Saybrook Land Records, BOOK 1

[Transcribed by Janece Streig]




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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 81

An Account of the Division of Land Formerly In Controversie Between Capt. Tho. AVERY and Benjamin LORD

Say-Brook December the 8th 1704: Whereas there hath bin some diference or Controversie between Capt Thomas AVERY of New London and Mr. Benjamin LORD of Say-Brook Concerning some Land that was formerly Laid out on the West of ffive mile River within the Township of Say-Brook, and the two parties above mentioned for themselves and these Concerned with them have agreed that s'd Land shall be divided that one piece of which is that piece which Lyes between five mil River & the Land Layed out formerly to the STANNARD's And whereas its mentioned in the agreement made by the afores'd Gentlemen that three of the measurers belonging to Oyster River Quarter shall divide or measure out s'd Land

Wee whose names are hereunto subscribed, being mett together on the day above mentioned in order to the Laying out s'd Land at the house of Samuell AVERY, and the Two parties Concerned being present. That is Mr. Benjamin LORD and Samuell AVERY, in behalf of Capt AVERY afores'd We have Layed out to s'd Mr. Benjamin LORD & These concerned with him Thirty seven acres, which we measured of from the Westmost side of that Land before mentioned and its in Length North & South one hundred & sixty four Rods, and at the South and its thirty two Rods, and at the North End next the highway its forty two Rod, its bounded west upon Land formerly Laid out to the STANNARD's and South upon meadow belonging to Capt. Thomas AVERY, and East upon Land now in Possesion of s'd Capt AVERY or his son Samuell AVERY, and on the North upon the highway in which Boundaries theres Thirty seven acres & some Rods which is in full of what Mr. Benjamin LORD, demands of Capt. Thomas AVERY, as Relating to the Two ffifths parts of the Land which hath been in Controversie, as the agreement Expresses & the said Mr. LORD for himself & those concerned with him, and Samuell AVERY for himself & in behalfe of Capt AVERY aforesaid doe both declare them Contented & satisfied with what we have now done in dividing s'd Land

As Witness our hands
Measurers
John CLARK
Robert CHAPMAN
James WRIGHT

Entered Jany ye 3d 1705/6

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Boundary Line Between John ATWELL & Thomas SPENCER

The Dividing Line between John ATWELL & Thomas SPENCER is thus bounded a Stake & Stons Lying about it by the highway. The Line Running West by the marked Bounds to a Stake and Stons Lying about it, on the north side of s Small valey from thence a West Line to a Stake & Stons Lying about it by the River the above said ATWELL's Land Lyes Northward of this Line and the s'd SPENCER's Land Joyning on the South side of this Line

Witness our hands
Jared SPENCER
John INGHAM

John ATWELL
Thomas SPENCER

January 5th 1714

Received ye 10th Day of January 1714 or 15

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 82

House and Land of Corbrett GYLLAM

This Indenture of sale made the Seventeeth Day of November In the Second year of the Reign of Our Soveraign Lady Anne Queen of England. & Between Capt John CLARK of Say-Brook in the County of New London and in the Colonie of Connectiuctt in New England Merchant of the one Part and Carbrett GYLLAM of Wethersfield in the County of Hartford and in the Colonie aforesaid mariner of the other Part Wittnesseth that the said Capt. John CLARK for divers good Causes and Considerations him thereunto moving and Especially for and in Consideration of the sume of Sixty Pounds to him in hand secured by a sufficient Instrument in Writteing under the hand and seal of the said Carbrett GYLLAM The Receipt where of the John CLARK doth hereby acknowledge: Have Given, granted, Bargained Sold, alienated, Enfeoffed and Confirmed and by these presents Doe Give Grant Bargain Sell, alienate Fefeoff and Confirm unto the said Carbret GYLLAM his heirs Executors administrators and assigns, One Dwelling House with house Lott and Orchard Lieing in and being in Say-Brook aforesaid Lately in the Possession of Mr. William WILSON of Say-Brook merchant: and is Bounded on the East with the Land of Daniell BUCKINGHAM and on the South with the said Daniel BUCKINGHAM's Land on the West, and North with high ways Leading to the Coave: To Have and to hold occupie posses and Enjoy The said House house Lott and orchard Containing by Estimation Two acres be it more or Less with all and singular the Rights Priviledges Liberties profits accommodations and appurtenances whatsoever of Grass, hearbage fruit Trees Water Water courses and fences in any kind or manner Whatsoever to all and every of the said aforesaid bargained Premises Belonging or appertaining ?? said Carbret CYLLAM and to his heirs Executors administrators and assigns forever and I the said John CLARK for me my heirs Executors administrators and assigns by these presents in manner and form following Doe hereby Covenant promise grant and agree to and with the Cartrel GYLLAM his heirs Executors administrators & assigns by these presents in manner and form following viz: That I the said John CARLK at and before the Ensealing and delivery of this Instrument, am the true and Lawfull owner of all & Every the afore Bargained Premises and have in myselfe ffull Right Power and Lawfull authority to alienate and dispose of the same as aforesaid, and that all and every the afore Bargained premises is free and Clear from all other Bargained sales guifts grants and alienations Calims and Incumbrances whatsoever: and also that I the said John CARK for me my heirs Executors and assigns Will Warrant maintaine and defend now & all times hereafter all and every the afore Bargained Premises against all Person or Persons Whatsoever Lawfully Claiming or Demanding the same and I the said John CLARK Doe Render and hereby give unto the said Cartrel GYLLAM ffull possession of the premises by delivery & seizing made of all and every the afore Bargained Premises.

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal in Say-Brook the day and year above Written Annoq Domini one thousand Seven hundred and three

Signed, sealed and Delivered
In the Presence of us
Wm. WILSON
Daniell TAYLOR

John CLARK (Seal)

Say-Brook the 17th day of November 1703
Then and there Personally appeared the above named Capt. John CLARK and acknowledged the above Instrument to be his act and Deed Before me.
Daniell TAYLOR Justice

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 83

Deed from John TILLETSON to Nathaniell and Richard GARDNER

This Indenture of sale made the Last day of August In the first year of the Reign of our Soverain Lady Anne Queen of England &c Between John TILLETSON of Saybrook in the County of New London and Collony of Connecticut Cordwainer of the one party and Richard GARDNER & Nathaniell GARDNER both of the Island of Nantuckett Belonging and under the Government of the Massachusetts Bay in New England on the other part: Wittnesseth that the said John TILLETSON by and with the consent of his wife Mary TILLETSON for divers good Causes and Considerations them there unto moving and in speciall for and in Consideration of Six pounds in Currant money of this Colonny in hand Received By me the John TILLETSON of and from the said Richard and Nathaneill GARDNERS, the Receit whereof I doe hereby acknowledge and our selves there with fully satisfied and Contented; Have Bargained Sold given, granted alienated Infeoffed made over assigned and Confirmed: and doe by these presents Bargain, Sell give grant alienate Enfeoff make over assigne and Confirme unto the said Richard and Nathaniell GARDNERS, Their hieirs Executors administrators and assigns: all our Right Tytle Claime Interest propriety and Demand to all and every the estate as well personall as Real formerly belonging too and in possession of Thomas COALEMAN of the Island of Nantucked aforesaid which said Estate is Lying and being on the said Island of Nantucket and was disposed of by the said Thomas COLEMAN in his Last Will and Testament to Tobias COLEMAN and Lydia his Wife and for some time past in the Possession and att the desposall of said Richard and Nathaniell GARDNERS by vertue of a purchase made by the said GARDNERS of the said Estate of and from Tobias COALEMAN and Lydia his wife.

