Granville County, North Carolina
Deed Book H, Page 120
10 Aug 1766
Malleky Reaves of the Province of North Carolina of the one part and and (sic) in the County of Granville and Robert Hicks in the County and Province aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that whereas he the said Maliciah Reaves for and in Consideration of the sum of Seventeen Pounds ten Shillings proclamation (sic) Money to him in Hand paid by the said Robert Hicks at or before the Sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he the said Malichy Reves doth hereby Acknowledge hath granted Bargained and sold alliened (sic) Enfeofed released and Confirmed and by these presenc (?) doth Doth (sic) lgrant bargain and sell allien Enfeoff release and Confirm unto the said Robert Hicks his heirs and Assigns for ever all that Tract or parcel of Land Situated in the County of Granville in the province afoursaid (sic) Containing by Estimation one hundred Achres (sic) More or less and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at a white oak in Robert Hicks his line running a westerly course 263 poles to a red Oak nere the Creek 30 yards below Hicks his cart road thence N 90 pole to a hicory Thence 250 pole E to a white oak corner tree thence S 51 pole to the Beginning and also the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents and Services and also all the Estate Right title (sic) Interest Claims and demands Whatsoever of him the said Malliciah Reaves of in and to the said premises and of in and to every part and parcel thereof To have and to hold the said Tract or parcel of Land and premises above Mentioned with the appurtenances unto the said Robert Hicks his heirs and Assigns to the only Proper use and behoof of him the said Robert Hicks his heirs and Assigns For ever and the said Mallechy Reeves for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators doth Covenant & Grant to and with the said Robert Hicks his heirs and assigns that he the said Malichy Reves and his heirs and Assigns the said Tract or parcel of Land and premises against him and his heirs and against all and every other person and Persons whatsoever shall and will Warrant and for ever defend by these presents IN WITNESS whereof the said Malichy Reves hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above Wrighten (sic)
Signed Sealed & Delivered } Malelchy Reeves (Seal)
In Presence of }
Abigail Hicks, Lucretia Hicks
Granville County Ss. August Court 1766
This Deed was duly proved in open Court by the Oath of Abigail Hicks a Subscribing Witness thereto & on Motion it was Ordered to be Registereed - Teste
Saml. Benton C.C.
Saml Benton P.R.
Malachi Reeves in 1766 in which he was selling his property in Granville County appears to be in anticipation of following his father James Reeves to the area of Rowan County which within a few years became Guilford.