Wayne County, North Carolina
Record of Deeds
1785 - 1787
State of North Carolina No. 166
To all to whom these Presents shall come Greetings Know ye that we for and in Consideration of the sum of Ten Pounds for every Hundred Acres hereby Granted paid into our Treasury by William Reaves have Given and Granted and by these Presents do Give and Grant unto the said William Reaves a tract of Land containing one Hundred Acres lying and being in our County of Wayne on the South side of Brookses Swamp Beginning at a pine his own corner near the Swamp and runs with his line South one hundred and twenty five pole to a pine the other corner near Hayes(?) branch then North sixty five West two Hundred and forty Pole to a Stake then North twenty four pole to a white Oak his own corner then with his line East to the Beginning as by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear Together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, Hereditaments, and Appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining . To Hold to the said William Reaves his Heirs and Assigns forever. Yielding and paying to use such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time direct Provided always That the said William Reaves shall cause this Grant to be Registered in the Register's office of our said County of Wayne within Twelve Months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect. In Testimony Whereof We have caused these our Letters to be made Patent, and our Great Seal to be Herewith affixed. Witness Richard Caswell Esquire, our Governor, Captain General and Commander in chief at Kinston the Twenty seventh day of October in the Eleventh year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord one Thousand and seven hundred and eighty six.
Recorded 6th Day August 1787