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Virginia Patent Book 29, 1749-1751, 21, 22, 23.
George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland / King Defender of the Faith &c. To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting / Know ye that for diverse good Causes and Considerations but more especially / for and in Consideration of the sum of forty Shillings of good and lawful / money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our /
Colony and Dominion of Virginia We Have given granted and confirmed / and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors do give grant and / confirm unto David Robinson one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing / three hundred and ninety two Acres lying and being in the County of Lunenburg / on the north Side Smiths Creek and bound as followeth to wit Beginning / at a maple in Smiths Reedy Branch Thence south forty seven Degrees west / two hundred and eighty Poles to a Corner black Jack Thence South twenty two / Degrees East two hundred and ninety Poles to the Creek nearly opposite to / William Kings Corner Spanish Oak Thence down the said Smiths Creek / to the mouth of the said Reedy Branch Thence up the said Branch as it / meanders to the Beginning With all woods underwoods swamps / marshes Longrounds meadows Feedings and his due Share of all Veins / Mines and Quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the Bounds / aforesaid and being Part of the said Quantity of three hundred and ninety two / acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Water Courses therein contained / together with the Privileges of Hunting Hawking Fishing Fowling and all / other Profits Commodities and Heriditaments whatsoever to the same or any / Part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining To have hold possess / and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the beforementioned Premises / and every Part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the /said David Robinson and to his Heirs and Assigns forever to the only Use and / Behoof of him the said David Robinson his Heirs and Assigns forever To be / held of us our Heirs and Successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common soccage and in Capite or by / Knights Service Yielding and Paying unto us our Heirs and Successors / for every fifty Acres of Land and so proportionally for a lesser or greater Quantity / than fifty Acres the Fee Rent of one Shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of / Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three Acres / Part of every fifty of the Tract abovementioned within three years after the Date / of these Presents Provided always that if three years of the said Fee Rent shall / at any Time be in Arrears and unpaid or if the said David Robinson his Heirs / or Assigns do not within the space of the three years next coming after the Date of these / Presents cultivate and improve three Acres Part of every fifty of the Tract above / mentioned then the Estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined / and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our Heirs and Successors / to grant the same Lands and Premises with the appurtenances unto such other / Person or Persons as we our Heirs and Successors shall think fit In witness / whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made Witness our Trusty / and well beloved Thomas Lee President of our Council and Commander in Chief / of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said /
Colony the fifteenth Day of December one Thousand seven hundred and forty nine / In the twenty third year of our Reign.
Examd Thomas Lee P.
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