In Middlesex County Court November 1825
William Woodford, David } Woodford, Corbin Lane } an infant by William } Woodford his next friend } and } Daphney West } Complainants } against } In Chancery John Chen [Chinn?], admr. } with the Will annexed of } Major James Ross decd. } Deft }
This cause came on by Consent of parties to be heard this day upon the bill, answer & exhibits & was argued by counsel on consideration whereof. It is decreed & ordered that Robert Blakey, George Healy, Henry Muse, Richard A. Christian and Manus Rowan or any three of them who are hereby appointed Commissioners for the purpose. do lay off & assign to the Complainant Daphney West forty acres of land on that part of Cedar Parke estate in the bill mentioned commonly called Dudleys, so as to include the spring, & that they divide the residue of the said estate equally amongst the other Complainants, allotting to the Complainant William Woodford that part next to Steptoes line & woodland sufficient therefor on the opposite side of the road and including the dwelling house and One half of the Orchard on the back of the garden, and to David Woodford that part on which the black Smiths shop stands with the other half of the Orchard back of the garden, agreeably to the Will of the said testator. And It is further decreed and Ordered that the said Commissioners employ some sworn surveyor to survey the said land, & allott to the Complainants by certain metes and bounds their respective shares thereof & make report to the Court in Order to a final decree A Copy Teste Geo: Healy C.M.C.