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|Title||Know all men by these presents that I Nathan Saintjohn of Ridgefield... for and upon consideration of five acres of land granted to me by ye proprietors of Ridgefield [manuscript]: deed, 1721/22, Feb. 17|
|Author||St. John, Nathan (1692-1749)|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Document Type||Official Record|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Deed, Feb. 17, 1721/22, from Nathan St. John to the proprietors of Ridgefield, Conn., restoring to the town over six acres of land "which over and above my right was laid out unto me in ye first ten acre division." In return St. John was granted five acres in the "Additional Division So Called." The deed is signed and sealed by "Nathan Stjohn," is witnessed by Thomas Hauley and Ebenezer Smith, is acknowledged by Richard Osburn (justice), and is recorded (on verso) by Thos. Hauley (register).|
|Places||Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States|
|Keywords||land grant, deed, landowner, property, British North America, law|
|Theme||American Indians and the European Powers|
Ridgefield, Conn., public official and son of Matthias St. John, one of the original proprietors of the town. In February, 1716/17, Matthias St. John deeded to his son all his right to land in the town. Subsequently, Nathan St. John became a large landholder, having also received several additional grants from the proprietors.
Endorsement on verso: Nathan Saintjohn Deed to the Proprietors.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT oversize Ayer MS 226|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|