Deed from James Wawowos to Hannah Mamanash
To All People to Whom These Presents Shall Come: Greeting
Know you that we, James Wawowos and Rachel Wawowos, late of Farmington in the Country of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England, now of Stockbridge in the County of Berkshire and Province of the Massachusetts Bay, for the consideration of twelve pounds, ten shillings lawful money received to our full satisfaction of Hannah Mamanash of Chatham in Hartford County and Colony aforesaid, do give, grant, bargain, sell, and confirm unto the said Hannah Mamanash and to her heirs and assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land lying among the Indians on the west side of the meadow in Farmington, butting and bounded followeth: south on highway, west on land undivided among the Indian Tribe, north on land belonging to Samuel Adams, and east on land belonging to Thankfull Shilling, with one half of the dwelling house that is west half that is now standing on said land. By estimation there is three acres of land, be the same, more or less.
To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto her, the said Hannah Mamanash, and to her heirs and assigns forever, to them and their own proper use and behoof. And also, we, the said James Wawowos and Rachel Wawowos, do for ourselves and our heirs, executors, and administrators covenant with the said Hannah Mamanash and her heirs and assigns that ,at and until the ensealing 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 James Wawowos and Rachel Wawowos, do by these presents bind ourselves and our heirs forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to the said Hannah and to her heirs and assigns against all claims and demands whatsoever.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals,
James Wawowos, seal
Rachel Wawowos, seal
May 2, 1772, in the twelfth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord, George III, of Great Britain, etc., King
Personally appeared James Wawowos and Rachel Wawowos, signers and sealers of the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged the same to be their free act and deed before me, Fisher Gay, Justice of the Peace, Hartford County in the jurisdiction of Farmington, May 2, 1772
A true entry of a deed recorded August 7, 1772 per Solomon Whitman, Registrar