THE GRANVILLE GRANTS LATER NORTH CAROLINA STATE LAND GRANTS,
PRESENT DAY GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
1999 Sharon Snitily

"line that divides the counties of Rowan and Orange"
Granville Grant Genealogy Research Project by, Sharon Snitily, with special thanks to Dave Simmer and Mary June Foulk.   For a color printout and more information about our project, email your name and address with subject line of GRANT PROJECT to Shari - sharigs@crcwnet.com.
GEORGE FINLEY
Orange County, North Carolina
Granville Grant 3870
Patent Book 14, Page 399
Earl of Granville's Agent: 1 December 1753
Surveyed: 5 April 1754
Granted: 6 March 1755
Chain Carriers: Othio Boshears, Cornelius McDede
Witness: Hugh Forster, James Carter

 

Driving Directions: (from 7' series USGS Map, 1994)

Take State Route 29 North out of Greensboro.  Take McLeasnville Road Exit.  Go South on McLeansville Road and turn right at the fifth unimproved road past the exit.   This road winds and interesects two other unimproved roads before it eventually travels the north part of Finley's grant

 

 

ORIGINAL GRANT DESCRIPTION

...all that Piece and Parcel of Land, situate, lying, and being in the Parish of      and County of Orange in the Province of North-Carolina, in America.  On the North Side the Reedy Fork, Beginning at a poplar, on the Bank of said Reedy Fork, in the Line that divides the Countys of Rowan and Orange, thence along said line North 320 poles to a post, in said line, thence East 240 poles to a Maple Standing by a small Branch, thence South 229 poles to a Hicory Standing by the Reedy fork, thence up the various courses of said fork, to the Beginning.  Containing in Whole Four hundred and four Acres of Land...

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Deed Abstracts-Guilford County
Bk 3:140 - George Finley, Sr. to George Finley, Jr.
4 November 1784, 202 acres, 50, Wit: John Cunningham, John Clintock, Sr., Proved Guilford County November Court 1784

Bk 4:15 - George Finley, Sr. to his son James Finley
20 November 1786, 202 acres, 50 Wit: William Covey, Josiah Finley, Proved Guilford County November Court 1786