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Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1677-1678
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                 Provincial Court Proceedings, 1677/8.    423

        liberty of speaking hereunto untill next Provinciall Court & itt is Liber N N
        granted unto him, the same day is given to the plt also
          Now here att this day to witt the Eighteenth day of June in the
        third yeare of the Dominion of Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annop
        Doni 1678. came the said Edward by Robert Carvile his Attorney
        aforesaid & offered himselfe agt the said Bernard Johnson in the
        plea aforesaid but the said Bernard although solemnly called came
        not but made default Therefore itt is granted by the Court here that
        the said pTh recover agt the said Defendt his aforesaid terme yet to
        come of & in the Mannor Messuage & land aforesaid with the ap
        purtennces And also his damages by occasion of the prmisses sus
        tained But because itt is not known to the Court here what damages
        the said Edward hath sustained by occasion of the prmisses Itt is
        therefore ordered by the Court here that a Writt of Enquiry of
        damages issue returneable the next Provinciall Court.
        Maryland ss
        Tobitha Blanford aged about thirty yeares maketh Oath That
        Mrs Letchworth att the tyme that she first (being above five yeares
        since) came up the River to forewarne Bernard Johnson of from the
        land, she came to the Deponents house & brought Tobias Norton
        along with her, & after they had bin there a while, Bernard John
        son also came, to whom Mrs Letchworth said, I forewarne you
        before W Norton & Wm Mills, off from the land which you live
        on, that you may goe now prsently off from itt. Further the said
        Deponent saith, that she heard her late Husband Wm Mills deceased
        say, that he told Bernard Johnson that he thought there was no land
        in the Coscoes to take upp, & that therefore he needed not to putt
        himselfe to any charges about itt. Further the said Deponent saith,
        that the said Mrs Letchworth with Mr Norton & her said late Hus
        band went over the Creek, & her said late Husband att his returne
        told her that Bernard Johnson had delivered to Mrs Letchworth
        possession of the land in the prsence of the aforesaid Mr Norton &
        himself e, & afterwards became Tenant to Mrs Letchworth to whom
        he was to pay some corne for rent, & was to plant some trees, but
        how many the said Depont cannot call to minde, and further saith
        not.              Sworne in open Court 12th June 1678.
            Roger Brooke of Calvert County gent aged forty yeares or
            thereabouts sworne saith
          That about twenty five yeares since this Depont lived upon
        Aquasco als Brooke Court Mannor being the land in question, &
        saith that the Creek called now Tothays Creek on which the Defendt
        is now seated was then called Broad Creek being a very broad Creek,
        & was then accounted the uppermost bounds of Aquasco Mannor
        by the people & his ffather & Servants & every body else that lived
        thereabouts.
        


 
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