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Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679
Volume 51, Page 28   View pdf image (33K)
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         28    Chancery Court Proceedings, 1670.

        Liber C D  Grant Inde to Caecilius absolute Lord and pröpry of the prov
               Perry and Jenifer inces of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of
               Baltemore &ct To all persons to whom these presents shall come
               greeting in our Lord God Everlasting Whereas by an Act of a gen
               erall Assembly made at our generall Assembly of our sd province of
               Maryland begun and held at our City of Saint Maries the thirteenth
               day of Aprill in the Seven & thirtieth Year of our dominion over
               our sd province &c :t Annoq dom 1669 Intituled an Act for Encour
               agement of such persons as will undertake to build Water Mills it is
               amongst other things Enacted that if any person or persons from
               and after the last day of June then next should desire to sett up a
               Water Mill upon any Land next adjoyning to any Run of Water
               within this province not being          the proper po      ould
                        said        sons        by
                                    Watermill they should
           of Chancery directed to the Sheriff of the Cou
               where s       Land lyeth requiring him by the oaths of
         (fol. 25) Twelve men of his County to Enquire what damage it would be to
               us or      to have a Mill sett up in such a place as aforesaid
               upon th return of which Writt in the Case the person
               or persons by the sd Inquest should be found to be the
               true Owne and possessors of the Land fitt to build a Mill upon
               should refuse to build a Mill thereupon & to give Security to us by
               Bond of fifty Thousand pounds of Tobacco with condicon to begin
               to build a Mill thereon within Twelve months from that day to be
               Compleated and reckoned and the same building to prosecute and
            p.21   finish within Twelve months after the said Beginning or laying the
         (fol. 25) foundation as afd for the publick good, of our sd province it should
               be lawfull to and for us our heirs and Successors or in our or their
               absence for our and their Lieuet.° and chief Governour here for the
               time being to grant Ten Acres of Land fitt to build a Watermill
               upon as afd together with free Egress and Regress to the said
               watermill either by Land through any mans Land next adjacent
               or by water together with Liberty to fell any Timber for building
               the said Water Mill other then board Timber fitt to splitt or Cleave
               into Clapboard for any time or term not exceeding Eighty Years,
               then next to come under the yearly Rent of the Land then by the
               Oaths of Twelve Men by Virtue of the writt afd returned to be
               paid to the owner of the Land so found and returned as afd which
               said Grant from us our heirs and successors or from our Lieuet.a
               & chief Governour here as afd should be good and valueable in Law
               to the Grantee as afd for any term of years not exceeding Eighty
               Years as afd against all persons whatsoever any Law Custom or
               Usuage theretofore had made or used in our said province to the
               Contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding as by the said Act of
               Generall Assembly remaining upon record in our Secretary's office
               of our sd province of Maryland relation being thereunto had more

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