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PREFACE

Volume I of this publication appeared in 191 5. Since that time there has been a frequently repeated demand for the publication of the existing remainder of the Maryland Colonial Census of 1776, and the same is here made available (pp. 79-230, partly in facsimile). The other facsimile records of West St. Mary's Manor (pp. xi) and the State of His Lordship's Manors (Frontispiece and pp. 4-78) contain the names and ages of settlers of yet earlier periods and all these records will be found valuable. The Colonial Census and the Lord Baltimore records are so large in size and often so indistinct in preservation, and of such varying construction, that special code treatment has been necessary. A careful study of the ex- planation given at the beginning of each of these sections is necessary and will quickly enable the reader to understand and use the materials as published.

Many of the names of the Colonial period were phonetically and other- wise poorly spelled. The spellings found in the original records have been followed and an effort to assist the reader is made throughout the com- prehensive index. Page 184, "Shurlotter Mitchel" is evidently Charlotte M itchel ; page 1 85 , " Elexander Larance "is probably Alexander Lawrence ; page 259, Charles "Ginings" is probably Jennings; etc. The searcher should constantly keep in thought the possible phonetic variations of the names being sought in the index.

Negative and positive photostatic copies and the original records them- selves, and a reading glass, were used in preparing this volume. In cases of extreme importance to the reader, or of doubt as to the published spelling, it may be well to refer to the original record the location of which is usually mentioned throughout the volume. Photostatic copies of many of these original records may be obtained from the Maryland Historical Society, custodian of the State Archives, or from the author.

The last section of page 136, as deciphered by means of a reading glass appears to be:

James Mather 53 Mary Mather 20

Jemimah (?) Mather 57 Jeremiah Mather

Michael Alather 25 Darby Dwur 40

Thomas Mather 23 Lucy Morgan, Svts 25

The indistinct portion of page 300 has been supplied on page 308. The number of times a name appears upon a given page is often indicated thus: " (2)." However, it is well to glance through the entire page as the

vi PREFACE

name may appear as "Sr." and "Junr." yet be indexed only once on the page. The reader will be much interested in tracing the same person through several classes of records at different ages of the person.

Numerous co-workers who secured and suggested important source records for this volume since its preparation began, have passed to the other life, and it is a pleasure to record full appreciation for their assistance. The Right Reverend Alfred Harding, D.D., Bishop of Washington, mentioned in the Preface to Vol. I, ga\e direction to my first researches and frequently expressed his continued interest and approval. The "Broad Creek Records," etc., are as a result ready for publication in Vol. III. Governor Edwin W'arfield who died in April, 1920, and who, as President of the Md. Historical Society, placed many of its historical treasures at my disposal. Mr. James Walter Thomas kindly and freely granted copyright use (p. 208) from his important "Chronicles of Maryland." Mr. George W. Hodges carefully transcribed the Anne Arundel Co. Marriages (p. 415) and the Worcester Parish Records (p. 579), and the late Dr. \A'm. Tayloe Snyder materially assisted in securing various Episcopal Church Records.

Among the numerous living helpers it is a pleasure to acknowledge the cooperation of the officers of the Maryland Historical Society, and especially the continuous interest and active assistance of Mr. Charles Fickus, acting Librarian, and, recently, of Dr. J. Hall Pleasants, Chairman of its Publica- tion Conunittee. Mr. Francis Barnum Culver, Registrar General, N. S. Sons of American Revolution, and also prominent officer in various other national patriotic societies, has closely followed the progress of the work and has kindly written the Introduction. Mr. Arthur Sullivan Browne, Register of Rock Creek Parish has shown his active cooperation through- out the years, and the materials to be published in Vol. Ill will more fully show the results of his interest. To all those mentioned and to the various other Church and County officers and to all the friends who have assisted in making this volume possible, including my wife who extensively assisted in the preparation of the index, and to the Lancaster Press, Inc., printers, I express most cordial thanks.

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INTRODUCTION

Men generally are satisfied with a superficial brand of knowledge and usually that knowledge is confined to a few subjects of common interest. Their attitude is based for the most part upon the practical value of ma- terial things, and whatever seems less likely to yield profit or personal advantage is consistently ignored.

There are some minds however, which delight in probing beneath the surface and in exploring neglected by-paths in search of hidden treasures. For those who are so inclined, the Maryland Historical Society of Balti- more provides a fertile field, a veritable mine of historical lore.

In this volume of Maryland Records and in the volume which preceded it, Dr. Gaius M. Brumbaugh, the compiler and author, has culled from a mass of material in the Society's possession, and from numerous other original sources, a prodigious amount of data heretofore little known and not generally accessible.

The contents of this work are remarkably interesting and valuable in every respect; particularly, from the genealogical view-point. An examin- ation of the Table of Contents of this volume will show how extensive the field is, and a study of the text will reveal a discerning and discriminating sense on the part of the compiler.

The lists of Maryland marriages, the transcripts of the church records of various counties of the State, the census reports of the inhabitants, the data from the early Rent Rolls and Land Books, and perhaps most in- teresting to patriotic societies, the section devoted to Maryland Revolu- tionary War pensioners, constitute a collection of historical material which will make Dr. Brumbaugh's work indispensable as a book of reference. A voluminous index adds to the value of the whole.

