A Deed Between James WRIGHT, Saybrook, New London Co., CT.,
& Benjamin MERRELL, Saybrook, New London Co., CT
[Transcribed by Janece Streig]
Saybrook Land Records
Book 5 Page 75
FHL Film #5538
Deed from James WRIGHT to Benjamin MERRELL (MERELL, MERELL)
To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come Greeting: Know ye that I, James WRIGHT of Say-Brook in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut in New England for and in consideration of Seven Hundred Pounds money to me in hand paid before ye ensealing hereof by Benjamin MERELL of Killingworth in the County aforesaid, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do freely fully and absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey and confirm unto him the said Benjamin MERREL his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land and meadow containing by estimation one hundred and seventy acres be it more or less lying in the Township of Say-Brook aforesaid lying near the dividing line between said Killingworth and said Saybrook, the Norwest corner is at the Menuncatest River and from thence it runneth Southerly six rods to a stake and stones about it by ye Country road, from thence it runneth Souteast or thereabouts thirty two rods where there is another stake and stones about it and from that sake a little more easterly to a Chestnut tree standing in Say-Brook, the distance between the said Stake and Chestnut tree is Eighteen rods and from the aforesaid tree it runneth Southerly one hundred and twenty four rods to a Wallnut tree marked on two sides East and Northerly, from thenc Easterly Sixty eight rods to a stake and Stones about it standing by the meadow side, thence thence it continues a straight line to the River where there is a stake by the mouth of a Small creek, that runs into the river and Easterly and Northerly its bounded with the aforesaid Menuncatest River and meadow now belonging to Samuel WRIGHT and Westerly and Southerly by highway and upland and meadow formerly belonging to Mr. James WRIGHT, Grand-father of the present Grantor.
To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises to him the said Benjamin MERELL his heirs and assigns forever to his and their own proper use and behoof forever. And I the said James WRIGHT for myself my heirs executors and administrators do covenant and promise and grant to and with the said Benjamin MERRELL his heirs and assigns that before the ensealing hereof I am the sole and lawfull owner of the above granted premises and have in myself good right and lawful authority to bargain and sell the same in manner as abovesaid and that the said Benjamin MERRELL his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by force and virtue of these presents lawfully peacefully and quietly have hold use possess and enjoy the a said granted premises free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged of and from all manner of former or other gifts grants bargains sales mortgages or incumbrances whatsoever.
Moreover I the said James WRIGHT for myself my heirs executors and administrators do covenant and engage the above granted premises unto him the said Benjamin MERRELL his heirs and assigns against the lawfull claims or demands of any persons whomsoever forever after to Warrant Secure and Defend.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of April A.D. 1738.
Signed sealed and delivered
In presence of
Sam'll WILLARD Jun'r
James WRIGHT (Seal)
Killingworth April ye 27th 1738.
Then personally appeared the within named James WRIGHT and acknowledged the signing and sealing the above written instrument to be his free act and deed.
Before me David BUELL Justice of the Peace.
Rec'd May 1st 1738 and entered from the original
Per Sam'll WILLARD Register.