Section VI - Massey Data Bank

One Maryland Massey Family by George Langford, Jr. 1901-1996
©Cullen G. Langford and George Langford, III, 2010


Massey Land Transactions 1658-1868 for Queen Anne's County, Maryland

Date
Parcel
1658/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Henry Coursey


Lords Gift

1050

Q:257
Q:257

Patent

1658: Lords Gift: 1050 acres - Developer/Owner: Henry Coursey.

Note: there are two other parcels called Lords Gift: one by
Stephen Tully; the other by John Tillotson.

1673/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Richard Tilghman


Poplar Hill

600

17:314

Certificate

1673: Poplar Hill: 600 acres - Developer/Owner: Richard Tilghman

Note: there is another Poplar Hill, by James Hawkins.
1674/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Stephen Tully


Tullys Lot

300

15:284

Certificate

1674: Tullys Lot: 300 acres - Developer/Owner: Stephen Tully

1676/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Broadrib


Bath

500

19:358
15:307

Patent

1676: Bath: 500 acres - Developer/Owner: John Broadrib

1676/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Hemsley


Hemsley

300

19:407

Certificate

1676: Hemsley: 300 acres - Developer/Owner: William Hemsley

1677/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Stephen Tully


Ashlon or Ashton

300

19:466
15:285

Patent

1677: Ashlon, Ashton: 300 acres - Developer/Owner: Stephen Tully


1681/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Vincent Lowe


The Beginning

500

CB:2:250
21:286

Patent

1681: The Beginning: 500 acres - Developer/Owner: Vincent Lowe

Note: there are two other The Beginning's: One by
William Hollingsworth; the other by Arthur Emory III.
1681/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Phillemon Lloyd


Durland or Darland

400

21:221

Certificate

1681: Durland, Darland: 400 acres - Developer/Owner: Phillemon Lloyd

There are two tracts called Durland or Darland; the other is by Rebecca Lloyd.
1683/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Albert Johnson


Alberts Delight

200

SD:A:326
21:356

Patent

1683: Albert's Delight 1683/??/?? 200 acres - Developer/Owner: Albert Johnson

Note: There's another tract called Albert's Delight (or Abbott); by Nathaniel Crisp.
1683/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Salisbury


Bradfords Addition

100

SD:A:121
21:377

Patent

1683: Bradford[s] Addition 1683/??/?? 100 acres - Developer/Owner: John Salisbury

1683/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Whittington


Chestnut Neck

150

SD:A:328
21:390

Patent

1683: Chestnut Neck: 150 acres - Developer/Owner: John Whittington
Note: There are two tracts called Chestnut Neck; the other is by John Hamor, Jr.
1683/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel Acreage Lib:No:Fol Type

Thomas Collins


Collins His Range or Collins Range

300

CB:3:489
21:229

Patent

1683: Collins His Range or Collins Range: 300 acres - Developer/Owner: Thomas Collins
1683/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Stephen Tully


Lords Gift

300

SD:A:205
21:228

Patent

1683: Lords Gift: 300 acres - Developer/Owner: Stephen Tully

Note: there are two other parcels called Lords Gift: one by
Henry Coursey; the other by John Tillotson.
1683/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Smith


Smiths Delight

300

SD:A:499
21:495

Patent

1683: Smiths Delight: 300 acres - Developer/Owner: James Smith

1683/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Stephen Tully


Stepney

200

NS:B:63
21:492

Patent

1683: Stepney: 200 acres - Developer/Owner: Stephen Tully

There are two parcels called Stepney; the other is by James Sedwick.
1685/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Hall


Halls Harbor

500

NS:B:104
22:113

Patent

1685: Halls Harbor: 500 acres - Developer/Owner: James Hall

1686/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Lawrence Knowles


Knowles Range

500

NS:B:253
22:215

Patent

1686: Knowless Range, Knowles Range: 500 acres - Developer/Owner: Lawrence Knowles

1686/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

George Robotham


Robothams Park

500

NS:2:213
22:224

Patent

1686: Robothams Park: 500 acres - Developer/Owner: George Robotham
1687/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Collins


Killemanam Plains

500

22:341

Certificate

1687: Killemanam Plains: 500 Acres Developer/Owner: Thomas Collins

1687/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniell Toaes


Lower Foards

200

NS:2:586
22:313

Patent

1687: Lower Foards: 200 acres - Developer/Owner: Daniell Toaes
1687/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Ridgely


Ridleys Chance

200

NS:2:419
22:296

Patent

1687: Ridleys Chance: 200 acres - Developer/Owner: James Ridgely
1687/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Sayer


Sayers Forrest

2,250

22:417

Certificate

1687: Sayers Forrest: 2250 acres - Developer/Owner: Peter Sayer

There are two tracts called Sayer's Forrest; the other is by Charles Blake.
1687/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Hackett


Southampton

150

IB&IL:C:275
22:247

Patent

1687: Southampton: 150 acres - Developer/Owner: William Hackett
1688/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Clayland


Bridgewater, Bridge Water

300

NS:2:661
22:340

Patent

1688: Bridgewater, Bridge Water: 300 acres - Developer/Owner: James Clayland
1688/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Hollingsworth


Jerusalem

400

NS:2:189
22:192

Patent

1688: Jerusalem: 400 acres - Developer/Owner: John Hollingsworth

1688/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Smithson


Reviving Springs

500

NS:2:629
22:339

Patent

1688: Reviving Springs: 500 acres - Developer/Owner: Thomas Smithson
1688/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Francis Sheppard


Sheppards Forrest

400

NS:B:671
22:214

Patent

1688: Sheppards Forrest: 400 acres - Developer/Owner: Francis Sheppard
1688/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Sedwick


Stepney

300

NS:2:631
22:366

Patent

1688: Stepney: 300 acres - Developer/Owner: James Sedwick

There are two parcels called Stepney; the other one is by Stephen Tully.
1702/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Nicholas Massey


Masseys Hazard

90

DS:F:436
DD:5:48

Patent

1702: Masseys Hazard: 90 acres - Developer/Owner: Nicholas Massey

1707/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Hollingsworth


The Beginning

100

PL:3:123
DD:5:569

Patent

1707: The Beginning : 100 acres - Developer/Owner: William Hollingsworth

Note: there are two other The Beginning's: One by Vincent Lowe; the other by Arthur Emory III.
1714/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Charles Blake


Sayers Forrest

2,250

RY:1:235
EE:6:181

Patent

1714: Sayers Forrest 1714/??/?? 2250 acres - Developer/Owner: Charles Blake

There are two tracts called Sayer's Forrest; the other is by
Peter Sayer.
1714/06/12

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey

Nicholas Massey

Johnsons Adventure

100

IK:A:6

Deed

June 6, 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. Johnson's Adventure lies on the East side of a small  branch running out of the Unicorn Branch on the South side of the Chester River. Courses: Beginning at a marked white oak, being the first bounded tree of a parcel of land formerly laid out for Symon Willmore and running from thence South with that land three hundred and twenty perches, then West one hundred perches and from thence with a straight line to the first tree containing one hundred acres. Witnesses: Nicholas Bonds, John Collins, and James Willson, Senior; Francis Spry, and Bon Bonner.  Acting for the Crown: John Salter and John Whittington. Peter Massey's attorney is Nicholas Hands, Esquire.
1723/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

David Perkins


Woodridge

200

PL:5:545

Patent

1723: Woodridge: 200 acres - Developer/Owner: David Perkins

Another tract with a similar name is Wood[b]ridge Corrected.
1723/07/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Edward Wright


Hazard

100

Pat. cert. 446

Patent

July 1, 1723: Hazard: 100 acres  - Edward Wright
1724/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Francis Spry


Sprys Adventure

150

PL:6:49
IL:A:233

Patent

1724: Sprys Adventure: 150 acres - Developer/Owner: Francis Spry

There are two tracts called Spry's Adventure; the other one is by Thomas Hynson Wright.
1726/01/11

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Richard Bennett


Bennetts Outlett

695

Pat cert. 83

Patent

January 11, 1726: Coomerys Addition (a.k.a. Bennetts Outlett): 695 acres - Richard Bennett

1726/05/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Hynson Wright


Sprys Adventure

150

Pat. cert. 982

Patent

May 1, 1726: Sprys Adventure: 150 acres - Thomas Hynson Wright
There are two tracts called Spry's Adventure; the other one is by Francis Spry.
1726/11/24

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Hynson Wright and 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 in Queen Anne's County from Thomas Hynson Wright and wife Mary. Courses: Beginning at a small white oak marked with the sign of six notches, that is, three and three opposed, and running thence West South West two hundred and twenty four perches, thence South ten degrees East eighty one perches, thence East North East two hundred and ten perches, then North thirty seven degrees West fifty one perches, thence North thirty seven degrees East fifty eight perches, thence straight to the aforesaid white oak marked with six notches as aforesaid, containing and now laid out for one hundred acres. Witnesses: Augustus Thompson and Humphrey Wells. Acting for the Crown: Augustus Thompson and Humphrey Wells.
1727/10/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Rowles & wife;Joseph Weeks & wife.


Widows Lott

287

PL:7:13
IL:A:744

Patent

October 17, 1727: Widows Lott - 287 acres - Developer/Owner: John Rowles and wife, and Joseph Weeks, and wife.
There is another, similarly named tract called The Widows Lott.
1728/05/16

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Richard Bennett


Hemsleys Reserve

185

PL:7:176
Cert.1728

Patent

May 16, 1728: Hemsleys Reserve [Rectified]- 185 acres - Developer/Owner: Richard Bennett

1728/07/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Hynson Wright


Relief or Releif

1,145

Pat. cert. 853

Patent

July 8, 1728: Relief, Releif - 1,145 acres - Developer/Owner: Thomas Hynson Wright

1728/10/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Massey


Paccolott or Paccolett

18

Pat cert. 758

Patent

October 8, 1728: Paccolott, Paccolett - 18 acres - Developer/Owner: William Massey

1728/10/10

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Massy


Hazard

110

Pat. cert. 445

Patent

October 10, 1728: Hazard - 110 acres - Developer/Owner: William Massy

1729/08/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Richard Bennett


Broomley Lambeth

1,750

PL:7:38
IL:A:760

Patent

August 17, 1729: Bloomly Lambath, Broomily Lambeth - 1,750 acres - Developer/Owner: Richard Bennett
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 in Queen Anne's County) from Daniel Massey. Courses: Beginning at a marked oak near above where this land called Rings End intersects the [Chester] River and from that oak runs East and by South up the river two hundred perches and from the end of the East and by South line runs South and by West one hundred and sixty perches and from the said line runs West and by North two hundred perches then on a straight line to the beginning bounded on the North by the river containing and laid out for two hundred acres. Witnesses: Gideon Pearce, Peter Massey, and John Johnson.
1733/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Rebecca Lyod (Lloyd)


Darland or Durland

1,750

PL:8:763
AM:1:277

Patent

1733: Darland: 1750 acres - Developer/Owner: Rebecca Lyod (Lloyd)

There are two tracts called Darland or Durland: the other is by Phillemon Lloyd.
1734/06/10

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Tillotson


Lords Gift

350

EI:1:384
EI:3:368

Patent

June 10, 1734: Lords Gift: 350 acres - Developer/Owner: John Tillotson
Images can be viewed here.
Note: there are two other parcels called Lords Gift:
one by
Henry Coursey; the other by Stephen Tully.
1734/06/10

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Hynson Wright


Timber Swamp

200

EI:4:55
EI:3:360

Patent

June 10, 1734: Timber Swamp: 200 acres - Developer/Owner: Thomas Hynson Wright


1734/10/24

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Hynson Wright


Toms Fancy Enlarged

2,100

Pat cert.
1061

Patent

October 24, 1734: Toms Fancy Enlarged: 2,100 acres - Developer/Owner: Thomas Hynson Wright


1735/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Hamor, Jr.


Chestnut Neck

340

Unpat. cert 45

Certificate

1735: Chestnut Neck: 340 acres - Developer/Owner: John Hamor, Jr.
There are two tracts called Chestnut Neck; the other is by John Whittington.
1735/07/24

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Hynson Wright and wife Mary

James Massey

Friendship

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. Courses: Beginning at a small white oak marked with six notches viz.: three and three opposite, and running thence West South West two hundred and fifty perches then south nine degrees East eighty one perches then East North East two hundred and forty perches then North fifty four degrees West forty one perches and from thence with a straight line to the tree, containing one hundred and twenty acres. Witnesses: Humphrey Wells and Charles Downes.  Acting for the Crown: Mssrs. Wells & Downes and [even] T.H. Wright.
1735/10/07

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Ross


Westminister

297

EI:4:444
EI:5:155

Patent

October 7, 1735: Westminister or Westminster: 297 acres - Developer/Owner: John Ross
There are two similar tracts: The other Westminister by William Neavite.
1737/06/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Hynson Wright and 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, lying adjacent to land sold by Richard Tilghman to Francis Spry, from Thomas Hynson Wright and wife Mary. Courses: Beginning at the end of the line South seventy degrees West two hundred and twenty perches of the said tract of land sold by Col. Richard Tilghman to Francis Spry and running from thence by the line aforesaid reversed North seventy four degrees East one hundred and sixty perches and South nine degrees East forty one perches and from thence with a straight line to the aforesaid beginning at the end of the South seventy four degrees West line of Francis Spry's land aforesaid containing sixty five acres. Witnesses: Augustus Thompson and Humphrey Wells; acting for the Crown: Augustus Thompson, Humphrey Wells, and Richard Tilghman Junior.
1741/10/03

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Morgan Ponder

Samuel Massey

Poplar Hill

100

RT:B:372

Deed

October 3, 1741: Samuel Massey, hatter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys for £63 one half of a 100 acre portion of Poplar Hill from Morgan Ponder, planter, also of Queen Anne's County.  Morgan Ponder acquired all 100 acres from William Eubank in a deed dated July 9, 1724. The present tract is on the South side of Chester River and is the lowermost hundred acres of Poplar Hill. Courses: Beginning at the end of one hundred perches on the West-South line of Poplar Hill from the first bounded tree, and running thence West South West fifty perches, thence South South East three hundred and twenty perches, thence East North East fifty perches, thence North North West to the first beginning as in and by the said deed. Now the said Morgan Ponder has sold one half of the said 100 acres to John Collins, i.e., the portion lying West or adjacent to Chester River, and it is now owned by Maury Rippon.  Samuel Massey's 50 acre part of Poplar Hill lies uppermost or furthest from the side of Chester River. [Nowhere is the boundary between the two 50 acre portions of Poplar Hill spelled out. - GL,III,ed.] Acting for the Crown: Mr. Tilghman and Justices of the Peace James Brown and John Earle.
1742/08/03

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Walker


Toms Adventure

50

Pat. cert. 1059

Patent

August 3, 1742: Toms Adventure [Addition]: 50 acres- Developer/Owner: Thomas Walker


1743/07/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Andrew & wife Hannah Andrew, Boynton Newnam & wife Hannah Newnam

John Massey & James Massey

Smiths Delight

118.5

RT:C:6

Deed

July 28, 1743: John Massey and James Massey, shoemakers of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buy for 6,000 pounds of leaf tobacco from John Andrew, planter, and Hannah his wife, as well as Boynton Newnam and Hannah his wife, all of Queen Anne's County, the 118-1/2 acre parcel called Smith's Delight.  Description: Beginning at the [East ?] line of the land of Richard Ponder and his wife Sarah and containing 118-1/2 acres, lying next to the Red Lyon Branch, lying to the Eastward of the said land of Richard Ponder & Sarah his wife as by deed of partitions made between Esokil Hamour and Richard Ponder & Sarah his wife by deed dated September 11, 1727. Acting for the Crown: Mr. Tilghman and Justices of the Peace James Brown and H. Wells, Junior. [Note: the Massey name is variously written Mattoy and McCoyes here ... GL,III,ed.]
1744/05/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Christopher Spry


Sprys Chance

21

PT:1:27
LG:C:406

Patent

May 17, 1744: Sprys Chance: 21 acres - Developer/Owner: Christopher Spry
There are two other tracts called Spry's Chance; one by ; and the other by .
1744/08/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Henry Raveland and wife Elizabeth

Samuel Massey

[not stated]

100

RT:C:73

Deed

August 8, 1744: Samuel Massey, hatter of Kent County in Maryland, buys for £40 from Henry Raveland and his wife Elizabeth of St. Marys County one moiety or half part interest in a 100 acre parcel inherited by Elizabeth Ayres Raveland from her father George Ayres. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace for St. Marys County Thomas Aisquith and Phillip Starke, and Justices of the Peace for Queen Anne's County Richard Ward and Hay Slk Soun, Junior.
1744/08/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Sartain and unnamed wife

James Massey

Friendship

85

RT:C:64

Deed

August 28, 1744: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for 4,200 pounds of leaf tobacco from John Sartain and his unnamed wife an 85 acre portion of the tract called Friendship in Queen Anne's County.  Courses: Beginning at the end of sixteen perches in the South seventy four degrees West line of [the] part of said tract called Friendship sold by Soll. Tilghman to Francis Spry where there is a small red oak marked with six notches (i.e., three and three opposite) standing on the side of a hill on the South West side of the Unicorn Branch, and running from the end of the sixteen perches as aforesaid still South seventy four degrees West one hundred and twenty perches, and North fifteen and a half degrees West one hundred and eight perches, and East North East one hundred and three perches, and South thirty three degrees West twelve perches to the beginning of the South seventy four degrees West line as aforesaid, and with that line to the aforesaid place of beginning at the small red oak, containing eighty five acres. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace William Tilghman and H. Wells, Junior.
1745/03/03

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey, Sr. & wife Jane, Nicholas Massey & wife Katherine Massey, & James Massey & wife Rachel

Peter Massey, Jr.

Johnsons Adventure with Masseys Hazard

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.
1745/08/26

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Dempster and wife Joan

Samuel Massey

Poplar Hill

234

RT:C:125

Deed

August 26,1745: Samuel Massey, hatter of Kent County in Maryland, buys for £250 from John Dempster of Queen Anne's County a 234 acre portion of Poplar Hill.  Courses: Beginning at a cedar post standing at the mouth of a small branch of Chester River called Fishing Creek on the South side of Chester River and running from the said post South South East three hundred and twenty perches, then East North East one hundred and two and a half perches, then North North West three hundred and ninety six perches until it comes to Chester River, then running down by and with the same unto the beginning cedar post standing at Fishing Creek aforesaid, containing two hundred and thirty four acres. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace James Brown and H. Wells, Junior.
1745/11/04

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

George Baynard


Baynards Pasture

239

BT&BY:2:23
LG:C:461

Patent

November 4, 1745: Baynards Pasture: 239 acres - Developer/Owner: George Baynard


1745/11/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Haymor

Samuel Massey

Chestnut Neck

300

RT:C:128-129

Lease

November 8, 1745: Samuel Massey, hatter of Kent County in Maryland, leases for £5 plus three years of Indian corn from John Haymor of Queen Anne's County a 300 acre tract called Chestnut Neck. Courses: Beginning at the mouth of a small creek called Dividing Creek and running thence up and with said creek and the branch thereof to a ditch, then with that ditch to intersect a parcel of land called Poplar Hill, then running with the same unto the mouth of a small brook called Fishing Creek, and thence running down by and with Chester River unto the mouth of Dividing Creek aforesaid, containing three hundred acres. Acting for the Crown: George Garnett and Justices of the Peace James Brown and H. Wells, Junior.
1745/11/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Haymor

Samuel Massey

Chestnut Neck

300

RT:C:129

Deed

November 8, 1745: Samuel Massey, hatter of Kent County in Maryland, buys for £295 from John Haymor, planter of Queen Anne's County, the 300 acre tract called Chestnut Neck. Courses: Beginning at the mouth of a small creek called Dividing Creek and running thence up with the said creek and the branch thereof to a ditch, then with that ditch to intersect a parcel of land called Poplar Hill, then running with the same unto the mouth of a small creek called Fishing Creek, and thence running down by and with Chester River unto the mouth of Dividing Creek aforesaid, containing three hundred acres. Witnesses: Lambert Wilmer and George Garnett; acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace James Brown and H. Wells, Junior.
1745/11/08

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Grantee

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Acreage

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Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Henry Cully

Poplar Hill

27

RT:C:130

Deed

November 8, 1745: Samuel Massey, hatter of Kent County in Maryland, sells for £27 to Henry Cully a 27 acre portion of the tract called Poplar Hill, formerly owned by John Dempster. Courses: Beginning at the lowermost corner of Kingstown in Queen Anne's County by the riverside and being also a corner of Henry Cully's lot in said town and running from thence South thirty five degrees West eleven perches, then South fifty five degrees east one hundred sixty eight perches until it intersects the division line between the said Samuel Massey's and John Novill's parts of Poplar Hill aforesaid and then with that line of division North North West ninety four perches until it intersects the main road leading into Kingstown, then with that road North fifty five degrees West twenty five perches until it intersects Kingstown aforesaid, then running along with the said town South thirty five degrees West forty perches to the corner thereof, then with said town to the place of beginning, containing twenty seven acres. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace James Brown and H. Wells, Junior.
1747/02/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

James Auld

Lot No.19

[not stated]

RT:C:286

Deed

February 1, 1747: Samuel Massey, hatter of Chestertown in Kent County Maryland, and his wife Sarah sell for £5 Town Lot No.19 in Kingstown, Queen Anne's County, to James Auld of Dorchester County. Witnesses: Henry Hooper and Robert Jenkins Henry. Acting for the Crown: Justice of the Peace Henry Hooper.
1747/03/24

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Daniel Bird

Lot No.8

[not stated]

RT:C:297

Deed

March 24, 1747: Samuel Massey, hatter of Kent County in Maryland sells for £5 to Daniel Bird of Bedford in Great Brittain, mariner, Town Lot No.8 in Kingstown in Queen Anne's County. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace James Brown and H. Wells, Junior.
1747/10/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Henissey and wife Elizabeth

Samuel Massey

Chestnut Neck

50

RT:C:340

Deed

October 1, 1747: Samuel Massey, hatter of Kent County in Maryland buys for £21 from William Henissey, carpenter, and wife Elizabeth (daughter and devisee of John Haymor, late of Queen Anne's County), both of Queen Anne's County, a fifty acre tract, part of Chestnut Neck in Queen Anne's County, lying opposite to Chestertown. Courses: Beginning at the mouth of Fishing Creek, being also where the land called Poplar Hill ends, and running thence down by and with Chester River unto a small cove and little marsh which is as follows: first South seventy two degrees West twenty three perches, then South thirty [seven] degrees West twenty perches, then South twenty degrees West eight [perches] then South forty perches to the aforesaid cove, then running up the same South fifty six degrees East thirty perches, then South twenty three degrees West two perches, then East sixty two perches unto the aforesaid land called Poplar Hill, thence with the same unto the beginning, containing fifty acres. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace James Brown and H. Wells, Junior.
1747/11/24

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

William Dames

Poplar Hill

50

RT:C:251

Deed

November 24, 1747: Samuel Massey, hatter of Kent County in Maryland, sells for £67 to William Dames, merchant of Chestertown, a 50 acre portion of the tract called Poplar Hill in Queen Anne's County, which was heretofore conveyed by [illegible] Ponder unto the aforesaid Samuel Massey by deed dated June 9, 17xx. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace for Kent County Charles Hynson and Beddingfield Hands.
1747/12/02

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

John Haymor

Chestnut Neck

300

RT:C:273

Deed

December 2, 1747: Samuel Massey, hatter of Chestertown in Maryland, sells for £100 and 8,000 pounds of tobacco to John Haymor, planter of Queen Anne's County, 300 acres of a tract called Chestnut Neck in Queen Anne's County on the Chester River. Courses: Beginning at the mouth of Dividing Creek and running thence up with the said creek and the branch thereof to a ditch, then with that ditch to intersect a parcel of land called Poplar Hill, then running with the same unto the mouth of Fishing Creek, and thence running down by and with Chester River unto the mouth of Dividing Creek, containing three hundred acres. Acting for the Crown: James Hynson and Justices of the Peace for Kent County Charles Hynson and Beddingfield Hands. James Smith is Kent County clerk.
1748/01/01

Grantor

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Type

James Maccoy


McCoys Pleasure

129

BY&GS:2:18
BY&GS:1:336

Patent

1748: McCoys Pleasure, Maccoys Pleasure: 129 acres - Developer/Owner: James Maccoy

1748/02/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Mary Williams

Lot No.17

[not stated]

RT:C:303

Deed

February 18, 1748: Samuel Massey, hatter of Chestertown in Kent County Maryland, sells for £5 to Mary Williams, widow of the same place, Lot No.8 in Kingstown in Queen Anne's County. Acting for the Crown: Charles Beale and Justices of the Peace James Brown and H. Wells, Junior.
1748/05/18

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Edward Roe


Roes Chance

247

Pst. cert. 888

Patent

May 18, 1748: Roes Chance: 247 acres - Developer/Owner: Edward Roe


1748/06/28

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Peter Massey & wife Mary

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 in Queen Anne's County from Peter Massey, carpenter, and wife Mary. Courses: Beginning at a marked white oak being a bounded tree of Simon Wilmon's land and running with his land South three hundred and twenty perches thence West one hundred perches and from thence with a straight line to the aforesaid beginning tree containing one hundred acres. Witnesses: James Brown, and H. Wells, Jr.  Acting for the Crown: Al. Tilghman.
1749/04/27

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Daniel Surrell

Lots No.9, 20 and 23

[not stated]

RT:C:378

Deed

April 27, 1749: Samuel Massey, merchant of Chestertown in Kent County, sells for £15 to Daniel Surrell, merchant of the same place, Town Lots No.'s 9, 20, and 23 in Kingstown in Queen Anne's County. The lot is bounded on the one side by Front Street, on the one side by King Street, on the opposite sides by the lots numbered 8 and 16, and the lot numbered twenty, bounded by Queen Street, Baltimore Street and by the lots numbered 21 and 29, and also the lot numbered 23, bounded by Chestnut Street and Queen Street and by the lots numbered 22 and 26. Witnesses: Henry Hooper and Robert Jenkins Henry. Acting for the Crown: Justice of the Peace Henry Hooper.
1749/12/05

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey


Masseys Addition

23.75

TI:4:564
BY&GS:5:35

Patent

December 5, 1749: James Massey's patent of Massey's Addition, a 23.75 acre parcel in Queen Anne's County in Maryland; surveyed for the Crown by John Emory and countersigned by Benjamin Tasker. Courses: Beginning at a red oak bounded with twelve notches standing on the East side of the Unicorn Branch in a point below Hadley's… Over going and run from said red oak North twenty three degrees East seventy four perches and North thirty degrees West eighteen perches and North thirty seven degrees West thirty four perches and North thirty three degrees East thirty nine perches and South twenty degrees East eighty one perches and South thirty degrees West sixteen perches and South sixty eight perches and from there with a straight line to the said beginning red oak, containing and now laid out for twenty three and a half acres.
There are three tracts called Massey's Addition;
the others were patented by James Massey; and by Jane Whittington.
1750/01/03

Grantor

Grantee

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Dames

Samuel Massey

Chestnut Neck

300

RT:C:437

Deed

January 3, 1750: Samuel Massey, merchant of Chestertown, buys for £250 from William Dames, merchant of Queen Anne's County, the 300 acre tract called Chestnut Neck in Queen Anne's County, which William Dames lately bought of John Haymor (Hamor) and Sarah Firth as recorded by deed recorded in Queen Anne's County. Witnesses: Josiah Willson and Thomas Taylor; acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justice of the Peace George Stewart.
1750/06/22

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Edward Neale


Neales Residence

819

BY&GS:2:415
BY&GS:5:13

Patent

June 22, 1750: Neales Residence: 819 acres - Developer/Owner: Edward Neale


1752/09/27

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Stead Lowe


Steads Go Between

71

Pat. cert.

