Victory Parade

MS 64.  Literal transcription – misspellings are left intact, xxx denotes illegible word, italicized items are my own comments for clarification.  Please note that in some instance, the letter “s” may have been replaced with the letter “f,” as was the custom at that time – TG.

This Indenture made the twelfth day of August one thousand seven hundred and seventy three Between Benjamin Biles of Trenton in the Province of West Jersey of the on part and Robert Lettis Hooper, Junior and Margaret his Wife of the other Part, Whereas William Hope and Rebeccah his Wife by Indentures of Lease and Re Lease, Dated the sixteenth and seventeenth Days of September 1749 did convey unto John Bainbridge, Senior of Trenton, deceased One certain Lott of Land situate in Trenton containing five Acres and one quarter of Land – And Whereas Nathaniel Rofsel by Deed Dated the thirteenth Day of January 1729 Did Grant and Convey unto the said John Bainbridge one other Lott of Land lying in Trenton aforesaid containing fifteen Acres with allowance for Highways – And Whereas James Trent by Indenture of Bargain & Sale Dated January 29th 1729 did Convey unto the said John Bainbridge One other Lott or Parcell of Land, containing fifteen Acres – And Whereas the said John Bainbridge by Deed bearing Date the 20th Day of February 1732 did Bargain and sell All the three Lotts of Land unto his fon John Bainbridge, which last mentioned John Bainbridge and Mary his Wife, by xxx bearing Date the 20th Day of May 1737 did convey all the abovesaid Three Lotts unto Samuel Biles and Elizabeth Biles, containing in the Whole by said Deed thirty five acres & one quarter of Land, as by the several Recited Deeds of Conveyance relation being thereunto had will at large appear And the said Samuel Biles being so seized of a part thereof did afterwards depart this Life by reason Whereof the said Elizabeth Biles in Conjunction with the said Benjamin Biles, heir apparent to the said Samuel Bilos, Deceased did Divide the same after a re-survey of the whole being made, or said to be made, and which was said to be found to contain thirty three Acres three Rood and seventy one perches and said to be Returned into the Surveyor Generalls Office in the City of Burlington which doth not appear on the Records in said Office therefore the said Robert Lettis Hooper and Margaret his Wife hath caused the part, portion or share of the said Elizabeth Biles of all the aforesaid three Lotts of Land to be Resurveyed as by the Return thereof in the Surveyor Generals’ office in the said City of Burlington Will appear, And Whereas the said Elizabeth Biles & Benjamin Biles did on the sixteenth Day of July one thousand seven hundred & forty four remise & Release to each other for the consideration of five shillings their & each of their respective portions or Shares of in and to the whole of the said three Lotts of Land as by the Part of the said Elizabeth Biles will appear, but the said Elizabeth Biles xxx since dead and the Release from the said Benjamin Biles unto the said Elizabeth Biles not appearing and being supposed to be distroyed or lost, and the said Elizabeth Biles deceased not doubting the Legality of her Title to a Moiety or Share of the said Lotts actually Divided as aforesaid did by her a Codicil to her last Will and Testament, dated the twelfth Day of February one thousand seven hundred & seventy two, Give and Afsigns for ever all  that her share and part of the aforesaid three Lotts of Land so Divided as aforesaid, as by the said Will & Codicil thereto annexed filed in the Register Office in the City of Burlington will appear Now this Indenture Witnefseth that the said Benjamin Biles being sensible that he hath no Right or Claim in & to said part or share of the said three Lotts of Land so Divided & Marked out for the said Elizabeth ^ Biles Deceased, as well as for the Consideration of five Shillings Lawful Money of New Jersey to him in Hand Paid by the said Robert Lettis Hooper the Receipt whereof is hereby Confefsed and Acknowledged, hath Granted, Remised, Released, Quit claimed & confirmed, and by these Presents doth fully freely, clearly and absolutely Grant, Remise, Release and forever Quit Claim unto the Said Robert Lettis Hooper & Margaret his Wife and to their Heirs and Afsigns forever All the Estate, Right, Title, Use Pofsefsion, Property, Claim or Demand which the said Benjamin Biles now hath, or had or ^could or might have Claimed by force of the Recited Deed of Conveyance or by any other ways or Means whatsoever of in and to the said Lott of Land Resurveyed as aforesaid, Beginning at a Spanish Oak Tree marked for a Cornor of Nathan Beakes Land thence by said Beake Land, South thirty nine Degrees West Eight Chains and sixty Links to a Hickery Corner in the Line of Hezekiah Howels Land, then by the said Howels Land, South forty six degrees and thirty Minutes East three Chains and sixty four Links to a Black Oak Tree marked on two sides with three Notches & a Blaze above each of them thence by the said Howels and William Tuckers Land South twenty one Degrees West fourteen Chain to a White Flint Stone planted for a Corner; thence by Land of Stacey Potts, South thirty seven Degrees and forty five Minutes West Six Chains and eight Links to the Pennington Road; thence along said Road, South thirty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes Eaft, seven Chains & seven Links to a Quarry Stone for a Corner; thence North twenty one Degrees East thirty one Chaines to the most Northerly Post of Nathan Beaks’s Gate for a Corner, thence by said Beakes Land North forty nine Degrees & thirty Minutes West five Chains and forty Links to the pace of Beginning, Containing fifteen Acres xxx xxx of an acre and twelve Perches To have and to hold all and singular the hereby Granted & Released Premifs & every part thereof with the Appurtenances unto them the said Robert Lettis Hooper & Margaret his Wife to the only proper Use Benefit, and Behoof of them the said Robert Lettis Hooper & Margaret his Wife their Heirs and Afsigns for every, In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto put my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written-

Signed Sealed & delivered}

In the Presence of}

Signed: Isaac Smith                                                    Signed: Benj’n Biles Seal

            Isa’c Pearson Rodman

Hunterdon Lot 

            Personally appeared before one Isaac Smith Esquire one of his Majesty’s Judges for said County Benjamin Biles, and Acknowledged this Indenture to be his Act and Deed and as such Desired it might be Recorded Witnefs my Hand this 13th Day of August 1773-

                                                            Signed: Isaac Smith

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