John Hooker

State of North Carolina
---------------------- No. 354
August 18, 1783
150 acres on east side of Great Alligator River on 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 fifty acres, lying and being in our county of Tyrrell on the east side of Great Alligator River, on Miltail Creek.

Beginning at a pine in his own line then south twenty five degrees east forty poles to a pine, then north sixty five degrees east two hundred and ninety three poles to a pine, then north twenty five degrees west one hundred and sixty poles, then south sixty five degrees west one hundred and three poles to his own line, then south twenty five degrees east one hundred and twenty poles along his own line, the south sixty five degrees west one hundred and ninety poles 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 Danbury the eighteenth day of August in the eight year of our independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three.

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 313, 314


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