State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Sale of Town Lot
Richard Wade & Wife [Mary Ann Scaggs] to Samuel Richardson
31 December 1849
Be it Known and Remembered, that on this Thirty first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, and in the year of the Independence of the United States, the Seventy fourth,
Before me Gaston Turner Raoul, Recorder of said Parish and duly authorized [sic] by law to exercise the powers of Notary Public therein, personally came and appeared Richard Wade a citizen of said Parish who did declare and say that for the consideration herein after 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 [sic] whatsoever unto Samuel Richardson also a citizen of the Parish and State who is here present accepting and purchasing for himself, his heirs and assigns, and acknowledging delivery and possession thereof,A certain Lot of Ground situate, lying and being in the town of “Wadesborough” in said Parish of Livingston, and more fully described upon the figurative plan of said Town as lot two (2) in square or block no fourteen (14) with a front of Ninety feet on May street and running back one hundred and thirty five feet english measure.
To have and to hold the said property unto the said purchaser, his heirs and assigns, to their proper use and behoof [sic], forever; and the said vendor for himself, his heirs and 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 [sic] 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 [sic] 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 Dollars cash in hand whereof is hereby fully acknowledged before the signing of this Act.
And thereupon, personally came and appeared and intervened to this act Mistress Mary Scaggs 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, 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 rights she has by mortgage or otherwise on the Land 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 he administration or enjoyment, or of which he may otherwise have benefited [sic].
Fifth - For nuptial present made to her by her said husband or others;
That in making herself irrevocably and forever, of all rights under mortgage, priveledge 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 Lot of ground 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 formally Renounce, hence forth 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 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 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 Lot of Land, sold; and that neither she nor they shall ever seek to oppose or impair the force of this act, hereby renouncing the benefit of all laws, privileges and citations of which she might avail herself or which are in her favor in the premises.
It appears by the certificate of the Recorder of Mortgages of even date with this Instrument that the herein conveyed Lot of Ground is free from all incumbrance in this office.
Thus done and passed in the Parish aforesaid the day, month and year first above written, in the presence of Donald McDonald, and Patrick Murray, witnesses of lawful age and domiciliated in this Parish who have hereunto signed their names, together with said appearers and me, said Recorder.
Fifteen words erased and ten words interlined before signing.
Mary X Wade [her mark]
G. T. Raoul, Recorder
Truly Recorded April 5th 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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