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George by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland king defender of the faith [illegible] to whom these presents shall come greeting know ye that for diverse good cause and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of good and lawfull many for our use paid to our receiver general of our [renouned]? in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted and confirmed and by those [present?] for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto George Also of Hanover County and certain tract or parcell of land containing four hundred acres lying and being on both sides of Beech Creek in the County aforesaid and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at a white oak on the upper side the creek running left one hundred poles to a white oak and hickory, thence south three hundred and twenty poles to a white oak in [a slash?] thence east two hundred poles to several marked trees thence north three hundred and twenty poles to three white oaks thence west and hundred poles to the beginning With all woods underwoods swamp marsh lowgrounds meadow feedings and his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of this said quantity of four hundred acres of land and the rivers waters and water sourses? therein contained. Together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits [commodities?] and hereditaments onto whatsoever To the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining To have hold possess and enjoy the said tract parcell of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said George Alved and to his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and [illegible] of heirs the said George Alved his heirs and assigns [illegible]. To [illegible] … of us our heirs and successors as of [illegible - water mark] [illegible] of East Greenwich in the County of [illegible] free and [illegible] [illegible] and not in [illegible] or by knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land (and so proportionally for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres) thou the rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the arch angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned within three years after the date of those presents provides [illegible] that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said George Alved his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years [illegible] coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawfull to and [illegible] our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and promises with the appurtenances unto such [illegible] person or persons [illegible] our heirs and successors shall think fit In witness [illegible, paper missing] these our [illegible] [payouts?] to be made [illegible, paper missing] our trusty and well beloved [Hugh Drysdale?] Esqr our Lieutenant Governor and Comander in Chief of our said colony and dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said colony the twenty fourth day of March one thousand seven hundred and twenty five in the twelfth year of our reign Hugh Drysdale