King Family Papers, 1686-1898, MS. 519

King Family Papers, 1686-1898
Maryland Historical Society
 
  

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King Family Papers, 1686-1898
Maryland Historical Society

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Descriptive Summary

King Family Papers, 1686-1898

MS. 519

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

There are 14 additional items in the collection that are not listed here. They are listed in the inventory that appears at the beginning of the collection.



Calendar of King Papers

 

1. Baltimore County - The Reverend Mr. Hugh Dean's patent 277 acres - William the Conquerer

parchment, 28 × 70 cm A.D.

 

 

 

2. Patent granted to William Ramsey of Anne Arundel County by Charles, Lord Baltimore, 1 August 1686. A.D.

 

 

 

3. Permission to sell land of William Bunting at Willis Town granted to John Hawkes by the Orphan's Court - 1734 A.D.

2pp, 31.5 × 19 cm

 

 

 

4. Release from David Parry and Elisabeth, his wife, to Badam Davies for 105 [107] acres at Willis Town, Chester County, Pa. 2 May 1743

 

 

 

5. Indenture between Benjamin Ricketts and wife, John Day and wife, and Thomas Waltham and wife, dividing a tract of 1523 acres called MAXWELLS CONCLUSION into 3 parts. 8 July 1754. A.D.S.

6pp, 35 × 31 cm.

 

 

 

6. Mortgage Deed - George King and wife to Margret Williams 158 acres of land in Willis Town. 12 Jan. 1769. A.D.S.

4pp, 33 × 20 cm.

 

 

 

7. Deed to John's Delight by John Howard to Rev. Hugh Dean, authorized by Lord Baltimore, 10 Dec. 1766 - A.D.S.

2pp (1 sheet), 30.5 × 35 cm.

 

 

 

8. Indenture of Charity Carter to her great-grandfather, Abraham King. 12 Jan. 1791. A.D.S.

1p, 31 × 21 cm

 

 

 

9. Survey of Leafs Chance, William the Conquerer, John's Delight, Selby's Hope, and Prospect Hills; comprising the GREAT MEADOWS. 23 Oct. 1797. A.D.

1p, 41 × 51.5 cm.

 

 

 

10. Draught of a lot of land from Erasmus Loyd by George King. 8 Feb. 1786. A.D.

1p, 14.5 × 21 cm.

 

 

 

11. Last Will and Testament of Hugh Deans. [9] Dec. 1766. A.D.S.

1p, 32 × 19.5 cm.

 

 

 

12. Deed - Thomas Rees to Thomas Treviller - 150 acres at Willis Town, Chester County, Penn. 19 May 1753. A.D.S.

1p., parchment, 62 × 31 cm.

 

 

 

12. Deed - John Harris to Thomas James - 150 acres, Willis Town, Chester County, Penn. 31 May 1743. A.D.S.

1p., parchment, 72.5 × 51 cm.

 

 

 

14. Indenture between Thomas Rees et al. and William Buntin - 150 acres in Willis Town, Chester County, Penn. 8 Dec. 1731. A.D.S.

1p., parchment, 72 × 26 cm.

 

 

 

15. Draught of the land of George King at Willis Town by Anthony Wayne. 13 Feb. 1766. A.D.S.

1p., parchment, 19 × 30.5 cm

 

 

 

16. Deed - John Harris to David Parry - 150 acres at Willis Town, Chester County, Penn. 1 July 1741. A.D.S.

2pp (1-sheet), parchment, 74.5 × 39 cm.

 

 

 

17. Deed - Baddam Davies to Thomas Rees - 150 acres, Willis Town, Chester County, Penn. 10 Nov. 1747. A.D.S.

1p., parchment, 47 × 23 cm.

 

 

 

18. Deed between Thomas Treviller and George King to 158 acres of land at Willis Town, Chester County, Penn. 29 Dec. 1761. A.D.S.

1p., parchment, 75.5 × 38 cm

 

 

 

19. Deed from John Harris to Thomas James to 150 acres of land at Willis Town, Chester County, Penn. 30 May 1743. A.D.S.

1p., parchment, 73 × 20 cm.

 

 

 

20. Release by John Hawkes to John Harris of 150 acres at Willis Town, Chester County, Penn. 8 Aug. 1736. A.D.S.

1p., parchment, 69.5 × 34 cm.

 

 

 

21. Deed - Erasmus Lloyd to George King to 150 acres at Willis Town, Chester County, Penn. 19 Jan. 1788, A.D.S.

1p., parchment, 61 × 45 cm.

