Hadleys of Chester County, PA and New Castle County, DE

The Hadleys owned land close to the border between Chester County, PA and New Castle County, DE. At least one family owned land that crossed the border.

That’s why both counties are included in this one post.

Here are the raw data, uninterpreted. I hope this helps your research.

Related posts:

Hadleys of Orange Co, NC

Hadleys of Surry Co, NC

Patience Brown and Joshua Hadley

Simon Hadley and Bridget Foote

Ann Hadley and Thomas Leakey

Before we begin, here are two Hadley families in Maryland, who left wills:

Queen Anne’s Co., Maryland

3 Feb 1729
2 Sep 1734

John Hadley

Son John and daughter Agnes; six children: Thomas, Samuel, Edward, Elizabeth Read, Sarah Tryall, Agnes; son Edward to remain with John’s wife Anne
Wit: Thomas Hynson Wright, William Norman, John Murray (21:209)

Jane Baldwin and Roberta Balling Henry, The Maryland Calendar of Wills, vol. 7, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968 (orig. 1925)

Kent Co., Maryland

19 Dec 1765
16 July 1766

Thomas Hadley

Wife: Alice (executrix)
Children: Thomas, James, Edmond, Daniel
Wit: Samuel Hadley, Ann Robertson, Thos. Maslin
(34:183)

Maryland Calendar of Wills, 1764-1767, Westminster, MD: Family Line, 1992

CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

MARRIAGES

2 7m 1725

Joshua Hadley of New Castle m. Mary Rowland of New Garden in Chester Co., in a public meeting in New Garden (p. 27)

25 8m 1727

Hannah Hadley, daughter of Simon Hadley of Mill Creek Hundred, m. Thomas Dickson of Mill Creek Hundred in a public meeting at New Garden (p. 45)

21 10m 1731

Ruth Hadley, daughter of Simon Hadley of New Castle m. Thomas Lindley, son of James of Chester Co. in New Garden Meeting House (p. 76)

19 8m 1732

Katherine Hadley, daughter Simon Hadley of New Castle m. Robert Johnson, son of Robert, Chester Co at New Garden Meeting House (p. 83)

12 4m 1735

Ann Hadley, daughter of Simon Hadley of New Castle m. Richard Gregg, son of George of Chester Co., in public meeting at New Garden (p. 102)

14 8m 1742

Ruth Hadley, daughter of Joshua Hadley, of Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle, m. John Marshill (sic), township of New Garden in Chester Co. at their meeting house in New Garden (p. 137)

10 4m 1744

Elizabeth Hadley, daughter of Joseph Hadley of Mill Creek Hundred of New Castle Co. m. James Thompson, son of James of Elsenborrough of Salem Co. at their meeting house at New Garden (p. 135)

13 4m 1750

Thomas Hadley, son of Joshua Hadley of Augusta Co. in Province of Virginia, m. Mary Thomson, daughter of John, twp. of Londonderry in Chester Co. at meeting house

16 6m 1750

John Hadley , son of Joseph Hadley, of Mill Creek Hundred, of New Castle Co., m. Margaret Morton, daughter of Samuel Morton, of Londongrove Twp., in Chester Co., at meeting house at Londongrove (p. 155)

18 10m 1753

Sarah Hadley, of New Garden in Chester Co. (sic), daughter of Joshua Hadley of Province of Virginia m. Joseph Fred, son of Nicholas, decd. of same, at public meeting at New Garden (p. 144)

9 5m 1771

Elizabeth Hadley, daughter of John and Margaret of Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle m. Henry Dixon of New Garden in Chester Co., son of John and Rebecca, at public meeting in New Garden (p. 62)

7 5m 1776

Emey Hadley, daughter of John, of Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co., m. Isaac Dixon, son of Isaac, of same at public meeting at New Garden (p. 121)

6 5m 1779

Mary Hadley, daughter John and Margaret, of Mill Creek Hundred, m. Samuel Pennock, son of William and Alice (both decd.), East Marlborough Twp, Chester Co. at public meeting house in New Garden (p. 150)

