Orphans Court Records

Kent Co. Delaware Orphans Court Records

Petition for Guardian to be appointed for Esther, Elijah, Hannah, Harrieta & Jeremiah Conselor, minors of Jeremiah Conselor decd.

14 August 1811, Elizabeth Conselor is appointed Guardian of her children:

Elijah Conselor the chosen Trusty
Take Bond cash in 1000 Dlls
Recorded G Folio 113.

To the Honorable the Chancellor of the State of Delaware, now sitting at Dover, in and for the County of Kent, as Judge of the Orphans' Court, this fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

THE PETITION OF Elizabeth Conselor widow and Relict of Jeremiah Conselor late of Little Creek Hundred in the County aforesaid Humbly sheweth, that the said Jeremiah Conselor was seized in his demesne as of fee of and in a certain plantation, tract or parcel of land, containing about one hundred and eighty acres, with the appurtenances, situate in the hundred and county aforesaid, adjoining land of Joseph Farrow the heirs of Risdon Bishop and others, which is subject to the widows dower therein, the whole of which will yield an annual Rent of about one hundred & twenty dollars per year that being so thereof seized died, intestate leaving a widow and five children namely Esther Conselor, Elijah Conselor, Hannah Conselor, Harrieta Conselor and Jeremiah Conselor who are all under the age of Fourteen years and hath no guardians, and as to personal Estate it is yet ascertained, but suppose it not be to any great amount He therefore prays your Honor to appoint her Guardian to said Minors agreeably to the directions of the act of Assembly in such case made and provided

And your petitioner will pray, &c.
Elizabeth (her mark) Conselor

Petition filed in 1864 by Joel Durham

(thanks to John Carter for supplying this transcription. some discrepencies)

To the Honorable the Orphans Court of the state of Delaware in and for Kent County. The petition of Joel Durham of Dover Hundred county and state aforesaid Respectfully represents that his grandfather Jeremiah Concealler late of Little Creek Hundred Kent County and state aforesaid departed this life intestate on or about the year AD 1824 seized in his demense as (offer?) real estate to wit a farm or tract of land situated in Little Creek Hundred Kent County and State of Delaware, lying on the north side of the public road leading from Keith's X Roads to the Town of Leipsic and binding on old Duck Creek, and bounded by the lands of George Boyer and containing about (36?) acres of land be the same more or less, leaving to survive him a widow Elizabeth Concealler and three children viz: Hester, Elijah and Hannah Concealler, that since the death of the said Jeremiah Concealler his said widow Elizabeth departed this life. That the said daughter Hester Concealler intermarried with Elisha Durham and died intestate leaving to survive her, her said husband who has since departed this life and her children viz:Joel Durham, Isaac Durham, Elijah Durham, Elisha Durham, John Durham, Elizabeth Durham, now the wife of Bayman Williams, Mary Durham, now the wife of George Clark, David Durham, Hester Durham now the wife of David Driggers and an infant child that died without being named. That Elijah Durham died leaving to survive him four children viz:Isaiah, Elijah, Mary and Catherine Durham who are all living and minors. That Elijah Concealler has since died intestate leaving to survive him a widow who has since died and two children viz: Jeremiah and Elijah Concealler who are now living and minors. That said Hannah daughter of the said Jeremiah Concealler intermarried with and is now the wife of Perry Cork.

(Document goes on to say that if the land in question were divided into 27 equal parts, it should be distributed as follows: