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I found a North Carolina gov't sponsored website that states a little known fact that at the time of Batt's settlement in what is now Pasqoutank County, this area was in fact part of Norfolk County, Va. And Batt's deed is kept in Va..
The first NC grant owner was George Durant, another little known figure. There is a community of the name Durant's Neck at the pennisula of two minor rivers in that area.
This may be significant to anyone researching early settlements. I'll add a paragraph if there are no objections. The link is http://www.historicalbemarletour.org/durant.html Engr105th 18:35, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
I see now that there is already an article on George Durant...will try to research this further :)...Engr105th 02:06, 24 September 2007 (UTC)