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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)
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
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information

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