Deed From Elijah & Elizabeth Hall to James Laighton

Source: Original Document Strafford County Registry of Deeds
Book 5 pages 53-54
Transcribed by C Parziale, 2001

           Know A ll Men by these present that we Elijah Hall of Portsmouth in the County of Rockingham and state of New Hampshire Mariner and Elizabeth his wife in her right For in Consideration of the sum of four hundred and five pounds lawful money of said state to us in hand before the Delivery hereof well and truly paid by James Laighton of Durham in the County of Strafford and State aforesaid Tailor The receipt whereof We do hereby acknowledge have given granted bargained sold & by thefes presents do give grant bargain sell alien enfeoff convey & confirm unto the said James Laighton his Heirs & afsigns forever a certain Tract or parcel of Land Situate in said Durham containing Eighty Acres more or lefs bounded as follows Viz Beginning at the Northeasterly corner of said land of Abednego Leathers, Joseph Chesley the Widow Chesley & Daniel Rogers to land belonging to the heirs of Mofes Davis deceased then running Southerly by land of said Heirs to land of said Daniel Rogers then running Easterly by land of said Rogers & land of Joseph Stevens to land in pofsefsion of Jeremiah Burnam then Northerly by land of said Burnam & land of George Chesley to the bounds first Mentioned together with all the buildings on the same premifes being the same land & buildings which Frances Mathes sold James Stoodly Esq. by deed dated Seventeen March one thousand and seven hundred seventy five.
            To Have and To Hold the said granted premifes with all the privileges & Appurtenances to the Same ~~ appertaining to him the Said James Laighton his Heirs & afsigns to his & them only Proper sole benefit forever and We the said Elijah & Elizabeth for us our heirs Executors and administrators do hereby convenant grant & Agree to & with the said James Laighton his Heirs & Afsigns that until the Delivery hereof we in the Right aforesaid are the lawful owners of the said premifes & are Lawfully seized & profsefsed thereof in said right in fee simple & have full power & Lawfull authority to grant & convey the same in Manner aforesd. That the said premises are free & clear of all & Every Incumbrance whatsoever & that We the said Elijah & Elizabeth our Heirs Executors & Administrators shall & will Warrant the same to him the said James Laighton his heirs & afsigns against the Lawful Claims & demands of Any Person or Persons Whomsoever In Witnefs ~ Whereof we have hereunto set our hands and Seals the thirtieth day of March Anno Domini One~Thoufand seven hundred & Eighty Two ~~
Signed Sealed and delivered }
in Presence of us               }
      Elijah Hall [Seal]
Elizabeth Hall
Nath'l Folsom
Sam'l Penhallow
} State of New Hampshire
} Rockingham Portsmouth

March 30th 1782 Then the afore named Cap't Elijah Hall & Elizabeth his Wife personally appearing severally acknowleged the above written Instrument to be their voluntary act & deed Before me ~~
Sam'l Penhallow, Justice Peace
Received April fourteenth 1783
                Examined by
Tho's W Waldron, Recorder

Hosted by USGennet
For more information on USGennet and Free Genealogy please go to