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Dr. John Stites - property dealings


Deed –New York Conveyances 

Deed Book 45, pgs 433
 

Recorded for and at the request of Mr. Cornelius Bogert 1st day of July 1789 

This Indenture made the third day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine between John Stites of the State of New Jersey Merchant and Susannah his wife of the one part and Cornelius J Bogert of the City of New York Attorney at Law of the other part 

Witnesseth that the said John Stites and Susannah his wife for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and fifty pounds lawful money of the State of New York to him the said John Stites in hand paid by the said Cornelius J Bogert at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Cornelius J Bogert 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 Act transferring uses into possession and to his heirs and assigns forever 

All that lot of ground situate in Montgomery Ward of the City of New York and bounded as followsin the front on Beekman Street
Southerly by the lots of the said John Stites Benjamin Haviland and Peter De la Montagne
in the rear by ground of Samuel Franklin and
Northerly by pound of the said Cornelius J Bogert
containing in breadth in front twenty five feet seven inches and in breadth in the rear twenty six feet three inches and in length on the Southerly side seventy six feet three inches and in length on the Northerly side seventy six feet four inches 

Together with all ways passages easements profits hereditaments and advantages to the same belonging And also all the estate right title dower property interest equity of redemption possession claim and demand in Law and Equity of them the said John Stites and Susannah his wife and each in and to the said premises 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 lot of ground and premises hereby granted with the hereditaments and appurtenances unto the said Cornelius J Bogert his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Cornelius J Bogert his heirs and assigns forever 

And the said John Stites for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and grant to and with the said Cornelius J Bogert his heirs and assigns that he the said John Stites at and immediately before the ensealing and delivery of these presents is lawfully and rightfully seized in his own right of a good sure and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple in the premises without any limitation of use or uses or any matter to charge alter or incumber the premises in title estate or otherwise and that he the said John Stites now hath in himself full power and lawful and absolute authority to sell and convey the said premises in manner and form aforesaid 

And also that he the said Cornelius J Bogert his heirs and assigns shall and may forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the said premises with the appurtenances without the let suit trouble hindrance molestation interruption or denial of the said John Stites his heirs or assigns or of any other persons whatsoever having or lawfully claiming any estate right title or interest of in and to the said premises with the appurtenances and that free and clear of and from all former and other gifts grants bargains sales leases wills mortgages or incumbrances whatsoever And lastly he the said John Stites and his heirs the aforesaid hereby granted premises with the appurtenances unto the said Cornelius J Bogert his heirs and assigns against him the said John Stites his heirs and assigns and against all and every person and persons claiming or to claim the same shall and will warrant and forever by these presents 

In witness thereof the parties have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written John Stites (seal) Susannah Stites (seal) 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of the words “his heirs or assigns” interlined on the first page  Benjamin Haviland, Andw Mitchell 

Received on the day and year within mentioned the full consideration money within expressed
John Stites
    Witness  Benjamin Haviland, Andw Mitchell 

Be it remembered that on the twenty fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine personally appeared before me John Ray one of the Masters in Chancery for the State of New York the within named John Stites and Susannah his wife and the said John Stites acknowledged that he sealed and delivered the within Indenture of release as his voluntary act and deed for uses within mentioned And the said Susannah Stites being also examined by me apart from her husband acknowledged that she sealed and delivered the within release as her voluntary act and deed for the uses within mentioned without any fear threat or compulsion from her said husband and I having inspected the same and finding no razures or interlineations therein but those noted Do allow the same to be recorded the words “apart from her husband” in this certificate interlined
John Ray


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