Deed Book 15, Brunswick County (Part 1)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA
DEED BOOK 15

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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 twenty fifth Day of November 1790 BETWEEN Edward Roberson of the County of Brunswick of the one part and John Stainback of the other part . . . that I the said Edward Roberson for and in consideration of the love good will and affection which I have and bear towards my grandson John Stainback of the County aforesaid . . . by these presents do fully clearly and absolutely give grant and confirm unto the said John Stainback . . . a certain tract of or parcel of land whereon the sd. John Stainback now liveth containing three hundred acres . . . and further know ye that I Edward Roberson have put the said John Stainback in full quiet and peasable possession of the said land and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a gum on Tatams Branch thence along Jones line to a corner ded [sic] red oake, thence near a North corse [sic] to a corner white oake in a branch thence along sd. Jones's line nearly an East corse [sic] to a small branch thence up the said branch to a large pine nearly a North corse [sic]; thence along the sd. Jones line across the sd. Jones new rode [sic] to a corner read [sic] oake thence turning nearly a South course along Clacks line to the old courthouse rode [sic] thence across the said rode [sic] on Ruffins line to a corner post oake on Britton Peeples line thence nearly an East course across the sd. old courthouse rode [sic] to a corner post oak on the Half Mile Branch, thence down the said branch to a corner post oak on said branch or the line cauld [sic] Williamsons line and the said Edward Robersons thence down the said branch to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Edward Robinson (his mark) and witnessed by Richard Clack, John Owen, and Robinson Stainback. Brunswick County Court January 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved according to law by the oaths of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 2.

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 May 1790 BETWEEN Drury Buckner Stith & Fanny his wife & Lucy Stith the mother of the said Drury Buckner of the County of Brunswick of the one part & Clayton Abernathy of the same County of the other part . . . for & in the consideration of the sum of sixty one pounds four shillings . . . hath granted bargained & sold aliened & confirmed unto the said Clayton Abernathy . . . a certain parcel of land containing one hundred & sixteen (?) acres situate in the said County of Brunswick on both sides of Stith Road and bounded as followeth, BEGINNING at the said Drury B. Stiths, Katharine Stiths & Thomas Stiths Senrs. corner black jack thence Thomas Stith Seniors corner black jack thence a new line North forty six degrees West thro [sic] the old field 115 poles to a maple on a small branch of Rabon's Branch near the said road thence down the said branch as it meanders to a limn (sic) of a fallen maple at the mouth of another small branch thence up the other small branch as it meanders to a small maple where Walkers line crosses the same thence along Walkers line North thirty seven degrees East forty seven poles to the said road at Miles Williams's corner black jack thence along the said Williams line the same course continued one hundred & two poles to a small dead black jack South forty nine degrees East one hundred & twelve poles to a dead shrub oak South nine and a half degrees East one hundred & twenty poles to a black jack in Catharine Stiths line thence along her line South sixty seven degrees West twenty six poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Drury B. Stith, Fanny Stith and Lucy Stith and witnessed by Miles Williams, George Crook, and Thomas Stith, Senior. Brunswick County Court November 22nd 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Drury Buckner Stith one of the parties thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 7.

This Indenture made this 3rd Day of November 1790 BETWEEN James Warden [Wasden] & wife Lucy Warden [Wasden] of Brunswick County of the one part & John Tyas of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds . . . doth bargain & sell unto the said John Tyus . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick bounded as follows, Viz, BEGINNING at a red oak on Thomas Waltons line thence along Waltons line to a corner white oak thence along the same line to a new chopt line & down that line to Quarrel Swamp & up the swamp to the BEGINNING containing by estimation two hundred & fifty acres . . . Signed by James Wasdin [Wardin] and Lucy Wasdin [Wardin] (her mark) and witnessed by John Walton, Junior, Thomas Phillips and Thomas Walton. Brunswick County Court November 22nd 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by James Wasden party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 8.

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 20th Day of May 1790 BETWEEN Heartwell Rains of the County of Brunswick in Virginia of the one part and Nathaniel Thrift of the County of Northampton in North Carolina of the other part . . . whereas the said Heartwell Raines is justly indebted to the said Nathaniel Thrift in the just & full sum of ninety five pounds four shillings and two pence . . . which he honestly desires to pay . . . for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . to him in hand paid by Francis Dancy . . . doth grant bargain & confirm unto the said Francis Dancy . . . six Negroes Vizt. Isabell York Betty Dick Juno & Nicholas with their increase . . . upon trust nevertheless that the said Fras. Dancey shall at any time after the 15th of March in the year 1792 when the said Heartwell Raines or Nathaniel Thrift . . . shall request the same or the said Francis Dancy shall think proper . . . shall sell for the best price that can be gotten to the highest bidder after giving ten days publick notice the before mentioned property . . . Signed by Heartwell Raines and witnessed by Wm. Thrift, Wm. Jones, and Richard Putney. Brunswick County Court November 22nd 1790. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was proved by the oath of Richard Putney a witness thereto & having been proved on 25th Day of October last by the oath of William Jones also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 11.

KNOW all men by these presents that I John Mize of the County of Brunswick of State of Virginia for and in consideration of the sum of four pounds thirteen shillings & nine pence . . . in hand paid . . . by William Shelton of the said State & County aforesaid . . . do bargain sell & deliver unto the said William Shelton to feather beds & one sorrel mare . . . I have hereunto set my hand & seal dated this 27th Day of March 1790 . . . Signed by John Mize and witnessed by Geo. Hicks and Danl. Shelton. Brunswick County Court November 22nd 1790. This Bill of Sale was proved by the oaths of George Hicks & Daniel Shelton witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 13.

This Indenture made this 22nd Day of December 1787 BETWEEN John Wilks and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Brunswick of the part & Burwell Wilks of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & twenty six pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell unto the said Burwell Wilks . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid and bounded by Colo. John Jones's line by Wm. Caudles by Burwell Wilks's and by Joseph and Thos. Wilks's line containing one hundred & twenty six acres . . . Signed by John Wilks and Betsy Wilks and witnessed by John Jones, Junior, Ephraim Jackson, and Thomas Stegale. Brunswick County Court December 27th 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by John Wilks & Betsey his wife parties thereto be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgment the said Betsey being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 13.

This Indenture made and entered the 3rd Day of December 1790 BETWEEN Myles Green & Elizabeth his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Sterling Peebles of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & fifty pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell infeoff [sic] & confirme [sic] unto the aforesaid Peebles . . . a certain tract or pasel [sic] of land situate lying and being in the aforesaid County of Brunswick and bounding and abutting as follows, that is to say, BEGINNING at a poplar on Wyches Branch Sterling Peebles line thence along his line North thirty nine degrees East one hundred twenty eight poles to a scrub oak thence North three degrees East fifty one poles to a white oak thence along Wilkins's line North fifty five degrees West one hundred seventy two poles to red oak thence South thirty two degrees West one hundred seventy eight poles to a pine thence a new line South fifty seven degrees East one hundred & seventy eight poles to the BEGINNING the same containing one hundred & ninety seven acres . . . Signed by Myles Green and Elisabeth Green and witnessed by Wm. Edwd. Brodnax, Britain Peebles, and Mark Green. Brunswick County Court December 27th 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Myles Green and Elizabeth his wife to be their act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgment the said Elizabeth being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 14.

KNOW all men by these presents that we Edwd. Robinson & John Stainback both of the County of Brunswick for the natural love and affection which we bear unto our granddaughter and sister Mary Owen of the same County as well as for the consideration of five shillings . . . do give grant bargain and sell unto the said Mary Owen two Negroes to wit a girl named Sall and a boy named Joe . . . we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this 25th Day of November 1790. Signed by Edward Robinson (his mark) and John Stainback, and witnessed by Richard Clack and Robinson Stainback. Brunswick County Court December 27th 1790. This Indenture of Deed & Gift was proved according to law by the oaths of Richard Clack and Robinson Stainback the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 16.

This Indenture made this Day of 1790 BETWEEN Robert Rivers and his wife Jane of the County of Brunswick of the one part and John Owen of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five pounds . . . doth by these presents . . . bargain sell alien enfeoff release and forever make over unto the said John Owen . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County aforesaid and on the North side of the Great Creek and bounded as followeth, to wit, BEGINNING where Stainbacks line crosses Gholson Road at a hickory thence down the said road to a pine thence No. 78 [?] eight poles to the head of a small branch thence down the said branch as it meanders to a new made corner great pine thence along a new line So. 35 1/2 W 112 poles to a turkey oak on the said Stainbacks line thence along the said Stainbacks line No. 80 [?] W 56 poles to the BEGINNING being all that tract of one hundred acres of land left the said Robt. Rivers by his father's Last Will . . . Signed by Robert Rivers and Jane Rivers. Brunswick County Court December 27th 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Robert Rivers & Jane his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgment the said Jane being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 17.

This Indenture made and entered the 5th Day of May 1790 BETWEEN James Ruffin William Ruffin & Sterling Ruffin sones [sic] of Robert Ruffin dec'd of the one part and Frederick Jones of Dinwiddie of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & sixty two pounds eight shillings by the said Frederick Jones to the said Ruffins in hand paid . . . doth give grant bargain sell enfeoff & confirm unto the said Frederick Jones . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in Brunswick County on the South side of Dukes Creek abutting and bounded as follows, that is to say, BEGINNING where the main road that leads from Petersburg to the old Courthouse crosseth the said creek thence down the same as it meanders by Parhams mill to Smiths corner thence along Smiths line to Baughs line thence along Baughs to the corner adjoining Clacks land thence along Clacks line to the road aforesaid thence along sd. road to the BEGINNING the same containing by estimation two hundred & ninety nine acres of land . . . Signed by James Ruffin and witnessed by Binns Jones, Richd. Clack, Hartwell Tucker, John Bass and Frdek. Burdge. Brunswick County Court December 27th 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved according to law by the oaths of Richard Clack, Hartwell Tucker, & John Bass three of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 18.

This Indenture made this 24th Day of January 1786 BETWEEN Samuel Greenhill of the County of Brunswick of the one part and George Hicks of the said County of the other part . . . that the said Samuel Greenhill and Molley his wife for in consideration of the sum of eight hundred pounds . . . hath given granted and sold aliened infeoffed [sic] and confirmed unto the said George Hicks . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick on both sides of Little Jenetoe Creek containing by estimation eight hundred and twenty eight acres . . . bounded in the manner following, vizt. BEGINNING where Clews's line crosses Floyds Road thence South sixty degrees East twenty two poles to a black jack thence North twenty four degrees East sixty eight poles to three trees thence North forty three degrees West twenty one poles to a small white oak thence North twenty seven degrees East one hundred & fifty nine poles to a pine thence North eighty eight degrees East ninety two poles to a small white oak thence South fifty eight degrees East one hundred and twenty six poles to a spanish oak on Little Jeneto Creek thence up the said creek fourteen poles to a beech thence crossing the creek North seventy four degrees East one hundred and forty one poles to a hicory thence South fifteen degrees East one hundred and twelve poles to a red oak thence North seventy seven degrees East one hundred & twenty four poles to a dead red oak & dogwood thence South twenty seven and a half degrees West eighty four poles to a stone in the oat patch thence South forty three degrees East ten poles to a small black gum in a hedge row thence South fifty nine degrees West one hundred and fifty six poles to a stump near a gully in the old field thence South seventy three degrees West seventy poles to two sweet gums on Jeneto Creek thence down the said creek twenty three poles to the old ford thence up the old road and up the Horseford Road to the mouth of Floyd's Road thence up Floyd's Road to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Samuel Greenhill and witnessed by John Hicks, Joseph Greenhill, and James Hicks, Junior. Brunswick County Court December 27th 1790. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved according to law by the oaths of James Hicks, Junior, a witness thereto & having been proved on the 27th of October 1788 by the oaths of Joseph Greenhill and John Hicks also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 20.

This Indenture made this 6th Day of July 1790 BETWEEN Thomas Scott and Lucy Scott his wife of the County of Charlotte of the one part and Richard Elliott of the same County of the other part . . . in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds . . . secured to be paid by the said Richard to Isaac Read deceased the late husband of the said Sarah Scott in his life time and which the said Thomas Scott & Sarah Scott his wife do by these presents acknowledge . . . do bargain sell and confirm unto the said Richard Elliott . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick adjoining the lands of Theo. Field Richard Taliafaro, an entry that did belong to Thomas Stith and the Main Road that leads from Burchs Bridge to Fields Mill and containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . which said tract of land the said Isaac Read in his life time contracted to sell unto the said Richard Elliott & which the said Isaac Read held in right of his then wife now the said Sarah Scott . . . Signed by Thomas Scott and Sarah Scott and witnessed by John B. Scott, Wm. Johnston, Wm. Cowan, Clement Read, Joel Watkins, Wm. Dobbs, Senior, and Marties Peace. Brunswick County Court January 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Thomas Scott & Sarah his wife to Richd. Elliott was proved according to law by the oaths of William Johnson & Wm. Dabbs witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 26th day of July 1790 by the oath of Clement Read also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 22.

THE COMMONWEALTH of Virginia To Andw. Meade and John Stith Gentlemen Greeting whereas Griffin Stith & Frances his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain & Sale bearing date the 18th Day of June 1790 have sold unto Buckner Stith Junior the fee simple estate of three hundred and twenty acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and where as the sd. Frances 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 the power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Frances shall be willing to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Frances and receive her acknowledgment of the same & examine her privately & part from the said Griffin Stith her husband . . . the 2nd Day of November 1790 . . . By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Frances Stith the wife of the within named Griffin Stith . . . and have received her acknowledgment . . . certified under our hands & seals this 30th Day of December 1790. Signed by Andw. Meade and Jno. Stith. Brunswick County Court January 24th 1791. This Commission for the taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Frances Stith wife of Griffin Stith to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale to Buckner Stith, Junior was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 23.

This Indenture made this 11th Day of January 1790 BETWEEN James Williams Green and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Brunswick & State of Virginia of the one part and William Jones of Northampton County & State North Carolina of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & seventy five pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell deliver and confirm unto the sd. Jones . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing three hundred & fifty acres . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING on Cold Water at a hickory stump thence also Phips line to a corner pine to M[ ]pple H. Camps line thence South along Camps line to a white oak on Cold Water thence up Cold Water to a pine thence N West along the road to a slash at Paul Hartwells corner thence South along Hartwels line to the Black Gum Branch to George Morrises line thence up the sd. branch to a black gum thence East along Morrises line to a corner [scie] beach thence S East along George Johnsons line to William Carpenters corner white oak thence S East to a center of three pines and oak thence North along Randles line to a butterwood on the head of the Saul Scaffold Branch thence along the meanders of the sd. branch to a new line at a corner thence South along Randles line to a slash thence down the slash to the Saul Scaffold Branch thence down the Saul Scaffold Branch to Cold Water thence up Cold Water to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by James W. Green and Betsey Green and witnessed by Andrew Slawer [Stawer], George Morris, and Paul Hartwell. Brunswick County Court January 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by James Green & Betsey his wife to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgment the said Betsey being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 24.

This Indenture made this 13th Day of January 1785 BETWEEN Joseph Bennit of the one part of the County of Brunswick & William Carpenter of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five pounds . . . doth grant deliver & confirm to the sd. Wm. Carpenter . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation seventy two acres . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at the mouth of the Piney Slash thence up the slash to a pine thence along a line of marked trees to a gum in the head in the sd. slash thence along a line of John Woolsey these [sic] to a corner oak of in David Kelley's line thence along David Kelley's to Benjamin Warrens line thence along Benjamin Warrens line to a corner scrub oak thence along George Morrises line to Quarrel Swamp thence down the Swamp to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Joseph Bennitt and witnessed by Jas. W. Green, Jas. McInvail, Betsey Green and Lezus. Bennet. Brunswick County Court January 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Joseph Bennitt to Wm. Carpenter was proved according to law by the oaths of Betsey Green a witness thereto & having been proved on the 27th Day of June 1785 by the oath of James McInvale a witness thereto and having been proved by the oath of James W. Green also a witness thereto on the 25th Day of July 1785 the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 26.

This Indenture made this 4th Day of July 1790 BETWEEN John Phicox Senior of the Parish of St. Andrews & County of Brunswick and John Pheoiox Junior of the sd. County and Parish of the other part . . . that the said John Pheniox Senior for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings . . . by the sd. John Pheniox Junior . . . doth freely fully and absolutely give grant bargain and sell aline [sic] convey and confirm unto the said John Pheniox Junior . . . one certain tract or person [sic] of land situate lying being the South side of Notaway [sic] River containing fifteen acres . . . and bounded as followeth, Vizt. BEGINNING at a dogwood on Notaway [sic] River thence down the river to the mouth of Red Oak Creek thence up the creek to James Burgeses line thence North along Burgeses line to the fore mentioned dogwood the same being granted to the sd. John Pheniox Junior . . . Signed by John Pheiox Senior (his mark) and witnessed by Drury Melone, James Burgess, and Thomas Harvey. MEMORANDUM that quiet and peaceable possession was this day had and taken of the within mentioned land and premises of the within named John Pheniox Senior and by his delivered to the within named John Pheniox Junior according to the tenor and affect of within written deed. Brunswick County Court January 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved according to law by the oaths of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 28.

This Indenture made this 24th Day of January 1791 BETWEEN Mark Jackson & Martha his wife in the County of Brunswick of the one part and Joseph Mason of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds . . . do grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Joseph Mason . . . a certain tract of land lying and being in the Parish of Meherring [sic] in the County of Brunswick aforesaid containing seventy acres BEGINNING at an oak standing by the road running South 30 West 9 Chains to a black jack standing in a branch thence along the surpentines windings thereof to a scrub oak corner thence North 40 East 26 chains to a corner pine to the said Masons line thence North 30 West 20 [or 28] chains along his line to a corner pine on the old road thence South 60 West to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Mark Jackson and Martha Jackson. Brunswick County Court January 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Mark Jackson & Martha his wife parties thereto to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgment the said Martha being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 30.

This Indenture made and indented the 27th Day of December 1790 BETWEEN William Edward Brodnax of the County of Brunswick of the one part & Hubberd Hobbs of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds . . . doth give grant bargain sell enfeoff and confirm unto the sd. Hubbert Hobbs . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the aforesaid County and bounded as followeth, to wit, BEGINNING at George Stainbacks corner black jack bush between two shrub oaks on the sd. Stainbacks old line thence along his new line North eighty four degrees West one hundred & thirty four poles to his corner a lightwood knot on Thomas Rivers line thence along Thos. Rivers line eleven and a half degrees East one hundred & twenty two poles to a black jack thence along Saunders line South seventy five degrees East one hundred and forty four poles to the sd. George Stainbacks corner black jack thence along the old line South eighteen degrees West one hundred and two poles to the BEGINNING the same containing ninety five acres . . . Signed by Wm. Edwd. Brodnax. Brunswick County Court January 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Wm. Edwd. Brodnax party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 31.

This Indenture made and indented this 15th Day of January 1790 BETWEEN Benjamin Simms of the County of Wilkes in State of Georgia of the one part and Wm. 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 sd. Wm. Edwd. 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 sd. Benjamin Sims unto his brother John Sims his son after the death of his mother the said Will bearing date 12th Day of May 1778 and recorded in the County Court of Brunswick will more fully appear the sd. John Sims having conveyed the said tract of land to the sd. Wm. Edwd. Brodnax by deed of enfeoffment who now hath possession thereof . . . Signed by Benjamin Sims. The above is signed with the name of Benjamin Sims of Georgia in pursuance of a power of attorney bearing date the 20th of October 1790 duly authenticated under the same of the 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 Sterling Peebles. Brunswick County Court January 24th 1791. This Indenture of Release was acknowledged by Sterling Peebles attorney for and in the name of Benjamin Sims a partie thereto & together with the power of attorney authenticated under the Seal of the State of Georgia and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 33.

State of Georgia, Wilkes County, To all to whom these presents may concern KNOW ye that I Benjamin Sims of the said County & State have named constituted and by these presents do name constitute & appoint Sterling Peebles of Brunswick County, Commonwealth of Virginia my attorney for me & in my name to execute a deed of conveyance for a certain tract of land situate lying and being in the said County of Brunswick on Meherrin River containing five hundred & forty three acres . . . unto William Edward Brodnax . . . giving and hereby granting unto my said attorney my full power and authority to use and execute all such acts and devised in the law as shall be necessary for the conveyance of said land and generally to do and execute in the premises as fully as I myself could do if I was personally present ratifying and confirming and allowing all and whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done therein by virtue of these presents In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th Day of October 1790 . . . Signed by Bn. Sims and witnessed by Frederick Sims, Richard Worsham, and George Crutchfield. Georgia, Wilkes County Clerk's Office Registered in Book GG, Fo. 116C, 8th Day of November 1790. Signed by H. Monger, Pro. Cs. CCW. Richd. Medium John Meale [treagt] Georgia by his excellency Edward Telfair Governor and Commander and Chief in and over the State aforesaid to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that Frederick Sims and Richard Worsham Esquires who have witnessed the due execution of the annexed power of attorney are two of the justices assigned to keep the peace in the County of Wilkes in the State aforesaid therefore all due forth credit and authority are and ought to be have & given the same In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be put affixed at the State house in Augusta this 7th Day of December 1790 and in the fifteenth year of the independence of the United States of America by his Excellencies command Jno. Melton. Deed Book 15, page 34.

