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L 1. Henkt Strbtcher waa bom 1687, according to a 
deposition by him November 20, 1704, recorded in the Court 
Docket of Sussex County, in possession of the Pennsylvania 
Historical Society. In this deposition he deposes that << he 
is about 67 years old," also that he purchaaed a certain piece 
of land "27 years ago." The first reference to Henry 
Stretcher is a patent recorded at Georgetown, Sussex County, 
Delaware, aa follows : 

"Edmond Andross Esq., Seianeur of Sausmarez, Lieu- 
tenant & Govemour Generall under his Soyall Highness 
James, Duke of York and Albany, & of all his teritories 
in America, to all to whom these Presents shall come sendeth 
Greeting : 

Whereaa, there is a certain tract of land called Martin's 
Vinyeard lying at the Whorekill on the west side of Dela- 
ware Bay, the metts by vertue of a warrant hath been laid 
out for Henry Stritchor (Stretcher) ; Beginning at a certain 
small creek lyeing by a place called Elckout, beginning at 
the point by the Whorekills running and bounding upon the 
said kill south east in breadth One hundred and fifty perches 
to a bounded white oak standing upon the point of a marsh, 
and fi*om thence up the said marsh south west six hundred 
& forty perches to another bounded white oak standing by 
the said marsh and fi*om thence north west bounding upon 
the woods to a bounded hickory or walnut tree standing 
by the aforesaid creek one hundred and fifty perches then 
the said creek to the point in the Whorekill north east six 
hundred and forty perches, containing and laid out for six 

hundred acres, as by the return of the survey brought in by 

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6 STRETCHER 

Captain Edmond Cantwell, the surveyor, doth & may appear. 
Now for a confirmation unto him the said Henry Stritchor in 
his possession and enjoyment of the premises ; Eiiow ye that 
by virtue of the commission and authority unto me given 
by his Royal Highness I have Ratified Confirmed & Granted 
and by these Presents do ratify confirm and grant unto the 
said Henry Stritchor, his heirs and Assigns the aforesaid 
parcel of land and premises. With all and singular the 
appurtenances to have and to hold the said parcel of land 
and premises unto the said Henry Stritchor his heirs and 
assigns unto the proper use and behoof of the said Henry 
Stritchor his heirs and assigns forever. He continueing in 
obediance and conforming himself according to the laws of 
the Government And yielding and paying therefore yearly 
and evry year as a quitt rent unto his Royal Highness six 
bushels of good wintor wheat unto such person or persons 
there in authority as shall be empowered to receive the 
same. 

Given under my hand and sealed with the seal of the 
Province in New York, the Twenty fifth day of March in 
the Twenty eighth year of his Majesty's reign. Anno Domini, 
One Thousand Six hundred and Seventy Six. 

E. Akdboss. 

(Recorded by order of the Governor the day and year 
above written.) 

Examined by me, 

Matthias Nicholls, Sec." 

" Know all men by these presents that we Henry Stretcher 
and Sarah Stretcher for a valuable consideration already 
received do by these presents alienate assign and make over 
all our right title and interest of this within mentioned 
patent from us our heir's executors administrators and 
assigns unto Capt John Avery (see " Captain John Avery, 
President Judge at the Whorekill in Delaware Bay, and 



STBETCHER 7 

his DeecendantB, by Edwin Jaquett Sellers, Philadelphia, 
1898''), his heirs executors administrators and assigns for- 
ever. 

In witness hereof, have hereunto set our hands this 11th. 
day of Feb. a.d. 1678. 

Signed sealed and de.| ^^^^ Strbtchbr. [sbal] 

livered in the presence > ^^^^^ Strbtchbr. [sbal] 

of us ) *• -* 

Acknowledged in open Court Feb. 11"* 1678. 

Test Com. Vbrhoof, Clk. WhoreMlls. 

Recorded the 2"* of May, 1715. John Hbpburn, Master 
of the Rolls for County of Sussex." 

The "York Records" at Dover, Delaware, 1669-1679, 
folio 285, record the patent from Andros to Stretcher of 400 
acres, called « Plam Dealmg," situated in « CembaH's Neck 
joining Mill Creek." The date of the patent does not ap- 
pear ; it is probably the same as that referred to by Scharf 
in his "History of Delaware," page 1202, where he states 
that Henry Stretcher received 400 acres at the Whorekill 
m 1678. 

The Court Docket of Sussex County, in possession of the 
Pennsylvania Historical Society, records a grant by the 
Court of 800 acres to Henry Stretcher, March 14, 1681, the 
warrant for which issued the 18th of said month. 

The same docket records Henry Stretcher as a witness 
Nov. 14, 1682, to the official oaths of the Justices appointed 
by Penn for Sussex County. The same docket records : 

« At a Court held 18 day, 12 mo., 1688— 

The 10^ day of the first month the ffireemen of this 
County being assembled together did chuse for their dele- 
gates or representatives to the Provincial Council — 
John Roadbs Samubl Grat \ 

Hbnry Bowman William Embtt y^^ ^^ 

Hbrculbs Shbpard Hbnry Strbtchbr j -^^^^^v- 

" Pennsylvania Archives,'* Second Series, Volume XIX, 
page 667, contains a << List of Officers of the Colonies on 



8 STRETCHER 

the Delaware and the Province of Pennsylvania, 1614- 
1776." Henry Stretcher is mentioned aa a Member of the 
Assembly from Sussex County, 1684-1687. For similar 
references, see " Colonial Records," Vol. I, page 168 ; " Duke 
of York's Laws," pages 496, 607, 509 ; " The Proceedings 
and Votes of the Assembly," published by Franklin and 
Hall, 1762. 

The Court Docket of Sussex County mentions him as a 
juror in 1687, and as a grand juror May 8, 1687. 

Scharfs "History of Delaware," page 1206: "Henry 
Stretcher contributes 20 logs for building the Court House 
and Prison for Sussex County, October 8, 1687." 

" After all this delay of more than six years the project 
was still not executed, as the record of March 10, 1688, 
bears testimony that Court was then ^ being at the house of 
Henry Stretcher, commonly called the Court House.' " 

April, 1688, John Willington and Sarah Stretcher ac- 
knowledge the sale of " Stretcher's Island." It does not 
appear why Sarah instead of Henry Stretcher makes the 
acknowledgment. 

The following conveyances are recorded at Georgetown, 
Delaware : 

Liber A, folio 106 : Henry Stretcher to Avery, 1679. 

Liber A, folio 28 : Henry Stretcher to Fisher, 1686. 

Liber A, folio 48 : Henry Stretcher to Fisher, 1686. 

Liber A, folio 69 : Henry Stretcher to Wynne, 1688. 

Liber A, folio 71 : Henry Stretcher to Jones, 1688. 

Liber A, folio 121 : Henry Stretcher to "Wynne, 1688. 

Liber A, folio 118 : Henry Stretcher to Rodney, 1690. 

Liber A, folio 128 : Henry Stretcher to Rodney, 1690. 

Liber A, folio 164 : Henry Stretcher to Jacobs, 1693. 

Liber A, folio 178 : Henry Stretcher to Stanfield, 1696. 

Liber A, folio 186 : Henry Stretcher to Stanfield, 1696. 

Liber A, folio 161 : Henry Stretcher to Edward Stretcher, 
1697. 

Col. Rec, Vol. I, page 579 : 



STRETCHER 9 

At a meeting of the Council, April 12, 1700, Henry 
Stretcher was reported to have visited Capt Badd's sloop 
off Cape Henlopen, and to have made some purchases. 

October 30, 1702, Henry Stretcher conveyed to Samuel 
Rowland 850 acres, within 2 miles of Lewes, known as the 
" Plat Lands." (Court Docket of Sussex Co.) 

Court Docket of Sussex Counly : 

At a Court held Aug. 8, 1708, " Henry Stretcher appeared 
in open Court and acknowledged according to law unto hie 
son Edward Stretcher his Dwelling house and Comer front 
lot in the Town of Lewis in the said County of Sussex 
Containing 60 foot front for the breadth and two hun- 
dred foot back for length by deed of sale then and there 
delivered bearing date the 12"* day of June Ano Dom* 
1708." 

Scharf, page 1258, states that << Stretcher's Hall," a tract 
of 500 acres, was originally granted to Henry Stretcher and 
sold by him to James Standfield and James Thomas. It 
was later known as the <^ Jersey Tract." It was situated on 
the South side of Cypres Branch of Prime Hook Creek, 
Broad Elln Hundred. 

The exact date of Henry Stretcher's death is unknown, 
although approximation suggests circa 1704. 

Sars^, wife of Henry Stretcher, is mentioned in the will 

of John Roads, and in that of Henry Vines, Liber A, folio 

9, dated Jan. 17, 168^, probated 8"* day, 10 mo., 1689, there 

is a bequest to "Edward Stretcher, the son of Henry 

Stretcher, the first colt that my old mare doth bring with 

all its future increase, but if the said Edward Stretcher 

should die before he is possessed with the said colt then the 

said colt and increase to be returned unto Sarah Stretcher 

and her heirs forever." Vines was Sheriff and a Member 

of the Assembly. As Henry Stretcher left no will it has 

not been ascertained whether his wife survived him. They 

appear to have had but one child : 

2. Edward. 

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n. 2. Edwabd Strbtcheb, son of Henry (1) and Sarah 
Stretcher, was bom, probably, at Lewes, Sussex County, 
Delaware. The date of his birth can only be conjectured. 
The Court Docket of Sussex County, in possession of the 
Pa. His. Soc., records that at a Court held 1-4 March, 169|, 
Edward Stretcher obtained a grant of a lot at Lewes, 
formerly the Market Place. 

At a Court held Feb. 7, 170|, Edward Stretcher was ap- 
pointed Constable for the Town of Lewes. Dec. 16, 1708, 
a writ is referred to as addressed to << Constable Sheriff 
Edward Stretcher.*' (See Old Docket) 

In 1704, Thomas Fenwick, £&ther-in-law of Edward 
Stretcher, conveyed a lot to him. (Liber H, fol. 809.) 

He appears as a juror 1705, Feb. 4, 1706, 1707, and Feb. 
7, 1709. 

Nov. 1, 1709, he was appointed << Constable for Indian 
Biver District'* (Court Docket) 

Nov. 8, 1709, John Hepburn and Edward Stretcher ap- 
peared in Court as Administrators of Thomas Fenwick, 
deceased. In the will of Fenwick, John Hepburn and 
Samuel Davis were appointed executors, but from the 
foregoing reference it would seem that Davis did not 
act and that Stretcher was substituted in right of his wife 
Margaret, daughter of Thomas Fenwick. (See Fenwick 
Family.) 

Deeds. Gteorgetown. Liber D, No. 4, folio 211 : Con- 
veyance by Edward and Margaret Stretcher and Robert 
and Anne Clifton, in right of the said Margaret and 
Anne as heirs and daughters of Thomas Fenwick, de- 
ceased. 

Edward and Margaret Stretcher seem to have had but one 
child: 

8. Fenwick. 

in. 8. Fbnwick Stbetoher, son of Edward Stretcher 
and Margaret Fenwick, was bom at Lewes, apparently, and 



STRETCHER 11 

resided there until his death. He married Esther KoUock, 
daughter of Simon KoUock and Comfort Shephard, of 
Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware. (See " Gtenealogy of the 
KoUock Family of Sussex County, Delaware, 1657-1897, 
by Edwin Jaquett Sellers, Philadelphia, 1897.") His will, 
recorded at Georgetown, dated April 4, 1750, probated 
May 6, 1750, is as follows : 

" In The Name of God Amen I, Fenwick Stretcher, of 
Lewis Town in the County of Sussex on Delaware being 
weak in body but of sound memory blessed be Gt>d, do this 
fourth day of April in the year of Oar Lord One thousand 
Seven hundred and fifty make and publish this my last Will 
and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say ; 
First I order all my just debts and funeral charges to be 
paid. Also I order my whole estate both real and personal 
(except my Negro man Caesar) to be sold by my Executors 
hereafter named. Also my will is that the money arising 
from the sale of my estate and all debts due to me that shall 
be hereafter received be put out on interest for the use of 
my three children, to wit ; Mary Edward & Fenwick Shep- 
hard Stretcher to be equally divided between my said three 
children, each to have their share as they arrive to age, and 
in case either of my said children should die under age 
then his or her part to be equally divided between the sur- 
vivors. Also I order that my negro Caesar be kept for the 
use of my children and each to have an equal part in him, 
and whereas my son Edward in right of his Des'd mother 
may claim Two Shares in a Tract or parcel of Land and 
Marsh Scituate on pothooks Creek my will is in case he do 
it, that as much as one equal part of said land and marsh 
amounts to, be deducted out of his share of the other part 
of my estate and given to my two other children, and I 
make and ordain David Hall and Shephard KoUock joint 
Executors of this my will for the purposes herein con- 
tained. 

In witness whereof I, the said Fenwick Stretcher have to 



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12 STRETCHER 

this my last Will and testament, set my hand and seal the 
day and year above written. 
Signed, sealed and delivered ' 
by the said Fenwiek Stretcher 
as and for his last Will and 
Testament in the presence of 
US who were present at the 
signing and sealing thereof. 
Comfort Holland. 
RoBBBT Gill. 
Dbvd* Woodbbidob." 
Fenwiek Stretcher and Esther his wife had issue : 
4. Mary. 
5* Edward. 
6. Fenwiek Shephard. 

IV. 5. Edwabd Stbbtcheb, son of Fenwiek Stretcher (8) 
and Esther Kollock, was bom at Lewes, Sussex Co., Del., 
1788 (Epitaph); married at St Peter's Prot Epis. Ch., 
Phila., Apr. 18, 1768, by the Rev. Mr. Sturgeon, to Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Thomas Davis and his wife Sarah Draper 
(see Davis and Draper Families); the marriage license was 
dated the same day (Pa. Ar., 2^ Ser. Vol. H, page 77.) 
She was bom 1743 (Epitaph). 

Conveyances recorded at Philadelphia : 

Liber R L. L., folio 248 : Sep. 1, 1768. John Fullerton, 
of Phila., to Edward Stretcher, of the Dist of Southwark, 
Phila. 

Liber D, 81, folio 298 : April 9, 1770. Pancoast Est to 
same. 

Liber D, 81, folio 294 : Oct 5, 1778. Reuben Haines et 
al. to same. 

Re^ster of Wills' Office, Phila., Admn. Book H, p. 177, 
No. 146 of 1794: Letters of Administration, C. T. A., were 
granted to Thomas and Fenwiek Stretcher May 24, 1794, 
on the estate of Edward Stretcher, deceased. His will is 



STRETCHER 18 

unrecorded but is on file. It is dated Jan. 20, 1789, 
and gives Philadelphia bb the residence of decedent His 
wife's name therein is Elizabeth, and he refers to his 
children, Thomas, Fenwick, Mary, and Esther married to 
one Evans. 

To Thomas he bequeaths " lot of ground in Lewis Town, 
in the State of Delaware, adjoining David Hall's lot and 
extending back to Samuel Paynter's lot as left to me by my 
Mother Esther Stretcher who held it under the will of her 
Father Simon Kollock." 

The following is the epitaph of Edward Stretcher and his 

wife Elizabeth ; also two of their grandchildren, hereafter 

referred to:* 

Lot L. 

<<Hbre are deposited 

The Remains of 

Edward Stretcher, 

Who departed this Life, 

April 10th, 1794, 

AoED 56 Years. 

Also his Wife 

Elizabeth, 

Who died May 12th, 1794, 

aoed 51 tears. 

Also, 

Caroline and W" W., 

Children 

Of Finnix and Eliza Stretcher, 

And Grandchildren of the 

Aforesaid Edw'd and Elizabeth. 

Caroline died Jult 24th, 1798, 

AoED 18 Months. 

W« W. Auo. 19th, 1800, 

AoED 10 Mo. AND 8 Days." 

*<< Inscriptions in St Peter's Church Yard," by Charles] K Hilde- 
bom. P. 860. 



14 STRETCHER 

Edward Stretcher and Elizabeth his wife had issue : 

7. Sarah, bur. July 10, 1764. (St Peter's Records.) 

8. Esther, b. Aug. 1, 1766 ; bap. Nov. 6, 1765 ; m. 

May 19, 1785, Rees Evans. (St Peter's Rec.) 

9. Thomas. 

10. Fen wick (usually called Finnix). 

11. Mary, m. Dec. 8, 1796, Shephard KoUock. (See 

« Kollock Family*' and Christ Ch. Rec, Phila.) 

12. Edward, b. May 10, 1774 ; bap. June 21, 1774. 

(St Peter's Rec.) 

y. 9. Thomas Stbbtchsb, son of Edward Stretcher (5) 
and Elizabeth Davis, m. Ann Jane, dau. of John Warner 
and Lydia Woodrow; she was b. Mar. 15, 1782; she m. 
secondly, Ebenezer Oonnard. Thomas Stretcher d. 1819. 
The administration of his estate is recorded at Phila., in 
Liber M, fol. 175. He is slyled of Mooretown, Montgomery 
Co., Pa. Letters were granted Sep. 8, 1819, to Ann 
Stretcher, who in the account filed is mentioned as Ann J. 
Oonnard, wife of Ebenezer Connard. There is a credit for 
expenses at St Peter's from which it is inferred that the 
burial service was held there; there is no record, however, 
of his burial there. 

Conveyances recorded at Philadelphia : 

Liber E.F. 18, folio 252. Dec. 5, 1804. Thomas Stretcher, 
of Philadelphia, to Richard Wain, of Burlington, N. J. Prem- 
ises on Walnut Street East of iN'inth, purchased of Samuel 
Williams in 1802. 

Liber E. P. 18, folio 456. Dec. 1,1806. Thomas Stretcher 
and Ann his wife to Samuel Claphamson. Premises on Chest- 
nut Street east of Tenth, purchased of William Samson 1805. 

Same Liber, folio 276. Jan. 11, 1809. The same to Ann 
Williams. Premises on Union Street between Third and 
Fourth Street, purchased of Shephard KoUock 1790. 

Liber G. W. R. 10, folio 284. June 1, 1818. The same 
to Finnix Stretcher. Premises purchased of Edward Burd. 



STRETCHER 16 

Liber D. 62, folio 192. Nov. 8, 1796. Shephard KoUock, 
of Phila., to Thomas Stretcher. Premises on Union Street 
between S'' & 4^, purchased of the Pancoast Estate in 1779 
by Edward Stretcher, father of Thomas, Tinnix and Mary 
Stretcher, and which the said Edward devised by will dated 
Jan. 20, 1789, to his said children, describing Tinnix as 
*< aUas Fenwick,'' subject to a legacy to his daughter Esther 
Evans, and which the said children conveyed to the said 
Shephard Kollock. 

Liber E. F. 12, folio 176. Dec. 16, 1802. Samuel Wil- 
liams to Thomas Stretcher. 

Liber E. F. 22, folio 196. Oct 21, 1806. William San- 
som to same. 

Liber E. F. 82, folio 6. Dec. 24, 1807. Isaac W. Morris 
to same. 

Liber L 0. 16, folio 498. Dec. 24, 1807. Same to same. 

Liber G. W. R. 9, folio 264. Dec. 16, 1802. Samuel WO- 
liams to same. 

Liber G. W. R 10, folio 282. June 1, 1812. Edward 
Burd to same. 

Liber A. M. 46, folio 112. June 1, 1812. Same to same. 

Thomas Stretcher and Ann, his wife, had issue, inter alios : 
18. Joseph Lines, m. Elmira Fitter. For descend- 
ants, see " Genealogy of Dr. Francis Joseph 
Pfeiffer, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 
his descendants; by Edwin Jaquett Sellers. 
1899." 

y. 10. Fbnwick Stretcher, usually called Finnix, son of 
Edward Stretcher (6) and Elizabeth Davis, b. at Phila.,Pa., 
1771 ; m. by the Rt Rev. William White, D.D., Bishop of 
Pennsylvania, July 31, 1794, at St. Peter's Prot Epis. Ch., 
Phila., to Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Jaudon and Ann 
McCue, granddaughter of Capt Anthony Wayne. (See 
" Account of the Jaudon Family," by the writer, Phila., 
1890 ; also Wayne Family, partly contributed by the writer, 



16 STRETCHER 

contained in << Some Colonial Mansions and those who lived 
in them," by Thomas Allen Glenn, published by Henry T. 
Coates & Co., of Phila., 1900.) Elizabeth Jaudon was bom 
1768 ; d. Jan. 4, 1850 ; buried Jan. 7, 1860, in her husband's 
vault at St Peter's. He died Jan. 80, 1847 (Record in 
Family Bible), and was buried in same place, Feb. 1, 1847. 
There are portraits of both in possession of their grand- 
daughter, Mrs. David W. Sellers, of Phila. His will, dated 
Jan. 8, 1847, probated Feb. 12, 1847, is on file in Phila. 
and recorded in Liber No. 19, folio 646, as follows : 

" Be it remembered that I, Finnix Stretcher, of the City of 
Philadelphia, being in health of mind and body but con- 
sidering the uncertainty of life, do make and declare this 
my last will and Testament in manner following. 

^sL I do will and direct that all my just debts and 
funeral expenses be paid as soon as conveniently may be 
after my decease by my Executrix hereinafter named. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth 
all my personal Estate of what nature and kind soever the 
same may be to receive, take and enjoy the same absolutely 
for her own use forever. 

Item. I also give devise and bequeath unto my said wife 
Elizabeth all my Real Estate wherever situated to hold the 
same for and during the term of her natural life, and on 
her decease, I give and devise the same to my daughter 
Elizabeth, now the wife of Joseph Jaquett, for and during 
all the term of her natural life so that the same shall not 
be in any way liable for the debts or engagements nor 
subject to the control of her present or any future husband 
she may have and on her decease I give and devise the 
same and every part thereof in fee to the children and 
issue of the said Elizabeth Jaquett that may be living at 
the time of her decease and the issue of such children as 
may be then deceased their heirs and assigns forever in 
equal shares, as tenants in common, so always however that 
such issue of deceased children, if any shall take equally 



STRETCHER 17 

among them such parts and shares only which his her or 
their deceased parent or parents would have taken if living. 

Lastb/y I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved 
wife Elizabeth Executrix of this my last will and Testa- 
ment, giving and conferring upon the said Elizabeth the 
power and authority to sell and dispose of the whole or any 
part of my real Estate in fee simple upon such terms and 
for such price or prices as she in her discretion shall deem 
best and to grant and convey the same to any person or 
persons, in fee simple, freed and discharge from any trust 
or limitation whatever and without any liability whatever 
on the part of such purchaser or purchasers to see to the 
application of the purchase money. And it is my desire 
and request that should my said wife make sale or sales of 
part or all of my real estate under the authority hereby 
given to her that then she shall invest the proceeds derived 
therefrom in other real estate or in real securities to be held 
by her for the purpose mentioned and declared in this my 
will as regards the whole of my said real estate. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this the Eighth day of January Anno Domini One 
Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty 8even. 
Signed, Sealed, Published, and 
declared by the above named 
Finnix Stretcher, as and for his 
last will and testament in the 
presence of us who at his 
request have subscribed our 
names as witnesses thereto. 
John W. Ashmbad. 
John Bbodhbad." 

Conveyances recorded at Philadelphia : 

Liber D, 62, folio 601. Dec. 2, 1796. Finnix Stretcher 
and Elizabeth his wife to Michael Bernard Dartis. Convey- 
ance of premises on Cypres Street between Third and 
Fourth, being part of a lot conveyed by Hannah Pancoast^ 



Finnix Stbbtchbb. [sbal] 



18 STEETCHEB 

widow and admx. of Joshua Pancoast, Apr. 5, 1770, unto 
Edward Stretcher, father of Thomas, Finnix alias Fenwick 
and Mary Stretcher, and which is recorded in Book No. 81, 
page 298, which the said Edward Stretcher by will dated 
Jan. 20, 1789, devised to his widow Elizabeth, since de- 
ceased, for life and after her death to his children aforesaid, 
subject to the payment of a legacy to his daughter Esther 
Evans, which was paid and satisfied. Nov. 2, 1796, the 
said Thomas, Finnix and Mary Stretcher conveyed the same 
to Shephard EoUock, who, Nov. 8, 1796, conveyed the same 
to Finnix Stretcher, the grantor above. 

Liber E.F. 24, folio 662. Jan. 16,1805. Finnix Stretcher 
and Elizabeth his wife to Joseph Jourdan. Premises Fifth 
Street below Pine, which had been purchased by the grantor 
of James McOrea, 1804. 

Liber E. F. 80, folio 868. Oct 14, 1807. The same to 
Joseph P. Musgrave. Premises on Sixth Street below 
Spruce, purchased by the grantor from Joseph Reed, 1806. 

Liberie, folio 881. Feb. 18, 1814. The same to Francis 
Bundy, et al. Purchased by the grantor from Edward Burd, 
1818. 

Liber M. R. 18, folio 849. Apr. 80, 1818. The same to 
Charles Fury. Premises on Eleventh Street above Spruce, 
purchased of Edward Burd, 1818. 

Liber D. 60, folio 49. Dec. 18, 1796. Samuel Emlem 
Jr. & wife to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber D. 61, folio 184. Nov. 8,1796. Shephard Kollock 
to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber E. F. 9, folio 174. Apr. 11, 1801. Ann Bartram 
to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber E. F. 22, folio 204. Mar. 25, 1805. Edward Burd 
& wife to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber E. F. 24, folio 828. Nov. 29, 1806. Joseph Eeed 
to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber E. F. 28, folio 470. June 16, 1804. Samuel McOrea 
to Finnix Stretcher. 



STRETCHER 19 

Liber E. F. 80, folio 240. Apr. 11, 1801. Ann Bartram 
to Pinnix Stretcher. 

Same book, folio 866. Xov. 29, 1806. Joseph Reed to 
Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber L C. 4, foUo 584. Jan. 6, 1810. WilUam Vicary 
to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber L C. 28, folio 888. Apr. 9, 1818. Edward Burd 
to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber M. R 19, folio 208. Mar. 28, 1818. Edward Bard 
& wife to same. 

Liber G.W.Rl, folio 180. Dec.17,1817. Thomas Pritch- 
ett to same. 

Same book, folio 182. June 1, 1812. Edward Burd et 
ux. to same. 

Same book, folio 185. Jane 11, 1812. Same to same. 

Liber G.W.R2,folio 227. Dec.18,1817. Thomas Pritch- 
ett & wife to same. 

Same book, folio 229. Xov. 27, 1818. Same to same. 

Liber G. W. R 10, folio 284. Jane 1,1818. Thomas Stret- 
cher and Ann his wife to same. 

Liber G. W. R 12, folio 161. Nov. 27, 1818. Thomas 
Pritchett to same. 

Same book, folio 248. June 1, 1812. Edward Burd to 
same. 

Liber A. M. 45, folio 109. June 11, 1812. Same to same. 

Same book, folio 119. Apr. 9, 1818. Same to same. 

Liber G. S. 85, folio 477. Dec.17,1817. Thos. Pritchett 
to same. 

Same book, folio 479. Dec. 18, 1817. Same to same. 

Fenwick or Finnix Stretcher and his wife Elizabeth had 
issue: 

14. Caroline, b. June, 1797 ; d. July 24, 1798 ; buried 

at St Peter's. (See Epitaph of Edward 
Stretcher (5).) 

15. William W.,b. Oct 9, 1799; d. Aug. 19, 1800; 

bur. at St Peter's. (Ibid.) 



20 STRETCHER 

16. Matilda, b. 1801 ; bap. May 24, 1805 (St Petert 

Records); bur. Aug. 12, 1827, at St Petert 
in her father's vault She was a graduate of 
her Uncle Daniel Jaudon's school. (Diploma 
in possession of the writer.) 

17. Elizabeth. 

18. Anna Maria Jaudon, b. 1808 ; d. July 13, 1836 ; 

bur. in her father's vault at St Peter's. She 
also was a graduate of Daniel Jaudon's school. 
(Her diploma is in possession of the writer.) 

VL 17. Elizabeth Strbtchbr, daughter of Fenwick or 
Finnix Stretcher (10) and Elizabeth Jaudon, b. at Phila., 
Dec. 27, 1801 ; bap. at St Peter's Epis. Ch., Phila., May 24, 
1805 ; m. by the Rt Rev. William White, D.D., at St Peter's 
Prot Epis. Ch., Phila., Dec. 3, 1829, to Rev. Joseph Jaquett; 
d. May 25, 1882 ; bur. in Stretcher Vault, St Peter's. She 
was a graduate of Daniel Jaudon's school. Rev. Joseph 
Jaquett, son of Thomas Jaquett and Mary Pfeiffer (see ^^ Qe- 
nealogy of the Jaquett Family by Edwin Jaquett Sellers, 
Philadelphia, 1896," for a ftiU account of Rev. Joseph Jaquett 
and his ancestry ; also ^^ Genealogy of Dr. Francis Joseph 
Pfeiffer, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his Descendants, 
by Edwin Jaquett Sellers, Philadelphia, 1899"), b. at Phila., 
Mar. 11, 1794; bap. May 14, 1794, at the Second Presby- 
terian Church, Phila. ; d. May 24, 1869 ; bur. in Stretcher 
Vault, St Peter's, May 26, 1869 ; ordained a Deacon of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church by Bishop White, Nov. 16, 
1821, and a Presbyter, Dec. 22, 1822. (Certificates of each 
are in possession of the writer. A portrait of Elizabeth 
Stretcher Jaquett (17) is in possession of her daughter, Mrs. 
David W. Sellers, of Phila., and two of Rev. Joseph Jaquett 
and a miniature are in possession of the writer.) He was 
Rector of St James the Greater, Bristol, Pa., and subse- 
quentiy of St Matthew's, Francisville, Phila. In connection 
with the late Isaac Leeser, Y. D. M., Synagogue Mikva Israel, 



STRETCHER 21 

PMla., he edited the first American edition of the Hebrew 
Bible. In the " Pfeiffer GteneaJogy** is given a large list of 
conveyances by Rev. Joseph Jaquett and his wife, inherited 
from his grandfather, Dr. Francis Joseph Pfeiffer. 

Recorded at Philadelphia : 

Liber A. D. B., No. 18, folio 314. May 24, 1858. Rev. 
Joseph Jaquett, of Philadelphia, and Elizabeth his wife, of 
the first part, Anna Frances Jaquett, of the same place, 
single-woman, and Finnix Jaquett, of same place, physician, 
of the second part, and David W. Sellers, of same place, 
Attorney at Law, of the third part 

Whereas Wm. Vicary and Mary his wife conveyed to 
Finnix Stretcher of Phila., by Deed dated Jan. 6, 1810, Re- 
corded in Deed Book D, No. 4, f. 534, premises East side 
of Seventh Street below Spruce. 

And Whereas Finnix Stretcher by his will, dated Jan. 8, 
1847, recorded in Book No. 19, f. 46, devised the same to 
his wife Elizabeth, etc., and after her decease to her daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Jaquett, etc., and after her 
decease to her children, etc., and whereas the said Elizabeth 
Stretcher the widow of the testator died and the said Eliza- 
beth Jaquett her daughter had issue only two children, to 
wit, the said Anna Frances Jaquett and Finnix Jaquett, 
parties of the second part hereto, both of whom are of full 
age, etc. Conveyance to David W. Sellers. 

Liber L. R B., No. 196, folio 56. July 1, 1866. Rev. Jo- 
seph Jaquett and Elizabeth his wife, of the first part, David 
W. Sellers, Counsellor at Law, and Anna Frances his wife, 
of the second part, and Finnix S. Jaquett, Doctor of Medi- 
cine, of the third part 

Whereas Edward Burd and Elizabeth his wife, by deed 
dated Mar. 25, 1805, recorded in Deed Book E. F. No. 22, f. 
204, conveyed to Finnix Stretcher in fee certain premises, and 

Whereas the said Finnix Stretcher by will dated Jan. 8, 
1847, recorded in Book 19, f. 46, bequeathed to his wife 
Elizabeth for life, etc., after her death to his daughter Eliz- 



22 STRETCHER 

abeth, wife of Joseph Jaquett, for her life and after her 
death to her children, and 

Whereas the said Elizabeth Stretcher, widow of the tes- 
tator, died and her daughter Elizabeth Jaquett had issue 
only two children, the said Anna Frances Jaquett, parties 
of the second part, and Finnix S. Jaquett, party of the third 
part hereto, both of full age. Conveyance to party of the 
third part 

Rev. Joseph Jaquett and Elizabeth his wife had issue : 

19. Finnix Stretcher, M.D., b. Sept 12, 1881 ; mem- 

ber of the Class of '49, University of Penn- 
sylvania ; graduate of the Medical College of 
Pennsylvania, Mar. 4, 1854 ; Surgeon in the 
Sixty-fifth Pennsylvania Regiment, Fifth Cav- 
alry,"^ being mustered into service Dec. 22, 
1861; resigned Feb. 24, 1862; d. Dec. 11, 
1870 ; bur. Dec. 13, 1870, m Stretcher Vault, 
St Peter's, Phila. An oil portrait of him is 
in possession of his sister, Mrs. David W. Sel- 
lers, of Phila. 

20. Anna Frances. 

21. Joseph Pfeiffer, b. 1841 ; bap. at St Peter's, July 

9, 1841; d. Nov. 24, 1852; bur. in Stretcher 
Vault, St. Peter's, Phila. An oil portrait is in 
possession of Mrs. David W. Sellers, of Phila. 

VXL 20. Anna Frances Jaqubtt, dau. of Rev. Joseph 
Jaquett and Elizabeth Stretcher (17), b. at Phila., Jan. 28, 
1888 ; m. by the Rev. William H. Odenheimer, D.D., after- 
wards Bishop of Pennsylvania, at St Peter's Prot Epis. 
Ch., Phila., July 22, 1858, to David Wampole, son of Samuel 
Sellers and Barbara Ann Wampole. He was bom at Phila., 
May 11, 1838; registered as a Student at Law under the 
preceptorship of the late Hon. John Cadwalader, and was 
admitted to the Philadelphia Bar, May 11, 1854. 

♦ Hi»t of Pa. Vol., Bates, vol. ii, p. 677. 



STRETCHER 28 

David Wampole Sellers and his wife Anna Frances had 
issue: 

22. Anna Frances, b. at Phila., Aug. 16, 1859 ; m. at 

the residence of her father, Edward Page Vo- 
gels, Apr. 21, 1892. He was b. Apr. 2, 1856. 
Issue: 

30. Eleanor Stockton, b. at Atlantic City, 

K J., Sep. 19, 1896. 

31. David Sellers, b. at Atlantic City, N. J., 

June 20, 1900. 

23. Elizabeth Louisa, b. at Phila., Mar. 21, 1861. 

24. Mary (usually called Minnie), b. at Phila., Dec. 

31, 1862 ; m. George Howard Stirling, at St 
Peter's, Phila., June 3, 1895. He was b. Apr. 
25, 1860. They reside at Garrison Station, 
Green Spring Valley, Bait. Co., Md. Issue : 

32. David Sellers, b. at Green Spring Val- 

ley, Bait. Co., Md., Aug. 16, 1896. 

33. Philip Sellers, b. at same place, June 1, 

1898. 

34. Francis Elder, b. at same place, Jan. 21, 

1901. 

25. Florence, b. at Phila., Apr. 22, 1864 ; m. Mar- 

cellus Coxe, son of Ferdinand Coxe and Fran- 
ces Cochran, of Philadelphia, June 2, 1885, at 
St Peter's Phila. He was b. Nov. 7, 1857. 
Issue: 

35. Francis Travis, b. at Phila., Mar. 13, 

1889. 

26. Edwin Jaquett, b. at Phila., July 25, 1865 ; grad- 

uate of the University of Pennsylvania, June 
10, 1886, with degree of A.B. ; registered as a 
Student at Law under the preceptorship of his 
fieither, and was graduated at the Department 
of Law of the University of Pennsylvania, 
June 9, 1889, receiving degrees of LL.B. and 



24 STRETCHER 

A.M. ; admitted to the Philadelphia Bar June 
15, 1889 ; m. at St. Peter's, Phila., by J. Lewis 
Parks, D.D., June 6, 1894, to Blanche Bing- 
ham, daughter of Michael Ehret and Ellen 
Cathcart, of Phila. She was b. at Phila., Oct. 
15, 1871. Issue : 

86. Ellen Jaquett, b. at Phila., Mar. 6, 

1895; bap. at St Peter's, Dec. 1, 

1895. 

27. Charles Jaquett, b. at Phila., Mar. 21, 1867; d. 

Feb. 9, 1868; bur. in Stretcher Vault, St. 
Peter's, Phila. 

28. Sydney Jaquett, b. at Phila., Nov. 29, 1868 ; d. 

at Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 21, 1887; bur. in 
Stretcher Vault, St Peter's, Phila. 

29. Agnes, b. at Phila., July 21, 1873. 



/enmxck 



L 1. Teoiias Fbnvioe, according to traditioD, was a 
Sootchman, which seema corrohorated hy hie having obq- 
ally spelled his name " Finwick," the early Scotch orthog- 
raphy, and having named two of the grants received by 
him in Somerset County, Mary- 
land, " Scottish Plot" and " Dum 
fiies." The arms of the Fenwick 
family of Scotland are recorded m 
Buiy's " Encyclopsedia et Herald 
ica" as ^. a phienix org. m fames 
ppr. The following annoriale are 
deposited at the Lyon Office, Edin 
burgh: 

Workman's M88. 1667, folio 87 

"Fynwyk — A phoenix org. m 
flames or." (The omieeion of the color of the field is sap- 
plied by next reference.) 

