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Elliot family.

Elliot-McKee family deeds

1753–1900

(bulk dates 1816–1858)


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 584


Creator: Elliot family.


Title: Elliot-McKee family deeds


Inclusive Dates: 1753–1900


Bulk Dates: 1816–1858


Extent: 43 items


Abstract: This collection of eighteenth and nineteenth-century deeds, mortgages, and bonds relate to the McKee and Elliot families of New Castle County, Delaware.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 584, Elliot-McKee family deeds, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 1: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches)

F1–F3: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases

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, 1976.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Keith Minsinger, September 2008.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Historical Note

The eighteenth and nineteenth-century papers included here are from both the McKee and Elliot families of New Castle County, Delaware. They include Andrew McKee and William McKee and their offspring, who were all farmers in the vicinity of Wilmington, Delaware. The Elliot family, also farmers from the same area as the McKee family, served often in local government positions. Family members include John Elliot, Cloud Elliot, and Cloud Elliot's children and grandchildren. The major figure in these deeds and papers is Cloud Elliot. His sons Isaac C. Elliot and John C. Elliot appear also in this collection. Various other names appear as well, many of whom may have had relations with the Elliot family, such as George Scott and James Broome.

Sources:

Conrad, Henry C. History of the state of Delaware, by Henry C. Conrad, from the earliest settlements to the year 1907. Wilmington, Del. : The author, 1908.

Additional biographical information derived from collection.


Scope and Content Note

The McKee-Elliot family deeds comprise the land indentures, deeds, mortgages, and other papers of two nineteenth-century families of New Castle County, Delaware. Dating from the late eighteenth through early twentieth centuries, these forty-three documents are largely from the dealings of Cloud Elliot with the McKee family, and the dealings of his sons and grandsons with other business associates. Several of these names appear multiple times, such as George Scott, Ezekiel Bennet, George Armstrong, and the Broome brothers, James and Jacob. The documents are almost entirely deeds of parcels of land in the Brandywine Hundred between the McKee and Elliot families. The later mortgages were issued by corporations, including the Delaware Construction Company and the Christina Improvement Company. Some of these deeds are for marshland and others are for city lots within Wilmington, but most are for farmland within the Brandywine Hundred.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Armstrong, George.
Bennett, Ezekiel.
Broome, Jacob.
Broome, James.
Elliot, Benjamin.
Elliot, Cloud.
Elliot, Eliza.
Elliot, Isaac C.
Elliot, Isaac S, Jr.
Elliot, John C.
Elliot, William.
McKee, Andrew.
Mckee, Francis.
McKee, George.
McKee, Hugh.
McKee, James.
McKee, Robert.
Scott, George.
Corporate Names
Christina River Improvement Company.
Delaware Construction Company.
Topical Terms
Real property--New Castle County (Del.)--History--18th century--Sources.
Real property--New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Real property--New Castle County (Del.)--History--20th century--Sources.
Geographic Names
Wilmington (Del.)--Sources.
New Castle County (Del.)--Sources.
Brandywine Hundred (Del.)--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Deeds.
Indentures.
Mortgages.
Mortgage deeds.

Individual documents arranged in chronological order.


Detailed Contents List

Land indenture between William Epsom and John Elliot , 1753 August 29   [F1] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Andrew McKee and Jonathan Hulings , 1765 June   [Box 1 F4] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between John Long and James Broome , 1769 August 12   [F1] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Robert Little and Jacob Broome , 1781 June 21   [Box 1 F4] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between John Stockton and Thomas Beeson , 1789 May 30   [F1] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between William Elliot and William Mark , 1790 October 18    [F1] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between George McKee and Cloud Elliot , 1815 November 15   [F2] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Cloud Elliot and J. Elliot & E. Beeson , 1816 April 15   [F2] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Cloud Elliot and Francis Hughy , 1816 April 9   [Box 1 F4] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Hugh McKee and Cloud Elliot , 1816 May 15   [F2] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Rachel & Francis McKee and Cloud Elliot , 1816 May 2   [F2] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Benjamin Elliot and Cloud Elliot , 1816 June 15   [F2] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Cloud Elliot and the McKee Family , 1816 November 9   [Box 1 F4] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Cloud Elliot and James McKee , 1817 March 25   [F3] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Cloud Elliot and Robert McKee , 1817 November 29   [Box 1 F4] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between William Elliot and Cloud Elliot , 1818 June 4   [Box 1 F5] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Andrew McKee and Cloud Elliot , 1822 August 24   [F3] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Ezekiel Bennett and Jacob B. Vandever , 1826 January 28   [F3] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

A sale of land for James McKee and Thomas McKee , 1825 December 29   [F3] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Ezekiel Bennett and Eliza Elliot , 1828 November 5   [Box 1 F5] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Eliza Elliot and Andrew McKee , 1833 April 2   [Box 1 F5] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Samuel McKee, et al. and George Scott , 1833 June 15   [Box 1 F5] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

A mortgage between Andrew McKee and George Scott , 1834 October 1   [Box 1 F5] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Alexander Moore and Edward Tatnall , 1836 January 6   [Box 1 F6] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Andrew McKee and James Cluff et al. , 1837 March 20   [Box 1 F6] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Isaac S. Elliot, Jr. and Eliza Elliot , 1840 August 28   [Box 1 F6] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Isaac S. Elliot, Jr. and William T. Talley , 1842 March 26   [Box 1 F6] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

In the Orphan Court of Delaware, for New Castle County. , 1851 February 13   [Box 1 F6] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between John . Elliot & George Armstrong and Isaac Elliot, Jr. , 1854 February 25   [F3] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Isaac S. Elliot, Jr. and Eliza Elliot , 1854 March 16   [Box 1 F7] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Bond between George Scott and George McKee , 1856 July 28   [Box 1 F7] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between George McKee and George Scott , 1856 July 28   [Box 1 F7] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Andrew McKee and George McKee , 1856 September 15   [Box 1 F7] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Release of bond between George McKee and Frances McKee , 1858 February 13   [Box 1 F7] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Letter between Grace and [Howard] , 1858 May 18   [Box 1 F8] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Folded thin paper document

Land indenture between Matthew Slater and Joshua Heald , 1858 June 2   [Box 1 F8] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Release of bond by Isaac S. Elliot, Jr. of Benjamin Elliot , 1858 January 13   [Box 1 F8] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between Isaac S. Elliot, Jr. and Benjamin Elliot , 1859 January 13   [Box 1 F8] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between William Bright and George S. McKee , 1864 January 13   [Box 1 F8] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Land indenture between George Mosely and Lewis Shelham & Franklin Shelham , 1875 October 1   [Box 1 F9] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Large parchment document

Mortgage; the Christiana River Improvement Co. and David Bankee & John B. Stradely , 1878 December 3   [Box 1 F9] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Small paper booklet

Deed between Isaac C. Elliot and Eliza and Holstein Harvey , 1894 November 30   [Box 1 F9] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Paper document

Mortgage; Delaware Construction Co. to Isaac C. Elliot , 1900 December 12   [Box 1 F9] (Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches))

Small paper booklet