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

Robert {Land Records1} Hanson

Male 1680 - 1748  (68 years)


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  • Name Robert {Land Records1} Hanson 
    Born 1680  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1748  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7554  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 

    Father John Hanson,   b. Abt 1630,   d. 5 Jul 1713, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary MNU Hanson,   b. Bef 1639,   d. 1689, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1655  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 167
      Recorded at request of Robert Hanson:
      19 Sep 1704; Indenture from Philip Lynes of Portobacco, Gent., and Anne his wife to Robert Hanson; for 7,000# tobacco; a parcel called Corkers Hogg Hole on west side of Portobacco Creek; bounded by Simpsons Delight formerly belonging to Alexander Simpson and in possession Of Jacob Lee; containing 100 acres; /s/ Philip Lynes, Anne Lynes; 9 Sep 1704 ack. by Philip Lynes and his wife Anne; 13 Mar 1704/5 Robert Hanson paid alienation for 100 acres
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      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 171
      19 Sep 1704; At request of Robert Hanson, John Theobalds and Mary his wife ack. right of Philip Lynes to above 100 acres called Corkers Hogg Hole
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 37
      17bris [Nov] 1714; Robert Hanson enters cattle mark
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 34
      28 Feb 1716; Recorded at request of Robert Hanson:
      12 Dec 1716; Indenture from Thomas Hussey Luckett, Gent., to Robert Hanson; for 8,000# tobacco; a parcel called Montagues Mountains on the south side of St. Michael's Creek; laid out for 200 acres; also Montague's Addition bounded by Montagues Mountains; containing 100 acres; also Aspenals Chance bounding Montagues Addition containing 119 acres; /s/ Tho. Huss. Lucket; wit. Wm. Mills, Wm. Theobalds; 12 Dec 1716 Thomas Hussey Luckett ack. Deed
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 128
      17 Mar 1717; Recorded at request of Robt. Hanson, Gent.:
      1 Mar 1717; Letter of Attorney from William Lampton of Richmond County, Colony of Virginia, Gent., appointing Matthew Stone, Gent., as his attorney; /s/ Willm. Lampton; wit. Jno. Beale, Wm. Wills, Tho. Green; Court 19 Mar Thomas Green gave oath verifying signature
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 129
      17 Mar 1717; Recorded at request of Robert Hanson:
      1 Mar 1717; Indenture from William Lampton of Richmond County, Colony of Virginia, Gent., to Robert Hanson, Gent.; for 3,000# tobacco; a parcel on the west side of Portobacco Fresh called Lampton; bounded by land of Juliana Price, widow, formerly in possession of Col. Benjamin Rozer called St. Patricks; laid out for 150 acres; /s/ Willm. Lampton; wit. Jno Beale, Wm. Wills, Tho. Green; 11 Mar 1717 Letter of Attorney ack. in court
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 174
      2 Jul 1718; Recorded at request of Robert Hanson:
      28 Apr 1718; Indenture from Juliana Price, widow, to Robert Hanson; for 3,000# tobacco; a tract of land on the west side of the main fresh of Portobacco Creek called St. Patrick's Hill; part of the tract lying between Lampton and St. Patrick's Hill lately resurveyed and divided for Juliana Price; adjoining that part and Thomas Hussey Lucket's part of St. Patrick Hill; containing 136 acres; also a parcel adj. afsd. bounding William Chandler, Lampton and St. Patrick's Hill; /s/ Juliana Price (mark); wit. Andrew Simpson, Eliza. Luckett; 30 Apr 1718 ack. by Juliana Price
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 225
      8 Apr 1719; Recorded at request of James Maddocke:
      7 Apr 1719; Indenture from Ralph Shaw, planter, to James Maddocke; for 2,000# tobacco; part of a tract called New Exchange on the east side of Portobacco main fresh; bounded by tract formerly sold by Ralph Shaw to James Maddocke; containing 64 acres; /s/ R. Shaw; wit. Geo. Dent, Robt. Hanson; 7 Apr 1719 Ralph Shaw and Mary his wife ack. deed
