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CORNELIUS AUTREY 1720 – 1774

Granville Proprietary Land Office, Entries, Warrants, Surveys, 1748- 1763. S. 108. 271 North Carolina Archives

SURVEY 10 JANUARY 1754 GRANVILLE GRANT

Surveyed on 10 January 1754 for Cornelius Autrey, a tract of land containing 376 acres in the County of Edgecombe and province of North Carolina. Beginning at an oak in Autrey’s Creek, then south 200 poles to a pine, then east 400 poles to a red oak on Crawsaway Branch, then north 9- poles to a white oak on the creek, then up the creek to the first station. Chain carriers: john Stokes and _____n Awtry. Signed: William Haywood.

LAND GRANT #37 21 MAY 1757 RECORDED 10 NOVEMBER 1757

650 acres in Edgecombe County, Province of North Carolina from Earl Granville to Cornelius Autrey, lying on both sides of Autrey’s Creek including the plantation of the said Autrey. Surveyed by William Haywood. Witness: Frances Corbin, agent for Lord Granville.

 

SURVEY 13 DECEMBER 1757

Surveyed 13 December 1757 for Cornelius Autry, a tract of land containing 480 acres in the County of Edgecombe and province of North Carolina, lying on both sides of Autrey’s Creek. Beginning at a red oak, then east 320 poles to a white oak, then south 240 poles to a pine, then west 320 poles to a hickory, then north 240 poles to the first station according to a plan annexed. Sworn chain carriers: Thomas Brantly and Abraham Holleman. Signed: W. Haywood

 

LAND GRANT 15 OCTOBER 1760 RECORDED 23 DECEMBER 1760

Liber A, Folio 18

700 acres in Edgecombe County, province of north Carolina from Thomas Child, Agent of Earl Granville to Cornelius Autrey, beginning above the plantation where Autrey now lives and running down both sides

of Autrey’s Creek, including his own improvements for compliments.

Signed: Cornelius Autrey Witness: James Hall, Agent

A survey for the above: Surveyed ll June 1761 for Cornelius Autrey, a tract of land containing 700 acres in the County of Edgecombe and the Province of North Carolina. Beginning at a white oak, then north 320 poles to a black oak, then east 350 poles to a red oak, then 320 poles to a pine – his old corner – then by his old line west 350 poles to the first station according to the above plat. Sworn Chain carriers: John Stoke and Barewell. Signed: Surveyor – William Haywood

 

LAND GRANT 10 JUNE 1761 RECORDED 9 JUNE 1761

Liber A, Folio 27

700 acres in Edgecombe County, Province of North Carolina from John Earl Granville to Cornelius Autrey, 700 acres of vacant land lying in Edgecombe County Beginning in the fork between Horsepen Branch of Autrey’s Creek including the present land on both sides of Crooked Branch for compliment. Signed: Cornelius Autrey Witness: Thomas Hall

 

LAND GRANT #56 1 MAY 1762

687 acres in Edgecombe County, Province of north Carolina from Earl Granville to Cornelius Autry, Planter. Beginning at a red oak, north side of Autrey’s Creek, then south 260 poles to a pine on the south side of the creek, then to and down the Harren Branch 420 poles to a pine on the south side of the branch, then north 270 poles to a red oak, then crossing the said creek to the first station according to the above plat. Sworn Chain carriers: Henry Stokes and john Stokes. Surveyor: William Haywood.

Signed: Cornelius Autrey Witness: Thomas Cavenah.

 

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA DEED ABSTRACTS

Deed Book C, Page 188

Jesse Fort of Edgecombe County, North Carolina to Cornelius Autrey of the same, February 14, 1764 for 35 pounds Virginia money, a tract of 340 acres on the little Swamp, it being a tract of land bought by said Autrey from Jesse Fort bearing date February 14, 1764.

Witnesses: John Permenter and Elias Fort.

 

Deed Book D, Page 277

Cornelius Autrey of Edgecombe County, North Carolina to his son, Isom Autrey, September 20, 1770, for love and affection, a tract of 340 acres on the south bank of the Little Swamp, it being a tract of land bought by said Autrey from Jesse Fort bearing date February 14, 1764.

Witnesses: John Stokes, Jr. and George Vickers

Deed Book D, Page 388

Cornelius Autry of Edgecombe County, North Carolina to his daughter, Sarah Viccars and to her husband George Viccars (Vickers), all of Edgecombe County, January 25, 1771, for love and affection, a tract of 260 acres of land. Witness: John Permenter.

Deed Book 2, Page 49

Cornelius Autry of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, planter, to Frederick Mathis of same, planter, November 13, 1772 for 10 pounds Province money, a tract of 150 acres on the north bank of Harrican Branch, it being part of a tract granted to said Autry bearing date May l, 1762. Witnesses: john Permenter and George Vickers.

Deed Book 2, Page 143

Cornelius Autry of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Planter, to George Vickers of same, planter, November 11, 1772, for 30 pounds Province money, a tract of 277 acres lying on both sides of Autrey’s creek, it being part of a deed granted to said Autrey on May l, 1762. Witnesses: john Permenter and Nathaniel Permenter.

Deed Book 2, Page 159

Cornelius Autry of Edgecombe County, North Carolina to Arthur Lee of same, January 4, 1774, for 140 pounds Province money, a tract of 700 acres near Autrey’s Creek. Witnesses: Charles Lee, Nathan Barnes, John Stokes, Jr.