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Land Grant to JOHN SMALL - 115 A. in Amherst Co, VA - June 15, 1773
On N. branches of Rockfish River on S. side of Pilot Mtn... Beg. at James Woods lines. . .

 
Land Grant to John Small - 115 acres in Amherst County, Virginia

15th Day of June 1773 in the 13th year of our reign

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain------and King Defender of the Faith--To all to whom these Presents shall come Greetings. Know ye that for divers good----and Considerations, but more Especially for and in Consideration of the sum of Fifteen Shillings of good Lawful Money for our Use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We hath given Granted and Confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors Do give grant and Confirm unto JOHN SMALL one certain tract or Parcel of Land containing one hundred and fifteen acres lying and being in the County of Amherst on the north branches of Rockfish River and on the south side of the Pilot mountain and bounded as followeth to wit-Beginning at a red oak corner to James Wood and running thence new lines North twenty two degrees West one hundred and twenty three poles to a chestnut oak North two degrees West seventy six Poles to a chestnut oak North seventy nine Degrees East twenty eight Poles to a Chestnut South twenty six Degrees East ninety six Poles to a red--South seventy seven Degrees East forty seven Poles to a Chestnut oak North thirty eight Degrees East forty Poles to a Chestnut South sixty eight Degrees East sixteen Poles to a chestnut South fifteen Degrees East fifty four Poles to a chestnut oak and south four Degrees West sixty eight Poles to a Hickory sapling in James Woods' line and with it North fifty five Degrees West seven Poles to Pointers the same course continued a new line fifty five Poles to a chestnut oak and South seventeen Degrees West eighty two Poles to Pointers in James Woods' line and with it fifty four degrees West fifty three Poles to the first station. With all Woods, Underwoods Swamp Marshes Lowgrounds Meadows Feedings and his due Share of all Veins Mines and Quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the Bounds aforesaid and being Part of the said Quantity of one hundred and fifteen acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Water Courses therein contained together with the Privileges of ----------Fon------ and ----- its Commodities and Hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other----unto the said John Small and his heirs and Assigns forever to the only Use and Behoof of him the said John Small and his Heirs and Assigns forever to be held of us our Heirs and Successors of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common Soccage and not in Capacitor by Knights Service Yielding and Paying unto us our Heirs and Successors for every fifty Acres of Land so proportionally for a greater or lesser Quantity than fifty Acres the Fee Rent of one Shilling Yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel and also Cultivating and Improving three acres part of every fifty of the Tract above mentioned within three years after the Date of these Presents Provided always that if three years of the said fee-rent shall at any time be in arrear and Unpaid or if the said John Small his Heirs or Assigns do not within the Space of three Years next coming after the date of these Presents Cultivate and Improve three acres part of every fifty of the Tract above mentioned then the Estate hereby Granted shall Cease and be Utterly Determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our Heirs and Successors to grant the same Lands and Premises with the Appurtenances such other Person or Persons as we our Heirs and Successors shall think fit In witness whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made Witness our Trusty and well beloved John, Earl of Dunmore our Lieutenant and Governor General of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg Under the seal of our said Colony the fifteenth day of June one thousand seven hundred and seventy three. In the thirteenth year of our reign.

 
Original in possession of Mrs. W.H. Horton, Roanoke, Va.
Contributed By Vinita Shaw
 
 

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