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Kent County Court Records
Court records from 17th-century Kent County, Maryland, arranged by theme.

Transcribed and compiled by Dr. Alexa Cawley, Ph.D.






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Homeowner Name

Morgan

Henry

Date of Event

11/29/1655

Attendants


Spouse


Purpose

sues forpayment for keeping, caring for and burying Valerus Leo

Children


Description 1

"for the tyme of Eaight weeckes hee harbored in his house, Cherist and kept with meat drincke & Atendance in the tyme of his sickes Valueris Leo & was at Charges for funerall Expences; Morgan paud 600 lbs of tobacco

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Source

LIV 35



Homeowner Name

Wickes

Joseph

Date of Event

11/1655

Attendants


Spouse


Purpose

Edward Tarrent's will thanks Wickes "for his tender care of mee in my sickess", appoints him overseer of his estate; was this in Wickes or Tarrent's home?

Children


Description 1


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Source

LIV 39



Homeowner Name

Winchester

John

Date of Event

6/1/1661 court date

Attendants

John Dobbes; Goody barnes, Sarah Raby, John Morgan Jr., John Winchester Jr., Grance Granger, William Granger (not of Kent); William Hemsley,

Spouse

Margrett Winchester

Purpose

John Winchester sues Esabela Barnes; testimony at time of death of Margrett Winchester to determine whether she was cared for appropriately or abused in any way;

Children

John Winchester Jr,

Description 1

John Dobbes saud he was in the house for 3 days and nights before she died and there was no ill usage and that she wanted for nothing; John Morgan Jr. said that Goody Barnes and Sarah Raby were there one night, Morgan watched one night til the cocks crow

Description 2

and Winchester and his son watched the other part of the night and she wanted for nothing; Winchester Jr. said there was "sacke and drames and beare in the house and that she had preuons and spice"; Grace Granger said she :wanted for nothinge neither

Description 3

poultry stweed with butter & Currents and she wase shifted and teneded and hur husand wase as kind to hur as any man Could be to his wife", they were there a fortnight and she ahd "sacke and drames and beare to Drinke when she would & Candels and she had

Description 4

a mind to a Duck and John winchester killed on for hur & I Dresed it", Wm. Granger said they went over to Kent and were asked to stay until Winchester's wife was well, one night Margett wanted to go to her husband but Granger felt she was too ill so he

Description 5

said he would tie her to the bed; Hemsley was there the day she died and she said she had "sacke & Drames and neare and seugare plentifull"

Source

LIV 222-223





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