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. 257-258
William Crane & wife Grace to Samuel Massey: Deed dated October 25, 1749
 
October 25, 1749: Samuel Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for ¬£100 the one-third interest in the 1,120 acre tract called Cannada that belongs to William Crane, also of Kent County; John Howard and Samuel Massey already own the other two equal shares in Cannada. Acting for the Crown: George Garnett and Justices of the Peace, Bedingfield  Hands and John Williamson, acting as witnesses; James Smith is Kent County clerk.
 
This indenture made the twenty fifth day of October in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and forty and nine between William Crane of Kent County in the province of Maryland, carpenter of the one part and Samuel Massey of the county and province aforesaid, merchant of the other part. Whereas the said William Crane, John Howard and Samuel Massey had granted unto them a certain tract of land lying on the borders in Kent County aforesaid called Cannada containing one thousand one hundred and twenty acres of land more or less butted and grounded as in and by the patent thereof under the great seal of the said province of Maryland bearing date the fifteenth day of June Anno Domini seventeen hundred and forty seven and remaining [illegible] may appear and whereas the said William Crane, John Howard and Samuel Massey are and by virtue of the said grant stand seized in fee simple in said tract of land as joint tenants each having one third part thereof; now this indenture: Witnessths that the said William Crane for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred  pounds current money of Maryland to him in hand paid by the said Samuel Massey before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he the said William Crane doth hereby acknowledge have given granted bargained sold enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents doth give grand bargain sell enfeoff and confirm unto him the said Samuel Massey his heirs and assigns forever one full third part of the aforesaid tract of land called Cannada the whole in three equal parts to be divided and also all 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 William Crane and his heirs of and into the aforesaid third part of his aforesaid tract of land and premises and every part thereof to have and to hold the said third part of the aforesaid tract of land and premises with the appurtenances unto him the said Samuel Massey his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof him the said Samuel Massey his heirs and assigns forever and the said William Crane for himself his heirs and assigns doth hereby covenant to and with the said Samuel Massey his heirs and assigns forever that it shall and may be lawful for him the same Samuel Massey his heirs and assigns at all times forever hereafter to have hold occupy possess and enjoy the said one third part of the said tract of land with the appurtenances against him the same William Crane and his heirs and assigns and every other person claiming by from or under him and his heirs forever and the said William Crane and his heirs and every other person claiming any estate in the premises by from or under him or his heirs shall and will at all times hereafter upon the reasonable request make do and execute any other conveyance for the more perfect granting and assuring the said third part of the said tract of land onto the same Samuel Massey's heirs and assigns as he or they or his or their counsel learned in the law shall reasonably require provided such further assurance import no further warranty than is expressed in these presents. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have thereto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
                                                                                                                                      William Crane
Sealed and delivered
in the presence of:
Bedingfield Hands
John Williamson

Kent County aforesaid: be it remembered that on this twenty fifth day of October seventeen hundred and forty and nine William Crane the grantor within named personally appeared before us two of His Lordships the Right Honorable the Proprietary's justices of the peace for Kent County in Maryland and did acknowledge the within deed of bargain and sale to be his act and deed and the land and premises therein mentioned to be the estate of the within Samuel Massey his heirs and assigns forever and at the same time came before us also grace the wife of the said William Crane and gave assent and and consent to the within bargain and sale and she being first by us privately examined out of the hearing of her husband did declare that she made the said acknowledgment freely and willingly without being induced thereto by threats or fear of or ill usage of her said husband or for fear of his displeasure according to the directions of an act of assembly in such cases made and provided. Witness our hands:
                                                                                                                                      Bedingfield Hands
                                                                                                                                      John Williamson

Received this 25th day of October 1749 the consideration within mentioned as witness my hand.
                                                                                                                                      William Crane

Test.
John Williamson

October 25, 1749: Received of Mr. Samuel Massey fourteen shillings and eleven pence sterling the alienation find due on the within premises for his Lordship's use,
                                                                                                                                       by George Garnett

Recorded this 31st October 1749 by
                                                                                                                 James Smith clerk Kent County

William Crane & wife Grace to Samuel Massey: JS:26:257