Deed Book 8, Brunswick County, Virginia

Deed Book 8
Brunswick County, Virginia

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OTBR =  "Ordered to be Recorded"
(BHM) = "by his mark/by her mark"

We, Christopher Mason John Jones James Walker Peter Williams David Williams Michael Roberts Richard Evans and John Carlos are held and firmly bound unto our Souvereign Lord King George the Third, in the sum of Four hundred & fourteen Thousand and sixty eight pounds of Tobacco, 25 Feby. 1765, Condition of this Obligation is that if Christopher Mason shall well & truly collect and receive all Sums of Tobacco that are Laid and Assessed on the Titheable persons in the County of Brunswick by the Act of Assembly passed at the Last Session of Assembly as also by the Court of the said County on the 31st Day of Decmr. last past & shall well & Truly pay the same to such persons and in such manner as is Directed then this obligation to be void. Signed: Xpher Mason, John Jones, Peter Williams, David Williams, Richard Evans, Michael Roberts, James Walker, John Carlos. Sealed & Delivered in presence of N. Edwards Jr. Court 25 February 1765 Bond acknowledged by the Obligors & OTBR. N. Edwards Jr. DCO. page 1.

We, Christopher Mason John Jones James Walker Peter Williams David Williams Michael Roberts Richard Evans & John Carlos are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord King George the Third, in the sum of Five Hundred pounds, to which paiment well and Truly to be made to our said Sovereign, 25 Febry. 1765, Condition of ye Obligation is such that whereas Christopher Mason is Constituted and Appointed Sheriff of the County of Brunswick During Pleasure by Commission from the Governor under the seal of the Colony Dated the Eighteenth Day of February 1765, if said Christopher Mason shall well and truly Collect all Quit Rents fines Forfiturs & Amersiments acruing or becoming Due to his Majestye in the said county and shall duly account for and pay the same to his officers of his Majesty's Revenue for the time being on or before the second Tuesday in June Annually and shall in all other things and Faithfully Execute the said Office of a Sheriff during his Continuance therein then the Above Obligation is to be void and of none effect. Signed Xpher Mason, John Jones, James Walker, Peter Williams, David Williams, Michael Roberts, Richard Evans, John Carlos. Acknowledged in Court 25 February, 1765. Court held for Brunswick the 25 Day of Febry 1765, Bond was acknowledged by the Obligors & OTBR. Book 8, page 2-3.

We, Christopher Mason John Jones James Walker Peter Williams David Williams Michael Roberts Richard Evans and John Carlos are held and firmly bound unto our sovereign Lord King George the third, in the sum of one Thousand pounds Current Money to which paiment to be made to our Sovereign Lord the King, we bind ourselves, 25 Febry 1765, Condition of ye above obligation is such that whereas Christoper Mason is Constituted and Appointed Sherif of the County of Brunswick During Pleasure by Commission from the Governor under the seal of the Colony dated 18 February 1765, if therefore Christopher Mason shall well and truly collect & receive all officens Fees & Dues put into his hands to collect and duly account for and pay the same to the Officers to whom such fees are due, at such times as are prescribed and limited by law and shall well and truly execute and due return make of all Process and Precepts to him directed and pay and satisfy all sums of money and tobacco by him received by virtue of any such process to the person or persons to whome the same are due, and in all other things shall truly and faithfully perform the said office of Sheriff during the time of his continuance, the obligation to be void. Acknowledged in court 25 February 1765. Signed Xpher Mason, John Jones, James Walker, Peter Williams, David Williams, Mich. Roberts, Richard Evans, John Carlos.  page 3-4.

Indenture made 1 August 1764, betw. Lewelling Jones of Brunswick and Peter Randolph Bland of the Town of Blandford of the other part, for five Hundred pounds, sells to the said Peter Randolph Bland, twenty slaves namely Tony, Estham, Matt, Frank, Jane, Moll, Dilse, Anniky, Bess, Tom, Marget, Frank, Mulattoe, Josua, Ned, Robin, Tom Mulattoe, Pheby, Peter Rachel, Isham, and their Increase. Signed Lewelling Jones. Witnesses: Ann Wynne, Hukey Williams, John Willis, Jr. Court 25 Febry 1765, Indenture acknowledged by Lewelling Jones and OTBR. page 4-5.

