Deed from Elnathan Gridley to Samuel Adams
To All People to Whom These Presents Shall Come: Greeting
Know you that I, Elnathan Gridley, of Farmington, for the consideration of the sum of four pounds fifteen shillings and six pence money received to full satisfaction of Samuel Adams, an Indian man of said Farmington, do give, grant, bargain, sell, and confirm unto the said Samuel Adams and to his heirs and assigns forever all my right, title, and interests in and of one certain lot of land in the bounds of said Farmington, being the 52nd Lot in number in the Southeast Division, so-called, containing in the whole twenty-two acres, three rood, and 28 perches laid out to Jacob Bronson, formerly of said Farmington, being one of the eighty-four proprietors of said town, and my proportion thereof being nine acres, two roods, and eight perches, being one-fourth and one-sixth parts of said lot, lying in common with other present proprietors of said land, which lot is butted and bounded as by record may appear.
To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto him, the said Samuel Adams, to his heirs, and assigns forever, to his and their own proper use and behoof. And, also, I, the said Elnathan Gridley, do for myself, heirs, executors. and administrators, covenant with the said Samuel Adams, his heirs and assigns, that, at and until the ensealing of these presents, I am well seized of the premises as a good indefeasible estate in fee simple; and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner and form as is above written; and that the same is free of all encumbrances whatsoever. And, furthermore, I, the said Elnathan Gridley, do, by these presents, bind myself and my heirs forever to warrant and defend the above-granted and bargained premises to the said Samuel Adams, his heirs and assigns against all claims and demands whatsoever.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal.
Elnathan Gridley, seal
September 29, 1767, in the seventh year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord, George III of Great Britain, etc., King.
Personally appeared Elnathan Gridley, the signer and sealer of the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged the same to Solomon Whitman, Justice of the Peace, Hartford County in the jurisdiction of Farmington. September 29, 1767
A true entry of a deed recorded March 19, 1768, per Solomon Whitman, Registrar