Lord Fairfax to William Warden
Northern Neck Grants Book G, p. 534
Virginia State Land Office.
The Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron in that part of Great Britain called Scotland Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia to all to whom this Present Writing shall come sends Greeting Know Ye that for good causes for and in consideration of the Composition to me Paid and for the annual Rent hereafter Preserved I have given granted and confirmed and by these Presents for Me my Heirs and assigns do give grant and confirm unto William Warden of the county of Augusta a certain Tract of Waste and Ungranted Land in the said County and on the Lost River of Caccapehon and bounded as by a Survey thereof made by Mr. G. Washington as Followeth Beginning at two Hicorys and Elm on the east Side of the said River thence running across the Brown Loaf Mountain So. 70 W[?] Two hundred and Twelve Poles to a Spanish Oak chestnut Oak and Maple on the same Said of the River thence N. 20. W[?] Three hundred Poles to a chestnut Oak white oak and a Pine thence No. 70 E Two hundred and Twelve Poles thence So. 20 E Three hundred Poles to the Beginning Containing Four hundred Acres Together with all Rights Members and appurtances thereunto Belonging Royal Mines Excepted and a full third part of all Lead Copper Tinn Coals From Mines and Iron Ore that shall be found thereon To have and hold the said Four hundred Acres of land Together with all Right Profits and Benefits to the same belonging or in any Wise appertaining Except before Excepted To him the said William Warden his Heirs and Assigns Forever He the said William Warden his Heirs and Assigns therefore Yielding and paying to Me my Heirs or Assigns or to my certain attorney or attorneys Agent of Agents or to the certain attorney or attorneys of Heirs or Assigns Proprietors of the said Northern Neck Yearly and every Year on the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel the Fee Rent of one shelling Sterling Money for every Fifty Acres of Land hereby Granted and so proportionably for a greater or lessor Quantity Provided that if the said William Warden his Heirs or Assigns shall not pay the before reserved annual Rent so that the Land or any Part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the space of Two whole Years after the same shall become Due if Lawfully Demanded that then it may and shall be Lawfull for Me my Heirs or Assigns Proprietors as aforesaid my or their Attorney or attorneys Agent or Agents into the above Granted Premises to Reenter and hold the same so as if this Grant had never Pass'd Given at my office in the County of Fairfax within my said Proprietary and my hand and seal Dated this fourth Day of June in the twenty-fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c ADmi One Thousand Seven hundred and Fifty.
William Wardens Deed for 400 Acres of Land in Augusta County
Exploration, Settlement and Conflict (1600-1799)