State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Act of Sale
Richard Wade & Wife [Mary Ann Scaggs] to Christian Grenes
14 October 1847
Be it Known and remembered, that on this fourteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty seven, and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America, the Seventy Second
Before me Henry W. Warrell, recorder of said Parish, and duly authorised by law to exercise the powers of Notary Public therein, personally came and appeared Mr. Richard Wade of the Parish of Livingston in said State who did declare and say, that for and in 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 Mr. Christian Grenes also of said state and parish here present accepting and purchasing for himself his heirs and assigns, and acknowledging delivery and possession thereof,Two certain lots of Ground in Wadesborough on the Ponchatoula river and known upon the Figurative plan of said Town as lots no. one and two in block or square no. four, Lot no. one fronting ninety feet on Levee street by one hundred and thirty five feet in depth, lot No Two fronting ninety feet front on Levee street by one hundred and thirty five feet in deph[sic].
Together with all the buildings, improvements, land appertenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and all the servitudes, customs, and rights of ways thereto belonging.
To have and to hold the said property unto the said purchaser his heirs and assigns, to their proper use and behoof, forever; and the said vendor for himself, his heirs and assigns the said property to the said purchaser, his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend against the lawful claims of all person 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 vendor 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 and in consideration of the sum of fifty five dollars cash in hand paid, the receipt whereof is fully acknowledged before signing this instrument.
And thereupon, personally came and appeared and intervened to this act, Mistress Mary Ann Wade, wife of Richard Wade, who being herein duly authorised and assisted by her said husband, took cognizance of the foregoing act of conveyance, which I, recorder, 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 right she has by mortgage or otherwise, on the property therein conveyed, upon which I, recorder 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 the administration or enjoyment or of which he may otherwise have benefited.
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 rights [sic] and liens which he has upon said property whether by marriage contract, dower, donation or otherwise and the said husband being now, again present before me and authorising his said wife again declared that she does hereby “Forever Renounce”, henceforth and forever, all and singular her said rights, and transfer the same the same [sic] to the said purchaser his heirs and assigns, to be had and held by him and them and by them enjoyed in law and thereout; and she hereby binds herself and her heirs to the said purchaser, their 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 property sold; and that neither he nor 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.
The certificate of the recorder of Mortgages is hereby dispensed with, which released me, recorder from any liability whatsoever by the parties.
Thus done and passed at my office in the town of Springfield, the day, month and year first above written, in the presence of William Wells and Jacob Threeton, Witnesses of lawful age and domiciliated in this Parish, who have hereunto signed their names, together with said appearers, and me. said recorder.
Mary Ann X Wade [her mark]
Henry W. Warrell, Recorder
Truly Recorded, April 17th 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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