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CAYUGA COUNTY, NEW YORK DEEDS




Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#852075.    A:155.
6 Oct 1794.        Gerrit H. Van Wagenen of the City, County & State of New York, Merchant, and Sarah his wife for 1905 pounds TO George M Woolsey of same place, Merchant land in now county of Onondaga, but late County of Herkemer tract set apart as a gratuity for the Line of troops of the state of New York lately serving in the army of the United States lots known on the map of the Military Townships filed by the Surveyor General of NY by lot 42 in the Township of Scipio, containing 650 acres, lots 52 & 53 in the twp of Marfcellus, each containing 600 acres; lot 57 in the twp of Romulus (containing 550 acres and also a 50 acre lot in the NW corner of lot 52 in the said twp of Marcelus being in a square body and which was sold by the Surveyor General to pay the expence of surveying, the whole together being 2450 acres etc Wit: Thos Mumford, Wm V. Wagenen. Pro: 6 Oct 1794 before John Ray - Gerrit H. Van Wagenen, Sarah Van Wagenen [examined].


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#852075.    B:251.
14 Aug 1795.        Isaac Wilsey of Renssaelaer Ville in Albany Co, NY, farmer TO Benjamin Wallace of the City of Albany, Merchant and Aleander Calhoun of Albany Co, NY farmer for 60 pounds 16 shillings a lot of land in the county of Onondaga, NY containing 600 acres (being part of a larger tract of land commonly called the Military Tract) known as lot 40 in twp of Virgil in Onondaga Co, NY containing as aforesaid 600 acres Wit: Thomas Fradgley, Abraham Dox. Pro: 14 Aug 1795 before Robert Yates came Isaac Wilsey who voluntarily exempted and that he served as a soldier in the Continental Army in the late war raised in the State of NY etc. [signed] Isaac (his X mark) Wilsey.


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#852076.    C:253.
17 Feb 1796.         Jacob Wilsey of town of Ranslawil in Albany Co, NY TO Walter Tylee of town of Coxsauie, Albany Co, NY for 100 pounds certain tract of land in Onondaga Co, twp of Marcellius known as lot 80 containing 500 acres granted by patent to said Jacob Wilsey Wit: Jno Butter, John White Pro: 19 Feb 1796 before Jeremiah Lansingh - signed Jacob Willsey.


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#8533178.    G:307.
17 Jun 1798. Henry Wolsey of the town of Greensburgh, Westchester Co, NY, yeoman, the oldest uncles son of Jacob Spilsbury late souldier in the New York Line in the service of the United States of the first part and William Van North Strand of Johnstown, Montgomery Co, NY of 2nd part for $100 doth confirm to party of 2nd part in his actual possession all that tract of land in town of Scipio in Onondaga Co, known as Lot 9 in Scpio estimated to contain 450 acres etc Wit: Jacob Van Wort, William Jeffers Pro: 21 Jun 1798 before Thomas Cooper master in chancery came Henry Wolsey and is the same person who executed said deed on the oath of Jacob Van Woort etc. Signed Henry (his X mark) Wolsey.


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#851930.    B:47.
5 Mar 1800. Melancthon Lloyd Woolsey, Esqr. of Clinton Co, NY TO Gabrial Furman of City of New York, Esqr, whereas Jacob Bakehorn on 22 Mar 1784 conveyed to the said Melancthon L. Woolsey the county & gratuity lands to which he was entitled for his services in the New York Line at the late Continental Army and letters patent were afterwards issued in the name of said Jacob Bakehorn for lot 21 in the twp of Romelus in Onondaga Co, and whereas said Woolsey on 17 May 1785 assigned the said lands to Richard Everitt, & whereas said Richard Everitt on 15 June 1784 assigned said lands to Archibal Stewart, and whereas the said Archibal Stewart on 28 Oct 1790 assigned and conveyed the said lands to the said Gabriel Furman, now therefore this indenture witnesseth that the said Melancthon L. Woolsey in order to confirm the title to said lot in the said Gabriel Furman and also in consideration of fifty cents ($.50) all interest in said lots. Wit: Chas Platt, Chany Febit Pro: 1 Mar 1800 before Charles Platt, Esqr. Judge signed Mel L. Woolsey.


