Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Newtown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire 1838

Partly printed land document, Newtown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, January 29, 1838.
A quitclaim deed. The text reads, in part: "I, Sargent Heath of Newtown in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire ... for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars ... well and truly paid by Walter Bailey of West Newbury in the County of Essex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts .... do hereby acknowledge, have given, granted, bargained, and sold ... unto the said Walter Bailey ... [a] certain piece of land situated in Newtown, State and County aforesaid and bounded as follows viz. beginning at a stake and stones on land of Capt. Joub Peaslee's, thence on said Peaslee's and North about thirty three and a half degrees East fifty nine rods and thirteen links to a stake and stone, thence on land of Samuel Carr South forty seven degrees east sixteen rods and fifteen links to a stake and stone, thence on land of the said Sargent Heath South thirty three and a half degrees West fifty seven rods to a stake and stone, thence on land of Benjamin Chase's heirs North fifty four degres West sixteen and a half rods to the bound first mentioned, containing six acres of land by measure...."

The document is signed at the conclusion by Sargent Heath and Ruth Heath [his wife], by Thomas Carter and Benjamin F. Carter as witnesses, and by John Hart as justice of the peace. The reverse bears a handwritten clerical docket signed by Francis D. Randall as recorder. The lower right corner bears two paper seals

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