Friends of Friends Friday – Bill of Sale, Henry Lyons to Nathan Lyons, 1800

“Charles County Court (Land Records)” index and digital images, Maryland State Archives ( accessed 27 September 2013), image copy, Henry Lyon to Nathan Lyon Bill of Sale, dated 14 October 1800, Charles County Deeds, Book IB 3: 285.

At the request of Nathan Lyon the following Bill of Sale was recorded this fourteenth day of October Anno Domini eighteen hundred.

Know all men by these Presents that I Henry Lyon of Charles County for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand pounds to me in hand paid by Nathan Lyon of said County at and before the sealing and delivery of these Presents the receipt and payment whereof I do hereby acknowledge Have bargained , sold and confirmed and by these Presents do bargain, sell, and confirm unto the said Nathan Lyon, the following slaves, towit Luke, Ben, Peter, Nell, Fillis, Henny, Hanson, Joe, Poll and Anny. To Have and To Hold all and singular the said Negro Slaves and every of them by these Presents bargained sold and confirmed unto the said Nathan Lyon his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of the said Nathan Lyon his heirs executors, administrators and assigns forever. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fourteenth day of October in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred.

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of}
John E. Ford}
               Henry Lyon Senr. {seal}

On the back of the aforegoing bill of sale was this written towit, Charles County Sct. On the fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred Henry Lyon personally appeared before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the peace for the County aforesaid and acknowledged the within Instrument of writing to be his act and deed and the slaves therein mentioned to be the property of the within named Nathan Lyon his heirs, executors administrators and assigns forever according to the true intent and meaning thereof and according to the act of assembly in such case made and provided.
John E. Ford.

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