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William CLEMENT (d. 1760) of Amelia County, Virginia - A Study of His Descendants

Land Office Patent to William CLEMENT, Jr., 20 Aug 1747
Virginia Land Office Patent Book 28, page 134
Transcript by Marna L. Clemons, 7 February 2001

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  George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith & To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know ye That for diverse good Causes & Considerations but more especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of Ten Shillings of good and lawful Money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have Given Granted and Confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors do Give Grant and Confirm unto William Clement Junr. one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing seventy four acres lying and being in the County of Amelia on the head of the Bent Run and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at George Spaines Corner Thence along Gillingtons Line South twenty four degrees West one hundred and twenty six poles to Jacob Says Corner Thence along his Lines West forty degrees North one hundred and twenty poles to his Corner Thence North forty degrees East eighty poles to his Corner white oak Thence along Clements Line East ninety five poles to George Spains Line Thence along his Line South eight degrees West twenty four poles to the beginning With all Woods Underwoods Swamps Marshes Low Grounds Meadows Feedings and his due share of all Veins Mines and Quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said Quantity of seventy four acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Watercourses therein contained Together with the Priviledges of Hunting Hawking Fishing Fowling and all other Profits Commodities and Hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining To have hold possess and enjoy the said Tract or parcel of Land and all other the before granted Premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurts unto the said William Clement and to his Heirs and Assigns forever To the only Use and Behoof of him the said William Clement his Heirs and Assigns forever To be held of us our Heirs and Successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knights Service Yielding and Paying unto us our Heirs and Successors for every fifty acres of Land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater Quantity than Fifty Acres the Fee Rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the feast of St. Michael the ArchAngel and also Cultivating and Improving three acres part of every Fifty of the Tract above mentioned within three years after the date of these Presents Provided always That if three years of the said Fee Rent shall at any time be in arrear and Unpaid or if the said William Clement his Heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these Presents Cultivate and Improve three acres part of every Fifty of the Tract above mentioned Then the Estate hereby Granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and maybe lawful to and for us our Heirs and Successors to Grant the same Lands and Premises with the appurts unto such other Person or Persons as we our Heirs and Successors shall think fit In Witness whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made Witness our Trusty and Welbeloved Sir William Gooch Bac. our Lieut. Govenor and Comander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the said of our said Colony the twentieth day of August one thousand seven hundred and forty seven In the twenty first year of our Reign.
William Gooch

[Note: Amelia County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1747-1759, pp. 85-87 records that William CLEMENT Jr. subsequently sold the land he acquired by the above patent to William COMPTON on 17 Jun 1748.]

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