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TITLE
Land Deed between Samuel Williams & John MacDonald, North Carolina
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_A_I_05
PLACENAME
North Carolina
DATE OF IMAGE
1772
PERIOD
1770s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5525
KEYWORDS
land deeds
USA
plantations
emigration
emigrants
indentures
colonies
Land Deed between Samuel Williams & John MacDonald, North Carolina

This indenture or deed of agreement, dated 1772, is between Samuel Williams and John Macdonald, both of county Anson, province of North Carolina. Under the agreement, Williams sold Macdonald 127 acres of land (as described) on the Townsend fork of Cheeks Creek, county Anson. (Part of the land lay adjacent to Soirle Macdonald's land.) The document was registered at Anson County court and contains marks instead of signatures.

Captain Soirle Macdonald emigrated to North Carolina from Skye in 1771 and settled in Anson County. He served as a Loyalist during the American War of Independence after which he settled in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. He returned to Skye c1792 where he lived until he was over 90. He left a young widow who was still living at Feaul, Kilmuir in 1886, when she had reached the age of 100.

The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001


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Land Deed between Samuel Williams & John MacDonald, North Carolina

1770s

land deeds; USA; plantations; emigration; emigrants; indentures; colonies

Highland Archive Centre

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This indenture or deed of agreement, dated 1772, is between Samuel Williams and John Macdonald, both of county Anson, province of North Carolina. Under the agreement, Williams sold Macdonald 127 acres of land (as described) on the Townsend fork of Cheeks Creek, county Anson. (Part of the land lay adjacent to Soirle Macdonald's land.) The document was registered at Anson County court and contains marks instead of signatures.<br /> <br /> Captain Soirle Macdonald emigrated to North Carolina from Skye in 1771 and settled in Anson County. He served as a Loyalist during the American War of Independence after which he settled in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. He returned to Skye c1792 where he lived until he was over 90. He left a young widow who was still living at Feaul, Kilmuir in 1886, when she had reached the age of 100.<br /> <br /> The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001 <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service