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Kent County Delaware ~ Justice of the Peace

In the year 1680 a fourth court district was established, which was called St. Jones', and on the 28th of May in that year justices were appointed for these districts. After reciting the commissions of New Castle and Upland justices the following occurs:

"A commission of the former date, to Mr. Francis Whitwell, Mr. John Hilliard, Mr. Robert Hart and Mr. Edward Pack, to be Justices of the Peace in the jurisdiction of the County of St. Jones in Delaware Bay and Dependencies, the same to begin from the south side of Duck Creek, so to extend to the north side of Cedar Creek."

These officers were the last appointed under the authority of the Duke of York, as the territory soon after passed to Penn.

1680 ~ 1770

Francis Whitwell, May 28, 1680
John Hillyard, May 28, 1680
Robert Hart, May 28, 1680
Edward Pack, May 28, 1680
William Clarke, Aug. 5, 1684
John Briggs, Ang. 5, 1684
Daniel Jones, Aug. 6, 1684
Gerardus Wessels, Ang. 5, 1684
William Darvall, Aug. 6, 1684
William Southebee, Feb. 15, 1686
William Berry, Feb. 15, 1686
John Briggs, Feb. 15, 1685
William Winsmore, Feb. 15, 1685
Thomas Hesherd, Feb. 15, 1685
Michael Wooton, Feb. 16, 1686
John Walker, Feb. 16, 1685
Thomas Wilson, Feb. 16, 1685
John Curtis, Feb. 15, 1685
John Brinckloe, May 16, 1690
John Curtis, May 16, 1690
George Martin, May 16, 1600
Daniel Jones, May 16, 1690
John Walker, May 16, 1680
Mark Manlove, May 16, 1690
William Lawrence, May 16, 1600
William ffreeland, May 16, 1690
Thomas Rouse, May 16, 1600
William Manlove, May 16, 1690
John Betts, May 16, 1690
Simon Hirons, May 16, 1680
John Brinckloe, Apr. 20, 1704
William Rodney, Apr. 20, 1704
John Walker, Apr. 20, 1704
Henry Molleston, Apr. 20, 1704
William Morton, Apr. 20, 1704
Thomas Bedwell, Apr. 20, 1704
John Robeson, Apr. 20, 1704
Evan Jones, Apr. 20, 1704
William Winsmore, Apr. 20, 1704
Mark Manlove, 1727
Timothy Hanson, 1727
Hugh Durburrow, 1727
John Houseman, 1727
William ffarsen, 1727
Sand Berry, 1727
James Tilton, 1727
James Robinson, 1727
Stephen Parrodee, 1727
William Manlove, 1727
Charles Hilliard, Sept. 13, 1738
Nicholas Ridgely, Sept. 13, 1738
John Houseman, Sept. 13, 1738
John Holliday, Sept. 13, 1738
Samuel Dickinson, Sept. 13, 1738
Peter Galloway, Sept. 13, 1738
Jonathan Raymond, Sept. 13, 1738
Abraham Allen, Sept. 13, 1738
John David, Sept 13, 1738
Samuel Dickinson, 1740
John Caton, Nov. 1, 1764
Richard Wells, Nov. 1, 1764
Thomas Irons, Nov. 1, 1764
Theodore Maurice, Nov. 1, 1764
Andrew Caldwell, Nor. 1, 1764
Caesar Rodney, Nov. 1, 1764
Charles Ridgely, Nov. 1, 1764
John Barns, Nov. 1, 1764
James Morris Nov. 1, 1764
James Sykes, Nov. 1, 1764
William Rhodes Nov. 1, 1764
William Rodney, Nov. 1, 1764
Robert Holliday, Nov. 1, 1764
Charles Hilliard, Nov. 1, 1764
John Clark, Jr, Nov. 1, 1764
Robert Killen, July l, 1766
Charles Ridgely, June 10, 1770
Thomas Irons, June 10, 1770
Andrew Caldwell, June 10, 1770
James Sykes, June 10, 1770
William Rhodes, June 10, 1770
John Clark, June 10, 1770
Robert Killen, June 10, 1770
Jacob Stout, June 10, 1770
Fenwick Fisher, June 10, 1770
Thomas Tilton, June 10, 1770
Thomas Rodney, June 10, 1770
Warner Mifflin, June 10, 1770
James Boyer, June 10, 1770
Thomas Hanson, June 10, 1770
Jonathan Emmerson, June 10, 1770
Samuel Chew, Nov. 21, 1770

