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LAND-HOLDER'S ASSISTANT. 185

Richard before any partition assigned and transferred his
moiety to the petitioner Skillington, who hearing of the
mandamus granted to Earle, desires that there may be no sale
to the said Earle, until he may have a hearing and order be
taken for a division of the land and for his having his choice
of the two parts.

    A third party also appears, to wit, Amy Burges, late
relict of William Eagle, deceased, and, prior to that, widow
and relict of the beforementioned John Burges, who
claimed an interest in the said land and craved the " first
refusal
" of it as being escheat for want of heirs of the said
Burges.

    The decision and order of the council upon the whole
case was that the four hundred acres granted to William
Turner should be divided by four persons, named for that
purpose, between Skillington and Earle; the former to have his
choice of the parts;and that Earle upon paying six
thousand pounds of tobacco; with all fees arising for the escheat
of his moiety and satisfying Skillington for his charges
incurred in procuring the escheat, should have a patent for the
part of the land awarded to him saving to the petitioner
Amy Bishop her thirds for life in the said part.

    LIBER C. B. No. 1, fol. 180.

    The following extract shews the directions given to
juries and the manner of their reporting the facts found by
them.

    " To enquire what lands and tenements Thomas Petite,
" late of the said county, deceased, died seized of at the
" time of his death as of fee in the county aforesaid, and of
" what manor and under what rents and services, and how
" much those lands and tenements were of value by the year
" in all issues, and at what time the said Thomas Petite died,
" and who was his next heire, and what age the heire was, and
" who those lands and tenements had or did occupy, and their
" issues and profits had or did receive, and by what title and
" how, in what manner, and who had paid the rent for the
" same and to whome," &c.

    Patent to Randolph Brant, LIBER N. S. No.2, fol. 25.

    The jury in the same case found " That, Thomas Petite
died seized in his demesne as of fee of the land in question,
as by the patent thereof appeared, to be held of the manor of
West Saint Mary's in free and common socage by fealty only
for all services, under the yearly rent of nine shillings sterling
or four bushels and a half of good corn;
that the said land
was worth besides the rent due to him for the same, the
sum of four hundred pounds of tobacco per annum; that

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