Item #629

This 1720 document measures around 10 x 15” and is in rather good shape. The back of the sheet has been reinforced with tape, the glue of which is visible on the front of the document. There are a couple of rips in the paper, but the full text remains mostly legible. The document seems to be some sort of agreement in which Edward Bridge gives acres of land to Jonathan Pucker, and Edward’s wife, Mary, surrenders her right of dowry. Edward and Mary have both affixed red wax seals to the agreement, which was signed in Suffolk, Roxbury on April 16th, 1720.

“To all People unto whom these presents shall come I Edward Bridge of Roxbury in the County of Suffolk in New England [illegible] sendth Greeting. Know You that the sd Edward Bridge for and in consideration of the full and Comptat summ of twonty four pounds of lawful money of New England Unto him in the hand [illegible] all and before the Enforcing and Executing of these presents by Jonathan Pucker of Roxbury in [illegible] County of Suffolk aford said hous Carpentor; well and truly paid and delivered the receipt whearof to his full content and satisfaction he doth hereby acknowledge, hath Given Granted bargained and sould [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] and Confirmed an Delivered unto the sd Jonathan Pucker and unto his heirs and assigns for over two Acres of meadow land. Situate and being in a Certain meadow there Caled and known by the name of Bare Marsh it is abutted upon and bounded by land of John Ruggles as it is now fenced, toward the east upon Stoney River, and toward the south upon meadow land of Edward Bridge the length of sd two Acres is from above sd Seaver’s land to the about sd Stoney River being of one equal bredth at each end and contains so much in bredth as is the just Contents of two acres with all the fenced [illegible] that end next to sd Joshua Seaver land, or however otherwise bounded or reputed to be bounded To have and to hold poses and inioy the said two Acres of meadow land as above bounded and [illegible], together with the wayes profits privileges [next line on parchment crease and difficult to read]... same or in any wise thereunto aportaining unto the said Jonathan Pucker and unto his heirs and assigns and unto his and their only proper use and behest and proffits from the sale of these presents for ever further more I the said Edward Bridge for my self, my Heirs Executors Administrators do covenant and ingage the above demised premises to him the said Jonathan Pucker his Heirs and assigns against the lawfull Claims or demands of any person or persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to warrant secure and Defend And Mary Bridge the wife of [illegible] Edward Bridge doth by these presents freely willing give yield up and surrender all her right of Dowry and power of thirds of, in and unto the above Demised premises unto him the sd Jonathan Pucker his heirs and assigns In witness whearof we the said Edward Bridge and Mary my wife hath to these presents put to our hands and seales this eightenth day of January in the years of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixten/seventen Being the Third Year of [illegible] Reign of our most Gratious Sovereign Lord George.
Signed Sealed & Delivered
In Presents of us
Benjamin S.
Daniel W.
Suffolk, Roxbury Apr 16. 1720
Edward Bridge the above named Grantor personally appearing freely acknowledged this [illegible] and to be his act & Deed before me John Chandler [illegible].
Edward Bridge
Mary Bridge”.

Price: $499.00

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