I, Robert Mitchell of Dinwiddie County am held and stand firmly bound unto Thomas Lanier of Brunswick County in the just and full sum of One Thousand Pounds, to be paid unto the said Thomas Lanier, dated 18 February 1765. Condition of obligation is that if the above Robert Mitchell shall upon the above Thomas Lanier dismissing a suit in Chancery Commenced against the said Robert Mitchell in the County of Dinwiddie deliver up his whole right title claim and property to the following slaves viz: Lucy Peter Lucy and Umphry and also the slaves that are the Right of Dower of Sarah Rachell? Mother of the said Robert Mitchell viz. Fanny Tony Agge late Charles Arter and also shall pay his own costs in the suit in Chancery then the above obligation to be void. Signed Robert Mitchell. Witnesses: Isham Smith, Francis Thornton. Court 25 February 1765, Bond proved by the oaths of Isham Smith and Francis Thornton and OTBR. page 5-6.

Indenture made 28 January 1765 between John Hunt of Brunswick County and Richard Roper of same, for sixteen pounds, sells to Richard Roper one certain tract or parcel of Land containing one hundred & forty acres, Scituate lying and being in the Parrish and County aforesaid & on the North side of Rocky Run and Bounded as followeth, Beginning at the Rocky Run as aforesaid at the Mouth Called the Tarkill Branch from thence up the said Branch to a Corner from thence along a line of new marked Trees to a Corner joyning Adam Simms's line from thence along the said Simms line to the aforesaid Rocky Run from thence Down the said Rocky Run to the Beginning. Signed John Hunt. Witnesses: Stephen Sisson, Thomas Sisson and Nehemiah Nolly (bhm). Memorandum that peaceable possession and seizin was had & taken by John Hunt and delivered to him his Heirs and assigns by the within mentioned John Hunt. Signed John Hunt. Court 25 Febry 1765, Indenture and Memorandum proved by the oaths of Stephen Sisson Thomas Sisson and Nehemiah Nolly. page 6-8.

Indenture dated 5 Decemr. 1764, betw. Henry Morris of Saint Andrews Parish in Brunswick County, and Lewis Brown of same, for divers good causes and consideration but more especially for consideration of the sum and quantity of four thousand weight of Inspected Tobacco, sell unto the said Lewis Brown, one certain Tract or parcell of land scituate lying and being in the County of Brunswick and adjoyning the said Browns Land and the land of Richardson Stith and the said Morris containing by Estamation one Hundred and Sixty acres, it being part of a larger tract of land formerly granted to the said Henry Morris by Letters patent bearing date at Wmsburgh the twelfth day of January 1746, the said one Hundred & sixty acres being bounded as followeth, Beginning at the Country Road thence Runing along the said Browns line to Richardson's Line thence along Richardson's line to Stiths the said Richardson's and the said Morris's Corner thence along Stiths line to the Reedy Branch which divides the said Morris's land from Baileys thence Down the Reedy branch crossing the Cool spring branch to Bailys line at the Road aforesaid thence Down the Road to the beginning. Signed Henry Morris. No witnesses. Memorandum quiet and peaceable possession and seizen this day delivered to him Signed Henry Morris. Court 25 Febry 1765, indenture & Memorandum of Livery of Seizen thereon endorsed acknowledged by Henry Morris. page 8-11.

Indenture made 5 January 1765, betw. Thomas Twitty Senr. of Saint Andrews Parish, Brunswick County and Peter Twitty his son of same, for Naturall Love and Affection, and five pounds, sell to Peter Twitty, one certain tract or parcell of land containing Four Hundred acres, it being part of a Larger Tract lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the North Side of Meherrin River & bounded as follows Begining at the mouth of Rattle Snake Branch on Briery Creek runing up the sd. Branch as it Meanders to Russells Path, from thence to the Head of the Bull Branch on Williams's Line thence down the branch to Edmund Ruffins Line, thence along the sd. Ruffins Line to Jno. Greshams Line thence along the said Greshams Line to John Johnsons Line, thence along the said Johnsons Line to Brierey Creek, thence across the sd. Creek to Richard Hagoods Corner White Oak on James Thorntons Line, thence along the sd. Thorntons Line to a Corner Red Oak on George Stegalls Line thence down the said Line to the begining. Signed Thomas Twitty. Witnesses: John Russell, John Twitty, Ralph Gresham. Court 25 February 1765, Indenture proved by the oaths of John Russell John Twitty & Ralph Gresham the witnesses thereto and OTBR. page 11-12.

