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DEED BOOK 15 (1790-1794) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA

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TO ALL to whom these present writing shall come know ye that we Benjamin Harrison, James Harrison, Jno. Hicks, John Cook, Myhill Collier, Robert Hicks, John Barner, Hannah Reese, children of Benjamin Harrison, deceased late of the County of Brunswick and Robert Hicks, John Lett Cook, John Hicks, Miles Collier, & John Barner are those who married to the daughters of the said Benja. Harrison, dec'd. we the said persons for sundry reasons and considerations but more especially to fulfill and es_ply with the real intent and desire of our father Benjamin Harrison dec'd which we believe was his intention for some years before he departed this life So that we and each of us as above mentioned do freely and voluntarily of our own free will and consent give grant & confirm by these presents unto Lucy Barner, the daughter of John Barner one Negro boy named Fed which was the property of our father Benja. Harrison, dec'd. to her and her heirs forever as we have the strongest circumstances to believe it was our father Benja. Harrison intent & desire to have devised him the said Negro boy Fed to her the said Lucy Barner in his Last Will and Testament but thro a mistake as we do expect he did not. We the persons above named do hereby jointly and severally agree and openly declare by these presents that we do freely clearly and absolutely give grant & confirm unto Lucy Barner the said Negroe boy named Fed to her and her heirs forever to her and their own proper use and behoof forever to do use and dispose at her and their will and pleasure without any manner of challenge claims demand of any of us above mentioned or of any other person or persons for us or in our names by our calls means consent or procurement but that she the said Lucy Barner shall and may peaceably and quietly possess and enjoy the said Negroe named Fed as free and clear from the claim right title or demand of us or any of us our heirs executors and administrators from time to time and at all times forever as witness our hands and seals this ____ day of April 1790. Signed by Benja. Harrison, James Harrison, John Hicks, John L. Cook, Myhill Collier, Robert Hicks, John Barner (his mark), and witnessed by Tho. Harrison, W. Y. Harrison, and Miles Hicks. Brunswick County Court June 20th 1790. This Deed of Gift was proved according to law by the oaths of Theophilus Harrison & Wylie Harrison, two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 1.

This Indenture made this 26th Day of November 1790 BETWEEN Henry Jones & Amy his wife of the County of Greenville [sic] of the one part & Daniel Harrison of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for & in the consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . do grant bargain sell alien & confirm unto the said Daniel Harrison . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick containing by Estimation one hundred acres . . . it being part of the land granted to the said Henry Jones by Patent bounded as follows, to wit, BEGINNING at the Fort Road corner white oak from thence North to a srub [sic] white oak on Daniel Harrisons line thence along Harrisons line East to a corner white scrub oak, thence South along Harrisons line to the said road at a corner black jack, thence up the said road West to a corner white oake at the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Henry Jones (his mark) and Amy Jones (her mark). Brunswick County Court November 22nd 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Henry Jones & Amy his wife parties thereto to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgment the said Amy being privately examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 3.

This Indenture made the 22nd Day of November 1790 BETWEEN Henry Jones & Amy his wife of the County of Greensville of the one part & Frances Stewart of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for & in the consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien & confirm unto the said Frances Stewart . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick part of the tract of land granted to the said Henry Jones by Patent dated the tenth of October one thousand seven hundred & ninety containing by estimation one hundred acres . . . bounded as follows, to wit, BEGINNING at the Fort Road at a corner scrub white oak from thence North to a pine thence North to a corner pine on Harrisons line being the dividing line between the said Frances & Henry Jones thence East along Harrisons line to a scrub white oak thence South to a pine on the said line thence to the said road thence West up the said road to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Henry Jones (his mark) and Amy Jones (her mark). Brunswick County Court November 22nd 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Henry Jones & Amy his wife parties thereto to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgment the said Amy being privately examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 5.

To all to whom these presents shall come greeting Know ye that I Robert Hicks of Brunswick County in the State of Virginia have named appointed & constituted & do by these presents name appoint and constitute Abner Hill of Greensville in the said State of Virginia by Attorney with full power and authority for me and in my name to demand & receive all and every sum or sums of money or other property which was belonging to or owing to my son Harrison Hicks deceased & late of [---] County in the State of South Carolina and in my name as my attorney give sufficient receipts for all sums of money or other property to any person or persons of whom he shall receive any money or other property that is or my be owing to or belonging to the estate of my said deceased son Harrison Hicks & I do hereby give and grant to my said attorney full & compleat [sic] power & authority to use and exercise all such acts and devises in the law as shall be necessary in the premises as fully as myself could act & do if I was personally present hereby ratifying confirming & allowing all and whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done therein by virtue of these presents. In writing whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 8th Day of February, 1790. Signed by Robert Hicks, and witnessed by Lewis Hicks, Geo. Hicks, and Binns Jones. Brunswick County Court November 22nd 1790. This Letter of Attorney was proved according to Law by the oaths of George Hicks & Binns Jones two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 6.

This Indenture made the 15th Day of December 1789 BETWEEN Benjamin Ivy Senior of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Benjamin Ivey Junior of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eighty eight pounds eight shillings & three pence . . . doth by these presents grant, bargain & sell aliene [sic] enfeoff and confirm unto the said Benjamin Ivey Junior . . . all that tract or parcel of land lying & situate as follows, to wit, the dividing line between the said James Ivey Senior and Benjamin Ivy, Junior BEGINNING at the mouth of the spring branch where it runs into Janitto Creek & runs up the said branch as it winds a South course to the head of the said at a hickory thence straight on the same course to a red oak on the former line thence on the same line to the BEGINNING containing 290 acres . . . and being on the South side of Meherrin River in Meherrin Parish in the County of Brunswick . . . Signed Benja. Ivy and witnessed by W. Harrison, Abram Vaughan, and Thomas Wm. Ivie. Brunswick County Court November 22nd 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved according to law by the oaths of Thomas W. Ivy a witness thereto & having been proved on the 23rd Day of March last by the oaths of Wilie Harrison & Abram Vaughan also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 10.

This Indenture made this 16th Day of February 1791 BETWEEN Balaam Ezell of the County of Brunswick and Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part & James Frame of said County Commonwealth of the other part . . . for & in consideration of the sum of ninety pounds . . . which the said Balaam Ezell owes & is justly indebted for to John Drummond of the County of Dinwiddie said Commonwealth surviving partner of Allen Love & Co. late of Brunswick County & which he the said Balaam Ezell honestly & earnestly wishes & desires to secure satisfy & pay to the said John Drummond and in consideration of the further sum of five shillings . . . paid by the said James Frame . . . doth grant give sell alien & absolutely confirm to the said James Frame . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation one hundred & sixty two acres . . . & bounded by the land of James Harrison John Hicks James Battes formerly John Dives's & Meherrin River being the tract of land which Nathaniel Robertson has this day given him a deed for . . . upon trust nevertheless that the said James Frame . . . shall and will after the sixteenth day of February next ensuing the date hereof when he the said James Frame shall think proper or the said Balaam Ezell shall require the same which ever of these events may first happen sell after giving ten days previous publick notice and advertizement for the best price that can be had for the same the sd. land and out of the money arising had or paid by the sale of the said land so to be sold pay or cause to be paid to the said John Drummond as aforesaid . . . Signed by Balaam Ezell and witnessed by Isaac Hicks, Edward Love, and Theo. Harrison. Brunswick County Court February 28th 1791. This Deed of Trust was acknowledged by Balaam Ezell party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 40.

THE COMMONWEALTH of Virginia To James Harrison & Daniel Huff Gentlemen Greeting whereas Lewis Hicks and Sally Hicks his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date 22nd Day of December 1783 have sold unto William Batte Junior of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of five hundred ten & a half acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Sally Hicks cannot conveniently travel to our court . . . to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Salley Hicks shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid . . . therefore we do command you that you personally go to the said Sally Hicks and receive her acknowledgment of the same & examine her privately and apart from the said Lewis Hicks her husband . . . the 5th Day of March in the fifteen year of our foundation (1791). By virtue of this commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Sally Hicks the wife of the said within named Lewis Hicks . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands & seals this 12th Day of March 1791. Signed by James Harrison and Daniel Huff. Brunswick County Court March 28th 1791. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment & privy examination of Sally Hicks wife of Lewis Hicks to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale to William Batte, Junior, was retd. and together with a certificate of the execution thereof is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 52.

