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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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334 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Liber LL, 4
Acts
Acts of
Oct. 1723,
ch. 26

An Act for the Vesting and Settling An Estate of Inheritance in fee
Simple of and in a certain parcell or Lott of ground in the City
of Annapolis Containing one hundred and twenty feet in Length
formerly by An Act of Assembly of this Province Confirmed to
Robert Johnson of Ann Arundell County Ship Carpenter deced on
Robert Gordon of the City of Annapolis Merchant as also for
Vesting and Settling an Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple of
and in a Certain Sand Bank that Intersects a tenement of Land
Possest by the said Robert Gordon and the Creek on the said
Robert Gordon and his heirs and Assignes for ever.
Whereas Francis Nicholson Esquire late Governour of this Prov-
ince haveing given a certain parcell or Lott of ground to the use of
such Ship Carpenters as would Inhabit thereon and follow their
Trades within this Province.
And Whereas the said Robert Johnson haveing formerly Peti-
tioned the Assembly of this Province that a part of the said Lott of
ground might be Confirmed to him the said Robert Johnson his heirs
and Assignes by an Act to be past in his favour he haveing set forth
in his Petition that he would build a Dwelling house and Ship Yard

p. 617

on the same And Whereas at a Sessions of Assembly held at the
City of Annapolis on the sixth day of June Anno Domini Seventeen
hundred and nineteen An Act of Assembly past in favour of the said
Robert Johnson that he the said Robert Johnson his heirs and
Assignes should be Vested in a good Sure Indefeazable Estate of
Inheritance in fee Simple of and into the Quantity of one hundred
and twenty feet of Land at the Upper end of the said Lott with the
whole Breadth thereof Under the following Provisoe that if the said
Robert Johnson his heirs or assignes should apply the sd part of the
Lott of ground aforesaid to any other use than that of a Ship Car-
penters Yard (Except necessary buildings for the Service and also
fail to pay the Corporation of the City of Annapolis five shillg Cur-
rant money annually for the ground Rent thereof within two months
after reasonable request made and shall also neglect to carry on the
business of a Ship Wright for the Space of twelve months Together
and pay the Proprietary the Proportionable part of the Assessment
thereon that then it shall and may be Lawtull to and for the said
Corporation into the said parcell or Lott of ground to re-enter and
the same to Possess in as full and Ampte manner to all intents and
purposes as if the said Act had not past.
And Whereas the said Robert Gordon haveing petitioned this
present Generall Assembly setting forth that the said Robert Johnson
had the aforesaid quantity of ground mentioned in the aforerecited
Act laid out for him and had built two small houses thereon That
the said Robert Johnson hath been dead for upwards of fifteen
months past And that the Representatives of the sd Robert Johnson
since his death had Sold & removed one of the sd houses from off the



 
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