Duncan research files of
Lancaster Co. PA Deed (FHL film 21,384)
H-64: 3 Sept. 1762, Denns Connolly of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, and wife Elizabeth, to Robert Duncan of Borough of Lancaster, Lancaster Co. PA, for £195, land. (no description of land). Wit. William White, Robt. Magay.
Lancaster Co. PA Misc. Books, Orphans Court 1825-1828 (FHL film 21,376)
Pg.149: 6 April 1826, on petition of Jesse T. Duncan a minor late of Town of Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., now residing in town of Lancaster, that Irvine Wallace the brother in law of the petitioner was appointed by Orphans Court of Cumberland Co. as guardian of person and estate of petitioner, who was not yet 14, now petitioner prays the court to appoint his uncle Doctr. Alexander Stewart of Shippensburg as his guardian in the room of said Irvine Wallace who now resides in the Western Country. Petition read in court, guardian appointed as prayed for.
Luzerne Co. PA Deeds (SLC 7/26/2014)
8-101/102: 6 May 1802, Thomas Duncan of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, Esq., to Caleb Wright of Huntingdon Twp, Luzerne Co. PA, for $70 paid, sell one island on the NorthEast branch of Susquehana in Twp. or district of Huntingdon afsd a little above the mouth of Shickshenny Creek and opposite the plantation of said Caleb Wright containing 6 acres of land more or less, which said island was surveyed by virtue of a warrant dated 29 Nov. 1768 on 12 Dec. in the same year to the late proprietors of PA who by attorney Edmond Physick conveyed to said Thomas Duncan in fee, together with buildings, ... and appurtenances and ... all the interest of said Thomas Duncan to the same ... /s/ Thomas Duncan. Wit. Danl. Smith, Thomas Wright. Received the date of the indenture of the above Caleb Wright the sum of $70, /s/ Thos. Duncan. Wit. Thomas Wright. Ack. by Thomas Duncan 6 May 1802 before Jesse Bell?, Associate Judge of Court of Common Pleas, Luzerne Co. Recorded May 7, 1802. (FHL film 964,835)
8-137/138: 6 May 1802, Thomas Duncan of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, Esq., attorney at law, to Zebulon Lee of Nescopeck Twp, Luzerne Co., state afsd, for 100 pounds paid, sell one certain island on the North East branch of the Susquehanna River at the lower ends of the Narrows near the mouth of Hickshiny creek, being one of the number of islands called the "Bald Eagle Islands" containing 20 acres of land, more or less, which said island was surveyed 10 Dec. 1768 by virtue of a warrant dated 29 Nov. in the same year ... to the Hon. late proprietors of said PA who by their attorney Edmund Physick has since conveyed "(among other things)" to said Thomas Duncan in fee, together with improvements, ... and appurtenances (warrant title). /s/ Thos. Duncan. Wit. Danl. Smith, Josiah Wright. Receipt on above date from Zebulon Lee the sum of 100 pounds, /s/ Thos. Duncan. Ack. 6 May 1802 before Jesse Fell, one of judges of Court of Common Pleas. Recorded June 2, 1802. (FHL film 964,835)
14-460/464: 19 Dec. 1799, the Hon. John Penn of Stoke Pages? in Bucks Co. in Kingdom of Great Britain, Esq., one of the late proprietors of PA and of the three counties of New Castle, Kent and Sussex now the Delaware State, and the Hon. Richard Penn of Queen Ann St. West in Parish of St. Mary Le Bone in Middlesex Co. in Kingdom of Great Britain, afsd, Esq., brother of the late John Penn who was the other of the late proprietors of PA and of the three lower counties now State of Delaware, afsd, by Edmund Physick of Philadelphia Co., Esq., their attorney by letters of attorney 14 March 1796, recorded at Philadelphia in Letter of Attorney Book No.5 page 332 &c, to Thomas Duncan Esq. of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, counselor at law; that John Penn and Richard Penn by their said attorney for 315 pounds 10 shillings current money of PA to the said Edmund Physick ... by the said Thomas Duncan, have sold to said Thomas Duncan the following islands in the River Susquehanna in PA, one of them No.12 called "McKees Caw" lying one mile above W? (Mr?) Keeys containing 15-1/2 acres and allowance surveyed 19 Nov. 1760; another of them No.7 lying below Benjs ..?all's sight of them and near the west side of the river containing 21-1/2 acres surveyed 15 Nov. 1760; another of them No.6 lying a little way above No.5 in sight of it and is called Armstrong's, containing 25 acres and allowance surveyed 15 Nov. 1760; another of them lying opposite to land of John Chambers on W side of said River and land of Captain Thomas McKee on east, containing 11 acres and allowance surveyed 23 Oct. 1760 "(the four described islands were surveyed in pursuance of a warrant dated 13 Oct. 1760)"; another of them called "Sugar Island" opposite Blyth's containing 22-1/2 acres surveyed 9 Jan. 1769 per warrant 29 Nov. 1768; another of them situate opposite land of John Carson and Rudy Flair? on east side of said River containing 8 acres and allowance surveyed 22 Oct. 1760 per warrant 13 Oct. 1760; another of them No.2 on the conflux of said River and the Juniatta River containing 22 acres and allowance surveyed 10 and 11 Dec. 1764, returned 7 April 1768; another of them called No.2 lying opposite Island No.3 called "Baskins Island" containing 5-1/2 acres surveyed 13 Nov. 1760; the other of them situate opposite Coxborough, one of them containing 14 acres and the other 8-1/2 acres surveyed 8 Jan. 1769 per warrant 29 Nov. 1768; another of them lying a little above the end of Mackonoy Hill containing 53 acres surveyed on 9 Jan. 1769; also following islands in the North East branch of Susquehanna River in PA, two of them lying about 40 perches below the Sugar Island containing 11 acres and allowance surveyed 14 Dec. 1768; another of them lying about half a mile below the mouth of Fishing Creek containing 14 acres and allowance surveyed on 13 Dec. 1768; another of them lying 3 miles below the Falls of Wioming containing 4 acres and allowance surveyed 10 Dec. 1768; two other of them, one lying opposite Shicks? and containing 4 acres and allowance and the other lying a little above Shickskinning and containing 60 acres and allowance, surveyed 12 Nov. 1768; those other of them called the "Bald Eagle Islands" situate at the lower end of the narrows, one of them containing six acres and allowance, another 20 acres and the other 28 