Samuel Wolcott Deed

Transcribed and contributed by Lynn Kenney


[Notes:  A copy of this deed was in Samuel Wolcott's Revolutionary War pension file.  Samuel's wife was Sarah, daughter of John Hull.  The Ransom Wolcott to whom he sold the land was probably his son, who later moved to Rochester.  On 27 January 1824, in a deposition given in the Greene County Court of Common Pleas, Samuel testified, "On or about the year 1808 I purchased fifty acres of land of Munson Parker adjoining the small piece my wife owns for two hundred fifty dollars.  I obtained the loan of two hundred and eighty dollars in money from John Hull of Wallingford in Connecticut, to pay him the annual interest yearly, at the same time for the express purpose of paying the said Parker for the land and did pay him the same money after receiving the same ~ And that since that time I have continued to pay the said Hull his interest until within about four years past when I, through the long sickness of my family and my own infirmity and great expense could no longer pay the interest and I have been obliged to sell the same fifty acres of land to pay the said Hull for his principal and interest which amount was about three hundred and thirty eight dollars principal and interest unpaid ~ And on the twenty third day of July in the year 1823, I bargained, sold and deeded the said fifty acres of land to one Ransom Wolcott of Lexington for the sum of three hundred dollars which money has gone to pay the said Hull ~ The copy of the same deed is attached to these proceedings ~"]


This indenture made the twenty third day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three between Samuel Wolcott of the town of Lexington in the county of Greene and State of New York of the one part, and Sarah my wife being of the first part, and Ransom Wolcott of the same place of the second part, witnesseth: That the said Samuel Wolcott and Sarah his wife party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars good and lawful money of the State of New York to them in hand paid at or before the ensealing and delivery of those present, by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, have granted bargained sold aliened, remised released conveyed assined en___ and confirmed, and by these present doth fully freely and absolutely grant bargain sell alien remise release convey assine ___ 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 lying and being in the town of Lexington and country aforesaid, being a part of Lot No. 70 in Stephen Day's patent and bounded as follows: Beginning at a heap of stones on the north west corner of the said lot No. 70 and runs from thence N 33 degrees East 20 chains to the north west corner of the said lot No. 70 to a stake and stones; thence s. 57 degrees E twenty five chains to a stake and stones; thence N 33 degrees west 20 chains to a stake and stones; thence to the place of beginning, containing fifty acres: Together with all and singular the appurtenances privileges and advantages whatsoever unto the said abovementioned and described premises in any wise appertaining or belonging and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof, and also all the estate equity of the party of the first part of in and to the same or any part or parcel thereof with the appurtenances; to have and to hold the above granted bargains and ___ Premises with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns for their own proper use benefit and behoof forever.  And the said party of the first part their heirs executors and administrators doth covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns that the said party of the first part, at this time of the ensealing and delivery of these present was lawfully seized in their own right of for and to the aforesaid described premises hereby granted and conveyed with the appurtenances as of a good manner of condition to alter change determine or defeat the same and hath in themselves good right full power and lawful authority to grant bargain sell convey and release the above said described land and premises with the appurtenances with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid and also that the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold occupy possess enjoy the said hereby granted and bargained premises with appurtenances; And furthermore the said party of the first part, their heirs and assigns engage to warrant, and by these present forever defend the above described and released premises - In witness whereof the said party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Sealed and delivered                                Samuel Wolcott (L. S.)
In presence of                                             Sarah Wolcott (L. S.)
      Olive Hosford
      Munson Buel


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