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Contributed by Jeanne Small

				 
THIS INDENTURE made the second day of May in the Thirty first year of the reign
of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, 
France and Ireland, King defender of the faith____and in the year of our Lord God,
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty seven viz Between JOHN LUKE of the
 Welch Tract in the County of Craven and Province of South Carolina, planter of the
 first part and JOSEPH LUKE, planter of the same place and province, of other part, 
Witnesseth that whereas his Excellency William Bull, Esq., governor of the said 
province by deed of Grant bearing Date the fifteenth day of September One Thousand
 and Forty three and in the seventeenth year of His Majesty's Reign King George the
 second____under the Great Seal of the province for the consideration therein mentioned
did give and grant unto JOHN LUKE his heirs and assigns forever all that plantation 
or tract of land containing four hundred acres situate, lying and being in Craven County
in the Welch Tract butting and bounding Southwest on Peedee River, Southeast on 
Phillip James land and all others on vacant land and hath such shape & marks as 
appears by a plat thereof to the said Grant Annexed as in and by the said Grant annexed
relation thereunto being had doth more fully & at large appear.  Now this Indenture
witnesseth that for and in the consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds of 
current money of South Carolina to him the said John Luke on hand paid by the 
aforesaid Joseph Luke at and before the ensealing and Delivery of these presents
the receipt whereof he the said John Luke doth hereby acknowledge & thereof and 
every part & parcel thereof doth fully and absolutely grant, align, release and_____
unto the said Joseph Luke, one hundred and thirty three acres of land being the 
upper part of the above mentioned tract of four hundred acres of land in his actual
possession now and being by virtue of a bargain & sale to him thereof made by one
Indenture of bargain & sale to him thereof made for the Term of One Year bearing
date the day next before the Execution of these presents and by virtue of the Statute 
for transferring of uses to possession and to his heirs and assigns all that plantation
and Tract of land containing one hundred & thirty three acres situate, lying and being
in the Welch Tract aforesaid together with all and singular the aforesaid land, houses,
out houses, buildings, fences, gardens, orchards, woods, under woods, timber, timber
trees, rivers, lakes, ponds, water and water courses, marshes, pastures, hawkings,
huntings, fishings, profits, commodities, advantages, hereditaments,  and 
appurtinances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining in as
full, large and ample manner to all intents and purposes whatsoever as the same
are granted to the said John Luke by Deed of Grant aforesaid under the severall
reservations & conditions  Nevertheless in the said Grant Excepted and the Revision
& reversions, remainder & remainders, Rents, uses and profits thereof and also all
the estate Right, Title, Interest, properties, profits, Claim or demand whatsoever
both in law and Equity of him the said John Luke of and in to the same & every 
part & parcell together with the said deed of Grant and plat before Recited; TO HAVE
AND TO HOLD the said plantation or tract of one hundred and thirty three acres
of land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned meant &
intended to hereby Granted and Released & every part and parcell thereof with 
their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Joseph Luke his heirs and 
assigns forever to the Only proper use and behoof of him the said Joseph Luke,
his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Luke for himself, his heirs,
executors, administrators doth covenant, promise and grant to and with the said
Joseph Luke. his heirs and assigns by these presents that for and notwithstanding
any act, Manner or thing whatsoever has made, done or committed or to be had,
made, done or committed or Suffered to be done by the said John Luke or his heirs
to the contrary, it shall and may be lawfull  for him the said Joseph Luke, his
heirs and assigns from time to time and at all times hereafter, Peasably (sic) and Quietly
TO HAVE, HOLD, USE, occupy, possess and enjoy ye said tract of one hundred
and thirty three acres of land and all and singular other the premises herein 
mentioned or intended to be hereby Granted & Released and every part and 
parcel there with their and every of their appurtenances without any the least
suit let hindrance or Molestation of him the said John Luke, his heirs, executors,
Administrators or Assigns His Majesties' Quit rents, services, country taxes
and Duties which shall become due and payable on the above mentioned 
premises being nevertheless Excepted and fore prized.  In Witness whereof the
said John Luke hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his Seal the day and year
first above written.
							John Luke (his seal)

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of 

Charles Cosnahan
Thos. Edwards   (his mark)
Elias Lofty   (his mark)


Personally Received  of Joseph Luke the full and Just sum  of one hundred pounds
Current money of South Carolina for the consideration of the within mentioned
____ received by me this Third day of May, 1757.

