Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Alexander {addl records} Spotswood

Male 1746 - 1818  (72 years)


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  • Name Alexander {addl records} Spotswood 
    Born 16 Oct 1746  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Dec 1818  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I131423  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father John Spotswood,   b. 1726, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1758, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Dandridge,   b. Abt 1728, King William Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1798, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Oct 1745  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Decr. 13, 1770. Alexander Spotswood to Philemon Richards of Spts. Co. Lease. 196 a. in Spts. and Orange Counties. "Ben. Richards, Ben. Richards, Jnr., and Benj. Chapman," etc. 1000 lbs. tob. Js. Lewis, Wm. Richards, Thos. Brooks. June 16, 1774.
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      1769-1773 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book F; [Antient Press]; Page 361-363
      This Indenture made 18th November 1771 between ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD and JOHN SPOTSWOOD Esqr. and SARAH his Wife of County of Spotsylvania Sons and Heirs of JOHN SPOTSWOOD Esqr. late of the County of Spotsylvania of the one part and ANTHONY GARNETT of County of Culpeper of other part Whereas the said John Spotswood in his life time and by his Last Will and Testament duely made in writing and published did among other things devise unto his Youngest Son John Spotswood several tracts of land in County of Culpeper they being part of 40,000 acres belonging to ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD Esqr. Deceased and by him Intailed on the said John Spotswood Deceased by his Last Will and Testament dated 19th April 1740 but lyable to be Mortgaged or sold to pay the sum of Four thousand pounds Sterling given as Legacies to his Daughters ANNA CATHARINA and DORATHEA which reference to said will will more fully appear and by virtue of the said Will his heir John Spotswood with the consent of BUTLER THOMPSON Executrix to the said Will sold out of the 40,000 acres Patent several parcels of land for the purpose above mentioned some of which he sold to JOHN THORNTON of Caroline County Gent and by him sold unto the said John Spotswood in Fee Simple Now This Indenture Witnesseth that Alexander Spotswood and John Spotswood and Sarah his wife in consideration of sum Two hundred and twenty four pounds current money of Virginia paid by Anthony Garnett hath granted said Garnett Tract in Parish of Saint Mark and County of Culpeper being part of land devised unto John Spotswood by his Father John Spotswood deceased and Bounded Beginning at two white oaks to a Pine corner to JAMES GAINES thence to two small white oaks about two chains from Cedar Run thence up the said Run to two red oak saplins in SUTTON's Lou line to two large white oaks near his fence in a Small hollow of Cedar Run Mountain thence to a pine in HUDSON's line to two white oak saplins in Garnett's old lots line thence with that line to the Beginning .. containing by Estimation 300 acres
      John Spotswood
      At Court held for County of Culpeper 18th November 1771 This Indenture of Bargain and Sale ordered to be recorded.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      ay 24, 1774. Alexander Spotswood of Spts. Co. to John Chew of same Co. Lease. 214 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "Sd. Jno. Chew, Beverley Chew, and Jno. Chew, jr.," etc. 1000 lbs. tob. Thos. Colson, jr.; Js. Lewis, Wm. Richards. June 16, 1774.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Septr. 11, 1775. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Alford Williams of Spts. Co. Lease. 100 a. in Spts. Co. "Sd. Williams, his wife, and his son, John," etc. 600 lbs. tob. Js. Lewis, Thos. Fox, Benja. Burbridge. Sept. 21, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Novr. 21, 1771. John Campbell and Mary, his wife, and Alexander Spotswood to Benjamin Burbridge of Spts. Co. Lease. 45 a. "John Wiglesworth and Philadelphia, his wife, and Mary Fox," etc. 287 lbs. .tob. Js. Lewis, Thos. Fox, Alford Williams. Septr. 21, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Septr. 11, 1775. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Benjamin Burbridge
