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Gates County Deed Book 19 pages 19& 25

Gates County, NC - Deed Book 19 pages 24 & 25

This Indenture make and entered into this Fifteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and forty four between Robert S. Howell of the County of Gates and State of North Carolina of the first part, William P. Moore of the second part, and Abram Riddick of the third part, both of Hertford County and State of North Carolina wittnesseth that whereas the said Robert Howell is justly indebted to Abram Riddick in the sum of one hundred and seventy six dollars and forty four cents due by bond bearing date April the first one thousand eight hundred and forty four, with interest from the date which debt the said Howell is willing and desirous to be paid and is also willing and desirous to save the said Riddick harmless and free from damage by reason of these surety ships. Now This Indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the promises and the further sum of one dollar to him in hand paid by the said William P. Moore, Trustee, the receipt of which I the said Robert S. Howell do acknowledge. I the said Howell hath given, granted, bargained, & sold unto him the said William P. Moore Trustee the following property ?_? one tract or parcel of land on which I the said Howell am now living containing one hundred and forty acres more or less, lying on the east side of Somerton creek and bounded by the lands of Edwin Howell, Drew M. Saunders and others, one other tract on the west side of Somerton creek containing one hundred and two acres more or less, bounded by the lands of John W. Darden, the late Dempsey Howell and others all of which land is in the said County of Gates and State of North Carolina, and was purchased by me at the sale of my fathers lands in said City and State sold by a decree of the Court, also one horse, one cart, 1 pr wheels, cart gear, six head of cattle, Twenty head of hogs, two beds, steads & furniture, all of my chairs, chests, trunks, tables, crockery & all my kitchen furniture and cooking utensils, all my farming utensils, working tools & one apple mill, all my casks of every description together with twenty barrels of corn and two thousand pounds blade fodder, To have and to hold all the aforesaid until the said William P. Moore and his heirs forever, upon trust nevertheless that the said Robert S. Howell is to remain in quiet possession of all the aforesaid property until required by the said Abram Riddick to be sold whereupon the said William P.Moore Trustee shall after advertising for ten days proceed to sell for cash or otherwise all the aforesaid property herein conveyed or intended to be conveyed and first after paying the cost of the sale & pay to Abram Riddick the aforesaid note of one hundred and seventy six dollars and forty four cents with interest from April 1st 1844 and the balance if any pay over to the said Robert S. Howell. As witnesses we the several parties have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and date first before written, - Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of ~ Robert J. Fitch.

Robert S x Howell (SEAL)

(his mark)

William P. Moore (SEAL)

A. Riddick (SEAL)

 

 

State of N. Carolina Gates County Court August 1844.

 

The execution of the within Deed of Trust from Robert S. Howell to William P. Moore Trustee and Abram Riddick was proved in open Court by the oath of Robert J. Fitch a subscribing witness and ordered to be registered. ~

 

Test

 

W. G. Daughtry, Clk

 

The foregoing Deed in Trust was delivered to me for registration the 7th day of September 1844, and was registered the 16th day of September 1844. ~

John Walton P. R.

 

Gates County Deed Book 19 pages 24& 25

DEED OF TRUST

Gates County, NC - Deed Book 19 pages 24 & 25


This Indenture make and entered into this Fifteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and forty four between Robert S. Howell of the County of Gates and State of North Carolina of the first part, William P. Moore of the second part, and Abram Riddick of the third part, both of Hertford County and State of North Carolina wittnesseth that whereas the said Robert Howell is justly indebted to Abram Riddick in the sum of one hundred and seventy six dollars and forty four cents due by bond bearing date April the first one thousand eight hundred and forty four, with interest from the date which debt the said Howell is willing and desirous to be paid and is also willing and desirous to save the said Riddick harmless and free from damage by reason of these surety ships. Now This Indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the promises and the further sum of one dollar to him in hand paid by the said William P. Moore, Trustee, the receipt of which I the said Robert S. Howell do acknowledge. I the said Howell hath given, granted, bargained, & sold unto him the said William P. Moore Trustee the following property ?_? one tract or parcel of land on which I the said Howell am now living containing one hundred and forty acres more or less, lying on the east side of Somerton creek and bounded by the lands of Edwin Howell, Drew M. Saunders and others, one other tract on the west side of Somerton creek containing one hundred and two acres more or less, bounded by the lands of John W. Darden, the late Dempsey Howell and others all of which land is in the said County of Gates and State of North Carolina, and was purchased by me at the sale of my fathers lands in said City and State sold by a decree of the Court, also one horse, one cart, 1 pr wheels, cart gear, six head of cattle, Twenty head of hogs, two beds, steads & furniture, all of my chairs, chests, trunks, tables, crockery & all my kitchen furniture and cooking utensils, all my farming utensils, working tools & one apple mill, all my casks of every description together with twenty barrels of corn and two thousand pounds blade fodder, To have and to hold all the aforesaid until the said William P. Moore and his heirs forever, upon trust nevertheless that the said Robert S. Howell is to remain in quiet possession of all the aforesaid property until required by the said Abram Riddick to be sold whereupon the said William P.Moore Trustee shall after advertising for ten days proceed to sell for cash or otherwise all the aforesaid property herein conveyed or intended to be conveyed and first after paying the cost of the sale & pay to Abram Riddick the aforesaid note of one hundred and seventy six dollars and forty four cents with interest from April 1st 1844 and the balance if any pay over to the said Robert S. Howell. As witnesses we the several parties have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and date first before written, - Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of ~ Robert J. Fitch.
Robert S x Howell  (SEAL)
(his mark)
William P. Moore    (SEAL)
•    Riddick (SEAL)

