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Turley Town: Cootes to Presbyterian Church Elders 1833

Rockingham County DB 12:113 1833

This Indenture made this 23rd day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty three between Samuel Cootes & Emily his wife of the County of Rockingham & state of Virginia of the one part and Andrew Bare and Valentine Switzer, elders of the Presbyterian Church or congregation near Turley Town in the County aforesaid and their successors as Elders of the said Congregation of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Samuel Cootes & Emily his wife who reside in the Turley Town being anxious and desirous to promote the Interests of the Redeemers Kingdom the Spread of the Gospel & the Salvation of Souls by the preaching and teaching thereof as taught by the Presbyterian Church to which they belong. To that end & for that purpose and for the purpose of erecting a meeting house or church thereon & for that purpose only and this Indenture Deed & Conveyance and everything therein contained to be null and void and of no effect whenever there ceases to be a Presbyterian Congregation in or nearby Turley Town and whenever the said Congregation cease to or fail to use the church meeting house or building that may be erected there or as a place of Public Worship for Twelve months successively for and in consideration of the premises aforesaid, and on the conditions and with the reservations aforesaid. They the said Samuel Cootes & Emily his wife have granted bargained and sold & by these presents, doth grant bargain & sell to the said Andrew Bare & Valentine Switzer Elders as aforesaid & their successors as aforesaid a certain lot of land situate lying & being in Turley Town, in the County of Rockingham & state of Virginia and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stake on the Great Road, corner of a Garden thence N57 west 2 poles & 18 links to a stake thence North 32 East 1 pole & 18 links to a stake. Thence South 57 East 2 poles & 18 links to a stake Thence South 57 East 2 poles & 18 links to a stake. Thence South 32 West 1 pole & 18 links to the beginning. Together with all & singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining for the purposes aforesaid. To have and to hold the said lot with its appurtenances on & with the reservations & conditions aforesaid & for the purposes aforesaid unto the said Andrew Bare and Valentine Switzer, Elders as aforesaid and their successors as aforesaid to the use and behoof of the said Andrew Bare & Valentine Switzer Elders as aforesaid & their successors as aforesaid for the purposes aforesaid on the conditions and with the reservations aforesaid forever and they the said Samuel Cootes & Emily his wife for themselves their heirs executors & administrators doth covenant to & with the said Andrew Bare, & Valentine Switzer Elders as aforesaid & their successors as aforesaid the said lot with its appurtenances for the purposes aforesaid, and while used as aforesaid, upon the conditions & reservations aforesaid unto the said Andrew Bare & Valentine Switzer Elders as aforesaid & their successors as aforesaid, upon the conditions and with the reservations aforesaid against the claim or claims of them the said Samuel Cootes & Emily his wife and all other persons claiming by through or under them or either of them except on the conditions reservations or limitations herein before expressed & set forth, shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof, they the said Samuel Cootes & Emily his wife have hereunto set their hands & seals on the day & year first above written.

Samuel Cootes

Emily Cootes