A Deed Between Thomas SPENCER, Jun., Saybrook, New London Co., CT.,
& Christopher LAY, Saybrook, New London Co., CT
[Transcribed by Janece Streig]
Saybrook Land Records
Book 6 Page 167
Deed from Thomas SPENCER Jun'r to Christopher LAY
To all People to whom these presents shall come Greeting: Know ye that I Thomas SPENCER Jun'r of Bay-Brook in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut in New England for the consideration of the sum of Sixteen pounds in Money to me in hand paid by Christopher LAY of said Say-Brook and in the County and Colony aforesaid do give grant bargain sell and confirm unto ye said Christopher LAY one acre and thirty one rods of Salt Meadow lying in Say-Brook aforesaid and in the Quarter of Oyster River Bounded Southerly on Meadow belonging to Ens'n Caleb SPENCER, Westerly on Eight mil River Northerly on William BUSHNELL's meadow and Eastwardly on a Creek the Southwest corner is a Stake and stones from thence running thirty five and ½ rods Westerly to a stake and stones thence run Easterly thirty six rods and an half to a stake and stones, thence running five rods and six feet Southerly to the first mentioned bound stake and stones.
To have and to hold ye above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto him the said Christopher LAY his heirs and assigns forever to his and their own proper use and behoof. And also I the said Thomas SPENCER do for myself my heirs executors and administrators Covenant with the said Christopher LAY his heirs and assigns that at and untill ye ensealing of these presents I am well seized of the premises as a good indefeasible estate in fee simple and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner and form as is above written and that the same is free of all incumbrances whatsoever. And furthermore I the said Thomas SPENCER do by these presents Bind myself my heirs forever to Warrant and Defend the above granted and bargained Premises to him the said Christopher LAY his heirs and assigns against all claims and demands whatsoever.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the tenth day of January in ye 16th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George ye Second of Great Brittain &c., Annoque Domini 1742/3.
Signed Sealed and delivered
In presence of
Jed CHAPMAN Jun'r
Thomas SPENCER Jun'r (Seal)
Say-Brook January 10th 1742/3.
Then personally appeared the above named Thos. SPENCER Jun'r and acknowledged the above instrument to be his deed,
Before me Jed CHAPMAN Just peace
Rec'd March 1st 1742/3 and entered from ye original
Per Sam'll WILLARD Register