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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

Deeds—No. 396

Deeds—No. 396.

Mangemangeroa Block, River Waihou, Thames District.

Know all men by these presents that we whose names and seal are hereunto subscribed 1839. 23 November. Thames District. and set Native Chiefs of New Zealand for and in consideration of the several articles Mangemangeroa mentioned or indorsed on the back hereof being of the value of £102 Sterling to us W. Webster. paid by William Webster (now residing at Coromandel Harbour on the Coast of New Zealand aforesaid) at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Have and each and every of us Hath granted bargained sold assigned released and conveyed and by these presents Do and each and every of us Doth according to our respective shares and proportions grant bargain sell assign release and convey unto the said William Webster his heir executors administrators and assigns All that piece or parcel of land bounded on the East by the River Thames running Boundaries. [1,500 acres.] from a place Mange Mange Roa to a place called Otungaio, from thence to a mount called Turoa, from thence to a mount called Hincraupara, from thence to Mangemangeroa aforesaid Together with all ways, waters, watercourses, hedges, ditches, trees, page 358 and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining and all the estate right title and interest of us and each and every of us of, in, and to the same To have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land with the appurtenances unto the said William Webster and his heirs To the use of the said William Webster his heirs and assigns for ever. And we do hereby for ourselves and our heirs declare that we have not at any time heretofore sold or disposed of the said land or any part thereof to any person or persons whomsoever. And we do hereby covenant and declare that we have (according to our respective shares and proportions) good and lawful right to release and convey the same to the said William Webster and his heirs and that it shall be lawful for the said William Webster and his heirs and all persons claiming under him to hold and enjoy the same without any molestation or disturbance from henceforth and for ever. In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed our seals this 23rd day of November in the year of our Lord 1839.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of The tenor of the above having been faithfully and clearly explained—

John Hearne Webster.
L. Allan MacKaskill.

Receipt. List of Articles we acknowledge to have received from William Webster, viz. 18 Blankets, Two 50 lb. Casks of Powder, Two 25 do. do., 24 Shirts, 150 lbs. Tobacco, 12 Spades, 60 Pipes, 12 Gown pieces, 6 prs. Duck Trousers, 6 prs. Drawers, 2 Chests, 4 quires Paper, 2 pieces Print, 50 lbs. Powder, 10 Cartouch Boxes.

A true Copy.

Henry Clarke, Intr.

No. 305b.O.L.C. A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 27th August, 1880.