Deed from Elijah Wampy to Timothy Root (1784)

To All People to Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting
Know you that I, Elijah Wampey, [of] Stockbridge in the County of Berkshire in the Commonwealth of the Massachusetts Bay,1 for the consideration of forty-two shillings lawful money received to my full satisfaction of Timothy Root of Farmington in the County of Hartford and State of Connecticut, do give, grant, bargain, sell, and confirm unto the said Timothy Root and to his heirs and assigns forever one piece or parcel of land situated in said Farmington and is the 12th lot in number in the division set out to Indian Neck proprietors, so-called, adjoining to Indian grant on the west side of Pequabuck Meadow and contains two acres and three rood and three rods and was set out to James Wawowos, butted as by the record of said division may appear.
To have and to hold the above-granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto him, the said Timothy Root, and to his heirs and assigns forever, to his and their own proper use and behoof; also I, the said Elijah Wampey, do for myself and my heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Timothy Root, his heirs and assigns, that at and until the ensealing of these presents, I am well-seized of the premises as a good, indefeasible estate in fee simple and have good right to bargain and sell the same as is above-written and that the same is free of all incumbrances whatsoever.  And, furthermore, I, the said Elijah Wampey, do by these presents, bind myself and my heirs forever to warrant and defend the above-granted and bargained premises to him, the said Timothy Root, his heirs and assigns against all claims and demands whatsoever.
In witness whereof. I have hereunto set my hand and seal,
Elijah Wampey
October 20, 1784 
Signed and delivered in presence of Solomon Whitman.  Approved of by us, Hezekiah Wadsworth, John Porter, Timothy Root, Committee, Mary Root                                                                                     
Personally appeared, Elijah Wampey, signer and sealer of the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act deed before me, Solomon Whitman, Justice of the Peace.  Hartford County, namely, Farmington, October 20, 1784
Timothy Root’s Deed from Elijah Wampey, received November 23, 1784 and recorded in Farmington 26th Book page 131 by Solomon Whitman, Registrar
Fee Book: [ illegible ]     
  • 1. Because of the hostilities between the British and American revolutionaries, a number of Indian families who had formed into the Brothertown community resided during the course of the Revolution with the Stockbridge in Western Massachusetts.