Monday, July 2, 2018

Amanuensis Monday - Post #435: 1855 Deed of Henry A. White to Almond M. Paine in Killingly, Conn.

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is from the Killingly, Connecticut Deed records for an 1855 deed of Henry A. White selling land to Almond M. Paine:

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
and State of Connecticut for the consideration of two
hundred and Seventy five dollars received to my full sat-
isfaction of Almond M. Paine of said Town of Killingly do
give grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Almond M.
Paine his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract
or parcel land situated in said Killingly bounded and
described as follows viz. On the North by land formerly owned
by Thomas S. Pierce and land belonging to the heirs of Reuben
Bartlett deceased, East by land of Bernice Carder, southerly
by land of Brayton Slater to the west side of a highway
thence Southerly by the West side of said highway to land of
Putnam Warren, Thence Westerly by said Warrens land and
land belonging to the Widow and heirs of Joseph Pray deced
containing about forty acres the same more or less together
with a dwelling house and other building thereon standing
said premises being subject to all legal highways passing
over the same.

To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises
with the appurtenances thereof unto him the said Grantee his heirs
and assigns forever to his and their own proper use and
behoof. And also I the said Grantor do for myself my heirs
executors and administrators covenant with the said Grantee
his heirs and assigns that at and until the Ensealing of these
present I am well sized of the premises as a good indefensible
estate in fee simple and have good rights to bargain and
sell the same in manner and form as is above written and
that the same is free of all incumbrance whatsoever Excepting
said highway and furthermore I the said Grantor do
by these presents bind myself and my heirs forever to warrant
and defend the above granted and bargained premises to him
the said Grantee his heirs and assigns against all claims and
demand whatsoever excepting said highways. Provided never-
the less this deed is given on consideration that whereas the said
Grantor justly indebted to the grantee by his promissory note
even date herewith for the sum of two hundred and seventy
five dollars payable to the said Grantee on order for value
received six months from date thereof with interest now if the
said Grantor shall well and truly pay said note according to the
tenor and effect there of then this deed to be null and void other
wise to be and remain in full force and virtue in the law.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this twenty third day of August in the year of our Lord 1855.

Signed sealed and declared
in presenc of
John B. Truesdell                                       Henry A. White
Stephen B. Place

State of Connecticut }
Windham County } SS Killingly August 23^d AD 1855
Personally appeared Henry A. White signor and sealer
of the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the same
to be his free act and deed before me
                                                         John B. Truesdell
                                                         Justice of the Peace
Recorded August 23^d 1855 by me S H Coe Town Clerk 

[written crosswise on the record]

Killingly May 17th 1856 I acknowledge to have
received a full distribution for the Debt secured
by this mortgage and do therefore hereby cancel
and discharge the same. Almond M. Paine

In presence of us Recorded May 20th 1856
Stephen H. Oatly          by me Geo. H. Greenslot
Susan M. Oatly                         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 39, page 164, Henry A. White to Almond M. Paine, 23 August 1855, recorded 23 August 1855, debt acknowledged 17 May 1856; 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 fourth deed recorded in Killingly town records for Henry A. White.  Almond M. Paine bought this land for $275 from Henry A. White, with a promissory note backed by the deed, and White had six months to pay off the loan incurred, which payment was acknowledged on 17 May 1856.  So Henry A. White kept this land parcel in Killingly, Connecticut.  

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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