Granville Proprietary Land Office Records, Orange County, North Carolina Volume 3: Deeds and Surveys, 1761-1763


This book continues the publication of metes and bounds descriptions of the original so-called “Granville Grants” fro the Secretary of State Land Grant Office (hel by the NC State Archives) for the original Orange County area, including what later became Chatham, Durham, Caswell, Alamance, Person, and parts of Guilford, Rockingham, and Randolph Counties. Mr. Bennett has included the surveys and plats as well as the signatures of grantees and witnesses, so the user has at hand all the information from the original.

Mr. Bennett has also included, courtesy of the British PRO, the “Plan [that] sheweth part of the Southern Boundary of the Lands Granted the 17th day of September 1744 by his Majesty King George the Second to the Rt. Honble. John, Lord Carteret, now Earl Granville, as the same was laid out and marked in the Months of March and April 1746 by Eleazer Allen, Matthew Rowan, William Forbes, and George Gould, Esqrs.” One of the fascinating things about this map is that it clearly shows the southern Granville line to have been run as far west as Rocky River in 1746 when all the published histories say the line was not extended taht far west until 1766.

Mr. Bennett has presented the deeds and surveys with his usual expertise, and the volume is a MUST for anyone working in the vast are of original Orange County.

William D. Bennett

(1989), 2019, 8 1/2” x 11”, paper, 160 pp.

ISBN: 9780893089962