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383-001        Lordship        }     Dorchester County ?? . Be it remembered that at County Court
383-002             v               }     of the right honourable the Lord proprietary that now is held for
383-003      Mary Grayley   }     Dorchester County at Cambridge in the said County the second Tuesday ~
383-004      in June Anno Dom| one thousand and seven hundred thirty and four by Oath of ~
383-005      twelve Jurors good and lawfull men of the County aforesaid who being sworn and ~
383-006      charged to inquire for the said Lord proprietary and the Body of the County afsd it is
383-007      presented that Mary Grayley late of Saint Mary's White Chappel Parish
383-008      in the County aforesaid spinster the fourth day of June Anno Dom| seventeen hundred ~
383-009      thirty and three at the parish afsd in the County afsd within the Jurisdiction of this ~
383-010      Court did commit fornication with a certain Person to the Jurors afsd unknown ~~~
383-011      and did permit the said unknown person then and there to have carnal Know:
383-012      ledge of her Body and to beget then and there a bastard Child on the Body of her ~
383-013      the same Mary to the high displeasure of Almighty God to the evil Example
383-014      of all others in such case offending contrary to the peace of the said Lord ~~
383-015      Proprietary his good rule and government and against the form of the Act of
383-016      Assembly in that case made and provided ~                               Francis
383-017      And now here cometh the afsd Mary in her proper person and immediately being
383-018      asked how she of the fornication afsd in the indictment afsd specified above ~
383-019      upon her imposed would be acquited the said Mary saith that she cannot ~
383-020      deny but that she is guilty of the fornication afsd in the Indictment afsd specified
383-021      in manner and form as by the same Indictment above against her it is sup:
383-022      posed and the fornication afsd in the indictment afsd specified expressly acknow:
383-023      legdgeth. And immediately by the Court afsd it is asked of the same Mary if
383-024      anything for herself she hath or to say knoweth wherefore the Court here
383-025      to Judgment and Execution of her up on her Conviction afsd by her proper
383-026      Acknowledgment of the fornication afsd in the Indictment afsd specified be
383-027      proved ought not who nothing further saith only as before she had Said ~
383-028                                                                                                      Therefore ~

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384-01      Therefor it is considered by the Court now here that th. afo. Mary
384-02      by whipped at the bublick whiping post of Corchester County afo. with Ten
384-03      Lashes on her bare backxx it is of --- -- Sheriff of xxxx
384-04      County afo. that he --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- this and
384-05      Parri-- --- Who --- the afo. May propro0000 court and her
384-06      proper person is --- ---- --- for her ----
384-07              ---- ---- --- --- --- ---- in in proper person Joseph
384-08      Eunalls of Dorchester County Court and acknowledges hiself to sw--
384-09      --- and justly enbevted to thie several offices of this court the son of one
384-10      thousand pounds of Tobacco of his goods and chattles xxxx and ons-
384-11      ------ to be 000 and the the use of xxxxxxx xxxxx xxx
384-12      of this Court to be levied upon condition that had --- not prega?nt??
384-13      xxxx unto --- ---- and ---- --- afo. --- --- ---
384-14      thou from the afo. Mary Grayless by --- ---- ---

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384-15       Lordship    } A Mary Gralyless os amd? that Joseph Pearson is ??
384-16           v         } Father and Begott of her bastard Child for which
384-17       Jo: Pearson   }     xxx Indicted. Where upon it is order that he is
384-18      Lordship Attorney ---- it and information against him for it

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Caroline County, Maryland Wills, Lib. JR#B fol. 15 & 16
Mary Bishop, of Caroline County
to son, William Bishop,...all that I now have except (for the following legacies)
son, Jesse Grayless,
grand-daughter, Margaret Grayless, all my clothes
son, Robert Bishop, my stealards and pea(???)
Signed Mary "X" Bishop
Wit: Edward Willoughby, Aaron Mobray, Jonathan "I" Wilson
On the 5th of April 1785, then came William Bishop, one of the people called Nicolites or New Quakers...

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