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 Land Office, PL#4, pp. 406-407
Nicholas Massey, patent, July 21, 1720

July 21, 1720: Nicholas Massey's patent of The Exchange, a 100 acre tract in Kent County, Maryland.  Acting for the Crown: William Holland.
Nicholas Massey's pat.
for 100 acres.
(The Exchange)

Charles the Second, etc. To all persons etc. Know ye that for and in consideration that Nicholas Massey of Kent County have due unto him one hundred acres of land within our said province being due onto him by virtue of an assignment for that quantity from William Comegys of the said county out of a warrant granted him the said William, the twelfth day of April Anno Domini seventeen hundred and eighteen as appears in our land office upon such conditions and terms as are expressed in our conditions of plantations bearing date the fifth day of April one thousand six hundred and eighty four and remaining upon record in our said province together with such alterations as in them are made by our further conditions bearing date the fourth day of December sixteen hundred and ninety six, together also with the alterations made by our instructions bearing date at London the twelfth day of September seventeen hundred and twelve, and registered in our land office of our said province. We do therefore hereby grant unto him the said Nicholas Massey all that tract or parcel of land called The Exchange lying and being on the North side of the head of Chester River in Kent County aforesaid and beginning at a bounded red oak standing on the West side of a branch called Black Pudding Branch, near the mouth thereof, and on the North side of an old path that leads from Mr. Gilbert Falconar's to the cypress swamp and running from the said red oak North sixty five degrees West two hundred twenty five perches thence Northeast forty perches, then East two hundred perches, thence with a straight line to the first bounded tree, containing and laid out for one hundred acres more or less according to the certificate of survey thereof taken and returned into our land office bearing date the sixteenth day of May Anno Domini seventeen hundred and eighteen, and there remaining together with all rights, profits, benefits, and privilege thereunto belonging (Royal mines excepted). To have and to hold the same unto him the said Nicholas Massey, his heirs, and assigns, forever beholden of us and our heirs as our mannor of Baltemore in fee and [illegible] [illegible] by fealty only for all manner of services, yielding and paying therefore yearly onto us and our heirs at or our receipts at the city of St. Maries at the two most usual feasts in the year, viz. the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Archangel, by even and equal portions, the rent of four shillings sterling in silver or gold and for a fine upon every alienation of the said land or any part or parcel thereof one whole year's rent in silver or gold or the full value thereof in such commodities as we and our heirs or such officer or officers as shall be appointed by us and our heirs from time to time to collect and receive the same shall accept in discharge thereof at the choice of us and our heirs or such officer or officers aforesaid. Provided that if the said sum for a fine for alienation shall not be paid to us and our heirs, or such officer or officers aforesaid beef for such alienation and the said alienation entered upon record either in the Provincial Court or County Court where the same parcel of land lieth within one month next after such alienation then the said alienation shall be void and of no effect, given under our greater seal at arms this twenty first day of July, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and twenty. Witness our trusty and well beloved William Holland Esquire, Chancellor and keeper of our said greater seal of our said Province of Maryland.
William Holland {seal}
Maryland Land Records, Kent County Land Office, Nicholas Massey, patent, July 21, 1720
Maryland Land Records, Kent County Land Office, Nicholas Massey, patent, July 21, 1720