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 #27, pg. 215-217
Samuel Massey & wife Sarah to John Cox: Deed dated June 6,1752
 
June 6, 1752: Samuel Massey, merchant, of Kings Town in Queen Anne's County, Maryland sells for ¬£350 a 551 acre part of the tract called Cannada to John Cox, farmer, of Cecil County in Maryland.  Cannada lies between the Cypress Branch and Dead Branch in Kent County: Beginning in the third line of the original tract of Cannada and at the end of the first line of John Howard's part thereof, and running thence South fifty four degrees West forty eight perches, then West two hundred perches, then South seventy perches, then West by North forty perches, then North one hundred and twenty two perches, then West by North one hundred perches, then South one hundred perches, then East ten perches, then South twenty seven perches, then East by North two hundred and sixty five perches, then East North East one hundred and forty perches, then North one hundred and twenty perches, then South East one hundred perches, then North seventy degrees East three hundred and seventy eight perches to John Howard's part of said tract, thence with a straight line to the beginning. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace Bedingfield Hands and T. Bordley; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

This indenture made the sixth day of June in the year seventeen hundred fifty and two between Samuel Massey of Kingstown in Queen Anne's County, merchant of the one part and John Cox of Cecil County, farmer of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Samuel Massey for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred fifty pounds current money of Maryland to him in hand paid by the said John Cox before the sealing and delivery thereof the receipt whereof the said Samuel Massey doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto him the said John Cox his heirs and assigns forever all that parcel of land being part of a tract of land lying between the Cypress and Dead Branches in Kent County called Cannada. Beginning in the third line of the original tract of Cannada and at the end of the first line of John Howard's part thereof and running thence Southfifty four degrees West forty eight perches then West two hundred perches thence South seventy perches then West by North East one hundred forty perches then North one hundred twenty perches then Southeast one hundred perches then north seventy degrees Eastthree hundred seventy eight perches to John Howard's part of said tract thence with a straight line to the beginning containing within these lines five hundred fifty and one acres of land more or less including therein all the aforesaid Samuel Massey's part of Cannada lying to the westward of John Howard's part thereof also one other parcel of land being part of Cannada beginning at the beginning of John Howard's part of Cannada and running North twenty degrees West two hundred twenty and six perches that north seventy degrees East one hundred twenty perches thence South forty degrees East one hundred perches thence with a straight line to the beginning containing within these lines ninety five acres of land more or less together with all houses buildings and improvements [illegible] lands profits and hereditaments whatsoever to the aforesaid two parcels of land belonging or appertaining and every part thereof and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents and services thereof and also all the estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Samuel Massey and his heirs of and to the land and every part thereof with the appurtenances to have and to hold all and singular the aforesaid two granted parcels of land hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances unto the said John Cox his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of the said John Cox and his heirs and the said Samuel Massey for himself his heirs and assigns doth hereby covenant and grant to and with said John Cox his heirs and assigns that he the said Samuel Massey now stands lawfully and rightfully seized in his own right of a good sure perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple of and in all the aforesaid two granted parcels lands and premises and every part thereof and also that he the said Samuel Massey now have good right full power and lawful authority to grant and bargain and sell the aforesaid two parcels of land and premises with their appurtenances unto the said Cox his heirs and assigns forever and also that the said Samuel Massey and his heirs the aforesaid two parcels of land and premises in every part thereof with the appurtenances free and clear of and from all the state right titles claims and lawful demands of all and all manner of persons shall and will warrant and by these presents forever defend unto the said John Cox his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

                                                                                                                                                 Samuel Massey
Sealed and delivered
in the presence of:
Bedingfield Hands
T. Bordley

Kent County [illegible]: Be it remembered that on the sixth day of June seventeen hundred fifty and two came Samuel Massey the grantor within named before us two of his Lordship's justices of the peace for the county aforesaid and did acknowledge the within deed of bargain and sale to be his act and deed and the lands and premises therein mentioned to be and remain the estate right and property of the within named John Cox his heirs and assigns forever and at the same time also came Sarah wife of the aforesaid Samuel Massey and being by us privately examined out of the hearing of her said husband declared her consent of the within sale and also declared that she gave the said consent freely and willingly without being induced thereto by fear of ill usage from her said husband or for fear of his displeasure according to an act of assembly in such cases made. Acknowledged before:
                                                                                                                                                Bedingfield Hands
                                                                                                                                                T. Bordley

Received of Mr. John Cox for sum of three hundred fifty pounds current money of Maryland being the consideration money within mentioned. As witness my hand this sixth day of June Anno Domini 1752.
                                                                                                                                                Samuel Massey
Witness:
George Garnett

Recorded this sixth day of December 1752.
                                                                                                                                               James Smith Kent County Clerk

Samuel Massey & wife Sarah to John Cox: JS:27:215