James Phelps Land Grant Caswell County 1779
State of North
Carolina No. 277
To all that these presents shall come greeting:
Know ye that for and in consideration of the sum of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by James Phelps have given and granted & by these presents do give and grant unto the said James Phelps his heirs and assigns forever a tract of land containing two hundred and ninety two acres lying and being in the County of Caswell. On the waters of Country Line Creek beginning at a white oak on the Provence Line of Virginia Graves, thence south sixty five chains to a red oak on Nathaniel Pass’s line, thence his line west forty five chains to a red oak on Ann Smith’s line, thence her line north sixty five chains to a pine on the Provence line, thence the Provence line east forty five chains to the first station. As by the plat here unto annsaid doth appear with all the Woods, Waters, Mines, Minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or ascertaining. To hold by the said James Phelps, his heirs and assigns forever. Yielding and Paying to us such sum of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may direct. Provised always that the Said James Felps shall cause this Grant to be registered in the Register’s Office of our said County of Caswell within twelve months from the said date hereof, otherwise the same shall be void and of no affect. In Testimony hereof we have caused our Grant Seal to be hereby affixed. Witnesses, Richard Caswell Esquire and Governor, Captain General & Commander in Chief at Kingston the Twentyeth day of December in the fourth year of Our Independence & in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine.
By His Excellency’s Com. R.C. Caswell
Transcribed by: Latham Mark Phelps 2003
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