between James Bailey
and Reuben Towner
Transcribed and contributed by Jackie Towner
This indenture made the fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred fifty one, Between James Bailey, and Phebe Ann, his wife and Jonathan Bailey, all of the town of Jewett, in the county of Greene and state of New York, of the first part, and Reuben E Towner of the same place, of the second part. Witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and eighty eight dollars and eleven cents, money of account of the United States to the said party of the first part, by the said party of the second part in hand well and duly paid, at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted, bargained, sold, alienated, released and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, and confirm unto the said party of the second part in his actual possession now being, and to his heirs and assigns forever. All that certain parcel of land situated in the town of Jewett aforesaid, and being part of the lot known as the Parke lot, and more particularly described as follows, Viz: beginning at the centre of the Creek Road, at the north west corner of the parcel of land conveyed by Ethan S Bailey to N Wm Beach, and run thence along the west line thereof, south 51 degrees 45 minutes west, 9 chains 10 links to the south line of the Parke lot, thence along said south line north 55 degrees 30 minutes west 10 chains 46 links to a point 6 links southeast from a beech tree cornered; thence north 34 degrees 30 minutes east, fifteen chains to the centre of the beaten track of said road; and thence along said track south 30 degrees 30 minutes east 14 chains 60 links to the place of beginning, and contains 14 and 3/10 acres of land more or less. Together with all and singular the privileges, advantages, hereditments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise appertaining. Add the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof and also all the estate right, title interest, property claims or demised whatsoever or will at law as an equity of the said parties of the first part, or either of them, of, in or to the land, every or any part or parcel thereof. To have and to hold the above granted , bargained and released premises with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, to the only proper use of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said parties of the first part, for themselves, heirs, executors and administrators do by these presents, covenant, promise, grant and agree to and with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns in manner and form following, that is to say that they the said parties of the first part at the time of the ensealing and delivery of these presents, were lawfully seized in their own right , of, in and of the said premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released with the appurtenances, as of, good, sure, perfect, absolute, and undeferrable? estate of inheritance in fee simple , without any condition or other matter or thing whatsoever to alter, change, charge, defect? or make void the same. And also that they the said parties of the first part have in themselves good right, full power and lawful authority to grant, bargain, sell, release, and assure the said premises hereby mentioned to be granted and released, unto and to the use of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid. And further, the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time , at all times forever hereafter, peaceably and quietly, have, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy the said premises mentioned to be hereby granted and released, with the appurtenances. And to be free and clear, and freely acquitted, exonerated and discharged, of, from and against all and all ___ of former and other gifts, grants, bargains, sales, leases, mortgages, dowers, and titles of dower, judgments………..