Thomas Owens

State of North Carolina
---------------------- No. 277
August 18, 1783
53 Acres east side of Alligator 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 containing fifty three acres, lying and being in our county of Tyrrell on the east side of Alligator River know by the name of the Witch Hazel Ridge.

Beginning at a pine running west one hundred and forty poles to a gum, then south sixty one poles to a gum, then east one hundred and forty poles to a pine, then north sixty one 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 Thomas Owens his heirs 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 Excelley's Comd.
J. Glasgow, Sec.
Reg. The 16 th of Nov. 1783
By J. Phelps

Remarks: Tyrrell County Deed Book 8, page (old 260) now page 307


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