Deed Book J4, p449
5 Mar 1848
Joseph Reeves of the Township of Greenwich in the County of Gloucester and State of New Jersey, of the first part, and Thomas Reeves, M. D. of the Township of Upper Pens Neck in the County of Salem and State aforesaid, of the second part, Witnesseth That the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred Dollars lawfull money well and truly paid by the said party of the second part, to the said party of the first part, at or before the sealing and delivery hereof, 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, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part & to his heirs and assigns, the one equal undivided fourth part of All the two following described tracts or parcels of land situate in the township of Greenwich in the County of Gloucester and State of New Jersey, and is bounded as follows:
Beginning of the first (in the words of the deed hereinafter refered to) at White oak at Matthew Tomlins Corner, opposite to Catherine Johnson's house thence (1st) north forty two degrees and thirty minutes west, three chains (2nd) north two degrees east, four chains and fifty links, thence (3rd) north twenty eight degrees west three chains, thence (4) north twenty degrees and thirty minutes east three chains and twenty links thence (5) north sixty five degrees and fifteen minutes west, forty two chains to a state in Coopers line thence (7) south sixty five degrees and fifteen minutes east forty nine chains and ninety links, thence (8) north thirty two degrees and forty five minutes east five chains and seventy five links to the place of Beginning, containing sixty nine acres and fifty five hundredths of a acre of land, exclusive of the meeting house lot and further in ... John's lot be the same more or less. The second lot is described in the deed herein after referred to, as follows: Beginning at a large white oak, being a corner to Matthew Tomlins land, near Catherine Johnsons house, thence north thirty two degrees and forty five minutes east twenty one chains, and forty links, thence north forty eight degrees east, five chains, and sixty five links, thence north seventy six degrees & fifteen minutes east, two chains and fifteen links, thence north eight degrees and forty five minutes west, six chains and twenty five links to a chesnut, then along the road the several courses thereof, to a large stone in said road: thence south twenty four degrees and thirty minutes west, twenty chains and thirty links thence south twenty eight degrees east three chains; thence south two degrees west four chains and fifty links, thence south forty two degrees, thirty minutes east three chains to the beginning, containing thirty five acres be the same more or less (Both which lots or pieces of land and premises were conveyed to Joseph Reeves Junr (father of the parties hereto) and George W Gill as tenants in Common as follows, to wit The first by Benjamin Wilkins late Sheriff of the County of Gloucester aforesaid by Deed darted third day of February AD 1823. Recorded in the Clerks office of the County of Gloucester in Liker H H folio 101 &c of Deeds: the Second by Enoch Doughty Sheriff of said County of Gloucester, by Deed dated the Tenth day of July AD 1824, recorded in the Clerks office aforesaid in Liber NN of Deeds folio 302 &c and the one equal undivided half part of both said lots descended to the said Joseph Reeves and Thomas parties hereto as tenants in common, they being, the only surviving children and heirs at law of their Father Joseph Reeves Junr who died intestate: the other equal undivided half part of both said lots being now the property of their mother, Mary Jessup (late Reeves) wife of John B Jessup, a sister of the aforesaid George W. Gill, now deceased.
Together with all and singular the building improvements, rights, liberties, priviledges, hereditaments, and appurtenances, to the same belonging or in anywise appurtaining and the reversions and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof, and of every part and parcel thereof: And also all the estate right title, interest, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever, both in law and equity of the said party of the first party, of in and to the said premises, with the appurtenances: To Have and To Hold the one equal undivided fourth part of the said premises, with all and singular the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. And the said party of the first part for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant grant and agree to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns that he hath not done, or suffered to be done, any act matter or thing, whereby the premises aforesaid are encumbered in title, but that the said premises are hereby conveyed to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns as freely and clearly as the same were vested in the said party of the first part his heirs and assigns. In witness whereof the said party of the first part hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Joseph Reeves (LS)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
John B Jessup
Dolls 400.00 Received at the execution and delivery of the above Indenture of Thos Reeves the Grantee therein named full satisfaction for the consideration money of four hundred dollars therein mentioned. Joseph Reeves. Witness present John B Jessup Jos Saunders.
Before me the subscriber one of the Judges of Court of Common Pleas of the County of Gloucester, in the State of New Jersey, personally appeared Joseph Reeves, the Grantor named in the above conveyance, and did acknowledge that he signed sealed and delivered the same as his voluntary act and deed, the contents thereof having been first made known to him by me and I being satisfied that he is the Grantor mentioned in the said deed. Acknowledged before me this sixth day of the ninth mo (September) Anno Domini 1848. Eighteen hundred and forty eight.
Recorded September 7th 1848 Wm D Scott Clk
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