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Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679
Volume 51, Page 60   View pdf image (33K)
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              6o        Chancery Court Proceedings, 1671.

       Liber C D  for the time being to Grant ten acres of Land fitt to build a water
              mill upon as afores.d Together with free Egress & Regress to the
              Said Water mill either by Land through any man's Land next ad-
              jacent or by water Together with Liberty to ffell any Timb.r for
              Building the Said Water mill other then Board Timber fitt to Splitt
              or Cleave into Clapboard for any Time & 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 aforesaid
              Returned to be paid to the Owner of the Land So found & returned
              as afores.d Said Grant from us our heirs & or from
              our Lieuten.t or Chief Governour here as aforesaid Should be Good
              and valuable in Law to the Grantee as afores.d for any Term of
              years not Exceeding Eighty years as aforesaid against all prsons
              whatsoever any Law Custom or usage theretofore had made or used
              in our Said province to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwith-
              standing as by the s.d Act of Gen.ll Assembly Remaining upon
              Record in our Secretaries office of our Said province Relation
              being thereunto had more fully and at Large the Same doth and may
              appear, In pursuance of Act Edward Keene of Putux.t River
              in the County of Calvert Gentl did purchase out of our Said Court
              of Chancery our Said writt according to the form in the Said Act
              Set down bearing date the nineteenth day of December in the xxxixth
              year of our Dominion over our province directed to our Sheriff of
              our Said County of Calvert, Counting [sic] Commanding him by the
              Oathes of Twelve honest and Lawfull men of his Bailywick diligently
              to Enquire if it were to the damage of us or others if we Granted
              to the Said Edward Keene ten acres of land Lying in or near the
              plantacon on which the said Edward Keene now liveth Called Stock-
              ley in Hunting Creek in Putuxent River in the Said County on each
              Side of the Runn of water there Runing Called Hunting Creek
              aforesaid with Liberty and Licence as afores.d and how and of
              whom the Said land was holden and of what value they were by
              the year according to the true value of them without any further
              Improvem.t thereof made and the Inquisition thereupon taken to
              return to us in to our said Court of Chancery without delay under
              his Seale and the Seales of them by whom it was made By virtue of
              which writt our Said Sheriff did Return his Inquisicon Indented
              into our Said Court of Chancery being duly taken upon the first day
              of march Instant whereby the Jurors upon their Oaths found that it
              would be to the damage of James Stockley onely Twenty Shillings
              Sterling if we should Grant to the said Edward Keene ten acres of
              Land Lying on Each Side of the Runn of water Called Hunting
              Creek aforesaid, the Said ten acres Lying on Each Side of the Said
              Runn and is part of a Divident of Seven hundred acres Granted by
              patent from the Right Hon.ble the Lord Proprietary unto Woodman
              Stockley and his heirs, To hold in free and Common Soccage by

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