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New York Colony Council British Delaware River Settlement Administrative Records

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This series contains legal and administrative records, in English and Dutch, documenting the period of English control over the Delaware region by colonial governors Richard Nicholls, Francis Lovelace, and Edmund Andros. The records include correspondence, reports, petitions, accounts, survey-returns, copies of local court proceedings sent to Fort James, letters, orders, warrants, instructions, and patents.
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1664-1682
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A1879

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Administrative History

When the English took over New Netherland in 1664, New Amstel in Delaware was dealt with separately. The colony was renamed New Castle, but transition from Dutch to English institutions took several years. In the meantime, Dutch officials maintained their civil power but were subordinate to the English commander. In 1672, the government in New York ordered that New Castle be converted into a bailiwick and English laws be established in settlements on the Delaware. New Castle became the principal court in Delaware and courts were also established at Upland and Whorekill. Two additional courts, also subordinate to New Castle were added in 1677 and another in 1680. The Delaware region was controlled by the central government in New York for nine years. Although the Dutch recaptured their former colony in 1673, they lost it again in 1674 under the Treaty of Westminster. When the Duke of York regained control, he ordered that the "Duke's Laws" be extended to all settlements in New York including those in Delaware. A copy of the laws did not reach the Delaware region until 1678.

Three governors administered affairs from Fort James in New York City between 1664 and 1682: Richard Nicholls (1664-1667), Francis Lovelace (1667-1673), and Edmund Andros (1674-1680). Matthias Nicholls held the position of provincial secretary under all three governors, maintaining correspondence and papers for future reference.

Scope and Content Note

The records in this series document English colonial New York's judicial and administrative interaction with the Delaware region while that region was in possession of the Duke of York. Records include correspondence, reports, petitions, accounts, survey-returns, and copies of local court proceedings sent to the English central government at Fort James in New York City. More than two-thirds of these records relate to court cases on appeal or suits outside the responsibility of local courts in the Delaware region. The series also includes copies of outgoing letters, orders, warrants, instructions, commissions, and patent records retained by Provincial Secretary Matthias Nicholls.

Known as the "Delaware Papers" of the English period, this series originally constituted volumes 20 and 21 of the New York Historical Manuscripts in the New York State Library. While the bulk of the original records are in English, certain documents are in the Dutch language.

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Alternate Formats Available

Volume 21, pages 104-105, listing of households in various settlements on the Delaware River, is published in Peter S. Craig, "1671 Census of the Delaware," Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, 40:3 (Spring/Summer 1998), 197-231, 40:4 (Fall/Winter 1998), 314-60.

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Other finding aids

Item list: E.B. O'Callaghan's Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State (1866).

Translated in: Delaware Papers (English Period): A Collection of Documents Pertaining to the Regulation of Affairs on the Delaware, 1664-1682, ed. Charles T. Gehring ("New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch," vols. 20-21) (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977).

Custodial History

Copies of letters, orders, warrants, commissions, and passes for the Delaware region were recorded in the "General Entries Book" and documents received from various jurisdictions in Delaware were grouped together as "Delaware Papers."

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Dates Contents Box Volume Item
September 3 1664 Instructions to Sir Robert Carr for the Delaware Bay

Instructions to Sir Robert Carr for the reducing of Delaware bay and settling the people there.

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October 1 1664 Articles of agreement between Robert Carr and the burgomasters

Articles of agreement between the Hon. Sr. Robert Carr, knight, on the behalf of his Majesty of Great Britain, and the burgomasters on the behalf of themselves, and all the Dutch and Swedes inhabiting on Delaware bay and Delaware river.

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February 15 1668 Copy of a patent granted to Peter Alricks

Copy of a patent granted to Peter Alricks, of the island in the Delaware river, called Matiniconck; conditions of above grant.

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December 6 1669 Form of holding the court at the fort in New Castle

Form of holding the court at the fort in New Castle, upon the Delaware river, for the trial of the Long Finne, and about the late insurrection.

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December 1669 List of the inhabitants who were confederates with the Long Finne

List of the inhabitants who were confederates with the Long Finne.

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December 1669 Names of those who were fined on account of the rebellion of the Long Finne and amount of the fines

Names of those who were fined on account of the rebellion of the Long Finne, and amount of the fines.

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December 1669 Names of persons having demands against the Long Fin

Names of persons having demands against the Long Fin.

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December 13 1669 Names of prisoners shipped at New Castle

Names of prisoners, shipped at New Castle, with bilboes, bedding, &c.

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March 9 1671 Letter from William Tom and Peter Alrichs to governor Lovelace

Letter. Wm. Tom and Peter Alrichs to governor Lovelace, about the Indians.

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1670 Relation about the wreck of Jan de Caper's ship and a man found murdered

A Relation from the Whorekill about the wreck of Jan de Caper's sloop and a man found murdered; verdict of the jury.

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October 5 1670 Propositions made about the fortifications at Delaware

Propositions made about the fortifications at Delaware, under the hands of captain Carr and the rest of the high court there.

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October 1670 Bill of charges against Jan de Caper's ship

A bill of charges against Jan de Caper's sloop.

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September 23 1670 Conference with the Indians at Annockeninck respecting a recent murder

Conference with the Indians at Annockeninck respecting the late murder.

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Letter from Andric Anderson and others to capt. Carr

Letter. From Andris Anderson and others to capt. Carr, about threats uttered by the Indians.

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March 13 1671 Letter from Robert Jones to capt. Carr

Letter. Robert Jones of Virginia to capt. Carr, about coming to settle at Delaware.

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Memorandum of debts due at Delaware by the burgomasters of Amsterdam

Memorandum of debts due at Delaware by the burgomasters of Amsterdam.

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March 30 1671 Inventory of goods saved out of Jan de Caper's ship

Inventory of peltry, &c., saved out of Jan de Caper's sloop.

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Propositions on behalf of the town of New Castle from Mr. Tom

Propositions on behalf of the town of New Castle, in Delaware, from Mr. Tom.

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Query from Mr. Tom about the tenure of the land at Delaware

A query of Mr. Tom's to be resolved concerning the tenure of the land at Delaware.

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June 22 1671 Instructions for Walter Wharton about Delaware

Instructions for Walter Wharton, surveyor, about Delaware, calling for the names and numbers of the planters, &c.

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June 22 1671 Proposals from capt. Carr to the governor and council

Proposals from capt. Carr to the governor and council, touching the town of New Castle, and plantations in Delaware river.

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Account of quit-rents due and payable

Account of such quit-rents as are due and payable by the several persons herein named in Delaware.

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October 25 1671 Letter from William Tom to gov. Lovelace

Letter. William Tom to gov. Lovelace about a murder of an Englishman by Indians; gov. Calvert warns Aug. Heermans to be on his guard.

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November 27 1671 Letter from John Carr to gov. Lovelace

Letter. John Carr to gov. Lovelace relative to the above murder which was committed by Indians of New Jersey.

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March 8 1671 Petition from Ammergarrt Prints to capt. Carr concerning Tinnekunck

Petition. Ammergartt Prints to capt. Carr requesting that Andrew Carr who is in possession of Tinnekunck, may be obliged to pay her for the same, or give security therefor, before leaving the country; with certificate that capt. Carr is security.

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April 5 1671 Directions for holding a special court of oyer and terminer at New Castle

Directions for holding a special court of oyer and terminer at New Castle, Delaware, for the trial of William Syncleer on a charge of murder.

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May 17 1672 Minutes of a council held at New York incorporating New Castle, Delaware

Minutes of a council held at New York incorporating New Castle, Del.; proposals from capt. Edward Cantwell, of Delaware, about the Block house; about selling liquor to Indians; about quit-rents and runaways.

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August 1672 Answer to propositions about Delaware with instructions to publish the declaration of war against Holland

Answer to the above propositions with instructions to publish the declaration of war against Holland.

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April 6 1672 Order to William Tom and commission of Walter Wharton

Order to William Tom to render an account of the quit-rents, and commission appointing captain Walter Wharton a justice of the peace "in Delaware river and parts adjacent."

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April 4 1672 Commission of oyer and terminer for the trial of William Syncleer

Commission of oyer and terminer for the trial of William Syncleer for murder, directed to capt. Matthias Nicolls, capt. John Carr and others (Sept. 28).

