James Brend had 977 acres surveyed by Benjamin Stansbury on 17 Apr 1781 that lay to the southwest of Peter Shepherd's 600 acre tract on south side of Salt River. It also adjoined the survey of James Honey on the east. He then signed the survey over to Thomas Brend. The plat drawing shown here is rotated for orientation purposes.
In 1799, Thomas Brend, a resident of Richmond, Virginia, sold this tract to John Hughes. The deed for this transaction is shown on another page.
Surveyed for James Brend 977 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of a treasury warrant lying on the lower side of Salt River beginning at a red oak about 1 1/2 miles below the Falls of said river, thence S 41 East 481 poles to two white oaks, thence N 69 East 235 poles to a post, thence with Honey's line N 30 West 346 poles to a beech and elm, a corner to Shepherd's land, then with Shepherd's line N 54 W 360 poles to three maples standing on the river bank at low water mark, thence down the river S 9 East 36 poles, S 30 West 44 poles, N 80 West 79 poles, S 40 West 21 poles, & S 17 East 166 poles to the beginning. April 17th 1781. Var. 3 degrees East. (signed) Benjamin Stansbury, Assistant Surveyor
Virginia Grant Book 1, pp 555-6
Benjamin Harrison Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that in consideration of the sum of three hundred and ninety five pounds eight shilling paid by Thomas Brend into the treasury of this Commonwealth there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Thomas Brend, assignee of James Brend, a certain tract or parcel of land containing nine hundred and seventy seven acres, surveyed the 17th day of April 1781 on a treasury warrant No 2781 and issued the 19th day of February 1780, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the lower side of Salt River and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a red oak about one and a half miles below the falls of said river, thence South forty one degrees East four hundred and eighty one poles to two white oaks, thence North sixty nine degrees East two hundred and thirty five poles to a post, thence with Honey's line North thirty degrees West three hundred and forty six poles to a beech and elm, a corner to Shepherd's land, thence with Shepherd's line North fifty four degrees West three hundred and sixty poles to three maples standing on the river bank at low water mark, thence down the river South nine degrees East thirty six poles, South thirty degrees West forty four poles, North eighty degrees West seventy nine poles, South forty degrees West twenty one poles, and South seventeen degrees East one hundred and sixty 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 Thomas Brend and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Benjamin Harrison, 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 first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two and of the Commonwealth the sixth. (signed) Benjamin Harrison
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