James Alexander Deed 1745

New Jersey Secretary of State Deeds ,Liber F2 p. 376-378

W.N.J. Society by Lattouch & Haynes
James Alexander
Recorded 4 April 1745
Page 376

This Indenture made this the first day of April in the Eighteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith Anno Domini 1744 Between John Child Esq Vice President Mr Levy Ball Mr Francis Minshull Mr Joseph Mico Mr Henry Greenaway and Mr Thomas Knapp for and in behalf of themselves and the rest of the West New Jersey Society of the first part and James Alexander of the city of New York of the second part. Whereas the parties aforesaid of the first part being seized in fee of thirteen thousand five hundred acres of land after allowance for barrens sic situate beginning opposite point of land that lyeth between Passaic river & Pequannock river lying and being on the south side of the Passaic river and from thence running South Seventy Degrees Westerly Eighty Five chains from thence Seventy Two Degrees Easterly Two Hundred and Eighty Three Chains Thence South Forty Four Degrees Westerly Four Hundred and Seventy Five Chains Thence to the most Easterly corner of Thomas Fullerton's land and Thence along said Fullerton's land North Forty Five Westerly One Hundred and Five Chains to said Passaic River where Fullerton Brook falls into the same Thence following down the stream of said Passaic River to the upper corner of a small tract of land belonging to John Johnston and Michael Hawden then North Fifty Three Degrees Easterly along their line to said Passaic River and thence running down the line of the said river as aforesaid to where it began and also seized fee of One Thousand acres of land with the appurtenances scituate lying and being on the West side of the Raway River in the County of Essex Beginning by the said Raway river at the upper corner of John Pope's land and running West One hundred and Four Chains thence North One Hundred and Seventeen Chains Thence East to Raway river and thence as the said river runs to the place where it began And also Seized in Fee of Three Thousand Six Hundred acres of land lying in the County of Bergen. Beginning on the West Side of the Hudson River bt the land of George Lockhart Deceased and running along the lines of said Lockhart's land as his land goes to Cheche Brook up the stream thereof to the land late of Baltazar Dehart deceased thence along the line of the said Dehart's land to Hudson's river and thence along said Hudsons river to where it began. Together with the appurtances thereunto belonging to they the parties aforesaid of the first part by their instrument or letter of Attorney in writing duly executed bearing date the Tenth day [page 377] February in the tenth year of our Sovereign Lord King George the second did constitute and appoint Joseph Murray, Jeremiah Lattouch, Joseph Haynes and every any and either of them to be their agents Attorneys of factors in his Majesties Province of New Jersey and elsewhere in America. To sell assign and dispatch of any of their lands as tenements according to the instructions which they every or any of them should from time to time receive from the said constituents or from the committee for the time being or any part thereof to such person or persons as for such sum or sums of money as should be deemed merit for the Society's advantage to make and execute all New Jersey deeds and writings as the case and customs of the county should require as by the said instrument under the hands & seals of them the said John Child Levy Ball Thomas Minshull Joseph Mico Henry Greenaway & Thomas Knapp and also sealed with the common seals of the said West New Jersey Society and recorded in the Secretarys Office at Burlington in Book E,pg 247 & recorded also in the Secretary's office at Perth Amboy in Liber E, Fol. 1&2. Reference thereunto (being) had many more fully and at large appear NON
This Indenture witnesseth that the parties aforesaid in the first part for in consideration of the sum of two thousand seven hundred & fifteen pounds current money of the Colony of New York for their use to the said Jeremiah Lattouch & Joseph Haynes two of their said Attorneys in hand Paid of which they acknowledge the receipt & discharge the said James Alexander thereof forever they the said parties of the first part by the said jeremiah Lattouch & Joseph Haynes two of their attorneys in the said Letter of Attorney named have granted Bargained sold Released Engaged and confirmed and by these presents Do grant bargain sell release engage and confirm to the said James Alexander his heirs and assigns. (To operate by virtue of the Act of Assembly of New Jersey for transferring as into possession) All that the above describes thirteen thousand five hundred acres of land and also all that the above described three thousand six hundred acres of land wit allowance for barrens highways and also all that above described one thousand acres of land and by what ever other boundaries or descriptions the above intended to be granted lands are held and enjoyed by the parties aforesaid of the first part. Together with all and all manner of woods underwoods trees timber seedings mines minerals quarries hawkings hunting fowling fishing wrecks wa?? Strays deedands and all other libertys privileges and franchise which the parties aforesaid of the first part save or may or can [page 378] claim of in or to the same hereby granted premises and all the Rights of Propprity by virtue whereof the said hereby granted lands were at first located or surveyed returned patented and all the Estate right title interest possession property claim and demand whatsoever of the parties aforesaid of the first part and of the said West New Jersey Society both in land and equity of in & to the same hereby grant premises and every part thereof to have and to hold the above bargained premises with the appurtenances as aforesaid to the said James Alexander his heirs and assigns to the sole and only purpose use benefit and behoof of the said James Alexander his heirs and assigns forever for witness whereof the parties to these present Indentures have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Henry Greenaway Francis Minshull John Child
Thomas Knapp Joseph Mico Levy Ball

Be it Remembered that on the 23 Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Four Five Elisha Parker one of the Witnesses to the within deed privately appeared before me John Hamilton Esq. one of his Majesties Council for the Province of New Jersey and being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist on his oath declared that he saw Jeremiah Lattouch and Joseph Haynes within named severally seal & deliver the within Instrument as the voluntary act and deed of the Grantors within mentioned.
John Hamilton

Note: Page 376 between lines 12 & 13 the words ( Beginning opposite to the point of land that lyeth between said Passaic River and Pequanock River) are interlined occasioned by mistake in Boundary & page 377 the word being) is wrote on the margin & obliterated in line 18th by mistake in recording. Examined by (signed) Tho. Bartowe

Transcribed by William G. Johnson May 2006