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Susannah Hitchcock to Sarah Cross - Copy of a Deed
To the best of my knowledge, Henry Hitchcock and wife Susanna (nee TAVERNER) did not have children. The day after Henry's will was probated in 1829, his widow Susanna Hitchcock officially gave her furnished house and property in Trinity to her neice Sarah CROSS, wife of William Davis Cross, under the condition "that the said Susannah Hitchcock do reserve the free right and liberty of making use of the said goods and household furniture and of dwelling and residing in the said house and garden so long as I may live and that the said Sarah Cross do allow her Sister Susan LANDER Wife of John Lander both now residing in Poole to occupy and live in one half of the aforesaid dwelling house should the said Susan Lander come out to reside in Trinity."
To all people to whom these presents shall come, I Susannah Hitchcock do send greeting. Know ye that I the said Susannah Hitchcock of Trinity in the Island of Newfoundland Widow for and in consideration of the love good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my loving Niece Sarah Cross Wife of William Davis Cross both now residing and living in my House in Trinity have given and granted and by these Presents do freely give and grant unto the said Sarah Cross her heirs executors or administrators all and singular my goods and household furniture now in my present dwelling house together with all my said dwelling House and Gardens in Trinity aforesaid To have and to hold all the said goods and household furniture and dwelling house and gardens to her the said Sarah Cross her heirs executors or administrators from henceforth as her and their proper goods and household furniture and dwelling house and gardens absolutely without any manner of condition save only the following, namely, that I the said Susannah Hitchcock do reserve to myself the free right and liberty of making use of the said goods and household furniture and of dwelling and residing in the said house and garden so long as I may live and that the said Sarah Cross do allow her Sister Susan Lander Wife of John Lander both now residing on Poole to occupy and live in one half of the aforesaid dwelling house and gardens should the said Susan Lander come out to reside in Trinity and so long as she the said Susan Lander may live in Trinity and no longer.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
I hereby certify that the execution of the Instrument of which the foregoing page two hundred and twenty four contains a true and correct Copy was acknowledged before me by Susanna Hitchcock the party thereto on the Twenty sixth day of August at thirty minutes after Six Oclock on the afternoon in the year One thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, and the same is hereby actually Registered by me this day.
Given under my hand at the Registrar of Deeds Office Harbor Grace Newfoundland this Twenty second day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine 1829.
Source: Registry of Deeds and Companies, St. John's, NF. Northern District Records 1828-1888, Vol. 2, Pages 224-5.
Page Contributed and Transcribed by Bonnie Hickey
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 9, 2002
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