70 Deed of Theodore Atkinson

    [October 13 1671]

    To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall come Knowe yee That I Theodor Atkinson of Boston in New England Sen. and feltmaker for divers good causes and considerations mee thereunto moving Have and doe by theis presents freely and voluntarily give grante Bargaine alien enfeoffe convey and consienie unto the President and Fellowes of Harvard Colledge in Cambridge, and to their Successors in the said Society.1 For the use of the English Colledge at Cambridge in New England aforesaid A peece or parcell of Land Scituate lying an being att the Southward of Boston aforesaid Conteyning by the Breadth and length thereof Twenty Rodd of ground or thereabouts and is bounded with a highway Westerly with the Land given to the Church of Charlestowne Northerly with the Land given by Mee to the Church of Ipswich Easterly and with a highway that leadeth to Mr. Eliakim Hutchinsons ground Southerly. The which peece or parcell of Land soe bounded as aforesaid with all the Rights priviledges profitts and appurtunces thereto belonging the said President and Fellowes, and their Successors as abovesaid, To have and to hould to the sole use benefit and Advantage of the said Colledge to them and their successors for ever, from and imediately after the decease of mee the said Theodor Atkinson Sen. from thenceforth forevermore. In witnes whereof I the said Theodor Atkinson Sen. have hereunto set my hand and seale this Thirtenth Day of October in the yeare of our Lord One thousand Six hundred and Seaventy One Annoque Regni Regis Caroli Secundi Anglii &c. xxii 1671.

    Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of

    Theodor Atkinson

    Thomas Danforth Assistant

    Thomas Swalman

    Boston Dec. 12th, 1695.

    Mr. Theoder Atkinson personally appearing before me the Subscriber One of his Majesties Justices of the peace for the County of Suffolk acknowledged the above written Instrument to be his act and deed.

    Jno. Eyre

    Boston December 17th, 1695

    Entered and Recorded with the Records of Deeds for the

    County of Suffolke Lib. 17th pa. 178.

    Deeds Papers, Seventeenth Century Series. Atkinson died in 1701. See CSM Publications, xv. 285.