Posted By:Cathy Downes
Subject:Re: Kent Island maps
Post Date:March 06, 2010 at 18:26:58
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From First Kent 1648-1694, Irma S. Harper, p. 7
20. Thomas Broadnox of Isle of Kent, planter has sold to Henry Clay of same, planter, parcel of land formerly granted by patent to Thomas Stant 17 May 1641 and assigned to Devorix Godwin and now assigned to Broadnox. Mentions Stant's Creek - Butler's Marsh - Coxe's Bay - containing 100 acres. 16 May 1653.

p. 9 same book says:
40. 12 July 1658 John Erickson enters caveat for 100 acres of land beginning on south side of Stant's Creek... in Windy(?) Neck ... along side of Coxes Creek.

The Earecksons owned land on Batts Neck, which is on the south side of the present day Warehouse Creek which must have been Stant's Creek in 1658. I recall going up Coxes Creek and on the left past Warehouse creek but before Thompson Creek there was a marshy area... at least, that is what I recall from about 20 years ago.

Butler's Creek is probably named after Capt. Butler who willed it to Thomas Butler:

same book p. 17
74. Roger Baster aged 50 years of thereabouts sworn in Court saith that there came upon the Island one Francis Popey/Posey and quartered at your deponents house - when asked whether he intended to dwell upon the island - answered no he had come upon the Island to receive from John Abett 700 lbs. tobacco and 7 barrels of corn for use of the then Secretary. When asked what Abett owed same for, he told me it was for Capt. Butler's plantation which Abett had bought. Popey/Posey was further asked why the secretary sold the plantation when it had been willed to Thomas Butler, he replied it was confiscated because Butler would have no patent under his Lordship. B/83

The map of Kent Island from the 1877 Atlas really doesn't shed any light on the names you are seeking, so don't waste your money.

Possibly Butler's patent can locate your creeks for you. I'm wondering if Stant's Creek was Butler's Creek. These names changed as ownership changed. Good luck. Cathy