Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Lanham

Male 1689 - Aft 1763  (> 74 years)


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  • Name John Lanham  [1
    Born 1689  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 4 Feb 1763  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015270  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father John Lanham,   b. 18 May 1661, Wortham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1732, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Shaw,   b. Abt 1672, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1729, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Mar 1688/89  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Dickeson,   b. Abt 1692, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1707/08  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Lanham,   b. 7 Mar 1708/09, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years)
     2. John Lanham,   b. 14 Aug 1710, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1750, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     3. Mary Lanham,   b. 3 Sep 1714, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1758, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)
     4. William Lanham,   b. 21 Sep 1717, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Lanham,   b. 22 Sep 1720, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1724, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     6. Eleazer Lanham,   b. 8 Jan 1722/23, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1767, Prince George's County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     7. Elizabeth Lanham,   b. 21 Dec 1727, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1795, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Dorothy Lanham,   b. 1731, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1818, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     9. Elisha Lanham,   b. 23 Jun 1725, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F08270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:VGSCT5KpG8cJ:users.mdonline dot net/sailor/lanhamref.html+%22elias+lanham%22,+%22prince+george%27s+county, +maryland%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1
      URL title: References Relating to the Lanham Lineage prior to ~1805 in Southern Maryland
      Note:
      In the name of God, Amen, I John Lanham Senior of Prince George's County thro the Mercy and goodness of God the weak in body yet of a perfect understanding this my last will and Testament as follows - I make and appoint my beloved wife Executrice of this my last will and Testament and charge her with all my debts legacies and funeral charges.
      Item - I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter, Daurity (Dorthy) on Hundred and six acres of land which I had by my wife; and she is willing to give it to hir after hir death where unto she Doth set her hand and seal; to hir and hir heirs and assigns for ever.
      Item - I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary all and singular my moveable Estate during hir life and after hir Decease to be equally divided between my six children, Vis. Thomas, Mary, Eleazer, Elisha, Elizabeth and Daurity, as Witness my hand and seal this 4th day of February 1763.
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      Signed sealed in presence of
      his his
      Joseph X Simson Senior John X Lanham
      mark mark
      Joseph X Simson Junior Mary X Lanham
      mark mark
      HEN: HUMFREY
      Thomas Jr., John III, Mary, William,
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      Thomas Dickeson 10.336 PG 31.19.11 Feb 27 1724/25
      Appraisers: Robert Wade, John Jones.
      Creditors: William Ponson, John Lanham, Sr.
      Next of kin: John Lanham, Jr., Elisabeth Hunter.
      Administrator: John Dickeson.
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      John and his wife Dorothy were the parents of John, Jr., was in Charles County by 1689, when as "John Lannum, son of John" he registered a cattle mark; Richard; William; and Thomas
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      Williams, Samuel, Prince George's County, 20th Dec., 1737; 26th Sept., 1738.
      To John Lanham, Sr., 10 pounds.
      To Thomas Smallwood, personalty in his hands.
      To Thomas Middleton, Jr., ex, and hrs., "Stevens Hope" and "Norwich;" residue of estate.
      Test: Joseph Hatton, Jr., Ebsworth Bayne, William Whithorne (Whitehorn).21. 916.
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      Jeremiah Macknew 37B.190 A PG 34.11,3 15,5,6 Aug 6 1717
      Received from: Phillip Mason, John Lanham.
      Payments to: Edward Edelen, Mr. Phillip Lee, William Marlow, executrix of William Glover, Benjamin Berry, Patrick Hepburn.
      Administrators: Timothy Mahall and his wife Sarah Mahall (widow of deceased).
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      Jeremiah Macknew 36C.161 I PG 34.11.3 Mar 26 1716
      Appraisers: James Young, John Lenham.
      Creditors: William Marlow.

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      John Lanham transported to MD March, 1678, by Col. Benjamin Rozer in ship "Dover" of London, Capt John Harris, Commander.

