Bullitt County History

Briscoe to Crist and Spears, 400 Acres

In 1786 Henry Crist and Solomon Spears obtained a 400 acre tract on the Long Lick Creek from Parmanus Briscoe. The deed and earlier survey are shown below, together with a transcription of the deed.

Grant Bk 6, pages 456-457
Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of part of a land office treasury warrant No. 22 issued the 15th day of October 1779, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Soloman Spears and Henry Christ assignees of Parmanus Briscoe, a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres by survey bearing date the 24th day of July 1784, lying and being in the County of Jefferson on the north side of Long Lick Creek, waters of Salt River, and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at three white oaks near the gap that the road goes through at the foot of a knob, thence North fifty five degrees East two hundred forty and three quarters poles crossing a small knob at a branch to two white oaks, thence South thirty five degrees East two hundred and sixty six poles to three beeches and poplar in a flatt, thence South fifty five degrees West two hundred forty and three quarters poles to two hickories elm and red oak by the salt works road, thence North thirty five degrees West two hundred and sixty six poles to the Beginning, with its appurtenances, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Solomon Spears and Henry Christ and their heirs forever. In witness wherof the said Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the twentieth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six of the Commonwealth the eleventh.
P. Henry

The image below rotates the survey drawing to more closely align it with actual directions, with north being approximately at the top of the image.


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