1802 Deed for Ocean View Plantation

1802 Deed for Ocean View Plantation

In 1802 Gracia Rivers sold his wife's property to Winborn Lawton. Bill Davis was kind enough to provide us with a copy of the original document which has been transcribed below.

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Gracia Rivers & wife The State of South Carolina
      To Know all Men by these presents that
Winborn Lawton we Gracia Rivers & Mary Rivers of the City
Release and Mr Rivers of Charleston in the State aforesaid in
Renunciation of Dower consideration of Six hundred and fifty
& Plat eight pounds Sterling money to us paid by
Winborn Lawton of the State aforesaid Gentleman have granted bargain
=ed sold and released & by these presents do grant bargain sell and
release unto the said Winborn Lawton All that plantation or tract
of Land situate lying and being on James Island, in the parish of
Saint Andrew, containing ninety five acres and three quarters of an
acre more or less butting & bounding on [?] Hearne said Gracia
Rivers & Winborn Lawton's land & which hath such shape form &
marks as are described and delineated by a plat thereof hereunto
annexed. Together with all & singular the rights, members heredita=
=ments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any
wise incident or appertaining To have and to hold all and
singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Winborn Lawton
his heirs and assigns for ever And I the said Gracia Rivers do
hereby bind myself my heirs executors administrators to warrant and
for ever defend all & singular the said premises unto the said Winborn
Lawton his heirs & assigns against myself my heirs and against every
person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any
part thereof. Witness our hands & seals the twenty sixth day of
February in the year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred and
two & in the twenty sixth year of the Independence of the United States
of America. Gracia Rivers Mary Rivers Sealed and delivered
in the presence of [?] Findley Charles [?]. State of South Carolina
Charleston District [?] Charles [?] one of the Justices of the Quorum
do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern that Mary Rivers the wife
of the within named Gracia Rivers did this day appear before me and
upon being privately & separately examined by me did declare that
she does fully & voluntarily & without any compulsion dread or fear of
any person or persons whomsoever, [?] release and for ever relinquish
unto the within named Winborn Lawton his heirs and assigns all her
interest & estate, and also all her right & claim of Dower, of in & to all
& singular the premises within mentioned & released. Given under my
hand & seal this twenty sixth day of February Anno Domini one
thousand eighteen hundred & two. Mary Rivers Charles [?]
State of South Carolina. Personally appeared Mr Charles [?]
who being duly sworn made oath that he was present and saw Gracia
Rivers & Mary Rivers [?] sign seal and as their respective
act & deed deliver the within Instrument of writing to & for the uses &
purposes therein set forth & that the Deponent with [?] Findley
signed their names as witnesses & hereto Sworn to the 27th day of
February 1802 before Stephen Ravenel Recorded the 27th day
of February 1802 & [?] by Stephen Ravenel Register

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