Friday, November 16, 2007

Richard Bracewell to Oliver Woodard 1720

This Indenture made the 22th day of August in the Sixth year of
the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George and in ye year of
Our Lord God one thousand seven hundred & Twenty Between
Richd Bracewell of ye Isle of Wight County of ye one part &
Oliver Woodward of ye same county of ye other part, Witnesseth
that ye sd Richd Bracewell for an Consideration of the Value or
Sum of fifty pounds Sterlling Money of England to him in hand
paid by ye afore sd Oliver Woodward ye Receipt Whereof ye sd
Richd Bracewell Doth hereby acknowledge himselfe to be therewith
fully satisfied Contented & paid and therefore Doth acquitt &
Declar the sd Oliver Woodward his heirs Excrs & Admr and Every
of them by these presents hath granted alinated Bargained & Sold
& Delivered by ___ ___ & Doth fully Clearly & absolutely give
grant alinate Bargain Sell Deliver Enfeoff & Confirm unto ye sd
Oliver Woodward his heirs Admrs and Assigns for Ever a Certain
tract or psell of Land Lying being on the North Side of Nottoway
River containing by Estimation one hundred and fifty acres more
or less ye sd Devised of Land be part of a patent for Eight
hundred & fifty acres patented to Mr. Richd Washington by ye
Honl Alexander Spotswood his Majesty Lu Gov of Colony of Virga
bearing Date in 16 Day of December One thousand Seven hundred
& fourteen and Bounded as followeth beginning at a hole standing
by ye side of Nottoway River then Running along a line of Marked
Trees and East Course to a hicory standing by a branch of
Nottoway then North Thirty Three Degrees West Sixty Eight pole
to a pine tree North forty four Degrees West fifty nine pole to
a White Oak tree North Sixty four Degrees West Sixty
One pole to a hicory a line tree of Cpt Richd Exums Land then by
Exums line South fourteen Degrees West Eighty Six pole to a
Red Oak by Nottoway River so Down ye sd River to ye first
station Including One hundred & fifty Acres more or Less Have
and To Hold ye sd Land & prmises with ye appurtenances there
Belonging unto ye sd Oliver Woodward his heirs & assignes forever
so that neither ye sd Richd Bracewell his heirs Exr Admr nor any
Other pson or psons whatsoever by frorme or under him or those
shall or will hereafter have ____ Challeng or Demand any Estate
Right title or Interest of in or to ye sd Lands and pmises or to
any part or psell thereof but they & Everyone of them shall be
Utterly Excluded -------rred forever & further I ye afor sd
Richard Bracewell
Do ____ my Selfe my heirs Exrs & Admr in
Penall Sum or Quantity of one hundred pounds Sterlling Money of
o be paid Upon _____ & also for to make a further
In__ance of ye sd Oliver Woodward his heirs or assignes or his
Forsd Counsel in ye Law Shall ______ upon ye pformance
of all & Singular the Articles afore specifyed in this Doc. Ye
sd Richd Bracewell Doth by my Selfe my heirs & for Ever by a
Generall Warranty against & all manner of psons Whatsoever In
Witness Whereof ye sd Richd Bracewell hath here unto Sett my
hand and Seal ye Day Year and Reign above written.
Richd R Bracewell (Seal)

Signed Sealed and Delivered At a Court held for Isle of Wight
In ye psence of Us County ye 26th Day of September 1720
Richd Bracewell Came into Court psonly

Great Book, Page 387

See a partial copy of original here

See a copy of Richard's will here