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 #26, pg. 282-284
Samuel Massey & wife Sarah to Thomas Ringgold: Deed dated February 6, 1749
February 6, 1749: Samuel Massey, merchant, of Chestertown in Maryland, sells Lott No.18 for ¬£500GB to Thomas Ringgold, Esquire, also of Chestertown in Kent County.  Lot No.18 (formerly devised to Mary Clay (formerly Maryll Wilmer) by her father Simon Wilmer) lies next to High Street and the Main Wharf (called the Town Wharf) on the South West side of High Street. Acting for the Crown: George Garnett and Justices of the Peace Bedingfield Hands and W. Hynson; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

This indenture made this thirtieth day of January in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred forty and nine between Samuel Massey of Chestertown, Kent County in the province of Maryland, merchant of the one part and Thomas Ringgold of the same place, attorney-at-law of the other part. Witnesseth that the same Samuel Massey for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred pounds money of Great Britain to the same Samuel Massey by the same Thomas Ringgold before the sealing and delivery of these presents in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge thereof and from every part thereof does exonerate acquit and discharge the same Thomas's executors administrators and assigns has given granted bargained and sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sale alien release enfeoff and confirm unto the same Thomas Ringgold and to his heirs and assigns forever all that water lot of ground and messuage house and tenement lying in Chestertown aforesaid in the county aforesaid next adjoining to High Street and the main wharf commonly called the Town Wharf on the southwest side of the said High Street (the said lot being known and distinguished in the plot of the said town by the number eighteen and is the same lot that a certain Mary Clay heretofore by an indenture bearing date the twenty eighth day of December and the Anno Domini seventeen hundred and forty five and now remaining in Kent County records sold and conveyed to the same Samuel Massey and was devised the said Mary Clay by the name of Maryll Wilmer by her father Simon Wilmer) together with all houses outhouses foundations walls stones works ways easements improvements profits advantages and hereditaments whatsoever to the same a lot of ground and messuage house and tenement belonging or in any wise appertaining or in and upon the same line being happening arising and also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents and services of the premises and of every part and parcel thereof and all the estate right title property interest claim or demand whatsoever of him the said Samuel both in law and equity of and into the hereby granted bargained sale or mentioned or intended to be hereby granted bargained and sold premises in every part illegible parcel of them to have and to hold the same hereby bargained and sold premises with their and every of their rights illegible appurtenances in every part and parcel thereof unto the same Thomas Ringgold and to his heirs and assigns forever to his and their only proper use and behoof illegible and further the same Samuel does freely covenant illegible and illegible with said Thomas and his heirs and assigns that the same house lot and premises with the appurtenances ...

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Kent County illegible: Be it remembered that on the 30th day of January Anno Domini seventeen hundred and forty nine personally appeared before us the subscribers two of the Right Honorable the Lord Proprietary's (that now is the province of Maryland) justices of the peace for the county aforesaid the within named Samuel Massey and Sarah his wife and did acknowledge the within deed of sale and all the lot of ground house and messeuage with the appurtenances in the same deed contained to the within named Thomas Ringgold his heirs and assigns to his and their own proper use and behoof forever according to the illegible form and effect of the same deed and that immediately before the same acknowledgment we did privately examine the said Sarah Massey out of the hearing of her said husband who then did declare and assent that she made her acknowledgment aforesaid willingly and freely and without being induced thereto by fear or threats of or ill usage by your said husband aforesaid or fear of his displeasure. In testimony whereof we have hereunto put our hands and seals the day and year above written.
                                                                                                                                            Bedingfield Hands
                                                                                                                                            W. Hynson

Received of Mr. Thomas Ringgold one penny sterling being the alienation find due for the within premises for his Lordships use this 6th day of February 1749 by

                                                                                                                                            George Garnett

Recorded this sixth day of February 1749 by
                                                                                                                                            James Smith Kent County Clerk
Samuel Massey & wife Sarah to Thomas Ringgold: JS:26:282