      ' of Spts. Co. Lease. 170 a. "Benj. Burbridge, Molly Burbridge and Jno. Burbridge, his son," etc. 850 lbs. tob. Jas. Lewis, Thos. Fox, Alford Williams. Sept. 21, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Septr. 11, 1775. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Jervis Haydon of Spts. Co. Lease. 200 a. "Jervis Haydon, James Jones Haydon, and Jessey Haydon, sons of the sd. Jervis Haydon," etc. 1000 lbs. tob. Jas. Lewis, Thos. Fox, Benja. Burbridge. Septr. 21, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Septr. 11, 1775. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Thomas Fox of Spts. Co. Lease. 284 a. "Barbara Fox, Lucy Fox, John Fox," etc. 1000 lbs. lob. Jas. Lewis, Benja, Burbridge, Alford Williams. Septr. 21, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Co. Lease. 230 a. "Thos. Fox, junr.; Wm. Fox, Nathl. Fox," etc. 1150 lbs. tob. Jas. Lewis, Benja. Burbridge, Alford Williams. Septr. 21, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Septr. 13, 1775. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Churchill Jones. Lease. 262 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., on s. side Rapidan River, part of a tract of 40,000 a. left the sd. Alexander Spotswood by his grandfather, etc. "Sd. Churchill Jones, Wm. Jones, and Betty Jones," etc. £13 2s. yearly. Will. Stallard, John Lewis, Jos. Somners, Jno. Rose. Septr. 21, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Septr. 10, 1775. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Benjamin Grymes, now of Orange Co. Lease. 405 a. in Spts. Co. "Geo. Thornton, Molly Thornton, and George, son of George and Molly Thornton," etc. £20 5s. yearly. Jno. Lewis, Wm. Stallard, Jno. Rose. Sept. 21, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Septr. 21, 1775. Alexander Spotswood to Thomas Burbridge, Senr, of Spts. Co. Lease. 100 a. 600 lbs. tob. Michael Robinson, Jas. Lewis, Jno. Munro, Jno. Horner. Oct. 19, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 15, 1776. Alexander Spotswood, Esp.., to James Lewis. Lease. 100 acres, etc. "sd. James Lewis, Ann, his wife, and Willis Lewis, his son," etc. 600 lbs. tob,. Jno. Craig. Benja. Burbridge, Allen Wiley, James Lewis, Smyth Tandy. June 20, 1776.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Jany. 1, 1777. Alexander Spotswood of New Post, Spts. Co., po. of atto., to James Lewis (present steward of the sd. Spotswood). Witnesses, Chas. Washington, Willm. Smith, Michael Robinson. March 21, 1777.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Decr. 7, 1776. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to James Hutcherson. Lease. 200 acres in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "Sd. James Hutcherson, Peggy Hutcherson, and his son, Archibald Hutcherson," etc. 1000 lbs. tob. James Lewis, Jno. Meals, Willm. Smith. March 21, 1777.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 17, 1777. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Wm. Jones. Lease. 642 a. in Orange. Co. "Wm. Jones, Betty Jones, and Churchill Jones," etc. £30 curr. yearly. Wm. Stanard, Wm. Smith, Jas. Lewis. Sept. 18, 1777.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 3, 1777. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Jno. Simpson. Lease. 120 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. 680 lbs. tob. yearly. Richd. Jones, Henry Head, Jos. Brock, jr.; Wm. Clayton, Robt. Frank, Danl. Branham. Octr. 16, 1777.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 16, 1778. "Alexander Spotswood of New Post", Spts. Co., Province of Va., Esqr., grandson and h. at law of Butler Spotswood, decd., late wife of Alexander Spotswood, late of Va., afsd. Esqr., decd., and which sd. Butler was one of the four daughters and co-heiresses of Richd. Brayne, late of St. Margarets Par., City of Westminster, Gent., and Anne, his wife, before her marriage called Anne Begnold, Spinster, sometime before and on the 14th Feby., 1775, entitled to lands in the Manors of Greenshall [or Grunshall] Tower hill and Grunshall Netty in Co. Surry, Eng., and in Manor of High Cheer in Co. Berks, in Eng., willing to sell the same, for that purpose made Chas. Mortimer of Fredksbg., Spts. Co., Va., Doctor of Physic, Jno. Hopkins of Paternoster Row, London, Druggist, and Christopher Taddy of same place, Druggist, my true and lawful attorneys," etc., etc. Mentions certain deeds of lease and release made by him, the sd. Spotswood and Elizabeth, his wife, to the sd. Attorneys, for the better perfecting of the sale of the sd. lands, "and whereas, by the advice of the sd. Attorneys, he the sd. Spotswood, did further appt. Thos. Frost, the younger, Yoeman, and James Estone, Cordwainer, both of Shierre, in Co. Surry, Eng., his attorneys, and also appt. Wm. Bray of Gt. Russell Street in St. Geo. Par., Bloomsbury, Middlesex, Esqr., and Richd. Bullock of Cross Street in St. James Par., Westminster, Gent., etc., etc., and whereas, the troubles then existing between Gt. Britain and America interrupted all intercourse, etc., by these several powers of atto., might be affected, etc., during the suspension of Government, etc. Robt. Jardine now of Fredksbg., Va., Mercht., formerly of New Bond Street in London, etc., agreed to purchase all the lands afsd. of the sd. Spotswood for the consideration of £1989 curr. of Va. The sd. Spotswood hereby conveys the sd. lands to the sd. Jardine, etc., etc. No witnesses. May 21, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 15, 1776. "Alexander Spotswood of Newpost, Spts. Co., Va., Esqr., grandson and heir at law of Butler Spotswood, decd., late wife of Alexander Spotswood, late of Va., Esqr., decd., which sd. Butler was one of the four daughters and co-heirs of Richard Brayne, late of St. Marys Par., City of Westminster, Gent., and Ann, his wife," etc., etc., po. of atto., to Wm. Bray of