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Contents of Volume II

Preface v

Introduction vii

Contents ix

West St. Mary's Manor (Facsimiles) xi

State of His Lordship's Manor, 1766, 1767, 1768 and Frontispiece 1-78

Kent County, 1766 (I); November, 1766 (II); 1766 (III) 4-14

Anne Arundel County, 1767, 1770 17- 22

Charles County, Calverton Manor, i 767 23

Pangaiah Manor, January, 1768 28

Zachaiah Manor, February, 1768 29

Dorchester County, Nanticoke Manor, November, 1767 35

Gunpowder Manor, March, 1767 39

Frederick County, Conegocheague Manor, 1767, 1768 43- 48

MoNocACY Manor, 1767, April, 1768 51- 60

St. Mary's County, Beaverd.\m Manor, March, 1768 63- 68

Chaptico Manor, January, 1768 68- 71

Mill Manor, January, 1768 72- 73

Snow Hill Manor, January, 1768 73- 74

West St. Mary's Manor, February, 1768, (See ?) 74- 75

Woolsey Manor, December, 1767 75- 78

Census of 1776 79-230

Caroline County, Bredge Town Hundred 79- 85

Dorchester County, Nantacoake Hundred 87- 96

Straight's Hundred 97-102

Transquakin Hundred 102-1 10

Harford County, Broad Creek Hundred 113-118

Bush River Lower Hundred (Facsimiles) 121-137

Spesutia Lower Hundred (Facsimiles) 141-158

Deer Creek Lower Hundred 159-167

Harford Lower Hundred 168-174

Susquehannah Hundred 174-194

Queen Ann's County, Town Hundred 197-205

Upper Hundred, Kent Island 205-208

Wye Hundred (Facsimiles) 209-214

Talbot County, Bay Hundred 217-222

Mill Hundred 223-228

Tuckahoe Hundred 228-230

Oaths of Fidelity and Support 233-308

Harford County 233-248

Prince George's County (Facsimiles) 251-308

Early Maryland Naturalizations, Kilty's L.wvs 311-313

Revolutionary War Pensions, Kilty's Laws, Some Original Commissions, etc.. . . 314-411

X CONTENTS OF VOLUME II

Marriage Records 415-598

Anne Arundel County 415-487

Charles County 488-497

Frederick County 497-513

Montgomery County 513-522

Washington County 522-534

St. Mary's County 535-536

Ministerial Records of Prince George's Parish, Montgomery County:

Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals 539-571

Tombstone Records, Trinity Church, St. Mary's City 572-579

St. Martin's Records, Worcester Parish, Worcester County 579-589

Worcester County Marriages 590-595

Maryland and Delaware Marriages, Rev. George Moore, 1789-1810 595-598

Index 599

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<'State of His Lordship's Manors," 1766, 1767, 1768. Rent Rolls Partial Census

"Frederick the sixth, last Lord Baltimore, was born Feb. 6, 1731/2. His guardians, during the brief period of his minority which remained after his succession to the title, were John Sharpe, Esq., a barrister, and the Right Honorable Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the House of Commons." *

" , Frederick, it was admitted, enjoyed from this heritage at the

time of his marriage in 1753 [to Lady Diana Egerton, who d. Aug. 1758] a yearly revenue of £9,500, and at the time of his death in 1771, the amount had increased to £12,000." f

Mr. Arthur Trader, C. C. Land Commissioner's Office, Annapolis, Md., writes: "We have never published a list of Manors as recorded in our records, as the office has always considered them to be private estate of the Lords Baltimore, and would properly belong to the separate estate of the Proprietary."

"All of these lands were either sold by private sale, before the Revolu- tion, or by the Intendent of the Revenue, as confiscated British property. They were not sold under their Manor names, but as seated farm lands."

The following reports are carefully prepared for printing from photo- static copies of the original unbound and much worn record book, extend- ing across 2 pp. each 12V2" X 17V2", and from a few separate sheets. It has seemed impractical to here reproduce these large sheets in facsimile, and they represent the discoveries to date amongst the historical treasures of this character in the Maryland Archives. They are published through the cooperation and courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society.

Abbreviations Adopted for Column Headings to Conserve Space.

[i], [2], etc. "No. of Lot or Plat." (K) "Price per Acre."

(A) "Date of Lease." (L) "On What Lives or Term of

(B) "To Whom Leased." Years," "now held."

(C) "No. of Acres." (M) "Ages of the Persons men-

(D) "Tenant in Pofsefsion." tioned in the Lease & other

(E) "Annual Rent." remarks."

(F) "Alien\ Fine," "Fines Due." (M ^ ) "Incumbrances or Lives

(G) "QuaHty of the Land." and Ages."

(H) " Improvements."

* "The Lords Baltimore and the Maryland Palatinate" Clayton Colman Hall, p. 162. t Ibid., pp. 166, 167. 2 I

MARYLAND RECORDS

Note:

" Dead " and " Expired," wherever written in " (M) " appear in a hand- writing different from the excellent writing of the various reports.

The ages of the Lessees, see " (L)," " (M)," (M ^ ), appear to be calcu- lated as for 1766, 1767, 1768, as given on each Manor List. This is valuable genealogical source material. G. M. B.

Summary of the State of Lord Baltimore's Mannours, i766-'68.

The half sheets 12 X 19V4 in great detail present the report of Hor°. Sharpe and Danl. Dulany.

