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

John Beale

Male 1675 - 1751  (76 years)


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  • Name John Beale 
    Born 1675  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Apr 1751  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I018400  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father John Beale,   d. 4 Mar 1675/76, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Joanne Sprigg,   b. Aft 1631, Kettering, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1675, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years) 
    Married Abt 30 Jul 1674  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eleanor Bayne,   b. 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1701, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1700  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Beale,   b. 1701, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1754, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     2. Richard {addl records} Beale,   b. 1701, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1754, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F01060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Johanna Catherine MNU Crompton,   b. Abt 1680, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 1702  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Beale,   b. 1700, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1754, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F10066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      BEALE, JOHN,, Charles Co. 1 Feb 1733; 27 April 1751
      To wife Johanna Beale and son John, tract an which I now live being a moiety of a tract called "Durham" Wife to have south side of a branch behind my old tobacco house during her life and son John to have that part on north side of branch during wife's life. And after her decease to have the whole tract. And for want of male Issue to male heirs of son Richard of Essex Co. Virginia,
      To wife. Negroes Pompy and Durham.
      To son Richard, cattle. Rest of estate to wife Johanna Chatherine Beale and son John. That son John look after the plantation or hands for his mother but If he should refuse then I request my friend Samuel Hanson to see the land divided,
      Wife Johanna Catherine and son John exs,
      Wit: Joshua Allford, William Theobald, John Ilewellinn, 28.74.

      notes on "Durham":
      1-Walter Bayne, father of Eleanor Bayne, was entitled to 750 acres, "Durham" because of the several English subjects that he brought with him under Conditions of Plantation.
      2-the first husband of Johanna Catherine Beale was Francis Crumpton/Crompton who was mentioned as a servant (boy) in the 1699 inventory of Henry Hawkins, the immigrant.
      3 - June 16, 1714. Payment made to Francis Crumpton from account of Jeoffre Cole. Oct 19, 1717. Francis Crumpton appraiser for estate of Peter Godfrey.
      4- Nov. 13, 1717, Charles County, Maryland. Francis Crumpton will.
      To wife, Johanna, executris, entire estate, real and personal
      Test: Wm Machonchie, John Suttle & Mary Dawson.
      5- John Beale m. Johanna Catherine (widow of) Crumpton abt 1718. John Beale & Johanna were executors of the account of Crumpton in 1718. Crampton account appraised by Ebsworth Bayne and John Barker May 12, 1718, Charles County, Maryland.

      MD Archives, Vol. 77, p. 596: "We find that the said Eianor the Devisee in the Year 1684 she the Said Elianor being then of the Age of Seventeen Years intermarried with one John Stone Deced, that she the said Elianor was Covert of the Said John by the Space of Sixteen Years and that then the Said John Died To Witt in the Year of our Lord 1697 That the said Elianor Survived the said John And About Eighteen Months After his Death Interrmarried Wth one Hugh Tears died about a month after his marriage with the said Elianor That the Said Elianor after the Death of the said Hugh Tears Vizt: the 22d Day of June 1700 Intermarried with Jno Beale the Defendt by whom she had issue Richd Beal and John Beale now living.
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      John Beale 47.267 CH £40.5.4 May 1 1751 Aug 31 1751
      Appraisers: John Hanson., Jr, William Middleton, Jr.
      Creditors: Gustavus Brown, William Eilbeck.
      Next of kin: Johannah Catharine Beale (widow).
      Administrator/Executor: John Beale.
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      John Beale 34.107 A CH £40.5.41 £60.6.5 Mar 31 1753
      Sureties: Leonard Green, Jr., Francis Green, Jr.
      Payments to: Dr. Brown, Hugh Mitchell, Samuel Hanson, Thomas Hungerford, John Hanson, D. Dulany, Esq., Walter Hanson, Daniel Jenifer.
      Executor (acting): John Beale.
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      BEALE, John, Junr., Charles Co, 6 Jun, 1747; 10 Oct., 1754
      To wife Mary Beale, my plantation on which I live. If she marries without Issue, them to my coz. John Hawkins
      Wife Mary, extx.
