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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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Orphan Name



Orphan Sex


Date Orphaned

1671

Orphan's Father


Orphan's Mother


Source

LIV 315

Estate Left


Care of Estate

"In an action of the case the eft not performing Couenat this Cort doth order tht present deliuery be made of the Child unto the plt"

Witnesses


Others Involved




Orphan Name



Orphan Sex


Date Orphaned


Orphan's Father


Orphan's Mother


Source

LIV 308

Estate Left


Care of Estate

Court agreed that the should keep an Orphan for one thousand pounds of tobacco per annum

Witnesses


Others Involved




Orphan Name

Cox

Elizabeth

Orphan Sex

female

Date Orphaned


Orphan's Father

William Cox

Orphan's Mother

Francis

Source

LIV 99

Estate Left

1000 acre plantation, indenture for 5 yrs for Penelope Prince who ran away; cow, salt, meal, pewter, 2 men servants, note from Capt Claybourne for 4 lbs sterling, bill of sale from Claiborne for 5 cows and calves; 14 milk cows, heffers and cow (25 female)

Care of Estate


Witnesses


Others Involved




Orphan Name

Crouch

George

Orphan Sex

male

Date Orphaned


Orphan's Father

George Crouch

Orphan's Mother


Source

LIV 137: Liber B folio 40

Estate Left

all the Childes cattle

Care of Estate

all the cattle to remain with Pickard, Pickard to keep half of the male increase from this time as payment for care"& & putinge him to scoole & Furnishing the Childe wth other Nescessaries spe longe till Just occation be mayd Appeare as Law povides"

Witnesses


Others Involved

Mary Baxter petitioned with Nicholas Pickard for care of the child, is she Pickard's sister or wife?



Orphan Name

Hanson

Hance

Orphan Sex

male

Date Orphaned

father died 1655

Orphan's Father

Andrew Hanson

Orphan's Mother

Annacake Hanson

Source

LIV 28-29

Estate Left

Hance Hanson apprenticed to Weekes because Andrew Hanson's widow, Annacake, had 4 children and was pregnant with 5th when he died; apprenticed until 21 years of age, dated 9/17/1655, "fatherly care"

Care of Estate

Terms: "tacke care and puide for him all such thinges as shall bee any waues Conuenient and nessessaries for his maintenance and breedinge" Education: reading in English tongue, writing in legible hand,casting accounts in 4 rules of Arithmetic

Witnesses

Thomas Hill, Isaac Ilive, John Salter

Others Involved




Orphan Name

Pickard

William, John, Sarah and ??

Orphan Sex


Date Orphaned


Orphan's Father

Nicholas Pickard

Orphan's Mother

Ellenor Pickard

Source

LIV 314

Estate Left


Care of Estate

Wright complained to the Court that Samuel King is embezzling and making away with the estate of the orphan's of Pickard, court orders Wright to take it into his possession to keep it in order; King ordered to next court

Witnesses


Others Involved

Ellenor Pickard married Samuel King after Nicholas' death



Orphan Name

Salter

boy

Orphan Sex

male

Date Orphaned


Orphan's Father


Orphan's Mother


Source

LIV 10

Estate Left


Care of Estate


Witnesses

Thomas Pett said "a little after Will'm Jones came from the Susquehanahs, deponent did hear the said Jones say, that he did see Andrew the Sanyeard (Spaniard), and he asked for the boy Salter, and he said, that if he had him there, he would clothe hiM"

Others Involved




Orphan Name

Short

Tabitha

Orphan Sex

female

Date Orphaned


Orphan's Father

Robert Short

Orphan's Mother


Source

LIV 84, 92

Estate Left

11/1/1656: Morgan brings acct of cattle to court; account of female cattle in estate taken 9/15/1656; 4/52 received 1 cow & 1 heifer belonging to estate of T Short 1 old cow over 2 yrs, 1 young cow, 1 heifer lost her calf this year, still have 9 female

Care of Estate

"haue Power to Call any prson to Account And to Take what belongs to her into his possetion for her vsse: which The Court hath Thought fit And necessary And Doth order And giue full power vnto The sd mr Morgon To Act Any Thing lawfully in her behalfe"

Witnesses


Others Involved






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