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John Stites - property dealings


Deed - Essex County, New Jersey.

Book H, pg.143


Samuel Tyler and wife
to
John Stites, Matthias Denman and William Steele 

This Indenture made this eleventh day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four between Samuel Tyler of Springfield in the County of Essex and State of New Jersey and Mary his wife of the one part; and John Stites, Matthias Denman and William Steele of the County and State aforesaid; of the other part as trustees for the use and benefit of the Columbian Manufacturing Society 

Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifteen pounds lawful money of the State of New Jersey to the said Samuel Tyler and Mary his wife, in hand well and truly paid by the said John Stites, Matthias Denman and William Steele, at the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and they the said John Stites, Matthias Denman and William Steele thereof and therefrom are acquitted, exonerated, and forever discharge, they the said Samuel Tyler and Mary his wife, have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released, enfeoffed, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, enfeoff, convey and confirm unto the said John Stites, Matthias Denman and William Steele their heirs and assigns forever, in trust for the purpose of digging and flowing for the use and benefit of the proprietors of the Columbian Manufacturing Society, and to their successors forever 

All that certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in Springfield aforesaid
Beginning at the South side of Window, in the West side and seven links from the Southwest corner, of the Factory Mill, twenty five links;
thence North seventy degrees West, two chains and seventy five links to the West side of the road leading from Springfield to Canoe Brook,
thence South fifty degrees and forty minutes West, forty links along said road;
thence North eighty degrees West, one chain;
thence South forty seven degrees and thirty minutes West, fifty links;
thence North seventy six degrees West, two chains and eighty three links to the Parsonage land;
thence North, seventeen degrees and ten minutes East, three chains and forty seven links to the North East corner of said Parsonage land;
thence North fifty nine degrees West, two chains;
thence North twenty seven degrees and ten minutes West, one chain and eighty nine links;
thence North fifty nine degrees and forty five minutes West, one chain and fifty links;
thence North eighty six degrees and thirty five minutes West, two chains and thirty one links;
thence North fifty nine degrees West, one chain and thirty two links;
thence North eighteen degrees and forty minutes West, two chains and twenty nine links, to where the Race is cut between the two ponds;
thence North thirty seven degrees and forty five minutes West, two chains and thirteen links along said Race to the South East side of the large Pond;
thence South seventy six degrees and forty five minutes West, one chain along the side of said Pond;
thence South thirty five degrees and forty five minutes West, one chain and thirty seven links;
thence North seventy two degrees and ten minutes West, five chains and twenty five links which runs sixteen links on the South side of the Dam;
thence North twenty five degrees and twenty five minutes West, three chains and three links to where the Race from Jonas Wade’s Mill falls into said large pond;
thence South eighty five degrees and forty five minutes West, one chain and eighty four links;
thence South thirty five degrees and thirty minutes west, nine chains twenty four links to the land of the said Jonas Wade;
thence North fifty four degrees and thirty minutes West, twenty five links to the line of Samuel Tyler and William Steele;
thence North thirty five degrees and thirty minutes East, nine chains and twenty five links along said line;
thence North eighty five degrees and forty five minutes East, one chain and eighty five links near to a large apple tree at the edge of the Pond;
thence North twenty five degrees and twenty five minutes West, one chain and sixty three links to the line of the said William Steele;
thence South sixty one degrees and thirty minutes East, two chains and fifty links;
thence North forty degrees and fifty five minutes East, one chain;
thence North seventeen degrees and forty five minutes West, two chains and twenty one links to a Pepperage Tree or spire;
thence North four degrees and fifty five minutes East, one chain and seventy links to a large Whitewood tree;
thence North fifty eight degrees and twenty minutes West, two chains and sixty five links;
thence North thirty one degrees and fifteen minutes East, three chains and twenty nine links to a Basswood tree or spire in the line of Elijah Woodruff;
thence South forty two degrees and twenty minutes East, six chains;
thence South sixty one degrees and twenty minutes East, seven chains to a large Whitewood tree standing on the Southeast side of the large Pond;
thence South twenty eight degrees and fifty minutes West, one chain and six links;
thence South forty one degrees and ten minutes West, three chains and sixty links to the North East side of the Race cut between the two ponds;
thence South thirty seven degrees and fifty minutes East, two chains and thirty four links along said Race to the edge of a small pond;
thence North eighty two degrees and forty five minutes East, three chains;
thence South seventy six degrees and ten minutes East, two chains and ninety links;
thence South three degrees and fifteen minutes East, three chains and twenty two links;
thence North eighty one degrees and twenty five minutes East, three chains and seventy links to a red oak sapling;
thence North forty seven degrees and thirty five minutes East, ninety one links;
thence North twenty three degrees and twenty five minutes East, one chain and eighty four links;
thence North thirty degrees and forty five minutes West, three chains and twelve links;
thence North five degrees and twenty minutes East, one chain and thirty three links;
thence North twenty eight degrees and twenty minutes West, ninety three links;
thence North three degrees and fifty minutes West, one chain and two links to a small white oak sapling;
thence North six degrees and thirty minutes East, ninety two links to the line of Elijah Woodruff;
thence South eighty three degrees and twenty minutes East, fifty links along the line of the said Elijah Woodruff;
thence South seven degrees West, eighty nine links;
thence South thirteen degrees and twenty minutes East, one chain and twenty links;
thence South sixty five degrees and fifty minutes East, one chain and twenty three links to a Buttonwood spire;
thence South thirty nine degrees and fifty minutes East, two chains to a Buttonwood spire;
thence South seven degrees West, one chain and sixty two links;
thence South twenty seven degrees and ten minutes West, three chains and thirty six links;
thence South twenty five degrees and thirty five minutes East, two chains and sixty seven links;
thence South sixty degrees and ten minutes West, four chains;
thence South thirty nine degrees and thirty minutes East, two chains and fifty two links to a small oak sapling;
thence South eighty nine degrees East, two chains and nine links to the aforesaid road;
thence South thirty five degrees and fifteen minutes West, one chain and five links;
thence South sixty nine degrees and fifty five minutes East, two chains and sixty five links to the place of beginning at the aforesaid Window?. 

