Easthampton, NY: 1741. Ephemera. A land transfer document to Josiah Miller from Matthew Mulford 'yeoman of divers good causes' from Easthampton, County of Suffolk, province of New York.
For the price of 6 pounds 10 shilling, 'one eighth of one acre buted and bounded by the high way North and East South and West by the Land of the Said Josiah Miller... all of which parcel to have and to ... peacable and quietly have hold occupy and enjoy ..." "in the 15th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second and in the year of our Lord 1741."
Witnessed by Jeremiah Stratten and Elisabeth Straton (sic). Signed by Mulford with a red wax seal. This may be Captain Matthew Mulford [1685 - 1774], buried at South End Cemetery, East Hampton. Find-a-Grave lists his father as Judge John Mulford "earliest settler in this town in 1649; father of Capt. Samuel Mulford "For many years member of the Provincial Assembly of New York; father of Capt. Matthew Mulford who died Apl. 28, 1774, ae 85..."
7 1/2 x 12 1/2", original folds, edges ruffled, some small tears at folds, otherwise very legible. Item #28284