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 398
      1 Dec 1720; Recorded at request of Robert Hanson, Gent.:
      12 Nov 1720; Indenture from William Chandler, Gent., to Robert Hanson, Gent.; for L50; part of a parcel on the west side of Portobacco Creek called Chandler Hill; originally patented by Job Chandler, grandfather of afsd. William, for 300 acres; bounded by Nanjemy road and tract called Early Oake; containing 69 acres; /s/ Will, Chandler; wit. A. Contee, Walt. Story; 12 Nov 1720 William Chandler ack. Deed
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 425
      29 Mar 1721; Recorded at request of Robert Hanson and Dorothy his wife on behalf of John Parry, minor:
      17 Mar 172_; Indenture from Robert Hanson, Gent., and Dorothy his wife, to Thomas Parry, s/o Dorothy; for love of her son when he arrives at age of 20; 2 tracts of land conveyed from Thomas Turner to Dorothy Turner, then the widow of John Parry, dec'd, called Digges Baltimore Gift and Digges Addition; /s/ Robert Hanson, Dorothy Hanson; wit. Thomas Stone, Chas. Somerset Smith; ack. 17 Mar 1720 Robert Hanson and Dorothy his wife
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 442
      14 Jul 1721; Recorded at request of Robert Hanson, Gent., and Dorothy his wife (for John Parry, minor son of Dorothy):
      13 Jul 1721; Indenture between Robert Hanson, Gent., and Dorothy his wife to Thomas Parry, son of Dorothy, at age 20; part of 2 tracts conveyed by Thomas Turner to Dorothy the widow of John Parry, dec'd; called Digges Baltimore Gift and Digges Addition; /s/ Robert Hanson, Dorothy Hanson; wit. Daniel Jenifer, S. Hanson, W. Hoskins; 13 Jul 1721; ack. by Robert Hanson and Dorothy his wife
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      Charles County Liber L#2, Page11. The mark of cattle & hogs of Robt Hanson of CC was recorded Apr 24, 1722. Also, the marks of Robt, son of the sd Robt, and Wm Hanson, the son of sd Robt, and Dorothy, the daughter of sd Robt, and Dee Hannah Parry, were recorded.
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      Charles County Liber L#2, Page37. At the request of Alexd Magruder of Prince Georges County, the following deed was recorded on Jul 16, 1722.
      Jun 13, 1722 from Robert Middleton of CC, to Alex Magruder of Prince Georges County, for 36 £sterling, 180 acres of land [which, on] Nov 28, 1717 [was] then laid out at the request of Jno More, executor of the will of John Smith, late decd, of CC, a piece of land for Robt Middelton and Eliza, his wife, pursuant to the sd decd's will, being part of a tract of land in CC called Jordan, which part is bounded by the west side of Zachia Swamp on the north line of the sd John More's land, thence to James Middleton's land being part of the afd tract called Jordan, containing about 180 acres. "This land is part of that 300 acres of land laid out and conveyed by Mr. Robert Hanson by the request of the afd John More, exr of the will of John Smith deceased of CC by the sd 300 acres of land left to the abovesd Robt Middleton's wife Eliza by the sd will". Signed -.Robt (R his mark) Middleton. Wit - Waltr Story*, Jon Fendall*.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 65.
      At the request of Robert Hanson of CC, Gent, the following letter of attorney (from Esther Lampton, wife of Wm Lampton to Doctor Gustavus Brown) was recorded this Dec 19, 1722.
      I, Esther Lampton, wife of Wm Lampton of King George County, Virginia, have appointed my trusty friend, Gustavus Brown of CC, Gentleman, to be my lawful attorney in making over a certain tract of land in CC called Lampton, containing 150 acres, conveyed from my husband, Wm. Lampton, unto Robert Hanson of CC, gent, by a certain deed dated Mar 1, 1717. Signed Oct 27, 1722 - Esther Lampton. Wit - John (+t+ his mark) Wilkisons, John (+++ his mark) Hinckisons. {Vide Deed Liber H No. 2 fo 129-131}

