Deed Amelia Co, VA 1753 Susannah Lewelling and son Jesse

Diane Langston - Jan 8, 2009

I made this transcription as best I could from a photocopy I made of the original in the Amelia County, VA courthouse. Let me know if you want a photocopy of the original.
Diane Langston

Amelia County Deed Book 4, page 549:
This indenture made this County fourth day of May in Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty three between William Craddock of the County of Amelia of the one part and Susannah Lewelling and Jesse Lewelling her Son of the same County of the other part Witnesseth that the said William Craddock for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Susannah Lewelling and Jesse Lewelling her Son __ receipt whereof he the said William Craddock doth hereby acknowledge have granted bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by those presents do grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Susannah Lewelling for and during her life or widowhood and after her death or marriage to her son Jesse Lewelling and to his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Amelia containing seventy acres be the same more or less and is all the land that lies on the South side of a small branch that makes out of a Great Branch of Sandy River and is part of a tract of two hundred and eighteen acres of land granted to the said William Craddock by patent bearing late the tenth day of October one thousand seven hundred and fifty two and all the estate   rite title intrust was ___ property claim and demand of him the said William Craddock on in and to the said land and promises and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders hereofwith there and every of there appurtenance unto the said Jesse Lewelling and his heirs assigns forever after the death or marriage of his mother Susannah Lewelling to the only proper use and ___ of him the said Jesse Lewelling his heirs assigns forever and the said William Craddock for himself his heirs executors and administrators do covenant grant and agree to and with the said Susannah and Jesse Lewelling her Son his heirs and assign in manner and form following that is to say that Mr. William Craddock now is and ___ ___ and ritefully seized of the aforesaid land and promises with the appurtenances and hath good ritefull power and absolute authority to grant and convey the same to the said Susannah and Jesse Lewelling and to his heirs and assigns forever and that it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said Jesse Lewelling his heirs and assigns and every of them from time to time and at all times forever hereafter. After the death or marriage of his Mother Susannah Lewelling to have __ __ occupy possess and enjoy all and singular the above mentioned land and promises with there and every of her appurtenances free and clear of and from all encumbrances. Whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever by those present defend & witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
     William Craddock
Signed sealed and delivered
in presents of

Memorandum that __ and __ of the within granted land and promises was made by the within named William Craddock to the within named Susannah and Jesse Lewelling according to the form and effect of the within deed.
     William Craddock

Received May 24th 1753 of Susannah and Jesse Lewelling the __ money mentioned in the within Deed.                                                           William Craddock

At Court held for Amelia County the 24th day of May 1753 William Craddock __ into ___ and presented and acknowledged this his Deed for land and livery and __ and receipt endorsed __ to Susanna and Jessee Lewelling which is ordered to be recorded.
       Samuel Cobbs, Clerk

Billie Harris - Jan 8, 2009

This is the one that I've wondered if Susanna was the wife of Richard or of Thomas who are showing in Wills And Administrations for 1752.

Am I understanding that in reading this document that if anything happens to Susanna and Jesse that it goes to Jesse's heirs?   If so, that would tend to indicate there were no other children since it doesn't go to Susanna's heirs and ony his, wouldn't it?  

Dianne, when William Craddock signed the first Deed, it's in the presence of   --- the names are blank.   Is that information on the document by any chance?   As I mentioned before, often those who witnessed these transactions were related to the people involved so it might be a clue for us.

Diane Langston - Jan 9, 2009

Billie - There are no names listed as witnesses on the deed. I wondered about this, but I was looking at the photocopy of the actual page from the deed book and it was left blank.