State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Sale of Land
Wm. Akers & Wife [Margaret Richardson]
to the New Orleans Gas Light & Banking Company
24 November 1843
Be it Known and Remembered that on this Twenty fourth day of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty three and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America, the Sixty Eighth.
Before me, Gastin T. Raoul, Notary Public, duly commissioned and sworn, in and for the Parish aforesaid, dwelling in the town of Springfield, personally came and appeared Mr. William Akers of said Parish one of the Legitimate heirs of Thomas Akers deceased who did declare and say that for the consideration hereinafter expressed he does by these presents grant, bargain, sell, convey, transfer, assign, and set over, with a full guarantee against all troubles, debts, mortgages, claims, evictions, donations, alienations or other incumbrances whatsoever, unto “The New Orleans Gas Light & Banking Company", herein represented by Thomas M. Dykers, Esqr., Cashier of the Parish & of said Bank at Springfield, La., present accepting and purchasing for his said principal her heirs and assigns, and acknowledging and possession thereof The undivided half of a certain Tract or parcel of Land situate lying & being in said Parish of Livingston having certificate No. 114? & located & surveyed as follows viz. --“Beginning at Thos. McCabes North west corner a Black Gum marked X thence South 34 Pole chains to a Pine thence west 64.41 to a pine thence North 63 chains to a Pine thence East 47.40 chains to Richard Hogans South East corner a pine, thence North 37.40 chains to pine tree bearing South 16 E 50 links thence East 44 chains to a pine bearing S. 14 W 21 links, thence South 66 chains on Samuel Leonards W. Boundary to his S. west corner a pine thence west 29 chains to the beginning. Together with all the buildings, improvements, privileges, & to the same belonging or in anywise pertaining said tract of Land containing Six hundred & forty acres.
To have and to hold the said property unto the said purchaser her heirs and assigns, to their proper use and behoof forever; and the said vendor for himself his heirs & assigns Sd. Land to Sd. Purchaser her heirs & assigns, shall and will warrant and forever defend against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever by these presents; the said vendor moreover subrogating the said purchaser to all the rights and actions of warranty which he has or may have against his own vendor or the vendors of his vendor - hereby authorising the said purchaser to exercise the said rights and actions in the same manner as he might or could have done.
This Sale is made for an in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred dollars cash in hand paid out of the presence of me Notary the ... whereof is hereby fully acknowledged.
The Land herein sold and conveyed being the same confirmed by the U. S. Government to Thos. Akers and derived by the present vendor as one of his legitimate heirs.
And Thereupon, personally came and appeared and intervened to this act Mistress Margaret Richardson of lawful age wife of the said appearer who being herein duly authorised and assisted by her said husband took cognizance of the foregoing at of conveyance, which I Notary, carefully read and explained to her and having so done, she declared that it was her intention not only to ratify said sale, but to make renunciation of all rights she has by mortgage or otherwise, on the and therein conveyed, upon which I, Notary, declared to her separately and apart from her said husband as it is my duty that by the laws of this State, She possessed a general Mortgage on all the property of her said husband and upon that of the community in case she should renounce thereto,First - For the restitution of her dower, and the re-investment of dotal property brought by her in marriage,
Second - For the restitution of dotal property by her acquired during marriage by inheritance, donation, or otherwise.
Third - For indemnity against all debts contracted, or which she might hereafter contract with her said husband.
Fourth - For such of her paraphernal property and funds as may have been alienated by her said husband or of which he has had, or may have he administration or enjoyment , or of which he may otherwise have benefited [sic].
Fifth - For nuptial presents made to her by her said husband or others: That in making her intended renunciation, she would deprive herself irrevocably and forever, of all rights of reclamation against said sale, whether under mortgage, privilege, or otherwise:
Whereupon, the said wife declared, that she still persisted in the intention she had announced to ratify said sale, and to dispossess herself of all rights and lien which she has upon said Land whether by marriage contract, dower, donation, or otherwise; and the said husband being now again present before, and authorising his said wife she again declared, that she does hereby “Formally Renounce: henceforth and forever, all and singular he said rights, and transfer the same to the said purchaser, her heirs and assigns, to be had and held by her and them, and by them enjoyed in law and thereout: and she hereby binds herself and her heirs to the said purchaser her heirs and assigns, that she and they shall and will at all times, acknowledge the validity of the present sale, and of the renunciation she now makes, of all rights which she has or may have in and to the Land so sold, and that neither she or they shall ever seek to oppose or impair the force of this act, hereby renouncing the benefit of all laws, privileges and customs of which she might avail herself or which are in her favor in the premises.
It appears that the certificate of the Recorder of Mortgages of even date with this act that the and herein sold and conveyed is free from all Liens or incumbrances whatsoever.
Thus done and passed at my office in the Town of Springfield, the day , month and year first above written, in the presence of Wm. Heyt Jr. and E. Hunt witnesses of lawful age, and domiciliated in this Parish, who have hereunto signed their names, together with said appearers and me said Notary.
Thos. M. Dykers, "Cash" of Spd.
Wm. Heyt, Jr.
G. T. Raoul, Not. Public
Truly Recorder April 9th, 1870
Geo. D. Wells, Recorder
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Source: Conveyance Records - 1835-1865, Livingston Parish, Louisiana (FHL Film 0355915) Back to the Top
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