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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1681-1685/6
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344 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1681-85/6.

Lib. R. R. R

p. 185

At a Councill held at the City of St Maries the 26th Day of
ffebry Anno Dmi. 1684:

Coll Thomas Taillor
Coll Henry Darnall
The honble Coll Wm Burges Present
Majr Nicholas Sewall
Majr Thomas Trueman

Upon the information and at the request of Mr John Rousby,
was brought before this board Roger Skreene of Calvert
County Taylor charged and suspected to have been privy and
assistant to the Escape of Coll George Talbott from his prison
In Virginia

The said Roger Examined Saith and Declareth as foll (viz)

That on Saturday last was a moneth or thereabouts (as he
remembers) he sett out from Pottuxen River in a shallop have-
ing on board Mada Talbott, Philim Murry and another Irish
man red haired, and two new hands Irish, together with a
Servant wench and a Child bound for Virginia, where they
arrived at Esqr Wormleys in Rappahanock the Wednesday
following. On Thursday morning Madm Talbott, Philim
Murry, the servant wench and the Child, with a Servant of
Esqr Wormleys went over for Gloucester County, where Coll
Talbott was then a prisoner in custody; On ffriday Esqr
Wormley man came back with the horses, leaveing the rest of
the Company behind him; On Sunday foll Madam Talbott with
the rest of her Company returned to the shallop, onely the
Child which the Coll desired to keepe with him was left
behind; He this Examinant enquired of the red haired Irish
man whither Madm Talbott designed back again in the shallop
with him, because she said when she went from Maryland, she
intended not to returne with him for Maryland. The said
Irish man answered that Madm Talbott did intend to goe back
with him for Maryland but the Child was left behind untill such
time as Madm Talbott came again for Virginia: On Monday
morning they all came away downe to the mouth of Rappa-
hanock to Esqr Wormleys, and in the Evening they went
ashore to dress some meate, and bought some meale of which
they made bread, and lay with the shallop a mile within the
South point of Rappahanock River, and on Tuesday morning
Philim Murry and the red haired Irish mann with one of the
new hands went ashoare to enquire (as they said) for a kins-
mans of the new hands, and told him the Examinant they
would goe to the ordinary and gett a bottle of Rumm; and

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