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Deed Strafford County (1815) before Carroll Co. was formed.
New Hampshire Bk 108 pg 562

Robert Sargent

Know all men by these presents thus I Joseph Haukins of Effingham in the county of Strafford and State of New Hampshire Gentleman in consideration of one hundred and thirty seven dollars and fifty cents paid by Robert Sargent of Effingham aforesaid yeoman the receipt whereof

I do hereby acknowledge do hereby give grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Robert Sargent his heirs and assigns forever twenty seven and half acres of land situated in Effingham and is bounded as follows viz Beginning at the south east corner of Leut. Nason’s land on the northerly side of the road leading from Porter to Eaton and running south sixty six degrees east ten rods by the said road thence north forty eight degrees east thirteen rods thence south sixty two degrees east sixty nine rods to the province line to a yellow birch spotted on four sides thence north eight degrees east one hundred and eight rods thence south forty eight degrees west one hundred and twenty rods to the bounds first mentioned containing twenty seven and one half acres be the same more or less. 

To have and to hold the said _______  ________ premises with the privileges and appurtenances thereof to the said Robert Sargeant his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behalf forever.  And I the said Joseph Hawkins for myself my heirs executors and administrators do covenant with the said Robert Sargeant his heirs and assigns that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises that they are free of all encumbrances that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Robert Sargeant and that I will warrant and defend the same to the said Robert Sargeant his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claims or demands of all persons. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.  The words in the third line from the top are cents paid.                  

Joseph Hawkins     Seal


Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of

Stephen Haukins                                          ___________ Jr., State of New Hampshire

Mary Sweat                                                Effingham this first day of April A.D. 1815

                                                                  Thus personally appeared Joseph Haukins and acknowledged the above instrument to be his free act and deed – Before me

                                                                  James Leavitt Justice of Peace


Received January 31, 1821 by M. L. Neil Recorder








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