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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. 380

page 344

Deeds—No. 380.

Makariri Block, North Harbour, Coromandel District.

1837. 4 June.Coromandel District.now all men by these presents That we whose names and seal are hereunto subscribed and set, Native Chiefs of New Zealand for and in consideration of the several articles Makariri.of Merchandise mentioned or endorsed on the back hereof being of the value of Two William Webster.Hundred and Eight Pounds Sterling to us paid by William Webster now residing at Coromandel Harbour on the coast of New Zealand aforesaid At or before the 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 Boundaries. [250 acres.]William Webster his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, All that piece or parcel of land situated at the Northern end of Coromandel Harbour, commencing at the small passage called Wenua akuru and running along to a marked tree by a fresh water run a little to the Northward and Eastward of a beach called Te awha and thence across the neck Northerly course to low water mark, including the whole of the neck to the Westward of the marked tree Together with all ways, waters, watercourses, 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, containing by estimation about 250 acres more or less, To have and to hold the said piece or tract of land with the appurtenances unto the said William Webster 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 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 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 subscribed our names and affixed our seals this fourth day of June in the year of our Lord 1837.

Te Arakuri.
Te Tawaroa his x mark.
Taurua her x mark.
Te Aomarere her x mark.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of, the tenor of the above having been faithfully and clearly explained Witness— H. Downing.
George Gage.

Receipt.We hereby acknowledge to have received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture, of the within named William Webster, the undermentioned Articles, being the full consideration within mentioned to be paid and given to us for the sale and conveyance of the said land and appurtenances within mentioned.
4 Superior Double Guns5800
1 Cask ½ Tobacco6000
30 Blankets3000
4 Cloaks1200
10 Boxes percussion Caps200
8 Casks powder2500
36 Shirts7 00
10 Iron pots5 0 0
4 Womens Shawls4 0 0
24 Handkerchiefs2 0 0
6 Caps3 0 0
£208 0 0

Te Tawaroa his x mark.
Taurua her x mark.
Takoto his x mark.
Arakuri his x mark.


Henry Downing.
George Gage.

A true copy.

Henry T. Clarke, Intr.

No. 305.O.L.C.A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington,30th May, 1879.