Hardy County Land Documents

Jesse and Elizabeth Claypool Land Sale, 1794
This document was transcribed by Barbara Johnson from the original records.
THIS INDENTURE made this twentieth Day of
September in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven thousands and ninety four
Between Jesse Claypool and Elizabeth his
wife of the County of Hardy and state of
Virginia of the one Part and Lional Branson
of the County and state aforesaide of the
other Part Witnessth that the said Jesse
Claypool and Elizabeth his wife forever in
consideration of the sum of on hundred
Pounds to them in hand The receipt whereof
they do acknowledge and themselves there
with fully satisfied Doth by these Presents
grant bargain and sell (alun?) (E ..feoff?)
and confirm unto the said Lional Branson his
heirs and successors for ever ascertain
tract or parcel of land lyin and being in
the County of Hardy . . . Lost river of
Capecapon formerly called Hampshire County
and held under the right (house?) . . .
Thomas, Lord Fairfax as by his deed bearing
date the  twenty fifth day of September in
the year of our Lord and Thousand seven
hundred & fifty six and part of the tract
held by said deed and granted to James
Thomas & granted by said Thomas by virtue of
deed lease and release to James Claypool in
the county Court of Hampshire bearing date
the Eleventh and twelfth days of May one
thousand seven hundred & sixty one and by
the last will and testament of said James
Claypool bequeathed to the above Jesse
Claypool Beginning at two white oaks by a
branch the beginning of the old deed and
extending according to the same. South sixty
five degrees east three hundred poles to two
white oaks of the side of a mountain thence
North twenty five degrees East to poles to a
hickory and two chestnut oaks thence N65
West three hundred poles to . . . White Oaks then
S25 West 10 ½ poles to the beginning-
Containing one hundred and eighty seven
acres & half more or less out of three
hundred & seventy five acres.  . . .Contents of
the old deeds With its appurtenances unto
the said Lional Branson his heirs and
successors for ever and the said Jesse
Claypool & Elizabeth his wife for themselves
their heirs Execs. & Adms doth covenant
Promise & grant to and with the said Lional
Branson his heirs Excs &
administrators . . . (torn) . . . said Jesse
Claypool & Elizabeth his wife are . . . of a
goods (torn) Estate of Inheritance of in and
to said tract or parcel of land . . . (torn) and
the said Jesse Claypool and Elizabeth his
wife doth further covenant promise and 
grant to the said Lional Branson his Heirs
Exors Admins & successors that they the said
Lional Branson his heirs and sucessors shall
and may now and  at all times fore ever
hereafter hold use . . . & enjoy all an singular
the right title Properly Interes use trust
Claim and demand of in and to the said tract
of land and premises above mentioned in
right of fee simple and said Jesse Claypool 
and Elizabeth his wife for themselves their
heirs Exors & adms doth covenant & good
faith promise  & agree that they the said
Jesse Claypool & Elizabeth is wife their
heirs execs & admin shall and will forever
warrant and defend all the right title
property Interest in trust claim and demand
pocession  of (use) and to the said tract or
parcel of land with its appurtenances unto
the said Lional Branson his heirs and
successors for ever of and from all & every
other person or persons whatsoever In
Witness whereof the said Jesse Claypool &
Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their
hands & affixed their seals the day and year
above written Signed Sealed In the presents
of us                  

Anthony Miller                Jesse Claypool, seal
David Wilson                       
Jacob Miller                  Elizabeth Claypool, seal
                              X her mark

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