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Currituck Co., NC Land & Deeds
Miscellaneous Early Patents & Deeds from various sources including Norfolk & Princess Anne Co., VA

Bartholomew Hoskins to Henry Spratt - August 16, 1668
Bee it knowne unto all men by those presents that I Bartho Hoskings of Currituk, planter doe for mee my heyrs Exeqrs Administrators and assigns fully and freely assigne all my Right title Interest and Estate to this patten and the Contents thereof unto Mr Henry Spratt his heyres Exeqrs administrators and assigns, In witness whereof I have hereto sett my had this twenty forth day of March 1668.  /s/ Bartho: Hoskins
This assignment was acknowledged by William Handcock att of Bartho Hoskings In open Court 16h Augt 1669
Test William Porter Cl Cur
[Source:  Norfolk Co., Virginia Deed Bk. E; pg. 112 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

John Minikin, Power of Atty. of  to Robert Blake - Aug. 9, 1671
Know all men by those presents that I John Minikin of Currotuke in ye provence of Carolina doe make name & ordayne and by those presents hand putt and Constitute my Loving friend Mr. Rob. Blake of Lin haven in ye county of Lower Norfolk in Virga my true & Lawfull attorney for mee and in my name, and in my behalfe onely, to ansr for me in ye Court of Lower Norfolk in an action of ded? now depending in ye sd Court bee twixt Mr Robt Bray plantif and my self defendt and all that whatsoer my sd att Shall Lawfully doe or Cause to bee done in ye premises? I doe hereby present promise to Ratifie & Confirme, giving him full power and? attorney or more answer? him to substitute & ye same att his pleasure to ? in wittness whereof I have here unto sett my hand & seal this 9th Augt 1671.  /s/ Jno [I] Milliken & seal
Signed Sealed in presence of Mala? Thurston? Lancaster
[Source: Norfolk County, Virginia Deed Bk. E, Folio 98, pg. 193 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]  NOTE:  John Minikin in this deed could very well be John Milliken in the next deed.  Both are signed with an "I" for his mark.

John Milliken, Power of Atty. to Tho. Bridge - September 6, 1671
Know all men by those presents that I John Milliken of Curatuck in ye County of Albermarle does Constitute & _______ my well beloved friend Mr Tho: Bridge to bee my Lawfull attorney for mee and in my stead to sue recover any suite or suites of Law with in ye county of Lower Norfolk and doe give my attorney as full power as if I were there in presents my self, Ratifying & Confirming what my sd attorney Shall doe as witness my Hand & Seale this 6th day of 9ber [November] 1671.  /s/ John [I] Milliken
Signed sealed & ded [delivered] in presence of Endymion Gray, Rich Ken?ith
[Source: Norfolk County, Virginia Deed Bk. E, Folio 117, pg. 231 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

Gift from Peter Malbone to Mathew Godfree - November 15, 1672
I under Written Pieter Malbone doe hereby freely and voluntarily give unto Mathew Godfree one cow calve to him and his heyrs for ever which is now running upon long Island in Coratuck being marked swallow forkes in ye Right eare and Slitt in ye left and elsewise all ye increase that shall proceed from ye sd calve and doe by these presents define my honored friend Mr. Wm Porter to acknowledge this my act & deed in my behalf in open Court and what hee Shall present? Doe shall be suficient? in witness where of I have hereunto sett my hand this 6th of Novemr 1672.  /s/ Peter Malbone
Test James Browne; Rich: [RW] Whitby's Mrk
Acknowledged by me ye sd Porter in open court ye 17th Nov 1672
    
Test Wm Porter C Cur
[Norfolk County, Virginia Deed Bk. E, Folio 134, p. 264 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]  NOTE: Isabelle Godfrey was administrator of Matthew Godfrey's estate on May 17, 1717 with security bond of £600 provided by Peter Malbone and John Wilson.]

Patrick Whyte vs John Farrill - November 26, 1672
Whereas John Farrill was Summoned to this court to ansr ye complaint of Patrick Whyte of Curatuck in ye province of Albemarle who By reason of ye extraordinary badness? of ye weather this _____ could nott bee att Court as here fore it is orderd that ye sd firrell shall attend this court till it be Ended and then if Patrick Whyte appears nott ye sd ferrill is to give good security for his appearance att ye next court to answer the sd Whytes complaints.  [Norfolk County, Virginia Deed Bk. E (Court Orders), p. 87 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

Thomas Land, Power of Atty. to Thomas Evans - April 10, 1673
I the subscribed Thomas Land of Coratuck Sawer [sawyer] who married Grace ye late orphan of Ralph Jones, decd, doe hereby constitute and apoint my friend Mr. Thomas Evans my Lawfull attorney for me and in my name to _____ demand Rescend? and Convert to his owne use all just cattle as shall apeare upon ye records of Lower Norfolk to bee due to ye above mentioned grace my Said wife and upon refusall of paymt or delivering ye above mentioned cattle from whom ye shall appear to bee due any just pson [person] or pson to sue arrest imprison and out of prison to Release and to paye acquittances or discharges whch shall bee as ___ as if my Self had possession and what my Said attorney Shall herein act I Shall Release & confirme in as full and ample name as if my selfe were personally present  In witness whereof I have here unto sett my hand & Seale this 10th of Aprll 1673.  /s/ Tho: [T] Land & seale
Signed sealed & delivered n presence of us
   Peter Malbone
  
John [I] Taylor
[Source: Norfolk County, DB E, Folio 153, p. 303 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]  NOTE:  the surname "Land" could be "Lane".