acres and allowance, surveyed 10 Dec. 1768; another of them situate 2 miles below the little falls containing 2-1/2 acres surveyed 15 Dec. 1768; and two other of them situate about 1-1/2 mile above Nescopial? containing 6 acres and allowance and 7-1/2 acres and allowance surveyed 11 Dec. 1768, the said last 11 described islands surveyed on a warrant dated 29 Nov. 1768; together with all ... appurtenances, and all the interest of said John Penn and Richard Penn respectively in law to the same; to the said Thomas Duncan forever, warrant title. /s/ John Penn, Richard Penn, by their attorney Edmund Physick. Wit. William Alexander, Fredk. Beates. Recd. the above date of Thomas Duncan the sum of 315 pounds 10 shillings, /s/ for the Honorable John Penn and Richard Penn Esqrs, Edmund Physick; wit. William Alexander, Fredk. Beates. Ack. (blank day and month) 1799 by Edmund Physick in the name of his constituants John Penn and Richard Penn before (blank), one of associate judges of Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland Co. William Alexander, Esq., one of the subscribing witnesses, says he was present at the execution of said indenture and saw Edmund Physick Esq. sign the same, /s/ William Alexander, 21 Feb. 1800 before John Montgomery. Recorded Sept. 15, 1813. (FHL film 964,838)
16-310/312: 9 Sept. 1813, Thomas Duncan Esq. of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, and Martha his wife, to Nathan Beach of Salem Twp, Luzerne Co., state afsd, the proprietors on 19 Dec. 1799 granted to Thomas Duncan two islands in the Northeast branch of the River Susquehanna, one of them opposite Shickshinning and the other a little above Shickshinning in the new purchase, one of them containing 5 acres and allowance, the other six acres and allowance, NOW Thomas Duncan and Martha his wife for $40 paid, sell to Nathan Beach all that Island in the River Susquehanna situate opposite Shickshinning and contining 4 acres of land and allowance, it being one of the first above described islands granted and conveyed to Thomas Duncan, together with ... appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Thos. Duncan, Martha Duncan. Wit. Edward Jas. Stiles, Robt. E. Duncan. Recd. from Nathan Beach $40, /s/ Thos. Duncan. Ack. 9 Sept. 1813 by Thomas Duncan and Martha his wife before Eph? Steel, one of judges of Court of Common Pleas for Cumberland Co. Recorded Sept. 13, 1815. (FHL film 964,839)
17-446/447: 18 Dec. 1816, Thomas Duncan Esq. of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, and Martha his wife, to Conrad Line of Nescopeck? Twp, Luzerne Co. state afsd, for $83 paid, sell to said Conrad Line the Island in the NorthEast branch of Susquehanna River about 1 mile below the mouth of Shickshinny Creek in Luzerne Co. containing 60 acres, being one of the islands called the Bald Eagle Islands, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Thomas Duncan, Martha Duncan. Wit. Jno. D. Mahon, Mordecai McKinney Junr. Receipt the sum of $83 in full, /s/ Thos. Duncan. Ack. 18 Dec. 1816 before James Armstrong, one of the judges of Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland Co. Recorded Jan. 7, 1817. (FHL film 964,840)
Lycoming Co. PA Mortgage Book A, 1825-1840, 1853 (FHL film 1,023,980; SLC 6/17/2008)
A-89: 17 July 1828, Mary Louisa Duncan of Carlisle, PA, to John D. Ross of Northumberland Co. PA, owes him (tape) hundred dollars due 1 July 1831, satisfied, owes $200, mortgage messuage in undivided 1/6 part in Pine Oak Twp., Lycoming Co. PA now occupied by Leonard Pfoutz adj. West branch of Susquehannah, lands late of James McClure and Hugh White decd, and lands of George Crawford, Margaret Simmons, Rev. John H. Crier, and Robert Hamilton Esq., containing in the whole about 400 acres. Wit. A. Bellas Geortlartin. (FHL film 1,023,980) (MAD: Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA)
A-447: 7 May 1838, Jesse E. Duncan of Norfolk, VA, to Ellen Duncan of Carlisle, PA; Jesse E. owed Ellen $600, $300 due 15 May next, mortgage messuage and tract of land in Pine Creek Twp., Lycoming Co. PA, late the estate of Stephen Duncan decd, Jesse being one of heirs, adj. lands of Robert Hamilton, William Gallaher, George Myers, Margaret Simmons, George Crawford, McClure & White, and the West Branch of the River Susquehanna, containing 320 acres. Wit. Mary H. Duncan, Robert Snodgrass. (FHL film 1,023,980) (MAD: Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA)
Northumberland Co. PA Deeds
C-63: 1 March 1785, Robert Campble of Cumberland Co. PA to Stephen Duncan of same, deed poll, £20, my right etc. to certain improvement made by my brother William Campble between Lacommick and Frone? Creek. Wit. George Thompson. (FHL film 961,193)
C-81: 13 Dec. 1784, James Duncan of Cumberland Co. PA, deed poll; that James Duncan had applied to land office for 400 acres on the headwaters of Bald Eagle Creek, a warrant was issued for surveying the land; sell for 5 shillings specie to Lewis Lewis (sic) of same County. Wit. Isaac Connely, John McCormick. (FHL film 961,193)
C-132: (no day) June, 1785, Robert Campble to Stephen Duncan; Campble's brother William (no last name), late of Northumberland Co., died intestate owning 300 acres on N. side of W branch of Susquehana, adj. Love, Alexander Hamilton decd; sell for £25 to Stephen Duncan of town of Carlisle [Cumberland Co.]. Wit. William Dunn, Thomas Duncan. (FHL film 961,193)
E-223: 26 April 1791, John Duncan of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, merchant, and wife Sarah E., to Hugh Patton of same, for £600, the patent 30 March 1791 to "Big Meadows" on Aby's Creek in Northumberland Co. adj. Patrick Moor, Henery Read, for 748 acres, recorded at Philadelphia in Book 18, pg. 63, surveyed 13 July 1785. Wit. James Postlethwait, Saml. Laird. (FHL film 961,194)
K-315: 12 Dec. 1798, William Hewitt of Chillisquaque Twp, Northumberland Co., to Thomas Duncan of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co., for £2,226.8, several tracts; 2 patents recorded Book AA pg. 577 and 693 for 59 acres and 112 acres and land in Chilisquaque Twp, 100 acres. Wit. Jesse Funston, Jas. Duncan. (FHL film 961,196)
L-3: 4 May 1799, Edmund Physick of City of Philadelphia, Esq., on behalf of John Penn, appoint Messrs John R. Coats of City of Philadelphia and Robert Duncan of Borough of Carlisle [Cumberland Co.], attorneys, to lease land of Penn in Cos. of York, Franklin, Dauphin, Cumberland, Bedford, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Lycoming, Northumberland and Luzerne. (FHL film 961,197)
