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John Henderson Deed to Craven Peyton, 30 April 1803

John Henderson Deed to Craven Peyton

This Indenture, made this Thirtieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three: Between John Henderson and Ann B. Henderson his wife, of the County of Albemarle of the one part, and Craven Peyton of the said County of the other part, Witnesseth, that the said John Henderson, and Ann B. his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and forty pounds Current money of Virginia to them in hand Paid by the said Craven Peyton, before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt of which they doth hereby acknowledge: Hath Given Granted, Bargained, and sold, and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell unto the said Craven Peyton, his heirs and assigns forever, the following Lands, lying and being in the County of Albemarle, which were drawn by the said John Henderson as a legatee of Bennett Henderson dec’d at a division of said Bennett Hendersons lands, as will appear by the returns made by the Commissioners, who were appointed by the County Court of Albemarle, to divide said Lands, to wit, Lot No. 1. in the back lands Containing One Hundred and two Acres, and Lot No. 9. in the lower field Containing six acres and one quarter Acres,—be the same, more or less.

To have and to hold the Lands, herein before specified, unto the said Craven Peyton, his heirs and assigns forever, and the said John Henderson and Ann B. his wife, do by these presents, warrant and agree, with the said Craven Peyton, that they will warrant, and for ever, defend, a good and sufficient, title in fee simple, in the aforesaid Lands, free and clear from the claim, or claims, of all and every person or Persons, whatsoever, unto the said Craven Peyton, his heirs and assigns forever,—

In Testimony whereof the said John Henderson, and Ann B. his wife have herewith set their hands and affixed their seals, the day and Year first within written

Jno Henderson
Signed Sealed and delivered
in presence of
} Nancy Henderson
Richard Anderson
Richd Johnson
David Anderson
Will. Clarkson

MS (ViU); in a clerk’s hand, signed by all, with hand-drawn facsimile seals beside Henderson signatures; attested by John Nicholas, clerk, as recorded in “Albemarle February Court 1804,” noting that the indenture of bargain and sale was produced and acknowledged by John Henderson and his wife Nancy “she being first privily examined as the Law directs”; endorsed:

 to } Deed
February 7th. 1804.
Acknowledged wifes
Relinquishment taken &
to be Recorded”;
endorsed by Peyton:
endorsed by TJ:
John Henderson } 1803. Apr. 30.
Craven Peyton 140. £
No. 1. back lands 102. as.
" 9. lower field   6¼ as.
108¼ acres.”

Tr (Albemarle County Deed Book No. 14); certified and ordered to be recorded by Nicholas at the Albemarle Court, February 1804.

For TJ’s record of payment to John Henderson for the sum of £140 for 108¼ acres, see Vol. 38:621–2n.

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