Deed from John Henderson to Richard D. Bayly - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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This Deed made this fifteenth day of October in the Year One thousand Eight hundred and eight, Between John Henderson of the County of Accomack and state of Virginia, of the one part, and Richard D Bayly of the same place of the other part; Witnesseth that the said John Henderson for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds, lawfull money of the commonwealth to him in hand paid by the said Richard D Bayly at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, Hath Bargained & Sold, and by these presents doth bargain and Sell unto the said Richard D Bayly his heirs and assigns for ever, the one undivided half part of all those several Tracts and parcels of Land with the rights priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging whereof Arthur Downing Senr died seized and possessed and which he devised by his last Will and Testament to William M Upshur and Sarah D Upshur (now Sarah D Bayly) the wife of said Richard, the other undivided half part being devised by the said Arthur Downing to Edmund Downing. That is to say the lands hereby intended to be conveyed is the one remainder fourth part of the said Lands which fourth part was devise by the said Arthur to the said Sarah, and one other undivided fourth part, which fourth part was devised by said Arthur tp said William M Upshur, and by sand William conveyed by deed bearing date the 16th day of May 1805 and now of record in the District Court of Accomack to the said Richard D Bayly and Sarah his wife, for life remainder to the heirs and assigns of the said Sarah and which lands hereby intended to be conveyed to the said Richard D Bayly was conveyed to the said John Henderson, by the said Richard D Bayly and Sarah his wife, by their deed of bargain & Sale, bearing dat on the same day with the deed. The said several tracts of land being situated in the Counties of Accomack and Northampton in the neighborhood of Belle Haven together with all the rights priviledges and appurtenances to the said above described Land belonging or in any wise appertaining and every part and parcel thereof to him the said Richard D Bayly and his heirs and assigns for ever. To have and to hold the said above described one undivided half part of all the lands of which Arthur Downing Senr died seized and possessed herein before mentioned or intended to be bargained and Sold, and every part and parcel thereof with every of their rights members and appurtenances unto the said Richd D Bayly his heirs and Assigns for ever. To and for the only proper use and behoof of him the said Richard D Bayly his heirs and Assigns for ever. And the said John Henderson for himself and his heirs, the said above described undivided one half part of the lands whereof Arthur Downing died Seized as aforesaid described, with all and Singular, the premises and appurtenances before mentioned, unto the said Richard D Bayly his heirs and assigns, free from the claim claims of him the said John Henderson or his heirs, will and do warrant the and for ever defend by these presents. In Testimony whereof the said John Henderson hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his Seal this day and Year frost aforesaid.
Signed Sealed & Delivered
John Cropper Junr
Thos H Kellam
At a District Court held at Accomack Courthouse October the 15th 1808
This Deed from John Henderson to Richard D Bayly was acknowledged by the said John as his act and deed and ordered to be recorded
Richard D Bayly CDC
_____. Accomack County Virginia District Court Wills & Deeds 1807-1830, pp. 76, 77.
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