Currituck Co., NC Deeds

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Deed Book 3, pp. 1 - 122

The eastern section of present day Hyde County, where the Mattamuskeet Indian Reservation was located, was part of Currituck County until 1745. These deeds, dealing with the sale of reservation lands to white settlers, is to suppliment those deeds cited in The Mattamuskeet Documents. These are found in "By a Line of Marked Trees" Abstracts of Currituck County, NC, Deed Books [1], 1-2, and 3, by John A. Brayton. Of the eighteen deeds listed below, four are also cited in The Mattamuskeet Documents.

[603] DB3, p. 1: 3 Apr 1739, 21 June 1739, 21 June 1739; JOHN SQUIRES of CT, to GEORGE TURNER, cons. 20 pounds, land on Morris Monkeete [sic](Mattamuskeet), n.s. Weesockin Creek, 500 A, adj. DAVID JONES, Main Creek, back of a Grate Savana; wit: SAML. STOW, JAMES x POYNER, JOHN BROOKS; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES, CHARLES S CORDON.

[606] DB3, p. 3: 3 Apr 1739, 3 Apr 1739, 28 June 1739; JOHN SQUIRES, King of Aramatskeete Indians, and CHARLES EDEN, to MORRIS JONES, cons. 12 pounds, 100 A, bounded by Cedar Creek, head of Lone Creek; wit: THOS. LOWTHER, SAML. SIMMONS; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES, CHARLES x EDEN.

(Same as Appendix 7 in "The Mattamuskeet Documents.")

[607] DB3, p. 3: 4 Apr 1739, 3 Apr 1739, 28 June 1739; JOHN SQUIRES, King of Arromoskeete, and CHARLES EDEN of CT, to DAVID JONES of CT, cons. 50 pounds of Gr. Britain, land at Arramuskeet Ditch and Down, adj. SAML. STOW, Main Creek, Strahorn Creek, small Servaner, 250 A; wit: NICHOLAS LUND, SAML. STOW; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES, CHARLES x EDEN.

(Same as Appendix 8 in "The Mattamuskeet Documents.")

[608] DB3, p. 4: [ ] Apr 1739, 3 Apr 1739, 28 June 1739; JOHN SQUIRES, King of Aramoskeet Indians & CHARLES EDEN to SAML. STOW, cons. 20 pounds sterling, land on n.e.s. Weesocking Creek to first gut, head of Cedar Creek, [ ] acres; wit: THOS LOWTHER, SAML. SIMMONS; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES, CHARLES x EDEN.

[611] DB3, p. 6: 15 Jan 1738/39, 3 Apr 1739, 28 June 1739; JOHN SQUIRES, King of Arramoskeet Indians, to DAVID JONES, cons. 20 pounds, cmNC, 300 A on s.s. Rattlesnake homack Creek, adj. Aforesaid JONES on n.s.; wit: [---]; signed: JOHN S: SQUIRES.

(Same as Appendix 6 in "The Mattamuskeet Documents.")

[627] DB3, p. 18: 3 Apr 1740, 1 Apr 1740, 17 June 1740; JOHN SQUIRES, King and CHARLES SQUIRES with consent of Aramoskeet Indians, to JOSHUA WALLS of same place, cons. 20 pounds cmNC, land in Hogg island Bay known as Mount Pleasant, beg. "at a large pine tree / that was marked by the White folks and the Indians," 200 A; wit: WILLIAM SHERGOLD, WILLIAM PARKER; signed: JOHN S: SQUIRES, CHARLES S: SQUIRES.

[632] DB3, p. 22: 2 Apr 1740, 3 Apr 1740, 26 June 1740; CHARLES SQUIRES, Indian, to JACOB FARROW, cons. 100 pounds NC money, land [no acreage mentioned] in Aramoskeet, adj. WM. BROWNING, JOSHUA WALLís line, Sypris Swanp; wit: CORNELIUS JONES, THOS. DUDLEY; signed: JOHN S: SQUIRES [sic].

[634] DB3, p. 23: 24 June 1739, 3 Apr 1740, 26 june 1740; JOHN SQUIRES and CHARLES SQUIRES with consent of rest of Mormeskeet Indians of CT, to WILLIAM BROWNING, cons. 10 pounds sterling of Great Britain, 500 A on Marmoskeet upon Hogg Island on a Ridge called English Mount Pleasant, no s.s., bounded by the Bay, 500 A of swamp and marsh; wit: WM. SHERGOLD, T: LOWTHER; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES, CHARLES x SQUIRES.

[635] DB3, p. 24: 2 Apr 1740, 1 Apr 1740, 22 Aug 1740; JACOB FARROW to CHARLES SQUIRES, Indian of Arromuskeet in CT, cons. 100 pounds, 200 A on Hatteras Banks, beg. at n.s. of Cutting Sedge Marsh, by a house that VALENTINE WALLIS built, the sound side, Callises Dreen, Sea Side; wit: CORNELIUS JONES, THOS. DUDLEY; signed: JACOB FARROW.