L-39: 3 Sept. 1799, Edmund Physick of City of Philadelphia, Esq., on behalf of John Penn, appoint Messrs. Robert Duncan and Samuel Duncan of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co., to lease land on Rivers Susquehanna and Juniata in Counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Northumberland and Mifflin and a piece of land on Pine Creek in Berks. Co. (FHL film 961,197)
L-466: 9 Aug. 1800, Thomas Duncan and wife Martha of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, to Casper Arnold of Northumberland Co., $600, 200 acres in Mahontongo Twp. on River Susquehanah. Wit. Alexr. Nesbet, John Creigh. (FHL film 961,197)
L-588: 25 Nov. 1801, Robert Duncan of Carlisle [Cumberland Co.], Esq., to Bernhard Everhard of Beaver Damp Twp, Northumberland Co., for £1,466.11, land in Beaver Dam Twp, 303 acres and 316 acres and 234-1/2 acres, total 854 acres. Wit. William Brown, James Duncan. (FHL film 961,197)
L-589: 25 Nov. 1801, Robert Duncan of Carlisle [Cumberland Co.] to Jacob Yeater of Derry Twp, Mifflin Co., PA, for £573.8, 325 acres in Beaver Dam Twp, Northumberland Co., patent to Thomas Duncan Esq. who sold to Robert Duncan. Wit. William Brown, Ja. Duncan. (FHL film 961,197)
L-726: 18 June 1794, Thomas Duncan and wife Martha of Carlisle [Cumberland Co.] to Robert Duncan Esq. of Mifflin Co., by above deed, convey 13 tracts. Wit. John Lyon, G. Huston. (FHL film 961,197)
M-440: 5 Aug. 1804, Thomas Duncan of Carlisle [Cumberland Co.] to Simon Herold of Northumberland Co., £130, Island #2, 15-1/2 acres in Susquehanna, grant, "McKees Cow Island." Wit. John Creigh. (FHL film 961,198)
N-102: 19 Aug. 1805, Thomas Duncan of Carlisle [Cumberland Co.] and wife Martha to Simon? Harold, £130, (blank acres) land on an Island in River Susquehanna. Wit. John Creigh. (FHL film 961,198)
Perry Co. PA Deeds (SLC 7/26/2014)
D-361/362: Article of Agreement 13 July 1831, between Stephen Duncan and John D. Mahan of Cumberland Co. PA of the one part and David N. Mahon of same county & state of the other part; that Stephen Duncan and John D. Mahon for $20,000 (two thousand six hundred and sixty six dollars and sixty six cents already received by them from the said David N. Mahan and do acquit him from all claims by reason thereof, and the balance of said twenty thousand dollars to be paid as hereinafter set forth), and they promise with the said David N. Mahan that they the said John and Stephen will convey to said David N. Mahan an undivided 1/3 part of "Duncanon forge" situate in Perry Co. and all the lands, privileges and hereditaments thereunto belonging; also an undivided 1/3 part of the farm in Perry Co. purchased by said Duncan and Mahan from Robert Clark with the mill and distillery thereon erected; also an undivided third part of the lands and furnace site purchased by the same from ---- Ickes; and an undivided third part of Chestnut Grove furnace in Adams Co. and the lands thereunto appertaining; as also of all the lands though not in this agreement specified which the said Duncan and Mahan now hold in the said counties of Perry and Adams or did hold on 27 June last, together with all appurtenances thereunto belonging or intended to be used or connected therewith; and also of all the stock implements, benefits, advantages, profits, debts, claims, demands owing to the same or in any wise connected with the carrying on and working of the said forge furnace mill distillery & so far as the said Duncan and Mahan are now or were interested on the said 27 June last as partners or owners therein by whatsoever name, description or title the same may be held or claimed, it being the intention of the parties hereto to vest in the said David N. Mahan an undivided third part of all the interest, real, personal and mixed of the said Stephen Duncan and John D. Mahan in the said real and personal estate and in the debts, claims and demands due and owing to the said Duncan and Mahan for or by reason of said forge, furnace, mill, distillery &c ... as if the said D.N. Mahan had been jointly concerned with them from the commencement of their interest ... said David is not to be liable for debts due from and by the said Duncan and Mahan for and on account of the real and personal estate afsd ... and the said David N. Mahan in consideration of the premises ... agrees that he will pay in addition to the said sum of $2,666.66 already paid, the further sum of $17,333.33, the balance of the $20,000 aforesaid according to the terms of the article of partnership this day entered into by the said Stephen Duncan, John D. Mahan and David N. Mahan, which as to the payment ... said David shall pay each and every year out of the whole amount of the net proceeds of his share of the property, to him by Duncan and Mahan according to this agreement until the same is paid, but the said David is not bound to pay for and on account of said balance due Duncan and Mahan in any one year a greater amount or any thing beyond the amount of the net proceeds of his share (more not copied here). /s/ Stephen Duncan, John D. Mahan, D.N. Mahan. Wit. George Croft, Jas. W. Patton. Ack. 30 July 1831 before George Croft, JP of Cumberland Co. Recorded 15 July 1831. (FHL film 22,019)
D-362/364: Articles of copartnership, Stephen Duncan, John D. Mahan, David N. Mahan. 30 July 1831, all of Cumberland Co. PA, equally interested in Duncannon forge in Perry Co. and in Chestnut Grove furnace in Adams Co. and in certain lands, stock implements, ore banks, rights, privileges and appurtenances belonging thereto ... have agreed to become copartners in the business of manufactoring iron at said forge and furnace and vending the same ... (much more not copied here) partnership to continue for five years. /s/ Stephen Duncan, John D. Mahan, D.N. Mahan. Wit. George Croft, Jos. W. Patton. Ack. before George Croft, Cumberland Co. JP, 13 July 1831. Recorded 15 July 1831. (FHL film 22,019)