15 11m 1787

Hannah Hadley, daughter of John and Margaret, Mill Creek Hundred, Chester Co. m. William Thompson, son of Daniel and Elizabeth, of same, at public meeting at New Garden (p. 275)

17 5m 1792

Samuel Hadley, son of John and Margaret, late of Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co., decd., m. Mabel Jackson, daughter of Isaac and Phoebe, New Garden Twp., Chester Co. at a public meeting in Chester Co (p. 305)

DEEDS

29 Jan 1712

A deed is said to be delivered in the presence of Simon Hadley, between William Penn Jr. and Griffith Owen, unto Gaien Miller (DB 4, p. 78)

13 Oct 1712

Mary Rowland is named in a deed as a widow of Thomas Rowland, yeoman (DB 4, p. 91)

1 Jan 1713

Simon Hadley’s land is mentioned in a deed: William Penn, Esq., Jr., eldest son of William Penn, Esq., Griffith Owen of Philadelphia, practitioner of physic, James Logan, and Robert Ashton of Philadelphia, gentlemen, to William Holiday of the county of Chester, yeoman; … chain of possession is laid out … Now for £40.00 grant a tract bounded by land of Abraham Marshall, Simon Hadley, James Logan, and Robert Ashton; delivered in presence of James Starr, Nicholas Lightfoot, John Miller, and Thomas Jackson (DB 4, p. 88)

1 Dec 1713

A deed is delivered in the presence of Simon Hadley: William Penn Esq., Jr., eldest son of William Penn, Esq., Griffith Owen, practitioner of physic, James Logan, and Robert Ashton of Philadelphia, gentlemen, to Gaien Miller of Chester Co., yeoman; party of first part grant Gaien Miller a tract bounded by land of company, Thomas Garnett, and John Miller; delivered in presence of Theodorus Lord, Brian Tregeny, Simon Hadley, and Michael Lightfoot (DB 4, p. 78)

25 Mar 1714

Simon Hadley’s land is mentioned in a deed: William Penn, Jr. Esq., eldest son of William Penn, Esq., Griffith Owen, practitioner of physic; James Logan; and Robert Ashton of Philadelphia, gentlemen to Thomas Garnett of Chester Co; … chain of possession is laid out … Now for £120.00 William Penn, Jr. grants to Thomas Garnett 2 tracts: one bounded by land of John Lowdin, Simon Hadley, Thomas Jackson and John Wiley, 300 acres; other tract bounded by first tract, land of Michael Lightfoot, Joseph Sharps, Mary Rowland and John Miller, 300 acres, totaling 600 acres; signed Griffith Owen, James Logan, Robert Ashton; delivered in presence of Nicholas Pyle, George Miller, James Boyden (DB 4, p. 19)

15 Aug 1715

Simon Hadley’s land borders property in a deed: Thomas Garnett (and Sarah his wife) of New Garden, yeoman, to Benjamin Fred, of Birmingham, yeoman; now Thomas Garnett and Sarah his wife to Benjamin Fredd for £76.00 a tract bounded by lands of John Loudens, Letitia Manor, Simon Hadley, Thomas Jackson, John Wiley, 300 acres; signed Thomas Garnett and Sarah Garnett; delivered in presence of Henry Nayle, John Bennett, and John Fredd (DEB 4, p. 297) (DB 4, p. 297)

30 May 1729

Evan Powell of New Garden, yeoman, and Mary his wife, granted to her daughter Rachel Rowland, delivered in the presence of Joshua Hadley and William Miller (DB G7, p. 285)

30 May 1729

A deed is delivered in presence of Joshua Hadley: Evan Powell of New Garden, yeoman and his wife Mary, to our daughter Rachel Rowland of New Garden; Evan and his wife for £40.00 granted to their daughter Rachel Rowland a tract joining land of William Pyle, bounded by other land of Evan Powell and Ellis Lewis, 219 acres, being ½ of a tract in Letitia’s Manor that Mary Powell bought (at the time of her widowhood before her marriage to Samuel Powell) from Samuel Carpenter and James Logan; signed Evan Powell and Mary Powell; delivered in presence of Joshua Hadley and William Miller (DB G7, p. 285)

