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DEED BOOK 14 (1780-1790) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA

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This Indenture made the eighty Day of November, 1779 BETWEEN George Ledbetter and Elizabeth his wife, William Dale and Sarah his wife of the one part and Henry Mangum of the other part WITNESSETH . . . for and in consideration of the sum of five thousand Pounds current money of Virginia . . . have bargained sold enfeoffed released and confirmed unto the said Henry Mangum . . . on certain tract or parcel of Land situate lying in Brunswick County and on the south side of Fountains Creek containing by Estimation two hundred and seventy five acres be the same more or less with a water grist Mill standing on the above said Creek and the land bounded as follows to wit BEGINNING at the Creek in Nathan Harris's line thence bounded on the said Harrisons line to Henry Mangums own line thence along his line to John Vicks line thence along his line to Pearsons line thence along Pearsons line to a new marked line of the said Pearsons thence along the new marked line down to the Creek thence up the said Creek to the first station taking in the above said Mill together will all woods ways water courses profits commoditus heriditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging . . . Signed by George Ledbetter, Elizabeth Ledbetter, William Dale (his mark), Sarah Dale (her mark), and witnessed by Absolum Bennett, Briggs Goodrich, Henry Walton, James Pearson, Moses Johnson, William Goodrich, John Camp, William Robinson, and Littleberry Robinson. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 27th day of March 1780 This Indenture was proved by the oaths of Briggs Goodrich Wm Goodrich John Camp and William Robinson Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 9.

This Indenture made the 20th day of July, 1779 Between Joana Finnie & Mary Finnie of the one part and Thomas Bracy of the other part, . . . for and in consideration of four thousand two hundred and twenty pounds Virginia money . . . paid by the said Thomas Bracy . . . do give grant bargain sell and confirm unto him the said Thomas Bracy . . . two certain tracts or parcels of Land Containing nine hundred acres more or less lying and being in the County of Brunswick adjoining the Lands of Thomas Bracy, William Wanvich, Charles Yarbrough and John Steed . . . Signed by Joanna Finnie and Mary Finnie and witnessed by Thomas Tabb, Sally Harrison, James Tabb, Robert Hicks, and William Wells (his mark). At Court held for Brunswick County the 28th Day of February 1780 This Indenture was proved by the oath of Robert Hicks a witness thereto and at a Court held for the said County the 27th Day of March following the said Indenture was proved by the oaths of Thomas Tabb and James Tabb witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 6.

This Indenture made the twenty fifth Day of January, 1777 BETWEEN Athur (sic) Turner and Elizabeth his wife of the Parish of Meherrin and County of Brunswick of the one part and John Lightfoot of the Parish and County aforesaid of the other part WITNESSETH . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds . . . do grant bargain and sell alien enfeoff release and confirm to the said John Lightfoot . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land containing by estimation two hundred and fifty acres lying and being on the south side of Fountains Creek in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a white oak at Fountains Creek thence South forty degree west one hundred and eight five poles to a Red Oak thence south forty degrees east one hundred and sixty poles to a white oak thence south seventy two degrees east seventy four poles to a red oak thence north forty five degrees east one hundred and twenty two poles to a hickory at Fountains Creek thence up the said Creek to the BEGINNING and being a tract or parcel of Land granted to John Linch by patent bearing date the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight . . . Signed by Arthur Turner and witnessed by Turner Bynum, Thomas Lightfoot, Anselm Harrison, and George Waddell. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 24th Day of March, 1777. This Indenture was partly proved by the oaths of Thomas Lightfoot and George Waddell two of the witnesses thereto. And at a Court held for the said County the 24th day of April, 1780, the said Indenture was proved by the oath of Turner Bynum a Witness thereto and Ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 17.

This Indenture made the twenty first Day of May, 1780 BETWEEN Colen Campbell of the Parish of Saint Andrew and County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and James Williams of the aforesaid Parish and County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds . . . have given granted and bargained sold and conveyed confirmed assigned and let over to the said James Williams . . . one certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Brunswick in Virginia containing one hundred acres taken out of the Tract of Land whereon Colen Campbell now lives it being grant of a Patent granted to Walter Campbell bearing date And bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a white oak on Harrison's line, thence it is bounded by Land of Daniel Mason to a white oak on Campbell's line, thence along his line to a spanish oak by the road thence along the road to a black oak, thence along a line of Marked Trees to the Creek, thence down the Creek to a gum on Harrison's line, thence on his line to a red oak corner tree still on his line to the Beginning . . . and the said Collen Campbell for himself his heirs executors and administrator doth covenant grant promise and agree to and with the said James Williams . . . Signed by Colen Campbell and witnessed by Laurance House, David Andrews, and John Turbifill Junr. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 24th Day of July 1780. This Indenture was Acknowledged by Colen Campbell a Party thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 39.

KNOW ALL MEN by these Presents that we John Flood Edmunds, Charles Edmunds, and Edmund Webb of the County of Brunswick are held and firmly bound unto the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of one hundred thousand pounds . . . jointly and severally firmly by these Presents sealed with our seals and dated this twenty second Day of January 1781. THE CONDITIONS of the above obligation is such that of the above bound John Flood Edmund during the continuance in the Office of Sheriff shall truly and faithfully collect pay and account for all duties and Taxes within the County of Brunswick aforesaid Imposed In Virtue of an Act of Assembly passed at the last Session in May last past entitled an act for calling in and redeeming the money now in circulation and for comiting (sic) and funding new Bills of Credit according to the resolutions of the Congress of the eighteenth of March last, then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force. Signed by John Flood Edmunds, Charles Edmunds, and Edmund Webb. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 22d Day of January 1781. The Bond was acknowledged by the obligors thereto and Ordered to be Recorded. Deed Book 14, page 91.

To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come Greeting known ye that I Edward Rowell of Brunswick County and Ellener my wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty five pounds . . . to me in hand paid . . . by Thomas Binford of Prince George and Benjamin Crew of Charles City Counties, . . . give grant bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto the said Thomas Binford and Benjamin Crew . . . on certain Tract or parcel of Land containing three hundred and seventy five Acres . . . lying in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at the Mercy slash on Blands path thence along Blands path to a corner red Oak on the South side of the said path, thence along a line of marked Trees to a corner Pine on the West side of the main Road, thence along a line of marked Trees to a corner Pine, thence along a line of marked Trees to a corner red oak on the West side of Hall's branch, thence across the said branch to the mouth of the Mercy Slash, thence up the said Slash to the BEGINNING . . . I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th Day of January, 1781. Signed by Edward Rowel and Elener Rowel and witnessed by John Mackendree, Joshua Clark (his mark), Jacob Dupree (his mark), and Isaac Rowell. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 26th Day of January 1778. This Indenture was proved by the oath of Isaac Rowel a witness thereto, and acknowledged by Elener Rowel the wife she having been first privily examined as the Law directs. And at a Court held for the said County the 29th Day of January 1781, The said Indenture was proved by the oath of John Mackendree another witnesses thereto And at a Court held for the said County the 26th Day of February following The said Indenture was proved by the oath of Joshua Clarke another Witnesses thereto & Ordered to be Recorded. Deed Book 14, page 91.

