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Dr. John Stites - property dealings


Deed – Secretary of State, New York.

Deed Book 25, pgs 255-256


John Stites & wife Susannah
and
Gerrit H. Van Wagenen 

This Indenture made the sixteenth day of July in the year of the Independence of the United States of America and in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety three between John Stites of Elizabeth Town in the State of New Jersey and Susannah his wife of the first part and Gerrit H. Van Wagenen of the City of New York of the second part 

Witnesseth that the said John Stites and Susannah his wife for and in consideration of the sum of nine hundred pounds and twelve shillings lawful money of the State of New York to him in hand paid by the said Gerrit H. Van Wagenen the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained and sold, alienate release and confirm unto the said Gerrit H. Van Wagenen in his actual possession now being by virtue of these presents and by force of the statute in such case made and provided, and to his heirs and assigns forever 

All those certain twelve lotts, pieces or parcels of lands situate and being in the Eleventh Township one of the twenty Townships laid out on the west side of the Unadilla River in the County of Otsego and State of New York and disposed of by the Commissioners of the Land Office for the said State of New York being known and distinguished on the Map thereof filed by the Surveyor General in the Secretary’s Office by Lots number sixty six, sixty seven, sixty nine, seventy, seventy one, seventy two, seventy three, seventy four, eighty one, eighty two, eighty three, and one hundred as also the one undivided half of lot number eighty nine the said twelve and one half lots containing in the whole three thousand two hundred and seventy five acres more or less Together with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances thereof and all profits, commodities and advantages emoluments and hereditaments to whatsoever to the said premises hereby granted belonging or in any wise appertaining And also the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents and services of all and singular the said premises hereby granted and of every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances And also all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever both in law and equity the said John Stites and Susannah his wife of in and to all and singular the said premises hereby granted and of in and to every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances 

To have and to hold all and singular the said hereditaments and premises hereby granted and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Gerrit H. Van Wagenen his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Gerrit H. Van Wagenen his heirs and assigns forever And the said John Stites for himself and his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said Gerrit H. Van Wagenen his heirs and assigns that he the said John Stites and his heirs the said lots, pieces or parcels of land above described and hereby granted and conveyed and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Gerrit H. Van Wagenen his heirs and assigns against him the said John Stites his heirs and assigns and all and every other person or persons whom soever shall and will warrant and forever defend 

In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written     John Stites    Susannah Stites 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of,  An erasure on part of the 9th and 10th lines from the top between the words of and there ............ Mary Smith, John Stites jnr.

Be it remembered that on the twenty third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three before me John Ray one of the Masters in Chancery for the State of New York personally appeared John Stites and Susannah his wife who severally acknowledged they signed and sealed and delivered the within written Indenture as their voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned; and the said Susannah being examined by me privately and apart from her said husband acknowledged she executed the same without any fear threat or compulsion of her said husband. And I having perused the said Indenture and finding therein no material erasures or interlineations (except that noted) do allow the said Indenture to be recorded.  John Ray 

The preceding Indenture was recorded at the request of Gerrit H. Van Wagenen and is a true copy of the original (words and Susannah 2nd line and as 18th line this page wrote on Rasure) Compared therewith this 13th November 1793

By me  Lewis A. Scott Secretary


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