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Sussex County Delaware ~ Prothonotaries and Recorders

Prothonotaries1

Nehemiah Field, 1694
Philip Russell, 1730
Ryves Holt, 1753
Jacob Kollock, 1763
David Hall, March, 1777
Nathaniel Mitchell, July 1, 1788
Francis Brown, Jan. 19, 1805
John Stockley, Feb. 3, 1825
George R. Fisher, Feb. 4, 1830
Isaac M. Fisher, Jan. 18, 1842
Robert A. Houston, Jan. 18, 1847
Isaac Giles, Jan. 8, 1852
Dr. Stephen Green, Nov. 20, 1854
C. H. Richards, Dec. 30, 1861
William F. Jones, Dec. 31, 1866
Shepherd P. Martin, Jan. 1, 1872
Henry W. Long, Jan., 1877
Joseph T. Adams, Jan. 2, 1882
Joseph T. Adams, Jan. 3, 1887
Philips Kollock 1773
Kendall Batson 1797
Wm. Hazzard 1800
James L Bayliss 1806
John Stockley 1821
George B. Rodney 1826
Edward L. Wells 1830
John D. Rodney Jan. 18, 1847

Recorders

William Clark, 1682
Norton Claypoole, 1687
Nehemiah Field, 1604
Thomas Fisher, 1710
John Hepburn, 1714
Preserved Coggeshall, 1718
Philip Russell, 1721
Jacob Kollock, 1732
Wrixam Lewis, June 4, 1764
John Russell, Apr. 18, 1777
Philip Kollock, Aug., 1793
Thomas Coulter, June 13, 1804
Philip Kollock, Feb. 8, 1806
William Bell, Jan. 17, 1811
John Stockley, Jan. 28, 1814
Stephen M. Harris, Feb. 27, 1821
Philip Stockley Feb. 24, 1824
Philip Short July 12, 1824
Gustavus A. Ewing, Oct, 22, 1828
James P. W. Kollock, Jan. 18, 1833
John H. Ellegood, May 13. 1836
Nathaniel P. Harris, Jan. 18, 1837
Caleb B. Sipple, May 28, 1838
Caleb B. Sipple, May 1. 1841
William H. Swiggett, May 1, 1845
Henry Dunning Nov. 12, 1846
Charles Tunnell May 2. 1849
Charles Tunnell May 3, 1863
William Harris, May 4, 1867
James C. Dunning May 6.1881
George M. Davis May, 1866
William H. Donovan, May 16, 1871
Benjamin D. Burton, May 16. 1876
William H. Boyce May 16, 1881
Joseph P. Morris, May 20, 1886

Sussex County

Footnotes:
1. The word prothonotary is recorded in English since 1447, as "principal clerk of a court," from L.L. prothonotarius (c. 400), from Greek protonotarios "first scribe," originally the chief of the college of recorders of the court of the Byzantine Empire, from Greek ?????? protos "first" + Latin notarius ("notary"); the -h- appeared in Medieval Latin. The title was awarded to certain high-ranking notaries. (Wikipedia)

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

 
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