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

 
Maryland Land Records, Kent County, JS #W, pp. 99-101
Thomas Brocklesby to Samuel Massey: lease dated October 2, 1710
 
October 2, 1710: Samuel Massey, merchant of the City of Cork, leases for 5/- and one Peppercorn annually from Thomas Brocklesby, gentleman of the City of Cork, all of two plantations, one called Delphi in Baltimore County, containing 700 acres, and the other in Cecil County containing a 1,000 acres, formerly held and occupied by James Kendall, mariner. Witnesses: John Knight, Ro[b]ert Follen, Nathaniel Griffiths, Mirby Hurd, and Thomas Wight and Justice of the Peace of Philadelphia Nathan Stanbury and Kent County Justices of the Peace Roger Mathews and Ira Dallahide; also Justices of the Peace M. Tilden and John March; James Smith is Kent County clerk.  James Smith says this is recorded in Baltimore County's Liber IS NA, Folio 564 [not found - GL,III, ed.]
This indenture made the second day of October in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and ten between Thomas Brocklesby of the city of Cork, gentleman of the one part, and Samuel Massey of the city of Cork, merchant of the other part. Witnesseth that the aforesaid Thomas Brocklesby by for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings sterling to him in hand paid by the said Samuel Massey, the receipt whereof the aforesaid Brocklesby doth hereby confess and acknowledge, hath granted bargained sold and demised and by these presents he doth grant bargain sell and demise unto the aforesaid Samuel Massey all that and these two plantations in America, one of Delphi in the county of Baltimore in the province of Maryland containing seven hundred acres and the other in Cecil County within the aforesaid Province containing a thousand acres be the same more or less by whatsoever name or names denomination or denominations whatsoever the same are known called or distinguished or however meted and bounded as the same were held and occupied by James Kendall mariner and all and every the rights members issues profiles houses edifices buildings orchards gardens meadows pastures waters watercourses mills millseats woods underwoods appendances & appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining with the reversion & reversions remainder & remainders of the same to have and to hold the demised premises with their apputenances unto the aforesaid Samuel Massey's executors administrators and assigns from the day next before the day or date of the these presents for during one year henceforth fully to be yielding & paying thereout the rent of one Peppercorn upon first day of May next if lawfully demanded. To the intent that the aforesaid Samuel Massey being in the actual possession of all and singular these premises by virtue of the bargain and sale in these presents contained & of the statute for transferring usess into possession may hereby be enabled to accept of a grant & release of all and singular the premises to his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof the parties aforesaid have to these presents interchangeably put their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
                                                            Thomas Brocklesby
Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of us
John Knight
Robert Coller
Nath Griffiths
[illegible]
[illegible] Right
On the back of the preceding instrument [illegible phrase]:

Be it remembered that the twenty sixth day of the month called May Anno Domini 1711 at Philadelphia, before me Nathan Stanbury one of the justices of the peace of the City and County of Philadelphia came John Knight and Matthew Nathaniel Griffiths in their persons and upon their solemn affirmations respectively did declare & say that they were personally present and saw the herein named Thomas Brocklesby sign & seal and as his act and deed deliver the within written bargain & sale and that their names indorsed thereon as witnesses thereunto were their proper writing. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and on the day and year above written.
                                                        Nathan Stanbury

Maryland [illebible] July 19th 1720 then came before us the subscribers two of his Lordship's justices of the peace for Baltimore County the witnesses to this deed [illegible] John Knight and Nathaniel Griffiths and upon their solemn affirmation [illegible] did declare that they saw the within named Thomas Brocklesby sign sealed and as his act & deed deliver unto the within named Samuel Massey the within written lease to the users therein mentioned.
                                                       Roger Matthews Ira Dallahide

Recorded in Baltimore County in Liber IS NA  folio 564.
                                                       John [illegible] clerk

Maryland [illegible] July 19th 1720. Then came before us the subscribers being two of his Lordship's justices of the peace for Kent County John Knight and Nathaniel Griffiths and upon their solemn
affirmations respectively did declare that they the within named Thomas Brocklesby sign sealed and as his act & deed deliver him to the within named Samuel Massey the within written lease to the usess therein mentioned.

                                                      [illegible signature] John March

On the back of the preceding instrument of writing was also indorsed [illegible] the within instrument of writing. Received into my hands to be recorded in the records of Kent County in the province of Maryland according to act of assembly in such cases made & provided as witness my hand this twenty sixth day of July anno Domini 1720.
                                                     James Smith clerk Kent County

Recorded this 30th day of July Anno Domini 1720.
                                                     James Smith clerk Kent County.
Lease JS:W:99