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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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Servant Name

Anderson

Margrett

Master Name

Vaughan

Robert

Date

1/1/1658

Length of Service

Anderson agrees, with consent of mother and father, to serve Vaughan from 10/1657-1/1/1661 according to custom of country; Vaughan to deliver to her father in law Andrew Elinor a cow forward with calf for her use, promise to care for cow and calf until

Servant Sex


Servant Age

17?

Special Circumstances

she comes of age, allow her meat, drinke, apparel and lodging for 4 years 2 months

Source

LIV 124-125



Servant Name

Ayres

Edward

Master Name

Swettnam

Edward

Date

6/27/1676

Length of Service

according to Act

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age

12

Special Circumstances

without indentures

Source

Arch LVI 343; Peden 147



Servant Name

Bradly

Thomas

Master Name

Williams

Thomas

Date

3/8/1660

Length of Service

sold to John Winchester, no time given

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances

sale of servant

Source

LIV 212



Servant Name

Bringgergrass

James

Master Name

Taylor

Thomas

Date

03/22/1669-1670

Length of Service

8 years unless he can produce indentures or age out of England

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age

14

Special Circumstances

without indentures

Source

Arch LVI, 286



Servant Name

Colleman

William

Master Name

Foster

Seth

Date

10/1/1661

Length of Service

10 years

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age

11

Special Circumstances

without indenture

Source

Peden, 128; Arch LVI, 228



Servant Name

Colleman

William

Master Name

Foster

Seth

Date

10/1/1661

Length of Service

ordered to serve 10 years b/c has no indenture

Servant Sex


Servant Age

11

Special Circumstances


Source

LIV 228



Servant Name

Connor

Philip

Master Name

Wright

John

Date

1/1667

Length of Service

Philip Connor, son of late Phillip Connor of County, made choice of Wright as his guardian

Servant Sex


Servant Age

14

Special Circumstances

guardianship

Source

LIV 238



Servant Name

Dabb

Sarah

Master Name

Williams

Morgan

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

"4 years…""to serve them in such occasions as required"

Servant Sex

female

Servant Age


Special Circumstances

Williams is to fine her meate drincke washing and Lodging and Clothes…"

Source

Peden, 132; Arch LVI, 247



Servant Name

Dabb

Sarah

Master Name

Williams

Morgan

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

John Dabb, father, indentures his daughter for 4 years "to serue them in all such occasions as they shall require . . . To find her meate drincke washing Lodgine and Cloths"

Servant Sex


Servant Age

teens"

Special Circumstances

is indenturing teenagers becoming common or is it for financial reasons?

Source

LIV 247



Servant Name

Dabb

Sarah

Master Name

Williams

Morgan and wife

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

John Dabb indentures his daughter to Williams for 4 years in exchange for "to finde her meate drincke washing and Lodging and Clothes"

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances

father indentures daughter

Source

LIV 247



Servant Name

Davy

Lewis

Master Name

Williams

Morgon

Date

1/25/1675

Length of Service

according to Act

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age

14

Special Circumstances

without indentures

Source

Arch LVI 330



Servant Name

Deare

Christian

Master Name

Dunn

Robert

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

4 years or until married

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances

daughter of John Deare, deceased, and so ordered to serve

Source

Peden, 132; Arch LVI, 247



Servant Name

Deare

Christiann

Master Name

Dunn

Robert

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

4 years or until marriage

Servant Sex


Servant Age

teens?

Special Circumstances

indenture of an orphan, cattle as a bond

Source

LIV 247



Servant Name

Dee

John

Master Name

Benton

Mark

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

ordered to serve 7 years according to the law

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances


Source

LIV 246



Servant Name

Dee

James

Master Name

Benton

Marke

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

7 years

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age


Special Circumstances

without indenture

Source

Peden, 132; Arch LVI, 246



Servant Name

Ewens

Mary

Master Name

Burton

Edmund

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

5 years

Servant Sex


Servant Age

Adult

Special Circumstances


Source

Peden, 132; Arch LVI, 246



Servant Name

Ewens

Mary

Master Name

Burton

Edmund

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

ordered to serve 5 years

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances


Source

LIV 246



Servant Name

Gordon (female)

Christian

Master Name

Wickes

Joseph

Date

3/28/1676

Length of Service

6 years from arrival

Servant Sex

female

Servant Age

19

Special Circumstances


Source

Arch LVI 339-340; Peden 145-6



Servant Name

Grinley

Hanna (female)

Master Name

Morgan

Henry

Date

4/16/59

Length of Service


Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances

enters claim for land for transporting servant

Source

LIV 163



Servant Name

Henfrey

Thomas

Master Name

Wright

John

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

6 years

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age


Special Circumstances

brought without indenture

Source

Peden, 132; Arch LVI, 246



Servant Name

Henfrey

Thomas

Master Name

Wright

John

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

ordered to serve 6 years according to the law

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances


Source

LIV 246



Servant Name

Hubbert

Humphrey

Master Name

Burton

Edmund

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

ordered to serve 5 years

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances


Source

LIV 246



Servant Name

Hubbert

Humphrey

Master Name

Burton

Edmond

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

5 years

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age

adult?

