Source: Richmond County, NC Deed Book M, Page 261
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
This indenture made between John Northam & Nancy his wife both of
the state of North Carolina & County of Richmond of the one part &
John Lampley of sd. State & County of the other part Witnesseth that
for & in consideration of the sum of One hundred & forty Dollars
to the said John Northam & Nancy his wife in hand paid, the receipt whereof
is by this acknowledged have bargained sold conveyed & delivered unto
the said John Lampley his heirs and assignes forever all that tract parcel
part in portion of Land lying & being in the County of Richmond aforesaid
in the fork of Hedgecock Creek & Pee Dee River being the entire distribution
share belonging to the said Northam & Nancy on right of said Nancy of
the landed Estate in Richmond County belonging to the Estate of Benjamin
Lampley late of said County deceased - To have and to hold unto the said
John Lampley his heirs and assignes forever, the aforementioned Land &
every part or parcel thereof free and clear from any lien hinderance or
molestation whatever & the said John Northam & his wife Nancy do
for themselves & their heirs warrant & forever defend the said Land
& premises from claim or claims of every person lawfully claiming under
them unto the said John Lampley his heirs & assignes forever.
In Witness whereof they have hereunto set their hands & seals this 19th day of April 1825.
John Northam (seal)
Nancy (her mark) Northam (seal)
Wm P. Leaks
State of North Carolina
The signature of John Northam to the within deed was proven by Wm P. Leaks & acknowledgement and private examination of his wife Nancy Northam was taken before Robert Powell & John Macalister duly authorized for NSt. Herefore - ordered to be reported.
April Term 1825
To Robert Powell & John McAlister Esq.
You are hereby authorized & directed to take the private examination of Nancy Northam wife of John Northam separate and apart from her said husband as to her signing & sealing a Deed of conveyance to John Lampley for a certain tract of land with her own consent & annex the same to the aforesaid Deed - In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 19th day of April 1825.
Martin D. Crawford
In obedience to the above commission we have examined the above Nancy Northam who says she signed & sealed a Deed from her husband John Northam to John Lampley with her own free consent & there was no compulsion from or by her husband on her to sign the same. for a certain tract of land with her own consent & there was no compulsion from or by her husband on her to sign the same. The above was acknowledged before us the 19th of April 1825
J Mcalister JP
Robt. Powell JP