This Indenture made this 5th Day of January, 1781 BETWEEN William Clack and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Binns Jones of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of four thousand pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Binns Jones . . . a certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County aforesaid containing by estimation four hundred acres . . . being all that Tract or parcel of Land whereon the said William Clack now lives and which he bought of Thomas Twitty Junr. by Deed bearing date the twenty third Day of May one thousand seven hundred sixty seven, Recorded in the County Court of Brunswick reference thereunto being had will more fully appear and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at the mouth of whetstone branch on Briery Creek, thence up the said branch to the head, thence a straight line to Williams's line, thence along Williams's line to the head of the Bull branch, thence a straight course to Russells path on Rattle Snake branch, thence down the sid branch to Briery Creek, thence down the said Creek as it meanders to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by William Clack and Betty Clack, and witnessed by Edward Goodrich, George Steagall Junr. and John Jones. RECEIVED of Binns Jones two thousand pounds, being the first payment of the within bargain. Signed William Clack. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 26th Day of February, 1781. This Indenture and receipt were acknowledged by William Clack a Party thereto & Ordered to be Recorded. Deed Book 14, page 93.

This Indenture made this 24th Day of October 1780 BETWEEN William Baugh of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Sarah Baugh of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of four thousand five hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said Sarah Baugh . . . one Tract or parcel of Land containing three hundred and forty five acres . . . situate lying & being in the County aforesaid adjoining the ready Creek on the Southwest side thereof and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at the Creek on Edward Tatums lines, thence along the said line to Brodnaxes line, thence along Brodnax's line to Nathaniel Parhams line, thence along Parham's line to the ready Creek, thence down the said Creek according to the meanders thereof to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by William Baugh and witnessed by Edward Tatum, George Marshall (his mark) and Jesse Potts. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 26th Day of February 1781. This Indenture was acknowledged by William Baugh a party thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 95.

This Indenture made this [blank] Day of [blank] , 1781 BETWEEN William Dewberry and [blank] his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Mordicai Jones of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of three thousand five hundred pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the said Mordicai Jones . . . all those two several tracts or parcels of Lands lying and being in the Parish of Saint Andrew and County of Brunswick aforesaid one containing two hundred and sixty five acres or thereabouts purchased by the sd. William Dewberry of Nathaniel Tatum by Deed bearing date the twenty second day of May 1775, the other containing two hundred and fifty acres more or less purchased by the said William Dewberry of Wm. Brent by Indenture bearing date the 24th Day of February 1779 which said several Deeds are duly recorded in the County Court of Brunswick . . . Signed by William Dewberry (his mark). At a Court held for Brunswick County this 26th Day of February 1781. This Indenture was Acknowledged by William Dewberry a Party thereto and Ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 96.

This Indenture made the 26th Day of February 1781 BETWEEN Nathaniel Harrison Senr. of Brunswick County of the one part and Nathaniel Harrison Junior and James Harrison of the said County sons of Gabriel Harrison decd. and Grandsons of the said Nathaniel Harrison Senr. of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and beareth unto the said Nathaniel Harrison and James Harrison his Grandsons as also for the better maintenance and preferment of the said Nathaniel Harrison & James Harrison . . . doth give grant alien enfeoff and confirm unto Nathaniel Harrison and James Harrison, three hundred and thirty five Acres of Land situate in the said County of Brunswick on the South side of Stergeon run that is to say three hundred acres out of the Tract the said Nathaniel Harrison bought of Robert Gee and another Tract surveyed in his own name and thirty five Acres out of the Tract he bought of Samuel Harwell as is already laid off by well known lines, be the same three hundred and thirty five acres, more or less to be continued together for their joint and mutual benefit untill (sic) they come of age, and then to be equally divided between them with all and singular the advantages hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging . . . Signed by Nathaniel Harrison. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 26th Day of February 1781. This Indenture was Acknowledged by Nathaniel Harrison a party thereto and Ordered to be Recorded. Deed Book 14, page 97.

This Indenture made the twenty first Day of February 1781 BETWEEN Benjamin Blick of the County of Brunswick of the one part, and the Orphans of Gabriel Harrison of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the love and friendship which he the said Benjamin Blick doth bear to the said Orphans Doth after his and his wifes decease Give grant alien and confirm unto the said Orphans four Negroes and their increase from this date (to wit) unto Jane Harrison one Negro Cyries . . . unto Nathaniel Harrison one Negro Judith and her increase . . . unto James Harrison one Negro Grace and her increase . . ., and unto Sarah Anne Harrison one negro Aggy and all her increase after this date . . . But if either of the girls should die before they come of age or before they have a Child to heir their Negroes, then the other Girl shall have her sisters negroes . . . Signed by Benjamin Blick. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 26th Day of February 1781. This Indenture was Acknowledged by Benjamin Blick a party thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 98.

This Indenture made the twelfth Day of January 1781 BETWEEN Matthew Smart & Mary his wife and John Moodie of Dinwiddie County of the one part and Buckner Harwell of the Brunswick County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty two pounds . . . whereof the said Matthew Smart and John Moodie and our wifes Mary Smart and Mary Moodie doth hereby acknowledge . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien a certain parcel of Land containing sixty six and two thirds acres, lying and being in Saint Andrew Parish in the County aforesaid being part of one hundred acres formerly William Browder now the property of his three Daughters bounded as follows BEGINNING at Drury Lanier, and William Lanier's corners, thence along Drury Lanier's Line to Buckner Harwell's line, thence along his to Borrow's line thence along the said Borrow's line to the said William Laniers to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Matthew Smart (his mark) and John Moodie (his mark) and witnessed by William Walker, Matthew Harris, and Samuel Harwell. Deed Book 14, page 99.

THE COMMONWEALTH of Virginia To John Jones Junr. & Joseph Jones Gentlemen of the County of Dinwiddie Greeting Whereas Mathew Smart and Mary his wife and John Moodie and Sarah his wife by their certain Indenture of bargain and Sale bearing date with these Presents have sold and conveyed unto Buckner Harwell the fee simple Estate of sixty six and two thirds Acres of Land . . . And whereas the said Mary and Sarah cannot conveniently travel to our Court to make Acknowledgment of the said conveyance Therefore we do give unto you or any two of you power to receive the Acknowledgment which the said Mary and Sarah shall be willing to make before you of the Conveyance aforesaid in the said Indenture which is hereunto annexed and we do therefore command you or any two of you that you do personally go the said Mary & Sarah and receive their Acknowledgement of the same . . . the 12th Day of January 1778 in the second year of the commonwealth. Deed Book 14, page 100.