Patent

September 27, 1752: Steads Go Between: 71 acres - Developer/Owner: Stead Lowe


1753/01/24

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey and wife Sarah

Edward Lloyd

Chestnut Neck

300

RT:D:130

Deed

January 24, 1753: Samuel Massey, inholder of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, sells for £240 3/- 1p to Edward Lloyd, Esquire, of Talbot County, the 300 acre tract called Chestnut Neck in Queen Anne's County, which was conveyed, first to William Dames by John Haymor (Hamor) and Sarah Firth, and  then by William Dames to Samuel Massey, both duly recorded in Queen Anne's County's land records. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace James Brown and M. Wright.
1753/08/10

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Humphrey Wells, Junior


Bath Meadows

36

Y&S:6:266
GS:1:360

Patent

August 10, 1853: Bath Meadows: 36 acres - Developer/Owner: Humphrey Wells, Junior


1753/08/31

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Hadley

James Massey, Senior

Friendship

30

RT:D:186

Deed

August 31, 1753: James Massey, Senior, planter of Queen Anne's County, buys, for £20 and 1,000 pounds of tobacco, 30 acres of a tract called Friendship  from John Hadley of the same place.  Courses: Beginning at a locust post marked IM standing in the East North East line of the part of Friendship in Queen Anne's County sold by Thomas Hynson Wright to James Massey, Senior, and running from the said locust post, first South twenty one degrees East forty eight perches, then East North East one hundred and nine perches, then North thirty five degrees East forty eight perches, then North fifty four degrees West eleven perches, from thence with a straight line to the aforesaid locust post, containing about thirty acres. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace James Brown and John Seegar.
1753/08/31

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Hadley

James Massey, Junior

Friendship

50

RT:D:187

Deed

August 31, 1753: James Massey, Junior, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys 50 acres of the tract called Friendship in Queen Anne's County for £40 and 2,000 pounds of tobacco from John Hadley of the same place.  Courses: Beginning at a locust post marked IM that stands in the East North East line of the part of Friendship that Thomas Hynson Wright sold to James Massey, Senior, and running from said locust post first South twenty one degrees East forty eight perches, then West South West one hundred and seventy one perches, then North nine degrees West forty nine perches, from thence with a straight line to the beginning locust post, containing about fifty acres. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace James Brown and John Seegar.
1753/09/20

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey


Masseys Addition

40-1/2

GS:2:92
BC&GS:1:38

Patent

September 20, 1753: Masseys Addition: 40-1/2 acres - Developer/Owner: Samuel Massey
Images can be viewed here.
There are three tracts called Massey's Addition;
the others were patented by James Massey; and by Jane Whittington.
1755/05/22

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey


Masseys Right

23

BC&GS:3:75
BC&GS:4:113

Patent

May 22, 1755: Masseys Right: 23 acres - Developer/Owner: Samuel Massey

1756/02/13

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Vincent Benton


Bentons Luck

79

Pat. cert. 90

Patent

February 13, 1756: Bentons Luck: 79 acres - Developer/Owner: Vincent Benton


1756/04/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Green


Greens Discovery

43-3/4

Pat. cert. 403

Patent

April 9, 1756: Greens Discovery: 43-3/4 acres - Developer/Owner: William Green


1756/05/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Harris


Harris' Hazard

59-1/2

Pat. cert. 437

Patent

May 28, 1756: Harrises Hazard: 59-1/2 acres - Developer/Owner: Thomas Harris


1757/03/04

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Bracca


Marshland

12

Pat. cert. 643

Patent

March 4, 1757: Marshland: 12 acres - Developer/Owner: John Bracca
1757/08/24

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Nicholas Massey, Junior

William Newnam

Paccolott

18

RT:E:149

Deed

August 24, 1757: Nicholas Massey, planter of Kent County in Maryland, sells for £10 to William Newnam, planter of Queen Anne's County, an 18 acre portion of the tract called Paccolett in Queen Anne's County, lying on the Western side of the Unicorn Branch. Courses: Beginning at a bounded red oak standing near the said branch by a path that leads from William Jackson's to Mr. Humphrey Well's, and running thence North thirty seven degrees West eighty perches, then North fifty three degrees East thirty six perches, then South thirty seven degrees East eighty perches, and from thence with a straight line to the aforesaid red oak, containing eighteen acres. Signed, "Nicholas Massey, Junior." Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace George Wells and John Brown.
1758/02/17

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Robert Sands and wife Mice

Samuel Massey

Lot No.6

[not stated]

RT:E:197

Deed

February 17, 1758: Samuel Massey, merchant of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys Lot No.6 in Kingstown, Queen Anne's County, for £30 from Robert Sands, planter of the same place. Lot No.6 was lately occupied by Sarah Elleen, widow, deceased. Acting for the Crown: Justice of the Peace Beddingfield Hands.
1759/08/21

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Harris


Harris' Rambles

2,122

BC&GS:18:451
BC&GS:24:153

Patent

August 21, 1859: Harriss's Rambles (Rambler): 2,122 acres - Developer/Owner: Thomas Harris
1760/04/18

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Bracca


Marsh Land

836

Pat. cert. 644

Patent

April 18, 1760: Marsh Land: 836 acres - Developer/Owner: John Bracca
1760/06/24

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Spry and wife Mary

Moses Massey

Friendship

21

RT:F:82

Deed

June 24, 1760: Moses Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys for £17 from John Spry, planter of the same place, 21 acres of the tract called Friendship in Queen Anne's County, located on the Unicorn Branch. Courses: Beginning at the beginning of the said John Spry's part of Friendship and running thence South ten degrees East eight perches, then South seventy four degrees West one hundred and twenty seven perches, then North ten degrees West twenty seven perches to where it intersects the fourth line of John Spry's part of Friendship, then North seventy four degrees East one hundred and nineteen perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing twenty one acres. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace George Wells and Bn. Roberts.
1760/08/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey

John Buckingham

Friendship Corrected

8

RT:F:362

Deed

August 25, 1760: James Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland sells for £16 10/- to John Buckingham of the same place, an 8 acre portion of a tract called Friendship Corrected in Queen Anne's County, lying on the West side of the Unicorn Branch and on the West South West side of the main road that runs through the said tract of land. Courses: Beginning at the end of sixty six perches upon the third line of Friendship Corrected, and running from thence West South West sixty eight perches, then South South East twenty perches, then East North East sixty six perches, then North North West to the beginning, containing eight acres. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and  Justices of the Peace George Wells and Bn. Goulding.
1761/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Sprys


Sprys Chance

16

BC&GS:18:155
BC&GS:21:143

Patent

1761: Sprys Chance: 16 acres - Developer/Owner: William Sprys (Spry)

Two other tracts called Spry's Chance; one is by Christopher Spry; the other is also by William Spry.
1761/03/31

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey, Sr.


Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected

211

BC&GS:16:271
BC&GS:14:375

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). Courses: Beginning at a locust post marked {IM} and standing in the East North East line of part of said tract of land sold by Thomas Hynson Wright to James Massey Senior and run from said Locust post South twenty one degrees East forty eight perches and West South West one hundred and forty two perches and North nine degrees West forty nine perches and from thence with a straight line to the said beginning locust post, containing within those lines thirty nine acres of land, and for the second part of said tract, beginning at the end of the line South seventy four degrees West two hundred and seventy perches of the said tract of land sold by Col. Richard Tilghman to Francis Spry and run from thence, by the line aforesaid reverse North Seventy four degrees East one hundred and thirty two perches and North fifteen degrees and thirty minutes West one hundred and eight perches and West South West one hundred and sixty perches and South nine degrees and forty one perches and from thence with a straight line to the said beginning containing within those lines ninety four acres of land, And lastly for describing the out bounds of the whole tract and reducing the same into one entire tract now called Massey's part of Friendship Corrected lying and being in the county aforesaid, Beginning at the aforesaid locust post marked {IM} and standing in the East North East line of part of said tract of land sold by Thomas Hynson Wright to James Massey, Senior, and run from said locust post West South West one hundred and thirty two perches and North nine degrees West eighty eight perches and West South West one hundred and thirty four perches and South six degrees East twenty eight perches and East North East one hundred and nine perches and South nine degrees East one hundred and seventy four  perches and South East forty seven perches and South West one hundred and six perches South fifty four degrees East seventeen perches and Northeast one hundred and seven perches and South East twenty two perches and North East twenty perches and North four degrees East twenty one perches and North West twenty eight perches in North seventy four degrees East one hundred and thirty two perches and North fifteen degrees and thirty minutes West one hundred and eight perches and West South West sixteen perches and from thence with a straight line to the aforesaid beginning locust post containing and now laid out for two hundred and eleven acres. Survey by Arthur Emery; countersigned for the Crown by Edward Lloyd and H. Sharpe.
1761/03/31

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey, Sr.


Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected

211

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.  Acting for the Crown: Edward Lloyd and Horatio Sharpe.
1762/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Edward Lloyd


Chestnutt Neck Corrected

362

BC&GS:16:541
BC&GS:19:184

Patent

1762: Chestnutt Neck Corrected: 362 acres - Developer/Owner: Edward Lloyd

See also the tracts called Chestnut Neck: One by John Whittington; the other by
John Hamor, Jr.
1762/06/22

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Massey

James Massey

Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected

13.25

RT:F:220

Deed

June 22, 1762: John Massey, planter  (son of James Massey, deceased) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 2 pounds, 2 shillings buys a 13.25 acre tract of land called Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected from James Massey, planter. Courses: Beginning at the end of the first line of the aforesaid tract of land and running thence by and with the second line of the same tract of land north nine degrees West eighty eight perches and thence West South West twenty and five perches thence South nine degrees East eighty eight perches and from thence with a straight line to the beginning aforesaid at the end of the first line aforesaid containing thirteen acres and one quarter of an acre. Witnesses: George Wells, and William Roberts.  Acting for the Crown: [illegible] Tilghman.
1762/09/11

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Gideon Emory


Woodridge Corrected

736

BC&GS:18:624
BC&GS:24:132

Patent

September 11, 1762: Wood[b]ridge Corrected: 736 acres - Developer/Owner: Gideon Emory
Another tract with a similar named is called simply, Woodridge.
1762/10/06

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Robinson & Edward Godwin


Partnership Addition

50

Pat. cert. 773

Patent

October 6, 1762: Partnership Addition: 50 acres - Developer/Owners: Thomas Robinson & Edward Godwin
Images can be viewed here.
There are two other tracts called Partnership Addition;
the others are by
Alexander Tolson and also by Thomas Robinson & Edward Godwin.
1763/03/23

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Spry and wife Mary

Moses Massey

Friendship

70

RT:F:314

Deed

March 23, 1763: Moses Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for £60 from John Spry, planter of the same place, the unsold residual part of the tract called Friendship which John Spry inherited from his late father. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace Jonathan Hall and Benjamin Gould.

1763/07/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Alexander Tolson


Tolsons Hardship

188

BC&GS:20:515
BC&GS:24:142

Patent

July 25, 1763: Tolsons Hardship: 188 acres - Developer/Owner: Alexander Tolson


1763/08/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey

John Buckingham

Friendship Corrected

8.25

RT:F:362

Deed

August 25, 1763: John Buckingham of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 16 pounds 10 shillings buys an 8.25 acre tract of land called Friendship Corrected from James Massey. Courses: Beginning at the end of sixty six perches upon the third line of said land and runs from thence West South West sixty eight purges and South South East twenty perches and East North East sixty six perches and North North West to the beginning, containing eight acres and one quarter acre. Witnesses: George Walls (Wells) and B.W. Gould.
1763/09/29

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Charles Basnett


Nasbys Addition

302

BC&GS:18:715
BC&GS:24:138

Patent

September 29, 1763: Nasbys Addition: 302 acres - Developer/Owner: Charles Basnett (Robert Bassett)

1763/10/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Arthur Emory III


The Beginning

4-1/2

Pat. cert. 73

Patent

October 14, 1763: The Beginning: 4-1/2 acres - Developer/Owner: Arthur Emory III

Note: there are two other The Beginning's: One by William Hollingsworth; the other by Vincent Lowe.
1765/03/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Willliam Spry


Sprys Chance

16

Pat. cert. 984

Patent

March 25, 1765: Sprys Chance: 16 acres - Developer/Owner: William Spry
Images can be viewed here.
There are two other tracts called Spry's Chance; one is by Christopher Spry; the other is also by William Spry.
1766/06/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Sherwood & wife Elizabeth Sherwood; and Solomon Cobron & wife Hester Cobron

James Massey

Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected

8.25

RT:G:273

Deed

June 25, 1766: James Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys an 8-1/4 acre portion of Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected for £32 from Thomas Sherwood and wife Elizabeth; and Solomon Cobron and wife Hester.  Elizabeth and Hester are sisters, the co-heiresses of the estate of John Buckingham of Queen Anne's County, deceased. The parcel lies on the West side of the main road that runs through the said tract and were sold to John Buckingham by deed dated May 28, 1763 and recorded in Liber RT No.F [Folio 362]. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace Jonathan Hall and John Brown.
1767/06/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Falconar & wife Catherine Falconar

James Massey

Friendship

30

RT:H:45

Deed

June 25, 1767: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for £67 10/- from John Falconar of the same place, a part of the tract called Friendship which was originally granted to Richard Tilghman and which more recently belonged to Thomas Spry.  Courses: Beginning at the North East corner of Friendship at the end of its third line as mentioned in the deed from William Spry to Thomas Spry, and running from thence South ten degrees East forty four perches, then South seventy four degrees West eighty three perches, then North sixty five perches, until it intersects the third line of Thomas Spry's part of Friendship, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing thirty acres. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace Jonathan Hall and Benjamin Gould.
1769/06/27

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Francis Spry

Moses Massey

Friendship

91

RT:H:355

Deed

June 27, 1769: Moses Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for £6 from Francis Spry, son and heir of John Spry, deceased,one part of the tract called Friendship that John Spry had conveyed to Moses Massey by deed dated June 20, 1760, and containing 21 acres; and a second part of Friendship that John Spry had also granted to Moses Massey by deed dated January 15, 1763, containing 70 acres. Acting for the Crown:  Justices of the Peace John Brown and Benjamin Gould.
1772/05/05

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Alexander Tolson


Partnership Addition

62-1/4

BC&GS:39:496
BC&GS:45:142

Patent

May 5, 1772: Partnership Addition: 63-1/4 acres  - Developer/Owner: Alexander Tolson
Images can be viewed here.
There are two other tracts called Partnership Addition; both are by Thomas Robinson & Edward Godwin;
one was created in 1762; the other was created in 1792.
1772/06/23

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Moses Massey

James Massey

Friendship

40.5

RT:I:371

Deed

June 23, 1772: James Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys for £85 1/- from Moses Massey, also a planter of the same place, a 40-1/2 acre portion of the tract called Friendship in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at a locust post marked "IM" which said post is the beginning boundary of that part of Friendship which was sold by John Hadley to James Massey, and from thence running South twenty one degrees East forty eight perches, then North seventy and a half degrees East twenty one and 4/10 perches, then South fifteen and a half degrees East thirty perches, then North fifty nine degrees East seventy three perches, then North four degrees West twenty five perches, then North thirty five and three quarter degrees West thirty three perches, then North forty seven and a quarter degrees West twelve perches, and from there with a line drawn North seventy five and a quarter degrees West until it intersects a line drawn East North East from the aforesaid post, containing forty and a half acres. Acting for the Crown: Richard Tilghman and Justices of the Peace John Brown and Benjamin Gould.
1773/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Jane Whittington


Masseys Addition

40-1/2

Unpat. cert. 197

Certificate

1773: Masseys Addition: 40-1/2 acres - Developer/Owner: - Jane Whittington
Images can be viewed here.
There are three tracts called Massey's Addition;
the others were patented by James Massey; and by Samuel Massey.

1774/05/30

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Jonathan Morris

James Massey, Senior

Narbys Addition

22.5

RT:K:321

Deed

May 30, 1774: James Massey, Senior, of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for £42 from Jonathan Morris of Chester County in Pennsylvania, practitioner of Physick, a 22-1/2 acre portion of a tract called Narby's Addition in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at the end of fifty one perches on the second line of the original survey of Narby and at the end of the second line of Narby's Addition, and thence South fifty six perches, then East North East forty perches to a tract of land called Bridgewater, then with Bridgewater South seventy eight perches to Jonathan Halls' part of Narby's Addition and with said Hall's land North West one hundred and nine perches, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing twenty two and a half acres. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace John Brown and Benjamin Gould.
1774/06/22

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Moses Massey

Isaac Spencer

Friendship

22

RT:K:341

Deed

June 22, 1774: Moses Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, sells for £30 5/- to Isaac Spencer, merchant of Kent County, a 22 acre portion of the tract called Friendship that is now inundated as the result of the construction of a dam for the use of, at first a forging mill, now converted to a grist mill. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace Nachel Downes and Benjamin Gould.
1774/06/27

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Richard Jeffreys

Eleazer Massey

Hillmanors Plains

73

RT:K:356

Lease

June 27, 1774: Eleazer Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, mortgages for a loan of £50 and then one peppercorn on July 1 of each succeeding year for seven years paid by Richard Jeffreys, free black, also of Queen Anne's County, and formerly a tenant of John Wilmon (Wilnon ?) of Kent County, a 73 acre portion of the tract called Hillmanors [maybe Killemanam ?] Plains, which mortgage shall become null and void if Richard Jeffreys returns the £50 with legal interest to Eleazer Massey by July 1, 1778. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace Nachel Downes and Isaac Souvenor.
1774/07/13

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Ridgeway & wife Littilia

Eleazer Massey

Reviving Springs

[not stated]

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

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Ridgeway & wife Littilia

Eleazer Massey

Reviving Springs

[not stated]

RT:K:355

Bond

July 13, 1774: Samuel Ridgeway and wife Littilia execute a bond for £370 to warrant that Reviving Springs, formerly owned by William Lounden, and now in the possession of Eleazer Massey, was free of all encumbrances and well and truly theirs to convey to Eleazer Massey; should that be the case, then the bond shall be of no effect. For his part, Eleazer Massey subsequently paid Samuel Ridgeway £180 for all his part of the within mentioned land. Acting for the Crown: Witness Sarah Farrell and Justices of the Peace Edmond Farrell an Nathaniel Buchanan.
1775/04/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Absalom Gibbs

Eleazer Massey

Hillmanning Plains

58.5

RT:K:477

Mortgage

April 25, 1775: Absalom Gibbs, free black, formerly the slave of John Gibbs and manumitted by his Last Will and Testament in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, mortgages the 58-1/2 acre tract called Hillmanning [maybe Killemanam ?] Plains to Eleazer Massey for the loan of £28 16/- 7p, said sum to be paid back with legal interest to Eleazer at the end of three and a half years (by October 1, 1777) from the date of the deed, in which case Absalom can remain owner of the land and the deed becomes null and void. Yearly "rent" is one peppercorn. Acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace Nachel Downes and Isaac Souvenor.
1775/08/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joseph Nicholson, Junior & wife Elizabeth

James Massey

Bridgewater

33.33

RT:K:525

Deed

August 25, 1775: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for £100 from Joseph Nicholson, Junior, and wife Elizabeth of Kent County, a 33-1/3 acre portion of the 300 acre tract called Bridgewater which was alotted to Joseph and Elizabeth by the Sheriff of Queen Anne's County in 1773 by a writ of partition obtained from the Provincial Court to the Sheriff for the purpose of partitioning between Joseph Nicholson and wife Elizabeth, Joseph Nicholson, Senior, and William Charles Neal, oldest son and heir of Henrietta Neal, devised of the tract called Bridgewater, another tract called Slopmoy, and a third tract called Cambowell, which said writ of partition and the inquisition thereon is recorded in metes and bounds as 33-1/3 acres. Acting for the Crown: John Browne and Justices of the Peace W. Ringgold and James Anderson. Dennis Dulany is clerk.
1779/05/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Ridgeway & wife Littilia

Eleazer Massey

Reviving Springs

93

RT:L:221

Deed

May 25, 1779: Eleazer Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys for £180 from Samuel Ridgeway, planter, and wife Littilia, also of Queen Anne's County, a 93 acre portion of the tract called Reviving Springs, once owned by William Lambden, father of Littilia, with the condition that if a part or moiety of the tract be taken out of his possession, that he be reimbursed by the Ridgeways at the rate of £1 18/- 8p per acre so taken. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Vn. Benton and James O'Bryon.
1780/07/31

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey

James Massey

Friendship; and Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected

106.5

RT:L:377

Deed

July 31, 1780: Josiah Massey, farmer of Kent County in Maryland, sells for 571 good bushels of wheat the 106-1/2 acre tract combined of parts of Friendship and Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected to James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County. The combined tract is located in Queen Anne's County on the South side of the Forge Mill Pond on the Unicorn Branch of Chester River, which land Josiah Massey inherited as the only surviving son of the late Peter Massey of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a white oak marked with six notches (three and three opposite) which is the original beginning tree of the tract called Friendship which the late James Massey (father of the aforesaid Peter Massey and also of the James Massey who is one of the parties of this indenture) purchased from Thomas Hynson Wright and his wife Mary by deed dated July 24, 1735 (Liber RT No.A Folio 420) and running from thence West South West two hundred and forty two perches to a tract called Spry's Adventure and owned by Francis Spry, then with Spry's Adventure South nine degrees East eighty eight perches to that part of Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected which is owned by the present James Massey, and then East North East twenty five perches to that part of Friendship which the same James Massey purchased from John Hadley, then North nine degrees West four perches to the third line of that part of Friendship which the late James Massey purchased from Thomas Hynson Wright and his wife Mary, and then with the same third line East North East two hundred and six perches to the above named mill pond and then along the edge of that mill pond by the several following courses: North twenty six degrees West nine perches, then North eighty degrees West six perches, then South seventy four degrees West fourteen perches, then North forty six degrees West fourteen perches, then North four degrees east fourteen perches, then North thirty one degrees East twenty eight perches, then North twelve degrees East twelve perches, then North forty seven degrees East six perches, then North thirty six [degrees] East sixteen perches, and then with a straight line to the first beginning [tree] containing one hundred six and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace V.R. Benton and Sam Ridgeway.
1781/10/26

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Moses Massey

his children, incl. Hemsley Massey

[not stated]

[not stated]

RT:L:445

Deed of gift

October 26, 1781: Moses Massey  of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland gives out of good will and affection a number of items and real estate to his children: daughter Permela, son Samuel, son Hemsley, daughter Elizabeth, son Levi, his friend Rachel Lacharse and his daughter Permela, the wife of John Peters. To Parmela Massey Peters: a horse called Ball; To Samuel Massey: a horse called Liberty, one bed & furniture, one brindle cow, one sow & six pigs, one iron pot, one pewter dish & two ewes; to Hemsley Massey: one horse called Triall, one bed & furniture, one cow called Star, one sow and five pigs, one iron pot, one pewter dish, two ewes, one desk, one case of bottles, one slave woman named Silve; to Elizabeth Massey: one slave girl named Tempe, one horse called Sorrel, one (new) side saddle, one red & white cow, one brown heifer, one iron pot, one pewter dish, one red chest, one bed & furniture, two ewes, one sow, one white table; to Levi Massey: one colt called Kistor, one bed & furniture, one iron pot, one pewter dish, two ewes, one sow & five pigs, six pewter plates, one cow called Lill, one brown chest; to Rachel Lacharse: one cow called Blacko, one horse called Pall, the colt the mare is big with excepted, one small pewter dish, one ewe, one hog, one linen wheel and groat to the aforesaid names above mentioned.  Household stuff, implements, chattels to me belonging & which I may justly claim as in right, my own whether alive or dead as well moveables or things immoveable, both real & personal in whose hands custody or possession so ever they be or whosoever the same or any of them or any part of them can or may now hereafter be found remaining or being, as well in the messuage or tenement with the appurtenances wherein I now dwell as in any place or messuage whatsoever ... Witnesses: James Massey, William Massey, and Charles Simmond.
1782/08/03

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey

Isaac Spencer

Friendship; and Masseys Addition

23.5

RT:3:21

Deed

August 3, 1782: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for £50 a combined 23-1/2 acre portion of the tracts called Friendship and Massey's Addition to Isaac Spencer, also of Kent County, that lie in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at a red oak bounded with twelve notches, standing on the East side of the Unicorn Branch [of Chester River] in a point below Hadley's over going and running from said red oak North twenty three degrees East seventy five perches, then North thirty degrees West eighteen perches, then North thirty seven degrees West thirty four perches, then North thirty three degrees East thirty nine perches, then South twenty degrees East eighty one perches, then South thirty degrees West sixteen perches, then South sixty eight perches, and thence with a straight line to the beginning red oak, containing twenty three and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ben. Sudler, Junior and Nachel Downes.

[Note: the pagination of the record of this deed is amiss; page 21 is OK, but page 22 is on page 24 of the digital record - GL,III,ed.]

1782/08/10

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Charles Neill & wife Mary

William Massey

Bridgewater

1.5

RT:3:25

Deed

August 10, 1782: William Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £20 in specie from William Charles Neill and wife Mary of the same place, a 1-1/2 acre portion of the tract called Bridgewater in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at the end of the East North East line that is eight four and 22/25 perches, part of the tract called Bridgewater, sold by Joseph Nicholson, Junior, to James Massey, and running thence East North East twenty six and 16/25 perches, then North West three degrees North thirty four and 10/25 perches, then South thirty four perches to the aforesaid beginning, containing by estimation one and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Sam. Ridgeway and Nachel Downes.

[This digital record is also two pages off - GL,III, ed.]

1783/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

 Thomas Ralph


Ralphs Adventure

40-3/4

Unpat. cert. 253

Certificate

1783: Ralphs Adventure: 40-3/4 acres - Developer/Owner:  Thomas Ralph


1783/02/11

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Francis Rochester

William Massey

Nasoby

6.25

RT:3:70

Deed

February 11, 1783: William Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £15 15/- from Francis Rochester, also of Queen Anne's County, a 6-1/4 acre portion of the tract called Nasoby in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at the end of fifty one perches upon the second line of a tract called Nasoby and from thence running South fifty six perches, then East North East forty perches to a tract called Bridgewater, thence North four perches to a tract called Reviving Springs, thence with that land West South West twenty six perches, then North two degrees, forty seven minutes and thirty seconds East sixty three perches to the aforesaid second line of Nasoby, and from thence with a straight line to the aforesaid place of beginning, containing six and a quarter acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Nachel Downes and Edward Downes.
1784/06/24

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Charles Neill

Eleazer Massey

Bridgewater; Stepney; and Land Camberwell

[not stated]

CD:1:53

Deed

June 24, 1784: Eleazer Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £1,500 in Spanish milled dollars at seven shillings and six pence each from William Charles Neill of Queen Anne's County, a portion of the tract called Bridgewater (excepting a small part already deeded unto James Massey, Senior) in Queen Anne's County, which was allotted to William Charles Neill, eldest son of the late Henrietta Neill, by the Sheriff of Queen Anne's County in 1773 by virtue of a writ of partition obtained from the Provincial Court between William Charles Neill, Joseph Nicholson and his wife Mary, Joseph Nicholson, Junior and his wife Elizabeth of the aforesaid tract called Bridgewater, another tract called Stepney, and a third tract called Land (Sand ?) Camberwell, which said partition and the inquisition thereon records the metes and bounds thereof.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Nachel Downes and Art. Emory, Junior.
1784/10/30

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joseph Nicholson, Senior, & wife Mary Nicholson

James Massey

Bridgewater

61

CD:1:95

Deed

October 30, 1784: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £100 from Joseph H. Nicholson, Senior, and wife Mary of Kent County a 61 acre portion of the 300 acre tract called Bridgewater that was allotted to the said Joseph Nicholson, Senior, and his wife Mary by the Sheriff of Queen Anne's County in 1773 by writ of partition obtained from the Provincial Court to partition between Joseph Nicholson and his wife Mary, Joseph Nicholson, Junior and his wife Elizabeth, and William Charles Neill, eldest son and heir of the late Henrietta Neill the tracts called Bridgewater, another parcel called Stepney, and a third tract called Camberwells, whose metes and bounds were duly recorded. James Massey agreed to pay for the land as adjudged by the jury at the rate of £7 per acre. Witnesses: William Massey Ben. Chambers, Kent County clerk and Justices of the Peace for Kent County James Claypoole and R. Graves.
1785/07/26

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Trusty, Senior

Eleazer Massey

Hillmannings Plains

16

CD:1:307

Deed

July 26, 1785: Eleazer Massey, planter of Queen Anne;'s County in the State of Maryland buys for £10 from William Trusty, Senior, of Kent County in the State of Delaware, his undivided moeity or half share of a 16 acre portion of the tract called Hillmanning's [maybe Killemanam ?] Plains in Queen Anne's County. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Nachel Downes and Abraham Falconar.

1785/07/27

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey

Nathan Sartain

slaves Silvia and Benjamin

...

CD:1:311

Deed

July 27, 1785: Samuel Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for £82 10/- in specie to Nathan  Sartain of Queen Anne's County, one slave woman called Silvia and one slave boy called Benjamin. Witnesses: William Falconar and Robert Sartain.
1785/10/05

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Falconar

James Massey, Junior

Friendship; and Sprys Chance

28.25

CD:1:330

Deed

October 5, 1785: James Massey, Junior, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £197 16/- from William Falconar, gentleman of Queen Anne's County, a combined 28-1/4 acres of the tracts called Friendship and Spry's Chance in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at a stone marked IM and running thence South sixty and three quarter degrees West eighteen perches, then South seventy seven and a half degrees West thirty four perches, then South eleven and a half degrees West ten and a half perches, then East forty two and a half perches, then South five and a quarter degrees Est sixty eight perches, then North eighty seven degrees East ninety two perches, then North ten degrees West fifty perches, then South seventy four degrees West eighty three perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning stone, containing twenty eight and a quarter acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Abraham Falconar and Nachel Downes.
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 black 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 [maybe Killemanam ?] Plains from Eleazer Massey, gentleman.  Witnesses: V. Downs, and John Lacey.

1787/09/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Ridgeway & wife Littilia Ridgeway

Sarah Massey and Elizabeth Massey

Reviving Springs

[not stated]

CD:2:334

Deed

September 8, 1787: Sarah Massey and Elizabeth Massey (daughters of Eleazer Massey) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 5 shillings buy a tract of land called Reviving Springs, purchased by Eleazer Massey from Samuel Ridgeway and wife Littilia.  Witnesses: Edward Downes, and [illegible] Wayland.
1788/03/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel Massey

Hemsley Massey

Friendship

60

STW:1:27

Deed

March 25, 1788: Samuel Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland sells for £240 to Hemsley Massey, planter, also of Queen Anne's County, a 60 acre portion of the tract called Friendship which Samuel Massey inherited from his father Moses Massey. Witnesses: John Seale and Justices of the Peace John Brown and John Thompson.
1788/03/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel
Massey
Hemsley
Massey
slave children named Temssy, Stan, and Corner Cubbard; and furniture [none]
STW:1:29 Bill of Sale
March 25, 1788: Samuel Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for £30 to Hemsley Massey, also of Queen Anne's County, one slave girl about five years old named Temssy, one slave child about three years old named Stan, one small boy named Corner Cubbard, one blue chest, one bed with some furniture, the whole valued at about £30. Witness: John Seale.
1788/10/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey & William Massey

slave Amy

[none]

[none]

STW:1:152

Manumission

October 8, 1788: James Massey and William Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumit the slave woman named Amy whom they inherited at the death of their father James Massey to carry out the Will of their late father, who intended to set the Amy free from a state of slavery. Witnesses: Jonathan Sincy and Justice of the Peace Abraham Falconar.
1790/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Hawkins


Poplar Hill

167-1/4

Unpat. cert. 235

Certificate

1790: Poplar Hill: 167-1/4 acres - Developer/Owner: James Hawkins
Note: There is another Poplar Hill, by Richard Tilghman.
1790/07/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Massey


Bridgewater

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.
1792/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Robinson & Edward Godwin


Partnership Addition

50

BC&GS:20:403
BC&GS:24:165

Patent

1792: Partnership Addition: 50 acres - Developer/Owner: Thomas Robinson and Edward Godwin


There are two other tracts called Partnership Addition;
the others are by Alexander Tolson and also by Thomas Robinson & Edward Godwin.
1793/05/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey, Sr.

