Deed From Wescoat Churn to Mary B. Dunton - Transcribed by Sandra Perkins
This deed made the 24th day of November, AD., 1905, between R. W. Nottingham, Clerk of Northampton County, Virginia party of the first part and Mary B Dunton, of Northampton County, Virginia party of the second part. Whereas the real estate situate on Hog Island, Northampton County, Virginia belonging to Wescoat Churn’s Estate was listed, and valued by the assessor of lands for said county and the said list was returned to the Clerk of said County duly verified, and Whereas the said real estate so listed and values wad duly assessed by the Commissioner of the Revenue for said county for state and county taxes for the year AD, 1893, and Whereas on the 13th day of November, AD 1894 the said real estate was reported to the Clerk of the County Court for the said county by the treasurer of Northampton County as delinquent for State Taxes for the year AD 1893, verified by the oath of said treasurer, in the sum of $0.89, and Whereas, on the 10th day of December, A.D., 1894, after due advertisement as required by law the treasurer of Northampton County Did offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the Court House of said county the hereinafter described real estate for the purpose of paying the State taxes thereon, at which sale Mary B. Dunton because the purchaser, having bid $1.20 that being the highest price bid therefor and Whereas on the day of A.D. 1905 the Said Mary B. Dunton did agree to sell the said tract of land to John C. Walker and others and Whereas, in pursuance of an order of the Circuit Court for said county, entered on the 15th day of September A.D. 1905, the report and plat of E. L. Anderson, County Surveyor for said county specifying the limits and bounds of the hereinafter described real, the names of the owners of the adjoining tracts and such further description of the hereinafter decribed real estate as will identify the same, was recorded in the Clerk’s office of the Said County in order book #4, p. 154 and Whereas, by another order entered on the 14th day of November A.D., 1905, so much of the above order as directed the clerk to convey said land to John C. Walker and others, in which the said Mary B. Dunton, was set, aside, and the clerk was ordered and directed to convey the same to the said Mary B. Dunton, and Whereas the whole of the purchase verily has been paid, and the two years required law have passed and the said party of the second part desires, a deed for the same

Now, Therefore, This Deed Witnesseth that in consideration of the premises and in pursuance of the laws of the state of Virginia in such cases made, and provided, the said R. W. Nottingham, Clerk, as aforesaid, doth grant and convey with special warranty of title, unto the said Mary B. Dunton, her heirs, and assigns, all that certain lot or parcel of land of which Wescoat Churn died seized and possessed, Situate on Hog Island, Northampton County, Virginia, containing Four Hundred Twenty Four and One half Acres (424 ˝), and bounded on the North and West by Hodges Narrows and Hog Island Bay; on the Southwest and South by the Anne Doughty land; on the East by the Atlantic Ocean and the lands of E. T. Powell and also on the North by the lands of E. T. Powell, a plat of the Said land was as aforesaid, is herewith made a part of this deed and recorded with the same, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular Description

Witness the hand of R. W. Nottingham, Clerk of Northampton County and the seal of the Circuit Court for said County, the day and year first above written.

R. W. Nottingham, Clerk
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State of Virginia , County of Northampton, to wit, I, D. R. Warren a Notary Public in and for the county aforesaid, in the state of Virginia do certify that R. W. Nottingham, whose name is signed to the foregoing writing bearing date on the 24 day of Nov 1905 has acknowledged the same before me in my county aforesaid,

Given under my hand this the 28 day of Nov 1905

D. R. Warren N.P.

My commission of office expires on the 12th day of March 1905 [This year was probably supposed to be 1906] 


In the Clerk’s office of the Circuit Court of Northampton county, on the 28th Day of November, A.D., 1905 this deed from R. W. Nottingham, Clerk, to Mary B. Dunton was this Day received by me and together with the certificate of the acknowledgement thereof and plat of survey thereto attached thereto, annexed, admitted to record, at 10 o’clock A.M.

Teste: W. F. Nottingham, Deputy for R. W. Nottingham, Clerk 


____. Northampton Co., VA Deeds 1905-1906 (Bk. 57) pp. 259-262.

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