Langill Deed
Langill Deed
William C. Langill to John Handsford
June 12, 1871

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Deed
William C. Langill & wife to John Handsford
Registered 9:30 a.m., 12th June, 1871
on the certificate of David Tattrie, J.P.

This Indenture, made the ninth day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and seventy-one between William C. Langill, River John, in the County of Pictou, Farmer, and Lucy, his wife, of the one part and John Handsford of River John, in the County of Pictou aforesaid, Farmer, of the other part.

Witnesseth that the said William C. Langill and Lucy, his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of eighty dollars of lawful money of Nova Scotia to the said William C. Langill and Lucy, his wife, in hand well and truly paid by the said John Handsford at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have and each of them hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released and confirmed and by these presents do and each of them doth grant, bargain, sell alien, enfeoff, release and confirm unto the said John Handsford, his heirs and assigns, all that certain lot or piece of land situate, lying and being in the settlement of the River John aforesaid in the County of Pictou aforesaid, abutted, bounded and described as follows.

Vizt - Beginning at a stake on the western line of a lot of land granted to a certain Peter Matatall and the south eastern angle of a lot of land belonging to the said John Handsford and running then south on said grant and other land to a stake and stone, the south eastern angle of the said William C. Langill farm lot, thence west, three chains to a small birch, thence north (allowing always for variation of the magnet), to a stake on the southern line of said Handsford lot and thence easterly along the same three chains and five links to the place of beginning containing fifteen acres be the same, more or less, together with all and singular the houses, outhouses, buildings, ways, watercourses, privileges, appendages and appurtenances to the said tract or parcel of land belonging or in any wise appertaining with the revision and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him the said William C. Langill and all Dower or right or title to Dower or other interest of her, the said Lucy, his wife, of, in or to the same to have and to hold the said tract, piece and parcel of land above described together with all and singular, the appurtenances unto the said John Handsford, his heirs and assigns and to his and their only use, benefit and behoof forever and the said William C. Langill for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators doth hereby covenant, promise and agree to and with the said John Handsford, his heirs and assigns in manner and form following that is to say that he, the said William C. Langill at the time of the execution of these presents hath a good, sure, perfect and undefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple in the said land and premises and hath good right, lawful authority and absolute power to grant, alien and convey the same with all and singular the appurtenances in manner and form as before granted and conveyed or mentioned or intended so to be and also that the said

John Handsford and his heirs and assigns shall and may at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy the tract of land with the appurtenances and every part thereof without any manner of trouble, eviction, hindrance or molestation whatever of or from the said William C. Langill or any person or persons whosoever lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof and also that the said William C. Langill and his heirs the said land and premises being part thereof unto the said John Handsford, his heirs, assigns against the lawful claims of all persons whosoever shall and will by these presents warrant and forever defend.

In witness whereof the said William C. Langill and Lucy, his wife, have hereunto their hands and seals subscribed and affixed the day and year herein before first written.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
David Tattrie
William C. Langill
Lewis Langill
Lucy X Langill (her mark)

$80.00

Received on the day of the date of the foregoing Instrument from John Handsford therein named the sum of eighty dollars currency being the full consideration therein mentioned to be paid by him to me.

Witness
William C. Langill
Lewis Langill

On this ninth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and seventy-one before me the subscriber, one of Her Justices of the Peace personally came and appeared Mrs. Lucy Langill, wife of William C. Langill mentioned in the foregoing Indenture who having been by me examined separate and apart from her said husband did declare and acknowledge that she executed the said Indenture as and for her act and deed without fear or compulsion of, from or by her said husband and as and for a full release of all her claims to the land therein described in right of Dower or otherwise. David Tattrie, J.P.

I do certify that Mr. Lewis Langill, a subscribing witness to the within Instrument, 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 thereto set.

River John, June 1871
David Tattrie, J.P.

source: FHL Film 0579181, vol. 61, pg. 417

Transcribed by Lynda Minarzick
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