KNOW BY ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM ELLZEY of Loudoun County am held and firmly bound unto WILLIAM MORAN of CHARLES COUNTY in MARYLAND in the sum of Two hundred pounds current money of Virginia to be paid to said WM. MORAN his certain attorney his heirs to which payment well and truly to be made I bind myself by these presents. Sealed with my seal this 19th day of September 1787.
The Condition of the above obligation is such that if WILLIAM ELLZEY do give & grant unto WM. MORAN a Lease for three lives of the Plantation wheron JOHN SIGLAR now lives to contain all the land within the bounds that has been surveyed & laid off for said JOHN SIGLAR supposed to contain Three hundred acres except that part which is taken away by a line run by ALBERT RUSSELL and WILLIAM BUTLER HARRISION which lease to reserve a Rent of Eight pounds per annum & to contain the following covenents;
To leave one fourth of the land uncleared as a Reserve of Timber & wood;
to plant on it an orchard of one hundred good winter Apple trees & one hundred & fifty Peachtrees,
to build a dwelling house & barn to contain twenty feet square each at least to be of hew'd logs or a good fram or the walls of Stone, the roof to be shingled;
if therefore WM. ELLZEY shall execute such lease wehn required that then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue of said ELLZEY is to approve of the tenant on a Sale & the Rent payable the first day of September
Sealed & delivered in the presence of SAMUEL ADAMS,W. ELLZEY At a Court held for Loudoun County April 16, 1788 This Bond was acknowledged by the obligor & ordered to be recorded Teste C. BINNS, Cl Cur.
Bk:Pg: Q:232 Date: 19 Sep 1787 Received in Court: 16 Apr 1788 William ELLZEY of Loudoun. Bond to William MORAN of Charles Co Md for lease for three lives on 300ac were John SIGLAR now lives. Wit: Samuel ADAMS ----------------------------------------------------------- Chris Sigler 20060106 notes: 1. Charles Moran is from Charles County MD, Due South of Washington DC &SE of Mount Vernon across the Potomac River
2. Witness Samuel Adams is of note.John Siglar's brother(Jacob) sold his leased property from William Ellzey to Samuel Adams on 4/27/1782.
3.Orchards of Apples and Peaches sounds like a source for alchohol (Cider and schnapps/brandy?)
4.Convenant to build dwelling and barn is interesting.Did not John Siglar have a dwelling on the land he tilled?
5. An 1860 landowner map of Loudoun County shows a Moran holding due North of Waxpool.