"Bills of Exchange Remitted"

1766, Nov. I, By the Ship Baltimore November 20, By the Ship Matthias December 7, By the Ship Brandon

1767, March 11, By the Ship Leeds June 14, By the Ship Elizabeth July 30, By the Ship Betsey

Sept. 3, By the Ship S

Sept. 14, By the Ship Neptune Sept. 15, By the Ship Samuel Novem. 2, By the Baltimore Packet Novem. 24, By the Ship Lord Legonier,

1768, Apr. 19, By John Morton Jordan, Esq"'

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This report covers a total of £10,341. nours" in the order as reported: *

14. 5 and the following "Man-

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Chaptico,

Collington,

Calverton,

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Beaverdam,

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Nanticoke,

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io,68o'/8 acres. 11,586 acres.

6,000 a.

7.26578 a. 18,546 a.

1,29778 a.

7,230 a.

8,000 a.

7,680 a.

9,637 a.

5-449 a.

3,091 a.

* Those desiring further details are referred to the originals preserved by the Maryland His- torical Society, which kindly furnished the photostatic copies from which these records are taken.

RENT ROLLS— PARTIAL CENSUS

Mill, Woolsey, Snow Hill, 1 St. John's, j- St. Barbara's, j Manockacy, North East, Elk,

Wecomico, My Ladys,

2,696 a. 3,i3iV8a.

982V8.

Plat not yet returned.

Ditto.

Ditto.

Not yet surveyed.

..-_, j^, Suit depending about this.

Connaught, This is the Man^ that was granted Col°. Talbot. Woolcote, 200 a. Cut off by the Div-isional Line. White Plains, 812 a. Escheat. Abbington, 109 a. Escheat.

Total contents on Survey 114,63378 a.; Quantity now for Sale 69,73678 a.; Quantity Sold, 17,01574 a. for 18341. 14. 5; etc.

State of His Lordships Manor in Kent County, 1766. (I)

[12]. (A) 1731, Sept'. 9**".; (B) John Keeting; (D) William Keeting; (C) 100; (E) o. 10. o; (L) William & ]\Iar>' Keeting.

[36]. (A) Ditto; (B) Samuel Norris; (D) Rachel Hynson; (C) 56; (E) o. 5. 7V2; (L) Sam'. & Rich"*. Norris. This Lease was for 95 acres, 39 acres of which runs into other lands.

[48]. Sept'. 29; (B) Rebecca Taylor; (D) Bartus Finer; (C)

133; (E) o. 13. 4; (L) Bartus Finer.

[11]. (A) 1738, Nov. 7; (B) James Wallace; (D) John Beesley; (C) 64; (E) o. 6. 6; (L) Mary Beesley.

[41]. (A) 1742, June 5; (B) Anthony Camron; (D) John Maxwell; (C) 130; (E) o. 13. o; (L) William Maxwell & And". Jemison.

[47]. (A) Ditto; (B) John Burgan; (D) William Merrit; (C) 30; (E) o. 3. o; (L) James & Benjamin Burgin.

[54^. (A) , July 9; (B) John Greenwood; (D) John Greenwood;

(C) 98; (E) o. 9. II ; (L) John Greenwood, Sen'. [& Joseph Greenwood is crossed out^.

[4]. (A) , Aug*. 20; (B) John Cove; (D) William Waters; (C) 96;

(E) o. 9. 7V2; (L) Elizabeth Cove & Job Cove, Jun'. [Crossed out "John Job Cove, quere if all alive."]

[42]. (A) Ditto; (B) Isaac Ridgrave; (D) Isaac Ridgrave; (C) 134; (E) o. 13. 6; (L) Isaac Ridgrave, Jun'., Danniell [?] & Eliz: Ridgrave.

[25]. (A) 1744, July 26; (B) Tho». Ferkins; (D) Tho». Ferkins; (C) 140; (E) o. 14. o; (L) Tho'. & Isaac Ferkins & Mathias Harris.

[46]. (A) 1743, Feby. 6; (B) John Fage; (D) Rob*. Maxwell; (C) 11; (E) o. I. i; (L) William Thornton [Crossed out but legible] "Lessor removed from 29, 1762 or 21 years.

[46]. (A) 1745, June 10; (B) John Fage; (D) Ditto; (C) 30; (E) o. 3. o; (L) Jeremiah Luther "Burchmall."

[46]. (A) Ditto; (B) John Fage; (D) Ditto; (C) 50; (E) o. 5- o; (L) Aquilla & Mary Fage.

[30]. (A) Dec. 20; (B) John Cleaves; (D) John Cleaves; (C)

400; (E) 2. o. o; (L) John Cleaves.

[18]. (A) Ditto; (B) John Wallace, Sen'.; (D) Fhil Warner; (C) 53; (E) o. 5. 4; (L) John Wallace, Jun'.

[5]. (A) 1746, April 18; (B) Geo. Garnet; (D) Dennis "Thahon" [Shahon?]; (C) 114; (E) o. 11. 5; (L) George Thomas & George Garnet, Jun'.

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[2]. (A) Sep^ 29; (B) William Walls; (D) Henry Bodien; (C)

114; (E)o. II.6; (L) William & Sam I.Walls.

CssH- (A) , Ditto; (B) James Greenwood; (D) Sam'. Groome;

(C) 160; (E) o. 16. o; (L) Jane Greenwood.

[31]. (A.) , Ditto; (B) Eliz: Hickman; (D) Tho». Gilbert; (C)

90; (E) o. 9. o; (L) John & Eliz: Hickman.

