25 OCTOBER 1790
DEED BOOK VA-1, (1777 to 1790), Page 366

From: Francie Lane  
Date: Saturday, April 04, 1998 3:12 PM:

This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety, between BENJAMIN DRAKE of the Township and County of Huntingdon in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Yeoman of the one part and JOHN WARTS of the same place, Yeoman of the other part. WITNESSETH that the said BENJAMIN DRAKE for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty five pounds, lawful money of Pennsylvania, to him in hand paid by the said JOHN WARTS before the sealing and delivery hereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and the further sum of one hundred and ninety pounds like lawful money to be paid in Gold or Silver secured to be paid to the said Benjamin Drake or his assigns, Hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released and confirmed and by these presence doth grant , bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, release and confirm, unto the said JOHN WARTS, his heirs and assigns, a certain Tract or Parcel of land surveyed or to be surveyed in pursuance of a certain Warrant granted to WILLIAM COXE and WILLIAM PETERS by the Honorable, the Proprietaries of the late Province of Pennsylvania, dated the thirty first day of May, 1762, for one hundred acres of land at Crawford’s Neck, a few miles above Jack's Narrows, in the County of (then Cumberland) now Huntingdon, and a survey thereon made and containing eighty four acres of land with the usual allowance of five per cent for D & C, which by Deed Poll bearing date the fifth day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine was conveyed unto the said Benjamin Drake in fee by WILLIAM COXE and WILLIAM PETERS, Esq. Of Blackley Township in the County of Philadelphia by his attorneys the Reverend RICHARD PETERS, RICHARD PETERS, the Younger, and (Jim) BIDDLE duly appointed and constituted by Letter of Attorney duly executed and acknowledged by the said WILLIAM PETERS, Esquire, and recorded at Philadelphia in the office for recording of Deeds in and for the City and County of Philadelphia in Letter of Attorney Book D2, Vol. 7, Page 39. Also a Tract of land adjoining the aforementioned Tract, containing about one hundred and six acres surveyed by SAMUEL LYON in pursuance of an application in the name of the aforesaid BENJAMIN DRAKE, Together also with all and singular the buildings, improvements, ways, waters, water courses, rights, liberties, privileges and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, and the reversions and remainders thereof and all the Estate, Rights, Title, Interest. Use, Possession, Property Claim and demand whatsoever, of him the said BENJAMIN DRAKE of in to or out of the above mentioned premises. To have and to hold, the said described Tracts or Parcels of land, hereditaments and premises hereby granted, bargained and sold, or mentioned and intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said JOHN WARTS, his heirs and assigns to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of the said JOHN WARTS, his heirs and assigns forever free from al encumbrances except the claims of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for purchase money, and the said BENJAMIN DRAKE for himself, his heirs, the aforesaid Tracts or Parcels of land together with the appurtenances to the said JOHN WARTS, his heirs and assigns against himself and heirs, and against all persons whatsoever lawfully claiming by through from or under him or them or either of them shall and will warrant and forever defend. In Witness whereof the said BENJAMIN DRAKE hath to these Presents set his hand and seal the day and year above written. BENJAMIN DRAKE (Seal) Sealed & Delivered in presence of: ANDREW HENDERSON JOHN CADWALLADER Recorded at and before the execution hereof of JOHN WARTS one hundred and twenty five pounds lawful money in part of the consideration and do acknowledge to have received security for the payment of one hundred and ninety pounds the residue of the consideration as above mentioned. BENJAMIN DRAKE Witness: ANDREW HENDERSON Huntingdon County Before me, the subscriber, one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County aforesaid, personally appeared the within named Grantor, BENJAMIN DRAKE, and acknowledged the within Indenture or writing of conveyance to be his act and deed and desired the same as such might be recorded. Witness my hand & seal this twenty fifth day of October, Anno Domini 1790 ANDREW HENDERSON A true copy compared with the original, this 26 Oct 1790 ANDREWS HENDERSON, Recr.