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(FHL# 306,118) vol. A. p. 296 Doc. 26 This indenture made and indented this fourth day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty between Thomas Bradford of Northampton County in the said province aforesaid Farmer of the one part and Philemon Bradford Junr. of the county and province aforesaid of the other part Haberdasher. Witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of twenty pounds current money of the colony of Virginia to me in hand paid or secured to be paid have given granted bargained sold enscoffed and conveyed unto the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors administrators and assigns one tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres lying on Quarrell Creek it being the one half or moiety of a greater containing four hundred acres. Beginning at a white oak on the south side and so strait across the said land a north course by a line of marked trees to a hickory which half or parcel here granted lyeth to the south is and of the said tract or parcel of land together with all and singular woods underwoods ways, paths, and passages with all onehands gardens and all other the improvements to the same belonging or any way appertaining to him the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors or administrators and the same shall and will for ever warrant secure and defend from all gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages dowers judgments executions and all other incumbrances whatsoever of the same shall and will secure and defend from all persons whatsoever and from me my heirs executors or administrators or any deed or conveyance to make as his council learned in the law that reasonably devise advise or require. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year aforesaid. Thos. Bradford. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Jno. Norris, Jonatn. White, George King, Alexr. Burnk. At a court held for Granville County Sep. 4, 1750 the within deed of sale from Thomas Bradford to Philemon Bradford Junr. was proved in open court in due form of law by the oath of Jonathan White and on Motion ordered to be registered certified by Dan Welden CC.

 


(FHL# 306,118) vol. A p. 306 Doc. 26 This indenture made and indented this fourth day of September one thousand seven hundred and fifty between Thomas Bradford of Northampton County in the Province aforesaid farmer of the one part witnesseth that I the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of eleven pounds ten shillings Virginia Currency to me in hand paid or secured to be paid have given granted bargained sold enscoffed and conveyed unto James Dickens of Granville County his heirs executors administrators and assigns one half or tract of land containing two hundred acres lying on Quarrel Creek it being the half of a greater Parcel containing four hundred acres beginning at a white oak near Lick Creek running south 702 D.E. 200 pole then south D.W. 305 to a hickory tree then North 34 W. 200 pole to a white oak then with a strait line to the beginning which said parcel or one half containing two hundred beginning at a white oak on the south side of the said tract and so across the said land a northern course by a line of marked trees which parts this tract or parcel from Phillemon Bradfords land to a hickory which half or parcel lyeth on the northern side of the said tract or parcel of land Together with all and singular woods underwoods ways paths and passages with all onehands gardens and all other improvements to the same belonging or any ways appurtaining to him the said James Dickens his heirs executors administrators assigns and the same shall and will warrant secure and defend from me my heirs executors administrators or from all gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages joynters and all other incumbrances whatsoever and the same shall and will forever warrant and defend from all manner of persons whatsoever or any other deed or conveyance to make as his council learned in the law shall reasonably devise advise or require. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year aforesaid. Thos. Bradford. Jno. Norris, George King, Alexander Burnham. At a court held for Granville county Sep 4. 1750 the within deed of sale from Thomas Bradford to James Dickens was proved in court by the oath of Alexander Burnham and on motion ordered to be registered certified by Dan Weldon CC.

 


(FHL# 306,121) vol. D. p. 64 Doc. 27 This indenture made the sixth day of March one thousand seven hundred sixty between Thomas Bradford of Granville County province of North Carolina of the one part and Sherwood Harris of the same county of the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings sterling money of England to him in hand paid by the said Sherwood Harris before the sealing and deliverance of the said presents already paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge him of therewith fully satisfied content of said and paid and thereof doth aquit and discharge the said Harris and covory of them doth hereby fully acquit and discharged hath bargained sold confirmed and doth by these present bargain sell and confirm allow and makes over unto the said Sherwood Harris his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation fifty acres be the same more or less situate lying and being in Granville county and part of a larger tract of land whereon the said Bradford now dwells and bounded as followeth to wit beginning at a Hickory on the west side of Fishing Creek thence up said creek to a black gum at the mouth of a branch thence up said branch toward the head thereof to a white oak thence a strait couse to Thomas Bradfords back line to a pine thence along Bradford's line to his corner pine thence to the first station to have hold and peaceably enjoy the aforesaid fifty acres of land be the same more or less with all courses orchards gardens woods ways underwoods waters and water courses meadows and meadow grounds with all others and singular the improvements and appurtenances to the same belonging or any ways appurtaining from the claim right or title of him the said Thomas Bradford his heirs execrs. or assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Sherwood Harris his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thomas Bradford for himself his heirs and do promise and agree to and with the said Sherwood Harris his heirs or that he will from time to time and at all times forever hereafter make any further right title or conveyance as he or they or their councel learned in the law shall reasonably require in witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written. Thos. Bradford. Sealed and delivered. At a court held for Granville County 1st Nov. 1760. Thomas Bradford acknowledged this deed to be his act and deed and on motion it was ordered to be registered. Danl. Weldon CC.