      John Lanham, Jr. m. Mary Dickinson Feb 14, 1708 in King George's Parish, Prince George's Co, MD.

      Their son Eleazer Lanham was b. Jan 8, 1723 in King George's Parish, PG Co, MD.

      Wm Fenley's will, Nov 15, 1791, PG Co, MD, was witnessed by Ealy Lanham. John & Mary Dickinson Lanham, also, had children, Elizabeth and Dorothy who married Francis Piles.

      12 Aug 1705 Chas Co: John Dickinson, planter, sold to William Stone, Gent., 144A part of 300A tract called "Millner" on west side of northernmost branch of Nanjemy Creek, adjacent Francis Harrison; witnesses were John Manning and Edwd. Chapman "ChCP Z:248"

      On Nov 2, 1717, Thomas Dickinson conveyed the tracts "Dickson's Lott" and "Fox's Hole" to his daughter, Mary Lanham. Thomas' wife, Isabella, consented.

      On Feb 27, 1724, John Lanham, Jr. signed the inventory of Thomas Dickason as one of the next of kin. The appraisers were Robert Wade & John Jones. Creditors: Wm Ponson & John Lanham, Sr. NOK John Lanham, Fr & Elizabeth Hunter. Adm. John Dickeson.

      June 28, 1732; Deposition of Thomas Middleton, Sr. age 55 (b. 1677); mentions "land my son now lives on" and "my father-in-law Thomas Dickinson, Sr. (PGLR Q.480)

      Feb 8, 1770, PG Co, MD Charles Fenley, Jr. and William Bayne were appraisers for the estate of Allin Lanham in Prince George's County. The next of kin was Daniel Frazier. Adm. Flackanah Lanham.

      There are those on Roots Web who list one of Eleazer Lanham's children as Chloe Lanham m. ________ Finley. William Fenley b. Feb 24, 1761, in King George's (St. John's) was a son of Charles Fenley, Jr. and Martha Bayne. This is William Fenley's will with no mention of Chloe:

      William Fenley's Will : In the name of God Amen. I William Fenley of Prince Georges County in the State of Maryland, Mariner - - - give and bequeath unto my two Brothers, Thomas Fenley and James Fenley, all my Estate both real and personal to be equally divided between them. I Constitute make and Ordain my Brother Thomas Fenley sole Executor of this my last will --" . The will was witnessed on July 2, 1791 by Charles Bayne, John Dent Moreland & Eleazor (Ealy) Lanham.
      The will was probated in Prince Georges County Nov. 15, 1791 and certified by Sam Tyler.

