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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761
Volume 31, Page 172   View pdf image (33K)
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172 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761.

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Thomas Burgen of Baltimore County Planter being sworn
on the holy Evangels of Almighty God deposeth and saith that
he lives in Deer Creek Hundred in the said County, that he
knows nothing of one William Johnson working in that
Neighbourhood about 4 years ago but that he knew one
William Marshall who about 4 Years ago worked as a Lab-
ourer with Joseph Renshaw Darby Tool, and James Donnally
a Fuller, that the said Donnally is a Roman Catholic and has
4 Children, this Deponent likewise saith that the said William
Marshall married a Daughter of William Deale in the said
County, that in a little time after his Marriage being in debt
he run away, that the aforementioned William Marshall has
a Dent like a Scar on one side of the Nose, is a hearty young
Man, well set, and as he believes about 25 Years of Age, he
likewise saith that the said William Marshall was born near
Abraham Jarrards in that Hundred and brought up by him,
that he believes he is a protestant, and that he never was at
Mass in that County in his Life; this Deponent further saith

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that one James McDonald of the same County hath not to his
Knowledge or Belief, a Daughter named Susannah, nor was
he ever at a Christening, he likewise saith that James Don-
nally a Journeyman at Walter Ashmores fulling Mill has a
Daughter named Susannah who was christened about 6 or
7 years ago in pensilvania, that the said James Donnally
has three Boys, the youngest of which is about three Years
old, and that he believes the priest Neale was never at Don-
nally's House, his Children being christened at the Chappel,
this Deponent also saith that he knows Bennett Neale well
that he is a Roman Catholic priest, has been in that Neigh-
bourhood many Years, that he lives upon a plantation that
was given by one Thomas Shea, and that there are Negroes
working upon the said plantation, that he never was in Com-
pany with Mr Neal any where but at Mass, that he has seen
Mr Neale at Mr Wheelers, but knows not the Conversation
not being admitted into Company: this Deponent saith he
believes he should know William Marshall again, and de-
clares that the person now shewn to him is the same William
Marshall as before mentioned, and that he knows him well.
This Deponent further says that he never heard Mr Bennet
Neale at the time of his being at Mass recommend it to the
Congregation or people to provide themselves with Arms and
Ammunition to join any party of French or Indians that
should come down to invade or make an Attack upon his
Majesty's Subjects, this Deponent likewise says that he
never heard Mr Neal or any other person say that one Mr
Digges who lives near York or any other Mr Digges had
Arms or Ammunition by him, and would assist the ffrench

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