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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. 290

Deeds—No. 290.

Tokoroa Block, Omanai River, Hokianga District.

1837. 20 November.Hokianga District.Know all Men by those presants That I Kitucey Chife on the river Hokianga do Seli and fully make over our right title and intrest, and all belonging to certain Lands Tokoroa.Thos. Poynton. [200 acres.] Creeks &c. &c. Knowing by the name of Thoukorowa from the run of water at the Booreedy Tree my former boundrey to the Creek knowing by the name of Warreycowera, and the Creek itself debaring all oathers from, passing or repassing thair in without leave as fare as the tide flow or 4 four Miles up the said Creek or Land to Thomas Poynton, His Hairs, or Assignes for ever for the Kaitoke's receipt. consideration hereafter specifide. And to prevent any disputes hereafter be it further knowing that I Kitucey do sell, assigne and fully make over to Thomas Poynton his hairs and assignes the whole of the said propertey by this instrument beeing fully made over to Thomas Poynton, and by me and mine to be mentained in his just right and title to the said propertey in consideration of my receiving 1 Cask powder 1 Blanket 1 Trowsars 1 Shirt 1 lb. of Tobacco releacing him from all after cleames from anny oather Chife or Chifes whatsoever and in preseance of Witnesses signed by me.

Kituckey x his mark.

Wittnesses to to the Signiture of Kitucey this 20th day of Nov. One thousand eigt hundred an thirty Seven—
Townnewy x his mark.
James McKechnie.
Wyyrooa x his mark.

Mohou and Nuku's receipt. Paid to Mohou and Nuku for thair clame on the Land expresed in this deed, 1 Cask of Powder 1 Large Coate 1 Shirt and 1 pond Tobacco (Nuku) 28 yds. Print 2 pare of Cord Trowars 2 check Shirts and 2 pare of Blankets £1 in Cash.

Mohou x his mar.

No. 197c.O.L.C. A True Copy of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 18th December, 1878.