State of South Carolina
Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Pearson of the District and State aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to me paid by Francis Britton of the District aforesaid have granted, bargained, sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto said Francis Britton a certain piece or parcel of land containing eighty seven acres more or less being part of a tract of land containing 350 acres. The said 87 acres being the upper part of the lower half (of said 350 acres) bounded on the N. West by lands belonging to Henry Hodges, S. East by lands of William H. Pearson. The said three hundred (and fifty) acres, was granted to John Newberry by James Glen Esquire, the grant bearing date April the thirteenth 1748 and conveyed by John Newberry to Richard Hodges by a Deed of Conveyance bearing date the fifth day of September 1750 and from said Richard Hodges to John Hodges, and from said John Hodges to Moses Pearson by a deed of conveyance bearing date the twenty-sixth day of September 1791. And from the said Moses Pearson to Thomas Pearson by a Will; and from the said Thomas Pearson to Francis Britton who is now a party to them presents: situated in the District aforesaid together with all and singular the rights mentioned heridetaments and appertaining to have and to hold - all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Francis Britton, his heirs and assigns forward. And I do hereby bind myself, my heirs executors and Administrators to warrents and forever defend and all singular the said premises until the said Francis Britton his heirs and assigns against - myself and my heirs and against to my person or persons whomever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof.
Witness my hand and seal the first day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and five and in the thirteenth year of the Independence of the United States of America
Signed Sealed and Delivered
In the presence of
William H. Pearson Thomas Pearson L.S.
State of South Carolina
Personally appeared, Barnabas Henegan Before me William Whitfield one of the Justices of the quorum for said District who being duly sworn and saith that he saw Thomas Pearson, sign, seal and deliver the within instrument of writing to Francis Britton for the use & purposes therein mentioned and that he also saw William H. Pearson subscribe his name as another witness at the same time with himself.
Sworn to before me this 21st Day Barnabas Henegan
Of March 1806 Recorded 1 April 1806
Book G1, Page 46
Transcribed and contributed by Glenn Pearson.
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