CONREY deeds NYC 1780’s- 1840’s
Did not always extract the owners/all the owners of property that bounded the property discussed in the deed.
Jonathan CONREY (d 1807)
Other surnames mentioned in transcribed portion of this deed:MEEKS, SCHOTLER, WILSON
1789, November 10 and 1799, May 1
Comment:As Jonathan CONREY’S deed is without his wife’s participation, suggests Jonathan was then not married.A dower release would very probably have been required if Jonathan were then married.
FHL film 888413, book 56, pages 272- 2733:
Recorded for and at the request of Edward MEEKS this 1st day of May 1799 [sic].This indenture made the tenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty [sic] nine between JONATHAN CONREY of the City of New York Cartman
[Comment:So Jonathan a cartman before a grocer.] of the one part and Priscilla SCHOTLER of said City Widow of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Jonathan CONREY for and in consideration of one hundred Pounds lawful money of the State of New York to him to him in hand paid and before this ensealing... doth give, grant, bargain sell, remise, release, en____ss and confirm unto her the said Priscilla SCHOTLER (in her actual possession now being by virtue of a Bargain Sale and Lease for one year to her thereof made by him the said Jonathan CONREY by Indenture bearing date the day now before the day of the date of these presents) and by force of the Statute made for hand___ Use_ into Possession and to her heirs and assigns forever, all that certain Lot of Ground situate lying and being in Montgomery Ward in the City of New York being a part of a lot which Thomas WILSON purchased on the sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six from Abraham B____ Esq of Staten Island ... Westerly in front by Chestnut Street ...
[Comment:See the next recording in the deed book as to why Edward MEEKS who was a brother of Jonathan's wife Priscilla MEEKS (see another deed at her notes.) wanted this deed recorded in 1799].
[different deed, page 373:]
Recorded for and at the request of Mr Edward MEEKS this 18th day of May 1799 This Indenture made the thirteenth day of November One thousand seven hundred eighty nine Between Priscilla SCHOTLER Widow and Relict of Garret SCHOTLER, late of the City of New York Painter deceased of the one part, and Edward Meeks Blacksmith and Joseph Meeks Cordwainer [shoemaker] both of said City of New York (Trustees appointed by the said Priscilla SCHOTLER for the uses intents and purposes herein after mentioned) of the other part.Witnesseth that the said Priscilla SCHOTLER for divers good consideration her thereunto especially moving and also for and in consideration of the Sum of ten shillings current money of the State of New York to her in hand well and fully paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents by the parties unto of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged ... doth grant, bargain, sell, release, convey and confirm unto them the said parties of the second part ... All the Estate, real and personal of the said Priscilla SCHOTLER whatsoever by wheresoever whether the same consist in Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments [sic], Goods, Chattels, [end of page]
[Photocopied only the above portion of this deed]
Jonathan CONREY (d 1807)
Other surnames mentioned in this deed:LEVERIDGE, VARIAN, BURGER, BANCKER, BLOOM, ROOSEVELT, JONES, KITTERMAN
1795, March 2 and 1827, February 17th
FHL film 888413, book 213, pages 535-537:[page 535]
"Recorded for and at the request of John LEVERIDGE the 17th day of February 1827 at 12 [P]M.This Indenture made the second day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety five.Between Michael VARIAN of New York, Butcher and Cornelia his wife and Daniel BURGER of the said City, Blockmaker and Mary his wife of the first part and JONATHAN CONREY of the said City, Grocer of the second part Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Six hundred and forty pounds currant [sic] money of the State of New York...
... All that certain dwelling house and lot of ground situate lying and being in the Fifth Ward of the City of New York and known and distinguished in a certain Map or Chart thereof made among other lots by Evert BANCKER by lot number Six.Bounded Easterly in front by Roosevelt Street, Westerly in the rear by lot number two hundred and thirty nine belonging to the Estate of Matthew BLOOM.Southerly by lot number seven late Cornelius ROOSEVELT and now belonging to Owen JONES and northerly by lot numberfive now or late of John KITTERMAN... and grant to and with the said JONATHAN CONREY...
JONATHAN CONREY (d 1807)
Other surnames mentioned in this deed:SHELL, BARCLAY, PAFF
1797, March 7 and 1807, August 18
FHL film 888359, book 77, pages 251- 254:
Recorded for and at the request of Mr JONATHAN CONREY this 18[th] day of August 1807 at 11 OClock.This Indenture made the seventh day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety seven Between Elias SHELL of the City of New York and Jane his wife of the one part and JONATHAN CONREY of the said City Grocer and Priscilla his wife of the other part.
[Comment:Unusual to have the wife's name on property being RECEIVED.]
Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the Sum of One hundred pounds current money of the State of New York to the said Elias SHELL and Jane his wife by the said JONATHAN CONREY and Priscilla his wife at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents...
... and confirm unto the said JONATHAN CONREY and PRISCILLA his wife... all that certain dwelling house and lot of Ground situate lying and being in the sixth (late North) ward of the City of New York and known and distinguished in a certain map or chart made of part of the Estate of the late Mary BARCLAY by lot Number forty.Bounded Southerly in front by Anthony Street other wise called Barley Street
... unto the said JONATHAN CONREY and PRISCILLA his wife their heirs and assigns as tenants in common
[Comment:This is very unusual.Normally, in this period the woman received only a dower interest and did not have the right to pass her interest on to her heirs.Did Priscilla pay at least half of the purchase price out of her own private funds?]
...the said JONATHAN CONREY and his wife PRISCILLA... as tenants in common and in equality of Estate and not as joints tenants forever (Subject nevertheless and charged and chargeably [sic] to for and with the payment of the mortgage debt or Sum of one hundred pounds and interest now due and owing to Andrew PAFF...
[Did not extract.]