Section VI - Massey Data Bank One Maryland Massey Family by George Langford, Jr. 1901-1996
©Cullen G. Langford and George Langford, III, 2010

Maryland Land Records,Kent County, Liber DD #2, Folio 337-338
Joseph Massey to Ebenezer Massey, August 19, 1766

August 19, 1766 (recorded November 15, 1766): Ebenezer Massey, farmer of Kent County, buys for £100 the tracts called The Exchange, The Slip Alongside Massey's Venture, and Massey's Venture from Joseph Massey, also a farmer of Kent county.  Witnesses: R. Frisby and J. Maxwell.  Acting for the Crown: Mssrs. Frisby and Maxwell, and J.W. Hall.  Daniel Dulaney is Kent County Clerk.  These tracts lie alongside another tract called The Exchange belonging to Nicholas Massey.

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This indenture made the 19th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six. Between Joseph Massey of Kent County, farmer of the one part and Ebenezer Massey of the same place, farmer of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Joseph Massey, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds current money by the aforesaid Ebenezer Massey to him the said Joseph Massey in hand paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presence, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, and thereof and therefrom and of and from every part and parcel thereof doth hereby release, acquit, and discharge the said Ebenezer Massey, his heirs, and assigns, hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, and confirmed, and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfoff, and confirm unto him, the said Ebenezer Massey, his heirs, and assigns, all that undivided moiety of a tract of land called The Exchange, all that undivided moiety of a tract of land called The Slip Alongside of Massey's Venture, and all that undivided Moiety of part of a tract of land called Massey's Venture, lying on the East side next adjoining unto a parcel of land belonging unto Nicholas Massey called The Exchange, all and every of the said parcels of land situate lying and and being in Kent County aforesaid, together with all ways, waters, watercourses, commodities, improvements, profits, privileges, advantages, and appurtenancess whatsoever to the aforesaid parcels of land belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion, reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof, and all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, property, claim, and demand whatsoever of him, the said Joseph Massey, of, in, to, or out of the said premises with the appurtenances. To have and to hold the aforesaid parcels of land and premises hereby bargained and sold, meant, mentioned, or intended so to be, with the appurtenances unto him, the said Ebenezer Massey, his heirs, and assigns, to the only proper use and behoof of the said Ebenezer Massey, his heirs, and assigns, forever and to or from other use, intent, or purpose whatsoever and the said Joseph Massey for himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, and for every of them doth covenant, promise, and grant to and with the said Ebenezer Massey and his heirs by these presents that he, the said Joseph Massey, shall and will from time to time and all times hereafter at and upon reasonable request of the said Ebenezer Massey, his heirs, executors, or administrators, to make, levy, execute, acknowledge, and suffer or cause to be done, made, levied, executed, acknowledged and suffered all and every such further and other reasonable act or acts, thing and things, assurance and assurances, and advances in the law whatsoever for the further, better ,and more perfect assuring, selling, and confirming of all and singular the premises herein before mentioned or any part thereof to the uses, intents, and purposes herein before expressed concerning this same [illegible] fine, feoffment, or feoffments, common recovery, recoveries with single, double, or treble voucher or vouchers, deed or deeds, indented, or sell, release, or confirmation, or otherwise howsoever as by the said Ebenezer Massey or his heirs or either of their counselors learned in the law shall be reasonably devised, advised, or required. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year above written.
Joseph Massey {seal}
Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of
R. Frisby
J. Maxwell

August 19, 1766: Came the within named Joseph Massey before us, the subscribers, two of his Lordship's Justices of the Peace for Kent County, and acknowledged the within instrument of writing to be his act and deed and the lands and premises within mentioned to be the right and the estate of the within named Ebenezer Massey according to the true intent and meaning of the same deed.

R. Frisby
J. Maxwell

Received on the day and year within mentioned of the within named Ebenezer Massey the sum of 100 pounds current money in full for the consideration money within mentioned.
Joseph Massey
J. Maxwell

Received June 3, 1767 of Ebenezer Massey four shillings and six pence sterling as an alienation fine on the within land supposed to be 112 1/2 acres due to the Lord proprietary and received for his use.

J.W. Hall

Recorded November 25, 1766.
Daniel Dulany, clerk
Maryland Land Records,Kent County, Joseph Massey to Ebenezer Massey, August 19, 1766
Maryland Land Records,Kent County, Joseph Massey to Ebenezer Massey, August 19, 1766