Michael Porucker Deed

Northern Neck Grants Q

1775 – 78, p. 160

The Right Honorable 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 therein after so served. I have given granted & confirmed & by these presents for me my heirs & assigns do give grant & confirm unto Daniel Porucker of Dunmore County a certain tract of waste & ungranted land on both sides of the Great Hawksbill in the said county, bounded as by a survey thereof made by Richard Rigg. Beginning at 2 white oaks & a Spanish oak on the south side of the Hawksbill corner to Michael Comer & Michael Porucker, then with Comer’s lines No. 35° : E’: one hundred poles to a pine & a red oak, then west thirty eight poles to a larger white oak at the place where the corner pine should have stood, then No. 38° : W’ one hundred & eight jpoles to 3 pines & 2 Hiccories in Michael Comer’s ald supposed to be at or very near a corner of his 155 acres tract & said to be a corner to his 195 acres tract, then with a line of the same to So. 2° : E’: one hundred & sixty poles to 2 pines corner thereto, then leaving it So. 32° :E’ one hundred & twenty six poles to 2 Chestnut oaks & a red oak on the No:side of the Piney Mountain then So: 60° :E’: one hundred & fifty five poles to 2 red oaks & a white oak sapling in John Crum’s line, then with his line No:29° : E’: Ninety two poles & cross’d the Great Hawksbill & the course continues fifty eight poles to a Chestnut a red oak & a black oak Crum’s corner in Porucker’s line, then along it crossing the Hawksbill No. 78° : W’ two hundred & thirty two poles to the beginning containing two hundred and six 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 206 acres of land together with all rights profits & benefits to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining except before excepted, to him the said Daniel Porucker his heirs & assigns forever, he the said Daniel Porucker his heirs & assigns therefore yielding & paying to me my heirs or assigns or to my certain attorney or attorneys agent or agents or to the certain attorney or attornies of my heirs or assigns proprietor’s 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 Daniel Porucker his heirs & assigns 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 of 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 and seal. Dated the first day of July 1777.

Fairfax

Danl Porucker’s Deed for 206 acres in Dunmore County

Th.B Martin