Notes for Richard Butt

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1700 3 Jan Richard Butt of Anne Arundel Co, Maryland purchased 206 1/4 acres of land called "Batchelor's Delight" which was part of "Darnell's Grove" from Robert Tyler who had recently purchased it from Richard Marsham. This land was on the side of Collington Branch and had been in Calvert County but at the time of the transfer was in Prince George's County. It was bounded by the remainder of Darnell's Grove and the land of Samuel Duvall and Robert Bradley. Robert Tyler and his wife Susanna acknowledged the deed. Was witnessed by Richard Duckett and Lewis Duvall. Richard was "of Anne Arundel County" and was named as a "planter". Purchase price was 69 pounds sterling.

1700 25 Feb deed recorded 25 Feb 1700, volume A page 349.

Date 9 Jan 1714/5
First and fourmost I committ my soule to almighty God ...
Secondly I committ my bodie to the Earth ... and my world debts first be full satisfied and paid.
Thirdly: To my eldest son Richard Butt the half of my land which is abought [about] 103 acres, to him and heirs of his bodie.
Fourthly to my son Thomas Butt the other half of my land, to be eqolly deviad [divided] between them bouth. If either son should dey before tha [they] begat issue than the land shall fall to the nackest [next] ear [heir] and never to be sold nor changad nor Imbaselad [embezzled] away on any account, but to go from heire to heir during life after his deare and loveing Mothers deceased.
Fifth lyign [I give?] the rast of my goods and Money and oll my parson [personal] isstaght [estate] to be devidad betwen the othar four children Dinah Butt, Mary Butt, Samuel Butt, Nickolas Butt. Seckestly [sixthly] my will and plashar [pleasure is that my dear and loveing wife sholl be the holle and chef eacksakettar of my holl parsonatal Isstaght.
Sind [signed] seld [sealed] and Deleuerd [delivered] in the prasants [presence] of us: Jno. Banks, John Child, Samuell Swearingen.
Signed: Richard (R) Butt

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