William POTTER to Jonathan POTTER

To all people to whom these presents shall come I William POTTER of Richmond in the County of Washington and State of Rhode Island and Providence plantations yeoman Sendeth Greeting Know ye that for and in Consideration of one hundred and fifty dollars to me in hand allready paid by Jonathan POTTER of Richmond in the County and State aforesaid yeoman the receipt Whereof I do here by acknowledge and my Self there with fully Satistied Contented and Paid Have given granted Sold aliened Enfeoffed Conveyed and Confirmed unto him the Said Jonathan POTTER his heirs and assigns forever one Certain part or parcel of Land Situate Lying and being in Richmond Containing by Estimation fifteen acres be the Same More or Less and Bounded as followeth viz Beginning Bounded Easterly by a Highway Southerly partly by Land of Thomas LILLIBRIDGE and partly by Land of George WEBB Westerly by Land of Elisha BABCOCK Northerly by Land of John VALLET    To Have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises With all and Singular the priviledges and appurtenances to the Same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the Said Jonathan POTTER his heirs and Assigns forever to his and their use benefit and behoof forever and that the Said Jonathan POTTER his heirs Executors and Administrators Shall and may at all times by force and Virtue of these presents Peaceably and Quietly occupy posses and Enjoy the Same free and Clear of all Incumbrances    And I the Grantor do for my Self my heirs Executors and Administrators covenant and agree to and with the Said Grantee his heirs and assigns forever that at and before the Ensealing and Delivery of these presents I am Seized and Possess (sic) of the above premises and appurtenances in my own Right ___ good perfect Inheritance in fee Simple and that I have in my Self good Right full Power and Lawfull authority to Sell and Dispose of the same manner and form forever and that the Same is Clear of all Incumbrances of what name or nature forever and that I Will Warrant Secure and Defend the Same against the Lawfull Claims and demands of all and every person Whereever    In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this eighth Day of January Anno Domini 1796 and in the Twentieth year of the Independence of the United States of America

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  William POTTER
Thos G HAZARD
David POTTER Junr  

Be it Remembered that I Elisabeth POTTER wife of the said William POTTER for and in Consideration of the within Sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars in Said Deed Expressed do of my own free will and record? yield ___ Surrender my Right of Dower and power of thirds in and unto the before Granted Premises unto the Said Jonathan POTTER his heirs and assigns forever in Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and year aforesaid

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  Elisabeth POTTER (her mark)
Thomas TEFFT
Pain WAIT (his mark)  

Washington ss  At Richmond January 9th AD 1796 Personally appeared
the within Grantor William POTTER and acknowledge the within Instrument
to be his Voluntary act & Deed hand and Seal
before T? H SHELDEN Just peace


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Jonathan POTTER To George JAMES

