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

Thomas Wentworth

Male Bef 1639 - 1672  (> 33 years)


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  • Name Thomas Wentworth 
    Birth Bef 1639  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1672  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24108  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Family Wentworth 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F13070  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Peary, Davy, [Charles County, Maryland] 12th Dec., 1659; 4th Jan., 1659.
      To Anne Thomas and Davy Pritchard, entire estate equally.
      Ex. not named.
      Test: Thos. Allenson, Thos. Wentworth. 1. 93.
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      Name: Ralph Smith
      Email: lemtenbarnoe@hotmail.com
      Note:
      The version of Peary's will above is from Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, Page 12. Another version of the will may be found at Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1B, p, 25. In that version, Peary and Prichard are called "Daby" rather than "Davy." No county is given in either version of the will, however, the parties named in the will (Allanson, Prichard and Wentworth) were all Charles Co. residents.
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      Lambert, Samuel, 14th Oct., 1661; 21st Dec., 1661.
      To John Williams, personalty.
      Brother John Lambert, ex. and residuary legatee.
      Test: Thos. Wentworth, Robt. Stine. 1. 159
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      Haggett, Humphrey, 30th Mch., 1663; 30th July, 1663.
      Wife Anne, execx. and sole legatee.
      Test: Francis Bacheler, Thos. Lomax, Thos. Wentworth, Thos. Steed. 1. 177.
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      James Hughes 2005-12-24 19:38:38
      Individual Notes

      From, "The Flowering of the Maryland Palatinate," by Harry Wright Newman, published by the author, Washington, 1961:

      "By August 13, 1666, the widow had married Thomas Hussey, Gent., for on that day William Nevill, Thomas Hussey and Joanna his wife conveyed to Thomas Wentworth for 10,600 lbs. tob. the land on the north side of the Piscataway known as "Heller's Palme," of 150 acres, as sold to the said Thomas Wentworth by John Nevill, deceased, but yet not acknowledged by reason of his untimely death. William Nevill and Thomas Hussey signed the deed of conveyance, while Johanna made her initian IH.
      Although she was formerly addressed as "Goodie Nevill," her second husband was Thomas Hussey, son of the Rev. John Hussey, of Harby, Lincolnshire, with title of "Gent." and one-time merchant and magistrate of Charles County. She was either his second or third wife, and while his daughters and co-heiresses have generally been stated to be issue of a previous marriage, a recent document would indicate that they were daughters by his wife, Johannah.*
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      James Hughes 2005-12-24 19:24:07
      Proceedings of the County Court of Charles County, 1658-1666Volume 53, Page 612