Robt. Simons/Simmons to Ann Malbone, daughter of Peter Malbone - August 11, 1673
Know all men by those presents that I Robt Simons of Curratock planter doe hereby freely and voluntarily give unto Ann ye daughter of Peter Malbone of ye same place a cow calve to her and her heyrs for evr to have & to hold and quietly and peaceably to Enjoy ye sd calve and her increase without any ___  hindrance or molestation of mee my heyers Exeqts adminstr or assigns ye sd calve being pold read [red] and whyte, and marked with a croop on ye Right Eare & ye left hook? now Running upon long Island in ye possesion of Peter Malbone above sd in Curratuck and is given upon ye consideration following, and hereafter expressed? that the sd calve is to continue in ye possesion of the above sd Peter Malbone his heyres exeqtrs admrs or assigns and like wise all the increase that shall proceed from the sd calve until his sd daughter Shall Come to ye age of sixteene or her day of marriage, then ye sd calve and all that shall proceed from her during ye sd time then to be found living is to bee rendered? into ye possesion of ye above sd Ann Malbone or her Lawfull assigns alwaise? presented that ye sd Malbone her father his heyers Exeqrs or assigns bee allowed for and in consideration of looking after ye sd cattle  All ye male_____ that shall proceed from them until ye sd Ann shall come to ye age of Eyght years in witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand this 11th of augt 1673.  /s/ Robert Simmons
Test. Endimyon Gray
        Jno Godfree
 
Acknowledged in Court 15 Augt 1673 & Matthew Godfree att sd Simons
Test Wm Porter  Cl Cur
[Source:  Norfolk County, Virginia Deed Bk E, Folio 153, p. 302 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

Patrick Whyte vs John Farrill - August 16, 1673
Whereas upon ye complaint of Patrick Whyte of Coratuck Jno Firrill was sumond to decembr Court last and ye sd Whyte fayling to present his Complaint, it was therefore for severall good Reasons gauged? fit and orderd that ye sd ferrill should give good Security for his appearance to this Court of wch proceedings ye sd Whyte had notife? given him, and this Court ye sd firrill appearing also and ye sd Whyte who having fayld to present ______ requered ____ to by Major Francis Sayer It is therefore now thought fitt & orded that ye sd firrill bee acquitted from ye sd sumonds.  [Norfolk County, Virginia Deed Bk. E (Court Orders), p. 98 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

Mordecay Bowden Power of Atty. to William Nicholas - Sept. ?, 1674
Corratock
Know all men by those presents that I Mordecay Bowden Doe hereby constitute and appoint my friend Wm Nicholas my true and Lawfull attorney for mee & in my name to acknowledge a bill of sale of my ? delivered unto Jno Swayne in Lower Norfolk County Court and doe hereby owne & acknowledge that same to be good and lawfull as fully as if I my selfe were present to acknowledge ye same  In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this ? day of Sept 1674.  /s/ Mardacay Bowden & seale
Test Wm West?
        Henry ?
[Source:  Norfolk County, DB E, Folio 175, p. 347 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]  NOTE: NC Colonial Records; Vol. 1; pg. 297 states the following in January 1679: "...this Courte appoynted a Jury out of ye forsd rabble the foreman whereof was one Mordichy Bouden a New England traidr & one much indebted to his Majtys for Customes...."  There was a Mordecay Bowden in the Burlington Co., New Jersey Assessment List.

John Corbett gives Power of Atty. to Henry _____ - January 15, 1675
Know all men by these presents that I John Corbett of Coratuck and _____ Taylor doe make name and ordayne and in my stead and place have putt & constitute my loving friend Henry _____ my true and Lawfull attorney for me and in my name and to my _____ to present a cause depending between mee and Capt Robt Bray concerning his illegal entertayning my apprentice Joell Martin and whatsoever my said attorney shall legally doe or cause to bee done in the _______ I doe hreby promise to ratifie confirme & allow as wittness my hand this 15th Janr 1675.  /s/ Jno Corbett
Test Wm Vaughan
        Robt R _________

[Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 7 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

Peter Malbone to Jno. Brookes - Aug. 11, 1675
Know all men by those present that I Peter Malbone of ye County of Lower Norfolk planter have bargained and sould and due hereby bargaine & sell assigne and firmly make out from ? my heyers exec admin unto Jno Brooks of ye same county, house carpenter, to him is heyers exect admin one small Island lying easterly from about ye middle of Long Island in Corratuck ? sd small Island & included in my patent for Long Island in ye sd Corratuck and having a valuable consideration in hand ?, I doe ? warrant ye sd Island to him ye sd Jno Brooks and his heyres for ever to have and to hold and quietly and peacabley enjoy ye sd Island with all the rights and priveleges and appurtenances ye ? belonging ? any ? …in witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal ye 11 day of Augt 1675.  /s/ Peter Malbone & Sarah Malbone; Witnesses: Abraham Patrick, Mary M Small - Acknowledge in Court by ye sd Ptr Malbone 17 Feb 1678/9 and Sarah Malbone 24 May ??  [Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 43a - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

Henry Newell last will - Dec. 5, 1677; Proved Oct. 15, 1680
Decemb ye 5th  In ye name of God amen this is my last will that I Henry Newell of Blackwater in Coratuck doe give unto my young sone Henry Newell one ? ? by ye name of pye, one yearling, hay for cattle? by ye name of liby?, and my will is that my wife should give my eldest sone Henry Newell one cow when he is ? and my will is that my deare wife should have all that rest of my estate ye plantation and see ye rest of ye estate ? and ? as ? my hand this 5th day of Decemb 1677.  /s/ Henry Newell; Witnesses:  Henry Simonds;  E? Cordon Proved in court ye oath of Henry Simonds 15 Oct 1680.  [Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 84a - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

John Vaughn to Henry Snayle - Oct. 16, 1680
Know all men by those present that I John Vaughn of Blackwater of Coratuck in the County of Lower Norfok due give unto Henry Snayle & his heiers all my right & ? interest of all my s? ? has within the said summons in force to ? and marke ? of with the rest of the said ? and land & plantation as given under my hand the sixteenth day of Octobr in the year 1680.  /s/ John Vaghn.  Test: Anthony Lawson, Tho Workman.  Acknowledged in Court 16th Octob 1680.  [Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 86 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

Robert Simonds to Andrew Cholwell?, Power of Atty - Jan. 18, 1678/9
Know all men by those present that I Robt Simonds of Coratuck planter due hereby nominate apointe & ordaine my loving friend Mr. Andrew Cholwell? Of Eliz Citty County, gent, my true & lawfull attorney for ? and in my name to present and ? my cause or action whereon I am ? by ? as plantf or defend in ye county ? of Lower Norfolk, and ? my sd attorney ? ? doe ? ? ? conforme Y ? ? whereof I have hereunto sett my hand this 18 Janry 1678/9.  /s/ Robt Simonds  [Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 45 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

Robert Lamont gives Power of Atty. to Mathew Godfree - 18th ___ 1678? [Very hard to read]
Know all men by those present that I Robt Lamont In Coratuck doe ordaine & appoint my well beloved friend Mathew Godfree my true and lawfull attorney for mee and in my ____ to ____ and answer __________ my ______ of _____________________ court of Lower Norfolk and ________ said attorney to make ___________ under him _______ 18th day of ____ 1678?  [Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 36a - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

Inhabitants of Blackwater & Coratuck - July the 3d 1680 [Very hard to read]
Mr Keeling
 
      I send you a lettr for the Gover and government of Carolina, the safe conveyance of which you are to take effectual care in: and some short time after the deivery therof, You (as his Majties high Sherif of ye County of Lower Norfolk) are hereby required to List all such of ye Inhabitants of Blackwater and Coratuck (as by ye sd Laws of this country are accounted Tithables) which hold their Lands by patent granted to them by his Majtys Governor of this Colony; And likewise that you do demand and receive of them Quitrents for all Land they so hold of this Goverment according to the value the Inhabitants of Your County of Lower Norfolk doe pay for ye Lands they hold in proportion to the quantity each man hath and also that you give to the Justices of your County a List f Tithables by you taken of ye Inhabitants of Blackwater & Corrituck to the intent they may be charged with payment of publick and County dues as is levyed upon each Tithable of your County they being held to be part of your County of Lower Norfolk Your proceedings herein you are to give me an account of These commands you receive from me by the advice of the Council and at the instance of the House of Burgesses in the late held Assembly.  Your due performance hereof I question not and so bid you farewell.
Green Spring July 3d 1680
      /s/ Tho Culpeper

Mr Keeling
       
How you was obstructed in the performance of your duty relateing to yor taking a List of Tithables as directed by his Excelleys Letter pursuant to an order of Assembly. myself and the Council are well informed therein, with whose advice you receive this Letter being to require you to proceed in the collection of your Levy from the Inhabitants of Blackwater and Corrotuck as directed by his Excellencys lettr upon the order of Assembly in which just proceedings it cannot be thought you should meet with any Lett hindrance or molestation, but if any should presume under what pretence soever to obstruct or molest you, You are in that Case to signify the same unto me.  I am
  
Your affectionate friend
       /s/ Hen: Chicheley
           Septr ye 29th 1680

[Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 108 and NC Colonial Records; Vol. 1; pgs. 306 & 324 - Submitted by Mike Schoettle]

Jasper Lane, atty for Emanuell Picker?, to George Newton - Oct. 18, 1680
To all people whome those presents shall come know ye that I Jasper Lane of the county of Lower Norfolk as attorney of Emanuell Picker? Of Curatuck have maid over to George Newton of the same place that plantation of Emanual Picker now in Corratuck lying below Thomas Morris the miller? doing  three hundred acres of land which land I the said Jasper Lane doe warrat to George Newton or his heirs or assigns forever from all manor of ? whatsoever with hawking orchard fencing & whatsoever doth there to belongs & halfe the stock of cattall wild or tame which I will justifie against all persons witness my hand this 18th of Octob 1680.  /s/ Jasper Lane.  Witness: John Tucker Acknowledged in Court 19th Octob 1680 by the sd Lane [Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 87 - Submitted & transcribed by Mike Schoettle]

