Langill Deed
Jacob Bigney to Samuel Langill
October 19th, 1855

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Deed of Jacob Bigney to Samuel Langill
Registered 19th October 1855 on the certificate of Alexander McKenzie

Know all men by these presents that, Jacob Bigney, of River John, in the County of Pictou, yeoman, and Martha, his wife, of the one part and Samuel Langill of River John aforesaid, yeoman, of the other part:

Witnesseth that the said Jacob Bigney and Martha, his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds of lawful money of Nova Scotia to the said David Langille in hand paid to them at or before the execution of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. Have and each of them hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released and confirmed unto the said Samuel Langill, his heirs and assigns forever, all that certain track of land lying and being on the eastern side of the River John, in the County of Pictou aforesaid, abutted, bounded and described as follows.

Beginning at the southeast angle of Daniel Sutherland's land and running then south eighty-nine rods to a stake and stone thence west thirty-six rods to Reuben Langill's side line thence north eighty-nine rods to Sutherland's side line thence east to the place of beginning. Containing twenty acres of land together with all and singular the buildings and improvements.

To have and to hold all the aforementioned premises with all the reversion and reversions, rents, issues and profits thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said Samuel Langill, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever for their only proper use, benefit and behoof which the said Jacob Bigney hereby binds himself, his heirs, executors and administrators with consent of his wife assigning her right and title of Dower unto the said Samuel Langill, his heirs, executors and administrators and assigns to warrant and for ever defend against the claim or claims lawful of any person or persons whosoever.

In witness whereof the said Jacob Bigney and Martha, his lawful spouse, have herewith their names subscribed and seals affixed at River John aforesaid this eight day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and fifty-five.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
George McKenzie
Charles E. Gould

Jacob X Bigney
his mark
Martha Bigney

Received day and year written, the sum of fourty pounds of lawful money,
the sum mentioned in the foregoing deed written specified.

Witness
George McKenzie

Jacob X Bigney
his mark

On the tenth day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and fifty-five before me the subscriber, one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Pictou personally appeared Martha Bigney, party to the foregoing deed, wife of Jacob Bigney also party whereto who being examined by me acknowledges that the said Deed was by her executed for the purposes therein mentioned freely and volunarily without any force or compulsion from her and that she thereby released all her rights of Dower to the land and promises therein mentioned and describes unto the said Samuel Langill, his heirs and assigns forever.

Alexander McKenzie, J.P.

Personally appeared before me one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Pictou, Charles E. Gould, one of the subscribing witnesses to the within Instrument who being by me examined, declared that he saw the said Deed duly executed for the purposes therein contained.

River John
10th October, 1853
Alexander McKenzie, J.P.

Source:
LDS film # 578983 p. 381
Transcribed by Lynda Minarzick
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