Quit claim deed signed by Conrad Rutter’s heirs confirming Joseph Rutter as the sole owner of the northeastern section of the Rutter farm in Leacock Township, dated April 5, 1762.
Source: Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA, Lancaster Co. Deed Book UU, pg. 779 43 (for online access to deeds go to http://www.lancasterdeeds.com/onlineefilmreader/)
Conrad Rutter et al.
THIS INDENTURE, Made the fifth day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty two Between Conrad Rutter and Catharina his Wife, Peter Rutter and Elizabeth his Wife, and William Gibbon and Elizabeth his Wife, all of Lancaster County (the said Conrad and Peter being Sons and the said Elizabeth being Daughter of Conrad Rutter late of Leacock Township in the said County, yeoman, deceased) and Peter Rutter, Joseph Rutter and Andrew Rutter all of Cecil County in the Province of Maryland, yeomen, and James Biles of the same Place and Rebecca his wife, (the said last named Peter, Joseph and Andrew being the Sons, and the said Rebecca being the Daughter of Andrew Rutter, deceased, who was another son of the said Decedent, Conrad Rutter) of the One Part and Joseph Rutter of Lancaster aforesaid, yeoman, another of the sons of the said Conrad Rutter, deceased, of the other Part.
WHEREAS in pursuance of a WARRANT from the Honorable the Proprietaries of the said Province, dated the third Day of January One thousand Seven hundred and thirty three there was surveyed unto the said Conrad Rutter since deceased A certain Tract of Land situate in Lancaster County, Beginning at a post a Corner of Nathaniel Lightners Land, thence South three Degrees East three hundred and nineteen perches to a black Oak marked for a corner, thence by Land of William White north seventy five degrees East one hundred and twenty perches to a black Oak, thence by Land of John Rouse 88° E. 118 perches to a hickery marked for a corner, thence by Lands of the said John Rouse, Henry Skiles, and the Heirs of Peter Skyles N. 18° E. 280 perches to a black Oak, thence by Land of the Heirs of Peter Skyles aforesaid N. 9° W. 107 perches to a black Oak, thence by Lands of Anthony Ellmaker 76° W. 330 perches to the Beginning containing Five Hundred and Eighty-eight Acres and the Allowance of Six Acres P. Cent for Roads and Highways, as by the same warrant and Survey remaining in the Surveyor Generals Office appears.
AND WHEREAS upon a settlement and Division of the Real and personal Estate by and among the Children Legatees and Representatives of the said Conrad Rutter deceased to the Satisfaction of all concerned and interested therein, One hundred and Eighty eight Acres of the said Tract of is allotted to the said Joseph Rutter the son of the said Conrad Rutter deceased for his Part and Share of his said Father’s Estate.
NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that all the said Parties hereto of the first part for and in consideration of their having received their several and respective Parts, Purparties and Shares of the Real and personal Estate of the said Conrad Rutter deceased, and for and in consideration of the sum of Five shillings a piece to them severally and respectively in hand paid by the said Joseph Rutter, the party hereto of the second part (the Receipt whereof they do hereby severally and respectively acknowledge and confess) HAVE and every of them HATH granted bargained sold aliened released quit claimed and confirmed, and by these presents DO and every of them DOTH grant bargain sell alien release quit claim and confirm unto the said Joseph Rutter party hereto of the second part, his Heirs and Assigns, All that piece or parcel of Land (part of the said Five Hundred and Eighty eight Acres Tract) hereinafter described as follows, that is to say: BEGINNING at a black Oak a corner of Anthony Elmaker’s Land thence S 76° W 159 perches to a post thence South ninety five perches to a post, thence S 44° W 43 p.s to a post thence S8° E 45 perches to a hickory, thence by Land of Peter Rutter East 162 perches to a post thence by Land of Henry Skyles and the Heirs of Peter Skyles N18° E107 perches to a black Oak by the said last mentioned Land N9° W107 perches to a black Oak the place of Beginning containing one hundred and Eighty eight acres be the same more or less and the allowance aforesaid TOGETHER with all Improvements, Rights, Members and Appurtenances thereto belong and the reversions and remainders thereof.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same hereby granted and released Lands and Premises with the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Rutter, party hereto of the second part, his Heirs and Assigns, to and for the proper Use and Behoof of the same Joseph Rutter his Heirs and Assigns forever. Under a proportionable part of the purchase money Interest and quit rent due and to become due to the Honorable the Proprietaries of the said Province of Pennsylvania their Heirs and Successors. AND the said parties hereto of the first Part do for themselves and their Heirs severally and respectively, and not one for another covenant promise and grant to and with the said Joseph Rutter his Heirs and Assigns that they the said Parties hereto of the first part, the said hereby granted Land and Premises with the appurtenances unto him the said Joseph Rutter, party hereto of the second part his Heirs and Assigns, against them the said Parties hereto of the first part, their Heirs and Assigns, severally and respectively and all other person and Persons claiming or to claim by from or under them or any of them severally and respectively shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.
IN WITNESS whereof the Parties aforesaid to these presents have interchangeably set their Hands and Seals the day and Year first above written.
Conrad Rutter [his mark C] [seal]
Sealed and Delivered in Presence of Jacob Joner Emanuel Carpenter
Lancaster County SS: Be it remembered that on the Sixth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand and seven hundred and ninety seven, Before me the Subscriber one of the Justices and peace in and for the county aforesaid personally appeared Adam [Reigal?] of the Borough of Lancaster in the said County, Esquire, who upon his Solemn Affirmation according to Law did declare and say that he is well acquainted with the Hand writing of Emanuel Carpenter, Esquire (now deceased) one of the subscribing Witnesses to the within written Indenture he having frequently seen him write and this Affirmant verily belies the name of the said Emanuel Carpenter subscribed as a witness to the same Indenture to be the proper hand writing of him the said Emanuel Carpenter. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal the Day and Year aforesaid. Jacob Graeff [seal]
Ex.d Recorded the 7th day of January, A Dom 1797 P. [signature illegible] Recorder