Enon Hall

Original 1762 Enon Hall Deed - Donaldson to Hathaway

This deed, as well as the will of William Hathaway confirm that there was a house and outbuildings on the property at the time of the purchase from Andrew Donaldson. (William's will mentions his "manor house Andrews purchased from Andrew Donaldson.") The deed below mentions "plantation messuage tenement." Today there would have been commas between these three items. "Messuage" is an archaic word meaning "house with its land and outbuildings."

Prior to this deed, I have only been able to trace the property back to 1734 at which time Andrew Donaldson, Sr. willed the property to his wife Mary, who then transfered it to her son Andrew, who then sold to William Hathaway. So far, I have not been able to find when the Donaldson's acquired the property.

Source:Lancaster County Deed Book 16, pp 233-234

This indenture made this 10th day of September 1762 between Andrew Donaldson of the Province of Carolina of the one part and William Hathaway of Lancaster County of the other part witnesseth that the said Andrew Donaldson for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds current money to him in hand paid by the said William Hathaway the reciept whereof he doth hereby acknowledge have remised released and forever quit claim and by these presents do for himself his heirs and assigns fully clearly and absolutely remise release and forever quit claim unto the said William Hathaway in his full and peaceable possession and (?) being and to his heirs and assigns forever all the estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever which I the said Andrew Donaldson now have or which any heirs at any time hereafter may or ought to have of in or to all that tract of land situated lying and being in the Parish of Christ Church and County of Lancaster containing by estimation two hundred acres of land be the same more or less and is bounded by the land of Charles Carter, Esq. William James and Thomas Lawson to have and to hold all and singular the plantation messuage tenement and tract of land and premises with their appurtanances and every part and parcel thereof unto the said William Hathaway and his heirs and assigns forever so that neither I the said Andrew Donaldson my heirs nor any other person or persons for me or them or in our name or names right title or (?) shall or may by any means hereafter have claim challenge or demand any estate or interest of in or to the same premises or any part thereof but from all action right estate title interest and demand of in or to the premises shall and will be utterly excluded and debarred forever by these presents in witness whereof I have hereunto set my name and seal the day and year first written.

Andrew Donaldson (seal)

Signed sealed and
Delivered in presence of
Will Dymer
Elizabeth Hathaway
Thomas Lawson
Raw. Shearman

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