Brunswick County, Deed Book 15 (Part 2)

Brunswick County, Virginia
Deed Book 15
[Continued]

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List of Surveys of Land made in Brunswick County from July 22nd, 1785 to July 22nd, 1790.

DATE FOR WHOM SURVEYED IN WHICH PARISH NO. OF ACRES
December 9, 1785 Weatherington Preston Meherrin Parish 22 acres
December 9, 1785 Lewis Collier St. Andrews Parish 20 acres
March 18, 1786 James Singleton Meherrin Parish 2 acres
April 10, 1786 Matthe. Bishop & Wm. Bishop St. Andrews Parish 187 acres
February 27, 1787 William Adams Ditto 172 acres
February 28th William Adams Ditto 168 acres
March 5 Matthew Bishop Ditto 330 acres
March 15 Moredeth Moss Meherrin Parish 14 acres
March 16 James Singleton Ditto 102 acres
April 5th Joseph Taylor St. Andrews Parish 145 acres
April 18th George Trotter Ditto 583 acres
May 4th Thomas Walton Meherrin Parish 504 acres
September 28th James Binford Ditto 609 acres
October 1, 1788 Theo. Harrison Ditto 8 acres
December 3rd James Binford Ditto 609 acres
March 11th, 1789 Millicent Tilman Ditto 158 acres
March 12th Thomas Claiborne Ditto 10 1/2 acres
March 12th William Justice Ditto 28 acres
January 23, 1790 Isham Trotter St. Andrews 56 1/2 acres
March 30 Theo. Field (inclusive) Ditto 2,100 acres
April 6th Partin Bass Ditto 123 acres
April 7th Benjamin Bass Ditto 33 acres

By Thos. Stith, Survr. Brunswick County Court May 28th 1792.
This list of surveys was returned by Thomas Stith, Senior, surveyor of this County & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 261.

This Indenture made the 6th day of March, 1780 between Augustine Willis of the County of Bute in North Carolina of the one part and Henry Tazewell of the County of Brunswick in Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred Pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Henry Tazewell all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick adjoining the plantation whereon the said Tazewell said lives and containing Two Hundred and Twenty Three acres within the following bounds Beginning at a branch of Laurels and Uriahs Branch running thence South Seventy Degrees East One Hundred and Forty Poles thence South One Degree East One Hundred and Thirty Four Poles thence South Seventy Degrees West Ninety Poles thence South Ten Degrees West One Hundred and Fifty Poles to a Chestnut White Oak in Uriahs thence up the said branch according to its various meanders to the Beginning being part of a tract of land now in the possession of Mr. Waller . . . Signed by Aug. Willis and witnessed by D. Fisher, Thos. Lundie, and Wm. Fanning. Brunswick County Court July 23rd, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Augustine Willis party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 262.

This Indenture made the 12th day of May, 1790 between Anthony Walke & Anne his wife of the County of Princess Anne of the one part and Theophilus Field of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred & Seventy Seven Pounds . . . by these presents do confirm unto the said Theophilus Field . . . all that tract of land which the said Walke bought of Isham Trotter containing by Thomas Stiths survey 267 acres . . . situate in the County of Brunswick on the South side of Nottoway River and bounded as followeth Beginning on the said river adjoining Richard Elliott land and keeping his line to John Elliott line thence running along the same to the said Fields line thence along Mr. Field's line to the river thence up the said river to the first station . . . Signed by Anthony Walke and Anne Walke and witnessed by Humphrey Richards, Thomas Richards, John James Thweatt, Hamilton Jones, and Joshua Ivey (his mark). Memorandum May 12th 1790 This day full & peaceable possession of the within mentioned tract of land is granted to Theo. Field by Anthony Walker in presence of John James Thweat, Thos. Richards, Humphrey Richards & Hamilton Jones. Brunswick County Court July 23rd, 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale and Memo thereon endorsed was proved by the oath of Humphrey Richards a witness thereto and having been proved on the 28th day of June 1790 by the oaths of Thomas Richards & John James Thweatt also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 264.

This Indenture made on this 23rd day of July, 1792 between John Latimer of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Betty Birdsong of the same County of the other part know ye that I the said John Latimer for and in consideration of the natural love and tender affection which I have and do bare toward my loving daughter Betty Birdsong . . . have given granted and confirmed unto my daughter Betty Birdsong . . . a Negro boy named Pompey . . . Signed by John Latimer. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Deed and Gift was acknowledged by John Latimer party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 265.

This Indenture made this 9th day of February, 1789 between George Richerson of the Parish of Meherrin and County of Brunswick of the one part & George Hearne of the same Parish & County of the other part Witnessth that the said George Richardson for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty Pounds . . . hath granted bargained deed sold and do by these presents grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said George Hearn . . . all that tract or parcel of land situate in Meherrin Parish in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation Eighty Acres & bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at Sewards line at a Red Oak thence to Joseph Masons & Wessons corner on a Red Oak thence along Masons line to Sewards thence along Sewards to the Beginning . . . Signed by George Richeson and witnessed by Xpher Thrower, William Bettey, and Jorden House. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oath of Jordon House a witness thereto and having been proved on the 24th day of August 1789 by the oaths of Christopher Thrower & William Betty also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 266.

This Indenture made this 2nd day of June 1792 between Charles Hicks of the County of Brunswick and Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and Isaac Hicks of the said County & Commonwealth of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of Forty Seven Pounds 10/6. . . which the said Charles Hicks owes and is justly indebted to the said Isaac Hicks of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia and which the said Charles Hicks honestly . . . wishes and desires to secure satisfy and pay to the said Isaac Hicks and in consideration of the further sum of Five Shillings . . . doth grant give sell alien and absolutely confirm to the said Isaac Hicks . . . one large sorrel horse saddle and bridle one gunn a cart and wheels one sorrel filly four head of cattle including a yoake of oxen the said Charles Hicks purchased of James Smith two feather beds & furniture one walnut desk and walnut folding table . . . upon trust nevertheless that the said Isaac Hicks . . . shall and will after the first day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Eight when he the said Isaac Hicks shall think proper or the said Charles Hicks shall request the same which ever of these circumstances may first happen shall sell after giving ten days previous public notice and advertisement for the best price that can be had for the same the said horses cattle sheep feather bed and the other above mentioned property and out of the money arising had or paid by the sale of the said property to be sold pay or cause to be paid to the said Isaac Hicks . . . the said just & full sum of Forty Seven Pounds Ten Shillings and Six Pence with lawful interest thereon from this day . . . Signed by Charles Hicks. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Deed in Trust was acknowledged by Charles Hicks party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 267.

This Indenture made this 7th day of December 1791 between James Pearson of Greensville County of the one part and Johnson Pearson of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy pounds . . . doth bargain and sell unto the said Johnson Pearson . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Brunswick containing by estimation three hundred acres and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING on Quarles Swamp at a Burch from thence up the Rocky Branch to a pine thence a South course to a pine on hineses line thence along Hineses line Waltons line thence along Waltons line to a white oak creek thence down the said creek to Quarles Swamp thence down the said swamp to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by James Peerson and witnessed by Richard Fletcher, Charles Pearson (his mark), Littleberry Pearson. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 270.

This Indenture made and indented the 26th day of August 1791 between Lucy Newsom of the County of Dinwiddie of the one part and William Edward Brodnax of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for & in consideration of the sum of three hundred and forty one pounds ten shillings . . . doth give grant bargain sell enfeoff and confirm unto the aforesaid William Brodnax . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick (vizt) BEGINNING at a red oak, Thomas Butlers corner & bounded by the lines of Thos. Butler, Isaac Read Talivers, Peter Jones, David & Coleman which said land contains by estimation four hundred & forty two acres . . . Signed by Lucy Newsom and witnessed by Thos. Brodnax, H. Power, Jno. Videll, Jr. and D. Call. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Daniel Call a witnessed thereto and having been proved on the 22nd of February last by the oaths of Thomas Brodnax & Henry Power also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 271.

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

This Indenture made the 30th day of August 1779 between Richard Clifton Southampton County of the one part and William Wren of Brunswick County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty pounds . . . do grant bargain sell align and confirm unto the said William Wren . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres . . . lying and being in Brunswick County on Carters Creek the head of Cattale Creek it being the land formerly belonging to William Massey afterwards belonging to Benja. Rives son of George and bounded by the known antecent and reputed bounds thereof . . . Signed by Richd. Clifton and witnessed by William Andrews, Daniel Moloby [Noloby], Mary Person, Stephen Butler, and Claiborne Clifton. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sell was proved by the affirmation of Steven Butler a witness thereto and having been proved on the 25th day of October 1779 by the oaths of William Andrews & Daniel Moloby [Noloby] also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 274.

This Indenture made this 14th day of July 1792 between Mark Clanton of Northampton County State of No. Carolina of the one part and Jordan House of the County of Brusnwick and State of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds . . . hath granted bargained & sold and by these presents doth grant bargain & sell unto the said Jordan House . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . it being in Brunswick County & State of Virginia and bounded as followeth (vizt) BEGINNING on Rattlesnake Creek corner on a pine thence along Ledbetters line to the Indian Head Creek thence up the said Creek to Claibornes entry to Wessons line thence along Wessons line to Benja. Clarys line & along the said Clarys line to Rattlesnake Creek thence down the said Creek to the first station . . . Signed by Mark Clanton and witnessed by James Fletcher and John Rogers. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 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 276.

This Indenture made this 23rd July 1792 between James Macan and Mary Mason [sic] his wife of the County of Brunswick Planter of the one part and William Gee of the same County of the other part witnesseth that the said James Macan and Mary Macon his wife for divers good causes themselved hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the full and just sum of thirty pounds . . . doth freely & absolutely give grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said William Gee . . . a certain tract or parcel of land on the South side of Meherrin River in the above said County containing one hundred acres of land be the same more or less and bounded as follows (vizt) BEGINNING at the red oak on Marshalls line thence along Marshalls line to Sack Penningtons line thence along Penningtons line to the old road to a white oak thence along the road to the BEGINNING on a red oak on Marshalls line . . . Signed by James Mccan and witnessed by Alexander Green, Wm. Mitchell and Hamlin Freeman. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by James Mccan party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 277.

This Indenture made this 28th day of January 1791 between Thomas Carter of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Robert Allen of the County of Mecklenburg of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds . . . doth give grant bargain sell align release enfeoff & confirm unto the said Robert Allen . . . one certain tract or parcel of land consisting of two hundred acres . . . bounded by Zebulon Lewis Edward Birchet & Binns Jones & Thos. Walpole (to wit) BEGINNING at a corner poplar on Birchetts line thence on the said line to Jones's line thence on the said line to the red oak on Walpoles line continuing from thence to Zebulon Lewis's line on Bryery thence down the said Bryery Branch to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Thomas Carter and witnessed by Edward Birchett, Thomas Crowder and Drinkard Steagall. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Thomas Crowder a witness thereto and having been proved on the 25th day of April 1791 by the oaths of Edward Birchett & Drinkard Steagall also witnesses thereto the same is order to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 278.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Thomas Edmunds & John Stith Gentlemen Greetings whereas Thomas Carter & Ann Carter his wife of the County of Brunswick by their Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date this 28th day of January have sold unto Robt. Allen of the County of Mecklenburg the fee simple estate of two hundred acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Ann Carter can not conveniently travel to our Court . . . to make acknowledgement . . . therefore we do give you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgement which the said Ann shall be willing to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Ann Carter and receive her acknowledgement of the same & examine her privately & apart from the said Thomas Carter her husband . . . the 7th day of March 1791. By virtue of this commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Ann Carter the wife of the within named Thomas Carter . . . and received her acknowledgement of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this twenty sixth day of March 1791. Signed by Thos. Edmunds and Jno. Stith. Brunswick County Court June 27th 1791. This Commission for taking the relinquishment of Anne Carter wife of Thomas Carter to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale to Robert Allen together with a certificate of the execution thereof was returned which are ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 279.

This Indenture made the 26th day of January 1792 between Edmund Crowder Frederick Tucker and Mary his wife James Crowder Thomas Crowder Ann Crowder and Elizabeth Crowder of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Benjamin Bass of the same County of the other part . . . that the said Edmund Crowder Frederick Tucker &c James Crowder Thos. Crowder Ann Crowder and Eliza. Crowder's heirs &c of Mark Crowder decd. for and in consideration of the sum of fifty three pounds ten shillings . . . do give grant bargain sell confirm and release unto the said Benjamin Bass one tract of land with the mill & all the appertenances thereunto belonging containing three acres . . . which said land and premises was devised by the Last Will and Testament of our father Mark Crowder decd. to us his six children then under age and hath since been sold by the decree of the worshipful Court of Brunswick County unto the above said Benjamin Bass for the above said consideration who now hath the same in his possession . . . Signed by Edmd. Crowder, Frederick Tucker, and Mary Tucker and witnessed by Frederick Bass, Benjamin Green and William Pepper. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and Mary Tucker wife of the within named Frederick Tucker being first privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 281.

This Indenture made this 26th day of January 1792 between Edmund Crowder Frederick Tucker and Mary his wife James Crowder Thomas Crowder Ann Crowder and Eliza. Crowder of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Frederick Tucker & William Edward Brodnax of the same County of the other part . . . heirs &c of Mark Crowder decd. for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and twenty eight pounds ten shillings . . . do give grant bargain sell confirm and release unto the said Frederick Tucker and William Edward Brodnax one tract of land and premises containing by estimation three hundred and forty six acres . . . to be divided between them according to their agreement . . . thereunto belonging which said lands and premises was devised by the Last Will & Testament of our father Mark Crowder decd. unto us his six children then under age (and have since been sold by the decree of the worshipful Court of Brunswick County unto the above said Frederick Tucker and William Edward Brodnax) for the above said consideration he now have the possession of the said same . . . Signed by Edmd. Crowder and witnessed by Frederick Bass, Benja. Green and William Pepper. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto as to Edmund Crowder and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 282.

This Indenture made this 7th day of August 1792 between George Hermon of Brunswick and Colony of Virginia of the one part and John Williamson of the same County and Colony of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . hath bargained sold infeased and confirmed unto the said John Williamson . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situate in Brunswick County on Lick Branch containing one hundred & fifty acres . . . BEGINNING at a white oak thence along a line of markt trees to a white oak on John Fletchers line, thence along a line of markd trees to a white oak on Harwood Clarys line from thence along a line of marked trees to a white oak thence along a line of marked trees to the First Station . . . Signed by George Hermon (his mark) and witnessed by Lewis Huskey, Benskin Hermon (his mark), George Hermon (his mark). Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 282.

This Indenture made this 22nd day of May 1792 between William Warwick & Co. of the one part and Matthew Myrick of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred fifty pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell unto the said Matthew Myrick . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation two hundred & sixty four acres . . . and bounded as followeth (vizt) BEGINNING at Owen Myricks corner post oak in Alleys line thence along the said Alleys line to a white oak corner thence along the said Alleys line to a corner post oak in Browns line thence along the said Browns line to a corner post oak in Myricks line thence along the said Myricks line to a corner pine in Nathl. Masons line thence along the said Masons line to Owen Myricks line thence along the said Owen Myricks line to the First Station . . . Signed by William Warwick and witnessed by Samuel Wright, Martha Cuningham, Benja. Lashley and Howell Lashley. Brusnwick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Warwick party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 285.

This Indenture made the 24th day of April 1792 between Charles Edmunds of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Buckner Stith of the same County of the other part . . . for and in the consideration of the sum of five pounds . . . he the said Charles Edmunds hath bargained granted and sold & liened and confirmed unto the said Buckner Stith . . . two Negro men slaves named Tom and Binn . . . in trust nevertheless and it is the true intent of these presents that whereas the said Charles Edmunds being indebted unto Smith Hampton the just sum of seventy pounds . . . due on Bond and being willing and desirous to secure the said Smith Hampton in the payment thereof with interest from the 24th day of April 1793 . . . doth agree that it shall and may be lawful and he doth ____ give unto the said Buckner Stith power and authority immediately after the 24th day of April 1793 on giving ten days publik notice to sell to the highest bidder for ready money the slaves aforesaid and to apply the money arising from such sale to the payment of the above mentioned sum of seventy pounds with lawful interest from the 24th day of April 1793 . . . But if it shall so happen that the said Charles Edmunds shall on or before the expiration of the term aforesaid or at the day of sale pay unto the said Smith Hampton the said sum of seventy pounds with interests and costs aforesaid in full then this Indenture shall be null and void and of no effect as if the same had never been made . . . Signed by Chas. Edmunds and witnessed by Thomas Scarbrough, David Hampton, Henry Hampton, and Jeremiah Hampton. Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was proved by the oaths of David Hampton and Jeremiah Hampton two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 286.

This Indenture made this 8th day of August 1792 between Hartwell Bass of the County of Brunswick in the State of Virginia of the one part and William Brown of the County of Surry in the same State of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of six pounds . . . doth by these presents . . . bargain sell alien enfeoff release and for ever make over unto the said William Brown . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid on the South side of Great Creek BEGINNING at a red oak South 25 degrees East to a pine stump corner thence North forty six degrees East 71 poles to post oak corner thence North 2 degrees 35 poles to an elm on the road thence up the road as it meanders up to the BEGINNING containing six acres . . . Signed by Hartwell Bass and witnessed by Thos. Gholson, Benja. Lane, and Robert Torrance. Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Hartwell Bass party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 288.

This Indenture made this 8th day of August 1792 between William Brown of the County of Surry in the State of Virginia of the one part and Hartwell Bass of the County of Brunswick in the same State of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty two pounds . . . doth by these presents . . . bargain sell alien infeof release and make over unto the said Hartwell Bass . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid on the South side of Great Creek BEGINNING at Thos. Gholsons corner three small dog woods thence South 25 degrees East 140 poles to the road to a red oak thence the road meanders up to Gholssons line thence North 2 degrees East 155 poles to the BEGINNING containing thirty two acres . . . Signed by Will. Browne and witnessed by Thos. Gholson, Benja. Lane and Rober Torrance. Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 289.

This Indenture made this 27th day of August 1792 between Phillip Lightfoot Thomas Lightfoot of Brunswick County and Wm. Lightfoot of Northampton County of the one part and John Ingram of Brunswick County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty two pounds. . . to give grant alien & confirm unto the said John Ingram . . . onc certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing one hundred and forty nine acres the graveyard excepted ten yards square and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at Thos. Browns corner poplar on a branch thence along his line to Wm. Browns on Wild Cat Creek thence down the creek to the mouth of a great branch thence up the said branch to John Allens line thence along Allens line to John Ingrams line thence along Ingrams line to a branch thence down the branch to Wilcat creek on Aron Haskins line thence up the said creek to a branch thence up the branch to Branns corner poplar at the BEGINNING . . . containing the one hundred & forty nine acres the graveyard excepted . . . Signed by Phillip Lightfoot and Thomas Lightfoot, and witnessed by Drury Mitthes, Bartholomew Ingram, James Mathis, James Brann, and John Brown. Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Philip Lightfoot one of the parties thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 291.

This Indenture made the 28th day of March 1792 between Thomas Stith, Jr. of Brunswick County of the one part and John Clayton of the same County of the other part . . . for and in the consideration of the sum of ten pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell alien & confirm unto the said John Clayton . . . a certain parcel of land situate in the said County of Brunswick containing twenty acres . . . is bounded as followeth BEGINNING at their & Edmund Stith's black jack thence along the said Claytons line North thirty six & an half degrees East ninety four poles to a shrub oak South seventy seven degrees East thirty seven poles to Field's corner red oak (dead) thence along Fields line North three degrees East twenty four poles to a Black Jack; thence a new line North seventy seven degrees West forty eight poles to a small white oak saplin thence a new line South thirty six & a half degrees West one hundred & seven poles to a black jack South forty five degrees East twenty four poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Thomas Stith, Jr. and Susanna Stith and witnessed by William Abernathy (his mark), Clayton Abernathy and Miles Williams. Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of William Abernathy a witness thereto and having been proved on the 23rd day of July 1792 by the oaths of Clayton Abernathy and Miles Williams also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 292.

This Indenture made 26th day of December 1791 between James Singleton of the County of Brunswick of the one part & Randolph Singleton of the aforesaid County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . doth give grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Randolph Singleton . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing one hundred & forty four acres . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a white oak on a branch thence North two degrees East one hundred & forty eight poles to a hicory [sic] on Avents Creek thence down the said creek as it meanders to a white oak on the creek thence South five degrees West two hundred poles to a live oak thence South forty four degrees East one hundred and fourteen poles to a red oak on a branch thence down the said branch as it meanders to the BEGINNING including one hundred acres sold of and now the property of Peter Thomas the elder . . . Signed by James Singleton and witnessed by John Singleton, Laborn Short (his mark) and Meridoth Moss. Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by James Singleton party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, pag 293.

This Indenture made this 19th day of January 1767 between Robert Peebles and Lucy his wife of the Parish of Meherrin in the County of Brunswick of the one part & Drury Mitchell of the County and Parish aforesaid . . . for divers good causes and considerations him thereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of twenty hoggs & three pounds . . . doth . . . grant bargain & all remore release and forever quit claim and confirm unto the said Drury Mitchell . . . one tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the aforesaid Parish & County containing two hundred acres . . . being part of a survey of five hundred & thirty eight acres BEGINNING at a white oak at Fountains Creek on the South side thence along the patent line to the roanoak road thence along the said road to the ruty branch thence up the said branch to Henry Wyche's line thence along the said Wyche's line to Fountains Creek thence up the said creek to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Robert Peebles and Lucy Peebles, and witnessed by John Peebles, Henry Clark, and John Peebles (his mark). 11th August 1792, this deed was acknowledged before me by Robert Peebles & Lucy his wife. Signed by Brax. Robinson. Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Braxton Robinson a witness thereto and having been proved on the 26th day of January 1767 by the oaths of John Peebles and John Peebles also witnesses thereto the same are ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 295.

