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 #24, pp. 415-420
Samuel Massey & wife Sarah to John Milbourne: Deed dated July 18, 1743
 
July 18, 1743: Samuel Massey, hatter, and wife Sarah of Chestertown in Kent County, Maryland, sell for ten thousand pounds of tobacco and and six hundred and twenty five bushels of wheat unto John Milbourne a parcel consisting of Lot No.43 in Chestertown. Courses: Beginning at the South West corner of a brick house standing on the same lot on Cross Street and running from thence with the said street North East seventy eight feet, thence North West seventy eight feet, thence South West seventy eight feet and from thence  South West to the aforesaid street and place of beginning.  Acting for the Crown: James Harris and Justices of the Peace for Kent County, Charles Hynson and Bedingfield Hands.  Witnesses: Mssrs. Calder and Nicols.
 
This indenture made this sixteenth day of July in the year of our Lord Christ seventeen hundred and forty three  between Samuel Massey of Chestertown in Kent County province of Maryland, hatter of the one part and John Milbourne of the same county and province, gentleman of the other part. Witnesseth that the same Samuel for and in consideration of the sum of ten thousand pounds of tobacco and six hundred and twenty five bushels of wheat which the said John to said Samuel before the execution of these presents has well and truly paid and satisfied the receipt whereof the same Samuel does hereby acknowledge and confess and herewith this grant himself to be well satisfied and paid thereof does fully and absolutely acquit and discharge the same John his heirs executors and administrators forever has granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed released conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien [illegible] release convey and confirm unto the same John Milbourne his heirs and assigns forever all that messuage tenement and part and parcel of land situated in Chestertown aforesaid being part of that lot in the same town which is known and distinguished by the number forty three beginning at the southwest corner of a brick [illegible] house standing on the same lot on Cross Street and running from thence with the said street Northeast seventy eight feet hence Northwest seventy eight feet thence Southwest seventy eight feet and from thence Southwest to the aforesaid street and place of beginning and also all houses and edifices buildings yards gardens ways paths easements liberties privileges and immunities profits commodities and emoluments advantages tenants hereditaments appurtenances whatsoever under the same tenement and piece of land of in or into the same or any part or parcel thereof to have to hold all and singular the messuage tenement and piece or parcel of land aforesaid contained within the lines and bounds aforesaid in every part thereof with the premises and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any manner appertaining unto him the same John Milbourne his heirs and assigns forever to and for the sole and proper use and behoof of him the same John his heirs and assigns forever and the same Samuel Massey for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and promise of grant to and with the same John Milbourne his heirs and assigns in manner following that is to say that he the same John his heirs and assigns shall lawfully and may from time to time and at all times hereafter freely peaceably and quietly have hold use occupy possess and enjoy all and singular the herein before granted bargained or mentioned to be granted and bargained messuage tenement and piece or parcel of land with the premises and appurtenances thereunto belonging without any [illegible] suit trouble [illegible] disturbance or hindrance whatsoever of him said Samuel or of any other person or persons whatsoever and that the same hereby granted messuage tenement and piece or parcel of land and every part thereof with the appurtenances now in and forever hereafter shall remain confirmed to be unto him the same John his heirs and assigns free and clear freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharge of and from all former and other bargains mortgages sales gifts grants jointures dowers and estates titles trouble charges and encumbrances which [illegible] had made committed or done by him the same Samuel his heirs or any other person or persons whatsoever and that he the said Samuel and his heirs all the aforesaid messuage tenement and parcel of land herein before granted bargained or mentioned to be granted bargained with the premises and appurtenances thereto belonging in every part and parcel thereof against himself the said Samuel and his heirs and against all and every other person persons whatsoever unto him the said John Milbourne his heirs assigns shall and will warrant and forever by these presents defend and lastly that he the said Samuel and his heirs shall and will at any time or times hereafter at the reasonable request and proper costs and charges of the said John his heirs or assigns make acquit and suffer any further or other deed or deeds conveyance or conveyances assurance or assurances in the same whatsoever for the further and better [illegible] [illegible] and conveying the hereby granted bargained premises unto him the said John his heirs or assigns according to the true intent and meaning of the these presents as by him the said John shall be reasonably devised advised or required. In witness whereof the parties aforesaid have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

                                                                                                                             Samuel Massey
Sealed and delivered
in the presence of:
James Calder
[illegible] Nicols

Be it remembered that on the sixteenth day of July Anno Domini seventeen hundred and forty three Samuel Massey the grantor within named personally came before us two of his Lordship's justices of the peace for Kent County and voluntarily acknowledge the within written indenture of bargain and sale to be his act and deed and the mess watch tenement and piece of land with the appurtenances thereon mentioned to be granted to be by virtue thereof the right and the state of the within named John Milbourne his heirs and assigns forever and we the underwritten to further certify that Sarah the wife of the same Samuel appeared at the same time and acknowledged her assent of and to the same indenture and sale and she being privately examined out of the hearing of the said Samuel for husband declared that she made the same acknowledgment willingly and freely and without being induced thereto by fear or threats of ill usage of her said husband or for fear of his displeasure. This was done persuant to the act of assembly in such cases lately made and provided. As witness our hands the day and year above written.
                                                                                                                            Charles Hynson
                                                                                                                            Bedenfield Hands

Received this sixteenth day of July Anno Domini seventeen hundred and forty three  from John Milbourne within named ten thousand pounds of tobacco and six hundred twenty five bushels of wheat in full for the consideration within mentioned I say received.

                                                                                                                            Samuel Massey
Test
James Calder
[illegible] Nicols

July 16, 1743: Received of the aforesaid John Milbourne the sum of one half penny sterling being for and alienation fine for the within mentioned parcel of land receipt for the use of the Lord proprietary.                                                                                                        by James Harris

Recorded this eighteenth day of July seventeen hundred and forty three by
                                                                                                                           James Smith clerk

Samuel Massey & wife Sarah to John Milbourne: JS:24:415