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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Land patent granted by William Berkeley to John Harvey
Berkeley, William, Sir, 1605-1677; Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685
September 25, 1663
Volume 01, Pages 61-62

To all to whom these prsents shall come, I Sr Wm Berkley Knt Governor and Capt Genll of Virga send greeting in our Lord God everlasting, whereas by instructions from the kings most Excellt majty directed to mee & ye Consell of state, his Maty was graciously pleased to authorize mee the sd Governor and Counsell to grant pattents & to assigne such proporc̄ons of Land to all adventurs and planters as have been usuall heretofore in the like case either for adventures of money or Transportac̄on of people into this Collony according to a Charter of Orders from the late Treasurer & Company & that the same proportion of ffifty Acres of Land bee granted and assigned for every person transported hither since Midsomr 1625 and that the same course bee continued to all adventurrs and planters untill it shall be otherwise determined by his maty. Now know yee That I the Sd Sr Wm Berkley Knt &c Doe wth the consent of the counsell of state accordingly give and grant unto Mr John Harvey six hundred Acres of Land lyinge in a small Creeke called Curatuck falling into the the River of Kecoughtancke wch sd River falls into

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Carolina begining att a marked pokikery & runinge East South East into the woods three hundred and twenty pole, then Nor: Nor: East three hundred pole, then West Nor: West three hundred and twenty pole to a marked Cedar att the mouth of swamp upon the aforesd Creeke and soe downe the sd Creeke to the first station. The sd Land being due to the sd Mr John Harvey by & for ye transportac̄on of twelve persons into this Collony whose names are in the Record menc̄oned undr this pattents To have and to hold the sd Land with his due share of all mines & mineralls therein conteined, with all Rights & priviledges of hawking hunting, ffishing & ffowling wth all woods waters & Rivers wth all profitts Comodities & hereditamts whatsoever belonging to the sd Land, unto him the sd Mr John Harvey his heirs & assignes for ever in as large & ample manner to all intents and purposes as is expressed in a Charter of Orders from the sd Treasurr & Company dated the 18th day of Novemr 1618 or by consequence may bee justly collected out of the same or out of the Letters pattents whereon they are grounded. To be held of or Soveragne Lord the King his heirs and successors for ever, as of his Mannor of East greenwich in free & com̄on soccage & not in Capite nor by knight service Yielding & paying to our sd Soveraigne Lord the King his heires & successrs for every ffifty acres of Land hereby granted yearely att the feast of St Michaell the Archangell the ffee rent of one shilling, which paymt is to bee made yearely from yeare to yeare according to his Majties Instructions of the 12th of Septemr 1662 provided that if the sd Mr John Harvey his heires or assignes doe not seate or plant or cause to be planted or seated upon the sd Land within three yeares next ensueing That then itt shall be lawfull for any adventurr or planter to make theire and seate thereupon. Given at James Citty under my hand and the seale of the Collony this 25th off Septemr 1663 and in the ffifteenth yeare of the Raigne of or Soveraigne Lord, King Charles the Second &c.