Font's M88. 1624 : 

" Fenwick, of that Hk. ffu. a pkcenix arg. inflames or" 

Sir Patrick Home's MSS. 1728 : 

" Finwick. Qu. a phoenix org. burning m a nest ppr." 

J. Hooke Campbell's MSS. 1798. Gentleman's M6S.: 

"Fenwick, of that Lk. Phcenix arg. in flames or" 
(This appears to be a copy of the Workman armorial, as it 
contains the same omission of the color of the field.) 

Thomas Fenwick was bom circa 1630-40. The first ref- 
erence to him in America is in " Southern Quakers and 
Slavery, by Stephen B. Weeks, Ph.D. Baltimore, 1896." 
Page 28, note : 




26 FEITWICK 

" Mr. John W. H. Porter, of Portsmouth, Va., has recently 
extracted his (John Porter, Sr.) history from the records of 
Norfolk County. John Porter, S'., is first mentioned in the 
County records, Dec. 16, 1647, when an order was entered 
allowing him 100 pounds of tobacco for killing a wolf, and 
on the 16th. of March, 1648, a similar order was entered. 
Jan. 17, 1652, he was granted a certificate for 200 acres of 
land for having brought four persons into the colony. 
March 29, 1655, he was appointed a justice of the County 
Court; August 15, 1653, he was married to Miss Mary SavilL 
Jan. 13, 1661, was granted 300 acres of land under patent 
from the Gbvemor; Sep. 12, 1663, was expelled from the 
House of Burgesses; Nov. 17, 1663, was fined 200 pounds 
of tobacco for attending a Quaker Meeting, 50 pounds of 
tobacco for not attending public worship, and 350 pounds 
of tobacco for setting out tobacco plants on Sunday, and 
must, therefore, have been a planter. Aug. 16, 1671, was 
appointed Road Surveyor for the Eastern Branch Section of 
Norfolk County. April 17, 1672, was appointed one of the 
Justices of the Quorum of the County and served until his 
death. Aug. 17, 1675, was the last day he presided at 
Court Feb. 15, 1675 (76), his will was recorded ; it was 
entirely in his own hand writing. He left nearly all his 
property to his widow and her heirs forever, and appointed 
her executrix; he gave his best suit of clothes to ^my 
brother, John Porter, Jr.* He gave also certain cattle to 
be divided among the children of this John Porter, Jr., 
upon their arriving at the age of twenty one years, but his 
will makes no mention of any children of his own. His 
v»idow married George Lawson in April, 1676 ; he died that 
&11 ; in the spring of 1677 she married Thomas Fenwick 
and died in 1678. She gave her property to Fenwick for 
his life, and at his death it was to go to John Porter, Jr. 
This is another reason for thinking she had no children of 
her own. On the contrary, the will of Eichard Russell, who 
died Jan. 24, 1667, appointed John Porter, Sr., his executor 



FENWICK 27 

and leaves a lot of books to the oldest son of the said John 
Porter, Sr. ; if he had a son at that date he must have died 
before his father. At the time of his death Porter was a 
Commissioner of the Association of Kansemond Biver Fort, 
a position which would be inconsistent with the character 
of a Quaker (see Hening, 11, 255-8). It is. probable that 
he sympathized with but was not actually a member of 
the Society. See also Mr. Porter's article on * Norfolk 
Quakers,' in liichmond Dispatch^ Dec. 3, 1893." 

There are further references concerning the Porters, but 
all that relates to Thomas Fenwick and Afary Savill has 
been quoted. 

Records of Norfolk County, Virginia : 

Deeds. Liber 4, folio 7. Will of John Porter, Sr., dated 
Sep. 16, 1672; probated Feb. 15, 1675. He bequeaths all 
his property, real and personal, except a few unimportant 
presents, to his wife Mary and appoints her executrix. 

Ibid., folio 34. Will of George Lawson, dated Oct. 6, 
1676 ; probated Aug. 15, 1678. He bequeaths to his wife 
Mary, formerly the widow of John Porter, Sr., all his prop- 
erty, real and personal, for her life, and at her death one 
half to her heirs and the other half to children of Anthony 
Lawson. 

Extracts from proceedings of the Court of Norfolk County, 
1675 to 1686, pages of which are unnumbered : 

Feb. 16, 1677. " In the difference between Thomas Fen- 
wick, who married the relict of Mr. Geo. Lawson, dec'd., 
and executrix of Mr. John Porter, Sr., also deceased, plain- 
tiff, and Dr. Smith, defendant, it is ordered the suit be dis- 
missed for that the action was commenced in his wife's 
name before marriage with the said Fenwick." 

March 7, 1677. " Upon the request of Mr. Thos. Fen- 
wick, in writing, he being sick and not able to attend court, 
an order was entered continuing until the next term, all 
suits in which he was interested, either as plaintiff or de- 
fendant." 



28 PEITWICK 

April 16, 1678. " In the difference depending between 
Thomas Fenwick, who married the relict of Mr. Gteo. Law- 
son and executrix of Mr. John Porter, Sr., deceased, plain- 
tiff, and Peter Smith, defendant, it is ordered that the suit 
be dismissed." 

Oct. 16, 1678. "The appraisers formerly appointed to 
appraise the estate of Mr. G^o. Lawson, deceased, were 
ordered to meet at the house of Mr. Thos. Fenwick the 
following Monday to finish the appraisement and to take an 
account of the cattle belonging to the said estate." 

Oct 16, 1678. " .Whereas, by the last will and testament 
of Mr. Qeo. Lawson, deceased, it appears that he gave his 
whole estate to his wife during her natural life, and one 
half of hiB said estate, personal and real, to Capt. Anthony 
Lawson's children, upon her death, for performance whereof 
the Court did require security of Mr. Thos. Fenwick, who 
married the said Geo. Lawson's relict, which he could not 
give, and, by reason of the disturbance between the said 
Fenwick and his wife, the said estate is in a perishing con- 
dition, it is ordered, by consent of the said Fenwick, that 
Capt. Anthony Lawson take the one half of the said estate 
into his custody and give security for to deliver the profits 
thereof to the said Fenwick's wife during her life and after 
that he deliver the said half to his children, the said Fen- 
wick having promised in open Court, to allow her, his 
said wife, one. third part of the other half for and towards 
her maintenance, after the said G^o. Lawson's debts are 
paid." 

This reference suggests a difficulty between Thomas 
Fenwick and his wife, which, however, seems to have been 
subsequently adjusted. 

Deeds. Liber 4, folio 68. Mary Fenwick's will. Pro- 
bated Aug. 16, 1679 : 

" Anno Domini 167f January the 28***. Li the name of 
God Amen. This the last will and testament of Mary 
Fenwick, being weak in body yet perfect in memory and. 



FENWICK 29 

first I bequeath my soul unto God and my body to the dust 
from whence it came, and my worldly estate as follows : I 
give to my husband Thomas Fenwick, the fee simple of my 
lands during his natural life and after the death of my said 
husband to John Porter Jr. and his heirs forever and my 
will is that my said husband shall have the use of the 
timber that is upon the land and that without molestation 
during his natural life. 

Mabt Fbnwick. [sbal] 
Witness: Jambs Portbr 

his 

William x Brownb 



The above will was proved by the oaths of Mr. James 
Porter and Wm. Browne, witnesses, the 16*"* of August 
last and now recorded. 

Teste, Wm Portbn C. 0." 

Referring again to the Court's proceedmgs : 

March 17, 167|. Malachi Thruston vs. Thos. Penwick. 
Continued until the next term. 

March 17, 167f . Eliza Copeland, who contracted to work 
for Thos. Fenwick for one year as a servant, was ordered to 
carry out her contract with him. 

March 17, 167f. Thos. Fenwick vs. Alexander Keel- 
ing. Fenwick fiedled to prosecute his suit and was non- 
suited. 

May 21, 1679. Malachi Thruston vs. Thos. Fenwick. 
Judgment for Pltff for 365 lbs. tobacco. 

Sept. 5, 1679. Thos. Fenwick vs. Xatheal. Brangwing. 
Judgment for plaintiff for 400 lbs. tobacco. 

Xov. 14, 1679. A probate of the last will and testament 
of Mrs. Mary Fenwick, deceased, is granted to Thomas 
Fenwick, her husband. 

October 18, 1680. Upon the petition of Thos. Fenwick, 
a commission of administration on the estate of Susan 
Cane, deceased [elsewhere spelled Susanna Eeane], is 
granted him for tiiat she, by a nuncupative will, proved in 



80 FEITWIOK 

Court, did give her estate to the said Penwick. [Thifl will 
is recorded in Deed Liber IV, folio 87.] 
June 15, 1681. Thomaa Fenwick appears as a juror. 
Land Office, Bichmond, Va. Liber VJl, folio 114 : 
" To all &c whereas &c now knowe yee that I the said Sr. 
Henry Chickley Kt his Ma'ties Deputye Governor &c give 
and grant unto Thomas Fenwick three thousand acres of 
land in the County of Lower Norfolk in the woods adjoin- 
ing on the western side of the Runn of Ashn Swamp, which 
lyeth near the path which ledth from the eastern branch of 
Elizabeth Elver unto the North Biver and bounded as fol- 
loweth, beginning att the North Eastern comer tree of 300 
acres of land which is pte of a pattent of 350 acres granted 
to John Poter Senr Dated 16th March 1663 and from 
thence running So by East 320 poles then W. b. So. 176 
poles then So. b East unto the marked trees of land sur- 
veyed for James Whithurgt allso from the first beginning 
running East ^ No by 186 poles unto the marked comer 
tree of the land granted to William Edwards, thence So by 
East 321 poles by the said Edwards his marked treese and 
then continued beyond them, unto the run of the Ashn 
Swamp and then down that Runn unto a Cyprus Swamp, 
and then along the western side of that Cyprus Swamp, 
unto the marked trees of Francis Shipp his land at the foot 
of Qod-freese nmn, and then along the said Shipps marked 
treese, which are drawn So by W. 248 poles unto a Cyprus 
Swamp, and thence running up the eastern side of the 
Cyprus Swamp, unto the marked trees of the land surveyed 
for James Whithurgt & then along the said Whithurgt 
marked treese unto the meeting of the former bounds, the 
said 3000 acres of land, being formerly granted unto the 
above mentioned Jno. Porter, Sr., by pattent Dated 28th 
Octo 1673, and by him Deserted for want of Due seating or 
Planting, and now is granted, and become Due unto the 
above said Thomas Fenwick, by and for the transportation 
of sixty psons into this CoUony whose names are in the 



PENWICK 



31 



Records &c To have and to hold &c to bee held &c yeilding 
and paying Ac Provided &c Dated the twenty eight Day of 
September Anno Doms 1681. 



Cha Scotchman 


Jane Turly 


Sar Jacob 


Amb Thugwell 


Tho Pawlett 


Tho Symon 


Eliz Ayres 


Tho Luck 


Eliz Milton 


Wm Adam 


Mary Edwards 


Jane Sands 


Marth Mason 


Ed Jenkins 


WmEdly 


An Bower 


Jno Coper 


Jno Shirly 


Gteo Cox 


Eliz Bice 


Jane Good 


Sampson Power 


Jno Lankford 


Thomas Wittms 


Jno Keene 


James Buckley 


Edwd Bower 


Eup Walker 


Wm Norton 


Ell Haymore 


James French 


Symon Horton 


EUza Viojd 


Jno. Lyn 


Elnor Newton 


Franchees 


Hen Hayuiore 


Eliz PoUby 


Mingo ' 




Robt Brill 


Edwd Williamy 


Sango 




Eate Stuart 


Edwd Manly 


Bob 


-Negr 


ThoHiiffe : 


^^ James Norris 


Judith 




Jno Sway 


Steph Coleman 


Tony - 


Marth Young 


Mary Pild 


Wm Qouch 


Susan Knewby 


Eliz Board 


Tho Tiamb 


Jno Shurly 


Levall 


HenRo 


berts*' 



Norfolk County Court proceedings : 

October, 18, 1681. Appointed appraiser of Estate of Mr. 
Bobt. Hoge. 

December 17, 1681. Presented in court a patent for 8000 
acres of land in Norfolk County, dated September, 1681, 
of which Capt. Wm. Robinson claimed 350 acres under a 
previous grant, and the matter was referred to the general 
Court at Williamsburg for adjudication. 

February 17, 1682. Walter Blake vs. Thos Fenwick, 
Judgment confessed for 380 lbs. tobacco. 

December 16, 1682. Suffered a nonnsuit in suit vs. Bich- 
ard Howell. 



82 FENWICK 

Eo die. Attachment granted vs. estate of John Quinby. 

Eo die. Jas. Harris vs. Thomas Fenwick. Judgment for 
plaintiff for 44£. sterling. 

February 15, 168J. Thomas Fenwick vs. Edward Wil- 
der. Judgment for plaintiff for 387 lbs. pork. 

Eo die. Robt Simonds vs. Thos. Fenwick. Suit dis- 
missed. Xo cause for action. 

Eo die. Thos. Fenwick vs. Thos. Skewington. Judg- 
ment for plaintiff for 21£ 2s 6d. 

March 20, 1688. Granted an attachment vs. Estate of 
Wm. Newman. 

Eo die. Granted an attachment vs. Estate of Robt Si- 
monds. 

Eo die. Henry Creek vs. Thos. Fenwick. Judgment for 
plaintiff for 130 lbs. tobacco and 108 lbs. pork. 

October 18, 1683. Thos. Fenwick vs. Thos Blunt. Con- 
tinued to next court. 

May 16, 1684. Thos. Fenwick vs. Geo. Walke. Con- 
tinned to next court. 

May 17, 1684. Wm. Porten vs. Thos. Fenwick. Judg. 
ment for plaintiff for 1£. 6s. 4d. 

Eo die. Thomas Jarvis vs. Thos Fenwick. Judgment 
for plaintiff for 351 lbs. tobacco. 

May 17, 1684. Thos. Fenwick vs. Rich'd Church. Dis- 
missed. 

Aug. 19, 1684. Eich*d Oliver vs. Thos. Fenwick. Con- 
tinued to next court. 

Oct 15, 1684. Wm. Porten vs. Thos. Fenwick. Judg- 
ment for plaintiff for 1000 pipe stems, ^^ to be paid at said 
Fenwick's landing." 

Oct. 16, 1684. Robt. Oliver vs. Thos. Fenwick. Judg- 
ment for plaintiff for 680 lbs. tobacco for 34 days' work on 
mill dam. 

Land Office, Elchmond, Va., Liber Vll, folio 428 : 

" To all &c Whereas &c now Know Yee that I the said 
Francis Lord Howard Governor &c Do with the consent of 



FENWICK 88 

the Councele of State accoringly give and grant unto Thomas 
Fenwick three hundred and fifty acres of land situate lying 
and being in the County of Lower Norfolk in the woods att 
the path which goeth from the Eastern branch of Elizabeth 
Biver, beginning att a marked ash tree on the western side 
of a Swamp, thence runing Souty South West one hundred 
and ninety four poles down the Swamp unto a marked 
Beech where the path goeth over the Runn thence North 
West Northerly along the North Eastern side of another 
Swamp unto a line of marked treese drawn North Norty 
East two hundred and twenty poles unto a quarter marked 
maple tree, thence from the said maple So So East 200 
poles thence So So West 140 poles to the first be^ning 
the said land being formerly granted to Jane Boulton 
by pattent dated the 15th day of March 1675 and by her 
Deserted and now granted to the sd Thomas Fenwick by 
order of the Generall Court the 22nd Day of November 
1688 and is alsoe due by and for the transportation of seven 
psons into this CoUony whose names are in the Records men- 
tioned underneath this Pattent To have and to hold &c yield- 
ing and paying &c provided &c Dated the 21st of Octor 
1684." 

Ibid., folio 481 : 

^^To all &c whereas &c now know yee that I the said 
Francis Lord Howard Governor &c Doe with the consent of 
the Councell of State Accordingly Give and grant unto 
Thomas Fenwick, two thousand six hundred and fifty acres 
of land, lying in the woods in the County of Lower Nor- 
folk, beginning att a white oak barked on four sides, and 
standing where the Ashen Swamp joynes with the Cypres 
Swamp, and soe bounding on the said Cypres Swamp accord- 
ing to the severall courses thereof Intersecting Godfreese 
Runn to the land of Francis Shipp, thence bounding on his 
marked trees, to a Cyprus Swamp, according to the sev- 
erall courses thereof unto the marked trees of the land sur- 
veyed for James Whithurgs thence bounding on the said 



84 FENWICK 

Whithurgt land, and afterwards att according to the ancient 
survey to the land of Capt Wm. Robinsons three hundred 
and fiffly acres, and thence bounding on the land of the 
said Capt. Robinson, according to the severall courses there- 
of to the Ashen Swamp ; and Generall Including the an- 
cient bounds of a survey made by John WoUop Dated the 
8rd of May 1673 Excepting Capt Wm. Robinsons three 
hundred and fifty acres Granted to him by one of the Genall 
Court the — Day of Aprill 1682 the said land being part 
of a pattent of three thousand acres of land formerly granted 
to Mr John Porter Dated 28th of Octor 1678, and by him 
Deserted for want of seating, and become due unto tiie said 
Thomas Fenwick by a grant of the Genall Court in Aprill 
1682 And now Confirmed by Order of the Genall Court 
held the 24th of Octobr 1684 and by and for the Importa- 
ton of fifty three psons into this CoUony whose names are 
in the Records mentioned underneath this Pattent, To have 
and to hold &c To be held &c Yeilding and paying &c Pro- 
vided Ac Dated the 21st of Octobr 1684." 

Court proceedings of Norfolk County : 

Jan. 16, 168|. Mathew Pollett vs. Thos. Fenwick. 
Judgment for plaintiff for 986 lbs. tobacco. 

Feb. 16, 168f Thos. Fenwick vs. Geo. Newton. Judg- 
ment for plaintiff for 4£ 7s 6d and 1286 lbs. tobacco. 

July 16, 1685. Served as juror. 

Deeds. Norfolk Co., Va. Liber IV, folio 205 : 

" To all Xrian people to whome these p*8ents Shall Come ; 
KJaow yee that I Thomas ffenwick of y* parrish of Linhaven 
in y* County of Lower Norfolke In Virginia with the fed 
and voUuntary consent and good will of Marye my wife for 
and In consideration of a valuable sum of money to me in 
hand, paid by Lt Coll Anthony Lawson of y* same parrish 
and County aforesaid Gen* the receipt whereof I doe heareby 
acknowledge, . . . have given, granted . . . unto y* said 
Lt Coll Anthony Lawson three hundred and fifty acres of 
land situate ... in y* aforesaid Parish of Linhaven in y* 



FENWICK 36 

County aforesaid in the woods att y path which goeth from 
the Eastern chanele of Elizabeth River. . . . The said 350 
acres of land being formerle j granted to one Jeane Bowlton 
by Pattent dated y* 15 day of March 1675 and by her 
deserted and since granted unto mee Thomas ffenwick by 
ordr. of y* Gov* and Councel the 22th day novemb 1688 
and accordingly by pattent dated 21th octob 1684 as by y* 
record and pattent may appeare. ... In Witness wherof I 
the said Thomas ffenwick and Mary my wife have heareunto 
sett o' hands and seals this 16th day of July ano dom 1685. 
Ano Regis Jacob second pri* 

Signed seald and delivered 
in psents of us. Thomas ffbnwiok [sbal] 

Plombr Bray Mary ffbnwick [seal] 

Jambs Lemontb 
Tho. Hall 

Acknowledged in Court 16th July 1685. 

Wm. Portbn C. Cur." 

The foregoing is the first reference to the second wife of 
Thomas Fenwick; her surname is unknown; he married 
her prior U> leaving Virgmia, and although the exax^t date 
has not been ascertained, approximation suggests 1680-1685. 
The foregoing is the last reference to Thomas Fenwick as a 
resident of Virginia, and it is quite probable that the land 
was sold in consequence of his contemplated removal to 
Somerset County, Maryland. As the next references are to 
his appomting S^rn^ to convey land for him situate in 
Yirfidnia, it is quite likely that his removal to Maryland 
occurred about this time. 

Deeds. Norfolk Co., Va. Liber V, folio 88 : 

" Know all men by these presents that I, Thos Fenwick, 
do appoint . . . my loving friend Mr. Gteorge Craford my 
true and lawful attorney ... to acknowledge to Captain 
William Craford in the Court of Lower Norfolk or any- 
where else, 2,650 acres of land lying in wood up and from 
the head of the Eastern Branch of Elizabeth River as by 



86 FENWICK 

patent may i^pear. ... As witnees my hand and seal the 
26th day of July, 1686. 

Thos. Fbnwick and [sbal] 

Teste, John Rbalph, 
Philip Edbns. 

Proved in Court 17 January 168|." 

" Enow all men by these presents that I, Mary Fenwick, 
do appoint . . . my loving friend David Scott my true and 
lawful attorney for me and in my name and for me with my 
free and voluntary consent without being compelled by my 
husband in any way at all, to acknowledge to Ci^t William 
Craford or his heirs forever, 2,650 acres of land being and 
lying in the parish of Lynhaven m the woods up from the 
head of the Eastern Branch of Elizabeth River, formerly 
granted to Mr. John Porter, deceased, and by him relapsed 
and now granted to my husband, Thomas Fenwick, as by 
patent may appear, ... as witness my hand and seal this 
20th day of July, 1685. 

Mary Fbnwiok. [seal] 

Teste, Jambs Mulligan, 
RoBT. Richmond. 

Proved by the oath of Robt Richmond, 17 January 168|." 

<* Know all men by these presents that I, Thomas Fen- 
wick, have, and by these presents do for myself and my 
heirs and assigns, . . . seU, . . . assign and set over all my 
right, title and interest and claim to the within patent, 
together with its appurtenances, unto Captain William Cra- 
ford his heirs and assigns forever, with warranty, as witness 
my hand this 20th day of August 1685. 

Tho. Fbnwiok. 

Acknowledged in Court by Gteorge Craford, atto. for 
Thos. Fenwick and by David Scott, atto. for Mary Fenwick, 
17th January 168f" 

Deeds. Norfolk, Va., Liber IV, folio 207 : 

<^ To all Xtrian people to whome these psents Shall Come 
Know yee that I James Peeters of Little Creek in Linhaven 



FENWICK 87 

parrish in the County of Lower Norfolke togeether with the 
free and voUuntary consent and good will of Elizabeth my 
wife for and in consideration of a negro woman slave all- 
ready receaved in hand of Thomas fenick of the same par- 
rish and County before y* ensealing and delivery heareof 
. . . have sould, aliened, . . . unto the above mentioned 
Thomas ffenick Two hundred acres of land sittueate, lying 
and being in Linhaven parrish aforesaid and upon the West- 
erne shore of Linhaven and now by lease in the tenner and 
occupation of Jno. Ladd and was formerly granted to owne 
Wm. Smith and since found escheate and by patent granted 
to Robert Blake dated the 28th day of octob 1672 accord- 
ing to the ancient bounds thereof, and was for some yeares 
formerly in possession of Leuin Coll Lambert the said 200 
acres of land being sold and exchanged by the said Bobert 
Blake with and to Thomas Reynolds who dyeing without 
isue- living was afterwards sold unto mee the said James 
Peeters by Jno. Reynolds brother and heire to the said 
Thomas Reynolds and to my heires and assignes as by his 
sale to me dated 16th Aprill 1679 under the hand and seals 
of the said Jno. Reynolds will apeare Recorded in Lower 
norfolk County 20th May 1672. . . . 

In witness whereof I the said James Peeters together with 
my wife Elizabeth have hereunto sett our hands and scales 
this 16th day of sep. 1685 Anno Regis Jaicbj Second ; pri^'C. 
Signed, sealed and de- James Pbbtbrs 1 . rsBALsl 
livered in psents of us. Elizabbth Pbbtbrs / ^ 

Wm. Thompson 

GiLLBBRT Hamilton 

Jacob Johnson 

Acknowledged in Court 16th Sept. 1685. 

Test : Wm. Portbn, C. Cur." 
Court proceedings of Norfolk County : 
Sep. 17, 1685. Thos. Fenwick vs. Philip Howard. Con- 
tinued to next court. 



88 FENWICK 

Nov. 17, 1685. Alice Ivy, Executrix, vb. Thos. Fenwick. 
Judgment for plaintiff for 23 bbls. of salt pork. 

Nov. 17, 1685. Whereas Philip Howard did some time 
detain a servant of Mr. Thos. Fenwick [named Humphry 
Dorman, that had three years to serve] for the loss of a bull 
hired to the said Fenwick in which hire the said servant 
ran away, it is therefore ordered that, in case the said How- 
ard do L. wilMn six months after the date hereof return 
the said servant to the stdd Fenwick that then he pay the 
said Fenwick 600 lbs. tobacco and costs. 

Fenwick appears by attorney in the next references in 
consequence of his removal to Somerset Co., Md. 

Court proceedings of Norfolk County : 

Nov. 18, 1685. Malachi Thruston, attorney of Thomas 
Fenwick, confessed judgment in favor of Jas. Rabby for £1 
168 6d and 810 lbs. tobacco. 

Same date. The same confesses judgment in favor of 
John Ferebee for 1060 lbs. tobacco. 

Same date. The same confesses judgment in favor of 
Francis Sayer for 931 lbs. tobacco. 

Feb. 8, 1686. The same confesses judgment in favor of 
Wm. Porten for 1932 lbs. tobacco. 

Aug. 16, 1686. The same vs. Thos. Biggs. Attachment 
granted against defendant's estate. 

Land office, Annapolis, Maryland. Liber XXH, folio 
276: 

"April 14*^ 1686. To the Eight Honble Charles, L* 
Baron of Baltimore Ac. By virtue of a Warr* bearing date 
the twentieth day of March in the eleventh year of the dom. 
of the Bight Honb» Charles Ac. 1685 Granted by the Honb» 
Coll William Stevens unto Thomas Fenwick of Somersett 
County for one thousand acres of land ; These are therefor 
humbly to certifie, that I, Sam* Cooper, Depuly Sur^. under 
the Honble, Col. Vincent Lowe Esq, Surv. Gen*, have laid 
out for the said Thomas Fenwick a parcell of land called 
Cowes Quarters, situate, lying & being on the seaboard side 



FENWICK 89 

in Somerset County on the western side of Assawoman Bay 
^ • • containing and now laid out for five hundred acres 
more or less. To be held of the mannor of Somerset. 

Sa: Coopbr, Deputy Surv* 

A true Cert. Exam* p Tho: Taylor, 

Deputy Sur. & Exam' Gen*." 

Liber XXH, folio 276 : 

" April 12, 1686. To the Eight Honbl. Charles, L* Baron 
of Baltimore Ac. By virtue of a Wan- bearing date the 
Twentieth day of March in the Eleventh year of the dom. 
of the Bight Honble. Charles &c. annoq. dom. 1685 Granted 
by the Honble Coll. William Stevens unto Thomas Fen- 
wick of Somerset County for a thousand acres of land 
These are therefor humbly to certifie that I, Samuel Cooper, 
Deputy Sur. of Somerset County under the Honble Tlncent 
Lowe Esq' Sur^ Gen* have laid out for the said Thomas Fen- 
wick' a parcell of land called Fenwicks Choice, scituate 
lying & being on the seaboard side in Somerset County at 
the mouth of a Creek called Cedar Neck creek on the East^ 
em side of the s* creek . . . containing and now laid out for 
five hundred acres more or less. To be held of the mannor 
of Somerset. 

Sa: Coopbr, Depty. Sur^. 

A true Cert. Exm* p Thos: Taylor; 

Depty. Sur^ & Exam' Gen*" 

Liber XXH, folio 836 : 

" May the 4"" 1687. By virtue of a warr* granted to M' 
Thomas Fenwick, of Somerset County for one thousand 
acres of land under the hand k seal of the Hon'ble. Co" 
William Stevens bearing date the 22* day of February 1686 
in the 12th year of the dom : of the Bight Honble Charles 
Ac. These are therefor to certifie that W" Whittington 
Deputy Sur. by the appointment of the Honble Col Vincent 
Lowe, Sur^ Q^n* of this Province, have accordingly sur- 
veyed and laid out for him the said Thomas Fenwick 
(being but in part of the said war^ aforesaid) a tract of 



40 PENWICK 

land called the Scottish Plott, situate, lying and being in 
the said County of Somerset near the seaboard side . . . 
containing and now laid out for four hundred acres more 
or less To be held of the Mannor of Somerset. 

W Whittington, Dept^ Sur" 

Examined pure Hbnrt Brent 

Dept^ 8ur-Gen» & Exam' Gen»" 

Liber XXH, folio 837 : 

"May 5"* 1687 By virtue of a war* granted unto M' 
Thomas Fenwick of Somerset County for one thousand 
acres of land under the hand k seal of the Honble Col. 
William Stevens, bearing date 22* day of February 1686 in 
the 12 year of the doms of the Bight Honble Charles &c. 
These are therefor to certifie, that I, William Whittington, 
Deputy Sur. by the appointment of the Honble Coll. Vin- 
cent Lowe Sur Gen* of this Province have accordingly sur- 
veyed and laid out for him the said Thomas Fenwick a 
certain tract of land called Dumfriese, situate, lying & being 
in Somerset County near the seaboard side . . . conttdning 
and now laid out for five hundred acres more or less To be 
held of the Mannor of Somerset. 

W** Whittington, Depty Sur*" 

Exm* pure Hbnry Brent 

Depty-Sur Gen» k Exam~ Gen^" 

Col. William Stevens was authorized by Lord Baltimore 
to issue warrants for land in Somerset County, which ac- 
counts for the reference to him in the foregoing returns of 
survey. 

Deeds. Norfolk Co., Va. Liber V, folio 82 : 

" Know all men by these psents that I Thomas fenwick 
of Somersett County in y* province of Mary Land doe make 
name k ordaine . . . my freind Malaihy thruston of the 
County of Lower Norfolk Gten* my true and lawful attomy 
... to take into his posesion one . . . tract ... of land 
being a plantation to mee properly belonging in y* County 
of Lower Norfolk affbresaid sittuate, lying and being on the 



FENWICK 41 

westeme shore of Linhaven & comonly formerly knowne by 
the name of Coll Lambeils plantation and latly sold unto 
me by James peeters and Elizabeth his wife as by deed and. 
theire hand and seales may and will apeare upon record in 
y* said County of Lower Norfolke & I do heareby give unto 
my said attomy full power ... to sell ... the said .. . 
tract of land containing about two hundred acres ... In 
witness whereof I have heareunto sett my hand and scale 
this 23 day of July 1688. 

Thomas fikwick & scale 
signed and sealed and delivered 
in the p'sents of us. 

AlBXANDBR KEBLIKa 

Adam Thorowgood. 

Proved in open Court by the oaths of Alexander Keel- 
ing & Adam Thorowgood 16th November 16 . 

Know all men by these psents that I Mala thruston of 
Linhaven p'ish. in y* County of Lower Norfolk Gen* attomy 
of the within mentioned Thomas fenwick by vertue of a 
letter attomy from y* said finick thereto impowring mee 
have and heareby doe in y* behalfe of the sd thomas fenick 
assign all y* said finick right title and interst of in or to the 
land and apurtenances within mentioned unto Wm. Porten 
his heires Execut Admr* and aaignes forever. TTittneee my 
hand & scale this 16th day of November 1688. 

Mala thruston & scale 
signed sealed k dd in 
p'sents of us. 

Jno. Nicholes 

Anthony Lawson 

Ben. Burough 

Acknowledged in Court 16th November." 

Pa. Ar., Vol. XEX, p. 50 : 

" At a meeting of the Commissioners the 22** of 9ber, 
1690. Present, W" Markham, Robt Turner and John 
Goodson. 

4 



42 FENWICK 

The Petition of W" Clark was read, setting forth that 
one Thomas Fenwick hath taken up a tract of land on the 
South side of the Indian River in Sussex County, by a 
grant from Mary Land, the which tract is in the Manor laid 
out by the Proprietary's order, and requesting that he may 
have a grant from the Commissioners to take it up and he 
will forthwith seat it to prevent the other. The tract being 
six hundred acres. Whereupon it was granted upon old 
rent" 

Deeds. Somerset County, Maryland. Liber L, folio 125 : 
" This indenture made the twenty seventh day of Decem- 
ber in the fourth year of the Beign of our Sovereign Lord 
and Lady William and Mary by the Grace of God of Eng- 
land, Scotiand firance & L^eland King an Queen defenders 
of the faith &ra. And in the year of our Lord God one 
thousand six hundred ninety k two. Between George Lay- 
field of Somerset County in the Province of Maryland Esq' 
and Eliz: his now Wife Relict k Executrix of William 
Stevens Esq' deed of the one part and Thomas ffenwick of 
the same County and Province of Maryland Gen^ of the 
other part Witnesseth. That Whereas the Eight Hon*** 
Lord Baron of Baltimore &ra by his patent or Deed of grant 
under the great Seal ufed in this Province of Maryland for 
granting of Land bearing date at the Citty of St Maries, the 
fourteenth day of September in the Sixth year of his Do- 
minion Anneqz Domini one thousand six hundred eighty 
and one. Did for the Consideration therein mentioned 
grant unto Co" William Stevens of Somerset County in the 
Province of Maryland all that tract or parcell of Land called 
fishing Harbor Lying on the Sea board Side, an Island to 
the North East of the mouth of St Martins River and a 
Littie to the Eastward of a Narrow passage of Marishes 
Between the heads of two Lilets of water . . . Containing 
and Ijud out per According to y* Certificate of Survey 
thereof taken and Returned into the Land Office at the 
City of St Maries bearing date the three k twentieth day of 



PENWICK 48 

March then last past and there remaining upon Record 
for one hundred Acres of Land more or less. . . . Now 
this Indenture farther Witnesseth. That the above named 
George Layfield and Elizabeth his wife for the Consid- 
eration of thirty pounds Sterling money of England to 
them in hand paid by the said Thomas ffenwick. . . . 
Have given granted Bargained and Sold, . . . unto the 
above named Thomas ffenwick his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever, All the aforesd Tract or parcell of Land Called fish- 
ing harbor. ... To be holden of the Lord Proprietary 
Ara. ... 

This was part of the tract thereafter known as "Fen- 
wick^s Island.** 

Liber L, folio 127 : 

" This Indenture made the twenty seventh day of Decem- 
ber in the fourth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord 
and Lady William & Mary by y* Grace of God of England 
Scotland firance & Ireland Elng and Queen Defenders of the 
faith &ra. And in the year of our Lord God one thousand 
six hundred ninety and two. Between George Layfield of 
Somerset County in the Province of Maryland Esq' and 
Eliz. his now wife Relict and Executrix of William Stevens 
Esq' of the one part And Thomas ffenwick of the same 
County k Province of Maryland G^nt. of the other part 
Witnesseth That Whereas the right Hon"* Charles Lord 
Barren of Baltimore Ara By his Pattent or Deed of Grant 
bearing Date at the Citty of S* Maries the firft day of Sep- 
tember in the twelfth year of his Dominion Ara one thou- 
sand six hundred & eighty seven Did for the Consideration 
therein mentioned Grant To William Stevens of Somerset 
County in the Province of Maryland under the great Seal 
used in this Province of Maryland for Granting of Lands 
all that tract or parcell of Land called Winter Pasture, 
situate lying & being on the Sea board Side in Somerset 
County upon an Island called Assateague Island . . . Con- 
taining and now laid out for five hundred Acres more or 



44 FENWICK 

lees. According to the Certificate of Survey thereof taken 
and surveyed into the Land Oflice at y* Citty of S* Maries 
bearing date the Sixth day of May one thousand six hundred 
eighty six, And there remaining upon Record. ... Now 
this Indenture farther Witnesseth, That the above Named 
George Layfield k Elizabetli his wife for the Consideration 
of the sum or Quantity of Ten thousand pounds of good 
Sound Merchantable leaf tobacco and Caske to them in 
hand paid by the sd Thom ffenwick . . . Hath given 
granted bargained and sold • . . with the above named 
Tho. ffenwick his Heirs and assigns for Ever, All the aforesd 
Tract or parcel of Land Called Winter Pasture . . . holden 
of the Lord Proprytary &ra." 

This was a conveyance of the balance of the tract there- 
after known as " Fenwick's Island," which, with the pre- 
vious conveyance, included six hundred acres. 

Liber L, folio 104 : 

Conveyance dated July 18, 1698, between " Thomas ffen- 
wick and Mary his wife of Somerset & Province of Maryland 
of ye one part k Hugh Tingle of ye sd County k Province 
of the other part," conveying 200 acres of the tract called 
" Dumjfries." Witnesses, Robert Pirrie and Thomas Morris. 

Liber L, folio 108: 

Conveyance dated July 18, 1698, between the same and 
Bichard Woodcraft of the same place, conveying 100 acres 
of " Dumjfries.*' Same witnesses. 

Liber L, foUo 286 : 

Conveyance dated June 19, 1694, between the same and 
Joseph Robinson, John Parker, Philip Parker and Charles 
Parker, " of the County of Accamack in Virginia," convey- 
ing " all the remaining part of the Tract of Land before 
mentioned unsold unto Hugh Tingle or Richard Woodcraft," 
being 800 acres of " Dumfries." Witnesses, Samuel Hop- 
kins and William Round. 

This is the last reference styling Thomas Penwick of 
Somerset County, Maryland. 



