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ABSTRACTS FROM DORCHESTER COUNTY LAND RECORDS


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Liber 1-OLD




Folio 69
Samuel Pritchard was a witness to a deed of John Pitt of Isle of Wight Co., VA. to John Alford of Little Choptank River.

Recorded 6 Nov. 1690
Folio 125
Thomas Oliver to Humphrey Hubbart "Refuge" on west side of Transquakin River" containing 50 acres more or less adjacent "Strawberry Garden".



Liber 2-OLD




Recorded 11 Aug. 1720
Folio 49
Henry Davis and Elizabeth his wife to John Hubbart "Batchelors Loss" containing 47 acres more or less.

Recorded 1720
Folio 70-75
Thomas Willis a trustee for estate of Thomas Tyrer, deceased. These are bankruptcy proceedings. On page 71 it is stated that Thomas Willis of Liverpoole, etc. Thomas Tyrer had land in Virginia and Maryland.

Recorded 13 June 1722
Folio 115-116
Richard Willis acted as a witness.

Recorded 13 March 1722
Folio 161
Mentioned that Andrew Willis lived at head of Shoal Creek.



Liber 3-OLD




Recorded 22 Sept. 1674
Folio 65
John Brooke of Dorchester County Chyrurgeon and planter to Humphrey Hubbart of the same county, cooper 200 acres more or less land called "Hasellwood" on a branch of Transquakin River adjacent land of Thomas Taylor.

Recorded 5 June 1677
Folio 140
Thomas Taylor of Dorchester County, Gent., to Humphrey Hubbart of Dorchester County land called "Taylors Hap" at the head of Hudsons Creek, containing 50 acres more or less.

Made and recorded 1st April 1679
Folio 156
Timothy McNamara to John Pritchett land called "Apes Hill" containing 50A at the mouth of Hungar River.
Witnesses: John Phillips, Tho. Pattison

Made and recorded 1st April 1679
Folio 158/59
John Pritchett to John Prout land called "Apes Hill" containing 16A

Recorded 4 Sept. 1678
Folio 181
John Brooke of Dorchester County, Gent., to Humphrey Hubbart of Dorchester County land called "Indian Quarter" containing 50 acres and "Brookes Outhold" adjacent the aforesaid 50 acres and containing 100 acres.



Liber 4-OLD




Made and recorded 20 June 1682
Folio 58
John Pritchett to John Hungerford land called "Ringwood" containing 50A by grant to John Pritchett
Witnesses: Tho. Pattison, Gournay Crowe

Made and recorded 1 Sept 1685
Folio 146
John Pritchett to William Warren land called "Little Goshen" containing 50A by patent to John Pritchett
Witnesses: Benja. Priesley, Hen. Howard
Margery Pritchett wife of John Pritchett gives up Dower rights.



Liber 4 1/2-OLD




Made 20 October 1689
Proved in Open Court 8 January 1689/90
Folio 1
Will of Richard Willis of Dorchester County
Son: Richard Willis - eldest - gets first choice of section of land
Son: John Willis - land known as "Roadly" - to be equally divided with Richard
Daughter: Francis - if brothers die without lawful issue then "Roadly" to Francis
Wife: Francis

Recorded 8-16 January 1689/90
Folio 2
Grant of letters of Administration to Francis Willis on the estate of husband Richard Willis

Recorded 29 January 1689/90
Folio 4
Inventory in the estate of Richard Willis made by James Peterkin and Edward Newton

Recorded 6 Nov. 1690
Folio 16
Thomas Oliver of Dorchester County planter to Humphrey Hubert of the same county cooper, land called "Refuge" on the west side of Transquakin River, adjacent "Strawberry Garden" and containing 50 acres more or less.

Recorded 1 June 1691
Folio 29
John Jones, William Jones and Jennett his wife of Dorchester County to Richard Tubman for 3000 pounds of Tobacco land called "George's Point" located in Dorchester County on Slaughter Creek in Little Choptank River at the head of said creek on the south side of the creek containing 100 acres more or less.
Witnesses: Tho. Pattison and Wm. Hill



Liber 5-OLD




Made 29 July 1693
Recorded 9 July 1695
Folio 62
John Pritchett - acting Attorney for Wm. Warren when he sells "Little Goshen" to Richard Underwood(Doesn't say where Warren went.)

