On April 14, 1800, Levi Shackford, a shipwright sold land which appears to be the same property to Enoch Peirce of Newburyport, a merchant for $100. The land is 17 rods and five feet, bounded by land of William Rogers, Edward Swearney, and a street called New Lane and contains a 1/2 dwelling house.
It's unclear why Levi paid John $333.33 for the property and then sold it to Enoch Peirce for $100 there is a clause in the sale that states that Levi can have the land back if he pays Enoch Peirce $100 with interest on or before April 10, 1802. The document also refers to a note but not include details describing this note leaving without the whole story regarding this land sale.
TRANSCRIPTION OF LAND RECORD
Know all men by these presents, that I Levi Shackford of Newburyport in the county of
Essex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, shipwright, in consideration of one hundred
dollars paid me by Enoch Peirce of Newburyport in the County of Essex aforesaid merchant,
the receipt whereof, I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give grant sell and convey unto the
said Enoch Peirce his heirs assigns, a certain piece of land with half a dwelling house
thereon situate in Newburyport, containing seventeen rods & five feet more or less and boun-
ded as follows, vizz, westerly on land of William Rogers deceased, nine rods, easterly on land of
Edward Swearney nine rods, southerly on a street called new lane thirty one ffed and a half
feet, and so through the middle of the chimney to the rear, where it is bounded northerly on
land of the said Edward Sweaney thirty one and a half feet, together with the north end of the
dwelling house standing on the premises, and one half, of a well. To have and to hold the same
to the said Enoch Peirce his heirs and assigns, to their use and behoof, forever, that I do covenet
with the said Enoch Peirce his heirs and assigns, that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises, that
they are free of all incumbrances, that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said
Enoch - And that I will warrant and defend the same to the said Enoch his heirs and assigns
forever against the lawful claims and demands of all persons - Provided nevertheless
that if the said Levi Shackford, his heirs executors or administrators pay to the
said Enoch Peirce his heirs executors administrators or assigns, the sum of
one hundred dollars on or before the tenth day of April which will be in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two, then this deed as also a certain Note
bearing even date with these presents given by the said Levi Shackford to the said Enoch
Peirce conditioned to pay the same sum and interest at the time aforesaid shall both be void
otherwise shall remain in full force and virtue. In witness whereof, I the said Levi
Shackford hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of April in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred Levi Shackford & a seal
signed sealed and delivered
in presence of us
Essex ss April 14th AD 1800. Then the above named Levi
Shackford personally acknowledged the above instrument
to be his deed before me Benaih Titcomb Justice
of the Peace
Essex ss Recd June 3 1800 & recorded or examined by John Pickering Regr.
Massachusetts, "Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : accessed 12 July 2014), Levi Shackford, Essex, Deeds 1799-1801 vol 166-167, (Vol 166, Page 256), Image 273 of 655.
Short Footnote: Massachusetts, "Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images Levi Shackford, Essex, Deeds 1799-1801 vol 166-167, (Vol 166, Page 256), Image 273 of 655.
Bibliography: Massachusetts. "Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986." Digital images. Family Search. www.familysearch.org : 2014.