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 #28, pg. 242-244
Thomas Massey to John Cades & wife Margaret: Deed dated April 26, 1756
 
April 26, 1756: Thomas Massey sells for a legally enforceable bond of ¬£100 the 100 acre tract known as Whaleys Adventure, lying in Kent County on the South side of the Cypress Branch near the head of Chester River, to John Cades and wife Margaret of Kent County. Thomas Massey can stay in full possession and occupy the land and may keep it if the bond is not discharged. Courses: Beginning at the South East corner of Fair Dealing, and running thence West South West one hundred and forty perches, then South one hundred and twenty perches, then East North East [one] hundred and forty perches, then with a straight line to the beginning.  Thomas Gould attested to the validity of John Cades' signature. Acting for the Crown: Justice of the Peace S[imon] Wilmer; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

Maryland [illegible]: Know all men by these presents that I, John Cades, late of Kent County, am held and firmly bound unto Thomas Massey of the said County [illegible] his heirs executors administrators or assigns the just and full sum of one hundred pounds current lawful money of the said province to the which payment well and truly to be made and done I find myself my heirs executors administrators firmly in the whole and for [illegible] sealed with my seal and dated this third day of October Anno Domini 1746 and the condition of these obligations is such that if the above found in John Cades and Margaret his wife will hereafter upon the reasonable request at the proper cost and charges in the law whatsoever of the above Thomas Massey his heirs and assigns by such act and like thing and things conveyances and assurances in the law whatsoever as by his said Thomas Massey his heirs or assigns or his or their counsel learned in the law shall be reasonably devised advised or required sufficiently [illegible] grant convey assure and make over in open court or otherwise at the law of this province regime unto him the said Thomas Massey his heirs and assigns by and in a general warrant all the right title and interest claim and property and demand that he the said John Cades and Margaret his wife now has shall or may thereafter have into one hundred acres of land known by the name of Whaley's Adventure lying and being in Kent County and on the south side of a branch called the Cypress Branch near the head of Chester River beginning at the South East corner of Fair Dealing and from the said South East corner of Fair Dealing and running thence West Southwest one hundred forty perches thence South one hundred twenty perches then East Northeast one hundred forty perches then with a straight line to the first beginning containing and now laid out for one hundred acres of land more or less together with all houses buildings and appurtenances whatsoever upon the said tract or parcel of land one hundred acres belonging or in any wise appertaining well and truly and efficiently saved and kept [illegible] of and from all manner or of former bargains sales titles gifts grants leases and mortgages whatsoever had made suffered committed or done by the said John Cades or Margaret his wife and in the meantime suffer allow and permit the said Thomas Massey his heirs executors administrators or assigns to be in full and actual possession of the said hundred acres of land thereof to use occupy [illegible] and enjoy the same and to take and [illegible] in the rents issues and profits every thereof to his and their own proper use benefit and [illegible] without any manner of impeachment for [illegible] and damages and a full and ample manner as if the same had been now legally conveyed and made over than this obligation to be void and of none effect other [illegible] to be and remain in full force and virtue in law.
                                                                                                                               John Cades [his mark]

Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of:
Thomas Gould
Thomas Power

Maryland [illegible] Kent County [illegible]: On the sixth day of September Anno Domini 1755 came the above named Thomas Gould before me the subscriber one of the justices of the peace for the said County and declared on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that he was present and did see the within named John Cades sign seal and deliver this instrument of writing as his act and deed for the [illegible] within mentioned onto the within named Thomas Massey; sworn before:
                                                                                                                               S. Wilmer

Recorded this 26th of April 1756 by:
                                                                                                                               James Smith Kent County Clerk
Thomas Massey to John Cades & wife Margaret: JS:28:242