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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 62-63

To all to whom these presents shall come, I Sr Willm̄ Berkley Knt Governor and capt generll of Virgia send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting whereas by instructions from the Kings most Excellent Majty directed to mee & ye Councill of state, his Maty was graciously pleased to Authorize mee the sd Governr and Councill to grant pattents & to assigne such proportions of Land to all Adventurs & planters as have beene usuall heretofore in the like cases, either for Adventurers of money or Transportac̄on of people into this Collony, Accordinge to A Charter of

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Orders from ye late Treasurer & Company, & that the same proporc̄on of ffifty Acres of Land bee granted and assigned for every person Transported hither sinc Midsum̄er 1625 & that the same course bee continued to all Adventurers & planters until itt shall bee otherwise determined by his Maty. Now Know yee that I ye sd Sr Wm Berkley Knt &e doe with the consent of the Councill off state accordingly Give & grant Unto Mr John Harvey Two hundred & ffifty acres of Land lying on the River of Carolina begining att & marked Red oake on ye River side by Rodger William's Land & runing downe the sd River to A marked pine, then Nor: Nor: East three hundred & Twenty pole, then to the miles end of Rodger Williams his Land & soe by his Trees South West to the first station, ye sd Land being due to the sd John Harvey by & for the transportac̄on of ffive persons into this Collony, whose names are in the Records mentioned undr this pattent. To have and to hold the sd Land wth his due share of all Mines and Mineralls therein conteined, wth all rights & priviledges of hawking hunting ffishing & ffowling; with all Woods, Waters & Rivers, With all profitts, comodities and Hereditamts whatsoever belonging to the sd Land, to him the sd Mr John Harvey his heirs and assignes for ever; in as large & ample manner to all intents and purposes as is exprest in A Charter of Orders from the late Treasurer and Company, dated the 18th day of Novemr 1618 or by consequence may bee justly collected out of the same, or out of the Lettrs pattents whereon they are grounded; To bee held of our Soveraigne Lord the King his heirs and successors for ever, at all his mannos of East Greenewich in free & Com̄on Soccage & not in Capite nor by Knight service Yielding and payinge to our sd Soveraigne Lord the King his heires and Successors for every ffifty Acres of Land hereby granted yearely att the feast of St Micheall Th archangell the fee Rent of one shillinge, which paymt is to bee made yearely from yeare to yeare—according to his Maties Instructions of the 12th of Septemr 1662. Provided that if the sd Mr John Harvey his heirs or assignes doe not seate or plantt, or cause to be planted or Seated upon the sd Land within Three yeares next ensueing That then itt shall be Lawfull for any Adventurer or planter to make theire and Seat thereupon. Given att James Citty under my hand and the Seale of the Collony this Twenty ffith day of Septmr 1663. And in ye ffifteenth yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles the Second &c