Deed Book 112, p89
13 Nov 1762
William Reeves of Salem in the County of Essex Heelmaker with the consent of Mary my wife For and in consideration of the sum of Ten Pounds Lawful Money to me in Hand before the ensealing hereof, well and truly paid by Francis Cabot of said Salem Merchant the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, and myself therewith fully satisfied and contented; and thereof, and of every Part and Parcel thereof, do exonerate, acquit and discharge him the said Francis Cabot and his Heirs, executors and Administrators, forever by these Presents: Have given, granted, bargained, sold aliened, conveyed and confirmed; and by these presents, Do freely, fully and absolutely give grant, bargain, sell alien, convey and confirm, unto him the said Francis Cabot and to his Heirs and Assigns forever, One Common Right and Share in that Division or Subdivision of the Common Lands in said Salem known by the name of the Great Pasture being ye Eastermost subdivision of said Pasture and is the Right which in the Division of the Real Estate of my late Father Cockeril Reeves Decd is known by part of ye share called Number One and which in said Division was assigned and set off to my with the priviledges & appurtenances thereof
To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises, with app the Appurtenances, Privileges and Commodities to the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining to him the said Francis Cabot and to his Heirs and assigns forever. To his and their only proper use, Benefit and Behoof forever. And I the said William Reeves for me my heirs, executors and Administrators, do covenant, promise and grant to and with him the said Francis Cabot and his Heirs and assigns, that before the Ensealing hereof I am the true, sole and lawful Owner of the above bargained Premises, and am lawfully seized and possessed of the same in my own proper Right, as a good perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple: And have in my self good Right, full Power and lawful Authority, to grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm said bargained Premises in Manner as aforesaid: And that He the said Francis Cabot and his Heirs and assigns, shall and may from Time to Time, and at all Times forever hereafter, by Force and Virtue of these presents, lawfully, peaceably and quietly Have, Hold, Use, Occupy, Possess and Enjoy the said demised and bargained Premises, with the Appurtenances, free and clear, and freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated and discharged of, from all and all Manner of former or other Gifts, Grants, Bargains, Sales, Leases, Mortgages, Wills, Entails, Jointures, Dowries, Judgments, Executions, or Incumbrances of what Name or Nature foever, that might in any measure or degree obstruct or make void this present Deed.
Furthermore, I the said William Reeves for myself Heirs Executors and Administrators, do Covenant and Engage the above demised premises to him the said Francis Cabot and to his Heirs and Assigns, against the lawful Claims and Demands of any person or persons whatsoever, forever hereafter to Warrant, Secure and Defend by these Presents. And Mary my said wife for said consideration and for five shillings paid to her doth Grant & Release her dower and right in said Granted premises to ye said Francis Cabot & to his Heirs & assigns In witness whereof we hereto put our hands & seals ye thirteenth day of Novr AD 1762.
William Reeves & a seal
Mary Reeves & a seal
Signed Sealed & Deld
in presence of us
Essex Salem Novr 17th 1762
Them Mr. William Reeves personally appeared and acknowledged this instrument to be his free Deed
before Nathl Ropes Just of ye Peace
Essex Recd on Record Novr 19th 1762 & entered & examined by John Higginson Regr
FamilySearch - Essex County, Massachusetts Deed Book 112, p89