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And forasmuch as notice hath been published three Sundays successively in the several churches of the said parish of Drysdale, that application would be made to this present general assembly for an act to dock the intail of the said lands and slaves, in the county of Caro: line, and for settling the said other lands in lieu thereof, pursuant to your majesty's instructions,

II. May it therefore please your most excellent majesty, at the humble suit of the said John Page, that it may be enacted, And be it enacted, by the Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said two thousand six hundred and sixty acres of land, with the said several slaves thereon and thereto an. nexed, be, and the same are hereby vested in the said John Page, his heirs and assigns, forever, to his and their own proper use; and that the said three tracts of land, in the county of Gloucester, whereof the said John Page is seized in fee simple, together with the said tract of three hundred and thirty acres, when the same shall be conveyed to the said John Page, shall be, and the same are hereby vested in the said John Page, and the heirs male of his body, forever; and on failure of such heirs, the same shall pass and go to such person or persons, for such estate and interest, and under the like limitations and remainders, as the said lands in the county of Caroline would have remained, passed, and been subject to, according to the will of the said Robert Carter, if this act had uever been made.

III. Saving to the king's most excellent majesty, his heirs and successors, and to all and every other person and persons, bodies politic and corporate, their respective heirs and successors, other than the persons claiming under the will of the said Robert Carter, deceased, all such right, title, and interest, as they, every, or any of them, could or might claim if this act had never been made.

IV. Provided always, That the execution of this act shall be, and is hereby suspended, until his majesty's approbation thereof shall be obtained.

CHAPLXXIII.

An act to dock the intail of certain

lands whereof Robert Burwell, esquire, is seized in lail male, and for settling other lands of equal value in lieu thereof.

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1. WHEREAS Nathaniel Burwell, late of the countain lands ty of Gloucester, esquire, deceased, was, in his lifetime, whereof

seized in his demesne as of fee of and in three thousand Robert Bur four hundred acres of land, at Warrisqueak bay, in the well, esq.

is seized, dock- parish of Newport, and county of Isle of Wight, and ed

being so seized, made his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the twentieth day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty-one, whereby, among other things, he gave and devised the said lands, by the description of all his lands, tenements, and houses, on the south side of James river, in Virginia, unto his son Robert Burwell, and the heirs male of his body, lawfully begotten, forever; and for want of such issue to his son Carter Burwell, during his lise; and after his decease, unto the second, ihird, fourth, fifth, and sixth sons, successively, of hiin the said Carter Burwell, and the several male heirs of their bodies successively; and for default of such issue, to the first son of his said son Carter Burwell, and the issue male of his body forever; and for default of such issue, to the male heirs of the body of his son Lewis; and for default of such issue, to the female issue of the body of his said son Robert Burwell; and for default of auch issue, to his right heirs; as in the said last will, proved and recorded in the general court of this colony, more fully is contained: by virtue of which said devise, the said Robert Burwell entered into the premises, with the appurtenances, and is now thereof seized in tail male. And whereas the said Robert Burwell is desirous to dock the intail of the said lands, and being seized of a considerable tract of land, lying upon the branches of Bull run, in the county of Prince William, in fee simple, is willing to settle two thousand acres, part thereof, being of equal value, in lieu of the said Ísle of Wight lands, to the same uses, which will be more be

neficial to the heirs in revérsion; and notice having been published three Sundays successively, at the churches of the said parish of Newport, wherein the said intailed laşds lie, that application would be made to this general assembly for docking the intail thereof, pursuant to your majesty's instructions,