I Do hereby acknowledge that when I bought a certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing by estimation one hundred acres lying & being in the County of Brunswick on the East side of the long Slash joining the said John Blick's Land, that he purchased of Thomas Yeargain, bounded by John Blick, James Bass, Benjamin Lanier, William Rideout, James Parham, and Jesse Berryman, of Charles Harrison, our bargain was that I was to have a Deed from John Yeargain & his wife, and to trust to this title in the said Land, that the said Charles Harrison was not to warrant or Defend the same, or be any way answerable or liable any further than John Yeargain's and his wifes right. It Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the 10th Day of March 1784. Signed by John Blick, and witnessed by Cuddey Harrison, John Gladish, John Rideout, Miles House, and Thomas Yeargain. Brunswick County Court the 25th July 1785. This Instrument of writing was proved by the oath of Cuddey Harrison, a witness thereto and having been proved on the 27th September 1784 by the Oaths of Miles House & Thomas Yeargain also witnesses thereto is Ordered to be Recorded. Deed Book 14, page 113.

THE COMMONWEALTH of Virginia to William Morton and Samuel White Gentlemen greeting Whereas William Jones and Mary Daus his wife of the County of Charlotte by their certain Indenture of bargain & Sale bearing date the 2d Day of 1784 have sold and conveyed unto William Harrison Junior of the said County of Brunswick the fee simple Estate of two hundred acres of Land . . . lying and being in the said County of Brunswick and whereas the said Mary Daus 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 Daus shall be willing to mae before you of the conveyance . . . and we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Mary Daus and receive her acknowledgment . . . this 2d Day of November 1784. Signed Drury Stith. By Virtue of this Commission to us directed we the Subscribers have privily examined Mary Daus the wife of the within named William Jones in manner and form as the said Commission requires and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture . . . certified under our hands and Seals this 2d Day of November 1784. Signed by William Morton and Samuel White. Brunswick County Court the 24 Octo. 1785. This Commission was returned and together with the Certificate of the Execution thereto ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 145.

This Indenture made this twenty eight day of June 1785 BETWEEN Daniel Mason of Dinwiddie County of the one party and Benjamin Davis of Brunswick County of the other party . . . for and in the consideration of twenty pounds . . . and six thousand pounds of Petersburg Tobacco . . . by these presents do grant bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff & confirm unto the said Benjamin Davis . . . one certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the aforesaid County of Brunswick on the North side of Meherrin River and on the South side of Rose's Creek and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at the aforesaid Roses Creek at the said Davis's line, Thence South along the aforesaid Davis's line unto Benjamin Edwards Brown's line, thence along the said Brown's line West unto a shrub oak a corner a (sic) Nathaniel Harrison's line, thence along the said Harrison's line North unto the aforesaid Creek begun on, thence down the various courses of the run of the aforesaid Creek unto the BEGINNING as it meanders, containing by estimation ninety nine acres . . . Signed by Daniel Mason and witnessed by John Rose, Collen Campbell, and Seth Turbyfill. Brunswick County Court the 28th Novm. 1785. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of John Rose, Collen Campbell and Seth Turbyfill witnesses thereto & Ordered to be Recorded. Deed Book 14, page 151.

This Indenture made this Day of February 1786 BETWEEN Lewis Hicks and Salley Hicks his wife of the County of Mecklenburg of the one part and Charles Collier of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds . . . have given, granted and sold, aliened, enfeoffed and confirmed unto the said Charles Collier . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the waters of Little Genitoe & Great Genitoe Creek containing by estimation three hundred and sixty three acres . . . bounded in manner following (VIZ) BEGINNING at a corner red oak of William Ledbetter's line, thence North nine Degrees west three hundred and forty poles to a white oak on Peterson's line thence along Peterson's line to Benjamin Ivy's, thence along the said Ivy's line to a Pine on John Williams's line, thence a new line on adjoining Henry Ledbetter's line to a corner red oak near the long Meadow branch, thence up the said branch as it meanders to Benjamin Walker's line, thence along the said line to Thomas Preston's line, thence along the said Preston's line to William Ledbetter's line, thence along the said Ledbetter's line to a corner black Jack, thence seven degrees west to a corner black Jack, thence along the old line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Lewis Hicks and Salley Hicks and witnessed by Charles Hicks, Theophilus Harrison, George Hicks, and Charles Floyd. Brunswick Court the 27th February 1786. This Indenture was acknowledged by Lewis Hicks & Salley his wife to be their Act and Deed and Ordered to be Recorded. Previous to which the said Salley being privately examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 14, page 171.

This Indenture made the fourth Day of March 1786 BETWEEN Joseph Greenhill of the County of Brunswick of the one part and James Harrison of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of One thousand and sixty three pounds . . . doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said James Harrison . . . One certain tract or parcel of Land situate lying & being on the South side of Meherrin River in the County of Brunswick containing eight hundred & fifteen acres . . . bounded as follows, to wit, BEGINNING at Walker's & Fisher's line on Meherrin River, thence up the said River as it meanders to a Ash on Nathaniel Robinson's corner, thence along the said Robinson's line South twenty four Degrees West one hundred & sixty four Poles to Hicks's corner between several trees, thence along his line South fifty Degrees East one hundred & forty six poles to a small Walnut at a corner, thence south forty Degrees west sixty two poles to a great sweet gum, thence south twenty three Degrees East two hundred and seventy two poles to a dead hickory, thence South forty nine degrees West sixty poles to a Spanish Oak, thence South ten degrees West seventy Poles to a Red oak, thence on Beverly Brown's line North eighty five Degrees East three hundred & four poles to a willow oak on Walker's & Fisher's line, thence along their line North four Degrees West three hundred and eighty six Poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Joseph Greenhill and witnessed by Joseph Mason, William Edward Brodnax, and Grief Harwell. Brunswick County Court the 27th March 1786. This Indenture was acknowledged by Joseph Greenhill to be his Act & Deed & Ordered to be Recorded. Deed Book 14, page 182.

This Indenture made this thirteen day of June 1786 BETWEEN Sarah Lanier of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Burwell Lanier of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the love and affection which she beareth to the said Burwell Lanier . . . doth give, grant & confirm unto the said Burwell Lanier . . . upon the following conditions (if he arrives at the age of twenty one years and that she that she has the sole use management and profits of the lands herein given during her natural life on tract or parcel of land containing sixty nine acres be the same more or less being the same that was left to her by her brother John Lanier bounded by the lands belonging to the Orphans of Grabriel (sic) Harrison, those belonging to the said Burwell Lanier and the Mill pond belonging to Mister Henry Simmons's Estate . . . Signed by Sarah Lanier (her mark) and witnessed by Thomas Edwards, Isham House, and Charles Harrison. Brunswick County Court the 24th July 1786. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of Thomas Edwards, Isham House & Charles Harrison the witnesses thereto & ordered to be Recorded. Deed Book 14, page 211.