Know all Men by these Presents that I Jonathan POTTER of Richmond in the County of Washington, in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Yeoman for and in consideration of the Sum of nine hundred Dollars to me in hand before the Insealing and Delivery hereof, Well and Truly paid by George JAMES of Richmond aforesaid Yeoman the Receipt of Which I hereby acknowledge and my self herewith fully satisfyed content and paid? and of Which the said George is hereby acquitted, have given, granted, Bargained and aliened Enfeoffed, Conveyed and Confirmed and by these Present do freely fully and absolutely give grant Bargain sell Alien Enfeoff Convey and Confirm unto him the said George JAMES his heirs and assigns one Certain Tract or Lot of Land Lying in Richmond aforesaid, Bounded as follows Easterly on Beaver River Southerly by Land of John VILLET [VALLET] Westerly by Land of Elisha BABCOCK of Elisabeth Extending Northerly the North and South Land Being Parallel so as to contain just forty acres Being bounded Northerly by Land given by the Last will of William POTTER Late of Said Richmond Deceased to Daniel POTTER & Robert POTTER with a Dwelling House Grist Mill & other Buildings there on standing With the appurtenances also one undivided Half of two ___ Lots of Land Lying in Richmond aforesaid one of Which Contains by Estimation nineteen acres be the same more or Less and is Bounded as followeth Northerly Partly by Land of Elisha BABCOCK aforesaid Partly by Land of John VALLET and Partly by Land of George JAMES Easterly on Beaver River Southerly By the afore mentioned forty acre Lot Westerly by Land of the Said Elisha BABCOCK with the appurtenances, the other of the two Last mentioned Lots Contains eleven acres be the same more or Less Bounded Northerly by Land of John VALLET Easterly on Beaver River, Southerly by Land of Thomas LILLIBRIDGE, Westerly by a Highway with the appurtenances in Which two Last mentioned Lots of Land ___ Elisabeth POTTER Widow of the Said William POTTER Deceased hath an Estate for the Term of her Natural Life also one other Lot of Land Lying in Richmond aforesaid containing by Estimation fifteen acres be the Same more or Less Bounded Northerly by Land of John VALLET Easterly by a Highway Southerly Partly by Land of Thomas LILLIBRIDGE and Partly by Land of Joseph WEBB Westerly by Land of Elisha BABCOCK With the appurtenances to him the Said George JAMES his Heirs & Assigns his and their ___ propper (sic) use Benefit and behoof forever and the aforesaid Lots or Parcels of Land are free from any Incumbrances Saving & excepting the aforesaid Elisabeth POTTER Life Estate in the Two undivided Lots ___ I the said Jonathan POTTER for myself my Heirs Executors & Administrators do Covenant Demise & grant to and with the Said George JAMES his Heirs & Assigns that before and at the Sealing & Delivery of these Present I am the true sole and Lawfull owner of the Preceding granted Premises Saving & Excepting the aforesaid Life Estate in the two undivided Lots and have in my Self good Right full Power and Lawfull Authority to grant Sell and Convey the Same the Manner aforesaid and the aforesaid granted Premises with the appurtenances to him the Said George JAMES his Heirs and assigns saving & Excepting the aforesaid Life Estate I the Said Jonathan POTTER for my Self my Heirs Executors & Administrators against the Lawfull Claims and Demands of any Person or Persons Will by these Presents for ever Warrant Secure and Defend And Patience POTTER Wife of the Said Jonathan for the Consideration aforesaid Doth acquit yield up and Surrender all her Right of Dower & Power of thirds of in and unto the Preceding Granted Premises unto the Said George JAMES his Heirs and assigns forever,   In Witness Whereof the Said Jonathan & Patience have hereto Set their Hands and affixed their Seals the Seventh Day of December in the 26th year of Independence in the year of our Lord one thousand eight Hundred & one the Word __gs being interlined before Signing & Sealing

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  Jonathan POTTER
John VALLET
Levi TOTTEN                                                                                        Patience POTTER (her mark)
John DYE Jr

Washington ss  At Richmond in Said County of Washington on the Seventh Day
of December AD 1801 ___ Jonathan POTTER and Patience his Wife Signers & Sealers of the
Preceding Deed of Warranty acknowledged the same to be their free and Voluntary act & Deed
before Levi TOTTEN Justice of the Peace


Recorded in Richmond
in Book No. O
Witness T TEFFT TClk
Re Recorded the 17th Day of
November AD 1812
Witness R HOXSIE T Clk