Evan Jones to Bennj.? Marchogay Jr.? - Dec. 29, 1680
Know all men by those present that I Evan Jones, planter of Curitucke in Lower Norfok County in Virginia do hereby lawfully possess Bennj Marolgay? Junr of ye aforesd County in Virginia with a tract of land in the forke of a creek joyning to a plantation that was for nearly ? ? and is to be ? ? of ? ? in that surveyed affair with the rights proved? To it.  Whereupon the above said Evan Jones ? and make him saile of ? ? said tract of land unto ye above said Marchagay? His heyers executors adminstrators or assigns for ever, weith all and singular said apertenance woods under woods ? pastures and all conveniences as belonging or apertaneth unto ye above said land and likewise I the aforesd Evan Jones doe by ? of this said obligations bind my self & heires or assigns for ? true performance ? of warrant withstand and respond ye said Marchogay from any person or persons whatsoever that will lay any clayme or claims right ? or ? on ye afore asid land from time to time and all ? for him the said Marchogay to have hold possess and enjoye the aforesaid land and I the said Jones doe ? my selfe to imploy a surveyor for to survey ye aforesaid land and I the said ? ? rights ? pay ey charge that ? ? whereof a ? consideration ? ? record in hand by mee Evan Jones whereof I have here unto set my hand and seale this 29th day of Decemb? 1680.  /s/ Evan Jones - Signed, sealed and ? in presents of us Charles Hall,  Dominique Monignad?  [Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 197  - Submitted by Mike Schoettle]

Francis Jones to Cason Moore - Feb. 16, 1682
To all to whome those presents shall come ? know you that I Francis Jones of Coratuck in ye county of Lower Norfolk have bargained alienated sold ? and confessed and ? ? doe bargain ? ? ? and confirme unto Cason Moore his heyers ? all that tract of land former & surveyed by my father? Edmo ? according to patents and ye have assigned over to me and ? ? to have and to hold ye sd land in all its rights and priviledges according to ye grand patent to him ye sd Cason Moore his heyes for ever from me ye sd Francis Jones my hyers ? warranty of sale from any person or persons whatsoever laying clayme or any ?  ? to ye ? hereafter, ? obliging my ? ? in ye ? sume of ? thousand pounds of tob and caske payable utno ye sd Cason Moore his hyers ? in case he ye sd Cason More his hyers ? ? ? in ye title of sd land in ? ? I have hereunto putt my hand & seale this 16 of February 1682.  /s/ Francis (his marke) Jones
Test Jasper Lane
       Jno Ferebee
Acknowledge in court
16 Feb 1682/3
Test Wm Porter Cl Court
[Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 134a  - Submitted by Mike Schoettle]

John Vandermuller? to Thomas Gordan - May 16, 1683
Lower Norfolk in Virga to all Christian people to whom those ? of ? send greeting know you that I John Vandermuller? Of Coratuck ? in consideration of sixty pounds sterling to me in hand paid ? severall to ? ? ? by those present have ? ? ? bargaine sell alienate ? & confirme to Thomas ? of ? sd county clerk all that tract and parcel of land that by estimation 300 acres be it more or less situated and lying upon Knotts Island in Coratuck aforesd and is commonly called or known by ye name of ? Lamberts plantation together whih all ye wood timber and ? trees that ? ? ? or being ? ? ? ? belonging or in any wise appertaining as also seven? Cous & seven calves, two yearlings, two hayfers and two yong ? of about 2 years old whichsoever now ? upon demand shall be made good on ye sd land, has ye sd Thomas Gordan to have and to hold ye above bargained promise which every part and personal ? to him his heyers executers or assigns or any other person or persons ? ? whatsoever clayming any right title or ? ?, in witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and final seale this 16 day of May in ye year of our Lord 1683.  /s/ Jno Vandermussen & seale

Christoper ?,  Wm Vaughan, Jno (IV) Vaugan,  Jno Culpeper

Acknowledged in Court 16 May 1683.
    
Test Wm Porter Cl Court
[Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 142  - Submitted by Mike Schoettle]

Thomas Smith to Joseph Knot, Power of Attorney - Feb. 16, 1684/5
Know all men by those present that I Thomas Smith of Corrotuck ? have constituted ordained and appointed & by those preent doe ordaine constitute & appoint my ? & well beloved friend Joseph Knot of ye County of Lower Norfolk my true and lawfull attorney general? For mee and in my name and to my ? ? ? ? and sake of and from all and all manor of ? all and singular sumes and sumes of money goods debts ? & ? and ? due ? belonging or in any ways appertaining and ? ? all or nonpayment to sue ? ? ? and condeme all such person and persons as dou not upon demand pay and satisfie the same giving and granting to my said attorney my full power and absolute authority ? ? and other ? & discharges in my name to make seale and deliver ? attorney or more and or him to make and ? his ? to ? ? and further to doe and act all and all manor of acto and ? thing or things ? full ? ? ? and  ? manor as I my selfe ? doe ? ? ? ratifying allowing approving and ? what soever my sd attorney shall ? doe in ye ? in my name firmly by those present in wittnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale this 16th day of Feb 1684/5.  /s/ Thomas (his mark) Smith.  Signed sealed and delivered in ye presence of Jasper Lane & Ralph Wallis Acknowledged in court 16th Octob 1684  (date doesn’t make sense with the above date)  [Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 184  - Submitted by Mike Schoettle]

 