							John Luke (his seal)


Charles Cosnahan		South Carolina    } Before me, Alexander Mackintosh
Thos. Edwards  (his mark)	Craven County    } one of his Majesties' Justices of 	
Elias Lofly     (his mark)         the peace for said County Personally apeared Thomas
				Edwards who being Duly Sworn on the Holy 
				Evangelist sayeth that he saw John Luke sign, seal 
				and as his act and Deed Deliver unto Joseph Luke 
				the within Instrument of writing for the use, intent
				and purpose Therein Mentioned and that he saw
				Charles Cosnahan and Elias Lofly sign the same as
				Evidence.




Sworn to before on the
16th day of March, 1765
ALEXANDER MACKINTOSH

Recorded this 10th Sept, 1791 Deed Book AA, page 123




(The below document is a conveyance from John Luke to Joseph Luke for the same 
tract of land before mentioned but written a little differently.  It is dated a day 
before the previous.)


THIS INDENTURE made the third day in May the thirty first year of the Reign of
our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France
and Ireland King Defender of the faith____and in the year of our Lord God One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty seven Viz between JOHN LUKE of the Welch
Tract in the County of Craven and province of South Carolina, planter of the one
part, and JOSEPH LUKE of the same place, planter of the other part Witnesseth
that he the Said John Luke for and in Consideration of the Sum of One hundred 
pounds Current money of South Carolina to him in hand paid by the Said Joseph
Luke at & before the ensealing & Delivering of these presents the Receipt whereof
the said John Luke Doth hereby acknowledge have Bargained and Sold and by 
these presents doth bargain & Sell unto Joseph Luke, his heirs and Assigns one 
hundred and thirty three acres of land being the upper part of a four hundred acre
Tract which was Granted to John Luke by his Excellency WILLIAM BULL, Esq.
the fifteenth day of September One thousand Seven hundred and forty three and
hath such shape, form & marks as appears by a plat thereof to the Original Grant
Annexed together with all and Singular the houses, out houses, buildings, fencings,
Gardens, orchards, Rivers, lakes, ponds, fishings, marshes, Waters, Water Courses,
woods and under woods, timber and timber trees, Pastures, feedings, profits, 
Commodities, advantages, Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever thereunto
belonging and in any wise appertaining TO HAVE & TO HOLD the said Tract of
one hundred and thirty three acres of land and all & singular the premises herein
Mentioned or thereunto belonging and intended to be hereby bargained & Sold 
and every part & parcel thereof with there and every of there appurtenances unto
the said Joseph Luke, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns from the 
day next before the date hereof for and During the term of One Whole Year from
thence next ensuing in & fully to be Completed and ended, yielding and paying
therefore unto John Luke aforesaid, his heirs or assigns The rent of One pepper
Corn On the last day of the term only if the same be lawfully demanded to the
intent and purpose that he the Said Joseph Luke by Virtue hereof and by force of
the Statute for transferring of uses into possession may be in the actual possession
 of all and Singular the said premises herein before Mentioned & intended to be
hereby bargained & Sold & every part and parcel thereof with there & every of
appurtenances and may be enabled hereby to except and take and take a Grant 
and Release of the Reversion and Revision and Inheritance of the same premises
to the said Joseph Luke, his heirs and Assigns   forever in Witness whereof he 
the said John Luke hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his Seal The day and 
year first above Written .
Signed, Sealed and Delivered                               John Luke (seal)
in the presence of us

Charles Cosnahan
Thomas Edwards (his mark)
Elias Lofly    (his mark)

South Carolina    }    Before me Alex. Mackintosh, One of his Majesties' Justices
Craven County     }    of the Peace of the Place for said County Personally  appeared
     		          Thomas Edwards who being duly Sworn Sayeth that he saw
		          John Luke sign and seal and as his Act and Deed Deliver 
		          unto Joseph Luke the Within Instrument of writing for the 
		          use, Intent and purposes therein Mentioned and that he saw
		          Charles Cosnahan and Elias Lofly sign with him The same
		          as Evidence.    Sworn to before me the 16th day of March, 
          1765.

				Alexander Mackintosh

Recorded 10th September 1790     Book AA, page 106

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