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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. 271

page 240

Deeds—No. 271.

Hautapu Block (John Marmon), Hokianga District.

1835. 22 September.Hokianga District. Know all Men by these presents That We the undersigned Native Chiefs of the River Hautapu.John Marmon. Hokianga in New Zealand Hath this day namely the Twenty-Second day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, Bargained Sold Transferred Alleniated and Set Over All our rights Titles Interests Claims and demands Whatsoever To All That piece or Parcel of Land lying and being situated on the River Hokianga Fronted by that River from the Autopi at Rawhia or from John Marmon's former purchase of Rawhia to the Creek Wari Wari Kauri, And up the aforesaid Creek [250 acres.] to a small Creek known or called by the name of Taurapariko Situated about one hundred yards this side of the Land House and Premises of Alexander Thomson, And from the last mentioned creek by a circular line along the Top of a circular ridge of Hills to the Autopi or the back boundry line of Rawhia, Together with all Timbers Waters Watercourses Rivers Bays Streams Rivulets Inlets Rights of Ways and every other Property Appurtaining thereto to John Marmon of the River Hokianga aforesaid, Sawyer &c. His Heirs and Assigns for Ever, For and in consideration of One pair of Blankets One Beaver Hat, One pair of Trowsers, One New Shirt, Five Pounds of Tobacco, and the sum of One Pound in Cash, Which I Raumatti One of the Receipt for cash and goods. Undersigned hereby on my part acknowledges to have received as My full sufficient and just payment for the Lands Timbers &c. aforesaid, And I the Ruinui One of the Undersigned hereby on my part acknowledges to have received in like manner from the said John Marmon Viz. One Bag of Shot and Ten Pounds of Powder Which is considered by me a full and a just Equivient for the Lands Timbers &c. heretofore described in this Deed or Transfer, And to prevent Litigation hereafter, We do hereby Jointly and severally Declare to all Men that the Lands Timbers &c. &c. included in the boundaries described in this Instrument Was just previous to the Signing and Sealing of same the sole and undisputed property of Us the Raumatti and the Ruinui whose names are hereunto attached, And that we will at all times assert our former Rights and hereafter from this date the right of the said John Marmon thereunto (as it is this day conveyed by us as aforesaid) against all other Claiments whatsoever who may petend to have a claim on the Property aforesaid. In Witness whereof We have hereunto set our hands and seals the day of the year first within written.

Raumatti his x mark. l.s.
Ruinui his x mark. l.s.

Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of where no stamps are used—
John Wells his x mark.
J. S. Odeland.
Alex. Thomson.

Endorsement. I the undersigned Tau Nui Chief on the Hokianga having made a claim on the land specified in the within deed do by these presents give up all such claim acknowledging to have received from John Marmon the full payment for such claims and bind myself to protect the said John Marmon in the enjoyment of the said land.

Tau Nui his x mark.

Geo. Poynter.
Charles de Thierry.

No. 158c.O.L.C. A True Copy of Original Deed and Endorsement.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 26th November, 1878.