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Land Office and Prerogative Court Records of Colonial Maryland


By: Elisabeth Hartsook and Gust Skordas, Pub. 1946, reprinted 2023, 124 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #978-1-63914-140-1.

This book will make a great resource tool for those searching for relatives in Maryland.  This bulk of this book is the history of the Land Administered by colonial Maryland to these early settlers thru discussions of Patents, Warrants, Propriety Leases, Rent Rolls, Debt Books and etc...  The author also has included a study of the colonial Prerogative Court which was in control of all Probate matters.  This too will benefit the Maryland researcher looking for those relatives within the state.