Special Circumstances


Source

Peden, 132; Arch LVI, 246



Servant Name

Humbert

Humphrey

Master Name

Burton

Edmond

Date

1/2/1669

Length of Service

4 years

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age

21

Special Circumstances

registered in 1668 for 5 years; witnesses Robert Dunn and Wm. Currer

Source

Arch LVI 286



Servant Name

Hutchins

Ellenor

Master Name

Woolcott

John

Date

8/25/1668

Length of Service

6 years or 4 years

Servant Sex

female

Servant Age


Special Circumstances

"in case an indenture is found to serve for 4 years"

Source

Peden, 132



Servant Name

Hutchins

Ellenor

Master Name

Woolcott

John

Date

8/1668

Length of Service

court orders six years service but stipulates that if an indenture is found with her signature for 4 years then she only has to serve the 4; Disborough Bennett (clerk) produces a 4 year indenture in June of 1669

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances


Source

LIV 249



Servant Name

James

Thomas

Master Name

Rogers

Edward

Date

8/22/1676

Length of Service

7 years from arrival

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age

15

Special Circumstances

without identures

Source

Arch LVI 348-49; Peden 148



Servant Name

Kempstone

Richard

Master Name

Taylor

Thomas

Date

11/2/1670

Length of Service

4 years

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age


Special Circumstances

Richard Nash came to court to record sale of Kempstone to Taylor from his ship

Source

Arch LVI 302



Servant Name

Locket

Elisa

Master Name

Read

Mathew

Date

3/1/1657

Length of Service

without indentures, according to Act should serve 7 yrs, will accept 6 yrs.

Servant Sex

female

Servant Age

16

Special Circumstances


Source

Peden, 114; Arch. LVI 127



Servant Name

Lyppins

Elizabeth

Master Name

Granger

William and Grace

Date

03/22/1669-1670

Length of Service

until the age of 18; "alowe her Meate Drinke washing & Lodgeing And sufficient Cloathing"

Servant Sex

female

Servant Age

6

Special Circumstances

daughter of William Lyppins, deceased and left to the Granger

Source

Arch LVI 286



Servant Name

Norman

Elizabeth

Master Name

Finch

Frances

Date

1/25/1675

Length of Service

serve according to Act of Assembly

Servant Sex

female

Servant Age

21

Special Circumstances

without indentures

Source

Arch LVI 329-330; Peden 145



Servant Name

Padbury

Jane

Master Name

Read

Mathew

Date

3/31/1668

Length of Service

ordered to serve 4 years

Servant Sex

female

Servant Age

adult

Special Circumstances

presumably an adult because of time to be served

Source

Peden, 131



Servant Name

Padbury

Jane

Master Name

Read

Matthew

Date


Length of Service

came without indenture, servant and master agree to 4 year term

Servant Sex


Servant Age

20's?

Special Circumstances

negotiation?

Source

LIV 243



Servant Name

Rosemason

Hans

Master Name

Tourson

Alexander

Date

9/29/1668

Length of Service

serve 5 years according to the Law

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age


Special Circumstances

without Indentures

Source

Arch LVI, 260



Servant Name

Rosemason

Hans

Master Name

Tourson

Alexander

Date

11/1668

Length of Service

ordered to serve 5 years according to law

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances


Source

LIV 260



Servant Name

Shambrooke

Frances

Master Name

Bright

Thomas

Date

6/18/1668

Length of Service

an agreement made between Shambrook and Bright to bind herself for another 3 years of service "to Allow the Said Shambrooke meate drinke lodging & Apparrell"

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances

Shambrook indentures herself after completing a term of service; same as Sembreck?

Source

LIV 248



Servant Name

Shambrooke

Frances

Master Name

Bright

Thomas

Date

6/18/1668

Length of Service

"bound herself… for 3 years"

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances

Allow … meate drincke lodging and Apparrell"; witnesses Thomas Thechiley and Robert Hamkshaw

Source

Peden, 132



Servant Name

Shaw

John

Master Name

Hosier

Henry

Date

8/22/1676

Length of Service

5 years from arrival

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age

17

Special Circumstances

without indentures

Source

Arch LVI 349; Peden 148



Servant Name

Smith

John

Master Name

Benton

Marke

Date

03/28/1671; 6/27/1671

Length of Service

7 years

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age


Special Circumstances


Source

Arch LVI 314



Servant Name

Tennant

Mary

Master Name

Wright

John

Date

9/29/1668

Length of Service

5 years from arrival in the country

Servant Sex

female

Servant Age


Special Circumstances

Court judged her to serve

Source

Arch LVI, 249



Servant Name

Tennant

Mary

Master Name

Wright

John

Date

9/29/1668

Length of Service

to serve 5 years from her arrival in the country

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances


Source

LIV 249



Servant Name

Walter

Owen

Master Name

Wicks

Mr.

Date

1/25/1675

Length of Service

according to Act

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age

13

Special Circumstances

without indentures

Source

Arch LVI 330



Servant Name

Whatley

William

Master Name

Barnes

Isabella

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

6 years

Servant Sex

male

Servant Age


Special Circumstances


Source

Peden, 132; Arch LVI, 246



Servant Name

Whatly

William

Master Name

Barnes

Isabella

Date

6/30/1668

Length of Service

ordered to serve 6 years according to the law

Servant Sex


Servant Age


Special Circumstances


Source

LIV 246





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