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1808, William Harrell of Wythe County, VA

Added 6 May 2015

27 Jul 1808

This Indenture made the 27th day of July, 1808, between William Harrell of the County of Wythe State of Virginia of the one part, John Feeley, Joseph Russell & John Draper Junior of the other part, trustees, Witnesseth that the said William Harrell for and in consideration of three hundred and fifty Dollars, hath bargained, sold and relinquished unto John Feeley, Joseph Russell and John Draper Jr., trustees, a certain tract or parcel of land situate in the county aforesaid on the waters of New River for the express and special purpose of erecting a house thereon for the purpose of a Seminary of learning and divine worship, and bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning at a Buck eye, South 75, West 14 poles to a white Oak by Humphrey Ellis’s fence, South 24, East 15 Poles to a white Oak, North 73, East 18 poles to a white Oak, North 26, East 6 poles to a white Oak, from thence to the beginning together with all the appurtenances threunto belonging for the sole use and purpose aforesaid, unto the aforesaid John Feeley, Joseph Russell and John Draper Jr., and their successors forever. And the said William Harrell doth for himself, his heirs &c. warrant and forever defend the aforesaid tract and parcel of land unto the said John Feeley, Joseph Russell and John Draper Jr. and their successors forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name & affixed my seal the year & date above written.

William Harrell {Seal}

At Wythe County October Court 1808

This indenture of bargain & sale from William Harrell to John Feeley, Joseph Russell & John Draper Jr, trustees, was acknowledged in court by the said Harrell to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded.

Teste, John R. Mathews DC

Source: Wythe County Deed Book 5, pp. 98, 99.

marginal note, delivered J. Feeley 8 Aug 1815, J.T.F.

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