Archiver > MDSTMARY > 2001-05 > 0989984374

From: Chuck Gibson <>
Subject: [MDSTMARY-L] Elizabeth Watts, late of St Mary's Co.
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 22:39:34 -0500

This is in 1800.

An ACT concerning the real estate of Elizabeth Watts, late of Saint-Mary's

WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly, that a certain Elizabeth
Guyther was, in her life-time, seized of an estate of fee-simple in and of
fifty acres of land, lying Saint-Mary's county, being part of two tracts of
land, the one called Brick Kills, the other Park's Addition with Addition,
and being so seized, she afterwards married George Aisquith, by whom
she had two children, and after the death of said George, she intermarried
with a certain Richard Watts, by whom she had three children, all of which
five children are now living, and infants: And, whereas the said Elizabeth,
and her husband, sold said land to a certain Barton Tabbs, of Saint-Mary's
county, and passed their bond, under each of their hands and seals,
conditioned for a valuable consideration to convey said land in fee-simple,
and the said Elizabeth is since dead, not having executed a conveyance for
the same:  And whereas it is represented, that the said land is wholly
destitute of wood and improvements, and that it would tend greatly to the
benefit of the said five infants to have the said contract completed;

    II.  BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the
chancellor be and he is hereby authorised and empowered, on petition filed,
to examine into all the circumstances relating to said land, and the sale
thereof made to Barton Tabbs, and if upon examination, and such proof as he
may require to be taken, it shall appear to him reasonable and beneficial to
the infant children of the said Elizabeth to have the said sale and contract
carried into effect, he is hereby authorised and empowered fully and
effectually, by decree of his court, upon such terms and considerations as he
thinks proper, to perfect and carry said agreement into effect.

This thread: