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Transcribed by Julie Tarr, 24 June 2010
Source: Oakland County, Michigan, Deed records, 1821-1926, 1: 65-66, Aaron Webster to James Thorington, 14 May 1823; FHL microfilm 975,561, item 1. Note: Many of the words on the bound-edge of the page were cut off in the fold of the book when it was microfilmed. Brackets are used to designate those words as assumed by studying other deeds of the time period. Aaron Webster This Indenture made the fourteenth day of May in the year of our To Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three between Aaron James Thorington Webster of Bloomfield in the county of Oakland & Territory of Michigan of the first part & James Thorington of the same place of the second part witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand dollars to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged hath granted Bargained Sold remised released aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell remise release alien and confirm unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever all that certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the township of Bloomfield in the County of Oakland in the Territory aforesaid known and described as the south east quarter of section numbered five of Township numbered two north in Range eleven east in the district of land offered for sale by the United States of America at Detroit and which said Quarter section contains one hundred and sixty acres of land and now purchased by the said party of the first part from the said United States as appears by the patent of the said United States bearing date on the first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty one Together with all & singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof and all the estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of the said party of the first part either in law or equity of in and to the above bargained premises with the said hereditaments and appurtenances To have and to hold the said premises above described to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to the sole and only proper use benefits and behoof of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever and the said party of the f[irst] part for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant grant bargain and agree to and with the said p[arty] of the second part his heirs and assigns that at the time of the ensealing and delivery of these presents he is well seized of the premises above conveyed [as] of a good sure perfect absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in the law in fee simple and that the above bargained premises in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said party of the sec[ond] part his heirs and assigns against all and every person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the whole or in any part thereof he will forever warrant and defend And Sarah Webster wife of said Aaron Webster in consideration of the sum of one dollar to her in hand paid the receipt whereof s[he] doth hereby acknowledge doth hereby release to the said James Thorington his heirs and assigns all her right and t[itle?] of dower in the aforegranted premises the receipt whereof the party of the first part and his said wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written Aaron Webster L.S. Sarah Webster L.S. Signed Sealed and Delivered in } presence of S Dole S Neals } Territory of Michigan } Coutnty of Waynre } ss: Be it remembered that on this fourteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty three before me the undersigned one of the Justices of the Peace in and for [the] County of Oakland came the within named Aaron Webster [to] me known to be the maker of the within instrument who acknowledged that he executed and delivered the same as his voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein expressed And at the same time came Sarah Webster
wife of the said Aaron Webster one of the makers of the within instrument [she] being examined by me separate and apart from her said husband acknowledged that she executed and delivered the same freely and voluntarily without any fear threats or compulsion of or from her said husband or from any other person or persons whatsoever all which I certify according to the statute Given under my hand in the County of Oakland the day and year above written Received for recording the 15th day of May 1823 at 2. oClock P.M. } } Sidney Dole Justice of the Peace
Recorded May 20 1823. Sidney Dole Register O.C.M.T.