      Mr Thomas Wentworth acknowledged this ensuing Conueyan of Land to Daniell Methenya
      This Indentur maed the fifth day of August in the year of owr Lord God one thowsand six hundered and sixty four betwene Thomas Wentworth of Charleses County in the Prouince of Mariland Planter of the one Party and Daniell Methenia of the sam County Planter
      of the other party witneseth that the sayd Thomas wentworth as well for and in Consideration of the Quantitie of three thousand pounds
      of tobacco and Caske for which three seuerall bills is past befor the ensealing and deliuery hearof by the sayd Daniell Methenia to bee payd as followeth eight hundered pounds of tobacco and Caske to bee payd on the tenth day of Nouember next ensuing the daet of thees presents twelue hundered pounds of tobacco and Caske to bee payd in the year of owr Lord one thouwsand six hundered sixty flue on the tenth day of Nouember one thowsand pounds of tobacco and Caske to bee payd on the tenth day Nouember in the year of owr Lord one thowsand six hundered sixty six whearof and whearwith the sayd Thomas Wentworth doth acknowledg himself Satisfied Contented and Payd thearof and of Euery Part and Parcell thearof doth acquit and discharge the sayd Daniell Meteniah his heirs Executors Administrators and euery of them by thees Presents as also for diuers other good Causes and Considerations him hearunto moueing haue granted bargained sould Assigned set ouer and Confirmed and by thees Presents doe fully Clearly and Absolutely grant bargaine sell Assigne set ouer and Confirme unto the sayd Daniell Methenia his heirs Executors Administrators and Assignes all that Parcell of land Called wentworth Wood house situate lung and beeing in Charleses County aformentioned Lung on the North side of Pascatoway Riuer and on the south side of a Creeke (Called Matawomen) in the sayd Riuer or St Thomas Creeke Next adioyning to the land of John wheeler begining at the sayd Wheelers Northermost bounded oake by the Creeke syde Runing East North East up the Creeke for breadth one hundered and fifty pearches to a marked Locus tree bounding on the East by a line drawne South and by East from the sayd Locus three hundered and twenty pearches on the south by a line drawne south west and by west from the end of the south and by east Line for breadth one hundered and fifty pearches untill it intercept a Parrarell drawne from the land of the sayd wheeler on the west with the sayd land and Parrarell on the North by the sayd Creeke Contayning by estimation three hundered Acres bee the same more or lesse all and singular which sayd parcell of land togeather with all and Singular Its Right Jurisdiction and Appurtenances with all howsess thearon Erected Easments tenements Orchargs Medows feeding Pasturs wood underwoods ways Profits Commodities hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsouer unto the sayd Parcell of Land belonging or in any Mannor of ways Appertayning to haue and to hould the sayd Parcell of Land and all and Singular the Praemisses aformentioned to bee hearby bargayned and sould with the Appurtenances and euery part and Parcell thearof whatsoeuer befor Named or Receited unto the sayd Daniell Mathenia his heirs Excutors Administrators and Assignes for Euer Yealding and Paying thearfor unto the Chief Lord or Lords of the fee or feese thearof the Rents and Seruices which from hence forth from time to time shall grow dew for and in Respect of his or thear Signiorie or Signiories and the sayd Thomas Wentworth for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators Doe Couenant grant and Agree to and with the sayd Daniell Methenia his heirs Executors Administrators and Assignes shall and may lawfully Peaceably and Quiatly bane hould Occupie Poses and Enioy all and singular the Praemisses befor by thees Presents bargained and sould and euery part and Parcell thearof with Euery of the Rights Members and Appurtenances without the lawfull let suit troble Euiction Exquietion interruption or demand of or by the sayd Wentworth or of or by his heirs Executors Administrators or Assignes or any or eyther of them or of or by any other Person or persons Lawfully Claiming from by or under them or any of them or thear or any of thear Uses or by from or under their or any of their titles Estaets Meanes or Procuerment prouided that the aformentioned Sums of tobacco and Caske bee fully payd unto the sayd Thomas Wentworth his heirs Executors Administrators or Assignes at the times befor Expressed or els upon default or non Payment by the sayd Daniell Methenia his heirs Executors Administrators or Assignes of any part or Parcell thearof then the aforsayd Land with all and singular Its Rights Members Jurisdictions and appurtenances shall Returne unto the Proper Use and behoofe of the sayd Thomas Wentworth his heirs Executor administrators and Assignes and this Present indentur to bee voyd and of no effect and the sayd Thomas Wentworth for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators all and Singular the befor bargained Praemisses with their appurtenances and euery part and and Parcell thearof unto the sayd Daniell Methenia his heirs Executors Administrators and Assignes to the intent and meaning aforsayd shall and will warrant and for euer defend by thees Presents in witnes whearof the parties first [p. 512] aboue mentioned to thees Present Indenturs haue interchangab!y set thear hands and seales the day and year first aboue written Seigned Sealed and deliuered Thomas Wentworth togeather with Posession by Daniell Mathenia
      Liuery and Sesin by turfe and his marke twige in Presence of
      John Wheeler
      his marke
      John Ward his marke

