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Wayson

 

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Wayson's of Yorkshire, England

Church Records

George Wasson had a child christened xvth of Nov. 1572 named Emmothe, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

John Wasson had a child christened xxiiijth of Marche 1574 named Robt. , recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Euis Wasson was buryed the xjth of Marche 1576, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Elizabeth Wasson filia Georgii Wasson baptisata fuit xij Octobris 1578, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

William Wasson the sonne of John Wasson was bur. xxviij of Nov. 1579, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Willm. Wasson filius Johnis Wasson bap>tisatus fuit xxix Martii 1579, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

John Wasson filius Johnis Wasson baptisatus fuit xxviij Decembris 1580, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Thomas Wayson, Male, parents not given, married Jane Hamshire/Halmeshire, 7 May 1592, Rotherham, Yorkshire

Ingramus Wasson de Ev'ley sepultus fuit 5to Deceb. 1603

Jeneta Wasson vidua sepult xxiijo die Januarii 1605

Robert Cooke et Agnes Wasson nupti erant xxj die 1614, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Agnes Wasson wife of WiUim Wasson was buried the same day 1616, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Willimi. Wasson and Jane Dowell were married the jo day of Feb. 1616, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Mary Wayson, daughter of Edward, baptized 6 March 1617, at Dewsbury, All Saints

George Wasson and Anne Hopper marryed 15 Febr. 1624, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Charles Wasson son of George Wasson bapt. i Jan. 1625, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Jonathan the sonne of George Wasson bapt. eodem die 1627, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

William the sonne of George Wasson baptized 13 Febru. 1630, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

William the sonne of George Wasson buryed the 28 March 1631, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Rebecca the daughter of George Wasson baptized the 27th June 1632, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Francis the son of George Wasson was baptized 8 December 1639, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Robert the sonne of George Wasson bapt. 28 August 1641, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Sarah Wayson, daughter of Edward, baptized 8 June 1643, at Royston, St John the Baptist

George Wasson dyed the sayd xijth day and was buryed the next, 1656, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Francis Wasson of Hacknes and Marie daughter of Henri Battie of Sifoe were married 23 November 1669, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Robert Wasson and my made Jaine Kempley the 25 Oct. 1670, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Francis the son of Francis Wasson of Hacknes bapt. the 2d of Aprill 1671, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Rebeccay the daughter of Robert Wasson bapt. 9th of May, John 1671, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

John Wayston married Elizabeth Lawson 14 February 1679 Skipton, Yorkshire

Jonathan Wasson fil. Francis Wasson baptiz. September 7th 1679, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Rebecka Wason the daughter of Robart Wasou, burials 1682, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Robertus Wasson de Hackness sepultus erat 28 Apnlis 1704, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Jana Wasson de Hackness vidua sepult. 11 8bris 1728, recorded in the Yorkshire: Hackness Parish Register 1557-1785.

Francis Wason/Wasson/Wayson

 

Francis Wasson, Jr, born 1671 near Hackness, Yorkshire, died 1722, age 50

Francis Wasson, son of Francis Wasson Sr. Mariner of Hacknes and Marie (daughter of Henrie Battie of Silfoe married November 23, 1669, Silpho is a village about 1 mile north of Hackness near Scarborough to the East and South of Whitby) baptised on 2 Apr 1671.

 

Francis Wasson, Sr. Marinor of Hackness, Yorkshire

Francis Sr. was the son of George Wasson and Anne Hopper Wayson who married in 1625 in the Parish of Hackness. At George’s death in 1656 he is referred to as a Quaker. Francis Sr. had four other children in addition to Francis Jr.: Charles Wasson, baptized 1625 in Hackness Parish; William Wasson, baptized 1630 and buried 1631; Rebecca Wasson. Baptized 1632 in Hackness Parrish; Robert Wasson, baptized 1642, died 1704, married Jaine Kempley in 1670 (Jaine died 1728 in Hackness Parish) and had Rebecca Wasson baptized 1671 in Hackness Parish. In addition to Francis Jr, Francis Sr had Jonathan Wasson baptized in Hackness Parish in 1679.

