Abstracts of Deeds for Cory/Corey Families
in Pitt, Martin and Tyrrell Counties, NC

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Abstracts of Pitt County Deeds

Book , Entry 171, 1778
Benjamin Cory enters 100 acres of land in Pitt County joining John Simpson’s line and Dixon line including the said Cory’s improvements. (Caveated by entry 198 made by Robert Hardee. He claimed similar or overlapping land.)

Grant, Book G, p. 303, 1782
Benjamin Corey granted 100 acres in Pitt County south of Tarr River, adjacent to Anna Dixon’s property. Paid 50 shillings. Signed: Alex Martin, Esq., Governor, Captain-General, and Commander-in-Chief at Fairfield. 21 Oct 1782. CC: Josiah Hardee, Isaac Hardee

Book M, p. 684, 1792
Joseph Corey and Elizabeth Corey sold to Oliver Smith for forty pounds 40 acres of land formerly owned by Benjamin Corey, now deceased. Land was bounded by Samuel Simpson’s land. 18 April 1792. Test: Geo Falconer, J. H. Simpson. April Term 1793 ordered to be registered. Signed by Joseph Corey.

Book N, p. 487
Joseph Corie sold to Samuel Simpson for 50 pounds spice 60 acres of land formerly owned through a grant by Benjamin Corie. Land was located south of the Tar River and bordered by land of Wm. Hellen, Simpson, and Joseph Hardee. Test: William Hellen, Abner Smith. 17 April 1792 (??). Signed by Joseph Corie. April Term 1795 (??)

Book P, p. 401, 1802
Newton Moore, planter, sold to Joseph Cory for 40 pounds 20 acres of land, being part of land granted to Sampson Clark, located on the south side of Tar River and on the Meeting House Branch. Bordered by land of Abner Smith, William Eastwood, and Little Huckleberry Pond. Excepted one acre of land for use of the Meeting House and School House. Witnesses: Benjamin Patrick, Joel Parrimore. 15 March 1802. Signed by Newton Moore. Richard Evans for George Evans, Clerk. November Term 1803.

Book Q, p. 137, 11-14-1805
Joseph Cory to Jordan Anderson; 20 A; $60. Former owner: Sampson Clark

Book CC, p. 312, 1822 ? or 1824 ?
William Page of John sold to Abner Cory for $80 one hundred acres of land on the south side of Tar River bordered by Three Mile Branch, Shade Haddock, James Brooks and Stephen Brooks. 22 January 1822 (?) Signed by William Page. Witnesses: John Choury (?), ?(Cannot read) Taylor. George Evans, Clerk. February Session 1824.

Book , p 261, 1826
Wilks Brooks sold to Abner Corey (Correy) a Negro boy named Boston, age 10 years, for the sum of $300 on 28 February 1826. Signed by Wilks Brooks. Witness: Charles Greene. May Term 1826. James Sheppard, Clerk.

Book CC, p. 545, 1829
Nathan Pettit sold to Abner Cory for the sum of $?80 a tract of land on the Cashie Pond west side of Indian Wells Swamp (cannot read the other landmarks). Signed by Nathan Pettit. 18 November 1829. Witness: Charles Haddock. February Term 1830. James Sheppard, Clerk.

Book OO, p. 388, 1856
Benjamin Cory sold to Samuel Cory for the sum of $2 Lot # 118 in the town of Greenville. 9 January 1856. Signed by Benjamin Cory. Witnesses: Reuben Gwaltney, Guilford Gwaltney. September 2, 1856. H. Sheppard, Clerk.

Book OO, p. 389, 1856
Benjamin Cory sold to Benjamin A. Cory and John G. H. Cory for the sum of $5 Lots 131 and 132 in the town of Greenville. 9 January 1856. Signed by Benjamin Cory. Witnesses: Reuben Gwaltney, Guilford Gwaltney. September 2, 1856. H. Sheppard, Clerk.