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

This Indenture made this 25th day of August 1792 between Arthur Dailey of the County of Brunswick of the one part and George Malone of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the just & full sum of twelve pounds . . . doth give grant bargain sell release and confirm unto him the said George Malone . . . one certain tract piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at Steagalls & Penningtons corner pine near Blacks road thence on Penningtons line to Dailys Branch being George Malones old line thence down the branch to Blacks road thence the road to Steagalls line thence on his line to the BEGINNING containing by estimation twelve acres . . . Signed by Arthur Dailey (his mark) and witnessed by Miles Malone, Joseph Williams, and Edwd. Birchett. Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Arthur Dailey party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 298.

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

This Indenture made this 1st day of May 1792 between William Lanier of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and Martha Field, Thomas Stith & Thomas Lundie Executors of Henry Simmons deceased of the other part . . . for and in consideration of his being justly indebted to Martha Field, Thos. Stith & Thomas Lundie Executors as aforesaid in the sum of two hundred and six pounds two shillings which he is anxious & desirous to secure the payment to the said Executors and for the farther consideration of five shillings to the said William Lanier in hand paid . . . sell bargain alien enfeoff grant & absolutely confirm to the said Martha Field, Thos. Stith & Thomas Lundie one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid containing six hundred and sixty seven acres . . . being the plantation whereon he now lives . . . in trust nevertheless that they the said Martha Field, Thos. Stith, or Thos. Lundie shall and will after the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety four or whenever the said Executors think proper or the sd. William Lanier shall request whichever of these circumstances shall first happen sell and expose for sale for the best price that can be got or had for the same after having given ten days previous public notice the said bargained land . . . Signed by William Lanier and Thos. Lundie. Brunswick County Court Augsut 27th 1792. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was acknowledged by William Lanier party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 299.

This Indenture made and indented into the 25th day of August 1792 between Sterling Peebles late of Brunswick County of the one part and William Edward Brodnax of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and eighty pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said William Edward Brodnax . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the aforesaid County and bounded as followeth that is to say BEGINNING on the South side of the Reedy Creek at a corner black gum and thence along a line of mark trees adjoining the land of said Peebles mother lives on to a corner hicory thence along the said line to a corner red oak (____ being the land the said Peebles purchased of James Vaughan) thence along the said Mrs. Peebles line to a black gum on the said Brodnax land he lives on thence on his line to an elbo hicory thence along the said line to a corner hiccory adjoining the land that was Mark Crowders and thence along that line to a corner hiccory on the aforesaid creek thence up the said creek as it meanders to the BEGINNING the same containing three hundred & forty two acres . . . to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Brodnax his heirs and assigns forever (except the use of one hundred & twenty seven acres which Jehue Peebles Sr. has his life in) . . . Signed by Sterling Peebles and witnessed by Jno. Camp, J. Wilkins, W. W. Wilkins and Hinchia Mabry. Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Joseph Wilkins, William W. Wilkins and Hinchia Mabry three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 301.

This Indenture made this 4th day of January 1792, between William Hamilton of the County of Brunswick & State of Virga. of the one part and Edmund Webb of the same County & State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eighty two pounds ten shillings . . . doth absolutely bargain and sell unto Edmund Webb one certain tract & parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick on waters of the Lizard Creek and bounded by the lands of Daniel Huff, James Huff, Herbert Haynes and Peter Reed containing by estimation one hundred & sixty one acres . . . Signed by William Hamilton and witnessed by James Huff. Brunswick County Court August 27th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Hamilton party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 303.

This Indenture made this 7th day of March 1792 between Charles Smith and Anna his wife of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and James Randle of the said County and State of the other part . . . for and in consideration of ninety two pounds . . . doth hereby bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said James Randle . . . a certain tract or parcel of land containing by a late survey of Thomas Stiths one hundred and eight four acres . . . lying in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows (vitz) BEGINNING at a post set up for a corner adjoining James Randles, thence along the said Randles line to Briggs Goodrichs line thence along the said line to Rattlesnake Church Road thence along the said road to Briggs Goodrich line which the said Briggs Goodrich bought of George Walton Sr. thence along the said line to a corner on Charles Smiths line from thence a straight line made by Thomas Stith in presence of Cuthbert Neal Edward King and Stephen Smith to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Charles Smith and Anne Smith and witnessed by John Walton, Jr., as to C. Smith, H. Harris do, Cuthbert Neal do, Edward Dromgoole do. Brunswick County Court September 24th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Charles Smith & Anne his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which said acknowledgement the said Anne being first privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 304.

This Indenture made this twelfth day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety two between Charles Smith and Anna his wife of the county of Brunswick in the State of Virginia of the one part and Clement Green of the said county and State of the other part Witnesseth that the said Charles Smith for and in Consideration of the sum of three hundred pounds . . . in hand paid by the said Clement Green . . . doth hereby bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Clement Green . . . a certain tract or parcel of land Containing by a Late Survey of Thomas Stith's four hundred and twenty one acres be it the same more or less lying in the county of Brunswick aforesaid and bounded as follows (Vizt.) BEGINING at Randles Corner post thence along Briggs Goodrich's line to a red oak a corner on George Waltons line thence along the said Waltons line to an ash a corner on the said Waltons line on white Oak Creek, thence along the said Waltons line to a scrub oak thence along the said Waltons line to a Samll white oak a corner tree on James Randles line thence along the said Randles line to a shrub oak (down) thence along the said Randles line to a pine a Corner, thence along the said Randles line to his Corner post thence along a Division line between Jas. Randle & Clement Green made by Thos. Stith in presence of Cuthbert Neal Stephen Smith and Edward King to the Beginning . . . signed by Charles Smith and Anne Smith, and witnessed by Edward Droomgoole (as to C. Smith), Alexr. Williams, John Walton, Jr., Adam Sims, and Isham Rideout (by his mark). Brunswick County Court September 24th, 1792. This Indenture of bargain and sale was acknowledged by Charles Smith and Ann his wife parties thereto to be their act and Deed and Ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Ann being first privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 306.

This Indenture made this 24th day of September . . . one thousand seven hundred and ninety two between Mark Jackson executor of the last will and Testament of John Warren decd. of the one part & Baxton Wray of the other part Witnesseth that whreas the said John Warren in his said last will & Testament did Devise all his land lying in the county of Brunswick to be sold reference being thereunto had will mor fully and at large appear Now this Indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Forty pounds . . . paid by the said Baxton Wray . . . by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Baxton Wray . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Brunswick aforesaid Containing by estimation seventy acres, It being part of the Land mentioned in the said Will, and bounded as followeth (Vizt) BEGINNING at a willow oak on the long branch thence up the meanders of the said Branch to a corner ash thence off to Paul hartwells Corner thence by his line a new line of Marked trees to the beginning . . . and the said Mark Jackson for himself and his heirs and the heirs of the said John Warren decd. the aforesaid tract of land and premises unto the said Braxton Wray . . . free and clear from the claim of him the said Mark Jackson exeuctor as aforesaid and from the claim and demand of all and every other person or person . . . shall and will warrant and forever defend . . . signed by Mark Jackson. This Indenture of bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Mark Jackson Executor of John Warren decd. party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 307.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA TO Thomas Cocke John Goodwyn and John Fisher Gentlemen Greetings of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia whereas William Tomlinson and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Greensville by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 23rd day of April 1792 have sold unto Anselm Ivey of the County of Greensville the fee simple estate of eighty two acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Elizabeth can not 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 Elizabeth shall be will to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Elizabeth and receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said William her husband . . . the 28th day of May 1792. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Elizabeth the wife of the within named William Tomlinson . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands & seals this 26th day of July 1792. Signed by Thos. Cocke and John Goodwyn. Brunswick County Court September 24th 1792. This Commission for taking the relinquishment of Elizabeth Tomlinson wife of William Tomlinson to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale to Anselm Ivey together with the Certificate of the Execution thereof was returned which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 309.

To all persons to whom these presents shall I Matthew Biship do send greeting know ye that I the said Matthew Biship of the County of Brunswick for and in consideration of the love good will and affection which I have and do bear toward my loving sons John and Hermon Bishops of the same county have given and granted and by these presents do freely give and grant unto the said John and Hermon Bishops . . . a certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick and adjoining the lands of William Major Sterling Edmunds & John Flood Edmunds and containing by estimation three hundred & six acres to be divided by a new line passing through the middle leaving one hundred & fifty six acres to the North of said new line which I give to John Biship it being the place he now cultivates and Hermon Bishop to possess the South part of the above land from said line which is now occupied by him and containing one hundred & fifty acres . . . this 8th day of September 1792. Signed by Matthew Biship and witnessed by Jesse Botts, John Blackwell, and Joseph Mason Biship. Deed Book 15, page 310.

This Indenture made this 27th day of February 1792 between William Scott of the County of Dinwiddie of the one part and Peter Hawthorn of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eight thousand pounds of tobacco . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the said Peter Hawthorn . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid containing by estimation one hundred and sixty nine acres . . . and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING on the South side of Shining Creek on William Ogburns line thence running up the said creek on Turnbulls line to the above said Peter Hawthorns line thence on his line to Thomas Taylors line, thence on his line to William Singletons line thence on his line to the said William Ogburns line thence along the said line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by William Scott, Snr. and witnessed by Thomas Taylor, John Matthis (his mark), and Luke Matthis (his mark). Brunswick County Court September 24th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Luke Matthis a witness thereto and having been proved on the 23rd day of April last by the oaths of Thomas Taylor and John Matthis also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 311.

This Indenture made and indented the 5th day of May, 1790 between James Ruffin William Ruffin & Sterling Ruffin sons of Robert Ruffin decd. of the other part and Frederick Jones of Dinwiddie of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and sixty two pounds eight shillings . . . doth give grant bargain sell enfeoff and 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 crosses 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 Baugh line to the corner adjoining Clacks land thence along Clacks to the road, aforesaid thence along sd. road to the BEGINNING the same containing by estimation two hundred and ninety nine acres of land . . . Signed by James Ruffin and William Ruffin and witnessed by Binns Jones, Richd. Clack, Hartwell Tucker, John Bass, and Frdek. Burge. Brunswick County Court September 24th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Ruffin one of the parties thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 313.

Brunswick County Court September 24th 1792. Prescilla Brown wife of Lewis Brown this day acknowledged an Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Lewis Brown to Isham Raney she being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 314.

This Indenture made this 1st day of October 1762 between John Morgain of the Parish of Meherrin in the County of Brunswick and likewise Henry Arthur Smith & Richard Smith of the County of Brunswick of the one part & Benjamin Sykes of the same Parish and County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Benjamin Sykes . . . all that plantation tract or parcel of land containing fore [sic] hundred and sixty acres by patent situate lying and being in the Parish and County aforesaid and on South side of Meherrin River and as followeth (to wit) BEINING [sic] as his own corner red oak thence along his line North thirty nine degrees East twenty fore [sic] poles to a pine thence off West thirty eight poles to Jones corner red oak thence along his line Sout [sic] seventy fore [sic] degrees West sixty fore [sic] to a wite [sic] oak on a branch thence up the said branch as it meanders to a pine on the same thence South fore [sic] degrees East eight poles to Howell Briggs corner pine South seventy one degrees East ninety two poles to his corner pine thence seven degrees East 234 poles to a spanish oak at the Beaver Pond Creek thence down the meanders of the said creek to Fountains Creek thence up the water course of the said Fountains Creek to the mouth of the Cattail Creek thence up the meanders of the said Cattail Creek to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by John Morgain (his mark), Henry Arthur Smith (his mark), and Richard Smith (his mark), Barbary Morgain (her mark) and Amy Smith (her mark), and witnessed by George Rives, William Mosse and Thomas Mosse. Brunswick County Court September 24th 1792. William Massey being sworn deposes and saith that he saw Thomas Massey subscribe his name hereto as a witness at the time he subscribed his and the same having been proved on the 25th day of October 1762 by the oaths of the said William Massey and George Rives also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 315.

This Indenture made the 24th day of September 1792 between Edmund Webb & Elizabeth his wife Thomas Bethshares and Elizabeth Bethshares of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and Asa Holloway of the same County and State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds . . . do clearly & absolutely bargain and sell unto Asa Holloway all that tract & parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the branch of Pee Hill Creek & is bounded as follows BEGINNING at Peter Sinklers corner red oak, thence on his line North 65 degrees East 132 poles to Magees corner hiccory bush thence on his line North 87 degrees East 152 poles to a pine on Harwood Clarys line thence on his line South 46 1/2 degrees West 70 poles to a pine thence South five degrees West 18 poles crossing a branch the line between the said Clary and William Lynch thence on the said Lynches line the same course continued to a pine South 20 West 42 poles to a red oak South 2 degrees West 70 poles to a small spanish oak So. 34 East 43 poles to Buckner Paces corner red oak thence South 67 deg. East 256 poles to a white oak thence South 23 degrees West 140 poles to a beach on Pee Hill Creek thence up the said creek to a gum on the said creek near the mouth of Whitbys branch thence up the said branch as it meanders to John Whitbys corner srub [sic] thereon thence on his line North 57 West 114 poles to a black jack thence West 78 poles to his Hezekiah Throwers corner sweet gum on the Stony Lick branch thence on his line North 22 East 62 poles to a srub [sic] oak thence North 58 East 6 poles to the BEGINNING containing by estimation four hundred & fifteen acres . . . Signed by Edmund Webb and Thomas Bethsares (his mark). Brunswick County Court September 24th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Edmund Webb & Thomas Bethseres parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 317.

This Indenture made this 6th day of February 1792 between Alexander Green & Sarah his wife of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and George Woodlief of the same County & of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . hath granted sold aliened released and confirmed unto the said George Woodlief . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying in said County containing two hundred and forty nine acres and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at Masons corner ash thence along his line to a red oak, thence along Chaney Williams's line on Owen Myricks to a corner shrub oak thence along Myricks line to the old fort road thence down the said road to Jesse Edwards's line to a spanish oak in sd. Edwards's line thence by the said line to a poplar in head branch of Lightfoots Creek thence down the said branch and creek as it meanders to the mouth of the first mentioned branch thence up the meanders of the said branch to the ash mentioned Masons corner ash the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Alex. Green and Salley Green (her mark) and witnessed by George Johnson, Joseph Atkins, and Absm. Bennitt. Brunswick County Court September 24th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Alexander Green & Sally his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgment the said Sally being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 319.

This Indenture made this 8th day of May 1792 between Jesse Holloway of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and John Thomas of the County and State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . doth clearly & absolutely bargain & sell unto the said John Thomas one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick & on the South side of Pee Hill Creek and is bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at John Clarys corner black jack on William Moselys line thence along Moseley's line North 56 degrees West to a white oak thence North 55 East 16 poles to a pine thence North 45 West 160 poles to a spanish oak on Pee Hill Creek thence down the said creek to John Clarys corner hiccory [sic] on the said creek a little below the mouth of Edmonds's spring branch thence along a straight line of new markt trees called Clarys new line to the BEGINNING containg [sic] by estimation one hundred & fifty three acres . . . Signed by Jesse Holloway and witnessed by James Huff, Asa Holloway, and Samuel Mosely. Brunswick County Court September 24th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Jesse Holloway party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 320.

This Indenture made this 21st day of August 1792 between William Huskey of Brunswick County and State of Virginia of the one part and Lewis Huskey of the County and State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideratin of one hundred pounds . . . doth give grant bargain sell enfeoff confirm & make over unto the said Lewis Huskey . . . all that plantation and tract of land lying and being in the County and State aforesaid and on the North side of Pee Hill Creek containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . and bounded as follows (vizt) BEGINNING at Thomas Bethshares's corner beech on the said creek thence by his line North twenty eight degrees East one hundred & forty two poles to his corner white oak thence North sixty four degrees West one hundred and twenty poles to a white oak on a branch thence up the said branch to a poplar on the same on Jones's line thence by his line to a branch called Smiths branch thence by Smiths branch to the mouth of the same at Peehill Creek thence up the meanders of the said creek to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by William Huskey (his mark) and witnessed by Jesse Holloway, William Hood, Thomas Edmonds (his mark) and James Huskey. Brunswick County Court September 24th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Jesse Holloway, William Hood & James Huskey three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 321.

This Indenture made this 2nd day of June 1792 between Robert Brown Laodicia Dungel, Milly Dungel, Salathiel [or Lalathiel] Dungel of the County of Northampton in the State of North Carolina of the one part and Giles Rideout of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & fifty pounds . . .to them the said Robert Brown Laodicia Dungil Milley Dungil & Salathial [or Lalathail] Dungill . . . doth by these presents bargain sell alien & confirm unto the aforesaid Giles Rideout . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the aforesaid County of Brunswick and the State of Virginia and containing by estimation five hundred and twenty acres . . . and bounded as followeth (vizt) BEGINNING at Nicholas's corner white oak on Pole Cat Branch thence up the meanders of the said branch to a pine near the head of the same thence by Mordica Jones's line North twenty two degrees East forty six poles to his corner pine thence off North forty five degrees East eighty six poles to a red oak on David Adams's line thence by his line East ten poles to Benjamin Jones corner white oak thence by his line South fifteen degrees fifty four poles to a corner red oak in the line of Ruebin Clements estate South sixty five degrees East forty one poles to a corner black jack in the said Clements's line thence by the line of Peter Pelham South one hundred and twenty two poles to his corner pine thence South thirty two degrees East seventy six poles to a corner black jack in the said Pelham line South twenty nine degrees West ninety six poles to his corner pine South sixty five degrees East one hundred and thirty poles to his corner hicory [sic] thence by his line South sixty degrees East ninety six poles to his corner pine South fifteen degrees West one hundred & four poles to a pine in Simms line thence South thirty four degrees West one hundred and forty two poles along the said Simm's line and crossing the road to his corner hiccory [sic] thence West sixty eight poles to a black jack in the said line thence by Ansolems Iveys line North thirty seven degrees West thirty six poles to William Rideouts corner thence by his line North eight degrees West one hundred & eighty eight poles to Nicholas's corner hiccory [sic] thence by his line North ten degrees East forty six poles to his corner white oak thence North one hundred & thirty two poles to his corner white oak thence North seventy three degrees West one hundred & sixty poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Robert Brown (his mark), Laodicia Dungel (her mark), Milley Dungel (her mark), and Salathiel [or Lalathiel] Dungel (her mark), and witnesssed by Heartwell Raines, Jesse Holloway, Benjamin Lashley, and Person Williamson. Brunswick County Court September 24th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Heartwell Raines, Jesse Holloway & Benjamin Lashly three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 323.

This Indenture made this 18th day of October 1792 between Thomas Clary and Scalah his wife of Brunswick County & State of Virginia of the one part and Owen Myrick of the 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 Owen Myrick . . . one certain tract or parcel of land in Brunswick County containing by estimation two hundred & fifty acres . . . being part of two greater dividends of land one part patented to Edward Clanton & the other part Harwood Clary & the same land that was devised to him by his father Harwood Clary lying on the North side of Rattle Snake Creek & bounded as follows (viz) BEGINNING on a red oak on Rattle Snake Creek a corner in Owen Myrick line thence along the said Myricks line to a sweat [six] gum on little Rattle Snake Creek a corner tree in James Smiths line thence along Smiths line to a white oak thence along the said Smiths to a spanish oak corner what formerly cornered on a pine Nannys & Smiths corner thence along Nannys line to a corner pine in Nannys and Ledbetters line, thence along Ledbetters line to the Indian head branch corner on a pine thence down the said branch to Rattle Snake Creek thence down the meanders of said creek to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Thomas Clary (his mark) and Selah Clary (her mark) and witnessed by James Fletcher, Peter Read, James Smith (his mark), and Pleasant Smith (his mark). Brunswick County Court October 22nd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Thomas Clary and Selah his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which said acknowledgement the said Selah being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 326.

This Indenture made this 18th day of October 1792 between Asa Holloway of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and William Lynch of the County and State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . doth clearly and absolutely bargain and sell alien release & confirm unto the said William Lynch a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in County of Brunswick on the waters of Pee Hill Creek and bounded as follows viz BEGINNING at Peter Singeleas corner red oak thence along his line North sixty five degrees East one hundred & thirty two poles to Magees corner hickory bush thence along Magees line North eighty seven degrees East one hundred & fifty two poles to a pine on Herod Clarys line thence along his line South forty six & a half degrees West seventy eight poles to a pine thence South twenty five degrees West eighteen poles crossing a branch the line between the said Clary & William Lynch thence along the said Lynches line, the same course continued sixty four poles to a pine thence South twenty degrees West forty two poles to a red oak thence South two degrees West seventy poles to a small spanish oak thence South thirty four degrees East to Buckner Paces corner red oak thence West twenty three degrees North along a new chopt line to a maple on John Edmunds spring branch thence down the said branch as it meanders to Whitbys branch thence up the said branch as it meanders to Whitbys corner scrub oak thereon thence along his line North fifty one degrees West one hundred & fourteen poles to a black jack thence west seventy eight poles to his & Hezekiah Throwers corner sweet gum on the Stony Lick Branch thence along his line North twenty two degrees East sixty two poles to a scrub oak thence North fifty eight degrees East six poles to the BEGINNING containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . Signed by Asa Holloway. Brunswick County Court October 22nd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Asa Holloway party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 328.

This Indenture made this 28th day of February 1792 between James Atkins of the County of Brunswick of the one part & Robert Morris of sd. County of the other part . . . that the said James Atkins Sr. for and in consideration of the just & full sum of seventy five pounds . . . doth give grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Robt. Morris . . . one certain tract piece or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County aforesaid on Meherain [sic] & bounded by the lands of William Marshall Sack Pennington Asa Gresham & Philemon Russel and Meherain River containing by estimation one hundred & ten acres . . . Signed by James Atkins and witnessed by Lucs. Gee, Sack Pennington, and Jabez Northington. Brunswick County Court October 22nd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by James Atkins. Sr. party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 330.