Made and recorded 28 May 1697
Folio 93
William Hooper, cooper to John Pritchett, chymist land called "Horse Downe" next to land called "Banbury"

Made and recorded 27 Oct 1697
Folio 106
Andrew Insley and his wife Elizabeth to John Pritchett, chymist, land called "Long Acre" and "Betty's Chance" near head of Charles Creek by land of Richard Kendale containing 110A.
Witnesses: Mathew Travers Sen., James Mandsly

Made and recorded 7 June 1698
Folio 111
George Ferguson to John Pritchett, chemist, land called "Edenburough" lying between the N.E. and Northern branches of Fox Creek that issuest out of Hungar River - mentions land of William Dean called "Northampton" - containing 100A

Recorded 3 Jan. 1700/01
Folio 182
Humphrey Hubbert of Dorchester County, cooper, to James Charlescraft of Dorchester County, planter land called "Refuge" on the west side of Transquakin River, adjacent "Strawberry Garden" and containing 50 acres more or less.
William Mackeell attorney for Elizabeth Hubbert, wife of Humphrey Hubbert.
Power of Attorney witnessed by Richard Owen.
Acknowledged 6 March 1700/01

Recorded 24 August 1702
Folio 196
William Willoby of Dorchester County to Richard Willis of Dorchester County "Maydens Choys" on Transquakin River adjacent "Exchange" and containing 100 acres more or less. Also "White Lady Fields" adjacent "Maidens Choice" and containing 100 acres more or less.



Liber 6-OLD




Recorded 5 June 1704
Folio 50
Morrice Brice of Dorchester County to Humphrey Hubbert of the same county 100 acres called "Brice his hope" on the south side of Great Choptank River and on the south side of 1000 acres of Nicholas Painter called "The Grove".

Made and recorded 4 Aug 1705
Folio 67
William Robinson and Ruth his wife to Zebulon Pritchett land called "Parris" on east side of Goose creek touches land called "Joseph's Lane" containing 150A.
Witnesses: Michael Todd, Jno. Robinson

Recorded 5 March 1706
Folio 95
Humphrey Hubbert of Dorchester County, Gent. and Elizabeth his wife, to Theodorus Banner of the same county, Gent. "Brice's Hope" on the south side of the Great Choptank River and on the south side of 1000 acres of Nicholas Painter called "The Grove".

Made and recorded 20 Oct. 1705
Folio 114
Zebulon and Rachel Pritchett to John Rumley land called "Paris" containing 150A
Witnesses: Henry Wingate, Philip Wingate

Made and recorded 20 Oct. 1705
Folio 114
Zebulon and Rachel Pritchett to John Willie/Willis? Power of Attorney, Wit. appeared in court 2 March 1707

Recorded Nov. 16
Folio 124
Humphrey Hubbert of Dorchester County, planter, to Joseph Thomas of the same county, planter: The dwelling plantation of said Hubbert, consisting of 50 acres called "Taylors Happ"; 100 acres called "Brooks Outhold" and 50 acres called "Indian Quarter", said lands being contiguous and lying in Little Choptank Hundred. Lease for 5 years.
Acknowledged 14 Nov. 1708

Recorded ?
Folio 126
Humphrey Hubbert of Dorchester County to Thomas Peck land called "Johns Purchase" on Hodsons Creek of Little Choptank River, on the east side of the Creek, containing 50 acres more or less.

Made and recorded 8 June 1705
Folio 159
John Pritchett and Abigail his wife to Henry Leake, blacksmith, land called "Long Acre" and "Betty's Chance".
Note: also refers to buyer as Henry Lake
Witnesses: Henry (X) Wingood, Philip (X) Wingood (name probably should be Wingate)

John Pritchett appointed Mr. Roge. Woollford Attorney on 8 June 1710, he appeared in Court 13 June 1710.

Recorded 9 July 1710
Folio 161
Thomas Taylor and Sarah his wife of Dorchester county to Thomas Wiles of Talbot County, "Yorke" formerly taken up by Thomas Smithson containing 200 acres more or less.

