Thomas Jefferson’s Land Grant for 485 Acres in Albemarle County

Thos Jefferson 485 Acres AlbemarleExd

Beverley Randolph Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know ye that by virtue of an order of Council and in Consideration of the Ancient Composition of two pounds ten Shillings Sterling paid by Thomas Jefferson Esquire into the Treasury of this Commonwealth, There is1 granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Thomas Jefferson Esquire a Certain tract or Parcel of Land, Containing four hundred and Eighty five Acres, by Survey bearing Date the twenty seventh day of March one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Eight, Lying and being in the County of Albermarle on the North side of the Rivanna River and bounded as followeth To wit Beginning at Pointers between Thomas M. Randolph and said Jefferson thence on said Randolphs line North eighty five degrees East twenty six poles to Pointers North sixty six poles to Pointers North eighty five degrees East two hundred and forty poles to Pointers, South seven degrees East fifty nine poles to a Chesnut oak North eighty five degrees East two hundred and thirty poles to a white oak on John Harvies line thence on said Harvies line North forty three degrees West sixty two poles to Pointers North fifty degrees West one hundred and ninety five Poles to Pointers on William Watsons line thence on his line South fifty five degrees West one hundred and twenty one Poles to a red oak North eighty five degrees West thirty two Poles to a hickory South sixty nine degrees West fifty four poles to a red oak North eighty one degrees West one hundred and Six Poles to a Chesnut tree thence on new lines South forty degrees West thirty four poles to a Chesnut tree North thirty five Degrees West two hundred and twenty poles to a Black oak on Martin Keys line and on the said Keys line South twenty five degrees West one hundred and Seventy poles to a Chesnut on his own line thence on the same South forty four degrees East twelve Poles to a Spanish oak, South seventy two degrees East one hundred and twenty seven poles to Pointers South ninety nine Poles to a Black oak South sixty degrees East seventy 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 Thomas Jefferson Esquire and his heirs for ever In witness whereof the said Beverley Randolph Esqr 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 twenty third day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty nine and of the Commonwealth the fourteenth—

Bev: Randolph
Tr (Vi: RG 4, Virginia Land Office Grant Book, 20:548–9); in a clerk’s hand.
1MS: “is is.”
Author
Beverley Randolph
Date Range
Date
July 23, 1789