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Dr. John Stites - property dealings


Deed – Secretary of State, New York.

Deed Book 25, pgs 137 – 139


John Stites & wife Susannah
and
Theodosius Fowler and Thomas Salter 

This Indenture made the twelfth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three between John Stites of Elizabeth Town in the State of New Jersey Merchant and Susanna his wife of the first part and Theodosius Fowler and Thomas Salter of the City of New York Merchants of the second part 

Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of four thousand six hundred and ninety three pounds three shillings and four pence currant money of the State of New York to them in hand paid by the said parties of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained, sold, remised, released, aliened and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, remise, release, alien and confirm unto the said parties of the second part 

All that certain tract or parcel of lands situate lying and being in the County of Tioga and State of New York being the North East and North West quarterly parts of Township number eleven of the twenty Townships land out for State on the west side of the Unadella River as the said quarter parts are bounded and described in the Map and Field Book thereof filed in the Secretary’s of the said State the same containing about thirteen thousand one hundred acres be the same more or less together with all and singular the appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining with all the estate right, title, property, interest, claim or demand whatsoever of them the said parties of the first part of in or to the premises or any part thereof with the remainder and remainders, reversion and reversions, rents, issues and profits of all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances 

To have and to hold all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances unto the said parties of the second part their heirs and assigns forever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants excepting and always reserving out of this present grant and release and from the operation thereof the following lot or parcel of land, that is to say, Lot number ten in the said Township containing two hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less with the appurtenances as thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, 

and the said parties of the first part for themselves their and each of their heirs and executors and administrators do by these presents grant, covenant, promise and agree to and with the said parties of the second part their heirs and assigns that at the time of the execution of these presents they have in themselves a full clear and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple in the above granted premises and every part thereof, and that the same are clear of all encumbrances and former conveyances whatsoever, and the said parties of the first part and their heirs and assigns the said hereby granted premises and every part thereof except as before executed with the appurtenances unto the said parties of the second part their heirs and assigns against them the said parties of the first part their heirs and assigns or any other person lawfully claiming or to claim any estate, right, title or interest to the same or any part thereof, shall and will warrant and by these presents forever defend. 

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

Sealed and delivered in the presence of  John Pearson, Robt Welman

Be it remembered that on the twelfth day of July 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 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 freely and without any fear threat or compulsion of her said husband. And there appearing no erasures or interlineations I do allow the said Indenture to be recorded.  John Ray 

Received on the day and year within mentioned of the within named grantees the sum of four thousand six hundred and ninety three pounds three shillings and four pence being the consideration money within expressed to be paid    John Stites

Witness   John Pearson,  Robt. Welman 

The preceding Indenture was recorded at the request of Theodosius Fowler examined and compared with the original this 31st July 1793 (page 137 line 3 “Jersey”; page 138 line 21 part of the parties and line 23 “present” wrote on the erasures; page 139 at 3rd line “to be paid” interlined. By me  Robt Haspur?


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