Transcription of Selected Worcester County Deeds
These deeds were obtained from the Worcester County Registry of Deeds, in Worcester, MA, and transcribed at various times between Aug 2000 and Sep 2002, by Roderick B. Sullivan, Jr.
Know all People to whom these presents shall come greeting, know thee that I Seth Wheelock of Charlton in the County of Worcester and state of Massachusetts in New England Yeoman for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred and forty pounds to me in hand paid before the ensealing hereof well and truly paid by Edward Wheelock and Paul Wheelock of Charlton in the County aforesaid Yeoman the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and for [given] other good [...] and considerations here unto [moveing] have [relinquished?] released sold and forever quit claim and by these presents do for myself my heirs assigns [?] release sell and forever quit claim unto the said Edward and Paul all right of title I now have or ever had to all the land that my late father, Capt. Paul Wheelock Died [...] of in Charlton with the Building, Wall the appear tenancy together with all the Estate right Title interest use [property?] claim and Demand what, owner of him the said Seth Wheelock which do now have or any time heretofor had of in to the aforementioned premises with the appear [...] or to any part thereof or which at any time heretofore has been [...] occupied or [...] of part or parcel of these [...] to have and to hold all the afore granted and [...] premises with the appertenances to them the said Edward and Paul their heirs and assigns forever with the Revision and Revisions remainedor or remaindors there or any part or parcel thereof forever that neither I the said Seth or any of my heirs or any other person or persons claiming from or under me or them or in the same or right or stead or one or them shall or will by any way or means claim or challenge or demand any estate right title or interest of in and to the aforesaid premises with the appertenances or any part or parcel thereof forever but I the said Seth Wheelock, to for my self any heirs Executors and administration Covenant to and with the said Edward and Paul their heirs [and?] assigns the said [...] granted and relayed premises with the [...] [...] priviledges and appertenances thereto belonging to the said Edward and Paul their heirs and assigns forever to [...] to secure and Defend against the lawful claim and Demands of any person or persons claiming under [one] of my heirs as aforesaid forever by these presents for [witness] whereof I the said Seth Wheelock have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of [...] in the year of our lord AD 1777.
Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presense of us
Jacob Davis, Rebeckah Davis, Worcester, Nov 3, 1777 [...] Seth Wheelock subscriber to the above.
Know all men by these presents that I Paul Wheelock of Charlton in the County of Worcester and State of the Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman have [assigned] released and by these presents [do?] for myself my heirs executors and administrators [...] [...] release and forever quit claim unto Edward Wheelock of [...] same town county state aforesaid yeoman all the right I now have or ever had to certain [tract?] or piece of land that my late father did [...] of in Charlton [...] Captain Paul Wheelock as by the last will and testament of my said father will fully [app....] of land is bounded as follows: [...] Beginning at a high way leading from Charlton meeting house to Spencer thence on a northerly course of the road now in to Land belonging to Ezekiel [Willis?] thence East [162?] North by the said Willis land to land belonging to Elder Nathaniel Greene thence South [162?] East by the said Greene land to [...][...]stone thence east [162...] North by the said Greene land to a to a highway thence southerly by said high way to a stake and stones across said highway butting on the [...] original lot thence East [162...] North on the line of the old lot by land of [...] Green to land of Deacon Nathaniel Jones thence South [162...] East one hundred twenty four rods by the Jones land to land of Nehemiah Stone thence West [162...] South partly by land of said [Jones?] and partly by land of Jedidiah Bliss and partly on land of [...] [Bates?] to the first mentioned bounds all within said bounds [...] [...] with all the privilidges and appertenances there unto belonging or in any [...] appertaining unto the said Edward Wheelock together with the part of the Dwelling House [...] the two North Rooms on the floor with the two upper rooms on [...] South Side with one half of the garrets on the North Side of said house with one half of the Celler room under said house with the Barn South of the House and one half of the corn barn and one half of the pew in the meeting house in Charlton all which priviledges and buildings above mentioned of I Paul Wheelock do freely fully and absolutely by these presents quit claim to the said Edward Wheelock and to his heirs and assigns forever all that rights and title that I now have or ever had to the above [...] [premisses?] in such a manner as aforesaid and that the said Edward his heirs Executors administrators and assigns shall and may from time to time forevere hereafter peacably and quietly use and occupy and enjoy the above [denoted?] premises in manner as aforesaid without any molestation from or under me the said Paul which quits claim I bind myself my heirs Executors and administrations firmly by these presents [under?] [...] and whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred seventy seven.