 


(FHL# 306,122) vol. E p. 40 Doc. 28 This indenture made the 11th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one between Thomas Bradford of Granville county in North Carolina of the one part and Philemon Bradford of the aforesaid County of the other part witnesseth that he the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds sterling money of England to him in hand paid by the said Philemon Bradford before the signing and sealing of these presents already paid the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge and confess himself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid every part and parcel thereof to the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors and administrators and assigns etc. and every of the them doth hereby fully and absolutely acquit and discharge hath bargained sold and doth by these presents bargain sell alien mark over and confirm unto the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors administrators and assigns etc. one certain tract or parcel of land four hundred and thirty acres as may more fully appear by deed granted to the said Thomas Bradford by Earl Granville his agent bearing date the tenth day of March 1761 and beginning as followeth, to wit, at a red oak running North two hundred poles to a red oak thence East two hundred pole to a white oak thence south three hundred and sixty pole to a red oak thence west one hundred fifty six pole to a gum thence north along Philemon Bradford's line one hundred and sixty pole to a red oak thence along his other line west to the first station. To have and peaceably enjoy the aforesaid four hundred thirty acres of land with all courses onehands gardens woods ways waters underwoods and meadow grounds with all other singular the improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any way appurtaining to the said land and premises from the claim right or title of him the said Thomas Bradford his heirs executors administrators and assigns or any other persons whatsoever claiming the same to only proper use and behoof of the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors adminstrators and assigns forever and he the said Thomas Bradford for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns etc do covenant promise and agree that he will from time to time and at all times forever hereafter warrant and defend the right and title of the said Philemon Bradford his heirs executors and administrators and assigns etc. or his or their council learned in the law shall lawfully require. In witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Jonathan White and John White. Granville County November Court 1761. Thomas Bradford acknowledged this deed to be his act and deed and on motion it was ordered to be registered.

 


(FHL# 306,122) Vol. E p. 361 Doc. 28 This indenture made the 3 day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two between Thomas Bradford of Granville County in the province of North Carolina of the one part and Luis Anderson of the said county and province of the other part witnesseth that the said Thos. Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of Twelve pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said Thos. Bradford doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold aliened enscoffed and released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell alien enscoff release and confirm unto the said Luis Andreson his heirs and assigns one certain tract dividery or parcel of land situate lying and being in the said county of Granville on the North side of Fishing Creek containing by estimation ninety six acres more or less and bounded as followeth to wit, according to the line of marked trees beginning at William Taylors corner pine in Anderson line running North one hundred and fifteen pole to a center of two R. Oaks thence E. one hundred forty pole to a pine thence south to a Center the said Taylors corner thence W. to the first station and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents and services thereof and also all the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Thos. Bradford of in and to the said land and premises and of in and to every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and premises with the appurtenaces unto the said Luis Anderson his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Luis Anderson his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thos. Bradford for himself and his heirs doth covenant and grant to and with the said Luis Anderson that he the said Thos. Bradford the said Tract or parcel of land and premises and the appurtenances unto the said Luis Anderson his heirs and assigns will warrant and forever defend by these presents in witness whereof the said Thos. Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of John Parham, jurat, Avary Parham. Granville County August court 1762. This deed was duly proved by the oath of John Parham one of the subscribing witness thereto and on motion it was ordered to be registered.

