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17 July 2000
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   CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.
     DEED BOOK 1 pp. 253-56
       ABRAHAM MARTIN TO THOMAS COLLIER
This Indenture made this second day of December One thousand seven hundred and 
sixty six between Abraham Martin and Betty his wife of the County of Charlotte 
of the one part and Thomas Collier of the County of Hanover of the other part 
Witnesseth that the said Abraham Martin & Betty Martin his Wife for and in 
Consideration of One hundred and Fourty three pounds current money of Virginia 
to them in hand paid by the said Thomas Collier the Receipt whereof the said 
Abraham Martin and Betty Martin his wife do hereby these Presents acknowledge 
they the said Abraham Martin and Betty his wife have granted bargauned and sold 
alined? & confirmed and by these presents do grant Bargain and sell and Confirm 
unto the said Thomas Collier his Heirs and Assigns forever one certain tract or 
parcel of land lying and being in the County of Charlotte on both sides of the 
main branch of Horsepen Creek and Bound [?] followeth to wit Beginning at a 
shugar tree on the west side of the said creek, thence a new line north eighty 
degrees west two hundred and twelve poles to pointers in the patent line thence 
along the patent lines south thirteen degrees west two hundred and fifty poles 
to a white oak thence along Mays lines south sixty five degrees east fourty four 
poles to a white oak thence south fifty seven degrees east one hundred and two 
poles crossing the said creek to a Turkey oak saplin, thence a new line north 
[thirty?] degrees twenty poles to a turkey oak in the patent line north thirty 
degrees east one hundred and fourty poles to a pine thence north fifty degrees 
east one hundred and eighteen poles to Williams Mill Land thence along his line 
north thirty poles to a hickory and pine thence north eighty three degrees east 
sixteen poles to a beach on Williams Mill Creek thence down the said creek as it 
meanders to the mouth crossing the main Horsepen Creek thence up the said creek 
as it meanders to the Beginning Including three hundred and sixty seven acres of 
land and lays contiguous and joining the land aforesaid and also all trees woods 
and commons profits commodities advantages hereditaments ways waters & 
appurtenances whatsoever to the said three hundred and sixty seven acres of land 
above mentioned belonging or in any way appertaining and also the revertion and 
revertions remainder & remainders rents and services of the said land and of 
premises of every part & and parcel thereof & all the Estate rite title interest 
claim & demand whatsoever of them the said Abraham Martin & Betty Martin his 
wife of in and to the said tract or parcel of land above mentioned belonging or 
in any way appertaining and also the revertion and revertions remainder and 
remainders rents & services of the land & premises and of every part & parcel 
thereof & all the estate rite title interest claim and demand whatsoever of them 
the said Abraham Martin and Betty Martin his wife of in and to the said tract or 
parcel of three hundred and sixty seven acres of land & premises of every part 
thereof - To have and to hold the said land and premises above mentioned and 
every part and parcel thereof [?] the said Thomas Collier his heirs and assigns 
forever the only proper use and behoof of the said Thomas Collier his heirs and 
assigns forever and the said Abraham Martin & Betty his wife for themselves 
their heirs and assigns the said tract or parcel of land and premises of every 
part thereof against themselves their heirs and against all and every person and 
persons whatsoever to the said Thomas Collier his heirs and assigns forever and 
they the said Abraham Martin and Betty Martin his wife for themselves their 
heirs and assigns forever by these presents In Witness whereof the said Abraham 
Martin and Betty Martin his wife have thereto set their hands and fixed their 
seals the day and year above mentioned signed sealed & delivered in presence of 
William Martin Abra Martin
Saml. Perrin Betty Martin
Joseph Crenshaw
Memorandum That on the second day of December One thusand seven hundred and 
sixty six peaceable and quiet possession was had & taken of the within named 
Abraham Martin and Betty Martin his wife of the within granted land & premises 
and the same was by them delivered unto the within named Thomas Collier as the 
usual symballs of livery of & seizin according to the force form and effect of 
the within deed. 
In presence of Abraham Martin
William Martin Betty Martin
Joseph Crenshaw Saml. Perrin
The second day of December One thousand seven hundred & sixty six then recieved 
of Thomas Collier One hundred fourty three pounds current money of Virginia it 
being the consideration money for the land and premises within granted received 
the same of the within named Thomas Collier.
In presence of 
William Martin Abra Martin
At a Court held for Charlotte County the second day of March 1767
the within written Indenture & the memorandum & receipt hereon ind[?] was 
acknowledged by the said Abraham Martin & Betty his wife to be their acts and 
deeds & his said wife she being first pr[?] examined according to law 
relinquished her right & dower in & to the land and premises conveyed by the 
said Indenture, all which are ordered to be recorded. Teste
Saml. Cobbs Clk.
Truly Recorded
Thomas Read
[Thomas Collier was a son of John Collier of Hanover Co., who d. after 1760. 
Thomas mar. Mary Frances Dabney, and had eight children: 
1) Benjamin, mar. 1st cousin Sarah Gaines Collier in 1787; 2) Martha Frances, 
mar. David Worsham Osborne, 1798; 3) Ann, mar. Francis Gaines, 1799; 4) Dabney, 
mar. Patsy Pulliam, 1796; Sarah Barksdale, 1802; and Phoebe Elam, 1824. Moved to 
Tenessee; 5) Frances, mar. Dennis D. Morgan, 1806; 6) Charles, d. young; 7) 
John, d. in S.C., unmarried; 8) Elizabeth, mar. Joseph Billups Ingram, 1796.
Thomas Collier left a will in Charlotte Co., rec. Dec. 1787. I'm descended from 
his brother, John Collier, who lived next to Thomas on Horsepen Creek, and moved 
to Kentucky in 1795. Ed Dolan].


   CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.
     DEED BOOK 3, pp. 11-12.
        THOMAS COLLIER to JOSEPH COLLIER
This Indenture made the fourth day of November one thousand seven hundred and 
Seventy one Between Thomas Collier of the County of Charlotte of the one part 
and Joseph Collier of the County aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that 
the said Thomas Collier for and in consideration of the sum of Seventy one 
pounds ten shillings current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said 
Joseph Collier the Receipt whereof he the said Thomas Collier doth hereby 
acknowledge, he the said Thomas Collier hath granted, Bargained, Sold, aliened & 
confirm and doth by these presents, grant, bargain, sell, alien & confirm unto 
the said Joseph Collier his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns forever 
one Certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Charlotte 
on the main branch of the horsepen Creek and bounded as followeth To wit, 
Beginning at a Red oak sapling in the Pattent line thence along the same South 
thirteen Degrees West one hundred and Eighty poles to a white oak thence along 
Mays Lines South Sixty Degrees East, Fourty four poles to a white oak, Thence 
South Fifty seven Degrees East one hundred and two poles Crossing the said Creek 
to a Turkey oak Sapling Thence a new Line North Thirty Six degrees East Seventy 
poles to a Turkey oak in the Pattent line, thence along the same North Thirty 
Degrees East Eighty five poles to a Corner Red oak, Thence new Lines West forty 
Eight Poles to a beach on a branch at a Spring, Thence down the said branch as 
it meanders to a white oak, thence [?] North Thirty one Degrees West, Twenty 
four poles to a red oak sapling, thence North fifty five degrees West one 
hundred & twenty poles Crossing the said Creek to the first Station, including 
one hundred and Seventy seven and a half acres of Land with all and Singular the 
priveleges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining. To 
have and to hold the above sold land with all the appurtenances to him the said 
Joseph Collier, his heirs Executors, Adm. and assigns forever. To have, hold, 
occupy, use possess & enjoy the same with every part and parcel thereof to him 
the said Joseph Collier his heirs, Executors, Administrators, and assigns 
forever against him the said Thomas Collier his heirs Executors & 
Administrators, and against the claim & Demand of any person or persons 
whatsoever, shall and will by these presents warrant and forever defend. In 
Witness whereof the said Thomas Collier hath hereto set his hand & affixed his 
Seal the day and year above written.
Thomas Collier
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in Presence of
[no witnesses]
Memorandum that on the fourth day of November one thousand seven hundred and 
seventy one, peaceable and quiet possession was had & Taken of the within named 
Thomas Collier of the within granted land & premises, and the same was by him 
Delivered unto the within named Joseph Collier as the usual symbols of Livery & 
Seizin according to the force form & Effect of the within Deed.
Thomas Collier
Test.
[No Witnesses]
The fourth day of November one thousand seven hundred and seventy one, Then 
Received of Joseph Collier the sum of Seventy one pounds ten Shillings Current 
money for the Land and premises within granted.
Thomas Collier
At a Court held for Charlotte County the fourth day of November 1771. The within 
written Indenture and the Memorandum and Receipt hereon Indorsed was 
acknowledged by the said Thomas Collier to be his act and Deed & Frances the 
wife of the said Thomas Collier she being first privately Examined according to 
Law relinquished her right of Dower in and to the Land and premises Conveyed by 
her husband in the said Indenture all which is ordered to be Recorded. 
Test. Thos. Read C. C.
Truly Recorded
Thomas Read
[Joseph Collier was a brother of Thomas Collier; both came from Hanover Co. They 
lived on Horsepen Creek with another brother, John Collier, my ancestor. Joseph 
Collier mar. Amey Moseley on 15 Dec. 1772 in Charlotte Co. She was a dau. of 
Edward Moseley and Amey Green. Joseph had three sisters nearby: Frances, who 
married Charles Hutcheson, and eventually moved to Mecklenburg Co.; Mary, who 
mar. Samuel Goode, and lived in Pr. Edward and Charlotte; and Sally, who mar. 
Robert Goode (brother of Samuel) in Pr. Edward Co. on 24 Jan. 1765].

    CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.
       ABRAHAM MARTIN TO JOHN COLLIER
          DEED BOOK 1, pp. 401-04
 
This Indenture made this seventh Day of December one thousand seven Hundred and 
sixty seven between Abraham Martain [sic] & Betty Martain his wife of the County 
of Charlotte of the one Part and John Collier of the County of Lunenburg of the 
other Part  |  Witnesseth that the said Abraham Martain and Betty Martain his 
wife for and in Consideration of Virginia to them in Hand paid by the said John 
Collier the Receipt whereof the said Abraham Martain & Betty Martain his wife do 
hereby these Presents, acknowledge they the said Abraham Martain and Betty 
Martain his wife, have granted bargained, sold aliened & Confirmed, and by these 
Presentsdo grant bargain sell, alien & confirm unto the said John Collier his 
Heirs and assigns forever one Certain Tract or Parcel of Land Lying and being in 
the County of Charlotte on the Horsepen Creek and bounded as followeth  To Wit 
Beginning at a White oak on Williams Mill Creek Thence south sixty Four Degrees 
East six poles to a White oak in the Patent Line Thence along the same North 
Fifty Degrees East Fourty Poles, Thence new lines the same Course continued? 
Twenty Poles to Pointers Thence North Thirty six degrees West one hundred & 
sixty five poles to Pointers on the main fork of the Horse Pen Creek, thence 
down the said Creek as it meanders to Pointers Thence North Thirty six Degrees 
West sixty four Poles to Pointers, Thence South Forty two Degrees West Two 
hundred & Twenty Eght Poles to Pointers in Thomas Collier Line Thence on his 
Line south Eighty Degrees East one hundred & Forty four Poles to a sugar Tree on 
the said Creek Thence down the same as it meanders to the mouth of Williams Mill 
Creek Thence up the said Creek as it meanders to the Beginning   Including Two 
hundred Acres of Land and now lies Contiguous & Joining the Land aforesaid and 
also Trees Woods & underwoods Commons Profits Commodities, Advantages 
Hereditaments Ways Wa[?] and appurtanences whatsoever to the aid Two hundred 
acres of Land above mentioned belonging or in any wisw appertaining, and also 
the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders, Rents and services of the 
said Land and Premises and of every part and Parcel thereof and all the Estate, 
Title, Interest, Claim and Demand whatsoever of the said Abraham Martain and 
Betty Martain his wife of in & to the said Tract or Parcel of Land above 
mentioned belonging or in any Ways appertaining, and also the Reversion & 
Reversions, Remainder & Remainders Rents & Services of the Land and Premises and 
every Part and Parcel thereof and all the Estate Right Title Interest Claim and 
Demand whatsoever of them the said Abraham Martain & Betty Martain his wife in 
of & to the said Tract or Parcel of Two hundred Acres of Land and Premises & 
every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said John Collier his heirs & 
assigns forever to the only Proper use and behoof of the said John Collier his 
heirs and Assigns forever, and the said Abraham Martain & Betty Martain his Wife 
for themselves their heirs & assigns the said Tract or Parcel of Two hundred 
Acres of Land and Premises & every part thereof against themselves their heirs 
etc. and against all and every Person and Persons whatsoever to the said John 
Collier his heirs and assigns forever and they the said Abraham Martain & Betty 
Martain his wife for themselves their heirs & assigns do warrant and will 
forever defend, the Right and Title of the said Land and Premises above 
mentioned to the said John Collier his heirs and assigns forever by these 
Presents. In Witness whereof the said Abraham Martain and Betty Martain his wife 
have set their Hands and affixed their seals the Day & year above written.
       Abra. Martain   L.S.
       Betty Martain  L.S.
Signed sealed & delivered  In presence of [no witnesses]
Memorandum  That on the seventh Day of December onr thousand seven hundred and 
sixty seven Peaceable and Quiet Possession was had and Taken of the within named 
Abraham Martain and Betty Martain his Wife, of the within granted Land and 
Premises and the same was by them Delivered unto the within named John Collier 
as the usual symbos of Livery & seizin according to the force Form and Effect of 
the within deed 
       Abraham Martain  L.S.
       Betty Martain L.S.
In Presence of [no witnesses]
The seventh Day of December one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven    Then 
Received of John Collier the sum of one hundred Pounds Current money of Virginia 
it being the Consideration money for the Land & Premises within granted, 
Received the same of the within named John Collier. 
       Abra. Martain
In Presence of Thomas Collier
 
