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Transcription of the letter from Anthony Martin 1774Addressed to Robert Chester EsqrSollicittor to the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne &c Chancery Office, Chancery Lane, London "Sir,It is now a long time since I sent you an Answer to your letter and to theQueries, and I expected ere now to have the Deeds down, if the Answers weresatisfactory; The Vendor is very uneasy, either for having his money, orhis Deeds, that he may sell it to another; who is willing to buy it, and togive more for it. I therefore beg of you to make all the expeditionpofsible to send me the new Deeds if the Estate is accepted of : In sodoing you shall lay an infinite obligation on,Your very humble servt Anthony Martin Vaynor, Sep 5th 1774P.S.Lest that letter may not come to hand, I have here sent you Answers to the4 Queries.1. Joshua Watkins became seiz'd of the Sd Premifses as being lawful Heirto the same and several other Estates besides, I am told, he made nosettlement to his wife, nor Articles for such, though the Wife joined withhim in the sale to Henry Andrew, as appears by the Deed, And as for Johnhis Son, he dyed before his father, and he had made no settlement to hiswife, neither could he, as being not pofsefsed of it.2. Henry Andrew made no settlement to his wife, neither did he make anywill, but his wife as Joint purchaser had it by survivorship3. Candy Jones was Neice to the Sd Jane Andrew Candy Jones made no settlement upon it, but as soon as she becamepofsefsed of it , agreed to sell it to her Cousin Morgan Morgans theVendor; for she intended to go to London where she is now s...(paper tornaway) it light, and sold it cheap."on the next page is the comment"Ans'd 11th Sept that Counsel reqd only satisfaction in two particularswhich I had given the vendors attrny an acct of." the postmark is BRECKNOCK Eunice has follow up information about Anthony Martin if that would be ofinterest to researchers.
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