Elizabeth Henderson Deed for Dower to Craven Peyton
Know all men by these presents that I Elizabeth Henderson of the state of Kentucky have this day bargained and sold to Craven Peyton of the state of Virginia, all my right, title and interest in all the property1 in the county of Albemarle in said state of Virginia which I possessed2 as Dower after the death of my husband Bennett Henderson in said county of Albemarle, except the mill, warehouse, and improved lots in the town of Milton; to have & to hold the sd lands and appurtenances to him the sd Craven3 & his heirs: and the sd Elizabeth, the sd lands and appurtenances to him the sd Craven & his heirs will for ever warrant and defend. in witness whereof the sd Elizabeth have hereunto set her hand & seal this 18th. day of Sep. 1802.
James L. Henderson. Charles Henderson.
Eliza. Henderson £250.–0–0
Tr (ViU); entirely in TJ’s hand, with hand-drawn facsimile seal beside Elizabeth Henderson’s signature; on same sheet as Enclosure No. 2; endorsed by TJ: “Elizabeth Henderson to Craven Peyton } Deed for Dower Sep. 18. 02. except Mill, warehouses improvd lots in Milton.” Tr (same); in a clerk’s hand; lacks sum of money after E. Henderson’s signature; includes Isham Henderson and John Gentry as testators; acknowledgement of deed in Shelby County, Kentucky, by James L. Henderson, Isham Henderson, and John Gentry before Mathews Flournoy and Thomas I. Gwin, justices of the peace, 6 June 1804; certified by James Craig, clerk of Shelby County Court, same date; Craig’s certificate certified by Isaac Ellis, justice of the peace for the court, same date; attested by John Nicholas, clerk, as deed to be recorded by the “Albemarle July Court 1804”; endorsed: “Henderson to Peyton } Copy Deed Exd.”; endorsed by TJ: “Elizabeth Henderson. Dowress. deed to Craven Peyton 1802. Sep. 18. for Dower in all the lands except the Mill Warehouse improved lots in Milton.” Tr (Albemarle County Deed Book No. 14:497–8); includes Isham Henderson and Gentry as testators; acknowledgment of deed by James L. Henderson, Isham Henderson, and Gentry before Flournoy and Gwin, 6 June 1804; certified by Craig, same date; Craig’s certificate certified by Ellis, same date; certified and ordered to be recorded by Nicholas at the Albemarle Court, July 1804.
1. 2d and 3d Trs: “real property.”
2. 2d and 3d Trs: “possess.”
3. Here added in 2d and 3d Trs: “Peyton.”