This Indenture made this 17th Day of January 1791 BETWEEN John Barker of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Daniel Huff of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of one hundred pounds . . . doth clearly and absolutely bargain and sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the said Daniel Huff . . . all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the waters of the Pigeon Roost Creek and is bounded as follows BEGINNING at William Huffs corner white oak on the Middle Run thence on the sd. Huffs line to a small hickory thence on a small spanish oak thence to Daniel Huffs corner shrub oak thence on a line of marked trees to Peter Reads line thence to a small corner pine now a lightwood post on Edmund Webb line thence on his line to the Long Branch thence down the said branch to the Middle Run thence down the Middle Run Creek as it meanders to the BEGINNING containing by estimation two hundred and sixteen acres . . . Signed by John Barker and witnessed by E. Webb, James Huff, and Isaac Bowls. Brunswick County Court January 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved according to law by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 35.

This Indenture made this 24th Day of January 1791 BETWEEN Elisha Clark & Mary his wife of the one part and William Raney all of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the quantity of three thousand pounds of Petersburg Crop Inspected Tobacco & one mare . . . do grant bargain alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said William Raney . . . all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing one hundred and forty acres bounded as follows (Vizt.) BEGINNING at red oak a corner of the said Wm. Raneys own land thence along the said Raneys line South thirty five degrees West two hundred & twenty eight poles to pine thence along Wm. Ruffins line South sixty two degrees East one hundred & five & one half poles to a pine thence along Lewis Brown's line North thirty two degrees East one hundred and ninety six poles to a black jack on John Reves's line thence along his line North sixty two degrees West fifty poles to a small white oak thence North twenty one degrees East seventy four poles to a black jack thence along a new line between the sd. Wm. Raney & his son Isham West fifty two poles to a light wood stake in the said Wm. Raney's own line thence along his own line South three degrees East twenty two poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Elisha Clark and Mary Clark. Brunswick County Court January 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Elisha Clark & Mary his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Mary being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 36.

This Indenture made this 28th Day of February 1791 BETWEEN Wm. Thrift and his wife Martha of the County of Dinwiddie of the one part & Roger Mallory, Senr. of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & ninety eight pounds . . . do hereby bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Roger Mallory, Senr. . . . one certain tract or parcel of land and premises containing by estimation three hundred & thirty acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING on Sandy Creek bank thence along Wm. Bass's line to Wallace's line thence along Wallace's line to Saunder's line thence along Saunder's line to Browns line thence along Browns line to Sandy Creek aforesaid and then down the said creek as it meanders to the BEGINNING it being all that tract of land which the said Thrift purchased of Peter Willis late of said County . . . Signed by William Thrift (his mark) and Martha Thrift (her mark), and witnessed by John Nicolson, Grief Harwell, and David Meredeth. Brunswick County Court February 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Wm. Thrift & Martha his wife to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the sd. Martha being privately examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 38.

KNOW all men by these presents that I John Hicks of the County Brunswick for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & seventeen pounds thirteen shillings . . . to me in hand paid by John Flood Edmunds of the same County . . . do hereby acknowledged have bargained sold and delivered and by these presents do bargain sell and deliver unto the said John F. Edmunds two Negroe fellows both by the name of George one Negroe woman by the name of Chewey a boy by the name of Peter one by the name of Davey & one by the name of Ransemon & a girl by the name of Clarresey four head of horses twenty six head of cattle and all my household furniture . . . provided nevertheless if I the said John Hicks . . . do and shall will and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said John Flood Edmunds . . . the just sum of fifty eight pounds sixteen shilling & six pence with lawful interest from this first day of October one thousand seven hundred & ninety for redemption of the said bargain premises on or before the first day of January 1792 thirty pounds the balance the first day January one thousand seven hundred and ninety four then this present Bill of Sale to be void also remain in full force . . . Signed by John Hicks. Brunswick County Court February 28th 1791. This Bill of Sale was acknowledged by John Hicks party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 39.

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.

KNOW all men by these presents I Balaam Ezell of the County of Brunswick for and in consideration of the sum of seventeen pounds three shillings and ten pence to me in hand paid by John Wilks have bargained sold and delivered unto the said John Wilks . . . one dark sone [sic] mare about nine years old two beds & furniture two cows and earlings one of the cows read the other read and white the earlings read and unmarked the read and white cow marked with a crop and slett and under keel in each ear the read cow marked with a crop in each ear and a hole in right ear one sow marked with crop & slit in the right ear & two under keels in the left also seven pigs unmarked . . . in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th Day of January 1791. Signed by Balaam Ezell and witnessed by John Jones Junior. Brunswick County Court the 28th of February 1791. This Bill of Sale was acknowledged by Balaam Ezell party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 42.

This Indenture of three parts made this 22nd Day of October 1790 BETWEEN Thomas Harvey of the County of Brunswick of the first part William Moore and David Roper of the same County of the second part and Moses Quarles, Junior, of the third part whereas the said William Moore & David Roper . . . stands bound for the said Thomas Harvey as securities for the said Thomas Harvey as an executor for Thomas Harvey deceased his father which the said Moore & Roper are subject to pay sundry bequest legacies & debts both foreign & domestic as securities for the said Harvey for the performance of his said father's Last Will & Testament and the said Harvey being willing to secure the payment of the same & thereby save harmless the said Moore and Roper now this indenture . . . for and in consideration of the promises and further consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid by Moses Quarles Junior party hereto . . . doth grant bargain sell & confirm unto the said Moses Quarles . . . but to and for the uses intents & purposes following thereafter mentioned one certain piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the fork of Read Oak Creek & bounded by the lines Nathaniel Harpers land William Moores land & Purdies land containing by estimation fifty acres . . . that is to say for the use and benefit of the Thomas Harvey . . . until his interest therein shall be determined contingency hereafter set forth . . . in case the several sums of money bequest and legacies for which the said William Moore Senior & David Roper Senior is and stands bound or any part thereof is not paid either the said Moore & Roper should be called upon to pay the same or any part thereof and they the said Moore & Roper by writing under their hands shall so desire then and that or either of the cases aforesaid that it shall and may be lawful and the said Thomas Harvey doth hereby consent thereto for the said Moses Quarles Junior to expose to sell for ready money all or any part of the aforesaid land and property giving to the said Thomas Harvey ten days previous notice of the time and place of making such sale and also advertising in some one of the Virginia Gazette and out of the money arising to pay & satisfy the aforesaid sums of debts due legacies & bequests not discharged pursuant to the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Harvey deceased . . . Signed by Thomas Harvey, William Moore (his mark), and Moses Quarles, Junior, and witnessed by Jno. Miskell, Benjamim Roper, James Howerton, and William Moore, Junior. Notwithstanding the within deed of trust entitles William Moore to sell the whole or any part of the within said land when called upon to pay the whole or any part of the within mentioned debts due legacies or bequests of Thomas Harvey deceased he has since agreed not to sell the whole or any part of the said land for a legacy & bequest of Thomas Harvey deceased to his son Rawleigh Harvey until the expiration of six years from the within date as witness my hand & seal this 29th Day of October 1790. Signed by William Moore (his mark) and witnessed by Jno. Miskell, Benjamin Roper, James Howerton, and William Moore, Junior. Brunswick County Court the 28th Day of February 1791. This Deed of Trust and Memorandum endorsed was proved by the oaths of Benjamin Roper Junior, Jas. Howerton, & Wm. Moore, Junior, three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 43.

ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT made and confirmed this 16th Day of February 1791 between Archibald Ezell Samuel Ezell Seela Ezell and Clare Ezell all of them being of the County of Brunswick and children of Joseph Ezell which Joseph Ezell died on the seventh day of December last past leaving his Last Will and Testament dates the first day of December 1790 in which Will he gave his son Archibald Ezell one half his land whereon he lived being 118 1/2 acres and 1/2 a Negroe named Cain a feather bed and furniture two head cattle & dish bason four plates & four spoons to Samuel Ezell use other half his land & Negroe Cain a bed and furniture two head of cattle one bay mare one dish one bason and four spoons to his daughter Lesle Ezell one bed and furniture three head of cattle and bason one dish four plates three spoons and half a sorrel horse to Claree Ezell one bed and furniture three head of cattle one bason one dish five plates and the other one half the sorrel horse and all the rest of estate to be equally divided between his four children except the crop which he gave to his son Samuel now it being a dispute with the witnesses whether the said Joseph Ezell at the time of his acknowledging the aforesaid Will was in his proper senses or not we and each of us do hereby agree as we wish our said father will to be done the said Will shall be proved and recorded whether he was in his senses or not and either of the parties faceing [sic] to comply with the agreement do promise and oblige ourselves our heir or assigns to pay or cause to be paid to the other party or parties the just sum of three pounds current money of Virginia witness whereof the parties have hereunto set their hands & affixed their seals the day and year above written. Signed by Archibald Ezell, Samuel Ezell, Seeley Ezell, and Clara Ezell, and witnessed by Anne Ezell and Stephen Gibbs. Brunswick County Court February 28th 1791. This Covenant & Agreement was acknowledged by Archer Samuel and Celey Ezell three of the parties thereto to be their act and deed and was proved as to Clara by the oaths of Anne Ezell & Stephen Gibbs and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 46.

This Indenture made this 24th Day of February 1791 BETWEEN Sealia Fort of the County of Southampton of the one part and John James of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five pounds . . . to her in hand paid by the said John James . . . do by these presents bargain and sell unto the said John James . . . the plantation tract or parcel of land being of a patent granted to Joseph Thorp for eight hundred and seventeen acres the aforesaid plantation tract or parcel of land containing by estimation two hundred and sixty one acres . . . and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at a red oak a corner tree of Leadbetters thence South six degrees East sixty eight poles to a hiccory thence South seventy eight degrees West one hundred and twelve poles to a pine thence North seventy two degrees West one hundred and twenty two poles to a hickory thence North thirty nine degrees West one hundred & forty eight poles to a small white oak thence North thirty three degrees East one hundred and eighty six poles to several trees thence South sixty two degrees East three hundred and one poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Sealia Fort (her mark) and witnessed by William Edwards (his mark), William More (his mark) and Jesse Brasswell. Received 24th Day of February 1791 of the within named John James the sum seventy five pounds the compensation money within mentioned Signed by Selea Fort (her mark) and witnessed by William Edwards (his mark), Wm. More (his mark) and Jesse Brasswell. Brunswick County Court the 28th of February 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale & Receipt endorsed was proved according to law by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 48.

THE COMMONWEALTH of Virginia To Thomas Cocke Batte Peterson and John Hamilton Gent. Greeting whereas Edward Goodrich and Anne his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain & Sale bearing date the 9th Day of May 1789 have sold unto Thomas Carter of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of one hundred and thirty three acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Anne 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 Anne shall be willing to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Anne and receive her acknowledgment of the same & examine her privately and apart from the said Edward Goodrich her husband whether she doth the same freely and voluntarily . . . the 24th Day of January in the fifteenth year of our foundation (1791). By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Anne Goodrich the wife of the within named Edward Goodrich . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands & seals this 25th Day of February 1791. Signed by Thos. Cocke and John Hamilton. Brunswick County Court February 28th 1791. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Anne Goodrich wife of Edward Goodrich was returned into Court and together with a certificate of the examination thereof is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 49.

KNOW all men by these presents that I John Smith son of Salley or Sarah Smith single woman of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . to me in hand paid by Jesse Brewer . . . doth grant bargain and sell and deliver unto the sd. Jesse Brewer one black mare bridle and saddle two feather beds and furniture eight setting chairs two iron potts and one dutch oven also all my right and title to a tract of land in Brunswick County Meherrin Parish on the Long Branch which land was left by James Upchurch deceased to the said John Nance or Smith son of Salley or Sarah Smith and James Smith in his Last Will and Testament which appears on record to him the said Jesse Brewer . . . in witness whereof the said John Smith hath hereunto set his hand and seal this 25th Day of December 1790. Signed by John Nance Smith and witnessed by John Brewer, James Brewer, and Milly Dison (her mark). Brunswick County Court March 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by John Nance Smith party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 51.

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 the 20th December 1790 BETWEEN William Short Junr. of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Edmund Field of the County aforesd. on the other part . . . for certain considerations agreed to by both parties the sd. William Short Junr. hath and by these presents grant bargain sell make over convey & deliver unto the sd. Edmund . . . one hundred acres of land whereon the sd. Short formerly lived adjoining Sterling Tuckers on the one side and Mathew Evans on the other side in the sd. County of Brunswick and State of Virginia . . . Signed by William Short Junr. Brunswick County Court March 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Short Junr. party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 53.

This Indenture made the 31st July 1790 BETWEEN Mrs. Margaret Field executrix of the late Dr. James Field on the one part and Mrs. William Short Junr. of the County of Brunswick on the other part . . . for certain considerations agreed to by both parties the said Margaret Field hath and doth by these presents grant bargain sell make over convey and deliver unto the said William Short Junr. . . . one hundred acres of land on the upper part of that plantation belonging to the said Margaret Field and lying the aforesd. County of Brunswick and State of Virginia the said one hundred acres of land lying next to Mr. Wm. Shorts Junr. plantation in said County . . . witness whereof I Alexd. S. Field of the County of Prince George being authorized by the aforesaid Margaret Field and having a power of attorney from the same do hereunto set my hand and seal this 31st Day of July 1790. Signed by Alexr. S. Field, and witnessed by Edmund Field, Jas. Anderson, John Short and John Clayton Short. Brunswick County Court March 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Alexdr. S. Field to William Short Junr. was proved according to law by the oaths of Edmund Field, John Short & John C. Short, three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 54.

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 24th Day of April 1786 BETWEEN James Hicks and Judith his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and William Batte of the County of Greensville of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred pounds . . . have granted bargained & sold unto the said William Batte one certain tract piece or parcel of land lying in Brunswick County on both sides of Jenetoe Creek containing three hundred and eighty acres . . . & bounded as follows, to wit, BEGINNING at a red oak on John Hicks's line thence North fifty four degrees West two hundred and fifty two poles to a small hicory [sic] thence South forty eight degrees West forty two poles to a srub [sic] oak on William Batte line thence South sixty eight degrees West eighty poles to a read oak thence South nineteen West one hundred and fifty one poles to Iveys corner shrub oak thence East fifty four poles to a corner turkey oak thence South twenty nine and a half degrees East sixty three poles to a small white oak thence South seventy three degrees one hundred and eighty six poles to a white oak from thence varyous [sic] courses to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by James Hicks Sr. and witnessed by Beverley Brown, Lewis Parham, and R. Watson. Brunswick County Court March 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved according to law by the oaths of Lewis Parham a witness thereto and having been proved on the 26th Day of September 1786 by the oaths of Beverley Brown and Robert Watson also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 58.

KNOW all men by these presents that I Sarah Batte of the County of Greensville for and in consideration of natural love and affection which I have for my son James Batte but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . have remised released and forever quit claimed . . . unto my said son James Batte of Brunswick County . . . all in manner of right and rights of dower or dowers which now have or may hereafter have to certain tracts of lands lying and being in the County of Brunswick know by the names of Miss Loves tract, Capt. James Hicks's tract, and Ravenscrafts tract, quantity of acres unknown . . . this 28th Day of March 1791. Signed by Sarah Batte, and witnessed by Wm. Batte, Sarah S. Brown, Thomas Hamlin, Thos. Washington, and Peter Ivie. Brunswick County Court March 28th 1791. This Deed of Release from Sarah Batte to James Batte was proved according to law by the oaths of Thomas Washington, William Batte, and Peter Ivy, three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 59.

This Indenture made this 6th Day of November 1790 BETWEEN Wood Larnce of the County of Brunswick of the one part & John Sandefur of the County of Charlotte of the other part witnesseth that the said Wood Larnce for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . doth grant bargain swapt [sic] release and confirm unto the said John Sandefer . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick lying on the head of Loyd's Run two hundred acres of land be the same more or less it being the land that his father purchased of Drury Stith and whereon the said Wood Larnce now lives and bounded by the lands of Roger Mallory Aaron Brown Lewis Brown Thomas Stith David Andrews Gardner Scoggins . . . Signed by Woode Larnce (his mark) and Sarah Thomas (her mark) and witnessed by John Moon, William Christian Moon, William Moon, Henry Morris Junr. Benjamin Ingram and Thomas Stith, Senior. Memorandum that full and peaceable possession & seizin of the land & premises within mentioned was and delivered by the within named Woode Lance to the within named John Sandefur according to the form and effect of the within deed. Signed by Woode Larnce (his mark) and witnessed by William Christian Moon, John Moon, and William Moon. Brunswick County Court March 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Wood Laurence and Sarah Thomas parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 60.

Brunswick County Court March 28th 1791. Sarah Green wife of Alexander Green this day acknowledged an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Alexander & Miles Green & Elizabeth his wife & Judith Green to William Wilkis & she being first privately examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 62.

This Indenture made this 29th Day of March 1791 BETWEEN John Powell of Brunswick County and James Powell of said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the love good will & affection which I have and do bear towards my son the said James Powell of the County aforesaid . . . do fully clearly and absolutely give grant and confirm unto the said James Powell . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the said County aforesaid containing two hundred acres . . . and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at Claiborne Lightfoots line on a black jack thence running nearly a straight line to the Reedy Branch on a stuping [sic] pine thence down the Reedy Branch to the old line on Masons line to a small corner white oak thence near a South course to the old corner on a post oak thence along Masons line to the lower corner near Cold Water Creek near a large pine on a hickory thence about a South west course along Joseph Phipps line to an elbow turkey oak thence along Phipps line nearly a South east course to a small corner red oak thence along Phipps line a straight course nearly West to a small red oak on Phipps path thence about a West course along Streppil Hill Camps line to a small pine on Lightfoots line thence about a North course a straight line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by John Powell. Brunswick County Court March 29th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by John Powell party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 62.

This Indenture made this 31st Day of March 1791 BETWEEN Drury B. Stith and Fanny his wife of Brunswick County of one part and Andrew Meade of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & fifty pounds . . . hath granted and sold aliened & confirmed unto the said Andrew Meade . . . a certain parcel of land containing four hundred & sixty acres situate in the County aforesaid and bounded as followeth BEGINNING at a great pine on Couches Run thence on or near the Courthouse Road S 10 W 78 poles to a pine S 28 W 26 poles to a black jack S 40 W 43 poles to a pine S 12 W 28 poles to a small black jack S 2 E 48 poles to a black jack S 35 W 43 poles to a black jack on the sd. road thence along Frederick Burges line S 35 E 80 poles to Thomas Stiths corner red oak thence along his line continuing the same course 198 poles to Lewis Brown's corner shrub oak thence along Morris's line N 52 E 86 poles to a white oak N 14 E 48 poles to a pine N 45 E 204 poles to a black jack, thence along Isham Smiths and Aristotle Eldridges line N 45 W 280 P to Couches Runs aforesaid thence up the said run as it meanders to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Drury B. Stith and Fanny Stith and witnessed by Thos. Washington, Buckner Stith, Junr., and Howell Eldridge. Brunswick County Court April 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale by Drury B. Stith & Fanny his wife to Andrew Meade was acknowledged by the said Drury to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 64.

This Indenture made this 1st Day of April 1791 BETWEEN Andrew Meade of Brunswick County of the one part and John Stith of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand four hundred & twenty seven pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said John Stith . . . seven hundred acres of land . . . situate in the said County of Brunswick on the South side of Sturgeon Run adjoining the lines of Buckner Stith, Senr., and Henry Merritt being the same tract of land and plantation formerly conveyed by the said Buckner Stith Senr. to John Stith his son by deed of gift recorded in the said County Court by reference thereto being had the courses of the said land may fully appear . . . and three Negroe slaves (to wit) Joe Phill and Jemima . . . Signed by Andrew Meade and witnessed by Griffin Stith and Buckner Stith, Junr. Brunswick County Court April 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Andrew Meade party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 65.

This Indenture made this 10th Day of December 1790 BETWEEN Thomas Stith, Junr. and Susanna his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Christopher Robertson of the same County of the other part . . . for and in the consideration of the sum of twenty pounds . . . hath granted bargained and sold aliened and confirmed unto the said Christopher Robertson . . . a certain parcel of land containing by estimation sixty acres . . . situate in the said County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth BEGINNING at William Abernathy's line at a poplar in Small Branch thence up the said branch to the head thence along a new chopt line to Catharine Stith's line thence along Catharine Stith's line to a corner scrub oak on Miles Williams line thence along Miles Williams line to Stiths path at William Abernathy's line thence along William Abernathy's line to the poplar begun at . . . Signed by Thomas Stith, Jr., and Susanna Stith, and witnessed by John Clayton, William Abernathy and James Kelly. Brunswick County Court April 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Thomas Stith, Junr., party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 66.

