Archives of Maryland Volume 402, Page 120
An act for the relief of the heirs of Lawrence O'Neal, late of Montgomery county.
Passed March 2, 1826.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
Maryland, That John Scott, Lemox Martin, William Reid, Samuel
John Hoye, of Allegany county, or a majority of them heretofore
the county court of the county aforesaid, to make partition and
the representatives of Lawrence O'Neal, late of Montgomery county,
the real estate, lying and being in Allegany county, to them descending
the said deceased, shall be and they are hereby authorised, agreeably
division of the same, into four shares, made on the eleventh day of
eighteen hundred and twenty-three, by the said Lemox Martin, William
and Samuel Thomas, to allot the same, as they might lawfully have done under the laws regulating descents, as if John O'Neal, and Henry O'Neal, children and heirs at law of the
said Lawrence O'Neal were living at the time of such partition and allotment, that is to say, one share to Elenor Jameson, of Montgomery county, one share to Mary Ann O'Neal, of the said county, one share to the heirs of John O'Neal, and one share to the heirs of Henry O'Neal
be it enacted, That after having made
such allotment the commissioners aforesaid, or a majority of them shall
their proceedings to the next county court, that shall happen
thereafter to be
ratified or rejected, as justice may dictate, and if
ratified, the partition so made shall be recorded and remain and be binding upon all the parties and upon all persons claiming under them respectively.
3. And be it enacted, That the said shares respectively shall be liable in the first place for the payment to those to whom the others shall be as aforesaid, allotted of such sums as by the return of the commissioners aforesaid shall appear necessary to equalize the value of the said shares, and that the shares which may be allotted to the heirs or representatives of Henry O'Neal and John O'Neal shall enure to them, subject to the same liabilities