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John McWhorter buys land in Virginia from
Alexander Henderson,
1 July  30, 1752

This Indenture made this thirtieth day of July one thousand Seven hundred & fifty two Between Alexander Henderson of the County of Augusta Planter & John McWhorter in the Parish of St Annes in the County of Albemarle of the other part Witnesseth that the said Alexander Henderson for and in Consideration of the sum of Seventy Pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand Paid before the Sealing & Delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge & therewith to be fully Satisfied & paid Hath Bargained Sold aliened Enfeoffed & confirmed & by these presents Doth Bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff & Confirm unto the said John McWhorter his heirs & assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred & thirty Seven Acres lying and being in the County of Albemarle on both sides of Rockfish River North Branch near the blue Mountains & bounded as followeth (to Wit)

Beginning at Pointers upon Pounders Branch upon James Martins Line thence North 80 Degrees East forty four poles to a red oak thence North ten Degrees west one hundred & ninety four Poles to a red oak Saplin thence South Seventy two West one hundred & ninety eight Poles to a Hiccory Saplin thence South one hundred & Seventy Seven Poles to a white Oak thence North eighty Degrees East one hundred & eighty two Poles to the first station

To have & to hold the said tract of land with all Houses Edifices Buildings Enclosures ways waters profits & emoluments whatsoever & the reversion and diversions remains & remainders thereof and of every part & parcel thereof and all the Estate right title & interest whatsoever of him the said Alexander Henderson of in & to the said bargained premises & every part and parcel thereof to possess & enjoy the said tract of Land & all & singular the premises with the appurtenances unto the said John McWhorter & to his heirs & assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him John McWhorter his heirs & assigns forever & the said Alexander Henderson2 & his heirs & assigns said tract of Land & all & Singular the premises with appurtenances unto the said John McWhorter his heirs & assigns shall & will Warrant & forever Defend by these Presents against any person or Persons whatsoever [having] or lawfully Claiming any Estate Right Title or [interest in &] to the same or any part & parcel thereof & the said Alexander Henderson for himself his heirs assigns & administrators Doth Covenant Grant & agree [to and with] the said John McWhorter his heirs & assigns in manner & form following (that is to say)

that he the said Alexander Henderson at the time of the sealing & Delivery of these Presents is & [Stands?] Seized of an Indefeasable Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple in the said Land & premises [and hath] full Power & authority to Sell & Convey the same in manner & form aforesaid & that he the said John McWhorter his heirs & Assigns Shall & may forever hereafter peaceably hereby have hold possess & Enjoy all & Singular the premises with the appurtenances without the [or molestation] of any person or persons whatsoever having or lawfully Claiming any Estate right Title or Interest in or to the same or any part thereof and that the said tract of Land & premises with the appurtenances [shall] [forever] hereafter remain unto the said John McWhorter his heirs & assigns free & discharged of & from all [former] and other Estate rights Titles Dowers Debts [Judgments] [Executions] & other Incumbrances whatsoever and lastly that the said Alexander Henderson & his heirs shall & will at any time within twenty years next after the Date of these Presents to execute any other act or acts or Conveyance or Conveyances necessary in the law for the further [a--ing] & Conveying the said Land & premises with appurtenances unto the said John McWhorter his heirs & assigns as by the said John McWhorter his heirs & assigns or his Counsel Learned in the Law shall be advised or required.

In Witness whereof the said Alexander Henderson hath hereunto set his hand & affixed this Seal the Day & year above written.

Signed Seal’d & Delivered

        Alexander Henderson

In presence of George Powel
William Simson
Alex’r Patton
Samuel Mann3

Memorandum That in the month of July in the year one thousand Seven hundred & fifty two was had & taken [of] peaceable possession & seisin of the [...] was had & taken [...Alexander Henderson] his proper person & by him [...] John McWhorter [...]

In presence George Powell William Simson [then Rec‘d] of John McWhorter [...] Pounds [   ] money of Virginia being [...] Mention’d, I say [...]

George Powel William Simson [...]

At a Court held for Albemarle County [...]This Indenture Memorandum [...] proved by the Oaths of George Powell William Simson [...] hereto and ordered to be recorded.

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1. Albemarle County Deeds, McWhorter John from Alex Henderson , 237, B&S, Bk 1, pp. 472-474.

2. Ibid., turn to p. 473.

3. Ibid, turn to pl 474.

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