Monday, March 25, 2013

Amanuensis Monday: Tapley to Short Deed


North Carolina

This Indenture made the thirteenth Day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred & forty eight between Hosea Tapley of Northampton County in the said Provence of the one Part and William Short of the said County of NC of the other part Witnesseth {?} the said Hosea Tapley for and In consideration of the Sum of Twenty Five pounds Current Money of Virginia to me in hand paid by the said Wm Short before the ensealing and Delivery hereof the receipt whereof I do hereby Acknowledge and myself Contended and paid have given granted bargained Sold Conveyed and Confirmed and do by these Presents fully Timely and Absolutely give grant bargain Sell Convey and Confirm unto the said William Short his heirs and assigns forever a Certain Tract or parcell of Land Containing Two Hundred acres Lying in the County afd bounded as followeth beginning at a red Oak in Joshua {?} Line thence along the said Line to a pine a Corner of John Richards's Land thence along his Line to a pine a Corner of Arthur Harris's Land thence along his Line to a pine another of his Corner thence along a Line of marked Trees to the first Station being part of a Parcel granted to Thomas Avent for four hundred acres of Land with all woods waters profits {?} and Appendences to the said Land belonging or {?} {?} {?} with the Reversion and Reversions remainder and Remainders {?} {?} and profits thereof & of every part and parcell thereof.  To have and to hold the said Two hundred Acres of Land & Premises hereby granted to the only Sole use bought and behoof of him the said William Short his heirs and assigns forever and The said Hosea Tapley for myself my heirs Excs & admrs do Covenant and agree to and with the said William Short his heirs and assigns that The said Hosea Tapley at the time of the execution hereof and {?} Lawfully {?} of all said Singular the Premises hereby granted as an absolute Estate of {?} {?} {?} fee Simple having {?} full Power and Authority to sell and Dispose of the same as in manner as afd and that the sd Land and Premises is free and Clear of all other Gifts grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages and all other manner of Incumbrances whatsoever and Further that I the said Hosea Tapley my heirs Ecrs and Administrators the said Land & Premises with all and every the Appurtenances unto the said William Short his heirs and Assigns with warrants and forever Defend by these Presents against the Lawfull Claims and manner of all every person or persons whosoever and shall & will at any time hereafter on demand give and account such further and other Conveyance for the better Securing the within granted Premises unto the said William Short his heirs and Assigns as {?} the said William Short his heirs or Assigns or his or their Councel Learned in the Law can be reasonably {?} advised or required.  In Winess whereof I have hereunto put my hand and Seal the day and Year above written.

Signed Sealed in presence of us}
{?} Edwards Thos Barret Wm Hurst}

Hosea Tapley and a Seal
Northampton County {?} February Court {?}

The above written Deed from Hosea Tapley to William Short was proved in open Court by the Oath of Thomas Barret one of the Subscribing Witnesses therto which one Station was ordered to be Registered.

{?} Edwards Clerk{?}"

Northampton County (NC) Real Estate Conveyances, 1741-1758, Vols. 1, 2, Microfilm #C.071.40001, p. 364-365.

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