Prince George's County Court Records

1696 - 1770

1696-1699

 

1699-1705

 

26 November 1700

p.79a

Elizabeth Murrely Servant to Mr. Robt. Tyler haveing a Basterd by a Negro Man ... 20 lashes

p.80a, Ordered Robert Tyler bring Elizabeth Murrely to this Court att ye Expiration ... haveing a Malatta Child ... Deliver ye said Child and ye mother adjudged to ye Vestry of this Parish

 

25 November 1702

p.215, Elizabeth Mallary Servant to Robert Tyler haveing formerly had a malatta Basterd came to be adjudged for ye Disgrace and trouble of the said Tyler's house whereupon it was considered she serve 12 months

 

28 March 1703/4

p.289a

Elizabeth Mallary Late Servant to Mr. Robert Tyler ... haveing a Melatta Child ... sold to Mr. Abraham Clark for 14 pounds sterling oblidgeing himself that she shall not work in the Grounds

We present a Mallatta Woman att William Smith, named Ann Longo Thomas Johnson Constable

 

22 August 1704

p.309a, Ann Congo bastard child servant of William Smith ... Smith paid fine

 

August 1704

p.321a Whereas Susanna Grimes Lately a Servant of ye Late Coll. Hollydays haveing fled from ye hand of Justice out of this County for haveing a Malatta Child being found in Ann Arundel County was sent from Constable to Constable to this place where ye Childe was borne, ye Property of her and her child belonging to this county The Said Chide named Elizabeth aged four years the next 15 of October the said Susanna and Elizabeth sold to Edward Willet for paying them 2,800 pounds of tobacco

 

29 November 1704

p.338 Josiah Willson make demand of Abraham Clarke for 14 pounds sterling for ye purchased of a Late servant of Robert Tyler named Elizabeth Mallary and to allow ye Poor of this Parrish at 10 p. hundred wt of tobacco

 

p.358, 28 March 1705

Lord Proprietary vs. Susanna Wilkins servant to Mr. Richard Marsham 10 December 1703 begotten with child, the begetter thereof supposed to be an Ethiopian Dye or Couler ... cannot Gainsay but that she is Guilty ... Except having to Doe with any person of another hue of Complection .. one Henry Crumpton ... (he) looked upon her oath to be of noe value for those reasons She and the man both ware of a Fair Complection and the Child which Alsoe appeared in Court Seemed to all the Court and all mens Judgments to be a Perfect Malatta ... 20 lashes ... serve 12 months for the disgrace of his house but whereas it was doubtful whether it was a Malatta Child or Noe ... master requested they refer their judgment 12 months longer then if it did appear that ye Child did prove to be a Malatta he would be content for ye said 12 months to keep ye said child gratis for nothing give 15 pounds for said Woman and Childe ... said Malatta's service and now here ye 27 March ... indebted 15 pounds if he does not at ye Expiration deliver up the said Susanna Wilkins & ye said Mallatta Childe

 

p.440, 28 November Court

Sarah Phillmore for haveing a Mallatta Child Mr. Thomas Addison Informer

 

Court Record 1710-1715, Liber G

 

22 November 1711

p.124

Sarah Magruder brings into open Court Isabella Grimes and delivers her up to the Court she haveing accomplished her indented time serve Major Thomas Sprigg 7 years said Grimes having been presented for haveing a Mallatto Child

p.126

Ordered that the Mallatto Girle called Sarah borne of the body of Elizabeth Taylor serve James Gibbs till she attaine the age of Thirty one years being now five months old, 650 pounds of tobacco

 

p.285, 24 March 1712/3

The Queen vs Eliza Norman Bastardizing} confesses ye fact and swears that a certain James Carr is ye father of her base borne child ... twenty lashes and serve Benjamin Bell one year for troubling his house

 

25 August 1713

p.386, Sebella Grimes Servant to Major Thomas Sprigg acknowledged to have run away from her said Masters service 11 days serve according to act

p.388 Sebella Grimes refuses to name the father 15 lashes ... court will further consider about the Child

 

 

p.529

26 November 1713

Laying Levy: Anne Grimes a poor woman 1200 pounds tobacco.

 

To Thomas Wainwright for keeping Eliza Taylors Child 500 pounds tobacco

p.530, 2 wolves heads Indian 400 pounds tobacco

English 900 pounds tobacco

 

23 March 1713/4

p.540 Major Thomas Sprigg be allowed 800 pounds for keeping Sebella Grimes Mallattoe Child

 

23 March 1713/4

p.542

The Queene v. Sebella Grimes} being taken in August Court last ... Confessed to have had a Basterd Child but refusing to tell the Father .. Child was Adjudged to be a Mallatto .. Child served John Henry ... (he) to pay 800 pounds she to serve him six months and deliver her up to the Court when freed from him

p.605

Queen vs. Jane Duxberry} Jane Duxberry presented by the Grand Jury for haveing a base borne child confesses the fact and refuseth to tell the father ... serve her master Wm Prather six months for ye trouble ... deliver the said Jane Duxberry up to the county when her tyme of servitude has expired and dealt with in that Case made and provided ... acc. to act of assembly ... and that the sd Jane Duxberry's Mullatoe Child serve Wm Hunter ... twenty one years afsd Wm Prather allowed 600 pounds for keeping the afsd Mallatoe Child to this day.

P.611, The Queene v. Eliza Taylor} confesseth the fact haveing a Mullotto child serve William Marshall seven years, said Elizabeth Taylor's Mallatto child serve the said William Marshall 31 years. James Stoddert undertakes to pay the County next Levy Court 3,400 pounds of tobacco for said Elizabeth and child.

p.632, 24 August 1714

Ordered that Jane Duxberry serve Thomas Fletshall for haveing a Mallatto Child paying 1500 pounds of toba.

 

p.693 November 1714

Present Elizabeth Norman for having a bastard child

 

p.705 26 November 1714

to Wm Prather for keeping Jane Duxberry's child

To Thos Sprigg for keeping Sebella Grimes child 800 pounds tobacco

p.790

The King vs Eliz. Norman ... presented by Grand Jury for bastardizing, appeared and brings into court her base born child. Court adjudges the same be a Mallatoe Child. Serve according to act of Assembly Benja. Belt be allowed 1,000 pounds tobacco for keeping afsd Norman's Molatto child to this day.

p.721 March 1714/5

Bastardy Elizabeth Norman confesses the fact refuses to tell the father serve Benjamin Belt her now master six months

 

p.766

28 June 1715

The King vs. Eliz. Raistin/ Ristin} Bastardy} acknowledged herself indebted ... 40 pounds together with John Tent her security ... appear August next

 

23 August 1715

p.790

The King vs. Elizabeth Reistin} haveing a Bastard Child refusing to tell the father ... fined 30 shillings John Tent undertakes to pay

 

p.790

The King vs Eliz. Norman ... Mallatoe

 

Court Record 1715-20

p.4, November 1715

Richard Keene pay 3600 pounds of tobacco for Elizabeth Norman and her Mallatoe Child

 

p.16, 22 November 1715

Benja Belt for keeping Eliza Normans Child 1000 pounds

 

June Court 1716

p.87, Lordship vs. Elizabeth Graham, presented for having a base born child, appears and the child being adjudged to be a Mallato ... serve according to act of assembly ... Thomas Wells Senr. keep the said Elizabeth and her Mallato Child till November Court next

 

27 November 1716

p.138

Grand Jury Presentments:

Jane Duxberry for having a bastard child

John Green for beating of Elizabeth Reston

 

p.143

Elizabeth Graham being Convict of having a Mallatto Bastard is sold by the Court to Mr. Thomas Clagett for three thousand pounds of Tobacco ... Elizabeth Graham and her Mallato Child to serve the said Thomas Clagett his heirs or assignes according to Act of Assembly &C ... Thomas Wells Sr. for keeping Eliza Graham's Mallato Bastard 1000 pounds tobacco

 

6 March 1717

p.181 Present Elizabeth Taylor for having a Mallato Bastard ...

p.185 His Lordship v. Jane Duxburry ... presentment ... for Bastardizing ... confesses the fact but refuses to tell the father, 15 lashes ... Capt. Thomas Fletchall be allowed one years service for the trouble of his house and to keep the child till next November Court

His Lordship v. Sarah Philmore ... Bastardizing ... confesses the fact ... refuses to tell the father ... 15 lashes ... Christopher Edelen undertakes to pay her fees as also William Philmore to save the County harmless from the aforesaid base born child

p.185 His Lordship v. Elizabeth Taylor ... confesses the fact ... serve according to act of assembly in such cases ... deliver bring to the Court ... said Mallato Child to serve the said William Marshall or his assignes till he arrive at Age according to Act

 

25 June 1717

p.241

a Mallato boy born of the body of Elinor Lee named Daniel serve John Wight he paying 400 pounds tobacco

 

November 1717

p.569

William Head paid for taking Eliza Duxberry an Infant off the County

 

p.570 Allowed Mr. Bernard White Clke. of Indictment of Jane Duxbury's Criminal fee pd by the County

 

p.572, Sheriff collect 400 pounds tobacco of Mr. John Wight for a mallato Boy named Danl Lee bought of this County.

 

25 March 1718

p.612, William Diggs vs. Abigail Tent widow....2500 pounds tobacco as oweth from 15 May 1717...cannot deny.

 

25 November 1718

p.719a

Ordered that Henry Barnes be allowed four hundred pounds of Tobacco for keeping an Indian Child Nine Months.

Ordered that Joan Kennedy an Indian serve William Petsworth His Heirs and Assigns till she attains the age of Twenty one years, she being two years and four months old this court

p.720

Presentments for bastardizing: Elizabeth Grayham

p.722 Francis Edmunds son of Elizabeth Edmunds being adjudged to be a Mallatoe, serve Samuel Perrie til 30 years now five months old

 

28 November 1718

William Mattingly for keeping Elizabeth Edmonds & child 5 months

 

24 March 1718/9

p.809

his Lordship vs Christian Collins for having a Basterd Child confesses the fact and it is the opinion of the court that the said Child is begott by a Negroe man

p.858

 

23 June 1719

Summons issue to Ann widow of Luke Gardiner for her appearance at the next court to show cause why a Negroe Woman named Matt: should not be free and likewise to have the said Negroe woman at the said court

 

25 August 1719

p.904 Negroe woman named Matt Doe continue with Luke Gardiner

Ordered Elizabeth Grayham serve her master Captain Thomas Pagett six months.

p.934

Ordered Richard Bevans be allowed 600 pounds for keeping Elizabeth Edmonds or if he refuses to John Gardiner

 

p.1014

28 June 1720

present Elizabeth Riston } Bastardy

 

23 August 1720

p.1032

Ordered that Capias ad respondendum issue against Mr. Clement Brooke's Negro man John on the information to the Court here made by Ann Grayson of & concerning his begetting a Mallatoe Basterd child on her body.

 

p.1034

Ordered that a Negroe man named John Lewis now in custody of the sheriff (Thomas Clegett, Gent.) be discharged from any further imprisonment on his paying the several fees become due by his commitment afsd. for that this court is induced by many circumstances to adjudge & believe him a freeman

p.1040, L.P. vs Anne Grayson } malatto bastardy...convict by confession... a Negroe man of Clement Brooke's begott on her body a Mallatoe...serve her master William Harris twelve months. 20 pounds security to deliver her to the Justices of the County.

Proceedings 1720-2, Liber K

p.6, 22 November 1720

Present Elizabeth Norman, Jane Duxbury, Margrett at Baptist Tyler, for bastardy

 

pp.17-18

Lord Propry vs. Jane Duxbury Mallatoe bastardy convict by confession ... sufficiently appears to the Court is begotten by a Negroe ... said Jane does not deny or gainsay ... serve 31 years ... seven years master Morgan Collins eight months

p.20-1

Elizabeth Norman} Mallatoe bastardy convict by confession} fourth tuesday in November ... submits herself ... sufficiently appears to the Court here that the Bastard Child is begotten by a Negroe or Mallatto man ... does not deny or gainsay the same ... child serve 31 years ... she sold for 7 years ... serve master Richard Keene 8 months for trouble of his house ... Elizabeth deposes that a Mullato man of William Digge's Gent. begott on her body the Bastard afsd. ... child sold to William Maccoy for 100 pounds of tobacco

 

 

28 March 1720/1

pp.91-2

Lord Proprietary vs. Clement Brooke's Negroe man John} Bastardizing ... Anne Grayson Spinster ... deposed that a Negro man named John belonging to a certain Clement Brooke begott on her body the Malattoe child ... confession ... 25 lashes

pp.92-3, L.P. v. Elizabeth Brumigen } Bastardy...convict by confession...William Masters begot...John Lockyer, master, planter security 10 pounds to attend court as evidence against said William. Elizabeth serve him nine months.

p.174, Joseph Jackson, Merchant in London v. Abigall Tent, widow, 3,000 pounds tobacco. 9 March 1716 bill obligatory.

27 June 1721

p.264-6 Lord Proprietary vs. Elizabeth Grimes } Double bastardy Convict by confession ... Elizabeth Grimes a Mallatoe woman belonging to Edward Willett for having two Basterd Children ... confesses the fact But denys to deliver the father or begetters of the bastard children. And it appearing to the Court here That one of the Basterd Children afsd to witt the Eldest is begotten by a Negroe. It is therefore considered by the Court here That the said Elizabeth after the expiration of her time of servitude .... serve seven years ... issue of the said Elizabeth by the inordinate Copulation afsd. be a servant till it arrive to the age of Thirty one years ... sold to Edward Willett for 1,000 pounds of Tobo. ... for the second offence ... receive on her bare back twenty lashes ... said Elizabeth her white Basterd Child is by the Court here bound to the said Edward until it arrive to the age of sixteen years

 

p.430 Lord Propr vs Jane Dukesberry} attempting to steal corn ... entering the corn house of William Digge's Gent with design to steal corn ... 12 lashes

 

27 March 1721/2 at Marlboro Town

p.484

We do also present Mary Mortus belonging to Thomas Wilson for bearing a Malatto bastard by information of the said Wilson

p.488, Elizabeth Riston presented fourth Tuesday June, convict of bastardy...not paying fine 19 lashes. John Story & John Eckly planter undertake to pay fees.

p.491 March Court L.P. vs Elizabeth Servt to Thos Gatten ... confesses ... fifteen lashes and serve two years in satisfaction of his keeping ye bastard child afsd ye damage

26 June 1722

p.556, Ordered that Joseph Chew constable of Rock Creek Hundred take a certain woman lately ye servant of a certain William Smith and bring her to ye next County Court to be held her at Marlborough Town on ye fourth Tuesday in August next to answer of & concerning seven years service due from her to ye county on her conviction of Mulatto bastardy.

p.561 Mary Mortis Malatto bastardy convict by confession} sold to John Middletown seven years & child.. master Thomas Wilson allowed 600 pounds of tobacco for his time of servitude due him. that a Negroe man belonging to sd Thos Wilson named Hannibal beget on her body ... Capias issue against Hannibal

 

28 August 1722

p.619-20

Lord vs Negroe Hannibal Bastardizing ... Mary Mortus ... convict by confession ... 15 lashes

 

p.620 Lord Proprietary vs. Elizabeth Derision's } Malatto Bastardy Convict by confession ... serve seven years ... child serve till 31 years ... serve her master John Magruder nine months ... child sold to Magruder

 

p.622 Lord Propry Elizabeth Norman Malatto bastardy by confession} serve seven years ... child given to Wm Harris until 31

p.623, Elizabeth Norman by ye assent of Richard Keene master of ye said Elizabeth is sold unto him for Teen pounds of tobacco & ye bastard child Justices her freely give unto William Harris planter.

 

27 November 1722

p.648

We the Grand Jury ... present Thomas Amos' for a base born child by inf. of Joseph Chew Constable of Rock Creek Hundred.

We the Grand Jury ... present Ann Peck living at Alex. Cognate's for having a base born child by inf. of John Middletown

p.650, John Jones swears that his servant Anne Grayson unlawfully absented herself out of his service 22 days...serve 40 days for expenses & give security to deliver her up for having a Mallatto bastard child.

p.653, Ordered Capias Issue angst. Charles Carol's Negroe man Jimmy on ye accusation of Thomas Amos.

p.661 Lord Propry vs. Thomas Mao's } Malatto Bastardy Convict by confession ... says in her proper person afsd. that she is guilty of Mallato bastardy by having Two Malatto children at one birth ... Children aforesaid ... be servants until they arrive to the age of 31 years and that ye said Thomas be a servant for and during the space of Seven years ... Children given to Dr. Chase Carroll having maintained them from their time of birth ... Jimmy belonging to Mr. Charles Carroll beget her bastard Children ... Capias issue for Jimmy.

