Mortgage, Barrack Norman to Samuel Stevens, 76 Acres of Land in Dorchester

Barrack Norman To Samuel Stevens

South Carolina

To all to whom these Presents shall come I Barrack Norman of St Georges Parish in the Province aforesaid Blacksmith send Greeting

Whereas the aforesaid Blacksmith Barrack Norman in & by his Bond or Obligation bearging [sic: bearing] [___] date with these Presents is become held & firmly bound unto Samuel Stevens of the Parish & Province aforesaid Planter in the final Sum of One Thousand & Eighty two Pounds [£1,082] good & Lawfull [sic] Money of the Province aforesaid, condition for the payment of the Sum of Five hundred & forty one pounds [£541] like good & lawful Money of the said Province with lawfull Interest for the same from the date thereof at Eight percent pr annum [8% per annum] on or before the Thirteenth day of October which will be in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred & Fifty one [13 Oct 1751]

Now Know Ye that the said Barrack Norman for the better securing the payment of the said Sum of Five hundred & forty one pounds & interest, which shall grow due thereon according to the condition of the said Bond or obligation & also for and in consideration of the further Sum of Five Shillings like lawfull Money aforesaid to him the said Barrack Norman in hand well and truly said by the said Samuel Stevens at & before the Ensealing & delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof is freely acknowledged & the aforesaid Saml [Samuel] Stevens his Heirs Exors [Executors] & Admors [administrators] thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof acquitted & forever discharged by these presents, Hath Bargained and Sold & by these Presents doth Bargain & Sell unto the said Saml Stevens all those Negroes, Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Household Goods and Tools &c [etc.] herein Mentioned a Negro man named Pompy one Ditto named Venture a Negro Girl named Satyea A Mouse coloured Horse white in his face named Toby branded SS a White Horse name Swan brand T five maces and their Increase five Colts & a young horse all branded «symbol “BN” with backward 'B'» all said Norman's Cattle Viz Three Cows & Calves and a Heifer and their Increase one young Steer all branded «symbol “BN” with backward 'B'» & marked a Crop and a half Crop in one year & a Slit & under keel in the other Nine head of Sheep & their Increase, five Feather Beds & Furniture, two Wool Beds & all Household Furniture & Kitchen Furniture all Said Norman's Smith Tools and Plantation Tools and all his personal Estate not named, Also all his Real Estate being Seventy Six [76] acres of Land, bounded on the North on the High Road Northeast on Madam Ann Boon's land & Southeast on land formerly Nathan Whites South & West on Land belonging to Ralph Izard Esqr. [Esquire] & one quarter [0.25] acre Lot in Dorchester Town No __ [no number given] Together with all the Building & appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining

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In Witness whereof the Said Barack Norman hath hereunto set his hand and Seal this thirteenth day of October in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred & Fifty [13 Oct 1750].

{signed} Barrack Norman (LS)

Signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of us who did See the Said Barrack Norman deliver the Mouse Cold [Coloured] Horse named Toby branded SS in behalf of the above mentioned Premises

Mala [Malachi] Glaze Wm. [William] Anderson

Mr. Barrack Norman personally appeared before me and did acknowledge that he executed the above writing in the presence of of [sic] Messrs. Mala [Malachi] Glaze & William Anderson & that he delivered a Mouse Coloured Horse called Toby and branded SS in part of the whole

Jur Con dre [??, probably abbreviated Latin phrase] November 2d 1753 [02 Nov 1753]
Js. S Kesce

Recorded the 22d December 1753 [22 Dec 1753] & Examd [Examined] pr [per] Wm. [William] Hopton Pub Regr [Public Register]

I do hereby acknowledge and disclose declare that I have secured full payment of all the principal & Interest Money due to me on this Mortgage whereby the same is become Null & Void to all intents & purposes. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the 1st Decemr. 1758 [01 Dec 1758]

{signed} Samuel Stevens

{signed} Wm. [William] Hopton

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Microfilm ST0120. Conveyance Books (Public Register). Series S372001, Volume OO, Pages 54-56
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