[46]. (A) .Ditto; (B) Eliz: Hickman; (D) Robert Maxwell ; (C)

15V4; (E) o. I. 7V4; (L) John & Eliz: Hickman.

[3]. (A) 1747, April 7; (B) Henry Brooke; (D) Henry Bodun; (C) 184; (E) o. 18. 5; (L) Robert Peacock [& Mary Brooks, quere Mary Brooke, stricken out].

[16]. (A) , May 15; (B) Sarah Dier; (D) Ditto; (C) 90; (E) o.

9. o; (L) Tenant at will.

[No. 37]. (A) 1753, April ID'"; (B) William Walls; (D) William Walls; (C) 120; (E) o. 12. 0; (L) Elizabeth, Samuel & Eliz: Walls, Jun^

[10]. (A) 1747, May 15; (B) John Graham; (D) John Graham; (C) 31 ; (L) John & James Graham.

[57]. (A) Ditto; (B) Suttor [?] Burger; (D) John Burger; (C) 13; (E) o. 1.4; (L) One Life Sarah Burger ["Two Lives John Moris Burger &" are stricken out]. "Lease 18 acres."

[263. (A) 1743, Aug'. 5; (B) John Shawhan; (D) John Shawhan; (C) 130; (E) o. 13. o; (L) John, Elizabeth & John Shawhan, Jun^

[51]. (A) 1748, Jan". 25; (B) Mary Dining; (D) Annas Glenn; (C) 100; (E) o. 10. o; (L) Mary, James & John Dining.

[40]. (A) 1 75 1, May 9; (B) Susannah Hudson; (D) J Jobson;

(C) 83; (E) o. 8. 4; (L) Moses & Mary Hudson.

[28]. (A) Ditto; (B) James Hudson; (D) Hudson; (C) 50; (E)

o. 5. o; (L) Moses & Sarah Hudson, "quere."

[44]. (A) , October 24; (B) John Tilden; (D) W Tilden;

(C) 190; (E) I. I. o; (L) William Blay Tilden & John Withered.

[38]. (A) 1752, Aug'. 20; (B) Peirce Lamb; (D) Peirce Lamb; (C) 197; (E) o. 19. 8; (L) Peirce, George & John Lamb.

[11]. (A) 1753, Feb", i; (B) John Maxwell; (D) Maxwell; (C)

; (E) o. 4. 10^4 ; (L) John & Rob'. Maxwell, Jun^ & Rob'. Maxwell,

younger.

[29]. (A) , April 20; (B) John Maxwell; (D) John Maxwell; (C)

200; (E) I. o. 0; (L) James [torn].

[50]. (A) , April 6; (B) Robert Guy; (D) Robert Guy; (C) 80;

(E) o. 8. o; (L) Robert, Penelope & John Guy, Son of Rob'.

[20]. (A) Ditto; (B) John Graham; (D) John Graham; (C) 142; (E) o. 14. 3; (L) John, James & Andrew Graham.

[49]. (A) .April 10; (B) Andrew Hynson; (D) Bartus Finer; (C)

38; (E) o. 3. 972; (L) Andrew, Sarah & Thomas Hynson.

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[19]. (A) Ditto; (B) Ebenezer Reyner; (D) Ebenezer Reyner; (C) 360; (E) I. 16. o; (L) Eben^ Reyner [Amilia & Maynard are stricken out].

[46]. (A) Ditto; (B) John Page; (D) Robert Maxwell; (C) 146; (E) o. 14. 6; (L) Aquilla Page.

[46]. (A) , August 10; (B) John Page; (D) Ditto; (C) 25; (E)

o. 2. 6; (L) Aquilla & Mary Page.

[51]. (A) 1753, April id; (B) Mary Thear; (D) Annas Glenn; (C) 15; (E) 0. 2. o; (L) Richard & John Scago & Lessee.

[43]- (A) 1747, June 25; (B) William Rasin; (D) Wm. Wothered; (C) 230; (E) I. 3. o; (L) William & John Wothered.

[17]. (A) 1740, Nov^ 6; (B) Corn=. Rain; (D) Jacob Falkner; (C) 79; (E) o. 7. 11; (L) Lives unknown, gone away many years ago Lives Com=. Rain & Joseph & Ruth his Son & Daughter. Com^ Rain seen ab°. 2 years ago.

[6]. (A) 1745, Dec 20; (B) John Gilbert; (D) John Gilbert; (C) 180V2 ; (E) o. 19. 8V2 ; (L) John & Thos Gilbert & Sam. Merrit. Leased for 200 acres but by order of the agent resurveyed & found to contain 180^/2 acres.

[30]. (A) 1735, Sep'. i»».; (B) Job Cove [Cave?]; (D) John Gleaves; (C) 50; (E) o. 5. o; (L) Lives unknown, gone away many years ago, supposed to be Dead.

[9]- (A) 1746, June 7; (B) Henry Spencer; (D) Sarah Mullin; (C) 24; (E) o. 2. 5; (L) Tenant at will.

[13]. (A) 1760, Aug'. ; (B) JohnW^allace; (D) John Wallace; (C)

104; (E) I. 0. 10; (L) John & Mary Wallace «& Ja\ Graham.

[53]. (A) , Aug. 12; (B) Francis Lamb; (D) Francis Lamb; (C)

214; (E) 2. 2. 10; (L) Francis, John & Tho». Lamb.