Recorded 10 June 1710
Folio 162
Lidia Wiles, wife of Thomas Wiles of Talbot County, to James Taylor of the same county, Power of Attorney to acknowledge to the heirs of Joseph Atkinson her interest in land conveyed by her husband.

Recorded 15 March 1709
Folio 177
Thomas Wiles of Dorchester County, planter and Thomas Edmondson of Talbot County, Gentleman to Naomi Atkinson, relict and administrator of Joseph Atkinson deceased, and Sarah Atkinson and Mary Atkinson daughter of said Joseph and Naomi "Eason" on Back Creek and Great Choptank River, containing 150 acres more or less.
Acknowledged 16 Aug. 1711

Recorded 10 March 1711
186
Thomas Whiles of Talbot County to Francis Anderton of Dorchester County, "Yorke" containing 200 acres more or less. Leady, wife of Thomas Whiles
Witnesses: William Ellis and Joseph Blackwell
Acknowledged 12 March 1711 by Thomas Whiles and Edmd. Mackeell Attorney for Leady Whiles
Power of Attorney witnessed by John Rix and John Anderton

Made 6 Aug. 1714
Recorded 11 Aug 1714
Folio 224
Elizabeth Merideth, widow, to Zebulon Pritchett land called "William's Lot" between Transquaking Creek and Wolf Corner containing 25A.
Witnesses: John Robson, John Griffin

Made and recorded 7 March 1714
Folio 335
Zebulon and Rachel Pritchett of Dorchester Co. to Arthur Denwood and Betty Gale of Somerset Co. land called "Apes Hill" containing 25A (his moiety)
Witnesses: Johannus Dehinoyossia ?, Willm. ?

Made 4 March 1714
Recorded 9 March 1714
Folio 338
Isaac Jones and Mary his wife to Edward Pritchett land called "Ringwood" containing 50A more or less
Witnesses: Willm. Evans Jr., Timothy Macnamara



Liber 7-OLD




Made 8 Aug. 1717
Filed 13 Aug. 1717
Folio 44
Edward Pritchett to Thomas Woolin a tract called "Ringwood" located on the north side of Rehoby Bay near the mouth on the east side of Hungar River above the Upper straights on a branch near Tedious Creek that issueth out of Fishing Bay, cont. 10A. more or less
Witnessed in Court and acknowledged before Jacob Lookerman Justice

Recorded 10 March 1717
Folio 51
John Sharp of Dorchester County to John Willis of the same county, carpenter, part of a tract called "Sharp's Prosperity" -begins at a marked red oak standing in the woods on the south side of the head of Marshy Creek Branch that comes out of the south side of Great Choptank River above Hunting Creek, containing 50 acres more or less.
Witnesses: Thomas and Jane Noble
Note by Clara Mitchell of Preston, MD 1978 - John Willis comes to Preston area.

Recorded 26 July 1718
Folio 63
Francis Fisher of Dorchester County to Richard and John Willis of the same county, her sons: "Weston" containing 50 acres; "Addition to Fishers Landing" containing 53 acres; "Bartholomews" containing 200 acres; and "Fishers Landing" containing 50 acres. Said Richard and John Willis to convey to John Dawson a tract called "Roadley"
Witnesses: Jn. Rider and Levin Hicks

Made 8 August 1716
Folio 67
James Cannon and Rosanna his wife of Dorchester County, planter to John Willis of the same county planter, 12 acres, part of "Haverell" on Goose Creek, adjacent "Doe Park".
Acknowledged 12 August 1718 by G. Loockerman Clk.