To Have and to hold all and singular from the day of the date here of all and every the afore said bargained premises with all the Rights members proprieties and appurtenances Belonging to the said estate as well upland as meadow with all woods timber Trees underwoods, Priviledges, Commonages and Benefits in any kind or manner whatsoever appertaing to said Estate unto the said Richard GARDNER and Nathaniell GARDNER aforesaid their heirs Executors administrators or assigns for ever and to their sole and only use benefitt and behoof free and Clear from all other and former bargains made by us the said John and Mary TILLETSON, and shall and will Warrant Maintain and Defend this our Bargaine and sale to the said Richard and Nathaniell GARDNERS their heirs Executors administrators and assigns against all our heirs executors administrators or assigns or any other person or persons Claiming by fro or under them or by us or their means or procurement and if need be for the premises to pass make over at the Reasonable Cost of the said GARDNERS their heirs or assigns such further Confirmation of the premises as in Law or equity can be devised or Required unto them their heirs executors, administrators or assigns.

In Wittness whereof we have hereunto sett our hands and seals the day and year above written Anno Domini 1702

Signed Sealed and delivered
In the Presence of us
Joseph BLAGUE
David HOWELL
Daniell TAYLOR

John TILLETSON
The mark of M Mary TILLETSON

Say-Brook the Last day of August 1702
Then and There personally appeared John TILLETSON and Mary TILLETSON his wife and acknowledged the above s'd Instrument to be their act and voluntary Deed
Before me Daniell TAYLOR Justice &c

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Marriage and Family of John ATWELL

John ATWELL & Margarett CROWFOOT were married Each to other the 7th day of Aprill 1708
Their Son John was born ye 15th Day of December 1708
Their Son Joseph was born the 21st of March 1710/11
Their Daughter Margarett the 8th of September 1714
Margarett ye Mother of these Children died the 27th of January 1716/15

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Children of Samuel and Mary BROWN

The Children of Samuell BROWN & Mary his wife born in Saybrook
Their first Son Charles was born May the 2d 1766
Their Secon Son Samuell was born March the 13th 1769

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 84

Settlement of Controversy Between Benjamin LORD and Thomas AVERY

For the promotion of peace for the future as well as for finall ending of the present Controversie in the Law Between Mr. Benjamin LORD of Saybrook in the County of New London & Colonie of Connecticut in behalfe of himselfe and his Brothers and sisters and Capt Thomas AVERY of said New London: Respecting a Certain Tract of Land Cittuate in Oyster River Quarter in Saybrook aforesaid and is bounded North by the highway. East and South by meadows and Pochauge River and West by the Comon or Treacle Hill said Tract Containing the Proportion of two hundred & fifty pound estate according to the Rule of the second division in said quarter. The proportion of Two hundred pound Estate in s'd tract of land there Oridginall belonging to Mr. William LORD Late of Say-Brook afore said Dec'd and a fifty pound Proportion which is granted to the said AVERY by the Proprietors of said quarter as appears on Record in said quarter Book of Records, The Subscribers do mutually agree as followeth Imprimis: that said Benjamin LORD do finally forbear either by himselfe or any other Person or Persons what or whomsoer to execute ye judgment by him obtained against said AVERY at New London County Court in June Last past and that said AVERY doe Likwise finally forbear persecute his appeal from said Judgment

2'dly That the above mentioned Tract of Land shall be divided into five parts of equall quantity; said division to be made by from three measurers for said Quarter and that the Eastermost of said five parts shall be for ever esteemed to be that granted to said AVERY by ye Proprietors above said, and the Remainder of said Tract that Oridginall belonged to the said William LORD as abovesaid

3'dly That the Remainder of said Tract said to belong to said William LORD as above shall be devised into two parts also of equall quantity and that the Easter most as the said two parts shall also belong unto said AVERY and to his heirs for ever and also the uninterrupted use of a highway of two Rods wide to be Layed Cross the Southermost parts of the Westermost of said two parts of Land for the Conveniencey of Carting hay from the adjacent meadows: and also said AVERY, and his heirs shall for ever have & hold one fourth part, or a ffifty pound Estate of the two hundred pound estate which did originally belong to said William LORD in said quarter in all future divisions and occasions. And in the said AVERY and his heirs for ever, and quiet enjoyment of Whatsoever in this third particular is mentioned, to him the said Benjamin LORD and his heirs forever are hereby bound to afford sufficient and lawfull defence against all and every Person or Persons whom or whatsoever Claiming or to Claim in Right of Mr. William LORD aforesaid

4thly That said AVERY and his heirs do and hence forth for ever shall Relinquish any and all Possession and Clayime made or to be made In and unto ye second and third division &c: in said quarter by vertue of any former title unto said two hundred pound estate, Except unto what is above mentioned to him the said AVERY and said Benjamin LORD is above enjoyed to defend him in the quiet enjoyment off more over said AVERY shall or Cause to be paid unto said Benjamin LORD the sum of twenty shillings money within the space of six months next ensuing the date here of finally the Benjamin and Capt AVERY are hereby obliged and heirs Executors and assigns for ever unto the faithfull fullilling of ye premises and do agree that this Instrument be Recorded as the Law directs Respecting Conveyance of Lands

Wittness our hands & Seals on the day of date here of being October ye 17th 1704

Signed Sealed and delivered
In presence of
Daniell TAYLOR
Issaac PRATT

John PARKER Jun'r Attorney (Seal)
Benjamin LORD (Seal)

Say-Brook the 17th day of October 1704
Then and There Personally appeared the above named John PARKER Jun'r Attorney &c Benjamin LORD and acknowledged the above Instrument to be their acts and deeds
Before me Daniell TAYLOR Justice &c

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 85

Family Records of Thomas BUCKINGHAM and Margrett GRISWOLD

Thomas BUCKINGHAM & Margrett GRISWOLD were married each to other the 16th Day of December 1691
Their son Thomas was born January ye 24th 1692/3
Their son Samuell was born ye 26th day of September 1694
Their son Jedediah was born the 2d day of October 1696
Their Daughter Margrett was born ye 14th day of August 1699
Their Daughter Mary was born the 12th day of ffebruary 1701/2
Their Daughter Mary died ye 16th Day of June 1703
Their Daughter Mary was born ye 5th day of June 1705
Their Son Joseph was born the 20th day of June 1707
Their Daughter Sarah was born the 30th day of January 1709
Their Grandson William BUCKINGHAM Son of their aforesaid Son Jedidiah by Mary his wife was born In Newark In East Jersey ye 14th day of October In ye year of our Lord 1719
The aboves'd Thomas BUCKINGHAM Sen'r Died September 12th 1739

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Family Records of Daniell BUCKINGHAM and Sarah LEE

Daniell BUCKINGHAM & Sarah LEE were married each to other the Twenty fourth day of May 1693
Their Daughter Sarah was born the 21st of September 1695
Their Son Daniell was born ye 19th day of Aprill 1698
Their Daughter Hester was born ye 16th day of Aprill 1701
Their Son Stephen was born the 4th day of August 1703
Daniel BUCKINGHAM Esq aboves'd died March ye 25th 1725
Anne ye Daughter of Dan'll BUCKINGHAM Esq. died Octb: 11 1725

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Family Records of William DUDLEY and Mary HILL