[54]. (A) , Ditto; (B) John Greenwood; (D) John Greenwood;

(C) 5; (E) o. 0. 11; (L) John Greenwood, Sen'. John Greenwood, Jun'. & Fc CJo?] Greenwood son of John, Jun'. The last Life gone away, not been found.

[i]. (A) , Aug'. 14; (B) Tho». Perkins; (D) Isaac Perkins; (C)

62; (E) o. 12. 6; (L) Isaac Perkins, John Brooks & Sam'. Mansfield.

[7]. (A) , Ditto; (B) John Wallace; (D) Philip Warner; (C) 13;

(E) o. 2. 6; (L) John & Francis Wallace, Sons of Lessee.

[24]. (A) , Aug'. 18; (B) Hezekiah Cooper; (D) Hez\ Cooper;

(C) 170; (E) I. 14. o; (L) Hez''. & Peregrine Cooper their son. [Ft appears likely that Mary Cooper is written above "&" and is crossed out. "Wm Jones" is also crossed out].

[14]. (A) , Ditto; (B) Hannah Billis; (D) Alphonso Cornegys;

(C) 30; (E) o. 6. o; (L) Lives in Being, unknown, ["all alive," in different handwriting].

STATE OF HIS LORDSHIP'S MANOR 7

[No. 8]. (A) , Aug*. 19; (B) George Little; (D) George Little;

(C) 195; (E) I. 19. 0; (L) George, Mary his wife & Ann Little.

[No. 8]. (A) , Ditto; (B) George Little; (D) Ditto; (C) 9; (E)

o. 2. o; (L) Same Lives.

[6]. (A) 1760, Aug'. 14*^; (B) John Gilbert; (D) John Gilbert; (C) 18; (E) o. 4. o; (L) John, Ann & John Gilbert, Jun^

[33]- (A.) 1764, Feby. 18; (B) Stephen Dening; (D) Stephen Dening; (C) 86; (E) o. 17. 4; (L) 21 years. 84 acres in all.

[22]. (A) 1763, Sept'. 10; (B) John Wallace; (D) John Wallace; (C) 163; (E) I. 12. 7V2; (L) 21 years.

[35]. (A) 1764, Feb''. 18; (B) John Day; (D) Bartus Finer Guard", of J. Day; (C) 141; (E) i. 8. 3; (L) 21 years.

[34]. (A) , Ditto; (B) Arim\ Day; (D) Bartus Finer; (C) 121;

(E) I. 4. 3; (L) 21 years.

[27]. (A) , March 2''.; (B) John Hudson; (D) Ruth Hudson; (C)

62; (E) o. 12. 5V2; (L) 21 years.

[23]. (A) ,3d; (B) John Graham; (D) John Graham; (C) 18V4;

(E) o. 3. 9; (L) 21 years.

[52]. (A) , June 9; (B) George Lamb; (D) George Lamb; (C) 57;

(E) o. II. 6; (L) 21 years.

[15]- (A) , Oct'. 24; (B) John March; (D) John March; (C)

247 V2; (E) 2. 9. 6; (L) 21 years.

[ ]. (C) 6; (E) o. I. 4; (L) Not under Lease, Church Land p<*. by

the Vestry.

[39]. (A) 1747, Aug', i; (B) Robert Hart; (D) Robert Hart; (C) 450; (E) 2. 5. o; (L) Held by Robert Hart of Cecil County. Terms of the Lease not known to the Steward.

Totals: (C) 7015V2; (E) 43- I7- 19V2.

[32]. (A) 1752, April i; (B) Beale Bordley; (D) Said Bordley; (C) 75; (E) o. 7. 6; (L) Said Beale Bordley, Margaret Beardley & Loyd Dulany.

" Kent County, November, 1766." (II)

"This Manor Laid off May i," .*

(L) William Keeting & Mary Keeting, his Son & Daughter; (M) William 50 & Mary about 53 years of age. Mary Dead.

(L) Samuil Norris & Richard Norris; (M) Sam'. ab°. 48 & Richard 40. Leased for 95 acres, 39 acres in other .

(L) Bartus Finer; (M) Bartus Finer 47 assigned Apr. 12, 1743. Capons due.

(L) Rob'. [?] Jeremiah & John Cove, all left this Frovince many years ago; (M) quere. Alienations due.

(L) Mary Beesley, Daughter of the Lessee; (M) Mary Beesley aged about 30.

(L) Lessee, Joseph & Ruth Rain his Son & Daughter; (M) Father bought from John Walls & Walls from the Lessee, no assignment from the Lessee to Walls. Lives all moved to Carolina about 15 years ago.

(L) William Maxwell, Son of Rob'. & Andrew Jemeson; (M) Wm. Maxwell 47, A. Jemeson 30, left by will from Camron to Maxw .

(L) James & Benjamin Burgan, Sons of the Lessee; (M) James ab°. 25 & Benj''. ab°. 24 Vide the Date of the Lease.

(L) Lessee; (M) Aged upwards of 70 years.

(L) Lessee, Job Cove Jun'. & Eliz: Cove; (M) Lives all left the Frovince quere gone & if Dead or Living.

(L) Damsell, Eliz: & Isaac Ridgrane, Wife, Son & Daughter of Lessee; (M) Damsell ab°. 50, Eliz: 28, Isaac 26.

(L) Lessee, Elizabeth his Wife & John Shawhon his Son ; (M) Lessee 51, wife 50 & son about 27.