This Indenture made this 23rd Day of February 1791 BETWEEN Isaac Withers formerly of the County of Brunswick of the one part and William Short Junr. of the other part and aforesaid County . . . for certain considerations agreed to by both parties the said Isaac Withers hath and by these presents grant bargain & sell make over convey & deliver unto the said William Short . . . one hundred and sixteen acres of land . . . in the aforesaid County of Brunswick bounded as follows (vizt) BEGINNING on William Short Senrs. line and down Fields line a North course to a corner red oak from thence a West course on the said Fields line to Pools Spring Branch from thence down the said branch a South course to Cover Pond Branch from thence a West course up the said branch to Claytons line from thence a South course up Claytons line to a corner scrub oak on the aforesaid William Shorts line Seniors line from thence an East course to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Isaac Weathers and witnessed by John Short, Edmund Field, Nathl. Harrison, Junr. Brunswick County Court March 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Isaac Withers to William Short Junr. was proved according to law by the oaths of John Short, Edmund Field and Nathaniel Harrison, Junr. witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 55.

This Indenture made this 6th Day of October 1790 BETWEEN Buckner Stith Senr. of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Robert Bolling Junr. of the County of Dinwiddie of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . but more especially for and in consideration of the natural love which he hath and beareth unto the said Robert Bolling Junr. doth give & grant unto the said Robert Bolling Junr. five Negroe slaves (to wit) Esther Sarah Harrison Annoke & Silvia the daughter of Molley . . . Signed by Buckner Stith, Senr. and witnessed by Andrw. Meade, Buckner Stith, Junr. and Griffin Stith. Brunswick County Court March 28th 1791. This Deed of Gift from Buckner Stith Senr. to Robert Bolling Junr. was proved according to law by the oaths of Buckner Stith Junr. & Griffin Stith two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 56.

KNOW all men by these presents that I William Connelly of Brunswick County for and in the consideration of the sum of seventy pounds . . . do grant bargain & sell unto John Stith . . . two feather beds and furniture one bay horse saddle & bridle one cow and calf fifteen head of hogs all my blacksmith tools and all my wifes right of her fathers & grandmothers estate when divided . . . in trust nevertheless upon this condition that whereas the said John Stith is and stands security for me on a replevy Bond to Benjamin Ingram for thirty odd pounds and on another Bond to Samuel Glass for ten pounds and whereas I formerly assigned to him a Bond of Samuel Scotts for thirty pounds & he assigned it again to Hinchia Gilliam which Bond probably on the failure of the said Scott he the said John Stith may be obliged to make good and being willing and desirous to indemnify him of and in these premises as above mentioned do by these presents give unto the said John Stith full power & lawful authority whenever he shall may suffer in either of the above instances to take possession of and to sell at publick auction on reasonable notice for ready money any part or the whole of the above mentioned property . . . the 4th Day of February 1791. Signed by William Connelly and witnessed by Thomas Stith, Senr. Theo. Harrison, and William Goodwyn. Brunswick County Court March 28th 1791. This Deed of Trust was acknowledged by William Connelly party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 57.

This Indenture made this 23rd Day of April 1791 BETWEEN William Myrick Edwards of the County of Brunswick & State of Virginia of the one part & Thomas Washington of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the other part . . . for & in consideration of the sum of one hundred & fifty pounds . . . doth for himself & his heirs grant bargain sell alien release & confirm unto the said Thomas Washington . . . one tract or parcel of land containing one hundred & fifty acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the upper side of Cocks Creek and bounded as follows (Vizt.) BEGINNING on Frederick Jones's line on the aforesaid Cocks Creek on a red budd thence along the said Jones's line to a corner red oak on Doctor Greenways line thence along Doctor Greenways line to a corner hickory on John Barners line thence along the said Barners line to a white oak on the said Cockes Creek thence down the creek to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Wm. Myrick Edwards and witnessed by Grief Harwell, Robt. Harrison, and Thomas Seammell. Brunswick County Court April 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by William M. Edwards party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgment [-----] the wife of the said William being first privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 75.

This Indenture made this 23rd Day of May 1791 BETWEEN Balaam Ezell of the County of Brunswick of the part & Benjamin Bass of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . that whereas the said Benjamin (sic) Ezell being just indebted to Nathaniel Robinson in the just & full sum of ninety seven pounds and whereas on the twenty seventh day of October in the year one thousand seven hundred & ninety William Atkison & James Bass of the County aforesaid did become security for the said Ezell to the said Nathl. Robinson for the aforesaid debt by joining with the said Balaam Ezell in executing their Bonds to the said Nathl. Robinson for the said sum of ninety seven pounds which said Bonds will become payable, that is to say, the Bond which William Atkison is surety for one the twenty fifth day of December next ensuing and the one which James Bass is security for on the twenty fifth day of December 1792 and the said Balaam Ezell being desirous honestly to secure save harmless & indemnify the said William Atkison & James Bass as his security as aforesaid therefore for and in consideration of the aforesaid sum of money seven pounds as also for and in consideration of the further sum of five shillings . . . doth grant bargain sell & confirm unto the said Benjamin Bass . . . one tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick on the South side of Meherrin River about two miles above Penningtons Ford on said river containing one hundred & sixty two acres . . . & bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at an ash standing near the said river adjoining Col. James Harrisons line thence along the said Harrisons line to the land of John Hicks & thence along his line to the land of James Batts which he purchased from John Davis thence along his line to Avents Creek & from thence down the said creek as it meanders to the river aforesaid & thence down the said river to the BEGINNING . . . upon trust nevertheless that the said Benjamin Bass . . . shall after the twenty fifth of December 1791 as also any time after the twenty fifth day of December 1792 as soon as the said Benja. Bass shall think proper or the said Balaam Ezell requests the same which ever of these two circumstances shall first happen shall for the best price that can be gotten after giving ten days public notice the aforementioned tract of land or any part thereof and out of the money arising from such sale discharge satisfy & pay to the said Wm. Atkison & James Bass . . . the aforesaid sum of ninety seven pounds . . . Signed by Balaam Ezell and witnessed by Sterling Peebles, Thos. Jones, and Nathaniel [J]ackson. Brunswick County Court May the 23rd 1791. This Indenture of Deed of Trust from Balaam Ezell of the one part & William Atkison & James Bass of the other part was acknowledged by the said Balaam Ezell party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed book 15, page 79.

This Indenture made this 16th Day of February 1791 BETWEEN Nathaniel Roberson of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Balaam Ezell of the said County of the other part . . . for & in consideration of the sum of two hundred & two pounds ten shillings . . . doth grant bargain & sell unto the said Balaam Ezell . . . all that or parcel of land and plantation lying and being in the said County of Brunswick on the South side of Meherrin River about two miles above Penningtons Ford containing one hundred & sixty two acres . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a ash standing near the river on Colo. James Harrisons line and from thence along the said Harrisons line to the land of John Hicks and by his lines to the land James Batts purchased of John Davis and by his lines to Avens Creek and from thence down the said creek as it meanders to the river aforesaid and thence down the said river to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Nathaniel Roberson and witnessed by Isaac Hicks, Jas. Frame, and Allan Love. Brunswick County Court May 23rd 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Nathaniel Robertson of the one part & Balaam Ezell of the other part was proved by the oaths of Isaac Hicks, James Frame, & Allan Love the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 84.

This Indenture made this 28th Day of May 1791 BETWEEN Hansford Row of the County of Gloucester of the one part and James Hicks of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell unto the said James Hicks . . . all that tract or parcel of land and plantation lying and being in the said County of Brunswick on the South side of Little Creek containing two hundred & forty acres . . . and bounded by the lands of John Sturdivant Theophilus Harrison Edward Love John Love William Shelton [Shetton] and Thomas Stokes . . . Signed by Hansford Row and Mildred Row (her mark) and witnessed by Charles Hicks, Lockey Collier, and Bartley Sadler. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Hansford Row & Mildred his wife of the one part and James Hicks Senr. of the other part was proved by the oaths of Charles Hicks, Lockey Collier and Bartley Sadler the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 99.

