William Henry PEARSON
State of South Carolina
To all whom these presents shall come, know ye that I William Henry Pearson, of Marlborough District, in the aforesaid State for and in consideration of the sum of seven hundred dollars to me paid by Hartwell Ayers all that plantation or tract of land where on I now live situated lying and being in the district and state aforesaid on the south side of Three Creeks being the lower part of a tract of land originally granted to John Newberry by grant bearing date the thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty: which said tract of land hereby intended to be conveyed is the one fourth part of the said tract of land granted to the said John Newberry commonly known by the name of the Big Plantation (the residue of which is owned by Francis Miles and Francis Britton, being that part of the said tract of Big Plantation which was divided to me by my father, the late Moses Pearson contain and by estimation on a hundred and four acres and bounded by the lands of Francis Britton, Thomas Hodges, & this said William H. Pearson together with all and singular the rights, members, heridetaments and appertenances there unto belonging or any wise incident or appertaining. To have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto him the said Hartwell Ayers his heirs and assigns in fee simple forever. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty eight day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen and in the thirty seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America.
Whereas the above named William Henry Pearson hath signed sealed and delivered unto the said Hartwell Ayers a certain bond bearing date with these presents with penal sums of one thousand four hundred conditioned to be void on the payment of Seven hundred dollars and the interest thereon on the first day of April next. Now if the said William Henry Pearson shall well and truly pay the said sum of money mentioned in the said bond and shall well and truly perform of thereof according to the meaning and intention of the said bond, this the above deed of conveyance of Rec premises therein described shall be and this same is hereby declared to be void and of no effect whatever, otherwise it is to be of full force and virtue.
Signed sealed and delivered on the William Henry Pearson
Above written in the presence of
Recorded 30th August 1813
H1, Page 38
Transcribed and contributed by Glenn Pearson.
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