Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Deed: French to Dade (1803)

STEPHEN FRENCH to LANGHORNE DADE Deed 
dated 4 June 1803 Prince William Co.Deed Book 2, pg. 207-208

THIS INDENTURE made the fourth day of June in the year Eighteen hundred and three between LANGHORNE DADE & SARAH his wife of the County of Prince William & State of Virginia of the one part and STEPHEN FRENCH of the County & State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said LANGHORNE DADE and SARAH his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds to them in hand paid by the said STEPHEN FRENCH before the execution of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained, sold aliend & confirmed & by these presents do grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said STEPHEN FRENCH and to his heirs forever one tract r parcel of land situated lying and being in the aforesaid county of Prince William containing seventy eight acres be the same more or less and is bounded as follows, to wit. Begining at two white oaks corner to Graham on the north side of the Brentown road thence So. 50 Wt. 22 poles to a large sweet gum on the South side of the said road, thence No. 56 Wt. 127 po. to a red oak corner of GEO. GRAY in the said FRENCH’s line thence S 74 E. 29 po. to two white oaks at the head of a small branch thence S61Wt. 58 po. to some marked bushes where Grahams corner formerly stood thence S. 5 Et. 97 poles to the Beginning which said land is part of a larger tract purchased by the said DADE of ISAAC BRIDWELL together with all members, rights priviledges and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof to have and to hold the before described land and premises with their appurtenances unto him the said STEPHEN FRENCH & his heirs to the only proper use & behoof of him the said STEPHEN FRENCH and his heirs forever and the said LANGHORNE DADE & SARAH his wife do for themselves & their heirs covenant and agree with the said STEPHEN FRENCH & his heirs that they the said LANGHORNE DADE & SARAH his wife and their heirs shall and will forever hereafter warrant and defend the before mentioned land & premises free and clear of all incumbrances, made done or suffered by the said LANGHORNE DADE and SARAH his wife unto him the said STEPHEN FRENCH & his heirs, against the claim and demand of them the said LANGHORNE DADE & SARAH his wife & against the claim & demand of all & every other person whatsoever. In Witness whereof the said LANGHORNE DADE & SARAH his wife have hereunto set their hands & affixed their seals the day and date before mentioned.

LANGHE. DADE {seal} SARAH DADE {seal}

Signed Sealed acknowledged & delivered in presence of: 

THOMAS HARRISON, JAMES JAMESON, DAVID JAMESON, W. GRANT, RD. FOOTE, GEO. WILLIAMS

June the 4th 1803 Received of STEPHEN FRENCH the within mentioned consideration in full. 

Witness my hand the day & date above.

LANGE. DADE

Test, 
W GRANT, GEO. WILLIAMS, THOS. HARRISON, JAMES JAMESON, RD. FOOTE, DAVID JAMESON

The Commonwealth of Virginia to THOMAS HARRISON & WILLIAM GRANT, Gentleman, Greeting, Whereas LANGHORNE DADE and SARAH his wife have by their certain deed of bargain and sale dated the fourth day of June 1803 have bargained and sold & conveyed unto STEPHEN FRENCH the fee simple estate of and in to seventy eight acres of land situate in the County of Prince William and commonwealth aforesaid and whereas the said SARAH DADE cannot concurrently travel to the county Court of Prince William aforesaid to make acknowledgment of the same, therefore power is hereby given unto you or any two of you to receive the acknowledgment which the said SARAH DADE shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid contained in the said deed which is hereto annexed and you are therefore commanded that you do call and cause to come before you the said SARAH DADE and examine her privily and apart from her said husband whether she doth the same freely and voluntarily without the persuasions or threats of her said husband and whether she be willing the same should be recorded in the County Court of Prince William aforesaid and when you have taken her acknowledgment and examined her as aforesaid that you distinctly and openly certify the Justices of our said county Court there of under your seals, sending there this wit. Witness JOHN WILLIAMS clerk of our said County at the Court house thereof, this first day of June 1803 and in the 27th year of our Foundation.

JOHN WILLIAMS

June the 4th 1803 We the undersigned did in pursuance of the within power to us directed this day examine the within Mrs. SARAH DADE wife of LANGHORNE DADE privily & apart from her said husband respecting the sale of the Lands in the deed herein to annexed mentioned who that she does the same freely & voluntarily without the persuasion or threats of her said husband & that she is willing that the said deed with this commission shall be recorded in the County Court of Prince Wm. Certified under our hands & seals the day & date above written.

THOS. HARRISON {seal} W. GRANT {seal}

At a Court held for Prince William County Sept. 5th 1803. This deed from LANGHORNE DADE & wife to STEPHEN FRENCH was proved by the Oaths of GEORGE WILLIAMS, W. GRANT & DAVID JAMESON and ordered (together with a [illegible] for the privy examination of the same retd. executed) to be recorded.

Teste, JOHN WILLIAMS




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