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To the honble Alexr Spotswood his Majties Lt. Governor and Comander in cheife of the Colony of Virginia The humble peticons [petitions] of Robert Hubbard and also of ffrancis Morland & [Ann] his wife daughter to the said Hubbard There [illegible] your Honr. That by Inquisition taken the 12th of September 1717 in James Citty county and upon the peticon [of the said?] Hubbard there was found to escheat from one Edward Ridley fifty acres of land in the county for which land the said ffrancis and Ann did peticon yr Honr to be granted to the said Ann as conceiving she had the most equitable Right to the same if it were really [escheated?] [which?] by the said peticon the said ffrancis and Ann [doe pray?] And by another Inquisicon taken the same day there was found to escheat from one Mihil Goen thirty or forty acres of land in the same county for which the said ffrancis and Ann did peticon Yr Honr as abovesaid. And at the peticon of the said Hubbard Yor Honr did grant yor Warrt [warrant] dated [page torn]8th day of August 1717 to Inquire what lands &c Wm B[edford] late of Merchts hundred dyed seised of [ye?] which lands also yor peticoners ffrancis & Ann conceive the said Ann hath good Right and the last menconed warrt hath not been yet escheated. Yor petitioners being all desirous to have an End of all differences between them who are [so nearly?] related do humbly inform Your Honr that they all desire you will be pleased to grant a patent to the sd Hubbard & his heirs for the land found to escheat from Goen and to the said ffrancis and Ann and [heirs?] [page torn] for the land found to escheat from Ridley and if hereafter any land shall be found to escheat [page torn] Bedford that the same may be likewise granted to the said ffrancis and Ann and their [page torn] peticoner Hubbard [proclaiming?] any Right [illegible] Land or Equity for any land [already?][page torn] Escheat or hereafter to be found to escheat from either the said Bedford or Ridley And yor peticoners as in Duty bound, shall pray &ca Robt Hubbard ffrancis Moreland M his mark Ann Moreland A hur mark