Deed from Ceryan Indian to Thomas Porter Taylor

To All Christian People to Whom This Present Writing Shall Come
 
Know you that I, Ceryan, an Indian of Middletown in the Colony of Connecticut in the County of Hartford in New England, for good and lawful reasons me moving thereunto, have bargained and sold by way of exchange with Thomas Porter Taylor of Farmington in the Colony and County abovesaid, I say bargained and by way of exchange a certain parcel of land in Farmington Meadow in a place called the Indian Neck, it being by estimation two acres of the plowing land, more or less, butted and bounded as followeth: north on land belonging to Captain Thomas Hart part and part on land belonging to Ebenezer Steel and part on land of Lieutenant John Hart, east and south and west upon a gutter of grass land belonging to the Indians, and by these presents, I, the aforesaid Ceryan, do clearly give, grant, alienate, bargain, and sell, assign, and pass over unto Thomas Porter, abovesaid, to him and to his heirs and executors, administrators, or assigns, and to him or their use forever with all its profits, gains, commodities, privileges, appurtenances thereon or thereto belonging, as, also, I, the said Ceryan, do for myself, heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns clearly, utterly, absolutely, and forever remit, release, relinquish all my right, title, claim, and interest yielding, giving, granting, resigning, and assigning the said right, title, power, and interest in the premises unto the aforesaid Thomas Porter, and to have and to hold to him and his heirs forever, and I, the abovesaid Ceryan, do hereby agree, grant, covenant, and promise for myself and heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns that he, the said Thomas Porter, his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns shall and may, from time to time, and at all times, lawfully and quietly have use, occupy, possess, and enjoy the said parcel of land, above expressed, in all and every part of the same as they may or shall see cause, without any let, execution, ejection, or molestation from, by, or under me, as also, I, the said Ceryan, have agreed or covenanted for myself and heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, that the aforesaid parcel of land is all and shall be clearly discharged and freed from all former bargains, titles of inheritance, mortgages, leases, fines, annuities. jointers, dowries, recognizances, judgments, condemnations, execution, intensions, or any other encumbrance whatsoever, warranting and, by these presents, ratifying and confirming the premises as a good sure and lawful estate in fee simple to the said Thomas Porter, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, assuring him that I have full right and title to the premises, and them do deliver up to the true and lawful possession of Thomas Porter, giving hereby power and authority to enroll the same to himself and heirs forever in the Book of Records for Farmington.
 
Ceryan, his mark
 
Witness:
Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of us, witnesses, John Lee, John Porter, John Cowles, April 2, 1709                                                
Recorded:
A true entry of a deed received October 2, 1767, per Solomon Whitman, Registrar
Cataloguing:
388