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April 1 1672 Commission appointing Edmund Cantwell captain of foot for the town of New Castle

Commission appointing Edmund Cantwell captain of foot for the town of New Castle.

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March 1672 Proceedings against John Smith for the recovery of a ship

Proceedings against John Smith for the recovery of a sloop.

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April 27 1672 Certificate of William Tom, Peter Alrick, Walter Wharton and Ed. Cantwell relative to the appearance of Mr. Jenkins

Certificate of William Tom, Peter Alrick, Walter Wharton and Ed. Cantwell relative to the appearance of Mr. Jenkins, a surveyor, sent to Whoreskill from Maryland, under a pretended commission from lord Baltimore.

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June 21 1672 Letter from Richard Perrot to gov. Lovelace

Letter. Richard Perrot to gov. Lovelace for a grant of land on the Whorekill, Delaware.

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September 27 1672 Letter from John Carr to gov. Lovelace

Letter. John Carr to gov. Lovelace about the affairs at the Whorekill.

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December 10 1672 Letter from Edmund Cantwell to gov. Lovelace

Letter. Edmund Cantwell to gov. Lovelace, about the affairs at the Whorekill.

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The result and reasons of the magistrates of Delaware against declaring war against the Indian murderers

The result and reasons of the magistrates of Delaware, against declaring war against the Indian murderers.

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July 8 1673 Letter from William Tom to secretary Nicols

Letter. William Tom to secretary Nicols, about a patent, &c.

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April 23 1673 Inventory of the goods, lands and houses left by Andrew Carr in Tinaconk, Delaware river

Inventory of the goods, lands and houses left by Andrew Carr in Tinaconk, Delaware river.

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April 1673 Receipts and orders of John Carr for property belonging to Andrew Carr

Sundry receipts and orders of John Carr for property belonging to Andrew Carr.

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February 5 1675 Permit to Casparus Herrmans to occupy and possess a tract of land on the Delaware river

Permit to Casparus Herrmans to occupy and possess a certain tract of land on the Delaware river between Arien's kill and Apoquemininck kill, being 250 morgens, on condition that he obtain a patent therefor.

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February 1675 Memorandum of commissions and papers delivered to captain Cantwell

Memorandum of commissions and papers, &c., delivered to captain Cantwell.

1 20 45
February 1675 Declaration of Samuel Edsall, plaintiff, and William Oryon, defendant

Declaration. Samuel Edsall, plaintiff, and William Oryon, defendant, for taking away a canoe and two negroes, &c.

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January 11 1675 Declaration. William Tom, plaintiff, and Derick Albertson, defendant

Declaration. William Tom, plaintiff, and Derick Albertson, defendant, relative to half of a lot of land where the mill stood; claims by the defendant under a transport from William Beeckman.

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April 15 1675 Letter from John Moll to secretary Nicolls

Letter. John Moll to secretary Nicols, asking for the refusal of a house, and Wm. Tom's letter recommending the same.

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May 12 1675 Commission of Edmund Cantwell to be surveyor in Delaware

Commission. Edmund Cantwell to be surveyor in Delaware, and instructions.

1 20 50a
May 12 1675 Order in regard to grist mills and recording of patents and deeds

Order in regard to grist mills and recording of patents, deeds, &c.

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May 17 1675 Edmund Cantwell's receipt for bills received at Peter Rambo's

Edmund Cantwell's receipt for sundry bills, &c., received at Peter Rambo's.

1 20 51
April 1675 Deposition of Johannes De Haiy and others

Deposition. Johannes De Haiy and others relative to a chest left at his house in Delaware by one John Lawrenson.

1 20 52
May 1675 Commission for militia officers for Newcastle, Cranehook, Verdriete kook, Upland, Passayunck, Apoquemini and Whorekill, in Delaware

Commission for militia officers for Newcastle, Cranehook, Verdriete kook, Upland, Passayunck, Apoquemini and Whorekill, in Delaware.

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May 1675 Order in land a dispute between William Tom and certain inhabitants on Verdrietyes hook

Order relative to a dispute between William Tom and certain inhabitants on Verdrietyes hook, relative to some meadow land.

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1675 Declaration in the case of Gabriel Minville vs. John Carr

Declaration in the case of Gabriel Minville vs. John Carr, defendant, for goods, &c.

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May 13 1675 Directions for a special court to be held by the governor in Newcastle

Directions for a special court to be held by the governor in Newcastle, with the names of those composing the court.

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May 13 1675 Presentment of James Sandylands by Edmund Cantwell for manslaughter

Presentment by Edmund Cantwell, sheriff of Delaware, of James Sandylands, of Uplands, for manslaughter.

1 20 57
May 13 1675 Permit to John Moll and partners

Permit to John Moll and partners to have a ship loaded with English goods unload at New Castle.

1 20 58
1675 Petition of Jacobus Fabricius

Petition. Jacobus Fabricius relative to a charge of riotous conduct brought against him.

1 20 59
1675 Unsigned petition for a grant of 4,000 acres of land

Petition (not signed) for a grant of 4,000 acres of land above and below the falls, on the Delaware, with the privilege of liberty of worship, calling a minister, holding court, &c.

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May 1675 Fragment of a memorandum of the granting of warrants of survey, military commissions, etc

Fragment of a memorandum (without signature or date) of things done, such as the granting of warrants of survey, military commissions, &c.

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May 13 1675 Conference between governor Andros, the magistrates at New Castle, Del. and the Indian sachems of New Jersey

Conference between governor Andros, the magistrates at New Castle, Del. and the Indian sachems of New Jersey; renewal of the treaty of peace; S. Edsall, J. Helme and Lanse Cock, Israel Helme, interpreter.

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May 13 1675 Actions entered for trial and other matters to be called up at a special court to be held at New Castle

Actions entered for trial, and some other matters to be called up, at a special court to be held at New Castle.

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May 13 1675 Proceedings of a special court held at New Castle, Delaware

Proceedings of a special court held at New Castle, in Delaware.

1 20 63b
May 15 1675 Grant to Dr. John Des Jardins of a tract of land

Grant to Dr. John Des Jardins of a tract of land lying on Jones creek, in Apoquemini.

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May 15 1675 Grant to Paternella Carr and her children of the remainder of her husband's estate after paying his debts

Grant to Paternella Carr and her children of the remainder of her husband's estate, after paying his debts.

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May 17 1675 James Sandylands and Lawrence Hulst fined for misbehavior

James Sandylands and Lawrence Hulst, fined for misbehaviour, at a court held at Peter Rambo's.

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June 1 1675 Petition of Lutherans on the Delaware river

Petition. Lutherans on the Delaware river, setting forth that in Dec., 1672, two congregations had been established, one above Verdritige hook, under rev. Mr. Laers, the other below that point, under rev. Jacobus Fabritius, and praying that the same be confirmed.

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June 4 1675 Order to construct two dykes or highways along certain marshy lands at New Castle

Order to construct two dykes or highways along certain marshy lands at New Castle.

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June 4 1675 Declaration of magistrates of New Castle on the opposition to the order to construct dykes or highways in New Castle

Declaration of H. Block, John Moll and Derick Albuck, magistrates of New Castle, respecting the opposition manifested in the church, by John Ogle and rev. Jacobus Fabritius, to the above order.

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June 1675 Petition of the inhabitants of New Castle relative to making two dykes or highways through the marsh

Petition of the inhabitants of the district of New Castle relative to making two dykes or highways through the marsh belonging to Mr. Carr.

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June 1675 Reasons which led the magistrates to make the order about the two dykes in New Castle

Reasons which led the magistrates to make the order about the two dykes.

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June 5 1675 Remonstrance of inhabitants of New Castle against being compelled to repair one of the dykes

Remonstrance of inhabitants of New Castle against being compelled to repair one of the above dykes, it being private property.

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June 5 1675 Order to inhabitants of New Castle to obey the directions of the court

Order thereupon; parties to obey the directions of the court on pain of paying double the expense of the work.

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June 5 1675 Letter from William Tom to gov. Andros

Letter. William Tom, clerk of the court at New Castle, to gov. Andros, representing the opposition offered to the construction of the dykes, and requesting instructions.

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August 14 1675 Remonstrance of the Swedes and Fins of Cranehook church against domine Fabricius being their minister

Remonstrance of the Swedes and Fins of Cranehook church, against domine Fabricius being their minister.

