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

John Speake

Male 1665 - 1731  (66 years)


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  • Name John Speake 
    Born 1665  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jan 1731  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I104107  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 May 2022 

    Father Thomas Speake,   b. 1 Jan 1634, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1681, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Bowling,   b. 26 Jun 1635, Chorley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 May 1692, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 3 Nov 1663  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Winifred Wheeler,   b. 13 Mar 1663, Indian Fields, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Mar 1725, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1685  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Speake,   b. 1685, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1731, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years)  [natural]
     2. Thomas Speake,   b. 1693, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1766, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     3. Richard Speake,   b. 1698, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1749, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     4. Richard {Land Records} Speake,   b. 1698, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1749, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     5. Jane Speake,   b. 1700, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1773, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 20 May 2022 
    Family ID F1656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Goodrick,   b. 13 Mar 1674, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1746, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1729  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 May 2022 
    Family ID F3190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Speake, John, innholder, Charles County, 4th Dec., 1731; 1st Jan., 1731.
      To wife Mary, extx., lot and dwelling houses in Charles Town, co. afsd., during life; at her decease to grandson John, son of Thomas Speake; and personalty, including some left her by her former husband James Semmes.
      To sons John, Richard and Thomas and dau. Jane, wife of Edward Maddocke, personalty, and residue of estate equally.
      Test: Francis Ware, Allon Hewton, Robert Hanson. 20,337.
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      John Spake 16.445 CH £165.13.6 May 20 1732
      Servants mentioned: Peter Mitchell.
      Appraisers: Matthew Stone, Francis Adams.
      Creditors: John Theobalds, Francis Ware.
      Next of kin: Thomas Speake, Edward Maddock.
      Executors: John Speake, Richard Speake.
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      John Speake 12.42 A CH £165.13.6 £201.17.6 Aug 15 1733
      Received from: Bryan Flyn, John Beale, William Smallwood, John Hurrie, John Hanson, Jr., Thomas Burroughs, John Neale, Joseph Pallusus, Thomas Stone, Charles Sample, Joseph Chitham, Walter Hanson, Col. Robert Hanson, Bartholomew Anderson, Moses Bell, William Clements, Jr., John Morgan Guskell, John Beal, Jr., Samuel Clements, Aaron Goodrick, Archibald Johnson, Allen Haton, Col. George Mason, John Barker, William Skinner, Ignatius Mitchell, Benjamin Douglas, Edmund Magatee, Francis Green, John Smith Tayler, George Harley, Benjamin Gwinn, Francis Brown, Henry Hawkins, Thomas Barnes, Charles Courts, William Howard, Richard Price, William Nalley, Jonas Parker, John Franklin, John Tayler, John Hanby, Absalom Thorn, David Southerland, Edward Sanders, Elexander Adam, John Howard, Courts Keech, John Clark, Jr., Zachariah Wade, Jr., John Butts, John Brooks, Thomas Freeman, Miles McDonnald, Walter Dodson, Richard Howard, John Canseen, David Stone, Thomas Green, William Boarman, Ignatius Doyne, Giles Green, Alectius Semmes, Edward Walker, Thomas Matthews, Rober Miniian, Daniel Nader, Bayne Smallwood, Thomas Wheeler, William Connell, John Brown, Patrick Connelly, Richard Speake (accountant), William Wally, John Posey, James Middleton, Francis Gardiner, John Courts, Patrick Ferrall, Thomas Sanders, Jr., Henry Jameson, Thomas Mudd, Andrew Simpson, John Terrell, Francis Clements, Daniel McFerson, Thomas Jameson, Richard Harrison, George Thomas, James Masters, Richard Hodgson, Ralph Sharp, John Manning, William McFarling, Edward Jenkins, Walter Maddox, Charles Neale, John Webb, John Lane, Robert Brent, Edward Doyne, David Wade, Robert Maconchie, Thomas Conner, William Sanders, Jr., Francis Glass, Thomas Hawkins, John Cooksey, Stephen Evans, Charles Philpott, Charles Musgrave, William Munroe, Richard Edelen, Edward Clements, Robert Hanson, Jr., Richard Gambra, administrator of John Sanders, Jr., John Haw, William Griffen, Holland Middleton, Richard Robey, David Parsons, John Quin, Elias Dodd, William Benson, Jr., Thomas Price, administrator of James Allen.