20 Aug 1730

Mary Powell of New Garden, now wife of Evan Powell, formerly the wife of Thomas Rowland, decd., William Miller and his wife Ruth, of New Garden, Thomas Wily of Kennett, and his wife Rachel, unto Joshua and Mary Hadley, 250 acs. in Aston; Ruth Miller and Rachel Wily are daughters of Thomas Rowland (DB E5, p. 144)

12 Nov 1754

Isaac Pearson sheriff of Chester Co. to Robert Finney of New London, saddler, Simon Hadley, Esq., of the County of New Castle on Delaware, recovered against Robert McKee, of New London, inn keeper, £940.00.00, to be levied on land of Robert McKee (DB IJ9, p. 389)

12 Nov 1754

Isaac Pearson, sheriff of Chester Co., to Alexander Johnston of New London, merchant. Simon Hadley, Esq., of the County of New Castle on Delaware, is to collect against Robert McKee of New London, inn holder, several debts amounting to £960.00.00, plus costs, to be levied on lands of Robert McKee (DB K10, p. 72)

6 May 1756

Samuel Beverly of E. Marlborough, nailer to ROBERT JOHNSON of E. Marlborough, miller; mortgage; Beverly for £9.18.4 grants to Robert Johnson a piece of land in E. Marlborough bounded by land of James Miller, John Smith, and other land of Samuel Beverly, containing 17 ½ acres, part of a larger tract formerly belonging to Caleb Pusey, Sr. Beverly to pay Robert Johnson £10.0.8 plus interest on 1 Sep next; signed Samuel Beverly (DB K10:287)

28 Oct 1756

Robert Johnston of East Marlborough, yeoman, to James Thomson and John Hadley, both of Mill Creek Hundred of New Castle Co. on Delaware, acting executors of Simon Hadley, Esq., late of the same place, decd. Robert Johnston stands bound to James Thompson and John Hadley, £715.60.00, conditioned on payments of £16.56.6, to each of Robert’s (sic) children and grandchildren Simon Hadley, being Caleb, Lydia, Stephen, Jonathan, Isaac Johnston and unto Phoebe Johnston the sum of £51.5.6, when they arrive at the age of 21 or day of marriage, whichever happens first, with interest. In case any of the children happen to die before they receive their legacies, the share of the decd. to be paid the surviving grandchildren of Simon Hadley … (DB K10, p. 320)

23 Dec 1758

Simon Hadley’s land is said to border the property sold in a deed between Robert Halliday, cooper, of New Garden and William Miller, miller, of New Garden (DB L11, 209)

30 Apr 1759

Simon Hadley is said to be decd. in a deed Benjamin Davis of Chester Co., sheriff, to Fred Taggart of Kennett, yeoman; Jacob Johnson and Joseph Fred, assignees of the executors of Simon Hadley, decd., recovered against Robert Wickersham of East Marlborough (DB N13, p. 1)

10 March 1761

Phoebe Hadley of W. Bradford is said to be the widow of Joseph Buffington (the deed uses her before-marriage name); over the years the land was divided and had different owners; Isaac Buffington made a will and part of the land was devised to his mother Phoebe Hadley, who granted land to Joseph Buffington, 34 ½ acs. plus road leading to Meeting house (DB N13, p. 475)

23 Apr 1762

Simon Hadley’s land is said to border the property sold in a deed between Samuel Miller of New Garden, Gentleman, and sole executor of the will of Robert Halliday, late of New Garden, decd., to Andrew McIntire of Dunsmore, in the county of Lancaster, yeoman (DB M12, p. 324)

4 May 1764

Phoebe Hadley’s land is said to border the property in a mortgage between Samuel Hall of W. Bradford, yeoman, and Srah his wife, and John Worrall of Marple, yeoman (DB N13, p. 336)

23 Aug 1764

Phoebe Hadley had granted 34 ½ acs to Joseph Buffington, Mar. 10, 1761, land late of Edward Clayton, with road leading to Meeting house; the property is said to go through a long chain of title possession (DB N13, p. 450).

NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE

MARRIAGES

25-8-1721

Joseph Hadley, son of Simon, m. Emey Gregg, daughter of John, at Center Meeting House

25-8-1727

Hannah Hadley, daughter of Simon Hadley of Mill Creek Hundred, m. Thomas Dickson of Mill Creek Hundred in a public meeting at New Garden

10-4-1742

Elizabeth Hadley, daughter of Joseph, of Mill Cr Hundred m. James Thompson, son of James Thompson of Elsenborrough, in Salem Co. West Jersey, decd. at monthly meeting house in New Garden

26-8-1748

Hannah Hadley, daughter of Joseph, Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co., m. Samuel Curle, son of Richard of Mill Creek Hundred, at Hockessin Meeting

Mar. 8, 1756

Simon Hadley m. Bridget Foot, Old Swedes Church

CERTIFICATES OF REMOVAL GRANTED BY WILMINGTON MONTHLY MEETING TO OTHER MEETINGS

11-8-1784

To New Garden Meeting, Hannah Hadley

DEEDS

Note: Simon Hadley is appointed Justice of the Peace and also a judge; he therefore appears in many deeds as a witness. Most of these are not included in this list – too many! He also privately examines numerous wives to find out whether they relinquish their dower rights. For his appointments to his position in court, see 5 Aug 1726, 20 Apr 1727, 7 Oct 1727, and 28 Oct 1738, below.

25 Sep 1713

William Penn, Esq., son and heir apparent of William Penn, governor of Pennsylvania; Griffith Owen, practitioner of Physic (medical doctor); James Logan; and Robert Ashton, Gentlemen all, to Simon Hadley, yeoman, 1000 ac. tract of land on south side of Brandywine Cr. for £200., bounded by William Holyday, Thomas Garnett, Letitia’s Manor, Abraham Marshall, land of William Routhlidge, and Jon Miller (DB E1, p. 191)

1 Jan 1714

Simon Hadley’s land is said to border land mentioned in deed between William Penn, Jr., of the one part; Griffith Owen, practitioner in physic (medical doctor); James Logan, gent., Robert Ashton, gent., all of Philadelphia, of the second part; and Thomas Worley of the county of Chester (PA), yeoman of the third part; for the sum of £50 parties of first part sell unto Thomas Worley, 250 acs., situate in New Castle Co.; Simon Hadley also witnesses the deed (DB L1, p. 209)

20 Mar 1715/6

William Aubrey of London, England, merchant and Letitia his wife; James Logan of Philadelphia, merchant; and Reese Thomas of Philadelphia County, gentleman, to BENJAMIN FRED of Chester County, yeoman; for £50.00 a tract, part in Chester Co. and part in New Castle Co, bounded by land of William Penn’s manor and John Houghtons, 200 acres (Chester Co. DB D4:323)

10 May 1721

William Aubrey of London, merchant, and Letitia, his wife, James Logan, merchant of Philadelphia, Rees Thomas of Philadelphia, gentleman, to Henry Dickson, of New Castle, yeoman; whereas Letitia has since married William Aubrey … James Logan and Rees Thomas appoint Simon Hadley as their attorney; land bounded by William Cocks; other lands of Henry Dickson, and land of Benjamin Freed (Fredd), containing 130 acres (DB G1, p. 292)

16 Aug 1723

Simon Hadley, yeoman, and his wife Ruth, of the County of New Castle, to Joseph Hadley, son of Simon and Ruth, of same, yeoman, for £20, a 50 acs. tract of land out of 1000 acs. part lying in New Castle and other part lying in Chester Co. PA., bounded by Daniel Worley, land of Simon Hadley, and other land of Joseph Hadley; signed Simon and Ruth Hadley (DB G1, p. 235)

