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


 
Patent to Francis Clemments, dated 15 Dec 1749
Virginia Patent Book 27, pages 492-494
Transcript by Marna L. Clemons, 3 September 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 divers good Causes and Considerations but more especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of Forty 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 and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors do Give Grant and Confirm unto Francis Clemments one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing four hundred acres lying and being in the County of Amelia on the upper Side of Flatt Creek and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at Craddocks now Cocks Corner Elm on Walnut Branch Thence along his Lines North eighteen Degrees East seventy one Poles to his Corner Pine Thence East forth three Degrees North forty eight poles to his Corner Thence North seventeen Degrees West two hundred and ninety Poles to Hendricks Line Thence along his Lines West thirty nine Degrees South one hundred and seventy Poles to his Corner Thence along John Harris's Lines South fourteen Degrees West two hundred and thirty Poles to his Corner Thence East fifteen Degrees South one hundred and sixty four Poles to his Corner Pine Thence South East thirty eight Poles to his Corner Elm on Walnutt Branch Thence down the said Branch 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 four hundred Acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Water Courses therein 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 anywise 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 appurtenances unto the said Francis Clemments and to his Heirs and Assigns forever To the only Use and Behoof of him the said Francis Clemments 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 Saint 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 Francis Clemments 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 abovementioned 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 appurtenances 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 Thomas Lee Esquire President of our Council and Commander in chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said Colony the fifteenth Day of December one thousand seven hundred and forty nine In the twenty third year of our Reign.
    Thomas Lee E.

[Note: Amelia County, VA, Deed Book 5, pp. 159-160 records that Francis CLEMENT subsequently sold the land he received by the above patent to John COOK on 23 May 1754.]



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