Thomas Owens

State of North Carolina
---------------------- No. 228
August 18, 1783
100 acres on west side of South River

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 Thomas Owens, have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Thomas Owens a tract of land lying and being in our county of Tyrrell containing one hundred acres, on the west side of South River.

Beginning at a sweet gum in his own line, thence south eighty degrees east sixty poles, to a pine, on the swamp, thence south ten degrees west eight poles, thence south eighty degrees east one hundred and sixty poles, then south ten degrees west sixty poles, then north eighty degrees west two hundred and twenty poles to his own line, then north ten degrees east one hundred and forty poles along his own line 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 Thomas Owens 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 Thomas Owens, 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 312, 313


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