Elisabeth POTTER to George JAMES

Know all Men By these Presents that I Elisabeth POTTER of Richmond in the County of Washington widow of William POTTER Late of Said Richmond Deceased for and in consideration of the Sum one Hundred Dollars to me in hand before the Sealing and Delivery Thereof Well and Truly Paid by George JAMES of Richmond aforesaid yeoman the Receipt of Which I hereby acknowledge and That I am therewith fully Satisfyed Content & Paid? of Which the Said George is hereby acquitted Have Sold Demised Delivered & forever Quit Claimed and by these Presents do freely fully and absolutely Sell Remise Release and forever Quit Claim to him the Said George JAMES his Heirs and assigns forever, all my Right Interest Propperty (sic) Claim and Demand in and onto two certain Lots of Land Lying in Richmond aforesaid one of Which is Bounded as follows Northerly Partly By Land of Elisha BABCOCK Partly By Land of John VALLET and Partly By Land of the Said George JAMES Easterly on Beaver River Southerly by Land of the Said George this Day Purchased of Jonathan POTTER Westerly by Land of the Said Elisha BABCOCK Containing by Estimation nineteen acres be the Same more or Less With the appurtenances, the other Lot Bounded Northerly by Land of John VALLET Easterly on Beaver River Southerly by Land of Thomas LILLIBRIDGE and Westerly by a Highway Containing eleven acres be the Same more or Less With the appurtenance now in the actual Possession of the Said George JAMES   To Have and to Hold the preceding Remised Presises with the appurtenances to him the Said George JAMES his heirs and assigns forever    In Witness where of I the Said Elisabeth have here unto set my Hand and affixed by Seal the Seventh day of December in the 26th year of Independence in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and one 1801

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  Elisabeth POTTER (her mark)
John VALLET
Levi TOTTEN  
John DYE Jr

Washington ss  At Richmond in Said County of Washington on the Seventh Day
of December AD 1801 Mrs Elisabeth POTTER Signed and Sealed of the Preceding
Deed of Quit claim acknowledged the Same to be her free and Voluntary act & Deed
before Levi TOTTEN Justice of the Peace


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Daniel POTTER to George WEBB

To all people to whom these Present shall come Greeting Know ye that I Daniel POTTER of Richmond in the County of Washington and State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation yeoman for the Consideration of four hundred and thirty five Silver Dollars to me in hand before the Ensealing hereof well and truly paid by George WEBB of said Richmond yeoman the Receipt Whereof I do here by acknowledge my Self therein fully Satisfied Contented and paid and thereof and of Every part and Parcel thereof exonerate acquit and discharge the said George WEBB his heirs and Executors and Administrators forever by these presents    Have given granted bargained and sold unto the said George WEBB his Heirs and Assigns forever one Certain Tract of land Situate in said Richmond Containing forty acres Bounded Southerly by a Highway Westerly by John PHILLIPS' land Northerly partly by land of John PHILLIPS partly by land of Elisha BABCOCK and partly by land of William POTTER Easterly by the said William POTTER's land __to Exstend East so far as a parallel Line with the west line will make just forty acres    To have and to hold the said granted and bargained Premises unto him the said George WEBB his heirs and assigns to his and their proper use benefit and behoof forever and I the said Daniel POTTER for me my heirs Executors and administrators Do Covenant to and with the said George WEBB his heirs and assigns forever that a___d until the ensealing hereof I am the Sole and Lawful Owner of the said granted Premises and that I am Lawfully Seized thereof in fee Simple and that I have in my Self good Right full Power and Lawful authority To sell and dispose of the same in manner and form aforesaid and that the said George WEBB shall and may from time to time and times forever hereafter by force and virtue of these presents Have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the same free and Clear freely and Clearly acquitted and discharged of and from all manner of Incumbrances of What name or nature forever that might in any measure or degree obstruct this present Deed    And that I Will Warrant and defend the same against the Lawful Claims of all persons Whatsoever    And Sarah POTTER wife of the said Daniel POTTER for the Consideration aforesaid of her own free will doth yield and surrender up all her [Right] of Dower and Power of thirds of an unto the said granted premises unto him the said George WEBB his heirs and assigns forever    In Witness whereof We have her unto set our hands and seals the fifteeth Day of February AD 1791

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  Daniel POTTER
Simon SPRAGUE
T TEFFT                                                                                                Sarah POTTER (her mark)
Jonathan POTTER
Clark POTTER

Acknowledged the date aforesaid at Richmond afore said before
T. TEFFT Just Peace

Recorded the 18th Feby 1791     T. TEFFT T Clk


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William POTTER to Daniel POTTER

