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John Dent

Male 1645 - 1712  (67 years)


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  • Name John Dent 
    Born 1645  Gisborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 May 1712  Cool Springs, Chaptico Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002095  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father George Dent,   b. 1625, Guisborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Sarah Nicholson,   b. Abt 1629, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Guisborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1645  Guisborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Hatch,   b. 1647, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1726, Charles County, Maryland -Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1664  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Michael Dent,   b. 1665, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Jun 1697, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 32 years)
     2. Abigail Dent,   b. Abt 1668, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Dent,   b. 1674, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1733, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Lydia Dent,   b. 1676, Ye Cool Springs, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Oct 1746, Turner Forest, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years)
     5. Peter Dent,   b. 1678, Chaptico, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Dent,   b. 1684, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1726, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     7. Anne Dent,   b. 1688, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. George Dent,   b. 1690, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1750, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Christian Dent,   b. 1692, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1758, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 65 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F01408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Dent, John, St. Mary's County, 25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712.
      To son John and hrs., 200 A., "Cumberson," 60 A., "Barnaby" 300 A., "Reading,"' 100 A.., "Evan's Addition.," house and lott at Newportowne, and 215 A.," Providence,'' 200 A, "Pearly Progress.," 250 A., "'Harrison's. Adventure,"' and all land given testator by will of John Harrison., excepting 50 A., "Haphazard."
      to son George and hrs,., 50 A., "Haphazard," 324 A., "Freestone Point."
      to dau. Mary and hrs "Ashman's Freehold."
      to dau. Lydia and hrs 100 A., "St. Anne."
      to dau. Anna and hrs., "St. Stephen" and 200 A, "Coldman," and 100 A., "Evan's Reserve."
      to dau. Abigail and hrs., 136 A., "Love's Adventure.''
      to dau. Christian and hrs., 381 A., "Coldwell's," 25 A. bought out of Trentforke, 200 A., " Horserange. "
      Should sd. dau. die without issue., land to revert to hrs. of testator,
      In event of son Peter coming into the promise to settle he is to have portion, of lands, devised to son John, also part of "'Horserange" afsd. and 1/2 "Freestone Point" afsd.
      To wife personalty, and joint ex. with son John afsd.
      Test: Samuel Williamson, James Keech, Henry Davis. 13.442.
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      John Dent 33B.14 I SM 269.10.7 May 5 1712
      Appraisers: Samuell Williamson, James Keech.
      Creditors: John Britte.
      Next of kin: George Dent, Sarah Turner [sic: Samuel Turner].
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      Capt. John Dent 34.111 A.SM 273.0.7 #2332 Apr 15 1713
      Received from: Samuell Swann.
      Payments to: Col. William Aisguith, Thomas Dent, William Danill, Mr. Kenelm Chisldine, Joseph Edwards.
      Mentions: no children of age.
      Executors: Mrs. Mary Dent, Mr. John Dent
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      Harry Wright Newman's "Charles County Gentry" (1971) and "The Maryland Dents" (1963).
      John Dent, "The inventory of his personal estate was made on May 5, 1712, with George Dent and Samuel Turner signing as nearest of kin..." (George Dent and Samuel Turner, as kinsmen, also signed the inventory of John's widow (Mary Hatch) on June 2, 1726).
      John (2) Dent, "John Dent died intestate during the late spring of 1733. The inventory of his personal effects was taken on June 8, 1733, when his brother George Dent and kinsman Edward Turner signed the papers. Catherine Dent was the administratrix and her bondsmen were Thomas Matthews and Samuel Turner, Jr."
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      http://home.comcast dot net/~jrwhiskey/Upload-p/p42.htm
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      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1613897&id=I84 13
      Capt. John Dent (1645-1712) immigrated to Maryland in 1661 fron Yorkshire,England. He inherited the lands of his uncle Thomas Dent, circa 1630 of Gisborough, Yorkshire, England. Under the will in Charles Co. Maryland, which was executed in 1690 and proved in 1708. He owned other estates besides. John was Commissioner and Justice of the Peace, 1679, 1680, 1685 for St. Marys Co. Maryland. He served against the Indians at Susquehanna Fort, 1681 and was Appointed Captain of Chaptico Hundred 1689, Captian of the Foot in 1694. Appointed by Willian and Mary Commission from King Charles II of England and a member of the Kings Council for Maryland. John Dent was one of the earliest settelers of the Province of Maryland in Coolsprings,Charles Co. Maryland.
      He was well established as a planter by Sept. 1666, when he entered his cattle marks at court in Charles Co. His early days in the Province were spent in Charles Co. near his kinsman, but he eventually resided in the nothern portion of St. Marys Co. near Charlotte Hall. As early as 1681, he was involved with Josias Fendall, former Governor of the Province, and Capt. John Coode in their attempt to overthrow the rule of Lord Baltimore. They failed at that time but were successful in 1689.
      Apparently Capt. Dent discovered the healing qualities of his spring , " Cool Springs" , and word soon spread about its powers and the fight was on between the Dents, the Church and the State over the use and ownership of the spring. In November 1, 1698 The Lower House ordered that a committee be formed to purchase 50 acres for the use of Cool Springs and if the owner objected, then to exercise their rights of eminent domain. So it went.