Indenture made 6 January 1765, between Thomas Twitty Senr. of Brunswick County and George Twitty his son of same County and parish of Saint Andrews, for Natural Love & Affection and five pounds, sells to George Twitty, one Certain Tract or parcell of Land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the North Side of Meherrin River it being all that Tract or parcell of Land Bought of John Rivers whereon I now Live & Bounded as follows Beginning on Meherrin River at John Threadgills line Runing along the said line to the aforesaid River thence Down the said River to the Beginning for one Hundred & eighty one acres. Signed Thomas Twitty. Witnesses: Frances Williams, John Twitty, Ralph Gresham, John Russell. Court 25 Febry 1765, Indenture proved by the oaths of John Twitty Ralph Gresham and John Russell three of the witnesses thereto & OTBR. page 13-14.

Indenture made 22 October 1764, between Zachariah Simms of Saint Andres parish, Brunswick County, and Thomas Lyall of same County, Meherrin Parish, that the said Zachariah Simms and wife, for twenty five pounds, sell to Thomas Lyall, one certain tract or parcell of Land, lying and being on the South ____ of Meherrin River upon the pole Bridge Branch in Brunswick County, containing 150 acres, it being part or parcel of a Tract of Land formerly Granted by patent to George Simms decd. and Left by will to the said Zachariah Simms, the said 150 acres being bounded as followeth, Beginning at a Turky (sic) Oak at the head of the pole Bridge Branch thence Runing a west Corse (sic) to two small Red oak sapplins upon the Cart path and out the said Cart path as the Line goes to a Corner White Oak thence Runing a East Course, Crossing the Westart Road to a Black Jack upon Wars Line thence along the said line to a corner pine thence East as it meanders to a white Oake upon the said pole Bridge Branch thence up the said Branch to the beginning. Signed Zachariah Simms and Mary Simms. Witnesses: James Hinton, Burrell Simms, Isaac Row Walton. Memorandum that 22 October 1764, peaceable possioned (sic) and seizin delivered unto Thomas Lyall. Signed Zachariah Simms and Mary Simms. Witnesses: Burrell Simms, James Hinton, and Isaac Row Walton. Court 25 February 1765, Indenture & Memorandum of Livery of Seizen thereon Endorsed were Acknowledged by Zachariah Simms and Mary the wife of the said Zachariah personnally appeared in Court & having been first prively examined as the Law Directs freely & Voluntarily Relinquished her Rig (sic) of Dower in the Lands within Mentioned & OTBR. page 14-16.

Indenture made 25 February 1765, between Thomas Harrison of Brunswick and Parish of Saint Andrews and Edward Smith of Sussex County, for one Hundred & fifty pounds, sell to Edward Smith, on Certain Tract or parcell of Land Scituate Lying & being in the County of Brunswick & on the South Side of the Three Creeks, Containing Two Hundred Acres, bounded by the Lines as follows Beginning at a red Oak at the side of the Three Creeks from thence to a Mulberry tree fore & aft from thence to a persimmon tree from thence to a pine fore & aft from thence to the Spring branch to a butterwood from thence up the Varrious Courses of the Run of the said Branch to Mr. William Allens Line from thence turns Down the said Allens line to a Corner Hickory on John Maclins line thence along the said Maclins line to John Willis's line thence along the said Willis's line down to the Three Creeks aforesaid thence up the various Corses (sic) of the Run of the said Creek to the red Oak where it first begun. Signed Thomas Harrison. No Witnesses. Court 25 February 1765, Indenture acknowledged by Thomas Harrison & OTBR. page 17-18.