This Indenture made this 25th day of July 1791 between Sele Ezell & Clara Ezell of Brunswick County of the one part & Archibald Ezell & Samuel Ezell of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twelve pounds . . . do grant bargain sell enfeoff and confirm unto the sd. Archibald & Samuel Ezell . . . all the right title interest claim & demand which we ever had now or may hereafter have of in and to two hundred and thirty seven acres of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick being all that tract or parcel of land whereon our father Joseph Ezell lived and died adjoining the lands of James Batte, Thomas Stokes, & Thomas Maclin . . . Signed by Sele Ezell and Clara Ezell and witnessed by Balaam Ezell, John Davis and Stephen Gibbs. Brunswick County Court October 22nd 1792. This Indenture of Release was proved by the oaths of Stephen Gibbs a witness thereto and having been proved on the 25th day of July 1791 by the oaths of John Davis & Balaam Ezell also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 331.

1790 December 10th. Received of Mr. David Rosser who was guardian of Elizabeth Davis orphan of William Davis decd. cash Bond to amount thirty three pounds six shillings & eight pence and a tobacco Bond for fifteen hundred & thirty one pounds Petersburg tobacco it being in full of all demands on Accont. his being guardian for the said orphan. Signed by Allen Bass and witnessed by William Andrews, Absalem Harris and Samuel Andrews. Brunswick County Court October 22nd 1792. This receipt was acknowledged by Allen Bass party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 332.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of April 1792 between Jabez Northington and Ann his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and John Longbottom of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . do grant bargain and sell unto the said John Longbottom . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows vizt. BEGINNING at the saw scaffold branch running up the said branch to the first prong thence along a line of marked trees thence to a corner black gum on Loves line thence along his line to Charles Hicks line and thence along his line to the BEGINNING containing by estimation one hundred and fifty eight acres . . . Signed by Jabez Northington and Ann Northington and witnessed by John Jones, Edwd. Birchett, and Thos. Claiborne. Brunswick County Court October 22nd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 333.

This Indenture made this 3rd day of March 1792 between Thomas Brodnax of the County of Dinwiddie of the one part and William Edward Brodnax of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . whereas the said Thomas Brodnax stands justly indebted to the said William Edward Brodnax in the just sum of eight hundred pounds and is willing and desirous of securing the payment of the same . . . doth grant bargain and sell unto the said William Edward Brodnax . . . the following property (to wit) fourteen Negroes Peach Cato, Roger, Molly, Clary Jenny, Tom Patince Ben, Phillace, James Aarcher Jesse & Mariah, also three head of horses . . . upon these conditions nevertheless that if the said Thomas Brodnax . . . do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said William Edward Brodnax . . . the above sum of eight hundred pounds with lawful interest thereon from the above date on or before the twenty fifth day of December next that then this Indenture and everything therein contained shall cease determine and be utterly void . . . Signed by Th. Brodnax and witnessed by Henry Power and Jno. Power. Brunswick County Court October 22nd 1792. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was acknowledged by Thomas Brodnax party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 334.

This Indenture made this 27th day of September 1792 between James Jones and Leah his wife of the County of Sussex of the one part & John Camp of the County of Greensville of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . doth by these presents bargain sell deliver confirm release & relinquish unto the aforesaid John Camp . . . all the right title claim interest or demade that they the said James Jones and Leah his wife hath in and to a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the North side of Maherrin [sic] River containing by estimation four hundred and ninety six acres . . . and bounded as followeth viz. BEGINNING at a white oak on the side of the said River then North twenty five degrees East one hundred & fifty poles to William Mitchells corner hickory then along his line North fifty nine degrees East forty four poles to a red oak a corner in Ramseys line thence along his line North seven degrees East one hundred and twenty poles to a white oak then North seventy four degrees West three hundred & thirty four pole [sic] to the little creek then down the meanders of the said creek to Meherrin River then down the meanders of the said river to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by James Jones and Leah Jones and witnessed by Wm. W. Wilkins, J. Wilkins, Thomas Jones and Brax. Robinson. Memorandum made this 27th day of September 1792 the aforesd. James Jones & Leah his wife doth hereby acknowledge receipt of the within one hundred pounds by the assignment of John Camps Bond for that sum and do hereby acquit & clear the said Raines or his heirs from the same as witness our hands & seals the day and year above written. Signed by James Jones and Leah Jones and witnessed by Thos. Jones, Wm. W. Wilkins, and Brax. Robinson. Brunswick County Court October 22nd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of William W. Wilkins, Joseph Wilkins & Thomas Jones three of the witnesses thereto and the memorandum thereon endorsed was also proved by the oaths of Thomas Jones & William W. Wilkins two of the witnesses thereto which together with the said Indenture was ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 335.

Brunswick County Court October 22nd 1792. Salley Overby wife of Buckner Overby this day acknowledged an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from the said Buckner Overby to William Walker she being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 337.

This Indenture made the 4th day of January 1792 between Joel Lambert of the County of Mecklenburg of the one part and Thomas Carter of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & thirty pounds . . . doth bargain and sell alien release and confirm unto the said Thomas Carter . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation two hundred & two acres . . . bounded by the lands of Isham Rice Charles Tarpley Joseph Daniel Sarah Oldham and Smith Hampton . . . Signed by Joel Lambert (his mark) and witnessed by Charles Edmunds, Joseph Samford and Wm. K. Samford. Brunswick County Court October 26th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Joseph Samford & William K. Samford two of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 23rd day of July last by the oath of Charles Edmunds also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 338.

This Indenture made this 27th day of April 1792 between Moses Daubins of Linenburg [sic] County of the one part & Frederick Burdge of Brunswick County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . & also in consideration in part for one hundred acres of land . . . conveyed by Moses Daubins and Martha his wife unto the said Frederick Burdge . . . doth grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said Frederick Burdge . . . a tract of land situate in Brunswick County on the red oak creek and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a corner poplar in the said red oak creek between the said Frederick Burdge and Thomas Hailey & so up the said creek to a corner mapel [sic] between Hailey and myself then leaving the creek & soon a straight line to a fore and aft white oake and soon to a large shrub oak fore and aft soon to a corner red oak joining of John Haskin's across the main road to a corner black gum joining of Stith from thence to a corner white oak joining of Stith to a large fore and aft pine from thence down possom quarter to a corner sweet gum along Stiths line to the said Frederick Burdge and Stiths corner in possom quarter and black gum & from thence a straight line to the BEGINNING corner poplar in the red oak creek . . . Signed by Moses Dobyns and witnessed by Jno. Stith, Prissa Burdge and Mary Burdge. Brunswick County Court November 26th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 339.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Benjamin Blick & Thomas Jones Gentlemen Greeting whereas Turner Hunt & Ann his wife of the County of Mecklenburg of the State of North Carolina by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 13th day of December 1790 have sold unto Thomas Gholson of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of two hundred and eighty seven acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Ann 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 . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Ann and receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Turner Hunt her husband . . . the 7th day of November 1792. Signed by H. Hill DCBC. By virture of this commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Ann Hunt the wife of the within named Turner Hunt . . . and have received her acknowledgedment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 12th day of November 1792. Signed by Benja. Blick and Thomas Jones. Brunswick County Court November 26th 1792. This Commission for the taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Ann Hunt to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Turner Hunt and Ann his wife to Thomas Gholson was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 340.

This Indenture made this 10th day of June 1792 between James Jordan & Abigail his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Batts Tatum of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell enfeoff and confirm unto the said Batts Tatum . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying situate in the said County of Brunswick on the North side of Meherrin River containing by estimation two hundred sixty three and a half acres . . . and bounded by Robert Brown William Rideout William Goodrum Benjamin Lashley Hansalm Ivey & Robert Rivers . . . Signed by James Jordan and Abygail Jordan. Brunswick County Court November 26th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by James Jourdan and Abigail his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed & ordered to be recorded to be recorded [sic] previous to which said acknowledgment the said Abigail being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 341.

This Indenture made this 28th day of May 1792 between Heartwell Rains & Buky [Becky ?] his wife of the one part and John Camp of the County of Greensville of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred pounds . . . do bargain sell alein [sic] enfeoff and confirm to him the said John Camp . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid on the North side of Meherrin containing by estimation four hundred & ninety six acres . . . and bounded as followeth (viz.) BEGINNING at a white oak a corner on the river aforesaid in William Mitchells line; thence along his, to a corner hickory thence along his line & the line of Patrick Ramseys estate to a corner white oak; thence along the line of said Ramseys estate &c the line of Thorntons to the Little Creek; thence down the meanders of the Little Creek to Meherrin River; thence down the meanders of the said river to the BEGINNING to as to include all the land formerly patented by James Maclin now deceased and formerly of the County of Brunswick aforesaid reference being thereto had will more fully appear . . . Signed by Heartwell Raines and Becky Raines and witnessed by A. Hill, Hartwell Tucker and Adam Dickson. Brunswick County Court November 26th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Heartwell Raines party thereto to be his act & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 343.

This Indenture made this 27th day of August 1792 between Robert Turnbull as attorney for David Russel & George Purdie of the one part and Joseph Maclin of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds . . . do grant bargain sell enfeoff and confirm unto the said Joseph Maclin one certain tract or parcel of land situate & lying in the County of Brunswick containing four hundred acres . . . and bounded as followeth (vizt.) BEGINNING on a white oak on the East side of Cedar Creek, thence along William Barrows line to a corner scrub oak on Daniels line, thence along the said Daniels line to a white oak corner, thence to a small white oak corner tree on Thomas Harrises line, thence along the said line to a corner red oak, thence along Harriss' line to a corner hickory on the said line, thence to the creek and up the creek to the BEGINNING being the land owned by Robert Read and mortgaged by the said Read to said David Russell and which was purchased by the said George Purdie when it was sold to the highest bidder all which will more fully appear reference being had to the said mortgage or deed of trust duly recorded in the County Court of Brunswick . . . Signed by Robert Turnbull attorney for David Russell & George Purdie, and witnessed by Sterling Tucker, Chs. Haskins, Burwell Wilkes, Henry Maclin and Jesse Turner. Brunswick County Court November 26th 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Robert Turnbull party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 344.

This Indenture made this 25th day of January 1793 betwixt Robert Turnbull of the County of Prince George attorney for David Russell of the City of Glasgow Merchant for the express purpose of the one part and Nathaniel Harper of the County of Brunswick of the other part witnesseth that whereas Robert Read late of the said County decd. was indebted to the said David Russell in a considerable sum of money as will appear by reference to the sundry papers hereinafter mentioned and which said sum of money the said Read being desirous to secure and pay did by instrument of writing conveyed to the said David Russell . . . sundry tracts of land in the said County of Brunswick viz. a certain tract of land whereon the said Robert Read formerly did live another tract of land commonly known by the name of Lamberts another tract of land which he the said Read purchased from Richard Lanier and another tract which he purchased from Charles Roper lying on Nottoway River all of which were by virtue of the said instrument of writing sold to the highest bidder for the purposes therein mentioned and purchased by George Purdie of the County of Isle of Wight to whom a conveyance for the same has never been made and by whom the last mentioned tract known by the name of Ropers has been sold to the said Nathaniel Harper abovementioned for a valuable consideration . . . that for and in consideration of the sum of forty thousand pounds of merchantable crop tobacco past at Petersburg warehouse in hand paid to the said Robert Turnbull attorney for the said David Russell . . . doth bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the said Nathaniel Harper . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick on Nottoway River containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . and bounded by the lands following Hugh Williams's lands, Robert Reads lands, Nathaniel Harpers lands & Nottoway River agreeable to the courses mentioned in the deeds for the forementioned lands all of which will more fully appear reference being thereto had it being that tract of land whereon David Roper formerly lived which had been purchased by Charles Roper from Hugh Williams and by said Roper sold to Robert Read which will also fully appear by reference to the deeds for the same duly recorded in the County Court of Brunswick . . . Signed by Robert Turnbull attorney in fact for David Russell and witnessed by Sterling Quarles, William Quarles, and Moses Quarles, Sr. Brunswick County Court January 28th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Robert Turnbull attorney for David Russell party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 346.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To James Fletcher and Joseph Mason Gentlemen Greeting whereas Edmund Webb and Elizabeth his wife Thomas Bethshares and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 24th day of September 1792 have sold unto Asa Holloway of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of four hundred and fifteen acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Elizabeth Webb & Elizabeth Bethshares 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 Elizabeth Webb & Elizabeth Bethshares shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance . . . and we do therefore command that you personally go to the said Elizabeths and receive their acknowledgment of the same and examine them privately and apart from the sd. Edmund and Thomas theirs husbands . . . the 27th day of October 1792. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Elizabeth Webb & Elizabeth Bethshares the wives of the within named Edmund Webb & Thomas Bethshares . . . and have received their acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 21st day of December 1792. Signed by James Fletcher and Joseph Mason. Brunswick County Court January 28th 1793. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examinations of Elizabeth Webb & Elizabeth Bethshares to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Edmund Webb & Elizabeth his wife & Thomas Bethshares & Elizabeth his wife to Asa Holloway was returned together with the Certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Teste Charles B. Jones, CBC. Deed Book 15, page 349.

This Indenture made this 8th day of January 1793(?) between Bartlet Sims of the County of Brunswick & State of Virginia of the one part & Owen Myrick of the County & State aforesaid of theother part . . . for and in consideration of twenty five pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Owen Myrick . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation fifty acres of land . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows vizt. BEGINNING on a sweet gum Owen Myricks corner on the Westward Road on the Pole Bridge Branch, thence down the said branch on the said Myricks line to Lazarous Williams corner on a willow oak, thence along the said Williams line to Shop Branch to a willow oak on John Simmes line, thence up the said branch to a post oak on the said Simms's line, thence along the said line to the first station . . . Signed by Bartelett Sims and Catey Sims (her mark) and witnessed by E. Webb, Edward Shelton, and Richard Fletcher. Brunswick County Court January 28th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Bartlett Sims & Catey his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which said acknowledgment the said Catey being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 351.

This Indenture made this 28th day of January 1792 between James Johnson and Hannah his wife of Brunswick County of the one part and William Keen Samford of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds . . . do bargain and sell unto the said William Keen Samford . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county aforesaid containing fifty acres and bounded as follows to wit BEGINNING on a branch which is the dividing line between the said James Johnsons land and William Keen Samfords, thence down the said branch to the Great Creek, thence down the creek to Sterling Edmunds line, thence along his line to a branch the dividing line between the said Johnson & James Laffoons lands thence up the said branch to the head and from thence out to the back line of the land which formerly belonged to William Samford Senior in such direction as to make out the quantity of fifty acres and from thence to the beginning . . . Signed by James Johnson and Hannah Johnson. Brunswick County Court January 28th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by James Johnson & Hannah his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgment the said Hannah being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 353.

To all to whom these presents shall come know ye that we William Keen Samford, James Samford, Joseph Samford, William Garner, James Johnson & James Laffoon, all of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia for divers good causes we thereunto moving have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appoint John Haggard of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina are true and lawful attorney for us and in our name and on our behalf to enter upon and take possession of a certain tract or parcel of land granted to us by deed being dated the 9th day of August one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven containing of six hundred and forty acres lying and being in the County of Surry and State of North Carolina as by deed also describing the boundaries of the same we appoint and hereby empower the said attorney to have the said land surveyed or part thereof so as now certainly and accurately to have the said land or any part thereof ____ its boundary regulated and ascertained according to the aforesaid deed and whereas there is many disputes and other claims on part of the said lands contained in the said boundaries of the aforesaid deed our intents is that our aforesaid attorney do regulate the same and fix the boundaries in full state by bringing carrying on and compleating [sic] any suit or suits at law for perfecting the same also to compound and agree with any person or persons therein concerned and whatsoever part he may relinquish to make any deed of conveyance for us and in our names to the fee simple estate thereof and further to do all and every act or thing that may be necessarily to regulate and settle the boundaries thereof and all & every part of the titles in any manner of dispute and all & every act or thing our said attorney may do in and about the same shall be binding against us our heirs executors & administrators and further we do hereby empower him the said John Haggard for us that after the boundaries and titles of the said lands are settled to convey the same to Nathaniel Hix of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina and such conveyance so made by him the said John Haggard for us to the said Nathaniel Hix as aforesaid shall be binding to all intends and purposes as if we were present or did it ourselves. In witness whereof have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this 10th day of December one thousand seven hundred & ninety two. Signed by William K. Samford, James Samford, Joseph Samford, William Garner (his mark), James Johnson, and James Laffoon. Brunswick County Court January 28th 1793. This Power of Attorney was acknowledged by William K. Samford, James Samford, Joseph Samford, William Garner, James Johnson & James Laffoon parties thereto to be their act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 354.

This Indenture made this 15th day of December 1792 between William Wyche Wilkins trustee for Soloman Hall & Edmund Wilkins of the County of Greensville of the one part and Lockett Mitchell of the same County of the other part . . . whereas the said Soloman Hall on the 26th of November 1790 entered into and acknowledged a deed of trust for five hundred acres of land to secure a certain sum of money due from the said Soloman Hall unto Edmund Wilkins to which instrument the said William Wilkins was appointed trustee for the said Soloman Hall & Edmund Wilkins and the said William W. Wilkins on the 6th day of June 1791 proceeded to sell two hundred acres of the said land mentioned in the said deed after giving ten days public notice agreeable to the tenor of the said trust and the said Locket Mitchell became purchaser for the sum of sixty one pounds which said sum of sixty one pounds the said William Wyche Wilkins doth hereby acknowledged to have received of the said Lockett Mitchell and the said William W. Wilkins as trustee in the premises and for the consideration of the aforesaid sum of sixty one pounds . . . by these presents as trustee aforesaid doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Lockett Mitchell . . . the aforesaid tract or parcel of land containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . and is the remainder of the five hundred acres conveyed by the said Soloman Hall unto the said William Wyche Wilkins in trust as aforesaid deducting three hundred acres sold by Soloman Hall & William W. Wilkins to John Pearson which said remainder lyeth in the Counties of Brunswick and Greensville and is bounded as follows BEGINNING at a maple on Quarles Swamp, thence up a small branch to a sweet gum a corner on William Hines's line, thence by Hines's line to a pine a corner in John Pearson line, thence a new made line to a pine a corner on the Rocky Branch, thence down the said branch to a sapplin [sic] a corner on the Quarles Swamp, thence down the same to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Wm. W. Wilkins, trustee. Brunswick County Court January 28th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William W. Wilkins party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 357.

This Indenture made this 4th day of January 1793 between Roger Mallory Sr. & Betty his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part & David Kirkland of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred & twelve pounds . . . hath granted bargained sold aliened enfeoff & confirmed unto the said David Kirkland . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred & thirty acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows, viz, BEGINNING on Sandy Creek bank thence along Mr. Bass's line to Wallaces line thence along Wallaces line to Saunders's line thence along Saunders's line to Ruffins line thence along Ruffins line to Browns line thence along Browns line to Sandy Creek aforesaid thence down the said creek as it meanders to the BEGINNING it being all that tract or parcel of land which the said Roger Mallory purchased of William Thrift . . . Signed by Roger Mallory and Betty Mallory and witnessed by John Williams, Lew. Williams, Howell Duggar, and Roger Mallory, Jr. Brunswick County Court January 28th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Lewelling Williams, Howell Duggar & Roger Mallory, Jr., three of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 359.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Edward Birchett & Sack Pennington Gentlemen Greeting whereas Jabez Northington and Ann his wife of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 23rd day of April 1792 have sold unto John Longbottom of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of one hundred fifty eight & an half acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Ann 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 Ann shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Ann & receive her acknowledgement of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Jabez her husband . . . the 7th day of November 1792. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Ann Northington the wife of the within named Jabez Northington . . . and have received her acknowledgement of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 11th day of December 1792. Signed by Edward Birchett and Sack Pennington. Brunswick County Court February 25th 1793. This commission for taking the acknowledgement and privy examination of Ann Northington to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Jabez Northington and Ann his wife to John Longbottom was returned together with the certificate of the execution thereof & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 360.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Thomas Edmunds & John Haskins Gentlemen Greeting whereas Thomas Lester and Sarah his wife by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 22nd day of May 1779 have sold and conveyed unto Andrew Lester the fee simple estate of two hundred acres of land lying and being in the Parish of St. Andrews in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Sarah cannot conveniently travel to the Court of the County of Brunswick 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 Sarah shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid . . . and we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Sarah and receive her acknowledgement of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Thomas her husband . . . the first day of July 1780. Signed by P. Pelham, Jr. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Sarah Lester the wife of the within named Thomas Lester . . . and have received her acknowledgement of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 9th day of February 1793. Signed by Thomas Edmunds and Jno. Haskins. Brunswick County Court February 25th 1793. This commission for taking the acknowledgement and privy examination of Sarah Lester to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Thomas Lester & Sarah his wife to Andrew Lester was returned together with the certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 362.

This Indenture made this 30th day of September 1789 between James Wasden & Lucy his wife of the County of Greensville of the one part & Daniel Bently of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff & confirm . . . the Daniel Bently one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing by survey fifty acres and bounded as followeth BEGINNING at a white oak a corner tree of Thomas Walltons line thence down the Tarkell Branch to the mouth thence up the Quarles Swamp from thence cross the Wasdens land to the aforesaid Thomas Walltons line from thence along the said Walltons line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by James Wasden and witnessed by Thomas Stith, Sr., William Tomlinson, and Daniel Duggar. Brunswick County Court February 25th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oaths of William Tomlinson a witness thereto and having been proved on the 23rd day of August 1789 by the oaths of Thomas Stith, Sr. & Daniel Duggar also witnesses thereto is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 363.

