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Subject:William Houston, New Castle, Delaware (c.1755 ?)
Post Date:December 12, 2004 at 04:13:30
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NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DE LAND RECORDS 1755-1762
Deed. 17 Nov 1755. Joseph GORBY of Brandywine Hundred in county of
Newcastle upon Delaware, and Mary his wife, sold unto William FORWOOD the Elder of same place, two tracts of land situate in sd place containing 200 acres and bounded by the lands of Jasper POLSON on Shilpot creek, William HOUSTON and John JACKS.
Whereas in 1699 100 acres of land was granted unto Adam SHARPLY and his son William SHARPLY did convey same unto Timothy STEDHAM in 1717, and sd STEDHAM did convey same unto Israel PETERSON in 1720, and sd PETERSON did convey same unto Hance PETERSON in 1722, who did convey same unto Erasmus STEDHAM also and sd 200 acres were sold by sd STEDHAM's children unto sd Joseph GORBY.
Signed: Joseph GORBY, Mary GORBY.
Wit: Joseph WEST, Joseph FOLWELL. Ack: Nov term 1755. Rec: 19 Feb 1756.

Deed. 17 Aug 1757. Joseph GORBY of Brandywine Hundred in county of Newcastle
upon Delaware and Mary his wife sold unto James HOUSTON Jr of sd Hundred & county, a tract of land situate in sd Hundred & county containing 60 acres, together with houses and improvements thereon.
This is part of a larger tract that Israel PETERSON was granted, containing 100 acres in 1689, and it was surveyed by George DAKEYNE. And whereas sd PETERSON in 1722 did convey the same to Hance PETERSON who did convey the same unto Erasmus STEDHAM. and whereas sd STEDHAM in his Last Will and Testament in 1732 granted unto his wife Mary to have whatever was left after his bills were paid. And whereas sd Mary has since intermarried with aforesaid Joseph GORBEY and whereas sd STEDHAM did leave two daughters to survive him (vis) Mary who has since intermarried with Jeremiah COLLET and Catherine who hath since intermarried with James ADAIR, and whereas they did receive a share of the land.
Signed: Joseph GORBEY, Mary GORBEY.
Wit: David ENOD, John CRAMPTON, Joseph FOLWELL.
Ack: Aug term 1757. Rec: 27 Oct 1761.

NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE
LAND RECORDS 1762-1765
Deed. 31 May 1762. Joseph GORBY of Brandywine Hundred in county of Newcastle upon Delaware, yeoman, and Mary his wife, sold unto
James HUSTON of the same place, yeoman, the remainder of a certain tract of land and plantation situate in sd Hundred and cnty. It is bounded on the SW by Shelpot creek, to the SE by land late of Nathaniel CARTMILL, to the NE and NW by vacant land. It contained 200 acres when seized by sd GORBY but he sold 60 acres of same unto James HUSTON previously, now he is granting the remainder.
Signed: Joseph GORBY, Mary GORBY.
Wit: William WEST, Elizabeth ALFORD, John STAPLER.
Ack: Aug term 1762. Rec: 7 Dec 1762.

Deed. 25 Sep 1762. John STAPLER of the Borough of Wilmington in county of
Newcastle upon Delaware, cooper and Rachel his wife, sold unto Joseph GORBEY of Brandywine Hundred in sd county, yeoman, one full equal and undivided moiety in a tract of land and plantation lying in sd Hundred and county. The whole tract bounded to the SW by Shelpot Creek, to the SE by land formerly of Nathaniel CARTMILL, to the NE and NW by vacant land, containing 200 acres. This land was purchased by sd STAPLER by virtue of a Deed dated 15 Sep 1758 from John McKINLY, Esq, late High Sheriff of sd county. Signed: John STAPLER, Rachel STAPLER.
Wit: James HUSTON, William WEST. Ack: Aug term 1762. Rec: 22 Aug 1763.

Deed. 14 May 1764. Joseph GORBY of Brandywine Hundred in county of
New Castle, yeoman, and Mary his wife, sold unto James HOUSTON of same place, yeoman, a tract of land and plantation containing 100 acres, situate in sd Hundred and cnty. It bounds the land of Justa POULSON (formerly of Nathaniel CARTMILL), William TALLY and sd HOUSTON.
Signed: Joseph GORBY, Mary GORBY.
Wit: Thomas McKIM, James LOAN, John STAPLEY.
Ack: Alexander HARVY Aug term 1764. Rec: 2 Oct 1764.