John Hooker

State of North Carolina
---------------------- No. 148
October 29, 1782
110 acres on east side of Alligator River and north side of Milltail Creek

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 John Hooker, have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said John Hooker a tract of land containing one hundred and ten acres, lying and being in our county of Tyrrell on the east side of Alligator River, and north side of Miltail Creek.

Beginning at a sweet gum on the laurel branch, Joseph Brown's corner tree, running east eighty four pole, then south ten degrees west two hundred and ten pole then west eighty four pole to a white oak Joseph Brown's other corner tree, then along his line north ten degrees east two hundred and ten 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 John Hooker his heir's and assigns 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 John Hooker, 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 these our letters to be made patent, and our great seal to be hereunto affixed.

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

By his Excelly's Comd.
J. Glasgow, Sec.

Regd. The 16th day Nov. 1783
By J. Phelps, Regr.

Remarks: Tyrrell County Deed Book 8, page 217, 218


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