Samuel Rowland & Alice his wife

Deed William Jefferess from Saml. Rowland & uxor. This Indenture made 25 November 1783 Between Samuel Rowland and Alice his wife, Sussex & William Jefferess Carpenter Witnesseth: That whereas there is a certain tract piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Sussex and in White Oak Neck part of a larger tract originally granted by pattent to Henry Harmon and became the property of William Allen Esq., Philad. and by a deed of sale conveyed the land to the executors of Samuel Rowland decd. and after division made among the several heirs of Samuel Rowland decd. became the property of the present Samuel Rowland party to these presents: NOW this Indenture further witnesseth that the said Samuel Rowland and Alice his wife for and in consideration of the sum of 30 pounds of good and lawful money of the Delaware State to him in hand paid by the afsd William Jefferess [receipt ack] … William Jefferess his heirs executors … forever 2 acres and 10 square perches of land part of a larger tract aforementioned butted and bounded as follows – viz: BEGINNING at a corner post at the western most corner of the Friends Meeting House land (edge of page darkened) thence with the same south 47 degrees east 18p to a corner near the Mill Pond thence with the same (illegible) over to image 381 (folio 242) ? degrees west 10p to a small Prong proceeding out of the Mill Pond thence with the same north 47 degrees west 24p to a corner post near the middle of the said Prong, thence north 43 degrees east 20p to a post in the woods, thence south 47 degrees east nine & three quarter perches to a post in the line of the Meeting House land, thence with the same south 43 degrees west 7p to the first beginning bounder post containing and laid out for 2a. and 10p. of land TO HAVE and to hold … Sgd Samuel Rowland Alice Rowland Wit. James Martin Stephen Warrington 26 Nov 1783 Alice Rowland examined separately from husband; signs of her own free will. Ack. at an adjourned COurt at Lewes 27 Nov. 1783.

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