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New Haven Colony Laws

Ballast

It is Ordered, &c. That no Ballast shall be cast out of any Ship or other Vessel in the Channel, or other place inconvenient, in any Harbour within this Jurisdiction, under the penalty of ten pounds to be levied upon the Owners, Mariners, Seamen, or others offending, to the use of the said Plantation. The ship or vessel to be stayed till payment be made.

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The Rankin Family History Project began in 1997 with a simple 3 generation family chart.  When our grandmother found out we were researching our family tree, she loaned us her copy of Maryland Catholics on the Frontier by Timothy J. O'Rourke which helped us discover our St. Louis & Perry County roots.  We are also doing research in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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