December 17, 1726 c
Know all Men by these presents that We Patrick Hamrick of the County of King George & Robert Ingles of the County of Stafford are holdon & firmly bound to Saml Skinker of ye County of King George Mercht in ye Sum of five hundred Pounds Sterl to be paid to the Said Saml Skinker his Executors Adms or Ass to ye Which payment Will & truely to be made We do bind our Selves & both of us for [ ? ] for ye whole & in ye whole & Our heirs Exrs & Adms & Either of them by these presents witn’s our hands & seals this Seventeenth day of Xber in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred & twenty six.
The Condition of ye above obligation is such that if ye Above bounds Patrick Hamrick & Robert Ingles their heirs Executors Adms & Assigns & Every of them do and Shall well & truely observe perform fulfill & keep all & Every the covenants & grants & Agreements whatsoever mentioned & comprized in Our Indenture of release & bearing Date wth these presents & made between the Above named Patrick Hamrick & Margaret his Wife & the Above named Robt Ingles & Sara his Wife of the One part & the Above named Sam’l Skinker on the other part wth on the part & behalf of ye Said Patrick Hamrick & Margaret his Wife & Robert Ingles & Sarah his Wife their heirs Executors Admin’s and Assigns are or ought to be observed performed fullfilled or kept according to ye true intent & meaning of ye said release for one hundred acres of land & that then the Above obligation to be Void & of non Effort otherwise to be and remain in full force power & virtue.
Patrick signed the document and Robert Ingles marked his ‘X’. Witnesses included Paul Micou Junr., Jno. Long, and Jno. Arthard. (King George County Deed Book No. I, Part II. p. 413.)
This bond was apparently put in place to assure Skinker that there would absolutely be no further claim to the land from Patrick, Robert Ingles, or their heirs. He likely felt he needed to do this because of the deed of entailment that was used by Sem Cox when Robert Ingles acquired the property in 1709. (REF: October 10, 1709) The bond is, simply, a prudent cautionary step being exercised by Skinker in the transaction, probably in light of the fact that this was not the usual method for conveying property with entails. (REF: December 17, 1726 a comments)