      Charles County Liber L#2, Page66.
      At the request of the Robert Hanson`~of_CC, Gent, the following acknowledgement was recorded this Dec 19, 1722. CC. Nov Court 1722. Then came Gustavus Brown,-attorney especially appointed (by the above recited deed) and acknowledged the land and premises therein mentioned. Wit - Sam Hanson, Clerk. {Vide Deed Liber H No. 2 fo 129-1311_1
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page75. At the request of Mary Lenoir of CC, the following deed settlement was recorded this Feb 22, 1722.
      I, John Lenoir of CC, glazier, am firmly bound to Robert Hanson of CC, gent, in the sum of 20,000 lbs of tobacco in cask. I bind myself this Mar 26, 1722.,There is a marriage intended shortly to be celebrated between sd John Lenoir and Mary Newman [sic] of CC, widow. Sd Mary is now possessed of divers goods & chattels mentioned in'a schedule hereunto annexed, all of which sd John is desirous should remain in the absolute property and power of sd Mary after the marriage. Mary has given to Robert Hanson all the goods and chattels in the schedule, for the use and benefit of sd Mary during her natural life, and afterwards, to the use and behoof of sd John Lenoir if he survives her, but if he does not survive her, then half the goods and chattels to go to the use and behoof of the heirs of sd John and the other half to be disposed of at the discretion of sd Mary by gift, deed, will, or otherwise. All debts as shall appear to :be due from sd Mary before this marriage shall be satisfied and paid out of the afd goods & chattels. If sd John Lenoir abides by this agreement, this bond is to be woid.'Signed - John Lenoir. Wit - Robert Fish, Anne (R her mark) Burgess, Sam Hanson Jr.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 77. A schedule of sundry goods and chattels of Mary Newman of CC, widow, unto Robert Hanson pf_,CC,, gent. Includes: 20 cattle, 2 horses; a ervan 'man Robt Fish 3 years to serve; 10 quilts and sheets 6 feather beds & 1 small ditto, 5 brass kettles, a set of blew,camblet curtains, 3 red rugs, all her wearing apparel..Wit - Robert Fish, Anne (R her mark) Burgess, Sam Hanson Jr.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 77. I, Mary Newman of CC, widow, have assigned to Robert Hanson of CC, gent, all these goods & chattels in the above schedule, for the purposes expressed above. Signed Mar 26, 1722 - Mary Newman. Wit - Robert.,Fish, ,Anne (R her mark) Burgess, Sam Hanson Jr.
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      Charles County Liber L#2, Page 134.
      At the request of George Askin of CC, the following deed was recorded this May 1, 1724.
      April 27, 1724 from John Moore of CC, planter, to George Askin of CC, planter, for 14 pounds, 7 shillings and 6 pence and for divers other causes, all that parcel of about 60 acres, being part of 400 acres of
      land given by Jno Smith, late of CC unto his daughter, Prissilla, the wife of the sd Jno Moore, part of a tract called Jordan, lying on the west side of Zachia main swamp.
      Signed: John Moore, Prescill (her mark) Moore,
      Wit.: Thos Sanders Jr, Thos Morris, John Fendall, Robt Hanson.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 184. At the request of Thos Hussey Luckett of CC, the following deed was recorded this Jan 2, 1724.
      Nov 17, 1724 from Robert Hanson of CC, gent, to Thomas Hussey Luckett of CC, gent, for 8000 lbs of tobacco and for divers other causes, 3 parcels of land conveyed from the abovesd Thos Hussey Luckett unto Robert Hanson by a deed dated Dec 12, 1716. The 3 parcels are called Mountagues Mountagnes, containing 200 acres, one other parcel called Mountagues Addition, containing 100 acres, & the other parcel is part of a tract of land called Aspenals Chance, viz, 119 acres thereof, which sd land lies at Chinquamuxon [Chi.camuxen Cr] in CC. Signed - Robt Hanson. Wit - Geo Dent*, Gusta Brown*.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 209.
      At the request of Majr Robt Hanson, the following deed and assignment was recorded Apr 6, 1725.
      I, John Wheeler, of CC, planter, for 10 £sterling money of England already secured of Gerrard Arowsmith, now resident in the same county, I have sold to sd Gerrard Arrowsmith, all that lot of land & house lying in Portobacco Town on the west side of the main fresh that runs through sd town, containing 144 square perches, which may further appear by the town record. Signed Jul 30, 1709 John (IM his mark) Wheeler. Wit - Robt Charlesworth, Edwd Chapman.
      I, Gerrard Arrowsmith, acknowledge to have received of Joseph Manning of CC, 3500 lbs of tobacco, in full consideration for the above bargained premises, and for which I assign over all my right to the lot & house to Joseph Manning. Jigned Aug 1, 1709 - Ger Arrowsmith. Wit - Jo:s Douglass, R Morris.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 210. At the request of Robert Hanson, the following deed was recorded this Apr 16, 1725.
      Mar 10, 1724 from Jno Brown of Chandler Town in CC, to Robert Hanson of CC, gent, for 10 £sterling and for divers other causes, lot #49 in Chandler Town at Portobo,.[.Cr] in CC, bounded by the main road that leads to Nanjemy [Cr], containing about 3 roods. Signed - John Brown. Wit -.Jno Briscoe*, Char Somrsett Smith*. Marv, the wife of Jno Brown, relinquished her claim of dower to the within mentioned lot and premises.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 251.
      At the request of John Brown of CC, mariner, the following [lease] was recorded Mar 11,,1725.
