State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Transfer of Town Lot
Richard Wade & Wife [Mary Ann Scaggs] to Wells & Grenes
16 December 1846
Be it Known and Remembered, that on this Sixteen day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty six, and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America, the Seventy first,
Before me, Jacob F. Randolph, recorder of said Parish, and duly authorised by law to exercise the powers of Notary Public therein; personally came and appeared Mr. Richard Wade a citizen of the Parish of Livingston in the state of Louisiana 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 Messrs. William Wells and Christian Grenes both of the Parish of Livingston in said State here present accepting and purchasing for themselves, their heirs and assigns, and acknowledging delivery and possession thereof a certain lot of ground,Lying & being in the town of Wadesborough in the Parish of Livingston in said state No. 3 fronting 90 feet on main & mill by 15 feet in depth, with all the privileges therein 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 & assigns, the said Lot to the said purchasers, their 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 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 One hundred dollars cash in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged before signing this Instrument.
And thereupon, personally came and appeared and intervened to this act, Mistress Mary Ann Wade, wife of Richard, 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 she has had, or may have the administration or enjoyment, or which she 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 and liens which she has upon said property whether by marriage contract, dower, donation, or other wise; and the said husband being now again present before me, and authorising his said wife again, declared that she does hereby “Formally Renounce”, henceforth and forever, all and singular her said rights and transfer the same to the said purchaser, his heirs and assigns, to be had and held by them and them, and by them enjoyed in law and thereout; and she hereby binds herself and her heirs to the said purchasers, their heirs and assigns, that she and they shall and will, at all times, acknowledge the validity of the present sale, and the renunciation she now makes of all rights which she has or may have, in and to the property sold; and that neither her 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.
The certificate of the Recorder of Mortgages is hereby dispensed with by the parties which release me, Recorder from any responsibility whatever, for the non-production thereof, as required by article 3328 of the civil code of Louisiana.
Thus done and passed at the house of Richard Wade in the Parish aforesaid the day, month and year first above written, in presence of Naylor McMullen and R. W. Tycer, 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]
R. W. Tycer
Jacob F. Randolph, Recorder
Truly Recorded April 17, 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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