      Ref. Maryland Genology pg. 357-360
      Maryland Archives Vol. 13 pg. 241
      Vol. 15 pg. 256-326, Vol. 17 pg. 379
      Vol. 20. pg. 138-206, Vol. 23 pg. 18
      The Maryland Dents pg.107-113

      Fact 1: 1663, Immigrent from England,Yorkshire
      Fact 2: 1690, Acquired considerable estates under will of John Harrision, Charles Co.Maryland
      Fact 3: 1708, Styled Captain
      Fact 4: 1679, to 1685 Justics of St. Maryes Co.Maryland
      Fact 5: 1689, Captain of Chaptico Hundred
      Fact 6: 1694, Captain of the Foot
      Fact 7: 1696, Vestryman of King & Queen Parish
      Fact 8: Earliest settelers of Charles Co. Cool Springs
      Fact 9: Appointed Capt. by William & Mary Conn.
      Fact 10: from King William of England
      Fact 11: 1679, Served against Indians at Susquehanna Fort
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      Waters, John, St. Mary's County, 26th Feb., 1692
      To sons James, Joseph, and Lewis and their hrs, 50 A., Bristol," and 100 A.., "James Gift."
      to sons Thomas and William, sd. lands in event of death of sons afsd. without issue.
      to son John, personalty.
      to wife Penelope, extx., residue of personal estate during widowhood; in event of her marriage to be divided among 7 child.
      Test: Jno. Dent., Jno. Harrison., Geo. Dimond. 6. 30.
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      Harrison, John, Chas. County, 5th Dec., 1690; 30th May, 1705
      To Nathaniel Bolton and Mary his wife, 50 A., Haphazard and personalty.
      to Martha, dau. of Gyles Wilson, Thos. Spinke and Jane his wife, personalty.
      John Dent of St. Mary's Co. ex. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal, including "Harrison's Adventure" 215 A., "Providence. " In event of sale of latter not being confirmed to Edward Greenhalgh it is devised to Mr. Dent as also all land in Corretoman, Virginia. 3. 483.
      Note: Capt. Dent in the administration of this estate showed that Mr. John Harrison removed to Virginia and had no personal estate in Md,
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      1671 Dent, John Evans Addition 100 Patent Record 13, p. 106

      1674 Dent, John Barnaby 60 Patent Records Charles City
      1674 Dent, John Barnaby 60 Patent Record 15, p. 224 Charles City
      1712 Dent, John Cumberson 200 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Barnaby 60 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712 Charles City
      1712 Dent, John Reading 300 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Evans Addition 100 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Providence 215 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Pearly Progress 200 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Harrison's Adventure 250 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Haphazard 50 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Freestone Point 324 Will, Dent, John,S t. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712 Chaptico
      1712 Dent, John Ashcoms Freehold Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712 New Town
      1712 Dent, John St. Ann's 100 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712 St. Mary's
      1712 Dent, John St. Stephen Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Evans Reserve 100 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Coldman 200 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Love's Adventure 136 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Coldwell's 331 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712