      Sep 13, 1725 from Dan: Jenifer of CC, Gent, and Eliza, his wife, to John Brown of CC, mariner, for 5 £, the lease of the house that is now standing by Portobacco Road, with about 2 acres of land, by computation, viz, bounded by Earlys oak, the main road. To have and to hold, the house and land, until his son-in-law, Rodham Rogers, shall arrive to the age of 21 years. The yearly rent is 30 shillings on each Dec 25 (next Dec 25 excepted). The sd Daniel and :Eliza hereby allow the sd John and Mary, his wife, to suffer them to have firewood and pasturage for a horse or mare and a calf. If John wants to make any further repairs or to :build necessary small houses, he may use timber trees that are on the north side of the run whereon Mr. Robt Hanson's mill now stands. Signed - Dan Jenifer, Eliza Jenifer. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Jo Harrison*
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 371.
      At the request of Samuel Hanson Jr of CC, the following deed of gift was recorded Aug 12, 1727.
      I, Robert Hanson of CC, Gent, for the natural love I have for my son, Samuel Hanson of CC and also for divers other good causes, I have given my son a Negro man named Boatswain and a Mulatto girl named Catherine. I have put sd Samuel in possession of the Negro man and Mulatto girl. Signed Aug 10, 1727 - Robert Hanson. Wit - Wm Stone, Gust Brown.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 425. At the request of Thos Mooney of St Mary's County, the following instrument was recorded this Jun 20, 1728.
      CC. We, being sworn before Robert Hanson, a JP of sd county, in pursuance of an act of Assembly of Maryland for securing the real estate of orphans, do certify to the CC Court Justices, that this day (to wit) Mar 29, 1728, and the request of Thomas Mooney of St Mary's County, guardian to Denis Dowing, son of John Dowing, late of St Mary's County, decd, we have viewed 2 parcels of land belonging to the sd orphan, lying at Mattawoman [Cr] in CC, the one called Moores Fishing Place, containing, as by the certificate, 234 acres, the other land, called Combes Chance containing, as by the certificate, 39 acres, and make the following report (viz) We find on the land called Mores Fishing Place 1 dwelling house 30 foot long, 12 foot wide, 2 inside chimneys, a closet at each chimney lofted, a partition in the house makes 2 rooms, all clapboard, in good, tenantable repair.
      Also a 30 foot tobacco house in like repair. Also 3 small., old outhouses, not valuable, about 10,000 corn hills in a good fence, and about 45 apple trees well trimmed, and about 100 peach trees in good order, enclosed in a good fence, some 4 cherry trees, not valuable, a great many old rails and old forks, not much worth, the sum out 500 lbs of tobacco. We order that neither the guardian nor tenant clear any more of the land on the east and north side of the plantation where John Hamby now dwells, but that it be reserved for the orphan. And we find on the land called Combee Chance, a good, large pasture, well fenced in, 2 good apple trees, a small loggd house, not valuable, no land to clear, no reserve for the orphan, annual rent 200 lbs of tobacco. Signed - John Sanders, Joseph Thomas.
      I certify that sd John Sanders and Joseph Thomas were by me appointed and sworn to view the within mentioned land and premises, as the law directs. Signed - Robt Hanson.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 205.
      At the request of Majr Robert Hanson of CC, the following deed was recorded May 1, 1730.
      April 27, 1730 from Thomas Sanders, the son of John Sanders of CC, deceased, to Robert Hanson of CC, Gent, for 3000 lbs of tobacco and for divers other good causes, lot #72 in Chandler Town in CC at the head of Portobacco Cr, formerly laid out for Jno Sanders, father to the sd Thomas Sanders, containing about 3 roods. Signed - Thos Sanders Jr. Wit - Henry Hawkins*, Jno Briscoe*.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 206.
      At the request of Majr Robert Hanson of CC, the following deed was recorded May 1, 1730.
      Apr 30, 1730 from Richard Rogers of St Mary's County, son of John Rogers, late of CC, decd, to Robert Hanson of CC, Gent, for 2500 lbs of tobacco, 2 lots of land formerly laid out in Chandler Town in CC for John Rogers, father of sd Richard Rogers, whereon sd John Rogers built, improved, and formerly dwelt. Signed - Rich Rogers. Wit Thos Stone*, Richard Stone, Wm Stone*.
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      Charles County Court Records, August 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 225
      Pursuant to an order of last Jun CC Court to examine witnesses in order to perpetuate the memory of the bounds of Rozers Refuge, in possession of Alexander Contee, Gent Commissioners appointed were Robert Hanson, Henry Hawkins, John Hanson, & Samuel Hanson (not being any way related to sd Contee, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land). Rozers Refuge lies in CC.
      . Signed Mar 19, 1735 - Sam: Hanson, Clerk.
      Now here, at sd Aug Court, we certify that we met on the land within mentioned, on Jul 6, 1736, and then and there, in the presence of William Neale, a proprietor of some lands contiguous, we took the depositions of Robert Hanson and - Francis Ware. Signed - John Hanson, Sam: Hanson.