This Indenture made this 1st Day of October 1790 BETWEEN Edward Dromgoole Executor to the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Walton deceased of the one part and James Turner of the County of Sussex of the other part . . . doth grant bargain and sell unto the said James Turner the following tract of land lying and being in partly in Brunswick and partly in Greensville County containing by estimation five hundred acres . . . for the consideration of the sum of seventy five pounds twelve shillings . . . and bounded as follows BEGINNING at a persimmon a corner in Thomas Kirbys & Henry Walton thence by Henry Waltons line to James Wasdens line thence by Wasdens line to a red oak in the line of Thomas Walton decd. thence by said line to a turkey oak in Joseph Ingram line thence by Ingrams line to a red oak in Drury Waltons line to two small white oaks a corner in Henry Mangums line thence by Mangums line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Edward Dromgoole and witnessed by Henry Mangam, John Walton, Junr., Nathl. Harrison, Junr., and William Raney. Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Edward Dromgoole party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 113.

This Indenture made this 5th Day of March 1789 BETWEEN Robert Mabry & Rebecca his wife John Mason William Mason William Harrison & Benjamin Jones Executors ... of the Last Will and Testament of James Mason decd. and John Mason eldest son & heir of the said James Mason decd. of the one part & Sterling Peebles of the County of Brunswick of the other part whereas the said James Mason decd. did in and by his Last Will and Testament bearing date the 27th Day of January which was in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eight four amongst other things direct [sic] and equire [sic] his said executors as aforesaid to sell and dispose of sundry lands & of which he the said James Mason decd. died seized & possessed as may more fully appear by the said Last Will & Testament of the said James Mason now remaining of record in the worshipful court of Greensville refference [sic] being there unto had . . . have disposed of one hundred and forty nine acres . . . part of the said lands so as aforesaid left by the said James Mason deceased for that purpose for the valuable consideration of the sum of five hundred and seventy pounds . . . do grant bargain & sell alien enfeoff & confirm unto the said Sterling Peebles . . . the aforesaid tract of land containing by estimation one hundred & forty nine acres . . . which said land is situate lying and being on both sides of the Reedy Creek in the aforesaid County of Brunswick and is bounded as follows to wit, BEGINNING at a live oak on the West side the said creek thence South thirty degrees West one hundred and sixty nine poles to a white oak thence South twenty five degrees East one hundred and twenty two poles to a white oak thence to a corner red oak at the Main Road thence along a line of marked trees down the said road to the aforesaid Reedy Creek thence down the various meanders of the run of the said creek to a hicory in James Halls line thence North thirty four poles East sixty eight degrees [sic] to a small oak thence North six and an half degrees East eighty poles to a red oak thence North twenty seven and an half degrees West seventy four poles to a small white oak thence North fifty five and an half degrees West fifty poles to a small white oak on the side the Mill Pond thence down the edge of the highest water mark of the said Mill Pond to the aforesaid Mill Dam thence along the said Mill Dam to the main run of the aforesaid Reedy Creek thence up the various meanders of the run of the said creek to the live oak at the BEGINNING including one water grist mill . . . Signed by Robt. Mabry, Rebecca Mabry, John Mason, W. Mason, W. Harrison, Benja. Jones, and John Mason, Junr. and witnessed by D. Fisher, D. Call, G. K. Taylor, T. Jones, J. Clark, S. Penticost, Ben. Blick, Peter Pelham, James Maclin, Ben. Goodrich, John Loftin, James Powell, John Hamilton, J. Wilkins, and Ths. Claiborne. Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Joseph Wilkins as to John Mason one of the witnesses thereto & having been proved on the 27th Day of April 1789 by the oaths of Benjamin Goodrich, John Hamilton and James Powell three of the witnesses thereto as to Robert Mabry and Rebecca his wife and by the oath of Daniel Call as to William Mason & William Harrison & by the oaths of Thomas Jones and James Clark as to John Mason Junr. & Benjamin Jones and by the oath of Benjamin Blick as to William Mason & having been proved on the 28th Day of September 1789 by the oath of Peter Pelham as to William Mason, Robert Mabry & Rebecca his wife and Benjamin Jones & by the oaths of George K. Taylor and James Powell as to John Mason, Wm. Mason & William Harrison and having been proved on the 29th Day of September 1789 by the oaths of Scarbrough Penticost as to Benjamin Jones & John Mason Junr. the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 115.

This Indenture made this 29th Day of December 1790 BETWEEN Charles Lucas and his wife Martha of the County of Brunswick of the one part Lemon Shell of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of six hundred pounds . . . doth hereby bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Lemon Shell . . . one certain tract or parcel of land and premises containing four hundred and seventy four acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid and on the South side of Great Creek and bounded as followeth to wit BEGINNING on the Great Creek at Thomas Boswell line thence along Boswells line to Harrison's line thence along Harrisons line to Jacksons line thence along Jackson's line to Wm. Murrells line thence along Murrills line to the Great & thence down the said Great Creek to the BEGINNING being all of that tract of land which the said Lucas holds or possesses in the aforesaid County of Brunswick containing by estimation four hundred and seventy five acres . . . Signed by Charles Lucas (his mark) and Martha Lucas (her mark), and witnessed by Tho. Saunders, James Saunders, and Joseph Baugh. Brunswick County Court August 22nd 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 130.

This Indenture made this 13th day of November 1783 BETWEEN Thomas Burnitt and Sarah his wife of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and Edmund Webb of the County and State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty-five pounds . . . doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said Edmund Webb . . . all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick in State aforesaid containing by estimation two hundred and twenty-one acres . . . and is adjoining and bounded by the lands of Edmund Webb, Herbert Haines, Peter Read, John Barker & Lewis Duprey . . . signed by Thos. Burnett (by his mark) and Sarah Burnett. Witnesses were John Barker, Joice Webb, James Harrison, Mark Steed and Grief Harwell. Brunswick County Court October 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oath of Grief Harwell a witness thereto and having been proved on the 22nd day of March 1784 by the oaths of James Harrison and Mark Steed also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 149.

KNOW all men by these presence that we Christopher Haskins, Theophilus Harrison, Robert Harrison, Willy Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Washington, Grief Harwell & Lewis Hicks & Gray Washington are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of fifteen thousand pounds . . . to be paid to the treasurer of the said Commonwealth . . . which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and each of us and each of our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presence sealed with our seals and dated this 28th day of November 1791. The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound Christopher Haskins is constituted and appointed sheriff of the County of Brunswick. If therefore the said Christopher Haskins shall faithfully and truly collect account for and pay agreeable to law all taxes imposed and becoming due in the said county for the years one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one and one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two and by law to be received by him the said Christopher Haskins then the above obligation to be void. Signed by Chs. Haskins, Theos. Harrison, Robert Harrison, Willie Harrison, Benja Harrison, Thos. Washington, Grief Harwell, Lewis Hicks and Gray Washington. Brunswick County Court November 28th 1791. This Bond was acknowledged by the parties thereto to be their act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 160.

KNOW all men by these presence that we Christopher Haskins, Theos. Harrison, Robert Harrison, Willy Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Thos. Washingtion, Grief Harwell, Lewis Hicks and Gray Washington are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of twenty thousand pounds . . . to be paid to Beverley Randolph Esqr. Governor of the said Commonwealth . . . to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us our and every of our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presence sealed with our seals and dated this 28th day of November 1791. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden Christopher Haskins is constituted and appointed sheriff of the County of Brunswick during pleasure by a commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth bearing date the third day of October 1791. If therefore the said Christopher Haskins shall well and truly collect all fines and forfeitures accruing or becoming due to the said Commonwealth in the said County of Brunswick and shall duly account for and pay the same into the treasury and shall also well and truly collect all officers fees and dues put into his hands to collect and duly account for and pay the same to the officers to whom such fees are due respectively at such time as are prescribed and limited by law and shall well and truly execute all process and precepts to him directed and pay and satisfy all sums of money & tobacco by him received by virtue of any such process to the person or persons to whom the same shall be due his or their executors administrators or assigns and in all other things shall truly and faithfully perform the said office of sheriff during the time of his continuance thereon then this obligation to be void. Signed by Chs. Haskins, Theo Harrison, Robert Harrison, Willie Harrison, Benja. Harrison, Thos. Washington, Lewis Hicks and Gray Washington. Brunswick County Court November 28th 1791. This Bond was acknowledged by the parties thereto to be their act and deed in order to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 161.