This Indenture made this 7th day of January 1793 between Thomas Claiborne & Mary his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part & John Drummond of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell enfeoff & deliver unto the said John Drummond . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing eight hundred & forty acres . . . and bounded as followeth (vizt.) BEGINNING at James Bass' & John Houses corner poplar on the head of the Steap Branch that leads into Hickes Creek thence by the said Basses line to a poplar on the Spring Branch thence down the said branch to Joseph Masons corner beech on the said branch thence along the said Masons line across the Great Road to an ash in the Middle Fork of the Indian Head Creek thence down the said Middle Fork as it meaders to the said Masons corner ash in the same thence along the said Masons line to a corner pine thence by the said Mason line to a dead hickory thence along the said Mason line to a read [sic] oak thence to a white oak on the north fork of the Indian Head Creek thence across and along Cary James's line the same course to a spanish oak thence along the said James's line to a red oak on Houses line, thence along Houses line to a lightwood stake thence along said Houses line crossing a branch to a turkey oak thence by the said line crossing the little fork of Rattlesnake Creek to a red oak thence to a white oak in a branch thence along William Wards line to a red oak thence by said Wards line to a shrub oak near the little fork of Rattlesnake Creek thence a crossing Gholsons Road to the said Wards corner spanish oak on a branch of H_yes Creek, thence along Joseph Sewards line the same course a white oak thence to another branch of Hayes Creek to an ash thence along Drury Houses line the same course to a hiccory [sic] bush near the said Houses fence thence to a small white oak thence to small black jact thence along John Houses line to a read [sic] oak thence on said Houses line to a white oak and from thence along the said Houses line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Thomas Claiborne and Mary Claiborne and witnessed by Nathan Fletcher, John Goodrich, Batts Tatum, Jno. Camp and Geo. Woodlief. Brunswick County Court February 25th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Thomas Claiborne party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 365.

January 7, 1793. Received full satisfaction of Thomas Claiborne for the within deed by the renewal of a deed on another property. Signed Jno. Camp and witnessed by N. Fletcher and J. Stith. Brunswick County Court February 25th 1793. This receipt was acknowledged by John Camp party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 367.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of February 1792 between Matthew Davis executor of Robert Powell deceased of the County of Greensville and Sarah Powell widow & relict of said Robert Powell deceased of the one part & John Wills of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . pursuant to the Last Will & Testament of the said Robert Powell and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & fifty pounds do grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said John Wills . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the aforesaid County of Brunswick and on the south side of Meherrin River containing by estimation two hundred & fifty acres . . . and bounded as appears by deed from William Bailey to the aforesaid Robert Powell decd. which being duly proved and recorded in the office of the County Court of Brunswick the 26th day of July one thousand seven hundred & seventy nine reference thereto begin had will more fully appear . . . Signed by Matthew Davis and Mary Powell and witnessed by James Blanks, John Hall, and Robert Powell. Brunswick County Court February 25th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oaths of James Blanks & John Hall two of the witnesses thereto as to Mary Powell and having been proved on the 27th day of February 1792 by the oath of Robert Powell also a witness thereto as to Mary Powell and acknowledged by Matthew Davis also a party thereto to be his act & deed the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 368.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of January 1793 between John Wills of the County of Brunswick of the one part & Green Wynn of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell unto the said Green Wynn . . . all that tract or parcel of land and plantation lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the waters Hayes Creek containing two hundred & fifty acres . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at the mouth of Thomas Williams spring branch on Hayes Creek from thence up the said branch to the lands of Thomas Williams and by his lines to the land of William Blalock and by his lines to the lands of Buckner Ezell on the Woolffit Branch and thence down the said branch to Hayes Creek and from thence down the said creek as it meanders to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by John Wills and witnessed by Daniel Shelton, H. Hill, and John Williams. Brunswick County Court Febraruy 25th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by John Wills party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 370.

This Indenture made this 19th day of February 1793 between Charles Collier of the County of Brunswick & Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part & Allan Love of the said County & Commonwealth of the other part . . . for an in consideration of the sum of two hundred & seventeen pounds & eight pence . . . do grant bargain & sell unto the said Allan Love . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick and in the Parish of Meherrin containing three hundred & eighty three acres . . . and bounded as follows, to wit, BEGINNING at Thomas Prestons corner oak thence along his line South fifty one degrees East ninety six and a half poles to a spanish oak North eighty seven degrees East one hundred & twenty nine poles to a pine on the Long Meadow Branch, thence down the said branch to Beverley Browns corner maple on the same branch, thence along his line North seven and half degrees West one hundred & seventy six poles crossing a branch at two hundred four poles crossing another branch at three hundred & eighty poles to a pine thence along Benjamin Iveys line North sixty three degrees West one hundred & thirty four poles to a Posimmon [sic] bush, thence along Petersons line South sixty nine degrees West forty eight poles to a small spanish oak/ thence along Lewis Hicks line South twelve degrees West three hundred & fifty six poles to a heap of stones in an old field, thence South eighty six degrees West one hundred & twenty two poles to a hickory thence South ten degrees West ten poles to a red oak, thence South seventy two degrees West at fifty eight poles crossing a branch seventy three poles to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Charles Collier. Brunswick County Court February 25th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Charles Collier & Susanna his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed & ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgement the said Susanna being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 371.

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

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 and Miles Alley of the County and State aforesaid . . . for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred pounds . . . doth hereby bargain and sell unto the said Miles Alley one tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a willow oak in Bennyfields Creek in John Fletchers line, thence along Fletchers line to a white in William Browns line thence along Browns line to a post oak in Clantons line, thence along Clantons line to a corner white, thence along the said line to a post oak in John Myricks line, thence along Myricks line to a ash in Bennyfields Creek thence up the said creek to a white oak thence along a line of markt [sic] trees to a post oak thence along a line of markt [sic] trees to a persimmon tree in the head of a branch, thence down the branch to Benningfields Creek to a pine thence up the creek to the beginning containing four hundred and seventy acres . . . Signed by Shade Alley and witnessed by Wm. Credeel, James Williamson, Ben Williamson, Wm. Jones, Ben Easley, Benja. King, and James Alley. Brunswick County Court March 25th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Benjamin King a witness thereto and having been proved on the 27th day of October 1788 by the oaths of William Jones a witness thereto and on the 27th day of June 1785 by the oath of Benjamin Williamson also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 375.

This Indenture made the 28th day of January 1793 between Andrew Meade and Susannah his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Aristotle Eldridge of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . doth give grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the Aristotle Eldridge . . . a certain dividend tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and sixty one acres of land . . . situated in the said County on S side of Couches Run and bounded as followeth BEGINNING a [sic] shrub oak on Thomas Lundies line thence along his line North forty five degrees East one hundred and twenty poles to his corner black jack thence along the said Eledges [sic] line North forty five degrees West two hundred and eighty poles to his corner on Couches Run aforesaid thence up the said run as it meanders to Frederick Burdges corner great pine on the same thence along his line and the courthouse road south two and an half degrees East twenty four poles to great poplar South ten degrees West seventy eight poles to a pine South twenty eight degrees West twenty six poles to a black jack, South forty degrees West forty three poles to a pine South twelve degrees West twelve poles to a new made corner spanish oak thence along a new line South sixty eight and an half degrees East two hundred poles to the beginning . . . Signed by Andw. Meade and witnessed by B. Stith, A. Brown, Joshua Lucy, and Edward F. Sadler. Brunswick County Court March 25th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Andrew Meade party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 377.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of August 1790 between Andrew Meade High Sheriff of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Lewis Collier of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of four pounds one shilling and ten pence . . . doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Lewis Collier one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid and bounds as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at the said Lewis Colliers corner shrub oak on the road leading to Penningtons Ford thence along his line North 35 W 42 poles to a spanish oak N 272 W 72 poles to a white oak N 17 W 52 poles to a white oak on the said road thence along the said road to the beginning containing twenty acres of land out of a tract of about three hundred belong to a certain John Williams so much thereof being sold by the sheriff for the payment of the taxes due for the same under the act of assembly passed October 21st 1782 "intitled [sic] an act to amend and reduce the several acts of assembly for ascertaining certain taxes and duties and for establishing a permanent revenue into an act" . . . Signed by Andw. Meade and witnessed by John Duggar, Jr., Roger Mallory, and Nicholas Edmunds. Brunswick County Court March 25th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Andrew Meade party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 378.

This Indenture made this 13th day of December 1792 between Thomas Carter of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Richard Gregory of the Town of Petersburg of the other part whereas the said Thomas Carter . . . is and stands justly indebted to the said Richard Gregory in the sum of eighty three pounds fourteen shillings . . . as will appear by sundry Bonds now in the possession of the said Gregory executed by the said Carter for the hire of slaves . . . he the said Thomas Carter . . . doth grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Richard Gregory . . . the following property, to wit, two horses three cows & calfs one pr. of oxen & cart three beds & bedsteads 1 set of curtains 4 iron potts, 1 frying pan, 4 pot racks, 1 large chest, 3 large trunks, 2 saddles & bridles, 2 dozn. china plates, 1/2 dozn. dishes 8 pr. sheets, 6 table cloths, 2 dozen towels, 8 pr. pillow cases 8 counter panes, /2 dozen chairs 1 looking glass, 3 tables, 1 chest of drawers, 1 T chest, 1 dozen kneves [sic] & forks, 1 dozn. cup & saucers, 16 head of hogs, 1 tea kettle, 4 flat irons, 8 blankets, 2 spinning wheels 3 pair cotten [sic] cards 1 cotten gin . . . in trust that all and singular the said bargained premises shall by the said Richard Gregory . . . at any time after the first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four be sold to the best advantage for ready money and the money arising from such sale applied toward discharging the said sum of eight three pounds 14- and interest thereon from this day till the same shall be paid . . . Signed by Thomas Carter and Richd. Gregory and witnessed by Herbert Gregory. Brunswick County Court March 25th 1793. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was acknowledged by Thomas Carter & Richd. Gregory parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 380.

This Indenture made this 18th day of February 1793 between John L. Wilkins & Catharine his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and John Clayton of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of sixteen pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said John Clayton . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the aforesaid County containing thirty two acres and bounded as follows, to wit, BEGINNING at a corner shrub oak thence along the said Claytons line North twenty three degrees East thirty seven and a half poles to a black gum on the Beaver Pond Branch, North forty degrees West crossing the said branch at twenty six poles crossing another branch eighty five and a half poles to a black jack thence along Thomas Stith Jr. line South sixty degrees West forty two poles to a shrub oak, thence along a new line South twenty nine degrees East one hundred and eighty poles to a pine in Shorts old line, thence along the said line North fifty three degrees East twenty eight poles to the beginning . . . Signed by Jno. L. Wilkins and Catharine Wilkins. Brunswick County Court March 25th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by John L. Wilkins party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 382.

This Indenture made this 29th day of June 1776 between George Anderson of Brunswick County of the one part and William Brown of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fourteen pounds . . . doth grant bargain, sell aliene enfeoff, confirm and make over unto the said William Brown . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation sixty acres . . . including all the land that is on the Northeast side of the county road that is within the bounds of a patent for one hundred & fifty one acres of land, granted unto William Fox decd. bearing date one thousand seven hundred and forty five . . . Signed by George Anderson (his mark) and witnessed by James Allen, Churchell Anderson and John Baptist Cooksey (his mark). Brunswick County Court March 25th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of John Baptist Cooksey a witness thereto and having been proved on the 27th day of January 1777 by the oaths of James Allen & Churchel Anderson also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 383.

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

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Jonathan Read Gideon Spencer & Robert Bedford, Gentlemen Greeting whereas Richard Elliott & Ann his wife of the County of Charlotte by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 20th day of December 1788 have sold unto John C. Elliott of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of seven hundred acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Ann 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 An [sic] shall be willing to make before of the conveyance aforesaid . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Ann and receive her acknowledgment of the same, and examine her privately and a part for the said Richard Elliott her husband . . . the 9th day of July 1792. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Ann Elliott wife of the within named Richard Elliott . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 18th February 1793. Signed by Jona. Read and Ro. Benford. Brunswick County Court March 25th 1793 this commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Ann Elliott to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Richard Elliott and Ann his wife to John Elliott was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 385.

This Indenture made the 22nd day of April 1793 between John Stith and Ann his wife and Griffin Stith trustee for Meade and Stiths and Andrew Meade of Brunswick County of the one part and Walter Derrington of the same County of the other part . . . for and in the consideration of the sum of one hundred and fourteen pounds eight shillings & six pence . . . do grant bargain & sell alien and confirm unto the said Walter Derrington . . . a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred ninety nine acres . . . situate in the said County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth BEGINNING on Halls Branch at the mouth of a small branch thence up the said Halls Branch as it meanders to Richard Stith, Junr. corner a small ash on the same thence along his line South sixteen and an half degrees West at two hundred & seven poles crossing Burches Road two hundred and twenty two poles to a shrub oak on Griffin Stiths line thence along his line South eighty degrees East fifty four poles to a black jack on John Abernathys line thence along his line North sixteen degrees East thirty nine poles to his corner pine on the said road thence down the said road as it meanders one hundred and twenty eight poles to a small black jack on the North side of the said road, thence a new line North eleven degrees East fifty eight poles to three small black gums on the aforesaid small branch and thence down the said small branch as it meanders to the beginning . . . reserving nevertheless unto the said John Stith the privilege & use of the new cleared ground taken within the said bounds until the finishing of the present crop . . . Signed by John Stith and Griffin Stith. Brunswick County Court April 22nd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by John Stith & Griffin Stith parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 388.

ARTICLES of Agreement made and entered into this 5th day of April 1793 between John Sturdivant of the one part and Susanna Collier of the other part whereas by the grace of God a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solenmized between the said John Sturdivant and the said Susanna Collier and it is intended convenanted and agreed between the said parties that the said Susanna shall not hereafter at any time whatsoever claim dower of and in any part of the land and other property herein after mentioned (to wit) six hundred acres of land being a part of the land that the said John now lives on one half of which to be taken of at the lower end by a line running due North and South and the other half at the upper end by a line running due North and South and also the following property (to wit) Robin, Ben, Peter, Fanny, Dick, Davie, Jett, Sam, Surry, Tom, Agg, Tilley, Bob, Edenborough, George, & Daniel, and their future increase; also one hundred and fifty pounds cash to be raised out of the estate of the said John not herein mentioned at his death which belong to him the said John Sturdivant before the said intermarriage now these articles witness, and the said John Sturdivant and the said Susanna Collier expressly agree and convenant hereby that in consideration of the premises and of the said intermarriage that the said Susanna Collier is not hereafter at any time to own possess claim or demand any dower in or to the said estate above mentioned or any part thereof or any part of the estate which the said John shall have or hold at the time of his death untill the said sum of one hundred and fifty pounds be first taken therefrom but that the said John Sturdivant shall have hold occupy give or bequeath the same in any manner whatsoever; as he shall think proper and that the said Susanna Collier shall not claim demand or possess dower of or in any part of the aforementioned property but that the same shall be and remain vested in the said John Sturdivant in the same manner as if the said intermarriage had not taken place . . . Signed by John Sturdivant and Susanna Collier and witnessed by Charles Collier, James Hicks, Jr., Zackh. Floyd and John Floyd. Brunswick County Court April 22nd 1793. This Marriage Contract was proved by the oaths of Charles Collier, Zachariah Floyd, & John Floyd three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 390.

Brunswick County Court April 22nd 1793. Martha Dobbins wife of Moses Dobbins this day acknowledged and Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Moses Dobbins to Frederick Burdge she being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 391.

This Indenture made the 22nd day of April 1793 between Lester Morris and Frances Morris his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and James Duggar of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of forty pounds . . . doth bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the said James Duggar . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on both sides the North fork of the Reedy Creek containing one hundred acres and is bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at a gum tree where Jesse Edward's & Ruffins land corners thence along Ruffins line, to Lewis Brown Jrs. line and thence along the said Browns line to Jesse Edwards line, and continuing along the said Edward's line to the beginning . . . Signed by Lester Morris and Frances Morris. Brunswick County Court April 22nd, 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Lester Morris and Frances his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgement the said Frances being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 391.

KNOW all men by these presents that we Thomas Stith, Jr. and Charles Ingram of the County of Brunswick for and in consideration of the sum of fifty five pounds . . . by these presents to bargain and sell unto John Clayton of the same County one Negroe woman slave named Pamelia together with all her increase . . . the 12th day of December 1792. Signed by Thos. Stith, Jr. and Charles Ingram and witnessed by John Easter, Thos. Stith, Senr., Joshua Lucy and William Kelly. Brunswick County Court April 22nd 1793. This Bill of Sale was proved by the oaths of Joshua Lucy & William Kelly two of the witnesses thereto as to Charles Ingram and having been proved on the 25th day of March last by the oaths of John Easter & Thomas Stith, Senr. also witnesses thereto as to Thomas Stith, Jr. the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 393.

TO ALL PEOPLE to whom these present writtings [sic] shall come I Peter Thomas Senr. of the County of Brunswick & Colony of Virginia free state send greeting &C know ye that I the said Peter Thomas Senr. for and in consideration of the natural affection and love which I have and do bear unto my son Daniel Thomas Senr. have given and granted and by these presents do give grant and by these presents do confirm unto my well beloved son Daniel Thomas all and singular my goods chattels household stuff brass pewter bedding and all other my substanance [sic] whatsoever movable and immovable in what place or places so ever . . . this 3rd day of May 1792. Signed by Peter Thomas and witnessed by Thos. Chappell Singleton, Randolph Singleton and Wm. Lad (his mark). Brunswick County Court April 22nd 1793. This Deed of Gift was proved by the oath of Thomas Chappell Singleton a witnessed thereto and having been proved on the 22nd day of October 1792 by the oath of Randolph Singleton also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 394.

KNOW all men by these presents that we Henry Kellias Benjamin Ogburn and Robert Morris are held and firmly bound unto the Gentl. Justices of the County Court of Brunswick in the just and full sum of five hundred pounds to be paid to the said justices . . . to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves . . . jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seal and dated this 22nd day of April 1793. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas Thomas Morris dyed sometime passed [sic] leaving his daughter Elizabeth Morris two negroes [sic] and other property which Elizabeth is at present in a state of insanity and unable to manage the said estate and application hath been made to the Court Brunswick to appoint trustees to manage the said estate and whereas the above named Henry Kellias William Ogborn & Robert Morris hath been so appointed by the said Court to take charge and management of the said estate now if the above named Henry Kellias William Ogborne and Robert Morris shall well and truly husband and so manage the said estate and take care that the said Elizabeth Morris shall not suffer for the want bedding cloathin [sic] and good wholesome diet and shall after the death of the said Elizabeth Morris surrender up the said estate or whatever remain in their hands . . . to the legal representatives of the said Elizabeth Morris then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force & virtue sealed and delivered in presence of the Court. Signed by Henry Calles, William Ogburn, and Robt. Morris. Brunswick County Court April 22nd 1793. This Bond was acknowledged by the parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 395.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of June 1791 between James Mastin Williams of Pittsylvania County and State of Virginia and Willmouth his wife for himself and also for William MCraw and Susanna his wife Elizabeth Walker Thomas T. Williams and Tabitha his wife of the Counties of Pittsylvania & Halifax of the one part and Frederick Lanier of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the other part witnesseth that the said said James Mastin Williams and Willmouth his wife for themselves and also the said James Mastin Williams for William MCraw & Susannah his wife Elizabeth Walker, Thomas T. Williams and Tabitha his wife who have appointed him their proper and lawful attorney in fact as will appear by a power of attorney by them executed to the said James and recorded in the County Court of Pittsylvania on the 21th day of February 1791 hath given granted and sold unto the said Frederick Lanier for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds . . . that tract of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick and in St. Andrews Parish containing one hundred and sixty acres . . . which was granted unto Joseph Cannon, by letters Patent bearing date (from under the hand of Robert Dinwiddie the sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty six and which hath descended to the said James Mastin Williams & Willmouth William MCraw & Susannah his wife Elizabeth Walker Thomas T. William & Tabitha his wife as coheirs of James Walker decd. . . . Signed by J. M. Williams and Wilmouth Williams and witnessed by William Williams, Nathan Adams, David Williams, Isham House, Tilman Avery and James Williamson. Brunswick County Court April 22nd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Tilman Avery a witness thereto and having been proved on the 27th day of February 1792 by the oath of James Williamson another witness thereto and having been proved on the 23rd day of Janaury 1792 by the oath of Isham House also another witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 396.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of July 1791 between William Shell of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and John Shell of the County and State aforesaid . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien release enfeoff and confirm unto the said John Shell . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia containing by estimation one hundred and forty acres . . . and bounded as follows (vizt) BEGINNING at a scrub white oak in Morrisons line thence along the said line to whare [sic] it crosses the West Branch thence up the meanders of the said branch to a Maple in the B. being a corner tree thence a new line to the first station . . . Signed by William Shell and witnessed by E. Webb, Jas. Fletcher, John H. Bass, and Herbert Sims. Brunswick County Court April 22nd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Shell party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 398.

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

This Indenture made this 21st day of May 1793 between Howell Chappel of Prince George County of the one part and William Thomas of Brunswick County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . do firmly by these presents grant bargain and sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said William Thomas . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the Counties of Brunswick and Mecklenburg and on the North side of Indian Branch containing one hundred and sixty acres . . . and bounded as follows vizt, BEGINNING at Overby line at a corner red oak thence along his line to a corner white oak on the said Indian Branch thence up the said branch to a corner poplar on Winfields line thence along his line to a corner scrub oak thence along Winfields and Northingtons line to the Great Branch thence down the said branch to Avents Creek thence along the said creek to Singletons line thence up Singletons line to the Beginning . . . Signed by H. Chappell and witnessed by Peter Thomas (his mark), Samuel Roberts (his mark), George Torrence, and Peter Thomas, Senr. Brunswick County Court June 24th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Peter Thomas, George Torrence, and Peter Thomas, Senr. witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 401.

