Tuesday, March 13, 2012

1780 - North Carolina to Valentine Braswell

State of North Carolina No 26?
To all to whome these presents shall come greeting Know Ye That We for and in Consideration of the Sum of fifity Shillings for every hundred Acres hereby Granted paid into Our Treasury by Volentine Brassell Senr. have given and Granted and by these presents do give and Grant unto the Said Volentine Brassell Senr. a Tract of land Containing one hundred and two Acres lying and being in Our County of Chatham on the South Side of Cape Fear Beginning in Henry Brassell's at a red Oak running south Eighty Seven poles to A Black oak thence East one hundred and sixty poles to a red Oak thence North one hundred and forty poles to a post Oak thence West forty four poles to a stake in Henry Brassells line thence south along his line fifty four poles to a Black Oak at his Corner thence West Along his other line one hundred and sixteen poles to the first station as by the plat hereunto Annexed -orth Appear together with all Woods Waters Mines Minerals Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the Said Land belonging or appertaining To hold to the Said Volentine Brassell Senr. his Heirs and assigns forever. -------- and paying to us Such Sums of Money yearly or otherwise as Our General Assembly from Time to Time may Direct Provided Always That the Said Volintine Brassell Snr. Shall Cause this Grant to be Registered in the Register office of Our said County of Chatham within Twelve Months from the date hereof otherwise the same same (sic) shall be Void and of no Effect In Testimony whereof We have Caused Our great Seal to be hereunto affixed Witness Richard Casswell Esquire Our Governor Captain General and Commander in chief at Kingston the Thirty first day of March in the fourth year of Our Independence and in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty
By His Excellency's Command
Wm Sheppard D Sec (?) RD (?) {great seal} Casswell

(Chatham Co., NC DB B Pg 538)

NOTE: Valentine (V) Braswell sold this to Henry Braswell from Wilkes Co., GA in 1783. They are presumed to be brothers as no records survive to prove the relationship.