Section VI - Massey Data Bank

One Maryland Massey Family by George Langford, Jr. 1901-1996
©Cullen G. Langford and George Langford, III, 201

Massey Land Records 1658-1867 for Kent County, Maryland
[Additional information from Surveyors' Certificates can be found here.]
  

Date

Parcel

1658/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Cornewalleys


Verina

1000


Patent

1658: Verina, Thomas Cornewalleys, 1000 Acres.

Certificate - Q:418; Patent - Q:418

1681/06/07

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Humphrey Davenport


Hemberry

600


Patent

June 7, 1681: Hemberry, Humphrey Davenport, 600 Acres.

Images and transcribed text can be seen here.
Certificate - 21:341; Patent - CB:3:494

1683/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Fendall


Bright Helmstone

1,000


Certificate

1683: Bright Helmstone, James Fendall, 1000 Acres.

Certificate - 21:554

1684/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Michael Miller


Morthers Gift

301

SD:A:477

Patent

1684: Michael Miller's patent of Morther's Gift, containing 300 acres, Patent Record SD A, p. 477, contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone near Chester River standing one perch from the water's edge, and running thence South eighty nine degrees East one hundred and fifty two and a half perches to the Spencer land, thence North one and a half degrees West two hundred and sixteen perches along the Spencer's land to the woodland, thence North eighty nine degrees West four perches, thence North one and a half degrees West one hundred and four perches by and with a vacancy formerly owned by Richard Frisby, thence South eighty nine degrees West to Cone Branch or Barrisseee Creek, thence [by] a Southerly direction by and with said Branch or Creek to Chester River, thence along Chester River to the place of beginning, containing three hundred and one acres. Certificate - 21:496

1685/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Hemsley


Goose Haven

500


Patent

1685: Goose Haven, William Hemsley, 500 Acres.

Certificate - 22:143; Patent - NS:B:467

1685/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Dixon


Cum Whitton

360


Certificate

1685: Cum Whitton, William Dixon, 360 Acres.

Certificate - NS:B:126.

1686/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Seaward


Seawards Hope

300


Patent

1686: Seawards Hope, Thomas Seaward, 300 Acres.

Certificate - 22:227; Patent - NS:B:443

1687/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Salter


Jericho

200


Certificate

1687: Jericho, John Salter, 200 Acres.

Certificate - 22:362

1693/

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Robert Smith

Nicholas Massey

Malton [in Talbot County]

150

LL:7:73

Deed
March 16, 1693: Nicholas Massey of Talbot County in Maryland for 4,500 pounds of tobacco buys a 150 acre parcel called Malton from Robert Smith and wife Anne.  Witness: Richard Simon and [illegible signature].
1694/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Richard Smith


First Part of Free Gift

2000


Patent
1694: First Part of Free Gift (The), Richard Smith, 2000 Acres.

1695/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Phillip Holleager


The Forrest

500


Patent

1695: Forrest (The), Phillip Holleager, 500 Acres.

Certificate - C:3:481; Patent - C:3:481

1695/10/10

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Nicholas Massey & Josias Massey


The Outlett
[in Dorchester County]

110


Patent
October 10, 1695: Nicholas and Josias Massey patent 110 acres, called The Outlett, out of a 1,000 acre tract granted to John Taylor the previous year.  Acting for the Crown: Henry Darnall ... [the document is incomplete - GL,III, ed.]
1701/10/07

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Edmondson

Phillip Massey

Tilghmans Fortune

278

RF:9:75

Deed
October 7, 1701: Phillip Massey of Talbot County, Maryland for 20,000 pounds of tobacco buys a 278 acre tract of land called Tilghman's Fortune (adjacent to another piece of Tilghman's Fortune previously sold to Robert Stapleford and also adjacent to a tract owned by Thomas and John Booker) from William Edmondson.  Court proceedings involving Robt. Goldsborough, Wm. Cousey, Thomas Robins, Robt. Ungle, and Thomas Emerson, Justices of the Peace in the Crown's Court.

1702/07/08

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Nicholas Massey


Masseys Hazard

90


Patent

July 8, 1702: Nicholas Massey's patent of Massey's Hazard, a 90 acre portion of a 1,000 acre tract granted to Daniel Toaos [Toaes] in Kent County, Maryland. Courses: Beginning at an old boundary white oak being the first boundary of a tract of land formally taken up by Simon Whittmor containing one thousand acres and running from said tree South three hundred and sixty [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] ahead of the aforesaid branch [illegible] down the [illegible] branch on its illegible courses viz. North fifty two degrees West twenty nine [illegible] North thirty [illegible] North sixteen degrees thirty minutes [illegible] forty eight [illegible] North thirty three degrees thirty minutes, East twenty [illegible] North sixteen degrees, West ninety eight [illegible], North seventy nine perches, North thirty four degrees thirty minutes, [illegible] seventy nine perches, then with a straight line to the first marked tree containing and now laid out for ninety acres.  Acting for the Crown: Henry Darnell.

1702/07/08

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Nicholas Massey


Masseys Hazard

90


Patent

July 8, 1702: Nicholas Massey's patent of Massey's Hazard, a 90 acre portion of a 1,000 acre tract in Kent County, Maryland, and adjoining land formerly of Simon Gillmore. Courses: Beginning at an old bounded white oak [illegible] being the first boundary of a tract of land formerly taken up by Simon Gillmore containing one thousand acres [illegible] from [to trees ?] South three hundred & sixty [illegible] the [illegible] intersect the road [illegible] branch, then down to branch on its [illegible] courses viz. North fifty two degrees West twenty [lengths], then North thirty [lengths], then North sixteen degrees thirty minutes [illegible] forty eight [lengths], then North [illegible] degrees thirty  minutes. East twenty [lengths] then North sixteen degrees [illegible] ninety eight [lengths], then North [illegible] 0110 [lengths], then North thirty four degrees thirty minutes East seventy nine [lengths] then with a straight line back to the first marked [illegible] [illegible] & now laid out for ninety acres. Deputy Surveyor for the county: Daniel Baes.

1704/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Thomas Smith


Smiths Parke

250


Patent

1704: Smiths Parke, Thomas Smith, 250 Acres.

Certificate - CD:144; Patent - CD:145

1705/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Usher


The Neglect

87


Patent

1705: Neglect (The), Thomas Usher, 87 Acres.

Certificate - CD:246; Patent - CD:246

1705/05/15

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Robert Smith


The Out Range

640


Patent

May 15, 1705: Out Range, Robert Smith, 640 Acres.

Unpatented Certificate Images can be seen here.
Certificate - CC:5:499; Patent - DD:P5:499

1708/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Robert Smith


The Forrest

440


Patent

1708: Forrest (The), Robert Smith, 440 Acres.

Certificate - DD:5:473; Patent (Solomon Wright) - DD:5:473; Patent (Solomon Wright) - PL:3:73

1708/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Walter Meek


The Exchange

100


Patent

1708: Exchange (The), Walter Meek, 100 Acres.

Certificate - DD:5:497; Patent - DD:5:497; Patent - PL:32

1708/03/26

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Toas

Andrew Hamilton

Hemberry

600

JS:N:78

Deed

March 26, 1708: John Toaes (Toas) of Kent County in Maryland sells for £200 to Andrew Hamilton of Northampton County a 600 acre portion of the tract called Hemberry lying on the North side of the Head of Chester River in Kent County, Witnesses: Norton Knakkbuth, Peter Massey, Henry Clegg, John Arron, and the Justices of the Peace Edward Blag and Phillip Hopkins. William Comegys, Esquire acted as John Toaes's attorney in this matter. James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1709/05/12

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Toas

Sarah Massey

London Bridge

350

JS:N:112

Deed

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.  Courses: 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. Witnesses: Harry Clegg and John [illegible].  Acting for the Crown: Harry Hopkins and William Lott; James Smith, Kent County Clerk.

1711/03/03

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Massey

Robert Mansfield

Seawards Hope

150

JS:N:279

Deed

March 3, 1711 (Recorded May 30, 1712): Thomas Massey, planter of Kent County in Maryland,  sells for 6,000 pounds of tobacco a 150-acre tract called Seawards Hope (given to him by Thomas Seaward and lying next to a tract owned by one Parrott) to Robert Mansfield, also a planter of Kent County.  Courses: Beginning at a marked white oak standing by a branch side and in the line of said Parrott's land and running with the aforesaid Parrott's [line] South East 240 perches to a marked pock hickory tree standing in the woods; from the said tree running North East 100 perches and from the end of the North East line, North West 240 perches to the aforesaid branch, and then with the said branch South West 100 perches to the first bounded tree, containing and laid out for 150 acres. Witnesses acting for the Crown: Edward Blay and William Comegys; Kent County clerk at the time was James Smith.

1712/05/15

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey

John Clark

London Bridge

50

JS:N:323

Deed

May 15, 1712 (recorded May 13, 1713): John Clark, planter, of Kent County in Maryland, buys for 1,000 pounds of tobacco the entirety of a 50 acre parcel called London Bridge from Peter Massey, planter, and wife Sarah (accompanied by William Comegys, Esquire). Courses: Beginning at a bounded poplar standing by the said branch in the South East line of the said land and running thence South East one hundred forty and four perches thence South West fifty and five perches the North West one hundred forty and four perches and from thence North East fifty and five perches to the first bounded poplar containing fifty acres. Witnesses: William Comegys and Edward E. Nickaros.  Acting for the Crown: Edward [illegible], W. Lott; James Smith, Kent County Court Clerk.

1714/06/05

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey

John Clark

Partnership

200

BC:1:21

Deed

June 5, 1714 (recorded August 2, 1714): John Clarke, brickmaker, of Kent County in Maryland buys for 2,500 pounds of tobacco a 200 acre parcel (part of Partnership, formerly owned by the late Daniel Toas) from Peter Massey and wife Sarah, [late (?) of Kent County - GL,III, ed.] Courses: Beginning at a bonded gum standing in [illegible] woods at the end of the North [illegible] by East line of the aforesaid tract of land and running from aforesaid gum East four hundred and forty perches to a bounded Hickory and from said hickory by a line drawn South seventy five perches and running thence West four hundred and fifty perches until it intersects aforesaid North [illegible] by East line of aforesaid tract of land bounding with said intersections to [etc.] Containing two hundred acres. Witnesses: Matthew Pines and [illegible] Johnson.  Acting for the Crown: [two illegible signatures]; James Smith, Kent County Clerk.

1714/06/12

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey

Nicholas Massey

Johnsons Adventure [in Queen Anne's County]

100

IK:A:6

Deed
June 12, 1714: Peter Massey hands over, solely out of love and affection, a 100 acre parcel called Johnson's Adventure (adjacent to land laid out for Symon Willmore) to Nicholas Massey.  Witnesses: Nicholas Bonds, John Collins, and James Wilson, Senior; Francis Spry, and Bon Bonner.  Acting for the Crown: John Salter and John Whittington.

1717/02/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey

Nathaniel Hynson

Partnership

1,000

BC:1:283

Deed

February 25, 1717 (recorded June 16, 1718): Col. Nathaniel Hynson, gentleman, of Kent County in Maryland for 12 pounds buys a 1,000 acre portion of a 3,000 acre tract called Partnership from Peter Massey and wife Sarah, daughter of Daniel Toas, Sr.  Courses: Beginning at a marked hickory tree standing on the South West side of a plantation situate on the said land and running from the said tree North West three hundred and thirty one perches from thence North and by East one hundred and fifty seven perches from then [illegible] five hundred and fifty two perches from thence South one hundred and twenty perches from thence South West three hundred and seventy four perches from thence West to the first bounded tree containing one thousand acres.  Witnesses: Edward Cosens, John Williams, and John Blackiston.  Acting for the Crown: James Kerry and Sam. Harris; James Smith, Kent County Clerk.

1717/12/04

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey

John Clark

Partnership

200

BC:1:260

Deed

December 4, 1717 (recorded March 28, 1718): John Clark of Kent County in Maryland buys for 2,000 pounds of tobacco and 10 pounds current money a 200 acre parcel, part of Partnership, from Peter Massey, planter, and wife Sarah (heir to Daniel Toas, mariner). Courses: Beginning at a bounded oak standing South seventy three perches from a bounded hickory. The aforesaid hickory is the Eastern most bounded tree of that two hundred acres of land formerly sold by the said Peter and Sarah to the said Clark and running from the aforesaid bounded oak South sixty nine perches, bounding on the South by a line drawn West four hundred sixty four perches, thence running North and by East seventy one perches and a half until it intersects the first two hundred acres bounding on the North and by East by a line East with the said intersection unto the aforesaid oak, containing and laid out for two hundred acres. Acting for the Crown: William Comegys and John March; James Smith, Kent County Clerk. Witnesses: Samuel Parsons and William Burke.

1718/03/17

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey

Edward Holaday

Masseys Venture

100

JS:W:24

Deed

March 17, 1718: Peter Massey, planter of Kent County in Maryland, sells, for 3,000 pounds of tobacco, to Edward Holaday, also planter of Kent County, a 100 acre portion of the tract called Massey's Venture, lying in Kent County and enclosed within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a bounded white oak being the Easternmost bounded tree of the tract called Well Meaning and the beginning tree of Massey's Venture, and running thence North sixty five degrees West two hundred and twelve perches, thence North East seventy seven perches, thence South sixty five degrees East two hundred and twelve perches, thence to the aforesaid bounded white oak, lying in Kent County near the Cypress Branch, containing one hundred acres. Witnesses: Samuel Lawrramore and Samuel Wallis and Justices of the Peace John March and M. Tilden; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1718/08/27

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Comegys


Little Forest

100


Patent

August 27, 1718: Little Forrest, William Comegys, 100 Acres.

Images can be seen here.

1719/03/16

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey and Nicholas Massey

division

Masseys Venture

100 & 100

JS:W:25

Agreement
March 16, 1718 (recorded May 8, 1719): Nicholas Massey, Jr. and Peter Massey (brothers) divide the 200 acres of Massey's Venture into two parts: The aforesaid Peter Massey to have that part next adjoining the plantation where he now lives, the courses of which are: Beginning at a bounded white oak, being the Easternmost bounded tree of a tract called Well Meaning and the beginning tree of Massey's Venture and running from the said tree North sixty five degrees West two hundred and twelve perches, thence North East seventy seven perches, thence South sixty five degrees East two hundred and twelve perches, thence to the aforesaid bounded tree, containing one hundred acres; and the said Nicholas Massey to have the remaining part of Massey's Venture lying on the East side next adjoining a tract belonging unto the said Nicholas Massey called The Exchange. Witnesses: Samuel Lawrramore and Samuel Wallis and Justices of the Peace John March and M. Tilden; James Smith is Kent County clerk.
1719/08/06

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey and Nicholas Massey


Masseys Venture

200

PL:4:382

Patent
August 6, 1719: Peter Massey and Nicholas Massey of Kent County in Maryland patent a 200 acre parcel called Massey's Venture. Courses: Beginning at a bounded white oak standing near the aforesaid branch and on the West side of a small branch flowing out of said Cypress Branch it being the uppermost bounded tree of a parcel of land called Well Meaning and running from the said oak North sixty five degrees West two hundred and twelve perches thence North East one hundred and twenty four perches thence South sixty five degrees East one hundred and twelve perches thence with a straight line to the first bounded tree containing and now laid out for two hundred acres. Acting for the Crown: John Hart. Images can be seen hereCertificate - FF:7:247; Patent - FF:7:247; Patent - PL:4:382

1720/07/21

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Nicholas Massey


The Exchange

100

PL:4:406

Patent

July 21, 1720: Nicholas Massey's patent of The Exchange, a 100 acre tract in Kent County, Maryland. Courses: 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. Acting for the Crown: William Holland. Images can be seen here.

1720/10/02

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Brocklesby

Samuel Massey

Delphi; and [not stated]

700; 1,000

JS:W:99

Lease

October 2, 1710: Samuel Massey, merchant of the City of Cork, leases for 5/- and one Peppercorn annually from Thomas Brocklesby, gentleman of the City of Cork, all of two plantations, one called Delphi in Baltimore County, containing 700 acres, and the other in Cecil County containing a 1,000 acres, formerly held and occupied by James Kendall, mariner. Witnesses: John Knight, Ro[b]ert Follen, Nathaniel Griffiths, Mirby Hurd, and Thomas Wight and Justice of the Peace of Philadelphia Nathan Stanbury and Kent County Justices of the Peace Roger Mathews and Ira Dallahide; also Justices of the Peace M. Tilden and John March; James Smith is Kent County clerk.  James Smith says this is recorded in Baltimore County's Liber IS NA, Folio 564 [not found - GL,III, ed.]

1721/11/16

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Sarah Massey

Henry Evans

Bright Helmstone

1,000

JS:W:224

Deed

November 16, 1721 (recorded May 8, 1722): Tripartite indenture between Sarah Massey (widow of Samuel Massey, deceased tallow chandler, of Philadelphia, and represented by James Harris, Esquire), Simon Williams (gentleman of Philadelphia), and Henry Evans (merchant of Philadelphia).  Land parcel: Bright Helmstone in Kent County, 1,000 acres. One-third willed by Samuel Massey to wife Sarah, the other two-thirds going to their children Sarah, Daniel, Wight, Elizabeth and Mary Massey.  Simon Williams acting as trustee-arbiter to oversee the dividing of the lands between the heirs.  Sarah sells all 1,000 acres for 100 pounds to Henry Evans.  The parcel originally was patented by James Kendall of Bright Hemston in England, which he left to his wife Elizabeth Kendall and their daughter Elizabeth (who later died); Elizabeth (nee Brocklesby) the mother willed the land to her brother Edward Brocklesby, who in turn willed it to his brother Thomas Brocklesby, who sold it to Samuel Massey in October 1710 (Baltimore County, Liber No.JS, Folio 62).  Witneses: Gilbert Falconar, [illegible], Charles Brockden, [illegible] Evans, and [illegible] Ellis. Courses: Beginning at a corner marked pick hickory standing on the south side of Choplank Road near the head of a branch belonging to Sassafras River called the Mill Branch and running from the said tree South East four hundred perches then with a line drawn North East four hundred perches and from thence with a line drawn North West four hundred perches and from thence with a line drawn to the aforementioned pick hickory containing and laid out for one thousand acres. Acting for the Crown: John March and Simon Wilmer, Justices of the Peace for Kent County; James Smith, Kent County Clerk.

1723/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Phillip Holleager


Part of the Rich Levell

316


Patent

1723: Rich Levell (The) Part of, Phillip Holleager, 316 Acres.

Certificate - IL:A:102; Patent - PL:5:349


1723/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Lambert Wilmer


Part of the Rich Levell

306


Patent

1723: Rich Levell (The) Part of, Lambert Wilmer, 306 Acres.

Certificate - IL:A:100; Patent - PL:5:345


1723/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Augustine Boyer


Part of the Rich Levell

273


Patent

1723: Rich Levell (The) Part of, Augustine Boyer, 273 Acres.

Certificate - IL:A:101; Patent - PL:5:347


1723/05/02

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Stephen Miers


Miers Chance

100


Patent

May 2, 1723: Miers Chance, Stephen Miers, 100 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate - IL:A:89; Patent - PL:5:382

1723/09/10

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Heyden


Rumford

123


Patent

September 10, 1723: Rumford, John Heyden, 123 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate FF:7:394; Patent - PL:5:485

1725/05/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Gilbert Falconar


The Hope

210


Patent

May 20, 1725: Hope, Gilbert Falconer (Falconar), 210 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate - IL:A:504; Patent - PL:6:42

1726/11/24

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Hynson Wright & wife Mary

James Massey

Friendship

100

IK:C:89

Deed
November 24, 1726: James Massey, planter, for 5,500 pounds of tobacco buys a 100 acre portion of a tract of land called Friendship from Thomas Hynson Wright and wife Mary. 
Witnesses: Augustus Thompson and Humphrey Wells. Acting for the Crown: Augustus Thompson and Humphrey Wells.

1727/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Edward Mitchell


Mitchells Chance

300


Patent

1727: Mitchells Chance, Edward Mitchell, 300 Acres.

Certificate - IL:A:121; Patent - PL:6:550

1729/03/30

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Toers (Toas)

John Webb

New Town

200

JS:X:432

Deed

March [30], 1729: Daniel Toers (Toas) of [illegible] County sells for £3 to John Webb of Kent County in the Province of Maryland, all that part of the tract called New Town, lying in Kent County on the North side of Chester River and contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a bound white oak standing on the South side of the Dead Branch, one of the branches at the head of Chester River, and running thence West down the said branch two hundred perches, thence South and by East one hundred sixty two perches, then East two hundred perches, thence [with a straight line] to the first bounded white oak, containing two hundred acres. Witnesses: George Pearce and Peter Massey; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1731/08/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey

Christopher Williams

Lower Foards

200

RT:A:69

Deed
August 14, 1731: Christopher Williams of Kent County in Maryland for 7 pounds buys a 200 acre tract of land called Lower Foards (adjoining land owned by Gilbert Falconar and adjacent to Rings End that was owned by Thomas Collins) from Daniel Massey.  Witnesses: Gideon Pearce, Peter Massey, and John Johnson.

1730/08/31

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Comegies


Fairfield

60


Patent

August 31, 1730: Fairfield, William Comegies (Comegys), 60 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate - IL:B:433; Patent (Peter Cole) - PL:7:547

1731/08/19

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Whaley


Whaleys Adventure

100


Patent

August 19, 1731: Whaleys Adventure, Daniel Whaley, 100 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate - IL:B:459; Patent - PL:8:210

1731/10/06

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Simon Wilmer and wife Dorcus

Henry Cully and wife Christian

town lot

[not stated]

JW:16:148
Not Found

Deed

October 6, 1731: Henry Cully and wife Christian of Chestertown in Maryland, buy for £15 a parcel, part of Lott 43 and all of Lott No. 44, extending from Cross Street to Club Lane to the Free School of Kent County in Chestertown, from Simon Wilmore, gentleman of Kent County and wife Dorcus. Acting for the Crown: Witnesses Charles Hynson and Henry Evans, Justices of the Peace for Kent County, and James Smith, Kent County clerk.

1732/04/06

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Edward Harris


Snow Hill

42


Patent

April 6, 1732: Snow Hill, Edward Harris, 42 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate - AM:1:263; Patent - PL:8:265

1732/07/15

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Christopher Hall


Christophers Beginning

43


Patent

July 15, 1732: Christophers Beginning, Christopher Hall, 43 Acres.

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Certificate - AM:1:118; Patent - PL:8:500

1732/08/09

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John McDowgal


McDowgals Chance

50


Patent

August 9, 1732: McDowgalls (McDugils) Chance, John McDowgall, 50 Acres.

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Certificate - AM:1:64; Patent - PL:8:531

1732/10/16

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

George Murfett


Murfetts Chance

61


Patent

October 16, 1732: Murfetts Chance, George Morfett, 61 Acres.

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1732/12/15

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Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

John Fielden


The Exchange

100


Certificate

December 15, 1732: Exchange, John Fielden, 100 acres.

Unpatented Certificate Images can be seen here.

1734/06/10

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Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Gideon Pearce


Pearces Meadows

200


Patent

June 10, 1734: Pearces Meadow(s), Gideon Pearce, 200 Acres.

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Certificate - EI:3:158; Patent - EI:4:273

1734/06/10

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

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Gideon Pearce


Forrest

900


Patent

June 10, 1734: Forrest, Gideon Pearce, 900 Acres.

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1735/05/12

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey and wife Mary

Thomas Massey

Partnership

100

JS:18:145

Deed

May 12, 1735: Thomas Massey, planter, for the price of £30 buys from Daniel Massey, carpenter, and wife Mary, the 100 acre parcel, Partnership, located in Kent County.  Acting for the Crown: James Harris and witnesses George Skirvan and Gideon Pearce, Justices of the Peace; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1735/07/24

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Hynson Wright and wife Mary
James Massey
Friendship [in Queen Anne's County]
120
RT:A:419
Deed
July 24, 1735: James Massey, planter, for the price of 5,500 pounds of leaf tobacco, buys from Thomas Hynson Wright and wife Mary a 120 acre tract called Friendship, located along the Unicorn Branch in Queen Anne's County.  Witnesses: Humphrey Wells and Charles Downes.  Acting for the Crown: Mssrs. Wells & Downes and [even] T.H. Wright.

1737/01/06

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

[unknown]

Thomas Witherspoon

Town lot

[not stated]

JS:22:10

Alienation fine

January 6, 1737: Received of Thomas Witherspoon the sum of 1p sterling being for an alienation fine for the within mentioned lot, for the use of the Lord proprietary - by James Harris, recorded January 29, 1737, by James Smith, Kent County clerk. [Note: the rest of this deed is nowhere to be found, and Liber JS No.18, Folio 394 was a later deed, for which this record would have foretold the future - GL,III,ed.]

1737/05/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Gideon Pearce and wife Ann

Thomas Witherspoon

Lot No.95

[not stated]

JS:18:394

Deed

May 14, 1737: Thomas Witherspoon, skinner of Kent County in Maryland, buys for £10 from Gideon Pearce, farmer, and wife Ann, also of Kent County, Lot No.95 in the designed town, Georgetown, along the Sassafras River.  Acting for the Crown: witnesses Jervis Spencer and Thomas Hynson, Justices of the Peace; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1737/06/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Hynson Wright & wife Mary
James Massey
Friendship
65
RT:B:32
Deed
June 28, 1737: James Massey, planter, for the sum of 2,700 pounds of tobacco and 16 pounds current money of Maryland buys a 65 acre portion of Friendship (in Queen Anne's County) lying adjacent to land sold by Richard Tilghman to Francis Spry, from Thomas Hynson Wright and wife Mary.  Witnesses: Augustus Thompson and Humphrey Wells; acting for the Crown: Augustus Thompson, Humphrey Wells, and Richard Tilghman Junior.
1738/05/30

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Robert Newcomb, Wolmon Gibson, Richard Gibson, John Craslick, John Writon & John Lockerman


Resurvey of Angels Rest

1312


Certificate
May 30, 1738: Resurvey Of Angells Rest, Robert Newcomb, Wolmon Gibson, Richard Gibson, John Craslick, John Wrighton, and John Lockerman, 1312 Acres.

1740/01/03

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Grantee

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Acreage

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Henry Cully and wife Christian

Samuel Massey

Town Lots 43& 44

[not stated]

JS:23:124

Deed

January 3, 1740: Samuel Massey buys for £720 from Henry Cully, gentleman and wife Christian of Kent County in Maryland, a town lot in Chestertown which Simon Wilmer of Kent County sold on October 6, 1731 unto Henry Cully and wife Christian, it being part of Lott 43 and all of Lott No. 44, extending from Cross Street to Club Lane to the Free School of Kent County in Chestertown (See Liber JS No.16, Folio 148).  Acting for the Crown: Charles Hynson, James Harris, and Justices of the Peace John Robinson and Thomas Williams acting as witnesses; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1740/01/20

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Henry Cully and wife Christian

town lot

[not stated]

JS:23:191

Mortgage Deed

January 20, 1740: Samuel Massey and wife Sarah of Kent County in Maryland mortgage, with three payments of £240, each due on December 20 in the three coming years 1743 through 1745, unto Henry Cully and wife Christian, a town lot in Chestertown, it being part of Lott 43 and all of Lott No. 44, extending from Cross Street to Club Lane to the Free School of Kent County. Samuel Massey & his wife Christian are to have full and free use of the property so long as their agreed-upon payments are made to the Cullys. Acting for the Crown: John Robinson and Justices of the Peace John Brown and Thomas Williams acting as witnesses; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1740/08/12

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Grantee

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George Wilson


Angels Lot Resurveyed

1045


Patent

August 12, 1740: Augells (Angels) Lot Resurveyed, George Wilson & Simon Wilmer, 1045 Acres.