Containing eleven and one half acres, over, above, beside, and except an island in the large pond covered with wood, and computed at one acre and one half, which said Samuel Tyler and Mary his wife except, reserve, unto and keep for themselves their heirs and assigns any thing herein contained to the contrary not withstanding also all the land on which the Factory Mill House, now erected by the said Columbia Manufacturing Society, stands together with so much more land to the Southward and Westward of the said building, as that another building may be erected, which two building together will be of the dimensions of eighty four feet in length and thirty feet in breadth, together with one road entirely round the two building, which road of land the said Samuel Tyler is to be allowed the use for a road if he chooses to make use of it as such 

Together with all and singular the edifices, buildings, ways, waters, water courses, lands meadows, hereditaments, privileges, and appurtenances, whatsoever to the said premises (the aforesaid Island excepted) belonging or in any wise appertaining, and also all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of them the said Samuel Tyler and Mary his wife, of, in, and to the above granted and bargained premises, and of, in, and to every part and parcel thereof (the aforesaid Island excepted) 

To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises (the aforesaid Island excepted) with all their appurtenances unto them the said John Stites, Matthias Denman and William Steele, and to their heirs and assigns, in trust as aforesaid, to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of them the said John Stites, Matthias Denman and William Steele, their heirs and assigns forever in trust as aforesaid. 

And the said Samuel Tyler for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators doth covenant, grant and agree, to and with the said John Stites, Matthias Denman and William Steele their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, trustees as aforesaid, that he the said Samuel Tyler now is the true, sole, and lawful owner of all and singular, the above granted and bargained premises with all the appurtenances, and every part and parcel thereof, and also that he the said Samuel Tyler, now hath good right, full power, and lawful authority, in his own right, to give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, enfeoff, convey and confirm, the above described premises with the appurtenances unto the said John Stites, Matthias Denman and William Steele their heirs and assigns forever, in trust as aforesaid, according to the true intent and meaning of these presents 

And also, that he the said Samuel Tyler shall and will, at all times forever after suffer and permit the said John Stites, Matthias Denman and William Steele their heirs and assigns, in trust as aforesaid, peaceable and quietly to have, hold, use, occupy and possess and enjoy all and singular the above granted and bargained premises, without let, trouble, hindrance, molestation, interruption, or demand of him the said Samuel Tyler, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, and of all and every other person and persons whatsoever. And also that he the said Samuel Tyler, the above granted and bargained premises, with the appurtenances (the aforesaid Island excepted) in the quiet and peaceable possession of them the said John Stites, Matthias Denman and William Steele their heirs and assigns, in trust as aforesaid, against all and every person and persons whatever will warrant and defend by these presents 

In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seal the day and year above written
Samll Tyler (seal), Mary Tyler (seal)
 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us  William Muchmore, Samuel Ross 

N.B. the words “to a button” in the fourth page and between the fourth and fifth lines from the top interlined before the sealing and delivery. also the words “purpose of digging and flowing for the” in the first page between the twentieth and twenty one lines from the top interlined. And the word in the fourth page and the fourth line from the bottom between the words “lands” and “meadow” was erased before the sealing and delivery. 

Acknowledgment
Samuel Tyler came before me Jonas Wade one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Essex and acknowledge that he executed and delivered the written Deed for the uses and purposes therein expressed.
Taken this 14th day of May 1803 before me 
Jonas Wade
 

Transfer of Trusteeship
Know all men by these presents that I John Stites of Elizabeth Town in the County of Essex and State of New Jersey one of the trustees in the foregoing instrument named, for diverse good causes and consideration, and by and with the consent and approbation of all persons concerned, do by these presents remise, release, assign and transfer, unto Matthias Denman of Springfield within named all my Trusteeship, power and authority vested in me by the foregoing deed or instrument of Trust.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of September eighteen hundred and one.
John Stites (seal)
 

Sealed and delivered in presence of  Betsey Denman, Aaron Denman 

Received in the office 28th June 1803
 

LDS Film #911902
 


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