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, pp. 68-69
Samuel Massey to Peregrine Brown: Deed dated October 9, 1747
 
October 9, 1747: Samuel Massey, hatter of Kent County in Maryland sells for ¬£40 the 6 acre tract called Jormaine (Jerman) Point to Peregrine Browne, gentleman, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at the base of a point on the West side of Turners Creek above the landing which said barr being, South seventy eight degrees East three perches from a bounded chestnut standing on a high bank of the said point, and running thence South sixty three degrees West twenty six perches, then South eighteen degrees West fourteen perches, then South fifty two degrees West twenty two perches to the line of a tract of land called Broad Oak, then running with the same line North six degrees East thirty two perches, then North sixty five degrees east twenty perches, then East twenty perches, then with a straight line to the beginning.  Acting for the Crown: George Garnett and Charles Scott as witnesses; Justices of the Peace Charles Scott and [[illegible] signature]; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

Maryland [illegible]: this indenture made the ninth day of October seventeen hundred and forty and seven between Samuel Massey of Chestertown in the province aforesaid, hatter of the one part and Peregrine Browne of Kent County aforesaid, gentleman of the other part. Witnesseth the said Samuel Massey for and in consideration of the sum of 40 pounds current money of Maryland to him in hand paid by the same Peregrine Browne the receipt whereof he does hereby acknowledge has granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto him the said Peregrine Browne his heirs and assigns forever all that parcel of land contained within the lines and bounds hereafter specified being part of a tract of land called Jormaine Point lying in Kent County on the west side of Turner's Creek beginning at the barr of a point on the west side of Turner's Creek above the landing which said barr being South seventy eight degrees East three perches from a bounded chestnut standing on a high bank of the said point and running thence South sixty three degrees West twenty six perches thence South eighteen degrees West fourteen perches thence South fifty two degrees West twenty two perches to the line of a tract of land called Broad Oak than running with the same line north six degrees East thirty two perches to the beginning post of the aforesaid Broad Oak then North fifteen degrees West six perches then North sixty two degrees East twwnty perches thence East twenty perches then with a straight line to the beginning containing within the bounds six acres of land be the same more or less together with all and singular the woods ways easements emoluments hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever unto the said granted premises belonging or in any wise thereto appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders and all the estate right title and interest claim properly and demand whatsoever of him the same Samuel Massey his heirs and assigns of in and to the said hereby granted premises and every part thereof to have and to hold this said granted parcel of land and premises contained within the metes and bounds aforesaid with the appurtenances in every part thereof unto the said Peregrine Browne his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Peregrine Browne his heirs and assigns forever in the same Samuel Massey for himself his heirs and assigns doth hereby covenant grant and agree to and with the said Peregrine Browne his heirs and assigns that he the same Samuel Massey his heirs and assigns the said granted parcel of land according to the bounds of lines before [illegible] with the premises and appurtenances thereto belonging onto the same Peregrine Browne his heirs and assigns as well against him the same Samuel Massey and his heirs assigns as against all and every other person or persons whatsoever anything in out of unto the aforesaid granted parcel of land and premises has before butted and bounded shall and will by these presents warrant and forever defend. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
                                                                                                                                 Samuel Massey
Sealed and delivered
in presence of:
George Garnett
Charles Scott

Kent County: Be it remembered that on the ninth day of October seventeen hundred and forty and seven came Samuel Massey (the grantor within named) and personally appeared before us two of his Lordship's the Right Honorable the Lord Proprietary, his justices of the peace for the county aforesaid and acknowledge the within deed of bargain and sale to be his act and deed and the land and premises therein mentioned to be granted to be and remain the right and estate of the within named Peregrine Browne his heirs and assigns forever at the same time also came Sarah wife of the aforesaid Samuel and did acknowledge assent to the same deed (she being first privately examined out of the hearing of her said husband) declared that she made the same acknowledgment freely and willingly without being induced thereto by fear of or ill usage from her said husband or fear of his displeasure. Witness our hands:
                                                                                                                                [illegible signature]
                                                                                                                                Charles Scott

October 9, 1747: Received of Mr. Peregrine Browne within named the sum of 40 pounds current money of Maryland being the consideration within mentioned.

                                                                                                                                Samuel Massey
Witness: George Garnett

October 9, 1747: Received of Mr. Peregrine Browne three pence sterling, it being the alienation fee due on the within premises for his Lordship's use.

                                                                                                                               George Garnett

Recorded this ninth day of October 1747.
                                                                                                                               James Smith, Kent County Clerk

Samuel Massey to Peregrine Brown: JS:26:68