E-72/73: 6 Sept. 1832, John D. Mahan of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, to Stephen Duncan, that John D. Mahan for $12,500 paid, sold to said Stephen Duncan all his title and interest in the undivided half of Duncannon Forge and the Merchant Grist Mill, Saw Mill and distilery in Wheatfield Twp., Perry Co., and all the lands appertaining thereunto, viz, the lands conveyed by Thomas and Martha Duncan to Stephen Duncan in Perry Co. by indenture 22 Feb. 1827, the land and mill property conveyed by Robert Clark to Stephen Duncan & John D. Mahon by deed 16 April 1829, the tract of mountain land conveyed to same by Andrew Mater by deed 27 April 1828, the tract of land in Wheatfield Twp, Perry Co. conveyed to same by John Blair by deed 31 March 1830 and also all his interest in the undivided half of a tract of land conveyed to Stephen Duncan and John D. Mahon by Jonas Ickes in Tyrone Twp, Perry Co., by deed 5 Sept. 1827, and all the interest of the said John D. Mahon in the personal affects and stock used, belonging or in any way connected with the iron works in Perry Co. of every description, and all his interest in any debt, claim, or demand now due or to accrue to the firm of Duncan & Mahon, together with all buildings, improvements, ... and appurtenances, of him the said John D. Mahon to the same, to Stephen Duncan, warrant title. /s/ John D. Mahon. Wit. Lewis Denig. Recd. on the above date from Stephen Duncan, $12,500, in full. /s/ John D. Mahon. Wit. Lewis Denig. Ack. 6 Sept. 1832 before Lewis Denig, JP for Franklin Co. PA. Recorded 15 Sept. 1832. (FHL film 22,020)
Philadelphia Co. PA Deeds (SLC 9/18/2012)
MR#9-67/70: 19 April 1816, Benjamin Stiles of borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, gentleman, and Catherine his wife, to Stephen Duncan of City of Philadelphia, gentleman, that Robert Walen and Richard Walen by deed 6 Aug. 1761 granted to Edward Stiles of Philadelphia, merchant, a messuage or tenement planatation and tract of upland and meadow in Oxford Twp. in Philadelphia Co., on the side of the road leading from Charles Willings planatation to Frankfort and at a corner of Robert Waters land, ... on Frankford or Taccony Creek, corner of said Charles Willings land, containing 113 acres and 20 perches, recorded Book H Vol.15 pg.7 &c, AND Edward Stiles has since died, by will 16 Sept. 1793 bequeathing sundry other estates to his son James Stiles, he gave his mansion house and 2 tracts of land in Philadelphia Co. to James Stiles for life, then to the children of his son James Stiles who might then be living, as tenants in common, AND James Stiles died before his father Edward Stiles leaving issue 3 children, namely Edward James Stiles, the said Benjamin Stiles (party hereto), and Margaret Love Stiles, by writ of partition from District Court of Philadelphia city and county, suit of Edward James Stiles against Benjamin Stiles and Stephen Duncan and wife Margaret (late the said Margaret Love Stiles) at Philadelphia 7 Sept. 1811, the sheriff delivered to Benjamin Stiles the said messuage, now called Port Royal Farm, in Oxford Twp, Philadelphia Co., for his full share, which return in 1812 and confirmed by the court 1 April same year; NOW Benjamin Stiles and wife Catherine for $30,000 paid by Stephen Duncan, sell to Stephen Duncan the Port Royal Farm ... containing 113 acres 1 rood and 22 perches, and at low water mark 121 acres 1 rood and 22 perches. /s/ Benjamin Stiles, Catherine C. Stiles. Wit. Edward Jas. Stiles, John Duncan. Recorded 26 April 1806. (FHL film 21,980)
AM#5-23/25: 6 March 1830, Edward J. Stiles of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, Esquire, and Ann his wife, Benjamin Stiles of same place Esq. and Catharine his wife, and Stephen Duncan of City of Philadelphia, Esq., to Edward Ingersole of said city, attorney at law, for $1,500 secured to be paid and $1 paid, sell lot of ground on east side of north Front Street and north side of Maiden Street in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia Co. containing 149 feet on Front Street by 100 feet, narrowing to a breadth of 146 feet at the eastern line, comprising those seven contiguous lots which were marked as Lots No.25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31, ... which the high sheriff by deed 8 Oct. 1790 recorded Book C pg.251 conveyed to Edward Stiles ancestor of Edward J. Stiles and Benjamin Stiles, which Edward Stiles died sometime in the month of Feb. 1804 intestate, descended to said Edward J. Stiles, Benjamin Stiles and Margaretta Stiles only grandchildren and heirs of said Edward Stiles decd, which Margaretta Stiles afterwards became wife of said Stephen Duncan, having had issue which issue she survived, whereby the lot became vested in said Edward J. Stiles, Benjamin Stiles and Stephen Duncan, ... together with appurtenances. /s/ Edward Jas. Stiles, Ann Stiles, Benjamin Stiles, Catharine Stiles, Stephen Duncan. Wit. John Reed, Joseph Hays as to the Stiles signatures, and Matthias Morris and David Fulberton as to Stephen Duncan. 6 March 1830, Edward J. Stiles and wife Ann and Benjamin Stiles and wife Catharine ack. before John Reed, President Judge of 9th Judicial District, for Cumberland, Adams and Perry Co. PA. 20 March 1830, Stephen Duncan ack. deed before C. Blythe, President Judge of 12th District, for Dauphin, Lebanon and Schuylkill Cos. PA. Recorded June 10, 1830. (FHL film 982,568)
AM#34-130/132: 1 Jan. 1833, Stephen Duncan Esq. lately of City of Philadelphia, to Benjamin Stiles of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, that Edward Stiles lately of city of Philadelphia now decd. had owned a parcel of land called the Green Hill Estate in the northern liberties in Philadelphia Co., upon whose death the estate became vested in his grandchildren Edward Stiles, Benjamin Stiles and Margaretta L. Stiles as tenants in common, said Margaretta L. Stiles was afterwards married to said Stephen Duncan and died having had issue whereby an estate for life became vested in said Stephen Duncan in said Green Hils Estate to the amount of 1/3 thereof with said Edward and Benjamin Stiles, NOW Stephen Duncan for $10,000 PA money paid sell to said Benjamin Stiles his interest in the Green Hill Estate in the northern Liberties of Philadelphia, bounded by the Ridge Road, Broad Street, lands of Gratz and Papper and others, together with appurtenances. /s/ Stephen Duncan. Wit. John Brooks. Ack. 14 Jan. 1833 before John Brooks, JP Dauphin Co. PA. Recorded Feb. 5, 1833. (FHL film 982,579)
Venango Co. PA Deeds (SLC 9/18/2012)
