William Norman & Mary his wife
To
James Pendarvis
Release

South Carolina.

This Indenture made the Seventeenth day of April in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and Seventy [17 Apr 1770] and in the Tenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third & by the Grace of God of of [sic] Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the Faith and So forth.

Between William Norman of of [sic] St Pauls Parish, in Colleton County in the Province aforsaid [sic: aforesaid] Planter and Mary his Wife of the one Part and James Pendarvis of Same Parish County & Province Planter of the other Part.

Whereas the Honourable Robert Gibbs Esqr late Governor of this Province and the rest of the Late Lords Proprietors of the Said Province their deputies for that Purpose and provided for land by their Certain deed or Grant under their hands bringing sale about the Thirteenth day of January in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred & Ten [13 Jan 1710] and under the Great Seal for that purpose appointed did for the Consideration therein mentioned Give and Grant unto Moses Norman Late of this province (deceased) A Plantation Containing Three hundred [300] Acres of Land or there abouts [sic] Lying Scituate & being in Colleton County St. Pauls Parish at a place Called Beach Hill in the Province aforsaid Butting and Bounding South Eastward on Lands laid out to John Simmons (since deceased) and on all other Sides on Vacant Lands and which was of such Shape and Form and has such marked Trees as was and is Represented in and by a Certain Delineated platt thereof To the Said Grant Annotated as in and by the Said in part recited deed or Grant and the Said Platt thereunto annexed Relation being thereunto had doth and may more fully and at Large Appear

And Whereas Job Chamberline & Sarah and his Wife (both since dead) in and by their Deed Poll & Bargain of Sale bearing date on or about the Twentieth day of May in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred & Twenty Seven [20 May 1727], did for the Consideration therein mentioned and by their acknowledged Grant Bargain Sell Enfeoff and pass from and Convey unto the Said Moses Norman a Plantation or Tract of Land Containing Five hundred & Thirty Seven [537] acres or thereabouts Scituate Lying and Being on the Said Beach Hill in the Province aforsaid Butting and Bounding Easterly on Lands then of one Moses Graves (since deceased) Southwardly on Lands of said Moses Norman, and Westwardly & Northwardly on Lands of Said Job Chamberline and which is and was of such shape and form and had such marked Trees as was and is Represented in and by a Certain delineated platt thereof to the Said Deed Poll or Bargain and Sale Annexed as in and by the said in part Recited Deed Poll or Bargain and Sale and the Said platt thereto Annexed Relation Being thereunto had doth and may more fully and at Large Appear

And Whereas the said Moses Norman being So Seized and Possessed of the Said Plantation or Tract of Three hundred [300] Acres and of 237 Acres, two hundred [200] acres of Land as aforsaid in fee Simple Duly made and Executed his Last will and Testament in writing bearing date on or about the Nineteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Forty [19 Mar 1740] under his hand and Seal Published in the Presence of and Attested by three Creditable witnesses and thereby (among other things therein mentioned & divided) Gave unto his Son Joseph Norman one hundred and fifty [150] acres, being the North East part and one half of the Said Tract of Three hundred [300] Acres of Land Granted as aforsaid and also one hundred & Eighteen and half [118.5] acres being the one half of the Said Tract of Two Hundred Thirty Seven [237] Acres of Land Purchased of Job Chamberline as aforsaid; The said Last Will & Testament then cited Still remaining in full force, no way Vacated Altered, or Annulled as in and By the said in part the cited last will and Testament of the said Moses Norman, (since deceased) Proved and Filed in the Secretary's office of the Province relation thereunto had doth and may more fully and at Large appear. By virtue of which Devise [sic] so made as aforsaid he the said Joseph Norman soon after the decease of the said Father entered into and Took possession of & Became absolutely Seized in Fee Simple of in and to the said Plantation or Tract of one hundred and fifty [150] Acres and one hundred and Eighteen acres and half [118.5] of Land as aforsaid, with Hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto Belonging and of Every part and parcel thereof.

And whereas Joseph Winn testified by Certain Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respectively The Thirteenth and Fourteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord, one Thousand seven hundred and fifty nine [13 Mar 1759 & 14 Mar 1759], did for the Consideration therein Respectively mentioned and acknowledged Grant Bargain Sell and Release unto the Said Joseph Norman all that Plantation or Tract of Land Containing one hundred [100] acres more or Less, Lying Scituate and being at the Said Beach Hill in the Province aforsaid Butting & bounding to the Westward on Lands of William Scott, to the Eastward and Southward on Lands of Thomas Parlor (deceased) to the Northward on Land then in the Possession of the said Joseph Norman.

Together with all and singular the Hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto Belonging or in any wise appertaining To have and to hold the same unto the Said Joseph Norman, his heirs and assigns forever, as in and By the Said in part recited Indentures of Lease & Release Relation thereunto being had doth and may more fully and at Large Appear.

And whereas the Said Joseph Norman being So seized vested and Possessed of and in the Said Plantation or Tract of Land Containing one hundred & Fifty [150] acres one hundred and Eighteen and half [118.5] acres and one hundred [100] acres or there abouts [sic] As aforsaid and of Every part and Parcel of the same Together with all and Singular the appurtenances & hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining

And furthermore whereas the Said Joseph Norman was heretofore and at the Time of making sealing and Publishing his Last Will and Testament to the Time of his decease, Settled dwelling & Living on the said Plantation Parcel or Tract of Land Containing one hundred and fifty [150] acres Devised unto him the said Joseph Norman by the Last will and Testament of his Farther [sic: Father] Moses Norman as aforsaid The Said Joseph Norman duly made and Executed his Last will and Testament in writing bearing date on or about the Second day of November, in the Year of our lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty four [02 Nov 1764], under his hand and Seal Published in the Presence and Attested by three Creditable Witnesses and thereby (among other Things therein mentioned & Devised) Gave unto his Sons, William and John Norman The Tract of Land he then Lived on to be Equally Divided between them the aforsaid Plantation or Tract of one hundred and Eighteen and half [118.5] acres and one hundred [100] acres of Land being no way Devised or mentioned in the Last will and Testament of the Said Joseph Norman The Said Last Will & Testament then and Still remaining in full force no way Altered Vacated or Annulled as in and by the Said in part Recited Last Will and Testament proved & Filed in the Secretary's office of this Province Relation being thereunto had doth and may more fully and at Large appear And in some Short time after the making and Publishing the Said Last Will & Testament of the Said Testator Joseph Norman Died Seized & Possessed of the Said Plantation or Tract of one hundred and fifty [150] Acres & one hundred and Eighteen Acres and a half [118.5] and one hundred [100] acres of Land appurtenances thereunto Belonging and having made No disposition of the aforsaid Tract of one hundred and Eighteen Acres and half [118.5] and one hundred [100] acres of Land whereby the same Immediately at his death descended unto and became absolutely vested in William Norman in this Province planter as Eldest Son and heir at Law, to his Said father Joseph Norman, Deceased in Fee Simple which William Norman thereupon Entered into and Took Possession of the Said Plantations or Tracts of Land Containing one hundred and Eighteen and half [118.5] Acres, and one hundred [100] acres Descended to him as aforsaid and also Seventy five [75] acres of Land, being the one Moiety or half part of one hundred and fifty [150] acres of Land, Devised unto him in and by the Last Will and Testament, of his Father Joseph Norman, Deceased and the appurtenances thereunto belonging, and thereof and every part and Parcel thereof Became absolutely Secured & Possessed

And whereas John and Richard Norman Testified by Certain Indentures of Lease and Release, bearing date Respectively, the Twenty Second and Twenty third days of September in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred & Sixty Eight [22 Sep 1768 & 23 Sep 1768] Did for the Considerations therein Respectively mentioned and Acknowledged Grant Bargain Sell and Release unto William Norman, All that their Plantation or Tract of Land Containing Five hundred and Fifty Five [555] acres or their [sic: there] about Lying Scituate and being at the Said Beach Hill, in the Province aforsaid Butting and Bounding to the Northward on Land of Samuel Hamlin, James Smith, Archer Smith and Daniel Blake, to the Eastward and Southward on the Said William Norman's Land, herein Before mentioned to the Westward on Lands of Susannah Perry and Sarah Finley and is of Such Form and Shape as is Represented by a Certain Delineated Platt, Annexed unto the Said Release of the Reversion and made a part of the Same

Together with all and Singular the Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto Belonging or appertaining To have and to hold the Same and Every part and Parcel thereof unto the Said William Norman his heirs and assigns for ever [sic]; as in and by the Said in part recited Indentures of Lease and Release, and Delineated Platt, thereunto Annexed Relation being thereunto has, doth and more fully and at Large Appear

Now this Indenture witnesseth that the Said William Norman for and in Consideration of the Sum of Ten thousand pounds [£10,000], Good & Lawfull money of the Said Province to the Said William Norman and Mary his Wife or one of them, in hand Paid by the said James Pendarvis at and before the Sealing and delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof the Said William Norman and Mary his Wife do hereby acknowledge and thereof and from Every Part and Parcel thereof Acquit Release & discharge the Said James Pendarvis his heirs Executors Administrators and assigns and Every of them Forever by these presents They The Said William Norman and Mary his Wife have and Each of them Hath Granted Bargained Sold aliened Remised Released Conveyed & Confirmed and by these presents Do and Each of them Doth fully freely & Absolutely Grant Bargain Sell Alien Remise Release Convey and Confirm unto the Said James Pendarvis (in his actual possession and seizin) by Force and Virtue of a Bargain & Sale, to him thereof made by the Said William Norman for one whole Year by Indenture of Lease, bearing date the day Next before the day of the date of these Presents and by Force of the Statute for Transferring uses into Possession made of force in this province and to his heirs and assigns forever,

All whole four Plantations Tracts or Parcels of Land of him the Said William Norman Containing in the whole Eight hundred & forty Eight and half [848.5] Acres, be the Same more or less (that is to Say), Seventy five [75] Acres, One hundred and Eighteen and half [118.5] acres, One hundred [100] Acres and Five hundred and fifty five [555] acres herein before mentioned and described at Large

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In witness whereof the said parties to these Presents have hereunto Set their hands and seals the day and Year first above mentioned

{signed} William Norman {L.S.}
{signed} Mary Norman {L.S.}

Sealed Signed & delivered In the Presence of
{signed} James Harley
{signed} George Mills

Received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of the within Named James Pendarvis Ten Thousand pounds [£10,000] Lawfull Current money mentioned to be paid to me I say Received By me

{signed} William Norman

Witness
{signed} James Harley
{signed} George Mills

Mr. George Mills one of the witnesses to this deed of Release Personally appeared Before me Andrew Leitch Esqr. one of his majesty's Justices assigned to Keep the Peace in Colleton County being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists Saith the he was personally Present and did see William Norman and his wife Mary Norman sign seal this Release and did acknowledge it to be their Act and deed, and delivered it for the uses herein mentioned And that he saw the within named James Farley Sign his Name with him as Witnesses to the Same

Sworn this 18th day of April 1770 [18 Apr 1770] before me Andw [Andrew] Leitch J.P.
Signed by {signed} George Mills

Recorded & Examined the 3rd day of May 1770 [03 May 1770]
{signed} Henry Rugeley D. Register

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Microfilm ST0134. Conveyance Books (Public Register). Series S372001, Volume 3Q, Pages 145-154.
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