Charles City County Order Book, 1694-1700, image 18
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179 in the parrish of Westover in the County of Charles Citty on the North side of James River Conteining eight thousand acres of Land be the same more or less bounded as ffolloweth. that is to say east uppon the lands late of Capt Thomas Pawlet decd & now in the tenure or occupacon of Theoderick Bland and John Bland or one of them begining att a small gutt that runeth att the West end of the Clift of Westover, West uppon Kimages Creek and soe upp to the head of the sd Creek including all the lands between the sd Creek and the afforsd Gutt runing from the sd Creek North into the Woods ^ and likwise from ye sd gutt and waterside North into the woods and to extend it self soe farr between those two places and bounds viz ye sd Creek and Gutt into the Woods as shall uppon an east and west line contein the sd quantity of eight thousand acres. with all messuages Tenements, Houses, outhouses, Mills gardens, Orchards feilds, Woods, underwoods, Meadows, Pastures, feedings Swamps Marshes, ffishings, ffowling, Waters, Water courses and all other priviledges advantages proffitts, Comodities and appurtenances whatsoever to the sd granted prmisses belonging or in any wise apperteining except and allwayes reserved out of this present Grant two thousand acres part of the sd eight thousand acres ^ of land formerly granted by the aforemenconed Sarah Bland to Edward Bland and his heyrs for ever to have and to hold the sd plantacon, messuages, Mills and other the lands and prmises herein before granted with all rights members and appurtenances therunto belonging (except before excepted) to his sd sonn Benjamin Harrison of the County of Charles Citty his heyres and Ass for ever to the only use of his sd sonn & his heyrs ^ & Ass forever And the sd Benjamin Harrison of the County of Surrey doth covenant and grant to and with his sd sonn in maner following that is to say that by the true intent and meaning of this ^ pnt grant the sd Benjamin Harrison of the County of Surrey doth hereby grant and confirm for himself his heyrs and Ass all the right title and claime which he or they at present have or hereafter in any time coming may or shall or ought to have to the sd granted prmises to his sd son Benjamin Harrison and his heyres and Ass for ever. hereby Warranting and for ever Confirming the sd granted premises to the sd Benjamin Harrison of the County of Charles Citty his heyrs and Ass for ever against the sd Benjamin Harrison of the County of Surrey his heyrs and Ass and against all and every person or persons whatsoever clayming from by or under him or them or any of them. And for the better assurance suerty and Suer makeing of the sd granted prmisses to the sd Benjamin Harrison of the County of Charles Citty his heyres & Ass forever that the sd Benjamin Harrison of the County of Surrey will in the next Court to be held for the County of Charles Citty before theire Maties Justices there acknowledge this pnt grant to the end that according to the laws and Customes of this Dominion of Virginia the sd grant may be entered uppon and remaine amongst the records of the sd Court. In Wittnes wherof the sd Benjamin Harrison of the County of Surrey hath hereunto sett his hand the day and year first above written Benja: Harrison [seal] seale
Signed sealed and Delivered in the pnce of James Blair Stephen Cook Silas Smith.
Acknowledged in Open Court by the sd Benjamin Harrison of the County of Surrey unto Benjamin Harrison the sonn. the fifth day of ffebruary 1693 Test. James Minge Cl Cur.
This Deed thus acknowledged is heer enroled by order of the Justices. feb 5° 1693 P James Minge Cl Cur.