John Fuller of Newton, MA, USA

 Land Purchase from John Macoone – 1676

 Transcribed by NEHGS, Boston – 2013

 Book 6, p. 59 – 61

To all people to whom these presents shall come greeting. Know [ye] that I John Macoone of [Cambr.] in the [coun.] of midd. In New England for and in consideration of sixty pounds [sterl.] [ – ] [ – ] well and truly payd in current money of that plate by John Fuller of the sawd town, yeom. The [ – ] whereof I do by those presents acknowledge, and  therewith to be fully satisfied & contented and  thereof & of [ – ] [ – ] and parcel there of



John Macoone


John fuller

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60John Fuller 





22 Acr. Of land & buildg in



5 acr. Near [ – ] Falls




do fully, clearly, & absolutely, [ – ] acquit, & discharge him the said John Fuller his executors & administrators forever by these presents, Have given, granted, bargained, & sold, [allowed] [ – ] & confirmed, & by these presents do fully & absolutely grant, bargain, & sell , [alien], [enfootte], & confirmed unto him the said John Fuller one [messuage] or tenement, scittuate, lying & begin in [Cambr.]  abosonamed, containing one dwelling house & barns, with about twenty two acres of land adjoynin there unto, and is bounded highway northerly, Jno Jacksons land, & Thomas Danforths westerly & southwest also Jno Jackson land easterly with five acres land more [ – ] the falls on Charles river. To have & to hold the above granted & bargained premises be the same more or less with all the privileges & appurtenances to the same [ – ] or in any [wise] belonging without the [ – ] or denyall of [wes] the said John Macoone my heyers or assigns to him the said John Fuller, his heyers and assignes for ever to [his] and their  only proper use & [behooth]. And I the above named John Macoone forever, my heyrers executors and admtx do coven’t, promise, & grant to and with the said Jno  Fuller his heyers and assignes by these presents that I the said john Maccone have good right, full power, and lawfull authority to grant bargain, sell & [ – ] the above granted  premises to him the said John Fuller his heyers and assignes forever. And that he the said John Fuller or his heyrs & assigns shall & may at all times and from time to time forever here after [peaceably]& quietly have hold, occupie, possess


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injoy the above granted premises, without the [let] denyall, or contradiction of [ – ] the said John Macoone, my heyers, executors, administrators and assignes them or of any of them or of another person or persons clayming & having any lawfull right, title or interest therein by from, or under [ – ] or by, from, or under Richard woods [Deced] who was the late owner thereof & by [ – ] purchased of his relict widow Sarah woods, & Thomas woods her son they being impowered to make sale thereof by the [coun.] court held at [Cambr.] Aprill 7 1674 or by any other person or persons whatsoever (the lawfull clayment & use of the highway that [ – ] thorow the above bargained premises only excepted) In witness hereof I the above named John Macoone, as also Mary my wife in acknowledgment of her [free] consent to this [ – ] & deed have hereunto put or hands & seales this thirteenth day of Aprill. In the year of our Lord [ – ] one thousand six hundred seaventy & six.



how he came by it.

highway excepted

13 April 1676

Sealed & ddIn the presence offJob Hindes

Thomas Wood

his + mark

Joshua Woods

John Macoone & a seal

his mark +

Mary Macoone & a seal

her mark +

John Macoone & Mary his wife

Do acknowledge this instrument to

Be there act & deed. 18.3.77

Before Thomas Danforth Assisst.

Entered 18.3.77

By Thomas Danforth Recordd