Bullitt County History

Benjamin Frye's 1000 Acre Tract

Isaac Cox surveyed a 1000 acre tract for Benjamin Frye on 2 Nov 1785 on the north side of Long Lick Creek. A deed to the tract was issued on 13 May 1787. Both survey and deed are shown below, together with their transcriptions. We believe this may be the tract described in a land dispute here and here.

Survey

Surveyed for Benjamin Fry 1000 acres of land in Nelson County by virtue of a treasury warrant No. 3972 lying on Long Lick Creek, including the land where the said Fry now lives. Beginning at two hickories and an elm on the north bank of Long Lick Creek, running thence N 15 E 200 poles to two pines on the side of a knob, thence S 75 E 598 poles to an elm & sugartree, S 15 W 160 poles to a beech & sugar sapling, S 60 W 100 poles to a walnut and two box elders on the bank of Long Lick Creek, thence dow the several courses thereof and binding thereto to the beginning. Nov 2nd 1785. Isaac Cox, Assistant Surveyor

Survey Plat Drawing Rotated

Court Case Plat Drawing Rotated
Marked EFGHI and Long Lick

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 11

Beverly Randolph Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of a land office treasury warrant No. 3972 issued the 16th day of March 1780 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Benjamin Fry a certain tract or parcel of land containing one thousand acres by survey bearing date the 2nd day of November 1785, lying and being in the county of Nelson on Long Lick Creek including the land where the said Fry now lives & bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at two hickories and an elm on the north bank of Long Lick Creek running North fifteen degrees East five hundred poles to two pines on the side of a knob, thence South seventy five degrees East five hundred and ninety eight poles to an elm and sugar tree, South fifteen degrees West one hundred and sixty poles to a beech and sugar sapling, South sixty degrees West one hundred poles to a walnut and two box elder on the bank of Long Lick Creek, thence down the several courses thereof and binding thereto to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Benjamin Fry and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Beverly Randolph Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath here unto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the thirteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the Commonwealth the eleventh. (signed) B. Randolph


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