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Dr. John Stites - property dealings


Deed - Essex County, New Jersey. 

Book F, pgs 116


John Stites and Susanna
to
Margaret Manning 

This Indenture made the first day of April Anno Dimini one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven, Between John Stites of Elizabeth Town in County of Essex and State of New Jersey Gentleman and Susanna his wife of the first part and Margaret Manning widow of the late James Manning of Providence Rhode Island plantations of the second part 

Witnesseth that the said John Stites and Susanna his wife for and in consideration of the sum of twelve hundred and fifty dollars in gold or silver to them in hand paid by the said Margaret Manning before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt thereof is hereby given and acknowledged and the said Margaret Manning is thereof and there from discharged fully discharged by these presents have given, granted, sold, conveyed and confirmed by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said Margaret Manning his (sic) heirs and assigns forever 

All that messuage tenement and lot of land situate lying and being in the Borough of Elizabeth aforesaid Beginning
at the South East corner of Stephen Wheeler’s house,
thence running North thirty three degrees East one chain and thirty seven links to a stake,
thence South sixty three and a half degrees East nineteen links to a stake,
thence North thirty two degrees East three chains and eighty two links to Elizabeth Town Creek,
thence down the creek fifty links,
thence South twenty four and a half degrees West one chain and thirty seven links to the line between Joseph Gibbs and Benjamin Smith,
thence South thirty six degrees West three chains and eighty four links to the road,
thence along the road South sixty three and a half degrees West sixty six links to the beginning corner,

together with all and singular the buildings improvements hereditaments and appurtenances to the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining and also all the estate, right, title, interest, possessions property claim and demand whatsoever of them the said John Stites and Susanna of, in, and to the said lot of land premises both in law and equity 

To have and to hold all and singular the above goods and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereto belonging unto the said Margaret Manning her heirs and assigns forever, to their only proper use benefit and behoof of her and her heirs and assigns, and the said John Stites for himself his heirs and assigns doth covenant and agree to and with the said Margaret Manning her heirs and assigns that he the said John Stites his heirs, executors and administrators all and singular the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances unto her the said Margaret Manning her heirs and assigns against the lawful claim and demand of all and every person or persons whatsoever, and further that he is fully possessed of all right, just claim and title, and that the said Margaret Manning her heirs and assigns shall peaceably and quietly hold and enjoy all and singular the premises hereby bargained and sold, clear of all dowers, mortgages, judgments, executions and from all incumbrances of every kind whatsoever, and will warrant and defend by these presents 

In witness whereof the parties of these presents set their hands and seal the day and year above written
John Stites (seal),  Susannah Stites (seal)

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Baltir? Sharp,  William Higgins 

Acknowledgment
Essex County, State of New Jersey

Personally came and appeared before me Jeremiah Ballard, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for said County John Stites the above grantor who acknowledged that he executed the same as his voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein expressed
Elizabeth Town January 22, 1802    Jeremiah Ballard,        J. Parkhurst Clerk 

Received in the office February 8, 1802


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