Monday, May 16, 2011

Amanuensis Monday - A Land Grant

The above reads:

"William B. Giles, Esq., Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia;
To all to whome these presents shall come, Greetings: Know ye, that in Conformity
with a Survey made on the thwenty third day of April 1826 by ____
of Land offer Treasury tennant No 7454 opened
March 26th 1823

there is granted, by the said Commonwealth, unto Alexander Carnefix

A Certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing One hundred acres
Totale, in the County of Nicholas, on thewaters of
Angela's creek  a branch of Meador river and bounded
as followeth ____ beginning at a sugar tree and a
bunch of _____ near a branch that heads at that is
called the Chestnut Trough on the Peter's Creek road,
Then S 24 [degrees] W 100 poles to a chestnut oak, hickory &
poplar near the head of a _____; S 69 [degrees] & 78 poles
to a distant juniper, S75 [degrees] E 140 poles to a _____ oak
maple & chstnut oak and spruce near a branch, N63 [degrees]
W 40 poles to a _____oak and a black gum, N 58poles
to two sugar tree and bunch of gums, and _____
N87 [degrees] W 137 poles to the beginning.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Tract or Parcel of Land, with ots appurtenances to the
said Alexander Carnefix and his
heirs foreer.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said William B Giles Esq Governor of
the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his Hand, andcaused the lesser Seal of he said
Commonwealth to be affixed, at Richmond, on the tenth day of May
in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and twenty seven and of the
Commonwealth the fifty first.

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