Made 1717
Recorded 19 August 1718
Folio 68
John Sharp of Dorchester County to Thomas Wallis of the same county, for the sum of 1000 pounds of tobacco, part of "Sharps Prosperity" at the head of Marshy Creek above Hunting Creek, (binding with the straight line of that part of the said tract of land that is sold unto John Willis) containing 50 acres by estimation.
My note-throughout document John Willis's name spelled Wallis first with I printed over the a.
Witnesses: William Thomas, G. Loockerman
Acknowledged 19 August 1718 before John Rider and Robert Sherwin, Justices



Liber 8-OLD




Recorded 7 August 1721
Folio 26
Richard Willis and Ann his wife of Dorchester County Gentleman to John Dawson planter of the same county, for the sum of 4000 pounds of Tobacco "Maidens Choyce" on Transquakin River adjacent "Exchange" and containing 100 acres more or less. Also "White Lady Field" adjacent "Maidens Choyce" and containing 100 acres more or less.
Witnesses: Cha. Deane and John King.
p. 27 Ann Willis gives up dower rights 9 Aug. 1721
Note by Clara Mitchell of Preston, MD - this land is near De Coursey's Bridge in Dorchester County.

Recorded 9 Aug. 1721
Folio 27
Daniel Cox to Wm. Ennalls lot 9 in Vienna Town.
Witnesses G. Lookerman and Tho. Ennalls

Recorded 14 Aug. 1723
Folio 34
James Vinson of Dorchester County, planter to Charles Hubbart of the same county, planter, land called "Vinsons Chance" on the main branch of the northwest Fork of Nanticoke River, containing 50 acres more or less.

Recorded 10 March 1723
Folio 54
John Anderson of Dorchester County planter and Alice his wife to Richard Willis of the same county for a sum of 4000 pounds of tobacco "Land of Promise" on the west side of Nanticoke River, "it being the westward part of his Lordships Manner of Nanticoke", containing 200 acres more or less.
Witnesses: Henry Ennalls Jn. and J. Ennalls

Made 30 Jan. 1724/25
Filed 9 March 1724/25
Folio 78
A Deed of Gift
Henry Lake, Sen to Henry Lake, Jun. land called "Long Acre" 110A
Witnesses: Tobias Pollard, John Robson
NOTE: See Liber 8, Folio 453

Recorded 11 Nov. 1726
Folio 136
Joseph Thomas and Jane his wife of Dorchester County, planter to Samuell Hubbart of the same county, planter land called "Joseph's Venture" at the head of a branch of Hudsons Creek of Little Choptank River, adjoining land of Humphrey Hubbart and containing 50 acres more or less.

Recorded 9 Sept. 1726
Folio 141
Edward Newton from the Indians Betty Caco Queen of the Ababco Indians, Daughter and heir of Winne Caco late of Dorchester County deceased who was ruler and King of the Ababco Indians and Pametasusk Queen of the Hatchswamps Daughter and heir of Patch Yosk late of Dorchester County deceased who was ruler and King of the Hatchswamps for the sum of 6 pounds, 514 acres of land on north side of Kennerlys Mill Dam.
Witnesses Henry Hooper, John Anderson, and Wm. Scotten
Also signed by 11 Indians.

Recorded 2 Feb. 1727
Folio 185
William Rawley and Rebecca his wife, relict and executrix of James Anderson late of Dorchester County, deceased, and John Anderson and James Anderson sons of said James Anderson deceased to Richard Willis for the sum of 100 pounds money of Gt. Britain, "Land of Promise" on the west side of Nanticoke River, being the westward part of his Lordships Manor of Nanticoke containing 200 acres more or less, having been given to said James Anderson deceased by Cecilus Calvert, Lord Baltimore.

Made 6 May 1726 - 14 Aug. 1727
Folio 227
Commission to Roger Woolford, Tobias Pollard and Edward Pritchett to perpetuate bounds of Richard Wallace's lands called "Staplefords Hermitage", "Staplefords Addition to the Hermitage, "Staplefords Desert", and "Staplefords Recreation". Depositions of John Bramble aged about 70, George Stapleford age about 55- son of Raymon Stapleford, Mary Harper aged about 60 years, Hannah Griffin, Samuel Harper aged 66 years mentions Charles Stapleford brother of George Stapleford, John Griffin, Elleanor Tubman aged about 51 years daughter of Raymon Stapleford, and Richard Pearson aged about 63 years. Boundary in dispute between Richard Wallace and Lewis Griffin. Mentions Henry Gutridge, Ruth Millington and Samuel Millington the godfather of Samuel Harper.