This Indenture made this 15th Day of January 1791 BETWEEN William Gunn Senr. of the County of Brunswick & State of Virginia of the one part and George Gunn of the same County & State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell unto the said George Gunn . . . all that tract or parcel land lying & being in the County of Brunswick on the waters of Pigeon Roost Creek and is bounded as follows BEGINNING at a corner gum tree on the Dear Lick thence up the Dear Lick to a corner willow oak thence along a line of marked trees to Pigeon Roost Creek to a white oak thence and on the sd. creek to an ash tree thence Huffs line to a corner hickory thence still on Huffs line to a black jack corner tree on George Whites line thence Whites line to the BEGINNING containing by estimation four hundred & ten acres . . . Signed by William Gunn Senr. (his mark) and witnessed by E. Webb, Peter Read, William Gunn, Junr., and Isaac Bowles. Brunswick County Court April 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from William Gunn Senr. to George Gunn was proved by the oaths of Edmund Webb, William Green (?) & Isaac Bowles three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 67.

This Indenture made this 15th Day of January 1791 BETWEEN William Gunn Senr. of the County of Brunswick & State of Virginia of the one part and William Gunn Junr. of the same County & State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell unto the said William Gunn Junr. . . . all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the waters of Pigeon Roost Creek and is bounded as follows BEGINNING at a willow oak on the Dear Lick Branch thence up the Dear Lick to a turkey oak thence on Robert Brook's line formerly James Petilloes lines to one white oak & two scrub oaks standing together thence along Travises to a red oak thence along Richard Gunns line to the Gum Branch thence down the said branch to the Pigeon Roost Creek thence down the said creek as it meanders to the corner oak thence along a line of mark'd trees to the BEGINNING containing by estimation four hundred & ten acres . . . Signed by William Gunn (his mark), and witnessed by E. Webb, Peter Read, George Gunn, and Isaac Bowles. Brunswick County Court April 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from William Gunn Senr. to William Gunn Junr. was proved by the oaths of Edmund Webb, George Gunn & Isaac Bowles, three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 68.

This Indenture made this 11th Day of January 1791 BETWEEN Thomas Gholson and Benjamin Lane Executors of Thomas Rivers deceased and Mary Rivers widow of said Thos. Rivers deceased of the County of Brunswick of the one part & Thomas Saunders of the same County of the other part . . . that whereas the said Thos. Rivers deceased did by his Last Will & Testament give & devised to his executors all the land that he did hold in the County of Brunswick to be by them sold for the best price and the money arising from such sale to be applied toward the discharge of his just debts except one hundred acres given in his said Last Will to his son Robert Rivers and the said Thomas did by his Last Will empower and authorize the executors that should qualify to execute the same to convey in fee simple to any purchaser the whole or any part of the said land reference to the said Will which is duly recorded in the County Court of Brunswick well fully and at large appear . . . that the said land being sold for the best price and the said Thos. Saunders became the purchaser thereof for the valuable consideration of two hundred pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Thomas Saunders . . . one certain tract or parcel of land and promises situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid on Stevens's Branch and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at Robert Rivers Junrs. new made corner great pine on a small branch from thence down the said branch as it meanders to the mouth of Stevens Branch crossing said Stevens Branch along Saunders own line No. 88 Ea. 17 poles to a white oak thence So. 79 Ea. 592 poles to a shrub oak thence along Ruffins line So. 12 We. 159 poles to a great pine thence along Stainbacks or Brodnaxes line the same course 315 poles to a shrub oak on Turner Hunts line thence along said Hunts line No. 83 We. 44 poles to a shrub oak thence So. 78 We. 8 poles to Browns line thence along said Browns line the same course 101 poles to a white oak on Stevens Branch thence up the said branch as it meanders to Stainbacks line to a small hickory thence along said Stainbacks line No. 80 We. 50 poles to a hickory thence No. 11 Ea. 66 poles to a hickory thence No. 80 We. 76 poles to the said Robert Rivers new made corner turkey oak thence along the said Robert new made dividing line No. 35 1/2 Ea. 112 poles to the BEGINNING containing four hundred & seven acres . . . it being all that tract of land except one hundred acres left his son Robert in his Last Will which the said Thos. Rivers deceased possessed of (& which hath since been surveyed by the County Surveyor) . . . Signed by Thos. Gholson, Benja. Lane, and Mary Rivers (her mark), and witnessed by Robert Rivers, Nancy Rivers, John Rivers, and Harbert S. Sims. Brunswick County Court April 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Thomas Gholson & Benjamin Lane executors of Thomas Rivers decd. and Mary Rivers widow of the said Thomas Rivers decd. parties thereto to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 69.

This Indenture made this 13th Day of December 1790 BETWEEN Turner Hunt & Ann his wife of the County of Mecklenburg of the State of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas Gholson of the County of Brunswick in the State of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & fifty pounds . . . doth by these presents . . . bargain sell alien enfeoff release and forever make over unto the said Thomas Gholson . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid on the North side of Great Creek & adjoining the lands of John Brown, Tho. Rivers deceased, Geo. Stainback & Joseph Saunders & bounded as followeth, vizt., BEGINNING on the Great Creek at the mouth of the Long Branch thence up the said Long Branch as it meanders to Stainbacks line thence along his line to Rivers line thence along his line to Browns line thence along his line to the Great Creek thence down sd. creek to the BEGINNING containing two hundred & eighty seven acres it being all that tract of land which the said Turner Hunt holdeth in the said County of Brunswick . . . Signed by Turner Hunt and Anne Hunt and witnessed by Tho. Saunders, John Gholson, G. Gholson Junr., and Benja. Lane. Brunswick County Court April 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Turner Hunt & Ann his wife to Thomas Gholson was proved according to law by the oaths of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 71.

This Indenture made this 20th Day of October 1790 BETWEEN John Brewer & William Brewer of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part & William Vaughan of the County & State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty seven pounds five shillings . . . doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained & sold aliened infeeoffed [sic] released & confirmed unto the said William Vaughan . . . one certain tract or parcel of land in the County & State aforesaid on Rattle Snake Creek containing nine acres . . . & bounded as followeth, to wit, BEGINNING on Rattle Snake Creek at a holley [sic] William Greys corner thence up the said creek as it meanders to Brewers Ford thence across the creek to a burch on the North side of the creek thence North ten degrees East twenty nine poles along a line of marked trees to a willow oak a corner thence North thirty eight degrees East fifty four poles to a forked white oak a corner on the creek thence down the creek as it meanders to the bent thence South across the creek to two small gums thence a South course along a line of marked trees to a white oak thence a West course along a line of markt trees to a white oak on a Flazgy Slash thence up the slash along a line of marked trees near the head of it to a butterwood thence a North West along a line of marked trees to a butterwood on Rattle Snake Creek thence up the said creek to a hickory thence a South West course along a line of marked trees to a red oak and from thence to a sweet gum thence a North course to two pines thence a Northwest course along a line of marked trees to a hickory & Pine thence a North & pom [sic] thence to a red oak on the creek thence up the creek to a white oak James Wrights corner thence South along the said Wrights line thirty feets from thence down the South side of the other line as the trees are marked to a hickory near the end of the Stony Mountain thence round & on the East side of the mountain along a line of marked trees to a hickory a corner above the head of the Flaggy Slash thence through the slash along a line of marked trees South of the other line down to a willow oak thence a Southeast course to a hickory from thence the same course to a willow oak from thence to a white oak thence to an ash thence to a white oak thence to a butterwood thence to an ash thence to a sweet gum thence South twenty degrees West twenty six poles to a red oak on Brewers Branch thence up the said branch as it meanders to William Vaughans line on Evan's Road thence down the said Vaughans line to Benjamin Edwards corner thence North along William Grays line to the BEGINNING or FIRST STATION . . . Signed by John Brewer and William Brewer and witnessed by Les. Vaughan, William Crestenberry (his mark) and Mary Crestenberry. Brunswick County Court April 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by John Brewer & William Brewer parties thereto to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 73.

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.

Brunswick County Court April 25th 1791. Elizabeth Penn wife of Thomas Penn this day acknowledged an Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Thomas Penn to George Trotter she being first privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 76.

This Indenture made this 3rd Day of May 1791 BETWEEN Benja. Bass & Sarah his wife James Bruce and Ann his wife James Vaughan and Susannah his wife Lewis Peebles and Jane his wife and Elliner Tatum of the County of Brunswick of the one part & William Atkison of the same County of the other part . . . for & in consideration of the sum of thirty four pounds five shillings to them in hand paid . . . by these presents do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff & confirm unto the said William Atkison . . . one certain tract piece or parcel of land containing one hundred & seven acres & a half . . . situate lying & being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a corner pine on Maclins line thence a straight new chopt line between Benja. Goodrich and wifes line & said land to the corner of William Atkinsons fence on said land on a small branch, thence down the said branch to the Meherrin Branch, thence up the said Meherrin Branch, to Benja. Bass's line, thence along Benjamin Bass's line to Maclins line thence along Maclins line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Benja. Bass (his mark), Sarah Bass, James Bruce, Ann Bruce, James Vaughan, Susanna Vaughan, and Elenor Tatum (her mark), and witnessed by Jno. B. Goldsberry, Buckner Harwell, and James Clack. Brunswick County Court May the 23rd 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Benjamin Bass & Sarah his wife, James Bruce & Ann his wife, James Vaughan & Susanna his wife & Elinor Tatum of the one part & William Atkison of the other part was acknowledged by the said Benjamin Bass & Sarah his wife, James Bruce & Ann his wife, James Vaughan & Susanna his wife & Ellinor Tatum parties thereto to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded, previous to which acknowledgment the said Sarah, Ann & Susanna being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 76.

This Indenture made this 23rd Day of May 1791 BETWEEN William Atkison & Sarah his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part & James Vaughan, Benjamin Bass, & James Bruce of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . do grant bargain & sell unto the said James Vaughan, Benjamin Bass, & James Bruce . . . one certain tract or parcel of land for the use of religious worship lying & being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid containing one acre of land . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a branch on a white oak on Atkinson's line thence South to a post oak a corner from thence East to a red oak from thence North to a turkey oak on the said branch thence down the branch to the BEGINNING . . . for the use of the religious worship of God . . . Signed by William Atkison and Sarah Atkison. Brunswick County Court May 23rd 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between William Atkison & Sarah his [wife] of the one part & James Vaughan, Benja. Bass, & James Bruce of the other part was acknowledged by the said William Atkison & Sarah his wife parties thereto to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgment the said Sarah being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 78.

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 21st Day of May 1791 BETWEEN Naomy Rawlings Rhue Rawlings and Clarasey his wife of the one part & Dolley Rawlings of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds . . . do grant bargain sell aliend [sic] & confirm unto the said Dolley Rawlings & to her heirs . . . one tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Brunswick containing by estemation [sic] one hundred & fifty acres . . . & bounded as followeth . . . BEGINNING at a corner white oak on Wm. Mason's line thence along the said Masons North eighty five degrees East two hundred & fifty poles to a small srub [sic] oak on the said Masons line thence along the sd. Masons line So. four degrees East eighty four poles to a corner white oak on Wm. Meredeths line thence along the sd. Meredeths line North seventy one degrees East one hundred & forty four poles to a srub oak bush on Elisa Clarks line thence along the said Clarks line North seventy four degrees West one hundred & fifty eight poles to a red oake on the said Clarks line thence along the sd. line South to Henry Rawlinges line thence along the said Rawlenges line to a persimmon tree on the said Rawlenges line thence along the said line several courses to the first mentioned white oak it being part of the tract of land whereon William Rawlings decd. last dwelt & all of the estate rite title & interest of them the said Naomy Rawlings Rhue Rawlings & Clarisey his wife of in & to the said land belonging . . . Signed by Naomy Rawlings (his mark), Rheu Rawlings, Clarisa Rawlings (her mark), and witnessed by Peter Green, James W. Green, and John Parrish. Brunswick County Court May the 23rd 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Naomy Rawlings & Rhue Rawlings & Clarasa his wife of the one part & Dolley Rawlings of the other part was proved by the oaths of Peter Green James W. Green & John Parrish the witnesses as to Naomy & acknowledged by the said Rhue Rawlings & Clarisa his wife to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgment the said Clarasa being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 81.

This Indenture made this 14th Day of November 1790 BETWEEN Rhue Rawlings & Claressa Rawlings his wife and Dolley Rawlings of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Elisha Clark of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred & twenty pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell alien & confirm unto the said Elisha Clark . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Brunswick on the South side of Great Creek containing two hundred & twenty acres . . . & bounded as follows BEGINNING at a swate [sic] gum on Great Creek on Elisha Clarks line thence South on the said line to William Rawlings's old line at a hicory thence West on the said line to a hicory thence South on a new line to a ridge road on Gholdstons Road thence up the said road West to Henry Rawlings old line at a white oak thence North on Henry Rawlings line to a hicory thence West to Lewelling Williams line corner hicory thence North on Lewelling Williams's line as it meanders to Great Creek at a white oak thence down the creek as it meanders to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Rhece Rawlings, Claesa Rawlings (her mark), and Dolly Rawlings (her mark). Brunswick County Court May 23rd 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Rheu Rawlings & Clarasa his wife & Dolly Rawlings of the one part and Elisha Clark of the other part was acknowledged by the said Rhece & Clarasa his wife and Dolly Rawlings parties thereto to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgement the said Clarisa being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 83.

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 19th Day of May 1791 BETWEEN Jno. L. Wilkins & Catharine his wife of the County of Greensville of the one part Wm. W. Wilkins of the same County of the other part . . . for & in consideration of one thousand pounds . . . do grant bargain sell aliene [sic] and confirm unto the said W. W. Wilkins . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick on the North side of Sturgeon Creek containing by estimation one thousand & thirty two acres . . . which said tract or parcel of land was devised to Edmunds Stith decd. by his father Colo. Drury Stith decd. and which was devised by Edmunds Stith decd. above mentioned to Catherine Stith and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at Thomas Stith Senr. corner white oak on the aforesaid creek Sturgeon thence along the said Thomas Stith Senr. line North twenty four degrees East one hundred & fifty poles to his corner red oak thence North fifty four degrees West two hundred & thirty four poles to a shrub white oake a corner on Drury Stiths land thence by his line North seventy degrees East one hundred & six poles to a corner white oak thence North sixty three degrees East two hundred & seventy eight poles to a corner black jack thence South thirty six degrees East eighty four poles to a corner gum thence South twenty degrees West thirty six poles to Shorts corner white oak thence by his line South fifty degrees West one hundred & twenty four poles to his corner white oak thence South sixty two degrees East two hundred & forty four poles to a corner on Merrits line thence by his line South fifty eight degrees West one hundred & four poles to a corner white oake thence South eighteen degrees East one hundred & sixty four poles to his corner read [oak] thence West eighty poles to his corner white oak thence South one hundred & fifty four poles to his corner read oak on Sturgeon Run aforesaid thence up the said run as it meanders to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Jno. L. Wilkins and Catharine Wilkins. Brunswick County Court May 23rd 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Jno. L. Wilkins & Catharine his wife of the one part & William W. Wilkins of the other part was acknowledged by the said John L. Wilkins party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 86.

KNOW men all by these presents that we William E. Brodnax and Henry Jackson are held & firmly bound unto Beverley Randolph Esquire of this State . . . in the full and just sum of five hundred pounds . . . to be paid unto the said Governor . . . to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves . . . firmly by these presents sealed with our seals & dated this 23rd Day of May 1791. THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such that whereas the said William E. Brodnax is appointed coroner for the County of Brunswick if therefore the said William E. Brodnax shall well and truly excarte [sic] all process which shall come to his hands and perform all the duties of his said office during his continuance in office agreeable to an act of assembly in that case made and provided then the obligation to be void or else to remain in full force power & virtue . . . Signed by Wm. Edwd. Brodnax and Henry Jackson, and witnessed by John Jones, CBC. Brunswick County Court May 23rd 1791. This Bond was acknowledged by the parties thereto to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 88.

THE COMMONWEALTH of Virginia To Thomas Cocke John Hamilton & John Goodwyn Gentlemen Greeting whereas John L. Wilkins and Catharine his wife of the County of Greensville by their certain Indenture of Bargain & Sale bearing date the 19th Day of May have sold & conveyed unto William W. Wilkins the fee simple estate for 1032 acres of land with the appurtenances lying & being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Catharine cannot conveniently travel to our Court . . . to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance therefore we give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Catharine shall be willing to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Catharine and receive her acknowledgment of the same & examine her privately & apart from the said John L. Wilkins her husband . . . the 25th Day of May 1791. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Catharine Wilkins wife of the within named John L. Wilkins . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the said Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands & seals this 27th Day of May 1791. Signed by Thos. Cocke and John Hamilton. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment & privy examination of Catharine Wilkins wife of John L. Wilkins to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale to William W. Wilkins was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 89.

This Indenture made this 20th Day of June 1791 BETWEEN Wm. W. Wilkins of the County of Greensville of the one part and Jno. L. Wilkins of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of one thousand pounds . . . do grant bargain sell aliene and confirm unto the said Jno. L. Wilkins . . . a certain tract or parcell of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the North side of Sturgeon Creek containing by estimation one thousand & thirty two acres . . . and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at Thomas Stith Senr. corner white oak on the said creek Sturgeon thence along the sd. Thomas Stith Senr. line North twenty four degrees East one hundred & fifty poles to his corner red oak thence North fifty four degrees West two hundred & thirty four poles to a shrub white oak a corner of Drury Stiths land thence by his line North seventy degrees East one hundred six poles to a corner white oak thence North sixty three degrees East two hundred & seventy eight poles to a corner black jack thence South thirty six degrees East eighty four poles to a corner gum thence South twenty four degrees West thirty six poles to Shorts corner white oak thence by his line South fifty degrees West one hundred twenty four poles to his corner white oak thence South sixty two degrees West two hundred & forty four poles to a corner on Moriss line thence by his line North fifty eight degrees West one hundred & four poles to a corner white oak thence South eighteen degrees East one hundred & sixty four poles to his corner red oak thence West eighty poles to his corner white oak thence South one hundred & fifty four poles to his corner read oak on Sturgeon Run aforesaid thence up the said run as it meanders to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Wm. W. Wilkins. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by William W. Wilkins party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 90.

This Indenture made this 21st Day of April 1787 BETWEEN Lewis Dupree of the County of Greensville in the State of Virginia, Planter, of the one part and John White of the County of Brunswick & State aforesaid, Planter, of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien & confirm unto the said John White . . . one tract or parcel of land situate in Brunswick County in the State of Virginia containing three hundred acres . . . BEGINNING at a corner in Lewis Barkers line thence along the Pattron line to Daniel Huffs line on a craek [sic] as meanders to a shrub oak on the same thence North forty four degrees West eighty four poles to a red oak on the Ridge Path thence a long a line of marked trees to the Ridge Path to a corner on Benjamin Mosely's line thence along Benjamin Mosely's line to Thomas Moseley's line thence Thomas Moseley's line South twenty four degrees West to a corner thence South sixty eight degrees East to Lewis Barkers line thence along Lewis Barkers line South fifty two degrees West to a corner thence South twenty two degrees West to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Lewis Dupree and witnessed by James Huff, James Dupree, and Mark Clanton. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Lewis Dupree of the one part & John White of the other part was proved by the oath of James Dupree a witness thereto and having been proved on the 23rd Day of August 1787 by the oaths of James Huff & Mark Clanton also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 91.

I Edward Dromgoole of the County of Brunswick & State of Virginia do hereby set free from Bondage the several slaves hereafter mentioned and the future increase of the females Bet one Negroe woman named Bet aged thirty seven years to be freed the first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six Boatswain aged twenty four years to be freed the first day of January one thousand seven hundred & ninety two Adam aged nineteen years last October to be freed the first day of January one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven Daniel aged seventeen years last September to be freed the first day of January one thousand seven hundred ninety & nine Hannah aged fifteen years last November to be freed the first day of January one thousand seven hundred & ninety seven Austin aged thirteen years last June to be freed the first day of January one thousand eight hundred & two Bob aged nine years last November to be freed the first day of January one thousand eight hundred & seven Violet aged seven years last December to be freed the first day of January one thousand eight hundred & five Fanny aged five years last March to be freed the first day of April one thousand eight hundred & seven Clarissa aged one year last August to be freed the first day of January one thousand eight hundred & eleven Orange born the twelfth day of last January to be freed the first day of January one thousand eight hundred & eighteen . . . whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 27th Day of June 1791. Signed by Edward Dromgoole. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Deed of Manumission was acknowledged by Edwd. Dromgoole party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 93.

This Indenture made this 2nd Day of June 1791 BETWEEN Lewis Hicks and Sarah 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 two hundred & fifty pounds . . . doth for themselves . . . grant bargain sell alien release & confirm unto the said John Hicks Bass . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred & thirty seven acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded by the lands of Thomas Mosely Isaac Mosely Benja. Mosely & Grief Harwell . . . Signed by Lewis Hicks and Salley Hicks and witnessed by Jas. Frame, John Love, and Jas. Smith Senr. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Lewis Hicks & Salley his wife parties thereto to be their act & deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgement the said Salley being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 94.

This Indenture made this 2nd Day of June 1791 BETWEEN Isaac Mosely & 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 twenty pounds . . . doth for themselves . . . grant bargain sell alien & release and confirm unto the said John Hicks Bass . . . a certain tract or parcel of land containing seven acres by estimation . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows (Vt.) BEGINNING at Hick's corner tree thence along Grief Harwell land to a turkey oak thence along Isaac Mosely line to a red oak thence along said Moseleys line to a red oak on Hickes line thence along said Hicks's line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Isaac Moseley and Selah Moseley (her mark) and witnessed by John White, Burwell Mosely and Jordan Moseley. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Isaac Mosely party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 96.