II. May it therefore please your most excellent majesty, at the humble suit of the said Bobert Burwell, that it may be enacted, wyd be it enacted, by the Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this présent Generat Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the said tract or parcel of land, with the appurtenances, containing three thousand four hundred acres, of thereabouts, at Warrisqueak bav; if the said county of Isle of Wight, so as aforesaid devised by the last will and icstament of the said Nathaniel Burwell, esquire, deccased, to the said Robert Burivell, in tail male, shall be, and are hereby vested in him the said Robert Burwell, iu tee siinple, to bim and his heirs and assigns forever; and that two thousand acres of land, with the appurtenances, part of the aforesaid ti'act, situate, lying, aud, being upon the branches of Bull run, in the county of Priuce William, to be lait off, adjoins ing to the lands of Nathaniel Burwell, son of the aforesaid Carter Burwell, by a line parallel to the dividing line between him and tile said Robert Burwell, as the same was laid ofi, and run by Henry Fitriugh, and Catesby Cocke, gentlemen; by order of the general court, and recorded in the secretary's ofict, iu lieu of the said three thousanul four hundred acres of land, be and are hereby vested in the said Robert Burwell, and the heirs male of his body; and upon failure of such issue, the same shall remain and descend to sneh persor: and persons in the same manner, and under the same limitations, and remainders guccessively, as the said tract, in Isle of Wighit would have remained and de scended, by virtue of the before recited last will and testament of the said Nathaniel Bursvells esquire, if this act had never been made.

NU. Saving to the king's most excellent majesty, his heirs ar-! successors, and to all and every other person and persons, bodies politic and corporate, arid their respective heirs and successors, other than the person or persons claining the said three thousand four hundred acres of land, or any part thereof, under the last will and testainent of the said Nathaniel Burwell; all sucks

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right, title, interest, claim, and demand, as they, every, or any of them, should or might have had or claimed if this act had never been made.

IV. Provided always, That the execution of this act shall be suspended until his majesty's approbation thereof shall be obtained.

CHAP. LXXIV.

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An act to dock the intail of certain

lands whereof Francis Eppes is seized, and for settling other lands in lieu thereof.

1. WHEREAS Francis Eppes, the elder, late of the intail of cer- county of Henrico, deceased, by his last will and testatain lands

ment, duly made and published, bearing date the se whereof

cond day of October, one thousand seven hundred and Francis Eppes 18 nineteen, amongst other things, devised to his son Franseized, cis Eppes, and to the male heir of his body lawfully docked.

begotten, and for want of such to the female heirs of his body lawfully begotten, one hundred and fifty acres of land, which the brick house stands on, and one half of his part of Martin's swamp, and all his land at Longfield,

to him and his heirs as aforesaid forever; which said Francis Eppes, the son, is since dead, and the lands aforesaid are now descended to Francis Eppes, the great grandson of the testator. And whereas it is represented to this present general assembly that it will be advantageous to the said Francis Eppes, the great grandson, and his posterity, to dock the intail of the said lands at Longfield, containing four hundred acres, in the county of Henrico, and to settle four hundred acres of land, whereof he is seized in fee simple, in the county of Chesterfield, adjoining to the one hundred and fifty acres, on which the brick house foresaid stands, being of greater value, to the same uses. And forasmuch as notice hath been published three Sundays successively, in the several churches in the parish of Henrico, where the said lands lie, that application would be made to this present general assembly to dock the

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intail of the said four hundred acres of land in Henri. co, and to settle four hundred acres of land in the county of Chesterfield, in lieu thereof, to the same uses, pursuant to your majesty's instructions,

II. May it therefore please your most excellent majesty, at the humble suit of the said Francis Eppes, that it may be enacted, And be it enacted, by the Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this act the said four hundred acres of land at Longfield, in the county of Henrico, be, and the same is hereby vested in the said Francis Eppes, bis heirs and assigns, to his and their own proper use and behoof forever; and that the said four hundred acres of land, in the county of Chesterfield, adjoining to the one hundred and fifty acres, on which the brick house stands, shall be, and the same is hereby vested in the said Francis Eppes, and the heirs of his body; and in default of such heirs shall descend, pass, and go, to such person or persons, and in like manner as the said lands in the county of Henrico would have descended and gone under the will of the said Francis Eppes, the elder, if this act had never been made.

III. Saving to the king's most excellent majesty, his beirs and successors, and to all and every other person or persons, bodies politic and corporate, other than the persons claiming under the will of the said Francis Eppes, the elder, all such right, title, interest, and estate, claim, and demand, as they, every, or any of them, could or might have claimed if this act had never been made.

IV. Provided always, That the execution of this act shall be, and the same is hereby suspended, until his Wajesty's approbation thereof shall be obtained.

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