 

Francis Wasson Sr. may have been descendent from Ellis Wasson, buried 1576 in Hackness Parish, Ellis appears to have had four sons: George Wasson (who had Emmoth Wasson baptized in 1572; Ellis Wasson baptized in 1576; and Elizabeth baptized in 1578; all in Hackness Parish), Francis Senior’s father George may have been the son of Emmoth or Ellis, who gave their son their fathers name. Or Francis Sr. may be descendent from the other three sons of Ellis Wasson, buried 1576: John Wasson buried 1617 (who had the following children: Robert baptized 1574; William baptized and buried 1579; and John baptized 1580); William alive in 1602 and referenced in the estate of Ingram Proctor; or Ingram Wasson buried 1603.

 

Marriges and Children of Francis Wasson, Jr.

            In the records of St. Martin Vintry, London, England, baptisms and births are recorded for the children of Francis Wasson and Phebey, his wife: 1) Phebey born 1694, 2) William died 1696, 3) Sarah born 1698, 4) Anne born 1699, 5) Thomas born 1701 and died 1703, and Francis died 1704.

The records at Devonshire House in London record, Francis Wasson, son of Francis Wason, married Alice Smith (daughter of Daniel Smith late of Watford, Hertford, Yoeman, deceased and his wife Alice), on April 1, 1703 at Devonshire House, London, England. Francis would be 32, and is recorded as living on Thames Street, London. Devonshire House records record the birth of Jonathan Wasson on 3 November 1707 in Johns Wapping. Alice Wasson died in 1718 in Stepney, London.

The Devonshire House records additionally record Francis Wasson, son of Francis Wasson, and Mary Davis of Seething Lane, All Hollows, Barking, daughter of George Davis late of New Castle upon Tyne, Durham, deceased, married December 1, 1719 at Devonshire House, London, England. Francis was 48 and would die at age 50. He is listed as living in French Ordinary Court, in the parish called St Katherine Coleman London and is a Merchant. (French Ordinary Court is near the Tower of London, between Tower Bridge and London Bridge, near Custom House and the old Tobacco Warf. From this marriage there appears to have been a daughter Mary Wasson, born circa 1720.

 

 

Francis Wasson in the Colony of Maryland

We first hear of Francis in Maryland in 1705. Perhaps, following the conclusion of Queen Anne’s War that begun in 1702, Francis was willing to risk the waters between England and the Chesapeake. On the 25th day of the Eighth Month of 1705, Francis Wason was witness to the marriage of Sarah Thomas (from a prominent Quaker family in Anne Arundel County, Maryland) to Joseph Richardson at West River. The following month Francis Wason was witness to the marriage of Thomas Carr, son of Walter and Lartha, to Elizabeth Price, daughter of Mordecai and Mary at West River.[ii] J Reaney Kelly points out in Quakers in the Founding of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, that at Yearly meetings, many people resorted to transactions of trade, such as Captains and planters meeting to settle affairs.

“5 November 1705. Francis Watson, Commander of the Ship Westriver publishes the rate £15 per ton for tobacco”.[iii]

 

He is mentioned in the Maryland Gazette, “Francis Wasson, commander of the Ship West River Merchant, riding at anchor in West River, publishes the rate of 15 pounds per ton”, dated 19 June 1708. On March 25, 1710, a Wasson is referred to in a letter from John Hyde to Lewis Duvall concerning payments due to Lewis Duvall. The letter states, ‘the market for tobacco is very dull and no prospect for much improvement. On April 27, 1712, Francis Watson commander of the ship Richard and Margaret now riding at anchor in West River publishes the rate of 12 pounds per ton.

 

Over the next years, he is involved in many estates, he either holds mortgages or loans in the estates. His name appears in the following Maryland estates: Thomas ChanlerTarde (1709), John Mackdowell, Christmas Swarmsteade, William Meeds (1710), Richard Webb of Talbott County (1718), William Horne, John Pardoe, John Leach, William Coale (1717).

 

            In 1721, Francis was involved in a court case between the widow of Benjamin Lawrence and John Talbott.

