Jeremiah Weare

Note:  The following document is a researchers nightmare.  If not read and interpreted carefully, it might lead you down the wrong  Ancestral path.  As you read through, you will notice the mention of Ware’s Neck; there is one in both Virginia and Maine, which this document is referring to.  York County is in Maine.   Peter Weare, of New England, who might be mistakenly taken for Peter Ware of Virginia.  You will also notice at the end of the document, Jeremiah’s last name of Weare was spelled Ware, twice.

If you are researching the Weare line, there are many other such deeds recorded in York County, Maine Deeds Books to found on-line at

“To all people whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know ye that I Jeremiah Weare formerly of York in the County of York in his Majesties Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England now of Boston in the County of Suffolk & Province aforesaid Mariner for & in Consideration of the Sum of twelve Pounds of currant Money of New England to me in Hand paid before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof by Samuel Bragdon Junr of sd York Coaster the Receipt where of I do hereby acknowledge to Satisfaction and thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge the sd Samuel Brandon his Heirs Execrs Admrs for ever by these Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirm by these Presents do fully freely clearly & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him the sd Samuel Bragdon his Heirs & Assigns for ever all that my Right Title Interest, Estate Inheritance Part or Portion of in & unto all my Father Elias Weare & Grandfather Peter Weare formerly of York aforesaid deceased their Estates be the same more or less, situate lying and being at Cape Neddick in the Township of York aforesd and be the same more or less or however bounded or Measuring lying at a Neck of Land called Wares Neck to have and to hold the sd granted & bargained Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Commodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the sd Samuel Bradgon his Heirs & Assigns for ever.  To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever more And I the said Jeremiah Weare for me my Heirs Execrs & Adminrs do covenant promise & grant to & with the said Samuel Bragdon his Heirs and Assigns that before the Ensealing & until the Delivery hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in my own proper Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple & have in my self good Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey &confirm sd bargained Premisses in Manner as abovesd & that the sd Samuel Bragdon his heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Vertue of these Presents lawfully peaceably have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the sd demised & bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear [26] And freely & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of & from all & all Manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions Incumbrances & Extents Furthermore I the sd Jeremiah Weare for my self Heirs Execrs Adminrs do covenant & engage the above demised premisses to him the sd Samuel Bragdon his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to Warrant secure & defend in witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this twenty sixth Day of April Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty six in the twelfth Year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord George King of Great Britain France & Ireland Defender of the Faith Jeremiah Ware (seal).

Signed Sealed & Delivered

in the Presence of  us

John Shaw

Amos Main

Oce: Harris

Received on the Day of

the Date above written of Mr.

Samuel Bragdon twelve Pounds

curr1 Money of New England in

full for the purchased Consideration

in the above Deed of Sale mentioned

1726   p Me Jeremiah Ware

Suffolk  se  l  Boston April 26th 1726 Jeremiah Ware the Subscriber to the Deed on the other Side psonally appeared & acknowledged the sd Instrument to be his free Act and Deed Before me Edwd Hutchinson Just Pe

May 2d 1726.  A true copy of the Original Examined

by Jos: Mooy Regr”

Source:  York Deeds, Vol.12, Part 1, by Maine Historical Society (1894), York County (Me), Register of Deeds, page x


Jeremiah Weare — 3 Comments

  1. I loved Judy’s reply. What else is there to say? 🙂 🙂 She hit the nail squarely on the head.

    C. Wayne Ware
    Cedar Falls, IA

  2. Wow! Legal jargon. About as easy reading as walking through an Amazon Jungle at night. I, also have found some places that can be located in several states. One must read extremely carefully – several times. Thanks for reminding us Vicki.

    C. Wayne Ware
    Cedar Falls, IA

  3. I think I’ve found the final answer! In working with genealogy, I have often been baffled by the tradition of using the same names over & over again within the same family. Obviously it was done in honor of a loved one & to insure that the name would continue on into the future. It can become a nightmare of tangled lines though. Within a family of 12 siblings, it is not uncommon to find every single brother and sister naming their children the identical names. A family “get together” could easily find 12 Cousin Fannys mingling with 12 Cousin Dicks – all arguing over who has the better buns. The one prevailing truth I have found is this – – many good Ware women had a lot of Johns in their life, if you look closely there is probably a Nimrod somewhere in the family tree, and (though some may argue that the family patriarch is a Nicholas or a James), we ultimately all come from someone’s Peter.
    Couldn’t resist,

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