This Indenture made the twelf (sic) Day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred fifty three between Benja. Tucker of Southampton County of the one part and Chaplin Williams _r. (Jr. or Sr.) of the County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Benja. Tucker for and in Consideration of the Sum of five pounds currt. money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Chaplin Williams doth Bargain & Sell unto the said Chaplin Williams . . . one Certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in Southampton County on the north side of Meherin River and Bounded as follows Beginning at a black Gum in the Starler branch a Corner tree of Henry Dawsons then by the said Dawsons Line to a black Gum a corner tree in the head of the marsh branch then Down the marsh branch to a Sweet Gum in it then Pitmans Line then by Arthur Pitmans line to John Pitmans? Line then to the Country Line then by the Country Line to Chaplin Williams Line then by the said Williams Line to the black Gum the first mention'd the said Land Containing one hundred and fifty acres be it more or less it being part of a patent Granted to the said Benj. Tucker Containing 635 acres and bearing Date the 20th day of June 1744 as may more full and at Large appear . . . Signed by Benjamin Tucker and witnessed by Jacob Vick, and Absalom Joyner. Memorandum the thirteenth day of Septr. 1753 peaceable and Quiet possession and Seizin of the said messuage and Lands and other the premises in the said Deed ______ was Delivered by the within named Benja. Tucker unto the within named Chaplin Williams according to the form and Estate of the within Deed in presence of us. Signed by Benjamin Tucker. Received of Chaplin Williams the sum of twenty one pounds Current money of Virginia in full satisfaction for the said Lands mentioned in the within Deed witness my hand this 13th day of September 1753. Signed by Benjamin Tucker and witnessed by Jacob Vick and Absalom Joyner. At a Court held for the County of Southampton on Thursday the 13th? day of September 1753, This Indenture Memorandum & Receipt were acknowledged by the within named Benja. Tucker and Ordered to be recorded And Elizabeth the wife of the said Benja. personally appeared in Court & being first privily Examined as the Law directs Voluntarily relinquished her right of Dower in the Estate conveyed by herein.
Deed Book 1, page 519, Southampton County, Virginia.