Benjamin McDonald - Land Grant - 1789

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Benjn. McDonalds                   Beverly Randolph Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virgi-
         318 3/4 Acres                  =nia to all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know ye that by Virtue
Frederick County                  of a Warrant Issued from the late Lord Proprietors Office of the Northern Neck
                                                   and inconsideration of the ancient composition of one pound fifteen Shillings
         Exd.                              Sterling Paid by Benjamin McDonald into the Treasury of the Commonwealth
                                            there is Granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Benjamin McDonald
                                         Assignee of John Mason, a certain tract of Parcel of Land containing Three
                                        hundred and eighteen & three quarter Acres by Survey bearing date the twelfth 
                                        day of April one Thousand Seven hundred and eighty eight, lying and being in the
                                        County of Frederick, adjoining lands of Joseph Lupton and Rice near Isaac's Creek
                                        and timber ridge and bounded as followeth, To wit, Beginning at a white oak a 
                                      corner to the Lands of John Rout and running thence with him North thirty nine 
                                     and a half degrees, West fifty one poles, to a white oak and pine, Corner to Robert
                                    McKee's Land, thence running with McKee's line South thirty eight degrees, West
                                   Three hundred, and Seventy seven poles, to two white oaks, on the west Side of a 
                                    hill, his and John Nutts Corner (formerly Luptons,) Thence with Nutts, South 
                                   fifty one degrees, west three hundred and ninety seven poles, to two Spanish
                                  oaks and White Oak, at the foot of a hill on the East Side of Isaac's Creek, Thence
                                 South fifty two degrees, West forty two poles, to two pines William Hauses Corner,
                                 on the point of a hill, thence running with House South Sixty seven degrees, East 
                               one hundred and Eighty four poles to a white Oak Corner to Thomas Reeces Junr. 
                                Thence with his line North Sixteen degrees, East Seventy one poles, to a Chesnut
                                Oak on the west side of a hill Corner to said Reece and in or near the Line of John
                                Rout Thence North with Rout Eighty one and three quarter degrees, West twenty
                                five poles to a Young Marked Chesnut, Corner to said John Rout, thence

                               Continuing with Rout North forty four and a half degrees, East two hundred and 
                                Eighty nine Poles to three chesnut oaks, Corner
228          to John Rout and Other Lands of Said McDonald, Thence with McDo-
                   nald, North forty two and three quarters degrees East one hundred and fifty
                  three poles, to two Chesnut Oaks, his and Routs, Corner, thence with Rout
                   North thirty nine and a half degrees, West Eight poles to two maples and a 
                   white Oak, in a Valley Near a Drain, Thence north thirty four degrees, 
                   East two hundred and fifty-two poles to the Beginning with its
                   Appurtenances To have and To hold the Said Tract or parcel of Land
                   with its Appurtenances to the Said Benjamin McDonald and his Heirs
                    forever. In witness whereof the Said Beverly Randolph Esquire
                 Governor Of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto Set his hand
                  and Caused the lesser Seal of the Said Commonwealth to be affixed at
                   Richmond on the first day of September in the Year of our Lord
                One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty nine and the Commonwealth 
                    the fourteenth ~
                                                                                     Beverley Randolph



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