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Elizabeth White – John Foley, Sr. Deed

Prince William County, Virginia

Deed Book 1745-1746

pp. 226-230

This Indenture made the twenty-third and twenty-fourth day of October in the twentieth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the Second, and in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and forty-six, between Elizabeth White of Stafford County, Virginia, Spinster, of one part, and John Foley, Senior, of the said County, Planter, of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Elizabeth White, for the sum of thirty pounds lawful current money of Virginia, doth sell unto the said John Foley, in his actual possession by virtue of a Deed of Bargain and Sale, for one whole year, and by force of the statute for the transferring of uses into possession, all that parcel of land which the said Elizabeth White had granted her by deed, the tenth day of May, in the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty-five, containing eight hundred acres being in Prince William County and bounded, beginning at two white oaks on the side of a Branch of Pissimon Run, being a corner of Ludwell’s land thence along the said Ludwell’s line south east to a pine standing in said line and near Fields Path, then north west to a forked pine, thence north west to several pines at the head of a Branch thence south west to the line of the said Ludwell.  Finally south east along said Ludwell’s line to the beginning as by the conveyance remaining amongst the records in the office of the Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia, may appear together with all houses and appurtenances whatsoever belonging, to have and to hold unto the said John Foley, his heirs or assigns forever.  In witness whereof the said parties have set their hands and seals in the presence of us, Thomas Monteith, John McCarty, Ann McCarty, Jess Maekie, Thomas Foley.

Elizabeth White

At a court held for the County of Prince William the 27th day of October, 1746, Elizabeth White acknowledged this release and receipt to John Foley to be her acts and deeds which are admitted to record.

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