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1776 Deed George Fehling to John Adam Walrath

This Indenture made the twenty first day of August in the sixteenth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith (?) and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six between George Fehling of Palatine District in the county of Tryon and in the province of New York yeoman of the first part and Johan Adam Walrath of the same place county and province aforesaid yeoman of the second part, Witnesseth that whereas the said George Fehling is seized in his ____ as of fee and in the one half part or moity of the one half or moity of Lot Number 15 situate lying and being on the North side of the Mohawk Rive in the county of Tryon aforesaid, said land is the uppermost or most Westerly side of the said Lot No. Fifteen and is butted and bounded as following

Beginning at the division line between the lands of said George Fehling and Jacob Fehling on the West half of Lot No. Fifteen aforesaid late belonging to Hendrick Fehling deceased, said division line and place of beginning is to begin at a certain station on the north bank of the Mohawk River which said station is none chains and seventeen links on a North seventy four degrees West course from another certain Station on the division line between lots Number Fifteen & Sixteen which last Station is nine chains and seventy seven links from the Mohawk River on a North fifty degrees and forty two minutes East Course, and the said division line and place of beginning is to run from the first mentioned Station North fifty degrees East twenty six chains and fifty links, then North fifty one degrees and thirty minutes East to the ___ line of the patent the before mentioned line shall be and remain the division line forever hereafter of the above mentioned land now belonging to Jacob Fehling, __ __arded the fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five by Isaac Vrooman Esq. Christopher Yates and John Pickard Arbitrators, may more fully and at large appear, running thence from the abovementioned ___ line along said ___ line North seventy five degrees and thirty minutes West to the North West corner of said Lot No. Fifteen, thence South fifty two degrees West along said Lot No. Fifteen & Sixteen to the Mohawk River then down the stream of said river to the above mentioned first Station and place where first begin containing one hundred and fifty nine acres of arable and woodland, the above mentioned lands lying and being in a patent granted the eight day of March one thousand seven hundred and twenty two unto Francis Harrison Lewis Morrison and John Has___, Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said George Fehling for and in consideration of Five Hundred Pounds current money of the said Province of New York to him in hand paid by the said Johan Adam Walrath at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt he the said George Fehling doth acknowledge and thereof do acquit release and discharge the said Johan Adam Walrath his heirs executors and administrators by these presents, have granted bargained and sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain and sell alien release and confirm unto the said Johan Adam Walrath in his actual possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents and by force of the statute for transferring of uses unto possession and to his heirs and assigns forever, the said one hundred and fifty nine acres of land of the said Patent herein before described together with all and singular the woods, underwoods, stones, trees, timbers, _____, pastures, meadows, marshes, swamps, ponds, pools, ways, watercourses, rivers, brooks, rivulets, and streams of water, fishings, huntings, fowlings, mines and minerals, (gold and silver mines only excepted) in or upon the above granted lands or any part thereof, and all profits, benefits, privileges, ______, heriditaments & appurtenances whatsoever to the said land aforesaid and premises hereby granted belonging or in any appertaining whatsoever and the reversion & reversions remainder & remainders, rents ____ & profits of all and singular the said premises aforementioned with the appurtenances and also all the estate, right title interest property possession claim and demand whatsoever of him the said George Fehling of in and to the same with the appurtenances , to have and to hold the said one hundred and fifty nine acres of land above mentioned with the appurtenances (except as before excepted unto the said Johan Adam Walrath his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit behoof of the said Johan Adam Walrath, his heirs and assigns forever, and the said George Fehling for himself his heirs ececutors and administrators do hereby covenant promise grant and agree here to and with the said Johan Adam Walrath his heirs and assigns in manner and in form following that is to say, that he the said George Fehling and his heirs the aforesaid one hundred fifty nine acres of land and all and singular the premises before mentioned to be hereby granted with their appurtenances unto the said Johan Adam Walrath his heirs and assigns against him the said George Fehling his heirs and assigns and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever claiming or to claim shall and will warrant and by these presents forever defend, and the said Johan Adam Walrath for himself his heirs executors administrators do hereby covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said George fehling his heirs and assigns in manner and and form following that is to say that he the said Johan Adam Walrath his heirs and assigns shall and will well and truly from time to time and at all times forever hereafter pay or cause to be paid unto his Majesty his heirs and successors the yearly quit rent due and which shall from hereforth to become due for the premises above released in such manner and form as the same is reserved and made payable in the re___ Letters Patent. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals this day & year first abovewritten.

George Fehling (SEAL)

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Henrich A. Walrath, Jacob G. Klock

Be it remembered that on the twenty seventh day June one thousand seven hundred eighty nine personally appeared before me Jacob G. Klock one of the judges of the Court of Common Pleass for the County of Montgomery George fehling the within Grantor and acknowledged that he hath signed sealed the within written instrument as his voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and have examined the same and find no erasure, interlination or obliteration therein do allow the same to be recorded.

Jacob G. Klock

Recorded the 14 th day of July 1789 by me

Chris. P. Yates

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