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Dr. John Stites - property dealings


Deed - Essex County, New Jersey.

Book E, pgs 250-252


John Stites
      
to
Samuel Meeker

This Indenture made the first day of August Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine between John Stites of the Borough of Elizabeth in the County of Essex and State of New Jersey Gentleman of the first part and Samuel Meeker of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania Merchant of the second part

Witnesseth that the said John Stites for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred pounds current money of the State of New Jersey to him in hand paid by the said Samuel Meeker at the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt he the said John Stites doth hereby acknowledged and himself to be therewith fully satisfied contented and paid thereof doth hereby acquit exonerate and discharge the said Samuel Meeker his heirs, executors and administrators and each and every of them by these presents hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents Doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, convey and confirm and release unto the said Samuel Meeker his heirs and assigns forever All that certain tract or lott of salt meadow situate, lying and being in Elizabeth Town meadow formerly belonging to John Stites Esquire deceased and which was devised by the said John Stites Esquire to his sons Hezekiah Stites and John Stites by his last Will and Testament bearing date 12th day of February Anno Domini 1781 the one half or moiety of which the said John Stites purchased of his brother Hezekiah Stites by Deed bearing date 23rd day of July Anno Domini 1783

Beginning ate the mouth of Tuttles Creek on the bank of Thompsons Creek south twenty degrees west thirteen chains and forty links to a corner of Cornelius Hatfields meadow thence north sixty six degrees and thirty minutes west twenty six chains and fifty links thence north forty five degrees and thirty minutes east four chains and six links thence forth sixty six degrees and thirty minutes east fifteen chains and ten links to a branch of Tuttles Creek and thence as the same runs to the beginning (agreeably to the survey and plot of the same accompanying these presents)  containing twenty four acres and nine tenths of an acre bounded southwesterly by Thompsons Creek south, west and north until it comes to Tuttles Creek by Cornelius Hatfields meadow and northwest north and northeast by Tuttles Creek together with all and singular the improvements, hereditaments and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any ways appertaining And also all the estate, right,  title, interest, property, claim and demand of him the said John Stites of in and to the same and every part and parcel thereof both in law and equity To have and to hold all and singular the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances unto him the said Samuel Meeker his heirs and assigns forever

And the said John Stites for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators doth covenant and grant to and with the said Samuel Meeker his heirs and assigns that he the said John Stites at the time of the ensealing and delivery of these presents is the true sole and lawful owner of all and singular the above granted and bargained premises and is seized of the same in fee simple and hath in himself good title full power and lawful authority to sell, bargain and grant the same in manner aforesaid

And also the said John Stites his heirs executors and administrators all and singular the above hereby granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances unto him the said Samuel Meeker his heirs and assigns against the lawful claim and demand of all and every person and persons whatsoever shall and will forever defend by the presents

In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written John Stites

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of John Stites jnr, Abraham Stites

New Jersey

Be it remembered that on this twenty fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one personally appeared before me Isaac Williamson one of the Masters of the Court of Chancery in and for the State of New Jersey,  Mr. John Stites the grantor mentioned in the foregoing Deed and acknowledged that he had freely and voluntarily signed, sealed and delivered the foregoing Deed  for the purposes therein mentioned.   Isaac Williamson

Received in the office to be recorded 25th day of May 1801 Aaron Ogden Clerk of Essex County.


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