Deed between Heirs of Joseph Wells (Clough, Wells, Briggs) and George Houghtaling 
- 1868

Located in Book 71, Deeds, page 32-35

Transcribed and contributed by Barbara Craddock


This indenture made the fourteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred sixty eight between OLIVE E. WELLS, widow of JOSEPH WELLS deceased, WILLIAM I. WELLS, CASPER M. SPOOR and MARGARET A. SPOOR his wife, and LOUISA WELLS, all of Coxsackie, Greene County, JACOB WELLS and CORNELIA, his wife of Thompkins, Delaware county, MARY A. CLOW and JOHN CLOW, her husband Jane Squires and Henry Squires, her husband of Athens, Greene county, CAROLINE BRIGGS and HENRY W. BRIGGS her husband of Greenbush, Rensselear county, JOSEPH WELLS and FANNY M. WELLS his wife of Schodack, Rensselaer county, all of New York state of the first part and GEORGE HOUGHTALING of the town of Coxsackie county of Greene and state of New York of the second part.Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand dollars lawful money of the United States of America to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereby is hereby confessed and acknowledged. Have granted aliened, remised, released, enfeoffed and by these presents do grant alien remise release enfeoff and confirm unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever. All that certain piece or parcel of land situate in the said town of Coxsackie aforesaid occupied by JOSEPH WELLS at the time of his decease and bounded generally as follows: on the south by lands of JOSEPH STEVENS easterly and southerly by the highway leading from the Albany and Greene Turnpike Road to the four mile point and next by the Albany and Greene Turnpike Road reserving one acre of land occupied by JOSEPH CLOUGH and containing exclusive of said acre occupied by said JOSEPH CLOUGH six acres of land to the same more or less. Also the undivided one fourth part of all that certain piece parcel or lot of land situate in the town of Coxsackie aforesaid bounded as follows: VIZ: beginning at a point on the west banks of the Hudson River at High water mark at a point called the Fish hook. And running thence westerly along the lands of the late LEONARD LAMPMAN and a road leading to Lampman’s docks to a new road lately constructed for the benefit of the property hereby sold and conveyed. Thence south easterly along the fence lately constructed on the south side of the said new road to a stake. Thence easterly to a high water mark of the Hudson River and thence northerly along high water mark of said Hudson River to the place of beginning containing one acre of land more or less. Also the undivided one fourth part of all that certain lot of land under the waters of the Hudson River and adjoining the westerly bank of said river situate in the town of Coxsackie Greene county bounded and described as follows: Beginning at high water mark at a point called Fish hook and running thence south three degrees thence east one chain and fifty links to the channel bank in Hudson River. Thence north three chains thence west one chain and fifty links to the place of beginning. Said lot being granted to the said BARENT HOUGHTALING for the purpose of constructing a dock upon as will appear by letters patent bearing date the twenty eighth day of April, 1854 and to which for a more particular description reference is hereby had and the said parties of the first part hereby release all claim to dockage or wharfage from said dock property and authorize the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to collect sue for and demand all arrearages of dockage or wharfage. And also hereby convey unto the said party of the second part all right title and advantage which the said parties of the first part may have under or by virtue of said letters patent granted to the said BARENT HOUGHTALING. Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof and all the estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of the said parties of the first part either in law or equity of in and to the above granted premises with the said hereditaments and appurtenance. To have and to hold the above mentioned and described premises with the appurtenances and every part and parcel whereof to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. And she said OLIVE WELLS, WILLIAM J. WELLS, MARGARET A. SPOOR, LOUISA WELLS, JACOB WELLS, MARY A. CLOW, JANE SQUIRE, CAROLINE BRIGGS, AND JOSEPH WELLS for themselves their heirs executors and administrators do covenant grant bargain promise and agree to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns do warrant forever to defend the above granted premises and every part and parcel whereof_________ being in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said party of the second part against the said parties of the first part their heirs executors administrators and assigns and against all and every other person or person claiming or to claim the said premises or any part thereof. In witness thereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

 MARY FRANCES WELLS           L.S.            CASPER M. SPOOR           L.S

JOSEPH M. WELLS                      L.S.              MARGARET A. SPOOR L.S.                  

JOHN CLOW                                 L.S.              HENRY S. SQUIRES         L.S.

MARY A. CLOW                           L.S.              JANE S. SQUIRES              L.S.

CAROLINE BRIGGS                     L .S.             LOUISA WELLS              L.S.

OLIVE E. WELLS                          L.S.               JACOB WELLS                 L.S.

WILLIAM J. WELLS                     L.S.               CORNELIA WELLS           L.S.


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