1771 ~ 1811

John Chew, Dec. 6, 1771
Richard Smith, Dec 6, 1771
Richard Lockwood, Dec. 6, 1771
Zadock Crapper, Dec. 6, 1771
Charles Ridgely, March 8, 1777
William Rhodes, March 8, 1777
Jacob Stout, March 8, 1777
James Boyce, March 8, 1777
Thomas Hanson, March 8, 1777
Richard Lockwood, March 8, 1777
Edward White, March 8, 1777
Jehu Davis, March 8, 1777
William Cahoon, March 8, 1777
Samuel West, March 8, 1777
John Clayton, March 8, 1777
Charles Marim, March 8, 1777
James Raymond, June 10, 1778
Isaac Carty, June 10, 1778
Francis Many, June 10, 1778
Nehemiah Tilton, June 10, 1778
Stephen Lewis, June 10, 1778
Jenifer Taylor, June 10, 1778
John Cordon, June 10, 1778
Nathan Samuel, June 10, 1778
Turbit Wright, June 10, 1778
Benjamin Caton, June 10, 1778
Benjamin Coombes, June 10, 1778
John Dill, June 10, 1778
Charles Ridgely, June 30, 1783
Philip Barratt, June 30, 1783
James Bellah, June 30, 1783
Jacob Stout, April 26, 1784
Edward White, April 26, 1784
Jehu Davis, April 26, 1784
Thomas Rodney, April 26, 1784
William Mulleston, April 26, 1784
Samuel West, Oct 29, 1784
William Cahoon, Oct. 29, 1784
Jenifer Taylor, June 2, 1785
Isaac Carty, June 2, 1786
Nehemiah Tillton, June 2, 1785
John Dill, June 2, 1786
Benj. Cooms, June 2, 1786
Stephen Lewis, June 2, 1785
John Revell, June 2, 1786
Thomas Nixon, June 2, 1786
Allen McLane, June 2, 1785
John Patlen, June 8, 1786
George McCall, Jan. 18, 1786
James McClements, Jan. 18, 1786
George McCall, June 7, 1787
Vincent Loockerman, June 7, 1787
Francis Many, Oct 23, 1790
John Battell, Oct 23, 1790
Edward White, Oct. 23, 1790
Robert Dixon, Oct. 23, 1790
John Marim, Jan. 28, 1791
John Patten, Jan. 28, 1791
George McCall, Jan. 28, 1791
John Gordon, Jan. 28, 1791
George Manlove, Sr Jan. 28, 1791
James Douglas, Jan. 28, 1791
George McCall, April 18, 1792
George Kennard, April 18, 1792
Joseph David, April 18, 1792
William Berry, April 18, 1792
Joseph Baker, April 18, 1792
Thomas White, Sept 6, 1793
James Bellah, Sept 6, 1798
Jehu Davis, Sept. 5, 1793
John Ralston, Sept 5, 1793
John Ringgold, Sept 6, 1703
George McCall, Sept 6. 1793
Richard Cooper, Sept. 5, 1793
George Manlove, Sept 6, 1793
William Berry, Sept 6, 1793
Elijah Barratt, Sept 6, 1793
John Marim, Sept 5, 1793
Zadock Truitt, Jan. 19, 1795
John Cole, March 15, 1797
Benj. Brady, April 25, 1797
Abraham Ridgely, Feb. 7, 1799
John Lowber, Jan. 28, 1799
Abraham Ridgely, 1800
Jacob Stout, 1800
Ferdinand Casson, July 8, 1802
Abraham Pierce, Aug. 26, 1802
Dr. Wm. Adams, Aug. 27, 1808
James Millichop, Nov. 14, 1803
Benj. Brady, May 3. 1804
James Whitaker, Aug. 26, 1804
Thomas Price, Jan. 5, 1806
John Lowber, Jan. 20, 1806
Abraham Ridgely, Jan. 20, 1806
Major Anderson, Mar. 15, 1806
Matthew Cox, June 28, 1806
John Ringgold, Oct. 1, 1807
Jacob Stout, Nov. 13, 1807
Outten Laws, Mar. 4, 1808
Benj. Dill, Mar. 4, 1808
Jenifer Taylor, July 12, 1809
Benj. Blackiston, Oct 11, 1809
James Sorden, Oct 23, 1810
Abner Bell, Nov. 16, 1810
Wm. Ruth, Jan. 2, 1811
Nathaniel Smithers, Jan. 14, 1811
James Kimmey, Mar. 15, 1811
James Millichop, Apr. 80, 1811
John Wilds, May 7, 1811
James Whitaker, Oct 10, 1811

