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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1681-1685/6
Volume 17, Page 132   View pdf image (33K)
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132 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1681-85/6.

Liber R.

At wch tyme came Elizabeth Tennison widow and preferred

her petition whereof she prays the heareing, and the same is
read as followeth (viz.)

To the Rt honble Charles absolute Lord and Propry of the
Provinces of Maryld and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore &ca
The humble Petition of Elizabeth Tennisson widow Most
humbly sheweth
That your Petr was the wife of John Tennisson Senr who in
his life tyme was to allow your Petr a yearely pension for her
maintenance p your Lspps ordr which was 100l of Tobacco, 3
barrills of Indian Corne and 300l of meate p annum, whereof
your Petr never had but 500l of Tobacco: 3 barrlls of Corne &
the whole Quantity of meate, being three yeares banished
from her sd husband, soe that there remaines 2500l of Tobacco

p. 346

and six barrills of Corne, your Petr presumeth that her hus-
bands Exrs stand now indebted to her for the said 2500l of
Tobacco and the 6 barrills of Corne which has been often
demanded p your Petr from them but they refuse to pay the
same, unless your Petr will accept of the same yearely allow-
ance as she had formerly and leave her thirds.
Now soe it is may it please your Ldsp that your Petrs hus-
band dyed in January last, and by his last will made his two
Sonns Justinian and Absalom Tennisson joint Executers and
gave what Estate he had unto them, but nothing unto your
Petr but what she could recover p Law, soe they have gott the
whole Estate into their owne hands, and forgetting their Duty
threaten to keepe your Petr from her owne by Law, who being
poore and not of Ability to wage Law with them; And more-
over they debarr your petr from all priviledges whatsoever,
and have since the death of your Petrs husband confiscated
greate parte of the Estate and refuse to give your Petr any
Accot thereof, and doe still contrive all the wayes imaginable
to defraud your Petr of what is her just due, and they also say
that they will hinder your Petr from having anything this
yeare in despight of ffate, soe that your Petr is likely to be
brought to misery and poverty in this her old age, if not
releived by your Ldsps tender pitty and Compassion. Your
Petr humbly prayes your Ldsps ordr that she may have her just
due and right without any trouble in the Law being poore and
in a meane condition
And yor Petr as in duty bound shall ever pray &ca

Which petition was transmitted to the Provinciall Court
with this foll Indorsemt (viz:)

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