State of N. Carolina Gates County Court  August 1844.

The execution of the within Deed of Trust from Robert S. Howell to William P. Moore Trustee and Abram Riddick was proved in open Court by the oath of Robert J. Fitch a subscribing witness and ordered to be registered. ~

Test

W. G. Daughtry, Clk

The foregoing Deed in Trust was delivered to me for registration the 7th day of September 1844, and was registered the 16th day of September 1844. ~
John Walton    P. R.

Hertford County Deed Book 3 page 34 TEXT

DEED BOOK 3 Page 34

State of North Carolina, Hertford COUNTY.

THIS INDENTURE, made and entered into this 18th day of June A.D. 1887, by and between Robert S. Howell and wife Mariah Howell of Hertford County aforesaid, party of the first part, R. W. Winborne of Hertford County in said State, party of the second part, and B. B. Winborne of Hertford County aforesaid, party of the third part:

Witnesseth, For that whereas the said R. S. & Mariah Howell is indebted to the said B. B. Winborne for value by him, in the sum of Eighty-five Dollars for which the said R. S. & Mariah Howell have executed and delivered to said B. B. Winborne as aforesaid their bond of even date with this deed, in the sum of Eighty-five dollars payable One year after date, with interest thereon from the date until paid, at the rate of eight per centum per annum, payable annually, and it has been agreed that the payment of said debt shall be secured by the conveyance of the land herein after described.

Now Therefore, in consideration of the premises and for the purpose aforesaid, and for the sum of one dollar to the party of the first part paid by the party of the second part aforesaid, said Robert S. Howell and wife Mariah Howell have bargained, sold, given, granted and conveyed, and, by these presents, do bargain, sell, give, grant, and convey to said R. W. Winborne his heirs and assigns, a certain tract of land lying and being in Hertford County aforesaid, and more particularly described and defined, as follows: The tract of land in Maneys Neck Township adjoining the lands of S. D. Winborne, Charles Whitley, Abram Wills, and Gastine Rowferthus and known as the “Old Wiggins” place containing one hundred acres more of less.

To have and to hold said land and premises, with all rights, privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him, said R. W. Winborne, his heirs and assigns, upon the trusts and for the uses and purposes following, and none other, that is to say:

If the said R. S. & Mariah Howell shall fail or neglect to pay interest on said bond as the same may herein after become due, or both principal and interest at the maturity of the bond, or any part of either, then on application of said B. B. Winborne his assignee or other person who may be entitled to the moneys due theron, it shall be lawful for, and the duty of the said R. W. Winborne to advertise in three or more public places in Hertford County aforesaid, for a time not less than thirty days, therein appointing a day and place of sale, and at such time and place to expose said lands at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, and upon such sale to convey such title to the purchaser.

And the said R. W. Winborne first retaining 5 per centum commissions on the sale of the whole of said land sold as a compensation for making such sale out of the proceeds of such sale, shall apply so much of the residue as may be necessary to pay off and discharge said bond and all interest then accrued, and due thereon, and shall pay the surplus if any, to said Mariah Howell.

It is further stipulated and agreed, That any statement of facts or recital by said Trustee in his deed in relation to the non-payment of the money secured to be paid, the amount due, the advertisement, sale, receipt of the money, and the execution of the deed to the purchaser, shall be received as prima facie evidence of such fact.

