Tuesday, March 13, 2012

1774 - Valentine Braswell

This Indenture made this Eleventh day of May in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred & Seventy four Between James Brantley & Hester his Wife & Valentine Braswell all of the County of Chatham & Province of North Carolina Witnesseth that the said James Brantley for & in consideration of the sum of Forty five pounds proc money to him in hand paid at or before the Ensealing & Delivery of these presents by the said Valentine Braswell the Receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge & thereof he dother by these presents Acquite & Exonerate the said James Brantley his Executors adms & assigns hath given granted & Bargained & aliend sold enfeoffed and Confirmed unto the said Valentine Braswell his Heirs & Assigns forever a Certain tract of Land Containing by Estimation fifty Acres be the same more or less situate Lying & being in Precinct of Chatham County on North side Deep River about Six miles above the fork of sd River Beginning at a Hicory on the River No. 45 East 27/4 (?) Chains to a pine thence No. 45 West 45 Chains on the uper Creek thence down the various course of the Creek to the River thence down the River to the first station together with all Woods Waters mines & minerals Hereditimt & appurtaining in as full and ample a manner as the same was Granted unto said James Brantley to have and to hold the said fifty acres of Land & all Singular the other Premises Hereby Granted Bargained and sold to said Valintine Braswell his Heirs & assigns Forever the said James Brantley for himself his Heirs and assigns the said tract Land & all other of the Premises Hereby before Granted Bargained & Sold with appurtinances & that free & Clear of all Incumbrances Whatsoever unto the said Vall-Braswell & his Heirs & assigns forever against him the said James Brantley & Hester his wife & against all other persons Whatsoever & shall well & truely Warrant & Defend by these presents In witness whereof the said James Brantley and Hester his Wife hath to these Presents sett their Hands & Seals the day and year above Written
Signed Sealed & Delivered} James Brantley {Seal}
in presence of us}
Mial Scurlock}
William Dillard {Seal}

(Chatham Co., NC DB A Pg 214-215)