      1712 Dent, John Trent Fort 25 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712 Resurrection
      1712 Dent, John Horse Range 200 Will, Dent, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712 Resurrection
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      Charles County Land Records, liber H. page 3, 01 Jun 1678;
      Indenture from John Dent, Gent, and Mary his wife, of St. Mary's Co. To Richard Ashman; for 7,000 lbs tobacco; a parcel of land called "Promise"; bounted by Edward Swann and William Marshall; laid out for 100 acres; /s/ John Dent; wit Richard Edelen, George Graves (mark)
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      James Boarman, born say 1670, was the Indian servant of John Dent of St. Mary's County on 11 August 1691 when the Charles County court ordered that the constable for Port Tobacco Hundred return him to his master [Court Record 1690-2, 237
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      Huscolah (Husculali), William, St. Mary's County, 29th Dec., 1693; 29th May, 1695.
      John Nalle, who married testator's sister Jane, ex. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal, including 150 A. in the forest given testator by his father, Dennis Husculab, provided he pay a certain indebtedness to John Dent; otherwise entire estate to pass to sd. John Dent, who is then appointed ex.
      Test: Rich 'd Burley, Jemima Cabshaw, Moses James, Walter King. 7. 109.
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      James Hughes 2006-04-29 13:11:19
      Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683 Volume 7, Page 224