A-282/285: Ebenezer Campbell of Hopewell Twp, Cumberland Co. PA, yeoman, Dr. John Simpson and John Duncan administrators of estate of Francis Campbell late of Shippensburgh, decd, in said county, and John Calhoun of Chambersburgh, William Rippey in Franklin Co. PA, with Benjamin Reynolds, David Mahon Junior, and Thomas Jacobs, all of Cumberland Co. PA, guardians of estate and heirs of Francis Campbell afsd; WHEREAS Samuel McKnight, John McKnight, Francis Campbell and Ebenezer Campbell entered into an agreement with Paul ?ousle? and Ham Jane Heidekoper agents for Holland Co. for the purchase of sundry tracts of land in PA on waters of Allegheny River on the east side thereof, for which certain sum of money, part of the purchase money, was paid by said Samuel and John McKnight and Francis and Ebenezer Campbell, and another article of agreement was entered into between Samuel and John McKnight, Francis Campbell and Ebenezer Campbell with H.I. Heidekoper for the purchase of certain lands, on afsd waters, for which a certain portion of the purchase money was paid and a certain sum were yet to be paid, for which Samuel and John McKnight, Francis and Ebenezer Campbell were bound to said Paul Busti and H.J. Heidekoper, by sundry writings, Samuel and John McKnight assigned their claim to Ebenezer Campbell, and Ebenezer Campbell is entitled to 5/6 of the purchase and Francis Campbell to 1/6 part, and Francis and his wife both being dead, NOW Ebenezer Campbell for himself, Doctor John Simpson and John Duncan, administrators as afsd, John Calhoun, William Rippey, Benjamin Reynolds, David Mahon Junior, and Thomas Jacobs guardians of the heirs of said Francis Campbell, for the relinquishment of all moneys now due ... said lands to ... agents of Holland Company, 10 Sept. 1811. All signed. (quit copying) Recorded 13 July 1812. (FHL film 864,539)
D-28/29: 2 Dec. 1816, Wilham Ullrich?, Hendrick ?? ... commonly known by the name of the Holland Land Company, by Paul Busti of Blackley Retreat? in Philadelphia Co. PA Esq. their attorney in fact, to James Duncan of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, Esq., for $1,000 paid, sell tract of land in 6th District Commonly called Broadhead District, in Venango Co. PA, surveyed per warrant to Nathan? ??, Nicholas ??, Stophart? Christian (& more) dated 13 Dec. 1792, Being No.2780, but which is numbered by the Holland Land Company on their maps and books No.91, which tract has been pattented 2 Sept. 1802, Book 41? containing 1,000 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Willerick?, Henanck? Vollinham?, Rutter? Jan Schimmer..?, by their attorney Paul Buste. Wit. T.T. Kanter Kemp. A. de Frances. Ack. 2 Dec. 1816 before ?? Duker, Alderman of City of Philadelphia. Recorded 13 Oct. 1824. (FHL film 864,540)
D-410/411: 16 Oct. 1826, James Duncan of Cumberland Co. PA to Doctor Stephen Duncan of Natchez, MS, for $17,000 paid, sell lots or real estate, 90 acres of out lots in Borough of Carlisle lying north of said Borough and adj. the heirs of Robert Blaine decd & others; a lot of ground on the Conedequinett Creek in North Middleton Twp. containing 10 acres more or less purchased of the late David Williamson; an undivided moiety or half part of a tract of land in North and South Middleton Townships and lying on both sides of the turnpike about 2 miles from Carlisle containing in the whole 225 acres more or less, sometimes called "Duffy's Tract"; one town lot with small tenement thereon in the Borough of Carlisle on the old College Alley; a lot of woodland on the north mountain adj. Nicholas Ulrich & others purchased of the late Lt. James Gustine containing 10 acres more or less, another lot of woodland in Hopewell twp. purchased of Walter Bell containing 35 acres more or less, a tract of land in Indiana Co. containing 1600 acres more or less purchased of Colonel Arthur F. Hayne, a tract of land in Venango Co. containing 1,000 acres more or less, and one other tract in Jefferson Co. containing 1,000 acres more or less, both tracts purchased of the Holland Company, the first Tract No.91, the latter Tract No.231, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. Jno. F. Bingaman, Robert T. Dunbar. Proved on oath of John D. Mahon who is acquainted with John F. Bingaman and Robert T. Dunbar and with the handwriting of James Duncan, 8 Dec. 1826, /s/ Jno. D. Mahon before Elisha Doyle. Recorded 8 Dec. 1826 in Cumberland Co. Record Book KK Vol.1 pg.110 &c. Recorded Sept. 25, 1828. (FHL film 864,540)
E-150/151: (blank day) Aug. 1828, Stephen Duncan and Catharine A. Duncan his wife of Adams Co. MS appoint George A. Lyon Esqr. of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, to be our attorney for us to sell our interest in tracts of land or any other real estate in Pennsylvania, ... collect debts, etc. /s/ Stephen Duncan, Catharine A. Duncan, at City of Natchez. They ack. document on (blank day) Nov. 1828 before Saml. Poslethwaite, Prest. Select, City of Natchez, Adams Co. MS. Certification by Gerard C. Brandon, Governor of MS, for Samuel Poslethwaite Esq., 9 Dec. 1828. Recorded June 17, 1830. (FHL film 864,541)
Washington Co. PA Deeds (SLC 2/2009 and 6/16/2009)
1D-231/232: 8 July 1788, Thomas Duncan Esq. and wife Martha of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, to Catherine Thompson, widow of Wm. Thompson, gentleman, of same place, that Thomas Duncan by deed this day of (blank) in the year of our Lord 1784 (sic) for 500 pds PA money sell to said Catharine Thompson the two plantations in Peters Twp. in Washington Co. PA containing 554 acres which were surveyed in the name of John Earl & Benjamen Tate and whereas the said deed has been lost or mislaid, now this indenture WITNESSETH that said Thomas Duncan and wife Martha for 500 pds and 1 shilling sell to said Catharine Thompson the afsd two plantations & tracts of land. /s/ Thos. Duncan, Martha Duncan. Wit. Jonathan Walker, Thomas Crough. Ack. Cumberland Co. PA, 8 July 1788. Recorded 29 July 1788. (FHL film 862,506; extract also from Iris Grimmett 1987)