This Indenture made this 1st Day of March 1791 BETWEEN George Hicks of the County of Brunswick of the one part & James Hicks Senr. & Charles Hicks of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred & fifty pounds . . . hath given granted and sold delivered exposed and confirmed unto the said James Hicks Senr. & Charles Hicks . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the waters of Little Jenito Creek & Hicks's Creek containing eight hundred & twenty eight acres . . . bounded in the manner following (vizt.) BEGINNING where Blewses line crosses Floyds Road South sixty degrees East 22 poles to a black jack thence North 24 degrees East 68 poles to three trees thence North 43 degrees West 21 poles to a white oak thence North 7 degrees East 159 poles to a pine thence North 58 degrees 92 poles to a white thence South 56 degrees West 126 poles to a spanish oak on Little Jenito Creek thence up the said creek 14 poles to Buck thence a cross the creek 24 degrees East 141 poles to a hicory thence South 15 degrees East 112 poles to a red oak thence North 77 degrees East 124 poles to a red oak and dogwood thence South 27 and 1/2 degrees West 84 poles to a stone thence South 43 degrees East 10 poles to a black gum in Hedge Roe thence South 59 degrees West 156 poles to a stump thence South 73 degrees West 70 poles to two sweet gums on Jenito Creek thence down the said creek to the old ford thence up the old road & up the Horse Ford Road to the mouth of Floyds Road thence up Floyds Road to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Geo. Hicks and Temperance Hicks and witnessed by James Hicks Junr., Vines Hicks and John Lett. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between George Hicks & Temperance his wife of the one part & James Hicks Senr. & Charles Hicks of the other part was proved by the oaths of James Hicks Jr., Vines Hicks & John Lett the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 97.

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 15th Day of February 1791 BETWEEN Lewis Brown of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Thos. Lundie of the same County of the other part . . . Lewis Brown for & in consideration of his being justly indebted to Thos. Lundie in the sum of one hundred & sixty five pounds . . . doth sell bargain alien grant & absolutely confirm to the said Thomas Lundie sundry slaves and their future increases, vizt. Tom, Robin, Matthew, Sucky, Jeany, Jeany the lesser & Judy nine head of cattle one horse eight sheep twenty seven hogs three beds and furniture all Bonds due to me & the increase of the said stock of cattle horses sheep & hogs . . . in trust nevertheless that he the said Thomas Lundie shall and will after the first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety two or whenever the said Thomas Lundie thinks proper or he the said Lewis Brown requires him which ever of these circumstances first happen sell and expose for the sale for the best price that can be got or had for the same after haven given ten days previous notice the said granted slaves & chattel . . . Signed by Lewis Brown and Thos. Lundie. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Deed of Trust was acknowledged by Lewis Brown party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 100.

This Indenture made this 8th Day of February 1791 BETWEEN John White and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Elisha Clark of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty five pounds . . . have bargained sold aliened released and confirmed unto the said Elisha Clark . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situate & lying in the County of Brunswick on the North side of Great Creek containing thirty five acres and bounded as follows BEGINNING at an ash on old Indian line on the branch thence a South course on a new line made by William White and Elisha Clark to the creek thence up the said creek as it meanders to the old Indian line at a white oak on the creek thence down the Indian line to the BEGINNING ash . . . Signed by John White and witnessed by Thomas Clark, Rebeckah Hardiway, and Salley Rawlings. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between John White of the one part and Elisha Clark of the other part was proved by the oaths of Thomas Clark, Rebecca Hardiway & Salley Rawlings the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 102.

This Indenture made the 27th Day of June 1791 BETWEEN Benjamin Jones of Brunswick County of the one part and the estate of David Walker late of the said County deceased of the other part . . . whereas the said Benjamin Jones in the lifetime of the said David Walker in consideration of the love and natural affection which he the said Benjamin Jones had and did bear unto the said David Walker his near kinsman & for his better support & preferment in the world & the said Benjamin Jones verbally give unto the said David Walker a water grist mill in the said County on Notoway [sic] River with one acre of land on the North side of the said river in Dinwiddie County appropriated thereto but never made his a legal title . . . the said Benjamin Jones being willing and desirous to confirm the said verbal gift subject to the Will of the said David Walker & to the dower of the widow of the said David Walker . . . as if the legal right and title in fee simple had in the lifetime of the said David Walker been actually made him . . . doth give grant alien and confirm unto the estate of the said David Walker . . . the aforesaid water grist mill & one acres of land on the North side of Notoway River in Dinwiddie County appropriated thereto . . . Signed by Benja. Jones. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Deed and Gift was acknowledged by Benjamin Jones party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 103.

This Indenture made this 27th Day of June 1791 BETWEEN John Jones & Martha his wife of the County of Dinwiddie of the one part and William Jones of the County of Amelia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and sixty one pounds ten shillings . . . doth hereby acknowledge have granted bargained and sold a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the fork of Waqua Creek & Possum Quarter in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation seven hundred and twenty three acres . . . and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at a black oak Kings corner thence South fifty five degrees West two hundred and fifty four poles to his upper corner b. oak thence South thirty degrees West fifty six poles to Judds corner a post oak thence South three degrees West seventy four poles to Judds corner hicory thence South seventy three degrees East twenty three poles to a corner white oak thence South twelve degrees East one hundred and thirty five poles to a corner white oak on Possum Quarter thence up Possum Quarter as it meanders to a corner thence South forty seven degrees West one hundred and six poles to a Lanores corner thence South nineteen degrees to the West two hundred and fifty two poles to a corner upon Waqua thence down Waqua according to its meanders to the mouth of Possum Quarter thence up Possum Quarter as it meanders to a corner white oak thence North twenty one degrees East two hundred and six poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Jno. Jones. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by John Jones a party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 104.

This Indenture made this 27th Day of June 1791 BETWEEN John Jones and Martha his wife of the County of Dinwiddie of the one part and John Judd of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and absolutely confirm unto the said John Judd . . . a certain tract or parcel of land in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation ninety four acres . . . BEGINNING at Joshua Hightowers corner pine thence along the said Judds line Dunkley's and Jones's lines to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Jno. Jones and Martha Jones and witnessed by Joseph Lyell, Gardner Scoging (his mark), Joshua Hightower, Joseph Haselwood, and Lucy Johnston (her mark). Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by John Jones Jr. party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 105.

This Indenture made this 25th Day of October 1790 BETWEEN Thomas Claiborne of the County of Brunswick of the one part & John Camp of the County of Greensville of the other part whereas the said Thomas Claiborne stands justly indebted to the said John Camp in the sum of three hundred & fifty pounds . . . and being willing and desirous to secure the payment thereof to the said John Camp hath covenanted to mortgage that tract of land whereon Jason Hand now lives containing six hundred and eighty four acres . . . and bounded by the lines of Joseph Mason Cary James & others . . . for and in consideration of the premises as the further sum of five shillings . . . doth grant bargain and sell unto the said John Camp the above land and premises . . . provided nevertheless and this indenture is upon this condition that if the said Thomas Claibourn do and shall well and truly pay unto the said John Camp . . . the said sum of three hundred & fifty pounds with lawful interest thereon from the 25th day of Decr. one thousand seven hundred and ninety three and all costs and charges of drawing and recording this indenture then this indenture and every thing therein contained shall cease determine be utterly void and of none affect . . . Signed by Thos. Claiborne and witnessed by Wm. Edwd. Brodnax, Abner Hill, and G. Woodlief. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Indenture of Mortgage was proved by the oaths of William E. Brodnax Abner Hill & George Woodlief the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 107.

This Indenture made this Day of February 1784 BETWEEN Benjamin Mosely & Jane his wife of Brunswick County in the State of Virginia and Daniel Huff of the County and State of Virginia aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred & five pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell alien & enfeoff release and confirm unto the said Daniel Huff . . . all that seat tract or parcel of land lying & being in Brunswick County aforesaid and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at William Hamiltons corner red oak on the West side of the Lizard Creek thence along a line of marked trees North ward to a corner shrubed white oak from thence along the said line to a forked poplar on the Lizard Creek thence up the said creek to a small white oak corner tree on the same thence along a line of marked trees to a corner hicory thence North eighteen degrees East along a line of marked trees to a corner maple in a bransh [sic] thence North seventy degrees East to a corner shrubed white oak thence South twenty degrees East to a corner red oake thence South west to a corner tree of William Moseley deceased from thence along the line of the said William Moseley deceased to the Little Creek from thence down the Little Creek to the Main Lizard Creek from thence down the sd. Lizard Creek to William Hamilton's line and from thence up the said line to the BEGINNING containing by estimation two hundred & sixty acres . . . Signed by Benjamin Moseley (his mark) and Jane Moseley (her mark) and witnessed by Edmund Webb, Isaac Moseley, and Dan Holloway. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. Edward Webb and Isaac Mosely being sworn deposeth & saith that they saw Dan Holloway deceased subscribed his name as a witness to this Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Benjamin Moseley and Jane his wife of the one part to Daniel Huff of the other part (at the time they subscribed theirs) and the same having been proven on the 28th Day of June 1784 by the oaths of the said Edmund Webb & Isaac Moseley witnesses thereto is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 108.

This Indenture made this 21st Day of October 1790 BETWEEN Freeman Jordan of the County of Brunswick of the one part & Randall Rhodes of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty four pounds ten shillings . . . hath bargained sold and confirmed and said Freeman Jordan for himself and his wife Anne . . . doth by these presents grant bargain sell & confirm unto the said Randall Rhodes . . . one tract of land containing one hundred & seventy eight acres . . . situate lying and being the County of Brunswick in the Parish of Saint Andrews on the South side of Little Cedar Creek and bounded as follows BEGINNING at Thomas Harriss corner white oak on the creek thence along his line North seventy four degrees West twelve poles to his corner white oak on Middle Cedar Creek thence up the sd. creak [sic] to the mouth of a branch just above a large rock thence up the said branch to Henry Maclins corner poplar on the same thence along his line North eighty degrees East one hundred and ninety poles to his corner hicory on Little Cedar Creak [sic] thence down the sd. creak [sic] as it meanders to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Freeman Jordan and Ann Jordan (her mark) and witnessed by Jesse Turner, Arthur Smith, John Brown, and William Barrow (his mark). Recd. of Randall Rhodes full satisfaction of the within contents upon which I give up peaceable possession in December one thousand seven hundred and ninety one of the within mentioned lands to the said Randall Rhodes as witness our hands this 21st Day of October 1790. Signed by Freeman Jordan and Ann Jordan (her mark) and witnessed by Jesse Turner, Arthur Smith, John Brown, and William Barrow (his mark). Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Freeman Jordan and Ann his wife of the one part to Randolph Rhodes of the other part was acknowledged by the said Freeman to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 110.

THE COMMONWEALTH of Virginia To Chrs. Haskins & John Haskins Gentl. Greeting whereas Freeman Jordan & Ann his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain & Sale bearing date the 20th Day of October 1790 have sold unto Randolph Rhodes of the County aforesaid the fee simple estate of one hundred and seventy eight acres of land with the appurtenances lying & being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Ann Jordan 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 Ann shall be willing to make before you of the said conveyance . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Ann and receive her acknowledgment of the same & examine her privately and apart from the said Freeman Jordan her husband . . . the 1st Day of July in the fifteenth year of our foundation. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Ann Jordan the wife of the within named Freeman Jordan . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the said Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands & seals this 16th Day of July 1791. Signed by Christopher Haskins and Jno. Haskins. Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Ann Jordan the wife of Freeman Jordan to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale to Randolph Rhodes was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 112.

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 23rd Day of June 1790 BETWEEN Jehue Peebles of the one part and Jenny Peebles & her three sons of the other . . . for the natural love and affection which he beareth unto the said Jenny Peebles & her three sons hath lend and by these presents doth lend unto the said Janny Peebles widder [sic] & rellox [sic] of Brittain Peebles decd. for her natural life or widowhood the three following Negroes to wit Nan Nell & Lucy with their future increase . . . at her death or marriage I then give and bequeath the said Negroes & their increass [sic] to her sd. three sons say Frederick Allin & Dudley Peebles to be divided between them as she may think proper & and if she should die without Will in that case its my will & desire they should be equally divided between the three boys . . . Signed by Jehue Peebles (his mark) and witnessed by Wm. Edwd. Brodnax, Henry Robinson, and Henry Crittenden. Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. This Indenture of Deed & Gift was proved by the oaths of Henry Robinson & Henry Crittenden two of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 27th Day of June last by the oath of William Edwd. Brodnax also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 114.

This Indenture made this 5th Day of March 1789 BETWEEN Robert Mabry & Rebecca his wife John Mason William Mason William Harrison & Benjamin Jones Executors &c 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 26th Day of October 1784 BETWEEN Shade Alley of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part & James Williamson of the County of Northampton and State of North Carolina of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release & confirm unto the said James Williamson . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia containing four hundred & forty five acres & bounded as follows BEGINNING on an ash on Beningfield Creek thence along James Brewers line to a corner hicory thence along John Persons line to a corner pine in William Persons line thence along Isaac Ledbetters line to a corner pine thence along the sd. line to a white oak in John Fletchers line thence along Fletcher line to Beningfield Creek to a willow thence down the creek to a pine thence up a branch to a persimmon tree then along a line of marked trees to a white oak in Miles Alleys line thence along a line [of] marked trees to Beningfield Creek thence down the said creek to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Shade Alley and witnessed by Ben. Easley, Wm. Jones, Ben. Williamson, and Nathl. Ray (his mark). Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oaths of Nathaniel Ray one of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 25th day of July 1785 by the oaths of Benjamin Williamson and William Jones also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 118.

This Indenture made this 16th Day of October 1790 BETWEEN Benjamin Bridgforth of the County of Notoway [sic] of the one part and John Bridgforth of Brunswick County of the other part . . . for the fatherly love and affection which he beareth unto his son John and for his advancement in life and for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . hath given granted bargained & sold unto the said John Bridgforth one certain tract or parcel of land lying & being [in] the County of Brunswick on Notoway [sic] River & bounded as follows to wit BEGINNING at a secamore at the mouth of the Licking Branch in James Tarpleys line thence along Tarpleys line to a red oak thence along the said Tarpleys line to an ash in the said Licking Branch thence up the branch to Haskins line thence along Haskins line to Thomas Manson's line thence along his line to John Mansons line thence along John Mansons line to a sugar tree on Notoway River thence down the said river to the BEGINNING containing four hundred and fifty acres . . . also three Negroes Ellick, Rachel, & Edmund . . . Signed by Benja. Bridgforth and witnessed by George Trotter, Thomas Manson, James Quarles, Hinchia Gilliam and Chr. Haskins. Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oaths of Thomas Manson one of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 25th Day of October 1790 by the oaths of Hinchia Gilliam and Christopher Haskins also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 119.

This Indenture made this 17th Day of December 1790 BETWEEN John McKenny Junr. of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Edwd. Birchett of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eighty three pounds eighteen shillings and seven pence . . . to which I the said John McKenny am just indebted to the said Edward Birchett and honestly desireth to secure and pay the same . . . by these presents do confirm to the sd. Edward Birchett . . . two Negroes Vizt. Charlotte & Will one sorrell mare one feather bed and furniture . . . upon trust nevertheless that the sd. Edwd. Birchett . . . shall after the twenty fifth Day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety one or as soon as the sd. Edwd. Birchett . . . shall think proper or the sd. John McKenny shall request which ever of these two circumstances doth happen sell for the best price than can be got after ten days publick notice all the above named Chattles and out of the money arising from such sale discharge satisfy and pay to the sd. Edwd. Birchett the above sum with lawful interest thereon . . . Signed by John McKenny and witnessed by Theo. Fields and W. Walker. Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. This Deed of Trust was proved by the oaths of Theophilus Field & William Walker the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 121.

This Indenture made the 25th Day of October 1790 BETWEEN John Williams & Mary his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Elisha Clark of the same County of the other part . . . for & in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Elisha Clark . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the said County of Brunswick on Jones Williams line the ordinary near the Courthouse containing two acres . . . Signed by John Williams and Mary Williams. Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by John Williams one of the parties to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 122.

This Indenture made this 23rd Day of March [or May] 1769 BETWEEN Frederick Rieves and Mary Magdeleene his wife and Burwell Rieves and Amy his wife of the County of Pittsilvania [sic] of the one part & George Steagall Junr. of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds . . . do grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said George Steagall Junr. . . . one certain tract or parcel [of] land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing three hundred and thirty acres . . . bounded on Briery Creek and the lines of David Merideth John Threadgills Colliers Bottom Steagall and George Steagall Junr. and from thence to the BEGINNING it being all that tract or parsil [sic] of land which the said Fredrick Reaves bought of John Marckel . . . Signed by Fredk. Rives [only signature shown] and witnessed by John Jones, Joseph Blanks (his mark), and Aaron Steagall (his mark). Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. John Jones one of the witnesses to this deed being sworn deposed and said that he saw Aaron Steagall make his mark as a witness to this deed and that he wrote the words Aaron Steagall his mark at the request of the said Aaron and the same having been proved on the 24th Day of April 1769 by the oaths of the said John Jones and Joseph Blanks also witnesses the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 123.

KNOW all men by these presents that I Robert Brister of Brunswick County have bargained sold . . . unto William Thomas Pennington . . . household [ --- ] furniture consisting of three beds two chests [ ] bottles and many other articles . . . for what the said Brister is owing . . . by Bond and which the said Pennington is bound . . . for the said Brister and whom the said debts [--- ] the above articles are released from being the property of the said Pennington & that the same may be [--- ] out further expense I the said Brister do entitle the said Pennington to make sale of the same or as much thereof as will discharge the above . . . this the 21st Day of December 1790. Signed by Robert Brister (his mark) and witnessed by Joseph Baugh and Alexabeth McKanny (her mark). Brunswick County Court July 25th 1790. This Bill of Sale was proved by the oath of Joseph Baugh a witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 125.

This Indenture made this 26th Day of April 1791 BETWEEN Edmund Webb of the County of Brunswick & Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and James Frame of said County & Commonwealth of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred & fifty pounds . . . which the said Edmund Webb owes and is justly indebted for to John Drummond of the County of Dinwiddie & said Commonwealth surviving partner of Allan Love & Company late of Brunswick County and said Commonwealth and which he the said Edmund Webb honestly and earnestly wishes and desires to secure satisfy & pay . . . 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 four hundred acres . . . and bounded by the lands of John White, Burrell Barker, Herbert Haynes & Nathan Mosely likewise twelve Negroes Vizt. Cato Peter Joshua Stephen Charles Henry Mima Sinia Sall & Matt & Letty and Tom . . . upon trust nevertheless that the said James Frame . . . shall and will after the tenth day of October one thousand seven hundred ninety two when he the said James Frame shall think proper or the said Edmund Webb shall require . . . which ever of these events may first happen sell after giving tens days previous publick notice . . . the said lands and Negroes and out of the money arising paid by the sales of the said land and Negroes so to be sold pay or cause to be paid to the said John Drummond as aforesaid . . . the said just and full sum of two hundred & fifty pounds . . . with lawful interest thereon . . . Signed by Edmund Webb and witnessed by Drury B. Stith, James Smith and James Owen. Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was acknowledged by Edmund Webb party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 126.

I do hereby for myself & my heirs release and forever quit claim unto all right title & interest which I ever had in the lands & slaves convey'd to me by Col. John Jones by deed of mortgage recorded in the Worshipful Court of Brunswick County in consideration of his having fittled [settled] his debt to me by Bond some years ago and which Bonds are nearly discharged Witness my hand & seal this twenty third day of April 1791. Signed by D. Fisher and witnessed by David Mason, Dan. Call, Steling [sic] Edmunds. Brunswick County Court July 25th 1791. This release was proved by the oaths of Sterling Edmunds David Robertson & Daniel Call three of the witnesses thereto which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 128.

This Indenture made the 23rd Day of November 1790 BETWEEN Thomas Bracy of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Sack Bracey of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventeen pounds ten shillings . . . doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Sack Bracey . . . one tract or parcel of land containing three hundred acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick County BEGINNING on a black jack on the road that called Eatons Road thence a straight loin [sic] to branch thence down the said branch to creack [sic] thence up the said creek to the crosing [sic] place below the spring thence from their [sic] to the old road thence up the oald [sic] road to where my loine [line] crosses thence East to the head of the creek thence up to Mr. Sowards loine thence along the loine to Mr. Steeds loine thence a gong to Mr. Mathis loine thence along the said loine not quit to the curch [sic] road thence a straight loine to my loine a joining of Mr. Troah [Froah, Sroah, Lroah (?)] loine thence to Mr. Mize loine along the loin to the BEGINNING on Eatons Road . . . Signed by Thomas Bracey and witnessed by Charles Floyd, Samuel Bracey, and Rebeccah Hicks (her mark). Brunswick County Court August 22nd 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved according to law by the oaths of Charles Floyd & Samuel Bracey two of the witnesses thereto and the same having been proved on the 27th Day of June 1791 by the oaths of Rebeca Hicks also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 128.

