LAND GRANT UNTO HUGH CONN for his Wife, the Widow of THOMAS TODD



Charles the Second. To all persons. Know ye that wherewas Thomas Todd _____late of Baltimore county dead hath heretofore by his humble petition to us presented set forth that in the said county there was escheat unto his lordship a certain tract of parcel of land originally upon the thirty-first day of October, one thousand six hundred and eighty four surveyed and laid out for Robert Burman by the name of industry and for the quantity of one hundred and twenty acres wherefore as being the first discoverer, prayed the pre-emption therof and that a warrant be granted him to resurvey the same in order to ascertain the true quantity of land therein contained as also the true ancient meets and bounds thereof and that upon return of a certificate of such resurvey and upon paying twenty pounds sterling per hundred _____ for the same he might have his lordship pattents of confirmation granted him thereupon. Such warrant issued on the thirty first day of October, one thousand seven hundred and fourteen, upon return whereof it is certified into our land office that clear of all former surveys, there is the foresaid quantity of one hundred and twenty acres as contained within the true ancient bounds of the said tract, but the said Thomas dyed without paying the purchase money or before our patent issued to him for the same. Hugh Conn of the said county _____, who intermarried with the widow and executrix of the said Thomas Todd hath prayed that he might be admitted to the purchase thereof and that our letters Pattents might issue forth unto him for the same who having heretofore satisfied and paid unto Charles Carroll Esq. our late agent of our said Province the aforesaid sum of twenty pounds sterling being the consideration money for the same we do therefore hereby grant unto him the said Hugh Conn, all that the aforesaid tract of land by the meets and bounds following (viz.) Beginning at abounded with oake and abounded gum, standing by a small marsh and on a branch of the aforesaid creek and running from the said tree East and by north one hundred perches up a valley thence north half a point, East two hundred twenty-five perches. Thence south west and by west thirty eight perches. Thence north Seventy Eight degrees and half west twenty four perches till it intercepts the aforesaid creek. Thence south thirty eight degrees and a half west, forty eight perches, down the said creek, thence south fifty degrees; east sixty-eight perches, thence south seventy degrees west twenty perches thence north eighty-four degrees west 36 perches; then south twenty five degrees and half west 12 perches. Still biding on the said creek thence south forty eight degrees west twenty four perches thence south eighteen degrees, east twenty four perches; then south sixty nine degrees west sixteen perches then south thirty eight degrees and a half, west twenty four perches then with a straight line to the beginning tree containing and now laid out for one hundred and twenty acres of land more or less according to the certificate of survey thereof taken and returned unto our land office bearing date the twenty first day of Feb 1714 and there remaining together with all rights, profits, benefits, and privileges thereunto belonging (Royall mines excepted) to have and to hold the same unto him the ____, his heirs and assigns forever to be holden of us and our heirs as of our mannor of Baltimore in free and common Soccage by fealty only for all manner of services yielding and paying, therefore yearly unto us and our heirs at our receipt at the City of St. Maries at the two most usual feasts in the year (viz) the feast of the annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Archangel by even and equal portions the rent of four shillings and ten pence sterling in silver or gold and for assign upon every alienation of the said land or any part or parcel thereof one whole year rent in silver or gold or the full value thereof in such commodities as we and our heirs or such officer or officers as shall be appointed by us and our heirs from time to time to collect and receive the same shall accept in discharge thereof at the choice of us and our heirs or such officer or officers aforesaid, provided that if the said time for a fine for alienation shall not be paid to us and our heirs or such officer or officers aforesaid before such alienation and the said alienation entered upon record either in the provincial court or county court where the same parcel of land lyeth within one month next after such alienation then the said alienation shall be void and of no effect given under our greater seale at Ames this twenty-sixth day of June, 1718, Witness our trusty and well-beloved John Hart Esq. Governour and keeper of our greater seale our said Province of Maryland.