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August 18 1675 Letter from William Tom to gov. Andros

Letter. William Tom to gov. Andros, relative to the affairs of Mrs. Carr.

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September 15 1675 Certificate of secretary Nicolls that capt. Carr was indebted to Dr. Henry Taylor at the time of the surrender of New York

Certificate of secretary Nicolls, that capt. Carr was indebted to Dr. Henry Taylor at the time of the surrender of New York.

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August 18 1675 Letter from the magistrates to gov. Andros

Letter. Magistrates to gov. Andros, concerning capt. Carr's meadow, the removing the block house, &c.

1 20 78
September 20 1675 Minute of the purchase of two tracts of land by gov. Andros

Minute of the purchase of two tracts of land by gov. Andros for His Royal Highness from the Indian Proprietors; one at the falls of the Delaware, the other at Musketoe cove, L. I.

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May 8 1675 List of persons living at the Whorekill

List of persons, old and young, living at the Whorekill, Del.

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May 8 1675 Petition of Helmanus Wiltbank to the council about capt. Cantwell and charges made against him

Petition. Helmanus Wiltbank to the council, about capt. Cantwell, and charges made against him.

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March 3 1676 Letter from Armergartt Printz to Samuel Edsal

Letter. Armergartt Printz to Samuel Edsal, about private affairs.

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April 18 1676 Petition of William Hamilton and William Sempill concerning a cargo of goods

Petition. William Hamilton and Wm. Sempill, relative to a cargo of goods brought by them from New York to Delaware for sale.

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May 11 1676 Letter from capt. Cantwell to gov. Andros

Letter. Capt. Cantwell to gov. Andros, on the affairs at the Delaware.

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April 1676 List of land patents sent to capt. Cantwell at Delaware

List of land patents sent to capt. Cantwell at Delaware.

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August 11 1676 Letter from gov. Andros to capt. Cantwell

Letter. Gov. Andros to capt. Cantwell, relative to Indian affairs.

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August 27 1676 Letter from Augustine Herrmans to capt. Cantwell

Letter. Augustine Herrmans to capt. Cantwell, relative to surveyor's fees in Maryland, and requesting him to arrest runaways.

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September 2 1676 Certificate of the right of way of Hans Block through land now owned by capt. Cantwell

Certificate of Oly Joorson, Peter De Witt, John Barnson, Henry Johnson, Peter Matthiason of the right of way of Hans Block through land now owned by capt. Cantwell.

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September 4 1676 Certificate of Martin Garritson relative to Hans Block's right of way

Certificate of Martin Garritson relative to Hans Block's right of way over capt. Cantwell's land.

1 20 92
September 4 1676 Petition of Hendrick Jansen van Bremen about his fine for shooting Mr. Tom's horse

Petition of Hendrick Jansen van Bremen about his fine for shooting Mr. Tom's horse.

1 20 93
September 26 1676 Nomination of magistrates for the Delaware river

Nomination of magistrates for the Delaware river.

1 20 94
September 27 1676 Answers given to capt. Cantwell's proposals about affairs on the Delaware river

Answers given to capt. Cantwell's proposals about affairs on the Delaware river.

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December 1 1676 Copy of a patent granted by gov. Andros to Daniel Whitley

Copy of a patent granted by gov. Andros to Daniel Whitley of a piece of land in Delaware, called the Grove, situated on St. John's creek, on the west side of the Delaware bay.

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September 27 1676 Ordinance making various rules for the government of the Delaware river

Ordinance. Introducing the Duke's laws, establishing courts of justice and making various other rules for the government of the Delaware river.

2 20 98
October 28 1676 Memorandum of gov. Andros's orders in answer to various petitions

Memorandum of gov. Andros's orders in answer to the petitions of Peter Bawcom, of Joshua Barkstead, to the letter of Wm. Winsmore, and petition of George Young.

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November 8 1676 Memorial of magistrates of New Castle to gov. Andros on municipal affairs

Memorial of John Moll, Henry Ward, William Tom and others, magistrates of New Castle, Del., to gov. Andros, on municipal affairs.

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July 13 1676 Returns of survey of several tracts of lands in Delaware

Returns of survey of the following named tracts of lands in Delaware; Maritie's Hook; Groeningen; Abraham's Delight; Drumer's Neck; The Good Neighborhood; Calton; Pimepakka, &c.; Point Pleasant; Quessinawominck; Teckquirassy; Shakhamexunk; Pimmerpakka; Towocawonink; White Clay's creek; and a piece laid out for Peter Dalboe. Grantees for the 1st tract are, Charles Jansen, Otto Ranson, Otto Neilson, Hans Hopman, John Hendrickson and Hans Otteson; 2d, Peter Alricks; 3d, Abraham Enloes; 4th, Maurice Daniel; 5th, Casparus Herman; 6th, John Barker; 7th, Michael Fredericks; 8th, Francis Walker and Dunk Williams; 10th, Peter Cock; 11th, Lawrentius Carolus; 12th, Lawrence Cock, Erick Cock, Michael Neilson, Otto Ernest Cock, Gower Ramboe and Pieter Nielson; 17th, Peter Peterson and Gasper Fish; 18th, Erick Mallock, Otto Nielson and Christian Thomason; 19th, Peter Thomason.

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November 20 1676 Minutes of a council held at New York

Minutes of a council held at New York in relation to major John Fenwick's granting patents in New Jersey; Jean Paul Jaquet's complaint against John Fenwick; answers to the proposals of the magistrates of New Castle.

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November 23 1676 Letter from gov. Andros to the magistrates of New Castle

Letter. Gov. Andros to the magistrates of New Castle relative to municipal affairs; major John Fenwick, &c.

2 20 103
January 29 1677 Assignment of an island in the Delaware river to George Heathcote by Samuel Edsall

Assignment by Samuel Edsall (of New York) to George Heathcote, of England, mariner, of an island in the Delaware river.

2 20 104
November 23 1676 Fees of the surveyor in Maryland

Fees of the surveyor in the province of Maryland, to be observed in Delaware.

2 20 105
May 15 1676 Schedule of surveyor's fees as allowed by the general assembly of Maryland

Schedule of surveyor's fees as allowed by the general assembly of Maryland, signed by John Bloomfield, secretary.

2 20 106
February 18 1677 Order of J. Anderson on E. Blackwell in favor of Robt. Hucheson

Order of J. Anderson on E. Blackwell in favor of Robt. Hucheson, for money; dated New Castle.

2 20 107
February 20 1677 Letter from secretary Nicolls to the magistrates at Whorekill

Letter. Secretary Nicolls to the magistrates at Whorekill, relative to a piece of land granted to Wm. Plainer, and again granted to Randell Revell.

2 20 108
February 26 1677 Letter from Helmer Willbank to governor Andros

Letter. Helmer Willbank to governor Andros; lord Baltimore about to renew his claim; rebellion in Virginia.

2 20 109
March 19 1677 Order of a special court at Whorekill for the resurvey of the lands of John Stevens

Order of a special court at Whorekill for the resurvey of the lands of John Stevens, purchased of William Willoughby and Robert Dicks.

2 20 111
April 3 1677 Depositions in the case of rev. Laurentius Carolus, plaintiff, and Hans Peterson, defendant

Depositions in the case of rev. Laurentius Carolus, plaintiff, and Hans Peterson, defendant.

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April 3 1677; Date Digital, August 29 2016; Date Original, April 4 1677 Pleadings in the case of rev. Laurentius Carolus vs. Hans Peterson for recovery of a mare

Pleadings in the above cause for recovery of a mare.

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April 3 1677; Date Digital, August 29 2016; Date Original, April 4 1677 Petition of captain Cantwell and John d'Haes relative to a trespass committed by widow Block

Petition. captain Cantwell and John d'Haes, relative to a trespass, committed by widow Block on land purchased by them of captain John Carr.

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April 6 1677 Order for the survey of 200 acres of land for captain Israel Helm

Order for the survey of 200 acres of land for captain Israel Helm.

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May 1 1677 Dimensions and bounds of Prime hook near the Whorekill

Dimensions and bounds of Prime hook near the Whorekill.

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April 11 1677 Petition of Mary Block relative to right of way

Petition. Mary Block, dated Newcastle, relative to right of way.

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May 11 1677 Memorandum of a sale of land for captain Nathaniel Carr

Memorandum of a sale of land for captain Nathl. Carr called by the name of Grader's neck; bounds of the same; patent issued Oct. 23, 1667.

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August 3 1675 Survey of a tract of land near the Whorekill for Randell Revell at Slater Creek

Survey of a tract of land lying near the Whorekill for Randell Revell at Slater Creek.

2 20 118a
May 14 1677 Proceedings of the court held at the Whorekill on the petition of William Planer

Proceedings of the court held at the Whorekill on the petition of William Planer, relating to the above land.

2 20 118b
June 6 1677; Date Digital, August 29 2016; Date Original, June 7 1677 Order of the court at New Castle relative to certain records delivered by William Tom

Order of the court at New Castle, relative to certain records delivered by William Tom, the former clerk.

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June 8 1677 Letter from the magistrates to gov. Andros

Letter. Magistrates to governor Andros, relative to their municipal officers generally.

2 20 121
June 11 1677 Letter from Helmer Willbank to governor Andros

Letter. Helm. Wiltbank to governor Andros, relative to certain lands surveyed by the surveyors of Maryland, which he alleges belong to Delaware.

2 20 122
June 12 1677 Letter from captain John Colier to governor Andros

Letter. Captain John Colier to governor Andros, relative to the records of that place kept by Wm. Tom; war with France.

2 20 123
July 11 1676 Pleadings in the case of Hans Peterson, plaintiff, and rev. Laurentius Carolus, defendant

Pleadings in the case of Hans Peterson, plaintiff, and rev. Laurentius Carolus, defendant, relative to a certain mare.

2 20 124
August 1 1677 Letter from Edmund Cantwell to John Stevens

Letter. Edmund Cantwell to John Stevens, relative to the title of his land.

2 20 125
August 16 1677 Order of Helmer Wiltbank in the case of Edward Southrin vs. John Roades

Order of Helm. Wiltbank, justice at the Whorekill, in case of Edward Southrin, plaintiff, and John Roades, defendant.

2 20 126a
August 19 1677 Letter from John Steavens to ————

Letter. John Steavens to ————, relative to his patent.

2 20 126b
August 19 1677 Complaint of Mrs. Erskins relative to trespasses committed on her property by John Mole and William Semple

Complaint of Mrs. Erskins, widow of serjeant Erskins, relative to trespasses committed on her property by John Mole and William Semple.

2 20 127
September 12 1677 Decision of the court held at Whorekill in the cause of Edward Southrin vs. John Roades

Decision of the court held at Whorekill, in the cause of Edward Southrin, plaintiff, and John Roades, defendant.

2 20 128
September 10 1677 Letter from John Audrey to governor Andros

Letter. John Audrey to governor Andros, dated from Whorekill.

2 20 129
September 18 1677 Letter from Helmer Willbank to governor Andros

Letter. Helmer Wiltbank to governor Andros, relative to the surveys made by Maryland in Delaware.

2 20 130
September 26 1677 Letter from Edmund Cantwell to gov. Andros

Letter. Edmund Cantwell to gov. Andros, relative to Symon Gibson, a convicted prisoner, being sent to New York, and about granting patents before the certificates are confirmed.

2 20 131
October 13 1677 Letter from Thomas Welborne and William Anderson to gov. Andros

Letter. Thos. Welborne and William Anderson to gov. Andros, complaining of captain Cantwell.

2 20 132
November 7 1677 Order of the court at New Castle about the property of Frans Barentson on the petition of Hans Peterson

Order of the court at New Castle about the property of Frans Barentson, deceased, on the petition of Hans Peterson.

2 20 133a-b
May 7 1678 Order of the court held at New Castle about the property of Frans Barentsen on the complaint of capt. Christopher Billopp

Order of the court held at New Castle in relation to the property of Frans Barentsen on the complaint of capt. Christopher Billopp, on the behalf of the duke of York agst. Hans Peterson.

2 20 133b
November 13 1677 Petition to the court of for grants of land on the west side of he Delaware river

Petition. Court of Upland, by Israel Helm, Lawrence Cock, Morris Cock, Andries Benckson, Swen Lorn, Ephraim and Caspar Herman, and others, for grants of land on the west side of he Delaware river, near the falls.

2 20 134
November 13 1677 Record of the court at Upland in regard to the settlement of the suit between Hans Peterson and domine Laurentius Carolus

Record of the court at Upland in regard to the settlement of the suit between Hans Peterson and domine Laurentius Carolus, about a mare.

2 20 135
November 12 1677 List of persons in the company at Delaware

List of persons in the company at Delaware.

2 20 136
January 29 1677 Civil and military appointments for Whorekill

Civil and military appointments for Whorekill.

2 20 138
January 29 1677 List of the names of persons in New Castle and Whorekill

List of the names of persons in New Castle and Whorekill.

2 20 139
Date Digital, August 29 2016; Date Original, November 23 1676; Date Original, April 6 1677 Extracts from letters from gov. Andros to the commander and collector at New Castle

Extracts from letters of gov. Andros to the commander and collector at New Castle, relative to vessels sailing up the Delaware river; dated Nov. 23, 1676 and April 6, 1677.

2 20 140
May 11 1678 Minutes of the council in New York

Minutes of the council in New York relative to directions to capt. C. Billopp, about sloops sailing up the Delaware, and capt. E. Cantwell's answer to the complaint of the magistrates of Whorekill as to abuses in altering surveys.

2 20 141
February 1678 Letter from the court at New Castle to gov. Andros

Letter. Court at New Castle to gov. Andros, relative to their municipal affairs.

2 20 142
May 9 1678 Proceedings of a special court held at New Castle, Delaware in the case of John Shackerly vs. Henry Salter

Proceedings of a special court held at New Castle in the case of John Shackerly, plaintiff, and Henry Salter, defendant, relative to a sale of silver plate.

2 20 144
May 9 1678 Depositions of Edmund Cantwell, justice Fop Outhout, Michael Baton and Reynier van th—— in a court held at New Castle

Depositions of Edmund Cantwell, justice Fop Outhout, Michael Baton and Reynier van th——, in a court held at New Castle, relative to the conduct of John Fenwick at a meeting held on the east side of the Delaware river.

2 20 145
May 25 1678 Letter from Secretary Nicoll to the court at New Castle

Letter. Secretary Nicoll to the court at New Castle, relative to the conduct of John Fenwick, &c.

2 20 147
June 11 1678 Order of the court at Whorekill delaying until the next assizes the case of John Roades vs. Helmanus Wiltbank

Order of the court at Whorekill putting over to the next assizes, to be held at New York, the cause of John Roades, plaintiff, and Helmanus Wiltbank, defendant.

2 20 148a
June 18 1678 Minute of council in relation to John Fenwick, Mr. Tom's estate, and William Asfordsby

Minute of council in relation to John Fenwick in Delaware; concerning Mr. Tom's estate; Wm. Asfordsby appointed sheriff of the Esopus.

2 20 148b-0149
June 21 1678 Letter from the council to the magistrates at New Castle

Letter. The council to the magistrates at New Castle, in relation to the matter of John Fenwick.

2 20 150
January 3 1678 Will of William Tom of New Castle

Will of William Tom, of New Castle.

2 20 151
May 10 1678 Petition of Edmund Cantwell relative to the will and estate of William Tom

Petition. Edmund Cantwell relative to the will and estate of William Tom.

2 20 152
June 4 1678; Date Digital, August 29 2016; Date Original, June 6 1678 Proceedings of a court held at New Castle against Walter Wharton

Proceedings of a court held at New Castle against Walter Wharton, for marrying himself contrary to law, &c.

2 20 153
July 17 1678 Proceedings of the commander and justices in New Castle in relation to major Fenwick

Proceedings of the commander and justices, held in the town of New Castle, in relation to major Fenwick.

2 20 155
July 24 1678 Letter from the magistrates to capt. Mattias Nicolls and the rest of the council

Letter. Magistrates to capt. Matthias Nicolls and the rest of the council, in relation to major Fenwick's case, and Mr. Tom's estate.

2 20 156
July 30 1678 Petition of John Hillyard to gov. Andros concerning the land granted to him

Petition. John Hillyard to gov. Andros, relative to the difficulty in relation to the land granted him on Delaware bay.

