New Castle County
Probate Inventories
Borough of Wilmington

Introduction: Probate Inventories were taken to enumerate cash and possessions for individuals who died without leaving a will. The level of detail is different among inventories but in many cases important information concerning room use can be found. When cross-referencing inventories with other data sources, such as street directories, Orphan's Court records, Federal Census records or tax records, one can further develop the appearance and use of a particular building.

This collection of inventories will contain those entries that specifically referred to the Borough of Wilmington. The time period of these entries is the late 18th to late 19th centuries.

All inventories were compiled and edited by Richard E. Stevens, University of Delaware. Every effort was made to transcribe these records as accurately as possible. Spelling was left as it occurred in the original records. Any missing or illegible words are indicated by the use of [ ]'s. Additional information which was present, either in the probate documents or by linking to other datasets has been included.

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This is a work in progress. If you are interested in locating probate information for any individual from either the Borough of Wilmington or New Castle County not yet completed please contact me at rstevens@math.udel.edu

For an online index of New Castle County probate inventories see the Delaware Department of Public Archives Probate Inventory Database Search Page .

Click on a underlined name to view the complete probate information. An entry with the notation xRx signifies a room by room inventory. Click on a letter below to jump to the first case starting with that letter in the list.

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Last updated August 10, 2004

 

Name
Date of Inventory
 
Adams, Catherine January 23, 1824  
Adams, Daniel J January 13, 1797  
Adams, James sr January 11, 1793  
Adams, Susan H March 21, 1866
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Addison, John March 24, 1863  
Agar, Thomas April 10, 1822  
Ainger, Rev. Thomas October 17, 1797  
Allen, Eli May 28, 1817  
Alderdice, Alphonson December 15, 1802  
Alderdice, Jane    
Allen, Thomas J March 16, 1859  
Allen, William June 25, 1859  
Alexander, William June 18, 1811  
Alison, Elizabeth June 17, 1859  
Allison, Alexander November 7, 1798  
Allison, Ann Elizabeth February 25, 1862  
Alrich, Thomas August 26, 1865
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Alrichs, Benjamin March 6, 1790  
Alrichs, Jonas March 1, 1803  
Alrichs, Susana February 22, 1795  
Alrichs, Susanna October 3, 1823  
Anderson, James May 30, 1866  
Anderson, John February 21, 1795  
Anderson, Captain John T February 2, 1853
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Anderson, William (colored man) April 18, 1843  
Andrews, Sarah December 31, 1793  
Armstrong, Ann April 12, 1799  
Ash, Samuel 1822  
Ashton, Cynthia November 29, 1870  
Ashton, Robert G September 11, 1837  
Awmack, Mary December 22, 1836  
Aydon, Margaret R February 9, 1870
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Bail, Margaret J February 11, 1817
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Baily, Edward T May 25, 1843
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Bailey, Henry June 21, 1837
Bailey, Joseph April 3, 1843
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Baker, Dr, William W. August 15, 1838
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Baldwin, Ann February 11, 1857
Baldwin, Elizabeth June 29, 1816
Baldwin, Hannah September 13, 1811
Baldwin, Joseph January 18, 1862
Baldwin, Lydia May 22, 1819
Baldwin, Susanna November 16, 1852
Baldwin, Thomas November 11, 1805
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Bancroft, Dr. Daniel June 17, 1796
Bane, Nathan March 12, 1817
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Bannard, John October 24, 1824
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Bannar, Robert June 11, 1833
Bannister, Moses June 23, 1845
Barney, James W April 21, 1871
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Barr, Reverend Joseph July 5, 1854
Barron, Anna March 29, 1865
Barron, Benjamin M June 14, 1865
Barros, Benjamin September 8, 1859
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Barstow, Jabez G April 7, 1856  
Barstowe, Simon December 15, 1828  
Bassett, William April 20, 1807  
Bates, Mary January 18, 1803  
Battersby, James April 27, 1827  
Bayard, Aaron (colored man) August 1, 1849  
Bayard, Thomas (colored man) September 14, 1841  
Bayard, Thomas H June 9, 1864
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Baynard, Susan A May 12, 1868
Beckley, Chester December 3, 1821  
Bedford, Henrietta Jane August 22, 1871
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Beeson, Maria March 7, 1864  
Bell, George January 5, 1805  
Bennett, Charles February 11, 1865  
Bennett, Ezekiel August 16, 1841  
Bennett, Capt Jacob March 10, 1782  
Bennett, Joseph March 12, 1808  
Benson, John April 14, 1791  
Benson, Peter December 22, 1802  
Betts, Benjamin May 19, 1824  
Betts, Mahlon April 3, 1867
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Benderman, Thomas October 7, 1816  
Biars, Elizabeth December 1, 1802  
Billany, John H September 11, 1843
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Bingham, Joseph May 24, 1811  
Black, Miss Jane March 4, 1845  
Black, John October 8, 1812  
Black, Mary March 18, 1834
Black, Robert October 6, 1796
Black, Sarah (Miss) January 13, 1862
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Black, William October 25, 1804
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Blackford, Elizabeth April 8, 1816
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Blackwell, Henry D March 9, 1855
Blackwell, Sarah E August 1, 1855
Boddy, John September 5, 1836
Boddy, Stephen March 15, 1866
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