This Indenture made this 21st day of November 1790 BETWEEN Edward Freeman of the County of Brunswick of the one part and John Burnitt of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-one pounds five shillings . . . hath granted bargained and sold unto the said John Burnitt a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Brunswick the South side Meherrin River containing one hundred acres of land . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a sweet gum on the Buck Water Branch on John Burnitts line thence Eastward along the said Burnitts line to a corner blackjack on Dugless Wilkins line thence Northward along the sd. Wilkins line to a corner hicory thence alonge James Stewards line North Westward to a corner hicory on the East side the aforesaid Buckwater Branch thence Southward along the various courses of the sd. Branch to the BEGINNING . . . signed by Edward Freeman (by his mark) and witnessed by Daniel Harrison, Hermon Harrison and Lewis Jackson. Brunswick County Court November 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Lewis Jackson a witness thereto and having been proved on the twenty- second day of November 1790 by the oaths of Daniel and Hermon Harrison also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 166.

This Indenture made this XXV day of October 1791 BETWEEN William Mason and Mary his wife of the county of Sussex of the one part and John Jones of the county of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twelve hundred and twenty-five pounds . . . do grant bargain sell aline enfeof and confirm unto the said John Jones . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Brunswick on the North side of Meherrin River containing by estimation one thousand and five acres . . . and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at an elm on the bank of Meherrin River from thence North five hundred and two poles to a hicory on a branch (a corner) from thence East four hundred and fifty poles to a red oak (a corner) from thence South two hundred and sixty-six poles poles to Meherrin River adjoining the lands of William Merideth and from thence up the said river as it meanders to the BEGINNING being the tract of land that the said Mason purchased of the executors of Nathaniel Harrison decd . . . and signed by W. Mason and Mary Mason witnessed by Jas. Fletcher, H. Hill, Henry Maclin. Brunswick County Court November 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of James Fletcher, Henry Maclin and Herbert Hill the witnesses thereto in order to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 170.

This Indenture made this 27th day of May 1791 BETWEEN Edmond Harrison and Mary his wife of the county of Prince George of the one part and Sterling Edmonds of Brunswick County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and ninety-seven pounds sixteen shillings and ten pence . . . hath granted bargained and sold unto the said Sterling Edmonds . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing by survey three hundred and twenty-five acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows (vizt) BEGINNING at Thomas Penns line where it crosses Great Creek at a stooping Birch tree along the said Penns line South 50 deg. West eighty-four and a half poles to a corner white oak on the said Edmonds line thence along the said Edmonds line South 12 deg. East one hundred and eighty-two poles to a red oak thence south 19 deg. East sixteen poles to William Johnstons corner black oak thence South 53 deg. East one hundred and fifty-four poles along said Johnstons line to a red oak on the main road thence along the hedge row on the North side of said row North eighty-one degrees East fifty-four poles North 74 East 12 poles North 56 East 26 poles North 33 East fifty- four poles to a small red oak in the said hedge row thence leaving the hedge row North 43 deg. East sixteen poles to a white oak on Great Creek thence up the said creek as it meanders to the BEGINNING . . . signed by Edmond Harrison and Mary Harrison and witnessed by Mary Gilliam, Sally Harrison, Jane Harrison. Edmond Harrisons signature further acknowledged before us Samuel Hudgins (by his mark) James Parrish, Thos. Fowlkes and Bennitt Goodrum (by his mark). Brunswick County Court November 29th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Bennett Goodrum a witness thereto and having been proved on the 25th day of July 1791 by the oaths of Thomas Fowkes & Samuel Hudgins also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 174.

This Indenture made this eleaventh day of February 1792 BETWEEN Francis Stewart and Patience his wife of the one part of the County of Greensville and John Goodwyn of the same county of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-two pounds & ten shillings . . . do grant bargain sell align and confirm unto the said John Goodwyn . . . a certain tract or parcel of lands lyin and being in the county of Brunswick part of the tract of land granted to Henry Jones by patent dated the tenth of October one thousand seven hundred and ninety containing by estimation one hundred acres bounded as follows to wit, BEGINNING at the fork of a road at a corner shrub oak, thence North to a pine, thence North to a corner pine Harrisons line, being the dividing line between the said Harrison & Henry Jones, thence East along Harrisons line to a srub white oak, thence South to a pine on the same line thence to the said road thence along the said road to the BEGINNING . . . signed by Francis Stewart (by his mark) and witnessed by David Putney Willis Maclin and William Maclin. February 11th 1792, received the within consideration in full . . signed by Francis Stewart (by his mark) and witnessed by Willis Maclin, D. Putney, and Benjamin Wall. Brunswick County Court February 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale and receipt thereon was acknowledged by Francis Stewart party thereto to be his act and deed in order to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 179.

KNOW all men by these presents that we Thomas Jones & Richard Clack are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Stith, Thomas Edmunds, Andrew Meade, John Haskins Christopher Haskins James Fletcher Benjamin Blick, James Harrison, Edward Buchett [Berchett], John Stith, Richard Fletcher, Edward Drongoole, Sack Pennington and Daniel Huff gentlemen justices of the said county of Brunswick in the full and just sum of one thousand pounds . . . to be paid unto the said justices . . . to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and each of us our and each of our heirs executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our hands & dated this 26th day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Benjamin Jones gentl. is and stands appointed treasurer of the said county of Brunswick by virtue of which appointment he hath power to demand and received all such sum or sums of money or tobacco from time to time as shall or may be levied or otherwise become due and payable to the county aforesaid now if the said Thomas Jones . . . shall and do well and truly pay and properly apply all such sums of money or tobacco from time to time during his continuance in the said office as shall come to his hands or into the hands of any other person by his order the property of which said money or tobo. being in the county aforesaid after deducting five percent for his commissions for his trouble and expense in the execution of the office aforesaid then the above obligation to be void or else remain in full force power and virtue. Signed by Thomas Jones and Richard Clack witnessed by C. B. Jones. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This Bond was acknowledged by Thomas Jones & Richard Clack parties thereto to be their act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 216.

This Indenture made this 28th day of May, 1792 between John Mason & Mary his wife of the County of Greensville of the one part and William Harrison of the County of Sussex on the other part . . . for and in consideration of One Hundred Pounds . . . together with the further consideration of a proper deed of conveyance from Peter Wyche of all his lands & appurtenances thereof on the Three Creeks (including about Three Hundred Acres) free from all encumbrances to be procured by the said William Harrison to the said John Mason . . . do grant Bargain & Sale unto the said William Harrison all their right title & interest of & in a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being on the So. of Meherrin River in the County of Brunswick bounded thus to the North by the River to the East by the Great Branch to the South & West by William Harrisons line as left the said Mason by his father James Mason decd. in his Last Will & Testament containing by estimation Five Hundred & Ninety Three Acres & also to release to the said William Harrison . . . all their the said John & Mary Mason's right title & interest in any debts which may be obtained by them of the estate of James Mason decd. . . . Signed by Jno. Mason. Memorandum that whereas the within John Mason previous to the within contract had leased part of the within land the said lease shall go on till expired agreeable to contract between him the said John Mason on the one part & John Smith on the other part as maybe seen in Article of agreements more over for preventing any mistake it is to be observed that the within Harrison defends the right & title of the within land at his own proper charge cost & risque against any suit or suits which have been or maybe brought against John Mason . . . as one of the devisees or legatees of James Mason decd. Also that the said John Mason may still claim from Robert Mason decd. estate agreeable to law witness my hand & seal the within date. Signed by Wm. Harrison. Brunswick County Court May 28th, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale and Memorandum thereon endorsed were acknowledged by John Mason and William Harrison the parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 236.

This Indenture made this 28th day of October, 1791, between Howell Eldridge & Martha his wife of the one part and Joshua Lucy of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of Thirty Three Pounds Sixteen Shillings . . . hath given granted bargained and sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Joshua Lucy . . . all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation Seventy Five acres and bounded as follows Beginning at George Walkers estate corner Red Oak on the Flat Rock Road thence along the said road Fifty One & a Half Poles to Isham Laurances corner Black Jack thence said Laurances line South Seventy Three West Sixty Nine Poles to a Willow Oak on a small branch thence down the said branch Ninety Five Poles to a White Oak in Henry Merritts line where it crosses the said branch thence along the said Merritts line South Eight Six East Forty Three and a half Poles to Drury B. Stiths corner Spanish Oak thence along the said Stiths line North Fifty East Seventy Four Poles to a Red Oak Saplin thence along the said line South Seventy One East Fifty Two Poles to pointers on Burches Road thence along the said road North Twenty Eight East Fourteen Poles to the said George Walkers corner Read Oak thence along the said Walkers line North Thirteen West Seventy Five Poles to the Beginning . . . Signed by Howell Eldridge and Martha Eldridge (her mark) and witnessed by Harrison Barner, Benjamin Ingram, and William Kelly. Brunswick County Court June 25th, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Howell Eldridge party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 253.