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 30th Day of September 1788 BETWEEN Samuel Dameron of the County of Brunswick of the one part & John Latimore of the said County of the other part . . . that the said Samuel Dameron & Sarah his wife for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . doth bargain sell alien & confirm unto the said John Latimore . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the said County on the North side Hicory Run containing one hundred & three acres by estimation and bounded as followeth (to wit) by David Ropers Joel Biggs and the land of Embrours with the appurtenances thereunto belonging . . . Signed by Saml. Dameron and Sarah Dameron, and witnessed by Jos. Lyell, William Latimer, and Robert Latimer. Brunswick County Court August 22nd 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Joseph Lyell a witness thereto and having been proved on the 27th Day of October 1788 by the oaths of Wm. and Robert Latimer also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 131.

The Commonwealth of Virginia To Andw. Meade Jno. Haskins & Chrs. Haskins Wm. Walker Gentlemen Greeting whereas Samuel Dameron and Sarah his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 30th Day of September 1788 have sold and conveyed unto John Latimore the fee simple estate of one hundred & three acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the said County of Brunswick and whereas the said Sarah 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 acknowledgement which the said Sarah shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance . . . and we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Sarah and receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately and apart from the sd. Samuel her husband . . . this 14th Day of November 1788. By Virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Sarah the wife of the within named Samuel Dameron . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 14th Day of November 1788. Signed by John Haskins and Chs. Haskins. Brunswick County Court August 22nd 1791. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment & privy examination of Sarah Dameron to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Samuel Dameron & Sarah his wife to John Latimore was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 133.

The Commonwealth of Virginia To James Fletcher & Daniel Huff Gentlemen whereas Isaac Mosely and Selah his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 2nd Day of June 1791 have sold unto John Hicks Bass of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of [seven] acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Selah 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 acknowledgement which the said Selah shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance . . . and we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Selah and receive her acknowledge [sic] of the same & examine her privately & apart from the said Isaac Mosely her husband . . . the 3rd Day of September 1791. By Virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Selah Moseley the wife of the within named Isaac Moselely . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands & seals this 3rd Day of September 1791. Signed by James Fletcher and Daniel Huff. Brunswick County Court September 26th 1791. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment & privy examination of Selah Mosely to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Isaac Mosely & Selah his wife to John H. Bass was returned and together with a certificate of the execution thereof ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 134.

This Indenture [ ------ ] 1790 William Quarles of the County of [ ---- ] and [---- ] Holloway of [ --- ] two Negroes [ ---- ] Betty [---- ] . . . Signed by William Quarles and witnessed by Vines Mathis and Chs. Haskins. Brunswick County Court September 26th 1791. This Bill of Sale was proved by the oath of Vines Mathis a witness thereto and having been proved on the 22nd Day of Ma[ -- ] 1790 by the oath of Christopher Haskins also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 135.

This Indenture made this 12th Day of August 1791 BETWEEN Thomas Clary of Brunswick County of the one part and Thomas Poythress of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty seven pounds . . . doth bargain sale and confirm unto the said Thomas Poythriss . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing eighty five acres . . . lying and being in the County aforesaid and is bounded as follows to wit BEGINNING at Wesson corner white oak on Rattle Snake Creek the white oak being down have made a corner of a hicory thence by his line to a corner hicory thence by George Hearnes line West to a corner red oak on John Sewards line thence by the said Sewards line to a corner sweet gum on the [ --- ] creek as aforesaid thence by the meanders of the creek to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Thos. Clary (his mark) and Seally Clary (her mark). Brunswick County Court September 26th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Thos. Clary party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 135.

This Indenture made this 15th Day of August 1791 BETWEEN John Rose 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 pounds . . . do grant bargain & sell alien assign release enfeof and confirm fully and absolutely unto the said Winfield Mason . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the North side of Roses Creek containing by estimation fifty six acres . . . and bounded as follows BEGINNING at the old road that leads from the old courthouse to Penningtons Ford where is crosses Roses Creek thence up Roses Creek as it meanders to Ravenscrafts old line where it crosses the creek thence along Ravenscraft line to the BEGINNING at Roses Creek where the old road crosses this land was granted to John Rose decd. by Patent bearing date one thousand seven hundred & seventy and by him given to his son John Rose and by John Rose conveyed to Winfield Mason by this Indenture reference being had . . . Signed by John Rose. Brunswick County Court September 26th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by John Rose party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 136.

KNOW all men by these presents that we Thomas Claiborne Jones Williams & Clement Green are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of two hundred and sixty pounds . . . to the payment whereof we bind ourselves . . . this 26th Day of September 1791. The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above named Thomas Claiborne for the sum of twenty six pounds per year to be paid by the County of Brunswick hath undertaken to build a high bridge over Meherrin River at a place called Gholsons and to keep the same in good repair for and during the term of ten years . . . now if the said Thomas Claiborne shall comply with his said undertaking as above mentioned then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force power & virtue . . . Signed by Thos. Claiborne, Jones Williams, and Clement Green. Brunswick County Court September 26th 1791. This Bond was acknowledged by the parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 137.

This Indenture made the 24th Day of December 1790 BETWEEN James Vaughan & Anne his wife of the County of Granville North Carolina of the one part and Sterling Peebles of Brunswick County Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds . . . doth give grant bargain sell enfeoff & confirm unto the aforesaid Peebles . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the aforesaid County of Brunswick and abounding and abuting as follows that is to say BEGINNING on the Redy Creek at a corner black gum and thence along a line of marked trees between sd. land & sd. Peebles other land to a corner hicory thence along sd. Peebles old line to a corner oak thence along sd. line down a branch to a corner maple thence to a corn [sic] pines in Bass & Rideout Mill Pond thence up the said pond to the BEGINNING & the same containing one hundred and twelve acres . . . Signed by James Vaughan and Anne Vaughan and witnessed by [--------]. 27th Day February 17[--] [ -------- ]. Signed by James Vaughan and Anne Vaughan and witnessed by Thomas Jones, William Yeargun (his mark) and Benja. Bass (his mark). Brunswick County Court September 26th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oath of William Yeargan a witness thereto and having been proved on the 23rd Day of May 1791 by the oaths of Thomas Jones and Benjamin Bass also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 138.

This Indenture made this 22nd Day of September 1791 BETWEEN Olive Fort of the County of Southampton of the one part and Geper Brassell of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy nine pounds four shillings . . . to her in hand paid by the said Jessee Brassell . . . doth by these presents bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said Jessee Brassell . . . one certain tract or parcel of land . . . lying and being in the County aforesaid and containing two hundred & eighty eight acres . . . and bounded as followeth vizt. BEGINNING at a white oak which is down in John Pritchetts line thence South eighty one degrees East three hundred & ten poles to a maple on the Bull Branch thence South six degrees East twenty eight poles to a white oak thence South ten degrees East one hundred and eight poles to a red oak thence South eighty degrees West one hundred twenty three poles to a red oak a corner on [ ] line thence North sixty two degrees West three hundred & one poles to several trees chopt as a corner in Joseph Willis's line thence along the said Willis's line eighty four poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Olive Fort and witnessed by Jno. L. Wilkins, Wm. W. Wilkins, and J. Wilkins. Brunswick County Court September 26th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 140.

This indenture made on this twenty eighth day of June 1773. BETWEEN Mr. John Clack of the county of Brunswick and St. Andrews Parish of the one part and Allan Love of the said County at the signed Parish of Meherin of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . twelve pounds current money of Virginia [ -- ] he the said John Clack is justly indebted to the said Allan Love and honestly desires to secure and [-- ] to him and for and in consideration of the father of consideration the sum of [five] shillings like money . . . doth grant bargain sell & [-- ] to the said Allan Love . . . all that tract of parsel of land lying in the said County & parish of Meherin and on the south side [ -- ] containing by estimation two hundred acres & bounded as follows vizt. BEGINNING on the south side of the pole Cat Bridge branch & running up to the head of the said branch and thence from a Turkey oak at the said branch head running [-- ] to the cart path and out of the said cart path as the line goes to the back line . . . Upon trust nevertheless that said Allan Love . . . shall after the [---] day of [---] in the year of Christ one thousand seven hundred & [--] as soon as the said Allan Love . . . shall think proper or the said John Clack shall request whichever of these two circumstances shall first happen sell for the best price that can be gotten after giving ten days public notice of said land & premises and out of the money arising from such sale discharge pay & satisfied to the full amount the above mentioned sum of one hundred pounds with lawful interest from the [---] day of [---] one thousand seven hundred & . . . witness signed by John Clack, Hugh Love, John Wardrop, Minus Moseley, [Isaac]. Brunswick County Court September 26, 1791. [ ] deposed . . . they believe that the said John Clack signed his name and the same having been proved on the 27th day of November 1773 by the oath of John Wardrop & Hugh Love two of the witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 141.

John Jones and Richard Clack deposes that they are well acquainted with the handwriting of [ ] [ ] and they believe that the said John Clack signed his name to this indenture & the same having been proved on the twenty second day of November 1773 by the oath of John Wardrop & Hugh Love two of the witnesses thereto the same as ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 142.

This indenture made the twenty-fourth day of May 1791 BETWEEN Buckner Stith Sr. of Brunswick County of the one part & Thomas Stith Sr. of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixteen pounds, fourteen shillings & five pence . . . doth give, grant, bargain & sell, allign & confirm unto the said Thomas Stith . . . a certain or parcel of land containing one hundred & fifty acres . . . situate in the said county on the N. side of Couches Run & on both sides of the Parsons Road & bounded as follows BEGINNING at the said Buckner Stith's & John Abernathy's corner shrub oak near the Parson's Road, thence along the said Abernathy's line South sixty degrees, East one hundred & forty four poles to a red oak on Couches Run aforesaid, thence up the said Run as it meanders to Andrews corner pine, thence along his line South twenty degrees, West sixty-four poles to a pine, South forty degrees, West eighty poles to Scarbroughs corner pine, thence along his line South seventy-two degrees, West forty-six poles to Proctor's corner white oak on a branch, thence along Proctor's line North ten degrees, East two hundred & thirty-four poles to his and the said Buckner Stith's corner pine, thence along the said Buckner Stith's line North forty-one degrees, East sixty poles to the beginning . . . signed by Buckner Stith Sr. and witnessed by Richard Stith, Griffin Stith and Jno. Stith. Brunswick County Court September 26, 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved according to law by the oaths of the witnesses thereto in order to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 142.

This indenture made this 27th day June 1791 BETWEEN James Fisher Gorden acting executor of the estate of Elizabeth Gordan decd. of Brunswick County of the one part & John Buckley of the County of Greensville of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds . . . do grant, bargain, sell, align, release infeoff and confirm unto the said John Buckley . . . one certain tract piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation two hundred & ten acres . . . and bounded by the lands of Robert Spencer, James Vaughan, James & William Maclin and John Baptist Goldsberry . . . signed by James Fisher Gordens, witnessed by William Rideout, John Buckley and John Pelham. Brunswick County Court, October 24th, 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale from James Fisher Gordon to John Buckley was proved by the oaths of William Rideout, John Buckley and John Pelham the witnesses thereto in order to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 143.

This indenture made the 14th of March 1788 BETWEEN John Edwards of Brunswick County and Robert Gee of the same County . . . for and in consideration of the full and just sum of fifty pounds . . . doth bargain, sell, aline, release & confirm unto the said Robert Gee . . . one certain tract of land or parcel of land containing ninety- two acres lying and being in the parish of St. Andrews & County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth to wit BEGINNING at a corner hicory in John Edwards Senr. line on Dukes Creek thence alonge Charles Edwards line to a corner pine in Mathew Edwards line thence along his line to James Raney corner pine thence down Dukes Creek to the beginning Hicory corner . . . and signed by John Edwards and Ruth Edwards by her mark, witnessed by Samuel Harwell Senr, Prolley Harwell, Buckner Harwell, Samuel Harwell Jr. Brunswick County Court October 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by John Edwards & Ruth his wife parties thereto to be there act and deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgement the said Ruth being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 145.

Brunswick County Court October 24th 1791. Sarah Owen wife of Robert Owen this day acknowledged an Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Robert Owen to Herbert Harwell. She being first privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 147.

This indenture made this 10th day of December 1781 BETWEEN Henry Maclin of the County of Brunswick of the one part and James Thomas of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds . . . to him paid by Robert Morriss of Dinwoody County . . . doth grant, bargain and sell alien release and confirm to the said James Thomas . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid on both sides of Little Creek containing by estimation one hundred acres . . . and bounded by the lines of Charles Avery, John Haymour, William Haymour, Clement Lanier John Fisson, Thomas Taylor, Mathew Williams, Joseph Taylor & Aaron Hudgin . . . signed by Henry Maclin and witnessed by Wm. Walker, Wm. Penn, John Hamore (by his mark), John Bailey and Ambrose Hampton. MEMD. that on the 3rd day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty Henry Maclin did deliver unto the within named James Thomas possession & [seizin] of the land and premises withinmention to hold to the said James Thomas his heirs and assigns forever according to the true intent and meaning of the within deed. Signed by Henry Maclin and witnessed by Wm. Walker. Brunswick County Court October 24th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale and Memorandum endorsed was acknowledged by Henry Maclin party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 147.

KNOW all men by these presents that Jane Ledbeter of Brunswick County in the State of Virginia have bargain & sold unto Robert Crow of the County of Northampton in the state of North Carolina two negroes known by the name of Roger and Mary the consideration of the sum of ten pounds . . . to me in hand paid the receipt whereof I Joane Ledbeter do hereby acknowledge . . . this 4th of May 1791 . . . signed by Jane Ledbeter by her mark witnessed by Owen Myrick, Alexr. Warwick, and Beverley Randle. Brunswick County Court October 24th 1791. This bill of sale was proved by the oath of Alexander Warwick and Beverley Randle two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 149.

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.

This Indenture made this 22nd day of August 1781 BETWEEN James Read of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and Henry Hartwell Marable of the County and State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto him the said Henry Hartwell Marable . . . one tract or parcel of land in Brunswick County and State of Virginia containing one hundred and forty-four acres . . . and bounded as followeth BEGINNING in the County line on a Turkey oak thence along a line of marked trees to the great branch thence across the said branch and along a line of markt trees to a corner near Mrs. Washington's plantation thence a line of markt trees to a corner hicory thence along a line of markt trees to the great branch thence down the great branch to the mouth of a spring branch thence up the branch to the fork then up the east prong to the head thence to County line thence along the County line to first station . . . signed by James Read (by his mark) witnessed by James Williamson, Christopher Williams, George Johnson, Wm. Peterson [possibly Paterson], Anderson Raney?, Avary Parham, John Gold, Hermon Read. Brunswick County Court October 24th 1791. This Indentured Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Hermon Read a witness thereto and having been proved on the 27th day of August 1781 by the oath of James Williamson and John Gold also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 151.

A deed of gift. KNOW all men by these presence that I Beverley Brown of the County of Brunswick for the consideration of the natural love and affection I have and now bear unto my four children do give the following negroes in the following manner that is to say to my son William Brown I give my negro wench known by the name of Anneky . . . also I give to my daughter Sarah Lanier Brown my negro wench Letty only reserving & giving to my son Batte the first child the said Letty shall bear . . . also I give to my daughter Frances Parham Brown my negro boy Joe the son of Lettey . . . which said negroes, I the said Beverley Brown do warrant the title of unto the above mentioned children mainly William Brown, Sarah Lanier Brown, Batte Brown & Frances Parham Brown . . . as witness my hand and seal this 24th day of July one thousand seven hundred & eighty-three . . . signed by Beverley Brown and witnessed by William Batte and Sarah Brown by her mark, Brunswick County Court October 24th 1791. This deed of gift from Beverley Brown to Wm. Brown and others was proved by the oaths of Sarah Brown a witness thereto and having been proved on the 26th day of January 1784 by the oath of William Batte also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 153.

This Indenture made this 20th day of April 1790 BETWEEN Benjamin Edwards of the State of North Carolina and County of Northampton and Priscilla his wife of the one part and John Sims of the State of Virginia and County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty shillings . . . do grant bargain and sell unto the said John Sims . . . all that certain tract piece or parcel of land situate lying and being on the South side of Meherrin River in the aforesaid County of Brunswick containing seventy-five acres . . . and is bounded by the lines of William Mason and the aforesaid John Sims & Bartlet Sims . . . Signed by Benjamin Edwards and Priscilla Edwards witnessed by Allen Jones, Jno. Rives, Wm. Mason and John Hattaway [possibly Hallaway] Brunswick County Court October 24th, 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oaths of Wm. Mason a witness thereto and having been proved on the 24th day of May 1790 by the oaths of John Hattaway, and John Rides also witnesses thereto, the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 154.

COMMONWEALTH of Virginia to John Rives & Allan Jones, [Gent Greeting] whereas Benjamin Edwards and Priscilla his wife by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 20th day of April 1790 have sold and conveyed unto John Sims the fee simple estate of seventy-five acres of land . . . lying and being in the parish of Meherrin and County of Brunswick and whereas the said Priscilla cannot conveniently travel to our court . . . to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two of you power to receive the acknowledgement, which the said Priscilla shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid . . . and we do command you that you do personally go to the said Priscilla and receive her acknowledgement of the same and examine her privily and apart from the said Benjamin her husband . . . the 27th day of April 1790. By virtue of the within writ we personally went to the within named Priscilla with wife of the within named Benjamin Edwards & examined her privately and apart from her said husband & before she acknowledged the Indenture hereunto annexed to be her act indeed & declared she did the same without the persuasion or threats of her said husband . . . under our hands and seals this 29th day of May 1790 signed by Jno Rives and Allen Jones. Brunswick County Court October 24th 1791. This commission for taking the acknowledgement and privy examination of Priscilla Edwards wife of Benjamin Edwards to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale to John Sims was returned together with the certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 155.

This Indenture made this 28th day of November 1791 BETWEEN Robert Morriss of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Wilson More of the same and the Parish of St. Andrews . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell and release and confirm unto the said Willson Moore . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick adjoining the lands of Ishmael Dunn, John Eloite, Aaron Hudgin, John Hamon [Harris] and Robert Morriss one hundred acres . . . signed by Robert Morriss. Brunswick County Court November 28, 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Robt. Morriss party thereto to be his act and deed in order to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 157.

This Indenture made this 30th day of November 1790 BETWEEN William Fogg and Mary his wife of the County of Greensville of the one part and Robert Brooks Rose of the other part of the County of Brunswick . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . doth for themselves and their heirs grant bargain, sell, alien release and confirm unto the said Robert Brooks Rose . . . a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and five acres by estimation be it the same more or less lying and being in the County of Brunswick bounded by the lands of said Robert Brooks Rose, Edward Trabes, decd., Iverson Ryland, and George Browder . . . signed by William Fogg (by his mark) and Mary Fogg (by her mark) and witnessed by Jas. Frame, G. Woodlief, as to Wm. Fogg and Jas. Harwell. Brunswick County Court November 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of James Harwell a witness thereto and having been proved on the 27th day of June last past by the oath of James Frame and George Woodlief also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 158.

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 20th day of March 1778 BETWEEN Charles Twinbull [Turnbull] of the County of Dinwoody & William Robertson of the County of Prince George of the one part and William Warwick of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred and sixty-six pounds . . . paid to the said Charles Twinbull [Turnbull] & William Robertson . . . do bargain, sell & confirm unto the said Wm. Warwick . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the waters of Jannetto [Jannotto] Creek adjoining the lands of Hezeiiah Thrower, William Beattie decd. Theophilus Field, Thomas Bracy, John Austin Finnie & others being the lands which were granted by several patents to Archibald Robertson decd. and purchased by the said Charles Twinbull [Turnbull] of John Maclin decd. and is bounded as is perticularly acprefsed in the said patents and deed as well as will fully appear reference being thereto had containing in all seventeen hundred and thirty-two acres . . . signed by Chas. Twinbull [Turnbull] and William Robertson and witnessed by Robert Twinbull [Turnbull], Ishmael Harwell, Henry Brodnax, Signal Abernathy and Wm. Withers. Brunswick County Court November 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of William Withers a witness thereto and having been proved on the twenty-eighth day of September 1778 by the oaths of Robert Twinbull [Turnbull] and Signal Abernathy also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 162.

This Indenture made this 20th day of January 1788 BETWEEN James Hauze of Lancaster County in the State of South Carolina of the one part, Daniel Jones and Isaac Houze of Franklin County in the State of North Carolina of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . doth bargain, sell, alin, enfeof and confirm unto the said Daniel Jones & Isaac Houze . . . a certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and forty-eight acres . . . lying on Stony Hill Run in Brunswick County in the State of Virginia bounded as follows BEGINNING at Simmon line thence along said line to Wm. Houze line thence along the said to Edwd. Avery line thence along the said line to Tilman Avery thence along the said line to Charles King thence along the said line to John Birdsongs thence along the said to Isem Houze thence along the said line to Thomas Lunday thence along the said line to BEGINNING . . . signed by James Houze and witnessed by William Houze, Bird Lanier (by his mark) and William D. Houze. Brunswick County Court November 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of William Houze & Bird Lanier witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 24th day of October last past by the oath of William D. Houze also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 164.