      CC. Jul 6, 1736. Robert Hanson, age about 56, declares that about 14 years since, Mr. William Chandler showed this deponent a bounded hickory standing on the side of a Stony Valley near a Branch, and told him that it was the reputed dividing tree between the sd Chandler's land and Rozers Refuge, now in the possession of Mr. Alexander Contee of Prince Georges County, and accordingly directed this deponent to have recourse to the sd hickory as such, which he did (being at that time Surveyor) and was executing a land warrant for the sd Chandler, and amongst several lines which this deponent then ran, for satisfaction of sd Chandler, he ran an east line from a marked white oak known by the name of Early's Oak (being a tree of sd Chandler's land) to a small branch near the plantation where John Smallwood then dwelled, to a place where this deponent thinks Leadstone Smallwood then said he had been told a bounded beech of the sd Chandler's land stood, and from thence ran a south course which brought him very near the sd hickory, and that this deponent has, several times since, made use of the sd hickory in his business of Surveyor as the sd division tree, and that he has understood by several people that it was allowed to be the sd tree, but this deponent remembers that what the course missed the tree, was to the westward. Signed - Robt: Hanson.
      CC, Jul 6, 1736. The deposition of Mr. Francis Ware of CC, age about 41, deposes that about 12 years ago, he was about purchasing a piece of land of Mr. Notley Rozer, called Butchers Quarter, that he applied to Mr. Geo: Goodrick to inform him of the bounds of the sd land, the sd Goodrick showed him a place on the east side of the first Branch to the Southward of Butchers-Quarter, very near the Path that leads to Priest Mullineux's, and told the sd deponent that a tree that stood at the afd place was the beginning tree of a piece of land containing 100 acres belonging to the sd Rozer, which lay to the southward of the sd Butchers Quarter, and that to the best of this deponent's remembrance, the bounds of the sd 100 acres of land run from the place afd SW about 75 perches then east 320 perches then NE to the line of one, Oversees Land, then with the sd Oversees Land to the beginning, and this deponent asked sd Goodrick which was St. Johns Branch, upon which the sd Goodrick told this deponent that he had often heard his father, Robert Goodrick, John Attwood, & Nicholls Cooper discoursing about St. Johns Branch and that they all agreed that the Branch by which the bound tree above mentioned stood, was always reputed St: Johns Branch, and sd Geo: Goodrick further added that the Branch afd was really St: John's Branch.
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      Charles County Court Records, August 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 238-239.
      Robert Hanson and Samuel Hanson, Gent, return the following certificate: we, being appointed by CC Court to view a Rolling Road complained of by William Macpherson in his petition to sd Court, do certify that we have viewed sd Road and do find it necessary and convenient, and also agreeable to all the contending parties then present, that a Rolling Road be kept clear, from the old Womans Branch near the white Marsh along a Path that now leads from the sd branch to the east of sd William Macpherson's Plantation, whereon Jno Ensey now dwells, on the east side of the sd Branch, and so up a hill to a large gum tree, andfrom thence over the Barrens by the head of a small branch that runs into the Plantation whereon Thos: Sanders formerly dwelled, and from thence to Piscataway Road to the head of the Irish Year. Signed Aug 6, 1741 - Robt Hanson, S Hanson.
      Whereupon it is ordered that the afd Road be kept open and cleared according to the report above mentioned.
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      Charles County Court Records, March 1741/2 Court, Liber T#2, Page 320
      Robert Hanson, by his petition, sets forth that he is seized in fee of a tract of land lying at Portobacco in CC called Corkers Hogghole, and one other tract of land called Habberdeventure, and part of one other tract of land called Bettys Delight, all lying contiguous to each other, some of the bounds thereof being decayed, he therefore asks for a Commission to examine such witnesses as shall be offered, touching the bounds of each tract, in order to perpetuate the same. Ordered that Commission issue, returnable here, to Thomas Stone, William Eilbeck, Matthew Stone, and Richard Gambra, Gent, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of the above mentioned lands.
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      Charles County Court Records, March 1741/2 Court, Liber T#2, Page 320
      At last Jun CC Court, Commission issued to Thomas Stone, Samuel Hanson, William Hanson, & David Stone, Gent, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land in CC called Coffers Chance, in the possession of Matthew Coffer. The petition for Commission was dated the 9th day Jun [last] at which Court, Matthew Coffer preferred his petition in writing to this Court before Gustavus Brown, Gent, & his Associates, CC Court Justices, for Commission as afd. The Commissioners are not related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land. Signed Jun 10, 1741 - Edmd Porteus, Clerk.
      And now here, Samuel Hanson, William Hanson, & David Stone, return to this Court the Commission afd, together with the certificate and depositions, viz -
      We certify that we met on the premises of Coffers Chance on Mar 8, 1741, and then and there, the above depositions were taken by us. Signed - SHanson, Wm Hanson, David Stone.

