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Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1649/50-1657
Volume 10, Page 48   View pdf image (33K)
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            48 Court and Testamentary Business, 1649 50.





        Liber A. John Cooke maketh oath that daniell Clocker the same yeare

              hee was free from his Maister Capt Cornewallis did demand of

              his said Maister his clothes, come and land then due to him, as

              hee nowe prtends, But what answere the said Capt gave him J

              haue quite forgott And further hee saith not.

                                        John Cooke his marke

              J urat coram me 28 Septembr 1650

                             Wm Stone


                    The deposicon of Mawdlin the wife of Willm Whittle

                    taken this of November 1650

                This depont saith that whilest shee lived with Mr Cuthbert

              ffenwick there came daily to Mr ffenwick Penne a Cowe wch

              WiHm Smoote laid clayme to wch said Cowe brought a reddish

              Calf, but whether it was a Cowe Calf or Bull Calf shee cannot

              depose And further shee saith not

                                  The marke of Mawdly Whittle

              J urat coram me Willm Bretton


          To the hoble Governor and the Worll Counsell of

                    the Province of Maryland &c

              The  humble Peticon of the Inhabitants of the County of Kent

                 whose names are vnder subscribed


                That for these 5 yeares last past or thereabouts divers Cattell

              of the then Inhabitants vppon the said Island haue beene suf-

              fered to runne wild whereby theire Jncrease sithence being still

              vnmarked doe also runne wild, and noe course hath beene

              hitherto taken either for the tameing them or discovery to

              whom theire Jncrease doth pperly belong nor howe they ought

              to bee proporconed By reason whereof yor Peticoners are not

              onely hindred of all benefitt they might make of theire severall

              shares of the said Cattell and Increase iustly belonging to them

              but are much priudiced also in having theire tame Cattell

              carryed away and spoiled by Wild Bulls, and the said other

              wild cattell to yor Peticoners very great damage and the

              priudice of the Comon wealth.

                    Yor Peticoners therefore for redresse hereof humbly

                   pray that this Court will appoint some speedy course to

                   bee taken for the getting vpp of the said wild Cattell

                   soe as they may bee devided distributed & disposed of

                   as this Court shall thinke fitt according to right equity

                   and good conscience And they shall ever pray &c.

              John Winchester  Nicholas Browne  Tho: Pett

              Elizabeth Commins                 Henry Morgan    Wm Jones

              Edw: Claxton     Tho: Bradnox     Robte Martin

              John Salter      ffrancis Lumbard Rich. Blunt

              Phillip Conner   Roger Baxter     Willm Porter

              John Phillipps   John deere


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