 

 

 

22. Release by Rees Thomas to William Buntin of 150 acres at Willis Town, Chester County, Penn. A.D.S.

1p., parchment, 79 × 59 cm.

 

 

 

23. Indenture made between Joseph James and Thomas Treviller of Willis Town, Chester County, Penn. A.D.S.

1p., parchment, 31 × 60 cm.

 

 

 

24. Deed to Maxwells Conclusion and Spryes Island from William Billingslea to Samuel Ricketts. 11 Aug. 1804. A.D.S.

4pp., 19 × 32 cm.

 

 

 

25. Same as no. 24. For identification the back of no. 25 states that it was recorded in folio 460 of Liber H.D. No. R; whereas no. 24 was recorded in folio 459 of same.

 

 

 

26. Deed to Maxwells Conclusion between Alisanna Waltham and Samuel Ricketts. 7 Jan. 1806. A.D.S.

2pp., 20 × 33.5 cm.

 

 

 

27. Deed to Maxwell Conclusion from Chaltham Waltham to Samuel Ricketts. 10 Feb. 1807. A.D.S.

3pp., 20 × 34 cm.

 

 

 

28. Lease between Abram King and Israel Buzby for a small house. 20 Jan. 1812. A.D.S.

2pp., 20 × 32 cm.

 

 

 

29. Mortgage of William the [UNK] tract by Thomas Kell to William Jenkins and then to Abraham King. 21 Feb. 1814. A.D.S.

3pp., 18.5 × 31 cm.

 

 

 

30. Draught of Gassaways Ridge, as claimed by Thomas Kell and Edward Day, by James Baker. 8 Dec. 1813. A.D.S.

1p., 31.5 × 38.5 cm.

 

 

 

31. Mortgage - Thomas Kell to William Jenkins. 5 Aug. 1814. A.D.S.

2pp., 20.5 × 33 cm.

 

 

 

32. Extract from no. 31 (mortgage - Kell to Jenkins). A.D.S.

1p., 20.5 × 18.5 cm.

 

 

 

33. Draught of Kings Farm. 5 March 1816. A.D.

4pp., 20 × 32 cm.

 

 

 

34. William Gibson, Clerk, to Benjamin Soloman, 11 Feb. 1813.... A.D.S.

1p., 19.5 × 13 cm

 

 

 

35. Letter to Mr. Edward Siters, Merchant, Philadelphia. 20 Dec. 1812. A.L.S.

3pp., 21 × 35 cm.

 

 

 

36. Chancery proceedings and depositions in the case of Day and Kell vs. Todds. 9 March 1814. A.D., Nos. 1, 2, 6 through 26.

12 pieces.

 

 

 

37. Agreement in boundary dispute about Leaf's Chance (No. 36). 11 March 1814. A.D.S.

1p

 

 

 

38. Copy of a letter from Thomas Kell to G. W. Todd. 2 Aug. 1815. A. copy

2pp., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

39. Deed between John Hunter and Abraham King, whereby the latter acquired the tract of land called William the Conqueror. 9 March 1816. A.D.S.

3pp., 26 × 39.5 cm.

 

 

 

40. Assignment of mortgage to Abraham King who thus acquired Leaf's Chance, Selby's Hope, John's Delight, and William the Conqueror, 350 acres, more or less. 20 April 1816. A.D.S.

3pp., 25.5 × 39 cm.

 

 

 

41. Release of mortgage - Thomas Kell to Benjamin Soloman to George Smith to Abraham King. 21 May 1816. A.D.S.

4pp., 25.5 × 39.5 cm.

 

 

 

42. Receipt to Abraham King for three-thousand seven-hundred and eighty-eight dollars and sixty-eight cents. 22 May 1816. A.D.S.

1p., 19.5 × 32 cm.

 

 

 

43. Proposals on the part of Abraham King as to how the money in no. 42 is to be used. May 1816. A.D.

2pp., 19.5 × 32 cm.

 

 

 

44. Unsigned cheque for fifty dollars on the Bank of Baltimore. 1817. D.

1p., 17 × 7 cm.

 

 

 

45. Mortgage on William the Conqueror tract. Executed by Abraham King. 1 April 1820. A.D.

3pp., 20.5 × 34 cm.

 

 

 

46. Cheq ue drawn on the State of Mississippi to George King. 14 March 1823. D.

1p., 11.5 × 6.5 cm.