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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 8 Jul 1662, Page 213
      Deed of Gift: from James Lendsey to Hugh Griffith a tract of land of 150 acres; between George Thompson and the easternmost branch of Nangemie Creek; I May 1662; /s/ James Lindsey; wit. Thomas Wentworth, Thomas Allonson
      Acknowledged by Marie Linsey, wife of James Lendsey; 2 May 1662; /s/ Marie Lendsey (mark); wit. Tho. Allonson, Thomas Wentworth; recorded 6 May 1662
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 17 Dec 1662, Page 40
      James Lindsey, atty. of William Williams, Plt.; James Lee, admn. to John Delahay, Def; letter of atty. entered for William Williams, mariner of Boston in New England, appointing Lindsey his atty.
      dated 24 Mar 1661; /s/ William Williams; wit. Tho. Wentworth (mark), Garret Sennet (mark); bill of debt entered for 800# of pork dated 7 Feb 166 1; /s/ John Delahay; wit. Francis Batchelor, Zachery Wade; defendant confesses debt; court orders payment
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 10 Feb 1662/3, Page 59
      John Browne demands warrant against Thomas Wentworth; subpoena Mr. Wade and George Harris; 10 Feb 1662
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 27 Mar 1662/3, Page 110
      Mr. John Meekes demands warrant against Thomas Wentworth; action of debt
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 3 Feb 1663/4, Page 255
      Thomas Wentworth demands warrant against John Cherman; debt of 170 per bill
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 5 Mar 1663/4, Page 280
      Thomas Wentworth demands warrant against John Cherman; debt of 170 by bill
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 6 Apr 1664, Page 308
      Thomas Wentworth, Plt.; John Cherman, Def.; debt of 170# of tobacco as per bill "more at large will appear'; plaintiff craves order of court for debt and costs
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 12 Jul 1664, Page 326, 327
      Richard Fowkes, Plt.; John Meekes by his atty. William Price, Def.; debt value of 2000# of tobacco by declaration in folio 154; plaintiff now non-suits his own action
      John Meekes by his atty. William Price, Plt.; Richard Fouke by his atty. Esq. William Calvert, Def.; debt of 221# of tobacco; declaration in folio 154; letter of attorney from John Meekes, surgeon of London, appointing William Price as his attorney; 19 Mar 1663/4; /s/ John Meekes; wit. Francis Pope, Abraham Rowse
      Bill binding Anne Haggat, wife of Humphery Haggat, dec'd, to pay John Meekes, surgeon, 221# of tobacco by 10 Oct next; 24 Jul 1663; /s/ Anne Haggat (mark); wit. Thomas Wentworth, Rachell Wil (mark)
      5 Aug 1663; 1 ivory comb more at 12# of tobacco witness to the delivery of Thomas Wentworth; defendanes atty. alleges that this was no debt of the defendant by of his wife's in the time of his widowhood and that the action entered against him alone and craves non-suit; granted and plaintiff to pay court costs
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 9 Aug 1664, Page 358
      Mrs. Agatha Langworth, widow, demands warrant against Mr. Robert Hundley, admn. of Francis Batchelor in action of debt value of 1000# of tobacco; subpoena Mr. Zachery Wade, Tho. Allcoke, William Chance and Tho. Wentworth
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 13 October 1664, Page 359
      Mrs. Agatha Langworth, atty. Mr. Abraham Rows, Plt.; Mr. Robert Hundley, admn. of Francis Batchelor, Def.; regarding debt of tobacco in declaration 173A; plaintiff asked to prove bill to be Mr. Batchelor's; plaintiff requests oaths of Mr. Zachery Wade and Mr. Thomas Wentworth who swore that to the best of their knowledge the bill was Mr. Batchelor's; defendant confesses judgment and court ordered payment of 1000# of tobacco and cask
      Mrs. Agatha Langworth by her atty. Mr. Abraham Rows, Plt.; Mr. Robert Hendley, admn. to Mr. Francis Batchelor, Def.; bill recorded folio 173A; plaintiff requests oaths of Mr. Zachery Wade and Mr. Thomas Wentworth; defendant confesses judgment; to pay plaintiff 1000# of tobacco
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 13 October 1664, Page 360
      Bill binding Francis Batchelor to pay 200# of tobacco in cask to Agatha Langworth dated 11 Apr 1663; /s/ Fran. Batchelor; wit. Zachery Wade; Thomas Wentworth;
      defendant confesses judgment; court orders payment
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 11 November 1664, Page 407
      ....William Allen, John Cabell and Nemio Littell; I do hereby authorize you to kill any of my hogs in "Lewisses Necke" or of the hogs of John Delahay whose mark is [description of mark]; 16 Oct 1663; /s/ James Lee (mark); wit. George Thompson, Thomas Wentworth [instructions to the jury by William Calvert]....
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 16 Nov 1665, Page 506
      Indenture; 14 Nov 1665; from Edmond Lindsey, planter, to George English, planter; a parcel of land granted. by lease from Charles Calvert to the widow of Symon Oversee; lying on the east side of St. Thomas Creek; containing 200 acres; bounded by land of Jobe Chandler
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 16 Nov 1665, Page 507, 508, 509
      /s/ Edmond Lindsey (mark); wit. Meverell Huls, Joseph Horton,
      Luke Greene; acknowledged by Edmond Lindsey to George English in open court Newman and his wife acknowledged the following to Mr. Francis Pope in open court: Indenture; 4 Aug 1665; from George Newman, planter, to Francis Pope, planter; for 3800# of tobacco, a parcel of land lying on the cast side of the Potomac River adjoining land of Richard Watson, planter; containing 350 acres taken up by Wm. Batten, dec'd, and formerly in possession of Francis Pope; /s/ George Newman, Sr., Lidia Numan (mark); wit. Abraham Rouse, Jacob Jans Thomas Wentworth acknowledged conveyance of land to Daniell Mathenya:
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 16 Nov 1665, Page 510, 511, 512, 513