      Wit: John Beale, Johanna Cath. Beale, John Coby, Mrs. Beale Renonnas. 29. 247
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      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 161
      John Beale enters cattle mark for Zachia Quarter, 6 Jun 1705
      John Beale enters cattle mark for Nanjemy plantation, 6 Jun 1705
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      Nicholas Skidmore 32B.8 A CH #1300 Jan 23 1710
      Payments to: Mr. Ashwick, Mr. Lynes, Richard Ashman, James Cotterell, John Stone, Cleborne Lomax, Mr. Orrell, Notley Warren, Thomas Burford, Mr. Hardy, William Thompson, Capt. Bayne, George Groves, Dennis Rowland, Boswell Smith.
      Administrator: John Beale who married Ellinor relict and executrix of Hugh Tears (carpenter) (administrator of deceased).
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      Samuel Hanson 19.240 A CH £1049.1.5 £102.17.1 Sep 2 1742
      Sureties: Robert Hanson, Benjamin Douglass, Sr.
      Received from: Thomas Troughear, James MacCaul, James Scott, Walter Hanson, Martha Yoakley, Henry Williams, John Beal, Sr., Thomas Lee, Rev. Chapman, Thomas Wheeter, Anne Ebernethy, Sam Adams, John Chandler, Cassandra Mudd, Richard Slator, Edward Boswell.
      Payments to: Walter Hanson, Edmond Jennings, Dr. Brown, Anne Ebernethy, Samuel Hanson, Jr., Daniel Dulany, Esq.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Elisabeth Hanson.
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      Thomson, John, Charles County, 2nd Mch. 1733; 8th May, 1739.
      To sons Thomas and William, exs., and their hrs., land at Piscataway, where they now live,
      To son John and hrs., the pt. of dwelling plantation where he now lives, and personalty.
      To dau. Winefred, pt. of dwelling plantation with house during life, at her decease to grandson Joseph, and hrs.,
      To son of son William, and personalty.
      To daus. Ann, Magdalen and Susannah, personalty. Residue of estate to be divided among all children.
      Testa. John Beale, Johanna Beale, Thomas Morris. 22.66
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      Ensey, Catherine, spinster, Charles Co. 4th Jan., 1735/6; 5th May, 1736.
      To son Dennis, dau. Mary, and child of dau. Margaret, personalty. Residue of estate after debts of dec'd husband and testator are paid to be divided equally bet. son Dennis, dau. Mary, four grand-children born of dau. Winifred, one of dau. Margaret, and dau. of son John. Son Dennis to live with William Coomes, until 21 years and to receive one year's schooling; dau. Mary to care of her sister Winnifred.
      Exs.: William Coomes and William Mookatee[McAtee]
      Test: Roger Mawdesley, John Munro, John Beale. MCW 21.549.
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      James Read 15.303 A PG £96.5.6 £69.11.1 Apr 11 1737
      Payments to: Thomas Marshall, sr., Duncan Mcdonald, James Adams, Andrew Scott, Edward Edelin, Mary Gibbs, John Diamond, Mr. Contee, Mr. John Hawkins, Jr., Mr. Thomas Marshall, Sr., Anguish Mackye, Mr. William Eilbeck, Mr. John Beale, William Webster, Charles Harding, John Speake, Benjamin Bull.
      Heirs: if any in Scotland.
      Administrator: John Dunn.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 117.
      At the request of Mr. Jno Diggs of Pr Geo County, gent, the following conveyance was recorded this: Feb 24, 1723.
      Sep 19, 1723 from Richard Beale, son of Jno Beale by Eleanor Bean, daughter of Walter Bean, of CC, to Jno Diggs of Prince Georges County, gent, for 5 shillings, 2 tracts of land, that is to say, a tract of land called Durham, originally granted on or about Sep 7, 1666, unto Walter Bean of CC, decd, lying in CC on the east side of the Fresh Run of Portobacco Cr, containing 750 acres. Also, one other tract of land called Durham [sic], originally granted on or about Jun 5, 1676, unto Eleanor Bean,daughter of sd Walter Bayne, & mother of Richd, party to these presents,bounded by an Indian Path, containing 400 acres. To have and to hold, the afd 2 tracts of land called Durham, to Jno Diggs. Signed - Richard Beale. Wit - Daniel Thompson, Wm Middleton, Wm Digges, Robt Tyler, Tho Sprigg 2. Prince Georges County. Robert Tyler & Thos Sprigg, gent, are Justices of the within county. Signed Sep 19, 1723 -- A Contee, Clr Pr Geo Co.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 173.
