Sunday, September 11, 2005

James Phelps 1779 Land Grant

James Phelps Caswell County 1779

Page 404

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


By His Excellency's Com. R.C. Caswell

J.R. Franck Sec.

Transcribed by: Latham Mark Phelps 2003

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