Indenture made     day of         1765, between Mason Bishop of Brunswick County and Joseph Bishop of same, for Thirty pounds, sells to Joseph Bishop, all that Seat Tract or parcell of Land Scituate lying & being in the County of Brunswick, containing one Hundred & Twenty acres, and bounded as followeth, Beginning at a spanish Oak in the Left hand of the said Mason Bishops Race paths then along a new line of marked trees to a Corner white Oak at the head of a Little branch then Down the same to the Head of a Large Branch thence down the same to Joell Parrishs Corner popler in the said Branch then down the said branch to John Parrishs line and up the said parrishs line to a corner red oak then along a Line of marked trees by the Race paths to a red oak at the foot of the Race paths Isaac Bishops line. Signed Mason Bishop (bhm). No witnesses. Memorandum that on 25 Febry 1762, I Mason Bishop did by Turf & Twigg deliver to Joseph Bishop possession & sezon of the Land. Signed Mason Bishop (bhm). No Witnesses. Recevd. the     day of         1762 of the within Joseph Bishop the sum of thirty pounds. Signed Mason Bishop (bhm). Court held for Brunswick County 25 Februuary 1765, this Indenture & Memorandum of Livery of Seizen & Receipt thereon Endorsed were acknowledged by Mason Bishop and OTBR. page 18-20.

Indenture made 22 February 1765 between Mason Bishop of Brunswick County and Isaac Bishop of same, for Twenty pounds, sells unto Isaac Bishop, all that Seat Tract or parcell of Land scituate Lying & being in the County of Brunswick Containing one Hundred & fifty acres, and bounded as follows: Beginning at a red oak in John Parrishs Line thence along Parrish Line to Mason Bishops Spring branch then along Jos: Parrishs Line to a corner Red oak thence a Straight Line of markt Trees to a Corner Gum in a branch uupon the said Joseph Parrishs line then down the branch to the Main branch to the Mouth of the Little branch then up the little branch to a Corner Shrub White Oak to the Beginning. Signed Mason Bishop (bhm). no Witnesses. Court 25 February 1765, Indenture was acknowledged by Mason Bishop & OTBR. page 21-22.

Indenture made 20 October 1764 between Ambros Harwell and Margret his wife of Brunswick County and Eward (sic) Sanders of Lancaster County, for five pounds, sells to Edward Sanders, one Tract or parcell of Land lying and being in the County of Brunswick Containing by Estamation one Hundred & Twenty five Acres, it being part of a Tract of Land Thomas Bull the Twelfth day of January one Thousand Seven Hundred and forty six and bounded as followeth: Beginning at a branch thence a Strait Course to a Croner Shrub White Oak thence South sixty Six degrees West ninty eight poles to Ralph Jacksons line thence along his Line North Seven degrees Est (sic) Eighty poles to his Corner red oak thence along the said Line East four degrees West Seventy Six poles to his Corner red oak thence along the said Jacksons line fifty two Degrees west fifty four poles to the Ready Creek thence up the said Creek as it mainders (sic) to the Beginnig (sic). Signed Ambros Harwell and Margret Harwell (bhm). Witnesses: Joel Threwittts, nathaniel Green, swan Prichard. Court 25 February 1765, Indenture was acknowledged by Ambros Harwell and Margret the wife of the said Ambros personally appeared in Court & having been first privly Examined as the Law Directs freely & Volunterily Relinquihsed her Right of Dower. page 22-24.

Indenture made the 30 October 1764 between Lemuel Harwell and Lucretia his wife of Brunswick County and Edward Sanders of Lancaster County, for five pounds, sells to Edward Sanders, One Tract or parcell of Land lying and being in the County of Brunswick Containing by Estamation One Hundred & Twenty five Acres it being part of a Tracct of Land Granted Thomas Bull in the Year one Thousand Seven Hundred & forty six and boudned as followeth: Beginning at the Mouth of a great Branch thence up the sd. Branch to a white on (sic) the same thence South Eighty Degrees East One Hundred & seventy two poles to a white Oak thence a Straight Course to a branch thence down the said Branch to the Creek thence up the said Creek to the Mouth of the great branch to the Beginning. Signed Lemuel Harwell. Witnesses:: Joel Threewitts, Nathaniel Green, Swan Prichard. Court 25 February 1765, Indenture acknowledged by Lemuel Harwell & OTBR. page 24-26.