 

Prerogative Court-Testamentary Proceedings- Benjamin Lawrence 1720

To the honorable Thomas Bordley, Esq. Commissary General and Judge of the Perogative Court. The humble Petition and Information of Rachel Lawrence widow and relict of Benjamin Lawrence late of Baltimore County deceased. Showeth that my dead husband Benjamin Lawrence died at my brother Daniel Mariarte’s the 29th of December last since my return from his funeral have not been able to go off my plantation neither as yet am I to go abroad and being wholly ignorant of my precise time to administer. Together has occasioned my delay in not any contempt or willful neglect of mine. When I considered your Honor will I hope please pardon the same. John Talbott informs me that he has obtained letters of administration on my dead husbands estate and designs shortly to proceed thereon. If he does will infallibly prove my utter ruin and to make your honorin some measure sensible thereof. May it please your honor to hear the following reasons first. My dead husband and John Talbott about four years since made an exchange of land as follows. Our husband exchanged our late dwelling plantation at West River with John Talbot for a tract of woodland ground of his at Elk Ridge. Talbott entered and possessed ours at West River and since altered same to great damage of the plantation. My husband entered and possessed his at Elk Ridge and made a plantation thereon of the expence of 150 L. sterling, but neither of the plantations have as yet been secured to other as the law directs. Our plantation with some negros being under mortgage to Mr. Frances Wasson, a benefactor of my dead husband is for ought. I know the occasion of their not being conveyed to others since Mr. Talbott has obtained letters of administration. I am very much threatened that Wasson’s negros shall not cut downand destroy his land, with other such like speeches is grounds enough to make me dread his endeavoring the ruin of me and my children by depriving me of redeeming my husbands plantation at West River which is now far worse than when he possessed it and thereby clandestinely to come by his land much improved by the labor and great expense of my dead husband. The mortgage is expired about 2 years but a part thereof already paidthat doubt not with the blessing God having the staff in my hands to clear the same for these and other reasons to tedious here to relate. I humbly beg your honor will be pleased to take it into serious consideration and revoke the Letters to Mr. John Talbott and be pleased to admit to the Administration of Benjamin Lawrence’s Estate his dejected relict and widow.

            Your humble petitioner Rachel Lawrence

            Whereupon by order of his Honor the County General, citation issued on the 28th of February last, the said John Talbott to show cause why the administration to him granted of the said Benjamin Lawrence his personal Estate must be revoked and the administration thereof granted to Rachel, the widow and relict of the deceased, returnable to this Court. Of which said … of Anne Arundel County to whom the same was directed now here at this day … the … day of March 1720 makes return to the Court … in these words. Viz.

            Whereupon the said John Talbott by Thomas Larkin his procurer appears the said Rachel Lawrence the petitioner by Daniel Dulany her procurer likewise appears and the allegations of each party being by his Honor the Judge heard and maturely deliberated.

            It is decreed that Rachel Lawrence the widow of the said Benjamin Lawrence having applied for the administration of her dead husbands estate. That upon her giving good security and being qualified as administrator of the … before the Deputy … of Baltimore County the administrator heretofore granted to John Talbott and John Watkins … from the time revoked repealed and held for none, and that administration thereupon be committed to her the said Rachel. Ant that unless cause be shown by the said widow to the contrary by the second Tuesday in May … the discharge the whole cost of the form of administration having been granted for want of her application for the same in due time together with the costs of this procedure.[iv]

 

            In 1721, Charles Lucus, commander of the ship Hopewell, transported tobacco for Francis Wayson and Daniel Maude, merchants in London. Daniel Maude appears to be Francis’ partner. In 1723, Francis Wayson’s will is executed and he is listed as a mariner. The will is recorded at Canterbury. The will is recorded the following year in Anne Arundel County, Maryland by John Watkins, exercising power of attorney for Mary Wason, wife of Francis, see Letter of Attorney following.

 

            In the Society of Friends, Quarterly Meeting of London and Middlesex records, a burial for Francis Wasson is recorded on March 10, 1722 at Ratcliff, England. He is listed as age 50, born circa 1672. His date of death is listed as January 6, 1722, meaning he was buried 2 months after death. Was he at sea at the time of burial? Why the delay? Ratcliff is outside of London on the Thames and known as a sailor’s hamlet.