William DUDLEY & Mary HILL were married Each to other ye 18th Day of Aprill 1695
Mary DUDLEY their Daughter was born ye 24th of March 1696
William DUDLEY their Son was born ye 31st of October 1697
Jedidiah DUDLEY y'r son was born ye 12th of October 1699
Abia DUDLEY their Daughter was born ye 27th of December 1701
Zebulon DUDLEY their Son was born ye 25th of October 1704
Thomas their son was born ye 25th of Aprill 1707
Anne DUDLEY their Daughter was born ye 17th day of June 1709
Lydia DUDLEY their daughter was born ye 7th Day of Aprill 1711

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Dan'll BUCKINGING Esq ye aboves'd Dyed March ye 25th 1725
Anne ye Daughter of Daniell BUCKINGHAM Esq Dyed October 1725
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Family Records of Samuell BATE and Hannah JORDAN

Samuell BATE & Hannah JORDAN were married each to other the 4th day of Aprill 1705
Their Son Samuell was born the 12th Day of September and died the 29th of September 1706
Their Daughter Mary was born the 31st Day of March 1708
Their Daughter Hannah was born the 12th of July 1710
Their Daughter Keziah was born the 20th Day of November 1712?
Their Daughter Katherine was born the 19th Day of May 1715
Their Daughter Keziah Died ye 2d Day of October 1715

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 86

Pataconke lands laid out to the inhabitants of Saybrook by Robert CHAPMAN Robert LAY and William LORD May 10, 1672, as followeth

Robert LAY the first lot. 43.
It consists of Forty three ackers and lyeth on the South side of the cove abuteing to the Cove on the west and north and to the line of quarter South to the swamp east

Widow SANFORD 53.
The first lot in the east division of Fifty three acres fronts to the highway and rears upon the great river as all the other lots do in the east division and buts on the south with the cove being at the front and rear forty seven rods.

William BEAMONT 14.
Fourteen acres front and rear twelve rods and half wide and abuts on the South to Widow SANFORD's land.

Robert BULL 8.
Eight ackers breadth of his lot 7 rod and buts on the South to Will BEAMONT

John WESTALL 33.
Thirty three acres and half the breadth 30 rods abuts to Robert BULL on the south

William FENER 9.
Nine ackers the breadth front and rear 8 rod and 2 feet abuts on the South to John WESTALL.

Julian BULLIER 10.
Ten ackers breadth front and rear 9 rods abuts to a highway of 3 rod wide allowed for the going down to the River which lyeth between Julian BULLIER and Will FENER.

Edward SHIPTON 9.
Nine ackers breadth front and rear 8 rods buts on the south to Julian BULLIER

Mr. BUCKINGHAM 7.
Seven ackers breadth front and rear 6 rod buts Edward SHIPTON on the South.

Robert PERIGO 2.
Two ackers ?? breadth front and rear 2 rod buts on the South to Mr. BUCKINGHAM

Abram POST 14.
Fourteen ackers breadth front and rear 13 rods buts on the south to Robert PERIGO

Robert CHAPMAN 56.
Fifty six ackers and half breadth front 57 rod and the rear is 48 rod west the river buts on the South to Abram POST's

Thomas DUNK 39.
Thirty nine ack breadth front and rear 34 rod buts on the South to Robert CHAPMAN

John PARKER 4
Four ackers and half breadth front and rear 4 rods buts on the south to the

Hugh LEES 14.
Fourteen ackers breadth front and rear 12 rod and half abuts on the south with John PARKER

John CLARK 32.
Thirty two ackers breadth front and rear 28 rod buts on the South to Hugh LEES

William PARKER 35.
Thirty five acres breadth front and rear 31 rod buts on the south to John CLARK

William BUSHNELL 22
Twenty two ack breadth of front and rear 20 rod buts on the south to William PARKER

Robert NICHOLS, 6.
Six acres breadth of front and rear 6 rod buts on the south to Will BUSHNELL.

Joseph INGHAM 13.
Thirteen ackers front and rear at 12 rods the breadth buts on the south to Robert NICHOLS and on the north to the commons this lot being the South east lot of the east division

423 acres in the east Division

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 87

The West division of Pallaconke land the first lot according to agreement begins at the further end and so the lots come homeward toward the South end.

Francis BUSHNELL the first lot 19
Nineteen ack. breadth of front and rear 30 rod abuts on the north to the comons with the pond South to the lands of Samuel JONES and north to the highway

Samuel JONES 11
Eleven ack. Breadth of front and rear 16 rods abuts South to John BUSHNELL

John BUSHNELL 16
Sixteen ack. breadth of front and rear 24 rod abuts South to Thomas NORTON

Thomas NORTON 9
Nine ack and half breadth of front and rear 13 rod abuts South to Richard RAYMOND

Richard RAYMOND 16
Sixteen ack. the breadth of front and rear 24 rods abutes South to Joseph PECK

Joseph PECK 13.
Thirteen ack. the breadth of front and rear 16 rod and three quarters abuts South to William PRATT

William PRATT 93.
Ninety three ack. the breadth of front and rear 98 rod abuts on the South to Robert CODNER

Robert CODNER 10
Ten ack. the breadth front and rear 10 rod abuts South to Belltason DEWOLFE

Belltason DEWOLFE 16.
Sixteen ack. the breadth front and rear 16 rod abuts on the South with Mr. Ely

Mr. ELY 7.
Seven ack the breadth of front and rear 7 rod abuts on the South to the commons This being the last lot that was laid out in the west division

257 ackers in the west division

Now ordered that between there two tieres of lots we laid out a highway of eight rods wide which the allotment of both sides three ends abuts against which we call the front of the lots and the other ends the rear

William LORD 47 Forty seven ack breadth of front and rears 58 rod and abuts on the South to Robert CODNER

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Entered December 22d 1747.
The mark that John WATERHOUSE puts on his cattle is a crop on the near ear and a half crop on ye under side the off or right ear and a half penny on the upper side of ye off ear

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Entered May 7th 1734
The mark that Samuel DENISON puts on his Cattle is a swallows tail on ye near ear and a half crop on the underside of ye off ear

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Entered Nov'r 19, 1747
The mark that Joseph CARTER puts on his Creatures is a crop off the right ear and a hole in the same.

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Entered June ye 2d 1769
The mark that Joseph SPENCER Jun'r puts on his Creatures is a swallows tail on the near or left ear and a half penny on the fore side of the same and a crop of the off ear.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 88

Deed from Samuel CHAPMAN to Benjamin LORD

To all People to whom these presents shall Come Greeting Know yee That I, Samuel CHAPMAN of Say-Brook in the County of New London in the Colonie of Connecticut in New England Husbandman: for and in Consideration of the sum of Thirty five pounds in Currant money of this Colonie To mee in hand before the Ensealing hereof I do hereby acknowledge & myselfe therewith fully satisfied & Contented & thereof & of every part & parcel thereof, Do Exonorate acquit & discharge the said Benjamin LORD his heirs Exeuctors, administrators & assigns for ever by these Presents: Have given, granted Bargained sold alienated Conveyed made over & Confirmed & by these Presents Do freely fully & absolutely give, grant Bargain Sell alien Convey make over and Confirm unto him the s'd Benjamin LORD his heirs Executors administrators & assigns for ever a certaine Tract or pracell of meadow Land Lieing & being in the Township of Say-Brook afore s'd: at a certaine place Called & Known by the name of Tillies point Containing by Estimation six or seven acres: be it for number of acres more or less within these following Boundaries viz: Southerly on the meadow Land of Stephen CHALKER, Easterly on the great River Northerly on the meadow Land of John WHITTLESEY & Westerly on the Land Samuell CLARK as it stands upon Record unto me the s'd Samuell CHAPMAN in the Book of Records in Say-Brook aforesaid:

