Wednesday, February 24, 2010

David Jennings - "Fear Tax" - 17920421

David Jennings
Granted Tract of Land Called "Fear Tax"
On Redstone Creek, Fayette County, PA
21 Apr 1792


KNOW YE, That in Consideration of the sum of sixty pounds two shillings and two pence lawful money paid by David Jennings into the Receiver General's Office of this Commonwealth there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said David Jennings a certain tract of land called "Fear Tax", situate on the Waters of Redstone Creek in Fayette County.

BEGINNING at a white oak, thence by land of John Henthorn south twenty six degrees and a half west one hundred and twenty two perches and four tenths to a hoop oak, south eighty five degrees and a half west fifty eight perches and a six tenths to a post, south sixty three degrees East sixteen perches to a hoop oak south forty degrees west seventy perches and three tenths to a hoop oak; thence by the same and land of Adam Brown, north eighty degrees and a quarter west one hundred and seven perches and eight tenth to a dead spanish oak, thence by land of Edward Scott north twenty nine degrees and a half east two hundred and twenty eight perches and four tenths to a post and thence by vacant land south sixty seven degrees west one hundred and eight perches to the Beginning

CONTAINING three hundred and eight acres and a quarter and allowance of the six percent for roads etc., (which said tract was surveyed in pursuance of an application No. 3454 entered the 14th June 1769 by David Jennings for whom a warrant of acceptance issued the 17th April 1792) with the appurtenances;

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD The said Tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances unto the said David Jennings and his heirs to the use of him the said David Jennings his heirs and assigns forever;

FREE AND CLEAR of all Restrictions and Reservations as to Mines, Royalties, Quit-Rents or otherwise, excepting and reserving only the fifth part of all Gold and Silver Ore, for the use of this Commonwealth, to be delivered at the Pit's mouth, clear of all charge.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF Thomas Mifflin Governor of the said Commonwealth, hath hereto set his hand and caused the State Seal to be hereunto affixed the twenty first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two and of the Commonwealth the sixteenth.

A.I. Dallas-Secretary
Tho. Mifflin (SEAL)
Enrolled the 23'd April 1792

IN TESTIMONY that the within is a copy of a Patent as recorded in Patent Book F, Volume 18 page 417 remaining in the Department of Internal Affairs of Pennsylvania I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of said Department to be affixed, at Harrisburg, this twenty third day of March A.D. 1922

J.F. Wilkinson and R.O. Stuckenrath
James H. Craig
Deputy Secretary of
Internal Affairs



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