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Pre-nuptial agreement, Mary Chew and John Hepburn, 1739

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Summary:Three-party "pre-nuptial" agreement between Mary Chew and Philip Thomas of Anne Arundel County and John Hepburn of Prince George's County. Dated February 8, 1739, this document lists 30 slaves and other chattel of Mary Chew and talks of their disposition upon her pending marriage to John Hepburn. Agreement was signed in the presence of Benjamin Johns, John Hewings, Margaret Thomas, and William Thomas.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Prince George's County
Anne Arundel County
Temporal subject: 1731-1740
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Prince George's County
Anne Arundel County
Topical subjects:Hepburn family -- Archives
Slaveholders -- Maryland -- Prince George's County -- Archives
Hepburn, John, ca. 1714-ca. 1780
Hepburn, Mary Chew, ca. 1714-ca. 1770
Thomas, Philip, 1694-1762
ArchivesUM location:Hepburn Family Papers
  • series 1
  • box 1
  • folder 1
  • accession 88-143
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Government, Law, Politics
Personal and Family Lives
War, Military
Women's Studies
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:Digital Collections
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