      At the request of Richard Beale, the following deed was recorded this Nov 3, 1724.
      Oct 30, 1724 from Jno Beale Sr of CC, gent, to Richard Beal of CC, gent, for and in consideration that the afd Rich has, by his deed dated today, conveyed to sd John Beale 2 tracts of land in CC called Durham and for 5 shillings and for divers other good causes, Jno sells to Richard all that dividend or part of a tract of-land in CC called his Lordps favour, containing, by patent, 1000 acres. Sd tract was divided and laid out by Joseph Manning, late surveyor of CC. If it should happen (at any time during the natural life of sd John Beale) that Mr. Jno Digges or any other person claiming by from or under him should legally recover from sd John Beale, one of the tracts of land aforementioned (to wit) that tract whereon sd Jno Beale now lives called Durham, and that the sd Jno Beale should be forced by sd Jno Digges or any other claiming, as afd, to remove from off the same, then it may be lawful to and farther aid Jno Beale into part of the land hereby sold, that is to say, all that part thereof that lies on the north side of Thomson Branch, to reenter and the same to possess. Signed - Jno Beale. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Gust Brown*.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 175.
      At the request of Jnp Beale, the following deed was recorded this 3rd day of 8 r 1724 [Oct 3, 1724. sic].
      Oct 13, 1724 from Richard Beale of CC, gent, to John Beale Sr of CC, gent, for and in consideration that the afd John Beale, by his deed dated today, conveyed to sd Richd Beale part of a tract of land in CC called his Lordships favour and for 5 shillings sterling and for divers other good causes, sd Richard conveys to sd John, all those 2 tracts of land, that is to say, a tract of land called Durham, lying in CC on the east side of the fresh run of Portobo Cr, containing 750 acres. Also one other tract of land called Durham [sic], lying in CC, and bounded by an Indian Path, containing 400 acres. Signed - Rich Beale. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Gust Brown*.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 185.
      Page 185. At the request of Wm Middleton of CC, the following deed was recorded this Jan 2, 1724.
      Dec 25, 1724 from Richd Beale of CC, planter, to Wm Middleton of CC, planter, for 15,000 lbs of tobacco and for divers other good causes, all that parcel of land in CC called his Lordships favour, bounded by the Dressing Branch, Thompsons Branch, containing and laid out for about 300 acres. If it should happen (at any time during the natural life of Jno Beale, father of the afd Richard Beale) that Mr. John Digges or any other person claiming under him, should legally recover from the afd John Beale a tract of land called Durham, whereon the sd John Beale now lives, and that the sd John Beale should be forced by sd John Digges to remove from the same, then it shall be lawful for sd John Beale, into the land hereby bargained and sold, to reenter & the same to possess in as full a manner as if these presents
      had never been made. Signed - Richard Beale. Wit '- Geo: Dent, Robt Hanson*.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 459. At the request of Mr. Philip Key of St Mary's County, the following bond was recorded Jan 21, 1728.
      This shall oblige me to convey all that tract of land, being one moiety or half part of Durham, to contain 370 acres, to Daniel Jenifer, when sd Daniel Jenifer shall require the same, to the due performance whereof, the sd John Beale binds himself in the sum of 300 £sterling money of Great Britain, to the sd Daniel Jenifer. Signed Oct 27, 1726 - John Beale. Wit - Lancelot Pockley, Jno Coulton.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 466. At the request of Philip Key of St Mary's County, Gent, the following deed was recorded this Mar 19, 1728.
