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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Martin Sheppard to John Stretton


Martin Sheppard boat sale

Know all men by these presents that I Martin Shephard of Harbor Grace Newfoundland Planter for and on enmuration of the sum of forty pounds sterling being part of a debt of forty eight pounds eighteen shillings sterling to me jointly paid on account and now fully due of me to John Stratton merchant of Harbor Grace Newfoundland aforesaid. Whereof I do hereby acknowledge the receipt and myself being satisfied with the forty pounds sterling aforesaid. Have bargained and sold, set over and delivered, and by these presents, according to just & due form of law in that case made and provided do bargbain set over and deliver to the said John Stratton, one fishing skift, now hauld up at the south side of Harbor Grace aforesaid legitimatise his craft to say mainsail foresaid & Gibb running rigging ????? one anchor & one graplin, pump & gear gang boards etc all compilant. To have and to hold the said skiff & craft unto the said John Stratton his executors administators & assigns forever and I the said Martin Shepherd for myself my executors & adm. the said skiff & craft ???? unto the said John Stratton his executors administartors & assigns against all, & all manner of persons shall & will warrant and for ever defend by these presents.
In witness whereof (together with the delivery of ??? of the craft in the name of the whole before mentioned skiff & craft I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 22nd day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety eight.

Martin X Shepherd

Signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of us where no stamps are used.
J Hearn
James Jewer
The foregoing is a true copy of the original bill of sale ??? by John Stratton, at his request registred in the book of records Harbor Grace 24th Dec. 1798.
John Hefferman



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