His real and personal estate settled
upon the Mayor,
Recorder, &c. of the city of St. Mary's to the maintenance
of the protestant ministry among the inhabitants
of St. George's, and Poplar Hill Hundred, &c.
An act for her relief and her children,
All compliance with him in opposition
to his Lordship's
right and dominion over this Province, prohibited,
See Land Laws,
All sales, gifts or grants, made by
that right had to sell, &c. made by writing
only, with or without seal, shall be good and
available in law to bar the heirs or executors
of such vendors, &c.
All such sales, &c. where writing
worn out, where the sale, &c. can be proved
by witnesses, to be good in law, &c.
All deeds or conveyances to be made
indented and sealed, and to be acknowledged
and enrolled, acknowledgments, to be
made in the provincial court, &c. and to be
enrolled in the provincial court, or in the county
court where the land doth lie, the enrolment
to be made within 12 months after the date of
the writing, &c.
Compensation to clerks for enrolling,
The clerk to enrol the deeds, &c.
in a book, to note
the day of enrolment, and also to mark on the back
of every deed the day and year of such enrollment, &c.
Where the grantor, &c. out of
but in any part of his Majesty's dominions, how
to be acknowledged,
Property to pass from the date of the
and not from the day of the date, &c.
Grants to be construed most favourably
for the grantees,
&c. although the same shall not be drawn strictly
Feme covert to be examined
out of the hearing
of her husband before taking her acknowledgment,
certificate of her examination and acknowledgment
to be made by the person examining, &c.
certificate to be recorded, &c.
Alienation fines to be paid before
For nonpayment of alienation fine
no advantage to
be taken since the revolution, but that the payment of
the same, and receipt taken and recorded, shall be as
good as if the same had been paid at the time of
acknowledgment and enrolment,
1704 24 1
1704 24 3
1692 30 2
1699 42 2
Sept. 1704 24
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1692 30 3
1699 42 3
1692 30 4
1699 42 5
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1692 30 5
1699 42 6
1692 30 6