Tuesday, May 18, 2010

* Henry Braswell, Cumberland Co., NC 1767

John Stephens

Andrew Shepherd

(Page 152) This Indenture Made this 22d day of September in the year of Our Lord 1767, Between John Stevens of the County of Anson & Province of North Carolina Planter of the one part & Andrew Shepherd of the County of Cumberland & Province aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that the said John Stevens for & in consideration of the sum of 25 pounds Proclamation Money to him in hand paid before the ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge & himself therewith fully satisfied contented & paid hath given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed conveyed and confirmed unto the said Andrew Shepherd one certain tract or parcel of land containing 150 acres lying & being in the County of Cumberland in the Province aforesaid on Fall Creek Beginning at a White Oak on the south East side of said Creek reputed the Earl Granvills line thence running South 31 chains & 63 links to a stake between a White Oak & a Pine thence West 31 chains & 63 links to a stake by a Red Oak thence North 31 chains & 63 links to the Earls line then with it to the beginning. To have and to hold the above bargained premises with every part & parcel thereof to him the said Andrew Shepherd his heirs & assigns forever & I the said John Stevens at the time of ensealing & delivery hereof am lawfully possessed of said land with its appurtenances in fee simple & in myself good right lawful authority & full power to sell & dispose of the said land improvements orchards & all & singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging in manner as aforesaid the same being freely acquitted exonherated & discharged of all manner of former gifts grants bargains sales leases & all manner of encumbrances whatsoever & I the said John Stevens for myself my Heirs executors & administrators do covenant & agree to warrant & defend the said land unto the said Andrew Shepherd together with all improvements houses orchards & all & singular the premises with the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto him the said Andrew Shepherd his heirs & assigns forever against the lawful claims & demands of him the said John Stevens or any other person or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim from by or under him the said John Stevens. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first above written
Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of} John Stevens {Seal}
Thomas Tucker} North Carolina Cumberland County
Henry his T mark Braswell} November Court 1767
Then was the Execution of this deed in open Court in due form of Law proved by the Oath of Thomas Tucker and Ordered (Page 153) to be Recorded
Thomas Rutherford C.C.

(Cumberland Co., NC Book 3 Page 152-153)