Deed Book W, p588
4 Jan 1816
Biddle Reeves now of Woodbury in the County of Gloucester and State of New Jersey party of the first part and Samuel Reeves of the same Town County and State aforesaid party of the second part Witnesseth that the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and sixty six dollars current lawful money of the United States of America to him in hand well and truly paid by the said party of the second part, as or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Hath granted bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, release, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, All that certain undivided two tracts or lots of land situate in the township of Deptford County of Gloucester and State of New Jersey the first lot bounds on and adjoins land with Benjak Andrews and the heirs of Joseph Low decd containing twenty five acres of Wood and cleared land more or less. The second lot bounds on Woodbury creek and adjoining lands with Mary Wescott and the said heirs of Joseph Low deceased containing two acres and fifty hundredths of an acre more or less, being meadow Ground containing in the whole twenty seven acres and 50 hundredths of an acres more or less, those being the same two tracts or lots of land laid off and allotted to Hester Reeves in the Division of the real estate of Tobetha Andrews deceased by commissioners appointed by the orphans court of the County of Gloucester as per their reports made and recorded in the surrogate office of said County the being also the same lots convey by the said Hester Reeves to her four children by deed dated December 23d 1814 and recorded in the clerks office in Woodbury in Liber U folio 339 of deeds, he the said Biddle Reeves convey all his right title claim and interest which how now hath or may hereafter may have by the decease of his Brother Marmaduke Reeves who is supposed to be dead at this time. Together with all and singular the buildings improvements, ways, woods, waters, water courses, right, liberties, privileges, hereditaments and appurtenances to the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining; and the reversions and remainders, rents issues and profits thereof And all the estate right title interest property claims and demand whatsoever both in law and equity of him the said party of the first part of in and to the said premises and every part hereof To have and to hold the said undivided herein above described hereditaments and premises hereby granted or mentioned and intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Samuel Reeves party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Biddle Reeves party aforesaid of the first part, for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators, doth hereby covenant, grant and agree to and with the said Samuel Reeves part of the second part, his heirs and assigns that at the time of the sealing and delivery hereof he the said party of the first part was seized in his own right, of an absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple, of and in all and singular the premises hereby granted, with the appurtenances and hath good right, full power and sufficient authority in the law to grant, bargain, sell and convey the same unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, according to the true intent and meaning of these presents. And also, that it shall and may be lawful for the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns at all times times hereafter peaceably and quietly to have hold, use occupy possess and enjoy the said premises with the appurtenances, and every part and parcel thereof, without the lawful let suit eviction, interruption, or disturbance of the said part of the first part, his heirs or assigns or any other person or persons claiming, by, from, or under him or any of them: And that the said premises are free and real and freely acquitted and discharged of and from all former mortages, judgments executions, and of and from all other incumbrances whatever: And lastly, that he the said party of the first part, and his heirs all and singular the said herein above described hereditaments and premises hereby granted or mentioned and intended so to be, with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second party heirs and assigns, against him the said party of the first part, and his heirs and against all and every other person and persons whomsoever lawfully claiming shall and will warrant and forever defend. In witness, whereof the said party of the first part hath hereunto set his had and seal, the day and year first above written.
Biddle Reeves (Seal)
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Aaron M Wilkins James Mattack
Be it known that on the Fourth day of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixteen personally appeared before me the subscriber one of the judges of the inferior court of Common Pleas in the and for the County of Gloucester and State of New Jersey Biddle Reeves the grantor above named, and acknowledged that he signed, sealed, and delivered the prefixed indenture as his voluntary act & deed, for the uses and purposes therein expressed. Done at Woodbury Before me James Mattack
Recorded January 16th 1816
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