William Durham
See Family History
Kent Co.
Reg. of Wills, Book N, pg. 179-180
27 July,1797

Be it remembered that on the twenty seventh day of July Anno Domini Seventeen hundred and Ninety seven, Letters of Administration on the Estate of William Durham were in due form of Law granted unto Mary Durham who being sworn gave bond with Joseph (unclear) surity in the sum of Five hundred pounds lawful money of the State of Delaware as by the Bond filed may at large appear.

Mary (her mark) Durham
Joseph Farrow


Administration Account- William Durham- dec'd- April 8th, 1803
To the Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Admin. in and for the County of Kent in the State of Delaware, Mary Derham Admnt. of all and Singular the Goods and Chattels Rights & Credits which will of William Derham Dec'd wishes to render and pass the following accounts of her Amin. of said dec'd Estate.

To Funeral Expences.........................................1..17..6
To Robert Carneys account...................................0..11..9
To Charles Moores.....do....................................1..17..6
To John Huse ..........do....................................1..15..6
To Abm. Ridgeleys......do...................................1..10..9
To Benjamin Wells Note Do. Int..............................4..4..42
To John Conselar ........do..................................7..19..3
To Robert Hollady.......do..................................42..8..0
To John Maddocks.......do....................................4..9..4
To Isaiah Derham .......do....................................8..5..6
To John Siscou ........do.....................................0..12..100
To Glasgoue Thomas.....do....................................0..15..6
To Jesse Dean..Coffin.....do..................................3..3..0
To Thomas Huse ......do.......................................1..10..6
To Andrew Naudains....do.....................................4..13..7
To Benjamin Wells Colln.............do.......................0..6..9
To John Sanders .....do.......................................0..11..9
To Elijah Conselars ......do..................................1..4...3
To Thomas Carneys ..........do................................0..11..9
To Joseph Farrow Note & Int.................................11..3...4
To Cash paid for Ketters of Adm.............................0..16..3
To Commissions on L137..9..9 @ 10 pt.......................13..14..11
To Reg. fees.................................................0..17..6
(subtotal).................................................115..1..5
To Bal. Unappropriated......................................12..8..4

By Amount of Inventory.....................................129..12..3
By Cash of John Sisco........................................3..15..0
By do. Stephen Sparksman .....................................4...2..6
(total)....................................................137...9..9

Examined, Adjusted, Proved & Settled the 8th April, 1803
(signed) Isaac Davis Reg.


Inventory of William Durham, dec. - April 8th 1803
The apresment (?) of William Derram

To Coath(?)................................................3...0..0
To two beds...............................................12...0..0
To Chester Drose(?)........................................0..15..0
To Chester Drose (?).......................................1..10..0
To fore Cheres.............................................0..10..0
To Sundries................................................1..17..6
To one grate wheel.........................................0...7..6
To Sundries................................................0..14..0
To Sundres Crocley ware....................................0..17..0
To table...................................................0...2..6
To Sundres.................................................1..15..0
To Sundres.................................................0...3..9
To one Cart ...............................................2...0..0
To Sundres.................................................0...7..6
To one harrow..............................................0..10..0
To Sundres.................................................1...2..6
To one fan.................................................1...2..6
To one bought (?) sundres..................................0..17..6
To one hors................................................22.10..0
To one hors................................................15..0..0
To two Shops of (unclear)...................................1..2..6
To one yoke of stere.......................................10..0..0
To three head of Cattel....................................10..0..0
To Eigh Shots...............................................4..7..6
To one Sow and eigh piggs...................................1..5..0
To fore head of Sheep.......................................3..0..0
To fore head of Cows.......................................20..0..0
To three head of (unclear)..................................3..15..0
(unclear)
(total)....................................................120..12..3
the above amt. for in the first acct.
(balance unclear)


Distributive Account -William Durham- dec'd- April 8th, 1803
To Isaac Davis Reg. Mary Durham Administratrix of William Durham dec'd Presents the following account distributive of said dec'd and prays its Adjustment.

To Reg. fees................................................0..9..0
To widow third part........................................3..19..9 1/4
To Neat Bal. for distribution...............................7.19..6 3/4
(total)....................................................12..8..4
By the balance of personal estate as account passed this day..12..8..4

Benjamin Durham.......By your Share of Bal.................3..19..9 1/4
Ibba Durham...........By your Share of Bal.................3..19..9 1/4

Examined, Adjusted & Settled this 8th April, 1803
(signed)
Isaac David, Reg.


Add'l Admin. Acct. William Derram, the 6 May, 1805
To Thomas Comerford Reg. Mary Derham Administratrix of William Derham, Dec'd presents the following Additional Account of her Administration on the Estate of said Deceased and prays it may be allowed and passed

To the Registers fee........................................0..9..9
To Commissions to the Administratrix........................3..5..0
(subtotal)..................................................3..14..0
Balance in the Hands of the Administratrix.................39..7..10 3/4
(total)....................................................43..1..10 3/4

By a Bal. in the hands of the Admin. as per
Acc't passed the 8th April, 1803............................12..8..4
By Interest on this sum from the 20th July 1798
up to the 6th May, 1803.....................................4..18..6 3/4
By 70 Bushels of Corn at 2/6................................8..15..0
By 12 Bushels of Wheat at 11/ pr, Bushel....................6..12..10
By 8 Bushels of Rye pr.do. 6/...............................2...8..0
The wheat Corn and rye was entered on the Inventory
and not priced at the time of the former Acc't was passed.
By Interest on the three last Items from 20th July, 1798
up to the 6th May, 1805.....................................8...0..0
(total)....................................................43..1..10 3/4


Distributive Acct. William Derram , 24th September, 1805
To Thomas Comerford Reg. Mary Derram the Widow and Administratrix of William Derram Deceased Presents the following Account Administration Distributive on the Estate of said Deceased and prays its Adjustments

To the Registers fees........................................0..9..0
To the widows thirds of the Deceaseds Estate................ 8..7.1 1/2
To the Neat Bal. for Distribution between the Children......16..14..3
(Total).....................................................24..10.4 1/2

Elizabeth Dean .....By your share of your Father's Estate....2..1..9 1/4
(Oct. 30, 1805) The Exec. paid Jesse Dean in full as per receipt)
Sarah Derram ....By your share of your Father's Estate......2..1..9 1/4
(Jan. 2, 1806 John Derram husband of said Sarah gives his share to the Admt. as (unclear)...)
Mary Hughs.....By your share of your Father's Estate....... 2..1..9 1/4
(To my Part of my Father's Estate I give to my brother B. Derram)
Deborough Cott.....By your share of your Father's Estate....2..1..9 1/4
(To cash in full as per receipt)
Susannah Hansor...By your share in your Father's Estate.....2..1..9 1/4
(to cash paid as per. receipt)
William Derram...By your share of your Father's Estate......2..1..9 1/4
(to Cash paid John Cott as per receipt )
Benjamin Derram....By your share of your Father's Estate.....2..1..9 1/4
Isabella Derram...By your share of your Father's Estate......2..1..9 1/4

Examined, Adjusted, Proved & Settled this 24 September, 1805
(signed)
Thos. Comerford, Reg.