This Indenture made this 20th day of February in the year of Christ Eighteen hundred and twelve Between William Randolph and his wife Anne of the county of Henrico of the one part and Martin Tucker of the county of Powhatan of the other; Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the sum of three thousand four hundred and eighty four . . . dollars and twenty five cents current money of Virginia to the said William Randolph in hand paid by the said Martin Tucker, the receipt whereof the said Randolph doth hereby acknowledge, hath granted bargained, sold, and conveyed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, and convey unto the said Martin Tucker his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred and ninety seven acres and three fourths of an acre, be the same more or less, lying and being in the County of Powhatan and a part of the tract known by the name of Fighting Creek, and bounded as follows, to wit, Beginning at pointers on the Estate of William Elam decd. and Richard Archer decd. and the said William Randolph, South thirty degrees West one hundred and seventy and a half chain to a corner and (sic) the estate of Wm: Elam, from thence south seventy seven and a half degrees East eighty chains to Elam's branch; South thirty eight degrees East fourteen and a half chains along the meanders of said Branch South eighty five degrees East fifteen chain according to the meanders of said branch, South sixty three degrees East thirty four chain along meanders of said branch, South twenty eight degrees west four chains to a corner Beach standing on the South side of said branch on the estate of said Elam From thence south ten and a half degrees West four chains to pointers on the said Randolph's line and the line of the said Elam's estate from thence south sixty five degrees East thirty six chain and thirty five links to a corner white oak on the said Randolphs, from thence eighty six and a half degrees East sixteen chains to a corner on the said Randolphs, from thence south eighty and one fourth degrees East twenty nine and a half chains to a corner sweet gum on the said Randolph, from thence up the ditch as it meanders north eighteen degrees west sixteen chains, North nineteen degrees West thirty chain and twenty links, North thirty two and a half degrees West ten chain, North nine degrees West sixteen chains North twelve degrees East twenty four chain, North four degrees West eight chain forty links, North fifteen and a half degrees West eight and half chains to a white oak standing upon the side of the said ditch and a corner upon the said Randolph from thence North seventy and a half degrees West one hundred and thirty seven chains to the beginning; To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances thereto belonging to him the said Martin Tucker his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Martin Tucker his heirs and assigns forever; and the said William Randolph and his wife, for themselves their heirs Executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Martin Tucker his heirs and assigns that he the said William Randolph and his wife Anne and their heirs the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances as also the free use, right title, and benefit of the ditch which runs between the said Tucker and Randolph, unto him the said Martin Tucker his Heirs and assigns against them the said William Randolph and his wife Anne and their heirs, and against all persons whomsoever shall and will by these presents forever warrant and defend. In witness whereof the said William Randolph and Anne his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written. Signed by Wm: Randolph and witnessed by John Matthews, Thom. Blunt, Martin Tucker, Junr. and Charles Povall. At a Court of Monthly Sessions held for the county of Powhatan on the 18th day of March in the year 1812. This Indenture of bargain and sale from William Randolph to Martin Tucker was presented in Court and proven to be the act and deed of the said William Randolph by the oath of John Matthews a subscribing witness thereto, and was ordered to be continued for further proof. And at a Court of Quarterly Sessions began & held for the said county on the 15th day of April following, the said deed was again presented in Court and was further proved by the oath of Charles Poval also a subscribing witness thereto, and was again ordered to be continued for further proof. And at another Court of Quarterly Session began and holden for the said county on the 21st day of October 1812. The said deed was again presented in Court & further and fully proven by the oath of Thompson Blunt another subscribing witness thereto and was thereupon ordered to be recorded.
Deed Book 4, page 432, Powhatan County, Virginia.
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