Thomas Owens

State of North Carolina
---------------------- No. 278
August 18, 1783
25 acres

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 treasure 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 twenty five acres, lying and being in our county of Tyrrell.

Beginning at a pine, his own corner, running south eighty degrees east thirty poles to a bay tree, then north forty poles to a pine, then north fifty degrees west forty poles to a gum, then west twenty poles, then south ten degrees west seventy poles to a laurel, then south eighty degrees east eighteen poles, to his own line, then thirty 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 here of, 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 308, 309


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