Victory Parade

MS 51.  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” has been replaced with the letter “f,” as was the custom at that time – TG.

Title:  William Ely and Jemima his wife to Abraham Hunt

In pencil: 23 Oct 1764

This Indenture Made the Twenty Third Day of October in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty four Between William Ely of Trenton in the County of Hunterdon and Province of New Jersey and Jemima his wife Testifyeing by her Signing and Sealing to these presents of the one part and Abraham Hunt of Trenton in the County of Hunterdon and Province aforesaid Merch (Merchant) of the Other part, Whereas Benjamin Biles of Trenton by Deed bearing date the fifteenth day of August Anno (1754) Did Convey Unto the Said William Ely a Certain Lott or Parcel of Land Situate in Trenton as by the Said Deed recourse being thereunto had Will More at Large Appear, Now This Indenture Witnefseth, that the Said William Ely for and in Consideration of the Sum of Twenty one Pounds and fifteen Shillings To him in hand Paid by the Said Abraham Hunt at and before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents, the receipt Whereof he the Said William Ely Doth hereby Acknowledge and Whereof Doth Acquit, release and Discharge the Said Abraham Hunt his heirs Executors Admin’rs (Administrators) and every of them forever by these presents, Hath granted, bargained, Sold, Aliened, Enfeoffed, released, Conveyed, and Confirmed, and by these presents doth fully Clearly and Absolutely grant, bargain, Sell, Alien, Enfeoff, release, Convey and Confirm Unto the Said Abraham Hunt and to his heirs and Afsigns forever a Certain Peice or parcel of Ground Situate in Trenton being a part of the land Above Mentioned Which is Bounded as followeth, Viz Beginning at a black Oak in the line of Andrew Reed’s Land being Also a Cornor to a Lott xxx to Stacy Potts and runs from thence by Said Lott South fifty Degrees west four Chains and fifty three Links to a Stone by by Hopewell roade then by the Said roade North forty Degrees West Three Chain s and Twenty Nine Links to Joseph Greens Corner then by Said Green North Seventeen Degrees East four Chains and fifteen links to the Cornor of Said Andrew Read and and So is bounded by the Said Reed South fifty Degrees East five Chains and fifty Nine links to the place of Beginning Containing one Acre Three rood and Ten Pearches, of land, Together With all and Singular the Ways Waters fences, Rights Liberties Priviledges Hereditaments and Appurtenances Whatsoever to the Said lott of land and Premifses belonging or in Any Wise Appertaining And all the Estate right title Intrest Property Pofsefsion Claim and Demand Whatsoever of him the Said William Ely and his heirs both in law and Equity of in and to the hereby granted land and Premifses and every part thereof, and the reversions and remainders rents Ifsues and profits thereof, To Have And to hold, the Said Lott of Land and Premifses hereby Granted With the Appurtenances Unto the Said Abraham Hunt his heirs and Afsigns, To the only Sole use benefit and behoof, of the Said Abraham Hunt his heirs and Afsigns forever, And the Said William Ely for him Selfe his his Executors Doth Covenant Grant and Agree to and With the Said Abraham Hunt his heirs Executors and afsigns, that he the Said William Ely Now at the time of the Ensealing and Delivery of these presents is the true, Sole and Absolute owner of all and Singular the lands and Premifses hereby granted With their appurtenances And that he  Now is Lawfully and rightfully Seized thereof in his owne right of a good Sure Absolute and Indefeazable Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple, And that he now hath Good right full Power Lawfull and Absolute Authority in him Selfe to grant bargain and Sell the Said Land and premifses Unto the Said Abraham Hunt his heirs and afsigns forever According to the true Intent and Meaning of these presents, And that he the Said William Ely and his heirs the Said land and premifses unto the Said Abraham Hunt his heirs and afsigns forever Against all Persons Shall and Will Warrant and forever Defend, And further the Said William Ely and his and every other person Any thing Claiming in the Said Premifses under him or them Shall and Will at any time or times hereafter at the reasonable request Cost and Charge in the Law of the Said Abraham Hunt his heirs or afsigns Make do Suffer Execute and Acknowledge or Cause to be done all and every Such further and other Conveyances and Afsurances in Law for the further better and More perfect Afsuring and Conveying the Said Premifses Unto the Said Abraham Hunt his heirs and afisgns forever, by Which Conveyances and Afsurances in Law as he the Said Abraham Hunt his heirs or afsigns or his or their Council Learned in the Law Shall Advise Devise or require In Witnefs Whereof the Parties first above Mentioned hath hereunto Set their hands and Seals the day and Year Above Written, Anno 1764

Sealed and Deliv’d In the Presence of

Signed:  Conrad Kotts

Signed:  John Chambers

                                                                                    Signed: William Ely Wax Seal

                                                                                    Signed: Jemima Ely Wax Seal

Verso Top Left: 

Received of Abraham Hunt the full Consideration money for the Conveying of the Lands Within Specifyed

                        By Me  Signed:  William Ely


Signed: John Chambers

Signed: Conrad Kotts

Verso Top Middle: Memorandum that on the 23rd Day of Feb’y 1770 personally appeared before me Isaac Smith one of the Judges of the Court of common Pleas for the County of Hunterdon Conrad Kotts one of the Subscribing Witnefses to within Indenture who being duly qualifyed did declare & affirm that he saw William Ely & Jemima his wife signed sealed & executed the within Indenture for the Ufes & Purpofes therein mentioned

Proved the Day & Year abovesaid

before me

                                    Signed: Isaac Smith


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