Jesse Pugh - Land Grant - 1752

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The Right Honourable Thomas Lord FAIRFAX Baron of Cameron in that Part of Great Britain
called Scotland Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia. To all whom this present writing shall come
sends Greeting: Know Ye that for good Causes for an in Consideration of the Composition to one paid. And
for the annual Rent hereafter reserved I have gicen granted and Confirmed And by these presents for
me my Heirs and Assigns do give grant and confirm unto Jesse PUGH of Frederick County a certain
Tract of waste and ungranted Land where He lives on back Creek in the said County and Bounded as by a
survey there of made by Mr. John MAUZY as followeth Beginning at a water Oak on the South
side of Back Creek, thence South Three hundred and Sixty Poles to a corner Black Oak on a
Ridge, thence East One hundred forty six Poles to three young white oaks Corners, thence North
four hundred thirty nine Poles to a Corner white Oak on the West Side of a small branch of Back
Creek, thence West One hundred fortysix Poles to a corner Pine, thence South Seventynine Poles to
the Beginning Containing Four hundred Acres Together with all Rights Members and
Appurtenances thereunto belonging Royal Mines Excepted And a full third Part of all Lead
Copper Tum Coals Iron Mines and Iron Ore that shall be found thereon To have and to hold the
said Four hundred acres of Land Together with all Rights Profits and Benefits to the same
belonging or in any wise appertaining Except before Excepted to Him the said Jesse PUGH his
Heirs and Assigns for Ever. He the said Jesse PUGH his Heirs or assigns therefore Yielding and
Paying to me my Heirs or Assigns or to my certain Attorney or Attorneys Agent or Agents or to the
certain Attorney or Attorneys of my Heirs or Assigns Proprietors of the said Northern Neck Yearly
and every Year on the Feast day of St. Michael the Archangel the Fee Rent of one Shilling Sterling
Money for every fifty Acres of Land thereby Granted and So proportionably for a Greater of lesser
Quantity: Receive that of the said Jesse PUGH his Heirs or Assigns shall not Pay the before
reserved Annual Rent so that the same or any Part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the space
of Two whole Years after the same shall become Due if Lawfully Demanded. That then it shall
and may be Lawfull for me my Heirs or Assigns Proprietors as aforesaid my or their certain
Attorney or Attorneys Agent or Agents into the above granted Premises to Reenter and Hold
the same so as if this Land had never Passed. Given at my office in the county of Fairfax
within my said Proprietary under my Hand and Seal Dated this Second Day of January in
the Twenty fifth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of
Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith An. Dn. One thousand Seven-
hundred and fifty two ~~


Jesse PUGHs Deed
for 400 Acres of Land
in Frederick County.




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