Foundations of Colonial America: A Documentary History - Vol. 3

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PUBLIC AND PRIVATE RECORDS OF LAND DISTRIBUTION
DEEDS, GRANTS, PATENTS

Virginia

Mortgage
March 7
, 1624/25

(H. R. McIlwaine, ed. Minutes of the Council and General Court of Colonial Virginia, pp. 48-49.)

Articles covenanted, concluded, and agreed upon the xxiii day of February, 1623, between Captain Rawley Croshow, of Virginia, of the one party, and Lieutenant John Shipward, of Newports News in Virginia, of the other part.

Inprimis, the said Lieutenant John Shipward, being principal agent and overseer for Mr. Daniel Gookine of his plantation here in Virginia, that whereas the said Daniel Gookine is and does stand indebted unto the said Captain Rawley Croshow in the sum or quantity of 46 bushels and a half of good Indian corn shelled.

The said John Shipward, by these presents, does covenant, conclude, promise, grant, and agree, before his departure into England, to deliver into the hands, custody, and possession of the said Rawley Croshow, his executors or assigns, in pawn and mortgage of the said 46 bushels and a half of corn, three good milch kine out of the stock of kine belonging to the said Mr. Daniel Gookine at his plantation at Newports News, such as the said Captain Croshow or his assigns shall choose and accept of.

Provided always, and so it is convenanted, concluded, and fully agreed by and between the said parties, that if the said Daniel Gookine, his executors or assigns, shall and do well and truly content, satisfy, and pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Captain Rawley Croshow, his executors or assigns, the said sum or quantity of 46 bushels and a half of corn, good, clean, and shelled, in or upon the second day of February, which shall be in the year of our Lord God 1624, at or in the now dwelling house of the said Captain Rawley Croshow in Virginia, without fraud, coven, or collusion, then the said Captain Rawley Croshow, his executors and assigns, shall redeliver back the said three kine or three other as good in their place, otherwise the said three kine to be full bought and sold, and the said Captain Rawley Croshow, his executors and assigns, freely to possess and enjoy them as his and their proper goods forever. In witness

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Foundations of Golonial America *
  • Preface v
  • Foundations of Colonial America *
  • Contents xi
  • Colonial Charters *
  • The Structure and Function of Government *
  • The Regulation of the Status and Activities of Individuals *
  • Taxation *
  • Regulation of Economic Activity *
  • Ecclesiastical Affairs *
  • Acts of Parliament and Royal Pr Oclama Tions *
  • Local Government *
  • Land Acquisition *
  • Laws Affecting Property Ownership *
  • Public and Private Records of Land Distribution Deeds, Grants, Patents *
  • Public and Private Records of Land Distribution: Wills and Estates *
  • Glossary *
  • Table of Regnal Years *
  • Bibliography *
  • Index *
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