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

[Deeds—No. 423.]

Deeds—No. 423.

Pukemuka Block, Waikato District.

1873. 13 March.Waikato District.Know all men by these Presents that I Charles Tothill in the agreement hereunto annexed mentioned in consideration of all money expended by me for on account of or in respect of the land described in the said agreement hereunto annexed (which the Natives Pukemuka. Rei Paehua Wohatoi Herekana Punoke and te Rawaraki have agreed by the said agreement to lease to me as therein mentioned) having been repaid to me on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) I do hereby Assignment. assign transfer and assure unto Her Majesty Queen Victoria, All and every right title interest claim and demand whatsoever which I have or possess in to or in respect of All page 588that piece or parcel of land situate at Waikato and called or known by the name of Pukemuka as the same is described in the Schedule to the said annexed agreement, To hold unto Her Majesty Queen Victoria her heirs and successors, In Witness Whereof the said parties have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their Seals.

Charles Tothill.

Signed sealed and delivered by the said Charles Tothill in the presence of—

Thos. Buddle, Solicitor, Auckland.


Ngaruawahia, 13 March, 1875.
Agreement to lease.We the undersigned do and each of them doth hereby agree to lease unto Charles Tothill his heirs Executors administrators and assigns for the term of Twenty one years to be computed from the date hereinafter mentioned all that piece or parcel of land situate at Waikato and called or known by the name of Pukemuka, bounded as described in the schedule hereto, yielding and paying rent at the rate of Five Pounds sterling for each and every one thousand acres therein contained until such time as the land shall have passed through the Native Land Court and shall have been stocked with sheep and at such time the said Charles Tothill or Edwin Torrens Brissenden shall pay an additional Five Pounds per annum for each and every thousand acres contained in the said block and we further agree that so soon as the said land shall have passed through the Native Land Court we will when called upon so to do sign and execute to the said Charles Tothill and Edwin Torrens Brissenden or their assigns a good and valid lease of the said land on the terms herein and for a term of Twenty one years from the date thereof, In Witness Whereof we have hereunto signed our names.

Rei Paehua.
Herekana x his mark.
Punoke x his mark.
te Rawaraki x his mark.

Signed by Rei Paehua Wakatau, Herekana and Punoke in the presence of—

J. W. Preece, Licensed Interpreter, Auckland.


Schedule.All that piece or parcel of land situate at Waikato and called or known by the name of Pukemuka, Bounded as follows—Commencing at Pukemuka thence to Huihuitaha thence to Ngutumore thence by the Waipa Stream to Ngamokai-a-Mutu thence to Pukemuka.

Rei Paehua.
Herekana x his mark.
Punoki x his mark.


J. W. Preece.

A True Copy of Original Deed, Agreement, and Schedule.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, July 14th, 1875.