Deeds

1782 Oct. 2 P 430 Thomas Gray of Orange sold 84 acres for 34 lbs. Little River. Elizabeth also signed. Proved Aug. 1783 by Walker. Orange Co. Records VI
contributed by Gerry Hill


Samuel Strudwick to John Thompson
This Indenture made this 18th day of June in the year of our Lord 1787 Between Samuel Strudwick Esq. of County of Orange In the State of North Carolina of the one part and John Thompson of the State and County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Samuel Strudwick Esq for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred pounds specie to him in hand paid be the said John Thompson the receipt whereof the said Samuel Strudwick doth hereby acknowledge both granted, bargained, sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said John Thompson his heirs and assigns all that tract of land containing by estimation seven(7)hundred and Sixty Four acres lying and being in the County of Orange aforesaid Beginning at a Gum on the side of the Haw River running thence No (30) thirty degrees East 19 chains to Motes Creek same courses contend (?) in all (24) twenty four chains to W.O.(White Oak) then east (45) forty five chains to B.O. (Black Oak) on the side of Rocky Run then up the meanders of the same run to an Ironwood Bush then No (48) forty eight chains to a B.O. James Roach’s Corner then his line North (31) thirty one degrees West (40) forty chains to his other corner B.O. (Black Oak) then South (45) forty five degrees West (20) twenty chains to a P.O. (Post Oak) then North (80) eighty degrees West (44 & ¾) forty four & three fourths chains to a W.O. on the side of Motes Creek then down the meanders thereof to a Hicory, then South (20) twenty degrees West 12 twelve chains to a W.O. then South (75) seventy five degrees West (36) thirty six chains to a Hicory on the side of Haw river then down the meanders thereof to the first station It being part of a larger tract originally granted to Edward c. Mosely and all appurtenances to the same thereunto belonging and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents, issues & profits of the said premises and every part thereof and all the estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Samuel Strudwick of in and to the said premises and every part thereof to have and to hold said tract of land and all and singular the premises above mentioned and every part thereof to said John Thompson his heirs and assigns to the only proper use & behalf the said Jno Thompson his heirs and assigns forever & the said Samuel Strudwick for him and his heirs the said tract of land and premises every part thereof against him & his heirs to the said John Thompson his heirs shall warrant forever defend against the lawful claim or demand of any person persons whatsoever. In witness whereof we hereunto Interchangeably set to our hand and affixed our seals the date above.
Signed Sealed Acknowledged Samuel Strudwick (seal)
I concur in the above Martha Strudwick (seal)
In presence of transformance
Jas Mebane
W.F. Strudwick
Orange County August Term 1787
The execution of the within deed was duly proven in open court by the oath of one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Registered
Compd by A. Mickle P.R.
Samuel Benton CCC
Orange County Deed Book 3, Page 44-45 — contributed by Rick Reed


Samuel Studwick to John Steel

This Indenture made this 18th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven between Samuel Strudwick of County of Orange & State of North Carolina of the one part and John Steel of the sane County of the other part Witnesseth that the said Samuel Strudwick for and in consideration of the sum of (300) three hundred pounds specie to him in hand paid be the said John Steel the receipt which the said Samuel Strudwick doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained, sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said John Steel his heirs and assigns all that tract of land containing by estimation two(2)hundred and twenty eight acres lying and being in the County of Orange aforesaid Beginning at a Gum on the side of the Motes Creek running thence North (70) seventy degrees West (25) twenty five chains to a Post Oak nigh a branch then South (55) fifty five degrees West (19 & ½) nineteen and a half chains to a B.O. then south thirty five degrees East (1) one chain to a B.O. then south (53) fifty three degrees West ten & a half chains to a B.O. then South (10) ten degrees East nine chains to a B.O. at the road then south (26) twenty six degrees East (15 & ½) fifteen and one half chains to a Willow Oak then South (19) nineteen chains to a B.J. (Black Jack) then East (37) thirty seven chains to a Wild Cherry tree on Motes Creek about one chain from the lower corner of his other tract up the meanders thereof to the first station It being part of a larger tract originally granted to Edward Mosely and all appurtenances to the same thereunto belonging and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents, issues & profits of the said premises and every part thereof and all the estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Samuel Strudwick of in and to the said premises and every part thereof to have and to hold said tract of land and all and singular the premises above mentioned and every part thereof to said John Steel his heirs and assigns to the only proper use & behalf of him the said John Steel his heirs and assigns forever & the said Samuel Strudwick for him and his heirs the said tract of land and premises and every part thereof against him & his heirs to the said John Steel his heirs shall warrant forever defend against the lawful claim or demand of any person persons whatsoever. In witness whereof we hereunto Interchangeably set to our hands and seals the date above.
Signed Sealed Acknowledged Samuel Strudwick (seal)
I concur in the above – Martha Strudwick (seal)
In presence of conveyance
Jamess Mebane
Richd Hargraves
Thos Muhollan
Orange County August Term 1787
The execution of the within deed was duly proved in open court by the oath of Thomas Muhollan one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Registered.  Compd by A. Mickle P.R.  Samuel Benton CCC
Orange County Deed Book 3, Page 46-47 — contributed by Rick Reed


