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the said creek at his own expence: Be it therefore enact. ed, by the Licutenant-Governor, Council and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enact. ed, by the authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful for the said William Rand, his heirs or assigns, to erect, support, and maintain a good and sufficient bridge over the said creek, at the place aforesaid, at his own expence; and as soon as the same shall be compleatly finished, fit for travellers to pass over in carriages, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said William Rand, his heirs and assigns, to demand, take, and receive, of and from all persons p:-ssing over the said bridge with horscs, wheel carriages and cattle, the following rates, to wit: For a man and horse four pence: For every wheel carriage two pence per wheel: For every head of nett cattle two pence: For every head of sheep or hogs one penny; and that no person shall have liberty to pass over the said bridge with wheel carriages, horses, or cattle until they shall first pay and satisfy the said William Rand, his heirs and assigns, the toll herein before mentioned.

II. Provided always, That no person who is desirous to pass over the said bridge on foot, without horses or other cattle, shall be obliged to pay the said toll or any part thereof, but all such foot persons are hereby declared to have liberty to pass over the said bridge free.

CHAP. XXIX.

An Act to impower Armistead Churchill,

gentleman, to sell and dispose of certain intailed Lands,

1. WHEREAS William Churchill, late of the pa Alexander

Churchill aurish of Christ Church, in the county of Middlesex,

thorised to gentleman, deceased, was in his lifetime, and at the sell certain time of his death, seised in fee-simple of and in two intailed thousand two hundred and eighty acres of land, with lands. the appurtenances, lying and being in the parish of Lunenburg, in the county of Richmond, and being so thereof seised did make his last will and testament, in

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of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ten, and thereby devised the same to his son Armistead, by the description of all his land in Virginia, and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten; but in case he should die without heirs then he gave all his lands in Richmond county to his daughter Elizabeth Churchill, and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten, and in case she should die without heirs of her body lawfully begotten, then he gave the said lands to Priscilla Churchill and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten), as by the same proved and recorded in the county court of Middlesex may appear; and some time after making the said will the said William Churchill died, whereby the said Armistead became seised of the said two thousand two hundred and eighty acres of land in tail, under the limitations and restrictions in the will of the said William Churchill mentioned, and hath issue William Churchill his eldest son and heir at law, who is of full age, and hath (together with Elizabeth Dawson, who is the Elizabeth Churchill, and Priscilla Lewis, who is the Priscilla Churchill, mentioned in the will of the said William Churchill, deceased) consented to the passing of this act.

II. And whereas the said Armistead Churchill hath settled on the said William Churchill, his heir at law, on his marriage, other lands of greater value than the said two thousand two hundred and eighty acres in Richmond, and is not seised of any lands in fee-simple, or which he can sell in order to make a provision for his younger children (of which he hath a great number) and it will render the remaining part of the lands so as aforesaid devised to him by the will of the said William Churchill entirely useless to his heir at law and his posterity after his death if he was to make a provision for his younger children out of his slaves and personal estate.

III. And whereas notice has been published three Sundays successively, in the churches in the said parish of Lunenburg, that application would be made to this general assembly for leave to sell and dispose of the said two thousand two hundred and eighty acres of Jand, pursuant to your majesty's instructions.

IV. May it therefore please your most excellent majesty, at the humble suit of the said Armistead Churchill, that it may be enacted, And be it enacted,

by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacied, by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this act it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Armistead Churchill, and in case of his death his executors and administrators, and he and they are hereby severally impowered to sell to any person or persons who shall be willing to purchase the said two thousand two hundred and eighty acres of land, and to make and execute all deeds and conveyances necessary in law for assuring unto such purcha. ser or purchasers a good estate in fee-simple in the lands so to be purchased; and su h purchaser or purchasers, by virtue of such deeds and conveyances, and of this act, shall for ever hereafter peaceably and quietly hold and enjoy the said lands, so purchased, to them and their heirs for ever.

V. Saving to the king's most excellent majesty, his heirs and successors, and unto all and every other person and persons, bodies politic and corporate, their respective heirs and successor's, (other than the persons claiming under the last will and testament of the said William Churchill, deceased) all such right, title, estate, 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.

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

CHAP. XXX.

sin Act to vest certain intailed lands therein

mentioned in Thomas Turner, gentleman, in fee-simple, and for settling other lands of greater value to the same uses.

1. WHEREAS Richard Johnson, late of the county of King and Queen, gentleman, deceased, was, in Certain lands

intailed by his lifetime, scised in fee-simple of and in a tract of land, containing two thousand seven hundred and six. Johnson in

Caroline,
vested in
Thomas
Turner.

ty-five acres, situate on Mattapony river, in the parish of Drysdale, and county of Caroline, and being 80 scised, he the said Richard Johnson, in and by his last will and testament, in writing, by hiin duly published, bearing date the thirteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty-three, did, among other things, give and devise the szid lands, by the description of all his lands and plantations, mills and appurtenances, of which he was then possesseil, in the county of Caroline, to his nephew Thomas Johnson, and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, for ever, with several remainder's over, as in and by the said will, proved and recorded in the court of the said county of King and Queen, may more fully appear; and soon after making the said will the said Richard Johnson departed this life, after whose death the said Thomas Johnson, the nephew, entered into the said lands and premisses and was thereof seised, and hath agreed to sell and convey the same to Thomas Turner, gentleman.

11. And wliereas the said Thomas Johnson is seised in fee-simple of and in a tract of land, containing one thousand seven hundred and eleven acres, situate in the parish of Fredericksville, in the county of Louisa, which was purchased by him of Anne Cosby, and William Johnson, and Martha his wife, and conveyed by deeds recorded in the said county court of Louisa.

111. And whereas it will be greatly to the advantage of the said Thomas Johnson and his family to dock the intail of the said lands in the county of Caroline, whereby he may be enabled to provide for his younger children, and to settle the said lands in the county of Louisa, being of greater value, to the same uses.

III. And for as much as notice has been published three Sundays successively in the several churches of the said parish of Drysdale, in the county of Caroline, that application would be made to this present general assembly to dock the intail of the said lands in the county of Caroline, upon settling the other lands of greater value to the same uses, pursuant to your majesty's instructions.

IV. May it therefore please your most excellent majesty, at the humble suit of the said Thomas Joonson and Thomas Turner, that it may be enacted, And be it enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is

hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the said two thousand seven hundred and sixty-five acres of land, so as aforesaid, agreed to be sold to the said Thomas Turner, be, and the same are hereby vested in the said Thomas Turner, his heirs and assigns, for ever, to his and their own proper use and behoof: And that the said one thousand seven hundred and eleven acres of land, in the county of Louisa, be, and are hereby vested in the said Thomas Johnson, and the heirs of his body, for ever; and on failure of such heirs the same shall remain, go, and descend to all and every such person and persons, and for such estate and in such sort, manner and form as the said lands in the county of Caroline would have remained, gone and descended by virtue of any limitations in the will of the said Richard Johnson if this act had never been made.

V. 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 per. sons claiming under the will of the said Richard Johnson) all such right, title, interest, claim, and demand as they, every, or any of them should or might claim if this act had never been made.

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

V-VOL. 7.

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