1D-232: Executors of the late Genl. Wm. Thompson to Thos. Duncan, Esq. 8 July 1888, Catharine Thompson, Robert Mayan and George Thompson executors of the will of William Thompson Esq. decd, together with Robert Thompson who appointed the said George his attorney, to Thomas Duncan of Borough of Carlisle, Esqr. Per deed dated (blank) in 1784, two plantations of land in Peters Twp., Washington Co. PA, containing 554 acres, surveyed in the names of John Earl and Benjamin Tate, whereas the said deed has been lost or mislaid, now this indenture WITNESSETH that said Catharine Thompson, Robert Magaw and George Thompson for himself and Robert Thompson, for 500 lbs, and one shilling, to Thomas Duncan the afsd two plantations. /s/ Cath. Thompson, Robt McGaw, Geo. Thompson for himself and Robert Thompson. Ack. Cumberland Co. PA 8 July 1888, recorded 29 July 1888. (FHL film 862,506)
Westmoreland Co. PA Deeds
1-456/457: 16 July 1793, Adam Weaver of Unity Township, Westmoreland Co. PA, to Joseph Duncan of town of Shippensburg, Cumberland Co. PA, merchant, that Adam Weaver by two obligations in writings obligatory dated even date herewith stands bound to the said Joseph Duncan for 214 pounds 1 shilling 8 pence PA money, in the whole conditioned for payment of 107 pounds 10 pence like money, that is to say, by one obligation for 60 pounds for payment of 30 pounds on or before 16 Oct. next and the other for 154 pounds 1 shilling 8 pence for payment of 77 pounds 10 pence on or before 16 Jan. next, to better secure payment, and for 5 shillings paid by Joseph Duncan, Adam Weaver grants to Joseph Duncan a certain plantation and tract of land in Unity Township, Westmoreland Co., adj. the several lands of Philip Smith, Charles Fiscus, Frederick Pershan, John Fiscus, Hugh Marton and Mathias Stockburger containing 354 acres, nevertheless if Adam Wever pays the said debt, the present indenture is void. /s/ Adam Weaver, wit. Matthew Henderson, Daniel Henderson. Recorded August 1, 1793. (FHL film 929,166; SLC 9/11/2010)
4-307: 4 May 1799, Edmund Physick of City of Philadelphia, by power of John Penn and Richard Penn Esqrs, appt. Messrs John R. Coates of City of Philadelphia and Robert Duncan of Borough of Carlisle, attornies for said Penn(s) to enter land in the Penn's names in counties of York, Franklin, Dauphin, Cumberland, Bedford, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Lycoming, Northumberland, Luzerne. Wit. Thos Duncan, Thos. Foster. Rec. 18 May 1799. (FHL film 929,168; SLC 6/9/2008)
7-188: 27 June 1804, Frederick Bates of City of Philadelphia, scrivenor, to Thomas Duncan and Robert Duncan of Burough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co., $8,000.00, one full equal and undivided half, Kittaning Manor on southeast side of River Allegheny formerly in county of Westmoreland now in Armstrong Co. PA adj. Rebecca Smith, 3,960 acres. Wit. John R. Coates, Philip V. Dunn. Rec. 9 Aug. 1804. (FHL film 929,168; SLC 6/9/2008)
York Co. PA Orphans Court (FHL film 22,158)
V-550: 2 Nov. 1847, final account of George Beck, guardian of Jane Douglass formerly Jane Duncan (does not say decd), late wife of John Douglass of Cumberland Co. PA, who was a minor child of Thomas Duncan late of Borough of York, has $1.85 remaining in account.
York Co. PA Deed
2H-461/462: 13 April 1789, Thomas Duncan of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, Esq., Attorney at law, and wife Martha, to Peter Butler of Hellarn Township, York Co. PA, yeoman; that John Edie Esq. high Sheriff of York Co. by deed pole 12 June last past sold to said Thomas Duncan, party hereto, as the estate of James Hutcheson and wife Martha, a tract of land in Straban Township in York Co. adj. lands of John Manford, William Douglass & others and the Swift Run, containing 257 acres and a half; now this indenture ... the said Thomas Duncan and wife Martha for 700 pounds PA money paid by Peter Butler, sell to Peter Butler the above plantation & tract of 257 acres and a half, together with all houses, etc. /s/ Thos. Duncan, Martha Duncan. Wit. H.Y. Miller and Conrad Laub for Thomas Duncan; wit. Thomas Creigh and Jon. Walker for Martha Duncan. Thomas and Martha Duncan ack. the deed 27 July 1789. Recorded 9 March 1798. (FHL film 22,107; SLC 9/10/2010)
"New York Times," New York, New York, 28 Apr 1865 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
Obituary. CHAMBERS - In this city, on Tuesday, April 25 , MRS. CATHERINE DUNCAN CHAMBERS, wife of THOS. CHAMBERS, ESQ., and daughter of the late HON. THOMAS DUNCAN, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, at DR. SPRING's Church, (Second Presbyterian.) corner of 5th av. and 37th-st., on Saturday afternoon next, at 2 o'clock. The remains will be taken to the cemetery of the Chambers family, at Chambersburgh, Penn., for interment. (MAD: Cumberland Co. PA)
Montgomery Co. AL Deed (FHL film 1,753,610)
B-218: 13 Aug. 1821, James Duncan of Harrisburg, PA, Esq., to Arthur P. Hayne of AL, Esq., $3,500, tracts sold at Milledgeville, GA: SW 1/4 Sec.5, and SE and SW 1/4 Sec.6, and NE and SE and SW and NW 1/4 Sec.7, in T16 R19; and fraction of Sec.12 in T16 R20; and NE and SE 1/4 Sec.9 T15 R20; and NW and SW 1/4 Sec.7 T11 R13; and SW 1/4 Sec.31 T12 in said range 13; and NE and SE and SW and NW 1/4 Sec.29 and SW 1/4 Sec.30 in T12 R14; and also all the certificates aforesaid which were issued partly in the name of Arthur P. Hayne, partly in the name of John R. Coates, and partly in the name of Simon Gratz; wit. Jno. H. Candor?, Abrm. Fackler; James Duncan appeared in Dauphine Co. PA; reg. Cumberland Co. PA.
Jefferson Co. OH Deed Record (SLC 2/2009)
A-78/79: Exemplifications. I, Samuel Holden Parsons of City of Marietta in Washington Co., Territory of US northwest of River Ohio Esqr, for $500 paid by Richard Butler of Carlisle in Cumberland Co. PA, Esqr., sell to him the said Richard Butler 1/8 part of 4,000 acres of land in said Territory of US adj. a place called the Salt Springs on the Big Beaver Creek which 4000 acres are bounded ... beg. at the Salt Springs near the Big Beaver Creek in Washington Co. about 14 miles west of the west line of PA and from said springs a line to be extended north to the parallel of the 4th boundary in a patent granted me by the State of CT dated 10 Feb. 1788. And from said Springs to extend south so far as that line drawn at right angles through those points will include said 4,000 acres of land, together with 1/8 of said Salt Springs and of the privileges and appurtenances to said 4000 acres of land belonging. ... 5 November 1788. /s/ Saml. H. Parson. Wit: Return J. Meigs, Hoffield White. Receipt for payment of the full sum of $500, /s/ Saml. H. Parsons, wit. Jas. Harmar. Samuel Holden Parsons Esq. ack. in City of Marietta, Washington Co., Ter. of US northwest of River Ohio.