FENWICK 46 

In the old Court Docket of Suflsex County, Delaware, in 
possession of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, are many 
allusions to Thomas Fenwick. Reference cannot be made 
to the pages thereof, as they are not numbered, and, con- 
sequently, the dates must suffice. 

" Att a Court of Common Pleas held for Sussex County, 
6 September 1694. 

Thomas ffbnwiok, Plff. 1 In an action of 
William Shaw, Deft. / ye case." 

Thomas Fenwick was not a resident of Sussex County at 
that date, but merely a suitor ; he lived, however, quite near 
the Court's jurisdiction, as previous references indicate. 

" Att a Court of Common Pleas held for Sussex County 
6 and 7 December, 1694. 

Charles Haynes by his wife Jane acknowledged in open 
Court the sale of eight acres of land in ye Town of Lewis 
unto Tho: ffenwick according to deeds of sale then and 
there delivered, bearing date the 28th Day of November, 
1694." 

This is the first reference to ownership of land in Sussex 
County, although he does not seem to have resided there 
until later. 

Liber L, folio (number omitted). Somerset County, 
Maryland : 

Conveyance dated June 11, 1695, between " Thomas flfen- 
wick of Maryland, in Somerset County, Planter, and Mary 
his wife of the one part, and William Corde of the same 
place of the other part, conveying 500 acres known as 
<<Cowes Quarters." Witnesses, Mary Bound, Martha 
Bound, Jno. Franklin and Bobert Pirrie. 

The following is quoted from Scharf s " History of Del- 
aware," page 1235 : 

*< In the latter part of the seventeenth century tlie coast 
was much harassed by the French privateers who threatened 
to lay waste such towns as refused to pay tliem tribute. 
Fears were early entertained that Lewes would be signaled 



46 FEITWIOK 

.out for an attack, and on the 15*^ of July, 1695, the Court 
at Lewes took action in the matter of providing a watch for 
the approach of the enemy bb follows : 

' Present at Court, Justice William Clark, John Stokely, 
Capt. Luke Watson, Thomas Oldman, Capt. Thomas Pem- 
berton and Joseph Booth, when these minutes were placed 
upon the records : An order and warrant from the Governor 
and Councill was produced and read. Relating to a suspicion 
of a Designe of our enemies, the ffi'ench, to attack this or 
some of our neighboring Plantations, whereon for safe Guard 
it is ordered, that two men shall be Hired to Watch upon 
the Cape every day from five in the morning until seven att 
night until ye first day of October next Ensuing. Li obe- 
dence whereunto the Justice's considering of Persons fitting 
for ye said watch and trusts, and did Agree and approve of 
Anthony Parsly and John Pulbert, and accordingly did 
agree with them/ " 

'^ Subsequentiy it was deemed best that this watch should 
be distributed among the citizens of the town and the vicin- 
ity, and the Court decreed that * Watch bee appointed to be 
kept at Cape Inlopen,' to begin Monday, June 7, 1697, and 
to continue until the season was ended, 

* first watch by two at a time successively as they are 
hereafter named, at the rate of 3c. a day, per man, viz: 
Jonatiian Bayley and Nehimiah field, William Clark and 
Cornelius Wiltbank, Abraham Wiltbank and Isaac Wilt- 
bank, James Scaltown and John Gibb, John Miers and 
James Walker, Jonathan Wolfinder and William Orr, John 
Hill and Henry Stretcher, Jacob KoUock and Alexander 
Molleston, Thomas Lay and Peter Lewis, William Dyre and 
Thomas Oldman, John Crouch and Philip Russell, Capt 
Watson and John Paynter, Caleb Herwithen and James 
Peterkin, William Adams and Gaines Simson, Thomas Fen- 
wick and John Williams.' 

<^ It does not appear that the enemy made his appearance 
that season for the purpose of pillage, but the following year 



FEirWTCK 47 

the fears of the people were realized. The French pirates 
landed and sacked Lewes August 27, 1698." 

" Att a Court of Common Pleas for Sussex County, held 
at Lewes, September 8, 1695. (Court Docket) 

Doctor Charles Haynes conveys four acres to Thomas 
ffenwick, the same being derived from Henry Stretcher." 

Deeds, Somerset County, Maryland. Liber L, folio 507 : 

<< Know all men by these presents that Thomas ffenwick 
of Sussix County annexed unto the Province of Pensilvania 
Qtent and Mary his wife, the Remoteness of habitation and 
divers other Considerations them thereunto moving but 
more Espicially for and in Consideration of the Sum of 
eight thousand weight of tobacco to them in hand to their 
full Content pidd by Qteorge Layfield of Somerset County 
in Maryland Esq' have . . . Constituted . . . our Worthy 
friend William Powell of the Said Somerset County Q^nt 
our true & Lawfiill attorney ... to Sell . . . and Confirm 
unto the Said George Layfield his heirs and assigns forever, 
a Certain Tract or pcell of Land Called Scottish plott Scit- 
uate Lying and being in the County of Somerset afd and on 
tlie Sea board Side thereof Containing four hundred Acres 
and part of a Warrant of one thousand Acres. . • . Li 
witness whereof wee have hereunto Sett our hands & Seales 
this 27^ day of March an*" Bi Bs Gulielmi Parlij nunc an- 
glico midevmo anno Domj 1699 

Thomas ffbnwick 
Mary ffbnwick" 

Liber L, folio 508 : 

William Powell, mentioned in previous deed, conveys as 
attorney of Thomas Penwick and Mary his wife, by convey- 
ance dated April 4, 1699, " Scottish Plott," therein referred to. 

Scharf s " History of Delaware," page 1222 : 

" June 6, 1699, William Dyre conveyed to Thomas Pen- 
wick 96 acres of land fronting on Lewes Creek, 60 feet back 
of the same for a street, adjoining tbe uppermost part of 
Lewes." 



48 PENWICK 

Volume I, " Colonial Records of Pennsylvania," page 695 : 

^< Att a Council Held at Philadelphia die Lunae, Ist April, 
1700." 

" The Sheriff of y* Countie of Sussex his return of repre- 
sentatives in Council was produced, qrbj itt appeared yt yr 
wer elected Samll preston for 8, Jno Hill for 2, & Tho. ffen- 
wick for one year." 

^^The abov returned psons, excepting those for kent 
Countie, appearing, subt. the Qualificaon following, viz: 
pennsilvania, 1st 2d mo., April 1700, ^ We severaUie k each 
of us for ourselves, do sincerely promise & declare as sol- 
emlie as if wee took an oath, yt wee will be true k faithfull 
to y* Xing k Crown of England, k to Wm. Penn, pror ft 
Oor of y* province of pennsilvania & territories ynto belong- 
ing, & his heirs, according to y* Lres patent granted to him 
by Eing Charles y* 2d, under y* great Seal of England,' ft 
took their places att y* board, and so yr wer 

Present : 
Joseph Qrowdon, Qriffith Owen, John Donaldson, 
William Biles, David Lloyd, Jasper Yeates, 

Bichd Hough, Caleb pussey, Samll preston, 

Samll Carpenter John Simcoke, John Hill, 
Edward Shippen, Bichd Halliwell, Tho. Fenwick." 

Thomas Fenwick attended the meetings of the Council 
until October 16, 1700, when he was returned as a Member 
of the Assembly from Sussex County. The proceedings of 
the Council covering this period are printed in Vol. I of the 
" Colonial Records." 

<* Colonial Records," Vol. I, page 614, contains the fol- 
lowing: 

<< Att a Council held att Newcastle die Mercury, 16^ inst 
(October 16, 1700.) 

^< The pror & OtoT desired y* secrie to see if the Assemblie 
were readie, who returned yt they wold forthwith wait upon 
him, wch they accordinglie did." 

" The Sheriff of Sussex his Return was produced, qrby 



PENWICK 49 

ther wer elected John Hill, Tho. Pemberton, Luke Watson, 
Jr. Tho. Fenwick 

Which psonB so returned appearing, subt y* qualificaon of 
representatives in ass." 

Page 620 : 

'' Att a Councill Held att K Cattle die Sabbati, 9^ instant 
(Nov. 9, 1700.)" 

" Att wch time Tho. Fenwick & Sam Dark brought some 
Bills from y ass, by them thrice read, for y Qot k Coun- 
cill*s Concurrence." 

Page 621 : 

<< Att a Councill Held att N. Castle die MartiB, 12*^ instant 
(Nov. 12, 1700)." 

" Saml Lewis A Tho. Fenwick brought some bills from y* 
ass : that had been thrice read by ym, for the Qcgt k Coun- 
cill's Concurrence." 

Page 622 : 

<^ Att a Council Held att Newcastle die Lunae, 18th Novr' 
1700." 

" Tho. Fenwick k Nicho. Newlin, brought from y* ass : 
foure Bills that had been three times read, for their Con- 
currence." 

Page 628 : 

^^ Att a Council held att New Castle die Mercury, 20th 
instant (Nov. 20, 1700)." 

" Tho. Fenwick k Nicho. Newlin, from y* ass, desired y* 
Gor to appoint a member of Council to meet with two 
members of ass, to compare y* Laws yt wer ingrossed ; who 
accordinglie appointed Caleb pussey." 

Li the " Votes and Proceedings of the House of Repre- 
sentatives of the Province of Pennsylvania, Printed by 
B. Franklin and D. Hall, MDCCLH," may be read a full 
account of the le^slation during Fenwick's membership. 

Page 128 : Thomas Fenwick present at an Assembly held 
at New Castle the fourteenth day of October, 1700. 

Page 125 : October 22, 1700. 



60 FElfWICK 

^^ Ordered, That Thomas Fenwick and Samuel Lewis at- 
tend the Governor and acquaint him that inasmuch as the 
House was not fiill, they were unwilling to procede to any 
great Matter of Moment; therefore, desired to know if the 
Sheriff had made Return of the Members from New Castle 
County. 

The said Members return, and report, that the Govemeer 
acquainted them, that there were Members enough to do 
Business ; and therefore he took it unkind that they would 
not proceed." 

Page 129 : 

<^ Ordered, that Thomas Fenwick and John Healy attend 
the Govemer with the aforesaid eleven Bills (which have 
been read To-day a second time) for his approbation. The 
said Members return and report that they delivered the 
Bills ; and that the Governor desired this House would ac- 
quaint him when tiiey rise, in order to keep a correspond- 
ence with the House." 

Page 187 : 

Nov. 18, 1700. "Thomas Fenwick and Joseph Baker 
were sent to the Governor with four Bills, which had been 
read a third time, for his concurrence. 

The said Members return and report, they have been with 
the Governor and delivered the Bills ; whereupon he reply'd 
that he should not stick upon small things ; and further that 
he desired this House would make haste." 

Deeds. Somerset Co., Md. Liber L, folio 566 : 

" This Indenture made the 4*^ day of September in the 
12*** year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the 
third of England Scotiand ffi*ance & Ireland King defender 
of the faith &ra anno Dom 1700 Between Thomas ffenwick 
and Mary his Wife of Lewis Town in the Territories of Pen- 
sylvania yeoman of the one part and Benjamin Idolett of 
Somerset County and Province of Maryland Cordwinder of 
the other part Witnesseth that whereas the Right Honoble 
Charles Lord Barron of Baltemore &ra by his deed of grant 



FENWICK 51 

und' the great Seale for granting of Land in the Said 
Province of Maryland bearing date at the Citty of 8* Maries 
the first day of September ann Dom 1687 did grant unto 
W" Stevens gentl all that tract or pcell of Land Lying Scit- 
uate & being on the seaboard Side in Somersett County upon 
Assateague Island Called Winter pasture . . . containing 
five hundred acres . . . now this indenture fiirther wit- 
nesseth that . . . said Thomas ffenwick and Mary his now 
Wife . . . Conveyed . . . unto him the said Benjamin 
Idolett a part of the Said five hund*^ acres of Land being 
one hundred acres taken out of the same and is a part 
thereof lying and being at the head line of another part of 
the a& Tract of five hund'* acres of land Containing three 
hund** acres Sold unto Charles Taylor of accomack County 
in Virg»." 

This was part of " Fenwick's Island." 

Liber L, folio 608 : 

" This Indenture made the fourth day of September in 
the 12*** year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William 
the third by the grace of god of England Scotland fitrance 
& Ireland King defend' of the faith et anno Domj 1700 Be- 
tween Thomas ffenwick and Mary his now wife of Lewes 
Town in the Territories of Pensillvania of the one part 
gentry and Charles Taylor of accomack County in Virg* 
planter of the other part Witnesseth That whereas the R* 
Hono*** Charles Lord Baltemore &ra by his deed of grant 
for granting of Land in the Province of maryland did und' 
the great Seal grant unto William Stevens of Somerset 
County gent all that Tract or pcell of Land Called Winter 
pasture as by the said deed of grant bearing date att St 
maries the first day of September annoq' Domj 1687 Re- 
course to the said deed being had it doth more att large and 
more Ailly appear Lying Scituate and being on the Sea 
board Side in the said County of Somerset upon Assateague 
Island . . . Containing five hund*^ acres . . . which said 
Tract of Land called Winter Pasture was by the said Wil- 



52 FEITWICK 

liam Stevens and Elizabeth his Wife granted ... to the 
said Thomas ffenwick . . . Now this Indenture further 
Witnesseth that the said Thomas ffenwick and Mary his 
wife . . . Conveye . . . unto him the said Charles Taylor 
three hundred acres of land taken out of the above recited 
Tract of Land Called Winter pasture Containing five hun- 
dred acres." 

This was also part of " Fenwick's Island." 

The foregoing is the last mention of Thomas Fenwick's 
second wife Mary ; she does not join in the next conveyance, 
1704, from which it is inferred that she died 1700-1704. 

The exact date of Thomas Fenwick's commission as a 
Justice has not been ascertained, but the Court Docket of 
Sussex Co., in possession of the Penna. His. Soc., records his 
acting in that capacity from February 2, 1702, continuously 
until March, 1705. Ab is well known, the Justices acted 
as Judges of the Courts of Common Pleas, Quarter Sessions 
and Orphans' Court, and there are many references to his 
presiding in each during that period. The following is the 
first reference in which Thomas Fenwick appears as a Judge : 

" At a County Co* Held Att Lewis ffor The County of 
Sussex By the Queen's authority and In the Proprietary's 
Name, on the Second Day of ffebruary An* Dom* 1702, 
Before W- Clark, John Hill, Tho : flfinwick, James Walker 
and Philip Russell, Justices of the said Co*." 

<^ Edward Stretcher was appointed and attested Constable 
for Lewes Town District in the place of Thomas Harford." 

"Justice Thomas fl&nwick appeared in Co** as Coron' 
upon ye Body of a Dead man found lying upon the Seashoar 
at Behobah and presented in writing the verdict of the Jury 
of Inquest upon view of the stud corps, who found the same 
to be drowned & by infomacon by falling out of a Boat att 
Behobah Inlett and so he by his Death came." 

" At a Meeting of the Justices assess" at y* Co** house at 
Lewis in the County of Sussex The ffourth day of March 
An* Dom* 1702 according to law To audite the Complaints 



FENWICK 68 

of all Buch psons or peons within the said County that shall 
finde themselves over rated in their County Taxes or Leavies 
In the said year, as also either to augment or defaulk, as 
shall be made appear either by y* psons own attestacons or 
the Proof of others. 

Assessors present, Wm. Clark, John Hill, Thomas ffin- 
wick, James Walker, and Philip Sussell, Esq"." 

" Pennsylvania Archives," Second Series, Volume XIX, 
contains a <^ List of officers of the Colonies on the Delaware 
and the Province of Pennsylvania, 1614-1776," and upon 
page 664 appears, ^^ Thomas Fenwick appointed a Justice of 
the Peace for Whorekill (former name of Sussex County), 
August 16, 1702." 

Old Docket of Sussex Co. : 

At a Court of Common Pleas held at Lewes for the 
County of Sussex, May 4, 1708, " Edward Page was fined 
ffive shillings for swearing in the presence of Justice Thomas 
ffinwick." 

No other abstracts referring to Fenwick as a Judge have 
been inserted, as the dockets show only the usual proceed- 
ings of the office. " Colonial Records of Pennsylvania," 
Volume n, page 186, states : 

« 20**" 2** mo. 1704, Thomas Fenwick commissioned a 
Justice of the Peace for Sussex County," according to which 
he must have served until a year later. 

In the Register of Deeds' Office, Georgetown, Sussex 
County, Delaware, Liber H, folio 809, there is a record of a 
conveyance by Thomas Fenwick to Edward Stretcher, (his 
son-in-law) 1704. 

Scharf s " History of Delaware," page 1210 : 

" The first registers of wills were termed registers under 
the three counties." 

" On the 9th of August, 1705, John BBU, Luke Wataon 
and Thomas Fenwick were appointed deputy registers, and 
April 7, 1708, John Hill, Jeremiah Bailey and Philip Bus- 
sell were appointed." 



64 FENWICK 

The term of office was three years, and the dockets at 
Georgetown refer to Thomas Fen wick in office from 1706 
to 1708, the year of his death. An examination of these 
records suggested nothing of interest for quoting, being 
merely the usual proceedings and records of the office. 

Concurrently with his being Register of Wills, he was 
High Sheriff of Sussex County, qualifying in that office 
November 22, 1705, as appears by the following extract from 
the old Court Docket of Sussex County in possession of the 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania : 

" A special Co** of Oyer and terminer & Gbal of Delivery 
held att Lewis the Twenty Second day of November in y* 
fourth Year of y* Reign of our Sovereign Lady Queen Anne 
Over England, Ac, Ano Domi 1705, to try John Sands 
Marin' ffor killing John Dunnavan, Plant'. 

Judges Presnt. 
John Hill, 
Luke Watson, 
I Thomas ffishbb. 

Proclamacon was made Comanding silence whilst The 
Hon"* John Evans Esq** Lt. Govemo' of y* Province of 
Pensilvania and Counties of New Castle, Kent and Sussex 
on Delaware his Comission to the above named Judges 
Ac. was reading. Alsoe Govern**"* Writt of Dedimus Po- 
testatem to Nehemiah Field Directed was read and executed 
on the sd. Judges in Open Co'*. Thomas Pinwick alsoe 
qualified as She' of Sussex County at the same time." 

Li the Recorder of Deeds' Office, Georgetown, Delaware, 
may be found the following references to conveyances by 
Thomas Fen wick as Sheriff of Sussex County : 

Liber A, No. 1, folio 91 : 

1705. Thomas Fenwick, Sheriff, etc., to Mat Stevens. 

Same folio : 

1705. The same to Wm. White. 

Folio 92 : 

1705. The same to Rice Wolfe. 



1705 



FENWICK 66 

Liber C, folio 92 : 

1705. The same to Jno. Qibb. 

FoUo 808 : 

1707. The same to Walter Groombridge. 

Same folio : 

1707. The same to Jno. Williams. 

Folio 809 : 

1707. The same to Jno. Hepburn. 

Folio 815 : 

1707. The same to Jno. Gibb. 

Folio 222 : 

1707. The same to Jno. Williams. 

Folio 224 : 

1707. The same to Walter Groombridge. 

Liber D, foUo 16 : 

1707. The same to Jno. Hepbumde. 

The foregoing were also delivered in open Court and are 
referred to in the Court's proceedings. 

Deeds. Somerset Co., Md. Liber C. D., folio 128 : 

Conveyance dated February 16, 170|, " between Thomas 
Fenwick of Lewes Town in Sussex County, one of ye 
Counties under ye Government of ye Province of Pensil- 
vania, Gent, of ye one part and Woodman Stockly in 
Somerset County in ye Province of Maryland of ye other 
part," conveying 500 acres called "Fenwick's Choice." 
Witnesses, Jno. Booden and Wm. Walton. 

Same liber, folio 102 : 

" This Lidenture made y* twenty Six* of ffebruary In y* 
sixth yeare of y Reign of o' Sovereign Lady Anne by y 
Grace of Otod of England Scotland ffi*ance & belaud Queen 
defender of the ffaith &ra A in y* yeare of o' Ld God one 
thousand seven hundred & seven eight Between Tho* ffen- 
wick of y* County of sussex in y* province of Pensilvania 
Q^nt : on y* one part A Wm ffawcett of y* County of some'- 
set A province of Maryland Gent : on y* other part Witt- 
nesseth y* whereas y* Right Honor**^* Charles Ld Barron of 



56 FENWICK 

Baltimore &ra by his Pattent or deed of grant under y* great 
Seale used in y* Province of Maryland for granting of Land 
bearing date at Citty of St Maries y* fourteenth day of 7ber 
in y* Sixth yeare of his Dominion An* Dom one thousand 
six hundred eighly & one did for y* Consideration therein 
mentioned did Grant unto Coll' W" Stevens of y* County 
& Province a&d all y^ Tract or percell of land called fSshing 
harbour lying on y* Sea board Side An Island to y* North 
East of St Martins River & a little to y* Eastward of a Nar- 
row passage of Marshes Between y* heads of two Inlets of 
Water Beginning at y* South West cove of water in Marshes 
of Assawaman Inlet . . . Containing one hundred acres 
more or less according to ye Certificate of survey thereof 
taken & returned unto y* Land office at y* City of S* Maries 
bearing date y* three & twentieth day of March then last 
past & there remaining upon record . . . Now this Inden- 
ture Airther Witnesseth y^ George Layfield and Elizabeth 
his now Wife . . . have granted . . . unto y* above named 
Tho* ffinwick his heirs and Assignes forever all y* abovesd 
Tract or percell of Land Called ffishing harbour . . . Now 
this Indenture fiirther witnesseth y* y* above Mentioned 
Tho* ffinwick . . . has granted . . . unto y* above Named 
Wm* ffawsitt ... all y* a&d Tract or percell of Land 
Called fishing harbour." 

As Fenwick's Island was referred to in the celebrated case 
between Penn and Lord Baltimore, it may be interesting to 
read some of the extracts from the depositions of the 
witnesses. Volume XVI, " Pennsylvania Archives," Second 
Series, contains the following : 

" In Chancery. 
Breviate. 

John Penn, Thomas Penn 
and Richard Penn, Esq"., PlaintiflSs 
Charles Calvert, Esq., Lord Baltimore in the 
Kingdom of Ireland, Defendant. 
For the Plaintiffi. 



FENWICK 67 

Upon a Bill to compell a specifick Execution of Articles 
of Agreament entered into between the Partys for settling 
the Boundaiys of the Province of Pensilvania, the Three 
Lower Countys, and the Province of Maryland, and for 
perpetuating Testimony, Ac." 

Page 642 : 

" Thomas Noxon, aged 40. 

^^ Is acquainted with the said Peninsula, and has known it 
about 20 years. Became acquainted therewith by travelling 
in several parts thereof by land, by sailing in and out of 
Delaware Bay, and by sailing in some parts of Chesopeak 
Bay, but, more particularly, from making a survey in 1787, 
by running a Traverse from the Town of New Castle, down, 
thro' part of New Castle County, then thro' Kent County, 
and afterwards thro' Sussex County, to Fenick's Island, 
which the Deponent was then told had been formerly called 
Cape Henlopen, and had been esteemed the Southern bounds 
of Sussex County." 

Page 644 : 

Another deposition of Noxon similar to former in its allu- 
sion to Fenwick's Island. 

Page 661 : 

Thomas Noxon further deposes, ^< That the true Southern 
Cape, which forms the mouth of Delaware Bay, is the Cape 
near Lewes Town but to the Southward of that Cape, and 
about 7 or 8 miles to the Southward of Indian Biver, upon 
Fenwick's Island, there is the appearance of another cape, 
well known to sailors by the name of the False Cape, which 
deponent hath heard fr^uently called Cape Henlopen by 
ancient people, which last mentioned cape from the seaward 
at a distance, has the appearance of a cape, but as it is ap- 
proached nearer, that appearance vanishes." 

Page 663 : 

" Elizabeth Morris, aged 65. 

<^ That the said County, now called Sussex, since it has 

been under the Government of Proprietors of Pensilvania, 

6 



68 FEITWICK 

did extend Southerly beyond the Indian River, which the 
affirmant well remembers, because several persons, particu- 
larly the Burtons, Stockleys, and one Fenwick, (who the 
affirmant heard owned Fen wick's Island) lived to the South- 
ward of that Eiver, under the Government of the Proprie- 
tors of Pensilvania, and that divers persons used to come 
from beyond that Eiver and attend Sussex County Court. 
And saith that she has heard and believes, that there was 
a tree, marked by the Dutch, to the Southward of the Indian 
Biver, as a boundary between the said County and the 
Province of Maryland, which has been long since cut down, 
upon which a plate of brass was fixed, with the figure of a 
ship upon it, but the particular place where the tree stood, 
knows not." 

Page 665 : 

<^ Samuel Preston, Esq., aged 75. 

^^ When affirmant first became acquainted with the said 
County (Sussex) 

<^ And also saith that it was generally reputed, when this 
affirmant first became acquainted with the said county, that 
the Dutch had claimed the same as far as the Inlett called 
Assawaman, and near to it, or at, a place called Fenwick's 
Island ; and that, near Assawaman aforesaid, they had set 
up a standard, either up a tree or a post, with a brass plate, 
or brass nails, as a mark of their claim. And saith, that he 
has heard and believes, and it was then so generally reputed 
and understood, that, soon after the said William Penn's 
becoming Proprietor of Pensilvania, and the said Three 
Lower Counties, a Mannor was laid out, by or under the 
said William Penn's directions, near Assawaman Inlett 
aforesaid, and was called the Duke of York's Mannor." 

Page 665 : 

" John Teague, of Maryland, Planter, aged 85. 

^^And further saith, that the County wherein the said 
Town now called Lewes stood, when this Deponent first 
knew the same, was called the Whorekill, and is now called 



FENWICK 59 

Sussex County, and was then under the Government of the 
said William Penn, and that this Deponent never heard 
that the same was under the Government of the Lord Bal- 
timore, or the Government of New York ; and saith that 
the said County, antiently called the Whorekill, and now 
Sussex County, when this Deponent first knew the same, 
extended beyond, or to the Southward of, Indian Biver 
aforesaid, and to a place called Phenix's Island, where this 
Deponent has been, and was there told, that that was the 
Exent [Extent ?] of the said County to the Southward. And 
this Deponent saith, that about three or four years after the 
Duke of Monmouth's Rebellion in England, but the exact 
number of years ago this Deponent doth not now remember, 
he this Deponent was at the said Place, called Phenix's 
Island, in company with two persons, who there shewed this 
Deponent a square post of about seven foot high, with a 
pointed head, which had three brass nails driven into three 
of the sides of the said post, the heads of which nails were 
near the size of an English half-penny, and which post this 
Deponent supposed had been fixed there by the Indians, 
till he was told by the said two persons, and afterwards by 
several others, that they believed the same had been placed 
there by the Dutch. And saith that he heard, some time 
after, that there was also found, upon the said Island, near, 
but further to the Southward of the said post, a tree, 
whereon was a plate of brass, which, having been grown 
over with the Bark, was discovered, upon cutting up and 
splitting the said tree into fence-rails, which information, 
relating to the said tree and plate of brass, this Deponent 
had from the son of one Thomas Mumford, who told this 
Deponent he had it from his father, who had lived with Mr. 
Phenix upon the said Island." 

Page 667 : 

" William Waples, aged 68. 

" But then heard that the said William Penn claimed as 
far as Fenicks's Inlett, near Fenicks's Island, near which 



60 FENWICK 

Inlett, at a place called Inlopen, or Hinlopen, he then heard 
there had been a standard or poet put up/' 

Page 669 : 

" David Hazard, of Maryland, Planter, aged 78. 

<< And this Deponent further saith, that it has been ru- 
moured, as long as he can remember, that there was a tree 
on Fenick's Hand, in which there were brass nails drove, as 
it was said by some Dutch who landed there and claimed it 
as their land ; and that he was told by an antient man, of 
good credit, named Hugh Tingle, who lived within a mile 
or two of Fenicke's Island, aforesaid, that the said nails 
were drove into the said tree in the form of a horse shoe, 
but does not remember that the said Tmgle said he ever saw 
the said tree. 

<^And further saith, that he has heard that Fenicks's 
Island had been called the False Cape, and by some other 
names that he does not now remember." 

Page 670 : 

" John Prettyman, aged 62. 

Deponent believes Sussex County ^^ extended about 12 
miles to the Southward of Indian River, and the reason he 
has for such belief is that his father about 48 years ago re- 
moved from Virginia and came into the Inlett near Fenicks's 
Island, and loaded his goods upon the same Island; and 
that he this Deponent resided on the said Island and in the 
neighbourhood thereof for a month or six weeks and heard 
the antient people who lived there say that they lived under 
the Government of Mr. Penn, and that the Dutch had 
formerly nailed a brass or copper plate on a tree or post in 
the said Island, which was then looked upon as the Bound 
between Penn and Baltimore, and that the said Fenicks's 
Island was then generally called Cape Hinlopen or Inlopen." 

Page 671 : 

" Woodman Stockley, aged 63. 

" Deponent fiirther saith, that, when he was young, people 
used to call the Island, now called Fenicks's Island (which 



FENWICK 61 

is upward of 20 miles to the Southward of the Cape, at the 
mouth of Delaware Bay, and to the Southward of Indian 
Biver aforesaid,) Cape Henlopen, and then called the Cape, on 
the South side of the mouth of the said Bay, Cape Inlopen." 

Page 672 : 

" John Anderson. 

^^ Charles Bright told Deponent that the boundaries of 
Penn's land was at Cape Henlopen, on Fenicks's Island, and 
that he the said Charles Bright had lived on Bumney Marsh, 
near Fenicks's Island aforesaid, some years, and had fre- 
quently seen the said boundary, which was engraved with 
brass, and that he had often seen and knew the line that 
run from the said Boundary, which was West, and that the 
said Charles Bright then desired this Deponent to take 
notice of what he had said." 

Page 672 : 

" Brickurs Townsend, of Maryland, aged 88. 

^^ That the Deponent has heard his father say, that old 
Hugh Tingle told him, there was a tree on Fenwicks's 
Island, which had eight Brass Nails drove in it, and was 
supposed to be a boundary of the land to take up the 
Country. That he knows a place, on Fenwicks's Island, to 
the Southward of Indian Biver, which he has commonly 
heard called Cape Hinlopen." 

Page 678 : 

" James Sangster, aged 58. 

" That as he was travelling up from Virginia hither (to 
Maryland) with his mother, she shewed him a marked tree, 
near an Indian Town, at the head of a Creek called Asswa- 
man, which empties itself into a small bay or sound a little 
to the Northward of a place called Fenicks's Island, and said, 
that was a Boundary between Maryland and Pensilvania." 

Page 675 : 

^< James Sangster, aged 58. 

Testifies to appearances of Fenwick's Island at a distance 
similar to preceding. 



62 FENWICK 

" That he formerly followed whaleing and thereby became 
acquainted with the Sea Coaat, from the entrance of Del- 
aware Bay down to the Southward of Fenicks's Island, but 
has never been very far in the sea from it ; that he observed 
in foggy weather, at sea the said Island had the appearance 
of a cape, which, as he apprehends, is occasioned by Assawa- 
man Sound, which joins to it, but as it is approached nearer, 
it alters its form and does not appear to be a cape ; that he 
has heard that Fenicks's Island aforesaid, at the first settle- 
ment on Delaware Bay, was called Cape Henlopen, and that 
it has been called by one or other of those names ever since, 
which Island he apprehends, lies 80 miles Southward of the 
Southern Cape at the mouth of Delaware Bay." 

Page 676 : 

" William Burton, of Maryland, aged near 62. 

^^ That he has never been at sea, but has been in a high 
wood of about 100 acres on Fenicks's Island, and on the 
sea coast, which he has been informed by sailors has the 
appearance of a cape from the Sea, but as it is approached, 
that appearance vanishes, and there is no cape at all ; that 
it is by some people called the False Cape and by others 
Fenicks's Island; he never heard it called by any other 
name until he saw the printed map, mentioned in the late 
agreement, between the Proprietors of Pensilvania and 
Maryland, by which it is called Cape Hinlopen." 

Page 691 : 

" Boudoin Robins, of Maryland, aged 84. 

" Knows the places on the sea-coast called Indian Eiver 
and Phenix's Island." 

Page 692 : 

" John Miller, of Maryland, aged 44. 

" Is acquainted with Phenix's Island." 

Pages 695, 696, 706, 729, 778, 780, 781, 784, 785, 788, 
and 789 incidentally mention Fenwick's Island. 

Lippincott's " Pronouncing GTazetteer of the World :" 

"Fenwick's Island, off the east coast of Maryland, 



FENWICK 68 

Worcester Co., 20 miles south of Cape Henlopen, in lat 
Sgo 27' 1" K, Ion. 75° 2' 59" W. It has a light-house." 
. " At the Court of Common Pleas held in Lewes, Sussex 
county May 6th 1707 before Thomas Fisher, Joseph Booth, 
Jonathan Bailey, James Bussel and William Bagwell, Esqrs 
Justices of said court Thomas Fenwick appeared in open 
court and acknowledged and made over for the use of the 
Presbyterian professors for a Meeting House, School House 
and burial place a parcel of land in the town of Lewes be- 
tween the county road and the road that goes to Mr. Samuel 
Davis' plantation, on the Hill, containing one hundred foot 
square according to a deed of settlement bearing date May 
6th inst" (Records at Georgetown.) 

His will is dated March 22, 1708, and was probated May 
1, 1708, consequently he died in the interval. His place of 
burial is unknown, although it is assumed it was in the 
vicinity of Lewes. 

The writer has been informed that there was a graveyard 
upon Fenwick's Island, now overgrown with trees, and that 
about seventeen years ago the remcdns of six persons were 
found, but no tombstones ; possibly Thomas Fenwick and 
his family were buried there. 

The will of Thomas Fenwick is recorded at Georgetown, 
Delaware, Liber A, folio 77, as follows : 

" In the name of God Amen the twenty second day of 
March the seventh year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lady 
Anne Queen over England &c An"" Dom seventeen hundred 
eight I Thomas Finwick of Sussex County on Delaware 
being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind 
and memory thanks be therefore given unto God and call- 
ing unto mind the mortality of the body and that it is ap- 
pointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this 
my last will and testament that is to say first and princi- 
pally I give and recommend my soul to the hands of God 
that gave it hoping through the merits death and passion of 
Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer to have full and free 



64 PENWICK 

pardon and remission of all my sins and as for my body I 
recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like 
and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors 
hereafter nominated nothing doubting but through the 
mighty Power of God but I shall receive the same at the 
General Resurrection and as touching such worldly estate 
as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give 
devise dispose of the same in the following form. Item I 
will and ordain that my funerall charges and all the just 
and lawful debts that I owe be discharged and payed. Item 
I give and bequeath to my son James Fin wick and his heirs 
forever all my whole estate real and personall goods chattels 
stuff lands debts negroes tenements messuages and imple- 
ments whatsoever by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed 
excepting so much as shall be nominated hereafter in this 
present writing. Item I give unto Jacob KoUock and his 
heirs forever the house and lotts belonging to the said house 
as per Bargain may appear. Item I ^ve and bequeath to 
Edward Stretcher and Robert CUflbon and their heirs forever 
all that parcell of land between John Hepburn's and Jacob 
Kollock's fence with the half of the Savanna belonging to 
me next to Lewis Town. 

Item I will and ordain that the rest of the lots and the 
land formerly allotted for a street joining to it next John 
Paynter's be sold at the discretion of my Executors. Item 
I give and bequeath to Edward Stretcher and his wife Mar- 
garet Stretcher my daughter and their heirs forever six 
acres of land on Paton's Branch that I bought of Richard 
Paynter which the said Richard is to make over to them 
viz : the said Edward and Margaret his wife. Item I will 
and ordain that Edward Stretcher Live on and manage my 
plantation untiU such time as my son James comes to age 
he being now thirteen years last August and that my said 
son have his choice to live with the said Edward or either 
of my Executors. Item I ^ve and bequeath unto my said 
daughter Margaret Stretcher and her heirs all my spining 



PEITWTECK 66 

wheels cards and utensils and her choice of my beds. Item 
I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Clifton my sea 
bed. Item I give to Margaret Hepburn and her heirs my 
old horse Lodge and four barrels Indian Com or the value 
of the Com. Item I give and bequeath to my grandson 
Thomas Clifton and his heirs the half of the mares with en- 
crease belonging to me that run on the Island. I ^ve and 
bequeath to my granddaughter Sarah Clifton and her heirs 
my silver baker and I make leave constitute and ordain 
M' Samuel Davis and John Hepburn my only and sole 
Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby 
utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other 
former wills testaments legacies requests and Executors by 
me anyways made named willed or bequeathed ratifying 
„d eoKtag tti. ^i no other U. C^r., l«t JZl 
testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and seal the day and year above written. 

Thomas Finwick [sbal] 
Signed sealed and 
delivered in presence of 
Phillips Bussbll) 
John Cob 
John Hepbubn 



I 



Enow all men by these presents that whereas I Thomas 
Finwick have made and declared my last will and testament 
as above in writing bearing date as above the said Thomas 
Finwick do codicill confirm and ratifie my said will and 
testament and do give and bequeath unto my above said 
daughter Margaret Stretcher my youngest negro girl during 
the said Margaret Stretcher's life and the heirs of her own 
body then to her heirs forever and if not heirs of her body 
then the said negro girl to be returned to my heirs at the 
death of my said daughter Margaret Stretcher and my will 
and meaning is that this codicil or schedule be and be ad- 
judged to be part and parcel of my said last will and testa- 



66 FENWICK 

meDt and that all things herein contained and mentioned 
be ^thfiilly and truly performed and as ftilly and amply in 
every respect as if the same were so declared and set down 
in my said last will and testament. In witness whereof I do 
hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty eighth day of 
March 1708. 

