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Re: Gene Swann's books
Posted by: Juliet Wills (ID *****9211) Date: November 14, 2009 at 07:36:04
In Reply to: Re: Gene Swann's books by Verna Stone of 2302


FW: Robert & Phillis Box, New Castle Co., DEž
From: Julie Wills (
Sent: Tue 10/27/09 1:17 PM
To: Verna Stone (

Verna, the New Castle Deleware records below were typed from Carol Garrett's book below, one detailing Robert Box signed his name

Subject: Robert & Phillis Box, New Castle Co., DE
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:20:14 -0400

Previous email of Verna: attachment of page 4-5, Laurens County,SC, Court Minutes 1786-1789. Court of 16 March 1786.
court minutes p.61, Phillis Box plt. vs David Alexander Deft. Trespass. This day came the Deft by Jacob Brown and James Yancey his Attorneys and the Plf Tho Solemnly Calld Came not nor is her Suit further Prosecuted. Therefore on Motion of the Deft. by his Attorneys aforesaid it is Considered by the Court, that the Deft recover against the said Plt five shillings Damages besides his Costs by him in this Behalf Expended according to an act of Assembly in that Case made and Provided. Clerks fees 8sh 5p; Sheriffs Fees 4sh 8p;
Attorney's fees 1lb 1sh 9p total: 1lb 14sh 11p THANKS, VERNA!


Garrett, Carol J. New Castle County Deleware Land Records 1728-1738.
Lewes,DE: Delmarva Roots, 2001.

Liber I1:54. Deed. 22 May 1728. Francis Bradley of Miln Creek Hun. in Co. of New Castle,
yeoman, and Rebecca his wife, for the sum of 85 pounds, sold unto Robert Boe [sic]
of same place, blacksmith, a parcel of land, half of 200 acres. It bounds the lands of
Thos. Bracken, John Read, William Emmit and John Bracken, and contains 114 acres with improvements. This is part of the land that Joshua Morgan, late of NE in Province of Maryland, cordwainer, did grant and convery unto afsd Francis Bradley on 17 Feb 1706. It was called Amliston, situate in afsd Co. on the north side of White Clay Creek back in the woods, and contained 200 acres. Signed: Francis Bradley, Rebecka [sic] Bradley (mark).
Wit: Even Rice, Joseph Hadly, Robt. Robertson. Ack: 2 June 1729. (I1-62)
(Garrett, pp.13-14)

LiberI1:60. Deed. 21 May 1729. William McMechen of Miln Creek Hun. in Co. of New Castle,
Yeoman, and Jennet his wife, for the sum of 80 pounds, sold unto William Emmitt of same place, yeoman, a parcel of land containing 115 acres, situate in sd Hund. and Co. It bounds the lands of Robert Boe [sic], William Bracken, sd Emmitt and Josiah Ramage. This is part of a larger tract that William Aubrey, late of City of London in Kingdom of Great Brittain, merchant, and Letitia his wife, by their attorneys James Logan, late of Co. of Phila., gent., by an indenture dated 2 June 1702 did grant unto afsd William McMechen containing 961-3/4 acres in three parcels. Signed: William McMechen (mark), Jannet [sic] McMechen.
Wit: James McMechen, L. Gonne. Ack: 6 June 1729. (I1-75)
(Garrett, pp. 16-17)

Liber I1-63. Deed. 21 May 1729. Francis Bradley of Miln Creek Hun. in Co. of New Castle,
yeoman, and Rebeca his wife, for the sum of 103 pounds, sold unto John Read of sd Hun. and Co., merchant, a parcel of land, half of 200 acres herein described. It bounds the land of Thomas Bracken, John Champion, Josiah Ramage and Robert Boe [sic] and contains 114 acres. This is whereas Joshua Morgan, late of NE of Province of Maryland, cordwainer,
did by Deed dated 17 Feb 1706, convey unto afsd Bradley a parcel of land called Amliston, situate in sd Co. on the north side of White Clay Creek back in the woods, containing 200 acres. Signed: Daneil [sic] Bradley, Rebecca Bradley (mark). Wit: Robt. Ertson, Jo. Hadley,
Evan Rice. Ack: 21 May 1729. (I1-81)
(Garrett, p. 16)

Liber I-1:121. Deed. 13 Sept 1729. Robert Box of Miln Creek Hun. in Co. of New Castle, blacksmith, and Phillis his wife, for the sum of 85 pounds sold unto John Champion and
Archibald McDonald, both of sd Co., farmers, one messuage or tract of land situate in sd Hun. and Co., containing 114 acres 30 perches. It begins on the north side of Thomas Brackin's land, being also a corner of John Reed's land, and runs to land of Joseph Ramage and land of William Emmit. Signed: Robert Box, Phillis Box (mark). Wit: John Read,
James Jordan (mark). Ack: Feb 1729. (I1-169)
(Garrett, p. 31)

LiberI1:198. Judgement. 21 May 1730. William Read, Sheriff of Co. of New Castle send Greetings. Whereas Robert Box, late of Miln Creek Hun. in sd Co., blacksmith, was seized of a tract of land in sd place containing 114 acres 30 perches and premises by Deed, and sd Box did grant same unto Joseph England and John Richardson, gent., surviving trustees of the Gen. Loan Office by mortgage dated 4 June 1729. Sd England & Richardson were
before the Justices to collect 25 pounds for sd mortgage due 10 April this year, as well 50 pounds 10 shillings. Sheriff commanded to seize property & at Publick Vendue did sell sd land & premises to Josiah Ramage of Miln Creek as the highest bidder for the sum of 80 pounds 15 shillings. It bounds the land of Thomas Bracking, also a corner of the late John Read, other land of sd Ramage, land late of William Emmit and land late of Thomas Brackin. Signed: Wm Read Sheriff. Wit: David French, John Gooding. Ack: May Tern 1730. (I1-280)
(Garrett, p. 50)

JW: Although Robert and Phillis Box had sold there land 13 Sept 1729, it appears by court action by the mortgage holders he had not paid the mortgage due 10 April 1730, so land was seized and sold at public auction. That explains the record noted in my previous email of "Robert Box of New Castle,DE" where Josiah Ramage had bought the land at public auction. My question in that email was whether Robert Box perhaps had died, where the court would sell land at public auction to pay off debts was answered due to the Judgement NOT referring to Box as having died.

Also in the following books Robert Box (nor ANY Box) was not listed as having died in Delaware: (1) Colonial Delaware Wills and Estates to 1800: An Index by Donald O. Virdin. Published by Heritage Books. (2) A Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County 1682-1800 by the Historical Research Committee of the Colonial Dames of Delaware.

Juliet Wills

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