James Massey, Jr.

Friendship

[not stated]

STW:2:405

Deed

May 20, 1793: James Massey, Senior, planter of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- to James Massey, Junior, also of Queen Anne's County a portion of the tract called Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at a stone marked with the letter A which stands near the road leading from Harry Dixon's Tavern to Watts's [illegible] House on Chester River, and running with a straight line Easterly to a second stone marked with the letter B which stands on or near a division line between Hemsley Massey and the said James Massey, Senior, and running Easterly by and with the division line to the exterior bounds including all that tract and parcel of land lying to the Westward of that line, now the property and in the possession of James Massey, Senior. James, Junior, may take possession of all the stated parcel after the death of James, Senior. Witnesses: Robert H. Thomas, W. Thomas,  and Justices of the Peace Thomas Roberts and George Jackson.
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.
1795/05/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James
Massey
Slaves: Richard, Daniel, Lydia, Tilla, Isaac, Benjamin, William, Stephen, and Charlotte [none] [none]
STW:3:299 Manumission
May 20, 1795: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits Richard, Daniel, Lydia, Tilla, Isaac, Benjamin, William, Stephen, and Charlotte. However, Richard, Daniel and Lydia are to be set free at the time of James Massey's death; Tilla at the end of eleven years and five months from the date of these presents; Isaac at the end of thirteen years and five months from this date; William at the end of sixteen years and eight months from the date hereof;  Stephen at the end of twenty years and two months; and Charlotte at the end of twenty one years, at which all these persons are to be absolutely discharged and manumitted from a state of slavery. Witnesses: George Jackson, Mary [illegible] and Justice of the Peace Ja. O'Bryon.  [James Massey was perhaps thinking of avoiding the discharge of minor children - GL,III,ed.]
1795/05/21

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Oliver Smith

Daniel Toas Massey

[Collins His Range or Collins Range]

[300]

STW:3:308

Bond

May 21, 1795: Oliver Smith of Kent County in the State of Maryland binds himself in the amount of £400 to Daniel Toas Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, lest Oliver's wife not relinquish her dower right in the tract [the 300 acres of Collins His Range or Collins Range] heretofore sold by Oliver Smith to Daniel Toas Massey, said obligation to be null and void if said wife formally gives up her dower right. Witness: George Jackson.
1795/10/07

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Thomas Price


Prices Pharsalia

305

IC:L:4
IC:K:523

Patent

October 7, 1795: Prices Pharsalia: 305 acres - Developer/Owner: Thomas Price

1796/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Thompson


Woodlands

414+

Unpat. cert. 325

Certificate

1796: Woodlands: 414 acres, 2 Ro[o]ds, 32 Perches - Developer/Owner: John Thompson


1796/02/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benoni Harris

Benjamin Massey

Reviving Springs

[not stated]

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.
1796/02/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey & wife Elizabeth Massey

Benoni Harris

Reviving Springs

[not stated]

STW:3:491

Deed

February 14, 1796: Benjamin Massey and his wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for £583 6/- 8p (and for 6,200 pounds of tobacco ?) to Benoni Harris, also of Kent County, the tract called Reviving Springs which Eleazer Massey, father of the aforesaid Benjamin Massey, purchased from Samuel Ridgeway, Esquire, deceased, and his wife Littilia on September 8, 1787, then granted by deed to his two daughters Sarah Massey and Elizabeth Massey, being the undivided estate of said Sarah Massey (now Sarah Harris, the wife of Benoni Harris) and the aforesaid Elizabeth Massey. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace T. Roberts and Daniel Knock.
1796/06/13

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Hemsley Massey

Pamela Massey

[not stated]

[not stated]

STW:4:26

Deed of gift

June 13, 1796: Hemsley Massey, gentleman of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- out of love and affection to Pamelia (Pamela) Massey, his daughter, all that part of a tract of land on the West side of the Unicorn Branch of Chester River  which was formerly the property of Hemsley Massey, father to the said Hemsley Massey, and which is now in the tenure of [i.e., leased to] William Beely Clark. Witnesses: Dan. Knock and Thomas Roberts.
1796/08/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Gilbert & wife Sarah and George Gilbert & wife Sarah

Hemsley Massey

Jerusalem (two parcels)

123.5; 46

STW:4:49

Deed

August 9, 1796: Hemsley Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £1,106 10/- from James Gilbert and George Gilbert, farmers, also of Queen Anne's County, 169-1/2 acres, consisting of one portion of the tract called Jerusalem which lies to the Westward of William Gilbert's dwelling house and which is contained within the following courses: Beginning at a stone standing in the corner of a fence and on the fourth line of the said tract of land called Jerusalem and running from thence South forty and a half degrees West eighty six perches to a second stone, then North sixty eight and a half degrees West twenty two perches to a third stone, then South fifty six degrees and fifty two minutes West one hundred and forty six and a half perches until it intersects the second part of the said tract which was purchased by Thomas Gilbert, deceased, of James Tilghman, deceased, to another or fourth stone, then North North West one hundred and four and a half perches to the end of the second line of the said part purchased as aforesaid to a fifth stone, then East North East two hundred and fourteen perches to a sixth stone, from thence South East sixty perches to the aforesaid beginning stone, containing one hundred and twenty three and a half acres. And also all that tract or parcel of land lying in Queen Anne's County called Jerusalem which lies to the Eastward of the dwelling house of William Gilbert which is contained within the following courses: Beginning at a stone standing at the beginning of that part of Jerusalem which was formerly purchased by Thomas Gilbert, deceased, of James Tilghman, deceased, and running from thence West South West two hundred and sixty four perches to a second stone marked HHB, then North North West [illegible] and a half perches to a third stone, then North sixty one and a half degrees East two hundred and thirty five perches to a fourth stone, then North seventy three degrees West thirty seven perches to a fifth stone, then North forty four and a half degrees East fifty six perches until it intersects the home course of the aforesaid tract purchased as aforesaid at the place where a sixth stone [illegible] stands upon and thence with a straight line to the beginning stone, containing forty six acres. Witnesses: Dan. Knock and T. Roberts.
1796/08/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Gilbert and wife Ann

Hemsley Massey

Neglect

30.5

STW:4:51

Deed

August 9, 1796: Hemsley Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £213 from William Gilbert, also farmer of Queeen Anne's County, a 30-1/2 acre portion of the tract called Neglect lying in Queen Anne's County, which William Gilbert formerly purchased from Jonathan Jester. Courses: Beginning at a stone standing at the end of the first line of the tract caloled Jerusalem and marked with the letters HM and running from thence South South East twenty perches to another stone, then [North] sixty eight degrees East forty seven perches to another stone, then North sixty six degrees East [twenty] nine perches to another stone, then South [twenty] three and a half degrees East ten perches to another stone, then [North] sixty one and a half degrees East twenty four perches to another stone, then North East seventy six perches until it intersects the first line of the tract called Jerusalem, then with the said first line of Jerusalem to the aforesaid place of beginning at the first bounded stone, containing thirty and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Dan. Knock and T. Roberts.
1797/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

[not stated]

James Massey, dec.

Sprys Friendship

[not stated]

RT:3:316

Commission

1797: James Massey Estate of Friendship, Sprys Friendship, Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected, Spr[a]ys Chance, Hazzard.
1797/02/20

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Elliotts Heirs


Elliotts Addition

7-1/4

Pat. cert. 714

Patent

February 20, 1797: Elliotts Addition: 7-1/4 acres - John Elliotts Heirs


1797/10/28

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey

Joshua Massey, Junior

Friendship, Sprys Friendship, Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected, Sprys Chance, and Hazard

459

RT:3:314

Commission

October 28, 1797: At James Massey's request, a commission is hereby set up to commemorate the memory of the bounds of these lands, all lying in Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland: part of Friendship, part of Spry's Friendship, part of Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, all of Spry's Chance, and part of Hazard which descended to James Massey and Joshua Massey by the death of their father, James Massey, who died intestate. The commission was composed of Benjamin Roberts, Thomas Seegar, George Jackson, Samuel Rochester and James Ronberry, gentlemen of Queen Anne's County, but George Jackson did not participate. The commissioners appointed Cornelius Comegys as surveyor and John Comegys and David Spry as chain carriers.  After their survey, which encompassed the contiguous tracts totaling 459 acres, a division line was chosen such that the land lying Northward of the division line would go to James Massey and be adjacent to lands he already owns, and lands to the Southward of the division line would go to Joshua Massey as of November 29, 1797.
Surveyor's plat of the tract


Notes

The plat was inverted 180 degrees to make it more readable,
so the letters below are upside down on the surveyor's plat.


A. The place of beginning, on the out lines of the whole.

B. A post planted at the corner of Hemsley Massey's land.

C. A post standing South 7-3/4 degrees East 19 perches from the post at the corner of Hemsley Massey's land, said stone being the place of beginning of the division between James Massey & Joshua Massey.

D. A stone standing at the end of the division line South 80-1/2 degrees West from the first stone.


1798/05/07

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Gilbert and wife Ann

James Massey

Jerusalem

138.5

STW:4:408

Deed

May 7, 1798: James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, buys for £1,385 from William Gilbert, also a farmer of Queen Anne's County all that 138-1/2 acre part of the tract called Jerusalem lying in Queen Anne's County within the following courses: Beginning at a stone standing in the corner of a fence, marked with the letter B in the fourth line of the original tract called Jerusalem and at the end of sixty perches from the beginning of said line, and running from thence South forty and a half degrees West eighty six perches to a stone, then North sixty eight and a half degrees West twenty five perches to a stone, then South fifty seven and three quarter degrees West one hundred and forty six and a half perches until it intersects the second line of Jerusalem [at] a stone, then with the aforesaid second line reversed South South East eighty three perches to a stone, then North sixty one and a half degrees East two hundred and thirty two perches to a stone, then North seventy three degrees West thirty seven perches to a stone, then North forty four and a half degrees East fifty six perches until it intersects the home line of  Jerusalem [at] a stone, then with that line reversed South thirty degrees five minutes West forty one and 9/10 perches to a stone, then with the aforesaid line reversed North West thirty perches to the aforesaid beginning stone, containing one hundred and thirty eight and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Dan. Knock and T. Roberts.
1798/06/12

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey & wife Hannah Massey

Hemsley Massey

Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected, Sprys Chance, and Sprys Friendship

345

STW:4:445

Deed

June 12, 1798: James Massey, farmer of Queen Annee's County in the State of Maryland sells for £1,275 to Hemsley Massey, also farmer of Queen Anne's County, parts of the following tracts totaling 345 acres: Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, Spry's Chance, and Spry's Friendship, contained within the following courses: Beginning for the out lines thereof at a Spansih oak tree marked with the letters IM[T?] standing on the West side of the Unicorn Branch [of Chester River] it being the beginning tree of a division line formerly established between James Massey, deceased, and William Massey, also deceased, by the Will of their late father, James Massey, and running from thence South sixty three degrees West two hundred and twenty perches, then South nine and a half degrees East one hundred and fourteen perches, then South thirty two degrees West two perches, then South one degree West two perches, then South forty six degrees East forty six and a half perches, then South West one hundred and six perches, then South fifty four degrees East seventeen perches, then North East one hundred and seven perches, then South East fifty two perches to a stone at one end of a division line between the said James Massey and Joshua Massey, then by and with the said division line East eight degrees North one hundred and forty seven perches to another stone standing at the other end of the aforesaid division line between the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey, then North eleven degrees West one hundred and eight perches, then South eighty degrees West twenty three perches, then North sixteen and a half degrees West sixty eight and a half perches, then North fifty eight degrees East eighty perches to the Forge Mill Pond, then running by and with the said pond and with the meanders thereof to the aforesaid beginning tree, containing three hundred and forty five acres. One exception is a forty foot square burial ground within Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected that is reserved for James Massey and his heirs with the privilege of egress and regress. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace T. Roberts and Dan. Knock.
1798/09/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Hemsley Massey & wife Elizabeth Massey

James Massey

Jerusalem (in two parts); Neglect; and Knowless Range

123.5 & 46; 60.5; and 12.38

STW:4:499

Deed of exchange

September 8, 1798: Hemsley Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sells for 5/- to James Massey, also farmer of Queen Anne's County, 242-3/8 acres in two parts of the tract called Jerusalem, one of the tract called Neglect, and another from the tract called Knowless (Knowles) Range.  The first part of the tract called Jerusalem, containing 123-1/2 acres, lies to the Westward of the dividing house of James Massey (which James Massey lately purchased from William Gilbert of Queen Anne's County), the courses of which are: Beginning at a stone standing in the corner of a fence marked with the letter B in the fourth line of the original tract of Jerusalem and at the end of sixty perches from the beginning of said line, and running from thence South forty and a half degrees West eighty six perches, thence North sixty eight and a half degrees West twenty two perches, then South fifty six degrees fifty two minutes West one hundred and forty one and a half perches until it intersects the second line of Jerusalem,, thence North North West one hundred and four and a half perches to the end of the second line of Jerusalem, thence East North East two hundred and fourteen perches, thence South East sixty perches to the aforesaid place of beginning, containing one hundred and twenty three and a half acres. The second part of Jerusalem, with 46 acres, lies to the Eastward of the dividing house of James Massey and is described by the following courses: Beginning at a stone standing at the original beginning of the original lines of Jerusalem and running from thence West South West two hundred and sixty four perches, thence North North West twelve and a half perches, thence North sixty one and a half degrees East two hundred and thirty two perches, thence North seventy three degrees West thirty seven perches, thence North forty four and a half degrees East six perches until it intersects the original home line of Jerusalem at the end of seventy six perches from the original beginning of Jerusalem and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing forty six acres. Third, there is a 60-1/2 acre portion of the tract called Neglect that is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing at the end of the first line of Jerusalem, marked with the letters HMB and running from thence South South East twenty perches to another stone, then North sixty eight degrees East forty nine perches, thence North sixty six degrees East ninety three perches to another stone, then South eighty three and a half degrees East ten perches to another stone, thence North sixty one and a half degrees East twenty four perches to another stone, then North East seventy six perches until it intersects the first line of Jerusalem, then with that line to the place of beginning, containing sixty and a half acres. Fourth, there is a portion of Knowless Range that lies within the courses: Beginning at the start, where the East North East lie of Jerusalem intersects the East forty two degrees North or home line of Robotham's Park and from thence running with the home line of Robotham's Park reversed North forty two degrees East one hundred and five and a half perches, thence South forty eight degrees East forty nine perches until it intersects the third line of Jerusalem, and from thence by and with Jerusalem East North East to the place of beginning, containing twelve and three eights acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Samuel Thomas and T. Roberts.
1798/09/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

William Neavite


Westminister

172

IC:A:63
IC:A:55

Patent

September 14, 1798: Westminister: 172 acres - Developer/Owner:  William Neavite
There are two Westministers; the other one is by John Ross.
1799/02/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Abraham Faulkner
(Falconar)

James Massey & Joshua Massey

Harrises Hazard; Friendship and Tilghmans Friendship; and Sprys Chance

22.5; 180; and 14

STW:4:558

Deed

February 1, 1799: James Massey and Joshua Massey, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, buy for 5/- from Abraham Falconar of Baltimore, decreed by court order as trustee of the estate of William Falconar, late of Queen Anne's County, William Falconar's portions of the tracts called Harris's Hazard (22-1/2 acres), Friendship and Tilghman's Friendship (180 acres), and Spry's Chance (14 acres) all lying in Queen Anne's County. Abraham had at first conveyed these lands at public sale to James Massey, father to the present James and Joshua Massey, but James the elder died intestate on December 1, 1795, leaving James Massey, Junior, and Joshua Massey as his sole heirs. The present deed completes the transfer of the ownership of the lands described above to James and Joshua Massey as tenants in common and the proceeds (which were paid but are not stated in this deed) to the heirs of William Falconar, who are listed: Peregrine Falconar, John Falconar, William Falconar, Joshua Falconar, and Ann Falconar. Witnesses: John Scott and T. Howard. Certified by William Owings, Associate Justice of Baltimore County Court; William Gilson is Baltimore County clerk.
1800/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Conrad Wedershandt


Broomly Lambeth Addition

2-3/16

Unpat. cert. 31

Certificate

1800: Broomly Lambeth Addition: 2-3/16 acres - Developer/Owner: Conrad Wedershandt


1800/01/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Comegys, Esquire

Daniel Massey and wife Susanna Massey

[illegible]

0.25

STW:5:173

Deed

January 14, 1800: Daniel Massey and wife Susanna of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buy for £375 from John Comegys, Esquire, of Kent County, a town lot in Sand Town, Queen Anne's County, a 1/4 acre portion of the tract called [illegible] that is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the North East corner of the said brick messuage and running from thence North forty five degrees West thirteen perches, then South forty five degrees West to a lot formerly belonging to William Moss, since deceased, then with said lot South forty five degrees East to the main road leading from the Head of Chester to [Chinck] Mill, then by and with the main road to the beginning, containing about one quarter acre.[difficult to read; I complained.] Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Parker and John Hartt.
1800/05/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin Massey & wife Elizabeth Massey

Benoni Harris

Reviving Springs

[not stated]

STW:5:272

Deed

May 1, 1800: Benjamin Massey and his wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for £583 16/- 8p to Benoni Harris, of Kent County in the State of Delaware, part of a tract called Reviving Springs, lying in Queen Anne's County;see Liber STW No.2 Folio 491 & 492. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Comegys and James Parker.
1800/08/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Noah Massey

William Massey

slave  Robert

[none]

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 slave 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.
1801/01/30

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joshua Thomas

Hemsley Massey

Slave James

[none]

STW:5:380

Bill of Sale

January 30, 1801: Hemsley Massey buys for £110 from Joshua Thomas, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, the slave named James, age about thirty  years and formerly the property of William Page of Queen Anne's County. Witness: Justice of the Peace Samuel Thomas.

1801/03/17

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

George Spry

William Massey

Slave Nan & child Hannah

[none]

STW:5:444

Bill of Sale

March 17, 1801: William Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for £25 in specie from George Spry of Queen Anne's County a slave named Nan, about twenty nine years old, and her child Hanna, aged three. Witnesses: William Kearney and Justice of the Peace Samuel Thomas.
1801/06/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey & wife Hannah Massey

Benjamin Seegar

Jerusalem; Neglect; and Knowlls Range

308; 30.5; and 12.38

STW:5:555

Deed

June 25, 1801: James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for £2,531 11/- 3p to Benjamin Seegar, also a farmer of Queen Anne's County, three tracts of land, totaling 350-7/8 acres. The first is a portion of the tract called Jerusalem, which is the same land sold by James Tilghman to Thomas Gilbert.  Courses: Beginning at a large stone standing on the North East side of thr lane between the lands of John Cacy and James Little and near the North West corner of said Little's field, and running from said stone West South West two hundred and sixty four perches unto a stone marked with the letters HMB and from thence North North West two hundred perches, then East North East two hundred and seventeen perches, then South East ninety perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning stone, containing three hundred and eight acres.  Second is another tract, contiguous with the first tract, called Neglect, the courses for which are: Beginning at the stone marked HMB standing at the end of the first line of Jerusalem and running from thence South South East twenty perches to another stone, then North twenty eight degrees East forty nine perches, then North sixty six degrees East seventy three perches, then South eighty three and a half degrees East ten perches, then North sixty one and a half degrees East twenty seven perches, then North East twenty six perches until it intersects the first line of Jerusalem, then with the said first line of Jerusalem to the place of beginning, containing thirty and a half acres. Third is all of the tract called Knowll's Range: Beginning at the spot where the East North East line of Jerusalem intersects the East forty two degrees North or home line of Robotham's Park, and from thence with the home line of Robotham's Park reversed North forty two degrees East one hundred and five and a half perches, then South forty eight degrees East forty nine perches until it intersects the third line of Jerusalem, and from thence by and with Jerusalem East North East to the place of beginning, containing twelve and three eighths acres.  The whole of said tracts is thereby three hundred and fifty and seven eighths acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Mssrs. Roberts and Thompson.
1801/09/21

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Toas Massey

Hemsley Massey

Collins Range

46.75

STW:5:527

Deed

September 21, 1801: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 280 pounds, 10 shillings buys a 46.75 acre tract of land called Collins Range in Queen Anne's County from Daniel Toas Massey, farmer, and unnamed wife. Courses: Beginning at the second bounded tree of the original tract of land aforesaid and running from thence with the second line of the said original tract of land with an allowance of three degrees for variation East one hundred fifty perches and from thence with the third line of the original tract of land aforesaid and with an allowance of three degrees for variation North forty four perches and seven tenths of a perch thence South eighty nine degrees West one hundred fifty perches until it intersects the first line of the said original tract of land and from thence South with an allowance of three degrees for variation and running with the said first line of the original tract of land aforesaid forty nine perches and nine tenths of a perch to the aforesaid place of beginning at the said second bounded tree of the said original tract of land containing and now laid out for forty six acres and three fourths of an acre.  Witness: Jon Bready.
1801/10/31

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Abraham Falconar and wife Sarah Hall Falconar Sarah Massey, Anna Massey and Elizabeth Massey Robothams Park 500 STW:5:439
Deed
October 31, 1801: Sarah Massey, Anna Massey, and Elizabeth Massey (daughters of Joseph Massey and his late wife Elizabeth (Hall)) as tenants in common buy for 5 shillings from Abraham Falconar and wife Sarah (Hall) a 500-acre tract called Robotham's Park (inherited by Sarah Hall and Elzabeth Hall from John Seal). Witnesses: T. Roberts, Joseph Thompson.
1802/03/09

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

David Nevil

Hemsley Massey

slave Pere

[none]

STW:6:30

Deed

March 9, 1802: Hemsley Massey, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, buys for £100 from David Nevil, also of Queen Anne's County, a slave boy called Pere, about eighteen years of age. Witnesses: Joseph Thompson and Sarah Busick.
1802/04/15

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Samuel M. Keene

William Massey

slave Newton

[none]

STW:6:59

Bill of Sale

April 15, 1802: William Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for £75 from Samuel Keene of Queen Anne's County a Mulatto slave boy called Newton about thirteen years old. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace Stephen Miers and Woolman Warner.
1802/10/07

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Gabriel Duvall

James Massey

slave Jerry

[none]

STW:6:167

Bill of Sale

October 7, 1802: James Massey buys for $300.00 a 29 year old male slave called Jerry from Gabriel Duvall of Annapolis in the State of Maryland. William Hindman received payment from James Massey on behalf of Gabriel Duvall. Witnesses: Isaac Duvall Hodges.
1803/01/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Hemsley Massey


The Widows Lot

2

IC:B:148

Patent

1803: The Widows Lot: 2 acres  - Developer/Owner: Hemsley Massey


There is another, similar tract called Widows Lott.
1803/02/08

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Hockings Hemsley Massey & James Massey slave Eve [none] STW:6:264 Bill of Sale
February 8, 1803: Hemsley Massey and James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buy for £30 from Daniel Hockings, also of Queen Anne's County, the slave woman called Eve, about forty years old. Witnesses: Sarah Busick and Samuel Covington and Justice of the PeaceT. Roberts.
1803/07/26

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Hemsley Massey


Masseys Meadow

9-1/4

IC:B:147
IC:B:223

Patent

July 26, 1803: Masseys Meadow: 9-1/4 acres - Developer/Owner: Hemsley Massey
[The Lib:No:Fol links at left point to a 6 acre patent in 1803, also by Hemsley Massey - GL,III,ed.]
1803/08/26

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Noah Massey John Roberts slaves: Sarah and her children John and James [none] STW:6:430 Deed
August 15, 1803 (recorded August 26, 1803): Noah Massey, of Queen Anne's County and State of Maryland, sells for £300 the 24-year-old slave woman called Sarah and her two children John (6 years old) and James (18 months old) to John Roberts, also of Queen Anne's County.  Witnesses: [illegible signature] and Justice of the Peace Thomas Roberts.
1804/10/04

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Daniel Toas Massey

Hemsley Massey

Collins Range or Collins His Range

399.5

STW:6:493

Deed

October 4, 1804: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 1,500 pounds buys a 399.5 acre tract of land (including the 46.75 acres bought in 1801) called Collins Range or Collins His Range in Queen Anne's Countyn from Daniel Toas Massey, farmer. Courses: Beginning at a marked white oak the original beginning tree of the said tract of land and running from thence South thirteen degrees and one half of a degree East three hundred and forty one perches up the Red Lion branch to a marked white oak the second bounded tree of the said tract of land and from thence running North eighty seven degrees East one hundred fifty perches and running from thence North three degrees West three hundred and seventy perches and from thence by a line drawn South seventy seven degrees West two hundred and ten perches to the aforesaid beginning tree containing and now laid out for three hundred and ninety nine acres and one half of an acre of land be the same more or less which said lines also include the quantity of forty six acres and three eights of an acre of land heretofore sold and conveyed by the said Daniel Toas Massey to the said Hemsley Massey and for which no consideration money is now paid by the said Hemsley Massey to the said Daniel Toas Massey.   Witnesses: William Lindsay, William B. Hackett, William & Joshua Massey, and Hemsley Massey.  Deposition by Thomas L. Burgess regarding the proving of a boundary tree by Abraham Roberts in ca. 1792.
1804/10/25

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Philip Reed

Hemsley Massey

Collins Range or Collins His Range

399.5

STW:6:495

Deed

October 25, 1804: Hemsley Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $5.00 from Philip Reed, Esquire, of Kent County, a 399-1/2 acre portion of the tract variously called Collins Range or Collins His Range lying in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at a marked white oak tree, the original beginning of the said tract, and running thence South thirteen and a quarter degrees East three hundred and forty one perches up the Red Lyon Branch to another marked white oak tree, the second bounded tree of the said tract, and running from thence North eighty seven degrees East one hundred and fifty perches, thence North three degrees West three hundred seventy perches, then South seventy seven degrees West two hundred and ten perches to the aforementioned original beginning white oak, containing three hundred and ninety nine and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Comegys and Isaac Connell.
1804/12/28

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Richard Covington & wife Elizabeth

Hemsley Massey

Manors Chance

150

STW:7:197

Deed

December 28, 1804: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £175 from Richard Covington and wife Elizabeth, also of Queen Anne's County, a portion of the tract called Manor's Chance, lying in Queen Anne's County.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Samuel Burgess and Thomas S. Burgess.
1805/05/06

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James Massey and wife Hannah

Joseph George, Junior

Addition

199.06

STW:8:191

Deed

May 6, 1806: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- to Joseph George, the younger, also of Queen Anne's County, 199-1/16 acres of the tract called Addition which is contained within the following courses: Beginning at a stone planted at the end of fifteen and three quarter perches in a line drawn South forty nine degrees East from the original beginning of Addition and from thence running South forty nine degrees East two hundred and four and a quarter perches, then North forty degrees East four perches, then North seven degrees East eight perches, then North thirty three degrees East nine perches, then North forty nine degrees East eleven perches, then North eighty five degrees East twenty perches, then South eighty four degrees East six perches, then South fifty and a half degrees East  eleven perches, then North fifty eight degrees East seven perches, then North eighty four degrees East nine perches, then North sixty four and a half degrees East six perches, then South eighty five degrees East five perches, then North sixty one degrees East seven perches, then North fifty six degrees East fifteen perches, then South forty degrees East seven perches to the stream of the Golden Bridge Branch, and then up by and with the stream with the following courses: North forty degrees East eleven perches, then North fifty six and three quarter degrees East thirteen perches, then North thirty six and a half degrees East ten perches, then North eighteen and a half degrees East twenty five perches, then North twenty four degrees West thirteen perches, then North thirty five and a half degrees West seven perches, then North thirty and a half degrees West fourteen perches, then North thirty five degrees West twenty three perches, then North fourteen degrees West six perches, then North twenty seven and a quarter degrees East twenty six perches to the road leading from Hills Cross Roads to Queen Town, then by and with the said road by the following courses: North sixty one and a half degrees West nine perches, then South seventy four degrees West thirty perches, then South sixty three and a half degrees West twenty seven and 2/10 perches to a gate in the said road, then South fifty seven degrees West eighteen perches, then South eighty five degrees West sixty perches, then South eighty one and a half degrees West twenty perches, then South seventy eight degrees West [seventy eight degrees West] seventy four perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing one hundred and ninety nine and a sixteenth acres. The buyer, Joseph George is to maintain a good fence and enclosure from the gate standing at or near the end of the thirteenth course along and on the Northern side of the road, and James Massey agrees to maintain his own fences with the cooperation of Joseph George. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Clayton and Ed. Clayton.
1805/05/16

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John Maynor

Hemsley Massey

[too many to list; too hard to read]

[???]