This Indenture made and entered into this 29th day of August 1791 BETWEEN Jacob Edwards and Ann his wife on the one part and Claiborne Lester on the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty-five pounds . . . hath granted sold, aliened, released and confirmed unto the said Claiborne Lester . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation ninety-two acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows BEGINNING at John Slates corner at the mouth of the drinking hole branch thence along Slate's line to Charles Edwardses thence along Charles Edwardses line to Charles Athens line, thence along that line to James Blicks line thence along that line to Jesse Edwards's line on the drinking hole branch, thence along that line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Jacob Edwards and Ann Edwards and witnessed by Benja. Blick, Jos. Percival and John Edwards. Brunswick County Court November 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Jacob Edwards party thereto to be his act and deed in order to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 165.

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 26th day of August 1791 BETWEEN Bartholomew Dameron of the county of Brunswick of the one part and William Elmore of the same county of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . doth give grant bargain and sell unto the said William Elmore . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation one hundred and thirty eight acres . . . lying and being in the county of Brunswick on Wildcat Creek and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at Wm. Lindseys corner maple on the said creek thence by his line North thirty-four degrees West one hundred and four poles to his corner white oak, thence South sixty-two degrees West one hundred and twenty-four poles to his corner shrub white oak thence off West eighty poles to shrub white oak thence North five degrees East one hundred and six poles to a white oak thence North eighty-one degrees East one hundred poles to a red oak thence South seventy-seven degrees East fifty-four poles to Michouxs corner poplar on a branch thence down the said branch as it meanders to Matthews line thence by his line South thirty degrees East ten pole to Wildcat Creek thence up the meanders of the said creek to the BEGINNING it being a tract of land granted to Willoby Broughton by patton bearing date the 20th day of July 1768 . . . signed by Batt Dameron and witnessed by Vines Mathis, Charles Mathis and Chs. Haskins. Memorandum livery and sizon is hereby acknowledged to be made witnessed Vines Mathis, Chas. Mathis and Chs. Haskins signed by Batt Dameron 26th August 1791 then received of William Elmore fifty pounds current money of Virginia in full satisfaction for the within land signed by Batt Dameron and witnessed by Vines Mathis, Charles Mathis and Chs. Haskins. Brunswick County Court November 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale & memorandum & receipt endorsed was acknowledged by Batt Dameron party thereto to be his act and deed in order to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 168.

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 the 4th day of May 1791 BETWEEN Sterling Clack Thornton and Mary his wife of the county of Brunswick of the one part and Richard Jones of West Creek in the county of Amelia of the other part . . . that whereas the said Sterling Clack Thornton and Mary his wife by the names of Sterling Clack Thornton and Mary Jones by their certain marriage contract in writing bearing date the thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven did bargain sell assign and makeover unto the said Richard Jones . . . certain slaves and personal estate in the said deed of settlement expressed named and enumerated as will more fully appear by the said deed of record in the worshipful court of Amelia to which is for more certainty referred in trust for certain uses expressed therein and the said Richard Jones for and in consideration of the said deed of settlement and on faith and confidence of the estate so as aforesaid secured to him hath laid out and expended to the use of the said Sterling Clack Thornton and Mary his wife at their special instance & request sundry sums of money amounting in the whole to seventy-seven pounds five shillings . . . And is moreover bound and stands liable unto Daniel Vasser who was collector of the taxes in Nottaway County under Christopher Hudson gentleman sheriff of the said county for the delivery and forthcoming of two negro slaves to wit Ned and Harry seized and taken in custody by the said Daniel Vasser for arrears of taxes and levies due to the said sheriff for the years one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two and since that time and certain doubts having arisen as to the force and validity of the said deed of settlement and particularly whether the same conveyed sufficient power to the said Richard Jones to reimburse himself from the said estate for the money so laid out and expended now this Indenture witnesseth that the said Sterling Clack Thornton and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of seventy- seven pounds five shillings . . . so as aforesaid laid out and expended to the use of the said Sterling and Mary at their special instance and request by the said Richard Jones and also for and in consideration of the further sum of twenty pounds . . . by the said Richard this day in hand paid to the said Sterling and Mary the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge . . . being the full valuation affixed upon the property this day by the appraisment of Zebulon Lewis, Ishmael Dunn and Robt. Morriss values indifferently chosen by the said parties and by force and virtue of the statute for transferring uses into possession they the said Sterling Clack Thornton and Mary his wife have bargained sold and delivered and by these presence do fully and absolutely for themsleves and their heirs exors and admrs and assignes bargain sell and deliver unto him the said Richard Jones . . . the two negro slaves Harry and Ned before mentioned for the express use and purpose of complying with the aforesaid undertaking an engagement to deliver the same slaves under seizure for payment of the arrears of taxes due as aforesaid to the said Daniel Vasser and also the following negro slaves to wit Amey purchased by valuation at the price of eleven pounds, Sib at the price of twenty-seven pounds Isham at the price of seventeen pounds ten Pate at the price of fifteen pounds Rachel at the price of twelve pounds Judy at the price of eight pounds and Chloe at the price of six pounds . . . signed by Sterling C. Thornton and Mary Thornton and witnessed by Zebulon Lewis, Robt. Morriss and Ishmael Dunn. Brunswick County Court November 28th 1791. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Robert Harris and Ishmael Dunn two of the witnesses thereto in order to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 171.

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 the 28 day of November 1791 BETWEEN Andrew Lester, Francis Lester Glanous Wynne & Rebecca his wife Thomas Wilkes & Mary his wife David Vaughan and Hannah his wife and Martha Lester by Thomas Lester their lawful attorney John Lester and Mary his wife, John Wilson and Elizabeth his wife, John Cargill and Rachel his wife Whited Lester & Sissela his wife Isaac Medly and Sarah his wife and Thomas Lester and in by their own proper persons of the one part and James Catt of Loonenburg (sic) County of the other part . . . for and in the consideration of, that is to say the said John Wilson and Elizabeth his wife in the consideration of twenty-two pounds thirteen shillings and four pence . . . and each of the other parties for a like sum . . . amounting in the whole to two hundred and seventy-two pounds . . . do grant bargaine and sell align & confirm unto the said John Catt . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situate in Brunswick County & Saint Andrews Parrish on the South side of Ceder Creek containing by estimation that is to say, the said John Wilson & Elizabeth his wife one twelfth of four hundred & twenty-four acres to wit thirty-five & one third acres and the other parties one twelfth part each amounting in the whole to the said quantity of four hundred & twenty-four acres being the land with the plantation whereon Andrew Lester decd. the father of the granting parties lately lived, it more or lefs, bounded as followeth BEGINNING at a white oak where the lawyers road crosses the said Ceder Creek thence up the said Creek as it meanders to a burch at the mouth of Turnip Branch to a poplar thence along Thomas Harris's line South sixty- three & an half degrees East one hundred & forty-eight poles to a white oak on Mountain Branch thence down Mountain Branch to where it crosses the said road & thence along the said road to the BEGINNING subject nevertheless to the dower of Elizabeth Lester the widow of the said Andrew Lester decd. and this Indenture also witnefseth that the said Elizabeth Lester widow of the said Andrew Lester decd. for and in the consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . she the said Elizabeth Lester hath become a party in this deed . . . doth grant sell and relinquish unto the said James Catt . . . all her claim and right of dower in the said land . . . signed by Andrew Lester, Francis Lester, Gallanus Winn, Rebekah Winn, Thomas Wilkes, Mary Wilkes, David Vaughan, Hanna Vaughan, Martha Lester, John Lester, Mary Lester (by her mark) John Wilson, Elizabeth Wilson (by her mark) John Cargell, Rachel Cargell (by her mark) Whited Lester, Secily Lester (by her mark) Isaac Medley (by his mark) Sarah Medley, Thomas Lester, Sarah Lester and Eliza. Lester. Witnessed by Thos. Manson John Manson and John Porter. Brunswick County Court February 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Andrew Lester, Francis Lester Glanus Wyne and Rebecca his wife Thomas Wilkes and Mary his wife David Vaughan and Hanna his wife and Martha Lester by Thomas Lester their lawful attorney and John Lester and Mary his wife John Wilson & Elizabeth his wife John Cargill & Rachel his wife Whited Lester Sissela his wife Isaach Medely and Sarah his wife and Thomas Lester and Sarah his wife and Elizabeth Lester widow and [ ? ] of Andrew Lester decd. in and by their own proper persons of the one part to James Catt of the other part was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 176.

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.

This Indenture made this first day of March 1791 BETWEEN John Right and wife Mary Right of the County of Brusnwick of the one part and John Gilliam of the said county of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-two pounds ten shillings . . . doth grant bargain and sell align enfeof release and cofirm unto the said John Gilliam . . . a certain track or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Brunswick aforesaid containing of one hundred acres . . . and bounded as follows to wit: BEGINNING at Olivers corner pine thence by his line South one hundred and seventy-four poles to his corner on Gilliams line thence by his line North sixty degrees West six poles to his corner pine thence North eighty degrees West one hundred and seventy-eight poles to his corner live oak thence South sixty degrees West eighty poles to a whight oak thence North fifty-three degrees East two hundred and thirty poles to the BEGINNING . . . and the said John Wright and Mary Wright his wife for them and their heirs and every other person or persons that they and their heirs anything having or claiming in the said premises above mentioned or any part or parcel thereof by from or under them and will from time to time warrant & defend the right and title of the above mentioned seat or tract of land . . . signed by John Wright and by Mary Right by her mark witnessed by Robert Daniel (by his mark), William Roberts, Hincha Gilliam. Brunswick County Court February 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Robert Daniel one of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 25th day of April 1791 by the oaths of William Roberts and Hincha Gilliam also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 180.

This Indenture made this six day of August 1791 BETWEEN William Roper of the county of Brunswick of the one part and Joel Roper of the county of Dinwitty of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds . . . do grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Joel Roper . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Brunswick and Parrish of St. Andrews on the head of Red Oak Creek and bounded as followeth vizt., BEGINNING on Drury Stith's line thence along the said Stith's line to William Martains line thence along his line to James Quarles's line thence along the said Quarles line to the BEGINNING containing by estimation one hundred acres . . . signed by Wilham [William] Roper witnessed by Benjamin Roper, James Howerton, Benjamin Moore, Robert Latimer, and David Roper. Brunswick County Court February 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Benjamin Roper, Benjamin Moore & David Roper three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 182.

This Indenture made this 29th day of December 1791 BETWEEN David Andrews and Rebecca his wife of the county of Wake and state of North Carolina of the one part & William Lewis of the county of Brunswick and state of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty-six pounds [pcstecie] . . . do grant, bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm to the said William Lewis . . . all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Brunswick County containing one hundred and fifty acres . . . bounded by the lands of George Sedbury on the North those of Alexander Andrews on the West those of Gardiner Scoggin on the South & those of Sarah Lawrence on the East sides . . . signed by David Andrews and witnessed by Burrel Abernathy and Fredrick Abernathy and Rewel Lewis (by his mark). Brunswick County Court February 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnessed thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 183.

This Indenture made this eighth day of October 1788 BETWEEN Henry Sadler and Mary his wife & Thomas Sadler Senr. of the county of Brunswick of the one part and Griffin Stith of the same county 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 Griffin Stith . . . one hundred & fifty eight acres of land . . . situate in the said county of Brunswick on both sides of the Gum Branch adjoining Buckner Stiths lines, one hundred and fifty acres part therof being the upper part of 398 acres of land granted to the said Thomas Sadler Senr. by letters patent bearing date the 26th day of September 1760 having been conveyed to the said Henry Sadler by the said Thomas Sadler Senr. by a deed of gift bearing date the 26th day of February 1770 and divided from the residue by a line BEGINNING at a corner red oak thence to the Creasey Branch thence down the said branch to the mouth thereof thence to a pine on said Buckner Stiths line near the mouth of the Lawyers Road the other eight acres lying on the East side of the said one hundred and fifty acres and adjoining Hicks's line having been purchased by the said Thomas Sadler Senr. of one Proctor & by him given to the said Henry Sadler without passing a deed therefore and for the conveyance which the said Thomas Sadler Senr. is now made a party to these presence . . . signed by Henry Sadler (by his mark) Mary Sadler (by her mark) and Thomas Sadler. Witnessed by Fredrick Abernathy Jeremiah Hix Featherston Sadler and Thomas Moore. Brunswick County Court February 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Fredrick Abernathy and Jeremiah Hicks two of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 26th day of February 1789 by the oath of Thomas Moore also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 185.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA to Thomas Stith Andrew Meade & Thomas Edmunds Gentlemen greeting whereas Henry Sadler & Mary his wife and Thomas Sadler Senr. of the county of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing dath 8th day of October 1788 hath sold & conveyed unto Griffin Stith the fee simple estate of one hundred and fifty-eight acres of land . . . lying and being in the said county of Brunswick and whereas the said Mary cannot conveniently travel to our court . . . to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgement which the said Mary shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance . . . and we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Mary and receive her acknowledgement of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Henry Sadler her husband . . . the 18th day of January 1789 by virtue of this commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Mary the wife of the within named Henry Sadler . . . and have received her acknowledgement of the Indenture here unto annexed . . . certified under our hands & seals this 22nd day of January 1789 signed by Tho. Stith and Andw. Meade. Brunswick County Court January 26th 1789. This commission protecting the acknowledgement and privy examination of Mary the wife of Henry Sadler to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from the said Henry Sadler and others to Griffin Stith was returned into court together with a certificate of the examination and execution thereof is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 187.

This Indenture made the 10th day of February 1792 BETWEEN Edward Branch of the county of Brunswick of the one part & Buckner Harwell of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and thirty pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said Buckner Harwell . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county of Brunswick on the South side of Ready Creek containing by estimation three hundred and eighty acres . . . BEGINNING at Isham Perkinsons on a dead white oak on the creek a little above the melstone rock thence down the said creek as it meanders to James Smiths line thence along the said Smiths line two hundred and thirty-nine poles to Lucy Marks corner blackjack, thence along her line to the said Perkinsons corner turkey oak thence along his line to the BEGINNING . . . signed by Edwd. Branch and witnessed by Benja. Blick, Nathanial Parham, and James Blick. Brunswick County Court February 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Edward Branch party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 188.

KNOW all men by these presence that I John Wills of the county of Brunswick for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . to me in hand paid by Matthew Davis [Daves] executor & etc. of the last will and testament of Robert Powell decd. late of the county of Greensville . . . but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds . . . do and by me owing to the estate of the above named Robert Powell decd. do by two Bonds made payable to Matthew Davis executor of the said Robert Powell for seventy-five pounds each one payable the 25th day of December one thousand seven hundred ninety-two the other on the 25th day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three and the said John Wills now and at all times having a desire to pay & satisfy the said Matthew Davis the above mentioned sums and all costs and charges . . . doth grant, bargain sell, alien enfeoff & confirm unto the said Matthew Davis in trust to and for the use purpose and benefit of the said Matthew Davis executor of the aforesaid and to and for the purpose of paying the aforementioned debts interests and all costs & charges . . . all that certain tract part or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Brunswick containing by estimation two hundred and fifty acres . . . and bounded as will more fully and at large appear reference being had to a deed from Wm. Bailey & wife to Robert Powell and by Matthew Davis executor & etc. to said Robert Powell decd. duly recorded in the county court of Brunswick to the said John Wills also the following slaves namely Anica a woman age 30 Milly a woman age 19 Mary a woman age 26 Fanny [Janny] a girl age 4 Isaac a boy age 3 . . . and it is hereby agreed on by and between the parties to these presence that in case the said John Wills shall fail to pay the said debts interest and all reasonable charges & costs arising thereon on or before the 25th day of December 1792 as to seventy-five pounds and seventy-five pounds on or before the 25th day of December 1793 that then the said Matthew Davis may lawfully sell & dispose of so much of the said trust estate above mentioned by lawfully advertising the same and selling for the best price that may be had for such estate or such part thereof as may be most convenient to sell having first sold the said slaves unless agreed on by the consent of the said John Wills and then the land for so much thereof as shall be fully and amply sufficient to pay and satisfy the whole debt interest and all costs and all charges arising thereon . . . in testimony whereof the said John Wills and the said Matthew Davis exector & etc. have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals this 27th day of February 1792 signed by John Wills and Matthew Davis witnessed by Wm. W. Wilkins and Wm. Brown and Robert Powell. Brunswick County Court February 27th 1792. This Indenture of deed and trust was acknowledged by John Wills and Matthew Davis parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 190.

This Indenture made this 22nd day of February 1792 BETWEEN John White and Mary his wife of the county of Brunswick and Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and Edward Love of the said county & Commonwealth of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty-two pounds ten shillings . . . doth for themselves & their heirs grant bargain sell alien & confirm unto the said Edward Love . . . one certain tract or parcell of land containing three hundred and fifty-two acres by estimation . . . lying and being in the county of Brunswick and bounded by the lands of Isaac Mosely Nathan Mosely Edmond Webb Burwell Barker Lewis Huff and Frederick Cook . . . signed by John White and Mary White and witnessed by Thos. Washington, Grief Harwell, and Allan Love. Brunswick County Court February 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by John White party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 193.

This Indenture made this 15th day of January 1792 BETWEEN William Cordle [Candle] of the county of Brunswick of the one part and John Jones Junr. of the county aforesaid of the other part . . . that the said William Cordle for and in consideration of the sum of eleven pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said John Jones . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation fifty-five acres . . . lying and being in the county of Brunswick and bounded as follows vizt, BEGINNING at a post oak on the road leading from Penningtons Ford to Mitchels Ordinary thence along Burwell Wilkes line to an old stump on Cordles line along the said Cordle old line to a post oak on Hicks line thence along Hicks line to Halls Creek thence up the said creek as it meanders to Jones line thence along the said line to the BEGINNING . . . signed by Wm. Cordle. Brunswick County Court February 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Cordle party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 194.

This Indenture made the 26th day of March 1792 BETWEEN William Bridgman Ledbetter and Jane his wife of the county of Dinwoody of the one part and Lewis Hicks of the county of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum three hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell unto the said Lewis Hicks . . . a certain tract or parcel of land contianing one hundred & fifty acres situate & lying and being in the county of Brusnwick, BEGINNING at corner poplar on Great Janeto Creek thence North seventy degrees East one hundred and thirty-three poles to a [faw/faie?] corner of Petersons thence along Charles Colliers line South one hundred & twenty-six degrees E. one hundred and sixty-eight poles to a fou[r] corner of pines thence South 78 degrees W. one hundred & sixty eight poles to a red corner oak on poplar branch in Parhams line thence with the said branch South to the mouth thence down Jeneto Creek, as it meanders to the BEGINNING containing one hundred & fifty acres the same being more or less I the said Lewis Hicks bought of William Bridgman Ledbetter . . . signed by Wm. Bridgman Ledbetter and Jane Bridgman Ledbetter and witnessed by Grief Harwell, Wm. Smith Collier, and Wm. Atkison Junr. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Bridgman Ledbetter party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 195.

This Indenture made this 27th day of March 1792 BETWEEN John Bennitt & Elizabeth Bennitt his wife and John Ingram and Sarah Ingram his wife of Brunswick county of the one part & Robert Latimer of the said county . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . do give grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Rober Latimer . . . one certain tract of land situate lying and being in the county aforesaid and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at Richard Lamberts corner pine thence to a corner in Adkinsons line thence by Adkinsons line to a corner thence North seventy degrees West one hundred & thirty poles to a corner pine in Charles Matthewses ling thence by the said ling to a corner in Hammondses line from thence to a corner in Allins line from thence to a corner in John Ingrams line and thence to the BEGINNING pine in the said Lamberts line containing by estimation one hundred & fifty acres . . . signed by John Bennitt, John Ingram and Sarah Ingram. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale from John Bennitt and Elizabeth his wife and John Ingram and Sarah his wife to Robert Latimer was acknowledged by the said John Bennitt & John Ingram and his wife she being first privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 197.

This Indenture made this 12th day of March 1792 BETWEEN Samuel Harwell Ssenr. of the one part and Samuel Harwell and all the children of Samuel Harwell decd. of the other part witnesseth that the said Samuel Harwell Senr. for and in the consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto his said son Samuel Harwell and all Samuel Harwells children as also for the consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid . . . doth lend grant infeoff and confirm unto them the said Samuel Harwell until Samuel Harwell's youngest child comes to the age of 21 years and then if there is a Bond out which the said Samuel Harwell is security for Ransom Harwell and also a bill of sale which Ransom Harwell gave to Thomas Hardiway which he is securtiy to also the said Samuel Harwell is to keep the said negroes in possession until the said Samuel Harwell is clear of Bond & bill of sale then the said children is to have the said negroes and their increase to be equally divided between them and to their heirs and assigns forever three negroes namely Milly Claiborne and Dick . . . signed by Samuel Harwell (by his mark) and witnessed by Thos. Hardiway Junior, Charles Harris and James Harwell. Brunswick County Courty March 26th 1792. This deed of gift was proved by the oath of Thomas Hardiway Jr. and Charles Harris two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 198.