This Indenture made this 26th day of April, 1787, between Benjamin Edwards of the County of Northampton & State of North Carolina, and Priscilla his wife of the one part and John Mason of the County of Sussex and State of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of One Thousand Pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell unto the said John Mason . . . all that certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being on the South side of Meherrin River in the County of Brunswick & State of Virginia as aforesaid containing by estimation One Thousand Eight Hundred & Forty Six Acres . . . and is bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at the mouth of Lightfoots Creek at Meherrin River aforesaid thence down the meanders of the run of the said river to the mouth of Tomlins Run thence up the various meanders of the said Tomlins Run to a Willow Oak thence South Seventy Seven & a half West Twenty Four Poles to a Hickory thence South Sixty Two & a half degrees West Seventy Three Poles to a Hickory (down) thence South Four Degrees East One Hundred & Eight Eight Poles to Danl. Harrisons corner pond thence South Thirty Degrees West One Hundred and Eight Four Poles to a srub white oak thence South Fifty Four Degrees One Hundred Twenty Eight & a half Degree to Henry Jones' corner (small) pine thence South Forty Eight Degrees West One Hundred Sixty & Six Poles to a small Black Jack thence South Twenty Seven Degrees West Ninety Poles to Jesse Edwards's line thence along the said Jesse Edwards's line South Two Degrees East Forty Eight Poles to a White Oak thence North Forty Four Poles West Sixty and a half Poles to a Red Oak thence North Sixty Eight Degrees West Seventy Eight Poles to a White Oak in a small run thence down the various courses of the same to Lightfoots Creek thence up the run of the said Creek to a small branch thence up the various of the run of the said branch to Frank Mallorys line thence along Mallorys line North Twenty One Degrees West Ten Poles to Williams corner Red Oak thence North Twelve Degrees West Two Hundred & Seventy Six Poles to a shrub White Oak thence North Three Degrees West One Hundred Sixty & Six Poles to a small White Oak on Brandy Creek thence down the various meanders of the run of the said Creek to the said John Masons corner small birch on the same thence North Seventy Eight Degrees East Sixty Poles to a Hickory thence South Seventy Five Degrees East One Hundred and Twenty Poles to a Spanish Oak thence South Eighty Five Degrees East Thirty Six Poles to a White Oak in Lightfoots Creek aforesaid thence down the various meanders of the run of the said Creek to the Beginning . . . Signed by Benjm. Edwards and Priscilla Edwards and witnessed by Robt. Mabry, Saml. Gilliam, D. Fisher, and W. Mason. Brunswick County Court June 25th, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Robert Mabry a witness thereto and having been proved on the 23rd day of April, 1792, by the oaths of William Mason & Samuel Gilliam also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 255.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of July 1792 between William Simms & Judith his wife of the County of Brunswick on the one part and William Harrison of the County of Sussex on the other part . . . that whereas the said William Sims & Judith his wife by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 27th day of October 1783 conveyed unto James Mason of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of in and to a certain piece parcel or tract of land containing two hundred and fifty acres reference being had to the records of the court of said county will fully appear and the said James Mason by his certain Indenture bearing date the same day and year last mentioned conveyed unto the aforesaid William Harrison the fee simple estate of in and to one hundred and sixty seven acres of land being part as was then supposed of the land surveyed to said Mason by said Simmes & wife reference to the said records will also fully appear and whereof it hath since been discovered that there is ninety two acres of land that was included within the bounds of the said deed from Mason to Harrison which was omitted and is not included in the deed from Sims and wife to Mason now this Indenture witnesseth that the said William Simms and Judith his wife for and in consideration of the sum of thirty five pounds . . . do grant bargain sell align enfeoff and confirm unto the said William Harrison . . . one certain piece or parcel of land containing ninety two acres as aforesaid be the same more or less which said piece or parcel of land was devised to the aforesaid William Simms by the Last Will and Testament of his father George Simms reference to the said Will which is duly recorded in the Court of the County of Brunswick will fully appear which said piece or parcel of land is bounded as follows BEGINNING at a srub oak in an old field on a path thence along Bartlet Sims's line in the said path South eight degrees West poles eight poles South fifty six poles South six degrees West ten poles to a great white oak on the east side of the same thence along Richard Hartwells line North fifty three West six poles to a hickory South forty one degrees West seventy six poles to a white oak on the dividing branch thence down the said branch to Cold Water Run thence North eight six degrees East one hundred & seventy six poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Wm. Sims and witnessed by Tho. Stith Sr. and Willie Harrison. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Sims party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 272.

This Indenture made this 24th day of August 1792 between Nathl. Mason and Judith his wife and Elizabeth Stewart of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Matthew Myrick of the same county of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & twenty five pounds . . . do . . . bargain sell and deliver unto the said Matthew Myrick . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the aforesaid County of Brunswick and containing two hundred acres . . . and bounded as followeth BEGINNING at a maple a corner in Howell Hobb's line in Beddingfields Creek thence running down the meanders of the said creek one hundred and eighty eight poles to a corner ash in the said Nathaniel Masons line thence North seventeen degrees West one hundred & forty poles to a pine thence North thirty eight degrees West fifty poles to a post oak a corner tree thence South sixteen degrees West fifty poles thence North eight degrees West fourteen poles thence South sixty degrees West eighty five poles thence South one hundred & sixty poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Nathl. Mason, Judith Mason, and Eliza. Stewart (her mark), and witnessed by Benja. Harrison, Sr., Benja. Hook, Ben Harrison, Hartwell Rains, Benja. Lashley and Howell Lashley. Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Ben Harrison, Benjamin Lashley and Howell Lashley three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 296.

Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. Judith Sims wife of William Sims this day acknowledged an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from the said William Sims to William Harrison, she being first privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 299.

This Indenture made this 28th day of January 1793 between Edmund Harrison and Mary his wife of the County of Prince George of the one part and Joseph Baugh of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds paid and secured to be paid and also for the further consideration sum of forty nine pounds paid unto the said Edmund Harrison by the said Joseph Baugh . . . hath granted bargained aliened & confirmed unto the said Joseph Baugh . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Brunswick and containing by a late survey six hundred & sixty four acres . . . and bounded as followeth viz. BEGINNING at a dead mulberry tree on Great Creek a corner of Hartwell Cockes land thence along said Cockes line as it meanders to a red corner oak thence along a new marked line adjoining the lands sold by Edmund Harrison to William Baugh as it meanders to a stooping shrub oak a corner thence to a small black gum, in the head of a branch at Robert Baileys line, thence along said Baileys line unto a red oak bush, a corner, thence unto a black jact a corner of Randal Hagoods line, thence along said Hagoods line unto a red oak a corner, thence to a spanish oak along to an elm, at the head of a branch thence down the said branch unto a shrub oak a corner of Wm. Murrels line, thence along said line to a black gum on Great Creek, thence up the said creek to the beginning . . . Signed by Edmund Harrison and Mary Harrison and witnessed by William Baugh, Edmunds Shell, and John Barker (his mark). Brunswick County Court March 28th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of William Baugh, a witness thereto and having been proved on the 25th day of February 1793 by the oaths of Edmunds Shell & John Barker also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 374.

KNOW all men by these presents that we William Cordle Charles Cordle & Theophilus Harrison of the County of Brunswick & State of Virginia for and in consideration of the sum of fifty five pounds . . . paid by John King of the same County and State have bargained sold and delivered and do by these presents bargain sell and deliver to the said John King one Negro boy slave named Daniel and we do oblige ourselves and each of our heirs executors ... will warrant and forever defend, the said Negro boy slave, to the said John King . . . this 9th day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety three. Signed by Wm. Cordle, Chs. Cordle and Theop. Harrison, and witnessed by Willie Harrison, Isaac Hicks, and Geo. Hicks. Brunswick County Court March 25th 1793. This Bill of Sale was acknowledged by William Cordle, Charles Cordle & Theophilus Harrison parties thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 385.

