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(Original Book 1, page 292)

1785 Deed, Martinius Dillenbach to John and Jacob Walrath

         This indenture made the twenty ninth day of March in the ninth year of our Independence in America & in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five, between Martinus Dillenbach of Ranselaerwyck County of Albany & State of New York Farmer of the first part , & John Welrath & Jacob Welrath of Palatine District County of Montgomery & State aforesaid yeomen of the second part , Witnesseth that Whereas the said Martinus Dellenbach is seized in his demensne as of fee of and in one hundred acres of land which land is known & being part of Lott No. ten out of all that certain Tract of Land formerly granted by his late Majesty King George the second by his certain Letters patent under the Great Seal of the Province of New York did give grant ratify and confirm unto Hartman Windecker Conrath Countreman & others situate lying and being in the County aforesaid on the south side of the Mohawks river the said one hundred acres of land is butted & bounded as follows, Beginning at the rear line of said patent at the West Corner of the lands now belonging unto Hendrick H. Walrath & runs from thence north fifty five degrees west ten chains thence north thirty five degrees east one hundred & three chains & seventy five links, thence sourth fifty three degrees east ten chains thence south thirty five Degrees West one hundred & one chains & about sixty three links to the place where first began containing one hundred acres of land & allowance for highways, Now this indenture Witnesseth that the said Martinus Dellenbach for & in consideration of the sum of four hundred pounds current money of the State aforesaid to him in hand paid by the said John Welrath & Jacob Welrath at or before the ensealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he the said Martinus Dellenbach doth acknowledge & thereof do acquit release & discharge the said John Welrath & Jacob Welrath the Heirs Executors & Admrs. By these presents, Have granted bargained & sold aliened remised released and confirmed & by these presents Do grant bargain & sell aliene remise release and confirm unto the said John Welrath & Jacob Welrath (in their actual possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to them thereof made by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents & by force of the statute for transferring of uses into possession( & to ther  Heirs & Assigns forever the said one hundred acres of land of the said patent herein before described together with all and singular the Woods Marshes Swamps ponds pool Ways, Waters Water Courses, rivers Brooks Rivuletts Runs & Streams of Water, Fishing, fowling hunting (except what Phillip Livingston deceased excepted from Hendrick Walrath deceased by a certain deed of writing delivered by said Philip Livingstone to said Hendrick Walrath in the fifth year of the Reign of King George the second) in or upon the above granted lands or any part thereof & all profits, benefits, priviledges, Liberties Hereditaments & appurtenances whatsoever to the said lands aforesaid & premises hereby granted belinging or in an wise appertaining whatsoever & the reversion & reversions, Remainder & remainders rents issues & profits of all & singular the said premises above mentioned with the appurtenances & also all the Estate right Title Interest property possession claim & demand whatsoever of him the said Martinus Dillenbach of in & to the same with the appurtenances, To have and to hold the said one hundred acres of land abovementioned with the appurtenances (except as before excepted) unto the said John Welrath & Jacob Welrath & their heirs & assigns to the only proper use benefit & behoof of the said John Welrath & Jacob Welrath their Heirs & assigns forever & the said Martinus Dellenbach for himself his heirs Executors & Administrators do hereby convenant promise grant & agree to & with the said John Welrath & Jacob Welrath their heirs & assigns against him the said Martinus Dillenbach his Heirs & Assigns & against all & every other person or persons whatsoever claiming or to claim shall & will warrant & by these presents for ever defend & the said John Welrath & Jacob Welrath their heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns shall & will well & truly from time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter pay or cause to be paid unto the present or future authority Legislature or good people of the aforesaid State all the Taxes, Duties or public Burthens due or which shall from henceforth become due for the premises above released  In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands & Scals the day & year first above written, the Sillable(ing) between the ninth & tenth & the word (the) between the nineteenth & Twentieth & the word following between the thirtieth two & thirtieth three & the (Erazure) the thirtieth seventh lines were first interlined & erazed before the ensealing & delivery of these presents.

                                                                                Martinus      (his mark   X)   Dillenbach   (Seal)

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of

                                                                                 James Thompson
                                                                                 Henrich Schehaffer

          Montgomery County SS:    Be it remembered that on the second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five personally appeared before me James Thompson one of the subscriber Witnesses to the within instrument whe being duly sworn & saith on the holy Evangelists of the Almighty God that he saw Martinus Dillenbach the within grantor sign seal and deliver the within instrument as his voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned and also thathe saw Hendrick Schehaffer sine it as a withness with him, and I finding no material arazures or interlineations therein do allow the same to be recorded.

                                                                                  Jelles Fonda       Judge

Recorded this third day of June 1785 and compared with the original by me.

                                                                                  Chris. P. Yates   Clerk

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