Mathew & Dorothy Godfrey deed to Joseph & Sarah Perry - Sept. 15, 1685
Know all men by those present that I Mathew Godfrey of the County of Lower Norfolk due hereby with ye full consent of my wife Dorothy Godfrey do hereby give and sell over unto Joseph Perry? and his wife Sarah my ? right and title of ye one half of ? land that lyeth now in Coratuck Bay which did formerly belong to one Raport? Simons, to them ye said Perry? And his wife Sarah during there natural lives and after both there ? to come toye said Perry his eldest son Thomas Perry and his heyers that shall be next of kin for every the one halfe of ye sd ? land which ? given to ye Perry? Above mentioned ye ? be understood ye southern line of trees a ? ye land whch line of trees is to be ye dividing of ye sd land between ye said Godfrey and ye Perlys? Above mentoned by said Godfrey rep ? the northern halfe all ? ? that the said Joseph P? shall live upon the said land and to looke after what stock of cattell shall be put on the land by the said Godfrey and marke what cattel shall be bred of ye ? Godfreys one ye land of ye said Godgrey’s marke and if ye said Joseph Perry shall refuse to live and ? ? and looke after the said Godfreys stock of cattle as aforesaid then this deed of gift to be ?  of ye land Perry shall looke after the stock as aforesaid then I doe freely give the said half of ye land to ye Perlys above named from mee my heires executors adminstrators or assignes for ever and further oblidging my selfe my heirs & that what cattle the Perlyes above mentioned shall ever have ? to have free liberty to come to ye north end of ye land to wade over to ye ? ? further agreed upon by all partys that no fresh pond that is or shall be on ye sd land shall be ? up from the cattle as will ? our hands and seales this 15th? Day of Septemb 1685.  Signed and sealed in the presence of us Jno Godfrey, Sarah Simmons
    
/s/ Mathew Godfrey
    
/s/ Dorothy Godfrey
    
/s/ Joseph Perry

Acknowledged in Court by Mathew Godfrey & Jno Godfrey
Atto of Dorothy Godfrey 16 Novemb 1685
    
Know all men by those present that I Dorothy Godfrey doe hereby nominate & appoint my brother ? Jno Godfrey my true and lawfull attorney for mee and in my same and stead to acknowledge my free and voluntary consent to a deed of gift of ye one halfe of ? land that lyeth in Coratuck given by my husband Mathew Godfrey to Joseph Perry and what so ever my said attorney shall doe here in I doe hereby ratifie and confirme as if I my selfe were personally present as witness my hand this 16th of Novemb 1685.   [Source:  Norfolk County, DB 4, pg. 213  - Submitted by Mike Schoettle]

Lemuel Mason, Thomas Jarvise/Jarves & Thomas Willoughby patent 1688
Mason, Jarvise & Willoughby 2600 acres
To all &c. Whereas &c. Now Know ye that I the said Francis Lord Howard Governor &c. do wth ye advic. & Consent of ye Councill of State accordingly give & grant unto Collonell Leml. Mason, Mr. Thomas Jarves & Mr. Thomas Willoughby that parsell of Land commonly called or Known by ye name of Whites Island, Containing two thousand six hundred acres , scituate and Lying at Corrotuck in the County of Lower Norfolke, abutting & bounding Easterly with that part of Corrotuck bay wch. lyeth [unclear word] in the Sandy banks, between the two Inletts of Roanoake & Curretuck southerly with marsh land yet unsurveyed, northerly with the Beginning of Cowinjock bay & westerly with ye said Cowinjock bay & marsh land yet unsurveyed. The said land being due by &c. for ye transportation of fifty two persons into this Collony &c. To have & to hold &c….dated the 23d day of April 1688
[There is a greater than average probability that some of the names listed below as headrights are transcribed in error]:
Jos. GUNGALL, Dorathy WAGSTAFF, James RANGER, Jno. RATLIFFE, Jane MEERES, Abraham WILLIS, Serge WEST, Margt. HOCKS, Jane TAYLOR, Jno. RICHARDS, Wm. MEADE, Ja: GALARD, Owen MARGROUGH, Mary HENSHAW, Ja: TURNER, Rich: WELLS, Samll: TUCKER, Rich: BOARD, Evan MORGAN, Humphry LITEFEET (?), Jabez RHOODE, Robt. TOOKES, Hen: SHEILDS, Jane MOORE, Samll. LLOYD (?), Robt. ELSBY, Jno. READE, Ralph FREEDE (?), Sarah JAMES, Robt. WOOD, Jno. _____(?), Robt. BROOKES, James PAGAN, Peter KING, Sarah HUNS, Tho: _____(?), Andrew MOORE, Ja: CURTIS, Robt. _____(?), Ab: BATEMAN, Robt. BIRK, James PETERS, Abigall WARE.  Toney, Jack, Will, Mingoe, Kate, Doll, Robin, Dick & Kate negroes.

