This deed is for an undeveloped parcel in Wenham, with Thos. Bath, Daniel Dodge himself, and Thomas Patch as abutters. The "Mr." honorific indicates respect for Daniel Dodge as a graduate of Harvard and local schoolmaster.

It'll take some more time and energy to locate this one on a map. The witnesses, Jonathan Kniles and Elizabeth Harris are also obscure.

Robert Hale, Justice of the Peace, was the son of the Rev. John Hale, first pastor of the Beverly congregation, who recorded the baptisms of Phillip and Martha's children.

Mr. Daniel Dodge To Philip Lecody recd on recod July 11 1710/11
Know all men by thefe Prefents that I Daniel Dodge of Wenham in ye County of Efsex
in New England For & in Consideration of ye Sum of twelve pounds in hand payed
by Philip Lecody of Beverly in ye County aforesaid Sailor Have Bargined granted
and Sold aliened Enpofesfed & Confirmed & doe by thefe Presents bargine Sell
aliene Enpofse & Confirm unto ye said Philip Lecody his heirs Executors
administrators & afsigns For Ever a Certaine parcel of land Situate & lying in ye
Townefhip of Wenham it being by Estimation five acres and a halfe as it
is laid out bounded as Followeth Eastwardly at a Red Oak Bounding upon
sd Dodge and running Northwesterly to a great White Oak bounding upon
Thos. Bath Nine rod and a halfe & So running further to ye Stump Which
is ye bounding upon ye roade between sd Dodge & Thomas Patch Sevety
five rod from thence Westerly upon ye road Nine rod & a halfe to a
White pine & then turning & running Southerly to ye forementioned red Oak
Bounding upon yesd Dodge Seventy five rod To Have & to Hold ye above
Sd five acres & halfe of land with all ye rights privileges & apportunances
thereunto belonging or in any wayes apportaining unto him ye sd Lecody his
heirs executors admins & afsignes For Ever quietly To Improve Occupy
profit & Injoy without any Molestation or Interruption by ye Sd Dodge
his heirs Executors administrators & afsigns for Ever ye Sd Dodge doth
hereby further for himselfe heirs Executors & afsigns Covenant to & with Lecody
his heirs Executors admins & affigns ye the Dodge at ye time of Ensealing
hereof is ye True and lawful Owner of ye Bargined premifes & that
they are free & Clear of all other former gifts grants & Incumberances
whatsoever & that he will warrant & defend ye sd Lecody his heirs Executors
admins & afsignes in ye peaceable pofsefsion of ye bargined premifes
against all manner of perfons Laying lawful Claim thereunto by me
my heirs Executors admins & afsignes in witnefs whereof I have Set to my
hand & Seale this tenth day of May in ye yeare of OUr Lord One thoufand
Seven hundred & nine the word hafe before signing & Sealing hereof
Signed Sealed & Delivered in ye   forme  
of us         his  
K    Kniles    Daniel Dodge & aSeale
Jno        mark     Efsex             Wenham  Joanna Dodge & aSeale
     July 23 1709/10
Elizabeth H Harris    
     mark   Then Daniel Dodge &  his wife Joanna came
  perfonaly & acknowledged   ye above written Instrument
Examd by Steph Sewell  to be their free act  & deed before
    Robert Hale Justp
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