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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Land patent granted by William Berkeley to John Jenkins
Berkeley, William, Sir, 1605-1677; Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685
September 25, 1663
Volume 01, Pages 64-65

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To all to whom these prsents shall come, I Sr Willm̄ Berekeley Knt Govr &c: and capt Genrll of Virginia send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting, whereas by Instructions from the Kings most Excellent Majtie directed to mee & the Councell of State; his Majtie was graciously pleased to authorize mee the sd Governr and councell to grant pattents, and to assigne such proportion of Land to all Adventurers & plantors as have usuall heretofore in ye like cases, either for Adventurers of money or transportac̄on of people into this Collony according to A Charter of orders from the late Treasurer & Company: and that the same proportion of ffifty Acres of Land bee granted & assigned for every person transported hither sinc Midsum̄er 1625: And that the same course be continued to all Adventurers & plantors untill it shall bee otherwise determined by his Majtie Now Know yee that I the said Sr Willm̄ Berkeley Knt Govr &c doe with the consent of the Councell of state accordingly give & grant unto capt John Jenkins Seven hundred Acres off Land, being a necke of Land bounded on the South with the River Carolina, on the North with pyquomons River on the East wth ye mouth of pyquomons &c Carolina, & on the West with A great swamp wch parted this Land from Thomas Jarvis his Land, To have and to hold the sd Land with his due there, of all Mines (the said land being due to the sd John Jenkins by and for the transportac̄on of ffourteene persons into this Collony Whose names are all in the record mentioned undr this pattent) and Mineralls therein contained, with all rightes & priviledges off hunting, hawking, ffishing & ffowleing, with all Woods, Waters & River, with all profitts, Comodities and hereditamts whatsoever belonging to the said Land, to him the said John Jenkins his heirs & assignes for ever; in as ffree and ample manner to all intents & purposes as is exprest in a Charter of Orders from the late Treasurer & Company dated the 18th of Novemr 1618 or by consequenc may bee justly collected out off the same, or out of the Lettrs patents Whereon they are grounded to bee held of our Soveraigne Lord the King his heires and Successors for every ffity acres for ever, as of his Mannor of East greenwitch in free and com̄on Soccage & not in Capite nor by Knts service. Yielding and payinge to our sd Soveraigne Lord the King, his heirs and Successors for every ffifty acres of land hereby granted, yearly att ye ffeast of St Micheall the Archangell the ffee rent of one shilling, which paymt is to be made yearly from year to year from the first entry of the Survey & rights in the Secretaries office bearing date wth these presents, according to his Majesties Instructions of the 12th of Septemr 1662 provided that if the sd John Jenkins gentt his heirs or assignes doe not seat or plant, or cause to bee

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planted or seated, upon the sd Land within three years next ensuing, then it shall bee lawfull for any Adventurer or planter to make choice & seat therupon. Given att James Cyttie under my hand & the seal of the Collony this 25th day of Septemr 1663. And in the ffifteenth year of the reigne of our Soveraign Lord King Charles the Second &c.