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Certificate - LG:C:146; Patent - LG:B:140

1740/10/16

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Henry Cully and wife Christian

Samuel Massey

town lot

[not stated]

JS:23:116

Deed

October 16, 1740: Samuel Massey, hatter, buys for £480 from Henry Cully, gentleman, and wife Christian of Kent County in Maryland, a town lot in Chestertown which Simon Wilmer of Kent County sold on October 6, 1731 unto Henry Cully and wife Christian, it being part of Lott 43 and all of Lott No. 44, extending from Cross Street to Club Lane to the Free School of Kent County in Chestertown (See Liber JS No.16, Folio 148).  Acting for the Crown: Mr. Hynson, James Harris, and Justices of the Peace Jno. Robinson and Thomas Williams acting as witnesses; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1741/10/07

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Grantee

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Nicholas Massey


The Slippe Alongside Masseys Venture

25

EI:6:359

Patent
October 7, 1741: Nicholas Massey patents a 25 acre parcel called The Slipe Alongside Massey's Venture (i.e., adjoining Massey's Venture) and pays Peter Massey 40 shillings for Peter's share of the parcel. The petition was initiated by both Nicholas and Peter Massey to make use of vacant land that they had discovered between their properties, Massey's Venture and Johanne's Lott, respectively. Courses: Beginning at a bounded hickory standing at the end of the East line of a parcel of land now in possession of the said Nicholas Massey called Massey's Venture lying in Kent County aforesaid near the side of the branch that issues out of Chester River and running from said hickory South sixty degrees East thirty eight perches then South sixteen degrees West forty eight perches thence South one hundred and forty perches then East twenty perches thence South twenty four degrees West thirty two perches then North sixty six degrees West sixty two perches then North East fifty eight perches then by a straight line to the beginning, containing and now laid out for twenty five acres. Acting for the Crown: Samuel Ogle, Chancellor; and Benjamin Tasker, Esquire, Receiver General.

1742/01/01

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Grantee

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George Vansant

David Witherspoon



JS:?:26



Not found in JS:N:26, JS:W:26, JS:X:26, JS:24:26 or JS:25:26.

1742/08/30

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Grantee

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Henry Knock


Chesterfield Resurveyed

570


Patent

August 30, 1742: Chesterfield Resurveyed, Henry Knock, 570 Acres.

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Certificate - LG:C:371; Patent - EI:6:669

1742/12/17

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Henry Cully and wife Christian

Lots No.'s 43 & 44

[not stated]

JS:24:81

Deed

December 17, 1742: Samuel Massey, inholder, and wife Sarah of Kent County complete the transfer of the town lot in Chestertown, it being part of Lott 43 and all of Lott No. 44, extending from Cross Street to Club Lane to the Free School of Kent County, upon receipt of a final payment of £440 from Henry Cully and wife Christian, of Chestertown.  Acting for the Crown: James Harris and witnesses, Justices of the Peace Ebenezer Blackiston and Bedingfield Hands; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1742/12/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Henry Cully and wife Christian

Lots No.'s 43 & 44

[not stated]

JS:24:86

Mortgage Deed to Collateralize a Debt

December 17, 1742: After a court battle over payments adding up to £1,160 and 1,000 pounds of tobacco, and for additional payments, Samuel Massey and Sarah his wife finally execute an indenture mortgaging the town lot in Chestertown, it being part of Lott 43 and all of Lott No. 44, extending from Cross Street to Club Lane to the Free School of Kent County, to Henry Cully and wife Christian of Queen Anne's County. Samuel Massey and his wife Sarah can freely occupy the premises so long as their indebtedness is discharged in a timely fashion. Acting for the Crown: James Harris and witnesses, Justices of the Peace Ebenezer Blackiston and Bedingfield Hands; James Smith is Kent County clerk. 

1743/01/01

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Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Samuel Massey


Jerman Point

9


Certificate

1743: Jerman (Jormaine ?) Point, Samuel Massey, 9 Acres.

Certificate - LG:C:296

1743/07/18

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

John Milbourne

Lot No. 43

[not stated]

JS:24:415

Deed

July 18, 1743: Samuel Massey, hatter, and wife Sarah of Chestertown in Kent County, Maryland, sell for ten thousand pounds of tobacco and and six hundred and twenty five bushels of wheat unto John Milbourne a parcel consisting of Lot No.43 in Chestertown. Courses: Beginning at the South West corner of a brick house standing on the same lot on Cross Street and running from thence with the said street North East seventy eight feet, thence North West seventy eight feet, thence South West seventy eight feet and from thence South West to the aforesaid street and place of beginning.  Acting for the Crown: James Harris and Justices of the Peace for Kent County, Charles Hynson and Bedingfield Hands.  Witnesses: Mssrs. Calder and Nichols.

1743/08/15

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Woodland


Neglect

55


Patent

August 15, 1743: Neglect, William Woodland, 55 Acres.

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1744/01/29

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

John Milbourne

Lot No. 44

[not stated]

JS:25:214

Deed

January 29, 1744: Samuel Massey sells, for the sum of fifty thousand pounds of tobacco, Lot No.44, fronting on Cross Street in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, and bounded on the westward by the alley leading from Cross Street to Club Lane, on the northward by the line of the Free School land, on the eastward by the easternmost bounds of the said Lot No. 44 and to the southward by Cross Street.  Acting for the Crown and as witnesses: Justices of the Peace, Bedingfield Hands and John Williamson; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1744/03/08

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Stevenson

Samuel Massey

Lot No.67

[not stated]

JS:25:210

Deed

March 8, 1744: Samuel Massey, hatter of Chestertown in Kent County, buys for £40, 18/-, 7p. from William Stevenson, heir and brother of the late John Stevenson, weaver, of Chestertown, the two-thirds parts of Lott 67 in Chestertown in three equal parts to be divided, being the Northmost two thirds parts of the lot and all that remains thereof over and above the third part thereof heretofore sold and conveyed by the same William to William Crane and divided therefrom by a line running North East for the length of the same lot. Acting for the Crown and as witnesses: Justices of the Peace Charles Hynson and Bedingfield Hands; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1745/03/03

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey, Sr. and wife Jane, et al.
Peter Massey, Jr.
Johnsons Adventure with Masseys Hazard [in Queen Anne's County]
140
RT:C:137
Deed
March 3, 1745: Peter Massey, Jr. of Kent County in Maryland for 6,200 pounds of tobacco buys a 140 acre tract of land called Johnson's Adventure with Massey's Hazard from Peter Massey, Sr. planter, and wife Jane (Jean), Nicholas Massey, planter, and wife Katherine, and James Massey and wife Rachel.  Witnesses: James Brown, and H. Wells, Jr.  Acting for the Crown: [illegible] Tilghman.

1745/12/08

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Mary Clay

Samuel Massey

Lot No.18

[not stated]

JS:25:338

Deed

December 8, 1745: Samuel Massey of Chestertown in Kent County, Maryland, buys for £60 from Mary Clay, widow, also of Kent County, Lot No.18 in Chestertown that she inherited from her father.  Acting for the Crown: Witnesses, Justices of the Peace John Brown and John Williamson; George Garnett; and James Smith as Kent County clerk.

1747/06/15

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey, John Howard & William Crane


Canada

1120


Patent
June 15, 1747: Canada, Samuel Massey, John Howard, and William Crane, 1120 Acre.

1747/10/09

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Peregrine Browne

Jormaine Point

6

JS:26:68

Deed

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.

1747/11/10

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Zorobabel French


French's Lott

22


Patent

November 10, 1747: French's Lott, Zorababul (Zorobabel) French, 22 Acres.

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Certificate - TI:1:154; Patent - LG:C:596

1747/11/25

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Henry Knock


Knocks Range

70


Patent

November 25, 1747: Knocks Range, Henry Knock.

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1748/06/27

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Smithers


Smithers Part of Addition and Rumford Resurveyed

188


Patent

June 27, 1748: Smithers Part Of Addition and Rumford Resurveyed, William Smithers, 188 Acres.
1748/06/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey
John Seegar
Johnsons Adventure
100
RT:C:326
Deed
June 28, 1748: John Seegar, mariner, of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 55 pounds buys a 100 acre tract of land called Johnson's Adventure from Peter Massey, carpenter, and wife Mary.  Witnesses: James Brown, and H. Wells, Jr.  Acting for the Crown: Al. Tilghman.

1749/02/06

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Thomas Ringgold, Esq.

Lot No. 18

[not stated]

JS:26:282

Deed

Folio page 283 needs to be rescanned. February 6, 1749: Samuel Massey, merchant, of Chestertown in Maryland, sells Lott No.18 for £500GB to Thomas Ringgold, Esquire, also of Chestertown in Kent County.  Lot No.18 (formerly devised to Mary Clay (formerly Maryll Wilmer) by her father Simon Wilmer) lies next to High Street and the Main Wharf (called the Town Wharf) on the South West side of High Street. Acting for the Crown: George Garnett and Justices of the Peace Bedingfield Hands and W. Hynson; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1749/08/12

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Wright

Peter Massey

The Forest

25

JS:26:254

Deed

August 12, 1749 (recorded October 24, 1749): Peter Massey of Kent County in Maryland for 3,000 pounds of tobacco buys a 25 acre  parcel called The Forest from John Wright and wife Nollar.  Witnesses: Jervis Spencer and S. Wilmer; recorded by James Smith, Kent County Clerk.  Acting for the Crown: George Garnett.

1749/08/16

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Notley Wright Massey & John Wright

division

The Forrest

440

JS:26:241

Deed
August 16, 1749: Solomon Wright of Queen Anne's County in Maryland bequeathed the 440 acre tract called The Forrest to his sons Solomon Wright, Junior, (John Wright being son and heir of Solomon) and Charles Wright (Notley Wright Massey being daughter and heiress of Charles). In this division, John and Notley agree to divide The Forrest accordingly: Beginning at the end of seventy six perches from the beginning tree of The Forrest, upon the first line from thence North fifty four degrees East fifty eight perches, then North fourteen perches, then North fifty four degrees east sixty perches, then North four degrees West until it intersects the East by North line of The Forrest, which line divides The Forrest into two parts, the westernmost to be the property of John Wright, and the easternmost to go to Notley Wright (Massey).  Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace S. Wilmer and Jervis Spencer; witnesses: Mr. Spencer and William Haley; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1749/10/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Crane and wife Grace

Samuel Massey

Cannada

1,120/3

JS:26:257

Deed

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, B. Hands and Jno. Williamson, acting as witnesses; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1751/03/25

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Bordley


Bordleys Gift

525


Patent

March 25, 1751: Bordleys Gift, John Bordley, 525 Acres.

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Certificate (Beale Bordley) - BY&GS:5:229; Patent (John Bordley) - TI:4:472

1751/10/29

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey

Daniel Clark

town lot

[not stated]

JS:27:66

Deed

October 29, 1751 (recorded November 11, 1751): Samuel Massey, inholder, of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 90 pounds buys a quarter part of Plot 40 in Chestertown, said plot being the part sold to Daniel Clark (the seller, working as a hatter) and wife Elizabeth by his father George Clark.  Witness: Charles Scott, Bedingfield Hands and Lycos. Skirven.  Acting for the Crown: George Garnett; James Smith, Kent County Clerk.

1752/01/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Jonathan Leatherberry

Lot No. 60

[not stated]

JS:27:87

Deed

January 18, 1752: Samuel Massey, inholder, of Queen Anne's County in Maryland sells for £100 a quarter part of Lott No.60 (formerly sold by George Clark to his son Daniel Clark) to Jonathan Leatherberry, bricklayer, of Kent County. Acting for the Crown: George Garnett and Justices of the Peace Jacob Jones and Charles Scott; James Smith is Kent County Clerk.

1752/06/04

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Hugh Morrison

Lot No. 67

[not stated]

JS:27:175

Deed

June 4, 1752: Samuel Massey, hatter, of Chestertown in Kent County Maryland sells for £30 to Hugh Morrison, tailor of Kent County, the two-thirds parts of Lott 67 in Chestertown in three equal parts to be divided, being the northernmost two thirds parts of the lot and all that remains thereof over and above the third part thereof heretofore sold and conveyed by William Stevenson to William Crane and divided therefrom by a line running North East for the length of the same lot. Acting for the Crown: George Garnett and Justices of the Peace Bedingfield Hands and T. Bordley; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1752/06/06

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

John Cox

Cannada

551

JS:27:215

Deed

June 6, 1752: Samuel Massey, merchant, of Kings Town in Queen Anne's County, Maryland sells for £350 a 551 acre part of the tract called Cannada to John Cox, farmer, of Cecil County in Maryland.  Cannada lies between the Cypress Branch and Dead Branch in Kent County: Beginning in the third line of the original tract of Cannada and at the end of the first line of John Howard's part thereof, and running thence South fifty four degrees West forty eight perches, then West two hundred perches, then South seventy perches, then West by North forty perches, then North one hundred and twenty two perches, then West by North one hundred perches, then South one hundred perches, then East ten perches, then South twenty seven perches, then East by North two hundred and sixty five perches, then East North East one hundred and forty perches, then North one hundred and twenty perches, then South East one hundred perches, then North seventy degrees East three hundred and seventy eight perches to John Howard's part of said tract, thence with a straight line to the beginning. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace Bedingfield Hands and T. Bordley; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1752/07/02

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Henry Knock


Andover Resurveyed

145


Patent

July 2, 1752: Andover Resurveyed, Henry Knock, 145 Acres.

Images can be found here.

1753/01/16

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey


London Bridge Renewed

710


Patent

January 1, 1753: London Bridge Renewed, Daniel Massey, 710 Acres.

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1753/08/10

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Rubard Johnson & Philip Brooks


Out Range

145


Patent

August 10, 1753: Out Range, Rubard Johnson and Philip Brooks, 145 Acres.

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Certificate - BC&GS:1:289; Patent - Y&S:8:410


1753/08/10

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Luke Myers


Myers Luck

200


Patent

August 10, 1753: Myers Luck, Luke Myers, 200 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate - GS:1:174; Patent - Y&S:8:79

1753/08/11

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Richard Tobbin


Tobbins Lott

77


Patent

August 11, 1753: Tobbins Lott, Richard Tobbin, 77 Acres.

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Certificate - BC&GS:1:287; Patent - Y&S:6:362

1753/08/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Wrightson and wife Sarah Wrightson

David Witherspoon

Angels Rest

139.5

JS:27:373

Deed
August 28, 1753: David Witherspoon, gentleman, of Newcastle County buys for £80 10/- from James Wrightson, gentleman, of Talbot County in Maryland a 139.5 acre part of Angels Rest lying between the Sassafras River and Chester River and between the other portions belonging to Jacob Gibson and to John Carslake: Beginning at the end of the North line of John Carslake's part of Angels Rest according to a partition thereof lately made, and running thence North fifty three perches and one quarter of a perch, then West four hundred and twenty perches, then South fifty three perches and one quarter of a perch, thence with a straight line to the beginning. Possible intervention by the heirs of Bryan O'Meally. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace Bedingfield Hands and Charles Scott; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1753/11/16

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Boyer


Phillips Neglect

454


Patent

November 16, 1753: Philips Neglect, William Boyer, 454 Acres.

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1753/11/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey and Abraham Falconar

petition

Partnership

[not stated]

JS:27:347

Commission
November 20, 1753: Daniel Massey of Kent County in Maryland petitions the Court to re-establish the boundaries of Partnership.  Commissioners reviewing the depositions: Nicholas Smith, William Smith, William Comegys, Junior, and Isaac Freeman.  Deponents: John Falconar, age 33, Nathan Massey, age about 30; and Samuel Davis, age 38.  Acting for the Crown: Bedingfield Hands, Chief Justice, Justice of the Peace Jacob Jones, and James Smith, Kent County Clerk.

1753/12/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Price and wife Sarah

David Witherspoon

Angels Rest

319

JS:27:369

Deed

December 20, 1753: David Witherspoon of Newcastle County buys a 319 acre portion of Angels Rest for £200 from William Price, joiner, initially of Talbot County but lately of Dorchester County in Maryland.  Courses: Beginning at the end of the second line of Angels Rest and running thence East four hundred and twenty perches, then North one hundred and twenty perches, then West four hundred and twenty perches, and then with a straight line to the beginning. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace Bedingfield Hands and C. Whichcote; also Sam. Toney and W. Hynson; acting as witnesses: James Tilghman and John Williamson; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1754/08/08

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Daniel Massey


London Bridge Renewed

710


Patent

August 8, 1754: London Bridge Renewed, Daniel Massey, 710 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate - BC&GS:1:284; Patent - BY&GS:4:592

1755/01/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Massey

William Wilshire

Neglect

55

JS:28:112

Deed

January 20, 1755 (Recorded May 10, 1755): John Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland and wife Sarah Usher Massey, granddaughter of Thomas Usher and cousin and heir of John Usher, sell for £55 a 55 acre tract called Neglect to William Wilshire, also a planter, of Kent County.  Witnesses acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace, Joseph Williamson and William Ringgold; James Smith is Kent County clerk.

1755/03/21

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Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

David Witherspoon & wife Hester Witherspoon

Daniel Massey

Angels Rest

80

JS:28:93

Deed
March 21, 1755: Daniel Massey, inholder, of Kent County in Maryland buys for £258 2/- 6p an 80 acre portion of Angels Rest from David Witherspoon, Esquire, of New Castle County upon Delaware.  Courses: Beginning at the end of the third line of the original tract and running from thence North one hundred and twenty two perches, then West fifty six perches to the great road leading from the head of Sassafras River to the head of Chester River, then South thirty degrees West with said road sixty perches, then West forty six perches, then South seventy perches to the third line of the whole original [tract] then running East to the beginning (adjacent to and including a portion of Partnership, and perhaps to be disputed by Bryant Amoly). Witnesses: J. Wilmer, Nicholas Smith.  Acting for the Crown: Joseph Nicholson; James Smith, Kent County Clerk.

1756/04/26

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Thomas Massey

John Cades and wife Margaret

Whaleys Adventure

100

JS:28:242

Bill of Sale

April 26, 1756: Thomas Massey sells for a legally enforeable 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.

1756/06/05

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Dennis Dulany


Remains of My Lords Gracious Grant

6920


Patent

June 5, 1756: Remains of His (My) Lordship's Gracious Grant, Dennis Dulany, 6920 Acres.

Original Certificate Images can be seen here.
Patent Images can be seen here.

1756/09/29

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Grantee

Parcel

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Type

George Morfett


Morfetts Lott

80


Patent

September 29, 1756: Morfetts Lott, George Morfett, 80 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate - BC&GS:5:261; Patent - BC&GS:6:176

1756/11/30

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elizabeth Regrave


Fork

253


Certificate

November 30, 1756: Fork, Elizabeth Regrave, 253 Acres.

Unpatented Certificate Images can be seen here.

1758/06/09

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey

Henry Clarke

London Bridge Renewed

50

JS:29:1

Deed

June 9, 1758: Henry Clark, planter, of Kent County in Maryland buys for 20 pounds (paid to Peter Massey, father of Daniel) a 50 acre parcel called London Bridge (Renewed) from Daniel Massey and wife Mary. Courses: Beginning at the North East corner of said land and being the North corner of the land formerly called London Bridge and running from thence South West fifty two perches than North West one hundred and forty four perches then North East fifty two perches then to East one hundred forty four perches to the first place of beginning, containing and now laid out for fifty acres. Witnesses: J. Wilmer, Nicholas Smith.  Acting for the Crown: Joseph Nicholson; James Smith, Kent County Clerk.

1759/02/02

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Jacob Linegar

Daniel Massey

Spring Garden; Angels Lott

106

JS:29:60

Deed

February 2, 1759: Daniel Massey, inholder, of Kent County in Maryland for 143 pounds, 5 shillings buys a 106 acre total of parts of two tracts of land, one being a part of Spring Garden (formerly sold by Gideon Pearce to George Linegar, , father of the present Jacob Linegar, and adjacent to Partnership) the other a part of Angel's Lott (formerly sold by Simon Wilmer to George Linegar) from Jacob Linegar and wife Grace.  Notations: Sarah Linegar, mother of Jacob Linegar, retains her dower rights during her natural life; and the chapel standing on 2 acres of the land is not included in the sale; Ann Howerly retains ownership of eight acres; and land bequeathed by George Linegar to Elizabeth Williams is also excepted.  Possible interference with Dennis Dulany's land, called Gracious Gift or Gracious Grant. Courses: Beginning for the land bargained and hereby sold premises at a red oak tree being the beginning tree of the tract of land called Spring Garden and running East thirty two perches till it is clear of a tract of land called Partnership and then beginning for the hereby granted and sold premises and continuing East two hundred and fifteen  perches then North forty eight perches than West till it comes to Angels Lott before mentioned then running North [illegible] perches than West ninety six perches thence South ninety perches to Spring Garden then with Spring Garden and continuing with the original line of the same to the [illegible] called Partnership and continuing with Partnership to the first line line of Spring Garden and to the place of beginning. Acting for the Crown: Nicholas Smith, William Rasin; and Joseph Nicholson; James Smith, Kent County Clerk.
1759/05/26

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Bordley & wife Isabella
Luke Myers
Bordley's Gift
85.5
JS:29:134
Deed
May 26, 1759: John Bordley, merchant of Kent County, sells for £60 to Luke Myers an 85-1/2 acre portion of the tract of land called Bordley's Gift, described by the following metes and boundsBeginning at the end of the sixth course of the whole tract and running thence South forty two perches to the running water of the said Cypress Branch then running down by and with the main run of that branch the several courses and distances following: Beginning at the end of the sixth course of the whole tract and running thence South forty two perches to the running water of the said Cypress Branch and running down by and with the main run of that branch the several courses and distances following: South seventy degrees West six perches thence South thirty six degrees East six perches thence South ten degrees East six perches thence South thirty nine degrees West twelve perches then West six perches then South seventy degrees West six perches then South twelve degrees West twelve perches then South twenty three degrees East thirty six perches to intersect the North West line of the aforesaid tract of land then Northwest two hundred ninety two perches then North sixty degrees East seventy five perches then South West sixty perches thence with a straight line to the beginning containing and now laid out for eighty five acres and one-half acre of land. Acting for the Crown: Justice of the Peace Bedingfield Hands and John Porter acting as witnesses, John Nicholson, and James Smith, Kent County Clerk.

1760/11/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Luke Myers & wife Elizabeth

Thomas Massey

Myers Luck

21.5

JS:29:300

Deed

November 1, 1760: Thomas Massey, planter of Kent County in the Province of Maryland, buys for £19 7/- from Luke Myers (Miers), also planter of Kent County, a part of the tract called Mier's (Myers) Luck that is enclosed within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a large stone at the corner of Don Dulany's land, and also a corner of said Thomas Massey's land, and thence running from said stone West South West one hundred and forty perches, from thence North fifty three perches to the land of Elizabeth Bock, from thence East with said Bock's line to the first place of beginning, containing twenty one and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Nicholas Smith and H. Callistor; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk. Acting for the Crown: Joseph Nicholson.

1761/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Heath


Heaths Range, the Second Part Resurveyed

1986


Patent

1761: Heaths Range, The Second Part Resurveyed, James Heath, 1986 Acres.

Certificate - BC&GS:19:201; Patent - BC&GS:15:547


1761/03/31

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey, Sr.

Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected [in Queen Anne's County] 211
BC&GS:14:375
BC&GS:16:271
Patent
March 31, 1761: James Massey, Sr. of Queen Anne's County in Maryland  patents Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, now totaling 211 acres (the sum of 94 acres in Friendship (itself  totaling 500 acres granted to Col. Richard Tilghman) and 39 acres (bought from Thomas Hynson Wright by James Massey) plus 115 acres in adjacent portions).  Survey by Arthur Emery; countersigned for the Crown by Edward Lloyd and H. Sharpe.
1761/05/27

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Dennis Dulany

Elijah Massey

The Remains of My Lords Gracious Grant

90

JS:29:383

Deed
May 27, 1761: Elijah Massey, farmer, of Kent County in Maryland leases for 15 pounds per annum a 90 acre parcel called The Remains of My Lord's Gracious Grant (formerly leased to the late Robert Ormond, and adjacent to John Brogan's land) from Dennis Dulany. Courses: Beginning at a marked hickory by a branch called Black Pudding Branch and running from said hickory South thirty five perches and thence West one hundred and five perches then North one hundred and ten perches thence East one hundred and sixty five perches to John Brogan's land in South to Pudding Branch and down said branch to the first place of beginning, containing ninety acres. Acting for the Crown: William Rasin and James Pearce; Daniel Dulany, clerk.

1761/06/05

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey


Mitchells Chance

[not stated]

JS:29:390

Commission

June 5, 1761: Daniel Massey, Augustine Boyer, James Pearce and George Pearce of Kent County in Maryland are made members of a commission set up to re-establish the boundaries of a tract known as Mitchells Chance.  Depositions were taken from (1) William Sanders, age 55, who provided hearsay evidence from his brother Thomas Sanders, about the activity of one Thomas Jones, and about the adjoining tract, Pryors Neglect; and (2) Abraham Fowler, age 36, who provided similar evidence heard from Jacob Caulk. Daniel Massey and James Pearce signed the commission's opinion that the boundary markers between Mitchells Chance and Pryors Neglect were proven by the two witnesses. Simon Wilmer is Chief Justice of the court; Dennis Delany the Kent County clerk, and William Rasin qualified James Pearce.  Michael Carman produced the two witnesses to the commission.

1762/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Tasker


Bridge Town Common

89


Patent

1762: Bridge Town Common, Benjamin Tasker, 89 Acres.

Certificate - BC&GS:19:200; Patent (Thomas Gilpin) - BC&GS:16:419


1762/05/26
%%%%

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ephraim Vansant and wife Elizabeth

Milcah Massey

Lot 46 in Georgetown

[not stated]

DD:1:68

Deed

May 26, 1762: Milcah Massey, spinster daughter of Daniel Massey, both of Kent County in Maryland, buys for £23 from Ephraim Vansant, also of Kent County, Lott 46 in a tract called Tolchester in Georgetown, Kent County, Maryland, upon the Sassafras River at Ferry Point.  Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace Giles Cooke and James Pearce; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk.

1764/01/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Witherspoon

Robert Dullis

Lot No. 95

[not stated]

DD:1:457

Deed

January 17, 1764: Thomas Witherspoon, son of Thomas Witherspoon, deceased, and executor of the estate of David Witherspoon, also deceased, and Flora Witherspoon, widow of the deceased Thomas, of the Territories of Pennsylvania and Newcastle County, sell for £18 to Robert Dullis, Lott No.95 in Georgetown which the late Thomas Witherspoon bought from Gideon Pearce, also deceased, and where Robert Dullis now lives.  Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace Jno. Eccleston and J.S. Spencer; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk.

1764/02/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey

Thomas Gilpin

London Bridge Renewed

7.5

DD:1:563

Deed

February 18, 1764: Daniel Massey, planter of Kent County in Maryland, sells for £20 a 7-1/2 acre portion plus another 37 acre parcel of London Bridge Renewed  to Thomas Gilpin, also of Kent County. Courses for the larger London Bridge Renewed tract: Beginning at a black oak sapling marked with twelve notches, standing near where a line running North West of the tract called London Bridge Renewed intersects the North side of said Gilpin's mill race that leads the water from his Cypress Dam to his mill, thence South East until it intersects the East side of the said Gilpin's Condemned Land on the East side of the Cypress Branch, being forty perches, thence North seventeen degrees East sixteen perches, thence North eleven degrees East twelve perches, thence North fifty degrees West six perches, thence West four perches, being with the Condemned Land to where it intersects the East side of the mill pond, thence up the mill pond on the East side until it intersects the aforesaid Gilpin's land lot of John Jones, thence North West to the South West corner thereof, thence North East fifty five perches, thence North West to the West side of the mill pond, being twenty eight perches thence [illegible] the pond according to the several courses of the West side thereof until it comes to where the first beginning black oak bears South seventeen degrees West, thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing thirty two acres. And for the smaller parcel: Beginning where the above land intersects the East side of the said Gilpin's little mill pond, thence Northwardly up the East side thereof as far as the pond arises, thence across to the West side thereof, thence down the West side thereof until the first beginning, bears South East, thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing seven and a half acres.  Both parcels now conveyed by Daniel Massey to Thomas Gilpin total thirty nine and one half acres. Acting for the Crown: J. Nicholson and Justices of the Peace James Pearce and John Eccleston; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk.

1764/02/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Gilpin

Daniel Massey

London Bridge Renewed swap for Halls Harbour and Bridge Sound Commons

39.5 for 37

DD:1:490

Deed
February 18, 1764 (recorded March 5, 1764): Thomas Gilpin, merchant of Philadelphia, for the quantity of 39.5 acres of land, part of a tract called London Bridge Renewed, sells to Daniel Massey of Kent County in Maryland all of the 37 acre tract of land called Hall's Harbour and Bridge Sound [Town ?] Commons. Courses: Beginning at a marked sassafras post marked with twelve notches the said post standing where the South East or North West line of said Massey land crosses the East side bounding line of the [illegible] land of aforesaid mill of Thomas Gilpin and running from thence South thirty seven degrees West eighty two perches and South sixty nine [degrees] East forty four perches thence South seventy eight [degrees] East sixteen perches then North sixty two degrees East seventy perches and from thence with a straight line to the first place of beginning, containing and now laid out for thirty seven acres. Testes: James Pearce.  Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace James Pearce and [illegible] Eccleston; Joseph Nicholson; and Dennis Dulany, Kent County Clerk.

1764/08/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joseph Massey and Ebenezer Massey


The Slippe

6.5

BC&GS:20:367

Patent

August 28, 1764: Joseph Massey and Ebenezer Massey patent of The Slippe, a 6.5 acre parcel (formerly owned by Joshua Vansant, deceased) lying adjacent to Massey's Venture and Addition to Fair Dealing, and The Exchange, all in Kent County, Maryland. Courses: Beginning at the end of one perch south from a hickory the beginning of the Slipe along Massey's Venture and running West one hundred and eleven perches then North one perch then West fifty one perches thence South West nine perches and East one hundred and sixty eight perches thence with a straight line to the beginning containing and now laid out for six acres and a half acre. Acting for the Crown: Horatio Sharpe.

1764/09/29

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

George Moffitt


Addition to Flower of the Forrest

120


Patent

September 29, 1764: Addition to the Flower of the Forrest, George Moffitt, 120 Acres.

Images can be found here.
Certificate 1764 - BC&GS:27:145; Patent 1764 - BC&GS:26:15

1764/11/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Barnes

Sarah Massey

Partnership

285

DD:1:15

Deed

November 17, 1764: William Barnes sells for 10/- the 285 acre tract, part of Partnership, to his sisters Sarah Barnes Massey (wife of Nathan Massey, Portsmough, Virginia), Priscilla Barnes Green (wife of Cuthbert Green of Kent County in Maryland), Rebecca Barnes Massey (wife of Joseph Massey of Kent County in Maryland), and Jane Barnes  of Kent County, Maryland. Partnership lies near the head of Chester River in Kent County on the South side of seven hundred acres of land, part of the aforesaid tract sold Nathaniel Hynson, it being that part of the aforesaid tract [that] was sold by Andrew Hamilton to Gilbert Falconar for the quantity of two hundred and eighty five acres of land, which in turn was sold by Abraham Falconar to William Barnes, Senior, who bequeathed it to his son, William Barnes, Junior.  Daniel Massey of Kent County was appointed lawful attorney to complete the sale to the four sisters. John Barnes attested to the validity of William Barnes' signature; further attestations were made by William Steard and Thomas Powell. Acting for the Crown:  Joseph Nicholson and Justices of the Peace William Rasin and Giles Cooke.

1764/12/24

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Palmer


Addition to Cumwhitten

20.25


Patent

December 24, 1764: Addition To Cumwhitten, Benjamin Palmer, 20 1/4 Acres.

Images can be found here.
Certificate 1769 - BC&GS:40:47; Patent 1769 - BC&GS:39:87

1765/01/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

George Vansant

Thomas Witherspoon

Adventure

255

DD:1:643

Deed

January 28, 1765: Thomas Witherspoon of St. George's Hundred, Newcastle County on Delaware, buys for 5/- the 255-acre tract called Adventure in Kent County, Maryland, from George Vansant. Courses: Beginning at the end of one hundred and twenty seven and a half perches on the second line of the whole original tract, and running thence South East one hundred and twenty seven and a half perches, thence North East three hundred and twenty seven and a half perches, thence North West one hundred and twenty seven and a half perches, thence with a straight line to the place of beginning.  Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace James McLachlan and J. Maxwell; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk.

1765/03/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Witherspoon

George Vansant

Adventure

255

DD:2:7

Deed

March 8, 1765: Thomas Witherspoon of St. Georges Hundred, New Castle County on Delaware, sells for 5/- to George Vansant a 255 acre part of the tract called Adventure: Beginning at the beginning tree of the original tract and running thence South West three hundred and twenty perches, then South East one hundred and twenty seven and a half perches, then North East three hundred and twenty perches, thence with a straight line to the beginning. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace James McLachlan and Samuel Thompson; John Nicholson; and Dennis Dulany, Kent County Clerk.  [Note: there is no note about Bryan Omelia in this deed - GL,III,ed.]

1765/06/11

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joseph Massey & Ebenezer Massey


Masseys Venture Resurveyed

254.5


Patent

June 11, 1765: Masseys Venture Resurveyed, Joseph Massey and Ebenezer Massey, 254 1/2 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate - BC&GS:34:229; Patent - BC&GS:33:41


1765/08/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey

Gilbert Falconar

London Bridge Renewed

300

DD:2:88

Deed

August 8, 1765: Gilbert Falconar, farmer, of Kent County in Maryland buys for 50 pounds a 300 acre parcel called London Bridge Renewed (adjacent to Hemberry, owned by Humphrey Davenport) from Daniel Massey, gentleman, and wife Mary. Courses: Beginning at a certain mulberry post, being the beginning of a tract of land called Honberry taken by Humphrey Davenport and running from thence North East two hundred and fifty perches fence South East two hundred perches to the second South West line of the aforesaid London Bridge Renewed thence South West two hundred and fifty perches with the said line then North West two hundred perches to the first beginning, containing and now laid out for three hundred acres. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace James McLachlan and Samuel Thompson; John Nicholson; and Dennis Dulany, Kent County Clerk.

1765/09/10

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Witherspoon and wife Susanna

William Parker

Adventure

125

DD:2:173

Deed

September 10, 1765: Thomas Witherspoon of New Castle County in the Province of Pennsylvania and wife Susanna sell for £250 a 125 acre portion of Adventure to William Parker of Kent County in Maryland. Adventure had been taken up by Bryan Omelia and lies on the South side of Sassafras River near the head of Wilsons Creek.  Courses: Beginning at the end of twenty four perches on the North East line of Adventure and running from thence with the said tract North East one hundred and eleven perches, from thence by a line drawn North ninety perches, running from thence by a line drawn North forty one degrees thirty minutes West sixty four perches, running from thence South West one hundred and seventy seven perches, from thence by a line drawn South East one hundred and twenty seven and a half perches [line XXXX'd out] to the first beginning. Acting for the Crown: J. Nicholson and Justices of the Peace James McLachlan and Samuel Thompson; John Nicholson; and Dennis Dulany, Kent County Clerk.

1765/10/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Catharine Massey, spinster, and Nicholas Massey and wife Henrietta Massey

Joseph Massey

Partnership

100

DD:2:157

Deed
October 9, 1765: Joseph Massey, farmer of Kent County, buys for £200 a 100 acre tract called Partnership from Catharine Massey, spinster, and Nicholas Massey, farmer, and Henrietta, his wife, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a small Spanish oak marked with nine notches standing near the head of a drain that proceeds out of a branch called Pudding Branch running North two hundred and forty eight  perches and South thirty one degrees West one hundred and eight perches thence South twenty two degrees West forty two perches and South fourteen degrees West one hundred and twenty four perches thence with a straight line to the beginning tree containing one hundred acres. Witnesses: James MacLachlan and Samuel Thompson.  Acting for the Crown: Mssrs. MacLachlan, Thompson and Nicholson; Kent County Clerk is Dennis Dulany.
1766/08/19

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joseph Massey

Ebenezer Massey

The Exchange, The Slip Alongside Masseys Venture, and Masseys Venture

[not stated]

DD:2:337

Deed
August 19, 1766 (recorded November 15, 1766): Ebenezer Massey, farmer of Kent County, buys for £100 the tracts called The Exchange, The Slip Alongside Massey's Venture, and Massey's Venture from Joseph Massey, also a farmer of Kent county.  Witnesses: R. Frisby and J. Maxwell.  Acting for the Crown: Mssrs. Frisby and Maxwell, and J.W. Hall.  Daniel Dulaney is Kent County Clerk.  These tracts lie alongside another tract called The Exchange belonging to Nicholas Massey.
1767/03/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Gilpin

Luke Miers

London Bridge Renewed and Mc Dugils Chance

37 &
20+

DD:2:388

Deed
March 17, 1767: Luke Miers (Myers), farmer of Kent County in Maryland, buys for £52 two tracts of Kent County land: 37 acres of London Bridge Renewed (part of a tract bought from John Jones by Mr. Gilpin) and 20+ acres of McDugils Chance (which Mr. Gilpin bought from Henry Clark), from Thomas Gilpin, merchant of the City of Philadelphia. Courses for London Bridge Renewed: Beginning at the North West corner of London Bridge Renewed and running South West fifty five perches, then North West one hundred and twelve perches, then North sixty nine degrees East thirty seven perches, then North ten degrees East twenty eight perches, then South East to the beginning.  Courses for McDugils Chance (or Pond Side): Beginning at the South East corner of McDugil's Chance and running thence North twenty nine degrees East twenty perches, then North thirty three degrees West thirty five perches, then North East two perches, then North West ninety three perches, then South West twenty seven perches, then South East to the beginning. Acting for the Crown: J.W. Hall and Justices of the Peace James McLachlan and Samuel Thompson; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk.
1767/05/06

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Falconar
James Massey
Friendship
[in Queen Anne's County]
30
RT:H:45
Deed
May 6, 1767: John Falconar of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for 67 pounds, 10 shillings from James Massey and wife Catharine  a 30-acre parcel, part of a tract called Friendship (originally granted to Richard Tilghman) and adjoining lands belonging to Thomas Spry (purchased from William Spry). Witnesses: Jon. Hall, Bn. Gould; acting for the Crown: John Tilghman.
1768/09/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Azariah Boshick & wife Elizabeth & Shaderick Boshick

Daniel Massey

Spring Garden

1

DD:3:71

Deed
September 17, 1768: Daniel Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for £50 a 1.0 acre portion of Spring Garden from Azariah Boshick and Shaderick Boshick of Kent County on Delaware. Courses: Beginning at a marked sassafras post on the South side of the Main Road that leads from Georgetown to Pudding Branch, commonly called the Chapple Road, and running from the said post South four degrees West eleven perches, then East three degrees North twenty six and a third perches, then with a straight line to the beginning. Possible interference from the executors of the estate of George Linegar, late of Kent County, who bequeathed a part of a tract of land to his daughter Elizabeth. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace Samuel Thompson and J. Maxwell; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk.
1769/02/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John McCombs & wife Litisha; William McCombs; & Jacob McCombs & wife Catharine.

Elijah Massey

Angels Rest

128 + 124 perches,
less 7

DD:3:107

Deed
February 1, 1769: Elijah Massey, farmer of Kent County in Maryland, buys for £284 5/- a 120 acre portion of the 307 acre tract called Angels Rest from John McCombs, William McCombs, and Jacob McCombs. Courses: Beginning at the end of two hundred and sixty one and one half perches on the second line of the original tract of Angels Rest and running thence East four hundred and twenty perches, then South one hundred and nineteen perches, then West one hundred and fourteen perches, then North ninety five perches, then West three hundred and six perches, then with a straight line to the beginning of the aforesaid lines. Excepted are seven acres in an interior parcel lying on the East side of the Main Road that leads from the head of Sassafras River to the head of Chester [River] which the said John McCombs previously sold to Robert Little of Kent County. Acting for the Crown: J.W. Hall and Justices of the Peace James McLachlan and Samuel Thompson; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk.

1769/04/21

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Thomas Ringgold


Ringgolds Part of the Adventure Resurveyed

1448.75


Patent

April 21, 1769: Ringgolds Part of the Adventure Resurveyed, Thomas Ringgold, 1448 3/4 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate - BC&GS:37:49; Patent - BC&BS:33:372


1769/09/06

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Grantee

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Type

Edward Cornegys


Cornegys Resurvey

276.5


Patent

September 6, 1769: Cornegys Resurvey, Edward Cornegy, 276 1/2 Acres.

Images can be found here.

1770/08/27

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Type

John Vansant & wife Jane

Sarah Massey

Spring Garden

8

DD:3:351

Deed

August 27, 1770: Sarah Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for £51 an 8 acre portion of Spring Garden from John Vansant. Courses: Beginning at the end of one perch West from a marked hickory standing near the North East corner of a Chapel and running thence North three degrees East twelve perches, then North one degree West fourteen perches, then North fourteen degrees West fourteen perches and six feet, then South sixty seven degrees West thirty five perches and five feet, then South ten degrees East thirty four perches, then North eighty degrees East four perches, then North six perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace James McLachlan and Samuel Thompson; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk.

1770/12/29

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Type

Thomas Witherspoon and wife Susanna

Charles McClain

Number Twelve

0.5

DD:3:379

Deed

December 29, 1770:Thomas Witherspoon of New Castle County on Delaware sells, for £44, Lott Number 12 in Georgetown (laid out by David Witherspoon and purchased from Solomon Jarvis), Kent County, Maryland, on the Sassafras River to Charles McClain of Kent County, Maryland. Acting for the Crown: J.W. Hall and Justices of the Peace J. Maxwell and Samuel Thompson; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk. 

1771/01/05

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Daniel Massey

George Newcomb

Pearces Rambler

50

DD:3:389

Indenture

January 5, 1771: Daniel Masee, planter of Kent County on Delaware in the Province of Pennsylvania, and his wife Mary sell for £30 to George Vansant Newcomb, planter of Kent County in the Province of Maryland, 50 acres of the tract known as Pearces Rambler (metes and bounds) lying in Kent County in Maryland.

1771/03/19

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Thomas Witherspoon

Elijah Massey

Angels Rest

139.5

DD:3:406

Deed

March 19, 1771: Elijah Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for 250 pounds (of Pennsylvania money) buys a 139.5 acre portion of a parcel called Angel's Rest (other parts belonging to John Carlslocks and Jacob Galifons) from Thomas Witherspoon and wife Susanna.  Possible intervention by Bryan Omeally. Courses: Beginning at the end of the North line of John Carslocks part of Angels Rest according to a partition thereof heretofor [illegible] and running thence North fifty three perches and one quarter of a perch thence East four hundred and twenty perches thence South fifty three perches and one quarter of a perch then with a straight line to the first beginning, containing and now laid out for one hundred thirty nine and one half of an acre. Witnesses: J. Maxwell and Samuel Thompson.  Acting for the Crown: W. Hall; Kent County Clerk: Dennis Dulany.

1771/09/10

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Vansant

Sarah Massey

Spring Garden

1

DD:3:362

Deed

September 10, 1770: Sarah Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for £30 a one acre portion of Spring Garden from John Vansant, merchant of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at the end of the sixth line of a parcel of land deeded from Abraham Flaherty to John Vansant and running from thence North nine degrees West fourteen perches, then East twelve perches and twelve feet, then South thirteen perches, then with a straight line to the beginning. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace James Anderson and Emory Sadler; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk.

1771/10/08

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer Massey

Thomas Gilpin

Masseys Venture Resurveyed

1.5

DD:3:499

Deed

October 8, 1771: Ebenezer Massey, farmer of Kent County in Maryland, sells for £5 5/- a 1.5 acre portion of Masseys Venture Resurveyed to Thomas Gilpin, merchant of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a white oak standing on the East side of the Pudding Branch above where it empties into the Cypress Branch, and also being the beginning tree of a tract of land called Myers (Miers) Chance, thence from said tree South thirteen degrees West forty six perches, then North West seventeen perches, then North seventy degrees East eight perches, then with a straight line to the beginning. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace, Samuel Thompson and James Hynson; Dennis Dulaney is Kent County clerk.

1771/11/28

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey

petition

Spring Garden

[not  stated]

DD:3:526

Commission

November 28, 1771: Daniel Massey of Kent County in Maryland petitions the Court to reestablish the boundaries of Spring Garden by collecting and reviewing depositions.  Commissioners: Augustine Boyer, Alexander Baird, John Lambert Wilmer, and William Woodall, all of Kent County.  Deponents: Joseph Rogers, age 40; Henry Clark, age 58; and John Broxton, age 61.  Acting for the Crown: Samuel Thompson; Thomas Smith; Dennis Dulany, Kent County Clerk.

1772/04/04

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer Massey

Isaac Spencer and William Woodall, commissioners

Masseys Venture Resurveyed

[not stated]

DD:5:54

Commission
April 4, 1772: Ebenezer Massey petitions the Kent County, Maryland Court to re-establish the boundaries of Massey's Venture Resurveyed lest they be lost and forgotten.  Commissioners: Isaac Spencer, Samuel Davis, William Blackiston and William Woodall. Meeting held November 24, 1774; depositions were taken by William Woodall and Isaac Spencer from (1) Daniel Massey, about 60 years old, who remembered the location of a cypress post and that the land was laid out by Gilbert Falconar for the late Nicholas Massey; and (2) Gilbert Falconar, age 33, who confirmed the location of the aforesaid cypress post as of 1766. Acting for the Crown: R. Cruickshank, Esquire; attesting to the qualifications of the commissioners: James Hynson and John Comegys; recorded June7, 1775, by Dennis Dulaney, Kent County clerk.

1773/01/01

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Grantee

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Type

James Pearce


Pearces Meadow

57.25


Patent

1773: Pearces Meadow, James Pearce, 57 1/4 Acres.

Certificate - BC&GS:45:278; Patent - BC&GS:46:202

1773/03/28

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey

Isaac Spencer, William Woodall, Alexander Baird, & Thomas Boyer, Junior, commissioners

Partnership

[not stated]

DD:4:291

Commission
March 28, 1773: Daniel Massey of Kent County in Maryland petitions the Court to re-establish the boundaries of Partnership.  Commissioners: Isaac Spencer, William Woodall, Alexander Baird, & Thomas Boyer.  Deponents: James Swaney, age 52; Henry Clark, age 60; William Woodland, age 50; & Henry Clark (again).  Acting for the Crown: Henry Hynson; Dennis Dulany, Kent County Clerk.

1773/09/02

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Gilbert Falconar

Lambert Massey

London Bridge Renewed

4

DD:4:205

Deed

September 2, 1773: Lambert Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for "rents, covenants and agreements" a part of London Bridge Renewed from Gilbert Falconar, planter, also of Kent County.  Courses: Beginning at a marked white oak post and running from thence North seventy eight degrees West twenty perches, then North twelve degrees East thirty three perches, thence South seventy eight degrees East twenty perches, and thence with a straight line to the beginning. Tenure of Lambert Massey and his heirs is to be thirty years at a yearly rent of £4 Pennsylvania money; and Lambert is not to "sell, dispose or traffic any wet or dry goods, excepting iron and wood." Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace J. Maxwell and James Hynson; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk.
1774/07/13

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Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Samuel Ridgeway and wife Littilia
Eleazer Massey
Reviving Springs

RT:K:355
Deed
July 13, 1774: Eleazer Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for 370 pounds from Samuel Ridgeway and wife Littilia a tract of land called Reviving Springs (formerly owned by William Lambden).  Witnesses: Edmund Farrell, Sarah Farrell, and Nathan Buchannan.
1774/07/13

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Grantee

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Type

Richard Jeffreys
Eleazer Massey
Killmanors Plains
73
RT:K:356
Lease
July 13, 1774:   Eleazer Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland leases for 50 pounds (for a 7-year term) from Richard Jeffreys (free Negro, formerly tenant to John Wilson of Kent County) a 73-acre tract of land called Killmanors Plains.  Witness: Nachel Downes.

1775/06/09

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Davis, Jr.

Elijah Massey

Smiths Park

100

DD:5:62

Deed

June 9, 1775: Elijah Massey, farmer, of Kent County in Maryland for 500 pounds buys a 100 acre parcel adjacent to a tract called Smith's Park[e] from Samuel Davis, Jr., son of Philip Davis, deceased. Courses: Beginning at a marked Spanish oak tree being the easternmost bound of a tract called Smith's Park and running from the said oak South West 106 perches to the land belonging formerly to Robert Little, deceased, and from thence East thirty degrees South with the same lines 195 perches thence North 146 perches and thence with a straight line to the first tree containing and laid out for 100 acres. Acting for the Crown: Thomas Smith; James Hynson, William Rogers; Dennis Dulany, Kent County Clerk.

1775/06/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Davis, Jr.

Elijah Massey

Angels Lott

100

DD:5:61

Deed

June 9, 1775: Elijah Massey, farmer, of Kent County in Maryland for 5 shillings buys a 100 acre parcel, part of Angel's Lott (adjacent to land of the late Robert Little) from Samuel Davis, Jr., son of Philip Davis, deceased, who had bought the land from Simon Wilmer, also deceased. Courses: Beginning at a marked Spanish oak tree being the easternmost bounds of the tract call Smith's Park and running from the said oak South West 106 perches to the land formerly of Robert Little, now deceased, and from thence East thirty degrees South with said Little's land 195 perches then North 146 perches and thence with a straight line to the first tree, containing and laid out for 100 acres. Acting for the Crown: James Hynson, William Rogers; Dennis Dulany, Kent County Clerk.

1775/06/09
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Grantee

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Smith and wife Hannah

Samuel Davis, Jr.

[no name given]

[not stated]

DD:5:66

Deed

June 9, 1775: Thomas Smith, cordnainer of Kent County in Maryland sells for £10 a lot located on the Sassafras River to Samuel Davis, Junior.  Courses: Beginning at a corner post standing by the main road, twenty feet Southerly from a corner post of a lot lately in the possession of Thomas Gilpin and running thence Westerly parallel with the said Gilpin's line for eight perches, then Southerly upon a square with the first line until it intersects the first line of the land purchased by Benjamin Davis of Simon Wilmer, Esquire, then with said line to the aforesaid road, then by and with the said road to the first beginning post. Acting for the Crown: Thomas Smyth and Justices of the Peace James Anderson and James Porter; Dennis Dulany is Kent County clerk.

1779/02/16

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Sophia Charlotte Massey

John Page

Verinia; and Snow Hill

50

DD:5:349

Deed

February 16, 1779: Sophia Charlotte Massey. gentleman of Kent County in Maryland sells for £1,500 a 50 acre parcel taken from the Kent County tracts called Verinia and Snow Hill to John Page, merchant, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a white oak tree being the beginning tree of the tract called Snow Hill standing at the end of the South South West line of the tract called Verinia and running thence East one hundred and thirty five and one half perches [to] where is now set up a locust post marked with eight notches, thence North twenty six and one half perches, then West and by South one hundred and sixteen perches, until it intersects the South South West line of the original tract called Verinia, thence with that line to the beginning.  Witnesses: Robert Maxwell and Samuel Davis; Ezekiel Forman is Kent County clerk.

1781/03/19

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Toas Massey, et al.

Massey, et al.

Partnership

110

EF:6:37

Division
March 19, 1781 (recorded May 19, 1781): Mary Massey, et al, widow of Daniel Massey, inherits the tract called Partnership, 110 acres of which are to be divided amongst the heirs: John Massey (100 acres) his four grandsons Daniel Toas Massey, Stephen Massey, Joseph Massey, and John Massey, (two thirds of the unstated remainder) and his 10 granddaughters (one acre each), from Mary Massey to receive the last one third of the remainder from among the four grandsons' lands.  Commissioners: Robert Maxwell, James Pearce, and Nathaniel Comegys under a bond of 10,000 pounds of specie. Mary Massey is the widow of Daniel Massey, decedent, whose Will is being settled.  Guardians for the underage heirs: Abraham Falconar, guardian to Joseph Massey, son of Joseph; Josiah Massey, guardian to John Massey, son of said Joseph.  Note: the acreage of Partnership is nowhere mentioned, and the survey of the entire tract is not included in this document.  Adjoining tracts include Henry Clark's land and Holdman Johnston's heirs' land.

Whereas Daniel Massey, late of Kent County, deceased, did in his last Will amongst other things devise a part of a tract of land lying and being in Kent County, Maryland and on the West side of Chester Road and South side of the Chapel Road between his son John Massey and ten of his granddaughters and four of his grandsons, sons of his son Joseph Massey, deceased viz.: Daniel Toas Massey, Stephen Massey, Joseph Massey, and John Massey, which said land he requested by his will might be divided between his grandsons aforesaid by three honest farmers as by said will may appear and we, the subscribers, being appointed by the parties concerned to make the aforesaid division as like to give our opinion how Mary Massey widow of the aforesaid Daniel shall have her thirds of the said lands laid out for her and how the ten acres of the said land left by his Will to his ten granddaughters had best be laid out for them and how the hundred acres of the said land left in his Will to his son John Massey had best be laid out for him and on our considering of the said Will and devising the land and premises and examining a plat of the said land to show us the quantity of woodland and cleared land contained in the whole we are of opinion to make it most convenient and most to advantage of the parties concerned the hundred acres of land devised to his son John Massey be laid out as follows: To begin where the N to E line of the said tract comes to Henry Clark's part of the aforesaid land and reversing the N to E line [illegible] fifty six perches then East such a number of perches as to make it contain one hundred acres of land clear of the aforesaid Henry Clark's land on the South side of the road that leads from George Town to the Chapel; and we are of the opinion that the ten acres of land devised to the said Daniel Massey's granddaughters be laid out as follows viz.: To begin in the road at the corner on the West side of Chester Road and the South side of Chapel Road and to be laid out in a long square as follows: to run down by and with the road that leads from the Chapel to George Town one hundred perches of length and to extend so far back towards Chester River as to contain ten acres of land and that divided into ten lots of one acre each in such manner that each of the said lots that shall come to the road that leads from the Chapel to George Town aforesaid; and with respect to the division of the remainder of the said land amongst the four grandsons aforesaid we have divided as follows: into four lots or equal parts, beginning for the first lot North in the main road that leads to the head of Chester [River] at that corner of the said land belonging hope to Holdman Johnston's heirs and running from thence North by East seventy eight perches and one quarter of a perch and West till it intersects the N by E line of the original tract; and for the second lot, #2 to begin at the end of this 78 1/4 perches aforesaid and to run from thence North by East seventy nine perches and then West till it intersects the northbound line of the original tract; and for the third lot #3 to begin at the end of the seventy nine perches aforesaid and to run northbound seventy eight perches and from thence West till it intersects the northbound line of the original tract as aforesaid; and for the fourth lot #4 all the remainder of the said land on the west side of the Chester Road and South side of the Chapel Road except that hundred and ten acres of land left in the Will of the said Daniel Massey to his son John Massey and his ten granddaughters and the and after the said division the grandsons and their illegible and lots for to know which of the lots by the division aforesaid should fall to each party and we hereby certify the lot #1 fell to Stephen Massey, lot #2 to Daniel Toas Massey, lot #3 to Joseph Massey and the lot #4 to John Massey; and we are of opinion that Mary Massey, widow of the aforesaid Daniel, should have her thirds of the land belonging and laid out as above for the four grandsons laid out for her as follows: to begin in the Chester Road on that corner of the land adjoining to the land belonging to the heirs of Holdman Johnston and to run West with said Johnston's land such a number of perches as that the northbound line from the end thereof to extend to a road that leads to the Chapel from George Town shall include between that line and Chester Road one third of all the cleared land that is laid out for the four grandsons aforesaid, all which land with the buildings and improvements thereon the said Mary Massey is to have for her thirds of her four grandsons' cleared land and for the said Massey's part of the woodland belonging to the four grandsons we are of opinion it ought to be laid out in the lots #'s 2, 3, & 4 with West lines from the grandsons' cleared lands to extend to the northbound line of the original tract in such a manner that the lines shall take her thirds equally alike from each of the #2, 3 & 4 and it is our opinion that the said Mary Massey shall be obliged to cut down what wood or timber she may want for firewood or to keep the plantation in repair as nearly equal alike as can be judged just from each of her grandsons' woodland that she is possessed of or that is laid out for her thirds and that the wood or other timber that she may have occasion to cut shall be cut adjoining to her grandsons cleared land and lastly we are of the opinion that Mary Massey shall have a road or roads alongside of the division lines from her cleared land to her woodlands and that her grandsons shall have a like privilege of a road or roads from the Chester roads alongside of the West lines of the division through her cleared land to their cleared land.   Ben. Chambers is Kent County Clerk.

