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Transcribed by Julie Tarr, 18 July 2010
Source: Oakland County, Michigan, Deed records, 1821-1926, 7: 121-122, George M & Frances Shaw to Aaron Webster, 16 April 1833; FHL microfilm 975,563, item 3. Note: Many of the words on the bound-edge of the page were cut off when it was microfilmed. Brackets are used to designate those words as assumed by studying other deeds of the same place and time period. Know all men by these presents That we George & Frances Shaw of the Town and County of Oakland Territory of Michigan in consideration of three [hun]dred dollars to us paid by Aaron Webster of the aforesaid County and Territory the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge do [by] these presents give, grant, bargain, sell, and convey unto the said [Aaron] Webster his heirs and assigns, a certain parcel of land, situate in [the] village of Rochester in said County bounded and described as fol[lows] viz: Village Lot Number [blank] being on main street sixty feet front [?] one hundred and fifty feet back in the village of Rochester County of Oakland Territory of Michigan reference being had to the survey of [the] village of Rochester recorded in Registers Office in the County of [Oak]land aforesaid Together with all the privileges and appurtenances to the s[aid] land in any wise appertaining and belonging. To have and to hold the abo[ve] granted premises to the said Aaron Webster his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behoof forever: And we the said George M & Frances Shaw for us our heirs executors and administrators do covenant with the said Aaron Webster his heirs and assigns from all incumbrances that we have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Aaron Webster as aforesaid; and that we will, and our heirs, executors and administrators shall Warrant and Defend the same to the said Aaron Webster his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful demands of all persons. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of W Burbank Elisha Glazier } } G M Shaw L.S. Frances Shaw L.S.
County of Oakland ss. I hereby certify that the within named G. M. Shaw personally came before me and acknowledged that he signed and sealed the within [d]eed for all the purposes therein set forth. Also Frances Shaw wife of the sd G. M. [w]ho acknowledged that she signed and sealed the within deed with a knowledge of its contents and without fear or compulsion of her sd husband she having been [in]terrogated apart from her husband given under my hand this 25th of April 1833 W Burbank Justice of the Peace Received for recording on the 25th day of June A.D. 1833 at one o’clock in the afternoon Walter Sprague, Register O.C.M.T.