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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. 214

Deeds—No. 214.

Kororareka Beach (Back of), Bay of Islands District.

Know all men by these presents That We Native Chiefs belonging to Kororareka in the 1839. 13 September.Bay of Islands District. Bay of Islands New Zealand known by the names of E wai, E tete, E rari, E paru, E terokai, E towi, do hereby bargain and sell and bequeath unto Benjamin Evans Kororareka Beach.B. E. Turner. Turner to his Executors Heirs and Assigns, to have and to hold the lawful and peaceful possession now and for evermore, all that piece of land situated at the North end of page 198Kororareka Beach (at the back of the Beach) bounded on the North end by the land of J. S. Polack running up a creek by two certain trees called the Booredie, and continuing to run up the ridge of a hill by the name of —— and still running along the top of the Boundaries. [7 acres.] hill to the other end of the said hill and then running the ridge on the other side the hill, and bounded on the South side by the land of a small portion of Wm. Connolley and Thos. Spicer and continuing across the flat by the land of Capt. Clayton crossing the Creek. We the undersigned do agree in consideration of the sum of twenty nine pounds cash with Twenty One Shirts, One Fowling Piece, Three Boxes of Caps; Four pieces Print, Twelve Blankets, Four pair Trowsers, do hereby feel ourselves perfectly satisfied and from henceforth give up all claim to the said Land unto the said Benjamin Evans Turner or his heirs executors or assigns for evermore. Therefore we E wai, E tete, E rari, E paru, E terokai, E towi do put our hands and seals on the Thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine. Receipt. Received the sum of Twenty Nine Pounds, and Twenty One Shirts, One Fowling piece, Three boxes Caps, Four pieces Print, Twelve Blankets, and Four pairs Trowsers.

E wai his mark. l.s.
E tete. L.S.
E rari. L.S.
E paru. L.S.
E terokai her mark. l.s.
E towi his mark. l.s.


M. E. Murnin.
Fras. Hodgkinson.
Joseph Meyrick.
Peter Moody.
John Johnson.

A True Copy. Delivered into Court this 16th day of October, 1842.

M. Richmond.
E. L. Godfrey.

A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.No. 233.O.L.C.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 20th January, 1879.