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Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679
Volume 51, Page 91   View pdf image (33K)
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           Chancery Court Proceedings, 1672.   91

     present Occupier of the Said Land In Wittness whereof as well the Liber C D
     Said Jurors as I the Said Daniell Clerke have hereunto Set our
     hands and Seales the day and year first above written
                                   Dantt Clerk seale
     Arthur Wright foreman .               seale, Samuell millington  mrke. . seale,
     John Avery markseale, James Moadsleymrke.. . . seale,
     William Robsonseale,  Richard Kendall mrkseale,
     Phine Blackwoodseale, Stephen Sealous mrkseale,
     Henry Turner  seale,  Richard Butwell mrkseale,
     William Jones seale,  Timoth Macknemara. . . . seale,

      Caecilius &C Whereas by an Act of Generall Assembly made at (fol. 102)
     our Generall Assembly of our Said province of Maryland begun &
     held at our City of S.t maries the thirteenth day of Aprill in the year of our Dominion over our Said province Annocp Dom one
     thousand Six hundred Sixty nine Entituled an Act for Encouragm.t
     of Such prsons as will undertake to build Watermills It is Amongst
     other things Enacted That if any percon or persons from and after
     the last day of June then next Should desire to Set up a Water mill
     upon any Land next adjoining to any Runn of water within this
     province not being the proper possession or ifreehold of the Said
     person or persons nor leased to them by us or other persons to the
     Intent thereon to Set a water mill, They Should purchase our Writt
     out of our Court of Chancery Directed to the Sheriff of the County
     where Such Land Lyeth requiring him by the Oath of twelve men
     of his County to Enquire what damage it would be to us or others
     to have a mill Sett up in Such a place as aforesaid upon the return
     of which writt in Case the person or persons who by the Said Inquest
     Should be found to be the true owners and possessors of the Land fit
     to build a water mill upon Should refuse to built a mill thereupon &
     to give Security to us by Bond of fifty thousand pounds of Tobacco
     with Condition to begin to build a mill thereon within twelve months
     from that day to be Compleated and Reckoned, and the Same build- p. 8o
     ing to prosecute & finish within twelve months after Such the Said (fol. 102)
     Beginning or laying the foundation aforesaid for the publick Good
     of our province, It should be Lawfull to and for us our heirs and
     Successors, or in our or their absence for our & their Lieuten.t &
     Chief Governour here for the time being to Grant ten acres of
     Land fit to build a water mill upon as afores.d Together with free
     Egress and Regress to the s.d water mill 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 than board
     timber, fit to Split or Cleave into Clapboard for any time or Terme
     not Exceeding Eighty years then next to Come under the yearly

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