Thomas Jefferson’s Land Grant for 560 Acres in Albemarle County

Thos Jefferson 560 acres Form pages

George the Third &c. To all &c. Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of Three pounds of good & 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 five hundred and sixty acres lying and being in the County of Albemarle on the South side of the Fluvanna and under the blue ridge and bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning at a hickory corner to John Dawson and Thomas Turpin & running on the said Turpin’s line South sixty degrees East three hundred and eight poles to a white oak saplin—thence on Thomas Meriwether’s line South sixteen degrees West two hundred and thirty six poles to pointers thence on Thomas Ballow’s line North sixty five degrees West four hundred and seventy poles to a black oak then [. . .] lines North sixty degrees East one hundred and sixty six poles to a Locust and North forty degrees East one hundred and twenty four poles to the beginning. With all &c. To have hold &c. To be held &c. Yielding & Paying &c. Provided &c. In Witness &c. Witness our trusty and welbeloved John Blair esqr President of our Council and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the twentieth day of September one thousand seven hundred & sixty eight In the eighth year of our Reign.


John Blair
Tr (Vi: RG 4, Virginia Land Office Grant Book, 37:445); in a clerk’s hand.
Date Range
September 20, 1768