1878 Deed of Willbrook
In 1878, James M. Lesesne sold Willbrook to his wife, Nellie J. Lesesne. She paid $5 for 766 acres. Below is a transcribed copy of the deed.
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To Title To Real Estate
The State of South Carolina,
Know all men by these presents, that I James M. Lesesne of Georgetown County in the state aforesaid, in consideration of the sum of five dollars to me paid by Nellie J. Lesesne my wife in the state aforesaid & for my love & affection to her have granted, bargained sold and released, and by these Presents do grant, bargain sell and release unto the said Nellie J. Lesesne all that piece parcel tract of land situated in the County of Georgetown and State aforesaid and Known as "Willbrook" plantation on Waccamaw containing seven hundred & Sixty six acres more or less, and having such shape metes bounds and dimensions as are designated on a plat of the same made by E.G.Stoney Surv. on 22d day of February 1872. Together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said Premises belongings or in anywise incident or appertaining. To have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Nellie J. Lesesne her heirs and assigns forever. And I do hereby bind myself my heirs executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Nellie J. Lesesne her Heirs and assigns against myself and my heirs lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal this twelfth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight and in the one hundred & Thrice year of the Sovereignty and Independence of United States of America.
Signed, sealed and delivered:
in the presence of
(Sgn) R.L. Fraser (Sgn) J.M. Lesesne (LS)
" J.S. Pyatt
State of South Carolina
Personally appeared before me, J.S. Pyatt and made oath that he saw the witness named J.M. Lesesne sign, seal and as his act and deed deliver the within written deed; and the he with R.L. Fraser witnessed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me this 12th day, of, July, 1878.
(Sgn) R.L. Fraser
[Information written in the left margin of the document]
Release to this deed is recorded in this book on Page 723
State of South Carolina
Sworn to before me this 14th day of June 1881
D.H. Smith [?]
Personally appeared before me – Frank M. Huggins who being duly sworn says that he saw Mrs. Nellie J. Lesesne, sign seal and as her act and deed deliver the deed & give claim herein, and he with Agnes Rutledge witnessed the execution thereof.
(Sgn) F.M. Huggins