This Indenture made this twenty eight day of August 1786 BETWEEN Joel Price and Lucy his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Daniel Harrison of the same County of the other part . . . for and in Consideration of the sum of twenty five pounds . . . doth by these presents, grant, bargain, sell, enfeoff & confirm unto the said Daniel Harrison . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation one hundred & fourteen acres . . . BEGINNING at the Fort road at a corner white oak on Henry Jones's line, thence along the said line to a corner black jack on John Burnett's line, thence along the said line to a corner red oak on Harmond Harrison's line, thence along the said line to the fort road to a corner red oak, thence along the said Road to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Joel Price (his mark) and Lucy Price (her mark) and witnessed by John Camp, John Saunders, and William Avent. Brunswick County Court the 25th of September 1786. This Indenture was acknowledged by Joel Price & Lucy his wife to be their Act & Deed & ordered to be Recorded. Previous to which the said Lucy being privately examined as the law directs did Voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 14, page 212.

This Indenture made this twenty fifth Day of September 1786 BETWEEN Sammons Underwood of the County of Brunswick & State of Virginia of the one part and Mark Clanton of Northampton County & State of North Carolina of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds . . . doth grant, bargain & Sell unto the said Mark Clanton . . . a Certain tract or parcel of Land containing by estimation fifty acres . . . it being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows (Viz) BEGINNING in Daniel Harrison's a corner white oak, Thence along Harrison's line to Jones's a corner shrub oak, Thence along Burnet's line to the middle branch, Thence down the said branch to Harrison's line, Thence along Harrison's line to the first station . . . Signed by Sammons Underwood (his mark). Brunswick County Court the 25th Septr. 1786. This Indenture was acknowledge by Sammons Underwood to be his Act & Deed & Ordered to be Recorded. Deed Book 14, page 221.

This Indenture made this second Day of January 1787 BETWEEN Mark Clanton of Brunswick County of the one part and Daniel Harrison of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in Consideration of the sum of Eleven pounds . . . hath granted Bargained sold and confirmed unto the said Daniel Harrison . . . one certain Tract or parcel of Land containing by Estimation fifty acres . . . BEGINNING at a corner white oak on Jones's line thence along said line to a corner shrub white oak on Burnetts line thence along said line to the head of the middle branch thence down the Branch to Harrison's line thence along the said line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Mark Clanton. Brunswick County Court 22d January 1787. This Indenture was acknowledged by Mark Clanton one of the parties and ordered to be Recorded. Deed Book 14, page 247.

This Indenture made the eleventh Day of July 1787 BETWEEN William Merritt Senior of Brunswick County of the one part and Merritt Birdsong of the same County his grandson of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and beareth unto the said Merritt Birdsong his grandson and for his better maintenance and support in the world . . . doth give grant alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Merritt Birdsong . . . a Tract or parcel of Land whereon the said Merritt Birdsong and his father James Birdsong now live containing by estimation two hundred and sixty acres . . . situate in the County on the North side of Sturgeon Creek and bounded as follows BEGINNING at Edmunds Stith's corner hickory on the said Creek thence along his lines North three degrees West one hundred and sixty eight poles to a great white oake North seventy eight degrees East eighty eight poles to a great red oak North twenty one degrees West one hundred and eight poles to Merritt Cely corner small black jack thence along his lines East sixty six poles to a small red oak South one and an half degrees West eighty poles to a small red oak South forty eight degrees East ninety four poles to a stone near a small branch North forty four degrees East forty two and an half poles to a small hickory South sixty two and an half degrees East thirty one poles to a white oak on the Long Branch thence down the said branch as it meanders to Nathaniel Harrison's line thence along the said Harrison's line South eighty nine degrees West one hundred poles to a dead hickory South sixteen degrees West twenty poles to a white oak on Sturgeon Creek aforesaid thence up the said Creek as it meanders to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by William Merritt (his mark) and witnessed by Arad Welton, William Short, William Cely, Merritt Cely, and Merritt House (his mark). Brunswick County Court 23d Day of July 1787. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of Arad Welton, William Short, William Cely and Merritt Cely witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 297.

This Indenture witnesseth that William Fogg of the County of Brunswick and parish of Meherrin for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds . . . paid by William and James Huff and Allan Love all of the County of Brunswick and parish of Meherrin . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien release enfeoff and confirm unto the said William and James Huff and Allan Love . . . all that tract or parcel of Land which the said William Fogg now lives on situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick bounded on the South by James Petillo on the North by James Brown East by Edward Travis and on the West by George Browder containing one hundred and five acres . . . to the only purpose use and behoof of the said William and James Huff and Allan Love their heirs and assigns forever upon special trust and confidence and to and for the uses interests and purposes trusts following that is to say the said William and James Huff and Allan Love shall and will dispose of the said one hundred and five acres for the best price to be got for the same the sale to be made by the publick auction for ready money and the money arising or accrueing from such sale or dispositions and the residue of the said money arising from the said sale and disposition if any to be paid to the said William Fogg . . . that the said William and James Huff and Allan Love their heirs and assigns shall and will, well, truly and faithfully keep perform and fulfill the trust by the presents reposed in them in selling and disposing of the said land for the best price to be got for the same at publick auction in ready money, and in the first place paying themselves satisfying the debt and interest that may arise and become due to them and the residue if any to be the said William Fogg . . . I have hereunto set my hand seal this twentieth Day of February Anno Domminie one thousand seven hundred and eighty six. Signed by William Fogg (his mark) and witnessed by George Nicholson, John Love and Robert Harrison. Brunswick County Court the 24th Day of September 1787. This Indenture of Trust was proved by the oaths of George Nicholson a witness thereto and having been proved on the 24th Day of July 1786 by the oaths of John Love and Robert Harrison also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Book 14, page 305.

This Indenture made this fourth Day of January 1787 BETWEEN Joseph Prince and Rebecca Prince his wife of Brunswick County, Charles Gilmore of Halifax County No. Carolina and Augustine Sledge . . . that the said Joseph Prince and Charles Gilmore for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . do grant bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff and confirm unto the said Augustine Sledge . . . one certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid containing by estimation one hundred and thirty Acres . . . and Bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at a red oak on the South side of Meherrin in John Robinson's line, thence by said Robinson's line to a corner hickory on buckwater run, thence up said buckwater run to a corner red oak in Barnett Stewart's line, thence by said Stewart's line to a corner stump a white oak in said Stewart's corn field, thence by said Stewart's line to a corner hickory on the bank of Meherrin River aforesaid, thence down the said River to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Joseph Prince (his mark), Rebecca Prince (her mark), and Charles Gilmore, and witnessed by John Camp, Lockett Mitchell, Thomas Bass, Bengan [sic] Woodrough (his mark), and Daniel Harrison. Brunswick County Court the 22d Day of October 1787. This Indenture was proved by the oath of Benjamin Woodrough a witness thereto and having been proved on the 26th Day of February 1787 by the oaths of John Camp and Daniel Harrison also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 321.

