Charles City County Order Book, 1694-1700, image 27
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This Indenture made this Tenth day of March 1693 between Rice Prichet and Elizabeth his wife of Charles Citty County & parrish of Westover of the one parte and Roger Drayton son of John Drayton junr decd and of the sd Elizabeth Pritchet of the other party Wittneseth That the sd Rice Pritchet and Elizabeth his wife doe for themselves their heyrs Execurs and admrs for ever for and in Consideracon of seaven thousand five hundred pounds of Tobacco and Casq[ue] due unto the sayd Roger Drayton as Surviving his brother John Drayton decd it being the sd Roger and Johns Part of their fathers personall estate as by the record of Charles Citty County may appeare, doe hereby freely and absolutely give grant assigne Convey and make over unto the sd Roger Drayton his heyrs Exers Admrs and Ass for ever all and singular that parcell or tract of Land Called by the name of Maycocks esteemated at three hundred acres more or less. Always provided and it is the true intent and meaning of thes pnts that the sayd Rice Pritchett and Elizabeth his wife shall have held use posess and enjoy one hundred acres of the abovesd land to include the plantacon they now live on for and dureing both their naturall lives to their perticular uses dureing ye term of both their Naturall lives. And the sd Rice Pritchet & Elizabeth his wife doe hereby further Covenant promise and grant to and with the sd Roger Drayton his heyrs Execrs Admrs and Ass for ever shall use have hold occupy posses and enjoy all the abovsd Tract of land forever Except before Excepted and the sd Rice Pritchet and Elizabeth his wife doe hereby further Covenant promise and grant that the sd Roger his heyrs Execrs Admrs and Ass shall hold ye sd lands without hindrance lett molestacon vexacon or interrupcon of them the sayd Rice Pritchett and Elizabeth his wife or any other person or persons by from or under them laying any claime to ye abovsd lands And ye sd Rice and Elizabeth doe hereby promise and grant to acknowledge and Confirm this deed att the next Court to be holden for Charles Citty County And for performance of all the articles and clauses abovemenconed the sd Rice Pritchet and Elizabeth his wife have sett their hands and seales the day and year above written [right aligned] Rice [mark] + Pritchett [seal] seal [right aligned] Elizabeth [mark] Pritchett [seal] seale
Sealed and delivered in pncs of John Hamlin Robt Blight
Acknowledged in Open Court by the sd Rice Pritchett and Elizabeth his wife the third day of Aprill 1694. And Ordered to be recorded. Test. James Minge Cl Cur.
Recorded accordingly Aprill 3 1694 p James Minge Cl Cur.
Thes pnts wittness that I Roger Drayton doe acknowledge to have received of my father in law Rice Pritchett seaven thousand & five hundred pounds of Tobacco and Casq[ue] being due to me the sd Roger Drayton and my brother John decd as our parts of our fathers personall estate. And I the sd Roger Drayton doe hereby absolutely accquitt and discharge my sd ffather in law and my Mother off and from the sd Seaven thousand five hundred pounds Tobacco & Casq[ue] and every part therof as witness my hand and seale sett hereunto this tenth day of March 1693 [right aligned] Roger Drayton [seal] seale
Sealed and dellivered in pnce of John Hamlin Robt Blight
This release was acknowledged in Open Court by the sd Roger Drayton to Rice Pritchett & his wife the third day of Aprill 1694. and Ordered to be recorded. Test. James Minge Cl Cur.
Recorded accordingly Aprill 3° 1694 p James Minge Cl Cur.
John Blackbourne personally appearing in Court & Prays that it may be recorded that he gives unto his daughter in Law Jone Andrews a black Mare about three year old branded with B and a hors-shoe now or late Runing Or about Sherly hundred to be and enure (togeather with the encrease of the sd Mare) unto the proper use and behoof of the sd Jone. Ordered that the same be Recorded. Aprill 3° 1694 Test. James Minge Cl Cur.
Recorded accordingly. Aprill 3 1694 p James Minge Cl Cur.