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[The following indenture was found by genealogist Anne Dodenhoff, of Charleston, South Carolina, in May 1994, for her client J. Wayne Hilton. She found it in the Office of Mesne Conveyance in Charleston. Her letter to Wayne Hilton does not give the deed book number, but the photocopied pages show page numbers 271 through 273. This transcription was sent to me in 1997 by Wayne Hilton, with permission to use it in my research and to share it around.]


Gasper Ott to David Rumph
Lease

This Indenture made the ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six, and in the sixteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith and so forth. Between Gasper Otte of Saint Mathew's Parish in the Province of South Carolina Planter of the one part and David Rumph (son of David) of Saint George Parish in the Province aforesaid Planter of the other Part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of five shilling currant money of the said Province to him in hand will and truly paid by the said David Rumph, at and before the Sealing and Delivery hereof the Receipt where of is hereby acknowledged Hath Bargined and Sold and by these Presents, Doth Bargin and Sell unto the said David Rumph, his Executors, Administrators and assigns A certain Plantation or Tract of Land containing three hundred and fifty acres on Pork Swamp in Berkley County in the Province aforesaid which said Plantation or tract of Land was Granted unto Melcher Otte late of this Province Deceased the father of the said Gasper Otte Party to these Presents on the sixth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty two, by his late Majesty King George the Second, and area then Bounded on all sides by vacant Lands. Together with all and singular, the Gardens, Orchards, Fences, Ways, Wells, Waters, Water Courses, Easement, Profits, Commodities, Advantages, Emoluments, Herediterments, and Assurtenances [sic] whatsoever to the said Plantation or Tract of Land belonging or in anywise assertaining, and the Reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders, there of and every Part and Parcel thereof, before mentioned and intended to be hereby Bargained and Sold, and every Part and Parcel there of with others and every of their assurtenances unto the said David Rumph, his Executors, Administrators and Assigns from the day next before the day of the date of these presents; for and during the full time and unto the full End and Term of one whole year, from thence next Ensuing and fully to be compleated and ended, Yielding and Paying therefore unto the said Gasper Otte his Heirs, Excutors or Administrators the Rent of one Peppercorn on the Last day of the said Term if the same shall be Lawfully Demanded to the Intent and Purpose, that the said David Rumph by virtue hereof and by force of the statute for Transferring of uses into Possession, may be in the actual possession of the Premises herein before mentioned intended to be hereby Bargined and sold and every Part and Parcel thereof, with their and every of their assurtenances and may be hereby Enabled to accept and take a Grant and Release of the Reversion and Inheritance of the same, to him and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Parties to these [???] to have hereunto Interchangably set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written.

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
Daniel Giessendanner
Jacob Rumph
John Ott

Recorded & Examined on the 31st day of January 1796 by D Mazyck Register.


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