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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. 99

Deeds—No. 99.

One-Tree Hill (Land near), Onehunga, Manukau District.

This Indenture made the 21st day of October 1844. Between Wanganui alias Tauteri 1844. 21 October.Manukau District.One-Tree Hill. J. H. Watt. a Chief of the Nate Whatua residing at Okahu near Auckland in the Territory of New Zealand on the one part and James Haldane Watt of Auckld. aforesaid Watchmaker on the other part Witnesseth that whereas the said James. Haldane Watt did on the 18th day of October current deliver to the said Wanganui alias Tauteri One Silver Watch and one Gold Ring together of the value of Ten Pounds Ten Shillings sterling as the agreed-on price for the piece or parcel of Land aftermentioned the receipt whereof he Receipt. the said Wanganui alias Tauteri doth hereby acknowledge And whereas he the said Wanganui alias Tauteri did upon delivery of the said Watch and Ring as aforesaid execute in Maori a document of the tenor and contents following, "Akarana Oketopa Original agreement. 18, 1844. Kua wakaae a hau kia Himi Wati ki te wahi whenua hei utu mo te wati mo te Rini. Ki raro i te wahi kua hokoa e ia imua kei reira tahi ano e takoto tahi ana. Wanganui." Anglice—"Auckland October 18, 1844. I agree to let James Watt have the piece of ground in payment for the Watch and the Ring, the piece below the ground I sold him before both being Together." Now this Indenture also witnesseth that in consideration of the Articles paid by the said James Haldane Watt to the said Wanganui alias Tauteri for the absolute purchase of the piece or parcel of land aftermentioned as aforesaid and without hurt or prejudice to the document above quoted sed accumulando jura juribus the said Wanganui alias Tauteri doth hereby grant bargain convey and assure unto the said James Haldane Watt and his heirs All that piece or parcel of Land (delineated on the Map or Plan on the margin hereof) lying to the East or North East of One Tree Hill in the parish of Waitemata and county of Eden and bounded as Boundaries. [400 acres.] follows: on the North by land partly belonging to — Moffit and partly to Paora, on the East by the land of the Native called William Hobson, on the South by land partly belonging to Te Rawhiti and partly to —— and on the West by the Lands of the said James Haldane Watt formerly purchased by him from the said Wanganui alias Tauteri. In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto put their hands the day and year first above written.

Na Wanganui.
J. H. Watt.

Signed and delivered by the said parties (the whole deed having been previously read over and its nature and import fully explained in Maori to the said Wanganui alias Tauteri by D. R. Gale of Auckland) in presence of—

D. R. Gale, of Auckland Gent.
Barnet Keesing Storekeeper.

A True Copy of Original Deed.No. 67.P.C.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 21st July, 1880