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Walter, John.

Land indenture between John Walter of Christiania Hundred, Delaware, and Joel Swaine of East Marlborough, Pennsylvania

1831 June 11


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 098, F174


Creator: Walter, John.


Title: Land indenture between John Walter of Christiania Hundred, Delaware, and Joel Swaine of East Marlborough, Pennsylvania


Inclusive Dates: 1831 June 11


Extent: 1 item (1 p.) ; 58 x 46 cm.


Abstract: A land indenture between John Walter of Christiania Hundred, Delaware, and Joel Swaine of East Marlborough, Pennsylvania, from 1831.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 098, F174, Land indenture between John Walter of Christiania Hundred, Delaware, and Joel Swaine of East Marlborough, Pennsylvania, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC Vault MSS 098 oversize (28 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

Gift of William Woodward, July 2008.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Keith Minsinger, September 2008.


The collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

John Walter, yeoman, of Christiania Hundred, Delaware, and Joel Swaine of East Marlborough Township, Pennsylvania, are the two individuals, grantor and grantee, who signed this 1831 land indenture for property partly in Delaware and partly in Pennsylvania.

Sources:

Historical information derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

This 1831 land indenture is between John Walter, yeoman, of Christiania Hundred, Delaware, and Joel Swaine of East Marlborough Township, Pennsylvania. The deed is for approximately 60 acres, and Swaine paid 500 dollars for it. The deed states that the land was given to Walter after the death of Charles Swaddell of Pennsbury. The land falls on both sides of the state line--some in Christiana Hundred, and some in Pennsbury Township.

The indenture lists several of the previous owners, such as James Delaplain and Charles Swaddell; it also bears a later tax receipt and signatures from later transactions on the verso of the document. The land indenture was signed in the presence of Benjamin Swayne and Joseph G. Rowlands in the Supreme Court for the State of Delaware; and it was recorded in Book Q, volume 4, page 95, by Matthew Kean in the Office for Recording Deeds, in New Castle.

The indenture is handwritten on parchment, with paper and wax seals, housed in a double-glass-sided frame as received from the donor.


Personal Names
Delaplain, James.
Swaddell, Charles.
Swaine, Joel.
Rowlands, Joseph G.
Topical Terms
Real property--Delaware--New Castle County--History--19th century--Sources.
Real property--Pennsylvania--Chester County--History--19th century--Sources.
Geographic Names
Newark (Del.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Pennsbury (Pa. : Township)--History--19th Century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Deeds.
Indentures.

Related Materials in this Repository

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


Detailed Contents List

Land indenture between John Walter of Christiania Hundred, Delaware, and Joel Swaine of East Marlborough, Pennsylvania, 1831 June 11   [F174]