Amanuensis Monday — 1760 Deed of Norman Sever Buying Land in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts from Edward Raymond

 This week’s doc for transcription is the 1760 land deed file for Norman Sever, husbandman of Sudbury shopping for 100 acres of land in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts from Edward Raymond for 120 kilos lawful cash.

[Worcester County, Mass. Deeds – Volume 47, Page 97]:

The transcription of this deed is (beginning on the prime of the left-hand web page of the picture):

To all folks to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting.
Know Ye, That I Edward Raymond of Shrewsbury in y’e County of Worcester
In his Majesty’s province of y’e Massachusetts Bay in New England Gent’n
For and in Consideration of the Sum of 100 & twenty pound lawfull mony
to me in Hand earlier than the Ensealing hereof, properly and actually paid by Norman Sever of Sudbury
within the County of Middlesex & province abovesaid husbandman
the Receipt the place I do hereby acknowledge, and myself therewith totally happy
and contented; and thereof, and of each Half and Parcel thereof, do exonerate, acquit and discharge
him the stated Norman Sever his
Heirs, Executors and Directors, without end by these Presents: Have given, granted, bargained, bought,
aliened, conveyed and confirmed; and by these Presents, do freely, totally and completely give, grant,
bartgain, promote, aliene, convey and make sure, unto him the stated Norman Sever his
 Heirs and Assigns without end, a Sure tract
of Land situate mendacity and being in Shrewsbury aboves’d containing 100 acres of
consisting of Improved and Unimproved with an previous home in the identical & bounded as
follows viz’t begining at a pitch pine tree marked with Letters M the north East nook
thence Southerly by Land of Isaac Temple & 190 Rod thence Westerly About 115
Rods to land of M’r Gould thence Northerly by M’r Gould’s land about 175 Rods to a tree
Marked the Northwesterly Nook of stated premises thence Easterly by land of stated
Temple 75 Rods to the pine tree first talked about or nevertheless in any other case butted or Re-
puted to be butted or bounded.

To have and to carry the stated granted and bargained Premises, with all of the Appur-
tenances, Privileges and Commodities to the identical belonging, or in any smart appertaining to him
the stated Norman Sever his
Heirs and Assigns without end.  To his and their solely correct Use, Profit and Behoof without end.
And I the stated Edward Raymond
for my Heirs, Executors and /directors, do covenant, promise and grant to and with
him the stated Norman Sever his
Heirs and Assigns, that earlier than the Ensealing hereof, I’m the true, sole and lawful Proprietor of the
above bargained Premises, and am lawfully seized and possessed of the identical in my very own correct
Proper, as an excellent, good and absolute Property of Inheritance in Payment Easy: And have in my self
good proper, full Energy and lawful Authority, to grant, cut price, promote, convey and make sure stated bargained
Premises in Method as aforesaid: And that the stated Norman Sever his
Heirs and Assigns, shall and will from Time to Time, and in any respect Occasions
without end hereafter, by Pressure and Advantage of those Presents, lawfully, peaceably and quietly Have, Maintain,
Use, Occupy, Possess and Benefit from the stated demised and bargained Premises, with the Appurtenances, free
and clear, and freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated and discharged of, from all and all Method of
former or different Items, Grants, Bargains, Gross sales, Leases, Mortgages, Wills, Entails, Jointures, Dowries,
Judgments, Executions or Incumbrances of what Identify or Nature soever, that may in any
Measure or Diploma hinder or make void this current Deed.

Moreover, I the stated Edward Raymon for my fellow Heirs,
Executors and Directors, do Covenant and Have interaction the above demised Premises to him the stated
Norman Sever his Heirs and Assigns,
towards the lawful Claims or Calls for of any Particular person or Individuals in any respect, without end hereafter to
Warrant, Safe and Defend by these Presents.  In Witness Whereof I y’e s’d Edward Raymond
have hereunto set my hand & seal Dated the 15’th day of Septem’r AD 1760 & within the 34’h
yr of His Majestys Reign &c      Edward Raymond  {seal}  Mary Raymond  {seal}
Signed Sealed and delivered In presence of Joseph Tower & M’r Goodenow
Worcester ss Could 21, 1762 M’r Edward Raymond Acknowledged the inside Instrument to
be his Act & Deed Coram J. Chandler Jus’e Pac’m  Entered from y’e Originall Deed Rec’d
Could 24 1762 & Examination’d    pr John Chandler Regr.

The supply quotation for this land file is:

“Massachusetts, Land Data, 1620-1986,” digital photographs, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 October 2021), Worcester County, “Deeds 1762-1764, vol. 47-48,” Quantity 47, Web page 97 (picture 61 of 656), deed of Edward Raymond to Norman Sever, executed 15 September 1760, recorded 24 Could 1762; citing unique data in County Courthouses, and on FHL Microfilms.

This deed is for 100 acres of land in Shrewsbury, with an previous home, that Edward Raymond bought to Norman Sever for 120 kilos lawful cash.

Norman Sever (1734-1787) was the son of Robert and Eunice (Rayment) Sever of Sudbury and Westminster, Massachusetts.  He married Sarah Learn (1736-1809) on 14 March 1755 in Sudbury, and so they had 13 kids.  Norman and Sarah (Learn) Sever are my fifth great-grandparents by means of thier son Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816).


NOTE: Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the wonderful TransylvanianDutch weblog) began a Monday weblog theme years in the past referred to as “Amanuensis Monday.” John provides 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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