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Notes for Margaret STITH


From researcher Monica Hague:

"Found Lots of StiTHS in the St. Olaves/St. Saviour Parish Recs. Found Rec. in VA Archives that Edward Blaney married Margaret STITH so this matches."

Apparently at some point after her marriage to Blaney she returned to England for a visit, only to find her land being claimed by another. The following is found in records of the Virginia Company of London of 6/15/1625:

"we finde y you haue bynn exceedinglie misinformed by Mrs Blany, the land wch she claymeth beinge excluded by a pviso in the Pattent, and ye goodes most of them beinge dwe to ye saide Capt mathews, by Capt Powell, And longe before her retourne the accoumpts cleered between him and mrs Blanye. A Copie of the Pattent and the case as it appered to us, Together wth the severall depositions, and the order thervppon concerninge the same, we heerwth send you. Yt appeers yt Capt mathews was seated vppon the saide Lande neere twelve moneths before he was questioned at all by them, and no Complaint brought before us, till mrs Blaynies retourned out of England, By wch means Capt mathews hath pceeded in great Charge in Buildinge and cleeringe, Wch however the case may proue, ought in Conveyence & equitie to bee satisfied, And exceed the value of the lande."
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