Amanuensis Monday — 1740 Deed of Joseph Sever Giving Land in Sudbury, Massachusetts to son Robert Sever

  This week’s doc for transcription is the 1740 land deed file for Joseph Sever, yeoman of Framingham, promoting a 5 acre tract of meadow land in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Robert Sever, husbandman of Framingham for fatherly love and affection.

[Middesex County, Mass. Deeds – Volume 42, Page 27]:

[Middesex County, Mass. Deeds – Volume 42, Page 28]:

The transcription of this deed is (beginning in the midst of the right-hand web page of the primary picture):

[page 27]

To all Folks to whom these Presents shall come Greeting
Know ye that I Joseph Sever of Framingham within the County of
Middlesex inside his Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay
in New England Yeoman for a lot of good causes and Issues, in a
at current shifting thereunto and Particularly for and in consideration
of the fatherly Love and affection which I’ve and do bear unto
my wellbeloved Son Robert Sever of the abovesaid City and County
husbandman, have given, granted aliened conveyed and confirmed and
by these presents do freely absolutely and completely give grant aliene con-
vey and make sure unto him the stated Robert Sever his heirs Executors
Adminstrators and assigns ceaselessly a sure parcel of Meadow Floor
Situate Mendacity and being in Sudbury within the County as Province abovesaid
and on the Brook known as West Brook containing by Estimation 5 Acres
be the identical kind of and butted and bounded as follows viz’t.  be-
ginning on the Southeast Nook which is an Elm tree marked Stand-
ing by stated West brook from thence runing westerly on or by stated Brook
to a rail fence (the bounds between the stated peice of meadow and
meadow in possession of Corn’t Joseph Parmenter) runing from stated
Brook northerly to a stake and stones being an outdated fence the bounds be-
tween the stated meadow and land in possession of Paul Brintnal run-
ing Easterly on stated outdated fence to a swamp white oak marked the North-
Easterly Nook from thence operating Southerly on or by a fence (the bounds
between the stated piece of meadow and meadow in possession of Elisha
How) to the abovesaid Elm Tree, the Southeasterly Nook of nevertheless different
clever butted or bounded or reputed to be bounded (the stated peice of meadow
I worth as I esteem at 100 and fifty kilos in payments of Credit score
outdated Tenor) To have and to carry the abovegiven and granted Premises
with all of the appurtenances Privileges and Commodities to the identical
belonging or in any clever appertaining to him the stated Robert Sever
his heirs and assigns ceaselessly to his and their solely correct use Profit
and behoof ceaselessly and I the stated Joseph Sever all and singular
the premises with the appertaining and privileges to the identical belong-
ing or in any clever appertaining to him the stated Robert Sever his heirs
and assigned in opposition to the lawful Claims  or Calls for of any individual or
individuals by any means to warrant ?????? and defend ceaselessly by these

[page 28]

Presents  Moreover I the stated Joseph Sever by and upon the signing
Sealing and supply of those presents have put the stated Robert Sever
in quiet and peaceful possession of the herby given and granted
Premises.  In witness whereof I the stated Joseph Sever have hereunto
set my hand and seal dated the 20 th day of October annoque
Dom’i one thousand seven hundred forty and within the fourteenth yr
of his Majesty’ Reign George the Second by the Grace of God of Nice
Britain France and Eire King Defender of the Religion ???? Joseph
Sever and Seal.  Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Ephraim Curtis
Samuel Curtis   Middlesex ss Sudbury October y’e 20 1740.  The above subscriber
Joseph Sever personally showing acknowledged the above and afore
written Instrument to be his free and voluntary act and Deed.
                                        earlier than me Ephraim Curtis  Justice of Peace.
Midd’x  Camb. Octo. 20 1740 Rec’d and entered by Fra’s Foxcoft Reg’r

The supply quotation for this land file is:

“Massachusetts, Land Data, 1620-1986,” digital photos, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 November 2021), Middlesex County, “Deeds 1740-1743, vol. 41-42,” Quantity 42, Pages 27-28 (photos 404-405 of  768), deed of  Joseph Sever to Robert Sever, executed 20 October 1740, recorded 20 October 1740; citing unique information in County Courthouses, and on FHL Microfilms.

This deed is for a tract of 5 acres of meadow land in Sudbury, Middlesex County  that Joseph Sever, yeoman of Framingham, gave to his son Robert Sever of Framingham for fatherly love and affection on 20 October 1740 (and recorded on 20 October 1740).  The land was valued at 150 kilos Previous Tenor.

Robert Sever (1702-1752) was the son of Joseph and Mary (Learn) Sever of Framingham,  Massachusetts.  He married Eunice Rayment (1707-1772) on 2 September 1726 in Boston, they usually had 9 youngsters.  Robert and Eunice (Rayment) Sever are my sixth great-grandparents by their son Norman Seaver (1734-1787).


NOTE: Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the wonderful TransylvanianDutch weblog) began a Monday weblog theme years in the past known as “Amanuensis Monday.” John presents this definition for “amanuensis:”

“An individual employed to jot down what one other dictates or to repeat what has been written by one other.”

Learn different transcriptions for information of my ancestors at Amanuensis Monday Posts.

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