MS 124. 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,” as was the custom at that time– TG.
To all Christain People to whome this may come know ye that I William Ellis son of Mark Ellis Deceased for and in Consideration of Thirty Pounds to me in hand paid by Silvester Doyle of Trenton my Brother in Law, Do Hereby Remise, Release and forever quit Claim unto the said Silvester Doyle and his Heirs and afsigns forever, all my Right, Title, Interest Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said William Ellis, of in or unto a Certain Tract of Land and Plantation situate in Nottingham Township Burlington County, Adjoining the Lands of Benjamin Biles, Richard Mount, John Farris, James Huston & William West Containing One Hundred & thirty six Acres More or Lefs, and which said Tract of Land was the Property of the said Mark Ellis Deceased, To Have and to hold the said Tract of Land and Plantation with the Appurtenances, unto the said Silvester Doyle his Heirs and Afsigns to the only Proper use benefit and behoof of the said Silvester Doyle his Heirs and afsigns forever In Witnefs whereof the said William Ellis Hath hereunto set his Hand & Seal the second Day of July feventeen Hundred & Eighty five in 1785.
Sealed & Delivered}
In presence of } Signed: William Ellis
Signed: Cha’s Axford jun.