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Pamlico County Deed
Submitted by Donita Hamilton

Craven County, North Carolina
Deed:  Leavin Whealton to John Tillman
14 February 1778
Book 23; pgs 323 and 324

This indenture made this fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight.  Between Leavin Whealton of the county of Craven and the state of North Carolina of the one part and John Tillman of the county and state aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Leavin Whealton for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty Pounds to him in hand paid by the said John Tillman the receipt whereof the said Leaven Whealton doth hereby acknowledge he the said Leavin Whealton hath granted, bargained  and sold unto the said John Tillman and by these presents doth grant, bar gin and sell alien(?) and confirm unto the said John Tillman, his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Craven on the South Side Bay River.  Beginning at a pine in the lower side of the Yopon Hammock and running up Bay River with the courses of the patent to a small creek above the Great Hammock then along a line of marked trees across Davises Island to the back line near the head of a creek that makes out of Binnon Bay  then with the line of the patent to the beginning containing One Hundred Acres on Davises Island bearing Date 20th April 1745(?)  To have and to hold the said land and premises above mentioned with all the appurtenances (?) there unto belonging to him, the said John Tillman his heirs and assigns forever and the said Leavin Whealton his heirs, executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said John Tillman that the said John Tillman his heirs, executor, administrators and assigns shall and may forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold occupy possess and enjoy the above grants, lands and premises free and clear from all manor of encumbrances whatsoever and the said Leavin Whealton his heirs, executors and administrators the said land and premises with warrant and forever defend unto the said John Tillman his heirs and assigns forever against he claim of all and every person or personís whatsoever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seals the day and year first above written.
    /s/ Leavin  [his x mark]  Whealton    (seal)

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
    Francis Dolaman
    Charles Williams

March Craven County Court 1779
    Then was the a foregoing deed proved in open court by the oath of Francis Dolaman one of the subscribing witnesses there to agreeable to law and ordered to be registered.
    Test Chas Neak (?)  C.C.

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