 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will

            I Francis Wasson of Tottenham in the County of Middlesex, Marinor, being of sound mind, perfect memory … and xxx standing praises be almighty God for it so make this my last will and testament in manner following, first and primarily I commend my soul into the hand of the Almighty God, my Creator, and my body to the Earth to be xxx buried according to the instructions of my Executor hereafter named, and as to making such temporal estate which God of his mercy hath been pleased to bless me with, I give devise and bequeath the same in the manner following, xxx x desire that all my debts and funeral charges may be paid xxx I give unto my dear and beloved wife Mary Wasson and my daughter Mary with what other child or children she may have by me equally to be divided amongst them share and share alike, all the remainder of a lease on a house near King David Fort in the parish of Epping Stepney with the like equal portion of all my other goods and chattels of what nature of kind so ever and so ordain and appoint my said wife sole executor of this my last will and testament, but for her help in this affair and so appoint John XXX of Lumber Street and Samuel Woodlow to be my executors in trust for to assist my said wife and child or children and do hereby revoke and make void all former wills by my hand. In witness whereof the said Francis Wasson have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above, written Francis Wasson, witnessed in the presence of Francis Wasson.

January 16 1722

I George Westgarth of the parish of St. Benedict Grove Church xxx, Coal Factor, do solemnly affirm and xxx that I am of the xx dissenters commonly called Quakers and that I was well aquainted with Francis Wasson late of Tottenham in the County of Middlesex and his character and manner of handwriting and having now xxx and carefully perused the will hereunto xxx, beginning [Francis Wasson of Tottenham in the County of Middlesex , Marinor] and ending {set by my hand and seal the day and year above written] do verify that the same was totally wrote by and with the proper handwriting of the said xxx and that the name Francis Wasson thereto subscribed was also wrote and subscribed by the said Francis Wasson xxx the party xxx – George Westgarth –

 

Letter of Attorney

By this public instrument of procreation or letter of attorney, be it known and manifest unto all those who shall be these present or bear the same load, that on the sixth day of the month of December, Anno Donini 1722 and in the ninth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God, King of Great Brittian, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith. Before me, James Dunridge notary and Tabollion Public, dwelling in London by Royal Authority duly admitted and sworn and in the presence of the witnesses here after named, Personally appeared Mr Francis Wasson and Mr. Daniel Maude, of London, Merchants and copartners, who declared to have made, ordained, constituted, authorized, appointed and by those present do make, ordain, constitute, and appoint John Watkins of West River, in the Province of Maryland, … lawful attorney giving and by those present loyally and severally granting their said attorney, full power and lawful authority for those the said … in their name and to their use to like demand, levy, and sue, for and by all lawful ways and means, recover and receive of and from all and every person or persons of what degree or quality. Soever whom it shall or may concern in habiting in Maryland aforesaid all and every such sum or sums of money, goods, wares, merchandise, effects, estates, and things whatsoever due, owing, belonging or in any wise apportioning to who the said constituents, whether by bond, note, bill, book debt, account, consignment, principle, money, change, exchange, costs, damages, and interests on any protested bill or bills of exchange or for or by what other ways and means soever nothing excepted nor reserved upon recoveries and … to give one or more acquittances or other significant discharges in due form of law, but in case of a sale or do lay by any person or persons whom it shall or may concern to make and … Just and true account and payment and satisfaction in the promises … there unto to compote by all lawful ways and means whatsoever also is … to appear before all Lords, Judges and Justices in any Court or Courts there to answer, defend and reply in all matters and causes touching or concerning the promises to do say pursue, implead, seize, sequester, attach, imprison, condone and out of prison again to deliver also to compound, conclude, and agree by arbitrators or otherwise as their said attorney shall think set and generally in and concerning the promises to do, perform, and execute all and what so ever shall be requisite and necessary as fully amply and effectually to all interests constructions and purposes as they the said constituents or either of them loyally or severally might or could do if personally present and that if the cause should require more especial or ample power then is here in before particularly expressed with power to substitute one or more attorneys under ... with like or limited power and the same again to evoke they the said constituents to hereby loyally and severally promising to ratify confirm and hold for good and … all and whatsoever their said attorney or his substitutes shall lawfully do or cause to be done in or about the promises by virtue of these present thus done and passed in London aforesaid in the presence of the under written witnesses.

