Ann Whedbee to William Smith
July 7, 1740
75 Acres by estimate

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come greeting. Know ye that I Ann Whdbee of his majesties province of North Carolina and in the county of Tyrrell and for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds lawful money of North Carolina to me in hand before the ensealing here of will find truly paid by William Smith planter of the above said province county the right where of I do acknowledge and myself thereof fully satisfied and contented and thereof and every part and parcel thereof do exonerate acquit and discharge the said William Smith his heirs executors administrators forever by these presents have given granted bargained sold alien convey and confirmed and by these presents do freely fully and absolutely give grant bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto him the said William Smith his heirs and assigns for ever one messuage or tract of land situate lying on the north side of Alligator Creek in the county aforesaid and being ye half of the land which ye widow Combs now hold of that that was George Whidbee's containing by estimation seventy five acres be it more or less to have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises with all the appurtenances privileges and commodities to the same belonging to him the said William Smith his heirs and assigns forever to his and there only proper use benefit and behalf forever. I the said Ann Whidbee for me my heirs executors administrators do convent promise and grant to and with the said William Smith his heirs and assigns that before ye ensealing here of I am ye true sole and lawful owner of ye above bargained premises and am lawfully seized and possessed of that same in mine own proper right as a good perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple and have in myself good right full power and lawful authority to grant bargain sell convey and confirm ye said bargain premises in manner as above and that ye said William Smith his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by for and verture of these presents lawfully peaceably and quietly have hold use occupy posses and enjoy the said premises and bargained premises with the appurtenances free and clear and free and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharge of from and all manner of aforementioned or other gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages wills initials jointers dowery judgments executions incumbrances and extents further more I the said Ann Whidbee for myself my heirs executor administrators do convent and engage the above described premises to him the said William Smith his heirs and assigns against ye lawful claims or demands or any person or persons what so ever for ever here after to warrant sure and defend in witness where of I have hereunto set my had and seal this 7 day of July in ye year of Our Lord 1740. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us.

Edward Dorrell
Mary Dorrell
Benjamin Bedgood

Ann Whidbee

Remarks: Tyrrell County, Deed Book 1, page 158, 159, 160


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