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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. 390

page 353

Deeds—No. 390.

Puhirahi Block, Harbour of Coromandel, Coromandel District.

Know all men by these presents that we whose names and seal are hereunto subscribed 1839. 13 December. Coromandel District. and set, Native Chiefs of New Zealand for and in consideration of the several articles mentioned or indorsed on the back hereof being the value of Forty-two Pounds sterling Puhirahi. to us paid by G. W. White now residing at Matata on the Coast of New Zealand aforesaid, G. W. White. 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 according to our respective shares and proportions, grant bargain sell assign release and convey unto the said G. W. White, his heirs executors administrators and assigns all that piece or parcel of Land called Puhirahi, bounded by Waipapa Creek and Poutehenui one mile Boundaries [200 acres.] inland together with all ways waters water courses hedges ditches trees and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining 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 the appurtenances unto the said G. W. White 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 whomsoever and we do hereby covenant and declare that we have, according to our respective shares and proportions good and lawful right to release and convey the same to the said G. W. White and his heirs, and that it shall be lawful for the said G. W. White and his heirs and persons claiming under him to hold and enjoy the same without any molestation or disturbance from henceforth and for ever. In witness whoreof we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed our seals this thirteenth day of Decr. in the year of our Lord 1839.

Na te Rongonui.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of, the tenor of the above having been faithfully and clearly explained Witness—
W. E. Cormack.
William Webster.

List of Articles we acknowledge to have recd. from George Wm. White.Receipt. Eight Muskets, five pieces Print, four pair Duck Trousers, do. do. Fustian, six cotton shirts, two regatta do., five pr. Blankets, 1 pr. cord Trousers, two coats, three Caps, two casks Powder, Cash 12/- one Coat. Total £42 . 12 . 0.

[Same signatures as above.]

A true Copy.

Henry Clarke, Intr.

Coromandel Hr.20 June 1840. We the undersigned hereby acknowledge that we have this day received from Mr.Second payment. G. W. White the following payment, viz. one cloak, Two Pounds cash, One Waistcoat, one Cedre Box, and one bag Shot being amount in full due to us for a piece of land called Waipapa in Coromandel Harbour, which land was sold by our consent and request according to a deed bearing date the thirteenth day of Dec. 1839, by Native Chiefs whose signatures are in said deed.


Witness—A. McGregor.
John Lander.

A true Copy.

Henry Clarke, Int.

Coromandel Hr.

Recd. on the 24th August 1840 from Mr. G. W. White, the Third payment forThird payment. Land as per Deed and known by the names of Puhirahi, Waipapa Creek, and Waiwakairo. This being the last and final settlement required by us Native Chiefs of New Zealand; and we severally give up to Mr. G. W. White, all right title and claim to the above mentioned land from this date and for ever. Goods recd. as following, viz., 1 pr. Ducks, 15 lb. Tobacco, 6 cotton shirts, 4 Blankets, 8 pieces Gown, 1 Double Gun, 3 coats, 100 lb. Lead, 3 Waistcoats, 3 Spades, l lb. Thread, 1 lb. Powder, Total £39 . 4 . 2.

Na tawiri.
Na Parehatara.
Na Piripi.

Richd. Wise.
W. W. Berry.

A true Copy.

Henry Clarke, Intr.

A True Transcript of Certified Copies of Original Deed and Receipts.No. 302.O.L.C.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington,29th April, 1879.