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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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1st Partner

Dabbs

John

2nd Partner

Witherell

Thomas

Date Recorded

3/1/1655/56

Source

LIV 58, 112

Type of Partnership

share plantation

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared

"A Certaine Plantation, Containge One hundred Ackers, bee it more or lesse, bounded upon Coxes Creecke, and now in the possession of the sd Jn Dabbs and Tho: Witherell

Work


Cattle


Others Involved

Martin and Reed forgive a 1500 lb debt incurred in 1656 on 5/1/1657

End of Partnership




1st Partner

Erickson

John

2nd Partner

Tarrent

Edward

Date Recorded

10/22/1655

Source

LIV 54; Liber A fol 116?

Type of Partnership

divide land

Land Claim Together

did land belong to tarrant and Leeds or Tarrant and Erickson?

Plantation Shared

100 acres shared between them; Agreement deuiginge of the Land betwixt thm viz wch is to say, tht the sd Erickson is to haue his halfe of the hundred Ackers of Land tht was betwixt Wm Leeds & the afforesd Tarrant upon the Northeast end of the sd Land

Work

Erickson binds himself to clear & fenced land, has 3000 corn holes & 6000 tobacco hills unfenced, to bear equal charge and to build a 40 x 20 foot walplate tobacco house by the last of March if "nailes are to be gott

Cattle


Others Involved

William Leeds land abuts theirs

End of Partnership




1st Partner

Erickson

John

2nd Partner

Tarrent

Edward

Date Recorded

10/22/1655

Source

LIV 54

Type of Partnership

plantation?

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared

Tarrent and Erickson agree to divide land between them, "Erickson to have his hald of the hundred acres of land tht was beetwixt Wm. Leeds & the afforesd Tarrent upon the Northeast end of the sd Land & tht the afforesd doth bind himseld to do his Equal

Work

share in Clearinge & fencinge ground tht may Contraine 3000 Corne holes & 6000 Tobacoe hilles unfenced & lickwise to beare the Equall Charge in buildinge a wlaplate tobaco house of fourtie Foote longe & twentie foote wide to be pformed by the sd Tarrent

Cattle


Others Involved

William leedes

End of Partnership

look for more in tarrent death



1st Partner

Gibson

John

2nd Partner

Stoupe

Henry

Date Recorded

8/1/1657

Source

LIV 112-113

Type of Partnership

plantation

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared

sd plantation lying and adjoining unto Winchester's plantation on the northeast side of this island and upon the south side of Winchester's plantation, rent of a bushel and a half of corn per year

Work


Cattle


Others Involved

John Winchester sells them 100 acres of land

End of Partnership




1st Partner

Hanson

Andrew

2nd Partner

Leo & Swanson

Valerus and Swan

Date Recorded

8/1655

Source

LIV 31-32, Liber A fol 102;

Type of Partnership

share crop

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared


Work


Cattle


Others Involved

James Horner sues for payment for 14 days work done; Henery Morgan sues for 10 days work and diet

End of Partnership




1st Partner

Harris

George

2nd Partner

Cooper

John

Date Recorded

3/30/1669

Source

LIV 259

Type of Partnership

planting

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared


Work


Cattle


Others Involved


End of Partnership

Cooper sues for parcel of corn which is awarded by court, record then shows a suit between them being referred to a jury and the jury awarding Cooper a part of the corn and tobacco crops



1st Partner

Heuett

Robert

2nd Partner

Bellamy

Henry

Date Recorded

1/21/1641

Source

LIV 20

Type of Partnership

land

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared

sell point of land next to mouth of Crany Neck to Roger Baxter provided Baxter have "sufficient timber to build a dwelling house and free inlett and outlett for his hoggs all the Year"; retain right of first refusal if Baxter sells it; Baxter plantation

Work


Cattle


Others Involved


End of Partnership




1st Partner

Hill

Thomas

2nd Partner

Benton

Marke

Date Recorded

8/7/1655

Source

LIV 29-30; Liber A fol 101

Type of Partnership

share cow and her offsrping

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared


Work


Cattle

a female yearlinge which was the calfe of a Cow caled melinos the sayd Calfe beeing Coulered blacke and a little brounish the left eare Cropt and underkeeld and the Right ear slitt in the midle

Others Involved


End of Partnership

partnership for 7 years at which time Benton gets cow and they split the value of any offspring