And it is stipulated and agreed, That if said R. S. and Mariah Howell shall pay off said bond and interest and discharge fully the trusts herein declared before such sale, or the same shall be done by a sale of part of said lands, then so much of said lands as may not have been sold and are not required to meet any of said trusts, shall be reconveyed to said Mariah Howell or the title thereto be revested in her according to the provision of law.

In Testimony Whereof, the said R. S. Howell and wife Mariah Howell do hereto subscribe their respective names and affix their several seals.

WITNESS L. W. Rolfe R. S. x Howell (SEAL)

His Mark

Maria Howell (SEAL)

North Carolina }

Hertford County} Be it known that on the 18th day of June 1887 personally came before me R. S. & Mariah Howell the signers and sealers of the foresaid deed of trust- and acknowledged the same to be their own free act and deed; And Mariah Howell wife of the said R. S. Howell upon examination by me separate and apart from her husband acknowledge that she executed the same freely and of her own accord for the purpose and intent therein expressed and without any fear or compulsion of her husband or any other person, and that she doth still voluntarily assent thereto.

Witness my hand and private seal.

L. W. Rolfe, J. P. (SEAL)

North Carolina }

Hertford County} The foregoing certificate of L. W. Rolfe, J. P. of Hertford County is adjudged to be correct and sufficient. Let the deed with the certificate & this order be registered. This 21st day of June 1887.

Thos. D. Boone, Clk. of Court

Recorded June 21st 1887. W. L. Daniel

Register of Deeds

 

Hertford County Deed Book 3 Page 34 PHOTO

Hertford County Deed Book P pages 220, 221,223 TEXT

DEED OF TRUST

DEED BOOK P - PAGES 220, 221, 222 AND 223

HERTFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE

WINTON, NORTH CAROLINA

This Deed made this the 19th day of April 1887, by D. Wiggins and wife L. Wiggins of the town of Hillsboro, Alabama, to Mariah Howell wife of Robert S. Howell of Southampton County, state of Virginia, Wittnesseth: That the said D. Wiggins and wife L. Wiggins for and in consideration of the sum of Eighty five Dollars to them in hand paid by the said Mariah Howell, the receipt-whereof is hereby and acknowledged have bargained, sold, and conveyed and by these presents do bargain, sell, and convey to the said Mariah Howell her heirs and assigns all of their right, title, interest and estate in and to a certain tract of land in Hertford County, North Carolina, adjoining the lands of Gaston Cooper, Ormand Bryant, Chas Whitley, S. D. Winborne and others, containing 100 acres more or less and known as the “Old Wiggins Home Place”. To have and to hold said interest in said (and together with all privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging to the use of her the said Mariah Howell and her heirs forever. And the said D. Wiggins covenants with the said Mariah Howell that he is seized in fee of said interest, which he believes to be five twelfths, that he has a right-to convey the same, that the same is free from all encumbrances, and that he will defend and warrant the title to the said interest against the lawful claims of any all persons whatsoever.

In testimony whereof the said D. Wiggins and wife L. Wiggins have hereto set their hands and seals, this the day and year

first above written. }

signed and delivered } D. Wiggins (SEAL)

in presence of R. A. Neely} L. Wiggins (SEAL)

The State of Alabama }

Lawrence County } I Samuel F. Scott a Notary Republic & ex-officio J. P. in and for the County and State aforesaid do hereby Certify the D. Wiggins whose name is signed to the above conveyance and who is known to me acknowledged before me on this day that being informed of the contents of the conveyance he executed the same voluntarily on the day the same bears date. Given under my hand and seal this the 19th day of April 1887. Saml. F. Scott, Notary

Public & ex officio J. P.

The State of Alabama }

Lawrence County } I Samuel F. Scott a Notary Republic & ex-officio J. P. do hereby Certify that on the 19th day of April 1887, came before me the within named L. Wiggins known to me to be the wife of the within named D. Wiggins who being examined separate and apart from the husband touching her signature to the within conveyance acknowledged that she signed the name of her own free will and accend and with-out-fear, constraint or threats on the part of the husband.

In witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 19th day of April 1887.

(OFFICIAL) Saml. F. Scott, Notary Public

(SEAL ) and ex officio J. P.

North Carolina }

Hertford County } The foregoing certificate of Samuel F. Scott a Notary Public & ex officio J. P. in and for Lawrence County Alabama with his Official Seal attached is adjudged to be correct and sufficient. Let the certificate and this order be registered. This 21st day of June 1887.

Thos D. Boone, Clk, Sup. Court.