STW:7:272

Deed

May 16, 1805: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £330 from John Maynor, also of Queen Anne's County, all of his sixth parts of a number of tracts of land in Queen Anne's County called [illegible] Chance, [illegible] Tract, Jones Delight, two lots at [illegible] Cross Roads, being part of a tract called [illegible], Friendship and Spry's Chance which descended to him from his father Benjamin Maynor, who died intestate about August 1, 18[illegible] ... John Maynor also had a brother, Mark Maynor who died about September 1, 1803, from whom John Maynor [may have - illegible reading here] inherited one fourth parts of the tracts called Isaac's Delight, and [illegible] containing about one hundred and twenty acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Clayton and Ed. Clayton.
1805/09/10

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Mary Sands

Joshua Massey

slave George

[none]

STW:7:349

Bill of Sale

September 10, 1805: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £50 from Mary Sands, also of Queen Anne's County, a slave called George, about ten years old. Witnesses: Thomas Roberts and John Sands.
1805/09/16

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John Spry

Hemsley Massey

Sprys Adventure

76.25

STW:7:361

Deed

September 16, 1805: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £550 10/- 6p from John Spry, also of Queen Anne's County, a 76-1/4 acre portion of the tract called Spry's Adventure, lying in Queen Anne's County which is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a marked white oak tree, the original beginning of Spry's Adventure and running thence North five and a half degrees East one hundred and eighty five perches to a stone marked with the letter S, then North sixty four degrees East sixty one perches to a stone in the side of the road leading from Sudlers Cross Roads to Miller [illegible] House, then South twelve and a half degrees East one hundred and seventy two perches to another stone, then North forty eight and a half degrees West forty seven perches, and from thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing seventy six and a quarter acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Thomas Roberts and George Palmer.
1805/10/28

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Benoni Harris and wife Sarah

Samuel Cacy

Reviving Springs

179.25

STW:7:373

Deed

October 28, 1805: Benoni Harris and his wife Sarah Massey Harris of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for £1,125 to Samuel Cacy of Queen Anne's County, Sarah Harris's undivided moiety in 179-1/4 acres of the land which Sarah Massey Harris with her sister Elizabeth Massey, wife of Benjamin Massey of Kent County, inherited from their father, Eleazer Massey, deceased, called Reviving Springs, lying in Queen Anne's County. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace T. Roberts and George Palmer.
1806/01/04

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James Massey and wife Hannah Massey

William Tilghman

Addition and Hemsleys Reserve

501.25

STW:8:29

Mortgage to Secure a Debt

January 4, 1806: James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, stands indebted in the sum of  £2,862 8/- 9p to William Tilghman, gentleman of the City of Philadelphia, and intends to secure the payment of this debt in three annual and equal installments with legal interest by the following mortgage on 501-1/4 acres of his land: James Massey, in consideration of the sum of five shillings paid to him by William Tilghman, sells to him  portions of two tracts, one called Addition, the other, Hemsley's Reserve, which are included within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a cedar post standing in the place of the second original boundary of Addition, and thence running South forty nine degrees East two hundred and seventy three perches, thence South forty one degrees West one hundred and sixty perches a post in the [illegible] and thence North forty and a quarter degrees West one hundred and twelve perches to the main road, and thence by and with the said road till it intersects the home line of Addition, and thence with the said line North forty nine degrees West eight and a quarter perches to the main road leading from Wye Mill to Chesterville, and thence with the same road North eleven degrees East fourteen perches, and thence North forty two degrees East about ninety perches to the end of the fourth line of Hemsley's Reserve, and thence North forty nine degrees West sixty two perches to the same main road, and thence North two degrees East with the same road seventy nine perches, and thence North forty one degrees East one hundred and eighty nine perches, and thence South forty nine degrees east forty eight perches, and thence South twenty seven degrees East sixty eight and a half perches to the aforesaid beginning cedar post, containing five hundred and one and a quarter acres. The change in ownership becomes null and void if the full repayment of the debt and legal interest thereon is made by January 1, 1808. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace W. Richmond and Phil. Green.
1806/01/17

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William Tilghman

James Massey

Addition and Hemsleys Reserve; and Whitton

880.75

STW:8:44

Deed

January 17, 1806: James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, completes the repayment of his debt to William Tilghman, Esquire, deceased, of the City of Philadelphia, by purchasing the combined 880-3/4 acres of Addition, Hemsley's Reserve, and Whitton for the sum remaining due on the mortgage of January 4, 1806, by a complex transaction.  It seems from the records of Orphan's Court in Kent County that the mortgage was sold to Capt. Richard Bennett Lloyd, since deceased, who had leased the land to William Robinson and a man named Green, which he purchased of James Hindeman, and the land fell to Philemon Tilghman, son of the elder William, who  soon died, leaving the land to be sold for the best price. Sons James Tilghman and William Tilghman were set to that task, but James died, leaving the present William Tilghman to complete the sale to James Massey for £5,724 17/- 6p at the rate of £6 10/- per acre, of the original 852-3/4 acres plus the 28 acres of the adjoining tract called Whitton. Courses for the combined tracts of Addition, Hemsley's Reserve and Whitton: Beginning at a cedar post marked [backwards B]R standing in the place of the first original boundary of Addition, and thence running with the first line thereof North forty two degrees East one hundred perches to the end of the fourth line of Hemsley's Reserve, thence running (and reversing the same) North forty nine degrees West sixty two perches to the main road leading from Wye Mill to Centerville, thence running with the said road North two degrees East seventy nine perches, then North forty one degrees East one hundred and eighty nine perches, then South forty nine degrees East forty eight perches, then South twenty seven degrees East sixty eight and a half perches to another cedar post standing in the place of the second boundary of Addition, and thence runningSouth forty nine degrees East three hundred perches, then South forty one degrees West one hundred and sixty perches, then South forty nine degrees East one hundred perches, then South forty one degrees West one hundred and sixty perches, then North forty nine degrees West eighty perches, then South forty one degrees West fifty two perches to Wye Mill Pond, thence by and with and round the meanders of the said pond until it intersects the end of one hundred and forty nine perches on the fourth line of Addition near the edge of the pond, and thence up and with the same so as to exclude the sale of the parcel of the same tract called Addition made by the said William Tilghman to William Hemsley [spelling ?] Esquire, then North twenty three degrees West six perches, then North eight and a half degrees East ten perches, then North thirty three and a half degrees East ten perches, then North forty eight degrees West ten perches, then North sixty five degrees West six perches, then North sixty nine degrees East four perches, then South eighty two degrees East ten perches, then South forty seven degrees East eight perches, then South eighty five and a half degrees East nine perches, then South seventy six degrees East sixteen perches, then North forty two degrees East six perchesw, then North sixty four degrees East five perches, then North sixty five degrees East seven perches, then North seventy degrees East seven perches, then North seventy three degrees East four perches, then North one degree West seven perches, then North twelve degrees East six perches, then North forty degrees West fourteen perches across the [Wye ?] Branch to a red oak marked with eight notches, and thence down and with the Northern side of said pond South fifty six degrees West fifteen perches, then South sixty one degrees West seven perches, then North eighty seven degrees West five perches, then South sixty four and a half degrees West six perches, then South eighty four degrees West nine perches, then South fifty eight degrees West seven perches, then North fifty and a half degrees West eleven perches, then South eighty four degrees West six perches, then South eighty five degrees West twenty perches, then South forty nine degrees West eleven perches, then South thirty three degrees West nine perches, then South seven degrees West eight perches, then South forty degrees West four perches to the end of a line drawen South forty nine degrees East two hundred and twenty perches from  the said beginning, containing for the present sale eight hundred and eighty and three quarter acres. Richard Tilghman Earle and Philemon Hemsley, gentlemen of Queen Anne's County, are hereby appointed to acknowledge the present indenture and to appear for William Tilghman. William Hemsley appeared before the Justices of the Peace to testify as to the veracity of William Tilghman's signature on the indenture. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Thomas Roberts and Mr. Pelton.
1806/01/21

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Jonathan Evans

Hemsley Massey

slave Isaac

[none]

STW:8:54

Bill of Sale

January 21, 1806: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £60 from Jonathan Evans, also of Queen Anne's County, the slave named Isaac, about thirty two years old. Witnesses: C.N. Leatherbury and Justice of the Peace T. Roberts.
1806/03/10

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John Massey

Daniel

slave Daniel

[none]

STW:8:114

Manumission

March 10, 1806: John Massey executes the manumission of a slave named Daniel, to be effective on the first of January of the following year, after receiving $600 cash from Robert Mattey in consideration for doing so.  Witnesses: William Beck and James P. Leary; and ratified by Justice of the Peace George Palmer of Queen Anne's County.
1806/06/10

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Joshua Massey

Samuel Elliott

slave Susan

[none]

STW:8:220

Bill of Sale

June 10, 1806: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for £60 to Samuel Elliott a slave girl named Susan, about eighteen years of age.  Witnesses: A. Hawkins and Justice of the Peace T. Roberts.
1806/09/16

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Joshua Massey & wife Sarah McWay Massey

William Matthews

Bath; Bath Meadows; Jennings Beginning ...; Shipton Hill; Harriss's Rambles or Ralphs Adventure; Harriss's Rambles

255; 36; 24; 5; 7.88; and [total not stated]

STW:8:39

Deed

September 16, 1807: Joshua Massey and Sarah Massey, his wife, both of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sell for £5 to William Matthews, also of Queen Anne's County, several tracts in Queen Anne's County which Sarah McWay Massey inherited from James McWay: Bath; Bath Meadows; Jennings Beginning ...; Shipton Hill; Harris Rambles or Ralph's Adventure; and Harris Rambled. Ralphs Adventure was obtained by James McWay from Thomas Ralph and contains 7-7/8 acres. Harris Rambles was also obtained by James McWay from Thomas Ralph, but by way of John Fogwell as guardian to the heirs of Thomas Ralph, and is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a Spanish oak tree bounded with six notches (three on the North side and three on the South side) standing on the East side and in the main branch of the main ditch running through the farm of the late Thomas Ralph, and being the beginning of the said tract which James McWay bought of Thomas Ralph, and running from said boundary South up the main ditch until it intersects another small ditch leading into the main ditch, and being the second ditch leading thereto, at which place a stone is planted, and from said ditch and stone runs West with the small ditch until it intersects Warren Walls' land, and then North with Warren Walls's land to the aforesaid beginning marked Spanish oak, as stated in the Will of James McWay. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Tristram Thomas and Robert S. Gamble.
1806/10/08

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Benjamin Sands

Joshua Massey

slave Ben

[none]

STW:8:290

Bill of Sale

October 8, 1806: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £112 10/- from Benjamin Sands a male slave named Ben, about thirty six years old. Witness: Justice of the Peace Tristam Thomas.
1807/01/04

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Solomon Scott, Sheriff

Joshua Massey

Toms Adventure;and Hemisses Rambles

48; and not stated

STW:8:365

Deed

January 4, 1807: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for the highest bid of £162 at public sale from Scott Solomon, former Sheriff of Queen Anne's County, the two separate tracts called Tom's Adventure and Hemisses [Rambles ?]. The present deed transfers the properties' titles to Joshua Massey upon the further payment of 5/- by Joshua to the Sheriff.  The properties had been seized by a writ of fieri facias from the Court of Appeals of the Eastern Shore, dated May 1, 1806, to settle a debt of £337 4/- 8p and 629 pounds of tobacco owed to the estate of James McWay, whose executrix is Sarah McWay, by William Walker.  Tom's Adventure is contained within the following courses: Beginning at the first place of beginning of Toms Adventure and running from thence South three degrees East one hundred and eighty perches, then North sixty degrees East forty perches, then North twenty two degrees West sixty four perches, then North forty six degrees East forty six perches, then North fifteen degrees West seventy perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing forty eight acres. The tract called Hemisses Rambles is contained within the following courses: Beginning at the beginning of Tom's Adventure and running North eighty eight degrees East eighty five perches, then North twenty nine degrees East sixty nine perches, then South seventy two and a half degrees West one hundred and five perches, then North eighty eight and a half degrees West one hundred and three perches, then South forty five degrees West forty eight perches, then North eighty eight degrees East twenty perches, then South seventeen and a half  degrees East one hundred and sixty one perches, then North sixty eight degrees East sixty two perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Clayton and Thomas Wright.
1807/01/06

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James Massey and wife Hannah

Richard Baker

Addition; and Witton

193.25

STW:8:349

Deed

January 6, 1807: James Massey of Queen Ann's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- to Richard Baker, also of Queen Anne's County,  portions of the tracts called Addition and Witton, located in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at the end of two hundred and eighty eight perches on the second line of Addition and running South forty one degrees West one hundred and fifty perches, then North forty nine degrees West fifteen perches until it intersects the main stream of the [name not stated] branch, then by and with the main stream of the branch until it intersects the land laid down for William Hemsley's Mill Pond, then North forty degrees East seven perches, then South twelve degrees West six perches, then South one degree East eleven perches, then South seventy three degrees West four perches, then South seventy nine degrees West seven perches, then North sixty five degrees West five perches, then South seventy degrees West seven perches, then South thirty eight degrees West seven perches, then South sixty for degrees West five perches, then South forty two degrees West six perches, then North seventy six degrees West sixteen perches, then North eighty five and a half degrees West nine perches, then North forty seven degrees West sixty nine degrees West eight perches, then North eighty two degrees West ten perches, then South sixty nine degrees East ten perches, then South thirty three and a half degrees West ten perches, then South eight and a half degrees West ten perches, then South twenty one degrees East six perches to the end of one hundred and forty nine perches on the fourth line of Addition, then by and with the meander of the mill pond until it intersects a line drawn South forty one degrees West fifty two perches from the end of eighty perches on the fourth line of Addition, then North forty one degrees East fifty two perches, then South forty nine degrees East eighty perches, then North forty one degrees East one hundred and sixty perches, then North forty nine degrees West one hundred perches, then North forty one degrees East one hundred and sixty perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing one hundred and ninety three and a quarter acres, including parts of both Addition and Whitton. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Clayton and Ed. Clayton.
1807/01/18

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Henry Pryor

Hemsley Massey

slave Peter

[none]

STW:9:154

Bill of Sale

January 18, 1808: Hemsley Massey [of Queen  Anne's County in the State of Maryland] buys for $266.67 from Henry Pryor, administrator of the estate of Cornelius Comegys, a slave named Peter, twenty two years of age, formerly the property of Cornelius Comegys. Witnesses: James Britton and Justice of the Peace George Little.
1807/02/02

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Charles Price

Hemsley Massey

[not stated]

[not stated]

STW:8:376

Mortgage to Secure a Debt

February 2, 1807: Hemsley Massey, gentleman of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, accepts a bond in the amount of $1,200 from Charles Price, physician, also of Queen Anne's County to secure a debt of $600, to be repaid by Mr. Price at the rate of two hundred dollars on each successive December 25th of the years 1808, 1809, and 1810, with legal interest thereon. Further security is provided by the indenture ceding title to Mr. Massey of a lot of land and messuage located at Sudlers Cross Roads in Queen Anne's County described in a deed bearing the date of January 14, 1807, for which Mr. Massey paid $5 to Mr. Price; the deed is to become null and void if Mr. Price makes good on his debt to Mr. Massey. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace T. Roberts and Robert S. Gamble.
1807/02/10

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Hemsley Massey and wife Elizabeth George Palmer The Addition, The Beginning, & Steads Go Between; and Joneses Delight 50; 5 STW:8:390 Deed
February 10, 1807: Hemsley Massey, gentleman of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $860.00 to George Palmer, Esquire, also of Queen Anne's County, two lots located in Queen Anne's County, one of which formerly belonged to Sarah Maynor, late of Queen Anne's County, being part of several tracts called The Addition, The Beginning, and Stead's Go Between, which were surveyed and divided by a commission appointed by Queen Anne's County Court to distribute the lands among the children  of Sarah Maynor, Lot No. [illegible] being allotted to John Maynor, edest son, who sold it to Hemsley Massey, the courses for which are: Beginning at the end of the first line of Lot No.2 and thence running South Sixty eight and a half degrees East fifty one and 2/3 perches, then North sixty nine degrees West one hundred and fifty eight perches, and thence with a straight line to the begining, containing fifty acres. The second lot is part of a tract called Joneses Delight, formerly the property of Benjamin Maynor, late of Queen Anne's County, which descended unto John Maynor and the other children and heirs [asnd after considerable legal steps] and is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the beginning of Joneses Delight and running South thirty nine and a quarter degrees East twenty six perches, then North thirty four and a half degrees East twenty six perches, then North thirty nine and a quarter degrees West thirty perches, then South forty two and a half degrees West twenty eight perches, and then with a straight line to the beginning, containing five acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Thomas Roberts and Trisham Thomas.
1807/05/30

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Hemsley Massey and wife Elizabeth Massey

Dr. Charles Price

Shedmore (Skidmore)

1+

STW:8:411

Deed

May 30, 1807: Hemsley Massey, gentleman of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $600.00 to Dr. Charles Price, physician, also of Queen Anne's County, two lots of land, one purchased from Thomas Sudler, late of Queen Anne's County, the other sold by Benjamin Maynor, also late of Queen Anne's County, later descended to John Maynor and other children of Benjamin Maynor, from whom Hemsley Massey purchased them, properly divided. The presently conveyed tract is described by the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone marked with the letters RM standing on the South side of the road leading from Sudler's Cross Roads to Saint Andrews' Chapel in Queen Anne's County and running thence South fourteen degrees East one hundred and four and a half yards to a stone marked with the letters IIB, then North sixty nine degrees East sixty four yards to another stone marked with the letters IIB, then North fourteen degrees [East or West not stated !] one hundred and four and a half yards to another stone marked with the letters IIB standing near a willow tree near the side of the aforesaid road, and then with the said road to the first place of beginning, [containing about one acre - GL,III, ed.]. Witnesses: T. Roberts and Robert S. Gamble.
1807/05/30

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John Figwell, trustee to convey Thomas Ralph's land

Joshua Massey & wife Sarah McWay Massey and James Pryor, et al.

Harriss's Rambles

22.5 and 44.75 out of 69.75

STW:9:44

Deed

May 30, 1807: Joshua Massey and his wife, Sarah McWay Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland purchase for $1 a 22-1/2 acre portion of the the 69-3/4 acre tract called Harriss's Rambles from the estate of Thomas Ralph. The legalities of the court case leading up to the sale are too difficult for me [GL,III, ed.] to read and then transcribe accurately, but here are the metes and bounds of Harriss's Rambles: Beginning at a Spanish oak tree bounded with six notches (three on the North side and three on the South side) standing on the East and in the branch of the main ditch running through the farm of the said Thomas Ralph and in the second line of the that part of the tract that was conveyed by Samuel Keene and wife to Samuel Walls, and at the distance of three and 8/25 perches from the end thereof, and from thence running with Wall's second line reversed, allowing one and a half degree for the variation South West two hundred and thirty nine perches to the end of the third line of that part of the aforesaid tract which was conveyed by the said Keene and wife to the said Thomas Ralph, as per deed bearing the date September 2, 1788, and from thence with said third line reversed allowing two thirds degree for variation, North eighty two degrees East ninety nine and 3/10 perches to the aforesaid main ditch, and running down and with the said ditch North eleven and a quarter degrees West sixty four perches, then North seventy two and a half degrees East fifteen and a half perches, then North one degree West forty two perches, then North one and a half degrees East fifty two perches, then North nineteen and a quarter degrees West forty two perches, then by a straight line to the aforesaid Spanish oak, containing sixty nine and three quarter acres.  Sarah McWay Massey, wife of Joshua Massey, is the sister of James McWay, deceased.  Joshua and Sarah's purchase covers the following portion of Harriss's Rambles which was devised to Sarah McWay by James McWay: Beginning at a Spanish oak or red oak tree marked with six notches (three on the North side and three on the South side) and from thence running South twenty one degrees West one hundred and eighteen perches with the land of Joseph Warner Walls, and thence North eighty six degrees East fifty eight perches to a stone on the West side of a large ditch, and thence running down said ditch North one degree West eight perches, then North one and a half degrees East fifty two perches, then North nineteen and a quarter degrees West forty two perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning marked oak, containing twenty two and a half acres.  There is a further conveyance of [another portion of Harriss's Rambles] to Ann Pryor, niece of James McWay, James Pryor and Elizabeth Williamson: Beginning at the end of one hundred and eighteen perches South twenty one degrees West from the beginning of Sarah McWay Massey's part [of Harriss's Rambles] and from thence running South one degree West one hundred and twenty one perches with said Walls' land, then North eighty one and a quarter degrees East ninety nine and 3/10 perches to a large ditch and down said ditch North eleven and a quarter degrees West sixty four perches, then North seventy two and a half degrees East fifteen and a half perches, then North one degree West thirty two perches to a stone, and thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing forty four and three quarter acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Thomas Roberts and George Palmer.
1807/09/13

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William Matthews Joshua Massey Bath; Bath Meadows; Jennys Beginning; [illegible] Shipton Hill; and Harris Rambles [not stated] STW:8:38 Deed
September 13, 1807: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £5 from William Matthews, also of Queen Anne's County, several tracts of land lying in Queen Anne's County, including Bath; Bath Meadows; Jennys Beginning; [illegible] Shipton Hill; and Harris Rambles, the last two being conveyed to William Matthews by Joshua Massey by deed dated May 14, 1807 (recorded September 16, 1807). Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Tristram Thomas and Robert S. Gamble.
1807/12/19

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John Massey & wife Mary Massey

Daniel Rochester

Bridgewater

196

STW:9:144

Deed

December 19, 1807: John Massey and wife Mary of Queen Anne's County sell for five shillings the 196 acre tract called Bridgewater to Daniel Rochester.  Witnesses: George Palmer and George Little, Justices of the Peace for Queen Anne's County.
1807/12/26

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Daniel Rochester

John Massey

Bridgewater

196

STW:9:143

Deed

December 26, 1807:John Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 5/- from Daniel Rochester, also of Queen Anne's County, a 196 acre portion of the tract called Bridgewater in Queen Anne's County.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace George Palmer and George Little.
1808/02/04

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Thomas Massey

Absalom Farrell

[household goods]

[none]

STW:9:175

Bill of Sale

February 4, 1808: Thomas Massey, free black of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sells for $50.00 to Absalom Farrell, also a free black of Queen Anne's County, one black horse, one horse cart, three [ewes ?],  three new bedsteads, two feather beds and associated furniture, three iron pots, one pair hangers, one Dutch oven, four pieces of wood ware, seven rush bottom chairs, two frying pans, one cupboard & cupboard furniture, three chests, two scythes & cradles, two shovels & [illegible], and one sow & seven pigs. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace Robert S. Gamble and Stansbury Gamble.
1809/01/01

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Thomas Seegar


Seegars Purchase

212-1/2

Unpat. cert. 269

Certificate

1809: Seegars Purchase: 212-1/2 acres - Developer/Owner: Thomas Seegar


1809/03/02

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Joshua Massey and wife Sarah Ann Massey Elliott Friendship; Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected, two parts of Bridgewater, and Nasbys Addition [not stated] STW:10:267 Deed
March 2, 1809: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- to Ann Massey Elliott, wife of Samuel Elliott, all of the lands which his father, Hemsley Massey, deceased, left to Joshua's sister Ann Massey, now Ann Elliott, also of Queen Anne's County. Hemsley Massey left to Joshua Massey and to his legitimate children all the lands on which he resided as well as half of the land which he purchased from Philip Reed and from Daniel T. Massey, that being the half next to the land of George Palmer.  Joshua now wishes to comply with the Will of his father, Hemsley Massey, by conveying to Ann Massey Elliott her share of the aforesaid lands, being all that part of Friendship, all of Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected, two parts of a tract called Bridgewater, and all of the tract called Nasby's Addition. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Thomas Roberts and Robert S. Gamble.
1809/06/09

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Richard Covington & wife Elizabeth Covington

Joshua Massey

Chance

85.75

STW:10:320

Deed

June 9, 1809: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,600.00 from Richard Covington, also of Queen Anne's County, an 85-3/4 acre portion of the tract called Chance, lying in Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the end of the fourth line of said land and thence running with said land North eighty one degrees and five minutes West seventy five and a half perches, then South twenty five and a half degrees East fourteen and a quarter perches, then North eighty one and three quarter degrees West one hundred and sixty three and a half perches, then South nineteen and a half degrees West sixty six perches to the second line of a tract called Skidmore, and thence with said line North seventy four and a quarter degrees East one hundred twelve and a half perches to a stone standing at the end thereof, and thence with the third line of said land South fifteen degrees thirty five minutes East seventy six perches, thence South seventy seven degrees East three and a half perches to the end of the tenth line of Chance, and thence with the eleventh line of Chance South seventy seven degrees East fifty four perches to a stake, and thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing eighty five and three quarter acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Thomas Roberts and Robert Stevens.
1809/08/08

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Joseph Sudler

Joshua Massey

Skidmore

22.63

STW:10:343

Deed

August 8, 1809: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $452.50 from Joseph Sudler, also of Queen Anne's County, a 22-5/8 acre portion of the tract called Skidmore, lying in Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing at the end of the second line of Skidmore and thence running with said land South fifteen degrees thirty five minutes East sixty four and a half perches, then South eighty degrees West sixty three perches to the public road leading from Shaller Cross Roads to the head of Chester [River] and thence with said road North eleven degrees West twenty one perches, then North one degree West thirty eight and 2/10 perches to the second line of Skidmore, and then with said line to the first place of beginning, containing twenty two and five eighths acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace George Palmer and George Little.
1809/10/27

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John Massey

Joshua Massey

Bridgewater

500

STW:9:192

Deed

October 27, 1809: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County buys for $5 the 500 acre tract of land called Bridgewater from John Massey as collateral for the sum of £250 owed by John to Joshua, which sale becomes null and void if John Massey makes good on his debt. Courses: Beginning at a white oak and thence runs West South West two hundred and ninety five perches thence South one hundred and sixty four perches and from the end of the South line East North East fence three hundred and fifty six perches then [illegible] straight line by the Unicorn Branch to the beginning, containing five hundred acres. Witnesses: George Little and James Brittson; certified by Justices of the Peace George Little and Robert Stevens.
1809/12/16

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James Massey sundry slaves
slaves Jere, Jacob, Frisby, Rose, Dusk, Ruth, Eve, Hattie, Eliza, Phillips, James, Rachel, Joseph, Harriett, Edward, Mary and Henry [none]
STW:10:449 Manumission
December 16, 1809: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sets free the following slaves: Jare, to be free in four years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Jacob, to be free in six years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Frisby, to be free in eight years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Rose, to be free in six years years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Dusk, to be free in five years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Ruth, to be free in eight years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Eve, to be free in five years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Hattie, to be free in sixteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Eliza, to be eighteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Phillips, to be free in eighteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; James,to be free in nineteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Rachel, to be free in nineteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Joseph, to be free in twenty years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Harriet, to be free in twenty one years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Edward, to be free in twenty three years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Mary, to be free in twenty four years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; and Henry, to be free in twenty five years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten. Witnesses: William Clayton and Edward Clayton.
1810/06/29

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Joshua Massey sundry slaves
Jacob, George, Benjamin, Daniel, Little George, Nat, Ephraim, Sarah, Henrietta, and Nancy [none]
STW:9:295 Manumission
June 29, 1810: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits the following slaves: Jacob and George, both  to be free from the present date; Benjamin to be free in five years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; Daniel to be free in three years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; Little George to be free in twelve years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; Nat to be free in fifteen years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; Ephraim to be free in twenty years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; Sarah to be free from the present date; Henrietta to be free in twenty years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; and Nancy to be free in twenty one years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace R.S. Gamble and Stansbury Gamble.
1810/08/11

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Thomas Massey

James P. Leary

[sundry animals]

[none]

STW:9:322

Bill of Sale

August 11, 1810: Thomas Massey, free black of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $55.00 to James P. Leary, also of Queen Anne's County, one [illegible animal] aged about ten years, two cows, and one [illegible animal]. Witness: Justice of the Peace Joseph Thompson.
1810/09/26

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James Tolson

Christopher Cox

Tolsons Hardship

10

STW:9:346

Deed

September 26, 1810: John Tolson of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for £50 to Christopher Cox, also of Queen Anne's County, the tract called Tolson's Friendship [Hardship ? - GL,III, ed.]that is enclosed within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing at the end of the North West line of the said tract and running with the said line reversed South forty eight and a half degrees East forty six perches, then North forty one and a half degrees East twenty two perches, then [South] forty eight and a half degrees West twenty eight perches, then North forty one and a half degrees East thirty two and 7/10 perches, then North forty eight and a half degrees West eighteen perches to the North East line of said land and thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing [ten] acres. Witnesses: William Clayton and Edward Clayton.
1811/04/09

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James Pryor and wife Mary

Joshua Massey

Harriss's Rambles

17

STW:9:492

Deed

April 9, 1811: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $102.00 from James Pryor, also of Queen Anne's County, a portion of the tract called Harriss's Rambles, contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone on the side of a ditch and running with said ditch South one degree East thirty one and 4/10 perches, then South seventy three degrees West fourteen and 6/10 perches, then South eleven and a quarter degrees East sixty four perches, thence South eighty one and a quarter degrees West twenty six and 8/10 perches, then North three degrees West forty three perches, and then North ten degrees West twenty perches, then North two degrees West thirty six and a half perches, and thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing seventeen acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Robert Stevens and Joseph Thompson.
1811/04/09

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Joshua Massey, John Williamson, and James Pryor Rebecca Thomas slave Alice [none] STW:9:494 Bill of Sale
April 9, 1811: Joshua Massey, John Williamson, and James Pryor, all of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sell for $25.00 to Rebecca Thomas, [free ?] black, the slave woman named Alice. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace Robert Stevens and George Meginniss.
1811/04/17

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Nicholas Massey Benjamin Roberts slaves Walter, Mary, James, Tristam, and Jann; and sundry animals, staples, and furniture [none] STW:9:506 Bill of Sale
April 17, 1811: Nicholas Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $500.00 to Benjamin Roberts, also of Queen Anne's County, the adult slaves named Walter and Mary, two lads named James and Tristam, a boy named Jann, five head [illegible], eight head of cattle, ten head of sheep, seventy threehead of hogs, forty barrels of corn in the ear, four feather beds and furniture, two walnut tables and one pine table, and one thousand weight of [illegible]. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace R.S. Gamble and Greenberg Gamble.
1811/05/07

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William P. Ridgeway, Sheriff

Nicholas Massey

slave Trutham

[none]

