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OYSTER BAY

TOWN RECORDS

Volume IV— 1 721-173 2



WITH AN

APPENDIX

Containing the Bethpage Book of Records,
and various unrecorded deeds



PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN
BY

DANIEL UNDERHILL
JESSE F. MERRITT
WINSLOW S. PIERCE

Committee



COMPARED, ANNOTATED AND INDEXED
BY

JOHN COX, JR.



NEW YORK

TOBIAS A. WRIGHT, INC.

PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS

1 929



I hereby certify that I have compared or caused to be compared this
printed volume with the original manuscript records in my office, and
that I believe the same to be a correct and exact copy of said original
records, excepting interpolated matter as explained in introduction to

Volume I.

CHARLES E. RANSOM,
Town Clerk.
July 25, 1929.
Town of Oyster Bay,
County of Nassau, N. Y.
Official Seal.



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{Continued from Volume 3, page 625)



(^_ (55) — To all Christian People to whoine these Presents shall
Come greeting KNOW ye That we Fransces weeks Scituate In ye
Township of oyster bay In Quens County on The Island of Nassaw
In ye Province of New York yeoman & alse my wife for & In
Consideration of the Sum of a hundred & Thirty pounds Currant
Lawfull money of New york In hand paid before ye Ensealing &
Delivery here of by Daniel Hopkins of ye Same Town & County
aboves^ yeoman The Recept where of wee Do hereby acknowledge
& our Selfves theerewith fully Sattisfied Contented & paid & their
of and of Every & parcell thereof wee Do Exonerate aquit & Dis-
charge ye S'^ Daniel Hopkins his heirs Executors administrators
forever by these Presents wee have given granted bargained Sold
alinated Conveyd & Confirmd & by These Presents wee Do frely
fully & absolutely give grant bargain Sell Alien Convey & Confirm
unto ye S^ Daniel Hopkins his heirs & assignes forever on
Certain Messuage & small Tract of Land Scituate Lying & being
In Musketecove bounds In ye Township of oyster bay being
bounded as foUoweth bounded on ye south by my brother Jeames
weks Land & on ye north by Ichabods hopkins Land & ye west by
ye high way Thats Lead from musketecove to Jereco & on ye the
East to ye Line & being Twenty rods wide It Is ye fourth part of a
Lott That Samuel weeks bought of Robert Coles Disseased beit In
Quantity of acors more or Less It is bounded on The East too ye
Line that runs betwen william frost Land and aboves^ Land he ye
S'^ Daniell hopkins Is to have & to hold ye S*^ granted & bargained
Land Premisess with all the housenn orcthen {orchards) fenceen
Timiber Trees grass water ponds & what Else Is staning growing
or becoming Due upon the Same with all ye apurtenances Priv-
iledges & Comodities to ye Same belonging or In any wise apur-
taining to him the S'^ Daniel hopkins his heirs & assigns forever to
his & thair only proper use benefit & forever & wee ye S*^ frances
weeks & else {Alice) my wife for us our Selves our heirs Execu-
tor administrators Do Covenant Promise & grant to & with ye S"^
Daniel hopkins heirs & assignes That before ye Ensealing hereof
wee are ye True Sole & Lawfull owners of ye above bargained
Premises & are Lawfuly Seized & possesed of the Same In our
own good Right as a perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance &
have In our Selves good Right & full power & Lawfull authourity



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to grant bargain sell Convey & Confirm ye S^ bargained Premises
Jn Manner as aboves'i & xhat ye S'i Daniel Hopkins his heirs &
assigns shall and may from time to time & all times forever here-
after by Vertue of These Presents shall Lawfully Peaceely &
Quietly have hold use Occopy Possess & Inioy ye S^^ Demised &
bargained Primises freely & Clarly aquitted Exenorated & Dis-
charged of & from all & all and Manner of former Gifts grants
bargains ed {?and) Sealss Leases Dowries Judgments Executions
Incombrances & Troubles whatsover & wee ye S'^ ffrances weeks
& Else my wife Do further Covenant & bind our Selves our heirs
Executors & administrators firmly by these presents to warrant &
Defeend ye S'^ Daniel hopkins hiss heirs & assignes In Quiet &
peaceable Possession of & singular ye s^ granted Premises against
any Just and Law full Claim of any person or Persons what soever
In wittness whereof yee ye s^ frances weeks & Else my wife have
hereunto Sett our hands & Seals this Twenty ninth Day of febury
anoq Dqomini one Thousand seven hundred & nine teen twenty
Signed Sealed and Delivered Franciss Weeks O

In The Presents of her

Joseph Pryer Else X Weeks O

Samuel Underbill mark

Icobud hopkins
George Townsend

Memorandum That on ye 24*** Day of march annoq Domini
1719/20 y{e) above named frances weeks & his wife Elese weeks
both personally apeared before me George Townsend one of his
Maiesties Justice of ye Peace for Queens County & acknowledged
ye above written Deed to be their Rayall act & Voluntary Deed

George Townsend

{p. 69) — To all Christian people to whome these presents shall
Come Greeting Know ye that I Jeames weeks of Seder Swamp
In ye Township of oysterbay In Queens County on ye Island of
Nassaw In ye province of New york Brick Layer for & in Con-
sideration of ye Sum of a hundred & thirty pounds of Currant
money of New york to me in hand paid before ye EnseHng &
Delevery hereof by Samuel weeks & Icobud hopkins & Daniel
hopkins all of the same place ye Receipt whereof I do hereby
acknowledge & my Self therewith fully sattisfied Contented and
paid & thereof & of every part & Parcel thereof I do Exconerate
acquitt & Discharge ye s,'^ Samuel weeks Icobud hopkins & Daniel
hopkins their heirs Executors & administrators & assigns for-
ever by these presents I have given granted bargained Sold all-
einated Conveyd & Confirmd & by these Presents I Do freely fully
& absolutely give grant bargain Sell alien Convey & Confirm unto
ye s



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