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Deed to transfer land from Adam Mitchell to John McKnight and William Anderson, trustees of Buffalo Presbyterian Church
Mitchell, Adam
October 16, 1768
Volume 07, Pages 857-859

[From the Court Records of Rowan County.]

This Indenture made this sixteenth Day of October in the year of our Lord 1768 Between Adam Mitchell of the Province of North Carolina & County of Rowan Farmer, and John McKnight & William

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Anderson as Trustees for the Presbyterian Congregation on the waters of N. Buffalo &c of the same Province & County Witnesseth that the sd Adam Mitchell for & in consideration of the sum of Twenty shillings currant and Lawfull money of the aforesaid Province to him in hand paid by the sd John McKnight and William Anderson at & before the Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents, the receipt he doth hereby acknowledge hath Granted Bargained sold aliened Enfeoffed & Confirmed and by these presents doth Grant Bargain Sell & Confirm unto the sd John McKnight and William Anderson & their successor in that Office one acre of Land for the use of a Presbyterian Meeting House to those that are members of the Synod of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania & New York Synod and to that use forever, Lying and being in the afsd Province & County and Bounds thus to wit Beginning at a stake on William Anderson's line thence running west sixteen Perches to a stake Thence South Ten Perches to a stake Thence East sixteen Perches to sd Anderson's Line. Thence North along his Line Ten Perches to the Beginning, Including the Meeting House & Study House Containing & now Laid out for one acre more or less with the Rights Members & appurtenances thereof and all Houses Edifices Buildings Commons Trees woods underwoods ways Paths Water Courses Hereditaments & Premises belonging or in any wise appurtaining and also all the Right Title Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the sd Adam Mitchell of in or to the sd Premises, To Have and to hold the sd Described one acre of Land and Hereditament and premises to the only use and Behoof of them the sd John McKnight & William Anderson and their successors in that office for the use of those that are members of the Synod of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and New York Synod forever and the sd Adam Mitchell for himself his exrs admrs, doth convenant and agree to and with the sd John McKnight & William Anderson and their successors that said Premises now is and forever hereafter shall remain and be free and clear of and from all former and other Gifts Bargains Sales Dower and Title of Dower Mortgages arrears Jointures Dues Charges and Incumbrances whatsoever prior to the Date hereof the Quit rents Due and to grow Due and payable to the Earl of Granville's heirs and successors only fore prised and excepted and further that the said Adam Mitchell and his Heirs all and singular the premises Granted and Released or mentioned or intended so to be with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John McKnight & William Anderson and their successors being
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members of the Presbyterian Synod of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and New York Synod forever against him the said Adam Mitchell and his Heirs and against all and every person or persons claiming right Title or Interest thereunto by from or under them or him shall and will warrant and forever Defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Adam Mitchell hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the Day and year above mentioned.

ADAM
his
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MITCHELL [Seal]
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
Thomas Donnell
John Mitchell