1812 ~ 1844

Thomas Price, Jan. 7, 1812
Wm. Saulsbury, Dec. 31, 1812
James Schee, Jan. 21, 1813
Wm. M. Satterfield, Jan. 21, 1813
Thomas Deharty, Oct 15, 1813
Matthew Coxe, Aug. 30, 1814
Elias Shockley, Mar. 11, 1815
John Lowber, Mar. 11, 1816
Benj. Dill, Mar. 11, 1815
Benj. Blackiston, Mar. 17, 1815
John Mansfield, Sept 23, 1816
Thomas Rothwell, July 16, 1816
John M. Laws, Aug. 12, 1816
Robert Patterson, Aug. 12, 1816
Wm Rut Jan 6, 1818
Wm Shockley Jan. 6, 1818
Nathaniel Smithers, Jan. 16, 1818
Spencer Willard, Apr. 29, 1818
Henry Carter, Oct 19, 1818
William Layton, May 18, 1819
Jacob Furbee, Oct 7, 1819
James B. Ralston, Jan. 7, 1820
Ezekiel Anderson, Feb. 1, 1820
Benjamin Brady, March 11, 1820
Thomas Doherty, Jan. 10, 1821
Daniel Green, Oct 8, 1821
Richard Simon, May 16, 1822
Gideon Cullin, Oct 21, 1822
John Wright, Sept 16, 1828
Joshua Cranor, Nov. 9, 1823
Charles Kimmey, Jan. 19, 1824
Daniel Godwin, Oct 12, 1824
William Ringgold, Dec. 21, 1824
Samuel Coombes, Oct 20, 1826
Levi Wolcott, Jan. 10, 1826
John Robertson, May 12, 1826
James B. Ralston, Jan. 8, 1827
Joseph Jenkins, March 17, 1827
Barrett P. Connor, Apr. 3, 1827
Molton Richards, July 6, 1827
Francis Hover, Oct 6, 1827
Samuel B. Cooper, Jan. 10, 1828
Jacob Biddle, June 10, 1828
Outten Davis, Oct 13, 1828
Nathan Slaughter, Oct 22, 1828
Henry Downs, Oct 27, 1828
Gideon Cullin, Jan. 14, 1829
William Laws, Feb. 2, 1829
Samuel Grace, March 12, 1829
Samuel Price, Nov. 23, 1829
Thomas Stevenson, March 17, 1830
David Onions, Apr. 19, 1830
Eli Coalscott, Nov. 9, 1830
Joshua Cranor, Feb. 8, 1831
Daniel Godwin, Oct 10, 1831
William A. Budd, Dec. 21, 1831
Otto Pennington, June, 1832
James Whitaker, Nov. 21, 1832
Luke Coverdale, Dec. 21, 1832
James D. Wild, Jan. 2, 1833
Wm. Ringgold, Nov. 31, 1833
Samuel Redden, Feby. 13, 1834
Joseph Kimmey, Mar. 5, 1834
Peter Lowber, Apr. 17, 1834
Potter Griffith, July 8, 1834
Samuel Thawley, Jan 12, 1835
Abel Harris, June 8, 1836
John Orrell, Sept 6, 1836
John Green, Mar. 12, 1836
T. R. Hammersley, June 26, 1836
John P. Coombe, June 26, 1836
Thomas Stevenson, Mar. 17, 1837
Joseph Green, Apr. 19, 1837
Waitman Booth, Feb. 2, 1838
Alex. Johnson, Apr. 20, 1838
Charles Jones, Oct 12, 1838
Nehemiah Stockley, Oct. 27, 1838
Samuel Grace, Nev. 15, 1838
George Walton, Dec 19, 1838
Charles Jones, Oct 12, 1838
Samuel Grace, Nov. 15, 1838
Nehemiah Stockley, Oct 22, 1838
George Walaton, Dec. 19, 1838
James McCIyment, Jan. 3, 1840
William R. Cahoon, Jan. 3, 1840
Molton Rickards, July 1, 1841
Samuel L. Cooper, Jan. 1, 1842
Jacob Boone, Feb. 21, 1842
Henry Hudson, June 27, 1843
John P. Coombe, June 27, 1843
Thos. Hammeraly, Aug. 28, 1843
Henry Pratt, Oct 18, 1843
David Taylor, Nov. 21, 1843
Joseph L. Harper, Nov. 28, 1843
Thomas Stevenson, Mar. 26, 1844
John B. Smith, Aug. 9. 1844
John Hollis, Dec 28, 1844