Signed by Paul Wheelock
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Seth Wheelock, Caleb Ammidown, Worcester Nov 13, 1777, [then?] Paul Wheelock Subscriber to the above instruments personnally appeared and acknowledged the same [...] [...] and [...] before me. Recd Nov 13, 1777 entered and [xe....] to Nathl Baldwin Regs
Know all men by these presents that I Edward Wheelock of Charlton in the County of Worcester and state of Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman have [assigned?] [released?] [and?] by these presents do for myself my heirs executors and administrators [...] release and forever quit claim unto Paul Wheelock of this same Town County and State a [...] said yeoman all the right I now have or ever had to a certain tract or piece of land that my late father, Capt. Paul Wheelock [...] of in Charlton or by the last will and testament of my father [will?] [full?] [app...?] land is bounded as follows - Beginning at a high way leading from Spencer unto Charlton Meeting house from thence west [...] [...teen] degrees south to land of Ebenezer [...] [...] thence north [162...] west partly by the said Hammonds land and partly by land of Peter [...] one hundred and sixty four rods to land of Benjamin Wweelock thence East [162...] North to the [stake] and [stones] by land of said Benjamin Wheelock that is known by the name of [common] of the [New] lot thence Northerly by land of the said Benjamin to land of Ezekial [Wilks?] thence [easterly?] by said [Wilkes?] land to [the...] highway thence [southerly] by said highway to the [first] mentioned corner all within [...] bounded by the same [...] together with all the priviledges and appertenances thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining to him the said Paul together with the part of the Dwelling house [...] the two south rooms [on?] [...] ground with the [....] thereunto belonging with the two upper rooms in [...] northside of [said?] house together with the south [...] [...] [...] of the garret with the on half of the celler rooms under the house, with a [con...] [..oom] for to [...] a yard to said Barn with [...] one half of the [...] barn with the one half of the pew in the Meeting House in Charlton all which priviledges and [...] above mentioned I the said Edward Wheelock do for [ever] full and absolutely by these presents quit claim to the said Paul Wheelock and to his heirs and assigns forever all that right and title that I now have or ever had to the above [denoted] property in such a manner that the said Paul his heirs Executors administrators shall and may from time to time forever hereafter peaceably and quietly after occupy and enjoy the above denoted premises in manner as aforesaid without any molestation from or under me the said Edward which quits claim I bind myself my heirs Executors and administrations firmly by these presents [under?] [...] and whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred seventy seven.
