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Virginia Patent Book 30, 1750-1752, 39, 40, 41.
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 Twenty 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 one
hundred and eighty Acres lying and being in the County of Lunenburg / and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at a red Oak on the South / Side Roanoak River Thence South two hundred Poles to a Hiccory Thence / West one hundred and sixty Poles to a black oak standing in Matthew's / Line Thence along the same North two hundred Poles to his Corner red / oak standing on the said River Thence down the same as it Meanders 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 one hundred and eighty / 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 well beloved Thomas Lee Esquire / President of our Council and Commander and chief of our said Colony and Dominion / at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the first Day of June one / thousand seven hundred and fifty In the twenty third Year of our Reign
Thomas Lee. P
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