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      20 Mar 17 10/11; Recorded at the request of Ralph Shaw:
      19 Mar 1710/11; Articles of Agreement between Ralph Shaw, Sr., and Edward Marlow, Sr. of Prince George's County, planter; Shaw gives to Marlow all stock of cattle and hogs, household goods, except 2 trunks, two chests and all that is in them; all grain, both English and Indian; to John Lanham and Edward Marlow all grain now growing; to John Lanham 2 cows and calves; to Marlow all rights to Negro and child; Marlow to allow Shaw and Anne his wife a room to themselves for their natural life an 1,200# tobacco yearly and 50 gallons of cider and 4 gallons or rum, if rum not to be had then 100 gallons cider; to find them a horse to ride on when they have occasion; Edward Marlow binds himself in amt. of 60; John Lanham for 30; Randall Garland for 30; /s/ Edward Marlow (mark), John Lanham (mark) Randall Garland (mark); 19 Mar 1710/11; Confirmation of above agreement; /s/ Ralph Shaw, Anne Shaw (mark); wit. Thomas Hunt (mark), John Speake
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      Prince George's Land Records 1717-1726 - Liber F - Folio: l8/644 o Deed of Gift, 16 Nov 1717
      From: John Lanham, Senr of Prince George's County
      To: John Lanham, Jun', planter of Prince George's County
      Gift of one half of the tract called Lanham's Addition in Prince George's County; hounded by land given by John Senr to his son Richard Lanham; containing 100 acres of land /d John Lanham (mark & seal)
      Wit: Eleanor Addison, Thos ,Addison
      Acknowledged by Dorothy Lanham wife of John, Senr; enrolled 30 Dec 1717
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 227
      Enrolled at request of John Lannum 22 Aug 1727:
      Indenture 22 Aug 1727; Between John Virgin and Elizabeth his wife, planter, and John Lannum; for 3,000# tobacco; a parcel called Fox Hole adjoining the dwelling plantation of Lannum; containing 108 acres; /s/ John Virgin (mark), Eliza. Virgin (mark); wit- Jos. Belt, Jere Belt; ack. 22 Aug 1727 by John Virgin and Elizabeth his wife
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 326
      Enrolled at request of John Dickenson 10 Sep 1728:
      From John Dickinson for love and affection to my cousin Thomas Lannam, s/o John Lannam, Jr.; part of parcel called Chance; bounded by Simon's Creek which flows into the Potomac; containing 100 acres of Calverton Manor; /s/ Jno. Dickinson (mark); wit. J- Wilson, Zach. Wade; ack. by John Dickinson and Frances his wife
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 469
      Special Petition of Nehemiah Wade 28 Mar 1732:
      From Charles, Lord Baltimore to John Abbington, Joseph Purnell, Walter Bayne and Joseph Noble; regarding boundaries of Friendship; depositions follow:
      Near William Elliot's old road:
      William Penson, age ca 54; mentions Thomas Dickinson, Sr., Capt. Wade's land and Capt. Hide's plantation
      At a great gully, William Penson sworn again:
      Anguish McCloud, decd, did in his lifetime bring John Jones and me to this place and said his master Guthridge showed him boundary tree
      William Penson makes further oath regarding same boundary John Lanham, Jr. swore he knew nothing
      Thomas Norton, age ca 54 mentions Thomas Dickinson
      Recorded 28 Jun 1732

