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10/12/1672 - Know all men by these prsentís that I George Durant of Coralina in the County of Albemarle Marrinr, am firmely bound & stand justly indebted unto Nicholas Page of Boston & Joshua Lamb of Roxberry in New England Merchantís in the full & just Sume of ffifty Six poundís fourteens Shillingís Sterling to bee paide unto the saide Nicho: Page & Joshua Lamb or theire Attorny Executors. Adminstratiors, or Assignes, to the which paiment will truely & faithfully to bee made, I the saide George Durant doe binde mee my heires Executors, Administrators, & assignes firmely by these presentís: And I doe alsoe hereby make over all that my Vessell or Brigantine, called the Recovery wth the Cables ankorís Sailes & all Apputenances to her belonging unto the saide Nicho: Page & Joshua Lamb: for the true performance of the Same abovesaide In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & seale the twelfth day of October in the twenty fift yeare of the Reigne of or Gracious Severeigne Lord Charles ye Second, by the grace of god of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland King Defender of the ffaith &c 1672.
The Condition of the above obligacon is such that if the abovebounden George Durant, his heires, Executors, Administrators, or Assignes or any of them shall well, truely & faithfully pay or cause to bee paide & satisfied unto the abovenamed Nicho: Page or Joshua Lamb or theire certaine Attorny, Executors, Administrators or Assignes at or within the now dwelling house of Mr John Harvey I the little River in the County of Albemarle, Or at the now dwelling house of the abovesaide Durant or any other convenient place where the saide page or Lambe shall Appointe in any of the Riverís of Albemarle or Roonoke in the County aforesaide at or before the Last day of December next Ensuing the date hereof, the full & just quantity of Six thousand Eight hundred & Seven pounds of good & merchantable Pork; that then this present obligacon shalbee Voide & Of none Effect elce to Stand remaine & bee in full pwer (340a) force Strength & Vertue &ca, Geo: Durant & a Seale
Signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of Peter Brackett, Manassah Beck
George Durant acknowledged the above written to bee his Act & Deede: the 12th day of October 1672 before mee Daniell Denison
Entered & recorded October 12th 1672.
p: Isaac Addington Cler.
See deeds: 1676 April 17, Sir William Berkeley to Joshua Lamb for Roanoke Island; 1677 September 19, Joshua Lamb to Nicholas Paige for half of Roanoke Island. Durantís Neck and Harveyís Neck in the present Perquimans County were named for the withinnamed Durant and Harvey. Witness Peter Brackett, of Braintree, held possessions in Boston; Manassah Beck of Boston, Joyner, was also a propertied man. (Bond & Mortgage, George Durant to Nicholas Page and Joshua Lamb, October 12, 1672. the brigatine ďRecoveryĒ, Suffolk Deeds, Liber VII (Boston: 1894), 340-340A, New England - Carolina Traders: 340) (NC State Archives, Joshua Land Papers 1672-1677 #677)
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