At a Court held for Charlotte County the 7th day of December 1767.
The within written Indenture and the memorandum & receipt herein Indorsed was 
acknowledged by the said Abraham Martain and Betty his wife and she being first 
Prively examined according to Law Relinquished her right of Dower in and to the 
Land & Premises Conveyed by the sd. Indenture, all which are ordered to be 
Recorded.
       Test Saml. Cobbs  Clk.
      Truly Recorded
       Tho. Read  D.C.

[John Collier was a brother of Thomas and Joseph Collier, all of whom settled on 
Horsepen Creek in Charlotte Co. They were from Hanover Co. This deed says John 
Collier was "of Lunenburg Co." There are no deeds mentioning him in that county, 
and if he did live there, it wasn't for long. John Collier married Hannah 
Hamlett in Pr. Edward Co. on 1765; they had 11 children and emigrated to Bourbon 
Co., Ky. in 1795, and their land became part of Nicholas Co., Ky. in 1800. He 
left a will there in 1820]. 
 


[John Collier lived in Charlotte Co. until 1795, when he sold his land and moved 
to Kentucky. He had added to his farm twice; he bought another 62 acres from 
Abraham Martin in 1770, and 52 acres from William Jameson in 1779].
 
    CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.
       JOHN COLLIER TO JOHN BILLUPS
     DEED BOOK 7, p. 145
 
This Indenture made this fifth day of October one thousand seven hundred and 
ninety five between John Collier of the County of Charlotte of the one part and 
John Billups of the County of Mecklenburg of the other part  Witnesseth, that 
the said John Collier for for and in consideration of the Just and full sum of 
three hundred and fourteen pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid 
by the said John Billups the receipt whereof the said John Collier doth hereby 
acknowledge and himself fully satisfied, contented and paid, hath Bargained and 
Sold, and by these presents doth Bargain, Sell and confirm to him the said John 
Billups his Heirs and assigns forever, one certain tract or parcel of Land 
containing three hundred fourteen acres lying and being in the County of 
Charlotte on both sides of the great horsepen creek: and is as follows (to wit) 
two hundred Acres a part thereof also sixty acres a further part thereof, was 
granted by said Collier by Deeds from Abraham Martin, also fifty two Acres the 
residue of said Tract was granted him by William Jameson by Deed all of which 
Deeds is duly Recorded in the County Court of Charlotte and to which is refered. 
With all and singular the priveleges and appurtinances thereunto belonging or in 
any wise appertaining. To have and to hold the above sold Land and premises with 
all its appurtenances to him the said John Billups his heirs and assigns 
forever, to have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the same with every part and 
parcel thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the said John Collier 
doth covenant and agree, that the aforesaid Tract of Land with all its 
appurtenances, he will he will warrant and forever defend to the said Billups 
his heirs and assigns forever against the claim and demand of all and every 
person and persons whatsoever. In Witness whereof the said John Collier hath 
hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written.     
John Collier   L. L.
At a Court held for Charlotte County the 5th day of October 1795. 
This Indenture was acknowleged in Court by the said John Collier to be his Act 
and deed and ordered to be recorded and Hannah the wife of the said John Collier 
she being first prively examined axxording to Law relinquished her right of 
Dower in and to the Land and premises conveyed by the said Indenture.
        Teste   Thomas Read   Clerk
       Truly Recorded
         Thomas Read 


