Regarding James and Robert Alexander, Stafford, VA
Compiled from extracts from the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly: Vol. 38 No 1; John Mercer's Land Book: pgs 36-39:
11 June 1683
Robert Alexander & Priscilla his wife to George Lisle, Bargain and Sale 11 June 1683 indenture between Robert Alexander of the Lower Parish of Stafford Co. Gent. & Priscilla, his wife, of the one part and George Lisle of the Upper Parish, Stafford County, Planter, of the other part for 3,400 pounds of good sound and merchantable Tobacco in Cask to the Alexanders already paid by Lisle, they convey to Lisle the parcel or tract of land containing 300 acres being on the north side of Potomack Creek in Stafford County, in the tenure of Lisle and by him lately purchased of Robert Alexander son and heir of John Alexander, Gent., deceased, which said 300 acres in part of divident of 1,285 acres of land granted to John Alexander by patent dated 25 Oct 1669, "beginning at a marked hiccory, a corner tree of the land of Edward Rogers and Charles Hoyle and extending along the line of the said Rogers & Hoyle south one hundred and seventy and five perches to a marked red oak thence north west four hundred perchaes to another marked red oak thence north north east one quarter of a point easterly to a marked hiccory I38 poles finally south east 315 to the oak first mentioned.. .." Signed Robert Alexander, Priscilla (her mark) Alexander. Witt: Thomas Harrowsmith, John Waugh, Edmund Holder, Robert Frankland.
31 Oct 1683
Indenture made the last day of October 1683 in the 35th year of the reign of King Charles the Second, between George Lisles of the upper Parish of Stafford County in the Colony & Dominion of virginina, & Mary, his wife of the first part and James Moncke of the same place & county, of the other part; that for divers and subdary goods causes and estimable consideration and for the sum of two thousand pounds merchantable Tobacco in cask to them paid by James Moncke, have given, granted, bargained &c. to James Moncke one parcell or tract of land containing to estimation 150 acres being on the north side of the Head of Potomack Creek in Stafford County, in the tenure and occupation of George Lisles, which 150 acres is part or one half of a parcel containing 300 acres by Lisles lately purchased of Mr. Robert Alexander son and heir of John Alexander, Gent., deceased, which was part of a divident of 1,285 acres granted to John by Patent dated 25, Oct 1663... Signed George (his mark) Lisle, and Mary I ~ I Lysle. Witt: Edmund Holder.
10 Dec 1703
"George Monke of St. Paul's Parish in Stafford County, for consideration of 10,000 pounds of every way well conditioned Tobacco in Cask to him paid by Mrs. James Mann of Overwharton Parish, acquits and discharges Mann and grant him the parcel or tract of land containing 150 acres laying the head of Potomack Creek and being half of 300 acres George Lisles purchased of Mr. Robert Alexander, son of heir of John Alexander, and by my father James Moncke purchased of Lisles by deed dated 1683, and acknowledged in Stafford Court, 30 Oct 1683, and descending unto me by being son and heir unto my Father aforesaid, which said land..unto James Mann and his heirs and assigns forever..." Signed George Monk . Witt: Jos. Sumner, Joshua Davis. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
16 Mar 1733
Indenture between John Edge of Prince William County, planter, of the one part, and John Mercer, of Stafford County, Gent., of the other part; that for consideration of five shillins Sterling to him paid by Mercer, grants to Mercer parcel lying on the north side of the head of Potomack Creek in Stafford County, containing by estimation 150 acres, being the moiety of 300 acres which is part of a tract of 1,285 acres granted to John Alexander by patent dated 25 Oct. 1669; beginning at a marked hiccory, a corner tree (page 158) of the land of Edward Rogers and Charles Hoyle and extending along the line of said Rogers and Hoyle south 175 perches to a marked red oak then northwest 400 perches to another marked red oak thence north northeast a quarter of a point easterly to a marked hiccory 138 poles finally southeast 315 poles to the oak first mentioned the said 300 acres so bounded being sold by Robert Alexander son and heir of the said John Alexander to one George Loyle and after being divised into 2 moiettes containing 150 acres each to lower moiety or 150 acres were sold by George Loyle to one James Munk and was in the tenure of John Foley, orphans of Richard Foley, and the upper moiety or part hereby bargained and sold descended to and upon Mary the only daughter of the said George Loyle and mother of the said John Edge party to these presents and all houses, edifices, buildings & c. Signed John (his mark) Edge. Witt: M. Battaley, J. Lewis.