2 20 157
October 25 1678 Minute of the court at New Castle of matters to present to governor Andros

Minute of the court at New Castle of sundry matters to be laid before governor Andros on his arrival from England, and deputing Mr. Moll to submit the same.

2 20 159
July 30 1678 Petition of George Merten in relation to his land on Delaware bay

Petition. George Merten in relation to his land on Delaware bay.

2 20 158
July 9 1679 Letter from John Brigs to Andrew Bondler

Letter. John Brigs to Andrew Bondler, requesting him to pay a certain demand to John Shakerly, and account against John Shakerly, of New Castle, for groceries.

3 21 1
July 9 1679 Account against John Briggs

Account against John Briggs for a lot of kitchen furniture.

3 21 2
February 18 1679 Receipt of Richard Higinbottom to John Shakerly

Receipt of Richard Higinbottom, dated Whorekill, in Delaware bay, to John Shakerly for full satisfaction for one gray horse, &c., with letter from John West dated Uplands, to John Smith, relative to an account for a cask of wine.

3 21 3
May 14 1679 Order of John Addom on Sander Maulstone

Order of John Addom, dated New Castle, on Sander Maulstone, in favor of John Shackerly for ten mink skins; and Susanna Garland's account against John Shakerly for rum, &c.

3 21 5
September 4 1678 Letter from Helmanus Wiltbank to secretary Nicolls

Letter. Helmanus Wiltbank to secretary Nicolls, relating to surveyors and surveys.

3 21 7
September 18 1679 Petition of Edward Southrin to gov. Andros concerning abuse he has received

Petition. Edward Southrin to gov. Andros, relative to the abuse he has received from one John Avery, in the discharge of his duty as a magistrate.

3 21 8
October 7 1679 Petition of Luke Watson about an order to take up stray horses about the Whorekill

Petition. Luke Watson about an order to take up stray horses about Whorekill.

3 21 9
October 7 1679 Petition of Luke Watson for land at the Whorekill

Petition. Luke Watson for land at the Whorekill.

3 21 10
October 7 1679 Petition of Henry Stretcher about land at the Whorekill

Petition. Henry Stretcher about land at the Whorekill.

3 21 11
October 8 1679 Petition of Cornelius Johnson for a grant of land at Whorekill

Petition. Cornelius Johnson for a grant of land at Whorekill.

3 21 12
October 8 1679 Order to Thomas Ashton to take Henry Smith into custody

Order to Thomas Ashton, sheriff of New York, to take Henry Smith, of Whorekill, into custody.

3 21 13
October 8 1679 Petition of Thomas Spry claiming a colt seized and sold by capt. Billopp

Petition. Thomas Spry, surgeon, claiming a colt seized and sold by capt. Billopp.

3 21 14
October 8 1679 Names of the persons at the Whorekill eligible for magistrates, with list of those appointed

Names of the persons at the Whorekill eligible for magistrates, with list of those appointed.

3 21 15
October 11 1679 Letter from secretary Nicolls to Helmanus Wiltbank

Letter. Secretary Nicolls to Helmanus Wiltbank and the magistrates at Whorekill, about granting an execution in the case of Nathl. Walker agst. Edward Southern; relative to a piece of land laid out for N. Walker by Cor. Verhoofe, 1677, &c.

3 21 16
October 18 1679 List of patents in the hands of capt. Edward Cantwell

List of patents in the hands of capt. Edward Cantwell, New Castle.

3 21 17
October 25 1679 Names of persons at Salem, or Swamptown, where major Fenwick settled

Names of persons at Salem, or Swamptown, where major Fenwick settled.

3 21 18
1679 Letter from Cornelius Verhoofe to gov. Andros

Letter. Cornelius Verhoofe to gov. Andros, relative to the abuse, &c., of Henry Smith towards him while discharging his duty as deputy surveyor, &c.

3 21 19
1679 Certificate of Helmanus Wiltbank and John Kipshaven as to the qualifications of Cornelius Verhoof as a surveyor

Certificate of H. Wiltbank and John Kipshaven, as to the qualifications of Cornelius Verhoof, of Delaware bay, as a surveyor.

3 21 20
October 8 1675 Copy of an attachment in favor of William Blackston against William Caning, issued by Edward Southrin

Copy of an attachment in favor of William Blackston against William Caning, issued by Edward Southrin, of Whorekill.

3 21 21a
March 3 1676 Copy of a summons against William Prentice at the suit of Ously Briant

Copy of a summons against William Prentice at the suit of Ously Briant, issued as above, and order to deliver goods.

3 21 21b
July 26 1676 Copies of subpoenas issued as above in a suit against Cornelius Verhoof, for Peter Bawcomb, Cornelis Johnson, Henry Harmon, John King, Thomas Philips, Elizabeth Simpson, Francis Megges, William Kaning, Henry Smith, Thomas Morgan, John Lemon, John Oakey and William Sharpe

Copies of subpoenas issued as above in a suit against Cornelius Verhoof, for Peter Bawcomb, Cornelis Johnson, Henry Harmon, John King, Thomas Philips, Elizabeth Simpson, Francis Megges, William Kaning, Henry Smith, Thomas Morgan, John Lemon, John Oakey and William Sharpe.

3 21 21c
April 8 1676 Names of witnesses in the suit of Henry Smith against Cornelius Verhoof: Peter Bawcomb, Alice Raymon, John Lemon, William True

Names of witnesses in the suit of Henry Smith against Cornelius Verhoof, Peter Bawcomb, Alice Raymon, John Lemon, William True.

3 21 22
April 1676 Charges made by Henry Smith against Cornelius Verhoof and Helmanus Wiltbank

Charges made by Henry Smith against Cornelius Verhoof, and Helm. Wiltbank, of Delaware.

3 21 23
October 24 1678 Extract from Coke's institutes concerning high treason, produced by Henry Smith before the governor

Extract from Coke's institutes concerning high treason, produced by Henry Smith before the governor.

3 21 25
October 24 1678 Petition of Henry Smith to gov. Andros conerning his giving security to prosecute a charge for treason against Helmus Wiltbank.

Petition. Henry Smith to gov. Andros, relative to his giving security to prosecute a charge for treason against Helm. Wiltbank.

3 21 26
October 24 1678 Declaration of Henry Smith with regard to the charge of treason against Helmanus Wiltbank

Declaration of Henry Smith with regard to the charge of treason against Helmanus Wiltbank; the charge was made by Dr. John Roades and William Prentice to Francis Jenkins, a justice in Maryland; also as to Edward Southrin's conversations with the devil, and as to Cors. Verhoof's keeping false records.

3 21 27
1678 Petition of Henry Smith to be discharged from confinement

Petition. Henry Smith to be discharged from confinement.

3 21 28
October 24 1678 Account of Henry Smith's charges in the suit depending in the assize at New York, in 1677 and 1678, between him and Peter Gronendike

Account of Henry Smith's charges in the suit depending in the assize at New York, in 1677 and 1678, between him and Peter Gronendike.

3 21 29
November 6 1678 Order to the justices at New Castle on the petition of Jane, the widow of serjeant John Erskins

Order to the justices at New Castle on the petition of Jane, the widow of serjeant John Erskins.

3 21 30
November 14 1678 Letter from rev. John Yeo to Dr. Henry Smith

Letter. Rev. John Yeo, minister of Whorekill, to Dr. Henry Smith relative to the witnesses in his case.

3 21 31
November 19 1678 Instructions to the magistrates of New Castle concerning the administration of the estate of William Tom

Instructions to the magistrates of New Castle relative to the administration of the estate of William Tom.

3 21 32
November 13 1677 Letter from Hemlus Wiltbank, Edward Southrin and Alexander Molestine to gov. Andros

Letter. Helm. Wiltbank, Edward Southrin and Alex. Molestine, magistrates of Whorekill, to gov. Andros relative to Edward Cantwell's erasing the names of Thomas Wellburne and William Anderson of Accomack county, Virginia, from a certificate of survey and putting in others, also the petition of Thos. Wellburne and William Anderson.

3 21 33
Unidentified fragment

Unidentified fragment

3 21 33a
November 13 1677 Petition of Andres Poulson concerning a grant of land in Apequarneny creek, Delaware River

Petition. Andres Poulson relative to a grant of land in Apequarneny creek, Delaware river, of which he is defrauded by Walter Wharton, surveyor.

