MS 117. Literal transcription – misspellings are left intact, xxx denotes illegible word, italicized items are my own comments for clarification. Please note that in some instances, the letter “s” may have been replaced with the letter “f” and the letter (e) may have been replaced with the letter “o,” as was the custom at that time – TG.
Title Page (in pencil):
24 April 1784
This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of Aprill in the year of our Lord one thoufand seven hundred and eighty four by and between Stacy Potts of Trenton in the County of Hunterdon and state of New Jerfey of the one part and John Potts of the same place of the other part Witnefseth that the said Stacy Potts for and in confideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty Pounds current money of the state of New Jerfey to him in hand paid before the enfealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof he the said Stacy Potts doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and of every part thereof doth hereby acquit exonerate releafe and discharge the said John Potts his Heirs Executors & Adminiftr’s forever by thefe prefents Hath granted bargained and sold and by thefe prefents doth fully freely clear and abfolutely grant bargain sell enfeof releafe convey and confirm unto him the said John Potts his Heirs and Afsigns one certain Lott or piece of Land situate in Trenton aforefaid bounded as followeth Begining at the corner of a small Houfe on said Stacy Potts’ Tanyard Lott and runs from thence North seventy seven degrees West four hundred and ninety feet to George Beattys Land then along his line North twenty seven degrees East two hundred and thirty seven feet to Charles Axford jun’rs Lott then along his line South seventy sevon degrees East two hundred and ninety five feet to a Poft for a corner then South thirteen degrees West one hundred and eighty feet to a Poft for a Corner then South seventy seven degrees East one hundred and forty feet to the main Street then down the said street South thirteen degrees west fifty three feet to the place of begining containing about one Acre and three quarters be the same more or lefs together with all and singular the Ways Waters Rights Liberties Previledges Hereditraments and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wife appertaining with the reverfion Rents Ifsues and Proffits thereof and all the Estate Right Title Interest Pofsefsion Property Claim and demand of him the said Stacy Potts his Heirs or Afsigns to the said Lott or piece of Land with the appurtenances or any part thereof To Have and to Hold the above defcribed Lott of Land with all and every of the Appurtenances unto him the said John Potts his Heirs and Afsigns to the only proper ufe benefit and behoof of him the said John Potts his Heirs and Afsigns forever And the said Stacy Potts for himfelf and for his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth covenant promife and agree to and with the said John Potts his Heirs and afsigns by thefe prefents that he hath in himfelf good right lawful and abfolute authority to grant bargan sell convey and confirm unto him the said John Potts his Heirs & Afsigns the above defcribed Lott of Land with the appurtenances unto him the said John Potts his Heirs and afsigns according to the purport true intent and meaning of thefe prefents And that he and they the said John Potts his Heirs and Afsigns shall and may at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold occupy pofsefs and enjoy the above granted premifes with all and every of the Appurtenances without any let suit denyal Ejectment or any other incumberance molestation or difturbance whatfoever of or from him the said Stacy Potts his Heirs Exec’rs or Administrators or any other perfon claiming by from or under him them or any of them And alfo that he the said Stacy Potts his heirs Executors or Administrators shall and will at all times hereafter at the proper coft and Charges of him the said John Potts his heirs or Afsigns make do Acknowledge or execute such further or other Act and Acts thing or things Conveyance and afsurance in the Law whatfoever for the better more full and perfect Conveying confirming and afsuring the above granted premifes with the appurtenances unto him the said John Potts His Heirs & Afsigns according to the purport true intent and meaning of thefe prefents in witnefs whereof he the (said) Stacy Potts hath to thefe prefents set his Hand and Seal the day and year above written.-
Sealed & Delivered}
In the prefence of}
Signed: Mary Clayton
Wm. Tindall Signed: Stacy Potts Seal