STW:9:534

Bill of Sale

May 7, 1811: William P. Ridgeway, Sheriff of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sells for $300.00 to Nicholas Massey of Cecil County, a slave named Trutham, age about seventeen years, acquired by the Sheriff through a writ of fieri facias from Susan Tolson [illegible] of Joseph against William Warner and Nicholas Massey [illegible] of John Roberts. [illegible] Marmaduke Goodman [illegible] against same ... and state use of Benjamin Tolson against same ... Witnesses: Justice of the Peace N. Baynard and James Baynard.
1811/11/06

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William Pell Ridgeway, Sheriff

Joshua Massey

slave Walter

[none]

JB:1:144

Bill of Sale

November 6, 1811: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $250.00 from William Pell Ridgeway, Sheriff of Queen Anne's County, the slave called Wat or Walter, formerly the property of Nicholas Massey and his wife, who are the administrators of the estate of the late John Roberts of Queen Anne's County, whose assets were sold at public auction to satisfy the estate's debts. Witnesses: Sidney Palmer and Justice of the Peace George Little.
1812/04/28

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John Massey

James Duhanel

Bridgewater & sundry slaves

200

JB:1:283

Deed

April 17, 1812 (recorded April 28, 1812): John Massey for the sum of $1.00 sells the 200 acre tract called Bridgewater (inherited from his late father Eleazer Massey) and sundry slave boys James, Emmanuel, Barry and John, and a slave girl named Esther, to be placed in trust with James Duhanel for his daughters Rachel, Sarah Ann, and unnamed children. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Robert Stevens and John Duhanel.
1813/06/26

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Joshua W. Massey

Juliet Massey and Sarah Ann Massey

Bridgewater

[not stated]

JB:2:112

Deed

June 26, 1813: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland completes the sale of the tract called Bridgewater to Juliet Massey and Sarah Ann Massey, the only children and heirs of John Massey, deceased. John Massey had purchased Bridgewater from Joshua Massey by a mortgage deed dated October 27, 1809 for for £250; the mortgage to Joshua Massey has now been fully satisfied and so he his conveying Bridgewater to Juliet and Sarah Ann Massey for $1.00. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Joseph Thompson and John D. Palmer.
1814/06/03

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Richard W.N. Keene William Massey slaves Stutly, Lavis, Mary, Rachel, Jane, Caroline, Nan, Sonnen, Dick, and an unnamed infant; a number of animals; and household goods [none] JB:2:353 Bill of Sale
June 3, 1814: William Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $5,664.50 from Richard W.N. Keene of Queen Anne's County, the male slaves named Stutly, aged forty five years, and Lavis, aged thirty three years, the women named Mary, aged twenty four years, and Rachel, aged twenty two years, one girl named Jane, aged twelve years, one D. named Caroline, aged eight years, one D.named Nan, aged seven years, one boy named Sonnen, aged three years, another named Dick, aged two years, a child aged five months, a black mare with a colt, one bay about ten years old, another about eight years old, one bay horse ten years old, one black horse six years old, two spotted colts, each two years old, three spotted black & white cows, one red cow, one white one with red spots, one black one, one white heifer, two heifers black & white, two others, etc., sundry beds, furniture, household goods, and so on. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace [illegible given name] Busick and V. Keene.
1814/12/07

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William Price

David Massey

Prices Pharsalia

1.0

JB:2:434

Deed

November 15, 1814 (Recorded December 7, 1814): David Massey, free black of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for $20.00 a one acre plot of land called Price's Pharsalia, lying next to the road leading between Dixon's Tavern and Bullock Town, from William Price of Thomas in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at a red oak tree standing on the main road leading from Dixon's Tavern to Bullock Town, and from thence runs South forty three degrees West six and three quarters perches to intersect the eleventh line of said tract, and with that line South thirty nine degrees, thirty minutes East twelve and one half perches, and South forty three degrees East thirteen perches, and from thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing one acre. Witnesses acting for the Crown: Justices of the Peace, Nathaniel Cacy and Jn. D. Thompson.
1815/05/06

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William Tilghman

James Massey, Esquire

Addition, Hemsleys Reserve

501.25

JB:2:529

Deed of Release of a Mortgage

May 6, 1815: James Massey, Esquire, of Queen Anne's County  in the State of Maryland completes for the final payment of $1.00 the purchase of parts of Addition and Hemsley's Reserve that he bought for £2,862 8/-9p from William Tilghman of the City of Philadelphia by deed recorded in Liber STW No.8 Folio 29, 30 & 31, dated December 30, 1805. Attorneys William Carmichael and Thomas Hemsley, Esquire, are appointed to represent William Tilghman. Witnesses: Associate Judge of the Second Judicial District Lemuel Pennell, James Tilghman and B. [illegible surname].
1816/03/11

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James Pryor and wife Mary

Joshua Massey

Bath; and Harriss's Rambles

145+; 30

TM:5:158

Deed

March 11, 1816: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $4,000.00 from James Pryor, also of Queen Anne's County, over 175 acres of land, comprising all that part of the tract called Bath, lying in Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the end of two hundred and thirty five perches on the first line of Bath and thence running with said line South twenty degrees and forty minutes West one hundred and fifteen perches to a stone standing at the end of the first line of Bath, and thence with the second line thereof South sixty nine degrees, ten minutes East two hundred and two perches, then North twenty degrees, forty minutes East one hundred and fifteen perches, and thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing one hundred and forty five acres and thirty perches.  Also, all the remaining part of the tract called Harriss's Rambles, lying in Queen Anne's County, containing thirty acres, it being part of the said land conveyed by John Fogwell to James Massey, and thereafter deeded by James Massey to his niece Ann Mary Pryor.  Witnesses: John D. Thompson and Lenah Busick.
1816/03/11

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Joseph W. Walls and wife Rebecca

Joshua Massey

Bath

6.25

TM:5:157

Deed

March 11, 1816: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $100.00 from Joseph W. Walls, also of Queen Anne's County, all that part of a tract of land called Bath lying within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the end of the second line of Bath, formerly conveyed by Humphrey Wells to Gabriel McWay, and from thence running North North East twenty perches, then East South East fifty perches, then South eighteen degrees West twenty and a quarter perches, then Est South East fifty perches, then South eighteen degrees West twenty and a quarter perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing six and a quarter acres. Witnesses: John D. Thompson and Lenah Busick.
1816/07/30

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Richard Tilghman Earle & wife Mary Earle

James Massey

Darland

25

TM:1:63

Deed to Settle a Mortgage

July 30, 1816: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys the 25 acre tract called Darland for £114 6/- 8p from Richard Tilghman Earle, gentleman, also of Queen Anne's County to satisfy a mortgaged sale from Benjamin Hall of Queen Anne's County to James Massey, dated May 28, 1805, of the tract, which was purchased by Benjamin Hall from Edward O. Clark, who obtained the tract from John Gibson of Anne Arundel County, attorney for Samuel Ridout of Anne Arundel County. On the deaths of Mssrs. Clark and Hall, the tract came into the possession of Richard Tilghman Earle, who has obtained a deed of conveyance from Samuel Ridout for Darland. James Massey paid a part of the purchase money to Benjamin Hall while still living, and afterwards Mr. Hall assigned the £50 balance of the money due to Mr. Earle in trust to pay to Mr. Ridout, and then Mr. Massey completed the payment due and owing on the bond, so he now desires to obtain a deed of conveyance for Darland from Mr. Earle.  For a final payment of £64 6/- 8pto Richard Tilghman Earle, James Massey has herewith purchased Darland.  The courses for Darland are: Beginning at the end of the fourth line of the original Darland and running with the eleventh and twelfth lines of Darland to the end thereof, thence down the branch, North Sixty four degrees West forty perches, then South forty five degrees West, until it intersects the said tenth line of Darland, thence by and with the said line to the place of beginning, containing an estimated twenty five acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Henry Honey and Panom Taylor.
1816/09/05

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William Massey Richard W.N. Keene slaves Stutley, Mary, Rachel, Jane, Caroline, Nan, Lonnon, Dick, an unnamed infant; animals, furniture and household goods [none] TM:1:98 Bill of Sale
September 5, 1816: William Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $2,664.50 to Richard W. Newton Keene of Queen Anne's County the very same slaves, animals, furniture and household goods bought from Mr. Keene on June 13, 1814; see this deed: Liber JB: No.2: Folio 353. One slave named Stutley, aged forty six years, another named Lavis, aged twenty three years, two women named Mary, aged twenty four years, and Rachel, aged twenty two years, one girl named Nan, aged seven years, one boy named Lonnon, aged three years, another boy named Dick, aged two years, one infant boy, five months old, one black mare with a colt, one bay with another colt, ten years old, etc. ... through all the household goods, tools, equipment and so on. Witness: John M. Deford. [Except for my difficulty in reading the slaves' names, it is oddly telling that their estimated ages have not materially changed - GL,III, ed.]
1816/09/05

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William Massey & wife Elizabeth Massey

Richard W.N. Keene

Marshland; and Eden Kelly

252.75; 13

TM:1:95

Deed

September 5, 1816: William Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $2,657.00 to Richard W. Newton Keene of Queen Anne's County 265-3/4 acres of the lands in Queen  Anne's County that are located within the following metes and bounds: (1) Part of a tract called Marshland, beginning at a red oak at the original beginning of Marshland, which is also the beginning of another tract called Eden Kelly, and thence running West twenty nine perches, then South thirty degrees West by and with the main ditch of Long Marsh one hundred and thirty two perches to a post fixed for the division line between Pollard Keene and Nachel Keene, and thence North twenty three degrees West nine perches until it intersects the line of Winter House, a tract laid out for Solomon Clayton, deceased, then with the lines of said land North North East fifteen perches, then West North West eighteen perches, then North twenty three degrees West twenty two perches, then North by North West seven and a half perches, then North seventy three degrees West forty perches until it intersects the twenty fifth course of said land, being so the line of Wyats Range, thence with the said twenty fifth line reversed North sixty one degrees East fifty two perches, then with the twenty fifth line of Marshland reversed sixty perches, then North thirty one degrees West, then North fifty four perches, then North by West fifty two perches, then North thirty nine degrees and ten minutes West two hundred and fifty seven perches until it intersects the out lines of the said land at the end of the tenth course thereof, then with the said tenth course reversed East one hundred and sixty two perches, then with the ninth course reversed, South twenty three degrees East one hundred and one perches, then with the eighth course reversed, East twenty perches, and with the seventh course reversed, South by East one hundred and twenty perches, then with the sixth course reversed, West North West thirty one perches, then with the fifth course reversed, South South West eighty perches, then with the fourth course reversed, East South East sixty perches, then with the third course reversed, South by East seventeen perches, and then with a straight line to the aforesaid beginning, containing two hundred and fifty two and three quarter acres.  (2) Part of the tract called Eden Kelly described by the following courses: Beginning at a bounded red oak, the original beginning of Eden Kelly and running thence West forty perches, then North by West fifty nine perches to the road leading from Queen's Town to Dover, then with said road North seventy four degrees East thirty six perches, then South eighty five and a half degrees East sixteen perches to the main ditch at Long Marsh, then down by and with the said ditch South nineteen and a half degrees West fifty five perches, then South twenty seven and a half degrees West sixteen perches to the first line aforesaid, then with said line reversed to the beginning aforesaid, containing thirteen and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Senah Busick and John M. Deford.
1817/02/06

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James Massey and wife Hannah; and Joshua Massey, Jr. Joshua Massey, Sr. Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected, Chance, and Sprys Friendship 229.5 TM:1:216 Deed
February 6, 1817: James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, in order to correct the error of a commission set up to partition the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior, sell for 5/- to Joshua Massey, Senior, also of Queen Anne's County, 229-1/2 acres, consisting of all of the tract called Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, part of [Spry's ?] Chance, and part of Spry's Friendship, contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone marked with the letter A which stands near the road leading from [illegible] Tavern to Wills's [illegible] on Chester River in Queen Anne's County, and also the beginning of a tract sold by James Massey, Senior to the present James Massey on the fourteenth of May, seventeen hundred and ninety three and recorded in Liber STW No.2 Folio 405 & 406, and running South nine and a half degrees East sixty five perches, then South thirty two degrees West two perches, then South one degree West two perches, then South forty five degrees East forty six and a half perchews, then South West one hundred and five perches, then South fifty four degrees East seventeen perches, then North East one hundred and seven perches, then South East fifty two perches to a stone at one end of the division line between the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior as fixed on by the commission aforesaid, thence by and with the said division line East eight degrees North one hundred and forty seven perches to another stone standing at the other end of the aforesaid division line between the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior, then North eleven degrees West one hundred and eight perches, then South eighty degrees West twenty three perches, then North fifteen and a half degrees West sixty eight and a half perches to a stone marked with the letter B, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing two hundred and twenty nine and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Elliott and James P. Leary [spelling ?].
1817/04/04

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James Massey and wife Hannah Joshua Massey, Jr. Friendship, Sprys Friendship, Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected, Sprys Chance, and Hazard 229.5 out of 449 TM:1:197 Deed Correcting the Error of a Commission
April 4, 1817: James Massey, son of James Massey, deceased, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- to Joshua Massey, Junior, all of Friendship and parts of Hazard, 229-1/2 acres out of the 449 acres of land in Queen Anne's County, comprising parts of the following tracts: Friendship, Spry's Friendship, Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, Spry's Chance, and Hazard that the brothers inherited from their late father, James Massey, who died intestate. James Massey later petitioned the Court to create a commission to partition these lands; on November 3, 1797, this commission issued to Mssrs. Benjamin Roberts, Thomas Seegar, George Jackson, Samuel Rochester, and James Roseberry to enter upon the premises and execute their duties, which they completed on May 17, 1798. James Massey is to receive all that part lying to the Northward of the division line as being contiguous to his other lands; and Joshua Massey, Junior, is to receive the lands lying to the Southward of the division line as laid out in Liber RT No.3, Folio 314, 315, & 316 of the land records of Queen Anne's County. Subsequently this decision was appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Eastern Shore in the May Term of 1815 and found wanting, leaving Joshua Massey's title to his lands defective; the present deed corrects this situation. Joshua Massey's share of his inheritance now is to consist of all of Friendship and part of Hazard, lying within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the end of the second line of a tract called Calebs Lott and from thence running South West fourteen perches, then South South East one hundred and seven and 1/10 perches, then South eighty two degrees East seventy seven  perches, then South fifty four degrees East thirty eight perches, then North twelve degrees East forty three and a half perches, then North sixty one degrees East thirty five perches, then North seventy nine degrees East thirty five and a half perches to the end of the second line of Harris's Hazard, and with said line reversed, East thirty five perches to the main road leading from Saint Paul's Chapel to John Turner's Mill, and with said road North forty seven and a half degrees East sixty four perches, then North forty five degrees East twenty three perches, then North nineteen degrees East thirteen and a half perches to the beginning of the aforesaid tract called Hazard, then North forty eight degrees West forty perches, then North thirteen and a half degrees West fifty four perches, then South seventy degrees West one hundred and twenty five perches, then South twelve degrees East fifteen and a quarter perches, and from thence with a straight line to the first place of beginning, containing two hundred and twenty nine and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Gideon Emory and John Wilmer.
1817/07/22

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James Massey

John Wells Emory

Addition; & Hemsley's Reserve

501.25

TM:1:359

Deed of Mortgage

July 22, 1817: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, in order to secure a debt of $9,000.00 owed to John Wells Emory, also of Queen Anne's County, puts up his bond for $18,000.00 and mortgages 501-1/4 acres of land, consisting of part of the tract called Addition and part of the tract called Hemsley's Reserve to Mr. Emory, the metes and bounds of which are: Beginning at a cedar port standing on the place of the second original boundary of Addition and thence running South forty nine degrees East two hundred and seventy three perches, thence South forty one degrees West one hundred and sixty perches to a post in the branch, thence North forty and a quarter degrees West one hundred and twelve perches to the main road, then by and with the said road till it intersects the home line of Addition, and thence with said line North forty nine degrees West eighty and a quarter perches to the main road leading from Wye's Mill to Centerville, thence with said road North eleven degrees East fourteen perches, thence North forty two degrees East about ninety perches to the end of the fourth line of Hemsley's Reserve, and thence North forty nine degrees West sixty two perches to the same main road, thence North two degrees East with the same road seventy nine perches, thence South twenty seven degrees East sixty eight and a half perches to the aforesaid beginning cedar post, containing five hundred and one and a quarter acres. If the debt is paid at the rate of $2,250.00 by January 1 in the years 1819, 1820, 1821 n.and 1822 with legal interest thereon, then this sale becomes null and void. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Thomas Kent and Gideon Emory.
1819/02/09

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Sarah, Anna & Elizabeth Massey

Samuel Cacy

Massey's Addition

285

TM:2:45

Deed

February 9, 1819: Sarah Massey of New Castle County in the State of Delaware, Anna Massey and Elizabeth Massey, both of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sell for $6,555.00 to Samuel Cacy, of Queen Anne's County, part of the tract called Massey's [spelling?] Addition contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone at the end of the second line of Jonathan [illegible surname]'s part of Dungannon, and thence running with said line reversed South seventy four and a half degrees West two hundred and twenty seven perches to a stone, then North three degrees West one hundred and twenty two and 1/16 perches to a stone, thence South Seventy six and a half degrees West ninety six and 2/10 perches to the first line of Dungannon, and with said line North three degrees West seventy nine and 2/10 perches to the end thereof, thence North eighty seven degrees East one hundred perches, then North twenty three degrees West eight and 9/10 perches to the end of the first line of that part of Massey's Addition heretofore conveyed by Charles Basset to Jonathan Hall, and thence with that part of Massey's Addition North fifteen degrees West seventy nine perches, then North forty two degrees East fourteen perches, then South forty eight degrees East two hundred and seventy two and 8/10 perches to Bridgewater, then South three degrees East seventy eight and 2/10 perches to the said [illegible]'s Land, and thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing two hundred and eighty five acres. Excepted is the burial ground now enclosed with poling, the dimensions of which are forty two feet by twenty two feet, where Sarah Massey, Anna Massey, and Elizabeth Massey and their heirs are to have free access forever to bury their dead, should they incline to do so, and for no other use whatsoever. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Elliott and Josias Sallaway.
1819/04/05

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Joshua W. Massey & wife Pamelia L. Massey

Edward Sudler

Sheppards Forrest, Chance, and Sledmore

186

TM:2:84

Deed

April 5, 1819: Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $4,464.00 to Edward Sudler, also of Queen Anne's County, 186 acres, consisting of parts of the tracts called Sheppard's Forrest, [Spry's ?] Chance, and Sledmore, lying in the upper part of Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a white oak tree in the field and to be the beginning tree of Sheppard's Forrest belonging to the aforesaid Joshua W. Massey. and from said white oak tree North sixty nine and three quarter degrees West one hundred and ninety three and a half perches, thence South twenty and a quarter degrees West one hundred perches, thence South sixty nine and three quarter degree East ninety and a half perches and to intersect the Sledmore line now established and assigned by all the parties, Joshua W. Massey, John Elliott, and Edward Sudler, and the fence fixed on the line agreed upon, and thence running by and with said fence and line agreed upon, North seventy four and a half degrees East one hundred qand ninety perches to the  main road and to a stone across and on the other side of the main road being fixed for a corner of Sledmore when sold by Joseph Sudler to Joshua W. Massey, and from thence runs South one degrees East thirty eight and 2/10 perches, thence South eleven degrees East twenty one perches, thence North eighty degrees East sixty two perches, thence South fifteen and a half degrees East seven and a quarter perches, thence South seventy seven degrees East fifty nine perches, thence North three and a quarter degrees East one hundred and four perches and to the divisional line between Joshua Massey, Junior and Remy Covington's heirs, and thence North eighty one and three quarter degrees West fifteen and a half perches, thence south twenty five and a half degrees east fourteen and a quarter perches, thence North eighty one and three quarter degrees West one hundred and sixty three and a half perches, and thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing one hundred and eighty six acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Elliott and Lenah Busick.
1819/04/05

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Sarah Massey (a.k.a. Sarah Falconar), Anna Massey and Elizabeth Massey Joel Smith Robothams Park 329.25 TM:2:82 Deed
April 5, 1819: Sarah Massey, a.k.a. Sarah Falconar, of New Castle County in the State of Delaware and Anna Massey and Elizabeth Massey, both of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sell for $6,585.00 to Joel Smith, of Queen Anne's County, 329-1/4 acres of that part of Robotham's Park lying within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone set in the ground where a small drain empties into Cuthbert's Mill Pond, and thence running up said drain South eighty two degrees East twelve perches, then South seventy three degrees East ten perches, then South eighty two degrees East thirty four perches, then South sixty three degrees East twenty four and 4/10 perches to the home line of said land, and thence with said line reversed, North forty five degrees East fifty six and a half perches to Jerusalem, and then with that tract North twenty four and a half degrees West twenty one perches to a stone, then North sixty five and a half degrees East forty seven and 2/10 perches to said line of Robotham's Park, and with said line reversed North forty two degrees East one hundred and two perches to a stone, then North forty eight degrees West two hundred and fifty perches to a stone, then South forty two degrees West one hundred and sixty nine perches to the branch, and thence by and with the branch and Mill Pond, South forty eight degrees East six perches, then South thirty six degrees East fifteen perches, then South seventy degrees East ten perches, then South forty degrees East twelve perches, then South [eleven] degrees West fourteen perches, then South thirteen degrees East ten perches, then South thirty four degrees East nine perches, then South eighty seven degrees East ten perches, then South thirty four degrees East five perches, then South seven degrees West ten perches, then South twenty eight degrees East six perches, then South fifty four degrees East six perches, then South thirty degrees East nine perches, then South ten degrees East twelve perches, then South three degrees east ten perches, then South twenty eight degrees West eight perches, and thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing three hundred and twenty nine and a quarter acres. Witnesses: John Falconar and Justices of the Peace John Elliott and Josias Sallaway.  Samuel Farnandis and John S. Abell, Justices of the Peace for Baltimore County, certified the two signatures of Sarah (Massey) Falconar. William Gibson is Baltimore County clerk.
1820/05/01

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Hester Fairbank

James Massey and John Baggs

sundry animals and household goods

[none]

TM:2:217

Bill of Sale

May 1, 1820: Hester Fairbanks of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $400.00 to James Massey and John Baggs, also of Queen Anne's County, five feather beds and furniture, one yoke of steers, one cart, one grey mare, one [illegible] mare, one black horse, one iron grey mare, fourteen head black cattle, different ages and sizes, which property is now in my possession. Witnesses: William [illegible surname] and Justice of the Peace Samuel Smyth.
1820/05/02

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William A. Massey

James Britton

Town lot in Millington (i.e., Head of Chester)

0.5

TM:2:219

Deed

May 2, 1820: William A. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $300.00 to James Britton, also of Queen Anne's County, a 1/2 acre town lot in the village of Millington, formerly Head of Chester,  adjoined on the North by a lot belonging to Samuel Shane, on the West by a lot belonging to Isaac Jackson, and on the South by a another lot belonging to the said James Britton. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace George Arliner and William Baynard.
1822/07/05

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Josiah Massey

Robert Thompson

Slave David

[none]

TM:3:7

Bill of Sale

July 5, 1822: Josiah Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $400.00 to Robert Thompson his slave David, age about twenty one years. Witnesses: Arthur E. Sudler and C. Goodhand.
1822/09/18

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Ebenezer T. Massey and Emily Ann Massey Joshua W. Massey Maynors Chance, Sprys Adventure, Masseys Meadows, and Widows Lott 150; 76.25; 3+; 2 TM:3:50 Deed
August 12, 1822 (Recorded September 18, 1822): Ebenezer T. Massey and Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in Maryland sell for $4,600.00 all or parts of the following tracts of land, all lying in Queen Anne's County: Maynor's Chance (150 acres), Spry's Adventure (76-1/4 acres), Massey's Meadows (3+ acres), and Widow's Lott (2 acres), following the directive of an act of the Assembly passed February 15, 1822, to Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County.  These tracts abut each other and several other tracts: Dunganon, Shepherd's Forest, Shephard's [illegible] Addition, and Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected: A tract of land called Maynor's Chance: Beginning at a red oak, the original beginning, and runs thence, South East one hundred and seven perches, and South West one hundred and six perches, then West North West two hundred and ninety six perches, then North thirty four degrees East one hundred and eleven perches and South four degrees East one hundred and thirty two perches, and from thence with a straight line to the aforesaid red oak, containing one hundred and fifty acres of land more or less; Also a tract or part of a tract of land called Spry's Adventure: Beginning at a red oak, the original beginning of said tract, and thence North five degrees and thirty minutes East one hundred and eighty eight perches to a stone marked with the letter [illegible], then North sixty four degrees East sixty one perches to a stone in the center of the road leading from [illegible] Crossroads to [illegible] Corners and with said road South twelve degrees and thirty minutes East one hundred and seventy two perches to another stone, thence North forty eight degrees and thirty minutes West forty seven perches, then in a straight line to the first place of beginning, containing seventy six acres and one fourth of an acre of land more or less; Also a tract of land called Massey's Meadows: Beginning at the end of the third line of Maynors Chance, and from thence running with the fourth line thereof North thirty one degrees East fifty six perches to the fourth line of Dunganon, and thence with that line South forty one degrees and thirty minutes West sixty six and a half perches to the fifth line of Shepherd's Forest, and thence with that line South seventy one degrees East twenty perches to Shepherds [illegible] Addition and with that line reversed North forty seven degrees and thirty minutes East eight perches to the third line of Maynors Chance aforesaid, and from thence by a straight line to the first place of beginning, containing three acres [illegible] and 33 perches more or less; Also one other tract of land called Widow's Lott: Beginning at the end of the sixth line of Spry's Adventure, and from thence running with the seventh line hereof South forty four degrees and thirty minutes West six and a half perches to the first line of Maynor's Chance, and thence with that line South forty eight degrees East fifty four perches to the sixth line of Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected and with that line reversed North eleven degrees West eleven perches to the sixth line following [illegible] aforesaid and from thence by a straight line to the first place of beginning, containing two acres. Witnesses: George Palmer and Edward Coppage, Justices of the Peace for Queen Anne's County.
1822/10/30

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Joshua W. Massey

George W. Abraham

slave Silvia

[none]

TM:3:73

Bill of Sale

October 30, 1822: Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $85.00 to George W. Abraham, of [illegible] Saint James State of Dominion [spelling ?], his slave girl Silvia, age about twenty four, stout made, dark complexion, about five feet four or five inches high, and a slave for life. Witness: Edward Coppage.
1823/05/10

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Henry Tilghman & wife Martha

James Massey

Durland & Bloomly Lambath

54+

TM:4:166

Deed

May 10, 1823: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $5.00 from Henry Tilghman and his wife Martha, formerly of Kent County, all their right,title and interest in the tracts called Durland and Bloomy Lambath.  Benjamin Hall, late of Queen Anne's County, father to the said Martha Hall Tilghman, sold Durland by deed dated May 28, 1805 to James Massey. Hall had purchased Durland from Edward O. Clarke, who in turn had obtained it from John Gibson of Anne Arundel County, attorney for Samuel Ridout of Anne Arundel County; however, no legal title was tied to Edward O. Clarke or to Benjamin Hall, both of whom have died, having first conveyed all their right and title to Durland to Richard Tilghman Earle, who has since conveyed Durland from Samuel Ridout by deed dated July 19, 1816 to James Massey. Henry Tilghman and his wife Martha now wish to convey to James Massey all their right, title and interest in Durland to James Massey. There's more: another tract called Bloomy Lambath that Henry Tilghman purchased from John B. McDerstrand and wife. Courses for both parcels: Beginning at the tenth line of Durland, and running with the eleventh and twelfth lines of Durland to their end, and then running North sixty seven degrees West seventy five and three quarter perches, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing fifty four acres. one rood, twenty perches. Witnesses: Justices of the peace Thomas Roberts and Erhu. H. Conroy.
1823/06/21

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James Massey


slave Jack Dio

[none]

TM:3:185

Manumission

June 21, 1823: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits his slave Jack Dio. Witnesses: J.M. Baynard and John J. Miers.