To all People to whom these presents shall Come Greeting Know ye that I William POTTER of Richmond in the County of Washington and State of Rhode Island yeoman for and in consideration of the sum of Ninety pounds Lawful money to [me] in hand paid before the Ensealing hereof well and truly paid by Daniel POTTER of Richmond aforesaid yeoman the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and my Self therewith fully satisfied Contented and paid and thereof and of every part hereof do Exonerate acquit and discharge him the said Daniel POTTER his Heirs Executors and Administrators by these present Have Given Granted bargained and sold any by these presents do fully and absolutely Give grand bargain Sell unto him the said Daniel POTTER his Heirs and Assigns forever one Certain Tract of Land in said Richmond Containing Forty acres Boundeth followeth (Viz) Southerly by a Highway Westerly by Land of John PHILLIPS Northerly Partly by Land of John PHILLIPS partly by Land of Elisha BABCOCK and partly by Land of David POTTER Easterly by the grantor a parallel Line with the ___ Line to Extend Easterly so far as to make just forty Acres    To Have and to hold the above granted and Bargained premises with all the appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the said Daniel POTTER his Heirs and Assigns to his and their only proper use benefit and behoof forever and I the said William POTTER for my Self my Heirs Executors and Administrators do Covenant and agree to and with him the said Daniel POTTER that at and untill the Ensealing hereof I am the true Sole and lawful owner of the above granted and bargained premises in my own Right ___ good perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple And Have in my Self good Right full Power and Lawful authority to barain sell and Convey the said granted and bargained premises in manner and form as above said     And that the said Daniel POTTER his Heirs and Assigns shall and may at all times forever hereafter Lawfully peaceably and Quietly Have hold use occupy posses and Enjoy the said granted and bargained premises freely and clearly acquited and discharged of and from all and all manner of other gifts Grants bargains Sales or Incumbrances of what Kind or nature soever that might in any measure or degree obstruct or make void this Present Deed    Furthermore I the Said William POTTER for my Self my Heirs Executors and Administrators do covenant and Engage the above granted and bargained premises unto him the said Daniel POTTER his Heirs and Assigns against the Lawful Claims or Demand of any person or persons Whomever To Warrant secure and defend forever by these presents     And Elisabeth the wife of the said William POTTER doth of her own free will yield and Surrender up all her Right of Dower and power of thirds of in and into the above Granted And Bargained Premises unto him the said Daniel POTTER his Heirs and Assigns forever    In Witness whereof we do hereunto set our hand and Seals this thirteenth Day of March AD 1782

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  William POTTER
Lydia TEFFT
Thomas TEFFT                                                                                      Elisabeth POTTER (her mark)
Patience BARBER
Rebekah POTTER (her mark)

Richmond 13th March AD 1782
The above subscriber William POTTER came and
Acknowledged this Deed by him Signed to
be his free act and Deed hand and Seal
Before    T TEFFT Justice of the peace


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Daniel POTTER to William POTTER