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

This Indenture made this 27th day of November 1792 between Thomas Stith Junr. of Brunswick County of the one part and John Clayton of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty eight pounds six and eight pence . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said *George Clayton . . . one parcel or tract of land containing by private survey one hundred acres situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid as is bounded as followeth BEGINNING at the said John Claytons corner shrub oak thence along the said Claytons North twenty nine degrees West one hundred poles to Pointers thence along the said line North forty five degrees East one hundred and forty poles to a small hicory [sic] thence along the said line North eight six and an half degrees East seventy seven poles to a srub [sic] oak on Fields line thence along the said Fields line South twelve degrees East thirty eight poles to a srub [sic] oak thence along the said Fields line South eleven degrees West forty six poles to the said Claytons corner black jack thence along the said Claytons line North seventy seven degrees West fifty eight poles to a small white oak saplin, thence along the said line South thirty six and an half degrees West one hundred and seven poles to a black jack thence along the said line South forty five degrees East twenty four poles to a black jack thence along the said line South sixty degrees West forty two poles to the srub [sic] oak began at . . . Signed by Thos. Stith Junr. and Susanna Stith and witnessed by Miles Williams, William Abernathy (his mark), and Clayton Abernathy. Brunswick County Court June 24th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Miles Williams a witness thereto and having been proved on the 25th day of March 1793 by the oaths of William Abernathy and Clayton Abernathy also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 404.

This Indenture made the 27th day of May 1793 between John Stith & Ann his wife and Griffin Stith trustee for Meade and Stiths and Andrew Meade of Brunswick County of the one part & Henry Merritt of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty nine pounds eight shillings . . . do grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said Henry Merritt . . . a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation one hundred and eight acres situate in the said County of Brunswick on the North side of Burches Road and bounded as followeth BEGINNING where the said Merritts line croses the said road, thence along the said line North eight [sic] six degrees West sixty poles to a srub [sic] oak South twenty five degrees West thirty nine poles to a hickory North seventy degrees West seventy six and a half poles to where the said line crosses Halls Branch thence up the said branch South thirties [sic] West eleven poles to the mouth of a small branch thence up the said small branch South thirty two degrees East sixty seven poles to a young mulberry tree on the South side of the same thence a new line South nine degrees East 153 poles to a spanish oak on the said road thence down the said road North 50 degrees East thirty two poles North 34 East seventeen poles to where John Abernathy Jr's line crosses the same thence along his line North fifty degrees West three poles to his corner srub [sic] oak, North forty two degrees East twenty poles to the said road at Connelly's corner spanish oak thence down the said road as it meanders to the beginning . . . Signed by Jno. Stith and Griffin Stith and witnessed by B. Stith, Drury B. Stith, Richard Field and Alex. Brown. Brunswick County Court June 24th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Drury B. Stith, Richard Field and Alexander Brown witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 406.

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

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

I Richard Jackson of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia do hereby set free from Bondage one Negro man named Stephen age twenty four years to be free the 25th day of December next . . . this 22nd day of July 1793. Signed by Richard Jackson (by his mark). Brunswick County Court July 22nd 1793. This Deed of Emancipation was acknowledged by Richard Jackson party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 411.

This Indenture made this 26th day of January 1793 between Robert Morris of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Edward Birchett of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds ten shillings . . . doth grant bargain sell deliver and confirm to him the said Edward Birchett . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing one hundred and ten acres . . . & bounded on the East by William Marshalls line on the South by Sack Penningtons line and on the West by the lines of Asa Gresham & Phil Russell, and on the North by Meherrin River . . . Signed by Robt. Morris and witnessed by Thos. Vaughan, John Rose Williams and Nathaniel Collier. Brunswick County Court July 22nd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Robert Morris party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 412.

This Indenture made this 22nd day of July 1793 between Edward Love of the one part and William Walker Senr. of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm 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 (to wit) BEGINNING at a corner pine on Walkers line and thence along his line to William Watsons and thence along his line to Robert Watsons and thence along his line to Shaeltons line on the Creek and thence up the Creek as it meanders to my own line and thence my line to the Beginning at said Pine containing by estimation two hundred and sixty two acres . . . Signed by Edward Love and witnessed by Wm. Walker, Jr. Brunswick County Court July 22nd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Edward Love party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 413.

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

This Indenture made this 22nd day of July 1793 between Buckner Stith and Ann his wife Griffin Stith and Frances Townshend his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Edward Featherstone Sadler of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty seven pounds fifteen shillings and six pence . . . hath bargained and sold unto the said Edward Featherstone Sadler one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the said County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth, to wit, BEGINNING at Thos. Mckennys corner turkey oak saplin on a small branch thence along his line N 32 E 17 poles to where the said line crosses the old Lawyers (or Sawyers) Road thence along the said Road to a shrub oak on Burches Road opposite to the mouth of the old Lawyers (or Sawyers) Road thence along a new line S 74 East 20 poles to Thomas Sadlers corner shrub oak at the head of a branch thence along his line S 33 W 36 poles to a white oak S 8 1/2 West 142 poles to a pine on Burches Road aforesaid thence down the said road according to the meanders thereof to Thos. Faulkes's corner small pine in the fork of the road thence along his line N 25 W 182 poles to the Beginning containing by survey made the 30th of October 1792 seventy three acres of land . . . Signed by Buckner Stith and Griffin Stith. Brunswick County Court July 22nd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Buckner Stith & Griffin Stith parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 416.

This Indenture made this 10th day of February 1792 between Buckner Harwell of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Nathaniel Parham of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & thirty pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell, alien and confirm unto the said Nathaniel Parham . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Brunswick lying on the North side of Reedy Creek containing by estimation two hundred and thirty six acres . . . beginning at James Smith corner on the said Creek fourteen poles below the Mill Dam, thence along the said Smith line two hundred and thirty nine poles to Lucy Marks's corner black jack, thence along her line one hundred and thirty seven poles to Isham Perkinson corner turkey oak thence along his line to the said Harwells corner thence a straight line to be run between the said Harwell and Parham to the said creek thence down the creek as it meanders to the Beginning . . . Signed by Buckner Harwell and Sarah Harwell and witnessed by Edwd. Branch, James Blick, and Benja. Blick. Brunswick County Court July 22nd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Buckner Harwell & Sarah his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgement the said Sarah being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 417.

This Indenture made this 22nd day of July 1793 between James Jordan & Abigail his wife of the one part and Robert Rivers of the other part all of the County of Brunswick . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds . . . do grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Robert Rivers a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid containing by estimation fifty acres . . . and bounded by the lands of Anselm Ivey, Batts Tatum, and the said James Jordan according to a line of new marked trees as agreed between the said Jordan and Rivers . . . Signed by James Jordan. Brunswick County Court July 22nd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by James Jordan party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 419.

This Indenture made this 6th day of March 1793 between Henry Jones and Amy his wife of the County of Greensville of the one part and Simon Lane of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds . . . doth give grant bargain and sell enfeoff and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell and confirm unto the said Simon Lane . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid and in the Parish of Meherrin containing by estimation fifty acres . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a corner spanish oak on the Fort Road at the corner of William Jones's fence thence along a new chopd [sic] line to a corner ash thence along a new chopt line to a corner turkey oak in Edwards old line thence along a new chopd [sic] line to Edwards old cart path thence down the said path to the Fort Road thence down the said road to the Beginning . . . Signed by Henry Jones (his mark) and Amey Jones (her mark) and witnessed by John Camp, A. Hill, and W. W. Wikins [sic]. Brunswick County Court July 22nd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 420.

This Indenture made the 26th day of February 1793 between Thomas Stith & Holly his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and John Elliott of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eighty five pound ten shillings . . . doth grant bargain & sell alien & confirm unto the said John Elliott . . . one hundred and fourteen & three quarter acres of land by survey lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the branches of Waqua Creek and bounded as followeth to wit, BEGINNING at Thomas Butlers corner red oak thence on his line South twenty eight & a half degrees West one hundred and sixty six poles to a hickory thence on Richard Elliotts line North eighty three degrees West two hundred & thirty two poles to a post oak thence a new line North seventy degrees West three hundred and twenty eight poles to the Beginning . . . Signed by Thos. Stith, Senr. and Holly Stith and witnessed by Rewel Lewis (his mark), David Stith, and Henry Morris (his mark). Brunswick County Court July 22nd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Thomas Stith Senr. party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 421.

BE IT KNOWN TO ALL PERSONS that the conditions hereafter mentioned & herein described are conditions concented [sic] to & agreed to between Parsons Campbell & Suzannah Ezell before they enter into wedlock or marriage together the conditions are these that whereas the said Suzannah Ezell is possessed with and entitled to a tolerable estate that the said Parsons Campbell is not to be entitled to any part of the same by virtue of intermarrying with the said Suzannah Ezell any further that she pleases or gives consent and that no bargain or contract of his with the same is to stand good without her consent and be it known by these presents that the said Suzannah Ezell is entitled to dispose of or will away any part or parts thereof at her own discretion & that a sale or gift of the same shall be good & lawful as tho [sic] they never intermarried with each other given under our hands and seals this the twelf [sic] day of June 1793. Signed by Parsons Camel (his mark) and Suzannah Ezell (her mark) and witnessed by Joseph Baugh, Rebeccah Pennington, and Seele Ezell. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Instrument of Writing was proved by the oaths of Joseph Baugh & Rebecca Short, formerly Rebecca Pennington, two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 423.

This Indenture made this 29th day of April 1793 between Clement Read of the County of Charlotte of the one part and Joseph Cheeley of the County of Dinwiddie of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and eighty two pounds . . . doth give grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Joseph Cheeley . . . all that tract or parcel of land lying or being in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation seven hundred and sixty four acres . . . bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING on Talliferro's line on the Grant (Great?) Branch thence along the said line to Trotters line thence along the said Trotters line to Latimores line thence along the said Latimores line to Fishers line thence along the said Fishers line to Briggs line thence along the said Brigg's line to Quarles line thence along the said Quarles line to Kings line thence along the said Kings line to the Beginning . . . Signed by Clement Read and witnessed by Robert Dunkley, John Cheley, and Jorh Orgain. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 424.

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

This Indenture made this 15th day of January 1793 between Joshua Lewcy (Lucy) of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Joseph Cheely of the said County of the other part . . . that the said Joshua Lucy & Elizabeth Lewcy his wife for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds . . . do by these presents Bargain and Sale unto the said Joseph Cheely . . . one tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and two acres . . . situate lying and being in the aforesaid County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth (vitz.) BEGINNING at a beach on the North side of the Great Branch on Jonathan Fishers line thence along the said Fishers line to Clem. Reads line thence along the said Reads line to the Great Branch thence up the Great Branch to the Beginning . . . Signed by Joshua Lucy and Elizabeth Lucy (her mark) and witnessed by William Latimer, Robt. Dunkley, John Cheeley and Sterling Quarles. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Joshua Lucy & Elizabeth his wife parties thereto to be their act & deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgment the said Elizabeth being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 427.

Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. Elizabeth Bennitt wife of the within named John Bennitt this day acknowledged an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from John Bennitt & John Ingram to Robert Latimer she being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 428.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of September 1793 between Joseph Seward of Meherrin Parish and County of Brunswick of the one part and William M. Edwards of the same Parish & County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy three pounds . . . doth bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said William M. Edwards . . . all that tract or parcel of land situate in Meherrin Parish in the said County of Brunswick on Yarbroughs Creek and within the following bounds (to wit) BEGINNING at a corner hickory on Daniel Fishers line and running ne [sic] nearly South on the said Fishers line to another corner hicory from thence nearly East to a corner popler on Yarbroughs Creek thence down the said creek to a corner white oak on Smiths line thence along the said Smiths line to the Beginning containing one hundred acres . . . Signed by Joseph Seward (his mark) and Susanna Seward and witnessed by Buckner Ezell and Chs. Cordle. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Joseph Seward and Susanna his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded previous to which acknowledgement the said Susanna being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 428.

This Indenture made this 27th day of August 1793 between Benja. Lashly of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia & William M. Edwards of the said County of the other part . . . for the consideration of one hundred pounds . . . do grant bargain and sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the sd. William M. Edwards . . . a certain tract parcel or piece of land situate in the Parish of Meherrin and the County of Brunswick aforesaid on the East side of Bushops (Bishops) Creek containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . BEGINNING at a white oak a corner tree on Powels line thence to a corner red oak on William Blalocks line thence to a corner white oak on J. Sewards line thence to a corner hicory on D. Fishers line thence to a corner red oak on Robt. Hickes line thence to a corner shrub white oak on the said Hickes line to the creek thence up the creek to a corner poplar on J. House line thence to a corner Spanish Oak on B. Ezell line thence along Ezell line to the Beginning . . . Signed by Benjn. Lashley and witnessed by Buckner Ezell, John Williams, and Henry Hayes. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Benjamin Lashly of the one part to William M. Edwards of the other part was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 430.

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

This Indenture made this 21st day of January 1793 between Robert Turnbull of Prince George County Attorney for David Russell of the City of Glasgow Merchant of the one part and Richard Coleman Sr. of the County of Dinwiddie of the other part Witnesseth that whereas Richard Lanier did by Deed bearing date the 11th day of March in the year of Christ 1774 sell and convey to the said David Russell two certain tracts of land lying in the County of Brunswick one being that tract of land given to the said Lanier by his father in law Hubbard Quarles by deed bearing date the 21st day of February in the year 1771 and also one other tract purchased by the said Richard Lanier of a certain Thomas Ball both of which are bounded as is expressed in the deeds of the same duly recorded in the County Court of Brunswick and will fully appear reference being thereunto had and containing in all two hundred acres . . . and whereas the said David Russell being now beyond sea hath constituted and appointed the said Robert Turnbull his true and lawful attorney to sell and dispose of the said land and grant conveyances for the same in as full and ample manner as the David Russell could have done had he himself been personally present . . . for and in consideration of the full and just quantity of eight thousand & seventy five pounds of merchantible crop tobacco passed at the Appomattox Inspections . . . doth bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm to the said Richard Coleman Senr. . . . the tract of land above mentioned which was granted to the said Richard Lanier by Hubbard Quarles as will appear by the deed above referred to bounded as followeth BEGINNING at Hugh Williams corner red oak thence along Reads line to Red Oak Creek thence up the said Creek to the mouth of the School House Branch thence up the said branch to the head thereof at the School House Spring thence by a straight line of marked trees to Balls line at a red oak where it crosses the road thence along Balls line to the Beginning and containing by measurement eighty & three quarter acres . . . Signed by Robert Turnbull Attorney for David Russell and witnessed by David Roper, William Roper, and David Roper Junr. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Robert Turnbull Attorney for David Russell of the one part and Richard Coleman of the other part was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 433.

This Indenture made this 14th day of February 1793 betwixt Robert Turnbull of Prince George County Attorney for David Russell of the City of Glasgow Merchant of the one part and Richard Coleman of Dinwiddie County of the other part Witnesseth that whereas Robert Read late of Brunswick County being indebted to David Russell aforesaid in a large sum of money and being desirous to secure and pay the same did convey by a certain instrument of writing recorded in the County Court of Brunswick sundry tracts of land as is therein specified which said tracts of land were fairly sold to the highest bidder and purchased by George Purdie but to which the said George Purdie hath never yet had a title and whereas all the said lands have been since sold by the said Robert Turnbull for the behoof and by virtue of powers from the said George Purdie amongst which lands are those hereafter mentioned and which have been sold for behoof of the said George Purdie and by his missive now in the possession of the said Robert Turnbull directed to be conveyed by him as Attorney for David Russell to the said Richard Coleman Senr. instead of him the said George Purdie now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Robert Turnbull Attorney for David Russell as aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of twenty thousand pounds of Merchantible Petersburg tobacco . . . doth bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm to the said Richard Coleman Sr. . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Brunswick on the waters of Red Oak Creek containing by estimation three hundred and eighty four acres . . . being the lands formerly belonging to William Read and Robert Read and whereon they both lived and bounded by the lands of Nathaniel Harper (formerly those of Hugh Williams), Hubbard Quarles, William Martains, John Lambert, Thomas Harvey, and Nathaniel Harper . . . signed by Richard Turnbull Attorney for David Russell and witnessed by David Roper, William Roper and David Roper, Jr. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale between Robert Turnbull Attorney for David Russell of the one part and Richard Coleman of the other part was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 436.

This Indenture made this 12th day of July 1793 between Richard Coleman of the County of Brunswick of the one part and David Roper Senr. of the aforesaid County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixty one pounds five shillings . . . doth grant bargain sell alien infeoff [sic] absolutely confirm unto the said David Roper . . . one certain tract or parcell [sic] of land in the County of Brunswick containing by survey sixty one and one quarter of acres and lying on the East side of Little Red Oak and bounded as followeth BEGINNING at the said creek thence up Elizabeth Howertons line to a corner of the said David Ropers line thence on the said Ropers line to the creek thence up the said to the Beginning . . . Signed by Richard Coleman and witnessed by Lewis Holloway, Bartholomew Ingram, and Jno. Miskell. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Richard Coleman party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 438.

This Indenture made this 2nd day of January 1793 between James Quarles of the County of Brunswick Virginia of the one part and William Roper of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds . . . doth grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said William Roper . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the head of Red Oak Creek in St. Andrews Parish and bounded as followeth, vizt., BEGINNING on Drury Stiths line thence along Stiths line to William Martains line thence along his line to James Quarles thence along his line to the Beginning containing by estimation one hundred acres . . . Signed by James Quarles and witnessed by David Roper, Charles Moore, Wm. Moore, and Benjamin Moore. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale between James Quarles of the one part and William Roper of the other part was proved by the oaths of William Moore, David Roper and Benjamin Moore, three of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 439.

This Indenture made this 2nd day of January 1793 between William Roper of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Dennes Stell & Joel Roper of the County of Dinwiddie Executors of Charles Roper Senr. decd. of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds . . . which the said William Roper is justly indebted to the estate of the above decd. and honestly desires to secure and pay whenever William Beatia formerly a merchant of the Town of Petersburg in the County of Dinwiddie or his legal representatives heirs or successors shall have a right to demand the same of the estate of the said decd. with Interest and costs (in any) and for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . do grant bargain and sell and confirm unto the said Dennes Stell & Joel Roper Exors. of the sd. decd. and to their heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation one hundred acres . . . BEGINNING on Drury Stiths line thence along his line to James Martains line thence along his line to James Quarles thence along his line to the Beginning . . . UPON TRUST nevertheless that the said Dennes Stell and Joel Roper Exors. of the sd. decd. . . . shall have full power (whenever the above sd. William Beatie or any personal legally for him shall have a rite to demand the above sum of sixty pounds) and Interests and costs (if any) should arise of the estate of the estate of the said Charles Roper Senr. decd. They are to give ten days public notice and sell the said land and premises to the highest bidder and of the money arising from such sale satisfy the above debt if not otherwise discharged . . . Signed by William Roper and witnessed by Charles Moore, David Roper and James Quarles. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was acknowledged by William Roper party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 441.

This Indenture made this 7th day of Jany. 1793 between Thomas Claiborne of the County of Brunswick of the one part and 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 and sixty four pounds twelve shillings and four pence . . . and being willing and desirous to secure the payment thereof . . . hath covenanted to mortgage that tract of land whereon I now live containing twelve hundred and ten acres . . . and bounded by the lands and lines of William E. Brodnax, Sterling Peebles, Hinchia Mabry, Douglas Wilkins, and others Fredk. Green decd. & others also five negroes (to wit) John, Will, Great Daniel, Harry & James . . . for and in consideration of the premises as with the further sum of five shillings . . . doth grant bargain and sell unto the said John Camp . . . the above land and negroes . . . provided nevertheless and this Indenture is upon the condition that if the said Thomas Claiborne . . . do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said John Camp . . . the said sum of three hundred & sixty four pounds twelve shillings & four pence with lawful interest thereon from the 25th day of Decr. next and all costs and charges . . . then this Indenture and every thing towards therein contained shall cease determine be utterly void and of none effect . . . Signed by Thomas Claiborne and witnessed by Nathan Fletcher, John Goodrich, G. Woodlief, and Batts Tatum. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Mortgage was acknowledged by Thomas Claiborne party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 443.

I Mary Hathcock of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia do hereby set free from Bondage one Negro man named Daniel Grain and I do for myself my heirs executors admtors. & assigns release unto the said Negro Daniel Grain all my right and all my claim whatsoever as to his person or any estate he may acquire hereby and _ceturing the said Negro absolutely free without interruption from me or any person or persons claiming under me from this day In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 21st day of September 1793. Signed by Mary Hathcock (her mark) and witnessed by James Randle and William Richardson. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Deed of Emancipation from Mary Hathcock of the one part to Daniel a Negro man slave of the other part was proved by the oaths of James Randle & William Richardson the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 444.

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

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

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

KNOW all men by these presents that we Thomas Claiborne George Woodlief and Clement Green each of Brunswick County are held and firmly bound unto the Court of the said County in the just and full sum of five hundred pounds . . . to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors or administrators jointly and severally by these presents In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 25th day of November 1793. The Condition of the above obligation that whereas the above bound, Thomas Claiborne, hath undertaken to and with the said Court to built and maintain a good and lawful bridge across Meherrin River and the same to keep in good repair for the term of ten years from the time the said bridge was made passable, and safe for carrages now if the said Thomas Claiborne shall and do well and truly keep and perform his said contract so made with the said Court and their successors then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue. Signed by Thomas Claiborne, G. Woodlief, and Clement Green. Brunswick County Court November 25th 1793. This Bond was acknowledged by the obligors thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 448.

