Posted by Two Cities on August 22, 1997 at 19:31:16:
Below a deed from 1903, transferring real property
between properly NAMED individuals.
What kind of problems would be encountered today, if this format
was used. Would title companies claim due to the existence of
underlying Deeds of Trust that were never extinguished.
How does one extinguish a deed of trust, registered with a title
company, when the property is paid off.
It can also be noted that the instrument below, conducts it's affairs
in what appears to be a constitutional realm. No nom de guerres,
states and counties identified without ambiguity.
Any info appreciated.
The following transcribed from county records microfishe and to the
best of my knowledge correct.
Martin Anderson )
to ) Warranty Deed
Robert Kinnear )
This Indenture made this 21st day of August in the year of
our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three, Between Martin
Anderson, an unmarried man the party of the first part, and
Robert Kinnear party of the second part:
Witnesseth, that the said party of the first part, for and in
consideration of the sum of One thousand Dollars lawful money of
the United States, to him in hand paid by the party of the second
part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, does by these
presents, Grant, Bargain, Sell, Convey and Confirm unto the said
party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns, the
following described tract, lot or parcel of land, lying in the
County of Snohomish, State of Washington, and particularly
bounded and described as follows, to wit:
The South west quarter of Section Twenty four (24), Township
thirty one (31), N Range Five (5) East W.M. containing one
hundred and sixty acres more or less, together with the
appurtenances, to have and to hold the said premises with the
appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part, and to his
heirs and assigns forever.
And the said party of the first part, his heirs, executors and
administrators, does by these presents covenant, grant and agree
to and with the said party of the second part, his heirs or
assigns, that he the said party of the first part, his heirs,
executors and administrators, all and singular, the premises
hereinabove conveyed, described and granted, or mentioned, with
the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part, his
heirs and assigns, and against all and every person or persons
whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part
thereof, said party of the first part shall and will Warrant and
In Witness Whereof, the said party of the first part has hereunto
set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of,
H. S. Frye ) /s/Martin Anderson (seal)
Thomas Forrest )
State of Washington )
County of King )
This is to certify that on this 21st day of August A.D.
1903, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the
State of Washington, duly commissioned and sworn, personally came
Martin Anderson, to me known to be the individual described in
and who executed the within instrument and acknowledged to me
that he signed and sealed the same as his free and voluntary act
and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
Witness my hand and official seal, the day and year in this
certificate first above written
Hermon S. Frye /s/Hermon S. Frye
Nov 24, 1903
Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, residing at
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