 


(FHL# 306,124) Vol. G p. 227 Doc. 29 This indenture made the Thirtyeth day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty three Between Phillemon Bradford of the county of Granville in the province of North Carolina party of the one part and Thomas Bradford of the same county of the other part witnesseth that the said Phillemon Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five pounds provd. money to him by the said Thomas Bradford in hand paid before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold aliened enscoffed released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain and sell alien enscoff release and confirm unto the said Thomas Bradford one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the said County of Granville and on the Branches of Quick Sand and Beaverdam Creeks and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at a white oak corner of the said Phillemon Bradfords running thence by his said line E. 40 poles to a pine thence 420 poles to a pine Nelsons line W. 280 poles to a red oak thence So. five hundred and twenty poles to a white oak in his line of another survey thence W. 72 poles to a corner white oak thence So. 200 poles to a pine thence E. 160 pole to a corner white oak thence N. 86 poles to a white oak thence E. 158 poles to a red oak thence by his old line N. 4 the first station containing in the whole eight hundred and eighty eight acres together with the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents and profits thereof and also all the rights title interest property claim and whatsoever of him the said Phillemon Bradford in and to the said land and premises and of in and to every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the said land and premises together with the appurtenances there unto belonging unto the said Thomas Bradford his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use benefit and behalf forever the said Phillemon Bradford for himself and his heirs executors and administrators do covenant and grant to and with the said Thomas Bradford that he the said Phillemon Bradford and his heirs the said tract or Parcel of land and premises together with the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Thomas Bradford his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend against all and every person or persons whomsoever claiming or to claim from by or under him them or any of them In Witness whereof the said Phillemon Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written Phillemon Bradford. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us Samuel Benton Richard Bradford. Granville County May Court 1764. This Deed was proved by the oath of Samuel Benton one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion was ordered to be registered.

 


(FHL# 306,125) Vol. H. p. 260 Doc. 30 This indenture made the fifth day of February in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven by and between Thomas Bradford of the county of Granville in the Province of North Carolina planter of the one part and William Parham of the County and Province aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five pounds provd. to him in hand paid by the said William Parham before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he the said Thomas Bradford doth hereby acknowledge and every part and parcel thereof doth exonerate acquit and discharge the said William Parham his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever by these presents hath given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed and confirmed unto the said William Parham his heirs and assigns forever one part or parcel of a tract of land containing by estimation one hundred and fifty eight acres be the same more or less situate and being in the said County of Granville and the west side of Fishing Creek bounded as follows (viz.) Beginning at a corner gum on the said Creek thence W. to a corner hickory thence N. 260 poles to white oak in days line thence E. to a red oak on the said Creek thence down the meanders of said Creek to the first station being the West part of a tract of land granted to Jonathan White by deed from Francis Corban Esqr. bearing date October the Twenty third 1754 and now by deed from Thomas Bradford to the said William Parham his heirs and assigns forever Together with all Woods, waters, Hereditaments, and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining with the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits and of every part and parcel thereof To Have and to hold the said one hundred and fifty acres of land and premises hereby granted unto the said William Parham and to the only sole use benefit and behoof of him the said William Parham his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thomas Bradford for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant and agree to and with the said William Parham his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever that they or either of them shall and may at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the said land and premises with out the let said trouble molestation interruption or demand of him the said Thomas Bradford his heirs executors administrators or assigns or any other person or persons claiming by from or under them or any of them and the said Thomas Bradford his heirs executors and administrators shall at any time hreafter on demand make and execute such further and ample assurance of the premises unto the said William Parham his heirs and assigns forever as in law or equity can be reasonably devised advised or required in witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and seal, the day and year first above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Stephen Jeld, Michael Wilson. Granville County February Court 1767. This deed was duly proved in open court by the oath of Stephen Jeld a subscribing witness thereto and on motion it was ordered to be registered.