This Indenture made this 25th day of November 1793 between Vinson Brann and Mary his wife of Brunswick County of the one part and George Latimer of the County aforesaid . . . for & in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds . . . do give, grant, bargain, sell, enfeoff and confirm unto the said George Latimer . . . one certain tract or parcel of land, situate lying & being in the County aforesaid, and bounded as followeth (vizt.) BEGINNING at a corner red oak on Stones line, thence on Harrises line to a red oak on Daniel's line, thence on Daniel's line, to a corner on Brann's line, thence on said Brann's line, to another corner post oak on Brann's line thence on said Brann's line to a corner pine on Stones line, thence on Stones line to the Beginning red oak, containing fifty acres . . . Signed by Vinson Brann and Mary Brann (her mark) and witnessed by Robert Latimer, Lewis Lamboth (his mark), and John Latimer (his mark). Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Vinson Brann & Mary his wife, parties thereto to be their act & deed, and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Mary being first privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 448.

This Indenture made this 21st day of Decr. 1793 between George Morris of the one part being of County of Brunswick & State of Virginia and Capt. William Jones of Northampton County State of North Carolina of the other part . . . for and in consideration of twenty two pounds ten shillings . . . hath bargained sold allined [sic] released and confirmed unto said William Jones . . . a certain tract or parcel of land containing seventy five acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia and bounded as followeth, to wit, BEGINNING on timber white oake [sic] a corner tree in the said William Jones line thence along the said line to William Carpenter's line thence along his line to the hed [sic] of branch, thence down the said branch to the mouth of Quarrel Swamp thence up the said swamp to Sammuel (or Lammuel) Vallantin's line thence along the said line to a corner scrub white oake [sic] a corner tree in George Morrises line thence along the said line to the corner white oake [sic] the Beginning or First Station . . . Signed by George Morris and witnessed by Jesse Taylor, Richard Fletcher, and John Pinson. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by George Morris party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 450.

This Indenture made this 25th day of May 1793 between Heartwell Raines of the County of Brunswick the one part and Edward Burchett of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . whereas the above Heartwell Raines stands justly indebted unto Zebulon Lewis and Benjamin Lewis of the Court aforesaid by Bond of the day and date above mentioned in just and full sum of ninety one pounds thirteen and four pence . . . payable on or before the sixth day April next ensueing and the said Heartwell Raines honestly desiring to secure and pay the same hath and doth by these presents . . . bargain sell & confirm unto him the said Edward Burchett . . . seven negroes viz. Jeff Grace Joe Juno Nicholas Polley Jones & Dickey together thare [sic] further increase . . . UPON THE SPECIAL TRUST and confidence that if the above mentioned Heartwell Raines . . . shall refuse and neglect to pay the above named Zebulon Lewis & Benjamin Lewis . . . the above mentioned sum of ninety one pounds thirteen shillings & four pence on or before the aforesaid sixth day April next ensueing that then the aforesaid Edward Burchett shall is hereby fully empowered & authorized either of himself or at the request of the aforesaid Zebulon Lewis and Benja. Lewis . . . to sell to the highest bidder the seven negroes above mentioned together with their future increase or as many thereof as will be sufficient to pay the above said sum of ninety one pounds thirteen shillings & four pence together with the expenses of recording this Indenture and all other indicent charges he the said Burchett giving ten days previous & publick notice of such sale & after paying the several sums above mentioned if there be any overplus that he the said Burchett do pay or deliver the same to the aforesaid Heartwell Raines . . . Signed by Heart. Raines and witnessed by Robert Mitchell and Wm. Edwd. Brodnax. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 451.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of December 1793 between Thomas Howard of Warren County an [sic] State of North Carolina of the one part and Mordecai Howard of Brunswick County & State of Virginia . . . for and in consideration of one hundred pounds . . . hath bargained sold allined and confirm'd unto the said Mordecai Howard . . . a certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred & forty six acres of land . . . being and lying in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth, to wit, BEGINNING at a pine on William Howard's line thence along the said Howard's line to a corner black jack on Tharp's line thence along the said Tharp's line to a corner hickory thence along the said Tharp's line to a corner maple on a branch thence down the branch to John Naney's line thence along the said Naney's to the beginning or First Station . . . Signed by Thomas Howard (his mark) and witnessed by Randolph Davis, Richard Howard, Jas. Lucas, and Fredk. Lucas. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Thomas Howard party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 453.

This Indenture made this 3rd day of December 1793 between Archibald Ezell & Lucy Ezell his wife and Samuel Ezell all of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Thomas Harper of the County of Dinwiddie of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Thomas Harper . . . all that tract or parcel of land and plantation lying and being in the said County of Brunswick near Thomas Maclin Mill containing one hundred and eighteen acres . . . and bounded as followeth to wit, BEGINNING at a spanish oak on Thos. Stokes's line, and from thence along his lines to the land of William Battes decsd. estate & by the lines of that land to the land of John Hicks & by his lines to the land of Frederick Grigg, and by his lines to the land of Samuel Ezell, to a branch and thence up the said branch to the fork, thence up the west fork to the head of the same and from thence a straight new choped line to the Beginning . . . Signed by Archibald Ezell, Lucy Ezell and Samuel Ezell and witnessed by Thos. Maclin, Nathan Fletcher, Wm. Edwd. Brodnax and Henry Maclin. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Archibald Ezell & Lucy his wife and Samuel Ezell parties thereto, to be their act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Lucy being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 454.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of December 1793 between John Smith & Ann his wife of Greensville County of the one part and Benjamin Bass of Brunswick County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixty five pounds . . . do by these presents grant bargain & sell & confirm unto the said Benja. Bass . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid containing by estimation one hundred & fifty acres . . . and bounded as follows BEGINNING at the mouth of Sarah Baugh's spring branch whare [sic] it enters into Reedy Creek thence up the sd. Creek as it meanders to the mouth of Dukes Creek & thence up the said Dukes Creek as it meanders to Frederick Jones's corner tree thence along Jones's line to the aforesaid spring branch which divides the lands of said Smith & Sarah Baugh and thence down the sd. branch as it meanders to the Beginning . . . Signed by John Smith and Ann Smith. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by John Smith party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 455.

This Indenture made this 14th day of June 1793 between Isaac Russell & Elizabeth his wife of the County of Lunenburg of the one part & John Lanier of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eight five pounds . . . doth give grant bargain & sell unto the said John Lanier . . . all that tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick & on the South side of Great Creek containing one hundred acres . . . & bounded as follows to wit BEGINNING on James Ogburn's line at a corner hickory from thence to a corner post oak on John Matthis's line on a branch thence down the branch to Great Creek thence down the Creek to James Ogburn's line thence Ogburn's line to the First Station . . . Signed by Isaac Russell (his mark) and Elizabeth Russell and witnessed by John Orgain, Joan Turner, and Thos. Edmunds. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Isaac Russell and Elizabeth his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Elizabeth being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 457.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of December 1793 between Henry Hancock & Dolley his wife of the one part & Joseph Gee of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds . . . do grant bargain & sell alien & confirm unto the said Joseph Gee . . . one tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation one hundred and fifty acres . . . and bounded as follows G. Dr. BEGINNING at a corner white oak on William Mason's line thence along the said Mason's line N 83 E 250 poles to a small srub [sic] oak on the said Mason's line thence along the sd. Mason's line South 4 E 84 pole to a corner white oak on Will. Meredith's line, thence along the sd. Meredith's line N 71 E 140 poles to a srub [sic] oak bush on Eliza. Clark's line, thence along the sd. Clarks line N 74 W 156 poles to a red oak on the sd. Clark's line, thence along the said line South to Henry Rawlings's line, thence along the said Rawlings's line to a persimmin [sic] tree on the sd. Rawlings's line, thence along the said line several courses to the first mentioned white oak it being part of a tract of land whereon William Rawlings deceas'd, last dwelt, . . . Signed by Henry Hancock and Dolley Hancock (her mark) and witnessed by Lemmon Shell, Wm. Kennedy, and Buckner Harwell. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Henry Hancock & Dolly his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Dolly being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 458.

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

This Indenture made this 16th day of March 1793 between Isham Perkison and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part, Buckner Harwell of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five pounds . . . hath bargained sold alien'd enfeoff'd confirm'd and made over unto the above said Buckner Harwell . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres lying and being in the County of Brunswick and on the South side of the Reedy Creek and bounded as followeth, to wit, BEGINNING on the Reede [sic] Creek at the Mill Stone Rock, thence up the said creek to the mouth of Lucy Marks spring branch thence up the said branch to a corner bay tree, thence along a marked line, to Buckner Harwell line thence along his line to the Beginning . . . Signed by Isham Purkinson and Elizabeth Purkinson and witnessed by Benja. Blick, Jos. Percivall, and Robert Owen. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Isham Purkinson and Elizabeth his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Elizabeth being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 461.

This Indenture made this 12th day of November 1793 between John Dugger Snr. of the County of Brunswick of the one part and William Brown of the County of Surry of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five pounds . . . hath bargain'd and sold unto him the sd. William Brown one certain tract piece or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the South side of Roses Creek containing seventy five acres . . . and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING at white oak a corner between Brown & Proctor thence along Brown's line South twenty five degrees West forty six poles to his corner red oak thence South sixteen degrees West seventy eight poles to a corner hickory thence North forty five degrees West one hundred and seventy poles to his corner red oak thence North eighty degrees East one hundred sixteen poles to a corner between three trees on Proctors line thence along his line South sixty two degrees East seventy two poles to the First Station . . . Signed by John Dugger and witnessed by Thos. Gholson, John Dugger, Junr., Jasman (or Jarman) Dugger, and Benja. Lane. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Thomas Gholson, Benjamin Lane and John Duggar, Junr. three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 462.

TO ALL WHOME [sic] THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME know ye that I Robert Tucker of the County of Dinwiddie for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto my son in law Ephraim Jackson of the County of Brunswick and more especially for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . do by these presents give grant bargain sell and deliver unto the said Ephraim Jackson . . . three Negroes namely Patience, Hartwell and Juday which said Negroes are not in possession of the said Ephraim . . . I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this third day of October 1793. Signed by Robert Tucker and witnessed by Peter Williams and C. B. Jones. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Deed of Gift was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 464.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To James Fletcher and Thomas Jones Gentlemen Greeting whereas Thomas Claiborne & Mary his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 7th day of January 1793 have sold unto John Drummond of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of eight hundred & forty acres of land . . . lying & being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Mary cannot coveniently travel to our court . . . to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Mary shall be willing to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Mary & receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Thomas her husband . . . the 5th day of March in the seventeenth year of our foundation. By virtue of the commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Mary Claiborne the wife of the within named Thomas Claiborne . . . & have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands & seals the 27th day of August 1793. Signed by Jas. Fletcher and Thomas Jones. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Mary Claiborne wife of Thomas Claiborne to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Thomas Claiborne & Mary his wife to John Drummond was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereto which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 465.

This Indenture made this 20th day of December 1793 between Lockett Mitchell of the County of Greensville of the one part and Thomas Porch of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said Thomas Porch . . . all that tract or parcel of land at present occupied by Solomon Hall lying and being in the Counties of Brunswick and Greenville [sic] on the South side of the Quarrel Swamp containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . and is bounded as follows Vizt. BEGINNING at a maple on the Quarrel Swamp in the County of Greensville thence up a small drain to a sweet gum a corner in William Hines's line thence by Hines's line crossing the line which divides the Counties of Greensville and Brunswick to a corner pine in John Pearson's line thence a new made line to a corner on the Rockey Branch thence down the said branch to a sapplin [sic] a corner on the Quarrel Swamp, thence down the same crossing the said County line to the Beginning . . . Signed by Lockett Mitchell. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Lockett Mitchell party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 466.

This Indenture made and indented the 5th day of May 1790 between James Ruffin William Ruffin & Sterling Ruffin sones [sic] of Robert Ruffin decd. 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 . . . doth give grant bargain sell enfeoff & confirm unto the sd. 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 leeds [sic] from Petersburg to the old courthouse crosseth the sd. creek, thence down the same as it meanders by Parham's Mill to Smith's corner thence along Smith's line to Baugh's line thence along Baugh's line to the corner adjoining Clack's land thence along Clack's line to the road aforesaid thence along sd. road the Beginning, the same containing by estimation two hundred & ninety nine acres of land . . . Signed by James Ruffin, William Ruffin and Sterling Ruffin and witnessed by Binns Jones, Richd. Clack, Hartwell Tucker, Frdek. Burdge, John Bass, Hinchia Mabry, Richard Clack and Thomas Jones. Hinchia Mabry, Richard Clack and Thomas Jones witnesses for S. Ruffin. Acknowledged 17th July 1793. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oaths of Hinchia Mabry Richard Clack & Thomas Jones witnesses thereto as to Sterling Ruffin & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 467.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To William Davis Samuel Hopkins Jr. Samuel Goode Gentlemen Greeting whereas Joel Lambert & Martha his wife of the County of Mecklenburg by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 4th day of January 1792 have sold and conveyed unto Thomas Carter of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of two hundred & two acres of land . . . lying & being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Martha 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 Martha shall be willing to make . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Martha and receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Joel Lambert her husband . . . the 10th day of December 1793. By Virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Martha Lambert wife of the within named Joel Lambert . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certifyed under our hands and seals this 20th day of December 1793. Signed by William Davis and Saml. Goode. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Martha Lambert wife of Joel Lambert to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Joel Lambert to Thomas Carter was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 469.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of December 1793 between Smith Hampton of the one part and Thos. Carter and Ann his wife of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & forty two pounds . . . do grant bargain &c unto the said Smith Hampton . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Brunswick on Waqua Creek containing two hundred & two acres . . . bounded by the lands of Sarah Oldham, Joseph Daniel, Charles Tarpley and Isham Rice . . . Signed by Thomas Carter and Ann Carter and witnessed by Anthony Bennitt, Jean Allen (her mark) and W. Bailey. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Thomas Carter party thereto to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 470.

This Indenture made this 27th day of June 1793 between Herbert Haynes, Mary Haynes and Elizabeth Haynes of the County of Warren and State of North Carolina of the one part and Christopher Haskins of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixty five pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Christopher Haskins . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the said County of Brunswick on Rockey Run Creek containing by estimation ninety six acres . . . it being a tract of land divised [sic] by William Dousing decd. to his wife Elizabeth Dousing who afterwards intermarried with the said Herbert and which said Elizabeth was mother to the said Mary & Elizabeth . . . Signed by H. Haynes, Mary Haynes and Elizabeth Haynes, and witnessed by C. B. Jones, Will. Warwick, and Henry Maclin. Brunswick County Court December 23rd 1793. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Henry Maclin one of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 23rd day of September last by the oaths of Charles B. Jones and William Warwick also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 471.

This Indenture made this 26th day of October 1793 between William Howard of the County of Brunswick of the one part & Caleb Manning of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum sixty pounds . . . do grant bargain & sell unto the said Caleb Manning . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation one hundred seventy two acres . . . lying & being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth Vizt. BEGINNING on a tirky [sic] oak corner in William Howard line of new marked trees to a corner hickory thence along Moores line to a corner tirky [sic] oak thence along William Justices line to a corner tirky [sic] oak from thence along Caleb Manning's line to the First Station . . . Signed by Wm. Howard and witnessed by Nathan Fletcher, John Goodrich and Thomas Manning. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of John Goodrich a witness thereto and having been proved on the 23rd day of December 1793 by the oaths of Nathan Fletcher and Thomas Manning also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 472.

TO ALL TO WHOME THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME Know ye that I Robert Tucker of the County of Dinwiddie for & in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto my son Frederick Tucker of the County of Brunswick and more especially for & in consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . do by these presents give grant bargain sell and deliver unto the said Frederick Tucker . . . two Negroes namely Amey & Dennis which said Negroes are not in the possession of the said Frederick . . . I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 3rd day of October 1793. Signed by Robert Tucker and witnessed by Peter Williams and C. B. Jones. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Deed of Gift was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 474.

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

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

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

This Indenture made this 23rd day of January 1794 between Edmund Webb & Elizabeth his wife of Brunswick County and State of Virginia of the one part & John Drummond of the said County & State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & eighty six pounds three shillings & nine pence . . . doth grant bargain sell alien release enfeoff and confirm unto the said John Drummond . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County and of Brunswick containing by estimation three hundred & ninety one acres . . . and is bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at Levy Mosley's corner sweet gum on the head branch of the Lizzard Creek thence along Hayns's line S fourteen W fifty seven & a half poles to a black jack S forty eight W twenty one & a half poles to Eatons Road thence along the same S fifty three E twelve poles S forty one E thirty one poles to the head of a branch thence down the said branch as it meanders to Joels Run thence down Joels Run as it meanders to Peter Read's corner white oak on the same thence along his line by paths and a hedge row N eighty seven W sixty three poles to a small pine in Daniel Huff's line thence along his line N sixteen E one hundred & sixty and a half poles to a lightwood post thence S eighty three W at eighty too [sic] poles crossing a branch thence along Burwells Barkers line the same course continued one hundred & eighteen poles to a pine thence N seventy one W twenty five poles to a pine thence along Edwd. Loves line N twenty E one hundred and forty four & a half poles to a read [sic] oak thence N fifty E one hundred & one and a half poles to a pine thence N sixty nine W ninety too [six] poles to a poplar on a branch thence N fifty one W sixteen poles to a white oak on the Middle Run of the Pigeon Roost Creek thence up the said run as it meanders to Nathan Mosleys corner white oak on the same thence along his line S seventy E sixteen poles N eighty eight E thirty poles thence N eighty six E twenty four poles thence N eighty seven & a half E twenty four poles thence N seventy seven E twenty six poles thence N seventy nine E at thirty nine poles crossing Eatons Road fifty nine poles to a persimmon tree at the head of the head branch of the Lizzard Creek thence down the said branch as it meanders to the Beginning . . . Signed by Edmund Webb and Elizabeth Webb and witnessed by Joseph Mason, Daniel Huff, and Jer. Vaughan. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Edmund Webb party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 479.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Joseph Mason and Daniel Huff Gentlemen Justices of Brunswick County Greeting whereas Edmund Webb & Elizabeth his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain & Sale bearing date the 23rd day of January 1794 have sold and conveyed unto John Drummond of the same County the fee simple estate of three hundred and ninety one acres . . . lying & being in the County aforesaid and whereas the said Elizabeth Webb cannont conveniently travel to our Court . . . to make her acknowledgment of the same we command you therefore that you go to the said Elizabeth wife of the said Edmund and examine her privily and apart for the said Edmund Webb her husband whether she doth the same freely & voluntarily . . . this 23rd day of January 1794. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have met at the house of Edmund Webb as within commanded and have privily examined Elizabeth Webb wife of the within named Edmund Webb and have recd. her acknowledgment of the same . . . we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this 24th day of January 1794. Signed by Jos. Mason and Daniel Huff. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Elizabeth Webb wife of Edmund Webb to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Edmund Webb & Elizabeth his wife to John Drummond was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereto which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 481.

This Indenture made this 21st day of December 1793 between Miles House & Mary House of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Merritt House of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of one hundred pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien & confirm unto the said Merritt House . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the aforesaid County containing by estimation one hundred acres . . . and bounded as follows BEGINNING at a small hickory on Merritt Cely's line a new made corner tree thence down Stith's old clear road to the publick road leading to Sturgeon Bridge thence down the said road to a small hickory corner on Simmons's line, thence along the said line to Jno. Short's Senr. line thence along his line to Fields line thence along his line to Cely's line to a scrub oak a corner between the Field Cely & House thence along Cely's line to the Beginning . . . Signed by Mary Houze (her mark) and Miles Houze (his mark) and witnessed by Patsey Houze, Frances Houze and William Short Senr. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oath of Patsey House a witness thereto & having been proved on the 23rd day of December last by the oaths of Frances House & William Short Senr. also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 482.

This Indenture made this 19th day of October 1793 between John Dugger Senr. of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and Daniel Dugger of the County & State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . do bargain sell alien and convey unto the said Daniel Dugger . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County and State aforesaid containing by estimation four hundred acres . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a shrub white & red oak at Tatums road on Robert Ruffins line thence along his line North Seven degrees East one hundred and six poles to a red oak thence No. five degrees West one hundred and sixty two poles to a white oak thence North thirty four degrees West two hundred and eight poles to a pine thence North seventy five degrees West sixteen poles to a corner thence South fourteen degrees West to a corner on the head branch of Rockey Run thence down the said branch and Rocky Run to the mouth of Second Branch, thence up the Second Branch to a white oak for a corner at the head of the said branch thence along a new line to a maple at the head of a branch of Gravelly Run, thence along James Dugger's decd. old line to a pine on a branch, thence along a new line to a shrub oak on the said road thence along the said road to the Beginning . . . Signed by John Dugger and witnessed by John Dugger Junr., John Ferguson, and Jasman Dugger. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Jesman Dugger and John Ferguson two of the witnesses thereto & having been proved on the 23rd day of December last by the oath of John Dugger Junr. also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 484.

This Indenture made this 10th day of October 1793 between James Batte of the County of Brunswick and Tabitha his wife and John Davis & Phebea his wife of the one part, and Frederick Grigg of the County of Greensville of the other part Witnesseth that the said James Batte for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred & fifty pounds (land valued in a swap) . . . by the said Frederick Grigg . . . doth grant bargain sell & confirm unto the said Frederick Grigg . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . being the land bought by the said James Batte of John Davis & Martha Floyd which by their Indenture bearing date the twentieth day of March in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & ninety and being duly recorded in the office of the County Clerk of Brunswick on the twenty sixth day of July one thousand seven hundred & ninety reference thereto being had will more fully and at large appear . . . Signed by James Batte and John Davis and witnessed by Peyton Harwell. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by James Batte and John Davis parties thereto to be their act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 485.

