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Dr. John Stites - property dealings


Deed –New York Conveyances 

Deed Book 56, pgs 24
 

Recorded for and at the request of Thomas Gardner this 26th day of November 1798 

This Indenture made this fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight Between Jacob John Lansing Esquire Sheriff of the City and County of New York of the one part and Thomas Gardner of the same City of the other part 

Whereas Jonas Stanbery of the term of July last past in the Supreme Court of the People of the State of New York held at the City Hall of the City of New York before the Judges of the same Court and duly recover a judgment against John Stites for five thousand six hundred dollars debt and also fifty four dollars and thirty seven cents for his damages which he hath sustained as well by reason of the detention of that debt as for his costs and charges by the said Jonas Stanbery about his suit in that behalf expended as by the record of the said judgment remaining in the said Court may appear reference thereto being thereunto had whereas the said Jonas Stanbery of the said term of July now last past procured to be issued out of said Supreme Court a writ of the People of the State of New York called a jeci facias on the judgment aforesaid mentioned directed to the Sheriff of the City and County of New York (to wit the said Jacob John Lansing) whereby he was commanded that of the goods and chattels of the said John Stites in his bailiwick he cause to be made five thousand six hundred dollars which Jonas Stanbery lately in the Supreme Court of judicature of the State of New York before the Judges of the same people recovered against the said John Stites of debt as also fifty four dollars and thirty seven cents which to the said Jonas Stanbery in the said Court were adjudged for his damage which he had sustained as well by occasion of the detention of that debt as for his costs and charges by him about his suit in that behalf expended whereof the said John Stites is convicted as to us appears of record if the said John Stites should have sufficient goods and chattels in the bailiwick of the said Sheriff and if sufficient goods and chattels of the said John Stites could not be found in his bailiwick then that he cause the debt and damages aforesaid to be made of the lands and tenements whereof the said John Stites was seized on the thirteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight or at any time afterwards in whose hands soever the same might be and that he have these monies at the then next Supreme Court which is to be held at the City Hall of the City of New York on the third Tuesday of October the next before the Judges of the same Court to render unto the said Jonas Stanbery for his debt and damages aforesaid and that he should have then there the said writ 

And whereas the said Sheriff did by virtue of the said writ their being no goods and chattels expose to sale at public vendue the premises herein after described (being the estate of the said John Stites within his bailiwick) and the same was purchased by the said Thomas Gardner (he being the highest bidder for the same) for the sum of two thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars 

Now therefore this Indenture witnesseth that the said Jacob John Lansing Esquire Sheriff as aforesaid by virtue of the same writ to him as aforesaid directed and by force of the Statute for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars as aforesaid bid and to him the said Jacob John Lansing in hand paid by the said Thomas Gardner the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged that granted bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Thomas Gardner his heirs and assigns all that certain lot of ground and premises situate lying and being with the City of New York on the North side of Pearl Street and number 289 in the said Street bounded
West by the house and ground now or late of Joseph Sotten
on the North by the ground now or late of Jacob Price
East by the house and ground of John Burling and
south by Pearl Street aforesaid
containing in breadth in front and rear twenty five feet and in length on each side one hundred feet which the lot of ground is distinguished in a chart or draft of the lands of the late William Beekman Esquire deceased by lot number 12 together with all and singular the ways passages easements profits and emoluments whatsoever 

And also the estate right title claim or demand whatsoever in Law or Equity of him the said John Stites of in and to the said premises and appurtenances And all that estate right title interest property possession claim or demand in Law and Equity of him the said Jacob John Lansing as Sheriff as aforesaid by virtue of the said writ and of the Statute in such cases made and provided of in and to the said hereby granted premises with the hereditaments and appurtenances And the reversion and reversions rents issues and profits of the said premises with the appurtenances and equity of redemption of in and to the same unto the said Thomas Gardner his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Thomas Gardner his heirs and assigns forever subject nevertheless to all incumbrances 

In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written Jacob Jno Lansing Sheriff (seal) 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of the words in the last line but one “subject nevertheless to all incumbrances” first interlined  Chas J Richardson 

ss. I Thomas Cooper Master in Chancery do certify that on the fifteenth day November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight came before me Cha. J Richardson known to me to be the same person of that name and subscribing witness to the execution of the within deed who being by me duly sworn did on his oath say that he saw Jacob John Lansing execute the within deed that the deponent and John W Gilbert subscribed their names as witnesses thereto that the deponent knew the said Lansing and that he is the same person described in the said deed and who has executed the same All which being to me satisfactory evidence that the said deponent knew the said Lansing and that he is the same person described in and who has executed the within deed and there being therein none saving the noted alteration I do allow it to be recorded
Thomas Cooper


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