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Seth Wheelock, Caleb Ammidown, Worcester Nov 13, 1777, [then?] Edward Wheelock Subscriber to the above instruments personnally appeared and acknowledged the same to be his free acts and deeds before [...] Joseph Wheelock [...] Recd Nov 13, 1777 entered and [....] [...] Nathl Baldwin Regs
Paul Wheelock to Edward Wheelock Book 87, pg 385 1783
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To all people to whome these presents shall come I Abigail Wheelock of Charlton in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Widow send Greeting, Know ye that I the said Abigail Wheelock for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds to me in hand at and before the ensealing and delivery [hereof?] [...] by Edward Wheelock of the same Charlton yeoman the receipt whereof I do hereby Acknoledge and for [....] [...] good causes and considerations me here unto moving have [resigned?] relieved sold and forever quit claim and by these [forefeits?] for myself and my Heirs do [...] release sell and forever quit claim unto the said Edward Wheelock his heirs and assigns forever all the priviledges and right that was given to me in the last will of my late husband Paul Wheelock late of Charlton deceased in and to the lands and building [lying] on the [east] [side] of the road leading from the Baptist Meeting House in Charlton to Spencer meeting house together with all the said Edwards [grant] of my maintenance that he was by said will enjoined to find for me also the one half of that part of my maintenance that was enjoined by said Will on Seth Wheelock to do for me, he the said Edward having obligated to said Seth to perform said half together with all the [estate?] right title claim and demands whatsoever of mine the said Abigail Wheelock to the [premises] aforesaid and as [...] part and parcel thereof --- so have and to hold all the afore [...] and [...] [...] [...] with the appertanances to him the said Edward Wheelock his heirs and assigns forever, so that neither I the said Abigail Wheelock nor my Heirs, nor any persons claiming unders me or them shall have any right title or interest therein but there [from] shall be without [...] and I the said Abigail Wheelock do for myself and my Heirs, executors, administrator, covenants and with the said Edawrd Wheelock his Heirs and assigns to warrant and [...] the premises aforesaid against the lawful claims, and demonds of an [...] claiming under me or my Heirs -- In witness whereof I the said Abigail Wheelock have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth Day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three.
Signed sealed and delivered Abigail (her mark) Wheelock
In the presence of Adams Wheelock, Daniel Town
Worcester [...] January 21 1794 then personally appeared Abigail Wheelock Signer
To all people to whom these presents hall come, Greeting. Know ye, That Edward Wheelock of Charlton in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts yeoman ---
For and in Consideration of the Sum of four hundred pounds L.M. to me in Hand before the ensealing hereof, well and truly paid by John Wheelock of Spencer in the County aforesaid yeoman --- the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, and [...] therewith fully satisified and contented; and thereof, and of every Part and Parcel thereof, do exonerate, acquite and discharge him the said John Wheelock his Heirs and Assigns forever, a certain tract of land in Charlton aforesaid containing about one hundred and [seven?] acres [as the same?] more or less together with all the buildings [l]and on this farm [...] [...] barn North of the house to which is Paul Wheelock, with the privilege of the barnyard and [land under] the barn so long as said barn stand on the square bounded as follows: beginning by a [...] road that goes from Charlton to Spencer by Capt. Edward [Ber..is?] house at the southeast corner of said Paul Wheelock's land from thence [...] North by said Paul land sixty four rods to [Lorach?] [Hatings?] land, thence southwardly by said [Lorach?] land to land that I have heretofore sold to said [Lorach], thence eastwardly by said sold land to the east side of the aforesaid road then Southwardly by said [road] [till] it comes to [...] lands of said [Lorach?] and thence easterly by said [Lorachs?] land by land belonging to Nehemiah Stone all [...] [...] to Eli Jones land, thence Northwest by said Eli Jones land one hundred and sixty four rods to land of Daniel Bacon and Ebenezer Bacon, from thence Westerwardly by said Bacons land to the road aforesaid from [...] by said road to the boundry just mentioned [...] the road aforesaid through the preimises [and] [also] [...] the aforesaid Paul Wheelock the privileges that he had a right to claim of one in the [...] by virtue of the Deed I gave him formerly.
To Have and to Hold the said granted and bargained Preimses with all the Appurtenances, Privileges and Commodities to the same belonging or in any wise appeartaining to [having] the said John Wheelock his Heirs and Assigns forever. To his and their only proper Use, Benefit and Behoof forever. And I the said Edward Wheelock for [...] Heirs, Executors and Administrators, do Covenant, Promise, and Grant to and with him the said John Wheelock his Heirs and Assigns, that before the ensealing hereof [...] the true, sole and lawful Owner of the above bargained Premises, and [...] lawfully seized and possessed of the same in [...] own proper Right as a good, perfect, and absolute Esatate of Inheritance is Fee Simple: And have in [...] [...] good Right full Power and lawful Authority, to grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm said bargained Presimses in Manner as aforesaid: and that said John Wheelock his Heirs and Assigns, shall and may from Time to Time, and at all Times forever hereafter, by Force and Virtue of these Presents, lawfully, peaceably and quietly Have, Hold, Use, Occupy, Possess and Enjoy the said demised and bargained Premises with the Appurtenances, free and clear, and freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated and discharged of, from all and all Manner of former or other Gifts, Grants, Bargains, Sales, Leases, Mortgages, Wills, Entails, Jointures, Dowries, Judgements, Executions or Incumbrances, of what Name or Nature forever, that might in any Measure or Degree obstruct or make Void this Present Deed.
