Note in Pencil Deed Jas Ecroyd to Jesse Haines et. al Land in Elklands for use of Friends

Deed James Ecroyd & Wife to Jesse Haines Comp. 21 June 1808

This Indenture made the nineteenth day of the first Mo in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight between James Ecroyd of Elk Lands township in the County of Lycoming State of Pennsylvania and Martha his wife of the one part and Jesse Haines of the same place, Benjamin Warner, Junior and Wm. Watson of the Township of Muncy in the County aforesaid of the other part Whereas the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by patent bearing date the tenth day of the third Month (March) Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety four recorded in patent Book No. 21 page 48 did grant and confirm unto Joseph Priestley and to his heirs and assigns a certain Tract of Land containing 400 Acres, situate in Elk Lands township aforesaid with the appurtenances to have and to hold the same to him, his heirs and assigns forever. And whereas the said Joseph Priestley by deed executed the twenty-fourth day of the first Month (January) Anno Domini 1798 recorded in the office for recording of Deeds for Lycoming County in Deed Book A. page 399 did grant and convey the said Tract of Land to James Ecroyd aforesaid his heirs and Assigns which by reference being thereunto had at large appears. Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said James Ecroyd and Martha his wife as well for other good causes and considerations them thereunto especially moving as for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings to them in hand paid by the said Jesse Haines Benjamin Warner Junr. and Wm. Watson at or before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these prevents do grant bargain, sell, release and confirm unto the said Jesse Haines Benjamin Warner Jr. and Wm. Watson and to their heirs and the Survivors or Survivor of his and their heirs a certain Lot or piece of Land, being part of the above mentioned Tract Beginning at a red Maple Tree (a few perches eastward of Elk Lands Meeting-house) thence South twenty three degrees West ninety perches to a Linden Tree thence North sixty seven degrees West forty two perches and one tenth to a post thence North twenty three degrees East nineteen perches to a post thence South sixty seven degrees East to the place of beginning containing five Acres. Together with all and singular the Buildings Improvements Ways Woods Waters Water-courses rights Liberties privileges Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtenances and the reversions and remainders Rents Issues and profits thereof. And all the Estate, Interest, and Title of the said James Ecroyd and Martha his wife therein. To have and to hold the said Tract of five Acres as aforesaid Hereditaments and premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended so as to be with appurtenances until the said Jess Haines Benjamin Warner Fr. and Wm Watson their Heirs and Assigns and to the Survivors or the Survivor of them but in especial trust and confidence nevertheless that said Jesse Haines Benjamin Warner Jr. and Wm. Watson and their Heirs and Assigns shall stand seized thereof for the sole and only Use, Benefit, and Behoof of the religious Society of People called Quakers for the time being residing or to reside in or near the township of Elk Lands aforesaid and Member of Elk Lands Meeting to and for such Uses, Intents and purposes as the Monthly Meeting of the Members and their Successors to which the said Society is appendent or shall for the time being belong, shall from time to time order, limit, direct and appoint forever agreeably to the Act of the General Assembly of the (then) province (now state) of Pennsylvania entitled An Act for enabling Religious Societies within the said province (now State) to purchase Lands for burying Grounds, Churches, Houses for Worship, Schools &c. and to no other Use, Intent, or Purpose whatsoever. And the said Jesse Haines Benjamin Warner Jun. and Wm. Watson Trustees aforesaid for themselves and their Heirs do declare by these presents that the names of them and Limitations, Directions and Appointments of the said Monthly Meeting to which the said Elk Lands Society shall for the time being belong according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Indenture. And they the said Jesse Haines, Benjamin Warner Jr., and Wm. Watson do hereby for themselves and their Heirs wholly and utterly disclaim all Estate Right Title Interest Claim and Demand of, in, to and out of the said Estate hereby granted bargained and sold otherwise than in trust as aforesaid according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Indenture. In Witness whereof as well the parties of the first part as those of the second part of this Indenture have hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and year first above written.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of Reuben Lundy

Jonathan Hartley

Received the same day of the said Jesse Haines Benjamin Warner Jun and Wm Watson the Sum of five shillings aforesaid, the consideration Money in full

James Ecroyd

Present at signing

Reuben Lundy

Jonathan Hartley

Lycoming County Seal

Entered in the Office for Recording of Deeds for the county ass. in Deed Book E. page 453, the 21st day of June 1808. Witness my Hand & Seal of Office this 26th Day of August 1809

Ellis Walton Reed

James Ecroyd

Martha Ecroyd

On back of Deed

Lycoming County . . . on the day of the date of the foregoing indenture Are said James Ecroyd and Martha his wife came before me the subscriber, one of the Justices of the Peace for said County, and acknowledged the foregoing indenture to be their Act and Deed and desired as such the same may be recorded according to law. The did Martha being of full age, being by me examined privately, and the contents of said indenture made known to her she declared that she voluntarily executed and became a party to the same

Witness my hand and seal the same day

Benj. Warner his seal