Virginia Land Grants: A Study of Conveyancing in Relation to Colonial Politics
This is a study of land grants from 1624 to the American Revolution to see if an economic explanation could be found for local resistance to and later acceptance of the proprietors of the Northern Neck.
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Page 40 - Successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knights Service.
Page 74 - And if the said yearly Rent of Thirty Pounds and the said Nomine poene of five pounds shall be behind and unpaid by the space of nine Months next after either of the...
Page 57 - And Whereas, We are desirous, upon all occasions, to testify our Royal Sense and Approbation of the Conduct and bravery of the Officers and Soldiers of our Armies, and to reward the same...
Page 70 - May in the first year of the reign of our sovereign lord James the second, by the Grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, Anno Domini 1685.
Page 50 - Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia, we have given, granted and confirmed, and by these presents for us, our heirs and successors do give, grant and confirm unto...
Page 72 - Keller his heirs and assigns. To the only proper use and behoof of the said David H. Keller his heirs and Assigns Forever And the said William H.
Page 71 - Haisten for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid, at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold and conveyed and do by these presents, grant, bargain, sell and convey...
Page 58 - CHARLES the Second by the Grace of God King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c.