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 #26, pg. 240-241
Notley Wright Massey and John Wright: Division of The Forrest, dated August 16, 1749
 
August 16, 1749: Solomon Wright of Queen Anne's County in Maryland bequeathed the 440 acre tract called The Forrest to his sons Solomon Wright, Junior, (John Wright being son and heir of Solomon) and Charles Wright (Notley Wright Massey being daughter and heiress of Charles). In this division, John and Notley agree to divide The Forrest accordingly: Beginning at the end of seventy six perches from the beginning tree of The Forrest, upon the first line from thence North fifty four degrees East fifty eight perches, then North fourteen perches, then North fifty four degrees east sixty perches, then North four degrees West until it intersects the East by North line of The Forrest, which line divides The Forrest into two parts, the westernmost to be the property of John Wright, and the easternmost to go to Notley Wright (Massey).  Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace S. Wilmer and Jervis Spencer; witnesses: Mr. Spencer and William Haley; James Smith is Kent County clerk.
 
Maryland [illegible]: Be it known unto all men by these presents that whereas Solomon Wright of Queen Anne's County deceased did will and bequeath unto his two sons Solomon and Charles a certain tract of land lying and being in Kent County on the north side of Chester River commonly called or known by the name of The Forrest containing four hundred and forty acres more or less to them the sons Solomon and Charles and their heirs forever to be divided into two equal parts the one half to his son Solomon and his heirs forever and the other half to his son Charles and his heirs forever and whereas the said Solomon Wright Junior being the oldest son pursuant to his father's will was to have the first choice and accordingly chose the westernmost part of said tract of land for his part.

Memorandum: That John Wright son and heir to said Solomon Wright Junior and Notley Wright, heiress to said Charles Wright do covenant and agree to and with each other to divide the aforesaid tract of land according to the lines herein hereafter mentioned and expressed viz.: To begin at the end of seventy six perches from the beginning tree of said tract upon the first line from thence North fifty four degrees East fifty eight perches then North fourteen perches then North fifty four degrees East sixty perches then North four degrees West until it intersects the East by North line of said tract which aforesaid lines doth divide said tract of land into two parts the westernmost part to be the right and property of said John Wright and the easternmost part to be the right and property of said Notley Wright and by these presents the said John Wright and Notley Wright doth covenant and agree to and with each other that the aforementioned lines shall be division lines between each of their parts. In witness whereof the said John Wright and Notley Wright have hereunto set their hands and seals this 16th day of August 1749.
                                                                                                                                          John Wright
                                                                                                                                          Notley Massey
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Jervis Spencer
William Haley

Be it remembered that John Wright and Notley Massey mentioned in the within division entered into the same voluntarily and freely according to the within mentioned lines and according to the true intent and meaning of the same this 12th day of August 1749 before us two of his Lordship's justices of the peace for Kent County
                                                                                                                                          S. Wilmer
                                                                                                                                          Jervis Spencer

Recorded this 16th day of August 1749 by
                                                                                                                                          James Smith Kent County Clerk

Notley Wright Massey and John Wright: JS:26:241