Deed Section

John Couzens & Wife 
to Benjamin Kenny 

Submitted by Jim Earles

 

Washington County Court House, Washington PA
14 Dec 1810 Deed – John Couzens & Wife to Benjamin Kenny
Recorded and compared with original the 2nd day of January, Ann Domini, 1811

This indenture made this 14th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten between John Couzens and Sarah, his wife, of Washington County and State of Pennsylvania, of the one part, and Benjamin Kenny of the County aforesaid of the other part. 

Whereas patent & confirmation under the hand of Thomas Mifflin, Governor, and seal of the Commonwealth was granted to John Acklin for one hundred and fifty-two acres and allowance of six percent dated the thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety-nine and involved in the Rolls Office of said Commonwealth in patent book No. 34, page 604. A part of said tract containing nine acres and a half and allowances of six percent was conveyed by deed to John White and by said White conveyed by deed to the above said John Couzens as by the records in Washington may more fully appear. 

Whereas Charles Horton was seized of a certain tract of land containing ninety four acres and the allowance called Bachelors Hall which was granted to him by patent bearing date the third day of November 1800 and enrolled in the Rolls Office of said State in patent book No. 48, page 428, a part of which containing nineteen acres and three-tenths and allowance of six percent was conveyed by said Charles Horten to John White and by said White conveyed to the above mentioned John Couzens as by the records in Washington may at large appear. 

Now this indenture, Witnesseth that the said John Couzens and Sarah, his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty-eight dollars, to them in hand paid by the said Benjamin Kenny, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, and convey to the said Benjamin Kenny all their right, title, interests, property, claim and demand whatsoever, both at law and in equity of, in, and to the above mentioned two lots of land. 

Viz (part first) Beginning at a post on Charles Horton’s line thence with the same, south twenty-three degrees west sixty-five perches and a half to a post thence with McNamee’s land north eighty-two degrees east forty perches to a post, north twenty-three degrees and a half east thirty perches to stones and a bush, north forty-two degrees west thirty-eight perches to the place of beginning, containing nine acres and a half and allowances as aforesaid; (part second) Beginning at a post and running thence south twenty-three degrees and a half west sixty-three perches to a post, thence by McNamee’s land south eighty-three degrees and a half west thirty-six perches to stones, thence north twelve degrees west sixty-three perches and a half to a post, thence east seventy-four perches to the place of beginning, containing nineteen acres and three-tenths of an acre and allowances as aforesaid be the same more of less. Together with all and singular the appurtenances unto the said two lots belonging or in any wise appertaining, and the reversions and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof. 

To have and to hold the above described and bounded lots or parcels of land and together with the appurtenances unto the said Benjamin Kenny, his heirs and assigns, to the only proper use and behoof of the said Benjamin Kenny, his heirs and assigns, forever. And the said John Couzens and Sarah, his wife, for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators do further convent and grant to and with the said Benjamin Kenny, his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns that they the said John Couzens and Sarah, his wife, the aforesaid tracts or pieces of land containing together twenty-eight acres and eight-tenths of an acre against them and their heirs and against all and every other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.

In Testimony whereof they have to these presents set their hands and seals the day and year first above written: John Couzens Sarah Couzens

Sealed and delivered in the presence of Aron Dalby John (his mark) Richards

Received the day and year first above written of Benjamin Kenny the sum of three hundred and twenty-eight dollars, being the consideration money if full: John Couzens
Witness present – James Powell $328

Washington County SS:
Before me the subscriber, one of the Commonwealth’s Justices of the peace in and for said County, personally came the above named John Couzens and Sarah, his wife, who acknowledged the foregoing instrument of writing to be their act and deed and desired the same might be admitted to record as such, said Sarah being, by me, privately examined according to law and the contents to her made known, did voluntary consent thereto. Given under my hand and seal this 14th day of December 1810: James Powell

Recorded and compared with original the 2nd day of January, Ann Domini, 1811: Isaac Kerr, Recorder

 

 **Deed Books are written as Book Volume Number, Letter, page number.

 

Page added Feb 19, 2007

 

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