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Quitclaim Agreement Between Joseph Thomas and William Duncan


Description
Creators:
Thomas, Joseph
Duncan, William
Media Type:
Image
Text
Item Type:
Documents
Description:
A quitclaim agreement between Joseph Thomas and William Duncan dated the 17th of July 1850. The document describes the land transfer of a portion of Original Road leading through the township of Brantford and located “along and opposite the front of South End of the East half of Lot letter E in the Fourth Concession of the said Township of Brantford” for the sum of 18 pounds 15 shillings.

Unlike most property deeds, a quitclaim deed contains no title covenant and offers the grantee no warranty as to the status of the property title. Thus, the grantee is entitled only to whatever interest the grantor actually possesses at the time the transfer occurs. Because of the lack of warranty, quitclaim deeds are most often used to transfer property between friends or family members.
Inscriptions:
Know all men by there presents that I Joseph Thomas of the Township of Brantford in the County of Wentworth in the Province of Canada Yeoman, in consideration of the sum of Eighteen pounds fifteen shillings of lawful money of the said Province to [the?] in hand now paid by Wiliam Duncan of the same place Yeoman, the receipt where of I do by the execution and delivery of these presents acknowledge, have bargained, sold, transferred, set over, and quit claimed, and by these presents do bargain, sell, transfer, set over, and quit claim unto the said William Duncan his heirs and assigns forever, all my right, title, trust, use, interest, privileges and possession of all that portion of the Original Road leading through the said Township of Brantford towne Ancaster which [leas] along and opposite the front of South End of ^the East half of Lot letter E in the fourth Concession of the said Township of Brantford, containing about nine tenths of [illegible] more or less, and now in the [illegible] possession of the said William Duncan. – To have and to hold the same to the said William Duncan his heirs and assigns , during the pleasure of the Municipal Council of the United Counties of Wentworth and Halton – or of such other corporate body as may lawful right to resume the possession of the [surety?] according to the terms of the grant of possession to me by the late Municipal Council of the District of [Sore?]. Hereby and for Ever debarring myself and my heirs from any faction [illgeible] interest in or to the same – In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this Seventeenth day of July – in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

Signed, sealed and declared
In presence of –
The words “the East half of” in the 10th line [illegible]
[witness signatures]

Joseph Thomas
Date of Original:
July 17, 1850
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Thomas, Joseph ; Duncan, William
Local identifier:
2017NL001.11
Collection:
Langs Family Personal Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1668 Longitude: -80.13295
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Quitclaim Document from Joseph Thomas to William Duncan, 17 July 1850. Langs Family Personal Collection, Item No. 2017NL001.11
Terms of Use:
The information and images provided are for personal research only and are not to be used for commercial purposes. Use of this information should include the credit "Provided by the Langs Family"
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Quitclaim Agreement Between Joseph Thomas and William Duncan


A quitclaim agreement between Joseph Thomas and William Duncan dated the 17th of July 1850. The document describes the land transfer of a portion of Original Road leading through the township of Brantford and located “along and opposite the front of South End of the East half of Lot letter E in the Fourth Concession of the said Township of Brantford” for the sum of 18 pounds 15 shillings.

Unlike most property deeds, a quitclaim deed contains no title covenant and offers the grantee no warranty as to the status of the property title. Thus, the grantee is entitled only to whatever interest the grantor actually possesses at the time the transfer occurs. Because of the lack of warranty, quitclaim deeds are most often used to transfer property between friends or family members.