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Calmes Neck Property Owners Association
A Virginia Nonstock Corporation

 Calmes Neck History..
Grant of Calmes Neck, 1747
Book G-13 - Copied from microfilm of original at Va. State Library by Phyllis Clendaniel, transcribed by Eugene Cox, retyped by Paul Zeisset.

.The Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia. To all to whom this present writing shall come sends greetings. Know yee that for good causes for and in consideration of the compensation for my use paid and for annual rent hereby reserved, I have granted and confirmed, And by these present for Me, my Heirs & Asigns to give and confirm unto Marquis Calmeze of the county of Frederick, Geníl a certain tract of waste & ungranted land situated lying and being on a Neck on the Shennandoah River joining a line of my lands known & called by the name of my Manor of Leeds. And is bounded according to a survey made by Mrís John Warner & Cately, revised & ascertained by Mr. James Genn as followeth:

Beginning at a White Oak, Chestnut Oak, & Sugar Tree marked T.F. & M.C. on the lower side on a small gully near the end of a Piney Hill and extending up several meanders of the River, S 05 degrees W Eleven poles, N 06 degrees W Twelve poles, [N 68 W. Twelve poles, N 69 W. Forty four poles, N 63 Ĺ W Sixteen poles N 50 W Eighteen poles] S 75 degrees W Sixty eight poles, N 07 degrees W Twenty two poles, S 75 degrees W Thirteen poles, S 75 degrees 30 minutes W Twelve poles to the Stone Cabbin, S 01 degrees 30 minutes W Fourteen poles, S 09 degrees W Eighteen poles, S 02 degrees W Twenty six poles, N 05 degrees 30 minutes W Seventy six poles, N 74 degrees W Fourteen poles, N 05 degrees W Twenty two poles, {West Thirty two poles,} N 03 degrees 30 minutes W Sixteen poles, N 05 degrees W Twenty six poles, W Thirty two poles, S 00 degrees W Fourteen poles, S 03 degrees 30 minutes W Twelve poles, S 73 degrees W Twenty two poles, S 6 degrees W Twenty four poles to a settlement made by said Calmeze still up the River S 51 W Fourteen poles, S 60 degrees W Twelve poles, S 45 degrees 30 minutes W Eight poles, S 15 degrees W Eighteen poles, S W Twenty six poles, [S 22 E Twenty four poles, S 39 E fourteen poles] S 52 degrees E Sixteen poles Opposite to Spout Run, S 55 degrees 30 minutes E Twenty two poles, S 70 degrees E Twenty six poles, S 53 degrees E [Tenn poles, S 01 E four poles N 78 Ĺ E Twelve poles N 01 E Twenty-four poles N 75 E] Fourteen poles, N 73 degrees E Sixteen poles, N 69 degrees E Sixteen poles, N [71 degrees] 30 minutes E Sixteen poles, N 06 degrees E Thirty eight poles, N 71 degrees E Fourteen poles, N 07 degrees E Fourteen poles, S 70 degrees E Thirty eight poles, S 62 degrees 30 minutes E Thirty eight poles to a Black Rock opposite to the Lower End of the Long Island. S 64 degrees E Fifty six poles, S 32 degrees E Twenty nine poles S 24 degrees 30 minutes E Twenty two poles S 60 degrees E One hundred fifty seven poles to (E) a White Oak marked T. F. & M.C. on the said River Side, thence North Two hundred & Thirty poles to the beginning. Containing Five hundred acres.

Together with all rights, members, appurtenances there unto belonging. Royal mines Excepted, and a full third part of all Lead Copper Tinn Coal and Iron Mines and Iron ore that shall be found therein. Excepting & Reserving also all Deer, Elks, and Buffaloes, Bears & ball manner of game. To Have & to Hold the said Five Hundred acres of land as of the said Manor of Leeds. Together with all Profits & Benefits & Rights to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining Except before Excepted. To Him the said Marquis Calmeze, his Heirs & Asigns forever, He the said Marquis Calmeze his Heirs or Asigns therefore Yielding & Paying Annually & every Year at the Feast day of St. Michael the Archangel to me, my Heirs or Asigns or to my certain attorneys of my Heirs or Asigns the fee rent of Ten Shillings Lawfull money of Great Britain at some appropriate place in the said Manor or when else demanded within the Proprietorship of the Northern Neck. Provided that if the said Marquis Calmeze his Heirs or Asigns shall not pay the before Reserved Annual Rent so that the same or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the space of two whole years after the same shall become Due and being Demanded as aforesaid. Provided also that if the said Marquis Calmeze his Heirs or Assigns or any other Persons by his or their Direction, Consent or Tolerating shall at any time hunt & kill the aforesaid Game in the said Granted Lands without my Especial leave or lysense of my Heirs or Asigns. That then & either of the above cases happening, it shall & may be lawfull for me my Heirs or Asigns, my attorney or certain attorney to Hunte and Hold the same, so as if the above Grant had not given. Passed Given at my Office in the County of Fairfax with my said Proprietary under my Hand & Seal. Dated the Fifteen day of December in the twenty first year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France & Ireland. Defender of the Faith. Anno Dom. One thousand seven hundred and forty seven.


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