Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: James L. Henderson Deed to Craven Peyton, 18 September

James L. Henderson Deed to Craven Peyton

Know all Men by these presents that I James L. Henderson of the state of Kentucky have this day bargained & sold Unto Craven Peyton all the right title & interest of the within named legatees of Bennett Henderson Decd. Viz. Bennett Hill Henderson, Eliza, Frances, Lucy, & Nancy Henderson, to all their Lands in the County of Albemarle in the State of Virginia And its appurtenances there to except a Mill Ware House & Store House in Milton for which Lands I have receaved full payment the Receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge & do bind my self my Heirs Executors & administrators in the sum of Five Thousand Pounds Lawfull Money that the above Named Bennett H., Eliza Frances Lucy And Nancy shall make a good & sufficient right title to the above mentioned Lands & appurtenances immediately aftar Marriage Or becomeing of Lawfull age to him the said Craven Or his Heirs. Or assigns, given under my hand & Seale this

Eighteenth day of September 1802

James L Henderson

Test. £650.0.0

Ch Henderson

G Tennill

Jas. Barlow

MS (ViU); in Craven Peyton’s hand, signed by all; with hand-drawn facsimile seal beside James L. Henderson’s signature; endorsed by Peyton: “Conveyance James L. Henderson to Peyton”; on a separate sheet, in a clerk’s hand, acknowledgment of deed in Shelby County, Kentucky, by James L. Henderson before Mathews Flournoy and Thomas I. Gwin, justices of the peace, 6 June 1804; on another sheet, a signed and sealed certificate in the hand of James Craig, clerk of Shelby County Court, dated 6 June 1804, verifying the positions of Flournoy and Gwin, with Craig’s certificate verified, signed, and sealed by Isaac Ellis, presiding justice of the peace for the court; on verso, John Nicholas, as clerk of the “Albemarle July Court 1804,” testified and signed: “This Bill or Bargain & sale from James L. Henderson to Craven Peyton was Produced into Court duly certified from the County of Shelby & State of Kentuckey, and Ordered to be recorded”; endorsed: “James L. Henderson To Craven Peyton } Conveyance”; endorsed by Nicholas: “July 2nd. 1804 Certified & to be recorded”; endorsed by TJ: “James L. Henderson for Bennet H. Eliza, Frances, Lucy & Nancy C. to Craven Peyton. Sep. 18. 1802. £650. except Mill. warehouse & storehouse in Milton.” Tr (Albemarle County Deed Book No. 14:520–1); lacks the sum of £650; acknowledgment of deed by James L. Henderson 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. Tr (ViU); in William Wertenbaker’s hand and signed by him as deputy clerk of the Albemarle County Court; lacks the sum of £650; also in Wertenbaker’s hand: “Acknowledged by James L Henderson before two Justices of the peace for the County of Shelby State of Kentucky the 6th day of June 1804 and Recorded in Albemarle County Court at July Court. 1804” and “The foregoing is an extract from the County Court of Albemarle”; endorsed by Wertenbaker: “Henderson to Peyton } Extract Deed”; endorsed by TJ: “Hendersons, Bennet H. Eliza. Frances, Lucy, Nancy to James L. Henderson to Peyton. Deed. 1802. Sep. 18.

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