Note: I could not find the land entry/grant of Richard Godwin for 40 acres in Sampson County, NC that was referenced in this deed - probably because it was filed under Duplin County, the parent county of Sampson?
Richard Godwin to Ozius Beaman. This indenture made this 7th day of November one thousand seven hundred And Ninety three and for the 17th year of our independence Between Richard Godwin of North Carolina and County of Cumberland of the one part & Ozius Beaman of Sampson County and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth for and in consideration of the sum of Ten Pounds to me in hand paid by the said Ozius Beaman the Receipt hereof I do herby acknowledge and myself heremuch? fully satisfied Contented & paid Have bargained and sold and by these presents do fully freely and absolutely give grant Bargain sell alien? convey and confirm assigned and let? over unto him the said Ozius Beaman his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcell of land situate in Sampson County and state aforesaid it being partof a tract of land granted to Richard Godwin by pattent bearing date the 4th day of November 1782 being bounded at Fallars? beginning at a pine and agreed corner in Beaman's line thence a direct line to the swamp at the Camford/Cowford thence down the Various courses of said swamp to a stake in said swamp thence North along a line to the corner thence & to the beginning be the same forty acres more or less. To have and to hold the said bargained land and premises with all and singular the improvements proffits proverbally? conveyances? advantaged benefits and all the appert______ hereunto belonging unto him the said Ozius Beaman his heirs Executors administrators and assigns forever to his and their? only proper use and behold and I the said Richard Godwin doth for myself my heirs Executors and administrators covenant grant and agree to and with the said Ozius Beaman his heirs and assigns to warrant and forever defend the said land and premises against the lawful claimor claims of any person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof I the said Richard Godwin have hereunto set my hand and applied my seal the day and date above written
Signed Sealed and Delivered
in the presence of
Jesse (his mark) Strickland
(signed) Richard Godwin