Deed from Griffin Stith and his wife Elizabeth, to Adah Kendall - 14 April 1797 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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This Indenture made this twelfth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two Between Griffin Stith of the county of Northampton and State of Virginia, and Elizabeth his wife, of the one part, and Adah Kendall, of the same place of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Griffin Stith and Elizabeth his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of forty three pounds, four shillings, current money, to them in hand paid at, or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof they the said Griffin and Elizabeth his wife do hereby acknowledge, they the said Griffin Stith and Elizabeth his wife have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfoeffed and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell alien, enfeoff and confirm unto the said Adah Kendall and the her heirs and assigns forever, one certain parcel of Land situate. lying and being in the said county, containing fourteen acres, and four tenths parts of an acre, and bounded as followeth, northerly on the land of the said Griffin Stith, easterly on the land of John Boughton Harmanson, southerly on the land of the said Adah Kendall, and westerly of the land of John Stratton Senr. together with the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of them the said Griffin Stith and Elizabeth his wife of, in or to the same with the appurtenances: To have and to hold all and singular the premises with the appurtenances unto the said Adah Kendall her heirs and assigns; to the only proper use of her the said Adah Kendall, her heirs and assigns forever: and the said Griffin Stith for himself his heirs, executors, and administrators, doth hereby warrent and agree to and with the said Adah Kendall her heirs and assigns forever, that he the said Griffin Stith, the above bargained lands and premises to the said Adah Kendall, against the lawful claims and demand of all and every person and persons whatsoever, will warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness whereof the the said Griffin Stith and Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals, the day and year above written.
Griffin Stith
Sealed & delivered
in presence of
Wm. Stith
John Kendall Junr.
Southy Satchell
Wm. Savage Junr.

At a court held for Northampton County the 9th day of August 1802 a Suit in chancery brought by Adah Kendall agst Griffin Stiths heirs been, this Day heard, and Geo. Savage Thorgd Savage & John Wise have severally deposed that they were well acquainted with the had writing of Griffin Stith decd and that they believe that the Deed exhibited by the Plaintiff to be wholly written in his Hand writing as also the signature of his name thereto: This Decree & ordered that the sd Deed as between the sd Plt. and the Heirs of the sd Griffin Stith is sufficiently proven and the same is Ordered to be recorded.
Teste Thos. Lytt. Savage Ck

Sources:

Northampton County VA Chancery Causes, 1721-1816 Lucretia Kendall vs John Kendall's Extr et als etc., 1802-014. Local Government Records Collection, Northampton County Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Accessed 22 August 2009. <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/whatwehave/local/chancery/index.htm>.

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