Samuel Strudwick to Thomas Thompson

This Indenture made this 18th day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven Between Samuel Strudwick Esq. of County of Orange in the State of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas Thompson of the same County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Samuel Strudwick for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred pounds specie to him in hand paid be the said Thomas Thompson the receipt whereof the said Samuel Strudwick doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained, sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said Thomas Thompson his heirs and assigns all that tract of land containing by estimation four(4)hundred and (56)fifty six acres lying and being in the County of Orange aforesaid Beginning at a Gum upon Motes Creek thence North (69)sixty nine West (18) eighteen chains to a Hickory then North (60) sixty degrees West (21 & ½) twenty one & one half chains to a P.O. then North (38) thirty eight east (34) chains to a P.O. then North (74) seventy four E (50) fifty chains to a P.O. (10) ten E. (30) thirty chains to a P.O. then South (55) chains to a B.O. then West (20) twenty chains to a P.O. then the same course continued (6 & ½)) six chains & a half to a P.O. then North (73)seventy three degrees West (4 & ½) four and a half chains to a Hickory then South Sixty West (22 chains to a Hickory thence South (60) West (220 twenty two chains to a Hickory then N (81) eighty one West (19) nineteen chains to a sowerwood on Motes Creek then up the meanders of said Creek to the first station It being part of a larger tract originally granted to Edward Mosely and all appurtenances to the same thereunto belonging and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents, issues & profits of the said premises and every part thereof and all the estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Samuel Strudwick of in and to the said premises and every part thereof to have and to hold said tract of land and all and singular the premises above mentioned and every part thereof to said Thomas Thompson his heirs and assigns to the only proper use & behalf the said Thomas Thompson his heirs and assigns forever & the said Samuel Strudwick for him and his heirs the said tract of land and premises every part thereof against him & his heirs to the said Thomas Thompson his heirs shall warrant forever defend against the lawful claim or demand of any person persons whatsoever. In witness whereof we have Interchangeably set to our hand and affixed our seals the date above.
Signed Sealed Acknowledged Samuel Strudwick (seal)
I concur in the above Martha Strudwick (seal)
In presence of transformance
James Mebane
W.F.Strudwick
Orange County August Term 1788
The execution of the within deed was duly proven in open court by the oath of one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Registered
Compd by A. Mickle P.R.
Samuel Benton CCC
Orange County Deed Book 3, Page 47-48 — contributed by Rick Reed


Deed of gift from John Morgan to Jacob Flowers
I, John Morgan, of the county of Orange, for and in consideration of the love and good will which I have for Jacob Flowers of the same county, do grant to him and his heirs, the following named negroes, Abram, Dinah, Rachel and Isaac, two horses and forty-four cows and calves and four ewes and lambs. Given under my hand this 6th day of March, 1788.  John Morgan.  Test: Benjamin Yeargan, Coleman (x) Ledbetter
Will Book B, page 45 -contributed by Donnie Pickard

