Tuesday, July 21, 2015

1770 Land Grant to Robert Tindall

Pursuant to a precept from John Bremar Esqr D[eputy] S[urveyor] Gen[era]l dated the 6th day of Novr Anno Dom. one thousand seven hundred & seventy, I have admeasured and laid out unto Robert Tindall a tract of Land Containing one hundred & Fifty Acres situate lying on James Kirkpatricks branch of Turkey Creek in Craven [later Union] County, bounded on two Lines N E and[?] with James Kirkpatricks Land and on one Line Southward & on the South Eastward [?] with James Loves Land and all other Lines thereof [added from below, to insert here] with vacant Land and hath such form shape and marks as the above plat represents Certified by me the first day of Feby Anno Dom 1771. John Gaston D[eputy]. S[urveyor].

 I am using a crib sheet, James Love’s application, which starts much the same way.
In James Love’s application a lot of the abbreviations on the plat are White Oak and Red oak and Hickory; you can see hickory and gum and pine and poplar on Grandpa Tindall’s plat. The neighbors walked with chains every few years to establish fresh boundaries when trees fell and streams changed course.

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