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Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679
Volume 51, Page 155   View pdf image (33K)
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           Chancery Court Proceedings, 1675.   55

      In Testimony whereof as well the Said have also Liber C D
     Set their hands & Seals this march 1674
                                Robert Burle sealed
                                Thomas Besson sealed
      Cap.t Thomas Besson aged 58 years Sworn Saith that James
     Stringer in his life time did Enter a Caveat for one hund.d & fifty
     acres of Land in South River as was the manner in those days but
     not Surveyed in his life time but Surveyed by John Collier after the
     decease of the Said Stringer & upon the Rights of the Sd Stringer
     that the twenty acres at Severne was Surveyed in the life time
     of the S.d Stringer and was fully possessed it & further Saith not
     march 167 4/5               Tho Besson
      Jurat Coram me Robert Burle

      On the Back Side of a mandamus directed to Thomas Sprigg & (fol. 164)
     Robt Carvile Gent Bearing date the day of may in the
     year of the Dominion of Caecilius Annoq Domini 1674 to Enquire
     by the Oaths of 12 Good & Lawfull men of Calvert County what
     Land or Tenemts Emperor Smith & Abdeloe Martin Late of the
     Same County deced dyed Seized of at the time of their death was
     written as followeth
      The Execution of this Commission appears by Certain Schedule
     hereunto annexed             Tho: Sprigg
                                  Ro: Carvile
      By Virtue of a Commission in the nature of a writt of mandamus
     issued out of his Lordships Court of Chancery directed to us
     Thomas Sprigg & Robert Carvile Gent these are to Will & Com
     mand you that you Cause to Come before 12 Good and Lawfull p. 131
     men of your Bailywick upon Tuesday the day of ffebruary 164)
     next at the house of Richard Keene in Putuxent Between the hours
     of 9 and 10 in the morning to Enquire what Lands and Tenem.ts
     Emperor Smith and Abdelo Martin late of your County dyed
     Seized of at the time of their Death as of ffee and of what manno.r
     and how much those Lands and Tenem.ts are of value by the year
     in all issues & who the Same do occupy and who hath paid the Rent
     for the Same & who is next heir to the Same lands & of what age
     the heir is and at what time the Said Emperor Smith and Abdelo
     martin dyed and hereof fail not under the pain Ensueing And for
     yor So doing this Shall be your Sufficient warrant and have you there
     this precept Given under our hands and Seals this day of Jan.ry
     in ye year of Or Lord 1674   Tho: Sprigg (seal)
                                  Ro: Carvile (seal)
     To m.r Henry Darnall high
        Sheriff of Calvert County

     Calvert County ss.
      An Inquisition Indented taken at the house of mr Richard Keene
     in Putuxent River in Calvert County Inholder upon Thursday the

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