Deed from Joshua Silverthorn and Leah his wife to Thomas Fletcher - 16 October 1797 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk

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This Indenture made this Sixteenth Day of October one thousand seven hundred & Ninety Seven Between Joshua Silverthorn and Leah of the County of accomack of one hand and Thomas Fletcher of the same County of the other part As Witnesseth that the said Joshua and Leah his Wife for and In consideration of the sum of four hundred and fifty Pounds Current money of Virginia to him the said Joshua by the said Thomas in hand paid at and before the ensealing and Delivery hereof the Receipt is hereby Acknowledge hat granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and Sell unto the said Thomas Fletcher and to his heirs and Assigns forever a Certain peace or parcel of land lyng and being in Accomack County which is the said lands where the said Joshua now lives lying on the south side of Pocomoke River being butted and bounded as following Begining at the water side at a Certain marked stump and running Southerly along the line of Wm. Silverthorn to a marked post at the head a Joining Henry Fletcher senr land and then running westerly along the land of the Henry Fletcher and thence along Charles Drummonds to a marked Gum and then Northerly along the lands of the heirs of John Silverthorn the said lands formally by the name of Smiths lands unto a marked post at the water side of Pocomoke River & thence easterly along the river side to the beginning, the same to contain two hundred acres to have and to hold the said peace or parcel of Lands and plantation as a bove Described together with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging or any way as there appearing thereunto to him the said Thomas Fletcher his heirs or assigns forever and to no other use intent or purpose whatsoever and the said Joshua Silverthorn doth hereby for himself his heirs Exers admrs Covenant and agree to and with the said Thomas Fletcher his heirs or Assigns and that he the said Joshua at the time of the Sealing & Delivery Hereof is Seased of a good and absolute estate in fee simple in the above bargained Premisses and hat a good rite to bargain and sell in manner afsd. and that the same are free from all manner of incumberances whatsoever and that he the said Joshua Silverthorn and his heirs Shall & will forever warrent and defend the same to him the said Thomas Fletcher his heirs and assigns against the Claim of any person or Persons whatsoever in manner and form afsd. in Testamony whereof the parties afsd. have this Presents have interchangeable affixed their hands & Seals the Day and year above Written
Joshua Silverthorn
Leah Silverthorn

Signed Sealed & delivered
in the presence of us
Robert Corbin
Griffin Kelley
Thomas Riley

At a Court held in Accomack County May 28th 1798
This deed from Joshua Silverthorn & Leah his Wife to Thomas Fletcher was proved by the Oathes of Robert Corbin Griffin Kelly and Thomas Riley Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
Teste
Litt Savage Clk
Examd

At a court held for Accomack County April 29th 1799
This Deed from Joshua Silverthorn and Leah his Wife to Thomas Fletcher was acknowledged by the said Leah as her Act and Deed she being first privily examined as the law directs did voluntarily consent thereto and ordered to be recorded
Teste
Littleton Savage Clk


Sources:

_____. Accomack County Virginia Deeds 1797-1800, pp. 179, 180.


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