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Re: Hope Patent issues!!!!
Posted by: Jon Stallard (ID *****0823) Date: November 25, 2010 at 18:21:36
In Reply to: Re: Hope Patent issues!!!! by Jerrilynn Eby of 531

Gotcha; I was confused by the Waller lands, but clearly I had not yet read deeper in your book and seen that there were TWO Waller tracts. The Concord tract was above the Hope land, but the George Waller and William Masters land as below it, which confused me. The 800 acre Waller/Masters tract wound-up in possession of Capt. Chandler Fowke by the mid 18th century.

I also just found the plat for Marquis Calames' 1741 NN Land Grant which was immedietly below the old Hope tract, and shows exactly where it was in relation to the mouth of Hope Creek and the Waller/Masters tract as well. Helluva useful find.

And yeah, since that eastern border clearly follows the Aquia, I now believe that rectangle's long-sides orient SW, not SSW as mentioned in the original grants. Frustrating, but not unusual. Such orientation is also necessary in order for the lower boundary to run along the mouth of Hope Creek, and the upper boundary to meet with Jackson Branch.


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