LOC: VA-LO: 1746 Hardy/Darwin Land Indenture

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  • Title LOC: VA-LO: 1746 Hardy/Darwin Land Indenture 
    Short Title LOC: VA-LO: 1746 Hardy/Darwin Land Indenture  
    Author Louisa County Deed Book A 
    Call Number p. 262 
    Repository Louisa County VA - Courthouse 
    Source ID S5 
    deed to

    made this thirty first day of October in the year of our Lord one Thousand and forty Six BETWEEN Thomas Hardy of the County of Louisa of the one part and William Darwin Junr. of the County aforesd of the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Hardy for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds current money to him in hand paid before the ensealing and Delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and himself herewith fully Satisfied contented and paid and of Every part and parcell thereof the said William Darwin and his heirs Ex’rs and Administrators doth hereby fully clearly and absolutely acquit and Discharge HATH Given Granted Bargained and Sold and doth by these Presents Give Grant Bargain and Sell unto the said William Darwin Junr. his heirs Ex’rs Admtrs or assignes for Ever one Certain tract or parcell of Land Scituate Lying & being in the County aforesaid containing One Hundred acres only William Darwin and Jean his wife shall have their Lives in the said one hundred acr’s of Land or the Longest Liver of them, which said Land is bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at John Taits corner pine in John Waltons Line, Running thence on Taits Line south eighty nine degrees East hundred and ninety Seven poles to a corner hickory sapling in his Line, thence south twenty eight and a half degrees West dividing this Land from the Residue of the said Hardy’s Tract one Hundred and eighty eight poles to a corner of Several marked Trees in Waltons Line, thence on his Line North thirty three degrees West One hundred ninety Seven poles to the beginning; which said One Hundred Acr’s of Land in part of Patent Granted to the said Thomas Hardy for four Hundred and Nineteen acr’s bearing date the first day of August one Thousand Seven Hundred and thirty four Relation being thereunto had will more fully appear TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the aforesaid One hundred acr’s of Land with all Houses Orchards Gardens Woods, Underwoods, Ways, Waters and Meadow Grounds, with all and Singular other the Premises and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining from the claim right or Title of him the said Thomas Hardy his heirs Ex’rs Admtrs or assigns or any other person or persons whatsoever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said William Darwin Junr. (after the decease of the aforesaid William Darwin Senr. and Jean his wife) and the said Thos. Hardy doth for himself his heirs &c. covenant promise and agree that he will from time to time and at all times for ever against all persons whatsoever, the Right of the abovesaid land & Premisses will warrant and for ever defend IN WITNESS whereof the said Thos. Hardy hath hereunto Set his Hand and affixed his Seal the day and year above written.

    Sealed & Delivered
    In presence of

    Thos. Hardy (Seal)
    Charles Smith
    John Weatherford
    Benja. Brown

    MEMORANDUM that on the day and Year within mentioned Quiet and Peaceable Possession, and Seisin was given and Delivered to the within mentioned Darwin by the within named Hardy of the Land and Premises within contained

    in the Presence of

    Test Cha. Smith
    Benja.Brown Thos. Hardy (Seal)
    John Weatherford

    Reced this thirty first day of October 1746 of William Darwin fifteen pounds being the consideration within mentioned for’d

    Test Cha.Smith Thos. Hardy
    Benja. Brown
    John Weatherford

    [Completion of the deed was also recorded in the Louisa County Court Book with the following entry:]

    AT A COURT held for LOUISA County on Tuesday the 27th day of January 1746. This Indenture Memorandum of Livery of Seisin Receipt were this day in open Court proved by the oaths of Charles Smith Benjamin Brown John Weatherford witnesses thereto & by the Court admitted to record & is recorded.

    [The date is Old Style, whereby January 1746 (= January 1747) comes after October 1746.]
    Linked to Jane
    William DARWIN
    William DARWIN, Jr. 

  • Documents
    LOC: VA-LO: 1746 Hardy/Darwin Land Indenture
    LOC: VA-LO: 1746 Hardy/Darwin Land Indenture
    Photocopy of 1746 document from the Louisa County VA courthouse.

    Will the Real William Darwin, Jr., Please Stand Up?
    Will the Real William Darwin, Jr., Please Stand Up?
    Two William Darwins, Senior and Junior, are named in one of our earliest documents, the 1746 Darwin/Hardy Land Indenture. But which one is the William Darwin we know to have been born in 1707?