Thomas Finwiok [bkal] 
Bigned sealed and delivered 
in presence of 
Phillips RdssbllI 
John Cob > 

John Hbpbubn J 

May the first, 1708, the above and within will was proved 
approved and insinuated by the oath and attest of Fhillipe 
Russell John Coe and John Hepburn the evidence subscrib- 
ing to the Bud will before us Deputy Registers appointed for 
that purpose who thereupon say that they saw the testator 
sign seal and deliver publish and declare the same to be his 
last will and testament and that to the best of their knowl- 
edge he was of a sound disposing mind and memory. 
John Hill 
Jonathan Bailt 
Signed by our Teste, 

RooBB CoBBBTT Clk ibire" 
Thomas Fenwick and Mary his wife had issue : 

2. Margaret, m. Edward Streteher. For account of 

their descendants see " Streteher Family." 
8. Anne, m. Robert Clifton. Issue : 
8'. Thomafi. 
8^ Sarah. 
4. James. 

n. 4. Jahbs Fbnwick, son of Thomas Fenwick (1) and 
Mary his wife, was bom, probably, at Lewes, Sussex County, 
Delaware, August, 1695, according to the statement in his 



FENWICK 67 

father's will, in which James is mentioned as thirteen years 
old August, 1708; he married Sidney (surname unknown); 
he is also said to have married a I^ancy Fisher, which has 
not been corroborated ; the former wife is mentioned in his 
will and appears to have been the mother of all his children. 
James Fenwick inherited the bulk of his father's realty 
and disposed of most of it during his Ufe. The following 
conveyances are recorded at Georgetown, Sussex County, 
Delaware : 

Liber A, folio 239. 1719. James Fenwick to John 
Shankland ; Liber F, folio 12, 1719, to same ; folio 16, 1722, 
to Miers; folio 17, 1722, to Palmone; folio 29, 1722, to 
Royal, et al.; folio 82, 1722, to Simon Kollock; folio 88, 
1722, to same, et al.; folio 77, 1722, to Woodward; folio 
106, 1722, to Eldridge; folio 144, 1722, to Chambers; folio 
258, 1728, to Roger trwn ; folio 273, 1728, to Philip Russell ; 
Liber F, folio 202, 1723, to same; Liber G, folio 124, 1782, 
to Bywater. 

James Fenwick died in the interim between the date of 
his will and its probate, Dec. 21, 1782, and Jan. 18, 1782. 
His will, recorded at Georgetown in Liber A, folio 290, is 
as follows : 

"Li The Name of God Amen the twenty first day of 
December Anno Dom one thousand seven hundred and 
thirty two I James Finwick of the County of Sussex on 
Delaware being sick of body but of good and perfect mem- 
ory thanks be to Almighty God and calling to remembrance 
the uncertidn estate of this transitory life and that all flesh 
must yield unto death when it shall please God to call do 
make and declare this to be my last will and testament in 
manner and form following: First being penitent and sorry 
for all my sins most humbly desiring forgiveness for the 
same I commend my soul unto Almighty God my Saviour 
and Redeemer in whom and by whose merrits I trust and 
believe aisuredly to be saved and to have full remilsion and 
forgiveness of all my Sins and to inherit the Kingdom of 



70 PENWICK 

once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testa- 
ment Principally and first of all I recommend my soul unto 
the hands of God that gave it and my body to be buried in 
a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my Executor 
or Executrix hereafter named and as for such worldly estate 
wherewith it hath pleased Gtod to bless me with in this life 
I ^ve devise and dispose of the same in the following man- 
ner and form, viz ; it is my will and I do order that in the 
first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and 
satisfied. 

Imprimis I will and bequeath unto my loving son William 
Pinwick the sum of five shillings to him his heirs & aisigns 
forever. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Mary 
SMdmore one third part of all my real estate of lands and 
likewise one third part of all my moveable estate freely to 
be possessed and enjoyed and her heirs and afsigns forever. 

Item I will and bequeath unto my loving grand-daughter 
Jean SMdmore another third part of all my real estate of 
lands and likewise a third part of my moveable estate freely 
to be possessed and enjoyed by her and her heirs and aisigns 
forever. 

Item I will and bequeath unto my loving grand-daughter 
Mary Skidmore the other third part of my real estate of 
land and likewise the residue of my moveable estate freely 
to be possessed by her and her heirs and afsigns forever. 

And likewise constitute and appoint my dearly beloved 
daughter Mary Skidmore to be my whole and sole Execu- 
trix of this my last will and testament disannulling all 
other former Wills and bequeath Executor and Executrix 
ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last 
will and testament 

Sign'd seal'd published and pro- "j Sidney Pinwick [seal] 
nounced by Sidney Pinwick to V 
be her last Will and Testament ^ 
Elisha Enox Thomas Noutton his mark. 



FEirWICK 71 

Memorandum This fifteenth day of July 1766 the within 
Elisha Knox and Thomas I^outton the two witnesBes to the 
within will subscribing appeared before me Jacob Kollock 
Reg' appointed for the probate of wills and granting letters 
of administration for the County of Sussex on Delaware and 
being duly qualified on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty 
God did severally declare that in their sight presence and 
hearing the testatrix Sidney Fin wick did sign and acknowl- 
edge the within writing, but as to her being in her perfect 
understanding they would not give a direct answer and 
that they and each of them subscribed the same as evidences 
at request and in presence of testatrix 

Test Jacob Kollock Reg'." 

It will be observed that the testatrix adheres to the same 
spelling of the surname as her husband. As she mentions 
only two of the children referred to in her husband's will, it 
is probable that the others had died. 

James Fenwick and Sidney his wife had issue : 

5. Thomas. 

6. William. 

7. James. 

8. Mary, m. Skidmore and had issue : 

8*. Jean. 
8^ Mary. 

9. Sidney. 

EEL 6. William Fenwick, son of James Fenwick (4) and 
Sidney his wife, was bom at Lewes, Sussex County, Del- 
aware, Sep. 19, 1727; m. Tabitha Dodd; d. Jan. 24, 1798. 
There are two conveyances by him recorded at Georgetown, 
Sussex Co., Del., Liber I, folio 862, 1762, to Train; Liber 
B. O, folio 209, to Dougherty. William Fenwick m. sec- 
ondly, Agnes . 

Issue by first marriage: 

10. David, m. Anna Barr. 

11. James. 



72 FENTWICK 

12. WiUiam. 
18. Joseph. 

14. Agnes, m. Samuel Blizzard. 

15. Ruth, m. Isaac Townsend. 

16. Sarah, m. Thomas Holsten. 
Issue by second marriage : 

17. Gideon. 

IV. 11. Jambs Fenwick, son of William Fenwick (6) and 
Tabitha Dodd his wife, bom in Sussex County, Delaware ; 
m. Nancy Hart Issue : 

18. Elizabeth. 

19. William. 

20. Sophia. / 

21. David. 

22. Matilda. 
28. Mary. 

24. Lida. 

25. James. 

26. Andrew. 

27. Nancy. 

28. Tabitha. 

29. John. 

80. Abigail. 

IV. 12. William Fbnwick, son of William Fenwick (6) 
and his wife Tabitha Dodd, b. at Lewes, Sussex Co., Del., 
Dec. 18, 1779; m. Amelia Hart; moved to Ohio 1816; d. 
Dec. 27, 1874. She was b. in Sussex Co., Del., May 12, 
1810. They had issue : 

81. David. 

82. John. 

88. James, m. Marinda Sloan. Issue : 

83». Minnie B. 

83*. Lucy. 
84. Russell. 



FENWICK 78 

85. Tabitha. 

86. Amelia. 

87. Joseph. 

V. 81. David Fbnwick, son of William Fenwick (12) and 
Amelia Hart, m. Eliza M. Gregg. He was Sheriff and 
Treasurer of Highland County, Ohio. Issue : 

88. William G., m. Anne O. Wilson. Issue : 

88*. Genevra. 
88^ Earl S. 
88^ Leontine. 
88*. Aleida. 

89. George Stanley, m. Rose E^ayser. 

V. 84. RussBLL Fbnwick, son of William Fenwick (12) 
and Amelia Hart, m. first, Margaret Sloan ; second, E[ath- 
erine E. Cometet Issue by first marriage : 

40. Helen M. 

41. Serena. 

Issue by second marriage : 

42. May, m. Anthony P. McFadden. Issue : 

42*. Eleanor Lee. 
48. James W., m. Ella C. Boberts. Issue : 
48*. Hazel Eletha. 
48\ Glen W. 
48*. Ruth May. 
48'. Howard James. 

44. John M., m. OUie F. Robinson. Issue : 

44*. William Ray. 

44*. Lucy Bell. 

44*. Minnie Elizabeth. 

45. Edward J., m. Emma S. Christman. Issue : 

45*. Floyd Russell. 

46. George W. 

47. Lida M. 

48. MolUe O. 

6 



H FENWICK 

V. 86. Tabitha Fbnwick, daughter of William Fenwick 
(12) and Amelia Hart, m. Henry Bingaman. Issue : 

49. Waiiam. 

50. Serena Ann. 

61. Nancy Ellen. 

62. Permelia. 

68. John D., m. Lucinda Benington. iMue: 

6S\ Daisy. 

68\ Nettie. 

68*. Ivy M. 

68*. George. 

68\ Gertie. 
64. David F., m. Hannah Boyd. Inue : 

64'. Cornelius. 

64\ Jenni«% 

64*. Bert 

64*. Walter. 
66. Mary C, m. McAdoo Robinson. iMue : 

66*. Myrta. 

66^ Effie J. 

66*. Sophia. 

66*. Frank. 

Y. 86. Amelia FenwicKi daughter of William Fenwick 
(12) and Amelia Hart, m. Joseph Roberts. Issue : 

66. Helen. 

67. Thomas, m. !■* Hannah Thomburg; 2»* . 

Issue by first marriage : 

67*. Irving. 
Issue by second marriage : 

67^. Millard. 

IV. 17. Gideon Fenwick, son of William Fenwick (6) 

and Agnes , b. Feb. 16, 1787, at Lewes, Sussex Co., 

Del. ; m. Naomi, dau. of James and I^aomi Gordon ; she 
was b. Dec. 29, 1791. They had issue : 



FENWICK 76 

68. James G., b. Jan. 28, 1817 ; d. 

69. Eliza A., b. Aug. 2, 1818 ; d. 

60. Mary J., b. Feb. 16, 1822; d. 

61. Emily 0.,b. July 23, 1824; living at Lewea, Del. 

62. William D., b. Aug. 20, 1828 ; d. 
68. John P., b. May 28, 18 ; d. 

64. Gideon W., b. Nov. 24, 1888; m. Lovella C. - 
Kay ; she waa b. Oct 28, 1846. Iwtie : 
64\ Francis £., b. Feb. 28, 1866. 
64*. Edwin T., b. Dec 22, 1866. 
64«. Harry E.> b. July 2, 1869. 
64^ Mary L, b. Sep. 19, 1871. 



pam^ 



I. 1. Thomas Davis was bom the early part of the seven- 
teenth century but where is unknown. Neither has it been 
definitely settled when he came to Yir^nia, although he 
was there, at least, as early as 1668. He received land for 
transporting eight persons into the colony, one of whom, 
it is assumed, was himself. The following is recorded at 
the Land Office at Richmond, Virginia, in Liber V, folio 
604: 

" To all Ac Whereas Ac now know ye that I the said Sir 
William Berkeley Knight Governor Ac give and grant unto 
Thomas Davis, four hundred acres of land, situate on the 
south side of Pocomock Biver in the County of Accomack : 
Be^nning at a branch called Davis's branch, and bounded 
on the Eastern part of the said branch on the I^orthem by 
Pocomock Biver on the Western by a line of marked trees 
running from the said Pocomock River south forty three 
poles to a comer tree marked, thence for the southern 
bounds East two hundred and one poles unto a Valley of 
the said Davis's branch. The said land being due by trans- 
portation of eight persons Ac. To have and to hold Ac 
To be held Ac Yeilding and Paying Ac Provided Ac Dated 
the fifth day of April one thousand six hundred and sixty 



six." 



Land Office, Annapolis, Maryland. Liber AVJLLL, folio 18 : 



" Thomas Davis 
400 Acres. 



On the Backside of a Patent Granted 

Thomas Davis by the Honble Sir William 

Berkley, Capt Generall of TTlrginia bearing date the 5th of 

April 1666 for four hundred acres of Land, Situate on the 

South side of Pocomock River in Accomack County, Begin- 
76 



DAVIS 77 

ning at a Branch called Davis his branch and bounded on 
the Eastern part by the said branch on the ^N'orthem by 
Pocomock Biver, on the Westeme by a line of marked 
Trees Running from the said Pocomock Biver three and 
forty pole to a comer Tree marked thence for the Southeme 
bounds, East two hundred and one poles imto a valley of the 
said Davis's branch was written thus : 

Lett Thomas Davis (making good Bights for the four 
hundred acres menconed in this Patent) have Patent out of 
the office for the same Given under my hand this 14th of 
May 1674 Charles Calvert 

March 28th 1678." 

Liber XVin, folio 200 : 
" Thomas Davis 
Patt 400 Acres. 



CECILnJS absolute Lord and Proprie- 
tary of the provinces of Maryland and 
Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore &c. To all persons to 
whom these presents shall come Greeting in our Lord God 
everlasting. WHEBEAS by Certain Articles of agreement 
bearing date the twenty-fifth day of June one thoosand b\x 
hundred sixty-eight Between our Dear Brother Phillip Cal- 
vert Esq Chancellor of our said Province of Maryland of the 
one part and Colonell Edmond Scarborough Surveyor Gten- 
erall of Virginia of the other part at and upon the Laying 
out the bounds and running the DivisionaU Ime between 
Maryland and ^rginia from Watkins point on the Easteme 
Bhoare of Chesapeake bay to the Sea Side, It was Cove- 
nanted and agreed that all persons who have surveyed and 
already Patented any lands in Bight of Virginia which are 
now fallen into the Divisional line and are appertaining unto 
our Baid Province should enjoy the said lands provided they 
Sued out their Pattents from us and made good their Rights 
to such lands within seven years and pay the whole fees 
due to our Dear brother our Chancellor aforesaid and the 
Secretary of our said Province and the half fees due to 
the Surveyor Gtenerall of our said Province for the said 
Patents. 



T8 DAVIS 

And whereas alflo Thomas Davis had granted unto him 
under the Seale of the Collony of Virginia bearing date the 
sixth day of April one thousand six hundred sixty-six four 
hundred acres of land situate on the South side of Potomacke 
Biver which is now fisillen into the Divisionall line and 
Thomas Davis having made good Bights for the same 
quantity. 

Now Enow ye that we for and in consideration of the said 
Articles hereafter to be by him the said Thomas Davis on 
his part performed and upon such conditions and Termes as 
are expressed in our conditions of plantacon of our said 
Province of Maryland under our Greater Seale at Armes 
bearing date at London the second day of July in the year 
of our Lord God one tiiousand six hundred forty-nine with 
such alteracons as in them is made by our Declaration bear- 
ing date the two and Twentieth day of September Anno one 
thousand six hundred fifty-eight and remaining upon Itecord 
in our said Province of Maryland. 

Do hereby Grant unto him the said Thomas Davis all that 
parcell of Land, Lying in Somerset County on the South 
Bide of Potomacke River, Beginning at a branch caUed 
Davises branch and bounded on the Easteme part by the 
said branch on the Northeme by Potomacke Biver on the 
Westeme by a Une of marked Trees running from the said 
Poccomocke Biver three hundred and forty perches to a 
Comer Tree marked thence for the Southeme bounds East 
two himdred and one perches unto a valley of the said 
Davises branch, Containing and now laid out for four hun- 
dred acres more or less, Together with Bights profits and 
benefits thereunto belonging Boyall mines Excepted, To 
have and to hold the same unto him the said Thomas Davis 
his heirs and assigns forever To be holden of us and our 
heirs as of our mannor of Somersett in fee and common 
Soccage by fealty only for all manner of services Yielding 
and paying therefore yearly unto us and our heirs at our 
receipt at our City of St Mary's at the two most usuall 



DAVIS 79 

feasts in the year Viz : at the feast of the feast of the An- 
nunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and at the feast of 
Bt. Miehaell the Arch Angell by even and equal porcons the 
Rent of eight Shillings Sterling in Silver or Gold, And for 
a fine upon every Alienation of the said Land or any part or 
parcell thereof one Whole years Rent in Silver or Gold or 
the ftill value thereof in such Commodities as we or our 
heirs or Such Officer or Officers appointed by us and our 
heirs from lime to lime to collect and receive the same Shall 
accept in discharge thereof at the choice of us and our heirs 
or Such Officer or Officers as aforesaid. Provided that if 
the said Thomas Davis his heirs or Assigns shall not pay 
unto us and our heirs or such Officer or Officers as aforesaid 
the said sum for a fine before such Alienacon and enter the 
said Alienation upon record either in the Provincial Court 
or in the County Court where the said parcell of land lyeth 
within one month next after such Alienacon made the said 
Alienation shall be void and of none Effect 

Given at our City of St. Mary's under our Great Scale of 
our said Province of Maryland the fifth day of October in 
the 48th year of our Dominion over our said Province Anno 
Domini 1674. 

Wittness our Dear Son Charles Calvert Esq our Capt. 
Generall and Chief Govemour of our said Province of 
Maryland.'' 

Proceedings of the Circuit Court for Somerset County, Md. 

Liber D. T., No. 7, folio 80 : 

Jan. 10, 1670, Thomas Davis was sued by Thomas Ryd- 
ings upon a promissory note dated July 18, 1668, for 450 
lbs. tobacco. The suit was continued. 
. Folio 87 : 

Nov. 8, 1670, publication of the marriage banns of Thomas 
Davis and Judith Bost. 

Liber A. Z., folio 80 : 

Nov. 20, 1671, bill of sale from Thomas Davis to Robert 
Cathin of a heifer. 



80 DAVIS 

Polio 188 : 

June 11, 1672. Thomas DaviB acknowledges the sale of 
a horse to Humphrey Davis. (No relationship is known.) 

The first reference to Thomas Davis in Sussex County, 
Delaware, is recorded at Dover in " The York Records," 
folio 240 : 

Patent from Governor Andros to Thomas Davis of 800 
acres called ^^ Good Luck," situate in Cedar Creek, west 
side of Delaware Bay. The date is left in blank. 

Polio 241 : 

Patent from same to same for 500 acres situate on the 
East side of Maspillin Creek. The date is also in blank. 

Scharf's "History of Delaware," page 1202, mentions 
Thomas Davis in a list of the settlers at the Whorekill in 
1677, in which he is credited with 800 acres, and in another 
list of 1678 he is credited with an additional 500; it is 
assumed that the previous patents are referred to. 

Deeds recorded at Princess Anne, Somerset Co., Md. 

Liber W. W., folio 281 : 

" Know all men by these Presents that I, Thomas Davis, 

of the whore kill, have Constituted . . . George Horsford 

to be my true and LawAilI Attorney ... in open Court 

for Somerset County ... to Acknowledge and Confirme 

. . . unto Robert Blades and John IJpshott, Both of the 

County aforesaid ... a Parcell of Land Lyeing on the 

South Side of Pocomoke river near James Hinderson which 

Thomas Davis Tooke up, . . . Lq Confirmation ... I have 

hereunto put my hand and fixed my seal this the 5 of feb- 

ruary Annoque Domini one thousand Six hundred seaventy 

Seaven 

Thomas Davis [seal]" 

Liber M. A., folio 458 : 

" This Lidenture made the thirteenth day of April in the 
fifth year of the Dominion of the R* hon*ble Charles abso- 
lute Lord and Proprietary of y* Provinces of Maryland and 
Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore &c and in the year of our 



DAVIS 81 

Lord God one thousand six hundred and eighty Betweene 
Thomas Davis of Somersett County in the Province of 
Maryland and Judith his wife of the one Part And Robert 
Blades of the said County of Sommersett and Province of 
Maryland plantor of the other part witnesseth that whereas 
the R* hon'ble Caecelius of noble memory by his deed of 
Grant under the great scale used in the said Province of 
Maryland for granting of Land there bearing date at S* 
Maries the fifth day of October in the xx3cxiij** year of his 
Dominion over Maryland &c Annoq Domini one thousand 
six hundred Seaventy four for the Consideration therein 
mentioned Did grannt unto the said Thomas Davis All that 
Parcell of Land Lieing in Sommersett County on the South 
side of Pocomoke river . . . containing fower hundred 
Acres more or Lesse . . . Now this Lidenture further witt- 
nesseth that the said Thomas Davis and Judith his wife for 
and in consideration of four thousand pounds of tobacco to 
them in hand paid by the said Robert Blades . . . And 
Lastly they the said Thomas Davis and Judith his wife Doe 
by these Presents . . . appoint George Hasfiirt of Somer- 
sett County in the Province of Maryland Chirurgean theire 
true and Lawfull Attorney ... to acknowledge the said 
flfbwer hundred Acres of Land . . . to . . . the within 
named Robert Blades before two or more of his Lopp* 
Justices of the peace for the County of Sommersett in the 
Province of Maryland . . . Li confermation and ftdl Assur- 
ance of the Truth above written the said Thomas Davis and 
Judith his wife to these Present Lidenture have put to theire 
hands and fixed theire scales the day and yeare first above 
written 

Signed Sealed &' delivered Thomas Davis [seals] 

in the preusence of us Judith Davis [seals] 

Luke Wattson 
John Roades 

Memorandum that this day to witt the eleaventh day of 
October one thousand six hundred and eighty before m* 



82 DAVIS 

Luke WattBon and m* John Roadea Chiefe Jualices of thoM 
Parts at the whore kills and adjacent Pleaces came Thomas 
Davis and Judith his wife parties to the within written In- 
dentures . . . And the said Judith being by the said Jus- 
tices ALoud and secretly examined Did acknowledge the 
ffower hundred Acres of Land ... to be the right of him 
the said Robert Blades . . . Taken before us the day and 
year aforesaid. Lukb Wattson 

John Roadbs 

Oeorge Hasfurt Chirurgean appeared before William 
Stevens and Thomas Newbold two Justices of the Peace for 
Somerset County on ll*"* April 1681 and acknowledged the 
above deed as Attorney for Thomas Davis and Judith his 
wife." 

Thomas Davis survived his wife, it is assumed, as her 
name is not mentioned in his will. It is not known when 
he died nor where he was buried. EQs will is recorded at 
Georgetown in Liber A, folio 27, as follows : 

" In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Davis Sen' in the 
County of Sussex in the Teritories of the Province of Penn- 
sylvania being very sick and weak in body but of good and 
perfect memoiy thanks be to Almighty God and calling to 
rememberance the uncertain estate of this transitory life and 
that flesh must yeald unto death when it shall please God to 
call doe make constitute ordain and declare this my last 
Will and Testament in manner and form following Revok- 
ing and annuUing by these Presence all and every Testaments 
and Testament Will and Wills heretofore by me made and 
declared either by word or writing and this to be taken 
onely for my last Will and Testament and none other and 
first being penitent and sorry from the bottom of my hart 
for all my sins past most humbley desire forgiveness for the 
same. I give and commit my Soul unto Almighty God my 
Saviour and Redeemer in whome by the merrits of Jesus 
Christ I trust and beleave aisuredly to be saved and to have 
full remilsion and forgiveness of all my sins and that my 



DAVIS 88 

Boul with my body at the generall day of Resurrection shall 
rise again with joy and through the merritB of Christ's death 
and passion polsess and inherit the Kingdom of Heaven 
prepared for his Elect and Chosen and my body to be 
buried in such place as my Executors shall seem meet 
hereafter named and now for the Settling of my Temporal! 
estate and such Gk>ods Chatties and Debts as it hath pleased 
Gtod fare above my disarts to bestow upon me, I doe order 
give and dispose the same in manner and form following 
that is to say : 

First, I will that all those Debts duties as I owe in right 
or conciance to any manner of person or persons whatso- 
ever shall be well and truly contented and paid within con- 
veniant time after my decease by my Executors hereafter 
named. 

Iterrij I give and bequeath unto my well beloved sons 
Thomas Davis and Richard Davis the neck of Land which I 
am seattled on formerly called Davises Neck with all the 
I4>purtinance8 thereunto belonging forever each Son to have 
their equall part of the aforesaid Keck and to have there 
benefit proportionable in the plantation alike while such 
'time as please God they shall be capable to devide their 
part equaUy between tiiem and tiieir heire forever which I 
accorligly give to them and their heirs forever and if pleas 
God either of my sons Thomas or Richard should die before 
they come to mans estate or without lawfuU issue of their 
bodeys then I will and desire that my other three sons 
hereafter named shall equally have that part between them 
and their heirs forever divided between them. 

/tern, I ^ve and bequeath to my other four sons Robert 
Davis, John Davis, Samuel Davis and Bei^amin Davis the 
other part of my Land or neck formerly called the Low 
House Neck to them and their heirs forever each of them 
their part thereof equally devided between them and their 
heirs forever, Likewise I desire that each of my four sons 
Robert, John, Samuel and Benjamin, take their parts being 



84 DAVIS 

devided as they come to age without murmuring or contro- 
versy with each other and if please God either of my sons 
herein named should die before they attain to age or with- 
out lawfiill issue then I will and desire that the survivors or 
longest livers of the aforesaid sons shall injoy proportionably 
there equall parts thereof. 

Lastly, I make and appoint my well beloved Friend M' 
John Nutter and Mr John Hill both of them to my Two 
Executors to these aforesaid premi&es and for the true 
meaning thereof I have hereunto sett my hand and fixed my 
seal this Thirteenth day of January one thousand Six Hun- 
dred ninety and eight. 
Signed and Sealed in the 
presence of us, ^ Thomas Davis Sen* [sbal] 

Thomas Tilton 

William Stableton 

Thomas Price" 

The date of probate is not recorded. 

It will be observed in the foregoing that none of the sons 
had attained their mtgority. 

Thomas and Judith Davis had issue : 
2. Thomas. 
8. Bichard. 
4. Robert 
6. John. 

6. Samuel. 

7. Benjamin. 

n. 2. Thomas Davis, apparently, the eldest son of 
Thomas Davis (1) and Judith his wife, was bom probably in 
Somerset County, Maryland, circa 1671, as his parents were 
married the preceding year; he married, circa 1700, Mary, 
widow of Henry Bowman, Jr., of Sussex Co., Del. 

Deeds recorded at Georgetown, Sussex Co., Del. 

Liber A, foUo 192 : 

Dec. 10, 1694. Conveyance by William Clark, Admin- 



DAVIS 86 

istrator of Henry Bowman, dec'd., of 800 acres of land 
adjoining Deprey's Neck near Cedar Creek. 

Liber B, foUo 161 : 

" William Clark, of Sussex County, Delaware, Merchant, 

administrator of Henry Bowman late of the said County of 

Sussex deceased ... in consideration of one hundred and 

thirty pounds current silver money of province of Penn- 

sylvania to him in hand paid by Thomas Davids of the 

aforesaid County of Sussex yeoman hath sold . . . unto 

the said Thomas ... a certain tract or parcel of land, 

called Davids farm being part of a tract of Land called 

Bowmans farms formerly surveyed for and in the posession 

of the said Heniy Bowman deceased situate lying and being 

on the west side of Delaware bay and on the north side of 

a Creek called Slaughter Creek in the said County of 

Sussex . . . containing and laid out for eight hundred 

acres of land . . . Li witness whereof the said WiUiam 

Clark as Adm' set his hand & seal first day, fourth month, 

1697. 

William Clark. 

Witnesses : 

Luke Watson 

John Hill 

Thomas Oldman." 

Liber A, folio 198 : 

Oct 4, 1702. Thomas Davis, of Sussex County, Del- 
aware, and Mary his wife, widow of Henry Bowman, Jr., 
dec'd., convey to Thomas Tilton, of same place, 127 acres 
situate at Cedar Creek. 

Liber B, foUo 191 : 

" July 26, 1704. Thomas Davis, of Slaughter Neck, Sus- 
sex County, Delaware, Planter, conveys to Mark Manlove, 
of Kent Co., QtenK 

Whereas Henry Bowman, late of Sussex County, dec'd., 
by deed made the tenth day of the third month 1686 and 
acknowledged and confirmed in open Court held at Lewes 



8« DAVIS 

for ye Baid County of Sussex on ye twelfth day of the said 
third month according to Law did bargain sell and convey 
unto Griffith Jones of Philadelphia merchant ... a certain 
tract of land plantation houses and appurtenances which he 
the said Henry Bowman had purchased of and from John 
Outham of Summerset County in Maryland containing five 
hundred acres situate lying and being in ye County of Sus- 
sex aforesaid on ye South west side of Cedar Creek acyoin^- 
ing to ye land of Alexander Draper and the land that was 
formerly laid out for Heniy Peddington Backward and the 
said Griffith Jones by his lavrful attorney Samuel Preston 
in open Court held at Lewes aPs'd on ye sixth day of March 
1699 did assign make over and acknowledge the said five 
hundred acres of land and premises unto Henry Bowman 
eldest son of the said Henry Bowman Sr. deceased accord- 
ing to law and for as much as the said Henry Bowman Jr. 
since deceased in his lifetime by his last will and testament 
proved and improved according to law bearing date the 19th 
day of August 1700 did give and bequeath unto ye child 
that Mary his wife then was with and now the lawfiil wife 
of me the said Thomas Davis the one half of ye said land 
and plantation and if the said child die without issue the 
whole land plantation to return to ye said Mary my wife 
and to be disposed as she shall see meat and whereas the 
said child in its infancy long since deceased Now know ye 
that I ye said Thomas Davis for and in consideration of the 
sum of twenty five pounds current money of Pennsylvania 
• • . paid by Mark Manlove of Kent County in the terri- 
tories aforesaid gent. . . . Have . . . sold . . . the said 
five hundred acres of land . . , one hundred twenty seven 
acres part whereof at ye special order and request of the 
said Mark Manlove we have already made over and con- 
firmed unto Thomas Tilton ... in open Court held at the 
said Lewes for the said County of Sussex the third day of 
November 1702 . . . Li Witness whereof I the said Thomas 
Davis have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth 



DAVIS 87 

day of July in ye thii^ year of ye reign of our sovereign 
lady Queen Anne over England and Anno. Dom. 1704 
Sealed and delivered Thomas Davis [seal] 

in presence of 

Jambs Sbatown, Ybats CoinfBLL 
Nbhbmiah Fibld.'' 
The dates of the deaths of Thomas Davis and his wife 
have not been founds nor did they leave any wills. They 
had issue : 

8. Thomas. 

9. Nehemiah. 

10. Samuel. 

11. Mary, m. Spencer. 

nX 8. Thomas Davis, son of Thomas Davis (2) and Mary 
his wife, was born, presumably, at Slaughter Neck, Cedar 
Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, rirca 1702; he 
married in 1726, Katharine, widow of Ghtbriel Henry. 
Henry's will, recorded at Georgetown in Liber A, folio 216, 
is dated April 27, 1726, and was probated May 11, 1726. 
He is styled of Sussex County and his occupation that of a 
cooper. He bequeaths to his wife, Katharine Henry, his 
entire estate and appointed her sole Executrix. His widow 
married Thomas Davis prior to Oct. 18, 1726, as she appears 
at that date as his wife in the following deed recorded at 
Georgetown, Liber F, folio 170 : 

<< I, Katharine Davis, wife of Thomas Davis, in and of the 
County of Sussex upon Delaware greeting . . . Know ye 
that the said Katharine Davis for the love and affection that 
I the said Katharine Davis do bear unto my loving husband 
Thomas Davis aforesaid, I the said Katharine Davis being 
in perfect memory have given, granted and confirmed . . . 
unto my said husband Thomas Davis a certain parcell or 
tract of land called Susan's Paths being part of a tract of 
Henry Bowmans land called Bowmans farms situate and 
being in Slaughter Neck in Sussex County aforesaid . . . 



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88 DAVIS 

containing and Ifdd out for one hundred acres of land as by 
the certificate of Survey bearing date Hie twelfth day of 
April in the year ninety three laat past may appear . . , 
and I the Baid Katharine Davis do hereby couBtitate and 
appoint . . . my trusty friends Luke Wattaon and Andrew 
Haverloe both of the County aforesud ... to be my lawiiil 
attorneys ... to acknowledge . . . this instrument in 
open Court . . . unto my said husband Thomas Davis . . . 
In witnesseth whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this thirty first day of October in the tliirteenth year of 
the reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of Ood 
of Oreat Btittain and King Anno Dom one thousand seven 
hundred and twenty six 
Sealed and delivered in preeence of us 
KiOHARD Davis, Lueb Wattbon 
Ja Whitb 

Eathakine Davis [sbal] 

Sossez County ) 

Stat« of Delaware / The within vmtten deed , . , waa 

[com. seal] acknowledged ... in open Court . . . 

held . . . November Anno Dom. One thousand seven hun- 
dred and twenty six by t^e within named Andrew Haverloe 
and Luke Watteon attorneys." 

July 25, 1726, Thomas Davis was appointed a Justice. 
(Scharf 8 " Hjb. of Del.," p. 133 ; also Pa. Ar., See. Ser., p. 
665.) 

Deeds recorded at Georgetown, Sussex Co., Del. 

Liber F, folio 488 : 

"Lewes, Apr. 10, 1728. Ree'd. then of William Till, 
Trustee of the Gen. Loan Office for the County of Sussex 
upon Delaware, Two hundred Pounds in Bills of Credit of 
the Counties of New Castle, Kent & Sussex upon Delaware 
which were paid into the Loan Office much worn & ex- 
changed for new bills according to Law. The sud bills were 
the day above written burnt by us the subscribers being the 



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DAVIS 89 

Committee appointed for this present year. Witness our 
hands: 

RlOHAKD HiNMAN. 

John Roades. 

£ 200. Thomas Davis.*' 

A similar entry appears upon the same page. 

Liber H, foUo 158 : 

<< This Indenture made the seventeenth day of April in the 
third year of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the 
Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King 
defender of the faith, Anno Domini one thousand, Seven 
Hundred and thirty. 

Between Thomas Davis, Junr., of the County of Sussex 
upon Delaware of the one part, and James Haverloe, of the 
same County, of the other part 

Witnesseth that the said Thomas Davis Junr. and Cath- 
erine his wife in consideration of the sum of Forty Pounds 
current money of America • • . have . . . sold • . . unto 
the said James Haverloe ... A certain parcel of land, 
containing and laid out for one hundred acres of land called 
<^ Susan's Paths" being part of a tract of Henry Bowman's 
land called ^< Bowmans Farms" formerly purchased by Deed 
of Sale of Henrick Ahasuerus late of this County of Sussex 
afed. dec'd. by Gabriel Heniy late of the said County dec'd., 
and was made over to the said Gabriel Henry ... in Open 
Court at Lewes for the County of Sussex afed. on the eighth 
day of December Anno Domini One Thousand, Seven Hun- 
dred and Ninety-Eight as by the said Deed may at large 
I4>pear. And I intermarrying with the widow of the said 
Ghibriel Henry who is my wife now at this instant had the 
said land made over and acknowledged to me from her by 
deed of Gift in open Court of Common Pleas held at Lewes 
for the County of Sussex afed. in November one thousand 
seven hundred and twentynsix, the said land, lying and being 
in Slaughter Neck in the County of Sussex afed. . . . con- 
taining and laid out for one hundred acres of land. 

7 



90 DAVIS 

In Witness Whereof the said Thomas Davis and Catherine 
his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and 
y«. tot rto™ ^tten. 
Sealed and Delivered 
in presence of 
Wm. Spbncbr 

Abraham Parslbt Thomas Davis Junr. [sbal] 

IsAAO Whitb. Eatharinb Davis [sbal] 

August Term, 1747. i 

Sussex on Delaware / The within named Thomas Davis, 

Loco having proved in Open Court that this Deed of 
Com. Sig. Sale from him and his former wife Catherine to 

James Haverloe was duly acknowledged in a 
Court held at the County afed. the 21st of April 1730 the 
said Deed being for 100 acres of land in Cedar Creek Hun- 
dredy the Court took the same into consideration and it ap* 
pearing to them that there had been a neglect of the then 
Deputy Clerk in not entering and properly certifying the 
said acknowledgment they ordered this Certificate to be en- 
dorsed and entered in the Books of Acknowledgments this 
sixth day of Augst 1747. 

Test 

R* Holt. Prothon. &c." 

liber G, folio 210: 

Alexander Draper, of Sussex Co., Del., Merchant, conveys 
to Thomas Davis, of same place, yeoman, land in Sussex Co. 