      On Oct 27, 1726, it was mutually agreed between Jno Beale of CC, Gent, of the one part, & Dan Jenifer of CC, Chururgeon [surgeon] on the other part, that sd Beale, for a certain consideration then also agreed on, should assign unto sd Daniel Jenifer, a tract of land. The agreement is on the records of CC Court. Sd Daniel Jenifer, by his will, devised sd land to his eldest son, Daniel of Saint Thomas Jenifer. Now this deed, made Jan 28, 1728 between the afd John Beale of the one part, and the afd Daniel of St Thomas Jenifer on the other part, witnesses that sd Jno Beale, for 50 £sterling and 15,000 lbs of tobacco, has sold to sd Daniel of St Thomas Jenifer, all that tract of land lying in the county afd, being 1 moiety or half part of Durham, containing 370 acres. Signed - John Beale. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Henry Hawkins*. Johanah Catherine Beale, the wife of sd John, relinquished her right of dower in and to the w--thin mentioned land and premises.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 310-59: DURHAM: 400 acres; Possession of - 400 Acres - Beale, John: Surveyed 9 July 1674 for Elinor Bayne (Beane) in this lordships manor of PANGUYA on the West side of Port Tobacco fresh at a "bastard" black oak near an Indian path. {mm note, yes the spelling is correct} poss. by John Beale who married Stones Relict: Conveyance notes - 400 Acres - John Digges from Richard Beale; 19 Sept 1723 750 Acres - John Digges from Richard Beale; 19 Sept 1723, 400 Acres - John Beale from Richard Beale; 30 Oct 1724 750 Acres - John Beale from Richard Beale; 30 Oct 1724, 370 Acres - Daniel of St. Thomas Jennifer from John Beale; 28 Jan 1728, 100 Acres - John Beale Jr. from John Beale Sr. 1 Nov 1736, 275 Acres - John Beale Jr. from John Beale Sr. 22 Dec 1736,
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 452. At the request of John Ebernethy of CC, innholder, the following deed was recorded this Jan 13, 1728.

      Sep 30, 1728 from Richd Beale, late of CC, Gent, to Jno Eburnathy in CC, innkeeper. Sd Rich Beale, son to Jno Beale of CC, by his deed dated Aug 14, 1727, conveyed a certain parcel of land in CC to the sd John Eburnathy, called his Lord hips favour, bounded by the dividing tree of the sd Rich Beale's & William Middleton's parts of the sd tract, Thompsons branch, containing and now laid out for about 200 acres. Since the date of the sd recited deed, sd Rich Beale has conveyed to sd John Ebernathy, for 25 £, all the remaining part of or any ways belonging to the sd tract of land called his Lordships favour. Now this deed witnesses that sd Richard Beale, now a resident in Essex County, Virginia, for 12,000 lbs of tobacco in cask, being the consideration of the first recited deed, as by the records of CC may appear, and since the date of the first recited deed, sd John Eburnathy has to him in hand paid 25 £, for and in full payment of the within mentioned land and premises, sd Richard Beale has sold to sd John Eburnathy, all that parcel of land, being part of a tract lying in CC called his Lordships favour, lying at Zachiah [Swamp], j bounded by Wm Middleton's part of the sd tract which he formerly bought of sd Richard Beale, standing in Thompsons branch containing and laid out for about 340 acres. Signed - Richd Beale. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Alexr Adair, Gust Brown*.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 316.
      At the request of John Beale Jr, the following deposition was recorded on Feb 4, 1748[/9].