1823/07/10

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Thomas L. Emory James Massey slave Dick, a.k.a. Richard Monday [none] TM:3:191 Deed
July 10, 1823: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $160.00 from Thomas L. Emory, of the City of Baltimore in Baltimore County, the slave Richard Monday for the period of ten years until May 1836, at which time Richard Monday will be thirty five years old and entitled to his freedom by virtue of a deed of manumission recorded among the records of Baltimore County. Witnesses: [illegible signatures] Justices of the Peace for Baltimore County.
1823/08/23

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Johua I. Massey


slave Fanny Britton

[none]

TM:3:210

Manumission

August 23, 1823: Joshua I. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland for the sum of $225.00 [from whom ? - GL,III.ed.] manumits his slave Fanny Boli, a.k.a. Fanny Britton, twenty six years old. Witnesses: Nathan Pencook and Isaac Jackson and Justice of the Peace Edward Eubanks.
1824/01/26

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James T. Hensley & Elizabeth Richmond

James Massey

Lambeth Fields

6.0

TM:3:267

Deed

January 26, 1824: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland makes an agreement with Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hensley, both also of Queen Anne's County, to exchange lands along the borders of two properties to straighten their common boundary.  In the present transaction James Massey purchases 6 acres of Lambeth Fields from Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hensley for $1.00. The transaction was made complex by the untimely death of Robert Tinto, the previous owner of one of the two properties, who had entered into the boundary-straightening agreement with James Massey, but who left no will, and also had sold his lands to James Tilghman Hemsley without any legal conveyance, so that his lands descended to his heir, Elizabeth Richmond. Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hemsley now wish to correct this situation, and James Massey is also willing to do so, so that part of James Massey's tract called Addition in Queen Anne's County is now to be exchanged with Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hemsley's tract called Lambeth Fields upon payment of one dollar by James Massey to Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hemsley. The exchanged portion of Lambeth Fields is given by the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a persimmon tree standing in a valley near the main road leading from [illegible name] to Earton, and running South forty nine and a half degrees East forty seven and 8/10 perches, then South forty and a half degrees West forty and 4/10 perches, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing six acres. [for the complementary part of Addition see Liber TM No.3 Folio 271]. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Gibson and A.M. Hobbs.
1824/02/07

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James Massey & wife Frances Massey

James T. Hensley & Elizabeth Richmond

Addition

8.0

TM:3:271

Deed

February 7, 1824: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $1.00 to Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hensley, both also of Queen Anne's County, 8 acres of his tract called Addition in order to complete the exchange of lands along the borders of their properties to straighten their common boundary. The parcel conveyed from Addition is given by the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the end of a line drawn South forty nine degrees East fifteen and three quarter perches from the original beginning of Addition, and running thence North eighty and a quarter degrees East thirty five and three quarter perches, thence North nine degrees West fifty and a quarter perches, thence South forty and a half degrees West forty six perches, thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing eight acres. [for the complementary transaction and explanation thereof, see Liber TM No.3 Folio 267]. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Gibson and A.M. Hobbs.
1824/05/05

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Arthur Seegar & wife Frances H. Seegar

Joshua W. Massey

Seegars Purchase

217.5

TM:3:311

Deed

May 5, 1824: Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $2,127.00 from Arthur Seegar, a 217.5 acre portion of the tract called Seegar's Purchase, contained within the following metes and bounds, agreeable to the patent: Beginning at a stone marked No.1 standing in or near the fourth line of [Pnick Kech Out ?] and thence running South twenty nine and three quarter degrees West one hundred and twenty six perches to a stone standing at the end of the third line of said land, and thence with said line reversed South fifty nine and three quarter degrees East ninety nine perches to a tract called Buck Island Resurveyed, and thence running with said land reversed South eighty nine degrees West five and a half perches, North fifty nine and a quarter degrees West forty five perches, then South eighty seven degrees West eighty five perches, then South three degrees East one hundred and nine and 8/10 perches to the first line of a tract called Forest of Sherwood, and thence with said line reversed, South eighty seven degrees West forty seven and 7/10 perches to a bounded white oak tree, the beginning of said land, and also the beginning of a tract called Serenity, and thence running with the home line of Serenity North eighty three degrees West twelve and 7/10 perches, then North two degrees West one hundred and five and 6/10 perches, then North fifty nine degrees West one hundred and a half perches, then North thirty one and three quarter degrees East one hundred and sixty two perches, then South eighty degrees East fifty eight and a half perches to a white oak marked with twelve notches, and thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing two hundred and seventeen and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Gibson and A.M. Hobbs.
1825/02/16

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James Massey and wife Frances Thomas Murphy & wife Sarah Massey Murphy Golden Square (i.e., Addition and Hemsleys Reserve); and Broomily Lambeth & Durland 503+ & 54+ TM:3:423 Deed
February 16, 1825: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells a combined 557 plus acres in several tracts for $9,000.00 and $5.00, respectively, to Thomas Murphy for one undivided moiety and to Sarah Massey Murphy for the other undivided moiety, both of Queen Anne's County, in the tract called Golden Square, composed of the tracts called Addition and Hemsley's Reserve, which the said James Massey obtained from William Tilghman of the City of Philadelphia on October 9, 1805, and also all that  part of a tract called Lambeth Fields, which Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hemsley had conveyed by a joint deed on January 21, 1824 to James Massey, and contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a cedar post standing at the end of the first line of the tract called Addition and running South forty nine degrees East two hundred and eighty eight perches, then South forty one degrees West one hundred and sixty perches, then North forty nine degrees West fifteen perches to the main stream of the Golden Branch, and thence by and with the same North eighteen and a half degrees East twenty five perches, thence North twenty four degrees West thirteen perches, then North thirty two and a half degrees West seven perches, then North thirty and a half degrees West fourteen perches, then North thirty five degrees West twenty three perches, then North fourteen degrees West six perches, then North twenty seven and a quarter degrees East twenty six perches to the main road, then with said road North sixty one and a half degrees West nine perches, then South seventy four degrees West thirty perches, then South sixty three and a half degrees West seven and 2/10 perches, then South fifty seven degrees West eighteen perches, then South eighty five degrees West sixty perches, then South eighty one and a half degrees West twenty perches, then South seventy eight degrees West seventy four perches, then West twenty six perches to a pond called Nobbs [spelling ?] Pond, thence through the said pond North nine and a half degrees West one hundred and twelve perches to a persimmon tree, then North forty nine degrees West thirteen perches to the main road leading from Wye Mill to Conbe [spelling ?] Hills, then North two degrees East seventy nine perches, then North forty one degrees East, one hundred and eighty nine perches, then South forty nine degrees East forty eight perches, then South twenty seven degrees East sixty eight and a half perches to the beginning, containing five hundred three acres [illegible] and eighteen perches.  Also, all that part of a tract called Durland which Richard Tilghman Earle heretofore conveyed to James Massey on July 30, 1816, and also part of a tract called Broomily Lambeth, of which two parts Henry Tilghman and wife conveyed to James Massey on May 9, 1823, which are contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing at the end of the tenth line of the tract called Durland and running with the eleventh and twelfth lines of the same to the end thereof, and then running North sixty seven degrees West forty perches, then South forty five degrees West one hundred and twenty four perches, then South thirty nine and a quarter degrees East seventy five and 3/10 perches, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing fifty four acres [illegible] and twenty perches. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace James Gibson and A.M. Hobbs.
1825/03/01

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James Massey John Wells Emory Neals Residence, Lords Gift, Hemsley, Emorys Fortune and Coomerys Addition (a.k.a. Bennetts Outlett) 414 TM:3:436 Deed of Mortgage
March 1, 1825 (executed October 29, 1824): James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland to secure a debt of $5,000.00, executes a bond for $10,000.00 and initiates the sale for $5.00 to John Wells Emory, also of Queen Anne's County, of 414 acres of land, comprising all or parts of the tracts lying in Queen Anne's County called Neale's Residence, Lord's Gift, Hemsley, Emory's Fortune and Coomery's Addition (a.k.a. Bennett's Outlett) which were heretofore conveyed by Richard Hall of Queen Anne's County to James Massey by deed dated May 6, 1814, and recorded in Liber TM No. 1 Folio 357, 358 & 359, contained within the following metes and bounds near Queens Town: Beginning at a stone standing near the edge of Queens Town Creek, marked with the letters BN, being the original beginning of Neal's Residence, and running thence with the waters of said creek North forty seven degrees East sixty two perches to a lot of gound heretofore conveyed by Richard Hall to Greenberry Griffin, and with said lot South fifty four degrees East sixteen perches, then North twenty six degrees East eleven and a half perches, then North fifty one degrees West fifteen and three quarter perches to the waters of the creek aforesaid, and then by and with the waters of said creek North twenty seven degrees East fifty five and 7/10 perches, then North forty nine degrees East seventy eight perches to the mouth of Meckling Creek, and up by and with the said creek South sixty eight degrees East thirty six perches, then South fifty one degrees East fifty four perches, then South thirty eight and a half degrees East forty one perches, then South seventy one and three quarter degrees East thirteen and a half perches,  then North sixty nine degrees East four perches to a locust post, then South seventy degrees East sixty six perches to a stone standing on the side of the main road leading from Centerville to Queenstown, marked with the letters N.H.A.K. 1775, then South fifteen and a half degrees West twenty one and three quarter perches to a stone standing near  the fork of the roads leading to Queenstown and Wye Neck, and then with the said Wye Neck Road South ten degrees East one hundred and six and a half perches to a [illegible] post standing on the hill near the branch and then across said branch South eighty two and a half degrees East twenty one perches, then South twenty seven degrees East twenty four perches, then South twenty nine and a half degrees West thirty two perches, then South eighteen and a half degrees West thirty perches, then South thirty three degrees West thirty two perches, then South forty two degrees West, fourteen perches, then South seventy five degrees West thirteen and a half perches, then North sixty two degrees West twenty perches, then North sixty three and a quarter degrees West twenty seven perches to the main road leading from Wye Neck to Queenstown, and near the Beaver [Sains ?] then with said road North seventy one degrees West eight perches, then North forty eight degrees West twelve perches, then North thirty five degrees West eight perches, then North sixty five degrees West twenty perches, then North sixty eight degrees West twenty eight perches, then North forty nine degrees West thirty eight perches, then North forty degrees West twenty four perches, then North thirty seven degrees West twenty perches, then North fifty seven and a half degrees West fifteen and 2/10 perches, then North thirty five and a half degrees East fifteen and 3/10 perches, then North sixty three degrees West fourteen and 9/10 perches, then North seven degrees West three and 1/10 perches, then South eighty six degrees West fourteen 1nd 9/10 perches, then North sixty four an a half degrees West six and 2/10 perches, then North thirty five and a half degrees East thirty one and 9/10 perches, then North fifty and a half degrees West eleven and 1/10 perches, then South thirty five and a half degrees West thirty nine and 9/10 perches, then North eighty eight degrees West eight perches, then North fifty degrees West six and 4/10 perches, then South fifty nine degrees West forty perches to Queens Town Creek aforesaid, and by and with the waters of said creek North seventy eight degrees West eleven perches, then North forty five degrees West eight perches, then North fourteen degrees West seventeen and a half perches, then North eighteen and a half degrees East eight perches, then North thirty degrees East ten perches, then North eighteen and a half degrees East ten perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning stone, containing four hundred and fourteen acres.  James Massey is obligated to pay his debt of $5,000.00 to John Wells Emory by November 1, 1824, in which case this sale becomes null and void; until then, James Massey has free and unencumbered use of the lands herein described.  Witness: Lem. Tunnell, Associate Judge of the Second Judicial District of Maryland.
1827/10/23

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Ebenezer T. Massey

Joshua I. Massey

Sprys Chance

16

TM:4:430

Deed

October 23, 1827: Joshua I. Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 200 dollars buys a 16 acre tract of land called Spry's Chance and another tract of 33 acres called Friendship (purchased from Robert Holliday or Holoday by Benjamin Massey, deceased) from Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily.  Adjoining lands include parcels owned by Joseph Thompson, Benjamin Covington.  Witnesses: George Palmer, and Brn. Seegar.
1829/05/05

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Joshua W. Massey, deceased, and Pamela L. Massey, the executrix of his estate James Graves slave Mary Graves [none] TM:5:205 Manumission
May 5, 1829: Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $90.00 to James Graves his slave, Mary Graves, wife of James Graves, free black.  Joshua W. Massey recently purchased Mary Graves, age twenty seven, from Oli S. Pardee and his wife Susan, formerly Susan Elliott, executrix of John Elliott, late of Queen Anne's County.  Joshua W. Massey hereby obligates himself to set Mary Graves free upon the payment of the aforesaid $90.00 with legal interest thereon from the 15th of July 1828 to the present.  The payment of $90.00 plus legal interest of $3.53-1/2 was acknowledged on March 30, 1829, by Pamela L. Massey, executrix of the estate of the late Joshua W. Massey, who thereupon declared Mary Graves free forever.  Witnesses: Benjamin S. Elliott, Justice of the Peace Arthur C. Sudler, and Elizabeth Boyer.
1831/09/20

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James Massey His slaves
slaves Frisby, Moses, Richard, Morris, John Henry, Semeon Thomas, Clarissa, Ann, Tilla, Rebecca and Rose [none] TM:6:102 Manumission
September 20, 1831: James Massey of Queen Ann'e County in the State of Maryland manumits his slaves: Frisby, Moses, Richard, Morris, John Henry, Semeon Thomas, Clarissa, Ann, Tilla, Rebecca and Rose according to the following schedule: Frisby to be free in six years from January 1, 1832; Moses to be free in seven years from January 1, 1832; Richard to be free in fifteen years from January 1, 1832; Morris to be free in twenty two years from January 1, 1832; John Henry to be free in twenty five years from January 1, 1832; Semeon Thomas to be free in twenty seven years from January 1, 1832; Clarissa to be free on the first day of January, 1832; Anne to be free in twelve years from January 1, 1832; Rebecca to be free in twelve years from January 1, 1832; Tilla to be free in eleven years from January 1, 1832; Rose to be free in twenty five years from January 1, 1832; and together with all the issue of the said Ann, Rebecca, Tilla and Rose that may be born after the date of these presents. All the male issues are to be free at the age of twenty seven; and all of the female issues are to be free at the age of twenty five, and their descendants in like manner to the latest posterity. Witnesses: W.M. Cain and John Alexander.
1831/11/12

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Richard T. Earle James Massey Neales Residence, Lords Gift, and Hemsleys Reserve [not stated] TM:6:141 Release of Mortgage
November 12, 1831: James Massey of Queen  Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $1.00 from Richard Tilghman Earle, also of Queen Anne's County, the lands Neale's Residence, Lord's Gift, and Hemsley['s Reserve ?], which had been encumbered by a mortgage between Richard Hall of Queen Anne's County, to whom the lands were devised by his father Francis Hall in his Will dated April 30, 1796, and afterwards by deed of mortgage to Richard Tilghman Earle in a deed dated May 6, 1817, on which a balance remained due of $3,500.50 to Mr. Earle, which balance was afterwards satisfied by James Massey to Richard I. Jones, to whom Mr. Earle had assigned and transferred the mortgage. As he has been paid in full by virtue of the receipt of Richard I. Jones, Richard Tilghman Earle now is ready to execute the present deed for the further sum of one dollar paid to him by James Massey. Witness: Associate Judge of the Second Judicial District of Maryland F. B. Hopper.
1833/06/22

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James Massey John Dio, free black Henny Dio, Sarah and Henny, his wife & children [none] TM:6:463 Bill of Sale
June 22, 1833: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $40.00 to John Dio, colored man, one slave woman called Henny Dio, wife of the said John Dio, one slave child named Sarah and one slave child named Henny, children of the said John and Hennny Dio. Witness: Justice of the Peace Edward M. Connsey.
1833/08/09

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Joseph Pennington & wife Letilia Ann, Samuel Walters & wife Mary, and Anderson Walters James Massey Hazard 243 TM:6:511 Deed
August 29, 1833: Joseph N. Penington and his wife Letilia Ann Penington, Samuel Walters, and Anderson Walters,  all of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sell for [an un-named amount] to James Massey, also of Queen Anne's County, the tract called Hazard, which belonged to Robert Walters, late of Queen Anne's County, and which lies on the Main Road leading from Queens Town to Kent Island, and which Robert Walters purchased from William Banff and his wife by deed dated February 19, 1788, which land was laid out and surveyed for Robert Braodaway in 1695, and later by his Last Will and Testament dated February 13, 1796, probated in Orphans Court of Queen Anne's County, devised to his son Samuel Walters, who later died intestate in 1812, leaving the said Letilia Walters, Samuel Walters [and his wife Mary Walters] and Anderson Walters, his heirs at law, infants under age. Letilia Ann Walters has since married Joseph N. Penington, and she and Samuel Walters and Anderson Walters have also reached their majorities and are herewith selling their interests in Hazard to James Massey. Hazard is enclosed within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the end of the West line from the beginning of a tract called Comesy's Range, and running North forty three degrees West one hundred and seventy eight perches to a tract called Burten upon Wallices, then South West one hundred and ninety four perches to a tract called Wrights Chance, then with Wrights Chance South eighty nine perches to a tract called Sayer's Forrest, then with Sayer's Forrest East two hundred and eighty eight perches to Comsey's Range, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing two hundred and forty three acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Lucas, 3rd and Francis D. Rochester.
1833/08/29

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Joseph Pennington & wife Letisha (Telia) Ann, Samuel Walters & wife Mary, and Anderson Walters James Massey Hazard 243 TM:6:513 Deed
August 29, 1833: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $750.00 from Joseph N. Pennington & wife Letisha (Telia) Ann, Samuel Walters, and Anderson Walters, also of Queen Anne's County, 243 acres of the land called Hazard which devised from Robert Walters to Samuel Walters, who died intestate in 1812, leaving the land to pass through Orphans Court to his infant heirs, Letisha Walters (now Letisha Pennington), Samuel Walters, and Anderson Walters, who now have come of age.  The metes and bounds of Hazard are: Beginning at the end of the West line from the beginning of a tract called Connsey's Range, and running North forty three degrees West one hundred and [ninety] four perches to a tract called Wright's Chance, and then by and with Wright's Chance, South eighty nine perches to a tract called Sayer's Forrest, then with Sayer's Forrest East two hundred and eighty eight perches to Connsey's Range aforesaid, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing two hundred and forty three acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John Lucas 3rd and Francis D. Rochester.
[Note: this second instance of the Pennington - Massey deed for Hazard was apparently transcribed into the records of Queen Anne's County twice, transcription errors included - GL,III,ed.]

1833/10/30

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Isaac Hines, trustee to convey Isaac Jackson's land Ebenezer Thomas Massey [not stated] 3.0 TM:6:527 Deed
October 30, 1833: Ebenezer Thomas Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for from Isaac Hines, trustee assigned by Chancery Court of Maryland to dispose of three acres of the lands of Isaac Jackson, who had sold them to Ebenezer Thomas Massey by a deed which remained unpaid at the time of Mr. Jackson's death, a balance of $500.00 remaining due, since satisfied by payment of that sum with legal interest to trustee Isaac Hines, and to Sarah Elizabeth Jackson, widow of Isaac Jackson in lieu of dower, so Mr. Hines has agreed to execute the persent deed. The land at issue is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the North East corner Sam. Chase's lot and running on the main street to the intersection of a lot belonging to the heirs of William Parks, and then back to [illegible] and then South the same distance so on the main street, and then to the beginning, containing three acres. Witnesses: John N. Woodall and William Colgan.
1834/03/03

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David Massey

Elizabeth Jackson

Slave Elizabeth Jackson

[none]

JT:1:285

Manumission

September 18, 1834 (Recorded March 3, 1835): David Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland manumits Elizabeth Jackson, seventeen years of age, thereby setting her free from slavery, service, and servitude forever.  Witnesses: Matthias George and Louisa Tinte; certified by Justice of the Peace for Queen Anne's County, Matthias George.
1834/05/17

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Gerald Comsey

James Massey

Dover Dams & Neales Residence

1.0

JT:1:111

Deed of Land Exchange

May 17, 1834: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland agrees with Gerald Comsey, also of Queen Anne's County, to exchange adjoining lots in Queenstown, and so for $5.00 James Massey buys from Mr. Comsey the lots called Dover Dams and Neal's Residence contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing on  the forty second line of Neale's Residence and near a large elm tree marked with the letters I.M. and running South fifty degrees East until it intersects the fortieth line of Neal's Residence, then with that line North thirty five and a half degrees East to the end thereof, then with the forty first line thereof North fifty and a half degrees West eleven and 1/10 perches, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing one acre. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Harper and John McFeely.
1834/05/17

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James Massey & wife Frances Massey

Gerald Comsey

Town lot

1.0

JT:1:109

Deed of Land Exchange

May 17, 1834: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland agrees with Gerald Comsey, also of Queen Anne's County, to exchange adjoining lots in Queenstown, and so for $5.00 James Massey sells to Mr. Comsey a lot called Neale's Residence, which is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing at the North East corner of a lot sold by Richard Hall, late of Queen Anne's County to a certain Thomas Connsey, and running with the said lot and a lot sold by the said Hall to Charles Hobbs until it intersects the lot of the said Gerald Connsey, and being the fortieth line of the tract called Neal's Residence, then by and with the said line North thirty two and a half degrees East until it intersects the end of the first line of the lands deeded by Gerald Connsey to James Massey, then South fifty degrees East to a stone standing at the South East corner of the lot now to be conveyed by this indenture to Mr. Connsey and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing one acre. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Harper and John McFeely.
1834/07/15

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Ebenezer T. Massey & wife Emily  Ann Massey

Samuel O. Meginniss

Collins Range

400

JT:1:139

Deed

July 15, 1834: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $3,000.00 to Samuel O. Meginniss of Queen Anne's County all that tract called Collins Range, containing 400 acres, excepting 24 acres willed by Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County to Joshua Massey, also deceased and late of Queen Anne's County, and a few acres sold by Ebenezer T. Massey and wife to Winbert [illegible surname], which land descended to Ebenezer T. Masseyand wife Emily Ann Massey by the death of her father Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County, all lands lying in the upper part of Queen Anne's County whereon John Jones now lives, which was purchased by Hemsley Massey from Daniel T. Massey, late of Queen Anne's County,and is bounded on the North by the lands of John Rochester's heirs, on the East by the lands of Samuel Cacy, on the South by the lands of Joshua W. Massey's heirs, and on the West by the [two letters] Lyon Branch, containing about three hundred and seventy acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Matthias George and John N. Woodall.
1834/07/21

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William R. Massey Pamela Massey Bath, Friendship Manors, Chance, White Oak, Adventure, and Browne's Purchase [not stated] JT:1:143 Agreement
July 21, 1834: William R.Massey of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland agrees to relinquish his one sixth moiety in all the lands in Queen Anne's and Kent counties that he inherited from Joshua W. Massey in exchange for $1,000.00 in cash (less any money owed by William R. Massey to Pamela L. Massey at the time of settlement on the first of January next) and the transfer of slaves Robert and Shadrach paid to him by Pamela L. Massey of the City of Baltimore.  The lands are: Bath, Friendship Manors, Chance, White Oak, Adventure, and Browne's Purchase, which Joshua W. Massey purchased from James Barr of Kent County. Witnesses: Ebenezer T. Massey and Thomas Sappington.
1834/09/12

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Charles C. Shawne

David Massey

slaves: Susan and Elizabeth

[none

JT:1:168

Note

September 12, 1834: David Massey, free black of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, executes a note for $44.33 for a slave girl Elizabeth and a slave woman named Susan, aged 65, said Elizabeth to be freed on September 10, 1837, from all right of the estate of Charles C. Shawn, who died before September 30, 1828, the date on which David Massey paid the last dollar to settle the note.
1834/10/07

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William Grason

James Massey

Comseys Range

4.0

JT:1:179

Deed

October 7, 1834: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $50.00 from William Grason, also of Queen Anne's County, 4 acres of that part of Comsey's Range, lying to the West and North of  the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone marked with the letter A placed by a small red oak on the line which divides the land of said Grason from that part of Comsey's Range which was purchased at a trustee's sale by Benjamin Blunt and running South seven and a half degrees West nineteen and 2/10 perches till it intersects the first line of Sayer's Forrest extended across the North line of Comsey's Range and then with that first line reversed a West course to the North line of Comsey's Range aforesaid, the said part containing four acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Robert B.Tate and James Harris, Junior.
1834/10/17

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James Massey

William Grason

Comseys Range

0.5

JT:1:188

Deed

October 17, 1834: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $5.00 to William Grason, also of Queen Anne's County, 0.5 acre of that part of Comsey's Range which lies to the East and South of the following line: Beginning at a stone marked with the letter A placed by a small red oak on the line which divides the land of the said Grason from that part of Comsey's Range which was purchased at a trustee's sale by Benjamin Blunt and running South seven and a half degrees West nineteen and 2/10 perches till it intersects the first line of Sayer's Forest extended across the North line of Comsey's Range the said part containing half an acre, the said part being curved [caused ?] by the lines of a tract called Hazzard as it is some times laid down. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Robert B.Tate and James Harris, Junior.
1835/03/13

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Edward Coppage Richard Massey slave Henny, sister of Richard Massey [none] JT:1:286 Deed
March 13, 1835: Richard Massey, free black of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $5.00 from Edward Coppage, also of Queen Anne's County, a slave named Henny, age over forty years, she being Richard Massey's sister. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace Matthias George and William N. Foster.
1835/06/09

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Ann McAllister

Richard Massey

Hazzard

[dower right]

JT:1:366

Deed

June 9, 1835: Richard Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $175.00 from Ann McAllister, also of Queen Anne's County, her right of dower in the tract called Hazzard, lying in Queen Anne's County, which belonged to her deceased husband Samuel Walters and which subsequently passed from him to his heirs [illegible phrase] Ann, Samuel and Anderson Walters. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace Robert B. A. Tate and Edward H. Coursey.
1835/06/09

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William R. Massey Henry Bruce [All his inherited lands on the Eastern Shore of Maryland] [not stated] JT:1:127 Deed of Mortgage
June 9, 1835: William R. Massey of the City and County of Baltimore, indebted to Henry Bruce to the extent of $678.06, mortgages as security all the lands inherited from Joshua W. Massey lying on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to Henry Bruce, said conveyance to be null and void if Mr. Massey satisfies the debt within one month from the present date.  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace in the City of Baltimore John Mitchell and Samuel Pickering. Certified by [illegible signatures].
1836/07/01

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William R. Massey

John Palmer

slave Robert

[none]

JT:2:101

Bill of Sale

July 1, 1836: William R. Massey of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sells for $50.00 to John Palmer the slave named Robert, who is now in the possession of Col. John Tilghman, together with all the wages due for the said Robert and not paid at the time of the execution of this deed. Witness: Selah [Fisher].
1837/04/04

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James Massey & William Stevens

Pere Wilmer

Town lot

5+

JT:2:201

Deed

April 4, 1837: James Massey and William Stevens of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, acting as trustees for the estate of Thomas Murphey, late of Queen Anne's County, sell for $570.00 to Pere Wilmer, also of Queen Anne's County, 5+ acres from among the lands which Thomas Murphey had purchased from Henry Darsden adjoining Centerville, particularly a lot located on the South side of the public road leading from Centerville to the wharf, contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the North West corner of the stable standing on the North West corner of the house and garden of the said Thomas Murphey bounding on Water Stree and Liberty Street in the town of Centerville, and running thence with the main road from Cenetrville to the wharf North fifteen and three quarter degrees West twenty two perches, thence South thirty five and a half degrees West forty nine and 7/10 perches, then South fourteen degrees East twenty two and 4/10 perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing five acres and one rood and seventeen perches. Witness: John B. Eccleston, Special Judge of the Second Judicial District of Maryland.
1837/04/06

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Elijah E. Massey & wife Mary E. Massey

Juliett Duhamel

London Bridge Renewed

0.1

JT:2:202

Deed

April 6, 1837: Elijah E. Massey of Millington in Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $450.00 to Juliett Duhamel of Queen Anne's County a 0.1 acre town lot from the tract called London Bridge Renewed, lying in Sand Town, Queen Anne's County, within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing on the East side of the road that leads from Millington to Church Hill and running South forty nine degrees West sixty six feet, then South East to the division line between the heirs of Thomas Gilpin and the late Gilbert Falconar, then North East sixty six feet, then North West to the beginning at the aforesaid stone, being the lot in Sand Town formerly conveyed by Gilbert Falconar to William Knock. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Thomas J. Britton and William Colgan.
1837/05/08

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Ebenezer T. Massey & wife Emily Ann Massey

Christopher Garthand

Shedmore (Skidmore)

[not stated]

JT:2:217

Deed

May 8, 1837: Ebenezer T. Massey and his wife, formerly Emily Ann Massey, formerly of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $150.00 to Christopher Garthand of Queen Anne's County, all of the tract called Shedmore (or Skidmore) that Emily Ann Massey inherited from her father, Hemsley Massey, deceased, which is  described in the deed dated January 14, 1807, and recorded in Liber STW, [No.8], Folio 411, 412 & 413. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Thomas J. Britton and William Colgan.
1837/09/19

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James H. Massey Israel Griffith & Ebenezer T. Massey Friendship, Bath, Collins Range, Maynors Chance, Sprys Adventure, etc. [not stated] JT:2:235 Deed to secure a debt
September 19, 1837: James H. Massey of Spring Hill in the State of Mississippi, trading as the firm of Massey & Wapon, is indebted $3,668.19 to the house of trade of Israel Griffith upon two promissory orders, one dated at Baltimore August 21, 1837 between Massey & Wapon and Ebenezer T. Massey, the other between Massey & Wapon and Israel Griffith for $1,168.19.  In order to secure the payment of these debts and to hold Ebenezer T. Massey harmless, James H. Massey sells for $5.00 to Israel Griffith and Ebenezer T. Massey one undivided fifth part being the share and interest of the said James H. Massey which he inherited from Joshua W. Massey, late of Queen Anne's County, father to James H. Massey, consisting of the Queen Anne's County tracts called Friendship, Bath, Collins Range, Maynor's Chance, Spry's Adventure and a tract located in Kent County, together with all the slaves of his late father, whether divided or undivided. The present conveyance is to take place only if James H. Massey fails to satisfy the enumerated debts; if he does make good, the sale becomes null and void and of no effect. Ebenezer T. Massey has the option to pay some of the debt himself and thereby to share in the ownership of the lands should James H. Massey default. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Warfield and Thomas B. Tottinger. Thomas Kell is Baltimore County clerk.
1839/03/01

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William R. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey Christopher Neale deed of trust Friendship, Bath, Manors Chance, White Oak, Sprys Adventure, [illegible name] Purchase in Queen Anne's & Kent counties 2,600÷6 JT:2:623 Deed of Trust
March 1, 1840: William R. Massey and wife Emily Ann of the Town of Alexandria, District of Columbia, being indebted to [difficult reading ahead !] A.C. Lazonas, John H. Jannoy, Grupper & Dean - Merchants [illegible] George L. Bumford of George Town, Crawford of McKim, George & Mayes, Mason & Hanlen, George C. Rollins, merchants of Baltimore and Bank of Potomac Alexandria [illegible words] amounting to about $2,800.00 which William R. Massey desires to pay to his creditors, through a deed of trust to Christopher Neale, one sixth of his equity in the following lands: Friendship, Bath, Manor's Chance, White Oak, Spry's Adventure, [illegible name] Purchase, containing in all about 2,600 acres in Queen Anne's and Kent counties, all of which belonged to his father, the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County, subject first to the dower right of Pamela L. Massey, widow of Joshua W. Massey, and also to a previous mortgage made and executed by William R. Massey to Joseph [illegible surname] of Baltimore for $1,000 or thereabouts.  Should William R. Massey [somehow] repay the stated debt, then this indenture becomes null and void.  If he defaults, then Christopher Neale is entitled to sell the aforesaid listed tracts piecemeal for cash until the debt is satisfied. Witness: Justice of the Peace William Branch; William Brant is District of Columbia Clerk.
1839/04/15