Gt. Russell Street, St. Geo. Par., Bloomsberry, in Co. Middlesex, Esqr., and Richd. Bullock of Cross St., St, James Par., Westminster, Gent., etc., etc., to appear, at the next subsequent General or Special Court Baron held for the Manor of High Cheer in Co. Berks., to pray and procure that he be admitted tenant to all part or parts of Lands, tenements, etc., held in Manor of High Cheer as he the sd. Spotswood is entitled to as Grandson, etc., of sd. Butler Spotswood and as nephew and heir at law of Diana Brayne and Ann Brayne, late of St. Margaret's Par., Westminster, afsd., Decd., two other daughters and co-heiresses of sd. Richd. Brayne and Ann, his wife, etc., etc., etc. No witnesses. May 21, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 15, 1776. Alexander Spotswood, etc., co-heir at law of Diana Brayne, late of St. Margaret's Par., Westminster, Spinster, one of the four daughters, etc., of Richard Brayme of same place, Gent., and Ann, his wife, daughter and sole heir of James Begnold, heretofore of Shierre, Co. Surry, Gent., and Anne, his wife, po of atto., to Thomas Frost, the younger of Shierre, afsd Yoeman, and Jas. Elstone of same place, Cord-wainer, etc., etc. etc. No witnesses. May 21, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Jany. 1, 1777. Alexander Spotswood of New Post, Spts. Co., po. of atto., to James Lewis (present steward of the sd. Spotswood). Witnesses, Chas. Washington, Willm. Smith, Michael Robinson. March 21, 1777.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 21, 1778. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Benjamin Miller. Lease, 150 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "Sd. Benj. Miller and Margaret, his ife, and his son, Benjamin Miller," etc. 800 lbs. tob. yearly. No witnesses. May 21, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 21, 1778. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Jno. Drake. Lease 100 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "James Drake and Winnifred, his wife, and Thos. Drake," etc. 600 lbs. tob. yearly. No witnesses. May 21, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 21, 1778. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Geo. W. Spooner. Lease. 104 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "Geo. W. Spooner and Sarah, his wife, and Geo. Wm. B. Spooner," etc. 616 lbs. tob. yearly. No witnesses. May 21, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 21, 1778. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to John Simpson. Lease. 107 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "John Simpson, his wife, Frances, and his uncle, Francis," etc. 628 lbs. tob. yearly. No witnesses. May 21, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 21, 1778. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Jno. Wharton. Lease. 112 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "Jno. Wharton, Jno. Schooler, and Samuel Schooler," etc. 648 lbs. tob. yearly. No witnesses. May 21, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 21, 1778. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Henry Head. Lease. 200 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "Henry Head and Mary, his wife, and Phis son, Wm. Head," etc. £15 curr. yearly. No witnesses. May 21, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Novr. 19, 1778. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Robert Frank. Lease. 101 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "Robert Frank, Elizabeth Frank, and Robert Frank, his sons," etc. £5 is. yearly, Jas. Lewis, Jno. Meals, Willm. Smith. Novr. 19, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Novr. 9, 1778. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr, to James Parish. Lease. 188 a. in St,. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "James Parish, his wife Lucy, and his brother John Parish," etc. £5 cash and 528 lbs. tob. No witnesses. Novr. 19, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Jany. 10, 1779. Alexander Spotswood of Fredksbg. to his brother, John Spotswood, of Orange Co. Whereas, the sd. Jno. Spotswood is possessed of several slaves it is conjectured the sd. Alexander may be entitled to. Witnesseth, the sd. Alexander makes the sd. John, a clear title thereto, etc. Test, John Rose. Feby. 18, 1779.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      March 8, 1779. Lewis Willis and Ann, his wife, of Fredksbg. to Alexander Spotswood of sd. town. £5000. Lots 45 and 46 in town of Fredksbg., inherited by sd. Willis from his father. Lot 121 in same town, conveyed by deed, June 2, 1761, from Fielding Lewis, and lot 61, conveyed by deed, March 11, 1772, from Benj. Grymes etc. John Meals Jno. Frazer Danl. Delozur. April 15 1779.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      April 15, 1779. Alexander Spotswood of Fredksbg., Gent., and Elizabeth, his wife, to Charles Yates of same town, Gent. £270. 180 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. No witnesses. April 15, 1779.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Augt. 29, 1780. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Thomas Allen. Lease. 