Langill Deed
Langill Deed
William Matheson to Joseph Langill
May 3rd, 1853

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Deed
William Matheson to Joseph Langill
Registered on the third of May, 1853 at 3 o'clock p.m.
on the oath of David Matheson

This indenture made this sixth day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and forty-seven 1847 between William Matheson of the West River of Pictou in the County of Pictou and Province of Nova Scotia, Esquire, and Mary his wife, of the one part and Joseph Langill, James' son, of River John, in the County and Province aforesaid, farmer, of the other part.

Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of twelve pounds, five shillings of lawful money of the province aforesaid to them in hand well and truly paid by the said Joseph Langill at or before the execution of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, they, the said William Matheson and Mary his wife, have and each of them hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, remised, release, 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 Joseph Langill, his heirs and assigns, all that certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the settlement of River John aforesaid and is abutted and bounded and described as follows.

Viz - beginning on the north east side of Water Street at the west angle of lot number 4 and running from thence north forty-five and a half degrees west [by magnet at present] on said street, fifty-five three inches (sic) to the west angle of lot number 2, thence north forty-five degrees east on said lot number 2 one hundred and two feet to a stake upon the top of the bank of River John, thence easterly along the said bank [fifty-five feet measured at right angles to the side lines] to the northern angle of lot number 4 aforesaid and thence south forty-five degrees west along said lot number 4 one hundred and twenty-seven feet to the place of beginning, being lot number 3 on a plan of town lots at River John made by John Gould, Deputy Surveyor, dated the first of July, 1847 with all and singular the privileges and appurtenances to the said lot, piece or parcel of land belonging or in any wise appertaining and revisions, remainders, yearly and other rents, issues or profits thereof and also all the estate, right, title, interest, claim, property and demand whatsoever, both at law and in equity of him the said William Matheson and all the dower or thirds or right or title to dower or thirds of her of the said Mary Matheson, his wife, in, to, out of or upon the same or any part or parcel thereof.

To have and to hold the said lot, piece or parcel of land and premises with the appurtenances hereinbefore sold and conveyed or intended so to be and every part and parcel thereof unto him the said Joseph Langill, his heirs and assigns and to his and their only proper and absolute use, benefit and behoof forever. And the said William Matheson, for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators, doth hereby covenant with the said Joseph Langill, his heirs and assigns as follows. That is to say, that at the time of the execution of these presents, he, the said William Matheson, is lawfully seized of an indefeasible estate in fee simple of and in the said lot, piece or parcel of land and premises with the appurtenances hereinbefore described and hereby sold and conveyed or intended so to be and that the same he, the said Joseph Langill, his heirs and assigns shall peaceably possess and enjoy without any eviction or disturbances whatsoever. And that he, the said Langill, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly enter into, have, occupy, possess and enjoy the same and every part and parcel thereof without any lawful let, suit, molestation, eviction or disturbance from any person or persons lawfully claiming the same or any part and parcel thereof. And that he, the said William Matheson, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, the said premises hereinbefore sold and convey and every part and parcel thereof, together with the appurtenances unto him the said Joseph Langill, his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims and demands of all and every person and person whomsoever lawfully claiming the same, will warrant, maintain and forever defend by these presents.

In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto their hands and seals subscribed and set the day and year hereinbefore first written.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
David Matheson
William Matheson
Peter Cresar
Mary Matheson

Received on the day of the date of the foregoing deed of the indenture from the therein named Joseph Langill, the sum of twelve pounds, five schillings currency, being the consideration money in full therein mentioned to be paid by him to me.

Witness
David Matheson
William Matheson
Peter Cresar

On the seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and forty-seven personally appeared before me the subscriber, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Pictou, Mrs. Mary Matheson, who is a party to the within and foregoing deed of indenture, the wife of William Matheson, Esquire, who is also a party thereto, who being by me examined separate and apart from her said husband, acknowledged that the said deed was by her executed for the purposes therein set forth freely and voluntarily and without any force or compulsion from her said husband. All of which in my capacity aforesaid, I hereby certify.

Peter Cresar, J.P.

Source: LDS film #0578981, vol. 37, pg. 454
Transcribed by Lynda Minarzick
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