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Title Hugh Drysdale Document Set
Date 1723, June 13
Description 1 item-two leaf pamphlet with manuscript
People Drysdale, Hugh, 1670-1726
Search Terms United States History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Scope & Content Hugh Drysdale document set. 1 item-two leaf pamphlet with manuscript

The manuscript reads as follows:

"This Indenture made the thirteenth day of June in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven hundred twenty three between the Hon'ble Hugh Drysdale his Majesties' Lieutenant Governor & Commander in Chief of Virginia on the one part and Ralph Hubbard of the County of James City planter and Edward Travis of the same County Gent. Guardian and next friend to Elizabeth Chalice Orphan of Edward Chalice deed on the other part. Whereas the Treasurer and Company of Adventurer and Planters of the City of London for the first Colony of Virginia, by their Commifsion to Cap.t George Yardley Chief Governor of Virginia and to the Council of State there being or to be directed bearing the date the eighteenth day of November in the year One thousand seven hundred and eighteen did require the said Governor George Yardley and Council to cause to be Laid & Set out Three thousand Acres of Land the best & most convenient place of the Territory of [illegible] Virginia and near adjoining to the said [illegible] Governor of Virginia for the time being and his Succefsor and [illegible] by the name of the Governor [illegible, middle of the document is faded]
Now This Indenture Witnesfseth that the said Hugh Drysdale as well for & in consideration of the Rent herein after reserved as also for [illegible] other good and valuable Causes & Considerations him therunto moveing Hath [illegible] Granted and to farm Letter, and by these presents doth Demise Grant and to farm Letter to the said Ralph Hubbard His Exec. Admin. & Afsigns and to the said Edward Travis Guardian as aforesaid in Trust, and to & for the use & Behoof of the said Elizabeth Chalice Orphan aforesaid All that [illegible] Stable Tobacco house with the Appurtenances and also Two hundred & fifty acres of Land late in the pofsefsion of Christopher Smith [illegible] thereunto adjoining being part of the said three thousand Acres called the Governors Land scituate & being in the parish & County of Same [illegible] aforesaid To Have and to Hold the said Mefsuage Land and Tenements and other the premifses unto the siad Ralph Hubbard his Executors Admin. & Afsigns during the Minority of the said Orphan and therafter unto the said Edwar Travis in Trust and for the use of the said Orphan as aforesaid his Executor Admin. & Afsigns the or they refunding and reimbursing unto the said Ralph Hubbard his Exec. Admin & Afsigns all his reasonable Charges for buildings & Repairs upon the premifses from the feast of Christmafs last past unto the full End & Term of Twenty one years from thence next ensuing fully to be compleat & Ended yielding and paying yearly & Every year during the said Term hereby demised unto the said Hugh Drysdale and his Succefsor Governors of Virginia for the time being at the House of the Governor of Virginia in Williamsburgh, the yearly Rent of fifty bushels of Indian Corn, upon the feast day of the Nativity of our Lord Christ; the first paymetn to be made on the said feast day next ensuing the day of the date hereof. And if it shall happen the said yearly Rent or any part thereof shall be behing & unpaid by the space of sixty days next after the said day on which the same ought to have been paid as aforesaid being [illegible] fully demanded That then & from thenceforth it shall & maybe Lawful to & for the said Hugh Drysdale & his Succefsors Governors of Virginia for the time being into & upon the said demised premifses and every part thereof with the Appurtenances wholly to reentr and teh same to have again repofsefs & Enjoy as in his & their former Estate & Title Anything in these presents contained to the contrary thereof in any wise Notwithstanding. And the said Ralph Hubbard for himself and the said Edward Travis Guardian as aforesaid and each of them their Heir Executors Administrators & Afsigns & for every of them [illegible, faded] That the the said Ralph Hubbard, or he the said Edward Travis Guardian to the said Elizabeth Chalice, or she the said Elizabeth, their or some of their Executors Admin. or Afsigns, shall & will yearly and every year during the said Term hereby demised well & truly content and pay or cause to be Contented and paid unto the said Hugh Drysdale and his said Succefsors the said yearly Resnt to the day and at the place herein before appointed for the payment thereof without any [illegible] Charge or Abatement whatsoever according the true intent & Meaning of these presents. In Witnefs whereof the Parties their Hand and Seal interchangeably have set [illegible] the day & year first Abovewritten.

Sealed and Delivered in presence of

Chris Hilliard
Rich.d Prithard

Hugh Drysdale"

Hugh Drysdale (ca. 1670-1726), was lieutenant governor under the Earl of Orkney, the titular governor who never came to Virginia. Drysdale arrived in Virginia in September 1722 and ruled the colony until his death in July 1726. Robert Carter, then ranking member of the Council, succeeded him.

No engraving is included withthe manuscript.