1845 ~ 1887

Waitman Booth, Feb. 10, 1845
Lewis Chamberlain, July 16, 1846
Samuel Hughes, July 30, 1846
David Lockwood, Oct 22, 1845
Elias Naudain, Nov. 17, 1846
Foster Boon, Nov. 17, 1846
Robert Sarde, March 9, 1847
Wm. Harrington, July 14, 1848
Robert Sorden, Feb., 1849
W. L. Timmons, Feb. 24, 1849
Ezekiel C. Reed, Mar. 28, 1840
W. N. W. Dorsey, June 28, 1860
John C. Reed, June 28, 1850
W. Hemphill Jones, Ang. 13, 1860
Trustin L. Davis, Nov. 22, 1850
Joseph Ward, Dec 6, 1850
Samuel L. Jefferson, Mar. 29, 1852
Nicholas O. Smith, July 31, 1852
Chas. Williamson, Sept 28, 1852
Marion Green, Feb. 86, 1863
Nathl. Tucker, Dec 2, 1864
William K. Taylor, Mar. 17, 1866
John Green, Apr. 18, 1866
Henry Anderson, July 18, 1856
Thos. Finsthwait, Jan. 31, 1866
Thomas Lockwood, Feb. 86, 1866
William H. Baggs, March, 1866
Thos. Stevenson, Mar 14, 1866
Esekiel W. Reed, June 85, 1866
David Faries, Mar. 86, 1867
Samuel B. Cooper, June 18, 1867
John H. Ecclestine, June 29, 1867
John Eaton, Oct 80, 1867
John H. Bateman, Nov. 28, 1867
David Lockwood Mar. 30, 1858
Samuel F. Hews. Aug. 4, 1868
Caleb Wolott, Nov. 19, 1868
William D. Voshell, Mar. 9, 1869
John R. Whitby, Aug. 1, 1860
James H. Smith, Aug. 8, 1869
Jacob F. Lewis, Oct 18, 1860
James B. Davis, Nov. 16, 1869
Timothy C. Killen, Jan. 84, 1860
Robert Sarde, Dec 8, 1861
Manlove Hasel, Jan. 16, 1862
John Jones, Mar. 18, 1868
Warren J. Reed, Apr. 17, 1802
John H. Bateman, Apr. 17, 1862
Wm. H. Herring, July 21, 1862
Andrew J. Wilson, Nov. 13, 1863
Jonathan Pratt, Dec 10, 1862
Thomas R. Finathwait, Feb. 5, 1863
Thomas Lockwood, Feb. 26, 1863
John A. Stevenson, June 3, 1863
Mathew Cox, April 27, 1864
John Eaton, May 28, 1864
Thomas Carson, May 30, 1864
Henry C. Carter, July 6, 1864
William H. Welsh, July 20, 1864
John P. Coombe, Jan. 9, 1865
Allen Thomas, May 10, 1865
Jas. O. Hendrickson, Sept. 28, 1865
Caleb Wolcott, Nov. 20, 1865
Joseph Wood, Nor. 23, 1866
Philip J. Smoot, Nov, 26, 1866
Edmund Stoat, Apr. 18, 1867
Wm. H. McBride, Sept 17, 1867
J. W. Mariner, June 3, 1868
