Early Landowners of Maryland, Volume 5: St. Mary's County, 1633-1710 - Robert W. and Sandra Hall. The Halls' work includes abstracts of the earliest land records (the patents) grouping the information by owners and by hundreds. 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. In nearly all cases he identifies neighbors and their tracts and, using data gleaned from other records such as Probate, Judicial Proceedings, church and marriage records, he has identified and included many grants not included in the Rent rolls.
2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 364 pp.