 

Liber L, 1723-1726

26 March 1722/3

p.9

Lord Proprietary vs. Anne Peck } Malatto bastardy Convict by Confession ... says she cannot gainsay the presentment ... deposes that a Negroe man named Tom belonging to Esq. Brooke beget on her body the bastard child ... child aforesaid is dead ... said Anne be a servant for and during the space of seven years ... serve master Alexander Contee Twelve months ... damages, Trouble of his house

pp.12-13 Lord Propry v. Eleanor Mackett } Malatto bastardy confession ... cannot gainsay the presentment ... deposes that a Negroe man commonly called Cecill's Cain (now out of the Jurisdiction of the Court) beget on her body the bastard aforesaid ... sold for seven years ... child til 31 ... to her master Gunder Erickson.

pp.13-14, Thomason Amos' bastard child...Patrick Murphey begot on her body...Col. Bradford paid his fine of 30 shillings.

26 June 1723

p.77 Present Elizabeth Tills for bastardy, Patuxent Hundred

Present Mary Pickett for Bastardy

 

p.83

Ordered by the Court here that the petition of Margarett Quander (a free Negroe woman) for her self and Daughters being Levy free be rejected

Lord Proprietary vs. Negroe Tom } bastardy Convict by Confession ... Anne Peck ... belonging to Esqr. Brooke beget on her body a bastard child ... fifteen lashes

 

27 August 1723

p.139

Lord Proprietary vs. Mary Pickett } Malatto bastardy ... confession ... says she is guilty of having a mallatto bastard, but in Court here refuses to discover the begetter.

p.141

Lord Proprietary vs Elizabeth Tills } Malatto bastardy by confession ... Negroe man named Peter belonging to Jonathan Covell beget on her body, child serve 31 years ... she serve seven years both sold to John Middletown

p.148-9, John Pritchett's petition (setting forth that he hath a Malatto wench born of a white woman bound by the Prince George's County Court to his predecessor and wife until she came to the age of thirty one years and the said wench hath had three children by a Malatto or Negroe, two of the same being dead and the other now about nineteen months of age, that he has had the Trouble and charge of maintaining them besides the great loss he has sustained for the want of her labour during the time Her being with child, that she has been married five years to a Free Malatto who (the petitioner alledges) uses his house when he is out of work without any leave or gratuity for the same and humbly prayeth the Justices of the court here to take it into their serious consideration that he may be allowed some reasonable satisfaction of her said husband for the losses of her time and maintaining of said child) be rejected and the petition referred to his regular course at Law the Justices of the Court her declaring proceeding by way of petition in such cases improper.

 

26 November 1723

p.197, L.P. v. Negroe Peter, Bastardizing, August last Elizabeth Tills belonging to Jonathan Covell begot on her body...25 lashes.

 

24 March 1723/4

p.239: Elizabeth Parsons presented for having a base born child by inf. of James Magruder of Western Branch Hundred

p.306, Grand Jury presents Anne Peck at Mr. Alexr Cognate's for having a Mulatta child by information of Aaron Orme

p.312, Margaret Quando by her petition sets forth to the Justices of the Court that she and her daughter are free persons and that she hath been informed that by acts of assembly of this province they are not taxables. Nevertheless she hat for this last year paid Levy's for herself and three daughters which ammounted to six hundred and sixteen pounds of tobacco and therefore humbly prays that she or her daughters may not be obliged to pay tax for the future and that the Justices would make her allowance at the next laying of the Levy for the 616 pounds of tobacco she hath already paid.

p.313, Upon receiving of which petition said Margaret and her three daughters be discharged from paying levies for the future.

25 August 1724

p.336 Alexander Contee produces to the Court here his servant woman named Anne Peck to be adjudged for her runaway time ... stayed seven days - serve 10 days for each

pp.338 Lord Proprietary vs Elizabeth Parsons } bastardy Convict by Confession. by inf. of James Magruder .. . denies to declare begetter fifteen lashes ... master to deliver her to the court to be sold for fees

p.339-40, L.P. v. Ann Peck } Mulatta bastardy....convict by confession in proper person. Negroe Tom belonging to Esquire Brook begot on her body ... be a servant for seven years, bastard child serve sd Alexander 31 years. Said Alexander moves for allowance for keeping the Mulata bastard from the time of its birth 15 February last...said child sold to said Alex in consideration of his having maintained it.

[Alexander Contee clerk of the court]

24 November 1724

p.376, Present Maria Quandoe of Piscattaway Hundred for a base born child

p.389/90 Lord Proprietary vs. Negro Tom } Bastardizing ... Convict per submission ... by Anne Peck ... twenty lashes

 

23 March 1724/5

p.412, Mary Quando for bastardizing by information Thos Middletown of Piscattaway Hundred.

p.419, Process issue against a certain woman lately the servant of William Smith concerning seven years service due from her to the County on her conviction of Malato bastardy.

p.420, L.P. v. Maria Quandoe } Bastardy, convict by confession. 15 lashes.

 

22 June 1725

p.467, L.P. v. Mary Quandoe, bastardy, convict by confession, presented in March Court. Thomas Edelin's 10 pounds indemnifying inhabitants of County from any charge in maintenance of said bastard child.

22 March 1725/6

p.557 present a malatto man call'd Anthony belonging to Capt. Richard Smith for Felony by information of said Smith

Present Mary Shepperd a servant woman to Mr. Powell for a malatto bastard by information of Elisha Reyly.

Indictment of Felony against Anthony Hill a malatto man belonging to Capt. Richard Smith for stealing twenty gallons of Cyder from his said master.

p.558, Ann Peck's time of Servitude being 14 years due to the County on her two convictions of Malatto bastardy vide L 148 & page here 558 sold to Alexander Contee in consideration of his discharging the County of all fees & charges by occasion of the conviction of said as well as the two convictions of Negro Tom whom the said Ann did swear to be the begetter.

p. 559, William Powelll bring to the next court his servant woman Mary Milner to answer the information of Malatto bastardy.

p.566-7, Anthony Hill, cooper, 10 December 1725 stole cyder ... 30 lashes ... pillory for 1/2 hours ... pay price of cider 6 pence p. gallon ten shillings money of Maryland

 

p.614, Robert Pearle v. Edward Bradshaw (Innholder). Debt judgment attachment...Robert Pearle alias Malato Robin...3200 pounds of tobacco. I Robert Perle do swear that I have not given, caused to be given or paid nor will I give cause to be given or pay then directly or indirectly into my attorney's counsellors or advisers in the cause now depending in Prince George's County Court between me and Edward Bradshaw or to any person whatsoever for the use of my said attorney any other larger fee or fees, gratuity or reward either for advice or any other services thereto than they are allowed by an act of assembly entitled an act to restrain the evil practices of attorneys.

p.615, to prevent their taking money fees and to acertain what fees shall be allowed to practicioners in the Law who shall attend Circuit Courts. So help me God, sworn the 23 March 1725. Sheriff returned said Edward not to be found. Pltfs declaration: Robert by Michael Macnemara his attorney says 17 February 1722 by his certain writing obligatory 3200 pounds tobacco to be paid when thereto required.

p.616, said Robert Perle alias Molato Robin have the writ of attachment.

28 June 1726

p.645-6

Lord Proprietary vs Elizabeth Persons ... convict by confession of Malatto bastardy ... she and her Malatto child sold to John Magruder

 

Court Record 1726-1727

23 August 1726

p.4 Presentment against Mary Milner for Malatto bastardy a true bill

p.12-3

Lord Proprietary vs. Malatto bastardy Convict by Verdict ... Mary Milner late of Prince George's County spinster 1 September 1725 at Prince George's County afsd the Sin of Fornication with a certain Negroe man to the Jurors unknown did commit with said Negroe by the permission of the said Mary did beget on the body of the said Mary a certain Melatto child ... says she is in no ways guilty ... Jury says she is guilty ... child is dead ... said Mary be a servant for seven years to master John Powell & serve her master nine months for trouble and expense

pp.41-3, Thomas Brooke vs. Robert Perle Garnishee, attachment after issue...goods of Edward Bradshaw Innholder in the hands of Robert Perle. He hath not any of ye goods. Struck off docket.

22 November 1726

p.121-2

Lord Proprietary Riston} Bastardy Convict per Confession ... be fined or suffer corporal punishment ... fifteen lashes and committed to custody of sheriff for fees due ... Edward Riston planter undertakes to pay fees

p.122-3

Lord Proprietary vs. Mary Eeles } Malatto bastardy, acquitted of that and found Guilty of simple bastardy

p.158, Robert Pearle v. Richard Normansell, Judgment p non sum and Damages assest by the Court. Dancing master was attached to answer unto R.P of plea of trespass upon the case. 10 pounds. Robert by Edmond Jennings his attorney complains that the said Richard on the first day of June 1724 at Prince George's County said Richard negotiating and using commerce made & subscribed his certain first bill in exchange in writing according to the custom of merchants bearing the date the same date & year to certain William Hunt Merchant in London directed the same William Hunt residing in using Commerce in Lonon in Great Britain to wit at Prince George's County aforesaid and by the same bill requested the same William at fifty days sight of that his first bill of Exchange his second ____(?) third paid to pay unto the aforesaid Robert 10 pounds Sterling value received and place it to account of the said Robert after making thereof to court 15 December 1724 at London aforesaid exhibited and show the said William and said William was then & there by the order aforesaid according to the use and custom of merchants aforesaid requested to accept and pay the said bill to said order said Robert to said William before that having had 50 days sight thereof at London aforesaid to wit at Prince George's County aforesaid...has not accepted or paid to the said Robert...afterwards to wit 5 July 1726 at Prince George's County...Judgment...recover 12 pounds Sterling, 354 pounds tobacco.

8 March 1727

p.230

Present Mary Wedge of St. Barnard's parish spinster for having a base born Mullato child by Information of Thomas Harwood constable of Patuxent Hundred

 

27 June 1727

p.345-6

Elizabeth Moy's male child (being a malatto) born about the first of the Last month (May) is brought here into Court & being made known to the justices thereof & by Capt. Edward Sprigg with whom the said Elizabeth last lived that she had lately runaway as he believes out of this County it is ordered by Same court the malatto child be Sold to the best bidder ... Whereupon public notice being given by Simon Nicholl's Cryer of the court ... sold to Capt. Edward Sprigg until it arrives to the age of thirty one year's for 600 pounds of tobacco

p.358-9

Lord Proprietary vs. Mary Wedge } Malatto Bastardy Convict by confession ... Says that she is guilty of Malatto Bastardy ... child be a servant unto it arrive to the age of thirty one years and the said Mary be a servant for & during the space of seven years ... Malatto child aforesaid named Violetta Wedge born the fourth of March last as the said Mary's seven years service sold to Thomas Harwood master ... for 1200 pounds tobacco

p.359 Lord Proprietary vs. Negroe Daniel } Bastardizing ... by Mary Wedge ... twenty lashes

 

p.443, June 1727, William Hunt v. Richard Normansell, judgment attachment...1723 to paid Robert Perle for you 600 pounds tobacco.

p.473, Robert Perle v. William Calvert planter, Judgment attachment...June 28, William Calvert to 1 horse sold you for 600 pounds tobacco & one barrel of corn. Attachment issue.

p.489 22 August 1727

Present Mary Quando for having a base born child Thos. Stonestreet Constable

Present Mary Turner for bearing a base born child Thos Stonestreet Constable of Piscataway Hundred

Grand Jurors present Hannah Allin for bearing a base born child Servant woman to William Clark

p.551, Robert Pearle v. William Calvert. Condemnation on attachment. Sheriff's return: I certify to the Justices ...I have attached of the goods & valuables of the said William Calvert in the hands of Marsham Waring to the value of 970 pounds his inventory: 1 cowe, 2 yearlings } 500 pounds; 3 small dishes & plates 130 pounds; 1 yarn rug 80 pounds; 2 barrels of corn 160 pounds. Except if said William within one year & a day appear.

p.589, Robert Pearle v. John Bush, writ returned, countermanded by the plaintiff, copy declarative sent.

p.605 November 1727

present Prisilla Grae for bastardy Servant to Mrs. Sarah Magruder Senr. by information of Francis Pile

p.615

Ordered by the Court here that Margaret Quander & Mary Quander their petition setting forth that they are both free women & not Enjoyned by Law to pay Levies also that in the fourth Tuesday in June 1724 this Court here adjudged them not to be Taxables but still the Constable hath returned their names in his list & humbly pray the Justices their Consideration in order to retract that hardship. Petition be rejected.

 

p.617 28 November 1727

Ordered by the Court here that Jane Tukesbury's petition setting forth that she has served twenty one years past & praying for her freedom or that she may know how long she has to serve be rejected it being evident by the records of this Court that she is not intitled to her freedom.

p. 624

Lord Proprietary vs. Mary Quandoe } Bastardy Convict per confession ... be fined or suffer corporal punishment ... thirty nine lashes ... John Winn undertakes to pay court fees

p.625, Lord Proprietary vs. Mary Turner } Malatto bastardy Convict by Confession ... says that she is guilty ... a Negroe man belonging to William Pile commonly called Peter Smith beget on her body the Malatto afsd. ... be a servant for seven years ... child named Jane born the fifteenth day of August last as the said Mary's seven years sold unto James Weems ... process issue against the said Peter Smith.

p.625-6

Lord Proprietary vs. Hannah Allin bastardy Convict by confession ... says that she is guilty ... be fined or suffer corporal punishment ... refuses to discover the begetter and does not pay fine ... twenty lashes ... Master William Clarke

p.626

Lord Proprietary vs. Priscilla Grae } Malatto Bastardy ... says she is guilty ... it Seemeth to them that the afsd Priscilla is a malatto & that the bastard child she confesses herself guilty of having is by a Negroe for that it seemeth to the justices this is a case omitted out of the act of assembly relating to Servants & slaves to prepare a petition to the Lower house for determining the law in such cases ... servant of Mrs. Sarah Magruder

 

Court Record 1728-1729, March 1728-March 1729

26 March 1728

p.9

James Russell a Mullatoe by his petition humbly sets forth to the Justices of the Court here that during his Servitude he did marry Mary his wife a Mullatoe She being in her servitude but had the free consent of the late Notley Rozer Esqr. his master and Mr. John Pritchard her Master. That Mr. Pritchard (since he the petitioner was free) has insisted with him to pay for the Maintenance of his children for which purpose he has paid Mr. Pritchard the value of 3000 pounds of tobacco (as he the petitioner alledges) but that he still Insisteth for further satisfaction which the petitioner (as he sets forth) conceives to be a very great hardship on him so long as Mr. Pritchard has the benefit of his wife's labour. Especially since he gave her free Leave to marry with the petitioner and did not at that time make mention of any such thing and humbly prays the Justices here to order him Such redress as to them in their great goodness and charity shall think proper. Upon reading which petition ... rejected.

p.18, Peter Hoggins makes oath he attended three days, Richard Deacon that he attended four days as evidence for Charles Drury at suit of Robert Perle alias Malatto Robin. Roger Moody & Joseph Wilson that he attended 10 days for Robert Perle als Malatto Robin against Charles Drury.

p. 52, Robert Perle alias Malato Robin agst John Bursh} suit agreed Robert Perle alias Malato Robin agst John Bursh } Trespass ... agreed ... defendant agreeing to pay all costs

pp.65-7, Robert Perle alias Malato Robin agst Charles Drury, Non Pro's. Charles Drury was summoned to answer unto Robert Perle alias Malato Robin of a plea wherefore with force and armes an assault on him the said Robert Perle at the County aforesaid did make and he the said Robert did beat wound and Evilly treat so that of his life it was greatly despaired and other great enormities 6 October 1727 at Prince George's County with swords, staves and knives on him did beat wound...Justices considering the Circumstances of the Plaintiff who is a Malatta (born of a Negroe slave) and altho manumitted by his late mastter's will they declare unanimously they are of opinion that he is not qualified to take the clients oath directed by the act of assembly in such cases late made and provided and therefore incapable to prosecute any action at Law in this Court and for that the said Charles Drury has taken the clients oath according to the said act of assembly...said Robert take nothing by his writ, said Charles Drury recover against the said Perle alias Molatto Robin nine hundred and seventy two pounds of tobacco for his costs.

