Bullitt County History

Briscoe to Crist and Spears, 340 Acres

In 1788 Henry Crist and Solomon Spears obtained a 340 acre tract on the Long Lick Creek from Parmanus Briscoe. The deed and earlier survey are shown below, together with a transcription of the deed.

Grant Bk 13, pages 451-452
Edmund Randolph, Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of part of a land office treasury warrant number 22 issued the 15th day of October 1779 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Soloman Spears and Henry Crist, assignees of Parmanus Briscoe, a certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and forty acres by survey bearing date the 1st day of November 1785 lying and being in the County of Nelson on Long Lick Creek and on the south side thereof including the upper salt works on said creek and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at the two white oaks & black oak on the south bank of said creek, running thence South twenty five degrees West one hundred and ninety poles to a hickory and black oak on the side of the knob South sixty five degrees East three hundred poles to two sweet gums and a red oak North twenty five degrees East one hundred and sixty poles to two sugar trees North ten degrees West fifty poles to a mulberry, dogwood, and hickory on the south bank of Long Lick Creek, thence down the several courses of the same, and bearing there on to the Beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Solomon Spears and Henry Crist, and their heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Edmund Randolph Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the sixth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight and of the Commonwealth the twelfth.
Edmund Randolph

The image below rotates the survey drawing to more closely align it with actual directions, with north being approximately at the top of the image.


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