Nice Find! Appoquinimink Hundred Freeholder List of 1774

While on a recent research trip to Delaware, I stumbled across an interesting resource I’d not seen mentioned elsewhere, and thought I would feature it here in the event a future researcher is searching for a name that this list contains. I’d like to post a complete citation to this document, but unfortunately, all of the information needed was written on the little call slip that I lost somewhere between DE and OH. I’ve emailed the library for information to properly cite this and will update this post when I get it, but in the meantime: The document is a list of freeholders in New Castle County, DE for the year 1774. I found this at the Delaware Historical Society’s Research Library. It is part of a George Read manuscript collection, although I will have to wait for the information as to exactly which folder it is from. I will eventually transcribe the whole list, but for now I am posting only Appoquinimink Hundred (click to see a pdf of these entries). Keep in mind: These are only freeholders, not a complete listing of the Hundred. Happy Hunting!

“An Alphabetical List or Book of Freeholders of the Respective Hundreds in the County of New Castle upon Delaware for the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy four.

In Appoquinimink  Hundred  [pp. 29-32]

William Allfree

Lewis Allfree

John Allfree

Joseph Allfree

Joseph Alexander

Arthur Alston

Duncan Beard

John Barber

Edmund Brown

John Burgin

Samuel Best

Jonathan Biggs

Thomas Brown

Augustine Biddle

Richard Cantwell, Esq.

Benjamin Couch

Jacob Caulk

Charles Carson

William Clark

John Crawford

Daniel Corbit  – dead

Daniel Corbit Jun.

Israel Corbit

Thomas Collins

Martin Cready

Garrett Cruzan

Joseph Dickinson

John Deakyne

Joseph Deakyne

Jacob Deakyne

Alexander Elliot

Abraham Fields

David Griffin

Joseph Harriss

Garret Hart

Joseph Holliday

Richard Hollett

Marinas Haughey

William Heally

Abraham Harmon

John Hackell

James Hyatt

Jehu John

Benjamin John

Thomas Jones

John Jetton

John King

Jacob King

Jehu Lewis

William Liston

Thomas Liston

Abraham Liston

John Lockerman

Andrew Lockhart

James Lattomus

John McMurphy

James Murphy

John Martin

Moses Marshall

Jacob McCoombs

Leonard McKee

John Marteen

James Martin

William Martin

Arthur Moore

James Moore

Peter Moore

Benjamin Noxon, Esq.

Arnold Naudain

Cornelius Naudain

Elias Naudain

Richard Nash

Michael Offley

Henry Pickard –dead

Henry Pickard Jun

William Pennington

Thomas Rothwell

Abraham Rothwell

Charles Robinson

John Richardson

John Redman

John Rye

James Shaw

John Shaw

John Scott

Richard See

James Skees

Abraham Staats

Ephraim Staats

Jacob Staats

Andrew Steelman

Robert Standley

Isaac Stedham

John Taylor

John Turner

Abraham Traux

John Townsend

Jacob Vanhorn

Jacbob Vandyke

William Williams, Esq.

Derrick Williams

Abraham Wyncoop

Abraham Williams

John Weldon – dead

Joseph Weldon

Abraham Weldon

George Ward

John Ward

George Wright

John Wabraven

William Walton”

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