Monday, December 2, 2013

Deed: Joseph Willard Lowe et als to Bradford Lowe (1946)

Deed
Joseph Willard Lowe et als to Bradford Lowe
PWCo. Deed Book 118, page 386

Whereas, Samuel R. Lowe, Jr. died intestate on the 6th day of December 1933, leaving as his sole surviving heirs at law, Joseph Willard Lowe, a son, Bradford Lowe, a son, and Clifford Leland Lowe, a grandson.  The said Clifford Leland Lowe being the sole surviving heir of Mark Clifford Lowe, a son of Samuel R. Lowe, Jr., who died intestate on the 6th day of March, 1924.
                That at the time of the death of the said Samuel R. Lowe, Jr. he was seized and possessed, in fee simple, of two (2) certain tracts or parcels of land lying and being situated in Coles Magisterial District, Prince William County, Virginia.
                NOW THEREFORE, THIS DEED, made and entered into this 11th day of March 1946, by and between Joseph Willard Lowe and Eva May Lowe, his wife, Clifford Leland Lowe and Gloria Marie Lowe, his wife, parties of the first part and Bradford Lowe, party of the second part.
                WITNESSETH: That the parties of the first part, who are the heirs at law of the late Samuel R. Lowe, Jr., and who are above the age of 21 years, for and in consideration of the sum of Ten Dollars ($10.00) cash in hand paid them by the party of the second part, who is an heir at law of the late Samuel R. Lowe, Jr., at and before the signing, sealing and delivery of this deed, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, and for other good and valuable consideration, they, the parties of the first part, do hereby bargain, sell, grant, convey and set over unto the party of the second part, with covenants of general warranty of title, with all rights, ways, easements and improvements thereunto belonging or appurtenant thereto, all of their undivided interest in and to the said tracts or parcels of land, aggregating 179 acres, more or less, lying and being situated in Coles Magisterial District, Prince William County, Virginia, and described as follows:
                Tract No. 1. Beginning at a stone in the line of S. R. Lowe, Sr. on the East side of the Manassas-Independent Hill Road, thence up the said road in the direction of Manassas to the Occoquan Road, and thence down the Occoquan Road to William Lynn’s line, thence with William Lynn’s line to the line of S. R. Lowe Sr., thence with his line to the place of beginning, and being the parties of the real estate owned by the late Benson Lynn, which embraces the old home place, containing about 60 acres, more or less, and being the same tract or parcel of land which was conveyed unto Samuel R. Lowe, Jr. by J. B. T. Thornton, Special Commissioner, in the case styled Clarke et al v. Tansill, dated February 1, 1897, and recorded among the land recorded of Prince William County, Virginia, on February 1, 1897, in Deed Book 45, page 213.
                Tract No. 2, All the residue of that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situated in Coles Magisterial District, and known as “Mountain View,” and being bounded as follows: Beginning at the junction of the Manassas and Independent Hill Road, and the Occoquan Road, thence down the Occoquan Road to Payne’s line, thence with Payne’s line to Keys, thence with Keys’ line to the old Levi Lynn tract, thence with the Lynn line to the Manassas-Independent Hill Road, thence with said road to the place of beginning, containing 119 acres, more or less, and being the same tract or parcel of land which was conveyed by J. B. T. Thornton, Special Commissioner, in the suit styled Clarke et al v. Tansill, to Samuel R. Lowe, Jr. by deed dated September 19, 1899, and recorded among the land records of Prince William County, Virginia, on March 21, 1900, in Deed Book 48, page 84.
                Less and except a certain tract or parcel of land containing 0.76 acres taken by the Highway in suit styled H. G. Shirley, State Highway Commissioner, v. Joseph Willard Lowe, Bradford Lowe, and Clifford Leland Lowe.  The order vesting title to said strip taken for highway purposes, is recorded among the land records of Prince William County, Virginia, in Deed Book 106, at page 301.
                Said tracts or parcels of land are subject to a right of way easement granted by S. R. Lowe (Samuel R. Lowe, Jr.) unto C. W. Alpaugh, his successors or assigns, granting the right to erect and maintain the necessary pole line in front of the premises, the poles to be set inside of road fence line, to sustain the necessary wires, guys, stubs, anchors and fixtures for the supply and distribution of electrical energy for electric light, heat and power.  Said right of way easement is dated September 9, 1927, and is recorded among the land records of Prince William County, Virginia, in Deed Book 84, page 448.  Said tracts or parcels of land contain in the aggregate, 179 acres, more or less.
                The parties of the first part covenant that they have the right to convey their undivided interest in and to the said tracts or parcels of land, to the party of the second part; that the party of the second part shall have quiet and peaceful possession of their undivided interest in and to said tracts or parcels of land, free from any and all encumbrances; that they, the parties of the first part, have done no act to encumber their undivided interest in and to said tract or parcels of land; and that they, the parties of the first part, will execute such further assurances of and to the title of their undivided interest in and to said tracts or parcels of land as may be necessary and requisite.
                Witness the following signatures and seals:

Joseph Willard Lowe {seal}
Eva May Lowe {seal}
Clifford Leland Lowe {seal}
Gloria Marie Lowe {seal}

W. S. Revenue Stamps $4.40 Cancelled


State of Virginia
County of Prince William, to-wit:
                I, Ruth M. Brunt, a notary public in and for the County of Prince William in the State of Virginia, do hereby certify that Joseph Willard Lowe and Eva May Lowe, his wife, whose names are signed to the foregoing and annexed general warranty deed, bearing date on the 11th day of March, 1946, have and each has this day acknowledged the same before me in my County of Pr. Wm. State of Virginia.
                My commission as a notary public expires on the 8ty day of Dec. 1946.
                Given under my hand and notarial seal this 16th day of March, 1946

Ruth M. Brunt
Notary Public {seal}


State of Virginia
City of Alexandria, to-wit:
                I, Joanna M. Barry, a notary public in and for the County of City of Alexandria, in the State of Virginia, do hereby certify that Clifford Leland Lowe and Gloria Marie Lowe, his wife, whose names are signed to the foregoing and annexed general warranty deed, bearing date on the 11th day of march 1946, have and each has acknowledged the same before me in my county of City of Alexandria, State of Virginia.
                My commission as a Notary Public expires on the 26th day of January, 1948.
                Given under my hand and notarial seal this 16 day of March, 1946.

Joanna M. Barry
Notary Public


In the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of Prince William County, Virginia, March 18, 1946, this Deed from Joseph Willard Lowe et al to Bradford Lowe with certificate attached was this day admitted to record at 9:10 A.M.


Worth H. Storke, Clerk 

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