Companion to “Busy as a Green Nailer.”
[GRANTOR: Benjamin Callender of Medfield, Massachusetts, silvesmith; GRANTEE: Newport & Warrick Green, nailers; original transaction, April 29, 1782; 104 pounds, ten shillings; emphasis added by editor, Susan Elliott]
Know all men by there presents that I Benjamin Callender of Medfield in the County of Suffolk & Commonwealth of the Massachusetts Silversmith in consideration of the sum of one hundred and four pounds ten shillings [104/10/0] to me in hand paid before the delivery hereof, by Newport Green & Warrick Green both of Medfield aforesd Nailers the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have given, granted, bargained and sold, and do by these presents give, grant bargain, sell and convey unto them the said Newport Green his heirs and assigns forever, the one half of a certain parcel or messuage [A dwelling house with outbuildings and land assigned to its use] and the one half of a dwelling house thereon, and the othr half to Warrick Green his heirs and assigns forever of a certain parcel or messuage of land and one half of a dwelling house thereon, the abovesaid parcel of land lying in the Town of Medfield aforesd the whole parcel containing by estimation one acre to be the same more or less with a dwelling house thereon and bounded as follow, Southward on the Country road, Eastward on land left for a burial yard and on land of William Peters on all parts else and is now staked out ~ To have & to hold the said granted and bargained premises together with all their appurtenances, to them the said Newport Green & Warrick Green and to each of their heirs and assigns forever, and I the said Benjamin Calender for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators do hereby covenant to and with the said Newport Green and Warrick Green & each of their heirs that at the sealing hereof I am the lawful owner of said Granted premises with their appurtenances, and stand? seized thereof in my own proper right, as a good estate in fee simple, that I have lawful right to sell the same as aforesaid, that they are free of all incumbrances whatever, and further, that I & my heirs, executors and administrators shall and will warrant and defend said granted premises unto the said Newport & Warrick Green and to each of their heirs and assigns forever, against the claims of all people ~ In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty ninth day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty two and in the sixth year of the American Independence [April 29 1782]~ Benjamin Callender & a seal ~ Elizabeth Callender & a seal ~ Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of ~ Jacob Edes ~ Jams Cary ~ Suffolk ss. October 21st 1784 then the above named Benjamin Callender signer and sealer of the above instrument acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed before Danl Perry Justice peace ~ Augt 30, 1788 Rec’ed & accordingly entered & examined ~
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“Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Z3-QGF8?cc=2106411&wc=MCB5-YPN%3A361613401%2C362225301 : 22 May 2014), Suffolk > Deeds 1788-1789 vol 162-164 > image 461 of 904; county courthouses and offices, Massachusetts.