Indenture made 24 November 1764, between Robert Proctor & Mary his wife of Brunswick County and Henry Fort of Southampton County, for Thirty five pounds, sells to Henry Fort, One Certain Tract or parcell of Land Containing four Hundred Acres, lying and being inthe County of Brunswick aforesaid and bounded as followeth: Beginning at Rawlings Corner white Oak on a branch thence along his line South Thirty Six Degrees East forty four poles to his Corner red oak thence South Seventy one? degrees West One hundred & fifty four poles to his Corner pine on a Road thence along the said Road Eastwardly Two Hundred & Eighty two poles to a black Jack on the same thence North fourteen Degrees East Two Hundred & thirty nine poles to a small Red oak in a Meadow thence North Seventy Six Degrees West sixty four poles to a Shrub White Oak thence South Sixty four degrees west Eighty poles to a forked white Oak on a branch thence down the said Branch as it meanders to the first Station formerly Granted the said Robert Proctor by Letters patent bearing Date at Wmsburgh in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty two. Signed Robert Proctor and Mary Proctor (bhm). Witnesses: james Dugger, John Dugger Jr., John Andross, John Tirbyfill Jr. Court February 25, 1765, Indeutre was proved by the Oaths of James Dugger John Dugger Jr and John Andross and OTBR. page 26-28.

I Lemuel Lanaier (Lanier in margin) of Mehrrin Parish, Brunswick County, for One Hundred & seventy five pounds paid by David Peeples of same, sell to David Peeples Four (sic) Negros Hector Tony & Aggy, one Deskk Two feather beds & furnature, the 20 day of June 1764. Signed Lemuel Lanier. Witnesses: David Lanier and Jehu Peeples. Court 25 February 1765, Bill of Sale was acknowledged by Lemuel Lanier & OTBR. page 28-29.

I Lemuel Lanier of Meherrin Parish and Brunswick County, for Natural Love and Affection which I have and do bear to my Daughters Molly Lanier and Sally Lanier and also for their advancement in this world give unto Jehu Peeples of said County which said Jehu is grandfather to the said Molly and Sally, a certain female Slave Named Beck and also a female Child named Cate and Daughter of the said Beck, and their future increase, in trust that the hire labour and profit of the said Slaves Beck & Cate and their Increase shall be used paid out and Expended by him the said Jehu for and towards the maintenance and Education of the said Molly and Sally Lanier until such time as they or either of them shall attain the age of Twenty one years or be married and also that when they or either of them shall arive to such age or be married that he the said Jehu Peeples shall cause a Reasonable & Equitable Division of the said Slaves to be made between the said Molly and Sally. In case either of my said Daughters Molly and Sally Lanier should die before they arive to such age or Marriage that then the said Negroes Beck and Cate and their Increas are to pass and go to the Survivor and her Heirs, dated [---] day of [---] 1765. Signed Lemuel Lanier. Witnesses: Thomas Maclin, James Robertson (bhm), Edward Caple (bhm) Court 25 February 1765, Deed of Trust was acknowledged by Lemuel Lanier & OTBR. page 29-30.

I Mark Harwell of Sussex County, for the Love good will & Affection that I have and do bear unto my son Ishmael Harwell of Brunswick and for his advancement and preferment in this World, give to the said Ishmael Harwell, One Certain Tract or parcell of land lying Scituate in the County of Brunswick Containing by Estamation Three Hundred & fifty one Acres, it is the Tract of Land I Purchased of John Roberson and whereon my said son Ishmael Harwell now lives and is bounded thus Beginning at a White Oake on William Gowers Branch thence Down the said Branch to a Chestnut Oak thence along Capt. Frederick Maclins Line to Joseph Carters Line thence along the said Carters line to a branch on Kettle Stick thence up the sid Branch to Alexander Watsons line thence along the Said Watsons line to John Colliers line thence along the said Colliers line to Frederick Maclins line thence along the said Maclins line to the Beginning on Gowers Branch, this 23rd day of February 1765. Signed Mark Harwell. Witnesses: James Mangam, Thomas Hunt, Richard harwell. Court 25 February 1765, Indenture was proved by the oaths of James Mangam Thomas Hunt & Richard Harwell & OTBR. page 30-31.

