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LAND-HOLDER'S ASSISTANT. 183

            " JACK LLEWELLIN,

    " Lett patent issue to Richard Brenton for the two hundred
acres called Wignall's Rest, on Gunpowder River, he having
made good the summe of three thousand pounds of tobacco
(being the consideration for the same) to

                                Your Friend,

                                        C. BALTIMORE."

    " 29th Xbr. 1682.To Mr. John Lewellin."

        LIBER, W. C. No. 4, fol. 294.

    " Randolph Brandt, of Charles County, presents a petition,
stating that he had theretofore prayed and obtained a writ of
mandamus for an inquisition concerning a tract of one
hundred and fifty acres of land, formerly in the possession of
George Rapier, deceased, upon the return of which
inquisition the said land was adjudged and condemned escheated to
his lordship for want of heir of the said George Rapier; and
that upon his further application he obtained an order from
his lordship for a grant of the said land for a consideration
truly paid: but that upon stricter search in the land office he
finds that the said Rapier had laid out for him the 28th of
May, 1653, and returned a certificate of a parcel of land in
the said county for two hundred acres; that Richard Lloyd,
who married the widow of Rapier, sold the same to David
Philips, also deceased: so that the aforesaid inquisition, and the
judgement of the provincial court are erroneous, the said
Rapier having at his decease no land which could escheat to his
lordship, the right and title thereof being vested and settled
in the said David Philips. He therefore prays, that the
mandamus, inquisition, and judgement aforesaid may be vacated
, and
that a new writ of mandamus may issue directing an enquiry
concerning the said land as the property of Philips, which is
granted.

    The said Brandt on the next council day held on the 2nd of
May, 1681, by another petition sets forth, that having
advised with his counsel, he conceives the right to the said tract
to be alltogether in his lordship without any escheat, the
conditions of plantation in respect to the taking out grants
within one year not having been complied with, and the land
never patented, so that neither Rapier or Philips had at their
deaths just claim thereto. He therefore prays an immediate
order to the register of the land office, that patent may issue
to him according to the certificate formerly returned by
Rapier, and without any regard to the preceding orders of the
board respecting the said lands. To which the following
answer is made.

    " His Lordship desires first to be legally vested and
entitled of and in to the land mentioned in the petition before





 
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