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George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. 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 Twenty 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 John Mossum one Certain tract or parcel of Land containing two hundred Acres lying and being in the County of Goochland among the branches of Willis River and bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at a Red Oak near the South side of a [River crossing?] thence New line North one hundred and Seventy eight Poles to a black Oak West one hundred and Eighty Poles to naked Land South one hundred seventy [illegible} Poles to {illegible} and eighty two Poles to the first Station With all Woods Underwoods Swamps Marshes Lowgrounds Meadows 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 the said Quantity of two hundred Acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Water Courses therein contained together with the Privileges of Hunting Hawking Fishing Fowling and all other Profits Commodities and Hereditaments whatsoever to 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 John Mossum and to his Heirs and Assigns forever To the only Use and behoof of him the said John Mossum his Heirs and Assigns forever To be held of us our Heirs and Successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knights 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 Fifty Acres the fee 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 these Presents Provided always that if three years of the said Fee Rent shall at any time be in Arrear and Unpaid or if the said John Mossum his 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 abovementioned 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 William Gooch Esqr our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh Under the Seal of our said Colony the twentieth day of March One thousand Seven hundred and forty five In the Nineteenth Year of our Reign William Gooch