Recorded 12 June 1729
Folio 287
John Kirk of Dorchester County, Gentleman to Daniel Hubard of the same county, planter half of a tract called " Atlanties" containing 150 acres more or less.

Recorded 16 December 1730
Folio 401
Richard Willis Executor of Francis Jolly estate, acting in behalf of Thomas Konnerly minor for Francis Jolly late of Dorchester County guardian to said Thomas Konnerly a bond between William Murray, Isaac Nicolls and John Hayward of Dorchester County for sum of 113 pounds 13 shillings.

Recorded 28 Feb. 1731
Folio 453
A Deposition - of Henry Leak aged 72
RE: bounder of Northampton - he has known this place for 25 years. Henry Leak said that a Red Oak standing at a point on Hungar River was the second bounder of this land called "Northampton", and when he(meaning himself) bought the land from old Mr. John Pritchett the said Pritchett brought him down to the said Red Oak then standing and told him that was John Early's bounded tree of the land called "Northampton" and his bounded tree(namely Leak) allowed the said tree to be a division betwixt his land called "Long Acre" and "Northampton".

Made 13 March 1731/32
Recorded 15 March 1731/32
Folio 462
Edward Pritchett to William Robinson land called "Hoggstey" on south east side of Bear Garden Creek that issueth out of east side of Black Water River. containing 25A.
Witnesses: Evans Pritchett, John Pritchett

Recorded 11 June 1731
Folio 473
John Kirk of Dorchester County, Gentleman to Daniel Hubbart of the same county, planter a tract called "Attlanty" containing 300 acres more or less excepting 150 acres already conveyed to said Daniel Hubbart.

Folio 475
Joseph Ennalls of Dorchester county, Merchant to John Hubbard of the same county, planter part of two tracts called "Maidens Choice" and "White Lady Fields" on the west side of the main branch of Transquakin River containing 100 acres more or less.

Made 6 May 1732
Recorded 16 June 1732
Folio 478
Edward Pritchett, John Pritchett, Funback Pritchett and Lott Pritchett to Richard Woodland land called "Adenburg"("Edenborough") containing 2A
Witnesses: Thos. Stewart, Moses Nicolls



Liber 9-OLD




Made 7 June 1732
Recorded 20 August 1732
Folio 45
William Robinson and Ruth his wife to Evans Pritchett, Bricklayer, land called "Staplefords Chance" on the west end of an island on the south side of Bear Garden Creek from Black Water River Island called Long Island, containing 27A
Witnesses: Phillip Wingate, Richard Pearson

Recorded 1732
Folio 53
Joseph Thomas of Dorchester, planter to his son John Thomas of the same county, planter part of a tract of land on Little Choptank River and Hudson Creek on Dawsons Cove and adjacent land where Samuel Hubbert lives and containing 80 acres more or less.

Power of Attorney
Folio 54
Ruth Robinson revokes her Power of Attorney to William Robinson concerning the sale of "Hoggsty" and "Staplefords Chance" to Evans and Zebulon Pritchett

Made 7 June 1732
Recorded 20 Aug. 1732
Folio 55
William Robinson and Ruth his wife to Zebulon Pritchett land called "Hogstey" containing 25A.
Witnesses: Richard Pearson, Phillip Wingate

Taken 13 April 1732
Deposition and Returns
Folio 63
Edward Pritchett petitions for a commission to perpetuate bounds between his land and "Northampton"
Deposition of Zebulon Pritchett aged 51
Deposition of Mary Fisher aged 48

Recorded 4 Sept 1732
Folio 72
A division of Land
A division of land for Edward Pritchett, John Pritchett, Phunback Pritchett and Lott Pritchett
Only parts mentioned by name for Lott - part of "Edenberg" and "Horslydown" one containing 100A. and the other 50A.

Folio 84
Henry Hill to Major Frame, "Hill's Folly" on north side of Ireland Creek.
Witnesses: Richard and Ann Willis

Made 6 April 1732- 23 April 1733
Folio 100
Deposition of Capt. Richard Willis aged 49 years, mentions John Taylor, surveyor; Thomas Daniel; and deponent's mother Francis Fisher about 29 or 30 years ago.

