Deed from Elijah Wampy, Solomon Mossuck and Samuel Adams to Timothy Root (1775)

To all People to Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting
 
Know you that we, Elijah Wampey, Solomon Mossuck, and Samuel Adams, all of [1] Farmington in County of Hartford, as we are appointed by the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut by and with the advice and direction of Colonel John Strong, Fisher Gay, Esq., and Elnathan Gridley to sell the land belonging to the descendants of the original tribe of Indians called the Tunxis Tribe for the consideration of nine pounds lawful money received to our full satisfaction of Timothy Root of Farmington aforesaid by the advice and direction of the said Colonel Strong and Elnathan Gridley 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 a part of the 70th lot in the Southeast Division (so-called) and was laid out on the right [of] William Judd, formerly of said Farmington, deceased, and said granted part contains eighteen acres and lyeth undivided with the remainder of said lot, and the whole is butted and bounded as by the Proprietors’ Records in Farmington may appear, reference thereto being had.
 
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.   And, also, we, the said Elijah, Solomon, and Samuel do for ourselves and [our?] heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant with the said Timothy Root and with his heirs and assigns, that at and until the ensealing of these presents, we are well seized of the premises, as a good indefeasible estate in fee simple, and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner and form as is above written, and that the same is free of all encumbrances whatsoever.   And, furthermore, we, the said Elijah, Solomon, and Samuel do, by these presents, bind ourselves and our 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 the 7th day of April in the fifteenth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord, George the Third of Great Britain, etc., King Annoque Domini [2] 1775.
 
Elijah Wampey [ seal ]
Solomon Mossuck [ seal ]
Samuel Adams [ seal ]
   
Witness:
Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of Solomon Whitman, Samuel Whitman, Simeon Fuller, Sarah Bidwell, Hartford County in the jurisdiction of Farmington, April 7, 1775
Certification
Personally appeared Elijah Wampey, Solomon Mossuck, and Samuel Adams, signers and sealers of the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged the same to be their free act and deed before me, Solomon Whitman Just Peace.  Allowed and approved to by us, John Strong, Elnathan Gridley
Recording:
Timothy Root’s deed from Elijah Wampey, etc.  Received April 17, 1775, and is recorded in Farmington 20th Book of Records, page 521, per Solomon Whitman, Registrar
 
Fee not paid, Book A
Cataloguing:
75832
 
                                                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[1] Deleted Text: said
[2] Latin., in the year of.