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Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1658-1662
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456 Provincial Court Proceedings, 1661.

P. C. R.
April 23
Re Cooper

Tuesday 23th Aprill present as aforesaid

This day came Samuell Cooper Sonne of Sampson Cooper and
desired to haue liberty to choose his Guardian he alleadgeing that
he was 16 yeares old, which the Courte admitted Whereupon he
chose Hugh Lee of St Marys Innhoulder to be his Guardian.



Whereas Mr Edward LLoyd tendered to this Board a Bill obliga-
tory of Guy Knowles late deceased intestate for the payment of
three hundred and nine pounds of tobacco And whereas the said Mr
Lloyd informed the Board that there was some Sallary from the
Publike due to the said Knowles as Interpreter amongst the Indians
It is therefore ordered that Mr Lloyd be the first payd out of the
Estate of the said Guy Knowles and that in case the said Sallary be
not already payd to the said Guy Knowles that then the Sherriffes
that were to leauy the same or shall hereafter be ordered to leauy the
same shall deposite it into the hands of Mr Edward Lloyd.


May 16 At a Speciall Courte held at
Spesutia 16th May 1661

Philip Calvert Esqr Governor Henry
Coursey Esqr Sec. Baker Brooks
Edward Lloyd and John Bateman
Esqrs Councellors.

Was read the petition of Bridgett Nelson as followeth

Nelson v.
p. 463

To the honorable the Gouernor and Councell of Maryland
The humble peticon of Bridgett Nelson Sheweth That aboute the
foure .... by breakeing of a peice of Silver which Silver being
divided betweene them for the purpose aforesaid And yor peticonr
being then a Servant to one Mr Holland of the Herring Creeke the
said Quintin Counyer desired one Richard Wells for to free yor pe-
ticoner, and to pay for her freedome out of his Estate; but the said
Richard Wells neglecting to doe itt, he imediately fell Sicke and
made Mr Francis Stocckett his Attorney, and desired him to free yor
peticonr which he did accordingly, And the said Quintin Conyer in
his sicknes did giue all his Estate both reall and personall to Mr
Francis Stocckett And the said Stockett in regard he bought her out
of the said Counyers Estate doth intend to make her a Servant, And
moreover did vpon his death Bedd relate that he the said Quintyn
Conyer was marryed before God to yor peticonr by breakeing of the
af oresd Siluer Betweene them, as by wittnes yor petr can make appeare
Now yor petr humbly desires yor honors to take it into yor serious
Consideracon whether she be a Servant or a f reewoma And yor petr
shall pray.
Vpon the peticon of Bridgett Nelson aboue written aboute her
Freedome from Mr Francis Stocckett whoe claymed her as parte of

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