(Pg.79/80) Be it remembered that I, Richard Butler, for $500 paid me by Genl. William Irvine and David Duncan on 22 May 1789, sell the premises described in the within deed of sale to be equally divided between the said parties their heirs and assigns as they may think proper. /s/ Richd. Butler, wit. Ar. S. Clair, Francis Nichols, Geo. Bush. Francis Nichols testified 23 April 1798, before one of associate Judges of Court of Common Pleas for County of Philadelphia, that he saw Richd. Butler sign, and also saw A.S. Clair and Geo. Bush subscribe their names as witnesses.
(pg.80/81) I, David Duncan in the within written instrument or deed of Bargain and sale named for $150 paid by Genl. William Irvine within also named have sold ... to said William Irvine ... my full equal and undivided moiety of and in one undivided eighth part of 4000 acres of land and of and in certain Salt springs therein contained and ... any of the lands ... granted or conveyed ... 30 August 1791. Wit. William Nichols, David Jackson, James Wilson. Proved by William Nichols 21 April 1798 in Court of Common Pleas for county of Philadelphia, who saw David Duncan sign and also saw David Jackson and James Wilson subscribe their names as witnesses. ... Recorded in Book No.7 pa.29 &c, 24 April 1798, in City & County of Philadelphia. Rec. 13 Nov. 1798 in Jefferson Co. OH. (FHL film 895,947; typed deed book)
Richland Co. OH deed (SLC 6/16/2008)
33-302: 12 May 1849, John N. Duncan and wife Catharine formerly Catharine Davis, and Margaret Davis of Borough of Shippensburg, county of Cumberland, PA, to John Carey of said Borough; that Nathaniel Ball and wife Matilda of Richland Co. OH by deed 24 April 1838 recorded Book 19 pgs.62 and 63, deeded to Lemuel Davis lot 61 in town of Mansfield, Richland Co. OH, and recorded in Knox Co. OH; that Lemuel Davis died intestate leaving a widow the said Catharine formerly Catharine Davis now the wife of said John N. Duncan and issue two children Margaret Davis and J. Reynolds Davis to whom the lot descended. Now, John N. Duncan and wife Cathrine and Margaret Davis for $753 to John Carey, their interest in the lot 61 in town of Mansfield. All signed. Wit. Robert Scott, R.P. McClure. Robert Scott appeared in Cumberland Co. PA. (FHL film 386,096)
"Richland Co. OH Abstract of Wills 1813-1873" by Anne Lockwood Dallas Budd, 1974 (Memphis Public Library book 929.3715 R531b5 V.1; from Evelyn Sigler 11/1984)
Pg.40: Contains abstract of nuncupative will of Mary Duncan made 25 Aug. 1840, recorded 26 Feb. 1841, which named son David, debt due from James Fulton and Nancy Duncan of Cumberland Co. PA, land in St.Charles Co. MO, bond held with son John A.; administrator David Duncan; witnesses Margaret Woodrow, Samuel August.
Washington Co. OH Deeds (FHL film 940,997)
1-39: 5 Nov. 1788, Samuel Holden Parsons of City of Marietta, Washington Co., Ter. NW of River Ohio, to Richard Butler of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, 1/8 part of 4000 acres adj. a place called Salt Springs on the Big Beaver Creek, about 14 miles west of the west line of PA, patent from state of CT to Parsons.
1-40: 27 May 1789, Richard Butler to Genl. William Irwine and David Duncan, $500, quit claim etc. to premises in above deed. Wit. A. St. Clair, Francis Nichols.
Fayette Co. KY Circuit Court document (from Karen Scales 2/1999)
Fayette Co., KY Circuit Ct. Cases; Location A47-K9, Box 1A (Boxes of misc. papers which evidently have become loose, and escaped their bundles; cases w/o numbers, etc.)
State of Pennsylvania, Lancaster County SS. This Day Joseph Simon of the Borough of Lancaster personally appeared before me, the Subscriber, one of the Associate Judges of the Court of Common pleas in & for the said County of Lancaster - & made oath according to Law - that Simon Gratz, of the City of Philadelphia, William Irvin of Pittsburgh, in the County of Allegany - and Samuel Duncan of Shippensburg, in the county of Cumberland, are material Witnesses on his Behalf in an Action on the Case which he has brought against James Lemon in the District Court for the State of Kentucke, held at the town of Lexington and that the said witnesses reside within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. /s/ Joseph Simon.
Sworn & Subscribed before me this 21st Day of Feby 1797., /s/ Frederick Kuhn.
Lancaster County. I John Hubley, Prothonotary of the Court of Common please for the said County - do certify - that Frederick Huhn Esquire - before whon the above affidavit is taken, is one of the associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in & for the said County of Lancaster and that full faith & credit is to be given to all his official acts. Given under my hand and Seal of my office this 21st Day of Feby 1797. /s/ John Hubley, Prot.
Fayette Co. KY County Court Deed (FHL film 1,490,705 item 3)
B-142: 17 Aug. 1805, William Huston, admr. of William Huston decd, of Fayette Co., appoint trusty friend James Duncan in Cumberland Co. PA attorney to receive from John Obu/Ober and Jacob Boatman of Cumberland Co. PA, bonds, etc. due estate of William Huston decd, and to collect debt from John Woodlock Senr. of Cumberland Co. PA.
"Reports of Cases at Common Law and in Equity argued and decided in the Court of Appeals of the Commonwealth of Kentucky" by Thomas B. Monroe, Vol.VI & VII; Vol.7, pgs.150 to 188; ("Kentucky Reports") Vol.23, pgs.150 to 188 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 1/2004; no case number)
CHAPLINE v. MOORE, etc., M'AFEE et ux. v. MOORE, etc.; CHAPLINE et ux. v. MOORE, etc., and MOORE v. CHAPLINE, etc. -- CHANCERY; Court of Appeals of Kentucky; 23 Ky. 150; 7 T.B. Mon. 150; April 19, 1828, Decided.
Cross appeals from the Mercer Circuit; William L. Kelly, Judge.
COUNSEL: Crittenden, for Chapline and Moore's heirs; Haggin, Mayes and Daviess, for Lawson Moore.
Opinion of the Court, by Chief Justice Bibb. Lawson Moore, George Moore, and William Moore were brothers. George died in 1810, in the county of Westmoreland, in the State of Virginia, leaving his widow, Hannah, and four infant children, Elizabeth, (now wife of Jacob Chapline,) Judith Ellen Moore, (now wife of Robert M'Afee,) William B. Moore, and Allen Lawson Moore.
