Darby Phelps to Joshua Alexander
June 21, 1743
100 acres, Stumpy Point

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come greeting. Know ye that I Darby Phelps of North Carolina in the county of Tyrrell planter for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds lawful money of this province aforesaid before the ensealing hereof will and truly paid by Joshua Alexander of the county aforesaid the recipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself fully and contented thereof and of every part and parcel thereof do exonerate and discharge the said Joshua Alexander him his heirs executor administrators and assigns forever and by these presents have given granted sold alienated conveyed and confirm and by these presents do freely and fully and absolutely give grant and sell alien convey and confirm unto Joshua Alexander him his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres of land situate and lying on the south side of Albemarle sound in alligator at a place called stumpi point which said land formerly belonged to Richard Whidbey and left by will to this said Phelps and the courses beginning at the castle branch south along the sound side to a marked cherry tree south back to the head of the line to the first station and adjoining the plantation of Mr. Thomas Bests and separate from other land by a line of marked trees on the other side of said land to make out one hundred acres of land. To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises with all the appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said Joshua Alexander him his heirs executors administrators to them and theirs only proper use and benefit and behoof forever and I the said Darby Phelps as for me myself my heirs executors administrator do covenant and grant to and with the said Joseph Alexander to him and his heirs and assigns yet before the ensealing hereof I am the true sole and lawful owner of the above bargained premises and am lawfully seized and possessed of the same in mine own proper right as a good perfect absolute estate of inheritance in fee and simple intrust and having my self good right full power and lawful authority to grant bargain sell and convey and confirm the said bargained premises of aforesaid and that said Joshua Alexander his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times forever by virtue of these presents may lawfully peaceably and quietly have hold occupy possess and enjoy the said demised premises in manner as above said with the appurtenances free and clear and freely and clearly I do hereby exonerate acquit and discharge the said Joshua Alexander his heirs and assigns forever from all other mortgage with intails jointure dowery judgments executions incumbrances or trouble whatsoever and I the Darby Phelps for me myself my heirs executor administrators and assigns do covenant and ingage the above demised and bargained to him the said Joshua Alexander his heirs and assigns forever to warrant and for ever defend the said demised and bargained from the claim or claims of an person or persons whatsoever and I the said Darby Phelps has hereunto set my hand and placed my seal this 21 day of June 1743 Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and forty three.

Darby Phelps

Signed sealed and delivered in the presets of us
William Jennett
Joshua Alexander

Remarks: Tyrrell County, Deed Book 1, page 233


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