Liber G, folio 825 : 

<< I, Thomas Davis, of the County of Sussex upon Dela- 
ware yeo" ... for ... ye true love and affection that I do 
bear unto my loving brother Kehemiah Davis of the same 
County yeoman . . . have given . . . unto the said Nehe- 
miah Davis . . . one moiety of all and singular the lands 
and marsh that my late father Thomas Davis of this County 
dec'd died possessed or seized of in this County or else- 
where particularly of two tracts of land situate lying and 



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being in Slaughter Neck in ye County afed. one of which 
was purchased by the said Thomas Davis now dec'd of 
William Clark late of this County gent dec'd containing 
eight hundred acres of land called Davids farm this said 
William Clark being adminr. of Henry Bowman late of this 
County also dec'd and the said land was also purchased 
since by the said Thomas Davis dec'd of a certain John Bow- 
man of this County yeo"" grandson & heir at law to the 
afe^ Henry Bowman as by deed of release may more fiilly 
I4>pear the other tract containing one hundred and forty 
acres of land and marsh was likewise purchased by ye said 
Thomas Davis dec'd of Alexander and Heniy Draper both 
of this County lately dec'd both which tracts of land the 
said Thomas Davis dec'd father to ye parties abovesaid 
dyed possessed of the said two tracts of land joining and 
lying contiguous to one another were plotted under one and 
a dividing line equally through both tracts of land and 
marsh wi^ run ouJ from head to foot or from front to rear 
by William Shankland, dep'y, survey, of this County. . . . 
ye said Thomas Davis party to these for the . . . considera- 
tions above mentioned give . . . unto the above named 
Nehemiah Davis ... all ye knd and marsh lying and 
being on the south side of this New dividing line from head 
to foot or from front to rear containing three hundred acres 
more or less. ... In Witness whereof I the said Thomas 
Davis have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day 
Anno Dom 1740. 

Thomas Davis [sbal]" 

Liber H, folio 161 : 

<^ This Indenture, made the sixth day of August in the 
year of our Lord God one thousand, seven hundred and 
fortynseven. Between Thomas Davis of the County of Sus- 
sex upon Delaware Esq. of the one part and Luke Davis 
* yeo' of the same county of the other part 

Witnesseth that the said Thomas Davis in consideration 
of the sum of Five Pounds current money of Pennsylvania 



92 DAVIS 

. • • hath . . . sold • . . unto the said Luke Davie . . • 
A certain parcel of land situate lying and being in Slaughter 
Neck in the County of Sussex afid. being part of a greater 
tract of land belonging to the said Thomas Davis his 
fiftther and it was part of these lands called < Bowman's 
Farms' . . • containing two hundred and fiAy-five acres 
of land. . . • 

In Testimony Whereof he hath hereunto set his hand 
and aflixed his seal the day and year first above written. 
Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 
li Whitb 
Laban Carpenter Thos. Davis [seal]" 

MULFORD TeNNANT. 

Liber H, folio 222 : 

May 29, 1749. Samuel Davis and Mary Spencer, widow, 
both of Sussex Co., convey to their brother Kehemiah 
Davis land they inherited from their fiftther, Thomas Davis. 
Their brother Thomas Davis is mentioned. 

The exact date of the death of Catherine, first wife of 
Thomas Davis, has not been ascertained. April 17, 1780, 
she joined with her husband in the deed to James Haverloe, 
previously stated, which is the last appearance of her name ; 
it is quite probable, therefore, that she died shortly after, 
for Feb. 22, 1786, Thomas Davis' second wife Sarah is 
referred to in the will of her &ther, Heniy Draper. 

Thomas Davis married his second wife Sarah, daughter 
of Heniy Draper and Sarah Kipshaven, prior to 1736, as 
previously indicated. Her father's will, recorded at George- 
town, Liber A, folio 810, dated Feb. 22, 1786, refers to his 
^^ daughter Sarah Davis, the wife of Thomas Davis of this 
County." (See Draper Family.) BQs first wife had no chil- 
dren by either husband. 

Thomas Davis died between the date of his will and its 
probate, Jan. 1, 1754, and Oct 9, 1764. The will is re- 
corded at Georgetown in Liber B, folio 76, as follows : 



DAVIS 98 

<< In The Name of God Amen : I Thomas Davis of the 
County of Soseex upon Delaware Oten^ this first day of Jan- 
uary in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred 
and fiAy four being sick of body but of perfect mind and 
memoiy thanks be given therefore and calling to mind the 
mortality of my body do make and ordain this my last Will 
and Testament knowing that it is appointed for all men 
once to die and principally and first of aU I bequeath my 
Soul unto God who gave it hoping through the merits of 
Jesus Christ my Saviour to receive the same again at the 
general resurrection of the just and as touching such worldly 
estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in 
this life I give and dispose of in the following manner and 
form. 

Impr'y I will and desire that all my just debts and funeral 
charges which I owe to any man in law equity or conscience 
be immediately paid and discharged after my decease. 

Itenij I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife 
Sarah Davis the choice of all my horses or horse-kind and 
her saddle and bridle as a legacy over and above her Thirds 
of my moveable estate and I also give unto the Executors 
hereafter mentioned all the profits of my lands for and 
during the tenn of five years provided the said Executors 
shall pay unto the Loan Office the sum of Thirty Pounds 
or thereabouts and keep the farm whereon I now live un- 
damnified as touching the said Loan Office And fiirther I 
oblige all concerned not to cut any live timber on either of 
my Tracts of Land below the Lane Road. 

Iterrij 1 give and bequeath unto my son Isaac Davis all 
my manor plantation from Isaac Draper's Comer White 
Oak standing at the head of the branch then going down 
the middle of the branch until it comes to tiie old going over 
from Luke Davises that was and then upon the South side 
of the branch till it comes down to Isaac Draper's Comer 
Stake and so all the Land and Marsh on the South side of 
the flat Inlet keeping a peace of Marsh that I am obliged 



94 DAVIS 

to make over to my brother Nehemiah Davis. I ^ve and 
bequeath unto my eon Isaac Davis one half part of all my 
Marsh in Log-house Neck to him his heirs and aisigns 
forever and also one negro boy named Jacob and also a bed 
and furniture to him and also a year's schooling. 

Iterrij I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Davis all 
the plantation that I bought of Luke Davis with all the 
Land and appurtenances thereunto belonging and the other 
half part or moiety of my Marsh in Log-house Neck to him 
his heirs and assigns forever and I also give unto him fur- 
ther one negro Boy named Ben and Two Cows and Calves 
and a bed and furniture and Fifty Pounds current money of 
Pennsylvania to be paid to him when he shall arrive to the 
age of twenty years to him his heirs and assigns forever. 

IteMy I give and bequeath unto my daughter Bety Davis 
one negro Girl named Bachel and a bed and furniture and 
Two Cows and Calves and Eighty Pounds of current money 
of Pennsylvania to be paid unto her when she shall come of 
age or on the day of marriage provided she should many 
before she comes of age or in case the negro girl should 
die before she receives her Thirty pounds shall be paid her 
in lieu of the said negro Girl Bachel to her her heirs and 
assigns forever, and also one year's schooling. 

Item, I give unto my son Heniy Davis Two year's school- 
ing before he shall arrive to the age of sixteen. 

Iterrij I give and bequeath unto my Three Children Isaac 
Davis Henry Davis and Bety Davis all the residue of my 
Estate that is not yet given away to be equally divided 
among them to them their heirs and assigns forever. 

Itemy I will and desire and hereby nominate and appoint 
my well beloved wife Sarah Davis and my eldest son Isaac 
Davis to be my only and Sole fexecutors of this my last Will 
and Testament, ratifying and confirming this and no other 
to be my last Will and Testament And likewise I do 
hereby nominate and appoint my loving firiend Avery 
Draper to be my only and sole Guardian to my Three 



DAVIS 96 

children, viz; Isaac Davis Henry Davis and Bety Davis 
from the day of my death till they shall arrive to age of 
twenty years, and farther that they shall not bargain nor 
deal to the value of Five Pounds without the said Guar- 
dian's leave. 

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
affixed my seal the day and year within above written. The 
word / and Marsh / interlined between the third & fourth 
lines of the clause of Isaac's Legacy before Sealing and 
deUvering. 

Signed Sealed published pronounc'd & ^ 
declared as his last Will and Testament V Thos Davis [seal] 
in presence of us the subscribers J 

^ , ^ ^ ^ October the 9*»» 1754 

William Arnall Isabella Braden I t x -x u v j 

„ ^ > Let it be remembered 

Henrt Draper. I xv x -x • i Txr-n 

y that it IS also my will 

that none of my wearing Apparel be appraised and that my 

brother Samuel Davis have a suit of my Clothes out of my 

effects. This memorandum made the date above written at 

the request of the above Thomas Davis by me W"" Bowness. 

County of Sussex 

Memorandum this 29*** of December 1754 
the above named Isabella Braden and on the 18*^ of Feb- 
ruary W" Arnall Two of the witnesses to the above and 
within Will subscribing appeared before me Jacob KoUock 
Dep* Reg' appointed for the probate of Wills and granting 
Lett™ of Adm" for the County of Sussex afores* & on their 
solemn oaths did severally declare that in their sight pres- 
ence and hearing the Testator Thomas Davis Esq' did sign 
seal and acknowledge the above and within writing to be 
his last Will & Testam^ & that at the doing thereof the Tes- 
tator was of a sound k p'fect disposing mind memory & 
judgm* & that they & each of them together with Heniy 
Draper subscribed the same as evidences at request and in 
presence of the Testator Test Jacob Kollock Beg"' 



96 DAVIS 

Thcmm Drnvk aad his second wife, Sanh Draper, hid 
isBne: 

12. Isuc 
18. Heniy. 

14. Elizabeth (caUed Befy and Polly). See Stretcher 
Famity; ako her brother Henry's will for ref- 
erence to her marriage to Edward Stretcher. 
See Stretcher Famfly for descendantB. 

IV. 13. HsKRT Davis, son of Thomas Dmvis (8) aad 
Sarah Draper, was bom in Sussex Co., DeL The data re- 
ferring to him has not been collated. His will, however, 
recorded at Oeorgetown, liber B, folio 288, is as foDows : 

^ In the Name of Qod Amen, the ninth day of May Anno : 
One Thousand Seven Hondred Sixty Five I Henry Davis of 
the Coonty of Sussex on Delaware Gent^ being weak and 
sick of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be 
given to Almighty God therefore calling to mind the mor- 
tality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all 
men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and 
Testament, that is to say : principally and first of all I give 
and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty Gk>d 
who gave it hoping at the general Resurrection to receive 
the same again by the mighty power of God and my body I 
do recommend to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of 
my Execuf hereafter named, and as touching such worldly 
estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life 
I give and devise and dispose of the same in manner and 
form following. 

Item, I win and desire that all my lawful Debts and Lega- 
tes and funeral charges be first paid and discharged. 

Itenij I will and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife 
Susanna Davis the sum of Twenty five Pounds current 
money of this Government to her, her heirs and assigns. 

lienij I give and bequeath unto my loving son Thomas 
DaviB all and singular my estate of lands and tenements to 



DAVIS 97 

him his heirs and alsigns and in case my son Thomas should 
die without lawftd issue then my will and meaning is that 
the above said land and premises should fidl to my loving 
sister Betty Stretcher now the wife of Edward Stretcher of 
the City of Philadelphia to her and the issue of her to them 
flieir heirs and afeigns and in case my sister Betty Stretcher 
should die without Issue then my will and meaning is that 
the aforesaid land and premises shall fisdl to my loving cousin 
Thomas Davis son of my uncle Samuel Davis to him his 
heirs and assigns. 

Itemy I will and desire that my loving wife Susanna Davis 
shall e^joy all and singular the profits of the abovesaid land 
and premises during her natural life, if she do not marry, 
but if she should marry then my will and meaning is that 
she shall give up peaceable and quiet possession of all the 
abovesaid Lands and Tenaments unto the lawful heir above 
mentioned. 

Item, I give and bequeath all and singular my personal 
estate not yet bequeathed unto my loving son Thomas Davis 
to him his heirs and aisigns. 

Itemy I will and desire that my loving wife Susanna Davis 
shall have the use and profits of all and singular of my per- 
sonal estate during her natural life if she does not marry, 
but if she should marry my will and meaning is that she 
immediately pay or cause to be paid the abovesaid personal 
estate unto such person or persons who are or may be au- 
thorized to receive the same. 

Item^ I will and desire that no charge be brought against 
my estate for Schooling, clothing and accommodating of 
my son Thomas Davis during his mother's widowhood and 
he be school'd and brought up in a Christian manner. 

IteMy I will and desire that if my son Thomas Davis 
should die without lawfiil issue then my personal estate 
to be equally divided among my sister Betty Stretcher's 
children and for want of such heirs, to £bi11 to my cousin 
Thomas Davis son of my uncle Sam^ Davis. 



98 DAVIS 

Hem^ I win and desire and do hereby nominate and iq>- 
point my well beloved wife Susanna Davis my only and 
sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. In wit- 
ness whereof I have set my hand and seal the day and year 
within written. 

Sealed, pronounced published and de- ^ 
livered as his last Will and Testament V Henbt Davis [seal] 
in presence of us the subscribers ^ 

Memorandum this seventh day of August 1765 the above 
named Thomas Heaverloe and John Cirwithin appeared 
before me Jacob KoUock Eegr appointed for the Probate of 
Wills and Granting Lett" of Administration for the County 
of Sussex on Delaware and being duly qualified on the Holy 
Evangelists of Almighty God did on their oaths severally 
declare that in their sight presence and hearing the Testator 
Henry Davis did sign seal publish pronounce and declare 
the above and within writing to be his Last Will and Testa- 
ment and that at the doing thereof the Testator was of a 
Bound and perfect disposing mind memoiy and Judgment 
they and each of them subscribed the same as evidences at 
request and in presence of the Testator 

Test Jacob Eollock Reg"' 

According to the foregoing will Henry Davis and Su- 
sanna, his wife, had issue : 
15. Thomas. 



Pvapev 



L 1. Alexander Draper, the settler in America and 
founder of the fiunily of which this genealogy treats, ap- 
pears to have been bom at Little Bolton, Lancashire, Eng- 
land, and, like many of the colonists, to have named his 
newly acquired land after his native place, as << Little Bolton" 
was the name given to two of the grants received by him, 
one in Somerset County, Maryland, the other in Sussex 
County, Delaware. The following is quoted from the JEh- 
cychposdia Britannica : 

<< Bolton, or Bolton le Moors, a municipal and parliamen- 
tary borough of England, in the County of Lancashire, 11 
miles N. W. of Manchester. It is divided by the Croal, a 
smaU tributary of the Jewell, into Great and Little Bolton, 
the former of which is situated on the south side of the 
stream. Bolton is of some antiquity, but had little im- 
portance until the introduction of the woollen manufisu^ture 
by Flemish immigrants about 1887. Several centuries aft;er- 
wards its industries received a ftirther development from a 
body of French reftigees, driven from their own country by 
the Edict of Nantes. During the Civil War of the 17th 
century the inhabitants espoused the popular side, and their 
town was taken by storm in 1644 by the RoyaUsts under 
Prince Rupert and the Earl of Derby." 

The date of Alexander Draper's birth has not been ascer- 
tained beyond approximation. Bis firat wife, Catherine, 
made deposition in 1678, wherein she testified << that she is 
about thirty seven years of age," consequently she was bom 
in 1636 ; as her husband was, no doubt, several years her 
senior, he was probably bom circa 1630. 

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100 DRAPER 

The first reference to Alexander Draper is recorded at 
the Land Office, Annapolis, Maryland, in Liber lY, folio 
681: 

" August 16, 1660. Warrant to lay out for Alexander 
Draper three hundred acres of land returned (returnable ?) 
the last of June next, by which time he is to make his rights 
appear on record." 

According to this, he probably came to Maryland in the 
year 1660, as rights for transporting persons into the Prov* 
ince were usually entered shortly after their arrival. 

Liber V, foUo 268 : 

<^ April 28, 1668. Alexander Draper enters these rights, 
vizt: himself, Catherine his wife, Edmund Furlong, his 
servant.'' 

It will be observed, therefore, that Alexander Draper was 
married to his first wife prior to his arrival in Maryland, 
which prevented her surname being obtained. As the 
rights entered would only have entitled him to 160 acres, as 
fifty acres were allowed for each person, the rights of three 
others must have been assigned to him to have entitled him 
to the above warrant for 800 acres. Such was the fitct, as 
will appear. 

Liber V, foUo 268 : 

April 28, 1668. William Watson assigns his rights to 
60 acres due for transportation of his wife Rebecca to Alex- 
ander Draper. 

Same folio and date : 

William Joanes (Jones ?) assigns his rights to 60 acres to 
Draper. 

Same folio and date : 

William Wilkinson assigns his rights to 60 acres to Draper. 

Same folio and date : 

^< I, James Jolley, do assign over unto Alexander Draper 

these rights, vizt : Deborah Webb, Katherine Wallis, John 

Child. hi. 

James X Jollbt." 

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DRAPER 101 

Same folio and date : 

^< I, Margaret Jenifer, do assign over all my right, title 
and interest of one Right for my transportation into this 
Province unto Daniel Jenifer, my brother. In witness 
whereof I have set my hand this 28 April, 1668. 

Margaret Jenifer. 

April, 1668. 

Test: James X Jollet 

OQArk 

On the Backside it followeth : 

I do assign over unto James JoUey the within mentioned 
Right Witness my hand this 28*^ April, 1668. 

Teste: Abraham Watson. Daniel Jenifer. 

April 28, 1668. James JoUey assigned this right also 
over to Alexander Draper. 

April 28, 1668. Upon which rights and assignments the 
said Alexander Draper demands land. 

Warrant to Surveyor General to lay out for Alexander 
Draper 500 acres, returnable 80*** October next" 

Liber V, foUo 804 : 

<^May 81, 1668. I, William Martinson, do assign unto 
Alexander Draper my right and title of two servants that 
came in this year, by name Grace Owen and William Black. 

Witness my hand this last of May, 1668. 

William Martinson." 

Liber VI, foUo 22 : 

" Cecelius absolute Lord and propy. of the provinces of 
Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore &c. To 
all persons to whom these presents shall come greeting in 
our Lord God Everlasting. Know ye that we for and in 
consideration that Alexander Draper of this province planter 
hath due unto him one hundred and fifty acres of land for 
transporting himself and Catherine his wife and Edward 
Furlong his servant into this province here to inhabit and 
hath likewise due to him fifty acres more by assignment 
from William Jeanes and also fifty acres from William 



102 DRAPER 

WilkinBon as appears upon record and upon such conditions 
and terms as are expressed in onr conditions of plantation 
of our province of Maryland nnder our greater seal at 
Armee bearing date at London the second day of July in 
the year of our Lord God 1649 and remaining upon record 
in our sud province of Maryland witii such alteratJons as in 
tbem is made by our declaration bearing date the 22nd of 
September Anno 1658 likewise remtdning upon record in 
onr said province of Maryland do hereby grant unto him 
the said Alexander Dr^er a parcel of land called ' Little 
Bolton' lying on the Southermoet side of AnameatickB 
River and on the Westermost side of Hart's Creek begin- 
ning at the mouth thereof and running South East up the 
sud Creek one hundred twenty-five perches to a marked 
tree standing at the head of a glade of the sud Creek 
parting it from the land of Robert Hart thence with a line 
drawn South West three hundred and tweo^ perches into 
the woods to a marked tree and thence running through 
the woods Nortii West the length of one hundred twenty- 
five perches to a marked tree standing by a great marsh 
and running along the Southermoat side of the sud marsh 
three hundred and twenty perches North-East to the mouth 
<^ Hart's Creek the first bounder cont^ning and now hud 
out for two hundred and fifty acres more or lees together 
with all lights profits and benefits thereunto belonging 
(Royal Minee excepted) To have and to hold the same 
onto him the stud Alexander Draper his heira and assigns 
for ever. To be holden of us and onr heirs as of our manor 
of in free and common soccage by fealty only 

for all manner of services yielding and paying therefor 
yearly unto us and our heirs at our receipt at Saint Maries 
at the two most usual feasts in the year viz : at the feast of 
the Annunination of the Blessed Vir^n Mary and at the 
feast of Sunt Michael the Archangel by even and equal 
portions the rent of five shillings sterling in silver or gold 
and for a fine upon every alienatioa of the sud land or any 



DRAPER 108 

part or parcel thereof one whole year's rent in silver or gold 
or the full value thereof in such commodities as we and our 
heirs or such officer or officers appointed by us or our heirs 
from time to time to collect and receive the same shall 
accept in discharge thereof at the choice of us and our heirs 
or such officer or officers as aforesaid. Provided that if the 
said Alexander Draper his heirs or assigns shall not pay 
unto us or our heirs or such officer or officers as aforesaid 
the said sum for a fine before such alienation and enter the 
said alienation upon record either in the provincial Court 
or in the Counly Court where the said parcel of land lyeth 
within one month next after such alienation the said aliena- 
tion shall be void and of none effect 

Gtiven at Saint Maries under our Great Seal of our said 
Province of Maryland the six and twentieth day of October, 
in the 82 year of our dominion over our said Province of 
Maryland Anno Domi. 1668. 

Witness our dear son and heir Charles Calvert Esq. 
our Lieutenant General of our said Province of Mary- 
land." 

Liber VH, foUo 474 : 

<< Nov. 12, 1664. Alexander Draper had his warrant for 
five hundred acres renewed dated xii of November one 
thousand six hundred sixty-four set : twelfth May next. 

Which former warrant was not returned into the office, 
but will be by the first conveniency or this Warrant to 
be void which was first ordered by the Lieutenant Qen- 
eral." 

Proceedings of the Circuit Court of Somerset Co., Md. 

Liber A, folio 2 : 

<< The Marke of Alexander Draper, vizt : the left eare 
cropt & a slitt in the crop ye right eare underbitted & over- 
bitted. Recorded ye 24'^ January, 1666." 

Liber B, foUo 87 : 

Nov. 13, 1666, Alexander Draper was subpoenaed as a 
witness. 



104 DEAPBB 

Folio 40 : 

Nov. 27, 1666, ha was a grand joror. 

Polio 67: 

May 28, 1667, he was a witneas to the will of James 
Bamehe and made (4)praiBer of hia estate. 

Folio 106 : 

Jan. 28, 1667, a witueee in caee of Randall Revell vs. 
Qeorge Johnson. 

FoUoll4: 

Jane 80, 1668, he was sworn in as Constable of Anaa- 
weesex Hundred. 

Folio 144 : 

Oct 8, 1668, a witnew. 

Liber XI, folio 469 : (Land Office, Annapolis.) 

" Know all men by these presents diat I Thomas Clark 
of Somerset County in the province of Maryland Planter 
for a valoable Consideratioa well and truly paid me by 
Alexander Draper of the place aforesaid planter the re- 
ceipts whereof I do acknowledge by these presents have 
assigned and made over all my rights title interest and 
demand of in and to two rights to land being the remunder 
of my "Warrant for three hundred acres of land dated the 
XX of August MDCLxv and do hereby for the considera- 
tion aforesaid assign and make over all my right title in- 
terest claim and demand of in and to all and eveiy of the 
premises to the said Alexander Draper to the only use and 
behoof of him the said Alexander Draper hia heirs and 
assigns forever. 

Witoess lay hand this two and twentieth day of Decern* 
ber in the XXXVth year of his Lordship's Dominion An- 
noy Bom. MDCLxvi. 

Signed sealed and delivered 

in the presence of the mark of 

William Fobkib THOKAa T. C. Clabki [sial] 
Edward Savaos" 

Same folio : 



V 



DRAPER 105 

" August the Vth, MDCLxviij. 

Warrant then issued to lay out for the said Alexander 
Draper four hundred and fifly acres of land one hundred 
acres thereof due to him by assignment from William 
Martinson for transporting Grace Owen and William Black 
one hundred acres more due by assignment from Thomas 
Clark the remainder of a Warrant for three hundred acres 
formerly granted him and two hundred and fifty acres 
more the remainder of his warrant for five hundred acres. 
Cert : set : vth Nov. next" 

Proceedings of the Circuit Court for Somerset Co., Md, 

Liber D. T., No. 7, folio 146 : Jan. 18, 1670, Alexander 
Draper was foreman of the Jury in case of Thomas Cox vs. 
Alexander Jennison. 

Liber A. Z., folio 78 : Mar. 12, 1671, he was a grand juror. 

Land Office, Annapolis. Liber XVn, folio 29 : 

" May 12, 1672. Alexander Draper of this County Planter 
proved his right to one hundred and fifty acres of land for 
Wm. Makepeace Senr. Ann Makepeace and Wm. Makepeace 
Jr. transportation into this Province here to Lihabit." 

Proceedings of the Circuit Court of Somerset County, Md. 

Liber A. Z., folio 176 : Sept 17, 1672. Alexander Draper 
was appointed Overseer of Elghways for Annawessex 
Hundred. 

Folio 296 : Jan. 14, 1678. Alexander Draper appears as 
Attorney for John Wahop in a suit against Leonard Jones 
for debt. 

Polio 297 : Jan. 14, 1678. He was a juror. 

Polio 802 : Jan. 14, 1678. Catherine, wife of Alexander 
Draper, makes deposition, wherein she deposes she is about 
thirty seven years of age. (This was the only item of 
interest) 

Land Office, Annapolis. Liber AViil, folio 49 : 

<^£now all men by these presents that I Alexander 

Draper of the County of Somersett in the Province of 

Maryland for a valuable consideration in hand paid do by 

8 



106 DRAPER 

these presentB assign and make over unto William Stevens 
of the same County and Province all my right title and 
interest of and to one hundred and fifty acres of land due 
to me for and in consideration of transporting into this 
Province to inhabit William Makepeace Sen. Ann Make- 
peace and William Makepeace Jr. the said William Stevens 
To Have and To Hold the same unto him and his heirs 
forever with warranty against me my heirs and assigns 
forever. 

In Witness whereof I Alexander Draper have put to this 
my hand and seal the first day of May 1673. 

Alexander Dbapbb [seal] 
Signed sealed and delivered in 
the presence of 
John White Junr. ) 
John Freeman" / 

Polio 40 : 

" 4th Oct 1673. Warrant Granted to Alexander Draper 
of Somerset County thirteen hundred and fifty acres of 
land five hundred acres due him by the assignment of a 
Warrant formerly Granted Bandall Bevell for the like 
quantity also the assignment of a Warrant of four hundred 
acres formerly granted the said Bevell and four hundred 
and fifty acres by the renewment of a Warrant for the same 
quantity formerly granted the said Draper." 

Polio 45 : 

" On the back of a Warrant Granted to Bandall Revell 
the second day of October 1671 for four hundred acres of 
land was thus written : 

Maryland set : Eiiow all men by these presents that I 
Bandall Bevell of Somerset Counly Gent do hereby assign 
and sett over all my right title and interest of the within 
mentioned Warrant of four hundred acres of land unto 
Alexander Draper of the County aforesaid G^nt. the said 
Alexander Draper To Have and To Hold the same unto 
him and his heirs forever as 



DRAPER 107 

Witness my hand and seal this fourth day of October in 
the 42d. year of the Dominion of the Rt Honorable Cece- 
lins Ac Annaoy Domini 1678. 

Test: Randall Rbvbll [sbal] 

Fr. Jbnkiks, 1 
Isaac Edmonds." J 

Deeds recorded at Princess Anne, Somerset Co., Md. 

Liber M, folio 49 : 

" This Indenture made the eighteenth day of December in 
the xxxxij*** yeare of the Dominion of the Rt honorable 
Caecelius Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province 
of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore Ac 
And in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hun- 
dred seaventy and three Betweene fl^ncis Roberts of the 
County of Somersett in the Province of Maryland plantor 
of the one party And Allexander Draper of the County and 
Province aforesaid gent : of the other party Witnesseth that 
whereas the said Lord Baltemore by his deed of grant und' 
the great scale used in the said Province of Maryland for 
granting of Land there bearing date at s^ Maries the thirtieth 
day of August in the xxxvij*** yeare of the Dominion of the 
R^ hon*ble Caecelius Annoq Domini one thousand six hun- 
dred sixty eight did for the consideration therein mentioned 
grant unto David Williamson of the County and province 
aforesaid plantor A parcell of Land called Davids Distiny 
Lyeing on the east side of Chesapeake bay in the County 
aforesdd upon an Island called Dame [Damme] Quarter . . . 
containing by estimation three hundred and fiAy Acres 
more or Lesse . . . The said Land being allienated from 
the said David Williamson unto Thomas Kendall late of 
this County bearing date the ffoureteenth day of January 
A* D^ one thousand six hundred seaventy and one as records 
will appear in Sommersett County Liber S. C. folio 28: 
The said Thomas Kendall did after the 14*** day of January 
A^ D* one thousand six hundred seaventy and one: vit 
upon the 12*^ day of March Annoq Domini one thousand 



108 DRAPER 

BIZ hundred seaventy and one make over by Deed Indented 
the eaid parcell of Land unto the above named ffrancia 
Roberts as records more AiUj and more at Lardge doth 
make appeare in Somersett County entered there upon 
record the second day of May Annoq Domini one thousand 
six hundred seaven^ and two by which divise the said 
firancis Roberts came possessed of an estate in fee simple 
in the said land : now this Indwiture witnesseth that he the 
above named ffrancis Roberts doth for the Oonsideration of 
eight thousand pounds of tobacco in hand p^d by the 
within named Allexander Draper the receipt of which is 
hereby acknowledged hath g^ven granted , . . unto swd 
Alexander Draper and to his'heiree and assignee forever 
All that the aforesud parcel! of Land aforementioned," 

IJberM, folio 90: 

" This Indenture made the tenth day of August in tbe 
xxzxiij yeare of the Dominion of the R' hon'ble Caeceliua 
Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland 
and Avidon Lord Baron of Baltimore Ac And in the yeare 
of our Lord Qod one thousand six hundred seaventy ffoure 
Between Richard Peark of Someraett County in the Prov- 
ince of Maryland plantor of the one Party And Allexander 
Draper of t^e County and Province aforesd gent: of the 
ot^er party witneeeeth that whereas the said Lord Baltemore 
by his deed of Grant under the greate se^e used in the sud 
Province of Maryland for granting of Land there bearing 
date at S' Maries the 20** day of August in the xxxvij** 
yeare of the Dominion of Caecelius over the eaid Province 
of Maryland Annoq Domini one thousand six hundred sixty 
eight did for tiie consideration therein mentioned grante 
unto Stephen Elliott of the County & Province aforesaid 
Plantor A parcell of land called Elliotts Choice Lyeing 
and being on the east side of Chesepeake bay upon au 
Island Cidled Damme quarter in the County aforesfdd . . . 
containing two handred Acres more or Lease . . . that 
since the sud grante the sfdd Stephen Elliott Did by Deed 



DRAPER 109 

Indented ... in the Co of Sommersett on the eleaventh 
Day of January Annoq Domini one thousand six hundred 
sixty nine the aforementioned Land to be the right of him 
the above named Richard Poake his heires and assignes for- 
ever as records makes appeare recourse being thereunto had 
by which devise the said Richard Peack became possessed 
of an estate in ffee simple in the said Land now this In- 
denture witnesseth that the named Richard Peack for the 
consideration of two thousand pounds of tobacco in hand 
paid by the above named Allexander Draper conveyed unto 
the said Allexander Draper All that the aforesaid parcell of 
Land." 

Proceedings of the Circuit Court for Somerset Co., Md. 

Liber A. Z., folio 852: June 9, 1674, Alexander Draper 
appears as a juror. 

Folio 895 : Nov. 10, 1674, he was of the grand jury. 

Polio 540 : 

1674. " Alexander Draper and Miles Gray doe engage 
themselves Joyntly and severally to secure the sheriffe as to 
all prisoners shall be then imprisoned in the penalty of one 
hundred thousand pounds of tobacco." (This bond was 
given for the performance of their duties as County Jailors.) 

Liber XV, folio 323 : (Land Office, Annapolis.) 

" Nov. 11, 1675. 

Underneath a True Copy of a Certificate of one hundred 
acres of land laid out for Alexander Draper of Somerset 
County Gent the 9th Oct 1678 called *Longacre' being 
an Island in a marsh was written vizt : 

Eiiow all men by these presents that I Alexander Draper 
abovenamed do freely assign and set over all my right title 
interest and demand of the above mentioned land called 
"Longacre" unto Ann Itevell the daughter of Bandall 
Revell of Somerset County Gent To Have and To Hold 
to her the sdd Ann her heirs and assigns forever having 
received of the said Ann for the said land two thousand 
pounds of Tobacco. 



IIQ PRAFER 

■Witnesa' my hand and seal the Hth day of November, 
A^noq Dumini 167S. 

Albzandrb Bsapbr 
Bigoed and delivered ia 
the presence of us : 
Edu" Bbauchamp. 
WtLLiAH Jones." 

Liber XV", folio 328 : Nov. 11, 1675. Alexander Draper, 
of Somerset Co., Planter, aaeigiu " Longacre" to Ann Revelt, 
daughter of Randall R«vell. 

Folio 815 : Nov. 20, 1676, be aasignB to W" FnmeflB bia 
rights for 900 acres. 

Folio 815 : 
" November 22d, 1675. 
Maryland, Set : 

Know all men by these presents that I Alexander 
Draper of Somerset County Planter for a valuable con- 
eideration doe hereby assign and set over unto William Fur- 
nifl of Somerset County aforeetud Planter all my right title 
interest claim and demand of in and to a Certificate for 
nine hundred acres of land called * Amitte' tying on the 
East side of Chesapeake Bay on the South side of Monokin 
lUver Surveyed for me the 13th day of October 1678 To 
Have and to Hold the same to him the stud William Fur- 
nifis his heirs and assigns to his and their own proper use 
and behoof forever. 

Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of Nov. 1675. 
Sealed and delivered Alexander Draper. 

in the presence of 

Wm. COLBUEHl 

Nic. Poihtee" 

Deeds recorded at Princess Anne, Somerset Co., Md. 

Liber M, folio 404 : 

" Tim Indenture made the 18** day of April in the first 
yeare of the Dominion of tbe R' bon'ble Charles absolute 
Lord and Proprietary of tbe Province of Maryland and 



DRAPER 111 

Avalon Lord Barron of Baltemore And in the yeare of our 
Lord God one thousand six hundred seventy and six Be* 
tweene Allexander Draper of the County of Bomersett in 
the Province of Maryland gent* of the one part And ffiran* 
ds Roberts of the said County of Somersett in the said 
Province of Maryland of the other part Witnesseth That 
whereas by Deed of graunt under the great Seale used in 
the said Province of Maryland for graunting of Land there 
bearing date at & Maries the 80*^ day of August in the 
xxxvii** yeare of the Dominion of the R* hon*ble Caecelius 
A"* Domini one thousand six hundred sixty eight did for the 
consideration therein mentioned graunt unto David William- 
son of the County and province aforesaid planter A parcell 
of Land Called Davids Destiny Lying on the east side of 
the Chesapeake bay in the County aforesaid upon An Island 
called Dame quarter . . . Containing and then laid out for 
Three hundred and fifty Acres . . . The said Land since 
the date of the Graunt being Allienated from the said 
Williamson unto Thomas Kendall late of this County the 
foureteenth day of January Annoq Domini one thousand 
six hundred seventy one as records makes appeares in Som- 
mersett County Liber S: C: folio 28 : And the said Thomas 
Kendall did after the 14*^ day of January Annoq Domini 
one thousand six hundred seaventy one vizt: upon the 12*^ 
day of March Annoque Domini one thousand six hundred 
seaventy one make over by deed indented Duely executed 
acknowledged and recorded unto the above named ffirancis 
Roberts which firancis Roberts being soe hereof Possessed 
of the said Land in fee in his owne right Afterwards to wit 
on the 18** day of November in the year of our Lord God 
one Thousand six hundred seaventy three by his certaine 
Lidenture duely executed and enrolled Did convey his 
whole right title and Literest of in and to the premises and 
every part and parcell thereof unto the above named Allex- 
ander Draper . . . And whereas the said Allexander Draper 
being still possessed in his owne right of the aboves^ 



no DRAPER 

"Witeees'in; hand and seal &e llth day of November, 
Annoq Domini 167&. 

AuzAifDBa Dbafib 
Kgned and delivered in 
Hie presence of us : 
Edu" Bbauchahp. 
"William Jones." 

Liber XV, folio 828 : Nov. 11, 1675. Alexander Draper, 
of Somerset Co., Planter, assigns " Longacre" to Ann Revell, 
daughter of Randall Revell. 

Folio 315 : Nov. 20, 1676, he assigns to W" Fumees his 
rights for 900 acres. 

Folio 316 : 
" November 22d, 1676. 
Maryland, Set : 

Know all men b; these presents that I Alexander 
Driver of Somerset County Planter for a valuable con- 
sideration doe hereby assign and set over unto William Fur- 
nis of Somerset County aforesiud Planter all my light title 
interest claim and demand of in and to a Certificate for 
nine hundred acres of land called ' Amitte' lying on the 
East side of Chesapeake Bay on the South aide of Monokin 
River Surveyed for me the 13th day of October 1673 To 
Have and to Hold the same to him the said Williun Fur- 
niss his heirs and assigns to his and their own proper ose 
and behoof forever. 

Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of Nov. 1676. 
Sealed and delivered ] Alexander Draper. 

in the presence of 
Wm. Colburnb 
Nic. Pointer" 

Deeds recorded at Princess Anne, Somerset Co., Md. 

