Granville County, North Carolina
Deed Book F, Page 428
7 Nov 1763
James Rives (sic Reeves) of the County of Granville in the province of North Carolina Grantor of the one Part & Malachy Reeves Junr of the County & province aforesd of the other part WITNESSETH that the sd. James Reeves and Milicent Reeves his wife doth hereby acknowledge hath Granted given & aliened Enfeoffed Released and Confirmed & by these presents doth Grant give & alien Enfeoff Release & Confirm unto the sd. Malachy Reeves His heirs & assigns for ever all that seat (sic ?) tract or parcel of Land situate lying & being in the sd. County of Granville on both sides of Fishing Creek beging (sic) at white oak on the north side of Fishing Creek Running south 160 pole to a black oak thence W 190 pole to a red Oake thence N 170 pole to a hickory thence E 120 pole to the first Station Containing by Estimation Two hundred acres more or less also the Reversion & Reversions Remainder & Remainders Rents & services thereof also all the Estate right Title Interest Property Claim & Demand whatsoever of him the sd. James Reeves of in & to the sd. tract or parcel of Land of in & to every part & Parcel thereof TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the sd. seat tract or parcel of Land & Premises unto the sd. Malachy Reeves his heirs & assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of him the sd. Malachy Reeves his heirs & assigns for ever & the sd. James Reeves for himself his heirs Exrs. and Admrs. doth covenant and grant to & with the sd. Malachy Reeves his heirs & assigns that the sd. James Reeves his heirs & assigns the sd. Tract or Parcel of Land & premises against him & his heirs & against all & every other Person & Persons Whatsoever shall & Will Warrant & forever Defend by these presents IN WITNESS where of the sd. James Reeves hath hereunto set his hand and fixed his seal the Day & year above Wrighen (sic written?) -
Seald Signd & Deliverd James Reeves (Seal)
In Presents of us } Granville County — Novembr Court 1763 ~
Robert Hicks } This Deed was proved by the Oath of Robert Hicks one
Nathaniel Perry } of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto & on motion it was
ordered to be Registered - Test Dan Weldon - C.C.
Truly Registered — Saml Benton --- Regr
James Reeves' son Malachi, not the older Malachi Reeves, James' brother.
The deed is one of several executed by James in the early 1760s in which he was apparently selling his property in Granville County prior to his removal to the area of Rowan County which within a few years became Guilford.