Rachel Carter to John Mayes deed, Mecklenburg Co., VA

Transcribed by Irene Williams from a deed provided her by Grace Hinson of Charlotte, NC.
  Submitted by Irene Williams 12 Nov 1999

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Carter to Mayes
This Indenture made this twenty-first day of September in the year one 
thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight between Rachel Carter of the County 
of Dinwiddie of the one part and John Mayes of the said County of the other 
part. Witnesseth that the said Rachel Carter for an in consideration of the 
sum of three hundred and seventy pounds current money of Virginia to her in 
hand paid the receipt whereof she doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth 
acquit and discharge the said John Mayes his executors and administrators hath 
bargained sold and confirmed and by these presents do bargain sell and confirm 
to the said John Mayes his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel 
of land containing three hundred and seventy acres more or less lying and 
being in the County of Mecklenburg and which she the said Rachel purchased of 
Robert Hutchins as will appear by deed from him bearing date the twentieth of 
February one thousand seven hundred and seventy three and bounded as followeth 
(Viz.) Beginning at Stiths corner pointers on the river thence on his line 
south thirty degrees west twenty poles to pointers thence north eighty degrees 
west one hundred and sixty poles crossing a branch to a white oak new lines 
south thirty degrees west two hundred poles crossing a branch to a pine thence 
south eighty degrees east four hundred poles crossing a small branch on Aron's 
creek to pointers in Aaron Pinson's line thence on his line north twenty 
degrees west one hundred and twenty four poles crossing the said creek to a 
red oak thence north twenty five degrees east eighteen poles to a hickory on 
the river thence up the same as it meanders to the beginning with all houses 
woods ways waters and water courses profitable commodities (?)hereditaments 
and appurtenances to the same belonging on the reversion and reversions rents 
and issues thereof to have and to hold the said land with all and (?)every the 
appurtenances unto him the said John Mayes his heirs and assigns to the only 
proper use and behoof of him the said John Mayes his heirs and assigns forever 
and the said Rachel Carter for herself and her heirs doth covenant and agree 
to and with the said John Mayes and his heirs or assigns that she the said 
Rachel Carter hath right to sell and convey the said three hundred and seventy 
acres of land as above and that the same is free of all encumbrances whatever 
also that the said John Mayes his heirs and assigns shall and may have hold 
and enjoy the said land with the appurtenances without the lawful (?)sale 
molestation or hindrance of any person whatsoever and lastly that she the said 
Rachel Carter for herself and her heirs doth hereby covenant and agree to 
warrant and forever defend the title of the said land to h him the said John 
Mayes his heirs and assigns forever against the title claim and demand of all 
manner of persons whatsoever and will make and execute any further conveyance 
when required for the better securing the same to the said John Mayes his 
heirs or assigns. In Witness whereof the said Rachel Carter hath hereunto set 
her hand and affixed her seal the day and year first above written. 
Signed sealed and delivered}
in presence of.........................}			Rachel Carter {Seal}
Charles Hutchings
Stith Thompson
Littleberry Browder
Boswell Hutchings
At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 8th day of February 1779. This 
indenture was proved by the oath of Stith Thompson a witness thereto and at a 
court held for the said county the 10th day of May 1779 the said indenture was 
further proved by the oaths of Charles Hutchings and Boswell Hutchings two 
other witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.			Teste
						John Brown CS.(?)
 
Recorded 10 May 1779 Mecklenburg County, VA Deed Book 5, page 420