Land Survey for John Kenney



Jno Kenney[i]

two acres


Recorded & Examined

Book No. 58 p. 250


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John Kenney hath title to the within


Edward C. Davis[ii] Reg’s.[iii] L-Off.[iv] [Signature]


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John Tyler[v] esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia

To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: know ye, That by virtue of our Exchanged

Treasury warrant No. 1314 issued the 19th day of August 1802

There is granted by the said Commonwealth, unto

John Kenney ____

A certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing Two acres, by survey bearing date the twenty sixth

day of July one thousand eight hundred and five lying and being in the County of

Botetourt, and (on) the waters of James river, near the Same, on the South side thereof

and is bounded as followeth to wit.   Beginning at a black oak corner to his own

land, and running thence with a line of Skidmores land N 6° E 30 poles, to two hickory

saplings where Skidmores corner stood on a line of his own land; thence with the

lines of the same S 36° E 33 poles to a stake and thence S 81° W 22 poles to the

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with its Appurtenances; To have and to hold the said Tract of Parcel of Land with its Appurtenances, to the said

John Kenney ____ and his heirs for ever.

In Witness whereof, the said John Tyler esquire ____ Governor of the Commonwealth of

Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed as Richmond, on the

twenty sixth day of June in the Year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and nine

and of the Commonwealth of the thirty third.


John Tyler [Signature]

[i] Kenney, John (c.1750-c.1813 m. Elizabeth Kenney)- In the 1794 Botetourt County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List, John Kenney had two white males above the age of sixteen in his care, and he owned 11 horses. Passed away in Rockbridge, Virginia.


[ii] Davis, Edward C. (m. Jane Maria)- Married Jane Maria on March 15, 1809 in Richmond, Virginia.


[iii] Reg’s-The abbreviation for Registrar


[iv] L-Off.- The abbreviation for Land Office.


[v] Tyler Sr., John (February 27, 1747-January 5, 1813 m. Mary Marot Armistead)- The 15th Governor of Virginia. Father of John Tyler III, the tenth President of the United states. John Tyler Sr. was born in James City County, Virginia. He attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. He studied law and practiced law in Charles City County. He became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1778 and served as Speaker from 1781 to 1785. He went on to become Judge of the State Admiralty Court from 1785 to 1788, Vice President of the Virginia Convention considering the adoption of the Federal Constitution in 1788, and Judge of the General Court of Virginia from 1788 to 1808. He was chosen by the state legislature to serve as governor for three one-year terms. During his administration, opposition to the maritime policy of France and Great Britain increased, proposals were made for the promotion of public education, and the executive mansion was constructed in Richmond’s Capitol Square. Tyler resigned from office to accept appointment to a judgeship with the U.S. District Court of Virginia. He served as U.S. District Court judge until his death.