John Fuller of Newton, MA, USA

 Land Purchase from Joseph Cook, 1658

Transcribed by NEHGS, Boston – 2013
Compiled by W. L. Fuller

Book 2, p. 180-181


Mr. Joseph Cook to Jno Fuller


for 16000






750 Acres of land in Cambridge





To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come Joseph Cooke of Cambridge in the Massachusetts New England Gent. Send greetings know that the said Joseph Cooke for and in consideration of one hundred and three score pounds whereof ninety two pounds nineten schillings & eight pence in hand payd by John Fuller of Cambridge aforesaid, where of & whomm is he the said Joseph Cooke doth acknowledge himself fully satisfied, contented & payd & thereof &of one part (& parsell) thereof do exonerate, acquit, and discharge the said John Fuller his heyres, Executors, & Administrators and entire of them forever by these presents, the residue loan to be payd Hath given, granted, bargained, sold, enforced & confirmed, and by those presents do give, grant, bargained, sell, enforced & confirmed unto the said John Fuller, his farme in Cambridge & aforesaid, containing seaven hundred & fifty acres (part meadow & part upland) be there more or less. One side of the said farme is bounded with the River called Charles River on the north the one end of the said farme bounded with a winding part of the same River west the other side bounded with the farme that or late was mr Samuel Shepard South ( a private line winding between) the other end is bounded with the ground of Thomas Park & Craft. To have and to hold the said farms with all the rights, priviledges & appurtenances thence unto belonging as before butted & bounded together with all deeds, side notes, writings, scripts, & minutes, touching or concerning the premises unto the said John Fuller his hayres and Assignes forever. And the said Joseph Cooke for himself, his hayres, Executors & administrators doth renounce and grant to & with the said John Fuller, his hayres & Assignes by these presents. That he the said Joseph Cooke, this day hereof the date hereof & standeth lawfully seized to his own use of and in the said bargained prmisses & entire part thereof with the appurtenants thereof in a good, perfect & absolute state of inhabitance in Fee simple and hath himself full power, good rights & lawfull authority to grant, bargain, sell, convey and assure the same in maner & form aforesaid. And that the said John Fuller shall & may forever here after peaceably & quietly, have, hold, & injoy the said bargained prmisses, with all the rights, priviledges & appurtenances thereof as aforesaid, free & clear & thereby acquitted & discharged, of and from all former bargains, [sales], gifts, grants, joynt estate, dowrey, titles of dower, mortgages, forfeiture, judgements, extents, executions and all other acts & incumbrances what so on, had made,

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committed & done, or suffered to be done by the said Joseph Cooke his Hayres or assigns, or any person or persons, claiming by from or under him, from, or any of them or had made, done or committed, or to be done or committed, by any other person or persons lawfully claiming, any rights, title, or interest to the same or any part thereof, whereby the said John Fuller his heyres of assignes shall or may be hereafter molested or lawfully exitted out of possession or deprived thereof. And further that the said Joseph Cooke & his heyres, at the reasonable request, and that the cost & charges in the law of the said John fuller his heyres & and assigns, shall & will performe and do or cause to be performed & done, any such further act or acts as the said Joseph Cooke, shall be there unto advised  or required by him the said John Fuller his heyres of assigns, for a more full & perfect form enjoying and assuring the said premises and entire part thereof according to the Laws of this jurisdiction. And Lastly Elizabeth Cooke the wife of the said Joseph Cook, doth  by these presents fully and freely yield and give up all her right, title, dower, & interest of & into the said premises, unto the said John Fuller his heyres & assigns forever. In witness whereof the said Joseph Cook, & Elizabeth his wife have hereunto put their hands & seals, the two and twentieth day of decem[be]r in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred fifty eight


John Fuller

22 Dec 1658

Signed sealed & deliv[ere]d
In the presence off
Edward Collins

Joseph Cooke & a seal
Elizabeth Cook her mark
“E”    & a seal

Attest[ed] by Robert Howard not: pub.

Mis[tres]s Elizabeth Cooke did according to Law freely yield Her right two thirds, august 27 1661

Ri: Billingham Dept. Gov’t.

Entered & Recorded the 13th of
January 1661[/2]
By Thomas Danforth Record[e]r



County Land Records Office, Middlesex South Registry of Deeds, 208 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141, USA.

Transcribed from a copy of the original Deed.

Deed -1658 Land Purchase, Cambridge (Newton), MA page 1

Deed – 1658 Land Purchase. Cambridge (Newton), MA page 2