12 Nov 1723

Simon Hadley and wife Ruth, yeoman, of Mill Creek Hundred, to Thomas John of Penkader Hundred, for £125 for all of tract of land being in Chester Co. and New Castle Co., bounded by Benjamin Fredd, the manor, and other lands of Simon Hadley, land of William Roe and land of William Holliday, containing 300 acs.; signed Simon Hadley and Ruth Hadley (DB G1, p. 303)

2 Apr 1725

William Aubrey, of London, merchant, and Letitia, his wife; James Logan of Philadelphia, merchant; and Rees Thomas, of Philadelphia, gentleman, to Simon Hadley of New Castle, yeoman, for £42., 96 acs., bounded by late William Penn Jr.’s manor, other land of Simon Hadley, Archibald McDonald, Josiah Ramage, Casperius Garretson, and John Dickinson (DB G1 545)

21 May 1725

Joseph Hadley was witness to a deed between Herman Kemkye, late of Cecil Co., MD, and Margery his wife, and John Beard (DB G1, p. 486)

8 Nov 1725

Simon Hadley’s land is said to border the land in the deed between William Aubrey, of London, merchant, and Letitia, his wife; James Logan of Philadelphia, merchant; and Rees Thomas, of Philadelphia, gentleman; and Casperius Garretson, yeoman (DB H1 p. 139)

5 Aug 1726

Proclamation: To John French, Robert Gordon, Joseph England, Charles Springer, John Richardson, James James (sic), William Battell, David Evans, Andrew Peterson, Ebenezer Empson, Hans Hanson, James Dyer, Samuel Kirk, Richard Grafton, and Simon Hadley, all of the County of New Castle, Esquires, for special trust in the loyalty, integrity, and ability, we have appointed you Justices of the Peace in the County of New Castle; signed Patrick Gordon (DB H1, p. 71)

12 Dec 1726

Simon Hadley of Mill Creek Hundred, to his son Joshua of Mill Creek Hundred, miller; Simon for love and affection grants 200 acs. at Mill Creek Hundred, bounded by Thomas Worley, and land of Joseph Hadley; signed Simon Hadley (DB H1, p. 155)

17 Dec 1726

John Hadley and Simon Hadley witness a deed between John Jordan of Mill Creek Hundred, blacksmith, Robert Barr and Thomas Barr, husbandmen; John Jordan and Martha Jordan appoint Simon Hadley their attorney; delivered in presence of Ruth Hadley and Joshua Hadley (DB H1, p. 174)

20 Apr 1727

Proclamation: To Robert Gordon, John Richardson, Joseph England, Charles Springer, Andrew Peterson, Hans Hanson, Simon Hadley, William Reed, Thomas Fannary, James James, Jr., Richard Cantwell, Joseph Robinson and James Armitage, Esquires, have been appointed Justices of the Court of Common Pleas, of the County of New Castle on Delaware; signed Patrick Gordon, Esq., Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (DB H1, p. 201)

7 Oct 1727

Proclamation: To Robert Gordon, John Richardson, Joseph England, Charles Springer, Andrew Peterson, Hans Hanson, Simon Hadley, William Reed, Thomas Janvary, James James, Jr., Richard Cantwell, Joseph Robinson James Armitage, and Emmanuel Grubb, Esquires, have been appointed Justices of the Court of Common Pleas, of the County of New Castle on Delaware; signed Patrick Gordon, Esq., Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (DB H1, p. 240)

21 May 1729

Joseph Hadley witnesses a deed between Francis Bradley of Mill Creek Hundred, yeoman, and Rebecca his wife, and John Reed, of same, merchant (DB I1, p. 81)

17 Feb 1730

Thomas Noxon of St. George Hundred, New Castle Co., gent., and Mary his wife, sold unto John Clark of Red Lion Hundred, yeoman, £80, 200 acs., and 15 acs. of Marsh; this messuage and land late belonging to George Hadley, decd., who purchased same from Henry Packard, now in possession of said John Clark; rec. Feb. 22, 1736 (DB L1, p. 38)

