Stroud to Pearce Deed

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Edward STROUD to Richard & Lewis PEARCE

“Frederick County, Virginia Deed Book No. 6”

Page 439

                This Indenture made the 29th November in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty One Between Edward STROUD of the  County of Frederick in Virginia of the one part and Richard PEARCE & Lewis PEARCE of the said County & Colony the Other part  Witnesseth that the said Edward STROUD for & Consideration of the Sum of five Shillings Current Money of Virginia to him in Hand paid by the said Richard PEARCE & Lewis PEARCE at or before the Sealing & delivery of these Presents the Receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged Hath Grants Bargains and Sold & by these Presents doth Grant Bargain & Sell unto the said Richard PEARCE & Lewis PEARCE a Certain piece or parcel of Land Containing One Acre Lying & being on Opeckon Creek or run in the Parish & County of Frederick in the aforesaid Colony and part of a Greater Tract of Three Hundred & Sixty Acres and Bounded as followeth Beginning at a white oak Bush and Running thence twelve poles & a half down to a Black Walnut tree Close by the water side thence down the Cree twelve pole and a half to a Sycamore bush thence twelve & a half East thence Thirteen poles & a half to the Beginning and all Houses Buildings Orchards ways waters water Courses profits Commodities Hereditaments & Appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises thereby Granted or any part thereof Belonging or in any wise appertaining & Reversion & Reversions remainder and Remainders Rents Issues & profits thereof To Have & to hold the said One Acre of Land and all & Singular Other the-Premises hereby granted with the appurtenances unto the said Richard PEARCE & Lewis PEARCE their Executors Administrators and Assigns from the day before the date hereof for & diving the full Term & time of one whole year from thence receive Ensuing fully to be Complete & Ended Yielding & paying therefore the Rent of one pepper Corn on Lady day next if the same shall be Lawful demanded to the Intent & purpose that by Virtue of these Presents and of the Statute for Transferring Uses unto Possession the said Richard PEARCE & Lewis PEARCE May be in Actual Possession of said Premises & be thereby enabled to accept & take a grant & release of the Reversion & Inheritance thereof to them & their Heirs In Witness whereof the said Edward SHROUD hath hereunto Set His Hand & Seal the day & year first above written

Sealed & delivered In the Presence of} Edward STRODE       (LS)

Basil MAGRUDER, John WHITE       Elioner (her E mark) STRODE (LS)

Mary (her + mark) WHITE

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At a Court held for Frederick County on the 2nd day of December 1761

This Indenture was proved in Court by the Oaths of the Witness’s __ (?) & Ordered to be Recorded


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