Robert Newton Deceased Land Division

Submitted by Julia Ryden


Note: This 400 acre tract was sold by George Newton to Robert Newton January 18, 1779.


Image of map of the 400 acre land division



Transcribed by Judy Ryden

Mecklenburg December Court—1814 Mary Newton – widow and whit [?] of Robert Newton deceas'd also of James H Newton, James Newton and Elizageth his wife, Daniel Williams & Milly his wife, Henry Newton and Robert Newton

heirs of Robert Newton


George Newton Mary Newton, Joseph Newton William Newton Lettice Newton, John Newton & Nancy Newton infants under the age of 21 years__ also Robert Williamson Adm'r of Robert Newton deceased---

This day this cause came on to be argued – by consenting parties on Robert and answer – whereupon it is in decree and decreed, -- That Stephen P. Pool, Archibald Clark Edward Jones & Charles Hamlin or any three if Nim..? taking with Nim the county surveyor be appointed commissioners to lay off and allot to the said Mary Newton widow of said Robert Newton one third part of the lands and slaves of which Robert Newton died siez'd and possess'd and to divide the balance of the lands between the complanants and defendants aggreable to them [us justice?] rights and that the said Robert Williamson do make sale and if the balance of the said slaves be the highest bidder whom 1 or months wd?t ??hing from the purchasers receit – bonds with approved security – and then to assign the same over to the heirs of the said Robert Newton deceas'd – and further that the said Robert Williamson do account with the said commissoners—for all the acts of the administrartion – and pay the money if any in his hands in the following manner – one third part to the said Mary widow – and the balance thereof to the children of said Newton—They first executing refundry bonds to him – as the law directs – and that the a...[?] and commissioners a the said Robert Williamson do make a report of all the proceedings to court