Furthermore I the said Edward Wheelock for [...] [...] Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, do Covenant and Engage the above demised Premises to him the said John WHeelock his Heirs and Assigns, against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever, forevere hereafter to Warrant, Secure and Defend the these Presents. [In witness thereof?] I the said Edward Wheelock with Martha my wife in token of her relinquishing her right of [third?] or Power in the [premises?] have hereunto fit our hand and seal this sixteenth day of December in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred ninety three.
Edward Wheelock (Seal) Martha X Wheelock (Seal)
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us Adams Wheelock, Daniel Town
Worcester [...] January 21 1794 themselves formally appeared Edward Wheelock signer to the [...] Deed, acknowledged this same to his free voluntary act Before me - Caleb Ammidown Jun. [...]
To all People to whom these Presents shall come, greeting. Know ye, that I Benjamin Wheelock of Mendon in the County of Worcester in the province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Husbandman for an in consideration of the Parental love good will and natural affection that I have and do bear unto my beloved son Jonathan Wheelock now resident in the country gore Husbandman this duty to one the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and one felt therewith fully satisfied and contented and thereof an of every part and parcel thereof, do exonerate, qcquit and discharge him, said Jonathan Wheelock his heirs, executors and administrators for ever by these presents: have given granted alined, conveyed and confirmed, an by these presents do freely, fully, and absolutely given, aliene, convey and confirm, unto him the said Jonathan Wheelock his Heirs and Assigns for ever, one [mostly] or half part of the [aforementioned] acres of land in County of Worcester aforesaid lying and being in a [...] acres commonly called the Country Gore said piece or parcel of land being of [southerly] par of three hundred acres of land that I here to fore purchased of Jonas Clark of Boston being bounded Northerly on land of James Alford easterly on land of Phillip Newell southerly on lands of town of Oxford and westerly on land of Wiliam Hard and to be equally divided into quantity with a direct line [front] of said three hundred acres all an equal breadth from Oxford line.
To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premisses, with all the appurtenances, priveledges and commodities to the same belonging, or in any wiise appertaining to him the said Jonathan Wheelock his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Benjamin Wheelock for my self, heris, executors, and administrators, do covenant, promise and grant to and with him the said Jonathan Wheelock his heirs and assigns, that of the ensealing herof, same the true sole and lawful owner of the above-bargained presmisses, and am lawfully seized and posessed of the same in my own proper righ, as a good, perfect, and absolute estate of inheritance in fee-simple. And him in my self good right, full power, and lawful authority, to grant, convey and confirm, said bargained premisses, in manner as aforesaid' and that of said Jonathan Wheelock his heirs and assigns, shall and may from time to time, and at all times for ever hereafter, by force and virtue of these presents, lawfully, peacably and quietly have, hold, use, occupy, posess and enjoy the said demised and bargained presmisses, with the appurtenances free and clear, and freely and clearly acquitted, exonerated and sicharged from all and all manner of former or other Gifts, Grants, Bargains, Sales, Leases, Mortgages, Wills, Entails, Jointures, Dowries, Judgments, Executions, or Incubrances of what Name or Nature soever, that might in any measure or degress obstruct or make void this present deed.
Furthermore, the said Benjamin Wheelock for my self my heirs, exectuors, and administrators do covenant, and engage the above demised premises to him the said Jonathan Wheelock his heirs and assigns, aginst the lawful claims or demands of any person or persons whatsoever, forever, to warrant, secure and defend by these presents. Dated the tenth day of November Anno Dommini 1735.