John Collier was able to help out a friend in Charlotte Co. after he had settled 
in Nicholas Co., Ky.
 
      CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.
     POWER OF ATTORNEY - JOHN RAWLINS TO JOHN COLLIER
       DEED BOOK 9, p. 16
 
Know all men by these presents that I John Rawlins for divers good causes and 
considerations me hereunto moveing, but more particularly on account of the 
confidence & esteem I have in and for my trusty friend Major John Collier of the 
County of Nicholas in the State of Kentuckey have constituted, ordained & 
appointed & by these presents do constitute ordain & appoint my said friend John 
Collier my true and only lawful attorney, for me, in my stead and in my name to 
lay off & have surveyed to W. James Cheaney five hundred and ten acres of land, 
it being that part of a survey in which I am interrested & to which I am 
entitled, the said Survey being on Licking river in the County of Nicholas in 
the State of Kentuckey, and further for me, in my name & in my stead, by a 
proper deed of conveyance with a General Warranty to convey to the said James 
Cheaney the said five hundred & ten acres of Land lying on the said Licking 
river to him & to his heirs forever, & to grant proper acquittances and 
discharges to the said James Cheaney for any & all sums of money by him to be 
paid on account of the premises, and I the said John Rawlings do hereby give & 
grant to to the said John Collier full power and authority to act & do for me in 
my name and in my stead all and every thing necessary in accomplyshing the 
aforesaid purposes, In Witness whereof I the said John Rawlins have hereunto set 
my hand and affixed my seal this second day of February one thousand eight 
hundred & one.
Teste [no witnesses]         Jno. Rawlins  L. L.
At a Court held for Charlotte County the 6th day of April 1801. 
 This power of Attorney was acknowleged in Court by the said John Rawlins to be 
his act and Deed and ordered to be recorded.  Teste Thomas Read Clk
     Truly recorded
       Thomas Read


 
    CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.
    PHILIP BOND TO WILLIAM COLLIER
    DEED BOOK 8, pp. 104-05
 
This Indenture made this fifteenth day of January one thousand seven hundred and 
ninety eight Between Philip Bond of the County of Charlotte of the one part and 
william Collier of the said County of the other part  Witnesseth that the said 
Philip Bond for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds 
current money of Virginia, to him in hand paid by the said William Collier the 
receipt whereof he the said Philip Bond doth hereby acknowledge himself fully 
satisfied contented and paid, hath given granted bargained & sold and by these 
presents doth grant bargain sell and deliver unto the said William Collier one 
certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and fifty acres more or 
less and being in the said County of Charlotte on Sandy Creek and bounded by the 
lines of Matthew Hutcherson, Miles Bottoms, Isaac Brizendine dec'd., James 
Markham, & Chasteen Cock dec'd. & with all and singular the priveleges and 
appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said 
William Collier his heirs and assigns forever. To have, hold, use, occupy 
possess and enjoy the same with every part & parcel thereof to him the said 
William Collier his heirs and assigns forever against the said Philip Bond his 
heirs or assigns, Executors and administrators & against the claim & demand of 
any other person or persons whatsoever - shall & will by these presents warrant 
and forever defend, In Witness whereof the said Philip Bond hath hereunto set 
his hand and affixed his seal the day & year first within written.
Signed sealed & delivered      Philip Bond   L.L.
In presents [sic] of Wm. Thweatt
Stephen May, Wm. Gilliam
Thomas Gilliam
At a Court held for Charlotte County 2d day of July 1798.
This Indenture was proved in Court by the oath of William Thweatt, Stephen May, 
and William Gilliam to be the act and deed of the said Philip Bond & ordered to 
be recorded.
      Teste  Thomas Read  
     Truly recorded
       Thomas Read
 
[William Collier was a son of the John Collier in the first deed above. He 
married Elizabeth Williams in Charlotte Co. on 3 March, 1794. She was a daughter 
of Thomas Williams, who left a will in Charlotte Co., recorded 6 June, 1803. 
William Collier and Elizabeth migrated to Nicholas Co., Ky. to live beside his 
parents and siblings].