      Richard Beale of Essex County, Virginia, aged about 46, deposes that either in Jun or Aug, 1723, at Marlborough, he, the sd Richard met with John Diggs & offered sd Diggs to divide between sd Diggs and sd Beal the land his father recovered of sd Diggs called Durham, which sd Diggs refused. This deponent further says that he offered Diggs 30,000 lbs tobacco for his right, or else to divide [it] between them. Sd Diggs said he would not sell it except he sold all the land he had joining it to it. This deponent said that he was not able to buy it all, but thought he had a right to what his father had recovered, but that Diggs, having more money than this deponent, he was willing to sit down with half and to settle law suits cease. Diggs answered that this deponent was mistaken, and that if he would go home with him, he would show him his right. This deponent answered that he did not understand the law, and to show him his papers should signify nothing. This deponent says further that Mr. John Diggs offered to buy his right, to which this deponent says he told Diggs he did not care to sell. Diggs said that sd Richard might as well have something for it, for he was well satisfied his father did not intend to let him have any of it, as long as he lived, & he was as likely to live as this deponent .. oath he uses in your favor, and you were to have when you came to age, which your father suingment to Mr. Bordly and Mr. Dullany and got a skin of parchment and got the Actners Drawer over and his own name put in it and by this means, especially Mr. Bordley, got Mr. Hart to sign it, quite contrary to the intent of both houses, which Diggs said was a very roguish action. This deponent says that his father showing him such foul play and doing so unfairly by him was the only inducement for him to sell his right, resolving that he would have something and not his father have all. This deponent further says that at Marlborough, before the conveyance was signed, his father, Mr. John Beal, came into the house where we met to sign, viz, Mr. Wm Diggs, Mr. John Diggs, Wm Middleton, myself, and the 2 Justices, Mr. Robert Tyler and Mr. Thomas Sprigg. My father used many arguments to persuade me to not to sign until he had taken advice, which Mr. John Diggs opposed, threatening to sue my bond that I had given him for 1000 pounds, if I did not then & there sign. But when my father, by his arguments, had almost persuaded me not to sign, Mr. William Diggs called this deponent aside and told him he would advise him to sign, for if he didn't, he was sure his brother would sue his bond, to which this deponent replied that he was not willing to sign now, and thereby have his father's curse, to which sd William Diggs answered, you are past a child and are your own man. Your father's curse will be nothing to you. I will reconcile your father to you and will give you a pistole if you will sign now, which he did then and there put into deponent's hand. This deposition taken Jun 12, 1728 before us - Geo: Dent, Robert Yates.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 310-59: DURHAM: 400 acres; Possession of - 400 Acres - Beale, John: Surveyed 9 July 1674 for Elinor Bayne (Beane) in this lordships manor of PANGUYA on the West side of Port Tobacco fresh at a "bastard" black oak near an Indian path. {mm note, yes the spelling is correct} poss. by John Beale who married Stones Relict: Conveyance notes - 400 Acres - John Digges from Richard Beale; 19 Sept 1723 750 Acres - John Digges from Richard Beale; 19 Sept 1723, 400 Acres - John Beale from Richard Beale; 30 Oct 1724 750 Acres - John Beale from Richard Beale; 30 Oct 1724,370 Acres - Daniel of St. Thomas Jennifer from John Beale; 28 Jan 1728, 100 Acres - John Beale Jr. from John Beale Sr. 1 Nov 1736, 275 Acres - John Beale Jr. from John Beale Sr. 22 Dec 1736, ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 333-220: HIS LORDSHIPS FAVOUR: 1000 acres; Possession of - 500 Acres - Beale, John: 500 Acres - Hawkins, Henry: Surveyed 2 July 1699 for Hugh Thomas beginning a bound Red Oak the corner tree of Mr. Notley Rozers land. Poss 500a John Beale, 500a Henry Hawkins who married the daughter of William Middleton.: Conveyance notes - Richard Beale from John Beale; 30 Oct 1724 300 Acres - William Middleton from Richard Beale; 25 Dec 1724, 200 Acres - John Eburnathy from Richard Beale; 14 Aug 1727 140 Acres - John Eburnathy from Richard Beale; 30 Sept 1728,200 Acres - William Middleton from James Keech; 9 July 1730 267 Acres - Henry Holland Hawkins from William Middleton; 15 Nov 1732, 349 Acres - Thomas & James Eburnathy to William & James Middleton; 12 March 1734 (mm note; the record reads "from" and "to" is written above it. There is additional writing in a different hand annotating Charles County Liber 2, 97, 247. Difficult to read), 450 Acres - Allen Davis from William Middleton; 24 June 1738, 43 Acres - John Pigeon From William Middleton; 9 Aug 1738, 450 Acres - Joseph Lemaster from William Middleton; 9 Aug 1738
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: BARRENS, THE; Owner: Beall, John: Orig County = C {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Apr 13, 1686: Ref: Liber 22, f 239 : Map Location: Q-09

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