27 Apr 1730

George Hadley of New York, mariner, delivered £270, May 26, 1730, in a deed between himself and Garrett Packard of Apoquinomink Hundred, New Castle, yeoman, and Rachel his wife; Henry Packard of same, yeoman; Catherine Packard, of same, spinster; Peter Packard of George Hundred, yeoman, and Catherine his wife; a piece of land now in his possession, by virtue of an indenture for a term of one whole year, containing 200 acs; in New Castle Co; it is bounded by land late of Joseph Stoll and John Richards; also a piece of Meadow on West side of Delaware R., it bounds marsh late of Henry Ward, now called Hanson’s Marsh; and land of John Boyer and John Stout, 15 acs; (DB I1, p. 428)

10 July 1730

Simon Hadley and Simon Hadley Jr. witness a deed between Henry Dixon, yeoman, and wife Ruth; William Dixon and Hannah his wife; John Dixon, yeoman, and Sarah his wife; Thomas Dixon, yeoman, and Hannah his wife; George Dixon, yeoman, and Ann his wife; William Hicklin and wife Dinah; and Ann Dixon, spinster – all from New Castle Co. (Henry, William, John, Thomas, George, Dinah and Ann are children of Ann Houghton, decd., by William Dixon, her first husband) and James Philips, yeoman (DB I1, p. 344)

21 Feb 1734

Sylvanus Hussey, yeoman, of Town and Co. of New Castle, tanner and currier, sells unto Moses Hadley, weaver, of same place, for £70., messuage and lot situate in said town, no ac. given (DB K1, p. 302)

28 May 1734

Ephraim Titus, of Hunterdon Co. in Prov., W. New Jersey, sole heir of George Hadley, late of County of New Castle, decd., for the sum of £30, sold unto Thomas Noxon, a plantation and tract late belonging to George Hadley, decd., an uncle of the aforesaid Titus; land now in the tenure of John Clark, lying in Red Lion Hundred; it bounds the Dragon Swamp, lands of John Tilton, Hans Hans, decd., and Henry Ward, decd., it contains 200 acs.; and a parcel of marsh of 15 acs.; signed Ephraim Titus; wit: Mary Titus, John Titus, Edward Hart (DB K1, p. 244)

15 Dec 1737

Simon Hadley and Joseph Hadley witness deed between William Thomas of Mill Creek Hundred, yeoman, and Katherine, his wife, and Archibald McDonald (DB L1, p. 273)

28 Oct 1738

George II to John Richardson, Andrew Peterson, Hans Hanson, Simon Hadley, James Armitage, Richard Cantwell, Thomas James, John Finney, Jehu Curtis, Thomas Noxon and Adam Buckley – appointed justice of the peace of Co. of New Castle, Kent, Sussex upon Delaware; signed: George Thomas (DB M1, p. 141)

15 Aug 1741

Simon Hadley is named as a justice before the Orphans Court, along with John Richardson, James Armitage, Richard Cantwell, Thomas Noxon, and Adam Buckley; they are matter-of-factly so named in deed between James Bayard of Cecil Co., MD, merchant, and Mary his wife, the only surviving dau. of John Ashton, late of Co. of New Castle, yeoman, decd. (DB N1, p. 235)

10 Apr 1742

Simon Hadley is named in a matter-of-fact way as a justice in the Orphans Court, in a deed between Jasper Justison, of Brandywine Cr., New Castle, yeoman, and Mary his wife and Samuel Lodge, of same place, cordwainer; Simon Hadley is so named with John Richardson, James Armitage, John Finney, Thomas Noxon, and Adam Buckley (DB N1, p. 390)

21 Aug 1765

The land late of Simon Hadley is mentioned in a judgment against Jacob John, yeoman of New Castle Co.; the land being taken bounds dividing line between New Castle Co. (DE) and Chester Co. (PA) (DB X1, p. 443)