Deed of gift from John Morgan to Jacob Flowers
I, John Morgan, of the county of Orange, for and in consideration of the love and good will which I have for Jacob Flowers of the same county, do grant to him, three tracts of land lying in Orange and Chatham counties, on Cub Creek, the waters of Newhope, containing in the whole, one thousand four hundred and ninety acres. Given under my hand this 10th day of March, 1788, signed John Morgan. Test: Benjamin Yeargan, Coleman (x) Ledbetter
Will Book B, page 46 — contributed by Donnie Pickard


John Thompson Deed to William Thompson

This Indenture this 22nd day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety Between John Thompson of Orange County and State of North Carolina of the one part and William Thompson of the State and County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Thompson for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred pounds current money of the State to him in hand paid be the said William Thompson the receipt whereof the said John Thompson doth hereby acknowledge both granted, bargained, sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said William Thompson his heirs and assigns all that tract of land containing by estimation two(2) hundred acres be the same more or less lying and being in the County of Orange aforesaid Beginning at a Black Jack a Corner of John Thompson running So. 147 poles to a Hicory then east 213 poles to an Ironwood bush on Rockie river thence No. 147 poles to a Spanish Oak thence No.147 poles to the first station (this has to be wrong; it should be 213 poles west to the first station) containing 200 acres all & all appurtenances to the same thereunto belonging and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents, issues & profits of the said premises and every part thereof and all the estate right title interest claim and demand of him the said John Thompson of in and to the said premises and every part thereof To have and to hold said tract of land and all and singular the premises and every part thereof to said William Thompson his heirs and assigns for ever the said John Thompson for himself and his heirs the said tract of land and premises against him & his heirs to the said William Thompson his heirs shall and will warrant forever defend by these presents In witness whereof the said John Thompson hath hereunto set his hand and seal this day & year first above written

Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of us John Thompson {Seal}

James Roach Jurat
Thomas Bradshaw

Orange County Novr Term 1790

The execution of the within deed was duly proven in open court by the oath of John Roach one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Registered

S. Benton C.C.
Examined by John Allison P.H. (?)
Orange County Deed Book 4, Page 375 — contributed by Rick Reed


James Thompson to John Thompson
This Indenture this 22nd day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety Between John Thompson of Orange County and State of North Carolina of the one part and James Thompson of the State and County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Thompson for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred pounds current money of the State to him in hand paid be the said James Thompson the receipt whereof the said John Thompson doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained, sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said James Thompson his heirs and assigns all that tract of land containing by estimation two(2) hundred acres be the same more or less lying and being in the County of Orange aforesaid Beginning at a Hicory in John Steels line running So.138 poles to White Oak thence Et 234 poles to a Spanish Oak William Thompson’s Corner thence No.42 poles to a Black O. James Roach’s corner thence his line No.31 Degrees Wt. 160 poles to his other Corner B.O. thence So. 45 Degrees Wt.80 poles to his other Corner B.O. thence So.45 Degrees Wt 80 poles to a post oak thence No. 80 degrees Wt. by a line of marked trees to the first station containing 200 acres and all appurtenances to the thereunto belonging and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents, issues & profits of the said premises and every part thereof and all the estate right title interest claims of demand of him the said John Thompson of in and to the said premises and every part thereof To have and to hold said tract of land and all and singular the premises and every part thereof to said James Thompson his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behalf of the said John Thompson his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Thompson for himself and the said tract of land and premises against him & his heirs to the said James Thompson his heirs shall and will warrant forever defend by these presents In witness whereof the said John Thompson hath hereunto set his hand and seal this day & year first above written
Signed Sealed & Delivered
in presence of us John Thompson {Seal}
James Roach Jurat
Thos Bradshaw
Orange County November Term 1790
The execution of the within deed was duly proven in open court by the oath of James Roach one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Registered
S. Benton C.C.
Examined by John Allison P.H. (?)
Orange County Deed Book 4, Page 376 — contributed by Rick Reed


