Duplin County, NC
8 Nov 1763
Deed Book 1, pg. 359-360
Jane Reaves for 200 acres.
To all to whom these presents shall Come Greeting Know ye that I William Richeson of Duplin County in North Carolina for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty pounds to me in hand paid before the ensealing and Delivery hereof Well and truly paid by the said Jane Reaves of the County and Province aforesaid, and myself therewith fully satisfied Contended and paid and of every part and parcel thereof do hereby Exonerate acquit an discharge the said Jane Reaves her heirs Executors Administrators or assigns forever and by these presents do truly fully and also lately give grant sell Confirm Convey and set over unto the said Jane Reaves her heirs & Executors administrators or assigns forever One messuage tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in Duplin County in the Province of North Carolina on John Youngs Path.
BEGINNING AT A PINE BY the Side of the Path, Running thence No 46 Et 31 chains to a pine thence No 44 west 64 chains and 25 links to a pine thence So 4 West 31 Chains to a pine thence So 48 Et 64 chains to the first Station It being the land and Plantation the said Jane Reaves Now lives On
CONTAINING TWO HUNDRED ACRES of land be the same more or less as By the Patton being had may more fully appear which Patton for the said land was Granted to Patrick Stewart by Patton dated the 29th day of September Seventeen hundred and fifty 1750, To Have and to Hold the said Granted and Bargained premises with appurtenances thereunto belonging or in ways appertaining to her the said Jane Reaves her heirs Executors administrators and assigns forever to her and their only proper use benefit and behoof forever. I the said William Richeson for me myself m,y heirs Executors Administrators assigns doe (sic) Covenant promise and Grant to and with the said Jane Reaves her heirs and assigns before ensealing hereof that I am the true and sale and lawfull Owner at the above bargained premises with the same in mine Own proper Right by Vertue of a deed of sale from James Smith as a good and perfect Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple Have in myself good right full power and lawfull authority to give grant bargain sell and set over the said bargained premises in manner as above said and that the said Jane Reaves her Heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by force and Vertue of these presents peaceably and Quietly enjoy the said bargained premises as above said and that the sd William Richeson do forever Covenant and agree with the said Jane Reaves her assigns that the said land is free and Clear incumbrances Except the yearly Rents of four shillings proclamation money of each hundred acres which is payable to his majesty his heirs or successors.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of November One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty three 1763.
Sigd sealed and delivered
In the presence of his
Archabold Bell § William W Ritcheson
William Pierce § mark