The Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron in that part of Great Britain called Scotland Properietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia To all to whom this present Writing shall come sends Greeting. Know ye that for good causes for & in Consideration of the composition to me paid & for the annual rent therin after reserved I have given granted & confirmed & by these presents for me my heirs and assigns do gie grant & confirm unto William Anderson of Hampshire County a certain tract of waste & ungranted land on Crooked River a Drain of Little Cacapehon on both sides of the Waggon Road from Winchester to Romney & in the said County bounded as be a servey thereof made by Elias Poston for Moses Ashbrook who assigned the same to the said William Anderson. Beginning at a large Black Oak Corner to Lee's Land & running thence with his line So 27 W Two hundred & forty Poles to a White Oak on the So Side of a Ridge, Lee's Corner, Thence with his Line again across Gibbon's Run, So 60° Et Thirty six Poles to a White Oak & a Spanish Oak standing by Gibbin's Run & So thereof in Lee's Line, Thence leaving it So 23° Wt Sixty six Poles to 2 Chestnut oaks on the No Side of a small Ridge, Thence across Gibbin's Run No 56 Wt One hundred & thirty Poles to a large Pine on the top of a Ridge, Thence No 23° Et four hundred & thirty poles crossing the aforesaid road to 2 Chesnut Oaks on the top of a small Ridge, Thence So 61° Et one hundred & fifteen poles across Crooked Run to 2 Pines standing in Watson's Line on the No side of a hill, Thence with Watson's Line So 24° Et One hundred & forty Poles to a Pine standing in Lee's Line & Thence to the Beginning containing Four Hundred & twelve Acres Together with all Rights Members & Appurtenances thereunto belonging Royal Mines excepted and a full third part of all Lead Copper Tin Coals Iron Mine & Iron Ore that shall be found thereon. To have & to hold the siad 412 acres of land together with all Rights Profits & Benefits to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining except before excepted, To hime the said Willaim Anderson his heirs & assigns forever, He the said William Anderson his heirs & assigns therefore yielding & paying to me my heirs or assigns or to my certain attorney or attornies agent or agents or to the certain attorney or attornies of my heirs or assigns proprietors of the said Northern Neck yearly & every year on the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel the Fee Rent of one shilling sterling money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted & so proportionably for a greater or lesser quantity. Provided that if the said William Anderson his heirs & assigns shall not pay the said reserved annual rent as aforesid so that the same or any part thereof shall be behind & unpaid by the space of two whole years after the same shall be come due If legally demanded that then it shall & may be lawful for me my heirs or assigns proprietors as aforesaid my or their certain attorney or attornies agents or agents into the above granted premises to reenter & hold the same so as if this grant had never passed. Given at my office in Frederick County under my hand & seal Dated the Tenth day of July 1777.
Wm Anderson's deed for 412
Acres in Hampshire County