Joseph Wilkinson - Land Grant - 1763

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The Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of n
Cameron in that part of Great Britain called Scotland. Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia
To all to whom this present writing shall come sends Greeting: Know Yee that for good causes for & in
consideration of the Composition to me paid and for the annual rent hereinafter reserved I have
given granted and confirmed and by these presents for me my Heirs and assigns Do give grant &
confirm unto Joseph Wilkinson of Frederick County a certain tract of waste & ungranted
Land on both sides of Back Creek in the said County and bounded as by a Survey thereof made
by Mr. John MAUZY. Beginning at a white oak standing on the South side of Back Creek
at the mouth of a branch, thence up the said branch. S15:W: two hundred polls to a white oak on low
Ground on the West side of the said branch, thence crossing it S75:E: one hundred and eighty seven~
poles to a red oak sapling and a Young chestnut, thence N15:E: at one hundred and fifty two poles came
to Jeremiah SMITHS corner red oak, the same course continued along his line three hundred & forty
two poles to a corner white oak by the Waggon road, then N75:W: one hundred & eighty seven poles
containing four hundred acres. Together with all Rights Members and appurtenances thereunto
belonging Royall Mines Excepted and a full third part of all Lead Copper, Tum Coals,
Iron Mine 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 Joseph WILKENSON his Heirs &
assigns forever. He the said Joseph WILKINSON his Heirs and assigns therefore Yielding & paying
to me my Heirs or Assigns or to my certain Attorney or Attornies Agent or Agents or to the certain
Attorney or Attornies of my Heirs or Assigns Proprietors of the said Northern Neck Yearly & 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 hereby granted and so proportionably for a greater or lesser quantity ~~~
Provided that if the said Joseph WILKINSON his Heirs or Assigns shall not pay the said reserved
annual rent as aforesaid 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 Legally Demanded, that then is
shall and may be lawfull for me my Heirs or Assigns Proprietors as aforesaid my or their ____
certain Attorney or Attornies. Agent or Agents into the above granted Premises to Reenter &
hold the same so as if this Grant had never passed. Given at my Office in the County of
Frederick under my hand & Seal. Dated the tenth day of June in the third Year of his
Majesty King George the thirds Reign A D 1763 -----------------

Joseph Wilkinson s Deed for 400 Acres }
of land in Frederick County }


Ex p Thos ____y Martin


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