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C.Griffin, THE HISTORY OF OLD TRYON AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES,
1730-1936, Miller, Asheville, NC, 1937
C. Griffin, HISTORY OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, 1937-51, Inland,
Asheville, NC, 1952
DEEDS & LAND RECORDS
1669-1729; Land transfers were from the
proprietary, colonial or state government to a private owner, from one
of the eight proprietors of Carolina.
Lord Granville Index, Land Grant Office,
NC Secretary of State, New Legislative Bldg., Raleigh NC.
1729-1776 Land granted by the Crown Colony
of NC and the agents of Lord Granville, a proprietor who refused to sell
to the Crown.
See Lord Granville Index, Land Grant Office, NC Secretary
of State, New Legislative Bldg., Raleigh NC.
In 1663 state land surveyed in indiscriminate metes and
bounds, amended in 1665. Divided among eight proprietors all lands between
29 degrees and 36 degrees 30' with the latter being the NC-Va. line. George
II bought seven of the eight shares in 1729 which resulted in the colony
becoming a royal colony. This included North Carolina, South Carolina and
later in 1732, Georgia. The Lord Cateret owned the eighth share. He later
became the Earl of Granville. The northern boundary of the Granville District
was laid off using the present Va. line, and the southern boundary was
the present counties of Rowan-Davidson-Randolph east to the ocean. This
area became known as the Granville District. Lord Granville could only
grant lands and collect quitrent. He did not have the right to govern.
1778-present Land granted by the state.
Process involved the individual made an application or land entry to a
land office for a property. The Land Office issued a warrant for the land,
the warrant was the application for a surveyor to survey and describe the
land. The surveyor survey and drew a plat or map of the land. Copies were
sent to the land officer. Land Officers were: Secretary of State (1669-1776),
Granville's agents for the Granville district (1729-1776), or the County
Entry Taker (1778-present).
After 1777, the new owner registered with
the Register of Deeds in the county.
Master Card File Index to NC Land Grants
This is a Master Card File Index to NC Land Grants found
in the Land Grant Office, Secretary of State, New Legislative Bldg., Raleigh,
NC, 27603. Some of the Granville Grants are also recorded here.
Index arranged by first letter of the surname, then under
that letter, alphabetically by county. Also you might check the No County
Name Given Index. The file number on the index card will be to a folder
containing the warrant and the surveyors's plat.
SHIP & PASSENGER LISTS
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