7 Feb 1765
Thomas Reeve of the Township of Depford in the County of Gloucester & Western Division of the province of New Jersey yeoman of the one part and Micajah Reeves of the Township of Northampton in the County of Burlington and province aforesaid yeoman of the other part Witnesseth Whereas Walter Reeve late of Northampton in the County of Burlington by divers good conveyances and assurances in the law became seized in his demesne as of feeof and in one hundred and fifty acres of land situate in the County of Burlington aforesaid as by the survey thereof Recorded in the surveyor Generals office at Burlington in Leeds's Book of Surveys fol 54 Recourse being thereunto had will at large appear And whereas the said Walter Reeve made his last will & Testament in writing bearing date the 16th day of May Anno Domini 1698 and therein and thereby did dispose of all his read and personal estate to divers persons therein named excepting five acres of upland and meadow being part and parcel of the said one hundred and fifty acres by reason whereof the said five acres of upland and meadow descended to and became the right of his son and heir at law John Reeve and whereas the said John Reeve departed this life without disposing of the said five acres of upland and meadow whereby it descended and became the right of the said Thomas Reeve his son and heir at law the party in this Indenture first above named. Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said Thomas Reeve for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings current money of New Jersey to him in hand paid by the said Micajah Reeve at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he the said Thomas Reeve doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth acquit and discharge the said Micajah Reeve his heirs and assigns by these presents he the said Thomas Reeve hath granted remised released and forever quit claimed and by these presents he the said Thomas Reeve doth grant remise release and forever quit claim unto the said Micajah Reeves his heirs and assigns all the abovesaid five acres of meadow & upland together with the premises and every the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining being butted and bounded as follows - Beginning at a stake in Thomas Bryants line and runs by the same sout west twenty perches then west twenty perches to Ancocus Creek, also from said stake west to the Creek including three acres of Meadow and upland, again, Beginning at a W Corner to John Tathams land & runs south by east twelve perches to a stake in the marsh. Then east twenty six perches to a W. then north west to the line of said John Tatham and so by the same to the first mentioned corner including two acres To have and to hold the said five acres of meadow and upland with the premises & every the appurtenances uto the said Micajah Reeve his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of hi the said Micajah Reeve his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Thomas Reeve doth hereby covenant grant & agree to and with the said Micajah Reeve his heirs and assigns that he the said Thomas Reeve hath not done anything whereby or by reason whereof the premises hereby granted may be in anywise charged burthened or incumbered in any title charge or estate howsoever. In witness whereof the party in this Indenture first above named hath set his hand and seal the day & year fist above written Thomas Reeves (seal)
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Gab. Blond Jos. Read
Endorsed on the 14th day of November Annoque Domini one thousand seven hundred and sixty six 1766. Came before me Robert Smith Esq one of the justices of the inferior court of Common pleas for the County of Burlington Joseph Read one of the witnesses to the within Indenture of Release who being duly sworn according to law doth declare that he saw Thomas Reeves the Grantor therein named sign seal & deliver the same as his act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned also that he saw Gabriel Blond the other witness sign the same and that the name Gab. Blond is the proper hand writing of the said Gabriel Blond. Sworn before me Robt Smith.
FamilySearch - West Jersey Deeds Book X, p176