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Dickerson to Christmas


Warren County North Carolina deed 2 p. 275

This Indenture made this 8th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight by between William Dickerson of the county of Bute in the province of North Carolina of one part, and Thomas Christmas Jr., son of Thomas Christmas, deceased, of the other part.  Witnessed that the said William Dickerson for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds current money of Virginia in hand paid by Thomas Christmas at or before the ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the said William Dickerson he the said Thomas Christmas doth hereby acquitted and discharge have granted, bargained and sold released and confirmed and by these presents do fully and absolutely grant, bargain, release and confirm unto the said Thomas Christmas, son of Thomas, as aforesaid his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Bute as aforesaid and on the north side of Thomas Moore's Creek containing by estimation four hundred and forty acres be the same more or less being the remaining part of a tract of six hundred and eighty acres of land granted to the said William Dickerson from Earl Granville bearing date the 6th day of February 1762 after taking two hundred and forty acres having formerly deed to William Moore beginning on the said creek from William Moore’s lying and adjoining of the upper end of the said tract running north to the corner of thence east to corner of thence south to include all the land the said Moore leaves out on both sides the said creek thence up the Creek to the first station with all the houses, buildings thereon and all his right title, interest and claimed in and to the said premises and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and every part and parcel thereof and with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, to have been to hold the said tract of land with all profits, privileges, herediments and appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said Thomas Christmas as aforesaid his heirs and assigns forever they paying interest into for the same and the said William Dickerson for himself his heirs and assigns doth covenant and agreed to and with the said Thomas Christmas that the above granted premises are free and clear of all manner of encumbrances whatsoever to the said William Dickerson have an indisputable estate of inheritance in fee simple to the said premises have power and authority to sell and dispose of the same and the said William Dickerson his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant secure and forever defend of the same to the said Thomas Christmas his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claim demand of any person or persons whatsoever and shall and will at any time hereafter on the reasonable request of him the said Christmas make and executed a conveyance in the law to better confirm and secure making the said premises to said Christmas his heirs and assigns as shall be advised and required in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.

William Dickerson (seal)

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of

William Moore

John Christmas

North Carolina Bute County August court 1769

William Dickerson that knowledge this deed to Thomas Christmas son of Thomas Christmas, deceased, and on motion of John Christmas the same is ordered to be registered.

Test: Benjamin McCullock C. C.

The foregoing deed from William Dickerson to Thomas Christmas having been acknowledged in Bute Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions and ordered to be registered the same is truly registered this 2nd day of January 1770

by William Johnson, public registrar.


Contributed by Ginger Christmas-Beattie

[Out of respect of the Ethnic heritage of the Slaves I have listed them as Negro or Slave where the records do not capitalize the words.]

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