Submitted by Kathy Turner December 30, 2010
Mecklenburg Co., VA Deed Bk 6, p. 155:
Munford to Wooton: This Indenture made this 12th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty one, between Robert Munford of the County of Mecklenburg of the one part and Samuel Wooton of the same County of the other part Witnesseth that the said Robert Munford for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds sterling to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge as also in consideration of the covenant herein enfeoffed, hath bargained and sold aliened enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents doth bargain and sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Samuel Wooton and his heirs a certain tract or parcel of land being part of a tract purchased by the said Robert Munford of Elizabeth Bressie and bounded as followeth by Edward Lewis's lines the widow Wooton's line, Thomas Bressie's line and a new line of marked Tracs(?) on Robert Munford's present line until it intersects Lewis's line. To have and to hold the said land with all the woods underwoods ways waters and water courses thereunto belonging and the recession and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof to the said Samuel Wooton his heirs and assigns for use, and the said Robert Munford for himself and his heirs the said land and premises to the said Samuel Wooton and his heirs against the claim or demand of the said Robert Munford and his heirs shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. The said Samuel Wooton on his part doth covenant that he will teach a boy for the said Robert Munford the trade of a white wright and in all things him as a good Master ought to do by clothing feeding and instructing the said apprentice (or servant) until he is master of his business. In consideration of the whole of the premises and covenants expressed the said Robert Munford hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.
Signed Sealed and acknowledged before us…
William Beverly Fitzhugh Robert Munford (seal)
Lewis Toone (his mark)
Argy Toon (his mark)
William Daniel (his mark)
At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 12th day of November 1781. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of Lewis Toone, Argy Toone and William Daniel witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Exam'd. John Brown Ct. Clerk