To Have and to hold all & every the s'd granted & Bargained premises with all the appurtenances priviledges & Commodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the s'd Benjamin LORD< his heirs Executors administrators & assigns for ever. To his & their ownly Proper use benefitt & behoof for ever & I the s'd Samuell CHAPMAN of me my heir Executors & administrators Do Covenant promise & grant to & with the s'd Benjamin LORD his heirs Executors administrators & assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & Lawfully owner of all & every the above Bargained Premises & am Lawfully seized & possessed of s'd Land in my own Proper Right, as a good perfect & absolute estate of Inheritance in fee simple: & have in myself good Right full power and Lawfull authority to grant Bargain Sell Convey & Confirme the same as above s'd & that the s'd Benjamin LORD his heirs & assigns shall & may from time to time & at all times for ever hereafter by force & virtue of these presents Lawfully peaceably & quietly Have hold use occupie possess and Injoy the s'd Demised & Bargained Lands with all the appurtenances free & Clear and freely & clearly acquitted Exonerated & Discharged of & from all and all manner of former & other gifts, Bargains sales Leases mortgages Wills, Entails Joynters Dowries Judgments Executions Incumbrances & Extents Whatsoever: & I the s'd Samuell CHAPMAN for me my heirs Executors & administrators Do Covenant and Ingage all & every the above Demised & Bargained Premises to him the s'd Benjamin LORD his heirs Executors administrators & assigns against the Lawfull Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons Whatsoever hereafter to Warrant Secure & Defend & upon the Demand & Reasonable Cost and Charge of the s'd Benjamin LORD his heirs or assigns to give & pass over more full & ample assurance of all & every the premises as in Law or equity Can be Devised or Required

In Wittness whereof I the said Samuell CHAPMAN have hereunto sett my hand & Seal in Saybrook this last Day of July, In the fifth year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lady Anne of England Queen Annoq Domini 1706

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of us
Samuell WILLARD
John KIRTLAND

Samuell CHAPMAN (Seal)

Say-Brook the Last Day of July 1706
Then & there personally appeared the above Named Samuell CHAPMAN & acknowledged this Instrument to be his act and Deed.
Before me Daniell TAYLOR Justice &c.

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 89

Fence Exchange Between Benjamin LORD & Joseph CHAPMAN

Benj'a LORD & Joseph CHAPMAN do agree to Exchange fences. The s'd LORD's fence Lyeth at the West side of Oyster River Bridge Joyning to ye Land of Abraham CHALKER and s'd CHAPMAN's fence Lyeth at the ox pasture gate, on the north side of the high way each Quantity being four Rods, and that this our agreement shall be Entered in the Records of Saybrook Witness our hands

Say-Brook October ye 13th 1704

Benj'a LORD
Joseph CHAPMAN

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Family Records of Joseph STANNARD

Joseph STANNARD was marryed to Elizabeth CLARK ye sometime in Novemb'r 1718
Their Daughter Elizabeth was born ye 25 of December anno 1721
Their Son Joseph was born ye first Day of Aprill 1724
Their Daughter Deborah was born March ye 22 1725/6
Their Son Abner was Born December ye 17th 1728
The Son Benjamin & their Daughter Hannah were born the third day of August 1731
Elizabeth, the wife of Joseph & Mother to the above named Children Departed this Life ye 16th day of August 1731

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Fence Exchange of Benjamin LORD, Samuel BEAMONT, William TULLEY and John BUSHNELL

We whose names which are hereunto subscribed do each for himself agree to change ffences with Benjamin LORD 'd LORD's fence Lyeth by Edward BULLA & our fence Lie at the ox pasture n the north side of the gate against the lands of the s'd LORD & the agreement shall be entered in the Records of Saybrook as Witness our hands

Saybrook May ye 23, 1704

Benj'a LORD
Sam'll BEAMONT
William TULLEY
John BUSHNELL

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 90

Deed from Thomas AVERY to Daniell and Lydia GRINNILL

To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come Thomas AVERY of Say-Brook In the County of New London in the Colony of Connecticut in New England yeoman Sendeth Greeting Know ye and all men by these presents That I the said Thomas AVERY for and in Consideration of the Summ of Four Hundred Pounds of Currant & Lawfull money of New England to me before the Ensealing and delivery of these presents in hand well and truly paid by Daniell GREENILL of Little Compton in the County of Bristoll in the Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England aforesaid, The Receipt whereof to full Content I do hereby acknowledge & thereof do freely and absolutely acquit Exonerate and discharge the said Daniell GREENNILL his heirs Executors administrators and assigns for ever these presents. Have Given Granted, Bargained, Sold alienated Enfeoffed and Confirmed and by these presents I the said Thomas Avery for me and my heirs do Clearly and absolutely Give grant, Bargain Sell, Alien, Enfoeff & Confirme unto the said Daniell GREENNILL his heirs and assigns for ever one Certaine Messuage or Tennement with the meadow and upland hereinafter mentioned and Expressed scittuate Lying and being within the Bounds of the Town of Say-Brook aforesaid at a place Called & known by the name of Po Chauge and within the Bounds of Land Called Oyster River Quarter that is to say one Certaine piece parcell or neck of land being partly upland and partly meadow or marsh Land Containing by Estimation Two Hundred acres be the same more or less and is within these boundaries or abutments viz: bounded on the East or Easterly with land formerly Belonging to James CORNISH, Northeasterly with Land belonging to James JORDAN on the North; Northwest and Westerly with a Tide Creek or River, Southwesterly on a Creek parting the said Land from Land formerly belonging to Alexander CHALKER: on the South and Southeasterly with the sea or sound one peice or parcell of meadow Land Comprehended within the said Bounds Containing about seven or Eight acres be it more or less Belonging to Thomas DUNK all ways Excepted and foreprized. And also one Piece or parcell of land partly meadow and partly upland. That is to say all the upland and half the meadow Land Lying within these Boundaries viz: bounded on the West Southwesterly with a little Creek South South Easterly and East with a Great Creek Running between this and the before mentioned to be granted parcell of Land and on the North with the Country Road or highway or howsoever the same may be otherwise butted and Bounded or Reported to be bounded: and the Messuage or Tennement, Barn, Out Houses and Fences thereunto belonging: And the reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders of the s'd Messuage or Tennement Lands and Premises hereby granted and the yards, Gardens, Wells, Waters, Right or priviledges of Commonage Rents Services and Profits to the same belonging or appertaining: And all the Estate Right Title Interest Possession Claime and demand Whatsoever That I the said Thomas AVERY have or hereafter may have in unto & out of all the fore mentioned to be Granted Lands and premises and every part thereof To Have and to hold The said Messuage or Tennement Lands and Premises hereby granted or mentioned or Intended to be granted as aforesaid and all and singular the appurtenances unto the said Daniell DREENNILL and his Wife Lydia GREENNELL Their heirs and assigns for ever. To and for the only proper use and behoofe of them the said Daniel and Lydia their heirs and assigns for ever: And I the said Thomas AVERY, for me and my heirs doe hereby Grant: That I the said Thomas and my heirs the said Mesuage or Tennement Lands and Premises hereby Granted as afore said every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Daniell GREENNELL his heirs and assigns Against me the said Thomas AVERY and my heirs and against all and every other person and persons whatsoever any thing having or Lawfully Claiming by form or under me or them or otherwise Lawfully Claiming howsoever shall and will Warrant and Sufficiently Defend for ever by these presents: And I the said Thomas AVERY for me my heirs Executors and administrators doe Covenant promise and grant to and with the s'd Daniell GREENELL his heirs and assigns by these Presents in manner and form following That is to say, That I the said Thomas Avery now am the True sole and Lawfull Owner of all the said Mesuage or Tenement Lands premises and appurtenances herein before granted or mentioned to be granted And that I the said Thomas AVERY now have in myself good Right Lawfull and absolute Authoritie to Grant Alien Convey and asure