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#851933.    I:378.
16 Jul 1808.        Daniel Woolsey of the City of New York & Dinah his wife, John Woolsey & Christina his wife Elizabeth Woolsey all of the same city and Jacob Van Wart & Rachel his wife of Calleburgh I Westchester Co of 1st part and John Stevens of Green Bush, Renselaer Co, NY of 2nd part for $200 all that lot in Scipio known by lot 9 Set apart ___ for Jacob Spilleberry a private soldier serving in the 2nd Regiment of the line of New York in the Revolutionary War with Great Britain which said Jacob Spillberry is now deceased said Lot 9 containing 500 acres of land etc party of 1st part sells all interest etc Wit: Randle Bentley, Gilbert Smith Pro: 15 Aug 1808 before William M. Bliss - [signed] Danniell Woolsey, John Woolsey, Leprectey ? - X her mark [Dinah?] Woolsey, Cristeen X her mark Woolsey Elizabeth X her mark Wilsey, Jacob Van Wart Rachel X her mark Van Hart . [all examined]

Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#851943.    DD:107.
30 Nov 1813.        George M. Woolsey, Merchant lately residing in the City of New York & Abby his wife TO Jedediah Sanger of Oneida County, Gentleman for $4225 etc all that certain lot of land lying in twp of Scipio, Cayuga Co, NY lot 42 containing 650 acres etc George M. Woolsey by his attorney John Aspinwall etc Wit: Geo. Brinkerhoff, Charles White Pro: 7 Dec 1813 before P. G. Hildredth. George M. Woolsey and Abby Woolsey by their attorney John Aspinwall.


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#851949.    OO:439.
31 Mar 1832.    Cutler Woodruff, Betsey Woodruff his wife, Lydia Woodruff and Alanson Woodruff of town of Ameniec? Hill, Cuyuga Co, TO George P. Armstrong and David F. Woolsey of the town of Sunarrashick, Cayuga Co, NY for $1368 land in town of SunenaceKill being a part of lot 49 being the farm formerly issued to Isaac Woodruff deceased bounded – begin at SW corner of said lot thence running E 39 chains 59 links thence N 28 chains 84 links to the N line of said premises thence W 39 chains 59 links to the W line of said lot thence S along the W line 28 chains 84 links to beginning containing 114 acres etc. Wit: David Bonnie Pro: 4 Apr 1832. All signed and examined.


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#851949. [very dim]    PP:162.
14 Oct 1831.    Elisha Oatman Locke, Cayuga Co, NY & Lucy his wife TO Elijah Woolsey of same place for $500 land in Locke etc. etc [too dim to read] begin at NW corner Luther Stowells land etc. contains 90? Acres Wit: James Sherman, Jr. Pro: 15 Oct 1831 before Jas. Sherman. Elisha Oatman, Lucy Oatman [examined]


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#851954.    YY:250.
1 Oct 1835.    Daniel J. Shaw TO David F. Woolsey for $1.00 doth quit claim to Woolsey (in his actual possession) all that land in Locke, Cayuga Co, NY being a part of lot 49 being the farm owned by the late Isaac Woodruff deceased begin at SW corner of said lot thence E 39 chains 59 links but not to run further E than the center of the road running N & S then N along said road 28 chains 84 links then W 39 chains 59 links to W side of said lot then S along said lot 47 28 chains 84 links to the beginning containing 114 acres etc Wit: Samuel A. Waters Pro: 13 Oct 1735 before David Bennie comm.. Daniel John Shaw signed.

Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#851955.    54:142.
19 Dec 1835.     David F. Woolsey & Sarah A. His wife of Locke, Cayuga Co, NY TO Eunice Armstrong widow of George P. Armstrong late of Sumner Hill for $800 parcel in Sumner Hill , Cayuga Co being a part of lot 49 beginning at the SW corner of said lot then E along S line of said lot 39 chains 49 links then N to the SE corner of Amos Rogers' land then W along said Rogers 39 chains 49 links to the W line of said lot then S along said W line to place of beginning containing 57 acres etc Wit: Samuel A. Waters Pro: 24 Mar 1836 bef David Bennie comm. David F. Woolsey, Sarah A. Woolsey [examined]


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#851956.    56: 54.
1 Oct 1835.     David F. Woolsey & Sarah His wife of town of Summer Hill, Cayuga Co, NY TO Amos Rogers of same place for $1000 all that land in SummerHill (formerly Locke) Cayuga Co, begin in W line of lot 49 from the SW corner of said lot then W with said David F. Woolsey etc etc containing 57 acres etc Wit: David Bennie Pro: 31 Mar 1837 bef David Bennie David F. Woolsey, Sarah A. Woolsey [examined]


