Peter Jefferson’s Land Grant for 528 Acres in Cumberland County

Peter Jefferson &c. 528

George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith To all to Whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know ye that for divers good Causes and Considerations but more especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of Fifty five 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 Peter Jefferson and Thomas Turpin one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing five hundred and twenty eight Acres lying and being in the County of Cumberland on the South Side of James River on both Sides of Clear Branch whic[h] is a run of Dillard’s Branch and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at a Corner Pine runni[ng] thence on Joseph Bingley North forty three Degrees West two hundred and thirty six Poles to Pointers thence on Henry Bailey deceased South thirty seven Degrees West one hundred and fifty Poles to a Shrub black Oak thence on Peter Lookadoe North sixty Degrees West thirty two Poles to a Chesnut Oak South thirty seven and an half Degrees West sixty six Poles to a red Oak Saplin thence on Matthew Agee South thirty five and an half Degrees West one hundred and thirty six Poles to a white Oak South thirty Degrees East ninety two Poles to a Chesnut Oak thence on Abraham Cowley’s Line South eighty eight and an half Degrees East two hundred and sixty six Poles to a hiccory thence on John James Dupey North twenty five and three Quarters Degrees East one hundred and ninety [six?] Poles crossing Clear Branch to the First Station Withall Woods Underwoods Swamps Marshes Lowgrounds Meadows Feedings and his due Share of all Veins Mines and Quarr[ies] as well discovered as not discovered within the Bounds aforesaid and being Part of the said Quantity of five hundred and twenty eight Acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Wat[er] Courses therein contained together with the Privileges of Hunting Hawking Fishing Fowli[ng] and all other Profits Commodities and Hereditaments whatsoever the same or any Part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining To have hold possess and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the before granted Premises and every Part thereof with their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said Peter Jefferson and Thomas Turpin and to their heirs and Assigns forever is the only Use and Behoof of them the said Peter Jefferson & Thomas Turpin their heirs and Assigns forever To be held of us our heirs and Successors as of ou[r] Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common Soccage and not Capite or by Knight’s Service Yielding and Paying unto us our heirs and successors for every fifty Acres of Land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater Quantity than [. . .] or if the said Peter Jefferson and Thomas Turpin their heirs or Assigns do not within the space of three Years next coming after the Date of these Presents cultivate and improve three Acres Part of every fifty of the Tract above mentioned then the Estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it Shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and Successors to grant the same Lands and Premises with the Appurtenances unto such other Person or Persons as we our heirs and Successors Shall think fit In Witness whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made Witness our Trusty and Welbeloved Lewis Burwell Esq. President of our Council and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said Colony the twentieth Day of September One thousand seven hundred and fifty one in the twenty fifth year of our Reign

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Lewis Burwell
Tr (Vi: RG 4, Virginia Land Office Grant Book, 31:11–12); faint; in a clerk’s hand.
Author
Lewis Burwell
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Date
September 20, 1751