George BUCHANAN and Andrew BUCHANAN of Glasgow, Scotland, in the Kingdom of Great Britain, merchants, held mortgage for Andrew LEITCH of Dumfries in the Colony of Virginia, merchant (now deceased), for 531 pounds, 18 shillings and 8 pence Sterling money of Great Britain in 1775 (Prince George's County). Land - "Walnut Levell", 52 acres; - "Town Creek", 52 acres; - "Hard Bargain", 48 acres; - "Peru", 87 acres; all lying in Frederick County. Also, in Prince George's County - - "Millerís Beginning", 245 acres. Said lands were held by Andrew LEITCH and Francis DEAKINS as Tenants in Common. In addition, Andrew had part of tract "Conclusion", in Frederick County, conveyed to him by Daniel STEPHENSON, William DEAKINS (Sr. or Jr. - part of paper is missing), and James MILLER. Francis DEAKINS also had Andrewís part of tract "Deakinís Hall", 213 acres, lying in Prince Georgeís County; and two lotts in the Town of Carrollsburgh also in Prince GeorgeĎs County: Lots 137 and 138. Major Andrew LEITCH d/ (date is blank), leaving 2 children - James LEITCH, a minor - Sarah LEITCH, a minor (by May 1793, she was w/o John ADDISON) By Act of Assembly passed in Annapolis on 25 April 1782, property to be sold for benefit of the said children; trustees appointed for Andrew LEITCH's estate were Richard HENDERSON, William LYDEBOTHAM and George LEE of Prince Georgeís County. Sale made to Moses RAWLINGS and Joseph HUGHES in Jul 1788. In May 1793, testimony of George LEE of Charles County indicated, during the War with Britain, Andrew LEITCH entered the service for his country and was slain in itís defence. Since the War, all British property was to be confiscated and this property as well and is now vested to the State of Maryland. However, the Act of Assembly of 1782 discharged and released the indenture of mortgage.
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