Book OO, p. 439, 1856
William C. Haddock and wife Nancy sold to John G. H. Cory for the sum of $187.30 one undivided fourth part of land south of the Tar River and adjoining Swift Creek Swamp and the lands of Burton McGowins, Jerry Worthington and others containing 187 acres . Tract is known as the Carrol tract descended from Southy Carrol dec’d. 6 November 1856. Signed by Wm C. Haddock and Nancy Haddock. Witness: W. M. B. Brown. November Term 1856. Nancy Haddock was declared a feme covert and examined by Benj. F. Edens, Esq. He found that she freely executed the sale. H. Sheppard, Clerk.

Book OO, p. 446-447, 1856
Wyatt Gardner & wife Elizabeth sold to Samuel Cory for the sum of $550 one seventh of undivided parcel of land on the south side of Tar River and on the east side and adjoining Swift Creek swamp and the lands of Franklin Brooks, Jerry Worthington, and others containing 507 acres, being the land on which Benjamin Cory resided at the time of his decease. 6 Nov 1856. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Nov. term, 1856. Signed: Wyatt Gardner and Mary A. Elizabeth Gardner. Elizabeth Gardner was declared a feme covert and examined by Benj. F. Eborn, Esq. He found that she freely executed the sale. H. Sheppard, Clerk.

Book OO, p. 565, 1856
Adam Carrol, John Carrol, & Patty Ann Carrol sold to John G. H. Cory for the sum of $562.50 three-fourths undivided land on the south side of Tar River and east side and adjoining Swift Creek Swamp, adjoining the lands of Burton McGowns, Jerry Worthington, & others, containing 187 acres, being the land known as the Carrol tract and descended from Southy Carrol, deceased. 8 Nov 1856. Attested by Samuel Cory. Registered April 30, 1857. Signed by Adam Carrol, John Carrol, Martha Ann Carrol. H. Sheppard, Clerk

Book PP, p. 562-563, 1860
Benjamin Cory, deceased, Division of Lands. Appointed commissioners partitioned the lands belonging to Benjamin Cory, deceased. Aggregate valuation of lands is $2550.00. There being seven heirs, making each share:
Lot # 1: Containing 72 _ acres was drawn by Samuel and valued at $750.
Lot # 2: Containing 72 _ acres was drawn by Benjamin A. and valued at $400.
Lot # 3: Containing 74 acres was drawn by Wyatt Gardner and wife Mary and valued at $300.
Lot # 4: Containing 100 acres was drawn by Louisa Cory and valued at $350.
Lot # 5: Containing 96 acres was drawn by John Corey and valued at $300.
Lot # 6: Containing 100 acres was drawn by Spier Worthington & wife Rebecca (line drawn through name which was incorrect; should be Margaret) and valued at $200.
Lot # 7: Containing 100 _ acres was drawn by Rebecca Cory and valued at $250.
We further charge the more valuable dividends with terms sufficient to make those of less value equal. All of which we respectfully submit. Signed Francis Brooks, Sylvester Cox, Burton McGowns

Book PP, p. 563, 1860
Walter S. Hanrahan, Attorney of Sarah Hanrahan, sold to Benjamin A. Corey on 24 Nov 1860 on her behalf for the sum of $2250 a piece of land and its improvements in the town of Greenville bounded by the plank road on the North and William Moore’s farm on the south, Marshall Dickinson on the north and the branch of T. R. Chery on the south. Signed Sarah Hanrahan by W. S. Hanrahan. Witness: M. W. Haddock

Book RR, p. 164, 1867
Samuel Cory, Speir Worthington & Rebecca A. S. Cory Bond.
Samuel Cory, Speir Worthington & Rebecca A. S. Cory are held and firmly bound each unto the other or others in the sum of $400 paid each to the other or others as the case may be to stand and abide by the Division of the lands of John G. H. Cory, deceased, in which each of them are heirs. The said Samuel, the 4/6th part; Spier, the 1/6th part; and Rebecca, the 1/6th part. Signed Samuel Cory, Spier Worthington, Rebecca A. S. Cory on 7 Sept 1866. Witnessed by Samuel Brown and William G. Leittle