Registered June 21st 1887. W. L. Daniel, Register

This Deed made this 20th day of April 1887, by William Wiggins and wife M. L. Wiggins of Montgomery, Alabama to Mariah Howell wife of Robert S. Howell of Southampton County, state of Virginia: That the said Wm Wiggins and wife M. L. Wiggins for and consideration of the sum of eighty five dollars to them in hand paid by said Mariah Howell the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have bargained, sold and conveyed, and by these presents do bargain, sell and convey to said Mariah Howell her heirs and assigns all of their right-title, interest and estate in and to a certain tract of land lying in Hertford County North Carolina, adjoining the lands of Gaston Cooper, Ormand Bryant, Chas Whitley, S. D. Winborne and others, containing one hundred acres more or less and known as the “Old Wiggins Home Place”. To have and to hold said interest in said land together with all privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging to the use of her the said Mariah Howell and her heirs forever. And the said Wm. Wiggins covenants with the said Mariah Howell that he is seized of said interest which he believes to be five twelfths in fee, that he has a right-to convey same, that the same is free from all encumbrances, and that he will warrant and defend the title to same against the lawful claims of any and all persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof the said Wm. Wiggins and wife M. L. Wiggins have hereto set their hands and seals this the day and year first-above written, Signed, Sealed and }

delivered in presence of } W. D. Wiggins (SEAL)

Jno. Randolph, H. H. Mathews} M. L. Wiggins (SEAL)

State of Alabama }

Montgomery County}

Be it known that on this 29th day of April 1887 personally came before me Wm. D. Wiggins and M. L. Wiggins the signers and sealers of the foregoing deed of trust and acknowledged the same to be their free act and deed. And M. L. Wiggins wife of the said Wm. D. Wiggins upon examination by me separate and apart from her husband, acknowledged that she executed the same freely and of her own accord for the purpose and intent therein expressed, and without any fear or compulsion from anyone. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and official seal this day and year above written.

(OFFICIAL SEAL) F. C. Randolph, Judge of Probate

Montgomery County, Ala.

North Carolina }

Hertford County}

The foregoing certificate of F. C. Randolph, Judge of Probate, Montgomery Co Ala. with his official seal attached is adjudged to be correct and sufficient. Let the Deed with the Certificate and this order be registered. This 21st day of June 1887.

Thos D. Boone, Clk. Sup. Court

Registered June 21st 1887. W.L. Daniel, Register.

 

Hertford County Deed Book 3 Page 34

 

DEED BOOK 3 – PAGE 34

HERTFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE

WINTON, NORTH CAROLINA

State of North Carolina, Hertford COUNTY.

THIS INDENTURE, made and entered into this 18th day of June A.D. 1887, by and between Robert S. Howell and wife Mariah Howell of Hertford County aforesaid, party of the first part, R. W. Winborne of Hertford County in said State, party of the second part, and B. B. Winborne of Hertford County aforesaid, party of the third part:

Witnesseth, For that whereas the said R. S. & Mariah Howell is indebted to the said B. B. Winborne for value by him, in the sum of Eighty-five Dollars for which the said R. S. & Mariah Howell have executed and delivered to said B. B. Winborne as aforesaid their bond of even date with this deed, in the sum of Eighty-five dollars payable One year after date, with interest thereon from the date until paid, at the rate of eight per centum per annum, payable annually, and it has been agreed that the payment of said debt shall be secured by the conveyance of the land herein after described.

Now Therefore, in consideration of the premises and for the purpose aforesaid, and for the sum of one dollar to the party of the first part paid by the party of the second part aforesaid, said Robert S. Howell and wife Mariah Howell have bargained, sold, given, granted and conveyed, and, by these presents, do bargain, sell, give, grant, and convey to said R. W. Winborne his heirs and assigns, a certain tract of land lying and being in Hertford County aforesaid, and more particularly described and defined, as follows: The tract of land in Maneys Neck Township adjoining the lands of S. D. Winborne, Charles Whitley, Abram Wills, and Gastine Rowferthus and known as the “Old Wiggins” place containing one hundred acres more of less.

To have and to hold said land and premesis, with all rights, privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him, said R. W. Winborne, his heirs and assigns, upon the trusts and for the uses and purposes following, and none other, that is to say:

If the said R. S. & Mariah Howell shall fail or neglect to pay interest on said bond as the same may herein after become due, or both principal and interest at the maturity of the bond, or any part of either, then on application of said B. B. Winborne his assignee or other person who may be entitled to the moneys due theron, it shall be lawful for, and the duty of the said R. W. Winborne to advertise in three or more public places in Hertford County aforesaid, for a time not less than thirty days, therein appointing a day and place of sale, and at such time and place to expose said lands at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, and upon such sale to convey such title to the purchaser.

