Bertie County, North Carolina
May 14, 1788
Deed Book page 223
Solomon Stone & Family to Asenath Perry Robinson
This indenture is unusual in that it involves Solomon Stone (administrator of the Estate of the recently deceased Abraham "Abram" Perry) and his wife Priscilla Perry Stone (daughter of Abraham Perry and his wife Anne Perry), William Stone (another son-in-law of Abraham Perry and a brother to Solomon Stone), Sarah Stone Perry (sister to Priscilla) and Abraham's widow Anne Perry, of the one part, and Ascenath Perry Robinson, illegitimate daughter of Abraham Perry and his mistress-Mary Robinson, of the other part. This deed occurs during the middle of Abraham Perry's estate settlement, and is only one of several deeds involving Mary Robinson and her children in what appears to be a "pay-off" of sorts. As with the deed to her brother, Ascenath "Sena" is only a child at the time of this transaction.
Zane D. Perry, Virginia Beach, Virginia
~GGGGGgrandson of Abraham Perry & Mary Robinson
"To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come. Greeting. Know ye that We, Solomon Stone, Priscilla Stone, William Stone, Sarah Stone and Anne Perry, all of Bertie County and State of No. Carolina, for and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred Pounds Current money to me in hand paid before the ensealing and Delivery Hereof by Asenath Perry Robinson of the County and State aforesaid, have given, granted, and by these presents, do freely, fully, and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey, and confirm unto her, the said Asenath Perry Robinson, her heirs and assigns forever, one Certain tract or parcel of Land containing by Estimation Two Hundred and Seventeen acres, more or less, Lying and being in Bertie aforesaid on the west side of Eastmost Swamp ~
Beginning at a Gum in the Branch, thence running West 360 pole to a pine, thence No. 100 pole to the Center of 3 pines a corner of Wm Stones, thence running East 194 Pole a Stones Line to a Live Oak a Corner Tree, then running No. still along Stones line to the Eastmost Swamp, thence down the said Branch of Eastmost Swamp to the said first Station. To have and to hold the said Two Hundred and Seventeen Acres of land with all appertenances, Priviledges and Commodities to the same Belonging or in any wise appertaining to her the said Asenath Perry Robinson, her heirs assigns forever, and further Wee, the said Solomon Stone, Priscilla Stone, William Stone, Sarah Stone, and Anne Perry do bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors, Administrators, and assigns to warrant and defend the said bargained premises forever against the Lawfull Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever free and clear from all Incumbrances of what kind or Nature soever, Quit rents only excepted. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fourteenth day of May 1788.
Solomon S Stone seal
Signed Sealed and Delivered her
In presence of Priscilla x Stone seal
J Oxley mark
Robert Hendry William Stone seal
Herbert Pritchard her
Sarah c Stone seal
Anne x Perry seal
State of No. Carolina
Bertie County May Term 1788
The within Deed was proved in due form of Law by the Oaths of John Oxley & Herbert Pritchard, two of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be registered.
Stevens Gray CC"