Book RR, p. 165, 1867
Rebecca Cory Senior to Samuel Cory (Deed)
Rebecca Cory Sr. sold to Samuel Cory for the sum of $500 one-sixth of the undivided land formerly belonging to John G. H. Cory, deceased. The land is situated south of the Tar River and on both sides and in Swift Creek Swamp, adjoining the lands of Jerry Whetherington, John Vinson, and others. The land contains 312 acres. 17 Sept 1866. Signed by Rebecca Cory. Witnessed by Chas. A. White. Offered for probate and proven by Chas . A. White. May 9, 1867. G. A. Dancy, Clerk

Book RR, p. 217, 1867
Charles A. White & wife & Wiatt Gardner & wife to Samuel Cory (Deed)
Charles A. White & wife Louisa and Wiatt Gardner & wife Elizabeth sold to Samuel Cory for the sum of $365 two undivided sixths of a tract of land south of the Tar River and on both sides of Swift Creek Swamp, adjoining the lands of Burton McGowns, Jerry Wetherington, and others. The land contains 312 acres. It was known as the Carrol tract, and it descended from John G. H. Cory, deceased. 4 May 1866. signed by Charles A. White, L. A. White, Wiatt Gardner, Elizabeth Gardner. Witnessed by Bartholomew Page.
Louisa White and Elizabeth Gardner declared feme coverts and examined by James. L. Paul, Esq., who found that they freely and voluntarily assented to the sale. G. A. Dancy, Clerk Book RR, p. 293, 1867
S. D. Vinson to Samuel Cory (Deed)
Spier D. Vinson sold to Samuel Cory for $200 a parcel of land containing 84 _ acres and located on the west side of Swift Creek and south side of Tar River adjoining the lands of Abram Barber, Levin Bedford, Jerry Whetherington, and others. 7 Nov 1867.

Book RR, p. 573-574
W. A. Cherry & Sophia Paul to Samuel Cory (Deed)
William A. Cherry, Trustee and Sophia Paul, wife of James L. Paul, sold to Samuel Cory for the sum of $1,000 Greenville town lot #42 (? hard to read last number). 18 Dec 1868. Witness: H. F. Harriss. Signed William A. Cherry, Sophia M. Paul. Registered and proved 4 Jan 1869.

Book SS, p. 237, 1867
Spier Wetherington to Rebecca Cory (Deed)
Spier Wetherington sold to Rebecca Cory, Sr., for $2,500 five parcels of land situated on the south side of Swift Creek. One parcel containing 400 acres and adjoining lands of Franklin Brooks, Bryant Ellis, and others. Another parcel containing 30 _ acres adjoining the above 400 acre tract and that land of Silas Craft. Another parcel containing 68 _ acres adjoining the above 400 acre tract and that of Silas Craft and others. Another parcel containing 50 acres adjoining that of Abram Barber, ? unable to read, and others. Another parcel containing 18 acres adjoining the lands of Robert Whetherington and others. Also my interest in two other parcels of land on the northeast side of Swift Creek, descended to my wife Margaret from her father Benjamin Corey and her brother John G. H. Corey. One parcel containing 100 acres adjoining the lands of Samuel Cory and James Branch and others. Another parcel containing 80 acres adjoining the lands of Burton McGowens and Jerry Whetherington and others. 13 Apr 1867. Signed Spier Wetherington. Witnesses: C. A. White, Samuel Cory. Proved and registered 11 Sept 1867 by Calvin Cox, Probate Judge.

Book SS, p. 361
John Vinson to Spier Wetherington (Deed)
John Vinson sold to Spier Wetherington for $75 a parcel of land containing 75 acres and located on the south side of the Tar River adjoining the lands of Carrol. 11 Dec 1860. Signed John Vinson. Witnessed by Samuel Cory. Executed and registered by Calvin Cox, Probate Judge on 25 Sept 1869.

Book SS, p. 361
John Vinson, Jr., and wife to Samuel G. Whetherington (Deed)
John Vinson, Jr. and wife Hannah Vinson sold to Samuel G. Wetherington for $100.00 a parcel of land containing 60 acres on the south side of Tar River between the New Bern and Tar Roads, adjoining the lands of George Dancy, Samuel Cory, C. A. White, and others. 6 June 1868. Signed by John Vinson and Hannah Vinson. Registered and proved 25 Sept 1869 by Calvin Cox, Probate Judge.