And the said R. W. Winborne first retaining 5 per centum commissions on the sale of the whole of said land sold as a compensation for making such sale out of the proceeds of such sale, shall apply so much of the residue as may be necessary to pay off and discharge said bond and all interest then accrued, and due thereon, and shall pay the surplus if any, to said Mariah Howell.

It is further stipulated and agreed, That any statement of facts or recital by said Trustee in his deed in relation to the non-payment of the money secured to be paid, the amount due, the advertisement, sale, receipt of the money, and the execution of the deed to the purchaser, shall be received as prima facie evidence of such fact.

And it is stipulated and agreed, That if said R. S. and Mariah Howell shall pay off said bond and interest and discharge fully the trusts herein declared before such sale, or the same shall be done by a sale of part of said lands, then so much of said lands as may not have been sold and are not required to meet any of said trusts, shall be reconveyed to said Mariah Howell or the title thereto be revested in her according to the provision of law.

In Testimony Whereof, the said R. S. Howell and wife Mariah Howell do hereto subscribe their respective names and affix their several seals.

WITNESS L. W. Rolfe R. S. x Howell (SEAL)

His Mark

Maria Howell (SEAL)


North Carolina }

Hertford County} Be it known that on the 18th day of June 1887 personally came before me R. S. & Mariah Howell the signers and sealers of the foresaid deed of trust- and acknowledged the same to be their own free act and deed; And Mariah Howell wife of the said R. S. Howell upon examination by me separate and apart from her husband acknowledge that she executed the same freely and of her own accord for the purpose and intent therein expressed and without any fear or compulsion of her husband or any other person, and that she doth still voluntarily assent thereto.

Witness my hand and private seal.

L. W. Rolfe, J. P. (SEAL)

North Carolina }

Hertford County} The foregoing certificate of L. W. Rolfe, J. P. of Hertford County is adjudged to be correct and sufficient. Let the deed with the certificate & this order be registered. This 21st day of June 1887.

Thos. D. Boone, Clk. of Court

Recorded June 21st 1887. W. L. Daniel

Register of Deeds

 

Hertford County Deed Book 3 Page 34

 

DEED BOOK 3 – PAGE 34

HERTFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE

WINTON, NORTH CAROLINA

State of North Carolina, Hertford COUNTY.

THIS INDENTURE, made and entered into this 18th day of June A.D. 1887, by and between Robert S. Howell and wife Mariah Howell of Hertford County aforesaid, party of the first part, R. W. Winborne of Hertford County in said State, party of the second part, and B. B. Winborne of Hertford County aforesaid, party of the third part:

Witnesseth, For that whereas the said R. S. & Mariah Howell is indebted to the said B. B. Winborne for value by him, in the sum of Eighty-five Dollars for which the said R. S. & Mariah Howell have executed and delivered to said B. B. Winborne as aforesaid their bond of even date with this deed, in the sum of Eighty-five dollars payable One year after date, with interest thereon from the date until paid, at the rate of eight per centum per annum, payable annually, and it has been agreed that the payment of said debt shall be secured by the conveyance of the land herein after described.

Now Therefore, in consideration of the premises and for the purpose aforesaid, and for the sum of one dollar to the party of the first part paid by the party of the second part aforesaid, said Robert S. Howell and wife Mariah Howell have bargained, sold, given, granted and conveyed, and, by these presents, do bargain, sell, give, grant, and convey to said R. W. Winborne his heirs and assigns, a certain tract of land lying and being in Hertford County aforesaid, and more particularly described and defined, as follows: The tract of land in Maneys Neck Township adjoining the lands of S. D. Winborne, Charles Whitley, Abram Wills, and Gastine Rowferthus and known as the “Old Wiggins” place containing one hundred acres more of less.

To have and to hold said land and premesis, with all rights, privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him, said R. W. Winborne, his heirs and assigns, upon the trusts and for the uses and purposes following, and none other, that is to say:

If the said R. S. & Mariah Howell shall fail or neglect to pay interest on said bond as the same may herein after become due, or both principal and interest at the maturity of the bond, or any part of either, then on application of said B. B. Winborne his assignee or other person who may be entitled to the moneys due theron, it shall be lawful for, and the duty of the said R. W. Winborne to advertise in three or more public places in Hertford County aforesaid, for a time not less than thirty days, therein appointing a day and place of sale, and at such time and place to expose said lands at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, and upon such sale to convey such title to the purchaser.