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Continued from Page 90 - Deed from Thomas AVERY to Daniell and Lydia GREENNELL

The same unto the said Daniell GREENNELL his heirs and assigns to and for his and their own use, in manner and forme aforesaid and that the said Daniell GREENNELL his heirs and assigns shall or Lawfully may from time to time and at all times here after have hold Occupie Possess and Enjoy the said Mesuage or Tennement Land and premises hereby granted as aforesaid and every part thereof and all and every the Rents Issues, Profits, and Comodities There of Comeing arising and growing have Receive and take without amy manner of Lett suit Trouble vexation Eviction Desturbance, or other hinderance or molestation Whatsoever of me the said Thomas AVERY my heirs or assigns or any other person or persons whatsoever, and thing having or Lawfully Claiming by from or under me or them. And also that the Messuage or Tennement Out Houses Lands and premises hereby granted as aforesaid and every part there of now is and from henceforth & for ever hereafter shall Remaine Continue and be unto the said Daniell GREENELL, his heirs and assigns free and Clear, and frely, Clearly and absolulty acquitted freed, Exonnerated and discharged of an from all and all manner of former and other Bargains Sales, Guifts, grants, Teoffments, devices uses Joyntures Dowers Intails, Estates, Rights Titles Mortgages Charges Troubles and Incumbrances Whatsoever had made Committed don acknowledged or suffered or Caused to be make don or suffered by me the said Thomas AVERY or by any other person or persons Whatsoever by or with my means or procurement.

In Witness Whereof I the said Thomas AVERY have hereunto sett my hand & seal the Eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand and Seven hundred and three et annoq. Regni Anne Regin &c Angliee &c secundo ff

Signed Sealed and delivered
In the Presence of us

Jonathan PRENTS
David HILLARD
Caleb STANDLEY Jun'r

Thomas AVERY (Seal)

Capt. Thomas AVERY personally appeared in Hartford this 13th day of September Anno domini 1703 and acknowledged the above written Instrument to be his free act and Deed: Before me
Nath STANLEY assist

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May ye 16th 1704

The Eare mark Mr. Daniell GREENNILL puts upon his Cattell is an halfe Crop Cut out on the under side of each eare

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Jemima GREENELL ye Daughter of Daniell & Lydia GEENELL was born the 26th day of January 1704/5
Daniell their Son was born ye 11th Day of January 1707/8
Lydia GREENELL the mother of the above Children Departed this Life the 13th day of July 1748 in the 83, year of her age

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 92

Letter of Attorney from Thomas AVERY to John PARKER

To all People to whom these presents shall come I Thomas AVERY of New London in the County of New London in New England Inn-holder send Greeting Know ye That where as there hath been and is yet a controversie or Law sute now depending between Mr. Benjamin LORD of Say-Brook in the County aforesaid for and in the behalfe of himself and as attorney for his Broth'rs and Sisters, and myself Touching our severall Rights, and Interests in Lands Lying and being in Oyster River Quarter in Say-Brook afores'd ffor divers good Causes and Considerations in that behalfe moving I the said Thomas AVERY Have made ordained Contributed and in my stead and place by these presents have putt and authorized my trusty friend Mr. John PARKER of Say-Brook Jun'r my true sufficient and Lawfull attorney for me and in my name and to my use Benefitt and behoofe to use all Lawfull ways and means for the Recovery of said Lands now in Controversie as above: or otherwise att his discretion to Compound or agree by any Lawfull ways or means Whatsoever with the said Benjamin LORD for and in behalfe of himselfe and these persons for whome he is Concerned in the present Controversie or sute at Law or to put the same to arbitrators, or to barter Exchange, Sell, or Buy as he shall think or Judge mostfitting Convenient or Requisite for mee. Giving and by these presents granting to my said attorney ffull whole and Lawfull authority in the Execution Completing and finishing of all and singular the premises and to make and give any Deed or Deeds grant or grants acquittance Release or discharge or any other Estate thing or things whatsoever as the Cause shall Require and Generally to say Doe Execute Compound Conclude, agree determine and finish all and every other act and acts thing or things whatsoever which in or about the premises shall be needful to be had made or done and that in as Large and ample manner and as fully & Effectually to all intents and purposes and I myselfe might ought or could do if present in my own person. Ratifieing allowing and Confirming for firme Effectuall and Irevocable, all and Whatsoever my said attorney shall do or Cause to be done, in and about the premises, by virtue of these Presents.

In Witness where of I have herunto sett my hand and seal the 23d Day of June 1704

Signed Sealed & delivered
In the presence of us
Joseph PECK
John CLARK

Thomas AVERY (Seal)

Say-Brook the 23d of June 1704
Then and there appeared Thomas AVERY & acknowledged the above Instrument to be his free act and deed Before me
Daniell TAYLOR Justice &c
Entered October 18th 1704

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Andrew MOREHOUSE Son of Thomas & Joannah MOREHOUSE was born the 7th Day of March 1726
Mary their Daughter was born Nov'r ye 27th 1727
Phebe their Daughter was born ye 15th day of ffeb'y 1729
Thomas Their Son was born ye 29th of feb'ry 1732/3
Joanna Wife to Thomas MOREHOUSE Dec'd Nov 6th 1733

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Saybrook Land Records
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The Lands of Oyster River Quarter Recorded

Whereas the condition of the inhabitants of Saybrook in regard of the settling upon a neck of land whereby after some time they found themselves to straightened and disabled as to a comfortable subsistance one with another upon mature consideration did chuse out a committee of five men viz: John CLARK, William HIDE, William PRATT Thomas TRACY and Mathew GRISWOLD who were ordered and empowered by the town to take a surveigh of the out lands being within and extending to the utmost extent of our lands then granted to us and to divide these lands into several quarters with such an estate put upon them as was agreed namely an eight thousand pound estate and that thereby every person might have free choice as to please himself and encouragement for some to go out upon there lands that thereby a more comfortable subsistance might be both to one and the other which accordingly attended.

Soe the said committee as abovesaid after a surveigh of the lands did divide the same into three quarters to called by them, first the quarter of Oyster River, 2d the quarter of 8 mile meadow and 3dly the quarter on the east side of the River.

