State of North Carolina to Benjamin Cowell
---------------------- No. 161
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME GREETING:
Know ye, that we, for and in Consideration of the sum of Fifty Shillings
for every hundred acres, hereby granted, Paid into Our Treasury by Benjamin
Cowell, have given and Granted and by these presents do give and
grant unto the said Benjamin Cowell a Tract of Land containing
Three Hundred and Sixty Acres, lying and Being In Our Country of Tyrrell
on the East Side of Great Alligator River.
BEGINNING at a Black Gum on the North East Corner of the Beach Rige,
then running South Ten Degrees West Two Hundred and forty Pole then
North Seventy Degrees West Two Hundred and forty Pole, then North Ten
degrees East Two Hundred and Forty Pole, Down the river, then South
Seventy Degrees East Two Hundred and forty Pole to the first Station, As
by the Plat hereunto annexed Doth appear; Together with all woods,
Waters, Mines, Minerals, Hereditaments, and Appurtenances, to the Said
Land Belonging or Appertaining.
TO HOLD TO THE SAID Benjamin Cowell, His heirs and assign
forever. Yielding 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 Benjamin Cowell shall Cause this
grant to be registered in the registers Office of Our said County of
Tyrrell, Within Twelve months from the date hereof, otherwise the Same
Shall be void and of no Effect.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, we have Caused our Great Seal to be hereunto
Witness Alexander Martin, Esquire, Our Governor Captain General
and Commander in Chief at Fairfield the twenty Ninth day of October in
the Seventh year of our Independence and in the year of Our Lord, One
thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Two.
Alex. Martin & a seal
By His Excelly’s Comd.
J. Glasgow, Sec
Registered the 8th day of August, 1783
By J. Phelps, Register
Tyrrell County Deed Book 8, page 177-178
State Grant No. 161
Easily read, typed copy in Deed Book 8 at Court House.
1 pole = 16 ½ ft.
S 10° W 240 poles
N 70° W 240 poles
N 10° E 240 poles (down the river)
S 70° E 240 poles