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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 657
      Enrolled at request of Richard Lanham 26 Jun 1733:
      Indenture, 26 Jun 1733; Between John Lanham, Jr., planter, and Richard Lanham, planter; for 3,000# tobacco; half part of Lanham Addition; containing 100 acres; /s/ John Lanham; wit. Thos. Wilcoxon, John Beall; ack. 26 Jun 1733 by John Lanham and Mary his wife
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 278.
      We, John Lanham Jr of PG, Gent., & Mary, his wife, for the love we have for Mary, the wife of John Parmer Jr, our daughter, and for other good causes, we give to our sd daughter, 100 acres of land which is part of a tract of land called the Two Johns, bounded by a tract of land called Lanhams Folly, a place where Thomas Lanham Jr begins, containing and laid out for about 100 acres. Signed May 2, 1741 John (IL his mark) Lanham Jr. Wit - Thos Owen*, Jno Hawkins Jr*. Sd Mary Lanham relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded May 2, 1741.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 279.
      We, John Lanham Jr of PG, Gent., & Mary, his wife, for the love we have for Thomas Lanham Jr, our son, and for other good causes, we give to our sd son, one part of a tract of land called The Two Johns, containing and laid out for about 18 acres. Also another part of that afd tract called The Two Johns, containing and laid out for about 82 acres. Signed May 2, 1741 - John (IL his mark) Lanham Jr. Wit - Thos Owen*, Jno Hawkins Jr*. Sd Mary Lanham relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded May 20, 17
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 529.
      Aug 21, 1742 from Francis Goodrick & Mary, his wife, of Charles County, to Daniel Jenkins of PG, planter, for 10,000 lbs of tobacco and for other valuable causes, one moiety of that tract of land called Axmantown, situated in PG, the other moiety being the property of Jno Lanham, and now or late in the possession of the sd Lanham, which moiety contains about 219 acres, as by the survey will more fully appear, bounded by Robert Wade's land on Piscataway Branch, the north line of Dublin, containing and now laid out for about 438 acres, to be holden of the Manor of Zachia, as by the original patent & certificate. Signed - Fran. Goodrick. Wit - Thos Owen*, Jno Hawkins Jr*. Sd Mary Goodrick relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Sep 8, 1742.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 64. At the request of Eleazer Lanham the following Deed was recorded August 18, 1750
      Indenture made August 11, 1750; John Lanham Jr., planter out of the love and affection he hath and beareth unto his son the said Eleazer Lanham and for diverse other causes and considerations him hereunto more especially moving has given all that moiety or part of a tract called Foxhole adjoining to the now dwelling plantation of the said John Lanham and containing 108 acres. Signed John Lanham, Jr. in the presence of James Mullikin, Francis King and acknowledged before John Hawkins Jr., George Fraser and at the same time Mary Lanham wife of John Lanham Jr. relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 65. At the request of Daniel Frazer the following Deed was recorded August 18, 1750
      Indenture made August 11, 1750; John Lanham Jr., planter out of the love and affection that he hath and doth bear unto his daughter Elizabeth Fraser wife of Daniel Frazer and for diverse other causes and considerations him hereunto more especially moving has given parts of a tract called Lanham's folly containing 100 acres. Signed John Lanham Jr. in the presence of James Millikin, Francis King and acknowledged before John Hawkins Jr., George Fraser and at the same time Mary Lanham wife of John Lanham Jr. relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 252. At the request of John Lanham, Sr., the following Land Commission was recorded June 25, 1754
      Memorandum that on the special petition of John Lanham, Sr., preferred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in November in the 3rd year of his Lordship commission the Right Hon. the Lord Proprietary Dominion etc., his Lordship commission issued by order of the justices aforesaid out of the county aforesaid on the 24th day of December Anno Domini 1753. In these words following, Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore Vizt; to Messrs George Fraser, Robert Wade, Jonathan Burch and John Tolson of PGCo gentleman, whereas John Lanham, Sr., is seized of two tracts called "Foxes Hole" and "Dickeson's Lott" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town before Peter Dent, gentleman and his associates then and still justices within our county to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tracts of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tract. Witness Richard Keene, gentleman, December 15, 1753. Issued December 24, 1753, Joseph Sim, Clk
      Advertisement, by virtue of a commission had a Prince George's County court the Commissioner intend to meet at the house of John Lanham on May 28th next. Given under our hands and seals April 23, 1754, Robert Wade, John Tolson, Jonathan Burch
      Thomas Sherwood aged 50 years being sworn declares about 7 years ago Henry Dickeson came and laid out his hand upon this tree but now down and told this deponent that it was the beginning tree of "Foxes Hole" and it was told him by William Hunter that this tree was the beginning tree of "Foxes Hole" and then the commissioners ordered a post to be put down. And at the same time Henry Dickeson told this deponent that this white oak was a bounded tree of "Foxes Hole" now this deponent has his hand on. And at the same time Henry Dickeson told this deponent this hickory was the last tree of "Foxes Hole" but now down in a Locust post put down in the place and further this deponent saith not