To all People to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that I Daniel POTTER of Richmond in the County of Washington and State of Rhode Island Yeoman For and in Consideration of the Sum of Ninety Pounds Lawful money to me in Hand before the Ensealing hereof well and Truly paid by William POTTER of Richmond aforesaid Yeoman the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge my self therewith fully Satisfied contented and paid and thereof and of Every part thereof Do Exonerate and acquit and Discharge him the said William POTTER his Heirs Executors and Administrators by these presents Have Given Granted, Bargained and Sold, and by these presents do fully and absolutely Give Grant Bargain and Sell unto him the said William POTTER his Heirs and Assigns forever One Certain Tract of parcell of Land Lying in Exeter in the County above said Containing Forty Acres and is Bounded as followeth (Viz) Northerly by the Ten Rod Highway Easterly by Land of Oliver SPINK Southerly by Land of Silas TERRY and Westerly by Land of the Heirs of John LEWIS Deceased However the same may otherwise [be] bounded or Reputed to be bounded    To Have and to Hold the Said Granted and bargained Premises with all the appurtenances previledges (sic) and Commodities to the Same Belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the said William POTTER his Heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use benifit (sic) & behoof forever    And I the said Daniel POTTER for my Self my Heirs Executors and Administrators Do Covenant and agree to and with him the said William POTTER that at and untill the Ensealing and Delivery hereof I am the True Sole & Lawful owner of the above Granted and Bargained premises in my own Right as good perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple and Have in my Self good right full power and Lawful authority to bargain Sell and Convey the said Granted & Bargained premises in Manner and as abovesaid     And that the said William POTTER his Heirs & assigns Shall and may from Time to Time and at all Times forever hereafter Lawfully peaceably and Quietly Have hold use Occupy possess and Enjoy the above Granted and bargained premises free and Clear freely and Clearly acquited (sic) & Discharged of and from all manner of former or other Gifts Grants bargains Sales? or Incumbrances of what kind or Nature soever that might in any measure or Degree obstruct or make Void this present Deed     Furthermore I the said Daniel POTTER for my self my Heirs Executors and Administrators Do Covenant and Engage the above granted and Bargained premises unto him the said William POTTER his Heirs and Assigns against the Lawful Claims or Demands any person or persons whatsoever to Warrant secure and Defend by these presents     And Sarah the wife of the said Daniel POTTER Doth by these presents of her own free will give yield and Surrender up all her right of Dower and power of thirds of in or unto the above granted and Bargained premises unto him the said William POTTER his Heirs and Assigns forever    In Witness whereof we Do hereunto Set our Hands and Seals this thirteenth Day of March AD 1782

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  Daniel POTTER
Lydia TEFFT
Thomas TEFFT
Patience BARBER
Rebeckah POTTER (her mark)

Richmond 13th March AD 1782
The above Subscriber Daniel POTTER Came and acknowledged
this Instrument by him Signed to be his free act and Deed Hand and Seal
before T. TEFFTJustice of the Peace

Recorded March 27, 1782
pr N GARDINER Jr T Clk


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Michael LETSON to Daniel POTTER

To all People to whome these presents shall Come Greeting & Know ye that I Michael LETSON and of Coventree in the County of Kent in the Colony of Rhode island providence Plantation in Newengland yeoman and Hannah his wife Send Greeting Know ye that they the Said michael LETSON & hannah his wife for & In consideration of the Sum of Seventy and Seven Dollars and half to them In hand before the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by the hand of Daniel POTTER of Richmond In Kings County in that Colony afor Said yeoman the receipt whereof wee Do hereby acknoledg (sic) our Selves therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid thereof & of Every part & parcel thereof do Exonerate acquit & discharge him the Said Daniel POTTER his Heirs Execurs & Admistrs forever by these presents have granted Bargained Sold aline Enfeoffed Convey & Confirm and by these presents Do freely fully & absolutely grant Bargain Sell aline Enfeoffe Convey and Confirm unto him the Said Daniel POTTER his Heirs & assigns forever a Certain peace of Land Scituate Lying & Being in Exeter In Kings County In the Colony afore sd Containing by Estimation forty acres Butted & Bounded as followeth Beginning at the South of the Land of Nathaniel PULMAN from thence Running Easterly Bounded by the Land of Silas TERREY to his North East Corner of his farm thence Running Northerly Bounded by the Land of Joseph GREEN till it comes to the ten Rod highway thence Running Westerly Bounded by the ten Rod highway till it Comes to the Northeast Corner of the Land of Nathaniel PULMAN from thence Running Southerly Bounded by the Land of Nathaniel PULMAN to the first mentioned Corner Containing forty acres to Have and to Hold the Said granted & Bargained Premises with the appurtenances priviledges Impurtenances & Commodities to the Same Belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the Said Daniel POTTER his Heirs & assigns forever to his & their own proper use Benefit & Behoof forever & we the Said michel LETSON & hannah LETSON the wife of michael for us our heirs Executors and Administrators Do Covenant & Engage the afore Demised premises To him the Said Daniel POTTER his Heirs & assigns against the Lawfull Claimes & Demands of any person or persons whatsoever forever hereafter to warrant Secure & Defend & Hannah LETSON the wife of Michael LETSON both by these presents Both freely & willingly give yield up & Surrender all her Right & also her Dower & power of thirds of the afore granted permises unto him the Said Daniel POTTER his Heirs & assigns forever    In Witness whereof we have hereunto Set our hand and Seals this Seventeenth Day of March & In the Ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third King over Great Brittan &c  Anno Domini 1769