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James Massey & wife Frances Massey

Trustees of Public School No.17

Town lot for Public School No.57

0.75

JT:2:532

Deed

April 15, 1839: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $50.00 to James Harris, Junior, James Sykes, and William Reed, also of Queen Anne's County, Trustees of Public School District No.57, who were chosen by the taxable residents of Queenstown in Queen Anne's County to select a place to site a public school according to the Act of Assembly passed in 1825 to promote primary public school education, the presently conveyed lot, called Neale's Residence, located within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing near the house formerly belonging to Henry Jones, but now the property of Miss Mary Adams, and running with a lot belonging to Gerald Comsey North thirty eight degrees East eleven and 4/10 perches to a stone standing at the corner of the lot of the said Gerald Comsey, then South fifty degrees East sixteen perches to the main road, then with the main road and the lot of Miss Mary Adams to the place of beginning, containing three quarters of an acre. Witnesses: Justices of ther Peace Daniel Neunam and William Harper.
1839/05/06

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Thomas Gilpin and unnamed wife

Ebenezer T. Massey

London Bridge and Halls Harbor

110

JT:2:551

Deed

May 6, 1839: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in  the State of Maryland buys for $880.00 from Thomas Gilpin of Brandywine Delaware a part of two large tracts in Queen Anne's County called London Bridge and Hall's Harbor which is on the South side of Chester River and on the East side of Sand Town and described by the following courses: Beginning at the beginning stone of Hall's Harbor and running thence in the line thereof South forty six degrees East one hundred and twenty two perches and twenty four parts to a corner on the said line of a tract sold by the said Thomas Gilpin to John E. Stuart, thence with a line thereof North forty four degrees East one hundred and seventeen perches to a corner on a line of land of James Brown, thence with a line thereof North sixty four and a half degrees West six perches to a poplar corner, thence North seventeen and a half degrees West twenty three perches to a poplar corner, thence North forty four degrees East with the said James Brown's line twenty perches to Chesster River, and then to be bounded on the North side of this tract by the same by the several courses of the said river, until where it is intersected by a line bounding the several lots of the said Sand Town lying on the East side of the said road or street, thence from the said intersection on Chester River by a line running South forty two degrees West fifty eight perches along and bounding the Easternmost end of the said several lots as held in Sand Town, by the several [illegible phrase] till it comes to a line of London Bridge, thence with the same North forty five and three quarter degrees West twenty and a half perches to [illegible place name] thence with the same South eight and a quarter degrees West about ninety two perches, thence North forty four degrees East twenty four perches to the beginning stone, containing one hundred and ten acres.  Also the said Thomas Gilpin includes in the conveyance an access lot from the said road, twenty feet wide along the East side of Hall's Harbor on the course of South forty six degrees East one hundred and twenty two perches to John E. Stuart's land and from the beginning stone of Hall's Harbor out to the public road of Queen Anne's County. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William Colgan and Thomas J. Britton.
1839/06/09

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Grantee

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Joshua I. Massey

Benjamin Covington

[goods & chattels]

[none]

JT:2:585

Bill of Sale

June 9, 1839: Joshua I. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $75.00 to Benjamin Covington. also of Queen Anne's County the following goods and chattels: One bay horse, one white cow, one brindle cow, one red cow, one red bull calf, one white & black calf, one cook stove, and one carpet of forty yards. Witness: Arthur E. Sudler.
1839/12/27

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Charles C. Murray

James Massey

Hazard; and Friendship & Sprys Chance

229.5 & 49

JT:2:668

Deed of Mortgage

December 27, 1839: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $5.00 from Charles C. Murray of Kent County all those parts of Friendship and Hazard lying in Queen Anne's County to secure a promissory note for $1,060.00 that he accepted from Charles C. Murray, said note to be negotiable at the House of McQuban [spelling ?] in the Town of Millington. The courses for the mortgaged tract are as follows: Beginning at the end of the second line of a tract called Caleb's Lot and from thence running South West fourteen perches, then South South East one hundred and seven and 1/10 perches, then South eighty two degrees East seventy seven and 1/10 perches, then South eighty degrees East seventy seven perches, then South fifty four degrees East thirty eight perches, then North twelve degrees East forty three and a half perches, then North sixty one degrees East thirty five perches, then North seventy nine degrees East thirty six and a half perches to the end of the second line of Harriss's Hazard, and with said line reversed East thirty six perches to the main road leading from St6. Paul's Chapel to John Turner's Mill, and with said road North forty seven and a half degrees East sixty four perches, then North forty five degrees East twenty three perches, then North nineteen degrees East thirteen and a half perches to the beginning of Hazard, then North forty eight degrees West forty perches, then North thirteen and a half degrees West fifty four perches, then South seventy degrees West one hundred and twenty six perches, then South twelve degrees East fifteen and a quarter perches, and from thence with a straight line to the first place of beginning, containing two hundred and twenty nine and a half acres, which lands were purchased by Joshua Massey from James Massey by deed dated August 7, 1817.  Also those tracts located in Queen Anne's County called Spry's Chance and Friendship, containing forty nine acres which Joshua Massey purchased from Ebenezer T. Massey by deed dated September 9, 1817. This mortgage deed to become null and void if Charles C. Murray makes good on his promissory note of $1,060.00 on or before December 7, 1840. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John McFeely and Thomas C. Wilson.
1839/12/27

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Joshua I. Massey & wife Harriet M. Massey

Charles C. Murray

Hazard; and Friendship & Sprys Chance

229.5 & 49

JT:2:667

Deed

December 27, 1839: Joshua I. Massey & wife Harriet M. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $2,600.00 to Charles C. Murray of Kent County 229-1/2 acres of that part of the tract called Hazard contained within the following metes and bounds:  Beginning at the end of the second line of Caleb's Lot and from thence running South West fourteen perches, then South South East one hundred and seven and 1/10 perches, then South eighty two degrees East seventy seven perches, then South fifty four degrees East thirty eight perches, then North twelve degrees East thirty six and a half perches, to the end of the second line of Hazard, and with said line reversed East thirty six perches to the main road leading from Saint Paul's Church to John Turner's Mill, and with said road North forty seven and a half degrees East sixty four perches, then North forty five degrees East twenty three perches, then North nineteen degrees East thirteen and a half perches to the beginning of the tract called Hazard, then North forty eight degrees West forty perches, then North thirteen and a half degrees West fifty four perches, then North seventy degrees West one hundred and twenty six perches, then South twelve degrees East fifteen and a quarter perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing two hundred and twenty nine and a half acres.  Also two other tracts in Queen Anne's County called Spry's Chance and Friendship, containing forty nine acres which Joshua  Massey purchased from Ebenezer T. Massey by a deed dated September 6, 1827. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Arthur E. Sudler and William Wallis.
1840/05/05

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Joshua I. Massey & wife Harriett M. Massey

Samuel I. Jarman

Jerusalem and Tilghmans [Friendship]

190.5

JT:3:76

Deed

May 5, 1840: Joshua I. Massey and wife Harriet M. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $1.00 plus $400.00 to Samuel I. Jarman, also of Queen Anne's County the dower rights of Harriet M. Massey in the lands that were inherited by Peregrine Little, late of Queen Anne's County, from his deceased brother James Little, and subsequently inherited by Harriet Maria Massey, his widow, who has since intermarried with Joshua I. Massey. The lands are Jerusalem and Tilghman's Freshes [Friendship - hard to read this name] and are contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a marked chestnut, the beginning of Tilghman's Freshes, and running thence [North or South ?] sixty three aqnd a half degrees East with the last line of Tilghman's Freshes reversed two hundred and eighty seven perches till it intersects the first line of a tract called Brothby's Failure, then with that line West South West one hundred and sixty eight and a half perches to a road commonly known by the name of the rolling road, then with the same road North seventy three and a haslf degrees West one hundred and eight perches till it intersects the West South West line of Jerusalem, being the place of beginning of James Gilbert's part of Jerusalem, then with the [first] line of Gilbert's land reversed North sixteen and a half degrees West one hundred and sixteen perches to the beginning of that line, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning of the premises hereby intended to be granted, containing by estimation one hundred and ninety and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peasce Arthur E. Sudler and William Wallis.
1841/01/03

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David Massey

John R. Hamm

Prices Pharsalia

1.0

JT:3:200

Deed

January 3, 1841: David Massey, free black of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sells for $40.00 to John R. Hamm, also of Queen Anne's County, all the portion of Price's Pharsalia lying within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at an oak stump where it is contemplated to have a stone planted, standing on the road leading from Dixon's Old Tavern to Bullock Town, and from thence running South forty three degrees West six and three quarter perches to intersect the eleventh line of Price's Pharsalia, and with that lineSouth thirty nine and a half degrees West twelve and a half perches, then North forty three degres east nineteen perches, and from thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing one acre, being the same land that was conveyed by William Price to David Massey by deed dated November 15, 1814, duly recorded in Liber JB No. 2 Folio 434 & 435, one of the land record books of Queen Anne's County. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Arthur E. Sudler and Matthias George.
1841/01/13

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Grantee

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Type

Israel Griffith Ebenezer T. Massey Friendship, Bath, Collins Range, Maynors Chance, Sprys Adventure, etc. [not stated] JT:3:198 Purchase of Mortgage
January 13, 1841: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $703.37 from Israel Griffith of the City of Baltimore the mortgage deed of William R. Massey of Spring Hill in the State of Mississippi recorded in Liber JT No.2 Folio 235, 236 & 237 and dated September 4, 1837. By this deed Ebenezer T. Massey becomes the owner of any and all payments made by William R. Massey to satisfy the referenced deed of mortgage.
1841/05/27

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Grantee

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey & wife Frances Massey

Valentine Bryan

Town lot from Neals Residence

<0.5

JT:3:276

Deed

May 27, 1841: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $38.00 to Valentine Bryan, also of Queen Anne's County, a town lot, part of the tract called Neale's Residence in Queen Anne's County, lying within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone marked RT standing in the forty second line of the tract called Neal's Residence that was sold to James Massey by Richard Hall, and running thence North fifty degrees and forty minutes West twelve and 7/10 perches, then South thirty nine and three quarter degrees West four and a half perches, then South fifty and a quarter degrees East six and 4/10 perches, thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing forty three perches. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Samuel Kerber and William Reed.
1842/01/01

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Grantee

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

[not stated]

Joshua W. Massey

Tilghmans Friendship

[not stated]

IT:1:213

Land Commission

1842: Joshua W. Massey Estate of Harris Rambles, Tilghmans Friendship, Manor, Collins Range, Bath
1842/01/03

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

Walter Massey

Charles Bradley

[not stated]

25

JT:3:422

Deed

January 3, 1842: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $200.00 to Charles Bradley, free man of color of Queen Anne's County, a tract lying partly in Caroline County and the rest in Queen Anne's County that was inherited by Walter Massey from his father, William Massey. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace N. Whittry and John Clough.
1842/04/21

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Grantee

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey & wife Frances Massey

Vestry of St. Paul's Parish

Neals Residence

3+

JT:3:501

Deed

April 21, 1842: James Massey and his wife Frances of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $1.00 to the Vestry of St. Paul's Parish in Queen Anne's County, represented by John Tilghman, Pere Wilmer, Robert Goldsborough, Junior, William A. Spencer, Kensey Harrison, William B. Lucas, Charles C. Tilghman, and Richard T. Earle, Junior, part of the tract called Neale's Residence, lying in Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing on the South side of the road leading from Centerville to Queenstown, and running from thence South ten and a half degrees West twenty one and an eighth perches to another stone, then North sixty degrees West eight perches to another stone, then North seven and a half degrees East sixteen and a quarter perches to another stone standing on the side of the road aforesaid, thence by and with said road to the beginning, containing three acres and thirty seven perches. Witness: Justices of the Peace Benjamin Seegar and Robert Larrimore.
1842/05/07

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Grantee

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer T. Massey & wife Emily Ann Massey

Samuel Stinson

Bentons Luck

48+

JT:3:533

Deed

May 7, 1842: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $125.00 to Samuel Stinson of Queen Anne's County a portion of the tract called Benton's Luck contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone a short distance North West of the dwelling of the said Samuel Stinson and running thence by and with the land of said Stinson North forty five and a half degrees East one hundred and eighty three perches to another stone, thence by and with the land of [illegible tract name] South forty five degrees West one hundred and [forty] one and three quarter perches, and then by and with the land belonging to the heirs of John Binner.... South half a degree East fifty six perches to the place of beginning, containing forty eight acres, one rood, and thirty two perches. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace Thomas A. Britton and James Smith.
1842/07/09

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Grantee

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

James H. Massey & wife Anna E. Massey Ebenezer T. Massey Friendship, Maynors Chance, Bath, Collins Range, Sprys Adventure, etc., in Queen Anne's County and in Kent County [not stated] JT:3:579 Deed
July 9, 1842: James H. Massey & wife Anna E. Massey of Batesville, Independence County, in the State of Arkansas, sell for $3,000.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland parts of the following tracts inherited by James H. Massey from his father Joshua W. Massey, including Friendship, Maynors Chance, Bath, Collins Range, Spry's Adventure, and several others lying in Queen Anne's County as well as several in Kent County, as well as all the share and interest of James H. Massey in all the slaves and other personal estate of his aforesaid late father. Witnesses: Thomas Johnson, B.A. Massey, and Thomas Johnson, President Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit of the State of Arkansas; Charles St. Pelham is Clerk of the Circuit Court for the County of Independence in the State of Arkansas.
1843/02/13

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Grantee

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

William W. Lucas

James Massey

Household goods and chattels

[none]

JT:4:29

Bill of Sale

February 13, 1843: James Massey, of Queen Anne's County and State of Maryland and guardian to the heirs of Thomas Murphy, late of Queen Anne's County, buys for $1,901.51 from William W. Lucas, also of Queen Anne's County, all the goods, furniture and household stuff [long list following] to settle a debt owed by said Lucas to said Massey's charges.  Witness: Justice of the Peace W.D. Legg.
1843/03/05

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

James Massey & wife Frances

James P. Stockell

Town lot

0.5

JT:4:46

Deed

March 5, 1843: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $50.00 to  James P. Stockell, also of Queen Anne's County all that part of a tract called [illegible] Resistance lying in Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the South East corner of a lot named [Farmesh] formerly belonging to Rect. John A. [Troup] but now in the possession of Rect. Thomas Wilson and running [parallel] with the post and plank fence of the said James Massey and within five feet of the [illegible] in the North East side of the main road leading to Queenstown and thence by and with this [fence] until it strikes the house of the said Wilson's [Rectory], then by and with the line of the said Wilson to the place of beginning, containing an estimated half acre.
1843/08/10

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Type

Joseph M. Smith & wife Jane Smith

John Dodds

Abbott or Alberts Delight

86

JT:4:167

Deed

August 10, 1843: Joseph M. Smith and his wife Jane Smith of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $410.00 to John Dodds, also of Queen Anne's County, the 86 acre tract called Abbott or Albert's Delight which is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the end of the first line of the tract called [Jamisons ?] and running from thence North forty five and a half degrees West one hundred and thirty [six] perches to the main Road, then with the Main Road North fifty four degrees East sixty five perches, then North seventy nine degrees East twenty six perches, then North sixty seven degrees ten perches, then South thirty five and a quarter degrees East one hundred and seventy six perches, then by a straight line to the beginning, containing eighty six acres, which tract was conveyed to the said Joseph M. Smith by Thomas N. Ford, Sheriff of Queen Anne's County, by deed dated November 8, 1842, as recorded in Liber JP No.2, Folio [633 ?]. Witnesses: Arthur E. Sudler and John N.F. Jackson.
1844/09/07

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joseph Sparks

John Dodd

New Hope

38.5

JT:4:364

Deed

September 7, 1844: Joseph Sparks of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells $231.00 to John Dodd, also of Queen Anne's County, the tract called New Hope that lies in Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the end of one perch South thirty two degrees West from the second corner of that part of said land sold by William Atkinson to William Moss, and thence running North forty seven degrees West forty perches to the third line of that part of a tract called McCoy's Pleasure that was sold by James Chairs to David Lindsay, then with that line reversed South seventy one degrees West forty and 6/10 perches to a tract called The Bodkin, then South twelve and a half degrees West fifty perches until it intersects the second line of a tract called Albert's Delight, then with that line reversed, South thirty six and three quarter degrees East eighty eight perches to a stone nob [No.4 ?], then [North] seven and a half degrees East twenty one perches to a stone nob [No.3 ?], then North twenty nine degrees East fourteen perches to a stone nob [No.6 ?], then by a straight line to the beginning, containing thirty eight and a half acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John H. Moss and Joseph D. Anthony.
1845/08/19

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

Joshua W. Massey

Richard Jarell

After all was said & done: Seegar's Purchase

52+

JT:4:498

Commission

August 19, 1845: A commission is set up to divide the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland and is made up of the following men: Jesse Knock, William H. Foster, Arthur E. Sudler, James Giant [maybe Skint], and Edward Coppage, all of Queen Anne's County.  The lands at issue are: Friendship, Maynors Chance, Irish Farm etc. The heirs of Joshua W. Massey are: William R. Massey, James H. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly Marietta Massey) Joseph A. Massey, Thomas C. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey and Pamela L. Massey, his widow.  Thomas C. Massey, who was a minor, initiated the formation of this commission in order properly to divide the lands of Joshua W. Massey.  Accordingly, the commission set about evaluating the lands as follows:

Tilghman's Friendship: 342 acres at $15.00 per acre - $5,130.00;
Lot No.2, called Bath: 317+ acres at $10.00 per acre - $3,178.45;
Lot No.3, a.k.a. Bath: 140 acres at $10.00 per acre - $1,400.00; and
Lot No.4, called Seegar's Purchase: 122 acres at $10 - $1,220.00.

They thereupon scheduled and advertised at public sale at Dixon's Tavern in Queen Anne's County, all of the above lands, excepting the dower right of Pamela L. Massey.  Ebenezer T. Massey subsequently became the highest bidder for Friendship; James [illegible surname] of Lots No.'s 2 & 3; Lot No.4, being mainly woodland, was divided among Lots No.'s 1, 2 & 3 [... unintelligible negotiations following...]. 

The metes and bounds of Seegar's Purchase (bought by Richard Jarrell) are: Beginning at a stone planed in the low ground at the beginning of the second line of Seegar's Purchase and running thence South fifty nine and a half degrees East sixty two perches, then South eighty nine and a quarter degrees West five and a half perches, then North forty nine degrees West fourteen and a half perches, then South eighty six degrees and nineteen minutes West seventy nine perches, then South [two] degrees East one hundred and ten perches, then South eighty eight degrees West forty seven and 7/10 perches, then North seventy nine degrees West thirteen and 9/10 perches, then North fifty minutes West one hundred and five and [6]/10 perches, then North seventy two and a quarter degrees east one hundred and six and a half perches to the place of beginning, containing fifty two acres and fifty nine perches. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Mr. Bradley and Thomas Rue.

1847/02/09

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Jesse Knock et al. commission to sell Joshua W. Massey's land James Merrick Bath; Harriss's Rambles; and Seegars Purchase 462; 68.5; and 169+ JT:5:186 Commission
February 9, 1847: A commission described in Liber JT No.4 Folio 498 evaluated and then sold at public auction the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland. The present deed describes the sale and lands conveyed to James Merrick, also of Queen Anne's County.  However, William R. Massey has by now alienated all his individual interest in his father's estate to Mssrs. [Perma] and Fisher of the City of Baltimore; James H. Massey has alienated all his interest to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County; and Thomas E. Massey is still a minor.  The present commission is composed of the same men as the above-referenced previous commission and evaluated the lands at issue the same as before, except for the lands sold as part of Seegar's Purchase in the above referenced deed.  The land called Bath, presently conveyed to James Merrick, is described by the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a hickory tree standing in the South side of the main road leading from [illegible] to Dixon's Tavern and running thence South twenty three degrees West two hundred and fifty perches to a stone,then South sixty seven degrees East two hundred and a half perches, then North seventy five and a half degrees East one hundred and fifteen perches, then South sixty seven and a half degrees East forty eight perches, then North twenty five and a quarter degrees East twenty and a half perches, then South sixty seven degrees East one hundred and five and a quarter perches, then South thirty eight degrees East twenty five and a quarter perches to a stone on the side of a ditch, then South eighty five degrees East seven perches, then North thirty nine and a half degrees West forty nine perches, then North nineteen and a half degrees East seventy five perches, then North seventy and a quarter degrees West six perches, then North twenty six degrees East twenty perches, then North sixty nine degrees West thirty one perches, then North nineteen and a half  degrees East fifty one perches, then North seventy and a half degrees West fifty perches, then South nineteen and a half degrees West seventy six perches, then North seventy and a half degrees West eight perches, then North nineteen and a half degrees East sixty perches, then North seventy and a half degrees West seventy eight perches, then North eighty one degrees West forty five perches, then South thirty six and as half degrees West sixteen perches, then North eighty five degrees West six and a quarter perches, then South forty [nine] degrees East [seven] and a quarter perches, then South fifty five degrees East twelve perches, then South eight and a half degrees East seven perches, then South forty one and a half degrees West four and a half perches, then South twenty one degrees East five perches, then South twenty six and a half degrees West fourteen perches, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing four hundred and sixty two acres.  Also, part of a tract called Harriss's Rambles, the courses of which are: Beginning at a stone alongside of a large ditch and also at the end of the sixth line of Bath and running thence South twenty [nine] degrees West two hundred and thirty nine perches, then North eighty [nine] and a quarter degrees East ninety nine and three quarter perches, then North nine and a quarter degrees West sixty four and three quarter perches, then North seventy four and a half degrees East fifteen perches thirty nine and three quarter perches, then North five and a half degrees East [sixty five] perches, then North seventeen and a quarter degrees West forty five perches,then with a straight line to the beginning, containing [sixty] eight and a half acres.  Also, that part of Seegar's Purchase contained within the following courses: Beginning at a stone marked [illegible] and running from thence South twenty nine and three quarter degrees West one hundred and twenty six perches to another stone at the end of the third line of Friendship and from thence South twenty five and a quarter degrees West one hundred and six and a half perches, then North [sixty] nine degrees West [one] hundred and a half perches, then North thirty six and three quarter degrees East one hundred and forty five perches, then South eighty degrees East [sixty] eight perches to a white oak marked with twelve notches, thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing one hundred and sixty nine acres and thirty three perches. Witnesses: Jesse Knock, William A. Foster, Arthur E. Sudler and James [illegible surname].
1847/03/10

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Type

Francis R. Cacy

Ebenezer T. Massey

[illegible]

50

JT:5:200

Deed

March 10, 1847: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $412.00 from Francis R. Cacy of Queen Anne's County a fifty acre tract in Queen Anne's County, the metes and bounds of which are [unintelligible ...] Witnesses: Justices of the Peace E.E. Massey and Wesley Inman.
1847/12/07

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Pamela L. Massey Ebenezer T. Massey Maynors Chance, Tilghmans Friendship, and Collins Range 213+; 20; and 20 JT:5:345 Deed
December 7, 1847: Pamela L. Massey, Joshua A. Massey, and [] his wife, all of the County of Sumples in the State of Alabama, Benjamin A. Massey and Anna Massey, his wife, Thomas E. Massey and Sara Massey, his wife, and Alexander F. Dobbs and Henrietta Dobbs, his wife, all of the State of Ohio, sell for $3,000.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland the tracts called Maynor's Chance, Tilghman's Friendship, and Collins Range, formerly the property of Joshua W. Massey, deceased, who was the husband of Pamela L. Massey and the father of Joshua A. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey, Thomas E. Massey, and Henrietta I. Dobbs, his children and heirs at law.  Maynor's Chance is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing on the East side of the main road leading from Sudlersville to Millington and running from said stone North twenty five degrees East thirty nine perches, thence North seven and a quarter degrees East eighty eight perches, thence North ten and a quarter degrees West one hundred and seventy seven and a half perches, thence South sixty five and three quarter degrees West sixty one and a half perches, thence North forty one and a quarter degrees West one hundred and nineteen perches, thence South eighteen degrees and twenty minutes West one hundred and seven perches, thence South sixty eight degrees East two hundred and forty eight perches, and from thence [with a straight line] to the beginning, containing two hundred and thirteen acres and three roods.  Also, all that portion of the tract called Friendship contained within the following courses: Beginning at the beginning of Maynor's Chance and running by and with the main road North twenty five degrees East thirty nine perches, thence North seven and a quarter degrees East eighty eight perches, thence South five and a quarter degrees East one hundred and twenty five perches, thence with a direct line to the beginning, containing twenty acres. And also, all that part of Collins Range contained as follows: Beginning at the end of the first line of Collins Range and running from thence East one hundred and fifty perches, thence North twenty five and 2/10 perches, thence South eighty nine degrees West one hundred and fifty perches, and from thence to the place of beginning, containing twenty acres, assigned to Pamela L. Massey for life as her dower.
1848/01/24

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Nathaniel Crisp


Alberts Delight

3-1/16

GGB:5:374
GGB:6:595

Patent

January 24, 1848: Abbott or Albert's Delight: 3 acres, 1 rod, and 16 perches  - Developer/Owner: Nathaniel Crisp.
Images can be viewed here.
There's another tract called Albert's Delight; by Albert Johnson.
1848/05/09

Grantor

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Ebenezer T. Massey

William Anderson

Town lot

[not stated]

JT:5:448

Deed

May 9, 1848: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $150.00 to William Anderson of Queen Anne's County, a town lot in an unintelligible place. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace E.E.Massey and John N. Woodall.
1848/05/09

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John McCormick & wife Jane Ann McCormick Ebenezer T. Massey Maynors Chance, Tilghmans Friendship, Collins Range and Harriss's Rambles 200+; 20; 20; and 181+ JT:5:449 Deed
May 9, 1848: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $400.00 from John McCormick and wife Jane Ann McCormick of Alexandria in the State of Virginia,a portion of the lands devised to William R. Massey which he subsequently sold to Henry Bruce, and thence from Bruce to John McCormick, which lands are Maynor's Chance, Tilghman's Friendship, Collins Range and Harriss's Rambles. Maynor's Chance is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone on the West side of the main road leading from Sudlersville to Millington and about twenty perches from a stone in the main road and running thence South fifty one and a half degrees East twenty perches to a stone in the road, then with the main road North twenty five degrees East thirty nine perches, then North seven and a quarter degrees East eighty eight perches, then North ten and a quarter degrees West one hundred and seventy seven and 8/10 perches to a stone, then South sixty five and three quarter degrees West sixty one and 4/10 perches to a stone, then South seven and a quarter degrees West one hundred and eighty six and a half perches to an oak stump, then North forty one and a quarter degrees West one hundred and nineteen perches, then South forty eight and a half degrees West one hundred and sixteen and 7/10 perches, then South seventy five and a quarter degrees East twenty perches, then North forty six and a quarter degrees East six perches, then by a straight line to the beginning, containing two hundred and [illegible numbers] and thirty five perches. For the tract of woodland called Collins Range, the metes and bounds are: Beginning at the end of the first line of Collins Range and running thence East one hundred and fifty perches, then North twenty five and 3/10 perches, then South eighty nine degrees West one hundred and fifty perches, thence to the place of beginning, containing twenty acres. For the tract called Tilghman's Friendship, the courses are: Beginning on the east side of the main road leading from Sudlersville to Millington at a large red oak tree standing on the side of said main road and also at the end of or near the first line of Tilghman's Friendship, and running thence with the main road South seven and a quarter degrees West eighty eight perches, then South twenty five degrees West thirty nine perches to a stone alongside of the main road, then North forty seven and a half degrees East one hundred and four and 3/10 perches, then by a straight line to the beginning, containing twenty acres. For the tract called Harriss's Rambles, the metes and bounds are: Beginning at the end of one hundred and nine perches by a line drawn North one half degree West from a [illegible] white oak tree standing near the dwelling, then North sixty one degrees East nineteen and a half perches, then North forty eight degrees East sixty six perches, then North fifty two degrees East forty six perches, then North twelve and a half degrees West seventy perches, then North thirty one and a half degrees East fifty nine perches, then South seventy five degrees West one hundred and five perches, then North eighty six degrees West one hundred and three perches, then South forty seven and a half degrees West forty eight perches, then North eighty nine and a half degrees East twenty perches, then South fifteen degrees East one hundred and sixty one perches, then North seventy and a half degrees East until it strikes on the line drawn from the beginning, containing one hundred and eighty one acres [illegible] and eight perches. Witnesses: Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia N. Branch; William Brent is Clerk of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia.
1848/05/29

