Deed - Peter Copland to Robert Stockton
Henry County, Virginia
Deed Book 2, pg. 95
10 Nov 1780
TranscriptionTHE COMMONWEALTH of Virginia &c To Abraham Penn John Dillard & george Waller Esqrs or any two of them Justices of the Peace of Henry County Greeting Whereas Peter Copland by his Certain Indenture of Feoffment hath Conveyed unto Robert Stockson (sic) of the County of Henry one Certain Tract or Parcel of land lying and being in the said County of Henry Containing by Estimation One Thousand Acres more or less and Whereas Elizabeth the wife of the said Peter Copland cannot Conveniently Travel to and from our said Court of Henry Know ye that we trusting to your faithfull and Providential Circumspection in Examining Elizabeth the wife of the sd. Peter Copland from and apart from her said Husband whether she does freely and Voluntarily without the Persuasions or Threats of her said Husband Relinquish her rights of Dower in and to the sai Land and Premises Conveyed by her said Husband in the said Indenture & when you have done it that y ou Certify to our Justices of our said County Court of Henry under your hands & Seals distinctly and plainly you send Together with this Writ Witness John Cox Clerk of our said County Court at the Courthouse the 10th Day of November and the 4th Year of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Henry County Sc
By Virtue of the above Dedimus to directed we have Examined Elizabeth the wife of Peter Copland apart from her said Husband touching her relinquishment of Dower in and to the above mentioned One Thousand Acres of Land Conveyed by her said Husband to the above named Robert Stockson (sic) we do hereby Certify that the said Elizabeth apart from her said Husband did freely and Voluntarily without the Persuasions or Threats of her said Husband Relinquish her Right of Dower in and to the sd. Land and Premises Conveyed by her said Husband in the said Indenture, unto the said Robert Stockton given under our hands & seals this 20th Day of April 1780
Geo Waller L S
John Dillard L S
At a Court held for Henry County on the 275h day of July 1780.
The within Dedimus was returned & Ordered to be Recorded By the Court.
Test John Cox C. H. C.