Deed between Wm. and Hannah Smith and Benjamin Briggs
- 1854

Located in Book Z, Deeds, page 199

Transcribed and contributed by Barbara Craddock


This indenture made the ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred thirty nine between WILLIAM J. SMITH and HANNAH, his wife of the Town of Athens, County of Greene of first part and BENJAMIN BRIGGS 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 three hundred and twenty five dollars lawful money of the United States of America to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part at or before the releasing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have, remand, released and quit claimed and by these presents do release and Quit Claim unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever all that certain piece,  parcel or lot of land situate lying and being in the Village of Athens in what is called Esperanza and is bounded west by the Albany and Greene Turnpike and south by a lot of said Briggs and Thomas Allcot, east by the Hudson River and north by the lands of the said Smith. Said lot is one hundred feet in width on said Turnpike road and witnessed of the same width easterly to Hudson River which lot is subject to a yearly rental (being part of the Glebe Lands) of three dollars and thirty and a half cents, which said Briggs is hereafter to pay. Together with all and singular the testaments, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the revision and revisions, remainder and remainders unto issues and profits thereof and also all the estate, right, title, interest, dower property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever as will 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 with the appurtenances, to have and to hold the above granted and described premises with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns to his or their own  proper use and behoof forever. In witnesseth whereof, the said parties of the first part have here unto set their hands and seals this day and year first above written.

                                                                                            William L. Smith             L. S.
                                                                                            
Hannah Smith                  L. S.


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