1781/10/04

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Stephen Massey

Daniel Toas Massey

Partnership

[not stated]

EF:6:64

Deed

October 4, 1781: Daniel Toas Massey of Kent County in Maryland  for 1,200 pounds in specie buys a parcel, part of Partnership, from Stephen Massey, son of Joseph Massey, heir to Daniel Massey, grandfather of Daniel Toas Massey.  Witnesses: William Henry and Robert Maxwell.  Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.

1782/08/10

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Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Oliver Smith & wife Elizabeth Smith

Thomas Cooper

Free Gift

209

EF:6:124

Deed

August 17, 1782: Oliver Smith and his wife Elizabeth Smith, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for £727 to Thomas Cooper of Cecil County the tract lying in Kent County near George Town called the First Part of Free Gift, which is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a marked sassafras tree (where there is a stone now placed) by the side of the main Road leading from George Town to Town Side on Chester River, which said tree stood where is a stone now placed, which is near to and adjoining to the end of George William Forrester's first line on the said Main Road, and running from the said sassafras tree/stone South thirty eight and a half degrees East two hundred and fifty three perches, thence West South West three perches, then running West three hundred and twenty and a half perches till it intersects the Main Road leading from George Town to Town Side aforesaid, and then running by and with the meanders of the said Main Road home to the beginning sassafras tree/stone aforesaid, containing two hundred and nine acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Henry and Robert Maxwell; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1783/09/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joseph Burchinall and wife Elizabeth

Stephen Miers

The Hope

[not stated]

EF:6:204

Deed

September 18, 1783: Joseph Burchinall and wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Delaware, for £100, a one half portion of The Hope (previously granted on May 28, 1747 by John Falconar unto Daniel Cunningham, father of Joseph's wife Elizabeth) to Stephen Miers of Caroline County in the State of Maryland. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Robert Maxwell and Jonathan Worth; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1784/03/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Toas Massey

Charles Wiggins

Partnership

500

EF:6:414

Lease

March 18, 1784 (recorded March 18, 1785): Charles Wiggon (Wiggins)  of New Castle County leases a 500 acre portion of Partnership from Daniel Toas Massey of Kent County in Maryland; Daniel to provide two good horses, plow and gear; and Charles to pay in wheat and cornhills planted. Witnesses:James Gilbert and Lou Niemann.

1786/03/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Eleazer Massey
Absalom Gibbs
Hillmanning Plains
58.5
CD:1:439
Deed
March 18, 1786: Absalom Gibbs, free Negro and planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, for 28 pounds, 16 shillings and 7 pence buys a 58.5 acre tract of land called Hillmanning Plains from Eleazer Massey, gentleman.  Witnesses: V. Downs, and John Lacey.
1786/06/22

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joseph Parsons

Abednago Massey and Elisha Massey

The Hope & Myers Luck

308.5

EF:7:49

Deed
June 22, 1786: Abednago Massey and Elisha Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buy for £900 a combined 308-1/2 acres of the tracts called The Hope and Myers Luck from Joseph Parsons, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a marked black oak standing at the end of the South East and dividing line of the original tract of The Hope and being the beginning of Miers Resurvey, and running from thence North forty and one half degrees West two hundred and six perches, then North fifty eight degrees East sixty eight perches, then West one hundred and seventy two perches, then North East eleven perches, then East thirty perches, then South one hundred and seventy four perches, then West by North thirty four perches, then South by West one hundred and fifty two perches, then West fifty four perches, then North West by West one hundred and thirty two perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Woodland and Robert Maxwell; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.
1786/07/21

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Abednago Massey

Arthur Miller

Godlington


EF:7:189

Petition

July 21, 1786: ArthurMiller petitions to have the boundaries of the Kent County land parcel known as Godlington be re-surveyed.  Depositions by William Cannaday (age illegible), Nathaniel Richetts (64 years old).

1787/06/21

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Abraham Falconar and wife Sarah

Stephen Massey

London Bridge Renewed

3.5

EF:7:173

Deed

[middle page needs to be rescanned]June 21, 1787: Abraham Falconar of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for £600 a 3-1/2 acre portion of London Bridge Renewed, lying in Bridgetown, Kent County, to Stephen Massey of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a stake [illegible] the dividing line between Gilbert Falconar's land and that of the heirs of Thomas Gilpin, deceased, crosses the Duck Creek Road and in the middle thereof running thence North seventy eight degrees West ten perches to a lot leased by Gilbert Falconar to a certain Lambert Massey, thence North twelve degrees East thirty nine perches, thence North seventy eight degrees West twenty perches, thence North twelve degrees East to the land belonging to the heirs of Thomas Gilpin, thence South seventy six degrees Est thirty three perches more or less to the old divisor line between Gilbert Falconar and the heirs of Thomas Gilpin, thence along and with the said boundary South unto the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Woodland and John Thomas; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1787/08/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Richard G. Smith


Smyths Park

176


Certificate

August 18, 1787: Smyths Park, Richard G. Smith, 176 Acres.

Images can be seen here.

1787/09/27

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elisha Massey and Abednago Massey

Joseph Parsons

Hope Resurveyed; and Myers Luck

308.5

EF:7:210

Deed

September 27, 1787: Joseph Parsons of (Kent) County in Maryland buys for 900 pounds a 308.5 acre parcel called Hope Resurveyed and Mier's (Myers) Luck from Abednago Massey and Elisha Massey. Courses: Beginning at a marked black oak standing at the end of the South East and dividing line of the original tract of The Hope and being the beginning of Mier's Resurvey and running from thence North fifty and a half degrees West two hundred and six perches then North fifty eight degrees East sixty eight perches then West one hundred and seventy two perches then Northeast eleven perches them East fourteen perches thence South one hundred and seventy four perches then West by North eighteen perches and South by West one hundred and fifty two [perches] then West fifty four perches then North West by West one hundred and thirty two perches and from thence in a straight line to the first beginning, containing and now laid out for three hundred and eight and a half acres. Witnesses: John Thomas and James Henry.  Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.

1787/10/03

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Gilbert Falconar

Ebenezer Massey

Partnership, Masseys Venture Resurveyed, The Exchange, and London Bridge Renewed

[not stated]

EF:7:212

Deed
October 3, 1787: Ebenezer Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for 5/- from Gilbert Falconar, also of Kent County, all of the tract called Partnership which lies within the lines of two tracts of land, the property of Ebenezer Massey, called Masseys Venture Resurveyed and [The] Exchange, also all that tract of land called Partnership which  lies to the Eastward of James Hynson's lines, the whole breadth of the two tracts of land called Masseys Venture resurveyed and [The] Exchange, and also all that part of the aforesaid tract called Partnership, and that part of four other tracts of land called London Bridge Renewed which lie to the eastward of the road leading from the Head of Chester to the Head of Sassafras iver, and to the Northward of the Long Meadow Branch as far up as Luke Miers line. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Henry and John Thomas; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1788/05/03

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Toas Massey

John Field

Partnership

[not stated]

EF:7:297

Deed

May 3, 1788: John Field, merchant, of the City of Philadelphia for 678 pounds, 9 shillings, and 4 pence buys a parcel in Kent County, a part of Partnership that Daniel Toas Massey bought from his brother Stephen Massey in a deed of April 24, 1781.  Witnesses: John Scott and [illegible] Nicols.  Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.

1788/07/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Abednago Massey

Emmanuel Kent



EF:7:365

Petition

July 14, 1788:Alexander Maxwell & John Whillington ...

1789/09/04

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Toas Massey

Joseph Massey

Partnership

375

EF:7:482

Deed

September 4, 1789: Joseph Massey (farmer and brother of Daniel Toas Massey) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 635 pounds buys a 375 acre portion of Partnership in Kent County from Daniel Toas Massey, farmer, and wife Sarah, who thereby relinquishes her right of dower. Courses: Beginning at a stone by the West side of the main road leading from the head of Chester [River] to the head of Sassafras River which stone stands at the East end of the East and West line of division between the said Joseph [illegible] contained  [illegible] Massey and running from the said stone West with the said line of division four hundred and eighty perches to the North line of the aforesaid tract of land thence with that line reversed eighty two perches until it intersects the line of division between the said Daniel and the said Joseph thence East with that division line two hundred and eighty perches to a stone standing in the said line thence South ten degrees West and eighty  perches to another stone then East two hundred and two perches to a stone standing on the West side of the aforesaid main road thence with that road to the first mentioned stone at the place of beginning, containing by estimation three hundred and seventy five acres. Witnesses: John Thomas and W. Grindage.  Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.

1790/01/04

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Heirs of Thomas Gilpin

Lewis Inry and Elizabeth Inry Massey

Rich Leville

0.5

EF:7:527

Deed

January 4, 1790: Lewis Inry and Elizabeth (nee Massey) Inry of Kent County in Maryland buy for an additional 16 pounds, 2 shillings and 6 pence (over 68 pounds, 5 shillings, 6 pence already paid) for a 0.5 acre  parcel called Rich Leville (which Simon Wilmer once sold to Benjamin Dawes) from the heirs of  Thomas Gilpin (Sarah Massey had sold the land to Thomas Gilpin, who died before the transaction could be completed; afterwards Sarah Massey also died intestate, having born John Massey, who was lost at sea, and the aforesaid Elizabeth Massey, sole surviving heir) i.e., Lydia Gilpin, Thomas Fisher, Samuel Rowland Fisher, Miers Fisher, and Joshua Gilpin, collectively represented by William Tilghman, Esquire. Courses: Beginning at a locust post standing on the West side of the main road which passes or goes from Simon Willman Mill on the Herring Branch or run to Robert Lewis's mill at the head of Sassafras River and from the said post running on a range or parallel line with the front walk of the house wherein the said Benjamin Dawes now lives to wit: Nor sixty eight degrees West and nine perches, thence North two degrees East nine perches, thence South sixty eight degrees East nine perches, thence with the direct line to the place of beginning, containing and now laid out for half an acre. Witnesses: Samuel Crosby, Joseph Pryon, John Thomas, John Woodland, John Scott, and [illegible] Nicols.  Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.

1790/02/23

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joseph Massey

John Warder

Partnership

200

EF:7:532

Deed

February 23, 1790: Joseph Massey (as partner and together with the late Abraham [?] Massey), merchant of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells, for (shortening a long story involving a debt and Susannah Warder Parkes Humpany, merchant of the City of Philadelphia and Jeremiah Warder) £348 5/- 5-1/2p, a 200 acre part of the tract called Partnership which Joseph inherited from Daniel Massey, deceased, unto John Warder of the City of Philadelphia.  Courses: Beginning at a stone laid on the West side of the main road leading from the Head of Sassafras River to the Head of Chester River, then running West two and a half degrees North three hundred and eighty perches with the division line of the said Joseph Massey and a certain John Massey's lands, then South eleven degrees and one quarter degree West seventy eight perches to the division line of Daniel Toas Massey and said Joseph Massey's lands, then East two and a half degrees North three hundred and eighty perches until it intersects the main road from the Head of Chester  River to the Head of Sassafras River, then by and with the said road to the place of beginning. Witnesses: James Houston and John Page, Jr. and Justices of the Peace John Scott and James Claypoole; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1790/07/15

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Corenlius Vansant

Elijah Massey

Angels Rest

142

BC:3:45

Deed

July 15, 1790: Elijah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for £410 in specie a 140 acre portion of the tract called Angels Rest from Cornelius Vansant, who purchased the tract from Jacob Gibson. Courses: Beginning at the original beginning of Angels Rest where now there is planted a large stone, and running from thence four hundred and twenty perches West to a parcel of stones at the end of the first line of  the original Angels Rest, then South fifty four and a half perches, then East four hundred and twenty perches to intersect the home line of the original Angels rest, then North fifty four and a half perches to the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Thomas and W. Grindage; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1790/07/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Massey

Bridgewater [in Queen Anne's County]
507
STW:1:454
Valuation
July 28, 1790: John Massey was a minor when this valuation was done so as to estimate the amount of yearly payment his guardian William Hathaway should pay John for operating his own 507 acre plantation, called Bridgewater.  Justice of the Peace Abraham Falconar and two good citizens, Francis Rochester and Abraham Millon, visited the land and premises to do so, coming up with a valuation of fifty pounds annually, reduced because the wife of William Falconar had a dower right to one-third of such income, leaving John Massey with 33 pounds and change per year.

1791/02/07

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Witherspoon

John C. Vansant

The Adventure

36

BC:3:148

Deed

February 7, 1791: Thomas Witherspoon of New Castle County and State of Delaware, gentleman, sells for £81 to John Clark Vansant, also of New Castle County,  part of a tract called The Adventure, lying in Kent County, Maryland, alongside another part of The Adventure owned by Mr. Vansant, John Hurtt, and others.  Courses: Beginning at the end of two hundred perches on the division line of the aforesaid tract called The Adventure, and running thence South forty one and a half degrees East sixty four perches, then North twenty seven and a half perches, then North seventy and a quarter degrees East fifty perches, then North twenty degrees West forty seven perches, then East fifty six perches to the home line of the original tract of The Adventure, then with the aforesaid home line North forty five degrees West fifty seven perches to the aforesaid division line of the Adventure, then with a straight line to the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Thomas and W. Grindage; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1791/04/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Stephen Miers

Luke Miers

[not stated]

[not stated]

BC:3:178

Deed

April 9, 1791: Stephen Myers (Miers) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland sells for £161 a tract of land (previously sold to Stephen Miers by Joseph Burchinall and wife) to Luke Miers, Junior, of Kent County. Witnesses: Samuel Chew and James Claypoole; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1792/03/13

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

George Moffett


Moffets Lott

4


Patent

March 13, 1792: Moffetts Lott, George Moffett, 4 Acres.

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Certificate - IC:F:718; Patent - IC:H:49

1793/08/13

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Miers and wife Elizabeth

Luke Miers

[not named]

12

BC:3:500

Deed

August 13, 1793: Luke Miers of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys  for £67 10/- a 12 acre tract of land in Kent County from James Miers of Queen Anne's County in Maryland. The land was inherited by James Miers from his late father Luke Miers and was laid out in the name of James Miers by William Thomas, George Vansant Mann, and Benjamin Comegys agreeable to the Will of Luke Miers. Courses: The land lies in Kent County on the main road leading  from the Head of Chester River to Duck Creek in the State of Delaware; beginning at a stone standing on the edge of the main road and running Northward by a line of a lot of land belonging to Luke Miers, son of John Miers, until it shall intersect land of William Miers, Junior, son of the present Luke Miers, and then by and with the land of William Miers, Junior, until it shall intersect the North West corner of a lot of land which was devised by Luke Miers, deceased, to the children of Joseph Rawlings, and then by and with the line of their lot until it shall intersect the aforesaid main road, and then by and with the road to the first beginning stone. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Thomas and W. Thomas; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1794/03/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Woodland and wife Mary

Casparis Meginniss

Tolchester

5

BC:4:55

Deed

March 8, 1794: James Woodland of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for £510 4/- 7p to Casparis Meginniss, also of Kent County, all that portion of the tract called Tolchester lying in Kent County that lies within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the road that leads to the Head of Sassafras, where theroad from the Head of Chester crosses to come to Georgetown, and running from thence East fifteen perches, then North and by West fifty three perches, then West fifteen perches, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing five acres (excepting forty feet on the East end of the fifteen perches on the road leading to the Head of Sassafras and to run back one hundred and thirty nine feet North West). Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Maxwell and John Comegys. Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1794/03/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Toas Massey and wife Sarah Massey

Abraham Woodland

Partnership

431.25

BC:4:36

Deed
March 17, 1794: Daniel Toas Massey, farmer of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for £3,018 15/- a 431-1/4 acre portion of Partnership to Abraham Woodland.  Courses: Beginning at a small gum tree standing in the South Prong of a little branch or drain called The Horse Penn drain and at the end of three hundred and twenty two and a half perches in the third line of the original tract of Partnership, and running from the said tree with thye said line of Partnership North by East one hundred and fifty seven and a quarter perches to a stone standing at the South West corner of a lot of the aforesaid tract belonging to the heirs of Joseph Sturgis, deceased, then on the division line between the said Daniel Toas Massey and a certain Joseph Massey, the following three courses, to wit: East two hundred and forty perches to a stone standing at the end of the third line of a parcel of land which was conveyed by the said Daniel Toas Massey to the above named Joseph Massey, then South eight and three quarters degrees West seventy nine and a half perches to another stone, then East one hundred and ninety five perches to a stone standing on the West side of the main road leading from Masseys Cross Roads to the Head of Chester [River], then East two thirds of a perch to the middle of the aforesaid road, then with said road the three following courses, to wit: North thirteen degrees East sixty perches, then North twenty two and a quarter degrees East forty perches, then North thirty and a half degrees East one hundred and sixteen perches, then East one perch to a stone standing in the South line of the original tract of Partnership, which said stone was established and agreed by the said Daniel Toas Massey and a certain Joseph Newman & William Little, deceased, in his life tine, and a certain James Blackiston as a boundary between them, South two hundred and sixty nine and three quarters perches until it shall intersect a line drawn East from the aforesaid original place of beginning, then with the said east line reversed to the aforesaid beginning.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Thomas and W. Thomas; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1794/07/05

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Abraham Woodland

Daniel Toas Massey

Partnership

[not stated]

BC:4:64

Deed

July 5, 1794: Daniel Toas Massey, farmer, of Kent County in Maryland for 5 shillings and settlement of various debts buys [back] a part of the tract called Partnership from AbrahamWoodland; i.e., Abraham can keep the land that he previously bought from Daniel if he pays the debts in the stated periodic installments.  Witnesses: John Thomas, and W. Thomas.  Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.

1794/08/12

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Lewis Blackiston and wife Frances

Luke Miers

Out Range

6.5

BC:4:108

Deed

August 12, 1794: Lewis Blackiston of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells a 6-1/2 acre portion of Out Range for £20 6/- 3p to Luke Miers of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a stone standing at the end of the first line of the land of Doctor John Thomas, being also a part of the tract called Out Range, and running thence from said stone North West by West eighty one perches to a stake standing in the aforesaid Luke Miers' field, thence South East by South sixty eight perches to a stone being the corner of the end of the second line of the land of Doctor John Thomas, and running thence to the place of beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Thomas and W. Thomas; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1795/04/22

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Oliver Smith
Daniel Toas Massey
Collins His Range or Collins Range
300
STW:3:307
Deed
April 22, 1795: Daniel Toas Massey, farmer of Kent County, buys for $1,500 a 300 acre tract of land called Collins His Range or Collins' Range from Oliver Smith, also farmer of Kent County. Witnesses: Robert George Jackson, T. Roberts and Dan Knock.

1795/06/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elisha Massey

James Woodland

Smiths Park

250

BC:4:240

Deed

June 9, 1795: James Woodland of Kent County in Maryland for 5 shillings buys a 250 acre parcel called Smith's Park from Elisha Massy (Massey) and wife Sarah Massey, widow of James Hynson, who inherited the land from her late husband.  Witnesses: John Thomas, and W. Thomas.  Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.

1795/10/07

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Massey

Lewis Blackiston

Masseys Venture Resurveyed, [The] Exchange, and Partnership

[not stated]

BC:4:269

Deed
October 7, 1795: William Massy (Massey) of Baltimore County in Maryland sells for £300 one-sixth portions of Massey's Venture Resurveyed, The Exchange, and Partnership in Kent County to Lewis Blackiston of Kent County.  William was bequeathed Masseys Venture Resurveyed, The Exchange, and Partnership by his father, Ebenezer Massey.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace J.W. Comegys and J. Maxwell; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.
1796/02/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benoni Harris
Benjamin Massey
Reviving Springs [in Queen Anne's County]

STW:3:482
Deed
February 9, 1796: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys back for 586 pounds, 6 shillings, 8 pence (to be paid in installments) from Benoni Harris and wife Sarah a tract of land called Reviving Springs (purchased from Benjamin Massey and wife Sarah.)  Witnesses: Dan. Knock, T. Roberts.
1796/02/15

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey
Benoni Harris
Reviving Springs

STW:3:491
Deed
February 15, 1796: Benoni Harris of Kent County in Maryland for 6,200 pounds of tobacco buys a tract of land called Reviving Springs (which Eleazer Massey purchased from Samuel Ridgeway, Esq. and wife Littilia, and deeded to Sarah (nee Harris) Massey, now the wife of Benoni Harris, and Elizabeth Massey)  from Benjamin Massey, gentleman, and wife Elizabeth Massey.  Witnesses: T. Roberts and Dan. Knock.

1796/03/22

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Hannah Myers

Luke Myers

The Hope

90.25

BC:4:350

Deed

March 22, 1796: Luke Myers (Miers), farmer of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for £137 one moiety or half part in a  90-1/4 acre tract called The Hope, lying in Kent County and descended to seller Hannah Myers from her deceased mother Mary Cunningham Myers. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Thomas and William Spencer; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1796/04/15

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Hannah Myers

Jonathan Jester

[not stated]

6.0

BC:4:357

Deed

April 15, 1796: Hannah Myers (Miers), daughter of the late Luke Myers (Miers) of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells for £18 the 6 acre parcel of land (that she was bequeathed by her father) to Jonathan Jester, also of Kent County. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Thomas and William Spencer; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1796/07/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elisha Massey

Cornelius Comegys

[all possessions]

[none]

BC:4:526

Deed
(forced bankruptcy sale)

July 18, 1796: The bankrupt Elisha Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- everything except the clothes on his back to Cornelius Comegys, appointed as Trustee on June 22, 1796, to receive the property of Mr. Massey for the benefit of his creditors. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Comegys and J. Maxwell; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1796/08/15

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Maxwell

Rachel Moody and Harry Massey

Tobins Lot

1.0

BC:4:442

Deed

August 15, 1796: Rachel Moody and Harry Masey, free Negroes of Kent County in Maryland purchase as tenants in common the parcel called Tobins (Tobbins) Lot, lying in Kent County, for £3 from William Maxwell, also of Kent County.  Courses: Beginning at a marked white oak standing on the South side of a road leading from Masseys Cross Roads to William Dotsons and running South sixty for degrees East twelve perches, then South twenty eight degrees West thirteen perches sand [illegible] feet, then North sixty four degrees West twelve perches, then with a straight line to the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace J. Maxwell and John Comegys; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1796/08/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey

Lewis Blackiston

Masseys Venture Resurveyed,The Exchange, and Partnership

[not stated]

BC:4:447

Deed
August 20, 1796: Lewis Blackiston of Kent County in Maryland buys, for 262 pounds, 10 shillings, three parcels called Massey's Venture Resurveyed, The Exchange, and Partnership, from Daniel Massey.  Witnesses: John Thomas, and Ia. Parker.  Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.
1798/03/19

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer Massey, deceased

William Massey, Ebenezer Palmer & his wife Sarah, Lewis Blackiston & Milcah Massey Blackiston,  with Daniel Massey, Mary Massey, and Araminta Massey

Massey's Venture Resurveyed, Exchange and part of Partnership

266

TW:2:425

Commission
March 19, 1798: Proceedings of the Second Judicial District of the State of Maryland before Chief Justice James Tilghman, Esquire, and Samuel Chew & Philip Reed, Esquire, Associate Justices. William Massey, Ebenezer Palmer & his wife Sarah, Lewis Blackiston & Milcah Massey Blackiston, by her guardian Lewis Blackiston, petition the court that they, together with Daniel Massey, Mary Massey, and Araminta Massey are entitled as heirs to Ebenezer Massey, who died intestate, to the following tracts of land in Kent County: Massey's Venture Resurveyed, Exchange and part of Partnership. Daniel Massey, Mary Massey, and Araminta Massey are infants, under the age of twenty one years, so the petitioners request that a commission be formed to decide whether to partition or sell off the referenced lands. James Scott is attorney for the petitioners; James Parker is guardian to Mary Massey and Araminta Massey. The commissioners are to be selected from Nathaniel Comegys, William Spencer, William Thomas, Samuel Johnson, and Oliver Smith, all of Kent County. The commissioners subsequently decided that the land could not be divided, as the heirs would get less than fifty acres each, and the lands were not worth more than £7 1/- per acre, whereupon they adjourned for several months to the second Monday October of 1797, whereupon none of the heirs took the option of receiving the lands and then paying to the other heirs their fair shares, so the commission decided that the lands would be sold and the proceeds divided among the heirs. The terms of the sale are that one quarter of the purchase money be required at time of sale, and the remainder to be paid in two equal yearly installments with legal interest, the sale to be held on January 2, 1798. Subsequently the lands were sold at public auction to Lewis Blackiston for £7 15/- 8p per acre, thereby amounting to a total price of £2,076 4/- 1p.  The proceeds were allotted as follows: Lewis Blackiston produced two deeds, one dated May 25, 1795 and the other dated April 14, 1796 which conveyed to him the interests of William Massey and Daniel Massey; Lewis Blackiston is further entitled to one sixth of the land by virtue of his guardianship of his daughter Milcah Massey Blackiston; one half of the purchase money goes to Lewis Blackiston to be retained in his own hands; Ebenezer Palmer gets £346 8p; Mary Massey is allotted £346 8p; and Araminta Massey gets £346 8p. Signed by all of the aforesaid commissioners; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.
1799/05/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey and wife Susanna Massey

John Greenwood

London Bridge Renewed and Halls Harbour

65 & 29

TW:1:194

Deed
May 18, 1799: Daniel Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for £164, 10/, portions of London Bridge Renewed and Halls Harbours, totaling 94 acres, to John Greenwood of Queen Anne's County. Courses for the part of London Bridge Renewed: Beginning at the end of fifty perches on the fifth line of London Bridge Renewed, and running thence with that line eighty three and one third perches, and North West eighty three perches, and North eleven and three quarters degrees East twenty six perches, and North eleven degrees West sixty four perches, and North seventy and one half degrees East twenty nine perches, and South eighty five degrees East two perches,, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing sixty five acres.  Courses for the part of Halls Harbour, adjoining: Beginning where the South East or North West line of said Massey's land crosses the East side bounding line of the Condemned Land of the Mill of Thomas Gilpin, and running from thence South thirty seven degrees West eighty two perches, then South sixty nine degrees East forty four perches, then South twenty eight degrees East sixteen perches, then North sixty two degrees East seventy perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing twenty nine acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Thomas and James Parker; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1800/01/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Comegys and wife Elizabeth

Daniel Massey and wife Susanna

town lot

0.25

STW:5:173

Deed

January 14, 1800: Daniel Massey and wife Susanna of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for £375 from John Comegys, Esquire, and wife Elizabeth a 1/4 acre tract of land adjoining land owned by William Moss. Courses: Beginning at the northeast corner of the said brick messuage and running from thence north forty five degrees west thirteen perches, thence south forty five degrees west to a lot of ground formerly belonging to a certain William Moss, since deceased, then with said lot south forty five degrees east to the main road leading from the head of Chester to Church Hill and said county then by and with the said road to the beginning aforesaid, containing by estimation one quarter of an acre. Witnesses: Ia. Parker, John Hurtt.

