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Virginia Patent Book 29, 1749-1751, 238, 239.
[11] Jon. Robinson / 400

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 divers 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

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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 John Robinson one certain tract or parcel of Land containing four / hundred Acres lying and being in the County of Lunenburgh on Nutbush Creek and bounded as followeth to wit / Beginning at a Corner white oak in the county line Thence North three Degrees East one hundred / and four Poles to a Hiccory on the said Creek Thence South eighty two Degrees West two hundred and twenty Poles / to a black Oake Thence South twelve and an Half Degrees West two hundred and seventy six Poles to a red Oak / in the County Line / Thence along the same East two hundred and fifty six Poles to the Beginning With all / Woods Underwoods Swamps Marshes Lowgrounds Meadow Feedings and his due Share of all Veins Mines and / Quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds aforesaid being Part of the said Quantity of / four hundred 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 Hereditaments whatsoever / to the same or any Part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining To have hold possess and enjoy the said / Tract of Parcel of Land and all other the before granted Premises and every Part thereof with their and every of / their Appurtenances unto the said John Robinson and to his Heirs and Assigns forever to the only use and / Behoof of him the said John 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 not in / Capite or by Knight's Service Yielding and Paying unto us our Heirs and Successors for every fifty / Acres of Land and so proportionably 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 Arrear / and Unpaid or if the said John Robinson his Heirs or Assigns do not within the Space of three Years next / coming after the Date of these Presents cultivate and improve three Acres Part of every fifty of the Tract / abovementioned 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 Appurtanences 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 Welbeloved Thomas Lee Esq. President of our Council and Commander in Chief of our said / Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said Colony the twelfth Day of July / One thousand seven hundred and fifty in the twenty fourth year of our Reign

                                                                       Thomas Lee P.

Source: Available online at Also available at Virginia, Secretary of the Colony, Patents, 1623-1774, 42 vols. ; index, land patents, [to] volumes 1-42 Patents, v. 29, 1749-1751, 238, 239, FHL microfilm 29345.

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