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Patent of William Eddins, 1755 Sept. 10.

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George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that for divers good Causes and Considerations but more especially for and in Consideration of the sum of Forty Shillings of good and Lawful Money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenue this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have Given Granted and Confirmed and by these presents for us our Heirs and Successors Do Give Grant and Confirm unto William Eddins one Certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing four hundred acres Lying and being in the County of Lunenburgh on the branches of Crooked run and bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning at [Cockes?] Corner Pointers in Leveretts line Thence along Leveretts line North fifty Degrees East four poles to a white Oak Thence along Tabers lines North thirty eight Degrees East forty six poles to a white Oak North twenty [eight?] degrees East one hundred and two Poles to a white Oak North fifty Degrees East eighty two Poles to his Corner white Oak [North?] in Jones's line Thence along Jones's line North seventeen Degrees West ninety eight Poles [illegible] on [Diahs?] Road Thence along Williams's line North sixty Degrees West eighty Poles to a white Oak thence along [Cockes?] lines South fifty Degrees West three hundred and twenty Poles to a red Oak South Twenty Degrees East one hundred and Twenty Poles to a Pine East one hundred and fifty eight Poles to the first Station With all Woods underwoods Swamps Marshes Low Grounds Meadows Feedings and his due Share of [illegible] Mines and Quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said Quantity of four hundred acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Water Courses therein Contained [together with] the Privileges of Hunting Hawking Fishing Fowling and all other Profits Commodities and Hereditaments whatsoever to the Same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining To have hold Possess and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the before Granted Premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said William Eddins and to his Heirs and assigns for ever To the only use and behoof of him the said William Eddins his Heirs and Assigns forever. To be held of us our Heirs and Successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knightly Service Yielding and Paying unto us our [Heirs] and Successors for every fifty acres of Land and so Proportionably for a Lesser or greater Quantity [than] fifty Acres the fee Rent of one Shilling yearly to be Paid upon the feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also Cultivating and Improving three acres part of every fifty of the Tract abovementioned within three years after the Date of these Presents Provided always that if three years of the said Fee Rent shall at any time be in arrear and unpaid or if the said William Eddins his Heirs or Assigns Do not within the space of three years next coming after the Date of these Presents Cultivate and Improve three acres Part of every fifty of the Tract abovementioned Then the Estate hereby granted Shall Cease and be utterly [Determined] and thereafter it shall and may be Lawful to and for us our Heirs and Successors to grant the same Lands and Premises with the appurtenances unto such other Person or Persons as we our Heirs and Successors shall think fit In Witness whereof we have Caused these our Letters Patent to be made Witness our trusty and Welbeloved Robert Dinwiddie Esq'r our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh Under the Seal of our said Colony the tenth Day of September One thousand seven hundred and fifty five. In the twenty ninth year of our Reign. Robt Dinwiddie