1800/03/22

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Massey and wife Susanna

John Comegys and wife Elizabeth

London Bridge Renewed

204.5

TW:1:363

Deed

March 22, 1800: Daniel Massey, gentleman of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for £1,227 a 204-1/2 acre portion of London Bridge Renewed to John Comegys and wife Elizabeth, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a stone standing at or near the end of the first line of a tract of land described by a deed of salefrom Daniel Massey and wife (since deceased) to Gilbert Falconar (since deceased) and running from said stone North forty six and one half degrees East sixty four perches, then North twenty eight and one quarter degrees East twenty perches, then North twenty four degrees East twelve perches, then North fourteen and three quarter degrees East thirty four perches, then North forty four and a half degrees East twenty five perches to the South East line of the original tract of land called London Bridge Renewed, then with that line South forty eight degrees East two hundred and thirty two perches to Gilpin's Mill Pond, then down by and with the said Mill Pond South fifty one and three quarter degrees West nineteen perches, then South six and three quarter degrees West six perches, then South twenty one degrees East eleven perches, then South thirty seven and a half degrees West eight perches, then South eighty degrees West fourteen perches, then North Seventy six and a half degrees West eight perches, then South thirty degrees West fifty two perches, then South twenty six degrees East fifty four perches, then South forty two and three quarter degrees East eight perches to the Mill Race, then South sixty seven and a half degrees West sixteen perches, then North forty eight degrees West fifty five and a half perches to the Little Mill Pond, then up, by and with the same North four degrees West twelve perches, then North seventy one degrees West eleven perches, then North forty six and a half degrees East nineteen perches, then North eleven and three quarter degrees West fourteen perches, then North fifty three and a quarter degrees West eight perches, then North sixteen degrees West sixteen perches, then North nine degrees East four perches, then North sixteen and three quarter degrees West eight and a quarter perches to a white oak standing by the side of the said pond, then across the said pond South seventy two and three quarter degrees West sixteen and a quarter perches, then down the said pond on the West side thereof and binding with the same South sixty two and a half degrees East twelve perches, then South fourteen and three quarter degrees West fourteen perches, then South six degrees East sixteen perches, then South thirty nine and a half degrees East sixteen perches, then South fifty five degrees West twenty five and one third perches to the second line of the said tract described by the said Deed from the said Daniel Massey and wife (since deceased) to the said Gilbert Falconar (since deceased) and then with that line to the aforesaid place of beginning. A thirty square foot burial plot is reserved for the family of Daniel Massey and is excepted. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Parker and John Hurtt; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1800/08/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Noah Massey
William Massey
Slave: Robert [in Queen Anne's County]
...
STW:5:269
Deed
August 9, 1800: William Massey of Carlisle [Caroline ?] County, State of Maryland, for the sum of £15 buys an 8 year old Negro boy named Robert from Noah Massey, farmer of Kent County.  Witnesses: Thom. Roberts and Wm. Frederick.  The deed is endorsed to the effect that if Noah Massey returns the £15 with legal interest on or before the next August 20th, then the transaction shall be of no effect, meaning that this deed is a mortgage instrument for a short-term loan.
1800/11/10

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Richard Fillingame

Nathaniel Miller and Notley Massey

Deans Adventure

29.75

TW:1:479

Indenture

November 10, 1800: Richard Fillingame sells for 148 pounds, 15 shillings to Nathaniel Miller (and his wife Notley Massey) the tract of land called Deans Adventure, containing 29-3/4 acres and lying in Kent County adjoining the land called Millers Delight, lands bought by Nathaniel Miller from Benjah Fillingame & his wife Hannah, and land of Richard [illegible] bought of Milcah Broadus.

1801/02/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Geddes

Benjamin Massey

Angels Lot

120

TW:1:525

Deed

February 20, 1801: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in Maryland for 500 pounds buys a 120 acre parcel called Angel's Lott (adjoined by land of John Gibson) from William Geddes, Esquire, and wife Mary (represented by John Thomas, Esquire) of Philadelphia, who inherited the land from Simon Wilmer, father of Mary (nee Wilmer) Geddes.  Witnesses: Margaret Geddes, William H. Jester, and Edward Shippen, whose signature was attested to by Pennsylvania Governor Thomas McKean and in turn by James Trimble, Acting Secretary to the Governor; and John Comegys and Ia. Parker.  Another transaction involved land devised to William Geddes by John Pryon of New Castle County, Delaware.  Thomas Worrell is Kent County Clerk.

1801/10/26

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Sutton


Suttons Forrest

38+


Patent

October 26, 1801: Suttons Forrest, Samuel Sutton, 58 Acres, 1 Rod, 13 1/2 Perches.

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Certificate - IC:B:55; Patent - IC:B:48

1801/12/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Massey

John Wright

town lot

0.5

TW:2:50

Deed

December 18, 1801: William Massy (Massey) of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sells for £18 15/-to John Wright of Georgetown in Kent County a 1/2 acre lot bequeathed to him by Milcah Massey. The lot is bounded on one side by the property of James Pearce and on another side by the parcel owned by John Rumsey. John Wright satisfied this deed with a payment of $50, [thereby establishing a contemporary exchange rate of $2.67 per £ - GL,III,ed.] Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Comegys and James Parker; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1802/03/15

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elijah Massey and Nicholas Massey

Benjamin Massey

[no name]

100

TW:2:149

Deed

March 15, 1802: Benjamin Massey of Kent County, Maryland buys for 700 pounds from Elijah Massey and Nicholas Massey a 100-acre parcel of land that adjoins lands belonging to the estate of Robert Little. Courses: Beginning at a marked Spanish oak tree being the easternmost bounds of a tract of land called Smyths Park and running from the said oak Southwest one hundred and six perches to the land belonging (formerly) to Robert Little (deceased) and from thence East thirty degrees south with the same lands one hundred and ninety-five perches then North one hundred and forty-six perches and then with a straight line to the first tree containing and laid out for one hundred acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Comegys and John Thomas; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1803/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Toas Massey

Mary P. Woodland, Hannah W. Woodland, Samuel W. Woodland, & Margaret B. Woodland

[unknown]

[unknown]

TW:2:531

Deed


The digital copies of TW:2 end abruptly at TW:2:460 in mid-sentence.
1804/09/27

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William G. Miers

Stephen Denning Vansant

Bordleys Gift

[not stated]

BC:8:224
see BC:8:227

Deed

September 27, 1804: William G. Miers sells for $500 to Stephen Denning Vansant the tracts together called Bordleys Gift.

1805/02/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William G. Miers

Stephen Denning Vansant

town lot in Georgetown; and Bardleys Gift

[not stated]

TW:3:206

Deed

February 20, 1805: William G. Miers of Baltimore, formerly of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $500.00 to Stephen Denning Vansant all his part of an undivided lot at Georgetown Cross Roads that belongs to the heirs of Jacob Vansant, and also all his part of a parcel of woodland called Bardleys Gift, a.k.a. Miers Resurvey.  Bardleys (Bordleys) Gift alias Miers Resurvey lies in Kent County on the Dead Branch and formerly belonged to William Miers, deceased. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ephraim Vansant and Cornelius Comegys; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1805/07/16

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

[Nicholas Massey ?] & Nathaniel Miller

James Frisby

Millers Delight, Long Acre & Deans Adventure

300

TW:3:251 or TW:1:479

Indenture

July 16, 1805: To secure a debt of 507 pounds, 9 shillings, 3 pence owing to James Frisby, Nathaniel Miller [and Nicholas Massey? ] mortgage the tracts called Millers Delight, Long Acre & Deans Adventure, containing in all ... acres and promising to repay 553 pounds, 14 shillings, 7 pence in two installments by the appointed dates.

1805/08/26

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth

Frederick Boyer

[not named]

100

TW:3:263

Deed

August 26, 1805: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells a 100 acre tract for £700 to Frederick Boyer, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a marked Spanish oak tree being the Easternmost bounds of a tract called Smiths (Smyths) Park, and running from the said oak South West one hundred and sixty perches to the land formerly belonging to Robert Little (deceased), and from thence East thirty degrees South with the same lands one hundred and ninety five perches, thence with a straight line to the first tree. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Cornelius Comegys and Ephraim Vansant; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1805/09/05

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elijah Massey, Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth

Casparis Meginniss

Angels Rest

54.5; and 2.25

TW:3:274

Deed
September 5, 1805: Elijah Massey and Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell a 54-1/2 acre portion and a 2-1/4 acre portion of Angels Rest for £552 to Casparis Meginniss, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a stone standing on the South line of Angels Lot, it being a bounds between Benjamin Massey and Casparis Meginniss described in the plat by the letter "A" and running from said stone South fifty nine degrees East thirty five and three quarter perches to the main road leading from the Head of Sassafras River to Masseys Cross Roads, then with said road North thirty nine and a half degrees East one hundred perches to a tract called Smiths (Smyths) Park, then with that tract North West one hundred and fourteen and three quarter perches to the end of the first line of Smiths Park, then South nineteen degrees West forty two perches to a stone, a bounds between Elijah Massey and Casparis Meginniss, then with Angels lot one hundred and a half perches to the beginning, containing fifty four and a half acres. Also a part of Angels Rest: Beginning at a stone standing at the end of the second or West four hundred and twenty perch line of Meginniss' part of Angels Rest Resurveyed and running from said stone North one and three quarter perch, then East four hundred and twenty perches, thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing two and one quarter acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ephraim Vansant and Cornelius Comegys; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1805/09/05

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey

Casparis Meginniss

Partnership

145; 117

TW:3:275

Deed

September 5, 1805: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells two portions of Partnership, one of 145 acres, the second containing 117 acres, for £447 10/- to Casparis Meginniss, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at the beginning of the fourth line of the said tract and running thence East by and with the said line four hundred and forty perches to the end thereof, thence with the fifth line of the said tract South forty five perches, then West one hundred and eighty perches, then South eleven and a half perches, thence a west line until it intersects the third line of Partnership, thence with the third line of Partnership to the end thereof and the beginning of the part hereby bargained and sold, containing one hundred and forty five acres.  Also, another part of Partnership: Beginning at the end of forty five perches in the fifth line of Partnership and at the end of the second line of that part of the said tract which was sold to the said Casparis Meginninss by Ann Hynson by a deed dated December 18, 1800 and running thence by and with the said fifth line of Partnership South forty nine perches, thence West to where the same line intersects the third or North and by East line of Partnership, thence by and with the said North and by East line to where it intersects the fifth line of the part of Partnership heretofore sold to Casparis Meginniss, thence by and with the fifth, fourth and third lines of the said part of Partnership, reversed to the beginning and laid out for one hundred and seventeen acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ephraim Vansant and Cornelius Comegys; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1805/10/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Casparis Meginniss and wife Mary

Benjamin Massey

Partnership

145 and 117

TW:3:299

Deed

October 17, 1805: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for £1,700 two portions of Partnership, one of 145 acres and the second having 117 acres, lying in Kent County, from Casparis Meginniss of Kent County and his wife Mary. Courses: Beginning at the beginning of the fourth line of the original Partnership tract and running thence East by and with the said line four hundred and forty perches to the end thereof, thence with the fifth line of the said tract South forty five perches, thence West one hundred and eighty perches, then South eleven and a half perches, thence a West line until it intersects the third line of Partnership, thence with the third line of Partnership to the end thereof and the beginning of the part hereby bargained and sold, containing one hundred and forty five acres.  Also, another part of Partnership: Beginning at the end of forty five perches in the fifth line of Partnership and at the end of the second line of that part of said tract which was bargained and sold to the said Casparis Meginniss by Ann Hynson by a deed dated December 18, 1800, and running thence by and with the same line until it intersects the third or North and by East line of Partnership, thence by and with the third or North and by East line to where it intersects the fifth line of the part of Partnership heretofore bargained and sold as aforesaid to the said Casparis  Meginnis, thence by and with the fifth, fourth and third lines of the said part of Partnership reversed to the beginning, containing one hundred and seventeen acres.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ephraim Vansant and Cornelius Comegys; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1806/03/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elijah Massey and Casparis Meginniss


Angels Rest

[not stated]

TW:3:388

Agreement

March 18, 1806: Casparis Meginniss and Elijah Massey make an agreement regarding the boundaries of Angels Rest: A bounded red oak tree with a bulge at the bottom standing on the West side of a tract of land called Angels Rest and running from thence East to a stone standing in the South East corner of the said Casparis Meginniss part of Angels Rest shall be the boundary line of the lands of the said Casparis Meginniss and Elijah Massey; a performance bond of £500 is hereby set.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ephraim Vansant and James Clayton; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1808/02/19

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elijah Massey

Benjamin Massey

Angels Rest

121

BC:5:187

Deed

February 19, 1808: Elijah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for 7/- 6p to Benjamin Massey, also of Kent County, the 121 acre parcel of Angels Rest that Elijah bought from John William and [illegible name.] Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Farrell and Cornelius Comegys; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1808/03/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth

Casparis Meginniss

Angels Lot

54.5

BC:5:207

Deed

March 8, 1808: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells a 54-1/2 acre portion of Angels Lot for £552 10/- to Casparis Meginniss. Courses: Beginning at a stone standing in the South line of Angels Lot, it being a bounds between Benjamin Massey and Casparis Meginniss described in the plat by the letter "A" and running from said stone South fifty nine degrees East thirty five and three quarter perches to the main road leading from the Head of Sassafras River to Masseys Cross Roads, then with the said road North thirty nine and a half degrees East one hundred perches to the tract of land called Smiths (Smyths) Park, then with that tract North West one hundred and fourteen and three quarter perches to the end of the first line of Smiths Park, then South nineteen degrees West forty two perches to a stone, a bounds between Elijah Massey and Casparis Meginniss, then with Angels Lot one hundred and a half perches to the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ephraim Vansant and Cornelius Comegys; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1809/12/02

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Miers and wife Mary

William Webb

Bardleys Gift

10

BC:6:41

Deed

December 2, 1809: William Miers of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for £3 a 10 acre portion of Bardleys (Boardleys) Gift to William Webb, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at the lines of the [illegible] John Dulen and William Anderson lots purchased from ther same tract and running thence until it joins the West line of a tract of land called Out Range conbtaining about ten acres, lying in Kent County, it being the said William Miers' part of the said tract that was devised to William by the Will of his grandfather Luke Miers, late of Kent County. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ephraim Vansant and Thomas Mullin; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1810/01/11

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Miers

Rebecca Derming and Thomas Horworth

Bardleys Gift

12

BC:6:87

Deed

January 11, 1810: William Miers of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for £80 a 12 acre portion of Bardleys (Boardleys) Gift (which James Miers inherited from his late father Luke Miers, also the father of William Miers, and which was laid out for and in the name of James Miers by William Thomas, George Vansant Mann, and Benjamin Comegys agreeable to the Will of Luke Miers, deceased on a deed dated May 18, 1793) to Rebecca Derming and Thomas Horworth, also of Kent County. Courses, lying in Kent County on the main road leading from the Head of Chester River to Duck Creek in the State of Delaware: Beginning at a stone standing on the North side of the aforesaid road and running Northward by a line of a lot of land late the property of Luke Miers, deceased, son of Joseph Miers, deceased, until it comes to a stone in the line of the land which was devised to the said William Miers by his grandfather Luke Miers, thereby and with that line South seventy four degrees East to a stone at the North West corner of a lot, which was devised by Luke Miers, deceased, to the children of Joseph Rawlings, and thereby and with the line of their lot until it shall intersect the aforesaid main road, and thereby and with this road to the first beginning stone. The parcel is to be shared in equal portions of six acres each by the two purchasers. Mary Horworth, mother of William Miers and of Mary Miers, wife of William Miers, relinquishes her dower right to the said land. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ephraim Vansant and Thomas Mullin; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1810/02/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Miers and wife Mary

William McDaniel

Bardleys Gift

6.0

BC:6:108

Deed

February 17, 1810: William Miers of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $42.00 to William McDaniel, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at the North West corner of a lot called Bordleys Gift, formerly belonging to Jonathan Jester and now belonging to Nicholas Smith, and running from thence North seventy four degrees West thirty two perches, thence North sixteen degrees East eighteen perches, thence North eighty six and a half degrees East forty one and a half perches, thence with a straight line to the beginning. Witnesses: Ephraim Vansant and Thomas Mullin; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1810/02/19

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Moses Tennant and wife Frances H. Tennant

Benjamin Massey

Angels Rest; and Partnership

60; and 15

BC:6:106

Deed
February 19, 1810: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys, for $1,500.00, a 60 acre portion of Angels Rest and 15 acres of woodland in Partnership from Moses Tenannt and wife Frances H. Tennant, also of Kent County. The parcel lies in the North West corner of the roads leading from Masseys Cross Roads to the Head of Sassafras River and from the aforesaid Cross Roads to Georgetown, containing sixty acres, and also fifteen acres of woodland contained and being in the before-mentioned tract called Partnership adjoining the lands of the heirs of the late John Massy (Massey) and John Neuman [spelling ? - GL,III,ed.] Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Cornelius Comegys and Ephraim Vansant; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1810/03/27

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Palmer and wife Sarah Palmer

Stephen Boyer

Adventure

40

BC:6:132

Deed

March 27, 1810: William Palmer of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $520.00 to Stephen Boyer, also of Kent County, all of the tract called Adventure, which Matthew Richardson devised to his son William Richardson and which Matthew Richardson sold to William Palmer, which is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the North East corner of Adventure at a stone as designated for the beginning of William Palmer's land and running South one hundred and forty five perches until it intersects John Richardson's part of Adventure, thence West by and with the line as formerly laid down and dividing between William Richardson and John Richardson forty four and an eighth perches, then North one hundred and forty five perches to the East line of that part which said William Richardson sold to said William Palmer, thence East to the beginning stone, containing forty acres, being one half of the eighty acres which William Richardson sold to William Palmer. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ephraim Vansant and Cornelius Comegys. Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1810/08/31

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

George Reynolds Massey and wife Sarah

John Thomas

London Bridge Renewed

3.0

BC:6:202

Deed

August 31, 1810: George Reynolds Massey, gentleman of New Castle County in the State of Delaware, sells a 3 acre portion of London Bridge Renewed in Bridge Town, Kent County, Maryland for $200.00 to Doctor John Thomas of Kent County in the State of Maryland. Courses, bounded by the following lots and parcels: On the South bounded by the Publick Road leading from Smyrna to Popes Landing on the Chester River, adjoining to and on the North side of said road, and running by and with the most Southerly line of a lot sold by Gilbert Falconar to Helathiel [spelling ? - GL,III,ed.] Ireland and including what is known as Irelands Lot, bounded on the West by land deeded by Gilbert Falconar to Isaac Spencer, bounded on the North by a parcel swold by Gilbert Falconar  to Thomas Gilpin, and on the East by ground conveyed by Gilbert Falconar to Abraham Falconar and William Miers, containing three acres. Witnesses: Cornelius Comegys and Benjamin Massey; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1811/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Casparis Meginniss


Angels Rest Resurveyed

279.13


Patent

1811: Angel's Rest Resurveyed, 279 1/8 Acres.

Images can be seen here.
Certificate - [misfiled]; Patent - IC:C:254

1811/03/19

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Winder Massey

Elijah Massey

Angels Rest

142

BC:6:356

Deed

March 19, 1811: Winder Massey of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland buys a 142 acre portion of Angels Rest for $1.00 from his grandfather Elijah Massey, who purchased the tract from Cornelius Vansant, deceased, who in turn had obtained it from Jacob Gibson.  Ann Massey, mother of Winder Massey, now lives on Angels Rest.  Courses: Beginning at the original beginning of the survey of Angels Rest where now is planted a large stone, and running from there four hundred and twenty perches West to a parcel of stones at the end of the first line of said land, then South fifty four and a half perches, then East four hundred and twenty perches to intersect the home line of the original tract of Angels Rest, then North fifty four and a half perches to the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Cornelius Comegys and Ephraim Vansant; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1811/06/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey

William Redding

Forrest

245

BC:6:448

Deed

June 20, 1811: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $4,000.00 to William Redding, also of Kent County, a portion of the tract called Forrest, the metes and bounds of which are: Beginning at the end of seventy six perches from the beginning of the original survey of Forrest, and on the first line and running North fifty four degrees East fifty eight perches, thence North fourteen perches, thence North fifty four degrees East sixty perches, thence North four degrees West until it intersects the East by North line of the original survey of Forrest, thence with said line to the end thereof, thence South fifty degrees East one hundred and sixty perches to the end of the first line of [Beading] thence South fifty degrees West to the beginning of Forrest, containing two hundred and forty five acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ephraim Vansant and Cornelius Comegys. Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk. [Note: this looks to me like a wash sale ... see the following deed - GL,III, ed.]

1811/06/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Redding

Josiah Massey

Forrest

245

BC:6:450

Deed

June 20, 1811: William Redding of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells back, for the same $4,000.00, to Josiah Massey, also of Kent County, the exact same parcel which Josiah Massey sold to William Redding in the preceding deed, executed the same day.  The metes and bounds are identical, as are the other participants.

1811/07/15
!!!!!!

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey


The Forest and Chester Grove

127.5

BC:6:473

Deed

Page01, Page02, Page03, Page04, Page05. July 15, 1811: Benjamin Massey and John Thomas, Justices of the Peace of Kent County in Maryland, witness a deed of sale of portions of The Forest and Chester Grove in Kent County totaling 127-1/2 acres for $618.00 from Joshua Vansant of the Borough of Wilmington in the State of Delaware and his wife Elizabeth to John Newcomb of Kent County in the State of Maryland. Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1811/07/15

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Winder Massey

Benjamin Massey

Angels Rest

142

BC:6:479

Deed

July 15, 1811 (recorded August 15, 1811): Benjamin Massey, Esquire, of Kent County, buys for £710 the 142 acre tract called Angels Rest from Winder Massey, gentleman of Baltimore County, who had bought the tract from his grandfather Elijah Massey. Courses:  Beginning at the original beginning of the aforesaid Angels Rest where there now is planted a large stone and running from thence four hundred and twenty perches West to a panel of stones at the end of the first line of the said tract of land thence South fifty four and a half perches then East four hundred and twenty perches to intersect [illegible] line of the original tract of said land and North fifty four perches and a half to the beginning containing and laid off for one hundred and forty two acres. Witnesses: Ephraim Vansant and Cornelius Comegys.

1811/07/16

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elijah Massey

Pamela Lambden Massey and Francis Massey

Angels Rest

229

BC:6:476

Deed
July 16, 1811: Elijah Massey, out of love and affection for Pamela Lambden Massey (daughter of Benjamin Massey) and Francis Massey (daughter of James Massey) gives the 229 acre tract called Angels Rest (Elijah's present home) to Pamela and Francis as tenants in common with the proviso that, should Pamela die unmarried before the age of 21, her share of Angels Rest should go to Carolyn Massey (another daughter of Benjamin Massey).  Angels Rest was acquired by Elijah from Thomas Witherspoon and adjoins lands of Casparis Meginniss and Benjamin Massey.  Witnesses: Charles Harding and William Farrell, Junior.  Ben Chambers recorded the deed as Kent County Clerk.

1811/09/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Casparis Meginniss


Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed

279+


Patent

September 17, 1811: McGinnes Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Casparis Meginness, 279 1/8 Acres.

Images can be seen here.


1811/09/22

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey

Winder Massey

Angels Rest

142

BC:7:10

Deed

September 22, 1811: Benjamin Massey, Esquire, in order to secure a debt of £710 owed to Winder Massey, gentleman of Baltimore, sells in a mortgage deed the 142 acre tract called Angels Rest to Winder for $5.00, which sale becomes null and void if Benjamin makes payment of £355 on October 1, 1811 and another payment of £355 on October 1, 1812, plus legal interest.  In the meantime, Benjamin is free to occupy and use the land and premises as he wishes.  Winder Massey had previously obtained the land (on March 19, 1811) from his grandfather and sold it to Benjamin in an earlier transaction. Courses: Beginning at the original beginning of the aforesaid Angels Rest were now there is planted a large stone and running from there thence four hundred and twenty perches West to a parcel of stones at the end of the first line of said tract of land, thence South fifty four perches and a half, thence East four hundred and twenty perches to intersect the home line of the original tract of said land, thence North fifty four perches and a half to the beginning containing and laid off for one hundred and forty two acres. Witnesses: Kent County Justices of the Peace Ephraim VanSant and Cornelius Comegys; Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.

1812/03/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Frederick Boyer

Casparis Meginniss

Smiths Park and Angels Lot

181; 180

BC:7:358

Deed of mortgage to secure a debt

March 17, 1813: Casparis Meginniss of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $5.00 portions of Smiths (Smyths) Park and Angels Lot totaling 361 acres from Frederick Boyer, also of Kent County, to secure a debt of $2,200.00 owed by Mr. Boyer to Mr. Meginniss.  Frederick Boyer can remain on the land without interference if he makes good on the debt within a year, in which case the sale becomes null and void. Witnesses: Jervis Spencer and Samuel Boyer; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1812/12/07

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Casparis Meginniss and wife Martha

Benjamin Massey

Partnership

[not stated]

BC:7:215

Release of mortgage

December 7, 1812: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland completes the purchase of the tract called Partnership from Casparis Meginniss which was initiated August 19, 1805. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Cornelius Comegys and Ephraim Vansant; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1812/12/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Jonathan Vanhorn and wife Elizabeth

Benjamin Massey

Goose Haven

142

BC:7:289

Deed

December 18, 1812: Jonathan Vanhorn and wife Elizabeth of Bucks County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania sell a 142 acre portion of Goose Haven for $876.00 to Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland. Courses: Beginning at a white oak in the woods and running from thence North eighty one degrees West two hundred and eighty two perches to a stone on the West side of the Mill Branch, then South nine and three quarter degrees East one hundred and four and a half perches to a stone, then South eighty seven and one half degrees East by and with the lands of Arthur Whatley two hundred and fifty four perches, then with a straight line to the beginning. Goose Haven descended to Elizabeth, the daughter and heir of William Comegys, from William Comegys, Senior. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Farrell, Jr. and John Thomas; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1813/01/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Winder Massey

Benjamin Massey

Goose Haven

142

BC:7:289

Deed

January 18, 1813: Benjamin Massey of Kent County and State of Maryland buys for $826.87 the 142 acre tract called Goose Haven (said tract inherited by Elizabeth (nee Comegys) Vanhorn from the William Comegys, Senior and her own father William, and adjoining the land of Arthur Wheatley) from Jonathan Vanhorn and wife Elizabeth Vanhorn. Courses: Beginning at a white oak in the woods and running from thence North eighty one degrees West two hundred and eighty two perches to a stone on the west side of the Mill Branch, then South nine degrees and three quarters of the degree East one hundred and four perches and one half of a perch to a stone, thence South eighty seven degrees and one half degree East by and with the lands of Arthur Wheatley two hundred and fifty four perches, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing one hundred and forty two acres. Witnesses: John Thomas and William Farrell, Junior; Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.

