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SAMUEL SPARROW ~ 
18TH-CENTURY CAPE BRETON ISLAND 

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          This Indenture made the Twenty fifth Day of September in the Twenty Seventh Year of the Reign of King George the Third, and in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Seven, between Samuel Sparrow of Sydney in The Island of Cape Breton Esquire of the one part and Colin Frasier of the same place Labourer of the other part, ~ Witnesseth that the said Samuel Sparrow for and in Consideration of the Sum of Sixty Pounds Current Money of Nova Scotia to him the said Samuel Sparrow in hand well and truly paid at or before the Sealing and delivery of these Presents, the Receipt whereof the said Samuel Sparrow doth hereby Acknowledge and thereof and there from and from every part and parcel thereof, doth acquit and release and exonerate and forever discharge the said Colin Frasier his Heirs, Executors and Administrators and every of them by these Presents, hath Granted Bargained and sold aliened released and Confirmed and by these Presents doth Grant Bargain Sell alien release and Confirm unto the said Colin Frasier, in his actual Possession now being by Virtue of a Bargain and sale to him thereof made of one whole year by Indenture bearing date the Day next before the Day of the date of these Presents and by force of the Statute made for the Transferring of uses into Possession and to his Heirs and Assigns all that Messuage and Lot of Land situate lying and being in the Town of Sydney and known and distinguished by Lot No. 27 in North Charlotte Street being the corner of Amelia Street in the said Town of Sydney together with all Houses out Houses, Gardens Water Courses easements Profits Commodities advantages emoluments, and heriditaments whatsoever to the said Messuage and Lot belonging or in any wise appertaining or which to any with the, same now are or at any Times heretofore have been held used occupied taken or known as part or parcel thereof or of any part thereof, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders rents Issues and Profits of all and Singular the said Colin Frasier and every part and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances and also all the Estate right, property, Title Interest claim and [de?] whatsoever in Law or Equity of him the said Samuel Sparrow of in and to all and Singular the said Premises above mentioned and of in and to every part and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances and also all Deeds Evidences and Writings touching and Concerning the said Premises. To have and to hold all and Singular the said Messuages or Tenements Land and Premises above and by these presents released and Confirmed and every part and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances unto the said Colin Frasier his Heirs and Assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Colin Frasier, his Heirs and assigns forever, and to and for no other use intend or purpose whatever. And the said Samuel Sparrow his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth covenant and agree to and with thee said Colin Frasier his Heirs and Assigns that he the said Samuel Sparrow now is the true and lawfull owner of all and Singular the said Messuage and Lot of Land, heriditaments and Premises above mentioned and of every part and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances and also that the said Samuel Sparrow hath Good right and full power and Sufficient Authority in Law to Grant release convey and confirm all and Singular the said Messuages and Lot heriditaments and Premises above granted and released with the Appurtenances unto the said Colin Frasier his Heirs and assigns to the only proper use and Behoof of the said Colin Frasier his heirs and Assigns forever according to the intent and meaning of these Presents, and also that the said Colin Frasier his Heirs and Assigns shall and may at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold occupy and enjoy all and Singular the said Messuage and Lot of Land and hereditaments and Premises aforesaid with the appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof without the lawful let Suit hindrance or disturbance of him the said Samuel Sparrow his Heirs and Assigns or of any other Person or Persons Claiming or to Claim by from or under him or any them and that [?] and discharged or otherwise well and sufficiently saved kept [?] and indemnified of from and against all [?] and other Gifts Grants leases Morgages entails fines amercements Bonds Anuities, Writings Obligatory Statutes and of and from all other Charges rights Titles Troubles and incumbrances whatsoever had made done or suffered by the said Samuel Sparrow or his Heirs or any other Person or Persons lawfully Claiming or to Claim by from or under him them or any of them, And further that the said Samuel Sparrow his Heirs and all and every Person or Persons and his and their Heirs having or lawfully Claiming any Estate right Title Interest of in or to the said premises in and by these Presents released and Confirmed or any part thereof by from or under them, shall and will from Time to Time and all Times hereafter upon the reasonable request and at the Cost and Charges in Law of the said Colin Frasier his Heirs or Assign make do Seal and Execute or cause or promise to be done Sealed and Executed and all every such Grant lease or other fair and reasonable Act and Acts, thing and things device and devices Conveyance and Conveyances Assurance and Assurances-in law whatsoever for the further and more perfect granting Conveying releasing and confirming all and Singular the Premises aforesaid with the Appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Colin Frasier his heirs and assigns for ever as aforesaid as by the said Colin Frasier his heirs or Assigns shall reasonably advise
           In witness whereof the parties have hereto these Presents interchangeable set theirs Hands and Seals the Day and year first above written.

                                                                                                    Saml Sparrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Sealed and delivered
in the presence of                                                                         his
            D. Taitt                                                                  Colin  X  Frasier
        Margaret McCarthy                                                            Mark

[Source: NSARM, MG 10, Volume 24, Number 3 [2 items], September 25, 1787, photocopies [NSARM, Vert Mss File, Sparrow, Indenture, September 25, 1787]]

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