3 21 34
November 14 1677 Duplicate of the lease of Matiniconk island in Delaware river to Robert Stacy

Duplicate of the lease of Matiniconk island in Delaware river to Robert Stacy.

3 21 35
December 5 1677 Petition of Thomas Ollive and other inhabitants of Burlington, N. J. in favor of Henry Jacobs, tenant in possession of Matiniconk island

Petition. Thomas Ollive and other inhabitants of Burlington, N. J. in favor of Henry Jacobs, tenant in possession of Matiniconk island.

3 21 36
December 5 1679 Blank patent for a piece of land in Delaware bay for Nathaniel Walker

Blank patent for a piece of land in Delaware bay for Nathaniel Walker.

3 21 37
December 5 1679 Draft of a patent to Thomas Younk for a piece of land on Delaware bay

Draft of a patent to Thomas Younk for a piece of land, called Popler Neck, on the west side of Delaware bay.

3 21 38
January 1679 Pleadings and proceedings of a court held at New Castle, in the case of Thomas Harwood vs. Jacob Vanderveer

Pleadings and proceedings of a court held at New Castle, in the case of Thomas Harwood, plaintiff, and Jacob Vanderveer, defendant, in an action of debt.

3 21 39
March 18 1679 Petition of Arnlodus de La Grange relative to the island of Tinicum in the Delaware river

Petition. Arnlodus de La Grange relative to the island of Tinicum, in the Delaware river, purchased by his father from Armegart Prints.

3 21 51
March 25 1679 Receipt of Ephm. Herman to John Steevens for 25 bushels of wheat for quit-rent

Receipt of Ephm. Herman to John Steevens for 25 bushels of wheat for quit-rent due for 1200 acres of land, called Content, lying in Duke creek, and for 1300 acres, called London, lying in Little creek below Duke creek.

3 21 52
April 23 1679 Statement of John Moll, Peter Alright, J. d'Haes and Wm. Smith of New Castle, relative to breaking open the trunk of Adam Wallis

Statement of John Moll, Peter Alright, J. d'Haes and Wm. Smith of New Castle, relative to the breaking open the trunk of Adam Wallis, left in the house of Robert Hudleson.

3 21 54
April 23 1679 Petition of Adam Wallis in relation to breaking open his trunk

Petition. Adam Wallis in relation to the above matter.

3 21 56
May 13 1679 List of patents sent to capt. Edmund Cantwell which were refused to be signed

List of patents sent to capt. Edmund Cantwell, which were refused to be signed.

3 21 57
May 14 1679 Letter from Win. Clark to gov. Andros concerning the settlement of the district

Letter. Win. Clark to gov. Andros relative to the settlement of that district.

3 21 58a
May 27 1679 Confirmation by gov. Andros of John -------- to be clerk at Whorekill

Confirmation by gov. Andros of John -------- to be clerk at Whorekill.

3 21 58b
May 1679 Petition of Jan Kipphaven for a piece of land at Whorekill

Petition. Jan Kipphaven for a piece of land at Whorekill.

3 21 59
May 27 1679 Petition of John Yvne to be sheriff of Whorekill

Petition. John Yvne to be sheriff of Whorekill.

3 21 60
June 23 1679 Petition signed by John Budd, John Mifflin and others from Old England, for grants of land

Petition, dated Burlington, signed by John Budd, John Mifflin and others from Old England, for grants of land.

3 21 61
June 30 1679 Letter from Luke Watson to gov. Andros

Letter. Luke Watson to gov. Andros relative to the conduct of capt. John Avery, a magistrate.

3 21 62
July 1 1679 Offer of Johannes de Haes and Ephraim Herman to be security for capt. Cantwell as administrator of the estate of Mr. Tom

Offer of Johannes de Haes and Ephraim Herman to be security for capt. Cantwell, as administrator of the estate of Mr. Tom.

3 21 63
July 9 1679 Letter from secretary Nicolls to capt. Cantwell

Letter. Secretary Nicolls to capt. Cantwell, about lands at Delaware falls.

3 21 64a
March 30 1679 Minutes of council relative to capt. Burt's vessel

Minutes of council relative to capt. Burt's vessel.

3 21 64b
July 12 1679 Order of the court at Whorekill on the petition of John Richardson

Order of the court at Whorekill on the petition of John Richardson, relating to some premises in the possession of John Stevens.

3 21 65
March 19 1679 Order of the court at Whorekill on the petition of John Stevens

Order of the court at Whorekill on the petition of John Stevens for a resurvey of land purchased by him of Peter Percy, William Willoughby, &c.

3 21 66
July 13 1679 Letter from John Brigs to secretary Nicolls

Letter. John Brigs to secretary Nicolls, relative to the above lands.

3 21 67
July 12 1679 Order of the court at Whorekill on the petition of John Richardson

Order of the court at Whorekill on the petition of John Richardson, relating to some premises in the possession of John Stevens.

3 21 68a
July 14 1679 Order of the magistrates of Whorekill to John Vines, sheriff, to put John Richardson in possession of the premises claimed by John Stevens

Order of the magistrates of Whorekill to John Vines, sheriff, to put John Richardson in possession of the premises claimed by John Stevens.

3 21 68b
July 25 1679 Order of the court at Whorekill decreeing the possession of the said premises to John Stevens; action of the magistrates thereon.

Order of the court at Whorekill decreeing the possession of the said premises to John Stevens; action of the magistrates thereon.

3 21 69
July 25 1679 Answer of John Richardson to the bill of complaint of John Stevens

Answer of John Richardson, respondent, to the bill of complaint of John Stevens, appellant.

3 21 70
July 25 1679 Case of Tymen Stiddem, declaring his right to certain land

Case of Tymen Stiddem, declaring his right to 600 acres of land lying in the north side of the Fish creek, also Brandywine creek just below the falls of the said creek.

3 21 71
July 25 1679 Abstract of Dr. Tymen Stiddem and Jacob Vandeveer's papers which were returned to them

Abstract of Dr. Tymen Stiddem and Jacob Vandeveer's papers, which were delivered them back.

3 21 72
July 29 1679 Articles of agreement between John Stevens and Thomas Crumpton for a piece of land on the west side of Delaware bay

Articles of agreement between John Stevens and Thomas Crumpton, for a piece of land on the west side of Delaware bay, near Duck creek.

3 21 73
August 18 1676 Articles of agreement between Thomas Crompton and John Richardson relating to land on the west side of Delaware bay

Articles of agreement between Thomas Crompton, planter, and John Richardson, both of Dorchester county, Maryland, relating to the above pieces of land.

3 21 74
August 9 1679 Letter from gov. Andros to the magistrates of the Whorekill and New Castle

Letter. Gov. Andros to the magistrates of the Whorekill, New Castle, &c., ordering the arrest of Richard Turner, upon the application of capt. Jennefer, high sheriff of Accomack.

3 21 75
August 23 1679 Letter from secretary Nicolls to capt. John Avery

Letter. Secretary Nicolls to capt. John Avery, relative to a tract of 680 acres of land which was laid out for Nathaniel Walker, at Whorekill, and called Cedar Neck, surveyed, by Cornelius Verhoof, to have certain swamp lands included in his patent.

3 21 76
September 10 1679 Letter from Edmund Cantwell to John Stevens

Letter. Edmund Cantwell to John Stevens, denying that he ever gave Thomas Phillips orders to grant warrants for land; that he never gave John Richards a warrant for more than 300 acres.

3 21 77
September 18 1679 Letter from Edmund Cantwell to gov. Andros

Letter. Edmund Cantwell to gov. Andros, giving an account of his interview with the Indians relative to a survey of lands above the falls on the Delaware.

3 21 78
September 25 1679 Letter from John Avery

Letter. John Avery relative to the 680 acres of land called Cedar Neck, at Whorekill, laid out for capt. Nathl. Walker.

3 21 79
September 29 1679 Affidavit of Thomas Garvass

Affidavit of Thomas Garvass, that he saw Thomas Crompton deliver possession of the land on which he dwelt, to Theophilus, the man of John Stevens.

