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Report concerning Daniel Coxe's purchase of Robert Heath's Carolana Patent
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1699
Volume 01, Page 519

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Proprieties. Vol. 4. D. 22.]
AN ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE OF DANIEL COXE THE PRESENT PROPRIETARY UNTO Ye PROVINCE OF CAROLINA ALIAS FLORIDA IN NORTH AMERICA.

A Patent was granted by King Charles ye First on ye 30th of October in ye Fifth yeare of his Reign unto Sr Robert Heath his Attorney General of a Country in North America lying and being between the 30th & 36th degrees of Latitude inclusive extending from the North or Atlantick Ocean unto the South or Pacifick Sea and all and every part thereof not being then actually in the possession of any Christian Prince or State.

Sir Robert Heath made a conveyance of ye premisses unto the Lord Maltravers son and heir of the Earl of Arundell and Surrey Earl Marshall of England ye 2d of December in the 13th year of King Charles ye First.

The said Province was sold & conveyed to Sr James Hayes by Henry Duke of Norfolk Earl Marshall of England ye 17th of June in ye 30th yeare of ye Reign of King Charles ye 2nd 1678.

A conveyance of the said Province was made by Lease & Release from Henry Duke of Norfolk Earl Marshall of England & Sir James Hayes Knight unto Sr James Shaen Knight & Baronett the 25th & 26th of July in ye 34th of the reign of King Charles the Second.

Lastly a conveyance was made by Lease & Release from Sr Arthur Shaen Baronett son & heir of Sr James Shaen Knight & Barronett of the Premisses unto Daniel Coxe the present Proprietary. Dated ye 24th & 25th of June in the year of our Lord 1696 being the Eighth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the Third.