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[transcribed by Sue Beach, September 1997]

Indenture Deed between Joseph and Mary Braden and Robert Braden dated 14 February 1811, Loudoun Co., VA Deed Book 2N, pg 193-202


This Indenture made this fourteenth 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 Robert Braden of the County and Commonwealth afforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Joseph Braden and Mary his Wife, for and in consideration of the sum of Two Thousand four hundred Dollars Lawfull [sic] Money of the United States to them in hand paid by the said Robert Braden the Receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge hath Granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth Grant bargain and sell, unto the said Rob't. Braden, his heirs and assigns forever one Moiety or half of a mill and two and a quarter acres of land lying and being in the sd. County of Loudoun and now in the possession of the said Robert Braden which undivided Moiety of land and mill was Devised by Joseph Braden Dec'd late of said County, by his last Will and Testament to the aff'd. Joseph Braden, reference being had to said Will will more fully appear Together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining with the privilege of the use of the Water passing to and from the said Mill as it is Now conveyed, and that the said Robert Braden his heirs or assigns not to be Interrupted or prevented by the said Joseph Braden, his heirs or assigns from repairing, Widening or Working at said Mill Races at any times and at all times When they Require Repairing in as full and free a manner as he the said Joseph Braden could or ought to have him self To have and to hold the said land and premises hereby granted and conveyed unto the said Robert Braden his heirs and assigns forever together with

[page 194] with [sic] the rents Issues and profits thereof in as full free and uninterrupted a Manner as the said Joseph Braden Could or ought to have had himself and the said Joseph Braden and Mary his wife for themselves, their heirs, Executors and adm'n. doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Robert Braden to Warrant and defend the aff'd. Land, Mill and premises to the said Robert Braden, his heirs and assigns free from the Claim of them, their heirs, Executors or adm'n or any other person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Joseph Braden and Mary his Wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Signed sealed and ackn'd} Joseph Braden {seal}
In presence of} Mary Braden {seal}
John Dodd
Thomas Phillips
Henson [?] Vermilion
Thomas Stevens

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 Feb'y 1811 have sold and conveyed unto Robert Braden the fee simple estate of and in to an undivided Moiety of a Mill and two and one quarter 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 her acknowledgment of the conveyance aforesaid, We therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Mary and examine her prively [sic] 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 aforesaid, that you distinctly and openly

[page 195] openly [sic] notify 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 35th 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 Feb'y 1811 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 and 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 out hands and seals the date above.

Stacy Taylor {seal}
Joshua Osburn


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 Robert 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