are from Frederick Co. VA Deed Book 13, pages 223-226: Lease
and Release of land from Edmond Lindsey Sr. to proven son
Jacob Lindsey, on March 1 and 2, 1770. This is shown on
Thorndale Letter 3, page 7. The land being transferred is
shown by Thorndale as Parcel E. See his comments on the image
of the map below, just above the portion colored yellow..."161
acres Jacob had bought in 1770 from Edmund L. Sen.
Lease, Pgs. 223-224
(First part of
the lease is on page 223, which I don’t have) From pg. 224:
…poles to a forked white oak in
E. Lindsey Jun
line, thence So. 60 W twenty poles to a locust stake on the
side of the marsh, thence So. 31 degrees 30m W forty three
poles crossing the said marsh to another locust stake on the
south side of the said marsh. Thence So. 70.3m W twenty three
poles to a locust stake on a hill. Thence So. 88 W twenty
eight poles to two small hiccorys in the line of
Edmund Lindsey &
thence with this line So. 22 W 95 poles to two small black
oaks. Corner to
Edmund Rice and
Edmund Lindsey Jr.
Beginning thence with this line So. 43 E. 29 poles to a locust
and white oak. Corner to
Edmund Lindsey Jr.
thence with the same So. 32d 15m W one hundred one poles to
two hiccorys in the line of Hollingsworth..
E. Lindsey Jr.
corner thence leaving his line and extending with
Hollingsworth’s line So. 35 E. 98 poles to a locust and a
black oak corner to Hollingsworth. Thence No. 30 E. one
hundred and fifty eight poles to a locust and hickory corner
to Thomas Lindsey. Thence No. 20 E. one hundred and eighty two
poles to the beginning. Containing one hundred and sixty-one
acres more or less.
224-225 (Note how the language has changed. Edmund Rice
and Edmund Lindsey Jr. have now become Edmund Rice and
Hezekiah Lindsey. The lease cited Hollingsworth.. E.
Lindsey Jr. corner, but the release states Hollingsworth &
Hezekiah Lindsey's corner.)
Beginning at a
white oak and some other marked saplings on the North side of
the long Marsh extending thence No. 65 W 22 poles to three
walnut saplings on the edge of a small rise thence So. 21 W 32
poles to a locust stake on the edge of the marsh then So. 31
degrees 30m W 43 poles crossing the said marsh to another
locust stake on the So. side of the So. side of the marsh.
Then So. 70.30m W 23 poles to a locust stake on a hill. then
So. 88 W 28 poles to two small hiccories in the line of
Lindsey & Rice
thence with his line So. 22 W 95 poles to two large black
oaks. corner to
Edmund Rice and
Beginning corner. thence with the same line 32.15m W. 101
poles to two hiccories in the line of Hollingsworth &
corner. then leaving the corner and extending with
Hollingsworth’s line So. 35 E. 98 poles to a locust and black
oak corner to Hollingsworth. thence No. 30 E. 158 poles
corner to Thomas Lindsey and the original track of one hundred
& twelve acres conveyed by John Lindsey to Edmund Lindsey Sr.
from thence No. 20 E.181 poles to the beginning Containing one
hundred and sixty-two acres be the same more or less.
William Thorndale Letter 3, page 7: I have colored the map
below to make it easier to sort out by owner. Yellow denotes
land owned by Thomas Lindsey, son or brother of Edmond Lindsey
Sr. Purple is land owned by Edmond Lindsey Jr., presumed son
of Edmond Lindsey Sr., and green is the land, Parcel E, being
transferred through lease and release on March 1 and 2, 1770
from Edmond Lindsey Sr. to Jacob Lindsey, his proven son.
Hollingsworth's land, mentioned in the lease and release, was
just south of Parcel E. The jagged black line I drew in is my
crude attempt to show where the Long Marsh was as Thorndale
didn't draw it in on this map:
It appears that
the land owned by Hezekiah Lindsey referred to in the release,
above, must be the purple area west of Parcel E that is not
labeled. Thorndale shows this parcel as belonging to Edmond
Lindsey Jr., who is shown as the owner in the lease. Hezekiah
Lindsey never appeared in any land transactions in Frederick
Co. that I know of as a seller or buyer, so why he is shown as
an adjacent owner on this deed of release is a mystery to me.
But it does make me think that Hezekiah was probably a brother
of Edmond Lindsey Jr., and therefore perhaps a son of Edmond
Lindsey Sr., b. c. 1697, who married Elizabeth Beasley in
Baltimore Co., MD in 1725.