Thomas Owens

State of North Carolina
---------------------- No. 279
August 18, 1783
34 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, heave given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Thomas Owens a tract of land containing thirty four acres, lying and being in our county of Tyrrell on the east side of the Alligator River, to the southward of Joseph Whidbey survey.

Beginning at a white oak, Owens corner running north fifty five degrees west forty poles to a gum, then north forty five degrees west seventy poles to a holly, then north sixty five degrees west, sixty poles, to a pine, then north eighty degrees west one hundred poles to a pine, then north ten degrees east thirty poles to a gum, then south seventy degrees east one hundred poles joining the branch, then south sixty degrees east sixty poles, then south forty five degrees east seventy poles, then south fifty degrees east forty poles to an oak in the branch, then to the first station, as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear; together with all wood 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 309,310,311


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