[SOURCE: Library of Virginia - VA Land Office Patents No. 7, p. 655 (Reel 7)]

Margret Pell deed to Azaricom Parker 1699
Margrett Pell to Azaricom Parker. Sept. 25, 1699. Margrett Pell executrix & relict of John Bell [Pell?] deceased of ye precinct of Corrotuck in ye County of Albemarle...[to]...Azaricom Parker...[same precinct]... for valuable consideration already in hand... A plantation & tract of land contayning five hundred & fifty acres ... in ye precinct of Corrotuck Whites Iland on ye North side & a plantation called Morgans on ye South side ... all which land & premises were some time ye land of Robert Hatching sadlemaker who made sale of six hundred forty acres as by deed of sale under his hand & seal baring date ye twenty fift of March one thousand six hundred ninty & seaven Relation being thereunto had will appear unto ye afforsd. John Bell [Pell?] deceased who Contented himself with a survey of five hundred fifty Acres as afforsd. as by ye survey hereof Lodged in ye Secretaries office will appear and ye said Margrett Pell became possessed thereof by gift of her deceased husband John Pell as also will appear by ye Last Will & Testament of ye sd. John Pell which sd. will hath been lawfully proved & regestered in ye precinct Court of Corrotuck afsd.... S/ Margret Pell. Wit.: Richd: Sanderson Junr., Edward Taylor. The above Deed of Sale was acknowledged in open court ye 31 day of October 1699 by Margrett Pell unto Azarcom Parker. Testes Will. Swann Clk[?]. Regestered ye 15 of January 1699/1700 pr. Will. Swann Pub: Regestr.
[SOURCE: N.C. State Archives C.C.R. 187.]
[Transcriber's note: It is difficult to discern whether Margret Pell was widow of both John Bell and John Pell, or whether the letter "P" sometimes looks like a "B" in this writer's hand. I will say that although Margret's surname consistently looks like "Pell", John's surname sometimes looks like "Bell" and sometimes like "Pell." Although mention is made of a Corrotuck Precinct will of John Pell, so far, it has not been found; nor is there a will for a John Bell which predates this 1699 deed].

Thomas Garrett to Witt? Tomson? 1703
Thos. Garrott bargan ????? confirm unto ????? Tomson his heirs and assigns a track of land Containing one hundred acres or there abouts laying upon Kataron(?) Creek beginning at about ye corner marked tree at his south most line of his patent land bearing date ye 14th day Sept. 1701 so holding(?) ye sd. marked trees till it comoth in to ye Warwick path to an oak and then along path south easterly to ye Long Branch it at a white oake so then westarly along ye Long Branch to a great poplar then runing northwest upon ye branch to ye creek landing and along ye creek to ye first station it thoro if more when (conveyed it is to go left at ye Long branch)? If los to be alowod  longgor over ye Deep Branch with all aportonances moad??? wood ???? ???? fishing hunting ???ing all appartenances there unto belonging to ye land as to me ?? alowod by patent & ye sd. Thos. Garrott form my heir and assigns do warrant to ye sd. Witt (Wilt?) Tomson his heirs and assigns for evor ye sd. hundred acres of land without any trouble or interruption of or by ye sd. Thos. Garrott his heirs or assigns or any claiming as by from or under them or any other person what soever to those present. I set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of April in ye year of our Lord God 1703.  /s/ Thos. Garrott; Bothiah Garrott.  Witnesses: Rich.’d Walphas; Joshua Oliver 
[SOURCE: MARS (Manuscript and Archives Reference System)]

Edward Taylor patent 1704
Willm. Earle of Craven Palentine and the Rest of the true and absolute Lords Proprietors of Carolinia to all to whome these presents shall come Greeting...
according to the great Deed Bearing Date the first day of May anno Dom. 1668 given to ye sd. County of Albemarle
Do hereby give and grant unto Edward Taylor and to his heirs and assigns for ever a tract of Land containing three Hundred acres Lying in Corahtuck precinct in the County afore sd. beginning at a Red oake that stands by the Bay Side and parteth this Land from the Land which belongeth to Foster Jarves thence running west...southerdly...line of marked trees...south...easterdly...northerdly on a line of marked trees...to the Bay Side thence a long the bay side by various courses to the first Station the sd. Land being Due to the sd. Edward Taylor for the transportation of one person for every fifty acres as appears upon Record under this Patent...rent of one shilling for Every fifty acres... [lower left portion of page is torn away]… Day of April anno Dom 1704… [torn…Honorable Lan]dgrave Robt. Daniell [faded]… Generll vice admrll [torn] and the rest of ye trusty and well beloved… [torn] 
[SOURCE:  NC State Archives Albemarle County - Miscellaneous Records, 1678-1737 Microfilm Reel #C.002.10001]

John Evans to William Parker 1704
This indenture made this 8th day of Jan.’y Anno Dom 1704/5and in ye third year of the Reign of our Sovorign Lady Ann of England Scotland France and Ireland Queen etc.
??????? John Evans of the ????? of Corutuck in County of Albemarle and in ye ???? of North Carolina (the lawful attorney of Mary Harriss) of the one part and William Parker of ye ???? County P????? afsd. of the other part ____________ that the sd. John Evans for the consideration of Seventeen Pounds ??? money of England in hand paid unto him the sd. John Evans by the sd. William Parker [SOURCE: MARS (Manuscript and Archives Reference System)]

Hunter vs Dauge - April 6, 1713 Court
? Wm Hunter summoning James Dauge ye elder in Chancery requiring him to make ye complainant an undeniable right in fee simple of two hundred seventy five acres of land & marsh land ? in Corratuck known by ye name of Charles Chablin? or to return him ye purchase being twenty six pds of ? appearing ?ing ? by when it is decreed aft ye sd Dauge give ye sd Hunter good firm & ? ? deeds and convey ? other assurances that the sd Hunter or his attorney & councile shall advise us ? ? ? undeniable estate in fee simple & acknowledge ye ? form of law in ye court of Coratuck or pay? to him ye sd ? money ? with Case alis exec.  [SOURCE: Princess Anne County, Minute Book 2, p. 122, Court on 6 Apr 1713 - Submitted by Mike Schoettle ]

