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Tobias and Margaret Purcell, Deed

Prince William County Deed Book E 1740-1741

pp. 252-256

This Indenture made the fourteenth and fifteenth day of May in the fourteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second, 1741, between Tobias Purcell of the County of Richmond, Planter, and Margaret, his wife, of one part, and Landon Carter of the same county, Esquire, of the other part.  Witnesseth that for the sum of twenty six pounds current money to said Tobias Purcell, paid by Landon Carter, they, the said Tobias Purcell, and Margaret, his wife, have sold unto said Landon Carter (in his full and actual possession now being by force of bargain and sale for one year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs forever, all that parcel of land in the Parish of Hamilton in the County of Prince William, containing nine hundred and fifty four acres, formerly granted by the proprietors of the Northern Neck to one John Edy by deed poll bearing date the seventeenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven, and by him, the said John Edy, sold to one Thomas Osburne and the said Tobias Purcell, by indentures of lease and release bearing the date the first and second days of April one thousand seven hundred and thirty which said premises afterwards by the death of the said Thomas Osburne devolved upon and became vested in said Tobias Purcell by right of survivorship and are bounded beginning at a red oak in the angle of one red oak, one white oak and one forked chestnut and by Robert’s Rolling Road and running North East to a red oak, thence North East to a small pine by a small branch, thence South East to a pine at the head of a branch of Summer Duck Run, thence East to three small pines thence South to a maple in Summer Duck Run, thence down the said run, South West to a large white oak by a branch, thence South West to a pine tree in the angle of three pines thence North West to the first station.  And all houses and appurtenances belonging, to have and to hold unto the said Landon Carter.  In witness whereof said Tobias Purcell and Margaret, his wife, have set their hands and seals in presence of James Findlay, Reuben Beale

Tobias Purcell, Margaret Purcell

At a court held for Prince William County May the 25th 1741, Tobias Purcell acknowledged this lease and release with the receipt endorsed to be his acts and deeds and they were admitted to record.

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