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This Indenture made this 12th day of August in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and forty three. Between Benjamin Whitfield of the first part Willis Whitfield Trustee of the second part and Nancy Britt of the third part all of the County of Southampton and State of Virginia. Whereas James Britt is in insolvent circumstances and his wife the daughter of said Benjamin Whitfield is likely to suffer necessities of life and her Father being extremely anxious to secure to a Trustee for her sole Benefit some property.

Now this Indenture Witnesseth: That for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which said Benjamin Whitfield bears to his said daughter the Nancy the wife of James Britt as well as the further consideration of one dollar to him in hand paid by the said Willis Whitfield trustee before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged: the said Benjamin Whitfield has given granted sold and conveyed and by these presents doth give grant sell and convey unto him the said Willis Whitfield Trustee his heirs and assigns forever the following property (to wit) one feather Bed Bed slid and furniture one chest one looking glass and two trunks: To have and to hold the said property to him the said Willis Whitfield and his heirs forever: Upon trust Nevertheless for the following purposes that is to say that the said Willis Whitfield trustee shall hold the said property for the sale and separate use of Nancy Britt wife of James Britt and permit her to enjoy the same free from the claims and demands and control of said James Britt and to be in no way or manner subject to any debt or demand which the said James Britt now owes or which he may hereafter contract and at the death of said Nancy Britt: the said Willis Whitfield Trustee shall convey the said property to her children if any - but if she should die leaving no child or children the said Willis Whitfield Trustee shall convey the said property to the living children of said Benjamin Whitfield. In testimony whereof the said Benjamin Whitfield and Willis Whitfield have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Signed Sealed and delivered

In presence of } Benjamin Whitfield (SEAL)

Thos B. Worrell } Willis Whitfield (SEAL)

Setelpage Anderson }

John E. Beale }

Southampton County in the Clerks office the 16 day of October 1843.

This Deed of Gift from Benjamin Whitfield To Willis Whitfield Trustee for the benefit of Nancy Britt was acknowledged by said Benjamin Whitfield to be his act and deed and admitted to record.

Teste L R Edwards C C




Nancy Howell - Taylor Cemetery Parkers Ferry Rd. Como, NC