3 21 81
October 10 1679 Letter from secretary Nicolls to capt. Cantwell

Letter. Secretary Nicolls to capt. Cantwell relative to affairs on the Delaware.

3 21 82
October 10 1679 Names of the magistrates of New Castle, Upland, Whorekill and West New Jersey

Names of the magistrates of New Castle, Upland, Whorekill and West New Jersey.

3 21 83
October 30 1679 Order of court conforming to William Dickson a certain tract of land at St. Jones, Whorekill

Order of court conforming to William Dickson a certain tract of land at St. Jones, Whorekill.

3 21 84
November 1679 Memorandum of Ephraim Hermans for grants to Israel Helme, Otto Swanson and Laura Cock for 200 acres of land each

Memorandum of Ephraim Hermans for grants to Israel Helme, Otto Swanson and Laura Cock for 200 acres of land each.

3 21 85
November 1679 List of patents delivered to Jacobsen, Otto Paulsen, Arent Johnson, Paulus and Amelius Verking, Maurice Daniel, Bryan O'Malle, John Moll and others

List of patents delivered to Jacobsen, Otto Paulsen, Arent Johnson, Paulus and Amelius Verking, Maurice Daniel, Bryan O'Malle, John Moll and others.

3 21 87
February 1680 Declaration in ejectment in the case of John Stevens vs. John Glover, John Glover vs. Griffith Jones

Declaration in ejectment in the case of John Stevens, plaintiff, and John Glover, defendant, John Glover vs. Griffith Jones, about a piece of land called Willing brook, and other pleadings and papers relating to the same land before the court at Whorekill (see p. 73).

3 21 88
February 1680 Bond of Thomas Crompton and John Richardson

Bond of Thomas Crompton of Dorchester county, province of Maryland, and John Richardson of the same place, for the faithful performance of certain covenants contained in certain articles dated Aug. 18, 1676 (see page 74), affidavits and papers relating to the same matter, all produced and used in a court held at Whorekill.

3 21 89
February 1680 Appeal from the Whorekill court to the court of assizes in the suit of John Stevens vs. John Richardson

Appeal from the Whorekill court to the court of assizes in the suit of John Stevens, pl'ff, vs. John Richardson, def't.

3 21 91
January 9 1680 Depositions of William Sempill, Samuel Land and Mathias Mathias in the suit of Tyman Stiddem vs. Jacob Vanderveer

Depositions of William Sempill, Samuel Land and Mathias Mathias, at New Castle, in the suit of Tyman Stiddem vs. Jacob Vanderveer.

3 21 93
January 17 1680 Letter from Ephraim Herman to secretary Nicolls

Letter. Ephraim Herman to secretary Nicolls, relating to various matters in Delaware; patents; quakers; dome Tesschemaker.

3 21 95a
January 20 1680 Letter from John Ogle to John Brigs

Letter. John Ogle to John Brigs, relative to tobacco to be paid for a horse.

3 21 95b
January 20 1680 Letter from John Moll to secretary Nicolls

Letter. John Moll to secretary Nicolls, on affairs in Delaware.

3 21 96a
January 25 1680 Letter from Thomas Wollaston to John Briggs

Letter. Thos. Wollaston to John Briggs, relative to the payment of a draft drawn by the latter.

3 21 96b
February 3 1680 Letter from Philip Pocock to gov. Andres

Letter. Philip Pocock to gov. Andres, relative to the affairs of Robert Hoskins who was drowned.

4 21 97a
February 1680 Order of a court held at New Castle declaring that William Young was reputed to be the eldest son of Thomas Young

Order of a court held at New Castle, declaring that William Young was reputed to be the eldest son of Thomas Young, of St. Jones, deceased.

4 21 97b
February 6 1680 Articles of agreement between John Steevens and Samuel Stiles

Articles of agreement between John Steevens and Samuel Stiles, relative to a plantation on Ducke creek.

4 21 98a
February 11 1680 Letter from Thomas Spry to Sarah Shakerly

Letter. Thos. Spry to Sarah Shakerly, relative to debts due him from her late husband.

4 21 98b
February 15 1680 Letter from Ephraim Herman to John Moll

Letter. Ephraim Herman to John Moll, relative to some remarks made about the Swedes by the wife of Jonas Peterson, at the house of Peter Cock, Schuylkill.

4 21 99
February 20 1680 Letter from Philip Pocock to gov. Andres

Letter. Philip Pocock to gov. Andros, stating that the inhabitants of Craneneck desired to have their lands, held under patents from the Dutch, resurveyed, and to have them confirmed by him, gov. Andros.

4 21 100
February 1680 Letter from Johannis Kip to Cornelius Stenwyck

Letter. Johannis Kip to Cornelius Stenwyck, in regard to the estate of John Shackerly.

4 21 101
April 3 1680 Deposition of Johannes d'Haes concerning a debt owed to him by John Briggs.

Deposition of Johannes d'Haes, relative to a debt owing him by John Briggs.

4 21 102b
April 12 1680 Letter from Francis Whitwell to gov. Andros

Letter. Francis Whitwell to gov. Andros, asking for a commission to take up stray horses.

4 21 102c
April 23 1680 Census of the responsible housekeepers and their families residing at certain places on the Delaware river

Census of the responsible housekeepers and their families residing at Cedar creek, Muther creek, St. Jones and Duck creek, Matinicum, Wicacoe, Passayunck, Kincesse, Calcoon hook, Tinnacum, Upland, Printsdorp, Newcastle, and other places on the Delaware river.

4 21 103
April 1 1680 Petition of Cornelius Janse for a rehearing and trial by a jury

Petition. Cornelius Janse for a rehearing and trial by a jury, of a difference between him and Helmanus Wiltbank, relative to a parcel of land.

4 21 106
April 6 1680 Letter from Daniel Wills to secretary Nicolls

Letter. Daniel Wills to secretary Nicolls, acknowledging receipt of a writing brought by one Jacob Leysler.

4 21 107
April 12 1680 Petition of inhabitants of Crewcorne against the sale of liquor to Indians

Petition. Inhabitants of the new town, near the falls of the Delaware, called Crewcorne, against the sale of liquor to the Indians.

4 21 108
October 10 1679 Names of the magistrates of New Castle, Upland, Whorekill and West New Jersey

Names of the magistrates of New Castle, Upland, Whorekill and West New Jersey.

4 21 109
May 15 1680 Letter from Francis Whitwell to gov. Andros

Letter. Francis Whitwell to gov. Andros on the part of the court, at St. Jones, Delaware, with petition.

4 21 110a
August 1 1680 Deposition of Peter Gronendyke

Deposition of Peter Gronendyke, of Whorekill, relative to the indebtedness of John Shakerly to Mrs. Mary Phillips.

4 21 110b
August 17 1680 Report of William Biles that he had summoned Gilbert Wheeler and Barnet Keerce to appear before the gov. at New York and that George Browne, Robert Scooly, Robert Lucas and Samuel Field are nominated magistrates for the above place

Return of William Biles, of Crewcorne, that he had summoned Gilbert Wheeler and Barnet Keerce to appear before the gov. at New York; also, that George Browne, Robert Scooly, Robert Lucas and Samuel Field are nominated magistrates for the above place.

4 21 111
May 20 1680 Report of Daniel Wills that Thomas Olive, Daniel Wills, Robert Stacy, Mahlon Stacy, William Emley are nominated commissioners and William Beachy, sheriff, Thomas Revell, clerk

Return of Daniel Wills, of Burlington, N. J., that Thomas Olive, Danl. Wills, Robert Stacy, Mahlon Stacy, Wm. Emley, &c., are nominated commissioners, and Wm. Beachy, sheriff, Thos. Revell, clerk.

4 21 112
May 22 1680 Acknowledgment concerning a certain paper which is mislaid signed by Thomas Budd

Acknowledgment, signed Thos. Budd, concerning a certain paper which is mislaid (contents not stated).

4 21 113
May 26 1680 Letter from James Nevill to gov. Andros

Letter. James Nevill to gov. Andros, relative to the proceedings of sundry fugitives from Virginia, who pretended to belong to a wrecked Guineaman.

4 21 114
June 1 1680 Minute of grants of land to Ephraim Herman and Lawrence Cock

Minute of a grant to Ephraim Herman of 600 acres of land lying on the west side of the Delaware river, near its mouth, between the land of Morris Liston and Duke Creek, formerly granted to John Morgan and John Denny, both deceased; also of 600 acres to Lawrence Cock, on the west side of Delaware river and north side of Duke creek, formerly granted to John Ashman and Saml. Jackson.