This Indenture made this 19th day of January 1793 between John Nanny of the County of Brunswick and Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and Willie Harrison of the said County and Commonwealth of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty nine pounds thirteen shillings and *five pence half penny . . . which the said John Nanny owes and is justly indebted to Allan Love and which he the said John Nanny honestly and earnestly wishes and desires to secure satisfy and pay to the said Allan Love and in consideration of the further sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by the said Willie Harrison . . . doth grant give sell alien and absolutely confirm to the said Willie Harrison . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation one hundred and fifty acres . . . and bounded by the lands of Owen Myrick, Jesse Jones, Mordicai Jones?, and William Howard . . . Upon trust nevertheless that the said Willie Harrison . . . shall and will after the 25th day of December next ensueing the date hereof when he the said Willie Harrison shall think proper of the said John Nanny require the same which ever of these events may first happen sell after giving ten days previous publick notice and advertisement for the best price that can be had for the same the said land and out of the money arising had or paid by the sale of the said land so to be sold pay or cause to be paid unto the said Allan Love as aforesaid . . . the said just and full sum of twenty nine pounds thirteen shillings and *nine pence half penny . . . Signed by John Nanney (his mark) and witnessed by John Wright, Drury Nanny, and Shadrach Nanny (his mark). Brunswick County Court June 24th 1793. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was acknowledged by John Nanny party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 399.

This Indenture made this 24th day of June 1793 between Theophilus Harrison and Polly his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Benjamin Walker of the other part . . . for and in the consideration of the sum of sixty pounds . . . do grant bargain and sell unto the said Benjamin Walker . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth viz. BEGINNING at a corner red oak on Prestons line thence along his line to Floyds line, thence along his to a corner red oak on the Ridge Path and thence along the Ridge Path to Harrisons and thence along his line to the said Ridge Path to a corner white oak on Ezells line and thence along the said Walkers line to the Beginning containing by estimation sixty acres . . . Signed by Theo. Harrison. Brunswick County Court June 24th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Theophilus Harrison party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 403.

This Indenture made this 9th day of May 1793 between Andrew Meade of Brunswick County of the one part and John Loyd of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds eighteen shillings . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said John Loyd . . . one parcel or tract of land containing by private survey two hundred acres situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid and is bounded as followeth BEGINNING at Arastotles [sic] Eldridges corner shrub oak on Thomas Lundies line, thence along Atistotle [sic] Eldriges [sic] line North sixty and an half degrees West two hundred and forty poles to a spanish oak on Frederick Burdges line, on the Courthouse Road thence along his line South twelve degrees West eight poles to a small black jack thence South thirty five degrees West forty three poles to a black jack on the said road thence along the said Burdges and Thomas Stiths lines South thirty five degrees East one hundred and ninety eight poles to Lewis Browns corner shrub oak thence along the said Lewis Browns line North fifty two degrees East eighty six poles to a white oak on Thomas Lundies line thence along the said Lundies line North fourteen degrees forty eight poles to a pine thence North forty five degrees East eighty four poles to the Beginning . . . Signed by Andrew Meade and witnessed by Nathl. Harrison, Junr., William Connelly, and Frederick Burge. Brunswick County Court June 24th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Andrew Meade party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 408.

This Indenture made this 9th day of May 1793 between John Loyd of the County of Brunswick and Buckner Stith of the same County . . . for and in consideration of the sum of Five Shillings . . . he the said John Loyd doth hereby acknowledge he the said John Loyd hath granted bargained and sold aliened and confirmed unto the said Buckner Stith . . . a certain tract or parcel of land on the South side of Couches Run containing two hundred acres adjoining the lands of Aristotle Eldridge, the Revd. Thomas Lundies Lewis Browns & others agreeable to a deed bearing date the 9th day of May 1793 from Andrew Meade to the said John Loyd for the said land and also the following property vitz. on [sic] Chestnut Sorrel mare one bay mare and three cows and calves & one steer . . . In Trust nevertheless and it is the true intent and meaning of these presents that whereas the said John Loyd being indebted unto Andrew Meade in the just sum of fifty pounds eighteen shillings due on Bond executed this day and being willing and desirous to secure the said Andrew Meade in the payment thereof with interest and the costs of this deed at a future date doth agree that it shall and may be lawful and he doth hereby give unto the said Buckner Stith full power and lawful authority after the first day of December 1794 on giving ten days public notice to sell to the highest bidder for ready money the land and property aforesaid and to apply the money arising from such sale to the payment of the within mentioned sum with interest from the 9th day of May 1793 to the said Andw. Meade . . . but if the said John Loyd shall on or before the expiration of the term aforesaid or at the day of sale pay unto the said Andrew Meade the said sum of Fifty Pounds Eighteeen shillings with Interest and costs aforesaid in full then this Indenture shall be null and void and of no effect as if the same had been made . . . Signed by John Loyd and witnessed by N. Harrison, Junr., William Connelly, and Frederick Burdge. Brunswick County Court June 24th 1793. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was acknowledged by John Loyd party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 409.

This Indenture made this 4th day of May 1793 between John Davis of the first part James Batte of the second part and William Brown of the third part . . . that the said John Davis for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . which he the said John Davis oweth to the said James Batte and honestly desires to pay to him and also for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . doth give grant bargain sell alien and confirm to the said William Brown . . . all the slaves following (to wit) James, Patience, Nanny, Ephraim, Holland and Rose and their increase . . . UPON TRUST and special confidence nevertheless that if it shall happen that the said one hundred shall be in arrear and unpaid to the said James Batte . . . on the 25th day of December in the year 1793 or at any time thereafter that then and in that case it shall be lawful . . . that the said William Brown . . . shall sell and dispose at public auction to the highest bidder for ready money all or any of the said slaves having given ten days previous notice of the time and place of such sale in the Petersburg Gazette and shall out of the proceeds of such sale pay and satisfy to the said James Batte . . . the aforesaid one hundred pounds with legal interest thereon till paid together with the cost of drawing proving and recorded of this deed & the necessary expenses attending such sale . . . Signed by John Davis, James Batte, and William Brown and witnessed by Henry Hayes and Theo. Harrison. Brunswick County Court July 22nd 1793. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was acknowledged by John Davis and James Batte parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 414.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To William Robertson John Baird & William Poythress Gentlemen Greeting whereas Edmund Harrison and Mary his wife of the County of Prince George by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 28th day of January 1793 have sold unto Joseph Baugh of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of six hundred and sixty four acres of land with the appurtenances lying & being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Mary Harrison cannot conveniently travel to our Court . . . to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Mary shall be willing to make before of the conveyance . . . and we therefore command you that you personally go to the said Mary & receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Edmund her husband . . . the 3rd day of July 1793. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Mary Harrison the wife of the within named Edmund Harrison in manner and form as the said Commission requires and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . Certifyed [sic] under our hands & seals this 12th day of August 1793. Signed by William Robertson and William Poythress. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment & privy examination of Mary Harrison to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Edmund Harrison & Mary his wife to Joseph Baugh was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 425.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Henry Harrison & John Mason Gentlemen Greeting whereas James Jones and Leah his wife of the County of Sussex by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 27th day of September 1792 have sold unto John Camp of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of four hundred and ninety six acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Leah cannot conveniently travel to our court to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Leah shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Leah and receive her acknowledgement of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said James Jones her husband . . . the 27th day of March 1793. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Leah Jones the wife of the within named James Jones . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands & seals this 25th day of May 1793. Signed by Henry Harrison and John Mason. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment & privy examination of Leah Jones to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from James Jones & Leah his wife to John Camp was returned together with the certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 432.

KNOW all men by these presents that we James Fletcher, Theophilus Harrison, Robert Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Grief Harwell, Thomas Washington and Edward Love are held and firmly bound to Henry Lee Esquire Governor of this Commonwealth . . . for the use of the said Commonwealth in the sum of thirty thousand dollars to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor . . . we bind ourselves and each of us our and each of our heirs executors and administrators jointly & severally firmly by these presents sealed with our hands this twenty fifth day of November 1793 . . . The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound James Fletcher is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Brunswick, by commission from the Governor under the Seal of the Commonwealth dated the 21st day of September last past, if therefore the said James Fletcher shall well and truly collect, and account for all taxes imposed by law in his county in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety four, at such time as shall be limited by law, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Signed Sealed and acknowledged in Court by James Fletcher, Theo. Harrison, Robt. Harrison, Benja. Harrison, Grief Harwell, Thos. Washington, and Edward Love. Brunswick County Court November 25th 1793. This Bond was acknowledged by the parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 445.

