John Bell to Isaac Bell, Negro - 17 June 1793 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
Spelling remains the same.
This Indenture Made the seventeenth day of June Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety three Between John Bell late of Accomack county Virginia of the one part and Isaac Bell a black man of the same place of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Bell for and in consideration of the sum of twenty one pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the afsd Isaac at and before the ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the aforesaid Isaac his heirs and assigns forever all the tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Parish and county of Accomack afsd now in Possession under lease to a ceratin Negro man named Abel Bell bounded westwardly by the lands belonging to the Heirs of John Broadwater and southerwardly and northwardly by the lands of Daniel Mifflin containing by estimation five acres of land be the same more or less with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any sort appertaining To have and to hold the afoesaid Granted and bargained premises with all and singular the appurtenances tereunto belonging unto the said Isaac his heirs and assigns forever and for no other use benefit or purpose whatsoever and the said John Bell for himself and his heirs doth hereby warrant with the said Isaac his heirs and assigns forever that he the said the said John Bell the lands and premises afsd with their appurtenances with the said Isaac against himself and his heirs and against all and every other person or persons hereafter claiming the same will warrant and forever defend In Testimony whereof the said John Belll hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written
Signed & Delivered in presence of Geo Corbin John Shepperd Ker William Ardis
At a court held in Accomack County Jany 28th 1794 This Deed was partly proved by the Oath of William Ardis a witness thereto
Teste Littleton Savage Clk
At a court held for Accomack County April 30th 1799 this Deed from John Bell to Isaac Bell was further proved by the oaths of John Shepherd Ker and William Gibb who Delcared that they were well acquanted with the hand writing of George Corbn the other Witness thereto and believed the Signature as a Witness to be his hand writing the same was adjuded sufficiently proved and ordere to be recorded
Teste Litt: Savage Clk Examd
_____. Accomack County Virginia Deeds 1797-1800, pp. 291, 292.