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Rockingham County DB 11:55 1832

This Indenture made this 21st day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty two between Samuel Cootes of the County of Rockingham & State of Virginia of the one part and Richard Winfield of the County and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas John Funk of the County & State aforesaid by his certain Indenture Commonly called a Deed in Trust bearing date the 5th day of February in the year 1816 and admitted to record in the Clerks Office of the County Court of Rockingham did bargain sell & convey to George Dove & his heirs & assigns a certain tract or parcel of land in the said Indenture or deed in Trust mentioned & described containing or estimated as containing two hundred & eighty acres for the purpose of securing the payment of certain debts in the said Indenture or deed in Trust mentioned to a certain James Ewing with full power and authority to and in the said George Dove his heirs executors or administrators to sell & dispose and convey to the purchaser of the said tract or parcel of land for the purpose in the said Indenture or Deed in Trust mentioned and whereas since the execution of the said Indenture the said George Dove has departed this life without having made or published any last will or testament and the said Samuel Cootes having administration of the Estate of the said George Dove decd and being as administrator as aforesaid required by the said James Ewing to advertise & sell a part of the said tract or parcel of land for the purposes in the said deed in Trust mentioned and having duly and in compliance with the terms conditions and requitions of the said Indenture in deed in Trust advertise the time and place of sale the Samuel Cootes as administrator as aforesaid did on the 12th day of May in the year 1832 expose to sale at public auction to the highest bidder for ready money in Turley Town one hundred and forty four & half acres being the hereinafter described and conveyed one hundred & forty four and one half acres of the said tract or parcel of land and the appurtenances to the said one hundred and forty four one half acres belonging or appertaining and the said Richard Winfield being the highest bidder at six dollars per acre became the purchaser the same being struck off to him. Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said Samuel Cootes as Administrator as aforesaid in further execution of the said deed in Trust and for and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred & sixty seven dollars to him in hand paid to be applied to the payment of the debts in the said deed in Trust mentioned the said Samuel Cootes have granted bargained & sold and by these presents doth grant bargain & sell unto the said Richard Winfield his heirs & assigns forever a certain lot or tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and forty four and half acres and bounded as follows To wit Beginning at the second stake from the apple tree N55W220 poles to a stake and pile of stones. Thence S35W60 poles to two black oaks on a ridge. Thence south 13 E44 poles to two white oaks S39E126 poles a stake and two white oaks marked the corner of Brittains land N50E37 poles to a stake Brittons Corner S44E33 poles to a stake and stones Brittons line & corner of the eight acre tract. Thence S54E18 poles and 12 links to an elm. Thence S64E20 poles to the middle of the Creek. Thence with the meanders of the Creek N2 poles N29E15 poles S56E4 poles 12 links N28 E22 poles S88E16 poles N65E32 poles S80E12 poles N44E10 poles to Cootes Corner. Thence N53W53 poles to a stake near an apple tree. Thence S50W1 pole & 12 links to the beginning. Being a part of the said tract of land conveyed in Trust as aforesaid together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining with all the rights & privileges appertaining thento to have & to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said Richard Winfield and his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Richard Winfield and his heirs and assigns forever said Samuel Cootes as administrator as aforesaid the said one hundred and forty four and half acres of land hereby conveyed with the appurtenances unto the said Richard Winfield and his heirs and assigns against the claim or claims of him the said Samuel Cootes his heirs or executors and all other persons claiming by through or under him shall and with warrant & forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Samuel Cootes discharging and fulfilling the duties devolving on him as Administrator of the Estate of the said George Dove deceased as aforesaid hath hereunto set his land & seal this 25th day and year first above written.

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