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Brown Deed, Stonington, Connecticut

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        The original Deed from Thomas Brown (2){son of Thomas Brown and Mary Newhall of Lynn, Mass.} to his son Daniel Brown (24) has been preserved and handed down from generation to generation; to his son Christopher (59), to his son Christopher, Jr. (107), to his son Nathan W., and to his son Frank E. Brown; and is now {1904) in his possession; also other original ancient documents, in a good state of preservation.

        Know all men by these presents That; I, Thomas Brown of Stonington ye County of New London and Colony of Connecticut in New England, Yeoman, for Divers good Causes and Reasons howunto Mooving, and likewise for and in consideration of ye Good Will & affectionate Love I bear unto my son Daniel Brown. Have Given & do by these Presents from me my Heirs Executors, Administrators, & assigns, Give Grant & Conferm unto him my Son Daniel Brown his Heirs or assigns a piece of Land Lying & being in Stonington. Butted & Bounded as follows...(by marks on trees &c) Extending to John Brown’s Land so Bounded with John Brown’s land to John Brown’s Corner; and his son Jonathan’s Corner, this bounds ye Land to ye South, and ye West is a Crooked Line & bounds with Jonathan Brown’s Land till it comes to Jonathan Palmer’s Land & so bounded with Jonathan Palmer’s Land till it comes to a small Rock Marked with T B & D B ...

        I have given to my son as aforesaid, to him his Heirs, Executors, Administrators assigns to have & to Hold Occupy possess & Enjoy forever, with all ye priviledges & appurtenances therein Contained & thereunto belonging with ye Wood, Timber, Pond, Wate Courses, Rocks, Stones, Minerals or whatever else may be named together with the Fences or any other Improvemnts belonging to Tract.

        I say I have given as afores and further I do Engage & promise ye no Will, Deed of sale Mortgage, Execution or forfeiture shall alter or disannul this Deed, and also yet I have full power & Lawful Authority in myself to give the same as afore said...

        I will Defend ye same against all persons Lawfully Claiming ye same.

        In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 25th Day of January Annoqe-Domini One thousand Seven Hundred twenty one-two & in ye Seventh year of his Magesties Reign - George King of Great Brittain.

        Signed, Sealed & Delivered In the Presence of us.


Stonington Apriell ye fifth 1722

Thomas Brown ye subscriber to ye above within instrument personally appeared & acknowledged ye same to be his act & deed before me.

Justice of the peace

NOTE.- The deed of this land doubtless is a part of the original purchase of the three Brown brothers. Daniel Brown (24) erected his house on this tract of land, immediately after his father deeded the same to him. Nathan (60), the son of Daniel (24) rebuilt the house, and on this site have lived six generations, coming down by direct descent; and it is still, in 1905, owned and occupied by one of his heirs, Lucy Crary (Brown) Miner.

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Judith Wood
April 1999

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