Thomas Jefferson’s Land Grant for 300 Acres in Amherst County

Thos Jefferson 300 acres Form Page 1

George the third &c. To all &c. Know ye that for divers good Causes & Considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of Thirty Shillings of Good and Lawful Money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have Given Granted and Confirmed and by these presents for us our Heirs and successors Do Give Grant and Confirm unto Thomas Jefferson one Certain Tract or Parcel of Land Containing three hundred Acres lying and being in the County of Amherst both sides of North fork of Piney River and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at a Red Oak on the North side of the River thence North sixteen Degrees East sixty Poles to a Chesnut Oak South seventy four Degrees East fifty two Poles to a Poplar South thirty five Degrees East eighteen Poles to a Poplar thence up the aforesaid River according to the Meanders to Pointers on the South side of the River thence South twenty eight Degrees West sixty two Poles to a Poplar South seventeen and an half Degrees West ninety eight Poles to a Poplar South thirty six Degrees West one hundred and twenty Poles to a Chesnut Oak North eighty two Degrees West fifty four Poles to a Chesnut Oak North twenty nine Degrees West one hundred and eighty Poles to Pointers North forty eight Degrees East forty six Poles to a Chesnut North eleven and an half Degrees East eighty Poles to a scaly Bark Hickory South fifty seven Degrees East forty two Poles to a Mahogony Tree thence down the River according to the Meanders to the first Station. With all &c. To have hold &c. To be held &c. Yielding and Paying &c. Provided &c. In Witness &c. Witness our Trusty and welbeloved Francis Fauquier Esqr our Lieutnt Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twenty seventh day of June one thousand seven hundred and sixty four In the fourth year of our Reign.

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Francis Fauquier
Tr (Vi: RG 4, Virginia Land Office Grant Book, 35:504–05); in a clerk’s hand.
Author
Francis Fauquier
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Date
June 27, 1764