This Indenture made this 8th day of March 1792 BETWEEN Samuel Harwell Senr. of the one part and Tabitha Abernathy and her children of the other part witness that the said Samuel Harwell Senr. for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto his said daughter Tabatha Abernathy and her children as also for the consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid . . . doth lend grant infeoff and confirm unto the said Tabatha Abernathy during her natural life and at her death then I give them to her children . . . several negroes Selah and all her children and all their increase and if the said Tabatha Abernathy dies before her youngest child comes to the age of fourteen years then Selah and her children and their increase to be divided between her children also I lend to Frederick Abernathy one negro man named Jack his wife and at his death to be equally divided between the children of the above mentioned Tabatha Abernathy . . . signed by Samuel Harwell (by his mark) and witnessed by Charles Harris and George Williams (by his mark). Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This deed of gift was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 199.

This Indenture made this the 12th day of March 1792 BETWEEN Samuel Harwell Senr. of the one part and Susanna Abernathy and her children of the other part witnesseth that the said Samuel Harwell for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto his said grand-daughter Susanna Abernathy and her children as also for the consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid . . . doth lend grant infeoff and confirm unto the said Susanna Abernathy during her natural life and at her death then there to her children and to their heirs and assigns forever one negro girl Joney . . . to have and to hold the same them the said Susanna Abernathy during her life and at her death to be divided amongst her children . . . signed by Samuel Harwell and witnessed by Thos. Hardiway Junior, Charles Harris and George Williams. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This deed of gift was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 200.

This Indenture made this 22nd day of March 1792 BETWEEN Samuel Harwell Senr. of the one part and Allen Abernathy of the other part witness that the said Samuel Harwell Senr. for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto his said grandson Allen Abernathy as also for the consideration of five shillings . . . doth give grant infeoff and confirm unto the said Allen Abernathy . . . two negroes named Milley & Tom and all their future increase . . . signed by Samuel Harwell witnessed by Charles Harris and George Williams and Nathaniel Sims. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This deed of gift from Samuel Harwell Senr. to Allen Abernathy was proved by the oaths of Charles Harris & George Williams two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 201.

This Indenture made the [---] day of [----] 1792 BETWEEN Andrew Meade and Susanna his wife of Brunswick County of the one part and John Abernathy Jr. of the same county of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the John Abernathy . . . a certain parcel or dividend of land containing by estimation one hundred acres situate in Brunswick County on the North side of Couches Run and bounded as followeth BEGINNING at the said Abernathy's corner srub oak on the North side of Burches Road, thence along John Stiths line North 43 degrees East twenty poles crossing the said road at William Connelleys corner spanish oak thence along his line the same course continued 83 poles to a small blackjack thence a new line South 49 degrees East 208 poles to a small black birch on the said run below the Courthouse Road thence up the said Run as it meanders to the said Abernathys corner gum on the same, thence along his line North 49 degrees West 172 poles to the BEGINNING . . . signed by Andw. Meade and Susanna Meade witnessed by Jno. Stith and Richard Stith. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Andrew Meade party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 202.

This Indenture made this 8th day of March 1792 BETWEEN Samuel Harwell Senr. of the one part and Absolem Harwell of the other part witness that the said Samuel Harwell Senr. for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto his said grandson Absolem Harwell as also for the consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid . . . doth give grant infeoff and confirm unto the said Absolem Harwell during his life and at his death to his heirs and assigns forever two negroes Phill & Judy and all their increase also I lend unto Nancy Harwell the mother of Absolem one negro named Manuel and at her death I give him to the above written Absolem Harwell . . . signed by Samuel Harwell (by his mark) witnessed by Charles Harris and George Williams (by his mark). Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This deed of gift was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 203.

This Indenture made this 12th day of March 1792 BETWEEN Samuel Harwell Senr. of the one part and Rebekah Abernathy daughter of Charles Abernathy of the other part witnesseth that the said Samuel Harwell Senr. for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto his said granddaughter Rebekah Abernathy as also for the consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid . . . doth give grant infeoff and confirm unto her the said Rebekah Abernathy and to her heirs and assigns forever one negro girl named Hannah . . . signed by Samuel Harwell (by his mark) and witnessed by Thomas Hardiway Jr., Charles Harris, and George Williams. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This deed of gift was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be record. Deed Book 15, page 204.

This Indenture made this 20th day of March 1792 BETWEEN Samuel Harwell of the one part & Samuel Harwell of the other part witnesseth that the said Samuel Harwell the elder for and in the consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto his said son Samuel Harwell as also for the consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid . . . doth give grant infeoff and confirm unto the said Samuel Harwell the younger . . . one tract of land lying in Brunswick county containing fifty acres . . . lying the West side the rode leading from Charles Harrisses to the smokey ordinary joining to Charles Harris George Williams Nathaniel Sims and Reaves Westmorland also four negroes namely Sesar Moll Stephen Peg also seven head of horses also thirty head of cattle also thirty head of sheep also thirty five head of hogs and also three beds and al the furniture that I possess and all my tools & everything both real & personal that is mine of all kinds whatsoever . . . signed by Samuel Harwell (by his mark) and witnessed by Thos. Hardiway Jr., William Thrift (by his mark), James Harwell (by his mark), Charles Harris and George Williams (by his mark). Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This deed of gift was proved by the oaths of Thomas Hardiway Jr., Charles Harris & George Williams three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 205.

This Indenture made this 8th day of March 1792 BETWEEN Samuel Harwell of the one part and Susanna Westmoreland and her children of the other part witnesseth that the Samuel Harwell for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto his said daughter Susanna Westmoreland and her children as also for the consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid . . . doth lend grant infeoff and confirm unto the said Susanna Westmoreland her natural life and after death I give the land & negroes to her children and to their heirs and assigns forever one tract of land containing seventy acres be the same more or less in the county of Brunswick lying on the South side of the main road leading to Smoky Ordinary as also several negroes namely Judy and her children . . . signed by Samuel Harwell (by his mark) and witnessed by Thos. Hardiway Jr., Charles Harris, George Williams (by his mark). Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This deed of gift was proved by the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 206.

This Indenture made the 22nd day of March 1792 BETWEEN Samuel Harwell Senr. of the one part and Charles Abernathy of the other part witnesseth that the said Samuel Harwell Senr. for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto the said Charles Abernathy as also for the consideration of five shillings . . . doth give grant infeoff and confirm unto the said Charles Abernathy . . . one negro named Edy . . . signed by Samuel Harwell (by his mark) and witnessed by Charles Harris, George Williams (by his mark) and Nathaniel Sims. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This Indenture of deed of gift from Samuel Harwell Senr. to Charles Abernathy was proved by the oaths of Charles Harris and George Williams two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 207.

This Indenture made this 19th day of July 1791 BETWEEN John Abernathy Sr. and Lucy his wife of the County of Brunswick of the part and Charles Abernathy son of the said John Abernathy and Lucy his wife of the other part witness that we the said John Abernathy & Lucy his wife as well for the natural affection love and goodwill which we bear to our said son as also for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . do give grant bargain sell infeoff and confirm unto our said son ninety-seven acres of land situate & lying in the county of Brunswick and to be bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING on Sturgeon Creek where the said John Abernathys & James Field decd. lines goes to the said creek thence along the said line to David Tuckers line thence along the said Tuckers line to Nathaniel Kings line thence along the said Kings line as far as it shall be necessary going an equal distance down the said creek from the BEGINNING and the said Kings line for a line across from the said Kings line to the said creek to leave ninety-seven acres of land together adjoining the above line . . . signed by John Abernathy and Lucy Abernathy (by her mark) and witnessed by Wright Tucker, Gency Abernathy, Irene Vaughan, and Milly Davenport (by her mark). Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This Indenture of deed and gift was acknowledged by John Abernathy party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 208.

This Indenture made this 25th of July 1791 BETWEEN William Cordle of the County of Brunswick of the one part and James Frame of the said county of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . hath granted bargained and sold aliened & confirmed unto the said James Frame . . . a certain tract or parcel of land whereon I now live lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing five hundred acres . . . and bounded by the lands of Burwell Stark Ismael Dunn Charles Cordle and William Stanback . . . upon trust nevertheless it is the true intent and meaning of these presence that the said William Cordle being justly indebted to John Drummond surviving partner of Allen Love & Co. in the just sum of one hundred and thirty-two pounds fifteen shillings . . . and being willing and desirous to secure the payment of the same at some future date hath by these presence made over conveyed unto the said James Frame the above mentioned land and trust for the purpose aforesaid if therefore the said William Cordle shall fail to pay or fail causing to be paid unto the said John Drummond . . . the aforementioned sum of one hundred and thirty-two pounds fifteen shillings . . . and costs of drawing and recording and tax on this Indenture on or before the first day of December 1792 then the said James Frame shall by these presence have full power and lawful authority on giving ten day publick notice to sell the said land at publick auction to the highest bidder and to pay unto the said John Drummond his debt and costs aforesaid . . . signed by Wm. Cordle and witnessed by Roger Mallory Sr., Wm. Smith Collier, and Jno. L. Wilkins. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This Indenture of deed and trust from William Cordle to James Frame was acknowledged by the said William Cordle to be his act and deed & ordered to be recoreded. Deed Book 15, page 209.

This Indenture made this 2nd day of November 1791 BETWEEN Mark Clanton of the county of North Hampton & St. of N. Carolina of the one part and James Huskey of the county of Brunswick & st. of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and ten pounds . . . doth by these presence grant bargain and sell unto the said James Huskey a certain tract or parcel of land bounded as follows BEGINNING at a corner pine in John Fletcher's decd. thence along Wards line to a corner white oak thence a South course along a line of new marked trees to a corner shrub oak thence Westward along a line of markd. trees to Smiths branch to a corner gum thence down the said branch to a corner oak in William Huskeys line thence in Huskeys line to the Lick branch to a corner popular thence along Williams Jones decd. line to a corner gumm thence in Jones line to corner srub oak and Fletchers line from thence to the first station containing two hundred acres . . . reference being had to other deeds may more plainly appear . . . signed by Mark Clanton and witnessed by G. Woodlief, John Hation and Elias Broughton (by his mark). Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Mark Clanton party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 211.

This Indenture made the 23rd day of August 1791 BETWEEN Samuel Franies [Francis] & Sally his wife of the Providence or State of Virginia and county of So. Ampton of the one part and Alexander Grain of the said state and county of Brusnwick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds . . . doth bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Alexander Grain . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county of Brunswick containing by estimation two hundred & forty-nine acres . . . and bounded as followeth BEGINNING at Masons corner line at an ash thence along the said Masons line to a red oak at Cheney Williams's line thence along the said Williams line to Owen Myricks line at a srub white oak thence along the said Myrick line to a young spanish oak at the old Fort Road thence down the said road to Jesse Edwards's line at a yound pine thence along the said Edwards line to the head branch of Light Foots Creek thence along the sd. branch and creek to the mouth of a branch at Mason's line thence up the said branch to the BEGINNING . . . signed by Saml. Francis and Sally Francis and witnessed by Jno. Grain, Thos. Claiborne, Geor. G. Atkins and Batte Tatum. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of John a witness thereto and having been proved on the 24th day of October 1791 by the oaths of Thomas Claiborne & Batte Tatum also witnessess thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 212.

THE COMMMONEWEALTH OF VIRGINIA to John Rogers Robert Mabry and Benjamin Blunt Jr. gentleman greetings whereas Samuel Frances and Sally his wife of the county of South Hampton by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 23rd day of August 1791 has sold unto Alexander Green of the county of Brunswick the fee simple estate of two hundred and forty-nine acres of land with the appertenances lying and being in the county of Brunswick whereas the said Sally Francis cannot conveniently travel to our court . . . to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgement which she the sd. Sally Francis shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go the sd. Salley Frances and received her acknowledgement of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Samuel Frances her husband . . . the 23rd day of Augt. 1791 by virtue of this commission to us directed we the subscribers, have privily examined Sally Frances wife of the within named Samuel Frances . . . and have received her acknowledgement of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands the 23rd day of August 1791 . . . signed by Robt. Mabry and Ben. Blunt Junr. Brunswick County Court October 24th 1791. This commission protecting the acknowledgement and privy examination of Sally Frances to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Samuel Frances & Sally his wife to Alexander Green was returned and together with the certificate of the execution thereof is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 213.

KNOW all men by these presents that we John Stainback & John Abernathy of the county of Brunswick for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which we have and bear to Sarah Stanback wido of Frs. Stanback Littlebury Stainback Rebecca & Hardiway Stanback children of Frances Stainback decd. but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . do for ourselves and our heirs executors and administrators remise release and forever quit claim unto the said Sarah Stainback Littlebury Rebecca & Hardiway Stanback of Brunswick County . . . all and all manner of right title interest claim & demand whatsoever which we now have or hereafter may have to certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Brunswick which said land was left by the last will and testament of the said Frances Stainback decd. to be sold and the money arising therefrom to be applied to the payment of his just debts containing by estimation three hundred and twenty- five acres . . . we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this 26th day of March 1792 . . . signed by John Stainback and James Abernathy and witnessed by James Powell, Robert Wallace and Wm. Sims. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This Indenture of release was acknowledged by James Abernathy and John Stainback parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 215.

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 6th day of October 1790 BETWEEN John Jones of the county of Brunswick of the one part and Charles B. Jones of the same county of the other part witnesseth that I the said John Jones for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear to my said son Charles B. Jones but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . do by these presents give grant bargain and sell unto the said Charles B. Jones . . . all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the aforesaid county containing by estimation one hundred acres . . . and bounded as follows, to wit, BEGINNING at Edmund Colliers corner white oak thence along the said Colliers line to Penningtons ford road thence down the said road to John Jones Junr. line thence along his line to his corner red oak thence a straight line to the BEGINNING . . . signed by John Jones witnessed by Herbert Hill. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale from John Jones to Charles B. Jones was acknowledged by the said John Jones to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 217.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA to Jacob Morton Gideon Spencer and Jonathan Read Gentleman greetings whereas Thomas Scott and Sarah his wife of the county of Charlotte by their certain Indenture Bargain and Sale bearing date the 6th day of July 1790 hath sold unto Richard Elliott of the county of Charlotte the fee simple estate of two hundred acres of land with the appertenances lying and being in the county of Brunswick and whereas the said Sarah cannot conveniently travel to our court . . . to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgement which the said Sarah shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Sarah and received her acknowledgement of the same and examine her privately and aparta from the said Thomas Scott her husband . . . the 26th day of December 1791 by virtue of this commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Sarah Scott wife of hte within named Thomas Scott . . . and have received her acknowledgement of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 3rd day of January 1792. Signed by Jacob Morton and Gideon Spencer. Brunswick County Court March 26th 1792. This commission protecting the acknowledgement and privy examination of Sarah Scott to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Thomas Scott and Sarah his wife to Richard Elliot was returned and together with a certificate of the execution thereof is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 218.

This Indenture made this 2nd day of December 1791 BETWEEN Frederick Wray and Nancy his wife of the county of Brunswick and state of Virginia of the one part & Peter Read of the same county and state aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixty-five pounds . . . doth clearly and absolutely bargain and sell alien release and confirm unto the said Peter Read all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Brunswick and bounded by the lands of William Gunn Sr. James Read, Drury Tucker & Herbert Haynes containing by estimation one hundred and twenty acres . . . signed by Frederick Wray and Nancey Wray (by her mark) and witnessed by Burwell Barker, James Huff and Hermen Read. Brunswick County Court the 27th of February 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Frederick Wray one of the parties thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 219.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA to James Fletcher & Richard Fletcher Gentlemen Greeting whereas Frederick Wray and Nancey his wife of the county of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 2nd day of December 1791 have sold unto Peter Read of the county of Brunswick the fee simple estate of one hundred and twenty acres of land with the appertanences lying and being in the county of Brunswick and whereas the said Nancey cannont conveniently travel to our court . . . to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgement which the said Nancy shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Nancey and receive her acknowledgement of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Frederick Wray her husband . . . the 27th day of February 1792. By virtue of this commission to us directd we the subscribers have privily examined Nancey Wray wife of the within named Frederick Wray . . . and have received her acknowledgement of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 29th day of February 1792. Signed by Jas. Fletcher and Richd. Fletcher. Brunswick County Court April 23rd 1792. This commission protecting the acknowledgement and privy examination of Nancy Wray wife of the within named Frederick Wray to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale to Peter Read was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Teste John Jones CBC. Deed Book 15, page 220.

This Indenture made this 25th day of October 1791 BETWEEN John Jones of the county of Brunswick of the one part and William Mason of Sussex county of the other part whereas the said John Jones with John Jones Jr. and Charles B. Jones by their five several Bonds or writtings bearing date with these presents stands justly bound and indebted to the said William Mason in the sum of twelve hundred and twenty-five pounds . . . to be paid & etc. as in the said Bonds is particularly set forth and the said John Jones being willing and desirous to secure the payment thereof by mortgaging a certain or parcel of land lately purchased by the said John Jones of the said William Mason . . . by these presents doth bargain & sell unto the said William Mason . . . all that certain tract or parcel situate lying and being on both sides Totaro Creek and on the North side of Merehin River containing by estimation one thousand and five acres . . . and is meant and intended to be all that entire tract of land & premises lately purchased by the said John Jones of the said William Mason & Mary his wife by deed (indented) bearing date with these presents and which said deed is intended to be duly recorded in the worshipful court of Brunswick County aforesaid . . . provided always in this Indenture is upon condition that if the said John Jones due and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said William Mason . . . the several sums of money as they shall become due on the said several Bonds or writings obligatory that then this writing and everything therein contained shall cease determine & be utterly void and of non effect but if it shall so happen that the said John Jones . . . shall fail to make payment to the said William Mason . . . of the said several sums of money contained in the said several Bonds or writings obligatory as they shall severally herafter become due that then it shall be lawful to and for the said William Mason . . . to make sale of the said land & premises or so much thereof as from time to time shall become due to the said William Mason and it is further agreed by the parties that the said William Mason shall keep possession of the above mentioned or granted lands and premises until the whole debt interest and cost is fully satisfied contented and paid . . . signed by John Jones witnessed by Jas. Fletcher H. Hill and Henry Maclin. Brunswick County Court April 23rd 1792. This Indenture of deed and trust from John Jones to William Mason was asknowledged by the said John Jones to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 221.

This Indenture made this 8th day of March 1792 BETWEEN Samuel Harwell Sr. of the one part and Ann Simms and her children except Susanna Abernathy of the other part witnesseth that the said Samuel Harwell Sr. for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth unto his said daughter Ann Sims and her children as also for the consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid . . . doth lend grant infeoff and confirm unto her the said Ann Simms during her natural life & after her death then I give them to her children except Susanna Abernathy . . . to negroes namely Taley & Jessee also nine acres of land whereon the houses stands that Nathaniel Simms lived . . . signed by Samuel Harwell (by his mark) witnessed by Charles Harris, George Williams (by his mark) and James Harwell. Brunswick County Court April 23rd 1792. This Indenture of deed and gift was proved by the oaths of Charles Harris & George Williams two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 223.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of April 1792 BETWEEN William Tomlinson of the county of Greenville and Elizabeth his wife of the one part & Anselm [Ansolm] Ivy of the aforesaid county of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty-two pounds sixteen shillings . . . doth grant bargain sell & confirm unto the said Ansolm Ivy . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying on the North side of Meherring River and in the county of Brunswick containing eighty-two acres . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at Dungeons corner blackjack on James Jordans line thence along said line South forty-five degrees East one hundred poles to a red oak South two degees West eighty-three poles to a pine South sixty-four degrees West twenty-six poles to a scrubb white oak South tweny-two degrees East one hundred and twenty-five poles to a pine thence along Syms line North one degree West one hundred and thirty-three poles to a pine North twenty-nine degrees East one hundred and twenty-six poles to a blackjack at the road thence along Dungeons line North sixty-two & half degrees West eighty-eight poles to a hickory South eighty-seven degrees West eighty-eight poles to the BEGINNING . . . signed by William Tomlinson. Brunswick County Court April 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Tomlinson party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 224.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of April 1792 BETWEEN Anselm Ivy of the county of Greenville of the one part & Peter Pelham of the aforesaid county of the other part . . . that whereas the said Anselm Ivy is indebted to the said Peter Pelham the sum of five pounds for the hire of a negro man Jack payable the 25th day of December next and whereas also the said Peter Pelham hath become security in a twelve month Bond to William Stark and hath paid already the sum of six pounds towards discharging the same and whereas the said Peter Pelham hath become security for the said Anselm Ivy to a certain William Tomlinson in two seperate Bonds amounting in the whole to the sum of thirty-two pounds sixteen shillings and whereas the said Anselm Ivy being fully desirous that the said Peter Pelham should be secured in the security skips aforesaid and also be reimbursed all monies paid for the said Anselm Ivy and also security and all the debts due to the said Peter Pelham from the said Anselm Ivy with lawful interest when due and also for the consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . hath granted bargaind sold & condirmed unto the said Peter Pelham . . . a certain tract or parcel of land containing eighty-two acres . . . purchased of William Tomlinson by deed recorded in the worshipful court of Brunswick County referance had will fully appear also one old mare and one young mare now in possession of the said Ansolm Ivey the crop of tobacco which made these presents year be made by the said Ansolm Ivy where he now lives in Greensville also five head of nett cattle two feather bed and their furniture and all his household furniture alom(?) and all his plantation utensils . . . in trust nevertheless for the special purposes above mentioned and the Anselm Ivey . . . doth hereby agree that it shall and may be lawful for the said Peter Pelham at any time after the 10th day of March next on giving ten days notice at Greensville Courthouse make sale to ready of any part or the whole of the property above mentioned to satisfy any of the above mentioned debts . . . signed by Anslom Ivey. Brunswick County Court April 23rd 1792. This deed of trust was acknowledged by Ansolm Ivey party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 225.

