Early Landowners of Maryland, Volume 7: Baltimore County, 1658-1710


Abstracts of the earliest land records (the patents), grouping the information by owners. The level of detail included clearly separates this work from rent roll abstracts and land records. Patentees and others named in the patent document are identified and the relationship or involvement is defined. This includes relatives, former tract owners, persons transported and or completing service, surveyors, public officials, and occasionally employers. They identify neighbors and their tracts and, using data gleaned from other records such as Probate, Judicial Proceedings, church and marriage records, they have identified and included many grants not included in the Rent Rolls. This work covers present-day Harford County which was then a part of Baltimore County and a portion of present-day Anne Arundel County. Numerous headrights are revealed not mentioned by Skordas or Gibb in The Early Settlers of Maryland and its supplement.

Robert W. and Sandy Hall

2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 293 pp.