George May surveyed a 400 acre tract on 21 Jul 1781 for John May that adjoined the survey of James Honey on the east. Then John signed it over to George. The transcribed survey and deed are below. On the survey drawing, the top is south.
Surveyed for John May 400 acres of land in Jefferson County, 200 acres thereof part of a treasury warrant No. 4191, 100 acres part of a treasury warrant No. 750 & the remaining 100 acres part of a military warrant No. 891, lying on the lower side of Salt River about two miles from Bullitts Lick and beginning at a walnut and two small hickories standing on the river bank at low water mark and about 1/2 mile below the ferry a corner to James Honeys 970 acre survey and also to Archer preemption & running thence S 21 degrees E 490 poles to a red oak and elm, thence N 88 degrees W 290 poles to a stake in James Honeys line, thence with Honeys line N 13 E 460 poles to the beginning. July 21st 1781. Var. 3 degrees East. (signed) Geo May
I hereby assign over this platt and the land therein mentioned to George May and his heirs for value received. October 13th 1781. (signed) John May
Grant Book 1, pp 87-88
Benjamin Harrison Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds paid by George May into the treasury of this Commonwealth, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said George May, assignee of John May, a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres surveyed the twenty first day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty one, two hundred acres part of a treasury warrant number four thousand one hundred and ninety one and issued the twenty first day of March one thousand seven hundred and eighty, one hundred acres thereof on a treasury warrant number seven hundred and fifty, and issued the fifteenth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine, and also one hundred acres part of a military warrant number eight hundred and ninety one and issued the third day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty, lying and being in the county of Jefferson, lying on the lower side of Salt River about two miles from Bullitt's Lick, and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a walnut and two small hickorys standing on the river bank at low water mark, and about half a mile below the ferry, a corner to James Henry's nine hundred and seventy acre survey, and also to Archer's preemption, and running thence South twenty one degrees East four hundred and ninety poles to a red oak and elm, thence North eighty eight degrees West two hundred and ninety poles to a stake in James Honey's line, keeping with Henry's line, North thirteen degrees East four hundred and sixty 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 George May and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Benjamin Harrison, 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 first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two and of the Commonwealth the sixth. (signed) Benjamin Harrison
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