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Deed – Webster and Briscoe

Stafford County, Virginia

To all people to whom these presents shall come, I, Alexander Webster, and Anne, my wife, of ye County of Westmoreland in Virginia, for ye consideration of four thousand pounds of tobacco to us paid, and other valuable considerations already received, have sold unto William Briscoe of ye City of Bristol in ye Kingdom of England, and his heirs forever, five hundred acres of land that was given by a Deed of Gift bearing date ye 8th day of June 1662, by Dorothy Baldridge to Ann Beynum, then ye wife of John Butler, and now ye wife of Alexander Webster, to him, the said William Briscoe, his heirs forever, ye said five hundred acres of land and every part and parcel thereof, and we do oblige ourselves to acknowledge the above said sale in Court when we shall be called thereunto.  In witness whereof we have set our hands and seals this 5th day of June, in ye third year of ye reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady, King William and Queen Mary, 1691.                       Alexander Webster

In presence of Originall Browne, Caleb Butler and Sarah Berryman

This sale was acknowledged by Alexander Webster and John Washington, Attorney of Anne Webster, his wife, unto Originall Browne, ye Attorney of ye said Captain William Briscoe in ye County Court of Stafford, ye 7th day of October 1691 and was then recorded.

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