Nikiairanga Block, Island of Waiheke, Auckland District.
1838. 8 May.Auckland District.Know
all Men by these presents, That we whose names are
hereunto subscribed and set, Nikiranga.
Natives of New Zealand, for and in consideration of the several articles
mentioned or indorsed on the back hereof being of value of One Hundred and Eight
Pounds sterling William
to us paid by William Webster
residing at Coromandel Harbour, New Zealand aforesaid,
at or before the sealing and
delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged: Have and
each and every of us, Hath granted, bargained, sold, assigned, released and
conveyed, and by these presents, do, and each and every of us doth grant, bargain,
sell, assign, release and convey unto the said. William Webster
, his Heirs, Executors and Assigns, all
that piece or parcel of Land on the Island called Waiheke, Boundaries. [3,000 acres.]
bounded on the South by a creek called Nikiairanga, on the West by the
sea, on the North by the North Point, and on the East by the sea; Together with
all ways, water-courses, trees and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging,
and all the estate, right, title, and interest of us and each and every of us, of,
in, and to the same; To Have and to Hold the said piece or parcel of Land with all
its appurtenances unto the said William
and his Heirs, To the use of the said William Webster
his heirs and assigns for ever. And we
do hereby for ourselves and our Heirs declare that we have not at any time
heretofore sold or disposed of the said Land or any part thereof to any person or
persons whatsoever. And we do hereby covenant and declare that we have good and
lawful right to release the said land unto the said William Webster
and his Heirs, and that it shall be
lawful for the said William Webster
and his Heirs, and all persons claiming under him to hold and enjoy the same
without any molestation or disturbance from henceforth and for ever.
In witness whereof we have hereunto signed our names and affixed our seals, this
eighth day of May in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us, the tenor of the above
having faithfully and clearly explained—
Witnesses— Abraham Marston.
We acknowledge to have received from William Webster
the sixteenth day ofReceipt.
September One thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, 1 musket and 20 lbs. of
Tobacco as security for the within mentioned Land. On the 20th. of April 1838 we
received 3 cloth cloaks, 20 lbs. of Tobacco, 2 chests, 6 Gowns, 6 Fancy Tomahawks,
40 Pipes, 2 Blankets. Also upon the 1st of September 1838, we receive 4 Beaver
Hats, 2 half barrels of Gunpowder, 20 Hoes, 20 Fancy Tomahawks, 50 lbs. Tobacco,
24 Handkerchiefs, 8 Blankets, 36 Jews Harps, 2 dozen Shirts and £15 cash. Amount
of Goods paid by the said William
to the undersigned belonging to the Ngati Muru: 4 Muskets, 2 casks
Gunpowder, 4 spades, 50 lbs. Tobacco.
tangata hina x.
Witness— Charles Walker.
Amount of Goods paid by the said William Webster
to the undersigned Ngati Poua.
|2||Half barrels Gunpowder||12||10||0
|3||dozen Jews Harps||0||18||0
A True Copy of Original Deed.No. 305i.O.L.C.
H. Hanson Turton.
4 June, 1879.