Land Record for William Ellis
State of GEORGIA
By the Honorable John Hourtoun Esquire
Captain General, Governor and Commander in
Chief, in and over the said State.
To all whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
Know ye That in Pursuance of the act for opening the Land Office, and by virtue of the
Powers in me vested, I Have, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Honorable the
Executive Council, give and granted, and by these presents, in the name and behalf of the
Said State, Do give and grant unto William Ellis his
Heirs and assigns forever, All that Tract or Parcel of Land containing Four Hundred acres, situate, lying, and being, in the County of Wilkes in the said state, and butting and bounding East by Lambeth Hopkinsís land, Northeast Walton Harrisís land, Northwest by Robert Kerís land, & vacant &Southeastwardly by Jonathan Reaganís land
having such shape, form, and marks, as appears by a plat of the same hereunto annexed; together with all and singular the rights, members, and appurtenances thereof whatsoever, to the said tract or parcel of land belonging, or in anywise appertaining; and also all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand, of the said state aforesaid, of, in, to, or out of the same; TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract or parcel of land, and all and singular the premises aforesaid, with their and every of their rights, members, and appurtenances, unto the said William Ellis, his heirs and assigns, to his and their own proper use and behoof forever, in fee-simple.
Given under my hand in council and the Great Seal of the said State, this third day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred eighty five and in the ninth year of American Independence.
Signed by His Honor the Governor in Council the third day of January 1785.
Geo. Akandley, Deputy Clk Council
Registered the 6th January 1785
Wilkes County Grants 1784-1785
Surveyor General, P. 285
Dr. 52/Box 21
Transcribed by Bob & Linda Ellis, Duluth, GA