James B. Short, Aug. 81, 1868
Richard H. Phelps, Jan. 19, 1869
Thomas D. Cubbage, Mar. 12, 1869
John Jones, March 18, 1869
Wm. Meredith, April 22, 1869
Lemuel Dill, April 23, 1869
Jonathan Pratt, Dec. 11, 1869
Thomas P. Walls, Jan. 3, 1870
Alex. Goodwin, June 6, 1870
Thomas J. Catts, March 9, 1871
Benj. Walker, April 28, 1871
Henry Q. Budd, May 81, 1871
Benj. G. Cabbage, July 7, 1871
Thomas Young, Jan. 16, 1872
John M. Eisenburg, May 16, 1872
John Hendrickson, Oct. 2, 1872
Benj. Fleming, Sept 1, 1873
Robert J. Beswick, Mar. 11, 1874
Edmund Stoat, April 22, 1874
Jonathan Carrow, Sept. 29, 1874
Joseph T. George, Jan. 6, 1875
Llewellyn Tharp, Jan. 14, 187 A
Joseph Ward, March 12, 1875
John Lee, March 24, 1825
John D. Coverdale, April 1, 1875
Esekiel J. Golt, June 3, 1875
George F. Hawkins, Oct 18, 1875
Andrew J. Wright, Dec 23, 1875
Thomas B. Cooper, Feb. 29, 1876
George Moore, April 12, 1876
Adams Mahood, Sept 14, 1876
George B. Dickson, Jan. 11, 1877
Thomas P. Walls, Jan. 17, 1877
Philemon C. Thomas, Mar. 26, 1877
Alex. Goodman. June 6, 1877
Peter C. Frasher, Jan. 21, 1878
Henry G. Budd, May 31, 1878
Lawrence Pitman, Feb. 5, 1879
Jas. O. Hendrickson, Oct. 3, 1879
Edward Lord, Oct 13, 1879
Alex. P. Sorden, Oct 31, 1879
Andrew J. Wright, Mar. 13, 1880
Peter Creddick, Jan. 25, 1881
Robert J. Beswick, March 11, 1881
Edmund Stoat, April 22, 1881
John W. Jester, Sept 26, 1881
Llewellyn Tharp, Jan. 14, 1882
Joseph Ward, March 13, 1882
Esekiel J. Golt, June 3, 1882
John Brown, June 12, 1882
George F. Hawkins, Oct. 24, 1882
Adams Mahood Oct 24, 1883
Thomas P. Walls, Jan. 21, 1884
Philemon O. Thomas, Apr. 30, 1884
Peter C. Frasher, Jan. 7, 1885
Henry G. Budd, May 30, 1885
John S. Allen, Oct 5, 1886
Wm. H Sarde, Oct 13, 1886
Wm. P. Cullen, Nov. 18, 1886
Henry N. Clark, Jan. 1, 1887
Wm. Whitaker, Feb. 28, 1887
John B. Book, April 20, 1887

Kent County

Source: History of Delaware, 1609-1888, Volume I, by J. Thomas Scharf, L. J. Richards & Company, Philadelphia, 1888.

 
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