This Indenture made this 24th day of October one thousand seven hundred and ninety three Between John Parks half moon Island and Anne his wife of the County of Accomack of the one part and Robert Russel of the same place of the other part Witnesseth That for and in consideration of eighty five pounds Specie current money of Virginia in hand paid at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents he the said John Parks and Anne his wife have given granted bargained and sold and by these presents do give grant bargain and sell unto him the said Robert Russel his heirs and Assigns for ever a tract or parcel of Land and Marsh lying and being on Half moon Island in the County aforesaid being the land devised by the last will and Testament of Mark Parks deceased to his son the said John Parks and containing the while Island except thirty acres of Marsh in the tenure of John Custis Gentleman of the County aforesaid reserving nevertheless to the mother of the said John Parks her lifetime in the aforesaid Island as left by the will of the above named Mark Parks To have and to hold the aforesaid land and Marsh as above described unto him the aforesaid Robert Russel his heirs and Assigns forever with all and singular the rights priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining to the only proper use, intent or purpose whatsoever. And the said John Parks and Ann his wife covenant and agree with the said Rober Russel that they will warrant and defend the premises against the legal claim of all and every person to him the said Robert Russel his heirs and Assigns for ever. In Testimony whereof the parties have hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and Year first above mentioned.
Signed Sealed & ackd
In the presence of
John Cropper jr
At a District Court held at Accomack Courthouse the 18th day of October 1793 This Indenture of bargain and Sale was proved as to the said John Parks by the oaths of William Parramore John Cropper jr and Thomas Evans Witnesses thereunto and ordered to be recorded
_____. Accomack District Court Wills and Deeds 1789-1799: 52-54.