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

Land Office Patent to Benjamin CLEMMONS, 22 Sep 1739
Virginia Land Office Patents No. 18, 1738-1739, pp. 385-386
Transcript by Marna L. Clemons, 1 November 2001

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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 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 unto Benjamin Clemmons one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing three hundred and eighty acres lying and being in the County of Amelia in the Fork between great Saylor and little Saylor Creeks and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at Crawfords corner Hiccory Thence along his lines North ten Degrees East one hundred and forty six Poles to a corner Thence West nine Degrees South three hundred and thirty three Poles to a corner white Oak thence South nine Degrees East seventy eight Poles to a corner white oak thence South forty Degrees East one hundred and eighty two Poles to a corner black Shrub Oak Thence East nine Degrees North one hundred and sixty Poles to a faced corner Thence North North East eighty four Poles to Crawfords line Thence North West twenty six Poles along his Line 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 three hundred and eighty acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Water Courses therein continued together with the Privileges of Hunting Hawking Fishing Fowling and all other Profits Comodities 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 Clemmons and to his Heirs and Assigns forever To the only Use and behoof of him the said Benjamin Clemmons his Heirs and Assigns forever To be held of us our Heirs and Successors as of our Manner 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 abovementioned 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 Clemmons 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 is shall and may be 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 Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh Under the Seal of our said Colony the twenty second Day of September one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine In the Thirteenth Year of our Reign
    William Gooch

[Note: Amelia County, VA, Deed Book 1, 1734-1743, pp. 324-325 records that Benjamin CLEMENT subsequently sold the land he acquired by the above patent to Francis ALLEN on 18 Jun 1741.]

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