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.
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