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Re: Pendarvis Surname
Posted by: Bernice Robinson Date: April 03, 2001 at 02:50:49
In Reply to: Re: Pendarvis Surname by Randy Floyd of 638

Thank you for posting the list of those on the "First Fleet". I recognized a few names from my own research. A couple in particular that is mentioned in connection with our Joseph Pendarvis: William Kennis and Henry Symonds whose land abutted that of Joseph, Henry's on the south, and William's on the north.
One human interest story involved Joseph and Wm. Kennis. They were involved in a court case over their property as follows: Upon hearing of the complaint this day made by William Kennis against Joseph Pendarvis being also there present, the said Pendarvis then and there promised before the Grand Councill that he the said Pendarvis would cause to be fallen and cleared, so much of the said William Kennis his land, as the said William Kennis had caused to be fallen and cleared upon the said Pendarvis his land, and that the said Pendarvis would cause as good a house to be built upon the said Kennis his land aforesaid, as the said Kennis had built upon the said land of the said Pendarvis, all which to be finished before the latter end of January next ensuing .... (RECORDS OF THE COURT OF CHANCERY,Edited by Anne King Gregorie, S.C. 1671-1779, American Legal Records, Vol. 6) It appears one or the other, or both, wasn't too clear as to where the Property line between them was, and did work on the other's property.

Thanks again for the post. I always enjoy your posts.

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