KNOW all men by these presents that we James Fletcher, Theophilus Harrison, Robert Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Grief Harwell & Thomas Washington & Edward Love are held and firmly bound unto Henry Lee Esquire, Governor of this Commonwealth . . . in the sum thirty thousand dollars to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor . . . we bind ourselves and each of us our and each of our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals this 25th day of November 1793. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound James Fletcher is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Brunswick, by commission from the Governor under the Seal of the Commonwealth the 21st day of September last past if therefore the said James Fletcher shall well and truly collect all levies and account for and pay the same in such manner by law directed and also all fines forfeiture and emercements accruing or becoming due to the said Commonwealth in the said County and shall duly account for and pay the same to the treasurer of this Commonwealth for the time being for the use of the Commonwealth in like manner as is or shall be directed in case of public taxes and shall in all other things truly and faithfully execute the said office of Sheriff during his continuance therein then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Signed Sealed and acknowledged in Court by Jas. Fletcher, Theo. Harrison, Robt. Harrison, Benja. Harrison, Grief Harwell, Thos. Washington, and Edward Love. Brunswick County Court November 25th 1793. This Bond was acknowledged by the parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 446.

KNOW all men by these presents that we James Fletcher, Theophilus Harrison, Robert Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Grief Harwell Thomas Washington & Edward Love are held and firmly bound, unto Henry Lee Esquire Governor of this Commonwealth . . . in the sum thirty thousand dollars to which payment well & truly to be made to the said Governor . . . we bind ourselves and each of us our and each of our heirs executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 25th day of November 1793. The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the above bound, James Fletcher is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Brunswick by commission from the Governor under the Seal of the Commonwealth, dated the 21st day of September last past if therefore the said James Fletcher shall collect and receive all officers fees and due put into his hands to collect and duly account for and pay the same to the officers to whom, such fees are due respectively at such times as are prescribed and limited by law and shall well and truly execute and do return make of all process and precepts to him directed and pay and satisfy of sums of money and tobacco by him received by virtue of such process to the person or persons to whom the same are due . . . and in all other things shall truly and faithfully executed and perform the said office of Sheriff during the time of his continuance therein then the above obligation to be void or else remain in full force & virtue. Signed Sealed & acknowledged in Court by Jas. Fletcher, Theo. Harrison, Robt. Harrison, Benja. Harrison, Grief Harwell, Thos. Washington, and Edward Love. Brunswick County Court November 25th 1793. This Bond was acknowledged by the parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 447.

This Indenture made this 26th day of May 1793 between William Harrison of the County of Sussex of the one part and Peter Wyche of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Peter Wyche . . . two distinct and certain tracts or parcels of land both of them lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid, one of which said tracts of land contains two hundred and ninety acres . . . and is bounded as follows, to wit, BEGINNING at a shrub oak in an old field the corner tree of the sd. Harrison & Bartle & Sims, thence along the sd. Sims's line to a small hiccory [sic] on the Great Branch thence down the said branch as it meanders to a beech on the same a corner in the sd. Wm. Harrisons land that he purchased of John Mason thence along the sd. Harrisons line to a white oak on Little Cold Water Run thence up the sd. run as it meanders to the mouth of a small branch thence up the small branch as it meanders to the head thereof thence South thirty three East nineteen poles to the Beginning. The other tract or parcel of land contains thirty one acres . . . and is bounded as follows, to wit, BEGINNING at three maples on the Mill Pond on Little Cold Water Run in a slash, thence along the sd. slash with mark trees from the sd. Harrison's other land to a white oak a elbow, thence a streight [sic] to a turkey oak a made corner between the sd. Harrison & Peter Wyche, thence down a small branch as it meanders to Meherring [sic] River, thence up the river to the mouth of Cold Water Run, thence up the sd. run to the Beginning including the mill thereon . . . Signed by William Harrison and witnessed by Howell Sims, George Woodrough (his mark), Wm. Underhill, Thos. Washington, Jno. Camp, Batts Tatum, Mason Banks, Harbert Sims, and Benja. Montgomery. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Mason Banks, Herbert Sims, and Benjamin Montgomery three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 459.

This Indenture made this 31st day of May 1793 between Edmunds Mason and Frances Mason his wife of the County of Isle of Wight of the one part and Peter Wyche of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixty four pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien release enfeoff and confirm unto the said Peter Wyche . . . a certain tract or piece of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick & Parish of Meherin [sic] containing by late survey sixty six acres . . . and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at the mouth of Great Cold Water where it emtys [sic] in Maherin [sic] River from thence up the said River as it meanders to a maple on the said River from thence along Mrs. Chapman's dower line South four degrees East thirty poles South two degrees West sixty eight poles to where the said dower line crosses Great Cold Water Run and from thence down the said Run as it meanders to the First Beginning . . . Signed by Edmunds Mason and Frances Mason and witnessed by W. Harrison, Ingram Blanks, and William Rivers. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Edmunds Mason party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 475.

This Indenture made this 10th day of September 1793 between Edmunds Mason and Frances Mason his wife of the County of Isle of Wight of the one part and William Harrison of the County of Sussex of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and eighty three pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien release enfeoff and confirm unto the said William Harrison . . . two certain tracts or parcels of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows (to wit) one of the said tracts or parcels of land BEGINNING on Little Cold Water Run on the said William Harrison's line and running down the said Run as it meanders to the mouth where it makes into Great Cold Water Run in Peter Wyche's Mill Pond, from thence up the Great Coldwater Run, as it meanders to the dower line of a parcel of land laid off as the dower of Isabella Johnson (formerly Isabella Chapman) wife of Benjamin Johnson from thence along the said dower line to a turkey oak on the said Great Coldwater Run, from thence up the said Run as it meanders to the said William Harrisons line from thence along the said William Harrison's line to the Beginning containing two hundred and thirty six acres . . . the other of the said tracts or parcels of land BEGINNING at a black gum on Great Coldwater Run on the dower line line [sic] of the aforesaid Isabella Johnson and running along the said dower line forty one poles to a pine on the said line from thence South nine degrees West two hundred and sixty eight poles along a new dividing line between this parcel of land and a tract of land belonging to the estate of John Mason deceas'd to a persimmon tree on the said Great Coldwater Run from thence down the said Run, as it meanders to the Beginning containing thirty four acres . . . the said two tracts or parcels of land together containing by late surveys two hundred and seventy acres . . . Signed by Edmunds Mason and Frances Mason and witnessed by Peyton Young and Frances Young Jr. RECEIVED September 10th 1793 of William Harrison the sum of two hundred and eighty three pounds current money of Virginia the consideration money within mentioned signed by Edmds. Mason. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale and Receipt thereon endorsed was acknowledged by Edmunds Mason party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 476.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Thomas Smith and James Young Gentlemen Greeting whereas Edmunds Mason and Frances his wife of the County of Isle of Wight and Parish of Newport by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 10th day of September 1793 have sold and conveyed unto William Harrison the fee simple estate of in and to two certain tracts or parcels of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing by a late survey two hundred and seventy acres . . . and bounded as is expressed in the said Indenture and whereas the said Frances wife of the said Edmunds Mason cannot conveniently travel to our said County Court of Brunswick . . . to relinguish her right of dower in the said land therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you full power to receive her relinquishment of dower in the said lands if she be willing to make the same before you . . . and we do therefore command you or any two or more of you that you personally go to the said Frances wife of the said Edmunds Mason and receive her relinguishment of the same . . . at the courthouse the 19th day of September 1793. Isle of Wight County pursuant to the within Dedimus to us directed we personally waited on Frances Mason wife of the within Edmunds Mason and examined her privily & apart from her said husband whether she relinquishes her right of dower in the lands conveyed by the annexed Indenture & whether she was willing the same should be recorded in the County Court of Brunswick, she freely and voluntarily relinquished her right of dower in the said lands, and is willing the same should be recorded in the said County Court of Brunswick given under our hands and seals this 19th day of Sept. one thousand seven hundred & ninety three. Signed by Thos. Smith and Jas. Young. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Frances Mason wife of Edmunds Mason to an Indenture of Bargain and Sell from Edmunds Mason & Frances his wife to William Harrison was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 478.

