A deed from Andrew Langworthy to Samuel Langworthy


The following is my transcription of a deed which appears in the Westerly Land Evidences, dated July 1, 1717, as read from an LDS microfilm. I've kept the original spelling and punctuation, except that I've replaced 'f' with 's' as appropriate, eg 'Chriftian' becomes 'Christian'. Some words were difficult or impossible to read, and these are followed by (?) or replaced with ( ) respectively.

It's worth noting that Andrew appears to have signed the deed and did not have to use a mark.



To all Christian people to whom these presents shall com andrew Langworthy of Little Comton in ye County of bristoll in the province of the massochowsitts bay in new England husband man sendeth greeting know you that I the sd andrew Langworthy for and in Consideration of the full and just sum of fifteen pounds current mony of new england to me in hand well and truly payd before the Ensealing and delivery hearof by Samuel Langworthy of westerly in the Collony of Rhoad island and providance plantation husbandman the Receipt of which sd som of fifteen pounds I the sd andrew Langworthy do by these presents acknowleg and therewith do owne my self fully sattisfied Contented and paid and therof and of Every part and parcell thereof for me my heirs Executors and administrators do fully acquitt, Exonerate and Discharg the sd Samll Langworthy his heirs Exicutors and administrators and Every of them for Ever by these presents have Given Granted bargained sold allined infeofed and Confirmed and by these presents doe fully freely Clearly and absolutly Give Grant bargin sell allien Enfeof and Confirm unto him the said Samll Langworthy his heirs and assigns for ever a certaine tract or paecell of Land situate Lying and being within the town shipp of westerly afor said Containg by Estimation one hundred akers be it more or less ye butted and bounded as followeth southerly by a great white oake tree near paucatuck River Northerly by the land of potter Crandall to a white oake tree marked on four sides neare to land now in posession of Thomas burdick and so by the Land Samuell burdick to a black oake tree marked on four sides and from thence by land belonging to Nicholas Cottrell to a white oake tree marked on four sides and so by paucatuck river to the befor mentioned white oake tree near sd river to gather with all such rights Liberties profett prevlegs and apertenances thereto belonging or in any way apertaining and all the wright title Interest Inheirtance property pesession Claims and Demand what so ever of me the said andrew langworthy of me (?) and unto the same and Every part and parcell therof to have and to hold the above granted premises with all and singular the prevliges and apurtonences thereto belonging unto him the sd Samuell langworthy his heirs and assigns to his and their own proper use ( ) and ( ) for ever free and Clear and Clearly acquitted and Discharged of and from all and all manor of former and other Gifts grants bargains sales ( ) mortgage Joynt ... Down or Judgments Executions and of and from all other titles troubles charges and incumbrances what so ever had made Commmitted or don or suffered to be don by me the sd andrew langworthy my heirs or assigns att any time or times before the Ensealing and Delivery hereof and that it may and shall be Lawfull for ye sd Samll langworthy his heirs and assigns from time unto time and att all times for ever hear after peasably and Quietly to have hold use occupy poses and injoy the above granted premises with the apurtenances therof and further I the sd andrew langworthy doe by these presents covenant promise and firmly bind my self my heirs Exicutors and administrators from hence forth and for Ever hereafter to warrant and defend the tittle of the above granted premises with the appurtenances therof unto him ye sd Samll langworthy his heirs and assigns from and against the titles, Claims and Demands of all and Every parson or parsons what so ever lawfully Claiming from by or under me or my heirs to ye unjust disterbing or mollestation of him ye sd Samll langworthy his heirs or assigns in ye proper (?) and quick posesion and improvement of ye same in witness whearof i the sd andrew langworthy have here unto set my hand and seals this first day of July in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventeen and in ye third year of the reign of our soven lord Gorge by ye Grace of God King of Great brittain.

andrew Langworthy (seal)

signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of
Edward Willok
Samll Sanford

Entered this 27 day of January
1717-18
John Babcock Town Clerk


Collony of Rhode Island & etc.
The above subscriber Andrew Langworthy
personally came before me one of his
majesties Justices for the above ( )
and Collony above sd and Did
acknowleg the above Deed to be
his volentary act and his hand and
seal thereto afixed this 26 day
of december 1717.





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