State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Richard Wade to William Wells & Christian Grenes
03 October 1846
Be it Known and Remembered, that on this Third day of October, 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 to [sic] 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 the consideration hereinafter expressed, he does by these presents, grant, bargain, sell, convey, transfer, assign, and set over, with a full guarantee against all trouble, debts, mortgages, claims, evictions, donations, alienations, or other incumbrances, whatsoever, unto Messrs. William Wells and Christian Grenes, also of the Parish of Livingston, here present, accepting and purchasing for themselves, their heirs, and assigns, and acknowledging delivery and possession, a certain Parcel of Land, situated on the river Ponchatoula, being a portion of the Wade tract on said river, containing one acre and four hundreds of an acre and bounded as follows:On the north by the river Ponchatoula, and on the South by Maine street, and west by the River Swamp - the vendor hereby gives to the said purchasers the privilege of the River as far as the land extends as a fronting.
To have and to hold, the said property unto the said purchaser, their 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 purchasers, their 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 purchasers to all the right and actions of warranty, which he has, or may have, against his own vendor, or the vendors of his vendor - hereby, authorising the said purchasers to exercise the said rights, & 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 fully acknowledged before signing this instrument, and Whereupon 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 be 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, and liens, which she 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 “Formally Renounce”, henceforth and forever, all and singular, her said rights, and transfer the same to the said purchaser, their heirs, and assigns, to be had and held by 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 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, 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, which releases me, Recorder, from any liability whatever by the Parties.
Thus done and passed at the house of Richard Wade, in the aforesaid Parish and State, the day, month and year first above written, in the presence of Alexander Green and Levi Arnold, witnesses of lawful age and domiciliated in this Parish, who have hereunto, signed their names, together with said appearers, and me, said Recorder. Mistress Mary Ann Wade made her ordinary mark, not knowing how to write.
Mary Ann X Wade [her mark]
Jacob F. Randolph, 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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