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 Homestead Deeds

Land Map
from proprietors' plan of Raymondtown 1791, taken by Nathan Winslow, Surveyor

text of various deeds relating to previous owners of the property

Richard Manning Jun to James Clark
December 2 1806

James Clark to Thomas Crisp Jordan
March 24 1809

James Jordan to Edward Mayberry
April 25 1817

Benjamin Mayberry to Oliver Mayberry
September 29, 1827

Oliver Mayberry to Edward Mayberry

Edward Mayberry heirs (assumed) to Oliver Mayberry
January 15 1841

Oliver Mayberry to O.A. S. Mayberry
April 17 1860

Oliver and O.A. S. Mayberry to Joseph Mayberry (a mortgage deed showing owners of adjacent land)
April 25 1870

Mayberry + to Aldrich
May 15 1875

Aldrich to Sylvester
September 2 1875

Charles H. Edwards to Elwell S. Lord (sale of Chadeguay Homestead)
June 3 1889

Samuel C. Sylvester to Charles H. Edwards
June 4 1889

Charles H. Edwards to Samuel C. Sylvester (Mortgage)
June 11 1889

C. H. Edwards to J. H. Edwards
February 20 1912

 

 

 

 

Richard Manning Jun to James Clark December 2 1806

Know all men by these presents, that I Richard Manning Jun of Salem in the County of Essex Commonwealth of Massachusetts Gentleman in consideration of the sum of two hundred and eighty dollars paid by James Clark of raymon in the county of Cumberland Yeoman the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said James Clark his heirs and assigns for ever a certain hundred acre lot of land in said Raymond being lot No. nineteen in the twelfth range of lots in said Raymond agreeable to a plan of said Town taken by Nathan Winslow and accepted by the Proprietors of said Town; for the  particular description and bounds of said lot reference may be had to said plan & records of said Town.
To have and to hold the aforegranted and bargained premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof, to the said James Clark his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behoof for ever. And I do covenant with the said Clark his heirs and assigns, that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises; that they are free of all incumbrances; that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Clark to hold as aforesaid. And that I will warrant and defend the same to the said James Clark his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.
In witness whereof I the said Richard Manning Jun have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and six

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James Clark to Thomas Crisp Jordan March 24 1809

Know all men by these presents that I James Clark of Raymond in the County of Cumberland and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Yeoman - In consideration of six hundred dollars paid me by Thomas Crisp Jordan of said Raymond, Gentleman, the receipt whereof O do hereby acknowledge do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Thomas one certain lot of land, being lot No nineteen in the twelfth range of lots in said Raymond.

To have and to hold, the same as as aforesaid granted and bargained premises with all the appurtenances & privileges thereunto belonging to the said Thomas his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behoof forever. And the said James do covenant with the said Thomas that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises, that they are free of all incumbrances, that I have good right to sell and convey the same as aforesaid to the said Thomas, and that I my heirs executors and administrators will warrant and defend the same to the said Thomas Crisp Jordan his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claims of all persons.

In witness whereof I the said James Clark have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of March A. D. one thousand eight hundred and nine.

James Jordan to Edward Mayberry April 25 1817

Know all men by these presents, that I James Jordan of Raymond in the County of Cumberland and state of Massachusetts Yeoman, in consideration of one hundred dollars paid by Edward Mayberry of said Raymond yeoman, the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge give grant bargain, sell and convey unto the said Mayberry and heirs or assigns forever, about twenty seven acres of land situated and lying in said Raymond containing twenty seven acres more or less, being a part of lot numbered nineteen in the twelfth range and the whole of that part of said lot which I hold (?) by deed from Thomas C. (?) Jordan as by his deed to me dated, the third day of November A. D. 1810 and recorded in the County of Cumberland may fully appear only excepting such part of said land conveyed to me by the said T. C. Jordan in the aforesaid deed, and have before this date conveyed by deed to the said Edward Mayberry.

