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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. 262

Deeds—No. 262.

Te Koki Block (John Marmon), Hokianga District.

1834. 12 April.Hokianga District.Know all men by these presents that Raumati a Native Chief of New Zealand hath this day namely the twelvth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred Te Koki.John Marmon. and thirty-four Bargained sold transferred alienated and set over And doth by these presents bargain sell transfer and alienate all my right title claim and demands whatsoever to all that piece or parcel of Land called or known by the name of the Koki [400 acres.] bounded by the river Hokianga in the front on the East by the river Hokianga up that river to Lands belonging to Receipt. the said John Marmon on the West by the Creek Hua Taw extending up that creek to the Creek Waikidi and from thence by a line by compass bearing inland East by North till it cuts the Eastern boundary Together with all timber waters water courses rivers Bays streams inlets rights of ways and every other property appertaining thereto to John Marmon of the Hokianga aforesaid Sawyer his heirs and assigns for ever for and in consideration of the following Goods viz. Eleven Muskets, One hundred and fifty pounds weight of Gunpowder, three Boat Axes, three hundred weight of Lead, one Fowling piece, two Shirts, one pair fustian Trousers, one bag of Shot, one leather Cap, one Boat Cloak, and one large Rug, the receipt whereof I the said Raumati doth hereby acknowledge as a full and sufficient payment for the Lands, Timber &c. as aforesaid. And I the said Raumati doth hereby for myself, my Heirs and Assigns covenant and declare that the said John Marmon his Heirs and Assigns shall and lawfully may at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly enter upon and enjoy all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances and take and receive the rent issues and profits thereof to and for his and their own use and benefit without any hinderance molestation or interruption whatsoever from me the said Raumati my heirs and assigns or any person or persons whatsoever And I the said Raumati my Heirs and Assigns shall do everything in our power to secure and protect the said John Marmon his Heirs and Assigns in the peaceable and quiet possession of the said piece or parcel of Land In Witness whereof I the said Raumati have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day of the Year first within written.

Raumati his x mark. l.s.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of—
Robt. Hunt.
John Wells his x mark.

Nos. 158 and 158a.O.L.C. A True Copy of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 25th November, 1878.