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15 and 16  CHARLES Lord BALTIMORE.
Passed 16th
June 1730.
An act to enroll and record an Indenture, between Matthias Vanbebber of the
    one Part, and
Thomas Bordley, Esq; of the other Part.  Lib. L. Nº 5.
    fol. 351.  PR.
Ditto. An Act for the Building a Church in Baltimore County, and in a Town called
Baltimore-Town, in St. Paul's ParishLib. L. Nº 5. fol. 353.
    N.B.  The Act of 1727, ch. 10, having impowered the Vestry-men and Church-wardens to
purchase one or more Acres of Land, and thereon to build a Parish Church; in Pursuance
whereof. Land was purchased but not built on; and the same being very inconvenient, the present
Act impowers the Vestry-men and Church-wardens to purchase a Lot in Baltimore-Town,
and to cause a Church to be built thereon; which shall be the Parish Church of the said Parish,
and be called St. Paul's Church.  And directs, that the Tobacco to be raised by the aforerecited
Act, be applied to the Building a Church in the Town as aforesaid.

Ditto. A Supplementary Act to the Act, entitled, An Act for the Advancement of Justice.
L. Nº 5. fol. 355.  EXP.
To continue in Force as long as the Original Act of 1723, ch. 12; which expired in 1740.
Ditto. An Act for the Naturalization of John Hendrickson, a Native of Rotterdam
    in Holland, now an Inhabitant of Kent County, in Maryland; and John,
    Samuel, Rachel, Mary, Mildred, Margaret, Martha, Rebeckah, Hannah,
    and Ruth, Children of the aforesaid John Hendrickson.  Lib. L. Nº 5. fol.
    357.  PR.
Ditto. An act to confirm two Deeds of Sale, the one from George Oldfield, and Petronella
    his Wife, and the other from Richard Carr, Son and Heir at Law to a
John Carr of Cæcil County, deceased, to Casparus Augustine Herman,.
    Lib. L. Nº 5. fol. 359.  PR.
    A former Act to the same Purpose 1728, ch. 13; but the Deeds being not recorded according
        to that Act, the present Act allowed Six Months for recording the same.

Ditto. An Act to record a Deed of Bargain and Sale, made by Thomas Humphries, Esq;
Mary his Wife, to john Gresham, Esq;   Lib. L. Nº 5. fol. 60.  PR.
Ditto. An Act to cut off an Entail of Land called Marshe's Seat, lying in
Ann-Arundel County; and to invest William Vernon with an Estate in Fee-simple
    in the said Tract of Land:  And to settle a Parcel of Land, being Part
    of three Tracts of Land called
Happy Choice, Clarke's Groves, and The
    Addition to Clarke's Groves, lying in Prince-George's County, on Thomas
    Knighton and the Heirs of his Body, in Lieu thereof.  Lib. L. Nº 5. fol.
361.  PR.
Ditto. An Act for laying out the Town a new, commonly called Chester-Towen, in Kent
    County, and for ascertaining the Bounds thereof. Lib. L. Nº 5. fol. 363.
This Act,  (1.)  Sets forth that a town was formerly (viz. by the Act of 1706, ch. 14,)
laid out in Kent County, on Chester River, commonly called Chester-Town, or New-Town, containing
One Hundred Acres of Land; the Bounds whereof were very uncertain, and the Improvement
very much hindered, by Reason that all the Lots were not taken up and improved
in Time, &c.  (2.)  Appoints and Impowers certain Commissioners to survey and lay out the
One Hundred Acres of Land as agreeable, as conveniently may be, to the Original Survey when
first laid out for a Town.  (3.)  The Commissioners, with the Assistance of a skilful Surveyor,
some Time before the 1st November next, to meet at the Town, and carefully survey and lay out
the said One Hundred Acres, into 100 convenient Lots, divided, marked and number'd, from
1, to 100, with Streets, Lanes, &c.  (4.)  The Commissioners to cause the Survey to be made
as near as possible to the original Plan of the Town, unless the Lines by the said original
Survey, make any considerable Variation or Encroachment on the Lots therein already improved
and built upon:  In which Case, the Commissioners to make the same Survey, in such Manner
that the Owners of such improved Lots, be not damnified in their Improvements.  And to set
up Posts, &c. to settle and distinguish the same Survey for ever. (5.)  The Land so surveyed,
&c. is hereby erected into a Town, to be called Chester-Town.  (6.)  The Owners of
Lots formerly taken up, and not already built on, shall (within Eighteen Months after such
Survey made, and a Record thereof entered according to this Act) build on such Lot or Lots,
One House, to cover 400 square Feet of Ground, besides Sheds.  And any such Owner refusing
or neglecting to build as aforesaid, the Right, Title, &c. of such Owner to such Lot, at the
Expiration of the said Eighteen Months, shall cease and determine; and such Lot shall become the

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