This Indenture made this 3rd day of January, 1792, between Ishmael Dunn and Milley, his wife, of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Burwell Wilkes of the same county of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds . . . do grant Bargain & Sale unto the said Burwell Wilkes . . . forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being on the South West side of Totera Creek in the county aforesaid and bounded as followeth VIZT, Beginning at a small Hickory bush on Totero Creek and bounded by Burwell Wilkes line to a corner Saffsofras near William Cordles school house thence along the said Cordles line to the road leading from Penningtons Ford to Brunswick Courthouse thence down the said road to Totero Creek thence up the said creek as it meanders to the Beginning containing two hundred and ninety acres . . . Signed by Ishmael Dunn and Mildred Dunn and witnessed by Jno. Jones, Junr., Charles Cordle, and Henry Rawlings. Brunswick County Court April 23rd, 1792, this Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Ishmael Dunn & Mildred his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to the said acknowledgment the said Mildred being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 226.

This Indenture made the 27th of February, 1792, between Ishmael Dunn & Mildred his wife of the County of Brunswick & Parish St. Andrews of the one part & Peter Green of the same county and Parish of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said Peter Green . . . all that tract or parcel of land containing 300 acres . . . situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick and Parish of St. Andrews lying on the South side of Totero Creek and south of the road leading from Brunswick Courthouse to Penningtons Ford and bounded as follows (TO WIT) Beginning at Totaro Creek on Penningtons Road thence up the said road to a corner thence South forty five degrees E 176 poles to a white oak thence North 80 degrees East 166 poles to a Hickory bush thence North 4 degrees East 120 poles to Totaro Creek thence up the meanders of the said Creek to the Beginning. . . Signed by Ishmael Dunn and Mildred Dunn. Brunswick County Court April 23rd, 1792, this Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Ishmael Dunn & Mildred his wife parties thereto to be their act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to the said acknowledgment the said Mildred being first privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 227.

This Indenture made this 6th day of May, 1785(?), between Thomas Butter of the County of Brunswick Gentl. of the first part, Daniel Fisher of the County of Greensville Attorney at Law of the second part and Theophilus Field the younger son & heir at law of Theophilus Field merchant late of the County of Prince George, decd. of the third part for as Richard Burch of the County of Brunswick was seized and possessed in fee simple of and in a certain or parcel of land on the North side of Waqua Creek containing by estimation three hundred & fifty acres more or less conveyed to him by Richard Burch, Senior, by deed acknowledged and recorded in the County of Brunswick and bearing date the 22nd day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty the boundaries of which land reference to the said deed being had will fully appear and whereas the said Richard Burch the younger by his certain Indenture bearing date the 26th day of August in the 1769 for the consideration of One Hundred & Ten Pounds to him in hand paid by the said Fisher conveyed the said tract of land to him in fee simple which said Indenture was partly proved in Brunswick County by Samuel Craft & Charles Mason two of the witnesses thereto but before the same was fully proved and admited (sic) to record the above named Thomas Butler purchased the same land whereupon it was agreed by the said Fisher, Butler and Burch that the said Burch should make the said Butler a conveyance for the same he the said Fisher consenting to release his interest in the said land at any time thereafter to him the said Butler or any other person that he might sell to or that should claim under him in consequence of which agreement the said Burch by deed conveyed the said land with the appurtenances to him the said Thomas Butler as by the same the date the 27th day of March 1774 duly recorded in Brunswick Court will fully and at large appear and whereas the said Thomas Butler sold Theophilus Field, father of Theophilus Field party to the presents a part of the said tract of land for the consideration of Two Hundred & Thirty Eight Pounds which the said Butler actually received of him but never gave a conveyance for the lifetime of the said Theophilus now decd. by whose death intestate the equitable right in the same hath descended to Theophilus the son heir at law as aforesaid . . . that the said Fisher & Butler in consideration of the premises and in affirmance of the said Butler's contract with the said Theophilus, the father as aforesaid as also for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the said Theophilus Field party thereto two hundred thirty eight acres of land part of the said tract so purchased as aforesaid of the above mentioned Richard Burch and bounded as followeth (TO WIT) Beginning at Masons line near Waqua Creek at a Red Oak thence along his line to a Hickory thence along his line to a Red Oak near the Great Road thence up the said road to Waqua Creek near the Mill Dam to an oak thence down the said creek to Wilkinsons line to a Turkey Oake thence along the said line to Masons at the Red Oake aforesaid at the Beginning . . . Signed by Thos. Butler and D. Fisher, and witnessed by Buckner Stith, Wright Tucker, W. Watlington, David Tucker and Eas. Stith. Brunswick County Court April 23rd, 1792, this Indenture was proved by the oath of David Tucker a witness thereto as to Thomas Butler and having on the 22nd day of August 1785 been acknowledged by Daniel Fisher a party thereto to be his act & deed and proved by the oath of Edmund S. Stith & Wright Tucker, also witnesses thereto as to Butler, the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 229.

This Indenture made this 27th of February, 1792, in this Commonwealth between Joel Roper & Lucy Roper his wife of the one part & County of Dinwiddie and James Quarles, Sr. of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of Sixty Pounds . . . doth freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain & alien convey & confirm unto the said James Quarles . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Parish of Saint Andrews and County of Brunswick containing One Hundred Acres . . . and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at a corner on Drury Stiths line thence along the said Stiths line to Wm. Martins line thence along the said Martains his line to William Ropers that the said William Roper sold unto the said James Quarles thence along the said line to the beginning the same being granted unto the said Joel Roper and wife . . . Signed by Joel Roper and witnessed by Moses Quarles, Jr., Benjamin Roper, Jos. Lyell, William Moore (by his mark), and David Roper. Brunswick County Court April 23rd, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oaths of Moses Quarles, Jr., William Moore & David Roper, three of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 231.

This Indenture made this 27th day of August, 1791, between Daniel Huff & Wm. Huff of the County of Brunswick of the one part and James Huff of the same County of the other part whereas William Huff, Senr. late of this County did by his Last Will and Testament bearing date the 13 day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy and Eight give unto the same James Huff the land & plantation whereon the said William Huff, Senr. lived at the time of his making of his said Will containing Four Hundred & Ninety Eight acres by estimation and bounded as follows, to wit, Beginning at Daniel Huffs corner Spanish Oak on the country line thence along the said Daniels line to a Pine on William Hamiltons line thence along the sd. Hamiltons line to a corner White Oak on a branch where it strikes Herbert Haynes's line thence along the said Haynes line to a Spanish Oak on a branch thence down the said branch as it meanders to a White Oak on Daniel Huffs line thence along the said Daniels line to a corner Red Oak on Wm. Hamiltons line thence along the said Hamiltons line to an Elm on a branch thence down the said branch to the mouth of a small branch thence to the sd. Hamiltons line to a Hickory on the Country Line thence along the said Country Line to the Beginning & whereon the said Daniel Huff and William Huff parties to the presents are willing and desires to secure to the said James Huff the absolute & indefeasible fee simple estate for & to the aforesaid land & premises . . . for and in consideration of the natural love & affection which they have and do bear toward the said James Huff & also for and in consideration of the sum of Five Shillings to them in hand paid by the said James . . . do remises release & forever quit claim to the said James Huff . . . the sd. piece or parcel of land devised as aforesaid by the said William Huff, Senior, by his said Will to the said James Huff and bounded aforementioned . . . Signed by Daniel Huff and William Huff, and witnessed by Wm. Hamilton, Stephen Mosely, Wiatt Edmunds (by his mark), and Peter Read. Brunswick County Court April 23rd, 1792. This Indenture of Release was proved by the oaths of Stephen Mosely, Wiatt Edmunds & Peter Read, three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 233.

Brunswick County Court, April 23rd, 1792. Nancy Morris, wife of Robert Morris, this day acknowledged an Indenture of Bargain & Sale from the said Robert Morris to Wilson Moore, she being privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 234.

This Indenture made this 19th day of April, 1792, between Buckner Overby and Sally his wife, of the County of Brunswick of the one part and William Walker of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum Sixty Pounds . . . do grant bargain & sell unto the said William Walker . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth (VIZT) Beginning at a corner Pine on Edward Loves line thence along his line to William Watsons line and thence along his line to Ruben Malones line and thence along his line to Charles Hicks's line and thence along his line to John Loves line and thence along his line to the Beginning containing by estimation One Hundred & Thirty Five acres . . . Signed by Buckner Overby and Salley Overby (by her mark) and witnessed by Merideth Moss, Edward Walker, and David Moss. Brunswick County Court April 23rd, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Buckner Overby a party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 235.

Brunswick County Court May 28th, 1792. Betsey Williams, wife of the within named William Williams this day acknowledged an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from William Williams to Jeremiah Mize, she being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 236.

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.

To all to whom these presents writings shall come I Thomas Washington of Brunswick County & State of Virginia for the respect I bare to Jane Betty, I give grant & dispose in plain & open market a Negro Girl named Nancy during her natural life and after her deceased I give the aforesaid Negro Girl and future increase to Elizabeth Bettey daughter of Thomas Bettey and the heirs of her body forever . . . after the deceased of her mother Jean Bettey . . . I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 15th day of Sept. 1791. Signed Thos. Washington and witnessed by Jas. Frame and Edward Love. Brunswick County Court May 28th, 1792. This Deed of Gift was acknowledged by Thomas Washington party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed book 15, page 238.

This Indenture made this 26th day of December, 1791, between Lewis Brown & Priscilla his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part & Isham Raney of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the quantity of Ten Thousand Pounds of Inspected Petersburg Crop Tobo. . . . do grant sell alien enfeoff release & confirm to the said Isham Raney . . . all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . bounded on the North by Loyds Run on the West & South by the lands of Thomas Lundie, & William Raney and on the East by the lands of John Rives and the said Thomas Lundie . . . Signed by Lewis Brown and witnessed by William Raney, Thomas Lundie, and William Raney, Jr. Brunswick County Court May 28th, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Lewis Brown party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 238.

This Indenture made this 8th day of December, 1791, between William Hamelton of the County of Brunswick & James Huff of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred & Seventy Five Pounds . . . doth for himself and his heirs grant bargain sale alien release & confirm unto the said James Huff . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation One Hundred & Fifty acres lying & being in the County of Brunswick & sd. State and bounded as follows (VITZ) Beginning at the Lizard Creek at Daniel Huffs line thence along the said line to a corner Red Oak thence along James Huffs line to a corner Elm on a branch thence down the said branch to the mouth of Eliza. Huffs spring branch thence along a line of marked trees to the Country Line thence down the Country Line to the Lizard Creek thence up the said Creek, as it meanders to the Beginning . . . Signed Wm. Hamilton and witnessed by Jas. Frame, Wyatt Edmunds (his mark) and William Huff. Brunswick County Court May 28th, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Hamilton party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 240.

This Indenture made this 25th day of May, 1791, between James Powell executor of John Powell decd. of the County of Brunswick & State of Virginia of one part and Dudley House of Warren Cty. and State of North Carolina of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred Pounds . . . doth by these presents . . . bargain sale alien enfeoff release and forever make over unto the said Dudley House . . . one certain tract or parcel of land No. 4 as by the plat laid of by Thomas Stith Surveyor of the County situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid and bounded as followeth Beginning at a White Oak on Rattle Snake Creek North 40 degrees E 182 Poles to a Pine N 13 degrees West 10 P to a Red Oak North 72 degrees West 96 Poles to a Hickory S 41 degrees West 286 Poles to Black Jack, N 88 degrees East 30 Poles to a shrub oak, S 44 degrees East 120 Poles to a Hickory South 63 degrees East 46 Poles to a white oak North 46 degrees East 58 Poles to the Beginning containing Two Hundred & Ninety Eight Acres . . . Signed by James Powell, Exr. to John Powell, decd. and witnessed by John Gholson, Thos. Gholson, and Mich. Pender. Brunswick County Court May 28th, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by James Powell, Executor of John Powell, deceased, party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 241.

KNOW all men by these presents that We, Edward Robinson & John Stainback, of the County of Brunswick in the State of Virginia for the love and natural affection which we bare unto our grandson & brother, Robertson Stainback of the same county as well as for the farther consideration of Five shillings . . . do grant bargain sell and deliver unto him three certain Negroes (to wit) Abram, a Negro boy, and Jone a woman & Dinah a negro girl . . . we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this 20th day of April 1792. Signed by Edward Robinson (his mark) and John Stainback, and witnessed by Thos. Saunders and John Owen. Brunswick County Court May 28th, 1792. This Deed of Gift was acknowledged by Edward Robinson and John Stainback parties thereto to be their act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 243.

KNOW all men by these presents that I, William Boswell executor of the Last Will and Testament of my brother Thomas Boswell who was admtor of his father William Boswell, decd. of the County of Brunswick & State of Virginia for divers consideration & good causes me hereunto moving have made ordained constituted and appointed and by these presents do make ordain constitute and appoint my trusting friend James Saunders of the County aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for me in my name & to my use to ask demand recover or receive at and from John Robins lately removed from the State of Virginia to the State of North Carolina the sum of One Hundred Pounds . . . but to be discharged by the payment of Fifty Pounds of like lawful money with interest from the 19th day of February 1776 till paid and costs upon the same by obtaining a judgment up or the same in the County Court of Glouster which judgment the said Saunders is now ready to produce with the seal of the state of next giving and by these presents granting to my said attorney my sole and full power & authority to take persue & follow such legal causes for the recovery receiving and obtaining of the same as I myself might or could do were I personally present and upon receipt of the same acquitance & other sufficient discharges for me and in my name to make sign seal & deliver of as also one or more attorney or attorneys under him to substitute or appoint and again at his pleasure to make and further to do perform & execute for me and in my name all and singular thing or things which shall or may be necessary touching and concerning premises as fully fairly & entirely as I the said William Boswell in my own person ought or could do in and about the same ratifying allowing and confirming whatsoever my attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in and about the execution of the premises by virtue of these presents In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twelth day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninety Two. Signed by William Boswell. Brunswick County Court June 21st, 1792. This Power of Attorney was acknowledged by William Boswell party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 244.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of November, 1791, between Thomas Scott and Sarah Scott his wife of Charlotte County of the one part and Clement Read of the same County of the other part. . . for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred & Twenty Pounds . . . doth give grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Clement Read . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing Four Hundred & Four acres on both sides of the Great Branch of Waqua Creek and bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning on Simpsons line near the bank thence No. 12 E 116 Poles to a srub white oak thence No. 55 W 152 Pos. to an oak thence North 84 W 160 Poles to a small Hickory thence So. 12 230 Poles to a shrub white oak thence So. 70 E 140 to a Black Jack thence No. 12 E 108 Poles to the Beginning . . . Signed by Thomas Scott and Sarah Scott and witnessed by John Coleman, Wm. Cooper, C. Scott, Henry E. Coleman, and Thos. C. Elliott. Brunswick County Court June 21st, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of William Cooper, C. Scott & Thomas C. Elliott, three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 245.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA to Jacob Morton, Gideon Spencer & Jonathan Read, Gentl. GREETING whereas Thomas Scott & Sarah his wife of the County of Charlotte by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale dated the 23rd day of November, 1791, have sold unto Clement Read of the County of Charlotte the fee simple estate of Four Hundred and Four Acres of land with the appurtenances lying & being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Sarah cannot conveniently travel to our court . . . to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgement which the sd. Sarah shall be willing to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you or any two or more of you that you personally go to the said Sarah and receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Thomas Scott her husband . . . the 26th day of December, 1791. By virtue of the commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Sarah Scott the wife of the within named Thomas Scott . . . and have received her acknowledgement of the Indenture hereto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 3rd day of January, 1792. Signed by Jacob Morton and Gideon Spencer. Brunswick County Court June 25th, 1792. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment & privy examination of Sarah Scott wife of the within named Thomas Scott to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale to Clement Read was returned together with a certificte of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 246.

This Indenture made this 15th day of June 1792, between Allan Love of Brunswick County of the one part and Jordon House of the sd. County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and Nineteen Pounds Six Shillings and Eight Pence . . . doth . . . grant bargain sell allien release and confirm unto the said Jordon House . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing One Hundred & Seventy Nine Acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded by the lands of Christopher Mason, James Leadbetter, Thomas Clarie, and Drury Manny . . . Signed by Allan Love and witnessed by Jas. Frame, Fanny Love and William Lashley. Brunswick County Court June 25th, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Allan Love party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 248.

This Indenture made this 25th day of June, 1792, between Joseph Daniel, Senior, of the County of Brunswick of the one part & Thomas Daniel of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and doth bare unto the said Thomas Daniel who is son to the said Joseph Daniel, decd. . . . doth give grant bargain sell deliver and confirm to him the said Thomas Daniel . . . one certain tract piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid containing Two Hundred acres . . . and bounded as followed (to wit) Beginning at and joining the lines of Drury Mathis & John Gilliams corner Red Oak from thence along the said Gilliams line to a small Hickory thence South Five degrees West to a stone thence crossing Waqua Creek to Joshua Pritchets corner small Sweet Gum thence along his line to a Red Oak then crossing the said Creek NE to three shrub oaks bushes thence to a Black Jack on Drury Matthew's line thence along his line to the Beginning, the same being part of the tract of land that the Thomas Daniels now lives on . . . Signed by Joseph Daniel, Senior (his mark) and witnessed by Thos. Stith, Senior. Brunswick County Court June 25th, 1792. This Indenture of Deed of Gift was acknowledged by Joseph Daniel, Senior, party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 250.

KNOW all men by these presents that George Malone & Lucy Malone of the State of Virginia & County of Brunswick for divers considerations and good causes having made ordained constituted and appointed and by these presents do make ordain constitute and appoint our trusty friend Elijah Threlkeld of Stafford County and State aforesaid, Gentl. our true and lawful attorney for us and in our names and to our use to ask demand recover or receive of and from William Edwards Administrator of John Carter, decd. giving and by these presents granting to our said attorney our sole and full power and authority to take pursue and follow such legal courses for the recovery receiving & obtaining of the same as we ourselve could do were we personally present. . . provided nevertheless and it is hereby intended that any order or orders that shall or may be drawn by Jesse Carter for any sum of money that is or may be hereafter received by the said Elijah Threlkeld, Esquire, shall be as valid and as legal in the discharge of the same as received as much as if were in the name of us the said George Malone and Lucy Malone or any receipt that shall or may be given by the said Jesse Carter is hereby declared to be a sufficient in law as our own signatures . . . this 13th day of June, 1792. Signed by George Malone and Lucy Malone, and witnessed by M. Malone and Robert Carter. Brunswick County Court June 25th, 1792. This Power of Attorney was acknowledged by George Malone party thereto to be his act and deed and proved as to Lucy Malone by the oaths of Miles Malone a witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 252.

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.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA to John Reeves and Allan Jones, Gentl. GREETING whereas Benjamin Edwards and Priscilla his wife by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 26th day of April, 1787, have sold and conveyed unto John Mason the fee simple estate of and in to One Thousand Eight Hundred & Forty Six Acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the Parish of Meherrin & County of Brunswick and whereas the said Priscilla cannot conveniently travel to our court . . . to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two of you power to receive the acknowledgement which the said Priscilla shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid . . . and command you that you do personally go to the said Priscilla and receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Benjamin her husband . . . the 27th day of April in the Thirteenth Year of the Commonwealth. By virtue of the writ we did personally go to the within named Priscilla wife of the within named Benjamin Edwards and examined her privately and apart from her said husband and before us she acknowledge the Indenture hereto annexed . . . under our hands and seals this 29th day of April, 1790. Signed by Jno. Reeves and Allan Jones. Brunswick County Court June 25th, 1792. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment & privy examination of Priscilla Edwards wife of the within named Benjamin Edwards to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale to John Mason Read was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 258.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA to John S. Woodcock, George Noble & George Murray, Gentl. GREETING whereas William Knight & Mary his wife, William Cerfoot and Ann his wife of the County of Frederick by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 20th day of July, 1789, have sold unto Jonathan Fisher of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of Three Hundred & Eighty Two Acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Mary & Ann cannot conveniently travel to our court . . . to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two of you power to receive the acknowledgement which the said Mary & Anne shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the sd. Mary & Anne and receive their acknowledgment of the same and examine them privately and apart from the said Knight & Kerfoot their husbands . . . the 24th day of September, 1791. Frederick County, To Wit By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Mary Knight & Anne Kerfoot the wives of the within named William Knight & William Kerfoot . . . and have received their acknowledgements of of the Indenture hereto annexed . . . certified under our hands & seals this 10th day of November, 1791. Signed by John S. Woodcock and G. Murray. Brunswick County Court June 25th, 1792. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Mary Knight & Ann Kerfoot, wives of the within named William Knight & William Kerfoot to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale to Jonathan Fisher was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 259.

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