      Payments to: Dr. Brown, Marmaduke Semmes, James Semmes (legacy from his father James Semmes (dead) whose executrix (unnamed) married the deceased), Robert Chrystie, James Tayler, Francis Ware, John Speake (accountant), JohnParnham, Matthew Sanders, Rev. Mr. George Thorold, Giles Zebedee, Thomas Clelan, Charles Calvert, Esq., John Huson (servant), Marmaduke Semmes for orphans (unnamed, their filial portions) of James Semmes, William Neale, Richard Robey paid to Richard Speake (accountant), Walter Pye, Thomas Berry, John Read, John Walker, George Graham per John Adams.
      Executors: John Speake, Richard Speake.
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      John Speake 12.105 A CH £77.8.9 Nov 7 1733
      Received from: Leonard Green, Jr., Richard Cornish, Hussey Luckett, Edward Brawner, Richard Chapman, John Clements, Col. George Mason, John Maconchie, William Brooke, Ben in Garner, John Higton, Matthew Stone.
      Payments to: Joseph Lancaster, Virlinda Harrison, John Meredith paid to Mr. Philip Key, Richard Tarleton paid to Mr. Philip Key, William Millstead, Archibald Campbell per John Graham, John Maconchie, James Semmes (son of James Semmes (dead, widow & executrix (unnamed) married the deceased)), Richard Gildert paid to John Lancaster, Walter Pye, Jane Brent, Martha Yoakley.
      Mentions: parties (unnamed) interested are all at age.
      Executors: John Speake, Richard Speake.
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      John Speake 14.98 A CH £51.7.9 Dec 3 1735
      Received from: Francis Hamersley, John Hagarthy, James Keech, executor of Leonard Green, Richard Tarvin, Capt. Robert Yates. Barton Hungerford, Richard Barber, Thomas Coombes, executor of John Ward, John Phillpott, John Hanson, William Clements, Sr., Alexander Macferson, Pat. Magatee, John wilder.
      Payments to: Richard Wheeler, Francis Goodrick, James Glasscock, Joseph Adderton per William Eilbeck, Marmaduke Semmes, John Theobalds, executor of Daniel Jenifer, Charles Calvert, Esq., Samuel Hanson.
      Executors: John Speake, Richard Speake.
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      Philip Pealey 37A.18 A CH #14606 Jan 30 1715
      Received from: Thomas Sanders paid to William Hunter,
      Payments to: Capt. Dent, Capt. Thomas Dent, Mr. Robert Hanson, John Speake, Richard Chapman Alward, Mr. William Hunter, John Croxson & Roger Yopp.
      Distribution to: wife (unnamed, 1/3rd) of accountant.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Holiwood (relict), now wife of James Holiwood.
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      John Cole 6.353 A CH £55.11,9 £24.1.0 May 24 1725
      Received from: William McFerson, Dr. Jenifer, Joseph Gardiner.
      Payments to: John Speaks, Sr., Dr, Brown, Patrick Connelly, Samuell Hanson, Henry Griffin, Walter Winter, Mary Miller, John Neale,
      Executrix: Elisabeth Gambra, wife of Richard Gambra,
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber R, Page 333
      16 Jan 1691; From Charles Shepherd to James Speake, ski John Speake; a heifer; /s/ Charles Shepherd; wit. Wm. Surgeant, Bowling Speake
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber L, Page 178
      I1 Aug 1685; Indenture from Jno. Wheeler, Gent., to Jim. Speaks and Winifred his wife, d/o Jno. Wheeler; a parcel of land called Phmoth on a fresh of the Piscataway River; containing 350 acres; /s/ Jno. Wheeler (mark); wit. Ignatius Causcene, Wm. Barton
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber M, Page 32
      10 Nov 1685; Indenture from John Wheeler, Gent., to John Speake; for a quantity of tobacco and love of his natural dau. Winnifred; a parcel of and called Plymouth; containing 350 acres; near fresh of the Piscataway; /s/ John Wheeler (mark); wit. Wm. Thompson, Sam'll Cooksey, Tho. Sympson, Jr.

