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Indenture - 1717 deed

1717 Deed

This indenture is a deed from 1717 and was recorded on animal skin (parchment). The boundaries were marked by rocks and trees, David Danielson purchased 650 acres of land in what is now Wayne, NJ. The nearly 300 year old document was given to Wayne Historical Commission in 2002. The commission paid the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia to do conservation work on the document.

This is a quote from the deed:

“All that certain part or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Bergen County, in the province of Eat New Jersey aforesaid, beginning at a black oak tree marked with the letter D, and from thence running North one hundred and twelve chains to a rock marks D.D., thence North eighty-six degrees Easterly sixty-nine chains to Singack Brook, then down the stream thereof to a black oak marked on four sides which is the north-east corner of Brockholst land…”