Deed from Edward Thornton to John Sharpley 27 November 1750 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk

This Indenture made the xxviith day of November Anno Domi MDCCL Between Edward Thornton and Tabitha his Wife of Accomack county in Virginia of the one part and William Sharpley of the Same Place of the other Part Witnesseth that the said Edward Thornton and Tabitha his Wife for and in consideration of the Sum of Fifty Shillings Current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said William sharpley before the Ensealing and Delivery of these Presents the Receipt whereof they the said Edward Thornton and Tabitha his Wife to hereby acknowledge & Acquits and Discharges the said William Sharpley his Heirs Extors and Admors by these Presents Have granted bargained and Sold & do hereby grant bargain and Sell unto the sd William Sharpley his heirs and Assigns all their the said Edward and Tabitha's Right Title and Interest in or to the third part of Two hundred Acres of Land lying & being in Accomack County being the Land and Plantation whereon William Sharpley Decd formerly lived father of the said William Sharpley And late husband of the said Tabitha and which came to the said Edward by his said Wife Tabitha in Right of the said Tabitha as her Dower or thirds To have & to hold all and Singular the said third part of the said Two hundred Acres of Land unto the said William Sharpley his heirs and Assigns for ever to the only Proper use and behoof of the said William Sharpley his Heirs and Assigns for ever And to no other use or uses whatsoever In Witness whereof they the said Edward Thornton and Tabitha his Wife hath hereunto Set their hands and Seals the day and year first above written

Edward Thornton

Tabitha Thornton

Sealed and Delivered In Presence of

Stephen Fitzgerald, Geo Clark

At a Court held for Accomack county November 27th 1750 ~~~~~

Edward Thornton and Tabitha his Wife Presented & acknowledged te within Indenture to be thier Act and Deed to William Sharpley and Admitted to Record Previous to which the said Tabitha being Privately Examined as the Law directs & Voluntarily Consenting

Geo Holded Clk Cur

Truly Recorded

Geo Holden Clk

Source:
_____.  Accomack County Deeds, 1746-1757 Part 1; pp . 295, 296.

Courtesy of Chris and Joyce Sharpley

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