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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 (Land at), Bay of Islands District

Kororareka (Land at), Bay of Islands District.

Bay of Islands, Sep. 17, 1837.
This Indenture made between Thomas Spicer, dealer, on the one part, and the undermentioned 1837. 17 September.Bay of Islands District. natives on the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the Kororareka. undermentioned goods to the said Natives in hand well and truly paid by the said Thomas Spicer. Thomas Spicer now or immediately before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and they the said Natives of New Zealand hath bargained and sold and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto the said Thomas Spicer his heirs and assigns for ever all that parcel of land situated and being and laying behind the swamps at Kororarika, and bounded on the:——by the Missionarys and on Boundaries. the——the Natives in front by swamp and at back by Natives names hereinafter mentioned as Witnesseth we do put our hands and seals the tenth day of September One thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven.

Amaday her mark x.


Thomas Beobe.

16 lbs. Tobacco, 1 cask Powder, 2 Gowns, £3 Cash, 1 Trowsers, 1 cask powder, 2Receipt. Fowlg-pieces, 1 Blanket, 1 red Gown. Total, £21 . 14. 0.

Ewadi, the Wife of Titore.

To Mr. Spicer.

I the undersigned in the presence of witness whose names are hereunto1838. 3 October. Transfer to G. T. Clayton. annexed pass over unto G. T. Clayton his heirs and executors the land specified the other side this evening for ever and ever.

Thos. Spicer.

Witness my hand this 3rd of Oct., 1838.

True Copy.

H. Tacy Kemp.