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Benjamin Mayberry to Oliver Mayberry September 29, 1827

Know all men by these presents that I Benjamin Mayberry of Raymond in the County of Cumberland and State of Maine Gentleman in consideration of the sum of six hundred and forty dollars paid me by Oliver Mayberry of said Raymond State and County aforesaid Gentleman the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge do hereby give grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto him, the said Oliver and his heirs and assigns forever one half lot of land situated in said Raymond in said County it being one half of lot numbered twenty in the twelfth range of lots in said town in common and undivided according to the plan taken by Nathan Winslow containing fifty acres be the same more or less

To have and to hold the same with all the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging to him the said Oliver Mayberry and his heirs and assigns to his and their sole use and behoof forever and I do hereby for myself my heirs executors and administrators covenant and engage to and with the said Oliver his heirs and assigns that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises that they are free of all encumbrances that I have good right to sell and convey the same in manner aforesaid and that I and my heirs will warrant and defend the same to him the said Oliver his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful demands of all persons

In witness whereof I the said Benjamin Mayberry and Lois ????? being wife of the said Benjamin Mayberry in token of her relinquishment of her right of dower and power of thirds have hereunto set our hand and seal this twenty ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven

Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of Richard Cook Daniel M Cook

Benjamin Mayberry

Cumberland ? September 29th 1827 Personally appeared the afore named Benjamin Mayberry and acknowledged the above to be his free act and deed

Before me Richard Cook Justice of the Peace Cumberland ? Registry of Deeds received October 2 1827 and recorded from the original Samuel Small Register

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Oliver Mayberry to Edward Mayberry

Know all men by these Presents, that I Oliver Mayberry of Raymond in the County of Cumberland Gentleman in consideration of eight hundred dollars paid by Edward Mayberry of said Raymond Gentleman the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby remise, release, bargain, sell and convey, and forever quitclaim unto the said Edwards Mayberry and his heirs and assigns forever, all the right, title and interest in and to one half of a lot of land situated in said Raymond and numbered twenty in the twelfth range and being the Southerly half of said lot and the same which I hold by deed from Benjamin Mayberry dated September 29th 1827 and also by a ? in deed from William Webb quit claiming to me his interest in ? land and I also sell and convey to the ? Edward Mayberry nine acres of land off of the Northerly half of said lot which I hold by deed from William Webb

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Edward Mayberry heirs (assumed) to Oliver Mayberry January 15 1841

Know all men by these presents, that Mary Mayberry widow of the late Edward Mayberry of Raymond in the County of Cumberland in her right of dower John Webb ? of Windham Martha M. Webb his wife in her right Thomas Webb of ? in the County of Cumberland Eliza Anne Webb his wife in her right Potter J. Mayberry of Raymond in the County of Cumberland Pheoby Mayberry his wife Harrison W. Pike of (said?) Raymond Susan A. Pike his wife in her right in consideration of two hundred & ninety seven Dollars & eighty seven cents paid by Oliver Mayberry of Raymond in the County of Cumberland ????? the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge, do hereby remise, release, bargain, sell and convey, and forever quitclaim unto the said Oliver Mayberry his heirs and assigns forever, all the right, title, and interest, in and to one half of a lot of land situated in said Raymond and numbered twenty in twelfth Range and being the Southerly half of said lot and being the same on which the said Oliver Mayberry now lives.

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Oliver Mayberry to O.A. S. Mayberry April 17 1860

I Oliver Mayberry of Casco in the county of Cumberland, State of Maine in consideration of the sum of $2000 Paid by Oliver A. S. Mayberry the receipt whereof I so hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Oliver A. S. Mayberry his heirs and assigns forever all the real estate I now own in the town of Casco aforesaid to whit: one half of lot #20 in the 12th range, held by deed from Mary Mayberry and others, also 18 acres of the same lot held by deed from William Webb, also that part of the Pine Hill Lot which lies on the westerly side of the road leading from Potter J. Mayberry's to Webbs Mills held by deed from Thomas Merrill ( Morrill) , also a part of lot #21 in the 13th range held by deed from the Trustees of Otisfield Ministerial and School Fund. Also the northwesterly part of lot #17 in the 12th range being 25 acres more or less. Reserving 1/2 of all the lands above described during the term of my natural life the same to be in common and undivided during said time and neither said grantor of grantee having the right to convey any part of said lands without the written consent of the other.

