Esther Norman, Wife Of Richard Norman, 642 Acres to Thomas Boone, Renunciation, 28 Apr 1778

Esther the Wife of Richd. [Richard] Norman to Thos. [Thomas] Boone } Release of Inheritance

By William Mason Esqr. [Esquire] Commissioner named and appointed by virtue of a Writ of Dedimus Potestatem under the hand and seal of the Honorable Thomas Bee Esquire one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas in the State of South Carolina ~

To all to whom these Presents shall come, be seen or made known, Greeting ~

Know Ye that on the Twenty Eighth Day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy eight [28 Apr 1778], Before me personally came and appeared Esther the Wife of Richard Norman of St. John's Parish, Santee in Berkley County in South Carolina, Planter, who being by me privately and separately examined did acknowledge and declare that she did freely and voluntarily without any manner of Compulsion, Dread or fear of her said Husband or any other Person or Persons whomsoever consent to and join with her said Husband in certain Indentures of Lease and Release bearing Date respectively the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Days of March last past [18 Mar 1778 & 19 Mar 1778] and made Between said Richard Norman and Esther his wife of the one part, and Thomas Boone of St. James's Parish Santee in South Carolina aforesaid Planter, of the other part, in granting, releasing, conveying and assuring unto the said Thomas Boone his Heirs and Assigns forever All that Plantation or Tract of Land containing six hundred and forty two [642] Acres situate and being in Craven County in South Carolina aforesaid, on the south side of the Great or Main Santee Road; bounding to the North on the said road, and is opposite to Lands of Anthony Simmons Esqr to the Westward on Lands of «blank space» to the Southward on Lands of «blank space» to the Eastward on Lands of «blank space» which said Plantation or Tract of Land Descended unto and became vested in the said Esther Norman as only Daughter and Heiress at Law of her mother Susannah Bersheba Couturier late of the said State Deceased (late Duboise [sic: Dubose])

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and this is the final agreement done and made at Charles Town in the State of South Carolina the Day and Year first above written

Before me the said William Mason Commissioner aforesaid Between the said Richard Norman and Esther his wife and the aforesaid Thomas Boone. In Testimony whereof I the said William Mason have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of Office to be affixed the Day and Year first above written. ~

{signed} Willm. [William] Mason {LS}

Jos. Ward Atty

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Microfilm FIXME. Renunciations of Dower Books (Court of Common Pleas). Series: S136009, Volume [1st Year]: 1775, Pages: 257-258.
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