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Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679
Volume 51, Page 228   View pdf image (33K)
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         228    Chancery Court Proceedings, 1678.

        Liber C D  last day of ffebruary one thousand Six hund.d Seventy three Caused
               the Same to be Surveyed & made his Return to this Effect That he
               had Laid out the Land of Thomas Sparrow of the County of Ann
               Arundell Sold unto Thomas ffrancis of the Said County Gent out of
               the Dividents belonging to the Said Sparrow, Lying in Road River
               Beginning at a marked Dogwood Tree Standing at the head of a
               branch of a Cove Called Locust Neck Cove & Running north West &
               by West one hundred and fifty perches to a Bounded Hickory then
               West and by north half a point northward Eighty pches to another
               Bounded Hickory Standing on the South Side of a branch Called
               Long Branch then from the Said Hickory North fifteen pches to the
               West line of the Said Line of the Said Sparrows Divident of Land
               then East three hundred pches to a Bounded oake of the s.d Divident
               Standing at the mouth of a branch Called Nettlefould branch then
               bounding on Shaws Creek for Length of one hundred & thirty
               pches to a Bounded oake Standing opposite a Small Island Called
               mulberry Island then bounding on the Said River & a Cove Called
               Locust Neck Cove & the branch of the Said Cove to the first bounded
               Tree containing one hundred forty Six acres of Land more or Less as
               by the Certificate under the hand of the Said Deputy Surveyo.r
               may appear upon makeing of Survey the applyed
               himself to the Said Thomas Sparrow & desired to have the S.d Land
               made firm to him & his heirs for Ever according to the meets and
               Bounds he faithfully promised to do and upon the fourth day
               of Aprill one thousand Six hundred Seventy four he accepted of one
           p. 187 hundred pounds of Tobacco in full for Eight years Rent Reserved on
         (fol. 224) the s.d Land But before the Said Land was Confirmed by Sufficient
               Deed as aforesaid the Said Tho: Sparrow dyed Leaveing Elizabeth
               his wife & Solomon Sparrow his Brother his with Thomas
               Sparrow an Infant of very Tender Years his Son & heir who not
               withstanding they all know that the was a purchaser for a
               valuable Consideration of the Land & premisses & that it was the
               true Intent & meaning of the Act of Assembly in that Case made
               and Provided to Relieve purchasers for a Valueable Consideration
               where the Deed had been defective & the s.d Solomon & Elizabeth
               now the wife of the S.d Richard Johns as well for them as the S.d
               Infant heir to Consent to Such Lawfull Act as this Court Shall think
               fit for the Sure Estateing the prmisses on the Said There
        (fol. 225) fore and for the Wittnesses that were prsent when the said
               paid the Consideration & the s.d Thomas made the ingagem.t af.d
               under his hand to they Set their names as Wittnesses is one
               Dead & the other Gone out of this Province by Reason whereof
               he Cannot make Such proofs of the premisses & purchase af.d as
               the Law Requireth but is onely to be Relieved in Equity Therefore
               to have the s.d Solomon Sparrow Richard Jones & Elizabeth his
               wife & Thoma3 Sparrow who knew the premisces to be true might

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