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Lease: Thomas Ludwell Lee To Peter Carter
Executed 16 April 1770, Recorded 14 August 1770 in
Loudoun Co., Vs., Deed Book G, p. 296

Note:  Thomas Ludwell Lee is a descendent of Robert "King" Carter

This indenture made the sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy between Thomas Ludwell Lee of the one part and Peter Carter of the other part WITNESSETH that the said Thomas Ludwell Lee for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by the said Peter carter the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and of the rents and covenants herein after mentioned to be paid and performed by the said Peter Carter the said Thomas Ludwell Lee hath demised granted and to farm letten and by these presents doth demise grant and to farm let unto the said Peter Carter all that messuage or tenement lying in the County of Lowdown and containing three hundred and eight acres during his natural life and the life of Morris Veal Carter his youngest son and the life of Milley Carter his youngest daughter whereof the said Thomas Ludwell Lee is now seized as tenant in tail and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at a white oak and hickory in the line of Capt. William Pllzey thence with said ~llzeys line H 36 W 96 poles to a black and white oak in said Hllzeym line thence N 20 F 290 poles to a black oak, thence .9 70 F 160 poles to a black and white oak, thence S 10 W 320 poles to a small white oak thence N 70 E AS poles to the beginning containing three hundred and eight acres and no more together with al 1 houses bui ldinga fences yards gardens orchard.s woods underwoods trees ways waters watercourses swamps marshes meadows low grounds profits commodities hereditamenta and appurtenances whatsoever, to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for end during the term hereafter mentioned

signed by                           Thos. Lud. Lee (L 5)                      Peter Carter (L 5)

Sealed and delivered in the presence of Thos. Lewis, James Jennings, William Veale

VAN'S note: In the late Twentieth Century, this land is located near the intersection of Virginia Routes 7 and 28 in eastern Loudoun Co., a mile or so from the Potomac River. Thomas Ludwell Lee’s home, Belmont, is nearby, a landmark certified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and visited from time to time by tour groups from the Smithsonian Institution. There is a cemetery on the property with a number of unmarked graves. Of those with legible stones or otherwise identified, there is none associated with the Carter, Jenkins, Veale, or Whaley families.

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