Charles County Court Records,
March 1742/3 Court, Liber T#2, Page 502.
Pursuant to an order of last Aug Charles County Court,
Commission issued to Robert Yates, John Maddox, William Penn, & William Douglass, Gent, to examine such witnesses as to them should be produced in relation to a tract of land called Gibson Neck, in the possession of Jacob Andrew Minitree, as follows, viz - To Robert Yates, John Maddox, William Penn, & William Douglass, Gent.
Whereas Jacob Andrew Minitree, seized of a tract of land called Gibson Neck, lying in Charles County, did on Aug 10 in the 28th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to Charles County Court on the day afd, before Robert Hanson, Gent, and his associates, our Justices in Charles County, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd tract of land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) powerd to examine witnesses as af d.
Signed Aug 14, 1742 - Edm Porteus, Clk.
And now here, John Maddox & William Penn, two of the Commissioners af d, return to the Court here the Commission afd, with a certificate and deposition thereunto annexed, viz -
We certify that we have examined all such witnesses as were offered to us, with all other, the necessaries, pursuant to the Commission to us directed.
Signed Dec 15, 1742 - John Maddox, William Penn.
Charles County. The deposition of Joseph Douglass, age about 66, who deposes that Henry Gifford showed him a bounded white oak, and said it was his bound[ary] tree, the sd tree being now felled and much decayed where now stands at the stump of the sd tree, a bounded locust post near the house of Benjamin King's, by a small branch, and near Pickawaxon main Road, and this deponent further says that he understood the sd Gilford that the land was called Gibsons Neck.