Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #1 from Somerset County Bond Book EB28, 1805-1815

County Somerset
Date 23 May 1805
Text Henry Miles and Thomas Tull, apparaisers report on lands of Thomas Walston, orphan in care of Peggy Walston, guardian. There is 2/3rd of negro woman Cloe belonging to said orphan and proper to be leased with said land. The land in the woods is 85 acres and there are one framed two story dwelling house 18 feet sq. in good repair, one hewed pine log house covered wit h pine pland one story high 16 x 14 feet in good repair, one sawed log kitchen one story high 17 feet by 15 ft 6 inches in good repair, one round pine log stable 14 feet by 9 feet in very bad repair, one old sawed log meat house 8 feet sq. in very bad repair, one framed milk house 5 by 4 feet in midling good repair, one apple orchard of 31 living trees very indifferent, one paled garden 50 ft sq. in bad repair, two fields enclosed in midling repair. Estimate of value of land and houses and 2/3's negro for one year is 14 pounds current money.

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