This Indenture made this 27th day of January 1794 between Joseph Browder & Susanna his wife of Brunswick County of the one part and William Murrell Johnson of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell alien and confirm unto the said William Murrell Johnson . . . all that messuage or tenement situate in Brunswick County on the East side of Roses Creek BEGINNING at William Makaney's corner shrub oak thence along his line South seventy two degrees West twenty one poles to a white oak on the said Creek thence down the said Creek as it meanders to a sweet gum on the same thence a new line South nineteen degrees East sixty three poles to a sweet gum in a swamp in Thomas Fowlkes's line thence along his line North fifty eight degrees East one hundred & twenty four poles to a shrub oak North twenty five degrees West one hundred & thirty two poles to a white oak thence along the said Makaney's line North eighty five degrees West seventy two poles to the Beginning containing by estimation one hundred acres of land . . . Signed by Joseph Browder and Sukey Browder. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Joseph Browder and Susanna his wife parties thereto to be their act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgment the said Susanna being first privily examined as the Law directs did Voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 486.

This Indenture made and intered [sic] the 27th day of January 1794 between Henry Jackson and Ann his wife of Brunswick County of the one part and Nathaniel Parham of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and sixty one pounds twelve shillings . . . doth give grant bargain sell enfeoff and confirm unto the aforesad Nathl. Parham . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the aforesaid County and bounded as followeth, that is to say, BEGINNING where James Bruce's line crosseth Thornton's Branch at a poplar thence along the sd. line North sixty eight degrees East three hundred & sixty poles to a black jack thence North fifty four degrees East twelve & a half poles to James Bass's corner small black jack, thence along his line North thirty six degrees West one hundred and twenty six poles to a small black jack on William Reece's line thence along his line South eight three degrees West sixty one poles to a shrub oak thence North fifty eight degrees West one hundred & fifty three & a half poles to a lightwood knot in a meadow thence North eighteen degrees West thirty two poles to a small pine on a path leading from Wm. Reece's to Chaney Tatum's thence along the sd. path North fifty eight & a half degrees West fourteen poles thence North forty seven degrees West twenty two poles to a shrub oak thence North seventy five degrees West thirty poles to a black jack in a meadow at the head of Thornton's Branch aforesaid thence down the said branch as it meanders to the Beginning the same containing four hundred and thirty six acres by a late survey . . . Signed by Henry Jackson and Ann Jackson. Brunswick County Court January 27th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Henry Jackson and Ann his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgment the said Ann being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 488.

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

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

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Benjamin Blick and Thomas Jones Gentlemen Greeting whereas Nathaniel Edwards and Mary his wife of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 27th day of August 1792 have sold unto John Edwards of the County of aforesaid the fee simple estate of two hundred acres of land with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Mary cannot conveniently travel to our Court . . . to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Mary shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Mary and receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Nathaniel Edwards her husband . . . the 28th day of January 1793. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Mary Edwards the wife of the within named Nathl. Edwards . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 21st day of March 1793. Signed Benja. Blick and Thomas Jones. Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment & privy examination of Mary Edwards wife of Nathaniel Edwards to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Nathaniel Edwards & Mary his wife to John Edwards was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 492.

This Indenture made this 24th day of February 1794 between George Johnson of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and Sarah Morris of the other part . . . for and in consideration of twenty eight pounds . . . hath bargained sold aliened released and confirmed unto the said Sarah Morris . . . a certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty acres . . . and being in the County of Brunswick bounded as followeth to wit BEGINNING at black jack on Eaton's Road thence along the said road to a black jack a corner tree in Goodrich line thence along the said line to hickery [sic] a corner on Edward Kings line thence along the said Kings line to a corner oake [sic] in Owen Myricks line thence along the said Myricks line to the Beginning or First Station . . . Signed by George Johnson. Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by George Johnson party thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 493.

This Indenture made this 9th day of January 1789 between John Matthews of the County of Brunswick of the one part and and Luke Matthews of the same County of the other part know ye that I the said John Matthews for and in consideration of the natural love and tender affection which I have and do bear towards my loving son Luke Matthews . . . by these presents do absolutely and freely of my own will give grant and confirm unto my said son Luke Matthews . . . the tract of land my said son Luke Matthews now lives on containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . and bounded as followeth, BEGINNING at a corner red oak on Christopher Dameron line thence along the said Dameron line to the head of a branch thence down the branch to Rockey Run thence down the said creek to James Quarles line, thence along the said Quarles line to a branch called the Cole Pitt, thence up the said branch to a corner white oak thence a straight corse [sic] to the Beginning, also six Negroes vizt. George, Simmon, Bucher, James, Elock, Pleasant and their increase forever . . . Signed by John Matthews and witnessed by Jonathan Fisher, Jesse Brumbelow, and William Magee. Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oath of Jesse Brumbelow one of the witnesses thereto and the same having been proved on the 23rd day of March 1789 by the oaths of Jonathan Fisher and William Magee the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 495.

This Indenture made and concluded this 20th day of August 1793 between Charles Edmunds of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Frederick Briggs of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty four pounds eight shillings and nine pence three farthings . . . doth grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said Frederick Briggs . . . the following slaves a boy a____e by the name of Jeph, also another by the name of Adam, a younger one . . . IN TRUST NEVERTHELESS and it is the true intent and meaning of these presents that the said Charles Edmunds being justly indebted unto Hinchia Gilliam of the said County of the sum of forty four pounds eight shillings & nine pence three farthings and being willing and desirous to secure the payment of the same at some future day have by these presents made over and conveyed unto the said Frederick Briggs aforesaid the above mentioned slaves Jeph and Adam in trust for the purpose aforesaid therefore if the said Charles Edmunds shall fail to pay or cause to be paid unto the said Hinchia Gilliam . . . the aforesaid sum of money as will appear by his Bond with the lawful interest from the date on or before the first day of January next then the said Frederick Briggs shall by these presents have full power and lawful authority on giving ten days publick notice to sell the said slaves Jeph & Adam to the highest bidder for ready money and to pay unto the said Hinchia Gilliam his debt interest & costs . . . Signed by Charles Edmunds and Frederick Briggs and witnessed by Hezekiah Davis (his mark) and John Gilliam (his mark). Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Indenture of Deed and Trust was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 496.

This Indenture made this 15th day of August 1792 between James Stewart & Sarah his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and the said Richard Hudson decd. of the other part that formerly lived in Greensville as an overseer for Edmund Wilkins WITNESSETH that the said James Stewart for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . to him in hand paid by the said decd. Richard Hudson before the sealing & delivery hereof . . . doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Alphins [sic] of the said Richard Hudson decd. and their heirs forever one certain tract or parcel of land in the County aforesaid in Meherrin Parish containing one hundred and thirty seven acres of land whereon he liv'd at the time sd. Hudson bought the said land of the Stewart and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a black jack on Richard Branscomb line a corner tree running thence South course to a spannish [sic] oak on William Richardson's line thence a West coarc [sic] to a hickory on John Burnett's line thence North to a hickory on John Burnetts and Demseys Sewards line thence down Buck water to a branch thence up the said branch to the Beginning at the black jack the sd. land being part of the tract granted to one Morgin by patent . . . Signed by James Stewart (his mark) and witnessed by Douglas Williams, Benja. Chapman, and Amos Wall (his mark). Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by James Stewart and Sarah his wife parties thereto and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgment the said Sarah being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 498.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Jonathan Read and Gideon Spencer Gentlemen Greeting whereas Clement Read and Clarissa his wife of the County of Charlotte by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 29th day of April 1790 have sold unto Joseph Cheely of the County of Dinwiddie the fee simple estate of seven hundred and sixty four acres of land . . . lying & being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Clarissa 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 received the acknowledgment which the said Clarissa 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 Clarissa and receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Clement her husband . . . the 30th day of Septr. 1793. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Clarissa Read the wife of the within named Clement Read . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 10th day of April 1794. Signed by Jonathan Read and Gideon Spencer. Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Clarissa Read to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Clement Read & Clarissa his wife to Joseph Cheely was returned together with a certificate of the exon. thereof which ord'd to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 499.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Sack Pennington Edward Birchett Gentlemen Greeting whereas Thomas Carter and Anne Carter his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture bearing date the 23rd day December 1793 have sold and conveyed unto Smith Hampton of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of 202 acres of land . . . 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 Indenture 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 and examine her privately and apart from the said Thomas Carter her husband . . . the 27th day of December 1793. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Mrs. Anne Carter wife of the within named Thomas Carter . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certifyed under our hands and seals this 25th day of January 1794. Signed by Sack Pennington and Edwd. Birchett. Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Anne Carter to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Thomas Carter and Anne his wife to Smith Hampton was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 501.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To George Booth, Robert Jones and Green Hill Gentlemen of the County of Sussex and State of Virginia Greeting whereas William Mason and Mary his wife of the County of Sussex by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 15th day of October 1791 have sold unto John Jones of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of one thousand & five acres of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick & whereas the said Mary cannot conveniently travel to our Court . . . to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Mary shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Mary and receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately & apart from the said William Mason her husband . . . the 24th day of March 1792. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Mary Mason wife of the within named William Mason . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certifyed under our hands & seals this 13th day of August 1792. Signed by George Booth and Green Hill. Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Mary Mason wife of William Mason to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from William Mason & Marh his wife to John Jones was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 502.

TO James Clack John & Suckey TO J. S. Clack Nancy, Beckey Fanny & Nelson TO Richard Clack, Betty, Sally, Patsy, Austin and Matt. Benjamin & Elizabeth Turner, Milin and Franky TO Hinchia & Dolly Mabry, Amey, George, Wilks, Alie & Fanney - we the subscribers after making a calculation of the expenses of the above parcel of Negroes which our mother may Mary(?) Clack has her life in and at her death is to be divided between her surviving children . . . find them to be of such a nature as not to be of any value to her our said mother therefore have thought proper for her benefit to make the above division of such such [sic] a part of them as she hath thought proper to let us have which division is to be binding on us our heirs &c for all such as in this division is mentioned and then future increase not withstanding it is to be on her power to take them from us at any time she may think proper during life but at her death they are to return to their places again agreeable to this division either of us dying before her notwithstanding and for bliging us to stand to and abide by such division as is above stated we do bind ourselves our heirs &c on the penalty of thousand pounds In Witness our hand and seals this 31th day of January 1794. Signed by James Clack, John S. Clack, Benjamin Turner, Elizabeth Turner, Richard Clack, Hinchia Mabry and Dolley Mabry, and witnessed by Howell Allen (his mark) and Wm. Edwd. Brodnax. Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Instrument of Writing was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 503.

MEHERRIN PARISH To John Burnett DR.
To keeping of Ephraim Sexton from the 31st day of November 1784 till the 31st of November 1785 1755 tobo at pd. £14.12.6.
To cloathing found the said E. Sexton for 1785 £2.9.6.
To keeping of the said parishener from the 31st of November 1785 till 25th March 1786 £4.13.3.

Total £21.15.3.

MEHERRIN PARISH To Alexander Madill DR.
To 1755 tobacco which Joseph Wright was allowed for keeping Benja. Sexton from 31st Novr. 1784 till 31st November 1785 at 2 pounds £14.12.6.

MEHERRIN PARISH To George Woodroof Senr. DR.
To keeping of Milley Sexton from the 31st November 1784 till 31st November 1785 1480 tobo at /2 pounds £12.6.8.

MEHERRIN PARISH To Hermon Upchurch DR.
To keeping of Jane Curtis fifty days £1.6.".
To a coffin sheet pillar & handherchief found for the said parishener decea'd £1.4.4.
Total £2.10.4.

MEHERRIN PARISH To Bartlett Sims DR.
To keeping Edmd. Milam from 31st November 1784 till the 31st of November 1785 715 tobo. @ /2 pounds £5.19.2.
To cloathing found the said parishener £1.11.".
Total £7.10.2.

MEHERRIN PARISH To Joseph Wright DR.
To cloathing found for Benja. Sexton £1.0.10.

MEHERRIN PARISH To William Justice DR.
To keeping Benja. Sexton from the 31st of Novr. 1785 till the 25th March 1786 £4.13.3.
To cloathing found the said parishener £1.17.6.
Total £6.10.9.

MEHERRIN PARISH To George Woodroof Junr. DR.
To keeping Milley Sexton from the 31st of Novr. 1785 till March 25th 1786 £3.18.9.
Allowed Howell Harris for his services as clerk of the vestry 2-"-"-".

Agreeable to an order of the worshipful Court of Brunswick County to us directed we have examined the vauchers [sic] in the hands of the collectors of the poor rates for the year 1785 in Meherrin Parish and find that the statements hereunto annexed contains a just account of the several sums which the Court by law ought and should have paid and we are of opinion that the Sheriff for the year 1785 is entitled to a credit for same in the settlement of this account with the County for the said year given under our hands this 28th day of January 1794. Signed by C. B. Jones, Thomas Jones, and Jas. Fletcher. Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Report was returned and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 504.

THE WORSHIPFUL COURT OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY. Gentlemen, Brunswick February 14th 1794. We do ourselves the honor of enclosing to your worships a statement of the Sheriff accounts from the year 1781 to the year 1787 inclusive - statement No. 1 contains an account against Thomas Edmunds Sheriff for the years 1781, 1782 & 1783 by which it will appear that the sum of £72.3.10 is due him.

Statement No. 2 contains an account against Andrew Meade Sheriff for the year 1784 & 1785 by which it will appear that the sum of £197.12.11 is due to the County.

Statement No. 3 contains an account against William Walker decd. Sheriff for the year 1786 & 1787 by which it appears that the sum of £6.3.11 is due the County.

It may not be amiss to observe that your commissioners have altho a length of time has elapsed returned the accounts as soon as the nature of the case & a fair investigation thereof would admit the delay has been occasioned partly by their further and private business tho greatest obstacle was the difficulty of getting the parties interested to attend they being disbursed through the County had we returned the accounts without receiving the vouchers that should and have been lately allowed your worships in your collective body would have consumed a considerable time in the examination thereof which we are induced to believe has better disposed of that the benign and propitious hand of fortune may crowd all your labours is the prayer of your most obt. habl. servants C. B. Jones and Thomas Jones. Brunswick County Court February 24th 1794. This Report together with the accounts therein referred to was returned and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 506.

Thomas Edmunds Sheriff in Account with Brunswick County for the levy of 1781, 1782 & 1783.

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

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

William Walker, decd. Sheriff in account with Brunswick County for the levy of 1786 & 1787 . . . To 3693 Tithes in the year 1786 . . . To 4203 Tithes in the year 1787 . . . To 175 tobacco levied for Christopher Mason in the levy for this year which was levied by the Shff. in the year 1783 . . . To balance due the County per contra £6.3.11 . . . by amount contained in the County levy for the yr. 1786 . . . paid James Fletcher's order of Court . . . Hamlin Freeman . . . Jacob Pane . . . Sundry insolvents commissions off . . . amount contained in the County levy for the yr. 1787 . . . paid Absolem Harris order of Court . . . Sterling & John Wesson . . . Sundry insolvents commissions off . . . By a balance due the County 6.3.11 . . . £617.13.10. Deed Book 15, page 509.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Thomas Stith John Stith and _____ Stith Gentlemen Greeting whereas Drury B. Stith and Fanny his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 31st day of March 1791 have sold unto Andrew Meade of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of four hundred and sixty acres of land . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Fanny 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 Fanny shall be willing to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Fanny and receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately & apart from the said Drury B. her husband . . . the 17th day of June 1793. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Fanny Stith wife of the within named Drury B. Stith . . . and have received her acknowlegement of the Indenture which is hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 3rd day of February 1794. Signed by Thomas Stith and John Stith. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Commission together with the certificate of the execution thereof was returned into Court and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 510.

This Indenture made this 28th day of April 1794 between William Walker & wife Ann of Brunswick County of the one part and John Rogers of the aforesaid County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said John Rogers . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing eighty acres . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows, lying in the fork of Seader Creek, BEGINNING at Thomas Harrises line thence up the creek to Thomas Morgains line thence along Morgain's line to Randolph Read's line, thence down Reads & Harris's line to the Beginning . . . Signed by William Walker and Ann Walker. MEMORANDUM that full and quiet possession of the within mentioned land & premises was by the within named William Walker and delivered to the said John Rogers according to the content and meaning of the within Indenture this 28th day of April 1794. Signed by William Walker. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale together with the Memorandum annexed was acknowledged by William Walker and Ann his wife parties thereto and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Ann being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 511.

This Indenture made this 28th day of April 1794 between William Walker and wife Ann of Brunswick County of the one part and Thomas Morgain of Lunenburg County of the other part . . . for the consideration of the sum of eighty pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said Thomas Morgain . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred & sixty acres of land . . . lying & being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows, BEGINNING at James Maclin's corner spanish oak on Middle Creak [sic] then up the said creek to David Walker's spring branch, thence up the said spring branch to David Walker's corner ash tree thence down Thomas Morgain's line to John Roger's line thence along Roger's line to the Beginning place . . . Signed by William Walker and Ann Walker. MEMORANDUM of the within land and premises is hereby acknowledged to be made by due form law and quiet possession given to Thomas Morgain by William Walker. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale together with the Memorandum annexed was acknowledged by William Walker and Ann his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Ann being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 512.

This Indenture made this 21st day of April 1794 between Dudley House of Warren County and State of North Carolina and Sarah his wife of the one part and Joseph Mason of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds . . . doth by these presents . . . bargain sell alien enfeoff release and forever make over unto the said Joseph Mason . . . one certain tract or parcel of land No. 1 as by the plat laid off by Thomas Stith surveyor for the said County of Brunswick, situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick and is bounded as followeth, BEGINNING at a white oak on Little Rattlesnake Creek North 40 degrees E 182 poles to a pine N 13 degrees West 10 poles to a red oak N 72 degrees West 96 poles to a hicory [sic], South 41 degrees West 216 (or 226) poles to a black jack N 88 degrees E 30 poles to shrub oak S 44 degrees E 120 poles to a hicory South 63 degrees E 46 poles to a white oak N 46 degrees East 58 poles to the Beginning containing two hundred and ninety eight acres . . . it being the tract of land formerly the property John Powell decd. . . . Signed by Dudley House and witnessed by Phillips House, Jordan House and Cary James. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Dudley House of the one part to Joseph Mason of the other part was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 514.

This Indenture made this 5th day of September 1792 between William Brewer of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and William Vaughan of the County and State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty eight pounds five shillings . . . hath granted bargained and sold aliened enfeoff'd released and confirmed unto the said William Vaughan . . . one certain tract or parcel of land in the County and State aforesaid on Rattlesnake Creek containing ninety six acres and an half . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING on Rattlesnake Creek at the mouth of Henry Ledbetter's spring branch thence up the said branch along the said Ledbetter's line to a persimmon a corner tree in the sd. Ledbetter's old field thence an East course along the said Ledbetter's & Fleming's lines to a branch, thence down the said branch as it meanders to Rattlesnake Creek, thence up the said creek at [sic] it meanders to a burch above the ford, thence along a line of marked trees a North course, being a line between the said Brewer and Vaughan to live willow oaks in old field corner trees, thence a West course along the said Vaughan's line to the Beginning or First Station . . . Signed by William Brewer and witnessed by Willis Brewer, Morris Pearson (his mark) and Edward Kelly (his mark). Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Wm. Brewer of the one part to Wiliam Vaughan of the other part was acknowledged by the sd. Wm. Brewer party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 515.

This Indenture made 9th day of November 1793 between James Laffoon and Jane his wife of Macklinburg [sic] County of the one part and Robert Blackwell of Brunswick County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventeen pounds . . . and twenty four hundred weight of tobacco . . . by these presents do bargain & sell unto the said Robert Blackwell . . . a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing fifty acres and bounded as follows, to wit, BEGINNING at Lanier's corner on a post oak thence along his line to Sterling Edmunds's corner on a white oak thence along the said Edmunds's line to the mouth of a little branch which is William Keen Samford's line thence up the said branch to the head and thence a strait line out along the courses of the first mentioned line for complement and from thence to the Beginning . . . Signed by James Laffoon and Jane Laffoon and witnessed by William Bishop, Joseph Samford, and Joseph Whitehead (his mark). Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale between James Laffoon and Jane his wife of the one part and Robert Blackwell of the other part was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 517.

This Indenture made the 25th day of April 1794 between William Owens and Mary his wife of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part and George Wright of the County & State aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of forty five pounds . . . by these presents hath forever granted bargain sold and confirmed unto the sd. George Wright . . . a parcel of land or tract, laying in the County aforesaid, bounded as follows BEGINNING at a pine the corner tree between William Owens & Briggs Goodrich from thence a South course to a white oak on Middleton Fletcher's land from thence a S. E. course to a red oak from thence to a white oak on the road from thence down the said road to a white oak a corner tree, and from thence a S. W. course to the First Station to contain one hundred acres . . . and the said land is in possession of him the sd. George Wright . . . Signed by William Owens and Mary Owens (her mark) and witnessed by Thomas Goodrich, Owen M. Fletcher, and Micajah Lane. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Wm. Owens & Mary his wife of the one part and George Wright of the other part, was acknowledged by the sd. William & Mary to be their act & deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Mary being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 518.

This Indenture made this 18th day of November 1793 between Clement Lanier of Roan [sic] County in North Carolina of the one part and Robert Blackwell of Brunswick County in Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & twenty nine pounds fifteen shillings . . . doth grant bargain sell alien & confirm unto the said Blackwell . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and seventy three acres by survey lying and being in Brunswick County aforesaid and bounded as follows (vizt.) BEGINNING at Samfords & Turnbull corner shrub oak thence along Turnbull's line S 10 W 102 poles to a stooping white oak, thence S 51 E 160 1/2 poles to a small black gum at a path thence N 31 E 114 poles crossing a branch 132 1/2 poles to a shrub oak thence S 61 E 14 poles crossing the said branch 78 poles to an ash on the Great Branch thence down the said Branch as it meanders to a poplar on Sterling Edmunds's line thence along his line N 74 W 130 poles to a white oak thence N 4 W 134 poles to a white oak thence along Samfords line S 87 W 101 poles to the Beginning . . . Signed by Clement Lanier and witnessed by William K. Samford, Joseph Samford, and John Lanier. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Clement Lanier of the one part & Robert Blackwell of the other part was proved by the oaths of William K. Samford & Joseph Samford two of the witnesses and being also sworn deposed & said that John Lanier now deceased did in their presents subscribe his name as a witness thereto in the presents of the said Clement and at the request of the parties which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 520.

