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Dr. John Stites - property dealings


Deed –New York Conveyances 

Deed Book 41, pgs 133
 

Recorded at the request of John Stites of the City of New York Merchant this fifteenth day of May in the year of our Lord 1784. 

This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four Between Abel Hardenbrook Senr of the City of New York Gentleman of the one part and John Stites of the said City Merchant of the other part 

Witnesseth that he the said Abel Hardenbrook for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand five hundred pounds current money of New York to him in hand paid by the said John Stites the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said John Stites in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole year by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession and to his heirs and assigns 

All that certain messuage dwelling house and a lot of ground situate in Montgomery Ward of the City of New York and bounded as follows
Southerly in front by Queens Street
Westerly by a house and lot of John Elsworth
in the rear by the lot hereinafter granted and
Easterly by Beekman Street
being the corner containing in front in breadth and rear twenty five feet and in length on both sides one hundred feet the same more or less 

Also all that certain store house and lot of ground situate in the City and Ward aforesaid and bounded as follows
in front on Beekman Street
Southerly partly by the lot before mentioned and partly by the lot of said John Elsworth
in the rear by ground of Samuel Franklin and
Northerly by ground of Cornelius J Bogert Esq.
containing in breadth in front and rear twenty five feet and in length seventy five feet be the same more or less 

Together with all ways passages easements profits buildings hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or appertaining And also all the estate right title property possession dower claim and demand in law and equity of him the said Abel Hardenbrook of in and to the said premises hereby granted with the appurtenances and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits of the said premises with the appurtenances to have and to hold the said messuage lots of ground and premises hereby granted with the hereditaments and appurtenances unto the said John Stites his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said John Stites his heirs and assigns forever 

And the said Abel Hardenbrook for himself his heirs and assigns doth hereby covenant and grant to and with the said John Stites his heirs and assigns as follows that the said Abel Hardenbrook at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents is lawfully and rightfully seized in his own right of a good sure perfect and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple of and in the possession hereby granted with the appurtenances without any manner of condition limitation or use or any other matter to alter change charge determine or defeat the same and that he the said Abel Hardenbrook now hath in himself good right and lawful power to sell and convey the premises herein described with the appurtenances to the said John Stites his heirs and assigns in manner and form aforesaid 

And that he the said John Stites his heirs and assigns shall and may forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold occupy and enjoy the said premises with the appurtenances without the let suit trouble or interruption of the said Abel Hardenbrook his heirs and assigns or any other person or persons claiming or to claim any estate right or title to the same or any part thereof And that free and clear of and from all former and other gifts grants bargains sales wills leases mortgages dowers or incumbrances whatsoever 

And lastly he the said Abel Hardenbrook and his heirs the aforesaid granted premises with the appurtenances unto the said John Stites his heirs and assigns against him the said Abel Hardenbrook his heirs and assigns and against every other person or persons claiming or to claim the same or any part hereof shall and will warrant and forever xxxxx by these presentsdefend 

In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
Abel Hardenbrook (seal)
 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of John Hardenbrook and William Hardenbrook received on the day and year within mentioned the full consideration money within mentioned for my father William Hardenbrook
Witness Wm Deforest 

Be it remembered that on the fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four personally appeared before me John Sloss Hobart one of the Justices of the Supreme Court Judicature for the State of New York William Hardenbrook one of the subscribing witnesses who being duly sworn deposed and said that he together with John Hardenbrook the other subscribing witness saw Abel Hardenbrook the within named grantor seal and deliver the within release as his voluntary act and deed for the uses therein mentioned And that the said john Hardenbrook and this deponent signed their names as witnesses in presence of each other and I having inspected the same and finding no razures or interlineations then do allow the same to be recorded
John Sloss Hobart


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