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Dr. John Stites - property dealings


Deed – Tioga County, New York State.

Book 4, pg 394.


John Stites
&
Gozen Ryerss 

This indenture made the twentieth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six Between John Stites of the County of Essex and State of New Jersey gentleman of the one part and Gozen Ryerss of the County of Richmond and State of New York Esquire of the other part 

Witnesseth that the said John Stites for and in consideration of the sum of five thousand pounds lawful money of the State of New York to him in hand paid at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents by the said Gozen Ryerss the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged and the said Gozen Ryerss his heirs executors and administrators forever released and discharged from the same by these presents Hath granted bargained sold aliened remised released conveyed assured enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien remise release convey assure enfeoff and confirm fully freely and absolutely unto the said Gozen Ryerss his heirs and assigns forever all and singular the following lots and parcels of land being part and parcel of the land contained in two several Patents granted by the people of New York unto Nicole Floyd which Patents are recorded in the Public Records of the State of New York That is to say 

- those contained in the tract known by the name of the first tract patented to the said Nicole Floyd in the Township of Sidney? and now in the County of Tioga late Montgomery County and in the State of New York and land laid down in the Survey or General Map and mentioned in a deed from the said Nicole Floyd to Elias Bondinot by lotts
-number one containing four hundred and six acres and one half
-numbers five, fourteen, fifteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty and twenty one each of which last mentioned lots contains five? hundred and twenty seven acres of land

-and also all those several lots in a tract of land known by the name of the fourth tract in the Township and County aforesaid and laid down on the Survey or General Map thereof to wit
-all the one equal half part of three hundred and thirty six acres being the West half of lot number two and lot number four containing six hundred and nine acres and three quarters of an acre
- and lot number eight containing six hundred and eighty six acres and three quarters of an acre
The whole of the several tracts of land above mentioned and described contain six thousand five hundred and ninety hundredth of an acre 

And also all those four other several lots of land situate and being in the Township of Norwich in the North West quarter of the fifteenth Township it being one of the twenty Townships West ofn the Unadilla River in the State aforesaid and granted by the people of the State of New York to Leonard M. Cutting and by him to the aforesaid grantor viz.
- lot No. one  and all of said lot excepting fifty rods wide on South side of said lot sold to Josh. Brown junr. and Joseph Meeker the whole lot containing two hundred and ninety acres an done half and nine perches which is now contracted for by Josiah Brown at forty shillings per acre and subject to said contract and
- lot number thirty six containing two hundred and forty six acres 4R&35P
- likewise lot number forty four containing two hundred and fifty four acres & 1/2
- and likewise lot number forty six containing two hundred and sixty six acres 2R&4P thereof
The last two lots being and situate at the SE corner of the said North West quarter of said Township and No. 44 adjoining on the South and 36 on the North bounded on the quarter line of said quarter of the Township and by lots No. 25, 37 + 43 on the West and North sides the aforesaid lots last mentioned contains about nine hundred and ninety eight acres of land be the same more or less

Together with all and singular the appurtenances and advantages whatsoever unto the said above mentioned and described premises in any wise appertaining and belonging and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof and also all the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever or will in law as in equity of the said John Stites of in and to the same and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances 

To have and to hold the above granted bargained and described premises with the appurtenances unto the said Gozen Ryerss his heirs and assigns for their own proper use benefit and behoof forever and the said John Stites for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant promises grant and agree to and with the said Gozen Ryerss his heirs and assigns that the said John Stites now hath a good right full power and lawful authority to grant bargain sell and convey in fee simple all and singular the several lots and premises above described with the appurtenances unto the said Gozen Ryerss his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Stites for himself his heirs and assigns doth covenant and agree that the above granted premises and every part and parcel thereof  with the appurtenances now are and forever hereafter shall be and remain unto the said Gozen Ryerss his heirs and assigns free and absolutely clear discharged and unencumbered of and from all former grants bargains sales dowers and other titles charges estates or incumbrances of what nature and kind soever have made committed done or suffered or to be made committed done or suffered by the said John Stites his heirs and assigns or by any other person or persons whomsoever any thing having or claiming in the premises hereby granted bargained alienated and released and also that the said John Stites and his heirs and all and every other person or persons whomsoever lawfully or equitably deriving any estated right title or interest of in or to the herein before granted premises by from and under or in trust for him shall and will at any time or times hereafter upon the reasonable request at the proper costs and charges in the law of the said Gozen Ryerss his heirs and assigns make all and execute or cause or procure to be made done and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable conveyances and assurances in the law for the better and more effectually vesting and confirming the premises hereby intended to be granted in and to the said Gozen Ryerss his heirs and assigns forever as by the said Gozen Ryerss or his heirs or assigns or his or their counsel learned in the law shall be reasonably ……?  advered or required And the said John Stites for himself his heirs executors and administrators will warrant and by these presents forever defend the above described and released premises and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Gozen Ryerss his heirs and assigns forever 

In witness whereof the parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written the words “and in the State of New York” in the above Indenture being first interlined between the 11th + 12th lines.
John Stites (seal)
 

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
John P. Ryers, Margaret de Hart 

This deed executed by John Stites to Gozen Ryerss was recorded the 7th day of October 1802 at 11 o’clock. 

State of New York ss.
On the twenty first day of October in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight before me personally came John P. Ryerss of the subscribing witnesses to the execution of the within conveyance to me known and who I am satisfied knew John Stites the person described in and who executed the same conveyance who being duly sworn did say that he knew him as such and that he was present and saw him duly execute it and that he the deponent and Margaret de Hart signed their names as witnesses thereto and also I having examined it and finding no material erasures or interlineations therein except those notes do allow it to be recorded
James Hughes Master in Chancery 

LDS Film # 816042
 

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