Deed from Elijah Wampey, Solomon Mossuck and Samuel Adams to Timothy Root (1776)

To All People to Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting
 
Know you that we, Elijah Wampey, Solomon Mossuck, and Samuel Adams, all Natives of said Farmington and in the name and behalf of the rest of the descendants of the original Tunxis Tribe, and by the advice and direction of Colonel John Strong, Colonel Fisher Gay, and Elnathan Gridley, a committee appointed to advise and direct in the sale of the Indian lands, for the consideration of eight pounds lawful money received to our full satisfaction of Timothy Root of said Farmington 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 52nd lot in number in the Southeast Division and was drawn on the right of Jacob Braunson, and said granted part contains thirteen acres, one rood twenty-eight rods of land and lyeth undivided; the whole lot contains twenty-two acres, three roods and twenty-eight rods and is butted and bounded west on a twenty-rod highway, east on a highway in part and part on a highway by Timothy Root’s land and part on land [of] Lieutenant Giles Hooker, south on said Hooker’s land in part and part on
53rd lot, north on the 51st lot in said division.
 
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 grantors, 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 grantors, 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, we have hereunto set our hands and seals the 29th day of January   in the sixteenth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, of Great-Britain, etc., King Annoque Domini[1] 1776
 
Elijah Wampey [ seal ]
Samuel Adams [ seal ]
 
 
Witness:
Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of Solomon Whitman, Elnathan Whitman.  By the advice and direction of us, John Strong, Elnathan Gridley,  January 31, 1776
Certification:
Hartford County in the jurisdiction of Farmington personally appeared Elijah Wampey 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, Justice of the Peace
Recording:
Timothy Root’s deed from Elijah Wampey, etc., received February 13, 1776, and recorded in Farmington 21st Book of Records, page 117, per Solomon Whitman, Registrar.  Fee Book, 1
Cataloguing:
9 / 75832
 
 

[1] Latin, “in the year of Our Lord.”