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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. 428

Deeds—No. 428.

Porirua (Land at), Wellington District.

This Indenture made this 10th day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand 1839. 10 October.Wellington District.Porirua (Land at) eight Hundred and Thirty-nine Between William Hay and William Cooper of Sydney New South Wales and Kingi Ako or Eko a native Chief Chief or New Zealand Whereas the said Kingi Ako or Eko being King and Chief of the Tribe of Carfier In the Territory of New Zealand and having right and authority to alienate the land hereinafter mentioned Cooper anp Hay. and described hath contracted with the said William Hay and William Cooper for the sale to him of the said land for the price and consideration hereinafter mentioned and the same is now intended to be enfeoffed and conveyed to the said Kingi Ako or Eko To the said——Before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof page 412 and that the same is in full for the absolute purchase of the inheritance in fee simple in the absolute possession of the Land and Hereditaments hereinafter described and intended to be hereby enfeoffed and conveyed the said——doth hereby acknowledge and from the same and every part thereof doth acquit release and for ever discharge the said——His Heirs and Assigns And also the said land He the said——Hath given granted and enfeoffed and by these presents doth grant enfeoff and confirm unto Boundaries. the said——and his Heirs All that Land on the South West side of the Poroua River extending Six miles South East from the point opposite Robuller's par and Two miles inland South West or howsoever otherwise the said land and premises or any part thereof is bounded situate known or distinguished Together with ways paths waters woods Timbers and other Trees Mines and Metals and all appurtenances to the said Land and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining And all the Rights and Title whatsover of him the said——On any of the said Tribe of——In or to the same To have and to hold the said land hereditaments and premises hereinbefore described and hereby granted enfeoffed and confirmed or intended so to be with their and every of their rights privileges advantages and Appurtenances whatsoever unto and for the use and behoof of the said——His Heirs and Assigns for ever And the said——for himself and his heirs doth hereby covenant with the said——His Heirs and Assigns that he the said——and his Heirs do shall and will warrant and for ever defend unto and to the use of the said——His Heirs and Assigns All the said land and premises Hereby enfeoffed against him the said——and his Heirs and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever claiming the said land and premises or any part thereof in Witness whereof the said——Hath hereunto affixed his seal and signature the day and year first above written.

William Hay.
William Cooper.L S.
Kingi Ako or Eko's x. L.S.

Signed Sealed and delivered by the within named Kingi Eko the same having previously read over and explained to him which he seemed properly to understand in our presence—


S. Bradshaw.
Henry G. Smith.
Norris Harris.

Peaceable possession taken and delivered. Be it remembered that on the Tenth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty-nine peaceable and quiet possession and full seizin of the Land and hereditaments within mentioned to be granted and enfeoffed to the within named——was openly had and taken by the within named——and by him delivered to the said——To hold the same unto and to the use of the said——and his Heirs according to the purport and true intent and meaning of the within written Indenture in the presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed.
I acknowledge to have received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of the within named——Being the full consideration within mentioned to be paid and given to me for the sale and conveyance of the said Land and Hereditaments within described.


S. Bradshaw.
Henry G. Smith.
Norris Harris.

A true copy of the Original Deed having been carefully examined therewith by us.

E. Lowe, Ramsey Forster, Clerks to R. D. Hanson,

Solicitor, Wellington.

No. 72.O.L.C. A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 29th October 1878.