In 1812, one other of the brothers, William Moore, died in the State of Pennsylvania, and town of Carlisle, unmarried and intestate, leaving a considerable estate, real and personal.
In July, 1812, administration of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of said deceased, William Moore, was committed, by the orphans' court of the county of Cumberland, and State of Pennsylvania, held in the town of Carlisle, to William Irvine and James Given, who entered into bond, in a penalty of $60,000, with approved sureties, for the due administration and account of the personal estate.
The administrators, on the 23rd of September, 1813, returned an inventory and appraisement of the personal estate, to the amount of $42,059.13, an account of effects administered to the amount of $24,578.24, showing a balance unadministered, of $17,480.89.
In this account of credits claimed by the administrators of $24,578.24, is included a claim of $1426.50, for their services, founded on an agreement of Lawson Moore with them, for their resignation, to allow 5 per cent. on the monies theretofore paid, as well as upon those paid over to the administrator de bonis non to be appointed, and 2 1/2 per cent. upon all paper securities delivered over to their successor, when, and as the judgments, notes and book accounts should be collected. The credit of $1426.50, thus claimed, was passed, de bene esse, by virtue of that agreement, by the orphans' court, subject to any equity which may or can arise when the minors arrive at age, if it is then thought proper to dispute the same. And upon the said settlement, the court entered of record, that it appeared to the court there were ample assets to discharge all debts.
Upon this settlement the administrators resigned, and the court appointed Christian Leonard, administrator de bonis non, who gave bond and security accordingly. His account was settled and approved by the court, on the 12th of December, 1822, showing a balance in his hands of $1434.24, for distribution.
On the petition of Lawson Moore to the orphans' court, on the 15th of September, 1812, stating that one half of the real estate belonged to himself as one of the heirs, and the other moiety to the four infants, under fourteen years, children of George Moore, deceased, the other heirs of William Moore, deceased, and praying partition of three several tracts of land, appropriate writs of inquisition de partitione inquirendo, as known to the laws of Pennsylvania, were issued. Upon these inquests the number of acres of each tract, and values per acre, were returned, with a report, that a partition of the several tracts could not be made by division of the lands, without spoiling the tracts. At the September court, 1813, Lawson offered sureties to be bound with him for payment to the other heirs, their respective shares of the said valuation, and to take the whole of the lands, which being approved, eight several recognizances were acknowledged in court by Lawson Moore, and his sureties, to the guardians of the infants, conditioned for the payment of the sums due to the other heirs respectively. The court had theretofore appointed Thomas Urie and John Helpelstein, guardians for the infant heirs, and they had executed bonds with security for the faithful performance of their duties. The aggregate valuation of the three tracts, after deducting the costs of the inquisitions, amount to $19,052.52 cents, the half of which was $9526.26 cents, which gave to each of the infants the sum of $2381.56 1/2 cents, and so the recognizances require that sum to be paid to the use of each, on or before the 25th of September, 1814, with interest from the 25th of March, 1814.
In the latter part of the year 1813, Lawson Moore brought the widow and children of his brother George Moore, from Westmoreland county, Virginia, to the county of Mercer, Kentucky, settled Mrs. Moore with her children, in a small tenement, on a tract of land belonging to him, where she and the survivors respectively continued to reside, until the marriage of Mrs. Moore with Abraham Chapline. Allen Lawson Moore died in Mercer unmarried, intestate, an infant of tender years, in 1814.
On the 25th of March, 1819, very shortly before Mrs. Moore's marriage with Abraham Chapline, Lawson Moore stated an account against her for house rent, articles of provision, etc., etc., with credits also made out by him for boarding and clothing her children, making a debit against her of $1920, the credits amounting to $1351, leaving a balance of $574, for which he took her note, and also her receipt for $1139 to himself as guardian of the children; this sum he charges against the children.
After the intermarriage of Jacob Chapline and Elizabeth, at their instance, Lawson Moore was summoned by the county court, to make his account as guardian, never having rendered any. He exhibited his accounts to the commissioners of the county court, on the 30th of September, 1820, which, when reported, the county court refused to approve.
Abraham Chapline and wife, Hannah, had, in September, 1819, exhibited their bill, to set aside the note obtained from her by Lawson Moore; in October, 1820, Lawson answered. Upon the coming in of this answer, Abraham Chapline and wife amended their bill, called for an account of the estate of William Moore, received by said Lawson, claiming the share to which the mother was entitled by the death of her son, Allen Lawson Moore, making the other children parties.
The defendants, Jacob Chapline and wife, Elizabeth, and Robert M'Afee, and Ellen his wife answered, and made cross bill against Lawson Moore, Abraham Chapline and wife, and William B. Moore, charging Lawson with the recognizances given by him for the real estate, and charged him as having received considerable sums of the personal estate, and prayed for an account and settlement, and a decree for the balance due from him as guardian.
(MAD: much more omitted here)
The credit of $457.87 cents, for one-half of the receipt of Messrs. Thomas and James Duncan to Lawson Moore, dated 30th April, 1814, was also erroneously allowed. (MAD: aparently in Cumberland Co. PA) This receipt was given for $915.74, as paid by Lawson Moore, upon a contract by him with them, of the 6th of September, 1812, by which he retained them as counsel for himself and the heirs of George Moore, to support the interest of himself and the co-heirs in the estate of William Moore, deceased, in all cases where Messrs. Duncans had not been previously retained against the estate, they to have for their services 5 per cent. upon the whole estate, real and personal, after payment of the debts and expenses. Upon this contract Messrs. Duncans passed their receipt, at the foot of an account of particulars, for the sum of $915.74. But this sum was paid partly by the accounts standing against them in the books of William Moore, deceased, as appears by the face of the account, by the deposition of Mr. James Duncan, and by the allowances to the administrators in the settlement of their accounts. The allowance made to Lawson Moore by the decree of one-half of this receipt, has converted the amount of those book accounts to the exclusive benefit of Lawson Moore, and moreover charges the one-half thereof upon the shares of the children of George Moore. If it were proper to have allowed this contract of Lawson Moore with Messrs. Duncans, to charge the infants, yet those accounts should have been deducted from the amount of $915.74, receipted for by Messrs. Duncans, as payments made out of the joint funds of Lawson Moore and the infants, and half the residue only carried to the credit of Lawson Moore, on his account as guardian. But by allowing a credit for half of the whole amount of the receipt, the heirs of George Moore have lost their moiety of the book accounts, and lost the like sum out of their shares.
MAD: The court opinion contains much more information about the accounts charged by Lawson Moore and their background. Click here to read more in the larger file in Mercer Co. KY.
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