Saturday, February 23, 2013

Black History Month: Bills of Sale


Prince William County – Deed Book 1, pg. 130

BE IT KNOWN unto all men with these presents that I Walter Warder of Prince William County state of Virginia for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty Five pounds good and lawful money of sd. State to me in hand paid by William Munday of sd. County & state at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents wherewith I confess myself to be fully satisfyed, contented and paid, have bargained and sold and by these presents do fully clearly and absolutely bargain and sell unto the said William Munday a Negro girl named Sarah about fifteen years of age to have and to hold the said girl to the said William Munday his heirs Executors Administrators or assigns to his and their own propper uses and behoofs for ever. A I the said Walter Warder, my Heirs Executors Administrators and any of us hold the said girl to the said William Munday his heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns against all people shall and will warrant, acquit and for ever defend by these presents.

Walter Warder {seal}
Aug. the 26th 1800

Delivered in the presence of
Philip {X his mark} Warder
Francis Warder

At a Court held for Prince William County the 6th day of Oct. 1800 this bill of sale from Walter Warder to Wm. Munday was acknowledged by said Warder to be his act and Deed and it was therefore ordered to be recorded.

Teste, John Williams

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Prince William County Deed Book 1, pg. 184

KNOW all men by these presents that I Alexander Lithgow for and in consideration of five shillings to me in hand paid by Mather Harrison have bargained & sold all my rights unto him to two negroes by name of Charles & Milly which were the possession of Mrs. Harrison widow of Mather given from under my hand & seal this 21st Feby. 1801.

Alex Lithgow {seal}

At a Court held for Prince Wm County the 6th day of April 1801. This Bill of Sale from Alex. Lithgow to Mather Harrison was acknowledged by the said Lithgow to be his act and Deed and ordered to be Recorded.

Test. John Williams C.Cler.

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Prince William County Deed Book 1, pg. 188

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I John Tayloe of Mount Airy in the County of Richmond and State of Virginia have bargained and by these presents do bargain & sell for value received to Thomas Blackburn of the County of Prince William & state afd. [aforesaid] in Trust for the use of Jane Charlotte Blackburn & for no other use or purpose whatsoever a Mulatto girl named Nancy and I do warrant & defend the sd. Girl Nancy to said Blackburn in Trust as aforesaid against all persons whatever. Given under my hand and seal this 12th day of February 1801.

John Tayloe {seal}

Witness
Thomas T. Page
Sam. Gordon
William Gordon

At a Court held for Prince William County the 6th day of April 1801. This Deed of trust from John Tayloe to Thos. Blackburn was proved by the oath of Wm. Gordon & ordered to be Recorded.

Teste, John Williams, Cl. C.

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