1792.023: Lease Agreement for Fairfax Lands in Virginia.

Published: 1792

Full Title: This indenture made the [blank] day of [blank] one thousand seven hundred and [blank] between the Rev. Denny Fairfax, lately called Denny Martin, of Leeds-Castle, county of Kent and kingdom of Great-Britain, D.D. a devisee and legatee named in the last will and testament of the Right Hon. Thomas Lord Fairfax, ... deceased by Thomas Bryan Martin, Esq. of Greenway Court, county of Frederick, and state of Virginia, on the one part, and [blank] of [blank] in the said state, of the other part: ... Now this indenture witnesseth, that the said Denny Fairfax, by his attorney aforesaid, for and in consideration of the rents and covenants hereafter mentioned, hath demised, granted, and to farm letten, and by these presents doth demise, grant, and to farm let unto the said [blank] all that piece, parcel and lot of land, No. [blank] in the county of [blank] ... In witness whereof, both parties, the said Denny Fairfax, by his attorney aforesaid, and the said [blank] have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year before written. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of [blank]

Author: Fairfax, Denny Martin (1725-1800).

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 43 x 28 cm. (broadside).


Sheet lacks printer credit; given the Fairfax family's known links to Alexandria, this blank form was likely printed by the press of Hanson & Bond there; however, this title could also be a Winchester imprint, given the family's extensive property holdings in the northern valley; hence the indeterminate attribution here. The copy that was filmed by the Early American Imprints Series is held by Library Company of Philadelphia, who acquired it from the Michael Zinman Collection of Early American Imprints; it was completed in manuscript in September 1793, leasing 61 acres in Frederick County to John Robertson, witnessed by John S. Woodcock, Hezekiah Turner, and William Robertson.

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