On 24 Jul 2004 at 13:44, Kith-n-Kin wrote:
Let's see, your family deeded land to the Websters and then the
Websters deeded it right back?
Check a couple of things.
Were the names *exactly* the same? Was there one less or one more
person? Was one name spelled differently?
I could send you the deeds. :-) The people are identical as is the
property. The description varies a little in that initial deed lists all 6
purchases (assumed) of pieces of land which makes up the present
property. Looking at these deeds they represent a purchase of 10 feet
from a brother, another 10 feet on the other side, then 50 feet and
then another 10 feet.
The deed from the Websters (whoever they were) back to the Bessie
Levin then says being the same land as listed in the above Webster
deed. It sounds like a consolidation to get a proper property
description to me. The various chunks were purchased in the 20s
when times were not good.
There is another deed at the same time of another chunk of property
from the then neighbor who was the successor to the brother's place.
All of this was now consolidated into one property description.
Recently I purchased another slice from the property next door so that
I could better get to the chuck above which used to be the carriage
house of my neighbor's place. I had to go through thousands of dollars
worth of legal hassle to get this properly recorded and had to apply for
a min or subdivision for my neighbor who basically gave me the piece
for an old car I had. So the value was insignificant but the legal hassle
the opposite. The lawyers had to also go through hoops to get a new
property description which now included this new land as a part of the
whole. In the old days I think they just went to the county clerk and
told them what they did with a deed and notary's signature.
This procedure was/is used to clear a title or change the names on
I think this must have been it. The Websters were probably just good
friends used in the transaction.
26 Warren St.
Beverly, NJ 08010
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