being the fifty acres marsh the said Samuel M. CASELTON formerly bought of John ACKISS.  /s/ John ACKISS.  Witnesses: William ACKISS, Luke HILL, Henry COPPS, Johnathan JACKSON.  Acknowledged Oct Court 1766.  Registered Dec. 29th 1766 by Thos. WILLIAMS.

[Pgs. 180-182]  John & Jane ACKISS to Luke WHITE (sic).  Oct. 14, 1766.  John ACKISS of the County of Princess Ann & JANE his wife of the one part & Luke HILL of the same place of the other part.  Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & twenty pounds in hand paid by the sd  Luke HILL they the sd John ACKISS & Jane his wife hath granted bargained and sold unto the sd Luke HILL a certain tract of Land laying in North Carolina near Morses Point formerly the poperty of Rich’d MORSE & bounded as follows beginning at a stake at Benjamin COXs line on Currituck Bay side thence running No. 59 degrees W 36 poles along the bay side to Caleb SIMMONS line thence binding on said SIMMONS line north 40 degrees east through the Plantation one hundred and two poles to the main road thence No. 26 degrees E. 124 poles into Samuel M. CASELTONs line then beginning again at the said stake and running north 74 E. 20 poles binding of said COX thence No. 77 degrees E. 52 poles to a pine thence N. 80 degrees E. 20 poles to a gum a corner tree by the said main road thence north ½ E. 119 poles along John MORSEs line to a gum a corner tree thence north 50 degrees E. 140 poles to a pine a corner tree near the marsh thence north 7 degrees west 11 poles to a oak a corner tree thence south 50 degrees west 74 poles thence south 62 degrees W. 31 pole then north 27 W 26 poles thence W. 13 W. 30 pole into the said M. CASELTON line where the other line went in containing one hundred & eight acres or thereabouts.  /s/ John ACKISS, Jane [her x mark] ACKISS.  Witnesses: Wm. ACKISS, Henry COPPS, Peter SHELL, Elias [his mark] CORNICK, Jon'a  JACKSON, Sarah [her x mark] MUNDEN.  Acknowledged Oct Court 1766.  Registered Dec. 29th 1766 by Thos. WILLIAMS.

[Pgs. 183-185]  Josiah & Elizabeth MONCREEF and Elizabeth MONCREEF, widow to Wm. MONCREEF.  June 22, 1766.  Josiah MONCREEF & Elizabeth his wife and Elizabeth MONCREEF widow all of the County of Currituck and province of North Carolina parties of the one side and William MONCREEF of the County and province of sd of the other part for and in consideration of the just sum of fifty pounds proclamation money to us in hand Paid by the said William MONCREEF we do exonerate acquit discharge to him the said William MONCREEF one certain parcel or parcel of Land containing by estimation eighty nine & half acres of Land being the same more or less lying and being in the County aforesaid being one half of a tract of Land containing one hundred & Seventy nine acres 133 poles patented for Luke WHITE bearing date the 2d day Oct. 1712 the said half part beginning at the southern of the part and so far half and quantity contained in said Patent as near as may be excepting 39 acres lying on the North side of said Land sold by Wm. MONCREEF the Elder to Wm. WILLIAMSON.  /s/ Josiah MONCREEF, Elizabeth MONCREEF, Elizabeth [her x mark] MONCREEF.  Witnesses: Josiah CAMBELL, Mathew WILLIAMSON, Thos. MONCREEF

Currituck County SS October Inferior Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1766 - This deed of Gift from Josiah MONCREEF and Elizabeth his wife who was first privately examined & likewise Elizabeth MONCREEF widow and mother of the aforesaid Josiah was then and there in open Court by the said Josiah his wife and mother as aforesaid acknowledged in due form and on motion ordered to be Registered.  Registered according to order the 29th December 1766 by Thomas WILLIAMS

[Pgs. 186-187]  William WILLIAMSON to Elizabeth WILLIAMSON.  Jan. 27, 1764.  William WILLIAMSON of the province of North Carolina & County of Currituck Planter [for the love which I] do bear unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth WILLIAMSON in the County afsd, Weaver, have given granted and confirmed unto my daughter Elizabeth WILLIAMSON a certain tract of Land whereon I now live containing thirty nine acres binding as followeth beginning at John THOMPSONs land thence running Northeast course along a line of marked trees then a north course to a pine thence west to the afsd John THOMPSONs line after my decease and after my wifes decease or her widowhood.  /s/ Wm. [his x mark] WILLIAMSON.  Witnesses:  Josiah NICHOLSON, William WILLIAMSON.  Proved Oct Court 1766.  Registered Dec. 29th 1766 by Thos. WILLIAMS.

