Friday, June 28, 2013

Friend of Friends Friday: Fairfax to Fairfax Bill of Sale

Prince William County Chancery
LVA Index 1858-001
Adm of Hezekiah Fairfax v Margaret Fairfax, widow

Exhibit A
Deed Gifts – Fairfax to Fairfax

Know all men by these presents that I Hezekiah Fairfax Sr. of the County of Prince William & State of Virginia for and in consideration of the sum of Four thousand dollars to me in hand paid by William Fairfax Jr. of the County and State aforesaid at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt where of I do hereby acknowledge have bargained sold granted and confirmed and by these presents do bargain sell grant & confirm to the sd. William Fairfax Jr. sundry Negroes to wit Caty, Tholemiah, Jesse, Casander, Fanny, John, Maria, Seyntha and their increase forever; also, Betsy, Hannah, Deliea, Henry, Eliza, Alice, Priscilla, William, Presly and their increase forever. Together with three hundred and fifty acres of land lying in the County & State aforesaid and all household & kitchen furniture & all farming utensils of all descriptions, & all stocks of sheep, cattle viz. To have & to hold to the proper use & behoof of the said William Fairfax Jr. his Executors administrators and assigns forever and I the said Hezekiah Fairfax Sr. for myself & my executors and administrators. The above named negroes & their increase & all descriptions of property mentioned aforesaid to the said William Fairfax Jr. his Executors administrators and assigns against me the said Hezekiah Fairfax my Executors administrators and assigns and against all and any other person & persons whomsoever shall and will warrant & forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 10th April 1826.

Hezekiah {X his mark} Fairfax {seal}

Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Silas Foster
William Selecman
Samuel H. Fisher

At a Court of quarterly sessions held for Prince William County June 5, 1826. This bill of sale from Hezekiah Fairfax Jr. to William Fairfax Jr. was proved by the oath of William Selecman & ordered to be certified and at a court of quarterly sessions contd. & held for said county June 6, 1826. This said bill of sale was fully proved by the oaths of Samuel H. Fisher & Silas Foster & admitted to record.

Teste. P. D. Dawe

A copy Teste Jn. Williams

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