David Stokes to Francinia Cox deed
Mecklenburg Co., VA  1787/1794
Submitted by Annette E Wetzel June 1998

Mecklenburg County Deed Book 8, Page 520
This Indenture made this Eighth day of December One Thousand Seven
hundred and ninety four Between David Stokes of Mecklenburg County of the
one part and Francinia Cox of the Same County of the other part
Witnesseth that the said David Stokes for and in the consideration of the
Sum of Ninety four pounds Current money which the said Franscina Cox paid
before the Sealing and delivering these presents, the receipt whereof the
said David Stokes doth hereby acknowledge and hath granted, bargained and
Sold, sealed and Confirmed, and by these presents for himself and his
heirs, doth fully firmly and absolutely grant, bargain and Sell ___and
Confirm unto her the said Francina Cox and to her heirs and assignes
forever one Certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County
of Mecklenburg adjoining to Finneywood Creek and South Meherrin River and
bounded as follows: Beginning at a small ash on the north bank of
Finneywood Creek near Neal's old Corner white Oak thence down the said
Creek, as it meanders to a Corner white oak Saplin at the head of
Burwell's  Mill pond thence north 20 Degrees East 57 (or 7.5) poles to a
corner red Oak on Meherrin River, thence North Eighty degrees West three
hundred and sixteen poles to a corner post Oak in Burwell's line thence
North thirteen degrees West fifteen poles to pointers in the same  thence
North Eighty degrees West fifty Eight poles to a Corner post Oak in the
same thence South fifty four Degrees West Sixty four poles to a corner
pine in the Same thence a new line crossing the ride path just below
Gregory's fork and the old Race paths near the head and so the Beginning.
Containing by Estimation four hundred and Sixteen acres, be the Same more
of less, together with all the appurtenances to the same belonging,
appending or appertaining. To have and to hold the same lands,
appurtenances and appendages free and clear of all manner of incumbrances
unto her the said Francena Cox and her heirs and assigns forever, with
all such right, ___ and Interest as was conveyed to her by the late John
Cox of Finneywood, dec'd by his deed bearing date __21st day of September
in the year One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Seven and Recorded in
the Court of the said County to which reference may be had and I the said
David Stokes for myself and my heirs do covenant to warrant and defend
the Same against all claims arising from or ___ me or them or any of
these. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day
and year above Written. Signed D.J. Stokes, Seal 

In the presence of Geo. Marable, Branch Jones, Dan'l Wilson