Witnesses:

Phillip Wilkinson

Edward Burt

 

Signed:

Francis Wasson (Seal)

Daniel Maude (Seal)[v]

 

Latin Will and Letter of Attorney

            Francis’ will mentions “Francis Wason of Tottenham”, “Mari Wayson”, “Marham/Warham Wason” dated 25 September 1723.

By this public instrument of procuracon or letter or attorney be it known and manifest to all those who shall so those present or near the same road that on that on the twenty-fifth day of September anno domini 1723, and in the tenth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George by the grace of God. King of Great Brittain. Came before me Richard Wise notary and tabollion public residing in London by Royal Authority duly admitted sworn witnesses personally appeared Mrs. Mary Wason relict and executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Francis Wason late of Tottenhaus in the County of Middlesex, mariner deceased as by authorized copy of the probate of the said will here before written doth appear and Captain Daniel Maude of London, Merchant which said apraisors declared to have made ordained constituted authorized and appointed by those present do loyally severally make ordain constitute authorize appoint Mr, John Watkins of West River in the Province of Maryland … their true and lawful attorney full power and lawful authority for them the said constituents in their names and to their … demand levy sue for and by all lawful ways and meansrecover and receive of and from all and every of any person or persons of what degree or quality. Soever whom it shall or may Concern inhabiting in Maryland aforsaid, all and every or any such Sum and Sums of monies, goods, wares, merchandize, effects, and things whatsoever due or to grow due and owing or belonging or in any wise appertaining to her the said constituent in quality aforesaid. And the said Daniel Maude, whether by bond note protested bill or bills of exchange book debt account consignment or for or by what other account ways reasons or means soever nothing excepted nor reserved and to that and with all and every or any person or persons of what degree or quality soever whom it shall or may concern to account to … settle and adjust all accounts and balances thereof to receive upon recoveries and receipts to give one or more aquittances or other significant discharge in due form of law. But in case of refusal or … by any person or persons of what degree or quality soever whom it shall or may concern to make and render just and true account payment and satisfaction in the promises him her or them thereunto to compote by all lawful ways and means whatsoever also if … be to appear before all or any Lords Judges and Justices in any Court or Courts there to answer defend and reply in all matters and causes touching or concerning the promises to so say pursue implead seize sequester attach imprison and to condemn out of prison again to deliver all to compound conclude or agree by arbitration or otherwise as their said attorney shall think fit and generally in and concerning the promises to do perform and execute all and whatsoever shall be requisite and necessary as fully and amply and effectually to all intents constructions and purposes as they the said constituents might or could if personally present and that all the cause should require more especially or ample power than is here in before particularly and … with power to substitute one or more attorneys unto him with like or limited power and the same against to revoke they the constituents hereby loyally and severally promising to ratify confirm and hold for good … all and whatsoever the said attorneys or his substitutes shall lawfully do or cause to be done in or about ye promises of virtue of those present thus done and passed in London aforesaid in the presence of the under written witnessess.

Witnesses:

Joseph Cowman

Richard Gregory

Signed:

Mary Wasson (Seal)

Daniel Maud (Seal)

Thus came Captain Joseph Cowman, evidence to the above power of attorney and affiirmed that he saw the above Mary Wasson and Daniel Maud sign seal and deliver the above power of attorney as their act and deed … to before us the subscribers the day and year above written.

Subscribers:

Thomas Gassaway

Samuel Smith[vi]

 

In 1726, Mary Wason sues Daniel Mariarte. The case is dropped when Mariarte dies. In 1727, John Watkins attorney for Daniel Maude and Mrs. Mary Wasson, is listed as a creditor in the estate of Benjamin Welsh.

Francis had connections to Quakers and appears to have been a dissenter himself. He was a mariner and had business connections, including partnerships and interest in ships. One partner Daniel Maude was of a Yorkshire family. Francis Wasson may have belonged to a Yorkshire family. Records of Francis Wassons in Yorkshire include:

Francis Wasson, son of George, baptized December 8, 1639 in the Hackness Parish Register;

Francis Wasson of Hacknes and Marie daughter of Henrie Battie of Silfoe married November 23, 1669.