(L) Lessee, Isaac Ferkins, Son of Ebenezer & Mathias Harris (dead); (M) Lessee 42 (Dead), Isaac Perkins 25, & Math'. Harris 50.

(L) Aquila Fage & William Burchnell; (M) Aquila Fage, 22, Wm. Burchnell 30.

(L) Qejremiah Luther Burchnell; (M) Aged about 30 years.

(L) John Cleaves; (M) John Cleaves about 28.

(L) John Wallace; (M) John Wallace about 22. Dead & the Land Sold.

(L) Lessee, Thomas & George Garnett his Sons; (M) Lessee, 60, Dead, Thomas 30, Dead, George 28, Quere Fine. 2 Lives Dead.

(L) Lessee & Samuel Walls his Son; (M) Lessee about . Dead, Samuel 33. Quere Fine.

* But the right half of the record survives, torn and irregular. See Frontispiece.

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(L) Jane Greenwood; (M) Aged 25 yrs. Assign''. ^'^ Feby. 1755, Consideration £20 .

(L) John «& Elizabeth Hickman, Son & Daughter of Lessee; (M) John 25, Eliz: ab°. 30, quere Fine.

(L) Same Lives.

(L) Tenant at will.

(L) Robert Peacock Jun'. & Mary Brooks; (M) Peacock ab°. 23, Mary Brooks abo Dead, Bodier Guard, i Life dropt.

(L) Tenant at will.

(L) Lessee & his Son James Graham.

(L) John Morris Burgan & Sarah Burgan; (M) J. M. Burgan Dead. Lives both under 30. N. B. Lease mentions 18 acres.

(L) William Wethered & John Wethered.

(L) Lessee & his Son, James Hart; (M) Lessee about 60, James about 30, Dead.

(L) Lessee, Thomas Gilbert & Samuel Merritt; (M) Lessee ab°. 40, Thomas 30 & Samuel 22, Leased for 200 acres but resuryey'd & contains only 180V2 by order of the Agent.

(L) Lessee & his Sons James & John Deming; (M) Lessee 40 Dead, James 23, John 21. N. B. Glenn holds 12 acres on his lease & another for 15 acres.

(L) Moses & Mary Hudson, children of the Lessee; (M) Moses 16, Mary 20, by assignment consid". £130 Capons in .

(L) Moses & Sarah Brother & Sister of the Lessee; (M) Moses 16, Sarah 17.

(L) William Blay [May?] Tilden & John Wethered.

(L) Lessee, Margaret his Wife & Loyd Dulany.

(L) Lessee, George & John Lamb, his Brothers; (M) Lessee 34, George 30, John 27.

(L) Lessee, Robert Maxwell Son of Robert & Robert Maxwell Son of Wm.; (M) Lessee 40, Robert, Son of Robert 30, Robert, Son of Wm. 13.

(L) Lessee, Penelope his Wife & John Guy his Son; (M) Lessee 45, Penelope 40, John the Son 16.

(L) John Graham, James & Andrew his Sons; (M) John 48, Dead, James 24 Dead, Andrew 21.

(L) Lessee, Thomas «& Sarah his Children; (M) Lessee 40, Thomas 30, Sarah 15. Wrong Information abo. Lives.

(L) Lessee & Emelia Reyner his Daughter; (M) Lessee 40, Emelia 18.

(L) Aquila Page.

(L) Lessee, Richard & John Scaggs; (M) Mary Thear 60; Richard 29, John 25.

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(L) Lessee, Robert Maxwell, Son of Rob'. & Robert Maxwell, Son of Wm. ; (M) Lessee 40, Rob'. Son of Robert 30, Robert Son of Wm. 13.

(L) Elizabeth his Wife, Samuel his Son & Elizabeth his Daughter; (M) Wife 54, Samuel 33, Eliz:th Daughter 23.

(L) Aquila & Mary Page; (M) Aquila 22, Mary 25.

(L) Lessee, his Wife Mary & James Graham; (M) Lessee 28, his Wife 27, James Graham 25.

(L) Francis, John & Thomas Lamb; (M) Francis 78, John 21, Thomas 10.

(L) Lessee, John his Son & Joseph the Son of John his Son.

(L) "Isaac Perkins, Son of Eben^ John Brooks, Son of Philip & Sam'. Mansfield Jun^"

(L) John & Francis Wallace, Sons of the Lessee; (M) John about 21 Dead, Francis 16.

(L) Lessee, his Wife & John Gilbert Son of Thomas; (M) Lessee 40, Wife 35, John Son of Thomas 13 .

(L) Lessee, Martha his Wife & Son Peregrine; (M) Lessee 37, Wife 30 Dead, Son very Young.

(L) Lessee, Peregrine Cooper, Son of Hez*". & James Jones, Son of Peter; (M) Lessee 26, the others very young, quere Fine.

(L) Mary his Wife & Ann his Daughter; (M) Lessee 40, Wife 50, Daughter 8.

(L) Term of twenty one years.

(L) Ditto; (M) Renewed Lease.

(L) Ditto; (M) Stephen Denning hold 86 acres & M^ Wicks an", pay "U Rev.

(L) Ditto. [60]. (L) Ditto. [61]. (L) Ditto. [62]. (L) Ditto. [63]. (L) Ditto.

(L) Ditto. [65]. (L) Not under Lease. Rent p''. by the Vestry.