      A Letter also to Mr Carvile one of the Members of the Lower house to speak to the Same Subscribed by James Bowling, Thomas Mudd, Richard LLoyd, William Boarman Junr, John Dent, William Rosewell, Thomas TURNER, Thomas MARSHALL, Abraham COOMBES, and Thomas Grunwin
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 291-23: PROMISE: 140 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Bayly, John : Surveyed Sept 1673 for John Dent at a bound oak and bound tree of Edward Swann and William Marshall, Bounding upon Swan N.W.:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 363-11: EVANS ADDITION: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Dent, John: Surveyed 24 Jan 1670 for Edward Evans at a bound tree of a parcel of land formerly laid out for him and Edward Denberry.: Other Tracts Mentioned: DENTS INHERITANCE; other notes - Included into resurvey of DENTS INHERITANCE, folio 419, 19 Aug 1720
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 363-12: BARNABY: 60 acres; Possession of - 60 Acres - Dent, John Jr.: Surveyed 7 May 1676 for John Dent at a bound Gum in the line of the land called CUMBERTON and adjoining to BOW: Other Tracts Mentioned: CUMBERTON; BOW; DENTS INHERITANCE; Conveyance notes - Included into resurvey of DENTS INHERITANCE, folio 419, 19 Aug 1720, ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 363-9: CUMBERTON: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Dent, John Jr.: Surveyed 17 Oct 1667 for Francis Pope on the North of the main fresh swamp of Piles Fresh: Other Tracts Mentioned: DENTS INHERITANCE; ; Conveyance notes - Included into resurvey of DENTS INHERITANCE, folio 419, 19 Aug 1720,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 363-10: READING: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Dent, John Jr.: Surveyed 4 Oct 1670 for William Boarman and assigned Abraham Rhodes at a bound oak by Pile Fresh: Other Tracts Mentioned: DENTS INHERITANCE; Conveyance notes - Included into resurvey of DENTS INHERITANCE, folio 419, 19 Aug 1720,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Benedict: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 385-56: READING: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - None: Surveyed 14 Dec 1744 for John Thomas being Escheat to his lordship originally granted unto John Boague beginning at a bound Red Oak now bounded standing on the West side & about 300 foot of the main run of Swanson. Patent 2 July 1714: Other Tracts Mentioned: READING RESURVEY; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Included in RESURVEY OF READING, folio 416; 22 May 1721,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Benedict: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 419-294: READING: 33 acres; Possession of - 33 Acres - Thomas, John : : Surveyed 28 Oct 1731 for Walter Winter & patented to John Winter: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 33 Acres - William Winter from John Winter; 13 March 1733,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Benedict: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 416-269: READING, PART OF : 331 acres; Possession of - 331 Acres - Coleman, Thomas: ESCHEAT, the original tract called READING Re-Surveyed 22 May 1721 for Thomas Coleman lying in the county aforesaid, beginning at a bounded white oak.: Other Tracts Mentioned: READING; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 363-11: EVANS ADDITION: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Dent, John: Surveyed 24 Jan 1670 for Edward Evans at a bound tree of a parcel of land formerly laid out for him and Edward Denberry.: Other Tracts Mentioned: DENTS INHERITANCE; Conveyance notes - Included into resurvey of DENTS INHERITANCE, folio 419, 19 Aug 1720,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 300-95: PROVIDENCE: 215 acres; Possession of - 215 Acres - Groves, George : : Surveyed 8 Feb 1687 for John Harrison: Other Tracts Mentioned: BATTEN CLIFFS; Conveyance notes - Included in Resurvey of BATTEN CLIFFS, folio 389,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 300-94: HARRISONS ADVENTURE: 252 acres; Possession of - 252 Acres - Dent, Thomas : Surveyed 22 Mar 1687 for John Harrison: Other Tracts Mentioned: HOBARTS DISCOVERY; CHESTNUT POINT; HOBARTS NEGLECT; Conveyance notes - no such land to be found, 1759/12/16 resurveyed by Moses Hobart into HOBARTS DISCOVERY (340 acres),1759 (182 Acres) resurveyed by : Benjamin Philpot into HOBARTS NEGLECT,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 456-529: HARRISONS HAZARD: 60 acres; Possession of - 60 Acres - Harrison, William: : Surveyed for William Harrison, 18 May 1745, beginning at a bound Spanish oak standing on the South side of the Main road that leads from the Cold Spring [Coole Springs] to Piles Fresh on the West line of a small branch of the said tract: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 364-14: ST. ANNE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Turner, Samuel: : Surveyed 15 April 1672 for Dennis Husculaw at the N.N.E. bound tree of BOW: Other Tracts Mentioned: BOW; TURNER FOREST; ; Conveyance notes - Included in TURNER FOREST folio 419, 22 June 1720, ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 364-17: LOVES ADVENTURE: 136 acres; Possession of - 136 Acres - Dent, John: : Surveyed 23 July 1695 for Thomas Love formerly in St. Mary's County beginning at a bound red and with 8 notches on the West side of N.E. branch of Chaptico Creek.: Other Tracts Mentioned: DENTS INHERITANCE; Conveyance notes - Included into resurvey of DENTS INHERITANCE, folio 419, 19 Aug 1720,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 400-147: ST. THOMAS & PART OF ST. GEORGES RESURVEY: 1138 acres; Possession of - 1138 Acres - See notes: Re-Surveyed 19 Oct 1721 for Thomas Sympson on the West side the main swamp of Piles Fresh beginning at a bounded Spanish oak: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 218 Acres - Peter Wood from Richard Edelen; 27 Nov 1735, 190 Acres - Richard Edelen from Thomas Simpson; 12 Apr 1743,250 Acres - Peter Wood from Thomas Simpson; 12 April 1743, 59.86 Acres - John Baptist Boarman from William Cooksey; 12 Apr 1743 ; 56.26 Acres - Fidelonias Simmes from Thomas Baptist Boarman; 23 May 1745, 190 Acres - Bayne Smallwood from Clement Kenneday; 22 Jan 1745; 50 Acres - William Cooksey from John Dent; 23 July 1748, 66 Acres - Fidelonias Simmes from Anthony Simmes; 10 Nov 1748, 103.40 Acres - Huson Wathen from Francis Simmes; 10 Dec 1748

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