This Indenture made this twenty sixth Day of November 1787 BETWEEN Harrison Hicks of the one part and John Wills of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum [of] eighty five pounds . . . do grant Bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said John Wills . . . one tract or parcel of Land Situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick, containing by Estimation one hundred and sixty seven Acres . . . and bounded as followeth (VIZ) BEGINNING at Bishop's Creek on Walker's line, thence along the Walker's line to Beverly Brown's line, thence along the said Brown's line to Robert Hick's line, thence along the said Hick's line to John King's line on Bishop's Creek, then down the said Creek to the BEGINNING it being the Land whereon the said Hicks now lives . . . Signed by Harrison Hicks and witnessed by Edward Birchett, Junior, Theophilus Harrison and Lewis Hicks. Brunswick County Court the 28th Day of January 1788. This Indenture was acknowledged by Harrison Hicks a partie thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 333.

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we Thomas Claiborne, Roger Mallory Junior, Roger Mallory, Henry Morris, William Meridith, John Williams, Gray Edwards, John Edwards, Benjamin Edwards, Robert Watson, Edward Thrower, Joseph Mason, Theophilus Harrison, Grieff Harwell, Benjamin Harrison Junior, James Harrison, Lewis Hicks, Charles Hicks, and Thomas Craft 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 . . . to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves . . . dated this twenty sixth Day of November 1787. THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the said Thomas Claiborne Sheriff of the said County of Brunswick shall truly and faithfully collect account for and pay agreeable to Law all taxes imposed and becoming due in the said County for the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight and by Law to be received by him the said Thomas Claiborne then the above obligation to be void . . . TESTE Griffin Stith and signed by Thomas Claiborne, Roger Mallory, Roger Mallory, Henry Morris Senior, William Meridith, John Williams, Gray Edwards, Edward Thrower, Thomas Craft, William Cardle, Joseph Mason, Robert Watson, Theophilus Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Grieff Harwell, Benjamin Edwards, James Harrison, Charles Hicks and Lewis Hicks. Brunswick County Court the 26th Day of November 1788. This Bond was acknowledged in Court by the parties thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 340.

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we Thomas Claiborne, Roger Mallory Junior, Roger Mallory, Henry Morris, William Meridith, John Williams, Gray Edwards, John Edwards, Benjamin Edwards, Robert Watson, Edward Thrower, Joseph Mason, Theophilus Harrison, Grieff Harwell, Benjamin Harrison Junior, James Harrison, Lewis Hicks, Charles Hicks, and Thomas Craft are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of fifteen hundred pounds . . . to be paid to the Governor of the said Commonwealth . . . to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves . . . this twenty sixth Day of November 1787. THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound Thomas Claiborne 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 [ ] Day of November instant, if therefore the said Thomas Claiborne shall well and truly collect all fines & 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 and receive all officer's fees and dues put into his hands to collect, and duly account for and pay the same to the officers to whoom [sic] such fees are due respectively, at such times as are prescribed and limited by Law. And shall well and truly execute all process and preceipts to him directed and pay and satisfy all sums of money and tobacco by him received by virtue of any such process to the person or persons to whoom [sic] the same was 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 in the said office then the obligation to be void. Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Griffin Stith and signed by Thomas Claiborne, Roger Mallory Junior, Roger Mallory, Henry Morris Senior, William Meridith, John Williams, Gray Edwards, Edward Thrower, Thomas Craft, William Cardle, Joseph Mason, Robert Watson, Theophilus Harrison, Grieff Harwell, Benjamin Harrison Junior, Benjamin Edwards, James Harrison, Charles Hicks and Lewis Hicks. Brunswick County Court the 26th Day of November 1788. This Bond was acknowledged in Court by the parties thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 341.

This Indenture made this thirty first Day of October 1787 BETWEEN Fredrick Lucas of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Sterling Edmunds of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of nineteen pounds ten shillings . . . doth bargain and sell alien release and confirm unto the said Sterling Edmunds . . . a certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County aforesaid containing by Estimation thirty nine acres . . . bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING near William Johnson's plantation at his and Edmund Harrison's corner red oak, thence N eighty nine degrees W one hundred and ninety eight poles to a corner possimmon in the dividing line between the said Fredrick Lucas and Sterling Edmunds, thence along the line N seventy four E one hundred and nine poles to a white oak corner, thence N sixty E eighty four poles to a corner shrub oak where the said Lucas's Edmunds's and Harrison's line meet, thence along Harrison's line S fifteen E seventy seven poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Fredrick Lucas and witnessed by John Flood Edmunds, Nicholas Lanier (his mark), John Lanier and Randol Hagood. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1788. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of John Flood Edmunds, John Lanier and Randol Hagood witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded. Deed Book 14, page 349.

This Indenture made this twenty first Day of June 1788 BETWEEN Henry Delony and Ann Delony his wife of the County of Brunswick and William Shell Senior of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty nine pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said William Shell . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land containing ninety one Acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the South side of Black's Road and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at an post oak on Shell's mill path, thence along the said path to Harwell's corner spanish oak, thence a straight line to a poast oak on the road, thence along the road to a hickory on Baugh's line, thence along his line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Henry Delony and Ann Delony and witnessed by Theophilus Harrison, James Petillo, and William Baugh. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1788. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 357.

This Indenture made this twenty first Day of June 1788 BETWEEN William Shell Senior of the one part and William Shell Junior of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . doth for themselves their heirs or assigned grant, bargain, sell, alien, release and confirm unto the said William Shell Junior . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land containing two hundred and fifteen acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING on John Morrisson's line upon a corner white oak, thence along Morrisson's line to a spring branch up the said branch to the head, thence a straight course to a forked oak on Delony's line, thence along a new line of marked trees to William Baugh's line on the road thence up the road to a corner white oak on James Harwell's line, thence along his line to a spanish oak on the mill path corner, thence along Harwell's line to Morrisson's line from thence along Morrisson's line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by William Shell and witnessed by Theophilus Harrison, William Baugh, James Petillo, and Henry Delony. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1788. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of Theophilus Harrison, William Baugh and James Petillo and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 359.

This Indenture made this second Day of June 1788 BETWEEN Henry Delony of the County of Brunswick of the one part and William Baugh of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said William Baugh . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a white oak on William Baugh's line, thence a new line to the old line to a white oak, thence a new line to a hickory on the bank of the Creek, thence up the said Creek to Baugh's old line containing one hundred acres . . . Signed by Henry Delony and Ann Delony and witnessed by Theophilus Harrison, James Petillo and Grieff Harwell. Brunswick County Court 23rd Day of June 1788. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 360.

This Indenture made this twenty first Day of October 1787 BETWEEN Drury Going of the County Greensville of the one part and Daniel Harrison of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eleven pounds . . . hath granted bargained and sold unto the said Daniel Harrison, a certain tract or parcel of Land lying in the County of Brunswick on the South side of Meherrin River containing fifty acres . . . and is bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at the Dividing Branch at the west end of the said land running along the said Harrison's land to Pompay's line, thence to Rebeccah Stewart's line, thence along her line to Freeman's line, thence along Freeman's line to Burnets line to the Dividing Branch, and thence along the said branch to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Drury Going. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1788. This Indenture was acknowledged by Drury Going to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 366.

