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[transcribed by Sue Beach, September 1997]

Indenture Deed between Joseph and Mary Braden and John Braden, dated 14 February 1811 Loudoun Co., VA Deed Book 2N

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This Indenture made this 14th day of February eighteen Hundred and eleven between Joseph Braden and Mary his Wife of the county of Loudoun and Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and John Braden of the County and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Joseph Braden and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred and fifty Dollars Lawful money of the United States to them in hand paid By the said John Braden the Receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge hath Granted Bargained and sold and by these

[page 196] these [sic] presents doth Grant Bargain and Sell unto the said John Braden his heirs and forever a certain Lot or parcel of Land Situate Lying and being in the said County of Loudoun Being part of a Larger Tract of land held By Joseph Braden dec'd Containing Twenty Acres which said Twenty acres of Land hereby conveyed and Devised by the said Joseph Braden dec'd by his last will and Testament to the said Joseph Braden party to these presents. Reference being had to said will - will more fully appear. Together with all and Singular the appurtenances thereunto Belonging excepting the privileges of the water passing to and from the mill now in the possession of Robert Braden which property of the said Joseph Braden hath Granted to the said Robert Braden with Liberty of keeping the Mill Races in Repair where they now run, To widen or Repair the same without the interruption hindrance or Molestation of him the said John Braden his heirs or assigns To have and to hold the said Twenty acres of Land with its appurtenances (except as Before Excepted) unto the said John Braden his heirs and assigns forever and the said Joseph Braden and Mary his wife for themselves their heirs Ex'rs and adm'n doth Covenant and agree to warrant and Defend the said Land and premises hereby granted and conveyed unto the said John Braden his heirs and assigns forever free from the Claim of them the said Joseph Braden and Mary his wife or any other person or persons whatsoever (except as before excepted) In witness whereof the said Joseph Braden and Mary his wife hath hereunto set their hands and seals the Day and year first above Written.

Joseph Braden {seal}
Mary Braden {seal}


Signed sealed and ackn'd}
In presence of }
John Dodd
Thomas Phillips
Henson [?] Vermition [?]
Thomas Stevens

[page 197] Loudoun County, to wit

The Commonwealth of Virginia
To Stacy Taylor and Joshua Osburn Gentlemen greeting: Whereas Joseph Braden and Mary his wife, by their certain Indenture of the 14th Feby 1811 have sold and conveyed unto John Braden the fee simple estate of and into twenty acres of Land in the said county of Loudoun, and whereas the said Mary cannot conveniently travel to the court of our said county, to make for acknowledgment of the conveyance aforesaid. We therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Mary and examine her privily and apart from the said Joseph Braden her husband whether she doth the same freely and voluntarily, without his persuasions or threats, and whether she is willing the same shall be recorded in our said county court, and when you have received her acknowledgment and examination as above said, that you distinctly and openly certify us thereof in our said court, under your hands and seals, sending then there the said indenture and this writ. Witness Charles Binns, clerk of our said Court at the courthouse aforesaid this 16th day of Feby. And in the 35 year of the Commonwealth.

C. Binns


Loudoun County, Ss.
We the subscribers, two of the Justices of the peace, in and for the County aforesaid do hereby certify that we did this 16th day of February personally go to the said Mary and did examine her privily and apart from her said husband touching the conveyance aforesaid, who declared that she did execute the said Deed freely and voluntarily without the persuasions or threats of her said husband and she is willing the same should be recorded among the records of our said county court. In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals the date above.

Stacy Taylor {seal}
Joshua Osburn {seal}


[page 198] At a Court held for Loudoun County June the 10th 1811.
This deed of Bargain and Sale from Joseph Braden and Mary his wife to John Braden was ackn'd by the said Joseph Braden to be his act and deed and together with the commission for the privy examination of the femme and the Certificate of the execution thereof being returned are ordered to be recorded.

Teste C Binns CLC


Know all men by these presents that I, John Braden of Loudoun County and State of Virginia am held and firmly Bound unto Robert Braden of the same place in the Just sum of five Thousand dollars for which payment well and Truly to be made and done I bind myself, my heirs, Exr, and Adm'n firmly by these presents sealed with my seal and dated this 14th day of February eighteen hundred and eleven 1811

The conditions of the above obligation is such that Whereas Joseph Braden Dec'd did by his last will and Testament give and devise to his son Joseph Braden one undivided Moiety of a Mill and two and a quarter acres of Land together with twenty acres of Land a part of the plantation whereon he resided and the remainder of said land he devised to his son, John Braden party to these presents and the said Joseph Braden having sold and conveyed to the said Robert Braden all his Interest in said Mill and two and a quarter acres of Land - And Whereas the said John Braden being fully satisfied that it was the intention of the afs'd Joseph Braden Dec'd to Devise and convey the right privilege and advantage of the Water as well as the said Mill to his son Joseph Braden but as no Mention was particular [sic] made thereof in said will, the said John Braden hath thought proper in order to prevent any Misunderstanding respecting the premises from taking place hereafter to Grant and convey to the said Robert Braden for Value rec'd and he doth hereby Grant and Convey to the said Robert Braden his heirs and assigns all the right

[page 199] Right [sic], title, Interest Claim or Demand whatsoever he has to the said Water and doth hereby Bind himself his heirs Ex'rs, admn., and assigns not to Interrupt remove or Molest the water out of its present course along the Mill Dam and race to said Mill as it now passes - and that the said Robert Braden, his heirs and assigns may at any time and at all times have liberty to Widen or repair the race or Dam, him the said Braden Not Injuring the land of the said John Braden more than is bearly [sic] sufficient to repair the same and that to be taken from the most convenient part adjoining thereto but no Stone nor timber to be taken for that purpose. In Witness whereof the said John Braden hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

John Braden {seal}


Sealed Signed and Det'd}
In presence of}
John Dodd {the words Stones Timber was}
Thomas Phillips {intervened [?] before signed}
Henson [?] Vermilion

At a Court held for Loudoun County June the 10th 1811. This Bond of Conveyance from John Braden to Robert Braden was ackn'd and ordered to be recorded.

Teste C Binns CLC