Bullitt County History

John Riley to John Collett - 781 Acres

On 4 Sep 1802, John Riley sold the northwest half of his 7031.25 acre patent to John Collett. This land lay on the waters of Briar and Knob Creeks in northwestern Bullitt County. He also sold this 781 acres of the patent to Collett on the same day, as shown on this drawing. Collett would later sell half of this 781 acre tract to Isaac, Elizabeth and Nicholas Smith.

Jefferson County Deed Book 6, Pages 272-273

This indenture may the fourth day of September 1802 between John Riley of the County of Shelby and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part, and John Collett of the County and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Riley, for and in consideration of the sum of $413 specie current money of Kentucky to him in hand paid at, and before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt, whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said John Collett, his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land situagte, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the waters of Knob Creek, it being part of a tract of 7031 1/4 acres granted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to the said John Riley by patent bearing date the 25th day of May 1799, and bounded as follows, to wit.

Beginning at two chestnuts and a white oak on the northeast side of a knob, thence N 45° W 625 poles to a stake in the patent line, thence N 45° E 200 poles to a stake, thence S 45° E 625 poles to a stake, thence S 45° W 200 poles to the beginning, containing the full quantity of 781 acres.

To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto the said John Collett, his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. And the said John Riley doth further covenant and agree to and with the said John Collett that he the said John Riley, his heirs, executors and administrators shall and will warrant and forever defend the said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto the said John Collett, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against all and every person or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same by, from, through or under his the said John Riley, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, but in no other manner or way whatsoever. In witness whereof the said John Riley hath hereunto set his hand and seal on the day and year first written. (signed) John Riley

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