 


(FHL# 306,125) Vol. H. p. 507 Doc. 30 This indenture made the nineteenth day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Eight between Thomas Bradford of the county of Granville and Province of North Carolina of the one part and George Hudsparth of the aforesaid County and Province of the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of sixteen pounds proclamation money to him in hand paid before the ensealing hereof the receipt whereof the said Thomas Bradford do hereby acknowledges himself therewith fully satisfied have granted bargained sold and confirmed and by these presents do fully and absolutely grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said George Hudsparth his heirs and assigns forever part of a tract of land lying and being on the waters of Lowground Creek and where the said George Hudsparth now lives it being part of a larger tract of land by a deed from one Lord Earl of Granville to John Plant beginning at a hickory near the path that leads from Wilkersons to Bradfords being a corner of the original deed thence running North one hundred and nine poles to a corner at three red oaks thence West two hundred and ninety four poles to a pine thence south one hundred and nine poles to a black oak thence east two hundred and ninety four poles to the first stations Hickory it being by estimation one hundred acres of land be the same more or less To have and to hold the said granted premises with the appurtenances and privileges thereunto belonging unto him the said George Hudspeth his heirs and assigns forever to his and their proper use and behoof for all and I the said Thomas Bradford for me my heirs executors and administrators do covenant and promise to and with the said George Hudspeth his heirs and assigns that before the ensealing hereof that I the said Thomas Bradford am the sole and lawful owner of the above said premises and am lawfully possessed of the same in my own proper right as a good and absolute estate of Inheritance in fee simple and have in my self good right and full power to grant bargain sell and confirm the aforesaid premises and that the said George Hudspeth his heirs and assigns shall from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by virtue of these presents lawfully and quietly have hold and enjoy the said bargained premises with all and every the appurtenances free and clear freely and clearly exonerated and discharged of and from all manner of gifts grants bargains sales leases interests jointers dowers judgments executions and incumbrances whatsoever the interests henceforth payable to improve it shall become due to only excepted and the said Thoams Bradford his heirs executors and administrators do covenant and agree to and with the said George Hudsparth his heirs and assigns that he the said Thomas Bradford and his heirs shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the request and at the cost and charge of him the said Hudspath his heirs etc. Do make and execute or cause to be done and executed all such lets things conveyances whatsoever for the further better and more perfect conveying and I here making the said lands and premises as shall be reasonably advised and required by him or them or any of them or any of their council learned in the law further more the said Thomas Bradford his heirs executors and administrators do covenant and engage the above premises with its appurtenances unto him the said George Hudsparth his heirs and assigns the lawful claim of any person whatsoever forever hereafter do warrant and defend the same by virtue hereof and that the said Thomas Bradford or his heirs shall and will acknowledge this his deed in Granville Court to the said George Hudspath his heirs and assigns when thereunto required. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us Geor. Thompson, Richar. Bradford, Solomon Fuller. Granville County April Court 1768. Then was this deed duly proved by the oath of Solomon Fuller one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be registered.

 


(FHL# 306,126) Vol. J p. 5 Doc. 31 This indenture made the eighteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine Between Thomas Bradford of the County of Granville in the Province of North Carolina of the one part and Richard Bradford of the Province and County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Richard Bradford before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said Thomas Bradford doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold aliened enscoffed released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain and sell alien enscoff release and confirm unto the said Richard Bradford one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Granville and on both sides of Lowe ground Creek and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at the Red Oaks near Wilkersons path running North 121 pole to a pine thence by Wilkersons line West 94 pole to a red oak thence by said line North 40 pole to a pine thence west 200 pole to a pine thence south 161 pole to a pine thence East 294 pole to the first station containing in the whole Two Hundred Seventy two acres of land be the same more or less. Together with the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof as also all the estate right title interests property claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Thomas Bradford of in and to the said land and premises and of and to every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the said land and premises together with the appurtenances hereunto belonging unto him the said Richard Bradford his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thomas Bradford his heirs executors and administrators the said seat tract or parcel of land and premises unto the said Richard Bradford his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend from all persons claiming or to claim from by or under him them or any of them or any other person or persons whomsoever. In witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us. (no names listed) Granville County October Court 1769. Then Thomas Bradford in open court acknowledged this deed to Richard Bradford and on motion it was ordered to be registered.

