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Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679
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             136        Chancery Court Proceedings, 1674.

        Liber C D Surveyed in the life time of the Said James Stringer and the quan
        p. 115 (fol 143) tity of the Same & whether the Same may or Ought of Right to
              descend to the Sd heir or whether the Same are not Escheated unto
              us & who are the prsent possessors of the Said Land & by what Title
              and the Inquisition thereof by you distinctly and openly made to us
              in our Chancery without delay you Send under your Seales and the
              Seales of them by whom the Said Inquisition Shall be made & this
              Writt Wittness our Self at our City of S.t maries the 23.th day of
              August in the 43.th year of our Dominion ov.r our S.d province of
              maryland Annoq Domini 1674
               On the Back of the aforegoing writt was thus written The Exe
              cution of this writt appeareth in a Certain Schedule hereunto
              Annexed                    Robert Burle
                                          Tho: Beson

               An Inquisition Indented taken at m.r Nicholas Gassoway's house
              in the County of Ann Arundell the 12.th day of November in the
                 year of the Dominion of Caecilius &Ca Annoq Di 1674 before
              us Robert Burle & Tho.s Besson by Virtue of a Cothission in the
              nature of a writt of mandamus to us directed & to the Said Inqui
              sition Annexed to Enquire what Lands & Tenements James Stringer
              late of Ann Arundell County deced dyed Seized of within the Said
              Co.ty of Ann Arundell & whether Mary Williams wife of Lodowick
              Williams & Daughter of the Said James Stringer be his next heir
              & whether the Same were Surveyed in the life time of the Sd James
              Stringer & the quantity of the Same & whether the Same may or
              ought of Right to descend to the Said heir or whether the Same are
              not Escheated & who are the present possessors of the S.d Land &
              by what Title by the Oaths of Doct.r William Jones, W.m Ramsey,
              Rob.t Love, John Howard, Cornelius Howard, James Saunders,
              Rich.d Cheney John ifoster, ifardinando Battee, Richard Tydings,
              Thomas Watkins John Grassum duly Sworn w.ch Said Jurors upon
              their Oaths do Say as followeth viz.t
               I It is our Judgm.t that James Stringer dyed Seized of the
              Land now in dispute as the manner was then to hold Land as ap
              pears by the Inventory taken off the Record of the County & the
              Evidences
               2 It is our Judgm.t that mary Williams the wife of Lodowick
        (fol. 144) Williams is the only heir of James Stringer there being no other
              Ever known or apparent
               3 Evidence makes appear that the Lands held by James Stringer
              to Say the Land in dispute was not Surveyed till after the Death of
              the Said Stringer the q.ty being one hund.d & fifty acres
               4 It is our Judgm.t that mary Williams is the Right heir to the sd
              one hund.d & fifty acres of Land after the manner of holding of
        


 
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