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Indenture, 1767, between William Davis and Reuben Haines
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. 

William Davis here sells to Reuben Haines the land in which he had purchased the interests of his siblings back in 1762 (see indenture).   [Broken into paragraphs for improved readability.] 

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This Indenture made the Twenty fifth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty seven Between William Davis of the City of Philadelphia, Skinner, and Christian his Wife of the one part and Reuben Haines of the said City, Brewer, of the other part.

Whereas in and by a certain Indenture bearing date the fifth day of October One thousand seven hundred and sixty two made between ... [the] Overseers of the Public School Founded by Charter in the City and County of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania of the one Part and the said William Davis, Joseph Davis of Broad River in the Colony of South Carolina, Carpenter, and Jacob Dubre of the Township of the Northern Liberties in the said County of Philadelphia, Yeoman, and Hannah his Wife (The said William Davis, Joseph Davis and Hannah Dubre being the only issue of Mary Davis late of the City and County of Philadelphia Widow deceased) of the other part...

And whereas in and by a certain Indenture bearing date the first day of October One thousand seven hundred and sixty two made between the said Joseph Davis, Jacob Dubree and Hannah his Wife and Martha Davis of the said City, Widow (she being the Widow and devisee of the real and personal Estate of Samuel Davis deceeased, another of the sons of the said deceased Evan Davis and Mary, his Wife) of the one part and the said William Davis of the other part

They the said Joseph Davis, Jacob Dubree and Hannah his Wife and Martha Davis did (inter-alia) grant and confirm unto the said William Davis his heirs and assigns All and every the part and parts purpart and purparts Share and Shares and dividend whatsoever of them the said Joseph Davis, Jacob Dubree and Hannah his Wife and Martha Davis of in and to the aforesaid Messuage Lot or piece of ground and premises and all their Estate and Estates property claim and demand of in and to the said Messuage Lot or piece of ground and premises Together with the appurtances To hold to him the said William Davis his heirs and assigns forever as in and by the said recited Indenture recorded at Philadelphia in Book H, vol. 21, page 166 &ca at Large appears

Now this indenture Witnesseth that the said William Davis and Christian his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania ... Have granted bargained sold released and confirmed ... unto the said Reuben Haines his heirs and assignes forever All that the aforesaid Messuage and described Lot or pirece of ground ...

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,

William Davis (seal)
Christian Davis (seal) ....

Family Group Sheets

Evan DAVIS, Sr. & Mary __?__

William DAVIS & Christiana __?__

Joseph DAVIS

Jacob DUBRE & Hannah DAVIS

Samuel DAVIS & Martha __?__


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