date hereof, upon the land leased, plant one hundred apple|
and pear trees, and them so planted sufficiently fence in and
tend¾Provided also, that the said John Bogue do now
immediately seat the said land and build thereon, and give in
sufficient security to our treasury, that during his term, he
will sufficiently keep fenced, and at the end and expiration of
the term of eleven years, he will leave the orchard so to be
planted and fenced as aforesaid in sufficient repair, as also all
houses, buildings and edifices by him to be made or built
upon the premisses.¾Given at Saint Mary's under our great
seal, &c. anno domini, 1661."
LIBER, No. 4, fol. 602.
" Lease to James Kennedy, for 21 years of part of the
manor of Patuxent, already improved, called The Farme,
for the rent of four shillings sterling, and upon condition
that he shall sufficiently fence in and keep in good repair
the orchard already planted upon the said messuage or
LIBER, No. 4, fol. 603.
" Lease to William Smith, for 31 years, of three acres
of land called Smith's Town House, for the rent of one bushel
of wheat, and on the condition that the said Smith, his
executors or assigns, shall never leave the land so deserted,
that there shall not be sufficient goods and chattels thereon to
pay the said rent, on penalty of forfeiting his lease; and the
further condition of his planting within the first year, forty
apple or pear trees, and the trees so planted, sufficiently to
fence and tend, &c."
LIBER, No. 10, fol. 350.
" Lease to the same for 5 years of the mansion house at¾with
Saint Mary's, with the orchard garden, &c. thereto
belonging, for the annual rent of " a couple of good pullets"
liberty to the said Smith or his assigns from time to time,
before the expiration of his lease to renew the same for further
terms of five or seven years."
" Thomas Gerard by his petition sets forth, that he had¾He prays
purchased of his father Thomas Gerard, since deceased, a
tract of land called the Meadows, for which his said father
had obtained a patent; which land, upon a supposition of
its having been formerly reserved, his lordship had thought
proper to lease for years to a certain Joshua Doyne, to the
great hardship and detriment of the petitioner:
that as both his father and himself were ignorant of the said
lands being reserved, he may not be deprived of his property,