Know all Men by these Presents, That
James Starbird of Hartford County of Oxford and State of Maine,
in consideration of the sum of seven hundred dollars,
paid by Lemuel Dunham of Hartford aforesaid
the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell, and convey unto the said Lemuel Dunham, his heirs and assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land situated in said Hartford being a part of lot numbered nine in the tenth range of lots in said Hartford and bounded and described as follows Viz, Westerly by a line drawn North and South from a stake and stones standing on the North side of the road leading through said lot; On the North and South by the original lot lines. Easterly by land owned by David Mason containing fifty acres be the same more or less Also one other piece of land adjoining the land above described and bounded as follows Viz, Beginning at the southeast corner of land owned by Robert Bates in 1853, thence east about forty rods to a stake and stones standing near an old causway bridge, thence south untill it strikes land formerly owned by Benjamin Ellis, thence west on the lot line untill it strikes land formerly sold to Robert Bates, thence north to the first mentioned bounds containing thirty acres be the same more or less. The above described premises being the same sold to James E. Starbird by deed dated March twenty fourth in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty by the said Lemuel Dunham and recorded with Oxford records Book 121 Page 206 reference being had to said deed for a more particular description.
To have and to hold
the above-granted Premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said Lemuel Dunham his
heirs and assigns to his
use and behoof forever. And I
the said James Starbird
heirs, executors, and administrators, do covenant with the said Lemuel Dunham his
heirs and assigns, that I am
lawfully seized in fee of the afore-granted Premises; they are free of all incumbrances [;] that I
have a good right to sell and convey the same to the said Lemuel Dunham
as aforesaid ; and that I
will and my
heirs, executors, and administrators shall and will WARRANT AND DEFEND
the same to the said Lemuel Dunham his
heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.
In witness whereof, I
the said James Starbird and Hannah Starbird, the wife of the James Starbird in token of her relinquishment of all her right of dower in and to the above described premises in consideration of the above
have hereunto set our
this twenty ninth
day of October
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty one.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
Wm H. Atwood
SS. October 29th
. Then personally appeared the above named James Starbird
and acknowledged the above instrument to be his
free act and deed.
Before me, Nathaniel Perley
Justice of the Peace.
[Recorded 30 Oct. 1861, Oxford County (Me.) Deeds (Eastern District), Book 127, Pages 40, 41.]