Liber M, folio 404 : 

" This Indenture made the IS"* day of April in the first 
yeare of the Dominion of the R* hon'ble Charles absolute 
Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and 



\ 



DRAPER in 

Avalon Lord Barron of Bidtemore And in the yeare of our 
Lord Gk)d one thousand six hundred seventy and six Be* 
tweene Allexander Draper of the County of Somersett in 
the Province of Maryland gent* of the one part And f&an* 
ds Roberts of the said County of Somersett in the said 
Province of Maryland of the other part Witnesseth That 
whereas by Deed of graunt under the great Seale used in 
the said Province of Maryland for graunting of Land there 
bearing date at S^ Maries the 80^ day of August in the 
xxxvii** yeare of the Dominion of the R* hon*ble Caecelius 
A"* Domini one thousand six hundred sixty eight did for the 
consideration therein mentioned graunt unto David William- 
son of the County and province aforesaid planter A parcell 
of Land Called Davids Destiny Lying on the east side of 
the Chesapeake bay in the County aforesaid upon An Island 
called Dame quarter . . . Containing and then laid out for 
Three hundred and fifty Acres . . . The said Land since 
the date of the Graunt being Allienated from the said 
Williamson unto Thomas Kendall late of this County the 
foureteenth day of January Annoq Domini one thousand 
six hundred seventy one as records makes appeares in Som- 
mersett County Liber S: C: folio 28 : And the said Thomas 
Kendall did after the 14*^ day of January Annoq Domini 
one thousand six hundred seaventy one vizt: upon the 12^ 
day of March Annoque Domini one thousand six hundred 
seaventy one make over by deed indented Duely executed 
acknowledged and recorded unto the above named ffirancis 
Roberts which firancis Roberts being soe hereof Possessed 
of the said Land in fee in his owne right Afterwards to wit 
on the 18"* day of November in the year of our Lord God 
one Thousand six hundred seaventy three by his certaine 
Lidenture duely executed and enrolled Did convey his 
whole right title and Literest of in and to the premises and 
every part and parcell thereof unto the above named Allex- 
ander Draper . • . And whereas the said Allexander Draper 
being still possessed in his owne right of the aboves^ 



no DRAPER 

Witness my hand and seal the 11th day of November, 
Annoq Domini 1675. 

Albxandbb Dbapbb 
Signed and delivered in 
the presence of us : 
Edm'^ Beaughamp. 
William Jones." 

Liber XV, folio 828 : Nov. 11, 1676. Alexander Draper, 
of Somerset Co., Planter, assigns " Longacre" to Ann Revell, 
daughter of Bandall Revell. 

Folio 816 : Nov. 20, 1676, he assigns to W» Fumess his 
rights for 900 acres. 

Folio 816 : 
« November 22d, 1676. 
Maryland, Set : 

Ejiow all men by these presents that I Alexander 
Draper of Somerset County Planter for a valuable con- 
sideration doe hereby assign and set over unto William Fur- 
nis of Somerset County aforesaid Planter all my right title 
interest claim and demand of in and to a Certificate for 
nine hundred acres of land called ^ Amitte' lying on the 
East side of Chesapeake Bay on the South side of Monokin 
River Surveyed for me the 18th day of October 1678 To 
Have and to Hold the same to him the said William Fur- 
niss his heirs and assigns to his and their own proper use 
and behoof forever. 

Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of Nov. 1676. 
Sealed and delivered 1 Alexander Draper. 

in the presence of 
Wm. Colburne 
Nic. Pointer" 

Deeds recorded at Princess Anne, Somerset Co., Md. 

Liber M, folio 404 : 

" This Indenture made the 18"* day of April in the first 
yeare of the Dominion of the Bf hon^'ble Charles absolute 
Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and 



DRAPER 111 

Avalon Lord Barron of Bidtemore And in the yeare of our 
Lord God one thousand six hundred eeventy and six Be* 
tweene Allexander Draper of the County of Bomersett in 
the Province of Maryland gent* of the one part And f&an* 
ds Roberts of the said County of Bomersett in the said 
Province of Maryland of the other part Witnesseth That 
whereas by Deed of graunt under the great Beale used in 
the said Province of Maryland for graunting of Land there 
bearing date at B^ Maries the 80*^ day of August in the 
xxxvii** yeare of the Dominion of the R* hon*ble Caecelius 
A"* Domini one thousand six hundred sixty eight did for the 
consideration therein mentioned graunt unto David William- 
son of the County and province aforesaid planter A parcel! 
of Land Called Davids Destiny Lying on the east side of 
the Chesapeake bay in the County aforesaid upon An Island 
called Dame quarter . . . Containing and then laid out for 
Three hundred and fifty Acres . . . The said Land since 
the date of the Graunt being Allienated from the said 
Williamson unto Thomas Kendall late of this County the 
foureteenth day of January Annoq Domini one thousand 
six hundred seventy one as records makes appeares in Som- 
mersett County Liber B: C: folio 28 : And the said Thomas 
Kendall did after the 14*** day of January Annoq Domini 
one thousand six hundred seaventy one vizt: upon the 12*^^ 
day of March Annoque Domini one thousand six hundred 
seaventy one make over by deed indented Duely executed 
acknowledged and recorded unto the above named ffirancis 
Roberts which firancis Roberts being soe hereof Possessed 
of the said Land in fee in his owne right Afterwards to wit 
on the 18*** day of November in the year of our Lord God 
one Thousand six hundred seaventy three by his certaine 
Lidenture duely executed and enrolled Did convey his 
whole right title and Literest of in and to the premises and 
every part and parcell thereof unto the above named Allex- 
ander Draper . . . And whereas the said Allexander Draper 
being still possessed in his owne right of the aboves^ 



UQ DRAPER 

Witness -my hand and seal the 11th day of November, 
Annoq Domini 1675. 

Alexander Draper 
Signed and delivered in 
the presence of us : 
Edm'^ Beaughamp. 
William Jones." 

Liber XV, folio 828 : Nov. 11, 1675. Alexander Draper, 
of Somerset Co., Planter, assigns " Longacre" to Ann Revell, 
daughter of Randall Revell. 

Folio 315 : Nov. 20, 1675, he assigns to W» Fumess his 
rights for 900 acres. 

Folio 815 : 
« November 22d, 1675. 
Maryland, Set: 

Ejiow all men by these presents that I Alexander 
Draper of Somerset County Planter for a valuable con- 
sideration doe hereby assign and set over unto William Fur- 
nis of Somerset County aforesaid Planter all my right title 
interest claim and demand of in and to a Certificate for 
nine hundred acres of land called ^ Amitte' lying on the 
East side of Chesapeake Bay on the South side of Monokin 
River Surveyed for me the 13th day of October 1673 To 
Have and to Hold the same to him the said William Fur- 
niss his heirs and assigns to his and their own proper use 
and behoof forever. 

Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of Nov. 1675. 
Sealed and delivered 1 Alexander Draper. 

in the presence of 
Wm. Colburne 
Nic. Pointer" 

Deeds recorded at Princess Anne, Somerset Co., Md. 

Liber M, folio 404 : 

" This Indenture made the 18*** day of April in the first 
yeare of the Dominion of the R* hon^'ble Charles absolute 
Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and 



DRAPER 111 

Avalon Lord Barron of Baltemore And in the yeare of our 
Lord God one thousand six hundred seventy and six Be* 
tweene Allexander Draper of the County of Somersett in 
the Province of Maryland gent* of the one part And frau- 
ds Roberts of the said County of Somersett in the said 
Province of Maryland of the other part Witnesseth That 
whereas by Deed of graunt under the great Scale used in 
the said Province of Maryland for graunting of Land there 
bearing date at S* Maries the 80** day of August in the 
xxxvii** yeare of the Dominion of the R* hon*ble Caecelius 
A"* Domini one thousand six hundred sixty eight did for the 
consideration therein mentioned graunt unto David William- 
son of the County and province aforesaid planter A parcell 
of Land Called Davids Destiny Lying on the east side of 
the Chesapeake bay in the County aforesaid upon An Island 
called Dame quarter . . . Containing and then laid out for 
Three hundred and fifty Acres . . . The said Land since 
the date of the Graunt being Allienated from the said 
Williamson unto Thomas Kendall late of this County the 
foureteenth day of January Annoq Domini one thousand 
six hundred seventy one as records makes appeares in Som- 
mersett County Liber S: C: folio 28 : And the said Thomas 
Kendall did after the 14** day of January Annoq Domini 
one thousand six hundred seaventy one vizt: upon the 12*^ 
day of March Annoque Domini one thousand six hundred 
seaventy one make over by deed indented Duely executed 
acknowledged and recorded unto the above named f&ancis 
Roberts which ffi*ancis Roberts being soe hereof Possessed 
of the said Land in fee in his owne right Afterwards to wit 
on the 18"* day of November in the year of our Lord God 
one Thousand six hundred seaventy three by his certaine 
Lidenture duely executed and enrolled Did convey his 
whole right title and Literest of in and to the premises and 
every part and parcell thereof unto the above named Allex- 
ander Draper . • . And whereas the said Allexander Draper 
being still possessed in his owne right of the aboves^ 



118 DRAPER 

were Jos. EQckman, Thos. Manlej and Mark Manlej. The 
date of probate is torn. 

Deeds recorded at Georgetown. Liber A, folio 99 : 

Feb. 4, 1717. Conveyance by Matthew Parker *Gtent, of 
Sussex Co., to Alexander Draper, of same, of 400 acres on 
N. W. side of Cedar Creek. 

Liber B, folio 209: Dec, 10, 1717. Conveyance by 
Christopher Nutter, of Sussex Co., yeoman, to Alexander 
Draper, of same, yeoman. Situate on South side and part 
of a larger tract called " Bowman's" or " Nutter's Farms," 
bounding partly on BamwelPs Branch and Slaughter Creek, 
containing 428 acres. 

Liber A, folio 248 : May 8, 1720. Honor Bedwell ac- 
knowledges a conveyance to Alexander Draper. 

Liber F, folio 28 : May 8, 1720. Conveyance by Honor 
Bedwell, widow and Executrix of Wm. Clark, to Alexander 
Draper, of 800 acres. 

Folio 89 : May 7, 1728. Conveyance by Thos. Stapleford 
to Alex. Draper. 

Folio 211 : Aug. 8, 1725. Conveyance by Alex. Draper 
to Richard Davis. 

Folio 222 : Aug. 8, 1725. Richard Davis to Alex. Draper. 

Folio 229: Mar. 28, 1728. David England to Alex. 
Draper. 

Liber G, folio 210: Apr. 20, 1780. Alex. Draper, Mer- 
chant, to Thos. Davis. 

Folio 897 : May 4, 1781. Chas. Haynes, of Dorchester 
County, Md., to Alex. Draper. 

Liber G, folio 87: Aug. 1, 1782. John May to Alex. 
Draper. 

Folio 8: Aug. 1, 1782. Alex. Draper, Merchant, to 
Alexander Thompson. 

It is presumed that Alexander Draper died shortly before 
the probate of his will. Mar. 12, 1784. His will is recorded 
at Georgetown in Liber A, folio 247. It is dated Mar. 1, 
172{. He mentions his wife Ann; children Alexander, 



DRAPER 111 

Avalon Lord Barron of Baltemore And in the yeare of our 
Lord God one thousand six hundred eeventy and six Be* 
tweene Allexander Draper of the County of Bomersett in 
the Province of Maryland gent* of the one part And ffi*an- 
ds Roberts of the said County of Somersett in the said 
Province of Maryland of the other part Witnesseth That 
whereas by Deed of graunt under the great Seale used in 
the said Province of Maryland for graunting of Land there 
bearing date at & Maries the 30*^ day of August in the 
xxxvii** yeare of the Dominion of the R* hon*ble Caecelius 
A"* Domini one thousand six hundred sixty eight did for the 
consideration therein mentioned graunt unto David William- 
son of the County and province aforesaid planter A parcell 
of Land Called Davids Destiny Lying on the east side of 
the Chesapeake bay in the County aforesaid upon An Island 
called Dame quarter . . . Containing and then laid out for 
Three hundred and fifty Acres . . . The said Land since 
the date of the Graunt being Allienated from the said 
Williamson unto Thomas Kendall late of this County the 
foureteenth day of January Annoq Domini one thousand 
six hundred seventy one as records makes appeares in Som- 
mersett County Liber 8: C: folio 28 : And the said Thomas 
Kendall did after the 14** day of January Annoq Domini 
one thousand six hundred seaventy one vizt: upon the 12'* 
day of March Annoque Domini one thousand six hundred 
seaventy one make over by deed indented Duely executed 
acknowledged and recorded unto the above named ffirancis 
Roberts which firancis Roberts being soe hereof Possessed 
of the said Land in fee in his owne right Afterwards to wit 
on the 18"* day of November in the year of our Lord God 
one Thousand six hundred seaventy three by his certaine 
Lidenture duely executed and enrolled Did convey his 
whole right title and Literest of in and to the premises and 
every part and parcell thereof unto the above named Allex- 
ander Draper . • . And whereas the said Allexander Draper 
being still possessed in his owne right of the aboves^ 



UQ DRAPER 

Witness my hand and seal the 11th day of November, 
Annoq Domini 1675. 

Alexander Dbapbr 
Signed and delivered in 
the presence of us : 
Edm'^ Bbauchamp. 
William Jones." 

Liber XV, folio 828 : Nov. 11, 1676. Alexander Draper, 
of Somerset Co., Planter, assigns " Longacre" to Ann Revell, 
daughter of Bandall Revell. 

Folio 316 : Nov. 20, 1676, he assigns to W" Fumess his 
rights for 900 acres. 

Folio 816 : 
« November 22d, 1675. 
Maryland, Set : 

Ejiow all men by these presents that I Alexander 
Draper of Somerset County Planter for a valuable con- 
sideration doe hereby assign and set over unto William Fur- 
nis of Somerset County aforesaid Planter all my right title 
interest claim and demand of in and to a Certificate for 
nine hundred acres of land called < Amitte' lying on the 
East side of Chesapeake Bay on the South side of Monokin 
River Surveyed for me the 13th day of October 1673 To 
Have and to Hold the same to him the said William Fur- 
niss his heirs and assigns to his and their own proper use 
and behoof forever. 

Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of Nov. 1676. 
Sealed and delivered 1 Alexander Draper. 

in the presence of 
Wm. Colburne 
Nic. Pointer" 

Deeds recorded at Princess Anne, Somerset Co., Md. 

Liber M, folio 404 : 

" This Indenture made the 18*** day of April in the first 
yeare of the Dominion of the R* hon^'ble Charles absolute 
Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and 



DKAPEB 121 

for Edward Furlong, and called ^< Mj fortune/' situate in 
Slaughter Neck, granted by patent to Furlong by Gov, 
AndroB Sep. 29, 1677. Thomas Davis, Jr., a witness. 

Liber F, folio 871 : April 18, 1730. Conveyance by 
Luke Davis, of Sussex Co., to Henry Draper, of same ; 5f 
acres; being part of 265 acres situate in Slaughter Neck on 
the West side of 400 acres belon^ng to Alexander Draper 
and the said Henry Draper. 

Folio 872: April 18, 1780. Conveyance by Luke Davis 
to Henry Draper ; 40 acres, part of the 256 acres referred 
to in preceding reference. 

Liber B, folio 198: April 20, 1780. Conveyance by 
Alexander Draper, of Sussex Co., Merchant, to Henry 
Draper, of same. 50 acres, part of 100 acres conveyed by 
Thomas Davis to Alex. Draper. 

Henry Draper died in the interim of the dates of his will 
and its probate, Feb. 22, 178f, and Mar. 28, 178f The 
will is recorded at Georgetown in Liber A, folio 810, aa 
follows : 

" In The Name of Qod Amen, The Twenty Second d&j 
of February Annoq Dom: 1786/7. I Henry Draper of the 
County of Sussex upon Delaware yeoman being weak and 
sick of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be 
given unto Gk>d therefor calling to mind the mortality of my 
body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to dye 
do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that 
is to say : principally and first of all I give and recommend 
my Soul into the hands of God and my body I recommend 
to the Earth to be buried at the discreation of my Execu- 
trix hereafter named and as touching such worldly Estate 
as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give de- 
mise and dispose of the same in manner & form following. 

Imjf* I will and desire that my lawftdl debts and fiineraU 
charges be first paid and discharged. 

Item I ^ve and bequeath unto my sons Henry and Isaac 
Draper all my plantation and Land belonging to it that I 

9 



122 DRAPER 

live upon and fifty seven acres of Land that I bought of 
Luke Davis my Neighbour which joyns to it and the Little 
Marsh pasture to be equally divided between them their 
heirs and afeigns foreveJ. 

Item I give unto my said son Henry Draper his heirs 
and assigns forever one Feather bed and furniture i.e; that 
is all covering necessary and what I have laid out towards 
his vessell or Sloop that is building except the paying for 
the Oakum Tar and boat nails. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Isaac Draper his 
heirs and afcigns forever the sum of Twenty pounds curr* 
money of America and one feather bed and furniture of 
covering. 

Item My will and desire is that my said two sons Henry 
and Isaac Draper pay off and discharge the Land Mortgage 
to the Loan Office of this County for the Land I have ^ven 
them. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Avery Draper 
Three Hundred and eight acres of Land called Cabbin Hill 
in Slaughter Neck in the County aforesaid and Forty Pounds 
Current money of America One feather bed and furniture 
and a yoke of Oxen to him his heirs and assigns forever. 

Item I give unto my three sons afores* viz Henry baac 
and Avery Draper all my Marsh Land not yet bequeathed 
to be equally divided amongst them their heirs and assigns 
forever. 

Hem I give unto my daughter in law Rebeckah Cirwithin 
a three year old Heffer with her increase to her her heirs 
and assigns forever. 

Item 1 give unto my two daughters viz, Sarah Davis the 
wife of Thomas Davis of this county yeo* and my daughter 
Elizabeth Draper and the heirs of their body lawfully be- 
gotten the half of my moveable estate to be equally divided 
between them only my daughter Sarah shall allow her sister 
Elizabeth aforesaid as much as she had given her at her 
marr'ge which fifteen Pounds current money of America 



DRAPER 128 

before the said diviision be made and then the said moiety 
to be equally divided as aforesaid. 

Item I give unto my loving wife Sarah Draper the Thirds 
of all my lands and Tenaments according to law and the 
other moiety or half of my moveable estate and the House 
I live in during her widowhood and at her marriage if ever 
she does what I have given her over and above her Thirds I 
desire at her marriage may be given to her two daughters 
aforesaid viz, Barah Davis and Elizabeth Draper to be 
equaUy divided between them and the heirs of their body 
lawftdly begotten. 

And I hereby constitute and appoint my said loving wife 
Sarah Draper to be only and sole Executrix of this my last 
Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disannull re- 
voke and make void all and every other former Wills and 
Testaments by me heretofore made ratifying allowing and 
holding for firm and effectual this and no other to be my 
last Will and Testament. 

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and 
seal the date first within written. 
Sign'd Seal'd pronounced and de- ' 
clared by the said Henry Draper 
as his last Will and Testament in 
presence of 

John Aston Hangs Birestrim 

Ja» White 



Henrt Draper [seal] 



Sussex &^ Memorand* 
this 23** day of March 
1786/7 the within Han: 
Birustrum and John 
Aston two of the witnesses to the within Will subscribing 
appeared before me Jacob KoUock Dp Reg' appointed for 
the probate of Wills and granting Lrs: of Administration 
for the County of Sussex afs"^ and on their solemn oaths did 
declare that in their sight presence and hearing the testator 
Henry Draper did sign seal publish pronounce and declare 
the within writing to be his last Will and Testament and 
that at the doing thereof the said Testator was of a sound 
and perfect disposing mind memory and judgm't and also 



124 DRAPSB 

that tbej saw Jamee White eign with them as evidence to 
the game, 

Jacob Eollock Dp Beg^' 

Deedfl. GJeorgetown. Liber G, folio 218 : 

Sep. 6, 1787. Sarah Draper, of Sussex Co., widow, 
daughter of John Eipshaveo the Yonnger and grand- 
daaght«r of John Eipshaven the Elder, dec'd., in considera- 
tion of a boid p^d by Hannah Jacobs, widow of John 
Jacobs, dec'd., and by Albert Jacobs, which John and 
Albert Jacobs are grandsons of the said John Kipshaven, 
the elder, dec'd., as well as devisees under hia will, conveys 
to the children of the aforesaid John Jacobs and Albert 
Jacobs, all her interest in the lands of her father and grand- 
&ther, the said John Kipshaven, the Younger, and John 
Elpshaven, the Elder. 

Sarah, the widow of Henry Draper, died in the inteiim 
of the dates of her will and its probate, Aug. 29, 1743, uid 
Sep. 16, 1743. The will ia recorded at GJeorgetown in 
Liber A, folio 878, as follows : 

" In The Name of God Amen : I Sarah Dnq)er of the 
County of Sussex upon Delaware widow being this Twenty 
ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand 
Seven hundred forty three very sick of body but of sound 
and perfect sense and memory Thfrnks be given to Almi^ty 
God therefor and calling to mind the uncertunty of this 
Transitory life and that all flesh must yeald to death whenso- 
ever it shall please God to call do therefore make this my 
last Will iHid Testament in manner and form following that 
is to say : principally and first of all I bequeath my Soul onto 
Almighty God that gave it hoping thro' the merrits of JesuB 
Christ my Saviour to receive full remiaeiou for all my Sins 
past uid my body I recommend unto the Earth to be buried 
in such decent and Christian burial as my Executors here- 
after named shall see canse to appoint and as touching such 
worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased Gk>d to bless me I 
give and dispose of ob followa viz, 



DRAPER 126 

Mrst I will and desire that all my just debts and duties 
I owe in right and conscience to any person or persons 
together with my funeral charges be well and truly paid 
and discharged as soon after my decease as possible may 
be. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson John 
Draper my son Henry's son the sum of Twenty Six Pounds 
curr** money of America and One Silver Spoon after the 
decease of his said father to him his heirs and afsigns for- 
ever but my desire meaning and will herein is that his said 
father shall have the use of the said sum of money during 
his own natural life. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Henry 
Draper my son Isaac's son one negro boy called Frank to 
him his heirs and aisigns forever after the decease of his 
said father and my desire and meaning herein that his said 
fc4.r aMl h.™ L .» of 4« -id n!g,o d.™g hi, ow. 
naturall life and one Silver Spoon as soon as possible to 
Isaacs's daughter Molly her heirs &c. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Henry 
Draper my son Avery's Son one negro boy named Mingo to 
him his heirs and assigns forever immediately after the 
decease of his said father and my will and meaning herein 
is that my son Avery shall enjoy the profits and use of said 
negro during his own natural life and Six Silver Spoons I 
give unto my last named grandson his heirs and aisigns for- 
ever to be delivered at the age of twenty one years. 

Item I give unto Tho' Davis and my daughter Sarah his 
wife aeir two bodb W and Henry one negro Girl named 
Sabe their heirs and afsigns forever only my will and mean- 
ing is that my ssdd son in law Thomas Davis and Sarah his 
wife shall enjoy the profitts and use of the said negro dur- 
ing their own natural lives and shall pay unto my daughter 
Betty May Jonathan May's wife the sum of Six Pounds 
curr** money of America. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson John May 



126 DRAPER 

son of my daughter Betty May one negro Girl named Jenny 
with all her increase to him his heirs and afsigns forever 
after the decease of his Baid mother only my will herein is 
that my said daughter Betty his mother shall enjoy the 
profits of sud negro during her natural life. 

Item I give and hequeath unto my daughter Reheckah 
Cirwithin late wife of Caleb Cirwitbin of this County her 
seven Children two negro Girls called Cloe and Rachell 
with their increase to be equally divided amongst them all 
when the youngest comes to the age of sixteen years and 
my will that my son Avery shall have the keeping of the 
said two negroes and when the two oldest of said grand- 
children last mentioned shall happen to marry and desire 
to have the keeping of the sdd two negro girls last men- 
tioned until the time appointed for the dividing of them 
and their increase they have here by this Will and Testa- 
ment liberty to take giving Security for to make them good 
and fourth coming unto aforea' keeper of them at the time 
appointed. 

Item I ^ve and bequeath unto my said Three Sons viz 
Henry Draper the sum of Ten Shillings current money of 
this Government to Isaac Draper the Ox Carta that are on 
the plantation and to my Third Son Avery Draper the sum 
of Ten Shillings like current money as aforesMd to them 
their heirs and a&igns forever. 

Item I give unto my daughter Sarah Davis one black 
walnut Table and to my daughter Betty May a Chest of 
drawers and white oval Table and small Trunk and I ^ve 
to my dangher Rebeckah Cirwithin's children the sum of 
Two Pounds like currency to be equally divided amongst 
them. 

Item I give and bequeath all rights Titles and Interest of 
whatsoever Lands and Tenaments I have or may have in 
this County or elsewhere to be equally divided amongst my 
children viz, Henry Draper Isaac Draper Avery Draper 
Sarah Davis and Betty May and the children of my daugh- 



\ 



DRAPER 127 

ter Rebeckah Cirwithin being esteemed as one of the six to 
them their heirs and aisigns forever. 

Item All the rest and residue of my personal Estate yet 
remidning unbequeathed I hereby desire may be equally 
divided amongst my children viz, Sarah Davis Betty May 
and my daughter Rebeckah Cirwithin's children to them 
their heirs and afeigns forever only I desire that the negro 
wench Sydney and her child may be sold to pay my son 
Henry his Legacie and my other just debts my son Avery 
Draper must have the keeping of Rebeckah's children's part. 

Item I will and desire that this only and no other be 
taken for my last Will and Testament and I hereby nomi- 
nate and appoint my sons Henry Draper Isaac Draper 
Avery Draper Thomas Davis and Jonathan May be taken 
and no others for Executors of this my last Will and Testa- 
ment ratifying allowing and holding for firm and effectual 
this and no other to be my last Will and Testament 

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
Seal the day and year first within written. 
Signed Sealed published pro- \ Sarah Draper [seal] 
nounced and declared by the said 
Sarah Draper as her last Will and 
Testament in presence of us the 
subscribers 

his her 

Jas White. David 2 Moor. Susanna ST Tenant. 

mark mark 

Sussex fe* Memorand'" 

this 15*^ of September 1743 The above James White and 
David Moor Two of the witnesses to the within Will sub- 
scribing appeared before me Jacob KoUock Dp: Reg' ap- 
pointed for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of 
Administration for the County of Sussex aforesaid and on 
their solemn oaths did declare that in their sight p'sence 
and hearing the Testator Sarah Draper did sign Seal publish 
pronounce and declare the within writing to be her last 
Will and Testament and that at the doing thereof the ssdd 



128 DBAPEB 

Teetfttriz was of a eotind and pwfect diepoBing mind 
memory and judgment and also that they saw Bosaona 
Tenant ciign with them as an evidence to the same. 

Test Jacob Kollogk B. R" 
Heniy Drq>eT and Sarah Kipehaven, his wife, had inue: 

12. Henry, m. . Issae : 

IS*. John. 

13. Isaac, m. . Issue : 

13". Henry. 

14. Avery, m. . iBsne : 

14'. Henry. 

15. Rebecca, m. Caleb Cirwithin. Issne: seven 

children, 

16. Sarah, m. Thomae Davis. See Davis Family 

for deecendante. 

17. Elizabeth, m. Jonathan May. lesne: 

IT. John. 



^\pe\)avtn 



L 1. John EjpSHATEii,the onlyeettlerofUie name known 
to have come to this conntry, was of a Westphalian femily. 
The arms are described by Rjetetap as follows : " Kipahaven. 
Westphalie. J^or au saut. cMai de so., les extrSmitis arron- 
dies. Gq, cowr. C. : um (?te et col 
de cfdm braque de sa. (Arm. v. 6.)." 
In the preface of " Bietstap" ex- 
planation is made that " Arm. 
V. G." refers to the armorial 
compilations of Jean van Gendt 
and his son Gerlach van Gendt. 
Jean van GJendt was bom May 80, 
1609, and died Dec. 4, 1688; the 
eon was bom 1640 and died 
June 6, 1786. The title of tiieir 
work 18 " "Wapen-Boeck ten deele 
vergodert door Johan van Gendt 
en na verder volmaakt door eijn 
soon Gerlach van Gendt." John 
Kipahaven was bom the early part 
of the seventeenth centnry. The 
first reference to him in this conn- 
try is quoted in Scharf a " History of Delaware," page 1201, 
where he, his wife and daughter are enomerated in a Census 
List of the Whorekill, May 8, 1671. Scharf, page 1211, men- 
tions that he was commissioned a Justice at the "Whorekill 
Nov. 1674. He was recommissioned until 1685. The Court 
Docket of Sussex Co., in possession of the Penna. His. Soc., 
records the proceedings of the Conrt during his tenure. 




180 KIP8HAVEN 

Deeds recorded at Georgetown. Liber 0, folio 209 : 

Jan. 14, 1675. Patent from Sir Edmund Androa to John 
Eipfihaven. 69 acree at the Whorekill. Assigned by Kips- 
haven, Feb. 9, 1680, to "Wm. Clark, who, Apr. 12, 1681, 
reasBigned it to Capt. Kathaniel Walker. 

Scharf, page 1211: 

June 25, 1675. Becommissioaed a Justice. 

" York Records," Dover. Folio 65 :, 

Mar. 8, 167J, return of survey for John Eipshaven and 
Peter Hanson, jointly, 413 acres called " Hopewell," on the 
"West side of Delaware Bay and North side of Murder Creek. 

Pa. Ar., Vol. XVI, page 326 : 

Oct. 8, 1678, recommissioned a Justice. 

Deeds at Georgetown. Liber A, folio 103 : 

Oct. 1678. Oonveyimce by John Eipshaven to FrancaB 
Whitwell. 200 acres on the Northern side of Murder Creek. 

Folio 335 : ISJ^, the Court granted a patent from John 
Kirke to Alexander Mollieton and John Kipshaven. 

Liber B, folio 221 : 

Feb. 3, 168J. Conveyance by Anthony Enloea, of New 
Deal, to John Kipshaven. 

Pa. Ar., Vol. XVI, page 338 : 

May 28, 1680. fiecommissioned a Justice. 

Deeds. Georgetown. Liber A, folio 6: 

Feb. 14, 1681. The Court grants John Kipshaven 500 
acres. 

Liber A, folio 8 : 

1681. Acknowledgment in open Court by John Kips- 
haven and Bartree his wife to 'William Clark and by William 
Clark and Honor his wife to Nathaniel Walker. " Bartree" 
is no doubt a misspelling for " Breda," which appears to 
have been the Christian name of Kipahaven'a wife. 

Liber A, folio 2 : 

1681. The Court grants Kipshaven's petition for a war- 
rant to survey the land he bought of Alexander MoUiston, 
Robert and Antony Enloes. 



KIP8HAVEN 181 

Same folio : 

1681. Kipshaven receives a grant from the Court of the 
" third town lot to the front from the land of !N'athaniel 
Walker." 

Liber B, folio 97 : 

Feb. 1, 168J. Conveyance by John Oakey, of Deal Co., 
to John Kipshaven and Alex. MoUiston. 300 acres. 

Liber A, folio 7 : 

Feb. 14, 1681. Alexander MoUiston and Robert Trayle 
acknowledge a conveyance to John Kipshaven of 800 acres in 
Elckout Neck. Kipshaven was present in Court as a Justice. 

Liber A, folios 4 and 7 : 

Same date. Antony Enloes acknowledges a conveyance 
to John Kipshaven of 100 acres in Kickout Neck. 

Scharf, page 517 : 

Oct. 25, 1682. Kipshaven recommissioned a Justice. 

The Old Court Docket of Sussex Co., Del., in poss. of the 
Pa. His. Soc. : 

Sep. 9, 1682. Kipshaven signs as a Justice an acknowl- 
edgment of allegiance to William Penn. 

Deeds. Georgetown. Liber A, folio 13 : 

Nov. 11, 1682. The Court grants to John Kipshaven 
the town lot adjoining that upon which he lives, upon con- 
dition that be build a dwelling house within a year. 

Liber A, folio 107 : 

Nov. 14, 1682. The Court grants Eipshaven the town lot 
between his and William DarvaJPs on condition that he 
build a dwelling house within a year. 

The will of Edward Booth, recorded at Georgetown in 
the Register of "Wills' Office, in Liber A, folio 1, and in the 
Recorder of Deeds' Office, in Liber A, folios 19 and 107, 
is dated Dec. 7, 1682. He is styled as "Edward Booth 
of Deal County." He bequeaths unto John Kipshaven's 
son John one half of his realty, providing the testator died 
without wife or issue ; he bequeaths unto John Depree and 
his son Jacob Depree the other half of his real estate, but 



182 EXPSEAYEN 

if the said John Depree should die before hia boo Jaoob 
came to age then Andrew Depree waa to have his nunesty of 
land onti] the said Jacob came to age. To John ESpehaven 
he gave the pereooally then in his hooae ; to John Wlttmao, 
a saw; to Elizabeth 'Wittman, two hena ; to Martha ESps- 
haven, a saw ; he orders a debt of 3O0 lbs. of tobacco to be 
paid M'. Avery for eorveying his land ; to William Emmatt, 
Jr., a saw. 

Nov. 14, 1682. The will wm probated by William Em- 
matt and Stephen Whitman and letters of admin, were 
granted to John £jpBhayen and John Depree. 

No relation is known between Edward Booth and the 
legatees. 

Pa. Ar., Vol. XVI, page 376 : 

Dec. 25, 1682. John Eipshaveu recommiseioned a Jostice. 

" Votes and Proceedings of the Hotiee of RepreeentativeB 
of the Province of Pennsylvania. Printed by B. Franklin 
and D.Hall. 1762." Vol.1: 

John Eipshaven is recorded in the proceedings as a 
Member from Sussex County at the sessions held at Phila., 
1682-3 ; at New Castle, 1684 ; and at Phila., 1686. 

The Old Court Docket of Sussex Co., in poes. of Pa. 
TTifl Soc. : 

12, 4mo. 1683. Kipshaven present as a Justice. 

11, 1, 1684. He is recommissioned a Justice. (Also 
Scharf, page 1211.) 

Deeds at Georgetown. Liber A, folio 86 : 

Mar. 26, 1689. Bredah Eipshaven, by deed of gift, 
conveys 500 acres to Alburtus Jacobs. 

This is the laat reference to Breda Elpshaven; it ia 
aeamned she died shortly af1«r. 

Liber A, folio 84 : 

Dec 5, 6, 1699. John Eipshaven, by petition, acquainted 
&e Court that he had reeolved to build a mill on the Beaver 
Dam lying between the lands of Edmond Dyre and Roger 
Corbett, provided the Court would grant him an order for 



KLPSHAVEN 188 

thirty acres of vacant land adjoining the said Beaver Dam, 
which the Court granted. 

John Kipshaven died during the interim of the execution 
of his will and its probate, Jan. 14, 1700, and Jan. 25, 1700. 
The will is recorded at Gteorgetown in liber A, folio 35 : 

^< Com. Sussex Pennsylvania. 

In the Name of God Amen The Fourteenth day of Jan- 
uary in the year of our Lord God one thousand Seven hun- 
dred I John Kipshaven being sick and weak in body but 
of sound and perfect memory (through mercy) and knowing 
the uncertainty of this life on earth and equally desirous to 
settle things in order doe make this my last Will and Testa- 
ment in manner form following (That is to say) First and 
principally I commend my soul to Almighty God my Crea- 
tor hoping and believing for full pardon and remission of 
all my sins through the previous death and merritts of my 
blessed Lord and Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and 
my body I committ to the Earth from whence it came, to 
be decently buried in the Town burying Place next the 
Prison, with the Funeral Service to be read at the grave 
according to the Church of England, and as touching such 
worldly estate as it hath pleased Gk)d to lend mee my will 
and meaning is the same shall be Imployed bestowed and 
disposed as is hereafter herein expressed and First I doe 
revoke renounce, frustate and make void all Wills by me 
formerly made and declare and appoint this and this only 
to be my last Will and Testament. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandchildren John 
and Albert Jacobs sons of Albertus Jacobs by my daughter 
Martha the one moyety and half part of all my estate both 
real and personall Lands Goods and Chatties whatsoever 
within the province of Pennsylvania and Counties annexed 
or elsewhere except hereafter excepted I say to them and 
the survivor of them, their heirs and assigns forever. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha now 
wife of Adam Johnson the other moyety and half part of 



184 KIPSHAVEN 

my Lands in the said CountT' of Sussex during her life and 
after her decease &e same to descend onto my said two 
grandchildren John and Albert Jacobs and the survivor of 
them their heirs and assigns forever. 

Item I ^ve further to my said daughter Martha Johnson 
the other moyety and half part of my pereonall estate with 
reserve of what I shall hereafter dispose and order to be 
paid and delivered out of the same. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandaaghter Bredah 
Jacobs Sister of the above said John and Albert Jacobs 
Twenty five Founds this County money to bee paid unto 
her when she shall arrive to the full age of Eighteen years 
out of her sfud brothers abovesaid moyety. 

Item 1 give and bequeath unto Sarah Elpshaven daughter 
of my son John Kipshaven Twenty five Pounds moneys aa 
abovesaid to be paid her when she shall arrive att the age 
of Eighteen years out of the aforesaid moyety and half part 
of my personall estate that I have above bequeathed unto 
my said daughter Martha Johnson. 

Item I ^ve and bequeath unto my said two Grand 
Daughters Bredah Jacobs and Sarah Eipshaven all their 
deceased Grand Mothers Cloaths both Linnen and Woollen 
to be equally shared and devided between them. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my brother Birrick and 
his children all my Estate both real and personall that I 
have in Holland and Newbourough to them their heirs and 
aisigns forever. 

Item I ^ve and bequeath unto Cornelius Pluckhoy the 
blind man Twenty Shillings. 

Item I give and bequeath unto Simon Pawling Twenty 
Shillings. 

Item I give and bequeath unto Peter Clause bis Earkin 
liveing at Alexander Molestons Twenty Shillings. 

Item I will that all my just and funerall charges be pud 
out of my said whole Estate as ^o the said Three last 
Legacdes above written. 