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#851960.    63:116.
24 Oct 1840.     John Davis & Joyce his wife of Mentz, Cayuga Co, NY TO Stratton WOOLEY of same place for $1060 land in Mentz lot 94 etc 20 acres etc Wit: Hiram Perkins. Pro: 24 Oct 1840. John Davis, Joyce X Davis ex


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY     FHL#851886.    79:238.
17 Dec 1849.      Thomas Chipman & Ruth his wife of town of Locke, Cayuga Co, NY TO Julia Woolsey of same place for $620 all that parcel of land on lot 45 of subdivision 8 in said town begin at NW corner of land of Thomas Chipman then E etc containing about 1 acre etc Wit: Pro: Orland White J. P. Thomas & Ruth examined


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#851898. [very dim]     93:357.
6 Dec 1856.     Elijah Woolsey & Permelia Woolsey his wife of town of Summerhill, Cayuga Co, NY for $740 land in Summerhill part of lot 49 etc [too dim to read] etc 50 acres Wit: DavidBennie signed Elijah Woolsey, Permelia Woolsey [examined]


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#851904.    99:426.
3 Nov 1860.     Jacob P. Harter, Mary Ann Harter of Moravia, Cayuga Co, NY TO Wallace G. Woolsey of same place for $1100 land in lot 83 in town of Moravia, Cayuga Co begin at an oak post in the W margin of Main Street in Moravia village etc containing one rood Wit: A. T. Stephen comm.. Pro: 3 Nov 1860 signed & examined.


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#851905.    100:249.
1 Apr 1861.     Andrew Perry & Elizabeth his wife of Moravia, Cayuga Co, NY TO Simeon L. Tice & Henry R. Woolsey of same place for $900 a parcel of land in town of Moravia, known as lot 83 in said town bounded on N by the village lot of L. O. Aikin & H. N. Brownell deceased, on E by said Brownell's land, on the S by Wm C. Cramers village lot & on the W by Main Street in the village of Moravia etc. Wit: Pro: 1 Apr 1861 bef J. S. Parker, J. P. Andrew Perry, Elizabeth Perry [examined]


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#851906.    101: 309.
31 Dec 1861.     Wallace G. Woolsey of Moravia, Cayuga Co, NY TO Hiram H. Alley for $200 [too dim to read]


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#851909.    104:231.
25 Apr 1863. Daniel B. Stewart & Fanny his wife of Moravia, Cayuga Co, NY TO Walace Wolsey of same place for $400 parcel in town of Moravia, Cayuga Co, NY part of lot 83 and is a village lot of Moravia Village on S side of Cayuga Street begin at NE corner of E. B. Godfreys lot then S etc E etc etc to :N line of H:enry Parkers lot; then N etc etc containing 81 and 54/100 rods of land Wit: E. E. Brown Pro: 27 Apr 1863; Daniel B. Stewart Fanny Stewart [examined]


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#851909.    104:262.
13 Aug 1861.    Henry R. Woolsey & Mary E. his wife of Moravia, NY TO Simeon L. Tice of same place for $100 all that parcel in town of Moravia part of lot 83 bounded N by the village lots of L. O. Aikin and H. N. Brownell deceased, on E by said Brownells land S by the village lot owned by Wm. C. Cramer on on W by Main Street etc Wit: J. L. Parker Pro: 13 Aug 1861 before J. L. Parker, J. P. Henry R. Woolsey, Mary E. Woolsey [examined]


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#851913.    108:79.
5 Oct 1864.    Daniel B. Stewart TO Wallace G. Woolsey [13.83] Too dim to read.


