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Virginia Patent Book 29, 1749-1751, 238, 239.
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
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.
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