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Maori Deeds of Old Private Land Purchases in New Zealand, From the Year 1815 to 1840, with Pre-Emptive and Other Claims

Kororareka Block (G. T. Clayton), Bay of Islands District

Kororareka Block (G. T. Clayton), Bay of Islands District.

Know all men by these presents that we the undersigned Native Chiefs of Kororareka 1839. 13 September.Bay of Islands District. (situated in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand) do hereby voluntarily and without force, give up and deliver unto Captn. Geo. Thos. Clayton, his heirs, Executors, Agents or Kororareka.G. T. Clayton. Assigns all that part or parcel of land, situated upon the aforesaid Kororareka, and formerly belonging unto Captn. Robert Duke whose right and title unto the said land we fully acknowledge, and that the said Captn. Robert Duke having made over unto the aforesaid Geo. Thos. Clayton his claim thereunto we fully acknowledge the said Captn. Geo. Thos. Clayton to be now the rightful owner of the property as shewn in the plan [7 acres.] of Estate annexed hereunto and done by Mr. Thos. Florence a.d. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-five. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seals at Kororareka Bay of Islands a.d. One thousand Eight Hundred and thirty-nine, the the thirteenth day of September in presence of—

William Korokoro. x Ewaie mark. E Tohu his x mark. x E hara mark. E Ruauko his x mark. E Pai his x mark. E Raki his x mark.

Witnesses to Signatures—

Benjn. E. Turner.
John Johnson.
Thos. Bateman.
A. Gray.
Philo B. Perry.