 


(FHL# 306,126) Vol. K p. 254 Doc. 31 This indenture made the fourteenth day of June one thousand seven hundred and seventy four between Thomas Bradford and Mary Bradford his wife of the County of Granville and Province of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas Banks of the County and Province aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of fifty eight pounds sixteen shillings Proclamation money to them in hand paid before the ensealing hereof the receipt wherof the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife do hereby acknowledge and themselves therewith fully contented, satisfied, and paid have granted bargained sold and confirmed and by these presents do fully and absolutely grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns forever part of a survey or tract of land situate lying and being joined to the land that the said Thomas Banks now do live on and containing by estimation four hundred and ninety acres lying and being on both sides of Quick Sand Creek and being part of a larger survey deeded from one Lord Earl of Granville to Philemon Bradford August 1st 1762. Butted and Bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at a pine on a ridge on the East side of Quicksand Creek running West 280 poles to a red oak thence south 280 Pole to a pine and red oak sapling thence east to a Branch thence down the Courses of the said Branch to the fork thence the said Course (East) in all 280 pole to a white oak in a Bottom thence North 280 pole to the first station. To have and to hold the said granted premises with the appurtenances and privileges thereto belonging unto him the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns forever to his and their own proper use and behoof forever and we the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife, for us our heirs executors and administrators do covenant and promise to and with the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns that before the ensealing hereof that I the said Thomas Bradford and Mary my wife am the sole and lawfull owner of the above said premises and am lawfully possessed of the same in my own proper right as a good and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple and have in myself good right and full power to grant bargain sell and confirm the aforesaid premises and that the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns shall from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by virtue of these presents lawfully and quietly have whole use and enjoy the said bargained premises with all and every its appurtenances free and clear, freely and clearly exonerated and discharged of and from all manner of gifts, grants, bargains, sales, leases, interests, jointees, dowerages, judgments, executions, and incumbrances whatsoever, the quitrents payable from last August was a year and henceforth to whom it shall become due to only excepted and we the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife and our executors and administrators do covenant and agree to and with the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns that we the Said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife and their heirs shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon request and at the cost and charge of the said Thomas Banks his heirs etc. do make and execute or cause to be done and executed all such acts things and conveyances and assurances in the law whatsoever for the further better and more perfect sure making and ensuring the said lands and premises as shall be reasonable advised as required by him or them or any of them or any of their Council Learned in the Law furthermore the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife their heirs executors and administrators do convenant and engage the above premises with every and all its appurtenances unto him the said Thomas Banks his heirs and assigns against any lawfull claim of any person whatsoever forever hereafter do warrant and defend the same by virtue hereof and that we the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife or their heirs shall and will acknowledge this their deed in Granville Court to the said Thomas Banks his heirs or assigns when thereunto required. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year above written. Thomas Bradford, Mary Bradford (mark). Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us James Fuller, John Bridges. Granville County February Court 1775. This deed was acknowledged by Thomas Bradford to be his act and deed and on motion ordered to be registered and at the same time Mary wife of the said Thomas was privately examined by Samuel Smith who reported that she relinquished her right of dower in the said land conveyed.

 


(FHL# 306,127) Vol. L. p. 286 Doc. 32 This indenture made the first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight between Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife of the County of Granville and state of North Carolina of the one part and John Oliver of the said County and State of the part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and fifty pounds proclamation money by the said John Oliver to them in hand paid at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and of every part and parcel thereof doth fully and clearly bargain and sell unto the said John Oliver his heirs and assigns one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Granville and state aforesaid and beginning at the gum and hickory on the south side of Far River thence south on Landless line to a Red oak thence west on Guinn on Nolands line to a hickory thence south twenty three East twenty pole to two red oaks then North fifty five west forty five pole to a white oak then North twenty six west sixty four pole to a hickory then North twenty six East One hundred and sixteen pole to a red oak on Far River then down the said River as it meanders to the beginning containing by estimation one hundred and sixty two acres more or less it being part of a survey of land granted Isaac Reeks by pattent bearing date 21 day of July one thousand seven hundred and forty three to have and to hold the aforesaid tract of land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining with all the houses gardens woods swamps marshes ways and water ways and all other and singular the improvements with their and every of their appurtenances whatsoever belonging or in any wise appertaining to the same from the claim right title or property of him the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife their heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the sd. John Oliver and his heirs forever that the sd. Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife for themselves their heirs and assigns do covenant grant and agree that they will from time to time and at all times defend and will forever warrant and defend the right and title of the sd. lands unto the said John Oliver his heirs and assigns against all other person and persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford and Mary his wife hath hereunto set their hand and seals the day and year first above written. Thos. Bradford, Mary M. Bradford. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Philemon Bradford, jurat, Thos. Bradford Junr., John Massay. Granville County May Court 1778. This deed was duly proved in open court by Philemon Bradford and on motion was ordered to be registered.