25 June 1728

p.129

Ordered that Elizabeth Grahames Petition for an allowance towards her relief under her sickly and indigent circumstances be rejected until such time as the petitioner make her case more plainly appear to the Court.

James Russell by his petition setting forth to the Justices of the Court that since the last time he was here last he went to see his wife and John Pritchett forewarned him of the plantation and will not suffer him to see her which (as he alledges) he thinks is very hard considering he gave him his consent to marry her before witness and the reason is he came to court to have justice done him, therefore he desires their worships direction and Counsell whether he can debarr him from going to see his wife or not. Rejected.

p.209, 211, Charles Drury agst. Robert Perle alias Molatto Robin case returned Coxi Satisfied (Perle sued for 972 pounds tobacco)

p.220

Thomas Bosley assignee Robert Perle alias Mallatto Robin assignee Thomas Williams against Abraham Wilson} Judgment confest

Thomas Bosley who was assignee of Thomas Williams of St. Mary's County of a plea he render unto him the said Thos. Bosley the full and just sum of 600 pounds which he owes. Wilson to pay 600 pounds of tobacco debt as well as 257 pounds o tobacco costs

 

27 August 1728

p.240,

James Halmeard in his proper person in Court here agrees with the Justices thereof for the seven Years Service Due to the County from a certain Mary Milner Now Servant to Mary Ann Powell on her the said Mary Milners Conviction of Malatto bastardy and Ingages to pay therefore twelve hundred pounds of Tobacco this Year and the said James to run all hazards of the said Servants living until the expiration of her time with her present Mistress.

p.241, James Pelly of Prince George's County planter by his petition he has a child of a certain Thomas Lloyd of Prince George's County planter deceased aged about two or three years, that his son Benjamin Lloyd who is executor of the last will of the said Thomas has given such securitys for his administration of the estate that he thinks they are insolvent, one being a Mullatto named Robin and also the other a certain Pettigreen Maquis a Smith that he the Petitioner is mentioned in the will as overlooker and being uncle to the aforesaid child having had it for above a year and nothing from the said Benjamin either for its sustenance or apparell...aforesaid Benjamin spends it...little the poor infant had left by his said father Thomas...summons issue for said Benjamin.

p.335

26 November 1728

It is adjudged by the Court that Priscilla Gray's Malatto male child fourteen months old at this time as it is said be a servant until he is thirty one years of age and that such service be the property of Mrs. Sarah Magruder in Consideration of her having kept it to this time vide her conviction November 1727

p.344 Lord Proprietary against Negro Peter Smith } Bastardizing Convict by Submission ... Mary Turner ... deposed that a Certain Negro man belonging to William Pile commonly called James Smith beget on her body the Malatto bastard child ... twenty five lashes

pp.346-7

Lord Proprietary against Mary Welch } Mallatto bastardy ... Thomas Harwood of Prince George's County brings into Court his Servant woman named Mary Welch and gives the Justices thereof to understand and be Informed that she has had lately a Malatto bastard. Whereupon the said Mary this day to wit 13 November 1728 ... says she is guilty and submits herself ... son named Henry, 2 months old the 28 instant bound until 31 years ... she to serve 7 years

p.348

Memorandum that on the twenty ninth day of August last James Peshly of Prince George's county planter by his petition then preferred humbly set forth to the Justices that he had a child of a certain Thomas Lloyd of Prince George's County planter deceased aged about two or three years and that his son Benjamin Lloyd who is executor of the last will and testament of the said Thomas has given such securities for his adminstr. of the estate that he thinks they are insolvent one being a Mullatto named Robin and the other a certain Pettigreen Maguis, a smith, that he the petitioner is mentioned in the said will of the aforesaid Thomas as an overlooker and is uncle to the afsd. child that he has had it for above a year and nothing from the said Benjamin either for its sustenance or apparell and that the little the poor infant has left by his father Thomas the afsd Benjamin spends it and no securitys that are valid to fly to and therefore humbly prayed the Justices that they would grant him a summons for the said Benjamin executor as aforesaid that he may give fresh and better security for his executorship and also order something for him to maintain the aforesaid child ... ordered summons issue for the said Benjamin to appear ... does not appear but makes default ... summons issue for his appearance at next court

26 November 1728

p.389, James Johnson v. Margaret Quando, debt 1200 pounds tobacco, fourth writ, coxy declaration sent returned cepi then agreed.

25 March 1729

p.407

We present Mary Hilleard for having a base born child by information of George Wells Constable of Patuxent Hundred

We the Grand jurors present a Malatto Woman Servant to Edward Willett commonly called Bess for having a base born child by information of Samuel Warner

p.410

Peregrine Mackanesse and Robert Perle by their petition humbly set forth to the Justices of the Court here that they at the Special Instance and request of Benjamin Lloyd became Joyntly bound unto his Lordship the Lord Proprietary in the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling with condition that the said Benjamin Lloyd should well and truly administer all and singular the goods chattles rights and credits which were of Thomas Lloyd his deceased father and a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattles and credits of the said deceased appraised in money and the same so made to exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the office for probate of wills and granting adminst. which said Benjamin caused the afsd. deceds. estate to be appraised and that the inventory thereof was never returned to make up with the commissary which the said Benjamin so to do was often desired by the said Mackanesse and Perle which he would not consent to by reason whereof the said Mackenesse and Perle issued out their writ directed to the sheriff of Prince George's County to take the said Benjamin into his custody which the sheriff according did and to save the said Mackaness and Perle harmless in being bound with him, by his certain deed of mortgage made over unto the said Peregrine Mackanesse and Robert Perle two pieces or parcels of land, two Negroes, and one white lad fifteen head of cattle, two horses, three mares, sixteen head of hogs besides household goods corn and tobacco on the plantation which deed was duely executed and acknowledged on the fifth of February Anno Domini 1728 by the said Benjamin and his wife before Philip Lee Esquire one of his Lordships Justices of the provincial Court of Maryland upon the execution and delivery of which deed of mortgage the said Benjamin was at the request of the said Makanesse and Perle discharged out of custody of the sheriff after which the said Mackanesse and Perle took the goods into possession until the said Benjamin should make up with the Commissary or otherwise save harmless and indemnify the petitioners which they cannot by any means do being at great expense and trouble in the affair and humbly pray the same Justices that as they have done their true indeavours to get him the said Benjamin to make up with the Commissary and being at some charge about it as they before alledged he refuses to do so and still continues to put them to much trouble that they the petitioners may have the care of the children and take the estate for their use into their possession or that they may be discharged therefrom Intirely and further desire the Justices here to consider their case and grant them some redress for the great trouble and expense they have been at and the loss of their time in seeking for relief as to the Justices her out of their great goodness shall seem meet ... rejected.

 

p.413 March Court 1729

Thomas India by his petition humbly sets forth to the Justices of the Court here that his Mother was brought into this province under Indentures as Others of his Majesties free Subjects are but for reasons unknown to him was detained in Servitude till her death. That she brought him an infant into the province that he was free born and baptized in England but Notwithstanding contrary to the Liberties and privileges of his Majesty's Subjects detained in Servitude and humbly prays the same Justices to Enquire into the causes of his the petitioners being so detained and if wrongfully to order him his discharge.

Ordered that Madam Eleanor Addison Mistress be summoned.

Eleanor Addison by her petition humbly sets forth to the Justices of the Court here that she received the order above mentioned by Indian Tom that was a Surprize to her being Ignorant of the affair but as the said Indian was Appraised to her as a Slave is bound to make her deduce that the time of her Summons for this Court is so Short she cannot be provided to Obviate what may be alledged on his part. Therefore begs the Justices ... next court

 

p.414, deposition of Eleanor Cusheca aged about 22 years that a small time after Christmas last past she was in company with some of Captain Richard Smith's Negroes and other Negroes belonging to some gentlemen living near the said Smith in the said Smith's kitchen and Quarter and they were discoursing of a negro man of Mr. John Miller's (then in company) being returned from the Monocosy Mountains whose name is Harry had absented himself a considerable time from his Master's service and had come home with an intent to visit his ship mates and he the said Harry informed the company that there were many Negroes among the Indians at Monococy. A Negro man of Mr. Thomas Brooks named Geo: and a negro woman of Colonel Darnall's named Beck acquainted the rest of the Company that the Indians would shortly come down among the English inhabitants and would kill all the white people.

p.415, Information is groundless.

 

Court Record Liber P, June 1729-Nov 1730

24 June 1729

p.2

Grand jurors present Elizabeth Grimes for having a base born child by the information of Edward Willett

p.9 Lord Proprietary vs. Malatto Bess } bastardy by confession ... 10 lashes serve her master Edward Willett six months

pp.9-10 Lord Proprietary vs. Elizabeth Grimes ... N.B. this and Mallatto Bess is the same person ... says that she is guilty ... declares that a certain Negro or Malatto Frank at William Digges beget on her body the bastard child born 25 March past be a servant to the age of thirty one years and the said Elizabeth for her offence be a servant for seven years to her master Edward Willett ... child sold to Ninian Willett for 400 pounds tobacco.

p.10, Ordered the Court here process issue against Negro or Mulatto Frank on the above information.

p.47, Robert Perle alias Maloto Robin agst. Gender Erickson. Action abated p. writ Deft's.

26 August 1729

p.125

Grand Jurors present Eliza. Reston of St. Barnaby's Parish for having a bastard child by information of John Henry.

p.136, Ordered that James Russell (a Malatto Man) take three children of his now in the family of John Pritchett in his own care and that unless he doe remove them with all convenient speed that he be chargeable for the maintenance of them.

p.139

Thomas India vs. Eleanor Addison ... his mother was brought into this province from under Indentures but for reasons unknown to your petitioner) was detained in Servitude till her death that she brought him an infant into the province that he was free born an baptized in England .. detained in servitude ... are of the Opinion that the petitioners mother was an Indian but Ordered by the Court return to .. until next court ... petitioner be free and discharged ... appeal .. appellee left at Liberty

 

 

p.265, William Read by his petition sets forth that one Catherine Thomas of this County a single woman very bigg with child and destitute of friends whom no one would receive into their house so that she must inevitably have perished in the woods had not he taken her in that deplorable condition where she was delivered of a Molatto and after twelve days extreme illness she departed this life during which time he had great care of and trouble with her and gave her a decent burial for which trouble and charge he craves such a reasonable allowance as their worships shall seem meet...be allowed 300 pounds tobacco.

 

p.269, Philip Mason brings to the Justices of the Court here a certain female Malato child born the twenty sixth instant said to be the daughter of a certain Catherine Thomas deceased for fifty pounds of tobacco to be immediately paid and applied towards defraying the county charge.

25 November 1729

p.280 Elizabeth Reston, bastardy convict by confession ... Thomas Fletchall became security as well the fine imposed

p.294, Isaac Lansdale v. John Green, this say John Camden and John Townley of Prince George's County Innholders and Robert Perle of said county carpenter and Peregrine Mackaness blacksmith came into court and became pledges & manucaptors for said Green.

23 June 1730

p.410

Lord Proprietary vs. Mary Turner }Bastardy Convict by confession ... be fined or suffer corporal punishment ... fifteen lashes ... master James Weems to deliver her up to the justices at the expiration of her time to be sold for fees

p.418, James Russell, Labourer v. John Pritchett, 708 pounds tobacco (was adjudged for his costs & charges which to the same James Russell in Court by discretion of the Justices were adjudged for his costs about his defense had sustained on a plea of trespass upon the case by the said Pritchett against the said James Russell...parties plaintiff who their writs in such pleas do not prosecute or in the same shall be precluded whereof the said John Pritchett was convict. Sheriff returns on the back of the writ copi satisfied.

25 August 1730

p.454, Ruled by the Court here that Summons do not issue against Alexander Treaguear & Mary his wife Executrix of John Cash & Peregrine Mackanesse & Robert Perle securities for Benjamin Lloyd executor of of Thomas Lloyd to give securities for the balance of the said decedant's estate, the same being secured already.

p.456

warrant issue to the sheriff against Anthony Hill (a Mallatto man) said to belong to Capt. Richard Smith to answer for runaway time due from him to his said master Elizabeth Smith wife of said Richard, Quaker, said Anthony while servant six years last past unlawfully absented himself for six months. by his attorney William Cumming objected against any claim of servitude due from him alledging he was a Mallatto born of a white woman & that persons in his Circumstances ought not to serve for runaway time. considered by justices is not lyable to serve for any time he absented himself before his arrival at the age of 31 years ... seemeth to the same Justices that this is a Case ? out of the act of assembly relating to servants & slaves. It is ordered that a representation of it be laid before the assembly next sessions

 

p.462 Process Lord Proprietary against Negro or Mallatto Frank be Struck off the Dockett

 

pp.489-495, Robert Perle als Dictus Malatto Robin v. Peter Hoggens, carpenter, adm of Gunder Erikson} Judgment when asselds

...to answer unto Robert Perle of a plea of trespass upon the case, said Robert by his attorney Richard Frances complains said Gunder was justly indebted to him 1 March 1726 4,246 pounds of tobacco and 28 pounds, 5 shillings beinf for sundry things which lye properly in an account as by a particular account thereof herewith into court brought may appear:

1726, to building a 20 foot hen house with petitions & nests 450

to 413 foot of building for your garden 413

To 366/2 foot of ditto your yard of 2d 733

to 60 foot of ditto added to your kitchen 120

to 80 ditto about your grave yard 160

to 2 harroughs 100

to Ground selling braseing & money & repairing of 2 houses 800

to 1 house 15 foot long Nichilas Bromley 500

to 1 pair trucks lent you 150

to getting 65 posts, 130 rails & 1,300 poles & tendance 600

To 1 tunn of cask 160

to 1 Tunn of Cask & found heading 60

total 4246

 

1726, to 3 bushells Beans 0/12/0

to 76 lb of alld fed beafe 1/2/2

to your assumption for Capt. Watt's 8/1/0

To 2 lb gunn powder 0/6/0

27 August 1730, said Robert Perle recover agst the said Peter Hoggens 4,246 pounds tobacco and 28 pounds, 5 shillings & 452 pounds tobacco costs.

 

24 November 1730

p.588

Thomas Harwood ... to keep Mary Wedge's Malatto child until March Court next in consideration of 400 pounds tobacco

 

Liber R Court Record 1730-1732

23 March 1730/1

p.2

Grand Jury present Priscilla Gray for having a base born child by the information of Francis Piles Constable of Mount Calvert Hundred

p.3

Thomas Harwood buys Mary Wedge's female Malatto child named Ann born the twenty ninth day of September last for one hundred pounds of tobacco

p.5

Priscilla Gray alias Malatto Priscilla's male child named Dick about three months is by the Justices of the Court here bound unto Lingaw Wilson until he arrive to the age of twenty one years.

p.13-4

Lord Proprietary vs. Priscilla Gray }Bastardy convict by confession ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... be fined or suffer corporal punishment ... five lashes ... serve mistress Sarah Magruder nine months for the trouble

 

June 1731

p.143, John Maddox assignee of Richard Cross v. Henry Quando, plea of trespass upon the cae. will not further prosecute. Henry Quando recover against said Maddox 360 pounds of tobacco his costs.