21 May 1766

Isaac Allen of New Garden in Chester Co., yeoman, grants unto James Thomason and John Hadley, both of Mill Creek Hundred, yeomen, 142 ¾ and 37 perches, situate in Mill Creek Hundred in dividing line between New Castle and Chester Cos. and bounds land of late Simon Hadley The said Isaac Allen will pay said James Thompson and John Hadley £195.11, May next (Recd of Allen full mortgage Oct. 1, 1767); signed James Thompson and John Hadley (DB X1, p. 417)

16 Nov 1766

The land late of Simon Hadley is mentioned in the deed between William Eynon of Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co., cordwainer, and Hannah his wife and Nicholas Springer, sadler; £211, 43 acs. 118 perches, situate in said Twp and Co, along stone road ; this is part of land said Simon Hadley the younger, late of said Mill Creek Hundred, cordwainer, was seized of; then said Hadley and his wife Bridget by deed date Jan. 6, 1762 sold unto William Eynon (Book U, folio 55) (DB X1, 636)

29 Apr 1767

Land late of Simon Hadley is mentioned in a mortgage between Isaac Allen of New Garden Twp., Chester Co. (PA), inn holder, 170 pounds with interest unto Rebecca Dixon, widow of John Dixon, 142 acs., in Mill Creek Hundred (DB Y1, p. 223)

15 Aug 1768

Land late of Simon Hadley and land of John Hadley are mentioned in a deed between Samuel Young of Mill Creek Hundred and Jane his wife, and John Buckingham of same place, cordwainer, for 205 pounds, 18 shillings, 10 pence, 61 acs. (DB Y1, p. 503)

ORPHANS COURT MINUTES

21 May 1746

Mary Patton prays the court will appoint a guardian for daughter Margaret Patton (alias English), whereupon the court appoints Robert Boggs and orders Mary to pay five pounds by money in hands of Simon Hadley, Esq., for keeping the minor (New Castle Orphans Court)

18 July 1749

Simon Hadley, Esq., presents his administration of estate of Joseph James, yeoman, decd.; he overpaid 6 shillings 11 ½ pence; debts due are 100 pounds, so the land is ordered to be sold, so much to pay the debt (New Castle Orphans Court)

15 Jan 1754

Simon Hadley ask for guardians for minor children of Joseph James; court appoints Thomas Garrett and James Robinson, for Catherine James and Richard James (New Castle Orphans Court)

18 Oct 1757

Court appoints James Thompson and John Headley (sic), executors Last Will and Testament of Simon Hadley, Esq., decd., who were cited to appear and settle the estate, but they were not ready so court gives them until 3rd Tues. Jan., next (New Castle Orphans Court)

17 Jan 1758

James Thompson and John Hadley appear in court, acting executors of Last Will and Testament of Simon Hadley, Esq., decd., and produced an account of their administration amounting to £4151.2.5; balance in hand of executors, £3761.11.11 (New Castle Orphans Court)

PROBATE RECORDS

3 Nov 1755 and 17 Feb 1756

Simon Hadley, yeoman (sic)

Wife: Phoebe Hadley
Grandson: Simon Hadley, son of my son Joshua
Grandson: Jeremiah Hadley, son of said Joshua
Grandson: Simon Johnson, son of Robert Johnson
Grandson: John Hadley, son of Joseph Hadley
Grandson: Simon Gregg, son of Richard, decd.
Daughter: Ann Gregg, wife of Richard Gregg
Daughter: Deborah Howell, wife of Jacob Howell
Daughter: Hannah Stanfield, widow of John Stanfield, decd.
Daughter: Ruth Linley, wife of Thomas Linley
Daughter: Katherine Johnson, wife of Robert Johnson
Grandchildren, children of son Joseph: Elizabeth Thompson, wife to James; Deborah Earle, wife of John; Hannah Earle (or Carl), wife of Samuel
Grandchildren, children of son Joshua: Ruth Marshill (sic), wife of John; Thomas Hadley; Sarah Fred, wife of Joseph; Mary Hadley, Jeremiah Hadley, Joshua Hadley, Jr., Joseph Hadley, Jr., Deborah Hadley, Hannah Hadley, Catherine Hadley
Grandchildren, children of daughter Hannah Stanfield, widow of John, decd.: Simon Dixon; Rebecca, wife of William Marshall; Ruth Dixon, John Stanfield Jr., Thomas Stanfield, and William Stanfield
Grandchildren, children of daughter Ruth, wife of Thomas Linley: Catherine, James, Simon, Ruth Jr., Thomas Linley, Jr., and John Linley
Grandchildren, children of daughter Anne, widow of Richard Gregg: Sarah Smith, alias Gregg; Jacob, William, Miriam, Deborah and Phoebe
Nephew: Thomas Keran
Wife’s children: John Buffington, Richard Buffington, Phoebe Wall, Peter Buffington, Isaac Buffington, Joseph Buffington
Executors: grandson-in-law James Thompson; friend, Daniel Nichols; overseers: Benjamin Swett, Samuel Gregg

