Monday, November 26, 2018

Amanuensis Monday - 1824 Deed of Samuel Stone Jr. to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass.

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is the 1824 deed of Samuel Stone Junior of Townsend, Massachusetts to Zachariah Hildreth Junior of Townsend in the Middlesex County, Massachusetts Land Records:

 [Volume 264, pages 369-370]:

The transcription of this deed is:

[Volume 264, page 369, starts at middle of left-hand page]

[In left-hand margin]

Sam^l Stone Jr. to Zach Hildreth Jr

[Body of page]

Know all men by these presents that I Samuel Stone Jun^r of

Townsend in the County of Middlesex & Commonwealth of
the Massachusetts Trader & Agent for the creditors of Stephen Scales of
Townsend aforesaid yeoman, in consideration of four hundred
ninety seven dollars & eighty one cents paid to me by Zachariah
Hildreth Jun^r of Townsend aforesaid yeoman, the receipt whereof
I do hereby acknowledge and in said capacity have remised,
released, & forever quit claimed & do by these presents remit, release
& forever quit claim unto the said Zachariah Hildreth Jun^r
his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land lying
in said Townsend and on Squanicook River so called the
Southwardly side of the same & a little below the Kidder
bridge so called bounded as follows viz.  begining at a white
pine stump a corner of Thaddeus Spaulding's land near said river
thence South about forty five degrees west bounding by said
Spaulding's land about sixty eight rods untill it comes to
Benamuel Pratts land thence south about eighty three degrees
E. bounding by said Pratts land about eighty six rods
untill it comes to a line of the School lot, thence north

[Volume 264, page 370, top of right-hand page]

about forty three degrees E. about two rods to a corner of said School
lot, thence south about 47 deg E about forty six rods bounding by said
School lot or Josiah Spaulding's land to a stake & stones, thence south
about forty three degrees W about fifty five rods by said Spaulding's
land untill it comes to Simon Green's land, thence south about
forty six degrees E by said Greens land about forty two rods to a
corner of said Zachariah Hildreth Jun^r land thence north about
forty three degrees E by said Hildreths land about fifty five rods
to a line of land formerly owned by Nathan Conant, thence south
about forty seven degrees E on the northardly line of said School lot
about twenty rods, thence north about eighty nine degrees east
about twelve roads to a stake & stones on the bank of said river,
hence northwestward up said river & bounding by the same & a small peice
of Samuel Warners land about one hundred and fifty three rods
to the southwestwardly corner of said Warners small peice of land
thence northwardly by said Warners land about sixteen rods
untill it comes to said river thence up said river & bounding by
the same about one hundred & six rods untill it comes to the bounds
first mentioned, the above described tract of land contains about
Seventy three & three fourths acres.  To Have and to Hold the same
as above said together with all the privileges & appurtenances there
unto belonging to him the said Zachariah Hildreth Jun^r his heirs
and assigns forever.  In Witness whereof I the said Samuel
Stone Jun^r & Lucy my wife she relinquishing her right of dower
or third in said premises have hereunto set our hands & seals
this twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hun-
dred & twenty four.  Samuel Stone Jun^r and seal, Lucy Stone 
and seal, signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
Simeon Green Jesse Seaver.  Middlesex Ss April 15, 1824.  Then the
within named Samuel Stone J^r acknowledges the within instru-
ment to be his free act and deed before me Isaac Mulliken
Justice of the Peace.
Middlesex Ss Feb^y 10, 1826 Rec^r and Recorded by
                                              W. F. Stone Reg^r.

The source citation for this recorded deed is:

"Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 November 2018), Middlesex County, "Deeds, 1825-1826, Vols. 263-265," Volume 264, pages 369-370 (image 469 of 842), Deed of Samuel Stone Jr. to Zachariah Hildreth Jr., executed 12 April 1824, recorded 10 Februa
ry 1826.

This is the sixth deed where Zachariah Hildreth Junior bought land in Townsend, Massachusetts from someone other than his father, Zachariah Hildreth Sr.  With this deed, he bought a 74 acre parcel of  land in Townsend bordering the river for about $498 from Samuel Stone Jr., acting as trader and agent for the creditors of Stephen Scales.

Zachariah Hildreth Jr. (1783-1857) is my third great-grandfather, who married Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857) in 1810.  I am descended through their son, Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) who married Sophia Newton (1834-1923).


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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