This Indenture made this twenty ninth Day of December 1787 BETWEEN John Randle of the one part and Henry Ledbetter of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . doth bargain and sell unto the said Henry Ledbetter . . . a certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Brunswick BEGINNING on Rattle snake Creek at a corner berch, from thence along Briggs Goodrich's line nearly a North East course to a corner red oak, from thence along said Goodrich's line to a corner black jack of Henry Ledbetter's line, thence along said Ledbetter's line to James Wright's line, thence along Wright's line to a burch stump on Rattlesnake Creek, from thence up the said Creek to the First Station containing by Estimation one hundred and thirty acres . . . Signed by John Randle and witnessed by Beverly Randle, James Randle, John Howell, John Harrison, George Walton and John Walton. Brunswick County Court 28th July 1788. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of James Randle, John Howell and George Walton witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 380.

This Indenture made this 28th of July 1788 BETWEEN Thomas Claiborne of Brunswick County of the one part and Joseph Mason of the said County of the other part . . . for and in the consideration of the sum of two hundred and forty one pounds . . . doth bargain sell enfeoff and confirm unto the said Joseph Mason . . . certain tract or parcel of Land containing two hundred acres and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a corner Ash on the middle fork of the Indian Head Creek, thence by a straight line across North nine degrees West two a corner beach on the said Claiborne's spring branch, thence down the said branch to the Great Creek commonly called Hicks'es Creek, thence up the said Creek to the mouth of Jordan Houses spring branch, known by the name of the Watery Branch thence up the said branch to the said Jordan Houses corner on the said branch, thence by his line to Joseph Mason's corner red oak, thence by the said Joseph Mason's line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Thomas Claiborne and Mary Claiborne and witnessed by Edward Thrower, Theophilus Harrison, George Woodliff and George Hicks. Brunswick County Court 28th July 1788. This Indenture was acknowledged by Thomas Claiborne to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 386.

This Indenture made this twentieth Day of June 1788 BETWEEN Henry Delony and Ann Delony his wife of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and John Aldridge of the aforesaid County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and ninety one pounds . . . doth for themselves . . . grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto John Aldridge . . . a certain tract or parcel of Land containing four hundred and eighty six acres of land . . . lying and being in the County aforesaid on the East side of Poplar Creek, and bounded as followeth (VIZ) BEGINNING at a black gum at the bank of Poplar Creek Harwell's and my corner, thence running South seventy three East seventy three poles to a red oak my corner, thence from there East one hundred poles to Black's Ferry Road, thence from there along various courses of this said road to William Baugh's line to hickory, thence from there North fifteen degrees West fifty poles, then from there North forty eight degrees West one hundred and four poles to a white oak thence from there fifty eight degrees West to white oak, thence from there North fifty five degrees West one hundred fifty six poles down to said Poplar Creek, thence from there down the meanders of the Creek to First Station . . . Signed by Henry Delony and Ann Deloney and witnessed by Theophilus Harrison, James Petillo, William Baugh and Iverson Ryland. Brunswick County Court 28th July 1788. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of Theophilus Harrison, James Petillo and William Baugh, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 387.

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I Solomon Hall of the County of Brunswick Colony and Dominion of Virginia for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seven pounds twelve shillings . . . to me in hand paid by Owen Myrick . . . doth hereby grant bargain sell and doth hereby make over in plain and open market five hundred acres of land that I purchases [sic] of Henry and Daniel Walton lying on Quarrel Swamp and five Virginia born Negroes by name Silvia, Rhody, Angelica, Lucy, Ephraim, and their future increase . . . which said land and Negroes is the undoubted right of the said Solomon Hall and by him the said Hall mortgages delivered unto Owen Myrick in full satisfaction for the above mentioned sum of one hundred and seven pounds twelve shillings and lawful interest thereon from this date till paid and I the said Solomon Hall do warrant the just and true right of the said land and Negroes unto the said Owen Myrick at any time or times when he the said Owen Myrick shall think proper to request or demand them . . . when he pleases to take them and out of the said land and Negroes satisfy him of for the above said sum of money with lawful interest thereon as above mentioned which said land and Negroes I the said Solomon Hall deliver by these presents unto the said Owen Myrick . . . this twenty second Day of April 1788. Signed by Solomon Hall and witnessed by Edward King, James Rawlings, and Daniel Harrison. Brunswick County Court August 25th 1788. This Mortgage was acknowledged by Solomon Hall to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 394.

This Indenture made and intented the eleventh Day of February 1789 BETWEEN Fredrick Sims of the County of Wilkes and State of Georgia of the one part and William Edward Brodnax of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred pounds . . . do give grant bargain sell confirm and release unto the said William Edward Brodnax . . . all the right title and interest of in and to the plantation and tract of land devised by the last Will and Testament of John Sims deceased father of the said Fredrick Sims unto his brother John Sims his son after the death of his mother the said Will bearing date the twelfth Day of May 1778 and recorded in the County of Brunswick will more fully appear the said John Sims having conveyed the said tract of land to the said William Edward Brodnax by deed of feoffment and who now hath the possession thereof . . . Signed by Fredrick Simms. The above deed is signed with the name of Fredrick Simms of Georgia in pursuance of a power of attorney bearing date the thirteenth August 1788 duly authenticated under the seal of the State of Georgia and recorded herewith not having had anything to do with the consideration money or contract. Signed by Drury Stith and witnessed by Griffin Stith, Theophilus Harrison, John Walker and Edward Love. Brunswick County Court 23rd March 1789. This Indenture was acknowledged by Drury Stith attorney for and in the name of Fredrick Sims a partie thereto and together with the power of attorney authenticated under the seal of the State of Georgia is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 463.

This Indenture made this twenty first Day of March 1789 BETWEEN Thomas Dunn of that Parish of Saint Andrew in the County of Brunswick of the one part and Ishmael Dunn of the County aforesaid and of the aforesaid Parish of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien release and confirm unto the said Ishmael Dunn . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid on the South side of Totero Creek containing by Estimation three hundred acres . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) Burwell Wilkes lines from thence to William Caudles line from thence down the road to the said Creek from thence along Harrisons line . . . Signed by Thomas Dunn. Brunswick County Court 23rd March 1789. This Indenture was acknowledged by Thomas Dunn to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 467.

This Indenture made this twenty sixth Day of January 1789 BETWEEN Heartwell Raines of the County of Northampton of the one part and Richard Putney of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty six pounds eighteen shillings and ten pence half penny . . . doth bargain sell and confirm to the said Richard Putney . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land containing one hundred and one and a half acres lying and being in the County of Brunswick in the State of Virginia and bounded as followeth (Vizt) BEGINNING at a corner white oak in the line of Thompson and Harrison then down the branch as it meanders to a corner ash in Nathle. Mason's line then along the said Mason's line to a corner white oak sapplin in the said Mason's and Raines line then along the said Raines line to a corner pine in the line dividing the State of Virginia from North Carolina then along the said State line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Heartwell Raines and R. Raines and witnessed by Howel Hobbs and Joseph Ward. Brunswick County Court the 26th Day of May 1789. This Indenture was acknowledged in Court and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 488.