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  Michel LETSON
Thos MATTESON
David MATTESON                                                                                  Hannah LETSON (her mark)

Kent ss the Day & year above mentioned personally appeared the above
Subscriber Michel LETSON & hannah LETSON wife of the Said michel & acknoledged
the above Instrument to be their free and Voluntary act & Deed & Seals thereunto affixed
before me Thos MATTESON Just of peace


Recorded March ye 29th
AD 1769 by
George PEIRCE [PIERCE] Town Clk


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William POTTER to John VALLET

To all People to whom these presents shall come I William POTTER of Richmond in the County of Washington and State of Rhode Island and Providence plantation yeoman Sendeth Greeting Know ye that I William POTTER aforesaid for and in Consideration of Twenty four Pounds Twelve Shillings Lawful money to me in hand already paid by John VALLET of the Town County and State aforesaid yeoman the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge my Self fully Satisfied contented and paid for Every part and Parcel the__ Have given granted Sold Aliened Enfeoffed Conveyed and confirmed unto him the Said John VALLET his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns forever one certain Tract or Parcel of Land Situate lying and being in Richmond in the County and State afsd containing by estimation Twelve acres be the same more or less And is Butted and Bounded as followeth (Viz) Beginning at a Stake and stones about it about four Rods and a half to the South of the Swamp ____ the between the Land of the Grantor and the Land of Elisha BABCOCK Bounded Westerly upon Land of the said Elisha BABCOCK until it comes to the Land of the Grantee Bounds upon Land of the said Grantee until it come to the Highway then Bounded Easterly on said Highway twenty Rods to a Stake and heap of Stones from thence a Westerly coarse a forty Rods to a Stake and heap of Stones twenty Rods from the said Grant__ South side of his said farm from thence a Straight Line to the first mentioned Bounds    To Have and to hold the before granted and bargained premises with and Singular the previledges and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said John VALLET his Heirs and Assigns forever free and Clear of all Incumbrances of What name or nature soever so as to oppose? to any ____ Effect or make void this present Deed and I the said William POTTER Do for my Self my heirs Executors and Administrators Covenant ___ with the said John VALLET his Heirs and Assigns forever to warrant Secure and Defend the before granted and Bargained premises against the Lawful claims and demands of any and Every person or persons whosoever    Furthermore I Elisabeth POTTER wife of the said William POTTER for an in consideration of the aforesaid Sum of Twenty four pounds twelve Shillings do of my free and Voluntary will and record yield up to the Said John VALLET his heirs and Assigns forever my Right of Dower and Power of thirds of in and into the before granted premises In Testimony whereof the Grantors have hereunto Set our hands and Seals the twenty eighth day of March in the year of our Lord Anno Domini 1794

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  William POTTER
T H SHELDEN
Henry SHELDEN                                                                                    Elisabeth POTTER (her mark)
Jonathan POTTER
**Miriam POTTER (her mark)

Washington ss Richmond March ye 28th AD 1794
Personally appeared before the subscriber William POTTER
and Acknowledged the within Instrument to be his Voluntary
act and Deed hand and Seal hereunto affixed
Witness    T H SHELDEN Just peace

**Was this Miriam POTTER the wife of Robert POTTER?


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William POTTER to Thomas LILLIBRIDGE