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Oliver and O.A. S. Mayberry to Joseph Mayberry April 25 1870

We. Oliver Mayberry & O. A. S. Mayberry of Casco, County of Cumberland & State of Maine in consideration of the sum of Six Hundred Dollars paid by Joseph S. Mayberry of Otisfield County and State aforesaid the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Joseph S. Mayberry, his heirs and assigns forever, a certain lot of land with buildings thereon standing situated in Casco being the homestead of Oliver Mayberry and bounded as follows: on the Southerly side by land conveyed to Oliver Mayberry by Thomas Morrill; on the Westerly by land conveyed to Oliver & O. A. S. Mayberry by S. S. Brown and John Webb; on the Northerly by land owned by Harrison Edwards & Easterly by land owned by Harrison Edwards & the Amos Jordan heirs.

To have and to Hold the aforegranted and bargained Premise, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof, to the said Joseph S. Mayberry, his heirs and assigns, that we are lawfully seized in fee of the Premise; that they are free of all incumbrances; that we have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Joseph S. Mayberry to hold as aforesaid; and that we and our heirs, shall and will warrant and defend the same to the said Joseph S. Mayberry, his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.

Provided Nevertheless, That if the said Oliver & O. A. S. Mayberry their heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, the sum of six hundred dollars & interest in one year from date then this deed, as also One certain note bearing even date with these presents, given by the said Oliver & O. A. S. Mayberry to the said to pay the sum and interest at the time aforesaid, shall both be void, otherwise shall remain in full force.

In Witness Whereof, We, the said Oliver & O. A. S. Mayberry have hereunto set our hands and seals this twenty fifth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of ? ? S. Eastman

Oliver Mayberry (seal)

O. A. S. Mayberry (seal)

Cumberland, ss Apr. 25 1870

Personally appeared the above-named Oliver Mayberry & O. A. S. Mayberry and acknowledged the above instrument to be their free act and deed. Before me, William F. Cook Justice of the Peace. Received April 28, 1870, at 3 o'clock, P M. and recorded according to the original.

Attest, Eben Leach Register

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Mayberry + to Aldrich May 15 1875

Know all men by these presents, that We O. A. S. Mayberry Betsey Mayberry and Mary M. Mayberry all of Casco in the County of Cumberland and State of Maine in consideration of Fifteen hundred Dollars paid by Cyrus. L. Aldrich of Poland in the County of Androscoggin and State of Maine in receipt whereof, we do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said heirs and assigns forever, three parcels of land situated in said Casco with the buildings thereon and described as follows viz, one half of lot no 20 in the 12th range also eighteen acres in the other half of said lot, both parcels of land conveyed to O. A. S. Mayberry from Oliver Mayberry by his deed of Warranty dated April 17th 1860 and recorded in Cumberland Registry of Deeds Book 377 page 411 to which reference is here made, also a tract of land about forty eight rods in width from the northwesterly side of that part of Pine Hill lot which lies on the westerly side of the road leading from Potter J. Mayberry to Webbs Mills being one half the width of said lot; the dividing line to be that made by Daniel M. Cook January 11th A D 1875

To have and to hold the aforegranted and bargained Premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof, to the said Cyrus L. Aldrich his heirs and assigns to their use and behoof forever. And We do covenant with the said Grantee his heirs and assigns that We are lawfully seized in fee of the premises; that they are free of all encumbrances; that We have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Grantee to hold as aforesaid; and that We and our heirs, shall and will warrant and defend the same to the Grantee his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.