Made 13 March 1732 - 14 Nov. 1733
Folio 135
Deposition of Capt. James Woolford aged 53 concerning bounder of John Stevens land on Willis Dam shown to deponent about 23 years ago by John Willis.
Deposition of Andrew Willis age 43 years concerning bounder of "Littleworth" or "Nothingworth".

Folio 187
Edward Pritchett made a Commissioner to perpetuate bounds of "Oscumbs Outlett" and "Fargensons Forrest"
NOTE: See Liber 9, Folio 249

Recorded 15 Aug. 1734
Folio 214
William Willis and Judith his wife of Dorchester County planter to Richard Seward of the same county, "Wantage" at or near the head of Blackwater River, containing 50 acres adjacent land called "Littleworth".

Recorded 30 July 1730
Folio 223
John Willis of Dorchester County planter to Henry Ennalls of the same county, Gentleman, "Wantage" originally taken up by John Willis, deceased on Blackwater River, adjacent "Littleworth" and containing 50 acres.

Folio 249
Edward Pritchett did not accept commission to perpetuate bounds of "Oscumbs Outlett" and "Fargensons Forrest".

Recorded 1735
Folio 257
Janet Jones of Dorchester County widow, to her grandson William Jones the son of William Jones, and to her three grandsons William, Thomas and Andrew Willis personal property to be divided between them by Dr. Murray and William Jones.

Folio 312
Evans Pritchett named and accepted as a Commissioner to perpetuate bounds of "Hooper's Endever", "Plain Dealing", and "Kindals Chance"

Made 16 June 1735 - 16 Dec. 1735
Folio 335
Commission concerning bounds of Richard Wallace's lands called "All Three of US", "Caines Rest", and "Staplefords Lott". Mentions William Jones.

Recorded 10 Feb. 1735
Folio 352
Joseph Thomas and Jane his wife of Dorchester County to Samuel Hubbart of the same county part of "Brookesses Outhold" containing 100 acres at the head of Hudson's Creek, adjacent land of Henry Aldrege.

Folio 456
Edward Pritchett, Zebulon Pritchett, Evans Pritchett, and Richard Pearson named as Commissioners. - Zebulon and Evans Pritchett accepted.

Taken 14 June 1737 - 7 Aug. 1737
Folio
Deposition of Daniel Hubbert aged 50 years mentions his father Humphrey Hubbard and three brothers of Deponent about 30 years ago when his said father divided lands on a branch of Hudsons Creek between deponent and his three brothers.



Liber 10-OLD




Made 7 June 1738
Recorded 12 June 1738
Folio 106
Josias Wroughton and Rachel his wife to John Pritchett part of two tracts conveyed to William Wroughton Jun. from William Wroughton Sen one called "Father's Goodwill" and the other called "Standwick" both on the Hungar River
Witnesses: Hen. Travers, Benjn. Keen

Folio 126
George Griffith of Dorchester County, Gentleman to his brother Lewis Griffith "Orphans Increes" near land called "World's End" containing 50 acres more or less also part of "World's End" containing 50 acres more or less.

Made 9 June 1741
Recorded 11 June 1741
Folio 138
Zebulon Pritchett and John Pritchett to John Trippe 3 tracts lying in great marsh between Transquaking River and Black Water River - all contiguous to each other - "Staplefords Chance", "Hoggsty", and "Fair Dealing". "Staplefords Chance" on west end of long Island containing 27A, "Hoggsty" containing 25A, and "Fairdealing" containing 60A also on West end of Long Island.
Witnesses: J. Culdson, Cha. Dickenson

Recorded 3 June 1741
Folio 154
Joseph Griffith of Dorchester County planter to Thomas Wallis of Dorchester County planter, "World's End" at the head of World's End Creek and the head of Staplefords Creek formerly called "Turkey Ridge" and "Turkey Range" containing 133 acres more or less.

Recorded 9 May 1743
Folio 415
Levin Smith of Dorchester County planter to Thomas Wallace of Somerset County Joyner, "Free Gift" on northwest side of northeast fork of Nanticoke near "Smith's Addition" containing 100 acres more or less.



