Mortgage: James E. Starbird to Lemuel Dunham, 24 Mar. 1860


Know all Men by these Presents,

That James E. Starbird of Hartford in the County of Oxford and State of Maine in consideration of the sum of two hundred & fifty dollars paid by Lemuel Dunham of Hartford in the County of Oxford and State of Maine the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, 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 as follows, to wit Westerly by a line drawn north & south from a stake & 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 to wit Beginning at the south east corner of land owned by Robert Bates & then east about forty rods to a stake and stones standing near an old cosway Bridge, thence south untill it strikes land formally [sic] owned by Benjamin Ellis thence west on the lot line untill it strikes land formally [sic] sold to Robert Bates, Jr thence north to the first mentioned bounds containing thirty acres be the same more or less

To have and to hold the aforegranted and bargained Premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof, to the said Lemuel Dunham his heirs and assigns, to his & their use and behoof forever. And I do covenant with the said Lemuel Dunham his heirs and assigns, that I am lawfully seized in fee of the Premises ; they are free of all incumbrances ; that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Lemuel Dunham to hold as aforesaid. And that I 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.

Provided Nevertheless, That if the said James E. Starbird his heirs, executors, or administrators pay to the said Lemuel Dunham his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, the sum of two hundred & fifty dollars as follows Fifty dollars in one year with interest Fifty dollars in two with interest Fifty dollars in three year with interest Fifty dollars in four year with interest Fifty dollars in five years with interest then this Deed as also Five certain Note bearing even date with these presents, given by the said James E. Starbird to the said Lemuel Dunham to pay the sum and interest at the time aforesaid, shall be both void, otherwise shall remain in full force.

In witness whereof, I the said James E. Starbird have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty

James E. Starbird [Seal]

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
Isaac Strickland

Androscoggin SS. March 24 1860 Then personally appeared the above named James E. Starbird and acknowledged the above instrument to be his free act and deed.

Before me,
Isaac Strickland Justice of the Peace.

[Recorded 23 Apr. 1860, Oxford County (Me.) Deeds (Eastern District), Book 120, Page 174.]

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