Abstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland, Charles County. Volume I, Calvert Papers: 1750; Liber 13: 1753, 1754, 1755, 1756; Liber 14: 1757
Vernon L. Skinner, Jr.
The debt books list persons owning land, giving the names of the parcel(s) and the acreage of each tract that the person owned for each year rent was collected. They are arranged by county, by year, and then by the name of the person paying the rent. There are a total of 54 libers, covering all of Maryland’s counties. The extant debt books for the Western Shore counties are essentially annual, dating from 1753 to 1774. (The debt books for 1750 for five Western Shore counties–Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Charles, Prince George’s, and Frederick–are found in the Calvert Papers, located at the Maryland State Archives.) The extant debt books for the Eastern Shore counties are also essentially annual, dating from 1733 to 1775.
2013, paper, 338 pp.