1st Partner

Ilive

Isaac

2nd Partner

Clay

Henry

Date Recorded

8/12/1656

Source

LIV 68

Type of Partnership

land

Land Claim Together

if Wade knows ahead of time, if Ilive couldn't make the saleto South, then bargain to be null and void

Plantation Shared

Blunt testifies that South bought the plantation Ilive lives on for 4000 lbs; accepted by Ilive in bills; Ilive and Clay to make crops on it present year, Ilive asked secresy b/c he engaged himself to South to buy Zachary Wade's part & fears price raised

Work


Cattle


Others Involved

Richard Blunt deposition, Mr. South

End of Partnership




1st Partner

Jenkins

John

2nd Partner

Goot

Henery

Date Recorded

12/20/1656

Source

LIV 79-80; Liber B fol 3

Type of Partnership

Land lease from Capt. John Russell

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared

15 year lease of Russell plantation; "Plantation And land which lieth Adioyning vnto John Winchesters Vpon The Noerth east sied of This island with all the housing orchard & prviledgis" also houehold stuff listed

Work

"To Build a Dwelling house of Thurty futt long with Two Chimnies and eightenn futt wied he The sd Capt Russekk finding Nayells which is in Lew of This yeares Rentt"

Cattle

also let 5 "Cowes or heffers in calfe for The full Time Afore sd with all The femall Increese Dewering the sd Times:... And further more I doe lett A persell of hogges vnto Them As They are her vnder Mentioned a lest for There proper Vsse"

Others Involved

Capt. John Russell's of Ile of Kent plantation; 200 acre Northeast Thicket?

End of Partnership




1st Partner

Jones

William

2nd Partner

Lumbard

Frances

Date Recorded

5/16/?

Source

LIV 18

Type of Partnership

shared land

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared

Robert short sold them his 50+ acre patent at Messon Freehold, they sold it to Thomas Belcher 6/22/1651

Work


Cattle


Others Involved


End of Partnership

Lumbard committed suicide in 1653 and the entry for the sale of this patent includes Thomas Pett as an administrator and is registered 6/1/1653



1st Partner

Kent

Robert

2nd Partner

Ashbury

Frances

Date Recorded

3/28/1671

Source

LIV 313-314

Type of Partnership

plantation

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared

pcel of land called Stermans: Ashbury to have west side of land from mouth of Oyster Creek to head of that branch next the bay side, to marked sassafras at the head of the little old field and from there NW to a marked black oake then West to bay side

Work

Kent to have his part of cleared ground according to agreement & a fifteen foot house on the said Dauis & Ashbury's part, Ashbury to clear corn field and plant it this year on Kent's part; give each other hunting, fishing, fowling and landing boats, free

Cattle

to each have free priveledge of the stock

Others Involved

John Davis: descirbes part of plantation as Dauis and Ashbury's part; Robert kent and Arthur Wright give free consent for Ashbury to sell his part of land to John Dauis with all priveleges

End of Partnership




1st Partner

Leedes

William

2nd Partner

Tarrant

Edward

Date Recorded

11/28/1655

Source

LIV 44, 53, 54; Liber A fol 116

Type of Partnership

share purchase of cattle

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared

do they share a plantation, see deal between John Erickson and Ed tarrent (LIV 54)

Work


Cattle

share purchase of cattle from Robert Martine

Others Involved

purchase cattle from Robert Martine who then forgives debt; sued by George Hall for debt in 1656

End of Partnership

when Tarrant dies, William Leeds and Tarrant are called for to pay debts out of the estate, Wickes as executor is ordered to pay those debts and indemnify Leeds from them



1st Partner

Martin

Robert

2nd Partner

Reed

Matthew

Date Recorded

5/1/1657

Source

LIV 112

Type of Partnership

debt

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared


Work


Cattle


Others Involved

forgive debt incurred by John Dobb and Thomas Wetherell for 1500 lbs of tobacco

End of Partnership




1st Partner

Martine

Robert

2nd Partner

Ashley

Henry

Date Recorded

8/11/1656; signed 10/11/1656

Source

LIV 91; Liber B folio 10

Type of Partnership

land and cattle for 3 years

Land Claim Together

look to see

Plantation Shared

"an equal Copartnershipe, in all the stocke of Cattell hoggs & Land, Crops of Tobacco & Corne. . .