This Indenture made this twenty second Day of June 1789 BETWEEN Theophilious Harrison of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Zachariah Floyd of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and ninety six pounds . . . doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said Zachariah Floyd . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land containing one hundred and ninety six acres . . . lying and being in the County aforesaid and bounded as follows BEGINNING at the said Floyd's corner red oak on the head branch of Cocks Creek thence down the said head branch of Cocks Creek to an elm thence South eighty seven degrees East one hundred and seventy nine poles to a small ridge path North twenty nine poles to where it crosses the turkey oak, thence along the sd. Floyd's line South thirty four degrees West two hundred fifty five poles to the sd. Floyd's corner scrub oak, thence South eighty eight degrees West sixty one poles to the BEGINNING being part of the tract of land containing nine hundred and seventy eight acres bought of the Executors of Philip Lightfoot (decd.) by the said Theophilous Harrison . . . Signed by Theophilous Harrison. Brunswick County Court 22d Day of June 1789. This Indenture was acknowledged in Court by Theophilus Harrison party thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 511.

This Indenture made the twenty seventh Day of April 1789 BETWEEN Thos. Claiborne and Mary his wife of the Parish of St. Andrews and County of Brunswick of the one part and James Bafs of the said County and Parish of Meherin of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sume of eight hundred and sixty two pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said James Bafs . . . all that tract or parcel of Land situate lying and being in Meherin Parish and County of Brunswick on both sides of Great Creek sometimes Hickses Creek and within the following bounds (to wit) BEGINNING at William Steavensons and William Harrisons corner red oak saplin thence along the said Harrison and Robert Hicks's line North 64 degrees East 382 poles to a corner red oak on Edwardses line thence South eighty degrees East 40 poles to a corner shrub oak on the said Edwardses line thence South sixty five degrees West 84 poles to a small posimon and maple on the Little Creek thence up the said creek to John Houses corner ash thence by the said Houses line South twenty six degrees West 78 [or 70] poles to a corner red oak thence by the said line South 20 degrees West 113 poles to a corner ash on the South fork of the Steep Branch thence up the said branch and by John Houses line to a corner poplar near the head of a small branch on the said Houses line thence by a new chopt line to a corner poplar in the said Claibornes spring branch just by his plantation thence down the said branch as it meanders to the before mentioned creek thence up the sd. creek to the mouth of the Litewood Branch thence up the said branch as it meanders to a turkey oak thence North 15 degrees West 114 poles by Throwers line to a corner white oak in Jacksons Lick Branch thence down the said branch to a corner great white oak thence North 7 1/2 degrees West 267 poles to the BEGINNING corner red oak saplin and being part of several tracts of land as by the patents may be seen be the same eight hundred and twenty acres . . . Signed by Thomas Claiborne and Mary Claiborne and witnessed by Henry Crittenden, Jas. Harvell, and Robert Brooks (his mark). Brunswick County Court 27th Day July 1789. This Indenture was acknowledged by Thomas Claiborne a party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded previous to which Mary Claiborne was privately examined according to Law did voluntarily consent thereto. Deed Book 14, page 518.

THE COMMONWEALTH of Virginia To Thomas Claiborne James Harrison and Binns Jones Gentlemen Greeting whereas Lewis Hicks & Sarah Hicks by their certain Indenture of Bargain & Sale bearing date the 20th Day of November 1784 have sold & conveyed unto John Wills the fee simple estate of three hundred acres of land . . . and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Sarah Hicks cannot conveniently travel to our Court . . . to make her 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 Sarah Hicks shall be willing to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Sarah Hicks and receive her acknowledgment of the same & examine her privily & apart from the said Lewis Hicks her husband . . . the first Day of August 1786. In Obedience to the within writ we personally went to the said Sarah Hicks and did examine her privately and apart from the within named Lewis Hicks her husband and do certify to the said Court of Brunswick County that she did acknowledge the Indenture within named to be her act and deed and that she did the same without the persuasion or threats of her said husband . . . this 2d of August 1789. Signed by James Harrison and Binns Jones. Brunswick County Court August 24th 1789. This Commission was returned together with the Certificate of the Execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 523.

This Indenture made this twenty first Day of August 1789 BETWEEN Thomas Morgan and Elizabeth Morgan his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Winfield Mason of the County of Dinwiddie of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds . . . do covenant grant bargain and sell unto the said Winfield Mason . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing one hundred & sixty six acres . . . lying on the North side of Roses Creek, one hundreds part of which was formerly the property of Colling Camphill and by him conveyed to Jams. Williams & by the said Williams to Thomas Morgan the other sixty six acres formerly the property of Colling Campbell and by him conveyed to the said Thomas Morgan reference being had to the records of Brunswick County Court will more fully appear and bounded as follows by the lines of Thomas Fulks Edmund Harrison George Vaughan and Masons own line . . . Signed by Thomas Morgain and Elizabeth Morgain and witnessed by Burwell Abernathy, Robert Bolling Senior, and Richard Yates Bland. Brunswick County Court September 28th 1789. This Indenture was acknowledged by Thomas Morgain party thereto previous to which acknowledgement Elizabeth Morgain wife of the said Thomas being privately examined as the Law directs did voluntarily consent thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 528.

This Indenture made this twenty fourth Day of September 1789 BETWEEN Henry Ledbetter and Winnefred his wife of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia on the one part and James Wright of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds . . . doth hereby bargain sell alien, release and confirm unto the said James Wright . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land containing by estimation two hundred and twelve acres being the same more or less, lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid and bounded as follows VIZ BEGINNING at a white oak tree John Brewers corner, thence along the said Brewer's line to a corner scrub oak, thence up Brewers Branch to a corner turkey oak thence along a line chopt trees to Bowler Dobbins's line thence along Dobbins line to a corner scrub oak and thence along the said line to the Long Branch thence down the said branch Rattle Snake Creek thence down the said creek to a corner willow thence across the creek & along a line of chopped trees to a corner posimmon, thence along a line of chopt trees to a corner sweet gum on the creek thence down the meanders of the creek to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Henry Ledbetter and Winnifred Ledbetter and witnessed by Edward King, John Harrison, and John Wright. Brunswick County Court September 28th 1789. This Deed was acknowledged by Henry Ledbetter a party thereto as his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 532.

KNOW all men by these presents that we William Vaughan, James Blick, Roger Mallory, Junr., Theophilus Harrison, John Hicks, Charles Hicks, Beverly Brown, Thomas Washington & Robert Harrison 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 for the time being . . . which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and each of us . . . and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our hands & dated this twenty third day of November one thousand seven hundred & eighty nine. The Condition of this obligation is that whereas the above bounden William Vaughan is constituted & appointed sheriff of the County of Brunswick if therefore the said William Vaughan shall faithfully & truly collect account for & pay agreeable to Law all taxes imposed and becoming due in the said County for the year one thousand seven hundred & ninety and by Law to be received by him the said William Vaughan then that above obligation to be void signed sealed & acknowledged before Chas. B. Jones, DCBC. Signed by William Vaughan, James Blick, Roger Mallory, Junior, Theophilus Harrison, John Hicks, Charles Hicks, Beverly Brown, Thos. Washington and Robert Harrison. Brunswick County Court November 23rd 1789. This Bond was acknowledged by the parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 541.

