I am having trouble with the thousand acre part of this patent and would appreciate any
help. I think I have plotted the 698 acre part correctly (came up with 685.9 acres). I
have highlighted the thousand acre tract in blue.
1698 acres Total
To al Va Whereas Va Now no ye That I the said Sir William Berkeley Knight Governor VA give
and grant unto Daniel Clarke Sixteen Hundred and ninety eight Acres of Land in the County
of Charles City bounded Vizt, One thousand Acres part thereof being a neck of land lying
between two creeks Vizt. the Creek lying upon the North Easterly side called by the name
of Old Mans Creek(Gunns Run) and the Creek that lyeth on the Southerly side Called by the
name of Queens Creek being bounded Vizt.
South Westerly towards the river and running North Westerly into the woods between the two
creeks Four hundred and forty poles for length until it meets with arun of Water that
falleth into Queens Creek and thence crossing at the head from Queens Creek by the said
run of Water for part of the breadth three hundred and twenty poles Northwesterly and
from the said run of Water Crossing the woods westerly by marked trees until it meets with
part of the head of the Old Mans Creek Three hundred and forty poles more.
And Six hundred and ninty eight Acres of Land the residue at the head of the above said
Queens Creek between Sellar Run(Courthouse Creek) and Fishing Run(Glebe Creek) in Charles
CountyVizt. West One hundred poles, North Sixty poles, North West thirty poles, North
twenty poles, North North East Sixty poles, North East by East twenty poles, North East
twenty poles, North North West two hundred poles, East by North twenty poles, North North
East one hundred and Sixty poles, East South East Three hundred and twenty poles, South
South West One hundred and sixty poles, South West by South one hundred thirty eight
poles, West South West forty poles, South West Sixty poles, South South West eighty
poles, South One hundred and sixty poles. This said Land being formerly granted to Thomas
Stegg by Patent dated the twenty fourth of November One thousand six hundred and fifty
three and by him sold and assigned to the said Clarke. To have & to hold Va. To be
held Va yeilding and paying!
Va provided VA Dated the twenty eighth of January One Thousand six hundred and sixty