Work

an equal Copartnershipe, in all the stocke of Cattell hoggs & Land, Crops of Tobacco & Corne

Cattle

an equal Copartnershipe, in all the stocke of Cattell hoggs & Land

Others Involved

witnessed by Thomas South and John Dabes

End of Partnership

at the end of the sd three yeares, if the aboue named pties doe Joyntly agree to breack of their Copartnership tht then there shall bee an equal diuission of theire estate, of Cattell hoggs Land & Crops"; if agreed can continue indefinitely



1st Partner

Martine

Robert

2nd Partner

Ashley

Henery

Date Recorded

8/11/1656;signed 10/11/1656

Source

LIV 91; Liber B fol 10;

Type of Partnership

land, cattle & hogs

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared


Work

"bynd ourselves in the forteture of fiue thousand pounds of good tobacco & Caske to hould & Continnue in an equal Copartnershipe, in all the stocke of Cattell hoggs & Land, Crops of Tobacco & Corne . . .

Cattle

Martine reserves three cows to himself for his children

Others Involved

witnesses John Dabb and Thomas South

End of Partnership

"at the end of the sd three yeares, if the aboue named pties doe Joyntly agree to breack of theire Copartnershipe, tht then thereare shall be an equall diuission of theire estates, of Cattell hoggs Land & Cropps" or continue for as long as they agree



1st Partner

Osbourne

Thomas

2nd Partner

Ayeres

Luther

Date Recorded

4/27/1660

Source

LIV 218

Type of Partnership

share plantation

Land Claim Together

purchase plantation from Thomas Wetherly for 5000 lbs tobacco

Plantation Shared

agree to share plantation and debts incurred by either; upon marriage the plantation to be divided equally; in case of death, the other to enjoy the whole plantation

Work


Cattle


Others Involved

purchase plantation from Thomas Wetherly for 5000 lbs tobacco

End of Partnership




1st Partner

Rogers

Edd

2nd Partner

Blunt

Rich

Date Recorded

11/1/1659

Source

LIV 175

Type of Partnership

use of land

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared


Work


Cattle


Others Involved

debt to John Dabb promises payment from crop on Richard Blunts plantation, debt of 1014 lbs of tobacco, promises entire crop

End of Partnership




1st Partner

Salter

John

2nd Partner

Price

William

Date Recorded


Source

LIV 28, 51

Type of Partnership

shared house & family

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared

owe a debt to Henry Morgan teogether, bind their crop grown at their plantation at Crayford fort (8/1655_

Work


Cattle


Others Involved

Jane Salter, Salter's wife

End of Partnership

when Salter and Price are accused and convicted of hogg theft, part of their punishment is that Price can no longer live with the Salters



1st Partner

Salter

John

2nd Partner

Deare

John

Date Recorded

2/28/1654

Source

LIV 49

Type of Partnership

debt

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared


Work


Cattle


Others Involved

sued by Thomas Hinson as High Sheriff on behalf of Lord Proprietor for 700 lbs of tobacco, bill datted 2/28/1654

End of Partnership




1st Partner

Smith

Zephaniah

2nd Partner

Chandler

Wm

Date Recorded

2/12/1652

Source

LIV 11

Type of Partnership

debt

Land Claim Together

share a servant and own a plantation, is the land shared?

Plantation Shared

Smith binds over planation which was formerly Mr. Phillpott's to satisfy debt of 1500 lbs of tobacco to Mr. Brown on Kent, debt of both Smith and Chandler "stood by bill bound for to pay. . . which was a satisfaction for a servant"

Work


Cattle


Others Involved


End of Partnership




1st Partner

Stoope

Henry

2nd Partner

Gibson

John

Date Recorded

12/1/1659 part of land sold

Source

LIV 179: liber B folio 68

Type of Partnership

share land called Stoopelee Gibson

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared

300 acres Stoopelee Gibson

Work


Cattle


Others Involved


End of Partnership




1st Partner

Wetherill

Thomas

2nd Partner

Dabb

John

Date Recorded

2/16/58

Source

LIV 162

Type of Partnership

land and cattle/plantation

Land Claim Together


Plantation Shared

Wetherill agrees to give up interest in 100 acre plantation and cattle to Dabb for 10,000 lbs of tobacco to be paid yearly in 1000 lbs starting in 1640?

Work


Cattle

14 head of cattle included (see cattle sales)

Others Involved


End of Partnership






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