State of North Carolina, No 98 To all whom these presents shall come, Greeting. Know Ye That We, for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty shillings for every Hundred Acres hereby Granted, paid into our Treasury by John Carruth have Given and Granted, and by these presents do Give and Grant unto the said John Carruth a Tract of Land containing Two hundred Acres, lying and being in our County of Lincoln On the waters of the such fork of Baffalow joining Andrew Hezliss land Beginning at a black Oak Hezliss corner and running with his line South fifty eight West Two hundred poles to a black oak thence South thirty two East one hundred sixty poles to a post oak thence North fifty eight East two hundred poles to a stake thence North thirty two West one hundred sixty poles to the Beginning As by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear: together will all woods, water, mines, minerals, hereditaments, and appurtenances, to the said Land belonging or Appertaining: To HOLD to the Said John Carruth his heirs and assigns for ever: Yielding and paying to Us such sums of money, yearly, or otherwise, as our General Assembly from time to time may direct. Provided always, That the said John Carruth shall cause this Grant to be registered to the Register’s Office of our said county of Lincoln within twelve months from the date hereof, otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect.
This Indenture made the Twenty Sixth Day of Jany. in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty four Between John Curry of the State of North Carolina and County of Lincoln of the One part and John Falls of the State and County aforesaid of the Other Part. Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred Fifty Pounds Hard money in hand paid unto the Said John Curry by the said John Falls at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt where of he the said John Curry doth hereby Acknowledge and there of doth acquit and discharge the said John Falls By these presents he the said John Curry Hath Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Enfeoffed Conveyed and Confirmed and by they presents doth Grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff Convey and Confirm Unto the said John Falls and to his Heirs and assigns forever a Certain Tract or Plantation of land Containing Three Hundred acres Lying and being in the County of Lincoln and State of North Carolina on both sides of Kings Creek near the head and bounded as follows viz. Beginning at a White Oak Thence No. 50′ Et. 220 poles to an Ash Thence So. 40′ Et. 220 poles to a Small Gum Thence So. 50′ Wt. 220 poles to a Stake Thence No. 40″ Wt. 220 poles to the Beginning Originally Granted to James Fanning by a Patent bearing date the 26 of Sept. 1766 and by James Fanning his Son and Heir at Law Conveyed to John Curry by Deed of Conveyance Dated 19th of Jany. 1780 as of Record &c. All Houses buildings Orchards Ways Waters Water courses profits Commodities Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Lands and premises hereby granted belonging or in anywise Appertaining and the Reversions & Reversion Remainder & Remainders Rents Issues and profits there of and all the Estate Right Title Interest property Claim and Demands whatsoever of him the sd. John Curry of in and to the said Land and premises and all Dependencies & [ ] Touching or anywise concerning the same To have and to Hold the Land & hereby Conveyed and all and Singular other the premises hereby bargained and Sold with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John Falls his Heirs and assigns To the only proper use and behoof of the said John Falls his heir and assigns for ever and the said John Curry for himself his heirs Executor & Administer doth Covenant promise and agree to and with the said John Falls his heirs and assigns by these presents that he the sd. John Curry now at the time of Sealing and delivering these presents is Seized of a good sure perfect and Indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in Feesimple of in and to the premises hereby bargained and Sold and that he hath Good power and Lawful and Absolute Authority to Grant & Convey the same to the said John Falls in a manner and form Aforesaid and that the sd. Premises now are and forever hereafter shall remain and be free and Clear of and from Incumbrances whatsoever (Land Tax Excepted) and that the said John Curry and his heirs all and Singular the premises hereby bargained and Sold with the appurtenances unto the said John Falls his Heirs and Assigns Against him the said John Curry and his Heirs and all and Every other person and persons whatsoever Shall warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness where of the sd. John Curry hath hereunto Set his hand and seal the day and year first above written Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of Thomas Ferguson Gilbrath Dickson John Wilson NB The word & in Feesimple interlined before Sealing & Delivering