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Indenture Deed between William McClellon and Robert Braden
found in Loudoun Co., Virginia Deed Book N, page 289-291 dated 22 April 1782


Transcribed by Sue Beach, 20 Feb. 1998.

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This Indenture made this Twenty Second day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand seven and Eighty two Between William McClellon of the County of Loudoun and Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and Robert Braden of the County and State aforesaid of the other part. Whereas John Balls of the County of Stafford in the Commonwealth aforesaid Gentleman by his Certain Indenture of Lease bearing the date the twenty Seventh day of April in the year of our Lord 1771 [?] for the consideration therein Mentioned did Devise [or Demise?] set and to farm Lett [sic] unto a Certain George Duren [?] the following tract or parcel of Land with its appurtenances Situate lying and being in the said County of Loudoun & parish of Cameron on the piney [?] Branch of Bull Run and Bounded as follows Viz. Beginning at three White Oaks at the head of piney branch aforesaid in the line of Cocke and running with his Lines according to the several Courses of the grant then 15 1/2 West Poles to a White oak on a Ridge by Cokely’s fence thence North 75 West 60 poles to the piney Branch thence up the said Branch according to its meanders to the Beginning Including Three Hundred Acres of Land To have and to hold the said land and premises (Except all mines minerals and Quarries whatsoever) to the said George Duren for and during the natural Lives of him the said George Duren and Ann Duren his Wife and his son William Duren and for and during the lives of the longest liver of them

[page 290] Yielding and paying ----- therefore yearly and every year for the Rent of the aforesaid Demised premises Forty Shillings Current money of Virginia for every Hundred acres of Land within the aforesaid Bounds more or less and so in proportion with the Land Tax and Quit Rents with several other Covenants Restrictions and Conditions as by the said Indenture of Lease duly Recorded in the said County Court of Loudoun will more fully and at Large appear and whereas the said George Duren by his Indenture of assignment bearing Date the 9th day of May 1778 for the Consideration therein mentioned did Sell Transfer and assign all his rights to the said recited Indenture of Lease together with the residue of the Term therein mentioned and yet unexpired to a Certain Abraham Larrowe and the said Abraham Larrowe in Like manner by his Indenture of assignment bearing date the 31st[sic] day of February 1780 for the consideration therein mentioned did sell Transfer and assign the same to the above named John Moran Party to these presents as by the said Several deeds will more fully and at large appear Now this Indenture Witnesseth that William McClellon for and in consideration of the sum of Forty Six pounds to him in hand paid by the said Robert Braden at and before the sealing and Delivering of these Presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged He the said William McClellon hath bargained assigned Transferred and Let over unto the said Robert Braden and by these presents doth Grant Bargain Sell assign Transfer and Let over to him the said Robert Braden all his right Title interest property Claim and demand whatsoever which he now hath ought to have together with all privileges Emoluments and advantages to the same belonging of the before recited Indenture of Lease To Have and to hold the said premises with the appurtenances (accept as before accepted) to him the said Robert Braden his Heirs and assigns during the residue of the Term therein Mentioned in as full and ample manner as the said William McClellon now Doth or ought to hold and Enjoy the same He the said Robert Braden performing the covenants and conditions therein to be Done and performed by the said George Duren and the said William McClellon for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth Covenant promise and grant to and with the said Robert Braden his Heirs and assigns that on the said Robert Braden his Heirs or assigns performing the Covenants contained as aforesaid Shall

[page 291] and may peaceably and Quietly have hold and occupy the said Land and premises during the residue of the term yet to come and unexpired as he the said William McClellon doth or ought to enjoy the same In Witness whereof he the said William McClellon hath hereunto Set his Hand and Seal the day and year first within written

Sealed and Delivered} William McClellon {SS}
in the Presents [sic] of}
Jno Tyler Geo Mason
Joseph Lacey


At a Court held for Loudoun County the 10th day of June 1782 This Deed of assignment was proved by the oaths of John Tyler and George Mason and the affirmation of Joseph Lacey the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded.

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