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

Land Office Patent to Benjamin CLEMENTS, 20 Aug 1741
Virginia Patent Book 19, 1739-1741, pages 1123 - 1124
Transcript by Marna L. Clemons, 17 December 2000

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  George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that for divers good Causes and Considerations but more Especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of Fifteen 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 Benjamin Clements one Certain Tract or parcel of Land containing One hundred and twenty nine Acres lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the South side of Staunton River on both sides of Sycamore Creek and bounded as followeth / to wit / Beginning at a forked Hagberry tree above the mouth of the said Creek at the upper end of a small Island thence South thirty three Degrees West twenty two poles to a white Oak thence South one Degree East eighty poles to an Ash on Sycamore Creek thence down the said Creek as it Meanders to an Elm on the said Creek thence South sixty four Degrees East thirty poles to a Spanish Oak thence South twelve Degrees West ninety four poles to a pine thence South seventy nine Degrees East seventy six poles to a white Oak thence North twenty Degrees East thirty eight Poles to a pine thence North seventy one Degrees East forty poles to a pine thence North eighteen Degrees East thirty eight poles to a Hiccory on Staunton River and thence up the said River as it Meanders to the beginning With all Woods Underwoods Swamps Marshes Lowgrounds 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 One hundred and twenty nine Acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Water Courses there in contained together with the Privileges 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 Benjamin Clements and to his Heirs and Assigns forever To the only Use and Behoof of him the said Benjamin Clements his Heirs and Assigns forever To be held of us our Heirs and Successors as of 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 Saint Michael the Arch angel 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 Benjamin Clements 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 William Gooch Esq Our Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said Colony the twentieth Day of August one thousand seven hundred and forty one In the Fifteenth Year of our Reign.
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