Jacob Spitler Land Grant

Northern Neck Grants Book P
Page 110
9 April, 1772

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 & in consideration of the composition to me paid & for the annual rent hereinafter reserved I have given granted & confirmed & by these presents for me my Heirs & assigns do givre grant & confirm unto Abraham Spitler of Frederick County son and heir at law of John Spitler deceased a certain tract of waste & ungranted land on the branches of Mill Run a branch of the South River of  Shannandoah in the said County Reserving unto Elizabeth Hayes late widow of the said John Spitler deceased One Third part of the said land for & during the term of her natural life & after her decease the whole to the said Abraham Spitler it being bounded according to a survey thereof made by George Hume as follows – Beginning at two pines in a line of another tract formerly belonging to the said John Spitler deceased & running thence No 70 degrees: Wt One Hundred & eighty poles to three pines, then No 20 degrees Et Two hundred poles to two pines a white oak & a hickory, then So 70 degrees Et thirty nine poles to a pine in Jacob Rodecap’s line, then with his line So 37 degrees Et one hundred & thirty four poles to his corner white oak in the old line of the aforesaid John Spitler deceased, then with his old lines So 53 degrees: Wt fourteen poles to two white oaks his corner & then So 4 degrees: Wt one hundred & twenty poles to the beginning containing one hundred and sixty 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 and to hold the said 166 acres of land together with all rights profits & benefits to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining except before excepted – To him the said Abraham Spitler his heirs & assigns forever – He the said Abraham Spitler 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 forever Fifty acres of land hereby granted & do proportionably for a greater or lesser quantity provided that if the said Abraham Spitler his heirs & assignes shall not pay the said reserved annual rent as aforesaid so that the same or any part thereof shall be behind & unpaid by the space of two whole years after the same shall become 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 agent 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 second day of April 1772

Abraham Spitler’s Deed for 166 acres of land in Frederick County

Signed: Fairfax

By Tho. Buy Martin