[641] DB3, p. 29: 9 Oct 1740, 7 Oct 1740, 14 Feb 1740; JOHN SQUIRES, King of Aramoskeete Indians, & CHARLES EDEN to WATEMAN EMERY, cons. 100 pounds, 640 A, bounded by the Mouth of Back Creek, a mile s.w., Pamlico Sound to Seader Busk Creek; wit: THOS. LOWTHER, ANDREW DUKE; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES.

[643] DB3, p. 30: 8 Jan 1740, 7 Oct 1740, 16 Feb 1740; JOHN SQUIRES, King of Arromosket Indians & CHARLES EDEN to JAMES BAKER of CT, cons. 8 pounds VA money, 200 A on s.s. Back Creek, adj. Pamlico Sound; wit: THOS LOWTHER, HENRY GIBBS, Jr.,; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES.

[649] DB3, p. 32: 3 Apr 1739, 3 Apr 1739, 28 June 1739; JOHN SQUIRES, King of Aramoskeet Indians & CHARLES EDEN to JOSEPH PERSONS [indexed as "PARSONS"], cons. 11 pounds NC money, 200 A on a ridge called Mt. Pleasant; wit; T. LOWTHER, SAML. STOW; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES, CHARLES S EDEN.

[652] DB3, p. 34: 3 Apr 1739, 3 Apr 1739, 1 Nov 1739; JOHN SQUIRES, King, & CHARLES EDEN of Aramoskeet Indians, to THOS. LOWTHER, cons. 30 pounds, a tract of land part of the Indian Town old field, adj. JOHN DIXON, sound side, Lake; wit: SAML. SIMMONS, SAML. STOW; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES, CHARLES x EDEN.

[654] DB3, p. 35: 4 Apr. 1739, 3 Apr. 1739, 1 Nov 1739; JOHN SQUIRES, King of Marremiskeet Indians, to JOHN SIMMONS of Norfolk Co., VA, cons. 50 pounds, 300 A, land between old Arrowmuskeet and new Aromuskeete, between Seaderhammack and WM. SPENCER's; wit: NICKLES LUND, DAVID JONES; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES.

[658] DB 3, p. 38: 2 July 1739, 2 Oct 1739, 27 Nov 1739; JOHN SQUIRES, King of Arromoskeet Indians with the advice and consent of JOHN MACKEY and LONGE TOME in CT, to HENRY GIBBS of same place, cons. 100 pounds, land on a ridge called Indian Ridge, 136 A, beg. at a gum in a swanp on w.s. of Ridge, cross the ridge, ESE 160 perches, SSW 136p, WNW 160p; wit: JOHN TAYLOR, JAMES x BAKER; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES.

[659] DB3, p. 39: 2 July 1739, 2 Oct 1739, 8 Nov 1739; JOHN SQUIRES, King of Arromoskeet Indians with the advice and consent of JOHN MACKEY and LONG TOM to HENRY GIBBS of CT, cons. 20 pounds proc., NC, land at mough of a Little Creek going out of the main creek called Spencerís or Midle Creek, S6W480p, N45W, E655perches, 444 A; wit: JOHN TAYLOR, JAMES x BAKER; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES.

(Same as Appendix 10 in "The Mattamuskeet Documents.")

[709] DB3, p. 75: 27 Sept. 1731, 5 July 1737, [ ]; JOHN SQUIRES, of Aromallsket [sic] Indians with advice and consent of JOHN MACKEY and LONG TOM, to WILLIAM SPENCER, Jr., all of CT, cons. 20 pounds, land on n.s. old Aromatttskeet Creek called Table of Pine Creek, 140 A, total cost 180 pounds, rest to be paid later; wit: JOHN SOLLEY, HENRY GIBBS; signed: JOHN x SQUIRES.

[710] DB3, p. 76: 14 May 1737, 3 July 1737, [ ]; JOHN SQUIRES, King of Aromattskeet Indians, with advice and consent of JOHN MACKIE and LONG TOM, to WM. SPENCER and HENRY GIBBS, cons. 20 pounds, land on n.s. New Aramottaskeet Creek, beg. at a marked gum, N 320 perches, E 320 perches, S 320 perches, 640 A; wit: JOHN TAYLOR, HENRY GIBBS Jr.; signed JOHN x SQUIRES.

Permission to Reprint Courtesy of John A. Brayton

Source:
"By a Line of Marked Trees" Abstracts of Currituck County, NC, Deed Books [1], 1-2, and 3, pp. 1-122, by John A. Brayton, 2000, Memphis, TN.

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