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#851916.    111:219.
15 Nov 1865.    Wallace G. Wolsey & Augusta E. his wife of Moravia, Cayuga Co, NY TO Isaac Butler [13.83] too dim to read. For $1550 [examined]


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#851916.    111:256.
28 May 1864.    Wallace Wolsey & Augusta, his wife of Moravia, Cayuga Co, NY To Henry R. Wolsey of same place for $900 part of lot 83 in said town of Moravia beginning at the NW of E. B. Godfreys Village Lot then S etc then W etc to the N line of Henry P. Parkers village lot etc 81 and 54/100 rods etc Wit: John S. Parker, Pro: 28 May 1864 before John S. Parker Wallace G. Wolsey Augusta E. Wolsey [examined]


A NEW, UNIDENTIFIED WOOLSEY FAMILY


NEW YORK STATE COURT RECORDS – On-Line - JACKSON, on the demise of Spilsbury Et Al., WATSON.
On estate of the Rev. War Soldier, Jacob Spilsbury.
1. Claim for Improvements—What Dependant on—Title.
2. Offer to Pay Before Suit Brought —Costs.

The claim for the value of improvements under the Act of the 5th of April, 1803, will depend on the report of the circuit judge, to whom title must be shown. An offer to pay the appraised value made by the plaintiff before suit brought, will entitle him to costs.

THIS was an application to be paid for the value of improvements pursuant to the provisions of the Act of the oth of April, 1803, ¦entitled, "An Act granting relief to certain persons claiming ' title to lands in the Counties of Cayuga and Onondaga;'" that till the improvements were paid for, execution on the writ of possession might be staid, and that the judgment on the verdict obtained might be entered without any costs of increase.
Mr. W. Woods, in support of the motion, read an affidavit, stating that the patent for the lands, to recover which the action was brought, was in the name of Jacob Spilsbury, who died previous to the 27th of March, 1803. That the defendant, in 1797, settled on the premises under a bona fide purchase, for the consideration of $387.50, and was in possession. That the improvements had not been appraised, nor had the value of them been tendered or paid.

Mr. Hildreth, contra, read an affidavit, mentioning that previous *to bringing the suit, an offer was made to pay the value of the improvements. He urged also, that nothing was disclosed to the court evincing a claim m fee, or that the estate of the defendant was such as would, according to the act, entitle him to the value of his improvements. But admitting it was, it ought to be made appear in a legal manner. This could not be by the mere affidavit of the party. It must be proved by the same evidence as titles are, in other cases, substantiated. That this not being done, the defendant had not made out any right to what he claimed.

Mr. Woods, in reply. The acts point out no particular mode, and this has been adopted.
Per Curiam. Let the plaintiff have leave to perfect his judgment with costs to be taxed, and let all other proceedings be staid, that the defendant mav have it in his power to apply to the Chancellor, under the .second section of the act, as he is entitled to the benefit of its provisions.' As, however, the plaintiff, previous to the commencement of his action, offered to pay the value now demanded, we think him entitled to his costs, and we wish it to be understood, that in future, the claims of defendants to the value of their improvements under this act will depend upon the report of the circuit judge.
1 —Spencer v. White, April, 1799; 2 Bla. Hep., 867, 889, 871; 4 D. & E., 123; sec also Brown v. Cuming, ante, 34 n., and Schemcrhorn v. Schemcrhorn, 3 Calnes' Hep., 190, n.
2.—See Jackson v. Bush, 3 Johns. Rep., 512, and Jackson v. Seaman, Id., 495.


Cayuga County, New York Deed Records 1794-1901; index Auburn, NY    FHL#851933.    I:378.
16 Jul 1808.     Daniel Woolsey of the City of New York & Dinah his wife, John Woolsey & Christina his wife Elizabeth Woolsey all of the same city and Jacob Van Hart [Start?] & Rachel his wife of Calleburgh I Westchester Co of 1st part and John Stevens of Green Bush, Renselaer Co, NY of 2nd part for $200 all that lot in Scipio known by lot 9 ______ for Jacob Spilleberry a private soldier serving in the 2nd Regiment of the line of New York in the Revolutionary War with Great Britain which said Jacob Spillberry is now deceased said Lot 9 containing 500 acres of land etc party of 1st part sells all interest etc Wit: Randle Bentley, Gilbert Smith Pro: 15 Aug 1808 before William M. Bliss - [signed] Daniel Woolsey, John Woolsey, Leprectey X her mark [Dinah?] Woolsey, Cristeen X her mark Woolsey Elizabeth X her mark Wilsey, Jacob Van Hart Rachel X her mark Van Hart . [all examined]

New York State Supreme Court Records.
Penniman against Meigs. Oct- 1812
New York, October 12. Stevens v. Woolsey. A discharge under the insolvent act of this state is a bar to all suits brought in this state, upon antecedent contracts where-ever made.
THIS was an action of assumpsit, brought on a promissory note given in the state of Connecticut. The plaintiff formerly resided in Albany; but, a short time before the note was given, removed to the state of Rhode Island, where he has since resided.

