Deed - William Sharply, Esther his wife to Joseph Sharply 10 October 1803 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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This Indenture made this tenth day of October in the yearof our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three between William Sharply and Esther his wife of the County of Accomack in the Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and Joseph Sharply of the County afsd in the Commonwealth afsd of the other part Witnesseth that the sd William Sharpley and Esther his wife in consideration of the sum of five pounds - lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Joseph Sharply at or before the sealing and Delivery of these presents have granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell to the sd Joseph Sharply him and his heirs forever and no other whatever & a certain parcel or tract of land lying on Gincotague Island to wit Beginning the Southeast corner of a tract of land which the said Joseph Sharply Bought of William Silverthorn runing thence near a Southeast Course bounded on the Southwest by the lands of John Wharton formerly belonging to William Silverthorn decd running along sd Wharton's line Northersterly so far as to make the same distance on the Northwest line which Divides the lands of the sd William & Joseph Sharply make ten Acres straight Measure so as to be still bounded on the Northeast by the lands of the said William Sharply it being part of a tract of land which the said William Sharply bought of William Silverthorn decd to have and to hold the above granted premises or tract of land With all rights priviledges and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said Joseph Sharply to him & his heirs forever to any for the use benefit and behoof of the said Joseph Sharply him and his heirs forever. In testimony whereof the said Sharply and Esther his wife have hereunto set their hands And affixd their seals this day and year Aforesaid.
William Sharply
Esther Sharply

Sealed & Delivered
in presence of
William Downing
David Watts
John Herderson
John S. Ker
[-----] Dunton

the Commonwealth of Virginia to Walter Bayne, David Watts & William Downing --- Gentlemen Justices of Accomack county Greetings Wheras William Sharply & Esther his wife have by thier certain indenture of bargain & Sale bearing date the tenth day of October --- in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and three sold and conveyed unto Joseph Sharply ten acres of Land on Chincg. Island with the appurtenances lying and being in the County of Accomack and Bounded to Wit by the lands of the said Joseph Sharply --- John Wharton and the heirs of Joshua Wharton decd. And whereas the Esther Sharply cannot conveniently travel to our District Court to be holden at Accomack Court house to make acknowledgment of said indenture therefor we do give you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Esther Sharply Shall willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid contained in said Indenture which is hereto annexed and we therefor command you that you do personally go to the Esther --- and Examine her privily and apart from her said husband William --- Whether she doth the same freely and voluntarily without his pursuation or threats and whether she be will that the same Should be recorded in our said District Court and receive her acknowledgment of the same and when you have examined and received her acknowledgment as aforesaid that you distinctly and openly certify to us thereof in our said Court under your seals Sending then there the said indenture and this Writ Witness Edmund Bayly Clerk of our said court at the courthouse the 18th day of October 1803 in the 28th year of the Commonwealth
Edmund Bayly

Accomack County Octr 10th
In obedience to the within We the subscribers have privily examined the within Esther who freely & voluntarily Acknowledged the said Indenture & that the same shall be recorded and we hereby make this our report
David Watts
William Downing

At a District Court held at Accomack Courthouse Octr 17th 1804 This Deed from William Sharply and Esther his wife to Joseph Sharply was partly proven by the Oath of John Henderson a Witness thereto
Teste
Edmund Bayly CDC

At a District Court at Accomack Courthouse May 16th 1085 this Deed from William Sharply & Esther his wife to Joseph Sharply being presented was further proven by the oath oof William Downing a witness thereto and ordered to be recorded together with the commission annexed & certificate of Execution thereof
Teste
Edmund Bayly CDC

Sources:

_____. Accomack County Virginia District Court Wills & Deeds 1800-1806; pp. 352-354.

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