Land Grant to William Thompson - 1785


133 Acres in Washington (Now Russell) County, Virginia
Virginia Grants P, p. 364
Survey dated 08 Oct 1783, Recorded 20 Mar 1785

Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom the presents shall come greetings: Know ye, that by virtue of part of a certificate in right of settlement given by the commissioners for adjusting the Titles to unpatented lands in the district of Washington & Montgomery and in consideration of the ancient composition of fifteen shillings sterling paid by William Thompson into the Treasury of this Commonwealth there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said William Thompson a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and thirty three acres by survey bearing date the eighth day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty three lying and being in the County of Washington on both sides of Thompsons Creek a branch of Clinch River and is bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at a white oak & beech on the North side of a steep rocky hill a corner to John Thompsons land and running with his line south fifty one degrees east ninety poles to a red bud and white oak on the side of a ridge thence leaving said Thompsons line north seventy one degrees east twenty nine poles to a spanish oak and two dogwoods by a spring north fifty six degrees east seventy three poles to a white oak and dogwood on the side of a ridge north thirty degrees east forty five poles to a white oak on a brushy hill side north seventeen degrees west fifty six poles to Synn? on a bald rocky spur south sixty eight degrees west one hundred and twenty eight to a hickory and whit oak north thirty degrees west seventy poles crossing the creek to a hickory and two white oaks at the foot of a large ridge south sixty six degrees west sixty nine poles to a beech and white oak on the side of said ridge south thirty seven degrees west twenty six poles crossing a branch to a walnut and dogwood at the foot of said ridge south sixty eight degrees west sixty eight poles to a red oak and two white oaks on the side of said ridge south forty five degrees east twenty two poles to a large buckeye and sugar tree by the creek north sixty four degrees east fifty nine poles up said creek several crossings to an ash white oak and beech in a bottom south fifty eight degrees east seventy five poles crossing the creek and along the side of a steep hill to the beginning with its appurtenances; to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its apputenances to the said William Thompson and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond, on the twentieth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five and of the Commonwealth the ninth.

P. Henry


The Boundaries of the lands of John & William Thompson


This file contributed by:Michael A. Dye


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