 
    CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.
       JOHN SCOTT FOR ROBERT JONES TO JAMES HAMLETT
          DEED BOOK 2, pp. 508-09 
 
This Indenture made the sixth day of August one thousand seven hundred and 
seventy one Between John Scott of the County of Amelia Executor of the Last Will 
& Testament of Robert Jones late of the said County of Amelia dec'd. of the one 
part and James Hamlet of the County of Lunenburgh of the other part-- Whereas 
the said Robert Jones by his Last Will & Testament aforesaid did order and 
direct that his Executor aforesaid should sell & dispose of (for the payment of 
his debts) one certain Tract piece, or parcel of Land in the County of Charlotte 
aforesaid meaning all the Land he held & possessed in that County. Now this 
Indenture Witnesseth that the said John Scott in consequence and pursuance of 
the Trust reposed in him by the Will aforesaid for and in consideration of the 
sum of one hundred & ninety pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid 
by the said James Hamlett paid before the Ensealing? & delivery hereof the 
receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge he the said John Scott hath granted 
bargained sold aliened, released, enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents 
doth give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, enfeoff and confirm unto the 
said James Hamlet his heirs and assigns forever one Certain Tract, piece or 
parcel of Land scituate lying and being in the said County of Charlotte on both 
sides of Twittys Creek Containing by Estimation six hundred & seven acres (be 
the same more or less) and bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning at a white 
oak on Mosbys line thence along his line south Thirty three degrees East one 
hundred & Eighty poles to pointers South Seventy two degrees East Seventy two 
poles to a pine North Twenty five degrees East Sixty poles to a pine thence 
South Thirty five degrees East one hundred sixty poles to pointers thence South 
sixty degrees West Two hundred and Thirty two poles to pointers thence North 
Eighty degrees West Eighty two poles to a white oak, thence North fifteen 
degrees West two hundred & Eight poles to a white oak, thence North Sixty five 
degrees West thirty Eight poles to a hickory on the said Creek Thence up the 
said Creek as it meanders as it meanders to a hickory on the West side the said 
Creek thence along Sullivants line North Seventy two degrees West one hundred 
poles to Reads corner white oak Thence along his line formerly Thomas Jones' 
North nine degrees East one hundred & Ninety Eight poles to pointers thence 
along Liggons line South forty five and a half degrees East Eighty nine poles to 
a Spanish oak, thence South Sixty degrees East one hundred and Twenty three 
poles to a pine in Mosbys line thence along the same South Thirty three degrees 
West one hundred & one poles to a hickory Thence South thirty five degrees East 
Sixty six to the first Station and all Houses outhouses, hereditaments & 
appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining with the 
revertion & revertions, remainder & remainders, rents issues & profits thereof. 
To have and to hold the said Tract piece or parcel of Land with all the Premises 
as aforesaid unto the said James Hamlett his heirs & assigns to the only proper 
use benefit & behoof of the said James Hamlet, his heirs and assigns forever. 
And the said John Scott for himself & his heirs and for the Heirs of the said 
Robert Jones to Covenant and agree with the said James Hamlet his heirs etc. 
that he the said John Scott the aforesaid Tract of Land with the Premises unto 
the said James Hamlet his heirs & assigns against the property Claim & Demand of 
him the said John of the Hiers of the said Robt. Jones & all other persons 
whatsoever shall & will by these presents warrant & forever defend. In Witness 
whereof the said John Scott hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the 
day & year first written. 
        Jn. Scott    L. L.
Sealed & Delivered in presence of John Collier, M. Goode, Ambrose Toombs, 
Thomas Liggon, William Toombs.
 