Book SS, p. 362-3.
Heirs of Rebecca Cory to Margaret Whetherington (Deed)
The heirs of Rebecca Cory, deceased, sold to Margaret Whetherington for $1,800 five parcels of land located on the south side of Swift Creek. One piece containing 400 acres adjoining the lands of Franklin Brooks, Bryant Ellis and others. Another piece containing 30 _ acres adjoining the above tract and that of Silas Craft. Another piece containing 68 _ acres adjoining the above named tracts. Another parcel containing 50 acres adjoining the lands of Abram Barber, Marshall Kinsaul and others. Aother piece containing 18 acres adjoining the lands of Robert Whetherington and others. Also our interest in two other parcels of land located on the northeast side of Swift Creek. One parcel containing 100 acres adjoining the lands of Samuel Cory, James Branch, and others. Another piece containing 80 acres adjoining the lands of Burton McGowins, Jerry Whetherington, and others. Named heirs as Benj. A. Cory, his wife Martha; Elizabeth Gardner, her husband Wiatt; Samuel Cory, his wife Mary; Rebecca A. Cory; Louisa A. White and her husband Charles. 23 Nov 1868. Witnessed by Martha A. White. Signed by B. A. Cory, Martha A. Cory, E. Gardner, Wiatt Gardner, Samuel Cory, Mary E. Cory, Rebecca A. S. Cory, Louisa A. White, C. A. White, Spier Wetherington. Probated and registered 20 Sept 1869 after examining the above named women who admitted to freely and voluntarily agreeing to the sale.

Book SS, p. 396, 1860
Samuel Cory to Silas G. Forbes (Deed)
Samuel Cory sold to Silas G. Forbes for the sum of $400 lot # 118 in Greenville. 8 August 1860. Signed by Samuel Cory. Witnessed by Ashley Kurr (? Spelling). Proved and registered 25 Sept 1869 by Calvin Cox, Probate Judge.

Book SS, p. 397, 1868
John Branch To Samuel Corey (Deed)
John Branch sold to Samuel Cory for $65 a parcel of land containing 13 acres located east of Swift Creek and west of Newbern Road, adjoining Little Branch and the land of Samuel Cory. 1 Jan 1868. Signed by John Branch. Witnessed by Guilford Page and James Branch. Executed on 30 Sept 1869 by Calvin Cox, Probate Judge.

Book SS, p. 397-8, 1868
Samuel Cory to John Branch (Deed)
Samuel Cory sold to John Branch for $90 a parcel of land containing 18 acres located between the Washington and Newbern Roads adjoining the lands of Branch and Haddock. 1 Jan 1868. Signed Samuel Cory. Witnessed by Guilford Page. Executed and registered by Calvin Cox, Probate Judge on 30 Sept 1869.

Book SS, p. 421, 1862 Court of Equity
Calvin Cox, Clerk S. C. to Benjamin A. Cory (Deed)
It was devised in said court in the case of Alton Tyson & others vs. W. J. Laughinghouse, Guard, that the Clerk and Master of said court should convey to Benjamin A. Cory, the title of said cause and by him bid off at the price of $330 certain tracts of land in the petition as follows: one tract known as the Ellis land containing 50 acres; one tract known as the Martha Allen land containing 40 acres; one tract known as the William Allen land containing 10 acres; one tract known as the John Sutton land containing 85 acres which makes the aggregate 185 acres. The land adjoins that of Widow of James Allen, Joshua Tucker, and others. 1st Monday of September 1862. Registered 27 November 1869 by Calvin Cox, Clerk of Superior Court. Witnessed by Edward. C. Yellowby and J. W. Cox. Executed April 1870 by C. W. Jones, Judge 2nd Judicial Dist.

