Deed from William Wescot & Sarah his wife to Stephen Fletcher - 9 September 1790 - Transcribed by Sandra Perkins

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This Indenture made this ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety, Between William Wescot of the County of Northampton and Sarah his wife of the one part, and Stephen Fletcher of the same place of the other part, Witnesseth that the said William Westcot and Sarah his Wife for and in consideration of Fifteen pounds current money in hand paid by the said Stephen Fletcher to the said William Westcot the receipt whereof the said William Westcot and Sarah his Wife doth hereby acknowledge, have granted, bargained, sold, aliened,enfeeffed and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeeff and confirm unto the said Stephen Fletcher and to his Heirs forever all that tract or parcel of Land situate lying on the North end of Hog-Island in the County of Northampton containing by estimation Fifty acres, be the same more or less, (it being one half the plantation now owned on Hog-Island by the said William Westcot and a certain Joshua Westcot) and bounded as followeth Southerly on the Land of William Fletcher, and Northerly on the Land of Westcot Churn, and all the woods, underwoods, ways waters, houses, buildings, yards, Gardens, profits, commodities hereditaments & appurtenances to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion & reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, Issues and profits thereof, and all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of them the said William Westcot and Sarah his Wife in & to the same with the appurtenances To have and to hold all and singular the premises with the appurtenances unto the said Stephen Fletcher and to his Heirs forever, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Stephen Fletcher his Heirs and Assigns forever. And the said William Westcot for himself his Heirs & Assigns that he the said William Westcot the above bargained premises and every part or parcel thereof to the said Stephen Fletcher his Heirs and Assigns against the legal claim and demand of all and every person & persons whatsoever claiming or to claim any right or title thereto shall and will warrant and the same forever defend by these presents. In Witness whereof they the said William Westcot and Sarah his Wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their Seals the day and year above written.
William Westcot
Salley Westcot

Signed and delivered in the presence of us
Coventon Stott
John Westcot
Robert Savage

At a Court held for Northampton County the 14th day of September 1790
This Indenture was acknowledged by William Westcot, one of the parties thereto, to be his act and deed, & together with a Commission annexed for taking the acknowledgment & privy examination of Sarah the wife of said William Westcot, another of the parties thereto, and Certificate of the execution thereof ordered to be recorded.
William Stith C.N.C.

The Commonwealth of Virginia to John Stringer, John Upshur & John Tompkins, Gentlemen, Greeting: Whereas William Westcot and Sarah his Wife by these certain Indenture of bargain & Sale bearing date the ninth day of September 1790, have sold & conveyed unto Stephen Fletcher fifty acres of Land with the appurtenances, lying and being in the County of Northampton and whereas the said cannot conveniently travel to the Court of our said County to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance. Therefore we do give to you, or any two, or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Sarah shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid contained in the said Indenture which is hereto annexed. And we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Sarah & receive her acknowledgment of the same, and examine her privily and apart from the said William Westcot her husband, whether she doth the same freely and voluntarily without his persuasions or threats? And whether she be willing the same should be recorded in the Court of our said County? And when you have received her acknowledgment of the same and examined her as aforesaid, that you distinctly & openly Certify us thereof in our said Court under your Seals, sending them there the said Indenture & this Writ.Witness William Stith Clerk of our said Court, at the Courthouse, the 10th day of September 1790 in the 15th year of the Commonwealth.
William Stith

By virtue of the above Commission to us directed, We the subscribers have personally gone to Sarah the wife of the above named William Westcot, and examined her in manner as the same requires, who acknowledged that she executed the Indenture hereto annexed freely & voluntarily without the persuasion or threats of the said William her husband, and that she was willing the same should be recorded in the Court of Northampton County. Certified under our hands & Seals this 13th day of September 1790.
John Stringer Senr.
John Tompkins

Recorded by
William Stith C.N.C.


____. Northampton Co., VA Deeds 1785-1794, pt. 2, pp. 375-376.

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