1877 Deed Abram Langill to Hope Langill
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Abram Langill to Hope W. Langill
December 17th, 1877

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Abram Langill, Sr., to Hope W. Langill
Registered at 10 a.m. on the 17th December, 1877
on the certificate of John Gollan, J.P.

This indenture made the twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and seventy-seven between Abram Langill, Sr., of Sand Marsh, in the County of Pictou, yeoman, and Phebe Langill, his wife, of the one part and Hope Waddell Langill of Sand Marsh, in the County of Pictou aforesaid [son of the said Abram Langill of the other part].

Witnesseth that the said Abram Langill and Phebe, his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar of lawful money of Nova Scotia to them in hand paid by the said Hope Waddell Langill at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and also in consideration of the conditions and covenants by and on the part of the said Hope Waddell Langill to be observed and fulfilled hereinafter set forth, have and each of them hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, remised, released, enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents do and each of them doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, remise, release, enfeoff and confirm unto the said Hope Waddell Langill, his heirs and assigns all that certain lot of land situate, lying and being at Sand Marsh, in the County of Pictou, aforesaid, abutted, bounded and described as follows.

Viz - Beginning on the south side of the Main Road leading from River John to Tatamagouche on the west boundary line of a lot of land belonging to Alexander Langill and running thence south along the same sixty-nine chains and twenty links or and till it comes to the north boundary line of lands belonging to John McLean and the south west angle of said Alexander Langill's lot, thence west along said McLean's lands eight chains and ninety-one links to the south eastern angle of land belonging to Duncan McDonald, thence north along said Duncan McDonald's east boundary line forty chains and thirty-two links to a stake, thence east four chains and ninety-one links to a stake, thence north twenty-eight chains and eighty-eight links to the road aforesaid and thence east along said road four chains and seventy-seven links to the place of beginning, containing forty-eight acres and three-quarters of an acre, more or less, reserving always ten acres of the before mentioned and described lot of land for the use and benefit of the said Abram Langill, Sr., and Phebe Langill, his wife, or the survivor of them during the term or period of their natural lives or of the natural life of the survivor of them, which reserve is described as follows.

Viz - Beginning at a stake on the east boundary line of Duncan McDonald's lands and running thence east four chains and ninety-one links, thence north twenty chains and fifty links, thence west four chains and ninety-one links or until it comes to Duncan McDonald's east line aforesaid and thence south along the same twenty chains and fifty links to the place of beginning, together with all and singular, the houses, buildings, ways, watercourses, casements, privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging with all the estate right, title, interest, claim, property and demands of the said Abram Langill and Phebe Langill, his wife, in right of dower or otherwise in, to and upon the same.

To have and to hold the said lot of land with the appurtenances unto him the said Hope Waddell Langill, his heirs and assigns forever upon the express condition however that the said Hope Waddell Langill, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns shall, during the term or period of the natural lives of the said Abram Langill, Sr., and Phebe Langill, his wife, or the natural life of the survivor of them, pay and deliver unto them, the said Abram Langill and Phebe Langill or the survivor of them each and every year from the date hereof in the proper season and in good order eight bushels of wheat, thirteen bushels of oats, thirty bushels of potatoes, three and a half tons hay and shall allow them the said Abram Langill, Sr. and Phebe Langill or the survivor of them pasturing for two cows and five sheep on the premises hereby conveyed when required of him by the said Abram Langill or Phebe Langill and shall furnish at all times hereafter during said period one half of all the necessary fuel required by the said Abram Langill and Phebe Langill or a survivor of them and the said Hope Waddell Langill for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns doth covenant with the said Abram Langill, his executors and administrators in manner and form following.

That is to say, that he, the said Hope Waddell Langill, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns will during the term or period of the natural lives of said Abram Langill, Sr., and Phebe Langill, his wife, or the natural life of the survivor of them, pay and deliver unto the said Abram Langill and Phebe, his wife, or the survivor of them each and every year from the date herein in proper season and in good order eight bushels of wheat, thirteen bushels of oats, thirty bushels of potatoes, three and a half tons hay and one half ton straw and shall allow them the said Abram Langill and Phebe Langill or the survivor of them pasturing for two cows and five sheep on the premises hereby conveyed when required of him by the said Abram Langill or Phebe Langill and shall furnish at all times hereafter during said period one half of all the necessary fuel required by the said Abram Langill and Phebe Langill, or the survivor of them according to the terms of the foregoing conditions and that if at any time the said Hope Waddell Langill or his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns shall neglect, refuse or fail to fulfill and perform the foregoing covenants and conditions, then these presents shall be void and the said Abram Langill, his heirs and assigns shall be at liberty to repossess himself or themselves of the said lot of land and hold the same absolutely on the fee simple as if these presents had never been executed.

In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto their hands and seals subscribed and set the day and year first above written. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of [the two last lines on the second page was underlined and the word Abram inserted at the beginning of the 14th line on the third page before executed).

Daniel West
Abram Langill
John Gollan
Hope W. Langill

Pictou S. S.

I do certified that Daniel West, a subscribing witness to the within deed, came personally before me and made oath that he was present at and witness to the execution of the same by the parties whose names and seals are hereto subscribed and set.

River John, May 12th 1877
John Gollan, J.P.

source: LDS film#0581737, vol. 71,pg.372
Transcribed by Lynda Minarzick
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