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1788 DEED - William FILGO to Joseph MORRIS
Posted by: P. Pepple Date: September 14, 2001 at 09:12:29
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From photocopy of Bertie Co NC Deed Bk " 0 " page 220
William Cake Filgo to Joseph Morris
To all Christian People to Whom these Presents Shall Come
Greeting -- Know ye that I WILLIAM CAKE FILGO of Bertie County in the State of North Carolina Planter ? for and in Consideration of the Sum of Twenty Nine Pounds four Shillings to me in hand paid before the Ensealing and Delivery hereof by JOSEPH MORRIS of the County and State aforesaid Planter The ____ receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and mySelf therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid Have given granted _ Showd ? by these Presents, do freely fully and Absolutly give grant Bargain Sell alien Convey and Confirm unto him the Said JOSEPH MORRIS his Heirs and Assigns for Ever One Certain Tract or Parcell of Land Containing One Hundred & Thrity two acres More or Less Situate lying and being in Bertie aforesaid in the Eastern Side of Cucolkmaker Swamp, Begining at a Water Oak in the Branch that runs on The Western Side of the Plantation runing thence N 85? E _ pole to a pine __ S 15 W 140 pole to a pine Thence N 45 E 144 pole to the Center of __ Pines Thence N 5 W 120 pole to 3 pines Thence N 170 W 62 poles to the Branch Thence down the main run of Said Branch to the first Station To have and to hold the sd granted and Bargained Premises with all appurtenances, Priviledges and Comodities to the Same Belonging, or in any Wise appertaining to him the Said JOSEPH MORRIS his heirs and assigns for Ever. And further I the Said WILLIAM CAKE FILGO Do Covenant promise Grant and ___ to and with The said JOSEPH MORRIS his heirs and assigns forever that before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof I am the True ? Sole and Lawfull Owner of the Said Land and Have in myself good right full power and Lawfull authority to Bargain and Sell __ in Manner as abovesaid in fee Simple, and further I the said W___ CAKE FILGO Do Bind myself my Heirs Executors Admrs and Assigns to Warrant and Defend the said Land and Premises unto him __ JOSEPH MORRIS his HEIRS and Assigns for ever / EXCEPT ONE ACRE WHERE MY FATHER WAS BURIED / Against the Lawfull Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons what Soever, free and clear from all Incumbrances of what Nature or Kind Soever Quitrents only excepted. In Witness Whereof I have here unto Set my hand and affixed my Seal this third day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Eight.
WILLIAM CAKE FILGO
ANNE FILGO her _?_ mark
ANNE FILGO her X mark
Signed Sealed Delivered in Presence of
THOS WARD
JACOB GARRETT
State of No Carolina Bertie County --- May Term 1788
The Within Deed was prooved in due form of Law by the oath of THOMAS WARD one of the Subscribing Witnesses & ordered to be registered. Stevens Gray C.C.C.

My comments on this Deed:
William Filgo's father was ANTHONY FILGO. The second ANNE FILGO that signed was William's mother ANN CAKE FILGO. I have left the boring details in as they have some relevance to the times. And the land description can help in trying to follow the land history and distinguish between people with the same name.


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