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Contributed by Eric Hartsfield, 4 April 2000.

George HARTSFIELD, 1773

The following is from microfilm roll 0022594, Volume 29 (1st series) of land grants, p. 462. There is a memorial for the same tract on microfilm roll 0023304, Volume 12 of memorials, p.418. Both follow:


SOUTH CAROLINA.
GEORGE the Third by the Grace of God, of GREAT-BRITAIN, FRANCE
and IRELAND, KIND, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, TO ALL TO WHOM THESE 
PRE-
SENTS SHALL COME GREETING:  KNOW YE, THAT WE of our special Grace,
certain Knowledge and mere Motion, have given and granted, and by these 
Presents, for us
our heirs and successours, DO GIVE AND GRANT unto George Hartsfield his
heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land containing one hundred acres 
on the
South West side of Little Pee Dee in Craven County bounding
on all sides by vacant land
And hat such shape, form and marks, as appear by a plat therof, herunto 
annexed:  Together with all
woods, under-woods, timber and timber-trees, lakes, ponds, fishings, waters, 
water-courses, profits,
commodities, appurtenances and hereditaments whatsoever, thereunto belonging 
or in anywise apper-
taining:  Together with privilege of hunting, hawking and fowling in and upon 
the same, and all mines
and minerals whatsoever; saving and reserving, nevertheless, to us, our heirs 
and successours, all white
pine-trees, if any there should be found growing theron; and also saving and 
reserving, nevertheless, to us,
our heirs and successours, one tenth-part of mines of gold and silver only:  
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD,
the said tract of one hundred acres of land and all and singular other the
premises hereby granted unto the said George Hartsfield his
heirs and assigns for ever, in free and common soccage, the said
George Hartsfield his heirs and assigns yielding and paying therfor
unto us, our heirs and successours, or to our Receiver=General for the time 
being, or to his Deputy or
Deputies for the time being, yearly, that is to say, on the twenty-fifth day 
of March, in every year at the
rate of three shillings sterling, or four shillings proclamation money, for 
every hundred acres, and so in
proportion, according to the numr. of acres, contained herein; the same to 
commence at the expiration of two years from the date hereof.  Provided 
always, and this present Grant is upon condition, ne
vertheless, that the said George Hartsfield his
heirs or assign, shall and do, yearly, and every year, and after the date of 
these present, clear and cul-
tivate at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in 
proportion according to
the number of acres herein contained; AND ALSO shall and do enter a minute or 
docket of these our 
letters patent in the office of our Auditor-General for the time being, in 
our said Province4, within Six
months from the date hereof; AND upon condition, that if the said rent, 
hereby reserved, shall happen
to be in arrear and unpaid for the space of three years from the time it 
shall become due, and no
distress can be found on the said lands, tenements and hereditaments hereby 
granted; or if the said
George Hartsfield, his heirs or assigns shall neglect to clear and cultivate 
yearly and every year,
at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in 
proportion, according the num-
ber of acres herin contained, or if a minute or docket of these our letters 
patent, shall not be entered
in the office of our Auditor-General for the time being, in our said 
Province, within six months from
the date hereof, that then and in any of these cases, this present Grant 
shall cease, and determine and be
utterly void; and the said lands, tenements and hereditaments hereby granted, 
and every part and parcel there-
of, shall revert to us, our heirs and successours, as fully and absolutely, 
as if the same had never been granted.

Given under the Great Seal of our said Province.
WITNESS The Honble.William Bull Esqr. Lieut.
Governor and Commander in chief in and over our said Province of 
South-Carolina, this
Eighteenth Day of May
Anno Dom. 1773 in the Thirteenth Year of our Reign.
Wm. (L. M. S.) Bull
Signed by his Honor the Lieut. Governor in Council
And hath thereunto a plat there
of annexed, representing the                    Geo. Davidson
same, certified by Jas. Purcell                     J? C. C.
pro Dy. Surveyor General.
6 April 1773


A Memorial exhibited by George Hartsfield to be registered in the Audr.
Genls. Office of a plantation or tract of 100 Acres of Land Situate in Craven
County SW of Little Pee Dee bounding on all sides by vacant Land
Survey Certified the 6th of April 1773 & Granted the 18th of May 1773 to the
Memrl. Lb.Sht.3/Stg.or 4/ pro* per 100 Acres to Commence two years from
the date In Witness Whereof he hat herunto Set his hand the 8th
Sepr. 1773 John Dozer D. T. deld. Octr. 13, 1773 to Jonathan Avant.

<*Difficult to transcribe the underlined portion.  Seems to be monetary in 
nature.>

paragraph from the 100 acre plat for George Hartsfield from microfilm roll 0022607, Volume 15 of plats, p. 334. South Carolina Pursuant to a precept directed by Jno. Bremar Esq. S. Genríl* dated Nov. 5th 1771, I have admeasured and laid out unto George Hartsfield a plantation or Tract of Land containing on hundred acres on the S.W. side of Little PeDee Situate lying & being in Craven County, Bounded on all sides by vacant Land and hath such shape, form and marks as the above plat represents. Certified this 28th day of Novír 1771 John Dozer, D. Survír <*unsure transcription underlined above>

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