Warren County North Carolina Deed Book 3 p-245
This Indenture made this day of may in the year of Our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and seventy-one Between John Christmas Sr. of
the one part and John Christmas Jr. of the other part. Witnesseth
that the said John Christmas, Sr. for and in consideration of the
sum of ten pounds current money of Virginia to me in hand paid
before the ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof I do
hereby acknowledge and acquit the said Christmas Jr. of every part
thereof I have bargained, sold, aliened and made over a certain
tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Bute County on
the south side of the Little Creek and bounded as follows, to wit.
Beginning at the mouth of the Planpatch branch and running up the
creek to William Green's line and up that to the spring branch and
up the branch to the head, form thence along a line of marked trees
to the road, thence down the road to Thomas Christmas' corner red
oak sapling, thence down his line to the head of the Planpatch
Branch thence down the said branch to the beginning. Containing two
hundred and fifty acres, more or less, being part of the tract
whereon John Christmas Sr. now lives on with the reversion and
reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits
thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Christmas Jr. his heirs
and assigns forever and the said John Christmas for himself his
heirs, executors and administrators doth covenant, promise and agree
to and with the said Christmas his heirs executors or assigns that
the aforesaid premises are free and clear of all manner of
encumbrances and that the said Christmas Sr. committed done or
suffered shall and lawful may and even hereafter have , hold, use,
occupy, possess and enjoy the same. In witness I have hereunto set
my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
John Christmas [seal]
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of:
Thomas Christmas , Luck Key and Richard Christmas Bute County May
Court 1771 John Christmas acknowledged this deed to John Christmas
Jr. and on motion the same is ordered to be registered.
Test Benjamin McCullock C.C.
The foregoing deed from John Christmas S to John Christmas Jr.
having been acknowledged in Bute Inferior Court of Pleas and
Quarterly Session and ordered to be registered the same is truly
registered this 26th day of July 1771.
By William Johnson P. R.