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, JS #25, pp. 338-339
Mary Clay to Samuel Massey:  Deed dated December 8, 1745
 
December 8, 1745: Samuel Massey of Chestertown in Kent County, Maryland, buys for ¬£60 from Mary Clay, widow, also of Kent County, Lot No.18 in Chestertown that she inherited from her father.  Acting for the Crown: Witnesses, Justices of the Peace John Brown and John Williamson; George Garnett; and James Smith as Kent County clerk.

This indenture made this twenty eighth day of December in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and forty and five between Mary Clay of Kent County in the Province of Maryland, widow of the one part and Samuel Massey of Chestertown in the county aforesaid, gentleman of the other part. Witnesseth that the aforesaid Mary for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds current money to her in hand already paid by the said Samuel the receipt whereof she doth hereby acknowledge and can thereof and every part thereof exonerate acquit and discharge the said Samuel his heirs executors and administrators and assigns have given granted bargained and sold aliened released enfeoffed confirmed and by these presents doth clearly and absolutely give grant bargain sell alien release enfeoff confirm unto the said Samuel Massey and his heirs and assigns forever all that water lot or messuage lying in Chestertown in the county aforesaid next adjoining to High Street and the main wharf and known in the plot of the said town by number eighteen had formerly devised to the said Mary by her father in his last will together with all houses improvements wharfs profits advantages emoluments and hereditaments whatsoever to the same lot of land belonging anywise appertaining or in or upon the same growing happening or arising and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents and services of the premises in every part and parcel of them and all the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever of her the said Mary of in into the hereby granted bargained and sold premises and every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the same bargained and sold premises with the appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Samuel his heirs and assigns forever to his only use and behoof forever and the aforesaid Mary for herself or heirs executors and administrators doth by these presents covenant grant and agree to and with the aforesaid Samuel Massey his heirs and assigns that the said Mary Clay at and immediately before the time of the execution of these presents is and stands lawfully seized and possessed of and in a good illegible and indefeasible estate of her inheritance in fee simple of the aforesaid hereby granted bargained lot of land with the appurtenances to her the said Mary her heirs and assigns forever without any conditions limitations or encumbrance or other matter or thing to defeat alter or change the same and the aforesaid Mary to further covenant grant and agree that she the same Mary and her heirs and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever to the same Samuel and his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents and that the aforesaid Mary shall and will at all times hereafter at the reasonable request proper costs and charges in the law of him the said Samuel make do execute or suffer any other deed or deeds conveyance or assurances whatsoever as by the said Samuel his heirs or assigns or his or their counsel learned in the law shall be advised devised or required for the further and better and more perfect adjoining conveying sure making the aforesaid bargained and sold premises with the appurtenances to the aforesaid Samuel Massey his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof the parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written.
                                                                                                                                           Mary Clay
Sealed and delivered
in presence of:
John Brown
John Williamson

Received the 28 day of December Anno Domini 1745 of the within named Samuel Massey the sum of sixty pounds current money of Maryland in full satisfaction for the within lot of land by me.
                                                                                                                                           Mary Clay
Test:
John Brown
John Williamson

Kent County aforesaid: Be it remembered that on the 28th day of December Anno Domini seventeen hundred and forty five personally appeared before us the subscribers to the Right Honorable the Lord Proprietary's justices of the peace for the county aforesaid the within named Mary Clay and did acknowledge the within deed of sale and all the land in the same deed contained to the within named Samuel Massey his heirs and assigns forever to his and their own proper use and behoof forever according to the form force and effect of the same deed. In witness whereof we have hereunto put our hands the day and year above written.
                                                                                                                                          John Brown
                                                                                                                                          John Williamson

March 3, 1745: received of Mr. Samuel Massey one penny sterling being the alienation fine on the within premises due to the Lord Proprietary and received by

                                                                                                                                          George Garnett

Recorded this second day of April 1746 by
                                                                                                                                          James Smith Kent County Clerk

Mary Clay to Samual Massey: JS:25:338