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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

(Enclosure in No. 282.) — Transfer from Francis White to the Wesleyan Mission

(Enclosure in No. 282.)
Transfer from Francis White to the Wesleyan Mission.

Mr. Francis White on his part hereby agrees to sell to the Revd. John H. Bumby for 1839. 26 September.Te Maire.Wesleyan Mission. the Wesleyan Missionary Society for ever, a certain parcel of land with the timber and everything else it may contain according to the following Boundaries, viz.:—
From the original Mission Land at the Maire point, proceeding up the Wairere [500 acres.] Creek as River frontage as far as a small brook called Pahawa Nui, the mouth of which at the front of the Mangrove trees is called "Te Tikapu." This frontage forms the boundary to the Northward and Eastward proceeding up the aforesaid brook Pahawa Nui to its termination, and from thence taking a straight line S.W. by Compass, according to Mr. Francis White's original Deed until it comes into the Ara-para at the top of the hill called Pukekoukou, thence taking the course of the aforesaid Ara-para, i.e., the road leading from Waima in North Western direction till it unites with the original Mission property.
And the aforesaid Mr. Francis White has therefore this 26th day of September in Receipt. the year of our Lord 1839 Sold and made over and given up all claim to every advantage and privilege connected therewith to the aforesaid Rev. John H. Bumby for, the Wesleyan Missionary Society for ever, in consideration of the following articles of payment, viz.: 8 Blankets 10 Iron Pots 6 Razors 6 Shaving boxes 6 Razor Cases 2 Looking Glasses 6 Combs 6 Knives.
It is consequently further agreed by and between the Rev. John H. Bumby for the Division boundary. Wesleyan Missionary. Society, and the aforesaid Mr, Francis White for himself and assigns, and heirs for ever that the Boundary of the Mission Land on the North Western and Western side shall be as follows, viz. From low water mark of the Creek which empties itself into the main river Hokianga at the North West point of the Mission Land called the Mata, and proceeding up the aforesaid creek called the Mata as far as its first main division where we have this day cut a long mark in a large Stone by the Stream, and by thence proceeding by compass in a straight line East and by South until it reaches the aforesaid Ara-para, i.e. the road to Waima where we have this day put up a Totara post marked M and W. thus forming an unbroken inland boundary to the Mission Land. Whereunto we the undersigned have affixed our hand and seal this 26th Sept. 1839.

Francis White.
John H. Bumby.

In presence of—
Samuel Ironside.
William White Jun.
Charles Creed.
Titus Angus White.
William Stones.
William Woon.

True Copy.

J. Davis, Int.

A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Transfer.No. 389e.O.L.C.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 24th November, 1879.