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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 138
      5 Aug 1709; Indenture from John Maclaine, planter, to John Speake, planter; service for 4 years; /s/ John Maclaine; wit. Robt. Hanson
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 61
      8 Oct 1713; Cattle mark recorded at request of Richard Speake and John Speake, his father
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 323
      22 Mar 1719; Recorded at request of John Speake, innholder:
      12 Oct 1719; Indenture from John Clark, planter, to John Speak; for yearly rent; a parcel called Coates Retirement on Portobacco Creek; /s/ John Clarke; wit. James Rusell (mark), Robt. Hanson; 12 Mar 719 ack. by John Clark
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 400
      1 Nov 1720; Recorded at request of Richard Speake, planter:
      28 Nov 1720; Indenture from John Speake, Gent., and Winnifred his wife, to Richard Speake, s/o sd. John and Winifred; for love of their son; part of a parcel called Reserve in the woods at Chingamuxon; containing 210 acres; /s/ John Speake, Winnifred Speake (mark); wit. Thomas Stone, Gustavous Browne, Jno. Manning; 28 Nov 1720 ack. by John Speake and his wife Winifred
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 402
      1 Dec 1720; recorded at request of Thomas Speake, planter:
      28 Nov 1720; Indenture from John Speake, Gent., and Winnifred his wife, to Thomas Speake; for love of their son; part of a parcel called Reserve; containing 143 acres; /s/ John Speake, Winnifred Speake (mark); wit. Thomas Stone, Gustavous Browne, Jno. Manning; 28 Nov 1720 ack. by John Speake and his wife Winifred
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      Charles County Liber L#2, Page73.
      The mark of cattle & hogs of Mr. Jno Speake Sr was recorded this Feb 11, 1722.
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 485
      29 Mar 1722; Recorded at request of Wm. Godfrey, planter:
      28 Feb 1721; Indenture from Robert Covert and Christian his wife to William Godfrey, planter; for 272 acres; a tract called Partner Content; bounded by land of John Speake called Reserve; Is/ Robt. Covent (mark), Christian Covent (mark); wit. Jno. Manning, Wm. Stone, Jr.; 28 Feb 1721 ack. by Robert Covert and Christian his wife
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 261.
      At the request of John Parnham of CC, the following deed was recorded this Mar 23,: 1725.
      Mar 9, 1725 from John Speak Sr of Chandler Town in CC, innholder, to John Parham of CC, for 40 £sterling and for divers other good causes, 2 lots in Chandler Town in CC, and taken up by John Speak Sr afd, bounded by stake #34, containing and laid out for 1 acre 3 rood and 8 perches, asby certificate and plat of Mr. John Manning's survey. Signed - John Speake. Wit - Jon Fendall*, Robt Hanson*. Winifred, wife of John Speak Sr, relinquished her right of dower in and to the within mentioned 2 lots.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 404. At the request of William Chandler of CC, Gent, the following deed was recorded this Nov 28, 1727.
      Nov 23, 1727 from John Parnham of CC, merchant, to Wm Chandler of CC, Gent, for 5 £sterling and for divers other good causes, a lot in Chandler Town in CC, and taken up by John Speake Sr, innholder &formerly of Chandler Town, it being part of the lots whereon sd Speake formerly dwelled, and was by sd Speake sold to sd John Parnham, bounded by lot #34, being lot #33. Signed - John Parnham. Wit 7 Robt Hanson*, Gust Brown*.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 352
      Enrolled at request of Thomas Owen 11 Jan 1728:
      Indenture, 11 Jan 1728; Between John Speake, Jr., of Charles County, planter, and Thomas Owen, planter, and Elizabeth his wife (lately relict of John Cade, millwright) of the one part and Robert Cade, minor son of John Cade; John Speake, Jr. with his father John Speake, Sr., of Charles County, innholder, and Winifred his wife, mother of sd. John, Jr., sold on 4 Dec 1722 to John Cade a parcel being part of a tract called Plymouth near the main fresh of Piscataway; originally patented for John Wheeler 14 Jun 1675; bounded by Joseph Newton; containing 140 acres; /s/ John Speake; wit. Jose. Belt, Edw. Sprigg; 11 Jan 1728 ack. by John Speake and Elizabeth his wife
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 171. At the request of Walter Winter of CC, the following deed was recorded this Sep 10, 1729.
      Sep 3, 1729 from Richard Speake of CC, planter, and Theodocia, his wife, to Walter Winter of CC, for 60,500 lbs of tobacco and for divers other causes, a parcel of land in CC at Chickamuxon [Chicamuxen Cr], being a plantation where Joshua Ratliff now lives, and part of a tract of land called Reserve, bounded by the Ready branch, containing and laid out for about 103 acres. Signed - Richard Speake, Theodocia (T her mark) Speake. Wit - Robert Hanson*, Henry Hawkins*.