1813/02/03

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Winder Massey

Benjamin Massey

Angels Rest

142

BC:7:309

Deed

February 3, 1813: Winder Massey of the city of Philadelphia transfers ownership of the 142 acre tract called Angels Rest back to Benjamin Massey, having received timely repayment of the £710 debt plus legal interest owed by Benjamin to Winder.  Winder previously had been given the land by his grandfather (on March 19, 1811) and subsequently sold it to Benjamin. Courses: Beginning at the original beginning of the aforesaid Angels Rest, where now there is planted a large stone, and running from thence West four hundred and twenty perches to a parcel of stones at the end of the first line of said tract of land, thence South fifty four perches and a half, thence East four hundred and twenty perches to intersect the home line of the original tract of lot of said land, thence North fifty four perches and a half to the beginning and containing and laid out for one hundred and forty two acres. Witnesses: Kent County Justices of the Peace Jervis Spencer and Samuel Boyer; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1813/09/16

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Casparis Meginniss, Esquire

Captain Benjamin Massey

Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed

[not stated]

BC:7:442

Agreement

September 16, 1813: Casparis Meginniss and Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland agree on the boundaries of a tract now called Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed as determined by the following Patent of Reurvey granted September 17, 1811 and performed by Simon Hicks, Esquire, Kent County Surveyor: Beginning at a stone agreed by the parties to be a bounds of these lands and which is now fixed as the beginning of the tract of land called Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, another stone to be set there and marked with the letter "CM" on the North side and "BM" on the South side, and also a locust post marked with twelve notches; thence running North one hundred and a half perches to an old corner stone of the parties, part of Angels Rest, where also must be set a stone and post marked and bound as above as the second of the resurvey, from thence [West ? illegible] four hundred and twenty perches to another old stone of Benjamin Massey and Casparis Meginniss part of Angels Rest, which is said to be in the South line of Angels Rest originally,where now is to be set a stone and post as marked above, to be called the third bound of Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, then North fifteen and three quarter perches to the tract of land called Drugans Delight, then West eleven and a half perches with that land to the tract called Pearces Rambles, then with that tract the two following courses: South one hundred and twenty five perches, then West sixty two perches to Drugans Delight, then South fourteen perches which is said [to be] the East line of Partnership, then with that tract East seventy three and a quarter perches to the South line of the original survey of Angels Rest, then with that tract North twenty two perches to a red oak tree with a swell at the top of the ground, now to be marked with twelve notches and a stone to be set up on the East side marked with the letters "CM" on the North and "BM" on the South and called the fourth bounds of Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, which is the corner of the parties' parts of the original survey of Angels Rest and said to stand in the South line thereof, from thence with a straight line to the beginning, and whence it is not known where the East line of Partnership runs, and that last line is the bounds of Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed.  It is directed that the East line of Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed be [illogical and confusing sentence follows ... - GL,III, ed.] Witnesses: John Hoodall and Simon Hicks, Surveyor of Kent County; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1813/12/30

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Miers

William Gilbert

[not stated]

[not stated]

BC:7:510

Deed of Mortgage to Secure a Debt

December 30, 1813: William Miers, of Kent County in the State of Maryland, in order to secure a bond of $1,600.00 and settle a debt for $800.00 toWilliam Gilbert of Queen Anne's County, mortgages the land situate and lying in Kent County near the Head of Chester where Ebenezer Miers now lives adjoining land belonging to the heirs of John Greenwood, deceased, and known as the land of William Miers, said mortgage to become null and void if the sum of $800.00 plus legal interest is paid to William Gilbert before August 1, 1816. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Edward Eubanks and Jo. Mann; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1814/01/11

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey

James Meredith

Goose Haven

142

BC:8:52

Deed

January 11, 1814 (recorded March 23, 1814): Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth of Kent County and State of Maryland sell for $1,065 a 142 acre tract of land called Goose Haven (previously purchased by Benjamin from Elizabeth {nee Comegys} Vanhorn, to whom it was deeded by her father William Comegys, and adjoining one parcel owned by John Nicoret and another parcel owned by Arthur Wheatley) to James Meredith, once of Queen Anne's County and now of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a white oak tree in the woods and running from thence North eighty one degrees West two hundred and eighty two perches to a stone on the West side of the Mill Branch and the West side of a bank fence, then South nine degrees and three quarters of the degree East one hundred and four perches and one half of a perch to a stone on the west side of a bank fence adjoining the land of John Nicoret, thence South eighty seven degrees and one half of a degree East, thence South eighty seven degrees and one half of the degree East by and with the lands of Arthur Wheatley two hundred and fifty four perches, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing one hundred and forty two acres. Witnesses: Edward Eubanks and Joseph Manor; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1814/12/19

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Miers

William Gilbert

Bardley's Resurvey

200

BC:8:227

Deed

December 19, 1814: William Miers of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $1,200 to William Gilbert of Queen Anne's County all of Bardleys Resurvey and all the tracts of parcels held and owned by William Miers {himself} and occupied by Ebenezer Miers, 200 acres more or less.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Jesse Knock and Edward Eubanks; Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk.

1815/02/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

David Semans

Benjamin Massey

Adventure

18+

BC:8:296

Deed

February 14, 1815 (recorded March 21, 1815): Benjamin Massey, of Kent County and State of Maryland, buys for $180 an 18+ acre tract called Adventure from David Semans of Venice County in the State of New York.  David Semans [Senior] the father of the present grantor, had purchased Adventure from Catherine Semans, one of the daughters and heirs of Lambert Semans, whose father, William Semans, purchased the land from Thomas Ringgold, which land the present David Semans, the grantor within named, took at the valuation which the commissioners duly appointed by the Court of Kent County had determined. Courses: Beginning at a black gum in a small swamp and running from thence South five degrees West twenty four and one half perches to an oak of said land, thence North eighty eight and one half degrees East fifteen perches to a white oak of Solomon Semans' part of said land, thence North two degrees West forty six perches, thence West thirteen perches, thence North two degres West sixteen perches to an oak in William Semans' line, thence South eighty nine degrees West sixty six perches to Benjamin Morrey's land, thence with said Morrey's line south two and a half degrees East and fifteen perches, thence East ten perches and one-eighth of a perch, thence South two and a half degrees East twenty four and a half perches, thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing eighteen acres and eighty perches. Witnesses: Jesse Knock and Edward Eubanks; Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.

1815/03/03

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Connor

Benjamin Massey

half of Burck, all of Peach's Addition and all of French's Lott

64.63

BC:8:298

Deed
March 3, 1815 (recorded March 21, 1815): Benjamin Massey, of Kent County and State of Maryland, buys for $1.00 the combined 64-5/8 acres of three tracts, i.e., one half of Burck, all of Peach's Addition and all of French's Lott, from James Connor and wife Elizabeth, also of Kent County.  Adjoining the tracts are a parcel called Purks and a stream called the Black Pudding Branch. Courses: Beginning at a stone, the original beginning of a tract of land called Purks, and running with that tract south eighty five degrees West one hundred perches, then South ninety perches and a half perch, then East ninety nine perches, thence South fifty eight degrees East thirty two perches to a branch called Black Pudding Branch, then North thirty one degrees and three quarters of a degree East twenty six perches, thence South seventy two degrees and a half West sixteen perches, thence South twenty one degrees and one quarter of a degree West ten perches, thence South fifty two degrees one quarter of a degree West sixteen perches, thence South seven degrees and one quarter of a degree East fourteen perches, thence North fifty five degrees and three quarters of a degree East twelve perches, then north two degrees and one quarter of a degree West thirty one perches, then with a straight line to the beginning containing sixty four acres and five-eighths of an acre. Witnesses: Edward Eubanks and Jesse Knock; Ben Chambers is Kent County Clerk.
1815/03/13

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Stephen Boyer and Frederick Boyer

William Barroll

Angels Lott, Angels Lott Resurveyed, Angels Rest & Spring Garden; Adventure; The Adventure, Peak Level & Heath's Range; and Beasci's [illegible] & Resurvey or Mill Fork

580; 40; 306; and 60

BC:8:492

Deed
March 13, 1815: Stephen Boyer of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $8,000.00 (secured by a bond of $16,000.00) to Frederick Barroll, also of Kent County, payable in two installments of $4,000.00 with legal interest paid on March 1, 1817 and March 1, 1818, the tracts of land called Angels Lott, Angels Lott Resurveyed, Angels Rest, and Spring Garden, as well as the additional tract called Adventure, containing forty acres, that was conveyed to Stephen Boyer by William Palmer by a deed dated March 10, 1810, better described in Liber BC No.6 Folio 132 and 133. Additionally included are the lands now in the possession of William H. Boyer as tenant to the said Frederick Boyer, consisting of The Adventure, Peak Level, and Heath's Range, this part containing three hundred and six acres, it being the plantation that belonged to Thomas Boyer, formerly of Kent County, now deceased, father of Frederick Boyer and Stephen Boyer, who died intestate, that fell to Frederick Boyer as eldest son of Thomas Boyer.  Another two tracts that adjoin the above are included and are Beasci's [illegible] and Resurvey or Mill Fork, which belong to Frederick Boyer and contain sixty acres, and also a number of slaves, including Natt (or Nathaniel) about twenty five years old, George, about twenty years old, Sandy (or Alexander) about eighteen years old, John about sixteen years old, Shaddrock (or Thade) about twelve years old, Luke about twelve years old, Will (or William) about thirteen years old, Joe (or Joseph) about ten years old, Shaddrock (or Shade) about two years old, Boll about thirty five years old, Batt about eighteen years old, and Ann about six years old. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Hodges, Junior and James Arthur; Richard Ringgold is Kent County clerk.

1815/03/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ann Sturgis and Rachel Sturgis

Joshua Massey

Lots No.27 through 29 in Georgetown

[not stated]

BC:8:520

Deed

March 25, 1815: Joshua Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $800.00 from Ann Sturgis and Rachel Sturgis three town lots in Georgetown, No's 27 through 29, that they inherited from Joseph Sturgis, deceased, and that Joseph Sturgis had bought from Nathaniel Tilghman.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Jo. Mann and Edward Eubanks; William Scott is Kent County clerk.
[Note: There are two apparently identical sets of files ... hence, two linked deeds - GL,III, ed.]

1816/04/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ann Sturgis & Rachel Sturgis

William S. Cooper

Partnership

12

BC:8:540

Deed

April 8, 1816: Ann Sturgis and Rachel Sturgis of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $300.00 to William S. Cooper, also of Kent County, all the 12 acre tract called Partnership, lying in Kent County, which was sold under the direction of the High Court of Chancery of Maryland by John Davidson, trustee, for the sale of lands in Kent County which were given to Ann Sturgis and Rachel Sturgis and which are contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone fixed at the West end of a division line between Daniel Toas Massey and Joseph Massey and running thence North eleven and a quarter degrees East fifty five and a half perches to a stone, thence North eighty seven degrees East thirty five annd a quarter perches to another stone, thence North eleven and a quarter degrees West fifty five and a half perches to another stone, and thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing twelve acres. Witness: Justices of the Peace Jesse Knock and Edward Eubanks; William Scott is Kent County clerk.

1816/08/29

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Pearce & wife Catharine Pearce

William S. Cooper

Comegys Resurvey

123+

WS:1:68

Deed
August 29, 1816: Thomas Pearce and his wife Catharine Pearce, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,186.56 to William S. Cooper, also of Kent County, all the 123+ acre tract known as Comegy's (Cornegys) Resurvey, lying in Kent County and contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone marked JB 1788 standing on the West side of the Goose Haven Branch (a.k.a. Old Mill Branch) and running North eleven degrees West one hundred and five perches by and with Augustine Boyer's land until it intersects James Salisbury's land, thence North sixty five and a half degrees East eighty five perches with James Salisbury's land till it intersects the Main Road, thence South fifty nine degrees East thirty two and a half perches with said road, thence South five degrees East twenty five perches, thence South fourteen and a half degrees East four perches, thence South one half degree East one hundred and twenty three perches to a gum in [House] Branch, thence South three and a half degrees East forty six perches, thence South eighty five and a half [degrees] West ninety and three fifths perches to Augustine Boyer's land and the [Old] Mill Branch, thence North eleven degrees East seventy six perches, thence [by] a straight line to the the beginning, containing one hundred and twenty three acres, two roods, and eleven perches. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Robert P. Pennington and James Salisbury; William Scott is Kent County clerk.

1817/01/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Cornelius Comegys

Benjamin Massey

Partnership

5

WS:1:213

Deed

January 18, 1817: Benjamin Massey, Esquire, of Kent County in Maryland buys and holds in trust for Nathaniel Comegys, "true person of color," of Kent County a five acre parcel, part of tract called Partnership in Kent County that was sold by Philip Reed, Esquire, acting as trustee for the estate of William Clark, to Cornelius Comegys, and for which a deed of sale had been drawn up with Nathaniel but for which Nathaniel had been unable to pay.  Benjamin and Nathaniel came to an understanding wherein Benjamin would enter into a new indenture and purchase the parcel for $35.00, which Benjamin completed on the same day.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Redding and James Salisbury; William Scott is Kent County clerk.

1817/04/12

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Cuthbert Hall and wife Eve Hall

Josiah Massey

Jericho, Addition to Cumwhitten, Christophers Beginning, and Fork

363.75

WS:1:288

Deed
April 12, 1817: Josiah Massey, farmer of Kent County in the State of Maryland, buys for $7,290.00 the 364-3/4 acres of the combined parcels, Jericho, Addition to Cumwhitten, Christophers Beginning, and Fork, from Cuthbert Hall, gentleman, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning a stone standing at the original beginning of Jericho and from thence running North eighty two degrees West seventeen perches, thence running South sixty seven and a half degrees West seventy five and a third perches, thence South sixty three and a half degrees West sixteen perches, thence twenty five and a quarter degrees East one and a third perches, thence South sixty seven degrees West thirty one perches, thence South twenty degrees West sixteen links [16/25 perch - GL,III, ed.], thence South sixty six degrees West twenty three perches, thence South sixty nine and a half degrees West twenty perches, thence North fifty six degrees West forty five perches, thence South twenty seven degrees West twenty links, thence North fifty six and a half degrees East sixty three perches, thence North thirty six and a half degrees West one hundred and sixty perches, thence North thirty five degrees West twenty nine perches, thence North forty nine and a half degrees East forty perches, thence thirty seven degrees East ten perches, thence North thirty nine degrees East eighteen and a half perches, thence twenty two and three quarters degrees West forty three and a third perches, thence North forty eight degrees West twenty five and a third perches, thence North fifty four degrees East three and a quarter perches, [thence] East nine perches, [thence] North eighty eight degrees East one hundred and twenty seven and a half perches, thence South one and a quarter degrees East one hundred and eight perches, thence South seven degrees West twenty six perches, thence South eleven degrees East sixty seven and a third perches, thence South sixty eight and a half degrees East fifty eight perches, thence North thirty five and a quarter degrees East six and a quarter perches, thence South sixty and a half degrees East forty perches and twenty links, thence North eighty one and a half degrees East sixty perches, thence South eighty eight degrees East seventeen and a third perches, thence South eighty six degrees East ten perches, thence North eighty seven degrees East forty eight perches, thence South one degrees East sixteen and a half perches, thence South five degrees East twenty perches, thence South eighty two degrees East two and a quarter perches, thence South thirty two and a half degrees East ten and a quarter perches, thence South twenty five degrees East eighteen perches, thence South thirty two degrees East twenty perches, thence with a straight line to the beginning.  Excepted is the quarter acre of an existing graveyard. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Redding and James Salisbury; William Scott is Kent County clerk.

1817/04/12

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Cuthbert Hall and wife Eve

Josiah Massey

Ringgolds Part of the Adventure Resurveyed

50+

WS:1:294

Deed

April 12, 1817: Josiah Massey, farmer of Kent County in the State of Maryland, buys for $500.00 the 50+ acre Ringgolds Part of the Adventure Resurveyed from Cuthbert Hall, gentleman, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at the end of fifty three perches East from the original beginning of that part of the said tract that was bought by Samuel Davis, the father of the late Samuel Davis, Junior by Thomas Ringgold as recorded in the deed dated August 11, 1769,  and running thence the reverse of the home line of the aforesaid deed from the said Ringgold to the said Davis, Est one hundred and eighty seven perches to the part of the said tract formerly belonging to Cornelius Harkins, then with that land North forty three perches, then West one hundred and eighty seven perches to William Turner's part of the said tract, then South forty three perches to the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Redding and James Salisbury; William Scott is Kent County clerk.

1819/06/24

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Henry Wallis and wife Rebecca

Josiah Massey

House & lot

[not stated]

WS:2:443

Deed

June 24, 1819: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $100.00 a house and lot at Georgetown Cross Roads next to his shop from Henry Wallis and his wife Rebecca, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a stone marked "W" standing on  the North side of ther public road leading from Georgetown Cross Roads to Chestertown, Maryland, and running from said stone North seven degrees West thirty two feet nine inches to the North East course of said Josiah Massey's shop, thence by and with the North end of said shop South eighty three degrees West until it comes to Christopher Fields' kitchen, thence South seven degrees East fifteen feet six inches to the South East corner of said kitchen, thence North eighty three degrees East three feet nine inches to said shop, thence South seven degrees East seventeen feet to a stone, thence with a straight line to the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Salisbury and John Hayes; William Scott is Kent County clerk.

1819/09/27

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey and wife Ann

John S. Newman

The Forrest

245

WS:2:520

Deed

September 27, 1819: Josiah Massey, farmer, and wife Ann, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell 245 acres of The Forrest for $5,600.00 to John S. Neuman, farmer, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a bound red oak standing at the end of the first line of a tract called Morentz on the East side of the Prickly Pear Branch in Kent County and running thence North fifty degrees West seventy five perches, then North fifty four degrees East fifty eight perches, then North Fourteen perches, then North fifty four degrees East sixty perches, then North four degrees West until it intersects the East by North line of the said tract, then East by North until it intersects the South fifty degrees east line, then South fifty degrees East one hundred and sixty perches to the end of the first line of Hedding, then South fifty degrees West by and with the said land to the first red oak. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Salisbury and John Hayes; William Scott is Kent County clerk.

1819/09/27

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey and wife Ann Massey

John S. Newman

Addition to the Flower of the Forrest and Moffetts Lot

8+

WS:2:523

Deed
September 27, 1819: Josiah Massey, farmer, and wife Ann, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell Addition to the Flower of the Forrest and Moffetts Lot for $150.00 to John S. Neuman, farmer, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a stone now set up and where it is supposed the South fifty degree East line of Hedding and the North West line of the Flower of the Forrest intersect each other, and running from said line North forty nine degrees West by and with Flower of the Forrest one hundred and forty one perches to James Salisbury bank, then South forty two degrees West by and with the said bank five perches and twenty six links, thence North forty seven degrees nigh, by and with one other bank forty two perches and twenty links, thence South seventy nine and three quarter degrees West thirteen and a quarter perches, which comes to a tract of land called The Forrest, thence with a straight line to the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Salisbury and John Hayes; William Scott is Kent County clerk.

1820/01/27

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Wiley

Jesse Knock

[not stated]

[unknown]

WS:3:253

Deed

January 27, 1820: John Wiley of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $314.94 to Jesse Knock, also of Kent County, the land sold at public auction by Eduard Brown, Esquire, then Sheriff of Kent County, to John Wiley, the land initially possessed of the debtor, William Miers. John Wiley subsequently bargained and conveyed the land to Jesse Knock for the remaining balance of William Miers's debt. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Casparis Meginniss and Edward Eubanks. William Scott is Kent County clerk.

1820/02/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth

William Anderson

Pinacle

64.63

WS:2:352

Deed

February 9, 1820: Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $350.00 the 64-5/8 acre parcel called Pinacle to William Anderson, also of Kent County.  Courses: Beginning at a stone, the original beginning of a tract of land called Burck, and running with that [illegible] South eighty four degrees West one hundred perches, then South ninety and a half perches, then East ninety perches, then South fifty eight degrees East thirty two perches to Black Pudding Branch, then North thirty one and three quarter degrees East twenty six perches, then North seventy two and a half degrees West nineteen perches, then South twenty one and a quarter degrees West ten perches, then North fifty two and a quarter degrees West sixteen perches, then North seven and a quarter degrees East fourteen perches, then North fifty five and three quarter degrees East twelve perches, then North two and a quarter degrees West thirty six perches, then with a straight line to the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Edward Eubanks and Nat. [illegible surname]; William Scott is Kent County clerk.

1820/03/13

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey

Benjamin Masden and Nathan Bunker, d.b.a. Masden & Bunker

Partnership

262

WS:3:227

Mortgage deed to secure a debt
March 13, 1820: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland, in order to secure a debt of $430.41, sells for $5.00 two tracts of land totaling 262 acres to Benjamin Masden and Nathan Bunker, trading as the firm of Masden & Bunker of the City of Philadelphia, the sale to become null and void if the debt is repaid according to the schedule in this deed The parcels were conveyed in one deed, in which Benjamin Massey bought them from Casparis Meginniss, recorded in Liber TW No.3 Folio 299, 300, & 301, dated August 19, 1805. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Edward Eubanks and James Salisbury; William Scott is Kent County clerk.
1821/12/29

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Arthur Seegar and wife Francis Massey Seegar

Benjamin Massey

Angels Rest

1/2 share of 229

WS:3:474

Deed
December 29, 1821: Francis Massey Seegar, wife of Arthur Seegar, (both of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland) having reached the age of twenty one, completes the sale of her share of Angels Rest that had been willed to her and her sister Pamela Lambden Massey by Elijah Massey when Francis was a minor, on April 16, 1811.  Benjamin Massey of Kent County is the buyer, at $3,000.00.  According to the referenced deed, Pamela Lambden Massey is the daughter of Benjamin Massey and Francis Massey is the daughter of James Massey. Witness: Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District of Maryland, [Richard Tilghman] Earle; William Scott is Kent County clerk.
1822/01/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Masden & Bunker

Benjamin Massey

Partnership

262

WS:3:481

Commission to review the deed of release of a mortgage
January 18, 1822: Benjamin Masden and Nathan Bunker of the City of Philadelphia in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania request that a commission review the deed that they executed with Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland in which he sold them for $5.00 the 262 acres in combined tracts of Partnership to secure a debt that he owed the firm of Masden & Bunker.  Commissioners are to be chosen from: John Bartlett, John White, and Henry White, merchants of the City of Philadelphia. Witness: Mr. William L. Rhodes; William Scott is Kent County clerk.
1822/08/07

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey

Joshua W. Massey

Angels Rest, Angels Lot, Partnership, and Spring Garden

154

TW:4:177

Deed
August 7, 1822 (Recorded January 16, 1823): Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for $3,996.00 buys the combined 154 acres of portions of the parcels: Part of a tract of land called Angels Rest, part of a tract of land called Angels Lot, part of a tract of land called Partnership, and part of the tract of land called Spring Garden; said several parts and parcels of land are contained within the following described lines and bounds: Beginning at the end of the third line of Angels Rest and running thence South fifty one and one quarter degrees West three hundred and thirty two perches until it intersects the eleventh line of the survey made by Thomas Gale for Benjamin Massey, thence with said survey South eighty one degrees East ninety four perches, thence South seventy five degrees East sixty and one quarter perches, thence North twenty six and one quarter degrees East fourteen and one fourth perches, thence South seventy three degrees East twelve and four fifths perches, then North twenty eight degrees East one hundred and eighty one and one half perches and North thirty four degrees East sixty five and one quarter perches, thence to the beginning North fifty nine degrees West thirty five and one sixteenth part of a perch, containing and now laid out for one hundred and fifty four acres and six perches. Witnesses: Edward Eubanks and John McDaniel, Justices of the Peace for Kent County. Recorded by Joseph Wickes, Kent County clerk.
1822/08/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joshua W. Massey

Emily Ann Massey

Angels Rest, Angels Lot, Partnership, and Spring Garden

154

TW:4:179

Deed
August 8, 1822 (Recorded January 16, 1823): Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for $3,696.00 the combined 154 acres of parts of the tracts, Angel's Rest, Angel's Lot, Partnership, and Spring Garden from Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in a land swap between Ebenezer T. Massey and Emily Ann Massey of Kent County and Joshua W. Massey and Pamela Lambden Massey of Queen Anne's County, said swap being made possible by Act of the Legislature of Maryland passed February 21st, 1822, Chapter 164, and endorsed as to the equivalence in value of the lands by a commission formed of James Parker, Mr. Osborne, and William Moffitt. Courses: Beginning at the end of the third line of Angels Rest and running thence South fifty one and one quarter degrees [illegible] three hundred and thirty two perches until it intersects the eleventh line of the survey made by Thomas Gale for Benjamin Massey, thence with the said survey South eighty one degrees East ninety four perches, thence South seventy five degrees East sixty and one fourth perches, thence North twenty six and three fourths degrees East fourteen and one fourth perches, thence South seventy three degrees East twelve and three fifths perches, thence North twenty eight degrees East one hundred eighty and one half perches, thence North thirty five degrees East sixty one and one fourth perches, thence to the beginning North fifty nine degrees West thirty five and one sixteenth part of a perch, containing and now laid out for one hundred and fifty four acres and six perches. Witnesses: Edward Eubanks and John McDaniel, Justices of the Peace for Kent County. Recorded by Joseph Wickes, Kent County clerk.

1823/01/30

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joshua W. Massey and Pamela L. Massey.

Benjamin H. Massey and Caroline E. Massey

Angels Lot

139.5

TW:4:188

Deed

January 30, 1823: Joshua W. Massey and Pamela L. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $1.00 to Benjamin Massy (Massey) for his natural life and Caroline E. Massy (Massey) for ever a 139-1/2 acre portion of Angels Lot that Pamela L[ambden] Massey was given by her grandfather Elijah Massy (Massey). Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Edward Eubanks and John McDaniel; Joseph Wickes is Kent County clerk.

1823/03/03

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Bradshaw

Josiah Massey and Joseph Ireland, Jr.

Lot 75, Chestertown


TW:4:232

Deed

March 3, 1823: James Bradshaw sells for $5 to Joseph Ireland, Junior, and Josiah Massey   ... Michael Smith & William Palmer ... Lot No. 75, Chestertown ...

