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Indenture Deed Between John Hough and John Wren
found in Loudoun Co., Virginia Deed Book N, pg. 115-118 dated 8 April 1780

Transcribed and submitted by Sue Beach, 20 Feb. 1998.

This Indenture made the Eighth 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 for and in consideration of the Sum of Two hundred and Fifty pounds current Money of Virginia to the said John Hough in Hand paid by the said John Wren at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these Presents, the Receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth release, acquit, and discharge the said John Wren his Executors and Administrators, by these Presents he the said John Hough hath granted, bargained, Sold, aliened released and confirmed and by these Presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, release and confirm unto the said John Wren in his actual Possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by the said John Hough for one whole year by Indenture bearing Date the Day next before the Day of the Date of these Presents, and by force of the statute for Transferring Uses into Possession, and his Heirs a certain parcel of Land Situate in the said County of Loudoun and on the South Side of Goose Creek Bounded as followeth Vizt.

Beginning at three white oaks on the East side of a branch called Stoney Branch, corner to the Lad of the late Col. Thomas Lee and William Hough extending thence with the said Lees [page 116] line N. 17 Et. 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 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 Stony or Rocky branch corner to the said William Hough then up the said Rocky or Stony branch bending therewith the Several courses and Meanders thereof So 61 Et 30 poles So 50 Et 48 poles So75 Et 42 poles So 43 Et 80 poles to the Beginning Containing Two hundred and ninety acres be the same more or less. Being part of a larger 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 Release sell and convey the Entire Tract to William Fairfax Esq. deeds dated the 26th day of July AD 1742 the said William Fairfax devised the said Land to be sold and his Executors Sold and conveyed the said Entire Tract to the said John Hough by deeds dated the 10th and Eleventh days of November AD one thousand seven hundred and Sixty one and all Houses, Buildings, Orchards, Ways, Waters, Watercourses, Profits, Commodities, Hereditaments, and appurtenances whatsoever to the Premises hereby Granted or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders, Rents, Houses [?] and Profits thereof, and also all the Estate Right, Title, Interest, Use, Trust, Property, Claim, and Demand whatsoever of him the said John Hough of and to the said Premises and all Deeds, Evidence and Writings Touching or in any wise concerning the Same. To have and to hold the Lands hereby conveyed and all and Singular other the premises hereby granted and released and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances, unto the said John Wren, Heirs and assigns forever to the only proper Use and Behalf of him the said John Wren and of his heirs and assigns forever.

[page 117] And the said John Hough for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators, doth covenant, promise and grant to and with the said John Wren his Heirs and assigns, by these presents, that the said John Hough now at the time of Sealing and delivering of these Presents is Seized of a good, Sure, perfect and indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple of and in the premises hereby granted and released and that he hath good power and Lawful and absolute authority to grant and convey the same to the said John Wren in Manner and Form aforesaid, and that the said premises now are and so forever hereafter shall remain and be free and clear of and from all former and other Gifts, Grants, Bargains, Sales, Dower Right and Title of Dower Judgment, Executions, Titles, Troubles, Charges, and Encumbrances whatsoever made done, committed or suffered by the said John Hough or any other person or persons whatsoever (the Quitrent hereafter to grow due and payable to Lord Fairfax his heirs and Successors for and in respect of the premises only excepted and foreprized) And Lastly that the said John Hough and his Heirs, all and Singular, the premises hereby granted and Released with the appurtenances unto the said John Wren his Heirs and Assigns against him the said John Hough and his Heirs and all and every other person and persons whatsoever claiming by from or under him them or any of them In Witness whereof, the said John Hough hath hereunto set his hand and Seal this Day and Year first above written.

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

Samuel Murray John Littlejohn
William Moxley

Received of John Wren the Sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds current money of Virginia being the consideration [page 118] mentioned To be paid me in the perfection of this Deed Witness my hand this 8th day of April AD 1780

Teste [pound symbol] 250 John Hough

Samuel Murray John Littlejohn
William Moxley

At a Court held for Loudoun County May 8th 1780 This Indenture and Receipt as written was proved by the oaths of Samuel Murray John Littlejohn and William Moxley Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded

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