Monday, June 25, 2018

Amanuensis Monday - Post #434: 1852 Deed of Henry A. White to Albert H. White in Killingly, Conn.

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is from the Killingly, Connecticut Deed records for an 1852 deed of Henry A. White selling land to Albert H. White:

The transcription of the deed (on the right-hand side of the image above) is:

To all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting; Know ye that I
Henry A. White of Killingly County of Windham & state of Connecticut do for the
consideration of twelve dollars already received to my full satisfaction of Albert H.
White of the same town County and state aforesaid. Do give grant bargain sell and
confirm unto the said Albert H. White his heirs and Assigns forever One certain
tract or parcel of wood land situate and laying in the same town of Killingly
and contains by estimation five & a half acres be it the same more or less and
bounded as follows: Westerly on land of Dewlis Blois northerly on Otis Basto
easterly on Arba Covell and southerly on land of Arba and
Samson B. Covell and is the same lot of land which Reuben
Robertson purchased of John Farrow by his deed dated the
7^th day of March A D 1808.

                                          To have and to hold the above granted
and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto him
the said Albert H. White his heirs and Assigns forever to his and
their own proper use and behoof. And also I the said Henry A.
White do for myself my heirs Executors and Administrators covenant
with the said Albert H. White so that neither I the said Henry A. White
nor my heirs or any other person in my name and behalf shall or will
hereafter claim or demand any rights or title to the premises or any part
thereof but they and every of them shall be these presents be excluded and
forever barred.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal this 3^rd day of April A D 1852.
signed sealed and delivered
In presence of
Hazael Peckham                           Henry A. White { L.S.}
W^m A. Rounds

Windham County Ss. Killingly April 3^rd 1852
Personally Appeared Henry A. White signer and sealer
of the foregoing instrument and Acknowledged the same to be
his free act and DEED Before me
                                    Hazael Peckham Justice of the Peace

Recorded May 22^nd AD 1852 by

                                    Harley R. Adams Town Clerk

The source citation for this deed is:

Killingly (Connecticut) Town Clerk, Land Records, 1709-1907; General Index, 1709-1908, "Land records, Vol. 37-39, 1850-1857," Volume 37, page 328, Henry A. White to Albert H. White, 3 April 1852, recorded 22 May 1852; accessed on Family History Library microfilm US/CAN 1450885; original records in Danielson, Conn. town hall.

There are a number of deeds for my 2nd great-grandfather Henry A. White (1824-1885) in the Killingly, Connecticut land records.  These records are recorded in the Connecticut towns rather than in the county records.

This is the third deed recorded in Killingly town records for Henry A. White.  Albert H. White is Henry's brother, so it is unclear if the $12 represents the true value of the 5-1/2 acres of woodland. 

Henry A. White (1824-1885) was a son of Jonathan and Miranda (Wade) White of Killingly.  He married Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864) in 1844 in Thompson, Connecticut.   Their daughter, Julia E. White (1848-1913), who married Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) is my great-grandmother.  


NOTE:  Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent  TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:" 

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

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