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Maiden's Choice Land Grant

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1674 Mayden's Choice

Thomas Cole patented a tract he called Maydens Choice for 450 acs. in 1674 [1] and a tract called Saint Mary Borne for 200 acs. in 1675 [2].

1679 Maiden Choice

In a Deed, December 8, 1679, Charles Gorsuch of Talbot County and his wife Sarah convey to his brother in law David Jones the three Baltimore County tracts, Cole’s Harbour, 550 acres, upon which Baltimore Town was later laid out; Maiden’s Choice, 450 acres, at the head of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco, and Marybourne, on Jones Falls in what is now North Baltimore, 200 acres, the deed reading, his wife Sarah “being heiress to said land, as ye last will and testament of Thomas Cole will make appear. “And again, in a confirmatiory deed to these same tracs executed by Sarah, with Charles Gorscuh, alone, August 1, 1682, she is described as “the only and sole heir of Thomas Cole, late of Patapsco River, Baltimore County, deceased. The Annapolis patent records show that Thomas Cole in 1649 transported himself and wife Priscilla into the Province and settled in Anne Arundel County on the Severn, but later patented Maiden’s Choice and Cole’s Harbour in Baltimore County.” [3]

1687 Maiden Choice

John Gorsuch, carpenter, the oldest son of Charles Gorsuch and his wife Sarah Cole, apparently born between 1678 and 1679, jointly with his brother Thomas Gorsuch, planter, received the tract Maiden’s Choice, 450 acres, under the will of David Jones 1687. Jones was the second husband of their aunt Anna Gorsuch. They sold it in 1708-9. [3]


  1. MD Patent Records 17/537
  2. MD Patent Records 17/83
  3. 3.0 3.1 J. H. P, Baltimore, MD. The Gorsuch and Lovelace Families. Pages 207-222 and 325-332. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Published Quarterly by the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia. Volume XXVI for the year ending December 31, 1918. Richmond, Virginia: House of the Society. https://books.google.com/books?id=Tgc1AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA326&lpg=PA326&dq=land+OR+grant+OR+patent+OR+tract+%22Maiden%27s+Choice%22&source=bl&ots=dg_R9c78SM&sig=UFBwAVXNSgZWD28DsdbBGLgQYgw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZtvLo2aHRAhXE7iYKHXF5CisQ6AEIODAH#v=onepage&q=land%20OR%20grant%20OR%20patent%20OR%20tract%20%22Maiden's%20Choice%22&f=false.. Accessed January 1, 2017

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