Deed between Henry W. and Mary J. Briggs and Henry Stranahan - 1854, 1858

Located in Book 28, Deeds, page 401

Transcribed and contributed by Barbara Craddock


This indenture made the seventh day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifty four between HENRY W. BRIGGS and MARY J., his wife of the town of Athens, county of Greene and state of New York of the first part and HENRY STRANAHAN of the town county and state aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for or in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty (150) dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part do grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever. All these two certain house lots and the buildings erected thereon situate lying and being in the village of Athens in the county of Greene and being part of a tract of land commonly called the Esperanza purchase and known and distinguished as lots number seventeen and nineteen on a map and survey of said Esperanza purchase. Said lots being adjacent to each other and on the northerly side of and fronting upon Hudson Street being together fifty feet in width upon said Hudson Street running westerly from said street at right angles keeping the width of fifty feet, one hundred feet to the rear of lots on Montgomery Street and are bounded on the north by lot number fifteen on the south by lot number twenty all of which are at large appear on the aforesaid map and survey reference being thereunto had said lots being the same which were this day conveyed by law by the aforesaid party of the second part to the party of the first part and their presents are given to secure the payment of part of the consideration money of the said premises together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or any wise appertaining. This conveyance is intended as a mortgage _______ the payment of the sum of one hundred fifty (`150) dollars in manner following. VIZ: The lawful interest annually from the first day of April AD one thousand eight hundred fifty five (1855) the principal one hundred fifty dollars on the first day of April AD 1864 or at the end of ten years from the first of April 1854 according to the condition of a certain bond debt this day executed by the said HENRY W. BRIGGS to the said party of the second part and there presents should be of such payment be made. But in case default should be made on the payment of the principal or interest as above provided. Then the party of the second part his heirs executors administrators assigns are hereby empowered to sell the premises above described or any part thereof in the manner prescribed by law and out of the money arising from such sale to retain the said principal and interest together with the costs and charges of making such sale and the surplus if any there should be paid by the party making such sale or demand both said parties of the first part their heirs assigns. Witness whereof the said parties of the first part hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

                                                                                                        HENRY W. BRIGGS L.S.
                                                                                                        MARY J. BRIGGS L.S.


Located in Book 28, page 402

Transcribed and contributed by Barbara Craddock

This indenture made the seventeenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifty four between HENRY W. BRIGGS and MARY J. his wife, of the town of Athens in the county of Greene and state of New York of the first part and HENRY STRANAHAN of the town, county and state aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred fifty (250) dollars to them in law paid by the said party of the second part do grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. All those two certain small pieces parcels or lots of land intended for the house  lots situate lying and being in the village of Athens in the county of Greene and being part of a tract of land commonly called the Esperanza purchase. On the easterly side of and fronting upon Montgomery Street each lot being twenty five (25) feet in width upon said Montgomery Street and ________ and __________ in a map and survey of said Esperanza purchase is lots thirteen (13) and fourteen (14) and together making a front upon said Montgomery Street of fifty (50) feet and running easterly at right angles from said street and together keeping width of fifty (50) feet one hundred (100) feet to the rear of lots numbered seventeen (17) and nineteen (19) in the possession of said HENRY STRANAHAN said lots numbered thirteen and fourteen adjoining each other then bounded on the north by lot number twelve (12) and on the southerly lot number sixteen (16) all of which will at large appear by the map and survey aforesaid reference thereto being had. Said lots being the same which were this day conveyed by bond by the aforesaid party of the second part to the said party of the first part and their presents are given to secure payment of part of the consideration money of the said premises together with all singular the hereditaments appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. This conveyance is intended as a mortgage to secure the payment of the two hundred fifty (250) dollars in manner following Viz: The lawful interest ___________ annually from the first day of April AD 1855 and the principal two hundred fifty (250) dollars on the first day of April AD 1860 and at  the end of six years from the first day of April 1854 according to the condition of a certain bond dated this day executed by the said HENRY W. BRIGGS of the said party of the second part. In these presents shall be bond of such payment be made but in case default shall be made in the payment of the principal or interest as above provided. Then the party of the second part his heirs executors administrators assigns are hereby empowered to sell premises above described or any part thereof in the manner described by law and out of the money arising from such sale to retain the said principal and interest together with the costs and charges of making such sale and the surplus if any there shall be paid by the party making such sale in demand to the said party of the first part their heirs assigns. In witness whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

                                                                                HENRY W. BRIGGS    L.S.                                                                                 MARY J. BRIGGS   L.S.


