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James SANDERS to John SMITH Sr.
Bladen County, NC 1771
Deed Book 23, No. 393, pp. 514, 515


This indenture made Jan 31st A.D. 1771 between James Sanders of Craven County province of South Carolina of the one part & John Smith Sr. of Bladen Co province of North Carolina of the other part witnesseth that the aforesaid James Sanders for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds proclamation money to him in hand paid by the aforesaid John Smith the receipt whereof the aforesaid James Sanders doth hereby acknowledge and hereof doth fully freely & absolutely acquit and forever discharge the aforesaid John Smith his heirs Exrs Admrs & assigns by these presents hath given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed conveyed & confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien enfeoff convey and confirm unto the aforesaid John Smith a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Bladen Co. on the east side of Indian Swamp joining 200 acres possessed by a deed from Samuel Thornton to Stephen Cole containing 340 acres Beginning on the upper side of the Mill Branch running up the Indian Swamp for the complement it being part of a tract containing 640 acres granted unto David Clark by his Majesty's letters patent & by said Clark conveyed by a deed unto Saml Thornton containing 340 acres be the same more or less & conveyed by a deed from Saml. Thornton to the aforesaid James Sanders bearing date May 11th 1764 & duly recorded & registered Together with all and singular the improvements meadows ways woods waters water courses rights liberties hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the said reversion & reversions


remainder and remainders rents (v?)ines and profits thereof To have and to hold the said 340 acres of land with all and singular the buildings improvements hereditaments and premises hereby granted or mentioned to be granted with all and singular their appurtenances and every part & parcel thereof unto the aforesaid John Smith his heirs and assigns forever and that free and clear from all manner of encumbrance whatsoever the one half of all gold & silver mines together with the quit rents on the said bargained land only excepted & reserved to the use of his Majesty and successors forever And the aforesaid James Sanders for himself his heirs Exrs & Admrs doth covenant promise and grant to and with the said John Smith his heirs and assigns by these presents that he the aforesaid James Sanders and his heirs the hereby granted premises and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances to the aforesaid John Smith his heirs and assigns against him the aforesaid James Sanders & his heirs and assigns against him the aforesaid James Sanders & his heirs and against all and every person and persons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents And further the aforesaid James Sanders and his heirs and all and every other person or persons whatsoever having or lawfully claiming or that shall or may at any time or times hereafter have or claiming right title or interest of in or to the said pre bargained premises or any part thereof by from or under him them or any of them upon the reasonable request cost and charges in the law of the aforesaid John Smith his heirs or assigns shall and will sign seal and deliver any such further and other instruments or instruments whatsoever for the further & better assurance and confirmation of the hereby granted premises with their appurtenances unto the aforesaid John Smith his heirs and assigns forever as by him or them or by him or their counsel learned in the law shall or may be reasonably advised devised or required In witness whereof the said party hath hereunto set his hand and seal.

Signed sealed & delivered ) James Sanders (Seal)
in presence of            ) Proved by Saml. Smith May Term 1774
Saml Smith                ) Ordered it be registered.
Wm. _ _ _ _               )             Alfred Moore Clk.

Transcribed by Victoria Proctor, 2 Dec 2002 from the image file graciously shared by Mike and Bushy Hartman.

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