      Capt, Matthew Barnes, age about 72, declares that about 16 years ago, he was present when John Coffer proved a marked hickory standing on the side of a valley, where the deponent now lays his hand, to be the 1st bound tree of a tract of land called Coffers Chance, which probate this deponent understood was taken by the then Sher. by order of the Provincial Court in a matter of controversy between William Hoskins and Daniel Bryan relating to a tract of land called St. Bridgets.

      Colo. Robert Hanson, age about 62, says that 15-16 years ago, he heard John Coffer being sworn on a resurvey of a tract of land called St. Bridgets, then in controversy between William Hoskins and Daniel Bryan, declares that his mother showed him a bounded hickory standing on the side of a valley, and said to him, boy, this is the beginning tree of thy land, which tree is the same tree mentioned in Capt. Matthew Barns' deposition.

      Francis Adams, age about 64, declares that a bounded white oak near a fork of Logg Swamp whereon he now lays his hand, was showed him by John Coffer to be a bounded tree of the sd coffer's land.
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      Charles County Court Records, August 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 421
      Pursuant to an order of last Mar CC Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of 2 tracts of land, the one called Corkers Hogghole, the other called Habberdeventure, and part of one other tract called Bettys Delight, lying in CC, in the possession of Colo. Robert Hanson, as follows: To Thomas Stone, William Eilbeck, Matthew Stone, and Richard Gambra of CC. Whereas Robert Hanson, seized of the 2 tracts of land and part of a tract, as afd, did, on Mar 9, in the 27th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to CC Court, before Gustavus Brown, Gent, and his associates, for Commission to examine witnesses, to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd tracts of land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine witnesses as afd.. Signed Mar 13, 1741 - Edm'd Porteus, Clerk.
      And now here, Thomas Stone, William Eilbeck, and Matthew Stone, return to this Court, the Commission afd with the certificate thereon, and the depositions thereunto annexed, viz - We certify that we have executed the within Commission, and have taken the several depositions hereto annexed. Signed Jul 6, 1742 - Thomas Stone, Will Eilbeck, Matthew Stone.

