This document is a transcribed deed that conveys the property "on the west side of Washington Street, between King and Cameron Streets" (110 S. Washington Street) to the trustees of the Methodist Protestant Church. The transcript was issued to the church.
The text of the document follows:
This Deed, made this 15th day of May, 1899 between John P. Ahern, Trustee of the
first part; Jas. R. Caton, N. S. Greenaway, R. E. L. Tyler, Edgar Lyles, Charles Hanzmon,
Augustus Dean, and J. W. Summers, Trustees of the congregation of the Methodist Protestant
Church of the City of Alexandria, Virginia of the second part, and Michael A. Ahern of the
third part, all of Alexandria, Va.
Whereas, by Deed dated June 19th, 1893 and recorded in the Deed Book, No. 31, page
43 of the Land records of Alexandria, Va., James R. Caton, etal, Trustees of the congregation
of the Methodist Protestant Church of the City of Alexandria, Va., did convey to the said
John P. Ahern, all that lot of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon, situated
on the West side of Washington Street, between King and Cameron Streets, and in said deed
described by metes and bounds, in trust to secure to the said Michael A. Ahern, the payment
of the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars and the interest to accrue thereon; and
whereas the said debt and interest has been fully paid off and discharged and the said parties
of the second part are entitled to a release of the said property.
Now, This Deed Witnesseth, That in consideration of the premises, and of the sum of
one dollar and by and with the consent and direction of the said Michael A. Ahern, testified
to by his becoming a party to this release and executing the same, the said part of the first
part doth grand and release unto the said parties of the second part, the above discribed
property, with all rights and appurtenances to the same belonging And the said party of the
third part, hereby releases all claims and demands upon the said property under or by virtue
of the said deed of trust.
Witness the following signatures and seals.
John P. Ahern (Seal)
Michael A. Ahern (Seal)
State of Virginia } to wit
City of Alexandria}
I, Julius Pelton, a Justice of the Peace in and for the City and State aforesaid do certify
that John P. Ahern, Trustee, and Michael A. Ahern, whose names are signed to the writing
hereto annexed, bearing date on the 15th day of May 1899, have acknowledged the same
before me in my City aforesaid.
Given under my hand this 15th day of May 1899.
Justice of the Peace
Corporation Court of the City of Alexandria
Clerk’s Office May 16th 1899
This deed was received and with the annexed certificate admitted to record.
John S. Beach
Transcribed by Rita Holtz, September 2004