John Horton's Deed dated 13 January 1779
To all People to whom these presents shall come
I John Horton of Scituate in the County of Providence and State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Yeoman -
send GREETING, KNOW YE, that I-- the said John Horton- for and in Consideration of the Sum of Nine Hundred Pounds Lawfull Money to me-- in Hand before the ensealing hereof, well and truly paid by Noah Miller of Gloucester in the County and State aforesaid Yeoman alias Bronzer
the Receipt whereof, I-- do hereby acknowledge; and myself therewith fully satisfied, contented, and paid; and thereof, and of every Part and Parcel thereof; do exonerate, acquit, and discharge him the said Noah Miller his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, forever by these Presents: HAVE given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened,enfeoffed, conveyed and confirmed; and by these Presents, do freely, fully, and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, aliene, enfeoffe, convey, and confirm unto him the said Noah Miller his - Heirs and Assigns forever,
A Certain Farm lying and being in Scituate & lyeth on both Sides of the highway that leadeth from Amos Hammons to Job Shippee, and is the farm that the Grantor Now Lives on Containing by Estimations Sixty Acres be the same more or less, Together with the Dwelling House and Out Houses thereon Standing the Highway and Burying Place Two Poles Square Excepted & is buted and Bounded as followeth beginning at the Northeast Corner a white Oak Tree marked which is Nathaniel Horton's Corner from thence Westerly Nath. Hortons land to a Corner & then turning a little North Still Westerly to an Ash Saplin Standing on the West Side of George's Brook so Called thence Southerly a Strait line to a heap of Stones and Southwest corner thence Easterly with Joseph Round Land to the vc. Highway Thence Northerly 8 Poles to a stake of Stones thence Easterly 10 Poles toa Stake and Stones thence Southerly 8 Poles to a Stake and Stones thence Easterly to a Stump from thence a Strait line to the first mentioned bound, the Same borrideth Northerly on Nathaniel Horton West on Job Randal on the South on Joseph Round East on George Westcots Land
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, the said granted and bargained Premises, with all the Appurtenances, Privileges, and Commodities, to the same belonging; or in any wife appertaining to him the said Noah Miller his Heirs and Assigns forever, to his and their only proper Use, Benefit and Behoof forever, and I the said John Horton for myself my Heirs Executors, and Administrators, do convenant, promise, and grant, to and with the said Noah Miller his Heirs and Assigns, that at and before the ensealing hereof, I am-- the true, sole, and lawful Owner of the above-bargained Premises, and am lawfully seized and possessed of the same in my own proper Right, as a good, perfect, and absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple. and have in myself good Right, full Power, and lawful Authority, to grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm, the said bargained Premises, in Manner as aforesaid, And that the said Noah Miller his Heirs and Assigns, shall and may, from Time to Time, and at all Times forever hereafter, by Force and Virtue of these Presents, lawfully, peaceably, and quietly, have, hold, use, occupy, possess, and enjoy; the said demised and bargained Presmises, with the Appurtenances, free and clear: and freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated, and discharged, of and from all, and all manner of former or other Gifts, Grants, Bargains, Sales, Leases, Mortgages, Wills, Entails, Jointures, Dowries, Judgments, Executions, or Incumbrances of what Name or Nature soever, that might in any Measure or Degree, obstruct or make void this present Deed.
FURTHERMORE, I the said John Horton-- for myself my Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, do convenant and engage the above demised Premises to him the said Noah Miller his Heirs and Assigns, against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever, forever to Warrrant, secure, and defend by these Presents. And Elizabeth Horton the Wife of John Horton Doth by these Presents give up and Surrender all her Right of Dowrey and Power of Thirds in and unto the above bargained Premises in manner and form as above written in Witness Whereof we have hereunto Set our Hands and Seals this 13th Day of January Anno Domini 1779 -
John Horton (LS)
Elizabeth Horton (LS)
Signed Sealed & Delivered in the Presence of us
Rec'd Feb. ye 15th 1779
and Recorded accordingly
[------] Harris T. Clk.
Providence in Scituate the Day and year above Dated Personally appeared John Horton the above Grantor and Acknowledged the above Written Instrument to be his Own free act and deed Hand and Seal before me
Caleb Arnold Jus.se Peace
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