 


(FHL# 306,127) Vol. M p. 116 Doc. 32 This indenture made this fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight between Thomas Bradford exr. of the last will and testament of Jonathan White decd. of this County of Granville and province of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas Critcher of the County and province aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred and sixty one pounds and one shilling proclamation money to him in hand paid by the said Thomas Critcher the receipt whereof the said Thomas Bradford doth hereby acknowledge and in virtue of the said will hath granted bargained and sold aliened enscoffed released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell alien enscoff and confirm unto the said Thomas Critcher his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county aforesaid on Fishing Creek beginning at a white oak George Alitons corner then So. 29 Wst. 8 pole to a pine the So. 54 E. 20 pole to a red oak then So. 86 E. 14 pole to a pine on Fishing Creek then So. 22 E. 40 pole to a hickory Thomas Critchers line then E. nosing the said Creek 32 poles to a pine stump then No. 47 E. 20 poles to a hickory then No. 200 poles to a black jack and pine then west 40 poles to a pine in Lewis Andersons line then So. 80 poles to a hickory then west 126 poles to Fishing Creek then down the said creek as it meanders to the first station containing by estimation two hundred acres be the same more or less and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders all the estate right title interest claim and demand of him the said Thomas Bradford to the said tract or parcel of land and premises with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining thereunto to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and premises with the appurtenances therunto unto the said Thomas Critcher his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Thomas Critcher his heirs and assigns forever in as full and ample manner as he the said Thomas Bradford in virtue of the will aforesaid can legally convey the same. In witness whereof the said Thomas Bradford hath hereunt set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Ro. Lewis, Wm. Ogilire. Granville County February Court 1779. Thoms Bradford executor of the last will and testament of Jonathan White Decd. acknowledged this deed to be his act and deed which was ordered to be registered.

 


(FHL# 306,129) Vol. O p. 131 Doc. 33 This indenture made the twenty seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty one between Thomas Bradford of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina of the one part and Philemon Bradford Junr. of the same County of the other part witnesseth the sd. Thos. Bradford for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand pounds current money to him in hand paid by the sd. Philemon Bradford Junr. at or before the ensealing and delivery hereof hath given granted bargained sold aliened released made over confirmed unto the sd. Philemon Bradfrod Junr. one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in Granville County aforesaid on the waters of Beaverdam Creek. Beginning at a spanish oak D. Bradfords corner then running his line South seventy six pole to a red oak P. Bradfords corner then his line West sixty three pole to a pine then his other line South eighty two pole to a white oak then his line west two hundred and seventy pole to a white oak his own corner then his line North two hundred and fifty pole to a pine Jn. Bradfords corner then west to a gum on a branch then to P. Bradfords spring branch a red oak then down the spring brach to a gum at the creek then up the creek as it meanders to the beginning containing in the whole four hundred acres be the same more or less. To have and to hold the aforesaid granted and bargained premises with all and singular the rights benefits privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining thereto unto sd. Philemon Bradford Junr. his heirs and assigns forever and the sd. Thomas Bradford for himself and his heirs and assigns hereby warrant and will forever defend as good the right and title to the sd. land and premises unto the sd. Philemon Bradford Junr. his heirs etc. and as is held or obtained under the state of North Carolina for lands granted since the declaration of Independence. In testimony whereof the sd. Thomas Bradford hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written. Thomas Bradford. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Reuben Searey, A. Searey, Sherwood Harry. Granville County May Court 1781. Thomas Bradford acknowledged the deed to be his act and deed which was ordered to be registered.


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