      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 172. At the request of John Speake Sr of CC, the following deed was recorded this Sep 10, 1729.
      Sep, 1729 from Richard Speake of CC, Gent, to John Speake of CC, Gent, reputed father of sd Richard Speake, for the natural love which I have for my honoured father John Speake, and for divers other good causes, Richard grants John, part of a tract of land, being part of a tract called Reserve, lying in the woods at Cinquamuxon [Chicamuxen Cr] in CC, bounded by the main fresh of the ready Branch, containing, by computation, about 110 acres. Signed - Richard Speake. Wit - George Dent*, Robert Hanson*. Theodocia, wife of the afd Richard Speak, relinquished her right of dower.

      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 173. At the request of Walter Winter of CC, the following deed was recorded this Sep 11, 1729.
      Jun 11, 1729 from John Speake of CC, planter,. to Walter Winter of CC, for 3000 lbs of tobacco and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land called Mackeys Park, lying in CC on the easternmost side of Chiquamuxon [Chicamuxen Cr], which part contains and is laid out for about 50 acres. Signed - John Speake. Wit - William Stone*, John King*. This deed was acknowledged by John Speake and Elizabeth, his wife.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 256.
      At the request of Joseph Newton of Prince Georges County, the following deed was recorded Jun 14, 1731.
      Jun 8, 1731 from John Speake Jr of CC, planter, to John Speake of CC, innholder (father of the afd John Speake Jr), for 5 shillings and also in compliance with an act of Assembly of Oct 5, 1725, entitled an Act to Enable John Speake Jr of CC to Confirm a Seat of Entail, and lying in Prince Georges County, called Plymouth, unto the purchasers thereof, and to entail certain lands in CC, has granted sd John Speake Sr 2 tracts of land called Allinsons Supply, lying in CC on the south side of Chickamuxon [Chicamuxen Cr], bounded by the woods, containing and laid out for about 200 acres. The other tract of land, called Mackey's Park, is in CC on Chickamuxon Cr, bounded by sd Allinsons Supply, the woods, containing and laid out for about 200 acres. To have and to hold, the afd 2 tracts to sd John Speake Sr and the heirs of the body of Winifred (his late wife) by him lawfully begotten. And in case the heirs of sd Winifred shall die before they come to age to enjoy and possess the 2 tracts, then sd 2 tracts to the use and behoof of the heirs of Jno Wheeler decd (father of the sd Winifred). Signed - Jno Speake Jr. Wit - Geo: Dent*, Ed: Anderson. This deed was acknowledged by John Speake Jr and Elizabeth, his wife.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 207. At the request of Jacob Clements of CC, the following deed was recorded this May 21, 1730.
      Apr 20, 1730 from John Speake of CC, innholder, to Jacob Clements of CC, planter, for 11,700 lbs of tobacco, a parcel of 234 acres, part of a tract of land called The Reserve, first granted to sd Speake for about 383 acres, lying in CC at Chiquamuxon [Chicamuxen Cr], bounded by the SW side of a great branch of Chicquamuxon Cr, other branches of sd Cr, containing about 234 acres. Signed - John Speak. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Henry Hawkins*. This deed was acknowledged by Jno Speake and Mary, his wife.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 346
      Enrolled at request of Joseph Newton 25 Aug 1731:
      Indenture, 8 Jun 1731; Between John Speake, Jr., planter and Joseph Newton, merchant; John Speake, Jr. together with his father John Speake, Sr. of Charles County, innholder, and Winifred his wife, did by deed dated 24 Nov 1718 convey to Joseph Newton a tract called Plymouth near the main fresh of Piscataway originally patented John Wheeler 14 Jun 1675; containing 210 acres; whereas it was found that the tract of land was not the absolute right of the grantors; that John Wheeler, father of sd. Winifred, had by deed of gift 11 Aug 1685 to Winifred wife of John Speake; if they shd. die before they reach the age to possess the land, it was to return to the possession of John Wheeler; whereas John Speake, Jr., eldest son of sd. John Speake and Winnifred his wife petitioned the General Assembly of Maryland at Annapolis Tues 5 Oct 1725 setting forth the bargain and sale to John Cade of one part of sd. tract called Plymouth and the other part to Joseph Newton; declaring intention to settle other lands in Charles Co. of equal or greater value; this indenture for 5s unto Joseph Newton a tract called Plimouth; /s/ John Speake, Jr.; wit. Geo. Dent, Ed. Anderson; 8 Jun 1731; ack. by John Speak and Elizabeth his wife

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      Charles County Court Records, August 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 420.
      Richard Speake, by his petition, says that he has had a path or road for many years past, that was formerly kept open by John Speake, father to the sd petitioner, and Matthew Dike, which leads to the Church and Mr. Dent's Mill, but the ancient path is now stopped up by Samuel Grey, and that the sd Samuel has cleared a path at several times for him and others, but frequently takes it into his plantation so that the petitioner has oft times little or no road to his Parish Church. Therefore he asks that he may have a road laid off for him, which he would keep open at his own expense. Whereupon it is ordered that Richard Harrison, William Eilbeck, & William Dent of CC, Gent, do view the premises and report their opinion to next Nov CC Court.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 42.
      At the request of William Mackintosh, the following lease was recorded on Jun 14, 1745.
      Jun 12, 1745 from Mary Speake of CC, widow, to William Mackintosh of CC, innkeeper, the lease of all that lot with the house or houses, in Charles Town, which lot was devised to sd Mary Speake by her late husband, John Speake, during her natural life. This lease is for the term of the natural life of Mary Speake. The rent is 9 £per year, to be paid quarterly. Signed - Mary (S her mark) speake, William (X his mark) Mackintosh. Wit - William Eilbeck, Walter Hanson
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      mm: it appears from reading both of these records that they are both intended for John Speake, and that James Speake never existed

      Charles County Circuit Court Liber R, Page 333
      16 Jan 1691; From Charles Shepherd to James Speake, ski John Speake; a heifer; /s/ Charles Shepherd; wit. Wm. Surgeant, Bowling Speake

      Charles County Circuit Court Liber L, Page 178
      I1 Aug 1685; Indenture from Jno. Wheeler, Gent., to Jim. Speaks and Winifred his wife, d/o Jno. Wheeler; a parcel of land called Plymoth on a fresh of the Piscataway River; containing 350 acres; /s/ Jno. Wheeler (mark); wit. Ignatius Causcene, Wm. Barton

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