Petition of Harry Beverley, 1711 Nov. 2.
Contains a petition of Harry Beverley of Middlesex County to Alexander Spotswood, Lieutenant Governor, asking that no patent may issue to the heirs of Thomas Thorp. According to his petition, Beverley has a title in right of his wife to land near Potobago in Essex County which was also claimed by John Hawkins. Charles Smith, late surveyor of Essex County, informed Beverley that he could not survey his land until the bounds were settled. Beverley complains that Smith & Thomas Thorp had fraudulently contrived to defeat an entry for six or seven hundred acres of waste land.