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The following is an article from the Index of Miscellaneous Deeds and Wills held at the Deeds Office from 1744-1859. It is listed as a bill of sale, but its actually more of an endowment. Transcribed as written.
Be it remembered that on the twentieth day of November one thousand eight hundred and nineteen The Honorable Francis Forbes Chief Justice of Newfoundland here accordith that on this day came George Rennell of Saint Johns gentleman and brought a certain Instrument of writing which he prayed might be recorded in His Majestys Supreme Court. Saint Johns Newfoundland and it is recorded in these words. (what looks like viz: at the end)
Know all men by these Presents that I Thomas Morris the elder of Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman for and in consideration of the faithful attention and assistance to his parents and also towards his Brothers and Sisters by Thomas Morris the younger also of Saint Johns Fisherman in yielding up for their support the balance of his wages for several years past together a further sum of Twenty one Pounds Sterling money of Great Britain to me in hand paid at and before the sealing and delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have granted, bargained, sold, released and confirmed and by these Presents have granted, bargained, sold, released and confirmed unto the said Thomas Morris the younger All that Dwelling House and garden now in my possession together with a garden situate near the road leading from Apple Tree well towards Lazy Bank, and also a garden situate near the road leading from Duckworth Street towards Bulleys Farm, and all and singular the Estate now remaining and being in Saint Johns aforesaid, and which I now inherit as Heir to my deceased Grandfather Roger Chick (Cheek) and my late Mother Jane Morris.
To have and to hold all and singular the said property and every part thereof by these presents bargained, sold, released, granted and confirmed unto the said Thomas Morris the younger his Executors, Administrators and Assigns for ever freely, quietly, peaceably and entirely, without any contradiction, claim, hindrance or disturbance of any Person whatsoever, and without any account to me or to any other whomsoeverto be made, answered or hereafter to be rendered, so that neither I the said Thomas Morris the elder nor any other for me, or in my name any right, title, interest or demand of in to, or for the said Premises or any part or parcel thereof ought to exact, challenge, claim or demand, at any time or times hereafter, but from all action right, estate, title, claim, demand, possession and interest thereof shall be wholly barred and excluded by force and virtue of these Presents Provided always that the said Thomas Morris the younger shall and will during his natural life time provide for and give unto each and every of his Brothers and Sisters during each and every of their natural lives a support that may be deemed equitable according to the profits or emoluments that may arise out of or be derived from the said Premises hereby demised and if it should so happen that the said Thomas Morris the younger, should happen to depart this life that their and in that case it shall and may be lawful, and from thenceforth the said hereby demised Premises shall be divided rateably between each of his then surviving Brothers and Sisters, nor shall it be lawful for the said Thomas Morris the younger to sell, lease or demise the beforementioned Premises or any part thereof for a longer term than during the natural life of him the said Thomas Morris the younger any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding
And I the said Thomas Morris the elder for myself my Executors, Administrators and Assigns all and singular the beforementioned Premises unto the said Thomas Morris the younger his Executors, Administrators and Assigns against me the said Thomas Morris the elder and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and for ever defend by the Presents of which said Premises. I the said Thomas Morris the elder have put the said Thomas Morris the younger in full possession by delivering unto them the Dwelling House built by me and the said Thomas Morris the younger and also a Garden belonging to us (looks like aus) adjoining the same now in my possession, in the name of all the said Premises at the Sealing and delivery hereof- In witness whereof, I the said Thomas Morris the elder have hereunto set my hand and Seal at Saint Johns aforesaid where no stamped paper is used this nineteenth day of November in the sixtieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. King defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen.
Signed, Sealed and delivered in by:
Presence of us
?? almost totally illegible looks like enhins or enkins
In the Supreme Court Newfoundland
To wit. (This is in the left margin)
George Rennell of Saint Johns aforesaid gentleman maketh Oath and Saith that he was present and did see Thomas Morris the elder of Saint Johns a foresaid Fisherman, make his mark to and in due form of Law seal and execute the within Instrument of writing and that the same was previously read over and explained to him
Sworn at Saint Johns aforesaid
This first day of January 1820. Before Me.
(S) Francis Forbes
Set the within Instrument of writing be recorded in His Majestys Supreme Court. Saint Johns Newfoundland Book of Enrollments H x H folios 26. 27 and 28
November 20, 1819
(S) Francis Forbes
NOTE: I believe Thomas Morris "the younger" mentioned above was the Thomas Morris who moved to Bay St. George. He died in St. George's on December 3, 1882. He was my 3rd. great-grandfather -- Tammy Hammond, transcriber
|We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.|
Page Contributed & transcribed by Tammy Hammond
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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