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Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679
Volume 51, Page 261   View pdf image (33K)
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          Chancery Court Proceedings, 1679.   261

      Which being Read and heard this day to witt the fourth day of Liber CD
    June in the fourth year of the Dominion of Charles Lord Baltemore
    &ca Annoq Domini 1679 It is the Judgem.t of the Court that the
    aforemenconed Land & premisses are Escheated to his Lordship for
    want of heir         Nic: Painter Ct Cur Provincialis

    Ann Arundell Co.tY ss. Hen: Caplins Land
      By virtue of his Lordships the Lord Prop.ry Mandamus to us
    William Burges & Nathaniell Heathcote directed bearing date at
    S.t Marys the Twenty Seventh day of march Annoq Dom 1679
    Commanding us that by the Oaths of twelve Good & Lawfull men
    of this County of Ann Arundell that the truth of the matter may
    the better be known and Enquired of that you diligently Enquire
    what Lands Henry Caplin late of this County of Annarundell deced
    dyed Seized of at the time of his Death as of ffee in the S.d County
    of Ann Arundell and of what manno.r and under what Rents &
    Services and how much those Lands & Tenements are of value by
    the year in all issues and what time the Said Henry Caplin dyed &
    who is his next heir and of what age the heir is and who those
    lands & Tenem.ts from the time of the death of the Said Henry
    Caplin hath or doth Occupy and the issues or profits hath or doth
    receive and by what Title & how & in what manner and who hath
    paid the Rent for the Same and to whom and the Inquisition thereof
    distinctly and openly make to his Lordship's Chan.ry under our
    hands & Seals & the hands & Seals of those by whom the Same
    Shall be made we without delay Send
      In Obedience thereunto we William Burges and Nathaniell Heath- p. 213
    cote the first day of Aprill Annoq Domini 1679 have by the high 257)
    Sheriff of the Said County of Ann Arundell Caused to Summoned
    Twelve Good men of this County of Annarundell who this day
    have made their appearance before us viz.t Thomas ffrancis, Nicholas
    Gassoway Richard Tydeings John Taylor, Thomas Beason, John
    Gressarn Henry Hanslap Henry White Thomas Smithwick,
    Bateman Jacob Harris, Robert Claxton and were Sworne for that
    purpose Jury aforesaid have unanimously Conceived agreed
    upon and declared as hereafter followeth viz.t
      That the Said Henry Caplin was Seized of at the time of his
    decease as of ffee in the manno.r of Ann Arundell of four hundred
    acres of Land with a Small Tenem.t and Some other out Buildings
    of the Value of four hundred pounds of Tobacco p Annum in free
    and Common Soccage by ifealty only for all Services Reserveing
    onely the old Rents p acre to be paid to his Ldp is 2.S p 100
    acres which Said Land is known by the name of Oatleys Choice,
    That the Sd Henry Caplin dyed in the year 1658 and left issue only
    one Daughter named Elizabeth who Intermarried with one Thomas

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