The Oyster River quarter was bounded on the east with Oyster River, Prospect hill and the line running from prospect hill northwest dividing between the quarter and that of 8 mile meadow to rune from the said Prospect hill northerly seven miles and the tenth part of a mile, and on the west upon a hammock of upland between Poochaug River and Mennkatesik River buteing upon line then granted to Saybrook and bounded on the south with the sea which was the grant as from the contry of a town, bounds north west which quarter or parcill of lands they did order two thousand eight hundred pound estate to be put upon which on the 4th of January in the year 1648. being a public towne meeting for that end a unamious Agreement as to the free chusing and satisfying every on there inhabitants where they would be was declared and for the quarter of Oyster River, it was chosen by Mr. James FITCH Stephen POST, Robert CHAPMAN, Thomas TRACY William LORD and several others as appears upon Record, who then and soon after did fall in as to make up the estate of two thousand eight hundred pounds and so took possession of the said lands, having conferred on them as there part of inheritance in the outlands the undisposed as quarter land in Saybrook with power amongst themselves to measure and lay out and dispose each to the other as they see need for corn, pasture, stones, timber and the like into parts and parsills according to each mans right and there actions in receiving which power hath remained to the towne without any molistation disturbance to the said proprietors or any way to make there right or abate their power.

Now whereas several have removed from Saybrook and sold of their rights in Oyster River quarter it is hereby declared that the abovesaid quarter of land doth now belong to and is unde the dispose of a townes estate of the same according to the Rules of dividing already settled, and parsilled among themselves viz: Mr. Georg FENWICK, Mr. Richard LORD, Rob't CHAPMAN, Alexander CHALKER Francis BUSHNELL, Will BUSHNELL Robert BULL, John POST, Abram POST, Thomas DUNK Richard TOUSLAND and several others of young beginners who are settled upon these alnds by the present proprietors and do desire according to the liberty of law in such care provided that the said lands staked and bounded as aforesaid to the present proprietors may be recorded in the Records of the towne of Saybrook and elsewhere to them and theirs that the lands above described and bounded belong to the persons whose names as above declared is attested by us.

Robert CHAPMAN Recorder for Saybrook
William TRACY townes man
Robert LAY townes man

The abovesaid was recorde the 5th of March 1673.

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Saybrook Land Records
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Deed from John PARKER Sen'r to Joseph YOUNG

This Indenture of sale made the Sixth day of August in the first year of the Reign Our Soveraign Lady Anne Queen of England &c Between John PARKER Sen'r of Say-Brook in the County of New London and in the Colony of Connecticut in New England Husbandman on the one Part & Joseph YOUNG of Southold in the County of Suffolk and Province of New York in America Carpenter of the other Part:

Wittnesseth that the said John PARKER for divers good Causes and Considerations him there unto moving and Especially for and in Consideration of the sum of Eleven Pounds Ten shillings in Currant money of this Colonie in hand Received by me of and from Caleb CURTICE of Southold afores'd Husbandman for the use and upon the account of the said Joseph YOUNG: the Receipt where of I the said John PARKER: Doe hereby acknowledge: and myselfe therewith fully satisfied and Contented Have Bargained Sold, given, granted, alienated, Enfeoffed made over and Confirmed and doe by these presents Bargaine Sell, give, grant, Aleinate Enfeoffe make over and Confirme unto the said Joseph YOUNG his heirs executors administrators and assigns one Thousand acres Right of that Land and to that Land Left and bequeathed unto mee the said John PARKER by Joshua SACHEM Late of Saybrook aforesaid. Be the Quantity of the said one Thousand acres Right as for number of acres more or less as it shall by Lott unto him the said Joseph YOUNG his heirs Executors administrators or assigns or as the Committee Chosen or to be Chosen amounge the said Joshua's Legates Belonging to Say-Brook or Else where shall allot it or Lay it out as one Thousand acres: be it for number of acres more or less. To Have and to hold form the Day of the Date hereof all and singular the s'd One thousand acres Right as above s'd with all the Rights privileges Commonages Division or Divisions of all out Lands with all manner of advantages profits & Benefits unto the said Joseph YOUNG his heirs Executors administrators or assigns for ever free and Clear from all other former Bargains: Charges: Incumbrances Claims & Demands Whatsoever and without the Lett Suit disturbance Eviction Ejection denyall of me the said John PARKER or of any other person or Persons Lawfully Claiming or demanding the same by from or under me or by my means or procurement, and I the said John PARKER for me my heirs Executors and administrators, Doe by these presents promise and engage to Warrant & Defend against all person or persons Whatsoever all and every the afore bargained premises and all its appurtenances and at the Request & Resonable Cast & Charge of the s'd Joseph YOUNG his heirs Executors administrators or assigns to make & pass over more full & ample asurance of all & Every the premises as in Law or Equity Can be devised or Required for the further Confirmation of the premises If need Require.

In Wittness Whereof I have hereunto sett and affixed my hand & seal the Day & year above written Annoq Domini 1702

Signed Sealed & delivered
In the Presence of us
John CLARKE
Danniell TAYLOR

John PARKER Sen'r (Seal)

Say-Brook the 3d of May 1703.
Then and there personally appeared the above named Mr. John PARKER Sen'r and acknowledged the aboves'd Instrument to be his act and Deed Before me
Daniell TAYLOR
Justice &c

Along the side of the document:
There are these words omitted which should be read between the word said and bee Deceased in and by his Last Will and Testament Lying and being in the Colony of Connecticut aforesaid

[Transcriber's Note: No indication on which line these belong.]

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In Persuance of an act of Parli'mt made in the Seventh & Eighth year of the Reign of his Majestie King William the third, instituted an act for Preventing frauds & Regulating abuses in the Plantation Trade

These are to Certifie all Whom it Doth Concerne that on the Twentieth day of May in the Second year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lady Ann Queen of England Scotland France and Ireland &c and in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & three Jacob NORTON Personally apered before us Sam'll CRANSTON Esq Govern'r of her Mah'es Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England and Rob't GARDNER Deputy Collector at her Maj'es Customs in the said Colonie: and made Solemne oath that the Sloope Called the maiream of Newport in the Colonie of Rhode Island above said, Whereof Henry MORRY is at present Mast'r is a plantation built vessel of Eight tonns was built at freetown in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England in the year one thousand Six hundred & Ninety Seven and that Henry MORO & the above s'd Jacob NORTON of Newport aboves'd are at present owners thereof & that no foreigner Directly or Indirectly hath any Share or part or Interest therein

Sworn at Newport the day & year
Aboves'd before us

Sam'll CRANSTON
Rob't GARDNER D. Doll'r

Jacob NORTON

Henry MERRY's Register Entered Nov'r ye 16th 1704

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Phillip SHATTUCK and Margaret PRATT were married to other the 6th day of Jan'r 1704
Their Daughter Margarett was born on the 25th day of October 1704
Their Son Phillip was Born June ye 20th 1707
Their Son Gideon was Born May ye 7th 1712
Their Son Joseph was Born ye 11th day of March 1719/20

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Deacon W'm PARKER & Lydia Marriage & Children Entered Jany 16 1704/5
William PARKER and Lydia BROWN were married Each to other ye 7th Day of September 1676
Lydia Their Daughter was born ye 6th Day of December 1685
And Died the 24th day of August 1687
Lydia there second Daughter was born ye 13th Day of ffebruary 1689/90

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Capt. William SOUTHWORTH of Little Compton & Mrs. Martha BLAGUE of Say-Brook were married each to other November the 14th 1705

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Saybrook Land Records
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Deed from Peter and Mary CROSS to Abraham POST

