Roberts Land Transaction, 1798

Submitted by Phyllis Slater.

[Ohio County Land Book 4, page 190]

This indenture made this third day of september in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight Between George Roberts of Ohio County and State of Virginia of the one part and William Roberts of the same County and State afforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said George Roberts for and in Consideration of the sum of two hundred and forty dollars to him in hand paid the recept wheareof is heareby acknoledged by the afforesaid George Roberts both bargain and Sell and Convay and by these presents do give grant Bargain Sell and Convey unto the Said William Roberts and his heirs a certain Tract or parcil of Land Containing one hundred and fifty acres by Survey being part of a survey of four hundred and sicty acres granted unto William Morrison on the third day of may one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty seven as will more fully appears by Reffrance being had to the grand - a deed of Conveyance was made for two hundred and Niney Eight Acres by the Said William Morrison to Robert Giffin and the said Robert Fiffin Conveyed the same tract to Daniel & John Giffen and on the twentieth day of september one thousand seven hundred and Ninety five the Said Daniel & John Giffen Conveyed by deed of Conveyance unto the said George Roberts the said two hundred and Niney Eight acres as they then supposed but on Examination it was found that only two hundred and seventy six acres was conveyed by said deed their was also other mistakes made in the above Recited deed in Conveyance of which the said parties (to wit) Daniel and John Giffen and their wives and William Morrison and his wife of the one part and George Roberts of the other part doth agree to make up the deficiancy in the quantity of said Land as well as rectify all mistakes made in formor deeds of Conveyances and will More fully appeare by reffrance being had to the deed beloning to said George Roberts this said tract or parcil of Land is situate in ohio County on Little wheeling Creek and is Bounded as followeth (to wit) Begining at a Black oak in James Pursleys line thence south forty one degrees East forty nine poles to a white oak thence south seventy degrees East twenty seven poles to a stake near a small sugar tree thence South nine degrees west fourteen Poles to a double Elm thence south fifty two degrees East ten poles to four sugar trees growing out of one root thence North seventy degrees East fourteen poles to a sycamore by little wheeling Creek thence south forty one degrees East fifty nine poles to a white oak thence north sixty degrees East one hundre and fifty seven poles to a dog wood sapline, thence north thirty two degrees west fifty poles to a white oak thence with the original South Seventy five degrees west eighty four poles to a Carry tree in the Creek bottom thnce north twenty five degrees West sixty eight poles to a walmut sapline thence north fifty degrees west eighty one poles to a black oak thence south twnety seven degrees west one hundred and seven teen poles to the Beginning. Togather with all its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcil of land and premises with all its appurtenances unto the said William Roberts his heris and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said William Roberts and the said George Roberts for himself, his heirs Executors Admrs. and assigns doth covenant and agree to and with the said William Roberts his heirs and assign, that the said George Roberts his heirs Executors and admrs. the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances, to the said William Roberts his heirs and assigns will forever hereafter warrant and defend against all and every person and persons whatsoever In witness wherof the said George Roberts have hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of William Morrison
John Giffin
Daniel Giffin
[signed by] George Toberts [seal]

A Copy from the orignial Indenture which was acknoledged in court by George Roberts Pary theirto at september Term 1798 & ordered to be Recorded
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