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Dr. John Stites - property dealings


Deed – Secretary of State, New York.

Deed Book 26, pgs 105 – 106


John Stites & wife Susannah
and
Henry Ten Brook 

This Indenture made the sixteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three and the eighteenth of our Independence between John Stites of Elizabeth Town in the State of New Jersey Merchant and Susannah his wife of the first part and Henry Ten Brook of the City of New York Merchant  of the second part 

Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand and seventy nine  pounds thirteen shillings and four pence current money of the State of New York to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained sold remised released aliened and confirmed by these presents do grant bargain sell remise release aline and confirm unto the said party of the second All those certain fourteen 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 Tioga and State of New York and disposed of by the Commissioners of the Land Office to L.M. Cutting Esq. and by him to the grantor, being known and distinguished on the Map thereof filed in the Secretary’s Office by the Surveyor General of the State of New York by Lots numbers fifty four, fifty five, fifty six, fifty seven, eighty seven, eighty eight, ninety two, ninety three, ninety four, ninety five, ninety six, ninety seven, ninety eight, ninety nine and one hundred and half of lot number eighty nine; the said fourteen  and one half lots containing three thousand seven 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 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 of 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 the said hereditaments and premises hereby granted and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Henry Ten Brook his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Henry Ten Brook his heirs and assigns forever And the said John Stites for himself and his heirs executors and administrators to covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said Henry Ten Brook his heirs and assigns that he the said John Stites and his heirs the said lotts, pieces or parcels of land above described and hereby granted and conveyed and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Henry Ten Brook his heirs and assigns against him the said John Stites his heirs and assigns for all and every other person or persons lawfully claiming by or under him 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 above written     John Stites    Susannah Stites 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of  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 and acknowledged they signed 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 there appearing no material erasures or interlineations in the said Indenture I do allow the same to be recorded. 
John Ray 

The preceding Indenture was recorded at the request of Henry Ten Brook therein named and is a true copy of the original (words in 2nd line obliterated) compared therewith this 8th day of July 1794
By me  Lewis A. Scott Secretary


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