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Indenture, 1762:  William Davis Buys Out His Siblings
Source:  Kirk Bentley Barb.  1971.  "Extract from Genealogy of Jefferson Davis."  Appendix III, pp. 488-508, in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840.  Haskell M. Monroe, Jr., & James T. McIntosh, eds.  Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge.

This indenture is of a transaction through which William Davis bought out the interests of his siblings in real estate left to them by their father, Evan Davis, Sr. (great-grandfather of Jefferson Davis, President CSA).

Genealogical Summary

William Davis, eldest son of Evan & Mary Davis
Joseph Davis, son of Evan & Mary Davis
Hannah Davis, daughter of Evan & Mary Davis (wife of Jacob Dubre, Jr.)
Jacob Dubre, Jr., husband of Hannah Davis
Martha (__?__) Davis, widow of Samuel Davis, son of Evan & Mary Davis

Date signed: 1 Oct 1762
Witnesses:  Stephen Reeves, Paul Isaac Voto
Recorded:  Record of Deeds, Book H, XXI, pp. 166-171 (Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia Co., PA).


This indenture Made the first Day of October in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Two Between Joseph Davis of Broad River in the Colony of South Carolina Carpenter Jacob Dubre Junr. of the Northern Liberties of the City of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania Yeoman and Hannah his Wife (the said Joseph and Hannah being Two of the Children of Evan Davis late of the said City, Carter, deceased by Mary his Wife also deceased) and Martha Davis of the said City Widow (she being the Widow and Devisee of the Real and Personal Estate late of Samuel Davis deceased another of the Sons of the said deceased Evan Davis and Mary his Wife) of the one 

part, and William Davis of the said City of Philadelphia, Skinner, (the Eldest Son of the said deceased Evan and Mary Davis) of the other part...

Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Joseph Davis, Jacob Dubre and Hannah his Wife, and Martha Davis for and in Consideration of the Sum of One Hundred and forty Pounds One Shilling lawful Money of Pennsylvania unto them well and truly paid by the said William Davis... Do Grant bargain sell assign set over remise release and confirm unto the said William Davis ... his Heirs and Assigns forever ... the Aforesaid several Lots or pieces of Ground ... and Appurtenances ... To the only proper Use and Behoof of the said William Davis... And the said Joseph Davis for him and his Heirs The said Jacob Dubre for him and his Heirs and for the said Hannah hs Wife and her Heirs And the said Martha Davis for her and her Heirs severally and respectively do hereby covenant to and with the said William Davis his Heirs and Assigns That they ... the said Joseph Davis, Jacob Dubre and Hannah his Wife and Martha Davis and their Heirs respectively And Against all and every other Person and Persons whatsoever lawfully Claiming or to Claim by form or Under them or any of them shall and will Warrant and forever Defend by these Presents. In Witness whereof the said Parties to these presents have Interchangeably set their Hands and Seals hereunto Dated the Day and Year first above written....

Joseph Davis (S)[eal]
Jacob Dubre (S)[eal]
Hannah [her H mark] Dubre (S)[eal]
Martha Davis (S)[eal] . . .

Witness Present at Signing. Stephen Reeves, Paul Isaac Voto.

Family Group Sheets

Evan DAVIS, Sr. & Mary __?__

William DAVIS & Christiana __?__

Joseph DAVIS

Jacob DUBRE & Hannah DAVIS

Samuel DAVIS & Martha __?__

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