State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Sale of Land
Richard Wade & Wife [Mary Ann Scaggs] to Moses T. Vinyard
10 November 1842
Be it Known and Remembered, that on this Tenth day of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America the Sixty Seventh
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. Richard Wade an inhabitant of the Parish aforesaid 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 Mr. Moses - Vinyard also an inhabitant of the same Parish and State who is here present accepting and purchasing for himself, his heirs and assigns, and acknowledging delivery and possession thereof a certain tract or parcel of Land situate lying and being in said Parish on the East side of the River Ponchatoulas containing One Hundred superficial acres, together with all and singular the buildings and improvements to the same belonging or of right appurtaining [sic], bounded as follows, viz.:North by lands of the vendor, South by the Lands of the purchaser, East & South East by lands of the Purchaser & by Public Lands & west by said River and more particularly described in receipt No. Six hundred & fifty six dated 11th June 1836, signed Paris Childress Rec’d and Known as the “Brach Island Place”.
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, said Land to said purchaser, his heirs and 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 and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred dollars payable in the Notes of the purchaser, respectively on the first day of March next, Twelve months and two years from the date hereof, delivered by me Notary to the Vendor, who hereby acknowledges the receipt thereof as the terms and conditions upon which said bargained premises are sold and conveyed said Notes being paraphed by me, Notary to identify them herewith & mortgage retained on the premises till final payment.
And Thereupon, personally came and appeared and intervened to this act Mistress Mary Ann Wade of lawful age, wife of the said appearer who being herein duly authorised and assisted by her said husband took cognizance of the foregoing act of conveyance, which I Notary carefully read and explained to her and having done so, 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 premises 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 his 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 benefitted.
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 Land whether by marriage contract, dower, donation, or otherwise; and the said husband being now again present before me, and authorising his said wife she again declared that she does hereby “Formally Renounce”, henceforth and forever, all and singular the said rights, and transfer the same 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, his heirs and assigns, that she and they 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 nor they shall ever seek to oppose or impair the force of this hereby renouncing the benefit of all l aws, privileges, and customs of which she might avail herself or which are in her favor in the premises.
It appears by the certificate of the Recorder of Mortgage the production whereof is hereby waived by the purchaser and me, Notary released from all liability to damages resulting from the passage of this act without the same.
Thus done and passed at my office in the town of Springfield, the day, month, and year first above written, in the presence of Charles Myers and Christian Grenes, witnesses of lawful age, and domiciliated in this Parish, who have hereunto signed their names, together with said appearers and me, said Notary.
Mary Ann X Wade [her mark]
Moses W. Vineyard [sic]
G. T. Raoul, Notary Public
Truly Recorded 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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