Located in Book 49, page 396

Transcribed and contributed by Barbara Craddock

This indenture made the fourteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifty four between HENRY W. BRIGGS and MARY, his wife of the town of Athens and county of Greene and state of New York parties of the first part and HENRY STRANAHAN of the town of Athens of Greene and state of New York party of the second part. Witnesseth that the said party of said first part for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars to them duly paid by said party of the second part, have bargained, sold remise and quit claimed and by these presents do bargain sell remise and quit claim unto the said party of the second part in his actual possession now being and to his heirs and assigns forever. All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate lying and being in the town of Athens and county of Greene and state of New York in a place commonly called the upper village of Athens bounded and described as follows : VIZ: bounded west upon the Albany and Greene Turnpike Road fifty seven feet on said turnpike land and bounded on the north by lands of HENRY STRANAHAN and running east one hundred and fifty feet and bounded on the east by lands of HENRY STRANAHAN and hence running southerly fifty two feet on the east line of said lot and bounded south by lot of HENRY STRANAHAN and lots of CASPER VAN LOAN thence running westerly one hundred and fifty feet to the west line bounded on the Albany and Greene County Turnpike Road the lands hereby intended to be conveyed are part and parcel of the Glebe lands of the Lutheran Zion Church of the village of Athens and subject to a Glebe rent of one dollar and sixty two and a half cents per year on the lands hereby conveyed. Which said Glebe lands above mentioned. The party of the second part is to pay yearly on the first day of June in each year together with all and singular the tentaments, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders and ________ and profits thereof and also all the estate, right, title and interest, property, possession, claim and demand whosoever as well in law as in equity of the said parties of the first part of in or to the above described premises and every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold all and singular the above mentioned and described premises together with the appurtenances and all the estate, title and interest therein of the said parties of the first part. In witness thereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals this day and year above written. 

                                                                                                      HENRY W. BRIGGS     L.S.    
                                                                                                      MARY J. BRIGGS          L.S.


Located in Book 59, Deeds, page 11

Transcribed and contributed by Barbara Craddock

This indenture made this twentieth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred fifty eight between HENRY W. BRIGGS and MARY J., his wife, of the first part and HENRY STRANAHAN of the second part both parties of the town of Athens in the county of Greene and state of New York. Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part, in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) to them duly paid have sold and by these presents, do grant and convey to the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns. All those two certain equal pieces, parcels and lots of land intended for house lots situate, lying and being in the village of Athens, in the county of Greene and being part of a tract of land commonly called the Esperanza purchase. On the easterly side of  said Montgomery Street, each lot being twenty five feet (25) in width upon said Montgomery Street and are known and distinguished by a map and survey of said Esperanza purchase are lots number thirteen (13) and fourteen (14) and together meeting at front upon said Montgomery Street of fifty feet and running easterly at right angles from said street and together keeping the width of fifty feet (50) one hundred feet (100) to the rear of lot number seventeen (17) in the possession of said HENRY STRANAHAN. Said lots number thirteen (13) and fourteen (14) adjoining each other and are bounded on the north by lot number twelve (12). And on the south by lot number sixteen (16) all of which will at large appear to by the map and survey aforesaid referenced thereto being had. With the appurtenances and all the Estate, Title, and Interest therein of the said parties of the first part. And all the said HENRY W. BRIGGS and MARY J., his wife do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns. That at the time of the ensealing and delivery of these presents they are the lawful owners and are well seized in fee simple and possession of the premises above conveyed and of the whole thereof and that the houses are free and clear from all encumbrances,  lien, charges, and claim whatever and that the premises thus conveyed in the Quiet and Peaceable Possession of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, they will forever Warrant and Defend against any person whomsoever lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof. In Witness whereof, the parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

                                                                                      HENRY W. BRIGGS     L.S.
                                                                                      MARY J. BRIGGS  (X-HER MARK)    L.S. 


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