 

 

 

47. Letter to George King, Balto. Co. from Henrietta, wife of his brother John. From Edge Hill, Adams County, Natchez, Mississippi. 1 June 1823. A.L.S.

3pp., 19.5 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

48. Draught of letter to [?]. Possibly taken from a letter book. From John King 1824. A.L.S.

2pp., 19 × 21 cm.

 

 

 

49. Reply to no. 48, to John King, Edge Hill, from [?], Greenoak. 22 Sept. 1824. A.L.S.

2pp., 15 × 22 cm.

 

 

 

50. Power of Attorney for the will of John Taylor, Chief Justice of Mississippi. Addressed to William Siter and Mary his wife etc. 18 Nov. 1820. A.D.

6pp., 21 × 33.5 cm.

 

 

 

51. Sales of the estate of John King. 28 Feb. 1825. A.D.S.

1p., 19.5 × 31 cm.

 

 

 

52. Voucher of S. P., agent for Geo. King, Admr. on the estate of Jno. King. 1825. A.D.

1p., 20 × 31.5 cm.

 

 

 

53. George King's commission as First Lieutenant. 29 Sept. 1825. P.D.S.

1p., 41 × 26.5 cm.

 

 

 

54. Letter to George King from Samuel Postlethwaite, announcing the death of his uncle Samuel Postlethwaite. 19 Oct. 1825. A.L.S.

1p., 20 × 25.5 cm.

 

 

 

55. Letter to Abraham King from Edward Siters concerning settlement of the estate of the late Samuel Postlethwaite. [1825]. A.C.

4pp., 18 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

56. Letter to David King about settlement of the estate of the late Judge Taylor, 1825. A.L.

1p., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

57. Fragments of a letter to Abraham King from Edward Siters about the estate of George King. A.L.S.

1p., 21 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

58. Letter to George King from Samuel Postlethwaite. 6 March 1826. A.L.S.

1p., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

59. Tru Coppey of a letter sent Gable Stichenor, Natchez. A. Copy - 2pp., 2 March 1826.

21 × 33 cm. (by George King)

 

 

 

60. Letter from Gable Tinchenor to George King in reply to 59. 13 April 1826. A.L.S.

1p., 19.5 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

61. Letter from Sam Postlethwaite concerning the estate of Judge Taylor. 2 June 1826. A.L.S.

1p., 21 × 35.5 cm.

 

 

 

62. Letter to George King from Gable Tichenor sent with a cheque for $5500. June 13, 1826. A.L.S.

1p., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

63. Copy of a letter to Mr. G. Tichenor in responce to no. 62. 15 July 1826. A.C.

2pp., 20 ×25 cm.

 

 

 

64. Letter to Abraham King from Edward Siters. Aug. 17, 1826. A.L.S.

3pp., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

65. Received of Mr. George King $97656 to the estate of Judge Taylor. 18 Oct. 1826. A.D.S.

1p., 6 × 19 cm.

 

 

 

66. Received of Abraham King, $2,667. to the estate of Judge Taylor, 18 Oct. 1826. A.D.S.

1p., 11 × 18.5 cm.

 

 

 

67. Received of Mr. George King $73.47, by Henrietta King. A.D.S.

1p., 20 × 6 cm.

 

 

 

68. Duplicate receipts for nos. 65 and 66. A.D.S.

1p., 24.5 × 20 cm.

 

 

 

69. Received of George King $364.51 3/4, by Abram King. 18 Oct. 1826. A.D.S.

1p., 12 × 19.5 cm.

 

 

 

70. Received of George King $244.14, by Abram King. 18 Oct. 1826. A.D.S.

1p., 10 × 21 cm.

 

 

 

71. Duplicate of no. 70.

21 × 19 cm.

 

 

 

72. Account of maney paid and received by the Taylor estate, George King administrator. 1826. A.D.

2pp., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

73. Duplicate of no. 67. 19 Oct. 1826.

5 × 20 cm.

 

 

 

74. Letter to Abraham King from Edward Siters. 25 Oct. 1826. A.L.S.

1p., 20 × 25.5 cm.

 

 

 

75. Letter from G[eorge] King to Gabriel [UNK]. 12 Nov. 1826. A.L.

1p., 23 × 17.5 cm.

 

 

 

76. Letter to Abraham King from Edward Siter. 19 Nov. 1820. A.L.S.

1p., 20 × 25.5 cm.

 

 

 

77. Letter from Gabriel Tichenor to George King, with a copy of G.K.'s reply written inside. A.L.S. - 2pp., 14 Dec. 1826.

