Berkeley County Unrecorded Deeds, Book ??
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This Deed, Made the 16th day of September in the Year 1854, between John Whitenah and Mary Ann his Wife of the One part and John Bentz-- both parties being of Berkeley County and State of Virginia on the other part, Witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part for and in Consideration of the sum of Two Thousand dollars to them in hand paid and secured to be paid by the Said party of the Second part at or before the Sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt Whereof is hereby acknowledged do grant unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever, a certain tract or parcel of land, lying in the County of Berkeley and which is bounded as follows, Viz. Beginning at a Stake on the North side of a run, Supposed to be the place of the Original Corner, Red Oak, Corner to Dr. Page, John Burns and William Manford: Thence With his line S. 3 1/4° W. 73 Poles, to a fallen Pine on the South Side of a hill Corner to said Manford, Benjamin Boley & Rebecca VAnmetre's heirs, thence With their line S 76° W 52 Poles to an old pine Stump on the West Side of a Hill Two White Oak saplings now marked as pointers Corner to same, Thence With another of their lines S 9 1/2° West 114 Poles to a Stake Corner to Same, and in a line of John Burns' heirs; Thence With their lines N. 76º W 76 Poles to a Small Hickory on the East Side of a hill, Thence North 2° E 104 Poles to a White Oak; Thence N. 78 3/4° W. 85 2/10 Poles to a White Oak, Corner to Said heirs & in Benjamin Boley's line; Thence With said line in part, partly With S.D. & Robert Campbell and finally With Tillotson Fryatt N. 19° E. 138 2/10 Poles to the Middle of a run about six feet below a Spring, in Fryatt's line and Corner to Dr. Thomas L. Page, thence With his line down the said run with its Several Meanderings to the beginning, Containing Two hundred Acres--be the same more or less. It being the same lands of which the late Henry Whitenah died seized and pssessed, and which was purchased from the heirs of said decd., by the said John Whitenah, he also being one of the heirs of said decd.
And the said parties of the first part hereby Covenant for themselves and their Heirs that they are Seized of a good and indefeisible Estate of fee Simple in the premises, and that they have good right to convey the Same to the said party of the Second part in manner aforesaid, and that htey Will Execute such further assurances of the said lands as may be requisite. And Lastly, that the said grantors Will Warrant generally the property hereby Conveyed unto the said party of the Second part his heirs and assigns. Witness the following signature and Seals.
J.G. Whitenah (Seal)
Mary A. Whitenah (Seal)
Signed Sealed & delivered
in presence of
Jno. P. Kearfott
State of Virginia County of Berkeley, To
I Joseph Hoffman a Justice of the Peace for the County aforesaid, in the State of Virginia, do Certify that John Whitenah Whose name is signed to the Writing above, bearing date on the 16th day of September 1854, hath acknowledged the same before me in my County aforesaid. Given under my hand this 16th day of September in the Year 1854.
Joseph Hoffman J.P.
State of Virginia County of Berkley, To Wit:
We George Doll & Joseph Hoffman Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia, do Certify that Mary Ann Whitenah the Wife of John Whitenah, whose names are Signed to the Writing above, bearing the date on the 16th day of September 1854 personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid, in the State of Virginia, and being Examined by us privily and apart from her husband, and having the Writing aforesaid fully Explained to her, She the said Mary Ann Whitenah acknowledged the said Writing to b her act, and declared that she had Willingly Executed the same, and does not wish to retract it.
Given under our hands this 19th day of September 1854.
George Doll J.P.
Joseph Hoffman J.P.
Berkeley County, To Wit, September 19th 1854,
This deed of Bargain and Sale from John Whitenah & Wife to John Bentz, was produced in the Clerks Office, duly Certified and admitted to Record.
E.G. Alburtis C.B.C.