(L) Cirtified Septm'. i6">. 1706; (M) Rented.

"State of His Lordships Manor in Kent County,"' 1766. (Ill)*

[l]. (M 1) 3 Lives, Ages from 16 to 24; (C) 62; (G) Good Land, but all cleared except one corner where remains some timber; (H) None; (K) 22/.

[15. 5. 02]. (M 1) 2 Lives, Ages 33 & 60; (C) 114; (G) Good Land, but little or no Timber not quite so good as No. i ; (H) Of no great value; (K) 25/6, quere Fine.

[15.10.03]. (M 1) I Life, age 23; (C) 184; (G) Good Land equal to No. i; (H)good; (K)27/.

[4]. (M 0 3 Lives, left the province, quere 2 alive; (C) 96; (G) Indifferent Land, Sandy & but little Timber; (H) pretty good; (K) 22/.

[23. 9. 05]. (M 1) I Life, Age 28 ["60" and "30" are crossed out "3 Lives "3; (C) 114; Good white clay land, sandy, something better than No. 4, very little Timber; (H) good; (K) 21/6, quere Fine.

[6]. (M 1) 3 Lives, ages 40, 30 & 22; (C) 180V2; (G) Rather better than No. I, very little Timber; (H) Pretty good, i Life only, left 30 years.

[6 do]. (M 1) 3 Lives, ages 40, 35, 13; (C) 18; (G) As good as No. 6, but cleared of Timber; (H) Pretty good; (K) for both [6] & [6 do] 24/.

[7]. (M 1) 2 Lives, ages 21 & 16; (C) 13; (G) The same as No 6, cleared of Timber ; (H) None.

[8]. (M 0 3 Lives, ages 40, 30 & 8 ; (G) About 9 acres Timber, equal to No 6, the whol quantity of little value; (K) 24/.

[9]. (M 1) None; (C) 24; (G) Middling good Land, but Clear'd; (H) None; (K) 30/.

[19. I. 010]. (M 0 2 Lives, Ages 50 & 25; (C) 31 ; (G) Full as good as No 6, with plenty of Timber to support it; (H) None; (K) 24/.

[13. 9. on]. (M 0 I Life, age 30; (C) 64; (G) MiddUng Land, worn & no Timber; (H) i dwell'g, H". 20 X 30, good repair, 50 apple trees; (K) 27/.

[12]. (M 1) I Life, age 50; (C) 100; (G) Pretty good Land, much worn & very little Timber; (H) Tollerably good; (K) 27/.

[13]. (M 0 3 Lives, ages 28, 27 & 25; (C) 104; (G) Nearly the same as No 12; (H) of little value; (K) 23/6 Sold.

[14]. (M 1) 3 Lives, ages 26, 22 & 10; (C) 30; (G) Poor Land & Httle or no Timber; (H) pretty good; (K) 20/ quere Fine.

* Apparently discriptive of the first list. Note the agreement of acres and the ages for "Lives" mentioned in the leases. G. M. B.

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[15]. (M 1) 18 years; (C) 247V2; (G) Good Land, with some Timber equal to No 6; (H) very good; (K) 28/.

[16]. (M 1) None; (C) 90; (G) Middling Land, with a small parcel of Wood; (H) None; (K) 30/.

[17^. (M ') Lives gone to Carv'*. 15 years. Leasd. 1740; (C) 79; Poor Land & Sandy, no Timber; (H) pretty good; (K) 24/2 Fines due.

[15. II. 018]. (M 1) I Life, age 22; (C) 53; (G) Middling Land, with little or no Timber; (H) none; (K) 25/.

[19]. (M 0 I Life, age 40; (C) 360; (G) pretty good Land with Timber sufficient & some Meadow; (H) pretty good; (K) 28/.

[20]. (M 1) 3 Lives, ages 48, 24 & 21 ; (C) 142; (G) poor Land & very little Timber; (H) of very little value; (K) 20/.

[213. (C) 484; (G) Bennetts Bridge, very good Land & plenty of Timber; (K) 31/6.

[22]. (M 1) 17 years; (C) 163; (G) Indifferent Land & very little Timber; (H) None; (K) 24/. 3 acres Sold at 25/.

[23]. (M 1) 17V2 years; (C) 18^/4; (G) Middling Land & no Timber; (H) of very little value; (K) 24/6. Sold.

[^24]. (M 1) 2 Lives, ages 37, 10. The others very young. (C) 170; (G) very Indifferent, quere Timber; (H) good; (K) 20/.

[25]. (M 0 3 Lives, ages 42, 25 & 50; (C) 140; (G) middling Good Land with some Timber; (H) of no great value; (K) 24/.

[22. 10. 15. 26]. (M ^) 3 Lives, ages 51, 50 & 27; (C) 130; (G) pretty good Land, but scarce of Timber; (H) pretty good; (K) 25/6.

[27]. (M ') 1772 years; (C) 62; (G) middling good Land with some Timber; (H) of very little value; (K) 25/.

[28]. (M 0 2 Lives, ages 16 & 17; (C) 50; (G) poor Land & no Timber; (H) I small old Log House; (K) 21/.

[29]. (M 1) 3 Lives, ages 40, 30 & 13; (C) 200; (H) John Maxwell's; (K) 26/6 together with No 41. Sold.

[14. 3. 030]. (M ') I Life age 28; (C) 400; (G) Good Land with some Timber but scarce for the quantity; (K) 27/6, better than J. Maxwell's.

