Is anyone close enough to NC Archives to check this record? It's possible one of the earliest grants to William Utley might have been under the name William Eastly. I found this at the NC Archives search engine. I googled the names William Eastly and William Eastley and got absolutely nothing. It's possible the name Utley was recorded in error as Eastly - or transcribed in error as Eastly.
If anyone can check this out, please post what you find.
Eastly, William. Edgecombe Co. Years:
Office of Secretary of State Granville Proprietary Land Office Languages:
S.108.270 - S.108.283 Location:
MFR MARS Id:
18.104.22.168 (Folder) Other Ids:
Scope / Contents:
Warrant: 1751 October 28. 200 acres.
Descriptive references for land: Thomas Mayo Index Terms
Personal Names Eastly, William Mayo, Thomas Utley, William Geographical Names Edgecombe County