Grant to Berkeley and Carteret

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          THIS INDENTURE made the four and twentieth day of June,
     in the sixteenth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord,
     Charles the Second, by the grace of God of England, Scotland,
     France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, &c., Annoq.
     Domini, 1664.  Between His Royal Highness, James Duke of
     York, and Albany, Earl of Ulster, Lord High Admiral of
     England, and Ireland, Constable of Dover Castle, Lord Warden
     of the Cinque ports, and Governor of Portsmouth, of the one
     part:  John Lord Berkeley, Baron of Stratton, and one of His
     Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, and Sir, George
     Carteret of Saltrum, in the County of Devon, Knight and on of
     his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council of the other
     part:  WHEREAS his said Majesty King Charles the Second, by
     his Letters Patents under the Great Seal of England, bearing
     date on or about the twelfth day of March, in the sixteenth
     year of his said Majesty's reign, did for the consideration
     therein mentioned, give and grant unto his said Royal
     Highness James, Duke of  York, his heirs and assigns, all
     that part of the main land of New England, beginning at a
     certain place called or known by the name of St. Croix next
     adjoining to New Scotland in America; and from thence
     extending along the sea coast unto a certain place called
     Pemaquie or Pemaquid, and so by the river thereof to the
     furthest head of the same as it tendeth northward; and
     extending from thence to the river of Kenebeque, and so
     upwards by the shortest course to the river Canady
     northwards; and also all that island or islands commonly
     called by the several name or names of Matowacks or Long
     Island, situate and being toward the west of Cape Codd and
     the Narrow Higansetts, abutting up the main land between the
     two rivers there, called or known by the several names of
     Connecticut, and Hudson's river; together also with the said
     river called Hudson's river, and all the land from the west
     side of the Connecticut river to the east side of the
     Delaware Bay: and also several other islands and lands in
     said Letters Patents mentioned, together with the rivers,
     harbours, mines, minerals, quarries, woods, marshes, waters,
     lakes, fishing, hawkings, huntings, and fowling, and all
     other royalties, profits, commodities and heriditaments to
     the said several islands lands and premises belonging and
     appertaining, to have and to hold the said lands, islands,
     hereditaments and premises, with their and every of their
     appurtenances, unto his said Royal Hiness James Duke of York,
     his heirs and assigns for ever; to be holden of his said
     Majesty, his heirs and successors, as of the manner of East
     Greenwich, in the County of Kent, in free and common soccage,
     yielding and rendering unto his said Majesty his heirs and
     successors of and for the same, yearly and every year, forty
     beaver skins, when they shall be demanded, or within ninety
     days after;  with divers other grants, clauses, provisos, and
     agreements, in the said recited Letters Patents contain'd, as
     by the said Letters Patents, relation being thereunto had, it
     do and may more plainly and at large appear.   Now this
     Indenture witnesseth, that his said Royal Highness James Duke
     of York in hand paid by the aid John Lord Berkley and Sir
     George Carteret, before the sealing and delivery of these
     presents, the receipt whereof the said James Duke of York,
     doth hereby acknowledge, and thereof doth acquit and
     discharge the said John Lord Berkley and Sir George Carteret
     forever by these presents hath granted, bargained, sold,
     released and confirmed, and by these presents doth grant,
     bargain, sell, release and confirm unto the said John Lord
     Berkley and Sir George Carteret, their heirs and assigns for
     ever, all that tract of land adjacent to New England, and
     lying and being to the westward of Long Island, and Manhitas
     Island and bounded on the east part by the main sea, and part
     by Hudson's river, and hath upon the west Delaware bay or
     river, and extendeth southward to the main ocean as far as
     Cape May at the mouth of the Delaware bay; and to the
     northward as far as the northermost branch of the said bay or
     river of Delaware, which is forty-one degrees and forty
     minutes of latitude, and crosseth over thence in a strait
     line to Hudson's river in forty-one degrees of latitude;
     which said tract of land is hereafter to be called by the
     name or names of New Caeserea or New Jersey: and also all
     rivers, mines, mineralls, woods, fishings, hawking, hunting,
     and fowling, and all other royalties, profits, commodities,
     and hereditaments whatever, to the said lands and premises
     belonging or in any wise appertaining; with their and every
     of their appurtenances, in as full and ample manner as the
     same is granted to the said Duke of York by the before-
     recited Letters Patents; and all the estate, title, interest,
     benefit advantage, claim and demand of the said James Duke of
     York, of in or to the said and premises, or any
     part or parcel thereof:  All of which said tract of land and
     premises were by indenture, bearing date the day before the
     date hereof, bargain's and sold by the said James Duke of
     York, unto the said John Lord Berkeley and Sir George
     Carteret, for the term of one whole year to commence from the
     first day of May last past, before the date thereof, under
     the rent of a peper corn, payable as therein is mentioned as
     by the said deed more plainly may appear: by force and virtue
     of which said indenture of bargain and sale, and of the
     statute for transferring of uses into possession, the said
     John Lord Berkley and Sir George Carteret, are in actual
     possession of the said tract of land and premises, and
     enabled to take a grant and release thereof, the said lease
     being made to that end and purpose, to have and to hold all
     and singular the said tract of land and premises; with their,
     and every of their appurtenances, and every part and parcel
     thereof, unto the said John Lord Berkeley and Sir George
     Carteret, their heirs and assigns for ever, to the only use
     and behoof of the said John Lord Berkeley and Sir George
     Carteret their heirs and assigns for ever; yielding and
     rendering therefore unto the said James Duke of York, his
     heirs and assigns, for the said tract of land and premises,
     yearly and every year the sum of twenty nobles of lawful
     money of England, if the same shall be lawfully demanded at
     or in the Inner Temple Hall, London, at the Feast of St.
     Michael the Arch Angel yearly.  And the said John Lord
     Berkley and Sir George Carteret for themselves and their
     heirs, covenant and grant to and with the said James Duke of
     York, his heirs and assigns by these presents, that they the
     said John Lord Berkley and Sir George Carteret, their heirs
     and assigns, shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be
     paid unto the Said James Duke of York, his heirs and assigns,
     the said yearly rent of twenty nobles at such time and place,
     and in such manner and form as before in these presents is
     expressed and delivered.  In witness whereof the parties
     aforesaid to these presents have interchangeably set their
     hands and seals, the day and year first above written.

                                           JAMES

     Sign'd, seal'd and deliver'd in the presence of
William Covenrye
Thomas Heywood

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