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This Indenture made this Nineteenth day of May in the Year of our Lord Thousand seven hundred and fifty five Between James Ensign & Ruth his wife of Goshen in the County of Orange & Province of New York fuller of the one part & John Yelverton of the Town, County & Province a foresaid Geak of these that Trust Witnesseth that the said James Ensign for and in Consideration of the the full and just sum of Ninety Seven pounds four shilling current money of the Province aforesaid to him in Hand paid before the Execution hince ~~~~ John Yelverton the Blesing where of is hereby acknowledged & the J Yalverton by Me the foresaid is for ever a ~~~~ox discharge ~~~and for delivery of this couses & convies ~~~~~ him ~ hereunto moving the said James Ensign hath given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened enficoffed and confirmed by these presents doth give, grant, bargain, sel, aliene onfacoff and confirm unto the aforesaid John Yalverton his kins, Executors, Administrators, and Assign for Ever one certain Lot of Messuage of Land situate lying and being in a certain Tract of Land commonly called Cromlines in Wawayanda Patent in the same County and Province aforesaid and part of that Tract of Land which said Ensign bought of John Bears which Deed is now in the custody of the abovesaid Yalerton & reference being had there unto more heredieularly will appear Bounded as follows, begining at the westermost corner at a black Oak tree between Michel Jacksons & sd Ensigns Land and runs from thence N 106° 31' E. 6 Ch. & 47 Lin. to a marked black Oak tree (being the Corner of the Land that was conveyed from said Ensign to Michel Jackson) then S. 48° E. 14 C 25 L to a stake with stones about it. Then S. 49 W. 5 C to a stake with stones about it. THen S. 15° 30' E. 18 C 25 L to a stake with stones about it. Then S 50° E. 1 C 38 L to a White Oak Trea. Then S. 28° E 9 C 90 L to black Oak Trea. Then S 30° W. 9 C to a walnut sapplin. The S 16 W. 6 C to a chestnut oak Trea. Then S. 1° W. 9 C 75 L to a Stake standing on the west side of Wawayanda Road. Then W 8 S. 1 C 88 L to a walnut tree the southcorner of the above Tract of Land from thence to the place of begining containing forty two acres & three Quarters, more or less together with all and singular the Commodities, Advantages, Hereditaments, Appurtinances Houses, barns, Stables, Orchards Gardens, Waters Water Courses or improvements hereunto belonging or in any ways appertaining and all Estate right title intrest use trust property possessiion claim Provension & demand of them with said James Ensign or with his wife in & to thereto granted land & Premises and every part thereof. To have and to hold the above granted Land & Premises to him the said John Yalverton and to the only one and Behoof of him the said John Yalverton His Heirs and Assigns for ever and the said James Ensign for himself his Heirs, Executors and Administrators doth hereby covenant promis and and agree to and with the said John Yalverton His Heirs and Assigns that he the said James Ensign at the time of Excepting these Presents had in himself good right and full power to sell and dispose of the Premises in Manner aforesaid and that the are free from all manner of encumbrances (The Quit rent that shall become due to the King only excepted) and that the same and every past thereof shall remain, abide and continue unto the said John Yalverton His Heirs and Assigns forever as a good, pure, perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple without any Condition proviso or Limitation to other or change the same And Further that said James Ensign his Heirs, Executors and Administrators shall and forever warrant and defend the said Land and premises unto him the said John Yalverton His Heirs and Assigns against all manner of persons lawfully claiming the same. In Witness whereof the Parties have set their Hands and Seals. Date above writen xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Ruth X Ensign
Signed Sealed and delivered in present of Us.
|Title||John Ensign to John Yelverton Indenture|
Deed, dated May 19th, 1755, documenting the sale of 42 3/4 acres of one James Ensign to John Yelverton for the sum of 97 pounds and 4 shillings. This is most of the acreage on which the village of Chester developed.
Note: The spelling in this document does not conform to modern practice plus the handwriting was difficult to decipher.
Board, James J., 1802-1894
Duryea, Benjamin F.
Jackson, Michael, ?-1789
Yelverton, John Hopper, 1815-1849
Yelverton, John, 1693-1767
|Corporate Name||Orange Surrogate Court|
|Location||Chester (Village) - Orange County - New York|
|Source||W. S. Durland Collection|
|Publisher.Digital||Chester Historical Society|
The Chester Historical Society
47 Main Street, Chester, NY10918
|Rights||Prior written permission is required for any use of the images in this collection from the Chester Historical Society.|
|Technical Data||2 ea: jpeg 72 ppi RGB photo, Sony DSC-F717, saved as tiff, 1712 x 2220 pixels, Photoshop Elements 3.0|