Merrel Phillips deed dated 1868

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Transription of Merrell Phillips deed of 1868[1]


The Indenture made the thirty first day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight between Merrill Phillips & his wife Elizabeth Phillips of the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina of the one part and Berry Phillips of the county of Chatham & State.

Aforesaid of the other part witnessed that the said Merrill Phillips & his wife Elizabeth far and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and Seventy five Dollars to them paid in hand by the said Berry Phillips at the time of executing these presents the receipt of whereof is hereby fully acknowledged hath granted bargained sold & conveyed aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell convey alien and confirm unto the said Berry Phillips his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land in the county of Chatham and State of North Carolina.

Situated near the waters of Tysons creek adjoining the lands John Gross Joel Hilliard and others bounded as follows ( ) beginning at a five knot corner Joel Hilliard's corner in Josiah Cheeks line running east Fifty Seven poles to a Red Oak Thence South with hedgepath line Eighty poles to a lightwood stump Thence East Fifty four poles to a red oak. Thence South Six poles to a stake on the south side of the road. Thence East sixty four poles to a stake and pointers near the road. Thence South one hundred and sixty poles to a dead oak. Thence west one hundred and seventy seven poles to a Post oak in Briton Grose. Thence South with Joel Hilliards line to the beginning containing one hundred and fifty seven acres more or less to have and to hold the said lands and premises and all and singular the tenements heridements woods ways waters minerals privileges & appertainences thereto belonging to the said Berry Phillips his heirs and assigns free from the claims of any and all persons whatever and the said Meril Phillips and his wife Elizabeth Phillips their heirs & assigns will warrant and defend the title of the above described land into the said Berry Phillips his heirs and assigns in testimony whereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and year above written.

Signed sealed and

Merril his Phillips seal

delivered in presence

Elizabeth her Phillips seal
S.H. McManus
Edmond Phillips
North Carolina Chatham County

S.W. Brewer being duly sworn says that he believes the foregoing in the genuine signature of S.H.. McManus as witness to the foregoing deed he having often seen him write

Sworn and subscribed to

S. W. Brewer

Before me the 13th oct 1891

S M Holt - CoC

North Carolina Superior Court Chatham County

The execution of the foregoing instrument is duly proven by the affidavit of S.W. Brewer as is the signature of S. H. McManus one of the subscribing witnesses. Let the instrument and certificate be registered Oct 13th 1891.

S.M. Holt - CoC

Deed for record the 18th day of Oct 1891

DH Marsh Reg of Deeds

Transcription Credit

  1. Transcribed by Robert Earl Phillips Jr. and Maggie Phillips, March 27, 2006