1701 Purchase of 200 acres in Richmond County

Land – 1701 Purchase of 200 acres in Richmond County

Samuel Dishman purchased 200 acres in Richmond County from Robert Pecke for 3,500 pounds of “good sound tobacco in caske” and twenty shillings Sterling.

Analysis

This deed contains several items of genealogical interest:

  • Samuel’s name is spelled Duchemine, another phonetic spelling of the French name Duchemin.
  • The land is located in the part of Richmond County that became part of King George County in 1721, and is very close to the land Samuel Dishman already owned in Westmoreland County (King George County after 1788).

Original Document

The original document is available in the Richmond County Courthouse at Warsaw, Virginia.

Transcription

Richmond County, Deed Book No. 3, 1697 – 1704, pp. 150-153, 1 Oct 1701.

Deed of Sale

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall come Greeting Now Know Yee that I Robert Pecke of the County of Richmond in the Colony of Virginia Planter for diverse good Causes and Considerations inc thereunto moveing and more Especially for and in Consideration of the full and just sume of three thousand five hundred pounds of good sound tobacco in Cashe and twenty shillings money Sterling in hand paid me the said Robert Pecke by Samuel Duchemine of the County of Westmoreland in the Colony aforesaid. The receipt thereof and every part I do acknowledge to have received and there[…] fully consented satisfied and paid have Bargained aliened sold and do by these presents for the consideration aforesaid for me and my heirs bargaine aliene enfeesse confirme and sell unto Samuel Duchemine his heirs or Assigns two hundred acres of land being part of a tract of Land to me belonging situated lying and being in the County of Richmond Beginning at a marked white oake neare the mouth of a branch which runns into the Doog Swamp (the branch and white oake being on the east side of the Doog Swamp) runing Northerly along the Doog Swamp to the next branch – Easterly along that branch and likewise Easterly along the branch from the White oake Corner tree being a ridge of Land Lying betwixt the Doog Swamp and the plantation of John Thomas. To have and to Hold the said two hundred acres of Land to him the said Samuel Duchemine his heirs or assigns forever with all profitts priviledges commodities hereditaments and appurtenances in any wise belonging or apportameing to ye said Land in as large and ample manner to All intents and purposes as is usually granted by patents in this his Majesties Collony of Virginia to be hold occupied possest & enjoyed by him the said Samuel Duchemine his heirs executors & assigns forever more yielding and paying the Quitt rents yearely and every yeare to whome due or Lawfully Impowered to Gather ye same and furthermore I the said Robert Pecke do by these presents for me my heirs executors administrators or assigns do hereby Warrant the Sale of the said two hundred acres of land unto him the said Samuel Duchemine his heirs executors administrators or assigns forever and that he ye said Samuel Duchemine his heirs executors May and Shall from time to time and at all times hereafter have hold occupy possess and enjoy the said two hundred acres of Land and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtances thereunto belonging or in any wise apportaineing without the trouble molestation disturbance eviction or expulsion of me the said Robert Peck my heirs executors administrators or assigns or any of them their heirs etc or any other person or persons whatsoever Legally clayming the same or any part or parcel thereof and furthermore I the said Robert Peck do for my self my heirs ye covenant promise and grant to and with the said Samuel Duchemine his heirs or assigns by these presents that I the said Robert Peck my heirs etc shall and will at the Special instance or request of him the said Samuel Duchemine his heirs etc make seale and deliver unto the said Samuel Duchemine his heirs or assigns any other act or acts deed or deeds conveyance or conveyances whatsoever for the better conveying settleing and securing of the said two hundred acres of land unto the said Samuel Duchemine his heirs or assigns forever or any way or meanes whatsoever that shall be by them or any of them or any of their Learned Counsell in the Law shall be devised ordered or required and also that the said Robert Peck shall at the request of the said Samuel Duchemine acknowledge This his act and deed in the County Court of Richmond aforesaid In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this first day of October one thousand seven hundred and one 1701.

his RP mark

Robert Peck

Sealed and delivered in

presence of us –

Charles Spee

Joshua Davis

Robt. Paine

Bond from Robert Peck

Know all men by these presents that I Robert Peck of Saint Mary’s Parish in Richmond County in the Dominion of Virginia do owe and acknowledge my selfe to stand justly indebted unto Samuel Duchemein of Washington Parish in Westmoreland County in the Dominion of Virginia aforesaid his heirs executors administrators or assigns seven thousand five hundred pounds of very well conditioned tobacco in Caske to be paid convenient in Washington Parish aforesaid on demand and for the true performance hereof I and my self my heirs executors administrators and in Consideration hereof I have hereunto put my hand and fixed my seale this first day of October 1701.

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above said Samuel Duchamine his heirs and assigns forever shall peaceably and quietly hold and enjoy and inheritt a good cleare fee simple in and of two hundred acres of land purchased of the aforesaid Robert Pecke as by conveyance or Deed of Sale of the said Land bearing date with this bond and that ye said Land is free and cleare from all morgages leases sales and incumbrances whatsoever then this obligation to be void and of no effect or also to remaine and stand in full force power strength and virtue.

his mark

Robert RP Peck

Signed sealed and delivered

in presence of us ––

Joshua Davis

Richard Tankersley

Power of Attorney for Robert Peck

Richmond County

I the subscriber do hereby Authorize and Impower Mr. Nathaniell Pope my Attorney to Acknowledge a Deed of Sale or Conveyance for two hundred acres of Land bearing date the first of October one thousand seven hundred and one unto Samuel Duchamine of Washington Parish in Westmoreland County and bond for seven thousand five hundred pounds of tobacco and this shall be the sufficient warrant for so doing in confirmation hereof I have hereunto put my hand and fixed my seale this 4th day of November 1701.

Robert RP Peck

his mark

Signed sealed and delivered

in presence of us ––

Joshua Davis

his mark

William X ____

Power of Attorney for Samuel Duchemine

Richmond County

I Samuel Duchamine of Washington Parish in Westmoreland County do hereby authorize and Impower Joshua Davis my true and Lawfull attorney in my place and stead to receive the acknowledgement of two hundred acres of Land from Robert Peck or Lawfull Attorney and this shall be his sufficient warrant for and doeing as witness my hand and seal this 1 day of November first day of November 1701.

 

S. Duchemein

 

Signed sealed and delivered

in presence of us ––

 

Richard Tankersley

Charles Tankersley

Transcribed by W. Keith Dishman on 2 Aug 2003.

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