" he can pass any grant thereof, and therefore the former |
" order of this board for mandamus to issue to enquire into the
" lands of David Philips, is hereby confirmed."
" 5th May 1684.
" When the land that sir John Oldcastle formerly held
shall be adjudged mine, I order colonel William Digges may
have a pattent for the same as the gift of
" To the sec'rys for the time being."
LIBER C. B. lands, fol. 154, &c.
" Judeth Price, by her petition sets forth that her husband¾She prays that the said lands may
Roger Price being possessed of three tracts of land in
Talbot county, amounting to four hundred and fifty acres, was
be continued to her and her heirs.
" Order for mandamus to enquire whether the lands do
escheat to his lordship; the petition to be further considered
upon return of the inquisition."
LIBER C. B. No. 1, fol. 27.
" A like petition from the widow of William Cocks, late¾a mandamus ordered, and
clerk of the provincial court, representing that the said Cocks
died (intestate) seized of a certain parcel of land and left
no heirs within the province
upon return of inquisition his lordship promises, if the land be
found escheat, that it shall be granted to the petitioner."
LIBER C. B. No. 1, fol. 29.
" The petition of John Earle of Talbot county, sets forth¾He
that he married the daughter and sole heiress of John
Burges of the said county, who dying left to his said daughter
a certain parcel of land, which by her death, afterwards
without issue, the petitioner supposes to be escheat
therefore craves a mandamus, &c. and preemption of the said
land. Mandamus ordered accordingly, and the petitioner
(on condemnation) to have " the refusal" of the said land,
" upon such reasonable terms as to the board shall seem
LIBER C. B. No. 1, fol. 144.
" It is represented afterwards in a petition of Thomas¾to be equally divided between them, but
Skillington, in reference to the same land, that William
Turner had in the year 1659, obtained a grant of four hundred
acres, which he bequeathed by will to his sons Richard and
the said Richard to have his choice upon the partition. That