24 August 1731

p.201 Negro Forester prefers petition ... kept & detained for a slave by Mr. George Noble .. son of a cetn. Susan who came into ye province by Indetr. but villainously sold for a slave to Capt Baynes formerly of Charles County by it has been sufft.ly proved last year before ye Courts by ? Acotn that my said mother came in a free woman as appeared in ye case depending between Madm. Addison & my Brother Thomas who was set free by their honors ye Just. of ye Prvl. Court ye petitioner prays ye Cts. to grant that a record may be made that he may enjoy his freedom as his brother has oblg. his as afsd. & yr pet. ... be referred to the Justice of the next county court

pp.217-8,

Margaret Brown confessed to bastardy 7 lashes serve 12 months for trouble and loss of work & paying fees & this day to wit the 5 October 17th year. William Mull of Anne Arundell County 2,000 pounds of tobacco security indemnify maintaining the child female child born 5 last April

pp. 219-20

5 October 1731: Ann Jones petition I haveing a Malatto woman there for having a base born Child the Court not doing any Business she was committed to prison which run me to a great charge. I beg the court ... may be discharged and I beg to please to order me the charges by servitude, I haveing sent sufficient security to keep the child off the county. Wm Mull a man in good Circumstances ... prayer of petitioner already granted

 

23 November 1731

p.274

Grand Jury presentments:

Eliza. Grimes at Edward Willett's for basterdy

Margarett Oakley of Neall's Quarter for Mallatto basterdy.

p.304

Negro Forester preferr'd to the Justices thereof his petition ... kept and detained for a slave by Mr. George Noble, son of a certain Susan who came into this province by Indenture but villainously sold for a slave to Capt. Baynes formerly of Charles County ... proved before your Worships by Mr? Acot said Mother came in a Free woman as appeared in the Case depending between Madam Addison and my Brother Thomas who was set free by the Justice of the Provll. Rejected

 

28 March 1731/2

p.401-2

Lord Propery vs Elizabeth Grimes bastardy convict by confession ... says she is guilty ... be fined or suffer corporal punishment ... ten lashes ... Edward Willett master undertakes to pay ... serve 12 months trouble and charges ... he agrees she shall be free last day of October 1733 child named Rachel bound to Edward Willett til 16

p.402

28 March 1731/2 Margaret Ockeley Presented for Malatto bastardy but found to be otherwise ... same was begot by an Indian, 15 lashes ... Ralph Fisher undertakes to pay costs

 

27 June 1732

p.522, present Mary Wise of Potuxon Hundred for bastard bearing by info William Smith constable

p.541

William Johnson a negro complains to the Court her that he is a free negro, that he came into Maryland with Capt William Spaven

some time in February 1729 has been since sold by the said Speven to Coll. Joseph Bell for his live & prays the same court to Inquire int the truth of the premises & that he may discharged It is ordered by the court that William Spaven & Coll. Joseph Belt attend the Justices here immediately Spaven acknowledges that he met with the said negro in London who complained that he was in great necessity & very much indisposed & that the said negro asked Capt Spaven on what Voyage he was bound out & he wold go with him that he acquainted the negro he was going for Maryland that after his arrival there he sold the said negro to Coll. Belt for his life & that the negro was present & gave his consent there to ... serve Coll Joseph Belt or his assigns five years to commence from his arrival in this province & no more

p.543-4

Lord Proprietary vs. Catherine Graham } Malatto bastardy Convict by Confession ... says that she is guilty ... declares that negro or Malatto Nasy belonging to Mr. Henry Darnall begat on her body the bastard child afsd. ... six weeks old the 28 June instant & named Hannah be a servant until it arrive to the age of thirty one years ... said Catherine Graham be a servant for seven years ... child sold to Sarah Clagett daughter of Thomas Clagett Senr. ... Capias issue against Negro or Malatto Nasy

27 June 1732

p.631, Henry Quando v. John Maddox, assignee of Richard Cross, 360 pounds of tobacco his costs. on back of writ: non est inventus.

 

Court Record August 1732-March 1734

22 August 1732

pp.6-7 bail for Malatto Nasy ... Henry Darnall Jr., five pounds security for slave of said Henry Darnall

p.13 Lord Proprietary vs. Malatto Nasy convict of Bastardizing ... certain Catherine Graham ... begat on her body ... says that he is guilty ... pay fine or suffer corporal punishment ... pays thirty shillings

p.14

27 June in the eighteenth year of our lordships etc. presented Mary Wise for Malatto bastardy ... and now this day the 4th Tuesday in August in the 18th year ... says she is guilty of Malatto bastardy & submits herself etc. ... bastard child afsd named Becky nine weeks old the 21 August ... until she arrive to 31 years... Whereupon the Servitude of the Malatto bastard child afsd as well as of the said Mary Wise are by the Justices hereof sold unto Robert Wells for 1500 pounds of tobacco ... she a servant until 25 December 1733

p.75

Whereas Thomas Bosley assignee of Robert Perle who was assignee of Thomas Williams ... vs Abraham Wilson was convicted of detaining debt of 600 pounds tobacco and 257 pounds tobacco which to the same Thomas Bosley in his Lordships same court were adjudged as well for his costs and charges

 

28 November 1732

p.117, The Rev. Mr. John Freser prefers to the Court...having by Thomas Middleton, Jr., constable of the upper part of Piscataway hundred sustained by his neglect and omitance in returning the taxables last year...divers persons not returned...Malatto Sue-1

p.118

Lord Proprietary va Priscilla Gray a Mollatto Woman born of a white Woman convict of Malatto Bastardy by confession ... 4 Tuesday in Nov declares that Malatto George belonging to Mr. William Digges begat the child born 3 August last named William serve 31 years and Priscilla serve 7 years

p.164

Ordered that Thomas Harwood keep Mary Wedge's youngest Malatto child until next June Court and that he be allowed for it then.

 

27 March 1732/3

p.246 Mary Wedge of Patuxent Hundred presented for a base born child by info of William Smith Constable

p.259 Posthumas Thornton against Pareygreen Mackaness and Robert Perle agreed

 

p.286

Upon the information of Wm Smith present a Mullatto Woman (not being a slave) named Mary alias Moll belonging to Henry Dick for bastard bearing.

p. 297-8

Lord Proprietary vs. Mary Wedge } Mallatto Bastardy, Convict by Confession ... On 27 March 1733 Mary Wedge presented and now on this 26 June 1733, says she is guilty. ... serve 7 years, bastard child afsd. William born 8 February last, serve to 31 sold to Dr. James Boswell

p. 298 Thomas Harwood for keeping a Malatto Child

p.301

Mollatto Mary alias Moll belonging to Henry Dick ... Convict by confession of Mollatto Bastardy ... certain Negro man named Prince belonging to James Hollyday Esquire begat on her body the Mulatto Bastard afsd. child named Hannah six months old serve until 31 years ... she serve seven years

 

28 August 1733

p.398

Margaret Quando her petition ... having for these two years past paid Levys for herself and Daughters the which was never Required of her by the county before. Humbly prays that your Worships would please to take into yr Consideration the poor Circumstances and weak condition of yr poor petitioner by discharging her from paying the same and your petitioner as in Duty bound will ever pray etc. ... rejected.

p.405-6

Abigail Tent your petitioner is sixty seven years of age and cripple & incapable of supporting herself prays your worships to make her Levy free ... Ordered by the Court here that the petitioner have the effect of her prayer.

p.406 Elizabeth Riston her petition. your Petrs. mother was a Molatto born of a White woman and your Petrs. father a White man that your petitioner was taken as a Taxable person which she conceives ought not by any law to have been. ... rejected.

pp.407,8

Lord Proprietary vs. Elizabeth Welch } Bastardy convict per confession ... pay fine or suffer corporal punishment ... ten lashes ... Thomas Gatton has service adjudged him from Elizabeth Welch six months exclusive of her present time

 

27 November 1733

p.478, John Burgess petition. Your petitioner's wife was born & baptized in England of Free Parents and by whom her passage was apid for to the province and duirng such her continuance was deemed to be as other free women not subject to taxes and not withstanding which Mr. Samuel Magruder as Constable has taken as a taxable, your petitioner conceiving it to be a hardship upon him...remit him such and also she be adjudged as one not subject thereto...petitioner's wife above mentioned be Levy free for the future.

p.505-6

Lord Proprietary vs. Negro Prince } a certain Mallatto Moll ... informed that a Certain Negro man named Prince belonging to James Hollyday Esq. had begat on her body a Mallatto Bastard ten lashes

p. 587

Richard Marsham Waring vs. Mollatto Robin alias Robert Perle

agreed

 

26 March 1734

p.597

Present Mary Wedge servant woman of Mr. Thomas Harwood for having a Mallatto Bastard, Wm Smith constable of Patoxon Hundred

 

Court Record 1734-1735

June 1734-Nov. 1735

27 August 1734

p.108

Lord Proprietary vs. Mary Wedge } Mallatto Bastardy Convict by confession ... says that she is guilty ... serve seven years ... Bastard Child named Ned be a servant to 31 ... Thomas Harwood allowed one hundred pounds for keeping the child until this time

 

25 March 1735

p. 292 Elizabeth Grimes presented for bastardy by info of John Clagett Constable of Mt. Calvt. Hundred

p.299

Graham, Elizabeth her petition formerly served Thos. Gatton Senr. Deceased & has been resident in the sd County Since in which time Petr. hath endeavd. to Maintain herself ... Distemper and not having wherewithal

pp.323-4

Perle Robert alias Malatto Robin against Israel Folgate attachment ... 600 pds tobacco plea of trespass upon the case sheriff returned attachment of the estate in the hands of Robert Nichols, Elizabeth Forgatt

p.351 Priscilla Gray presented ... Mary Wedge presented

p.357, Lord Proprietary vs. Catherine Graham } Mallatto Bastardy ... 25 March 1735 declares that a certain Negro Taff Belonging to Daniel Carroll of Upper Marlborough Town, Gen.t Begat on her Body the Malatto Bastard Child. said child 31 years Catherine 7 years

Lord Proprietary vs. Priscilla Gray } Malatto Bastardy, Convict by confession ... presented Malatto Priscilla ... cannot gainsay ... a Negro Begat ... Child is dead ... serve seven years.

24 June 1735

p.409 Process issue against Malatto George for Bastardizing

p.410

Lord Proprietary vs. Mary Wedge } Malatto bastardy convict by confession ... cannot gainsay ... was Begott by a Negro ... child is dead ... be a servant for seven years ... Thomas Harwood master

 

24 June 1735

pp.414-5

Richard Cambridge (a Negro) preferred to the Justices of the Last County Court held at Upper Marlborough Town in the County of Prince George's on the fourth Tuesday in March Last past his certain petition contained in these Words following (Vizt.) May it please your Worships to hear Your poor Object the petitioner Richard Cambridge Came into this County For Seven Years and had Indentures Drawn in England and My Master Made away with them thinking he might make me serve my life time which I hope your Worships will do Justice and Take into Consideration and your petitioner will think himself in their Bounty to pray for yours and your posterity I came in the Rosepink Burden Croosbey Commander and the Capt. is De and I have no Body to Justify this But the son that Came in with me and please your worship he sold me for my life time to Anthony Waters the horse Courser and my Servitude has been done would by my Indenture the 1 Day of his instant 1735. My master's name is John Smith att the head of Spicers Creek in Prince George's County Upon Reading which petition it was ruled by the Court then that the Same be Continued. Until the Next County Court .. Petitioner by William Cumming his Attny. and John Smith by Thomas Clark his Attorney ... afsd Richard Cambridge the petitioner be absolutely free from him the sd John Smith & that he recover agst the Sd John Smith freedom dues as specified in the Act of Assembly in such cases made provided 30 shillings ... his delaying the petitioner in his service from the 1 March last past until this time also 288 pounds of tobacco costs

pp.452-4 Perle Robert alias Malatto Robin against Israel Folgate ... attachment according to the directions of the Acto for Assembly provided that of the goods Chattels or Credits of the sd Israel in his Bailiwick 600 pds tobacco as 500 pds for costs ... said Robert have condemnation in the hands of the sd Robert Nicholls of the Goods in the Inventory above specified of the value of twenty shillings current money for his default &c in the hands of the sd John Lawson of the cow & calf & mare & colt in the value of 3800 pds tobacco ..effects of the sd Israel Folgate

 

26 August 1735

pp.543-4

Lord Proprietary vs. Elizabeth Grimes } convict of Bastardy by confession ... denies to discover the begetter ... fifteen lashes

25 November 1735

p.642

Robert Perle prefers to the Court here the following petition ... your petitioner is possessed of a plantation through which turneth the main road which at present is very Detrimental to your petitioner by reason of the peoples rideing through & leaving open the gate as the same may be turned convenient to all persons he humbley hopes there may be Order for so doing ... Ordered referred to Messrs. Thomas Gantt, Patrick Sim & John Smith Gent. they doing therein what to them in their discretion shall seem reasonable Regard being had to the conveniency of all persons concerned.

p.655 Israel Falgate vs. Robert Perle als. Malatto Robin Case after one imparlance agreed each party paying half costs

p.672-3

Robert Perle vs. James Burton} Judgment Attachment ... Burton's goods attached for a four pound sterling debt to Perle.

 

Court Proceedings 1736-1738

23 March 1735/6

p.5 present Yellow Kate servant to Capt. Thornton for bastardy James Magruder constable

p.6 (on the back of a presentment) Examination of a certain Giles Dennis a Malatto said to belong to Daniel Bouan in Charles County Taken before John Bell Junr. Gent. on the seventh day of February last past.

 

p.8, Michael Ury pays into the hands of the said Alexander Contee (clerk of the Court) seven pounds, 15 shilliings paper bils being his purchase money of Ann Christian Smaw's time of Servitude for Two Mallatto Bastards.

 

p.11, Ordered ... that Negroe Taff (a slave belonging to Daniel Carroll of Upper Marlborough Town) charged with getting a Bastard Child on a certain Catherine Graham ... agst whom several capias's have been returned not est ... be with all convenient speed carried before the Worshipfull ... to receive corporal punishment

 

p.12, The overseers of the Upper Part of Mattapany Hundred do with all convenient speed with the assistance of the male Taxable Labourers to his Precinct Belonging clear the old Road from Mattapany Lower Bridge through James Hoyes old field and the Farm old field to the plantation of Mr. Francis Waring now in the occupation of Robert Perle and the doing thereof be under direction of Colonel Hollyday.

 

p.15, Lord Prop vs Ann Christian Snaw Double Malatto Bastardy confession 24 March 1735/6 Two Malatto Bastard children: Elizabeth Two Years old & Peter four months old sold be servants until they arrive to the age of 31 ... to Reverend Jacob Henderson for in consideration of the trouble & charges her time sold to Michael Ury (14 years) for seven pounds 15 shillings current money

pp.41-2, Lord Proprietary vs. Priscilla Gray } Malatto Bastardy, convict by confession. Submits herself of the Judgment of the court here...the Malatto child aforesaid Namely Phill one month old be a servant until he arrives to the age of thirty one and the said Priscilla for her offence be a servant for seven years to be applyed to the use of the inhabitants of the County as also twenty one years on her three former convictions for the same offence, sold to her master William Magruder for three thousand pounds tobacco.

22 June 1736

p.46

present Mary Wedge servt to Thomas Harwood for having a Malattoe Bastard

p.51

Memorandum this day ... John Orchard, planter ... Thos Swann & Robert Perle ... planters entered into & executed a certain writing obligatory in seventy one pounds eleven shillings ... to be paid unto William Rine, John Rine, James Rine, Joseph Rine and Nathaniel Rine with condition that sd John Orchard or some person on his behalf shall & do well & truly satisfy and pay unto the above named ... their respective parts or portions of their decd. father's Darby Rine's estate.

p.60-1

Lord Proprietary vs. Mary Wedge }Malatto Bastardy Convict by Confession ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... be a servant for seven years ... child be a servant to thirty one ... sold unto Robert Perle for 2 pounds one shilling current money

p.63, Robert Perle vs. Eleanor Greenfield, widow and adminstratrix of James Greenfield } to answer plea of trespass upon the case, said James Greenfield did on 24 November 1733 his certain note and bill in writing James Sheals to Pay Robert Pearl 700 pounds tobaccco, said Greenfield became chargeable to pay the said Robert Pearl...plaintiff will not further prosecute...pay Greenfield her costs.

24 August 1736

p.151

Anne Riston & Alice Riston prefer to the Court here the following petition ... your petitioners are daughters of Eliza. Riston by a white man & are taken by the Constable of the Hundred where they live to be Returned as taxables. That your petrs. conceive by no Law they ear taxables and therefore pray your Worships on consideration of the premises ... order them to be struck off the list of taxables. It is ordered by the Court that the petitioners have the effect of their prayer.