 

Abstracts of Martin County Deeds

Book A, p. 81, 1774
Elizabeth Corey and daughter, Dorcas Harriss, sold to John Stewart, Esq., for 15 pounds, proclamation money, one messuage plantation or tract of land containing 50 acres situate in Martin County in the fork of the Oiden Branch and Welchís Creek, joining the land of Joseph Jones and Edward Morriss. The land was inherited by Dorcas Harriss from her father John Middleton and is part of a tract of land originally granted to John Brawun (?) by patent dated 9 March 1717. Signed by Elizabeth Corey and Dorcas Harriss. Witnessed by Edward Tyler and Joseph Hardison.

Book A, p. 157, (no date)
John Corey, Jr., sold to James Roberson for 20 pounds proclamation money a certain messuage or tract of land containing 50 acres of land situate in Martin County bounded by a dividing branch on Richard Wolardsí line, by James Carrawayís line, by Luke Bennettís line to the side of James Robersonís line. (No Signature, date, or witness)

Book A, p. 162, 1777
James Roberson sold to John Corey, Jr., for 15 pounds proclamation money a certain tract of land containing 100 acres bounded by Haysís Swamp, John Coreyís line, to Samuel Hobdyís (?) corner, then along his line to Haysís Branch down the said branch to Haysís Swamp. 6 March 1777. Signed by James Roberson. Witnessed by Benjamin Wolard and Richard Wolard.

Book A, p. 185, 1775
Thomas Holliday Hudson sold to John Corey for 45 pounds proclamation money a parcel of land containing 100 acres including the plantation where Thomas Holliday Hudson now lives bounded by on the west side of Haseís Swamp, beginning at a poplar, then along line of marked trees to a small branch and to a sweet gum, the along the branch to another corner tree in Hases Swamp. 9 June 1775. Signed by Thomas Holliday Hudson. Witnessed by John Hardison, Juriat, David Roberson, Robert King.

Book A, p. 226, 1779
John Corey sold to Thomas Martin for 15 pounds proclamation money one messuage or tract of land containing (?) 50 acres of land lying on the west side of Smithwicks Creek to Bennettís Branch to the side of the swamp and to Smithwicks Creek again. 6 March 1779. Signed John Corey. Witnessed by Benjamin Wollard, Nancy Wollard, and Ann Corey.

Book A, p. 242,
John Corey of Tyrrel County sold to Luke Bennet of Tyrrel County for 6 pounds proclamation money a certain tract or messuage of land situate in Tyrrell County bounded by the forked branch at James Robersonís . . .

Book A, p. 248, 1778
John Lewis of Beaufort County sold to John Corey of Beaufort County for 8 pounds proclamation money a certain tract or parcel of land containing 50 acres situate lying in Beaufort County on the west side of Smithwickís Creek beginning at an oak on the swamp running the head line to Bennettís Branch and down the branch to the swamp and then up the swamp to the first station. 21 October 1778. Signed by John Lewis. Witnessed by Benjamin Wollard, Dercah Wollard, and John Wollard

Book A, p. 423, 1784
James Carraway sold to John Corey, Jr., for 80 pounds one messuage or tract of land containing 260 acres bounded by Bennettís corner to the east side of Haile Swamp to Thomas Hollidayís corner and along his line to Wollardís line to Coreyís line and along that to Bennettís line and the first station. 19 June 1784. Signed by James Caraway. Witnessed by Thomas Martin, jurat and Luke Slater.

Book A, p. 429, 1784
John Corey, Jr., sold to Benjamin Wollard for 20 pounds a tract of land containing 100 acres whereon I now live. 18 October 1784. Signed John Corey. Witnessed by David Roberson ad Simon Daniel, Jurat.

Book A, p. 533, 1784
John Corey, Jr., for and in consideration of my father John Corey, Sen., becoming my surety for my appearance at Halifax Superior Court as also in consideration of one tar kiln which I chose ___ of the said John Corey, Sen and in order to bear him harmless for the said surety ship and to satisfy him for the said tar kiln have bargained, granted made over and sold untio the said John Corey, Sen., one hundred acres of land with the plantation is hereon I now live two mares and one young horse with all standing corn on said land and other necessaria belonging to the said plantation to the proper use benefit and bid of him the said John Corey, Sen. To be applied towards making him whole for the said tar kiln as also and immunifying him from any damage that he shall receive on account of the said surety ship as aforesaid. 1 September 1784. Signed John Corey. Witnessed by James Robason, Clacy Corey, Samuel Fredrick Woollard.

