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Newtown-Varia [100.5 A3-L5]., 01/01/1715-12/31/1912

 File — Box: 26.1, Folder: 2
Identifier: 39913
This series consists of materials pertaining to Newtown. [Note: In early times, there were many towns mapped on the Potomac and Patuxent in St. Mary's County. Some were built up as was Leonardtown, whereas some were begun and have since disappeared; some were on 'paper' only. Newtown was such a town 'on Mr. Bretton's land.' It was a port of entry. The field in the northeast corner of Bretton's outlet on St. Clements Bay looks as if laid out for a town. That was the location of Newtown or Neapolis in Maryland.]

Dates

  • 01/01/1715-12/31/1912

Container Summary

This folder [100.5 A3-L5] consists of varia (1715-1912) pertaining mainly to Newtown. Items include the following: Map and survey of Newtown Farms (1912); Extracts of George Fenwick's account book of surveys (1791); Two letters (1904) from George B. Dent; Receipt (1892) for stone brought from Georgetown to Bretton's Bay; Newtown account financial papers (1818-1846); Summary of titles of William Bretton; List of Newtown deeds; List of papers concerning Truth and Trust and St. Thomas'; List of Negro children baptised (1806-35); List of livestock at Newtown (1831); Letter (June 4, 1842) of Robert Woodley, S.J., to John McElroy, S.J.; Lease [Articles of Agreement (1842)] between Fr. Woodley and Mary Alvey; Articles of Agreement (1842) between Robert Woodley and Clement Mattingly; Draft of relinquishment of all title by wife of John Jenkins; [OVERSIZE Box 4: (100.5 L.5)-Map and survey of Farthing Chance (1715)]; Patent pertaining to Truth and Trust (1720) of Charles Calvert, Lord Baltimore.

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Extent

From the Collection: 131 Linear Feet (224 boxes)

Shelf Location

VAULT

Container Summary

This folder [100.5 A3-L5] consists of varia (1715-1912) pertaining mainly to Newtown. Items include the following: Map and survey of Newtown Farms (1912); Extracts of George Fenwick's account book of surveys (1791); Two letters (1904) from George B. Dent; Receipt (1892) for stone brought from Georgetown to Bretton's Bay; Newtown account financial papers (1818-1846); Summary of titles of William Bretton; List of Newtown deeds; List of papers concerning Truth and Trust and St. Thomas'; List of Negro children baptised (1806-35); List of livestock at Newtown (1831); Letter (June 4, 1842) of Robert Woodley, S.J., to John McElroy, S.J.; Lease [Articles of Agreement (1842)] between Fr. Woodley and Mary Alvey; Articles of Agreement (1842) between Robert Woodley and Clement Mattingly; Draft of relinquishment of all title by wife of John Jenkins; [OVERSIZE Box 4: (100.5 L.5)-Map and survey of Farthing Chance (1715)]; Patent pertaining to Truth and Trust (1720) of Charles Calvert, Lord Baltimore.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

NEWTOWN FARMS-MAP AND SURVEY-(1912): Map

NEWTOWN-VARIA-(1715-1912) [100.5 A3-L5]: Manuscript

DENT, GEORGE B.-CORRESP.-(1904): Manuscript

NEWTOWN-ACCOUNT FINANCIAL PAPERS-(1818-46): Manuscript

ALVEY, MARY-ARTICLE OF AGREEMENT W/ ROBERT WOODLEY (SJ): Manuscript

BRETTON'S BAY: Manuscript

MATTINGLY, CLEMENT-AGREEMENT W/ ROBERT WOODLEY (SJ): Manuscript

NEWTOWN-LIST OF DEEDS: Manuscript

JENKINS, [MRS] JOHN-DRAFT-RELINQUISHMENT OF TITLE: Manuscript

ST. THOMAS MANOR: Manuscript

FARTHING CHANCE-MAP AND SURVEY-(1715): Map

NEWTOWN-LIST OF LIVESTOCK-(1831): Manuscript

TRUTH AND TRUST-PATENT-(1720): Manuscript

MCELROY, (SJ) JOHN: Manuscript

CALVERT, CHARLES [LORD BALT.]-PATENT-(1720): Manuscript

BRETTON, WILLIAM-SUMMARY OF TITLES: Manuscript

NEGROES [SLAVES]-LIST OF CHILDREN BAPTISED-(1806-35): Manuscript

WOODLEY, (SJ) ROBERT-CORRESP.-(1842): Manuscript

WOODLEY, (SJ) ROBERT-ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT-(1842): Manuscript

TRUTH AND TRUST: Manuscript

LORD BALTIMORE [CH. CALVERT]-PATENT-(1720): Manuscript

JENKINS, WILLIAM-PATENT-TRUTH AND TRUST: Manuscript

FARTHING, WILLIAM M.: Manuscript

COURTNEY, THOMAS-PATENT: Manuscript

WATTS, THOMAS: Manuscript

FENWICK, GEORGE-EXTRACTS-ACCOUNT BK OF SURVEYS-(1791): Manuscript

SLAVES-LIST OF CHILDREN BAPTISED-(1806-35): Manuscript

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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