Benjamin Wheelock his mark and seal signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Sanford John Sanford Worcester Mendon Nov 16 1735 of above named Benjamin Wheelock personally appeared and acknowledged of above writing [judgement] to be his free act and [deed] before me Daniel Taft Justice of peace Sep 20 1738 Recd and accordingly entered and Execd.
To all people to whom these presents shall come - Benjamin Wheelock of Mendon in the county of Worcester in the province of the Masachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman Sendeth greeting Know ye that the said Benjamin Wheelock for and in consideration of Parental love and affection which have and to bear to award my son Paul Wheelock of Mendon aforesaid labourer have given granted alienced disposed conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do fully freely clearly and absolutely give grant aliene dispose convey and confirm unto him my said son Paul Wheelock his heirs and asignes forever one full moiety or half part of a certain tract of land which I bought and purchased of Jonas Clarke of Boston Brazier by one deed dated the fourth day of January anno Domini 1722/3 which land is the seventh lott in number in the 10000 acres which lott was sold to the said Jonas Clarke by William Dudley Esq Thomas [...] Esq and [...] How Esq a committee chosen by the great and general assembly of this province to sell and dispose thereof as belonging to the proince the said land is scituate lying being between town of Oxford Leicester and Brookfield the said [...] parcel of land before the ensealing and delivery of this deed being in partnership between my son Jonathan Wheelock and my self and undivided bounded northerly on land of James [Alford?] easterly on land of Phillip Howell southerly on town of Oxford westerly on land of William Ward Esq according to the known and recorded bounds thereof together with [...] rights profits priviledges and apper etc. as in any [...] appertainences to have and to hold the above granted premises together with all and singular the appurtenances thereof unto him my said son Paul Wheelock his heirs and assigns forever or as above said as a good sure and [...] estate of inheritance in fee simple forever free and clear and clearly acquitted and discharged of and from all manner of former and other gifts grants bargains [...] [...] [...] charges and incumbrances whatsoever had made committed [...] suffered to be done by me the said Benjamin Wheelock my heir or assignes as any since or times before of ensealing and delivery of these presents in testimony whereof I have here unto let my hand and seal this fifth day of March in the thirteenth year of the reigns of our Sovereign Loren King George Second and in the year of our Lord 1739/40 Benjamin Wheelock his mark and seal signed sealed and delivered in presence of us 'tis to be noted that before the ensealing and delivery of these presents [ye?] part that is herein given to the above said Paul Wheelock shall be the northerly part of the said tract the southerly part being by the grantor given to his son Jonathan Wheelock as posessed and improved by him in presence of us as above said Jacob Aldrich William Hayward Josiah Marshall Worcester March 5th 1739/40.
Benjamin Wheelock the above named grantor personally appearing acknolwedged the above written instrument to be his free act and deed before me Daniel Taft justice peace December 13th 1742 received and accordingly entered and examined.
To all People to whom these presents shall Come Benjamin Wheelock of Mendon in the County of Worcester in the province of the Massachusetts Bay in new England Yeoman -- Sendeth Greeting Know ye if I the said Benjamin Wheelock in Consideration of that Parental Love & affection which i have and Do bear toward my well beloved son David Wheelock of Mendon aforesaid and to promote his Comfortable Settle ment Have given granted alienced Enscossed Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents Do fully freely Clearly & absolutely Give grant aliene Enscose Convey & Confirm unto him my said son -- David Wheelock and to his heirs and assigns for Ever a Certain Tract or parcel of Land Containing an hundred & fifty acres be the same more or Less Scituate Lying and being att a place Called & Known by the name of the Country Gore bordering on Oxford and Leicester which Land I bought of Joseph Stratten of Marlboro and is bounded Easterly on Land wch I Lately Gave to my son Paul WHeelock Southerly by Land of the Revd [Nehemiah? - possibly Nathll] Stone of Harwick. Westerly on Land of Col. Edward Winslow Northerly by the [???tion] Line Together with all the right profite priviledges and appurtenances that in any wise appertain thereunto -- To Have & To Hold the above granted premises Together with all and singular the appurtenances thereof, unto Him my said Son David Wheelock His heirs and assigns for Ever as a good sure and [Indisseazable?] Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple free and Clear & Clearly acquitted and Discharged of and from all and all manner of former and other Figts Grants Bargains [...] [...] Troubles Charges and Encumbrances What so Ever has made Comitted Dade or Suffered to be Done by one the said Benjamin Wheelock my heirs or [...] at any TIme or Times or Times before the Ensealing and Delivery of this presents in Testimoney whereof I have hereunto Let my hand & seal this fifteenth Day of August in the fourteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lored King George the second and in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hunderd & Forty.
Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of us
Benjamin Wheelock (his mark & seal)
Worcester Oct [...] 6th 1740 Benjamin Wheelock the above named grantor personally appearing acknowledged the above written Instrument to be his free and voluntary oat and Deed Before me Danl Taft.
August 18 1748 Recd & accordingly entered from [...] J. Chandler
To all People to Whom These Presents shall come Benjamin Wheelock of Mendon in the County of Worcester in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman Lendeth Greeting. Know now ye that I the said Benjaman Wheelock in that Parental Love and Affection which I have and do bare toward my well beloved Daniel Wheelock of Uxbridg in the county affor sd Husbandman And to promote his comfortable Settlement and for other considerations he hereunto mo[?]ing have gave given Granted Alined [...] [...] confirmed and by these Presents [...] Do fully freely clearly & absolutely give grant Aline [...] convey and confirm unto Him my sd son Daniel Wheelock and to his Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain Tract or Parcel of land Situated Lying and being in the Township of Uxbridge aforesaid Said Tract Containing by Estimation about one Hundred Acres [...] same more or less Rounded Southerly By Land by Captain Israel Arnold Easterly by land of Captain Gershom Keith Northwardly on Common Land by an heap of Stones thence on a Strat Line to a Chestnut Tree marked so on said Line by oack Trees marked and further by on heap of Stones thence to Land of Benjaman Taft Thence Southerly on Said Tafts Land till it comes to Land of Benjeman Archer thence running Southerly till it comes to the South West corner being an heap of Stones thence runing Eastwardly till it comes to the Land of the Said Captain Arnold [or] however otherwise it may appear to be bounded by the Records Kept for the Use of the Propritas of the Town of Mendon or Uxbridge Together with all the Edifices thereon with all the Improvements Rights Profits Priveldge and appertanances thereunto and to every part thereon belonging and in anywise appertaining To Have and to Hold the above granted Premisses together with all and Singular the appurtances Thereof unto Him my Said Son Daniel Wheelock and to his Heirs and assigns forever as a good [...] and [...] Estate of Inheritance in Free simple free and clear and [...] and Discharged of [...] from all and all manner of from and other [...] grants Bargains Sales Title [...] [...] & encumbrances whatsoever had maded committed done or suffered to be done By me the Said Benjaman Wheelock my Heirs assignes at any Time or Times before the Ensealing as [...] of these Presents and from whatsoever might in any measure or degree [...] make void this presents Deed either in whole or in Part for Testimoney whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal as also my wife Rebekah Wheelock has hereunto set her hand and Seal in Testimoni other Relinguish [...] and Resignation of all her Right Title and [...] [...] of Dowry and thirds of in and unto the Presmisses this twentyth sixth Day of September in the Therteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second Anno Domini one thousand seven Forty Benjamin (his mark) Wheelock & seal Rebekah (her mark) Wheelock & seal Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us Silas Wheelock David Wheelock Worcester [...] 1740 Benjaman Wheelock and Rebeckah Wheelock his wife the aforesaid witnesses personally appearing acknowledged the above witnesses instrument to be thence [...] at and Deed before me Daniel Taft Justice & [...] 1740 [...] [...] Entered and [...] John Chandler