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KDPSHAVEN 185 

Item I Will that Adam Johnson husband of my afore- 
said daughter Martha Johnson have no hand Interest or 
Trust directly nor indirectly in any matter or thing herein 
mentioned that concerns my aforesaid Grandchildren but 
the care and Trust of the same I doe wholly conf 
unto M' John Hill M' Samuel Preston and Mr Jacob 
Kollock whom I hereby ordain and appoint jointly and 
Severally to be Executors of this my last Will and Testa- 
ment and Trustees therein to see the same performed 
according to the true intent and meaning thereof. 

In Testimony of all which the primesses I have hereunto 
sett my hand and fixed my seal on the day and year first 
within written. 

Sealed) Published and declared \ John Kipshaven [sbal] 
in presence of — ^Ia: Sangster 

his 

Hknet ^ Hill Nbhbmiah Com. Sussex, In the Tern- 
Field i tones of the Province of 

Pennsylvania The Twenty fiifkh day of January 1700. James 
Sangster and I^ehemiah Field witnesses within subscribing 
personally appeared before us William Clark Thomas Fin- 
wick and Phillip Russell his Migesties Justices of the Peace 
for the ssdd County and did make oath upon the Holy 
Evangelist of Almighty God that they saw John Kipshaven 
the Testator within named sign seal publish and declare 
the within written to be his last Will and Testament and 
that at the doing thereof he was of a sound disposing mind 
memory and judgment to the best of their knowledge and 
that they together with Henry Hill signed as evidences to 
the same as Witness our hands and Seal of the County on 
the day and year first above written 
[seal] Nbhemiah Field Clk W* Clark 

Tho: Finwick 
Phillip Russell." 
Honor, the second wife of John Kipshaven, having sur- 
vived her husband, married Jonathan Sturges. 



186 KLPSHAVEN 

The Old Court Docket of Sussex County, in possession 
of the Penna. His. Soc. : 

At a Court held Feb. 2, 1702, Jonathan Sturges and 
Honor, his wife, late widow of John Elpehaven, Sen., dec'd., 
produced an account against decedent's estate for six pounds 
sixteen shillings, and prayed judgment against the Executors 
of the said estate. Samuel Preston, one of the said Execu- 
tors, appeared and acknowledged the claim, whereupon 
judgment was entered against John 1^1, Samuel Preston 
and Jacob Kollock, Executors. 

<^At a County Court in Equity held at Lewes for the 
County of Sussex the sixth day of May An* Domi. 1708. 
Before William Clark, Thomas flinwick and James Walker, 
Esq" Justices of the said Court 

Memorandum at the same and before the same Court 
came Adam Johnson and Martha his wife and exhibit this 
Bill against John Hill, Samuel Preston and Jacob Kollock, 
Exec" of the last wUl and testament of John Elpshaven, 
deceased, which Bill follows in these words : 

The Worshipful the Justices of Sussex Co., sitting in 
Equity." 

Adam Johnson and Martha his wife, daughter of John 
Kipshaven, dec'd., complained that the executors were 
delaying in settlement of the estate ; they also objected to 
Honor Kipshaven, the widow of John Kipshaven, receiving 
her dower as she and her husband were living apart at their 
death. The Executors filed an answer, denied the charge of 
delaying, etc., and admitted the widow was entitled to the 
dower. May 8, 1703, the Bill was withdrawn by agreement 

John Eipshaven, by his first wife Breda, had issue : 

2. John. 

3. Martha, m. fijrst, Albertus Jacobs ; second, Adam 

Johnson. Issue by first marriage : 
B\ John. 
8*. Albert 
8*. Bredah. 



KIPSHAVEN 137 

n. 2. John Kipshavbn, son of John Elpshaven (1) and 
Breda, hi^ wife, was bom prior to his parents' arrival in this 
country ; approximation suggests 1645-1655 as the date of 
his birth. He married Sarah, daughter of. Capt John and 
Sarah Avery. See " Account of Capt. John Avery, Presi- 
dent Judge at the Whorekill and his Descendants, by Eiwin 
Jaquett Sellers, Phila., 1898." The allusions in that work 
to John Eipshaven's wUl and the offices held by him are 
incorrect, as they apply to his father. 

The « York Records" at Dover, folio 79 : 

At a Court held May 13, 1679, a certificate for John 
Elpshaven, Jr., was examined, for land already seated, and 
" left in custody of M' John Eipshaven who is boimd for 
New York to procure a patent for the same." 

The Old Court Docket of Sussex Co., in poss. of the Pa. 
His. Soc. : 

At a Court for Sussex Co., held at Lewes, June 5 and 6, 
1701, Sarah Clifton, widow, admx. of John Kipshaven, 
Junr., dec'd., recovered a verdict vs. John Hill, Samuel 
Preston and Jacob KoUock, Execrs. of John Kipshaven^ 
Senr., dec'd. 

John Epshaven, Jr., was mentioned in the will of Edward 
Booth dated Dec. 7, 1682 ; he is omitted in his father's will 
dated Jan. 14, 1700 ; consequently, he died in the interim. 
His wife, evidently, died before him, as letters of Adminis- 
tration were granted to his mother-in-law, Sarah Cliftx)n, 
widow of Capt. Avery, and Robert Clifl»n. 

John Kipshaven, Jr., and Sarah, his wife, had issue : 

4. Sarah, m. Henry Draper. See Draper Family 
for descendants. 



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^tM)am 



L 1. Dk. Tthbv Stidhah was bom at " Hammel]," ac- 
cording to his will , the early part of the seveiiteenth centaiy ; 
just where Hammell waa has not been found, although it 
was probably in Sweden, Neither is it definitely known 
when he came to America, although it is quite likely that 
he accompanied G^ovemor Bising, who sailed from Gotten- 
burg Febraary 2, 1654, reaching Fort Casimir, now New 
Castle, the 21st of the following May. Dr. Stidham acquired 
bis knowledge of medicine before coming here. 

When tte Swedes were conquered by the Dutch, Sep- 
tember, 1665, the articles of capitulation gave the Swedes 
who desired to leave one year and six weeks in which to 
dispose of their immovable proper^, subject, however, to 
the oath of allegiance. It was ftirtber provided that sncb 
of the Swedes or IHnns who did not desire to go with 
Gkivemor Bising, and remained voluntarily, should have the 
privileges of the Augsburg Confession and have a person to 
instruct them therein. 

" Pennsylvania Archives," Sec. Ser., Vol. Vll, p. 483 : 

" All and everyone who are inclined to take of their own 
tree will the oath of alle^ance in the hands of Mr. Petrus 
Stuyvesant, Director-General of New Netherland, and to 
live up to it, may remfun as freemen at this South river of 
New Netherland and gain their livelihood as good imd free 
inhabitants ; on the other side, those who may have some 
scruples or conscientious fears regarding the oath of alle- 
giance, may leave this province of New Netherland, after 
disposing of their private property to their best advantage 
and shtdl have free passage for their removal. 



STIDHAM 189 

Follows the oath. 

I, the undersigned) promise and swear in the presence of 
Gk>d, the All-knowing and Almighty that I will be loyal 
and fidthful to the iN'oble High Mightinesses, the States* 
General of the United Netherlands and the Lords-Proprie- 
tors of the Incorporated West India Company, and their, 
the Masters' and Patroons' of this Province of N*ew-Nether- 
land, Director-Gteneral and Council, now appointed or to be 
appointed in future and not to do any act of hostility, sedi- 
tion or intelligence in word or deed nor help to do it, but 
behave myself as an obedient and faithful subject, as long 
as I shall remain to live on the South river. 

So help me God Almighty. 

TiMBN Stiddbn 

et al." 

" Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State 
of New York," Vol. XH, page 133 : 

" Minutes of the Administration of Jean Paul Jacquet, 
Vice-Director at the Delaware, and his Council," page 
188: 

Jan. 4, 1656. *^ Appears Tymen Tiddens and asks for a 
recovery of some goods taken by Elias Emmens, Hendrick 
Seijackes and Peter Jansen for a debt, arising from labour 
and amounting to the sum of 70 florins ; they had sold the 
same goods to Jan Schagge, viz : 

5 pigs at 10 fl. 50 

1 kettle 24 

1 tin pan 8 

The above named persons appearing, declare to have sold 
the abovementioned goods at their own risk. 

Jan Schagen appears, being summoned by Tymen Tid- 
dens, and declares, that he has bought the aforesaid things 
from the aforesaid soldiers and that, if he has to return the 
same, he demands recompensation for the feeding of the five 
pigs during the period of five weeks and the same costs 20 fl. 

Appears Tymen Tiddens, and is ordered, that he come to 



140 STIDHAM 

an agreement with Jan Schaggen and give an affidavit of 
the care of some soldiers, done by Smit's orders." 

^^Tymen Tiddens contra Ele Stirssen, demands twelve 
Holl. schepels of mais, for which he has delivered to him 
25 lbs. of lead, Swedish weight. 

Ele Stiers appearing declares, that he has promised him 
as payment three Holland schepels and the balance in 
Swedish schepels, with which he then was satisfied. 

The parties were ordered to come to an agreement with 
each other and Ele promisee to pay Tymen as first install- 
ment two Holl. schepels." 

June 23, 1656. ^^ Jacob Crabbe appears against Tymen 
Tiddens. The plaintiff demands payment of a certain ac- 
count in the sum of 35 guilders 17 stivers. 

Defendant answers that he has a counter claim. 

The parties are ordered, first to make up their mutual 
accounts and if they could not agree, then to address them- 
selves again to the Court" 

Jan. 10, 1657. Tymen Stiddens, et al., subscribes to an 
agreement regulating trade with the Indians in the skins of 
certain animals. This is printed in txxH in ^^ Jaquett Gene- 
alogy," page 66. 

Page 362 (" Doc. His. of K Y.," Vol. XH) : 

Letter from Governor Beeckman to Govemor-General 
Stuyvesant, dated Altena, Feb. 20, 1662. 

" The City's Surgeon Willem Rosenburgh has been dis- 
charged and therefore has ^ven us warning on the 4^ inst. 
I expect your Hon"* Worships' order whether I shall hence- 
forth employ the City's Surgeon or Mr. Tyner Stodden, as 
both offer their services." 

Page 422 : 

Altena Feb. 1, 1663. Beeckman to Stuyvesant 

<^ D'Hinojossa considers us still his mortal enemies, for 
when on the 18*^ of December Mr. Jacop, the City's Sur- 
geon, stated in the meeting, that he desired to put in his 
place Mr. Timen Stidden, after he had before obtained per- 



STIDHAM 141 

mission to put somebody in his place, d'EBnojossa neverthe- 
less said to him * Why do you present to us a man, who is 
Beeckman's friend, whom I consider our enemy, yes our 
mortal enemy/ '' 
Page 425 : 

^^ Trial and sentence of banishment pronounced against 
Evert Hendricksen, a Fin, at Altena. 

Present Extract from the 

the Vice Dir. Wilh. Beeckman, Court Minutes, kept 
Olofi* Stille, Mats: Hansen, and at Fort Altena, on 
Fitter Cock, Commissaries. the 7"* of April 1668. 

Jurriaen Kyn, plaint., against 

Evert Hendrickson, the Fin, deft. 

* * * 

" Mr. Tymen Stidden declares at the request of the wit- 
ness, that he has at different times seen Evert the Fin before 
his, witness' door with great vexations, making much noise 
and trouble with his axe and he, alBiant, offers to confirm it 
with his oath. 

Mr. Tymen Stidden complains, that, when he was sum- 
moned by Jacob Swenson to bleed him and went there in 
his canoe. Evert the Fin saluted him so with stones, on 
leaving the Upland's kil that he was in danger in his canoe, 
at least of being wounded, he managed finally to get out of 
the kil however, but was thoroughly drenched by the splash- 
ing of the stones from the bank, without knowing the 
reasons, why." 

Scharf s " History of Delaware," page 680 : 

" The ori^n of the city (Wilmington) is to be found in 
the building of Fort Christina by the Swedish pioneers in 
1638. Its site was within the present limits of Wilmington, 
on the South side of the creek, near ^ The Rocks' and in 
the vicinity of Old Swedes' Church, around this fort, ac- 
cording to Governor Bising, fifteen or twenty houses were 
clustered when the Dutch captured the position in 1655. 
By them the name was changed to Fort Altena and a little 



k^ 



142 8TIDHAM 

town laid out west of the fort under the direction of Got- 
emor Beekman, which was called Christianaham, and in 
1661 lota were granted to settlers, among whom were Tj- 
men Stidham. The lots were adjoiaing the fort and wer« 
thirty feet in breadth; double lots, Bixty feet. The fort, 
which was nearly destroyed in the Dutch asaaolt in 1655, 
was in 1658 repaired, and eight thousand brick were brought 
from Fort Orange (Albany, N. T.) for that purpose, and a 
few men placed in charge. Christiaoaham at that tame 
was next in importfuice to New Castle, at which place Vice- 
Director Beekman resided most of the time from 1658 to 
166S, although New Castle belonged to the City of Amster- 
dam and Christianaham to the Dutch West India Company. 
In 1664 Fort Altena was captured by the English and per- 
mitted to go to ruin. The town of ChristiaDaham ceased 
to exist and is not later mentioned." 

Wilmington, Delaware. Deed Liber A, folio 18 : 
" Francis Lovelace Esqr., one of the Gentlemen of his 
Majesties Hour Privy Chamber and Govemor-Gteneral 
tmder his Royal Highness James Duke of York and Albany 
& of all his Territories in Aiaerica, To all to whom these 
presents shall come sendeth Greeting : 

Whereas there is a certain parcell of land in Delaware 
River near unto New Castle now in the t«nour and occupa- 
tion of Tyman Stidham, as his proper right, Beginning at 
the Fall of the Brandywine Kill & Stretching in length to 
the Rattle Snake Kill, and in Breadth from the Rattle Snake 
Path in a like Breadth to his house, as also his meadow or 
valley upon the Hooke, from the Black Kath Kill to the 
Great Brandywiue Kill, so along to Christiana Kill- 
Now for a confirmation unto him, the said Tyman Stid- 
ham, in his possession & injoyment of the premises. Know 
ye that by virtue of the authori^ and Commission unto me 
given by his Royal Highness X have ratifyed, Confirmed and ' 
granted and by these Presents doe ratifye Confirm and Grant 
unto Tymen Stidham, his heirs & assigns, the aforesaid re- 



STIDHAM 148 

cited Parcel of Land and Premesefl, Together with all k 
singular the appurtenances, to have & to hold the said Par- 
cell of Land and Premises together with the meadow or 
vally upon the Hooke imto the said Tymen Stidham his 
heirs and assigns forever, yielding & paying yearly and every 
year as a quit rent unto his M^es* use one Bushell of winter 
[wheat] when it shall be demanded by such officer or officer 
in Authority as be impowered and establisht in Delaware 
River and Partes Adjacent to Command & receive the same. 
Given under my Hand & Sealed with the Scale of the 
Province of Fort James in New Yorke the third day of 
May in the Twenty third Year of his Mag** Reigne Anno 
Domini 1671. 

(Subscribd) 

Francis Lovblacb. 
Recorded by order of y* 
Gk)vemo' 
Mathias Nichalls, Scr." 
It will be observed in the foregoing that the size of the 
tract is not expressed, and also that it is not an original 
patent, but merely confirmatory of land already in Dr. 
Tymen's possession. 
Prothonotary's Office, Wilmington. Liber A, folio 102 : 
" Att a Court held in the Towne of New Castle on Dela- 
ware By his Maj*^ Authority February the 4"* & 6"* Annoq. 
Dom. 167| 

Mb. John Moll 
Mb. Peteb Albichs 
P* Sent : Mb. Gebbbt Otto Justices. 

Mb. Joh. Db Haes 
Mb. Abbam MaW 
Mb. Will. Sempill 
Tymen Stiddem preferring in Co'* a Peticon, Showing 
that heretofore that hee had purchazed from Moens An- 
driessen & Jacob Vander Veer a Certayne peece of Land, 
Lying on the North syde of Brandewyn Creeke Just above 



144 STIDHAM 

je Land Called ye smitha Land for w** hee hath pud the 
Quit Rent and being deeierous to have farther ConfirmacoD 
thereof by Patient from his hono' ye Govemo' did therefore 
desire this worpp" CourtB order to the Snrveigho' for to lay 
out the ad. Land being 100 Acres ; 

And hee the sd. l^mea Stiddem further Complayning to 
ye Co" that Jacob Vander Veer had notw*'^tanding hee was 
forwamed by him the sd. Tymen of Late Caused a Besur- 
veig to bee made of his (?) land and in the sd. Resurveigh 
had Comprehended and Included this same Land of him 
ye Peticoa' and that he dayly Cutts downe the timber 
thereof. The Co'* haveing examined the premises do think 
fitt before they proceed further therein that ye sd. Tymen 
Stiddem do bring att the next Court all his papers and evi* 
deuces touching the sd. Land and that Jacob Vander Veer 
then also appeare for to vindicate himselfe aa when the Co" 
will proceed to a fynal determinacon therein and in the 
mean tyme Jacob Vander Veer is to forbeare Cutting of 
Timber upon ye same Land." 

liber A, folio 110 : 
» March ye 4* 167*. 

Tymen Stiddem P". f ^ *° **^°° °^ ?« *^^ *'°' * 

Jacob VanderveerD-". ) piece of Land in ye Brande- 
"- wyn Creeke. 

The Sherrife Returned his writt non Est Inventus." 

Prothonotary's Office, Wilmington, Del., Liber A, folio 
47: 

» March ye S"- 167|. 

Tymen Stiddem Pit 

Jacob Vander Veer Deil 

The Pit demands a Conveigance for a Certayn parcell of 
Land by him bought of ye deft in ye yeare 1667 Lying on 
boath sydea of ye Brandewyn Creeke. 

The Deft Replyes that hee hath sould to yee Pit. no other 
Land but what Lyeth on the South syde of the Brandewyn 
Creeke w* the Pit now poaaesBes. 



STIDHAM 146 

The Debates of both partees bemg heard Itt is ordered 
that the Land w^ Mr. Tymen Stiddem had bought of Wal- 
raeven Jansen k Moens Andries That hee the P^^ may 
Cause the Same to bee Surveighed and obtajne a Pattent 
for the Same." 

Liber A, folio 114 ; 
" Aprill ye 2* 1679. 
Tymen Stiddem Pit. f ^, ^^^^^^n of the Case for 

Jacob Vanderveer Deft. 1 ^^^ ^^ ^^ brandewyn 

^ Creeke. 

The Sherrife for ye 2* tyme Returned his writ non Est 
Inventus." 

Liber A, folio 116 : 
" Jime 8* 1679. 
Tymen Stiddem Pit, / TMs ease is Transferred to New 

Jacob V. Veer Deft. 1 7"" f f ^^^^^^« *^ ^ ^^f ^1" 

^ lency s the Governor • orders. 

State Library, Albany, New York. Colonial Manu- 
scripts. 

Liber XXI, folios 21 and 41 : 

" The case of Tymen Stiddem declaring his right to 600 
acres of Land lyeing on the North side of y* fSsh Creeke at 
Brandewyns Creeke Just below the falls of the Sd Creeke. 

That about 18 yeares Since Moens Andriessen & Wal- 
rawen Jansen obtained a grant A permiBsion from the ihen 
Commander William Beeckman to take up the above s' 
Land, in w*^ Land Moens Andriessen had two parts & Wal- 
rawen Jansen one parte & they planted it foure yeares. And 
then y* S* Moens Andriessen Sold his house & lott togather 
with his Shares of this Land to the said Tymen Stiddem & 
Walrawen Jansen sold his one Share unto Jacob Van der 
Veer, p. ut. Depos. of "Walrawen Jansen & Moens Andri- 
essen no. 12. 

That since y* s* Jacob van der Veer Sould his house & 
lott att Cristena to s* Tymen Stiddem togather with this 
same land Soe that y* Said Land was baught by & belongs 



146 STIDKAM 

to y* 8* Tymen Stiddem, p. ut Walrewen'fl Depos. no. 1 & a 
note ander Jacob Van der Veer's hand d°. 3. 

That for the Space of fourteen yeares last past y* b* Land 
hath been accompted to belong to Tymen Stiddem & y* it u 
Called by his name & Walravens w<^ is of Late taken Id by 
Jatiob Van der Veer in hia resurveigh of hia Island 4 y" 15 
yearea past there was Come Sowed on y* s* Land. Vide 
Depos. n*. 4. 

To prove y* title of Moens Andrieseen & "Walrawen Jan- 
sen Vide Depos. N*. 6. 

That y* 18th January 167| The S* Tymen payed 4 yearea 
Quitt Eenta for the S* Land, p. ut. receipt of Eph. Hennan 
N'6. 

That Jacob Van der Veer By his Resurrey of his Island 
Including the 8' Land Caused y* 8' Tymen to make his 
Addresse to y* Court att New Castle declareing his right att 
Large as by his Complaint N'. 7. 

That the S* Court the 5th of March 167J did ord' y* the 
Land which 8* Tymen has baught of "Walraeven Jansen ft 
MoeoB Andrieesen he may Canse to be Surveyed ft Obtaine 
a Pattent for the Same. Vide Ord'. of Court K'. 8. 

The S* Tymen Stiddem's right being as afores' he humbly 
prayes the Same may be Confirmed to him by Pattent from 
ihe Hono"^ Govemo' w** may firee him from further trouble 
or MoleataCon. 

[Endorsed] 

The case of Tymen Stiddem." 

Folio 72 : 

1. A dep : of Walraven Jansen that M' Beeckman aa 
Command" at Del : granted to Mons Andriesen ft him 800 
morgen of land at the ffish Creeke neare Christina of w*^ 
hee sold Timen Stidden ft Walraven 1 pt w"** hee sold Jacob 
Van der Veere ffeb. 25 1674- 

2. A dep : of Moens Andrieeen relating to the sale of the 
whole to M' Timen Andries Jan : 25 167J. 

8. A bill of sale of Jacob Van der Veer's right to Timen 



STIDHAM 147 

Btidden under both their hands. Its writte upon ill pap 
that sinks so not well to bee read. 1667 on the backside. 

4. feb : 14 167f Hans Peterson & Jussa Poulsen dep : to 
prove the land to bee M' Timens. 

5. Mathias Mathysen de Yos dep : that hee was at first 
joyned with Moens Andriesen & Walraven in this land it 
being granted to him with them by the Dutch Comand' 
M' Beeckman but that afterward changing his mind hee 
left them & hath severall times heard that D' Timen Sted- 
den was lawfully possesed of the whole. July 28. 167f . 

6. M' Ephr Harman's receit of 4 bushells of wheat Quit 
Rent of Mr Timen Jan 18, 167|. 

7. The last declaracon put into Co'*, by Tymen Stidden, 
relating the whole Case ; this was depending when the order 
came to stop proceedings. The Consideracon s* to bee given 
by M' Tymen to Jacob Van der Veer for his house & Lott 
at Christina was 200f & [four ?] oxe hee sold his right to the 
land hee bought of Mr Walraven which the s"* Jacob Van 
der Veere since claymes by vertue of a Resurvey by M' 
Wharton by an order from C. Cantwell. 

8. The former order of Co'*, in March 167^ wherein 
Jacob Van der Veer is cast. 

[Here follows no. 4 and endorsement for which see below; 
lower is written :] 

1. Jacob Van der Veer's patent ft'om Gov. Lovelace for 
an Isl. & a piece of land neare it March 29 166* by vertue 
whereof hee claymes this land & denys ever to have sold to 
Tymen Stidden what hee hee bought of Walraven. 

2. A draught of the Isl. & land adjacent by M' Wharton 
resurveyed according to the patent Apr 7th 1676. 

8. A pap signed by 5 psons for the pertenesse of Jac : 
Van der Veeres land & that if M' Timen have this hee will 
bee imdone, a rough sort of draught Sept' 16, 1679. 

4. Walrawens transport to Jacob Van der Veer. Timen 
Stidden, is a witnesse. 

[Endorsed] 



148 STEDHAM 

The Bobatance of T>' Tymena & Jacob Van der Veeree 
papa, w** were b* them back 

For the Constable and obetseera of Sonthton 

These At Southton." 

Folio 93 : 

"I: underwritten WUliam Sempill doe hereby declare 
that on y* 23 day of July Laeat past one Mathias Mathiasz 
de Yoa came to mee at my house in New Caetle w^ one 
depoflition written as I suppose by M' Ephnum Herman 
or his Clerck Conseming some Land then in Controversy 
betweene M': Tymen Stidden and Jacob v: Veer, and y* s* 
Mathias desiering mee to give him his oath to y* same depo- 
sition X made answer that hee should Come att one other 
tyme because I supposed him then to hee In drinke but y* 
s' Mathias replyed that he was not in drinke aad desiered 
mee to dispatch him — alledgeing if hee was not swome at 
that tyme hee should bee forced to come againe and sweare 
att Court for M' Tymen would Subpene him & then hee 
should Loose more tyme ft y* Lyke, upon w* I Looke- 
ing over ihe deposition demanded of y* s' Mathias what 
hee could Sweare hee thereupon did to mee declare the 
ful Substance in Every perticular w^ was in y* foresaid 
deposition written by w^ I: finding that the b* Mathias 
was in his ful Senses, tought good to Bead the deposition 
over to him & haveing done the same I demanded of 
him whether hee understood what was therein written 
h whether itt was the truth, and if hee could swear y* 
same. The s* Mathias Replyed Yes upon w^ I gave him 
his oath to y* afores* deposition and did then also sub- 
scrybe the same during all w* above s* Tyme M' Samuel 
Land stood by and heard all above . . . [mutilated] that 
M' Ephraim Herman was not to . . . knowledge Con- 
semed neither did I heare the said Mathias make any 
the Least mention of him all w<^ I declare to bee the 
Truth and in ConfirmaCoQ whereof I have hereunto and to 
y* true Coppy of y* aforementioned deposition here annex 



\ 



STIDHAM 149 

set my hand att New Castle the 6th: day of Jannuary 
16tt. 

(was signed) 
Will: Sbmpill/' 
" Samuell Land Sub Sherrife of y* p'cincts of New Castle 
declares that all what is mentioned in y* within written 
declaration is the whole Truth & nothing but the Truth and 
that hee was p'sonally p'sent when Mr: William Sempill 
Examined & administered the oath unto Mathias Mathias- 
sen de Vos ; In Testimony whereof hee has hereunto Set 
his hand In New Castle this 9th: day of January 16|^. 
Examined by and swome (Signed) 

before us y* day & yeare Samubl Land. 

above written— 
(signed) 

Jn®: Moll 

PiBTER AlBICHS 

J: D'habs" 

<^ The deposition of Mathias Mathiasz De vos aged forty 
seven yeares or there aboutes Declares that the Dutch Com- 
mander William Beckman whilst he was Governor of Cris- 
tena did ^ve and grant unto this Deponent togeather with 
Moens Andriesen and Walraven Johnson De vos a Certayne 
pece of Land Lyeing & being on the north syde of Brand- 
wyne or fish kill . . . togeather with the other twoo afores*: 
Paticipants did make a beginning and worke but this De- 
ponant Changin his mynd resolved otherwayes and there- 
upon Left his s' Land to the afores^ Moens Andriesen & 
Wallraven Johnson De vos and as y* Deponant has severall 
tymes heard sence, doctor Tymen Stidden Have Bought the 
s' Land and was Lawfully Possesed of the same and ftirther 
sayeth not. 

In witness whereof the Deponant have hereunto set his 
hand att new Castle In Dellowar River this 28 of JuUy 
Anno Domini 1679. 

Tis is y* true Copie of ye Deposition of Mathias Mathia- 



160 8TIDHAM 

SOD De Vos Examined ft swom before me the day & Bate 
above written. In wittueeae whereof I have hereunto set 
mj hand att New Oaede y* 6th day of January 16}^. 
(WoB signed) 
"Will: Sbmpill 

These aforestanding three Teefdmonys are True Coppyes 
of their ori^alls Examined ft Compu*ed by mee 

J:D:HAEa: 

[Endorsed] 

Some declaraoons ft depoflicone made at New Castle in 
Delaware about y* difference betweene M' Tymen Stiddem 
ft Jacob Van der veere 16^^." 

Folio 94 : 

" The Depoeiation of Mathiaa : 

Mathiaaen de Yob aged forirr seven yearea or thereaboats 
Declares that the Dutch Commander William Beckman 
whilst he was Governor of Cmtena did ^ve and grant unto 
this deponant togeather with Moens Andiisen and Wall- 
raven Johnson De vos a Certayne Peice of Land Lyeing 
ft being on the north syde of Brandawyne or fish kill In 
Ciistena Afores* upon which sd Land this deponant to 
geather with y* other twoo aforesaid PaticipMits did make 
a beginning and work but this deponant Changing his 
minde resolved otherways and thereupon left the s* Laud to 
the aforesfud Moens Andriesen ft Wallraven Johnson de vos 
and as the Deponant has severall tymes beard sence doctor 
tymen Stiddam have bought y* sfud Land And was Law- 
ftiUy Posesed of y* same ft ftirther aayeth not In wittnesB 
whereof the Deponant have hereunto sett his hand att New 
Castle In Delowar River this 23 of July anno Domini 1679 
(was signed) 

Mathiab Mathiasz Db vos 

Examined ft sworen before Mee In New Castle the date 
above written 

(Was signed) 
Will: Sbupill 



STIDHAM 161 

This 9th day of January an"": 16|^ apeared before us 
Mathiaa Mathiasen de Yos and has taken his Possetive Oath 
that all what is mentioned In r within written Depoeistion 
is the whole treuth and nothing bat the truth and that there 
is nor was no other deposition written by M' Epharim Her- 
man or any Clerck of his for him Concerning the prims- 
aes or any Part thereof aa allso that he Came upon his own 
accord and was verry Earnest with the sd Herman to write 
by himselve or his Clerck y* said Deposition for him much 
Less that he should have In the Least Degree Li [du] ced him 
or perswaded or forced him unto y* swearing of any word or 
words Mentioned Li the s"" Depositiion and that all what he 
has Declared Li and aboute the same was upon the request 
of Timen Stiddem. Li testimony whereof the Deponant 
has put hereunto his hand Li new Castle y* day & yeare 
above written 

(Was signed) 

Mathias Mathiasz d'Vos 

Examined by and swome before us at the same tyme k 
wryting of the above written deposition 

(Was signed) 
John Moll 

PlETER AlRIOHS 

Joh: D'Habs 
Will: Sbmpill 
This above standing together w*"* y* w*Hn written depo- 
sition are both True Coppies of the originals Examined ft 
Compared by mee 

J: l>:HABS: 
[Endorsed] 

Other deposicons relating to m': Tymer Steddam & Jacob 
Vander Veere/* 

Prothonotary's Office, Wilmington, Del. Liber A, folio 
56: 

At a court held May 7 and 8, 1678, M' Tymen Stiddem 
receives liberty to take up 100 acres. 



162 STIDHAM 

Scharf 8 " ffis. of Del.," page 153 : 

List of tazables of New Castle County returned by Ci^ 
tain Cantwell, High Sheriff, March 25, 1678. 

Inter aUos, " Tyman Stiddam and 4 Bons." 

" All persona between the ages of sixteen and sixty were 
made liable to taxation." 

According to this it would seem that Br. Stidham most 
have married prior to coming here, and that some of his 
childrea were bom in Sweden. 

Scharf B " HIb. of Bel.," page 612, and Liber A, folio 285, 
Prothonotary's Office, Wil., Del. : 

" At a court held at New Castle on the 2lBt and 22d of 
February, 1683, at which Penn was present, the following 
form of naturalization was adopted, and the names of those 
appended are the Swedes and Batch who took the osth of 
allegiance to the new goremment. 

' The Proprietor was pleased to state ye following forme 
for those as wanted naturalization, according to act of 
assembly, passed at Chester (ala Upland). 

I, A. B., doe Bolemly promise to keep fitith and allo- 
wance to ye EiDg of England & his heirs and BuccesBors, 
fidelity and Lawful obedience to William Penn, Proprietary 
and Governor of the Province of Peosilvania and its Terri- 
tories, and to his heirs and saccessors, according to ye Lawe 
of Naturalization, passed in Assembly in ye month of De- 
cember Laestt att Cheater (als Upland), in ye province afore- 
said.' 

FoUoweth the names of those who desired to be natural- 
ized in Court : 

Dr. Tymen Stidden, et al." 

Liber A, folio 368 : 

IJst of Taxables returned 168t. " Taaen Stidham, of 
Christina Creeke, 250 acres." 

Br. Stidham married twice. His firat wife's name is un- 
known ; his second wife, according to his will, was " Chris- 
tina Dels' daughter," whose name was Christina. The chil- 



STIDHAM 168 

dren appear to have been by the first marriage, as the sec- 
ond wife is referred to by the children in various records aa 
their " mother-in-law/* a term, at that period, frequently 
applied to a step-mother. Dr. Stidham died in the interim 
of the dates of the execution and probate of his will, Feb. 
1, and Apr. 24, 1686. 

His will is recorded at Wilmington in Liber A, folio 78 : 

"To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting: 
Know ye y* Lucas Stiddem & Erasmus Stiddem have duly 
& legally proved in this office a certain will called y* last 
Will k Testament of Timon Stiddem, their late father de- 
ceased, the tenor whereof followeth : 

Praised be God forever. 

Li ye name of God, Amen. Li ye year of our Lord & 
Saviour Jesus Christ 1686 appeared before y* underwritten 
witnesses Mr. "Hmon Stiddem bom at Hammell inhabitant 
in Christina Creek who being sick in body but of full & 
perfect sound & understanding as outwardly appeared to us, 
& he consedering y* fraylty of this mortal life y* certainty 
of death & ye imcertain hour thereof and being unwilling 
to depart this world untill he should first have disposed of 
what temporal estate & goods [God] has been pleased to 
bestow on him Therefore y* sd Testator doth first of all 
committ his soul into ye hands of G^d y* gave it him and 
his body lafter his decease a decent buriall & as for y* dis- 
posal of his temporall estate First I wil y* my wife Chris- 
tina Oels daughter shall have & receive one part or share 
equall w^my children of all loose & mouvable goods mouva- 
ble and immouvable present & to come. And as to y* land 
& its appurtenances y* same shall be by my children equally 
shared or injoyed except my daughter Ligober Stiddem 
who shall have for her part or share thereof one young 
steej & one cow. This Will 4 Testament being word by 
word read to ye testator he approved thereof k desired y* 
this might be held k reputed as his last will k testament 

might be held good k allowed of & in testimony of y* truth 

11 



164 STIDHAM 

hereof I have hereunto sett my hand m asuall form on je 
1** day of ffebruary 1686 in ye 1"* year of y* Reign of our 
Souaraign Lord King James y* 2"* in ye presence of Hen- 
drick Commens. 

(Was signed) Timon Stiddbm 

Witnesses Present 
Hekdrick Commens 
Carroll X Jansbn 

hismarke 

A true translation Eph. Herman 

Whereas Lucas Stiddem and Erasmus Stiddem the sons 
of Timon Stiddem deceased have exhibited into y* office of 
Probat of Wills 4 Granting Letters of Administration for 
y* County of New Castie an Liventory of y* Estate of y* 
Bd. Timon Stiddem deceased and given security to admin- 
ister according to law These are therefore by y* King's 
authority & in y* name of y* Proprietary & Gouvemor to 
authorize & impower y* sd Lucas Stiddem and Erasmus 
Stiddem to administer upon y* estate goods & chattels 
debts & other effects whatsoever belonging to the sd Timon 
Stiddem their late father deceased or to him in any ways 
appertaining hereby giving & granting to r sd Lucas Stid- 
dem & Erasmus Stiddem full power to enter upon & take 
possession of all y* estate real & personal whatsoever late be- 
longing to their sd deceased father and to sue for recover 
& obtain y* same out of y* lands of any person or persons 
whatsoever that is owing unto or hath ought in custody of 
or belon^g to y* sd Timon Stiddem deceased and there- 
with to satisfy all his just debts and according to law to pay 
all legacyes and to allot to his late wife Christina & y* chil- 
dren their several shares & parts by y* law is directed & fur- 
ther to do execute and perform such other lawful act or 
acts thing or things in and about y* premises as fully & 
amply to all intents & purposes as any other administrator 
by y* Laws of this Province of Pensilvania & Territorys 
may can or ought to do. Given under my hand & y* scale 



STIDHAM 156 

of y* office ihifl 24*»» of Aprill, 1686. Signed by John White, 
Dep* Setter by order of James Bradshaw, Register Gten"/* 

It is not known how long Dr. Stidham^s widow survived 
him. 

Prothonotary's Office, "Wilmington, Del., Liber A, folio 
894: 

" At Court held at New Castle, Mar. 18, 1685. 

Upon the petition of Christina Stiddem, ye widow of Doc- 
tor Stiddem, concerning her late husband's estate. 

The Court do order that after the payment of the de- 
ceased husband's debts the petitioner shall have one third 
of her husband's estate, both real and personal, ye real 
estate only to revert back to the heirs of Timen Stiddem 
afl»r petitioner's decease, according to law." 

The following deed, recorded at Wilmington in Liber Q, 
folio 454, gives the names of Dr. Stidham's children : 

<^ This Lidenture made this sixteenth day of the eighth 
month called October Anno Domini one thousand seven 
hundred & fifty Between Peter Stidham of the Hundred of 
New Castie in the County of New Castie upon Delaware, 
yeoman, and Isabella his wife, and Jonas Stidham of the said 
Hundred of New Castie, yeoman, and John Jaquet of the 
said Hundred of New Castie, yeoman, and Christiana his 
wife, and John Walraven of the Hundred of Christiana in 
the said Coimty, yeoman, and Sarah his wife, and Alex- 
ander Porter of the said Himdred of New Castie and Eliza- 
beth his wife and Ligeborg Stidham of the said Hundred 
of New Castie, spinster, and Joseph Scull of the City of 
Philadelphia, yeoman, and Mary his wife on the one part, 
and Peter Sedgefrederick Aldricks of the Himdred and 
County of New Castle, aforesaid, yeoman, on the other part. 