Mem.[orandum]  that on the 6th day of August 1771 that quiet & peaceable 
possession of the within mentioned Land & premises with all the appurtenances 
was given & made by John Scott to James Hamlet according to the true Intent & 
meaning of the within written Deed. 
        Jn. Scott     L. L.
In presence of John Collier, M. Goode Ambrose Toombs, Thomas Liggon,
William Toombs.
At a Court held for Charlotte County the seventh day of October 1771.
   The within written Indenture  and the Memorandum herein Indorsed was proved 
by the oaths of three witnesses hereto subscribed to be the Act & Deed of the 
said John Scott & ordered to be Recorded.
       Teste   Tho. Read    Cl.
     Truly Recorded
      Test Tho. Read    Cl.


    CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.
      AUSTIN HIGHLETT TO JAMES HAMLETT
          DEED BOOK 4, pp. 188-89
 
This Indenture made this fourth day of March one thousand seven hundred and 
eighty Between Austin Hughlett of the County of Charlotte of the one part, and 
James Hamlet of the same County of the other part, Witnesseth that the said 
Austin Hughlett for and in Consideration of the sum of Five hundred pounds, 
Current money of Virginia to him in hand paid, the Receipt whereof he the said 
Austin Hughlett doth hereby acknowledge, hath given granted bargained and sold, 
and doth by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell, deliver & confirm 
to him the said James Hamlett his heirs and assigns forever  one Certain Tract 
piece or parcel of Land lying and being in the County aforesaid, Containing 
thirty Acres be the same more or less, and bounded as followeth. to wit, 
Beginning on Col. Isaac Reads line near the Court house road thence down to 
Twitties Creek thence up the Creek as it meanders to James Hamletts line, thence 
on his Line to Col. Isaac Reads line formerly Thomas Jones line, from thence to 
the first Station, with all and singular the priveleges and premises with all 
the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said James Hamlett his heirs and 
assigns forever. To have hold use occupy possess enjoy the same with every part 
and parcel thereof to him the said James Hamlett his heirs and assigns forever, 
and against Claim and Demand of all other persons whatsoever, shall and will by 
these presents Warrant and forever Defend, In Witness whereof the said Austin 
Hughlett hath set his hand and seal the day & year as above.
Sealed and Delivered     Austin Hughlett, L.  L.
in presence of John Bridges, Sherwood Purron [Perrin?], John Pemberton
Memorandum  that on the fourth day of March Livery & Seizin of the within 
mentioned Land & premises, was made by the within mentioned Austin Hughlett to 
the within mentioned James Hamlett to true Intent and meaning of the within 
Written Deed.  Austin Hughlett  L. L.
 
In presence of John Bridges, Sherwood Purron, John Pemberton.
At a Court for Charlotte County the 6th day of March 1780.
The within Written Indenture and Memorandum herein Indorsed was acknowledged by 
the said Austin Hughlett to be his Act and Deed, and ordered to be recorded.
      Teste Thomas Read   Clk.
     Truly Recorded
       Thomas Read
         Clk.