20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

78. Receipt for $765, paid to Dr. Lewis Phoenix on medical account. 14 Dec. 1826. A.D.S.

1p., 19.5 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

79. Duplicate of no. 69.

12 × 19.5 cm.

 

 

 

80. Letter to Abraham King from Edward Siter. 27 Dec. 1826. A.L.S.

2pp., 19.5 × 31.5 cm.

 

 

 

81. Letter to George King from David McConkey. 13 Jan. 1827. A.L.S.

1p., 16 × 19 cm. (Suit against Abraham Whisler)

 

 

 

82. Letter to George King from Edward Siter. 23 Jan. 1827. A.L.S.

2pp., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

83. Letter to George King from Gabriel Tichenor. 14 March 1827. A.L.S.

1p., 25 × 19.5 cm.

 

 

 

84. Duplicate of no. 83. (marked Duplicate at top of letter) G.K.'s reply written inside and dated 18 April 1827.

 

 

 

85. Letter to George King from Samuel King. 17 April 1827. A.L.S.

1p., 20.5 × 32.5 cm.

 

 

 

86. A list of amounts received by George King. The first line begins Received a letter from Mr. Tichenor dated 13 June 1826... A.D.

1p., 19 × 30.5 cm.

 

 

 

87. Receipt for $600 to George King by Henrietta King A.D.S.

1p., 21 × 6.5 cm.

 

 

 

88. Duplicate of no. 87.

27 × 7 cm.

 

 

 

89. Receipt to G. King from M.D. Wyvile [?]. 17 May 1827. A.D.S.

1p., 19 × 6.5 cm.

 

 

 

90. Letter to George King from his uncle Samuel King. Contains news of deaths, marriages, etc. 12 Jan. 1827. A.L.S.

2pp., 20.5 × 33 cm.

 

 

 

91. Letter to S. Postlethwaite from George King. Mostly about the settling of the estate. 23 Aug. 1828. A.L.S.

2pp., 19.5 × 24.5 cm.

 

 

 

92. Fragment of a letter to [UNK] Worthington from [George King] containing account of the estate of John King. 19 Nov. 1828. A.L.

2pp., 17 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

93. Fragment of a letter to Abraham King from E. Siters. 19 July 1824. A.L.S.

3pp., 20 × 18.5 cm.

 

 

 

94. Letter to Elizabeth King from Eliza Siters. 17 Oct. 1829[?]. A.L.S.

1p., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

95. Letter to [G. Tichenor] from [George King] about balance due on account of brothers estate. 5 May 1831. A.D.

1p., 20 × 32 cm.

 

 

 

96. Letter to George King from Gabriel Tichenor in reply to no. 95. 30 May 1831. A.L.S.

1p., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

97. Letter to Gabriel Tichenor from George King, in reply to no. 96. 20 June 1831. A.L.S.

1p., (probably copy from letter book), 20 × 12.5 cm.

 

 

 

98. Letter to George King from Gabriel Tichenor, in reply to no. 97. 14 July 1831. A.L.S.

1p., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

99. Letter to George King from John C. Potts. 18 July 1832. A.L.S.

3pp., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

100. Letter to George King from Edward Siters about the payment of $1500 and $1019 to the extate of Judge Taylor. 31 Aug. 1831. A.L.S.

3pp., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

101. Final account of estate of John King, Placed before the court of Probate of Adams County, Miss. A.D.S. - 3pp., 21 March 1832

20 × 32.5 cm.

 

 

 

102. Letter from Wilmer Worthington to George King, containing voucher for $2519 from estate of John King. A.D.S. - 2pp., 7 Nov. 1831

20 × 25.5 cm.

 

 

 

103. List of remittances of John C. Potts. 29 Nov. 1831 A.D.

1p., 14.5 × 19 cm.

 

 

 

104. Letter to George King from John C. Potts, containing 3 receipts to the estate of John King. 24 Dec. 1831. A.D.S.

2pp.; 20 × 31.5 cm.

 

 

 

105. Letter to George King from John C. Potts. 17 March 1832. A.L.S.

1p., 19.5 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

106. Inventory of the estate of John King. 21 March 1832. A.D.S.

3pp,, 20 × 32.5 cm.

 

 

 

107. Deed between Joseph and Kitty Foard and George and David King to James Park part of New Year's Purchase and Sim's Choice. 14 May 1833. A.D.S.

5pp., 26 × 39.5 cm.