This Indenture made this 28th day of April 1794 between James Hicks and his wife Judith Hicks of the County of Brunswick of the one part & John Sturdivant of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty eight pounds eighteen shillings . . . doth grant bargain & sell enfeoff and confirm unto the said John Sturdivant . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying situate in the said County of Brunswick containing by estimation sixty six & half acres . . . and bounded as follows BEGINNING at a spanish oak where Peterson's line crosses the road thence along his line crossing a branch, thence crossing Curtis's Spring Branch to several trees chopt inwards from thence along Curtis's line crossing his spring branch again to where the said line crosses the said road thence along the said road to a red oak at the mouth of a path thence along & near the said path to the said road thence along the said road to the Beginning . . . Signed by James Hicks and Judith Hicks. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale between James Hicks and Judith his wife of the one part & James Sturdivant of the other part was acknowledged by the said James & Judith parties thereto to be their & deed & ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the sd. Judith being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 521.

This Indenture made this 6th day of January 1794 between John Mitchell and Diana Mitchell his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and John Richardson of Nottoway County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred & fifty pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff & confirm unto the said John Richardson . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows, BEGINNING on Shining Creek in Zabulon Lewis's line thence along his line to Zabulon Williams line thence along his line to Owen Strange's line thence along his line to George Avery's thence along his line to the line formerly William Thornton's deceased thence along his line to Ephraim Parham's line, thence along his line to the Beginning containing by estimation one hundred and thirty four acres . . . Signed by John Mitchell and Diana Mitchell and witnessed by Theod. Birchett, Roger Mallory, Jr., and John Mitchell, Jr. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by John Mitchell party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 523.

KNOW all men by these presents that I William Raney Senr. of the Parish St. Andrews and County of Brunswick and for the love and affection I bear unto my son Zebulon Rainey and divers others good causes and considerations me hereunto moving and more especially for the consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . have given and granted unto my son Zebulon Rainey one tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the aforesaid County of Brunswick being the same I bought of Rheece Rawlings containing one hundred & forty acres, bounded by my own land on the West the land Peter Pelham on the North East, by the land of Richardson Brown, on the East, also one Negro boy called Kit, one bay horse called Bitt?, four head of cattle, six head of hogs both first choice, one bed and furniture, one cross cut saw and one whip saw all my carpenters tools, my second largest iron pot one large gun, six pewter plates and one pewter dish . . . reserving however to myself my life's use in the said land, negro, goods and chattels before given . . . this 26th day of April 1794. Signed by William Raney. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Deed and Gift was acknowledged by William Raney party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 524.

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I William Raney of the Parish St. Andrews and County of Brunswick for the love and affection I bear unto my son Jesse Raney and for divers other good causes and considerations me hereunto moveing & more especially for the consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . have given & granted unto my son Jesse Raney one tract or parcel of land, situate lying and being in the aforesaid County of Brunswick being the plantation whereon I now live containing two hundred sixty three acres being the old tract I bought of Henry Morris except one hundred and forty seven acres which I gave to my son William Raney bounded by the old Courthouse Road to the Smokey Ordinary by a tract of land I bought of Rheece Rawlings on the east by my son William Raney's on the South and by my Mr. Browns on the West, also one Negroe boy called Lewis one young mare commonly called Nancey, four head of cattle, six head of hogs both his second choice, one bed and furniture one yoke of steers, one cart and wheels my largest iron pot, one small gun six pewter plates and one pewter dish . . . reserving however to myself & wife's lives use in the said lands & tenements & my own use only in the Negro Lewis and other goods & chattles hereby given during my life . . . this 18th day of October 1793. Signed by William Raney and witnessed by Lewis Brown (his mark), Thomas Lundie, and Robert Owen. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Deed & Gift was acknowledged by Wm. Raney party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 525.

This Indenture made this 16th day of December 1793 between James Pittillo of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Howell Taylor of the County of Warren N. Carolina of the other part . . . for and in consideration of one hundred and one pounds two shllings & six pence . . . doth by these presents grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth (vizt) BEGINNING on Mosely's Road at a corner spanish oak thence along the said road to a corner thence along a new line to George White's line, thence along the said line to Gun's line thence along Gun's line to an old stump thence still on the said Gun's line to the Pigeon Roost Creek thence down the sd. Creek to the Country line, thence along the sd. Taylor's present line to the Beginning and containing two hundred and two acres . . . Signed by James Pittillo and witnessed by Solomon Pittillo, Sam. Goode, and John Famarar(?). Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale between James Pittillo of the one part and Howell Taylor of the other part was acknowledged by the said James party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 527.

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

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

This Indenture made this 11th day of March 1794 between Jesse Pen of Brunswick County & George Trotter of the said . . . for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds . . . doth grant bargain and confirm unto the sd. George Trotter . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows, BEGINNING on John Haskins's line on a small poplar thence near a West course to corner poplar thence up the sd. branch as it meanders to a white oak on a large path, thence South course to corner maple thence South course to corner maple on Stith line, thence along Stith line to Haskin's corner hiccory [sic] thence along Haskins's line to the Beginning containing one hundred acres . . . Signed by Jesse Pen and witnessed by James Trotter, William Trotter, John Paup, Thomas Pelham, Leonard Wad(?) Walker. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Joseph Pen of the one part and George Trotter of the other part was proved by the oaths of William Trotter, John Paup, Thomas Pelham & Leonard Ward(?) Walker witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 531.

This Indenture made this 1st day of January 1794 between Jesse Briggs of the State of North Carolina and County of Stokes of the one part and Jesse Penn of the State of Virginia and County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain and confirm unto the said Jesse Penn . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as follows, BEGINNING on John Haskins's line on a small poplar thence near a West course to a branch to corner poplar thence up the said branch as it meanders to a white oak on a large path, thence a South course to corner maple on Stith's line thence along Stith's line to Haskins's corner hiccory [sic] thence along Haskins's line to the Beginning containing one hundred acres . . . Signed by Jesse Briggs and witnessed by Thomas Edmunds, Thomas Penn, James Ogburn, and John Orgain. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale between Jesse Briggs of the one part & Jesse Penn of the other part was proved by the oaths of Thomas Edmunds, Thomas Penn and John Orgain three of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 532.

This Indenture made this 18th day of March 1794 between Edw. Birchett of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Rhese Rawlings of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty six pounds ten shillings . . . do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the sd. Rhese Rawlings his heirs . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick bounded as followeth (to wit) by the lands of Wm. Marshall, Sack Pennington, Asa Gresham, Phil Russel and Meherrin River containing by estimation one hundred & ten acres . . . Signed by Edward Birchett and witnessed by Benja. Bugg, Nathal. Collier, and William Andrews. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Edwd. Birchett of the one part & Rheece Rawlings of the other part was acknowledged by the said Edward Birchett to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 533.

This Indenture made this 5th day of December 1793 between Joseph Crook, George Crook, James Crook, John Crook, Irby Crook, Robert Haley, Elizabeth Crook, Martha Crook and Polly Crook of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Giles Crook and Sollamon Crook of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the natural affection we bear to our two youngest brothers Giles & Soloman Crook but more especially for the sum of five shillings . . . doth give grant bargain sell alien & confirm . . . unto the said Giles Crook and Sollomon Crook . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid on the North side of Waqua Creek and bounded as followeth by George Trotter on the East William King on the North, William Jones on the West, also the widow Bennitt's land and Waqua Creek on the South containing one hundred and eighty acres . . . Signed by Joseph Crook, George Crook, James Crook (his mark), John Crook, Erby Crook (his mark), Robert Haley, Elizabeth Crook, Martha Crook (her mark) and Polley Crook (her mark), and witnessed by Guaividner(?) Scogin, Henry King (his mark) and William Scoging. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between Joseph Crook, George Crook James Crook John Crook Irby Crook Robert Haley Elizabeth Crook Martha Crook and Polley Crook of the one part to Giles Crook and Sollomon Crook of the other part was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 535.

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

This Indenture made this 18th day of January 1793 between John Jones & 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 seven pounds five shillings specie . . . have granted bargained and sold a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing fourteen and a half acres, . . . unto the said John Judd . . . and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at a pine North eighty five degrees east ninety three poles to a pine thence North twenty seven degrees East twenty four poles to a black jack thence North seventy one poles West forty seven poles to a post oak thence North forty nine degrees West seventy five poles to the Beginning . . . Signed by John Jones and witnessed by Joshua Lucy, James Fisher, and John Latimer. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between John Jones and Martha his wife of the one part and John Judd of the other part was proved by the oaths of James Fisher one of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 22d day of July 1793 by the oaths of Joshua Lucy & John Latimer also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 538.

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

This Indenture made this 8th day of January 1793 between Robert Abernathy and his wife Abigail of the County of Linkhorn [sic] in the State of North Carolina of the one part and Lucy Marks of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds . . . hath bargained sold alien'd enfeoff'd and made over unto the above said Lucy Marks . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres, lying and being in the said County of Brunswick and on the South side of the Reedy Creek & bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING on the said Reedy Creek near Blick's line then running along Blick's line to Smiths line thence along his line to Nathl. Parham's line, then along his line to the sd. Reedy Creek, thence up the said Creek to the Beginning . . . Signed by Robert Abernathy and Abigail Abernathy and witnessed by Buckner Harwell, Nathan Pepper, and Nathaniel Edwards. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale between Robert Abernathy and Abigail his wife of the one part and Lucy Marks of the other part was proved by the oath of Nathan Pepper one of the witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 22d day of July 1793 by the oaths of Buckner Harwell and Nathaniel Edwards also witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 540.

This Indenture made this 16th day of June 1794 between Lemon Shell and Sarah his wife John Dugger Junr. and Frances his wife of the County of Brunswick and William Ruffin & Margaret his wife of the County aforesaid of the one part and Charles Lucas of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty three pounds twelve shillings . . . do hereby bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Charles Lucas . . . three different parcels of land (as hereafter exprossd [sic]) all in one tract containing two hundred & seventy two acres of land . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid and on the North side of the Rocky Run and bounded as followeth (to wit) the tract conveyed by Lemon Shell BEGINNING at the mouth of sames James Bennitts spring branch on the said Run thence up the said branch as it meanders to the said Bennitts line in Ruffin's line thence along the said line to a corner pine on Ruffin's line, thence N. 73 degrees West two hundred & 73 degrees West two hundred and 76 poles to the said Rocky Run thence down the said Run as it meanders to the mouth of the said spring branch to the Beginning containing by estimation one hundred and fifty acres . . . the part conveyed by John Duggar Junr. BEGINNING at a white oak running N 67 West 34 poles, then No. 77 West 31 poles up the old Ct. House Road, thence do So. 63 poles down said Duggars fence to Shell's line, thence So. 83 East 63 poles to a pine and from thence to the white oak at the Beginning containing by estimation ten acres and one quarter . . . and that part conveyed by William Ruffin, BEGINNING at a white oak and turkey oak running No. 25 East 144 poles to a white oak and pine at the Little Reads thence No. 60 West 212 poles to Duggars line at a gum bush, then So. 5 West 151 poles to a corner pine, thence So. 85 East 160 poles to the Beginning containing by estimation one hundred and twelve acres . . . MEMORANDUM made before signed it is considered by the above contracting parties that each of them only covenants for the particular tract or parcel of land sold by them to the said Charles Lucas . . . Signed by Lemmon Shell, Sarah Shell, John Dugger, Jr., Fanny Dugger, William Ruffin and Margaret Ruffin and witnessed by Thomas Jones, Benja. Blick, Jos. Percivall as to William & Margaret Ruffin, and also witnessed by Wm. Turbyfile, Daniel Moring, and Abram Vaughan. Brunswick County June 23rd 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Lemmon Shell and Sarah his wife John Dugger Jr. & Fanny his wife & William Ruffin parties thereto to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Sarah and Fanny being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 542.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To Thomas Stith Benjamin Blick and Thomas Jones Gentlemen Greeting whereas Lemmon Shell and Sarah his wife John Dugger Junr. & Frances his wife and William Ruffin and Margaret his wife of the County of Brunswick by their certain Indenture of Bargain & Sale bearing date the 16th day of June 1794 have sold and conveyed unto Charles Lucas of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of two hundred and seventy two acres of land . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Margaret 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 Margaret shall be willing to make before you . . . and we do therefore command you that you personally go to the said Margaret and receive her acknowledgment of the same & examine her privately and apart from the said William her husband . . . this 16th day of June 1794. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Margaret Ruffin wife of the within named William Ruffin . . . and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . certified under our hands and seals this 16th day of June 1794. Signed by Benja. Blick and Thomas Jones. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1794. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment and privy examination of Margaret Ruffin wife of the within named William Ruffin to an Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Lemon Shell and Sarah his wife John Duggar Jnr. & Fanny his wife and Wm. Ruffin and Margaret his wife was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 544.

KNOW all men by these presents that I Joseph Baugh of the County of Brunswick for the good will and natural affection which I bear unto my friends and cousins & Charles Lucas, his wife Martha & their children of the same County as well as for the further consideration of five shillings . . . do hereby lend unto the said Charles Lucas and his wife Martha during their natural lives, the use and profits of five certain Negroes (to wit) Beck, Luke, Nedd, Jude & Sarah which said five Negroes are now in their possession and after their deceased I do hereby give the above said five Negroes (to wit) Beck Luke, Nedd, Jude and Sarah with their increase to be equally divided between all the children of the said Charles Lucas that shall be living at their death . . . this 23rd day of June 1794. Signed by Joseph Baugh and witnessed by H. Hill. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1794. This Deed of Gift was acknowledged by Joseph Baugh party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 545.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of June 1794 between Lemon Shell & Sarah his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Ephraim Jackson of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five pounds . . . do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Ephraim Jackson . . . all that tract or parcel of land situate and being in the County of Brunswick & bounded as followeth, BEGINNING at a red oak on Powell's Road on the said Jackson's line thence along the said road to William Murrell's (or Munell's) line thence along the said Murrell's line to the said Jacksons's thence along his line to the Beginning containing by estimation twenty five acres . . . Signed by Lemmon Shell and Sarah Shell. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Lemmon Shell and Sarah his wife parties thereto & ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgment the said Sarah being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 546.

This Indenture made this 13th day of February 1794 between John Lanier & Selah his wife of Brunswick County of the one part and James Ogburn of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of eighty five pounds . . . do bargain & sell unto the said James Ogburn . . . forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid containing one hundred acres and bounded as follows (to wit) BEGINNING on the said James Ogburn's line on the Great Creek thence up said creek to the mouth of the Great Branch which is the line between said land and Daniels Taylors land, thence up the said branch to John Matthis's line thence along said Matthis's line to the corner thence along the said James Ogburns line to a corner hickory & from thence along the said James Ogburns line to the Beginning . . . Signed by John Lanier and Selah Lanier (her mark) and witnessed by Benja. Ogburn, Daniel Taylor, John Matthis (his mark) and Luke Matthis. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Benjamin Ogburn John Matthis & Luke Matthis witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 547.

Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1794. Martha Lucas wife of Charles Lucas this day acknowledged an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Charles Lucas & Martha his wife to Lemon Shell she being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto which is ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 548.

This Indenture made this 23rd day of June 1794 between William Berry and Lucy his wife of Brunswick County of the one part and Clayton Abernathy of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five pounds . . . hath granted, bargain and sold aliened and confirmed unto the said Clayton Abernathy . . . one parcel or tract of land containing by private survey one hundred and eight and a half acres . . . situate lying & being in the said County of Brunswick on the South side of Wayquay (Waqua) Creek and bounded as followeth BEGINNING at Betty Crooks corner at several sassafras bushes at the corner of the old field thence along a new line South seventy two degrees West sixty poles to a lightwood stake, leaving the dwelling house on the North, and the barn and apple orchard on the South side, thence North seventy one degrees West, one hundred and two poles, to a small sweet gum on the Great Branch, thence down the branch as it meanders to Wayquay Creek thence down the said Creek as it meanders to Betty Crook's corner maple on the same, thence along her line South seventeen degrees East one hundred and eighty poles to the Beginning . . . Signed by William Berry and witnessed by Washington Craft, John B. Goldsberry and Joshua Lucy. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by William Berry a party thereto to be his act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 549.

This Indenture made this 29th day of November 1791 between Lewis Brown son of Richard & Priscilla his wife of the one part & John Rives of the County of Greensville of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds . . . do grant bargain & sell unto the said John Rives . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Brunswick on the South side of Smokey Ordinary Road containing by estimation two hundred acres and bounded as followeth BEGINNING where Beverly's path crosses the said road at a black jack thence down the said road to Jessee Edwards's corner white oak thence along the said Edwards's line S 19 W 170 poles to a corner pine thence along Lewis Brown Senr. line N 63 W 128 poles to his corner black jack, thence a new line continuing the same course 180 poles to a small white oak corner thence a new line N 18 E 174 poles to the Beginning . . . to the only proper use and behoof of him the said John Rives . . . Signed by Lewis Brown and Priscilla Brown and witnessed by Fredk. Burdge, William Raney, Frances Brown, William Richardson, Thomas Pelham, Sampson Dugger, John Nolley, and Jos. Price. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was proved by the oaths of Thomas Pelham & Sampson Duggar witnesses thereto and having been proved on the 23rd day of April 1792 by the oath of Frederick Burdge also a witness thereto the same is ordered to be recorded and Priscilla Brown wife of the said Lewis Brown being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 550.

This Indenture made and indented the 23rd day of June 1794 between Henry Jackson & Ann his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and James Bass of the same County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds . . . doth hereby grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said James Bass . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the aforesaid County and bounded as followeth that is to say BEGINNING at William Rices corner white oak thence along his line North twenty degrees East seventy poles to a small pine on the Three Creeks thence down the said Creek as it meanders to the mouth of the So_io slash thence up the said slash as it meanders to Bruces corner maple on the same thence along this line South sixty & a half degrees West eighty poles to a small black jack thence along a new line North thirty six degrees West one hundred & twenty two poles to a small black jack on the sd. Wm. Rices line & thence along the sd. line North eighty two degrees East eighty poles to the Beginning and containing by a late survey one hundred acres . . . Signed by Henry Jackson and Ann Jackson. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Henry Jackson & Ann his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed & ordered to be recorded. Previous to which acknowledgement the said Ann being first privily examined as the Law directs did voluntarily assent thereto. Deed Book 15, page 551.

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME I William Atkison Senr. do send greeting whereas by the death of my son James Atkison it is supposed that I have a right to his estate but know ye that I the said William Atkison of the County of Brunswick for and in consideration of the love, good will, and tender affection which I have and do bare towards my loving children William Atkison, Thomas Atkison, Dorothy Atkison, Martha Collier, John Atkison and Rebeccah Atkison have given and granted and by these presents do freely give and grant unto the said children when they come of age or marry all the right title interest claim & demand which I have or may have to a Negro fellow named Roger one Negro girl named Nancy two head of horses, stock of cattle together with all and singular the goods chattels and credits belonging to the estate of my said son James Atkison to be equally divided between my said children to wit William Thomas Dorothy Martha John and Rebeccah when they come of age or marry . . . provided also and it is the true intent and meaning of these presents that if the estate of my said son James be in debt in that case his debts are to be paid out of his estate . . . this 21st day of May 1794. Signed by William Atkison. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1794. This Deed of Gift was acknowledged by William Atkinson party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 553.

This Indenture made this 19th day of April 1794 between Joseph Mason and Elizabeth his wife of Brunswick County and State of Virginia of the one part and John Drummond of the said County & State of the aforesaid of the other part . . . for & in consideration of the sum of three hundred and ninety six pounds . . . have granted bargained & sold . . . unto the said John Drummond . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Brunswick in Meherrin Parish containing by estimation three hundred & ninety six acres . . . & is bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING where the said Drummonds line crosses the (?) Main Road thence along the said line North ten degrees West two hundred & nine poles to a beech on the spring branch down the said branch as it meanders to the mouth at Hicks Creek up the said creek as it meanders to the mouth of Jorden Houses spring branch up the said branch as it meanders to the fork, up the said fork as it meanders to the said Houses [line] along the said line South sixteen degrees West forty eight poles to a black gum North eighty degrees West one hundred and ten poles crossing the said creek one hundred & twenty one poles to a [      ] oak stump in John Nicholson's line thence along his line South sixty three degrees West twenty two poles to a black jack thence South four degrees West one hundred and nine poles to a spanish oak thence South eighty six degrees East eighty eight poles to his corner turkey oak on the old road thence crossing along Mark Jackson's line the same course one hundred and sixty two poles crossing the main road one hundred and ninety nine poles to his corner pine thence along a new line North twenty seven degrees East seventeen poles to a small hicory [sic] on the main road down the said road one hundred and ninety seven poles to the Beginning . . . Signed by Joseph Mason and Elizabeth Mason and witnessed by John Greene, Allen Love, and John Seward, Jr. Brunswick County Court July 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Joseph Mason party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 553.

This Indenture made this 19th day of April 1794 between Joseph Mason & Elizabeth his wife of Brunswick County & State of Virginia of the one part & John Drummond of the said County & State of the aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five pounds . . . have granted bargained & sold . . . unto the said John Drummond . . . one certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Brunswick and in Meherrin Parish containing by estimation seventy acres . . . and is bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at an oak standing by the road running South thirty degrees West nine chains to a black jack standing in a branch thence along the surpentine windings thereof to a shrub oak corner thence North forty degrees East twenty six chains to a corner pine to the said Masons line thence North eighty degrees West twenty eight chains along his line to a corner pine on the old road thence South sixty degrees West to the Beginning . . . Signed by Joseph Mason and Elizabeth Mason and witnessed by Allan Love, John Greene, and John Seward Junr. Brunswick County Court July 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Joseph Mason party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 555.

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