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Sussex County Delaware ~ Clerks of Peace ~ Dedimus Potestatem

Clerks of Peace

Cornelius Verhoofe, 1680
Nehemiah Field, 1693
Roger Corbet, 1710
Win. White, 1717
Preserved Coggeshall, 1720
George Hazzard, 1797
J. M. Brown, 1798
Phillips Kollock, 1799
Win. Russell, Jan. 19. 1806
Kendall Batson, Jan. 23, 1815
Caleb S. Layton, Jan. 12, 1820
Joshua S. Layton, Dec. 20, 1822
Joshua S. Layton Dec. 21, 1827
Joshua S. Layton Jan. 18, 1831
Sheppard P. Houston, Jan. 18, 1837
Wm. O. Redden, Jan. 18, 1846
Wm. Hitch, Jan. 8, 1853
Wm. Ellegood, Jan. 19, 1857
John M. Rawline, Jan. 20, 1862
Aaron B. Marvell, Jan. 21, 1867
Wm. P. Jones, Jan. 83, 1872
W. Fiske Townsend, Jan. 23, 1877
Wm. B. Tomlinson, Apr. 6, 1879
N. W. Hickman, Apr. 6, 1884
Ebe. W. Tunnell, Apr. 12, 1886

Dedimus Potestatem1

Jacob Kollock April 10, 1756
John Clowes, April 10, 1756
Thomas Till April 10, 1756
Benjamin Batson, April 10, 1756
Shepherd Kollock, April 10, 1756
David Hall, Nov. 1, 1764
Jacob Kollock,, Jr Nor. 1, 1764
John Rodney, March 8, 1777
Jacob Moore, March 8, 1777
John Rodney, May 30, 1782
David Hall, May 80, 1782
Jacob Moore, May 30, 1782
Simon Kollock, Sept. 6, 1793
Joseph Hall, Sept. 6, 1793
Philip Kollock, Sept. 6, 1793
Nathaniel Mitchell, Sept. 6, 1793
Thomas Cooper, Feb. 2, 1802
Nicholas Williamson, Feb. 2, 1802
John Casey, Feb. 2, 1802
Thomas Cooper, Feb. 26, 1805
James Anderson, Feb. 26, 1805
Francis Brown, Feb. 26, 1805
William Russell, Feb. 26, 1805
Simon Kollock, Feb. 26, 1805
Simon Kollock, Jan. 17, 1811
John Collins, Jan. 17, 1811
William Bell, Jan. 17, 1811
Francis Brown, Feb. 4, 1814
Jehu (John) Stockley, Feb. 4, 1814
William Russell, Feb. 4, 1814
Matthew Bench, Oct. 10, 1829
Edward L. Wells, Oct 10, 1829

Sussex County

1. In law, dedimus potestatem (Latin for "we have given the power") is a writ whereby commission is given to one or more private persons for the expedition of some act normally performed by a judge. It is also called delegatio. It is granted most commonly upon the suggestion that a party, who is to do something before a judge or in a court, is too weak to travel.

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

 
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