Negro Sarah prefers ... petition Certain Mary Walker then under Custody of the sheriff being in Travels sent for your petitioner to deliver her and attend her during her illness she being unable to make satisfaction ... ten shillings

p.155-6

Elizabeth Riston prefers to the court her the following petition ... you petitioner is Daughter of Abigail Tent a free Molatto Woman & was taken as a taxable by the Constable where she lives .. conceives she not a Taxable ... prays struck out of the list Petr. have the Effect of her prayer

 

22 March 1736/7

p.313 present Dorothy living at Mr. Christopher Edelen for having a Malatto Bastard.

p.317-8

Lord Proprietary vs. Robert Whitakers Hannah } Malatto Bastardy Convict by inspection ... says she cannot gainsay but that she is guilty Inspection of the Bastard Child afsd by the Justices thereof being had for that it seemeth to them that the child afsd. is a Malatto it is considered by the same Court that the Chid afsd. (being a male and abt. three months old) be a servant until it arrives to the age of thirty one years and the sd Hannah for her offence afsd be a servant seven years ... sold to Francis Lee Gent. for 15 pounds current money payable at the expiration of the sd Hannah's time of servitude with her current master Robert Whitaker

p.321-2 Dorothy Clements servant of Christopher Edelen confesses to bastardy ... John Hepburn Labourer who is fled into Virginia (as she Says) Begat on her ... fifteen lashes

p.324

Ordered that Francis Lee appear here the twenty fifth instant to take care of a Malatto Child of Hannah Servt. to Mr. Robert Whitaker which he purchased this sessions.

 

28 June 1737

p.414

Present Mary Wedge for a base born child by info of Mr. Samll. White ... present a Malatto woman named Jane Living at Mr. Richard Keens for a base born child by information of Mr. John Clegett

p.415

present a Mallatto Woman named Elizabeth Grimes for a base born child by information of Mr. John Clagett

 

23 August 1737

p.497

James a Malatto Child of Jane Normans now servt. to Richard Keene aged as tis said two months is by the court here sold to Edward Swanson for six pounds two shillings until the age of twenty one years.

p.504

Lord Proprietary vs Mary Wedge } Mallatto Bastardy Convict by Confession ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... being a girl born ye ninth instant) be a servant until it arrive to ye age of thirty one years & that Mary Wedge be a servant for seven years ... child sold to Henry Boteler

pp.504-5

Lord Propry. vs. Richard Keene's Jane convict by confession

a Mallatto woman named Jane Living at Mr. Richard Keens 20 lashes serve one year & half for the trouble of his house...

p.573, Present by information of Robert Brook's Mary King and Malatto Bess and Catherine Dane for selling Liquors in their Houses at Ordinary prices.

22 November 1737

p.595-6

L.P. vs Elizabeth Grimes Bastardy ... confessed ... 10 lashes ... Mordecai Mitchell planter undertakes that the fees due the officer of the court shall & truly be paid

p.597-8

L.P. vs Yellow Cate, Malatto Bastardy convict by confession 4th Tuesday in November belonging to Mary Clagett widow guilty of Malatto bastardy ... seemeth to the Justices that the Child is Begotten by a Negro ... child namely Moses be a servant until he arrive to the age of 31 ... Yellow Cate ... 7 years ... sold to Mary Clagett for the trouble per her payment of the fees due to the officers of the court ... Charles Clagett security that she will be delivered to the Court at end of her indenture

 

28 March 1737/8

p.646 present Molatto Nann for having a base born child living at Thos. Edelens by information of Robt. Wade Junr.

p.659-60

John Smith Prather, innholder security for Elizabeth Grimes

 

Liber X, Court Record 1738-1740 March 1738-June 1740

27 June 1738

pp.42-3

L.P. vs Malatto Nan Malatto Bastardy confession

presented Malatto Nan living at Thomas Edelins Junr. in March 1738 a Negro man named Robert belonging to Ignatius Gardiner is begetter child now dead ... serve seven years ... process issue to Robert

 

22 August 1738

p.108 Pricilla Gray presented for Bastardy. info William Magruder

p.109 Newmal a Mallatto ... Petition Mother being a White Woman yr. Petitioner Conceives that he is Intitled to his Liberty Detained as Slave by Samuel Nailor ... November Court

p.117, L.P. vs Ignatius Gardiners Negro Robert ... confession ... bastardy ... a certain Mallatto Nan gave the justices to understand that a Negro man belonging to Ignatius Gardiner had Begot on her Body a Mallatto...cannot gainsay...5 lashes.

p.119

Lord Proprietary vs. Grace Nichols }Bastardy Convict per Confession Court will advise as to Mallatto Bastardy ... a certain Grace Nichols of the County afsd Spinster was guilty of having a bastard child & now at this day sd Grace says she is guilty but it being suggested to the Court that the Bastard child is a Mallatto. Ordered John Hepburn Gent. take Salome Docura (Mistress of the sd Grace Nicholls her recognizance at the next County Court when inspection in the premises may be better had and Mary White agrees to take care of the bastard child

p.176, present Molatter Jane Servant to Mar. Richard Keene for having a base born child by info of Keene

 

28 November 1738

p.192, Richard Keene his Mallatto Jane's Male child being now twom Months old is by the Court here bound to Walter Brooke, Gent., until it arrive to age of twenty one years & in consideration of two pounds, tenn shillings current money allowed him the said Walter in the next County Levy, he promices during the term aforesaid to give the said child a years schooling and at the expiration a decent suit of apparel.

 

Mary Nicholls daughter Grace Nicholls bound to Mary White until she comes of age.

 

Mary Wedge's Mallatto child named Samuel Born the 31 day October last bound to Thomas Harwood to the age of thirty one & in consideration of its infancy 15 shillings allowed said Harwood in the next county Levy.

p.197-8

Lord Proprietary vs. Yellow Cate } Mallatto Bastardy Convict by confession ... a certain Negro slave belonging to Thomas Gantt Gent. named Yarrow is the begetter ... serve seven years child named Dick four years old the fifteenth day of last August be a servant to 31

Lord Proprietary vs Grace Nichols } Bastardy convict by inspection vide page 119 ... child afsd is not a Mallatto ... suffer corporal punishment or fine ... five lashes

p.199

Lord Proprietary vs. Priscilla Gray } Mallatto Bastardy convict per confession ... confesses but denys to discover the father ... serve seven years child named Jo born the ninth day of August last be a servant til 31 ... disposed of to William Magruder master of said Priscilla

p.200

Lord Proprietary vs Mallatto Jane } Bastardy convict by confession ... be fined or suffer corporal punishment ... fifteen lashes ... serve her master Richard Keene twelve months for trouble

p.201 John Smith Prather's recognizance for Elizabeth Grimes' appearance next court

p.269, Lord Proprietary vs Mallatto Nan belonging to Thomas Gantt, Junr.

Malatto Bastardy confesses that James Cann, a free Mallatto Man is the Begetter of the Bastard child ... five lashes ... serve 12 months Thomas Gantt Jr. ... child named Nasey aged eight months bound to Gantt til 21 years.

p.270, Doctor Haswell pay Mr. Basil Beckwith eight pounds, 15 shillings out of his purchase of Yellow Cate & her Mallatto child's servitude in discharge of his account of Inquests against the County this year.

27 March 1738/9

p.285 Lord Proprietary Negro Yarrow fornication, acquit for want of evidence ... slave of Thomas Gant Gent. by Yellow Cate

p.286

Lord Proprietary vs. Yellow Cate } Mallatto Bastardy, convict by confession ... belonging to Dr. John Haswell ... cannot gainsay ... serve seven years child being named Nan said to be two years old ye last day of February last past be a servant til 31

pp.286-7

Lord Proprietary vs Yellow Cate } Bastardy convt. by confession ... cannot gainsay ... serve seven years ... child named Charles one year old next October serve til 31 children sold to afsd. John Haswell for 12 pounds

 

26 June 1739

p.349

Margaret Quander prefers her petition ... being upwards of seventy years of age & entirely incapable of doing any laborious work her chief dependance being upon her children ... there has been a levy laid on her for some years past which she most humbly prays may be taken off ... petitioner have the effect of her prayer.

p.364 John Smith Prather security for Elizabeth Grimes selling liquor without a license

pp.366-7

Molatto Newmal vs Samuel Nailor Petition for Freedom Petitioner's Mother being born of a White Woman yr. Petr. conceives that he is intitled to his Liberty Notwithstanding which he is detained as a slave by Mr. Samuel Nailor ... be Absolutely free ... recover 623 pounds of tobacco costs

 

p.367, Robert Perle vs. James Greenfield's administrator } impleaded Eleanor Greenfield trespass upon the case...200 pounds tobacco.

p.371, said Eleanor recover costs.

28 August 1739

p.435

present Molatto Ann Liveing at Thomas Edelen Junr. by info of Henry Lowe Constable of the upper part of Piscattaway Hundred

present Mellatto Margaret living at Meredith Davis by info of Charles Burgess constable of Western Branch Hundred

p.442

Lord Proprietary vs Susannah Grimes Mallatto Bastardy Convict by Confession ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... serve seven years ... child named Nelly born ye twenty fifth day of June be a servant til 31 ... sold to Edward Willett.

p.444 Edward Willett security for a certain Elizabeth Grimes her appearance

p.481

Mallatto Newmall vs Samuel Naylor returned Cepi satisfied by Ptf

 

27 November 1739

pp.514-5

Lord Proprietary vs Mullatto Anne at Thos. Edelen's Junr. convict by confession 10 lashes ... 2 months ... son named Benjamin born 8 July last bound to Edelen to age of 21

pp.515-6 Lord Proprietary vs Mallatto Margaret at Meredith Davis's ... confession 10 lashes ... serve 12 months

p.516

Lord Proprietary vs. Mulato Bess Nolle Prosequi ... did keep an Ordinary House Sell & Utter & did Cause to be sold Rum & other Liquors the Clerk of Indictments says he will not further prosecute

p.518 Edward Willett recognizance in ten pounds for a certain Eliza Grimes appearance ... be discharged

 

25 March 1739/40

p.566 present Melattow Rebeccah living at Saml Selbys for having a base born child by info. of William Groome constable of Mount Calvert Hundred

p.569

Lord Proprietary vs. Mallatto Jane Bastardy confession ... pays 30 shillings fine ... serve six months for trouble and expenses ... child a female 2 months old bound to Peter Albin to 16 years ... he to teach to read and provide suit

p.573

Lord Proprietary Mallatto Cate Bastardy } servant of John Haswell ... a Mallatto Child confessed ... denies it was begotten by a Negro or Mallatto ... a female is not above 3 weeks old whereby it is hardly possible to discover whether it is a Mallatto or not given to sd Mallatto Cate until August next for ye justices here their judgment to render

 

24 June 1740

p.653 present Mulatto Jane belonging to Alexr. Contee for a Mulatto Bastard Child

pp.654-5

Lord Proprietary vs Mallatto Rebecca confession living at Samuel Selbys ... 15 lashes ... Samuel Selby 5 pounds security to deliver to ye justices at the expiration of her term to reimbursement of fees

p.661 Catherine Graham Mallatto Bastardy confession serve 7 years child named Sarah, 2 months old serve till 31 years bound to John Clagett of Rock Creek

 

Court Proceedings 1740-1742

26 August 1740

p.1, On information of Samuel Taylor [upper part of Mattapony Hundred] present Martha Harry (Harvy?) for a Mollatto Bastard

pp.6-7 Mallatto Cate Bastardy ... confesses ... serve seven years ... child serve 31 years sold to John Haswell ... master deliver up to court when servitude expires ...

pp.8-9 Lord Proprietary vs. Anne living at George Scotts convict of Mallatto Bastardy by confession ... she is guilty of having a Malatto Bastard ... serve seven years ... child named Charity two years old be a servant to 31 ... sold to William Murdock Gent. for 2,400 pounds of tobacco & ye service of ye sd child is sold unto George Scott afsd for 800 pounds of toba to be applyed as afsd ye Petr of ??Thos Haughton have ye effect of his prayer giving security.

p.19 Lord Proprietary vs Mallatto Jane Mallatto Bastardy} confesses ... serve seven years ... child named Sarah born 5 February 1740 serve 31 years said Malatto Child is sold to ye sd Alexr Contee

p.76 James Russell vs. Elizabeth Grimes alias Malatto Bess Case agreed

 

25 November 1740

p.83 Jurors present Eliz. Grimes for base born child by info. of William Groome

 

24 March 1740/1

p.187 present Priscilla Gray for having a base born child

p.194

Lord Proprietary vs Mulatto Nan belonging to Basil Waring bastardy confession ... does not pay fine ... 10 lashes

p.195, Priscilla Gray's Mulatto child being a Boy be a servant unto William Magruder until he shall arrive to the age of thirty one years in consideration of the said Magruder's paying all the fees that shall become due to the officers of the Court.

p.203-4

Lord Proprietary bastardy by confession Elizabeth Grimes ... does not pay her fine ... 10 lashes

p.227, George Parker v. Robert Perle } Judgment on Verdt for Quer

Robert Perle planter was attached to answer in plea of trespass, agreed to pay 900 pounds of tobacco for tract of land called Part of Whims acre and Archer's Pasture belonging to said Parker from 31 July 1735 to 20 November. Said Robert by Henry Darnall his attorney did not assume upon himself...Jury...assigns damages 900 pounds tobacco also 1,765 pounds tobacco for costs.

23 June 1741

pp.286-7 Lord Proprietary vs Prissilla Gray Molatto Bastardy by confession ... serve seven years ... William Magruder undertakes to pay fees

p.287

Lord Proprietary vs Molatta Jane belonging to Richard Keene ... pays 30 shillings fine ... serve 12 months for trouble and expense Keene be allowed 100 pounds of tobacco for his trouble and expense in taking care of the bastard child until next November court.

25 August 1741

p.395

Thomas Riston vs Archibald Moore

Case after Three Imparl Declaration filed Agreed.

24 November 1741

p.474, Richard Marsham Waring overseer of Mattapony Hundred, middle part, James Russell upper part, Clement Craycroft middle part.

p.485, Ordered that Mullatto Jane belonging to Richard Keene, Gent., her child Aaron being about 9 months old be bound to Mistress Mary Frazer & her heirs until he arrive to age of twenty one.

 

Court Record 1742-1743, AA

22 June 1742

p.2 present Molatto Anne Mortis Servant to Thomas Edelen for having a Bastard Child

present Molatto Cate Servt. to Doctor Haswell for having a bastard Child

p.3 Molatto Jane Daughter to Mollatto Beck belonging to Samuel Selby aged 12 months the first day of March next be bound to Joseph Bladen until she arrive to the age of sixteen years ... he be allowed 3 pounds in next levy in consideration of the sd Molato Janes Infancy

p.24

Lord Proprietary vs. Samuel Selby's Molatto Beck } bastardy convict by confession ... be fined or suffer corporal punishment ... ten lashes

 

p.112, 28 August 1742

present Ann Bowsley for having a base born Mollator Child by info of Sale Payne constable of the part of Monochosey hundred

p.127 Lord Proprietary against Margaret Brown, Bastardy convict by confession ten lashes (does not pay fine) serve Meredith Davis, planter, 12 months trouble etc. child named John Brown aged two months to 21 and promises to give him a Decent suit of apparel

 

23 November 1742

p.191 Present Eliz: Graves else Pearl for intermarrying with a Mullatto Daniel Pearl by information of Thomas Wilson & Edward Mobberly

Present Wm Marshall for Intermarrying with a Mullatto Woman by information of Thos. Brooke

p.192

present Frances Vines bastard child (p.486-7 June 1743 George Nichols security)

Molatto Cates Bastard Child named Mary aged about nine months bound to Doctor John Haswell until 16 years

p.199, Negro Morat prefers the following petition ... came into this province some years ago with Capt. Joseph Beezly as a slave & has been ever since detained in slavery. Your petitioner therefore humbly prays that your Worships will take his case into consideration and award him his freedom ... summons issue for Mrs. Margaret Dick to answer complaint.

p.215

Mary King (index says Margaret King) aged about four months is by the Court here sold to William Cheshire and his heirs until she arrive to the age of thirty one years.

p.239-40

Lord Proprietary vs Molatto Cate bastardy by confession

servt to Doctor Haswell ... fine or corporal punishment ... five lashes John Haswell undertakes to pay fees

p.240

Lord Proprietary vs Molatto Anne Mortis bastardy by confession

servant to Thomas Edelin ... does not pay fine 15 lashes serve six months for trouble

pp.330-1, John Waldrope vs. Robert Perle }judgment p. nil dicit

on 15 May 1741 by his certain writing obligatory Robert Perle ...12,000 pounds tobacco...said Waldrope recover his debt.

