Joseph Whedbee to Thomas Owens
March 17, 1780
100 acres by estimation

To all to whom these presents shall come greeting. Know ye that I Joseph Whedbee of the county Tyrrell and state of North Carolina for an in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds current money of the state to me in hand paid by Thomas Owens of the county and state aforesaid the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge and thereof exonerate acquit and discharge the said Thomas Owens his heirs executors and administrators forever by these presents have given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoff released conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do for me my heirs executors administrators forever fully freely clearly and absolutely give grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release convey and confirm assign transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Owens his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county aforesaid on the east side of Great Alligator River bounded as follows.

Beginning at a pine at the Stomping Place thence running ten degrees west of south to a yellow oak and from thence agreeable to the rest of the patent, containing by estimation one hundred acres.

To have and to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of land with all and singular the rights privileges commodities hereditaments appurtenances and appendants thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said Joseph Whedbee his heirs and assigns forever, in as full and ample manner to all intents and purposes as the most learned in the law can devise free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged from all manner of former or other gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages dowries judgments executions and incumbrances whatsoever, furthermore I the said Joseph Whedbee do for myself my heirs executors administrators and assign forever do covenant promise and grant to and the said Thomas Owens his heirs assigns forever shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by force of these present lawfully peaceably and quietly have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the aforesaid bargained premises with the appurtenances free and clear from the lawful claim and demands of all and every other person or persons whatsoever unto him the said Thomas Owens his heirs and assigns shall and warrant secure maintain and forever defend by these presents.

In witness whereof I the said Joseph Whedbee have hereunto set my had and seal the seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord 1780.

Joseph Whedbee

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
Joseph Wyatt
John Hoskins

Remarks: Tyrrell County, Deed Book 9, page 133


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