John Robins, mariner from Teignmouth, to Robert Holdsworth, merchant from Dartmouth, release of a plantation at Ferryland in
Newfoundland, April 13, 1765, for £100.
"This Indenture Written on parchment Stampt according to the several Acts of parliament and made this Thirteenth day of April In the fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty five - Between John Robins of Teignmouth in the County of Devon Mariner (Only son and Heir at Law of his deceased father John Robins late of Dartmouth in the county aforesaid Mariner) of the one part and Robert Holdsworth of Dartmouth aforesaid Merchand of the other part Witnesseth that the said Robins party hereto for and in consideration of the Sum of One hundred pounds of Lawful money of Great Britain to him in hand paid by the said Robert Holdsworth at or before the sealing and delivery hereof The receipt whereof he the said John Robins party hereto doth hereby confess and acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and of and from every part and parcel thereof Doth acquit Release and discharge the said Robert Holdsworth his Heirs Executors and Administrators and every of them by these presents He the said John Robins party hereto Hath Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Released Engrossed and confirmed and by these presents Doth Grant Bargain Sell Alien & Release Engrosse and confirm unto the said Robert Holdsworth (In his Actual possession now being by Virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made for one whole year by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents and Executed before the Execution hereof and by force of the Statute for transferring Uses into possession) and to his Heirs and Assigns All that plantation Situate lying and being at Ferryland in Newfoundland Bounded on the North part with a Ships room called Cold East, On the south part with a Ships room and the Lands of Thomas Holdsworth merchant dec'ed father of the said Robert Holdsworth and Richard Passmore Merchant deceased On the East with Ships room And on the West with the Lands or plantations of the late John Keats Esq'r One of his Majesty's Justices of the peace at Ferryland aforesaid of which said plantation the said John Robins the father was the first occupier or possessor and the same was confirmed to him by Charter from the then Governor of Newfoundland aforesaid but now the said plantation is in the possession of the said John Robins party hereto or his Tenant or Tenants Together with all Ways paths passages Waters Watercourses Easements proffits Commotities Advantages Hereditament and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said plantation belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewithal commonly used occupied or Enjoyed as part parcel or member thereof or of any part thereof And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Duties and Services thereof and of every part thereof And all the Estate Right Title and Interest use Trust possession Term and Terms for years property Claim and demand whatsoever in Law and Equity of him the said John Robins party hereto of in and to the same and of in and to every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances Together with all Deeds Writings Scripts and Illimments which touch or concern the said premises or any part thereof now in the Custody or power of the said John Robins party hereto or which he can or may Get or come by without Suit at Law or in Equity To have and to hold the said plantation and all and singular other the premises hereby Granted and claiming or which shall or may at any time hereafter have or lawfully claim'd any Estate Right Title or Interest of in or to the said premises hereby granted & released or meant or Indended so to be or of in or to any part or parcel thereof shall and will from time to time & at all times hereafter stand upon the reasonable request and at the cost and charges in the Law of the said Robert Holdsworth his Heirs or Assigns or some of them Make Do Levy Execute Acknowledge & Suffer Or cause to be made Done Acknowledged Levyed Executed and Suffered all and every such further & other lawful and reasonable Act and Acts Thing & Things Devise & Devises Assurance & Assurances Conveance & Conveyances in the Law whatsoever for the better and more perfect Assuring and Conveying the said plantation & premises hereby Granted & Released or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said Robert Holdsworth his Heirs and Assigns According to the true Intent and meaning of these presents Be it by Fine or Fines Recovery or Recoverys Release or Confirmation or by either of the said ways & means or by an other ways & means in the Law as by the said Robert Holdsworth his Heirs or assigns or any of them or by his or their Council Learned in the Law shall be reasonably Devised or Advised and required And so as the person or persons that shall be required to make or Execute the same be not compelled or compellable for the doing thereof to Travel from their respective habitation or Habitations In Witness whereof the parties aforesaid to these present Indentures their hands and Seals Interchangeably have put the day and year first above Written."
Signed by Robins at bottom edge, with his red wax seal between "John" and "Robins." Blue revenue tax stamp (I Shilling VI Pence) affixed at left margin.
At verso is acknowledgment signed by John Robins, witnessed by Elizabeth Bawdan and John Lampen, and "G R" adhesive seal.