This Deed made this twenty fourth day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and ninety Seven Between Joakim White and Susanna his wife of the County of Accomack in the State of Virginia of the one part and Isaiah Bagwell of the same place of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Joakim White and Susanna his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty nine pounds fourteen Shillings current money of Virginia to them in hand paid the Receipt whereof the said Joakim and Susanna do hereby acknowledge and wholly discharge the said Isaiah Bagwell, therefrom Have granted bargained and sold, released, aliened, enfeoffed, and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain and sell, enfeoff, release, alien and confirm unto the said Isaiah Bagwell his heirs & Assigns forever the Reversion of two Several Tenements and Tracts of land, the one now in the possession of George White the Tenant for life by devise under the Will of his Father Charles White decd containing thirty three and a half acres of land; and the other Tenement and tract of land in the possession of levin White the Tenant for life by devise under the Will of his Father Charles White containing also thirty three and a half acres of land, the bounds whereof are particularly described in said Will as will appear by reference thereto, which is now of Record in Accomack County Court which said reversions descended to the said Joakim White by the death of his Father the said Charles White as being undisposed of by his Will, together with all the Estate, Right, Title and interest in reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders which he the said Joakim now has or hereafter may have by virtue of devise or descent either from Charles White the Father or Charles White the Grandfather of said Joakim with the appurtenances there to belonging unto him the said Isaiah Bagwell his Heirs and Assigns forever to the only proper use benifit and behoof of him the said Isaiah Bagwell his heirs and assigns forever and to and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever. And the said Joakim White for himself his heirs and Assigns for ever doth hereby covenant and agree that he the said Joakim and his heirs shall and will at all times hereafter at the Costs and charge of the said Isaiah Bagwell execute any further Deed for the better securing the title of said premises in fee simple after the death of the said Tenants for life unto the said Isaiah Bagwell and his said heirs, and further that he the said Joakim white at this present time has good title and full power and lawful authority to sell the said premises and convey the same unto the said Isaiah Bagwell his heirs and assigns for ever as aforesaid. And theat he the said Joakim White and his heirs for ever the afsd premises and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Isaiah Bagwell his heirs and assigns for ever against the lawful claim and demand of himself and his heirs and all persons or persons claiming from by or under either of them and also all and every other person or persons whatsoever claiming or hereafter to lay claim to the same will warrant and forever defend by these. In Testimony whereof the said Joakim, White and Susanna have hereunto set their hand and affixed their Seals the day and Year above written.
Signed, Sealed & delivered in presence of
Thomas Bayly Chas Stockly
Thos Cropper Edmd Bayly
The CommonWealth of Virginia to Thomas Bayly Chas Stokly & John Burton Gentlemen Justice of Accomack County greetings; Whereas Joakim White and Susanna his wife have by their certain Deed of Bargain and Sale, bearing dat the 24th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and ninety Seven sold and conveyed unto Isaiah Bagwell the Reversion of Sixty Seven acres of land with the
appurtenances lying and being in the County of Accomack and bounded to wit as per Charles Whites Will and whereas the said Susanna cannot conveniently travel to our District Court to be holded at Accomack Courthouse to make acknowledgement of the said Deed, therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgement of the said Deed which the said Susanna shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid Susanna contained in the said Deed which is hereto annexed and we do therefore command you that you do personally go to the said Susanna and examine her privily and apart from her said Husband Joakim White whether she doth the same freely and voluntarily without his persuasions or threats, and whether she be willing that the same should be recorded in our said District Court, and receive her acknowledgement of the same, and when you have examined and recieved her acknowledgement as afsd that you distinctly and openly certify to us thereof in our said Court under you Seals, sending then there the said Deed and this Writ. Witness Edmund Bayly Clerk of our said Court, at the Courthouse the 24th day of October 1797 in the 22n year of the Commonwealth
By virtue of the within Commission to us directed we have examined the within named Susanna White privily and apart from Joakim White her Husband as aforesaid who acknowledged the said Deed freely without the threats and persuasions of her said Husband, and that she was willing the same should be recorded in the district Court holden at Accomack Courthouse
Given under our hands & Seals this 24th day of October 1797
At a District Court held at Accomack courthouse the 18th day of May 1798
This Deed from Joakim White and Susanna his wife to Isaiah Bagwell was proved by the Oaths of Thomas Cropper, Southy Satchell & Edmund Bayly Witnesses thereto and together with the commission annexed and certificate of the Execution thereof being returned are ordered to be recorded
Truly Recorded Edmund Bayly CDC
_____. Accomack County Virginia District Court Wills & Deeds 1789-1799; pp 261-264.