 

 

 

108. Letter to Mrs. [UNK] D. King from James Blair. 28 May 1843. A.L.S.

3pp., 19.5 × 24.5 cm.

 

 

 

109. Plat of G. and D. King's Land. A.D. - 1p., 1 March 1845.

40.5 × 31 cm.

 

 

 

110. Release of Mortgage to George and David King. 25 March 1845. A.D.S.

3pp., 20.5 × 32 cm.

 

 

 

111. Letter to David King from G.G. Brewer at the Land Office, Annapolis. About application for a warrant for two acres of land. 18 Dec. 1846. A.L.S.

1p., 19.5 × 22 cm.

 

 

 

112. G. and D. King's lots near Pattersons Mills with their plats. 17 May 1849. A.D.

2pp., 20 × 31.5 cm.

 

 

 

113. Preamble and Resolutions of the Towson Town Railroad Company. 29 Sept. 1859. A.D.S.

2pp., 20 × 32 cm.

 

 

 

114, Certificate and unclipped coupons for bond no. 60 on the Towson Town Railroad Co. 27 Aug. 1857. P.D.

1p., 31 × 36 cm.

 

 

 

115. Bill of sale from George and David King to Joseph Howard, S.r for farm furnishings. 1850. A.D.

2pp., 19 × 31 cm.

 

 

 

116. Several pages from D.r David King's Diary. May 1861. A.D.

6pp., 15.5 × 18.5 cm.

 

 

 

117. Surveying exercise book. n.d. A. book.

 

 

 

118. Plat of Gasways Ridge and Leaf's Chance, signed by John Bowden[?]. n.d. A.D.

2pp., 25.5 × 42 cm.

 

 

 

119. Certificate of survey. n.d. A.D.S.

2pp., 21 × 32.5 cm.

 

 

 

120. Plat of Leaf's Choice, Selby's Hope, and Prospect Hills. n.d. A.D.

1p., 48.5 × 34 cm.

 

 

 

121. Unlabelled plat. n.d. A.D.

1p., 17.5 × 23.5 cm.

 

 

 

122. All those tracts or parts of tracts of land in the county aforesaid called Leaf's Chance, William the Conqueror, Selby's Hope.... n.d. A.D.

2pp., 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

123. Last will and Testament of Abraham King. 13 Sept. 18[?]. A.D.

3pp., (Copy), 20 × 25 cm.

 

 

 

124. To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the U. S., in Congress assembled, The Memorial and Petition of the Subscribers, Merchants of Baltimore, Md. n.d. P.D.

1p., (2 copies) 20.5 × 25.5 cm.

 

 

 

125. A note to Samuel Postlethwaite on receiving his letter informing of his uncle's death. n.d. A.L.

2pp., 18.5 × 10 cm.

 

 

 

126. Memorandum of debts paid by Postlethwaite to be shown to Mrs. King. n.d. A.D.

1p., 19.5 × 19.5 cm.

 

 

 

127. The American and British Timber and Cotton Land Company. n.d. A.D.

1p., 20.5 × 13.5 cm.

 

 

 

128. Memorandum on a remittance of $5472. n.d. A.D.

1p., 19.5 × 8.5 cm.

 

 

 

129. A piece of paper with memorandums and columns of figures. n.d. A.D.

2pp., 19.5 × 24.5 cm.

 

 

 

130. Memorandum of money received and paid etc. n.d. A.D.

1p., 19.5 × 8.5 cm.

 

 

 

131. Memorandum of money received and paid out of the J. King estate. n.d. A.D.

1p., 19 × 24.5 cm.

 

 

 

132. Memorandum of $5500. n.d. A.D.

1p., 19.5 6.5 cm.

 

 

 

133. Memorandum - H. King Ac.d from Postlethwaite $500... n.d. A.D.

1p., 10 × 20 cm.

 

 

 

134. Memorandum - to acc.t for $1758.21cts. n.d. A.D.

1p., 8.5 × 13 cm.

 

 

 

135. Memorandum - I have read the inquiries relating to the Bank at Port Deposite. n.d. A.D.

1p., 18.5 × 25.5 cm.

 

 

 

136. Memorandum of George King, Administrator of John King, late of Mississippi, deceased. n.d. A.D.

2pp., 21 × 34 cm.

 

 

 

137. Photograph of an old boundary stone standing on the eastern side of the Bel Air Road. n.d.

12 × 20.5 cm.

 

 

 

138. Sheepskin wrapper for old papers. n.d.

 

 

 

 

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