1775 Lease - George Reeves to Ambrose Legg
IntroductionFauquier County, Virginia
Deed Book 6, p154
22 May 1775
TranscriptThis Indenture made this 22d day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and seventy five Between George Reeves of the one part and Ambrose Legg of the other part Witnesseth that the said George Reeves for and in consideration of the rents and covenants herein after mentioned on the part of the said Ambrose Legg to be paid and performed hath Demised, granted, set & to farm letten and by these presents doth demise grant, set and to farl let. unto the said Ambrose Legg Seventy five acres of land with the appurtenances (except all mines minerals & gunies whatsoever) lying and being in the Parish of Hamilton in the County of Fauquier on the Waters Kettle Run and being bounded on the line of Robert Buchanan, and the line of Thomas Foster it being part of a tract of land which the said George Reeves purchased of the executors of Charles Carter Esqr deceased containing seventy five acres as aforesaid. To have and to hold the said land and premise except before excepted to the said Ambrose Legg for and during the natural life of the said Ambrose Legg Yielding and Paying therefore yearly and every year during the said Term to the said George Reeves his heirs & assigns three pounds current money the fines of which paiments is to become due on the twenty fifth day of December which shall be in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred seventy five and if it shall happen the said yearly rent of three pounds current money or any part thereof should be behind and unpaid by the space of thirty days after the day appointed for the paiment thereof and the same being lawfully demanded at the messuage of the said Amrose Legg by the said George Reeves or his assigns upon the demised premises and there shall not be goods and chattels of the said Ambrose Legg sufficient by distress to satisfy & pay the rent so in arear? that then it shall and in that case be lawful to and for the said George Reeves his heirs and assigns into and upon the said land premises to reenter and the same to have again retain and enjoy as of his or their former estate this Indneure or any their herein contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding and the said Ambrose Legg for himself his executors and administrators doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said George Reeves his heirs and assigns by these presents in the manner following that is to say that he the said Amrose Legg shall and will within three years after these presents plant upon some part of the demised premises three hundred good fruit Trees and one third part of them at least to be good apple trees and the same to Inclose with a good lawful fence and he doth agree likewise to keep the houses in good repair with all and singular the Messuages and fences which are to be built or at anytime during the said term shall be built upon the said Tenement and at the end of soon or determination of the term aforesaid will so yield up and leave to the said George Reeves his heirs or assigns and the said Ambrose Legg doth hereby promise and oblige himself not to work or cause to be worked the said premises with any other force than himself his wife and children and that the said Ambrose Legg shall not commit or suffer to be committed any waste upon the Demised premises by building of Cabbins nor without leave obtained sell or dispose of or suffer any Timber or Wood thereon to be disposed of otherwise than for the buildings and fences and the necessary uses of the plantation or plantations on the demised premises and the said Ambrose Legg doth further covenant and agree to and with the said George Reeves that if he the said Ambrose Legg shall at any time make a breach or failure of any part of the above covenants that then it shall and may be lawful for the said George Reeves his heirs and assigns to reenter the said land and premises and the same to enjoy again and retain as if this deed had never been made. In witness whereof the said Reeves and the said Ambrose Legg have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Saled & delivered }Geo Reeves LS
in presence of }Ambrose Legg LS
At a Court held for Fauquier County the 22d day of May 1775
This Indenture was acknowledged by the parties to be their act and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Teste Brook CCl