Indenture made 24th December 1764 between James Turner of Brunswick County and Robert Howard of same, for One Hundred and fifty pounds, sells to Robert Howard, Two Certain Tracts of Land scituate and being in the County of Brunswick and Containing Two Hundred Acres; the One Containing One Hundred acres being formerly Granted to George Jordin by Patent baring Date the fifth Day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty Three since became in vested to the said Turner and bounded as followeth: Beginning at a Spanish Oak on the west side of the Little Swamp of Fountains Creek thence North Sixty five Degrees West Sixty one pole to a Gum in a bottom thence South west fifty five pole to a pine thence South Sixty degrees west Sixty pole to a Red Oak then South Thirty Degrees East Seventy four pole to a pine then East Eighty pole to a Gum by the said of the Little swamp aforesaid and Down the Various Courses of the Run of the said Swamp to the Beginning; the other being part of Large Tract of Land surveyed by Colonel Allen and since became Envested to the said Turner and bounded as followeth: Beginning at a gum a foremost tree in fountains Creek runing out a Southwest Course along the forementioned line of the Other Tract and Cornering at a Turky Oak thence Runing a North Course to a Gum on fountains Creek then down the Various Courses of the Runs of the said Creek to the Beginning. Signed James Turner (bhm) and Amy Turner (bhm). Witnesses: John Cook, Robert Peebles, and John Peebles (bhm). Memorandum that on the [---] day of [---] 1764 peaceable & quite possession and seizon were delivered to Robert Howard. Signed james Turner (bhm) and Amy Turner (bhm). Witnesses John Cook, Robert Peebles and John Peebles (bhm). Court 25 February 1765, Indenture and Memorandum of Livery of Seizon were proved by the oaths of John Cook, Robert Peebles and John Peebles and Amy the wife of the same James personally appeared in Court and having been first Privily Examined, freely & Voluntarily relinquished her Right of Dower. page 32-33.

Indenture made 8 January 1765, between Henry Chappell of Brunswick County and John Howard of Warrick County, for Two Hundred and fifty pounds, sells to John Howard, one certain tract of Land Scituate and being in the County of Brunswick and Containing Three Hundred forty and Seven Acres and bounded as follows: Beginning at Parks Corner Maple on the Beaverpond Run of fountains Creek thence by his Line South eighty eight poles to his Corner Red Oak on Turners Line thence by his Line North sixty five Degrees West eighteen poles to his Corner Whiteoak thence West forty eight poles to his Corner Whiteoak thence Sixty four degrees West twenty two poles to his Corner Gum thence North Thirty degrees East Two Hundred and Twenty four poles to a Cypress tree on the Creek thence North fifty degrees East Twenty poles to a Holly Tree thence North Two Hundred and Thirty Six poles to a black Oak thence North forty five degrees East sixty Six poles to a Maple on the great Swamp thence Down the said Swamp to fountains Creek and up the Run of the said Creek to the Mouth of the Beaver pond Run thence up the said Run to the Beginning Two Hundred & thirty five acres part there of formerly Granted to James Chappell by Patent bearing date 17th of August 1725 the Residue a Hundred & Twelve acres since taken up by the said Henry Chappell. Signed Henry Chappell. Witnesses: John Peebles, Drury Wyche, John Peebles Jr. (bhm), Robert Howard (bhm). Memorandum that on the 8th day of January 1765, peaceable & quiet possession and seizon delivered to John Howard. Signed Henry Chappell. Witnesses: John Peebles, John Peebles, Jr. (bhm) and Robert Howard (bhm). Court 25 February 1765, Indenture and Memorandum of Livery of Seizon proved by the Oaths of John Peebles John Peebles Jr & Robert Howard. page 34-35.

