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Near Burgaw in Pender County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Stag Park

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By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
1. Stag Park Marker
Inscription. Named by Barbadian explorers, 1663. Home of Gov. George Burrington and Samuel Strudwick, colonial official. The house stood ¾ miles east.
Erected 1948 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number D-33.)
Location. 34° 32.167′ N, 77° 54.433′ W. Marker is near Burgaw, North Carolina, in Pender County. Marker is on U.S. 117 just from Business U.S. 117, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burgaw NC 28425, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Burrington (here, next to this marker); S. S. Satchwell (approx. 1.3 miles away); Our Heroes (approx. 1½ miles away); Burgaw Station (approx. 1½ miles away); William S. Ashe (approx. 4.1 miles away); Samuel Ashe (approx. 4.1 miles away); Edward Moseley (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hinton James (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burgaw.
More about this marker. “Barbadians” are people from the Caribbean island of Barbados.
Additional comments.
1. The Sale of Stag Park by a George Burrington
Stag Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
2. Stag Park Marker
to Samuel Strudwick

This Indenture made the 27th day of September in the First 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 & so forth, and in the Year of our Lord 1761. Between Lieutenant General John Guise of Great George Street by Hanover Square in the County of Middx of the one part and Samuel Strudwick of Princess Street by Cavendish Square in the said County Esqr of the other part.

Witnesseth That the said Lieutenant General John Guise for and in Consideration of the sum of Five Shillings of lawfull money of Great Britain to him in hand paid by the said Samuel Strudwick at or before the Ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and whereof and every part thereof

Doth acquit release & discharge the said Lieutenant General John Guise his Executors and Administrators by these presents Hath Bargained and Sold, and by these presents Doth Bargain and Sell unto the said Samuel Strudwick his Excutors Administrators and Assigns All the plantation or Tract of Land called the Stagg park lying on the North East branch of the Cape Fear River within the Province of North Carolina containing by Estimation Ten thousand Acres (be the same more or less) and also all that other plantation or Tract of Land called the Haw Old fields lying on the North West branch of the said River called Cape Fear within the said Province of North Carolina & Containing by Estimation Thirty thousand Acres (be the same more or less) with all Houses, out houses, Edifices, Buildings, Barns, Stable,s Yards, Gardens, Orchards, Lands, Meadows, pasture woods, Trees, Timber, Underwoods, ways, water, water courses, Rents, profits, Commoditys, Emoluments, Hereditaments, and appurtenances whatsoever to the said plantations or Tracts of Land or to either of them belonging or in any wise appertaining together

Also with all Stock of Negroes or other Slaves now or Lately or which at any time hereafter may be resident on the said plantations with their issue & all the Cattle, Utensils or other Stock, which now are or is or at any time hereafter may be in or upon the said plantations or either of them, or any part of them or either of them; and Also all other the plantations, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments whatsoever of him the said George Burrington in possession Reversion or Expectancy within the said province of North Carolina or else where in America, and all the Estate, Right, Title, Interest, use, trust, possession, property, claim, demand & Equity of Redemption of him the said George Burrington of in or to the same every or any part thereof or of the said Lieutenant General John Guise together with all Charters Grants Surveys or other Deeds Evidences or writings any ways relating to the said premises or any part thereof now in the Custody or power of the said George Burrington or the said Lieutenant General John Guise or of any person or persons in trust for him or them.

To have and to hold the said plantations or Tracts of Land, Messuages, Buildings, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, Negroes, and all & singular other the premises hereby Granted bargained and Sold or intended to be unto the said Samuel Strudwick Esqr his Executors Administrators or Assigns for one whole year Commencing from the day next before the day of the date of these presents for and during and until the full end and term of one whole year from thence next ensuing and fully to be compleated and ended. Yeilding and paying therefor at the end of the said Term the Rent of One peper Corn only (if lawfully demanded)

To the Intent that by Virtue of these presents, and also by force of the Statute made for transferring of uses into possession The said Samuel Strudwick Esqr may be thereby enabled to accept & take a Grant and Release of the Reversion and Inheritance thereof to him and his heirs for ever.

—In Witness whereof the said parties first above named have to these presents set their hands and seals the day and Year first above written. Sealed and delivered (being first duly Stampt) in the presence of Wm Welton Bow Street Covent Garden Nº 9. —GEORGE BURRINGTON

(Taken from the 1888 book The Colonial Records of North Carolina Vol. VI–1759 to 1765 collected and edited by William L Saunders, Secretary of State. Pages 578 and 589. Published in Raleigh by Josephus Daniels, Printer to the State.)
    — Submitted April 28, 2010.

Categories. Colonial Era
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