KNOW all men by these presents that we William Vaughan, James Blick, Roger Mallory, Jur., Theophilus Harrison, John Hicks, Charles Hicks, Beverly Brown, Thomas Washington & Robert Harrison are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of twenty thousand pounds . . . to be paid to Beverly Randolph Esqr. Governor of the said Commonwealth . . . to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us . . . jointly & severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals & dated this twenty third day of November one thousand seven hundred & eighty nine. The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden William Vaughan is constituted & appointed sheriff of the County of Brunswick during pleasure by a Commission from the Governor under the Seal of the Commonwealth bearing date the twenty sixth Day of August 1789 if therefore the said William Vaughan shall well & truly collect all fines & forfeitures accruing or becoming due to the said Commonwealth in the said County of Brunswick and shall duly account for & 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 & pay the same to the officers to whom such fees are due respectively at such times as are prescribed & limited by Law and shall well & truly execute all process & precepts to him directed & 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 or administrators or assigns and in all other things shall truly & faithfully perform the said office of Sheriff during the time of his continuance then this the obligation be void sealed & delivered in presence of Chas. B. Jones, DCBC. Signed by William Vaughan, James Blick, Roger Mallory, Junior, Theophilus Harrison, Beverly Brown, Charles Hicks, Thomas Washington, John Hicks and Robert Harrison. Brunswick County Court November 23rd 1789. This Bond was acknowledged by the parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 542.

This Indenture made this 4th Day of March 1789 BETWEEN Elisha Clark and Mary his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Drury Stith, Senr. of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of six pounds . . . do grant bargain & sell unto the said Drury Stith . . . the fee simple estate of four acres of land lying & being in the said County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth BEGINNING at a turkey oak on Jones Williamses line thence new lines, South eighty five degrees West twenty poles to a shrub oak bush South five degrees East thirty two poles to a red oak saplin North eighty five degrees East twenty poles to a shrub oak on sd. Jones Williams's line thence along his line North five degrees West 32 poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Elisha Clark and witnessed by Charles Atkins, Willey Harrison, Wm. Nicholson, Tho. Stith, Senr. and Edmunds Stith. Brunswick County Court Jany. 25th 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Elisha Clark party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 555.

This Indenture made this twenty second Day of August 1789 BETWEEN William Williams of the Parish of Meherrin and County of Brunswick of the one part and Jeremiah Mize Parish and County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of five thousand pounds of tobacco . . . have given granted and bargained sold and conveyed confirmed assigned and let over to the said Jeremiah Mize . . . one certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County aforesaid containing one hundred acres . . . and bounded as followeth, to wit, BEGINNING on a red oak on Wesson line thence by his line to a corner shrub oak on Threeats line thence by his line corner red oak on Smiths line thence by his line to a corner shrub oak on a branch thence down the said branch to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by William Williams (his mark) and witnessed by James Harrison and William Magee. Brunswick County Court 22nd of March 1790. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Williams party thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 576.

This Indenture made this twelfth Day of December 1789 BETWEEN Nathaniel Mason and Judith his wife of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part William Vaughan of the County and State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty seven pounds ten shillings . . . doth grant bargain & sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the said William Vaughan . . . one certain tract or parcel of land in the County and State aforesaid on Beddingfields Creek containing twenty acres . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a corner pine below the said Vaughans mill on Beddingfields Creek thence up the said creek as it meanders to a willow oak on the creek side nearly against Jesse Brewers & the said Vaughans corner on the opposite side of the creek thence a South corus [sic] eight poles to a corner pine thence South ten degrees East forty two poles thence South forty degrees East twenty one poles to three white oaks thence South seventy degrees East thirty eight poles to a pine thence South fifty degrees East ten poles to a white oak thence North twenty two degrees East fourteen poles to a spanish oak thence South eighty degrees East twenty eight poles to a white oak thence along a line of marked trees to a corner hicory near the mill dam thence down the side of the hill to a pine a corner tree thence to the FIRST STATION . . . Signed by Nathaniel Mason and Judith Mason and witnessed by Benja. Harrison, Jesse Brewer, and John Phillups. Deed Book 14, page 607.

This Indenture made the sixth Day of October 1790 BETWEEN Willis Wills of the County of Isle of White [sic] and State of Virginia of the one part and Owen Mirick of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty two pounds already paid . . . doth give grant alien enfeoff & confirm unto the said Owen Mirick a certain parcel of land situate in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation one hundred & fifty acres . . . and bounded as follows BEGINNING on the old Fort Road at a ded [sic] gum in a pond a corner tree joining Samuel Francifs thence along the said Francises line to the head of the Folly Branch thence down the said branch to Miricks line thence along the said Miricks line to Harrisons line three corner trees white oak red oak & pine thence adjoining the said Harrisons line to Wm. Warwicks line the same course adjoining the said Warwicks line to a pine a corner tree thence Easterly still joining Warwicks line to the line of Wm. Finch to the road thence down the road to the FIRST STATION . . . Signed by Willis Wills and witnessed by Joseph Hille, Shadrack Beale, and Robert Wills. Brunswick County Court October 25th 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved according to law by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 634.

This Indenture made the twentieth Day of November 1790 BETWEEN Samuel Frances of Southampton County in the State of Virginia of the one part and Owen Myrick of the County of Brunswick and State aforesaid of the other part . . . that I the said Samuel Frances for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds . . . hath granted bargained and sold . . . unto the said Owen Myrick . . . a certain tract of land containing one hundred & eighty acres it being a part of a quarter dividend of land and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at Owen Myricks and William Harrisons corner tree saplins corner trees thence along Owen Myrick line to a ded [sic] gum on the Fort Road thence along the said road 62 poles down the said rode [sic] to a red oak a corner tree thence a straight line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Saml. Francis and witnessed by Jesse Edwards (his mark), Lazerus Williams (his mark), John Norrad (his mark), Dinna Edwards (her mark), Martha Kelley (her mark), Will. Warwick, and Joseph Phipps (his mark). MEMORANDUM that peasable [sic] & quiet possession & seizen of the said land & hereditaments within mentioned to be granted was had & taken by the within named Owen Myrick the bargain . . . Signed Samuel Francis and witnessed by Jesse Edwards (his mark), Lazarus Williams (his mark), John Norrad (his mark), Dianna Edwards (her mark), Will. Warwick, and Joseph Phipps (his mark). Brunswick County Court November 22nd 1790. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale and Memorandum endorsed was proved according to law by the oaths of Lazarous Williams, John Norrad, Jesse Edwards & Joseph Phipps four of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 636.

[These abstracts  were prepared by Carol A. Morrison of 3217 Friendly Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304, Telephone: (910) 323-5830.  All rights are reserved.]

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