4 21 115
June 7 1680 Deposition of Samuel Stiles concerning John Richardson

Deposition of Samuel Stiles, relative to John Richardson taking (by means of threats) forcible possession of his premises near Littlecreek, in the Whorekill precinct.

4 21 116a
June 8 1680 Proceedings of a court held at Whorekill in a suit between Walter Dickson and Barnard Hodges

Proceedings of a court held at Whorekill in a suit between Walter Dickson, plaintiff, and Barnard Hodges, defendant, about the title to a tract of land on Jones creek.

4 21 116b
June 1680 Petition of Walter Dickinson relative to a tract of land

Petition. Walter Dickinson relative to a tract of land, named Mulberry swamp, situated at St. Jones creek, formerly surveyed for Thomas Merritt.

4 21 117
June 21 1680 Letter from William Clark to gov. Andros

Letter. William Clark, a Quaker, to gov. Andros, declining to take an oath, but transmitting a written engagement to discharge the duties of a magistrate, to which office he had been appointed.

4 21 118
June 23 1680 Letter from Cornelius Verhoofe to gov. Andros

Letter. Cornelis Verhoofe to gov. Andros, relative to the discharge of his duties as a surveyor.

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June 26 1680 Letter from Luke Watson, John Roades, John Kipphaven, William Clark and ----------, magistrates, to gov. Andros

Letter. Luke Watson, John Roades, John Kipphaven, Wm. Clark and -----, magistrates, to gov. Andros, relative to a prison and court house; surveys and settling of land.

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July 1 1680 Recommendation by Francis Whitwell, John Hillyard, Edward Pack and Robert Hart, magistrates of St. Jones county, Delaware, of Cornelius Verhoof to be surveyor and clerk of the court

Recommendation by Francis Whitwell, John Hillyard, Edward Pack and Robert Hart, magistrates of St. Jones county, Del., of Cornelius Verhoof to be surveyor, and also clerk of their court.

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May 1 1680 Order of a court held at Whorekill, affirming a judgment in favor of Peter Groundik vs. John Avery

Order of a court held at Whorekill, affirming a judgment in favor of Peter Groundik, plaintiff, agst. John Avery, defendant, and other papers relating to the same matter.

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June 8 1680 Minute of a verdict for plaintiff at a court held at Whorekill in the case of Walter Dickinson vs. Bernard Hodges

Minute of a verdict for plaintiff at a court held at Whorekill, in the case of Walter Dickinson, plaintiff, agst. Bernard Hodges, defendant, in relation to the title to a tract of land called Mulberry swamp, on St. Jones creek.

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June 9 1680 Letter from William Clarke to Peter Groundik

Letter. Wm. Clarke to Peter Groundik, with an appraisal of goods of his taken on execution.

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July 12 1680 Letter from John Wright to gov. Andros

Letter. John Wright to gov. Andros, for land at Chiepessing, near the falls of the Delaware.

4 21 125
July 10 1680 Letter from Cornelius Verhoofe

Letter. Cornelis Verhoofe, inclosing a recommendation of the court for his appointment as clerk and surveyor of St. Jones.

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August 6 1680 Petition of Peter Groundyck that John Avery's goods may be sold at auction to satisfy his debt

Petition. Peter Groundyck, praying that John Avery's goods may be sold at auction in order to satisfy his debt.

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August 6 1680 Order of the council at New York on the petition of Peter Groundyck that John Avery's goods may be sold at auction

Order of the council at New York on the above petition.

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August 1 1680 Deposition of Francis Whitwell concerning capt. Cantwell's giving him several blank warrants for land

Deposition of Francis Whitwell relative to capt. Cantwell's giving him several blank warrants for land.

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August 25 1680 Deposition of John Brinkloc concerning John Steven's tract of land on Duke creek

Deposition of John Brinkloc relative to John Steven's tract of land on Duke creek.

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August 1680 Petition of Barnard Hedges for a rehearing of his claim to a tract of land

Petition. Barnard Hedges for a rehearing of his claim to a tract of land of 400 acres granted by the court of the Whorekill.

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September 13 1680 Complaint of inhabitants of Crewcorne against Gilbert Wheeler for selling rum to the Indians

Complaint of sundry inhabitants of Crewcorne, on the Delaware, against Gilbert Wheeler, for selling rum to the Indians.

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September 14 1680 Memorandum of public matters at the Whorekill to be attended to

Memorandum of public matters at the Whorekill to be attended to.

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September 1680 Petition of Ambrose Backer for the return of his horse forfeited for killing his daughter-in-law

Petition. Ambrose Backer for the return of his horse forfeited for killing his daughter-in-law.

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September 16 1680 Certificate of various persons of New Castle as to the previous quiet character of Ambrose Backer's horse

Certificate of sundry persons of New Castle as to the previous quiet character of the above horse.

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November 20 1680 Letter from Francis Whitwell to gov. Andros

Letter. Francis Whitwell to gov. Andros relative to a tract of land granted him on Duke creek.

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December 3 1680 Letter from Emphraim Herman to John West

Letter. Ephm. Herman to John West of New York, about being summoned to appear before the governor with capt. Cantwell; expects to arrive there in 8 days.

4 21 136
December 1680 Declaration for false imprisonment by John Roades vs. Helmanus Wiltbank

Declaration for false imprisonment by John Roades agst. Helmanus Wiltbank.

4 21 137
February 11 1681 Proceedings of the court at Whorekill removing Cornelis Verhoof as clerk, and appointing William Clark

Proceedings of the court at Whorekill, removing Cors. Verhoof as clerk, and appointing Wm. Clark.

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March 21 1681 Letter from the magistrates of Deale to gov. Andros

Letter. Magistrates of Deale, formerly Whorekill, to gov. Andros, recommending William Clark to be clerk of their court.

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August 10 1681 Letter from Francis Whitwell and John Hillyard to captain Anthony Brockholls

Letter. Francis Whitwell and John Hillyard, justices, to captain Antony Brockholls, asking protection against Lord Baltimore who threatens to reduce Delaware.

4 21 140
November 19 1681 Proceedings in the prosecution of John Moll and Abraham Man at New Castle

Proceedings, affidavits, &c., in the prosecution of John Moll and Abraham Man at New Castle.

4 21 141
November 19 1681 Letter from the magistrates to capt. Anthony Brockholls

Letter. Magistrates to capt. Anthony Brockholls, on the above matter.

4 21 142
November 19 1681 Letter from Ephraim Herman to capt. Brockholls

Letter. Eph. Herman to capt. Brockholls, about quit-rents; the arrest of Abm. Man; expected arrival of Wm. Penn, &c.

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December 27 1681 Letter from Ephraim Herman to capt. Brockholes

Letter. Ephraim Herman to capt. Brockholes; arrival of gov. Markham and immigrants for Pennsylvania; application to lay out the 12 miles above New Castle as mentioned in Penn's patent, &c.; report that Delaware is granted to Penn.

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January 20 1681 Summons in the case of John Glover vs. Samuel Stiles

Summons in the case of John Glover agst. Samuel Stiles; plea trespass and ejectment.

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January 1681 Petition of Cornelis Verhoof for leave to survey land for himself

Petition of Cornelis Verhoof, of Deale, for leave to survey land for himself.

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May 19 1680 Fee bill of Johannes Kip, attorney of Cornelis Steenwyck

Fee bill of Johannes Kip, att'y of Cornelis Steenwyck, administrator of the estate of John Shackerly, deceased.

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May 1682 Account of John Shackerly, deceased, while he was in partnership with Reynier the baker

Account of John Shackerly, deceased, while he was in partnership with Reynier the baker.

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August 25 1680 Letter from Thomas Wollaston to John Briggs

Letter. Thos. Wollaston to John Briggs of West Jersey, relative to a debt against him.

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August 27 1680 Affidavit of John Ogle concerning a debt against Thomas Wollaston

Affidavit of John Ogle in relation to the above matter.

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August 1680 Schedule of property belonging to John Shackerly delivered by John Briggs

Schedule of property belonging to John Shackerly delivered by John Briggs.

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