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Chancery Court, Chancery Record, 1671-1712
Volume 748, Page 501   View pdf image
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       Depositions about Lands in debate between Edward Dawson &c
       against Hugh Riley &c
                                        Filed March y.e 2.d 1702/3


First Quest
       Sworn by M.r William Hutchison  Whether he did not see both Warrants in
       the hands of M.r Thomas Addison viz.t a Special Warrant of Coll.o Bealls and a Common
       Warrant of M.r Rileys?

       That he could not remember he ever saw either of the Warrants but M.r Addison told
       him at Coll.o Bealls house that he had both of them & he asked my opinion which he ought
       to serve first and I told him I thought the Speciall Warrant and the Comon Warr.t if the other
       were pleased to lay it on for I lookt upon him as a surveyor and not as a Judge to determin
       the Right of any Man
                                                             W.m Hutchison

       What Proof Coll.o Beale made to the bound Trees of the Majors Lott when he Rec.d
       a Warrant from y.e Justices of Prince Georges County to ascertain the Bounds thereof?

       That What proof thereof was made to me is included in a Certificate under my hand
       and the hand of sheriff & Jury taken upon the said Order and returned into the
       Secretary's Office to the best of my Remembrance was very small

       What proof appeard to you when You rec.d an order from the Prov.ll Court to
       Resurvey the same?

       That I can not remember any proof at all                     W.m Hutchison

       Interrogations sworn to by M.r Edward Batson put by M.r Hugh Riley

First Question
          You being then Deputy Surveyor at at the time of the taking up of Majors Lott
       whether or no you were psonally upon the said Land to run the Lines and bound
       the Trees?

       That he never was psonally upon the Land to Run the Lines or bound the Trees but
       that I rec.d a Le.r from Coll.o Beale with a Warrant of about 800 Acres as allso the
       Courses & distances of a Tract of Land called the Majors Lott upon I returned a Certificate
       into the Land Office for the same to I Referr

       Whether or no in the year 97 You being Requested by Major Sewel to Run out his
       Land and in the Runing down the 3.d line at the End of 800 perches whether Coll.o Beall was
       not then gird a Tree and slip sev.ll others & that M.r Batson said Major Sewells land not end the
       for y.e Certificate said he must go to the Main Branch and at y.e main Branch side a White oake
       Tree was bounded?

       I did at the Request of Major Sewell Run an East Line of his land by the direction of Coll.o Beall
       beginning at the south West bound Tree of the said Sewells Land and at a certain number of
       perches Coll.o Beall would have had me stopp & said it was the South East Bounds of
       Land where Coll.o Beall did slip some Tides but I thought it more convenient to continue
       my East Line to y.e main branch of Collington where I bounded a White Oake as the most
       certain and proper place for the south East Corner Tree of the said Sewells Land to be
       agreeable to the Certificate of the said Land
                                                                                                       Edw.d Batson

       Interrogatories sworn to by M.r James Stoddart put by M.r Hugh Riley Quest
       When You being fore Man of a Jury in the Year 1697 by Vertue of a Warr.t for
       y.e Prov.ll Court to Resurvey the Majors Lott and being carried to a White Oake bounded for
       the Branch side called Collington whether Coll.o Beall did acknowledge the same

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