Northumberland County Virginia Record Book 25, 1 718 - 1726
To all to whom these presents shall come greeting. Know ye that where as George Grover late of that parish of St Stephens and county of Northumberland died seized of certain lands situated in the aforesaid parish and county which be the said George purchased of one George Hutton and one Seymour Moore which lands after the decease of the aforesaid George Groves descended to Richard Groves son and heir of the said George Groves who dyed in his minority after whose death the aforesaid lands dedended to Sarah Butler the wife of John Butler and Rebecca Alverson aunts to the aforesaid Richard. Now the presents witnesseth that the aforesaid Rebecca Alverson for and in consideration of the quanty of three thousand pounds of lawfully tobb and cash secured to be paid to her before the ensealing here of late given granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell release and confirm unto the aforesaid John Butler and his heirs forever all the Estate Right Title Interest property claims and demands what so ever that she the said Rebecca now hath or ought to have of in and to the said lands or any part or parcel thereof so that the said Rebecca and her heirs and every other person or persons claiming by from or under her from forever hereafter to have any claim suit or action for the said lands and appurtenances or any part or parcell shall be utterly excluded and barred so that the said lands and premises shall be and remain unto the said John Butler his heirs and assignes for evermore. In witness whereof the said Rebecca Alverson have here unto sett my hand affixed my seal this 10th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred nineteen.
Virginia Vital Records, by McGhan, p. 454