1728 Law Suit – Ship Recovery of Whitby

To the Right Peter Lord High Baron of C…ham Lord High Chamberlain of Great Britain (Peter King, First Baron King 1669 to July 22, 1734)

20 November 1728

Humbly complaining to your lordship are Orators George Westgarth and Daniel Maude of London xxx Hartford, that on or about the 31st day of May 1720, James Harrison of Whitby lying in the County of York, Mariner, being or pretending to be the owner of all that good Ship or before called the Recovery of Whitby at burthon 250 xxx or thereabout xxx of xxx singular of whereas called Propped Masto sailed, Sail Yards, Baro Gund small arms, ammunition, provisions, carrying apparel, furniture and appurtenances there to belonging and xxx Orators and Francis Wasson, being known in partnership x company of Way of Traders & Graford & the said Wasson purchased of this James Harrison one two and thirtieth part of its Ship and of all xxx and apart aforesaid for the sum of 41 pounds and 2 shillings, which your Orator and the said Wasson only paid unto if said James Harrison on or about the xxx xxx if said James Harrison by bill of sale of that date granted bargained and sold to your Orators and the said Wasson, the said two thirtieth part of the said ship and its aparts xxxx xxx things aforesaid and if James Harrison to xxx Your Orator and the said Wasson to make the said purchase xxx being then Master of this ship and having thou xxx pretended control & management thereof promised and agreed with your Orator the said Wasson xxxx to employ if said ship in the Coal Trade and to unlade the same at London and that your Orator and the said Wasson should have of xxx there of at London and your Orator show that the said Wasson did soon after said purchase having made his last will and testament in writing and Mary his widow Executrix there of who hath by the Bill of Sale in writing bearing date on or about the fourth day of April last in the year 1728 for and in consideration of the sum of 176 pounds to be paid by .. your Orators Daniel Maude sold all xxx Right, Share, and Interest in the said Ship and the appurtenances thereof and all profit and gain so while she was instituted as Executrix of her said husbands and all interest undivided other Ships and xxx unto your Orator Daniel Maude and George Westgarth having been at first in xxx to one half of the said two thirtieth part your Orator Daniel Maude by means of the said last xxx purchased from said Mary Wasson xxx owner of the other two thirtieth part and your orator show that the said James Harrison xxx xxx xxxthe said purchased made of him half xxx Ship to London xxx xxx Your Orator about the disposal or management thereof over gave your Orator any information on or account of the voyaged this ship had performed in or since the year 1720 or of the gain & profit which hath accrued from the same which your Orator hopes he would have done. But not so it is may please your Lordship, that the said James Harrison combining and xxx with the said Mary Wasson, Jonathan Richardson and Mary his wife, the widow of Isaac.

XXX who have or pretended to xxx all shares of the said Ship with the appurtenances xxx xxxx and James Harrison xxx Your Orator have to with award other xxx xxx and overture unknown names when discovered your Orator pray may be worded herein and partied how to with apt word to charge them how to defend your Orator are as inxxx as aforesaid that they xxx know the contrary to be true and that the Harrison pretends that the said Ship was unprofitable voyages in or same the years 1720, where as the said James Harrison was known that very great profit of advantage hath every year been got by the said Ship or by the freight of xxx or by goods carried therein and over xxx the year 1720 and then Harrison hath had and xxx such profit and all the producers of all the said voyages and ought at xxx amount for the full freight of the aid one two of thirtieth part of the said Ship to having been master xxxx of for and during all xxx and whereas the said Harrison hath refused to do or to make the least delivery or give the least amount of the voyages aforesaid the xxx had often promised so to do and will not produce said bonus papers and amounts xxx the same the your Orator have frequently offered him to make sure discovery and give such amount xxx the said Confederacy setup or pretend to have divided other xxx or xxx of right to the said Ship or to part thereof or to xxx profit there over arising but xxx to discover the same and sometimes xxx your Orators said right and the said James Harrison sometimes threatened to bring xxx.

Your Orator on amount of the said Ship for goods and money intended by him to have been purchased for the same on the account thereof that he never give your Orator left amount of or the left information what such goods so brought or such xxx ware hath refused so to do nor will her discover when or how and by whom or for what the same word brought or disposed of all which xxx and pretended to the said Confederates are contrary to Equity and good confidence and tend to if manifest wrong to your Orator.