[Same No]. (M ^) 3 lives, left the province many years; (C) 50; (G) Middling Land, much worn & no Timber; (H) for these two tracts of no great value; (K) 28/6. quere alienations.

[21. II. 15. 31]. (M 0. 2 Lives, ages 25 & 30; (C) 90; (G) middling good, but worn & no Timber; (K) 23/. quere aliena. Fine.

[32]. (MO J [F?]. B. Bordley, wife & Loyd Dulany; (C) 75; (G) Indifferent & broken with a small parcel of Timber; (H) of very little value; (K) 20/6.

C33II- (^I ') 17V2 years; (C) 84; (G) poor, having been much worn & little or no Timber; (H) of no great value; (K) 24/.

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[34]. (M 0 17V2 years; (C) 121; (G) middling Land with some little Timber; (H) pretty good ; (K) 26/.

[35]. (M ') 17V2 years; (C) 141; (G) pretty good Land, with some Timber; (H) of very little Value; (K) 27/.

[15. 7. 15. 36]. (M 1) 2 Lives 38 & 40; (C) 56; (G) Middling Land with some Timber; (H) none; (K) 24/.

[26.8.22.37]. (M 0 3 Lives, 54, 33 & 23; (C) 120; (G) Middling Land with very little Timber; (H) of no great value; (K) iij.

[38]. (M 0 3 Lives, 34, 30 «& 27; (C) 197; (G) Good Land with some Timber; (H) pretty good; (K) 23/6.

[39]- (M 0 2 Lives, ages 60 & 30; (C) 450; (G) Middling Land with some Timber; (H) pretty good; (K) 27/. Tenanted in part.

[40]. (M 1) 2 Lives, 16 «& 20; (C) 83; (G) pretty much worn, with no Timber; (G) pretty good ; (K) 22/. Sold assigned. Cons". £130.

[18. 20. 41]. (M 0 2 Lives, ages 47 & 30; (C) 130; (H) very good.

[41]. (M 1) 3 Lives, 40, 30 & 13; (C) 49; (H) very good. (K) 26/6. This and the previous tract with No. 29 Sold.

[25. II. 042]. (M 1) 3 Lives, 50, 28 & 26; (C) 134; (H) Middling Land, with some Timber; (K) 24/.

[43]. (M 1) 2 Lives, Wm. & Jn°. Wethered ab" 21 & 26; (C) 230; (G) Good Land, with some Timber; (H) i Fram'd Dwell'g House 18 X 25, good repair; (K) 25/6.

[44]. (M 1) 2 Lives, Wm. B. Tilden 26 & Jno. Wethered 21; (C) 190; (G) Good Land with some Timber; (H) of not much value; (K) 25/6. Church on this Land.

[45ll- (G) Old Land called Ivingo.

[22.9.15.46]. (M 0 2 Lives, ages 22 & 30; (C) 30; (K) 27/.

[13. 9. o. 46]. (M 1) I Life, age 30, (C) 50; (H) Rob*. Maxwell's; (K) 28/.

[21. II. 15. 46]. (M ^) 2 Lives, 25 & 30; (C) 15^/4; (H) good Improve- ments on the 277^4 acres but on what part not distinguished; (K) 27/.

[15. II. o. 46]. (M 1) I Life, age abo. 22; (C) 146; (K) 28/.

[23. 5. 15. 46]. (M 0 2 Lives, ages 22 & 25; (C) 25; (K) 27/.

[Same No]. (M i) i6yrs.; (C) 11; (K) 28/.

(G) For the preceding 6 tracts good Land with some Timber.

[22. II. 047]. (M ^) 2 Lives, ages 25 «& 24; (C) 30; (G) Middling Land & very Httle Timber; (H) of no great value; (K) 23/. vide Date of Lease.

[8. 9. 048]. (M 1) I Life 47; (C) 133; (G) Middling good Land with some Timber; (H) none; (K) 26/. Sold. Fine chag"*. £5. 6. 8.

[49]. (M 1) 3 Lives, ages 40, 30 & 15, vide min.; (C) 38; (G) Middling Land & some Timber; (K) 23/. Sold. Fine chd. o. 9. 6.

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[50]. (M 1). 3 Lives 45, 40 & 16; (C) 80; (G) Middling Land, scarce any Timber; (H) pretty good; (K) 23/.

[29. 3. 15. 51]. (M 0 3 Lives, 40, 23 & 21. N. B. a man Gleen (?) hold 120 acres by the plat in these Leases; (C) 100; (G) Middling Land but little Timber; (H) of not much value; (K) 22/.

[Ditto] 3 ditto, 60, 29 & 25; (C) 15; (G) The same; (K) 22/.

[52]. (M 0 17^/4 years; (C) 57; (G) pretty good Land with Timber to support; (H) good; (K) 25/6.

[53]. (M 1) 3 Lives 78, 27 & 10; (C) 214; (G) Middling good Land, quere Timber?; (H) very good; (K) 23/6.

[26. 054]. (M 0 I Life, upwards 70; (C) 98; (G) MiddHng Land, but very little Timber; (H) of no great value; (K) 28/6.

[Same]. (M ^) 3 Lives, 70, 50, 20; (C) 5; (G) a little Branch for Water; (K) 28/6.

[18. I. 055] (M 0 I Life age 25 years; (C) 160; (G) pretty good but little or no Timber; (H) of