Benjamin Tull to Susanah Dauge 1715/16
To all Christian people those present shall come I Benj. Tull of Currituck prectin Albemarle County in No. Carolina send greeting know ye that the said Benj. Tull for consideration of the love good will and naturall affection that I have and do care toward my Grandaughter Susanah Dauge, Daughter to Peter Dauge and Susanah his Wife of the prect and County afsd. Have given and granted and by those of present(?) do freely clearly & absolutely give and grant to the said Susanah Dauge after my decease and my Wifes decease a certain parcell of land containing One hundred and Sixty acres be it more or less being part of a tract containing Four hundred Thirty Eight acres lying & situated in the sd. prect of Currotuck bound northwardly upon the Herring Creek or run westerly and southwardly upon the great swamp easterly upon Parker Wickor and Jos. Sanderson. There land to have and hold ye sd. Gift bargain & promise with all appurtinances priviledges and comoditys to the same belonging or any ways apportaining to her the said Susanah Dauge her heirs or assigns for ever to have their proper use benefitt and behoof for ever and I the said Benj. Tull for me my heirs executors administrators do covenant promise and grant to and with the said Susanah her heirs or assigns I am the true sole and lawfull owonor of the above said premises do appear by pattent baring date of 8th day of Novem. 1714 and that I am lawfully seized and posesed of the same in mind own proper right as a good perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple and have in my self good right full power and authority to grant bargain sell convey and confirm ye permission manner above ??? and the ye sd. Susanah after our decease may from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter by force & virtue of those presents lawfully peacably and quietly have hold use occupy posses & enjoy the said premisses and all appurtinances freely & clearly acquitted exonorated discharge such and from all manner of formor gifts grants dowries judgments extents executions or incumbrances further more I the said Benj. Tull for my self my heirs Exor. ??? do covenant and agrees that if Peter Dauge Father of the sd. Susanah will come & settle upon any part of the sd land I the sd. Benj. Tull will give unto the sd. a present delivery & putt the land in his peacable possession of the same & engage the above domised premisses to her the said Susanah after her Father, Mothers deceses agst. The lawfull claim or dom’d of any person or persons whoever. In witness whereof I have my hand and seal this 10th day of Jany 1715/16 and in the second year of reign of our Soverign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britton France & Ireland defender of the faith.  /s/ Ben. Tull.  Witnesses: Wm. Parker; Peter PP Parker.  This Deed of Gift was by Benj. Tull acknowledged in open court ye 10th day of Jany. Anno Dom 1715/16 unto Peter Dauge and was ordered to be recorded.  Test Jos Wicker clk.  And was accordingly recorded in Currotuck the 10th day of May Anno Dom 1716 by Jos Wicker Clk 
[SOURCE: MARS (Manuscript and Archives Reference System)]

Benjamin Tull to Jane Dauge 1715/16
To all Christian People. Those present shall come.
I Benjamin Tull of Curratuck Prsct. in Albemarle County in No. Carolina send greeting. Know ye that I the said Benj. Tull for consideration of the love, good will and natural affection that I have and do bare towards my Grand Daughter Jane Dauge, daughter to Richd. Dauge and Jane his wife of the prsct and County afrorsd. Have Given and Granted and by those present do freely clearly & absolutely Give and Grant to the said Jane Dauge after my decease and my wifes decease a certain parcell of land containing 200 acres or there about being part of a tract containing 438 acres lying and situate in the sd prsct of Currotuck bounded northwardly upon Little Creek Southerly upon land of Susanah Dauge westerly on Fanshaws land and Easterly upon Tulls Creek to have and to hold Sd Gift Bargain and promise with all appurtenances priviledges and commoditys to the same belonging or ___ ways apportaining to her the said Jane Dauge her heirs or assignes forever to hold their proper use benefitt and ____ forever. And I the said Benj. Tull fo me my heirs Executors Administrators do convenant promiss and grant to and with the said Susanah her heirs or assignes. I am the true sole and lawfull owner of the above said premises as appears by a Pattent Baring date the 8th day of November 1714 and that I am Lawfully seized and possessed of the same in mine own proper right as a good perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple and have in my self good right full poer and authority to grant bargain sell convey and sonfirm it sd premisses in manner above said and that y sd. Jane Dauge after our decease may from time to tme and at all time forever herafter by force & virtue of these presents Lawfully peacably and justly have hold use occupy prossess and enjoy the said premisses and all appurtenances freely.  Freely clearly acquitted exonorated & discharged from all maner of former or other gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages wills joynters dowries judgements ex____ exocutions or incumberances, further more I the said Benj. Tull for my self my heirs Exors. do convenant and agree that if Richd. Dauge father of the sd. Jane is any ways dispossed where he now lived on ye land Dauge shall have free liberty to settle upon any part of the said _____ clear ground or wood land ground without paid use to his dwelling habitation and Ingage the above Domifed premisses to her the said Jane after her father and mother decease against lawfull claim of any person or persons whatsoever.  In Witness whereof I have my hand & seal this 10th day of Janry 1715/16 and in the second year of reign of our Soverign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Brittain, France & Ireland Defender of the faith.  /s/  Benj. Tull
Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presens of
This deed of gift was by Benj. Tull acknowledged in open court 10th day of Janry Anno Dom 1715/16 unto Jane Dauge daughter to Richd. Dauge and was ordered to be recorded. Test. Jos. Wicker Clk Crt.
And was accordingly recorded the 10th day of May Anno Dom 1716 by Jos. Wicker Clk. Ct.
[SOURCE: MARS (Manuscript and Archives Reference System)]