In consideration whereof and for as much as your Orator witnessed who would prove the said matter dare xxx load at Sea or in biased xxxx unknown to your Orator, so that the same cannot have the profit of their testimony xxx have a Discovery of the said matters save from the answers of the Confederated on oath hereto. To the End thereof that the said Confederates and the host of them whom discovered may xxx profit answer respectively make to all and singular the xxx and that as fully and particularly as if the said xxx here again xxx and interrogated and more xxx that the said Harrison may discover xxx at xxx of the said sale of the xxx of the half shares of the said Ship xxx xxx xxxx Harrison or any xxx other person or persons was or xxxxx the lawful owner owned of the same or of what part and share thereto and that the said James Harrison may discover whether or what other persons or persons have or hath in xxx since the year 1720 from time to time or owning that time gone Master of Commander of the said Ship and on what wasxxx. Voyages and on what xxx freight and how much the xxx freight profits and produce of such respective voyages have amount unto how and by what means and by and to whom and whom the same had been paid or satisfied and whether to or on xxx or how xxx or by the order of the said James Harrison and how he had disposed of the same and that he may discover the respective xxx on which the said Ship had xxx any voyage and what xxx have been the respective xxx or xxx of the same in what years and on what voyages and to and from what places on and over since the said year 1720 and on what respective xxx and of what respective quantities and values have in and over since that year 1720 and on what respective voyages carried in the Ship for or on account or for the use of said James Harrison himself alone or in partnership with xxx what other person or persons and what if xxx freight of the same if paid for would have would have amounted to and that the said James Harrison may set forth a true and full and particular account of all freight, goods, wares, monies, Bills of Exchange, xxx and account or otherwise gain and profit which he hath had xxx for or on account of the owner or owners thereof in and over since the year 1720 and in what respective years and on what respective voyages and from what person or persons and in what xxx respective and that he may discover whether your Orator or other and whole of xxx have or xxx this in or in the year 1720 and if so at what xxx xxx xxx been xxx or acquainted by him xxx or xxx voyages which have been performed by the said Ship and that he may discover by what authority and right he hath taken on himself the xxx xxx and management of the said ship and that the said Harrison may set forth a true and full particular of all books, charts, xxx xxx xxx for freight and all other papers xxx and xxx while one or have been who left in Custody xxx or xxx and xxx xxx or relating to the Ship or the freighting thereof or xxx therein or xxx or xxx Your Orator or others of xxx and whether any what xxx xx xxx xxx xxx or addition had been made therein since the respective purporting xxx xxx whom the matter therein was respectively xxx and that the Confederates may set forth their respective xxx and xxx of the Right of the Ship and that the said James Harrison and these Confederates may xxx to a full and general account with your Orator xxx the matter aforesaid and that xxx Harrison and his confederates may be restrained by the Justice of the said High Court from prosecuting your Orator or others of whom or their Bail at Common Law xxx those matters and that your Orator may have such further and other relief in the xxx circumstances of the case require and as shall be agreeable to Equity and good confidence. May it please your Lordship to grant unto your Orator xxx xxx xxx most gracious writ of xxx to stay the said Harrison and if rest of the Confederates from suing your Orators or at Law and he may had most writ of Subpoena to be ordered to the said Harrison, Mary Wasson, Jonathan Richardson and Mary his wife, and other confederates whom is discovered thereby requiring them on oath and every of them at a certain day and under a xxx there in to be xxx formally to be appear before your Lordship in this High Court xxx and there true and perfect answer and to make to all singular xxx and further to stand to and abide such order and xxx there in and to your Lordship shall xxx xxx

Your Orator is duty bound xxx xxx.

Quaker Records of Southern Maryland, 1685 – 1800, by Henry C Peden, Jr., M.A. page 19

[ii] Quaker Records of Southern Maryland, 1685 – 1800, by Henry C Peden, Jr., M.A. page 20

[iii] Anne Arundel County Land records, Book WT2, p 258 (1703-1709)

[iv] Prerogative Court-Testamentary Proceedings, 24, pp. 316-318, Benjamin Lawrence 1720.

[v] Anne Arundel County Land Records, RCW #2, pp. 118-120, December 6, 1722.

[vi] Anne Arundel County Land Records, pp. 236-238, May 15, 1724.

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