HUNTS TO BRADFORDS
The records concern Sarah Gray Bradford Hunt.
[Plym. Co. Deeds, 40: 243] On 10 July, 1750, “William Hunt of Chilmark … Duke’s County Yeoman and Sarah his Wife as .She is Executrix of ye last Will & Testament of Saml Bradford late of Plimton in ye County of Plymouth Gent. Deceased Send Greeting &c.
Whereas Ephraim Bradford late of Kingston in the County of Plymouth Gent. Decd by his Deed dated the 8th of February A. D. 1738. In Consideration of Sixty Pounds Bargain’d & Sold to ye sd Saml Bradford a Piece of Salt Marsh & Sedge Ground lying in Duxboro …. on ye Northerly Side of Jones River being three acres more or less Bounded as by sd Deed may appear,
And the sd Saml at the Same time gave to sd Ephraim a Bond of Defeazance for Defeating of sd Deed upon sd Ephraim’s paying to sd Samuel Sixty Pounds Old Tenour Bills with lawfull Interest, So yt it is apparent that sd Deed by the agreement of ye Parties was to Operate to all Intents as a Deed of Mortgage,
And whereas Joseph Holmes Executor of ye last Will & Testament of sd Ephraim has this day paid to sd Sarah in her sd Capacity the Principal and Interest due by vertue of sd Bond & Deed being” Ј100, 13s., 9d., “Old Tenour Bills of Credit on this Province … We the sd William Hunt & Sarah in Our sd Capacities …. Do hereby Grant Release & Confirm unto Ezekiel Bradford Simeon Bradford & Waite Bradford Son of ye aforesd Ephraim Bradford Decd the aforesd Marsh & Sedge Ground”
The release was dated 10 July, 1750, and signed by William Hunt and Sarah Hunt. The witnesses were John Cushing and Wrestling Brewster.