Book C, p. 23-24, 1791
Frederick Godward and George Godward, Planters, sold to Martin Corey, Planter, for 40 pounds current money a parcel of land containing 50 acres bounded by John Dugganís corner, then along H___ Branch to the back ___ then next to ___ then next along ___ between Samuel Hollady and John Duggan and back to the first station. ___May 1791. Signed Frederick Godward and George Godward. Witnessed by Hardy Stallings and ___ Corey.

Book C, p. 80-81, 1791
Reubin Corah sold to Richard Taylor for ___ pounds a parcel of land containing 50 acres running along Daniel Robasonís line thence running across John Corahís Plantation to the head of the line of Corahís . . . . in Hardyís Branch. 21 ___ 1791. Signed Reubin Corah. Witnessed by ___ Isaac Cushing, and James Daniel.

Book C, p. 84-85?
Reubin Corah sold to Richard Taylor for ____(money) 50 acres of land in Martin County running along Daniel Robasonís line to John Corahís Plantation to the line of _______Corahís then to Hardyís Branch. Signed by Reubin Corah. Witnessed by James Daniel. (Seems to be repeat of above deed.)

Book C, p. 86-87, 1791
John Corah, Sen., Planter, sold to Reubin Corah for 22 pounds 10 shillings a certain messuage and ___ of land containing 50 acres bounded by Daniel Robasonís line, thence running across the plantation to the head Corah ___ then along the ________ of the branch to a corner in Robasonís line thence along this line to the beginning. 1 December 1791. Signed John Corah. Witnessed by Richard Taylor Corah, Daniel Robason, Nancy Corah

Book C, p. 531-532
Woollard Corey sold to Martin Corey for 20 pounds a tract of land containing 50 acres in Martin County on the west side of Haises Swamp beginning at Daniel Robasonís line, thence across the Plantation to the head of the Pain thence along the cart path to Hardyís Branch thence up the various courses of the Branch to Daniel Robasonís line thence along said line to the first station. 23 September 1794. Signed Woollard Corey. Witnessed by Richard Taylor and George Lillie (?)

Book C, p. 533
Richard and Winefred Taylor sold to Woollard Corey, Planter, a tract of land containing 50 acres in Martin County lying and beginning on the west side of Haises Swamp at Daniel Robasonís line, thence across the Plantation to the head the the _____ thence along the cart path to Hardyís Branch, then up the various courses of the Branch to Daniel Robasonís line to the first station. 3 September 1792. Signed Richard and Winefred Taylor. Witnessed by William Sparkman, Marmeduke Robason, Martin Corey

Book C., p. 565-567, 1761
Indenture made 16 February 1761 between Earl of Granville and Benjamin Corey, Jr., Planter, of Tyrrell County, in and by certain indenture bearing the date of 17 September 1744 to John, Earl of Granville, a certain tract of land in St. Andrews Parish. (Unable to read deed!)

Book C., p. 577-578, 1799
Deed from James Robason "for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bare (sic) toward my well-beloved daughter Mary Corey giving her (___ cows?) and calves and one cow and yearling and one chesto and one feather bed and bedstead and furniture." 5 September 1799. Signed James Robason. Witnessed by Hardy Stallings.