In Witness Whereof, We the said Grantors and Charlotte M. wife of the said O. A. S. Mayberry in testimony of her relinquishment of her right of dower in the above described premises, have hereunto set our hands and seals this fifteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five Charlotte wife of OAS;Betsey widow of Oliver;Mary widow of Edward

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Aldrich to Sylvester September 2 1875

Know all men by these presents, that I, C. L. Aldrich of Poland in the country of Androscoggin and State of Maine in consideration of fifteen hundred dollars paid by Samuel C. Sylvester of Casco in the County of Cumberland and State of Maine the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Samuel C. Sylvester his heirs and assigns forever, three certain lots or parcels of land situated in said Casco with the buildings thereon, and described as follows viz: One half of lot No 20 in the 12th range also eighteen acres in other half of said lot, both parcels of land conveyed to O. A. S. Mayberry from Oliver Mayberry by his deed of Warranty dated April 17th 1860, and recorded in Cumberland registry of deeds book 377 page 411 to which reference is here made; also a tract of land about forty eight rods in width from the northwesterly side of that part of Pine Hill lot which lies on the westerly side of the road leading from Potter J. Mayberry to Webbs Mills being one half the width of said lot; the dividing line to be that made by Daniel M. Cook January 11th A D 1875

To have and to hold the aforegranted and bargained Premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof, to the said Samuel C. Sylvester his heirs and assigns to their use and behoof forever. And I do covenant with the said Grantee his heirs and assigns that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises; that they are free of all encumbrances; that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Grantee to hold as aforesaid; and that I and my heirs, shall and will warrant and defend the same to the Grantee his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.

In Witness Whereof, I the said Grantor and Cynthia A. Aldrich wife of the said C. L. Aldrich in testimony of her relinquishment of her right of dower in the above described premises, have hereunto set our hands and seals this second day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five

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Charles H. Edwards to Elwell S. Lord June 3 1889

This deed does not pertain to the farm, but it does show where Ch. Henry lived prior to buying the Pine Hill property:

I Charles H. Edwards of Casco in the County of Cumberland State of Maine in consideration of Five Hundred Dollars paid by Elwell S. Lord of said Casco the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Elwell S. Lord, his heirs and assigns forever, A certain lot or parcel of land situated in said Casco it being my Homestead farm on which I now live and the same that was deeded to me by Daniel H. Walker & Suzzie Walker and as part of lot numbered nineteen in the tenth range said land is bounded as follows; On the North by land of Richard Mayberry on the easterly side by land of Sumner Lord, on the Southerly side by land of D. H. Edwards, on the westerly side by road to Sucker brook; thence along said brook to Parker Pond, thence northerly along the shore of said Pond to the land of said Richard Mayberry. Said lot contains seventy-five acres more or less.

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Samuel C. Sylvester to Charles H. Edwards June 4 1889

Know all Men by these Presents, That I, Samuel C. Sylvester of Casco, in the County of Cumberland, State of Maine in consideration of two thousand and four hundred dollars paid by C. H. Edwards of said Casco the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge,do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said C. H. Edwards, his heirs and assigns forever, a certain lot or parcel of land situated in said Casco with the buildings thereon, and described as follows: One half of lot No. 20 in the 12 range Also eighteen acres in other half of said lot, Also another piece of land about forty- eight rods in width, from the northwesterly side of that part of Pine Hill lot which lies on the westerly side of the road leading from Potter J. Mayberry's to Webbs Mills, being one half the width of said lot, the dividing line to be that made by Daniel M. Cook January 11th A. D. 1875. Meaning to convey the whole of my homestead farm, it being all the real estate I now own in Casco. I reserve unto myself this year all crops sowed or planted, namely, oats, and potatoes and vegetables.

To Have and to Hold the aforegranted and bargained premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof, to the said C. H. Edwards his heirs and assigns, to their use and behoof forever. And I do covenant with the said Grantee his heirs and assigns, that I am lawfully seized in fee of premises; that they are free of all incumbrances; that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Grantee to hold as aforesaid; and that I and my heirs. shall and will warrant and defend the same to the said Grantee, his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.

