Thursday, May 15, 2014

Deed: James Keys to Benson Lynn (1827)

1 September 1827
JAMES KEYS to BENSON LYNN
Prince William Co., VA Deed Book 11, pg. 121

THIS INDENTURE made this first day of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven between JAMES KEYS of the County of Prince William and state of Virginia of the first part and BENSON LYNN of the same County and State of the second part and SIMON LUTTRELL of the aforesaid County and State of the third part; Witnesseth that whareas the said JAMES KEYS is justly indebted to the said SIMON LUTTRELL in the sum of seventy four dollars sixteen cents to be paid on demand as by a bond bearing date the 31st day of August 1827 more fully appears which debt the said JAMES KEYS is willing and desireous to secure. Now this Indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the premises and also for the further consideration of one dollar lawful money of Virginia to the said JAMES KEYS in hand paid by the said BENSON LYNN at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whareof is hereby acknowledged he the said JAMES KEYS hath given granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell to the said BENSON LYNN his heirs executors Administrators and assigns the following property. Viz. One hor(s)e, one mare, two cows, two yearlings eight hogs, two beds & furniture all the crop of corn & fodder growing on the land and all the right title and interest of the said JAMES KEYS in and to the said property. To have and to hold the aforesaid property until the said BENSON LYNN his heirs executors and administrators or assigns forever. In trust never the less for the uses and purposes herein after mentioned and for none other that is to say if the said JAMES KEYS his heirs executors or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid the said sum of seventy four dollars sixteen cents with such interest as may be due on the same on or before the 10 day of the present month (September) then the said BENSON LYNN his executors or administrators is to reconvey such right title and interest in and to the said property to the said JAMES KEYS his heirs or assigns at the proper costs and charges of him the said JAMES KEYS his heirs executors administrators or assigns. But upon the failour of the said JAMES KEYS his heirs executors administrators or assigns to pay or cause to be paid to the said SIMON LUTTRELL his certain attorney his executors administrators or assigns the said sum of seventy four dollars sixteen cents with whatever interest may be due on the same then it shall be competent for the said BENSON LYNN his executors or administrators upon giving twenty day notice of the time and place of the sale to sell at public auction for cash to the highest bidder the whole or so much of the said property here by conveyed or intended to be conveyed as will be sufficient to rase the said sum of seventy four dollars sixteen cents & the costs attending the sale thereof the notice to be given at the front door of the Court House of Prince William County and some other public place in said County and after paying and dischargeing all the costs and charges necessary to carry the provisions of this Indenture into effect shall pay and satisfy to the said SIMON LUTTRELL the said sum of seventy four dollars and seventeen cents. In testimony whareof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this day and year first in the premises writen.

Test

JAMES ["x" his mark] KEYS {seal}
BENSON LYNN {seal}
SIMON LUTTRELL {seal}

At a Court held for Prince William County September 3d. 1827. This Indenture between JAMES KEYS of the 1st part BENSON LYNN of the 2d. part & SIMON LUTTRELL of the 3d. part was acknowledged by the parties thereto to be their act & deed & admitted to record.  

Teste, P. D. DAWE

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