between Briggs and
Van Loan - 1841
Located in Book 31, Deeds, page 396
Transcribed and contributed by Barbara Craddock
This indenture made the tenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty one between BENJAMIN BRIGGS and EUNICE, his wife of the Town of Athens, County of Greene, State of New York, of the first part and ISAAC N. VAN LOAN of the second part, witnesseth that the said parties of the first part in consideration of eight hundred dollars lawful money of the United States to them duly paid, have sold and by these presents do grant and convey to the said party of the second part, his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever. All these certain three lots of land situate in the Village of Athens in what is called the Esperanza Purchase bounded in the north by Livingston Street and lying east of Meal Street, and is the same as purchased by said BRIGGS and LEVI WAGGONER of SAMUEL MILLER, for the number of said lots and a more particular description of said lots reference to said deeds being had to said deed will more fully appear. Also all that certain lot of land, with the dwelling house and barn therein lying in the Upper Village of Athens (House, barn occupied by said BRIGGS) lying on east side of and fronting upon the Albany & Greene Turnpike and Swan Street being fifty feet in width on Swan Street and extends easterly from said Swan Street to the northern half, one hundred feet and the southern half eighty feet, being a part of lot number seven and the southern part of lot number eight of what are called the Glebe Lands of the Zion Church, and said lot hereby mentioned to be conveyed, is bounded north by a lot of said BRIGGS lately purchased of WILLIAM SMITH, east by said lot and lands of THOMAS ALCOTT, and west of said Turnpike (which last described lot is subject to an annual rent to be paid to the trustees of the said Lutheran Church which the said party of the second part is here after to pay, with the appurtenances, and all the estate, title, and interest of the said party of the first part therein. And the said parties of the first part do hereby covenant and agree that at the delivery thereof they are the lawful owner of the described above granted and secured of a good and indespensible estate of inheritance therein, clear of all encumbrances. Except the small rent aforesaid and a mortgage held by JOHN CLOUGH which mortgage to be paid by said VAN LOAN and consolidation on part of the above mentioned and consideration of eight hundred dollars and that they will warrant and defend the above granted premises in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever in witness thereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above mentioned.
Benjamin Briggs L. S. Eunice Briggs L.S.
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