In Witness Whereof, I the said Grantor and Rebecca B. Sylvester wife of the said Samuel C. Sylvester in testimony of her relinquishment of her right of dower in the above described premises, have hereunto set our hands and seals this fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine.Signed, Sealed and Delivered, in presence of L. W. Holden

Samuel C. Sylvester
Rebecca B. Sylvester

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Charles H. Edwards to Samuel C. Sylvester (Mortgage) June 11 1889

I Charles H. Edwards of Casco in the county of Cumberland and State of Maine in consideration of twenty-four hundred dollars paid by Samuel C. Sylvester of said Casco the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Samuel C. Sylvester, his heirs and assigns forever, A certain lot of land situated in said Casco and described as follow. One half of lot numbered twenty on the twelfth range. Also eighteen Acres in the other half of said lot. Also another piece of land about forty-eight rods in width from the Northwesterly side of that part of Pine Hill lot, which lies on the Westerly side of the road leading from Potter J. Mayberry's to Webbs' Mills, being one half the width of said lot, the dividing line to be that made by Daniel M. Cook, January 11, 1875. Being the same and all of the land deeded to me this day by said Samuel C. Sylvester.

To Have and to Hold the aforegranted and bargained premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof, to the said Samuel C. Sylvester, his heirs and assigns, to their use and behoof forever. And I do covenant with the said Grantee his heirs and assigns, that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises; that they are free of all encumbrances; that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Grantee to hold as aforesaid; and that I and my heirs, shall and will warrant and defend the same to the said Grantee, his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.

Provided Nevertheless, that if the said Charles H. Edwards, his heirs, executors, or administrators, pay to the said Samuel C. Sylvester, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, the sum of nineteen hundred dollars, two hundred in one year, two hundred in two years, two hundred in three years, two hundred in four years, two hundred in five years, two hundred in six years, two hundred in seven years, two hundred in eight years, and then three hundred dollars in nine years, from the day of the date hereof, with interest on said sum at the rate six per centum per annum, payable annually, then this deed, as also nine certain promissory notes bearing even date with these presents, given by the said Charles H. Edwards to the said Samuel C. Sylvester to pay the sum and interest at the time aforesaid, shall be void, otherwise to remain in full force.

And the said Grantor hereby covenants and agrees with the said Grantee that the right of redeeming the above mortgaged Premises shall be forever foreclosed in One year next after the commencement of foreclosure, by any of the methods now provided by law.

In Witness Whereof, I the said Emma Edwards wife of said Charles H. Edwards in testimony of her relinquishment of her right of dower in the above described premises, have hereunto set our hands and seals this fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine.






 

C. H. Edwards to J. H. Edwards February 20 1912

Warranty Deed

Know all Men by these Presents, that we C. H. Edwards and Emma Edwards of Town of Casco, County of Cumberland and State of Maine in consideration of one dollar and other valuable consideration paid by J. H. Edwards the receipt whereof we do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey, unto the said J. H. Edwards of Casco  his Heirs and Assigns forever, a certain lot or parcel of land with the buildings thereon, situated in said Casco, and being our homestead farm on which we now live containing one hundred acres more or less. We the said C H Edwards and Emma Edwards reserve unto ourselves during our natural lives, full control and use of said premises, without let or hinderence

To Have and to Hold the aforegranted and bargained premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof, to the said J. H. Edwards his Heirs and Assigns, that we are lawfully seized in fee of the premises, that they are free of all incumbrances; that we have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Grantee to hold as aforesaid; and that we and our Heirs, shall and will warrant and defend the same to the said Grantee his Heirs and Assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.

In Witness Whereof, we the said C. H. Edwards and Emma Edwards and relinquishing and conveying our right by descent and all other rights in the above described premises, have hereunto set our hand and seal this twentieth day of Feb. in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twelve.

Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presence of 

L. W. Holden 
R. E. Gay
C. H. Edwards (seal)
Emma Edwards (seal)

State of Maine
Cumberland ss  Feb 20th 1912 Then personally appeared the above named C. H. Edwards and Emma Edwards and acknowledged the above instrument to be their free act and deed.
Before me, Lyman W. Holden, Justice of the Peace

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