Whereas, my Honoured ffather in Law Robert WADE Deceased sometime an Inhabitant in Say-Brook and had a Right to an accommodation of Land in said Town and in particular in Oyster River Quarter: and for as much as I doo understand there is yet a Right of Lands belonging to the heirs of said WADE in s'd Quarter, that is Comon or undivided and I Peter CROSS, with my Wife Mary the only surviveing Child of the said Robert WADE: Being the only heire unto s'd Land Wherefore: To all People unto whome these Presents shall may come I Peter CROSS of the Town of Mansfield in the County of Hartford in the Colonie of Connecticut in New England Planter send Greeting Know yea that I the said Peter CROSS With the free consent of my wife Mary, ffor and in the Consideration of Three Pounds and ten shillings Currant money and one hundred Weight of good Iron To me in hand secured by Bill to be paid before the signing and sealing of these Presents by Abraham POST of Say-Brook in the County and Colonie afore s'd ffarmer Wherewith I doe acknowledge myselfe to be fully satisfied Contented and payd and thereof and of and from every part thereof I the said Peter CROSS Doe by these presents Do fully freely and absolutely Give Grant, Bargain, Sell, Alienate, Enfeoffe Demise Confirme and Deliver from mee the s'd Peter CROSS and from my heirs and assigns for ever all my Right title & Interest of Lands: Be the same uplands or meadows which Doth of Right belong unto mee in s'd Oyster River Quarter within the Township of Saybrook afores''d he the said Abraham POST to attend to and Comply with the order and method of the Proprietors of said Quarter Respecting the Deviding of the same: I the said Peter CROSS for and in the Consideration afores'd have Bargained and sold as afores'd unto the said Abraham POST with all the Rights Privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging and all my Right Title and Interest of and unto the said Bargained Premises To have and to hold all my Right Title and Interest of and unto any Lands be they uplands or meadows as afores'd (in the Oyster River Quarter) from me the s'd Peter CROSS and from my heirs unto the s'd Abraham POST and to his heirs and assigns for ever and I the s'd Peter CROSS for myselfe my heirs Executors administrators and every of them Doth Covenant, Promise grant and agree to and with the said Abraham POST his heirs and assigns by these presents in manner following (that is to say) That the s'd Peter CROSS will WARRANT & Defend the within granted and Bargained Premises by these Presents mentioned from his heirs or any of the heirs of my ffather in Law Robert WADE above s'd or any other person or Persons Claiming any Right to or Challenging any Right or Title in the same by from or under us or either of us or them and that he the s'd Abraham POST by force and vertue of these presents himselfe his heirs Executors administrators or assigns shall & may from time to time and at all times after the Date hereof peaceably and quietly have hold use occupie Possess and Injoy all and every part of the above Bargained Premises with the appurtenances to the only proper use beneiftt and behoof of the said Abraham POST his heirs and assigns for ever.

In Wittness and for Confirmation Whereof I the above named Peter CROSS have hereunto sett my hand and seal this 25th Day of June an-noque dom'r 1703

Signed Sealed and Delivered
In presence of us Witnesses
Bluaiah BUSHNELL
Elizabeth BUSHNELL

Peter CROSS P.C. his mark and Seal

Norwich June the 25th 1703
Peter CROSS the subscriber hereof personally appeared and acknowledged the above Written Instrument to be his own act and Deed before me.
Richard BUSHNELL Justice
Entered Nov'r ye 20th 1704

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Saybrook Land Records
Book 1 Page 97

The Lands of Nathaniell PRATT in Potopauge Quarter

Janu'r ye 15th 1674

Wee whose Names are here under Written being by the Honoured Court appointed administrators of the Estate of Lieut William PRATT Late of Say-Brook deceased doe here by Order that these Lands here following be Recorded in the Records of Say-Brook unto Nathaniell PRATT his heirs and assigns for ever as part of his Portion Due to him from the Estate of his ffather Lieut. William PRATT afores'd which Lands Lyeth in Potopauge Quarter Belonging to Say-Brook.

1. Six acres of upland Bee it more or less beinge on the Point below ye dwelling House Bounded Eastward with Lands of John PRATT part of it bounded on the North with the Lands of Rob't LAY: and Elizabeth PARKER her Land" & on the South with the Cove West with the Lands of Mr. John FFENNER.

2. The halfe of the Land betwixt the house & the Barn belongs to Nathaniell PRATT

3. As allso a Parcell of bogs Lyeing by the highway going to the meadow that is to say Eight mile Meadow

4. As allso halfe of that Parcell of Rought Land at the uper end of Eight mile meadow bounded Eastward on the highway Leading to the meadow and West on the Cove.

5. one hundred pound Commonage in Potopague Quarter

6. His share or Right in the uper Lott of meadow in Eight mile meadow that is to say Mowing Meadow is Six pound ffifteen shillings

7. Three acres of boggs and a halfe in Eight mile meadow Bounded one the East with the meadow of William PRATT and on the North with William PRATT and on the North with William PRATT's meadow and on the South with the boggs that belong to Eizabeth PRATT: & on the West with the Cove

Administrators

The mark of Elizabeth PRATT
John PRATT
Joseph PRATT

Entered Nov'r ye 22d 1704

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Know all men by these presents that I John PRATT Smith of Say-Brook in the Colony of Connecticut and County of New London Have for good Causes me thereunto moveing and in special for a good and valuable sum by me secured with which I doe acknowledged my selfe to be fully satisfied Contented and paid: Have Sold bargained Enfeoffe and Confirmed and doe by these presents sell bargaine and confirme fully absolute unto Nathaniell PRATT of the town and Colony aforesaid a Certaine Dwelling House and an acre of Orchard scituate Lying and being within the bounds of Say-Brook in the place Commonly Called Potopauge the above said House and Orchard being formerly the house and orchard of Lieut. William PRATT, Deceased and since is fallen to the said John PRATT the sonn of the said Lieut. PRATT and also fell to the s'd John PRATT by agreement with his mother and the Rest of his Bretheren the above s'd house and orchard is bounded and is cituated as followeth, the House being Commonly Called the old house and joyneth to the Entery of the New House: and the orchard is bounded Westerly by the Lands by the Lands of John FFENNER an the highway, Northerly by the Northen End of the abovesaid old House, Eastward and Northward by the Land of their mother and Nathaniell PRATT's Land. The above s'd house orchard I the s'd John PRATT, doth by these presents fully freely and absolutely Confirme unto my Brother Nathaniell PRATT, with all the appurtenances Priviledges Innumities fences Trees thereunto belonging or in any way appertaing to him the said Nathaniell PRATT his heirs Exeuctors administrators and assigns for ever to have and to hold to Enjoy and Possess free from any molestaiton by me the said John PRATT or by my means or any of mine and doe by these presents declare that I

[Transcriber's Note: Deed is continued on page 97.]

