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 #N, pp. 112-113

John Toaes (Toas) to Sarah Massey, May 12, 1709

May 12, 1709: Sarah (nee Toaes or Toas, whose father was Daniel) Massey, bride of Peter Massey, of Kent County in Maryland inherits a 350 acre parcel called London Bridge from John Toaes (Toas) son of Daniel Toas and represented by Andrew Hamilton, Esquire.  Witnesses: Harry Clegg and John [illegible].  Acting for the Crown: Harry Hopkins and William Lott; James Smith, Kent County Clerk.
Know all men by these presents that I John Toaes, late of Kent County in the province of Maryland for diverse good causes and considerations am herewith moving but more especially for and in consideration of brotherly love and affection actions I have onto Sarah Massey the new wife of Peter Massey formerly Sarah Toaes, have given, granted, released, and confirmed to be as by these presents I do give, grant, alienate, release, and confirm unto Peter Massey and his heirs all that tract or parcel of land whereon he now lives, lying upon the head of Chester River being part of a tract of land called London Bridge beginning at a white oak standing on the side of a valley [illegible] half a mile up the [blank] from Peter Massey towards the land [illegible] running [illegible] West one hundred and forty perches then South East four hundred perches then Northeast one hundred and forty perches then North West four hundred perches to the first bounded tree containing by estimation three hundred and fifty acres.  To have and to hold the said parcel of land to the said Peter and his heirs forever, together with all houses, orchards, fencing, wood, [illegible] all those the appurtenances to these same belonging or in any wise appertaining. This deed being in performance of the last Will and Testament of [illegible] father Daniel Toaes wherein he willeth that sundry lands shall be divided amongst his children of which lands the above said 350 acres is part and I the said John Toaes do for myself my house [illegible] premises for to warrant to the said Peter Massey and his heirs free and clear [illegible] houses or any persons claiming by from or under [illegible].  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th of March 1789.
Signed for John Toaes
by Andrew Hamilton

Signed sealed and delivered by me Andrew Hamilton, attorney of John Toaes and hereunto empowered by virtue of a Letter of Attorney made [by] the said John to me lawfully proved and lying on the records of Kent County in Maryland.
Andrew Hamilton
In presence of
the mark of  Clegg
John [illegible] 

On the back of the preceding deed was endorsed as followeth:
March 30, 1709 this day came Andrew Hamilton, attorney of John Toaes, before us, Henry Hopkins and William Lott, two of Her Majesty's Justices of Kent County and acknowledged the within instrument to be his [illegible] deed for and on behalf of John Toaes. Witness:
[illegible] Hopkins
William Lott

Recorded May the twelfth, one thousand seven hundred and nine.
James Smith Clerk of County Court
Maryland Land Records, Kent County, John Toaes to Sarah Massey, May 12, 1709
Maryland Land Records, Kent County, John Toaes to Sarah Massey, May 12, 1709