 

22 March 1742/3

p.340

Grand jury ... present Mary King for having a base born child by information of the constable of King George hundred.

Mollatto Jane belonging to Mr. Richd Keene for having a base born child by info of constable of Mount Calvert Hundred.

Mollatto Cate for bastard belonging to Mrs. Mary Calget for having two base born Child by info of Mount Calvert hundred.

p.375

Susanah Grimes Molatto bastardy by confession ... be a servant seven years child named John aged two months ... until 31 ... sold to Thomas Davis

p.376

Molatto Cate servant to Mrs. Mary Clagett Molatto bastardy } confession seven years child Nell about seven weeks old serve until 31 years ... sold to Mrs. Mary Clagett in consideration of trouble and fees

p.377, Molatto Jane belonging to Mr. Richard Keene } bastardy by confession ... does not pay ... 5 lashes ... Keene allowed 10 shillings to care of the bastard child til November next

p.385

Negro Morat vs. Margaret Dick} Judgment on petition for freedom that Petitioner be free

4 Tuesday in November last petition: Negro Morat ... came into the Province some years ago with Capt. Joseph Beezly from England as Cabbin boy to the said Beezly but was afterwards sold by the said Beezley as a slave & has been detained in slave ... return to mistress' service. by Henry Darnall his attorney examine witnesses ... be absolutely free and discharged.

 

Court Proceedings, Court Record liber cc, 15, 1743-1744

23 August 1743

p.2 Present Ann Mortis for having a base Thomas Edlen Junr. info William Luckett, constable

p.12 Mullatto Rebecca her child called James sold to Samuel Selby until 31 years

p.16-17

Lord Proprietary vs Mullatto Rebecca (belonging to Samuel Selby) Mullatto Bastardy by confession ... serve seven years

p.17

Lord Proprietary vs William Marshall For Intermarrying with a Mullatto Woman Removal by Habeus Corpus ... William Marshall planter with a certain Anne Pearle a Mulatto Woman did intermarry ... Henry Darnall prays the advice of the court in the Premises & that the sd William Marshall for the Intermarriage afsd. Become a Servant for Seven Years to be disposed of as the Court Shall think fit ... William Marshall by William Cumming his Attorney Produces to the Court here the following Writ of Habeus Corpus .. Whereas William Marshall .. is detained in the Prison ... we being willing for Divers Causes that the Pleas aforesaid ... be heard and Determined before the Justices of the Provincial Court at Annapolis on the Third Tuesday in October next Witness Levin Gale Esq. Chief Justice of our said Court 23 May 1743 Issued August 29 1743

p.119, Robert Perle vs. George Nailer Dancing Master } 2,200 pounds tobacco...since 26 September 1741.

 

22 November 1743

p.147

Ordered Anne Mortis serve her present master Thomas Edelin Junr six months for trouble and keeping her Mulatto Bastard Child called Bob to this time sold til 31 years sold to Thomas Edlin Jr allowed 40 shillings keeping til this time

p.156, Richard Keene Gentleman produces his Mullatto servant named Jane and her base born child named James aged 9 months sold to Keene till 21 years ...

Philip Grimes orphan 3 years is bound to William Willett to 21 years give him one year of schooling and decent suit

p.168, Lord Proprietary vs Anne Bowsley Mullato Bastardy Nolli Prosequie being Married ... dismist paying fees

p.169-70

Lord Proprietary vs Anne Mortis Mullatto Bastardy by confession ... serve seven years and the Mullatto child called Bob be a servant to 31 ... sold to Thomas Edelin Junr

p.169 William Cumming vs Daniel Pearle Case first Writ Returned Cepi Struck Off

p.222, November 1743, Robert Peele v. George Nailor...2200 pounds tobacco.

March 1743/4

p.270

Doctor John Haswell Produces to the Court here a Mullatto female child named Pegg Chuck three months old sold to Lingan Wilson Gent till 31 years

p.275

John Grimes aged seven the 25 instant bound to William Willett til 21 ... be taught to read the bible and given suit

 

30 April 1744

p.296

Lord Proprietary vs Elizabeth Dempsey

Mulatto Bastardy after two Continuances Struck off

 

28 August 1744

p.501 present Molatto Jane for a base born child by info of William Bright constable for Math. hundred

 

27 November 1744

p.585

Joseph Peck, son of Mulatto Jane ... sold to William Beanes Junr .. Mrs. Jane Contee 600 pounds of tobacco for keeping Joseph Peck son of Mullatto Jane to this time

p.595

Bench Warrant issue immediately for Grace Nicholls .. complaint Sarah McDaniel

p.612

Lord Proprietary vs. Mary King Bastardy after seven Capias's returned Non Est

p.617 Lord Proprietary vs. Mulatto Jane } Bastardy convict per confession .. be fined or suffer corporal punishment 10 lashes.

p.618

Lord Proprietary vs Grace Nichols breach of the peace on a certain Sarah McDaniel ... submits ... pays one shilling bill of credit to the sheriff John Cooke Gent. Benjamin Berry security for court fees

 

Proceedings Court Record 1744-1746

26 March 1744/5

p.7, Present Melleto Pegg by info of constable of Mattopernie Hundred

p.26

Margaret Brown bound to Meredith Davis 10 lashes bastard child named Charity Brown bound to Davis Leather Dresser serve 12 months for trouble

Lord Proprietary vs. Elizabeth Graves Alias Perle for Intermarrying with a Mullatto after three continuances Struck off by order of the Attorney General

25 June 1745

p.99, Mulatto Pegg ... Base Born Child Mattoperni Hundred ... Henry Darnall Attorney General says that he will not further Prosecute dismist paying fees etc. Ninian Willett undertakes to pay fees 40 pounds security indemnified from any charge or expense in the maintenance of her child John.

p.169, June 1745, William Cumming v. Daniel Pearle } Case first writ returned.

27 August 1745

p.177, present Priscilla Grimes for a base born child,

 

26 November 1745

p.248 present Jane Molato Norman belonging to Mr. Richard Keene for having a base born child by info of Edwd Claget Const.

Likewise Cattren Grimes Molato belonging to Wm Bowie for having a base born child

We do present Mol. Beck belonging to Saml Selby for a base born child info of Leonard Pile

p.278

Ann Grimes the Daughter of Catherine Grimes aged six weeks bound to William Bowie until sixteen sd William Bowie allowed five hundred pounds in the next levy for consideration of its infancy

p.279

Mulatto Jane's Male Child named Joseph aged three months bound to Richard Keene til 21 consideration of infancy allowed 1000 pounds Mulatto Jane serve her master nine months for trouble

p.294

Lord Proprietary vs Ann Nicholls bastardy confesses ... does not pay fine ... 5 lashes Mary Osborn becomes security serve mistress nine months

p.298-9

Lord Proprietary vs. Priscilla Grimes Als. Gray} bastardy by confession ... be fined or suffer corporal punishment

five lashes ... Kate aged three months bound unto William Magruder until 16

Lord Proprietary vs Catherine Grimes ... bastardy convict confesses does not pay 5 lashes vide p.278 child bound to William Bowie

Lord Proprietary vs Mulatto Jane belonging to Richard Keene} bastardy convict by confession present Jan Molato Norman belonging to Richard Keene be fined or suffer corporal punishment 5 lashes child bound to Keene p.279

p.363 Thomas Riston vs. John Goodman Trespass first writ Returned Cepi & Copy Agreed

 

25 March 1745/6

p.401, Present Mollatto Cate for having a Base Born Child belonging to Doctr Jon. Haswell by info of Jon. Banks Junr. constable

Present Eleanor Williams for having a Base Born Child Supposed to be a Malatto by information of one of grand jurors Western Branch Hundred

Margrett Cross for having a Base Born child Supposed to be a Molatto by Info of James Perry Constable of Potomack Hundred.

p.411, Negro Sango Prefers to the Court here the following petition. Vizt. Negro Sango humbly sheweth is possest of a Negro woman Nam'd Fider near seventy years old and very infirm and therefore desires she be levy free. (x) Sango. Ordered said Fido be Levy free.

p.412-3

Lord Proprietary vs Yellow Cate } Mullato Bastardy confession belonging to Doctr. Jon. Haswell by info of Jon. Banks Junr constable admits guilt ... appearing to the Court Child afsd. is a Mullatto seven years child named Peter be a servant to 31 years sold to Thomas Dawson Gent. John Haswell deliver up the said Yellow Cate at the Expiration of the present time of servitude ... Turner Wooton security for Negro Bash slave to said Wooten to appear

p.504

William Cumming vs Daniel Perle Judgment p. Non Sum ... Which being read and heard Thomas Clark Attorney of the said Daniel Perle Says he is not Informed by the said Daniel his Client of an Answer for him the said Perle in the Plea aforesaid ... without Defence recover 1,600 pounds of tobacco and 289 pds damages which he had by occasion of the detaining that debt as for his costs

 

24 June 1746

present Mary Crumwell & Ann Beach for having base born child by info of John Banks Constable of New Scotland Hundred

Ann Dunston Servant of Edward Pearson for having a Malato Bastard by information of Henry Low Constable of Poscatoway Hundred

p.517-8, John Rawlings petition to be levy free in future having a servant woman named Margaret Crass who had a Bastard Child...serve her master nine months for his trouble and expenses occasioned by the Bastard child.

p.532

Lord Proprietary Margaret Crass Mulatto Bastardy base born Child Supposed to be a Molatto ... cannot Gainsay but that she is Guilty ... seven years the Mulatto Chid named Fryday Born first day of March last be a servant to 31 sold to John Rawlings 5 pounds or 18000 pounds tobacco paying fees present Master of the said Margaret Crass security to deliver

p.537-8

Lord Proprietary vs Mulatto Beck Bastardy by confession belonging to Saml Selby ... confesses fined or suffer corporal punishment ... 5 lashes

p.578 William Cumming vs Daniel Perle Capias ad satisfaciendum Debt Tobacco Costs 289 p. Tobacco Copi Satisfied

 

Court Record 1746-1747

26 August 1746

p.20

Lord Proprietary vs Anne Dunston Mullatto Bastardy confession ... servant of Edward Pearson for having a Malato Bastard by information of Henry Lowe Constable of Piscattaway Hundred ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty (then blank bottom 1/4 of page)

p.26, James Johnson vs. Robert Perle agreed.

p.42 Daniel Perle at suit Thomas Gittings Non Pros ... Daniel was called to answer unto Thomas Gittings by Thomas Clark his atty. complains that whereas the said Daniel Perle August 1742 was indebted 500 pounds of tobacco hath not paid Gittings says he will not further prosecute recover against Thomas Gittings _ pounds of tobacco costs

 

25 November 1746

p.133 present a servant woman of Mary Osborn named Ann Nicolls Living at ye Sugar Lands for having a base born child.

p.177, Ordered by the Court here that Catherine Grimes a Mullato serve William Bowie or his assigns nine months from this time for trouble and expenses.

p.192, Main Roads in the County. From Mattawoman Run near Henry Actons by Edward Stephens & so by Mr. Parkers Plantation where the Quandoes lived to Piscataway Town.

p.199

Lord Proprietary vs Ann Madis convict confession

info John white constable of Rock Creek, 5 lashes Samuel Busey master

p.200-1

Lord Proprietary vs Mullatto Beck belonging to Samuel Selby ... Mullatto Bastardy Convict by Confession ... cannot gainsay serve 7 years Henrietta age six weeks sold to Samuel Selby to 31 years in consideration of 600 pounds to be paid in the next Levy

p.293

Thomas Riston vs Isaiah Barnes 3 pounds 7 shilling debt confest

24 March 1746/7

p.380

Present Malatto Nan for a Malatto Basterd by infor of Henry Low Constable of Broad Creek Hundred

p.381, Grand Jury present Mathew Barton for a Molatto bastard by info of Henry Low Constable of Broad Creek Hundred.

p.389

Lord Proprietary vs Martha Barton Mullatto Bastardy confession ... serve seven years to Thomas Charters planter... sell William Barton a Mullatto son of Martha Barton aged two months until 31.

p.398, Molatto Beck be allowed 300 pounds of tobacco in the next levy per month for keeping Ann(?) Philips from this time until next Court.

p.406-7

Lord Proprietary vs Mulatto Jane belonging to Mrs. Jane Contee Bastardy Convict by confession ... guilty of having a bastard child fined 5 lashes Bastard child being a female one put in the care of he said Contee allowed 10 shillings for maintenance of the child

pp.578-9, Blanford Beaven v. Rober Pearle Judgment p. nihil dixit...16,000 pounds of tobacco...19 April 1743 writing obligatory...shall pay 8,000 pounds of tobacco on 10 June 1744...plaintiff recover 16,000 pounds of tobacco.

23 June 1747

p.606 Christian Myers living at John Carracks for having a base born child

Katherine Thomas for having a base born child supposed to be a Mulatto by infor of Mareen Duvall Junr

p.620 Ordered by the Court here that Priscilla the daughter of Jane Peck aged eight months be bound unto Robert Richards and his wife Edith for the term of fifteen years and four months in consideration of which ... promise to learn to read, spin, knit & sew & give freedom dues

Dido the daughter of Negroe Lettice aged ten weeks belonging to Thomas Willett is by the court here sold to the said Thomas Willett til 31 for 700 pounds

p.629

Lord Proprietary vs Molatto Nan Molatto Bastardy confession

info of Henry Low of Broad Creek seven years Thomas Edelin Junr. allowed one thousand pounds for his trouble and expense sell to Mr. Baruch Williams a Mullatto Daughter named Rachel aged 12 months old until 31

p.631 Mulatto Kate Mulatto Bastardy confession, Doctor John Haswell allowed 300 pounds for trouble ... serve 7 years ... sell unto Thomas Dawson daughter Hannah 3 months old ... serve until 31 years for 500 pounds tobacco

 

Liber GG Court Record 1747-1748

25 August 1747

p.90 Katherine Perl for a base born child living at Manocacy Hundred

p.108

It appearing to the Court that Catherine Graham a Mulatto hath been convicted of four Mullatto Bastardys for which she hath not yet served ... sold for 28 years ... Osborne Sprigg 9,900 pounds tobacco

 

24 November 1747

p.258

Elizh. Fouls for having a base born Child (and Suspected to be a Malato) by information of Thomas Smalwood

Amis Maney for having a Malato Bastard by info of Lawrence Owen

p.259

present Elizh Hallin (Holland?) for having a Malato Bastard by Information of Sarah Johnson

p.297

Lord Proprietary vs Katherine Perle Bastardy Presentment Quashed

 

22 March 1747/8

p.434 Present Mulatto Kate Servant to William Bowie of Mount Calvert Hundred for having a Mulatto Bastard by info of Thomas Bowie Constable

 

Court Record 1747-1748

28 June 1748

p.168 Mulatto Jane {Bastardy ... belonging to Richard Keene ... does not pay 5 lashes nine months for trouble

p.172 Mulatto Kate belonging to William Bowie Mulatto Bastardy by confession serve years ... Philip Graham Mulatto Son of the aforesaid two months to 31 years ... sold to William Bowie

p.197-8

Elizabeth Fowls (nothing about race) confesses 5 lashes William Tyler undertakes to pay fees

 

23 August 1748

p.331

Present Ann Dunson for having a Base born Child by Information of Henry Lowe ... Piscataway Hundred Constable

Present Margaret Crass Servant to John Rawlings for having a Mulato Chid by info of Charles Jones of Potomack Hundred

p.332, Present Robert Perle for neglect of duty as overseer of the High Way in the Lower Pert of Menococy Hundred by info of Arthur Nelson Jr.

p.341-2

Lord Proprietary vs. Christian Myers } Mulatto Bastardy by confession ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... serve seven years ... sell unto John Carrick the master of the said Christian Myers, Sarah Myers a Mulatto Daughter until 31 ... supporting the child for seventeen months past

p.352 Lord Proprietary vs Christian Myers Fifth Writ Returned Cepi Presentment Quashed

p.353-4

Lord Proprietary vs Mulatto Kate belonging to Doctor John Haswell Bastardy Convict by Confession 5 lashes Doctor John Haswell security for fees serve 9 months for trouble bind to Charles Willett named Kate till 16 years obliges himself to give the child freedom dues

p.354-5

Margaret Brown, servant of Meredith Davis ... 5 lashes serve nine months for trouble

 