      Indenture; 5 Aug 1664; from Charles Wentworth, planter, to Daniell Methenia, planter: for 3000# of tobacco; a parcel of land called Wentworth Wood House; lying on the north side of the Pascatoway Rivert and south side of Matawoman Creek or St. Thomas Crrek; adjoining John Wheeler; containing 300 acres; /s/ Thomas Wentworth, Daniell Mathenia (mark); wit. John Wheeler (mark), John Ward (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 61
      13 Aug 1666; Indenture from William Nevill, planter, and Thomas Hussey, Gent., and Johanna his wife, the relict of John Nevill, dec'd, to Thomas Wentworth, planter; for 2,600# of tobacco; a tract on the north side of the Piscataway River called WHEELER'S PALM; containing 150 acres; /s/ William Nevill, Thomas Hussey, Johanna Hussey (mark); wit. Gerrard Fouke, John Wright, John Lewgar
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 64
      13 Aug 1666; Indenture from John Lewgar, Gent., and Martha his wife, to John Wright, Gent.; for £50 from specialty now in England; a parcel of 150 acres out of his manor of 1,000 acres on the north side of a beaver dam bounding on the east with a branch called ST. ELISABETH'S; bounded BY DEEP SWAMP; /s/ John Lewgar, Martha Lewgar (mark); wit. Gerrard Fouke, Thomas Wentworth, Wm. Price
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber D, Page 56;
      22 Mar 1668/9; Deed of Gift from Amey Frankcum, widow and admn. of Henry Frankcum, deed gives to her children Henry Frankcum and Elizabeth Frankcum; gift of cattle and mares; /s/ Amey Franckum (mark); wit. Richard Fowke, Thomas Wentworth, Joannes Wrighte
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 36-1/2
      14 Mar 1670; Indenture from John Boyden, planter, to William Boyden and Mathew Sanders, planters; for 3,0000 tobacco; a tract called St. Margaret; on the southwest side of a branch running up St. Thomas Creek; bounded by Thomas Wentworth, Daniel Mathena and William Boyden; containing 80 acres; Js/ John Boyden; wit. Robert Robins, Richard Chapman (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 102
      10 Jun 1673; Indenture from William Boyden and Mathew Sanders, planters, to Francis Thornton, planter; for 3,800# tobacco; a parcel called St. Margaret's; lying on the southwest side of a branch running into St. Thomas Creek; bounded by Daniel Mathena, William Boyden and Thomas Wentworth; containing 80 acres; /s/ William Boyden, Mathew Sanders; wit. Luke Green, John Boyden
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 112
      10 Mar 1672; Indenture from John Hill, admn. of Thomas Wentworth, decd, to John Wright, merchant, for 2,000# tobacco; a parcel called Wentworth's Rest; on the east side of Piscataway { River; bounded by land of Edward Price; containing 100 acres; /s/ John Hill; wit. George Godfrey, Wm. Britton
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber K, Page 44;
      4 Dec 1682; Indenture from Daniell Mathena, late of Charles County, now of Stafford County, Colony of Virginia, to Nathan Barton of Stafford County, Virginia; for 12,000# tobacco, a 300 acre parcel of land called Wentworths Woodhouse on the north side of Piscataway River and south side of St. Thomas Creek; also a parcel called Cow Land of 28 acres; /s/ Daniell Mathena (mark), Sarah Mathena (mark); wit. Martin Scarlett, Ma_. Robinson
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 82_ May 25, 1757 from George Buckhanan of CC, tailor, to Bayne Smallwood of CC, for 5000 lbs of crop tobacco and for divers other good causes, a parcel of land in CC called St. margaretts, bounded by St. Thomases Cr and standing near the line of Thomas Wentworth's land now in possession of Aaron Nalley, thence to a bounded tree of William Boyden & Daniel Mathoney's land, then adjoining upon the head line of William Boyden's land, containing and now laid out for about 80 acres, formerly laid out for John Boyden, as will appear by a patent granted to him, sd John Boyden, in the year 1668. Signed - Geo Buchanan. Wit - Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer, Dan Jenifer. Recorded Jun 25, 1757.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 354-22: ST. MARGARETS: 80 acres; Possession of - 80 Acres - Sanders, John: Surveyed 12 January 1668 for John Boyden at a bound pock Hickory on the S.W. side of a branch running into St. Thomas Creek: Conveyance notes - Escheat by George Buchannan 1757, 40 Acres - Michael Lyon from Thomas Rlit (?) 27 July 1745,20 Acres - George Buchannan from Mary Smallwood 24 July 1749,
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: SOUTH KIRBY; Owner: Wentworth, Thomas: Orig County = C {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Jun 5, 1663 : Ref: Liber 11 f 238 : Map Location: O-11
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 346-25: WENTWORTH REST: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Wright, Thomas: Surveyed 14 June 1669 for Thomas Wentworth beginning at a bound oak on the East side Piscataway river near the land of Edward Price.: Other Conveyance notes - None
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 352-7: WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Barton, William: Surveyed 9 March 1660 for Thomas Wentworth on the South side of Mattawoman Creek adjoining to the land of John Wheeler: Other Conveyance notes - 20 Acres - John Contee Esq from William Barton 8 June 1708, 20 Acres - Thomas Plunkett from Philemon Hensley 10 Aug 1714,,
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 21
      19 Aug 1714; Recorded at request of Thomas Plunker, planter:
      10 Aug 1714; Indenture from Philemon Hemsley and Mary his wife, to Thomas Plunket, planter; for 2,000# tobacco; part a parcel called [blank] {mm WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE}; formerly in possession of William Barton and part of the tract Barton formerly dwelled on in Mattawoman on the north side of Piscataway River commonly called Potomac River; adj. to a parcel laid out for John Wheeler, now in possession of John Sanders of Mattawoman; bounded by Daniel's Branch; containing 20 acres; sd. parcel containing water mill; /s/ Philemon Hemsley, Mary Hemsly; wit. Gerard Fowke, Jo. Harrison; Thomas Plunkett paid alienation; 30 Aug 1714 Philemon Hemsley and Mary his, wife ack. deed

