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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume Two

(Enclosure No. 1.) — Surrender of Lease by Henry McNeil to Aperahama Tipae

(Enclosure No. 1.)
Surrender of Lease by Henry McNeil to Aperahama Tipae.

1872. 11 January.Whanganui District.This Deed made the eleventh day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy two Between Henry McNeil of Wanganui in the Province of Wellington in the Colonywaikupa of New Zealand contractor of the one part and Aperahama Tipae of Wangaehu in the(Native Reserve.) said Province an aboriginal native of the said Colony of the other part, Whereas by deed of lease bearing date the seventh day of October one thousand eight hundred and seventy and made between the said Aperahama Tipae of the one part and the said Henry McNeil of the other part for the considerations therein mentioned the said Aperahama Tipae did demise and lease unto the said Henry McNeil, All that piece or parcel of land known as the Waikupa Native Reserve situate on the left bank of the Wanganui river in the district of Wanganui containing by admeasurement two thousand two hundred and seventy two acres more or less as the same together with the linkages thereof is more particularly delineated and described in the plan in the margin thereof colored red, To hold the same with all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Henry McNeil his executors administrators and assigns from the day of the date of the now reciting deed for the term of twenty one years subject to the payment of the yearly rent therein reserved and to the observance and performance of the covenants and agreements on the part of the said Henry McNeil his executors administrators and assigns thereby agreed to be observed and performed And whereas the said Henry McNeil has contracted with the said Aperahama Tipae to surrender the premises demised by the hereinbefore recited deed of lease in manner hereinafter mentioned, Now this Deed witnesseth that in consideration of the premises and of the sum of two hundred pounds paid by theReceipt for £200. said Aperahama Tipae to the said Henry McNeil (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) he the said Henry McNeil doth by these presents surrender and yield up unto the said Aperahama Tipae the land and hereditaments demised by the page 251hereinbefore recited deed of lease, as the same are particularly delineated in the plan in the margin hereof colored red with their rights members and appurtenances to the intent that the residue of the term of twenty one years granted by the said recited deed of lease may forthwith be extinguished in the reversion and inheritance of and in the said land and hereditaments, And the said Henry McNeil doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said Aperahama Tipae his heirs and assigns that he the said Henry McNeil has not at any time heretofore done or been party or privy to any act deed matter or thing whereby or by means whereof the premises hereby surrendered are or may become charged or encumbered or prejudicially affected or whereby the said Henry McNeil can be in any manner hindered or prevented from surrendering the same in manner aforesaid. In Witness whereof the said parties hereto have hereunto subscribed their names the day and year first above written.

Henry McNeil.

Signed by the said Henry McNeil in the presence of—

Chas. H. Borlase, Solicitor, Wanganui.
Aperahama Tipae x his mark.

Signed by the said Aperahama Tipae in the presence of—

Thos McDonnell, Licensed Interpreter, Wanganui.
Chas. H. Borlase, Solicitor, Wanganui.