from the heirs of
William Howell
Joseph Phips


Location: Grayson Co. VA

Date: 5th January 1828

[Note: transcribed as written, Phips and Phipps are apparently equivalent]

This Indenture made this fifth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and twenty Eight and in the 52nd year of the Commonwealth Between Andrew Howell and William Richardson Joseph Phipps [note, it is clear from the reading of the deed that this name should be Isaih Phipps, not Joseph, who is actually the party of the second part] and John Phipps and the heirs of William Howell Decd. of Grayson County and State of Virginia of the one part, and Joseph Phips of the County and State of foresaid of the Other part. Witnesseth That in Consideration of the sum of three hundred and ten Dollars to them in hand paid by the said Joseph Phipps at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have bargained and sold and by these presents do and each of them doth bargain and Sell unto the said Joseph Phips and his heirs or assigns a certain tract of land containing one hundred and thirty acres more or less part of the tract Surveyed for William Howell Sr. [?, possibly Jr.] lying ^[round][word "round" was inserted] fox Creek Meeting house and bounded as followeth To wit, Beginning near the grave yard on a white Oak running to the fence then straight with the fence to the top of the ridge to a white oak then along the ridge to a white oak then along the line that was Marked for Andrew Howell to the forks of a branch then up the right hand fork to the top of the ridge and across the ridge to the head of a branch then down the branch to the old Orriginal line then along the Old line to a poplar then along the said line to the Beginning to have and to hold the said tract of land with its tenements hereditaments [?] and all and Singular Other the premises herein before mentioned or intended to be bargained and Sold with every part parsel thereof and appertenants thereunto the said Joseph Phipps his heirs and assigns forever and the said Andrew Howell William Richardson Isaih Phips John Phips for themselves and their heirs the said Andrew Howell William Richardson Isaih Phips John Phips with all and Singular the premises appertenances there unto belonging unto the said Joseph Phips his heirs and assigns free from the Claim or Claims of them the said Andrew Howell William Richardson Isaih Phips Johm Phips or either of them their or either of theirs and all and every person or persons whatsoever shall will and do warrant and forever defend by these presents whereof the said Andrew Howell William Richardson Isaih Phips and John Phips have hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and year first above Written.

Signed Sealed and Delivered

In presence of us

Andrew Howell


William Richardson

Joseph Fields

Iaiah [should be Isaiah, his mark +]

Thomas [his mark +] Hash

John Phips

Joseph Fields


Grayson July Court 1828

This Deed from Howells heirs to Joseph Phipps was proven by Thomas Hash a subscribing Witness. August 17th 1829 fully proven by Joseph Fields Sn. And Joseph Fields Jr. and Admitted to Records.

Wst. [?] M. [? or W] Dickerson C.C.


Transcribed by Andrew Graham, [email protected] from a photocopy of the original from the Grayson County Courthouse. Date 11/11/01.

Submitted by Andrew Graham [25Dec01]




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