100 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "Sd. Thomas Allen, Mary Allen, and his son, James Allen,” etc. 600 lbs. tob. yearly. Edwd. Herndon, jr.; Richd. Young, A. Frater, Jas. Lewis. Oct. 19, 1780.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      March 26, 1782. Wm. Daingerfield, Wm. Fitzhugh, Mann Page, John Francis Mercer, Gentlemen, to Alexander Spotswood, Esqr. Whereas, an act of assembly passed Dec. 27, :1781, directing certain lands whereof Burgess Ball, is seized as tenant, to be vested in Trustees, whereby 1583 a. in Spts. Co., and 600 a. in Stafford Co., and the sd. lands are vested in the sd. Daingerfield, Fitzhugh, Page, Mercer, and Spotswood, in trust, that they or any three of them should sell and convey the same to purchaser and invest the money arising therefrom in other lands to be conveyed to the sd. Trustees for the benefit of the sd. Ball, during his life, and after his death to such child or children, etc., as he by his will shall think fit to direct, etc., in consideration of £1200, the sd. Trustees convey to the sd. Spotswood 1583 a. in Spts. Co., etc., etc. Witnesses, Jas. Mercer, Jno. Lewis, Henry Armistesd. April 18, 1782
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      1781-1783 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book L (Part 2); [Antient Press]; Page 77-78
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty third day of March in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Eighty Two Between GERARD BANKS of County of STAFFORD of one part and GENERAL ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD of County of SPOTSYLVANIA of other part Witnesseth that GERARD BANKS for and in consideration of seventy thousand pounds of Crop Tobacco to be paid him by ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD by these presents doth bargain and sell unto ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD his heirs and assigns forever all that tract of land called FOX NECK lying in Culpeper County containing Three hundred and forty nine acres more or less being the land purchased by GERARD BANKS of FRANCIS THORNTON relation being had to the Deed will more fully appear Togather with all houses orchards and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging To have & to hold the tract of land to ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD his heirs for ever & GERARD BANKS shall warrent & forever defend by these presents In Witness whereof the said GERARD BANKS hath hereunto set his hand & Seal the day month and year above written
      in presence of B. BALL, GER. BANKS
      JAMES TOBIN
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 15th day of April 1782
      This Indenture was acknowledged by the said GERARD BANKS and ordered to be recorded
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      1781-1783 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book L (Part 2); [Antient Press]; Page 305-307
      THIS INDENTURE made the third day of May in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred &Eighty three Between the Honble. ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD of County of SPOTSYLVANIA and ELIZABETH his Wife of one part and CHARLES BRUCE of County of ORANGE of other part Witnesseth the said Honble. ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD and ELIZABETH his Wife for and in consideration of the sum of 16 pounds Currency of Virginia in hand paid by these presents doth bargain & sell to the said CHARLES BRUCE his heirs & assigns all that tract of land lying in Parish of (blank) in Culpeper County containing six acres bounded Beginning at a small heap of Stone at the Upper End of the ISLAND, thence down the several Courses of the South Prong of the River to the Lower end of do. to a small Burch, thence up the several courses of the North Prong of said River to the Beginning, Together with all dwelling as well as out houses, fences woods feedings and all other appurtenances benefits and advantages whatsoever belonging to said Land and the said Honble ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD and ELIZABETH his Wife for themselves & their heirs do covenant and agree unto said CHARLES BRUCE that they shall forever defend the said land & premises hereby granted unto said CHARLES BRUCE his heirs and assigns against the claims of all persons whatsoever In Witness whereof the said Honble ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD &ELIZABETH his Wife have hereunto set their hands and Seals this day &year above written and before
      the following witnesses ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD
      FRANCIS HUGHS, ADAM GOODLET,
      RICHARD LONG, WILLIAM CHISM,
      ARTEMINUS ROBINSON
      Received of CHARLES BRUCE the within mentioned sum of Six pounds in full of all demands for the within mentioned ISLAND
      Teste ADAM GOODLET ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 19th day of May 1783
      This Indenture was proved by the Oaths of FRANCIS HUGHS, ADAM GOODLET & ATEMINUS ROBINSON three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded

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