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      Proceedings of the County Court of Charles County, 1658-1666
      Volume 53, Page 168;
      At A Court held the 19th of November Ao 1661
      419 Thomas Wentworth entereth his marke of hogs and Cattell videli cet Cropt on the left Eare and too slits in the Crope and the Right Eare underkeeled and ouerkeeled
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      A Relation of the Successefull Beginning of the Lord Baltemore's Plantation in Maryland Volume 551, Page 34 Lord Baltimore's Dream

      Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, had prepared
      as well as he could for his New World venture. The ship-
      board society resembled his plan, with men of birth as
      leaders, and men and women used to hard work com-
      mitted to several years of service. The Jesuit mission-
      aries provided his Catholics with a ministry, exercised
      he hoped, with suitable discretion. As he wrote Sir
      Thomas Wentworth, an old friend of his father's, shortly
      after the departure of the Ark and the Dove, "I have
      sent a hopeful Colony to Maryland, with a fair and
      probable Expectation of good Success."53"

      (53) Jan. 10, 1633 [/34], quoted in Menard, Economy and Society
      in Early Colonial Maryland, 37.
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      A Relation of the Successefull Beginning of the Lord Baltemore's Plantation in Mary-land Volume 551, Page 40

      (44) Lord Baltimore to Sir Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford,
      quoted in J. Thomas Scharf, History of Maryland from the Earliest
      Period to the Present Day, 3 v. (Baltimore, Md., 1879) 1: 68; ibid., 66;
      Cecil the Lord Baltimore's Declaration to the Lords, Calvert Papers,
      Number One, 228; Maryland Historical Magazine 1 (1906): 352-353.
      On the willingness of Catholics to take the oath of allegiance (as op-
      posed to the oath of supremacy), see Menard and Carr, "The Lords
      Baltimore" in Quinn, ed., Early Maryland in a Wider World, 212, fn.

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      Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1667 Volume 3, Page 21
      Settlement of Maryland, 1629-1637. 21
      Minutes of the Council for New England. 6. November 1632.
      Colonial Papers. Vol. VI, No. 29. [Extract.]
      Touching a new Pattent it was agreed that a Copy should
      be taken of the Lord Baltimore's late Patent of Delaware Bay
      in Virginia and that the same shall be delivered unto Sir Henry
      Spelman for the better enabling of him to prepaire the New
      Pattent.

      Order of the Lords Commrs for Foreign Plantation.
      3 July 1633.
      At the Starre Chamber the thirde of July 1633.
      Present
      Lord Keeper
      Lo: Privy Scale
      Lo: High Chamberlain
      Earl of Dorset
      Earl of Bridgewater
      Earl of Danby
      Lord Visct Wentworth
      Lord Visct Falkland
      Lord Cottington
      Mr Secry Windebanck.

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