Friday, November 29, 2013

Deed: William Grigsby to Michael Lynn (1764)

1 June 1764
Prince William Co., VA Deed Book Q, pg. 123

    THIS INDENTURE made the first day of June 1764 in the fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God/Great Britain, France & Ireland King defender of the Faith. And in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty four between WILLIAM GRIGSBY Senr. of the parish of Overwharton in the County of Stafford of the one part and MICHAEL LYNN of the parish of Dittingen in the County of Prince William of the other part. Witnesseth that the said WILLIAM GRIGSBY for various consideration of the sum of five shillings current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said MICHAEL LYNN at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said WILLIAM GRIGSBY, Hath bargained and sold and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto the said MICHAEL LYNN all those tracts or parcels of land situate lying and being in the said County of Prince William and lying upon Powell's Run and its branches containing in the whole three hundred and seventy nine acres of land. The said land being granted to Leonard Barker by two several deeds issued out of the Proprietors Office of the Northern Neck of Virginia, one hundred acres being part of a Deed for three hundred & twelve acres & three quarters bearing date the 16th day of October one thousand seven hundred & twenty four, two hundred twenty nine acres by another Deed bearing date the twenty sixth day of July one thousand Seven hundred and twenty eight and by the said Leonard Barker sold and conveyed to the aforesaid WILLIAM GRIGSBY by Deeds of Leave and Release bearing date the twenty fourth & twenty fifth days of November One thousand Seven hundred and forty three, relation being thereunto had will more fully and at large appear. Together with all houses buildings orchards ways, waters, water courses, profits commodities hereditaments appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises hereby granted on any part thereof belonging or in any way wise appertaining. And the Reversion and revisions remainder & remainders, rinks, issues and profits thereof. To have and to hold the said land and all and singular other the premises hereby granted with the appurtenances unto the said MICHAEL LYNN his heirs Executors Administrators & Assigns from the day before the date hereof for and during the full term and time of one whole year from hence next Ensuing fully to be complete and ended Yielding and paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn on lady day next if the same shall be lawfully demanded to the intent and purpose that by Virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession the said MICHAEL LYNN may be in actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to accept and take a Grant and Release of the Reversion and Inheritance thereof to him and his heirs. In Witness whereof the said WILLIAM GRIGSBY hath hereunto set his hand and Seal the day & year first above written.


Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of

At a Court held for Prince William County the fourth day of June 1764
    This Lease from WILLIAM GRIGSBY to MICHAEL LYNN was proved by the Oath of all the witnesses hereunto and on the motion of the said Michael the same is admitted to Record.  

Test. JOHN GRAHAM Ct. Cur.

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