Abstracts of Tyrrell County Deeds

Book 1, p. 123, 1740
Daniel Garrett sold to Benjamin Cory for 65 pounds one messuage or parcel of land situate lying on the west side of Welches Creek containing about 320 acres, it being part of a tract of land from a patent bearing date of 30 March 1721 bounded by Welches Creek, John Browney, Mery Branch, and Joseph Dwight. 1 September 1740. Signed Daniel Garrett. Witnessed by Samuel Durrance and William Slealy. Registered June 4 1741. James Craven

Book 1, p. 238, 1745
An indenture made by Denis and Ann Collham that their son Cornealeas Collham apprentice Benjamin Corry the Younger, Blacksmith to learn his art, trade, or mastery of a blacksmith, to serve him from 13 February 1748 to 16 September and after for and during the term of seven years from 16 September. . To serve him the said Benjamin Corry after the manner of an apprentice all which time the said apprentice his said master faithfully shall serve his secrets(?), keep his lawful commands, gladly obey everywhere he shall do no damage to his said master nor such to be done by others without siding or giving notice thereof to his said master. He shall not waste his said masters goods nor lend them unlawfully to others. He shall not commit fornication nor contract matrimony within the said time. He shall not absent himself day nor night from his said masters service without leave first obtained but in all things behave himself as an apprentice ought to do during the said term. The said master shall use the utmost of his skills to teach and instruct the said apprentice in the trade & mastery of a blacksmith, likewise to teach the said apprentice to read, write, and cypher within the said term and procure and produce for the said apprentice sufficient meat, drink and apparel, washing and lodging fitting an apprentice during the said term for the true performance of all and singular the said covenant of agreement. 13 February 1748. Signed Denis Collham and Ann Collham. Witnessed by James Blount and Joseph Halfon.

Book 1, p. 311, 1745
Benjamin Cory, Senior, for and in consideration of love, good will, & affection which I have and do bear towards my loving son Benjamin Cory of said same place give to my said son 100 (one hundred) acres of land in Tyrrell County adjoining lines of William Morriss, Poly Branch near Welches Creek, being part of a deed bearing date of 1 September 1740. 2 September 1745. Signed Benja Cory. Witnessed Tyrell (?) Durrance, Joseph Daughte (?). Registered 9 October 1745 by James Conner.

Book 1, p. 353, 1746
Thomas Hardison and Charles Hardison sold for the sum of 150 pounds current money to Benjamin Corey, Junior, Blacksmith 81 acres of land with plantation which I now live on being on the west side of Welches Creek, bounded by Joseph Dwightís line to Welches Creek. 12 December 1746. Signed Charles Hardison. Witnessed by Joseph Dwight and Ben Cory, Senior. Registered 19 May 1747.

Book 1, p. 392, 1747
John Browney sold to Benjamin Cory, Junior, Blacksmith for 55 pounds a parcel of land containing 84 acres bounded on the west side by Welches Creek and Benjamin Corys. 2 December 1747. Signed by John Browney. Witnessed by Samuel Durrance and Josiah Hart. Registered 9 July 1747 by J. L. Conner

Book 2, p. 101, 1750
Benjamin Cory, Senior, for and in consideration of love & good will I have for my son John Cory, Planter, of said same place give to my said son after my decease a parcel of land containing 100 acres being in the county of Tyrell on the west side of Welches Creek bounded by Joseph Dwight and Caleb Cory, being that half of the land the said Benjamin Cory now dwells on. 24 July 1750. Signed Benjamin Cory. Witnessed by John Nichols, John Willard, Absalom Willard. Proved in September open court by the oath of John Nichols and registered 9 October 1750. Evan Jones, clerk

Book 2, p. 217, 1753
Benjamin Cory, Junior, BlackSmith, sold to Edmund Morris, Planter, for 5 pounds 15 shillings Virginia currency one Messuage or tract of land containing 100 acres in Tyrrell County bounded by William Morris and on the west side of Welches Creek. 29 May 1753. Signed Benjamin Cory, Junior. Witnessed by Joseph Dwight, Jasper Hardison, Jehu Nichols. Proved in June open court. Registered 28 August 1753 by Evan Jones, Clerk & Registrar.

Book 2, p. 269, 1756
John Cory sold to James Blount a parcel of land containing 100 acres for divers and valuable consideration there unto moving him, also for the sum of 15 pounds pract. money. Land being on the west side of Welches Creek, bounded by Welches Creek Swamp, Joseph Dwight, and Caleb Cory being that half of the land my deceased father Benjamin Cory lived on and includes all houses, orchards, fences, woods, and underwoods. 6 December 1756. Signed John T.(?) Cory. Witnessed by John Hardison, Henry Palmer, William Hardison. Entered 22 February 1757.