To all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that I William POTTER of Richmond in the County of Washington and State of Rhode Island yeoman for and in Consideration of the Sum of Seventy pounds Lawful silver money to me in hand paid by Thomas LILLIBRIDGE of the Town and County and State above said yeoman the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and my self therewith fully Satisfied Contented thereof and of very part and parcel thereof do Exonerate acquit and discharge the said Thomas LILLIBRIDGE his heirs Executors and Administrators forever by these presents Have given Granted bargained sold aliened Enfeoffed Conveyed and Confirmed and by these present do freely fully and absolutely give grant bargain Sell alien Enfeoffe convey and Confirm unto him the said Thomas LILLIBRIDGE his heirs and assigns forever a certain Track of land situate lying and being in the Town of Richmond in the County of Washington and State of Rhode Island Containing by estimation Thirty one Acres be the same more or less and is buted (sic) and bounded as followeth Begining at Ebenezer HALL southwest Corner and bounded Southerly on the Highway Westerly on George WEBB untill it Comes to said WEBBs Northeast Corner Then Easterly as the old line Runs to Beaver River Near opposite to the the northwest Corner of George WEBBs homestead farm then Down Stream to the middle of said Beaver River to Ebenezer HALLs land then Westerly by said HALLs land to his North east Corner at the Highway    To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises with all the appurtaining to him the said Thomas LILLIBRIDGE his heirs and Assigns forever to his and their only proper use benefit and behoof forever and I the said William POTTER for me my Heirs Executors and Administrators Do Covenant promise and grant to and with the said Thomas LILLIBRIDGE his heirs and assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am in my self Lawfully seized and possessed of the same in mine own proper Right and a good perfect and absolute Estate of inheritance in fee Simple and have in my self good Right full power and Lawful authority to Grant bargain sell convey and Confirm said Granted and Bargained premises in manner as above said and that the said Thomas LILLIBRIDGE his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by force and virtue of these presents Lawfully peaceably And Quietly Have hold use occupy possess and Enjoy the said Demised and bargained premises with all the appurtenances free and Clear freely and Clearly acquited (sic) Exonerated and Discharged of and from all and all manner of former or other gifts grants Bargains sales Leases Mortgages Will[s] Intails Jointures Dowries Judgments Execution or any incumbrance whatsoever    Furthermore I the said William POTTER for my self my Heirs Executors and Administrators do Covenant promise and grant to and the said Thomas LILLIBRIDGE his heirs and assigns forever hereafter to Warrant secure and Defend the before granted premises unto him the said Thomas LILLIBRIDGE and his heirs against the Lawful Claims or demands of any person or persons Whatsoever    And for the Consideration before Written Elisabeth POTTER wife to the said William POTTER doth by these presents freely and willingly yield and Surrender up all her Right of Dower and Power of thirds of in and unto the above demised premises unto him the said Thomas LILLIBRIDGE his heirs and Assign forever    In Witness whereof We have hereunto set our hands and Seals this first day of April And in the fifteen Year of American Independence AD 1791

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  William POTTER
T TEFFT
John VALLET                                                                                          Elisabeth POTTER (her mark)
Jonathan POTTER

Acknowledged the Sale? aforesaid at Richmond aforesaid Before
T TEFFT Just peace


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Daniel POTTER to Thomas RUMRIELL

Be It hereby Known that I Daniel POTTER of Richmond in the County of Washington and State of Rhode Island are Providence Plantations yeoman for the Consideration of Eighteen pounds in Lawful Money Bills of the State aforesaid which I Have Recd Do Grant Bargain Sell and Transfer unto Thomas RUMRIELL Esqr Keeper of the Grand Committee officer for the State of Aforesaid a Certain Tract of Land Scituate in the Town of Richmond in the County of Washington Containing Twenty Acres And Bounded Southerly a Highway Westerly on Land of John PHILLIPS Northerly partly on Land of John PHILLIPS and partly on Land of Elisha BABCOCK Easterly on the Grantor parrellel (sic) Line with the west Line To Extend upon the Grantor so ar as To Make the aforesaid Twenty Acres or however otherwise the same may be reputed To Be bounded With all the Buildings and appurtenances to the same belonging To have and to hold unto the said Thomas RUMRIELL and his Successor or Successors in said office forever in trust to and for the sole use and behoof all the Citizens of said State forever and I the said Daniel POTTER do Covenant To and with the said Thomas RUMRIELL Esqr in his said Capacity for my self my heirs Executors and Administrators that I am well seized of the premises aforesaid in fee Simple free from all Incumbrances     In Testimony Whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal the Twenty first Day of June AD 1786
The Condition of the above Deed is such that if the said Daniel POTTER of said Richmond his heirs Executors Administrators or assigns shall pay or cause to be paid unto the said Thomas RUMRIELL and Joseph CLARKE General Treasurer or there (sic) successors in said offices the Interest and Principal of the sum of Eighteen Pounds Lawful money in Bills afrementioned or in Silver or Gold Equivalent according to the Effect of fourteen Bonds Entered into by the said Daniel POTTER to the said Thos & Joseph Esqr with their Capacities aforesaid and Baring Even? date herewith then the foregoing Deed shall be void Otherwise the same shall remain full force