This Indenture made this 10th day of December 1793 between Mary Mason widow of John Mason late of the County of Greensville deceased of the one part and William Harrison of the County of Sussex of the other part . . . for the consideration mentioned in an Indenture between the said John Mason decd. of the one part and the said William Harrison of the other part bearing date the 28th day of May seventeen hundred and ninety two for the conveyance of five hundred and ninety three acres of land by estimation . . . according to the bounds mentioned in the said Indenture which is duly admitted to record in the County Court of Brunswick reference being thereunto had will fully appear and also for the consideration of five shillings by the said Harrison to the said Mary Mason in hand paid . . . she the said Mary Mason doth by these presents release give grant and confirm unto the sd. William Harrison . . . all her right and title of dower which she now hath or at any time hereafter might claim as the widow & relict of her late husband John Mason decd. as aforesaid to the lands aforesaid contained in the aforesaid recited or referred to Indenture recorded as aforesaid . . . Signed by Mary Mason and witnessed by Edmds. Mason, Frederick Hobbs, Robert Powell, and Peter Wyche. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oaths of Edmunds Mason and Frederick Hobbs two of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 23rd day of December last by the oath of Peter Wyche also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 489.

This Indenture made this 27th day of August 1792 between Nathaniel Edwards and his wife Mary both of the parties being of the County of Brunswick . . . for and in consideration of the sum eighty pounds . . . paid by John Edwards . . . they the said Nathaniel & Mary his wife have granted bargained sold alien'd releas'd and confirm'd unto the said John Edwards . . . one certain tract of land situate lying & being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid containing two hundred acres . . . BEGINNING at the mouth of Denman's Branch and up the said branch southardly [sic] to Petway's line, and thence along his line somewhat westwardly to the line formerly Nathaniel Gregory's thence along his line to the creek called Tickle (or Lickle) C___ and thence down that Creek as it meanders to the Beginning . . . Signed by Nathaniel Edwards and Mary Edwards and witnessed by Charles Harrison, David Vucker (or Tucker?) and Isham House. Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Isham House one of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 25th day of March 1793 by the oath of Charles Harrison and David Vucker (or Tucker?) also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 490.

To 3043 Tithes for the years 1781 & 1782 . . . To 3607 tithes for the year 1783 . . . To Daniel Fisher & Peter Pelham for tobo levied for them in the proportion for 1781 . . . To balance due Thomas Edmunds . . . By paid sundry persons tobacco levied for them in the proportion for 1781 . . . By paid sundry persons tobacco levied for them in the proportion for 1782 . . . By cash paid Richard Elliott per order . . . Drury Stith for services under the tax law per ordr. . . Drury Stith for record books . . . Isham Trotter . . . William Gee . . . David Walker . . . Frederick Jones . . . Charles Harrison . . . Buckner Stith . . . Thomas Claiborne . . . John Smith . . . Henry Bishop . . . Thomas Claiborne . . . Edward Goodrich . . . William Rideout . . . By hand sundry persons tobacco levied for them in the proportions for 1783 . . . By paid sundry person specie proportions in do . . . Ditto cash paid Charles Williamson per order . . . cash paid John F. Edmunds for George Trotters order . . . Daniel Nolley per order . . . Peter Parrish do . . . 33 insolvents actd. by John Williams . . . Commissions on 1638.15.2 or 6 pcent . . . By balance due Thomas Edmunds 72.3.10. Deed Book 15, page 507.

Andrew Meade Sheriff in account with Brunswick County for the levy of 1784 & 1785 . . . To 3524 Tithes for the year 1784 . . . To 3708 Tithes for the year 1785 . . . To balance due the County . . . By Amount contained in the County levy for the year 1784 . . . Paid Thomas Bridgeforth order of Court . . . John Jones . . . Thomas Claiborne . . . Henry Walton . . . Henry Mangum . . . Wm. G. Gee & George Malone . . . James Fletcher . . . Buckner Stith . . . for building bridges over Wagua and Sturgeon Creeks . . . Samuel Harwell . . . amount contained in the County levy for the year 1785 . . . David Walkers order of Court . . . Anthony Overby . . . James Johnson . . . Lewis Brown . . . Drury Lanier . . . Thomas Edmunds . . . Hannah Jones . . . Henry Harrison . . . Henry Jackson . . . Nathaniel Edwards . . . Thomas Sadler . . . Matthew Laffoon . . . Hezekiah Davis . . . John F. Edmunds ... . . . Benjamin Johnson . . . John Edwards . . . Miles Alley . . . Binns Jones order of Court . . . Sarah Washington . . . Seward Price & Jno. Myrick . . . Sundry persons agreeable to report of commissions . . . Sundry insolvents commissions off . . . balance due the County 697.12.11 . . . Deed Book 15, page 508.

This Indenture made this 19th day of December 1793 between John Stith and Ann his wife and Griffin Stith trustee and Meade and Stiths and Andrew Meade of Brunswick County of the one part and William Connelly of the same County of the other part . . . for and in the considertaion of the sum of twenty eight pounds sixteen shillings . . . have granted bargained and sold aliened and confirmed unto the said William Connelly . . . a parcel of land containing forty eight acres situate in the said County of Brunswick on the East side of Burches Road and bounded as followeth BEGINNING where Henry Merritts line crosses the said road thence along Henry Merritt's line South eighty six degrees East at thirty six poles crossing the spring branch one hundred and six poles to his and Andrew Meade's corner shrub oak thence along Andrew Meade's line South forty three degrees West one hundred and fifty two poles to a hiccory [sic] on Alexander Brown's line thence along his line North fifty three West thirty six poles to a small pine on the road aforesaid and thence along the said road to the Beginning . . . Signed by John Stith and Griffin Stith and witnessed by Cuddy Harrison, Henry Hayes, and N. Harrison, Junr. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale between John Stith and Griffin Stith of the one part and William Connelly of the other part was acknowledged by the said John & Griffin to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 528.

This Indenture made this 20th day of March 1794 between Isaac Moseley & Selah his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and John Hicks Bass of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty two pounds . . . doth . . . grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said John Hicks Bass . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty two & 1/2 acres by estimation . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick & bounded as follows Vizt. BEGINNING on Eaton's Road at a red oak thence S 34 W 9 chain 25 links along Moseley's line to a white oak corner thence N 76 W 9 ch. 40 links at an inside red oak corner thence S 29 W 18 ch. to a small saplin corner on Frederick Cooks line thence along sd. Cook's line N 61 W 10 ch. to a B. Jack corner thence along sd. Cooks line and Daniel Whites line N 10 W 65 ch. to a corner on said Whites line at the road thence along the road S 70 E 36 chains to B. Jack thence along Mosely line N 33 E 183 chs. to a B. Jack corner on Grief Harwells line thence S 6 E 12 ch. 75 links to hiccory [sic] corner on sd. Harwells line thence N __ E 621 ch. to a red oak corner on Bass's line thence S 30 1/2 E 675 chs. _____ sd. John Bass's line to turkey oak corner on Mosely's road thence S 84 E 102 ch. to the Beginning . . . Signed by Isaac Mosley and Selah Moseley (her mark) and witnessed by Jno. Gholson, Harrison Barner, and Thos. Poythress. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale between Isaac Moseley & Selah his wife of the one part and John Hicks Bass of the other part was acknowledged by the said Isaac to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 529.

This Indenture made this 18th of May 1793 between Robert Brooks Rose of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and Thomas Huff of the County & State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . by these presents doth . . . give grant bargain and sell unto the said Thomas Huff . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick and containing by estimation one hundred . . . and bounded by the lands of said Robt. Brookes Rose Edward Traves's decd., Iveson Rylands and George Browder . . . Signed by Robert Brooks Rose (his mark) and witnessed by Theo. Harrison, Daniel Huff and Isaac Moseley. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Robert Brooks Rose of the one part and Thomas Huff of the other part was proved by the oaths of Isaac Moseley one of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 22d day of July 1793 by the oaths of Theophilus Harrison & Daniel Huff also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 536.

This Indenture made this 29th day of October 1793 between Thomas Preston Senr. and Mary his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Weatherston Preston of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell alien & confirm unto the said Weatherston Preston . . . a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres . . . situate lying & being in the County of Brunswick on Hammelton's Creek & bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at white oak on Walker's line thence N East course to the fork of the new road, thence along Floyd Road to William Smith line thence along the said Smith line to the first mentioned white oak on Walker's line . . . Signed by Thomas Preston and witnessed by Theo. Harrison, Cha. Cordle and James H. Harrison. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Thomas Preston Senr. of the one part and Weatherston Preston of the other part was proved by the oaths of Theophilus Harrison one of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 24th day of February last by the oaths of Charles Cordle and James Hicks Harrison also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 539.

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