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Smith Melson to Matthew Kilman
This indenture made the 16th day of May anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine between Smith Melson & Sarah his wife of Accomack County in the parish of Saint George of the one part and Matthew Kilman of the same county of the other part Witnesseth that the said Smith Melson and Sarah his wife for and in consideration of the sum of twenty two pounds bars and money of Virginia to him the said Smith Melson in hand well and truly to be paid by the aforesd Matthew Kilman at and before the ensealing and deliverying of these presents the receipt whereof he the said Smith Melson doth hereby acknowledge Have given granted bargained and sold and do by these presents give grant bargain Set alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Matthew Kilman his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parsil of land Containing by estimation fifty two Acres be the same more or less lying on or near Guilford Creek In the County aforesd and parish of Accomack To Have and to hold the hereby granted and bargained Fifty two acres be the same more or less together with the appurtenances unto the sd Matthew Kilman his heirs and assigns forever and to or for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever And the said Smith Melson doth hereby for himself his heirs Executors and Admis Covenent and agree to and with the said Matthew Kilman his heirs and assigns that he hath good right and lawfull authority to sell and Convey the lands aforesd together with the appurtenances unto the said Kilman his heirs and assigns forever and doth also hereby covenent and agree t warrant and defend the said fifty two acres of land more or less together with the appurtenances unto the said Matthew his heirs and assigns against the lawfull claim title or interest of all and every person or persons claiming or to lay claim to the same or any part thereof by these presents. In Testimony where of the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and Seals affixed the dian and year first above Mentioned
Smith Melson Seal
Signed sealed and delivered in presents of
John Cropper Junr
At a District Court held at Accomack Courthouse the 16th day of May 1800 This Deed from Smith Melson to Matthew Killman was acknowledged by the said Smith as his act & Deed and in ordered to be Recorded.
Truly Recorded Edmund Bayly C.D.C.
_____. Accomack District Court Wills & Deeds 1800-1806:62, 63.
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