Bullitt County History

William Luce's 272 Acre Tract

On 10 Jun 1784, Isaac Cox surveyed 272 acres for Richard Morton that lay between the waters of Cox's Creek and Wilson's Creek, adjoining tracts claimed by John Deremiah, Martin Hawkins, Bryant Young and Samuel Pearman. Then on 17 May 1785, Morton assigned the survey over to William Luce who obtained a deed to the land on 20 Sep 1786. The tract drawing shown here has been slightly adjusted for orientation. The letter A marked its beginning corner.

Survey

Surveyed for Richard Morton 272 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue a part of a treasury warrant number 3379, lying on the waters of Cox's and Wilson's Creek and adjoining the land of John Deremiah, Martin Hawkins, Brian Young and Samuel Pearman. Beginning at Deremiah's northwest corner a hickory & maple running thence, North 25° West 200 poles to a white oak, North 65° West 180 poles two beeches, North 15° West 90 poles to an ash in Young's line, South 74° East 40 poles to an ash & white oak, North 16° East 103 poles to a forked white oak in Pearman's line, thence with the same East 98 poles to two dogwoods, thence South 15° East 80 poles to Hawkin's corner, thence with his line South 10° East 318 poles to a poplar and white oak, thence West 40 poles to the beginning. June 10th 1784. Isaac Cox, surveyor.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 8, pages 512-513
Patrick Henry 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 numbers 3379 and issued the 6th day of March 1780, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto William Luce assignee of Richard Morton a certain tract or parcel of land containing 272 acres by survey bearing date the 10th day of June 1784, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the waters of Cox's and Wilson's Creek adjoining the lands of John Deremiah, Martin Hawkins, Bryant Young and Samuel Pearman and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at Deremiah's northwest corner a hickory & maple running thence, North 25° West 200 poles to a white oak, North 65° West 180 poles two beeches, North 15° West 90 poles to an ash in Young's line, South 74° East 40 poles to an ash & white oak, North 16° East 103 poles to a forked white oak in Pearman's line, thence with the same East 98 poles to two dogwoods, thence South 15° East 80 poles to Hawkin's corner, thence with his line South 10° East 318 poles to a poplar and white oak, thence West 40 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Michael Horine and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Patrick Henry 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 20th day of September in the year of our Lord 1786, and of the Commonwealth the 11th. (signed) P. Henry


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