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Indenture Deed Between John B. and Sarah Stevens and Robert Braden
found in Loudoun Co., Virginia Deed Book 2K, pages 328-330 dated 1 June 1809


Transcribed by Sue Beach 22 February 1998

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This Indenture made this first day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and nine Between John B. Stevens and Sarah his wife of the County of Loudoun and Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and Robert Braden of the County and Commonwealth affsd of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of

[page 329] The sum of Four Hundred and ten dollars Lawful money of the united States to the said John B. Stevens in hand paid by the said Robert Braden at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby Acknowledge hat Bargained and sold and by these presents doth Bargain and sell unto the said Robert Braden his heirs and assigns forever a certain lot of Land situate lying and being in the Town of Hillsborough in the county of Loudoun being part of a lot purchased by Thomas D. Stevens of Thomas Purcell and conveyed by the said Thomas D. Stevens to the said John B. Stevens by deed Bearing date 12th day of Feby 1802 Also a lot purchd by the said John B. Stevens of the said Thomas Purcell by deed bearing date 12th day Feby. 1802 and Bounded as Follows

Beginning at the End of three poles on the first Course of the lot sold by Thomas D. Stevens to Ferdinando Fairfax now in the possession of Josiah L. Thomas [unreadable word] at a stone on the side of the Street thence S78 E three poles to a stone thence N12 E twenty poles to a stone thence N 78 W three poles to a stone thence S12 W twenty poles to the Beginning Containing three Eighths of a Acre or Sixty purches, Including Both the before mentioned lots Together with all and singular the Buildings Improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the Reversion Remainder Rents Issues and profits thereof. To have and to hold the aforesaid lot of land with the appurtenances unto the said Robert Braden his Heirs and assigns forever and the said John B. Stevens and Sarah his wife their heirs Executors and adm’r doth by these presents warrant and defend the aforesaid lot of land with the appurtenances unto the said Robert Braden his Heirs and Assigns against the Claim of them the said John B. Stevens and Sarah his wife their heirs Executors and administrators or any other person or persons whatever, will forever warrant and defend In witness whereof the said John B. Stevens and Sarah his wife hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first within written

Signed sealed and delv’d} John B. Stevens {seal}
In presence of } Sarah Ann Stevens {seal}

[page 330] The Commonwealth of Virginia To Stacy Taylor Jno Hamilton and Lewis Ellzey Gentlemen Greeting whereas John B. Stevens and Sarah Ann his wife by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 1st day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and nine have sold and conveyed unto Robert Braden the fee simple estate of and in three eighths of an acre of Land situate lying and being in the County of Loudoun and whereas the said Sarah Ann cannot conveniently Travel to our County court of Loudoun to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance Therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Sarah shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance [unreadable] contained in the said Indenture hereunto annexed and we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Sarah and receive her Acknowledgment of the same whether she doth the same freely and voluntarily with out the persuasions or threats of the said John B her husband and whether she be willing that the same should be Recorded in our said county court; and when you have received her acknowledgment and Examined her as aforesaid that you distinctly and openly certify us thereof in our said county court under your hand and seal sending then there the said Indenture and this writ

Witness Charles Binns clerk of our said court the 1st day of June 1809 and in the [blank] year of the Commonwealth. Chas Binns ck

Loudoun County to wit

We the subscribing two Justices of the peace for the county afs’d having examined the said Sarah Ann Stevens wife to the said John B. Stevens privately and apart from her said husband the said John B. Stevens, and Do hereby Certify under our hands and seals that the said Sarah Anne did acknowledge the said Deed to be her act and Deed and that she signed the same without the persuasions or threats of her said husband that she relinquished her Dower and all right of Dower in the premises and that she is will that the same may be Recorded among the Records of the Loudoun county Court. Given under our hands and seals This 1st day of June 1809.

Stacy Taylor {seal}
L. Ellzey {seal}