Tuesday, March 13, 2012

1778 - Valentine Jr & Henry Braswell

This Indenture Made on this Twenty third Day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight Between Hector McNeal of the County of Bladen and State of North Carolina of the one part and Valentine Braswell Junior of the county of Chatham and State Aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth That the Said Hector McNeal for and in consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred pounds proc money to him in hand paid by the said Valentine Braswell the Receipt whereof the Said Hector McNeal doth hereby Acknowledge he the said Hector McNeal hath Granted Bargained and Sold alien and Confirm unto the Said Valentine Braswell Jun'r A Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Chatham and State aforesaid Containing Six Hundred and forty acres on the East Side of the North East Branch of the North West River Beginning at a gum at the Mouth of Duck Creek in the upper corner of the Land formerly McLaughlins (now Bohannons) at the Fork of Said River and Runs East 72 Chains to a Pine then No. 80 Chains to a pine then West 88 Chains to a Stake nigh a Mark'd White oak then Along the said Branch to the first Station Including the Houses and plantation Land and other Improvments and also all profits Commodities advantages Herditiments ways Waters and Appurtenances whatsoever to the aforesaid Tract or parcel of Land and plantation Belonging or in any wise appertaining and Also the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents and Services of the Said premises of every part thereof To have and to hold to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Valentine Braswell Junior his Heirs and assigns forever and the Said Hector McNeal for him and his Heirs the said Tract or parcel of Land and all manner of Improvments and every part thereof Against him and his Heirs and Against all and every person whatsoever to the Said Valantine Braswell Shall & will warrant and forever Defend In Witness wherof the Said Hector Mc Neal hath hereunto Set his hand and affixed his Seal the day and year first above Written
Signed Sealed and Delivered}
In presence of ~ Hector his + mark McNeal {Seal}
Henry Braswell
Arch.d McEachran

Chatham August Court 1778 proved by Henry Braswell
and ordered to be Registd. Mial Scurlock Clk Ct

(Chatham Co., NC DB B Pg 181)