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 #24, pp. 81-85
Samuel Massey & wife Sarah to Henry Cully & wife Christian: Deed dated December 17, 1742
 
December 17, 1742: Samuel Massey, inholder, and wife Sarah of Kent County complete the transfer of the town lot in Chestertown, it being part of Lott 43 and all of Lott No. 44, extending from Cross Street to Club Lane to the Free School of Kent County, upon receipt of a final payment of ¬£440 from Henry Cully and wife Christian, of Chestertown.  Acting for the Crown: James Harris and witnesses, Justices of the Peace Ebenezer Blackiston and Bedingfield Hands; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

This indenture made this 18th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty two between Samuel Massey of Kent County in the province of Maryland in holders of the one part Henry Cully of Queen Anne's County and province aforesaid gentlemen of the other part. Whereas Simon Wilmer late of Kent County gentleman by indenture dated the sixth day of October which was in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty one for the consideration therein mentioned did grant and convey unto the said Henry and Christian his wife all that piece or parcel of land adjoining to the east side of the lot in Chestertown Kent County aforesaid known by number 44 extending from cross street to Club Lane and from the same lot till it reaches the land laid out and purchased for the Free School of Kent County aforesaid to hold onto the same Henry and Christian his wife and their heirs and to the heirs of the survivor of them and to the proper use of the same Henry and Christian his and their heirs for ever or by the said recited indenture may more fully appear and whereas the said Henry and Christian afterwards to with the sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty by their indenture bearing date the same day and year last mentioned did for the consideration therein mentioned did bargain and sell onto the same Samuel the aforesaid piece or parcel of land which by the said recited indenture is bounded as follows, that is to say: Beginning at a post being the division of the garden [illegible] as the [illegible] run northerly as far as the extent of the said Henry's above-described bounds into the marsh which divides the said above granted land from the freehold land aforesaid and with the said marsh to Cross Street aforesaid and with Cross Street as it runs easterly to the aforesaid dividing post the said post standing on the south side of the aforesaid piece or parcel of land next to the said street being the dividing line of the said Henry's garden and [illegible] Wilmer [illegible] together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any manner appertaining and all the estate right title interest claim property and demand whatsoever of them this said Henry and Christian or either of them aforesaid in by or out of the above granted piece or parcel of land or any part thereof and the reversion and reversions, remainder remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof to have and to hold the same described piece or parcel of land with the appurtenances unto the said Samuel his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the same Samuel's heirs and assigns forever or by the same last recited indenture may more fully appear. Now this indenture: Witnesseth that the same Samuel for and in consideration of the sum of 440 pounds current money to him in hand paid by the same Henry at the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has granted bargained sold alien released reconveyed enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents does grant bargain sell alien release re-convey in fee and confirm unto the same Henry the above-mentioned piece or parcel of land laid out unfounded as aforesaid with the appurtenances aforesaid thereunto belonging and all the estate right title interest claim property and demand whatsoever of him the said Samuel therein or in any part thereof and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof to have and to hold the parcel of land above described with the appurtenances onto the same Henry his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the same Henry his heirs and assigns forever and the said Samuel for himself his heirs executors & administrators does hereby covenant grant and agree to and with the said Henry his heirs and assigns that he the said Samuel and his heirs the aforesaid hereby granted piece or parcel of land with the appurtenances unto the said Henry his heirs and assigns against him said Samuel and his heirs in all and every other person or persons whatsoever claiming by from or under him or them shall and will work up out and forever by the by those presents defend. In witness whereof the parties aforesaid to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

                                                                                                                                           Samuel Massey

Sealed and delivered
in the presence of:
Ebenezer Blackiston
B[edenfield] Hands

Be it remembered this 18th day of September Anno Domini 1742 came before us two of his Lordship's justices of the peace for Kent County the within named Samuel Massey and did acknowledge the within writing to be his act and deed and likewise Sarah the wife of the said Samuel and acknowledged her assent to the same deed and being privately examined out of the hearing of her husband declared that the she made the same acknowledgment willingly and freely and without being induced thereto by fear or threats of ill usage by her said husband or for fear of his displeasure. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands the day and year above written.
                                                                                                                                          Ebenezer Blackiston
                                                                                                                                          B[edenfield] Hands

Received this 18th day of September 1742 of the within named Henry Cully the sum of 440 pounds currency being in fall for the consideration within mentioned.
                                                                               [illegible]  Samuel Massey

Test: Ebenezer Blackiston

December 17, 1742. Received of Mr. Henry Cully the sum of one penny sterling being for and alienation fine for the within premises.
                                                                               James Harris

Memorandum: received within deed to be recorded in the records of Kent County according to act of assembly in such case lately made and provided. As witness my hand this 17th day of December in the year of our Lord 1742
                                                                               James Smith clerk

Recorded this 17th day of December in the year of our Lord 1742.
                                                                               James Smith clerk
Samuel Massey & wife Sarah to Henry Cully & wife Christian: JS-24-81