      William Piles aged 28 years being sworn declares about 7 years ago Henry Dickeson told this deponent that this tree was the beginning tree of "Foxes Hole" but now down in their the commissioners ordered a post to be put down. And at the same time Henry Dickeson came to this place and said that here or hereabouts stood the 2nd bound tree of "Foxes Hole" but now is down and there the commissioners ordered a post to be put down. And at the same time Henry Dickeson told this deponent that this Locust was the 3rd bound tree of "Foxes Hole" but now is down and there the commissioners ordered a post to be put down. And at the same time Henry Dickeson came to this place and told this deponent that this hickory was a bound tree of "Foxes Hole" and he laid his hand upon the aforesaid hickory is now down and there the commissioners ordered a post to be put down in any further this deponent saith not.
      Edward Stonestreet, aged 50 years being sworn declares about 7 years ago Henry Dickeson told this deponent that this tree was the beginning tree of "Foxes Hole" is now down and there the commissioners ordered a post to be put down. And at the same time Henry Dickeson came here to this place and put his hand upon this Locust stump and said this was the 3rd tree of "Foxes Hole" and run from this place to the line of Battersey and to the bounded white oak of Gambrell's land and said he was told it was by William Hunter. And at the same time Henry Dickeson told this deponent that this hickory is now down was the last tree of "Foxes Hole" and he laid his hand upon the tree and there the commissioners ordered a post to be put down any further this deponent saith not
      Uriah Virgin, aged 26 being sworn declares that about 6 or 7 years ago he saw Henry Dickeson put his hand upon this tree that is now down and said it was the beginning tree of "Foxes Hole" and that it was William Hunter that he said it was the beginning tree and further this deponent saith not.
      Taken before us, May 28, 1754, Robert Wade, John Tolson, Jonathan Burch
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1757-1759; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 60. At the request of Notley Jones the following Land Commission was recorded abt November 14, 1757
      Memorandum that on the special petition of Notley Jones preferred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in June in the 7th year of his Lordship commission the Right Hon. the Lord Proprietary Dominion etc., his Lordship commission issued by order of the justices aforesaid out of the county aforesaid on the 30th day of June Anno Domini 1757. In these words following, Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore vizt; to Messrs George Fraser, Jonathan Burch, William Marbury and John Marlow of PGCo gentleman, whereas Notley Jones, is seized of a tract called "Lyons Hole" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town before Peter Dent, gentleman and his associates then and still justices within our county to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tract of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tract. Witness John Contee, Gentleman, June 30, 1757. Issued July 7, 1757, Joseph Sim, Clk
      By virtue of a commission to examine evidences to prove the bounds of "Lyons Hole" we hereby give notice that we intend to meet at the lands on the 22nd instant. Witness our hands and seals this August 2, 1757, William Marbury, John Marlow
      To the first, being now in the woods near the plantation of Notley Jones;
      Edward Stonestreet, aged 53 or thereabouts, declares that about 30 years ago Mr. Richard Wade showed him the tree he now has his hand on and told him it was the bound tree between him and Mr. John Jones and further saith not.
      Robert Wade, aged 53 or thereabouts, declares about 40 years ago Mr. John Jones showed this deponent white oak and said it was his beginning tree and it stood within 15 yards of the place he now stands and much about the same time Mr. William Penson showed this deponent the same tree and told him it was the beginning tree of Mr. John Jones who then lived on it and further saith not. To the Second;
      Robert Wade, aged 53 or thereabouts, declares about 36 years ago Mr. James Stoddart run from this place where he now stands or within 10 yards and at the same time Mr. John Jones, Mr. William Penson and Col. Thomas Addison told him that it was Mr. John Jones second tree and further saith not. To the third
      Robert Wade, aged 53 or thereabouts, declares about 40 years ago John Luis [sic Lewis] proved that Mr. Goodricks bound tree stood within 10 yards of the place he now stands and further saith not.
      John Lanham aged 68 years, declares that about 18 years ago he was shown this place where he now stands on or within 10 yards that there was a post set up and it was allowed to be a tree of Mr. John Jones land called "Lyons Hole" and further saith not.
      William Lanham aged 39 years, declares that about 18 years ago there was a post standing up within 10 yards of the place he now stands and further saith not.
      John Parnham, aged 48 or thereabouts, declares that about 8 years ago Henry Dickeson came within 40 yards of the place he now stands and showed this deponent a small maple and told him a bounded post of Mr. Goodrick's land and that it was the 3rd tree and further saith that about two years ago John Clark came with him to where he now stands and told him there stood the bounded post of Phillp Giddin's land [sic Gittings] and further saith not. To the fourth
      Robert Wade, aged 53 or thereabouts, declares about 40 years ago Mr. John Jones showed him a bound tree that stood within 10 yards of where he now stands and thinks the tree he now has his hand on is the tree, and that it was his last bound tree and further saith not. Willia Marbury, John Marlow.

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