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Deed Continued from Page 97

The said John PRATT am the true and Rightfull owner of the above s'd house and orchard: and for the more full and ample Confirmation of the aboves'd I doe promise by these presents to doe and suffer to be done what is Required by the Laws of the above s'd Colony as Wittness my hand and Seal this 9th of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Six hundred Eighty three

Signed Sealed and delivered
In the presence of us
Joseph PECK
Samuel PRATT

John PRATT (Seal)

Say-Brook the 19th of January 1704/5
Then and there Personally appeared the above mentioned John PRATT and acknowledged the above Instrument to be his act and Deed before me
Daniell TAYLOR Justice &c

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Administrators John & Joseph PRATT-Settlement of their father's estate

To all Christian People to whom this present Writing shall come, Know yee That wee John and Joseph PRATT, Both of Say-Brook in the County of New London and in the Colony of Connecticut in New England Being joynt administrators with our honored mother upon the Estate of our Honoured ffather Lieut William PRATT of Say-Brook aforesaid deceased and whereas it hath pleased God to take our said mother Elizabeth PRATT alias PARKER out of this Life. Wee the above said John and Joseph PRATT serviving administrators Have by vertue of that power to us derived from the Honoured Court of New London, Bearing date the 3d day of June 1679 Have distributed assigned made over and divided by and with the Consent and by mutual amicable and loving agreement of all and every the sons and Daughters of the deceased all that Estate as well Real as personal of which our said Honoured Mother stood Possessed of in her Life time and for as much as our Loving Brother Nathaniell PRATT by his own part as Likewise by the purchase from severall of his sons and Daughters these parcels following: The manner House and house Barn Stable and yard as also Halfe an acre of orchard adjoining to the Barn and yard Bounded Northward with the orchard of John PRATT, on the Eastward with his own Land and on the Westward with the highway Three and a halfe acres of Land to the Eastward of the orchard adjoining to the same: To the Northward on the land of John PRATT and Southward upon his own Land Seven and one halfe acres of Boggs in Eight mile Island meadow Called by the name of Boggs Lott, Bounded North on the Land of William PRATT, East on Capt. FFENNER's Land, Southward of the land of Mr. LYNDE and West on the Cove: and four acres of Land on Scotch Plain to be proportionable in measure according to the Rest of the Lott, all which said House out house Barn, orchard Land Bogg &c. We the above said John and Joseph PRATT doe assigne make over and confirme unto the said Nathaniel his heirs Executors administrators and assigns forever free and Cleare from all trouble molestation and disturbance from by or under us our heirs Executors administrators and assisns.

In Wittness where of we have hereunto sett our hands and seals this 12th day of Aprill Anno Domini 1692.

Signed Sealed & delivered
In the Presence of us
Thomas BUCKINGHAM Jun'r
Daniell TAYLOR

John PRATT (Seal)
Joseph PRATT (Seal)

Entered Nov'r ye 27th 1704

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Saybrook Land Records
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Land s of Nathaniel PRATT in Potopauge Quarter

Fforty acres of Land Laid out for Nathaniell PRATT in potopauge quarter March 14th 1704 Bee it more or less. Beginning at the South East of the Long Hill at a heap of stones which is the Southeast Corner of Samuell PRATT's Land and so Runs a Westerly Line fforty chains by said PRATT's Land unto a Chestnut stadle marked with S.P & I.P. which is the Northwest Corner and the Southwest Corner of Samuell PRATT's Land and so Running a Southerly line by John PRATT's Land Nine Chains to a black oake stadle with stones at the Root of it and marked which is the Southwest Corner and the South East Corner of John PRATT's Land and from thence Running Easterly fforty Chains by the Common and to a birch Tree marked near a brook which is the Southeast Corner and from thence Running Northerly Twelve Chaines to the fore mentioned heap of stones which is the Northeast corner.

Thirty acres of this Land is Erable and Pasture Land, and Ten acres on the account of the Iron Works and Laid out by us Measureres

William PARKER
Nathaniell PRATT

This was Entered in the Record of Potopauge:
Liber A. page 40 by me William PRATT.
Entered June ye 12th 1704

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Agreement between Thomas BIRCHARD and William PRATT

An agreement made the last day of October 1656 Between Thomas BIRCHARD of Martins vineyard of the one part and William PRATT of Say-Brook of the other party: Wittnesseth that the said Thomas BIRCHARD hath Bargained and Sold unto William PRATT, aforesaid all the Right Title & Interest of Land as well upland as meadow belonging & appertaining unto him the said Thomas or unto him the said Thomas or unto his John BIRCHARD Lying and being within the Quarter Commonly Called Potopauge Quarter Being Three hundred pound accommodation Together with what Commonage is thereunto Belonging or shall att any time here after appear to be due unto him within the said Quarter of Potopauge: all which the premises the said Thomas BIRCHARD Doth by these presents Bargaine sell and make over unto the said William PRATT his heirs Executors & Assigns to have hold and enjoy as his or their own proper Right & Interest In Consideration whereof the said William PRATT doth Covenant and promise for himself and his assigns to pay or Cause to be paid to the said Thomas BIRCHARD or his assigns the full sume of thirty pound sterling. Due to be paid in manner and form following: That is to say ffour pound in merchantable Wheat att or before the first day of March next ensuing at four shillings the Bushell and six pounds more at or before the twentieth day of October next after in Beife and parke in equal portion the beife att two pence halfe penny the pound with Cask and salt and the porke at ? ? the pound with ? & salt and Tenn pounds mor at or before the Twentieth of October next after which shall be in the year 1658 Three pound in Wheat at the price aforesaid and Seven pound in Beife and porke at the price aforesaid and the other Ten pounds at or before the Twentieth day of October next following which shall be in the year 1659. Three Pound in Wheat as aforesaid and seven pounds in Beife and Porke as aforesaid. And that is the true intent and meaning of the said parties n this agreement, the parties above mentioned have hereunto Interchangably sett their hand & Seals this last day of October Annoq Domini 1656

Signed Sealed & del'd
In presence of the mark W of John WESTALL
James CORNISH

Thomas BIRCHARD (Seal)

Entered Aprill ye 17th 1705

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Saybrook Land Records
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Deed between William TULLEY and Serg't Nathaniell PRATT

To all People to whome these Presents shall come Greeting & Know ye That I William TULLEY of Say-Brook in the County of New London in the Colony of Connecticut Cordwainer ffor & in Consideration of the sum of six pounds & Ten shillings Currant money To me in hand before the ensealing hereof well & truly paid by Serg't Nathaniell PRATT of Saybrook afores'd the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & myselfe therewith fully satisfied & Contented & thereof & of every part & parcell thereof Do Exonerate acquit & Discharge the s'd Nathaniell PRATT his heirs Executors & administrators for ever by these Presents Have given, granted Bargained, Sold, Conveyed & Confirmed & by these Presents do freely give, grant, Bargain, Sell Convey & Confirm unto him the said Nathaniell PRATT his heirs & assigns one piece of Land scituate Lying & being in Say-Brook Containing five Rods with an house upon s'd Land Commonly Called and Known by the name of William TULLEY's Shop: The s'd five Rods of Land is Bounded North by the Highway. West, South, & Eats by the Land of William TULLY afore s'd To have & to hold the s'd granted & Bargained Premises with all the appurtenances Privilledges & Commdities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining To him the s'd Nathaniell PRATT his heirs & assigns for & so long as s'd Nath'll PRATT his heirs or assigns shall maintain the house aboves'd upon the Land & then the s'd five Rods of Land to be Resigned to s'd TULLEY his heirs or assigns During which Term of time I the s'd W'm TULLEY, for y selfe my heirs Executors administrators Do ingage the above Demised Premises to him the said Nathaniell PRATT his heirs & assigns against the Lawfull CLAIMS or demands of any Person or Persons to Warrant Secure & defend.

In Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Twenty seventh Day of January one thousand seven hundred seven or Eight

Signed sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of us
James BRADFORD
Daniell TAYLOR

William TULLEY (Seal)

Say-Brook ye 27th day of January 1707/8
Then & there personally appeared the above named William TULLEY & acknowledged this Instrument to be his act & Deed Before me
Daniell TAYLOR
Justice of the Peace &c

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ffrancis BUSHNELL was maryed to Mary SCRANTON the 7th day of July 1725

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Abraham NOTT Jun'r was married to Abigail SELDEN Sept 22'd 1748
Abigail the wife of Abra'm NOTT Jun'r above named departed this Life October 20th 1750

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