Cornwell to Blake-VA-1816 - Deed

Slave name Selah

Know all men by these presents that I Ann CORNWELL of the County of Fauquier and the State of Virginia have bargained and sold & do by these presente bargain sell & make over unto my Grand son George BLAKE of Bath County and State of Kentucky, one Negro woman (Named SELAH) now in the possession of William Richards of Bath County & State if Kentucky which s'd Negro woman SELAH I hereby warrant & will forever defend unto the said George Blake his heirs etc for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to me in hand paid. The receipt where of is hereby acknowledged, & further warrant and defend said Negro woman unto the said Blake from & against the Claim of all and every person or persons whatsoever that may here of attempt to claim through me my heirs etc As witness my hand and seal this 14th day of November 1816

Joshua Lingleton
Thomas Squirs
Ann (her X mark) Cornwell seal
Peyton B. Cornwell
John (his X mark) Cornwell

Fauquier County towit

This day Thomas Squires one of the Witnesses to the within Bill of Sale personally appeared in the Clerks office of the said County Court before me John A W Smith a deputy Clerk of said Court duly qualified and made Oath that the within named Ann Cornwell acknowledged the same. His presence to be her act and for the purposes herein mentioned and thereupon the same was admitted to Record.


In Testimony whereof I have hereunto act my hand and affixed the seal of the said County this 18th day of November 1816 in the 41st year of the Commonwealth

Jno AW Smith
A deputy Clk of the County

I Edward Digges S__ presiding justice of the County Court of Fauquier in the Commonwelth of Virginia do hereby Certify that the foregoing Certificate of John AW Smith a deputy Clerk of said Countycourt is in dure form. Given under my hand this 18th day of November 1816 in the 41st year of the Commonwealth

Edward Digges Sr

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