The defendant, after giving the note, obtained his discharge, on the 12th of November, 1811, under the insolvent act of this state. The plaintiff did not assent to the proceedings, nor has he received any dividend of the defendant's estate.

A verdict was found for the plaintiff, subject to the opinion of the court, on the above case. And it was agreed, that if the court should be of opinion that the discharge of the defendant defeated the plaintiff's right of recovery, a new trial should be granted, with costs to abide the event of the suit.

Per Curium. There can be no doubt but that we are bound to consider a discharge under the insolvent act of this state, as a bar to all suits brought here upon antecedent contracts, wherever made. The statute is peremptory and binding on our courts. We cannot afford the party any other or further remedy than what our laws have prescribed. It was for the wisdom of the legislature to say whether foreign contracts should be exempted from the operation of our insolvent act, but they have not made any such exception. A new trial is, therefore, granted, with costs to abide the event of the suit.       


New trial granted.
Stevens against Woolsey And Others.

THIS was an action of covenant, on a covenant in a deed, executed by the defendants to the plaintiff, dated the 16tb of July, 1808, for Lot No. 9. in the township of Scipio, for the consideration of 200 dollars, in which were the usual covenants of seisin and warranty. The defendant pleaded non es factum. It appeared that Jacob Spilsbury, a soldier, was entitled to the lot of land. He died before the end of the revolutionary war, leaving the defendants, his brothers and sisters, and Henry, who was the eldest brother, his next of kin.

Jacob Spilsbury, a soldier in the revolutionary war, entitled to a lot of land, as bounty, died prior to the 27 Mar 1783, before the statute of descents. On the 1 Jul 1808, his brothers and sisters, his next of kin, except Henry, the eldest brother, executed a deed for the land to B. Henry, the eldest brother, had previously conveyed the lot to C. who was in possession under the deed, at the time of the conveyance to B. In an action of covenant brought by B. against the grantors in his deed, for a b reach of the covenant of seisin, it was held that the plaintiff was entitled to recover, the defendants not having shown that they came within the special provision of the 8th section of the act, (sess. 26, c. 88.) passed 5 Apr 1803, and the court would not, by intendment, help the claim of the defendants, in opposition to the title of the presumptive heir at law, and of a bona fide purchaser holding under him at the time.
Henry, the eldest brother, conveyed the premises in question to William Van Ostrum, who was in possession,under that deed, at the time of the execution of the deed by the defendants to the plaintiff.
A case containing the above facts was submitted to the court; and it was agreed, that if the court should be of opinion that the plaintiff was entitled to recover, a judgment should be entered against the defendants for the sum of 200 dollars, with interest from the 16th of July, 1808, to the time of judgment ; otherwise, a judgment of nonsuit was to be entered.

Per Curiam. There could not be a doubt of the plaintiffs right to recover, if it were not for the provision in the 8th section of the act of the 26th session, c. 88.(a) As the soldier, in this case, died before the end of the revolutionary war, he must have died previous to the 27th of March, 1783, and so far the case is within the provision of the act ; but the date of the deed from the elder brother is not stated. It only appears that the lands are held under a purchase from the elder brother, who was, independent of the statute, the heir at law, and that the lands were so held, at the time of the execution of the deed by the defendants. It lay with the defendants to bring themselves within the special provision of the act ; and the court is not, by intendment, to help the claim exercised by the defendants, in opposition to the title of the presumptive heir at law, and of a bona fide purchaser, holding under him at the time.
Judgment for the plaintiff.
(a) That act (sect, i.) declares that all lands heretofore granted by letters patent, to officers and soldiers serving in the line of this state, in the army of the United States, in the late war with Great Britain, and who died previous to the 27th March , 1783, shall be, and are thereby declared to have been vested in the said persons at the time of their deaths respectively. And the 8th section declares that the rules of descent, established by the act, &c. passed the 23d February, 1786, shall apply to, and govern in, all the cases provided for by the 1st section of the act, except where the lands specified in any letters patent therein mentioned, or any part thereof, are held by bona fide purchasers or devisees, under any person or persons who would have been heirs at law of the patentees, if that provision had not been made.


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