1786 - North Carolina Grant to John Reaves
Wayne County, North Carolina
Record of Deeds
1785 - 1787
State of North Carolina No. 243
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 John Reaves have Given and Granted and by these Presents do Give and Grant unto the said John 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 in or near Basses line and near his own corner on the Maple Branch runs with or near said line North seventy eight West one hundred pole to a Post Oak then to Basses corner and along his line South three Hundred and ten poles to a pine then East one Hundred and twenty seven pole thence 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 John 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 John 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