Samuel Stewart’s Deed

Samuel Stewart (1710 – before 1780)

Deeds of Augusta County, Virginia, pages 55-56

Sold 143 acres of land for five shillings

August 11, 1766

This indenture made the 11 Day of August in the year of our Lord 1766 between SAMUEL STEWART of the Province of NORTH CAROLINA yeoman of the County of ROWAN of the one part and JACOB COPLIN of the County of Augusta and colony of Virginia of the other part witnesseth that the said SAMUEL STEWART for in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said JACOB COPLIN at or before the sealing and delivery of these present the receipt whereof hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained and sold unto the said JACOB COPLIN and to his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Augusta on the south forks of Linnville Creek containing 143 acres granted to said Stuart by patent bearing the date 5 Sept. 1749 bounded as follows:

Beginning at a white oak and a red oak on the east side of the branch and runneth thence north 80 degrees and west 19 poles to Ralson’s line and with the same 48 degrees west 136 poles to his corner and thence with his line North 3 degrees West 111 poles to a white oak thence north 80 west 53 poles to a white oak and thence south 10 degrees west 68 poles to a white oak in Patterson’s line and with the same south 19 East 119 poles to a white oak corner to said Patterson’s and south 80 west and 99 poles to a white oak and thence north 24 degrees East 180 poles to the beginning. And all house buildings orchards waterways, water courses, profits commodities hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises hereby granted or any part thereof belonging or any wise appertaining and the revision and revisions remainder and remainors rent of issue and profits thereof to have and to hold the said and all and singular other the premises hereby granted with all the appurtenances unto the said JACOB COPLIN his executors, administrators, and assigns from the day before the date thereof forever and during the full term and time of whole one year from thence next ----- to be complete and end yielding and paying therefor the rent of one pepper corn on said day next if the same shall be lawfully demanded to the intent and purpose that by virtue of these present or of the statue for transferring use unto possession of the said JACOB COPLIN may be in actual possession of the premises and he hereby enabled to accept and take grant and lease of the reversion and inhabitance thereof to him and his heirs in witness thereof the said Samuel Stewart hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year aforesaid above written and seal and deliver in presence of

William Cravens

Samuel Stewart

Lydia Stewart

Robert Black

Maggie M. Black

Court held 20 Aug. 1766 this base for land from Samuel Stewart to Jacob Coplin was proven by the oath of William Craven & Robert Black.

(A similar deed of the same conveyance was also made out 11 Aug. 1766 from SAMUEL STEWART AND LYDIA STEWART to JACOB COPLIN.)