[Pgs. 188-189]  Moses CAPPS to Wm. BANISTER.  Oct. 21, 1765.  Moses CAPPS of Currituck County in the province aforesaid have for and in consideration of the sum of eighty Pounds current money of this province to me in hand paid by Wm. BANISTER have given granted Bargain sold and confirm unto the said Wm. BANISTER a certain messuage or tenement of Land containing one hundred acres being more or less lying and being on the Island of Roanoak in the County of Currituck being part and parcel of the land formerly called Col. Richard SANDERSONs relation being had may more at Large appear beginning at a stake on Does Kreek then by a line of marked trees S 50 W 50 chains to the center of three marked trees then N 37 W 20 chains to the center of three marked trees then 96 E. 54 chains to a pine at a branch then down the said branch and creek to the first station containing one hundred acres of land more or less.  /s/ Moses [his M mark] CAPPS.  Witnesses: Anthony SUPLE, Mary [her x mark] SUPLE.  Proved Oct Court 1766.  Registered Dec. 29th 1766 by Thos. WILLIAMS.

[Pgs. 190-192]  Johnathan JONES to John ANSELL.  Oct. 1, 1766.  Jonathan JONES for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds proclamation money of North Carolina to him in hand paid before sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof he does hereby acknowledge and him the said John ANSEL hath given granted bargained and sold unto the said John ANSEL a certain parcel of Land containing one hundred acres of land more or less situated on Knots Island in the County aforesaid and part of the patent granted to John LEGETT description as by the said patent will more at large appear bounded as followeth being on Bullocks Creek and running West 340 pole to the foot of the ditch then the corner of the ditch to the head then adjoining on the South side of one Cuttocks SIMMONS Land on north side on Thomas LEGGETTs land.  /s/ Johnathan [his x mark] JONES.  Witnesses: Caleb ANSEL, Taylor JONES, Joshua [his mark] JACOBS.  Proved Oct Court 1766.  Registered Dec. 30th 1766 by Thos. WILLIAMS.

[Pg. 193]  Morris & Marthey BAUM to Elizabeth RUSSELL.  Aug. 28, 1766.  Morris BAUM of the County of Currituck & province of North Carolina with the free & voluntary consent of Marthey my wife for divers good causes and consideration as thereunto moving but more particularly for the natural love and good will and affections that I have & do Bear to my daughter Elizabeth RUSSELL I do by this my deed of gift give grant & confirm unto my sd daughter fifty acres of land laying on Roanoke Island laying upon the No. side of the mouth of Dowes Creek beginning at two live oaks upon the sound side running about a SW Course to a large Sarpel(?) from thence about S.W. East to the Creek then various Courses to the sound side by various courses to the first station.  /s/ Morris [his M Mark] BAUM.  Witnesses: Asa NORTON, Willis RUSSELL.  Proved Oct Court 1766.  Registered Dec. 30th 1766 by Thos. WILLIAMS.

[Pgs. 194-195]  John MANN to JOHN Paine.  [no day] Sept. 1766.  John MANN of the County of Currituck in the povince of North Carolina fore in consideration of twenty Pounds proclamation money to me in hand paid by John PAINE of the said County & province give grant bargain sell convey & confirm unto the sd John PAIN one certain message of Land situated lying & being on the N.W. end of Roanoke Island in sd County & province above mentioned butted & bounded beginning at a pine tree on Johns Ridge from thence S.S.W. to the same side from thence N.W. to a live oak Hammock from thence NE to a black gum from thence by various Courses to the first station containing 50 acres.  /s/ John MANN, Mary [her x mark] MANN.  Witnesses:  Thomas RUSSELL, Joseph MANN.  Proved Oct Court 1766.  Registered 2nd day June 1767 by Thos. WILLIAMS.

[Pgs. 196-198]  Charles & Elizabeth SMITH to John WARDEN.  Oct. 7, 1766.  Charles SMITH & Elizabeth his wife of the County of Currituck & povince of North Carolina of the one part and John WARDEN of the County of Norfolk & Colony of Virginia of the other, for & in Consideration of the sum of one hundred & twenty pounds Current money of Virginia paid by the sd John WARDEN hath granted bargained sold aliened & confirmed unto the sd John WARDEN one certain tract or parcel of Land situate on Currituck Shore in the County of Currituck containing one hundred & eighteen acres & bounded as follows viz. beginning on the south side at an old pine stump being a corner tree standing in the dividing line between Thomas LURRY & said SMITH  the Vendor thence running along the sound side No. 4 degrees W. 24 chains thence W. 4 degrees S. 49 chains 45 links thence S. 4 degrees E. 24 chain to a dividing line between the sd Charles Vendor & Thomas LURRY thence E. 4 degrees No. along the sd dividing line to the first station.  /s/ Charles SMITH, Elizabeth [her x mark] SMITH.  Witnesses: Charles WATERMAN, Jasper LANE, Math. POYNER.  [no acknowledgement or registration date.]

This entire book was copied at the Currituck Court House, transcribed and submitted by Judy Brickhouse.  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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