Book 2, p. 310, 1757
Thomas Davis, for and in consideration of the love and tender regard which I have and do bear towards my daughter Catherine Correy, have given 100 acres, part of the land I now live on joined by the land of John Davis. The land is part of a tract patented to me bearing the date of 25 March 1752. If no heirs of her body, the land shall go to the heirs of John Davis. 7 March 1757. Signed Thomas Davis. Witnessed by Thomas Stratton and Abraham Jeunette. Registered 5 December 1757.

Book 2, p. 341, 1757
Thomas Davis sold to John Correy for 10 pounds proclamation money a parcel of land containing about 117 acres, ninety seven acres of which was granted by patent to James Wimble on 1 May 1668 and 20 acres of which was granted by patent to Thomas Davis on 21 March 1752, bounded by Barbary Harris, Deep Run, Scupperlong River. 13 May 1757. Signed Thomas Davis. Witnessed by ?Absalom Bryant, ?Jacob Blount, ?Charles Collings. Entered 27 February 1758 by Francis Ward, Registrar

Book 4, p. 254, 1762
Benjamin Corry personally appeared and acknowledged the deed to John Daly.
Benjamin Corry, Smith, of Tyrrell County sold to John Daly for 12 pounds proclamation money a certain messuage plantation in the Parish of St. Andrew on Welches Creek joining the lines of Edmond Morris and John Jordan, the tract of land formerly belonging to Benjamin Corry, deceased. Must pay to John Earl Granville the quit rents due thereon from time to time. Signed Benjamin Corry. 21 August 1762. Witnessed by Thomas Speight, Joseph Hudson, Peter Clifton. Registered 10 March 1763 by Francis Ward, Registrar.

Book 4, Vol. 1, p. 378, 1762
Samuel Holladay sold to John Corry for the sum of 12 pounds proclamation money 100 acres bounded by Willards line to the camps of ____ to Bennettís line to line between Elisha Harris and John Cory. 15 March 1762. Signed Samuel Hollady. Witnessed by Elijah Harris, Lemuel Harris. Registered 24 November 1764. Francis Ward, Registrar.

Book 4, Vol. 2, p. 328-329, 1769
Benjamin Cory, Smith, sold to Thomas Hardison for 100 pounds proclamation money one messuage or tract of land in Tyrrell county containing about 165 acres bounded by land of Joseph Hardison on the south, Welches Creek on the east, and land of Samuel Dwight, deceased, on the north, and by marked trees on the west side to the land of Joseph Hardison. Formerly owned by Charles Hardison and John Browning. 13 November 1769. Signed by Benjamin Corey. Witnessed by Joshua Hardison, John Collins, William Collins. Registered 20 April 1770 by Francis Ward, Registrar.

Book 11, p. 298-299, 1793
Benjamin and Ann Meeds sold to Davison Cory of Pasquotank County for the sum of 57 pounds, ten shillings current money one messuage, tract, or parcel of land lying in Little Alligator and on the south side of Albemarle Sound known by the name of Johnathanís Cabbin containing 50 acres. 23 October 1793. Signed Benjamin Meeds and Ann Meeds. Witnessed by Kezikiah Davenport, Samuel Gidion. Proved by Thomas Hopkins. Registered 3 Jan 1794 by J Phelps, Registrar. Test Samuel Chesson.

Book 12, p. 140, 1795
Davidson Corey of Pasquotank County sold to Benjamin Meeds of Tyrrell County for the sum of 60 pounds current one messuage or tract of land lying in the county of Tyrrell in Little Alligator and known by the name of Johnathanís Cabbens containing about 50 acres bounded by land of H. Davenport and Cob Spruills. 24 November 1795. Signed by Davidson Corey. Witnessed by Samuel Jakson, Reuben Keaton, Benj Madors, Wm. Keaton. Proved by Reuben Keaton. Test. J. Chesson. Registered 20 June 1796 by Joseph Phelps, Registrar.

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