I have a question about the abstracted deed records from History of Perquimans County, as Compiled from Records Found There and Elsewhere, by Waston Winslow.
Specifically this entry below: Does the "Dec'd. Oct. 1, 1784" mean that this is when Hercules Saint died or when Jesse Copeland died?
Leslie W. Saint
Deed Book I
No. 409. Samuel, Miriam, & Thomas Sitterson, of Perq, for £45 pd by Demsey Harrell, of afsd-sold 15a where sd Thomas now lives, on South side of land belonging to Orphans of Hercules Saint, & Jesse Copeland Dec'd. Oct 1, 1784. Test' Joshua Bagley, Robert Cale, Hezekiah Rogerson.