Friday, March 25, 2016

Deed: Pinn to Stokes (1868)

Deed - Pinn to Stokes
PWCo. Deed Book 26, pg. 609

This indenture made and entered into this seventh day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight between Howson Pinn and Patty his wife of the one part and Warner Stokes of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Howson Pinn & wife to for and in consideration of the sum of forty five dollars in hand paid by the said Stokes to the said Pinn, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold, alined, and conveyed, and by these hereunto do grant, bargain, sell, aline, and convey unto the said Warner Stokes with general warrantee the following lot of land lying being situate in the County of Prince William and bounded as follows, to wit. Beginning at Howson Pinn’s NW corner there south four and one half degrees west thirty one rods & twelve links to a stake then south eighty five and one half degrees east, seventeen & one half rods to a stake, thence north four and one half degrees east twenty three rods to B. H. Lewis line, thence N forty seven degrees west by said Lewis line, nineteen rods to the bound begun at containing three acres. Together with all the privileges and appurtenances to the same in any wise appertaining or belonging. To have and to hold the above granted premises and appurtenances unto the said Warner Stokes, his heirs & assigns forever, as witness the following signatures and seals.

Howson (X his mark) Pinn {seal}
Patty (x her mark) Pinn {seal}

H. E. Pinn

State of Virginia County of Prince William to wit:

We W. L. B. Wheeler and Crawford Cushing Justices of the Peace for the County of Prince Wm. In the state of Virginia do certify that Howson Pinn and Patty Pinn whose names are signed to the within writing bearing date on the seventh day of April 1868 have acknowledged the same before us in our county aforesaid and we further certify that Patty Pinn the wife of Howson Pinn whose names are signed to the within writing was examined by us privately and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her she the said Patty Pinn acknowledged the said writing to be her act and declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it. Given under our hand this 14th May anno domini 1868.

W. L. B. Wheeler J.P.
Crawford Cushing J.P.

At a Court of Quarterly Sessions held for Prince Wm. County June __ 1868.

This Deed from Pinn & wife to Stokes with certificate annexed was presented to the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Teste. M. B. Sinclair Clerk

[Howson/Howison Pinn was a free man of color and land owner who lived near the Bethlehem Meetinghouse.  He is buried beside his wife in the Pinn Family Cemetery in Manassas. ~cgl]

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