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  Daniel POTTER
Jas SHELDEN
Thomas JAMES

Acknowledged the Day and date aforesaid at Richmond aforesaid
before Jas SHELDEN Just peace


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David POTTER to Elijah HOXSIE

Know all Men by these Presents (sic) that I David POTTER of Petersburgh in the County of Rensselaer and State of New York yeoman for the Consideration of the sum of Six Hundred and Twenty Dollars to me in Hand Well and Truly Paid by Elijah HOXSIE of Richmond in the County of Washington and State of Rhode Island &c yeoman the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged that I am there with full Satisfyed Contented and Paid Have Given Granted Bargained Sold Conveyed and Confirmed unto the Said Elijah HOXSIE his Heirs and Assigns forever a Certain Tract or Parcel of Land Lying and being in Said Richmond With a Dwelling House and the Buildings thereon Standing Containing by Estimation Eighty five Acres more or Less Bounded Easterly by the Highway Southerly by Gideon HOXSIE Land Westerly by the Highway and Northerly by Land [of] Silas POTTER & Phillip POTTER it being all the Land Given to me the Said David POTTER by my honored father David POTTER Late of Said Richmond Deceased in and by his Last Will and Testament    To have and to hold Said granted Premises With all the Privileges and Appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appurtaining to him the said Elijah HOXSIE his Heirs and assigns forever and I the Said David POTTER for my Self my Heirs Executors and Administrators Do Covenant and Engage to and With the said Elijah HOXSIE his Heirs and Assigns forever that I am the Sole and Lawfull owner of the Said Granted Premises that I am Lawfully Seized and Possessed of the Same in fee Simple that have in my Self good Right and Lawfull authority to Sell and Dispose of the same in manner as aforesaid that the Elijah HOXSIE his Heirs and assigns Shall and may at all Times forever hereafter have hold use occupy possess and Enjoy the Same free and clear freely and clearly Exonerated acquitted and Discharged of and from all and all manner of Incumbrances of What name or nature soever that might in any Measure or Degree obstruct or make Void this Present Deed    And that I Will Warrant Secure and Defend the Said Elijah HOXSIE his Heirs and Assigns forever in Quiet and Peaceable Possession of the Said granted Land and Premises against the Lawfull Claim or Demands of all and Every Person or Persons Whomsoever    And Hannah POTTER Wife of the Said David for the Consideration aforesaid Doth of her own free Will and accord yield acquit and Surrender up all her Right of Dower and Power of thirds of in and to said Granted Premises to him the said Elijah HOXSIE his Heirs and assigns forever    In Witness Whereof we here unto Set our hands and Seals this Twenty third Day of March AD 1805

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of                                                                                  Daniel POTTER
T TEFFT
Caleb BARBER Jr                                                                                   Hannah POTTER (her mark)

Washington ss The Date aforesaid at Richmond aforesaid   
The Subscriber David POTTER and Hannah POTTER   
acknowledged the Preceding instrument to be their   
free act and Deed before   
T TEFFT J peace   

Recorded in Richmond
in Book No. 5
Witness T TEFFT T Clk
Re Recorded November the 27 AD 1812
Witness Reynolds HOXSIE T Clk


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