I William Ezell Senr. of Brunswick County for Forty five pounds paid by Amos Horton of Sussex County, sell to Amos Horton, one Certain Messuage and Tract of Land Scituate lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the North Side of fountains Creek butted & Bounded as followeth: Beginning at a Gum thence North Thirteen Degrees East one Hundred and fourteen Chains to a Hickory Saplin thence South seventy one Degrees East twenty two Chain to a red oak and a Hickory on the County Line thence along the County South One Hundred & Eight chains to two large white oaks at the sid of the Low Grounds of the said Creek thence South forty seven degrees west thirteen Chain to a White Oak saplin thence North eight three degrees West thirty two Chains to the low grounds thence along the low grounds to a gum thence north fifty Degrees West Along the Swamp to the Beginning Containing by patent One Hundred Acres. Signed William Ezell Senr. (bhm). Witnesses: William Ezell, Jr., Robert Peebles, John Peebles, John Peebles (bhm). Memorandum that this 4th of February MDCCLXV (1765) peaceable and quiet possession and Seizen of the land was delivered to Amos Horton. Signed William Ezell Senr. (bhm). Witnesses: William Ezell, Jr., John Peebles, Robert Peebles, John Peebles (bhm). Court February 25, 1765, Indenture and Memorandum of Livery of Seizon proved by the Oaths of John Peebles Robert Peebles and John Peebles Jr. & OTBR. page 35-38.

John Dewberry of Saint Andrew Parish and Brunswick County, Planter, for Twenty Two pounds, paid by William Dewberry of same Parish and County, planter, sell to William Dewberry one Negro Man Slave named Tom, one white mare and her Increase branded with three Dotts, one Bridle and Sadle and my Crop that is now Growing consisting of Corn & Tobo, In Trust, that if I, John Dewberry shall well and truly pay to the said William dewberry, the full and just sum of twenty two pounds, at or upon the tenth day of June 1766 with lawfull interest thereon then this present writing is to be void, dated this X day of August MDCCLXIV. Signed John Dewberry (bhm). Witnesses: Thomas Dewberry, Nathaniel Lewis. court 25 February 1765, this Bill of Sale was proved by the Oaths of Thomas Dewberry and Nathaniel Lewis & OTBR. page 38-39.

Indenture made 26 November 1763, between William Parham of Albemarl (sic)Parish & Sussex County, and George Booth of same, for four hundred pounds, sells to George Booth, one Tract or parcell of Land lying and being in the County of Brunswick Containing Three Hundred and Eighty Nine Acres and formerly granted by patent bearing Date the Thirty first Day of May, 1753 unto David Williams and bounded as follows: Beginning at Cornelius Cargills Corner on the Beaverpond Creek thence along his line north thirty five degrees East three Hundred and twenty poles to a small oak thence North Thirty four degrees East one Hundred and Seventy nine poles to a shrub white oak thence North forty Six degrees West two Hundred & fifty four poles to a popler on the Beaver pond Creek aforesaid thence Down the said Creek according to the Several Meanders theof (sic) to the place where it begun. Signed William Parham. Witnesses: Thomas Vines, Jr., Thomas Booth, George Parham. Memorandum that Quite and Peaceable possession and Seizin were delivered to George Booth the 5th day of December 1763. Signed William Parham. Witnesses: Thomas vines Jr., Thomas booth and George Parham. court 25 day of February 1765, Indenture and Memorandum of Livery of Seizon acknowledged by William Parham & OTBR. page 39-31.

Indenture made 15th February 1765, between Thomas Flewelling of Brunswick County and George Booth of Sussex County, for One Hundred pounds, sells to George Booth, all that Tract or parcell of Land scituate lying and being in the County of Brunswick and by Estamation One Hundred and Seventy Acres, and bounded as is mentioned set forth and expressed in a certain deed or Indenture given and granted unto the said Thomas Flewelling by Richard Berry and recorded in the Court of Brunswick County. Signed Thomas Flewelling. Witnesses: William Averis, Rawleigh Hightower, Thomas Anderson, Mary McTyer. Memorandum that quiet possession and seizin were delivered to George Booth the 15th day of February 1765. Signed Thomas Flewelling. Witnesses: William Averis, Rawleigh Hightower, and Thomas Anderson. Court 25 February 1765, Indenture and Memorandum of Livery of seizon were proved by the oaths of William Averis, Rawleigh Hightower, & Thomas Anderson & OTBR. page 41-42.

