Amanuensis Monday — 1742 Deed of Robert Sever of Framingham, Mass. Selling Land in Sudbury To Isaac Read

This week’s doc for transcription is the 1742 deed document for Robert Sever, husbandman of Framingham promoting a 4-1/4 acre parcel of meadow land in Sudbury to Isaac Learn, yeoman of Sudbury, for 120 kilos.

[Middlesex County, Mass. Deeds – Volume 45, Pages 59-60]:

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

[page 59]

All individuals to whom these Presents shall come greeting.  Know ye that I Robert Sever of
Framingham within the County of Middlesex in his Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New

[page 60]

England husbandman for and in consideration of the Sum of 100 and twenty kilos to me in
hand earlier than the ensealing hereof nicely and really paid by Isaac Learn of Sudbury within the County a-
foresaid yeoman the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and my self therewith absolutely happy and
contented and thereof and of each half and parcel thereof do exonerate acquit and discharge him the stated
Isaac Learn his heirs executors and directors ceaselessly by these presents have given granted bargained
offered aliened conveyed and confirmed unto him the stated Isaac Learn his heirs and assigns ceaselessly a
sure peice or parcel of meadow floor situate mendacity and being in stated Sudbury and on the westerly
facet of stated Sudbury river containing by estimation 4 acres and 1 / 4 be the identical extra or
much less butted and bounded as follows viz’t.  Starting on the Southeasterly nook of stated premises at an Elm
tree at a Brook operating thence Northerly to a white oak and from thence Westerly to a stake & stones
and from thence Southerly to a heap of stones and from thence Easterly to the Elm tree whereby first
begun bounded Easterly by Elisha How, northerly by Paul Brintnal, Westerly by Nathan Goodenow
and Josiah Richardson, Southerly by stated Brook.  To have and to carry the stated granted and
bargained premises with all of the appurtenances privileges and commodities to the identical belonging or in any smart ap-
pertaining to him the stated Isaac Learn and to his heirs and assigns ceaselessly to his and their solely correct
use profit and behoof ceaselessly and I the stated Robert Sever for my self my heirs executors and
directors do covenant promise and grant to and with the stated Isaac Learn his heirs & assigns
that earlier than the ensealing hereof I’m the only real and lawful proprietor of the above bargained premises and
am lawfully seized and possessed of the identical in my very own correct proper as a very good excellent and abso-
lute property of inheritance in payment easy and have in myself good proper full energy and lawful au-
thority to grant cut price promote convey and make sure stated bargained premises in method as aforesaid and
that the stated Isaac Learn his heirs and assigns shall and should every now and then and always fore-
ver hereafter by drive and vertue of those presents lawfully peaceably and quietly have maintain use occupy
and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged of from all and all method of former or o-
ther presents grants bargains gross sales causes mortgages wills entails jointures dowries judgments executions or
incumbrances of what identify or nature soever which may in any measure or diploma hinder or make
void this current deed.  Moreover I the stated Robert Sever for my self my heirs executors and admin-
istrators do covenant and have interaction the above demised premises to him the stated Isaac Learn his
heirs and assigns towards the lawful claims or calls for of any particular person or individuals in anyway for-
ever hereafter to warrant safe and defend by these presents dated at Sudbury the nineteenth
of April AD 1742 and within the fourteenth yr of his Majesty’s Reign.  Robert Sever and Seal.
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of Joseph Hemenway Josiah Browne  Middlesex ss April
6 1743  Robert Sever abovenamed personally showing acknowledged this Instrument to be his act
and Deed.                                                                  Earlier than me Jos. Buckminster Justice of Peace
Middsc  Camb.  February 25 1744  Rec’d and entred by Fra. Foxcroft Reg’r

The supply quotation for this land document is:

“Massachusetts, Land Information, 1620-1986,” digital photos, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 November 2021), Middlesex County, “Deeds 1744-1748, vol. 45-46,” Quantity 45, Pages 59-60 (photos 44-45 of  725), deed of Robert Sever to Isaac Learn, executed 19 April 1742, recorded 25 February 1744; citing unique data in County Courthouses, and on FHL Microfilms.

This deed is for a tract of 4-1/4 acres of meadow land in Sudbury offered by Robert Sever to Isaac Learn for 120 kilos.  The land was on the west facet of Sudbury river and alongside a brook.

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 kids.  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 affords this definition for “amanuensis:”

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

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

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