 
  CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.
    HAMLETT COLLIER TO WILLIAM TOWLER
       DEED BOOK 10, pp. 65-66.
This Indenture made this twenty fourth day of April in the year of our Lord 
Eighteen hundred and four between Hamlett Collier & Elizabeth Collier his wife 
of the one part and William Towler (all of the County of Charlotte) of the other 
part. Witnesseth that the said Hamlett Collier and Elizabeth Collier his wife 
for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty pounds current 
money of Virginia to them in hand paid before the Sealing and delivery of these 
presents the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained 
and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell enfeoff & confirm 
unto the said William Towler his heirs and assigns forever one certain piece 
tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County aforesaid Containing by 
actual Survey twenty two and one half acres and bounded as followeth viz 
Beginning at a new made corner on Childries line Spanish oak thence along his 
line S.88 E.50 poles to a new made corner and oak on said line thence a new line 
S.12 W.74 poles to a corner p[?] oak thence N.88 W.50 poles to a new made corner 
pointers thence N.12 E.74 poles to the beginning -- To have and to hold the 
aforesaid tract or parcel of Land together with all houses thereinto 
appertaining belonging to the said William Towler his heirs and assigns forever 
- To him and their only proper use and behoof free and clear from all or any 
title, claim, dower challenge or demand of the said Hamlett Collier and 
Elizabeth Collier his wife theirs executors or administrators and of all & every 
other person or persons whatsoever claiming by from or under them and the said 
Hamlett Collier and Elizabeth Collier his wife for themselves their heirs Exors. 
& admin. do Covenant promise & agree to & with the said William Towler that they 
shall & will at any time hereafter when required by the said William Towler his 
heirs executors administrators make such further or other conveyances as the 
said William Towler his heirs executors admrs. shall at any time hereafter 
require and lastly the said Hamlett Collier and Elizabeth Collier his wife for 
themselves their heirs exors. admrs. do hereby Covenant forever to Warrant and 
defend the aforesaid Tract or parcel of land & premises with all the 
appurtenances to the said William Towler his heirs executors administrators 
against them their heirs executors & administrators and against all and every 
other person or persons whatsoever -- In Witness whereof we have hereunto set 
our hand and affixed our Seal the day and year above written.
Hamlett Collier
Elizabeth Collier
Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of Collier Hutcheson, Edward Towler, Tho. 
Cox
At a Court held for Charlotte County the 3rd day of december 1804 This Indenture 
was proved in Court by the oaths of Collier Hutcheson, Edward Towler and Thomas 
Cox to be the act and deed of the said Hamlett Collier and Elizabeth his wife & 
ordered to be recorded. Teste Thomas Read Clk
Truly Recorded
Thomas Read Clk
[Hamlett Collier is my ancestor, son of John Collier/Hannah Hamlett, who lived 
in Charlotte Co. from 1767 to ca. 1795, and emigrated to Nicholas Co., Ky. 
Hamlett and Elizabeth also moved to Nicholas Co., Ky. Elizabeth was a daughter 
of Japheth Towler/Elizabeth Bradley, of Charlotte Co. The grantee of the deed 
above, William Towler, was a brother of Elizabeth. William married Hannah Alice 
Watson on 14 Feb., 1813 in Lunenburg Co. He later moved to Mecklenburg Co. The 
Edward Towler who witnessed the deed was a brother to William and Elizabeth. He 
married Ann Friend, dau. of Joseph Friend and Elizabeth Bass]. Sent by Ed Dolan. 


   CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.
     LUKE TOWLER TO EDWARD TOWLER
       DEED BOOK 10, pp. 219-20
This Indenture made this eighteenth day of January in the year of our Lord 
Christ eighteen hundred and six between Luke Towler of the one part and Edward 
Towler of the other part both of the County of Charlotte, witnesseth that for 
and in consideration of the sum of ninety six pounds current money of Virginia 
to him in hand paid before the signing and delivery of these presents the 
receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath granted and by these presents 
doth grant bargain and sell, one certain tract or parcel or tract of land lying 
and being in the County of Charlotte, and on the branches of Twitties Creek 
containing by estimation one hundred and thirty six acres, (and bounded as 
followeth) beginning at a corner poplar in Austin Almonds line thence along his 
line to a Corner Oak in Cox's line thence along that line to a Corner Pine 
thence along the said line to a corner pine in said line thence along Pettus's 
line to a corner [?] oak in Oratio Pettus's line thence along Mrs. Towlers line 
to a corner pine in said line thence along said line to a Corner red oak in said 
line thence along said line to Nowells line that being a straight line to the 
beginning to have and to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of Land together 
with the appurtenances thereto belonging to the said Edward Towler his heirs and 
assigns forever and he the said Luke Towler doth hereby relinquish for himself 
and his heirs all right and title to the only use and behoof of him the said 
Ewd. Towler, confirming and defending the same against the claim of any other 
person whatsoever in witness whereof I the said Luke Towler have hereunto set my 
hand and my seal the day and year above mentioned in presence of us 
Wm. Towler, Tho. Cox, Coleman A. Collier Luke Towler
At a Court held for Charlotte County the 2nd day of June 1806. This Indenture 
was proved in Court by William Towler, Thomas Cox & Coleman A. Collier to be the 
act and deed of the said Luke Towler and ordered to be recorded.
Teste Thomas Read Clk
Truly Recorded
Thomas Read Clk
[Luke Towler was a son of Japheth Towler of Charlotte Co., as was William 
Towler, one of the witnesses. Luke Towler married Martha Collier on 30 Sept., 
1804, in Charlotte Co. Martha was a sister to Coleman A. Collier, one of the 
witnesses. Luke and Martha moved to Nicholas Co., Ky. and lived there until ca. 
1820, when they moved again, to Henderson Co., Ky.].

 

 

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