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

[Deeds—No. 425.]

Deeds—No. 425.

Ruakokowai Block, Waikato District.

1874.Waikato District.Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Morrin in the agreement hereunto annexed mentioned in consideration of all money expended by me for on account of Ruakokowai. or in respect of the land described in the said Agreement hereunto annexed (which the Native Chief Ranginui hath 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 assign transfer and assure unto Assignment. Her Majesty Queen Victoria All and every right Title interest claim or demand whatsoever which I have or possess in to or in respect of All that piece or parcel of land situate on the East bank of the Waikato and known by the name Te Rua Kokoae as the same is described in the schedule to the said annexed agreement To hold unto Her Majesty Queen Victoria Her heirs and successors for ever. In Witness Whereof the said parties have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals.

Thomas Morrin.

Signed, sealed, and delivered by the said Thomas Morrin in the presence of—

Thos. Buddle, Solicitor, Auckland.

Lease to Thomas Morrin, Auckland.

We the undersigned do and each of us doth hereby agree to please unto Thomas Morrin his heirs executors and assigns for the term of twenty one years to be computed from 1873.Lease to Thomas Morrin. the date of the issue of Certificate by the Native Lands Court All that piece or parcel of land situate on the East bank of Waikato and known by the name of Te Rua Kokoae bounded as described in the schedule hereto. Yielding and paying rent at the rate of Five pounds sterling per annum for each and every one thousand acres contained until such time as the said Thomas Morrin his heirs executors or assigns shall stock said land with sheep and at such time the said Thomas Morrin his heirs executors or assigns shall pay an additional Five pounds stg. p. annum for each and every one thousand acres contained in the said block of land.

And we further agree that so soon as the said land shall have passed through the Native Lands Court we will when called upon so to do sign and execute to the said Thomas Morrin his heirs executors and assigns a good and valid lease of the said land on the terms herein contained In Witness Whereof we have hereunto signed our names this day of one thousand eight hundred and seventy three at

Ranginui.

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Signed by Te Ranginui in the presence of—

George Drummond Hay, Licensed Interpreter, Cambridge;

and

John Wilson, J.P., a Justice of the Peace in and for the Colony of N.Z.

Boundaries. The undermentioned boundaries include the above mentioned block Te Rua Kokoae Huihuitoha Te Mara-o-Karaka Te Waipuna Kota awa-o-Waikato tetehi rohe.

Ranginui.

Signed by Te Ranginui, in the presence of—

George Drummond Hay, Licensed Interpreter, Cambridge;

and

John Wilson, J.P., a Justice of the Peace in and for the Colony of N.Z.

A True Copy of Original Assignment and Lease.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, July 15th, 1875.