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Indenture Deed between John Hough and John Wren
found in Loudoun Co., Virginia Deed Book N, pages 113-115 dated 7 April 1780

This Indenture made the Seventh Day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Between John Hough of Loudoun County in Virginia of the one part and John Wren of the Same County of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Hough for and in consideration of the sum of Five Shillings current Money of Virginia to him Hand paid by the said John Wren at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted bargained, and Sold, and by these presents doth grant, bargain, and Sell unto the said John Wren One Certain Tract or parcel of Land Situate in Loudoun County aforesaid on the South side of Goose Creek, Bound as followeth Viz Beginning at Three white oaks on the East Side of a branch call [sic] Rocky Branch corner to the land of the late Col. Thomas Lee and to William Hough extending thence with the said Lee’s line No 12 E Three Hundred and ninety six poles to a red oak on the side of Goose Creek at the mouth of a branch or Gully corner to the said Lee, then up the said Creek bending therewith the Several courses and meanders thereof to Several Burch [sic] Trees at the mouth of the aforesaid Rocky Branch - corner to the said William Hough then up the said Rocky Branch bending therewith So. 6 E. 30 poles, So 50 E L 8 poles S 75 Et L 2 poles So L3 Et 80 poles to the Beginning containing Two hundred and ninety acres be the same more or less Being part of a Tract of Land Granted to John Warner by a patent from the Proprietors office in the Northern Neck dated the Tenth day of July AD 1731 and by Margaret Warner widow and sole executrix of the said John Warner did by Lease and [page 114] Release sell and convey the Entire Tract to William Fairfax, Esq. Deeds dated the Twenty fourth day of July AD 1742 the said William Fairfax devised the said land to be sold and his Executor sold and conveyed the said Entire tract to the said John Hough by deed dated the 10th and 11th day of November One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one - and all Houses Buildings, Orchards, Ways, Waters, Watercourses, Profits, commodities, Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Premises hereby granted, or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining; and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders, Rents, Issues and Profits thereof. To have and to hold the Lands hereby conveyed & all and Singular of the premises hereby granted, with the appurtenances unto the said John Wren his executors, administrators, and assigns from the Day before the Date hereof for and during the full Term and Time of one whole year from thence next ensuing fully to be complete and ended: yielding and paying therefore the Rent of one pepper Corn on Lady Day next, if the same shall be Lawfully demanded to the Intent and purpose that by Virtue of these Presents and of the Statute for Transferring Uses into Possession, the said John Wren may be in actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to accept and Take a grant and Release of the Reversion and Inheritance thereof to him and his Heirs. In Witness whereof the said John Hough hath hereunto set his hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written

Sealed and delivered} John Hough {seal}
in the presence of }

Samuel Murray John Littlejohn
William Moxley

[page 115]

At a Court held for Loudoun County May 8th, 1780 This Indenture was proved by the oaths of Samuel Murray, John Littlejohn, and William Moxley Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

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