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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
Volume 38, Page 420   View pdf image (33K)
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420 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Liber LL, 5

Pass from the said Thos Edmonds & Henry Borne their heirs &
assignes in as full and Ample Manner as if the said Recited Deeds
Indented from the said Thoms Edmonds & Henry Borne their heirs
& assigties to the Said John Hanse Stedman; had been Duly
Recorded in the Records of Cecill County wthin the time Limitted
by the Laws then in force, the want of Recording the same deeds
or any Law Statute or useage to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Saving to his Most Sacred Majesty: The Rt Honble the Lord
Propry their heirs & Successors and all bodys Politick & Corporate
and all others not Menconed in this Act their Severall & Respective

Acts of 1728,
ch. 11
p. 217
[Other Acts
of this
Session are
printed in
Vol. 36
of the
p. 218

An Act for the Relief of Sarah Massey of the City of Philadelphia.
Whereas it has been represented to this present Generall Assembly
by the humble Petition of Sarah Massey of the City of Philadelphia
Widow & Relict of Samuel Massey of the same City Deceased that
her said Husband in the Year Seventeen hundred & Ten on his
Removall from the Kingdom of Ireland to the province of Pensil-
vania did purchase from one Thomas Brocklesby of the City of Corke
in the said Kingdom of Ireland Two Tracts or parcels of Land one
Called Delph Lying in Baltemore County Containing Seven hundred
and Twenty acres the other Lying in Cecill County Containing One
Thousand Acres both within this Province but that the said Samuel
Massey being Ignorant of the Laws of this province did not at the
time of making the said Purchase procure from the said Brocklesby
a power of Attorney for the Acknowledging of the said Deeds ac-
cording to the Laws and Customs of this province but upon his
Arrivall procured them only to be proved by the Subscribing Evi-
dences and recorded in the Respective County Court Offices where
the said Lands Lye. And Whereas it is further represented by the
said Sarah Massey that her said Husband is since Deceased and by his
Last will and Testament in Writing has Left the said Lands to be
Sold by her for the payment of his Debts and Childrens Portions
but that the want of such Acknowledgment is made use of by such
as would be purchasers as an Objection against the Validity of the
Title and forasmuch as the premisses have been made Sufficiently
to Appear to this Generall Assembly as also for that upon inspection
Into the said Deeds it appears that the said Samll Massey was an
honest and fair purchaser upon a Valuable Consideration and that
their appears no fraud or covin used in the said Purchace & Sale it
is humbly prayed that it be Enacted And be it Enacted by the Right
Honourable the Lord Proprietor by and with the Advice and Consent
of his Lordships Governeur and the Upper and Lower Houses of
Assembly and the Authority of the Same that the said Deeds be as
good and Valid in Law To all Intents and Purposes as if they had
been Acknowledged According to the Laws and Customs of this

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