Monday, March 4, 2013

Amanuensis Monday: Hosea Tapley to Arthur Harris Deed

"Tapley
to
Harris

This Indenture made the tenth Day of April 1743 Between Hosea Tapley of Northampton County in N. Carolina of the one Part & Arthur Harris of the sd County of the other Part Witnesseth that the sd Hosea Tapley for & In consideration of the Sum of Two Thousand Pound Current Money to him in Hand paid by the sd Arthur Harris before the ensealing & Delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof he the sd Hosea Tapley doth hereby Acknowledge thereof & of every Part thereof doth full clearly absolutely acquit & discharge the sd Arthur Harris his Heirs Ecrs & Admrs by these Presents & for [?] other good Causes & Considerations him thereunto moving hath granted bargain solo Aliened enfeoffed & confirmed unto the sd Arthur Harris his Heirs Ecrs Adm or assigns & Doth by these Presents bargain sell enfeoff & confirm unto the sd Arthur Harris his Heirs & [?] A Certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing five Hundred acres Lying in Roanoak River in the County afd bounded as followeth [?] Beginning at a Birch in Hicory Island yn to Wyches line, along the sd Line to a Hicory a corner in the Patent yn along the sd Line to a Hicory a fore & afs Tree of the Patent Line a corner of Edward Jacksons at the side of a branch, yn Down the Wares Course of the sd branch to a Sycamore n along a Line of marked Trees to a Creek of the River y up & across the Creek to a Poplar in Gillams Island another corner of Jacksons Lands yn along his line to the Patent Line the other corner of Jacksons Land yn along the Patent Line to the River, to another Oak & Mulberry standing on the Bank of the sd S River yn up the various windings of the River to the Beginning it being Part of a Greater Dividend of Land granted to Hinshe Gillum for six Hundred acres of Land with all wood waters Reversion & Reversions Remainder & Remainders yn of every part thereof & all the Estate right & Title thereunto To have & to hold the sd five Hundred acres of Land be the same more or Less it being all ye Land the sd Hosea Tapley holds in the afd Tract or Part & all singular other the Premises herein before Mentioned & entered to be hereby Granted with his & every of his appurtenances unto the sd Arthur Harris his Heirs & Assigns forever & the sd Hosea Tapley for himself his Heirs Ecrs & Admrs doth covenant & grant to & with the sd Arthur Harris his Heirs Ecrs & Admrs that he the sd Hosea Tapley at & before the ensealing &  Delivery of these Presents is & Stands Lawfully seized of & in the above Demised Premises of a pure & perfect Estate of Inheritance on fee simple & hath good right & full power & Lawful Authority to grant sell & convey the same & that the sd Land & Premises is free & clear from all other gifts grants Titles Dowers Rents & from all Manner of Incumbrances whatsoever that hath or may Claim any rights or title [?] unto the sd Hosea Tapley doth further oblige himself his Heirs & [?] [?] to the sd Arthur Harris his Heirs [?] [?] the sd Hosea Tapley [?] [?] any other Deed or Instrument [?] Writing for the better surety of the above [?] Premises.  As by the sd Arthur Harris his Heirs Ecrs & Admrs or Assigns or his or their council Learned in the Law shall be Reasonably Devised Avised or Required.  In Witness whereof the sd Hosea Tapley hath hereunto set his hand & seal, the Day & Year above written.
Signed, Sealed & Delivered in Presence of us}
Ben: Smyth Walter Clark Adam Tapley}
Northhampton County JC  May Court 1743
The Preceding Deed from Hosea Tapley to Arthur Harris was Acknowledged in open Court in Due form of Law & on Motion was ord. to be Registered.
{?} {?}Edwards Clerk"

Northampton County (NC) Real Estate Conveyances, 1741-1758, Vols. 1, 2, Microfilm #C.071.40001, p. 75-76.


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