This Indenture this 22nd day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety Between John Thompson of Orange County and State of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas Thompson of the State and County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Thompson for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds current money of this State to him in hand paid by the said Thomas Thompson the receipt whereof the said John Thompson doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained, sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said Thomas Thompson his heirs and assigns all that tract of land containing by estimation one(1) hundred acres be the same more or less lying and being in the County of Orange aforesaid Beginning at a Hicory in James Thompson’s corner in John Steel’s line running thence No. 80 degrees Wt to a White Oak on Molses (Motses) creek thence down the meanders of the creek to a Hickory John Thompson’s corner then South 88 degrees Et. by a line of marked trees to a W.O. James Thompson’s corner thence No. 138 poles to the first station containing 100 acres and all appurtenances to the same thereunto belonging and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents, issues & profits of the said premises and every part thereof and all the estate right title interest claims of demand of him the said John Thompson of in and to the said premises and every part thereof To have and to hold said tract of land and all and singular the premises and every part thereof to said Thomas Thompson his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Thompson for himself and his heirs and assigns the said tract of land and premises against him & his heirs to the said Thomas Thompson his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents In witness whereof the said John Thompson hath hereunto set his hand and seal this day & year first above written

Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of us
James Roach Jurat
Thos Bradshaw
Orange County November Term 1790
The execution of the within deed was duly proven in open court by the oath of James Roach one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Registered
S. Benton C.C.  Examined by John Allison P.H. (?)
Orange County Deed Book 4, Page 383 — contributed by Rick Reed


1799 – Olds, Abstracts of NC Wills 1760 – 1800, p. 216, Orange Co. Will of Robert
Dtr. Jenny Mebane 5 lbs. and no more of good Nc Currency. Son Charles 2 negroes and all the track of land on Ellebee Creek. Son Robert 3 negroes and my copper still and capp. The rest of the estate to be divided betwenn sons Robert, Jr. and Charles.
contributed by Gerry Hill


Grantor Edward Walton, Sr Grantee Zachariah Davies

This indenture made this Eleventh day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand Eight hundred and ten between Edward Walton of Orange County and the state of North Carolina of the one part and Zachariah Davies of Lunenburg County and state of Virginia of the other part witness that the said Edward Walton for and in consideration of the Sum of Twelve hundred pounds to him in hand paid by the said Zachariah Davies his heirs and assigns forever, a certain tract of land lying in the County of Orange on the waters of New Hope, beginning at a White Oak on the south side of the south fork of New Hope on James Cheeks line running thence along the south forty six and a half chains to a white oak corner to George Long thence north sixty three and a half chains to a white oak Currys Corner thence west five chains to a white oak thence north forty two and a half chains to an ash on a branch thence north eighty four degrees west fourteen and a half chains to a Spanish oak thence south twenty six degrees west nine chains to a black oak thence north thirteen chains to a black oak thence west thirty one and a half chains to a Spanish oak thence south thirteen chains to a hickory Bakers corner thence west twenty six chains to a white oak Mitchels line thence south twelve and a half chains to an ash on the north fork of New Hoe thence east thirty seven chains to a Spanish oak thence south thirty four degrees east thirty five and a half chains to a black oak thence south twenty five degrees west thirty chains to a rock on the creek thence up the same passing the Mill Dam on the south side at forth three chains thence up the south fork to the beginning five hundred and thirty four acres together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to have and to hold the said land and premises and every part thereof unto the only proper use and use and behalf of him the said Zachariah Davies his heirs and assigns forevr and the said Edward Walton for himself his heirs doth covenant and agree to and with the said Zachariah Davies and his heirs that he and the said Edward Walton will warrant and forever defend the said land and premises and every part thereof against the claim or claims of all manner of person or persons whatever laying claim to the same. In witness whereof the said Walton hath set his hand and seal the day and year above written.
Edward Walton Senr.
Singed Sealed and delivered in the presence of John Mitchell, George? and Baxter Davies
Orange County May Term 1811 the execution of the deed was proved in open court by the oath of Baxter Davies subscribing witness therre to ordered to be registered. J. Taylor
April 11, 1810 Deed Book 13 pg 556 — contributed by: pboan001(at)triad.rr.com