Amanuensis Monday — 1740 Mortgage Deed of Robert and Eunice Sever of Framingham, Mass. Selling Land to Directors of the Manufactory Company

 This week’s doc for transcription is the 1740 mortgage deed file for Robert Sever, bricklayer, and his spouse Eunice Sever of Framingham promoting a 100 acre parcel of land in Framingham and a 5 acre tract of meadow land in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to the Administrators of the Manufactory Firm for 75 kilos.

[Middlesex County, Mass. Deeds – Volume 42, Page 79]:  

[Middlesex County, Mass. Deeds – Volume 42, Page 80]:

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

[page 79]

To all Individuals to whom these Presents shall come Robert
Sever of Framingham within the County of Middlesex within the Province of the Mas-
sachusetts Bay in New England Bricklayer and Eunice his spouse ship Greet-
ing.  Know ye that the stated Robert Sever and Eunice his spouse in consideration
of Seventy 5 kilos in payments of Credit score referred to as Manufactory payments at the present time rec-
eived of Robert Auchmuty of Roxbury Esq’r Samuel Adams and William Stod-
dard of Boston, Esqrs Peter Chardon of Boston service provider Samuel Watts of Chelsea
Esq’rs all within the County of Suffolk George Leonard of Norton within the County of
Bristol Esq’r Rboert Hale of Beverly Esq’r John Choate of Ipswich Esq’r and Tho-
mas Cheever of Lynn Gentleman all within the County of Essex, Administrators of the Ma-
nufactory Firm (so referred to as) by the stated Robert Sever per his share as a
Associate in stated Firm, do hereby give grant discount promote convey and make sure
to them the stated Robert Auchmuty Samuel Adams William Stoddard Peter
Chardon Samuel Watts George Leonard Robert Hale John  Choate and Thomas
Cheever all that sure peice or parcel of land situate in Framingham afore-
stated containing 100 acres bounded as follows viz’t.  starting at a white
oak tree marked being the Southeasterly Nook thence Southeasterly & bounding
Southwesterly on Hezekiah Stones land thence Northwardly and bounding Eas-
terly on Thomas Frost’s land until it involves a notched black oak the mark
being the northeasterly Nook bounded Northerly partly on land of Na-
thaniel Gibbs and partly on land of Ebenezer Boutal and James Boutal
to a nothched black oak tree marked thence Southerly and bounding westerly
on the land of John Winch to a stake and heap of stones probably the most South-
wardly nook after which turning and bounding Southwardly on the land of Chris-
topher Nixon to a white oak tree marked thence to the bounds first talked about
being Mowing Plow and Pasture land, additionally a peice of Meadow mendacity in Sudbury
in stated County of Middlesex containing 5 acres bounded Easterly on Elisha
How Westerly on cornet Joseph Parmenter northerly on Paul Brentnal Sou-
therly on Lannum Brook or nevertheless in any other case bounded or reputed to be bound-
ed along with the Rights ????? Homes outhouses Barns Edifices

[page 80]

Buildings Stonewalls Fences Methods Passages Waters Watercourses Income Privileges
Enhancements and appurtenances in anyway to the stated granted Premises belonging
or in any clever appertaining and the Remainders and Reversions of the identical.
To have and to carry the messuage Lands and Tenements aforesaid with the
appurtenances Remainders and Reversions thereof to them the stated Robert Auch-
muty Samuel Adams William Stoddard Peter Chardon Samuel Watts George
Leonard Robert Hale John Choate and Thomas Cheever their heirs and assigns
without end and the stated Robert Sever for himself his heirs Executors and Assigns
do hereby covenant with the stated Robert Auchmuty Samuel Adams Willi-
am Stoddard  Peter Chardon Samuel Watts George Leonard Robert Hale
John Choate and Thomas Cheever their heirs and assigns that he the stated Ro-
bert Sever is the only real proprietor of the Premises lawfully seized thereof in his
personal Proper as of his Inheritance freed from all Incumbrances and have good 
Riht to dispose thereof as above and the stated Robert Sever and his heirs
shall warrant and without end defend the messuage Lands and Tenements aforesaid
with the appurtenances to them the stated Robert Auchmuty Samuel Adams
William Stoddard Peter Chardon Samuel Watts George Leonard Robert Hale
John Choate and Thomas Cheever their heirs and assigns in opposition to all Individuals
in anyway Offered nonetheless that if the stated Robert Sever his heirs Ex-
ecutors or Directors shall on the expiration of yearly from this
date yearly throughout the house of twenty years pay to the stated Robert
Auchmuty Samuel Adams William Stoddard Peter Chardon Samuel Watts
George Leonard Robert Hale John Choate and Thomas Cheever ???? within the
hundred of the Principal Sum now acquired and three per Cent Curiosity for
the principal loved in Manufactory Payments as aforesaid or in merchantable Hemp
Flax Cordage Bar Iron Forged Iron Linens Copper Tanned Leather-based Flaxseed Bees-
wac Bayberry wax Sail material Canvas Nails Tallow Lumber ???? Shingles
Staves Hoops white pine boards white oak Planks white oak Board & Ship
timbers Barrel ???? Barrel Forks oil whale bone or Wire wooden of the Manu-
factures or Product of the Province foresaid or Logwood at such Costs because the
Administrators shall Choose they payd for in lawful cash at six shillings and eight
pence per ounce with one per Cent advance thereon on the respective occasions of
Fee then this Deed to be void or partly or unperformed by the Span of
one month after the time above set for it then to stay in full drive and
vertue.  In witness whereof the stated Robert Sever and Eunice his spouse
have hereunto set their palms and seals this ninth day of September anno-
Domini one thousand seven hundred and forty and within the fourteenth 12 months
of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God
King et’c.  Robert Sever and seal  Eunice Sever her mark + and seal.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Meh’e Foxcroft Fra. Foxcroft
Acquired the day and 12 months final abovewritten.  The sum of Seventy 5 kilos
being the complete consideration talked about within the foregoing Instrument by me
Robert Sever.  Midd’sx Camb. Oct’o 22 1740 Robert and Eunice Sever person-
ally showing owned this Instrument to be their voluntary act and Deed.
                                                            earlier than me Fra’s Foxcroft JPac’e
Midds’x Camb. Oct’o 22 1740  Rec’d and ????? by Fra’s Foxcroft Reg’r
The supply quotation for this land file is:

“Massachusetts, Land Information, 1620-1986,” digital photos, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 20 November 2021), Middlesex County, “Deeds 1740-1743, vol. 41-42,” Quantity 42, Pages 89-90 (photos 430-431 of  768), deed of Robert and Eunice Sever to Robert Auchmuty et al, executed 9 September 1740, recorded 22 October 1740; citing authentic data in County Courthouses, and on FHL Microfilms.

This deed is for a tract of 100 acres of land in Framingham and 5 acres of meadow land in Sudbury, Middlesex County  that Robert Sever acquired by inheritance (executed 9 September 1740 and  recorded on 22 October 1740).  This can be a mortgage deed whereby Robert Sever agrees to pay again the principal of 75 kilos with curiosity over 20 years to the Administrators of the Manufactory Firm in Massachusetts.  Robert may make the mortgage funds in a wide range of merchandise.  

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 means of their son Norman Seaver (1734-1787).

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

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

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