Charles City County Order Book, 1694-1700, image 17
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Know all men by thes pnts that I William Wilkins senior doe hereby give and grant and make over to John Wilkins my son and to the heyres lawfully begat of him the sd John One hundred and fifty acres of Land boundary viz South uppon ye long Meddow joyning uppon my line and bearing the breadth of one hundred and fifty acres upp along the sd Medow: it being a part of John Hobbs dividend of land lately conveyed by the sd Hobbs to William Bishopp and from the sd Bishopp to me as by a conveyance dated the 29° ffebruary 1684 more fully appeareth. And in case my sd son - John Wilkins dye without issue as afforsd the sd Land to fall and return to the nearest heyr of my body. Neither shall the sd John Sell the same otherwise then to some of the issue of my body begotten if otherwise the nighest heyr to me then liveing to enjoy the same as wittnes my hand this 24th day of January 1693 Test. Gil Hay - Suzana H Hay William Wilkines
Acknowledged in Open Court ye 5° day of ffebr: 1693 by the sd William Wilkines - unto his son John Wilkines Test. James Minge Cl Cur.
This Deed thus acknowledged is heer enroled. feb: 5: 1693 by order of the Justices. P James Minge Cl Cur.
In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Mosher of Walington parish parrish in James Citty County being weak of body but of perfect minde and memory doe make this my last will and Testament as followeth Impr. I bequeath my soule to God that gave it and my body by decent and Christian buriall to the ground from whence it was taken. Secondly. I give and bequeath all my lands goods Chattells & estate whatsoever unto my loving Cuz: Nicholas Mosher and his heyrs for ever whom I make my whole and only Executor of this my last Will and Testament in Wittnes wherof I the sd Samuel Mosher have hereunto sett my hand and seal this first day of September in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ninty & three. Samuel [mark] Mosher [seal] seale Sealed Signed & dd in pnce of us James Thomson Jos. [mark] Ingram John [mark] Wilcocke ffeb: 5°: 1693 This will prooved by the Oathes of Joseph Ingram and John Wilcocke Test. James Minge Cl Cur. Recorded feb 5° 1693 by order of ye Justices. P James Minge Cl Cur.
This Indenture made the twenty second day of November in the fifth year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland King and Queen Defenders of the fayth &c: Annoq[ue] Doni 1693 Between Benjamin Harrison of the parrish of Southwark in the County of Surry merchant of the one part and Benjamin Harrison (son of the afforsd Benjamin Harrison) of the County of Charles Citty of the other part Wittnesseth: That the sd Benjamin Harrison of the County of Surry for and in consideracon of the love and affection which he beareth towards his sd sonn and for divers other good causes and consideracons him therunto moving hath given granted aliend enfeoffed and confirmed and by thes presents doth for ^ & from himself his heyres and Ass give grant alien enfeoff and confirm unto his sd son Benjamin Harrison of the County of Charles Citty all that seat Tract, plantacon or hundred of Land which he the sd Benjamin Harrison of the County of Surrey bought of Sarah Bland of London Widdow Relict of John Bland late of London Merchant decd and Thomas Povey of the Citty of Westminster Esq Executr of the Last Will and Testament of the sd John Bland as by one deed of releas bearing date the ninteenth Day of December Anno Dom. 1691 between the sd Sarah Bland and Thomas Povey of the one part and the sd Benjamin Harrison of the County of Surry of the other part more fully and plainly may appear comonly called and known by the name of Berkley Plantacon or hundred scituate in the