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

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John Walter, yeoman, of Christiana 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.

Historical information derived from the collection.

This 1831 land indenture is between John Walter, yeoman, of Christiana 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.

  1. Shelved in SPEC Vault MSS 098 oversize (28 inch)

Gift of William Woodward, July 2008.

Processed and encoded by Keith Minsinger, September 2008. Further encoded by George Apodaca, March 2015.

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University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2008 September 26
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Land indenture between John Walter of Christiana Hundred, Delaware, and Joel Swaine of East Marlborough, Pennsylvania, 1831 June 11.
Folder F0174

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