      The deposition of William Theobalds, age about 45, who declares that about 35 years ago, this deponent was in company with Colo. Robert Hanson and Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins, who at that time held a tract of land called Sympsons Delight, adjoining to a tract of land called Corkers Hogghole, belonging to the afd Colo. Robert Hanson, and that sd Hanson and Hawkins set up a locust post on a yellow gravelly knoll where it was then said a bounded oak belonging to each of the sd tracts formerly stood, which sd knoll is at the foot of a hill near the corn field fence of the sd deponent, and is the place where he now stands, and further declares that the sd post was put up by the consent of the afd Hanson and Hawkins.

      The deposition of Charles Byrn, aged about 56, who declares that about 35 years ago, being at that time a servant to Colo. Robert Hanson, be brought a locust post to the place mentioned in the deposition of William Theobalds, and that it was placed in the afd place by the consent of Colo. Robert Hanson and Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins, and further, this deponent declares that he brought the post to the above mentioned place, and there fixed it, as a boundary as he understood at that time, between the afd Colo. Robert Hanson and Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins.

      The deposition of Capt. Matthew Barnes, aged about 73, who declares that about 17-18 years ago, being upon a survey between this deponent and William Theobalds, Colo. Hanson being Surveyor, and Dr. Daniel Jenefer, being then in Company, running the land in dispute between this sd deponent and sd William Theobalds, they came to the place where this deponent now is, where was a bounded oak cut down, the 2nd bound tree of Betty's Delight, belonging to Colo. Robert Hanson, being upon the side of a ridge, and at that time the sd Colo. Robert Hanson and Dr. Daniel Jenefer agreed to mark a white oak, which is now standing and stands about 4 feet from the root of the original bound tree, the sd Dr. Daniel Jenefer being possessed of a tract of land adjoining to the sd Betty's Delight.
      William Theobalds, age about 45, declares that he was present at the time and place with the abovesd Capt. Matthew Barnes, and declares that he saw the above mentioned white oak, bounded for the 2nd bound tree of Bettys Delight, and by the consent of Colo. Robert Hanson and Dr. Daniel Jenefer, who was then possessed of a tract adjoining to Bettys Delight.

      John Burgess, age about 23, declares that about 4 years ago, he and his father, Benjamin Burgess, riding together, showed him a bounded white oak, where this deponent is now at, and told him it was a bound tree of Colo. Robert Hanson of the land which sd Hanson bought of John Lambeth, standing upon a plain on the west side of Piscattoway road.
      Samuel Burgess, aged about 36, declares that about 17-18 years ago, his father, Benjamin Burgess, showed this deponent the bounded tree he is now at, being the tree mentioned in John Burgess' oath, to be the bound tree of John Lambeth, and adjoining to a tract of land belonging to Mr. William Newman, which sd land is now in possession of Mr. Richard Tarvin.

      Joseph Pulluffus, aged about 65, declares that about 40 years ago, this deponent, being a servant to Mr. John Hanson, father to Colo. Robert Hanson, the sd John Hanson showed this deponent a bounded red oak standing at the foot of a hill now in the plantation of the sd Colo. Robert Hanson, whereon the sd John Hanson formerly dwelled and near to William Theobalds' dwelling plantation, and told this deponent it was a bounded tree of his land whereon he then dwelled, being the tree he now lays his hand upon, and further, he says that sd John Hanson forbid him to cut it down, and has heard it by several others called the sd Hanson's bound tree.

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