Petition of Harry Beverley, 1711 Nov. 2.
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in relation to his own Entryes found it thus in ye Entry book. [here the text is divided into to columns] [left column] Twenty one Rights Entered as p[er] certificate hereof in Closed bearing date ye 3d of July 1699 [right column] Aprill. 3d. 1703 Then Entered by Capt Harry Beverley 500 acres Kings land bounded by the pattern of Sr Tho: Lunsford Majr. Generall Robt Smith and the land granted to Robt ffleming in Essex County St Marys parish Rights Entryed according to Law. Two Entryes pay'd [end of two columns, and here resumes text as before] The petr also found that between the notification of the sd Rights as above, and the Entry, there is a leaf torn out of ye said book. and that no other entry of ye sd Harry Beverley's appears throughout the whole book. By all which ye petr hopes it will be manifest to your Honr that he has been abused by the said Charles Smith in ye said Entry, & for as much as there is like to be a final determination between your petr and the said Hawkins at the next Generall Court, He (the petr) humbly prayes your Honr that no patent may issue to the said Orphans of Thorp, or any one of them, or to the said Griffin, or any other than the petr, for ye said Land: And most humbly prays that these matters may be contested, and made appear in such manner and at such time and place as your Honr in gracious [condescention?] shall think fit, and yor order directed to the now Surveyor of ye County to survey ye sd Land for your petr And he shall ever pray &c Harry Beverley