Source: Miscellaneous: 1.218

26th day, 7th mo., 1769 and Sept. 25, 1769

Robert Thompson, yeoman

Wife: Catherine
Son: Hadley
Sons: Simon and Caleb; grandfather of Caleb: Simon Hadley
Sons: Jonathan, Isaac, and Stephen
Dau: Hannah, wife of William Bailey
Dau: Lydia, wife of Thomas Baldwin
Dau: Phoebe
Executors: sons Simon and Caleb

Source: M. 288

2 Nov 1789 and 23 Oct 1790

John Hadley, Mill Creek Hundred

Wife: Margaret
Grandfather: Simon, decd
Sons: Simon and Samuel
Daus: Elizabeth Dixon and Emey Dixon, and Mary Pennock
Executors: Sons Simon and Samuel

Source: N158

2 June 1792 and 16 Dec 1797

Simon Hadley is executor of will of Stephen Stapler

Source: O 298

SOURCES

Gwen Boyer Bjorkman, Quaker Marriage Certificates, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1704-1799, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1990

Carol Bryant, Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Land Records, vol. 1, 1681-1730, Westminster, MD: Family Line, 1997.

—. Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Land Records, vol. 2, 1729-1745, Westminster, MD: Family Line, 1997.

—. Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Land Records, vol. 3, 1745-1753, Westminster, MD: Family Line, 1997.

—. Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Land Records, vol. 4, 1753-1758, Westminster, MD: Willow Bend and Family Line, 1998 (rpr. 1999).

—. Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Land Records, vol. 5, 1758-1765, Westminster, MD: Willow Bend, 1999.

—. New Castle County, Delaware Land Records, 1715-1728, Westminster, MD: 2007.

Horace Burr, trans. and ed., Records of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, Wilmington, Delaware, Westminster, MD: Willow Bend, 2000.

Carol J. Garrett, New Castle County, Delaware Land Records, 1728-1738, Lewes, DE: Delmarva Roots, 2001.

—. New Castle County, Delaware Land Records, 1738-1743, Lewes, DE: Delmarva Roots, 2002.

—. New Castle County, Delaware Land Records, 1764-1769, Lewes, DE: Colonial Roots, 2003.

Historical Research Committee of the Colonial Dames of Delaware, A Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, Delaware, 1682-1800, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing, 1977

F. Edward Wright, Early Church Records of New Castle County, Delaware, vol. 1, Westminster, MD: Willow Bend, 2000.

—. Orphans Court Proceedings of New Castle County, Delaware, 1742-1761, Lewes: Delmarva Roots, 2001.

3 thoughts on “Hadleys of Chester County, PA and New Castle County, DE

  1. I love the details and history of the Hadleys. I, too, have discovered that I am a descendant of the Hadleys via Ruth Hadley who married Joseph Marshall. My grandmother was Pauline Drucilla Marshall. Ruth Hadley was her x4great grandmother. I recently moved from Texas to Delaware and very surprised to learn that I am living pretty close to where my ancestors lived. Wow! Thank you for this information!

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