1823/04/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Barroll

Stephen Boyes

Tracts too numerous to mention

[not stated]

TW:4:231

Release of Mortgage

April 8, 1823: William Barroll of Kent County in the State of Maryland releases for the further payment of $1.00 by Stephen Boyer, also of Kent County, the mortgage which Stephen Boyer executed and has recently satisfied. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William S. Lassell and William [illegible surname]. H. Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1823/07/23

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Comegys and wife Ellen

John Turner, Junior

London Bridge Renewed

204.5

TW:4:282

Deed

July 28, 1823: Benjamin Comegys and wife Ellen, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, swell for $1,090.00 a 204-1/2 acre portion of London Bridge Renewed to John Turner, Junior, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a stone standing at or near the end of the first line of a tract of line described by the deed of sale from Daniel Massey and wife, since deceased, to Gilbert Falconar, also since deceased, and running from said stone North forty six and a half degrees East sixty four perches, then North twenty four degrees East twelve perches, then North fourteen and three quarter degrees East thirty four perches, then North forty four and a half degrees East twenty five perches to the line of the original tract of land called London Bridge Renewed, and then with that line South forty eight degrees East two hundred and thirty two perches to Gilpins mill pond, then down by and with the said mill pond, South fifty one and three quarter degrees West nineteen perches, then South six and three quarters degrees West six perches, then South twenty one degrees East eleven perches, then South thirty seven and a half degrees West eight perches, then South eighty degrees West fourteen perches, then North seventy six and a half degrees West eight perches, then South thirty degrees West fifty two perches, then South twenty six degrees East fifty four perches, then South forty two and three quarter degrees East eight perches to the mill race, then South sixty seven and a half degrees West sixteen perches, then North forty eight degrees West fifty five and a half perches to the little mill pond, then up by and with the same North four degrees West,  twelve perches, then North seventy one degrees West eleven  perches, then North forty six and a half degrees East nine perches, then North fifteen degrees East nineteen perches, then North eleven [illegible last line of page 282] and three quarter degrees West fourteen perches, then North fifty three and one quarter degrees West eight perches, then North sixteen degrees West sixteen perches, then North nine degrees East four perches, then North sixteen and three quarter degrees West eight and a quarter perches, to a white oak tree standing by the side of the said pond, then across the said pond, South seventy two and three quarter degrees West sixteen and a half perches, then down the said pond on the West side thereof and binding with the same South sixty two and a half degrees East twelve perches, then South fourteen and three quarter degrees West fourteen perches, then South six degrees East sixteen perches, then South thirty nine and a half degrees East sixteen perches, then South fifty five degrees West twenty five and a third perches to the second line of the said Daniel Massey-Gilbert Falconar land deed, and then with the said line to the aforesaid place of beginning, now laid out for two hundred and four and a half acres, excepting thirty square feet laid out for Daniel Massey and heirs  [as a burial ground - GL,III,ed.] Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Michael Smith and John McDaniel; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1823/08/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey

Ebenezer T. Massey

Angels Rest, Angels Lot, Partnership, and Spring Garden

384

TW:4:178

Deed
August 9, 1822 (Recorded January 16, 1823): Ebenezer Thomas Massey buys for $12,218.75 the combined 384 acre parcels, including Angel's Rest, Angel's Lot, Partnership, and Spring Garden, from Benjamin Massey.  Courses: Part of a tract of land called Angels Rest and part of a tract of land called Angels Lot and a part of a tract of land called Partnership and part of a tract of land called Spring Garden: said several parcels of land are contained within the following described lines and bounds: Beginning for the [illegible] thereof at a certain stone planted at the end of the third line of Angels Rest of which stone is likewise a boundary of Meginniss's land and running from there West four hundred and twenty perches to a bounded oak, thence South twenty and one fourth perches to the East line of Partnership, thence West one hundred and thirty three perches to the North by East line of Partnership, and South by West ninety six and one half perches, thence East one hundred ninety six and one half perches to a road leading from Georgetown [illegible] road to Massey's Crossroads, then with said road South twenty two and one half degrees East twelve perches, thence South thirty six degrees East fourteen perches and South fifty two and one half degrees East eighteen perches and South seventy six degrees East thirty seven perches, thence South fifty five degrees East thirty four perches, thence South eighty one degrees East twenty four perches, thence to the beginning in a straight line containing and now laid out for three hundred and eighty four acres [illegible] and 24 perches of land. Also another tract of land containing four acres being a part of Partnership which said tract of land said Benjamin Massey purchased of Cornelius Comegys in which he, said Cornelius Comegys, purchased of Philip [illegible] trustee for the estate of William [illegible]. Witnesses: Edward Eubanks and John McDaniel, Justices of the Peace for Kent County. Recorded by Joseph Wickes, Kent County clerk.
1824/05/30

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Masden and Nathaniel Bunker

Ebenezer T. Massey

Partnership

262

TW:4:420

Commission
May 30, 1824: Benjamin Masden and Nathaniel Bunker of the City of Philadelphia authorize the Clerk of Kent County to set up a commission to authorize the execution of a deed of transfer to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland for land conveyed in a mortgage recorded by deed on January 7, 1820. Accordingly, Thomas Worrell, Esquire, Clerk of Kent County Court is hereby authorized to direct the commissioners Samuel Spackman, John White and John J. Caroling, Junior, merchants of the City of Philadelphia to take, receive and certify [the] acknowledgement.  Witnesses: James L. Reinbold and Thomas A. Alexander; recorded by Thomas Worrell, Kent County clerk. [Note: the previous commission was set up to review a sale to Benjamin Massey; in the interim, Benjamin sold the land, presumably the two portions of Partnership totaling 262 acres, to Ebenezer T. Massey - GL,III,ed.]

1824/09/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth

Solomon Simans

[The] Adventure

18

TW:4:476

Deed

September 20, 1824: Benjamin Massy (Massey) and wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $94.00 to Solomon Simons, also of Kent County, a portion of [The] Adventure which the said Benjamin Massey had purchased from David Simans, Junior. Courses: Beginning at a black gum standing in a small swamp and running thence South five degrees West seventy four and a half perches to a white oak on the line of Solomon Simans' land, thence North two degrees West forty six perches, thence West thirteen perches, thence North two degrees West sixteen perches to an oak in William Simans' line, thence South eighty nine degrees West sixty six perches to Benjamin Mooney's land, thence with the said Mooney's line South two and a half degrees East fifteen perches, thence [what direction ? GL,III,ed.] ten and one eighth perches, thence South two and a half degrees East seventy four perches, thence with a straight line to the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace George C. Sanders and Christopher Hale; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1824/10/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Jesse Knock

William Miers

[not stated]

[not stated]

TW:4:491

Deed

October 9, 1824: William Miers of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for a nominal sum from Jesse Knock, also of Kent County, the land which John Wiley, deceased, sold to Jesse Knock by deed recorded in Liber WS No. 3, folio 253, 254, & 255 subject to the condition that Jesse Knock can keep the land until his outlay of $314.93 had been received as profit thereon, and which is now apparent. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Isaac Hines and John McDaniel. [The name of the Kent County clerk, Thomas Worrell, had been inadvertently obliterated in the digital record, but has been reconstituted from the immediately preceding deed. GL,III,ed.]

1824/11/11

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Masden and Nathan Bunker

Ebenezer T. Massey

Partnership

262

TW:4:580

Authorization of a release of mortgage
November 11, 1824: Benjamin Masden and Nathan Bunker of the City of Philadelphia are issued the authorization of a commission set up to review the transfer of land previously sold by deed of mortgage to Benjamin Massey.  Benjamin then independently sold the land to Ebenezer T. Massey.  The commissioners are Samuel Spackman, John White, and John Harding, Junior, Esquire of the City of Philadelphia. Richard Tilghman Earle, Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District of Maryland is the witness; Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.
1825/03/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey

Ebenezer T. Massey



TW:4:581
see TW:4:580

Indenture

March 25, 1825: Benjamin Massey sells certain land to Ebenezer T. Massey through the intermediaries Benjamin Masden & Nathan Bunker, the rights and title to those lands obtained by deed bearing date January 7, 1820, contingent on the payment since made of $3,430.41 with interest by Benjamin Massey to
Benjamin Masden & Nathan Bunker.

1827/03/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey and wife Ann

William Palmer

Fork; and Jericho

225+

JNG:1:40

Deed

March 17, 1827: Josiah Massey and wife Ann of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $1.00 to William Palmer, also of Kent County, the following tracts: All of Fork and part of Jericho, lying on the West side of the main road leading from Georgetown to New Market: Beginning at the beginning of Palmer's Purchase of Hurth and running with the main road South twenty seven degrees West forty six perches, [thence] South thirty one [degrees] West ninety five and a half perches, thence North fifty six and a half [degrees] West seventy three and a half perches, [thence] North thirty two [degrees] East fifty three perches, [thence] South thirty six and a half [degrees] West one hundred and fifty perches, [thence] South thirty five [degrees] West twenty nine perches, [thence] North forty nine and a half [degrees] East forty perches, [thence] North forty seven [degrees]East ten perches, [thence] North twenty two and three quarter [degrees] West forty three and one quarter perches, [thence] North forty eight [degrees] West twenty five and one third perches, [thence] North fifty four [degrees] East three and a quarter perches, [thence] East nine perches, [thence] North eighty eight [degrees] East one hundred and twenty seven and a half perches, [thence] South half a degree West one hundred and thirty five [perches], and then South three tenths of a perch, South eleven degrees East forty six perches, [thence] South forty four and a half [degrees] East two perches, from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing two hundred and twenty five acres, three zoads, eighteen perches. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William F. Gleaves and Joseph Ireland, Jr.; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1827/03/30

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey and Joseph Ireland, Junior

Michael Smith, William Palmer, and James Bradshaw

[not stated]

[not stated]

TW:4:1078

Deed
March 30, 1827: Josiah Massey and Joseph Ireland, Junior, of Kent County in the State of Maryland, with the consent of William Palmer and James Bradshaw, sell the lands mentioned in a separate deed of trust dated March 3, 1823, to Michael Smith, also of Kent County. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William S. Lassell and E.B. Gibbs; recorded by Joseph N. Gordon, Kent County clerk. [Note: The Land Records Index directs me to TW:4:231, which is another deed with a slightly later date and for a different transaction between other people - GL,III, ed.]

1828/03/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Augustin Hall

Ebenezer T. Massey

[not stated]

17

JNG:1:236

Deed

March 8, 1828: Augustin Hall, free Negro of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells the 17 acre lot whereon he now lives for $125.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey, also of Kent County.  The land lies in Kent County on the road leading from Masseys Cross Roads to Georgetown Cross Roads and is the parcel which the aforesaid Augustin Hall purchased from William Glascow and wife in January 1800. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace George C. Sanders and Lemuel Vansant; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1829/03/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Sheriff Morgan Browne on behalf of Josiah Massey

William Palmer

Jericho; Comwhitton; and Christophers [Beginning]

364

JNG:1:487

Forced public sale to settle a court judgment
March 14, 1829: Sheriff Morgan Browne of Kent County in the State of Maryland executes a writ of fieri facias wherein Ephraim Vansant obtained a judgment against Josiah Massey, late of Kent County as the sum of $433.66 and $4.89-1/3 for damages plus $6.23 for costs for delay of execution, and so a public sale was held of the tracts Jericho, Comwhitton, and Christophers, totaling 364 acres, which Josiah Massey had obtained from Cuthbert Hall by deed dated March 11, 1817. However, no one appeared to make a bid; in a later public sale William Palmer appeared to make a bid and obtained the land for a high bid of $1,634.56. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Harrison and David Arthur; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1830/03/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Thomas

Ebenezer T. Massey

[not stated]

500

JNG:2:156

Deed of forced sale in bankruptcy

March 18, 1830: William Thomas ([son ?] of John) of Kent County in the State of Maryland, in order to take advantage of the bankruptcy laws of Maryland, transfers for 5/- to Ebenezer T. Massey, also of Kent county, the 500 acre parcel in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, that was formerly owned by Lewis Blackiston, deceased, from whom William Thomas leased the land, and against which Samuel G. Gibson has executed a lien for a large sum of money.  Also included is a one acre lot which William Thomas had purchased from Richard Lacy (free Negro) as well as the following list of personal property which have been conveyed to Alexander C. Cosden by Bill of Sale: One [illegible], ten trunks, one [illegible], one tin canister, one silver ladle, thirty six silver spoons, one pair of silver sugar tongs, one bureau, one small stove, and one pianoforte. Excluded are wearing apparel and bedding for himself and family. Ebenezer T. Massey also acquires Mr. Thomas's debts in this transaction.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Bradshaw and William Camp; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1830/10/06

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer T. Massey

Augustin Hall

residence

17

JNG:2:333

Indenture

October 6, 1830: Ebenezer T. Massey completes the sale of the parcel on which the freed slave Augustin Hall resides, and for which  E.T. Massey financed its $60 acquisition fee, purchased by Augustin Hall from William Glasgow & wife.
1831/06/06

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Palmer and wife Sarah Palmer

Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey, Junior

Jericho, Christophers Beginning, Addition to Cumwhitten; and Ringgolds Adventure

137+; 137+;and 50

JNG:2:414

Deed
June 6, 1831: William Palmer and wife Sarah of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $600.00 several parcels of land totalling 187+ acres to Thomas Orkney Denny Massey and Josiah Massey Junior, the children of Josiah Massey and Ann Massey.  Courses for the first group, consisting of Jericho, Christophers Beginning, and Addition to Cumwhitten: Beginning at a stone set up at the beginning of Jericho and running with the oak fencing North eighty two degrees West seventeen perches, then South sixty seven and a half degrees West seventy five and a third perches, then South sixty three and a half degrees West sixteen perches, then South twenty five and a quarter degrees East one and q third perches, then South sixty seven degrees West thirty one perches, then South sixty six degrees West twenty three perches, then South sixty nine and a half degrees West twenty perches, then North fifty six degrees West forty five perches to the middle of the main road leading from Georgetown to New Market, then by and with said road North thirty one degrees East ninety five and a half perches, then North twenty seven degrees East forty six perches, then North thirty five and a quarter degrees East six and a quarter perches, then South sixty and a half degrees East forty and eight tenths degrees, then North eighty one degrees East sixty perches, then South eighty eight degrees West seventeen and one third perches, then with the oak fencing South eighty six degrees East ten perches, then North eighty seven degrees East forty eight perches, then South five degrees East twenty perches, then South eighty two degrees East two and a quarter perches, then South thirty two and a half degrees East ten and a quarter perches, then South twenty five degrees East eighteen perches, then South thirty two degrees East twenty perches, and from thence to the beginning, containing one hundred and thirty seven acres and three roods, mainly being the lands conveyed to William Palmer by Morgan Browne, then late Sheriff of Kent County, bearing deed the date of February 16, 1829; see Liber JNG No.1 Folio 489, and also by Charles B. Tilden with deed of January 30, 1830.  Another parcel herein conveyed is Ringgolds Adventure or Ringgolds Part of the Adventure Resurveyed, containing fifty acres, which William Palmer acquired from Charles B. Tilden by deed bearing date January 30, 1830, and described in a deed from Samuel Davis to Cuthbert Hale dated March 19, 1803. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Robert B. Pennington and Henry Hurtt; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1831/10/07

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Hannah Riley

David Cummins

Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths Park; and a woodland

400

JNG:2:458

Deed of transfer of a mortgage
October 7, 1835: Hannah Riley signs over for $300.00 to David Cummins all her right, title and interest in the mortgage deed dated January 23, 1835, executed with Ebenezer T. Massey (JNG:3:514) that covers the parcels, Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths (Smyths) Park; and a woodland, totaling 400 acres. Witness: Justice of the Peace C.R. Hackett; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1833/03/12

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Perry Massey

Joseph Oliver & Walter Covington


2

JNG:3:341

Indenture

March 12, 1833: Perry Massey, free negro, mortages his two acre property (adjoining land of John Greene & Jacob Riley) to Joseph Oliver of Queen Anne's County and Walter Covington of Kent County to cover his debt of $54.32 to be paid in two equal installments by March 12, 1835.

1833/03/19

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Myers and wife Ann

Perry Massey

Bardleys Gift

2+

JNG:3:112

Deed

March 19, 1833: William Myers and wife Ann of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell Bardleys (Bordleys) Gift for $24.80 to Perry Massey, free Negro, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at the North East corner of a lot belonging to Benjamin Riley, free Negro, on the East side of the Dead Branch at a stone there planted and running North sixty and a half degrees West twenty five and six tenths perches, [then] North seventy eight degrees West sixteen perches, [then] North twenty two and a half degrees East eight perches, then South sixty seven and a half degrees East thirty nine and eight tenths perches, [then] South sixteen degrees East nine perches to the place of beginning, containing two acres and ten perches. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John McDaniel and William Millan; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1833/08/06

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John B. Eccleston

Ebenezer T. Massey

[not stated]

2

JNG:3:189

Deed of forced sale in probate to satisfy liens

August 6, 1833: John B. Eccleston, acting as Trustee for Chancery Court, sells for $5.00 a 2 acre parcel of land formerly owned by Thomas Numberg, deceased, late of Kent County, along with debts owed by Mr. Numberg, to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County.  The land is located at Massey's Cross Roads in Kent County, being a lot formerly owned by Mary Newnam, deceased. Thomas Numberg had bought the Newnam property under a commission from Kent County Court but had failed to satisfy several bonds given to the heirs of Mary Neenam; hence this forced sale, wherein Mr. Massey becomes obliged to settle the debt and discharge the liens instead. Certified by: Justices of the Peace William T. Lysell and Carl L. Thandberg.

1834/03/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Mary Thomas

Ebenezer T. Massey

London Bridge Renewed

5

JNG:3:354

Deed

March 18, 1834: Mary Thomas of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $2,000.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey part of the parcel called London Bridge Renewed, which was conveyed by Ann Thomas to James Parker and Catherine Parker, his wife, with provisions in favor of Catherine, reference being to the deed dated July 11,1827 and to her Will of the same date.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John McDaniel and William Millan; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1834/05/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joseph Wright and wife Ann Eliza Wright

John Turner, Junior

London Bridge Renewed

204.5

TW:4:410

Deed

May 8, 1834: Joseph Wright and wife Ann Eliza Wright, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,090.00 to John Turner, Junior, also of Kent County a portion of the tract called London Bridge Renewed that is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone at or near the end of the first line of a tract the deed between Daniel Massey and wife, sonce deceased, to Gilbert Falconar, also deceased, and running from said stone North forty six and a half degrees East sixty four perches, then North twenty eight and a quarter degrees East twenty perches, then North twenty four degrees East twelve perches, then North fourteen and three quarter degrees East twenty five perches to the line of the original tract called London Bridge Renewed, and then with that line South forty eight degrees East two hundred and thirty two perches to Gilpin's Mill Pond, then down by and with the said mill pond [South] fifty one and three quarter degrees West nineteen perches, then South six and three quarter degrees West sixteen perches, then South twenty one degrees East eleven perches, then South thirty seven and a half degrees West eight perches, then South eighty degrees West fourteen perches, then North twenty six and a half  degrees West Eight perches, then South thirty degrees West fifty two perches, then South twenty six degrees East fifty four perches, then South forty two and three quarter degrees East eight perches to the mill race, then South sixty seven and a half degrees West sixteen perches, then North forty eight degrees West fifty five and a half perches to the little mill pond, then up by and with the same North four degrees West twelve perches, then North seventy one degrees West eleven perches, then North forty six and a half degrees East nine perches, then North fifteen degrees East nineteen perches, then North eleven and a quarter degrees West fourteen perches, then North fifty three and a quarter degrees West eight perches, then North sixteen degrees West sixteen perches, then North nine degrees East four perches, then North sixteen and three quarter degrees West eight and a quarter perches to a white oak tree standing by the side of of the said pond, then across the pond South seventy two and three quarter degrees West sixteen and a half perches, then down the said pond on the West side thereof and bending with the same South sixty two and a half degrees East twelve perches, then South fourteen and three quarter degrees West fourteen perches, then South six degrees East sixteen perches, then South thirty nine and a half degrees East sixteen perches, then South fifty five degrees West twenty five and a third perches to the second line of the tract described in the Daniel Massey and wife deed, and then with the said line to the place of beginning, containing two hundred and four and a half acres. Excepted [still ! - GL,III, ed.] are thirty square feet of ground reserved to Daniel Massey and his heirs. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Michael Smith and John McDaniel. Thomas Worrell is Kent County clerk.

1834/09/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel C. Meginniss and wife Ann Meginniss

Emily Ann Massey

Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot, Smiths Park, Spring Garden, and Partnership

475

JNG:3:436

Deed
September 17, 1834: Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys, for $4,500.00 from Samuel C. Meginniss and wife Ann Meginniss of Queen Anne's County, the tracts called Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot, Smiths (Smyths) Park, and 20 acres of woodland in Spring Garden and Partnership.  The lands were devised to Samuel C. Meginniss and Hannah Riley by Casparis Meginniss, late of Kent County by his Will dated February 9, 1828. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John McDaniel and William Millan; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1834/12/22

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Hannah Riley

Ebenezer T. Massey

Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths Park; and a woodland

400

JNG:3:501

Deed
December 22, 1834: Hannah Riley of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $4,500.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey portions of the following tracts: Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths (Smyths) Park; and a 20 acre woodland adjoining a woodlot owned by Samuel Carlock, being the same lands devised to the said Hannah Riley and Samuel C. Meginniss by the Will of their father, Casparis Meginniss, late of Kent County, dated February 9, 1828.  Courses: Beginning ast a stone which stands at the end of the first line of that part of Angels rest which formerly belonged to Richard Gibson, and running from thence South fifty nine degrees East thirty five and three quarter perches to the public road leading from Massey's Cross Roads to the head of Sassafras [River], thence by and with said road thirty nine and a half degrees East one hundred perches, thence North twenty two degrees East eight perches, [then] North sixteen degrees East one hundred and thirty three and one sixth perches, [then] North forty eight and three quarter degrees West fifty one and a quarter perches, thence South forty three degrees West one hundred twenty four and a half perches, thence South nineteen degrees West forty two perches, thence West four hundred and twenty perches, thence North fifteen and three quarter perches, thence West eleven and a half perches, then South one hundred and twenty five perches, [thence] West sixty two perches, thence South fourteen perches, thence East seventy three and a half perches, thence North twenty two perches, thence East four hundred and twenty perches to the beginning, containing four hundred acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Rich. Semans and C.R. Hackett; Joseph N.  Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1835/01/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer T. Massey

Hannah Riley

Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths Park; and a woodland

400

JNG:3:514

Deed of mortgage to cover a debt
January 20, 1835: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $5.00 to Hannah Riley, also of Kent County, the tracts for which he promised to pay $4,500.00 in a deed dated December 22, 1834: Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths (Smyths) Park; and a woodland, totaling 400 acres.  The debt is to be paid in installments and be fully paid with legal interest by January 1, 1839, in which case the sale of the listed tracts becomes null and void. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace C.R. Hackett and Rich. Semans; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County Clerk.

1835/03/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William R. Massey

Henry Bruce

[not stated]

[not stated]

JNG:3:516

Mortgage to secure a debt

March 18, 1835: William R. Massey of the City and County of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sells for $1.00 to Henry Bruce of the same place to cover a debt of $678.06 that Massey owes Bruce.  The stated collateral is the real estate on the Eastern Shore of Maryland comprising the estate of Joshua W. Massey, deceased. The due date is one month from the date of the present deed; if the debt is paid, the sale becomes null and void. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Mitchell and Samuel Pickering; certification by Thomas Kell, Clerk of Baltimore City Court; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1835/11/02

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer T. Massey and Stephen Boyer

Samuel Hurlock

His Lordships Gracious Grant & Adventure

176 & 161+

JNG:4:87

Deed
November 2, 1835: Commissioners Ebenezer T. Massey and Stephen Boyer of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $5.00 to Samuel Hurlock 337+ acres (worth $3,779.925) of the tracts called [The Remains of] His Lordships Gracious Grant and two lots in [The] Adventure. Samuel Hurlock petitioned the Kent County Court that Mary Newman died intestate, leaving these lands to her minor children: Nathan, James and Lorenzo Newman, and to William and Elizabeth Newman, but that William Newman improperly (because of the minority of three of the children) sold the real estate to Samuel Hurlock in a deed dated December 30, 1834. The commissioners (originally Ebenezer T. Massey, Stephen Boyer, and the late George Meginniss) had evaluated the lands in question and decided that they be sold in their entirety (rather than breaking them up among the heirs) and the proceeds divided proportionately among the heirs.  Consequently, they sold His Lordhips Gracious Grant to Samuel Hurlock for $15.00 per acre and 32+ acres of the land called [The] Adventure to Samuel Hurlock at $5.75 per acre, and another plot at $4.875 [per acre]. Courses for His Lordhips Gracious Grant: Beginning at the end of the first line of Joseph Caldre's part of said land that is South three degrees East seventy five perches from a stone by the side of the road leading from Massey's cross Roads to The Chapple, it being a corner of Reginald Blackiston's land and running from thence South seventy two and three quarter degrees East one hundred and twenty five and a third perches, then North eighty nine degrees East forty eight perches, then North eighty nine degrees East sixty two perches, then South three degrees East one hundred and eight perches, then South seventy one and a half degrees West thirty six perches, then West twenty eight perches, then North eighty and a half degrees West thirty perches, then South eighty five degrees West sixty six perches, then North sixty degrees West thirty two perches, then North seventy five degrees West eighty perches, then South twenty seven degrees West fifteen and a half perches, then South fifty eight degrees West nine and a half perches to an oak on Blackiston's line, and from thence North three degrees West one hundred and sixty two perches to the beginning, containing one hundred and seventy six acres.  Courses for the two lots comprising parts of [The] Adventure: Beginning at the North West corner of the lot sold by the commissioners to Casparis Meginniss and running from thence South one degrees East one hundred and sixteen+ perches, then South eighty nine degrees, thirty seven minutes West eighty eight and six tenths perches, then North three quarters of a degree West one hundred and seventeen and two tenths perches, then South eighty eight and a half degrees East eighty seven perches to the beginning, containing sixty four acres and sixty three and one fifth perches, and bounded on the South East by the lands of John and William Richardson's heirs, on the South West by lands belonging to the heirs of Mary Newman, on the North West by lands that formerly belonged to Joseph Calder and wife, and on the South East by a lot of land sold by the said commissioners to the said Casparis Meginniss. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Millan and John McDaniel; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1837/03/07

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James F. Browne

Pamela L. Massey

Rumford

120

JNG:4:433

Deed of sale for back taxes

March 7, 1837: James F. Browne, formerly tax collector for Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells at auction the 120 acre tract called Rumford to settle a tax bill of $3.12 owed by the heirs of Joshua W. Massey. Pamela L[ambden] Massey is the high bidder at $6.00 through her agent Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace W.P. Matthews and Ira F. Younger; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1837/07/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Philip B. Travilla

William F. Smith (Smyth)

Free Gift; Chance and Chester Grove; and Partnership

344

JNG:5:55

Deed
July 25, 1837: Philip B. Travilla, formerly Sheriff of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells for $5.00 and the assumption of various damages and costs to William F. Smith (Smyth), also of Kent County, the tracts called [First Part of] Free Gift; Chance and Chester Grove; and Partnership, totaling 344 acres, in order to satisfy a writ of fieri facias issued for the plaintiffs Presby Spruance, Enoch Spruance, Matthias George, and Benjamin S. Elliott against Charles W. Bridles, formerly of Kent County, by Kent County Court in Chestertown.  Ann Bridle, formerly Ann Massey, retains a one third interest in the lands as wife of Charles W. Bridles. The tract Free Gift (209 acres) was devised by Thomas Cooper to William S. Cooper by his Will dated November 8, 1788; the tract called Chance and Chester Grove (123 acres) was deed by Thomas Pearce to William S. Cooper dated July 25, 1816; and the partial tract named Partnership (12 acres) was deeded from Ann Sturgis and Rachel Sturgis to William S. Cooper on March 1, 1816. All of these lands were devised to Ann Bridles (then Ann Massey) by William S. Cooper in his Will dated April 20, 1819, subject to the life estate of Ann Smith, then Ann Cooper, in one third part of said lands, as by the said Will of William S. Cooper. William F. Smith became the highest bidder in the requisite auction.  Witness: John B. Eccleston; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1837/11/07

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Hannah Riley, Nathaniel Meginnis, and Bethsheba Meginnis; and David Cummins

Ebenezer T. Massey

Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths Park; and a woodland

400

JNG:5:134

Deed of release of a mortgage
November 7, 1837: Hannah Riley, Nathaniel Meginnis, and Barsheba Meginnis of Kent County in the State of Delaware and David Cummins of Kent County in the State of Maryland release to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County, Maryland, the lands which Ebenezer T. Massey had mortaged to Hannah Riley in a deed of mortgage dated January 20, 1835 (JNG:3:514-516): Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths (Smyths) Park; and a woodland, totaling 400 acres, which Casparis Meginniss had devised to her and Casparis C. Meginniss in his Will dated February 9, 1828. In another deed (JNG:2:458-461) Hannah Riley indemnified Nathaniel Meginnis, and Barsheba Meginnis against all manner of harm that should arise because of her guardianship of Casparis M. Riley.  Hannah Riley also signed over her interest in the $4,500.00 mortgage to David Cummins in a deed (JNG:4:60). Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John McDaniel and C.R. Haskell; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1839/01/04

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey

Joseph Dodson

[not stated]

2

JNG:6:67

Deed to settle a debt
January 4, 1839: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $600.00 to Joseph Dodson of Cecil County a two acre tract located near Massey's Cross Roads that was sold to Ebenezer T. Massey by decree of the Chancery Court of Maryland by John B. Eccleston as trustee for the disposal of the real estate of Thomas Numbus, deceased, for the payment of his debts. The land was formerly owned by Mary Newman; and after her death it was purchased by Thomas Numbus. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace C.W. Hackett and Samuel E. [illegible surname]; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1839/05/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer T. Massey

Wiliam A. Brice

Mansion Farm & Forrest Farm, Bright Helmstead, and Pearce's Meadows & Phillip's Neglect

