Deed from Elnathan Gridley to Fisher Gay

To All People to Whom These Presents Shall Come: Greeting
           
Know you that I, Elnathan Gridley, of Farmington in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England, for the consideration of twenty-two pounds, four shillings lawful money, received to my full satisfaction of Fisher Gay of said Farmington, one of the Committee appointed by this General Assembly in May 1769[1] to receive the money belonging to the Indians and to lay out the same to the best advantage of the original Tunxis Tribe in said Farmington, do give, grant, bargain, sell, and confirm unto the said Elijah Wampey, Solomon Mossuck, and James Wawowos, and the rest of the descendants of the original Tunxis Tribe of Indians in said Farmington, the piece or parcels of land hereafter mentioned, all lying in said Farmington, namely, the whole of the lot laid out on the right of Samuel North in the division called the Southeast Division and contains ten acres and a half and sixteen rods and is the 50th Lot in number in said division and butted as per record.   Also, thirteen acres, one road and twenty-eight rod in the 52nd Lot in number in the aforesaid division and was drawn on the right of Jacob Branson, deceased, and lyeth undivided, and the whole lot is butted as per record, etc.  Also, one other parcel of land containing eighteen acres and twenty rod of land and is part of the 70th Lot in number in the aforesaid division, and was drawn on the right of William Judd, formerly of said Farmington, deceased, and lyeth undivided with the rest of said lot, and the whole lot is butted as per record.
           
To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto them, the said Elijah, etc., and the rest of the Tunxis Tribe, and their heirs and assigns forever, to them and their own proper use and behoof.  And also, I, the said Elnathan Gridley, do for myself and my heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant with the said Elijah, Solomon, and James, and the rest of the descendants of the said Tunxis Tribe, and with their 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, in manner and form, as is above written, and that the same is free of all encumbrances whatsoever.  And, furthermore, I, the said Elnathan Gridley, do, by these presents, bind myself and my heirs forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to them, the said Elijah, Solomon, and James, and the rest of the descendants of said Tunxis Tribe, and to their heirs and assigns, against all claims and demands whatsoever.        
 
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal,
 
Elnathan Gridley, seal
May 18, 1770, in the tenth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord, George III of Great Britain, etc., King
 
Witness:
Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of Solomon Whitman, Mary Root
Certification:
Personally appeared Elnathan Gridley, signer and sealer of the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed before me, Solomon Whitman, Justice of the Peace, Hartford County in the jurisdiction of Farmington, May 18, 1770
Recording:
A true entry of a deed recorded May 7, 1772, per Solomon Whitman, Registrar
 
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[1] Connecticut General Assembly Resolve on the Memorial of Solomon Cowles, 1769.05.00.00