Liber 11-OLD




Recorded March Court 1742
Folio 42
To Sherwin, Sheriff of Dorchester County - orders to apprehend John Willis, Jr. Seems to have been thrown out because Willis was not in Sherwin's territory.

Recorded 17 June 1740
Folio 74
Thomas Walter of Dorchester County, planter, to William Rumbly of the same county, planter: part of a tract called "Parris" on the east side of Goose Creek, also a small point or ridge of land adj. The lower end of said Walter's plantation, being part of a survey called "Ganders Labour" containing 250 acres more or less.

Folio 149
Elizabeth Jolly comes into court and chooseth Major James Billings Guardian - he accepts.

Recorded 29 March 1743
Folio 191
Edward Rumbley of Dorchester County, planter, and Elender his wife to John Rumbley of the same county, planter: "Rumbleys Outlett" on the south side of Watses Branch containing 100 acres.

Recorded 9 July 1743
Folio 204
John Hubbard of Dorchester County, planter to Joseph Ennalls of the same county parts of two tracts formerly sold by Ennalls to Hubbard called "Maidens Choyce" and "White Lady Fields", on the west side of the main branch of Transquakin River containing about 100 acres.



Liber 12-OLD




Recorded 19 April 1743
Folio 3
Division of lands of John Machon (Mahaun) deceased, between his four daughters Ann, Margaret, Esther and Priscilla in accordance with his last will and testament. Lands called "Machons Chance and "Machons Industry" divided by James Brown, Francis Hayward, and James Cannon.

Made 1720
Folio 70
Assignment from Thomas Willis, Ralph Peters, and Henry Orme, Commissioners to Samuel Powell and William Cleveland Trustees: All the real and personal estate of Thomas Tyrer, deceased, in trust for the benefit of the creditors of said Tyrer.

Recorded 13 March 1743/44
Folio 107
Deposition of Charles Thompson aged about 67 years mentions Major John Taylor, Capt. Richard Willis and John Carter about 40 years ago. Taken 17 Sept. 1744

Made 8 Dec. 1742
Folio 115
In case Hugh Rimmer agst George Griffith a bill for a coffin for Mary Willis Griffith

Made 8 Nov. 1737 - 12 June 1745
Folio 121
Deposition of Charles Thompson aged about 68 years, concerning "the first bounder of a tract of land called "Rich Ridge" belonging to William Stevens living on Choptank River", shown to deponent about 38 years ago by John Willis, Senr. and Ricely Veniss (Rice Lyveniss). Dep. Taken 25 April 1745

Taken 8 March 1742- 7 May 1743
Folio 166
Deposition of Samuel Hubbert aged about 54 years concerning the second bounder of said land shown him by Thomas Brannock.

14 June 1743
Folio 167 - 170
Commission to establish bounds of "Northampton" - petitioned for by Edward Pritchett
Seems somebody moved the bounder pole. Many depositions
Mary Fisher age 60 or thereabouts

Recorded 10 April 1743
Folio 175
Valuation of lands of Capt. Richard Willis late of this County deceased, now the property of Maj. James Billings, guardian of Elizabeth Jolly, orphan. Valued by Henry Trippe and J. Hindman by appointment of Charles Dickinson, Justice.

Recorded August Court 1743
Folio 230
Sarah Willis, of St. Mary's White Chappel Parrish, a spinster, was tried by the state for Fornication. Found guilty - child named Mary Willis.
Andrew Willis of Dorchester County acted as her surety.

Folio 247
Commission to establish bounds of "Northampton" - petitioned for by Richard Woodland Dated 11 June 1745
Depositions taken 24 Aug. 1745
Recorded 10 Nov. 1745
Henry Lake Jun. age 46
In a deposition of Thomas Whitely mentions about 24 years ago talking to Henry Lakes Sen. now deceased and Mary Lakes, Henry's wife she now deceased etc.
Deposition of Mary Fisher age 62 said John Pritchett her father showed her the tree about 49 years ago she also heard him tell her brothers not to cut it down.

Deposition taken 15 Jan. 1744
Folio 253
Deposition of John Mahany aged about 35 years mentions etc.



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