This Indenture made the twenty ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy four Between James Tamplin of the County of Sussex on Delaware of the one part and Thomas Burbbyge of Worcester county in the Province of Maryland of the other Part Witnesseth that whereas there is a certain tract of land lying and being the county of Sussex afsd in Indian River Hundred and on the south west side of Law Bridge in a neck called Rosemerry neck Beginning at a post standing near the said bridge and running from thence north twenty eight degrees west one hundred and seventy eight perches to a red oak from thence south twenty four and a half degrees west about two hundred and eighty perches then south forty five degrees east eighty three perches to a white oak then north fifty four and a half degrees east one hundred and twenty six perches to the place of beginning which said tract of land is part of the estate of Robert West who by his last will left the same to his son Solomon West who conveyed the _______to a certain George Chambers and the said George Chambers conveyed the same to John Tamplin and the said John Tamplin dying it became the property of Richard Tamplin father of the afsd James Tamplin and whereas there is one other tract of land situated lying and marring in the county of Sussex afsd and the afsd neck. Beginning at a corner white oak standing near the said corner of the above cited tract and running from thence north forty six and a half degrees west ninety perches to a post from thence south forty three and a half degrees west eighty nine perches to a post thence south forty six and a half degrees east ninety perches to a post then will a straight line to the first bounder. Which said tract of land is Part of a larger tract of land granted to a certain Samuel Blundel and the said Samuel Blundel dying it became the property of his son James Blundel who assigned over the said warrant to the said Richard Tamplin father of the afsd James Tamplin which two tracts of land contain and is laid of for one hundred and seventy five acres and the afsd Richard Tamplin dying Intestate the afsd James Tamplin petitioned the Court of Orphans for the County of Sussex afsd to grant an order to divide the lands of the afsd Richard Tamplin among his heirs according to law which petition the said Court was Pleas to grant and appointed five freeholders to go on the said lands and make return of their so doing according to law which five freeholders did return that the lands of the said Richard Tamplin would not bear dividing among the several heirs of the said Richard Tamplin without marring and spoiling the whole whereupon the said court decíd thence of the five freeholders to value the said lands and make return of such valuation to the said court which wherein being made and accepted by the said court the said James Tamplin appeared in open court and did accept the same at the valuation thereof an by the several recited papers and records of the said court may more fully and at large appear. Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said James Tamplin for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty five pounds current money of Pennsylvania to him in hand paid by the said Thomas Burbage the receipt whereof the said James Tamplin doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold and by these present do grant bargain and sell unto him the said Thomas Burbage hie heirs and assigns all his right title interest property claims and demand of in or to the two afsd tracts of land together with all and singular the buildings improvements _____________and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining as also all the estate right title interest property claim and demand of him the said James Tamplin of in or to every part and parcel thereof.
To Have and To Hold. The two above cited tracts of land and premisses with appurtenances thereunto belonging and bargained and sold unto him the said Thomas Burbage his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behalf of him the said Thomas Burbage his heirs and assigns forever and the said James Tamplin for myself my heirs Exís and Admís all covenant and grant to and wit the said Thomas Burbage his heirs Excís and Admís and assigns that I the said James Tamplin the said two tracts of land with the appurtenances against a lawful claim or claims of me the said James Tamplin my heirs Exís & Admís and assigns and all manner of persons whatsoever claiming or the claim from by or under me them or any of them to the said Thomas Burbage his heirs and assigns to be Holden of the Chief Lord or Lords of the thereof shall and forever will warrant and defend . In Testimony whereof the said James Tamplin have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year first above written.
James Tamplin (Seal)
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Jermiah Joseph (his mark)
Sussex County: At a Court of Common Pleas held at Lewes in and for the county of Sussex on Delaware the twenty ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy four the within deed of sale was acknowledge in due form of a lawful and unto the parties therein Named.
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