Anthony Walker, Atty. to Henry Woodhouse - May 1, 1717 Court
Mr. Anthony Walker attorney of Mr. Henry Woodhouse of North Carrolina acknowledges a lease & release of land to Capt Hora: Woodhouse at whose request & the same is ordered to be recorded.  [SOURCE: Princess Anne County, Minute Book 2, p. 246 - Submitted by Mike Schoettle ]

Thomas Williams patent 1723
[Beginning of patent is not included]
Do hereby Give and Grant Unto Thomas Williams of our said County a tract of land containing two hundred and eleven acres lying on the Sand banks in Currituck Precinct, Beginning at a hicory by the sound then No.49 E60 pole to a hicory by Jengick creek then up the said creek by various courses 428 pole to a pine, then So. 49 W. 72 pole to a pine by the sound, then along the sound by Various Courses to the first station to Hold &c. Given &c. Witness &c. April 1st 1723.
Wm. Reed, F. Foster, R. Sanderson, J. Lovick, M. Moore
[SOURCE:  NC State Archives Albemarle County - Miscellaneous Records, 1678-1737 Microfilm Reel #C.002.10001]

Arthur Mobson patent 1730
His Excelly. John Lord Carteret Palatine…to all to whom these presents Shall come Greeting…according to our great Deed of Grant bearing Date the first Day of May Anno Dom: 1668 Given to our County of Albemarle …Do hereby give and grant unto Arthur Mobson of our sd. County a Tract of Land containing six hundred thirty five Acres lying on the Northern Line(?) in Corratuck precinct beginning at the Sea Side binding on the Fields(?) line S70W300 pole a pine [several words unclear] then Various Courses Running or Binding on William and Levie (?) Abingtons line, Towlers line various courses binding on all lines from Northward as far as Burtons line 710 pole then N70 E100 pole to the Sea Side so binding on the Various Courses 550 pole to the first Station being due for the Importation of one person for every fifty acres as appears upon record under this patent…rent of one shilling for every fifty acres…provided that if the said Arthur Mobson shall not seat and plant or cause to be seated and planted thereon within three years…then this patent to be void… Given under the Seal of the Colony the Twelth Day of November Anno Dom 1730. Witness our trusty and well beloved Sir Richd. Everard Baronet Gov. of No. Carolina and our trusty and well beloved Councellrs who have hereunto sett their Hands
Richd. Everard
J. Lovick
C. Gale
Jno. Palin

[Written on reverse]:
Captain Mibson
Arthro Mobson
Arther Mobson

Recorded
[SOURCE:  NC State Archives Albemarle County - Miscellaneous Records, 1678-1737 Microfilm Reel #C.002.10001]

William Tillett patent 1730
His Excelly John Lord Carteret Palatin & …Lords Proprietors of Carolina…according to our great Deed of Grant bearing date the first Day of May Anno Dom 1668 given to our County of Albemarle…do hereby give & Grant unto William Tillet of our said County a Tract of Land containing Three hundred and Eight Acres lying in Curratuck precinct on the North Sand banks beginning at a Live Oak at Francis's Creek ENE 160 pole to a Pine NNW 308 pole to an Oak WSW 160 pole to Steels Gutt SSE 308 pole to the first Station being due for the Importation of one person for every Fifty acres as appears on Record under this Patent…Paying unto us our heirs & Success'rs yearly every Twenty Ninth day of September the ffee Rent of One Shilling for every fifty acres …provided that if the sd. William Tillet shall not Seat & plant or cause to be Seated & Planted thereon within Three Years …then this patent to be Void otherwise to Stand & be in full force.
Given Under the Seal of the Colony the 31st Day of Augt. Anno Dom 1730
Witness our Trusty & well beloved Sr. Richd. Everard Bart. Gov. of No. Carolina and the rest of our Trusty & well beloved Counsellors who have hereunto set their hands.
Recorded in the Secrys Office
[signatures]:
J. Lovick
Richd. Everard
J. Worley
C. Gale
E. Moseley
Rd. Sanderson
J. Palin

[SOURCE: NC State Archives Albemarle County - Miscellaneous Records, 1678-1737 Microfilm Reel #C.002.10001]

Christopher O'Neill Land Grant 1761
#55
Christopher O'Neill 500 acres in Currituck on Chicoicomac Banks begining at a cedar post on a small point of marsh at the head of Jenkins's Creek runing east 56 poles to a stake in said O'Neill's corner on the east side of the Sea Hills then along the Sea Beach southerly, west 1170 poles to the Naked Bald Beach then westerly 60 poles to the Sound side then the various courses of the Sound to Jenkins's Bay and then up the same to the begining.  Granted October 23rd 1761.  /s/ Arthur Dobbs
[SOURCE: Patent Book 15; pg. 367]

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