200.75; 211+; and 56+

JNG:6:128

Deed
May 8, 1839: Ebenezer T. Massey, Nathaniel Meginniss, Joseph Moffett, and Ebenezer Welch, commissioners of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell to William A. Brice, also of Kent County, in response to the petition of William A. Brice, Simon W. Boyer and his wife Sarah Adelaid Boyer, alleging that James Brice, late of Kent County, possessed lands in Kent County containing a total of about five hundred acres, and stating that William A. Brice and Sarah Adelaid Brice, together with Elizabeth Ann Amelia Brice were the only children of the decedent, but as Elizabeth Ann Amelia Brice was a minor, no division had yet been made, which the petitioners now ask the Court to undertake. The lands, known as the Mansion Farm, are worth about $10.25 per acre, making the value $2,458.36; the lands, known as Forest Farm, worth about $10.00 per acre, amounts  to about $2,716.00.  William A.Brice, as the eldest, chose to take all the lands at issue and to issue bonds for the proper shares of the other heirs to settle their claims against the estate of James Brice.  The courses for these lands are: Beginning at a stone on the South side of the public road leading from the Head of Sassafras to Georgetown Cross Roads and also the beginning of the tract of land which James Brice purchased of Robert Clothier and running with said land South fifty one and a half degrees East two hundred and sixteen perches to a stone, it being a corner of the land of said James Brice's purchase of Robert Clothier, then North nineteen and a half degrees East one hundred and seventy two perches to a stone near the corner of Davis's Industry near the edge of the waters of Ally's Mill Pond, then North thirty one and a half degrees East sixty seven perches to the beginning of Mill Fork, then North seventy one degrees West one hundred and thirteen perches to the aforesaid road, then with said road South fifty five degrees West eighty perches, then South fifty and a half degrees West ninety six perches, then South forty and a half degrees [West or East ?] twelve perches to the first beginning, containing two hundred and three quarter acres. Also, another tract called Bright Helmstead: Beginning at a stone marked EH set on the North side of the main road called Hansons Lane and running thence South forty eight degrees East four hundred perches, then South forty two degrees West thirty eight perches to a marked white oak tree, thence North forty eight degrees West one hundred and ninety five and 4/10 perches, thence South forty two degrees West fifty two perches, then North forty seven and a half degrees West one hundred and twenty eight perches, then South forty two and a half degrees West eighty one and 3/10 perches, then North forty seven and a half degrees West ninety four perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing two hundred and eleven acres, two roods, and twenty one perches. Also, additional tracts called Pearce's Meadows and Phillip's Neglect: Beginning at a stone set on the North side of the aforesaid road called Hansons Lane and running North fifty six degrees East forty six and three quarter perches to a stone, then North seventy six degrees East twelve perches to intersect the North fifty one and a half degrees West line of Brice's part of Pearce's Meadows, then with said line reversed South fifty one and a half degrees East seventeen perches to a bounded stone, then South forty eight degrees East one hundred and fifty one and 8/10 perches to a bounded white oak tree (now cut down) then South fifty five degrees West fifty seven and 7/10 perches until it intersects the four hundred perch line of the tract called Brighthelmstead, then with that line reversed to the beginning, containing fifty six acres and three perches. Witnesses: Samuel E. Misare and Charles W. Hackets; Joseph N.Gordon is Kent County clerk. [Note: William A. Brice subsequently sold much of these lands to Simon W. Boyer; see Liber JNG No.6, Folio 133, not included here - GL,III,ed.]
1840/06/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joshua I. Massey and wife Harriett Maria Massey

Samuel I. Jarman

Andover, part of Chesterfield; and Knocks Range

154+, 70+  & 72+

JNG:7:50

Deed
June 1, 1840: Joshua I. Massey and wife Harriett Maria Massey of Queen Anne's County in the state of Maryland sell for $200.00 to Samuel I. Jarman, also of Queen Anne's County, several Kent County tracts: Andover, part of Chesterfield, and Knocks Range, totaling about 306 acres.  Said Harriett is widow of Peregrine Little and married Joshua I. Massey after Mr. Little's death.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace for Queen Anne's County Arthur E. Sudler and Hiram Wallis; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1841/07/24

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John C. Turner & wife Hannah B. Turner

Janett T. Rasin

London Bridge Renewed

204.5

JNG:7:460

Deed

July 24, 1841: John C. Turner and wife of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sell one undivided ninth part of London Bridge Renewed for $500.00 to Janett T. Rasin of Millington in Kent County. Courses:  Beginning at a stone standing at or near the end of the first line of a tract of land described in a deed from Daniel Massey and wife, since deceased, to Gilbert Falconar, also deceased, and running from said stone North forty six and a half degrees East sixty four perches, then North twenty eight and a quarter degrees East twenty perches, then North twenty four degrees East twelve perches, then North fourteen and three quarter degrees East thirty four perches, then North forty four and a half degrees East twenty five perches to the line of the original tract of land called London Bridge Renewed, and then with that line South forty eight degrees East two hundred and thirty two perches to Gilpin's mill pond, then down, by and with the said mill pond South fifty one and three quarter degrees West nineteen perches, then South six and three quarter degrees West six perches, then South twenty one degrees East eleven perches, then South thirty seven and a half degrees West eight perches, then South eighty degrees West fourteen perches, then North seventy six and a half degrees West eight perches, then South thirty segrees West fifty two perches, then South twenty six degrees East fifty four perches, then South forty two and three quarter degrees East eight perches to the mill race, then South sixty seven and a half degrees West sixteen perches, then North forty eight degrees West fifty five and a half perches to the little mill pond, then up, by and with the same, North four degrees West twelve perches, then North seventy one degrees West eleven perches, then North forty six and a half degrees East nine perches, then North fifteen degrees East nineteen perches, then North eleven and [three] quarter degrees West fourteen perches, then North fifty three and a quarter degrees West eight perches, then North sixteen degrees West sixteen perches, then North nine degrees East four perches, then North sixteen and three quarter degrees West eight and a quarter perches to a white oak standing by the side of said pond, then across the said pond, South seventy two and three quarter degrees West sixteen and a half perches, then down and with said pond on the West side thereof and binding with the same, South sixty two and a half degrees East twelve perches, then South fourteen and three quarter degrees West fourteen perches, then South six degrees East sixteen perches, then South thirty nine and a half degrees East sixteen perches, then South fifty five degrees West twenty five and a third perches to the second line of said tract of land described by said deed of sale from Daniel Massey and wife since deceased, and then with the said line to the aforesaid place of beginning, containing two hundred and four and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace for the City of Baltimore A.H. Pennington and Henry W. Gray; and Thomas Hall, Baltimore County clerk; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1841/09/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Nathan Mansfield and wife Julia

Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey

Town lot

[not stated]

JNG:7:491

Deed
September 14, 1841: Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, buy for $800.00  from Rathan Mansfield and his wife Julia, a lot in the village of Chesterville, which the aforesaid Nathan Mansfield had bought from Francis E. Foreman, and on which a mortgage balance of $628.00 plus about one year's interest is due as of January 1, 1842, which encumbrance will be transferred with the present deed to Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Henry Hurtt and Richard Moffett.

1841/11/26

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Nathan Mansfield

Thomas O.D. Massey

Jerico  or [Jericho ?]

107

JNG:8:12

Deed

November 26, 1840: Josiah Massey, Thomas O.D. Massey and Mary Amanda Melvina Massey, his wife of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell the 107 acre tract called Jerico (Jericho) for $1,500 to Nathan Mansfield, also of Kent County, which had been conveyed to Josiah Massey and Thomas O.D. Massey by William Palmer. Courses: Beginning at a stone standing on the East side of the main road leading from Chesterville to Georgetown Cross Roads, and running from said stone by and with the Corper Land [along] the two following courses: South sixty and a half degrees East forty and eight tenths perches, then North eighty one degrees East sixty perches, then South twenty one degrees East forty perches, then South thirty two and a half degrees East forty eight and a half perches, then South twenty [six] degrees East [two illegible lines at the bottom of the page - duly reported] and two thirds perches, then North sixty seven degrees West sixteen perches, then South seventy five and a quarter degrees West one and a third perches, then South sixty seven degrees West thirty one perches, then  South sixty six degrees West seventy three perches, then South sixty nine and a half degrees West twenty perches, then North fifty six degrees West forty five perches to the middle of the aforesaid main road, then by and with said road the three following courses to the aforesaid beginning: North thirty one degrees East ninety five and a half perches, then North twenty seven degrees East forty six perches, then North thirty five and a quarter degrees East six and a quarter perches to the aforesaid beginning, containing one hundred and seven acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Henry Hurtt and Richard Moffatt; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1842/02/22

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Pamela L. Massey

Jeremiah Cosden

The Forest (Forrest) and Rumford

118+

JNG:8:102

Deed

February 22, 1842: Parmelia (Pamela) L. Massey of Cumberland County in the State of Pennsylvania sells for $810.00 to Jeremiah Cosden of Kent County in the State of Maryland the tracts called The Forest (Forrest) and Rumford, totaling 118+ acres.  Courses: [illegible lines at the bottom of the page] minutes West one hundred and fifty four and 18/25 perches, thence North sixty nine and a half degrees West twelve and 8/25 perches, then North fifty three degrees West forty five perches, then South forty two degrees West four perches, then South eighty five degrees West twenty five and a half perches, then South six and a half degrees West one hundred and ninety five perches to the main road aforesaid, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing one hundred and eighteen acres, two roods and thirty two perches. This is the same parcel deeded to Parmelia (Pamela) L. Massey by James F. Browne, Esquire, former [tax] collector of Kent County. Witnesses: Samuel Hepburn Judge of the Court of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and William D. Seymour; George Sunderson is Clerk of Cumberland County Court; and Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1842/06/13

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William F. Smith (Smyth)

Josiah Massey

Free Gift; Chance and Chester Grove; and Partnership

209; 123; and 12

JNG:8:214

Deed
June 13, 1842: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $690.00 from William F. Smyth (Smith) 344 acres of land consisting of portions of the tracts called [First Part of] Free Gift (209 acres), Chance and Chester Grove (123 acres) and a part of Partnership (12 acres) which William F. Smith had bought of Philip B. Travilla, Sheriff of Kent County in 1837 and recorded in Liber JNG No.5, Folio 55, 56 & 57, and subject to the life estate of Ann Smith, formerly Ann Cooper, in one third part of said lands. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Richard Moffatt and George McLaughlin; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1842/06/13

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey

William F. Smyth

Free Gift; Chance and Chester Grove; and Partnership

209; 123; and 12

JNG:8:215

Mortgage Deed to Secure a Debt
June 13, 1842: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland executes his mortgage for $693.93 to William F. Smith (Smyth) also of Kent County, to secure payment of the purchase price of the land ([First Part of] Free Gift; Chance and Chester Grove; and Partnership, totaling 344 acres) purchased by Josiah Massey from William Smith and recorded in Liber JNG No.8, Folio 214, said conveyance to become null and void upon satisfactory repayment of the debt and interest. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Richard Moffett and George McLaughlin; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1842/07/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas O.D. Massey

Josiah Massey

town lot

[not stated]

JNG:8:218

Deed

June 18, 1842: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $600.00 from Thomas O.D. Massey, also of Kent County, a half share of a house and lot in Chesterville, Kent County, which had been deeded to Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey by Nathan Mansfield, subject to a $600.00 mortgage in favor of Frances E. Forman. The lot and house are situated in Chesterville in the North West fork or angle made by the crossing of the roads in the Village of Chesterville and bounded on the North by a lot purchased of William and John Spencer, trustees of Isaac Spencer, deceased. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Richard Moffatt and George McLaughlin; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1842/07/27

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Gilpin

Nicholas L. Wood

town lot

[not stated]

JNG:8:247

Deed

July 27, 1842: Thomas Gilpin of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania sells for $300.00 to Nicholas L. Wood of the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland, a house and lot in the Village of Millington in Kent County, now in the tenure of John McDaniel, bounded on the North side by a lot that is the property of Samuel Chase, on the East side by Sassafras Street over a frontal distance of sixty feet, on the South by property formerly of the said Thomas Gilpin, but sold by him by indenture, dated November 9, 1839, to Michael Smith of the Village of Millington, and on the West by property of Thomas Walker, being a lot which Thomas Gilpin did by agreement dated May 14, 1828 agree to sell to Nicholas L Wood upon payment of the consideration money. Witnesses: Charles Gilpin and Charles B. Barry; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1842/08/10

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey

Nathan Mansfield

Choice, Christophers Beginning, and Addition to Cornulees

137+

JNG:8:254

Deed
August 10, 1842: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $800.00 to Nathan Mansfield, also of Kent County, an undivided moiety or half share in the tracts called Choice, Christophers Beginning, and Addition to Cornulees (Cumwhitten), which had been deeded by William Palmer to Thomas O.D. Massey and the aforesaid Josiah Massey, the courses of which are: Beginning at a stone set up at the beginning of the tract called Choice, and running thence with the out fencing North eighty two degrees West seventeen perches, then South sixty seven and a half degrees West seventy five and a third perches, then South sixty three and a half degrees West sixteen perches, then South seventy five and a quarter degrees East one and a third perches, then South sixty seven degrees West thirty one perches, then South sixty six degrees West seventy three perches, then South sixty nine and a half degrees West twenty perches, then North fifty six degrees West forty five perches to the middle of the main road leading from Georgetown to New Market, then by and with said road North thirty degrees East ninety five and a half perches, then North twenty seven degrees East forty [six] perches, then North thirty five and a quarter degrees East six and a quarter perches, South sixty and a half degrees East forty and 8/10 perches, then North eighty degrees East sixty perches, then North eighty eight degrees East seventeen and a third perches, then with the out fencing, South eighty six degrees East ten perches, then North eighty seven degrees East forty eight perches, then North one degree East sixteen and a half perches, then South five degrees East twenty perches, then South eighty two degrees East two and a quarter perches, then South thirty two and a half degrees East ten and a quarter perches, then South twenty five degrees East eighteen perches, then South thirty two degrees East twenty perches and from thence to the beginning, containing one hundred and thirty seven acres and three roods. These lines include all the land already conveyed by the said Josiah Massey to the said Nathan Mansfield, but it being doubtful that the said Josiah Massey was yet of age at the time the aforesaid deed to Nathan Mansfield was executed, the present deed should correct that doubt. Witnesses: Richard Moffett and George McLaughlin; recorded by Joseph N. Gordon, Kent County clerk.

1842/08/10

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas O.D. Massey

Nathan Mansfield

[not stated]

32

JNG:8:253

Deed

August 10, 1842: Thomas O.D. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $600.00 to Nathan Mansfield, also of Kent County, his half share (moiety) in a 32 acre parcel deeded to the aforesaid Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey, his brother, by William Palmer by deed executed April 7, 1831; a part of the tract has since been deeded to Nathan Mansfield by Thomas O.D. Massey and his wife, but a moiety in that tract was not included. That is the share now being transferred to Nathan Mansfield. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Richard Moffatt and J.M. Comegys; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1842/08/16

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey

Nathan Mansfield

Joice, Christophers Beginning and Addition to Cumwhitten

137+

JNG:8:254

Deed
August 16, 1842: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $800.00 to Nathan Mansfield, also of Kent County, his half or undivided moiety in the tracts called Joice, Christophers Beginning and Addition to Cumwhitten, which had been deeded by William Palmer to Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey, who might have been a minor at that time. Courses: Beginning at a stone set at the beginning of the tract called Joice and running with the out fencing North eighty two degrees West seventeen perches, then South sixty seven and a half degrees West seventy five and a third perches, then South sixty three and a half degrees West seventeen perches, then South seventy five and a quarter degrees East, one and a third perches, then South sixty seven degrees West thirty one perches, then South sixty six degrees West seventy three perches, then South sixty nine and a half degrees West twenty perches, then North fifty six degrees West forty five perches to the middle of the [illegible] road leading from Georgetown to new Market, then by and with the said road North thirty degrees East ninety five and a half perches, then North twenty seven degrees East forty [six] perches, then North thirty five and a quarter degrees east six and a quarter perches, then South sixty and a half degrees East forty and eight tenths perches, then North eighty degrees East sixty perches, then North eighty eight degrees East seventeen and a third perches, then with the out fencing South eighty six degrees East ten perches, then North eighty seven degrees East forty eight perches, then North one degree east sixteen and a half perches, then South five degrees East twenty perches, then South eighty two degrees East two and a quarter perches, then South thirty two and a half degrees East ten and a quarter perches, then South twenty five degrees East eighteen perches, then South thirty two degrees East twenty perches, and from thence to the beginning, containing one hundred and thirty seven acres and three roods. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Richard Moffatt and George McLaughlin; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1843/01/21

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey & Mary A.M. Massey, wife of Thomas O.D. Massey

Thomas E. Gooding

Town lot

0.25

JNG:9:86

Deed
January 21, 1843: Josiah Massey and Mary A.M. Massey, wife of Thomas O.D. Massey, all of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,000.00 to Thomas E. Gooding, also of Kent County, a 0.25 acre lot and two story brick house in Chesterville that was formerly owned by John Armstrong and which contained about one quarter acre of land. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Richard  Moffett and J.M. Comegys; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk. [Record image cut off on left side - GL,III, ed.]
1843/05/05

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey, Thomas O.D. Massey & wife Mary A.M. Massey

Edward Record

Ringgolds Adventure

50

JNG:9:137

Deed
May 5, 1843: Josiah Massey and Thomas O.D. Massey and his wife Mary A.M. Massey, all of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $240.00 to Edward Record, also of Kent County, the parcel called Ringgold's Adventure, lying in Kent County adjoining the lands of David Blackiston and the land belonging to the heirs of Joseph Moffett, deceased and others, said to be part of a tract conveyed by William Palmer to said Josiah Massey and Thomas O.D. Massey by deed dated April 7, 1831, containing about fifty acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Richard Moffett and J.M. Comegys; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk. [Record image edges cut off on either side - GL,III, ed.]
1844/09/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

George N. Newnam & wife Mary Newnam

Ebenezer T. Massey

Angels Lot, Angels Rest & Spring Garden

135-1

JNG:9:495

Deed
September 17, 1844: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $2,145.00 from George N. Newnam and his wife Mary Newnam, both of Queen Anne's County, the plantation lying in Kent County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the centra[words cut off] Roads, at Masseys Cross Roads, and running along the middle of the road towards Myrna, South sixty six and three quarter degrees East seventy two perches, thence South sixty nine and a half degrees East thirty four perches, thence North eighty nine and three quarter degrees East sixty eight and 2/10 perches, thence north eight and a half degrees West, eleven and [?]/10 perches, thence North sixty seven and three quarter degrees East thirty five perches to a stake in cleared ground near a large cherry tree [clipped words] allowed corner of George Briscoe's and land belonging to William Cacy. formerly to the late Stephen Boyer, and thence North one half degrees West [?]rty five and 6/10 perches, thence North forty eight and a half degrees West twenty two and 6/10 perches, thence North eighty two and three quarter degrees West one hundred and twenty five and 3/10 perches, thence South twenty nine and three quarter degrees West, one hundred and twenty two and 6/10 perches along the middle of the road leading from the head of Sassafras to the place of beginning, containing one hundred and thirty five acres, excepting the farm enclosed within the above plantation as described here: Beginning at the North West corner, [North ?] eighty and three quarter degrees West four perches, then South nine and a quarter degrees West four perches, thence South eighty and [???] fourth degrees East four perches, thence North nine and a quarter degrees [East or West ?] four perches to the place of beginning, containing sixteen square perches, which the said George N. Newnam and his wife Mary reserve for themselves and their relatives for the purpose of burying the dead, with the right of egress and ingress; and also excepting one acre of land at and adjoining Massey's [truncated] bounded on the West by the public road from said Masseys Cross Roads to the Head of Sassafras, and on the South by the Smyrna Road, and on the other sides by [truncated] or plantation so as aforesaid described, being composed of and ma[??] of the tracts called Angels Lot, Angels Rest and Spring Garden. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Arthur E. Sudler and John J. Elliott; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1845/02/10

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily A.

Eleanor F. Massey

Parker property

8

JNG:10:58

Deed

February 10, 1845: Ebenezer T. Massey and his wife Emily A. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $2,000.00 to Eleanor F. Massey, also of Kent County, the lot in the Town of Millington, Kent County, known as the Parker property, which is located on the North side of the street running from the center of said town, Westwardly to Wells' warehouse, and which was purchased by the said Ebenezer T. Massey from Mary Thomas, and which contains eight acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Richard Moffett and Joseph Woodall; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1845/03/24

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William F. Smyth

Josiah Massey

Free Gift, Chance, Chester Grove & Partnership

344

JNG:10:88

Release of Mortgage
March 24, 1845: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland satisfies his indebtedness of $693.90 plus accrued interest to William F. Smyth, also of Kent County, and is consequently released from his mortgage (recorded in Liber JNG No.8, Folio 215) of that amount which had been applied to his tracts [First Part of] Free Gift, Chance, Chester Grove and part of Partnership, altogether three hundred and forty four acres, lying in Kent County, and so Josiah Massey now owns those tracts free and clear. Justices of the Peace Witnesses: Joseph N. Wilton and Amos Gore; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1849/01/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

George Vickers

Josiah Massey

Free Gift, (Chester Grove, Chance & Comegys Resurvey), & Partnership

209, 123+, and 12

JNG:12:132

Deed
January 25, 1849: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $2,527.00 from George Vickers, trustee appointed by the High Court of Chancery to dispose of the real estate of Ann Bridles, late Ann Massey and formerly Ann Cooper, late of Kent County, deceased, by a bill filed by Josiah Massey against Susanna Massey and others, who on December 31, 1845, disposed to Josiah Massey a parcel called [First Part of] Free Gift, containing two hundred and nine acres, a plantation called Chester Grove, Chance, and Comegys (Cornegys) Resurvey, the three together containing one hundred and twenty three acres, two roods and twenty three perches, also a woodlot called Partnership, containing twelve acres, all lying in Kent County, whose purchase price of two thousand five hundred and twenty seven dollars has now been satisfied. [First Part of] Free Gift was devised to Ann Cooper, then Ann Massey, by William S. Cooper, by his Last Will and Testament, which is also the land conveyed to Thomas Cooper by Oliver Smith and his wife by deed dated August 17, 1782, and recorded in Liber EF No.6, Folio 124. The plantation consisting of the three tracts called Chester Grove, Chance and Comegys Resurvey is described in a deed from Thomas Pearce to William S. Cooper dated July 25, 1816, and recorded in Liber WS No.1, Folio 68. The woodlot called Partnership was conveyed to William S. Cooper by Annie Sturgess and Rachel Sturgess by deed dated March 1, 1816, and recorded in Liber BC No.8, Folio 540. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William S. Lassell and E. Sudler; Joseph N. Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1849/02/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey & wife Mary I. Massey

William R. Faunce

Chance, Chester Grove & Comegys Resurvey

123+

JNG:12:195

Deed
February 20, 1849: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary I. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells for $500.00 to William R. Faunce, of Montgomery County in the State of Pennsylvania, the tracts and parts of tracts in Kent County called Chance, Chester Grove, and Comegys (Cornegys) Resurvey, containing one hundred and twenty three acres, two roods and eleven perches, described in a deed dated July 25, 1816, and recorded in Liber WS No.1, Folio 68. Witnesses: Joseph Redue and Justices of the Peace John T. Hurtt and William A. Millor; Joseph N.Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1849/02/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William R. Faunce

Josiah Massey

Chance, Chester Grove & Comegys Resurvey

123+

JNG:12:196

Mortgage Deed to Secure a Debt
February 20, 1849: William R. Faunce, of Montgomery County in the State of Pennsylvania, executes his mortgage of $500.00 on the parcel consisting of Chance, Chester Grove and Comegys (Cornegys) Resurvey, covering one hundred and twenty three acres, two roods, and eleven perches, to be repaid to Josiah Massey in increments, starting with one hundred dollars due on or before August 1, 1849, next, two hundred dollars more without interest until payable, and last, on or before June 1, 1850, the last two hundred dollars, also without interest until due. The present conveyance becomes null and void when the $500.00 debt is fully paid. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John T. Hurtt and William A. Millor; Joseph Reduce is Kent County clerk.
1851/02/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer T. Massey & wife Emily Ann Massey

William Thompson

Newnams Purchase

20

JR:1:371

Deed
February 18, 1851: Ebenezer T. Massey and his wife Emily Ann Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $35.00 to William Thompson (Tomson), also of Kent County, all that tract lying in Kent County called Newnam's Purchase, containing twenty acres, formerly owned by Casparis Meginniss, and now adjoining the lands of Nathaniel Meginniss, Senior, W. Boyer, James Spear, and others. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Thomas Stewart and John T. Briscoe; Joseph Reduce is Kent County clerk.
1851/05/16

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey & wife Mary I. Massey

John V. Solaway

Little Forest

2+

JR:1:444

Deed
May 16, 1851: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary I. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $25.00 to John V. Solaway, also of Kent County, all the tract called Little Forest, lying in the upper part of Kent County and adjoining the lands of Joseph Massey, Hannah W.W. Ireland, and said Josiah Massey, and contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone at the South East corner of the said lot and at the Massey land called Massey's Farm, and from thence North seven and a quarter degrees East seven and 4/10 perches, thence North sixty two and a half degrees West eighteen and 6/10 perches, thence North seventy seven degrees West thirteen and 6/10 perches, thence South nineteen and a half degrees West eleven and 7/10 perches, thence South five degrees East ten ten perches, thence [by a straight line] to the place of beginning, containing two acres, three roods, and twenty six perches. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Samuel Comegys and John Talbott; Joseph Reduce is Kent County clerk.

1852/09/06

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel W. Comegys

Elijah E. Massey

Partnership & Fairfield

342.75

JR:2:307

Deed

September 6, 1852: Elijah E. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland assumes the debts of Samuel W. Comegys, also of Kent County, in exchange for all his estate, real, personal, and mixed, consisting of the following lands lying in Kent County: Partnership and Fairfield, consisting of three hundred and forty two and three quarter acres, which Elijah E. Massey assumes the responsibility to sell his personal effects as soon as practicable, either by public sale or private transaction, at the best price that can be reasonably attained, and to apply the proceeds of such sales first to cover the sales costs and expenses, and then to settle Samuel W. Comegys' debts without any preference or priority, and should the proceeds be insufficient to cover these costs and debts, then to sell the real estate in similar manner until the debts are paid, and any remaining residue to be placed in trust equally for Anne Matilda and Charles Enelin, the children of Samuel W. Comegys, until their arrival respectively at the age of twenty one years or marriage, whichever first occurs, per stirpes. Witnesses: G.L. Dulaney and John A. Thomas and Judge William L. Marshall of the Court of Common Pleas; Lambert S. Norwood is Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Maryland; and James F. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1852/10/30

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

George Vickers, trustee

Josiah Massey

Comwhitton & Chance

10

JR:2:352

Deed

October 30, 1852: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $205.00 from George Vickers, trustee appointed by Kent County Court to sell and dispose of the real estate of James Boon, late of Kent County, deceased, for the repayment of his debts on a bill filed by Mary Briscoe and others against Charlotte Boon and others, and who consequently conveyed a woodlot containing ten acres, being part of tracts called Comwhitton (Cum Whitton) and Chance, contained in the parcel called Lot No.2 within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone upon the main road at the end of the third line of the whole tract No.3 and running with the third, second, and first lines reversed as follows: North eighty six degrees East sixty three perches to a stone, thence North eight and a half degrees East forty seven and 75/100 perches to three stones, thence North eighty six and a half degrees West one and a half perches to a stone, thence South fifty three and a half degrees West eighty seven perches to a stone upon said road, thence South forty seven and a half degrees East one and a half perches to the beginning, containing ten acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William S. Lassell and William B. Wilmer; James F. Gordon is Kent County clerk.

1853/01/11

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey & wife Mary Jane Massey