Pitt County Register of Deeds, Book K, p 404
State of North Carolina, To all to Whom these Presents Shall Come – Greeting:
Know ye, that we, for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds shillings
for ever hundred acres hereby granted, paid into our Treasury by Lewis Pipkin,
have given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant unto the said
Lewis Pipkin a tract of land containing thirty three acres, lying and being in
our County of Pitt, fork of Little Contentnea. Beginning at a pine said Pipkins
corner thence north forty two poles to a pine John Moyes corner thence with his
line south sixty degrees one hundred and seventy one poles to a water oak in
the Old line thence with the old south sixty west forty pole to a pine Lewis
Pipkins corner thence with said Pipkins line to the beginning as by the Plat
hereunto annexed doth appear; together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals,
hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining:
To hold to the said Lewis Pipkin, his heirs and assigns forever, yielding and
paying to us such sums of money, yearly or otherwise, as our General Assembly
from time to time may direct.
Provided always, that the said Lewis Pipkin shall cause this grant to be
registered in the Register’s office of our said County of Pitt within twelve
months from the date hereof; otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect.
In testimony whereof, we have caused our Great Seal to be hereunto affixed.
Witness: Richard Dobbs Speight, Esquire, our Governor, Captain General and
Commander in Chief, at Newbern, the twenty sixth day of November in the
eighteenth year of our Independence, and in the year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and ninety.
By his Excellys Com’d Rich’d Dobbs Spaight
J. Glasgow Secretary
Surveyed May 10, 1792
Jesse Pipkin and George Tyer – Chain bearers sworn
Jesse Moye D. Surv.