Henry Scruggs 1767

Henry Scruggs

To

Jonathan Colquitt

Deed Book 4, pages 155 & 156

 

(page 155)

 

This Indenture made the Twenty third day of February in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven by and between Henry Scruggs of Southam parish in Cumberland county of the one part and Jonathan Colquit of the same parish and county of the other part Witnesseth that the said Henry Scruggs for and in consideration of the sum of sixty five pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Jonathan Colquit at and before the unsealing and delivering of these presents the receipt where of he the said Henry Scruggs doth hereby acknowledge and there of and every part there of doth clearly acquit and discharge the said Jonathan Colquit his heirs executors and administrators and every of them by these presents hath granted alienated bargained sold release and confirmed and by these present doth grant alien bargain sell release and confirm unto the said Jonathan Colquit his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres more or less situate lying and being on the branches of Willisses creek in the parish and county aforesaid and bounded as followeth ,towit,   Beginning at a corner Red Oak in John Seays line thence north ten degrees west two hundred and three poles to a corner White Oak thence north fifty five degrees east ninety two poles to pointers thence south thirty five degrees east one hundred and seventy eight poles to pointers thence south fifty five degrees west forty one poles to pointers thence south thirty five degrees east eighty one poles to a Spanish Oak thence south forty four east nineteen poles to pointers thence south fifty eight degrees west forty eight to a small Persimmon tree and pointer thence north seventy eight degrees west ninety poles to the first station   With all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Jonathan Colquit and his heirs.  To the only proper use and behoof of him the said Jonathan Colquit his heirs and assigns forever.  And the said Henry Scruggs for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant and grant to and with the said Jonathan Colquit his heirs and assigns by these presents that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Jonathan Colquit his heirs and assigns from time to time and at all times forever hereafter peaceably and quietly to have hold occupy possess and enjoy the said land and premises without any lawful let suit trouble molestation or interruption of him the said Henry Scruggs his heirs executors administrators or assigns or any other person or persons lawful claiming or to claim in by from or under them or any of them and the said Henry Scruggs for himself and his heirs the said land and premises as before intended mentioned and express unto the said Jonathan Colquit and his heirs against him the said  Henry Scruggs and his heirs and all claiming or to claim in by from or under them or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.  In witness where of the said Henry Scruggs hath hereunto put his hand and affixed his seal the day and year

 

(page 156)

 

 

 

first above written

Signed sealed and delivered  }                                  Henry  X  Scruggs    L.S.

In the presence of                  }

 Memorandum  That on the twenty third day of February one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven peaceably and quiet possession of the land and premises within granted and sold was had and taken by the within named Henry Scruggs and by him delivered to the within named Jonathan Colquit as the usual symbols of livery and seizon according to the force form and effect of the within deed.

Signed sealed and delivered  }                                              Henry  X   Scruggs   L.S.

In the presence of                  }

Received this twenty third day of February one Thousand seven hundred and sixty seven the sum of sixty five pounds current money it being the consideration for the land and premises within granted and sold

                                                                        Received by me   Henry  X  Scruggs

 

At a court held for Cumberland county the 23rd day of February 1767  This indenture and the memorandum of livery and seizen and receive enjoyed were acknowledged by Henry Scruggs a party thereto and by the court ordered to be recorded and Ann wife of the said Henry being first privately examined as the law directs relinquished her right of dower in and to the land and premises conveyed by said indenture

Exam’d                                                            Test       Thompson Swann   Clk.

Submitted by: Troy Colquitt

 

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