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Peter Carrico’s Maidstone – 312 Acres

Peter Carrico is my 5th great-grandfather, supposedly born in Normandy, France, came to Maryland, married first Ann Gates, secondly Margaret Gates, a cousin of his first wife.  They lived in Bryantown Hundred, Charles County.  Maidstone was the name given to his 312 acres land.

Thanks for John Sullivan for his information that the Maryland State Archives are online and available for anyone willing to search!  Check out their website!

Maryland, March 4, 1734

By virtue of a special warrant out of his Lordship’s Land office bearing date the tenth day of September last, granted unto Peter Carrico of Charles County to survey a tract or parcel of land lying in Charles County aforesaid, originally on the seventeenth day of June 1675 granted unto a certain John Hunt for the quantity of one hundred acres and resurveyed again on the ninth of November 1721 for a certain Ann Gates for the quantity of two hundred and fifteen acres with liberties to include its surplusage and add what vacant land might be found contiguous thereto.  These are therefore to certify that I have resurveyed and laid out for and the name of him, the said Peter Carrico, the aforesaid tract of land according to its ancient note and bounds, including eighty nine acres of surplusage bounded as follows.  Beginning at a bounded white oak sapling standing at the edge of an old field at the place where the original first boundaries of the said tract stood, running thence north . . . to the first beginning, containing one hundred and eighty-nine acres and have added thereto one hundred and twenty-three acres of vacancy and reduced all into one entire tract called Maidstone, bounded as follows . . . tract of land called Canterbury . . . thence with a straight line to the first beginning, containing and now resurveyed and laid out for three hundred and twelve acres to be hold of Calvert Manor.                                           William Hanson, Dep. Just.

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  1. I’m having some trouble in ordering the DVDs. I am finding so many relatives of my departed husband, that I’d love to order a set for my daughters. Do you have any copies of the photos, such as Benedict Carrico? I’d love to add them to what I’m working on at I left a request for you to befriend me on FB, but if you prefer to keep your page more private, I would be cancel the request. Blessings, Linda

  2. Looks like we’re related! I’m from the Carrico line that immigrated from Kentucky to Texas around 1830, but we still don’t know who my g-g-g-g grandfather Matthew Gillaspy Carrico’s biological father is. Obviously 1 of the three brothers who left Maryland for Kentucky. Cool document, I saved it to add to my collection.

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