Court Record 1748-1749

22 November 1748

p.1, Present Mary Dulany by info of Constable of Antietam hundred

p.15, John Haswell prefers the appetition June 1747 allowed 300 pounds of tobacco malatto child sold to Jno Dawson .. be allowed

p.34

Jemima Maney aged sixteen months is bound to John Beall until age 16 years to read and give her freedom dues John Beall son of Robert

p.41

Amis Maney Bastardy sheriff assessed 30 shillings for default in bringing the defendant to court

p.43

Lord Proprietary vs Ann Dunson Bastardy Presentment Quashed

p.44

Margaret Crass Bastardy ... Servt to John Rawlings ... 5 lashes serve 8 months for trouble

p.45 Lord Proprietary vs Robert Perle Neglect of Duty as overseer of the high ways sheriff pay 500 pounds for default in bringing him to court

p.47-8

Lord Proprietary vs Ann Dunsun Mullatto Bastardy confession ... ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... servant to William Hardy serve seven years ... serve master nine months deliver her up to the court at expiration

 

28 March 1748/9

p.174 Present Jane Peck servant to Mrs. Jane Contee for having a base born child by information of constable of Mattapony Hundred.

p.181 Lord Proprietary vs. Mulatto Jane servant of Richard Keene Bastardy confession ... 5 lashes take care of bastard child til next court

 

27 June 1749

p.235-6

Petition of Robert Richards that John Booker put a certain Joseph Peck whom he bought of Mr. William Beanes Junr. to board at your petioner's at 3 pounds 10 shillings. Last March the sd Booker died at which time was due for the child's board 3 pounds 17 since the death of Booker Mr. Beanes claimed the child was his property alledging altho he did sell him, he had no right to do so ... petitioner prays the child may be bound to him ... rejected.

p.247 John Rawlings his recognizance in 20 pounds to deliver up Margaret Crass at the end of her servitude next court

 

Court Record 1749-1750

22 August 1749

p.2

present Mary Marrick a Mullatoe woman for having a base born child by info of William Bright Constable of Mattapany Hundred

p.8

Kenedy Farrill buys Margaret Crass' seven years 1600 pds

 

28 November 1749

p.60 Present Thomas Huble for begetting a base born child on Mary Marrick

p.63

Petition of John Rawlings for having a Base born child (a Mollatto) never had any satisfaction for the trouble ... rejected

p.72, Grace Nichols allowed 200 pounds for her support

p.80, John Peck bound

p.82-3

Lord Proprietary vs Marrick (Mulatto)} Bastardy ... confession William Deakins undertakes ... that she shall appear against Thomas Hugell

 

p.128, 27 March 1750, Grand Jury Presentments... Ann Dorton presented for having a base born child on information of Jane Martin.

 

27 November 1750

p.244, Lord Proprietary vs. Mollatto Jane belonging to Richard Keene Bastardy Convict confession ... son Basil bound to Richard Keene until the age of 21 ... Keene undertakes to pay fine and fees, she serve him 6 months

 

Court Record 1751-1754

25 June 1751

p.71

Ordered that Elizabeth Norman her petition referred from March Court to have a doctor be referred to Mrs. John Contee, Richard Keene, Joseph Belt, Jr. and John Cooke be struck off the dockett

p.72 Mary Marricks recognizance further respited to August

 

27 August 1751

Mollatto Betty for having a base born Child by Information of Constable of Patuxent Hundred

Mollatto Cate belonging to William Bowie for having a base born child by info of Mount Calvert hundred

 

p.112 Marrick case to November court (several others also delayed)

26 November 1751

p.148 Jane Peck for a base born child by info. of Thos Gibbons constable of Mattapany Hundred

p.157 account of Doctor Richard Smith to Extirpating a Cancerous Tumour from Eliza Norman's arm 5 pounds pay 800 pounds of tob.

p.172

Lord Proprietary Thomas Hugell Bastardizing 8 writs, returned non est struck off

p.173-4

Mollatto Betty Bastardy Sheriff ... fine & fees nisi this Court, Americiam & struck off And information filed against the said Mollatto Betty for Mollatto Bastardy &c ... Mollatto Betty belonging to Turner Wooton confession seven years ... Child named Charles aged fifteen months bound to Mr. Turnor Wooton until 31 three months trouble

p.174 Lord Proprietary vs Mollatto Cate Bastardy Convict by confession 30 shillings fine William Bowie security serve 3 years for trouble and expense dismist

 

28 March 1752

Jane Peck (no race indicated) Bastardy convict by confession Thomas Contee undertakes to fine and costs

 

23 June 1752

Present Mollatto Hannah for a base born child by info of Josiah Marshall constable of New Scotland Hundred

Mary Merick for having a base born child by info of constable of Mattapony Hundred

 

28 November 1752

p.316 Abigail Tent allowed 750 pounds for her support

p. 341

Lord Proprietary vs Mollatto Hannah Bastardy by confession ... George Scott fine and fees

 

26 June 1753

p.418

Lord Proprietary vs Mollatto Kate Servant to Sarah Haswell Mollatto Bastardy confession ... Child named William aged four years sold to John Folson 9 pounds 5 shillings to 31 she for 7 years

 

28 August 1753

p.466

Lord Proprietary vs Mollatto Jane Mollatto Bastardy confession

seven years Mollatto Bastard Child named Jeremiah aged eleven weeks 31 Turnor Wooton Esq. contracts 15 pounds

 

27 November 1753

present Ann Hyde for having base born Molatto Child by info. of Philip Pindle

p.501 Elizabeth Norman prays continuance of her allowance 400 pounds

p.503 Abigail Tent allowance not sufficient allowed 750 pounds

p.509

Philip Pendell be allowed 600 pounds of tobacco for trouble of his house for keeping a child left at his house by Ann Hyde named Ning (and for which their is a presentment) Ning aged 6 weeks the 25 the of this instant bound to Philip Pendell till he arrives to 20 years

p.512

Lord Proprietary vs Mollatto Ann Brown} Mollatto Bastardy confession serve seven years ... child Named Eleanor about 5 weeks sold to Mary Edelen 205 pounds till 31

Lord Proprietary vs Mollatto Hannah Allen servant of Joshua Clark Mollatto Bastardy confession ... serve seven years ... child named Jane aged one year serve til 31 years to Joshua clark 400 pounds of tobacco

Lord Proprietary vs Molatto Cath. Graham servant to William Bowie Mollatto Bastardy ... serve 7 years ... child named Charles aged one year the 29 October last serve till 31 to William Bowie for the quantity of 8050 pounds of tobacco

 

26 March 1754

p.540

Catherine Thompson Melater for having a Base born Child by Info of Benjamin Duvall Constable of Western Branch Hundred

Jane Peck Melatto for having a Base Born Child by info of William Eversfield const. of Matapanny Hundred

p.541

Mary Edelen prefers to the Justices petition relict of Thomas Edelen deceased most humbly showeth having bought of your Worships the Mulatto Child of a Mulatto Woman (now & formerly in Servitude to your petitioner) & she being old it's customery for your Worships to make allowance for the Care loss of time and Necessary Charge of your Petitioner during the time of the said Mulatto's lying in ... rejected

p.545 Lord Proprietary vs. Martha Barton Mollatto bastardy ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... serve seven years ... child named Thomas aged four months the twenty third day of March Instant serve George Hardey till 31

 

25 June 1754

p.576 Molatto named Johanah belonging to Margarett Dick const. of New Scotland Hundred

p.583

Lord Proprietary vs Jane Peck Mollatto} Bastardy Convict by confession ... serve seven years child afsd is dead

p.618

 

27 August 1754

Present Mollattoe Kate Living with Mrs. Sarah Haswell for having a base born Molattoe child

p.622

Hannah Dove was born & still is in a state of freedome notwithstanding which she is Detained in a state of Slavery by Ignatius Wheeler

p.626

Lord Proprietary vs Mollatto Johanna } Bastardy confession

serve seven years ... child named Priscilla aged 7 months to the county

 

Court Record 1754-1758

25 March 1755

present a Molato Woman named Charity living with Mr. George Scott for having a base born child

p.57

Lord Proprietary vs. Mollatto Holland } Mollatto Bastardy Convict by confession ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... serve seven years ... child James born the twentieth day of August last be a servant till 31 sold to Thomas Standish ... she serve her master Thomas Standish nine months for trouble

p.57 Hannah Dove, August Court, petition struck off the dockett

 

26 August 1755

p.140

Present Jane Peck for having a base born child by information of Wm Bright constable of Matapany Hundred

 

25 November 1755

p.182, Jane Peck Mollatto } Bastardy confession fined 30 shillings

 

23 March 1756

p.218

Lord Proprietary vs Grace Davison} Mollatto Bastardy confession ... certain Molatto Grace Davison ... guilty of having a base born Mulatto child ... serve 7 years, son Thomas Davison 3 month old serve John Dunn til 31 years.

p.218 Lord Proprietary vs. Hannah Gray Mollatto Bastardy confession ... certain Mollatto Hannah Gray servant to Enoch Magruder, merchant, sell Benjamin Gray to Magruder til 31 born 20 November last Hannah serve 7 years and nine months for trouble

 

24 August 1756

p.307

Present Thomas Woodward for not giving in his Molatto wife as a taxable by the information of James Collings Constable of Prince Frederick Hundred.

 

23 November 1756

p.350, present Mullattoe Hannah who belongs to Mr. George Scott for Mullatoe Bastardy by info of Samuel Turner const

p.350, Jane Peck for Mullattoe Bastardy by info of Wm Bright constable for Mattapany Hundred

p.354, Abigail Tent allowed 750 pds tobacco for her support

p.355, Elizabeth Norman allowed 400 pds tobacco for her support

p.356, Molattoe Daphne petition on behalf of herself and three children Sarah, Dick and Hannah born of a Mulatto woman

p.360

Nan daughter of Mollatto Charity (servant to George Scott) aged about two years bound to George Scott until the age of 21

Clerk Issue Summons for Henry Walford Returnable next court to answer the petition of Mollatto Daphne in behalf of her self and others.

p.363

Lord Proprietary vs Molatto Charity Bastardy confession serve her master 12 months for trouble of house George Scott undertakes to pay fees and fine of 30 shillings

p.364

Ordered Thomas Wooward(sic) 10 pounds to appear in March to answer presentment for not giving in his Molatto wife as a taxable said Thomas Woodward acknowledges himself indebted etc.

p.365

Lord Proprietary vs Joshua Clark recognizes for Molatto Hannah Allen appearance for Bastardy ... Joshua Clark acknowledges himself 5 pounds

 

22 March 1757

p.411

Lord Proprietary vs Molato Hannah Molatto Bastardy appears & discharged paying fees

Lord Proprietary vs Jane Peck} Molatto Bastardy ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... serve seven years and child David serve Thomas Contee till 31 years seven month old

p.412

Lord Proprietary vs Molatto Hannah Allen} Molatto Bastardy Convict confession ... cannot gainsay but hat she is guilty ... serve seven years ... sell unto Joshua Clark Frank a Mulatto son of Hannah aged six month until 31 years

Lord Proprietary vs Molatto Cate} Molatto Bastardy confession ... serve seven years and bind Majery a Mulatto Bastard to 31 years (no age given)

 

23 August 1757

p.490

Present Elizabeth Floid alias Rollins for having a Base born Mulato Child liveing in the Eastern Branch Hundred at Jon. Brown's planter

 

22 November 1757

p.528, Elizabeth Hodgkin for Mulatto Bastardy by info of Ruth Vermillion

p.539

Giles Vermillion allowed 200 pounds of tobacco for keeping a Molatto Child named Robert till March Court next

p.540

Lord Proprietary vs Elizabeth Floid alias Rollins Mulatto Bastardy confession ... serve seven years sell unto John Brown Jane a Mulatto Daughter seven months to serve til 31 her master John Brown

p.541, James Collings his recognizance to testify against Thomas Woodward for concealing a tithable

 

27 June 1758

p.628

present Hannah Allen a Mollato for haveing a base born Child by information of Thomas Boyde Constable Patuxent Hundd.

Likewise Mary Fish for haveing a Molatto Base born childe by info James Burges

p.634 Charles Edelen recognizance for Mary Fish for Molatto Bastardy

pp.635-6

Lord Proprietary vs Hannah Allen Molatto Bastardy

 

27 August 1758

p.708 Mary Fish acquit by verdict Mulatto bastardy

 

Court Record 1761-1763

June 1761

pp.47-8

Lord Proprietary vs Ann Grimes (Mulatto) } Mulatto Bastardy ... confession ... serve seven years ... William Bowie be allowed 500 pounds keeping a bastard child

p.181

 

22 June 1762

present Sarah Obryan for having a Mulatto child John Wheeler by info of Constable of King Georges Hundred

p.188 John Grimes aged 18 years 28 December next is bound to Charles Pearl until he arrives to the age of twenty one years ... learn him the carpenter's trade give him freedom dues at expiration

 

24 August 1762

p.237 Lord Proprietary vs Isabell Guttery} Mulatto Bastardy confession ... serve seven years ... 3 month old son Basil bound to 31 years ... serve Thomas Gordon and serve 9 months for trouble of his house

 

23 November 1762

p.291

Lord Proprietary vs. Sarah Obryan } Mulatto Bastardy 2d Writ returned Non Est then struck off

 

p.405

22 March 1763

present Mary Chirb for having a Base born Child by info of William Turner Wooton

p.414 Lord Proprietary vs. Ann Grimes } Mulatto Bastardy ... serve seven years ... William Bowie buys child named Catherine Grimes aged two months to serve to 31.

 

Court Record 1763-1764

22 November 1763

p.8 Lord Proprietary vs. Mary Nicholls Mulatto Bastardy by confession ... serve seven years ... sell unto Johanna Ellson Mary Nicholl's Male Mulatto child Felix aged one year and five months serve till 31 ... expiration of her time March 1766

p.8 Lord Proprietary vs. Alpha Foard Mulatto Bastardy by confession ... serve seven years ... Mulatto child Amey aged ten weeks serve till 31 ... John Billingsley master

pp.8-9

Lord Proprietary vs. Eleanor Grahame } Capias Mulatto Bastardy convict by confession ... serve seven years ... master Zachariah Lyles ... male Mulatto child Moses aged two months till 31.

 

Court Record 1766-1768

25 November 1766

p.15, present Henrietta Norman for having a base born child by info of William Deakins

 

p.167

24 March 1767

Henrietta Norman for having a Malatto Bastard child by info of William Deakins

 

pp.194-5

We the grand jurors ... present Henrietta Norman for having a Mulatto base born child by information of William Deakins Senr.

p.200

Lord Proprietary vs. Henrietta Norman } Mulatto Bastardy Convict per confession ... serve seven years master William Deakins ... child named Alice aged two months serve till 31.

p.223

Present Mulatto Charity servant of George Scott Esq. for having a base born chid

 

23 June 1767

p.229

Lord Proprietary Isabella Guttery servant to Thomas Gordon Mullatto Bastardy be a servant 7 years 9 months trouble named William six week sold 31 sold to Gordon

 

25 August 1767

p.322

Lord Proprietary vs. Eleanor Grayham servant to Mr. Lyles } Confession of Mallatto Bastardy ... serve seven years ... child named Sarah Grayham aged six weeks serve till 31.

p.322-3

Mullatta Charity Servant to George Scott did commit fornication with a certain Negro Harry begot with child by said Negro

says she is no wise guilty ... not guilty

 

22 March 1768

p.573

present Grace Tacker for having a base born Malatto child by info of constable of Rock Creek Hundred

p.574

present Ursula Baninger for having a base born Malatto Child by Rock Creek Hundred

Sarah Dunston for having a base born child by infor of Elisha Lanham

p.581

Lord Proprietary vs Grace Tacker servant of Mr. Stephenson

Mallatto bastardy confession, serve 7 years, son John aged five months 31 sold to Daniel Stephenson

 

Court Record 1768-1770

23 August 1768 p.25

p.25-6

On application of Stephen West Bench Warrant is ordered to issue against Negroe John Wood, Negroe Frank, Negroe Ned Wood, Negro Two and Negroe Will to answer unto such things as shall be objected against them.

p.26

Lord Proprietary vs Negroes John Wood, (carpenter), Frank, Ned, Wood, Two and Will Bench Warrant ... submit themselves to the mercy of the court (no crime indicated) ... John Wood 39 lashes, Frank 39 another 10

p.34-5

Lord Proprietary vs. Appey Ford } Confession of Mallatto Bastardy ... female child called Sarah Foard ... serve seven years ... serve master John Billingsly nine months for trouble ... child sold to John Mitchell

 

28 March 1769

p.170 present Henrietta Norman for a base born child

p.174

Lord Proprietary vs. Henrietta Norman } Bastardy ... fine 3 pounds child named William aged 2 months ... serve til 21. William Deakins her security

 

June 1769

p.286

Lord Proprietary vs. Eleanor Graham } Mulatto Bastardy Convict per confession ... serve seven years ... mistress Margery Lyles ... child named Kitty sold till 31 now about five weeks old

p.385 Catherine Gray a Mullatto Woman presented for a base born child by info of George Magruder.

