Beaufort County Register of Deeds
Book 15, pages 429 -430
Whereas the Wardens of the Poor for the County of Beaufort now by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina passed in the year One thousand eight hundred & Eighteen authorized and required to procure a piece of land either by purchase or otherwise and to build or cause to be built thereon a house or houses sufficient for the reception of the poor of the County and all bastard & other children that the County are bound to provide for. Now this Indenture made and executed this twenty fifth day of May One thousand eight hundred & twenty seven between Joseph B. Hinton of the County of Beaufort & State of North Carolina of the one part and William Kennedy, Hugh CcCullough, William Gordon, John Satchell, William Windly, Henry Harding and Thomas Roboson of the second part, the said parties of the second part being Wardens of the Poor for the County of Beaufort: Witnesseth, that the said Joseph B Hinton, party of the first part, for & in consideration of the sum of Twelve hundred & fifty dollars to him in hand paid at and before the sealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and from the further payment hereof he doth herby forever release & discharge the said parties of the second part, hath given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed & confirmed and by these present doth give, grant, bargain, sell aline, enfeoff & confirm unto the said parties of the second part, Wardens of the Poor for the County of Beaufort, and their successors in Office, forever a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Beaufort aforesaid called Bagatelle, that is to say, all the Bagatelle lands which lie upon the North and east side of the main road from Washington to Bath and which lands are particularly described in a deed from Thomas H. Blount to the said Joseph B. Hinton dated May 26th 1817 to which reference being had will more fully appear, excepting & reserving to the said Joseph B. Hinton the smale piece or parcel of land on the South side of said road which said smale piece is also a part of the Bagatelle lands.
To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land unto the said parties of the second part & their successors in Office forever – to the sole use benefit a& behalf of the poor of the County of Beaufort and the said Joseph B. Hinton, for having his heirs, executors ^ administrators, to & with the said parties of the second part and their successors in office , doth hereby covenant that he the said Joseph B Hinton hath good right & authority to sell and convey the said lands in fee simple, that the said lands are free & clear from all incumbrance whatever that they the said parties of second part & their successors in Office shall have, hold & enjoy the said premises without the hindrance, molestation or disturbance of any person whatever, that the said Joseph B Hinton is lawfully signed in fee simple of said lands and that he will make all such other & further assurances as may be necessary & proper for the purpose of securing the said land to the said parties of the second part that the said Joseph B Hinton for himself his heirs executors & administrators to and with the said parties of the second part & their successors in Office the aforesaid land to the said parties of the Second part & their successors in office doth hereby warrant & forever defend against the claim or claims of all persons whatever.
In witness where of the said Joseph B Hinton hath here-unto set his hand & seal the day & year aforesaid written.
The words administrators interlined )
before the execution of this deed ) Jos. B. Hinton (Seal)
Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of ) Novem. Term 1829. Then was this deed from W.L. Lavender ) Jos. B. Hinton to the Wardens of the Poor, proved John Myers ) in open Court by the oath of John Myers a Witness
Thence – Ordered to be Registered
Wm Ellison Clk
(Written in left margin: See Book 63 page 90 for survey of Poor House land.) Map of survey is below.