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.
and delivered in the presence of us
At a Court held for Northampton County the 14th day of September 1790
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.
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.
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.
William Stith C.N.C.
____. Northampton Co., VA Deeds 1785-1794, pt. 2, pp. 375-376.
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