Jane Peck is sold for seven years to George Hardey according to a former order of the court for Mullatto Bastardy

 

28 November 1769

p.477 Ursilla Banninger Seventh writ returned non est Struck off per order of Court Thomas Jennings for his lordship ... ditto Sarah Dunston

pp.528-9

Lord Proprietary vs. Catherine Gray (Mulatto) } Bastardy convict by confession ... be fined 3 pounds ... give security to keep the child off the county ... Samuel Shreves her security

 

26 June 1770

p.589 Lord Proprietary vs Negroes Jack Wood, Davy & Jack Crane

Jack Wood slave of Stephen West make an assault on William Elson in and upon the throat of him the said William Elson stick with a broad ax on the throat of said William Elson a mortal wound of six inches depth and three inches of which said William Elson then and there instantly died and Negro Davey and Jack Crain were present aiding helping and the sd Jack Wood guilty Negro Jack Wood Davey and Jack Crain have their right hands cutt off and be hanged by the neck until they are Dead their heads severed from their Bodies and their Bodies divided into four Quarters and their heads and Quarters set up in the most public place in the county

p.594 Lord Proprietary vs Negro Nell (free born) Bastardy submission ... (presented same date) cannot gainsay but she is guilty fined 30 shillings John Hawkins Lowe security for fine

 

28 August 1770

p.654

Hannah Hockerty confesses Mulatto Bastardy serve mistress & serve seven years two month old daughter Silvia sold to Ann Dawson for 65 pounds to serve 31 years

 

Court Record 1770-1771, Liber BB, no.1

27 November 1770

p.1, present Henrietta Norman for having had a Mullatto bastard by information of James Perry.

 

p.2, present Eleanor Gray for having had a Mullatto bastard child by information of Patrick Beall.

 

p.18, Lord Proprietary against Abigail Foord } Mulatto Bastardy Convict p. Submission ... says that she is guilty ... be a servant for nine months to her present master John Billingsley for the trouble of his house ... serve seven years for the use of the county ... child named Phillis aged two months be a servant until 31 ... John Billingsley highest bidder.

 

p.21, Lord Proprietary against Henrietta Norman } Molatto Bastardy convict by submission ... serve seven years ... nine months for trouble of his house ... child named Verlinda aged five months be a servant till 31 ... William Deakins highest bidder.

 

26 March 1771

p.111, Lord Proprietary against Sarah Peck } confession of Molatto Bastardy ... says that she is guilty ... serve seven years ... nine months for trouble of his house ... child named Nan aged two years ... John Harrison highest bidder.

 

27 August 1771

p.251, John Billingsley brings into court a Molatto woman named Appy Foard who is by the same court sold to John Billingsley for twenty five pounds current money for the term of twenty eight years.

 

p.255, Lord Proprietary against Eleanor Grahame } Molatto Bastardy convict by confession ... be servant for seven years ... nine months for trouble of his house ... child named James aged two months serve till 31 ... Ignatius Perry highest bidder.

 

p.256, Lord Proprietary against Eleanor Gray } Molatto Bastardy convict p. confession ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... serve seven years and serve master nine months for trouble of his house ...

 

 

Court Record 1771-1773

26 November 1771

p.1, Grand Jurors present Charity Campbell for having two base born Molatto children at two different births by the information of Richard Kirby Constable. (New Scotland Hundred)

 

24 March 1772

p.81, Lord Proprietary agt. Eleanor Gray } having a base born child ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... fined 3 pounds ... serve master 18 months for trouble ... bind unto George Fraser Magruder Joseph Gray son of the aforesaid Eleanor Gray aged four months until he arrive to 21.

 

pp.81-2, Lord Proprietary agt. Sarah Peck } Molatto Bastardy convict p. submission ... saith that she is guilty ... serve seven years serve master John Harrison nine months for the trouble of his house ... child named Lymas aged eight months be a servant until he arrive to the age of thirty one years.

 

25 August 1772

p.173, Grand Jurors present Rebecca Peck for having a Molatto child by information of John Billingsley.

 

p.174, We the grand jurors present Jane Allen for having a Molatto bastard child by information of Richard Higgins.

 

p.186, Lord Proprietary agt. Jane Allen } Molatto Bastardy convict p. submission ... says that she is guilty ... serve seven years serve her master nine months for trouble of his house ... child named Natt five months old sold to Richard Higgins.

 

24 November 1772

p.312, Grand Jurors present Henrietta Norman for having had a base born child the information of William Deakins.

 

23 March 1773

p.431, Lord Proprietary against Ann Tovy servant to Richard Clagett } Confession of Molatto Bastardy ... saith that she is guilty ... serve seven years for each child and serve master nine months for trouble of his house ... children named Beck aged three years the tenth May next & the Younges is one year the tenth May next be servants until 31. Richard Clagett highest bidder Beck 2,161 pounds tobacco, Frank sold for 500 pounds of tobacco.

 

pp.431-2, Lord Proprietary against Hannah Hockerty } Confession of Molatto Bastardy ... servant of Martha Ann Dawson ... saith that she is guilty ... serve seven years ... serve mistress nine months for trouble ... chid named George aged two months be a servant until 31. Martha Ann Dawson highest bidder.

 

 

Court Proceedings

Court Record 1773-1774, Liber DD,

24 August 1773

p.4, Grand Inquest present Mary Barriford for having a base born Molatto Child from information of George Brown.

 

pp.10-11, Lord Proprietary agt. Heneritta Norman } Bastardy convict p. confession ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty ... fined 3 pounds .... William Deakins security serve two years for fine and fees and serve nine months for trouble.

 

p.16, Lord Proprietary against Eleanor Gray } Molatto Bastardy convict p. submission ... serve seven years ... child named Thomas aged seven months the fourth day of September next sold to Ignatius Perry highest bidder.

 

 

23 November 1773

p.126, Lord Proprietary against Abigail Foard } Molatto Bastardy Convict p. Confession ... serve seven years and John Billingsley her master nine months for trouble of his house .... child named Priss aged nine months be a servant until she arrive to 31. John Billingsly highest bidder.

 

22 March 1774

pp.257-8 Lord Proprietary against Mary Barriford } Molatto Bastardy convict p. confession ... cannot gainsay but that she is guilty .... be a servant for seven years ... serve present master Peter Brown nine months for trouble of his house ... child named John aged nine months be a servant till 31. William Brown highest bidder.

 

 

Court Record 1774-1775

22 November 1774

p.120, Richard Clagett brings into Court a certain Ann Tovy agreeable to his recognizance and the said Ann Tovy according to a former judgment March 1773 is old for and during the term of fourteen years to Wiseman Clagett for 1,250 pounds of tobacco.

 

p.380, Eleanor Gray son Aaron March 1775, four months master Ignatius Perry

 

Court Record 1775-1777, Liber EE, no.1

 

22 August 1775

p.165, Richard Chuck an orphan aged three years five months and George Chuck an orphan aged two years four months are by the Court her bound unto Elizabeth Brookes until they arrive to the age of twenty one years, the said Elizabeth Brookes undertakes ... to give them their accustomary freedom dues.

 

pp.169-173, Lord Proprietary against Margaret Chuck } Molatto Bastardy ... spinster ... Benjamin Brookes security ... a Molatto by a certain Negro slave named Tom ... saith that she is not guilty ... Jurors say she is not guilty ... serve mistress Margaret Gibson nine months for trouble ... pay 3 pounds fine.

Lord Proprietary against Margaret Chuck } Molatto Bastardy same judgement as last on second presentment.

p.173, Lord Prop. agst Thomas Mahew, Bench Warrant, ret. non est then struck off.

28 November 1775

p.429, Grand Jurors present Margaret Munrow a servant of Thomas Boyd for a base born Molatto child by information of said Boyd.

 

26 March 1776

p.515, Lord Proprietary agt. Margaret Munro servant to Thos. Boyd } Molatto Bastardy Convict p. confession ... be a servant during the term of seven years ... serve her present master nine months for the trouble of his house ... child named John aged eight months be sold for the use of the county until he arrive to 31. Thomas Boyd highest bidder.

 

Court Record 1777-1782, Liber EE, no.2

 

26 August 1777

p.9, Grand Inquest present Ann Carr the property of Mr. Mary Berry for having a base born Molatto child by information of William Berry.

 

p.10, Grand Inquest present Jane McDonald for having a base born Molatto child by information of Haswell Magruder.

 

p.10, Grand Inquest present Eleanor Grayham for having a base born Molatto child by information of Ignatius Perry.

 

pp.23-4, State of Maryland agt. Ann Carr servant to Mr. Mary Berry } Molatto Bastardy ... says that she is guilty ... serve seven years and that she serve her present mistress nine months for the trouble ... child named Ann Carr aged three months be sold ... Mary Berry highest Bidder.

 

25 November 1777

p.40, State of Maryland against Elizabeth Pollyard } Molatto Bastardy first writ returned Non est, then struck off county paying fees.

 

24 March 1778

p.53, present Molatto Jane the property of John Brown for having a base born child from information of said Brown.

 

pp.120-1, State of Maryland against Molatto Jane the property of John Brown } Molatto Bastardy convict p. confession ... three pounds fine ... serve nine months for the trouble of the house ... child Henry aged ten months be bound to the said John Brown until 21.

 

25 August 1778

p.165, Margaret Chuck} Bastardy, convict by confession. 26 August 1777 Late of P.G. Co. labourer, cannot gainsay but that she is guilty. Fined 3 pounds current money.Serve present master 3 months for the trouble.

p.167, ditto

 

19 January 1779

p.270, present Catherine Hutchinson for having a Molatto child by information of John Eversfield.

p.284, State of Maryland agt. Jane McDaniel } Molatto Bastardy fourth writ returned Non Est then struck off. Rinaldo Johnson prosecutor.

 

p.285 State of Maryland agt. Eleanor Grahame } bastardy fourth writ returned Non Est then struck off paying fees.

 

23 March 1779

p.364 State of Maryland against Catherine Hutchinson } Molatto Bastardy first writ returned cepi then quashed.

 

24 August 1779

p.432, Grand Inquest present Elizabeth George for having a base born Molatto child by information of John Addison.

 

28 March 1780

p.557, present Ann Tovey for having two Molatto Base Born children by information of Wiseman Clagett.

 

20 March 1781

 

p.671, Haifield an East India Indian prefers to the Court here his petition to wit to the Worshipful Justices of Prince George's County ... was brought from London in 1770 by Captain Alexander Crystie and sold for a slave ... next court

 

p.672, The State of Maryland against Elizabeth George } Molatto Bastardy fourth writ returned Non Est then struck off.

 

28 August 1781

p.712, The State of Maryland against Ann Tovy } Mollatto Bastardy the fourth writ returned Non Est then struck off County paying fees.

 

Court Record 1777-1782, Liber EE, no.2

 

28 August 1781

pp.712-3, Haifield (an East India Indian) against John Read Magruder } Judgment on petition for freedom that petitioner be free ... East India Indian named Hayfield ... was brought from London in the year 1770 by Captn. Alexander Crystie and sold for a slave in Maryland. Your petitioner apprehends he is entitled to his freedom and prays your Worships he may be released from slavery ... petitioner be absolutely free and discharged from the service of the said John Read Magruder.

 

pp.713-5, Rosamond Bentley agt. Anthony Addison } Judgment for Freedom that the petitioner be free ... on the fourth Tuesday in March in the year 1779 a certain Rosamond Bentley preferred the following petition ... is unjustly detained in the servitude of Mr. Anthony Addison also her Brother William Bently, Mary Bently, Eleanor Bently, Margaret Bently her sisters all detained as aforesaid - By your Petitioners sister lately deceased, and some others of her ancestors your worships have been solicited for redress, shewing that your petitioners great grand mother (Mary Davis) was an English woman born and came into this Province with Lord Baltimore. The said Mary Davis had the misfortune of having an Indian Native of this Country for her husband and by him had your petitioners' mother. Therefore humbly pray your worships to take your petitioners case into consideration and grant summonses for Mr. Henry Darnall and Catherine Harley of this County & for William Dove of Anne Arundel County to declare what they know concerning the truth of what your petitioner has set forth ... have liberty to examine witnesses to support her allegation. The deposition of Wm Dove: Mary Davis came into this Country with Lord Baltimore about seventy years ago and had a Mollatto Bastard Boy who died and a Molatto Girl named Rose Davis. Robert Darnall went to England and purchased the negros of Lord Baltimore and rented the manner Land lying in Anne Arundel County. Afterwards the said Mary Davis went to the County Court in Anne Arundel County to procure her freedom and to the best of my knowledge was to be released from her servitude the March Court following, but being removed to Prince George's County was detained from going to Annapolis. Her husband was an East Indian. Catherine Harley at November Court 1779 deposeth and saith that about eight or nine and twenty years ago this deponent's brother came from England to Maryland on board with Captain Tubman for this deponent to go home to England with him and brought with him letters to enquire whether Mary Davis had any family or not being informed the said Mr. Tubman went home without hearing whether such a woman resided in this part of the World or had any family. This deponent lived with Majr. Whorton in St. Mary's County and Rose Hunt & Mr. Whorton in said County told this deponent that the said Rose Davis was free born and that Rose Davis was the daughter of Mary Davis begotten by an East India Indian who came into this country with Lord Baltimore. This deponent further saith that Mr. Whorton and Mrs. Hunt stood godfather and godmother for the said Rose Davis and told this deponent that the said Rose Davis was free born and that she was the daughter of Mary Davis who came into this Country with Lord Baltimore and this deponent further saith that she knew Indian Polly the daughter of Rose Davis and that she was the mother of Rosamond Bentley, the present petitioner and that the said Indian Polly died in the service of Lettice Thompson with the smallpox and that she applied for her freedom. And the said Anthony Addison by his attorney ... judgment may be respited until next county court (March 1780) ... respited next county court ... next county court, etc. ... August 1781 ... considered by the court aforesaid Rosamond Bentley the petitioner be absolutely free ... recover costs ... said Anthony Addison by Thomas Stone his attorney moves the court here for an appeal to the General Court which is granted.

 

27 November 1781

p.764, Eleanor Bentley produceth to the court the following petition. your petitioner and her five children namely Polly, William, John, Sophia, & Bett are unjustly detained in the servitude of Mr. John Hawkins. It being made appear to your worships by the testimony of William Dove and Catherine Harley that your petitioners grand mother Mary Davis was a native born in Great Britain. Thereupon your worships endowed with clemency adjudged your petitioner's sister Rosamond to be free born. Your petitioners therefore humbly pray your worships to take your petitioner's case into consideration ... ordered by the same court here that subpoena issue against John Hawkins returnable next court.

 

pp.764-5, Mary Bentley produceth to the Court here the following petition for freedom. To the Worshipful the Justices ... humbly sheweth that your petitioner and her three children namely Lucy Sophiah and William are unjustly detained in the servitude (of) Mr. William Digges, Sarah in the servitude of Mr. Knox of Charles County. Isaac, John and Mary in the servitude of Mrs. Eleanor Carroll and Rose and Eleanor in the servitude of Mr. John Fitzgerald in the state of Virginia. It being made to appear to your Worships by the testimony of William Dove and Catherine Harley that your petitioners grandmother Mary Davis was a native born in Great Britain. Thereupon your Worships Endowed with clemency adjudged your petitioners sister Rosamond Bentley to be free born. Your petitioners therefore humbly pray your Worships to take your petitioners case into consideration and grant your petitioners such relief as to you in your judgment and clemency may seem most expedient. Subpoena issue against William Digges to answer the within complaint returnable to next court.