Whereas by virtue of a patent from Francis Lovelace, late 
Governor of York, dated the 3* day of May, 1671, one Dr. 
Tymen Stidham became lawfully seized of a certain tract 
of land and marsh situate in the said County of New Castie. 
Whereas the said D' Tymen Stidham by his last will and 



166 STIDHAM 

testament in writing dated the 1"^ of Februaiy, 1686, deyised 
in these words, viz: and as to the land with its appurte- 
nances the same shall be my children's equally shared and 
enjoyed except my daughter Ingeborg, who shall have for 
her share one young steer and one cow, and afterwards died 
so seized leaving to^ survive him nine children, viz, Lulofe, 
Lucas, Ashmund, Adam, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Mary, Mag- 
dalene and Ingeborg, and Whereas, his son Luloffe being so 
seized of the undivided one eighth part of the said land by 
his last will and testament in writing dated the 1*^ of May, 
1704, devised the said share to his two sons Timothy and 
Luloffe to be equally shared between them, and 

Whereas the last mentioned Luloffe Stidham by his deed 
dated the 8^ day of May, 1726, . . . granted all his said 
share to his brother Timothy Stidham . . . and 

Whereas Martin Eneelson and Mary his wife, daughter 
of the said D'. Tymen Stidham by their deed dated the 1"^ 
of August, 1717, . . . granted all the said Mary's share 
. . . unto the said Timothy Stidham . . . and 

Whereas Peter Anderson and Magdalene his wife, an- 
other daughter of the said D' Tymen Stidham by their deed 
dated the 10*^ day of August, 1721, and recorded at New 
Castie in Book G, page 277, . . . granted the said Mag- 
dalene's share . . . unto the said Timothy Stidham . . . 
and 

Whereas Lucas Stidham, another son of the said D' 
Tymen Stidham, having purchased of his sister Elizabeth 
(above named) all her share of the said lands, by his deed 
dated the 8** of August, 1717, . . . granted the said pur- 
chased share unto the said Timothy Stidham . . . and by 
another deed of the said 8*^ of August, 1717, . . . granted 
all that his own share of the said land unto the said Timo- 
thy Stidham ... By all which the said Timothy Stidham 
became rightftilly seized of the undivided five shares of the 
said land, and 

Whereas by an agreement between the said Timothy 



STTDHAM 157 

Stidham and Erasmos Stidham, boq of the aforementioaed 
ABhmimd Stidham, poeseesoT of the other three shares the 
said tract of land and marsh waa divided bj due metee and 
botmds ae by one Indenture of Release nuder the hands tmd 
seals of the said Erasmus Stidham and Christiana his wife 
and dated the 26* of April, 1788, and recorded in the Rolls 
Office in Book M, page 27, may appear, and 

Whereas, the eeveral daaghten of the said Ashmund 
Stidham or their heirs-at-law by their several indentures of 
Release, released unto the sud "nmothy Stidham . . . the 
sud five shares of land according to the said division, and 

Whereas the said ^Kmothy Stidham and Elizabeth his 
wife by their indenture of the 27* of December, 1727, . . . 
granted twenty acres and a half of the sfud land onto 
Samuel Kirk ... as by the said indenture recorded at 
New Castie in Book H, page 2S4, may ^pear, and 

Whereas the sud Samuel Eirk and Alice his wife by 
their indenture of the 1" of May, 1729, and recorded at 
Kew Castie in Book J, page 88, for the consideration of one 
hundred and eighty pounds, granted the stud twenty acres 
and a half of land with the mills and ^pnrtenaoce unto 
John Richardson . . . Notwithstanding which by a certidn 
Defeasance dated the said 1" of May, 1729, the said land 
and mills remained in the possesion of the sud Samuel 
Eiric, and 

Whereas, the stud Samuel Eirk by his Articles of Agree- 
ment dated the 27* of May, 17S4, granted the sud land 
and mills unto John Seeds who was in possession thereof 
and who paid unto the stud John Itichardson part of the stud 
£180 with the interest leaving one hundred pounds thereof 
unpaid and afterwards sold the said lands and mills onto 
Samuel Scott ... as by certain Articles of Agreement 
dated tbe 4* of Jannaiy and 21" of March, 178&-7, may 
appear, the sud Samuel Scott afterwards paying the said 
John Richardson all and every the said sum of one hundred 
pounds, and 



168 STIDHAM 

Whereas afterwards the said Samuel Eirk by his assign- 
ment on the above mentioned Defeasance endorsed, assigned 
over the same to the said Samuel Scott . . . and 

Whereas afterwards in pursuance of the said several 
agreementa the said John Richardson by his indenture 
dated the 10*^ day of June, 1788, released the said twenty 
acres and a half . . . unto the said Samuel Scott . . . and 

Whereas the said Samuel Scott being so seized laid out a 
certain part of the said land for the particular use of the 
said mills and thenceforward to be called the mills land 
lying and being in the Borough of Wilmington . . . con- 
taining in estimation two acres and fifty perches, and 

Whereas the said Samuel Scott and Ann his wife by 
their indenture of the 10*^ of January, 1789-40, . . . 
granted unto Thomas West . . . the undivided fourth part 
of the said mills and mills land, and 

Whereas the said Thomas West died intestate leaving to 
survive him six children, Thomas, William, Joseph, Bachel, 
Eleanor and Elizabeth, and 

Whereas afterwards the last recited Thomas West and 
Susannah his wife and William West and Mary his wife, 
and John Stapler and Rachel his wife (daughter of the said 
Thomas West) and James Robinson and Eleanor his wife 
(daughter of the said Thomas West) and the ssdd Joseph 
West and Elizabeth West by their indenture dated the 18**" 
day of May, 1745, . . . granted all and singular the said 
quarter part of mills and mills land unto Lucas Stidham 
. . . and 

Whereas the said Samuel Scott and Ann his wife by their 
indenture dated the 4*** day of June, 1743, and recorded in 
the Rolls Office at Kew Castle in Book 0, page 101, . . . 
granted another undivided one fourth part of the said mills 
and mill lands unto the said Lucas Stidham ... by all 
of which the said Lucas Stidham became seized of the one 
half part of the said mills and mill land and being so seized 
died intestate and leaving to survive him eight children, viz. 



STIDHAM 159 

Peter and Jonaa, and Chrifltiaiia (intennarried with John 
Jaquett) and Susanna, intennarried with Peter Sedgefired- 
erick Aldricks, and Mary intermarried with Joseph Scull, 
and Sarah intermarried with John Walraven, and Elizabeth 
intermarried with Alexander Porter, and Ingeborg Stid- 
ham • . . 

ITow this Indenture witnesseth that the said Peter Stid- 
ham and Isabella his wife and Jonas Stidham and John Ja- 
quet and Christiana his wife and John Walraven and Sarah 
his wife, and Alexander Porter and Elizabeth his wife and 
Ingeborg Stidham, and Joseph Scull and Mary his wife 
. . . have granted unto the said Peter Sedgefirederick Alricks 
. . . the said recited undivided one half part called the 
MUl Lands . . . containing by estimation two acres and 
fifty perches ..." 

Dr. Stidham provides only for his children ; he makes no 
provisions for a deceased child's issue. It would seem, how- 
ever, that Dr. Stidham had a son Timothy, who died during 
his fether^s life, according to the following reference : 

Wilmington, Del., Will Liber B, folio 76 : 

Mar. 18, 1698. Probate of nuncupative will of Chris- 
tiana Stidham, widow of Timothy Stidham, of Brandywine 
Creek. Administration was granted to Jonas Walraven. 
The will was made Jan. 24, 169|. She mentioned sons 
Gilbert, Jonas, and daus. Mary and Christiana. 

Dr. Stidham's surgical case, inscribed with his name and 
title, is in possession of a descendant, George A. Elliott, of 
Wilmington, Delaware. 

Dr. Stidham, apparentiy by his first marriage, had issue : 

2. Timothy. 

3. Erasmus, who probated his other's will. 

4. Luloffe. 
6. Lucas. 

6. Ashmund. 

7. Adam. 

8. Benjamin. 



160 STTOHAM 

9. Elizabeth. 

10. Mary. 

11. Magdalene. 

12. Ingeborg, m. Peter, son of Jean Paul Jaquett, 

Governor of Delaware. For descendants, see 
" Gtenealogy of the Jaquett Family, by Ed- 
win Jaquett Sellers, Philadelphia, 1896." 
Although Ingeborg is mentioned last, it is 
unknown whether she was the youngest child. 



^nWt 



Women are indexed in maiden surname. 



Adam, William, 81, 46. 
AHA8USBTJ8, Henrick, 89. 
Alrichs, Peter, 148, 149, 161. 

Peter Sedgefrederick, 165, 169. 
Akdsssok, John, 61. ^ 

Peter, 166. 
AKDBIB98EK, MoenB, i48, 146-147, 

149-161. 
ANDR06, Edmund, 6, 6, 80, 114, 120, 

121, 180. 
Abkall, William, 96. 
AsHMXAD, John W., 17. 
AsTOK, John, 128. 

r, Elizabeth, 120. 
Jemima, 120. 
John, 6, 8, 120, 187. 
Mary, 120. 
Sarah, 119, 120, 187. 
I, Elizabeth, 81. 



Bagwsll, William, 68. 
Bailxt, Jeremiah, 68. 

Jonathan, 46, 68, 66, 119, 120. 
Baxxr, Joseph, 60. 
Baltimobs, Lord, 42, 48. 

Ceciliufl, 77, 81, 101, 107, 108, 
110, 112. 

Charles, 88-41, 60, 61, 66, 66, 
69, 60, 80, 110, 112, 118. 
Babkbtxad, J., 116. 
Babkeba, James, 104. 
Babb, Anna, 71. 
Babtbam, Ann, 18, 19. 



Bxauchamp, Edmund, 110. 
Bedwxll, Honor, 118. 
Besckmak, Wniiam, 140-142, 146- 

160. 
Bekkstt, John, 117. 
Bebkelet, William, 76. 
BiQOS, Thomas, 88. 
BiLEB, William, 48. 
BnraAMAir, Bert (64«), 74. 

Cornelius (64»), 74. 

Daisy (68>), 74. 

David F. (64), 74. 

George (68a), 74. 

Gertie (68«), 74. 

Henry, 74. 

Ivy M. (68«), 74. 

Jennie (64b), 74. 

John D. (68), 74. 

Ludnda, 74. 

May C. (66), 74. 

Nancy Ellen (61), 74. 

Nettie (68*), 74. 

Permelia (62), 74. 

Serena Ann (60), 74. 

Walter (64*), 74. 

Wniiam (49), 74. 
BiBESTBiM, Hancs, 128. 
Blades, Robert, 87, 80, 81. 
Blake, Walter, 81. 
Blizzabd, Samuel, 72. 
Block, 101. 

William, 106. 
Bltjkt, Thomas, 82. 
BoABB, Elizabeth, 81. 
BooDEK, John, 66. 
Booth, Edward, 181, 182. 
12 161 



i 



162 n 

Booth, Jowph, 46, 63. 
Boat, Judith, 79, 80, 82, 84. 
BowxR, Ann, 81. 

Bdwatd, 81. 
BowLTOK, Jeuie, Sb. 
Bowiujf, Heniy, 7, 66-67, 8S, 01 
114. 

Hemy, Jr., 84-86. 

Jobn, 91. 

Uw7, 84-8e. 
Bowxus, William, 96. 
BOTD, Huinkh, T4. 
B&ADEK, Iwbellft, 96. 
Bkumbaw, Jamei, 165. 
BRAKQWiMa, N&theal., 29. 
Bb^t, Flomer, 86. 
BsxNT, Henry, 40. 
Buck, Bobert, 81. 
BitiaHT, ChsTl«a, 61. 
Bbik(tki.ox, 119. 

Har7(10>), 119. 
Bbodhku), John, 17. 
Bbowhk, William, 29. 
BccKLXT, James, 81. 
BmniT, Frauds, 18. 
BdU), Edward, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21. 

Elisabeth, 21. 
BuBBOcaH, Benjamin, 41. 

BVBTOH, 58. 

William, 62. 
Btwatkk, 67. 



OuiwALASBK, Jobn, 22. 
Oaltkbt, Ctaariss, 76, 79, 108. 

PMBp, 77. 
Cahb, Susan, 20. 
CAJtTWKLL, Edmund, 6, 147, 162. 
Oakpkvtxb, Laban, 92. 

Samuel, 46. 
Oathc^kt, Ellen, 24. 
Oath BBS, Robert, 79. 
Chambbbs, 67. 
OHBLTiCAir, Jacob, 114. 
Oricxlbt, Heniy, 80. 
Ohild, John, 100. 
OHBiazifAM, Emma, 8., 78. 



Chcrch, lUchard, 32. 
CIKWITHIK, Caleb, 46, 126, 128. 

John, 9& 
Claphahbon, Samuel, 14. 
Clabk, Honor, 180. 

Thomas, 104. 

William, 42, 46, 62, 68, 84, 86, 
91, 114, 118, 180, 186. 
CU.UB, William, 186. 
Cladsb, Peter, 184. 
OLtrroM, Bobert, 64, 66, TO, 187. 

Sarah, 187. 

Sarah (8^), 66, 66. 

Thomas (8>), 66, 66. 
CocHKur, Frances, 28. 
Cocx, Peter, 141. 
Cox, John, 66, 66, 120. 
Colbttbkb, William, 110. 
COLBHAir, Stephen, 81. 
CoMMZHS, Hendriok, 164. 
OomrABD, Ebeneser, 14. 
CooPKB, Samuel, B8, 8B. 
COFILAKD, Eliia, 29. 
OoPBB, John, 81. 
OOBBBTT, ILog^T, 66, 182. 
CoBKBTBT, ^therine E., 78. 
Cox, Oooi^ie, 81. 

Thomu, t06. 
Cox I, Perdinaad, 28. 

Francis Travis (86), 28. 

Harcellus, 28. 
Cbabbb, Jacob, 140. 
CBAwroKD, George, 86, 86. 
Ckikk, Henry, 82. 
Cbouch, John, 48. 



Dabk, Samuel, 49. 
Dabtib, Michael Bernard, IT. 
Dabtall, William, 181. 
Davis, Benjamin (7), 68, 84. 

Elizabeth (14), 12, 14, 15, 18, 
94-97. 

Henry (18), 94, 96-96, 126. 

Humphrey, 80. 

Isaac (12), 98-96,126. 

John (5), 88, 84. 



Davis, Luke, Ql-M, 121, 123. 
Hai7 (11), 87, 92. 
Nebemifth (9), 87, 00-ffil, 94. 
Kchard, 88, 118. 
Kclwid (8), SS, 84. 
Robert (4), 68, 64. 
Sunuel, 10, 68, 66, 92. 
Samuel (6), 68, 64. 
Samu«l(10),67, 96, 97. 
Tbomu, 116. 
Thomag, Jr., 181. 
Thomu(]), 76-64. 
Tbomu (2), 68^7, 90-92. 
Tbomu (6), 12, 87-96, 122, 126, 

127, 128. 
Tbomu (16), 06-&8. 

Dkpzw, Jacob, 181, 162. 
Dmzx, Andrew, IS2. 

Jobn, 120, 181, 182. 

WillUm, 46. 
DiBBT, Earl of, 99. 
DiwxT, Williua, 66. 
D'Hi.u, Jobn, 149-161. 
D'HiKOJOWA, 140, 141. 
Bonn, Tabitha, 71, 72. 
SomxDBOK, John, 46. 
Dorm AK, Humpbraj , 88. 

DODOHXKTT, Tl. 

DowLiKQ, Hattbew, 68. 

Dhapkr, Alexander (1 ), 99-117, 110. 

Alsunder, (2), 91, 117-119, 121. 

Alexander (4), 119. 

Ann, 118, 119. 

Anne (10), 119. 

Avei7 (14), 94, 122, 125-128. 

Betty (17), 125-127. 

Oatheiine, 99-101, 105, 112, 117, 
119. 

Bliaabetb (17), 122, 128, 128. 

Heniy (S), 91, 92, 96, 117, 11»- 

128, 187. 

Henry (12), 121, 122, 126, 126. 
Henry (IS-), 125, 128. 
Henry (14- ], 125, 126. 
Inac (18), 181, 182, 126-126. 
Jobn (6), 119. 
John (8), 119. 



Dkapxb, Jobn (12>), 126, 128. 

Hary(ll), 119. 

Nebemiab (9), 119. 

Bebecca, 116. 

Rebecca (16), 122, 125-128. 

Samuel (T), 110. 

Sanh (16), 12, 92, 98, 06, I 
128, 125-126. 

William (6), 119. 
DDViri.TAN, Jobn, 64. 
Dtkx, Edmund, 162. 

William, 47. 



Bduoxds, Iiaac, 107. 
EnHciTDfiON, John, 116. 
EswAJtDB, Hary, 81. 

William, 80. 
Bbskt, Blanche Bingbam, 24. 

Michael, 24. 
Bldbidok, 67. 
Blliott, Qeoige a., 169. 

Stephen, 108, 118. 
Bmlbm, Samuel, 18. 

Samuel, Jr., 18. 
EuMXVB, Bliai, 189. 
Bhiixtt, William, 7, 116. 

William, Jr., 162. 
EHOI.JUID, David, 118. 
Enlozs, Antbony, 180, 181. 

Robert, 180. 
BVAKB, Jobn, 61. 

Beei, 18. 



PAB8ITT, William, 66. 
FXNWICK, Abigail (80), 72. 

Agna, 71, 74. 

Agne. (14), 72. 

Aleida (88*), 78. 

Amelia (86), 78,74. 

Andrew (26), 72. 

Anne (8), 10,65,66. 

David (10), 71,78. 

David (81), 72, 78. 



164 I 

FnrwKK, X«rl S. (SS^), 78. 
Edwud J. (46), 78. 
EdwioT. (04^), 76. 
EUuA. (69), 7&. 
Ellubeth, 62. 
EHubeth (18), 72. 
BmllyO, (61), V. 
Floyd BuiMll (46>), 78. 
FnwoUB. (U>), 76. 
G«iMTi« (88*), T8. 
QtoTgt BtMil«7 (89), 78. 
Qtotgt W. («), 78. 
Oldaon (17), 72, 74. 
Gidson W. («4), 76. 
Qlen W. (48»), 78. 
HkrryS. (64<),76. 
HMelBlethft(484), 78. 
Hden H. (40), 78. 
Howud JuuM (4S<), 78. 
Juaw (4), 84, eS-Tl. 
JuaN(7), 68, 71. 
JuoM (11), 71, 73. 
jHn«(a6), 72. 
Jun«(88), 72. 
JunNO. (6S), 76. 
JtmM W. (48), 78. 
John (39), 73. 
John (83), 72. 
John H. (44), 78. 
John P. (68), 76. 
JoMpb (13), 72. 
JoMph (87), 78. 
L«onUn« (SSf), 78. 
LUIa (34), 73. 
UdkH. (47), TS. 
Lucy (88»), 7a. 
Luoy B«ll (44^), 78. 
Uufuat (3), 10, S4-80. 
Muy (8), AS, 70, 71. 
Muy (38), 73. 
Muy (43), 73. 
Mu7 I. («4«), 70. 
Hftry J. (00), 76. 
Mktildft (33), 73. 
JCtank B. (33*), 73. 
Mlnnto EUnbMh (44>), 78. 
HdIUaO. (48), 73. 



FzKiricx, Nancy (27), 7S. 

BoHell (84), 72, 78. 

Both (16), 72. 

Both U>y (48>), 78. 

amnb (IS), 72. 

Senna (41), 78. 

Sidney, 67, 60-71. 

Sidney (0), 68, 71. 

Sophia (20), 72. 

TaUtha (28), 73. 

Tabitha (86), 78, 74. 

Thomu ( I), 10, 26-68, 186, 188. 

Thomaa (6), 68, 71. 

■WiUiam (6), 68, 70-72, 74. 

William (12), 72-74. 

'William (10), 72. 

William D. (62), 76. 

William O. (88), 78. 

WiUUm Bay (44>), 78. 
Fksbbik, John, 88. 
FiKLD, Neh«miah, SI, 46, 64, 186. 
FisaxK, 8. 

Jabei Haud, 69. 

ITancy, 67, 

Thomu, 64, 68, 120. 
FnxxR, Blmln, 16. 
Tiaro, Blua, 81. 
Fkascbubb, 81. 
T&UIKLIM, Bei^amin, 116, 183. 

John, 46. 
pRKBMAir, John, lOe. 
Fkkmcb, June*, 81. 
PULLXKIOIT, John, 12. 
FUBLONO, Sdmund, 100, 101, 121. 

PnxnB, William, 104, 110. 
FUKT, Cba^l«^ 18. 



Oatfizld, Elisabeth, 68. 
Okmdt, Geriach van, 139. 

Jean nn, 139. 
OiBB, John, 46, 66. 
QiLL, Robert, 13. 
Qlkhk, Thomaa Allen, 16. 
Good, Jane, 81. 
Goona, WilliunJ., IIT. 
Goumx, Jamea, 74. 



INDEX 



166 



CtoBDOK, John, 4. 

Naomi, 74. 
GoucH, William, 81. 
Obakoeb, Nicholas, 117. 
Orat, Miles, 109, 112. 

Samuel, 7. 
Obxqo, Elizaheth, 78. 
Oboombbidos, Walter, 65. 
Obowdok, Joseph, 48. 



Haikxs, Beuhen, 12. 
Hall, D., 115, 182. 

David, 11, 18. 

Thomas, 85. 
Halliwbll, Richard, 48. 
Hamilton, Gilhert, 87. 
Hanbxv, Mats., 141. 
Hakbok, Peter, 180. 
Habfobd, Thomas, 52. 
Habbib,* James, 82. 
Habt, Amelia, 72-74. 

Nancy, 72. 

Bohert, 102. 
Hayeblos, Andrew, 88. 

James, 89, 90, 92. 

Thomas, 98. 
Hatmobe, Ell., 81. 

Henry, 81. 
Hatkes, Charles, 45, 47, 118. 

Jane, 45. 
Hazabd, David, 60. 
Hbalt, John, 50. 
Hevdebbok, James, 80. 
Hekdbickben, Evert, 141. 
Hekbt, Gahriel, 87, 88. 

Katharine, 87-92. 
Hepbubk, John, 7, 10, 55, 64-66. 

Margaret, 65. 
Hebman, Eph., 14&-148, 151, 154. 
HiCKMAK, Joseph, 118. 
Hildebubk, Charles B., 18. 
Hill, Henry, 185. 

John, 46, 48, 49, 52-54, 66, 84, 
85, 185-187. 
HiKMAK, Bichard, 89, 120. 
HooE, Bohert, 81. 



Hollakd, Comfort, 12. 
HoLSTEK, Thomas, 72. 
Holt, B., 90. 
HoPKn^B, Samuel, 44. 
HoBBFOBD, G«orge, 80-82. 
Hough, Bichard, 48. 
HowABD, Francis, Lord, 82, 88. 

PhiUp, 87, 88. 
Howell, Bichard, 81. 
HuFFE, Thomas, 81. 



Idolett, Benjamin, 50, 51. 
Iyt, Alice, 88. 



Jacob, 140. 

Sarah, 81. 
Jacobs, 8. 

Alhert (8b), 124, 186. 

Alhertus, 182, 186. 

Bredah (8«), 184, 186. 

Hannah, 124. 

John (8»), 124, 182, 184, 186. 
Jaquett, Anna Frances (20), 16, 
20-28. 

Christiana, 155. 

Finnix Stretcher (19), 21, 22. 

Jean Paul, 189. 

John, 155, 159. 

Joseph, 16, 20-22. 

Joseph Pfeiffer (21), 22. 

Thomas, 20. 
Jakbek, Carroll, 154. 

Peter, 189. 

Walraven, 145-149. 
Jabyis, Thomas, 82. 
Jaubok, Daniel, 20. 

Elizaheth, 18, 15-22. 

Peter, 15. 
Jekiteb, Daniel, 101. 

Margaret, 101. 
Jekbinb, Edward, 81. 

Fr., 107. 
Jeitkibok, Alexander, 105. 
JoHKBON, Adam, 188, 185, 186. 

Jacoh, 87. 



166 

JoLLET, Junea, 100, 101. 

JOHBS, 8. 

Griffith, 86. 
JoKBS, Leonud, 106. 

WilluuQ, 100, 101, 110. 
JovBDAM, Jweph, 18. 



Eat, LoTellftC., 76. 
Eatbkb, Boce, 78. 
ExAiri, Buunna, 29. 
ExBLnro, Alexander, 29, il. 
Ekkkx, John, SI. 
KitrcAXL, Thomu, lOT, 111. 
KiDD, CspL, 9. 
KiFBHATEiT, Bfttiree, ISO. 

Bredk, 180, 182, 186, 187. 

IMrrick, 181 

Honor, 186, 186. 

John (1), 124, 129-187. 

John (3), 9S, 119, 120, 124, 181, 
184, I3S, 187. 

Huthft(S), 182-186. 

Banh (4), 02, 119, 120, 128, 
124, 127, 128, 184, 187. 
KiBZ, Alice, 157. 

Samuel, 167, 166. 
KiBKK, John, 180. 
Knkilsom, Martin, 168. 
Knkwbt, Suaan, 81. 
Kkoi, ElUhft, 71. 
SoLLOCK, Esther, 11-18. 

Jftoob, 46, 64, 67, 69, 71, 96, 98, 
128, 124, 128, 185-187. 

Bheppud, 11, 14, 16, 18. 

Simon, 11, 18. 
Etm, Jurriaen, 141. 



Lads, John, 87. 
Lamb, Thomai, 81. 
Laubibt, ST. 
Land, Samuel, 149. 
LAKEroBD, John, 81. 
Lawsok, Anthonj, 28, S4, 41. 

George, 26-26. 
Laz, Thomu, 46, 119. 



Lattibld, Elisabeth, 42, 44. 

George, 42-44, 47, 66. 
Lbbhr, luac, 20. 
LraoNTE, Junei, 86. 
Lbtall, 81. 
LrwTB, Peter, 46. 

Samuel, 49, 60. 
Llotd, David, 46. 
LoAKnro, William, 116. 
LOTXLACB, Frande, 142, 148, 147, 

166. 
Lowi, Yincent, S8, 40. 
LowBM, William, 116. 
Luck, Thomu, 81. 
Ltk, John, 81. 



Hakxpeacx, Ann, 106, 106. 

William, Jr., 106, 106. 

William, Br., 106, 106.^ 
Haklotb, Mait, 85, 86. 
ILanlt, Edward, 81. 

Maik, 118. 

Thomu, 118. 
Habkhah, William, 41. 
Uabtib, Henrj', 69. 
Hahtimsoh, William, 101, 106, 
Habon, Martha, 81. 
Hatbthin, Mathiu, 147-149. 
Mat, John, 118. 

John (17>}, 126, 182. 

Jonathan, 126, 127, 128. 
McCbba, Samuel, 16. 
McCub, Add, 16. 
HcFASDEit, Anthony P., 78. 

Eleanor Lee (42>), 78. 
McLiah, David, 69. 
HiBRS, 67. 

John, 46. 
Millbb, John, 62. 
UlLLNOR, John, 116. 
MiLTOH, Elizabeth, 81. 
Moll, John, 143, 14S, 161. 
HoLLEBTOM, Aleiandsr, 46, ISO, 131, 

1S4. 
HoNUOHTH, Duke of, 69. 
MooBK, David, 127. 



HossH, Elizabeth, 67. 

Ituo Vf., 16. 

ThomM, 44. 
Uov, Abmm, 148. 
HcLLioAif, Jmqm, 86. 
HuMJOBS, ThomM, 69. 
Huaa&irB, Joseph P., 18. 



NrwBOLi>, Thomu, 62. 
Newlin, Nlcbolu, 49. 
Nbwiuv, WiUiBm, 82. 
Newtoit, Blnor, SI. 

Qeorge, 84. 
NicHOLXs, John, 41. 
NiCHOLLA, Hfttthiu, fl, 148. 
NOKRIB, Jua«8, 81. 
NoBToir, "WiliUin, 81. 
NouiTOK, Thomw, 70, 71. 
NoxoN, Thomu, 67. 
Ntrrrni Chriatoptwr, 118, 119. 

John, S4. 



Oakzt, John, 181, 
Odxnbkiuxr, WiUiain H., 22. 
Oku, ChrUtina, 164, 166. 

Chriitinft, 162. 
Oi-Diwr, Thomu, 46, 85. 
Olitkk, Bichud, 83. 
Orr, WiUum, 46. 
Otto, Gemt, 148. 
OoTHAii, John, 86. 
Owut, Grace, JAI, 106. 

Orifflth, 46. 

John, IS2. 



Vaox, Edward, 68. 
Paluohb, 67. 
Fahcoast, Estate, 12, 16. 

Huinah, 17. 

Joshua, 18. 
Parker, CharlM, 44. 

John, 44. 

Matthew, 118. 

PhUip, 44. 



167 

Pares, J. Lewii, 24. 
Parslet, Abr., 90. 

Anthony, 46. 
Fawlktt, Tbomai, 81. 
FAWLnro, Simon, 1S4. 
Fatxtkb, JohD, 46. 

mchard, 120. 

Samuel, 18. 
Feaei, Biohaid, 108, 109, 118. 
Feddiuqton, Harrj, 86. 
Pehbebtom, Thomaa, 46, 49. 
Penv, John, 66. 

lUohard, 66. 

IlionMM, 66. 

Williuo, 48, 60, 66, 68-60, 181, 
162. 
Fetereim, John, 46. 
Feteu, BUzabeth, 87, 41. 

Jam«B, 86, 87, 41. 
FxTIBaOK, Eana, 147. 
FniFXXR, Prancii Joieph, IS, 21. 

Mai;, 20. 
PiRBiE, Robert, 44, 46. 
Pldckhoz, Corneliut, 184. 
FoiHTEft, Nicholai, 110. 
FoLLBT, EUzabetb, 81. 
PotLXTT, Matthew, 84. 
FoETEW, William, 29, 82, 86, 88, 41. 
Foster, Alexander, 166. 

Elizabeth, 166. 

Jameg, 29. 

John, 84, 86. 

John, Jr., 26, 29. 

John, Sr., 26, 27, 880. 

John W. H., 26, 27. 

WlllUm, 37. 
FoBTLXS, Thomas, 116. 
PouLSSEN, Juna, 147. 
Povxi-L, William, 47. 
Power, Sanwon, 81. 
Frxstow, Samuel, 48, 68, 86, 186, 

187. 

Fretttuan, John, 60. 
Price, Thomas, 60. 
PxiTCHETT, Thomai, 19. 
FuLBEBT, John, 46. 
FuBSsr, Caleb, 48. 



168 



INDEX 



QuiMBT, John, 82. 



Sabbt, James, 88. 
Ralph, John, 86. 
Besd, Joseph, 18, 19. 
Bkyell, Ann, 109, 110. 

RandaU, 104, 106, 107, 109, 110, 
114. 
BsnroLDS, John, 87. 

Thomas, 87. 
Bice, Elizabeth, 81. 
BiCHARDsoK, John, 167, 168. 
BiCHMOKD, Robert, 86. 

BlETBTAP, 129. 

BiBiKQ, Gov., 188, 141. 
BOADB, John, 7, 9, 81, 82, 89. 
BoBSBTB, EllaC, 78. 

Francis, 108, 111, 112, 114. 

Helen (66), 74. 

Henry, 81. 

Irving (67*), 74. 

Joseph, 74. 

Millard (67»»), 74. 

Thomas (67), 74. 
BoBiKS, Boudoin, 62. 
BoBmsoK, EfBe J. (66^), 74. 

Prank (66*), 74. 

James, 168. 

Joseph, 44. 

McAdoo, 74. 

Myrta (66-), 74. 

OUie P., 78. 

Sophia (66«), 74. 

William, 81, 84. 

BODNBT, 8. 

BosEKBiTBQH, WiUem, 140. 
BouiO), Martha, 46. 

Maiy, 46. 

William, 44. 
BowLAND, Samuel, 9. 

BOTAL, 67. 
BuPEBT, Prince, 99. 
ButwELL, James, 68. 

Philip, 46, 68, 66-67, 186. 
.Bichard, 26. 



S 

Saicsok, William, 14, 16. 
Sakds, Jane, 81. 

John, 64. 
Sakgstbb, James, 61, 186. 

Sayaos, Edward, 104. 
Sayill, Mary, 26-29. 
Satsb, Prancis, 88. 
ScALTOwir, James, 46. 
Scabbobouoh, Edmond, 77. 
ScHAGOSK, Jan, 189, 140. 
SooTCHMAN, Charles, 81. 
SooTT, Ann, 168. 

David, 86. 

Samuel, 167, 168. 
ScfULL, Joseph, 166, 169. 

John, 167. 

Mary, 166. 
SsLLEBS, Agnes (29), 24. 

Anne Prances (22), 28. 

Charles Jaquett (27), 24. 

David Wampole, 21-28. 

Edwin Jaquett (26) 7, 11, 16, 
20, 28, 24, 187. 

Elizabeth Louisa (28), 28. 

Ellen Jaquett (86), 24. 

Plorence (26), 28. 

Mary (24), 28, 

Samuel, 22. 

Sydney Jaquett (28), 24. 
Sempill, William, 148, 148-161. 
SsBjACKES, Hendrick, 189. 
Shakklakd, John, 67. 

WilUam, 91. 
Shaw, WilUam, 46. 
Shsphabd, Comfort, 11. 

Hercules, 7. 
Shipp, Pbancis, 80, 88. 
Shippsn, Edward, 48. 
Shiblst, John, 81. 
SiMGOGKE, John, 48. 
SiMONDS, Robert, 82. 
Simons, John, 116, 116. 
SiMBON, Gkdnes, 46. 
Skewikoton, Thomas, 82. 
Skidmobe, 71. 

Jean (8*), 70, 71. 



INDEX 



169 



Skidmobb, Mary (8i»), 70, 71. 
Sloak, Margaret, 78. 

Marinda, 72. 
Smit, 140. 
Smith, 27, 119. 
Spencer, 87. 

WiUiam, 90. 
Stakfield, James, 8, 9. 
Staplsford, l^omas, 118. 
Stapler, John, 168. 

Rachel, 168. 
Staplston, William, 84. 
Stidham, Adam (7), 166, 169. 

Aflhmund (6), 166, 167, 169. 

Benjamin (8), 166, 169. 

ChriBtiana, 167, 169. 

Elizabeth, 167, 169. 

Elizabeth (9), 166, 169. 

Erasmus, 167. 

Erasmus (8), 168, 164. 

Gilbert, 169. 

Ingeborg, 166, 169. 

Ingeborg (12), 168, 166, 160. 

Isabella, 166, 169. 

Jonas, 166, 169. 

Lucas, 168. 

Lucas (6), 168, 164, 166, 169. 

Luloffe, 166. 

Luloffe (4), 166, 169. 

Magdalene (11), 166, 160. 

Maiy, 169. 

Mary (10), 166, 160. 

Peter, 166, 169. 

Sarah, 169. 

Susanna, 169. 

Timothy, 166. 

Timothy (2), 169. 

Tymen (1), 188-169. 
Stille, Olof, 141. 
Stirling, David Sellers (82), 28. 

Francis Elder (84), 28. 

Qeorge Howard, 28. 

Philip SeHers (88), 28. 
Stirssen, Ele, 140. 
Stooklet, 68. 

John, 46. 

Woodman, 66, 60. 



Stretcher, Anna Maria Jaudon 
(18), 20. 

Caroline (14), 18, 19. 
Stretcher, Edward (2), 8-10, 62, 
68, 64, 66, 96, 97. 

Edward (6), 11-16, 18. 

Edward (12), 14. 

Elizabeth (17), 16, 20-22. 

Esther (8), 18-16, 18. 

Penwick (8), 10-12. 

Penwick (10), 12-21. 

Penwick Shephard (6), 11, 12. 

Henry (1), 6-10, 46, 47. 

Joseph Innes (18), 16. 

Mary (4), 11, 12. 

Mary (11), 18-16, 18. 

Matilda (16), 20. 

Sarah, 6-8, 10. 

Sarah (7), 14. 

Thomas (9), 12-16, 18, 19. 

WiUiam W. (16), 18, 19. 
Steyenb, Bichard, 116. 

William, 88-40, 42, 48, 61, 62, 
64, 82, 106. 
Stuart, Kate, 81. 
Sturgeon, 12. 

Sturges, Jonathan, 186, 186. 
STUTYE8ANT, Peter, 188. 
Swat, John, 81. 
SwENBON, Jacob, 141. 
Stkes, James, 117. 
Stmon, Horton, 81. 

Thomas, 81. 



Tatlor, Charles, 61, 62. 

Thomas, 89. 
TsAQUE, John, 68. 
Tennant, Susanna, 127. 

Mulford, 92. 
Thomas, James, 9. 
Thompson, Alexander, 118. 

William, 87. 
Thornburo, Hannah, 74. 
Thorowgood, 41. 
Thrubton, Malachi, 29, 88, 40, 41. 
Thugwell, Amb., 81.