Benjamin Sumner, Roger Sumner, and Moses Norman to Nathaniel Sumner Jr., Sale of Right to Land in New England, 27 Apr 1725

Moses Norman unto Benjn [Benjamin] Sumner & Roger Sumner
to Nathl [Nathaniel] Sumner Jr.

To all People to whom these presents shall Come Greeting

Know Ye that we Moses Norman of Colleton County in his Majesty's Province of South Carolina and Benjamin Sumner and Roger Sumner of County of Berkley and Province aforesaid Planter for and in consideration of a valuable Sums [amount not given] of good and lawfull [sic] money of this Province in hand to us before the Ensealing hereof well and duly paid by Nathaniel Sumner of Berkley County and province aforesaid Planter the Receipt whereof we Do hereby acknowledge and ourselves therewith fully satisfied and contented and thereof and of every part and parcel thereof Do Exonerate and acquit and Discharge the said Nathaniel his Heirs, Exors [Executors], and admors [administrators] by these presents for ever and by these presents have given, granted, Bargained, Sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents Do Freely, fully and absolutely, Give, Grant, Bargain, Sell, alien, convey and confirm unto him the said Nathaniel Sumner his Heirs and assigns for ever our whole and full Right and Title to and portion of Inheritances in all Land or Land or [sic] parcel of Land belonging (formerly) to the Estate of our Renowned Grand Father William Sumner of Dorchester in New England Deceased and of his son our Renowned Father Increase Sumner Deceased to wit of Land not yet subdivided or otherwise subdivided or otherwise subdivided or otherwise Disposed by heirs apparent viz our full and whole Right, Portion of, Interest in the fifteenth Lot in the Twelve Division and in the fiftieth lot in the twenty [seventy?] five Divisions in the Thirty six lot in Pigeon Swamp in the tenth in Quingsby[?] Swamp and in a Lot in Cedar Swamp or say in these and all and every other Lots, Portions, [M________s], or Tracts of Land whatsoever more or less in Dorchester in New England to us belonging by Right of Inheritances or by Virtues of Purchases, Grants, assigns, Jointures, Dowries or any way whatsoever whereby we the said Moses Norman, Benjamin Sumner, and Roger Sumner do stand Rightly and lawfully seized and Possessed of the Same

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In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the Twenty Seventh Day of April in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland and in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty five [27 Apr 1725]

{signed} Moses Norman {seal}
{signed} Benjamin Sumner {seal}
{signed} Roger Sumner {seal}

Signed Sealed and Delivered In the Presence of
Aaron Way Junior ~~~ Thomas Way ~~~ Aaron Way Senior

May the third 1725 [03 May 1725] Personally appeared before me Aaron Way Jr and Thomas Way and made oath that they saw Moses Norman, Benjamin Sumner and Roger Sumner Sign Seal and Deliver the within Instrument of Writing as their Voluntary and free act and Deed and that Aaron Way Senior did sign as Witness to the said Instrument of Writing

Given under my Hand The Day and year above mentioned.

{signed} Thos Waring

Registered the 15th Day of May 1725 [15 May 1725] By Jacob Motte Register


  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Microfilm ST0101. Conveyance Books (Public Register). Series S372001, Book D, Page 250.
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