And the said R. W. Winborne first retaining 5 per centum commissions on the sale of the whole of said land sold as a compensation for making such sale out of the proceeds of such sale, shall apply so much of the residue as may be necessary to pay off and discharge said bond and all interest then accrued, and due thereon, and shall pay the surplus if any, to said Mariah Howell.

It is further stipulated and agreed, That any statement of facts or recital by said Trustee in his deed in relation to the non-payment of the money secured to be paid, the amount due, the advertisement, sale, receipt of the money, and the execution of the deed to the purchaser, shall be received as prima facie evidence of such fact.

And it is stipulated and agreed, That if said R. S. and Mariah Howell shall pay off said bond and interest and discharge fully the trusts herein declared before such sale, or the same shall be done by a sale of part of said lands, then so much of said lands as may not have been sold and are not required to meet any of said trusts, shall be reconveyed to said Mariah Howell or the title thereto be revested in her according to the provision of law.

In Testimony Whereof, the said R. S. Howell and wife Mariah Howell do hereto subscribe their respective names and affix their several seals.

WITNESS L. W. Rolfe R. S. x Howell (SEAL)

His Mark

Maria Howell (SEAL)


North Carolina }

Hertford County} Be it known that on the 18th day of June 1887 personally came before me R. S. & Mariah Howell the signers and sealers of the foresaid deed of trust- and acknowledged the same to be their own free act and deed; And Mariah Howell wife of the said R. S. Howell upon examination by me separate and apart from her husband acknowledge that she executed the same freely and of her own accord for the purpose and intent therein expressed and without any fear or compulsion of her husband or any other person, and that she doth still voluntarily assent thereto.

Witness my hand and private seal.

L. W. Rolfe, J. P. (SEAL)

North Carolina }

Hertford County} The foregoing certificate of L. W. Rolfe, J. P. of Hertford County is adjudged to be correct and sufficient. Let the deed with the certificate & this order be registered. This 21st day of June 1887.

Thos. D. Boone, Clk. of Court

Recorded June 21st 1887. W. L. Daniel

Register of Deeds

 

SHC Deed Book 32 page 492

DEED BOOK 32, page 492

Southampton County

Robert S. and Nancy Howell and Wm. Murfee

 

This Deed of Trust made the first day of May in the year 1876 between Robert S. Howell and Nancy his wife, grantors of the one part and Joseph B. Prince, Trustee, of the other part, all of Southampton County, Virginia. Witnesseth that the said Robt. S. Howell and Nancy his wife grant unto the said J. B. Prince, Trustee, the following property – one track of Land containing one hundred and twelve acres more or less and lying in Southampton County near Beau Creek Bridge bounded North and East by Allens Mill run, Jesse Glover, Wm Whitley and others on the South and West also two horses, ten head of cattle, twelve head of hogs, one cart and wheels, three feather beds, household and kitchen furniture all in trust to secure first one bond due to Cordy C. Whitfield for four hundred and dollars due 1 day of May 1876, but bearing interest from 1st day of May 1876, which bond Benj J. Bryant is Security to, then after this bond is paid, the balance if any is in trust to secure a bond due to Benj J. Bryant for one hundred and sixty one dollars & twenty five cents due 1st day of May 1876 and it is expressly agreed upon by the partys to this Deed that if a sale shall become necessary it shall be for cash after giving twenty days notice of same, and it is agreed to by the partys that when the sale does take place the said Trustee shall first pay all cash of same including commissions then pay first all of the bond due to C. C. Whitfield first mentioned and then if anything is left pay the bond due Benj J. Bryant, if enough and the balance if any pay over to the said Robert S. Howell.

Witness the following Seals and signatures this day and date first above written.

 

Witness. Robert x S. Howell (SEAL)

Rhoda T. Howell (his mark)

Nancy x Howell (SEAL)

(her mark)

State of Virginia

County of Southampton } to wit

 

I John J, Deyer a Notary Republic in the County aforesaid for the State aforesaid, do certify that Nancy, the wife of Robert S. Howell, whose name is signed to the writing above, bearing date on the 1st day of May 1876 personally appeared before me in the County aforesaid and in the State aforesaid and being examined by me privately and apart from her husband, and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Nancy Howell acknowledged the said writing to be her act and deed, and declared that she had willingly executed the same, and does not wish to retract it.

Given under my hand this 2nd day of May 1876.

 

John J Deyer

Notary Republic