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Provincial Court Land Records, 1676-1700
Volume 717, Page 663   View pdf image
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       five and Twentyeth day of December Dureing the aforesaid Terme of Foure score yeares if the
       same be lawfully demanded In Testemony whereof wee have caused the great Seale of our
       Province of Maryland to be affixed to these presents Dated at our City of S.t Marys the
       Tenth day of July in the Fifth yeare of our reigne &c Annoq.r Domini 1693 and Witness
       our trusty and Well beloved Nehemiah Blakiston Esq.r Keeper of the said Great Seale &c

                                              October the 1690
       Sarah Benton Came and deposeth as followeth (viz.t) that a paper here produced under the hand of
       William Hawley is a Reall and true paper to the purport and intent therein conteyned she haveing
       from time to time safely Kept the same through severall diffulties and trouble John Coursey and
       William Luces was witness to the said deed and shee further deposeth that the said W.m Lucas had
       under s.d M.r Hawleys hand a paper to the selfe same purpose and effect that the aforesaid writeing was
       which she the deponant well knowes for that she heard the writeing Lucas had read Over and it
       is as for their particular lands the very same as her husband Cole had and further sayth that
       both these writeings for the land of s.d Cole & Lucas was done the same day and time and that
       quick after M.r Nicholas Guyther came the second time from England the said Lucas his house
       tooke fire and was burnt downe and as she very belives the said writeing burnt therein the said Lucas
       Making grate Complaint to this Deponant saying his writeings were burnt and that he had Nothing to shew
       for his land Butt did speake of getting Wittnesses sworne that Knew the matter well which witnessess
       to the best of this Depon.ts remembrance ware M.r John Coursey who writt the writeing produced M.r George
       Moathy M.r Thomas Williamson Andrew Warner and Coll Coursey & Maj.r Coursey And further
       sayth that the tobacco to be paid to M.r Hawley by Cole & Lucas which this Deponant Known
       for that M.r Nicholas Guyther Came to s.d Coles house to receive the Tobacco for the purchase and did
       receive the same and after went over a branch and her the Depon.ts husband Coming home againe
       she askt her husband how Lucas tobacco weighed he answeared it out weighed his but that was but part
       for Lucas purchase Yet this depon.t is well assured that the remaind.r was paid the same day at the
       house of Andrew Warner which her husband then plainely to his heires the deponant further
       saith that Andrew Warner paid two hodds of tobacco more in M.r Hawleys & Lucas Life time
       and further saith not
       Sworne before us the Day & yeare first above written         John Dent
                                                                                                 Edward Greenhalgh

       And the day of October 1693 Came Coll Henry Coursey & deposeth that he Came over into
       this ^Country or^ province the yeare 1649 ab.t November and then tooke his habitacon at the house of George
       Mee at S.t Jeromes Creeke in S.t Marys County and then Cap.t W.m Hawley lived there & this
       deponants two brothers W.m and John also lived there and dureing the time of our liveing together
       which was about six months the said William Hawley sold severall parcell of land some to
       W.m Lucas and some to W.m Cole the said land all lying upon or at Least very neare S.t Clares Creeke
       and this deponant saith also that he is satisfyed the purchase was payd and he does veryly
       belive that he has heard Cap.t Hawley say that they had honestly payd him for the lands and
       further saith Not
Jurat Coram me                                                                                          Henry Coursey

Thomas Beech               feb.ry
       Know all men by these presents that I Nicholas Guyther of S.t Jeromes            doe by these p.rsents
       acknowledge to have received full satisfacon of W.m Lucas of S.t            in the same County for a
       tract of land of foure hundred Acres formerly bought of Capt W.m Hawley as also I acknowledge
       have recd two hundred pounds of for a parcell of land bought of mee since as wittness my hand the
       day and yeare abovesaid
Witness John Metcalfe                                                                        Nicholas Guyther
             William Seely

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