Indenture made 30 July 1764, between Kinchen Taylor of Hertford County, North Carolina, Merchant, and Miles Cary & Henry Taylor of Southampton County, whereas Miles Cary and Henry Taylor did at the request of the said Knichen Taylor become bound with him to John Wooddrop of Nansemond County, Merchant, in a bond for payment of Three Hundred and Eighteen pounds and upward and Interest growing due thereon and it is but reasonable that the said Miles Cary & Henry Taylor should be secured from all damage that may arise from their being the said Kinchen Taylors security, Witnesseth that for securing and saving harmless the said Miles Cary & Henry Taylor form all damage by means of their being security for the said Kichen Taylor and also for five shillings, grants to Miles Cary & Henry Taylor, all that plantation Tract or parcell of Land & premises lying & being in the County of Brunswick on Roses Creek which the said Kinchen Taylor purchased of Andrew Troughton Containing by estamation One Thousand Two Hundred acres, and bounded as in patent granted the said Troughton for the same is Expressed, in trust to make sale of the said land for the best price that they can and to apply the money arising from such sale to the paiment of the said bond & Interest due to the said John Wooddrop and the overplus if any to be paid to the said Kinchen Taylor. Signed Kichen Taylor. Witnesses: John Simmons, William Peterson, John Taylor and James Taylor. Received the 39 July 1764, of Miles Cary and Henry Taylor the sum of five Shillings. Signed Kichen Taylor. Witnesses: John Simmons, William Peterson, John Taylor, James Talor (sic). Court 25 March 1765, Indenture and Receipt proved by the oaths of William Peterson, John Taylor and James Taylor and OTBR. page 42-44.

Indenture made 14? December 1764, between Benjamin Harrison of Westover Parish, Charles City County, and William Batte of Martin Brandon Parish, Prince George County, for One Thousand and Ten pounds, sells to William Batte, all that Tract or parcell of Land scituate Lying & being in the County of Brunswick on the South side of Nottoway River Containing by Estamation One Thousand & ten acres Land, and bounded as followeth: Beginning at a beach on Nottoway River at the foot of Sweeds Bridge thence South 20 East three Hundred and seventy four poles to three trees Choped inwards on the Old Line thence along the sd Line North forty five East Thirty four poles to a hickory thence South seventy five East two Hundred poles to a Live Oak on Chatacre Swamp thence Down the Meanders of the Run of the said Swamp 522 poles to Nottoway River thence up the Meanders of the said River five Hundred & Two Poles to the Begining. (the words Elizabeth his wife Interlined in the Seventeenth Line before signed). Signed Benjamin Harrison. Witnesses: Drury Stith, John Ford and Ephraim Parham. Court 25 March 1765, Indenture proved by the Oaths of Drury Stith, John Ford and Ephraim Parham. page 44-46.

Indenture made 23 March 1765, between Ishmael Harwell of Brunswick County, Saint Andrews parish, and Alexander Watson of said County, for Fifty Shillings, sells to Alexander Watson, one certain tract or parcell of Land lying Scituate in the Said County of Brunswick Containing by estamation three acres, it is bounded thus Beginning at several White Oaks Chopted inwards Corner to the said Watson John Collier and the said Land thence along the said Colliers Line to the mane Road thence along the Road to where the said Watsons Line crosses the Road thence along the said Watsons Line to the Beginning. Signed Ishmael Harwell. witnesses: James Maclin Jr., Joseph Carter, Thomas Reighley? (bhm). Memorandum that on 23 March 1765, peaceable possession and seizen were delivered to Alexander Watson. Signed Ishmael Harwell. Witnesses: James Maclin Jr., Joseph Carter and Thomas Reighley? (bhm). Received of Alexander Watson the full sum of fifty Shilings the 23 March 1765, Signed Ishmael Harwell. Witnesses: James Maclin Junr. and Joseph Carter. Court 25 march 1765, Indenture, Memorandum of Livery of Sezen and Receipt acknowledged by Ishamel Harwell and OTBR. page 46-48.

To be Continued.....