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Glasford, Hugh.

Land indenture between Hugh and Ann Glasford and Robert Ferguson for property in the White Clay Creek Hundred

1780 February 21


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 098, F173


Creator: Glasford, Hugh.


Title: Land indenture between Hugh and Ann Glasford and Robert Ferguson for property in the White Clay Creek Hundred


Inclusive Dates: 1780 February 21


Extent: 1 items (2 p.) ; 40 x 33 cm.


Abstract: Eighteenth-century land indenture between Hugh and Ann Glasford and Robert Ferguson for property in the White Clay Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 098, F173, Land indenture between Hugh and Ann Glasford and Robert Ferguson for property in the White Clay Creek Hundred, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 098 oversize (20 inch)

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Unknown.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Keith Minsinger, September 2008.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

The three eighteenth-century individuals who are the primary parties of this indenture are Hugh Glasford, an inn-keeper from Newark, Delaware, his wife, Ann Glasford, and Robert Ferguson, a yeoman, also from Newark.

Sources:

Biographical information derived from the document.


Scope and Content Note

This document is a land indenture between Hugh Glasford, an inn-keeper from Newark, Delaware, and his wife Ann, and Robert Ferguson, a yeoman, also from Newark. It is for 223 acres in the White Clay Creek Hundred, dated February 21, 1780. Ferguson paid 5,680 pounds and 15 shillings for the land. The indenture was acknowledged in the Court of Common Pleas in New Castle.

The indenture traces the owners of the land back to the original patent under the seal of the province of Pennsylvania to John Guest, a prominent jurist of Philadelphia, in 1702. It also traces the boundaries of the property and gives the location of the other deeds referred to in the document.

The deed is handwritten on paper, tied with ribbon and stamped with two paper and wax seals. The document is in fragile condition.


Personal Names
Ferguson, Robert.
Guest, John.
Miles, Edward.
Topical Terms
Real property--Delaware--New Castle County--History--18th century--Sources.
Geographic Names
Newark (Del.)--History--18th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Deeds.
Indentures.
Personal Contributors
Glasford, Ann.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 098 Delaware Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts Collection.


Detailed Contents List

Land indenture between Hugh and Ann Glasford and Robert Ferguson for property in the White Clay Creek Hundred, 1780 February 21   [F173]