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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. 397

Deeds—No. 397.

Hikutaia Block, River Waihou, Thames District.

1839. 23 November.Thames District.Know all men by these presents That we whose names are hereunto subscribed and set Hikutaia.Native Chiefs of New Zealand for and in consideration of the several articles mentioned L. A. McCaskill.or endorsed on the back hereof being of the value of £250 Sterling to us paid by Lachlan Allan McCaskill gentleman now residing at Coromandel Harbour New Zealand 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 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 Lachlan Allan MacCaskill his heirs executors administrators and assigns All Boundaries. [8,000 acres.] that piece or parcel of land called Hekataia which is bounded on the North side by a Creek called Hekataia on the East side by a range of hills or mountains called Kaiaroa on the South side by a line drawn in a Westerly direction from a place called Waretawa unto the main river called Waihou at a place called Pirori containing about 1,000 acres more or less Together with all ways waters watercourses trees and all appurtenances of what kind soever belonging to the same 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 all the appurtenances thereof unto the said Lachlan Allan McCaskill and his heirs To the use of the said Lachlan Allan McCaskill his heirs and assigns for ever And we do hereby for ourselves and our heirs covenant and declare that we have good and lawful right to release and convey the whole of the aforesaid land unto the said Lachlan Allan McCaskill 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 The tenor of the above having been faithfully and clearly explained.

Ko tawiri his x mark.
Ko Kawhero his x mark.
Ko Rangituia x.
Ko Hinea his x mark.
Ko ta owati his x mark.
Ko Warerau his x mark.
Ko te Karaka his x mark.
Ko te horita his x mark.
Ko Aute his x mark.
Te Warerau his x mark.
Ko Watina his x mark.
Ko te moana his x mark.
Ko te Matapihi his x mark.
Ko te Rewa his x mark.
Ko tai oura his x mark.
Te Kawhena his x mark.
Ko te amo his x mark.
Ko nga waka his x mark.
Ko nga potae her x mark.
Nga pi his x mark.
Ko hau wenua his x mark.
Ko tohi his x mark.
Ko Wetea his x mark.
Te haua his x mark.
Te Wakaiti his x mark.

John Hearne Webster.
William Webster.

page 359 40 pairs Blankets 300 yards Printed Cotton 300 yards Calico 30 Spades 40 Axes 30 Hoes 40 Tomahawks 200 lbs. Powder 300 lbs. Tobacco 100 Shirts 200 lbs. Shot 50 Iron Pots 13 Muskets. Waiau 23rd November 1839.Receipt. We acknowledge to have received from Lachlan Allan MacCaskill the several articles above mentioned, namely 80 Blankets 300 yards Calico &c. &c. (as before) being the several articles mentioned and valued at £250 Sterling in the deed or writing on the other side and being in full of all demands for the land sold and conveyed to him by the said Deed or writing.

A true Copy.

Henry Clarke, Intr.

A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.No. 143a.O.L.C.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington,26th August, 1880.