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Jesse Knock et al. commission to sell Joshua W. Massey's land Ebenezer T. Massey Tilghmans Friendship; with Pamela L. Massey's dower held back 362; (-20) JT:5:493 Commission
May 29, 1848: A commission described in Liber JT No.4 Folio 498 evaluated and then sold at public auction the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland. The present deed describes the sale and lands conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland. As before, the commissioners are Jesse Knock of Kent County, and William H. Foster and Arthur E. Sudler of Queen Anne's County. The commission was established by petition from Benjamin A. Massey to dispose fairly the lands of Joshua W. Massey, now among them the tracts called Tilghman's Friendship, Pryor's [illegible], and Maynor's Chance. For Tilghman's Friendship, the metes and bounds are: Beginning at a point in the middle of the main road, being about one perch distant from a locust tree standing on the East side of the main road leading from Sudlersville to to Millington, and running thence South ten and a quarter degrees East one hundred and eight perches, then South seven and a quarter degrees West eighty eight perches, then South twenty five degrees West thirty nine perches to a stone on the main road, then North forty four and a quarter degrees East one hundred and four and 3/10 perches, then South fifty six and a half degrees East fifty two perches to a stone, then North eighty four and a quarter degrees East one hundred and forty five and a half perches to a stone, then North ten degrees West fifteen and a half perches to a stone, then North seventy two and a half degrees East one hundred and ten perches to the stream of the mill pond, then with said mill pond until it intersects a line drawn from the beginning North sixty seven degrees East two hundred and fifty and 6/10 perches, containing three hundred and sixty two acres, except that part of said tract, called Tilghman's Friendship which lies on the East side of the main road: Beginning at a large red oak tree standing on the side of the main road, and also at the end or near the first line of said lands, and running thence with the main road South seven and a quarter degrees West eighty eight perches, then South seventy five degrees West thirty one perches to a stone along the side of the main road, then North forty four and a half degrees East one hundred and four and 3/10 perches, then by a straight line to the beginning, containing twenty acres, which was assigned to Pamela L. Massey as part of her dower. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Samuel J. Jarman and Jonathan Downs.
1849/06/12

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Grantee

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

John C. Keene

Ebenezer T. Massey

Bridgewater

214

JT:6:99

Deed of Mortgage to Secure a Debt

June 12, 1849: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland in order to secure a bond for $1,001.00 to Clinton [illegible surname] accepts the mortgage of John C. Keene of Queen Anne's County for a tract called Bridgewater, lying in Queen Anne's County containing two hundred and fourteen acres as well as a long list of farm animals and equipment, personal and household items, said sale to become null and void if the terms of the bond are satisfied. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace: John Tilghman and Mr. Bailey.
1850/02/20

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

Christopher C. Harper & wife Caroline N. Harper

Charles Seth

Westminster & Tolsons Hardship

12.5 & 10

JT:6:258

Deed

February 20, 1850: Christopher C. Harper and his wife Caroline N. Harper of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $300.00 to Charles Seth, also of Queen Anne's County, (1) the 12-1/2 acre  tract called Westminster which is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning as a stone and running thence North forty eight and a half degrees West forty five and a half perches, thence South forty one and a half degrees West forty three and [6/10 ?] perches, thence South forty seven and a half degrees East forty five and a half perches, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing twelve and a half acres, being the South East half of the twenty five acre lot which the late Christopher Cox purchased from Edward Lloyd; also, (2) all that part of the tract called Tolson's Hardship which is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing at the end of the North West line of said tract, and thence running with the said line reversed South forty eight and a half degrees East forty six perches, then North forty one and a half degrees East twenty two perches, then North forty eight and a half degrees West twenty eight perches, then North forty one and a half degrees East thirty two and 7/10 perches, then North forty eight and a half degrees West eighteen perches to the North East line of said tract, and thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing ten acres, which was conveyed to Christopher Cox by James Tolson by deed dated April 23, 1810, recorded in Liber STW No.9, Folio 346, and which was devised by the said Christopher Cox by his Last Will and Testament to the above named Christopher C. Harper. Witnesses: John M. [illegible surname] and N. Bailey; John Tilghman is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1850/05/30

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

Edward F. Rasin & wife Ann

Ebenezer T. Massey

[illegible name]

43

JT:6:348

Deed

May 30, 1850: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $500.00 from Edward F. Rasin and his wife Ann a portion of the tract called [illegible name] lying in Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the South West end of the divisional line between Thomas M. Blackiston's land and the land of Ebenezer T. Massey, and running thence with the same Thomas M. Blackiston's land South sixty six [degrees] West thirty five and 84/100 perches, then South nineteen and a quarter [degrees] West one hundred andtwenty three and 76/100 perches to his lasnd, which formerly belonged to the heirs of Joshua W. Massey, now owned by Ebenezer T. Massey, then with that land the following corners and distances: South forty one and a half [degrees] East seventy three perches, then North seven and a quarter [degrees] East one hundred and eighty eight and 76/100 perches to the aforesaid beginnning, containing forty three and an eighth acres. Witnesses: John R. Hamm and Jonathan Downs; John Tilghman is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1850/07/08

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Josiah Massey

Joseph Landman

slave Pere Landman

[none]

JT:6:371

Bill of Sale

July 8, 1850: Josiah Massey, one of the administrators of the estate of William H. Kirby, late of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sells for $20.00 to Joseph Landman of Queen Anne's County, the slave named Pere Landman, age about sixty years. Witness: Justice of the Peace Thomas I. Milton.
1850/09/14

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer T. Massey & wife Emily Ann Massey

Edward F. Rasin

Maynors Chance

39+

JT:6:425

Deed

September 14, 1850: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $500.00 to Edward F. Rasin, also of Kent County, the portion of Maynor's Chance lying in Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the end of the second line or that which bears South nineteen and a quarter degrees West of the land sold by said Rasin to said Massey, and running thence with said land [illegible] South nineteen and a quarter degrees West seventy eight and 76/100 perches to C. Goodhand's land, then with that land the first four following courses and distances: North sixty eight [degrees] West eighty five and 56/100 perches, then South thirty seven degrees West six and 52/100 perches, then North seventy one degrees West four and 68/100 perches, then North twenty three degrees West eight and 62/100 perches to a stone, then North forty eight and a half degrees East one hundred and ten and 28/100 perches, then South forty ine and a half degrees East forty seven and 36/100 perches to the aforesaid beginning, containing thirty nine acres, two roods, and twelve perches. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John K. Hamm and Jonathan Downs; John Tilghman is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1851/05/15

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Jane C. Kirby

Josiah Massey

slave Mary Tilghman

[none]

JT:6:624

Bill of Sale

May 15, 1851: Josiah B. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $229.43 from Jane C. Kirby of Queen Anne's County her slave Mary Tilghman, age twenty five to thirty years, of dark complexion, and a slave for life. Witness: Justice of the Peace Samuel J. Jarman; John Tilghman is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1852/01/14

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John Tilghman & Lloyd Tilghman

Benjamin H.C. Massey

slave Bill or William

[none]

JP:1:8

Bill of Sale

January 14, 1852: John Tilghman and Lloyd Tilghman of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, trustees appointed to sell the real estate of William Seward, deceased, of Queen Anne's County, sell for $380.00 to Benjamin H.C. Massey, who is now and has been for several months last part a bona fide resident of Kent County, the slave Bill or William, whose term of servitude will end on the twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty four. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace Thomas Bunby and E.E. Massey; John Palmer is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1852/02/03

Grantor

Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Ebenezer T. Massey

Mary E. Massey

London Bridge & Halls Harbour; Town lot

110; & 3

JP:1:17

Deed

February 3, 1852: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $2,000.00 to Mary E. Massey of Queen Anne's County, the Queen Anne's County tracts called (1) London Bridge, that lies on the South side of Chester River and partly adjoining on the East side of Sand Town, being part of his large tract of land severally called London Bridge and Halls Harbour and is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the beginning stone of Halls Harbour and running thence in the line thereof, South fifty six degrees East one hundred and twenty two perches [and twenty four parts ?] to a corner on the said line of a tract sold by Thomas Gilpin to John E. Stewart, thence with a line thereof North fifty four degrees East one hundred and seventeen perches to a corner on a line of land of James Brown, thence with a line thereof North sixty four and a half degrees West six perches to a poplar corner, thence North seventeen and a half degrees West twenty three perches to a poplar corner, thence North forty four degrees East with the said James Brown's line twenty perches to Chester River,, and then to be bounded on the North side of this [illegible] by the same by the several courses of the said river until where it is intersected by a line bounding the several lots of the said Sand Town, lying on the East side of the said roads or street, thence from the said intersection on Chester River, by a line running South forty two degrees West fifty eight perches along and bounding the Easternmost ends of the several lots of ground as held in Sand Town by the several owners thereof as they are situate till it comes to a line of London Bridge, thence with the same North forty five and three quarter degrees West twenty and a half perches to Lower Ford, thence with the same South eight and a quarter degrees West ninety two perches, thence North forty four degrees East twenty four perches to the beginning stone, containing one hundred and ten acres; and also (2) the lot lying in Sand Town that was purchased by the said Ebenezer T. Massey from the late Isaac Jackson, also of Queen Anne's County, on October 26, 1832, as appeared by a Chancery deed given to Ebenezer T. Massey by the late Isaac Hines of Kent County dated October 5, 1833, that is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the North East corner of Samuel Chase's lot in Sand Town and running thence on the Main Street till it intersects a lot belonging to the heirs of William Parks, thence West to Chester River, thence South the same distance as on Main Street, thence to the beginning, containing three acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Samuel I. Jarman and Jonathan Downs; John Palmer is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1852/04/24

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

Clinton Cook

John C. Hurn

Bridgewater

214

JP:1:76

Deed

April 24, 1852: Clinton Cook of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $1,151.00 to John C. Hurn, also of Queen Anne's County, one undivided moiety or half interest in the land of the late James Slant which by decree of the Court of Chancery of Maryland dated March 9, 1849, passed in the cause between Thomas Walker, complainant, and William Slant and others, was ordered to be sold by the appointed trustee Clinton Cook. The affected tract is called Bridgewater and lies in the Upper Election District of Queen Anne's County adjoining the lands of Thomas N. Blackiston and others; it contains two hundred and fourteen acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace John H. Rowlenson and N. Bailey; John Palmer is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1852/06/14

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Type

John C. Hurn

Ebenezer T. Massey & Charles McCollister

Bridgewater

614

JP:1:134

Mortgage Deed to Secure a $500 Note

June 14, 1852: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County and Charles McCollister of Queen Anne's County, both in the State of Maryland, buy by endorsing a $500.00 note, negotiable at the Farmers Bank of Easton, dated June 11, 1852, and payable six months after that date, from John C. Hurn for the tract called Bridgewater as security and to indemnify the said Ebenezer T. Massey and Charles McCollister against loss or liability. Bridgewater, lying in Queen Anne's County in the First Election District, was formerly owned by James Stant, deceased, and adjoins the lands of Thomas H. Blackiston and others and contains six hundred and fourteen acres, it being the same land that was purchased from Clinton Cook, trustee for the sale of the real estate of James Stuart, deceased, by deed dated March 31, 1852, and recorded in Liber JT No.1, Folio 76. If John C. Hurn does truly pay to the Farmers Bank of Easton the amount of the note and interest thereon on or before the date of its due, then the present conveyance shall b void and of no effect. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Samuel I. Jarman and Arthur E. Sudler; John Palmer is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1852/10/19

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Thomas A. Dodd, Thomas Doss, Henry Dodd & wife Susan Dodd, Nancy Dodd, and Alexander Dodd & wife Catharine Dodd

Theodore R. Straughn

Abbott or Alberts Delight & New Hope

[not stated here; see links below]

JP:1:223

Deed

October 19, 1852: Thomas A. Dodd, Thomas Doss, Henry Dodd and his wife Susan Dodd, Nancy Dodd, all of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, and Alexander Dodd and his wife Catharine Dodd, both of Talbot County, sell for $509.60 to Theodore R. Straughn of Queen Anne's County (1) the tract called Abbott or Albert's Delight, lying in Queen Anne's County, which was conveyed by Joseph M. Smith and his wife Jane Smith to John Dodd by deed dated July 15, 1843, and recorded in Liber JT No.4, Folio 167 and (2) the tract called New Hope, also of Queen Anne's County, which was conveyed by Joseph Sparks to the said John Dodd by deed dated September 7, 1844, and recorded in Liber JT No.4, Folio 364, both of which tracts descended  to the present grantors and also to Mary Fountain, wife of George Fountain, and Mary H. Miller, wife of Jonathan Miller, as heirs at law upon the death of John Dodd. [statements of proportions granted to each follow - GL,III, ed.] Witnesses: Justice of the Peace of Queen Anne's County John H. Rowlenson, Justice of the Peace of Talbot County Pere Robinson, Justice of the Peace of Queen Anne's County T. Sutton and Justice of the Peace of Talbot County William B. Wheeler; Samuel T Hopkins is Talbot County clerk.
1853/10/04

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Type

Frances Massey

Charles J.B. Mitchell

Neales Residence, Lords Gift, Hemsley, Emorys Fortune, and  Comseys Addition or Ronnies Outlet

412

JP:1:525

Release of Dower

October 4, 1853: Frances Massey, widow of James Massey, deceased, both of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland agrees with Charles J.B. Mitchell, also of Queen Anne's County, to exchange her dower rights in all that 412 acre plantation lying in Queen Anne's County adjoining Queen's Town, on which the said James Massey resided at the time of his death, and which is composed of parts of various tracts called Neale's Residence, Lord's Gift, Hemsley, Emory's Fortune, and  Comsey's Addition or Ronnie's Outlet, containing four hundred and twelve acres, which the said Charles J.B. Mitchell already owns, in return for an annuity or rent charge during her lifetime of three hundred and fifty dollars. payable in equal quarterly installments, commencing from December 1, 1854, on the last days of March, June, September and December of the year 1854 and of each and every year thereafter as long as the said Frances Massey may live without any deduction or abatement for any cause whatever. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace S.D. Betton and John Chambers; John Palmer is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1854/05/23

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elijah E. Massey
David N. Smith
house & lot
[not stated]
JP:2:82
Sale for Back Taxes
May 23, 1854: Elijah E. Massey, former collector of State and County taxes for Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sells at public auction for $4.60 in back taxes for the years 1849 & 1850 (plus $5.00 for this deed) to David N. Smith, also of Queen Anne's County, the lot and house belonging to James Kelly, deceased, lying in Halls Cross Roads in Queen Anne's County, after advertising the sale in The Sentinel, a paper published in Centerville, Queen Anne's County, and in other places. The lot and house lies between and adjacent to the lots of John T. Meredith, Joshua Chance, and the said David N. Smith, also situated in the Village of Halls Cross Roads. Witnesses: William B. Hurst and Justice of the Peace T. Sutton.
1854/07/25

Grantor

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elijah E. Massey
James P. Dudley
Town lot
[not stated]
JP:2:135
Sale for Back Taxes
July 25, 1854: Elijah E. Massey, formerly collector for Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sells for $12.84, bid at public auction after advertising in the Weekly Sentinel in Centerville, Queen Anne's County and in other places, in order to collect $5.94 in back taxes, to James P. Dudley, also of Queen Anne's County, the land of Elijah Newnam lying in Queen Anne's County in the Upper Election District and adjoining the lands of the late John S. Pennington, and which lies on the right hand side of the road leading from Turners Mill to the Andover Branch bridge. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Robert Booker and Henry A. Forman; John Palmer is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1854/08/23

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Madison Brown
James M. Seegar
Hazard
243
JP:2:154
Deed
August 23, 1854: Madison Brown, appointed trustee by Queen Anne's County District Court in the case of John Perry and his wife, complainants, and Charles J.B.  Mitchell and other defendants, to sell the undivided moiety in the real estate called Hazard, subject to the dower right of Frances Massey, widow of James Massey, deceased, and lying in Queen Anne's County and contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a tract called Comseys Range and running thence North forty three degrees West one hundred and seventy eight perches to a tract called Burton Upon Waley, thence South West one hundred and ninety four perches to a tract called Wrights Chance, then by and with Wrights Chance South eighty nine perches to a tract called Sayer's Forest, thence with Sayer's Forest East two hundred and eighty eight perches to Comseys Range aforesaid, and thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing two hundred and forty three acres, for the sum of $745.00. Witness: Justice of the Peace Robert C. Baynard; John Palmer is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1854/08/23

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Lib:No:Fol

Type

Frances Massey, James M. Seegar, Frances A.H. Seegar, and Louisa Stevens

Samuel C. Ridgeway

Hazard

243

JP:2:154

Deed

August 23, 1854: Frances Massey, James M. Seegar, Frances A.H. Seegar, and Louisa Stevens, all of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sell for $2,100.00 to Samuel C. Ridgeway, of the City of Baltimore, the tract called Hazard, lying in Piney Neck in Queen Anne's County, which is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the end of the West line from the beginning of a tract called Comseys range and running thence North forty three degrees West one hundred and seventy eight perches to a tract called Burton Upon Waley, thence South one hundred and ninety four perches to a tract called Wrights Chance, thence by and with Wrights Chance South eighty nine perches to a tract called Sayer's Forest, thence with Sayer's Forest East two hundred and eighty eight perches to Comseys Range aforesaid and thence with a straight line to the said beginning, containing two hundred and forty three acres, which said land was conveyed by J.N. Pannington and wife and others to James Massey by deed dated March 9, 1833 and recorded in Liber TM No.6, Folio 511, and which was devised to William Stevens, the husband of the said Louisa Stevens and to the said Louisa Stevens by the aforesaid James Massey by his Last Will and Testament dated December 28, 1842, and recorded in Liber TCE No.12, Folio 147 in the Office of the Register of Wills of Queen Anne's County, and the undivided moiety as aforesaid devised to the said William Stevens was conveyed subject to the dower right of the said Frances Massey to the said James M. Seegar by Madison Brown by deed dated August 23, 1854 and recorded in Liber JP No.2, Folio 154. Witness: Justice of the Peace Robert C. Baynard; John Palmer is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1854/09/19

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Madison Brown
John A W. Bryan
Sayers Forest
50
JP:2:179
Deed
September 19, 1854: Madison Brown, appointed trustee by Queen Anne's County District Court in the case of John Perry and his wife, complainants, and Charles J.B.  Mitchell and other defendants, to sell real estate related to the case, sells for $200.00 to John A.W. Bryan, also of Queen Anne's County, an undivided moiety subject to the dower right of Frances Massey, widow of James Massey, deceased, both of Queen Anne's County, of part of a tract called Sayer's Forest, situate in Piney Neck, Queen Anne's County, supposed to contain fifty acres, and which is said to have been purchased many years ago from John Lloyd Tilghman by the aforesaid James Massey, but for which there is no deed of record. The present deed solemnizes the current transaction. Witness: Justice of the Peace T. Fulton [Sutton ?]; John Palmer is Queen Anne's County clerk.
1855/05/23

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Type

Charlotte Ann Meredith

slave Eliza Massey [none]
JP:2:392
Manumission
May 23, 1855: Charlotte Ann Meredith of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits for $1.00 her slave named Eliza Massey for and after January 1, 1865, provided that she shall then be of sound mind and body and capable of labor to procure sufficient food and raiment with other requisite necessities of life; she will be about thirty years old at the time aforesaid. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace C.H. Weakley and John Carter.
1856/04/01

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Grantee

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Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Elijah E. Massey

David Harris

Woodlands; Westminster & Tolsons Hardship

12.5 & 10

JP:3:22

Sale for Back Taxes

April 1, 1856: Elijah E. Massey, formerly Collector of State and County taxes for Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sells, after suitable advertising in the Baltimore Weekly Clipper and in the Centerville Times and other places, for a high bid of $6.49 to cover $1.47 in back taxes to David Harris, also of Queen Anne's County, the following tracts: (1) part of Woodlands, which Charles Seth purchased from Christopher C. Harper and wife be deed dated July 31, 1849, and recorded in Liber JT No.6, Folio 258, and lying within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone and running North forty eight and a half degrees West forty five and a half perches, then South fifty one and a half degrees West forty three and two thirds perches, then South forty seven and a half degrees East forty five and a half perches, then with a straight line to the beginning, containing twelve and a half acres, being the South East half of a twenty five acre lot, which the late Christopher Cox purchased from Edward Lloyd; and (2) also all that part of a tract of land called Westminster and Tolson's Hardship which is included within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone standing at the end of the North West line of said tract and running with the said line reversed South forty eight and a half degrees East forty six perches, then North fifty one and a half degrees East twenty two perches, then North forty eight and a half degrees West twenty eight perches, then North forty one and a half degrees East thirty two and 7/10 perches, then North forty eight and a half degrees West eighteen perches to the North East line of said land, and thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing ten acres, which was conveyed to the said Christopher Cox by James Tolson be deed dated April 23, 1810, recorded in Liber STW No.9, Folio 346, and which his said parcels were devised by Christopher Cox to the above named Christopher Harper [... illegible to end of page ...] Witness: Justice of the Peace Jonathan Davis.
1856/09/03

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Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John R. Carville & wife Sarah E. Carville

Theodore R. Straughn

McCoys Pleasure

39.75

JP:3:144

Deed

September 3, 1856: John R. Carville and his wife Sarah E. Carville of Queen Anne's county in the State of Maryland sell for $450.00 to Theodore R. Straughn, also of Queen Anne's County, the 39-3/4 acre tract called McCoy's Pleasure which lies within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a certain stone marked DL standing at the end of eighty nine and a half perches in the South twenty degrees West two hundred and four perches on the line of the said land, running from thence with the said line South twenty eight degrees West one hundred and fourteen and a half perches to the end thereof, then South, fifteen degrees East fifty perches, then South seventy three and a half degrees East sixty eight perches, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing thirty nine and three quarter acres, as will appear on a deed from Jas. Chairs to David Linsey dated January 6, 1789, and recorded in Liber JW No.1, Folio 232. Witness: Justice of the Peace James Woodall.
1856/09/22

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Edwin E. Pratt & wife Elizabeth E. Pratt

Benjamin H.C. Massey & Daniel C. Hopper

Relief, Roes Chance & Baynards Pasture

532+ net

JP:3:156

Deed

September 22, 1856: Benjamin H.C. Massey of Kent County and Daniel C. Hopper of Queen Anne's County, both in the State of Maryland, buy for $3,727.00 from Edwin E. Pratt and his wife Elizabeth E. Pratt, both of Queen Anne's County, the several tracts called Relief, Roe's Chance and Baynard's Pasture, lying in Queen Anne's County and now reduced into one tract enclosed within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a large oak tree, the beginning of Relief, and running thence North sixty five degrees East one hundred and sixty six perches, then North eighty four and a half degrees East thirty and a half perches, thence South seventy degrees east seventy two perches to the public road from Ruthsbury to Bridgetown, then with the road North fifty five degrees East eight perches, then North forty five degrees East thirty four perches, then North thirty three and a half degrees East thirty two perches, then North forty three and a quarter degrees East sixteen perches, then North sixty three degrees East twenty seven and three quarter perches, then North twenty three degrees West eight and a quarter perches, thence North thirty degrees West ninety four and a half perches, thence North sixty and a half degrees East eighty two and a half perches, thence South seventy six and a half degrees East seven and a half perches, thence North fifteen degrees West twelve perches, thence North thirty three degrees West forty perches, thence North sixty one and a half degrees West fourteen perches, thence North forty six and a half degrees West one hundred and fifty perches, thence South forty three and a half degrees West nine perches, thence South twelve and three quarter degrees East one hundred and sixty three perches, thence South eighty six and a half degrees West two hundred and thirty six perches, thence North one and a half degrees West twenty six perches to the branch, thence with the branch West eighteen perches, thence South sixty four degrees West eighteen perches, thence South three and a quarter degrees West eighteen perches, thence South thirteen and a half degrees West eleven perches, thence South ten and three quarter degrees East twenty four perches, thence North forty three degrees West fifteen and 4/10 perches, thence North twenty four and a quarter degrees West eight perches, thence North fourteen and a half degrees West fourteen perches, thence North forty four and a half degrees West four perches, thence North sixteen and a half degrees West fourteen perches, then North twenty three and a quarter degrees West eight perches, thence North forty nine and a half degrees West ten perches, thence North forty four and a half degrees West seven perches, thence North fifty eight and a half degrees West eighteen perches, thence North fifty three degrees West eight perches, thence North sixty five and a half degrees West seven perches, thence North twenty one and three quarter degrees West seven perches, thence North forty four degrees West eight perches, thence South one and a half degrees West one hundred and fifty four perches to another branch, and thence North eighty sight degrees West nine perches, thence South one degree East seven perches, thence South sixty nine degrees East seventy three perches, thence South eight degrees East twelve perches, thence South fourteen and three quarter degrees East seventy five perches, thence South eighty eight degrees East ten perches, then North seventy four and a half degrees East sixteen perches, thence South thirty three and a half degrees East nineteen perches, then South fifty three and a half degrees East eleven perches, thence North twenty two and a half degrees East ten perches to the beginning, containing five hundred and eighty five acres, three roods and thirty five perches, part of which was previously sold to Pere Wilmer, reference being to the plat of J.W. Thompson, Esquire, leaving five hundred and thirty two acres, one rood and thirty five perches to be conveyed by the present deed. Witness: Justice of the Peace Robert C. Baynard.
1856/12/16

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

John J. Elliott

Theodore R. Straughn & wife Elizabeth Straughn

Silicate

[not stated]

JP:3:213

Mortgage Deed

December 16, 1856: John J. Elliott executes his single bill to Theodore R. Straughn for the payment of $145.75 within twelve months with interest from this date and secures payment thereof by mortgaging the tract called Silicate lying in the Town of Centerville and warranted against any claim of dower by his wife. Witnesses: F. Sullin and Justice of the Peace Robert C. Baynard. [References: Liber JP No.3, Folio 212 and Liber JP No.2, Folio 300].
1857/01/13

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Theodore R. Straughn & wife Elizabeth A. Straughn

John J. Elliott

Abbott or Alberts Delight, New Hope & McCoys Pleasure

86, 38.5  & 39.75

JP:3:235

Deed

January 16, 1857: Theodore R. Straughn and his wife Elizabeth A. Straughn [of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $2,000.00 to John J. Elliott in fee all the three tracts lying in Queen Anne's County of which John Dodd [Dodds] died seized and possessed and which the said Theodore R. Straughn purchased from the heirs of John Dodd, that is, Thomas A. Dodd, Thomas Dodd, Henry Dodd, Susan Dodd, Mary Fountain, wife of George Fountain, and Mary Miller, wife of Jonathan Miller, and Alexander Dodd , as described in Liber JP No.1, Folio 223 as Abbott or Albert's Delight and New Hope; and also McCoy's Pleasure as described in Liber JP No.3, Folio 144. Witnesses: F. Sullin and Justice of the Peace Robert C. Baynard.
1857/05/14

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Benjamin H.C. Massey & wife Bersheba Massey and Daniel B. Hopper & wife Anna A. Hopper

Hamilton J. Day

Relief, Roes Chance and Baynards Pasture

200 net

JP:3:302

Deed

May 14, 1857: Benjamin H.C. Massey and his wife Bersheba Massey, both of Kent County, and Daniel B. Hopper and wife Anna A. Hopper, both of Queen Anne's County, all four in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,800.00 to Hamilton J. Day of Caroline County in fee simple, all those 200 acres (net) of parcels lying in Tulleys Neck in Queen Anne's County, called Relief, Roe's Chance and Baynard's Pasture, and contained (1) within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone at the end of the first line of said land purchased by said Daniel C. Hopper and Benjamin H.C. Massey from Edwin E. Pratt, and at the end of the first line of Theodore R. Straughan's part of the same land, and running from thence North nine degrees West one hundred and seventy four perches to another stone, thence North eighty six and a half degrees East one hundred and eighteen perches, thence South twelve and three quarter degrees East three perches, thence East nineteen perches, thence North sixteen degrees East thirty one perches, thence South sixty seven degrees East sixteen and a half perches, thence South thirty six degrees West twenty perches, thence South three and a half degrees West twenty four perches, thence South twenty four degrees East fourteen perches, thence South thirty degrees East ninety four and a half perches, thence South twenty three degrees East eight and a quarter perches, thence South forty three and a quarter degrees West sixteen perches, thence South thirty three and a half degrees West thirty two perches, thence South forty five degrees West thirty four perches, thence South fifty five degrees West eight perches, thence North seventy degrees West seventy two perches, thence South eighty four and a half degrees West thirty and a half perches to the beginning, containing one hundred and eighty three acres, three rood and nine perches; and (2) another part of a parcel, detached from the first described parcel, and separated from it by the woodlot belonging to Pere Wilmer, and a six acre lot sold to Mary Handy [illegible symbols] and contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a marked oak tree at the end of the fifth line of Pere Wilmer's lot, and running thence North forty degrees East thirty two perches, thence North sixty degrees East forty seven perches, thence North forty six and a half degrees West  seventy eight perches, thence South twenty degrees West fifty perches, thence South twelve and three quarter degrees East fifty six perches to the beginning, containing twenty one acres, three roods and twenty two perches, being part of the said tracts called Relief, Roes Chance and Baynards Pasture, and which said tracts are parts of the tracts conveyed to the said Daniel C. Hopper and Benjamin H.C. Massey by Edwin E. Pratt and wife by deed recorded in Liber JP No.3, Folio 156. Witnesses: W.J. Hopper and Justices of the Peace T.K. Slaughter and Matthew V. Boyer, Esquire; James F. Gordon is Kent County clerk.
1857/10/01

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Theodore R. Straughn

Benjamin H.C. Massey & Daniel C. Hopper

Town lot

[not stated]

JP:3:371

Assignment of Mortgage

October 1, 1857: Theodore R. Straughn, having signed the single bill from John J. Elliott in his favor to Benjamin H.C. Massey and Daniel C. Hopper, which single bill was intended to be secured by the mortgage deed hereinafter recited, the said Theodore R. Straughn grants to Benjamin H.C. Massey and to Daniel C. Hopper all that property which is described in a deed of mortgage from the said John J. Elliott to the said Theodore R. Straughn dated December 16, 1856, and recorded in Liber JP No.3, Folio 213, the quantity of interests hereby conveyed being the interest of the said Theodore R. Straughn under the said mortgage. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace T.K. Slaughter and J. Wilkinson.
1857/12/02

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol

Type

Rebecca S. Legg
James Massey
slave James Massey
[none]
JP:3:403
Manumission
December 2, 1857: Rebecca S. Legg of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits her slave boy James Massey, age fourteen months, his freedom to commence when he shall arrive at the age of thirty five years. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace William H. Miller and Edward C. Legg.
1857/12/02

Grantor

Grantee

Parcel

Acreage

Lib:No:Fol